User talk:Rosiestep

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Keeping an eye on things around here.

Back to WAM[edit]

I've been trying to help this along, Rosie. I already have a very positive response from Taiwan. I'm looking out for people in the Asian countries as they commit to WAM and will encourage them to join us in focusing on women. In this connection, it would be useful if you could share any outcomes of your phone discussions.--Ipigott (talk) 21:21, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

WiR /Tasks[edit]

fwiw, Rosiestep, this doesn"t work for me. It isn't a great burden to maintain two lists, and I very much feel that the project page should list its assets in a more upfront way than hoping users will grok the template. Would you please reconsider. thanks --Tagishsimon (talk) 03:44, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

I agree with Tagishsimon. I think people need to be able to see our redlink lists clearly displayed on the main WiR page. I went ahead and restored them as they are in fact richer than those in the template with info on length and how main lists also relate to more specific lists. (PS - don't forget to send out the November editathon invitations by mass messaging. Many of our participants may wish to start preparing now and some might want to register early for WAM.)--Ipigott (talk) 07:23, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
Further to the above, I think we could improve the main page further by replacing the clickable "Tasks" icon by either "Missing articles" or "Red links". We could then provide a direct link to "Redlink lists" after deleting the "Tasks" section. The few lines we now have in the "Tasks" section duplicate the information in the main introduction and the items under "Events". If you agree, you should alert Harej and his team as these changes will need assistance from Project X.--Ipigott (talk) 07:44, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

An invitation to November's events[edit]

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November 2016

Announcing two exciting online editathons
Women in Food and Drink and Women Writers
as well as our strong support for articles on women in connection with
Wikipedia Asian Month
Faciliated by Women in Red

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(To subscribe: Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe: Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Rosiestep (talk) 18:07, 23 October 2016 (UTC) via MassMessaging

Barnstar[edit]

100wikidays-barnstar-1.png The #100wikidays Barnstar
Dear Rosie,

On behalf of the #100wikidays challenge family, I am happy to grant you this special barnstar as an appreciation for your valuable contributions within the #100wikidays challenge!
Your choices of notable women to write about were inspiring and this is not weird as you are a pioneer in women-related-project. We hope to see you in another tour soon
Thank you!

--Mervat Salman (talk) 17:53, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
Congratulations from me too. It was amazing you could keep up with this with all your involvement in conferences, etc. Now we just need another hundred like you and we can meet Dr. Blofeld's goal of reaching 20% women's biographies over the next two years.--Ipigott (talk) 13:42, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
Well done Rosie Victuallers (talk) 17:40, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, @Mervat Salman, Ipigott, and Victuallers! --Rosiestep (talk) 23:53, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

Invitation to "target countries" discussion[edit]

Hello, Rosiestep! Since you facilitated the Global South meeting at Wikimania 2016, we're inviting you to a discussion on "target countries". You can help the product team at the Wikimedia Foundation create a new list of countries and metrics to replace the "global south" concept in our process with something more relevant. Interested? Learn more about this discussion and share your perspective. (This message is available in more languages.) Joe Sutherland (WMF) (talk) 00:14, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

Every country should be a target country and there is a way to stage something so you get women articles created fairly evenly on every country! But for starters we'll need the missing lists to extend to every country worldwide..♦ Dr. Blofeld 07:41, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

100wikidays barnstar[edit]

100wikidays-barnstar-1.png The (better-later-than-never :) ) #100wikidays Barnstar
Dear Rosie,

Althoug with little delay, this barnstar comes to congratulate you for the end of your #100wikidays adventure! Well deserved for your wonderful contributions and persistence, and for setting an example for others to follow! It was a great inspiration and honour to have you in the challenge, and hope you will repeat it soon!

