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Please, need your advice[edit]

Dear ABCD, I am a new Wikipedian and have a dispute. Is there a way for somebody independent to look at it and help me resolve it? Thanks. Your imput is highly appriciated --Rm125 (talk) 04:17, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Warning:Javascript security issue[edit]

Hi! I need to inform you that I've protected Wikipedia:WikiProject_User_scripts/Scripts/Sigdash because it allows users to add code to the javascript of other users. If you are an admin, you are still able to edit it, but if you are not an admin, please copy and paste it into your userspace to continue modifying it. We can set up a message at the old javascript page telling users to change their links. If you need help, please contact me or User:Eagle_101. Thanks, --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹnoɟʇs 01:48, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Happy Birthday[edit]

  • FROM YOUR FRIEND:

--  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 00:17, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Oh my BAD. Here ya go:

Happy First Edit Day[edit]

Edit day.svg Happy First Edit Day, ABCD, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

--  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 21:39, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

DC meetup #3[edit]

Interested in meeting-up with a bunch of your wiki-friends? Please take a quick look at Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 3 and give your input about the next meetup. Thank you.
This automated notice was delivered to you because you are on the Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Invite. BrownBot 01:08, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

A right to vanish request[edit]

Hi, I once used my real name as my username. I happen to have a family name which is quite rare in my local language, which subsequently make my full name unique. Due to this silly error, I was once harassed by a fellow wikipedian who digged my personal information from internet. He was subsequently warned. I stopped editing wikipedia actively since then. I would like to request right to vanish so that, at least, my name don't pop up in google search. Am I in the right place to make this request? Vapour (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 04:32, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Classification of admins[edit]

Hi ABCD. Please consider adding your admin username to the growing list at Classification of admins. Best! -- Jreferee t/c 22:40, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

(Untitled by Gp75motorsports)[edit]

Hi. I'm setting up a shop and was wondering if you'd like to become our assistant userscripts developer. If you do, then all you've got to do is go here and add your name. If not, then just tell me so. Thanks! --Gp75motorsports REV LIMITER 20:17, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

WikBack[edit]

Someone, perhaps you, just registered an account at the WikBack. If it was you, welcome! If not, please let me know. The Uninvited Co., Inc. 04:35, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

It was me. – ABCD 22:10, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

electojects.com/motors[edit]

We need some admin help here, Should I add the above link to relevant articles (like electric motor). Some users consider it a spam, while it is relevant. please check it.62.139.238.152 (talk) 09:13, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm not going to get involved, except to say to discuss it on the talk page(s). – ABCD 00:44, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

TOR block of 72.21.33.202[edit]

Hey, I noticed that you've blocked 72.21.33.202, as a TOR node, which, it is no longer. I was wondering, if you'd consider either allowing me to unblock it, or, unblocking it yourself please. SQLQuery me! 20:49, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Unblocked. – ABCD 04:53, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

DC Meetup on May 17th[edit]

Your help is needed in planning Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 4! Any comments or suggestions you have are greatly appreciated. The Placebo Effect (talk) 18:31, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Bot activity[edit]

I was going over the list of bots and noticed that ABot (talk · contribs) has not edited in a very long time. Is this bot still active and if not, would you object to it being de-flagged? Please post your comments to Wikipedia_talk:Bots/Requests_for_approval#Dead_bots since this is a rather widely-posted message. MBisanz talk 06:38, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Bot policy[edit]

There is currently a question over the phrasing in Bot policy about it Bots can empty categories. Way back in 2005 this edit add the clause in question [1], but it doesn't specify what the certain types of person categories are. Do you remember the context of that change? MBisanz talk 00:35, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

