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Vandal[edit]

202.27.222.162 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · nuke contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) has been blocked for 3 hours. I tried to keep it somewhat short as it is a shared IP address. Keep keeping an eye out and thanks for posting at AIV. Your friendy admin, ¡Dustimagic! (T/C) 22:43, 2 April 2006 (UTC).

Welcome.......to the Welcome committee![edit]

You might want to add a welcome committee userbox to your page, or if you're anti-userbox, just show it by welcoming newbies. I've created a template at {{User:Ikiroid/helpfulpages}} that you can use. There are also multiple welcome templates you can use. Pass on the welcome!--The ikiroid (talk/parler/hablar/paroli/说/話) 23:52, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Test Edit[edit]

Anon test edit.

Film History[edit]

Thank you for your invite. I am pretty much a film noir historian, and just added some corrections and additions to the American Mutoscope and Biograph Compnay, an old silent film company's article. I noticed 3 million+ corrections, but there were still some incorrect references, probably oversights. I am also working on others soon.

Thanks, and please feel free to let me know any other information.

DanP101:)

IP vandalism[edit]

Hi GChriss. Thanks for messaging me about this. I don't know if anything's really become of it. You'd probably know if another admin blocked the whole IP range for Penn State. The Vincent Gallo article gets edited by a lot of IPs; you could check to see if the same zealot(s) are still active there. If so, talking to your network security expert might be a good idea. If I come across any persistent vandalism from this IP range again, I'll let you know. Cheers! --Fang Aili 說嗎? 03:27, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Wikimania :)[edit]

Hey there! Glad to see you registered for Wikimania. Are you done with your term yet? I have some questions and thoughts for you; the Harvard cross-dept computing group is getting excited about wikis. How is everything going at Penn [State]? Hope all's well, and send [...]

Cheers, +sj + 20:36, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Hey GChriss, sorry I haven't gotten back to you. Finals week was surprisingly busy for me (my parents came up at the end of the week for the volleyball tournament), so I wasn't able to meet up with you. I'm starting work on Monday so hopefully I'll be able to figure out soon whether or not it's going to be possible for me to get to Wikimania this year. I'll let you know. --Spangineer[es] (háblame) 13:13, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for voting in my RfA![edit]

Taking a moment to say thanks for voting in my RfA! Thanks for the kind words; the nomination didn't gain support but I'm happy to have accepted it! - Amgine 21:00, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

Whoa, how did you find me?[edit]

Did you look for every Wikipedia page linking to Penn State? I'm just surprised that you found me. I will not be going to Penn State until the fall of 2006, but thanks for the early welcome!

Begreen 18:12, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

I do what I can ;-) GChriss 22:53, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

Hey GChriss[edit]

Glad you like the template I am using for welcoming. Welcoming has been one of my approaches to the community and developing a strong encylcopedia. I find that welcomes with a great deal of information are most useful and generally appear to be most appreciated. I did not create the whole thing, I borrowed parts, not much unlike you are now usig it now. Like everything in wikipedia, none of us own anything. Actually, the fact that we share and collaborate as we do is a major draw for me to work/play here. Thanks for your kind words and for the good work you are doing. Best, -- Kukini 04:08, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Zapata Corporation[edit]

I just now saw your comment on my page, about Zapata Corporation. Looks like this article is about to go through lots of focus and discussion. Your input is welcomed! I've suggested that it be split into two articles, one on business and the other on politics. What do you think? (I can see some drawbacks to doing this -- it gets away from the gestalt "whole" connectedness, and it may turn the political one into an outlet for partisan warfare. I fear Wikipedia is heading in that direction, on many topics. *sigh*) Anyway, thanks again for your nice comment, very much appreciated! Eugene Banks 17:48, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Presentation portal on en:wp[edit]

Check out Wikipedia:Portal/Proposals... +sj + 05:07, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Now we need an actual portal here, and one on meta. +sj +
Started at WP:TALKS. This will be fun for me, GChriss 19:54, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Awareness[edit]

You may like to show your involvement in this project with a userbox I've created and saved into my userspace for now. It's likely to change (and indeed you are most welcome to try and improve it), so it's probably best not to subst it for now. The code you need is {{User:Xyrael/Templates/User WikiProject Awareness}}; thanks for your continued interest in this project. --Xyrael T 21:25, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Beaver and Atherton copyvios[edit]

I really enjoyed your image gallery, but the problem with these two images is that they exactly reproduce copyrighted text by the Penn State Alumni Society.

I listed both for speedy deletion at Commons. I certainly wouldn't want the Penn State Alumni Association mad at me. Good catch, thanks. RockinRobTalk 04:32, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Traveling to Wikimania[edit]

Hi Laurascudder,

I noticed that you are likely driving to Wikimania from Pittsburg. If you are taking I-80, myself and possibly one other Wikipedian are just a short hop along the way, located in State College, PA. I would be willing to split gas costs, so if you are interested just let me know. Thanks! GChriss 17:41, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

I've finally settled on driving from Pittsburgh rather than flying, in which case I'll certainly welcome any company. — Laura Scudder 19:09, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the note....[edit]

The reason this come up was that the thought occurred to me "wouldn't it be better if the Communist Party of China participated in wikipedia instead of censoring it" but then I realized that this raises a whole host of issues that aren't limited to China. A lot of the issues in getting the Communist Party of China to somehow participate in Wikipedia are going to be faced in getting the Democratic and Republican Parties to participate in wikipedia.

I think that the solution might be to have "interlocutors." When the US and Chinese governments want to brainstorm, they use someone like members of a think tank that speak for themselves, but have close relations with each government. Interlocutors are useful because what they say is unofficial which gives them freedom to actually say useful things.

