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Bastique has been inducted into the Order of the Mop,
for their hard work and dedication and is entitled to display
this award for being such a great admin,
Kind regards and happy editing,
Ғяіᴆaз'§ĐøøмChampagne? • 07:45, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

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You are member number: 30

For the hardworking Foundation Volunteer and admin that you are :) Keep up the good work! Regards, —Ғяіᴆaз'§Đøøм Champagne? • 6:45pm • 07:45, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Matter for the foundation

You are listed as the editor-foundation liason (not sure of your title) and there's an issue for foundation attention at [1] regarding the unauthorized use of the Wikipedia logo on a mirror site. Perhaps you could notify the appropriate people at the foundation regarding the issue? --Jayron32 20:22, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Where is that listed? I'm not the best person for that, so whatever you're reading should probably change. Bastique ☎ call me! 21:44, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
this page lists you as "Volunteer coordinator" under the community section. To be fair, I have no clue what that means, but given that I knew you had a relationship with the foundation, I thought you would be able to forward the message to them. Now that I have since read the job description, yeah, I guess it isn't your job really. But I was really just looking for some way to contact the foundation quickly regarding the matter. --Jayron32 21:52, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
All the pages I have examined at currently display the same welcome message and no other page text. I haven't seen the site before but based on Google's cache it doesn't appear to be a Wikipedia mirror. The problem is the modified version of the Wikipedia logo. Coupled with the use of MediaWiki (which is of course legal), it can easily make readers think it's affiliated with Wikipedia. It also uses the GFDL-licensed File:Headbg.jpg as background image like Wikipedia in MonoBook PrimeHunter (talk) 22:21, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Happy Birthday

--Monterey Bay (talk) 04:22, 28 December 2010 (UTC)


Hi. Just to say thanks for sorting out the IP edit on my talk page. Much appreciated. Cordless Larry (talk) 14:37, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi there

Was with WMF? I was in the middle of changing jobs and completely self-absorbed, it seems. Please accept my sincere thanks for the help and support you offered me here and on OTRS, you are a stand-up fellow and I salute you. Guy (Help!) 18:42, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Ah, well, the announcement went out at the end of August...thanks for the sentiment, it's been wonderful working with you. I'm still an OTRS admin so we can still have fun together! :) Cary

The Great American Wiknic

Hi there! In the past, you've expressed an interest in local meetups of Wikipedians. Well, here's your chance! On Saturday, June 25, we'll be joining Wikipedians in cities all over the country for the first annual Great American Wiknic -- the picnic that anyone can edit! We'll meet up at a park in SF -- hopefully in the sun -- all other details are still in deliberation!

If this sounds fun, please add your name to the list: Wikipedia:Meetup/San Francisco/Wiknic and add that page to your watchlist. (And of course, feel free to edit that page with your ideas, questions, etc.) I look forward to wiknicking with you! -Pete (talk) 00:24, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Pete, I'm going to be in South Carolina. Thanks. Bastique ☎ call me! 00:33, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
Shoot! Well, hopefully another time soon, then. Have a good trip. -Pete (talk) 01:12, 25 May 2011 (UTC)


Hi Cary,

Would you mind taking a look at this ticket at OTRS. I think your expetise could make this work out properly.

Ticket: 2011062710009436

Thanks JodyB talk 19:07, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

That block has got to be ancient. Feel free to handle it as you see fit. I don't recall it at all. Bastique ☎ call me! 23:57, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, but I am now having trouble finding it. Any suggestions? JodyB talk 10:11, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

bantu aku

please create WikiBar images contained in id:Pengguna:Erik Evrest/Bak Pasir at Wikipedia Indonesia on the "Usulan Halaman Utama" in the "[date] dalam sejarah" together with the yellow box above it. Many times my experiment did not work all the time.--Erik Evrest (talk) 13:05, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Silvena Rowe

Hi Bastique, I wonder if you could talk a look at the Silvena Rowe article. I have user:SilvenaRowe complaining of issues with the page (possible BLP violations) I would help more, but it 2 am here. Kind Regards -- Marek.69 talk 00:59, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Aww :(

I knew I should have made an article on Kyary right away. But I didn't and now you beat me to it. :(

Well, at least I can improve the article. SilverserenC 07:39, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

By all means, improve it! That's what Wikipedia is about! Bastique ☎ call me! 12:00, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

OTRS as verifiable source


You might be able to answer this question. I swear I can remember that OTRS messages were once citable as sources - am I imagining it?

