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No Problem[edit]

As you might have already seen I have a lot of interest and knowledge when it comes to Virginia Indians. As a result, while I may not have the time to add as much to the articles as I would like, I make sure to check the articles often for vandalism, etc. I check my watchlist at least once a day usually. If there is anything I can think of that you could help with I will let you know.Sarah1607 (talk) 14:45, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

I changed the name to George Percy in the Pamunkey article as the source used for that quote, a book I own, clearly has the account it came from being Percy's. As for the 4 hand DYK about the Pamunkey Museum, that would a great idea. Is there more information you could give me on doing such a thing? Thanks!Sarah1607 (talk) 14:02, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Museums in Virginia[edit]

Hi, you should know that the preference for list articles like List of museums in Virginia is to not display the museum's website in the list if there is an existing Wikipedia article about that museum. You might add some brief descriptions of the museums, but please do not add websites if there is an existing article. However, if the website on the actual museum article is incorrect, it would be great to update that article. The reason for this preference is to have fewer places to update links. Thanks for your work. Jllm06 (talk) 15:24, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Athenaeum (Alexandria, Virginia)[edit]

Thanks, I try. :-)

Seriously...I live like five miles down the river, so I know the Athenaeum well. Saw it come up while doing newpage patrol; I remembered the other article and did my magic.

Speaking of...excellent work; I've been meaning to do something like this for some time. Might it be worth adding some architectural information? It should be on the NRHP nominiation form.

Incidentally, I see you never were formally welcomed, so...

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DYK for Pamunkey Indian Tribe Museum[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:03, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

NRHP[edit]

Aw, jeez - sorry, didn't mean to ignore you. I can be a little...spacy, let's say, on weekends.

The Virginia Department of Historic Registers has done a fairly good job of digitizing most NRHP nomination forms for Virginia sites: you can find them here. I'm not sure specifically about the two you mentioned - older forms tend to have less information on them than newer ones, I've discovered. Though that may or may not hold true. Also, if you're close to Alexandria, the Athenaeum itself has some literature available - brochures, that sort of things. Besides, it's a niec space - worth checking out now and again.

Incidentally, excellent work on all the Virginia-related topics. Insofar as I do article creation any more, a lot of what I have done has been Virginian, and it's nice to see someone else with interest in the Commonwealth editing.

Sorry for the delay; I promise I'm not usually this lackadaisical. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:32, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Happy to be of help. Sic semper redlink-us, and all. :-) I didn't realize they weren't open Sunday mornings, but then I usually show up in Old Town on a Saturday afternoon, when I'm in the mood to go down there.
Incidentally, if you ever do anything with the Sharon Indian School (speaking of Mattaponi and Pamunkey - have you ever visited either reservation?), do let me know; I have a couple of pictures from a jaunt I took down there last year. Not much, but it's a start. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:22, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Cherry Hill Farmhouse[edit]

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DYK for Athenaeum (Alexandria, Virginia)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:02, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Talkpage notifications for speedy notices[edit]

Please try to remember to place the notifications on the author's talkpage when you nominate articles for speedy deletion. Thanks! Syrthiss (talk) 13:54, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Will do. Wasn't using mozilla that day, my bad..... Divide et Impera (talk) 15:27, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Wiki at Worki[edit]

You asked:

What do you do when you have your boss peak over your shoulder?

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. While your work situation (particularly geography) may be different from mine, I have found that it is useful to have the electronic devices I use to be so oriented as to be best used when one is facing the door (great justification: the light from the window comes over my shoulder and immuminates the screen, keyboard, etc., without glare). This allows one to keep an eye on those approaching, as well as shielding the screen from their eyes. As to your # of edits on the list, you're on your own. Good luck! --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 16:01, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Proper use of speedy deletion[edit]

Divide et Impera,

You recently nominated Marty sammon for speedy deletion. This is, in my opinion, highly inappropriate. The article clearly establishes Sammon as a leading figure in Chicago Blues. This is the credible claim of significance mentioned in criteria A7, and the article therefore does not qualify. It is important that we don't improperly tag items for speedy deletion, as this tends to push away new editors who have valuable material to contribute. This is especially true of criteria A7, which tends to come across as a personal insult (WP:Bite applies somewhat). I have listed the page at AfD, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Marty sammon.

Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Please be more careful about speedy deletions in the future. D O N D E groovily Talk to& nbsp;me 04:07, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

I disagree with your interpretation on A7. If there is no notability, it should be an A7. There is no indication of reliability whatsoever, why should a guy stay on wikipedia then? The fact that you sent it to AfD shows that you agree with me. In addition there is a COI problem there. Divide et Impera (talk) 12:06, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
A7 is not about notability. A7 is not about reliable sources. A7 is not about conflict of interest. None of those three things are enough for an A7 nomination. This page makes a credible claim that this person is a leading Blues musician, and that's enough to avoid A7 speedy delete. I'm not saying the article shouldn't be deleted. I'm saying that it shouldn't be deleted before anyone's had a chance to look at it. Improper speedy deletes cause a lot of damage to Wikipedia that is never seen, because no one can fix an article if it's gone and it pushes away new editors. Looking back, a PROD might have made more sense for this page than AfD.
Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/William H. Brackney, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/B. Michael Watson, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Malcolm Warner and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Comprehensive Rural Health Project are all pages that I rescued from speedy delete and all of them were kept after AfD discussion. All four are similar to Sammon in that the article gave a believable reason the person is notable, but the person wasn't so famous that everyone recognized their name. With Sammon possible being such a person, I wanted to be sure it had a chance to be on that list. D O N D E groovily Talk to me 12:31, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
Hm, it seems to me that A7 clearly states No indication of importance . How can that not be about notability? And how can notability be established with no reliable sources? And... there is no damage to wikipedia: an admin can userfy a deleted article at any time, should proper sources be brought. Divide et Impera (talk) 14:07, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Cherry Hill Farmhouse[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:02, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Archives of American Art Update![edit]

Hi! I just wanted to deliver a little news about the Archives of American Art partnership project! We have released our amazing barnstar to the world, learn how you can earn one here! We will be having a Backstage Pass tour later this month which will be announced this week, and an upcoming contest in which major contributors can win some amazing goodies from the Archives and Smithsonian, allowing for international involvement! Thanks again for your interest and I look forward to your continued participation in this ongoing project to better coverage on American art history on Wikipedia! SarahStierch (talk) 18:12, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

GLAM-Wiki Baltimore meetup[edit]

The WikiProject National Archives Newsletter[edit]

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DC Meetup, July 29[edit]

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DC-area Meetup, Saturday, August 6[edit]

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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum[edit]

Sure - I'll give it some thought and see what I can come up with. There's bound to be something there DYK-worthy... --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 05:13, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum[edit]

Thanks from me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 16:03, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

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SM Faruque[edit]

Hi, I would have agreed with you, except a bit of investigation shows that the article was just badly written (a newbie?) and badly sourced - which I've tried to fixed a bit - he evidently is notable, and not just in Bangladesh. You might want to review. Cheers In ictu oculi (talk) 12:34, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

Withdrew nomination: This version was clearly improved. Divide et Impera (talk) 19:06, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Hugo Steinhaus GAN[edit]

I've expanded the lede a bit per your suggestions. Lemme know if I've covered the most important aspects adequately.

One other thing; he was also well known as an aphorist (apparently in school his best subject was Polish literature, not math) and had some volumes of this nature published. But because I don't know that much about this aspect of his work I haven't included it in yet. So that will be coming soon.Volunteer Marek (talk) 06:08, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Tala[edit]

Although I appreciate your kind apology, it was not really necessary. You have stated your interpretation clearly but politely, and I have no problem with what you've said. I look forward to participating in another debate with you where we will agree. I wish you well. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 22:43, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Principality of Hungary[edit]

