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September 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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List of RHPs in DC[edit]

Love your recent work on District of Columbia City Hall. You may be interested in the drive by WP:NRHP to get all the DC lists of NRHP sites (start at List of RHPs in DC) fully illustrated and linked to an article on each site. We'd like to do this before next year's Wikimania. Any help appreciated. Keep up the good work. Smallbones (talk) 16:43, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Population Density[edit]

Hello, Ok I now understand the difference now. BUT. Take a look at Alabama. Looking at List of U.S. states and territories by area. This article says that Alabama has 50,744.00 sq miles of land. Then if you look at List of U.S. states and territories by population. Here it says that Alabama has a pop of 4,779,736. Pop divided by sq miles equals 94.193. This is still different for the 94.4 that you undid the edit for. Either of us has been right. Rocketmaniac RT 13:49, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Yes, that's definitely odd but there has to be some explanation. As it is, we don't let our own calculations stand without a source because they're not verifiable and basically amount to original research. There has to be something that we're missing, or it's possible the Census Bureau made an error. I would contact them to find out. Best, epicAdam(talk) 13:55, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
I love Wikipedia, but I see so many inconsistent articles. Thank you for your comment vs just undo-ing my edits. Rocketmaniac RT 14:22, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

DYK for District of Columbia City Hall[edit]

Thanks from me Victuallers (talk) 12:01, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Legg Mason Building[edit]

Hey I saw the revert that was done in the Baltimore article and the building has changed names. Per http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-10-31/business/bs-bz-transamerica-move-20111031_1_lexington-realty-trust-legg-mason-tower-ober-kaler, this became effective on 11/1. I think that the Baltimore article will need to be updated and the Legg Mason Building article will need to be renamed Wildthing61476 (talk) 13:18, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Great. Thanks for the update. I couldn't find anything about it when I did a quick search. Best, epicAdam(talk) 18:33, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

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Revision history of List of capitals in the United States[edit]

Why did you undo my revision? 98.221.125.119 (talk) 05:55, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

History of the Federal City, Washington DC sent in by sheilamccrea@yahoo.com[edit]

The entry in Wikipedia under history and founding father misses the historical point as to why Washington DC is in the Constitution as a Federal City. The United States Congress, the capital, was chased out of Pennsylvania in 1783, then the entire US Capital was moved 4 times.....and finally put in a special Federal District (the District of Columbia) where it would not 'be at the mercy of a state government'.

That is the history of Washington, District of Columbia and is in Ron Chernow's book on Alexandra Hamilton.


p. 182 (Ron Chernow's book on Alexander Hamilton) quoted below:

When Pennsylvania refused to put down an uprising in 1783, the capital, the United States Congress, was moved from Philadelphia to Princeton, moved to Annapolis, because of the cramped quarters at Princeton that lacked even a desk, then a year later to Trenton, and in 1785 to New York.

"The Philadelphia mutiny had major repercussions in American history, for it gave rise to the notion that the national capital should be housed in a special federal district where it would never stand at the mercy of state governments."' — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.44.43.238 (talk) 12:36, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

I think this point is made quite clear in the article on Washington, D.C.: "In his Federalist No. 43, published January 23, 1788, James Madison argued that the new federal government would need authority over a national capital in order to provide for its own maintenance and security. Five years earlier, a mob of unpaid soldiers besieged the Congress while meeting in Philadelphia, but the Pennsylvania government refused requests to forcibly disperse the protesters. This situation emphasized the need for the national government to not rely on any particular state for security." Best, epicAdam(talk) 14:54, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Ello'[edit]

Just wanted to say hi & thanks! ^~^

Also; I thought it was interesting that your user page redirects to a talk page, I haven't seen that before. CLICK...if you dare! (talk) 15:53, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Seeking consensus on when to edit File:Samesex marriage in USA.svg following new legislation/court-rulings[edit]

