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you keep getting reverted, because you reverted yourself, lol. i realize test ;> good work Slowking4 †@1₭ 21:06, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

Thank you Heather for all the help with my latest article! I'll check out Teahouse. Vintagenie (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 14:16, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Some pie for you![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg I was going to give you a cake with candles (for no particular reason... ;)

But we all know pie is the superior pastry. Happy special day! - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 19:35, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

An award for you[edit]

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Thank you Heather for all your awesome work at the Teahouse barnstar!! Sarah (talk) 03:06, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

I can't remember what kind you like...[edit]

Kilbeggan Distillery Whisky.jpg ...but perhaps this will do the trick
Drink up! I think we all deserve it! Sarah (talk) 03:40, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

I know its been a while but I only just got around to adding it.

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This user signed Lunashy's guestbook and won a barnstar for it.

All editors are special...[edit]

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But YOU are more special than others. Thanks for your myriad contributions and your friendship! - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 23:45, 16 May 2012 (UTC)


A kitten for you![edit]

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Thank you!

Batokanda (talk) 07:55, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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💗💗

A barnstar for you![edit]

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thank you Batokanda (talk) 12:24, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Tiger[edit]

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well, that is probably because I just speek englis differently the u. ;)

Vanessa1928 (talk) 03:03, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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like the teahouse you look a very nice person lovely kittens will try to find my lost link to great grandmothers family jean nee currie mrs john drummond we will meet again soon hopefullybye for now

Enuj retrac (talk) 03:04, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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For being incredibly sweet, professional and helpful. Thank you so much. Hopefully we get to talk and you can help me further with my page!

Vandrake (talk) 22:04, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

Thank you Heather[edit]

Thank you Heather for every consideration, I would like to send you another cute cat picture if I could. :) venation (talk) 16:00, 23 Sept 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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To Teahouse team members for wonderful editor engagement work and research, including the Teahouse Pilot Report, the Teahouse Pilot Metrics Report, and the Phase 2 plan. Pine 08:25, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Editor Retention[edit]

Hi Heather! I thought you'd be interested in Wikipedia:WikiProject Editor Retention. I'm part of the new editor retention and gender gap reduction teams. I thought you might be interested as well. I see you've done some work with Wikipedia:Editor engagement. Maybe you could share some of the knowledge you learned from that. Ryan Vesey Review me! 22:37, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Wikimania Barnstar[edit]

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It was great to see you at Wikimania 2012! --evrik (talk) 19:02, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Plain and Simple design[edit]

Hi Heather,

This is Jake (Ocaasi). Fantastic time at Wikimania! Maryana recommended you as a great person to *possibly* give some design tips/assistance to a new-editor help page I have been working on called The Plain and Simple Guide. Please let me know what you think, whenever you get a chance. Cheers! Ocaasi t | c 22:27, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

2,200 edits[edit]

IMPRESSIVE! :) SarahStierch (talk) 06:47, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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You're seriously awesome and I love everything you've done for the movement. Jorm (WMF) (talk) 07:03, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

I clearly need to step up my game.--Jorm (WMF) (talk) 07:06, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Thank you Heather! :D[edit]

Hey Heather! Thanks for stopping by and for the wikilove! :D Take care & Cheers! Charlie Inks (talk) 13:42, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you Heather![edit]

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Very Jazzed that my article http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=C.C._van_Asch_van_Wijck&pe=1& is now part of Wikipedia! Thank you!

Sebastian Van Aldenhaag (talk) 00:07, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for writing it! I'm just curious, what are the watermarks in the corners of those images? Ryan Vesey 00:11, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

My edit Life Ruiner[edit]

Thanks again Heather. It had been bugging me how this occurred but, I will not know. Time to move on and as a few have encouraged me. BE BOLD !!!!Cmurdock1955 (talk) 16:41, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Re: Teahouse barnstar![edit]

Thank you, Heather. I'm still not confident in the role of host. I keep getting into mischief while doing Teahouse things like sending invites. I check a new user's contribs to try to make my invites personal. Found an odd pattern and ended up embroiled in my first SockPuppet investigation. I agonized over my failure to assume good faith, especially after a sarcastic comment in the SPI from a new user that I accused. Discovering that I was right was a relief.

I have to limit my Teahouse time. Checked my stat's: 47% in user_talk (sending invites and such) and WP (Teahouse) but down to only 31% in articles. I'm not leaving or even taking a break, not when I get to read things like:

{quote|Thank you for the encouragement and offer to review the article I will write. Thinking my tiny contributions were deleted against the policy, without a chance for me to explain beforehand, I lost some confidence in contributing to Wikipedia. The advice and support from you and some of the wikipedians nevertheless helped restore some confidence in Wikipedia. I may contribute to other articles first but I definitely will return to the article on education controversy, perhaps before Hong Kong schools go strike again after protesting against the Tiananmen Square Massacre 23 years ago. Please add that page to your watch list and stay tuned. :)--Jabo-er (talk) 16:06, 10 August 2012 (UTC)}

Thanks again and take care, DocTree (ʞlɐʇ) (cont) Join WER 00:36, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

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Way to go Heather![edit]

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I noticed the patrol log for Neil Marchington and also noticed that you made these changes rather than just tagging. Way to go and keep up the good work!  Ryan Vesey 14:54, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Great work on your first article! SarahStierch (talk) 20:06, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for all of your work at the Teahouse, heather. Your work is greatly appreciated! -- Luke (Talk) 12:31, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Teahouse Barnstar![edit]

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The new host system worked great! Thanks for your hard work. It's great to be a host! I, Jethrobot drop me a line (note: not a bot!) 03:54, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your continued hard work and patience on the Teahouse design revolution, despite all obstacles --Demiurge1000 (talk) 20:04, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

You're invited! Ada Lovelace Day San Francisco[edit]

October 16 - Ada Lovelace Day Celebration - You are invited!
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Come celebrate Ada Lovelace Day at the Wikimedia Foundation offices in San Francisco on October 16! This event, hosted by the Ada Initiative, the Mozilla Foundation, and the Wikimedia Foundation. It'll be a meet up style event, though you are welcome to bring a laptop and edit about women in STEM if you wish. Come mix, mingle and celebrate the legacy of the world's first computer programmer.

The event is October 16, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, everyone is welcome!

You must RSVP here - see you there!
SarahStierch (talk) 19:53, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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It looks like I've just gone over 1k edits. That would never have happened without the ability to learn from others' questions at the teahouse (and ask several of them myself). What made it effective for me was that newbies can also answer questions without having to worry about getting bitten. Thank you, and well done. GaramondLethe 08:07, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm Mdann52. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Lindsay Phillips, and have un-reviewed it again. If you've got any questions, please ask me on my talk page. Thanks, ~~

Talkback[edit]

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Adrianne Ahern[edit]

Deletion review for Adrianne Ahern[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Adrianne Ahern. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. WilyD 07:05, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Teahouse talkback: you've got messages![edit]

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Hi there, i saw your edits on the page of Anamika Khanna, being a new editor to wikipedia- I was searching of someone experienced & active to asses another article- Sabyasachi Mukherjee upon which I tried to contribute since quite a time. I did post for an assessment but couldn't find any response. I would be glad if you can have a look so that it can help me not to repeat the errors that would be corrected. Would be looking forward to your response

Regards, Tulika Callousfreak (talk) 10:15, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

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Akbar Alemi[edit]

Hi dear Heatherawalls, I've add some sources to this article. Would you just take a look and tell your idea about it? Soroush90gh (talk) 12:59, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

There are 10 sources, as you said I have added reliable sources, would you remove that deletion bar? Soroush90gh (talk) 17:29, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

list of pages[edit]

hello, How can I find the list of pages that I created on Wikipedia Trabelsiismail (talk) 20:37, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi there, I'm not sure so I asked your question at the Teahouse. heather walls (talk) 20:46, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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I see that you don't have any archiving setup; if you would like to, I'd be happy to help.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 19:17, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon tomorrow (Saturday) in Oakland[edit]

Hi, I hope you will be joining us tomorrow afternoon at the Edit-a-thon at Tech Liminal, in Oakland. We'll be working on articles relating to women and democracy (and anything else that interests you). It's sponsored by the California League of Women Voters, Tech Liminal, and me.

If this is the first you are hearing of this event, my apologies for the last-minute notice! I announced it on the San Francisco email list and by a banner on your watchlist, but I neglected to look at the San Francisco invitation list until this evening. If you can't make it this time, I hope to see you at a similar event soon! -Pete (talk) 04:45, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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At least one editor in the Wikipedia Education Program identified you specifically as being a helpful editor! Thanks for being so welcoming to a newbie! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 20:31, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

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Hello Heatherawalls,

I wish you a Merry Christmas !

