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Welcome!

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Copyright problem: Ernest T. Cragg[edit]

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Re: Ernest T. Cragg's biography[edit]

Re: Removal...: I've taken the tags down. The issues appear to be fixed, but you didn't need me to do it. All it takes is a reasonable effort to fix the tagged issues. • Gene93k (talk) 19:00, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Edward "Porky" Cragg edit question[edit]

Sure, the infobox contained 2 died criteria which was causing the death date and age to not show up. I hope that helps but please let me know if you need anything else--Kumioko (talk) 17:50, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Anti-Vandalism Barnstar[edit]

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For your efforts to keep the riff-raff from messing up the featured article about West Point, I award you RickK's Anti-Vandalism Barnstar. Thanks.  Ahodges7   talk 01:32, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Wooly Mammoth[edit]

Not bad; you weren't stringent enough, though, in removing the string of tiny snippets from articles about them. That kind of thing is discouraged because of the obvious problems in selecting only the most favorable wording. --Orange Mike | Talk 13:53, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

The address is pretty much standard in an infobox. --Orange Mike | Talk 16:51, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company[edit]

Hello! I liked the article but I hope you don't mind my cleaning it up a bit. Be careful about leaving wide gaps in the text, which was happening due to the placement of the photo of the theater interior. By shifting it to the left, I was able to eliminate the unsightly stretch of whiteness that was dividing the article.

I also removed the image of one of the productions. Wikipedia rules about the use of images are very stringent, and admittedly I don't always understand them. I do know an image of a stage production or a screenshot is appropriate in the article about the play or film, but elsewhere it's considered unnecessary window-dressing and sooner or later is deleted.

I consolidated a couple of the sections and fixed all your references.

Good luck with your articles devoted to DC theatre. I'm sure they will be a welcome addition to Wikipedia. LiteraryMaven (talkcontrib) 19:54, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Ed, I'm glad you found the changes I made helpful. As far as standards defining the importance of an article, I honestly don't know if any exist. What I tend to do is look at the overall picture and ask myself, where does this article fit among all those that fall into its category, in this case theatre? If you consider everything that falls within the so-called "jurisdiction" of the theatre project, the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company ranks on the low side. However, I really wouldn't worry about how you've ranked anything. I have a feeling not too many people pay attention to this. The important thing is to make sure your facts are accurate and properly referenced and the article meets notability guidelines, which Woolly Mammoth certainly does. I hope you have fun with Wikipedia! LiteraryMaven (talkcontrib) 16:27, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Your relatives[edit]

The two articles on your relatives are interesting. But I suggest you format them with inline citations, which is the standard. RlevseTalk 12:07, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

see my talk page. Keep discussion there. RlevseTalk 20:36, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Test / Cache Area[edit]

[1]


{{helpme}} How do I center (or right justify) the entries in the above table cells?

You put style="text-align:center;<./code> onto the first line, so it says;
{|class="wikitable"  border="1" style="text-align:center;"

It will then render like this;
2009 Festival Dear Sara Jane by Victor Lodato* Farragut North by Beau Willimon Fifty Words by Michael Weller The History of Light by Eisa Davis* Yankee Tavern by Steven Dietz
2008 Festival The Overwhelming by J. T. Rogers Pig Farm by Greg Kotis Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond A View of the Harbor by Richard Dresser* WRECKS by Neil LaBute
2006 Festival Augusta by Richard Dresser* Jazzland by Keith Glover** Mr. Marmalade by Noah Haidle Sex, Death, and the Beach Baby by Kim Merrill*
2005 Festival The God of Hell by Sam Shepard American Tet by Lydia Stryk* Sonia Flew by Melinda Lopez Father Joy by Sheri Wilner* Augusta by Richard Dresser+ Jazzland by Keith Glover++ On the Verge or The Geography of Yearning by Eric Overmyer~
2004 Festival Homeland Security by Stuart Flack Flag Day by Lee Blessing* Rounding Third by Richard Dresser The Rose of Corazon: A Texas Songplay by Keith Glover** Amazing by Brooke Berman~ Father Joy by Sheri Wilner+
2003 Festival Whores by Lee Blessing* The Last Schwartz by Deborah Zoe Laufer Bright Ideas by Eric Coble Wilder by Erin Cressida Wilson Flag Day by Lee Blessing+ The Clandestine Crossing by Keith Glover+
2002 Festival Thief River by Lee Blessing Silence of God by Catherine Filloux** The Late Henry Moss by Sam Shepard Orange Flower Water by Craig Wright* Rounding Third by Richard Dresser+ Melissa Arctic by Craig Wright+
2001 Festival Tape by Stephen Belber The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa by John Olive* The Occupation" by Harry Newman* The Pavilion by Craig Wright Carol Mulroney by Stephen Belber+ Orange Flower Water by Craig Wright+ Silence of God by Catherine Filloux++
2000 Festival Hunger by Sheri Wilner* Mary and Myra by Catherine Filloux* Miss Golden Dreams A Play Cycle by Joyce Carol Oates* Something in the Air by Richard Dresser
For more help, see Help:Table.  Chzz  ►  12:52, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Wikimedia Commons image access help needed.[edit]

