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GA[edit]

I know it has only been a few days but wanted to make sure you knew I wasn't ignoring you or anything. Busier weekend then I thought and I will make sure to take a look at the article.Cptnono (talk) 07:39, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

No worries. Just let me know when you finish the review. --Ashershow1talkcontribs 18:03, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay. I was going to reply a few days ago but there are still multiple issues. Overall, it just does not go into the depth expected of a GA. The sources have so much more than the article that it just seems lacking. Copy and pasting the CBS logo into the YouTube screenshot is also not the way to do it. There is also a dead link and a source added wasn't formatted. It just didn't jump to GA level with the changes.
Furthermore, I do not know if it was my error or not, but the GA was closed out so it should not longer be edited. I am closing it but you can always open a second one. If you want a second opinion you can do that right now but I honestly would not be able to pass it in its current state. A second review will get its own page so add the template to the article's talk page when you feel it is ready: {{GA nominee|~~~~~|nominator=Ashershow1|page=2|subtopic=World History|status=|note=}}} Cptnono (talk) 22:00, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for looking into the article--this is my first nomination of an article for GA status, so I'm still very new at this. If you had to identify the most glaring overall flaw of the article (non-MoS related), what would it be? --Ashershow1talkcontribs 23:11, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
It can be a weird process but it can be fun.
Detail. It seems too short for the information available. Try going a little nuts and combing through the sources for more information. Right now it looks like snippets but try to write it as if the media was not available to the reader.Cptnono (talk) 23:17, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Userbox page[edit]

I found my way to your userbox page while patrolling the far end of the newpages queue for userspace.

You did ask. DS (talk) 01:41, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Congratulations! Glad to see you're spending your time usefully on Wikipedia :) --Ashershow1talkcontribs 02:16, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
I found it at the end of your userbox. Got it??Ankit Maity 04:10, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
Excellent! How did you come across my userpage? --Ashershow1talkcontribs 04:34, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
I used one of your userboxes you created that appeared in the userbox's gallery and the link in the userbox that was very small(anyway I could understand that was your name, Ashershow1) led to your user page.Ankit Maity 04:55, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Why did you delete Death planes (common game)?[edit]

If i may. There may be little evidence, but obviously in time this can be resolved. Can you honestly in your heart of hearts tell me you have never seen children construct paper planes? Is it possible a competitive game has been constructed out of this? This is not an unreasonable thought. I mereley ask that you allow this page to remain as it hurts no one. There are facebook campagins relating to the game. Surely it would be somewhat elaborate to make all this for something that simply doesn't exist? The page says nothing which is untrue. The somewhat unlikely origin stories, of which we all are sceptical, are not preached as fact; they are also sceptical and say that these stories are unlikely, but may be the source of the games popularity. I simply request further action is not taken. As for removing the notification, it was only because I felt justice would not be served. This game is probably being played at a school near you. Sincerely, Clem2011Clem. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.15.117.19 (talk) 20:50, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