Dear you, I am contributing to Karen McCrimmon's articles in both French and English. Since a few days I worked non stop on it and I think my articles are almost completed. I will add the picture today if I can find back the way to proceede. I would like to ask you a favor and withdraw the commentary stripes on top of both articles, because it is unfair to leave them there; but I just can't find the way to do it. I am very tired and dont have the energy to learn it now.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_McCrimmon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_McCrimmon

Thank you so much for your support,

Happy New Year,

Sincerely, Edgard Poe--Edgard Poe (talk) 18:28, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Please see[edit]

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/De Medicis. SarahStierch (talk) 23:42, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Picture in commons[edit]

Hi, thanks for informing me. I'm not sure who to speak with though. That is my picture and the copyright doesn't make any sense to me. The pic was taken in Nov 2012, and this copyright says 2011...?

I think the computer i used Photoshop on added this without my knowing. I don't have the means to take another one. :(

Do you have any advice? Thanks.

Nathalie J. Caron (talk) 21:32, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Surprise![edit]

Clown in surgery.jpg why not! SarahStierch (talk) 21:35, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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thank you for going over the article Emily Johnson. Dkreisst (talk) 11:43, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Automated Teahouse greeting system[edit]

We need to establish an automated greeting system where we can refer users to you to be greeted with Teahouse's greeting message. I was thinking of maybe Category:Wikipedians to be greeted by WikiProject Teahouse? We just get too many newbies at WP:AFC with too many questions and we need to offload teaching them Wikipedia's intracies to someone else so that we can focus on the AFC backlog. What do you think? Do you think a bot can greet people listed at the aforementioned category and remove them from it once they have been greeted? —Ahnoneemoos (talk) 20:40, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Help Project newsletter : Issue 5[edit]

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The Help Project Newsletter
Issue V - January 2013
Project news summary
From the editor

Hello again from the Help Project!

In the last newsletter (which was quite a while ago sorry!) I talked about my fellowship and the plans for improving the main portal page, Help:Contents. Well I'm sad to say that my fellowship is now over, but very happy to say that the proposed improvements to that page have been completed and implemented. Do check it out if you haven't already.

Another important and frequently used help page, Wikipedia:Contact us, has also seen a significant revamp. You may recognise the design inspiration from the new tutorial pages.

In project news, we now have a subscription to the "article alerts" service. Any deletion nominations, move discussions, or requests for comments on pages within the Help Project's scope will now show up at Wikipedia:Help Project/Article alerts. So that's definitely a page which project members might want to watch.

Any comments or suggestions for future issues are welcome at Wikipedia:Help Project/Newsletter. If you don't wish to receive this newsletter on your talk page in future then just edit the participants page and add "no newsletter" next to your name.

-- the wub "?!" 23:34, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Heatherawalls, we moved your Teahouse host profile[edit]

Hello Heatherawalls! Thank you for being a host at the Teahouse. However, we haven't heard from you lately, so our bot has moved your Host profile from the host landing page to the host breakroom. No worries; you can always just Check in and our bot will move your profile back. Editing any Teahouse-related page will do the same thing for you. If you would prefer not to receive reminders like this, you can unsubscribe here. Thanks for your help at the Teahouse! HostBot (talk) 01:42, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Your barnstar is very much appreciated. It certainly inspires me to continue welcoming new users where ever possible. --Skamecrazy123 (talk) 13:47, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Congrats... You fixed the Teahouse just where it needed to be fixed![edit]

Some people might say, "It's just my job. I get paid for this." but that would be underestimating just how consistently creative, talented and fun those some people are. Cheers, to your spiffy, nifty, clever design work on the new Badge project. Teahouse has a soulful, enveloping atmosphere thanks to your keen eye and crafty code. I'm glad we have you around!


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Ocaasi t | c 21:01, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Teahouse archives[edit]

I noticed the links had changed and checked the history. So I would like you to take a look at my question.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 22:02, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Help in contributing new articles[edit]

Hi Heather,

I hope you're fine there. I'd like to ask for some assistance in my succeeding contributions to Wikipedia. In particular, I'd like to know how can I deal correctly with the REDIRECT notice in my SANDBOX, redirecting it to my 1st article, Paul Tyma (who'm I find very interesting to write about because of his innovative contributions to computer technology). Is there a proper workaround to this? I've research the many Wikipedia HELP pages but can't seem to find a definitive answer. Although I know now that I can directly contribute articles, I'm just very anxious if I'll be breaking some rules if I make some steps that I'm not sure of. For the time being, I'll contribute again using the Article Wizard system. I'm looking forward to your much needed response. Thanks and best regards. Word.Farmer02 (talk) 06:36, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi Heather. Thank you very much for the response, it really helped me a lot in understanding how the process goes (and I will likely raise some more queries when I encounter other similar concerns). Once I get to have more free time from my work, I will likely focus on contributing more articles as well as edit/copy-edit those that require some much-needed enhancements. Best regards. Word.Farmer02 (talk) 04:22, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi Heather. I'd like to ask for some help in my second contribution Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Face lift dentistry which unfortunately was declined by an already non-existent user Schenka, with this comment: I'm not sure if Face lift Dentistry in itself is worthy of a separate article from Cosmetic_dentistry but this article as written clearly sounds like an advert for Dr. Sam Muslin. Since the procedure seems to be patented and trademarked by him, I suppose it might always be the case. If so, the references section must be improved to indicate the notability of this trademarked procedure. - Is it normal for a user to decline an article for creation, then suddenly cease existing from being a user? I do find that dubious, if not irregular. I just came across Face Lift Dentistry on TV and the Internet and got so interested with it, which prompted me to research and write on that article. And it's far from being an advertisement as I've tried very hard to secure reliable sources, including the actual US Patent records of the said procedure. Why should it be incorporated with Cosmetic_dentistry when I have also discussed the significant differences between the two? I do hope you can help explain to me further if indeed Schenka is in the side of reason, and why did he just disappear after declining my considerably-researched and written piece. And if I can still "save" that article, what must I do? Nonetheless, I'll continue contribute new articles and edits to Wikipedia. Hoping for the best. Cheers. Word.Farmer02 (talk) 07:41, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Question about tattoo design[edit]

Hi, Heather. :) A user has nominated the photograph of Oliver's tattoo for deletion based on the assumption that the tattoo artist added the crossbones beneath the barnstar. I had understood that you designed the tattoo, and according to Victor you released your design under CC-By-SA. Can you please clarify whether my understanding is correct at Commons:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Oliver Tattoo-1.jpg? --Moonriddengirl (talk) 14:40, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Oh, I see you answered this question at the other deletion debate (Commons:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Ironholds indelible barnstar.jpg). I've taken the liberty of pointing to that in the one I had found. :) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 14:57, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

The Tea Leaf - Issue Seven[edit]

Check out the Teahouse Genie Badge, awarded for solving issues on the Teahouse Wishlist.

Hello again! We have some neat updates about the Teahouse:

  • And...for all of your great work and all of the progress that you've helped the Teahouse make, we hereby award you the Host Badge:


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Experienced editors with this badge have committed to welcoming guests, helping new editors, and upholding the standards of the Teahouse by giving friendly and patient guidance—at least for a time.

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Teahouse talk[edit]

Hi Heather, Thanks for you input on the thread about asking a newbie who his/her employee is. I am happy to discuss with you any further points you have, either here or on the Teahouse talk page. I tried to move the conversation to the Teahouse talk page because I didn't think that the Questionairre page was the best place for a policy discussion but I'll defer to you on that since you have much more experience at Teahouse than I do. Best, --KeithbobTalk 15:21, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi! Yeah, normally I am totally behind the idea of removing policy-like discussions to the talk page, but this time I thought it might be nice to share with guests. Apologies if I made that uncomfortable at all. heather walls (talk) 06:47, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
No worries, appreciate your input :-) --KeithbobTalk 20:24, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Your recent revision at the Teahouse front page.[edit]

Much respect to you as the main technogeek that works on the Teahouse pages themselves, but it is my personal feeling that Moxy's revision may have been half right. Blue is the traditional color for links, right? And that is a link, right? So how about making the boldface "Questions" blue and leaving the rest black? Unless my mouse went over that sentence, I would not suspect that it was a link! Just sayin....I leave the graphic folks to get the graphics as they should be, as I haven't enough technical knowledge to be of much help in implementing any changes. Be well, Heather, and happy belated Valentine's Day. Gtwfan52 (talk) 04:04, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi Gtwfan! Here is the message I left for Moxy regarding this dif. The thing about that line is that it is not necessary as a link, it is redundant to the one below which has the icon and is underlined. Someone wanted that line to to be clickable as well, but we didn't want to make another visual link choice (there are already too many on that page). So, it's not as obvious as blue, but it's not the only link in that direction. Thanks for sharing your opinion, I appreciate it :) heather walls (talk) 06:44, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
The main reason it was changed is because at the help desk people were asking what the page was for (as they saw no visible link to click on - or the ones they found did not take them to a page to ask questions) (WP:link color). As for the short cuts - they were added because people are coming to the help desk not being able to find there way back to the teahouse were they had originally posted a question - informing them them all they have to do to get back to the page is type WP:TH I believe is useful. That said its not a big problem only a few post a week of this nature. All this is not s big deal to me - the page does work as intended - you have done a great job. On a side note I have created Wikipedia:Help index as we were getting complaint after complaint by our students about help pages begin all over the place with no central disruptive directory. Its simply amazing how many help pages there are - overwhelming for most to find the right information, Moxy (talk) 20:40, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the Teahouse guide[edit]

I was wondering about the talkpage notification. Thanks!--Amadscientist (talk) 21:19, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

The Tea Leaf - Issue Seven (special Birthday recap)[edit]

A celebratory cupcake from the Teahouse Birthday Badge

It's been a full year since the Teahouse opened, and as we're reflecting on what's been accomplished, we wanted to celebrate with you.

