User talk:Delta1989

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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) 23:09, 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)

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] 20:03, 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) 00:43, 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] 11:48, 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) 04:37, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

Re-Dev7Cyber Network[edit]

I just want to ask you something. What about this one > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft — Preceding unsigned comment added by Oshinmc (talkcontribs) 02:07, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you're question is getting at. Microsoft is a huge software giant, responsible for a huge share of the market of electronics and software. Your article doesn't seem to have notability, unless you can provide references to the contrary. --Delta1989 (talk/contributions) 02:17, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

You can say that Microsoft is A Giant company when you realize it and just surf and find in this wikipedia that there are so many new company or terms registered in this giant site. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Oshinmc (talkcontribs) 02:23, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Again, there must be some claim to notability per WP:NOTABLE. The mere fact that the company exists, or even that new companies have articles, is not acceptable in and of itself. If you can provide references to support notability, please do so. --Delta1989 (talk/contributions) 02:29, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks then. (I realize I am a newbie in this site and want to go further) I'll learn it later to collect all data on me to encertain you that the article is worth to publish in this giant site. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Oshinmc (talkcontribs) 02:34, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Absolutely! Please understand, this is not anything personal; we're just trying to make Wikipedia the best it can be. If you would like any help, or you have any questions, you are free to leave me a message and I will try to help you. (One other thing: in the future, it may help to sign your comments. You can do so by making this mark at the end: --~~~~) --Delta1989 (talk/contributions) 02:39, 8 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] 20:10, 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) 16:01, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Barnstar inflation[edit]

If barnstars are awarded for short inaccurate articles with outstanding disputes on their talk page then barnstars are worth less. I've removed mine "awarded" by you and been provoked thereby to go and fix ATC Zero - a made-up article about an almost non-existent term. Wikipedia must not be the place where neologisms are given their unwarranted prominence and status! "ATC Zero" is now WRONGLY defined everywhere on the web quoting a B*LLSH*T article at WP. Paul Beardsell (talk) 10:51, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

I, sir, am surprised and upset at the manner in which your criticism has been brought against me – accurate as it may be, I can think of no justification for such a blistering response to a gesture shown to you with only the best of intentions. I understand that you may not want the barnstar, and you are free to remove it if you wish, as you already did. You are free to tell me that I should not have given you the barnstar. You are free to be upset with me over the article. You are free to make drastic changes to the article in order to correct any inaccuracies you see. If you feel that the article is beyond salvaging, nominate it for deletion. In fact, if you were to nominate it for deletion, I would join you in calling for its removal. All I ask, however, is that all of these things are done with civility and respect, and that you assume, before all else, that other editors have the best intentions. I don't want to come across as trying to lecture you, as you are certainly far more experienced than I am. I simply want to share my own concerns with you. If I upset you, I apologize. Understand that it was not, by any means, my intention to do so. But all of your sentiments that you expressed to me, I believe, could have been expressed more calmly. Thank you for sharing your concerns with me. --Delta1989 (talk/contributions) 11:08, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
I succinctly summarised the position as I saw it. Feel free to take as much responsibility for the position as you like - you take far more than I think appropriate. But if the cap fits etc. However your response verges on the passive aggressive - I have not criticised you in the ways you say/imply. What still puzzles me is why you felt it appropriate to award barnstars for such a useless article, one you yourself now say you would like deleted? Paul Beardsell (talk) 16:49, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
I'm currently in Europe at the moment, and that is why I took such a long time to respond. While I don't consider myself to have been passive aggressive, I recognize that you may have interpreted my comments differently. Rightly or wrongly, I considered the use of caps lock and profanity uncivil, and your statement that you had been provoked to fix ATC zero to be an assumption of bad faith. I understand that I may be quite wrong in my assumption, and if so, tell me – but I ask that you understand what I saw in your comment. Now, on to your question: why would I award barnstars for a useless article, and why do I now wish to see it deleted? To answer the first part of your question, you and I simply have different views of what constitutes criteria for awarding a barnstar. My standard is lower than yours. To answer the second part – why I wish to see the article deleted – is simply because I do not wish to have any part in the spread of false or inaccurate information. I recognize, however, that I am too late. Prior to my giving you a barnstar, I thought that the information was accurate. Now, I recognize that not only is it inaccurate, but that a number of the citations may have been influenced by the false information in the article itself. I should note that my original source was a History Channel documentary titled Grounded on 9/11, which used the term ATC zero, though they almost certainly used it in the same context as the 9/11 Commission Report. I misconstrued it to be defined as it is in the current, inaccurate, article. I again thank you for sharing your concerns with me, and I want to also apologize, both for having spread false information, and for having upset you (if, in fact, I did upset you). I hope you understand that I had no intention to do either such thing. --Delta1989 (talk/contributions) 15:39, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
The one thing an encyclopedia cannot usefully be is mediocre. As everyone refers to WP nowadays any article here quickly becomes an authority, poor quality or not. Where do the History Channel researchers do their research? Here as much as anywhere. Whether something is true or false is often not a matter of opinion. Giving everyone a barnstar for no good reason gives an appearance of quality where none is due. I think if you reward nonsense you will get nonsense. Paul Beardsell (talk) 15:44, 7 July 2013 (UTC)