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New York City Subway line maps[edit]

I see that you created line maps for {{IND Sixth Avenue map}} and {{IND Eighth Avenue map}}. Unfortunately, this duplicated work that had already been done for quite a few of the NYC Subway lines, including those two. The maps created thus far can be seen at Category:Templates for New York City Subway lines.

The maps in the category listed above are more detailed than the ones you did (showing yard leads, for instance). They also use the red color, because the menu of available pictograms is richer for the red color than for the blue. Some of the maps that have been done to date could not be done in blue without having to sacrifice important detail.

One last point: When a line template is embedded in an infobox, it does not display correctly. There is an interaction problem between the route map templates and the infobox template that no one yet has solved.

The upshot is that, in place of the ones you had done, I substituted maps from Category:Templates for New York City Subway lines, and I also moved them out of the infobox. Marc Shepherd 01:25, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

I don't know why, but even after the change you made, there are "gaps" in part of the map when it's embedded in the infobox. Marc Shepherd 02:04, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
It seems to be browser and platform-dependent behavior, although I've seen the problem on both IE and Firefox. I think those line maps just need to stay out of the infobox. Marc Shepherd 02:15, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

HBLR boarding info[edit]

As added at Essex Street (HBLR station), the boarding info is great, but no source is provided. Where does this information come from so that appropriate sources and dates could be added to each of the articles. Alansohn 23:46, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

  • Great! If you have the link, I'd love to see the data and see if we could add sources, as appropriate. Thanks for the prompt reply. Alansohn 23:52, 19 August 2007 (UTC)


Redirect of Talk:Big Brother 8 (US)/voting history[edit]

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WikiProject New York City Transportation article on Andrew Saul[edit]

Just a heads up that Andrew Saul (vice-Chairman of the MTA) has been nominated for featured article status here. Any input, comment and suggestions would be greatly appreciated, there is not that much info on him as it relates to the MTA, and being an !expert, I'm not quite sure how well I can flesh it out. Please feel free to comment and/or improve the article. Thanks! MrPrada 21:24, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Removal of templates[edit]

Hey, what's with the wholesale removal of NE Corridor and Providence/Stoughton line templates? I reverted you since you provided no explanation, only to be reverted by you again with no explanation.--Loodog 21:10, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Template talk:Infobox UK station#S-rail[edit]

Just in case your not watching, please take a look at the note i've left there ;) Pickle 12:58, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject roller coasters[edit]

Hi there, just to let you know that WP:ROCO has been given an overhaul. As you are listed as a participant, I just thought I'd let you know that there's a new to-do section and much clearer guidelines for roller coaster articles. Hope to see you over there! Seaserpent85Talk 09:46, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Desperate Housewives[edit]

Your GA Nomination of Desperate Housewives has been put on hold. The article has been added to the List of Unreferenced GA Nominations, due to desperately (no pun intended) lacking sources; the matter has also been informed on the article's talk page. Cheers, Lex94 Talk Contributions Signatures 14:57, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

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Template:Infobox US Town[edit]

Hi, I just noticed that a template you created, Template:Infobox US Town, is unused and appears to be abandoned. I've marked it as deprecated, meaning it'll be deleted in two weeks' time if nobody objects. If there's a reason to keep it please leave a note at Wikipedia talk:Deprecated and orphaned templates and feel free to remove the {{deprecated}} tag from the template. Thanks. Bryan Derksen 09:56, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

# of passengers at NYC subway stations[edit]

Not a bad idea in principle, but I don't think you should add any more of 'em until you can get the infobox working properly. As now configured, it does not indent correctly, and looks very odd. Marc Shepherd 19:16, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

However, all of those pages will have to be updated again anyway. If you must, please put it in comments, so that the display doesn't get fouled up. Marc Shepherd 19:20, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
Agreed...seems to work now. Nicely done. Marc Shepherd 00:28, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Comment desired[edit]

Your input would be very much appreciated at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject UK Railways#S-rail redux. Thanks, Mackensen (talk) 17:38, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

