*The English Wikipedia Teahouse* * The English Wikipedia Teahouse <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Teahouse> recently surpassed 1000 pages of archives. The Teahouse seems to be very successful.
*Pictures of the day from various wikis, with descriptions in English* * French Wikipedia: "A Menger sponge with ray tracing. In the sponge-center is a light source. The image illustrates the functionality of ray tracing by computers and the resulting shadow position and orientation." <https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Mengerschwamm_without_main_light_light_strength_0,65_8K.png> * English Wikipedia: "Pied kingfisher (*Ceryle rudis leucomelanurus*) female, Chambal River, UP, India" <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pied_kingfisher_(Ceryle_rudis_leucomelanurus)_female.jpg> * Commons: architecture photo of an escalator in the Umeda Sky Building. Osaka Prefecture, Japan <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Umeda_Sky_Building,_Osaka,_November_2016_-02.jpg> * English Wikipedia: "Wells Cathedral's nave, viewed from the entrance, in Somerset, England" <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wells_Cathedral_Nave_1,_Somerset,_UK_-_Diliff.jpg> * English Wikipedia: cactus "*Mammillaria spinosissima* var. '*rubrispina*' ('Super Red')", which is endemic to central Mexico <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mammillaria_spinosissima_by_RO.jpg> * English Wikipedia: social worker, civic activist, and Nobel Prize winner Jane Addams <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jane_Addams_-_Bain_News_Service.jpg> * Hindi Wikipedia: "Caravan in the desert, Morocco, Sahara" <https://hi.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%A4%9A%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%A4%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%B0:Caravan_in_the_desert.jpg> * French Wikipedia: "Veraison (the onset of ripening) of Zinfandel grapes in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California" <https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Grapes,_Dry_Creek_Valley-7705.jpg> * French Wikipedia: self-portrait of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh <https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Vincent_van_Gogh_-_Self-Portrait_-_Google_Art_Project_(454045).jpg> *Breaking news coverage of weather incidents* English Wikipedia seems to have some highly active weather enthusiasts who cover topics such as *Hurricane Dorian <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Dorian>*, along with many people who are willing to write about breaking news stories. Although weather emergencies are bad news, English Wikipedia's timely and detailed coverage of them is good to see. * Operation Enduring Encyclopedia * * Password requirements were strengthened for Wikimedia user accounts to deter users from having any of the 100,000 most common passwords. See Pabricator task T151425 <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T151425>. * Wikimedia Foundation staff responded to a distributed denial of service attack <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_denial_of_service_attack> on 6 September 2019. See Phabricator task T232224 <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T232224> and this email <https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2019-September/093414.html> . * Preparations are underway for English Wikipedia Arbitration Committee elections in December 2019 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Arbitration_Committee_Elections_December_2019>. *English Wikiquote of the Day* I'll get an inspiration and start painting; then I'll forget everything, everything except how things used to be and how to paint it so people will know how we used to live. —American folk artist Grandma Moses <https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Grandma_Moses> *Off wiki* * Humility <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humility> is a virtue <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtue>. I felt irritated by my errors in the WMHYTW email that I sent last week to on Wikimedia-l [1 <https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2019-September/093371.html>] [2 <https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2019-September/093372.html>], but I reminded myself that “to err is human” and even “professionals” make mistakes. This (Youtube link) <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKkvbBoas9Y> is a collection of bloopers from the movie *Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_IV:_The_Voyage_Home>*. If you saw the movie then you'll probably appreciate the bloopers more, but even if you haven't seen the movie, you can probably understand some of the humor. A few explanations about the bloopers may help. Commander Uhura <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uhura> was supposed to say that sensors were receiving whale song; the movie was directed by Leonard Nimoy <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Nimoy> who also acted in the movie as Mr. Spock <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spock>; and one of the film's settings is the fictional Cetacean Institute <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cetacean> which in the movie held two humpback whales <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humpback_whales>. My favorite segment of the blooper reel involves the discussion of "exact change <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/exact_change>", although more relevant to last week’s WMYHTW is that, as Dr. McCoy <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._McCoy> said, nobody's perfect. *Closing comments* To reduce the time that I spend adapting WMYHTW for both Wikimedia-l and *The Signpost*, and to reduce errors in these emails, this week I first drafted this issue of WMYHTW on wiki. Adapting the content from wiki format to email format seems to be somewhat faster than adapting from email format to wiki format. However, after this week, I will likely be spending much less time on WMYHTW for the foreseeable future. I have bills that need to be paid. Translations of the subject line of this email would be appreciated on Meta <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine/WMYHTW_translations>. Thanks to Pols12 <https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilisateur:Pols12> for the French translation. What’s making you happy this week? You are welcome to write in any language. You are also welcome to start a WMYHTW thread next week. Regards, Pine ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>