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People are KnowledgeEdit

Hallo Missvain, thanks - the funding was essential to catalogue the situation between India and South Africa, given the distances involved and just about enough (not enough actually!) to make a film on the process. We'd love to have you get involved - I see you have two sessions at Haifa, so perhaps we can meet there and talk? If not, on email. Take care. Aprabhala 17:38, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Welcome to Meta!Edit

Hello Missvain, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing!

Name changeEdit

I wish to change this account, Missvain to the new username SarahStierch.

  Done. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 05:25, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

WikiWomenCamp Registration FormEdit


You listed your name as someone interested in be part of WikiWomenCamp, which will be held in Buenos Aires from 23 to 25 May, 2012.

We are asking everyone to fill this form will all your info. Everyone is invited to fill this form, even if you don't have a grant to cover your expenses yet.

Thanks for you interrest, and I hope to see you in Buenos Aires in May :)

Béria Lima msg 18:21, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Greetings from the SchoolhouseEdit

Hello Sarah, I am the Principal at the Schoolhouse. I have visited the Teahouse receiving warm welcomes and answers to a few startup questions. Today I visited the teahouse project page from seeing my school project mentioned through Nihonjoe (i believe I got that name correct.) So now I am here in person (albeit virtual), offering what might be a legitimate avenue of welcoming, training, keeping, new editors, like myself, with my vision of opening a one room schoolhouse (which is happening right now, see links above), and through the schoolhouse, which I would like to have the Page One Room Schoolhouse (now redirected to One-room school for the article about one room schoolhouses across the globe (Earth and eventually the Milky Way and beyond)((No pun intended)). Please see what drives me and why I am here on Wikipedia. I am also here on Meta-Wiki. After you read/review the OrschDraft, you will know Mrs. Jackie, who requested me to write the article about Orsch and not knowing guidelines, policies, etc, et. al., we (she and I) created Orschstaffer. I am the editor/writer, she is the email account we signed up as. (As she is very busy trying to finish her book (about her Orsch), hopefully soon we will correct the email thing changing it to my email. Meanwhile, Orschstaffer is treading on shaky ground, (as I am beginning to understand more about this Wiki stuff). But not to digress from my intentions of this greeting, I would like to be part or parcel to the Teahouse or at least set up the Schoolhouse next door. I would also like to be approved and sanctioned under the Wiki Foundation Projects, the School Projects, and others which fulfill the visions I am having while doing this school project for Mrs Jackie. Meager attempts to catch someone's attention has succeeding with Nihonjoe, and Jeff (who I wrote an elaborate explanation about my situation), on his talk page, which he deleted or moved, and sent no other words or response other than allowing me to continue. Verbosity is a bane of mine, so in short form, Can you help me? I love Wikipedia, see my contributions, albeit, mostly my own userspace, a few bold attempts at the important ones. See w:Centipetal Spring Armchair which I found from yesterday's Did you know at the featured articles page. After seeing You can help this article I added two links to the article based on the Orphan status. It is time for communication with the folks who may put my visions on board, legitimatelly.
Honored to meet you, and looking forward to Improving Wikipedia and Other Projects. your autodidactic friend, Pappy.(Orschstaffer (talk) 17:07, 12 June 2012 (UTC))


Sarah, if you please can you stop calling everything "WikiWomen" this or that? The conference (where the name come from) have a series of activities who arent in any way connect with most of the uses you give to the word. Can you stop do it and start reusing the "WikiChixs" or "Ada something" like you did before? Béria Lima msg 21:31, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

I find WikiChixs to be unappealing in multiple ways. Yech. LadyofShalott (talk) 01:50, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

New ProjectEdit

The message you left on my talk page here leads to a redlink - do send the link and I'll check it out. Cheers! Bishdatta (talk) 12:43, 15 August 2012 (UTC)


Nice to know that the blogging party has started! I have a few questions:

  • Is it okay to re-publish my posts which were first published on my personal blog for the WWC initiative?
  • Is it okay to post a blog draft in Malayalam (ml) language on meta? If yes, how could I get it reviewed?
  • For how long will the project be open? I would be a little busy in October and early November, and would not be able to write posts.

