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Wiknic 2013[edit]

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

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

Location and Directions[edit]

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

to two upcoming Bay Area events:

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

I hope you can join us at one or both! -- phoebe / (talk to me) 19:56, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

June 2013[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of MAIC (disambiguation)[edit]

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Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. This is a notice to inform you that a tag has been placed on MAIC (disambiguation) requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is an article with no content whatsoever, or whose contents consist only of external links, a "See also" section, book references, category tags, template tags, interwiki links, images, a rephrasing of the title, or an attempt to contact the subject of the article. Please see Wikipedia:Stub for our minimum information standards for short articles. Also please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, you can place a request here. DGG ( talk ) 01:10, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

More precisely, I'm not clear why you made this page--it consists only of external links to subjects about which we do not have articles. Are you intending to writer about any or all of them? (We sometimes do include mention of non-articles in a disam p. to avoid confusion when there are actual articles to be distinguished). DGG ( talk ) 01:12, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
Could you please read section A3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, which you cited as the criterion for speedy deletion? It begins, "Any article (other than disambiguation pages, redirects, or soft redirects to Wikimedia sister projects) consisting only of external links ... ." The page you deleted was a disambiguation page and was marked as such following the instructions on Template:Disambiguation.
The Wikipedia article on disambiguation pages encourages articles giving variant spellings of common terms. The MAIC (disambiguation) page I created did far more: It provided links to substantive web sites for each alternative listed.
Could you either please speedily restore said page or explain why not?
After creating that article, I then posted a link to it Talk:Mergers and acquisitions#What's MAIC?. That link is now broken. Someone who wanted to respond to my request for help with disambiguation can not now do so.
I created that page for several reasons:
  1. The Wikipedia article on Mergers and acquisitions contained the acronym MAIC without defining it.
  2. A moderately extensive search failed to identify a plausible definition.
  3. I've derived great value from other disambiguation pages in Wikipedia, and I thought others might benefit from a disambiguation page on MAIC (consistent with the Wikipedia policy on disambiguation pages).
  4. I hoped to use that page to encourage someone who knows about MAIC in the mergers and acquisitions context to contribute that meaning to the disambiguation page that I had created.
I have over 1300 contributions to different Wikimedia projects in multiple languages. I have nearly always cited sources and written from a neutral point of view. To my knowledge, until today, only one of those 1300+ contributions has been quickly reverted; that was because I did not cite a source and violated NPOV ;-)
The rules against Wikipedia articles on subjects that are not notable make good sense to me.
Thanks for your prompt attention to this matter and for your support for Wikipedia. DavidMCEddy (talk) 05:51, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
  • As a (talk page stalker) from DGG's page ... it sounds as if the dab page was going about things in the wrong order. Dab pages disambiguate existing articles, or mentions of a topic in existing articles. They aren't just a list of possible meanings of a term. It might be better to add a "request for clarification" at the mentions of MAIC in this article ... have just done so (just the once, as it's mentioned twice in one section). Or add a note to the article talk page. Then, if there is some mention within Wikipedia which would be useful for someone looking for "MAIC" in that sense, either create a dab page at MAIC or, if you're happy that Center for International Stabilization and Recovery is still the primary topic, add a {{redirect}} hatnote there. ("MAIC redirects here, for ... see ..."). Though I haven't seen the contents of your dab page, I can't see that there was any valid content for it. A link to Maic Sema would be possible but unnecessary, as we don't usually link from given names. PamD 08:56, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. By "dab", I assume you mean a disambiguation page? DGG referred me to WP:CSD#A3 as the justification for speedy deletion. However, WP:CSD#A3 clearly states it does NOT apply to disambiguation pages. Also, have you read Wikipedia:Disambiguation pages? It clearly encourages the creation of disambiguation pages to clarify issues as trivial as alternative spelling without requiring notoriety, citations to credible sources, etc. It clearly does NOT require that the alternatives listed on a disambiguation page be other Wikipedia articles, though that appears to have been DGG's criterion. It sounds like I could have escaped DDG's speedy deletion by including a link to Mergers and acquisitions#Cross-border M&A with a note that MAIC was used there without definition. If you can recover for me the text that was speedily deleted, I can add that. (I have a few less than 1400 contributions to Wikimedia projects, and I don't know how to recover the text of the page speedily deleted.)
Could you please read (or reread) the policies cited? After doing so if you still agree with DGG's action, could you help me understand the problem, citing words that actually appear in the referenced Wikipedia policies? So far, I've seen DGG's actions explained in terms that appear to violate the rules DGG cited.
If after reading the policies you agree with me, I'd be pleased if you would leave a note on DGG's talk page supporting my request that the disambiguation page I created be speedily undeleted. Thanks for your support of Wikipedia. DavidMCEddy (talk) 11:23, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
I didn't see the content of your disambiguation page, but I cannot see articles in the encyclopedia which would form the content of a valid dab page. CSD A3 may or may not have been the correct way to delete it: perhaps it came under G6, second bullet point, instead. "unnecessary disambiguation pages, such as those listing only one or zero links to existing Wikipedia articles. Note: per MOS:DABRL, redlinks are allowed in dab pages, if supported by a bluelink to an article that shows usage of the same redlink in reasonable context; the supporting bluelink counts as a valid link to an existing Wikipedia article." I don't think the link you propose would be helpful, as it doesn't lead the reader to any information about MAIC in the mergers context. I see that "MAIC" has been in that article, unexplained, since 2010 - let's hope that someone responds to the note on the talk page and elucidates it. If what they say is a useful explanation of it, then we can add a {{redirect}} hatnote to help the reader find it. PamD 18:31, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes, technically I should have used G6. Pam has made some good suggestions. DGG ( talk ) 15:49, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

SarahStierch (talk) 08:53, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for your additions to Zoster vaccine! By the way, don't add "~~~~" to your edit summaries, but only to your posts on talk pages. Cheers, ἀνυπόδητος (talk) 22:04, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip re. "~~~~". If I had understood that from the start, it would have saved me 4 keystrokes for each of the over 1400 contributions I've made so far ;-) DavidMCEddy (talk) 23:17, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for February 18[edit]

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Thanks. This was unintended. Your report moved me to change the offending link to the Second Sino-Japanese war. DavidMCEddy (talk) 14:38, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

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

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

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

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

You must RSVP here - see you there! SarahStierch (talk) 23:19, 13 March 2014 (UTC)