I suspect that the solution for companies and governments may be to find interlocutors to communicate with wikipedia. Company A might find someone retired and just ask them to participate in wikipedia. That person would have the freedom to speak for themselves, and nothing they say would be official, but they also have close relations with the companies.

Roadrunner 06:11, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

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Hey

I went ahead and uploaded Image:Microsoft_logotype.png, is this better? Acdx 19:07, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Perfect! I changed the link in the article as well. GChriss 19:26, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Ah! thanks for noting the copyright issue with the logo; good catch, there! Warrens 23:57, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

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wikimania template[edit]

I love your wikimania template :) nice work. I changed 'thee' to 'the'.. if you did this on purpose, feel free to change it back. cheers, phoebe 05:51, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

I could go either way on 'thee' v. 'the', just stylistic. Glad you like it! GChriss 18:25, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Wikimania[edit]

Yep, I'm definitely interested. I don't think I'll be able to stay on Sunday though—I'm thinking I might be able to get off work on Friday and then drive back on Sunday. A friend of mine is going to be up there then; I'll see what I can figure out, and try to get an estimate on how much this is going to cost me in gas money =). --Spangineer[es] (háblame) 13:51, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Ok, let me know if you need anything. As far as transportation goes, if you are leaving from State College there is a Wikipedian driving through these parts: see a few messages above. GChriss 18:29, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
Ah. Unfortunately, I'm working near DC this summer, so meeting up with you might be tough. Will let you know. --Spangineer[es] (háblame) 19:53, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

My RFA[edit]

Admin mop.PNG Thank you for your vote in my RFA, which succeeded with a final tally of 66-0-4. If there's anything I can help you with now that I'm an admin, please let me know on my talk page. Again, thanks! Mangojuicetalk 20:45, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

College Football Project[edit]

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Pennsylvania State University Athletics[edit]

There seems to be a belief that pages about schools athletic teams should be titled as they are most commonly known as. I think a more logical name for this page would actual be Penn State Nittany Lions. If you check the other Big Ten schools for example they are listed in this manner ie Minnesota Golden Gophers, Ohio State Buckeyes etc. If you are concern about confusion with Nittany Lion a note can be placed at the beginning of the article. however I don't think many people (at least people familar with US college sports teams names will be confused by the title.Smith03 15:48, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Ok, fair enough. In addition to being clearly distinct from Nittany Lion, a reason that I didn't mention was the ability of Pennsylvania State University Athletics to be broader atricle that can encompass sports facilities, IM teams, non-competitive athletics, etc... GChriss 14:29, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Take a look at Minnesota Golden Gophers we have facilities information. As for as IM teams I am not sure that would make anymore sense on Pennsylvania State University Athletics vs PSNL. IMO either term would only mean intercollegitic (sp) teams Smith03 17:04, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Concerning your Portal Proposal[edit]

I noticed you proposed Portal:Presenting Wikipedia and it was summarily blocked by those who opposed it. This appears to have been in violation of Wikipedia's policy Wikipedia is not censored. Therefore I've nominated the portal approval process page for deletion. The discussion and voting page can be found at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Portal/Proposals. --Transhumanist 16:13, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Critical reading comment[edit]

hmm, all I did was fix a typo - just one word. If defamation exists, it wasn't done by me. Thanks Brian 23:40, 16 July 2006 (UTC)btball

[Discussion located here. GChriss 00:23, 17 July 2006 (UTC)]
Yes, I agree with the point of deleting defamatory / libelous information quickly when we see it and realize it. Thanks for the clarification. (cross-posting here but complete discussion is on my talk page) Brian 00:38, 17 July 2006 (UTC)btball

Vernon Wells[edit]

Howdy, just so you know, I merely formatted what was in this article. I didn't add any additional information. I think I did remove one line that seemed out-of-place. Even though I don't particularly care for the topic, I treated it as objectively as I could. Most of my edits are made for spelling, formatting, punctuation, and such. Personally I think the whole article should be deleted. Schmiteye 23:50, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

[Discussion located here. GChriss 00:24, 17 July 2006 (UTC)]
We're on the same side. Sorry about the rant. I'll do what I can. Schmiteye 02:47, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
Glad to hear! (I really don't mind the rant, but I do worry about awareness of this policy.) Take care, GChriss 02:51, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

User name[edit]

How does one change his username? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Professor London (talkcontribs) 05:27, 17 July 2006.

[ Reply located here. GChriss 12:29, 17 July 2006 (UTC) ]

No group accounts?[edit]

One thing that is interesting is that I can see some use for establishing a convention that there are no group/corporate accounts on wikipedia. There is something that deeply disturbs me about group/corporate accounts, but I can't figure out exactly what it is.

Roadrunner 09:14, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

It is a murky issue, but I would rather have any such editing done in the open. Will ponder. GChriss <always listening><c> 00:32, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
Found more discussion on meta. GChriss <always listening><c> 00:16, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

singpost/video of wikimania[edit]

i saw your post over at the tipline of the signpost. if you are making available a lot of the video from wikimania, might i suggest putting them on google video as well as the commons. JoeSmack Talk 22:07, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing this up -- I hadn't really thought about it. (I will add source, speaker title, and license information to the start of the videos.) I am publishing on the Commons under a GFDL 1.2 / CC-BY 2.5 dual license, both free licenses. Anyone is free to republish on secondary websites, including Google Video. I would upload to Google Video myself, but they don't list Theora as a supported codec, which is the only video format the Commons accepts. I'll give it a try, though. Thanks, GChriss <always listening><c> 22:56, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Copyright problems with Image:BewcastleCross1.jpg & Image:BewcastleCross2.jpg[edit]

