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Interwikies

A large number of users expressed their desire to have interwikies sorted in a site-specific order. Many users would also like to have a custom, user defined order, so that if you know Lithuanian and French, you can see links to them first. Developers need to be persuaded that this is a needed feature. Please see comments and vote for the bug 2867.

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December 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (plus Wikipedia Day on Jan 15!)[edit]

Wednesday December 21, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This will be the holiday party! Celebrate a December holiday with us, or in wiki-fashion, edit the calendar itself and join us to celebrate any holiday of your choice regardless of when it usually happens.

Featuring special guest presentations on structure data, university library meetups, metrics and reporting, and other topics.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, savory and sweet pies and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 21:44, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

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Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC 2017
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day NYC 2017, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

With special guests Katherine Maher of the Wikimedia Foundation and Tim Wu of Columbia Law School speaking on our Post-truth panel!

Also featuring an International/Multilingual panel, a Documenting Activism panel, a Multimedia/Tech Panel, a Science panel, an Art panel, and more.

And there will be cake.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00am - 7:00 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 14:57, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

MultiPOI in wikipedia[edit]

Hi Yurik. Is it still time to say "Happy new year" ?. Well, just in case. Now, I'am using the dynamic maps in ca:template:Infotaula geografia política. It's in test and when I deploy it, will be in 100k articles. At the same time, I'd like to extend to the rest of infoboxes that are using "Graph:Street map with marks" which is less usefull. However, I need to represent more than one POI within the map. Something like this. I copied template:mapframe and template:marker to catalan wikipedia but the result don't show the points. Could it be because using this features in a wikipedia project ?. Why doesn't run ? could it be an installation matter ? I'am not a technical level, so I'll need your help. It's there any other way to represent a multipoint?. I take the wikivoyages tools, but I don't have so sofisticated requirement. In fact, I just need to provide a group of lat/lon/name/description to show. Thanks for your time. --Amadalvarez (talk) 18:47, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Amadalvarez, i'm sorry for not replying earlier - crazy week (dev summit, all staff, ...). Due to a request by the VE team, we cannot allow for the multiple <maplink> tags to all add data to the same map. In other words, one mapframe or maplink tag must contain all the data it wants to show. Wikivoyage is a special case, because they already had this functionality before map tags were introduced, and we had to match it as an exception. On the other hand, thanks to the new mw:Help:Map Data dataset functionality, you can reuse the same map data on multiple wikis (at the moment there is a bug with wikimarkup showing instead of the actual link, but we are working on it) --Yurik (talk) 18:19, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
P.S. Another option would be to generate maplink and mapframes on the fly from a mw:Help:Tabular Data dataset by a lua script. So the table would contain the list of the locations with their names, icon styles, etc, and a Lua script will go through the table and generate list items and mapframe tag. --Yurik (talk) 18:23, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
Don't worry. Everybody is in a hurry, but we are here to enjoy the project. Keep calm !. However, as you were in silence, I tried to use JSON code, but it doesn't allow to use parameters, which I need because I call maps from an infobox and get the values from Wikidata, Then, I encourage a good friend -more tech profile than me- and we (well...., he) build a new version of Map module to generate JSON code, directly from a list of parameters. The module is ca:module:Map and we invoke it via ca:template:Map draw. You can see some results in ca:Plantilla:Map_draw/ús/exemples- Now, it is deployed in 40.400 articles. What do you think ?.--Amadalvarez (talk) 19:17, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Graph template categories[edit]

Hi. There are some categories added to several graph templates you created by noinclude in doc pages. We copy the doc pages every time to other wikis, and there are no categories with these names, and we can't create them because of their name in other language. Can I ask you please to replace these categories by other templates, for example "Template:PageViews/Categorization", with category names there? So in every wiki this templates will include the graph templates in local categories. It's like the regular MediaWiki messages tracking category names system. Thank you. IKhitron (talk) 16:42, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

IKhitron, thanks for the suggestion. There is another way to add multilingual categories. We could store category name in a dataset like this one, and the Module:TNT can extract it and produce the proper category link. The only problem with this approach is that all projects in the same language (e.g. wikipedia and wikivoyage and wikinews) would get the same link (which might be ok). English would also be a complex one because it would also affect Commons, MediaWiki, and other multilingual wikis. What do you think? --Yurik (talk) 18:33, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. Actually, I don't know what to say, because I work in Wikipedias only and Meta Projects as WikiData or Commons, so I do not know about the rules in WikiText or WikiQuote. IKhitron (talk) 18:35, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

not a goodbye[edit]

I hope we can still collaborate when you are a "almost-full-time" volunteer. Happy to do so on our end. Nurieta (talk) 17:44, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Automatic centering for Kartographer[edit]

Hi Yurik,

at testwiki I've done a Kartographer geojson test. The map is only centered around the map object when going to fullscreen. In preview it just shows a random location. How to fix this?--Recent contributor (talk) 12:46, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Recent contributor, please comment on phab:T149147 -- it will help WMF understand the importance of that ticket. --Yurik (talk) 18:04, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
Done. When will <mapframe> be activated in production wikis?--Recent contributor (talk) 09:09, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
Recent contributor, <mapframe> is already enabled in several large wikis (french, russian), and WMF needs to hear from the community what other wikis need it. Please comment on phab:T138057. --Yurik (talk) 18:58, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
I've done so. I friend of mine also experimentated with Kartographer - may you please take a look at his question?--Recent contributor (talk) 09:20, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

February 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday February 15, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Featuring special guest presentations on WikiProject La Guardia and Wagner Archives, WikiProject Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wiki Loves the Dominican Republic, and more.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 22:17, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Get ready now for Black WikiHistory Month Weekend:

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listeria + tabular[edit]

Check out: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:TabulistBot If it looks ok, will submit for bot flag. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Smalyshev (WMF) (talkcontribs) 00:58, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

@Smalyshev (WMF): I edited that page a bit, but looks very good. Btw, it seems your example does not match the sparql query, so not sure how you update it. Also, I think "?id" is better than "?item" for the mandatory field (if you really need it, which I'm not sure about). --Yurik (talk) 04:23, 11 February 2017 (UTC)
I think Listeria uses "item" and I don't want to diverge too much from it for now. If it'll be a full fork, sure, but I want to leave an option for merging it back relatively easily for now. Not sure what you mean by example not matching query, can you point out the mismatch? --Smalyshev (WMF) (talk) 05:36, 11 February 2017 (UTC)
@Smalyshev (WMF): commons:Data:Sandbox/Smalyshev/test.tab - the table has 5 columns, but the query only returns 3. Are you automatically append label & description? Re "item" - makes sense. Also, could you add the cat sparql query to your description page? I think it should be there if you already have the sample JSON there to be consistent. --Yurik (talk) 08:08, 11 February 2017 (UTC)
Yes, label/description columns are generated by Listeria. --Smalyshev (WMF) (talk) 23:37, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

@Yurik: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Bots/Requests#TabulistBot_.28talk.C2.A0.C2.B7_contribs.29

Recent Wikidata discussions[edit]

Mentioned today:

March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA (and beyond!)[edit]

Saturday March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54th Street, on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. There will be childcare, snacks, multiple trainings and panel discussions. People of all gender identities and expressions welcomed and encouraged to attend.

