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Welcome[edit]

Hello, Cgilbert76, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  AnupamTalk 04:02, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Experienced Editors wanted at Wikipedia Drawing Board[edit]

I have recently joined the Wikipedia community. I use Wikipedia all the time now to look up general knowledge and even have it as my homepage. A month or so ago, I found out about a certain religious group and decided to look them up here, but to my surprise there was no article on them yet. I negotiated the pages on how to request a new article, and since I had information to help start the article, I was directed to the Wikipedia Drawing Board. I made my request there with relevant information on the topic, and one editor had made a suggestion to verify the notability of the organization. I gave published articles on the organization for notability concerns but have not had any other editors comment on the feasibility of the article. In fact, I don't think that many experienced editors monitor the Drawing Board to help these new requestors/contributors. In looking at the Community Portal, I didn't see anything advising editors to monitor the Drawing Board to help newcomers to Wikipedia. I have already posted a request for experienced editors to help the Drawing Board on its discussion page. If experienced editors could be informed of their requested help in maintaining and monitoring the Drawing Board, then I think this will greatly aid Wikipedia in the creation of new quality content. Please let me know of any way to address this issue on my talk page--cgilbert 14:21, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research[edit]

Hello, Cgilbert76.

I looked over your entry on the Wikipedia:Drawing board, and it looks like you have plenty of references for an article on this subject. Why don't you go ahead and start the article yourself? If you cite everything in the article carefully, there should be no reason why anyone should object. If you need more info on starting an article, see Wikipedia:Your first article or Help:Starting a new page.

Do remember, though, that any type of religious article is bound to controversial. It's important to maintain a neutral point of view when writing any article on Wikipedia, and especially those with strong differing opinions.

Good luck, and happy editing! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message here or on my talk page, and I'll respond as soon as I can. —PurpleRAIN 15:52, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you PurpleRain for the feedback, I'll probably start the article in the next week or two. - cgilbert 16:01, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Csuri page edits[edit]

Dear Cgilbert76|,

I'm sorry but I do have to disagree with you on this. If you look at any number of notable figures mentioned in Wikipedia their relationships (affairs,marriages,children,grandchildren)are always mentioned.Wikipedia is a online biography of the persons life and knowing their relationships helps define who that person is,as well as gives insight into how they got there, If you are going to live in the public eye,the public wants to know these things. I am not as you say "obviously" one of his grandchildren.


Also,his Son David,Daughter Caroline and granddaughter H****** are as you say "persons are of notability in their own right". And any reader who is researching Csuri will find their contributions to the art field interesting as well.

Just to reference some other "artists" pages who refer to "relationships IE- affairs,marriages,children,grandchildren-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picasso

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferenc_Joachim

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_lennon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rembrant

Just to name a few,however there are literally thousands like this. And may I remind you, some these go into graphic personal detail. Simply mentioning Csuri's 2 marriages and offspring does not warrant removal. If this is removed again I will be reporting this.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.38.228.202 (talkcontribs) 11:24, 23 January 2007

Thank you[edit]

Hi Thank you.

Can you tell me how I can keep my name and business name off of his page? Also,how can my business name be removed from all of the "edits". This is just insane. I also noticed that one of Csuri's relatives Kevin cited my name in a footnote as "the editor". I consider this slander and would like information ,if you have it on having that removed as well.

Thank you for your help, HRM


It turns out that the person who identified her in the footnote was no relation to csuri and appears to have been a wikipedia editor. This makes her statement regarding "slander" rather ironic. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.202.89.98 (talk) 20:05, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thats exactly what i was looking for! perfect. thuglastalk|edits 05:22, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

living=yes parameter in WPBiography banner of musical groups?[edit]

Hi, thanks for assessing so many WPBiography articles today. Before you hopefully continue to do so: are you sure that the living=yes flag should be applied to band articles too? I doubt it - please see Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Musicians#living=yes_flag_in_project_banner_of_musical_groups'_articles?. Best regards, BNutzer 21:04, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Cher[edit]

thanks for taking the time to leave a note...it's rarely done, and i admit i should do it more often. that said...the parameters have already been lain for this infobox, i couldn't disagree with you more on your interpretation.

