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August 2018 at Women in Red[edit]

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Tsitsi Dangarembga[edit]

Thanks for improving the lead on Tsitsi Dangarembga. I was not aware of that information.

I have a question. At the beginning of the month, I was creating articles on African filmmakers and noting them on both Africa and Film editathon pages. I then considered that counts of women on these editathon pages would be summarized at the end of the month. I could be causing double-counting of articles, so I started adding bios to only one page. I see that you added TD to the film page.

My question: Is it ok to put an article on more than one editathon page if that person can assigned to more than one category? thnx MauraWen (talk) 12:43, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Sure Maura, those pages are not used in our most accurate stats - except for sharing our achievements. It helps others to swing in and help as I hope I did here. The main figures come from Wikidata which counts up all the biogs and counts all the gender=female or gender=not male (not sure which - obvs latter is better). She seems to have a lot going for her being first in some things and best in others. I was thinking that I should read the book. I updated the article on "the" book which is where I think I found the extra facts. Your work got 1,000s of tweets. Great work. Victuallers (talk) 14:19, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Where is the gender=female on a page - I want to make sure I'm putting the data in properly so that it IS counted. ☕ Antiqueight chatter 18:29, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
@Victuallers and Antiqueight: I just started to read Tsitsi's book this weekend! That is what I love about writing articles on Wikipedia, it takes me to new subjects, people and places that I want to learn more about.
Gender=female, Isn't that taken care of on the talk page for a biography, as in Women =Y? MauraWen (talk) 09:44, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Ah Duh!! Of course - yes. It would be. I was trying to think where on the article it was but it is on the talk page. Grand so - I think I have mine all done. Though now I'm wondering - I wrote a page for a non-binary person - does theirs get picked up because the page doesn't say gender= male or is there a term that should be on the talk page to identify this? ☕ Antiqueight chatter 11:32, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Ummm no, I think. The important record of her gender is held here. This is a pretty subtle recording that aims to deal with non-binary, but its very complete. This record MAY come from the en:wiki or it may come from a wiki in another language or from an individual editor or data being loaded from a good source like the ODNB. One of the great starts for Women in Red was having this data and tools were built to improve its recording. There are only about 10,000 people who have no gender recorded (which is pretty small for 1.5m biogs). HTH Victuallers (talk) 12:18, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Wait -so, should I be updating wikidata for every article I write? I'm not entirely sure how easiest to do that - certainly it wasn't something I did when I started. Help? ☕ Antiqueight chatter 12:27, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
I do - I actually created it first and use a pool called "prepbio" to create my first draft. Victuallers (talk) 09:40, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Vanessa Kingori[edit]

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Katherine Monbiot[edit]

Hi, My article has been nominated for deletion. I am unclear as to what is the problem, as I thought a world champion was notable enough, and I don't understand the comment about the references I had. Can you help and explain to me why it was nominated? Thanks Golan's mom (talk) 04:35, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Hi @אמא של גולן: Sorry I saw your note, went to look and then got distracted. The arm wrestling is reffed but doesnt seem to be well covered and the association that she is chair of does not seem to have an address, employees etc. This makes the notability tricky but not insurmountable. Sadly the page on the arm wresting contest doesnt namecheck the women. Might be good to sort that out. I certainly think that world champions are notable assuming that the championship was representative - and not like the us baseball "world series" or a small village that has the "world" spider eating contest. Hope that helps Victuallers (talk) 17:16, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the explanation! Golan's mom (talk) 07:10, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

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Rosina Emmet Sherwood updating[edit]

Hi Victuallers! Do you know how to link this sister project: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Woman_of_the_Century/Rosina_Emmet_Sherwood to Rosina Emmet Sherwood's page? I think I have seen it done on other pages, but can't quite find an example after surfing around. Thanks for checking. WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 21:47, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

nevermind...I think I've got it. Sorry to bother you. WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 01:16, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Israel Prize ceremony, 2013 D1125-088.jpg[edit]

