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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)

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!


James Hare

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Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon![edit]

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Sorry for the last minute update, but our friends at the DC Historical Society have scheduled a Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle fought in the District. The event will last from noon to 2 PM on Wednesday, July 30. Hope you can make it!


James Hare

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Orphaned non-free image File:WarnerPacificKnights.png[edit]


Thanks for uploading File:WarnerPacificKnights.png. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 17:59, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

Come one and come all. To a presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history.

Picture your self leading the masses to improve Wikimedia one article at a time.
  • Show the Internet who is the better editor.
  • Be the creator of culture that you know you are.
  • Spread the knowledge of noteworthy people who no one but you cares about.
  • Lead the charge to a better Wikipedia --- eventually.

Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:07, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

See you at the Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street, Laurel, MD on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST. See for more information. Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC invites revolutionaries, free thinkers, and other sundry editors to a DC WikiSalon[edit]

The WikiSalon is a special meetup usually held during the first and third full weeks of every month, from 7 PM to 9 PM. It's an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss Wikimedia wikis 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.

If you're coming by Metro, the closest station is Dupont Circle (on the Red Line). If you're driving, a lot of parking opens up downtown after 6:30 PM, so finding a parking space (even a free one) should be easy. Once you've found the building, go to Cove on the second floor. We will be in the conference room.

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: The Cove, Dupont Circle, 1730 Connecticut Avenue NW, 2nd floor, 20009, DC

For more information, see

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:25, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC's Wonderful meetups[edit]

Wikimedia DC's Upcoming meetups

  • Thursday, September 11: “Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet, One Article at a Time!”
    A presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history. Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street in Laurel, MD. 7 PM.
  • Wednesday, September 17: WikiSalon
    Come for the pizza, stay for the conversation. 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Saturday, September 20: September Meetup
    Get dinner and drinks with fellow Wikipedians! 6 PM
  • Sunday, September 21: Laurel History Edit-a-Thon
    Local history for Wikipedia! 10:15 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28: Please RSVP for the Open Government WikiHack at Eventbrite by clicking on the link. The National Archives and Records Administration and Wikimedia DC are teaming up to come up with solutions that help integrate government data into Wikipedia. 10:30 AM – 5 PM each day

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 22:49, 6 September 2014 (UTC)