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Fitna talk[edit]

Is it your contention that I am unaware of the consensus and DR guidelines? If so, it was a pretty cheap shot, and I've done nothing to deserve it. I know the guidelines. I think I am correct in my assessment of the situation. Don't insult me because it happens to be different from yours- Arcayne (cast a spell) 00:30, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

On citing and quoting non-English V RS[edit]

  1. Please don't send me any more straw men. My point: reading those pages in the light of the explanations by me and others may very well help you change your mind about your interpretation of the rules about the use of non-English sources.
  2. Let me try again to explain the problem. You were the odd one out in a consensus discussion. You then edit warred, claiming a higher authority (the rules) because you thought your interpretation of those rules was correct and the interpretation of all the other editors was incorrect. Although you are most welcome to your opinion, it is exactly your interpretation that had been contradicted by the other participants in the discussion. You kept going against that consensus no matter how many editors explained this to you using policy-based arguments. You still have options in DR such as bringing in more editors but that does not mean there is no current consensus as claimed by you. Avb 10:21, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I got that, hence my last comments on the matter at the article discussion. Consensus overruled me. I misinterpreted SYN when it comes to translating. Said all that. CFB. Maybe lighten up a bit; there were no straw man arguments sent to you. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 17:53, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
I consider your "if.. then.. cheap shot" a straw men argument. Worse: You sort of conceded the synth point on the article talk page after posting your straw man on my talk page, yet you did not withdraw the unnecessary unpleasantness from my talk page and even followed it up with the suggestion that I lighten up. Please never again assume that you have somehow influenced my mood. You can't. Now start behaving. Avb 21:32, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Clearly, I cannot change a prickly personality, nor would I ever do so (and where you nuanced hat nugget, I will never know). If you are determined to take the worst light of my post, then go for it - whatever gets you through the day, fella. If I consider your tossing basic guidelines at users as if they were newbies to be a bit of a cheap shot (akin to using vandalism templates with experienced users), then that's my take on it. It isn't a straw man argument - it' me calling attention to you handling a particular matter poorly. It didn;t address your evaluation of the argument. It was all about your response to that argument. If you don't consider your action open to reasonable interpretation, then that is an issue between you and the mirror.
Also, I would appreciate if you would keep our posted conversation in one place - here -unless otherwise specified. Duplication of posts in an active conversation wherein each has watchlisted the other's page is silly and unnecessary. As I consider this bizarre little conversation to be of little utility (you being wrong and simply refusing to see how you bollixed it), let's just end it. Nuff said. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 21:43, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Silly, unnecessary, bizarre? Go away. You are no longer welcome here. Avb 21:52, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Q RE: Arcayne[edit]

On my talk page you suggested the following:

Simply keep your interactions with users who accuse you of untoward behavior to a minimum and on-topic and don't overreact to accusations you know to be incorrect. Avb 14:45, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Sage advice - when one assumes "good intentions", however in this situation there was a strong effort to ban me, which surprisingly stayed in motion despite my frequently pointing out that not a single piece of evidence, not a "diff", not a quote, not even a supporting note from a second user had been presented or cited. It may as well have been Sen. McCarthy speaking.

What is overreaction when one is defending oneself from formal charges whose ultimate sanction is banishment?

Secondly your proscription to effectively 'stay away from the user' is the tool that the attacker wields against others - It is on a near daily basis that this user directly threatens other users with administrative action and banishment, he not only counts upon, he requires, other users to avoid confrontation. It is his Modus Operandi and stock in trade. While researching my own defense I saw literally dozens of incidents in only the last 3 weeks that I went back of him attacking by administrative threat and through a quick waving of various WP policy individuals on numerous article and personal talk pages.

