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Request for information on WP1.0 web tool
Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.
We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used by....you! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)
Invitation to attend event
You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Meetup/San Diego/March 2020/International Women's Day Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon . RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 03:57, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
Request for help: San Diego Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon in March 2020
I am organizing an edit-a-thon in the last week of March that will focus on women artists relevant to the San Diego community. What is the best way for me to connect with members who might be interested in 1) participating either in-person or online and/or 2) be willing to help as a trainer/instructor/helper during these events? Please, any guidance is appreciated! Thank you so much. Praxis2020 (talk) 16:42, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
- @Praxis2020: Is this for the Edit-a-Thon which is linked above? If so, this is as good a place as any on Wikipedia, as this WikiProject is open to all editors who want to improve articles related to the geographic scope of San Diego County. Not all who edit within this field of articles are local to the geographic scope, but many are. Other WikiProjects which might be good places to ask for assistance is WikiProject University of California, and WikiProject California. Other groups that are thematically relevant are WikiProject Women in Red and Art+Feminism User Group. Also contacting the Wiki Education Foundation may also provide additional resources.--RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 03:02, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
SoCal WIKNIK Summer 2020 Meetup - far reaching! Help Plan?
Hi all, anyone want to help me start planning a SoCal WIKNIK Summer 2020 Meetup?! Invitation/reach would include much of California, soCal, Inland Empire, Riverside, possibly Tijuana Mexico, ..but invites would specifically reach especially LA, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego... Is anyone interested in helping to plan this? Please contact me. Thanks! --From Peter a.k.a. Vid2vid (here's his talk page), 🖋 on 18:51, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
- @Vid2vid: Such a large reaching event would need to involve Wikimedians of Los Angeles, which has the large geographical scope of Greater Los Angeles, as well as Wikimedia Mexico whose geographical scope includes Baja California.--RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 02:03, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
I am looking for help to preserve an important and rich SD story regarding a now defunct University (USIU).
I was trying to get the page started and then let the wider community contribute as there are so many rich threads associated with this (and I am a total novice on Wiki). There are disparate pages on Wikipedia out there which I have included below, but I believe this needs to be organized into one page.
Wiki Admin has told me the page already exists so I can't publish it, referring to Alliant International Univ. However, these two organizations are now really distinct. Alliant is a for-profit corporation (2015), USIU was a not-for-profit liberal arts school with a rich collegiate background. It was suggested that I publish it all to the Alliant page which 'exists'. Then later suggest a separate page for it. I need help to accomplish this (novice).
The fact is that for +50 years of existence USIU was always in financial trouble. In 2001 it merged with another school, California School for Professional Psychology (CSPP). CSPP was also in equally dire straits. The new entity was called Alliant International University. Somehow CSPP's legacy has been preserved with its own Wiki Page, but USIU does not have one. https:/wiki/California_School_of_Professional_Psychology
In 1966, The Cal West Univ president created USIU. It was a beautiful attempt at creating one university with campuses all around the world - To bring the world closer (in 1966 can you imagine). The land for their main campus is now Point Loma Nazarene. It had an athletics program that produced professional NFL and NHL players (yes Ice Hockey in San Diego at a university, at the time any ice hockey west of Colorado was considered ridiculous - and still is?). The mascot was the 'Gulls" - Which is now the SD pro Team's namesake. There are numerous articles I have found, from Sports Illustrated as well as coverage by the Union Tribune, Reader, etc. Not just Ice Hockey, USIU produced NFL players and had one of the most legendary coaches in Football history did a stint there. For basketball there is even a documentary about one of its basketball players, who still holds a Division 1 record for his time there. He was made homeless when the program got cut and he lost his scholarship. This is really a forgotten SD legacy.
The larger community has tried to establish some sort of legacy with its own Alumni page (Separate from Alliant). https:/wiki/Category:United_States_International_University_alumni And an: Ice Hockey Team has a page: https:/wiki/United_States_International_Gulls_men%27s_ice_hockey It is odd that these exist without a link to USIU.
Now to make things a little worse, in 2015 Alliant International became a For-Profit Corporation (no athletics, completely different entity as well.) I feel this is big distinction with USIU, and further warrants USIU to have its own distinct page in the large encyclopedia context as a point of reference. The goals of Alliant are now drastically different from USIU.
I think it is a great read so far and definitely can become better with retrieval of more articles especially from the school archives. For example, one thread I have only brushed the surface on is about the wealthy international students who attended. For example, there was a Saudi Prince's there who had a road paved for his luxury car because he didn't like the gravel (ridiculous right?). Another is, at the height of the cold war USIU had Russian and American kids together here in SD on one Ice Hockey team.
Update: I stumbled across this notice in February 2021 and immediately realized that of course USIU needs an article - a university with a 80-year history! The proposed draft had been rejected as "already covered at Wikipedia", but there was no article, just a redirect. So I improved the draft a little (it was already in very good shape) and moved it to mainspace as an article. It is now at United States International University. Better late than never. -- MelanieN (talk) 20:37, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
San Diego in-person Wikimania 2021 mixer
|Saturday 14 August 2021: San Diego in-person Wikimania 2021 mixer|
You are invited to the San Diego in-person Wikimania 2021 mixer on Saturday 14 August, from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm at American Legion Albert J. Hickman, Post 460, in Kearny Mesa, San Diego. Join Wikimedians from San Diego, and from throughout Southern California, at one of a few in-person events happening throughout the world to commemorate the virtual Wikimania 2021.
Visit our event page for more information at your convenience.
We hope to see you there! --contribs)·