User talk:Katie Chan (WMUK)

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Volunteer equipment

Hi Katy. Thanks for uploading photos of the volunteer equipment. Would it be possible for them to be moved to Commons, please, as that's the better place for images such as these? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 08:56, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

I had actually uploaded some of them on Commons already before. The rest I had uploaded locally because I didn't think they were either very good or that Commons wouldn't be interested in them. I've moved all of them except two across. Those two I'll keep here because of the packaging. Thanks -- Katie Chan (WMUK) (talk) 10:15, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Katie. :-) The photos aren't bad at all, and if there aren't already decent images of these on Commons then they're a useful addition there. However, if there's doubt about whether the photos including packaging can be freely licensed and made available on Commons, then they should probably not be hosted here under a free license... Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:02, 3 May 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for cleaning up after me! I'm blaming having only one functional eye. Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing); Andy's talk; Andy's edits 18:56, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata training

See you then.

I've done quite a bit on Wikidata - so I may be able to help with some of the training - but there are lots of things I still want to learn. Filceolaire (talk) 00:16, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Training the Trainers/February 2014 event

Hi Katie, I've confirmed on the event page that I am still interested & can make the 1st & 2nd Feb. Shouldn't need accommodation (just a car parking space) but probably will not be able to stay for the dinner in the evening.Rodw (talk) 19:44, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you :) Katie Chan (WMUK) (talk) 10:36, 18 December 2013 (UTC)


First edit of the year! Jealous? Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 03:13, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Mailto links

This is just a note to say that by formatting email addresses like you did at [1], you'll probably get more spam being sent to them as they're easier for spambots to harvest! Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 18:15, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, I know. I was asked to make the email addresses as accessible as possible to potential visitors for over the weekend. I'll have a think / talk whether we want to maintain it this way longer term. -- Katie Chan (WMUK) (talk) 10:35, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Grants pages

Hi Katie. I just wanted to say: nice work with merging the grants pages. :-) Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 21:06, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. If there's anything you spot that could do with better wording, let me know. -- Katie Chan (WMUK) (talk) 11:17, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

idea: handout something with the WMUK events page on it

Brain dump of idea: we need something to hand out that has a link to the WMUK events page. Possibly this could be the same thing we talked about in the volunteers support meeting the other day. Thryduulf (talk: local | en.wp | en.wikt) 20:37, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

In case you didn't see....

I submitted a report. Will try and find something on total stub numbers on wikipedia to give this some context. Casliber (talk) 03:58, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your report, including what went well, and what didn't. Is the last bit a formal request for another grant? -- Katie Chan (WMUK) (talk) 13:13, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia UK banner for meetup

Hi Katie, I received your email, thanks. I don't use email for discussing Wikipedia matters, so I'll reply here. At the last Oxford meetup I was given a bag of WMUK merchandise by Thryduulf on behalf of WMUK (I believe it was handed to him by Jonathan Cardy), thanks to all at WMUK for that.

The banner seems like a good idea - I first saw one of these in January, it was about eight feet tall (2.5 metres?) and two feet wide, it cost our model railway club GBP 40.00 - we used it to publicise our annual exhibition in March.

Can I suggest that the Wikipedia puzzleball be incorporated into the design somehow, as it is much more likely to be recognised than the WMUK logo. --Redrose64 (talk; at English Wikipedia) 16:31, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

We have bigger ones as well, but they're not the lightest or easiest to carry around and not all venue would be agreeable to a big floor banner being displayed hence the tabletop ones here. We'll be getting some other designs for tabletops as well, once we confirm trademark use with the foundation. The idea is maybe two people per meetup region have these banner in case one don't make it to a particular meetup, so one of you can have the Wikimedia UK one, one later get say a Wikipedia globe one. -- Katie Chan (WMUK) (talk) 16:39, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
OK, I think it's best to go with the small one. It'll certainly attract attention. Apart from myself, the most regular attendees at Oxford are HJ Mitchell, MistyMorn and RexxS. I intend to be at Coventry 9 this Sunday. --Redrose64 (talk; at English Wikipedia) 16:56, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Thryduulf has agreed to take a banner to Coventry for you, and of course, it can be used there. -- Katie Chan (WMUK) (talk) 17:03, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. --Redrose64 (talk; at English Wikipedia) 17:30, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
I now have the banner, thanks. --Redrose64 (talk; at English Wikipedia) 23:10, 1 April 2014 (BST)

Photos from Coventry

You asked for some photos of the Coventry meetup. I obliged: Commons:Category:Wikimeetup in Coventry 2014-03-30. 17:07, 1 April 2014 (BST)

Thank you! :) Katie Chan (WMUK) (talk) 17:32, 1 April 2014 (BST)
It's probably too late to ask Thryduulf not to include my name. There are some people on Wikipedia who make assumptions concerning my age and gender, I prefer to keep them guessing (it's more fun). --Redrose64 (talk; at English Wikipedia) 23:10, 1 April 2014 (BST)
Sorry. I (or you) can remove your name from the image captions. I don't have time right now, but I'll get to it when I can if you haven't beaten me to it. Thryduulf (talk: local | en.wp | en.wikt) 09:13, 2 April 2014 (BST)
I've removed the names from image captions, and added people categories - hope that helps. :-) Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 21:16, 4 April 2014 (BST)

Stub contest

Hi Katie, see note at here. Am thinking of rerunning. Cheers, Casliber (talk) 23:17, 7 July 2014 (BST)

Was wondering...

Is this a strict deadline? 16:56, 9 July 2014 (BST)

Hi, in general yes, except in exceptional circumstances. If you would like to be considered, please email me at noting what support you would like, your Wikimedia background, and why you were unable to apply before. -- Katie Chan (WMUK) (talk) 21:05, 9 July 2014 (BST)


Thanks for the tip, I've corrected them.Fabian Tompsett (WMUK) (talk) 11:17, 16 January 2015 (GMT)