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Don't mind the elbow :)[edit]

Hey. No prob. I was taking a little longer on this one because the last support was not signed, and it caught my eye that the account was only a month old. In cases like this, I always look into the account's history, to make sure. I was actually thinking that I might get an edit conflict when I tried to close the page (I had it in edit mode already). Thanks for closing it. We're all here to help after all, so the more the merrier. :) Cheers, Redux 22:11, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Renames[edit]

I'm pretty sure this request was tagged in error [1] - the logs show you renamed 3 users this morning and the target account on this request was already taken. Obviously do go ahead revert me if I'm wrong... WjBscribe 05:44, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

You are right. My error. Thanks for catching it. -- Cecropia 06:37, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

This Not Fair That You Mad Evil Clown 93 an adm and not me Shrek 976 I have been here way way longer then he has[edit]

This Not Fair I have been doing as good a job as evil clown 93 and I have not been made an adm I deserve to be one to please make me be one or nominate me to be one I do as good work as evil clown does and have been here longer I demand to be adm to please please please declare me an adminstrator from Shrek976 also can you change my username from Shrek976 to Jeffrey The Magical

Would you care to lay off the personal attacks, please? Evilclown93(talk) 23:39, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
What personal attacks? Majorly (talk) 23:59, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
This Not Fair That You Mad Evil Clown 93 Evilclown93(talk) 00:04, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
It's most likely a typo of "made". Majorly (talk) 01:40, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I would like to create neutral documentation for a production company called Smuggler Inc, just like any other company such as New Line Cinemas or Warner Brothers. The username Smuggler has already been taken so i was forced to cerate a different username "Smug6". Unfortunately "Smug6"also became the title of the page that I created. I would either like to change my username to "Smuggler" or if it is possible how can I create a page with a different title than my username? Please let me know what I can do, Thank you very much.

Response to "We need more bureaucrats"[edit]

I read your comments in response to my essay on WT:RFA. I'd prefer not to respond there, as I'm not interested in prolonging that conversation, but I did want to let you know that I read your reaction and understood it.

Obviously, with RFB as with RFA, people have different standards. In both cases I perceive my standards to be more lenient than for the community at large. Partly I subscribe to the "no big deal" mantra, and partly I don't analyze candidates as carefully as some of the more dedicated participant in these processes.

I've considered that maybe WP:CHU should be downgraded to an administrative function rather than a bureaucrat function. If anyone dared to propose it, I would support. However, I do see the logic in that the bureaucrat functions all relate to user status and user access levels.

I acknowledge that one controversial bureaucrat decision really can divide the community, and such cases are well known to Wikipedia history. My counterargument was and is that about 90 to 95 percent of RFAs are so easy that even a caveman could decide them. For example, I would have no problem giving User:WJBscribe bureaucrat access now or anytime in the future, even though he's been an admin only three or four months as I recall. He already helps out at WP:CHU, and frankly I'd trust him to call RFAs even though he isn't active there. Of course, if the scribe actually ran for b'crat within this calendar year, he'd be shot down with machine guns for lack of RFA activity.

So I do understand why people are put off by EVula's sense of humor, and I do understand that the consequences of a mistake by a bureaucrat can be serious and long-lasting. What bothers me is the seemingly arbitrary nature of the adversity b'crat candidates come upon. It seems to me something like the theory in some religious traditions that our generation can never be as good as our fathers and grandfathers before us - translation, we'll never have b'crats as good as Secretlondon and Warofdreams and Raul654 etc. with all their experience. I just wonder, why not? Surely there must be someone who has earned the community trust to consider decision very carefully without just counting votes. I can't blame anyone in particular, but my overall impression is that people as a whole are making unreasonable demands upon their peers. Until I perceive a change there, I will prefer to err on the side of leniency.

If you would like to respond, please do so on my talk page. Best regards. Shalom Hello 01:20, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

EVula's RfB[edit]

Sorry, I missed your note on my question a few days ago. In response, I can say 100% that I would not have promoted Danny. This is not because of any personal opinion on Danny; I didn't vote on his RfA and have no opinion. I would not have promoted him because he only had 68% support, and because all the (more than 100) oppose voters offered their opinion in good faith, and the opinion of every Wikipedian should be given equal weight. In principle, I am opposed to having bureaucrats at all. Ideally, we should have an automated bot which counts votes and promotes those who achieve over 75% support. To prevent sockpuppetry and SPAs, we should have a minimum suffrage requirement of 100 edits, as they do on Spanish Wikipedia. See m:wikidemocratism for a fuller summary of my views on these matters. Waltontalk 14:38, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Was your follow-up question on Deskana's RfB addressed to me or to Deskana? Waltontalk 18:02, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Given that it refers to a "response", I assume it was aimed at me. I thought it was aimed at Walton, no idea why. I've replied to it now, anyway, if you'd like to take a look. --Deskana (talk) 18:06, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

RfB flood - opinions, please![edit]

You ask excellent and generally acclaimed questions on Wikipedia:Requests for bureaucratship, but don't actually give opinions. (Not to mention that most people say you are the currently most active Bureaucrat, and generally like your work.) Please don't stop the questions, but could you also boil your opinions down to some supports/opposes/neutrals, please? Basically, out of the 8 candidates, I found one I like, one I don't like, and the other six basically seem fine, so I'd generally support - except I don't want seven new ones all at once! If you could indicate which of the flood you would find "the best", and why, that would be a strong argument to me, and, I suspect, a number of other editors. --AnonEMouse (squeak) 15:45, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for the question, AnonEMouse. Even though I can't respond as you ask, the question brought up so many thoughts for me that I moved your question to WT:RFA and responded there. Cheers, Cecropia 20:51, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
Sheesh! The one candidate you express an opinion on is the one I liked? And you may just torpedo him! I feel like I wished on The Monkey's Paw... --AnonEMouse (squeak) 17:52, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
As I've mentioned, I don't express opinions unless I feel it's very important do so, and then I recuse myself from closing, which is what happened in this case. In this case, my problem isn't about the candidate, but about an expressed fear of the community that has already manifested itself. Some things shouldn't be mixed. As to the Monkey's Paw thing, remember you still have two wishes. -- Cecropia 19:04, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Ack! You did it! For my second wish, I want the hideously decayed animated corpse of Ral315 as a bureaucrat... --AnonEMouse (squeak) 13:07, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Help much appreciated[edit]