--RA (talk) 07:45, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

sockpuppet editing

There is an open WP:SPI case looking at sockpuppet editing primarily on the Johann Hari/ Talk page. As you edited the Johann Hari/Talk page between 2004 and 2011, your input is welcomed. Yonmei (talk) 22:32, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:2006 AFL Richmond.jpg


Thanks for uploading File:2006 AFL Richmond.jpg. 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. Skier Dude (talk) 03:19, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Nope, no bot - just little ole' me... I'll try to remember when I'm doing these (I get tons of these as I've done lots of image resizing...just lerned to hit the 'revert' button :) Skier Dude (talk) 04:33, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Request to create a new page for Mastigiidae

Sir, currently the page Mastigiidae redirects to a single species. There are 3-5 genera in this family however. Cheers. Bruinfan12 (talk) 03:09, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

Edited on your user page

Dear Bastique. I removed the steward notice on your user page (see here) as you're not a steward anymore. This removes you from the category too. Trijnstel (talk) 16:15, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

File:Gopher tortoise and hole.jpg listed for deletion

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Gopher tortoise and hole.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you.  :Jay8g Hi!- I am... -What I do... WASH- BRIDGE- WPWA - MFIC- WPIM 00:57, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview

Dear Bastique,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 04:26, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

San Francisco Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon

San Francisco Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon!
Who should come? You should. Really.
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The San Francisco Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the the Wikimedia Foundation offices in San Francisco! Participate in editing subjects about women's history and beyond! Workshops will also be hosted. New and experienced editors of any gender are welcome!
We look forward to seeing you there!

Sura 27: Miracle of 19 in Quranic Initialed Suras: Interlocking Suras 19, 20, 26, 27 & 28

Peace, Sir/ Madam I see that you removed the section from the article, the structure of 19 within this Sura is part of the Sura and about the structure within the Sura. May I request that if there are any concerns we can address them on the talk page of the article and I God Willing get the chance to show that whatever was put up is from a reliable source and very much relevant to the article on the page. Peace (DukhanSmoke (talk) 15:23, 13 March 2012 (UTC))

While I do not question the authenticity of your sources, or the belief in the miracle, I do question the relevancy of the item to the topic itself. When I went to the article the first, time, I found an article not about a Sura but an article about a miracle about numbers, with little relation to the topic in question, that is, Sura 27, An-Naml, "The Ants".
Additionally, I see nothing on the Arabic Wikipedia article here: ar:سورة النمل about this miracle, and given that Arabic is the original language of the Quran, and that primary sources regarding the Quran are in Arabic, I fully expect this relevant information to be accepted on the Arabic Wikipedia first and foremost, given that more Quranic experts speak Arabic before English.
Yours very truly, Bastique ☎ call me! 17:36, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Peace, Sura 27 referred as An-Naml begins with initials "T" and "S" an equivalent of Arabic Ta and Seen. Its a process of simple verification of counting the occurrences of "T" and "S" within this chapter, since this chapter begins with these initials it is very much necessary to show why these initials are deliberately placed at the beginning of this Sura and other chapters like these, while we do this we are explaining the meaning of these initials in mathematical terms and mathematics is an exact science and a best language to explain things, mathematics removes all doubts and leaves no room for any opinions. This structure as you may know is based on the number 19 and is consistent throughout the Quran.

I am of the impression that one need not be an expert to contribute to Wikipedia otherwise Wikipedia would not be what it is today. Its contributors like you and me keep it going I feel. I am not sure whether an expert in Arabic would make a person expert also to know and under mathematics. This is true for any other language. Knowing Quran in Arabic also does not make one expert in mathematics either. One need to know maths to understand maths. Since these initials at the beginning of the Sura 27 has mathematical explanation so be it. If mathematics is not to be used for explaining verses of the Quran on Wikipedia then all the subjects like Engineering, Astronomy would not find place here either.

Every contributor on the Wikipedia contributes based on his or her expertise or at the least the subject that impresses him or her and wishes the world to know by gathering and presenting the BEST reliable source. Would this approach of asking the article to be put up on another language site first then to appear on the English Wikipedia later make a genuine contributor from contributing?

I think by God’s Grace I am good enough to present this topic on Wikipedia and I do strive to present quality information.

