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WP:Hornbook -- a new law-related task force for the J.D. curriculum[edit]

Hi Slaporte,

I'm asking Wikipedians who are interested in United States legal articles to take a look at WP:Hornbook, the new "JD curriculum task force".

Our mission is to assimilate into Wikipedia all the insights of an American law school education, by reducing hornbooks to footnotes.

  • Over the course of a semester, each subpage will shift its focus to track the unfolding curriculum(s) for classes using that casebook around the country.
  • It will also feature an extensive, hyperlinked "index" or "outline" to that casebook, pointing to pages, headers, or {{anchors}} in Wikipedia (example).
  • Individual law schools can freely adapt our casebook outlines to the idiosyncratic curriculum devised by each individual professor.
  • I'm encouraging law students around the country to create local chapters of the club I'm starting at my own law school, "Student WP:Hornbook Editors". Using WP:Hornbook as our headquarters, we're hoping to create a study group so inclusive that nobody will dare not join.

What you can do now:

1. Add WP:Hornbook to your watchlist, {{User Hornbook}} to your userpage, and ~~~~ to Wikipedia:Hornbook/participants.
2. If you're a law student,
(You don't have to start the club, or even be involved in it; just help direct me to someone who might.)
3. Introduce yourself to me. Law editors on Wikipedia are a scarce commodity. Do knock on my talk page if there's an article you'd like help on.

Regards, Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 02:24, 31 July 2009 (UTC)


Pleasure to meet you tonight! Philippe Beaudette, Facilitator, Strategy Project (talk) 08:13, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Reply at Talk:Section_301#Merger_proposal[edit]

I'm in full agreement with your merger proposal. Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 21:23, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Please help fill out a 501(c)3 application[edit]

Removed. Banned user Nrcprm2026 is not permitted to edit. Hipocrite (talk) 18:39, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

I'm taking exams for the next two weeks, but when I am done I will gladly help with both. Cheers, Stephen (talk) 16:03, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi, would you be so kind as to give us support![edit]

Hello, I hope you're doing fine and I sincerely apologize for this intrusion. I'm Claudi Balaguer, a member of a Catalan association "Amical de la Viquipèdia" which is trying to get some recognition as a Catalan Chapter but this hasn't been approved up to that moment. I know that you are also trying to obtain a Californian Chapter and I sincerely hope that you will succeed and I think that all the members of our association feel likewise because denying it implies, in my opinion, going against the spreading of knowledge creating boundaries to creativity and collective voluntary work. So maybe I am not bothering you and you will help us... We would appreciate your support, visible if you stick this on your first page: Wikimedia CAT. Supporting us will be like giving equal opportunity to minorized languages, cultures and local or regional entities in the future! Thanks again, wishing you a great summer, take care! I wish I could visit your great, beautiful and sunny region once more soon! If you ever need my (probably "our" too) help you can count on me even though I'm currently really far away from California. Capsot (talk) 15:47, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your encouragement! If you need anything else, feel free to send me an email. It looks like we face some similar issues (such as overlap). In California, our group is still at a very preliminary phase of development. I would be interested to hear more details about your group's growth. Best of luck! Cheers, Stephen (talk) 18:15, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
Hi, I hope you're doing fine. I just wanted to thank you (I thought I had done it but well I'm way too busy running around in so many wikipedias) and again wish all the best to your future Chapter. If you would like to have more information about our situation I was wisely advised to create some kind of diary on my userpage, and I'll try to keep it updated. If you'd like to share information about our association or to create some exchanges with us (I think it would be really interesting to all of us) you can contact our president [1], he'll be real glad to talk and exchange ideas, opinions or else with any of you. Take care, best regards to you and all the members of Wikimedia California! Capsot (talk) 07:28, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Wikisource : Supreme Court Project[edit]

Thank you for the new ideas and help on the Supreme Court project over at WS, a daunting task. User George Orwell mentioned in the discussion thread you had a bot that would upload the US Reports of all the cases. I am just wondering how it is going with that? It would save a ton of manual labor. Also would we have to individually add the cases to the front of the WS Supreme Court page? Also I feel that it is important to cross-link the cases not just the volumes in the US Reports. Like if Roe v. Wade cites an earlier case (making this up) plessy v. ferguson we cite Plessy v Ferguson as Plessy v Ferguson etc not just the US Reports volume that you would find it in. That is just some of my ideas, glad to get some new blood and keep it up it will save me a ton of manual labor. Wabbit98 (talk) 3:36pm, 31 July 2010 (PST)

Google Summer of Code 2011[edit]

Hi! I'm Sumana Harihareswara, and I'm MediaWiki's GSoC administrator this summer.