Thanks!--Netha Hussain (talk) 04:55, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Hi Netha! If all goes well, the project will run forever ;) So if you're too busy during certain times, no problem. "Real" life is more important than wikilife! The other two questions I'm going to get the feedback of Matthew Roth. SarahStierch (talk) 18:00, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
Ok! I have the details. Yes, you ca re-publish your posts on your blog, absolutely. Second, we'd love to have ml for the blog posts, and English. Even if the English is a bit rough, we can then have it proof read. Right now, the translation system works by having English translated into other languages. So, we'll just have to do it manually ourselves. Great questions! SarahStierch (talk) 00:16, 13 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick reply. --Netha Hussain (talk) 18:07, 13 September 2012 (UTC)
I began a draft here. Will finish writing the post by around second week of October. --Netha Hussain (talk) 18:12, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
Fabulous, I'll look at it a bit more shortly. SarahStierch (talk) 19:47, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

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Wikiwomen Collaborative FB groupEdit

Hi Sarah, I just signed up to be a FB admin on the Wikiwomen collaborative page. Thanks! Thorgodofwar (talk) 19:00, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Super late replyEdit

Hi Sarah, I just now saw your note on my page on meta (i'm still learning my way around the maze :) Sorry for the very late reply, I don't know if you guys still need moderators, but I am happy to give it a try. Thanks for all the support! Slventura (talk) 22:00, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

PED meeting in Budapest & WLMEdit

Hi Sarah,
I had a look at your draft of the PED workshop blog post and at your Etherpads, and wanted to ask a question that's been on my mind for a while now and which other members of the Wiki Loves Monuments international team requested me to ask you: I know that Lodewijk (Effeietsanders) was supposed to take part in the meeting, possibly to provide some feedback on how Wiki Loves Monuments — the biggest community-organised initiative to date — deals with project evaluation and development. I'm being told that he's been denied a place at the meeting, and am wondering how did discussing project evaluation with regards to WLM went ahead without anyone from the WLM-international team go? Looking forward to hearing from you, odder (talk) 00:06, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Logic model for image upload competitions
Hi Odder! I'm actually announcing our current (albiet temporary) Program Evaluation & Design space today - you can find it here Program Evaluation and Design, your comment and question arrives at a perfect time. :) For future note, you can also ask questions about Program Evaluation & Design work and concepts here: Share Space Q&A - if you want a more community environment outside my talk page. Anyway, Multichill did attend and I know he was heavily involved in the creation and development of WLM. I am not yet familiar with the international WLM team members so I'm unclear on if anyone else who applied and was accepted at the workshop (and attended) was involved. You can see a complete listing of who attended here.
At the workshop, participants were assigned to teams based on their involvement in programs - so, we had a Wiki Loves Monuments/Wiki Takes team! Each team was led by a facilitator, and the WLM/WikiTakes team was facilitated by Jaime, who is the Program Evaluation & Design Specialist. Therefore, Jaime probably has the first and foremost insight on what facilitating that team was like and what the logic model developed was like, since I led a different team (about GLAM content donations!). On the Share Space, you can find the WLM/Wiki Takes team page here. That's where the team members share their experiences with WLM/Wiki Takes, including evaluation they did and they wished to develop. They learned about each others work, and then brought that knowledge and experience into their break out group twice during the workshop. During the first breakout, each team developed a logic model based on their experience with that program. The one that they created is posted to the right, and you can find resources here that talk about logic models, and so forth. I'd suggest reaching out directly on the talk pages of that team or on the Share Space pages to get further input from them (and Jaime) on how they feel it went. When they did present on their work to the entire workshop group, Kippelboy presented about it and it sure seemed to document all the goals, inputs, outputs and outcomes that I've experienced as a volunteer in WLM. Talk to you later and I hope this helped! SarahStierch (talk) 19:32, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
I'm going to read the pages you linked me to, but in the meantime I'll just mention that the patch I submitted on Gerrit for the new "Programs:" namespace has been merged and deployed on June 18 (three weeks ago), so you can slowly start moving your content into that namespace (also see Nemo's comment from July 2). The list of the 2013 WLM international team members is on Commons, and Lodewijk was supposed to be our representative there, since we thought that feedback from someone who actually knows how things were done in multiple countries (not just one) might have been useful to you. I'm gonna do some reading now and will probably get back to you. odder (talk) 21:36, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Usually I prefer not to delete reasonable redirects. I think that this is a 100% valid, and possibly searched page name. However, if you are sure you want it to be deleted, I will complete the request. Do you want to delete Program Evaluation and Design/Share Space, which redirects to the same page, as well? But the latter has actual links to it. PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:54, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Someone deleted it anyway. Meh. PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:25, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Gràcies/Thank youEdit