He pressed me because he thought a Public Editor would have just crumbled and not cared, I chose to defend. And it was done with citation and civility - I'm just disappointed that he seems to have been allowed to walk away from such an obvious case of unfounded, uncited, and abusive manipulation of the system. 75.57.165.180 (talk) 15:35, 10 April 2008 (UTC)


Just checked my edit via the history tab and noticed the old stuff you'd already dealt with. Well I guess if both Arcayne and I take exception that your comments don't fully agree with either side - you must be doing something right :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.57.165.180 (talk) 15:42, 10 April 2008 (UTC)


 :) Point taken. And thank you for the concise and fair advice. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.57.165.180 (talk) 21:17, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Just popping in.....[edit]

I just want to say hello, it's been awhile since we've spoken and for some reason I just thought about you so I thought I would pop in and let you know! I hope all is well and you are enjoying. I didn't check you contributions, so I really don't know if you are active or not but I am willing to chance it that you are and will see this. You take care of yourself and I hope to hear from you soon to hear how things are going (note my new email address if that is the course you decide to take.) Be healthy my friend, --CrohnieGalTalk 16:38, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

NYC Meetup: June 1, 2008[edit]

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Next: Sunday June 1st, Columbia University area
Last: 3/16/2008
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, elect a board of directors, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the last meeting's minutes).

We'll also review our recent Wikipedia Takes Manhattan event, and make preparations for our exciting successor Wiki Week bonanza, being planned with Columbia University students for September or October.

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and (weather permitting) hold a late-night astronomy event at Columbia's telescopes.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

Also, check out our regional US Wikimedia chapters blog Wiki Northeast (and we're open to guest posts).
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Wikipedia:Requests for comment/TheNautilus[edit]

I'd appreciate your input on this, since you are familiar with these problems from this user's other account. Tim Vickers (talk) 21:21, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Second Annual WikiNYC Picnic[edit]

Greetings! You are invited to attend the second annual New York picnic on August 24! This year, it will be taking place in the Long Meadow of Prospect Park in Brooklyn. If you plan on coming, please sign up and be sure to bring something! Please be sure to come!
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Survey request[edit]

Hi,
I need your help. I am working on a research project at Boston College, studying creation of medical information on Wikipedia. You are being contacted, because you have been identified as an important contributor to one or more articles.

Would you will be willing to answer a few questions about your experience? We've done considerable background research, but we would also like to gather the insight of the actual editors. Details about the project can be found at the user page of the project leader, geraldckane. Survey questions can be found at geraldckane/medsurvey. Your privacy and confidentiality will be strictly protected!

The questions should only take a few minutes. I hope you will be willing to complete the survey, as we do value your insight. Please do not hesitate to contact me or Professor Kane if you have any questions.

Thank You, Sam4bc (talk) 15:59, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Hey it was nice to see you...[edit]

I saw your post at Elonka. I'm sorry it was at such a contensious page but I was happy to see that you are thinking of becoming active again. You've been missed! I hope you are well. --CrohnieGalTalk 13:13, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Just responded to you on my talk page. You forgot to sign so I had to see who you were but don't worry, I signed the comment for you! :) It's so good to talk to you again. Just left this note so you would see my response. --CrohnieGalTalk 13:45, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Ibiza edits[edit]

Perhaps you could find it within yourself to be somewhat more polite while discussing the proposed changes in Ibiza. Being snarky isn't going to produce an environment conducive to agreeable discussion. I am willing to discuss the matter of the changes that you seem to be advocating, but understand that I didn't change the template on a whim. I discussed the matter with Neal before instituting it, and with his blessing, I might add.
As well, i would appreciate it if you didn't feed the anon troll; it only encourages his/her disruptive behavior. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 14:54, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

If you read the post, maybe you could actually be a bit more of a grown-up, Avb. You might not be aware of this, but disagreements can sometimes pass without you inserting a snarky remark. That is the second time you have been uncivil to me in Ibiza; what is your major malfunction? - Arcayne (cast a spell) 23:59, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