Teahouse guests and hosts are sharing their stories in a new blog post about the project.

1 year statistics for Teahouse visitors compared to invited non-visitors from the pilot:

Metric Control group Teahouse group Contrast
Average retention (weeks with at least 1 edit) 5.02 weeks 8.57 weeks 1.7x retention
Average number of articles edited 58.7 articles 116.9 edits 2.0x articles edited
Average talk page edits 36.5 edits 85.6 edits 2.4x talk page edits
Average article space edits 129.6 edits 360.4 edits 2.8x article edits
Average total edits (all namespaces) 182.1 edits 532.4 edits 2.9x total edits

Over the past year almost 2000 questions have been asked and answered, 669 editors have introduced themselves, 1670 guests have been served, 867 experienced Wikipedians have participated in the project, and 137 have served as hosts. Read more project analysis in our CSCW 2013 paper

Last month January was our most active month so far! 78 profiles were created, 46 active hosts answered 263 questions, and 11 new hosts joined the project.

Come by the Teahouse to share a cup of tea and enjoy a Birthday Cupcake! Happy Birthday to the Teahouse and thank you for a year's worth of interest and support :-)

-- Ocaasi and the rest of the Teahouse Team 20:53, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
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The Teahouse Turns One![edit]

It's been an exciting year for the Teahouse and you were a part of it. Thanks so much for visiting, asking questions, sharing answers, being friendly and helpful, and just keeping Teahouse an awesome place. You can read more about the impact we're having and the reflections of other guests and hosts like you. Please come by the Teahouse to celebrate with us, and enjoy this sparkly cupcake badge as our way of saying thank you. And, Happy Birthday!


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To celebrate the many hosts and guests we've met and the nearly 2000 questions asked and answered during this excellent first year, we're giving out this tasty cupcake badge.

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--Ocaasi and the rest of the Teahouse Team 22:34, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

You are a Teahouse Founder![edit]

From the first months, through its first birthday, you have stuck with the Teahouse, nurtured its community, learned and helped, shared and improved. Simply put, the Teahouse would not be what it is without you. Stick around, because we need your lovely attitudes, sincere dedication, sharp minds, crafty design, caring reform, technical wits, and good humor. Display this delicious badge with honor, for you are a Teahouse Founder.


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Awarded to editors who participated in the Wikipedia Teahouse during its first months and are still participating a year later.

To celebrate the editors who have been with Teahouse from the beginning through its first year, we've made you this extra special birthday badge! Teahouse continues to be awesome because you are still here all these months later, so thank you. You are the Foundation of this awesome project.

Earn more badges at: Teahouse Badges
With the utmost cheer and appreciation,
--Ocaasi and the rest of the Teahouse Team 23:00, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Good work![edit]

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Hey Heatherawalls! Great idea for starting that "Get started" page for the WikiProject Philippines! For that great effort, you're deserving to earn this barnstar concerning your work for the Philippine WikiProject. Thanks ;) Mediran (tc) 01:05, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

CC-BY-SA Attribution[edit]

This doesn't work, because you can't guarantee that you will create all future badges, and that they're all attributed to you. Some of them are derivatives meaning that needs to be credited as well. I undid you on /Small because I didn't see your other two. Please undo yourself so attribution isn't broken. Legoktm (talk) 08:23, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Badgeometer[edit]

Proof of concept (borrowing heavily from your Teahouse/host code):

Feedback, design tweaks welcome. I'm not sure how to get rid of the black bars or make the badges align left rather than hold spaces. If this works, we could encourage users to display the badges they've earned on their userpages, similar to the way we're doing on their profiles. Cheers! Ocaasi t | c 18:54, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Adding a badge to your teahouse profile[edit]

Hi, Heather. I see you got one of those special first birthday badges too. somehow it is on your host profile, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to add it to mine. I don't appear to have a field for it. can you help? Gtwfan52 (talk) 10:55, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you very much. Going to be on an extended Wikibreak after this week, so I have been trying to get little things here and there cleaned up. Good luck in all you do in the meantime. Keep up the good work, and see you in the fall, hopefully sooner. Gtwfan52 (talk) 16:59, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Heather![edit]

Thanks for the cool Teahouse badge! I love to welcome people in any way I can. ~ Anastasia (talk) 20:24, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Teahouse template edit[edit]

I have made a bold edit to Template:TH question page to insure editors know that new questions go at the top or to click the "ask a new question" button. This was brought up briefly at the TH lounge. If this is not acceptable for any reason I understand if this is reverted in any way. Thanks!--Amadscientist (talk) 06:32, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Teahouse Questions and Answers edit notice[edit]

We have put together a welcoming edit notice:

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Hello and welcome to the Teahouse edit window!
To add a question please use the "Ask a Question" button on the Teahouse Q&A Board.
If you choose to manually add your question,
Please place it above the last question asked, so that it will appear at the top of the page!

Doing so will attract the attention of a host much quicker!
Thank you and happy editing!

I have asked User:Chamal N to add this to the edit window if that is acceptable.--Amadscientist (talk) 06:49, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg I got Stewardship economy moved out to article space, but you might want to help User:Julianpratt a little more closely than I did about adding references to the section with all the bullets and converting it to WP:PROSE.

I don't know why I am leaving you strawberries instead of a regular talk section. It seems to be the thing to do on your talk page, so enjoy! EllenCT (talk) 07:09, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks[edit]

Thanks for your welcome to Wikipedia following my submission of Stewardship Economy. And for the pointer to Teahouse. Still finding my way around - hope I have posted this in the right place. Julianpratt (talk) 20:53, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

You're invited to the first-ever Wikipedia Iconathon![edit]

Help build the visual language of Wikipedia at the first ever Wikimedia Foundation/Noun Project Iconathon
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The Wikimedia Foundation is partnering up with the Noun Project to run the first-ever Wikipedia Iconathon on April 6th at WMF headquarters, and you're invited!

What is an Iconathon: An iconathon is a co-design process where Wikimedia staff, the user community, and a few graphic designers collaboratively discuss what symbols could best represent a concept for an icon – for example, what's the best icon for New Editor, Revert or Oversight? Sketches will be converted into high fidelity icons by Noun Project graphic designers, and will be released under a free license for use by anyone on the Internet. Help build the free encyclopedia icon set that anyone in the world can share and reuse!

Logistics: The event runs from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm on April 6th at the Wikimedia Foundation office in San Francisco. Follow the signs at the door! We'll have plenty of paper and pens/pencils for sketching.

How to sign up: Please register here using the code 'wiki'

More info:

About the Noun Project About Iconathons

Hope to see you there! :) Maryana (WMF) (talk) 21:46, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

March Grants News[edit]

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Eight projects have been awarded grants in this pilot round of the Individual Engagement Grants program. You can read more about them in our blog post. Many thanks to everyone who participated in this round! We look forward to seeing even more of your ideas and input in preparation for round 2, which begins on August 1st.

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Teahouse/Host[edit]

So, ya... I got the image thing good, I just can't figure out at the moment why some people have h2 lines that are short and others go to the edge of the screen. I'm befuddled... Do you see the same thing? Any ideas? User:Technical 13   ( C • M • Click to learn how to view this signature as intended ) 00:21, 30 March 2013 (UTC)


If you're going to edit FAGS_(candy)...[edit]

At least make it searchable. It's existed since 1943!
I tried "Fags candy" and it didn't redirect to FADS. Been a while since I've edited on wiki.
You likely know the search tricks better than I recall! :)
(At least "FAGS" redirects to "fag" which leads to the candy...)

As a kid I was one of the many in the P.C skirmish, ended up eating both FAGS and FADS in the end!

