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Hello, Terasaface, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few links to pages you might find helpful:

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Terasaface, you are invited to the Teahouse![edit]

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WikiProject Women artists invitation[edit]

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Hello Terasaface! Thank you for your contributions to articles related to Women artists. I'd like to invite you to become a part of WikiProject Women artists, a WikiProject aimed at improving the quality of articles about women artists on Wikipedia.

If you would like to participate, please visit the WikiProject Women artists page for more information. Feel free to sign your name under "Members". I look forward to your involvement!

CaroleHenson(talk) 20:33, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

You may also want to take a look at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Directory/History and society#Ethnic groups

Thank you! Terasaface (talk) 21:02, 5 March 2017 (UTC)


Hello, Terasaface! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. You may benefit from following some of the links below, which will help you get the most out of Wikipedia. If you have any questions you can ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking or by typing four tildes "~~~~"; this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you are already excited about Wikipedia, you might want to consider being "adopted" by a more experienced editor or joining a WikiProject to collaborate with others in creating and improving articles of your interest. Click here for a directory of all the WikiProjects. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field when making edits to pages. Happy editing!  Enaya Afzal Siddiqui  talk 01:09, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
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I saw some edits you made a bit ago and things seemed to be going well, but I thought I'd check in to see how you're doing... if you need help with anything... etc.

How are things going?–CaroleHenson (talk) 00:12, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

You Are Invited![edit]

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Adoption - are you still interested?[edit]


I'm responding (rather belatedly) to your request for support under the Adopt-a-User scheme. I see you started editing with a flourish in March 2017, but haven't looked too active since. Is there anything specific you need help with? Did you hit problems? If so, feel free to ask me directly, or you can always post a question at the WP:Teahouse (where I also lurk from time to time). Or maybe you got disillusioned and decided Wikipedia wasn't for you after all?

Being adopted by an experienced Wikipedian does takes commitment from both sides, and I’m sorry if we let you down. Should you return to active editing and still want to be 'adopted', your best bet would be to look at our list of active adopters and choose one whose skillset best seem to match your own interests in editing here. Once you've found one that seems to suit, contact them on their talk page and explain your interests and aspirations to learn about Wikipedia.

Now, I've not taken on an adoptee myself yet - at the moment I'm just trying to kick-start the Adopt-a-User Project back into a working state. But I could offer you some rather unstructured support if you wish. I would look to see steady activity and some keenness to contribute from any adoptee. So, get back in touch with me or any of us if you are still interested and you do return to editing. If you're longer wanting to pursue that route of learning, that's fine. The offer template will be removed in a month or so if there's no response from you. You can always join again later, if you wish. Many thanks, and regards from the UK, Nick Moyes (talk) 22:12, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

--Hello Nick Moyes! I had hit a Wiki-lull but now I'm back! I would love to be adopted as I have goals for more new pages this year. I will reach out on the adoption page you linked. Thanks! Terasaface (talk) 17:17, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

May 2018 Minnesota User Group Meeting[edit]

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  Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
  Time: 4 – 6 p.m.
dinner afterward on Eat Street (Nicollet Avenue)
  Place: Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis
Target Wing: Art Research and Reference Library Reading Room 44°57'30"N 93°16'30"W

Wikipedia Day 2019[edit]

There's discussion at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/Minnesota of a celebration in the Twin Cities on January 19. It would be great if that fits your schedule. Jonathunder (talk) 01:38, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Mia Art+Feminism edit-a-thon[edit]

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Hello Terasaface. You are invited to attend an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from noon to 4pm. Art+Feminism is an international campaign where people come together to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. During the edit-a-thon we will be updating and creating Wikipedia articles on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism, with a focus on artists represented in Mia's collection

Women in Red[edit]

Hi there, Terasaface, and welcome to Women in Red. I see you have already created one women's biography, Wendy Maruyama, and hope there will be many more. In looking for the names of artists still to be covered, you might find it useful to use our Redlist index and the items highlighted on our focus for Women's History Month. You might also like to look through out Ten Simple Rules. Please let me know if you run into any difficulties or need assistance. Happy editing!--Ipigott (talk) 10:21, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

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References in Judy Sullivan[edit]

In edit you added a citation to an article in Good Morning America. You listed the first and last parameter in the cite web template as "|first=Good Morning |last=America". This is incorrect. The first and last parameters are to provide the name of the author. In a news story, this means the reporter, not the publication. I have corrected this. Please be careful with this in future use.

There are a few other problems with the citation bibliographic details in this article, which i intend to fix. But I thank you for finding additional sources and working on the article. DES (talk)DESiegel Contribs 17:29, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Thank you DESiegel for catching that and for reaching out to me about it! I will watch to see what is fixed in the citations. Thanks! Terasaface (talk) 17:56, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • The Good Morning America citatio lacked a date, which I have supplied.
  • The book citation, Right stuff, wrong sex : America's first women in space program has several issues:
    • There is no page number cited. Where exactly in the book was the statement Sullivan worked closely with the astronauts, monitoring data such as heart rate and breathing from the astronauts' biomedical devices, ensuring they were healthy enough to go into space. supported?
    • Did you have access to the physical book, or an electroniuc version of the entire book? If not, it should not be cited at all
    • You provided a URL that goes to a worldcat listing. A url in a book cite should go to an online copy of the book itself. if there is none, no URL should be supplied.
    • The author's birth (or death) date should never be included in a source citation. When giving a birth date for a living person elsewhere in Wikipedia, never use the form (1971-). Instead use (born 1971). Use a dash only when both birth and death dates are known.
  • Please use meaningful ref names, not meaningless automatic names such as ":1"
  • Date formats in citations should be consistent within an article. Please follow the format already used in an article if it is used consistently\
  • the work= or its alias website= parameters should be followd by the name of the work, not its web domain, unless it has no other name. Use "The Morning Call" not ""
  • You duplicated the cite to the The Morning Call articel, which was already in the draft. I will be combining them.