  • You've raised a lot of issues about Wikipedia, and I will try to respond to each of them accordingly. First, it is important to remember that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a forum or chat room. Everything that is stated must be completely and fully backed up by credible and reliable sources (a facebook page with 1 fan is not credible). Thus, writing an article about a schoolchildren's game that is not written about anywhere, or mentioned at all in popular culture, violates the basic cornerstone of Wikipedia. "I mereley ask that you allow this page to remain as it hurts no one." But it hurts the encyclopedia. Wikipedia is dedicated to creating a factual, reliable, encyclopedia; we are not analysts or psychics. When I edit WP, I don't think "Is it possible a competitive game has been constructed out of this?," I simply write what is undoubtedly factual, nothing more, nothing less. I realize that this is not something that is easy for all newcomers to grasp, so if you have any other questions feel free to message me anytime. I'm also looking for new users to adopt, so if you'd like to become more involved in editing Wikipedia, I'd be glad to take you on as a temporary student. Regards, Ashershow1talkcontribs 00:06, 5 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Please do not delete the page Death Planes (Common Game). You must have seen children constructing crude paper planes. It is perfectly reasonable that this may have become a real game. As for my lack of evidence, what evidence is there to show that The Game (Mind Game) actually exists. It still has its own wikipedia page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Clem2011clem (talkcontribs) 23:56, 5 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Again, your standard of evidence is way to light for Wikipedia. Wikipedia is in fact so strict on its standard for evidence that a man named Ray William Johnson, who has millions of subscribers to his Youtube channel, does not have a Wikipedia page because there are not enough third party sources surrounding his existence. The Game (Mind Game) has numerous sources supporting its existence and notability, such as this and this. For example, even if I had witnessed children playing with paper airplanes, and even if I could confirm the existence of a game called Death Planes, or even if a hundred people could confirm its existence, we could not make a wikipedia page about it because there are no written reliable sources. I encourage you to read WP:Notability and Wikipedia:Verifiability in order to better understand how Wikipedia works. Remember that Wikipedia is not a local newspaper, it is the greatest encyclopedia the world has ever seen. Wikipedia must maintain its standard of evidence in order to remain a reliable, encyclopedic source. If you would like to help contribute to Wikipedia, please read the links I provided, and again I would be glad to adopt you as an apprentice. --Ashershow1talkcontribs 04:43, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Ok, it appears we have our differences, but I'm interested in learning so I would like you to teach me some ways I can make wikipedia better for everybody. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Clem2011clem (talkcontribs) 21:15, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Excellent. The first thing you have to know is that when you leave a message from someone, sign it by leaving four tildes (~~~~) after your message. --Ashershow1talkcontribs 21:17, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Your DYK proposal has been... ...answered. Dentren | Talk 17:27, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

BWV 159[edit]

Thanks for spotting an extra "in" in BWV 159. Teach me English: why do you think the passive "It was written" is preferable to "He wrote it". Typically (for some 200 cantatas) the line continues "and first performed it", to stress that he himself conducted (and probably played continuo in) the first performance, actively so. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:38, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Since the subject of the article is about the cantanta and not about Bach, starting the second sentence with "He" is somewhat ambiguous and generally inadvisable. Remember that the lead of an article should be able to stand alone if needed. Therefore the subject of each sentence in the lead should be about the article's subject, not a continuation of a previous sentence. Sentence continuation is, however, mechanically permissible in the later sections of the page. Thanks for your interest in grammar! --Ashershow1talkcontribs 22:54, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for explaining. Would "Bach" be better than "he"? I still don't like "performed by Bach" so much, because it sounds (to me) like he was the sole performer, but there were soloists, the Thomanerchor and instrumentalists. This is explained in Bach cantata, and I don't think it needs to be repeated 200 times. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:43, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Sure. If you want to say "Bach performed the cantata," that's fine because the cantata is still the subject of the sentence. I would say just try to make sure that in the lead of an article, each sentence can make sense on its own. Refrain from letting sentences in the lead rely on each other. Thus, "The cantata was written and performed by Bach" sounds better (to me) than "The Cantata was written by Bach. He also performed it." --Ashershow1talkcontribs 16:50, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
Then how about "Bach composed the cantata ... and performed it ..."? (Watching here) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:55, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
I'm not quite sure what you mean....why don't you write the suggested lead in the article's talk page, and we can edit it from there until it's ready (sorry for all the talkbacks, I've had problems with people not getting my messages before). --Ashershow1talkcontribs
I don't think that is such a good idea, because it's a question regarding not only that cantata. Compare BWV 72 where it's all in one sentence. My suggested lead is the one which you changed. I think to say "by Johann Sebastian Bach. He ..." is clear enough in a sentence which doesn't have any other word "he" could refer to. In order to meet your concern I suggested above instead "by Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach composed the cantata ...".
  • First, there's nothing wrong with editing the lead in the article's talk page, because when we reach a conclusion we can make the same revision to all cantata articles. Second, I changed the sentence originally because it immediately struck me as grammatically incorrect, or at best, awkward. The subject of the lead is the cantata, not Bach. Here is the original lead:

Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem (Behold, let us go up to Jesusalem), BWV 159, is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He wrote it in Leipzig for the Sunday Estomihi, the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, and probably first performed it on 27 February 1729.

