User talk:Victuallers

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

stuff went to archive8

Don't know if this is the right way to communicate but I have now added a photo of Mary MacPherson's blue plaque and a photo of her last home. Ronald Cameron Ronaldcameron (talk) 19:36, 23 October 2016 (UTC)


Contents

Admin?[edit]

please why do u take part in the wiki love contest when u are an administrator Amunique (talk) 23:22, 28 April 2016 (UTC) @Amunique: I think you misunderstand the title of "administrator" - I'm just a volunteer .... but a trusted volunteer with extra powers. Victuallers (talk) 09:24, 29 April 2016 (UTC) oh!!! I understand Amunique (talk) 15:06, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Review[edit]

Thanks for the initial review. I have addressed the issue raised by you. The final review is pending here Template:Did you know nominations/Elizabeth Caskey. Incidentally, I also reached the DYK landmark of 1500 DYKs on 28th. Thanks--Nvvchar. 02:10, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Clarifications[edit]

Hello Victuallers,

Initially, when I noticed that the image I added to the Shirley Frimpong Manso's article was replaced, this was the exact comment I prepared to post on the Wikipedian's talkpage.

"One of the instruments that Wikipedia uses in ensuring that it is not biased for any individual is the concept of WP:CONSENSUS. This is to let you know that I restored the earlier image in the Shirley Frimpong Manso's article because 1. You didn't seek consensus before replacing it. 2. It is of a better quality than the image you added. If you think your image is more appropriate than the previous one I added, kindly create a discussion on the talkpage with your reasons, so we can arrive at a consensus. No Wikipedian (including myself) have the monopoly on any article, so feel free to state your rationale for replacing it."

But on getting here, I discovered it was an more experienced editor that replaced the image, so if it's ok by you, I will really appreciate if you can enlighten me more, if its ok for me to replace an image in an article, even if the previous image has been freely licensed to Wikimedia Commons.

Regards. Darreg (talk) 20:47, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Nigeria 2016 Writing Contest[edit]

Coat of arms of Nigeria.svg Wiki Loves Nigeria!
Thank you for your contribution to the Wiki Loves Nigeria 2016 Writing Contest

Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 09:49, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

An award for your contributions[edit]

Mary Wollstonecraft by John Opie (c. 1797).jpg

Love Heart KammaRahbek.SVG

The Mary Wollstonecraft award for all your contributions on Women Writers
Almost 400 new articles were created

Women Writers worldwide online edit-a-thon

(check out our next event Women in Photography worldwide online edit-a-thon)

--Ipigott (talk) 07:38, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

(To subscribe, Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe, Women in Red/Opt-out list)

Disambiguation link notification for May 4[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Ada Christen, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Inzersdorf (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 10:46, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Your comment[edit]

Nvvhar's 1500 DYK achievement has been covered by CIS on their website here and your on-Wiki message has been mentioned. Thanks. --Tito Dutta (talk) 08:47, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: April 2016[edit]

This month in GLAM logo.png




Headlines
Read this edition in fullSingle-page

To assist with preparing the newsletter, please visit the newsroom. Past editions may be viewed here.

About This Month in GLAM · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · Romaine 12:53, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Darwin-Wedgwood-Galton family tree[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Darwin-Wedgwood-Galton family tree has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Magioladitis (talk) 13:38, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for May 12[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Svetlana Bachevanova, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Lakota (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 10:53, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

User:SusunW/Sophia Goudstikker[edit]

I'm working on a bio for Sophia Goudstikker. There is a photo on German wiki, which is a crop of [1] which has some instructions I don't quite get what is required. Can you make that cropped photo one I can use? SusunW (talk) 00:05, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for May 19[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Nancy Turner, you added links pointing to the disambiguation pages Bella Coola and Haida (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:32, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Spotlight on women entertainers![edit]

Female singer silhouette.png
You are invited...
Women in Red logo.svg

Women in Entertainment worldwide online edit-a-thon

--Rosiestep (talk) 02:14, 24 May 2016 (UTC) via MassMessage (To subscribe, Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe, Women in Red/Opt-out list)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks Victuallers for your edits and including the picture for Glenda Gray, if you have time maybe you could do the same for these similar article Bongani Mayosi, Salim Abdool Karim and Daniel Ncayiyana. Part (talk) 09:48, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

I tried, but Glenda's university is unusual in using cc by sa licenses on their images. Yay! The three blokes don't come from such enlightened universities. Thx for your work. Victuallers (talk) 21:04, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Victuallers. Part (talk) 23:12, 28 May 2016 (UTC)

Article on Rosette Wolczak : references in each paragraph added[edit]

Hi Victuallers, I've done my best to add references to the article Rosette Wolczak for the DYK as you advised me to, do you think this will do? --Nattes à chat (talk) 11:11, 25 May 2016 (UTC)[[Ro

Orphaned non-free image File:Steven Kanumba.jpg[edit]

⚠

Thanks for uploading File:Steven Kanumba.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. --B-bot (talk) 02:48, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for May 26[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Rose Mandel, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Berkeley (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:27, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

Iris cat.jpg

Hi Victuallers, thanks for the thanks on Beata Bergström, and the talkpage assessments. it was quite a bit of work, not knowing any swedish, except for ikeaFace-smile.svg, but lots of fun.