This year’s edit-a-thon kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with a conversation about information activism with writer Joanne McNeil and Data & Society Research Institute Fellow Zara Rahman, moderated by Kimberly Drew, the social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, creator of the Tumblr “Black Contemporary Art,” and the person behind @museummammy on Instagram. Afternoon breakout groups will engage in focused discussions about related issues, including intersectionality and librarianship, power structures in notability guidelines on Wikipedia, and radical archives. --Pharos (talk) 18:45, 7 March 2017 (UTC)


And a broader calendar of events on the theme this week/weekend, and the next:

  • Mar 08 - Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology
11am - 5pm
in New York, NY
Wikipedia:NYC/FIT/Womens Day Edit-a-thon
  • Mar 11 -Purchase College Library
11am - 4pm
in Purchase, NY
Facebook event
  • Mar 11 - The Museum of Modern Art
10am - 5pm
in New York, NY
Facebook event
MoMA event
  • Mar 12 - Interference Archive
2pm - 6pm
in Brooklyn, NY
Interference Archive event
  • Mar 12 - Kickstarter HQ
10am - 5pm
in Brooklyn, NY
Eventbrite event
  • Mar 18 -SVA Library
12pm - 5pm
in New York, NY
Eventbrite event

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Graph category template[edit]

Hi. Something new about Graph Template Collection‎‏ category template? I thought you need a minute to fix it. Thank you very much. IKhitron (talk) 14:52, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

IKhitron, not sure what you mean, could you remind me what I wanted to fix? :) --Yurik (talk) 17:33, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
Hi. See #Graph template categories IKhitron (talk) 17:35, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
Yurik? IKhitron (talk) 17:28, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, was a bit busy at my new job, can't spend as much time on WP :((( I will try to get to it soon. --Yurik (talk) 23:18, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel[edit]

Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel
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On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, and following on the recent Art+Feminism campaign, we'll focus on building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 05:14, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

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Pie Help.[edit]

Good lord, what was the name of the restaurant that delivered the pies? It's killing me!--Arthur.frick (talk) 12:46, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Arthur.frick, killing is bad :) http://stolleus.com/pies --Yurik (talk) 09:45, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Bots Newsletter, April 2017[edit]

Bots Newsletter, April 2017
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Greetings!

The BAG Newsletter is now the Bots Newsletter, per discussion. As such, we've subscribed all bot operators to the newsletter. You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

Arbcom

Magioladitis ARBCOM case has closed. The remedies of the case include:

  • Community encouraged to review common fixes
  • Community encouraged to review policy on cosmetic edits
  • Developers encouraged to improve AWB interface
  • Bot approvals group encouraged to carefully review BRFA scope
  • Reminders/Restrictions specific to Magioladitis
BRFAs

We currently have 27 open bot requests at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval, and could use your help processing!

Discussions

There are multiple ongoing discussions surrounding bot-related matters. In particular:

New things

Several new things are around:

Wikimania

Wikimania 2017 is happening in Montreal, during 9–13 August. If you plan to attend, or give a talk, let us know!

Thank you! edited by:Headbomb 11:35, 12 April 2017 (UTC)


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Interactive graphics[edit]

I like the interactive graphic map you put up on List of U.S. states by Gross State Product (GSP).

Are you able to make this map on List_of_the_busiest_airports_in_the_United_States interactive like it is on this page https://m.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Graph/Demo/Airports ?

Thanks for everything you do,
Wikideas1 (talk) 15:21, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Wikideas1, thx! It can totally be done from the technology perspective, but we are missing a data source. Can you find a CC0 (public domain) source of the flight data? We can put that into a dataset on Commons, and use it in a graph. Updating it would also be very easy. Thanks! --Yurik (talk) 16:49, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

http://openflights.org/data.html#route Is the closest thing I've found that might be useful. --Wikideas1 (talk) 03:36, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Wikideas1, can't use it - the data there is under Open Database License, whereas Commons Datasets only allow CC0 / Public Domain. Discussion is in phab:T154071. --Yurik (talk) 04:02, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

April 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday April 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 18:30, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

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Candidacy[edit]

Yurik,

Can you post the URL to your platform discussions for the Wikimedia Foundation elections? I can't seem to find it... Actually, most of my conversations with you center around the fact that I can't find things!

Arthur.frick (talk) 03:57, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Arthur.frick, I posted my thoughts/statements here. Please let me know today if you have any change suggestions - I still have a few hours before the lock down. Plus I believe that candidates' platform should be a collaborative effort :) --Yurik (talk) 18:36, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

I looked at everything. I think that it looks GREAT, however, I have a few suggestions:

STATEMENT: YOU WROTE: Content and community made Wikipedia succeed, but neither should be taken for granted. A happy community needs better ways to interact, manage, and create. Good content must engage readers, be interactive and easy to understand. My technical & community work will aid board effectiveness/focus

I THINK: Content and community made Wikipedia succeed, but neither should be taken for granted. A happy and productive community needs better ways to interact, manage, and create. My technical & community work will aid board effectiveness/focus through empowering all users to not only engage with the content they are authoring, but to engage with each other, thus strengthening the fabric of the community.

MY THOUGHTS AS TO WHY: I think you bring a lot of tech experience as well as community experience. The vibe that I'm getting from you is that you are looking to increase the development of content and the continuity of community within the Wikipedia ecosystem through better technical implementation. These are just my thoughts, take what you like, or nothing if you wish. I just feel like you are selling yourself short in that, from my impression: that better technology will lead to better content and a stronger community (something that I totally agree with, btw).

ONLINE WIKI WORK: YOU WROTE: If technology plays an important part in Wikipedia, shouldn’t there be a technology person representing community on the board? I have been contributing to MediaWiki as a volunteer developer for many years, initially creating the MediaWiki API in 2006. Until recently, I also worked at WMF, leading Wikipedia Zero and Interactive engineering efforts. I am one of the top five MediaWiki code contributors. My projects include maps, interactive graphs/data visualizations, shared tabular data on Commons, and cross-wiki templates.

I feel the wikiverse has become complacent with our success, and needs to focus to continue improving. I believe Wikipedia will remain as the top source of information -- if it is fun to use. Just like hands-on museums, our content needs to be engaging, full of interactive multimedia, and focused on learning. My vision was presented in “I dream of content” paper, leading to many features done by the Interactive team.

Wikipedia is a single multilingual project, not hundreds of disjoined projects. Smaller communities should spend their limited resources creating content in their language, instead of wasting months copy/pasting common templates and code modules from other wikis.