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I actually got permission from the owners to use them. I'll try to dig up the e-mail and post it at the relevant place. Eixo 16:24, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Ok, please see this page for instructions. Also note that the image needs to be released under a free license, as a simple permission for republication will not do. What would be really neat is to have the copyright holder post the permission on their website for promotion of CC, GFDL, or PD. Thanks, GChriss <always listening><c> 17:43, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
I've posted the e-mail on Wikipedia:Successful requests for permission and also sent it to permissions@wikimedia.org. But you're right about the licencing of course. Truth is I did this a while ago, and looking at the e-mail I sent, I realise I didn't make those things clear. I might get back to them. Eixo 11:38, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Done and done. Eixo 14:39, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

MetsBot[edit]

Hi, I noticed that the bot flag is not set for MetsBot. Is this a new bot? Thanks, GChriss <always listening><c> 20:38, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, it's a very new bot (4 days old) and is technically still in a trial period. It will have its bot flag in a few days. —Mets501 (talk) 20:55, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank you..[edit]

.. for your endorsement and your kind words. ;-) Incidentally, do you know Kevin Kalupson? He used to work for PSU, but is now working on a project I'm involved with.--Eloquence* 10:17, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

I know the name, and know individuals in the group he was with. (And we might have been at a party of sorts.) Also, one of his reports on a content management system parallels a university wiki project I am working on. GChriss <always listening><c> 17:23, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
Interesting. He's working for KnewCo these days, to build a knowledge aggregation platform for scientist, based on Zope.--Eloquence* 01:34, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Historical Markers[edit]

I added the official PHMC historical marker search link to the Centre County Article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Meubles (talkcontribs) 16:50, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

I think this would be welcome news to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Thanks! GChriss <always listening><c> 17:23, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

SCAHS Pictures[edit]

Regarding your offer to take free-content pictures: That would be wonderful! Ratiocinate 04:35, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Commons pictures[edit]

How can I upload a picture to the commons but use it on a Wikipedia site? When I enter the name of the file it only pulls it off pictures I uploaded from the main Wikipedia website. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ets5017 (talkcontribs) 23:18, 22 September 2006 (UTC

Hopefully helpful reply. GChriss <always listening><c> 04:52, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Requesting your help with the Vorbis article[edit]

Hi. We're trying to get Vorbis as a featured article. If you could help it would be pretty useful. Oh, and you can also vote on Wikipedia:Article_Creation_and_Improvement_Drive#Vorbis if you'd like.--Saoshyant talk / contribs (I don't like Wikipedophiles) 11:04, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

re: Message on IP Page[edit]

Of course, I honestly don't remember editing anything however.

Perhaps one of my friends got a bit wild on my computer? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.139.43.195 (talkcontribs) 03:56, 7 November 2006 (UTC).

No worries, all in a day's work. This type of thing happens frequently due to the dynamic nature of IP addresses. Thanks, GChriss <always listening><c> 21:57, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Frosty Mug[edit]

I was actually going to comment on that yesterday. Good work. Searles2sels (PJ) 17:54, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Ike9898 deserves all the credit here with this edit. But thanks for noticing! GChriss <always listening><c> 21:57, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Article up for deletion[edit]

An article you worked on [1] is up for deletion: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Willard Building Travb (talk) 16:20, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, I did notice the change. I realize a number of Penn State articles are only relevant on a local level: delete judiciously. Thanks, GChriss <always listening><c> 17:31, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Sexuality-based stereotypes[edit]

Since it's the current WP:LGBT Article of the Month, we're still working out not only the weasel words, but what to say and how to organize it :) But feel free to jump in and help out! -- SatyrTN (talk | contribs) 04:54, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Shave brush article[edit]

If I'd not brought my extraordinary shave brush article to your attention, I doubt that you would have tagged it. In any case, as snooty an advertisement as it may be, I have determined unto myself to purchase for you a quality shave brush and safety razor (or a straight razor, if you can handle one) before the end of the semester so you can experience the effects of wet-shaving for yourself.

I will work on sourcing the page; however, I think that your sanctimoniousness regarding the article--particularly the "snooty" comment--happens to elucidate your self-awareness as a Wikipedia editor. I don't see a problem in the article worth such comments. I would in fact argue that it's a better article by a long shot than most of what's written on Wikipedia.

There may be a speck in my eye, but there's a plank in the eyes of countless others who post articles and edits. Since you and I are friends, I further believe that your editing such an article constitutes a conflict of interest and would suggest you allow another Wikipedia editor to look at it and tag it if her or she will. This way you can focus guiltlessly on the hundreds of thousands of other articles in need of far more work.

I am, of course, Yours sincerely,

Brandon W. Peach —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.58.125.22 (talk) 07:54, 3 February 2007 (UTC).

Hi Brandon, I realized later that night that '(snooty)' wasn't the way I really felt: I retract the description. In any case, I did enjoy your edits and have purchased a shave brush for myself. Thanks, GChriss <always listening><c> 15:13, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
Glycerin-based mug soap, too. (I am jealous of the European varieties, though.) I will be the first to admit that I have no particular expertise in the subject. GChriss <always listening><c> 15:38, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Ah! Fantastic! In that case, half the mission is complete. I have a cake of soap for you the next time we get together. Thanks for the reply. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.58.125.223 (talkcontribs) February 2007 23:26 (UTC).