Hi, would you be able to make a portrait crop of the 5th man from right (with the big toothy smile) so I can use it in Chaim Topol? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 20:25, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

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Eulàlia Lledó[edit]

Hang on, are you sure they don't award doctorates in love languages? Nick Number (talk) 17:39, 25 August 2018 (UTC) I think you'll find I was given the last one Nick :) Victuallers (talk) 17:40, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

Photo help[edit]

"The Southern Plains Indian Museum displays richly varied arts of western Oklahoma tribal peoples including the Kiowa, Comanche, Kiowa-Apache, Southern Cheyenne, Southern Arapaho, Wichita, Caddo, Delaware, and Ft. Still Apache. Their historic clothing, shields, weapons, baby carriers, and toys highlight the exhibits"

You know I am terrible with photos. I think this one [1] is usable on the article I wrote for the Southern Plains Indian Museum, but I want to make sure. It has the logo on it for the Indian Arts and Crafts Board which is an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior and it is on a government website. Does that make it usable for commons? SusunW (talk) 19:36, 25 August 2018 (UTC) Fine Victuallers (talk) 12:48, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

September 2018 at Women in Red[edit]

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Mary Shuttleworth Boden[edit]

In working my way through Chapin's Thumb Nail Sketches of White Ribbon Women, I came across Mary Shuttleworth Boden, a woman from Derby, and created her article. If you have time, inclination, plus access to images and/or additional sources, it would be grand if you would collaborate on this one. Thanks, --Rosiestep (talk) 23:35, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Thanks, Roger. Now: "ORES predicted quality: C-Class article C (2.87)". --Rosiestep (talk) 18:18, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

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Getting quality snapshots[edit]

Thanks for adding quality Nigerian images to Commons/Wikipedia. I understand the copyright guidelines concerning videos that are eligible for snaps, but what I want to know is the software you use for taking your snaps that ensures high quality images. Regards. HandsomeBoy (talk) 09:36, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Hi Handsome Boy. Thanks for noticing! No complex software used. I just full screen the video and then "prt sc" print screen. You need to load these up with the templates YouTube and License Review and make sure the screen grab shows the time in the video. I then crop it after it has been over checked for its license. The only really good source I have found is NdaniTV, but if you know of others ... Victuallers (talk) 09:58, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. HandsomeBoy (talk) 10:14, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

AfroCine: Join us for the Months of African Cinema in October![edit]

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100,000 edits milestone[edit]

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Thanks Rosie, I particularly appreciate this milestone barnstar. Thanks for your camaraderie. Victuallers (talk) 17:14, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

@Rosiestep: You beat me to the 100K punch! Victuallers: let me just pile on....

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Thank you Dolotta - your own edit count looks very quick and I think you'll get there much quicker than the 11-12 years it took me. I am curious as to what the 100,000 measures... is it en:wiki edits in article space? Cheers (from one of the 515) Victuallers (talk) 06:52, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
  • I usually go by this list which I believe uses the same calculation used to come up with the number on your preferences screen -- all of the live & deleted edits to the English Wikipedia. -- Dolotta (talk) 13:18, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

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Hi. In this edit are you sure of your use of the male pronoun? I'm not, but maybe you have info I don't... Stuartyeates (talk) 19:50, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Great spot. Well done. Victuallers (talk) 22:17, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

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Contemporary British Women Artists[edit]

Hello again! Thanks so much for coming at the weekend, lovely to see you :) Lirazelf (talk) 18:40, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Aviva Gileadi[edit]

Hi Victuallers! I would appreciate your help in going over my English in Aviva Gileadi. As in the Hebrew article, we have found some mentions in old Israeli newspapers (and library of congress), and pics were received with OTRS but additional information is hard to find. --Golan's mom (talk) 11:34, 3 December 2018 (UTC) Tis done, can I tweet it? Victuallers (talk) 14:13, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! Sure, I will be very happy to see it tweeted. Golan's mom (talk) 04:52, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Image for Lone Koppel[edit]