Two questions:

1) Are you happy with your GSoC experience from last year? (Including the current status of the code you produced in 2010?)

2) Are you eligible to apply again this year? MediaWiki and Semantic MediaWiki are doing separate GSoC projects:

Thanks! Sumanah (talk) 20:02, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Legal opinion[edit]

Hi, I'm looking for an expert opinion on copyright law as it pertains to Wiki policy. Would you be interested in offering an opinion please on Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard#Image use policy? Thank you. USchick (talk) 01:49, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Image Scavenger Hunt[edit]

Hey Stephen, we met at InfoCamp this year, you mentioned an app you made for easily finding buildings for which there exists wikipedia articles but that have no images. I'd love to find it again! We should also chat about doing a scavenger hunt some time! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mattsenate (talkcontribs) 23:15, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Hey Matt! I will be at the SF Wiknic, so we can chat then if you plan to attend. Here is the photo hunt generator. I agree, we should do a scavenger hunt! Cheers, Stephen (talk) 23:30, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks so much for your work with BenchBot on Wikisource! It's really helpful in coordinating pages at Wikisource for U.S. Supreme Court cases. I just created a new article on Wikipedia for the Supreme Court case, Time, Inc. v. Hill, and was pleasantly surprised to see BenchBot had already created a page on the case at Wikisource. Much appreciated! :) — Cirt (talk) 18:24, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Article Quality: over 9000![edit]

Hi! I w2as just demoing your cool gadget to Angelika, and we found that the quality of University_College_Falmouth is 231%... it's pretty good, but not that good ;) what's happening? -- Duesentrieb-formerly-Gearloose (?!) 17:36, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

There is a bug in scoring the paragraph count, I think. Yesterday I noticed that mammal was ranked 195%, but I figured that was because it used a picture of Richard Nixon in the infobox... Stephen (talk) 17:50, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Reminder! Women's History Month edit-a-thon[edit]

Just a friendly reminder about the Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon for Women's History Month :)

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PT)

Location: Wikimedia Foundation Offices 149 New Montgomery Street, 6th floor San Francisco, CA 94105

Bring: Your laptop and charger (we'll have some extra computers available), your questions, and your friends!

What to expect: A fun, laid-back environment with food, drink, a great mix of people, and a wealth of knowledge and resources.

Public transport: BART to Montgomery station and walk 1 block down New Montgomery St.

Reminder: The St. Patricks Day parade will be starting at 11:30 on Market Street. Market street will most likely be closed to cars so please plan your journey accordingly ;-)

When you arrive: A volunteer will be at the front of the building to greet everyone arriving 12:40 - 1:20. You will take the elevator up to the 6th floor.

If you are early: If you expect to come earlier than 12:40 to help set-up, please let us know, so we can give you a contact number.

If you arrive later: No problem. There will be a phone number posted to the front door of the office building. A volunteer will run down and let you in.

We can't wait to see you on Saturday! Maryana (WMF) (talk) 23:32, 15 March 2012 (UTC)


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Mary Burt article progress[edit]

Hi, I'm continuing on the Mary Burt project, we've asked some German speakers about her fame in Germany.

As I mentioned, I am interested and concerned with getting copyright free images into Wikipedia. I have a fabulous old dictionary with a phantasmagoria of images. How can we see if it's images could be used? It was called the New Century Dictionary. First copyright was in 1927, last one in this book was in 1938.

KSRolph (talk) 04:19, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Hello! Glad to see that you are working on the Mary Burt article. I hope we can find one or two more articles to ensure that it passes WP:BIO.
Unfortunately, I cannot give specific advice on the book's copyright status, but I can point you to some resources that should answer your question. Commons has a simple guide, Commons:Public domain#United States, and Cornell has a more detailed guide on the public domain. You will probably need to check if the book has any copyright notice. Stephen (talk) 21:01, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

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You're invited: San Francisco WikiWomen's Edit-a-Thon 2![edit]

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San Francisco Wiknic 2012[edit]

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Sure nice meeting you at the Maker's Faire[edit]

I am so glad I got to meet you and all the other Wikipedians at the Maker's Faire. I'd love to join you again in person but I live too far away. Perhaps next year we will see each other up north. I look forward to that happy occasion again. Thank you too for making WP seem so warm, friendly and inviting. You all were the perfect ambassadors for WP. Quill and Pen (talk) 13:50, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