Orphaned fair use image (Image:PaulWeiss.jpg)[edit]

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(Message received after I replaced the fair use picture with a free content one.) GChriss <always listening><c> 20:57, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Philadelphia Meetup 3[edit]

FYI. We we're planning a Philadelphia area Wikipedia meetup. See Wikipedia:Meetup/Philadelphia 3 --ike9898 15:33, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Penn State[edit]

Thanks for adding the WP:PSU tag to the Hetzel article... I've been on autopilot making these stubs the past couple of days and figured I was going to forget something somewhere. :-) PSUMark2006 talk | contribs 04:13, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

A pleasure. GChriss <always listening><c> 18:42, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
Independence hall 1 bs.jpg

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Sunday March 4, 2007

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The Phyrst[edit]

Hi Chris, I would leave The Phryst's Wikipedia page there. It does need to be cleaned up, but not deleted. I'm not sure if you're a student or a graduate, but i have been at Penn State for 7 years and work at HRB Systems, where the founders started. This place has LOTS of history and means a LOT to alumni. I understand your point about what happens should everyone author an article about their favorite bar—and they have a right to do so. If a bar is not notable, it will show in the articles, and the page should be nominated for deletion. However, I think it's a disservice to take down The Phyrst's article simply because it's new when you have no-name wikipages for things such as Are_You_Hungry, which has little notability listing on the page and has even a menu available. DP Dough deserves more of a page due to its history than this place! Thanks!

Idg101 21:13, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Hello User:Idg101. Has The Phyrst been the subject of any reputable publications, demonstrating more than local interest? (For example, Gary Cattell and the Willard Building didn't make the cut.) I think The Phyrst deserves a page somewhere, but unfortunately not on Wikipedia. I still love the fries.
I should add that any photographs of The Phyrst interior/exterior would be welcomed at Category:Pennsylvania_State_University in the Commons. Please contact me if you hit any stumbling blocks. Also, does Wikipedia have an article on Are You Hungry? I didn't understand your reference. Thanks, GChriss <always listening><c> 22:31, 4 March 2007 (UTC)


Yes, I looked it up after reading this: see Are_U_Hungry. That is clearly a self-promoting article on a chain restaraunt. Notehappy 22:51, 4 March 2007 (UTC)Notehappy

Yes, the article was self-promotional: I have cleaned up the article, although additional citations are still needed. For your consideration, Are U Hungry? has Daily Collegian coverage in the arts section similar to The Phryst. Thanks for bringing this up, GChriss <always listening><c> 01:34, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

The deletion wasn't overturned, but deletion review isn't the place to contest a decision of redirect, or so I discovered. Such a consensus would need to be reached via the article talk pages. — PSUMark2006 talk | contribs 06:19, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Collegewikis[edit]

Have you seen this? Seems like a pretty good system, though I'd like to figure out how to get admin powers so we can keep the thing organized. Has there been any other kind of progress on a PSU wiki? --Spangineerws (háblame) 18:37, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes I have: they are sending emails en masse to Penn State addresses. Company info is generally withheld, no free content license, and other problems are present. PM/email me for details. Thanks, GChriss <always listening><c> 19:08, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
It also looks like they have swiped a portion of your lion shrine image for their logo. The shadows on the arm are identical. GChriss <always listening><c> 19:24, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
The logo has been replaced with an alternative image. GChriss <always listening><c> 14:48, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
I was doing some research on them of my own and came across this post. Someone on UCSD's version asked some prying questions on the talk page of their FAQ. I tried to answer some of the questions. Anyway, have you figured out adminship yet? I also would like to help keep my institution's site organized.—WAvegetarian (talk) 12:01, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Editing a Ogg Theora title after creation[edit]

I have created an .ogg file (theora/vorbis) using thoggen on Ubuntu. Unfortunately, I neglected to edit the Title first, and now it merely says "Title 1". How can I fix this?

hewhocutsdown @@@ gmail ... com —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 216.250.178.97 (talk) 00:31, 22 April 2007 (UTC).

Unfortunately, editing Ogg Theora "comments" (i.e., metadata) is not well supported at the moment. EasyTAG and Amarok seem to be good options for Vorbis streams, but Theora support is not listed. If you are adventurous with the command line, Daniel Holth has written a script that will do the job.
For simple text substitution, directly editing the file with a hex editor may be an option. Search the stream for "Title 1".
Hope this helps, GChriss <always listening><c> 01:22, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Copyright & Cindy Cohn[edit]

Hello GCHRIss, you left me a message and I'm sorry it took so long, but the information about Cindy Cohn that was taken from their website was taken from the EFF site, which is under a license that allows it to be freely copied. Additionally, the author of that content, Cindy Cohn, made a comment letting us know about the license free use. What is funny about this, is that Cindy Cohn is the lead staff lawyer fro the Electronic Frontier Foundation that is the leading organization regarding intellectual property rights on the internet. Let's coordinate, since I'm going to work on her page again and will probably use some of the content from their site, which is available. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ronreed (talkcontribs) 18 May 2007 21:51 (UTC).

Hello Ronreed! Cohn's statement is only partially true: while the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial (CC BY NC) is a "free" license it is not compatible with the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). Thus the Electronic Frontier Foundation text may not be copied and pasted into the article. Writing from scratch is a good idea here; I am more than happy to help copyedit. Thanks, GChriss <always listening><c> 01:38, 25 May 2007 (UTC)


WikiProject Philadelphia Invite[edit]

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You're invited to the
Philadelphia-area Wikipedia Meetup
Sunday July 8, 2007

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: It will be in Center City, Philadelphia at 112 North 9th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107.
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Toolserveraccount[edit]

Hello GChriss,
please send your real-name, your wikiname, your prefered login-name and the public part of your ssh-key to Zedler-admins.png. We plan to create your account soon then. --DaB.

Done, based on this request. Thanks, GChriss <always listening><c> 22:32, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Merging of sofia and sophia.[edit]

Hi. Back in march you suggested that sofia and sophia be merged.[2]

I have decided to try to clean up the sophia dab page. And feel that a good place to start is to undo this merge. Sofia has enough entries to stand as a dab page on it's own, and there are too many entries on sophia. Do you have any strong feelings about this?

