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Hi Absolon: I noticed you undid the revision to the Savannah State University edit I imposed for the end date. I am not interested in getting into a lame edit war, but just so you know, I contacted the school and spoke with a representative who verified that the seal has not been discontinued. She went further to note that the website non-usage of the seal does not constitute discontinued use. The seal is embossed on college diplomas(degrees) awarded by the institution, college transcripts, and is used during official ceremonies and events. If you choose to keep the end date under the seal simply because it is no longer used on the website, that is incorrect. Colleges and Universities tend to use logos as well as their official seals in various ways. I've yet to see a traditional university emboss a logo on a transcript or a degree. If you have verified that savannah state embosses logos on their degrees now instead of the official seal, then I am mistaken. However, I seriously doubt that. Kind Regards liberallefty79

Stop readding the wrong image[edit]

The image that you continue to add to the 2012 Savannah State Tigers football team page cannot be used on season articles. Using it violates the non free image usage. That logo can only be used on main athletic pages and no season articles. Furthermore, saying that the free image that I have put on the page has been discontinued is completly wrong. It is no longer used as the helmet decal, but its the exact same SSU that the tiger is on top of. So please stop continuing to readd a longer that cannont be used and please stop removing a free image that can be used. Bsuorangecrush (talk) 12:12, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

You are incorrect. That image is no longer the athletic logo. The current logo includes the tiger image on the top. Absolon S. Kent (talk) 16:35, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
The SSU logo that is a free image is the EXACT SAME LOGO!! as the new one just without the tiger. I didn't say that the SSU logo is the current logo but it is part of the current logo and since its just letters it is a free image and can be used. Look at most season artilcles, the images are mostly just script logos because they are free and can be used. This image can be used on this page and should be used. It makes the page look better and IS STILL IN THE CURRENT LOGO!! so to say its been discontinued is false.Bsuorangecrush (talk) 23:05, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
I disagree with your opinion on the subject. Absolon S. Kent (talk) 00:42, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
It's not my opinion, ITS A FACT!!! Just look at it!!!! Its the EXACT SAME LOGO!! The fact that you continue to remove it is bordering on being vandalism. It CAN be use and its a FREE image that SHOULD be used. You do not own that page and the fact that you keep removing a logo THAT IS a version of the current logo just without the tiger is INSANE!! LEAVE IT!! Plus, to say that image was discontinued is stupid! Its not only part of the new logo, but almost EVERY SCHOOL IN THE NATION has multiple versions of logos. Go ahead, look up any other schools logo at any other school in the nation, they all have multiple versions logos, including script logo which THIS LOGO IS!!Bsuorangecrush (talk) 05:15, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
You obviously ignored my Talk Page note that "It's...totally...not...that...serious...". You are more than welcome to report my edits to an administrator if you feel I am in violation of some policy. If you are unsure of how to do this just leave a note below and can give you the instructions. In the mean time, I removed the image with the tiger until I can find the time to research your earlier assertion that the current official logo cannot be used on team season pages and I removed your image because it is no longer used by the university because of the copyright status. Absolon S. Kent (talk) 13:33, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
Of course I ignored your talk page note, thats like reading the iTunes agreement, you just click ok and ignore it. Your continued argument that it has been discontinued is INSANE!! Question:Is the SSU logo by its self the exact same logo that the tiger is on? There are only 2 answers to that: 1)No, and thus you are blind and I suggest you seem medical help right away or 2)Yes, its the same logo with out the tiger. If 2) is the answer then IT HAS NOT BEEN DISCONTINUED BECAUSE WE ARE LOOKING RIGHT AT IT!!! Plus, ITS A SCRIPT LOGO!! Do you know how many schools have a free public domain script logo and a tradmarked logo? North Carolina has their NC logo, which is free because its just letters, and their trademarked logo that has the ram head over the NC. Duke has their D logo, which is free because its just a letter, and the D with the blue devil in the middle that is trademarked. Oregon State has an OS logo, which is free because its just letters, and their trademarked logo with the beaver head. Just because they have one logo does not make the other discontinued. SCHOOLS CAN HAVE MULTIPLE LOGOS!! FREE AND TRADEMARKED!!! The SSU logo that is free and SHOULD be used on this page and if you continue to say that it has been discontinued then you just flat are blind because you can't see it in the new logo. Bsuorangecrush (talk) 16:12, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
In terms of legal usage of the logo the answer to your question is "No." The logo you are posting is not a registered trademark of the university, thus the use was discontinued. To use it on articles after it was discontinued is inaccurate information. I will continue to remove it until you are able to show me an established Wikipedia policy that authorizes the use inaccurate images in an article for decoration purposes.
On a separate note: Your continued personal attacks and name calling in your edit summaries and on this page in my opinion are uncivil and are in direct violation of Wikipedia's policy. I will not engage in any further discussion with you regarding this article or any other issue if you cannot elevate your tone to one of respect due to a fellow editor. We can disagree, but you should learn to do so civilly. 20:13, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
You can't trademark letters! It's free to use because its just letters! And how about addressing my question? Do you aknowledge that it is the exact same SSU that the tiger is on? Because if it is then it can be used because it IS THE EXACT SAME LOGO and has not been discontinued because we are LOOKING RIGHT AT IT!!! What about that do you not understand? Bsuorangecrush (talk) 20:48, 14 December 2012 (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] 11:34, 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] 18:51, 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] 14:50, 28 August 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] 02:05, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

I will help. I will read the page and make improvements.

Olde Hornet - Regarding Alabama State University page.

Olde Hornet (talk) 21:01, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Meetups coming up in DC![edit]


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!

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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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