The "certain types of person categories" would be those typed as "Non-'Business Card'", per this edit from mid-2005. I might be able to clarify more if you were to tell me where this conversation was taking place, so that I would know exactly what is at issue. While it has been a while, I still do remember a bit about policies concerning bots around that time (considering that that was when I started using mine...). – ABCD 05:19, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
Generally the area about half way throug this section Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Betacommand#Bot_needs_to_be_fixed, you can pick my comments out by my sig. MBisanz talk 05:24, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
Personally, I do not remember any reason why automated removal of categories was ever an issue, especially if the reason was that the category does not actually exist. I also cannot find any discussion of the "minor rephrase", which makes it look like it was a unilateral policy change that was not contested, because, at that time, there were many edits being made to the page which were not actually policy changes, as the list of running bots was, at that time, maintained on that page. At this point, it looks like the only reason that wording is still used is due to inertia. – ABCD 05:46, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, the lack of institutional memory is a problem with Wikipedia and I'm glad at least you were around from that era and policy page. MBisanz talk 05:50, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Happy Administrators Anniversary.[edit]

Happy Adminship from the Birthday Committee
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Wishing ABCD a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!

-- Chubbennaitor 07:36, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Happy Adminship from the Birthday Committee
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Wishing ABCD a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!

Idontknow610TM 19:19, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Happy Adminship from the Birthday Committee
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Wishing ABCD a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!

-- SMS Talk 19:24, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

SUL[edit]

I have moved the old v:fr:User:ABCD. Now you can have an account on French Wikiversity. :) RM77 (talk) 13:55, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

zh:User:ABCD[edit]

Hello ABCD, the user:ABCD in zh-wiki is moved so that now you can merge your usernames. --Philopp (talk) 06:56, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

Birthday cake.jpg Just a happy Birthday message to you, ABCD, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

wwesockssign 09:15, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Balloons-KayEss-1.jpeg Here's to you on your birthday, ABCD! From the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

--SMS Talk 19:54, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Rename[edit]

Sorry, I don't own the username ABCD in zh wikipedia. --User:Yacht (talk) 13:40, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject:Software[edit]

WikiProject Software Hello ABCD. You have been invited to join WikiProject Software, a WikiProject dedicated to improving the Software-related articles on Wikipedia. You received this invitation due to your interest in, or edits relating to or within the scope of the project. If you would like to join or just help out a bit, please visit the project page, and add your name to the list of project members. You may also wish to add {{User WikiProject Software}} to your userpage and {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Software/Announcement-u}} to the top of your talk page with the heading ==WikiProject Software Announcement==. If you know someone who might be interested, please pass this message onto others by pasting this code into their talk page {{Software invite|~~~~}} with the following heading == WikiProject Software ==.

Thanks,
Tyw7, Leading Innovations ‍ ‍‍ (TalkContributions) 11:38, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Recall clerking[edit]

I've noticed you around as a cool head whose editing doesn't intersect with my own that much. I'd like to list you as a clerk option at User:MBisanz/Recall for people to select from when invoking my recall criteria. Is that ok with you? MBisanz talk 04:16, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

That is fine with me. – ABCD 21:47, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

You're invited...[edit]

...to the 5th Washington DC Meetup! Please visit the linked page to RSVP or for more information. All are welcome!
This has been an automated delivery, you can opt-out of future notices by removing your name from the invite list. BrownBot (talk) 23:52, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Recall[edit]

So I've been recalled at User:MBisanz/Recall#Clerks. I don't quite see how I abused block powers, since the filer has never been blocked, but yea, it is clerk time now. MBisanz talk 21:16, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

DC Meetup Events: You're invited![edit]

Wikipedia Loves Art! (February 27)

The Smithsonian American Art Museum will be holding a Wikipedia Loves Art! meetup on Friday, February 27 from 5-7 pm in the Kogod Courtyard. This is a photography event involving Wikipedians, along with Flickr users and others, to generate content for Wikipedia. Come share your experiences, meet the other teams, and take some photos! While RSVPing isn't necessary drop Jeff Gates an email if you're planning on attending so he can get a head count: gatesj (at) si.edu. There also is a signup list here, along with detailed information. The museum is conveniently located across from the Gallery Place-Chinatown metro station.

DC 6th Meetup (March 7)

The DC 6th meetup will take place on March 7th at Pizzeria Uno's at Union Station, one level up from the main floor. The meetup will start at 5pm, and people usually stick around there for several hours. You can RSVP at Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 6.