Hi Cecropia, since you are what I deem to be the most active crat at the moment, and since you are a crat, I was wondering if you could help me out. I have created the page for User:SkyBot (no - this isnt a request for flagging), but forgot to (beforehand) create the acoount User:SkyBot. Now, when I try to create the account, I cant, because it says there is already a user with this name - which is simply the userpage of User:SkyBot. In short, there is no official user:SkyBot, but because the userpage is there, there never can be an official SkyBot. What can be done? Please reply on my talk page. Your help would be invaluable. Thanks, Anonymous DissidentTalk 00:06, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

WP:CHU: Dario vet -> .snoopy.[edit]

(Cross-posted to WP:CHU)
Relaying message from WJBscribe (currently having connection problems):

I seem to have missed an error in the coding of this rename request. As such the user has been renamed to User:.snoopy not User:.snoopy. They are likely to have difficulty logging in if they don't realise this is the name they have been renamed to. The following link should correct the error: (rename to correct name) Thanks, WJBscribe.

Steel 02:11, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I'm back from my break and able to edit normally now. Sorry I didn't spot the mistake in that request before you performed the rename - thanks for fixing it. As you may have noticed I made a change to the {{renameuser}} template before I went away - [2]. This means the code is considerably more simple and should avoid a similar error cropping up in future - it also means that there is only one link to rename the user which also works from secure login (for crats like Secretlondon who use that). WjBscribe 18:21, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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Due to your constant work on renaming users. Cheers, Mystytopia 03:38, 6 July 2007 (UTC)


Speaking of user renames, do you have any idea why for some users, some edits don't get moved to the new username? Cheers, Mystytopia 03:38, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the nice barnstar. No, I have no idea about edits not getting moved. I think that would be a question for a developer. -- Cecropia 03:40, 6 July 2007 (UTC)


Thank you[edit]

Thank you for renaming me! :D --SUBZ3R0 ( Talk | E-mail ) 06:02, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Oops, I forgot to change my signature! --Sébastien Leblanc ( Talk | E-mail ) 06:06, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
You're quite welcome! :) -- Cecropia 06:14, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much[edit]

Thank you very much for renaming me. Georginho 08:26, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thank you for changing my username. It's very much appreciated! QuietWikipedian 22:07, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Thoughts on usurpation request[edit]

Looking at the request Psychless ← The Psychless, I think Secretlondon only asked for a comment from the other account in case the request could be performed more quickly than 7 days (as it could have been if the target account consented to the rename). You may wish to check with her but given that the target account has been notified (including by email) the usurpation request would be valid even if the account requesting the username had not claimed to have created it. It seems an odd result for the request to fail because of that assertion (which cannot be substantiated) when it would have been performed had no assertion been made... WjBscribe 00:35, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Once more I owe you thanks. You know your stuff! -- Cecropia 00:40, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Username changes[edit]

Dude, I can't believe you! I was just ready to request that my name be changed from Jahiegel to RTV070707a, and I discovered that you'd already assigned it. (See, this is why I always say we have too many bureaucrats.) :) Cheers, Joe 04:34, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

All hope is not lost! You can ask to usurp it! ;-) -- Cecropia 04:49, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

My rename[edit]

Hi Cecropia. If you look at Special:Contributions/Lights, none of my edits were moved! Cheers, Mystytopia 15:01, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

I've noticed others have commented on this but the problem has previosuly always been sorted once I've looked. I suspect there may be a lag in the database reassigning edits at the moment- we'll see if the contribs are sorted in a few yours. WjBscribe 15:12, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Looks like those contribs have all been reassigned now - but the lag was over 10 hours... WjBscribe 03:16, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for keeping me up-to-date. At least we now have an answer to the question. -- Cecropia 03:22, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much[edit]

Thank you for changing my username (I'm not the first, I see!). Have a nice day. Bye --Mau db 13:38, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Username change - serious problem[edit]

How come most of my contribs history has disappeared since the username change? All my contribs since April have vanished from the history, and Wannabe-Kate says I only have 501 edits (whereas I previously had over 6,000). What happened? Waltontalk 13:57, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Although, strange that my admin logs are still accurate. Is this an ongoing technical problem? WaltonOne 14:03, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
Ignore the above - problem seems to have been fixed. WaltonOne 14:12, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure how much longer this problem's going to last. Walton's contribs caught up with him in under an hour unlike yesterday, where Lights' took over 10. If it continues it might be worth a reasonably prominent note at WP:CHU informing people that it may take several hours for their contrib history to be properly allocated to their new username. WjBscribe 14:36, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

I got worried when I performed a rename and the new account had all the log entries and did exist, but the old account didn't exist but still had all the contributions. It fixed itself in 5 minutes, though. --Deskana (talk) 17:49, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: Revert on WP:RFA[edit]

I accidentally clicked the wrong button when another page was loading, and then wasn't able to cancel the revert. I'm not quite sure what I clicked but evidently it was something Twinkle related. I'm toying with the idea of removing the script, since I don't use it that much anyway. Sorry. --Deskana (talk) 20:16, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Heh, I guess that does sound a bit wrong! I meant WP:TWINKLE. --Deskana (talk) 20:18, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks a lot for changing my user name back on July 6. I would of gotten back to you sooner but I have not been able to log on since July 4. Have a nice week and God bless:)--†Sir James Paul† 22:26, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Penny for your thoughts[edit]

Since I assume you're in the same (or nearly the same) time zone as me, can I get your input here Raul654 03:08, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

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Ral315 and the Signpost[edit]

Just a note to thank you for your thoughtful participation in Ral315's RfB. I was influenced by your comments, though I did not end up opposing, but I wanted to drop you a note to say how much I appreciate seeing a well-thought out and intelligent position posted at an RfX in an unemotional way. Thanks for the time you spend on these issues. Mike Christie (talk) 03:19, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: CHU[edit]