Since this sura has initials that are similar to other Suras (chapters) and are interwoven with other chapters to form a structure based on 19 there is no other way to show the relevance other than showing them on the table format which is what I had done. If you are not comfortable with the tables then I can put them in the commentary format God Willing. I would therefore request you to restore the section or if there are still concerns I will try my best in all possible ways God Willing to address them. Peace (DukhanSmoke (talk) 17:14, 15 March 2012 (UTC))

Peace, God willing, I further wish to submit for your kind consideration and comment please -- It seems an undue burden to require any discussion about Quran by English speakers to first be in Arabic. Since our discussion here is not about subtle meaning of the Arabic or linguistic/semantic Arabic scholarly work, rather the mathematical structure of Quran--which is independent of any language, we should be open to presenting this in any Wikipedia language whether English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, etc. Otherwise, a strict language requirement would be require for example -- discussion of Galileo's ( work to first be approved by the Italian Wikipedia or Wagner's work ( first to go through German wikipedia. Only then would English readers be able to learn about it. That does seem undue burden to me. Peace (DukhanSmoke (talk) 01:52, 16 March 2012 (UTC))

Hi DukhanSmoke, it is true that you should be bold in editing Wikipedia, however, articles in Wikipedia have certain universal rules that apply to all of them, and all content that does not follow these rules can be deleted by another user. Two important rules are no original research and verifiability. I invite you to read those carefully, as your contributions to the article Bastique deleted does not conform with either. I am very familiar with the subject matter of your edits, and you have not cited any of the popular Arabic Tafseer (like Tabari, Qurtubi or Jalalayn ) nor English literature around the explanation of Quaran (like Maududi or Ahmed Raza Khan), which classifies your work as original research (or at least only verifiable through the site you linked that does not meet our trusted sources policy). --Shipmaster (talk) 04:57, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Peace Shipmaster and Bastique, Yes I am aware of the links thanks, those requirements are but logical I agree, my posting is NOT an original research and is in fact 100% verifiable, the links I had used are the reproduction of the sources that I am referring below. I do realize that I should have done this before so my apologies there, I was probably being lost in trying to make the article over verifiable for readers, while missing what Wikipedia required. The sources are,

1. Quran: Visual Presentation of the Miracle by Rashad Khalifa, Page 162, ISBN 0-934894-30-2, Library of Congress Card No. 82-083551.

2. Quran: The Final Testament by Rashad Khalifa Ph. D, Appendix 1, ISBN 978-1-890825-00-3, Library of Congress control number: 2007938221,

3. Reference to both these sources above with excerpts occur in "Mission to America", Chapter 6 and Appendix 2, by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad and lane Idleman Smith, University Press of Florida, 1993, ISBN-10: 0813012163, ISBN-13: 978-0813012162,

I propose to remove all the links that I have included in my last post and have the article with the above references and links God Willing. Trust the above will be acceptable to you and Bastique to restore the section. Peace (DukhanSmoke (talk) 18:15, 16 March 2012 (UTC))

I still disagree with you.
  • The subject is completely covered in Muqatta'at. If you think it is inadequate, you can add your contributions there.
  • The wording of the paragraph you pasted in the Sura article was POV, using words such as 'miracle' etc.
You may want to add a reference to the Muqatta'at article if you need to, but no more than that is needed, certainly not a complete paragraph. --Shipmaster (talk) 05:44, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Peace, may I request you to see the comments as made on the talk page of the article Sura An-Naml

Peace (DukhanSmoke (talk) 05:07, 18 March 2012 (UTC))

Peace, Bastique & Shipmaster, may I request you to reply on my post so that we can move forward, Thank you. Peace, (DukhanSmoke (talk) 14:38, 20 March 2012 (UTC))

Peace Bastique, just one more probably the final request for your comments on the paragraph that I have shortened based on your reservation. If it is OK for you now. Peace (DukhanSmoke (talk) 16:42, 1 April 2012 (UTC))

Peace, can I consider your no reply as no objection to the paragraph that I intend putting on the main article page of Sura 27 God Willing. Peace (DukhanSmoke (talk) 04:42, 3 April 2012 (UTC))
No, my no reply means that I have other things that must occupy my time. Why are you in such a hurry? Bastique ☎ call me! 05:11, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Peace, I reflected and appreciate your reply. Thanks. I patiently reminded for 8 days in March 2012 on & before getting reply. So God Willing, will again patiently remind till Wikipedia replies and sincerely strive to meet further requirement if any. Peace. Thanks for time. (DukhanSmoke (talk) 02:54, 7 April 2012 (UTC))

Peace, Bastique, just checking if you had time to review the paragraph. Peace (DukhanSmoke (talk) 12:38, 14 April 2012 (UTC))
Peace, Bastique, God Willing you will not find me doing anything that goes against Wikipedia's decorum and God Willing you will find me patient. Peace (DukhanSmoke (talk) 16:43, 20 April 2012 (UTC))
Peace, I hope I have patiently waited enough for you to have a look at the suggestions I have made and there is are no further objections. Peace (DukhanSmoke (talk) 14:20, 12 August 2012 (UTC))