  • Sonny and Cher were indeed a group. in fact there were others with them, particularly in the earlier days. When they broke up, they both continued their music careers...one of 'em was a lot more successful as it turns out.
  • whereas the the term vocalist might not be the best descriptor, the template gives guidelines on what should go there. based on the guidelines, the voice is the instrument, which sorta makes sense once you think about it.
  • though not proper sentence, it is non-the-less a sentence, as well as a list. guidelines for lists require that they be alphabetical or chronological. anything with regard to significance or notability is wildly subjective and therefore not appropriate per WP:NPOV.

take a peek at Template:Infobox musical artist. the article there gives guidance and examples of formatting. cheers. --emerson7 | Talk 08:06, 23 February 2007 (UTC)


Helping out with the Unassessed Wikipedia Biographies[edit]

Seeing that you are an active member of the WikiBiography Project, I was wondering if you would help lend a hand in helping us clear out the amount of unassessed articles tagged with {{WPBiography}}. Many of them are of stub and start class, but a few are of B or A caliber. Getting a simple assessment rating can help us start moving many of these biographies to a higher quality article. Thank you! --Ozgod 20:21, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. In addition to being a member to the WPBiography Project I am also a member of the Muscians work group. I have recently been assessing some of the muscian unassessed articles and have also added infoboxes and priorities to some of the higher rated articles. I know it will take me quite a while to get through the musician articles. After that I'd like to work on A&E unassessed articles, and then maybe to Sports. I know there are a lot of unassessed articles in addition to these three categories, but I think I would be better suited to these than to other disciplines at this time. Also, I am only rating articles up to a B-class; if the article should be nominated for GA status, then I usually let someone with better knowledge of the article's subject make that nomination. Please let me know if there are any concerns with my above practices. Thanks, - cgilbert(talk|contribs) 22:52, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

That is totally fine, and thank you helping us cut down on the amount of unassessed articles. If you come upon any page with the {{WPBiography}} template, and no class has been assigned, just add the appropriate class rating and you will be helping us out greatly. Again, thank you! --Ozgod 22:55, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
Awarded to Cgibert76 for your tireless efforts of the more laborious and repetitive of Wikipedia tasks in relation to biographies and musician articles. Your work is very much appreciated! Cricket02 20:43, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

The Working Man's Barnstar. Cricket02 20:43, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks to you too![edit]

Well, I sure didn't know that award existed, thanks much! I just noticed the volume of edits you were putting in and was in awe of your stamina, LOL! Hope you don't mind but I did actually revert the downgrade, as Heaven's Wrath rated it last year and of course I agree. I suppose if it was a big problem we could ask him to have another look, but certainly no hard feelings as we're all in this together and see that you make very valuable contributions. I generally stay away from the tedious edits because then I just fall asleep, Ha! I mostly try and fix up composer/musician articles with cats/wikifying/sources/adding to Musicians workgroup, sometimes deletion noms, etc. Its been months of reading and researching and headaches, but I finally figured out how to add audio samples - an accomplishment for me - the computer illiterate, LOL! So that's what I'm into, this week anyway.  :) And thanks for researching that weird message, I finally figured that out too but was still confused, but did figure it to be from a vandal warning. You might be right to stay away from leaving warnings, at least for early offenses, huh. Well, its very nice to meet you and I'm sure we'll run into each other again. Take a break! You're making me tired looking at your history!  :) Cricket02 23:24, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Expansion of WPBiography banners? (copied from here)[edit]

