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TO DO — DNB footer initials[edit]

Support request with team editing experiment project[edit]

Dear tech ambassadors, instead of spamming the Village Pump of each Wikipedia about my tiny project proposal for researching team editing (see here:, I have decided to leave to your own discretion if the matter is relevant enough to inform a wider audience already. I would appreciate if you could appraise if the Wikipedia community you are more familiar with could have interest in testing group editing "on their own grounds" and with their own guidance. In a nutshell: it consists in editing pages as a group instead of as an individual. This social experiment might involve redefining some aspects of the workflow we are all used to, with the hope of creating a more friendly and collaborative environment since editing under a group umbrella creates less social exposure than traditional "individual editing". I send you this message also as a proof that the Inspire Campaign is already gearing up. As said I would appreciate of *you* just a comment on the talk page/endorsement of my project noting your general perception about the idea. Nothing else. Your contribution helps to shape the future! (which I hope it will be very bright, with colors, and Wikipedia everywhere) Regards from User:Micru on meta.

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania[edit]

Note to self and anyone else interested.

Category:Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania should it be a portal too? If yes, we really need a means to autopopulate (minor) portals so we do not have do lots of work in that space.

If it is not, we need to look to adapt {{authority control}} so it can be utilised with arbitrary access to WD so AC can be filled on such a page. — billinghurst sDrewth 06:26, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Move template data to WD[edit]

Category:Pages using authority control with parameters has pages with {{authority control}} data that should be housed on the WD page of the item. Look to set to utilise PLbot to move the data to WD, save some queries on its use and set up tracking. Need to be a good lad and set up fully-fledged maintenance pages. Oh for more time! — billinghurst sDrewth 06:31, 20 April 2017 (UTC) import[edit]

import work so we can migrate text French Constitution of 1848

Tech News: 2017-21[edit]

22:02, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-22[edit]

12:18, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

New Index pages[edit]

I just discovered that Special:NewPages does not allow for a search of the Index: or :Index talk: namespaces. Is this easily added? --EncycloPetey (talk) 18:28, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

@EncycloPetey: It does, change your dropdown at the top of the page to "all". I am not certain whether that is a stored preference for a later visit, so if it is not, then for that we can submit a phabricator ticket. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:47, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
What I mean is that I cannot search with a restriction, so that I am searching only and specifically for new Index / Index talk pages. I have to search "all" and then scroll through however many recent sets of pages there are listed. Other namespaces can be searched exclusively, but not Index and its associated talk. --EncycloPetey (talk) 23:50, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
OK, for some reason the option is showing up now, whereas it wasn't before. Hmmmm. --EncycloPetey (talk) 23:51, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
If you are looking for watching Index ns, I suggest starting with this RC filter and adjusting for what you want specifically to see. Once you have it, then creating it as a link. — billinghurst sDrewth 07:03, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Edith Harwood[edit]

Can you locate any information about the dates of birth/death for Author:Edith Harwood? I've had no luck at all, though I can find references to her, and can find works of hers dated as early as 1901 or as late as 1916. --EncycloPetey (talk) 02:48, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

I think that it is the (Cammilla) Edith Harwood (1866-1926, Florence) shown at Also showing in find-a-grave. So either born overseas and has (next to) no census records, or it is the Edith Mary Harwood born in Northfleet in 1865. — billinghurst sDrewth 05:53, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
It would be a remarkable coincidence if it wasn't the Florentine Edith Harwood, since she seems to have been an expert in Renaissance art of Florence. --EncycloPetey (talk) 08:13, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-23[edit]

19:04, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Long time[edit]

Long time. I uploaded the file you recommended: [[16]]. Don't know how to bring it to Wikisource. Any tips? I have not used this site very often and am a beginner. I herd you liek mudkips (talk) 21:54, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

@I herd you liek mudkips: From Help:Proofread there is a page about Index: pages, that is the direction that you want. As a direct helper, from the commons file there is a Wikisource icon and link that you generated with the {{book}} template that will take you directly to the Index: page for you to create. Plus I would recommend turning on the local gadget (via Special:Preferences) Upon creation of an Index: page enables addition of metadata from the file at Commons. More information at Help:Proofread as that makes life easier as you have the book template in use. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:23, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-24[edit]

15:29, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

d:Wikidata:Requests for deletions#Dictionary entries[edit]

Hello. Could you please take a look? There's some Wikisource thing… Ratte (talk) 12:35, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

It seems ru-WS is creating data items for individual entries in a language dictionary. Whatever the outcome, it looks like we need to be sure the resolution of the issue doesn't take down individual entries for DNB, EB1911, etc. by extension --EncycloPetey (talk) 13:48, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Sure, let us see what is the actual concern by asking why why why until we drill down to something that we can specifically address. — billinghurst sDrewth 14:34, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-25[edit]

15:44, 19 June 2017 (UTC)