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Books & Bytes - Issue 15[edit]

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Issue 15, December-January 2016
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The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:19, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Upcoming Art+Feminism events in Oregon[edit]

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You are invited to participate in Oregon's upcoming Art+Feminism events, which will be held in Portland and Eugene on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Please see the following links for additional information, or to sign up:


  • Portland: Yale Union (800 SE 10th Avenue), 12:00–5:00pm
  • Eugene: Architecture and Allied Arts (A&AA) Library (200 Lawrence Hall, University of Oregon), 12:00–5:00pm

About Art+Feminism: Art+Feminism is pleased to announce its third annual Wikipedia edit-a-thon, an all-day event designed to generate coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship. Last year, over 1,500 participants at more than 75 events around the world participated in the second annual campaign, resulting in the creation of nearly 400 new pages and significant improvements to 500 articles on Wikipedia. For more information, see Art+Feminism.

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Thanks so much for tagging article talk page with the "ArtAndFeminism2016 article" template. Looks like the Eugene event was very successful! I hope you all had a great time. I hope I can make the next one. ---Another Believer (Talk) 05:45, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

I tried to review participants' edits (from the Eugene event) and updated the articles created/improved section, but you may have a better sense of the subjects people were working on. Also, I added all new Eugene and PDX editors to Wikipedia:Meetup/Portland/Participants, which isn't really Portland-specific, but in case people want to be informed about future Oregon meetups. ---Another Believer (Talk) 05:53, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, it was fun! I just watchlisted everything, I think and I will try to look things over. I promised to take one draft live and add an artist to the table of public art in Eugene, as well as untangle an edit conflict just as soon as I figure out where the text went! Valfontis (talk) 06:04, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
Glad to hear! I need to revisit that List of public art in Eugene, Oregon soon, too... ---Another Believer (Talk) 06:54, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

WIR A+F[edit]

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Hoping you enjoyed the recently-held in-person Art+Feminism meetup,
we cordially invite you continue your participation by joining the
virtual worldwide online event
hosted by Women in Red.
March 2016 (Women's History Month)

(To subscribe, Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe, Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Rosiestep (talk) 19:48, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Andrea Bowers[edit]

thanks Valfontis for working on the Andrea Bowers edit conflict for me. I appreciate the help. lkvanden Lkvanden (talk) 20:22, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

No problem! I hope I got all your changes in there. It was nice to meet you and hopefully we can do another event like that soon. Valfontis (talk) 20:29, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Props :-)[edit]

I just wanted to give you a fist bump for your efforts in improving Ruth Mountaingrove (I see that you moved it to your user space to improve it). I hope that my G12 didn't implicate any urgency or obligation; I was simply following protocol. Please let me know if I can assist you with improving the article. I'd be happy to help :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 02:31, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

I don't need help, but I need your assurance that you get that original research and WP:DONATETEXT are different matters entirely, as I mentioned on the talk page. You may have bitten a newbie by telling her the wrong information. Valfontis (talk) 04:53, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

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Ledger art headings[edit]

Hi, Valfontis,

In creating wikilinks for Wendy Red Star I came across a curious glitch in Ledger art: the links to edit are all formatted as headings. Is that something you can repair? Thanks! – --Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 16:06, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi, I see what you mean, and that does look awfully weird, but when I logged in to fix it, it went back to normal. I only checked it in Opera though. Is it still there for you? Are you logged in and what browser are you using? Valfontis (talk) 04:51, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
I'm logged in, using Chrome, still seeing the Edit links on Ledger art formatted as subheadings at the end of each subheading. No other pages I've touched today look like this. My theory is gremlins. – Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 05:37, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
P.S. - the section links to edit also don't go anywhere. Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 05:42, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
I noticed this same problem in another article a few days ago, but I can't remember which article. I looked at the Ledger art article on Friday, and it had the same problem noted by User:Grand'mere Eugene. Today, however, "Ledger art" looks normal, no odd edit buttons. I'm using Firefox. Finetooth (talk) 17:24, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
Too weird! Today Ledger art looks entirely normal while I'm logged in on Chrome, and the page history shows it has not been edited since Jan. 16... Gremlins, I say, gremlins! -- Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 18:23, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

I wonder if a null edit (i.e. save the page with no changes and no edit summary) will fix these things. Those don't show up on the edit log. Valfontis (talk) 21:45, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

I just found another page with this same odd glitch; I tried your suggestion, and it worked! I've run across these occasionally, and I'm glad I can fix them now. Thank you! (talk page stalker)Gorthian (talk) 02:30, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

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Books & Bytes - Issue 16[edit]

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Issue 16, February-March 2016
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  • A new cite archive template, a new coordinator, plus conference and Visiting Scholar updates
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The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:17, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 April 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 2 May 2016[edit]

MfD nomination of User:Valfontis/Aloha Trailer Company[edit]

Ambox warning orange.svg User:Valfontis/Aloha Trailer Company, a page which you created or substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; you may participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Valfontis/Aloha Trailer Company and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:Valfontis/Aloha Trailer Company during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Legacypac (talk) 06:18, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Povey on the Main Page[edit]

I thought you'd like to know that Povey Brothers Studio is due to be linked from the Main Page within the next 2-3 days, as part of the selected hook from my DYK nomination for the U.S. National Bank Building. This assumes that someone else does not swap-out the hook for an Alt in the meantime; it's currently in one of the DYK prep areas. The hook-Alt that mentions Povey was one of four hooks I offered, and I almost didn't post it, because I have no photos of the Povey windows in this building, and the NRHP nomination document does not illustrate them or even describe them. :(
I realize you don't have photos, either, and you might not even see this message until after the Main Page appearance, but I figured you'd like to know about it, in any case. – SJ Morg (talk) 10:34, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

Oh! Thanks SJ, that is good news! Hmm, I really ought to add the dates for all those buildings. I don't suppose one of our intrepid WPORE photographers could ask to see the inside of boardroom? Valfontis (talk) 13:40, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
The DYK entry ran from Saturday night into Sunday (on May 15 UTC), and I see that Povey Brothers alone got 937 page views on that date! (and it was not the highlighted article) Nice exposure for the article. – SJ Morg (talk) 09:26, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
Awesome! Good exposure for your article too! Valfontis (talk) 13:47, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

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Books & Bytes - Issue 17[edit]

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Issue 17, April-May 2016
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  • New donations this month - a German-language legal resource
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  • New library stats, WikiCon news, a bot to reveal Open Access versions of citations, and more!

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The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:36, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 July 2016[edit]

River categories[edit]

I'm startubg a new discussion at WP:CFD about the naming of river categories. Since you have participated in t least one of the recent discussions in the matterm you nay want to express your opinion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2016 July 11#Rivers. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 02:40, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

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