File:Burgee of nyyc.svg on Commons

Hello. In a discussion at User talk:Moonriddengirl#File:Burgee of nyyc.svg, she suggested I contact you. It is my understanding that the New York Yacht Club has requested their logo be removed a number of times in the past via OTRS. At Talk:New_York_Yacht_Club#Burgee_of_nyyc.svg it says: "This burgee is copyrighted by the NYCC and no permission is given for its use here. Please do not re-add. Permission must come in writing via the OTRS system. Per OTRS Ticket#2007120410011436. - JodyB" It certainly appears that it is their Trademark, but per WP:LOGOS#Copyright-free logos it appears the copyright has expired, since item 1 says "if the logo was first published before 1923, it can be assumed to be public domain." At the NYYC website at [2] it states "The 1845 annual meeting at Windhams Tavern produced not only the first full slate of officers and the club burgee...". It seems that would make it a Trademarked/public-domain image and under WP:Logo Copyright/Trademark#Use of copyrighted or trademarked images on Wikipedia it says "Trademarked images on Wikipedia that do not rise to the level of copyright (i.e., "public domain" trademarks), are considered "free" content for licensing purposes." Even if there is some sort of copyright still in force, for fair use rationale, how is this logo any different than File:New_York_Jets_logo.svg for example? It seems that this logo can be used, at least on en Wikipedia, and at least in some circumstances. Is the OTRS action by the NYYC just an overzealous attempt at Trademark enforcement? Would the image have been retained if the uploader had included the proper documentation instead of an erroneous license? What is the best way to get it restored, or would the usage rules at en Wikipedia be more conducive to it's inclusion here with the {{keeplocal}} template instead of at commons? Thanks. Mojoworker (talk) 23:46, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

  • If the logo was created in 1845 it couldn't possibly be under copyright and therefore it is free to use. It seems someone is confusing trademark enforcement with copyright infringement. In any case, it should be perfectly eligible to be on Commons. Bastique ☎ call me! 01:16, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
    • It looks like the trademark holder (New York Yacht Club) has confirmed the copyright date themselves: Moonriddengirl says that in OTRS Ticket # 2007120410011436 "the correspondent in the second letter, oddly, agrees with your 1844 date but still seems to think its under copyright". It looks like you deleted it in response to that OTRS Ticket # 2007120410011436 on 4 December 2007: Can it be restored, or do I need to upload it anew? In either case, I can add the relevant detail from the discussion above about the copyright status, along with the {{PD-1923}} and {{trademarked}} templates so that the status will be more clear. Thanks. Mojoworker (talk) 05:24, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
I handled a lot of tickets in 2007, and at the time I worked for the Wikimedia Foundation, so I'm not certain of the particular circumstances of that ticket. I can only provide my personal opinion here, that I stated above, not any informed recommendation. I don't see any harm in reuploading it, though. Bastique ☎ call me! 14:44, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for your input. Do you think it would be better to upload a new version than to get it restored (perhaps that's not possible as it was deleted in 2007)? It shouldn't be too much of a problem to find an image since the copyright has expired, however I've looked around and I haven't found an SVG version. I suppose I could convert a jpg into an svg, but I've never done that before... Thoughts? Thanks again. Mojoworker (talk) 22:12, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
I would recommend opening a request for undeletion. As I didn't directly answer the ticket, I only responded to a request by the OTRS agent. Maybe we can get some clarity on the copyright status from the community. Bastique ☎ call me! 22:17, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
OK. I've filed the undeletion request. Thanks for your advice. Mojoworker (talk) 02:24, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Template:WP help pages (welcome)

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You're invited: San Francisco WikiWomen's Edit-a-Thon 2!

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San Francisco Wiknic 2012

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Need some advice re Commons

I've got an indef blocked editor - User:Shawnee Smith - who has decided to start pestering me on Commons - [].

Is there a process to follow with shutting him down on Commons before it gets out of hand?

- J Greb (talk) 05:02, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

You're invited! - Wiki Loves Monuments - San Francisco Events

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Template:ParliamentofAustralia listed at Redirects for discussion


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Template:ParliamentofAustralia. Since you had some involvement with the Template:ParliamentofAustralia redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). MBisanz talk 14:58, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

Lolbisanz! Bastique ☎ call me! 15:24, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

You're invited! Ada Lovelace Day San Francisco

You're invited! Ada Lovelace Day San Francisco

October 16 - Ada Lovelace Day Celebration - You are invited!
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Come celebrate Ada Lovelace Day at the Wikimedia Foundation offices in San Francisco on October 16! This event, hosted by the Ada Initiative, the Mozilla Foundation, and the Wikimedia Foundation. It'll be a meet up style event, though you are welcome to bring a laptop and edit about women in STEM if you wish. Come mix, mingle and celebrate the legacy of the world's first computer programmer.