Coolabahapple (talk) 16:26, 28 May 2016 (UTC)

Pioneers in P...[edit]

Palestine, not Paradise! Including your image upload. Could you fix please -am on mobile. PamD 16:39, 1 June 2016 (UTC) Will do thx Victuallers (talk)

2016 Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Community Survey[edit]

The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation has appointed a committee to lead the search for the foundation’s next Executive Director. One of our first tasks is to write the job description of the executive director position, and we are asking for input from the Wikimedia community. Please take a few minutes and complete this survey to help us better understand community and staff expectations for the Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director.

  • Survey, (hosted by Qualtrics)

Thank you, The Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Steering Committee via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:48, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for June 2[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Hercilia Fernández de Mujía, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Potosi (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:59, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for your strong focus[edit]

Barnstar Photo Hires.png
Women in Red logo.svg
A barnstar for your many contributions


120 new articles were created

Women in Photography worldwide online edit-a-thon

Starting now: Women in Entertainment and Women in Jewish History

--Ipigott (talk) 11:58, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

(To subscribe, Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe, Women in Red/Opt-out list)

Afd[edit]

Is this really an Afd Template:Did you know nominations/Tonya Kinzinger. Can you please consider to support it as "keep". Thanks.--Nvvchar. 02:37, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Removal[edit]

Hi Victuallers, I'm so sorry!, The above user had canvassed on another editors talkpage and then straight after edited yours and as both had "Afd" as the title I obviously assumed he'd canvassed here .... So thanks for reverting and again my apologies, Happy editing, –Davey2010Talk 14:06, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Ruth Reichl.jpg[edit]

Hi, I just uploaded this from Flickr and wonder if you could crop it for me. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 15:48, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! Yoninah (talk) 16:29, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Faye Schenk image[edit]

Hi Victuallers! Thank you for all your great edits related to Women in Red's Celebrating Jewish Women edit-a-thon. A colleague of mine is working on part of the Hadassah archival records and noticed that the image on Faye Schenk's page is not of the Zionist leader, who lived from 1909-1981, but of another Faye Schenk, who just died in 2015. I removed the image and just wanted to let you know why. Thanks again for your edits! --Lange.lea (talk) 16:43, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Twitter banners[edit]

Hi, do you have additional Twitter banners stored somewhere else besides here? --Rosiestep (talk) 04:38, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Hi Rosie, I have a complete set so far and occasionally I make a few but usually I create them before I goto bed. I'd like to see them used elsewhere but at least until wiki mania they will be supplied. I won't be there as I have real life commitments. However I have google alerts for "bamkin" so I hope to see a few mentions. I would offer a ppt slide on the progress of our promise last year if useful. I was thrilled when Keilana/you mentioned me in the US Guardian. Oh yes back to the point, I will load up the banners so far. Do you have an ambition to use them? Victuallers (talk) 12:49, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Hi Roger, Sorry you won't be there. :( WiR is our baby, co-founded by you and me, July 11, 2015; hopefully, we'll get some press this month with all the stuff going on. That said, if you'd like to do a ppt slide or two for my Wikimania presentation, that would be very welcome; please email me off-wiki to coordinate. Re: the banners, yes, I have ambitions to use them for my presentation at next weeks' Wikimedia Diversity Conference. Note, I'll also be presenting at a Round Table at next week's Glam Boot Camp and will show them off at that event to another group. --Rosiestep (talk) 02:49, 10 June 2016 (UTC)
Wow. Didn't realize there were so many. One day, you'll have to teach me how to create them. In the meantime, thanks for uploading them. --Rosiestep (talk) 05:31, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Celebrating Pride @ Women in Red[edit]

Pride-female.svg
You are invited...
Women in Red logo.svg

LGBTQ worldwide online edit-a-thon

Delivered by Rosiestep (talk) 04:02, 10 June 2016 (UTC) via MassMessage. (To subscribe, Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe, Women in Red/Opt-out list)

Contacting Editors from the Ada Lovelace Editathons[edit]

Hi Victuallers,

I hope you don’t mind me contacting you via your talk page. I’m a new Editor to Wikipedia, part of a small research team based at the University of Birmingham in the UK. I’m getting in touch as we’re trying to contact all the Editors who were involved in the Ada Lovelace Editathons in Oxford or London. If you have been, or still are, involved in editing, whatever the scale of your involvement, we would be very grateful for the opportunity to talk to you about your experiences. In the first instance, we’ve set up a short (10 minute) survey, which you can access via my User Talk Pages. If you are interested in helping with our research project, please can you drop me a line?

