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Congrats! Your poster has been accepted for Wikimania 2019[edit source]

Hi Deryck Chan,
Congratulations! Your poster has been accepted for Wikimania 2019. Now what?
Start designing your poster. Remember that this is an academic poster, not a promotional one: this means that you have to share insights, technical aspects, numbers, and any technical information that would allow a participant to understand your process better. For more information about academic posters, and examples that will inspire you, please visit the Poster session page.
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Thank you for submitting a proposal and making Wikimania more diverse! We look forward to seeing you in a few months,
María Cruz

Thank you María Cruz! Deryck Chan (talk) 20:54, 21 June 2019 (UTC)Reply
MCruz: I have sent my PDF poster to Hang for printing, and also uploaded it to Commons. (File:Environmental engineering content on Wikimedia projects.pdf). Let me know if there are any problems! Deryck Chan (talk) 00:07, 10 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

rights[edit source]

Admin rights granted for a year, as it was thought best to allow each wikimania committee to be able to do as they required. Translation admin rights ongoing assigned.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:34, 24 May 2020 (UTC)Reply

Thank you User:Billinghurst. --Deryck Chan (talk) 22:08, 24 May 2020 (UTC)Reply

Interested in your Wikimania talk 2021[edit source]

Dear Deryck Chan, your scheduled talk on Cross-wiki ideological conflict and Wikimedia's vision of knowledge equity seems very interesting. I wanted to let you know that I won't be able to attend live due to time zone differences. I look forward to watching the video of it if it is recorded. Thank you. Al83tito (talk) 09:15, 13 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

Thank you User:Al83tito! Deryck Chan (talk) 09:52, 13 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

Your talk[edit source]

Hello Deryck Chan,

I saw your talk. Interesting stuff!

Not really sure where the correct place for discussion is (if any), but for what it's worth... I don't think your description of the Senkaku Islands naming issue in English was quite correct. The reason why "Senkaku Islands" was picked as the name doesn't have to do with Japanese military control of the islands, at least not directly. The reason that most editors brought up was the "common name" argument ( en:Wikipedia:Article_titles#Use_commonly_recognizable_names ): that Wikipedia should used the predominant term in high quality sources, such as the news media. Now, maybe newspapers and scholars are affected by Japanese control of the islands, but it's not the direct reason Wikipedia uses the name (en:Talk:Senkaku_Islands/Archive_12#Requested_move for the longer version). There are plenty of examples of areas where the "ruling" language is not what Wikipedia uses - cities in Catalonia that use Catalan names rather than Castilian Spanish, say, although that may not be a great example since the Spanish gov't explicitly endorses use of Catalan too these days.

More generally, I don't think I'd tie article names to bias. "Deutschland" is "Germany" in English, but that doesn't mean that the article on the country is particularly biased (or on Spanish Wikipedia for Alemania). The only times when article titles become problematic is when they implicitly carry judgments along with - e.g. is it a "massacre" or an "incident", similar to the Hong Kong protests topic you discussed. Usually the more interesting part is the content. For example (disclaimer: I can't read Vietnamese, so this is all via Google Translate), vi:Danh sách vụ thảm sát ở Việt Nam apparently uses "massacres" in the title, but the actual content hugely downplays the North Vietnamese war crimes and says that they're mostly made up by US propaganda. So even though the titling is fine, the content isn't going against the Vietnamese government stance. 2603:7000:8D40:72:24AA:6D31:3F6:DD64 18:19, 14 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

Hello IP editor, thanks for the comment! I agree with you on all the placename cases you list above. I presented a slightly more nuanced argument back in 2011 but had to do an over-simplified version of it (with some bad memory over e.g. Senkaku vs Pinnacle, sorry) today. I agree the content is often less immediately noticeable but more contentious and that's why I spent most of the article talking about editorial policies on that front. Thank you for attending my session! Deryck Chan (talk) 18:31, 14 August 2021 (UTC)Reply