Hello, I have noticed you made edits on File talk:Samesex marriage in USA.svg and/or File talk:Samesex marriage in USA.svg/Archive 5, so I am contacting you to take part in a newly-formed discussion at File talk:Samesex marriage in USA.svg as for whether we should update the map directly when a new legislation or court-order hits the books or if we should wait until said action takes effect. Historically, we have been updating the map when the new legislation is signed (or veto overrode or won at the ballot box, etc.), and thus it can be inferred that the consensus is to update as soon as one of those occurs. A discussion has emerged in regards to whether we should begin updating from the effective date instead of from the date of signing/etc. If you have an opinion over this matter please post it at File_talk:Samesex_marriage_in_USA.svg#When_to_update_map.3F_Effective_date_or_signing.2Fruling_date

Thegreyanomaly (talk) 22:40, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Political divisions[edit]

Adam, you just undid my revisions at Political divisions of the United States. I am still in the process of updating this article. You say that the links are an important part of this article. I disagree. They are an important part of the Insular Area article, and you'll note, are copied from there almost word for word. This page, rated C by the United States project, is currently a mess. I am trying to clean it up. I will copy all this to the talk page. Let's talk about it there. Bg860e (talk) 07:15, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

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Discussion on when to update File:Samesex marriage in USA.svg[edit]

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Baltimore vandal[edit]

Hi Epicadam, As noted at WP:AN3, I've blocked this person for 24 hours to send a message. As this wasn't edit warring per-se, you probably would have been better off reporting it at WP:AIV. I'd be happy to follow up if this person resumes their vandalism - please drop me a note on my talk page if there are further problems (though do note that I live in Australia, so I may not be in the right time zone to respond rapidly here!). Regards, Nick-D (talk) 03:34, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, Nick-D. I appreciate the follow-up. If I need any further assistance with this vandal, I'll let you know. As it is, s/he doesn't seem to respond to anything... just keeps making the same unsourced edits over and over. Best, epicAdam(talk) 04:36, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Sacramento changes[edit]

EpicAdam,

The Sacramento numbers are now consistent with FBI data. I made changes, which you rolled back--I redid them and double checked and made a couple additional edits. Sorry I'm not logged--not a normal user but local city-data users noticed this problem and I wanted to fix it. Thanks 146.114.69.2 (talk) 16:50, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

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December 10 is Ada Lovelace's birthday! Not only was she the world's first computer programmer, but also the world's first female open source developer! Come celebrate with Wikimedia District of Columbia at Busboys & Poets for an informal get together!

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Wikimedia DC Holiday Party and Wiki Loves Monuments Exhibition[edit]

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First, you need the relevant user rights for Online and/or Campus Ambassadors. (If you are an admin, you can grant the rights yourself, for you as well as other ambassadors.) Just post your rights request here, and we'll get you set up as quickly as possible.

Once you've got the ambassador rights, please set up at a Campus and/or Online Ambassador profile. You can do so at:

Going forward, the lists of Ambassadors at Special:CampusAmbassadors and Special:OnlineAmbassadors will be the official roster of who is an active Ambassador. If you would like to be an Ambassador but not ready to serve this term, you can un-check the option in your profile to publicly list it (which will remove your profile from the list).

After that, you can sign on to support courses. The list of courses will be at Special:Courses. (By default, this lists "Current" courses, but you can change the Status filter to "Planned" to see courses for this term that haven't reached their listed start date yet.)

As this is the first term we have used the extension, we know there will be some bugs, and we know the feature set is not as rich as it could be. (A big wave of improvements is already in the pipeline. And if you know MediaWiki and could help with code review, we'd love to have your help!) Please reach out to me (Sage Ross) with any complaints, bug reports, and feature suggestions. The basic features of the extension are documented at Wikipedia:Course pages, and you can see a tutorial for setting up and using them here.

