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Welcome to the 2019 WikiCup!

Hello and Happy New Year!

Welcome to the 2019 WikiCup, the competition begins today. If you have already joined, your submission page can be found here. If you have not yet signed up, you can add your name here and we will set up your submissions page. One important rule to remember is that only content on which you have completed significant work during 2019, and which you have nominated this year, is eligible for points in the competition, the judges will be checking! Any questions should be directed to one of the judges, or left on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will make it to round 2. Good luck! The judges for the WikiCup are Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Vanamonde93 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:14, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

January 13: Wikimedia NYC invites you to Wikipedia Day 2019

Sunday January 13: Wikipedia Day 2019 in NYC
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day 2019, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 18th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event features keynote presentations, panels, lightning talks, and, of course, open space sessions.

And there will be cake.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

9:30AM - 6:00PM at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 3-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 20:57, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

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This Month in GLAM: December 2018

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Headlines
  • Armenia report: Cooperation with Yerevan Drama Theatre Named After Hrachia Ghaplanian; Singing Wikipedia (continuation); Photographs by Vahan Kochar (continuation)
  • Australia report: 2019 Australia's Year of the Public Domain
  • Belgium report: Writing weeks German-speaking Community; End of year drink; Wiki Loves Heritage photo contest
  • Brazil report: Google Art and GLAM initiatives in Brazil
  • India report: Collaboration with RJVD Municipal Public Library
  • Italy report: Challenges and alliances with libraries, WLM and more
  • Macedonia report: Exhibition:"Poland through photographs" & Wikipedia lectures with children in social risk
  • Malaysia report: Technology Talk and Update on Wikipedia @ National Library of Malaysia
  • Portugal report: Glam Days '18 at the National Library of Portugal
  • Sweden report: Hats 🎩🧢👒🎓
  • UK report: Oxford
  • USA report: Holiday gatherings and visit to Internet Archive
  • Wikidata report: Wikidata reports
  • WMF GLAM report: Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons: pilot projects and multilingual captions
  • Calendar: January's GLAM events
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About This Month in GLAM · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · Romaine 19:58, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

JOKES

I have no issues with your standard of not naming individual wikipedians at WP:JOKES. I do take issue with your line that the joke I added was obviously inappropriate - given that there are MULTIPLE images with his hair floating around. If it was that obvious it could have been removed in any of the dozens of edits that happened between then and now. Again no issue with it being removed, but merely the way you have framed it. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 03:15, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

@Barkeep49: It seems obvious (to my judgment -- perhaps I shouldn't have phrased it to seem objectively obvious) that, regardless of what someone has shared/shown/said/demonstrated, jokes about an editor's physical appearance shouldn't be included in a projectspace list of Wikipedia-related jokes. I certainly don't want to imply it was done in mean spirit or bad faith. Quite the opposite, as I said, I'm nearly certain Oshwah be just fine with it (and probably think it funny). It's more about the principle than the specific; sorry if that seemed pointed. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 03:43, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Green Jacket Shoal

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Green Jacket Shoal you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Casliber -- Casliber (talk) 10:41, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Wikicup

By the way, can I just say how nice it is to have another person doing FPCs in the Wikicup? I've been alone in past years I've participated. It's a fun competition, although I will admit I tend to burn out near the end from working too hard on it. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.7% of all FPs 15:24, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

@Adam Cuerden: Cheers. I'm semi-active with FPC regardless, but more on Commons than on enwiki. I have a small handful here, but had a few instances of feeling like I didn't know what people are really looking for, or that the distinction between Commons and enwiki FPC was too arbitrary (e.g. some people but not others care about "wow" factor, varied standards for technical quality, varied expectations for EV... someone opposed in the past because the article the picture was used for didn't explain some aspect of the subject not directly related to the image). Then just the overall lack of participation. Meh. Figured I'd give it another shot, though, when I saw that you used the WikiCup reviews needed template for FPC, it made me think that might attract sufficient participation to at least have a quorum. Anyway, I suspect if you keep churning out these restorations at the same clip you have been, you've got a pretty good shot at taking the whole competition, putting aside potential burnout. I'm just hoping to make it to the 3rd or 4th round and get some FPs, GAs, and maybe an FA out of the motivation... :) — Rhododendrites talk \\ 20:46, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Ricardo Vélez Rodríguez

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Removing links?

