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RfC: Red links in infoboxes[edit]

Opinions are needed on the following matter: Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Infoboxes#RfC: Red links in infoboxes. A WP:Permalink for it is here. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 13:19, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

World Science Photo Competition 2017[edit]

Hi all! I'd like to inform you that with Ivo K. from Wikimedia Estonia and others we are organizing the 2017 edition of commons:Commons:European Science Photo Competition 2015. This year thanks to ivo effort the competition is going to be international, here is the current webiste. There are good chance it will become something like Wiki Loves Monument or Wiki Loves Earth!

We are currently looking for qualified jurors. So far I have found a Belgian photographer (with good scientific background, not a simple artistic photographer) and a Swiss-Chinese professor of organic chemistry, and I have some options for an Italian astronomer or another professor of material science and analytical chemistry to be "promoted" from their national jury.

Is anyone from the academia with some interest in photography or scientific illustration interested? IMHO the best candidates are P.I. or at least some sort of expert postdocs, or directors of scientific institutions, scientific journalists or managers in the field of education... it would help to show around that we care about the level of the jurors. But again, that's my opinion (I still don't consider myself enough for the international jury for example :D), just show up if you want to join somehow!

Plus, if we find someone that is both an expert scientist and a wikimedian that would be even better.

There are also local committees with special or national prizes, as in 2015. So if you find the money for that, you can arrange them as well. I am organizing the Italian jury for example, but that work takes of course much more time than few afternoons scrolling uploaded files. if you find enough people coming from the same geographical area (USA, Canada, UK...) and a strong support from a reliable institution (your alma mater, the outreach department of your research center...) you can become the core for a national initiative and maybe I can help you to find more local jurors.

But so far, simply another "expert" international juror would be nice. Anyone interested?--Alexmar983 (talk) 08:46, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

Also if you have any other idea on how to promote the competition in your own country, like a mailing list or a blog... just contact Ivo. Or join as uploader! The challenge will take place in November.--Alexmar983 (talk) 09:01, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

RfC: Should the WP:TALK guideline discourage interleaving?[edit]

Opinions are needed on the following matter: Wikipedia talk:Talk page guidelines#RfC: Should the guideline discourage interleaving? #2. A permalink for it is here. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 18:40, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Just out[edit]

Scientific information on WP has been reviewed by MIT and found to have a "direct correlation between information made available on Wikipedia and how likely that work is to be referenced in future scientific literature." Links are here and here. Best Regards, Barbara (WVS)   15:08, 22 September 2017 (UTC)


WikiProject Women in Red/The World Contest[edit]

Hi. In November The Women in Red World Contest is being held to try to produce new articles for as many countries worldwide and occupations as possible. There will be over $4000 in prizes to win, including Amazon vouchers and paid subscriptions. If this would appeal to you and you think you'd be interested in contributing new articles on women scientists during this month please sign up in the participants section. If you're not interested in prize money yourself but are willing to participate and raise money to buy books about women for others to use, this is also fine. Help would also be appreciated in drawing up the lists of missing articles. If you think of any missing articles for your project please add them to the lists by continent at Missing articles. Thankyou, and if taking part, good luck!♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:58, 16 October 2017 (UTC)