No comment except for edit summaries and this. Avb 09:00, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Are you done now? Would you like to actually contribute something to the article (out of your claimed 7000 eidts, how many actual pieces of info have you added to Ibiza? Give up? The number is zero, my friend), or do you have more sniping to do? I just wanted to ask, so I can decide whether you are one of those folk in dire need of admin guidance and a time out. I won't ask you again to be more polite: focus on the edits and not the editor. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 14:40, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Arcayne, I don't know if I'm "done"; it depends on your own behavior from now on. You may want to take some of your own medicine and focus on the edits and not the editor, especially on my talk page. From now on I will ignore anything you say that is about me, which is, in the context of our interactions so far, virtually everything. Your above note, for example, is 100% about me and 0% about improving the encyclopedia (such as removing the unsourcable WP:OR that Antich is the president of Ibiza which was even worse than saying that Bush is the president of Guam / [1]). In other words, the two edits I made to Ibiza (diff) and (diff), which are now part of a firm consensus (diff). Your note is just a clear (and clearly empty) threat with admin action, and you know how I think about this type of threat coming from you and respectfully request that you stop harassing me. You are (and have been for 4 months now) not welcome on my talk page with the exception of good faith, civil comments that help us build the encyclopedia. Avb 15:03, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Sorry if I confused you, Avb - I meant focusing your attention on the edits in article or article discussion space. Discussing your failings as a polite editor here are fairly exempt from that caveat. If you take exception to my frustration at your condescending demeanor (which you are fully aware is not a new complaint, either from me or others), then perhaps you could instead focus on being more polite. You can tell someone you think they are wrong without being offensive. Maybe you have not learned that yet, mor maybe you haven't felt the need to be polite, with a medium as anonymous as the internet. I can assure you, it does lead folk to be more polite with you. Forget everything else I've said in expressing my anger at your behavior. If you want folk to be more polite to you, be more polite yourself. It really is that simple. Couching snarkiness in clever turns of phrase is not the same as civility; I know this, and I am presuming that you do, too. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 15:27, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Response to the acceptable part of your note: those who complain about my being less than polite are generally those who have been utterly impolite to me; it usually indicates a paucity of valid arguments regarding real editing, when people resort to mud-slinging. Anyway, just like you do not listen at all to my advice regarding policy and community standards, I will not listen to your comments about my behavior. I certainly believe you see my demeanor as condescending; but I suggest that you should realize I find your behavior in our little disputes so far utterly repulsive.

Okay, fair enough. How do you suggest we fix this situation. You are clearly intelligent. We can find a solution, and I am open to suggestions. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 15:40, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
Added during ec: Weirldy, "Couching snarkiness in clever turns of phrase" is exactly the impression I got from your approach to editor conduct dispute resolution. I am all for changing my mind but have, so far, not seen anything indicating I'm wrong. Avb 15:36, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
I appreciate this response. One option that springs to mind is using one of our talk pages to see if we can align our views before reverting one another (should it happen in the future). Avb 15:45, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
Addendum: Thinking this through I realize it's not as straightforward as I thought, but still worth a try. After all, if one of us makes an edit that is really bad, someone else will revert it anyway. Or feel free to come up with another option. What we really need is to see that we're both dedicated and experienced editors here (you are certainly ahead of me in terms of volume while I like to think I'm very much aware of the changing community standards, due to the controversies I have worked on). Avb 16:16, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
I am willing to try the option noted above. If there is an edit you think is wrong, let me know on my usertalk page, and we will talk it out and sussa solution (if the problem is just between us). I am open to reverting myself, and I always apologize and refactor myself when I am wrong (most recently evidenced when Carles' reasoned argument that I incorrectly applied the wrong template; there are, of course, other instances). While it might take more time to do this, I am thinking that the alternative of edit-warring and contentious editing consumes far more time, and of a non-productive nature. Since we seem to have bumped heads in Ibiza, perhaps it might be useful for us to start there, from now on. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 16:44, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
OK let's roll. FWIW, I am very patient and always ready to explain things to people who (IMO) may need an explanation, but tend to lose patience rather quickly when those I consider intelligent/old enough to think for themselves require explanations that seems self-evident to me. In my view, Carles provided a patient explanation of things I expected you to have seen for yourself and to me were quite obvious. Perhaps it helps to know that I would never have reverted your infobox edit if I had not checked things out first. I spent the better part of an hour looking for other solutions.
There's one small item we could settle right now: the fifty? Balearic islands. Before removing the claim, I tried to source it but couldn't. I did find a number of less reliable sources claiming anything from 50 to 150 islands; I took a look with Google Earth for some OR and saw the latter included all rocks larger than a foot in diameter surrounded by water and connected to the floor of the Mediterranean; I saw reliable sources talking about four (or five) larger islands and seven (or six) smaller islands; some of them referred to many islets. The upshot seems to be that RS do not agree although this does not indicate a real-life controversy. I guess we should simply keep quiet on the subject, exactly like Britannica. Avb 17:24, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
I did read it, and could likely find the source again and cite it. I think it came from Whelpton's The Balearic Islands. If you think it requires citation, I will seek it out and find it. I was unaware that there might be some nationality issues involved (ie some claiming fifty or some claiming 7, etc.)