Thanks, RuthPage (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 08:41, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Hi again Victuallers, Thanks for the message you left on my Talk Page - much appreciated. I was really glad to hear about the WiR project and I signed up for it at the weekend. RuthPage (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 13:01, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
Hi Victuallers,
Would you have time for brief interview about how you set up with WIR project, please? We'd love to know more about this so we can feed it into our project. If so, please could you contact me at r.e.page@bham.ac.uk to let me know what would suit you best? Thanks so much! --RuthPage (talk) 12:29, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: May 2016[edit]

This month in GLAM logo.png




Headlines
Read this edition in fullSingle-page

To assist with preparing the newsletter, please visit the newsroom. Past editions may be viewed here.

About This Month in GLAM · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · Romaine 12:34, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for June 15[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Zhang Ruifang, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Changning (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 11:10, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Wikimedia Diversity Conference[edit]

Hi, I have just followed the Wikimedia Diversity Conference in Washington. It was very interesting. If my understanding was right, it is you who are at the very origin of the project "Women in red". What a success! Amazing! Everything is much clearer now. Grazie, --Kenzia (talk) 21:35, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for taking the trouble Kenzia to contact me. Yes it was my original idea and Rosie was one of the first to realise that we had an important opportunity to mitigate the effect of systemic gender bias .. and maybe we can remove, in time, the root cause. I keep meaning to update my talk page. I'm still working away at the project.... and I better get back to it :-) Victuallers (talk) 21:45, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

I'm very sorry Victuallers, but I have to disagree with you: if you really desire to fix a problem, you have first to make an effort to work on the root cause. Quantity without quality is meaningless. Sincerely, --Kenzia (talk) 07:17, 21 June 2016 (UTC) ????? Amazed. The root cause of systemic bias on Wikipedia has nothing to do with quality or quantity. These are just symptoms. I was pleased that my contribution had been noted - but now you are saying "if you really desire to fix a problem" .... oh so working for n years isn't enough to prove that I even "desire to fix a problem"??? I will with effort try to AGF and assume this was hyperbole. How you work out that me saying that we can "remove, in time, the root cause" ... means that I'm not working on it ??? how do you manage that insight? Victuallers (talk) 15:20, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

It seems to me that I have not said that "you are not working on it". Where have I said that "you are not working on it?". The "you" I used in the sentence: if you really desire... has to be meant in a general way: if someone really desires... This is my POV. May I have my personal POV on how to tackle with problems? May I express my opinions? Thank you--Kenzia (talk) 19:01, 21 June 2016 (UTC) Maybe a language problem as when "you" ask me I assume the you is Kenzia.... and if you say that you mean "if someone really desires" ... then I don't know why you said that you disagreed with me. (I'm sure you don't need my permission to have an opinion/POV.) You are free to disagree with me, but I'm confused as to whether you are. Still, I thank you again for your original compliment. Victuallers (talk) 19:20, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Yes, I think it is a language problem. For example, I don't understand what it means "I'm confused as to whether you are". It sounds odd, but I assume it is my understanding which is not good enough. In italian, we can use "you" in a general way. Maybe, in english it is not the same. Anyway, I think that in every language one can disagree with someone else on the method, this doesn't imply one assumes that the other person is not working on something. It's not debatable that "Women in red" is a success, and that the numbers are amazing. Thank you for your attention, --Kenzia (talk) 19:38, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Zahida Zaidi 1930 2011.jpg[edit]

⚠

Thanks for uploading File:Zahida Zaidi 1930 2011.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. --B-bot (talk) 18:22, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

Welcome to the Hall of Fame![edit]

Joska bodenmais pokale referenzen womens world award pokale.jpg
You are invited...
Women in Red logo.svg

Women in Halls of Fame worldwide online edit-a-thon

--Rosiestep (talk) 09:01, 23 June 2016 (UTC) via MassMessage (To subscribe, Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe, Women in Red/Opt-out list)

Alice Dugged Cary[edit]

Glad you liked this article ! I made another on a rather more obscure figure Sara J. Duncan - it's thanks to her we have all these wonderful pictures of women active in the AME church in the 1900s. RMSN1 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rmsn1 (talkcontribs) 17:28, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for June 26[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Dee Wells, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Benny Green (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:33, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Image cropping request[edit]