The subject of the first sentence is Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem. The mention of Bach is a sidenote, a comment at the end of the sentence. To start off the continuation sentence with a casual pronoun "he," is only correct if it refers to the subject of the previous sentence. For the sake of argument (this would not be appropriate for a WP lead), you could technically write:

Bach wrote the cantata Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem in February 1729. He wrote it in Leipzig for the Sunday Estomihi, the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, and probably first performed it on 27 February 1729.

Do you see the difference? The second version made Bach the subject of the first sentence, thus justifying the use of "he" in the beginning of the second sentence.

I'm going to move this conversation to the talk page of BWV 159, so please direct any other questions/suggestions there. --Ashershow1talkcontribs

I pointed the project Classical music to the discussion on the talk page. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:30, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

The above discussion has been moved to Talk:BWV 159. If you have any additional comments, please add them there.

School article at DYK[edit]

Needs to be a bit longer. Just a tip off Victuallers (talk) 10:46, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I didn't realize quotes weren't counted. --Ashershow1talkcontribs 12:09, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the addition[edit]

Thanks for adding the explanation of the derivation of the May 21 date to 2011 end times prediction; it adds immensely to the article's value. --Nat Gertler (talk) 22:50, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

No problem. --Ashershow1talkcontribs 22:51, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Mechanics' Union of Trade Associations[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:03, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

User box[edit]

User:Ashershow1/right to wikipedia - did you mean to say "This user believes" instead of "This user uses believes"? Nil Einne (talk) 01:33, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

  • Wow, you're right. I can't believe I didn't notice that before. Thanks for the correction! --Ashershow1talkcontribs 02:22, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Page blank revert[edit]

Thanks for quickly restoring the page I accidently blanked! I found this fake wikipedia page and did a cut on on it without realising that it was a twap. http://wikien4.appspot.com/wiki/Thomas_Banyacya

Aarionrhod (talk) 00:38, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

No problem :) --Ashershow1talkcontribs 00:40, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Murders in MI on MArch 16[edit]

In regard to this page, I don't know if the statements in it were true, but if they were true, then tagging it as {{db-nonsense}} could be seen as very offensive by the article creator. I agree that the page is worthy of speedy deletion (how can we have an article about a murder without revealing the victim's name?) but under some other criterion such as {{db-nocontext}}. The page did not qualify as "patent nonsense" anyway because Wikipedia has a restrictive definition of that; see Wikipedia:Patent nonsense. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 01:36, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

RE: Help[edit]

Hi, sorry I couldn't help with the PlayStation article - I was watching a movie at the time so didn't see it all taking place (I certainly would have helped anyway if I had seen it). Looks like someone has semi-protected it for 3 days now so there shouldn't be any more problems at least until it's auto-lifted. There seem to have been an awful lot of rampant vandalism attacks by various IPs on video-game related articles recently - as yet no single article has been re-attacked after the protection is released, so it should be OK. Anyway, in future you can request semi-protection at WP:PADLOCK - hopefully an admin will see it fairly quickly and semi-protect the page in question, at least for a few days. Alphathon /'æl.f'æ.ðɒn/ (talk) 23:35, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Hey, sorry for the frantic tone of my message, I was afraid that if I let it go on for a few more hours some seriously annoying damage could have been done. Thanks for that link, I'll certainly report any persistently vandalized pages there in the future. Cheers. --Ashershow1talkcontribs 23:49, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Please put Obama photos on Commons[edit]