Communication and keeping up to date

In the past, the Education Program has had a pretty fragmented set of communication channels. We're trying to fix that. These are the recommended places to discuss and stay up-to-date on the education program:

  1. The education noticeboard has become the main on-wiki location for discussion of the Education Program. You can post there about broad education program issues as well as issues with individual courses.
  2. The Ambassadors Announce email list is a very low-traffic announcements list of important information all Ambassadors need to be aware of. We encourage all Ambassadors (and other interested Wikipedians) to subscribe to the list; follow the instructions on the link to add your email address.
  3. If you use IRC regularly, or need to try to reach someone immediately, the #wikipedia-en-ambassadors connect IRC channel is the place to find me and fellow Ambassadors.
Ambassador training and resources

We now have an online training for Ambassadors, which is intended to be both an orientation about the Wikipedia Ambassador role for newcomers and the manual for how to do the role. (There are parallel trainings for students and for educators as well.)

Please go through the training if you feel like you need a refresher on how a typical class is supposed to go and where the Ambassadors fit in, or if you want to review and help improve it. If there's something you'd like to see added, or other suggestions you have for it, feel free to edit the training and/or leave feedback. A primer on setting up and using course pages is included in the educators' training.

The Resources page of the training is the main place for Ambassador-related resources. If there's something you think is important as a resource that's not on there, please add it.

Finally, whether or not you work with any classes this term, I encourage you to post entries to the Trophy Case whenever you see excellent work from students or if you have great examples from past semesters. And, as always, let students (and other editors!) know when they do things well; a little WikiLove goes a long way!

--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 20:43, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

DC happy hour on Thursday, February 28![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for Happy Hour at the Capitol City Brewery at Metro Center on Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 34. Hope to see you there! Harej (talk) 02:15, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to a discussion: Wikipedia and legislative data[edit]

Hi Epicadam, since you are interested in meetups in DC, I'd like to invite you to attend the Cato Institute's "Wikipedia and Legislative Data" events on March 14. (There's also an all day workshop on March 15; let me know if you are interested, we may be able to add more people.)

There will be an introduction to Wikipedia and open edit-a-thon in the afternoon, and a Sunshine Week Reception in the evening. I hope you can make it!

Hope to see you there! -Pete (talk) 19:12, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, March 9![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Guapo's at Tenleytown-AU on Saturday, March 9 at 5 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 35. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 13:50, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Article Feedback deployment[edit]

Hey Epicadam; I'm dropping you this note because you've used the article feedback tool in the last month or so. On Thursday and Friday the tool will be down for a major deployment; it should be up by Saturday, failing anything going wrong, and by Monday if something does :). Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 21:53, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

You are invited to a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29[edit]

In honor of Women's History Month, the Smithsonian and the National Museum of Women in the Arts are teaming up to organize a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 10:00am - 5:00pm. The event is focused on encouraging women editors while improving Wikipedia entries about women artists and art world figures. This event is free of charge, but participation is limited to 20 volunteers, so RSVP today! Sarasays (talk) 23:05, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Balt/Wash CSA[edit]

I take it you tacitly agree with this change? I have never heard of South Central PA (much less anywhere else) being affiliated in any way with Balt/Wash. At least in climate there is a sharp gradient between Harrisburg and Baltimore. GotR Talk 04:38, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, April 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 36. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 18:55, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetups on April 19 and 20[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for two exciting events this weekend:

On the evening of Friday, April 19, we're hosting our first-ever WikiSalon at our K Street office. The WikiSalon will be a twice-monthly informal meetup and collaborative editing event to help build the community of Wikimedia enthusiasts here in DC; please join us for its inaugural session. Light refreshments will be provided.

On Saturday, April 20, we've partnered with the George Washington University to host the All Things GW Edit-a-Thon at the Teamsters Labor History Research Center. Please join us for behind-the-scenes tours of the University Archives and help edit articles about GWU history.

We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these events! Kirill [talk] 20:00, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, May 11![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, May 11 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 23:00, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on May 24[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of May 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 18:15, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Webinar / edit-a-thon at the National Library of Medicine (NLM)[edit]

Join us at the NLM next week, either in person or online, to learn about NLM resources, hear some great speakers, and do some editing!

organized by Wiki Project Med

On Tuesday, 28 May there will be a community Wikipedia meeting at the United States National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland - with a second on Thursday, 30 May for those who can't make it on Tuesday. You can participate either in-person, or via an online webinar. If you attend in person, USB sticks (but not external drives) are ok to use.