Oh and if you think this is facepalming due to time and language evolution,
wait until you see COON (cheese), Redskins (candy) and Golden Gaytime (ice cream)!
(All of which still sell! Most Aussies look at the nicer definition with these names.
Only the hateful few see the horrid ways to twist the name.
Although I can't excuse Redskins for having a Native American on wrappers. Wonka finally removed him after buying the company thankfully!)
CertifiableNut (talk) 08:13, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Teahouse guests[edit]

Hi Heather, You might want to take a look at the Teahouse guest page because there's something funny going on at the bottom. ~ Anastasia (talk) 16:19, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

I don't see the problem at the bottom. I am curious why the div is wrapped around the {{WP:Teahouse/Host navigation}} instead of inside the actual template itself (which makes more sense to me). I did notice an issue on that page that with "Change UTC-based times and dates, such as those used in signatures, to be relative to local time. (documentation)" selected in the "Appearance" section of Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets, the left and right columns overlap each other. Technical 13 (talk) 16:59, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
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I fixed the issue that Missionedit is speaking of :) heather walls (talk) 17:02, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
I suppose the div is around the template so that the template can have the chance of being seen/used without the special script if it needs to be used somewhere else. It doesn't bother me to have it outside of the template, and helps to explain how it works a little. heather walls (talk) 17:05, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
As for the time thing, I'm sorry I can't figure out what you are talking about. heather walls (talk) 17:07, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
See the image I just uploaded. :) Technical 13 (talk) 17:17, 5 April 2013 (UTC) ⇒
Do you mean you set a special setting that changes the look of timestamps and that means that they overlap? Interesting to know! I don't have time to fix it at the moment, but if I come across some spare time I'll look into it. Thanks for the screenshot. heather walls (talk) 17:32, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
Yes, there is a gadget that changes the look of timestamps and it is making the length of the timestamps longer forcing them out of their "normal" permitable area causing an overlapping. I just took a look at the templates that create that page and I can't fix it without bot access. Wikipedia:Teahouse/Guest is going to have to be modified so that it includes the timestamp inside of it instead of placing on the left/right page. Wikipedia:Teahouse/Guest_profile will also have to be modified to add it as an argument for the template instead of after the template. Then, it can be formatted inside the template so that the div has an allocated amount of width: 248px;..... Ahh... I'll need to look this over some more... There are a lot of things that don't make sense to me about the current structure of the templates, and I'm betting that is why there are "issues" arising from them. Would you be offended if I copied all of the templates to a section in my userspace to work on them and see what I can do? Technical 13 (talk) 17:58, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
Feel free to copy them to look at them. I'd much prefer you not make any changes to the templates the Teahouse pages use without discussing it with me and J-Mo (some things are the way they are because of his bots). heather walls (talk) 18:03, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

─────────────────Yeah, the edits I need to make to seem logical to me and work are going to be partly T&E and I would rather not do that to the actual templates, hence my thoughts to do it in my user space. Face-grin.svg Technical 13 (talk) 18:11, 5 April 2013 (UTC) ───────────────────────── hey y'all. Changing the way the timestamp is displayed shouldn't affect HostBot. The timestamps are set during the profile creation workflow, which just uses (a big ol' mess of) template calls. Fortunately as Heather mentioned the timestamps only break the layout when the user viewing the page has the Comments on local time gadget enabled, so most users won't see the funny bug you noticed. - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 23:15, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Hello I am Sanchez_2142 from Spain, I give you a kitten for you.

Sanchez 2142 (talk) 20:03, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Teahouse badges[edit]

I just came across the Teahouse badges you created and was really struck by how attractive they are—nice work! – 29611670.x (talk) 20:54, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

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Congrats... You fixed the Teahouse just where it needed to be fixed![edit]

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Awarded to those who have solved issues on the Teahouse Wishlist.


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Just trying this code out, which Technical worked out in WikiLove. It looks clean to me but I'm not sure about the right-aligned message and signature, which pulls the eye away from the badge text. What do you think??
Ocaasi t | c 16:21, 23 April 2013 (UTC)


That right align is in the badge template and can be easily moved to be centered or left aligned, my purpose for doing it that was was to the message wouldn't detract from the badge itself by being out of default eyesight. Regardless where you think the message should be, I think the signature should stay on that side at least as it is the last thing in the box and "closes" it best IMHO. Technical 13 (talk) 16:24, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

+ It looks good when there is only 1 line of text... It looks kinds of crappy when it is a line and a half, although, I think if I added a cell/div (idr if that template uses a table or divs) to make the message 50-66% of the overall width it would look good as multiple lines. I'll play with that part of it in the sandbox tonight. Technical 13 (talk) 17:05, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
+ Okay, per Ocaasi's suggestion, I played with the whitespace surrounding the message and signature and alignments of both elements and above is what I found to be the most appealing to me. What do you think? Technical 13 (talk) 17:13, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Help Project newsletter : Issue 6[edit]

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The Help Project Newsletter

Issue VI - April 2013

Open Help Conference

The Open Help Conference will be taking place June 15-19 in Cincinnati Ohio, USA. The conference includes two days of presentations and open discussions, followed by team "sprints" - collaborative efforts to write and improve documentation.

It has been suggested to send a team from Wikipedia/Wikimedia: to share our own knowledge about help, learn from others in the open source community working on similar problems, and to carry out a sprint to improve some aspect of Wikipedia's help.

There may be support available for volunteers to attend from the Participation Support program (and your editor is certainly hoping to be there!) Please join the discussion in Meta's IdeaLab if you're interested, and/or have suggestions about what we could work on.

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Teahouse Small Badges[edit]

Due to my self-perceived success with the modification to the large template, I've decided to tackle adding the ability to specify a number of badges received in the Wikipedia:Teahouse/Badge/Small template and have set up a series of -sandbox templates (Wikipedia:Teahouse/Host-sandbox, Wikipedia:Teahouse/Badge/Small-sandbox, Wikipedia:Teahouse/Badge/Answer-sandbox, Wikipedia:Teahouse/Badge/Easter egg-sandbox, Wikipedia:Teahouse/Badge/Host-sandbox, Wikipedia:Teahouse/Badge/Question-sandbox) and have been testing the changes on Wikipedia:Teahouse/Host landing#Technical 13. For some reason, setting the value of badges to "yes" or "1" changes the placement of the badge. Also, the easter-egg badge seems smaller to me, and I'm not sure why. I know you are familiar with some of this coding stuff, so I figured I'd have you look at it and see if you can offer some improvements. I'm also asking Soni, Writ, Sarah, and Ocaasi to take a peek at it as well and see if we can't get it working right. Thanks. Technical 13 (talk) 22:22, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

(/me talkpage stalker). Let's hold off on any changes to the live badge templates for now. Teahouse Badges are currently a pilot project and we're actively gathering data on who gets what badge & when, so we can evaluate whether giving people badges makes them fitter/happier/more productive/etc. Any changes to the badge templates could affect our ability to track them, or introduce bias into our data. Once the pilot is over, though, we would welcome your input on next steps. Perhaps we can make a Teahouse Badge Task Force after the pilot, for discussing and implementing Badges 2.0. - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 22:59, 27 April 2013 (UTC)
I have no problem on holding of on making the changes live. I knew the change was going to be something that was going to take a little time in between revisions which is why I opted for the -sandbox approach. Feel free to take a look at what I've started and if you can get the small badges properly lined up and the numbers to show up correctly over the images, that would be great. I'm assuming there is a bot gathering data on how many of each badge people are getting? It would be cool if that could be modified after your data is gathered so that it could work in coordination with the template changes I've been working on to display how many of each badge each of us has gotten on the Host landing page. :) Technical 13 (talk) 23:05, 27 April 2013 (UTC)
Agreed! I'd love to get HostBot more involved in the badge display. Right now all it's doing is updating a daily report of badges awarded, but we've talked about implementing a more leaderboard-style approach as well. Do you happen to program in Python? We could collaborate on some code sometime. - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 23:23, 27 April 2013 (UTC)
Hey, I just found WP:Village pump (technical)#Temporarily disabling WikiLove on English Wikipedia and thought it might be of interest to you. Should we post some kind of notice on the Teahouse page someplace? How would we go about doing that, is there a template designed for host notices? I've looked at trying to learn Python, but have found the resources on learning it to be slim. I'll probably take another crack at it sometime, but like my host profile says, I'm pretty logical and I catch on quick. That being said, I wouldn't be opposed to peeking at the code, I've found that sometimes a non-language specific eye can pick up on subtleties and ask questions that would otherwise be overlooked. Technical 13 (talk) 23:50, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

──────────── Hey there, Heather... I got my sandbox to work... I worked with Soni to get it figured out, and you can check it out → User talk:TheOriginalSoni#Teahouse Badges. Technical 13 (talk) 01:25, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for The Daughter of Dawn[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Wiknic 2013[edit]

Wiknic 2013
Sunday, June 23rd · 12:34pm · Lake Merritt, Oakland
Theme: Hyperlocal list-making
Lake Merritt Wild Duck Refuge (Oakland, CA)

This year's 2013 SF Wiknik will be held at Lake Merritt, next to Children's Fairyland in Oakland. This event will be co-attended by people from the hyperlocal Oakland Wiki. May crosspollination of ideas and merriment abound!

Location and Directions[edit]

  • Location: The grassy area due south of Children's Fairyland (here) (Oakland Wiki)
    • Nearest BART: 19th Street
    • Nearest bus lines: NL/12/72
    • Street parking abounds
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You're invited...[edit]

to two upcoming Bay Area events:

  • Maker Faire 2013, Sat/Sun May 18-19, San Mateo -- there will have a booth about Wikimedia, and we need volunteers to talk to the public and ideas for the booth -- see the wiki page to sign up!
  • Edit-a-Thon 5, Sat May 25, 10-2pm, WMF offices in San Francisco -- this will be a casual edit-a-thon open to both experienced and new editors alike! Please sign up if on the wiki page if you can make it so we know how much food to get.

