User talk:Doctree

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Today's motto...

The highways are crowded with people who drive as if their sole purpose in getting behind the wheel is to avenge every wrong done them by man, beast or fate.

RfA candidate S O N S% Ending (UTC) Time left Dups? Report
RfB candidate S O N S% Ending (UTC) Time left Dups? Report

No RfXs since 20:41, 24 August 2014 (UTC).—cyberbot I NotifyOnline

Happy 2014 from Cyberpower678[edit]

cyberpower OnlineHappy 2014 00:07, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year Doctree![edit]

Fireworks in Jaén (cropped).jpg
Happy New Year!
Hello Doctree:
Thanks for all of your contributions to improve the encyclopedia for Wikipedia's readers, and have a happy and enjoyable New Year! Cheers, Northamerica1000(talk) 07:15, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Peace sign.svg

Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year 2014}} to user talk pages with a friendly message.

Meetups coming up in DC![edit]


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)

ANI notification[edit]

Information icon

There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you.

See [1] AndyTheGrump (talk) 16:57, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

This weeks 'Eddy' Award[edit]

I think one of President Obama's best attributes is that he pretty much ignores his critics. As you and I both know, the award has never been anything more than what it result of ONE editors nomination and some minimal vetting by a second, about 6 weeks in the Q, and finally distribution. No politics, no drama. Calling the Eddy useless and unworthy is counter-acted by Wikipedia:WikiProject Editor Retention/Editor of the Week/Recipient response. I'm glad I collected them. ```Buster Seven Talk 20:27, 29 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)

IP rangeblock[edit]

Hello, Doctree. I have made a change to block conditions, in response to your request in an email. I hope the change I have made is OK: if not, please let me know. JamesBWatson (talk) 13:58, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia. Hope you have an enjoyable time editing, as I have. Leon7 (talk) 19:48, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia. Hope you have an enjoyable time editing, as I have. Leon7 (talk) 19:57, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Sorry about the previous edits, but for some odd reason, your name came up as a new user (several times), here: Leon7 (talk) 20:06, 28 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)

Grammar error and Wiki markup error in new user "Welcome" message[edit]

I assume this is auto-generated, so I suggest you fix this auto-generation. The last sentence is missing a space between it and the previous. There also appears to be two signatures attached to the end. Here's where I found these errors.  ReggieMan (talk) 20:32, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

For your hard work[edit]

Acc-barnstar.png The Account Creation Barnstar
Everytime I log on I see you there working hard. I just wanted you to know that somebody noticed. Sue Rangell 20:37, 25 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

(To unsubscribe, remove your username here.) 01:29, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Martin Elkort[edit]

Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 20:16, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Heads up[edit]


I just wanted to inform you that a proposal you previously commented on is has revamped this time to get the IEG Grant. If you could give feedback on this and let us know if there are any issues or comments you'll like us to keep in mind, it would be great.

Soni (talk) (Previously TheOriginalSoni) 02:03, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

From Mathematicalist[edit]

Got your message, Doc. I am a gambling person and joined up to rid the Wikipedia of gambling industry bias. Gambling casinos have large online staffs and one things they focus on is the transmission of misinformation about their games on Wikipedia given its high search occurrence. Many of the truths that are gotten from casino staff come from informal interaction at trade shows and conferences and it would get such people fired if they were quoted by name. Self proclaimed Wikipedia perfectionists who keep deleting my clarifications do so in the name of Wikipedia perfectionism but they are acting against the point of Wikipedia that is to provide accurate information free of private interest bias to the people for the people. I have looked at three areas so far and every good change I make is subjected to these creeps who for all I know work for the Las Vegas or Macau or Singapore casinos that rake in billions from the ignorance of the people. I edited blackjack and the entry for the solver of baccarat named Zuan Xin. These are materially meaningful edits and my well meaning participation has been treated with derision and hostility while inane or vapid or esoteric entries that no one really cares much about or acts upon get an easy time of it. I tagged Zuan Xin because it was too technical and I read all of the references. The creep who tried to delete it could not possibly have done so or did not have any idea what any of the references meant. I would appreciate it if you would review my edits to blackjack and baccarat and give the first review to Zuan Xin. After that creep wasted my energy with his silliness I removed the too technical tag from Zuan Xin because I decided that that DataDrivenOne who wrote the article knew his subject and underlying subjects. Thank you. I hope you understand that some subjects here as in journalism must honor the legitimacy of anonymous sources lest no one speak up ever on topics that could put them at risk for a meat cleaver in the back such as what Kevin Lau of Hong Kong most recently received causing him to be maimed and a permanent testimony to the power of the bad guys in Hong Kong and the rest of Asia. Your call, Doc. But before you do anything, get one of the SCMP articles about what happened to Kevin Lau in Hong Kong and then tell me that good sources must never be anonymous. I have faith in you, Doc. Mathematicalist (talk) 18:23, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Individual Engagement Grant for Reimagining Wikipedia Mentorship[edit]