Please go to the event page to get more information, including a detailed program schedule.

If you are interested in participating, please register by sending an email to pmhmeet@gmail.com. Please indicate if you are coming in person or if you will be joining us via the webinar. After registering, you will receive additional information about how to get to our campus (if coming in-person) and details about how to join the webinar. Klortho (talk) 00:40, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on June 6[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 6 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 11:45, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Washington, D.C.[edit]

Hello. Please see Talk:Washington, D.C.#Commas. Thanks. Inglok (talk) 15:25, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Have time on Saturday?[edit]

I'm sorry for the last-minute notice, but on Saturday, June 8, from 3 to 6 PM, Wikimedia DC and the Cato Institute are hosting a Legislative Data Meetup. We will discuss the work done so far by WikiProject U.S. Federal Government Legislative Data to put data from Congress onto Wikipedia, as well as what more needs to be done. If you have ideas you'd like to contribute, or if you're just curious and feel like meeting up with other Wikipedians, you are welcome to come! Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there!

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Harej (talk) 04:31, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might have already received a similar message a little while ago regarding the Recruitment Centre, so if you have, there is no need to read the rest of this. This message is directed to users who have reviewed over 15 Good article nominations and are not part of WikiProject Good articles (the first message I sent out went to only WikiProject members).

So for those who haven't heard about the Recruitment Centre yet, you may be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around it (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:

  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with (at the time this message was sent out, 2 recruiters have volunteered), the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

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DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, June 15![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, June 15 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 20:04, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Join us this Sunday for the Great American Wiknic![edit]

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic DC at the James Buchanan Memorial at Meridian Hill Park. We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck! :)

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Harej (talk) 15:56, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, July 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, July 13 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 00:37, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

You're Invited: Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the Smithsonian[edit]

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Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum

You're invited to the Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon, part of a series of edit-a-thons organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum to add and expand articles about American art and artists on Wikipedia.

This event will include a catered lunch and special tours of the Luce Foundation Center for American Art and the Lunder Conservation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013
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Meet at G Street Lobby (9th St. & G St. NW, Washington, D.C.)

Capacity is limited, so please sign up today!

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District of Columbia[edit]

Further input may be required at Talk:List of states and territories of the United States. Thanks, TBrandley (TCB) 17:02, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

United States population[edit]

Hi. You'd asked at some point about how the population info for United States is updated. It turns out there's no bot or other automated process involved. Template:Data United States is manually updated about once monthly, with human editors giving a definitive starting point figure and an estimate of daily rate of change (example edit). Hope that helps. --MZMcBride (talk) 03:44, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, August 24![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, August 24 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 04:18, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Wednesday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Wednesday, August 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 11:54, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Meet up with local Wikipedians on September 14![edit]

Are you free on Saturday, September 14? If so, please join Wikimedia DC and local Wikipedians for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages are welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please visit the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:11, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Million Award[edit]

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For your contributions to bring Washington, D.C. (estimated annual readership: 2,259,000) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 13:56, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

The Million Award is a new initiative to recognize the editors of Wikipedia's most-read content; you can read more about the award and its possible tiers (Quarter Million Award, Half Million Award, and Million Award) at Wikipedia:Million Award. You're also welcome to display this userbox:

Million award logo.svg This user won the Million Award for bringing Washington, D.C. to Featured Article status.


If I've made any error in this listing, please don't hesitate to correct it; if for any reason you don't feel you deserve it, please don't hesitate to remove it; if you know of any other editor who merits one of these awards, please don't hesitate to give it; if you yourself deserve another award from any of the three tiers, please don't hesitate to take it!

Cheers and all best, -- Khazar2 (talk) 13:56, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 5 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 15:11, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 26 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 06:08, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Sunday? Join us for a special Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for a special WikiSalon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library's Digital Commons Center. We will gather at 3 PM on Sunday, October 13, 2013 to discuss an important topic: what can Wikipedia and the DC area do to help each other? We hope to hear your thoughts and suggestions; if you have an idea you would like to pursue, please let us know and we will help!