Dear Ashershow1, Thanks for working on the Timeline of the Presidency of Barack Obama (2011). I noticed that you uploaded this image to Wikipedia. It would be extremely helpful if you would upload public domain images to Wikimedia Commons instead of to Wikipedia. Especially for United State presidential photographs, there are a number of categories that should be applied at Commons. You will see what I mean by browsing some of them there. Please see WP:UPIMAGE for more general information. —Diiscool (talk) 01:04, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Will do. Thanks for the tip. --Ashershow1talkcontribs 12:30, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Work (physics)[edit]

Hello Ashershow1. Thanks for your simpler explanation added to Work (physics). I have reverted your edit for a couple of reasons.

  • The introductory paragraphs (and perhaps the whole article) is written in terms of the work done by the net force. No mention is made of the net work or the algebraic sum of the work done by all the external forces. I think your explanation was potentially confusing because it added new concepts - namely the idea of the work done individually by all external forces, and the algebraic sum of the work done by all these forces. In my experience, introductory physics text books including Tipler, the one cited in our article, define work in terms of the work done by the resultant force (Wikipedia calls it net force), not the algebraic sum of the work done by all external forces acting on the body.
  • Secondly, your edit began In other words ... I think this expression is colloquial and not appropriate in an encyclopedia.

Regards, Dolphin (t) 01:24, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation of your revert. The reason I added a simpler explanation to the article was because I felt the lead was confusing, especially to someone who has little or no prior knowledge of physics. The equation stated in the article; W = \Delta E_k = E_{k_2} - E_{k_1} = \tfrac12 m (v_2^2 - v_1^2) \,\!, can be simply stated: The net work done on an object is equal to its change in kinetic energy. That is effectively what the equation represents. I don't see any reason not to call a spade, a spade. Perhaps "in other words" can be replaced with "in essence" or "essentially," but, frankly, many readers of this article will be high school students and will appreciate the use of a minor colloquialism to demonstrate a point. Let me know what you think. --Ashershow1talkcontribs 01:42, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
The concept of mechanical work and its application to the work-energy theorem can be explained in either of two ways:
  • the work done by the net force acting on a body is equal to the change in kinetic energy of the body, or
  • the algebraic sum of the work done by all external forces acting on a body is the net work and is equal to the change in kinetic energy.
These are two significantly different ways of explaining the work-energy theorem. Any explanation of the subject should take one of these ways and stick to it, not mix the two together and assume they are the same. After your recent edit to the article I felt the lead was presenting readers with a mixture of the two.
Wikipedia already has an article on net force but no article on net work so readers can't refer to an existing article to find an explanation of net work. (There is a link called net work but it is a redirect to Network and has nothing to do with physics.)
I agree with calling a spade a spade, but I don't think that is what your recent edit was doing. It was confusing two different ways of explaining the work-energy theorem. I have no problem with a separate section of the article talking about the work done by individual forces (such as weight whose work is directly related to gravitational potential energy), or introducing the concept of net work, but it should be in a separate section, not in the lead.
I also agree that the lead to an article should be relatively simple so that it is accessible to newcomers to the subject, such as high school students, but remember that WP:NOTTEXTBOOK explains that Wikipedia is not a textbook. Cheers. Dolphin (t) 02:23, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
How about:

In essence, the work done by all forces acting on an object is equal to the object's change in kinetic energy.

--Ashershow1talkcontribs 02:39, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

The cited source is Paul Tipler's Physics for Scientists and Engineers, page 138, 3rd edition. I don't have a copy but I understand it (and certainly my own College physics textbook) says:
  • the work done by the net force is equal to the change in kinetic energy
You are proposing another sentence following immediately afterwards that says:
  • In essence, the work done by all the forces acting on an object is equal to the change in kinetic energy
These two will appear contradictory until there is a separate explanation that the work done by the net force is in fact equal to the algebraic sum of the work done by all the forces.
The lead to the article should present an unambiguous explanation of the work-energy theorem, not a mixture of two. I don't particularly care which of the two explanations is presented, so long as it is uniform through the lead and is supported by a cited source. Tipler is a suitable source for the net force explanation. Do you have a source for the proposed algebraic sum of all forces explanation? Dolphin (t) 03:24, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes, Paul Zitzewitz's Physics: Principles and Problems, page 220.