{{helpme}}

I just successfully (apparently) uploaded "Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company PWYC Line a panorama.jpg" to the Wikimedia Commons and tried to access it in the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company article without success using the command: [[Image:Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company PWYC Line a panorama|left|thumb||Woolly Mammoth PWYC Line]] which yielded

What am I missing?

Thanks in advance

ed

Woolly Mammoth PWYC Line

Answer You're missing the filename extension, the ".jpg" part.

The file is called, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company PWYC Line a panorama.jpg.

Therefore, you need;

[[Image:Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company PWYC Line a panorama.jpg|left|thumb||Woolly Mammoth PWYC Line]]

Which will display as shown here.

Cheeers,  Chzz  ►  16:03, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

rename logo image file[edit]

{{adminhelp}} How do I rename SigArkLogo.gif which I just uploaded to a less cryptic SignatureTheatreArlingtonVirginiaArk logo.gif

Thank you

ed

I believe only administrators may move files. Therefore, I have called for {{adminhelp}}. Intelligentsiumreview 01:08, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Hersfold (t/a/c) 01:15, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Washington Stage Guild[edit]

The article you recently submitted on the Washington Stage Guild was... it was practically empty. I considered deleting it (as "not an article"), but you've been around for a while and have a reasonably decent track record, so... here, it's in your userspace. Fix it here, and when you think it's done, let me know; if I agree, I'll move it back into mainspace. DS (talk) 14:51, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Military Person Info box[edit]

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I am attempting my first edit of an article based exclusively on research with no personal knowledge.

The article is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_G._Leiser

I can only find a year of birth, date of death, and age. (Not date of birth)

in the Infobox Military Person i attempted to fudge the birth date using: died= October 17, 2009(2009-10-17) (aged 81)

This yielded the correct age and birth year but yielded the error: Missing required parameter 1=month! , 1927(1927-Missing required parameter 1=month!-00) – October 17, 2009 (aged 81). I assume this has to do with the fact I didn't list a month in the date of birth.

Is there anyway to get an appropriate infobox entry given birth year, death date, and age?

thanks in advance

ed

  • Unfortunately, that particular infobox has to have the full date of birth. I would suggest that it is left commented out until the DoB can be found - the date of death is already in the article. -- PhantomSteve (Contact Me, My Contribs) 18:50, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
I have added the full date of birth.  Ilyushka88  talk  18:52, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Incidently, if you use material from af.mil (which is allowed, as it's in the Public Domain), it is a good idea to add {{Air Force}} in the references, as I have in the Louis G. Leiser article. The Air Force are OK with anyone using their material, but want to be acknowledged, which is what {{Air Force}} does! Regards, -- PhantomSteve (Contact Me, My Contribs) 19:57, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Assistance with Article Section Heads needed[edit]

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I have been making contributions to the Synetic Theater (Arlington, Virginia) article.

I have entered "Current Season Productions" and "Recent Productions" sections. I have provided a single citation for each section. However when I locate the citation on the section name, the citation superscript shows up in the font of the section heading. Is there a way to reduce citation superscript size to the normal size? or is there a preferred location for section wide citations?

You probably should not put the note directly on the header. IN the text is preferred. Intelligentsium 04:13, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:WashingtonStageGuild logo.gif[edit]

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Picture licensing Question[edit]

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I have a picture taken in 1944 of Maj Edward Cragg being awarded 9 medals, including the DSC. Since it was taken in the SW Pacific, I assume it was taken by a AAF photographer and is public.