Wikis Take Manhattan[edit]

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Next: Saturday September 27
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WHAT Wikis Take Manhattan is a scavenger hunt and free content photography contest aimed at illustrating Wikipedia and StreetsWiki articles covering sites and street features in Manhattan and across the five boroughs of New York City. The event is based on last year's Wikipedia Takes Manhattan, and has evolved to include StreetsWiki this year as well.

LAST YEAR'S EVENT

WINNINGS? Prizes include a dinner for three with Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales at Pure Food & Wine, gift certificates to Bicycle Habitiat and the LimeWire Store, and more!

WHEN The hunt will take place Saturday, September 27th from 1:00pm to 6:30pm, followed by prizes and celebration.

WHO All Wikipedians and non-Wikipedians are invited to participate in team of up to three (no special knowledge is required at all, just a digital camera and a love of the city). Bring a friend (or two)!

REGISTER The proper place to register your team is here. It's also perfectly possible to register on the day of when you get there, but it will be slightly easier for us if you register beforehand.

WHERE Participants can begin the hunt from either of two locations: one at Columbia University (at the sundial on college walk) and one at The Open Planning Project's West Village office. Everyone will end at The Open Planning Project:

349 W. 12th St. #3
Between Greenwich & Washington Streets
By the 14th St./8th Ave. ACE/L stop

FOR UPDATES

Check out:

This will have a posting if the event is delayed due to weather or other exigency.

Thanks,

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NYC Meetup: You are invited![edit]

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Next: Sunday November 16th, Columbia University area
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, finalize and approve bylaws, interact with representatives from the Software Freedom Law Center, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the June meeting's minutes and the September meeting's minutes).

We'll also review our recent Wikis Take Manhattan event, and make preparations for our exciting successor Wikipedia Loves Art! bonanza, being planned with the Brooklyn Museum for February.

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and (weather permitting) hold a late-night astronomy event at Columbia's telescopes.

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RFC at WP:NOR-notice[edit]

A concern was raised that the clause, "a primary source may be used only to make descriptive claims, the accuracy of which is verifiable by any reasonable, educated person without specialist knowledge" conflicts with WP:NPOV by placing a higher duty of care with primary sourced claims than secondary or tertiary sourced claims. An RFC has been initiated to stimulate wider input on the issue. Professor marginalia (talk) 18:54, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

You're invited![edit]

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We'll make preparations for our exciting museum photography Wikipedia Loves Art! February bonanza (on Flickr, on Facebook) with Shelley from the Brooklyn Museum and Alex from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

We'll also be collecting folks to join our little Wikipedia Takes the Subway adventure which will be held the day after the meeting.

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NYC Meetup: You're invited![edit]

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You're invited![edit]

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You're invited...[edit]

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Next: Sunday May 17th, Columbia University area
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, establish a membership process for the chapter, review the upcoming Wiki-Conference New York 2009 (planned for ~100 people at NYU this summer) and future projects like Wikipedia at the Library, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the March meeting's minutes).

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AfD[edit]

Please see: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Chuck Missler (4th nomination). Thanks. Steve Dufour (talk) 18:59, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Hemispherx and Hemispherx Biopharma listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Wikipedia_talk:Neutral_point_of_view#Third_version_of_proposal[edit]

Hi AvB,

Back in 2006, you made some really insightful proposals on how to characterize NPOV. Since I see farther by standing on the shoulders of giants, I wonder if you'd return to the page to share you thoughts on my current proposal. Thanks. Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 15:56, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

You're invited...[edit]

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Next: Sunday September 13th, Columbia University area
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Hey stranger[edit]

I was so surprised and happy to see your note on my talk page. I thought quite a few times of emailing you to see how you were doing. I used to check to see if you were back too. I have missed you being around. If you are interested I would love to hear from you via email to hear how you are doing. I'm not sure right now if I am going to stay active here anymore or not. I have a lot of thinking to do after an arbcom case that left me with a very sad outlook about things. Anyways, I would love to hear from you and I hope you will. Take care and be well, thanks for dropping by my talk page, --CrohnieGalTalk 12:34, 17 September 2009 (UTC) Ps sorry this is so choppy but surgery has left me with left side weakness and pain that they say will improve as the healing progresses.