This has been an automated because you your name was on the invite list. BrownBot (talk) 16:16, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

AbuseFilter 61[edit]

Did you try to alter the filter? If you did, you probably were just unlucky. I was not aware you tried to change anything. If you do change something please let me know what it is so I can see its effect on the log. - Mgm|(talk) 13:41, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

  • Are you sure (!("http://en.wikipedia.org" in removed_lines) | "http://en.wikipedia.org" in added_lines) works like it is supposed to. The string should be in the removed lines, not be in the added lines and if that occurs the filter should be stopped. RIght now it stops if the string occurs in either the removed or added lines which is not the intended effect. - Mgm|(talk) 13:53, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
  • By DeMorgan's laws, that rewrite changed only how it looks, not how it behaves - if the intended effect was other than "if URL added, flag; else if URL not removed, flag; else don't flag", then the original was just as broken --ABCD
  • It did change how it behaves because (!added_lines & removed_lines) is not the same as (added_lines & !removed_lines). The intended use was to ignore the change if the removed ref contained a external link to Wikipedia - Mgm|(talk) 18:35, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

OTRS verification question[edit]

First time I've needed to do this - and haven't a clue on where to do this! The question is on File:Nilkanth Varni.JPG ; the uploader is claiming it's under a "blanket" OTRS, ticket number otrs:2008101410045759. Can you clue me in on how to verify this, and thus restore the image? Thanks much! Skier Dude (talk) 03:33, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

I just checked the ticket, and while it does claim blanket permission, that permission does not include this image, simply because, so far as I can see, that image did not come from the site giving permission. For future reference, that site is http://swaminarayan.org.in/. – ABCD 07:53, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
Hi ABCD,

Skier Dude referred me here - why wldnt it be included - http://swaminarayan.org.in/Nilkanth%20Varni.jpg ?? Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 14:27, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for the confirmation, ABCD. I wld like to raise another point here. Iv uploaded loads of pictures (mayb close to or more than a 100) - not only from this website but also others, under the same permission (I think I have blanket permission from 3 websites whch hv been fwd to permissions) - now MOST of these do not hv OTRS tickets - how do v stop further problems like this?

still waiting to hear from u on the issue - if u cl pl. help .. Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते 19:16, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

User categories, irssi, mIRC[edit]

I just spent a day cleaning this mess up, including having an admin help with some of it. I'd appreciate it if you would check edit histories before making automated edits/changes from something in an old backlog that had already been dealt with. Thanks. Tothwolf (talk) 06:57, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

For that fact, someone could have pinged my talk page and asked "Hey, I noticed a lot of work has been done here...What's the current status?" That wasn't done, unfortunately. Tothwolf (talk) 07:00, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
I apologize, I didn't check the histories first. I would, however, strongly suggest that you bring this up on WP:DRV, as there appears to be a valid XfD for the cat, and the cat was supposed to have been deleted as a result of that. If you dispute this, then (unless I'm mistaken), WP:DRV should be the proper venue for the dispute. I have reverted my own actions in this matter pending further discussion. – ABCD 07:05, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
Well, I got caught off-guard too, the speedy delete warning wasn't expected at all. MBisanz‎ just undeleted the XChat category yesterday. No worries, we'll get it all sorted out (now I need to go for a walk...) Tothwolf (talk) 07:10, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
Before I forget...I try not to edit heavily transcluded templates like the mIRC userbox multiple times in a short amount of time because all the pages that transclude it have to be rebuilt which can sometimes add to the server load. Oh well, too late now :) Tothwolf (talk) 07:17, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
The good news is, that change is just a drop in the bucket nowadays, and now there's a job queue that allows those changes to happen asynchronously. (And if two updates happen in rapid succession, the cache is only invalidated once if the queue hasn't gotten that far.) In other words, don't worry too much about it. I remember the "good ol' days", when a change like that would mean waiting a while for the page to submit, while the server updated everything - now that doesn't happen nearly as often. – ABCD 07:25, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
Ah! That is good news. I knew there was a job queue but didn't realize it didn't stack changes. I hadn't been active on Wikipedia much for 2-3 years until lately so this is a new (and very much welcome) improvement. Btw, there was also some discussion on Killiondude's and Black Falcon's talk pages and it got a little scattered. (Now, I'm really going for my walk this time LOL.) Tothwolf (talk) 07:33, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
The bad news is this category mess is much more widespread. Just about everything in Category:Wikipedians by software has been gutted. Even the {{User browser:Lynx}} template wasn't spared [2] I believe it may be time to rewrite the ambiguous sentence that is causing this to happen. Tothwolf (talk) 11:03, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

