Wiki Women Unite

  • June 29, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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Wikipedia suffers from a lack of women editors. Well, lets pitch in and help fix their problem! Lets all get together and edit Wikipedia articles to improve them, or better yet, create new articles on topics that have not yet been covered. You all bring your laptops, and I'll provide a (brief, I promise) talk and cheat sheet for wiki markup (not as scary as it sounds, I promise).  So even if you are not already a Wikipedia editor, you can become one ASAP!


What kind of page should you edit/ share?  What SHOULDN'T you edit or share?  Share about your favorite author, a hobby, a place you used to live, a place you visited, or a topic you're passionate about.  No topic is too trivial or obscure!  Do you like friendship bracelets?  Share what you know!

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  • Heather

    If you haven't edited or added to Wikipedia before, or it has been a while since you did your editing/adding, I highly recommend that you review the Wikipedia Primer for Newcomers at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:A_Primer_for_newcomers before coming tomorrow.

    June 28, 2013

  • Heather

    Hey everyone -- I just wanted to remind you all to bring your laptops tomorrow.

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Heather! I look forward to it :)

    June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be out of town that weekend for a wedding.

    June 3, 2013

    • Heather

      That's too bad! I hope you have a good time at the wedding, though.

      June 3, 2013

  • Heather

    Hey everyone! I just set a date for this shindig -- Saturday June 29 at 2pm at my place. Everyone needs to bring a laptop.

    June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to be part of this. I can't go on the weekend of June 15/16 or for about a month after July 15, but if it's scheduled when I can make it I will definitely attend!

    June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds awesome! Count me in too! :)

    May 7, 2013

  • Heather

    I just found this FASCINATING article on the dearth of women editors on Wikipedia. It notes that "there are less Wikipedia articles on women poets than pornographic actresses, (which is) a depressing statistic". Depressing, indeed.

    http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2013/apr/29/wikipedia-women-problem/

    May 3, 2013

  • Heather

    I'm looking at upcoming Saturdays in May and early June to schedule this. Are there any days that do NOT work for you all?

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    AAH I love this idea! Depending on when it happens, count me in :)

    April 30, 2013

  • anna b.

    Heather,
    What a great idea! I'd love to be a part!

    April 26, 2013

  • Heather

    So, is anyone interested? Anyone? Bueller?

    March 19, 2013

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