I hope you can join us at one or both! -- phoebe / (talk to me) 20:12, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

A Kitten For You :)[edit]

Cute kitten.jpg Keep being cool! My respects. Miss Bono (zootalk) 20:12, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi Heather, I just was sitting in my house with my iPod turn on so loud and this idea came to my mind: What if the Spanish Wikipedia had a Teahouse, it would be like La Casa del Té. Please, reply at my talk page if you think you can help me. Cheers!! Miss Bono (zootalk) 12:27, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Teahouse archives links[edit]

I asked this question and you disagreed with my desire to go back to older archives. To you a search function is enough, but I'd like to have a link to older archives.

I created a list of links to the Teahouse archives but it has been reverted. I'm not sure where to store it. But you can go back to the history to see how it might look.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 19:06, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Actually, since these are sandboxes, I suppose I can change it. Here is the link to the older archive, and here is the archive itself.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 19:26, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) I don't see where Heather disagreed with you, she simply asked you to clarify what your thought was. I am personally confused by this as well and do not yet see any clarification. Also, of note, is a discussion Wikipedia talk:Teahouse/Host lounge#Archive navigation which I am wondering if is relevant to your question. If that is the case, I intend on going through with AWB and updating all of the old archives to use the more advanced template by the end of this week. Technical 13 (talk) 19:24, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
To quote Heather, "I don't think we need to link to every archive." I said that we should. I don't know what there is to clarify. If you look at what I just did, you have a link to older archives, and then the older archives themselves. Each two-digit number represents a section of the archives.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 19:29, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
Ah... I agree that it would be too long and confusing to new editors on the THQ page itself; although, if there was consensus, I wouldn't be opposed to adding it to the individual archive pages themselves in the big dead white space next to the TOC when I go through and update the talk page header template, which I'll put on hold pending a discussion of this. That being said, I would move this discussion to the host lounge for everyone to discuss it and just leave a note here for Heather saying that a discussion originally placed for them was moved to get a consensus at the the suggestion of me on the host lounge talk page. Technical 13 (talk) 19:43, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

─────────────────────────I didn't even know this was going on there. I was in Archive 10the current Teahouse and saw a link to the Teahouse talk page and was reminded my suggestion had probably been archived. It was, and only Heather had responded.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 19:48, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Hey ya'll :). I think that having every numbered archive on the question page is overkill. The first priority of WP:Teahouse/Questions is the very new users and we want them to ask their question, not search an archive. We want to minimize access to archives on that page (left alone, I would have less), which I know probably goes against the instincts of experienced Wikipedians. I do think that using that box on the archive pages themselves is a great idea. Thanks for all of your efforts! heather walls (talk) 23:25, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
I'll add it to all of the archive pages as a transcluded header. I'm starting to wonder if perhaps we should format up a special teahouse archive header incorporating all of {{Automatic archive navigator}}, the complete archive list box and a specially formated TOC? I'll mention it on the host lounge page. Technical 13 (talk) 23:31, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

ECOtality page update help...[edit]

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Hello Heather, I'd like to speak to you about updating the ECOtality page. I'm very new at doing edits here and would appreciate your help. Please e-mail me. Thanks! :)

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World Digital Library-Wikimedia Partnership Newsletter[edit]

Expand Wikipedia's free knowledge with WDL resources!

Hi Heatherawalls! Thanks for participating in the World Digital Library-Wikimedia Partnership. Your contributions are important to improving Wikipedia! I wanted to share a few updates with you:

  • We have an easy way to now cite WDL resources. You can learn more about it on our news page, here.
  • Our to-do list is being expanded and features newly digitized and created resources from libraries and archives around the world, including content from Sweden, Qatar, the Library of Congress, and more! You can discover new content for dissemination here.
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Keep up the great work, and please contact me if you need anything! Thank you for all you do for free knowledge! EdwardsBot (talk) 16:42, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Can you use this?[edit]

Took me forever, but it's finally here:

Edinburgh, Scotland

SarahStierch (talk) 00:40, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Goldie Blox[edit]

Orlady (talk) 00:05, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

IRC office hours for wiki-mentors and Snuggle users[edit]

Hi. We're organizing an office hours session with the Teahouse to bring in mentors from across the wiki to try out Snuggle and discuss it's potential to support mentorship broadly. The Snuggle team would appreciate it if you would come and participate in the discussion. We'll be having it in #wikimedia-officeconnect on Wed. July 17th @ 1600 UTC. See the agenda for more info. --EpochFail(talkwork), Technical 13 (talk), TheOriginalSoni (talk) 17:33, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Teahouse model...[edit]

Hello Heather, how are you doing? I wanted to discuss the Teahouse model/structure and your thoughts on the possibility of using such structure and basic model for Wikipedia:Dispute Resolution Noticeboard. Over the last few months DR/N has been attempting to adjust to user concerns/complaints about the formality and structure of the Dispute Resolution process. As you may know, User:Steven Zhang has put in a great deal of work in establishing the DR/N and its original WikiProject. Over time, the original structure of DR/N was changed. In order to address many of the concerns, the formality of DR/N is being lowered back into the informal and non binding mediation forum it was and still is intended for.

One of the ideas that Steven and many of the DR/N volunteers (at least I hope) has taken to heart is the idea of being gentle and polite and having a friendly location to discuss the dispute within the framework of Wikipedia policy and guidelines. This is what I believe to be the basic idea of the "Teahouse". I also suggested that, perhaps the volunteers could personalize themselves more as human beings and individuals (that personality behind the username) by creating a Volunteer landing page similar to that of the Teahouse Host Landing, where volunteers add themselves to our list through his process, creating a small bio about themselves at the same time for editors to look through and see the editors assisting at DR/N. The Teahouse model seems to be, the very best choice and direction to take DR/N. I am not sure if I have already mentioned this before to you or not, but we would like to look further into the more technical logistics of function, mark-up and where it may just be possible to copy almost verbatim any code and text that would be transferable/usable with attribution. I am not Wikignome, but I manage. I wanted to be sure and get your thoughts (or further thoughts if I did mention this already) as I attempt to put everything together. I may have already created a page somewhere. Need to look.--Amadscientist (talk) 18:46, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to The Wikipedia Adventure![edit]

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Help Project newsletter : Issue 7[edit]

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The Help Project Newsletter
Issue VII - August 2013


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Welcome to The Wikipedia Adventure![edit]

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Proposed deletion of Vista Equity Partners[edit]

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I realize you didn't write this article, but you did make substantial contributions to it about a year ago. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 02:39, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

iTunes and Google play graphics[edit]

Hi Heather, a couple of your uploads are currently being discussed at commons:Commons:Village pump/Copyright#File:Download on iTunes.svg. --Avenue (talk) 23:38, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

shiny spinning object[edit]

Please remove from your userpage. I came here to ask a serious question, and checked there first to make sure you were not on wikibreak or some other impor.... hey.

Hey look.

What is, look, hey, what is that... shiny... spinnnnninnng... thhhhiiiiinnnnggggggg


And now here it is three hours later, and I don't even remember what happened! That. Thing. Is. A. Menace. Please. Revert. It. PLEEZ.

Appreciate it, thanks. 74.192.84.101 (talk) 15:16, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

redirect needs creating, motto needs qualification[edit]

Hello, I picked you from the list over at WP:RETENTION at random, well, okay, not really at random, I'm jealous you are 42 on there, which is very random, but not pseudo-random, if you catch my drift.

I noticed it is not possible to use wp:retention which methinks sticks out less than WP:RETENTION, because nobody has created the necessary redirect for lowercase yet. The redirect is already there for wp:teahouse which works fine and send the clicking-user over to WP:TEAHOUSE. Anyhoo, I tried to create the redirect-page, but apparently the-encyclopedia-anyone-can-edit is not applicable on project pages, which is a shame. Besides having 42, and a registered uid, and a shiny spinning thing, you also have a WMF paystub, so presumably you *can* create the redirect. Please click here, wp:retention, and then paste in this magic incantation:

#REDIRECT [[WP:RETENTION]]

Thanks for improving wikipedia, see you around. p.s. If you don't have time, no problem, ping my talkpage and I'll take care of it. 74.192.84.101 (talk) 15:24, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

 Done :) heather walls (talk) 01:40, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
Appreciate it. Hey, on another subject, there is a new user Pratham, who added themselves to the teahouse-host-list. They also underwent their first RfA. Not bad for the first month of editing. :-)     I'm trying to get ahold of them, so I can explain the ropes, they they are difficult to get in contact with because they haven't quite figure out the talkpage-thing just yet. Point being, I would appreciate if you leave them a brief note, mentioning they can sign up to be a teahouse-host anytime, we welcome the help, but first please have a talk with 74, who will explain everything (I believe they were under the impression that they needed to sign up as a host in order to ask teahouse-questions). Here is the diff where you were cleaning up the teahouse page,[1] and here is their userpage. User_talk:Prathamprakash29 Thanks again, see you around. 74.192.84.101 (talk) 13:31, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Barnstar of Awesome[edit]

TWA badge 2.png Barnstar of Awesome
You are hereby awarded the Barnstar of Awesome for your amazing work on The Wikipedia Adventure.