1) is this a valid assumption 2) When I upload it to place on the Edward "Porky" Cragg website, what licensing should I use?

ed

I suggest you re-post you question at WP:MCQ - That is specially for this type of problem.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 22:12, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Theatre Newsletter - February 2010[edit]

Date of death, Jeanne M. Holm[edit]

Where did you get the date of death for Holm? I have not been able to find an online death announcement. Binksternet (talk) 16:58, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

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Help with Vandalism needed[edit]

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Over the last several days some one has been regularly removing references from Synetic Theater (Arlington, Virginia) with no justification. I have been "undoing" the vandalism. Do I have any options beyond vigilance and undoing?

ed Ecragg (talk) 15:41, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Yes - request temporary 'semi-protection' to prevent unregistered users from editing it for a bit. WP:RPP.  Chzz  ►  16:01, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
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Need to delete uploaded files[edit]

{{helpme}}

I need to delete two files STC logo.gif and ShakespeareTheatreCompanyLogo.jpg‎. I made mistakes in uploading them and have corrected the mistakes in the file ShakespeareTheatreCompanyLogo.gif‎. I can not figure out how to delete the erroneous files. Could someone help?

Thanks

ed

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ecragg (talkcontribs) 03:56, 14 January 2011

Yes check.svg Done Deleted under WP:CSD criteria as 'user requested'. Cheers,  Chzz  ►  04:22, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

P.S. Please ~~~~sign stuff, so we know it's you asking :-)  Chzz  ►  04:23, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

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Uploading a new version of a picture[edit]

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Earlier today I uploaded the File Lansburgh Theatre Washington DC.jpg for use in the Shakespeare Theatre Company article. It is a 5x7 portrait image, and upon further consideration of it's appearance in the article, I decided that a 5x5 image would be more appropriate. I have recropped the original image but cannot find a way to replace the uploaded image. Is it possible to upload a new version of an image, or must I upload it as a new image?

thanks ed Ecragg (talk) 19:04, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

There is a link Upload a new version of this file about three quarters of the way down the description page on Commons. I confess that I have never used that function, but that should be it. I believe that Commons has their own version of WP:AUTOCONFIRM - if your account over there is very new, you will need someone over there to take care of it for you. - 2/0 (cont.) 19:42, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Page Moving Etiquette[edit]

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I would like to move the page Shakespeare Theatre Company to Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington, D.C.)

The reasons are 1) there are many Shakespeare related theatres and Companies in the world and the Washington one should be distinguished from others 2) The new name would conform to the naming convention of the other theater pages associated with Washington DC region such as:

   * Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.)
   * Studio Theatre (Washington D.C.)
   * National Theatre (Washington, D.C.)
   * Lincoln Theatre (Washington, D.C.)

I have posted the suggestion on Talk:Shakespeare Theatre Company

questions:

1) How long should I wait for comments on Talk:Shakespeare Theatre Company before moving the page

2) Are there any other steps I should take before moving the page

ed

Ecragg (talk) 21:43, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Why not got for a requested move - then there is less likelihood of complaining later - a comment on an article talk page may not be seen for a while, but a requested move ends up in a list that plenty of editors browse, and you may get more comments. The move stays in place for a fixed time, then it gets moved (if the consensus is to move). See WP:RM, leave me a note if you struggle to set it up.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 21:52, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
Quick cut and paste for you...

Create a section at the bottom of the talk page of the page you want to be moved. It should be formatted like this:

== Requested move ==
{{subst:move|NewName}} Place here your rationale for the proposed page name change, ideally referring to applicable naming convention policies and guidelines.--~~~~

Wiki formatting help needed[edit]

{{helpme}}

Good Evening

I have been going over editing instructions and am unable to find a way to do two things:

1) adjust the line spacing (so that lists would not have so much white space between individual lines)

2) merge vertically two cells in a table (so that a first table entry can apply to two or more rows of the table)


Are these tasks doable?

Thanks

ed

Ecragg (talk) 23:26, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Anything is possible :-)

Lists[edit]

For lists, normally we use an asterisk (*) at the start of all lines;

*Apple
*Banana
*Sausage

...produces...

  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Sausage

That makes a 'standard list'.

If you wanted less white-space than that, then it could be done - using a span tag, or smaller font; but all those things would result in a 'non-standard' layout, and might cause Usability problems.

But, yes; anything can be done; whether it should be done is another matter.

<span style="line-height: 1px;">
Apple

Banana

Sausage
</span>
</div>

...produces...