Following the WikiSalon, we will be having dinner at a nearby restaurant, Ella's Wood Fired Pizza.

If you're interested in attending, please sign up at the event page. We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 02:25, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Pembroke Pines[edit]

Hi Epicadam - I guess my edit summary in the list of most populous US cities was misleading. It must have sounded like I was putting up a 2013 figure for Pembroke Pines, Florida, when in fact the new number is a corrected figure for April 1, 2010. I didn't want to clog up the table with a reference, but here's a link to one of the many 2010 census tables for Pembroke Pines: [1] . You'll see that the population cell has the original figure they recorded, then a footnote that links to the corrected figure. --Ken Gallager (talk) 01:52, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi Ken. Thanks for the note. Yeah, it seemed like you had updated the 2013 numbers (which aren't even out), so I was dubious. Yes, please make the update with a reference if it's not abundantly clear in the main citation. Best, epicAdam(talk) 01:57, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Washington, DC[edit]

Hi, you just reverted my edit, claiming there was a "broken link". Why do you believe that? I just tested it; the protocol-relative URL worked just fine. --bender235 (talk) 14:38, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Bender235. For whatever reason I got a timeout error when I tried it. May have just been the site being whacky. I'll go ahead and revert! Best, epicAdam(talk) 14:42, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

You're invited: Art & Feminism Edit-a-thon[edit]

Art & Feminism Edit-a-Thon - You are invited!
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Hi Epicadam! The first ever Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 across the United States and Canada - including Washington, D.C.! Wikipedians of all experience levels are welcome to join!

Any editors interested in the intersection of feminism and art are welcome. Experienced editors will be on hand to help new editors.
Bring a friend and a laptop! Come one, come all! Learn more here!

SarahStierch (talk) 06:25, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

DC[edit]

Hi, I see you reverted my edits, Sorry I guess maybe the census hasn't yet updated their site: :http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/11000.html There quickfacts page still says 632. Anyhow, I think whether DC should be in with a list of cities or U.S. states/territories list in the intro is more open to debate. Unlike all of the cities on that list, DC isn't part of any state. If there hasn't already been a fairly recent discussion about it on the talk page, I would be interested to see if anyone might think that it might be better to switch it back the other way.Lance Friedman (talk) 18:06, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Lance. Thanks for your edits; the changes made to the last paragraph are definitely clearer. As for the population data, the QuickFact pages are often out-of-date, which is why we link directly to the census estimate. As for rankings among cities or states, that was a topic of discussion a while back. The consensus was to rank the District among cities exactly because it is not a state. Many editors thought that wording like "the 50th most populous political jurisdiction" is so convoluted that average readers (especially the many users of the English Wikipedia who are not American) are likely to be confused as to what that even means; it even took me a second to realize that Puerto Rico was also included in that ranking! In addition, I personally believe that ranking the District among like entities (i.e. cities) is far more useful to the average reader. Ranking the District among the states is really only useful in the context of discussing voting rights, which is discussed at length later in the article. Best, epicAdam(talk) 18:40, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Template:Washington, D.C. weatherbox[edit]

It's been over 72 hours since I've posted at the talk page there, and I gave you 24: "If no satisfactory refute is given within 24 hrs, I am reverting." 173.66.83.254 (talk) 16:23, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Meetups coming up in DC![edit]

Hey!

You are invited to two upcoming events in DC:

  • Meetup at Capitol City Brewery on Saturday, January 25 at 6 PM. Please join us for dinner, drinks, socializing, and discussing Wikimedia DC activities and events. All are welcome! RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.
  • Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, February 1 from Noon – 5 PM. Join us as we improve articles on notable women in history! All are welcome, regardless of age or level of editing experience. RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.

I hope to see you there!

(Note: If you do not wish to receive talk page messages for DC meetups, you are welcome to remove your username from this page.)