Thank you for your efforts in the current assessment drive for biography articles. I noticed from your edit of Željko Joksimović and from your contributions that you are expanding WPBiography banners from one line to multiple lines. I've found that when editing busy article talk pages, possibly with multiple project banners, that the collapsed form of the WPBiography banner is much better suited. If there is some policy to keep the expanded form, please let me know, but if not, please keep the banner in the collapsed form. Thank you. - cgilbert(talk|contribs) 02:28, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your comment. However, I am expanding WPBiography banners with additional parameters, not from one line to multiple lines. The Željko Joksimović WPBiography banner lacked three parameters: (i) a&e-work-group, (ii) musician-work-group, and (iii) listas. I expanded the Željko Joksimović WPBiography banner by adding these three parameters to that WPBiography banner. As for keeping the parameters all on the same line, it might make my task more difficult, but I'll give it a try. -- Jreferee 02:41, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
Ok, Thank you again for your contributions to the Biography assessment drive. - cgilbert(talk|contribs) 02:56, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
I used your suggestion to keep the WPBiography parameters all on the same line and found the tagging just as quick once I got the hang of it. Thanks again for the suggestion. -- Jreferee 20:42, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

John Cage[edit]

i know what you mean by changing the place of birth, but i don't believe your interpretation of Template:Infobox_musical_artist#Fields is correct. i think we need to get solid clarification on exactly what the origin field is to represent. --emerson7 | Talk 22:04, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

:I'm just following the format as per the field notes and the sample of Mariah Carey. I would be in favor though of having more input from somebody with more experience from WP:Musicians. Maybe Heaven's Wrath can help us out. - cgilbert(talk|contribs) 22:12, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

hmm...yes i see. all these many ambiguous guidlines drive me crazy! check out template_talk:Infobox_musical_artist#Origins_and_flags ....the last line in that section shows this subject has been visited before. unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any further discussion over it. --emerson7 | Talk 23:38, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

WPBio[edit]

Hi, I see you're still editing the sandbox talk. Have you got a version you think is fully functional or are you still working on it?

It's fine if you're still at work it just means I won't be able to test it until tommorow as I'm getting very tired :) OTOH, if you consider it ready I'm happy to test and apply it now. Please reply here. Any more than a few minutes I might drop off to sleep though! Cheers. --kingboyk 00:33, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I'm still working on it, switching the conditional around a little bit. Should be done a little later, but go ahead and go to bed. Will post a new message when it's finally working. - cgilbert(talk|contribs) 00:36, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
No worries, I'll take a look tommorow then. Thanks very much for doing this. --kingboyk 00:40, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
It's still not quite right. If you look at User talk:Kingboyk/Sandbox you'll see some stray } and | marks, and your comments are appearing within the div of the template suggesting it isn't properly closed. I'll have another play when I've woken up... --kingboyk 13:41, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
Ok, I've remedied the open template boxes problem, must have had something to do with my minor edits to the other parts of the code. I copied all the rest of the code from the WPBiography template source, removed one stranded listas clause under the royalty-work-group, and wrapped my code with an includeonly block. Hopefully that's the last of it. - cgilbert(talk|contribs) 15:06, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
Lovely. I'll test and apply it now, as people are starting to complain :) (Too bad I've come home to a really slow net connection, sigh) --kingboyk 19:26, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Apparently, my removal of an incorrect listas setting has perhaps cleared up a bug with some of the British Royalty categories. Unless there truly are no British Royalty pages requesting photos or infoboxes. - cgilbert(talk|contribs) 15:20, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Looks like those categories were deleted because they were empty (WP:ALBUMS had the same problem). I've restored them, so they're blue again (but still empty). --kingboyk 19:26, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Thank you Kingboyk for allowing me to make those edits to keep the listas functionality, and for crediting the changes to me in the edit summary. Looks like listas is working again. Once the Wikipedia 1.0 bot goes through, all the pages should be sorted back to their regular locations. - cgilbert(talk|contribs) 20:03, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Within the category, it's not the bot that has to catch up (he only builds the list), it's the Wikipedia database. With so many instances of the template it takes quite a few hours. Anyway, thanks for working with me and you're welcome. --kingboyk 20:09, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Should I make the appropriate changes to Template:KLF and Template:WPBeatles as well? - cgilbert(talk|contribs) 20:35, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Yes please, if you wouldn't mind! --kingboyk 20:38, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Bad Brains[edit]