Thanks for your kind words. In my experiences at CHU I've noticed so far how indispensable the CHU clerks are. I've already figured out a few of the quirks of the renaming process, but I'll ask if I have any questions. Thanks! --Deskana (talk) 12:48, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

OK, will do. Andre (talk) 16:23, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, he's been very helpful so far. Andre (talk) 16:28, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: Ral's RfB[edit]

I'm not disputing that having Ral as a bureaucrat and a Signpost editor is bad -- for the Signpost. The Signpost isn't part of Wikipedia policy. The Signpost could publish pure nonsense and I don't see how it could impact the running of our community. I agree with you that the RfB article's treatment of Ral's nomination was bad, but I don't think it impacts on Ral's ability to do the job. Regardless, it's a moot point by now. Andre (talk) 03:46, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Ral's RfB[edit]

Cecropia, you are mistaken towards what upset me about your participation in Ral's RfB. I'm not at all annoyed with you opposing him, you are more that entitled to do so, you had a legitimate reason for opposing him, which all users are able to do. The fact that you're a 'crat makes no difference - all users get to voice their opinion in RfB, I don't believe you had any conflict of interest in your oppose. At the point of the oppose however, that's where your bureaucratic duties should have stopped and you should have recussed yourself from making any comment on closing the discussion - however, this did not happen. This is what got to me - despite you opposing the candidate, you spoke as a bureaucrat to say that you strongly objected to promotion and suggested an extension - you were not speaking as a regular user, you were speaking as a 'crat - In my honest opinion you crossed the line of a bureaucrat as your advice was based on your own opinion of the candidate, not on a neutral view looking at the consensus. In a nutshell, you were absultutely fine to oppose, and your reasons for opposing were fine - but the fact that you still acted as a bureacrat when discussions on closing the nomination were happening was wrong. I trust you cecropia, I think you're the best person to judge consensus on the project - but I really believe you had a serious lapse of judgement here, and used your own personal opinion of the candidate when offering advice on closing. Ryan Postlethwaite 16:50, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

I think agreeing to disagree on this one would most probably be the best option. As I said, I'm certainly a fan of yours, and I look forward to seeing you around - I just hope for once we can agree on something! Sorry if you thought I was arguing with you above, I just don't like holding grudges and if you get something off your chest, it's much easier to stay friends for the future. Ryan Postlethwaite 17:29, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

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I see you've got this already but here it is again for your tireless work - Wardhog 22:38, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

User:Cecropia/Closing RfAs and RfBs[edit]

I moved this to your userspace, see above. NawlinWiki 16:29, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

  • Nope, you inadvertently posted it in mainspace (see "what links here"). :) NawlinWiki 16:33, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for taking the time to answer those questions. What you say is very sensible and helped me in understanding the whole thing a little better. :) - TwoOars 17:51, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Arguing on substantive grounds[edit]

I agree with you that nobody should delete votes. I don't agree that there are issues which are closed for debate and discussion. Andre (talk) 19:19, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations on your 400th RfA promotion[edit]

If our statistics are correct, the other day you made your 400th promotion of a user to sysop. Just wanted to drop by and express appreciation (and a certain awe) for your dedication as a bureaucrat. Best wishes, WjBscribe 12:27, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Elonka RFA[edit]

I was going to close it and ask what the other bureaucrats felt, but I support your decision to call it as no consensus. Raul654 15:34, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

I agree with the closure; I think the issue at hand lies with the childish behavior on both sides. Unfortunately, I think Elonka has become a victim of her diligence. Clearly, Wikipedia still has a lot of growing up to do. — Deckiller 15:42, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
While it was not my desired outcome (disclaimer), good job on this closure. It was another one of those high visibility, rancorous ones, where you are likely to take flak no matter what you do. And I second Deckiller's post-mortem analysis completely, on all counts. Baccyak4H (Yak!) 18:00, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
For the record, I edit conflicted with you, changing my !vote to weak support. I doubt this makes consensus; but after Elonka went to some trouble to answer my questions, it seems only fair to let you know. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 15:54, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

RE: hope[edit]

The essentials to happiness are something to love, something to do, and something to hope for. Blake. Best wishes, El_C 03:07, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Well, all that plus cake. Joe 19:09, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Evergreen Huckleberry[edit]

The article about the Evergreen Huckleberry has a latin name as its title. I was wondering if it should be renamed as the latin Vaccinium ovatum is mentioned later and more people would search for Evergreen Huckleberry - Pheonix15 16:31, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

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Heres a barnstar for that and everything else mentioned above Pheonix15 16:45, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Advice, please[edit]

Hi there. I need some advice from someone more senior than I, such as a bureacrat such as yourself. I have been asked, as a fairly junior admin, to help in a persistent multiple IP sockpuppet vandalism problem in which I feel wholly out of my depth. Could I please ask you to look at user:Scorpion0422/Hidden Message Vandal, (User:Scorpion0422 being, of course, the user who approached me), and tell me if there is any action we can take? While I am aware of range blocks, I have never done one, and would not do so without a lot of senior advice because of the vast amount of collateral damage that such a block can generate. But user:Scorpion0422, who is not an admin though probably should be, is clearly seriously troubled, and I wiuld like to help if possible. Can we do anything? --Anthony.bradbury"talk" 18:34, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. My problem of course is that I do not know of any way that a range block can be applied without disrupting hundreds, maybe thousands, of blameless editors. I will take your advice, for which I thank you. --Anthony.bradbury"talk" 22:08, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Vijayadurga[edit]

Hello again, Cecropia. I was wondering what should be done to this article which I stumbled upon as a random article. It's a bit short and I don't think it's notable. I was considering nominating it for deletion but it could be improved if it prooves notable. I was wondering what your opinion was seeing as you have more experience in dealing with these matters - Pheonix

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(very) random award[edit]