Put editors’ needs first, concentrate on wishlists, don’t try to replace editors with algorithms.

I THINK: This is somewhat vague here. You have a wealth of technical knowledge as well as experience in Wikipedia. I'd recommend that you expound upon that, and focus less on opinion. You're advocating that your platform is that a tech person needs to be on the board, I want to know more about the tech that you've done and been a part of. Tell me more details about the data things that you've done, the mapping. The stuff that you talk about in our meetups.

OFFLINE WIKI WORK: I think looks great!


I've consumed wayyy too much coffee today. Sorry if this is a bit all over the place and turned in to a lengthy critique and treatise. I truly believe that you'd do a fantastic job in helping to drive technology in to a main priority and I think that's hugely important as WP moves forward especially concerning the multilingual and diversity initiatives. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.105.133.59 (talk) 20:59, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Arthur.frick, thank you for your suggestions!!! I will try to expand on the second section with more tech specifics, but I cannot change the first section in that way - it is max 250 chars without spaces, and it is at exactly that char count :(--Yurik (talk) 21:38, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

NO SWEAT!24.105.133.59 (talk) 21:41, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Arthur.frick - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Yurik/sandbox -- better? Please check asap, less than an hour left. Feel free to edit (has to be less than 200 words, current 197) :) --Yurik (talk) 23:12, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Yurik - sorry I missed this!!! I was at a dinner. Great edits and best of luck! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arthur.frick (talkcontribs) 16:11, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

2017 Board Elections candidate interviews[edit]

Dear candidate,

Thank you for running for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees in this year's community elections. I am contacting you on behalf of the community podcasts Wikipedia Weekly and Source Code Berlin. We are sure you recognize the importance of transparency and a fully-informed community when it comes to these elections. To that end, we would like to conduct short audio interviews (under 30 minutes) with each of the candidates for publication in podcast form prior to the conclusion of the election. If you agree, we will contact you via email to coordinate the time and date of these interviews. Please let me know if you have any questions. Gamaliel (talk) 16:43, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Gamaliel, sure, please email to YuriAstrakhan at gmail. --Yurik (talk) 17:40, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for agreeing to our proposed candidate interviews, but we have decided that we will not be conducting them this year. We feel that Sunday's video interview has accomplished the goal of providing the community with exposure to the candidates and we are currently exploring ways that our potential election coverage can supplement and not duplicate that exposure. Gamaliel (talk) 18:46, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Sunday May 21: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon + global online challenge[edit]

Sunday May 21, 10:30 am - 4:30pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon: Met Open Access Initiative is the Metropolitan Museum of Art's first edit-a-thon, being hosted on Sunday May 21, 2017 in Thomas J. Watson Library at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The Met is excited to make available over 375,000 images of public domain artworks for contribution to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse collection onsite and remotely. The event is a key marker too of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's first Wikimedian-in-Residence program, with resident Richard Knipel (User:Pharos), along with Wikimedia NYC. We invite you to help enhance Wikimedia communities and platforms with open access images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The event requires pre-registration. To register, 1) please sign-up with Eventbrite via The Met's website and 2) add your Wikipedia username to the #Participants on the wikimeetup page. Please check-in with museum staff when you arrive at the Thomas J. Watson Library within the museum.

We also welcome remote participation for the global Met Open Access Artworks Challenge (15 May - 30 June, 2017), you can sign up there at Met Open Access Artworks Challenge/Participants. --Pharos (talk) 16:23, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

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May 24: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday May 24, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Topics this month include the TED wikiproject, the Met wikiproject, and encouraging free video on Wikimedia Commons!

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 19:31, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

  • P.S. bonus event this weekend:

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Thursday June 22: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Thursday June 22, 6-8:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us for an evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art Library's third annual Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to LGBT art, culture and history.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Themes for this event include art related to HIV/AIDS activism and on LGBTQ artists of the African Diaspora as part of the Black Lunch Table project.

Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 21:40, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our Sunday June 25 Hackathon @ Ace Hotel, the Sunday July 9 Wiknic on Governors Island, and other upcoming events.

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Sunday July 9: WikNYC Picnic @ Governors Island[edit]

Sunday July 9, 1-6pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" on New York City's green and historic Governors Island, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1–6pm - come by any time! Our reserved picnicking area is Grill #5 by Nolan Park in the northern part of Governors Island.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 11:05, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

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July 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday July 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 02:37, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

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Bots Newsletter, July 2017[edit]

Bots Newsletter, July 2017
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Greetings!

Here is the 4th issue of the Bots Newsletter (formerly the BAG Newletter). You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

BAG

BU Rob13 and Cyberpower678 are now members of the BAG (see RfBAG/BU Rob13 and RfBAG/Cyberpower678 3). BU Rob13 and Cyberpower678 are both administrators; the former operates BU RoBOT which does a plethora of tasks, while the latter operates Cyberbot I (which replaces old bots), Cyberbot II (which does many different things), and InternetArchiveBot which combats link rot. Welcome to the BAG!

BRFAs

We currently have 12 open bot requests at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval, and could use your help processing!

Discussions
New things
Upcoming
Wikimania

Wikimania 2017 is happening in Montreal, during 9–13 August. If you plan to attend, or give a talk, let us know!

Thank you! edited by: Headbomb 17:12, 19 July 2017 (UTC)


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TopoJSON map with <graph>[edit]

Hi Yurik,

I've imported a dataset of the US counties as TopoJSON. The source is this, but I processed it to fit in the 2M size limit.

At mw:User:Graphoid I'm just trying to stain a few counties, but the map stays blank. An administrator at MediaWiki wiki told me, that you would be right person to contact.

I would be very grateful if could tell me where my error is.

Regards, --Graphoid (talk) 21:58, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Graphoid, fixed. I recommend you use data namespace to store the counties (much less data will fit, so you will have to simplify it more, but the data will be auto-available to all wikis without copying. Also, use graph sandbox - makes spotting errors easier. Lastly, try to change it to use autosize=fit model (you will also need to put your mark inside a group mark to make clipping work - its a limitation of Vega2 with geopath marks - this way you will be able to set the size of the graph without worrying that it will auto-grow because of a legend or other visual artifacts. I am hoping to introduce Vega3 at some point - makes things much easier. Good luck! --Yurik (talk) 01:16, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
P.S. Take a look at List_of_U.S._states_by_GDP. --Yurik (talk) 01:21, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
The sandbox is really helpful. I've had stored the county data in the data namespace, but Mainframe98 deleted it as "out of scope".
Thank you for fixing my map, but it still doesn't do it's basic task: Stain a few counties blue. In the moment it can only stain all counties with the same color.
I think that onKey is the important line, but I don't grasp, what it does. When it's "ID" - all my counties have the default color, when it's anything else - all my counties are blue.--Graphoid (talk) 19:52, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Sunday July 30: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel[edit]

Sunday July 30: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel
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On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, we'll focus on Wikipedia casual editing, ways to use and develop Wikidata, building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 14:22, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

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August 30: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday August 30, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 12:03, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

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September 27: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

Wednesday September 27, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on our agenda, upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 00:43, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

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Sunday October 15: Wikipedia @ Open House New York / Weekend Photo Competition[edit]

Sunday October 15: Wikipedia @ Open House New York / Weekend Photo Competition
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This event is the concluding "upload party" to the Wikipedia @ Open House New York Weekend photo scavenger hunt, and an accompanying Wikimedia Commons tutorial and multimedia hackathon,

Learn how to work with your photos to illustrate New York City articles!