A zealous editor is repeatedly deleting a photo on the Bad Brains page. It's a label promo pic and definitely usable. Can you comment on Talk:Bad Brains please? Thanks. Wwwhatsup 21:26, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for response, and cabla info. I'll wait and see who else responds. I am friends with the band and will also explore gaining direct permission. Wwwhatsup 22:04, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
The deleter has said he's ok with it, until something better comes along.. The box photo request should be unchanged? Wwwhatsup 22:43, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Criteria for biography rating[edit]

Hi Cgilbert,

I noticed your changes at William Brade and its associated talk page.

What is your criteria for rating biographies? Suppose I write an article on a Renaissance composer, using every available secondary source (OK, there's one more I didn't have: an article in the Early Music journal from Oxford that I can't get without a specific subscription). I add all information I possibly can about this little-known composer, using two separate articles in two editions of the specialist encyclopedias such as the New Grove, and look for any information in the exhaustive books on the topic by Reese and Bukofzer. The Wikipedia article now has close to all the available information short of me going to primary sources and doing original research. How does "start class" capture the reality of the situation? This is the language under "A" class: "Provides a well-written, reasonably clear and complete description of the topic, as described in How to write a great article as much as the existence of reputable sources allow it."

I realize this is a bigger issue than just what you did at William Brade, since there are thousands of articles that are covered as completely as allowed by existing sources, but people are going around tagging them as "stub" or "start", and I see it as a problem. I bring it up because it happened before (the last visitor there tagged it as "stub class"). Are these all going to be "start class" articles until someone else publishes new research on the topic?

Not intended as a criticism. I just honestly don't get what the project is up to and how it determines class. Respectfully, Antandrus (talk) 18:11, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for fixing the reference section on Van Morrison. I was going to look up how to fix it, but now from your correction, I know what was wrong. I appreciate it. Agadant 23:40, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Thai food[edit]

Please accept my apologies for mutilating your userbox. It was done with best of intentions.Barfbagger 07:29, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Morning Musume[edit]

I was just wondering: why are the Fujimoto Miki and Ishikawa Rika of mid-importance to the Project, whereas the Tanaka Reina/ Kusumi Koharu are of low-importance? Is it because of their public visibility? If so, I suggest you make some changes because Kusumi outsold all of Momusu's singles of the year 2006 w/ Balalaika. She's extremely popular as a solo artist because of Kirarin Revolution. -- Ishikawa Minoru 23:43, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

removing photo[edit]

Hi! Thank you for cleaning up and adding banners on Michael W. Dean article.

However, did you remove the photo? That's the second time it's been removed. It's covered by Creative Commons as per Dean's website. (please respond on my talk page. Thank you.) ElizaBarrington 09:36, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Composer infoboxes[edit]

You recently spoke, on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Composers or Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Opera, against the blanket removal of infoboxes from articles about composers, or in an attempt to reach a compromise solution. Despite around a dozen people doing so, there are claims that consensus for their blanket removal was reached. You may be interested in the ongoing debate on the former talk page. Andy Mabbett 10:28, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Userbox award[edit]

I saw your userboxes and I like them so here is the userbox award.

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CIPR[edit]

Hi Cgilbert76,

We do have a number of sources including the CIPR - chartered institute of public relations PDF which I attached.

Also a wide range of thought and op ed pieces from PR Week and the like.

I've been in the industry for over a decade working across the financial markets.

Can you advise on what I should do to ensure my entry is accurate and validated?

Thanks,

NML —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.42.80.185 (talk) 17:46, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Freedom from Fear[edit]

The page http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Freedom_from_Fear says that Freedom from Fear is an essay and book stub. The page had your name on it: hence this email.

I uploaded FreedomFromFear.pdf today. The file is my summary--in my own words (except where I quote her directly, in which cases I give proper attribution)--of Aung San Suu Kyi's Freedom From Fear and Other Writings.