Warm regards, Spiritia 10:30, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

An award for you[edit]

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Welcome back! The residents of the city opened a Women Red Cafe in your absence on the right ;-). ♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:16, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

LOL. I know how much it means to you to be back home, so wishing you all the best!♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:20, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: October 2016[edit]

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2016 Portland riot[edit]

It may surprise you to learn that I have joined the "WikiProject Donald Trump". Although I opposed him in the election, I feel my stance can act somewhat as a "counter balance" there, although my edits will be fair, and will be written from a neutral point of view. Toward that end, I created the article 2016 Portland riot today, since to date it has been the most violent protest to Trump's election. If you have time, I would appreciate your feedback, and/or participation. Thanks! Juneau Mike (talk) 17:45, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi @Juneau Mike: I took one look at the article and it grabbed my attention with the word "anarchists", as women anarchists have been the subject of many biographies I've created this year. That said, thanks for starting the article, and let me see if I can find anything to add. --Rosiestep (talk) 21:46, 11 November 2016 (UTC)
OK, cool! I put "anarchists" in quotation marks, because I was quoting the reference. Thanks for all you do! :) Juneau Mike (talk) 22:40, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

The 50,000 Challenge[edit]

Wouldn't you know it. Just as I stuck {{Discouraged}} on my user page, more due to a lack of a better descriptor for my feelings than anything else, this challenge comes along. I'm always up for a challenge, but the sort of agenda-pushing or indiscriminate content dumping I've been witnessing as of late is hardly anything one can call a challenge. Anyway, I see that you've signed up for the Alaska portion. I also see that Mike is still corresponding with you. I'll ping @Activist:, @Beeblebrox: and @Dankarl:, who also do a lot of work on Alaska topics. There's three choices here: should Alaska remain part of the general United States challenge, be a part of the Pacific Northwest challenge or try for a state-specific challenge ala what California, New York and North Carolina are currently doing? I've been slowly working on a requested articles subpage for WP:ALASKA, but like many such pages, it isn't necessarily resulting in articles getting written. I've also worked on this and that offline, mainly because the AFC crowd has this WP:OWN thing about content in draftspace and even in userspaces, and that they appear more interested in tearing down the work of others than in doing any work themselves.

Specific to any of your efforts, Rosie: I started the Alaska portion of the challenge by creating Stan Cornelius after looking for a topic in line with my interests which wasn't strictly one-dimensional, unlike so many other legislator biographies I've seen. I've noticed a lot of pissing and moaning on this page from various editors about the lack of progress in covering notable women. There's an entire laundry list of women legislators in Alaska, spanning well over a half century, who lack articles. Do you need any help with that? I started a list somewhere of articles needing to be written and can cobble together some source material when I make it back to the library, because I had to throw my own copies of what I have into storage recently. Also, I just noticed Mildred Stratton Wilson, which briefly mentions an affiliation with the Institute of Marine Science at UAF. Vera Alexander, who led the institute for many years, may appear to be an obscure topic on the surface. However, her stature within the scientific community at UAF is on a par with the likes of Laurence Irving and Syun-Ichi Akasofu. I believe she was also the first woman to earn a doctorate from UAF. RadioKAOS / Talk to me, Billy / Transmissions 22:06, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi RadioKAOS so glad to hear from you. My primary interests with Alaska are geography and 19th-century people/companies/events. I'm not saying that the topics you mention aren't interesting to me, too, it's just that I prefer to research and create content about obscure stuff covered long ago in PD-era books. It makes me feel like a "miner", mining for something which was notable long ago and is all but forgotten today. Do you want to work on any of that with me? --Rosiestep (talk) 22:22, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for adding so many new articles to the challenge's list, Rosie! ---Another Believer (Talk) 16:38, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for noticing, Another Believer. Just dawned on me to do so. I've been in a bit of a bubble this month and it wasn't until now that it dawned on me to do so. --Rosiestep (talk) 16:48, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Rosiestep.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Found a potentially-useful resource[edit]

Here. On African women writers. Looks like it could be useful to me - what do you think? --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:38, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Ser Amantio di Nicolao, I think it is an extremely useful site. Good find. Do you have thoughts on how to capture the names into a redlist? --Rosiestep (talk) 15:59, 15 November 2016 (UTC)
Not offhand, beyond manual work. I've found a couple of them on other redlink lists, though. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:09, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Another potentially-useful resource[edit]