Note that this is part of the larger Open House New York Weekend activities on Saturday and Sunday, when sites normally closed to the public are open for public visits and photography.

If you can, bring your camera/photos to the event, and a laptop if you'd like to engage in adding photos to articles. But this is not necessary.

For photos from last year's event, see the OHNY campaign 2016 on Wikimedia Commons.

  • Date: Sunday October 15
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Ace Hotel New York. 20 West 29th Street, Manhattan.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 15:33, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

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October 18: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday October 18, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:22, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

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GraphMap[edit]

The GraphMap extension is a feature I regard rather interesting! (It should be, anyway, made more public, as it is still very little used, in contrast to the Graph extension). Why I write you, I have to questions regarding that project

  • Is it possible that the maps displayed using that feature can be exported as an SVG or at least a high-resolution PNG? The extension might work very well for the WP itself, but the images can hardly be removed at the moment.
  • Is it possible to use maps from commons:Category:SVG historic world maps (location map scheme) for GraphMap? Although this project has not gone that far up to know, it makes it possible to use draw accurate world maps for at least the last 25 years.

--Antemister (talk) 21:45, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Did you see that question?--Antemister (talk) 10:59, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
@Antemister: sorry, missed it. I am not very familiar with the GraphMap ext - I'm really the wrong person to ask about it. Graph ext can handle images pretty well, but it cannot AFAIK modify them on the fly (e.g. you cannot take SVG and color it differently, but you can take a GeoJSON and do the same). --Yurik (talk) 21:46, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Ah, OK, who can I ask then, or, more particular, who is the developer of that extension? I just guessed that it is you, from an reply at the German WP.--Antemister (talk) 09:14, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
@Antemister: I just did some searching, and it doesn't seem like this extension even exists! Are you sure that's the right name? I wrote the "graph" extension, not the GraphMap.
So just in case you meant the Graph ext, answering your original questions: the graph ext can draw any images without modification (see doc but for version 2). Also, graph ext can support paths, which are usually generated from geojson/topojson data. So if you have a Data:*.map page on Commons, you can use it in the graph, coloring each region. See demos. --Yurik (talk) 23:45, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, I do not have any programming skills, so I do not know about the features of that extension, I just saw [2] that actually shows what I thought about. But it seems that there is at the moment only one map possible, and the images cannot be saved.--Antemister (talk) 11:57, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon (Nov 19) and global online Wikipedia Asian Art Month (Nov 1-30)[edit]

Sunday November 19, 10:30 am - 4:00pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
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The Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ The Met will be the Metropolitan Museum of Art's second edit-a-thon, hosted on Sunday November 19, 2017 in the Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education (81st Street entrance) at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Following the first Met edit-a-thon in May 2017, the museum is excited to work with Wikipedia Asian Month for the potential to seed new articles about Asian artworks, artwork types, and art traditions, from any part of Asia. These can be illustrated with thousands of its recently-released images of public domain artworks available for Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse Asian collections onsite and remotely.

10:30 am - 4:00 pm in Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Uris Center for Education
81st Street entrance, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue

Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Light snacks, drinks and cake will be provided.

We also welcome remote participation for the global online Wikipedia Asian Art Month, running November 1-30.

Thanks, and hope to see you at the museum, and/or as part of the online Wikipedia Asian Month contest!--Pharos (talk) 16:36, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

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Weather data[edit]

Hi Yurik,

I work at Environment Canada and we are studying how we can import all the weather observations contained in the Canadian climate archive into Wikidata and/or Commons. We are speaking of more than 8000 stations, with observations for monthly, daily and hourly values, some of them starting in 1840. We are talking of a lot of data.

Many questions are still unanswered at that point, and since we've seen that you have created a format and imported weather data for New York city, we though that we could benefit from your opinion.

1- We are not sure what you mean with this comment on the New York data discussion page: « Of course this is only possible if foundation continues to support this effort. » Is it possible to use categories for these pages?

2- For the New York observations, you've used the nomenclature SOURCE/weather/LOCATION.tab, which in this specific case gives Ncei.noaa.gov/weather/New York City.tab. However, these observations are monthly observations, ie. one entry per month. There are other observations, namely daily (one entry per day) and hourly (one entry per hour). To take this into account, I propose to use this nomenclature SOURCE/weather/STATION/PERIOD/STATION PERIOD DATE.tab. In this case, that would give Ncei.noaa.gov/weather/monthly/New York City Montly.tab. That way, you could add another set of data for daily observations, probably one file per year. This could give for daily observation of year 1910: Ncei.noaa.gov/weather/daily/New York City Daily 1910.tab. Do you have an opinion on this?

Would you have any other ideas or suggestions about how we should proceed to add all this data?

Thanks, Dirac (talk) 01:03, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

Dirac, hi, it sounds like an awesome project! For the #1 - the categories at this point can only be added to the talk pages, not to the content pages. There is a phab:T155290 ticket to make it supportable on the data page itself. Technically it is not too difficult to do, it just needs a volunteer or a staff person to spend a bit of time to create it. I may try to hack on it at some point if noone else takes it.
The #2 - sure! In reality, I have no idea what would be the best way to name those datasets, I thought "origin/group/subgroup/name.tab" is a good organizational structure, but others have said that in some cases origin is not a well defined concept, especially for the user-generated sets. Eventually I think the "structured data" project will bring some order into this, but for now, any name you like should work. --Yurik (talk) 18:31, 4 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi @Yurik:. I need to present a showcase presenting what can be done with the Weather data on Commons (and/or Wikidata). Here's what I would like to do. We could use the montly observations data for Bagotville. For the min/max temperature, precipitation and snow, we would like to have:
  • Monthly average (average of every month for January, February, ... to end up with only 12 averaged values for each weather element)
  • Variance
  • Standard deviation
  • Extremes (record)
We also need to see how we can mingled different data sets. A trivial example could be to add the max temperature values of New York and Bagotville for every month.
However, we don't have the Lua expertise to achieve this. Is it something you can help us with?
Dirac (talk) 18:08, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
@Dirac:, I did this example for weather a while ago. There is also User:Yurik/Weather_heatmap and User:Yurik/WeatherDemo. The last one is a standard table as used by many pages, but it pulls data from the data page. Would that work for you? --Yurik (talk) 12:40, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi @Yurik:. I am very much interested by User:Yurik/WeatherDemo. I tried to mimic your page and edit the template (removing °F for example). However, my User:Dirac/Weather box page gives me the error Script error: No such module "Sandbox/Dirac". while yours is Lua error in Module:Sandbox/Yurik at line 9: Missing "data" parameter.. Even if the error indicates that my page doesn't exists, it does (I've copied yours). By looking at the difference between your sandbox page and mine, it seems that your Sandbox is able to invoke Module:Arguments while mine isn't. I've looked into this module documentation to see if I should activate it in my profile in a way or another, but did not find anything. Do you know how I can fix this? Dirac (talk) 16:34, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
@Dirac:, I think you didn't try to do a "null edit" after adding Module:Sandbox/Dirac. (open page and save it without changing). Both my and your pages show the same error. --Yurik (talk) 21:54, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
@Yurik:, you're right, now it worked! Thanks Dirac (talk) 21:06, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