I have been working on this summary for months and had planned to give it to Wikipedia after learning how to use Wikipedia (I am a total newbie, don't know where to post comments, etc.).

Current events--rumors even that she has now been imprisoned--led me to upload this file before learning how to use Wikipedia: I want some competent editors to take my raw summary and make it available to your readers because what she said about democracy and human rights is so important (imho).

Annrk3 Annrk3 23:44, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Inactive?[edit]

That's a shame. I hope you come back soon. --kingboyk (talk) 22:16, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Sandbox page[edit]

Hi Cgilbert76. FYI, I've commented out the metadata in your sandbox page User:Cgilbert76/Sandbox, to prevent the page from appearing in WikiProject categories. DH85868993 (talk) 03:50, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Washington DC Landmark Template[edit]

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National Archives ExtravaSCANza[edit]

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

This will be a casual working event in which Wikipedians are getting together to scan interesting documents at the National Archives related to a different theme each day—currently: spaceflight, women's suffrage, Chile, and battleships—for use on Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons. The event is being held on multiple days, and in the evenings and weekend, so that as many locals and out-of-towners from nearby regions1 as possible can come. Please join us! Dominic·t 01:11, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

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

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You're invited: Smithsonian Institution Women in Science Edit-a-Thon![edit]

Who should come? You should. Really.
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She Blinded Me with Science: Smithsonian Women in Science Edit-a-Thon will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Smithsonian Archives in Washington, D.C. This edit-a-thon will focus on improving and writing Wikipedia content about women from the Smithsonian who contributed to the sciences. It will be followed by a happy hour meetup! We look forward to seeing you there!

Sarah (talk) 22:33, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

You're invited: Smithsonian Institution Women in Science Edit-a-Thon![edit]

Who should come? You should. Really.
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She Blinded Me with Science: Smithsonian Women in Science Edit-a-Thon will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Smithsonian Archives in Washington, D.C. This edit-a-thon will focus on improving and writing Wikipedia content about women from the Smithsonian who contributed to the sciences. It will be followed by a happy hour meetup! We look forward to seeing you there!

Sarah (talk) 22:33, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner[edit]

Wikimedia DC.svg Please join us for a Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner on Saturday, May 5. This will be a great opportunity to meet other Wikimedians from the DC area, discuss upcoming Wikimedia DC activities and events, and have fun over dinner and drinks. All ages are welcome! Kirill [talk] 03:57, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

You're invited: Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-thon![edit]

S. Dillon Ripley & Uncle Beazley.jpg Please join us for the second Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-thon! This event will focus on Smithsonian history including the history of the Institution's museums, archives, research centers and the people behind them. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the Archives, work within them & with staff, and learn more about the world's largest museum complex. We hope you'll join us on Friday, May 25. Please sign up here! Sarah (talk) 21:42, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
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You're invited to Masterpiece Museum Edit-a-Thon![edit]

"Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
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The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Wikimedia DC present the "Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon. Drawing from their vast vaults of art, the caretakers of the Smithsonian American Art Museum have meticulously drawn forth canvas jewels to import into Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia articles. The museum directors and staff are excited about this project, and would love to have experienced Wikimedians help in the effort! Kirill [talk] 17:57, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

When
  • August 10, 2012, 10 AM - 4 PM
Where
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, 7th & F St NW, Washington, DC
Signup

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries[edit]

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries is part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries 2012, the second annual continent-wide campaign to bring Wikipedia and libraries together with on-site events. Running this fall through October and November, libraries (and archives) will open their doors to help build a lasting relationship with their local Wikipedian community.

Organized by Wikimedia DC, this event will take place on October 12, 2012, and will include new editor training, a "backstage pass" tour of the National Museum of Natural History, and an edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Kirill [talk] 18:42, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

DC Meetup #33[edit]

December 10 is Ada Lovelace's birthday! Not only was she the world's first computer programmer, but also the world's first female open source developer! Come celebrate with Wikimedia District of Columbia at Busboys & Poets for an informal get together!