Harej (talk) 00:06, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

List of colleges and universities in Washington, D.C.[edit]

Hey Adam, I added the three institutions in question to their own category in the above list. Let me know if this works! I also responded to your comments here. Thanks again, and let me know if this works! Feel free to make edits where necessary. -- Caponer (talk) 23:41, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi, my name is Monika and I'm working on a class assignment for my graduate class at American University, and I see that you are an active participant for WikiProject Washington, D.C. I would like to get some guidance from you on which articles have priority on editing. But more specifically which articles are lacking the multimedia element. Any help would be great. Thanks. OkMonika (talk) 17:01, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi, my name is Monika and I'm working on a class assignment for my graduate class at American University, and I see that you are an active participant for WikiProject Washington, D.C. I would like to get some guidance from you on which articles have priority on editing. But more specifically which articles are lacking the multimedia element. Any help would be great. Thanks. OkMonika (talk) 17:02, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Coming up in February![edit]

Hello there!

Our February WikiSalon is coming up on Sunday, February 23. Join us at our gathering of Wikipedia enthusiasts at the Kogod Courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery with an optional dinner after. As usual, all are welcome. Care to join us?

Also, if you are available, there is an American Art Edit-a-thon being held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Professor Andrew Lih's COMM-535 class at American University on Tuesday, February 11 from 2 to 5 PM. Please RSVP on the linked page if you are interested.

If you have any ideas or preferences for meetups, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/DC.

Thank you, and hope to see you at our upcoming events! Harej (talk) 18:41, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Union Station[edit]

You're right, I forgot about the commuter line. I was thinking local buses only. Thanks for catching that! I did update the infobox to say "Maryland MTA Commuter Buses", however. -- Anc516 (TalkContribs) 15:18, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Sounds good. Thanks for making the update. -epicAdam(talk) 15:26, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Washington D.C.[edit]

Hi. Actually, it was one of the least substantial changes I made on the list of the top 100 (going in order, I'm at #26). But that being said, I'm going to go back to the changes I made, since there has been quite lengthy discussion on the cityproject guidelines, which, granted are not specific to this city, but in general terms have been delved into. I think that it benefits the entire site to have some standardization on structure, and that only some cases should not follow the agreed upon pattern. There is absolutely no change to the content of the article, simply the order in which items are presented, in order to standardize the way information about cities is presented. Onel5969 (talk) 01:13, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Not every editor contributes to the WikiProject, nor is there a requirement to. While I feel like this article largely conforms with the guidelines, each page can arrive at a consensus on its own. For example, I strongly object to the inclusion of "Crime" under the Government section; on the other hand, Sister Cities are entirely a function of the Government, though I would prefer not to include them at all. In any event, I would still take the information to the article Talk page where other editors have the opportunity to contribute their thoughts. Best, epicAdam(talk) 01:17, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
That's cool. My philosophy (and, admittedly, I'm new here), is that a certain amount of uniformity should be adhered to, if the goal of the project is to get as close to encyclopedic content as possible. Which seems to be the aim of the project, when you read the different classifications for article quality. Encyclopedias, as a whole, have inherent standards which bring a cohesiveness and structure to the overall outcome. There are exceptions, of course, as was evidenced in the DC article, where there is no "Parks & Recreation" section. But I feel that a sense of continuity and cohesiveness is important to an encyclopedic document, and that whenever there is variation from it, it should be for an incredibly blatant reason. Having gone through the top 25 most populous cities, those exceptions are indeed rare. When you wish to have individual discussions on individual city pages, that is inherently weak, since an encyclopedia, imho, should take the broad view, rather than the narrow one. I don't agree with everything on the cityproject guidelines, but after reviewing dozens of pages, I understand the reasons why this consensus was reached.
As I said, not a single byte of data was changed, merely the order. I think that if a page wants to vary from the norm, there needs to be a compelling reason, not simple opinion. I won't revert, since I don't want to get in a "war", but would like if you'd consider the benefits to conforming to the standards set forth in the guidelines. Take care and be well. Onel5969 (talk) 01:45, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Hi Onel5969. That's fine, but you should really take this conversation to the article's talk page; this discussion does nobody any good here. In any event, since you're somewhat new, the first "rule" (if you can call it that) of Wikipedia is that each article reflects consensus of the editors. Having worked on articles I know that while they are helpful, guidelines are not meant to provide a standard of conformity and the instructions themselves reflect that:

The order of sections is also completely optional, and sections may be moved around to a different order based on the needs of their city. Editors are strongly encouraged, however, to at least begin with the lead and infobox (if any), followed by history, geography, demographics, and economy, since these sections have some good basic information that might be sought after by readers first. Beyond that, editors working on city articles are advised to come to a consensus that works best for the city in question.