I hope these are clear and helpful. DES (talk)DESiegel Contribs 17:58, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanks DESiegel! I have to admit much of this is over my head, I generally use the automatic citation function on wikipedia. Is this not the best practice seeing as it auto-generates some wrong information? Or perhaps I just need to be more attentive and notice when things are incorrect.
  • For the "Right Stuff, wrong sex" I was in the library and has access to a partial electronic copy of the book. Is that not reliable enough as a source? Since I am not currently in the library and am not sure what page I read information about Judy Sullivan on, should we omit the citation?
    • As for Sullivan worked closely with the astronauts, monitoring data such as heart rate and breathing from the astronauts' biomedical devices, ensuring they were healthy enough to go into space., that information came from the following quotes "Sullivan, now 76, was the lead engineer for the biomedical system for the mission, working to ensure the astronauts were healthy enough for spaceflight." [1], "As a biomedical engineer, Sullivan monitored the equipment that kept track of the astronauts’ heartbeats and breathing while they were in space. She was the only female voice on NASA’s testing channels for engineers and technicians, and one of the few women in a control room as Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969." [2], and the image caption "NASA biomedical engineer Judy Sullivan was one of the people who kept track of astronauts’ respiration, body temperature and heartbeat through small sensors attached to their bodies, including the Apollo 11 crew. Credit: NASA" [3] I hope that clears things up! I do apologize for improper citations!
  • In terms of reference names instead of numbers - is that referring to the numbered list of citations? I am unfamiliar with any other way, would you be so kind as to provide an example of what you're talking about?
Thanks so much for walking me through all this! Terasaface (talk) 18:24, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • If you look at the wiki source for the lead section, you will see:
'''Judy Sullivan''' (born 1943) is a retired [[Biomedical Engineer]].<ref name="nasa-9Jul19">{{cite web |title=Judy Sullivan, Lead Engineer for the Apollo 11 Biomedical System |url= |website=NASA |publisher=[[NASA]] |accessdate=8 October 2019 |date=July 9, 2019}}</ref> She worked for [[NASA]] during the [[Apollo 11]], [[Apollo 10]], [[Apollo 9]], [[Apollo 8]] and [[Gemini 12]] missions.<ref name="MCall-15Jul19">{{cite news |last1=Palochko |first1=Jacqueline |title=50 years after mission accomplished, Lower Macungie woman talks about her role as Apollo 11 biomedical engineer |url=|work=The Morning Call (Florida) |date=July 15, 2019|access-date=8 October 2019}}</ref>
I am referring to <ref name="nasa-9Jul19"> and <ref name="MCall-15Jul19"> the name= parameters in the ref tag are what allow reuse of a citation. In the veraion you had saved, there were things such as <ref name=":0"> and <ref name=":1">. Some citation tools produce these sorts of names automatically, but they mean when looking at later citations in the source there is no cluse which source is beign cited, althoguh it makes no difference to the rendered display version. DES (talk)DESiegel Contribs 18:50, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
  • On the book, a partial text can be sufficient, but the problem is that by including the citation, we are inviting readers to go to the book and use it to verify our article, and perhaps learn more. Without a page number or other location, a reader is faced with looking for the fact somewhere in the book, with perhaps no clue where. I'll see if I can get library access to the book, as I hate to lose a potentially good cite. but unless someoen can provide a page number, I fear we will have to remove the cite. DES (talk)DESiegel Contribs 18:50, 18 October 2019 (UTC) By listing it as a cite at the end of a sentence, we are saying that the book verifies the statements in that sentence. It could be moved to a "Further reading" section if it doesn't support any specific statement in the article. DES (talk)DESiegel Contribs 18:56, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks so much DESiegel! Terasaface (talk) 21:10, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Judy Sullivan at DYK[edit]

As you can see at Talk:Judy Sullivan, I have nominated this article for the Did you know? project. If it is approved, the article will be briefly listed on Wikipedia's main page. You are listed as a co-author of the artilef in the nomination, and are free to comment on it. DES (talk)DESiegel Contribs 20:14, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

This is so great DESiegel!! I hope it gets approved!! Terasaface (talk) 16:48, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

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Asheville editathons[edit]

Hi! I noticed that you have an open grant for a series of events that includes an editathon in Asheville in June. I hope you'll keep me in the loop--I'd love to be involved and help build up the community of Wikimedians in WNC! There are a couple other editathons in Asheville coming up which might also be helpful for building awareness: one at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center on March 28 (I have an open grant for this one too!) and one at Pack Memorial Library on the 31st. Cpfffr (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:56, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Hi @Cpfffr: thanks for reaching out! I am looking forward to connecting with Asheville editors. I was excited to see the Black Mountain College proposal in Rapid Grants which looks like a great list! I will absolutely reach out to you soon once I know more about the conference timeline. Thanks! Terasaface (talk) 19:24, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for your message[edit]

Terasaface: Thank you very much for your kind message. It's exciting to see your talk page and all the kinds of Wikipedia work you have been doing. I am really a beginner compared to you. The more work I do on the Women in craft/art area, the more I realize its importance to women's recognition in Wikipedia and beyond. Look forward to crossing paths with you at other places in Wikipedia. Artful inquiry (talk)Artful inquiry —Preceding undated comment added 14:37, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

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