I will move the people out to a stand alone list, and are not sure if I should make a seperate list for people names sofia and sophia or if this should just be a single list. Taemyr 17:40, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Taking a second look, in March I did not realize that Sofia (disambiguation) and Sophia were spelled differently. How about not merging the two, trimming excess Sophia entries, and moving Sophia to Sophia (disambiguation)? Thanks for the heads up, GChriss <always listening><c> 18:03, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
Since there is no primary topic WP:MOSDAB suggests the dab page be placed at Sophia. Taemyr 18:12, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
Sounds fine to me. Thanks, GChriss <always listening><c> 18:56, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Wikimedia Pennsylvania[edit]

Hello there!

I'm writing to inform you that we are now forming the first local Wikimedia Chapter in the United States: Wikimedia Pennsylvania. Our goals are to perform outreach and fundraising activities on behalf of the various Wikimedia projects. If you're interested in being a part of the chapter, or just want to know more, you can:

Thanks and I hope you join up! Cbrown1023 talk 03:16, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:Wikimania-(gil).png)[edit]

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Looking for Permission[edit]

I am seeking permission to use this photo:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Penn_state_old_main_summer.jpg

as part of the cover design for a book my company is publishing shortly.

Can you refer me to the proper person who holds the rights to this image?

BillieJohn 01:50, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Billie Johnson Oak Tree Press oaktreepub@aol.com

Replied via email. GChriss <always listening><c> 01:11, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
For the curious, the book is A Lesson in Murder by Augustus Cileone. GChriss <always listening><c> 18:22, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Penn State Wiki[edit]

Hi... saw your project as a pending one on the School and University Projects page in the English langauge Wikipedia. I am registered in the English and Spanish wikipedia as Thelmadatter (my last name). I am a college English prof at ITESM-Campus Toluca. You are still listed as a pending project although the date is from last semester. I saw the links about the wiki on the Wikis page. Last I read, the idea is not supported by Penn State. However, did you go ahead with itanyway? The site exists although I cannot enter because I dont have a Penn State ID, of course.

I ask so I can updage the Projects page and out of curiosity. I am working with Wikipedia extensively this semester. See my user page if youre interested.

Thanks for your time.

Leigh Thelmadatter

Hi Leigh,
I've updated the Penn State Wiki project status on the Wikipedia:School_and_university_projects page. Thanks for asking for an update---I'm not always on my toes. Warmly, GChriss <always listening><c> 01:33, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Philly meetup #5[edit]

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Wikipedia:Meetup/Philadelphia 5[edit]

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The already-present Daily Collegian front page is sufficient for visual identification. Thanks, GChriss <always listening><c> 14:58, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Meetup/Philadelphia 6[edit]

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You're invited![edit]

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Planning for the 7th Wikipedia Meetup[edit]

The planning for the summer Philadelphia meetup has begun. We would appreciate your input.
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You're invited![edit]

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You're invited![edit]

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Rene Portland[edit]

I'm a Penn State professor and a longtime friend of Rene Portland. I'm not sure it's fair to say (as one of the headlines on her page says) that she always banned lesbians from her team. After Penn State adopted the nondiscriminatory language her policy was not to ask about this. However, she told me that she did have a policy that her players were not to "date each other."

Some may see this as the same as barring lesbians. I see it as more like "don't ask don't tell." I also think that Joe Paterno probably has a similar policy, either tacit or explicit--and that no one here at Penn State would ever challenge him on that. I doubt very seriously if Penn State would have allowed at Beaver Stadium the kinds of vocal protests that occured at the Jordan Center.

Rene's story is also interesting because of her long fight for salary equity between men's and women's team coaches. She struggled for years simply to get paid as much as the men's basketball coaches who were losing many more games. I remember speaking with her the day she negotiated her first "big money" contract. She told me how much bad feeling there seemed to be on the part of "Old Main," i.e., Spanier. Part of me still believes that Spanier wanted to find a way to pull the rug out from under Rene by allowing the GLBT student groups to wage protests against her over time, then waiting for the right moment to fire her. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hohhot1 (talkcontribs) 14:20, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for the comment.
The "Homosexuality controversy" section can be edited to the degree that there are verifiable sources that substantiate all information presented. I am aware that finding such citations is non-trivial due to the confidential nature of the internal investigation and out-of-court settlement, but there are other sources that might be appropriate such as records kept by the University Faculty Senate. I encourage you to propose and discuss article-specific changes on the article talk page where they may be considered by volunteer editors; the article can and should be improved for accuracy, nuance, and overall presentation.
The concerns about an antagonistic climate at Penn State should be presented in a public forum such that a consensus is reached and the underlying issues resolved. Onward State is preparing a post based on your comment, and I think other online and traditional venues would also take interest.
I will be attending the screening of "Training Rules" this Thursday so that I may better appreciate the cultural shifts that have taken place over the last several decades. It is indeed a compelling story.
GChriss <always listening><c> 01:08, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

New image project[edit]

Hi. This little form letter is just a courtesy notice to let you know that a proposal to merge the projects Wikipedia:WikiProject Free images, Wikipedia:WikiProject Fair use, Wikipedia:WikiProject Moving free images to Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia:WikiProject Illustration into the newly formed Wikipedia:WikiProject Images and Media has met with general support at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Files. Since you're on the rosters of membership in at least one of those projects, I thought you might be interested. Conversation about redirecting those projects is located here. Please participate in that discussion if you have any interest, and if you still have interest in achieving the goals of the original project, we'd love to have you join in. If you aren't interested in either the conversation or the project, please pardon the interruption. :) Thanks. Moonriddengirl (talk) 15:23, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

You're invited...[edit]

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You're invited to the
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June 14, 2009

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Wiki-Conference New York Update: 3 weeks to go[edit]

For those of you who signed up early, Wiki-Conference New York has been confirmed for the weekend of July 25-26 at New York University, and we have Jimmy Wales signed on as a keynote speaker.