I hereby award you the Cecropia obtusifolia, a stub article that my bot Polbot made just for you! The Latin name means either "thick-leaved Cecropia" or "the Cecropia whose pages are dull-witted", depending on the looseness of your translation. :-) It's common throughout Central America, and is in no danger of extinction. It grows quickly and is low-maintenance, needing relatively little water. Enjoy your plant! – Quadell (talk) (random) 17:25, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject New York City Transportation article on Andrew Saul[edit]

Just a heads up that Andrew Saul (vice-Chairman of the MTA) has been nominated for featured article status here. Any input, comment and suggestions would be greatly appreciated, there is not that much info on him as it relates to the MTA, and being an !expert, I'm not quite sure how well I can flesh it out. Please feel free to comment and/or improve the article. Thanks! MrPrada 21:22, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Random Smiley Award[edit]

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Hello![edit]

Hello Cecropia! How are you? I would like to change my name. What should I do? Thank you. RS2007 11:44, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Note: User has been renamed... WjBscribe 10:25, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

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Browser Favorites[edit]

Hello, I found a link to this page in my browser favorites. Can you explain why it is there?

Thanks! Uncle uncle uncle 19:22, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Nudge[edit]

Hi, noticed you were online at the moment. There's a Bot waiting for a flag at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/Approved - it would be great you also had a second to deal with that... Thanks, WjBscribe 03:13, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

I'm assuming only the top one that says "NEEDS FLAG" needs a flag - but I'm not sure why the second one says it has a flag when it doesn't... WjBscribe 03:18, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
Ah, the second is flagged (see here) but the Bot was renamed so the flag log entry is under the Bot's old name. I wish the devs would fix things so logs move when accounts are renamed... WjBscribe 03:22, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
I think that the page contains every Bot ever approved (whether it needed a flag or not) - I've never really looked at the bottom of the list... WjBscribe 03:26, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

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Lol[edit]

What language, indeed

Lol ((1 == 2) ? (('Stop') : ('Go')) 05:08, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

The man's on a roll! El_C 06:21, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

For re-naming me! Thanks very much. El-Nin09 15:17, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for renaming me[edit]

It is much appreciated. Smartyllama 19:17, 12 October 2007 (UTC) (first sig under new name)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the rename! Jlerner 21:44, 12 October 2007 (UTC)


Thank you so much![edit]

For re-naming me. God bless you and keep up your brilliant work! Indianescence 05:51, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Probably already know what I'm going to say..[edit]

Thanks for the rename. I must have given you 60 edits at least! :) Rudget Editor Review 13:14, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

RfA[edit]

Hi, could you just review me, i tried one ages ago, disaster, so i want to know how long i should leave it F9T 18:13, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

RE: Thanks for the pic[edit]

Thanks for the pic of the C-man on my talk page. Illustrations of Lovecraft characters are so much better than even on most of the Arkham jackets, not to mention the dreadful renderings on the Beagle Books (IIRC) of the '70s.

I think it was deCamp who described many of Lovecraft's monsters as resembling an Italian fish dinner. I'm not getting near Cthulhu armed only with bottles of olive oil and vinegar, if you don't mind. Cheers, Cecropia 14:50, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

My pleasure. True, true. I always thought of him as a humble (hubris-less) Spagetti monster of some sort. Tasty! Speaking of C, have you ceen The Call of? I thought it was a rather brilliant rendition; very atmospheric & quite authentic. Best, El_C 23:10, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Thankyou![edit]

For putting me over the line and your kind words, Cheers! Dfrg.msc 10:11, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

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Call Waiting[edit]

After you mentioned The Call of ... I looked at the reviews on amazon and ordered it, and I'm now waiting...

HPL movies have been almost uniformly bad, with an occasional effort with some redeemable features, such as the dreadfully named "Die Monster Die" (IIRC) which was a passable (and unreferenced) version of The Colour Out of Space. But I'm looking forward to my "Calling." -- Cecropia 23:15, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Good stuff! Let me know how you find it to be. Yes, that has been my experience, too, but in this case, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Speaking of somewhat old, though not quite as old, fiction: I recently read the Hebrew translations (among the books I brought back from Israel a few months ago) of City and The Martian Chronicles. Man, was that ever fun! Best, El_C 06:50, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
I watched and liked "Call" a great deal. I think using the silent film technique was extremely suitable to this kind of Lovecraft work. This is the first filmed Lovecraft that I feel captured the feel of Lovecraft's style of writing. It is sort of "ordinary people and scholarly gentlemen confront and react to the unbelievable." Very well done. I would very much like to say the HPLHS attempt two of my favorites, The Colour Out of Space and The Shadow Over Innsmouth. -- Cecropia 05:43, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
Excellent, excellent! I concur. I knew you'd like. (it was the first silent reel I've seen since, well, I can't even recall since when!) El_C 03:33, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
So, Jim, what about City and The Martian Chronicles? El_C 04:06, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

For working tirelessly[edit]

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For promoting over 400 users to administrators. That's more promotions than any other bureaucrat. I hope you won't resign again from bureaucratship anytime soon. You're on a role!--U.S.A.U.S.A.U.S.A. 20:53, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Please review Jimbo's actions[edit]

He has just desysop-ed (for one week) an administrator for simply reverting a block he placed before leaving on a weekend trip. In my opinion, this was a clear mistake, and should be reviewable by the community. The AN/I on his actions has resulted in nearly overwhelming consensus against the action. I fully understand that Jimbo is NOT "just another administrator", but I believe that ALL of us have to have accountability for our actions, either with the administrator's tools, the editor's tools, or yes, the tools of the steward. As the promoting bureaucrat for Zscout70 (the desysoped admin), I wanted to bring these actions to your attention. Thanks, and best regards, K. Scott Bailey 23:09, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Are you suggesting that JWales should be emergency de-stewarded? What other purpose would you need to directly appeal to Cecropia for? - CHAIRBOY () 00:08, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
I am suggesting that someone other than a mere editor (which I am)communicate with Jimbo regarding his actions, which I consider rash. Nothing more, nothing less. K. Scott Bailey 00:32, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
A bureaucrat doesn't have the power of removing rights, only of granting them. I also believe it would be up to the community to sanction someone (great or ungreat) for a wrongful action. I know nothing about this issue. Can you point me to the relevant information? -- Cecropia 05:37, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XVIII - November 2007[edit]