You. Are. Awesome. Check out your name in the game credits here: WP:TWA/About.


Thank you again :) --Ocaasi 15:40, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

File on Commons[edit]

I realized that the file you've uploaded on commons File:Wikimedia logo family inline 2.png has since the last update a pixelated version of the Wikipedia Logo in the background. The page is protected for me and I do not have the tools to fix it. But the mistake is almost not visible and not really tragic. Greetings Bigbossfarin (talk) 21:01, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to The Wikipedia Adventure![edit]

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Hi ! We're so happy you wanted to play to learn, as a friendly and fun way to get into our community and mission. I think these links might be helpful to you as you get started.

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You're invited: Art & Feminism Edit-a-thon[edit]

Art & Feminism Edit-a-Thon - You are invited!
Hi Heatherawalls! The first Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in San Francisco.

Any editors interested in the intersection of feminism and art are welcome. Wikipedians of all experience levels are invited! Experienced editors will be on hand to help new editors.
Bring a friend and a laptop! Come one, come all! Learn more here!

SarahStierch (talk) 08:58, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Challenge sounds[edit]

Hey Heather, see you've been playing around in the TWA :) I'm curious if you saw the sounds. Any thoughts? Also, I'm playing with their placement, could you give me some thoughts on the options in my sandbox? Cheers, hope to see you in SF! Ocaasi t | c 03:17, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Service Award[edit]

Editor - gold ribbon - 3 pips.jpgThis editor is an
Experienced Editor
and is entitled to display this
Service Badge.


Vjmlhds (talk) 14:34, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Michele Colucci[edit]

Hi! I recently wrote an article, Michele Colucci, on a notable female entrepreneur, and I would appreciate if you would please consider contributing to the ongoing discussion about possible deletion of this article. Thank you. --Vindeniträden (talk) 21:48, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

HI![edit]

I'm taking the WIKISOO class and I just found you on the BADGE project page. I'm learning, Heather! It's cool. xo-Kelsey, aka @agathafrye — Preceding unsigned comment added by Agathafrye (talkcontribs) 02:28, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY![edit]

Hope you're having a rad day. If I knew how to send you some funny picture, I'd do that (but I don't, so I won't). Agathafrye (talk) 00:29, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Thanks for letting me practice on you! Agathafrye (talk) 22:19, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

You're invited! WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley[edit]

Saturday, April 5 - WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley - You are invited!
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The University of California, Berkeley's Berkeley Center for New Media is hosting our first edit-a-thon, facilitated by WikiWoman Sarah Stierch, on April 5! This event, focused on engaging women to contribute to Wikipedia, will feature a brief Wikipedia policy and tips overview, followed by a fast-paced energetic edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Please bring your laptop and be prepared to edit about women and women's history!

The event is April 5, from 1-5 PM, at the Berkeley Center for New Media Commons at Moffitt Library.

You must RSVP here - see you there! SarahStierch (talk) 23:23, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Commons:Mobile app/Download[edit]

Heatherawalls, Commons:Mobile app/Download you wrote has a problem there are no links to File:WMCommonsApp rainbow.png and File:WMCommonsAPP upload2.png, so there is no way to look up the authors of those files as required by CC licenses. I could not figure out how to fix it. Can you help? --Jarekt (talk) 15:27, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

A request.[edit]

Hello Heather.

Seeing as you're a talented designer, and I'm a clumsy ox, I was wondering if you could do something for a fellow Teahouse host.

Could you design a barnstar for me that I'd like to create to award to those who make positive contributions to Cleveland related articles?

I was thinking just incorporating the Indians' "C" logo (Indians Logo 2014 Season.png) into the typical wiki barnstar.

If you could do this for me, I'd be much obliged, and I'll make sure to award you the first one as a token of thanks.

Vjmlhds (talk) 06:14, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Welcome to The Wikipedia Adventure![edit]

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Adding Teahouse badges to the Twinkle interface.[edit]

As someone who quite regularly uses Twinkle, and as a Teahouse host as well, I was wondering if it might speed things up if we could add all the Teahouse badges to the Twinkle interface. After all, they have all manner of barnstars and bits as well. Let me know what you think. --13:16, 12 June 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Skamecrazy123 (talkcontribs)

  • (talk page stalker) We've already added them to the WikiLove interface, to access this, you just need to have Preferences → Editing → Enable showing appreciation for other users with the WikiLove tab checked, and add to your common.js (where all of your existing Teahouse scripts are) the following line of code:
    importScript( 'User:Ocaasi/WikiLoveinstallscript.js' );// [[User:Ocaasi/WikiLoveinstallscript.js]]
    
    Will this work for you? If not, I could "probably" help you put together a custom list for Twinkle. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 14:22, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

You're invited! Litquake Edit-a-thon in San Francisco[edit]

You are invited!Litquake Edit-a-thonSee you there!
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  In the area? You're invited to
   San Francisco Meetup # 22
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  Date: October 11, 2014
  Time: 1-5 pm
  Place: 149 New Montgomery Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
  prev: Meetup 21 - next: Meetup 23 | All SF meetups & events

The Edit-a-thon will occur in parallel with Litquake, the San Francisco Bay Area's annual literature festival. Writers from all over the Bay Area and the world will be in town during the nine day festival, so the timing is just right for us to meetup and create/translate/expand/improve articles about literature and writers. All levels of Wikipedia editing experience are welcome. This event will include new editor training. RSVP →here←. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:07, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

RM notification[edit]

Since you have participated in at least one Requested Move or Move Review discussion, either as participant or closer, regarding the title of the article currently at Sarah Jane Brown, you are being notified that there is another discussion about that going on now, at Talk:Sarah Jane Brown#Requested move #10. We hope we can finally achieve consensus among all participating about which title best meets policy and guidelines, and is not too objectionable. --В²C 17:14, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello Heatherawalls. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

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SF edit-a-thons on March 7 and 8[edit]

ArtAndFeminism (3/7) and International Women's Day (3/8)!
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

In celebration of WikiWomen's History Month, the SF Bay Area Wikipedia community has two events in early March -- please consider attending!

First, we have an ArtAndFeminism edit-a-thon, which will take place at the Kadist Art Foundation from 12 noon to 6pm on Saturday, March 7. We'll be one of many sites worldwide participating in this edit-a-thon on March 7th. So join us as we help improve Wikipedia's coverage of women artists and their works!

Second, we will be celebrating International Women's Day with the International Women's Day edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 8 from 1pm to 5pm at the Wikimedia Foundation. Our editing focus will be on women, of course!

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Help with Copyright information[edit]

Hello! I see you are the uploader of File:Get it on Google play.svg and was wondering if you could help me with the copyright information for File:Download on the App Store Badge.svg. Thanks! JC713 (talk) 22:22, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Owl[edit]

Wikipedia Library owl.svg
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Sorry to be obtuse, but what's the owl got on the end of that string – a padlock? tnx. Sca (talk) 13:25, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Ah, I shudda knowed.... Thanks. Sca (talk) 17:59, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Welcome to The Wikipedia Adventure![edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Bay Area WikiSalon series kickoff, April 27[edit]

Please join us in San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism
Panel discussion at a recent Wikipedia & Journalism event.

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area will gather to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. We have two brief presentations lined up for our kickoff event in downtown San Francisco:

  • The Nueva Upper School recently hosted the first ever high school Wikipedia edit-a-thon. We will hear what interests them about Wikipedia, what they have learned so far, and what they hope to achieve.
  • Photojournalist Kris Schreier Lyseggen, author of The Women of San Quentin: The Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons, will tell us about her work and how she researched the topic.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. We will have beverages and light snacks.

Please note: You must register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on this point.

For further details, see here: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, April 2016

We hope to see you -- and until then, happy editing! - Pete, Ben & Wayne

Invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series on May 25[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. We will have beverages and light snacks.

Please note: You must register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on this point.

For further details, see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, May 2016


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Invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, June 29[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We make sure to allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages and light snacks. We will also have:

  • A brief report on Pride edit-a-thon recently held at the San Francisco Publice Library, coordinated by Merrilee:
    What topics might we cover in a follow up?
    Find out more about resources your public library provides to help with editing (hint, it's more than just books!)
    Special announcement (secret for now but come and find out more!)
  • Join in on an in person Wikidojo!
    Are you curious how your peers approach writing a Wikipedia article? This exercise, pioneered by Wikipedians Nikola Kalchev and Vassia Atanassova in 2015 and conducted in many places around the world, will help us all - from first-time wiki users to veteran Wikipedians - share ideas, while building an article together. If you have ideas (relating to Bay Area history, ideally) about a new article we could build (stubs and short existing articles are fine), please submit them ahead of time to coordinator Pete Forsyth. (User talk page or email is fine.)
    Announcements and impromptu topics are welcome, too!

Please note: You must register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict.