A small request[edit]

Can you please delete all my "user subpages" that are actually redirects? Thanks. Tezkag72 (talk) 21:15, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. Tezkag72 (talk) 01:55, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

D.C. Meetup, Saturday, June 6, 2009[edit]

The 7th DC Meetup dinner will be held this Saturday, June 6th, starting at 5 p.m. The event will be at Bertucci's, near George Washington University and the Foggy Bottom metro station. It will follow the Apps for Democracy open source event at GWU. For details or to RSVP if you haven't already, see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 7. (You have received this announcement because your user page indicates that you live in Maryland, Virginia, or DC.)
Delivered by The Helpful Bot at 19:33, 2 June 2009 (UTC) to report errors, please leave a note here.

AfD August 28 2009[edit]

Hi, it seems you closed almost all of the AfD entries here by closing one. I've tried to fix it, but was unable. Could you give it a go? Doc StrangeMailboxLogbook 23:57, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

I don't know what happened, as this is my first edit in a while (excepting to my user page). You can check my contributions to see that I didn't make any other edits recently. – ABCD 01:41, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

D.C. Meetup, Saturday, September 26[edit]

The 8th DC Meetup dinner will be held this Saturday, September 26, starting at 6 p.m. The event will be at Burma Restaurant (740 6th St, NW near the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station). For details or to RSVP if you haven't already, see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 8. (You have received this announcement because your user page indicates that you live in Maryland, Virginia, or DC.) --EdwardsBot (talk) 06:47, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

9-BBN[edit]

Hi there. If you have particular views/plans on renaming pages on chemicals, you might check in wiht the editing community to discuss your ideas. Lots of chem names have been arrived at via some deliberation. We are aware the hyphens, brackets, apostrophes and other typographic things cause some problems to some computers and some people. My sense - and that is all it is, a sense - is that the chem editing community has little interest in nomenclature-purity. So, please check check in at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Chemistry and discuss your ideas. Cheers, --Smokefoot (talk) 03:22, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

I didn't realize that this was a controversial area, and did not mean for any edits to imply support for any particular option (I simply saw the "wrongtitle" bit at the top, and moved the page to something closer). – ABCD 20:57, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
Well you didnt do anything wrong and probably did good, so thanks. I was just alerting you in the event that you had large scale editing plans. The topic is slightly sensitive one (with me at least) because Wiki-chem periodically experiences new editors determined to "clean up" the naming according to their perception of nomenclature rules. Thanks for the note. Best wishes,--Smokefoot (talk) 21:53, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

OTRS permission[edit]

Hello. I asked another OTRS person this question, but I think he/she ignored me. If you have a moment, could you please check this file's OTRS template to make sure the ticket number actually goes to that file? Thank you.--Rockfang (talk) 01:34, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

If there is permission in the system for the use of that image, it is not under that ticket number. – ABCD 01:50, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you.--Rockfang (talk) 03:19, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
FYI, he might be headed this way.--Rockfang (talk) 22:11, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
Hello, to follow up with Rockfang's question, I am the user who uploaded the file with the cc-by-sa-3.0 tag. I represent the copyright holders of this image and therefore believe I should be able to apply this tag and upload the photo to Wikipedia. I did send an email to permissions-en-at-wikimedia.org notifying them that I represent the copyright holders, received a ticket # (2009102310039971) and applied the OTRS tag with ticket number to the image. I do not understand why the file is still getting marked for deletion. Can you please help? Any advice would be most appreciated. Thank you.Brandopedia (talk) 14:35, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day![edit]