The event is October 16, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, everyone is welcome!

You must RSVP here - see you there!
SarahStierch (talk) 19:53, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Admin Request

I want to be admin for Afan Oromo section. There is no active administrator right now I think. What do you say? Teferi Kebebew (talk) 08:48, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Undeletion of Brookland-Cayce High School

Thank you for the courtesy of informing me on my talk page of your undeletion. I have attempted to answer your question there, as well as commenting on several other aspects of the case which I am concerned about. JamesBWatson (talk) 09:58, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Parawiki

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Birthday 2012

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WikiProject Cleanup

Hello, Bastique.

You are invited to join WikiProject Cleanup, a WikiProject and resource for Wikipedia cleanup listings, information and discussion.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 14:12, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Wiknic 2013

Wiknic 2013
Sunday, June 23rd · 12:34pm · Lake Merritt, Oakland
Theme: Hyperlocal list-making
Lake Merritt Wild Duck Refuge (Oakland, CA)

This year's 2013 SF Wiknik will be held at Lake Merritt, next to Children's Fairyland in Oakland. This event will be co-attended by people from the hyperlocal Oakland Wiki. May crosspollination of ideas and merriment abound!

Location and Directions

  • Location: The grassy area due south of Children's Fairyland (here) (Oakland Wiki)
    • Nearest BART: 19th Street
    • Nearest bus lines: NL/12/72
    • Street parking abounds
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You're invited...

to two upcoming Bay Area events:

  • Maker Faire 2013, Sat/Sun May 18-19, San Mateo -- there will have a booth about Wikimedia, and we need volunteers to talk to the public and ideas for the booth -- see the wiki page to sign up!
  • Edit-a-Thon 5, Sat May 25, 10-2pm, WMF offices in San Francisco -- this will be a casual edit-a-thon open to both experienced and new editors alike! Please sign up if on the wiki page if you can make it so we know how much food to get.

I hope you can join us at one or both! -- phoebe / (talk to me) 18:51, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library!

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
Hi Bastique! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Multilingual editing encouraged!!! But being multilingual is not a necessity to make this project a success. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! EdwardsBot (talk) 14:30, 25 May 2013 (UTC)


Congratulations on your marriage! Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:49, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

  • From me as well. — Ched :  ?  18:11, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
  • And I! Jusdafax 18:14, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Awww, thanks guys ! Bastique ☎ call me! 00:07, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

You're invited: Art & Feminism Edit-a-thon

Art & Feminism Edit-a-Thon - You are invited!
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Hi Bastique! The first Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in San Francisco.

Any editors interested in the intersection of feminism and art are welcome. Wikipedians of all experience levels are invited! Experienced editors will be on hand to help new editors.
Bring a friend and a laptop! Come one, come all! Learn more here!

SarahStierch (talk) 08:49, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

You're invited! WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley

Saturday, April 5 - WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley - You are invited!
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The University of California, Berkeley's Berkeley Center for New Media is hosting our first edit-a-thon, facilitated by WikiWoman Sarah Stierch, on April 5! This event, focused on engaging women to contribute to Wikipedia, will feature a brief Wikipedia policy and tips overview, followed by a fast-paced energetic edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Please bring your laptop and be prepared to edit about women and women's history!

The event is April 5, from 1-5 PM, at the Berkeley Center for New Media Commons at Moffitt Library.

You must RSVP here - see you there! SarahStierch (talk) 23:09, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Cross Platform Harassment

Ok, so you made me find my login and come over here. Time to dust off my editing tools. :-) Pastordavid (talk) 03:42, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

They've redecorated a bit since you've been here! Bastique ☎ call me! 03:44, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
New things?? There are new things? Pastordavid (talk) 03:52, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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For being nice. Bearian (talk) 00:27, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! That was unexpected!

You're invited! Litquake Edit-a-thon in San Francisco

You are invited!Litquake Edit-a-thonSee you there!
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  In the area? You're invited to
   San Francisco Meetup # 22
  Date: October 11, 2014
  Time: 1-5 pm
  Place: 149 New Montgomery Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
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The Edit-a-thon will occur in parallel with Litquake, the San Francisco Bay Area's annual literature festival. Writers from all over the Bay Area and the world will be in town during the nine day festival, so the timing is just right for us to meetup and create/translate/expand/improve articles about literature and writers. All levels of Wikipedia editing experience are welcome. This event will include new editor training. RSVP →here←. --Rosiestep (talk) 02:47, 27 September 2014 (UTC)