User talk:Epistemophiliac

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  • I'm really sorry to see this (though I understand the feeling) and I deeply hope that nothing I did contributed to your need to take a break. You're one of the finest editors associated with the education program, a voice of reason. Best wishes, MathewTownsend (talk) 03:12, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
Mathew, as much fun as our discussions have been - no please do not consider my absence anything to do with your actions - if anything they are simply the product of certain frustrations that I share with you. Epistemophiliac (talk) 03:38, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


Hi, I hope that you have a restful wikibreak and come back feeling better. Pine(talk) 09:54, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank you Pine. Epistemophiliac (talk) 03:38, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Welcome back[edit]

Welcome back from break. Many things have happened in your absence, I think mainly for the good. Pine 06:31, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for the welcome back, it was nice to get away from wikipedia for a month and take the chance to settle into my new home on the west coast. Epistemophiliac (talk) 05:25, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

pdx wiknic[edit]

Thanks for posting a wiknic, the fundamental requirement for organization. I went to go put it on my calendar, but I was stumped as to the time. Perhaps suggest that too? —EncMstr (talk) 03:00, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

somewhat randomly picked noon, and posted it. Epistemophiliac (talk) 03:42, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Great American Wiknic Barnstar[edit]

A Barnstar!
Great American Wiknic Barnstar

You are awarded this mighty Great American Wiknic Barnstar for your valorous efforts in helping to organize the 2012 Great American Wiknic in the great city of Portland. -—Pharos (talk) 21:18, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes Portland photo event[edit]

Sign up here: Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes America/Portland :)--Pharos (talk) 12:23, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Tehran Stock Exchange[edit]

Hello, Epistemophiliac. As a courtesy, I thought I would give you a "heads up" concerning the Tehran Stock Exchange article that you worked on, some time ago. I am giving serious consideration to undertaking an (individual) Good Article Reassessment (GAR). I would agree that the article is good is some aspects, with broad scope, nice graphics and numerous references (although my initial review indicates that some may be dead links, or are not from reliable sources). But the quality of writing is poor, most likely originating with a non-native speaker, with numerous unsupported and, frankly, meaningless statements. The faux financial terminology reads like a machine translation. I am concerned that it is simply not the sort of work that we should be promoting as a Wikipedia Good Article.

If you have a moment, would you mind sharing your thoughts? Perhaps time has given you a perspective on the matter, which would be helpful in this evaluation. Gulbenk (talk) 01:30, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassadors update[edit]

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--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 20:56, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia edit-thon: Saturday, February 9, 2013[edit]

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You're invited to the upcoming Wikipedia edit-athon, scheduled for Saturday, February 9 from 2–5pm in Old Town. Sponsored by Wiki Strategies and Prichard Communications, the event will begin with an introduction to Wikipedia, followed by an edit-a-thon focused on Portland's food scene, all things that "Keep Portland Weird", and local startup businesses.
Details and signup here!

Hope to see you there! --Another Believer (Talk) 16:58, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

2013 Portland Wiknic![edit]

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You're invited to the upcoming "Wiknic", scheduled for Saturday, June 22.
In typical Wikipedia fashion, you can help decide the location. Details and signup here!

Hope you are able to attend! --Another Believer (Talk) 17:17, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes Portland 2013![edit]

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You're invited to participate in the upcoming "Wikipedia Takes Portland" campaign, to be held during the month of September. The local campaign occurs annually in conjunction with Wikipedia Takes America and Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States. Photographing sites included on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the main focus of Wikipedia Takes Portland. In typical Wikipedia fashion, you can work individually or create a team.
Details and signup here!

--Another Believer (Talk) 15:21, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia edit-athon at Portland Art Museum[edit]

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You're invited to attend the upcoming "Wiki Loves Libraries" edit-athon. The event will be held from 1–4pm on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Family Library, located on the second floor of the Museum's Mark Building (formerly the Masonic Temple).
The edit-athon will focus on the local arts community (but you can work on other topics as well!). It will also kick off the Oregon Arts Project, an on-wiki initiative to improve coverage of the arts in Oregon. Details and signup here!

--Another Believer (Talk) 04:17, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Just a reminder about this weekend's event! --Another Believer (Talk) 16:18, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Meetup in Vancouver, WA[edit]

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You are invited to attend the upcoming "Wiki Loves Libraries" edit-athon. The event will be held from 2:30–4:30pm on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Vancouver Community Library (901 C Street) in Vancouver, Washington. The edit-athon will focus on creating and expanding articles related to Vancouver and Clark County. Details and signup here!

--Another Believer (Talk) 16:35, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

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You are invited to an upcoming WikiWednesday meetup![edit]

Hi Epistemophiliac, you are invited to come meet fellow wiki enthusiasts at WikiWednesday, a series of meetups for fans of Wikipedia, PortlandWiki, and wikis in general. If you are interested in attending, we will be meeting at NedSpace (619 SW 11th Avenue, Suite 250, at the corner of SW 11th and Morrison) at 6pm on Wednesday, May 21. You would be welcome to work on Wikipedia articles of your choosing, or other preferred wikis. I'll be there to help out. Hope to see you there! (Feel free to RSVP on my talk page or here.) --Another Believer (Talk) 23:20, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

You are invited! Wiki Loves Pride

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In Portland, there are two ways to contribute. One is a photography campaign called "Pride PDX", for pictures related to LGBT culture and history. The Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, June 21 from noon–4pm at Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 236 at Portland State University. Prior Wikipedia editing is not required; assistance will be available the day of the event. Attendees should bring their own laptops and cords.

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Feminist+Queer Art Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Saturday, September 13, Portland, Oregon[edit]


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