Nuvola apps cookie.svg Happy First Edit Day, ABCD, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

--Lcawte (talk) 10:58, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

OTRS request[edit]

I was wondering if you could please confirm the OTRS ticket for File:Hannah Montana cast 2.JPG. The uploader previously uploaded this image as File:Hannah Montana cast 2.png claiming it was his work, which it obviously isn't. He now claims it came from hannahmontananow.com but the image is copyrighted to Disney so the origin of the permission used for the OTRS ticket (if there actually is one) is questionable. Thank you. --AussieLegend (talk) 06:05, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

Planning Discussions Now Finished Regarding DC Meetup #9[edit]

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Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 11[edit]

Hey, just in case you missed it, there is an oppurtunity to get a free dinner this Tuesday August 11 and a chance to meet and hang out talk about Wikipedia:WikiProject United States Public Policy and WP:GLAM/SI. Sorry that this is so late in the game, I was hoping the e-mail would be a better form of contact for active members (if you want to get on the e-mail list send me an User e-mail ). Hope that you can attend, User:Sadads (talk)11:38, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Survey on gender[edit]

Hi! I'm Liria Veronesi (User:Akoha77) and, together with Paolo Massa (User:Phauly), I'm starting an empirical research on "Gender and votes in requests for adminship". For this reason, we need to know the gender of Wikipedians who were candidated to become admins.

We tried looking for the templates User:UBX/male and User:UBX/female but only 4 admins use it. We also used the API for getting the gender field in the profile but, out of 1744 admins, only around 400 have filled this field. But we would benefit from a larger coverage, i.e. possibly knowing the gender of 100% of candidates.

So, after asking for advice to 3 admins and receiving 2 positive replies (1 and 2), we decided to try to ask directly to Wikipedians.

Thus, would you be so kind to write your gender [Male / Female / Other], together with a text comment if you want, on my talk page at User_talk:Akoha77? If you prefer to send me this information privately, you can send me an email, the information will be kept confidential and never shared.

Thanks! Akoha77 (talk) 12:48, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

DC Meetup #12[edit]

An off-wiki discussion is taking place concerning DC Meetup #12. Watch this page for announcements.
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File source problem with File:ABCD's top bar.png[edit]

Thank you for uploading File:ABCD's top bar.png. I noticed that the file's description page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you did not create this file yourself, you will need to specify the owner of the copyright. If you obtained it from a website, please add a link to the website from which it was taken, together with a brief restatement of that website's terms of use of its content. However, if the copyright holder is a party unaffiliated from the website's publisher, that copyright should also be acknowledged.

If you have uploaded other files, consider verifying that you have specified sources for those files as well. You can find a list of files you have created in your upload log. Unsourced and untagged images may be deleted one week after they have been tagged per Wikipedia's criteria for speedy deletion, F4. If the image is copyrighted and non-free, the image will be deleted 48 hours after 15:07, 20 February 2011 (UTC) per speedy deletion criterion F7. If the file is already gone, you can still make a request for undeletion and ask for a chance to fix the problem. If you have any questions or are in need of assistance please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Acather96 (talk) 15:07, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-Thon and Meetup![edit]

Who should come? You should. Really.
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She Blinded Me with Science: Smithsonian Women in Science Edit-a-Thon will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Smithsonian Archives in Washington, D.C. This edit-a-thon will focus on improving and writing Wikipedia content about women from the Smithsonian who contributed to the sciences. It will be followed by a happy hour meetup! We look forward to seeing you there!

...and if you do not live in the Washington, D.C. area, please forgive the intrusion and you can delete this invite! Sarah (talk) 16:15, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Wishing ABCD a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 00:41, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Happy Birthday (2012)[edit]

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Wishing ABCD a very happy birthday on behalf of the Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 23:47, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Abuse Filter on the Article Feedback Tool[edit]

Hey there :). You're being contacted because you're an edit filter manager, At the moment, we're developing Version 5 of the Article Feedback Tool, which you may or may not have heard about. If you haven't; for the first time, this will involve a free-text box where readers can submit comments :). Obviously, there's going to be junk, and we want to minimise that junk. To do so, we're working the Abuse Filter into the tool.