The Washington, DC event will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Busboys & Poets on 5th St NW & K St NW near Mt Vernon Square. The area is easily accessible by the Red Line Chinatown stop and the Yellow Line and Green Line Mt Vernon Square stop, as well as by WMATA buses.

Kirill [talk] 14:09, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC Holiday Party and Wiki Loves Monuments Exhibition[edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC and four other local media nonprofits—the National Press Club's Young Members Committee, 100Reporters, IRE and the Fund for Investigative Journalism—in winding down another year with a night of well-mannered frivolity.

The festivities will take place on Friday evening from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the Zenger Room on the 13th Floor of the National Press Club, located on 529 14th Street NW, near Metro Center. There will be meat and vegetarian appetizers as well as a cash bar with specially reduced drink prices all night long. In addition, we will be exhibiting the finalists of the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest at the event.

Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 04:34, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

DC happy hour on Thursday, February 28![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for Happy Hour at the Capitol City Brewery at Metro Center on Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 34. Hope to see you there! Harej (talk) 02:19, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to a discussion: Wikipedia and legislative data[edit]

Hi Cgilbert76, since you are interested in meetups in DC, I'd like to invite you to attend the Cato Institute's "Wikipedia and Legislative Data" events on March 14. (There's also an all day workshop on March 15; let me know if you are interested, we may be able to add more people.)

There will be an introduction to Wikipedia and open edit-a-thon in the afternoon, and a Sunshine Week Reception in the evening. I hope you can make it!

Hope to see you there! -Pete (talk) 19:03, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, March 9![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Guapo's at Tenleytown-AU on Saturday, March 9 at 5 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 35. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 13:54, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

You are invited to a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29[edit]

In honor of Women's History Month, the Smithsonian and the National Museum of Women in the Arts are teaming up to organize a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 10:00am - 5:00pm. The event is focused on encouraging women editors while improving Wikipedia entries about women artists and art world figures. This event is free of charge, but participation is limited to 20 volunteers, so RSVP today! Sarasays (talk) 23:10, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, April 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 36. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 18:59, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

You are invited to the "All Things GW" editathon on Saturday, April 20[edit]

The "All Things GW" editathon on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. is a rare chance to go behind the scenes in the University Archives of the GW Libraries and use their unique resources to research and update Wikipedia pages related to The George Washington University and the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Did you miss our last D.C. history editathon? This is your is your chance to come edit with wiki-friends using different great collection! The event includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the University Archives and a show-and-tell of some of its most interesting treasures, snacks, and the editathon.

Participation is limited to 30 volunteers, so RSVP today! Dominic·t 07:22, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetups on April 19 and 20[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for two exciting events this weekend:

On the evening of Friday, April 19, we're hosting our first-ever WikiSalon at our K Street office. The WikiSalon will be a twice-monthly informal meetup and collaborative editing event to help build the community of Wikimedia enthusiasts here in DC; please join us for its inaugural session. Light refreshments will be provided.

On Saturday, April 20, we've partnered with the George Washington University to host the All Things GW Edit-a-Thon at the Teamsters Labor History Research Center. Please join us for behind-the-scenes tours of the University Archives and help edit articles about GWU history.

We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these events! Kirill [talk] 20:04, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, May 11![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, May 11 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 23:04, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on May 24[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of May 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 18:19, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Webinar / edit-a-thon at the National Library of Medicine (NLM)[edit]

Join us at the NLM next week, either in person or online, to learn about NLM resources, hear some great speakers, and do some editing!

organized by Wiki Project Med

On Tuesday, 28 May there will be a community Wikipedia meeting at the United States National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland - with a second on Thursday, 30 May for those who can't make it on Tuesday. You can participate either in-person, or via an online webinar. If you attend in person, USB sticks (but not external drives) are ok to use.

Please go to the event page to get more information, including a detailed program schedule.

