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thanks[edit]

thanks for the 15th! JarrahTree 13:45, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes, was a good evening! Thanks for the positivity re the sometimes non-positive aspects of wiki whatnot. See you in Feb. Sam Wilson 00:35, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
it is who turned up who made it - it was good to see how we can keep going in the face of everything, roll on February indeed !!! JarrahTree 00:49, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

please note[edit]

change of arrangements [1], thanks JarrahTree 05:32, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up! :) See you then then. Oh and it's odd that you're not allowed to redirect a user talk page isn't it? Ah well. I'll put it back how it was. Sam Wilson 06:18, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
nah it is just me, I dont know what the official version is... looks odd, but hey, you freo people always do things different hey!  :) JarrahTree 12:41, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Workers Club[edit]

grrr. notability, no comment JarrahTree 23:59, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Ha! Yes, good to get it cleared up :) Sam Wilson 00:05, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

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Wikimania 2016: IdeaLab Workshops[edit]

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Wikimania 2016 is almost here! Mjohnson (WMF) and I are running two workshops for IdeaLab during the conference, and you are invited to join us for either (or both!)

If you have a proposal or idea you are thinking about, and would like a space to work on it on your own or with others, please consider joining us for either the Thursday or Saturday sessions. We'll discuss a little about IdeaLab and how it works, and the rest of the time is space for idea building. You can also use this session to ask questions about Wikimedia Foundation grants that are available if your proposal or idea may need funding. Thanks, and see you at the conference! I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 20:45, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

G'day, Sam!

Pleased to meet you at dinner yesterday. As we talked about visualisation, here's my (slightly-obsolete) write-up of my dynamic illustration work and more up-to-date but brief slide deck. Looking forward to working with you!

Cheers,
cmɢʟeeτaʟκ 14:39, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

That's very cool! And yes, was good to meet you. See you tomorrow probably. :-) —Sam Wilson 14:40, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for the instruction[edit]

It is really nice to know there is a such extension in all wikisource now! Hope you have a great time with Michael and @CFCF: there in Milan! --Liang (WMTW) (talk) 13:46, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

I'm very glad that there's more wikisources working with proofreadpage! Good to meet you. Hope your travels are going/gone well. :-) —Sam Wilson 05:21, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

meta:Meetup/Perth[edit]

New portal on meta outlining various Perth/WA activities related to wikimedia projects. Any ideas for it, or help in adding/editing/updating it, would be appreciated. - Evad37 [talk] 09:06, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks @Evad37! Looks good. I'll add what I can to it. —Sam Wilson 09:17, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

wow[edit]

Sf already? enjoy your trip and your time there - we need a very big report on your return!! :) JarrahTree 13:40, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Yes for sure!! :-) Will see you at Perth open days. —Sam Wilson 03:14, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

Your NR class loco question[edit]

I saw your question about the NR Class and its fuel efficiency. Your best bet is to post at rail page.com.au and see what answer you get. Lots of knowledgable people there.Jamesbushell.au (talk) 11:29, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

@Jamesbushell.au: Cool, thanks for the link! I'm afraid I've rather forgotten to follow up on that... for a decade! :-) —Sam Wilson 00:18, 9 November 2016 (UTC)
Haha, yep i know. Better late than never I guess!!Jamesbushell.au (talk) 02:09, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

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Mediawiki feeds error[edit]

I get the following error for http://tools.wmflabs.org/mediawiki-feeds/feed.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fw%2F&category=Category%3AWikipedia+Signpost+RSS+feed&title=The+Signpost in Chrome, and in Firefox I get a blank feed with just the title.

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The Signpost https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category%3AWikipedia+Signpost+RSS+feed Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2017-02-06/Traffic report https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53078760

The category used is Category:Wikipedia Signpost RSS feed, which I created last night. It was working then, except that it only showed pages in the 2017-01 subcategory. - Evad37 [talk] 02:35, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

@Evad37: hm, thanks for finding this bug. :) It seems there's some wierdness going on. I'll investigate further. Sam Wilson 02:39, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
Okay, it should be fixed now. It was breaking a character in the middle, resulting in an invalid character. Switched to using mb_substr for producing the description (first 400 characters of the post). I think a better system for description could be devised! Probably should get around to supporting https://schema.org/BlogPosting but that's more work. :-) Let me know how it goes now. Oh, and great idea there of making an explicit feed category! Sam Wilson 03:10, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Having a feed category just seemed like an obvious thing to do, given the way the tool works. - Evad37 [talk] 03:54, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
yes, true, but I'd tried it a while ago just using Category:Wikipedia Signpost archives, and of course all the old stuff in there made it not work (for earlier Signposts not using the current header template). Sam Wilson 04:20, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
Hey Sam, it would be awesome if we could get better descriptions for the RSS feed – that would allow the Signpost feed to be republished on sites such as m:Planet Wikimedia. If it's not too much work, can you look into that BlogPosting schema you mentioned? Or is there way to get the tool to grab content that is hidden from humans, like within a {{void}} template, or in a <div style="display:none;"> element? - Evad37 [talk] 02:04, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
@Evad37: Okay, so you should now be able to define a description by adding a <span itemprop="description">...</span> (can be a div or whatever else as well). Sam Wilson 00:47, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

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we do not have one yet[edit]

but that map deserves a fremantle project/freopedia barnstar!! or medal, or something - thanks! JarrahTree 09:30, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

@JarrahTree: Thanks! :-) And a massive thank you for organising today!!! It was a great thing to do. I'll start uploading my pics tomorrow. Sam Wilson 10:14, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
I am kicking myself I didnt ask him to go out just a little beyond the north mole a bit - will have to go to rottnest just for that sometime soon i think JarrahTree 10:29, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

New blue section[edit]

at freopedia needed - see my nobot/knownothing page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:JarrahTree/Other  :) please add it to the freopedia line up - thanks JarrahTree 12:57, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

wow - one your fellow tech geeks has made my life on wp better again - I can see all of the edit summary text in the box for the first time in months !!! yippee JarrahTree 10:41, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

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