It was great hanging out with you in Berlin![edit]

Did you ever find that Freitag store? :)

Ross Andrews (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 23:50, 10 June 2012 (UTC)


San Francisco WikiWomen's Edit-a-Thon 2! See you there
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The San Francisco WikiWomen's Edit-a-Thon 2 is this Saturday at the Wikimedia Foundation! We look forward to hosting you! If you'd like to bring a family member or friend, please sign them up on the event page or Eventbrite! Also, don't forget to bring your laptop! And we also need your help! Check out the Etherpad to learn more! Please arrive as close 1 PM as you can. We'll see you Saturday!

Sarah (talk) 00:36, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Authority Control Integration[edit]

Hi, I've been researching the intersection of Wikipedia and Authority Control, and have just recently made a Village Pump Proposal to create a bot to expand the usage of a template. I've identified you as someone in the sphere of interest to this project and would appreciate your input at the Village Pump. Thanks, Maximiliankleinoclc (talk) 18:45, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for attending the second SF WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon[edit]

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Myself and San Francisco's own Lillie Hitchcock Coit thank you for helping out pre-event and participating in the edit-a-thon this weekend!! Sarah (talk) 21:38, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

You're invited! - Wiki Loves Monuments - San Francisco Events[edit]

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You're invited! Ada Lovelace Day San Francisco[edit]

You're invited! Ada Lovelace Day San Francisco[edit]

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Come celebrate Ada Lovelace Day at the Wikimedia Foundation offices in San Francisco on October 16! This event, hosted by the Ada Initiative, the Mozilla Foundation, and the Wikimedia Foundation. It'll be a meet up style event, though you are welcome to bring a laptop and edit about women in STEM if you wish. Come mix, mingle and celebrate the legacy of the world's first computer programmer.

The event is October 16, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, everyone is welcome!

You must RSVP here - see you there!
SarahStierch (talk) 19:53, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon tomorrow (Saturday) in Oakland[edit]

Hey there, just a quick reminder about the edit-a-thon you signed up for tomorrow afternoon at Tech Liminal. Hope to see you! -Pete (talk) 03:52, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Wiknic 2013[edit]

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This year's 2013 SF Wiknik will be held at Lake Merritt, next to Children's Fairyland in Oakland. This event will be co-attended by people from the hyperlocal Oakland Wiki. May crosspollination of ideas and merriment abound!

Location and Directions[edit]

  • Location: The grassy area due south of Children's Fairyland (here) (Oakland Wiki)
    • Nearest BART: 19th Street
    • Nearest bus lines: NL/12/72
    • Street parking abounds
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Recent changes in spanish[edit]

Hi. I want to thanks for add Spanish to map of recent changes. User:Fedaro last year did a conference where show it in english 'cause there was no spanish version. Now he can add spanish one. Cheers. --Ganímedes (talk) 11:49, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

I'm glad to hear that! Stephen (talk) 06:17, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

2013 San Mateo Maker Faire[edit]

I can probably come Saturday, May 18, for the whole day (probability 0.95; there's one chance in 20 that other events could prevent that).

Do I need to buy a ticket for the Faire if I'm only going to staff the Wikimedia booth?

I'll be coming from San José, probably carrying a bike on Caltrain. I plan to bring a notebook computer plus an iPad Mini -- though I'm a little concerned about the iPad walking off. I can also bring some markers, a power strip, duct tape, and 6-7' ethernet cables if these would help.

Would you like me to print something? I have an Oki C6150dn color printer, which can provide fairly cheap, laser-quality copies -- 8.5 x 11" size (or anything that can be conveniently made from 8.5 x 11": I produce tri-folds and occasionally bookmarks).

If needed, I could also bring a relatively large desktop computer (Athlon 2.8 GHz quad core with 4 GB RAM running Fedora 18 Linux with a 20" monitor), plus a card table and chairs, and a case of water bottles. However, that would require me driving, and then I'd need to find a place to park, pay for parking, etc.