Apple

Banana

Sausage

...but using that type of thing in an article would be a bad idea. For one thing, it'd appear differently in different browsers.

Tables[edit]

To span columns, you use 'colspan'.

{| 
! First header
! Second header
|-
| First column
| Second column
|-
| colspan="2" | Spanning both columns
|}

...produces...

First header Second header
First column Second column
Spanning both columns

For more info on that, see Help:Table.

Please use another {{helpme}} if that doesn't answer. Cheers,  Chzz  ►  00:06, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

P.S. Oh, bugger; you meant rows, not columns? Same thing, more or less, with 'rowspan';

{| 
! First header
! Second header
|-
| First column
| Second column
|-
| rowspan="2" | Sausage
| Banana
|-
|Apple
|}

...produces...

First header Second header
First column Second column
Sausage Banana
Apple

 Chzz  ►  00:11, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Request photo file rename[edit]

I just uploaded http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SyneticTheatreMasterAndMargarita.jpg

I have forwarded the necessary documentation granting me permission to upload the photo under a (CC BY-SA 3.0) license to both permissions-en@wikimedia.org with a cc the copyright holder. I received a request from the copyright holder to rename the file to SyneticTheaterMasterAndMargarita.jpg

(ie replace the re in theatre with er)

Could someone make these fixes for me?

Thanks

ed


Ecragg (talk) 17:58, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. To keep everything straight, you should probably tell permissions-en@wikimedia.org. JohnCD (talk) 18:07, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, and one other request

I mistyped the source copyright holder's name: It is GRAEME not GRAMENE

ed

Ecragg (talk) 18:16, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

I can't fix that in the edit summary where you uploaded it, but I've fixed it in the "summary" section above. JohnCD (talk) 21:15, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

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Shakespeare Theatre Company[edit]

Hi, thanks for your note. I see what you mean about wanting to give readers a sense of the company. Hmmm, I put "Classic Theater" to give an overview of the whole section, and also because the first paragraph following the header stated their "mission of classic theater". Then there was a list of directors, before getting to the listing of productions in recent seasons and artists. Maybe "Mission and Productions" to cover both aspects? Isn't it a given that they are doing "Theatrical Works"? It's up to you. Excellent article and ambition to cover Washington theater companies.Parkwells (talk) 17:18, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

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I invite your input on Talk:United States Military Academy[edit]

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Archives of American Art Backstage Pass! - You are invited!
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The Smithsonian is hosting its first Backstage Pass at the Archives of American Art on Friday, July 29. 10 Wikimedians will experience the behind the scenes aspects of archiving the world's largest collection of documents and photographs related to American art. After a complimentary lunch, an edit-a-thon will take place and prizes will be awarded. Followed by an evening happy hour. We hope you'll participate! SarahStierch (talk) 14:15, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

GLAM-Wiki Baltimore meetup[edit]

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The WikiProject National Archives Newsletter[edit]

The first ever WikiProject National Archives newsletter has been published. Please read on to find out what we're up to and how to help out! There are many opportunities for getting more involved. Dominic·t 21:22, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

DC Meetup, July 29[edit]

DC Meetup 21 - Who should come? You should. Really.
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DC MEETUP 21 is July 29! This meet up will involve Wikipedians from the area as well as Wiki-loving GLAM professionals. See you Friday! SarahStierch (talk) 16:32, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Saw your note about not being able to attend the Meetup. I do hope your son travels safely and makes an equally safe and speedy return! SarahStierch (talk) 18:36, 25 July 2011 (UTC)


TAC Officer[edit]

Sorry, I don't edit much right now as I've deployed to Afghanistan. As for your "TAC officer" question, the answer is that it is short for "Tactical Officer", which is a traditional title from years gone by. It is highly likely that someone thought of a nifty acroymn out of TAC, and might even use it in briefings to parents since everything in the Army is supposed to have a meaning, but the reality is that for probably more than 100 years it has just been shorthand for "Tactical". --  Ahodges7   talk 23:30, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

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

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US-NARA-Seal.svg On Saturday, August 6, the National Archives is hosting a Wikipedia meetup, backstage pass tour, and edit-a-thon in College Park, Maryland. Meet staff and fellow Wikipedians, go behind the scenes at the National Archives, help digitize documents, and edit together! Dominic·t 21:22, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

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

DC Meetup 23 & Annual Membership Meeting

Wikimedia District of Columbia, the newest officially recognized chapter, is holding its Annual Membership Meeting at 1pm on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library.