Hello, can you say me a more about mediation? I would like to use a mediator in the case of The Principality of Hungary. You wrote that a user Koertefa was involved in this article by canvassing from the user Fakirbakir. But he is still involved in this case: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Principality_of_Hungary . I put there a new arguments but instead of the answer I was reported here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard/Incidents I dont know what to do now. --Samofi (talk) 11:18, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

A mediation is used when both parties are likely to listen. You decided to not to listen to me: I warned you to delete your canvassing and you didn't. Now I poured my thoughts on you here.Divide et Impera (talk) 15:53, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

RfA reform[edit]

Hi Divide et Impera Thank you for your contributions. All constructive comments leading to improvement of our RfA system are most welcome. Please read the instructions, especially those in red and start new threads and/or suggestions on the appropriate pages. A navigation aid is available on each WP:RFA2011 sub page - see Wikipedia:RfA reform 2011/Pages and edit notices on each talk page. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 04:16, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

I was about to suggest you joined the task force, I'm glad to see you have. WormTT · (talk) 15:21, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
Let me also extend a hearty welcome to the RFA2011 Task Force :) --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 10:14, 10 September 2011 (UTC)
I have been recently inactive, as I've been very busy in real life, and, although a little late, I would like to thank you both for your kind words.Divide et Impera (talk) 15:24, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

You're invited! Wikimedia DC Annual Membership Meeting[edit]

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New Page Patrol survey[edit]

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weird formatting at RFA[edit]

Hi, your neutral !vote at Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Dayewalker#Neutral is formatted a little weird. Why did you format it as a reply to yourself? The double-colon for the second paragraph is breaking the numbering (so that the next comment, mine, renumbers from 1). May I ask you to fix the formatting, or give me permission to edit within your comment to repair it? Thanks! -- stillnotelf is invisible 16:00, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Nevermind, someone else already did: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Dayewalker&diff=next&oldid=458989516 -- stillnotelf is invisible 16:35, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
Wasn't aware that it would have counted as two votes.... Thanks for dropping in my talk page, nice seeing you write here! Divide et Impera (talk) 13:10, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
User:Malleus Fatuorum's "two votes" comment is because he initially reformatted thinking it was two votes instead of two paragraphs within one vote. It still counts as one to the closing Bureaucrat either way; it's just the wiki syntax was confused... -- stillnotelf is invisible 13:46, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for your help over at the Princeton University Chapel GAN! Lagrange613 17:10, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Pleasure, it was a nice read and I really didn't do much, but check with me if you need any help with other GAs or any other wiki stuff! Congratulations for a very well deserved promotion! Divide et Impera (talk) 19:37, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Irdeto page disputes[edit]

I found your user name on the editor assistance page and I was hoping you could help me fix and have removed the boxes at the top of my article (Irdeto). I have been trying to work with the user that flagged my page for over a week and he has stopped contacting/conversing with me to solve the issue. I would like to work on improving the page, but do not want to do so until the boxes have been removed and the page has been deemed okay. Any help would be greatly appreciated OttawaWiki (talk) 16:07, 22 November 2011 (UTC).

Seems solved now. In general slow reverts work best in Wikipedia. Divide et Impera (talk) 16:32, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Fine Art Edit-a-Thon & DC Meetup 26![edit]

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Urine Therapy[edit]

Hi there, there is an issue in the page Urine Therapy. Can you please help since there's a dispute between me and another user on the section Islam? Thanks. Inai09 (talk) 12:20, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

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Dispute over link[edit]

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
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DC Meetup #33[edit]

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

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Request for assistance[edit]

Hello, I was wondering if you could review a discussion re: the exclusion of the National Women's Soccer League on Wikipedia:WikiProject Football/Fully professional leagues and provide your feedback? Discussion is available here. I'm looking for some outside feedback from an administrator. There is additional discussion on my Talk page. Thank you for your consideration. Hmlarson (talk) 23:44, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

how to proceed with mediation[edit]