Hi, I just uploaded File:U.S. Department of Labor signing ceremony 2014.jpg. I need a crop of the redheaded woman on the left for her article, Laura Fortman. Can you help? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 21:35, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks very much. I'm just wondering if the sides could be cropped further so we don't have half-faces of men? Yoninah (talk) 22:52, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
Wonderful! Thanks! Yoninah (talk) 13:47, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Fair use image?[edit]

Thanks for adding an image to Ingrid Christensen. Would you be happy to do something similar for Lois_Jones_(scientist)? There's an image on this article that may be similarly applicable. I've written to the copy-write holder several times, but with no response. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 06:08, 10 July 2016 (UTC) Done and tweeted. Lots of retweets - it seems to be a meme of a subject Victuallers (talk) 14:32, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 11[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Marie Louise Scudder Myrick, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Shelbyville (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 10:03, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: June 2016[edit]

This month in GLAM logo.png




Headlines
Read this edition in fullSingle-page

To assist with preparing the newsletter, please visit the newsroom. Past editions may be viewed here.

About This Month in GLAM · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · Romaine 01:58, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Ika Freudenberg.jpg[edit]

⚠

Thanks for uploading File:Ika Freudenberg.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. --B-bot (talk) 02:46, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 18[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Gertrude Selma Sober, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Farragut (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 10:20, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Contests[edit]

User:Dr. Blofeld has created Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Contests. The idea is to run a series of contests/editathons focusing on each region of Africa. He has spoken to Wikimedia about it and $1000-1500 is possible for prize money. As someone who has previously expressed interest in African topics, would you be interested in contributing to one or assisting draw up core article/missing article lists? He says he's thinking of North Africa for an inaugural one in October. If interested please sign up in the participants section of the Contest page, thanks.♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:39, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia and United Nations Women Project[edit]

Bertha Lutz 1925.jpg
Please join us...
Women in Red logo.svg

Wikipedia and United Nations Women Project
A Women in Red worldwide, online editathon - 12 July till 12 August 2016 - #wikiwomeninred

(To subscribe, Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe, Women in Red/Opt-out list) Delivered by Rosiestep (talk) via MassMessage 04:27, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Reply[edit]

I don't think there's a way to restore pages in bulk like there's a way to delete them in bulk. One by one will have to do.

If someone's blocked, then they're blocked. They don't get to sneak back and pretend to be someone else who didn't misbehave. If they're lying about their identity, what else could they be lying about? Are you going to trust that all their content is actually valid?

"The admins don't really want to ban me, because I'm too valuable! Look at all the content I create with all my sockpuppets! I can do anything I want, and there will be no consequences!"

I don't know what Slowking4 actually did, because I wasn't involved in that. But he did something. If he really wants to continue creating articles — and it's apparent that he does, I completely understand that desire — then why doesn't he use the energy that it takes to fabricate a new identity, and channel it into making amends for what he did wrong in the first place?

Restoring the content which he created as "Beetstraw" or other sock accounts would be... I believe the phrase is "reinforcing an unhealthy ego structure" (although for all I know, that's just psychobabble). You can pick any of the deleted articles and I'll check them to see if they've been substantially edited by other people, and if they have, I'll restore them. And if they haven't, I won't. DS (talk) 23:58, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the reconsideration. As far as I can see s/he has not created any articles with mistakes in them (any more than we all do!). I realise its galling that the articles will be there but it does seem odd that no one remembers what the original problem was. In the past banned users have written GAs and FAs on simple:wiki that have then been bought here. I believe that the Dictionary of National Biography was partially written by an author who was imprisoned in the UK for being criminally insane. His work is still there and was never deleted. Punishing the articles may "feel good" but actually it is counter productive.... Thanks again for your calm reconsideration. Victuallers (talk) 07:28, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Indigenous women & Polar women editathons[edit]

Inuit women 1907 crop.jpg
You are invited...
Women in Red logo.svg

Indigenous women editathon & Polar women editathon
Hosted by Women in Red - August 2016 - #wikiwomeninred

(To subscribe, Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe, Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Rosiestep (talk) 21:08, 24 July 2016 (UTC) via MassMessage

Disambiguation link notification for July 25[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Xiomara Fortuna, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Montecristi (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:17, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Irina Podgorny[edit]

I can't figure out from the log why you restored Irina Podgorny--what was "deleted in error too" in reference to? Thanks, Mackensen (talk) 20:57, 30 July 2016 (UTC) Because we want an article on Irana Podgorny and its a good start. The admin who deleted this gave reason as mass deletion. There has been a discussion about this - do we need to discuss this with every passing admin? Can you explain what this article did to prevent it from ever existing? Victuallers (talk) 08:18, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for August 1[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Heidi Schellman, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Hennepin (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 10:16, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

Ooh, a medal[edit]

Thanks for handing them out!