November 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC @ NYU ITP[edit]

Wednesday November 15, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC @ NYU ITP
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at NYU ITP Tisch School of the Arts (4th floor) at 721 Broadway in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at NYU ITP Tisch School of the Arts (4th floor), 721 Broadway
(note that we are not at Babycastles this month)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

P.S. You are also invited to Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday November 19!

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Question about the "graph" extension[edit]

Hi Yurik, it seems that you are interested by the Graph extension. Since I try to create a graph using this extension, I got a question. Up to now, I did this graph. I wanted to add the possibility to display the y value when we hover a given point of the graph. It works rather well when I am in preview but it does not work when I save the page. Do you have any explanation? Pamputt (talk) 16:05, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Pamputt you need to make the graph interactive by setting mode=interactive. Graphs are always created as images for performance reasons, but allow interactivity if clicked. --Yurik (talk) 20:11, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
Ah, that's it. Thank you very much. I was looking for that since few days ... Pamputt (talk) 20:32, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

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December 13: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday December 13, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 18:43, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to AfroCROWD Street Culture Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and Year End Celebration on Saturday December 16!

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Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC 2018
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day NYC 2018, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with keynotes, plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

And there will be cake.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00am - 6:30 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 18:42, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

This Sunday! Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference (updated speakers + schedule)[edit]

Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC 2018
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Part of Wikipedia's global 17th birthday celebration, Wikipedia Day NYC 2018 at Ace Hotel will include a mini-conference of scheduled panels as well as unconference style talks and discussions proposed by attendees on the day of the event. We are very excited to announce speakers such as Jason Scott (Internet Archive), Jackie Koerner (Visiting Scholar, Wiki Ed), and Andrew Lih (Wikimedia DC), as well as a fantastic line-up of panels that highlight projects and issues of relevance to the Wikimedia NYC community.

See Wikipedia Day NYC 2018 speakers + schedule

And there will be cake.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00am - 6:30 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Megs (talk) 02:22, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

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February 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday February 21, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Megs (talk) 22:19, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to Africa and the Diaspora Edit-a-thon @ Schomburg Center for Black Culture on Saturday February 24!

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Bots Newsletter, March 2018[edit]

Bots Newsletter, March 2018
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Greetings!

Here is the 5th issue of the Bots Newsletter (formerly the BAG Newletter). You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

ARBCOM
BAG
BRFAs

We currently have 6 open bot requests at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval, and could use your help processing!

Discussions

While there were no large-scale bot-related discussion in the past few months, you can check WP:BOTN and WT:BOTPOL (and their corresponding archives) for smaller issues that came up.

New things
Upcoming

Thank you! edited by: Headbomb 03:12, 3 March 2018 (UTC)


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Help with Tabular Data[edit]

I guess you can possibly light me in this issue. Thanks --Discasto (talk) 22:42, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

March 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday March 21, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Megs (talk)

P.S. You are also invited to Art + Feminism Events in the New York Metropolitan Area continuing this month!

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CANCELLED: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

CANCELLED: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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Due to the winter storm warning, the WikiWednesday Salon & Skillshare scheduled for March 21st has been cancelled. Please consider attending one of the many edit-a-thons scheduled for this week. We look forward to editing with you soon!

--Megs (talk)

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Graph:Map and topojson[edit]

Hi,

Any ideas how to get local topoJson map working with Graph module?

But so far I'm only getting tiny map, in top-right corner of generated image, thats visible only at large scale: https://et.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kasutaja:WikedKentaur/test&oldid=4951401

--WikedKentaur (talk) 07:10, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

WikedKentaur, I would recommend using a different approach, similar to how Template:OSM_Location_map is doing it. Internally it uses Template:Graph:Street_map_with_marks. If your data is bigger than that, store it in mw:Help:Map_Data on Commons (wrapped geojson), that you can use directly from the graph. --Yurik (talk) 04:31, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:TNT[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgModule:TNT has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the module's entry on the Templates for discussion page. {{3x|p}}ery (talk) 15:52, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday April 25th, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly WikiWednesday evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery. We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda! After the main meeting, pizza and video games in the gallery.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our agenda, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Megs (talk)

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Extension:Graph and Extension:Kartographer[edit]

Hi Yurik, we have a question for you from itwiki. With the introduction of mapframe, can we get rid off the implementation based on Extension:Graph (it:Template:Graph:Street map with marks) and replace it with mapframe or not? Thanks in advance. --Rotpunkt (talk) 16:25, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Hi Rotpunkt! I think that <graph> tag offers much greater flexibility and capabilities than what <mapframe> ever will. Moreover, I actually think those two efforts should merge - so that you are able to draw any kind of data visualizations, including images from Commons and Wikidata query resulttts on top of an interactive map. The code is actually already done, but I think it will be some time before it is integraed into mediawiki. --Yurik (talk) 19:52, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! Does this mean that we can switch to mapframe (mapframe is simpler and its features are enough for us) and the merge of the two technologies will be done under hood in MediaWiki? --Rotpunkt (talk) 20:40, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
Well, sure, if mapframe is enough, use it (and yes, I agree it is simpler, but more limited). The merging of the tech won't happen very soon, but hopefully some day :) --Yurik (talk) 00:04, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks again! We will stay tuned for the merging. --Rotpunkt (talk) 09:12, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

May 23: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday May 23, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 03:13, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to Action = History: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Asian American Literature on Sunday May 27!

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Inactive bot on Latvian Wikipedia[edit]

Hello!

As a bureaucrat on Latvian Wikipedia (lvwiki), I was checking the activity of the bots, and noticed that yours had been inactive from at least September 2013. It is not reasonable that an unmonitored account keeps a bot flag, as it may be more easily hacked. If you have any future plans for bot running or want to keep this flag for some other reasons, please make a note at this table. You can also contact me directly via my user talk at User talk:Edgars2007.