The same site I linked you to earlier has a list of Lusophone women writers: here. No biographical information, but there appears to be a good bit of stuff to burrow through. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:57, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

  • Thanks for finding it, Ser Amantio di Nicolao. Adding in Megalibrarygirl. Lots of good information here, but I don't know any easy way for turning it (and the earlier list) into a relist(s). Thoughts? --Rosiestep (talk) 16:15, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Wouldn't know, sorry. But a cursory search on a couple of 'em reveals at least some biographical information elsewhere online, so there is some stuff that can be filled out. (I'll maybe hit one or two on my lunch break, if I can manage it.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:20, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Megalibrarygirl - re: the Francophone list Rich created, do you think we should add it to the WiR template "as is" vs. renaming or reshuffling by nationality? If renaming, perhaps something like "Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/French-language writers in Africa" or Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/African writers in French"... per some of what I see here: Category:French-language writers. I'll wait to add it to the WiR template till we sort the name out. --Rosiestep (talk) 16:49, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Rosiestep, I usually like to break redlists down by country. However, my major reason for wanting country breakdowns are for 2 reasons. 1) That way editors can target countries they wish (maybe they want to contribute because of ties to that country or they want to tackle content gaps) and 2) It helps identify the major language an editor might be dealing with. Since the language is already French for all of the countries, that takes care of the language that I have. As for the first issue, I'd be happy to break it up if everyone feels that's necessary. :) As for the name, I like French-language writers because that's easier to understand. I didn't know what Francophone was at first either... Megalibrarygirl (talk) 17:34, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Yes, that would be super, Rosiestep. I'll merge them into that list and then we can sort out by country. :) Megalibrarygirl (talk) 18:00, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
Actually, I'm going to split it up between poets and playwrights, too, as applicable. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 18:34, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

And a third[edit]

Since we're talking. :-) Here you go. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:08, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

I'll add those, too. :) Megalibrarygirl (talk) 21:52, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

James Dale Ritchie[edit]

Hi Rosie. You and I collaborated on the Israel Keyes (serial killer) page. Another case out of Anchorage seems rising to notability standards. A man who tried to kill an Anchorage Police officer last Saturday, and died during the gun battle, had a gun on him that was used to kill five people in Anchorage this year. All five cases have been unsolved. Some of the murdered folks appear to be victims of random violence. If these murders are tied to the man, James Dale Ritchie, then he would appear to meet notability guidelines for a serial or spree killer page here on Wikipedia. (We aren't there yet, he hasn't been definitively tied to the killings yet...) Here are some articles for research: (KTUU-TV) and (Alaska Dispatch News) Juneau Mike (talk) 01:19, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

See User talk:Beeblebrox#Anchorage serial killer, one of numerous things I didn't quite have the time to continue to argue about. ADN is making a big deal out of it right this moment. Based on that, it might rise to the level of something notable, but it's still just another news story. As usual, it sends the message that it's notable because it happened in 2016, and that any number of other crimes aren't notable because they're not currently making headlines. That Tom Faccio's murder launched the victim's rights movement in Alaska and that his murderer gave birth to two children while serving a lengthy prison sentence is not important, you say? Hmmm... RadioKAOS / Talk to me, Billy / Transmissions 01:34, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
Speak of the devil: the editor who started the thread on Beeblebrox's page went back to it at the same time I wrote the above. Sorry, Mike, but I was joking to myself a while back that I had to stop listening to Alaska News Nightly because what I was hearing on that program every night and my patrol for new Alaska articles started to look like one and the same. RadioKAOS / Talk to me, Billy / Transmissions 01:43, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know about this one. Trying to reduce my stress level in November, so I'll keep an eye on on it peripherally but I won't jump in at the moment. --Rosiestep (talk) 01:53, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
I hear ya, Rosie! As I stated in my original note to you, it hasn't been determined that James Ritchie did this for sure yet. I can understand taking stress out of your life, take a well deserved break! :) Juneau Mike (talk) 02:09, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Susannah Oland[edit]