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GlassCobra's RfA[edit]

Thank you very much! Are you the guy to talk to about access to the IRC admin channel, or is that Deskana? Thanks again! GlassCobra 23:42, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

WP:LA sort order[edit]

Hi - I noticed this edit. The next autoupdate by user:Rick Bot (tomorrow morning) will reorder the list, using unix "sort -d" order. I run this pretty much every day, so new admins will get added as well. You're welcome to continue adding newly promoted admins, but the bot will do it the next time I run it. -- Rick Block (talk) 01:51, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

OK, no big thing, but I use printer's sort. Since a bot is doing the chore, who am I to argue. ;-) -- Cecropia 07:09, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Hi. When User:Bearian told me that his RfA nomination of me failed because I nominated myself two years ago, I had no idea what he meant, until I found that page from July 2005, much to my surprise. I totally forgot about that, and didn't know anything about answering candidate questions, and looking back, I feel really foolish about that. I didn't know to check back there or know that no one would notify me about it. But just out of curiosity, why would this affect someone else's nomination of me more than two years later? Thanks. Nightscream 20:04, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks again. Nightscream 18:06, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Technical RfA questions[edit]

I should probably wait until Majorly's RfA is over (and I'm going to try and avoid that RfA over the next few days anyway - it has really got under my skin for some reason), but I was just re-reading your comment over there: "This [RfA] must run its course unless Majorly withdraws it". I was wondering what would have happened if he had withdrawn it, and then asked for his tools back? Would the withdrawn RfA negate the "voluntarily left, can have the tools back" bit? Carcharoth 23:55, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

I am Back[edit]

I am back for a while after my hiatus... thinking about requesting RfA Membership again... any suggestions? xerocs 01:11, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

Below 70% RfA[edit]

Moved to Wikipedia_talk:Requests_for_adminship#Bureaucrat_action_and_under-70.25_RfAs. Please discuss there. Thank you, Cecropia 16:14, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi Cecropia, I wouldn't want to go so far as to edit a post of yours to an RfB, but I'm pretty sure the word "not" is missing after "As usual, do" in this statement ... which may confuse people. WjBscribe 16:43, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
Another great catch, WjB! Thanks for catching that. There have been stories about typos/errors that changed the meaning of documents. See, for example, Bible errata, of which my favorite is the "Wicked bible." -- Cecropia 17:01, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

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A question[edit]

Hi, Cecropia.
I have a question for you, regarding your edit on this talk page here [3]. That's the talkpage of user Semberac, proven sockpuppeteer in at least two cases.
Was there some kind of his request for username change?
I'm asking you, because the page [[Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of Semberac]] is currently an "empty" link, but with two pages on it (two sockpuppets). I'd like to put some content there, so that page isn't empty, and that it can be found by searching on category:Wikipedia sockpuppets.
On the other hand, how shall we name the category page? Wikipedia sockpuppets of Semberac or Wikipedia sockpuppets of Majstor Mile (if latter, shall we change the data on the pages of his sockpuppets)?
Sincerely, Kubura (talk) 08:42, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

As I see, the userpage of user:Semberac is empty.
Isn't there supposed to be the tag {{sockpuppeteer}}?
I can put it there, but I don't want to do that, before asking the admin. Maybe there's a reason why's that left empty.
Also, I've encountered few more uncategorized and "red link" categories (wikipedia sockpuppets of ...), with few accounts on them. I'd like to categorize them also. I think that Wikipedia needs some tiding up in that area, there're still some mess.
Sincerely, Kubura (talk) 08:57, 20 December 2007 (UTC)


The origin of questions for admin candidates[edit]

Hi. I am a Wikipedian active mainly on Japanese Wikipedia. We got a difficult problem there and I am wondering if you could help us a bit.

It is about the standard questions for admin candidates used on Request for Adminship page. It turned out that the questions used (quite frequently) on Japanese Wikipedia came from English Wikipedia, but the person who imported them did not give proper credits. It is quite likely that the use of those questions did not and still does not, comply with the terms of GFDL. The simpler solution to GFDL violation is deletion, but that means Japanese Wikipedia would lose a lot of its past records.

So I am trying to identify who exactly wrote those questions and get a permission from authors to keep those questions on Japanese Wikipedia.

The oldest I could find of those questions used on English Wikipedia is posted by you, 14:16, 2 July 2004. Am I right here? Did you come up with those questions by yourself (as opposed to reusing questions someone else have used in the past)?

And if you are the author of those questions, would you be so kind as to allow Japanese Wikipedia pages (including past revisions, template, etc) to be kept (rather than deleted)? Again, those pages or their histories do not seem to indicate that the question come from your post, nor does it say that it is from English Wikipedia's RfA.

Tomos (talk) 23:19, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi. Thank you for your reply on my talk page. (And thanks for coming up with those questions. Japanese Wikipedians have been making use of them rather extensively.)

GFDL requires users (such as a translator in this case) to preserve revision history, for example. The license, as its preamble states, has the goal of attributing authors properly. Japanese Wikipedia's questions are probably not attributed to you, as far as I can tell. So it looks as if some Japanese Wikipedian created those questions. And they are licensed under GFDL, which means that the translator is likely to get credits, if anyone is, as if she is the original author.

Would you be fine with that? Tomos (talk) 08:14, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for your generous answer! Tomos (talk) 08:30, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Hello. I would like to ask one more question on the matter, if I may.

I originally asked about the questions you created and posted on 14:16, 2 July 2004. I now realize that you made another major contribution later, by replacing one question. Again, this contribution is reflected to the questions used on Japanese Wikipedia, and attribution to you seems to be missing. The replacement I am talking about is introduction of a question on conflict and stress in place of the one on candidate's biggest regret. If I am correct, this is the first time you made that change. (See question #6)

Given your previous answer, I thought you would be fine with this particular question being used on Japanese Wikipedia like other questions that you created. But I wanted to ask you than relying on my guess, since the stake is rather high (the stake is deletion or keeping of many of the past RfAs on Japanese Wikipedia).