DavidMCEddy (talk) 21:48, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Awesome, @DavidMCEddy:! I don't think we have anything to print right now but I'll let you know if we do have anything. I'm really glad you can join us! Stephen's coordinating computers so I'll let him let you know what we've got and if we might need the desktop -- but if you have a laptop that you don't mind being in the booth that would be awesome. We should be pretty good on tables and chairs -- they usually have some extras for us. -- phoebe / (talk to me) 17:40, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
I'll bring a laptop computer and an iPad Mini, as I previously indicated.
Will I need to purchase a ticket for the Faire? Or can I get in for free (or a reduced rate) if I plan only to staff whatever Wikimedia has there? Thanks, DavidMCEddy (talk) 22:55, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

You're invited...[edit]

to two upcoming Bay Area events:

  • Maker Faire 2013, Sat/Sun May 18-19, San Mateo -- there will have a booth about Wikimedia, and we need volunteers to talk to the public and ideas for the booth -- see the wiki page to sign up!
  • Edit-a-Thon 5, Sat May 25, 10-2pm, WMF offices in San Francisco -- this will be a casual edit-a-thon open to both experienced and new editors alike! Please sign up if on the wiki page if you can make it so we know how much food to get.

I hope you can join us at one or both! -- phoebe / (talk to me) 17:37, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Also, LOL, you'd better come to Maker Faire ;) --phoebe / (talk to me) 17:38, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
OK, OK, I'll go, but you better go too! Stephen (talk) 17:44, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

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Regarding Listen to Wikipedia project[edit]

Hey Stephen, great job with the Listen to Wikipedia project. Kudos to both of you for bringing this vocal wikipedia to all of us. I was wondering if it would be possible for you to customize this and make it available for other language projects as well. I'm particularly interested for the Indic languages (as, hi, bn, te, ta, mr, kn, or, pa, sa and gu). Could you avail this for those languages and share the link for me to check the magic? And please make the same checkboxes for selecting languages. Hope I'm not asking too much ;-) --SubhaUtter2me! 18:30, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Hey Subha, I added a the Indic languages you requested. You can see them all enabled at:,hi,bn,te,ta,mr,kn,or,pa,sa,gu There is much less activity on these smaller wikis, so the sound is more calm. Let me know if you find this useful! Best, Stephen (talk) 09:54, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi! Discovered L2W yesterday and it's really awesome. And discovered the multilingual version here, even greater! Just posted about it on G+ --universimmedia (talk) 09:45, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! Stephen (talk) 09:50, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for such a nice thing! Could you add uk.wikipedia there, please? Perhaps, also other Slavic as ru, pl, mk, be, be-x-old, sr, bg... :) And I will be very happy to see uk.wikinews there :) --Basetalkсontr. 18:42, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello @Base:: I added UK, PL, MK, BE, SR, and BG Wikipedia to the Recent Changes Map and Listen to Wikipedia. We haven't started adding sister projects yet (other thank Wikidata) -- we may need a better interface to handle all the possible options! Cheers, Stephen (talk) 00:26, 16 September 2013 (UTC)


Please see and my question at … --Elvey (talk) 21:34, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

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You're invited: Art & Feminism Edit-a-thon[edit]

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You're invited! WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley[edit]

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Please bring your laptop and be prepared to edit about women and women's history!

The event is April 5, from 1-5 PM, at the Berkeley Center for New Media Commons at Moffitt Library.

You must RSVP here - see you there! SarahStierch (talk) 23:56, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Tool revisionstats[edit]

Hi Slaporte,

would you mind resurrecting your tool toollabs:revisionstats after the migration?

Regards. --Hedonil (talk) 12:50, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello Slaporte, I'm here onbehalf of WP:ORPHAN in which you are also a participant. So, we want your opinion to a WP:ORPHAN related matter. It is a proposal by Technical 13. Please have a look here. Your opinion (i.e support, oppose etc) are very much appreciated there. Thank you. By Jim Cartar through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:02, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Backlog drive[edit]

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WikiProject Orphanage is holding a month long Backlog Elimination Drive to de-orphan articles which have orphan tags!
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Hi! This is the hack I was talking about: uk:User:Юрій Булка/common.js --Yury Bulka (talk) 19:11, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Nice meeting you[edit]

Stephen, it was great to meet you at the Maker Faire on Saturday. It was my first year going, and I had no idea WP would be there, but it makes a lot of sense, WP being not only a great resource for creators, but also one of the best collections of creative people. I have seen your name on various discussions—you're doing a great job, BTW— and was glad to be able to connect your name with the person. (FWIW, you are the first other Wikipedian I am aware of having met since I became one, almost 8 years ago.) No reply necessary; I just wanted to say hello. Peter Chastain [habla, por favor] 00:14, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Hello Peter, it was good to meet you too! You are welcome to join our bay area meetup group, if you are interested in an editathon sometime. Best, Stephen (talk) 16:10, 20 May 2014 (UTC)


Hello User:Slaporte. What is the state of play in this[2] matter? Xxanthippe (talk) 00:12, 9 June 2014 (UTC).