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Agenda items include:

  • election of the Board of Directors for the next two years
  • approval of a budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year
  • report on the activities and accomplishments of the past year
  • social gathering afterwards at a nearby restaurant

Candidate nominations are open until 11:59pm EDT on Saturday, September 24. We encourage you to consider being a candidate. (see see candidate instructions)

The meeting is open to both the general public and members from within the DC-MD-VA-WV-DE region and beyond. We encourage everyone to attend!

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DC-area Meetup, Saturday, October 8[edit]

National Archives Backstage Pass - Who should come? You should. Really.
US-NARA-Seal.svg You are invited to the National Archives in College Park for a special backstage pass and scanathon meetup with Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, on Saturday, October 8. Go behind the scenes and into the stacks at the National Archives, help digitize documents, and edit together! Free catered lunch provided! Dominic·t 16:07, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

You're invited! Wikipedia Loves Libraries DC[edit]

Wikipedia Loves Libraries DC & edit-a-thon
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Wikipedia Loves Libraries comes to DC on Saturday, November 5th, from 1-5pm, at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library.

We will be holding an edit-a-thon, working together to improve Wikipedia content related to DC history, arts, civil rights, or whatever suits your interests. There may also be opportunities to help with scanning historic photos plus some swag!

You're invited and we hope to see you there!

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help with my page[edit]

Hi, I'm a student at Clemson University and for my english assignment we need to edit a wikipedia page and get feed back from other wikipedians. I've been working on the St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School page and I was wondering if you had any suggestions or comments for me. Thank you so much. Surrey3601 (talk) 01:37, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

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

Fine Art Edit-a-Thon & Meetup - Who should come? You should. Really.
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FINE ART EDIT-A-THON & DC MEETUP 26 is December 17! The Edit-a-Thon will cover fine art subjects from the Federal Art Project and the meet up will involve Wikipedians from the area as well as Wiki-loving GLAM professionals. You don't have to attend both to attend one (but we hope you do!) Click the link above and sign up & spread the word! See you there! SarahStierch (talk) 17:21, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

National Archives ExtravaSCANza[edit]

You are invited to the National Archives ExtravaSCANza, taking place every day next week from January 4–7, Wednesday to Saturday, in College Park, Maryland (Washington, DC metro area). Come help me cap off my stint as Wikipedian in Residence at the National Archives with one last success!

This will be a casual working event in which Wikipedians are getting together to scan interesting documents at the National Archives related to a different theme each day—currently: spaceflight, women's suffrage, Chile, and battleships—for use on Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons. The event is being held on multiple days, and in the evenings and weekend, so that as many locals and out-of-towners from nearby regions1 as possible can come. Please join us! Dominic·t 01:16, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

1 Wikipedians from DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, New York City, and Pittsburgh have been invited.

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You're invited to DC Meetup #28![edit]

DC Meetup #28: March 10 at Capitol City Brewery
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DC Wikipedia meetup #28 is on Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 7pm on at Capitol City Brewery in downtown DC. (11th & H St NW).

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You're invited: Smithsonian Institution Women in Science Edit-a-Thon![edit]

Who should come? You should. Really.
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She Blinded Me with Science: Smithsonian Women in Science Edit-a-Thon will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Smithsonian Archives in Washington, D.C. This edit-a-thon will focus on improving and writing Wikipedia content about women from the Smithsonian who contributed to the sciences. It will be followed by a happy hour meetup! We look forward to seeing you there!

Sarah (talk) 22:45, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner[edit]

Wikimedia DC.svg Please join us for a Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner on Saturday, May 5. This will be a great opportunity to meet other Wikimedians from the DC area, discuss upcoming Wikimedia DC activities and events, and have fun over dinner and drinks. All ages are welcome! Kirill [talk] 04:00, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

You're invited: Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-thon![edit]

S. Dillon Ripley & Uncle Beazley.jpg Please join us for the second Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-thon! This event will focus on Smithsonian history including the history of the Institution's museums, archives, research centers and the people behind them. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the Archives, work within them & with staff, and learn more about the world's largest museum complex. We hope you'll join us on Friday, May 25. Please sign up here! Sarah (talk) 21:43, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
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You're invited to Masterpiece Museum Edit-a-Thon![edit]

"Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
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The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Wikimedia DC present the "Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon. Drawing from their vast vaults of art, the caretakers of the Smithsonian American Art Museum have meticulously drawn forth canvas jewels to import into Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia articles. The museum directors and staff are excited about this project, and would love to have experienced Wikimedians help in the effort! Kirill [talk] 17:59, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

When
  • August 10, 2012, 10 AM - 4 PM
Where
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, 7th & F St NW, Washington, DC
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cross language wikification[edit]

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I would like to make a wikilink to http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carole_Fr%C3%A9chette. There is no en.wikipedia equivalent.

