You're invited to the end-of-the-year meetup at Busboys and Poets on Sunday, December 14 at 6 PM. There is Wi-Fi, so bring your computer if you want!
You are also invited to our WikiSalon on Thursday, December 18 at 7 PM.
Hope to see you at our upcoming events!
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For the record.
I looked into it. You are the one who kept changing the Nexus page to be called "New Management". You know I just want to tell you 4 years later, now that in the video games, via the announcers, even the nameplates, the group under CM Punk was OFFICIALLY 'The New Nexus'. So all of those revisions and fight after fight to keep the article under the stupid "New Management" title was for nothing. Myself and I counted the other 23 editors that changed this because your title was incorrect are relieved that your incorrect notion of the title is now void.Don't believe me? I'd love to send you a video of the nameplate of Otunga and Mcguillicuty referred to as The New Nexus, The WWE 12, 13, and 14 games having the option to use "The New Nexus" as a team name, and countless times the announcers called the Nexus under CM Punk The New Nexus, never 'New Management', or simply 'Nexus'....always 'The New Nexus'. So thanks for wasting mine and twenty other peoples times by editing it to read "new Management". That was more annoying than anything and I'm glad I found the self righteous culprit responsible for the travesty. Say it with me buddy....New....Nexus. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Makk3232 (talk • contribs) 20:11, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
- Please bear with me as I am, for all intents and purposes (as evidenced by my edit history over the past couple of years), semi-retired from the English Wikipedia project. With that said, let me see if I understand this correctly: after nearly four years in which time we have never had contact of any form nor in any capacity (and we did not have any prior to that point), you saw it necessary to come to this talk page, and write out the above diatribe.
- You, further, have chosen to engage me for acting with regards to something that I can barely remember. To that end, I perused through almost four calendar years of edits to find the singular edit directly regarding the topic of the title. Within that edit, I asked for the editor whom I reverted to provide the source for their change. While there were indeed other edits where the name was reverted, it was with relation those edits either being in contradictory towards the WikiProject's own-stated Manual of Style, and/or a result of the edits having been made without the usage of a source (whether it be reliable or not); these factors are not mutually exclusive. Some examples of such edits can be seen here, here, here, and here, but are not limited to this sample.
- It should be noted that this brouhaha is related to the name of an article's section, not the name of an article; and that the section name was no longer modified once it had become established and a reliable source was provided for it.
- You also apparently saw fit to engage in belittlement, and petty name calling. Your actions have evidenced that good faith is not on the table. Additionally, your feeling aggrieved by an act that occurred 4 years ago, and choosing to act in this manner over an edit that is no longer relevant to the scope of the article in question, is somewhat disconcerting. Please take a moment to read up on unacceptable talk page behavior, and know that further behavior that demonstrates a desire to continue along this course of action will be reported to the administrators' noticeboard for incidents. 19:04, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
Calling you self rightous is not in violation of good faith, unless you are being overly sensitive to the subject matter. I guess wikipedia doesn't allow for any type of name calling, and for reason alone I apologize, however disagree with you still. Your long winded politically correct explanation is fine but doesn't hold much ground when you evaluate the links provided. Sourcing for the title of sub context is not necessary in all cases, when the change is logical and based on what is provided. Nowhere was I going to find an article "Now The New Nexus". The name simply changed, as simple as that. And for the record ::You also responded in an insulting manner questioning my mindset for calling out your over reactions, and belittling me. Your actions have evidenced that good faith is not on your table either. Please take a moment to read up on unacceptable talk page behavior, and know that further behavior that demonstrates a desire to continue along this course of action will be reported to the administrators' noticeboard for incidents. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Makk3232 (talk • contribs) 19:32, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
- Calling another person self-righteous does indeed demonstrate a lack of good-faith, and is further compounded by the manner in which you chose to carry through your course of action.
- To begin, as previously mentioned, the mere act of hounding the talk page of someone after 4 years is, for all intents and purposes, the very definition of Wikihounding.. This is classifiable as Harrassment.
- Secondly, your non-apology apology further demonstrates your immature manner in approaching interactions on Wikipedia, and the explicitly demonstrated sarcasm in the tone of your response, stating "I guess wikipedia doesn't allow for any type of name calling" flatly demonstrates that you do not understand one of the primary, and oldest policies in place on Wikipedia. One of the very points of the policy with regards to Civility on Wikipedia quite explicitly states, in no uncertain terms, "Avoid name-calling". Compounded with the above, the totality of your actions amount to nothing more than a personal attack.