I've added the section "Include Territory" summary for mediation at Talk:United States. The discussion touches on whether the U.S. is places or people, whether people as citizens in territories can be considered "part of the U.S." in 2013.
_ _ Both Buzity and I are new and unfamiliar with what to do, having done all we can in the way of homework and discussion. An administrator at the page, Golbez has been a collaborator with me for over a year; we agree about two-thirds of the time; he has a technical objection that I think can be overcome. Please reply on this page or mine. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 14:03, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter - February 2013[edit]

In This Issue



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) 02:27, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

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

Hi Divide et Impera, 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) 19:08, 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] 14:02, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Good Article Nominations Request For Comment[edit]

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A 'Request For Comment' for Good Article Nominations is currently being held. We are asking that you please take five to ten minutes to review all seven proposals that will affect Good Article Nominations if approved. Full details of each proposal can be found here. Please comment on each proposal (or as many as you can) here.

At this time, Proposal 1, 3, and 5 have received full (or close to) support.

If you have questions of anything general (not related to one specif proposal), please leave a message under the General discussion thread.

Please note that Proposal 2 has been withdrawn and no further comments are needed. Also, please disregard Proposal 9 as it was never an actual proposal.

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) 23:17, 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] 19:07, 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] 20:12, 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] 23:12, 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] 18:27, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
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Hi Divide et Impera! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 22:14, 22 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) 00:52, 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] 11:58, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:
  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with, the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 01:22, 4 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) 04:01, 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] 19:31, 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! :)

Boilerplate message generously borrowed from Wikimedia NYC. To unsubscribe from future DC area event notifications, remove your name from this list.

Harej (talk) 15:26, 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] 00:06, 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
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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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resolution help[edit]

Hello, I saw your name as someone who can help with disputes. I am new to Wikipedia and have an interest in alternative medicine. I tried to make some minor changes to the "Burzynski Clinic" article, but everything I added was removed. I sourced everything I added. This page seems to have a history of editors removing things that people add, even if it is factual and sourced. I took the dispute to the Dispute Resolution Board, but it says, the "request has been closed" because two of the editors want to resolve the issue on the talk page. The talk page is getting no where. The page seems biased, but I only tried to change the lead paragraph and added some other information to balance this controversial clinic. Could you help me out here? I am not sure what to do. Thank you!71.213.7.26 (talk) 16:00, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK RfC[edit]

  • As a listed GA participant, you are invited to contribute to a formal Request for Comment on the question of whether Good Articles should be eligible to appear in the Did You Know? slot in future. Please see the proposal on its subpage here, or on the main DYK talk page. To add the discussion to your watchlist, click this link. Thank you in advance. Gilderien Chat|Contributions03:11, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

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] 03:46, 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] 11:22, 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] 18:38, 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] 14:38, 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] 05:33, 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] 01:52, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! A GAN Backlog Drive will begin in less than 4 days!

In past Backlog Drives, the goal was to reduce the backlog of Good article nominations. In the upcoming drive, another goal will be added - raising as much money as we can for the Wikimedia Foundation. How will this work? Well, its pretty simple. Any user interested in donating can submit a pledge at the Backlog Drive page (linked above). The pledge should mention the amount of money the user is willing to donate per review. For example, if a user pledges 5 cents per review and 100 nominations are reviewed, the total donation amount is $5.00.

At the time this message was sent out, two users have submitted pledges for a total of 8 cents per review. All pledges, no matter how much money, are greatly appreciated. Also, in no way is this saying you must make a pledge.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or leave a message on the Backlog Drive talk page. And remember, there are less than 4 days before the drive starts!--EdwardsBot (talk) 03:16, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! Just a friendly reminder that the GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on December 31, 2013!

If you know anyone outside of the WikiProject that may be interested, feel free to invite them to the drive!

If you have any questions or want to comment about something regarding the drive, post them here--EdwardsBot (talk) 00:09, 3 December 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!

(Note: If you do not wish to receive talk page messages for DC meetups, you are welcome to remove your username from this page.)

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)

March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
  • Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
  • The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.

I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!

--Dom497

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:58, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive[edit]

The March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on April 1, 2014! Sent by Dom497 on behalf of MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:01, 1 March 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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