In general, edits made for the sake of conformity are not the rule here as this is indeed not a traditional encyclopedia. If you have any other edits, I would certainly bring them up on the talk page. Best, epicAdam(talk) 02:24, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

US city list[edit]

Hi. Regarding this edit, I'm pretty sure the figures used are, in fact, 2012 estimates, not 2013 estimates. The 2013 demographic estimates for cities aren't supposed to come until May, and the figures used in the list are from the 2012 Census estimates. Would you mind reverting yourself? TCN7JM 23:43, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Sure thing. But please use edit summaries! Thanks, epicAdam(talk) 00:56, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I didn't make that edit. I'm just a passerby who saw the page on his watchlist. TCN7JM 01:13, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Gotcha. Sorry, going to fast! -epicAdam(talk) 01:14, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

Though we have a massive snowstorm coming up, spring is just around the corner! Personally, I am looking forward to warmer weather.

Wikimedia DC is looking forward to a spring full of cool and exciting activities. In March, we have coming up:

  • Evening WikiSalon on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 PM – 9 PM. Meet up with Wikipedians for coffee at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle! If you cannot make it in the evening, join us at our...
  • March Meetup on Sunday, March 23 from 3 PM – 6 PM. Our monthly weekend meetup, same place as last month. Meet really cool and interesting people!
  • Women in the Arts 2014 meetup and edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 30 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Our second annual Women in the Arts edit-a-thon, held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free lunch will be served!

We hope to see you at our upcoming events! If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my talk page.

Harej (talk) 05:11, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Your revert[edit]

Stand at the bottom of the Hopscotch Bridge at 3rd and H NE, facing east—away from North Cap, so the house numbers are increasing. Immediately in front of you to your left is 300 H Street, i.e. even.

Stand at the corner of MLK and V SE in Anacostia (at the Big Chair) facing south, so the house numbers are increasing. To your left is 2100 MLK, i.e. even.

If you have a better way of phrasing it, be my guest, but the information I added is correct, and holds true throughout the District. --Fran Rogers (talk) 15:30, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Fran. I converted the text to a chart based on quadrant. When I read your original phrasing more carefully, I realized that you said "house numbers," which I misinterpreted as "street numbers." In any event, I think using coordinates instead of conditional directions (i.e. left, right) are easier for most readers to understand! Thanks for your help. Best, epicAdam(talk) 23:37, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

An exciting month of wiki events![edit]

Hello there,

I am pleased to say that April will be a very exciting month for Wikipedia in Washington, DC. We have a lot of different events coming up, so you will have a lot to choose from.

First, a reminder that our second annual Women in the Arts Edit-a-Thon will take place on Sunday, March 30 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Coming up in April, we have our first-ever Open Government WikiHack with the Sunlight Foundation on April 5–6! We are working together to use open government data to improve the Wikimedia projects, and we would love your help. All are welcome, regardless of coding or editing experience. We will also be having a happy hour the day before, with refreshments courtesy of the Sunlight Foundation.

On Friday, April 11 we are having our first edit-a-thon ever with the Library of Congress. The Africa Collection Edit-a-Thon will focus on the Library's African and Middle East Reading Room. It'll be early in the morning, but it's especially worth it if you're interested in improving Wikipedia's coverage of African topics.

The following day, we are having our second annual Wiki Loves Capitol Hill training. We will discuss policy issues relevant to Wikimedia and plan for our day of outreach to Congressional staffers that will take place during the following week.

There are other meetups in the works, so be sure to check our meetup page with the latest. I hope to see you at some of these events!

All the best,
James Hare

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