I need help moving an article. It won't let me do it because there is a redirect and says I need an admin. The article is here User talk:SusunW/Sandbox draft 1 and needs to be moved to Susannah Oland. I was amazed there was no article about her. Can you or possibly @Victuallers and Drmies: help me? (Actually, I'd be happy with help from any admin who can do it. I think the redirect has to be deleted and then the new article transferred, but heck, it's technology, what do I know?) I can finish with the gnoming stuff once it's moved, if someone will just ping me. Thanks! SusunW (talk) 01:51, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Glad to help, SusunW! I deleted Susannah Oland. You can move an article into that space now. I would have done it myself but I didn't see it at User talk:SusunW/Sandbox draft 1. Maybe it's elsewhere? --Rosiestep (talk) 01:59, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
Ahhh ummm, SusunW, and now there's an article in that spot! Nothing short of techno magic! --Rosiestep (talk) 02:00, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
FloNight moved it. Thank you both. :)
I beat Rosie by a few seconds :-) Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 02:04, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
Thumbs up Thank you, FloNight. --Rosiestep (talk) 02:16, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Alright, homework is done, I did the dishes, lunches are made, kids are in bed. Susun, what did you want me to do? :) Drmies (talk) 03:35, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
Nada, but thanks Drmies. I got tons of help and my article got moved.  :) SusunW (talk) 03:48, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Pick your brain?[edit]

Greetings! I was referred to you by Wiki NYC members as someone I should contact in regards to the vision my collaborator and I have for our initiative, Black Lunch Table. We have been hosting and training editathons around the country for a little over a year and have been thinking about the best way to grow the project. I love what your doing with your project Women in Red. I just thought I'd reach out so we are connected. Thanks so much for your work! --Heathart (talk) 04:44, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

  • Hi Heathart, and thanks for connecting with me. Looks like BLT is doing some interesting stuff. If you have the time and inclination, we could do a Google Hangout or Skype. --Rosiestep (talk) 16:23, 17 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Yes please Rosiestep! Should we shoot for after Thanksgiving? Maybe the week of Dec 10? I am leaving town for two weeks and likely will be absent minded until I get back home to work mode.--Heathart (talk) 22:02, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Yes, that works for me. Note, I'm out of town till Dec 13. --Rosiestep (talk) 23:20, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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The Kansas Barnstar is awarded to editors to recognize significant contributions to Kansas-related aticles.
Thanks for all your articles on Kansas women writers! MB298 (talk) 00:36, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Oceania/The 10,000 Challenge[edit]

Thinking of setting up Wikipedia:WikiProject Papua New Guinea/The Cultural Anthropologist's Challenge as a sub one, what do you reckon ;-) If you feel like doing some PNG articles to start it off go for it! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:43, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi Dr. Blofeld Between WiR's women writers and your US 50,000 Challenge, my dance card is full for the month of November. But starting Dec 1st... --Rosiestep (talk) 03:20, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
Haha I was half kidding but if you would like to do a mini Cultural Anthropologist's challenge to start an article for every province of PNG or something we can do it ;-)♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:18, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Bat-Sheva Dagan[edit]

Hi, I created this article for the Women Writers Editathon, but am unable to fix the Polish-name link to this page at Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Missing articles by nationality/Israel because the ListeriaBot automatically overrides my change when it updates. Is there any way to delete Batszewa Dagan entirely so someone else doesn't start creating it by mistake? (It's showing as a blue link here because it's redirecting to Bat-Sheva Dagan.) Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 17:56, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

