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Keeping an eye on things around here.

Some help?[edit]

Rosiestep, I know you appreciate the creation of Sidney C. Wolff, by User:V00d00Child, a student in my Freshman Comp class. Obviously we have to get this woman on the front page--do you have any suggestions to offer for the article? Keilana, feel free to weigh in! Dr Aaij (talk) 03:47, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi, Dr Aaij, and thanks for reaching out. SCW is a very interesting woman! Tell your student, "good job!" from me. And yes, the article should be nominated at DYK (within first 5 days). Before then, some suggestions:
  • change "Dr. Wolff" → "Wolff"
  • "... is the oldest of her brother and sister" → "... has two younger siblings" or "has a younger brother and sister".
  • add DOB in parens immediately after her name in first sentence.
  • add wikilinks for all the cities, schools, and any people who don't have a wl.
  • There are 2 paragraphs which start with an asterisk; rmv asterisk.
  • Re images: rmv the panorama. Img captions should indicate how she is associated with the img, e.g. this is good: "The WIYN observatory on Kitt Peak is renowned and partly developed by Dr. Wolff." (except, rmv "Dr.")
  • Add categories, e.g. 1941 births; People from Sioux City, Iowa; all the alumni ones
  • I tell editors to write articles in a way that will make sense for a grandmother in Africa. So, "...UC Santa Cruz and Berkeley..." won't make sense to grandma; spell them out.
  • "Though she also debated a major in Latin..." → "Though she considered a major in Latin..."
  • Split up the "Publications and awards" section.
  • I am not keen on 1 sentence paragraphs.
  • Add DEFAULTSORT immediately above first cat; add {{Authority control}} above DEFAULTSORT.
  • Add cats: American non-fiction writers; 20th-/21st-century women writers; writers from Iowa.
  • Richard James Wolff = husband. Her maiden name was Sidney Carne. Add née Sidney Carne before date of birth within parens in lede sentence. Change "Dr. Sidney Carne Wolff was born..." → "Sidney Carne was born..." Also add info about parents[1][2]
  • Lead paragraph should immediately establish WP:N to avoid a trip to AfD. I like the first sentence to read something like this: "Sidney C. Wolff is an American astrophysicist, researcher, public educator, author, emeritus(huh?), from Iowa. She blah blah blah." This info re Wolff in the Carlton article is spot on "... first woman to serve as director of a major U.S. observatory and to have led the construction of six premier telescopes." Incorporate it! If your student can't sort out how to reword, she can put it in quotes. Either of these would be good DYK hook options; I'd suggest both.
That's all I can think of for now, but pagestalkers (@Megalibrarygirl, Montanabw, and SusunW) might have additional thoughts. If your student needs any assistance with the DYK nomination, re-ping me. Hope this student keeps editing!! --Rosiestep (talk) 08:05, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
  • For some reason, the article hasn't been picked up yet by Wikidata. Once it does get a Wikidata entry, add the VIAF (90720202) in Wikidata; don't forget to add Authority control to the article so the VIAF shows up.[3] --Rosiestep (talk) 08:14, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Add "Selected works" section. Add most of these.[4] --Rosiestep (talk) 08:17, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Dr Aaij and V00d00Child: great job! I created the data entry and added VIAF and INSI. Also created the talk pages to tie it to interested WikiProjects. I agree with Rosie's notes. Also, if you are going to nominate it for DYK, they will require that each section have at least one citation to a reliable source. I see several unsourced paragraphs, which should have an in-line citation.But, overall really nice new article. SusunW (talk) 13:59, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Dr Aaij and V00d00Child:, I'll see if I can find the citations the article is missing later today. :) Megalibrarygirl (talk) 15:49, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
@Dr Aaij and V00d00Child: - I see a lot of improvements in the article in the last couple of days; good job! I added some wikilinks and tweaked some of the wording. --Rosiestep (talk) 15:52, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Rosie, and you too, Megalibrarygirl and Susun. I also hope she stays around. She just got an A+ on her final (reflective) essay. Dr Aaij (talk) 18:19, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you all for the feedback which has definitely been a helpful conditioning experience for encyclopedic writing. If there's anything else I could improve, I would definitely appreciate and respond to any advice. V00d00Child (talk) 15:05, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

WiR May invitation[edit]

With Megalibrarygirl's assistance, we now have three editathon pages for May. Maybe you want to add the meetup numbers to the headings on each page as suggested for the templates but I would prefer to leave them as they are. I have nevertheless used the meetup numbers for each of the talk page templates. You'll find the invitation at the bottom of Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women_in_Red/Outreach/2017 in case you want to make any changes. Please send it out to our mass messaging list. I'll send it to the list I've put together on potential participants for sports. Let me know if you also want me to send it to the international list.