If you have no objections or we won't receive any response for a month, we will remove bot flag. Thanks a lot for your previous contributions! --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 08:36, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

@Edgars2007:, no plans to run it in the near future. Thx for keeping an eye on it! --Yurik (talk) 19:29, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Bot activity on the Dutch Wikipedia[edit]

Dear,

Your bot account hasn't made any edits on the Dutch Wikipedia for at least three years. In accordance with the local bot policy the bot flag will be removed in three months. To avoid losing the bot flag, you can confirm you want to retain the bot flag by going to this page.

With kind regards, Kippenvlees1 (talk) 19:05, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Kippenvlees1, thx for the ping, please remove, I don't have any near term goals to run it. --Yurik (talk) 03:35, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

June 20: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (and Pratt Women Wikipedia Design this Saturday June 16)[edit]

Wednesday June 20, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 19:12, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to Wikiproject Women Wikipedia Design @ Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Saturday, June 16!

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Thursday July 12: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ Jefferson Market Library[edit]

Thursday July 12, 5-8pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ Jefferson Market Library
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Wikimedia NYC invites you to attend a Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon on Thursday, July 12th at Jefferson Market Library! Wiki Loves Pride is a global campaign to expand and improve LGBT-related content across all Wikimedia projects, in all languages. We are holding this year's event in July in order to support folx who want to contribute a photograph they took at one of NYC's many Pride events or edit an article about something they learned this June. Not sure what to contribute? No problem! We will have a list of articles that need your help.

5:00pm - 8:00 pm at Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave

--Megs (talk) 14:57, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to the "picnic anyone can edit", the Great American Wiknic NYC @ Prospect Park, Sunday, July 29!

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Sunday July 29: Annual Wiki-Picnic @ Prospect Park[edit]

Sunday July 29, 2-7pm: Annual Wiki-Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Brooklyn's green Prospect Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

2–7pm - come by any time! Our reserved picnicking area is by Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance, located at Prospect Park West and 15th Street.
The picnic will be held by the park's Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance immediately on the lawn to your right as you walk through the lovely lotus columns.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 08:24, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

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Follow-up after State of the Map[edit]

Hi Yurik, it was a pleasure to meet you, and I'm looking forward to further interaction, especially around Wikidata and/ or humanitarian topics and perhaps also other things, e.g. additional geo features for Scholia (perhaps involving Sophox) or scholarly references cited on ruwp. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 01:09, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Bots Newsletter, August 2018[edit]

Bots Newsletter, August 2018
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Greetings!

Here is the 6th issue of the Bots Newsletter. You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

ARBCOM
  • Nothing particular important happened. Those who care already know, those who don't know wouldn't care. The curious can dig ARBCOM archives themselves.
BAG
  • There were no changes in BAG membership since the last Bots Newsletter. Headbomb went from semi-active to active.
  • In the last 3 months, only 3 BAG members have closed requests - help is needed with the backlog.
BOTREQs and BRFAs

As of writing, we have...

Also

Discussions

These are some of the discussions that happened / are still happening since the last Bots Newsletter. Many are stale, but some are still active.

New things

Thank you! edited by: Headbomb 15:04, 18 August 2018 (UTC)


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August 29: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday August 29, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 00:14, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

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Graph:PageViews Suggestion[edit]

Hello,

Is it not possible to add the granularity for specific pages?

--AntonierCH (talk) 09:31, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

September 26: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

Wednesday September 26, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

This month will also feature on our agenda, upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections - you can add yourself as a candidate.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 20:44, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

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Sun October 14: Open House New York Weekend Upload Party @ NYU ITP and Indigenous People's Justice Edit-a-thon @ Interference Archive[edit]

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You are invited to join two events supported by the Wikimedia NYC community on Sunday October 14:

2:00pm - 6:00 pm at ITP, Tisch School of the Arts. New York University (721 Broadway, New York, NY)
The photo competition is at many sites all weekend, this is just the concluding event
2:00 - 5:00pm at Interference Archive (314 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY)
Note the new Park Slope location for Interference Archive

Have a WikiWonderful Weekend! --Pharos (talk) 04:56, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

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October 24: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

October 24, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Triangle Arts Association in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Triangle Arts Association (Suite 317 & 318) at 20 Jay Street, Brooklyn
(note this month we will be meeting in DUMBO, Brooklyn, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 01:30, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

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Sunday Oct 28: Wikidata Birthday Party[edit]

Sunday October 28: Wikidata Birthday Party
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Wikidata, the newest project of the Wikimedia movement, went live on October 29, 2012. Please join Wikimedia New York City as we celebrate its sixth birthday at the Ace Hotel. There will be (optional) lightning talks, casual conversation, and, most importantly, CAKE!

No experience with Wikidata? No problem. This event is open to all.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues on Sunday!--Wikimedia New York City Team 15:34, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Bonus edit-a-thons on Saturday

The day before the Wikiata Birthday, on Saturday, you are also welcome to join Archtober Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ Bard Graduate Center or Black Lunch Table @ Magnum Foundation. Please RSVP to those pages if you plan on joining.

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How to automate[edit]

I loved the concept of auto-updating Module:TNT from mediawiki. Could you please elaborate on the mechanism a little and on how can it be replicated? Capankajsmilyo(Talk | Infobox assistance) 18:17, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Capankajsmilyo, I wrote in-depth details in the phab ticket, but not sure if that answers your question. Lets keep the discussion there - I doubt too many people will visit my talk page about it :) --Yurik (talk) 01:01, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, Yurik. Voting in the 2018 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 3 December. All users who registered an account before Sunday, 28 October 2018, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Thursday, 1 November 2018 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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 2018 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

December 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

December 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan, near Columbus Circle. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus (South Lounge) at 113 W 60th Street, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Manhattan, near Columbus Circle, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 03:23, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

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January 13: Wikimedia NYC invites you to Wikipedia Day 2019[edit]

Sunday January 13: Wikipedia Day 2019 in NYC
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day 2019, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 18th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event features keynote presentations, panels, lightning talks, and, of course, open space sessions.

And there will be cake.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

9:30AM - 6:00PM at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 3-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 20:57, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

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Feb 27 WikiWednesday Salon + Mar 2 MoMA Art+Feminism and beyond[edit]

February 27, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 09:01, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Saturday March 2: MoMA Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon
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Art+Feminism’s sixth-annual MoMA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will take place at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 4 West 54 Street, on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. People of all gender identities and expressions are encouraged to attend.

And on Sunday this weekend:

Stay tuned for other Art+Feminism and related edit-a-thons throughout the month!

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March 20: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public Library[edit]

March 20, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! This month, optional post-meetup drinks afterward at 9pm!--Wikimedia New York City Team 18:48, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Saturday March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public Library Art+Feminism Editathon
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Organized by Asia Art Archive in America]and Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs of the New York Public Library and in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, the Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Women in Art in Asia helps participants edit Wikipedia to create and improve articles about women artists and practitioners in and from Asia, including architects, designers, filmmakers, curators, and art historians. Books and research materials—as well as refreshments—will be provided.