Wikis Take Manhattan[edit]

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Next: Saturday October 10
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WHAT Wikis Take Manhattan is a scavenger hunt and free content photography contest aimed at illustrating Wikipedia and StreetsWiki articles covering sites and street features in Manhattan and across the five boroughs of New York City.

LAST YEAR'S EVENT

WINNINGS? The first prize winning team members will get Eye-Fi Share cards, which automatically upload photos from your camera to your computer and to sites like Flickr. And there will also be cool prizes for other top scorers.

WHEN The hunt will take place Saturday, October 10th from 1:00pm to 6:30pm, followed by prizes and celebration.

WHO All Wikipedians and non-Wikipedians are invited to participate in team of up to three (no special knowledge is required at all, just a digital camera and a love of the city). Bring a friend (or two)!

REGISTER The proper place to register your team is here. It's also perfectly possible to register on the day of when you get there, but it will be slightly easier for us if you register beforehand.

WHERE Participants can begin the hunt from either of two locations: one at Columbia University (at the sundial on college walk) and one at The Open Planning Project's fantastic new event space nestled between Chinatown and SoHo. Everyone will end at The Open Planning Project:

148 Lafayette Street
between Grand & Howard Streets

FOR UPDATES

Please watchlist Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes Manhattan. This will have a posting if the event is delayed due to weather or other exigency.

Thanks,

Pharos

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You're invited![edit]

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Next: Sunday November 15th, Columbia University area
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, review the recent Wikipedia Takes Manhattan, plan for the next stages of projects like Wikipedia at the Library and Wikipedia Loves Landmarks, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects, for example particular problems posed by Wikipedia articles about racist and anti-semitic people and movements (see the September meeting's minutes).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Wikipedia Day NYC[edit]

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NYC Wikipedia Meetup Sunday, March 21[edit]

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Next: Sunday March 21st, Columbia University area
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, review the recent Wikipedia Day NYC, plan for the next stages of projects like Wikipedia at the Library and Lights Camera Wiki, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects, for example User:ScienceApologist will present on "climate change, alternative medicine, UFOs and Transcendental Meditation" (see the November meeting's minutes).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back. And if the weather is good, we'll have a star party with the telescopes on the roof of Pupin Hall!

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AfD nomination of Tony Attwood[edit]

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NYC Wikipedia Meetup Saturday, May 22[edit]

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Next: Saturday May 22nd, OpenPlans in Lower Manhattan
Last: 03/21/2010
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, review the recent Wikimedia Chapters Meeting 2010, plan for the next stages of projects like Wiki-Conference NYC and Wikipedia Cultural Embassy, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the March meeting's minutes).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
This has been an automated delivery by BrownBot (talk) 20:55, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Wiki-Conference NYC (2nd annual)[edit]

Our 2nd annual Wiki-Conference NYC has been confirmed for the weekend of August 28-29 at New York University.

There's still plenty of time to join a panel, or to propose a lightning talk or an open space session. Register for the Wiki-Conference here. And sign up here for on-wiki notification. All are invited!
This has been an automated delivery by BrownBot (talk) 15:09, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia NYC Meetup Sat Oct 16[edit]

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Next: Saturday October 16th, Jefferson Market Library in Lower Manhattan
Last: 05/22/2010
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, review the recent Wiki-Conference NYC 2010, plan for the next stages of projects like Wikipedia Ambassador Program and Wikipedia Academy, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the May meeting's minutes).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
This has been an automated delivery by BrownBot (talk) 15:59, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

NYC Meetup: Saturday, December 4[edit]

We meet outside by the trees at 5:00 PM.

Our next Wikipedia NYC Meetup is this weekend on Saturday Dec 4 at Brooklyn Museum during their awesome First Saturdays program, starting at 5 PM.

A particular highlight for the wiki crowd will be 'Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968', and the accompanying "WikiPop" project, with specially-created Wikipedia articles on the artists displayed on iPads in the gallery.

This will be a museum touring and partying meetup, so no excuses about being a shy newbie this time. Bring a friend too!

