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Agnes Martin and the google doodle

If you want to war over that google doodle being mentioned in the article on Agnes Martin, perhaps you should take it to the Talk page. I read the brief discussion you linked, which seems to include the opinions of a few and no tallies of articles about men and women compared to google doodle about noting men and women. Wikipedia marks some articles by putting them in Did you know..? on the Wikipedia main page. Do you routinely delete that from the article's talk page? Google honors people, not articles, by new artwork to honor the person. I sometimes know the person, but like so very many people, I go to the Wikipedia article to learn about someone new to me. The articles are usually edit-locked for the time the doodle is up, to discourage the many people who thoughtlessly edit the articles. Do you think it is an insult to the person's memory to be remembered? Is that the case? The arguments at your link were somewhat convoluted, that you will delete mention of a google doodle, and a link to it, for articles about women because if there is a google doodle about a man, it is not mentioned in the article about the man. If that is true (and you provide no evidence), why not add mention of the doodles about men, as your grand Wikipedia project instead? At any rate, the text has been knocked out and added back in twice now, so it is time to make a stronger case at Agnes Martin as to why that real event about her in popular culture must be censored from the article. --Prairieplant (talk) 11:00, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

June 2015

WikiProject Anatomy Newsletter #4

WikiProject Anatomy Newsletter #4

Released: 1 July, 2015
Editor: Tom (LT)

Hello WikiProject Anatomy participant! This is the fourth update, documenting what's going on in WikiProject Anatomy, news, current projects and other items of interest. We've had a quiet time over the last half-year or so, so I've slowed down the release of this newsletter and will probably release the next one around the end of the year. If you'd like to provide some feedback, if you think I've missed something, or don't wish to receive this again, please leave a note on my talkpage or remove your name from the mailing list

What's new
What's going on
The vermiform appendix, seen in the bottom left and the cause of much anguish when inflammed, stirs up an interesting discussion.
  • Should Vermiform appendix be retitled to its more common name (Appendix)? The discussion continues!
  • A large number of "back end" changes are made, and integration with Wikidata continues -- see the focus for more.
  • Our set of cranial nerve-related articles receive a review by a subject expert
How can I contribute?
Our articles on the 13 12 cranial nerves receive a review from a subject expert
Issue focus - technical changes

This issue was originally going to focus on how far we've come as a project. However, that encouraging news can wait until next issue, as there are simply too many changes going on at the "back end" of our project not to write about. What do I mean by "back end"? I mean changes that are not necessarily visible to readers, but may have a significant impact on the way we edit or on future edits.


A number of visible changes have been made to our templates. Firstly, the way our templates have been linked together has changed. Previously, this was a small bar with single-letter links. This has been replaced by a light-coloured box contained within all our templates with fully-worded links, which provides links to relevant anatomy and medical templates. This should make life a lot easier, particularly for students and other readers who are struggling with the vastness of anatomical systems and their related diseases and treatments.

As part of this, almost all our templates have been reviewed and cleaned up. The previously confusing colour scheme has been removed and colour standardised. The titles have been simplified. References to "identifiers" in the titles of navigation boxes (such as Gray's Anatomy and Terminologia Anatomica numbers) have been removed. Where possible, the wiki-code of templates has been updated to give a cleaner, more standardised, format that is hopefully more friendly to new editors. The cleanup continues , please feel free to contribute or propose templates which need attention.

Anatomy infobox

Most of our articles have an infobox. Previously, there were 11 separate infoboxes for different fields, such as muscles, nerves and embryology. These have been united so that at the "back end", every template will take formatting directly from the main anatomy infobox -- however at the "front end", there is little difference for readers. This will make future changes much easier -- including adding new fields, formatting, and reordering the contents. Several changes have already been made: infoboxes now link to a relevant anatomical terminology article; contents are now divided into 'Identifiers' and 'Details' headings, making it easier to grasp content for new readers; and new fields have been added, including Greek and UBERON, with several more under discussion.

External links

An editor has reviewed all our template-based external links. These are the links that often fill the "External links" category, and sometimes used as citations. At least thirty different links sets, with the number of links stretching into the thousands, have been fixed, and if not functioning, deleted. A number of non-functioning dead links (with no archived websites available), and one or two others, have been deleted. This helps keep our 'external links' section relevant and functioning for those readers who want extra information about articles.


Perhaps our most important change has been integration with Wikidata. This is because of both its current uses and potential future uses. Wikidata is a service related to Wikipedia focusing on storing information. Data relating to a Wikipedia item (such as a muscle or bone, or even a template) can have related "structured" infomation stored systematically alongside it. For example, a muscle can have information about its embryological origin, nerve supply, and the relevant sections of Terminologica Anatomica (TA) stored alongside it. Much information that was stored within articles on infoboxes is now stored on Wikidata, including the TA, TH, and TE fields. An immediate benefit is that Wikipedias in every language will (as they update their own infoboxes, be able to automatically include this information. New data can be entered in a much easier format, and data can be batch entered by bots making future updates much easier Future uses include data visualisation. I personally am looking forward to the day when a reader can view a wikidata-based "tree", clicking mesoderm and seeing all of the derived structures, then selecting the intermediate mesoderm, then Pronephric duct, mesonephric duct and vas deferens. The possibilities of using Wikidata for data visualisation are really quite encouraging!

Our next issue will focus on how far WikiProject Anatomy has come in the past 2 years.

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Wikimania meetup notes

Hi, have you posted your notes from the meetup anywhere? Could not find them via that page. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 01:08, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Daniel Mietchen Thanks for letting me know, we were too many editing the notes so I guess everyone though someone else would post them. Available here, will be sent per mail soon! -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 06:10, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject Women

Hi, I see you recently joined Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red. I've made a proposal to merge this project into Wikipedia:WikiProject Women at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Women in Red, so we can not only cover missing articles but focus on general quality of women's biographies. If interested please put your name down on the WP:Women page at the bottom.♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:03, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

TAFI's List of articles

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  • Hello CFCF:
A discussion is occurring at the TAFI talk page regarding potential changes to the project's List of articles page. Your input is welcome at the discussion.
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The Signpost: 29 July 2015

This week's article for improvement (week 32, 2015)

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A farmhouse (bottom) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland

Hello, CFCF.

The following are WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selections:

Previous selections: Igloo • Dessert • Kayaking

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August 2015

ArbCom case "Editor conduct in e-cigs articles" has now been opened

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The Signpost: 05 August 2015


I saw a notice that my username is added to an investigation. I have absolutelly no relation to any of those editors, I am from Venezuela and edit mostly pages of Venezuelan people. --Eleonora Venezuela (talk) 20:00, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Edit Warring

Stop edit warring...Modernist (talk) 23:08, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

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Please watch WP:3RR. --NeilN talk to me 21:23, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

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It would be gracious of you to revert your fourth RR at Calf. We do need to discuss the issue and per WP:BRD, the WP:BURDEN is on you to justify the change, so if you could please leave the status quo in the main article, it is the appropriate behavior. Montanabw(talk) 20:12, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Please see over the history, you are mistaken. CFCF 💌 📧 20:56, 9 October 2015 (UTC)