It says something about my recent pace that I managed not just 25 in total (a barrier I crossed in March), but 25 in a month (July 2016). I'm over 60 right now and just updated the table to say that. Raymie (tc) 21:07, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Eleanor Harding 1934 1996.png[edit]

⚠

Thanks for uploading File:Eleanor Harding 1934 1996.png. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 22:32, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: July 2016[edit]

This month in GLAM logo.png




Headlines
Read this edition in fullSingle-page

To assist with preparing the newsletter, please visit the newsroom. Past editions may be viewed here.

About This Month in GLAM · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · Romaine 02:40, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Antarctic Women image requests[edit]

I've another request of you for image uploads. Any opinions as to whether we can 'fair-use' these:

Thanks, T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 01:52, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Jennie Darlington is still alive, so fair use doesn't work. - I guess the BAS might help? We could get our activists to ask on our behalf? Similarly Janet although she may be contactable direct as she was receiving honours 10 years ago?. Sorry I cant help more. We really need groups like the British Antarctic Survey to change their policy to be open. Victuallers (talk) 12:50, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for August 17[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Jane Hunt, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Seneca Falls (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:46, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thanks for your changes on Hollace Shaw. I appreciate your help. Eddie Blick (talk) 12:51, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

I appreciate your Twitter post about Hollace Shaw. Thanks again! You might be interested in some of the other women about whom I have written. Links to those articles are included in the list at User:Teblick#Old-time radio people. Eddie Blick (talk) 17:50, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
I have seen a few and tweeted Patricia Ryan. Do feel free to look back through wwin reds records (and RT a few). Good work esp. the women) Victuallers (talk) 22:17, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

Upcoming editathons: Women in Nursing & Women Labor Activists[edit]

Florence Nightingale headshot.png
Rose Winslow of New York 158010v.jpg
You are invited...
Women in Red logo.svg

Women in Nursing editathon & Women Labor Activists editathon
Hosted by Women in Red - September 2016 - #wikiwomeninred

(To subscribe, Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe, Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Rosiestep (talk) 16:44, 27 August 2016 (UTC) via MassMessage

Orphaned non-free image File:Efua Theodora Sutherland died 1996.jpg[edit]

⚠

Thanks for uploading File:Efua Theodora Sutherland died 1996.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. --B-bot (talk) 17:28, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for August 29[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Nanna Vainio, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Ekenäs (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:59, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Kuvshinnikova[edit]

Thank you so much! I did put a bit of extra effort into that one. So many of the artist articles I do are just schools attended, exhibitions held, etc. This is my first appearance on Twitter...to the best of my knowledge :) WQUlrich (talk) 16:37, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

Maybe of interest?[edit]

Hi Victuallers, I've just knocked up the article Angela Madsen. It may be of interest to WomeninRed or maybe a DYK with the forthcoming Paralympic Games. You seem to have a better handle on these things then I do. Cheers FruitMonkey (talk) 22:16, 3 September 2016 (UTC) Brilliant - we tweeted that Victuallers (talk) 16:27, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Photo for Laurence de la Ferrière[edit]

Hi Roger. I've noticed you've added photos of living people to some of my articles. I wonder if you could help me out with Laurence de la Ferrière. I'm not too sure of the procedures.--Ipigott (talk) 15:11, 8 September 2016 (UTC) @Ipigott: - I have just been lucky with finding a few wrinkles, but not in your heroines case I'm afraid. Best I could do was to contact "#AntarcticWomen" on Twitter in the hope that someone has a pic. Can't believe how tricky it is for the wiki to find images in a world that is taking soooo many pix and they are being so freely copied but without the evidence that the wiki demands. Thx for your great work. Victuallers (talk) 16:31, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

There is a very good photograph here but I don't know whether it can be used on Wikipedia. Otherwise there also something on her website.--Ipigott (talk) 16:31, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Marta Matamoros[edit]

I found two pictures on Commons for her, but it looks like the source of those photos is flickr. Is it possible to use the bigger one found here [2] in the same album? I know diddly about photos and their use, unless I am justifying a fair use picture. Thanks! SusunW (talk) 20:19, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Flickr is a good source Susun and in theory these Flickr licenses are fine. However I cannot see why they are fine ie why are they freely licensed? The painting needs to done by a painter who died 50-70 years ago .... unlikely. Of the people who now own it needs to give their permission.... and this Flickr account does not appear to be owned by the paintings owners. I have asked but I suspect we wont be able to. Sorry Victuallers (talk) 20:58, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Women- Monthly Contest![edit]

Hi Victuallers, once again congratulations for winning the best articles in our past contest and also thanking you for your interest in this new contest and for your inputs. As per our contest we will be focusing specific areas of life which will be beamed on monthly basis as theme for the contest eg Women in Politics, Women in Entertainments, Women in History etc.Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 16:19, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for September 10[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Song Lingling, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Song (surname) (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 10:54, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: August 2016[edit]

This month in GLAM logo.png




Headlines
Read this edition in fullSingle-page

To assist with preparing the newsletter, please visit the newsroom. Past editions may be viewed here.