And I could be wrong in assuming that you are the one who came up with this question, so I wanted to ask about that, too.

Well, okay, so I am asking two questions, not one, but 1) are you fine with your question on stress and conflict (referred to above) being used on Japanese Wikipedia without proper attribution and under GFDL? 2) are you the original author of the question?

Thanks a lot for your time and attention!

Tomos (talk) 09:18, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi. Thank you for your answer. And I am quite sorry to bother you time and again.. :-(

I got two more questions.

  1. It turns out that Japanese Wikipedians copied your questions (in translated and adapted forms) and used as questions for CheckUser candidates and Bureaucrat candidates as well, on separate templates. Again, although I assume you are fine with that, I want to make sure that is the case.
  2. The way the questions are used, it turns out, is not quite GFDL compliant in a plain reading of the license. The templates are used with "subst:" leaving the attribution behind. Again, I want to know if you are okay with it.

Regarding the question #6 above, I did some extra research, and found out that Meelar requested you, on your talk page, to use it. [4]

Again, thanks a lot for your attention! Tomos (talk) 21:06, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Wishing you the very best for the season - Guettarda 04:07, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

rename & Merry Christmas[edit]

First of all, Merry Christmas :-)! So, I see that you rename me, and can you rename my bot User:DarioBot to User:.snoopybot.? or I must done a request in the rigth page.
cheers --.snoopy. 08:01, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

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Re:Admin[edit]

Many thanks. Cheers, Sephiroth BCR (Converse) 08:54, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

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Welfare Cadillac[edit]

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A proposed deletion template has been added to the article Welfare Cadillac, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice should explain why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. If you agree with the deletion of the article, and you are the only person who has made substantial edits to the page, please add {{db-author}} to the top of Welfare Cadillac. NickPenguin(contribs) 03:18, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Bureaucrat discussion - Wikipedia:Requests for bureaucratship/Riana[edit]

Wikipedia:Requests for bureaucratship/Riana/Bureaucrat discussion

Having briefly discussed this request with Deskana and as we did not think this is a case where a lone bureaucrat should determine the outcome of the discussion, I have created a subpage to allow for bureaucrats to discuss the matter. If you have time, I would be grateful if you could review the RfB and express an opinion as to what outcome you believe is appropriate. WjBscribe 02:25, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your, albeit late, contribution to the discussion. The community's discussion about RfB promotion standards is at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/RfB bar if you wish to join in that. For my part, I regret that you have not been around to contribute to the discussion. I am sure you could have helped me better understand where the consensus for the 90% bar had come from. I think the important issue now is to get clear guidance from the community as to how they wish bureaucrats to close RfBs in future. Regards, WjBscribe 16:15, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

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Never happen[edit]

"10% IMO is too much. Going below 90% should never happen."

It is already the case that 5 of 28 successful RFBs were promoted with under 90% support. 3 were in 2004 (i.e. the earliest days of RFB) and 1 each in 2006 and 2007. Dragons flight (talk) 16:54, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
I standby my point. In the early days, there were very few participants. I believe I originally became a 'crat on a vote of something like 25 to 2. Everyone pretty much knew everybody else. -- Cecropia (talk) 17:08, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Well do you mean something like "it should never happen now"? Obviously it has been accepted in the past. Or do you mean that it shouldn't have happened even in the past. Dragons flight (talk) 17:11, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
OK, Going forward, I think a minimum 90% with no substantive opposition should be the standard. By "substantive" opposition I mean any reasonable complaints or doubts that could demonstrate compromise in a 'crats ability to enjoy the almost universal confidence of the community in his/her decisions. -- Cecropia (talk) 20:12, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Chiming in here, I realise this is what you think the threshold should be, my concern and the reason I advocated the promotion of Riana, is that I don't think this reflects of the views of the community, who in my assessment view that as too high a bar. In particular, people seem to feel that rather than leading to the best candidates becoming bureaucrats, we are ruling out equally suitable or more suitable candidates who have made unpopular decisions in the past. Ongoing discussions at WT:RFA, WP:BN and Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/RfB bar all of which you may which to read up on and contribute to. The community seems to me to be fairly angry that we haven't taken these views into account. WjBscribe 20:22, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Unfortunately, I have a number of things that require my attention in real life that make it difficult to participate here as I would like to at the present time. It will be what it will be in any case; I would just ask you to use your good judgment and be prepared to explain and defend your decisions to the community in a way which will uphold their faith in the bureaucrats and the process. The future functioning of RfA will be the most relevant critic. Cheers, Cecropia (talk) 00:13, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

I think you should really consider your position as a bcrat if all you do is use a calculator to determine consensus. I supported your RfB with the hope you'd act with community consensus in mind, and not a mindless percentage a bot could do. Your comments on the bcrat chat are really disappointing and unbecoming of a bcrat. Majorly (talk) 01:02, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

They are unfortunate, and if you had gone through your RfB with the sentiments you expressed today, and probably your overall outlook on set percentages for RfAs you would not have passed - you are supposed to determine consensus, not act like a bot. Ryan Postlethwaite 01:26, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
My record as a bureaucrat is an open book that is not changed by inaccurate characterizations. -- Cecropia (talk) 06:06, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Novels - 1st Coordinators Election[edit]

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Status on WP:NYCPT[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XXIII - April 2008[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XXIII - April 2008
Project news
  • Elections are now taking place for coordinators of the project for the next six months. Any editors interested in seeking a coordinator position, or who want a say in who is selected, should indicate as much here.
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  • The project has currently 381 members, 69 joined & 0 leavers since the start of March 2008.
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From the Members

Welcome to the Twenty Third issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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NYC Meetup: June 1, 2008[edit]

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Wikipedia Study[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) 19:07, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Oyster pail[edit]

Hi, I have a question: in the Oyster pail article which you began, how do you know that what is today known as a paperboard Chinese takeout container used to be used for oysters? Are there sources that discuss this? Thank you, Badagnani (talk) 01:36, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Second Annual WikiNYC Picnic[edit]

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Calling all active WP:NOVELS members[edit]

WikiProject Novels Roll Call
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WikiProject Novels is currently holding a roll call, which we hope to have annually. Your username is listed on the members list, but we are unsure as to which editors are still active within the project. If you still consider yourself an active WP:Novels editor, please add your name back to the Active Members list. Also feel free to join any of our task forces and take a look at the project's Job Centre to get involved!