Hi Roger. I seem to remember you are something of an expert on images for BLPs. I'm working on a biography for the Danish opera singer Lone Koppel. I have found this image on Flickr. It is listed as "public". Does this mean it can be uploaded to Commons and then cropped to present an acceptable portrait?--Ipigott (talk) 15:08, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi Ian you are right , but. The license is OK for wiki but its a fib unless this person created this LP cover. You can use LP covers to talk about the album but not about the person. I'll have a quick look to see if there are other alternatives. Victuallers (talk) 17:24, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: November 2018[edit]

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Helen Slote Levitt[edit]

Hi Robert, while helping a student with his Hebrew article about Helen Levitt (a different person which was sometimes confused with Helen Slote Levitt) , I noticed that Helen Slote Levitt is actually a redirect for Alfred Lewis Levitt since the couples worked together. I find it a bit odd, but am not sure if it is just a case of a "joint" article which should be renamed or an article about Alfred, in which the information about Helen should be copied for a new created article. What do you think? Thanks Golan's mom (talk) 10:07, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

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Hi, I just created the page Esther Farbstein and I wondered if you could make a cropped version of this image for the infobox. Hopefully a shot of just her and the podium won't be too grainy. Thank you, Yoninah (talk) 21:11, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! Yoninah (talk) 12:46, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Greetings and Salutations[edit]

An imaginative 1882 greeting card in The National Archives collection.
To Victuallers:
Hello!
Congratulations!
You have been included in my first, and possibly only, Very Early Christmas List!
As an earnest fellow believer in Santa Claus, and possibly in Our Redeemer Liveth as well, you may wonder how you got on this list.
I have no idea!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Unless I tracked down the connection in our user talk archives, in which case you know who you are!
Or not.
All the best for you and yours this Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019!
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January 2019 at Women in Red[edit]

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19%[edit]

Thanks to the regular updates generated by WHGI and posted by Ipigott, we can see that en-wp's women's biographies are now at 17.8%. My question to the math wizard (you): approximately how many more biogs will it take to get to 18%? Thanks in advance, and Happy New Year, amigo. --Rosiestep (talk) 16:27, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Rosiestep: Not sure if you're interested in 18% or 19%. If we continue at the same rate, we will need about 46,000 new bios to reach 19%. That will be around March 2020. If you are really more interested in 18%, it will take about 8,500 more articles. I'm not too sure how long that will take -- anything from three to nine months, depending on how many of our existing articles are deleted and how many men's biographies are coded male on Wikidata (there's quite a backlog). I've simply based these estimates on our stats over the past couple of years. We had a difficult time in 2018 as many women's bios were deleted from Wikidata.--Ipigott (talk) 16:55, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Ipigott, truth be told, I'm interested in both. Thanks for doing the math. :) --Rosiestep (talk) 16:59, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Interesting estimates Ian. I guess the Wikidata deletion explains my disappointment. I had seen 15% in 2015, 16% in 2016, 17% in 2017 and I was hopeful that we would achieve 18% last year. The deletionists seem to have now included Wikidata - which is a pity. Can you explain more? Or provide a link as I thought that only en:Wikipedia would concern us, whereas a wikidata deletion may affect all languages. Oh and Happy New Year. (We had quite a few new years resolutions on Twitter to target this - but several productive editors do not tag WIR although we get mentioned in tweets). Victuallers (talk) 09:53, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: December 2018[edit]

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  • Australia report: 2019 Australia's Year of the Public Domain
  • Belgium report: Writing weeks German-speaking Community; End of year drink; Wiki Loves Heritage photo contest
  • Brazil report: Google Art and GLAM initiatives in Brazil
  • India report: Collaboration with RJVD Municipal Public Library
  • Italy report: Challenges and alliances with libraries, WLM and more
  • Macedonia report: Exhibition:"Poland through photographs" & Wikipedia lectures with children in social risk
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WaPo and WiR[edit]

Thank you! I'm so proud of what has been achieved. Victuallers (talk) 17:38, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

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February 2019 at Women in Red[edit]

