This is a list of biographies of women from the Dictionary of National Biography, first edition (1885–1900) and first two supplements, that do not yet match an English Wikipedia article. Created 28 July 2013.
Hi! I'm known as Keilana around here, but I respond to Kei and K just as often. (Just because I get asked sometimes, it's pronounced "Kay-lah-nah" or "Kay", not "Key".) I've been around the project for about 5 years now, but I was largely inactive for a couple of years. I'm an administrator—I passed RfA in November 2007 and January 2008—so I try to split my time between maintenance/janitorial stuff and content writing. I'm also a mediator for the Mediation Committee. I was appointed in March 2008. I'm happy to help people get involved in dispute resolution; we always need more hands. Periodically, I offer advice at the Teahouse. I am an Online Ambassador for the US Education Program and a OTRS agent. I have also worked with professional scientists to encourage expert participation, as an adjunct effort to my work with the Education Program. As a native speaker of English, I try to copyedit as much as I can, mostly in the area of science and other associated articles. My content-writing is currently focussed on improving all 88 constellation articles, women scientists, and Islamic manuscripts; if you're interested in helping I would greatly appreciate any collaborators. :)
I've got a recall process for if I really frak up, but I'd rather that be a last resort. I'm usually quite reasonable, give me a talk page note; if you want more opinions on something I did, feel free to ask for input on AN or wherever. To be honest, I hardly ever use my admin bit anymore because there's just so much content to write. If you're here because you wanted to know why I rolled back your perfectly reasonable edit at *insert community/talk page here*, that's probably because I'm checking my watchlist on my phone and hit the wrong button. If I didn't fix it myself, please revert me and if necessary, whack me with a trout/bass/cod/fish of your choice.
In real life, I'm in college studying molecular biology, Arabic, and Islamic studies at beautiful Loyola University Chicago. I'm a proud Chicago girl - don't even think about putting ketchup on your hot dogs. I work in a genetics lab there with Drosophila melanogaster; they get cuter the longer you stare at them. Genes, stars, and kind people make me happy. "Hat collectors", both online and in real life, annoy me. If I promise to do something and it takes me a couple weeks, it doesn't mean I hate you, it just means that my professors slammed me with work and my grades take priority over Wikipedia. Unless I'm procrastinating.
Its nice to be nice, but even if all one cares about is the success of Wikipedia in providing reliable encyclopaedic information, the Kindness Campaign is of considerable value in adding to the motivation needed for the necessary hard work.
Clay Shirky, one of the world's leading authorities on web culture, devotes the 3rd chapter of his book Cognitive Surplus to a discussion of the importance praise and congratulation have in motivating volunteers. He specifically discusses Wikipedia as an example of this. Shirky goes on to describe various studies and experiments which show praise can be more effective as a long term motivator than tangible rewards such as money.
The Wikipedia project strives for a neutral point of view in its coverage of subjects, but it is inhibited by systemic bias that discriminates against underrepresented cultures and topics. The systemic bias is created by the shared social and cultural characteristics of most editors, and it results in an imbalanced coverage of subjects on Wikipedia.
The systemic bias of Wikipedians manifests itself as a portrayal of the world through the filter of the experiences and views of the average Wikipedian. Bias is manifested in both additions and deletions to articles.
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