For further details, see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, June 2016


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REMINDER/invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, June 29 at 6 p.m.[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco tonight!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

If you cannot join in person or want to view portions later:

We will have:

  • Light snacks, and time to mingle
  • A brief report on the Pride edit-a-thon recently held at the San Francisco Public Library, that was coordinated by Wiki editor Merrilee
  • A special announcement (secret for now but come and find out more!)
  • Join in on a brief in person Wikidojo!
  • Announcements and impromptu topics are welcome, too!

Please register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cjLRrSTlEkGOPTQ-h6A0WvSFI4ZmIUl6jEHp_RYas-E/viewform and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict.

For further details, see: Bay Area WikiSalon, June 2016


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Late breaking invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, July 27 (Wednesday) - change of venue - tonight[edit]

Please join us in the Mission at Noisebridge (one time change of venue)!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

We hope you can join us today, Wednesday, from 6 p.m. on, at our July Bay Area WikiSalon. This month only, we are going to be at Noisebridge, a hackerspace/makerspace 1.5 blocks from the 16th & Mission BART station (see the link for directions). Some of us will be working on the Wikipedia article on basic income. All info here. Some good news - we do not have to be as strict about advance RSVP at Noisebridge, so bring spontaneous guests! (Registering ahead of time is still helpful, as always, as it will help us plan ahead.)

Come and hang out, have some light snacks. Wi-Fi is available, so please bring your editing device if you plan to edit.

Also, Pete just published a writeup of the Wikidojo exercise we did last month. Your comments welcome, if he missed anything! http://wikistrategies.net/ghost-town-royals-wikidojo

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. Mark you calendars now.

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Invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, August 31[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Hi folks,

We would like to invite you to this month's Bay Area WikiSalon. The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We make sure to allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages and light snacks. We will also have a brief presentation for your education and possible enjoyment:

  • Former EFF intern Marta Belcher will discuss crowdsourcing her Stanford Law School graduation speech using a wiki. The "WikiSpeech" was the subject of prominent national media attention in 2015, and more than half of her classmates contributed to writing and editing the commencement address via a wiki.

Please note: You should register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on the I.D. part. This also helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in! Feel free to stop by even if only to say a quick hello, but you might have to give us a last minute call if you forget to RSVP. Also, don't be shy about hitting us up if you have thoughts on speakers or wiki-related activities.

For further details, see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, August 2016


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Tonight: Live and archived links for Bay Area WikiSalon[edit]

Bay Area WikiSalon, Wednesday, August 31:

If you cannot join us in person tonight, we are streaming (and later archiving) the presentation by former EFF intern Marta Belcher. We expect her to be live starting between 6:30 or 6:45 p.m. PDT and talking and taking questions for about 30 minutes thereafter.

Here is the YouTube stream link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t8V79s2-og
Here is the link to join the Hangout on Air: https://hangouts.google.com/call/ezrol7dafjfwxfh2ilpkjyxoaue

You can search for it on the Commons and YouTube later too.

Wayne, Pete, Ben, and Stephen

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:50, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, September 28[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Hi folks,

We would like to invite you to this month's Bay Area WikiSalon. The last Wednesday evening of every month, Wikipedia and Wikimedia enthusiasts gather to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We will have no formal agenda to allow people to freely share ideas and perhaps learn about Wikipedia through hands-on editing. Co-organizer Ben Creasy will be looking at election-related articles to enhance the information available in the upcoming November elections.

Official logo of Wiki Loves Monuments

Co-organizer Stephen LaPorte has suggested doing an upload-a-thon for Wiki Loves Monuments. Niki, the California coordinator for WLM will be in attendance. WLM is an annual event and the official dealine is Friday the 30th for submissions to count towards awards.

Or, you can grab a couch, a booth, or a stool and do your own thing.

Wikimedia community logo (public domain)

Please note: You should register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on the I.D. part. This also helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in! Feel free to stop by even if only to say a quick hello, but you might have to give us a last minute call if you forget to RSVP. Also, don't be shy about hitting us up if you have thoughts on future speakers or wiki-related activities.

For further details, please see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, September 2016. Mark your calendars now for the 3rd Wednesday in October, the 26th, when we will have a brief presentation.


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A barnstar for You[edit]

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Thanks for helping create the Wikipedia Adventure! I am one of those newcomers to Wikipedia, and the Adventure helped me quite a bit. I now make some edits here and there, and the Adventure taught me how to make them. Thanks! Jak474 (talk) 17:10, 16 September 2016 (UTC)


You are invited to a Wednesday evening event in SF[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Hi folks,

Please copy and share this on other talk pages. We would like to invite you to this month's Bay Area WikiSalon. The last Wednesday evening of every month, Wikipedia and Wikimedia enthusiasts gather at the Wikimedia Foundation lounge to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We will have no meaty agenda this month, but we will allow a brief period for:

  • Open mic for anybody who attended WikiConference North America 2016 in San Diego last week and wants to share their takeaway
  • Question & answer
  • Open mic for announcements
  • Maybe a focus on some topical election article editing with Ben?

Or, you can grab a couch, a booth, a stool or counter and do your own thing.

Wikimedia Community Logo.svg

Please note: You should register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on the I.D. part. This also helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in! Feel free to stop by even if only to say a quick hello, but you might have to give us a last minute call if you forget to RSVP. Also, don't be shy about hitting us up if you have thoughts on future speakers or wiki-related activities.

For further details, please see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, October 2016.


PS: Mark your calendars ahead now for the 3rd Wednesday in November, the 30th (the week after Thanksgiving), at 6 p.m. when our WikiSalon will host a super awesome top secret mystery guest mingling in our midst. We will announce specifics at the upcoming WikiSalon.


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Interview invitation from a Wikipedia researcher in University of Minnesota[edit]

Hello Heatherawalls,

I am Bowen Yu, a Ph.D. student from GroupLens Research at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Currently, we are undertaking a study about turnover (editors leaving and joining) in WikiProjects within Wikipedia. We are trying to understand the effects of member turnovers in the WikiProject group, in terms of the group performance and member interaction, with a purpose of learning how to build successful online communities in future. More details about our project can be found on this meta-wiki page.

I notice you are active in activities related to project page and project talk page, so I wonder if I could invite you for an interview if you are interested in our study and willing to share your experience with us. The interview will be about 30 - 45 minutes via phone, Skype or Google Hangout. You will receive a $10 gift card as compensation afterwards.

Please reach me at bowen@cs.umn.edu if you are interested or have any questions.

Thank you,

Bowen

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Everybody is invited to the November 30 Bay Area WikiSalon[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Details and RSVP here.


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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:54, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Bay Area WikiSalon series: Everybody is invited this Wednesday evening at 6[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki and open-source enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

Before and after the brief presentation we allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages and light snacks.


In addition, this month we will have:

  • a brief presentation from User:Cullen328 (Jim Heaphy) about the Wikipedia Teahouse
  • spontaneous lightning talks from the floor
  • community announcements from the floor

For details and to RSVP see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, December 2016


See you soon! Ben Creasy and Checkingfax | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)

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P.S. Any help spreading the word through social media or other avenues is most welcome! We plan to announce this on various sites and invite various groups; if you would like to join in, check our meta planning page, and please note any announcements you are sending out: meta:Monthly WikiSalon in San Francisco#Announcements and promotion

Please feel free to add to, refine, reorganize or edit the above linked page: it is a wiki!

We need more helpers and organizers, so if you see a need, please jump in, or talk to us about it! You can add your username to the meta page where appropriate, or create a new role!

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:44, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Reminder invitation to the December Bay Area WikiSalon[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Hi, everybody.

We are excited to remind you of the ninth in the Bay Area WikiSalon series that is coming up this Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.

  • Details (RSVP suggested) here (RSVP helps us know how much food and drink to bring in)

What is a WikiSalon? A monthly safe and inclusive meatspace event conducted in organized chaos and we all clean up the mess afterwards. Livestream links for the presentation are available during presentation months, and will be forthcoming for those of you that cannot attend. December is a presentation month.


Hope to see you there! Wayne (and Ben) - co-organizers
Any last minute questions or suggestions? Please ping or email Ben or me. | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:10, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Archived link for December Bay Area WikiSalon[edit]

Hi, y'all. In case you missed it and want to watch the archive reel; the topic was The Wikipedia Teahouse and the presenter was well respected Wikimedian Jim Heaphy [[User:Cullen328]]

  • Archive link (also includes intro, announcements, and a lightning talk)
  • Details about Bay Area WikiSalon for December here

The full title of Jim's presentation was: Welcoming and Helping New Editors: A Month at the Wikipedia Teahouse: an overview of the Teahouse and an analysis of over 300 Teahouse conversations during the month of August, 2016

Jim gave a longer version of this presentation in October at WikiConference North America 2016 in San Diego, California.


Cheers! Co-organizer Checkingfax - and co-organizer Ben Creasy | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)


PS: Mark your calendars now for Sunday, January 15 at 2 p.m. which will be Wikipedia's 16th Birthday party hosted by Bay Area WikiSalon! Details to follow soon. If you want to help plan it, get in touch with us ASAP!