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Wikis Take Manhattan[edit]

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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
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NYC Meetup: You are invited![edit]

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Wikipedia:Bureaucrats[edit]

Hi! As a bureaucrat on Wikipedia, I'd very much appreciate it if you would fill in your details on the newly updated Bureaucrats page. Thanks! Majorly talk 14:28, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Wishing you the very best for the season. Guettarda (talk) 06:56, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Merry Christmas Cecropia! I hope you're enjoying the holiday. I miss your regular guidance. I hope you return for a while some time. :-) --Deskana (talk) 10:00, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of MTA Rail Road[edit]

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Data Crystal[edit]

Me and my mate were wondering if there is any way of taking over (becoming a bureaucrat) on this wiki: Data crystal , we are asking you because it has been inactive for a long time, and we were hoping to try and take over to help fix it up. I have tried asking people on this wiki but no one is ever on besides me, the only other contributions are random IP addresses that spam the articles (even more then they already are). If you could please reply on my talk page it would be highly appreciated, thanks (This message has been sent to most bureaucrat's). --MỸŠŦЄЯỸЊӘҒҒ (talk) 13:48, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

You're invited![edit]

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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, look at our approval by the Chapters Committee, develop ideas for chapter projects at museums and libraries throughout our region, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the November meeting's minutes and the December mini-meetup's minutes).

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.

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.
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NYC Meetup: You're invited![edit]

Wikimedia New York City logo.svg New York City Meetup—Museum Extravanganza


Next: February 6-7, at the Met Museum and the Brooklyn Museum
Last: 01//2008
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Join us the evenings of Friday February 6 and Saturday February 7 around Wikipedia Loves Art! museum photography events at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum.

There will also be a special business meeting on Saturday dedicated to discussing meta:Wikimedia New York City issues with guests from the Wikimedia Foundation.

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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Re-evaluation of bureaucrat status[edit]

Hi there! I'm posting to inform you of an ongoing discussion at Wikipedia talk:Bureaucrat removal, which is of relevance to you as an en.wiki bureaucrat. The discussion centres around whether bureaucrat status should be considered a 'lifetime' appointment like administrators, or whether bureaucrats should be subject to periodic reconfirmation in a manner more like the stewards. There is also consideration for a separate re-evaluation of the status of those bureaucrats who were promoted in the early days of wikipedia, when the standards at RfB were significantly lower than they are currently, and whether such users still retain the explicit trust of the community.

As an "inactive bureaucrat" (one who has not performed a 'crat action in the past year), we're particularly keen to hear your thoughts on these issues; in particular the following:

  • Do you consider yourself to still be a wikipedia bureaucrat in spirit, or is the flag essentially just a legacy? Do you have any intention of ever returning to being an 'active' bureaucrat?
  • What do you consider your position to be in terms of your 'mandate' from the community, in comparison to more recently-promoted bureaucrats?
  • Would you be amenable to surrendering the bureaucrat flag, or participating in a reconfirmation RfB, if asked to do so? In what circumstances would you consider such an action?

Your thoughts on these, and any other comments you may have, would be very much appreciated. We have set up a section on the discussion page, Wikipedia talk:Bureaucrat removal#'Crat comments, for such responses.

Many thanks in advance, Happymelon 23:59, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

You're invited![edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


Next: Sunday March 29th, Columbia University area
Last: 01/18/2009
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, sign official incorporation papers for the chapter, review recent projects like Wikipedia Loves Art and upcoming projects like Wikipedia at the Library, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the January 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.
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You're invited...[edit]

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Next: Sunday May 17th, Columbia University area
Last: 03/29/2009
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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).

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.
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You're invited...[edit]

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Next: Sunday September 13th, Columbia University area
Last: 07/25/2009
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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 New York, plan for the next stages of projects like Wikipedia Takes Manhattan and Wikipedia at the Library, 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.
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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

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.
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Expanding Article on Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd[edit]

There appears to be a group of individuals who consistently impede any constructive additions to the article in question. Undoing and blocking all editions pertaining to users outside their nest of selections.

The editing recently done to this article has been referenced to credible sources, some already available on other related articles, regardless of the fact of the neutrality displayed in the additions manifested in the facts and phraseology in use.

It would be detrimental to Wikipedia if a consensus is not reached on this question pertaining to all articles not only this one. If the material being added is not significant it would be understandable, yet where the facts could be correct and the community interested in the subject at hand are in conflict with the manner of its publication, the rational and professional solution would be to offer an alternative to the edition being proposed. Simply deleting and blocking any attempt to contribute to this and any other article in a constructive manner can only be viewed as autocratic in the least and a hypocrisy of what the globally renowned Wikipedia stands for.Wsa1 (talk) 22:34, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

You're invited![edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


Next: Sunday November 15th, Columbia University area
Last: 09/13/2009
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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.

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

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Bureaucrat discussion for Juliancolton RfB[edit]

A bureaucrat discussion has been opened in order to determine the consensus in this request for adminship. Please come participate. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 02:00, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day NYC[edit]

Wikipedia 9th birthday coin

You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia Day and the 9th anniversary (!) of the founding of the site at Wikipedia Day NYC on Sunday January 24, 2010 at New York University; sign up for Wikipedia Day NYC here. Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends!
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NYC Wikipedia Meetup Sunday, March 21[edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


Next: Sunday March 21st, Columbia University area
Last: 11/15/2009
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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!

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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NYC Wikipedia Meetup Saturday, May 22[edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


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.
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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!
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Proposed deletion of Vendergood[edit]

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The article Vendergood has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

This article is not properly sourced, and there is no showing whatever of notability of the subject. The article recently had a spurious reference to a nonexistent book. A Google search shows no possible reliable source with which to source this article. No other reliable reference work on the subject of constructed languages (a subject I have studied in my professional research) mentions this supposed language at all.