Also, do you mind if I move this discussion to Talk:Work (physics) so that others can add their opinions? --Ashershow1talkcontribs 18:20, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Transferring to Talk:Work (physics) is a good idea. Dolphin (t) 06:14, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

The above discussion has been moved to Talk:Work (physics). If you have any additional comments, please add them there.

NUS Mathematics article[edit]

Hey, I noticed you restored my version of the page NUS High School of Mathematics and Science. The two edits you reverted were made by the same IP that vandalized the page a few moments ago (I reverted and warned after those edits). However, as I was preparing to revert to my version, I noticed that the edits may not have been vandalous ones. Can you explain the reason for your revert, or was it just because you assumed it was vandalism? --Ashershow1talkcontribs 00:41, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, just bad timing, meant to revert the vandalism reported here instead of your reversion of the vandalism. Then when I looked at it further, it was unsourced, so questionable. Dreadstar 00:49, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Snyder v. Phelps[edit]

Per Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Punctuation inside or outside, I have reverted your reversion on Snyder v. Phelps. Cunard (talk) 01:15, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

I noticed the comment you appended to Jimbos talk page. I did comment under. I also am reviewing the discussion because I want to comment there as well. I have initiated some good discussion with one user as an initial observation, and it introduces a perspective regarding the impetus for my own interest. Why I also feel effected, even though I may not have been part of the exact conversation. I invite you to consider the comments made so you can have a small notion of my intentions upon injecting myself as a concerned participant. Thanks for actively endeavoring to improve this environment. My76Strat (talk) 16:21, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Ray William Johnson[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Improperly nominated AfD[edit]

On 18 December 2010 you created Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/KinoSearch. However, you did not record the fact in the article, did not inform the author of the article, and did not add it to the list of AfD discussions for the day. The consequences of this were (1) there was no chance for a proper discussion, as scarcely anyone was aware that the AfD existed, and (2) because no administrators knew of the existence of the AfD page it was left unclosed until today, when someone found it and reported its existence to Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents. I have listed the discussion for you, so that proper discussion can start now. I don't know whether, since December, you have found out how to list an article for AfD, but if you haven't then you can see how to do it at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion#How to list pages for deletion. JamesBWatson (talk) 08:43, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

I apologize for the error. This must have happened during my early days of nominating articles and I can assure you that since then I have nominated many articles properly. Thanks for letting me know. --Ashershow1talkcontribs 09:08, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Deletion review[edit]

Deletion review for 1313 Mockingbird Lane[edit]

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You're invited to the New York Wiknic![edit]

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Invite to WikiConference India 2011[edit]

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Hi Ashershow1,

The First WikiConference India is being organized in Mumbai and will take place on 18-20 November 2011.
You can see our Official website, the Facebook event and our Scholarship form.

But the activities start now with the 100 day long WikiOutreach.

As you are part of WikiProject India community we invite you to be there for conference and share your experience. Thank you for your contributions.

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Panama City shootings[edit]

Hi! Thanks for putting work into the Panama City school board shooting article. However,

If you believed that what was quoted was the only peritent information, you should have written:

  • "Described by the Associated Press as a "troubled,[...] ex-con[...] with an interest in anarchy[...]""