About This Month in GLAM · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · Romaine 17:55, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

photograph help[edit]

I wrote an article about Ljubica Luković. There is a photograph of her on the Serbian WP. It says that it is in the public domain in Serbia. The photograph is well over 100 years old, as the woman died in 1915. Does it have to be uploaded again, or is there some way that the copyright can be extended to English WP? SusunW (talk) 20:39, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Easiest path is to reload the picture as "fair use" to en:wiki. It could be debated that it is probably out of copyright but prob not worth the faff. Thanks Susun. Victuallers (talk) 12:11, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I did that. My rationale was that if those who spoke the language and could research it were not able to ascertain if it was freely distributable, I certainly couldn't. LOL SusunW (talk) 15:51, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, Victuallers. This message is intended to notify administrators of important changes to the protection policy.

Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
  • A bot will post a notification at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard of each use. MusikBot currently does this by updating a report, which is transcluded onto the noticeboard.
Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
This message was sent to the administrators' mass message list. To opt-out of future messages, please remove yourself from the list. 17:49, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Invitation to Women in Architecture & Women in Archaeology editathons[edit]

Lady Elizabeth Wilbraham by Sir Peter Lely.jpg
Anne Stine Moe Ingstad (1918-1997).jpg


October 2016

Women in Architecture & Women in Archaeology editathons
Faciliated by Women in Red

Women in Red logo.svg

(To subscribe, Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe, Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Rosiestep (talk) 20:05, 24 September 2016 (UTC) via MassMessaging

Twitter[edit]

Hi. Would you like to leave a short note on the talkpage to say it was tweeted today (and link to it) please? Otherwise fewer people will notice. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 12:03, 3 October 2016 (UTC) Hi and Thanks. Would you like to do that? Victuallers (talk) 13:00, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for October 6[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Betty Swanwick, you added links pointing to the disambiguation pages Genesis, London Transport and Naval reserve (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 11:16, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Photographer Barnstar.png The Photographer's Barnstar
Appreciate the effort you've gone to to find images for the some of the Nigerian women. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:52, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

Thx Dr B - just trying to help your evil plans Victuallers (talk) 13:13, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

Can you take a quick look at three articles?[edit]

Hey. :) Would you mind taking a quick look at User:LauraHale/Christian Gobe, User:LauraHale/Conrat Atangana and User:LauraHale/Cameroon at the 2008 Summer Paralympics. I'd really appreciate a second set of eyes before I main space them. :) --LauraHale (talk) 15:28, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

First two are more than OK (Im familiar with bios - Ill look at the 3rd when have more time - You are doing a fine job and neither of will be surprised I think when someone finds an error - but not everyone will run round with a sign saying the "sky is falling in". Achievers make errors - and I can't see one yet. Victuallers (talk) 08:52, 10 October 2016 (UTC) These will please Wikimedia Cameroon - pity they are both blokes - you have to do five women as penance Victuallers (talk) 08:52, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Will main space the first two. If you can also take a look at User:LauraHale/Goalball in Cameroon, that would also be appreciated. I'll get around to doing women at some point. I just can't find women from this country who do disability sport who are notable. :( --LauraHale (talk) 11:36, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

Can you also take a look at User:LauraHale/Cameroonian Sports Federation for the Visually Impaired and the Disabled? Thanks. --LauraHale (talk) 15:03, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Also, User:LauraHale/Jean Jacques Ndoudoumou. --LauraHale (talk) 17:24, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Poke and prod again. Can you take a look at:

Thanks. --LauraHale (talk) 16:43, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

Reference errors on 10 October[edit]

Hello, I'm ReferenceBot. I have automatically detected that an edit performed by you may have introduced errors in referencing. It is as follows:

Please check this page and fix the errors highlighted. If you think this is a false positive, you can report it to my operator. Thanks, ReferenceBot (talk) 00:17, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for October 13[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that you've added some links pointing to disambiguation pages. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

Ada Benson (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added links pointing to Rugby and Thomas Hare
Ada Vachell (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added a link pointing to Clifton

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 10:06, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: September 2016[edit]

This month in GLAM logo.png




Headlines



Read this edition in fullSingle-page

To assist with preparing the newsletter, please visit the newsroom. Past editions may be viewed here.

