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Need your opinion on Wikipedia’s gender gap[edit]

Hi all!

Are you curious about what tools are effective in reaching Women in Red’s goals? Are you interested in contributing to the building of scalable solutions for closing Wikipedia’s gender gap?

I’m with a group of researchers working on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools to promote gender diversity in Wikipedia contents and thus to close the gender gap. We want to make sure you, as an important member of the community, can be heard as we build and refine these AIs.

We would like to invite you to a quick interview to share your thoughts about gender gaps on Wikipedia and the current efforts, as well as potential solutions to them. It would only take about 30 minutes over phone or video chat. We will send you a $15 Amazon gift card as a way to thank you for your time.

For more details about our project, please refer to our Wikipedia page here.

If you decide to participate, your opinion could help build the future of Wikipedia. Hope to talk to you soon! Reply to this message here or send me an email at bowen-yu@umn.edu and I can share more info and plan a time to connect. Bobo.03 (talk) 19:34, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

@Bobo.03: I am glad that you consider me an important member of the community. Please could you tell me how you decided on my importance? MPS1992 (talk) 22:11, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
@MPS1992: Thank you for your response! It would be very helpful if you'd be available for an interview with us. Your suggestions will be very important for us which will guide the design of our system! Bobo.03 (talk) 01:17, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Proposed category renamings[edit]

To whom it may concern:

Referring to ships as "she"[edit]

FYI: Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere.

Please see Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#"She" vs. "it" for ships. This is a perennial discussion that never seems to reach consensus. Notice of this round of discussion was sort of spammed to various ship- and military-related projects and pages (i.e., places of strong concentration of fans of using "she" for ships, and of male editors in particular), so I'm notifying some other wikiprojects and such that are apt to have wider views and demographics, for balance.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  09:32, 23 November 2019 (UTC)