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{dated prod}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. WeijiBaikeBianji (talk) 22:12, 17 August 2010 (UTC)


Articles for deletion nomination of Vendergood[edit]

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Just to let you know[edit]

In your edit conflict double-post in the Bureaucrat Removal proposal discussion, when you doubleposted due to the edit conflict, my vote (above yours) got copied as well (so the list of posistions went me-you-me-you) but when you went in to fix it you only removed your comment, leaving a double of my own vote (so it went me-you-me). I went in and removed it. -- ۩ Mask 11:49, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia NYC Meetup Sat Oct 16[edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


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.
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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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User:vago[edit]

Hi, I want to usurp the account user:vago Can you help me? Best regards, Vago-az (talk) 14:02, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

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) 19:00, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Hey, Cecropia! I saw that you were a bureaucrat/administrator here, so I was just wondering if you might be able to answer a question I had. The thing is, I'm an admin on a different wiki, and another admin on the same wiki posted a question to the rest of the admins asking if there was a URL that can be used to show any user their current number of edits on the wiki. On our wiki, there's a page called Special:Editcount that conveys that information (I don't think Wikipedia has a page like this though), so another admin advised him to use this URL: http://_________.com/Special:Editcount/Username. That URL would achieve the desired result, but one would have to constantly put the username of the specific user at the end of the URL when posting it on that user's talk page, so my goal was to come up with a way to avoid that; almost to create something you could post on any user's talk page without changing any part of it and still get the desired result. I came up with this: {{fullurl:Special:Editcount/{{BASEPAGENAME}}}}, this way, one could just post the coding on the talk page of the desired user and the returned URL would automatically direct the user to their respective edit count. This worked successfully for every other user whose talk page I tested the coding on (without saving the page, of course); the only problem is that the user he wanted to do this for has an "*" both at the beginning and the end of their username (the second asterisk isn't a problem, just the first), meaning that instead of being returned as:


http://_________.com/Special:Editcount/*User*


it gets returned as:


{{fullurl:Special:Editcount/

  • User*}}


and doesn't take anyone anywhere, because it's just the raw coding. So I was just wondering if you knew of any way to circumvent this problem (aside from just telling him to post "http://_________.com/Special:Editcount/*User*" on the user's talk page, which isn't the end of the world, but is, of course, what I was trying to get around in the first place), maybe by putting some other form of coding that I'm not aware of somewhere in the existing coding or something. Any light you may be able to shed on this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

69.204.38.3 (talk) 23:13, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

File:Grandunion.png needs authorship information[edit]

Dear uploader:

The media file you uploaded as File:Grandunion.png appears to be missing information as to its authorship (and or source), or if you did provide such information, it is confusing for others trying to make use of the image.

It would be appreciated if you would consider updating the file description page, to make the authorship of the media clearer.

Although some images may not need author information in obvious cases, (such where an applicable source is provided), authorship information aids users of the image, and helps ensure that appropriate credit is given (a requirement of some licenses).

  • If you created this media yourself, please consider explicitly including your user name, for which: {{subst:usernameexpand|Cecropia}} will produce an appropriate expansion,
    or use the {{own}} template.
  • If this is an old image, for which the authorship is unknown or impossible to determine, please indicate this on the file description page.
If you have any questions please see Help:File page. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 12:00, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Cecropia,

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 communityHERE, 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 obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

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

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

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 13:48, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Wishing Cecropia a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 23:51, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Just to let you know[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians Ottawahitech (talk) 00:58, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Crat statement draft[edit]

Hi Following the drama at BN, I'm trying to come up with a statement all Crats could agree to. Please take a look, below. I am quite content to do this onwiki -we have always worked transparently, except where secrecy is essential (ie RTV). I think we should be able to wordsmith a statement acceptable to all, and I think it's an important thing to do.

  1. In my opinion, this issue has come about through an unfortunate proliferation of documentation: policy, guideline, how-to etc
  2. I am not convinced that there is community consensus on all of the points encapsulated in those various pages
  3. I am unhappy at what may be described as some or all of: inconsistencies, inaccuracies or lack of clarity in that documentation
  4. I do not believe that any of the issues we have faced have been caused by Crats trying to widen their powers
  5. I would like to see the issues clarified, based on consensus, and for the documentation to be updated accordingly
  6. I'd like to thank Griot-de for generously withdrawing the rename request

Signed [crat sig] Lmk what you think. Many thanks, --Dweller (talk) 10:51, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Clogo pedo cover.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading File:Clogo pedo cover.jpg. I noticed that while you provided a valid copyright licensing tag, there is no proof that the creator of the file agreed to license it under the given license.

If you created this media entirely yourself but have previously published it elsewhere (especially online), please either

  • make a note permitting reuse under the CC-BY-SA or another acceptable free license (see this list) at the site of the original publication; or
  • Send an email from an address associated with the original publication to permissions-en@wikimedia.org, stating your ownership of the material and your intention to publish it under a free license. You can find a sample permission letter here. If you take this step, add {{OTRS pending}} to the file description page to prevent premature deletion.

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If you believe the media meets the criteria at Wikipedia:Non-free content, use a tag such as {{non-free fair use}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:File copyright tags#Fair use, and add a rationale justifying the file's use on the article or articles where it is included. See Wikipedia:File copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have provided evidence that their copyright owners have agreed to license their works under the tags you supplied, too. You can find a list of files you have created in your upload log. Files lacking evidence of permission may be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. You may wish to read the Wikipedia's image use policy. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Kelly hi! 08:04, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Change Username[edit]

Hi Cecropia! How are you? I would like to change my username. From User:Kuartas to User:Swazmo. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kuartas (talkcontribs) 21:46, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup NYC this Sunday April 14[edit]

Hi Cecropia! 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, 17:59, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Forced user renames coming soon for SUL[edit]

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 13:05, 3 May 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)

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn! Saturday September 7[edit]

Brookln Public Library
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) 21:47, 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) 21:40, 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]

Jefferson Market Public Library
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.)