About This Month in GLAM · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · Romaine 15:01, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon[edit]

Hi, there's prizes in it for creating start class women bios and destubbing African women if you're up for it. It's now open :-) ♦ Dr. Blofeld 07:20, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Anna Maria Niemeyer[edit]

I need help. I created a draft User:SusunW/Anna Maria Niemeyer (Q9616311) for an article on Oscar Niemeyer's daughter. Someone apparently redirected a page to her dad's page several years ago. Of course, it won't let me move my article to Anna Maria Niemeyer and says I need an admin to do it. Can you help? I have a fair use photo for it and need to link it to the PT Wiki article, once it is moved. SusunW (talk) 21:04, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

No worries, I got her moved. SusunW (talk) 19:39, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

License tagging for File:UN Women GEM ITU finalist award.png[edit]

Thanks for uploading File:UN Women GEM ITU finalist award.png. You don't seem to have indicated the license status of the image. Wikipedia uses a set of image copyright tags to indicate this information.

To add a tag to the image, select the appropriate tag from this list, click on this link, then click "Edit this page" and add the tag to the image's description. If there doesn't seem to be a suitable tag, the image is probably not appropriate for use on Wikipedia. For help in choosing the correct tag, or for any other questions, leave a message on Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. Thank you for your cooperation. --ImageTaggingBot (talk) 13:06, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Many thanks[edit]

Many thanks for your notice about the Mary Jane Odell article.RFD (talk) 13:32, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

An invitation to November's events[edit]

'Woman Writing' by August Macke, 1910.jpg
Hindustaanse vrouw die thuis kookt.jpg


November 2016

Announcing two exciting online editathons
Women in Food and Drink and Women Writers
as well as our strong support for articles on women in connection with
Wikipedia Asian Month
Faciliated by Women in Red

Women in Red logo.svg

(To subscribe: Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe: Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Rosiestep (talk) 18:07, 23 October 2016 (UTC) via MassMessaging

Sanger[edit]

Just a quick note. I see now that in the context of your other edit the addition to the lead of "was first arrested on.." could make sense, so please disregard the tone of my edit summary, which was a response to that lead addition on its own. Added that way, there's no context for her being arrested (such as "she was arrested for her advocacy of birth control") -- it's just "[she was a writer, a nurse]. She was arrested for the first time on.." like she's known for being a criminal. Obviously not what you meant, so sorry for the edit summary. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 22:12, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Arvind Singh for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Arvind Singh is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Arvind Singh until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk • mail) 07:56, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Aiton & Co[edit]

A thousand gold stars for taking the Aiton photo - so promptly too. I was genuinely excited to see it appear. The article benefits so much from that key illustration. Thank you! Lelijg (talk) 15:47, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia Asian Month![edit]

Hi there! Wikipedia Asian Month is about to start. Here is some information about participating in the event:

  1. Please submit your articles via this tool. Click 'log in' at the top-right and OAuth will take care the rest. You can also change the interface language at the top-right.
  2. Once you submit an article, the tool will add a template to the article and mark it as needing review by an organizer. You can check your progress using the tool, which includes how many accepted articles you have.
  3. Participants who achieve 4 accepted articles will receive a Wikipedia Asian Month postcard. You will receive another special postcard if you achieve 15 accepted articles. The Wikipedian with the highest number of accepted articles on the English Wikipedia will be honored as a "Wikipedia Asian Ambassador", and will receive a signed certificate and additional postcard.
  4. If you have any problems accessing or using the tool, you can submit your articles at this page next to your username.
  5. If you have any question, you can take a look at our Q&A or post on the WAM talk page.

Best Wishes, Addis Wang
Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:57, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Image for Kiran Manral[edit]

In connection with the Asian Month, I am writing an article on Kiran Manral. I have not been able to find any still images but there is a video which looks OK. I remember you said you were able to take stills from videos. Could you help out with this one?--Ipigott (talk) 11:59, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

@Ipigott: Technically easy (screenshot and then paste into (say) MS Paint) but the video you chose was copyright. I did look and the only other open license video is this one but it only includes pictures of her work and not her. Sorry can't help more. However when you look at this video see that it says "Reuse allowed" and thats the bit that allows us to use it on wiki. Good work Ian. Victuallers (talk) 12:13, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Sorry for the trouble. The video I sent you came up on Creative Commons search so I thought it was OK. Maybe all the other stuff I've been using on that basis has been copyright too!--Ipigott (talk) 12:48, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Sutton Grammar School[edit]

Hello! Any chance of reassessing the page for Sutton Grammar School? A lot has been changed over the last few years. Thanks! Grempletonian (talk) 22:35, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Lu Yin 1899 – 1934 20th-century Chinese writer.jpg[edit]

⚠

Thanks for uploading File:Lu Yin 1899 – 1934 20th-century Chinese writer.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. --B-bot (talk) 18:53, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like Germany, Italy, the Benelux countries, Iberian Peninsula, Romania, Slovenia etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. If you would like to see masses of articles being improved for Europe and your specialist country like Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, sign up today and once the challenge starts a contest can be organized. This is a way we can target every country of Europe, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant and also sign under any country sub challenge on the page that you might contribute to! Thank you. --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:10, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: October 2016[edit]

This month in GLAM logo.png




Headlines
Read this edition in fullSingle-page

To assist with preparing the newsletter, please visit the newsroom. Past editions may be viewed here.