Viquimarató 35 hores a la Fundació Miró (abril 2013)
35-hour edit-a-thon at Miró Foundation (April 2013)

Hola, gràcies a la teva firma donant suport a la nostra associació. El passat dia 5 de juny Amical Wikimedia (Associació Amical Viquipèdia) va ser reconeguda pel Consell d'Administració de la Fundació Wikimedia com a Organització Temàtica. Pots veure el comunicat de l'associació en català aquí o el comunicat de la WMF en anglès aquí. Per a la nostra associació és una fita molt important, portàvem 5 anys demanant ésser un organisme oficial. Nosaltres continuarem la nostra tasca de promoció al carrer i a les institucions de la Viquipèdia i els seus projectes germans arreu dels territoris de parla catalana.

Hello, thanks for your signature giving support to our association. Last 5th of June Amical Wikimedia (Associació Amical Viquipèdia) was recognised by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees as a Thematic Organization. You can read the news bulletin of our association in Catalan here or the WMF's bulletin in English here. For our association, this is a very important achievement: we have been pursuing the official recognition for the last 5 years. We are going to continue the task of promoting Wikipedia and its sister projects all around the Catalan-speaking regions.

Moltes gràcies, Thank you --Davidpar (talk) 14:34, 15 July 2013 (UTC)


hey Sarah - I hope that PE&D has a presence here if it happens ... oh, yeah, that I can be there too, to learn more! Cheers, Bdcousineau (talk) 23:35, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

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About glossary translationEdit

Please have a look, I've commented your question here -- Ата (talk) 10:07, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

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Glossary linksEdit

You can link to anything in the glossary with: {{Glossary|term}} see: Activities activities ACTIVITIES
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Edit-a-thon write-upEdit

hey there!

We've crafted a short proposal for an up-coming library conference session (here) on how edit-a-thons can leverage local history assets and build community engagement... d'ya want a copy for the PE&D archives on edit-athons that you are building? Dunno if they'll choose us to present session, but fingers crossed, right? Bdcousineau (talk) 14:45, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi there. You're welcome to share it with us if you want. I can't really tell if it'd fall into scope of PE&D until I see it. And we don't really have an archives..I'd just, um, put it in an email folder, or um, I dunno yet! I'm only documenting early edit-a-thons for a very short (um 500 words or less) paragraph I'm writing for a report we're doing. So, I'm not really documenting the history of edit-a-thons in a formal way. So it's up to you! Good luck, that's great that you submitted that, I look forward to hearing how it goes. SarahStierch (talk) 16:53, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
On further thought I can roll it into the Edit-a-thon report (will post that nxt week) as a future action item. Thanks! Bdcousineau (talk) 00:25, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

FB admin?Edit

Hi Sarah, I just added myself to the list of people interested in being WikiWomen's Collaborative FB admins! You may or may not already know who I am on facebook -- if you have trouble finding me, email me through Wikimedia/Wikipedia and I'll send you my Facebook profile. (Kind of paranoid about putting too much personal information here.) Thanks! Calliopejen1 (talk) 18:45, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

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I undid this edit but then got confused as to who made it.

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I reverted it (well, cleared it) - User:Missvain = Sarah Stierch. Missvain (talk) 16:19, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
Ah okay no worries. Hope you are doing well, -- Cirt (talk) 19:02, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

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