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Revitalizing WikiProject Seattle

UW Bothell on Wikipedia In The News

The recent discovery of a new pentagon tiling propelled University of Washington Bothell's pageviews up interestingly. See counter here. From near zero to over 3,500 per day, and it still has only tapered off to 2,500 three days later. It's an interesting study in what we could possibly do with carefully developed Cascadia topics that make the frontpage. Or maybe an opportunity to entice all those eyeballs to read about other Cascadia topics once they get there. - Brianhe (talk) 19:55, 20 August 2015 (PDT)

Washington wildfires on Wikipedia In The News

wikipedia:2015 Washington state wildfires is on Wikipedia's front page today. Brianhe (talk) 18:35, 26 August 2015 (PDT)

Followup. Pageview statistics show that this topic's stats went from hundreds of views a day to 15,000+ on 8/26 when it appeared on ITN, and 10,000+ the next day. - Brianhe (talk) 11:28, 28 August 2015 (PDT)

Cascadia barnstar

Cascadia Barnstar

Cascadia Barnstar may be given to Wikipedians who make exceptional contributions to Cascadia topics. I gave the first one to a stub contest participant per my advert on the WP rewards board. -- Brianhe (talk) 13:55, 28 August 2015 (PDT)

Hi all, I posted this for en.wp adoption with mixed results. Pine suggested I open up a discussion here on criteria for awarding this with CWUG's blessing and/or its name attached. This can be done even if it's a personal barnstar not an official en.wp barnstar. Here are some criteria I used when offering the barnstar on the reward board:
Expand any Cascadia-related stub for credit as part of the 2015 stub contest. For purposes of this offer, Cascadia-related is defined as belonging to WikiProject Washington (list), WikiProject Oregon (list), or equivalent WPUSA, or others in British Columbia or California as per my own discretion (Cascadia has no definite boundaries).
Comments solicited! -- Brianhe (talk) 10:53, 15 September 2015 (PDT)

Creating Wikipedia-linked virtual spaces

Of interest to CWUG: this is a tool created by local computer science researchers: This Crazy Program Turns Wikipedia Into 3D Models of the Real World (Gizmodo, 2013). I could imagine doing this for certain locations in Cascadia that are heavily photographed. Pike Place Market virtual tour, anyone? - Brianhe (talk) 18:26, 7 February 2016 (PST)