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Female scientists from third world countries[edit]

Jimbo likes the idea of paying editors to write about female scientists from third world countries.[1]

May 2018 at Women in Red[edit]

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Categories for events[edit]

Does anyone here have a preference for how to categorize the administrative Wikipedia event pages for in-person Wikipedia editing events related to women in science?

Perhaps this wikiproject endorses some events and not others. In that case, the only events which should get Category:WikiProject Women scientists meetups should be endorsed events, and other events should get Category:Wikipedia meetups for women in science. Alternatively, maybe any event which seems to have a women in science theme could be in Category:WikiProject Women scientists meetups, regardless of past affiliation with this wikiproject or any notice.

I am also looking at events for people in science regardless of gender which might have teams or components doing a women in science project, in which case that might get the general category Category:Wikipedia meetups for women in science but I am not sure about other tags.

What does anyone else think of the events in Category:WikiProject Women scientists? The count is only going up. I am looking for a way to showcase all the events to date. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:36, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Women in Green – call for participants[edit]

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Hello all – I'd like to invite you to join Women in Green, WikiProject Women's article improvement department. The department has not been an active project in the past, but we are now working on kickstarting new collaborative work between editors to improve existing articles about women and women's works. If this sounds like something you're interested in, please add your name to Women in Green's list of active participants! You can check out more details of our discussions so far on the Women in Green talk page, plus our collaboration proposal here. Alanna the Brave (talk) 23:51, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Wiki Women in Red - a proposed User Group[edit]

Having worked for 2 years editing articles for Women In Red, a group of organizers have concluded that sourcing is one of the biggest hurdles in creating articles on women and non-binary genders. Though it is true that a lot of sourcing simply doesn’t exist, it is also true that there are sources, but we have no access to them. As these groups did not typically become subjects for academic study until the 1970s, many of the sources are not on line or are behind paywalls. Failure to include women and non-binary people in the encyclopedia presents a one-dimensional view of society and history. To address those issues, we are forming a new User Group aimed at referencing and support for like-minded groups and would appreciate your input or input from your supporters in our organizational process. See link: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Women_in_Red MauraWen (talk) 09:25 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Outdated statistics[edit]

The table captioned "Women scientists articles by quality and importance" is badly out of date. It remains identical as when first posted nearly six years ago! Surely this data cannot be reliable. KalHolmann (talk) 18:18, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

An admin has offered an explanation at my talk page. "The data from WikiProject Women Scientists (and all WikiProjects) is populated by template," he writes. "If you look at an old revision of a page transcluding the template, it will show you the wikicode of that revision as rendered today. It's rendering today's version of the template. If you want to see old data, you would need to look at the old revisions of the template itself, not old revisions of the page transcluding the template." I have no idea what this means or if it is correct, but nevertheless thought I should add it here. KalHolmann (talk) 19:48, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
OK, I think I now understand. To see an older version of this table, go here and single-click the desired time/date link. That opens the table as it then existed. KalHolmann (talk) 20:02, 19 July 2018 (UTC)