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You're invited![edit]

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Wikipedia Takes Philadelphia[edit]

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October 4, 2009

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Wikipedia Takes Philadelphia is a photo scavenger hunt and free content photography contest to be held all around Philadelphia aimed at illustrating Wikipedia articles.

Scheduled for Sunday, October 4, 2009, the check-in location will be at the Drexel University quad (between Chestnut and Market, 33rd and 32nd) at noon, and the ending party and photo uploading (location to be announced) will be at 6 PM. To reach the Drexel quad, walk south from Market Street at 32nd Street into the campus.

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RfD nomination of Template:Indiscriminaterefs[edit]

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Congratulations![edit]

Congratulations GChriss! Your image Image:Penn state old main summer.jpg was the Random Picture of the Day! It looked like this:

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Old Main, Penn State's first major building.
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. - Presidentman (talk) Random Picture of the Day 01:51, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

You're invited to Wikipedia Takes Philadelphia[edit]

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Wiki-Conference NYC (2nd annual)[edit]

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Wikipedia DC Meetup, October 23[edit]

You are invited to Wikipedia DC Meetup #12 on Saturday, October 23, 6pm at Bertucci's in Foggy Bottom. Special guests at this meetup will include Wikimedia CTO Danese Cooper, other Wikimedia technical staff and volunteer developers who will be in DC for Hack-A-Ton DC. Please RSVP on the meetup page.

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Wikipedia DC Meetup 13[edit]

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WikiXDC: Wikipedia 10th Birthday![edit]

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You are invited to WikiXDC, a special meetup event and celebration on Saturday, January 22 hosted by the National Archives and Records Administration in downtown Washington, D.C.

  • Date: January 22, 2011 (tentatively 9:30 AM - 5 PM)
  • Location: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), downtown building, Pennsylvania Avenue & 7th St NW.
  • Description: There will be a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Archives and you will learn more about what NARA does. We will also have a mini-film screening featuring FedFlix videos along with a special message from Jimmy Wales. In the afternoon, there will be lightning talks by Wikimedians (signup to speak), wiki-trivia, and cupcakes to celebrate!
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Wikimania 2012 bid, DC chapter & next meetup![edit]

  1. At WikiXDC in January, User:Harej proposed that DC submit a bid to host Wikimania 2012. A bid and organizing committee is being formed and seeks additional volunteers to help. Please look at our bid page and sign up if you want to help out. You can also signup for the bid team's email list.
  2. To support the Wikimania bid, more events like WikiXDC, and outreach activities like collaborations with the Smithsonian (ongoing) and National Archives, there also has been discussion of forming Wikimedia DC, as an official Wikimedia chapter. You can express interest and contribute to chapter discussions on the Wikimedia DC Meta-Wiki pages.
  3. To discuss all this and meet up with special guest, Dutch Wikipedian User:Kim Bruning, there will be a meetup, Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 16 this Tuesday at 7pm, at Capitol City Brewery, Metro Center. There will be a pre-meetup Wikimania team meeting at 6pm at the same location.

Apologies for the short notice for this meetup, but let's discuss when, where & what for DC Meetup #17. Also, if you haven't yet, please join wikimedia-dc mailing list to stay informed. Cheers, User:Aude (talk)


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Thumbnail generation[edit]

I would like to know if there are any thumbnail generation tools for ogv videos. i tried ffmpeg2theora but the quality is pathetic. feel free to contact me.

Jaseem Abid S4 CSE student National Institute of Technology , Calicut. jaseemabid@gmail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jaseemabid (talkcontribs) 12:22, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi Jaseem, you will likely need to use one of the following two tools: oggThumb or ffmpeg. I suggest trying oggThumb first as ffmpeg commands are not easy to construct. GChriss <always listening><c> 20:04, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

You're invited to the New York Wiknic![edit]

You could be having this much fun! Seriously, consider coming.

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Smithsonian Archives of American Art Backstage Pass[edit]

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]

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 21:24, 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)

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

National Archives Backstage Pass - Who should come? You should. Really.
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 21:23, 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 16:11, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC Oct 22[edit]

You are invited to Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and lectures that will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and here!--Pharos (talk) 04:20, 18 October 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!

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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) 17:29, 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 01:19, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

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

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/* A barnstar for you! */[edit]

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Thanks for your lightning talk at Wikipedia Day in NYC! Really cool stuff - can't wait to see more videos online and free! SarahStierch (talk) 20:59, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

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) 22:54, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

You're invited! New England Wikimedia General Meeting[edit]

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New England Wikimedia General Meeting

The New England Wikimedia General Meeting will be a large-scale meetup of all Wikimedians (and friends) from the New England area in order to discuss regional coordination and possible formalization of our community (i.e., a chapter). Come hang out with other Wikimedians, learn more about ongoing activities, and help plan for the future!
Potential topics:
Sunday, April 22
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Conference Room C06, Johnson Building,
Boston Public Library—Central Library
700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116
Please sign up here: Wikipedia:Meetup/New England!

Message delivered by Dominic at 09:11, 11 April 2012 (UTC). Note: You can remove your name from this meetup invite list here.

You're invited to Wiki-Gangs of New York @ NYPL on April 21![edit]

Wiki-Gangs of New York: April 21 at the New York Public Library
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Join us for an an civic edit-a-thon, Wikipedia meet-up and instructional workshop that will be held this weekend on Saturday, April 21, at the New York Public Library Main Branch.
  • Venue: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (NYPL Main Branch), Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Room 227).
  • Directions: Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street.
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (drop-ins welcome at any time)

The event's goal will be to improve Wikipedia articles and content related to the neighborhoods and history of New York City - No special wiki knowledge is required!