Also check out other Art+Feminism and related edit-a-thons throughout the month!

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April 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + April 4 and 5: LaGuardia Community College Translatathon 2019[edit]

April 17, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 21:08, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Thursday April 4 and Friday April 5: Translat-a-thon NYC 2019 @ LaGuardia Community College
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Translat-a-thon NYC 2019 @ LaGuardia Community College is hosting the second annual Wikipedia Translatathon! At this event on Thursday evening and during the day Friday this week, anyone from the public is invited to LaGuardia to join students, professors, and CUNY faculty in translating Wikipedia articles among any languages which attendees understand. Themes for this event include public health and the history of New York City.

New York City has a large immigrant population and great diversity of speakers of various languages. Among all schools in New York City, LaGuardia has the highest percentage of immigrant students, the highest percentage of students who speak a language other than English as their first language, and the greatest representation of language diversity. It is a strength of LaGuardia that it can present "Wikipedia translatathons", which are Wikipedia translation events.

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About DiBabelYurikBot and TNT Template[edit]

I got a message in Malayalam wiki about DiBabelYurikBot, and TNT template. How can I implement this on malayalam wiki. Any leads. What are the things i want to translate also where I want to do that. -- Ranjithsiji (talk) 02:44, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Ranjithsiji please take a look at mw:WP:TNT. Thanks! --Yurik (talk) 07:48, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

You need a botflag for DiBabel/YurikBot in German wikipedia. [3] --Fidgetspinnerrambling (talk) 07:30, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Fidgetspinnerrambling a user at dewiki has actually said that it is better to run it without the bot flag. Note that currently it is more of a fancy editor than a bot -- I edit very few pages with it. Please see dewiki discussion, and let me know what would be the correct path forward. Thanks!! --Yurik (talk) 07:48, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

How did SubsonicViper achieve in Jan-2014 a framed, interactive map in Wikipedia article Park Güell (powered by kartographer and sourced from OSM)?[edit]

Hi Yuri,

The Park Güell Wikipedia article's "Difference between revisions" at:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Park_G%C3%BCell&diff=next&oldid=585989073

shows that SubsonicViper made edits on 20-Jan-2014 that included inserting "inline" command in display subroutine of the coords template, so it then reads:

   "coords = ... Coord |41|24|49|N|2|09|10|E|region:ES-CT_scale:5000|display=INLINE,title... "

Somehow this change (or some other change in the same version) resulted in the appearance of a frame in the right side Infobox that hosts an interactive map presumably sourced from Open Street Map (OSM) project at:

   https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Park_G%C3%BCell&diff=next&oldid=585989073#/map/0

If I inspect webpage code in Chrome browser, I see kartographer being used to display the interactive map:

      <a class="mw-kartographer-map mw-kartographer-container center mw-kartographer-link" ..... 41.413611111111,2.1527777777778,270x200.png?....
      "https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Maps_Terms_of_Use"... Wikimedia... https://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright... OpenStreetMap

I would not think inserting "inline" would create the framed interactive map. For example, the following code (where ".." replaces 2 curly braces) does not create a framed interactive map in Wikipedia Sandbox:

      ..Infobox park                                                                         
      | coords = ..Coord|41|24|49|N|2|09|10|E|region:ES-CT_scale:5000|display=inline,title..         
      | coords_ref =  
      | area =     
      ..        

Furthermore, I do not see a "maplink" template that might somehow instantiate an instance of the Kartographer extension java class, and load dependencies such as the "JsonConfig" extension. Likewise, I do not see a "mapframe" template to present a map. And I'm not a good enough coder to understand all this.

Please tell me. How does a regular Wikipedia contributor achieve the framed interactive map?

Thanks,

Ken 98.221.104.135 (talk) 22:21, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi, I do not know for sure how that template is designed. Somewhere inside it should call <mapframe> or <maplink> to insert a map. Also notice that that map would not be dynamic -- a user would have to click on it in order to interact with it. See Help:Extension:Kartographer. Thx! --Yurik (talk) 23:15, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

DiBabelYurikBot @ finnish Wikipedia[edit]

Hi, You should ask bot flag for w:fi:user:DiBabelYurikBot in fiwiki. You can do it in this page w:fi:Wikipedia:Botit#Notes_for_Bot_owners_without_a_bot_flag. Br --Zache (talk) 09:34, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Zache, done, and thx for your support! --Yurik (talk) 16:17, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

Hello Yurik - hope you are doing well; just wanted to pass on an update to one of my adventures in maps.
  • I figured out a way to navigate from one point to another point on the same map. In addition, create a sort of legend of locations for all the points on a map. See: Inca Trail -- Best wishes -- Matroc (talk) 07:19, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Babel templates[edit]

Hi Yurik,
its a fine idea, but ...
many people seem not to like it. E.g.: The use of enWP templates is possible in all WPs, but local contributors tend to change these to local templates e.g. deWP, frWP .... AVS (talk) 07:26, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

AVS, when you say people tend to change them -- change them how? I'm not say English templates should be copied. I'm saying we should have a library of the language-neutral modules and templates that anyone can use in any wiki. --Yurik (talk) 07:33, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
change them how? There is a lot of people, lacking creativity, finding a field of occupation in such contributions, e.g. changing date format '2019-05-11' to '11. Mai 2019', '-' to '–' etc.. AVS (talk) 08:12, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
AVS neither of these things will be part of the template. The date formatting will be delegated to a language-specific module (I'm pretty sure there is something like that already), and the dashes will be part of the common translation table. In my observations, most of the time people just blindly copy/paste the modules, and translate the strings inside of them. If you look at any of the smaller wikis, a big portion of their efforts is maintaining their local copies -- which they often don't do at all because there is not enough users. Templates are a bit trickier still. If we already have all those duplicates, we might as well do it right. Take a look at No globals example. --Yurik (talk) 08:21, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

May 22: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

May 22, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

Featuring this month a presentation by Interference Archive guests, and a group discussion on the role of activist archives and building wiki content based on ephemeral publications and oral histories.

To close off the night, we'll also have Wikidojo - a group collaborative writing activity / vaudeville!

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 17:11, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

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June 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (stay tuned for Pride on weekend!)[edit]

June 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 05:39, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Stay tuned for details om next event!
Sunday Jun 23: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Sunday June 23: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art[edit]

June 23, 12:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. Togethe, we'll create new and expand existing Wikipedia articles on LGBT artists and artworks with LGBT themes in the Met collection!

With refreshments, and a special museum tour in the afternoon!

And there will be a wiki-cake!

Open to everyone at all levels of experience, wiki instructional workshop and one-on-one support will be provided.

See also the global Wiki Loves Pride photo contest, as well as the Met's online LGBT Art Writing Contest, and also the LGBT Health Writing Contest.