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14825 Fieber-Beyer[edit]

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Thanks for the edits on the 14825 Fieber-Beyer wiki. Not sure what has happened, but the page has now been redirected to a completely different page that does not acknowledge the name or the orbital parameters you added. I'm new to this wiki stuff. Any explanation as to why another would/could do this would be appreciated. SKFB SKFB (talk) 19:58, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

(14825) Fieber-Beyer page[edit]

Slaporte, The wiki page (14825) Fieber-Beyer has been nominated for deletion. If you could contribute anything in support of keeping the page please do so here: It would be very much appreciated. SKFB (talk) 21:31, 22 July 2014 (UTC)SKFB

Thanks for letting me know, SKFB! I am not super familiar with the rules on Wikipedia notability for astronomical objects. Usually the most important thing is to find reliable third-party sources that discuss the topic. For example, if there is any academic writing about (14825) Fieber-Beyer, it is probably ready for an article. I will hunt around the internet and see what I can find. If you have access to anything (even if it's not published online!) that would be helpful! Stephen (talk) 05:13, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

You're invited! Litquake Edit-a-thon in San Francisco[edit]

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  In the area? You're invited to
   San Francisco Meetup # 22
  Date: October 11, 2014
  Time: 1-5 pm
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The Edit-a-thon will occur in parallel with Litquake, the San Francisco Bay Area's annual literature festival. Writers from all over the Bay Area and the world will be in town during the nine day festival, so the timing is just right for us to meetup and create/translate/expand/improve articles about literature and writers. All levels of Wikipedia editing experience are welcome. This event will include new editor training. RSVP →here←. --Rosiestep (talk) 02:49, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Knowledge of Mary Burt?[edit]

Hi Slaporte,

I've been working to complete an article on the life of Mary Burt for some time, and I see that you did a bit of editing on it some time back. I am wondering... did you know her or anyone who does/ did? Anyway, slowly but surely I will get the article completed. I wish I knew more people who knew her and it's my understanding there was quite a bit published in Germany about her psychotherapy work. KSRolph (talk) 03:23, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

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SF edit-a-thons on March 7 and 8[edit]

ArtAndFeminism (3/7) and International Women's Day (3/8)!
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

In celebration of WikiWomen's History Month, the SF Bay Area Wikipedia community has two events in early March -- please consider attending!

First, we have an ArtAndFeminism edit-a-thon, which will take place at the Kadist Art Foundation from 12 noon to 6pm on Saturday, March 7. We'll be one of many sites worldwide participating in this edit-a-thon on March 7th. So join us as we help improve Wikipedia's coverage of women artists and their works!

Second, we will be celebrating International Women's Day with the International Women's Day edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 8 from 1pm to 5pm at the Wikimedia Foundation. Our editing focus will be on women, of course!

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Yes, good to meet! Thanks for putting all this together, it's awesome! Stephen (talk) 23:25, 7 March 2015 (UTC)


Hey—I imagine you're watching the #ArtAndFeminism edit summary hashtag. Thanks for the thanks! but Mtengel2 actually did all the work—could you pass along the thanks to her? Thanks, czar  23:13, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome, and I all pass some thanks to Mtengel2 too! There is a lot of great stuff on #artandfeminism this weekend. Stephen (talk) 23:24, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

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deOrphaning script[edit]

Hello everyone! I was just working on responding to a couple bug reports for a script that I worked up as part of a request from this project, and I noticed that only a couple people (who weren't even on this mailing list) are actually using the script. A little history on the script: In March of 2014, Jim Cartar came to my user talk page and said he needed some help in acquiring a script for a backlog drive that he was working on that could keep track of and score deOrphanings for a scored backlog drive. I took that request to the project's talk page (BackLog Drive "DO" (De-Orphaning) script proposal) and there was near unanimous support for this. I thought about the proposal and decided the best way to do it was to build a new script (which is still no where near as comprehensive as Manishearth's OrphanTabs) and build into it a mechanism that will make BLD scoring easy.

What I'm wondering at this point is, since there appears to be only two people using the script, should I continue to develop this script with a goal of using it for scoring BLDs or just debug the existing script and leave it at that. Thanks for any replies or comments.

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your work on the Wikipedia IFTTT channel. Awesome stuff. EpochFail (talkcontribs) 19:56, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

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