  • Hi Yoninah and thanks for creating the article. I think the reason for the linking problem is that there are two Wikidata items for this woman. This one (Q7188619) links to her Polish and Hebrew language articles, while this one (Q27889479) links to her en-wiki article. I think the solution is to delete the newer Wikidata item, Q27889479, and add the en-wiki article link to Q7188619. Then Ms. Dagan will no longer appear as a redlink on the Listeria list, and we can delete the en-wiki redirect. I'm copying in Jane023 to see if she agrees with this approach, and if so, if she'll handle the Wikidata fix. Of course, if there are Wikidata pagestalkers lurking, would welcome your opinion/assistance. --Rosiestep (talk) 20:16, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
Done. For future reference, in Wikidata there is an editting tab for "More" and then you select "Merge". Always go to the newer item (one with the higher number), there select the Merge function, and choose the lower number to merge into. Very easy once you do it a few times. ~This happens quite often. Jane (talk) 08:05, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, Jane023. But she is still appearing as a red-linked "Batszewa Dagan" on Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Missing articles by nationality/Israel. Yoninah (talk) 10:06, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
That's because I just merged the item, but the list has not been updated. If you press the button "Automatically update the list now" to update the list too soon, any changes won't show, so give it some time and then update the list. If it still shows red tomorrow then maybe there's a third item hanging out there somewhere! Jane (talk) 10:10, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, Jane023! --Rosiestep (talk) 16:17, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
  • This got me thinking, and I'm going to suggest "women prisoners and detainees" for one of the edit-a-thons. --Rosiestep (talk) 20:20, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
By coincidence, I just made a start on Churan Zheng. With these Chinese women, I never know whether to use the Chinese form (i.e. Zheng Churan with the family name first) or the westernized form like the BBC. Any advice? According to this we should adopt the Chinese form but are we in the business of correcting the BBC? (cc AddisWang) --Ipigott (talk) 16:48, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Ipigott, in general, I support Wikipedia's naming conventions across the board; and then redirects are helpful for alt forms of someone's name. --Rosiestep (talk) 17:04, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
OK. I'll stick with the Chinese model with redirects to the BBC names. How about all the Chinese names from previous years? Should the main articles be moved too or should we just make redirects from the preferred Wikipedia form? In cases where there are already redirects, they will have to be handled by an administrator.--Ipigott (talk) 08:15, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Rosiestep. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

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Invitation for WiR 30, 31 & 32[edit]

I've prepared an Invitation, editathon pages and Wikidata lists. Please check everything out as it has all entailed quite a bit of copying and pasting. It would be good if the invitation could be mass messaged soon as it also announces the BBC coverage which has already started. Let me know if anything else needs to be done.--Ipigott (talk) 12:47, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

December 2016 at Women in Red[edit]

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December 2016

Two new topics for our online editathons
Women in Aviation and Women in the Military
Our geographical topic of the month is
Caribbean Women
During the period of 21 Nov - 8 Dec, we are also supporting
BBC 100 Women

Women in Red

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(To subscribe: Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe: Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Rosiestep (talk) 22:43, 23 November 2016 (UTC) via MassMessaging

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

Everybody is invited to the November 30 Bay Area WikiSalon[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Details and RSVP here.


See you soon! Pete F, Ben Creasy, and Checkingfax | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:54, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for the role you played at WikiConference North America 2016. This year's conference could not have been a success without your contributions and we hope you will continue to be involved in 2017. On behalf of WikiConference North America - Gamaliel (talk) 23:21, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
+1 ---Another Believer (Talk) 00:11, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Challenges[edit]

Hi, Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Turkey) would be very grateful if you put any articles you've done up as it's usually the same people doing all the work! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:56, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Ok, will do. --Rosiestep (talk) 17:13, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Don't know if you have time or interest in Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, Podgorica, some sources might be in Serbian.♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:36, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestion, Dr. Blofeld. I have interest but zero time at the moment because of focus on logistics issues, multiple continents, for the December 8th BBC 100 Women edit-a-thons. --Rosiestep (talk) 17:13, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
Yeah don't worry!♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:17, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Semra Ertan[edit]

Hi, I'd like to nominate this for DYK. OK with you? Yoninah (talk) 00:27, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi Yoninah. Sure, and thank you. DYK doesn't seem kind or friendly anymore, so I've avoided it for awhile. --Rosiestep (talk) 00:30, 4 December 2016 (UTC)