About This Month in GLAM · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · Romaine 03:09, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Alifa aka Fatimah Rifaat.jpg[edit]

⚠

Thanks for uploading File:Alifa aka Fatimah Rifaat.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. --B-bot (talk) 03:24, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

Hello,

Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:34, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

Lizzie Twigg[edit]

Hey there - I reverted the addition of File:Lizzie Twigg died 1933.png because it was not a file and I couldn't find an image which seemed to fit in case it was a typo. ☕ Antiqueight haver 20:42, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Victuallers.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:48, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi Roger. These changes have already caused me quite a bit of trouble. See my talk page. I don't know if there is anything you can do to prevent experienced editors having their patrol rights withdrawn as mine were. In my case, things have now been sorted out but others may have experienced similar problems and may think they have not been performing sufficiently well. I think it would be a pity if more of those who have been involved in "rescuing" new women biographies are being discouraged from further involvement.--Ipigott (talk) 16:10, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

BBC 100 Women[edit]

As we seem to have got bogged down on our earlier efforts at coordination on this, I've commented on Wikipedia talk:GLAM/BBC's 100 Women. Please let me know if you have had any useful contacts with those involved.--Ipigott (talk) 16:38, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

The Challenge Series[edit]

The Challenge Series is a current drive on English Wikipedia to encourage article improvements and creations globally through a series of 50,000/10,000/1000 Challenges for different regions, countries and topics. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are invited to participate.

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Victuallers. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

December 2016 at Women in Red[edit]

Bessie Coleman, First African American Pilot - GPN-2004-00027.jpg
Roza Shanina.jpg


December 2016

Two new topics for our online editathons
Women in Aviation and Women in the Military
Our geographical topic of the month is
Caribbean Women
During the period of 21 Nov - 8 Dec, we are also supporting
BBC 100 Women

Women in Red

Women in Red logo.svg

(To subscribe: Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe: Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Rosiestep (talk) 22:43, 23 November 2016 (UTC) via MassMessaging

Address Collection[edit]

Congratulations! You have more than 4 accepted articles in Wikipedia Asian Month! Please submit your mailing address (not the email) via this google form. This form is only accessed by me and your username will not distribute to the local community to send postcards. All personal data will be destroyed immediately after postcards are sent. Please contact your local organizers if you have any question. Best, Addis Wang, sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:58, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination ->Gertrude Kelly[edit]

I could use some insight - help, ideas or a review. Would you have a look and see what you think?DYK nomination for Gertrude Kelly Something weird on the page, from my perspective anyway, it isn't appearing properly. Is there somewhere I should be listing this on a WiR page? ☕ Antiqueight haver 00:39, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

The weird appearance is gone - don't know what that was about - probably my computer being odd... Looks right now. ☕ Antiqueight haver 13:22, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Cristina Coc[edit]

Can I use this image of Coc at 1:25 [3] under the rationale that "This is an excerpt from a copyrighted work. This is an excerpt from a copyrighted work, e.g. a screenshot from a movie or TV programme, a panel from a comic, or a sound sample from a song. Its presence is needed to support a piece of explicit critical discussion in an article related to that work or its creator(s)" of her lawsuit that resulted in the receipt of the Equator Prize? or is that totally stretching the point? SusunW (talk) 17:21, 7 December 2016 (UTC) Hi Susun, I suspect you may not be successful, but I'm not familiar with this rationale - if this worked then that would be a major success but I'm not sure it would be used to "support a piece of explicit critical discussion" but then I'm not sure what that precisely means. Victuallers (talk) 17:43, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

I will try it and see what happens. If it fails, I guess I just, sigh, have to tweet it and ask for a photo. SusunW (talk) 17:53, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
Fingers crossed. I did it and tweeted. Hopefully it won't get deleted. SusunW (talk) 18:19, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: November 2016[edit]

This month in GLAM logo.png




Headlines
Read this edition in fullSingle-page

To assist with preparing the newsletter, please visit the newsroom. Past editions may be viewed here.

About This Month in GLAM · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · Romaine 21:07, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

BBC's twitter feed[edit]

You might be interested in this if you haven't already seen it.--Ipigott (talk) 13:33, 11 December 2016 (UTC) Thanks Ian. The communications was very confused for us because of the power of the BBC - still they are singing our song. (albeit with little attribution) Victuallers (talk) 13:44, 11 December 2016 (UTC)