Is this possible? If so, how do I do it?

Thanks

ed

Ecragg (talk) 17:42, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

You can use [[:fr:Carole Fréchette|]] to produce Carole Fréchette. Cheers, Bovlb (talk) 19:05, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

401st Fighter Squadron[edit]

I reverted it. I looked at the viewership of the article and it was hardly even looked at. As the units share the same lineage and history, did not think it would even be noticed :) However it was and not a problem. I'll update the 401st with a link to the 173d Take care :) Bwmoll3 (talk)

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries[edit]

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries is part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries 2012, the second annual continent-wide campaign to bring Wikipedia and libraries together with on-site events. Running this fall through October and November, libraries (and archives) will open their doors to help build a lasting relationship with their local Wikipedian community.

Organized by Wikimedia DC, this event will take place on October 12, 2012, and will include new editor training, a "backstage pass" tour of the National Museum of Natural History, and an edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Kirill [talk] 18:43, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Should "Napalm" recipe be deleted?[edit]

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Could a senior Wikipedia editor look at the Napalm history. Specifically a editor named ‎Communistraptor has added a very simple recipe for napalm which I don't think should be there, but I can't cite any reason for deleting it.

Thanks

ed

Ecragg (talk) 03:56, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

I removed it since it was original research. LegoKontribsTalkM 04:15, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

DC Meetup #33[edit]

December 10 is Ada Lovelace's birthday! Not only was she the world's first computer programmer, but also the world's first female open source developer! Come celebrate with Wikimedia District of Columbia at Busboys & Poets for an informal get together!

The Washington, DC event will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Busboys & Poets on 5th St NW & K St NW near Mt Vernon Square. The area is easily accessible by the Red Line Chinatown stop and the Yellow Line and Green Line Mt Vernon Square stop, as well as by WMATA buses.

Kirill [talk] 14:18, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

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

Please join Wikimedia DC and four other local media nonprofits—the National Press Club's Young Members Committee, 100Reporters, IRE and the Fund for Investigative Journalism—in winding down another year with a night of well-mannered frivolity.

The festivities will take place on Friday evening from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the Zenger Room on the 13th Floor of the National Press Club, located on 529 14th Street NW, near Metro Center. There will be meat and vegetarian appetizers as well as a cash bar with specially reduced drink prices all night long. In addition, we will be exhibiting the finalists of the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest at the event.

Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 04:42, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Relationship (if any) between www.issawiki.org/wiki/index.php?title=Angelo_Miele_%28emeritus%29,_Argentina,_United_States and Wikipedia[edit]

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Good Evening.

http://www.issawiki.org/wiki/index.php?title=Angelo_Miele_%28emeritus%29,_Argentina,_United_States contains information on a Dr Angelo Miele, a professor emeritus at Rice University. I think this information should be in Wikipedia, and if it were, I would expand on it.

What would be the easiest way to incorporate this info into a Wikipedia article or should I just plan to write an article from scratch?


ed

Ecragg (talk) 02:05, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Interesting one. The text at issawiki (which, whilst a wiki that apparently uses Wikimedia software, does not appear to be related to the Wikipedia project) is released under the Creative Commons Public Domain licence, which is no longer in use - I'm not sure it would be entirely compatible with Wikipedia's licensing anyway, so I'd recommend writing from scratch. The source used at issawiki (this one) has loads of info, but you'll need one or two more references to get the article past the notability threshold. Hope this helps. Yunshui  10:05, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Cite tool on editing toolbar[edit]

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Good Evening

There used to be a cite tool on the editing tool bar which has disappeared. Does anybody know if it is gone for good, or is there a way I can get to it while editing

Thanks

ed

--Ecragg (talk) 23:33, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

There is Prove It, it's a reference tool that goes on the toolbar. You can easily install and update it too. Hope this helps, Face-smile.svg- dain- talk    01:12, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

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) 02:28, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

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

Hi Ecragg, 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) 19:10, 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] 14:04, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

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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) 23:19, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Louisiana Writer Award[edit]

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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] 19:08, 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] 20:13, 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] 23:14, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

May 2013[edit]

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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] 18:28, 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) 00:54, 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] 11:59, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

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developing revert/flame war on Orphan Black / Talk:Orphan Black[edit]

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Good Afternoon

I would like to request that an administrative editor look into a developing revert/flame war concerning WP:RED WP:NOTRED.