Also, please RSVP!--Pharos (talk) 17:33, 16 April 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] 04:02, 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) 21:45, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
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IP on Labs[edit]

Ryan_Lane told me in IRC if someone want a public IP he / she should write a mail to labs-l (for example see my request: http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/labs-l/2012-July/000289.html) Jan Luca (talk) 11:11, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

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] 18:00, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

When
  • August 10, 2012, 10 AM - 4 PM
Where
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, 7th & F St NW, Washington, DC
Signup

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] 18:44, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

You're invited: Ada Lovelace, STEM women edit-a-thon at Harvard[edit]

U.S. Ada Lovelace Day 2012 edit-a-thon, Harvard University - You are invited!
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Now in its fourth year, Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and related fields. Participants from around New England are invited to gather together at Harvard Law School to edit and create Wikipedia entries on women who have made significant contributions to the STEM fields.
Register to attend or sign up to participate remotely - visit this page to do either.
00:21, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC this Saturday Dec 1[edit]

You are invited to Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and workshops focused on film and the performing arts that will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and at meetup.com!--Pharos (talk) 07:11, 30 November 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] 14:11, 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] 04:36, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Celebration and Mini-Conference in NYC Saturday Feb 23[edit]

Doing the "Open Space" thing at one of our earlier NYC Wiki-Conferences.

You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia Day and the 12th anniversary (!) of the founding of the site at Wikipedia Day NYC on Saturday February 23, 2013 at New York University; sign up for Wikipedia Day NYC here, or at bit.ly/wikidaynyu. Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues!

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience!--Pharos (talk) 02:11, 2 January 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) 02:22, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

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

Hi GChriss, 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) 19:13, 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] 13:57, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

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) 23:12, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup NYC this Sunday April 14[edit]

Hi GChriss! You're invited to our next meeting for Wikipedia Meetup NYC on Sunday April 14 -this weekend- at Symposium Greek Restaurant @ 544 W 113th St (in the back room), on the Upper West Side in the Columbia University area.

Please sign up, and add your ideas to the agenda for Sunday. Thanks!

Delivered on behalf of User:Pharos, 17:43, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, April 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 36. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:02, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

You are invited to the "All Things GW" editathon on Saturday, April 20[edit]

The "All Things GW" editathon on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. is a rare chance to go behind the scenes in the University Archives of the GW Libraries and use their unique resources to research and update Wikipedia pages related to The George Washington University and the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Did you miss our last D.C. history editathon? This is your is your chance to come edit with wiki-friends using different great collection! The event includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the University Archives and a show-and-tell of some of its most interesting treasures, snacks, and the editathon.

Participation is limited to 30 volunteers, so RSVP today! Dominic·t 07:22, 15 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] 20:06, 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] 23:06, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on May 24[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of May 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 18:22, 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) 00:46, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

2013 Philadelphia Wiki-Picnic: Saturday, June 22[edit]

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You are invited to the Philadelphia edition of the Great American Wiknic taking place in Penn Park, on Saturday, June 22, 2013! We would love to see you there!--User:Ocaasi (talk)|}}

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] 11:51, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Have time on Saturday?[edit]

I'm sorry for the last-minute notice, but on Saturday, June 8, from 3 to 6 PM, Wikimedia DC and the Cato Institute are hosting a Legislative Data Meetup. We will discuss the work done so far by WikiProject U.S. Federal Government Legislative Data to put data from Congress onto Wikipedia, as well as what more needs to be done. If you have ideas you'd like to contribute, or if you're just curious and feel like meeting up with other Wikipedians, you are welcome to come! Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there!

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Harej (talk) 03:56, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, June 15![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, June 15 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:26, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

NYC Wiki-Picnic: Saturday June 22[edit]

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic NYC in Brooklyn's green and lovely Prospect Park, on this Saturday June 22! We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck :) -- User:Pharos (talk)

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

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic DC at the James Buchanan Memorial at Meridian Hill Park. We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck! :)

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

Harej (talk) 15:21, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

South Florida Wiki-Picnic: Saturday June 22[edit]

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic South Florida at lovely Pompano Beach Pier, on this Saturday June 22! We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck :) -- User:GChriss (talk)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, July 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, July 13 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 00:00, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

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

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Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum

You're invited to the Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon, part of a series of edit-a-thons organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum to add and expand articles about American art and artists on Wikipedia.

This event will include a catered lunch and special tours of the Luce Foundation Center for American Art and the Lunder Conservation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013
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Meet at G Street Lobby (9th St. & G St. NW, Washington, D.C.)

Capacity is limited, so please sign up today!

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Message delivered by Dominic·t 00:10, 12 July 2013 (UTC).
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2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting[edit]

You are invited to the 2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting, on 20 July 2013 in Boston! We will be talking about the future of the chapter, including GLAM, Wiki Loves Monuments, and where we want to take our chapter in the future! EdwardsBot (talk) 09:21, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, August 24![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, August 24 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 03:41, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Great American Wiknic Barnstar[edit]

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You are awarded this mighty Great American Wiknic Barnstar for your valorous efforts in helping to organize the 2013 Great American Wiknic in the great city of Pompano Beach. -—Pharos (talk) 18:52, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Wednesday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Wednesday, August 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 11:16, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Meet up with local Wikipedians on September 14![edit]

Are you free on Saturday, September 14? If so, please join Wikimedia DC and local Wikipedians for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages are welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please visit the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 18:31, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 5 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 14:31, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn! Saturday September 7[edit]

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Please join Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn scavenger hunt on September 7, 2013!
Everyone gather at the Brooklyn Public Library to further Wikipedia's coverage of—
photos and articles related to Brooklyn, its neighborhoods and the local landmarks.
--EdwardsBot (talk)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 26 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 05:26, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup! Saturday October 5[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join the Wikimedia NYC Meetup on October 5, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for education, museums, libraries and planning WikiConference USA.
--Pharos (talk) 21:30, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Sunday? Join us for a special Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for a special WikiSalon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library's Digital Commons Center. We will gather at 3 PM on Sunday, October 13, 2013 to discuss an important topic: what can Wikipedia and the DC area do to help each other? We hope to hear your thoughts and suggestions; if you have an idea you would like to pursue, please let us know and we will help!