If you are interested in participating, please register by sending an email to pmhmeet@gmail.com. Please indicate if you are coming in person or if you will be joining us via the webinar. After registering, you will receive additional information about how to get to our campus (if coming in-person) and details about how to join the webinar. Klortho (talk) 00:44, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on June 6[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 6 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 11:49, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Have time on Saturday?[edit]

I'm sorry for the last-minute notice, but on Saturday, June 8, from 3 to 6 PM, Wikimedia DC and the Cato Institute are hosting a Legislative Data Meetup. We will discuss the work done so far by WikiProject U.S. Federal Government Legislative Data to put data from Congress onto Wikipedia, as well as what more needs to be done. If you have ideas you'd like to contribute, or if you're just curious and feel like meeting up with other Wikipedians, you are welcome to come! Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there!

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Harej (talk) 04:07, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, June 15![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, June 15 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:38, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Join us this Sunday for the Great American Wiknic![edit]

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic DC at the James Buchanan Memorial at Meridian Hill Park. We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck! :)

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Harej (talk) 15:32, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, July 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, July 13 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 00:12, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

You're Invited: Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the Smithsonian[edit]

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Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum

You're invited to the Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon, part of a series of edit-a-thons organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum to add and expand articles about American art and artists on Wikipedia.

This event will include a catered lunch and special tours of the Luce Foundation Center for American Art and the Lunder Conservation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013
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Meet at G Street Lobby (9th St. & G St. NW, Washington, D.C.)

Capacity is limited, so please sign up today!

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DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, August 24![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, August 24 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 03:53, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Wednesday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Wednesday, August 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 11:28, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Meet up with local Wikipedians on September 14![edit]

Are you free on Saturday, September 14? If so, please join Wikimedia DC and local Wikipedians for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages are welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please visit the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 18:45, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 5 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 14:44, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 26 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 05:40, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Sunday? Join us for a special Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for a special WikiSalon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library's Digital Commons Center. We will gather at 3 PM on Sunday, October 13, 2013 to discuss an important topic: what can Wikipedia and the DC area do to help each other? We hope to hear your thoughts and suggestions; if you have an idea you would like to pursue, please let us know and we will help!

Following the WikiSalon, we will be having dinner at a nearby restaurant, Ella's Wood Fired Pizza.

If you're interested in attending, please sign up at the event page. We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 01:59, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Meetups coming up in DC![edit]

Hey!

You are invited to two upcoming events in DC:

  • Meetup at Capitol City Brewery on Saturday, January 25 at 6 PM. Please join us for dinner, drinks, socializing, and discussing Wikimedia DC activities and events. All are welcome! RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.
  • Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, February 1 from Noon – 5 PM. Join us as we improve articles on notable women in history! All are welcome, regardless of age or level of editing experience. RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.

I hope to see you there!

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Harej (talk) 00:06, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Coming up in February![edit]

Hello there!

Our February WikiSalon is coming up on Sunday, February 23. Join us at our gathering of Wikipedia enthusiasts at the Kogod Courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery with an optional dinner after. As usual, all are welcome. Care to join us?

Also, if you are available, there is an American Art Edit-a-thon being held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Professor Andrew Lih's COMM-535 class at American University on Tuesday, February 11 from 2 to 5 PM. Please RSVP on the linked page if you are interested.

If you have any ideas or preferences for meetups, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/DC.

Thank you, and hope to see you at our upcoming events! Harej (talk) 18:41, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

Though we have a massive snowstorm coming up, spring is just around the corner! Personally, I am looking forward to warmer weather.

Wikimedia DC is looking forward to a spring full of cool and exciting activities. In March, we have coming up:

  • Evening WikiSalon on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 PM – 9 PM. Meet up with Wikipedians for coffee at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle! If you cannot make it in the evening, join us at our...
  • March Meetup on Sunday, March 23 from 3 PM – 6 PM. Our monthly weekend meetup, same place as last month. Meet really cool and interesting people!
  • Women in the Arts 2014 meetup and edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 30 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Our second annual Women in the Arts edit-a-thon, held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free lunch will be served!