The issue is to what extent actors in the TV Series who are not in Wikipedia should be red linked

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Ecragg (talk) 20:19, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

If you are having a content dispute then the place to go is WP:DISPUTE  Ronhjones  (Talk) 22:00, 6 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.

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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] 20:19, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Join us this Sunday for the Great American Wiknic![edit]

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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!

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July 2013[edit]

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You're Invited: Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the Smithsonian[edit]

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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.

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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] 04:33, 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] 12:09, 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] 19:29, 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] 15:28, 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] 06:25, 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] 02:42, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Need to speedy delete File:MA Shield Complete.jpg from Wikimedia Commons[edit]

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An administrator at the Massanutten Academy (formerly Massanutten Military Academy) uploaded the new school shield and logo and out of ignorance released it mistakenly under CC BY-SA 3.0 The file is MA Shield Complete.jpg in Wikimedia Commons

After consulting with the school, I have reuploaded it to Wikipedia as The Massanutten Academy Shield.jpg under fair use.

How can I arrange for the speedy deletion of the original file from Wikipedia Commons?

Thank you

ed

Ecragg (talk) 14:46, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

I have tagged it for deletion on the Commons and it should be deleted pretty soon. -- Diannaa (talk) 18:54, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Michael Kahn (theatre director)[edit]

Just in case you haven't yet read my comments to you on my talk page: I have revised the article to try to reflect your comments. I will not further edit the article, unless I am asked. (Nice job on DC theatres, by the way, I am in Maryland and like to see these articles.)Flami72 (talk) 15:05, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Happy New Year Ecragg![edit]

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Happy New Year!
Hello Ecragg:
Thanks for all of your contributions to improve the encyclopedia for Wikipedia's readers, and have a happy and enjoyable New Year! Cheers, BusterD (talk) 06:17, 1 January 2014 (UTC)


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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)

Re: your revert of my edit on the Ender's Game film article[edit]

Can you please explain why the spoiler (seems we're both on the same page that it is a spoiler) is appropriate, because of "the fact he's a character"?

Nothing in the cast section gives the fact that he survived away. Further, Wikipedia readers might stop reading the plot section after the first paragraph (or the article altogether) if they decide they don't want to have the plot spoiled for them. They won't necessarily go to the cast section and the point were moot even if they did.

The Wikipedia content guideline page on spoilers mentions that "[w]hen including spoilers, editors should make sure that an encyclopedic purpose is being served". I honestly don't see the encyclopedic purpose of spoiling the fact that Mazer Rackham survived in the first paragraph, when anyone who's curious about the story can just keep reading until they hit paragraph 6 to find out that he survived.

I happened to read the article shortly after seeing the scene with Rackham's reveal, but could have just as well read it prior to that.

I realize this is all very convoluted, but I figured it would be considered rude if I just reverted your revert without an explanation.

Thranduil (talk) 20:34, 26 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)

You're welcome![edit]

I just thought I'd supply Blackfriars Playhouse with the same kind of info I supplied for its new English twin, which just opened last month in London. - Aegoceras (talk) 12:18, 6 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)

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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A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png Hey there! Thanks for your appreciation for my adding Michael Kahn to the American Theater Hall of Fame inductees category. And here's a brownie for you as a show of appreciation. Enjoy your day! Mr. Brain (talk) 00:13, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

License tagging for File:Studio Theatre Washington D C.jpeg[edit]

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For help in choosing the correct tag, or for any other questions, leave a message on Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. Thank you for your cooperation. --ImageTaggingBot (talk) 19:05, 22 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.


Best,

James Hare

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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!

Best,

James Hare

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Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]

Greetings!

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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?

Best,

James Hare

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

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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!

Best,

James Hare

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

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Greetings!

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!

Best,

James Hare

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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 http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205494212/ 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 http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205500822/


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)

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