For this to work, we need people to write and maintain filters. I'd be very grateful if you could take a look at the discussion here and the attached docs, and comment and contribute! Thanks :). Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 18:06, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

You are invited to the "All Things GW" editathon on Saturday, April 20[edit]

The "All Things GW" editathon on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. is a rare chance to go behind the scenes in the University Archives of the GW Libraries and use their unique resources to research and update Wikipedia pages related to The George Washington University and the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Did you miss our last D.C. history editathon? This is your is your chance to come edit with wiki-friends using different great collection! The event includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the University Archives and a show-and-tell of some of its most interesting treasures, snacks, and the editathon.

Participation is limited to 30 volunteers, so RSVP today! Dominic·t 07:22, 15 April 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) 05:56, 25 May 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!

(You can unsubscribe from future notifications for D.C.-area events by removing your name from this list.)

Harej (talk) 04:26, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

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] 19:58, 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) 15:50, 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] 00:31, 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
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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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Luce Foundation Center

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] 04:12, 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] 11:47, 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] 19:05, 25 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] 15:04, 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] 06:00, 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] 02:18, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

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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)

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)

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) 05:10, 3 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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Two edit-a-thons coming up![edit]

Hello there!

I'm pleased to tell you about two upcoming edit-a-thons:

  • This Tuesday, April 29, from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, we have the Freer and Sackler edit-a-thon. (Sorry for the short notice!)
  • On Saturday, May 10 we have the Wikipedia APA edit-a-thon, in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

We have more stuff coming up in May and June, so make sure to keep a watch on the DC meetup page. As always, if you have any recommendations or requests, please leave a note on the talk page.


Best,

James Hare

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Meet up with us[edit]

Happy May!

There are a few meetups in DC this month, including an edit-a-thon later this month. Check it out:

  • On Thursday, May 15 come to our evening WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle. If you're available Thursday evening, feel free to join us!
  • Or if you prefer a Saturday night dinner gathering, we also have our May Meetup at Capitol City Brewing Company. (Beer! Non-beer things too!)
  • You are also invited to the Federal Register edit-a-thon at the National Archives later this month.

Come one, come all!

Best,

James Hare

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Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]

Greetings!

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Wikimedia DC has yet another busy month in June. Whether you're a newcomer to Wikipedia or have years of experience, we're happy to see you come. Here's what's coming up:

  • On Wednesday, June 11 from 7 to 9 PM come to the WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space. Hang out with Wikipedia enthusiasts!
  • Saturday, June 14 is the Frederick County History Edit-a-Thon from 11 AM to 4 PM. Help improve local history on Wikipedia.
  • The following Saturday, June 21, is the June Meetup. Dinner and drinks with Wikipedians!
  • Come on Tuesday, June 24 for the Wikipedia in Your Library edit-a-thon at GWU on local and LGBT history.
  • Last but not least, on Sunday, June 29 we have the Phillips Collection Edit-a-Thon in honor of the Made in America exhibit.

Wikipedia is better with friends, so why not come out to an event?

Best,

James Hare

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The Great American Wiknic and other events in July[edit]

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I am pleased to announce our fourth annual picnic, the Great American Wiknic, will take place at Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 5 PM (rain date: July 20). We will be hanging out by the statue of Dante Alighieri, a statue that was donated to the park in 1921 as a tribute to Italian Americans. Read more about the statue on Wikipedia. If you would like to sign up for the picnic, you can do so here. When signing up, say what you’re going to bring!

July will also feature the second annual Great American Wiknic in Frederick, Maryland. This year’s Frederick picnic will take place on Sunday, July 6 at Baker Park. Sign up here for the Frederick picnic.

What else is going on in July? We have the American Chemical Society Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, July 12, dedicated to notable chemists, and our monthly WikiSalon on Wednesday, July 16.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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