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:43, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

You are invited to a birthday bash to Celebrate Wikipedia's 16th Birthday![edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
Cut the cake

Wikipedia Day 16 SF is a fun Birthday bash and edit-a-thon on Sunday, January 15, 2017, hosted by Bay Area WikiSalon at the Wikimedia Foundation's Chip Deubner Lounge in the South of Market Street business district.

Wikimedia Community logo

For details and to RSVP, please see: Wikipedia:Meetup/SF/Wikipedia Day 2017

The San Francisco gathering is one of a number of Wikipedia Day celebrations worldwide.


See you soon! Ben Creasy, Checkingfax and Slaporte | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this notice)


PS: We need volunteers to help make this a fun and worthwhile event. Please add your name to the Project page, and what you can offer. It is a wiki, so please make direct edits to the page.

Bay Area WikiSalon usually meets the last Wednesday evening of every month as an inclusive and safe place to collaborate, mingle, munch and learn about new projects and ideas.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:52, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Reminder invitation to the Wikipedia Day 16 birthday bash & edit-a-thon[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
Cut the cake

Wikipedia Day 16 SF is a fun Birthday bash and edit-a-thon on Sunday, January 15, 2017, hosted by Bay Area WikiSalon at the Wikimedia Foundation's Chip Deubner Lounge in the South of Market Street business district and everybody is invited!

Wikimedia Community logo
Details and RSVP here

See you Sunday! Ben Creasy, Checkingfax and Slaporte


PS: We still need more volunteers to help make this a fun and worthwhile event. Please add what you can offer and your name to the Project page or Talk about it. It is a wiki, so please make direct edits to the Project page. The event is already growing due to volunteers that have stepped up so far. Face-smile.svg


Bay Area WikiSalon meets one evening of every month as an inclusive and safe place to collaborate, mingle, munch or learn about new projects and ideas.

Note: the previous invitation had a bum wikilink. Sorry! | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this notice) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:43, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Bay Area WikiSalon invitation for February 22[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks.


Please note: You should RSVP here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. This also helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in.


For further details, see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, February 2017


See you soon! Ben Creasy and Wayne | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Bay Area WikiSalon February reminder[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6 p.m.


For details and to RSVP: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, February 2017


See you soon! Ben Creasy and Wayne (co-coordinators) | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:58, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Your invitation: Bay Area WikiSalon series at Noisebridge[edit]

Please join us in San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. This month we are meeting at Noisebridge makerspace/hackerspace in the Mission near 16th Street BART (temporary change of venue). The good news is this means that you can bring spontaneous guests if you forget to RSVP!

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks.


If possible, please RSVP as it helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in. For further details and to RSVP, please see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, March 2017


See you soon! Co-coordinators Ben Creasy and Wayne
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Reminder: Tonight is Bay Area WikiSalon at Noisebridge[edit]

Please join us in San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Details and to RSVP: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, March 2017 (optional, but helpful for food and special needs accommodations)

We are meeting at Noisebridge makerspace/hackerspace (temporary venue change) near 16th ST BART in SF.


See you soon! Co-coordinators Ben Creasy and Wayne
(Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:52, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Wednesday night you are invited! Bay Area WikiSalon[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather for the Bay Area WikiSalon series to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks. We will have some announcements and lightning talks from the floor, and a breakout session. This is our one year anniversary, so there will be cake!


Please RSVP here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. This also helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in.


See you soon! Ben Creasy and Wayne
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Everybody is invited to the May 31 Bay Area WikiSalon series![edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. This month we are taking it on the road to Noisebridge makerspace/hackerspace!

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks. There will be periodic guided tours of Noisebridge. You can stay late, on your own! YeeHaw!


For details and to RSVP, see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, May 2017


See you soon! Ben Creasy and Wayne
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The Bay Area WikiSalon is an unSalon this month![edit]

Please stay where you are for an unSalon!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

We are taking July off! Please gather your thoughts for changes that you would like to see in the next 10 months and present them at our July 26 WikiSalon.

Ordinarily, the last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at the Bay Area WikiSalon series to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We normally allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend.


Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, July 26 at 6 p.m.! The venue will be the Noisebridge hackerspace/makerspace on Mission Street in San Francisco.


Sincerely, Ben Creasy and Wayne | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:44, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

The Black Woman is God Edit-a-Thon in San Francisco, July 22[edit]

You're invited to The Black Woman is God Edit-a-Thon at SOMArts in San Francisco on Saturday July 22, 1-4 pm. It'll be at 934 Brannan Street (between 8th & 9th). Everyone is welcome to join this editing event, held in conjunction with The Black Woman is God exhibition to raise the online visibility of Black women artists and challenge the gaps in art history that erase or minimize Black women’s contributions as artists, activists and social change-makers. (Message requested by Dreamyshade and delivered on 14:23, 9 July 2017 (UTC). You can subscribe/unsubscribe to San Francisco event talk page notices here.)

What is Talk Page Theatre? Come find out![edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
Classic theatre meme

Come find out what "Talk Page Theatre" is all about! The last Wednesday evening of every other month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.


We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks. We will be at the NEW Wikimedia Foundation offices! w00t!!!


Please note: You should RSVP here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. This also helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in.


For further details, see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, November 2017


See you soon! Ben Creasy, Nikikana, and Wayne | ( Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice ) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:30, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

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SFMOMA Edit-a-Thon in San Francisco, March 8[edit]

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Bay Area WikiSalon invitation![edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Periodically, on the last Wednesday evening of the month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to munch, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We allow time for announcements, informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Bring a friend! Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. This months focus is images!

We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks (maybe pizza too!).


For further details and to RSVP, please see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, May 2018 (note: we are meeting at the new WMF HQ at 120 Kearny Street!)

See you soon! Ben Creasy, Nikikana, Stephen, and Wayne | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:22, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

UPDATE! Bay Area WikiSalon moved to June 6![edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Our apologies, but we are rescheduling to Wednesday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. due to a WMF host scheduling conflict.


For further details and to RSVP, please see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, June 2018 (note: we are meeting at the new WMF HQ at 120 Kearny Street!)

See you soon! Niki, Ben, Stephen, and Wayne | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:38, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

REMINDER: Bay Area WikiSalon is Wednesday, June 6[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
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Leila (WMF) shares

When: Wednesday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m.


For details and to RSVP, please see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, June 2018 (note: we are meeting at the new WMF HQ at 120 Kearny Street!)

See you soon! Niki, Lodewijk, Ben, Stephen, and Wayne | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:41, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Bay Area WikiSalon invitation for July 25![edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
Wikimedia Community logo
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Periodically, on the last Wednesday evening of the month, wiki enthusiasts gather at the Bay Area WikiSalon series to munch, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We allow time for announcements, informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Bring a friend! Kid/family friendly. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. This months focus is reliable sources!

We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks (maybe pizza too!).


For further details and to RSVP, please see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, July 2018 (note: we are meeting at the new WMF HQ at 120 Kearny Street!)

See you soon! Avik (User:Quantumavik), Lodewijk (User:Effeietsanders), Ben Creasy (User:Ben Creasy), Stephen (User:Slaporte), and Wayne (User:Checkingfax)
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Bay Area WikiSalon invitation for September 26![edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
Wikimedia Community logo
WikiSalon attendees

Periodically, on the last Wednesday evening of the month, wiki enthusiasts gather at the Bay Area WikiSalon series to munch, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We allow time for announcements, informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Bring a friend! Kid/family friendly. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. This months' focus is Did you know ... ?

We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks (maybe pizza too!).


Details and RSVP here (note: we are meeting at the new WMF HQ at 120 Kearny Street!)

See you soon! Avik (User:Quantumavik), Lodewijk (User:Effeietsanders), Ben Creasy (User:Ben Creasy), Stephen (User:Slaporte), and Wayne (User:Checkingfax)
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Last call for RSVPs for Wednesday evening[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
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WikiSalon attendees

Hey, folks.​ Reminder:​ Wednesday evening ​at 6 ​is the Bay Area WikiSalon series​.​


Details and RSVP here (note: we are meeting at the new WMF HQ at 120 Kearny Street!)

See you soon! Avik (User:Quantumavik), Lodewijk (User:Effeietsanders), Ben Creasy (User:Ben Creasy), Stephen (User:Slaporte), and Wayne (User:Checkingfax)
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You are cordially invited to Stanford University to celebrate Wikipedia's birthday[edit]

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I am delighted to invite you to the 2019 Wikipedia Day party at Stanford, which will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 5:00-8:30pm.

There will be pizza, cake, and refreshments; both newcomers and experienced Wikimedians are welcome! We will have a beginner track with tutorials, and an advanced track with presentations, lightning talks, and tips and tricks. Admission is free, and you do NOT have to be a Stanford University student to attend.

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Please participate to the talk pages consultation[edit]

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We want all contributors to be able to talk to each other on the wikis – to ask questions, to resolve differences, to organize projects and to make decisions. Communication is essential for the depth and quality of our content, and the health of our communities. We're currently leading a global consultation on how to improve talk pages, and we're looking for people that can report on their experiences using (or helping other people to use) wiki talk pages. We'd like to invite you to participate in the consultation, and invite new users to join too.

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