User talk:TeriEmbrey

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Welcome to MILHIST[edit]

COI declaration & maintained by templates[edit]

Hello, Teri, see WP:COIDEC for a COI declaration. If you will do so on your userpage, all will be hunky-dory. In the meantime I've posted a {{Connected contributor}} template to the PML talk page. When you do your COIDEC, we change the template to say "declared=yes". If you are going to be watching the PLM page, you might also add a {{Maintained}} template to the talk page. I'm available for any assistance you desire. – S. Rich (talk) 17:07, 19 September 2013 (UTC)


Reliable source[edit]

In this edit to Arnie Bernstein, you removed the {{rs}} tag from the University of Michigan Press citation. As the book's publisher, can we consider this a reliable source? Even though they are a university press, they are still in the business of promoting and selling books, so I don't believe their own ad page for Bernstein's book can be considered a reliable source. The fact in question is the recognition as a "2010 Michigan Notable Book". Without any independent source to confirm this, we have no idea how notable an achievement this is. Perhaps it is a designation applied by the UM Press itself to indicate books it feels are of special significance, and is not an external award at all. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 20:00, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Actually, the Library of Michigan decides which books are notable. See: https://www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan/0,2351,7-160-54574_39583-227528--,00.html I'll fix the reference. I'm working with a few new editors. Being new, it's slow going. TeriEmbrey (talk) 20:03, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
OK. Seeing as you seem to have them under your wing, I'll leave it your hands for now and keep my nose out. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 20:07, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

New Reflinks tool[edit]

Hey Teri-- looks like there is a new and reliable Reflinks tool developed by User:Zhaofeng Li that you and the volunteers can use. I've tested it out in a few places and it seems to work quite well, and even has a few customization options that weren't previously available. To add it in, go to Special:MyPage/common.js and add in the following text:

{{subst:iusc|User:Zhaofeng Li/Reflinks.js}}

I'll post these instructions at our project talk page for future reference. I, JethroBT drop me a line 23:28, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

How to block[edit]

Only admins can block, and I'm not one. The usual sequence of events is to give the vandal a sequence of increasingly severe warnings: {{uw-vandalism1}}, {{uw-vandalism2}}, {{uw-vandalism3}}, {{uw-vandalism4}}, and then to report them at WP:AIV. Sometimes, if several vandals are targeting a single page, it's better to request page protection at WP:RFPP instead. Philip Trueman (talk) 16:11, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

@Philip Trueman Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. TeriEmbrey (talk) 16:18, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

A new reference tool[edit]

Hello Books & Bytes subscribers. There is a new Visual Editor reference feature in development called Citoid. It is designed to "auto-fill" references using a URL or DOI. We would really appreciate you testing whether TWL partners' references work in Citoid. Sharing your results will help the developers fix bugs and improve the system. If you have a few minutes, please visit the testing page for simple instructions on how to try this new tool. Regards, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:48, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: E. E. Walton (June 6)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by ToonLucas22 was: Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved.
TL22 (talk) 01:48, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

more from Janet Burroway[edit]

Thanks very much for the edits! Now I've gone through for the citations and tried to supply them below: First line under “Writing Career,” the citation needed is: (Descend Again was published by) Faber and Faber, London, 1960. The Truck on the Track, “long print run” not my wording; for this and The Giant Jam Sandwich, the publication details are in the bibliography at the end of the article. The Truck on the Track was also read on Captain Kangaroo in the US in 1972 and continued in reruns until 1985. In the bibliography, this should be added to The Giant Jam Sandwich: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt board book edition 2010; paperback edition Red Fox (Random House), New York 2011; included in A Classic Story for Every Day, London, Hutchinson-Random House, 2014.

“…Burroway contemplated suicide”: “I Didn’t Know Sylvia Plath,” Five Points, Vol. 5, No. 3, Summer 2001; reprinted in Embalming Mom: Essays in Life, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City 2002

I notice that the bibliography has an overlong list of my poems and no nonfiction list at all, though there is increasingly much of the latter. Should I suggest cuts for the poems or supply a list of nonfiction, both or neither? Thanks, Jburroway (talk) 21:47, 17 January 2016 (UTC)Janet

@Jburroway:I don't think we need to list out all of your non-fiction at this time. The lists might eventually get moved to become their own Wikipedia articles in the future. At that time, we can try to be exhaustive.

Please take a look at the recent edits and let me know if I missed anything. TeriEmbrey (talk) 16:42, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 6[edit]

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Newsletter • January 2016

Hello there! Happy to be writing this newsletter once more. This month:

What comes next

Some good news: the Wikimedia Foundation has renewed WikiProject X. This means we can continue focusing on making WikiProjects better.

During our first round of work, we created a prototype WikiProject based on two ideas: (1) WikiProjects should clearly present things for people to do, and (2) The content of WikiProjects should be automated as much as possible. We launched pilots, and for the most part it works. But this approach will not work for the long term. While it makes certain aspects of running a WikiProject easier, it makes the maintenance aspects harder.

We are working on a major overhaul that will address these issues. New features will include:

  • Creating WikiProjects by simply filling out a form, choosing which reports you want to generate for your project. This will work with existing bots in addition to the Reports Bot reports. (Of course, you can also have sections curated by humans.)
  • One-click button to join a WikiProject, with optional notifications.
  • Be able to define your WikiProject's scope within the WikiProject itself by listing relevant pages and categories, eliminating the need to tag every talk page with a banner. (You will still be allowed to do that, of course. It just won't be required.)

The end goal is a collaboration tool that can be used by WikiProjects but also by any edit-a-thon or group of people that want to coordinate on improving articles. Though implemented as an extension, the underlying content will be wikitext, meaning that you can continue to use categories, templates, and other features as you normally would.

This will take a lot of work, and we are just getting started. What would you like to see? I invite you to discuss on our talk page.


Until next time,

Harej (talk) 02:53, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon Traveling Show[edit]

Hello, I saw your response to the 2016 strategy consultation regarding "assist local non-profit organizations (including libraries) in hosting edit-a-thons and introducing communities to Wikipedia.". I thought it was a great idea! Have you thought about looking into a PEG grant? I don't know if you other others you work with would be interested, but it might be an interesting opportunity! Ckoerner (talk) 17:18, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

@Ckoerner: Thanks for the link to the PEG grant page. In talking to my library colleagues in Illinois, I've found that they are interested in being a GLAM institution but many need help getting started. While I've helped some of them by showing them what PMML has been doing, having someone(s) from Wikipedia's staff attend the regional library conventions with a booth and help GLAM institutions in the initial set up of WikiProject pages would go along way towards increasing participation in my opinion. (BTW, the Illinois Library Association Conference is Oct 18–20, 2016 in Rosemont, IL [1].) TeriEmbrey (talk) 17:46, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

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Thank you for participating in and supporting my RfA. It was very much appreciated. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:07, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

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Thank you for participating at my RfA. Your support was very much appreciated even if I did get a bit scorched. Brianhe (talk) 02:55, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your support[edit]

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Thank you for participating and supporting at my RfA. It was very much appreciated, and I am humbled that the community saw fit to trust me with the tools. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:34, 6 February 2016 (UTC)