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Need help in a time crunch.[edit]

Trying to get the Inter-Allied Women's Conference on the front page for its centennial. The photo of the organizer,[2] is awful, but in PD. Looks like what appeared in the newspaper was cropped from this[3] as hair, necklace, dress, pose, etc. is the same. I have no idea how to re-upload a better photo. Can you help? SusunW (talk) 19:14, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Done. I suspect that the image was a blow up from the one you found. Must be a better image somewhere but couldnt find it. Victuallers (talk) 08:19, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you so much. I suspected it as well, but it seemed clear to me they were the same and the one I found so much better. I love that you have skills that I don't have. It truly takes a village. SusunW (talk) 15:57, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for all you are doing for Women in Red, for the wiki edit-a-thons and for your encouragement to me (a slow learner). Enjoy this little kitten.

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Thank you!, its a pleasure Victuallers (talk) 13:57, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Gunpowder plotters[edit]

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Hi, I'm using this image in the infobox for Psalm 93. Would you be able to greatly enlarge the plaque part, maybe leaving just a little stone around the edges, so viewers can see the writing at the small size? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 23:20, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! It looks so much better! Yoninah (talk) 17:52, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

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March 2019 at Women in Red[edit]

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July 18th[edit]

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Our (WiR) birthday is actually July 18th, right? --Rosiestep (talk) 03:52, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

BTW, last year, at WikiWomenCamp, I was given a second Wikimania 2015 backpack and I'm going to give it to you when I see you. :) --Rosiestep (talk) 18:46, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
hmmm I thought the twitter feed was May .... but typical I've forgotten the anniversary! Victuallers (talk) 20:38, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
There are no doubt various dates which could be celebrated. Maybe we should have a WiR timeline. The original idea was born on 12 February 2015. The rest, as they say, is history. I like the modest "My aspiration is that it might make a difference, and my dream is that something may come of it that helps us to make Wikipedia more accessible and useful." WikiProject XX did indeed start on 18 July 2015.--Ipigott (talk) 10:32, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Ian, I was hoping to look this up. 12th Feb to July 18. Very nice catch!! (as usual). Victuallers (talk) 10:49, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
It's a fact that this has been a life-changing journey for me, Roger. Maybe for you and others, too. I think about all the people we'll never meet who are now reading the articles and looking at the photos of all the notable women who now have a presence on Wikipedia because of the planning we did between Feb 12 - July 18, 2015; and all the coordination done by a devoted community since then. I imagine there is some girl out there -someone we will never meet- who is reading some biography of some notable woman/women, and thinking, "This is what I want to do; this is what I want to be". So yes, life-changing. BTW, I see that Adrianne uploaded a couple of photos of herself. That's a good start. BTW #2, the LA-based gender-equity documentarian I met at Wikipedia Day LA reached out to me over the weekend regarding wanting to meet in May; w00t! --Rosiestep (talk) 18:49, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
@Rosiestep: Yep, we have a great pic of Anrianna that I encouraged her to take with butterflies. I have been adding to her biog and the research is really interesting. That "girl" in my mind is my grand daughter - if she can see successful people then she will know. There is nothing wrong with working (say) in a pet shop for your life - but it shouldn't be because you never thought you could be a Naturalist Prof or presenter, animal film director or head of a zoo. And I have just been working with getting pix of Rita Orji. Victuallers (talk) 11:15, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

"very interested in learning new things, in any proper subject"

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Thank you for quality articles such as Weston-on-Trent in 2006 and Alice Woods in 2019, for educational missionary work around the world, including Be Seen Be Read, for Women in Red, and all in collaboration, - Roger, repeating (25 April 2010): you are an awesome Wikipedian!

DYK that I was sure I said so long ago? Sorry, better late than never, and women's month is best for it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:16, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

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Margaret Byers[edit]

You may be interested in Margaret Byers. There may be more about her in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (I can't access more than a couple of sentences) and/or some UK reference materials. --Rosiestep (talk) 22:26, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

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