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Edit-a-thon invite[edit]

--MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs) 15:53, 25 April 2014‎ (UTC)

Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thons[edit]

Adrianne Wadewitz edit-a-thons in Southern New England
Wikimania 2012 portrait 102 by ragesoss, 2012-07-13.JPG

As you may have already heard, the Wikipedia community lost an invaluable member of the community last month. Adrianne Wadewitz was a feminist scholar of 18th-Century British literature, and a prolific editor of the site. As part of a worldwide series of tributes, New England Wikimedians, in conjunction with local institutions of higher learning, have created three edit-a-thons that will be occurring in May and June. The events are as follows:

We hope that you will be able to join us, whether you are an experienced editor or are using Wikipedia for the first time.

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.

New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.

New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.

Pierce redux[edit]

I am going to the library today and will look at the first volume of Wallner (I bought only the second) and should be able to respond to Brian's remaining questions, mostly regarding years Pierce did stuff. With that accomplished, we may as well move ahead to FAC. You might want to look over my edits and also there were one or two minor issues at PR I was unsure of and said you might to weigh in on, but we can do that on our talk pages or the article's.--Wehwalt (talk) 09:32, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, I'm happy with it. Great job keeping up with the PR. I will hit up the library again before long, to iron out some things, but I'm comfortable taking it to FAC. —Designate (talk) 21:26, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Done.--Wehwalt (talk) 21:38, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Proposal to move pronunciations and other info from lead[edit]

I'm posting here to follow up on the recent Village Pump discussion, archived here, to move pronunciations and other info out of article lead sections. I'm inviting editors who participated in that discussion to comment on the Manual of Style:Lead section guideline. If you would like to participate, please add your comments to the discussion. Cheers! Ivanvector (talk) 19:57, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Franklin Pierce front page image issues?[edit]

I do beg pardon, I'm not quite sure what you're talking about. Can you explain the problem/needed fix? At a guess, it might be the image in the TFA being too small to give details in the uncropped image? Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:59, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

If I might give a preliminary suggestion, perhaps using File:Franklin Pierce - 1852.jpg or File:George Peter Alexander Healy - Franklin Pierce - Google Art Project.jpg might be a better solution than trying to force the current photo/art/thing (the way daguerreotypes were converted into albumen photos is a bit weird) into a shape it may not be completely suitable for. I don't mind; it's a featured picture. It will have its day on the main page. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:09, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

I find that offering a cropped version can often lead to the crop being used inappropriately, so could we only host the cropped version locally, with a {{notforcommons}}? I'd rather avoid having the cropped image suddenly appear in a dozen articles, while the full view of Pierce all but disappears, and a little planning ahead will help avoid that. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:29, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

And, of course, what we really want to avoid is what File:Franklin Pierce - 1852.jpg was like until I clicked to the source: cropped, and, more than that, not even noted as such, and with the original unavailable on Wikipedia. You don't want to know just how much it pains me to stumble across something like that, and yet it happens all the time in ACW articles - but I go off-topic. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:50, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
For the main page.
I would suggest using File:Pierce crop.jpg. Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:44, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Berkshire Community College logo.svg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Berkshire Community College logo.svg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 20:55, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Today's Featured Article: Notification[edit]

This is to inform you that Franklin Pierce, which you nominated at WP:FAC, will appear on the Wikipedia Main Page as Today's Featured Article on 23 November 2014. The proposed main page blurb is here; you may amend if necessary. Please check for dead links and other possible faults before the appearance date. Brianboulton (talk) 16:40, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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US politicians
Thank you for quality articles written in collaboration, such as Franklin Pierce and List of Governors of West Virginia, for reviews, assessments and distributing FA stars, for user pages of utmost simplicity, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:02, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! —Designate (talk) 14:40, 23 November 2014 (UTC)