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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You're invited to the New York Wiknic![edit]

You could be having this much fun! Seriously, consider coming.

This message is being sent to inform you of a Wikipedia picnic that is being held in your area next Saturday, June 25. From 1 to 8 PM or any time in between, join your fellow volunteers for a get together at Norman's Landscape (directions) in Manhattan's Central Park.

Take along your friends (newbies permitted), your family and other free culture enthusiasts! You may also want to pack a blanket, some water or perhaps even a frisbee.

If you can, share what you're bringing at the discussion page.

Also, please remember that this is the picnic that anyone can edit so bring enough food to share!

To subscribe to future events, follow the mailing list or add your username to the invitation list. BrownBot (talk) 18:58, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC Oct 22[edit]

You are invited to Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and lectures that will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and here!--Pharos (talk) 03:53, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

National Archives ExtravaSCANza[edit]

You are invited to the National Archives ExtravaSCANza, taking place every day next week from January 4–7, Wednesday to Saturday, in College Park, Maryland (Washington, DC metro area). Come help me cap off my stint as Wikipedian in Residence at the National Archives with one last success!

This will be a casual working event in which Wikipedians are getting together to scan interesting documents at the National Archives related to a different theme each day—currently: spaceflight, women's suffrage, Chile, and battleships—for use on Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons. The event is being held on multiple days, and in the evenings and weekend, so that as many locals and out-of-towners from nearby regions1 as possible can come. Please join us! Dominic·t 01:08, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

1 Wikipedians from DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, New York City, and Pittsburgh have been invited.

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You're invited to Wiki-Gangs of New York @ NYPL on April 21![edit]

Wiki-Gangs of New York: April 21 at the New York Public Library
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Join us for an an civic edit-a-thon, Wikipedia meet-up and instructional workshop that will be held this weekend on Saturday, April 21, at the New York Public Library Main Branch.
  • Venue: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (NYPL Main Branch), Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Room 227).
  • Directions: Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street.
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (drop-ins welcome at any time)

The event's goal will be to improve Wikipedia articles and content related to the neighborhoods and history of New York City - No special wiki knowledge is required!

Also, please RSVP!--Pharos (talk) 17:10, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC this Saturday Dec 1[edit]

You are invited to Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and workshops focused on film and the performing arts that will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and at meetup.com!--Pharos (talk) 06:52, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

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

Doing the "Open Space" thing at one of our earlier NYC Wiki-Conferences.

You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia Day and the 12th anniversary (!) of the founding of the site at Wikipedia Day NYC on Saturday February 23, 2013 at New York University; sign up for Wikipedia Day NYC here, or at bit.ly/wikidaynyu. Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues!

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience!--Pharos (talk) 01:25, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup NYC this Sunday April 14[edit]

Hi Avb! You're invited to our next meeting for Wikipedia Meetup NYC on Sunday April 14 -this weekend- at Symposium Greek Restaurant @ 544 W 113th St (in the back room), on the Upper West Side in the Columbia University area.

Please sign up, and add your ideas to the agenda for Sunday. Thanks!

Delivered on behalf of User:Pharos, 18:17, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

NYC Wiki-Picnic: Saturday June 22[edit]

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic NYC in Brooklyn's green and lovely Prospect Park, on this Saturday June 22! We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck :) -- User:Pharos (talk)

Proposed deletion of Tony Attwood (writer)[edit]

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The article Tony Attwood (writer) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The article has no references that is pertaining to the subject of the article, it is just pointed vaguely in some sites without the specific information about the person.

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Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. SefBau :  msg  12:06, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn! Saturday September 7[edit]

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Please join Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn scavenger hunt on September 7, 2013!
Everyone gather at the Brooklyn Public Library to further Wikipedia's coverage of—
photos and articles related to Brooklyn, its neighborhoods and the local landmarks.
--EdwardsBot (talk)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup! Saturday October 5[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join the Wikimedia NYC Meetup on October 5, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for education, museums, libraries and planning WikiConference USA.
--Pharos (talk) 22:10, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon! Saturday November 2[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join Wikipedia "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon on November 2, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for Greenwich Village articles on the history and the community.
--Pharos (talk) 22:04, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

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

Queens Library
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)

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

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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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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