Hey DocTree. Last year, you endorsed a proposal lead by Steven Zhang and the late Jackson Peebles proposing a project space that would take a new approach to mentorship. That project was suspended after Jackson passed away, but a small team of us have are trying to bring it back to the surface. The proposal is located here on meta. It has changed in some ways, and so I encourage you to read it over and let us know any concerns or feedback you might have, as that will help us form a better proposal. If you approve of the proposal, please feel free to endorse us. With thanks, I, JethroBT drop me a line 06:28, 11 April 2014 (UTC)


Hey Doc, was patrolling the UserCreation logs a came across this, just a FYI in case that wasn't you. Mlpearc Phone (open channel) 22:20, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Hey There[edit]

Thanks for the invite to the teahouse, Doctree. I am SO green, but I am really eager, excited by and inspired by my time in wikiworld. Just wanted to drop by and say hi, you were the first person to reach out to me on a social level and it is much appreciated. Cheers, L M Gregory 01:28, 16 April 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lmartin gregory (talkcontribs)

Too many buttons...[edit]

...on the remote control, eh? [2]. Or was there a particular reason to revert Jiwe's first edit on the English Wikipedia? --Pxos (talk) 18:42, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

I'm sure it was just a rollback misclick. Doctree, if you like, you can hide the rollback button on your watchlist (which is where these misclicks usually happen) by adding this to the bottom of common.css: .mw-rollback-link {display: none;}
For even more fine-tuning, you can set it to only hide this watchlist rollback link on mobile devices, whose touchscreens are extra vulnerable to this by using this instead:
@media (max-width: 999px){ .mw-rollback-link {display: none;}
HTH, Writ Keeper  18:50, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, too many buttons on a web-enabled cellphone that I was trying to operate with left thumb in moving vehicle (no, I wasn't driving). Apologies to all! (and I'm checking now to see if others fixed my goof or if there's something I need to do to correct it) DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) Join WER 19:02, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
No worries. This is becoming somewhat surreal. After a lengthy and difficult process Jiwe finally gets to edit the English Wikipedia, just to have his edit reverted without any explanation. Perhaps the whole system is somehow against him? Is there an angry god behind all this? We will never know. Twilight zone. --Pxos (talk) 19:09, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

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.


James Hare

(To unsubscribe, remove your username here.) 20:38, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

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!


James Hare

(To unsubscribe, remove your username here.) 20:20, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi Doctree[edit]

I stumbled upon your story on the meta wiki and ended up at your first article, Living Bird. Weird where wikitunnels take us :p. Anywho, I saw it wasn't tagged for wikiprojects via the talk page yet so I went and tagged it for Wikiproject Birds and Wikiproject Academic Journals. Then as my mind always does... it/I started overthinking; since it says it's not a peer reviewed academic journal, does this mean it shouldn't be tagged for the academic journal wikiproject? Anywho, I thought I would ask you since you most certainly know more than myself on the matter. Cheers, —  dainomite   01:29, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]


Wikimedia DC.svg

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?