Hi. I'm fine with your undo of my edit, but I'm a little confused by the explanation. You said it's, a request to not remove links when it does more harm than good, but I'm not sure what you're suggesting I should have done instead. Should I have just left it as a redlink? I've always found the cleaning up of backlinks after a deletion to be the most error-prone part of closing an AfD, and I'm sure I make plenty of mistakes there. I'm just trying to understand your concern better. -- RoySmith (talk) 15:45, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi RoySmith. Yeah, it's a common thing with the Twinkle script that semi-automates it. It's really just an issue with lists (both embedded and stand-alone) that only include notable examples. The ideal would be to check the page it's being removed from, and if everything else is bluelinked, it's probably best to just remove the entry rather than unlink (or skip it, as second choice). An entry that's unlinked is no more appropriate to include in those lists than one that is linked, but when it's linked it's easier for others to find and remove. The red stands out more, but more importantly it makes it possible to take a deleted article and use "what links here" to find all instances in lists that would need to be removed. That is all. Not a huge deal; just makes list clean-up a little harder sometimes. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 15:58, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
You say, Twinkle script, but I think you meant XFDcloser. In any case, @Evad37: I wonder if this could be improved with some embedded hinting in those lists. What if we invented a (possibly hidden) Category:Lists which should never have redlinks (or some other kind of embeddable marker). XFDcloser could use that as a hint to adjust its post-deletion unlinking process. -- RoySmith (talk) 16:18, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
Ah, yes, I may mean that. I don't do much xfd closing myself. :) I like the category idea, though I dare say that even just being after an asterisk or a pipe at the beginning of a line (part of an unordered list or a table) would probably suffice, too, if the category approach were too cumbersome. I imagine most of the time (but not all, of course), it would be better to remove from a list when deleted. Likewise, removing a link from a page that starts "list of" or "comparison of," would cover a lot of the issue. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 16:48, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
@RoySmith and Rhododendrites: XFDcloser should already be checking with the closer for links within list items per WP:XFDC#Unlinking backlinks, because it isn't possible to determine if the list is meant to be complete, or only of notable things, or if the backlink is only incidental to the list item. I might have to review the logic of how it works, which was based on discussions from a couple of years ago. - Evad37 [talk] 23:57, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Green Jacket Shoal

The article Green Jacket Shoal you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Green Jacket Shoal for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Casliber -- Casliber (talk) 19:42, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Jade vine

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Your image, File:Jade vine (70200).jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 23:46, 26 January 2019 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Courthouse mosaic by William de Leftwich Dodge

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Pyrosoma atlanticum

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Your image, File:Pyrosoma atlanticum (12256).jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 16:19, 29 January 2019 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Portrait of Commander C. R. Perry Rodgers, officer of the Federal Navy LOC cwpb.05822- Restored.jpg

You should probably specify "Edit 1" here, since "most recent edit" can change definition. I may be excessively cautious.

Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.7% of all FPs 17:09, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
Rodger that.  DoneRhododendrites talk \\ 00:26, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Long Island City

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This Month in GLAM: January 2019

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About This Month in GLAM · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · Romaine 13:59, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 Reminder

Hi. I'm DannyS712 (talk), and I just wanted to remind you that you have signed up to compete in this year's WikiCup! There are about 2 weeks left before the first round ends – if you haven't yet made your first submission, there is still time to start; if you have already started, keep up the good work. See your submissions page: here. Good luck!

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Iceberg

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Starving polar bear

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Helen Keller

Excellent work. I've commented on the page. Sorry I missed your comment. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 20:26, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Keith Urban

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Books & Bytes, Issue 32

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Books & Bytes
Issue 32, January – February 2019

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  • New and expanded partners
  • Wikimedia and Libraries User Group update
  • Global branches update
  • Bytes in brief

French version of Books & Bytes is now available on meta!

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Feb 27 WikiWednesday Salon + Mar 2 MoMA Art+Feminism and beyond

February 27, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 09:00, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Saturday March 2: MoMA Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon
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Art+Feminism’s sixth-annual MoMA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will take place at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 4 West 54 Street, on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. People of all gender identities and expressions are encouraged to attend.

And on Sunday this weekend:

Stay tuned for other Art+Feminism and related edit-a-thons throughout the month!

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