Because in Wikipedia articles the person saying this needs to be attributed, and secondly you do not want to distort the quote. By adding "[...]" it is made clear that there is more to the quote that was being omitted. Thank you, WhisperToMe (talk) 18:38, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:UndecidedSCOTUS[edit]

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Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC Oct 22[edit]

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National Archives ExtravaSCANza[edit]

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Cleanup[edit]

What sort of cleanup does the disambiguation page "Essays(Emerson)" need?Theanonymous3 (talk) 06:03, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

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Wikipedia Day Celebration and Mini-Conference in NYC Saturday Feb 23[edit]

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Wikipedia Meetup NYC this Sunday April 14[edit]

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Need a third party Point of View[edit]

This is in regards to Wiki subject Beachbody and an editor named Cyphoidbomb. I placed my comments below his in the edit block. Am I off-base with my complaint of his edit or is this the norm. I have ran into this on several of my contributions (e.g. Operation Urgent Fury, Rapid Deployment Forces, HIMARS, etc.) where editor opinions, feelings and topics they don't like are edited without research by them or substantial justification. If you wish to reply and give me an idea of what someone else thinks feel free to hit me up on Gmail with my login name. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tharskjold (talkcontribs) 19:14, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon" at Queens Library! Friday December 6[edit]

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Please join Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon on December 6, 2013!
Everyone gather at Queens Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for borough articles on the history and the communities.
Drop-ins welcome 10am-7pm!--Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

Saturday: NYC Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon[edit]

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Please join Wikipedia "Art and Feminism Editathon" @ Eyebeam on Saturday February 1, 2014,
an event aimed at collaboratively expanding Wikipedia articles covering Art and Feminism, and the biographies of women artists!

There are also regional events that day in Brooklyn, Westchester County, and the Hudson Valley.
--Pharos (talk)

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon[edit]

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon
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You are invited to join upcoming Wikipedia "Editathons", where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on a selected theme, on the following two Saturdays in March:

I hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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Nomination of Shaun T for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Shaun T is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Shaun T until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. TheLongTone (talk) 11:46, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Saturday June 21: Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

Upcoming Saturday event - June 21: Wiki Loves Pride NYC
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You are invited to join us at Jefferson Market Library for "Wiki Loves Pride", hosted by New York Public Library, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Wikimedia LGBT and Wikimedia New York City, where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on this theme:

11am–4pm at Jefferson Market Library.

We hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1pm–8pm at southwest section of the Great Lawn, north of the Delacorte Theater.

Also, before the picnic, you can join in the Wikimedia NYC chapter's annual meeting.

11:30am-12:30pm at Yeoryia Studios, 2067 Broadway.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 16:51, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

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Sunday August 17: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

Sunday August 17: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share
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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

2pm–5pm at Yeoryia Studios at Epic Security Building, 2067 Broadway (5th floor).

Afterwards at 5pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 15:57, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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Replaceable fair use File:Mechanics union monument.jpg[edit]

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  1. Go to the file description page and add the text {{di-replaceable fair use disputed|<your reason>}} below the original replaceable fair use template, replacing <your reason> with a short explanation of why the file is not replaceable.
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Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share
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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.

6:30pm–8pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Afterwards at 8pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 07:10, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

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Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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You are invited to join us at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for our upcoming editathon, a part of the Black WikiHistory Month campaign (which also includes events in Brooklyn and Westchester!).

12:00pm - 5:00 pm at NYPL Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), by W 135th St

The Wikipedia training and editathon will take place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, with a reception following in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building at 5:00pm.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 06:02, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

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Sunday March 22: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Sunday March 22: Wikipedia Day NYC 2015
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You are invited to join us at Barnard College for Wikipedia Day NYC 2015, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference for the project's 14th birthday. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00pm - 9:00 pm at Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, by W 118th St

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 21:58, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

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April 29: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday April 29, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our inaugural evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Featuring a keynote talk this month on Lady Librarians & Feminist Epistemologies! We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 18:28, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

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June 10: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

Wednesday June 10, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our next evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on our agenda: recent and upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Featuring a keynote talk this month to be determined! We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 15:45, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

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