Following the WikiSalon, we will be having dinner at a nearby restaurant, Ella's Wood Fired Pizza.

If you're interested in attending, please sign up at the event page. We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 01:46, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

GLAM Cafe invitation[edit]

GLAM coffee cup transparent.png Wikipedians are invited to the GLAM Café at the Chemical Heritage Foundation to meet, talk, and edit. We provide the space, the coffee, and the snacks: you provide ideas and enthusiasm! On the second Tuesday of each month, starting November 12, 2013.
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Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon! Saturday November 2[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join Wikipedia "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon on November 2, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for Greenwich Village articles on the history and the community.
--Pharos (talk) 21:21, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon" at Queens Library! Friday December 6[edit]

Queens Library
Please join Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon on December 6, 2013!
Everyone gather at Queens Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for borough articles on the history and the communities.
Drop-ins welcome 10am-7pm!--Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

New England Wikipedia Day @ MIT: Saturday Jan 18[edit]

NE Meetup #4: January 18 at MIT Building 5
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Dear Fellow Wikimedian,

You have been invited to the New England Wikimedians 2014 kick-off party and Wikipedia Day Celebration at Building Five on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus on Saturday, January 18th, from 3-5 PM. Afterwards, we will be holding an informal dinner at a local restaurant. If you are curious to join us, please do so, as we are always looking for people to come and give their opinion! Finally, be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there! Kevin Rutherford (talk)

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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!

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Harej (talk) 00:06, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Saturday: NYC Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join Wikipedia "Art and Feminism Editathon" @ Eyebeam on Saturday February 1, 2014,
an event aimed at collaboratively expanding Wikipedia articles covering Art and Feminism, and the biographies of women artists!

There are also regional events that day in Brooklyn, Westchester County, and the Hudson Valley.
--Pharos (talk)

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)

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon[edit]

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon
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You are invited to join upcoming Wikipedia "Editathons", where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on a selected theme, on the following two Saturdays in March:

I hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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WikiConference USA[edit]

Hi George! I hope you are thinking about coming to WikiConference USA May 30-June 1st in NYC. I'd love to have you submit a 'lightning talk' or workshop proposal on your various open imagining and open source software projects and partnerships. Check out http://wikiconferenceusa.org/ for details, and let me know if you have any questions! It'd be great to have you out to the conference either way, but I do think your workshop would be interesting to the rest of the community. Cheers, OR drohowa (talk) 15:26, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

You're invited: Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March[edit]

Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March - You are invited!
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New England Wikimedians is excited to announce a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons that will be taking place at colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts as part of Wikiwomen's History Month from March 1 - March 31. We encourage you to join in an edit-a-thon near you, or to participate remotely if you are unable to attend in person (for the full list of articles, click here). Events are currently planned for the cities/towns of Boston, Northampton, South Hadley, and Cambridge. Further information on dates and locations can be found on our user group page.
Questions? Contact Girona7 (talk)

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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You're invited![edit]

NE Meetup #5: April 19th at Clover Food Lab in Kendall Square
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Dear Fellow Wikimedian,

New England Wikimedians would like to invite you to the April 2014 meeting, which will be a small-scale meetup of all interested Wikimedians from the New England area. We will socialize, review regional events from the beginning of the year, look ahead to regional events of 2014, and discuss other things of interest to the group. Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

Also, if you haven't done so already, please consider signing up for our mailing list and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope to see you there!

Kevin Rutherford (talk) and Maia Weinstock (talk)

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Edit-a-thon invite[edit]

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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Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thons[edit]

Adrianne Wadewitz edit-a-thons in Southern New England
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As you may have already heard, the Wikipedia community lost an invaluable member of the community last month. Adrianne Wadewitz was a feminist scholar of 18th-Century British literature, and a prolific editor of the site. As part of a worldwide series of tributes, New England Wikimedians, in conjunction with local institutions of higher learning, have created three edit-a-thons that will be occurring in May and June. The events are as follows:

We hope that you will be able to join us, whether you are an experienced editor or are using Wikipedia for the first time.

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.

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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New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.

New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.

Saturday June 21: Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

Upcoming Saturday event - June 21: Wiki Loves Pride NYC
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You are invited to join us at Jefferson Market Library for "Wiki Loves Pride", hosted by New York Public Library, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Wikimedia LGBT and Wikimedia New York City, where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on this theme:

11am–4pm at Jefferson Market Library.

We hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1pm–8pm at southwest section of the Great Lawn, north of the Delacorte Theater.

Also, before the picnic, you can join in the Wikimedia NYC chapter's annual meeting.

11:30am-12:30pm at Yeoryia Studios, 2067 Broadway.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 16:51, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

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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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Sunday August 17: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

Sunday August 17: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share
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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

2pm–5pm at Yeoryia Studios at Epic Security Building, 2067 Broadway (5th floor).

Afterwards at 5pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 15:58, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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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) 22:50, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

The wonderful annual meeting! And more![edit]

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Hello, fellow Wikipedian!

I am excited to announce our upcoming Annual Meeting at the National Archives! We'll have free lunch, an introduction by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, and a discussion featuring Ed Summers, the creator of CongressEdits. Join your fellow DC-area Wikipedians on Saturday, October 18 from 12 to 4:30 PM. RSVP today!

Also coming up we have the Human Origins edit-a-thon on October 17 and the WikiSalon on October 22. Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share
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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.

6:30pm–8pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Afterwards at 8pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 07:11, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

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End-of-the-year meetups[edit]

Hello,

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!

Best,

James Hare

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