12:30pm - 4:30 pm at Uris Center for Education, Metropolitan Museum of Art (81st Street entrance) at 1000 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
(note this is just south of the main entrance)

This is the fifth annual Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon supported by Wikimedia NYC! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 16:33, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Stay tuned for details on next event!
Sunday July 14: Great American Wiknic @ Roosevelt Island

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Pageviews[edit]

Hi Yurik, thanks for your work on the PageViews graph, which continues to be very useful.

I have been playing with the code's data pull from the PageView API to try to create a simple template which pulls just one number in plain text form (for example, the 30 day total views for a page, or even just the prior day's single viewcount).

I am not a programmer though; all my attempts on my sandbox have not been able to make this simple template work. What I am trying to achieve is a template like:

{{Pageviews datapoint|PAGENAME|1}}
gives:
49
[being the number of pageviews in the previous 1 day.]

Would you be able to guide me on this?

Onceinawhile (talk) 11:03, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Sunday July 14: Annual NYC Wiki-Picnic @ Roosevelt Island[edit]

July 14, 2-7pm: Annual NYC Wiki-Picnic @ Roosevelt Island
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You are invited to join us at the "picnic anyone can edit" in the lovely Southpoint Park on Roosevelt Island, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

This year the Wiknic will double as a "Strategy Salon" (more information at Wiknic page), using open space technology to address major questions facing our social movement.

2–7pm - come by any time!
Our picnicking area is at Southpoint Park, south of the tram and subway, and also just south of the Cornell Tech campus.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

Celebrate our 13th year of wiki-picnics! We hope to see you there! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 21:38, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

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Bots Newsletter, August 2019[edit]

Bots Newsletter, August 2019
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Greetings!

Here is the 7th issue of the Bots Newsletter, a lot happened since last year's newsletter! You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

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August 28: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (+editathons before and after)[edit]

August 28, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

Featuring this month a review of the recent Wikimania 2019 conference in Sweden!

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 17:58, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Edit-a-thons at Interference Archive and The Met

Also check out these editing events, before and after our WikiWednesday Salon:

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Saturday Sept 7: Met Fashion Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art[edit]

Sept 7, 12:30pm: Met Fashion Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for Met Fashion Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. Together, we'll expand Wikipedia:WikiProject Fashion topics for basic clothing types that can be illustrated by the Met collection, and also past Costume Institute exhibitions!

It's the last weekend for Camp: Notes on Fashion, and we will have an intro talk to the exhibit by a guest from the Costume Institute, and participants will then be able to visit it on their own. Galleries will be open this evening until 9 pm.

With refreshments, and there will be a wiki-cake!

Open to everyone at all levels of experience, wiki instructional workshop and one-on-one support will be provided.

12:30pm - 4:30 pm at Uris Center for Education, Metropolitan Museum of Art (81st Street entrance) at 1000 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
(note this is just south of the main entrance)
Galleries will be open this evening until 9 pm, and some wiki-visitors may wish to take this opportunity to see Camp: Notes on Fashion together after the formal event.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends, colleagues and students! --Wikimedia New York City Team 19:38, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

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Sept 25: WikiWednesday Salon NYC[edit]

September 25, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team ~~~~~

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Oct 23: WikiWednesday Salon NYC[edit]

October 23rd, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 05:33, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

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Help me/us!!!![edit]

Hello!

First of all, thank you very much for having developed Module:TNT. It is a good initiative, which Catalan wikipedians (who are interested and working in the internationalization of modules and templates) have made known me. I am Catalan and my level of English is intermediate, excuse me ...

I am finalizing (improving) a column diagram, which uses TNT; Program with about 2500 lines of code. Also to get some more functionality and at the instance of these wikipedians cited, I created Module:TNTTools, and other derived modules. Also I created some (minor) modules and templates (i.e. Module: BrewerColors used in Cynthia Brewer).

But after by copying these to the English Wikipedia: User:Pppery is requesting to delete my modules and that he despises them included your TNT. You can follow the thread of the TNTTools conversation on Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2019_October_25#Module:SimpleArgs. Perhaps you would like to add yourself to the discussion and explain the reasons for the suitability of TNT.

Thank you so much!.

Jmarchn (talk) 06:52, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi Jmarchn, thanks for using TNT! I will look at the discussion in depth in the morning, but a quick suggestion -- large wikis are very hard to change (simply by their nature), and many people (I have seen Pppery especially active at that) tend to push back on some of those changes. This is neither good or bad per say, but we should always keep in mind what we want to achieve. Should we force every wiki to use the same template/module right away? I think we should not. Instead, I think our goal should be to work with the smaller wikis, and build up a library of good quality modules/templates that are translatable and well tested (including many unit tests). The more languages use a module, the more likely large wikis will also adapt it. In short - you always want to pick your fights - some are worth it, some could wait a bit longer :) --Yurik (talk) 07:07, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
Hello!. Thanks for your message. You must have read the Amador's letter. By!. Jmarchn (talk) 06:18, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

Saturday Nov 16: Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art[edit]

Saturday November 16, 12:30 pm - 4:30pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
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The Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ The Met will be hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday November 16, 2019 in the Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education (81st Street entrance) at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The museum is excited to work with Wikipedia Asian Month for the potential to seed new articles about Asian artworks, artwork types, and art traditions, from any part of Asia. These can be illustrated with thousands of its recently-released images of public domain artworks available for Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse Asian collections onsite and remotely. Asia Art Archive will host a sister event in Hong Kong next week.

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm in Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Uris Center for Education
81st Street entrance, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue


And there will be sandwiches and Wiki-Cake!

Thanks, and hope to see you there! --Wikimedia New York City Team 16:46, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

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Nov 20: WikiWednesday Salon NYC[edit]

November 20, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 16:17, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

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Google Code-In 2019 is coming - please mentor some documentation tasks![edit]

Hello,

Google Code-In, Google-organized contest in which the Wikimedia Foundation participates, starts in a few weeks. This contest is about taking high school students into the world of opensource. I'm sending you this message because you recently edited a documentation page at the English Wikipedia.

I would like to ask you to take part in Google Code-In as a mentor. That would mean to prepare at least one task (it can be documentation related, or something else - the other categories are Code, Design, Quality Assurance and Outreach) for the participants, and help the student to complete it. Please sign up at the contest page and send us your Google account address to google-code-in-admins@lists.wikimedia.org, so we can invite you in!

From my own experience, Google Code-In can be fun, you can make several new friends, attract new people to your wiki and make them part of your community.

If you have any questions, please let us know at google-code-in-admins@lists.wikimedia.org.

Thank you!

--User:Martin Urbanec (talk) 21:59, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

Dec 18: WikiWednesday Salon NYC[edit]

December 18, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 02:49, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

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Jan 22: WikiWednesday Salon NYC[edit]

January 22, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 20:08, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

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