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May 2017 at Women in Red[edit]

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Learning Quarterly: May 2017[edit]

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Everybody is invited to the May 31 Bay Area WikiSalon series![edit]

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June 2017 offerings @ WikiProject Women in Red[edit]

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I'm on the opt-out list. Why was I messaged? Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 23:29, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
Nevermind, got it. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 23:29, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Come and join us at the Wiknic[edit]

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Nomination of William A. Winder for deletion[edit]

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What are the core policies of this encyclopaedia Fanalysis (talk) 16:45, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Fanalysis and thank you for reaching out to me. Here is a list of the core policies and guidelines: Wikipedia:List of policies and guidelines. --Rosiestep (talk) 17:50, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Translating Ibero-America is back! Come and join us :)[edit]

Dear Rosiestep,
Hope this message finds you well!
Again this year 2017 the Iberocoop network is launching the editing contest "Translating Ibero-American" aiming to position the Ibero-american culture outside our borders :)
You can find the contest page here
We hope you can join us!
Hugs--Anna Torres (WMAR) (talk) 20:02, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

@SusunW, Megalibrarygirl, Montanabw, and Ipigott: - I told Anna that our June calendar had already started, but I'm having second thoughts about that answer. If you feel inclined to adding another event for June, please add this one. I'm traveling for this event in Washington DC (we have almost 100 people signed up so wish me luck!) so I'm not able to coordinate a Women in Red version of "Translating Ibero-American" event myself. No worries if you don't have time or inclination. (cc: Anna Torres (WMAR)) --Rosiestep (talk) 12:41, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
Now that we are already immersed in our three June priorities, I think we should keep things as they are. We can of course take Anna's contest into account by covering women from the Spanish and Portuguese wikis in connection with our pre-20th century focus. To help things along, I'll include an announcement on our main page. As for DC, it looks as if it's just the time to concentrate on media and politics. Good luck!--Ipigott (talk) 13:04, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
I agree that we are already pretty booked, maybe its just because all 3 topics this month interest me and I am having to divide my time already too much. I think we might reach out to them in September when we do Latinas, though. SusunW (talk) 13:10, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
Dear all, Thanks always for your support :) If your are pretty booked please don't worry! We can think in organizing something together. I have some ideas ;) We can set up a call and talk :) Hugs and thanks!--Anna Torres (WMAR) (talk) 13:36, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
Anna Torres (WMAR): The very fact that so many of us have now seen this thread should encourage participation in your contest. Please keep us posted on progress and outcomes. While I'm here, may I suggest that in future, when addressing the EN wiki, you replace "Ibero-American" with "Latin-American" which is in common use in English and therefore widely understood. Apart from Wikipedia's own articles and discussions on Ibero-America (all based on Spanish sources), I have never seen the term used in English-language publications. See, for example: [5].--Ipigott (talk) 09:45, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – June 2017[edit]


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HI from Carla[edit]

Hi CarlaHiggins2017 (talk) 17:57, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Hi CarlaHiggins2017. It was really nice getting to know you at this weekend's editathon. Hope you enjoy editing Wikipedia, and that we can work on some other articles together. Also, if you have questions, etc., please circle back with me. --Rosiestep (talk) 07:39, 4 June 2017 (UTC)


...on your ten years of Wikipediatrics! I did one or two little things from April 2006 onwards, but didn't really get hooked until February 2010. This guy would have been two when you started! Best wishes, Brian Bmcln1 (talk) 15:06, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, @Brian! And Toby is OMG awesome! --Rosiestep (talk) 15:14, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

St Charles Hotel[edit]

Cool building! Opposite St. Charles Museum, New Orleans, which is also missing, don't know if you can find anything on that!♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:05, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Dr. Blofeld: Glad to see you're up and running again!--Ipigott (talk) 06:57, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Dr. Blofeld. Jump in! It could certainly be improved. I stumbled upon St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans after writing, Lucy Virginia French, which mentioned the hotel, and, of course, that intrigued me as there was no wiki article but tons of pics on Commons. I'll check out the museum. --Rosiestep (talk) 13:17, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

frieda fraser has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg Hello, Rosiestep. frieda fraser, an article you either created or to which you significantly contributed,has been nominated to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page as part of Did you knowDYK comment symbol. You can see the hook and the discussion here. You are welcome to participate! Thank you. APersonBot (talk!) 12:00, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

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This Month in GLAM: May 2017[edit]

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DYK for Frieda Fraser[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 20 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Frieda Fraser, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Frieda Fraser and Edith Williams corresponded for 24 years before they were able to acquire a home to live together in 1941? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Frieda Fraser), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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Hi SusunW, as I made only one edit on this article, I don't feel comfortable being credited for DYK so I won't add it to my list. BTW, the article is amazing. Kudos! --Rosiestep (talk) 15:48, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Your relationship to Keliana prompted me to contact you both to help with the medical jargon and my confusion with her scientific works. Had it not been for that, I would not have been able to sort it out. Help doesn't always come in the form of editing. Support and networking is just as important to an article's development, IMO. You can "uncredit" yourself if you wish, but I won't. I appreciate your help and support more than I could ever express. SusunW (talk) 16:02, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
SusunW, how lucky I am to call you a friend! And in this light, I am proud for the credit. Thank you! --Rosiestep (talk) 16:06, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 22[edit]

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July 2017 at Women in Red[edit]

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Wanted to let you know that I'd retired[edit]

Thank you for earlier affirming interactions. See User:Leprof_7272 page for details if interested. Bonne chance. Le Prof (talk) 16:09, 24 June 2017 (UTC)