We hope to see you at our upcoming events! If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my talk page.

Harej (talk) 05:11, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

An exciting month of wiki events![edit]

Hello there,

I am pleased to say that April will be a very exciting month for Wikipedia in Washington, DC. We have a lot of different events coming up, so you will have a lot to choose from.

First, a reminder that our second annual Women in the Arts Edit-a-Thon will take place on Sunday, March 30 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Coming up in April, we have our first-ever Open Government WikiHack with the Sunlight Foundation on April 5–6! We are working together to use open government data to improve the Wikimedia projects, and we would love your help. All are welcome, regardless of coding or editing experience. We will also be having a happy hour the day before, with refreshments courtesy of the Sunlight Foundation.

On Friday, April 11 we are having our first edit-a-thon ever with the Library of Congress. The Africa Collection Edit-a-Thon will focus on the Library's African and Middle East Reading Room. It'll be early in the morning, but it's especially worth it if you're interested in improving Wikipedia's coverage of African topics.

The following day, we are having our second annual Wiki Loves Capitol Hill training. We will discuss policy issues relevant to Wikimedia and plan for our day of outreach to Congressional staffers that will take place during the following week.

There are other meetups in the works, so be sure to check our meetup page with the latest. I hope to see you at some of these events!

All the best,
James Hare

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Two edit-a-thons coming up![edit]

Hello there!

I'm pleased to tell you about two upcoming edit-a-thons:

  • This Tuesday, April 29, from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, we have the Freer and Sackler edit-a-thon. (Sorry for the short notice!)
  • On Saturday, May 10 we have the Wikipedia APA edit-a-thon, in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

We have more stuff coming up in May and June, so make sure to keep a watch on the DC meetup page. As always, if you have any recommendations or requests, please leave a note on the talk page.


Best,

James Hare

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Meet up with us[edit]

Happy May!

There are a few meetups in DC this month, including an edit-a-thon later this month. Check it out:

  • On Thursday, May 15 come to our evening WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle. If you're available Thursday evening, feel free to join us!
  • Or if you prefer a Saturday night dinner gathering, we also have our May Meetup at Capitol City Brewing Company. (Beer! Non-beer things too!)
  • You are also invited to the Federal Register edit-a-thon at the National Archives later this month.

Come one, come all!

Best,

James Hare

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Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]

Greetings!

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Wikimedia DC has yet another busy month in June. Whether you're a newcomer to Wikipedia or have years of experience, we're happy to see you come. Here's what's coming up:

  • On Wednesday, June 11 from 7 to 9 PM come to the WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space. Hang out with Wikipedia enthusiasts!
  • Saturday, June 14 is the Frederick County History Edit-a-Thon from 11 AM to 4 PM. Help improve local history on Wikipedia.
  • The following Saturday, June 21, is the June Meetup. Dinner and drinks with Wikipedians!
  • Come on Tuesday, June 24 for the Wikipedia in Your Library edit-a-thon at GWU on local and LGBT history.
  • Last but not least, on Sunday, June 29 we have the Phillips Collection Edit-a-Thon in honor of the Made in America exhibit.

Wikipedia is better with friends, so why not come out to an event?

Best,

James Hare

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The Great American Wiknic and other events in July[edit]

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I am pleased to announce our fourth annual picnic, the Great American Wiknic, will take place at Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 5 PM (rain date: July 20). We will be hanging out by the statue of Dante Alighieri, a statue that was donated to the park in 1921 as a tribute to Italian Americans. Read more about the statue on Wikipedia. If you would like to sign up for the picnic, you can do so here. When signing up, say what you’re going to bring!

July will also feature the second annual Great American Wiknic in Frederick, Maryland. This year’s Frederick picnic will take place on Sunday, July 6 at Baker Park. Sign up here for the Frederick picnic.

What else is going on in July? We have the American Chemical Society Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, July 12, dedicated to notable chemists, and our monthly WikiSalon on Wednesday, July 16.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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

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Greetings!

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

Best,

James Hare

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