James Hare

(To unsubscribe, remove your username here.) 01:41, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Miss Multiverse page deleted[edit]

Greetings Doctree, you have a very nice wikipedia page and profile... congrats!!!

I have a frustrating issue here... I have created the page Miss Multiverse, it was deleted once before about a year ago, i don´t understand why if it has all the right references, no use of promotion, just facts, there are even winners of miss universe that have participated in Miss Multiverse whom have profiles on wikipedia... and its still deleted as if this beauty pageant does not exist.

There are many smaller beauty pageants listed on wikipedia, we are just not able to comprehend why this is happening, it almost feels as if enthusiasts or supporters of other pageants are deleting this one, it takes time to learn how to use wikipedia and frustrating to see someone just come and delete it.

I will appreciate your help enormously, if you would kindly take a look and figure out a solution.

Best regards,

Jose Cuello (talk) 14:27, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Greetings, would you kindly take a look and see why is it that Miss Multiverse is once again put for delete, i have read the wikipedia policies and the article meets the policies and it also states that once an article is approved by an administrator it cannot put for delete again. Jose Cuello (talk) 06:32, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Hi Doctree,

Please let me know if I am going in the right direction. I am editing pages that require any sort of editing which is within the scope of my knowledge. Angelina Quins 16:22, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

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

Wikinic 2013 washington d.c. 02.JPG

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!


James Hare

(To unsubscribe, remove your username here.) 21:22, 30 June 2014 (UTC)


I was reading over my talk page archive and I read I post you made. You were the first person to help me through my WIkipedia Adventure. I just wanted to thank you again for doing that. StudiesWorld (talk) 10:23, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

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

Company F, 3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, in Fort Stevens, Washington DC (ca. 1861).jpg


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!


James Hare

(To unsubscribe, remove your username here.) 21:16, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

Come one and come all. To a presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history.

Picture your self leading the masses to improve Wikimedia one article at a time.
  • Show the Internet who is the better editor.
  • Be the creator of culture that you know you are.
  • Spread the knowledge of noteworthy people who no one but you cares about.
  • Lead the charge to a better Wikipedia --- eventually.

Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:08, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

See you at the Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street, Laurel, MD on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST. See for more information. Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC invites revolutionaries, free thinkers, and other sundry editors to a DC WikiSalon[edit]

The WikiSalon is a special meetup usually held during the first and third full weeks of every month, from 7 PM to 9 PM. It's an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss Wikimedia wikis 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.

If you're coming by Metro, the closest station is Dupont Circle (on the Red Line). If you're driving, a lot of parking opens up downtown after 6:30 PM, so finding a parking space (even a free one) should be easy. Once you've found the building, go to Cove on the second floor. We will be in the conference room.

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: The Cove, Dupont Circle, 1730 Connecticut Avenue NW, 2nd floor, 20009, DC

For more information, see

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:25, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC's Wonderful meetups[edit]

Wikimedia DC's Upcoming meetups

  • Thursday, September 11: “Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet, One Article at a Time!”
    A presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history. Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street in Laurel, MD. 7 PM.
  • Wednesday, September 17: WikiSalon
    Come for the pizza, stay for the conversation. 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Saturday, September 20: September Meetup
    Get dinner and drinks with fellow Wikipedians! 6 PM
  • Sunday, September 21: Laurel History Edit-a-Thon
    Local history for Wikipedia! 10:15 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28: Please RSVP for the Open Government WikiHack at Eventbrite by clicking on the link. The National Archives and Records Administration and Wikimedia DC are teaming up to come up with solutions that help integrate government data into Wikipedia. 10:30 AM – 5 PM each day

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 22:49, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Cordelia Stanwood[edit]

Hi Doc Tree. I came across your draft for Cordelia Stanwood at User:Doctree/sandbox/Cordelia Stanwood. Thank you for starting that. It looks like with a few minor edits it will be ready to go live, or did you have special plans for it? I'd love to help if there's anything I could do. gobonobo + c 11:05, 17 September 2014 (UTC)