- To continue, regardless of whether or not the name "simply changed," the standing policy of Wikipedia is that all edits must be verifiable. Verifiability is a core tenet of Wikipedia. In it's opening paragraph, it states the following:
|“||...content is determined by previously published information rather than the beliefs or experiences of its editors. Even if you're sure something is true, it must be verifiable before you can add it.||”|
- I have emphasized the "must" of this statement as it states unambiguously that you must provide a source. It is granted that there is some leeway to be had in these things; and you state that you could not find a source verifying that the new name of the group was "The New Nexus". However, despite that - and what appears to have been a general consensus by other editors who were editing the article in question at the time, you still felt compelled to reject this, and make changes that ran counter to such. This is the very definition of disruptive editing on Wikipedia.
- Finally, you have continued to demonstrate a disregard for etiquette, and further decided to cap your run by flatly copying and pasting the latter portion of my prior reply. At this point, these actions are, in my personal opinion, classifiable as childish and immature. While it may admittedly seem uncivil to say so, I do not desire an apology from you. All I ask is that you please refrain from continuing along your current course of action, and move on. 03:39, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
Museum hacks and museum edits
- February 6–8: The third annual ArtBytes Hackathon at the Walters Art Museum! This year Wikimedia DC is partnering with the Walters for a hack-a-thon at the intersection of art and technology, and I would like to see Wikimedia well represented.
- February 11: The monthly WikiSalon, same place as usual. RSVP on Meetup or just show up!
- February 15: Wiki Loves Small Museums in Ocean City. Mary Mark Ockerbloom, with support from Wikimedia DC, will be leading a workshop at the Small Museum Association Conference on how they can contribute to Wikipedia. Tons of representatives from GLAM institutions will be present, and we are looking for volunteers. If you would like to help out, check out "Information for Volunteers".
I am also pleased to announce events for Wikimedia DC Black History Month with Howard University and NPR. Details on those events soon.
If you have any questions or have any requests, please email me at james.harewikimediadc.org.
See you there! – James Hare
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Wikimedia DC celebrates Black History Month, and more!
Not even a week ago I sent out a message talking about upcoming events in DC. Guess what? There are more events coming up in February.
Now, I am very pleased to announce:
- Tuesday, February 17 from 10 AM to 3 PM there will be #WikiTurgy at the University of Maryland. Join fellow theatre enthusiasts for a “mass act of public dramaturgy!”
- Thursday, February 19 from 10 AM to 4 PM we are hosting the Howard University Black History Edit-a-Thon. We are working in partnership with the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of African-American and African diasporic history.
- Tuesday, February 24 from 6 PM to 8 PM we have the Black History Month “First Edit” at NPR. Help improve Wikipedia and help others make their first edit to Wikipedia!
- Finally, our monthly dinner meetup is on Saturday, February 28.
There is going to be a lot going on, and I hope you can come to some of the events!
If you have any questions or need any special accommodations, please let me know.
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Editing for Women's History in March
I am very excited to announce this month’s events, focused on Women’s History Month:
- Sunday, March 8: Women in the Arts 2015 Edit-a-thon – 10 AM to 4 PM
- Wednesday, March 11: March WikiSalon – 7 PM to 9 PM
- Friday, March 13: NIH Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon – 9 AM to 4 PM
- Saturday, March 21: Women in STEM Edit-a-Thon at DCPL – 12 PM
- Friday, March 27: She Blinded Me with Science, Part III – 10 AM to 4 PM
- Saturday, March 28: March Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
Hope you can make it to an event! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.
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Upcoming attractions in DC
Here are some upcoming DC meetups in April and May:
- Tuesday, April 14: National Archives Hackathon on Wikipedia Space with American University – 2:30-5pm
- See the latest work on the Wikipedia Space exhibit in the new NARA Innovation Hub and brainstorm on new ideas for a public exhibit about Wikipedia
- Friday, April 17: Women in Tech Edit-a-thon with Tech LadyMafia – 5-9pm
- Team up with Tech LadyMafia to improve Wikipedia content on women in the history of technology.
- Saturday, April 25: April Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
- Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
- Friday, May 1: International Labour Day Edit-a-Thon – 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
- An edit-a-thon at the University of Maryland
Hope to see you at these events! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.
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