Please stop and discuss![edit]

Please, please, please, stop implementing {{s-rail}} on UK railway station articles, and participate in the discussions on the use of {{s-rail}} at WT:RAIL. Don't just tell us after the event what you've implemented (e.g. the Great Northern Line), in the middle of the night UK-time when no-one is likely to be able to respond. It may not seem a controversial issue to you, but believe me, it is. (I see you've started on c2c now.) --RFBailey (talk) 03:19, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Ditto that. This is a declicate question easily upset by precipitate action. There's definitely no consensus for this step; not yet anyway. Mackensen (talk) 03:41, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

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TfD nomination of Template:Infobox NJT[edit]

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LIRR ridership figures[edit]

I noticed that you were the one who added ridership info to Template:Infobox NYCS; would you be so kind as to update the documentation to reflect this? It does not seem to list your ridership parameter.

On another note, I'm going to assume that you were the one who also added ridership data for various LIRR stations, am I correct? If so, could you kindly point me towards your source? Larry V (talk | e-mail) 00:01, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm not disputing your source, I would just like to examine some of the LIRR data for myself, and I have not been able to find any other source. Larry V (talk | e-mail) 00:02, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

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Template:IRT Lexington Avenue Line[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you converted the {{IRT Lexington Avenue Line}} template from the red icons to the blue icons. The problem is that not all of the necessary symbols exist in blue. This is the reason why the blue wasn't used in the first place. Although this particular template can be converted to the blue symbols, a number of them cannot be. As a result, the various subway templates would not be stylistically consistent.

For that reason, I reverted your edit to this template, to maintain consistency with the other NYC subway route maps. Marc Shepherd (talk) 08:48, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Roller Coasters Newsletter, January 2008[edit]

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Template:Infobox NYCS service[edit]

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WikiProject Roller Coasters Newsletter, February 2008[edit]

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Big Brother 9 Episode ratings[edit]

Hey Geoking66, I just have a quick question. Do we need the episode ratings this time around? Since Big Brother 9 is airing during the official television season wouldn't the table I added be sufficient? Do we really need a second ratings table? The reason I ask is because we have missing gaps in the Big Brother 8 ratings table. I just recently found the viewer number in millions for the finale on The Hollywood Reporter and we are still missing the viewership number for the last Sunday episode. So could we scrap the episode rating table this time around? ♪♫Alucard 16♫♪ 01:49, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

An archive would be good that way we could still have the summary paragraph before the table like in Big Brother 8. ♪♫Alucard 16♫♪ 02:05, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Changes to overview table[edit]

I've reverted your changes to Results of the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries#Overview of results. Please open a discussion in the article's talk page if you wish to make such a dramatic change, and get consensus first. Wdfarmer (talk) 02:37, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

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Big Brother 9 (US) Voting History Table[edit]

There was a discussion about the voting history table. We are using the pairs at the beginning of the season. In the event that they split say Week 5 we will seperate everyone at that point that hasn't been evicted. So please leave the table in pairs. ♪♫Alucard 16♫♪ 02:53, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

JRE/JR East Issue[edit]

Hi, am trying, as you are to set up and tidy up the JR station/lines template. In January I set up JRE and did all the stations on the Aterazawa line. I have just also on the 26th set up the Ou Main Line.

Can we agree a common name JRE/JR East?

Cosnahang (talk) 12:03, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Sorry to be a pain but I have everything ready to roll bar this decision, it needs consistancy. Thanks Cosnahang (talk) 12:07, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Apologies, your comment did not pop up at me.

I think you are right it should be JR East. I will try to correct my efforts Cosnahang (talk) 11:29, 29 February 2008 (UTC)


All done that needed to be done, Fukushima and the whole Aterazawa line now JR East :) Phew

Will make a note on the Japan railways portal too Cosnahang (talk) 12:26, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Hi please see: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Trains_in_Japan#Fukushima_.28Fukushima.29_Station as I do not believe the Template:JR_East_stations is working except in default mode. I have unintentionally upset folk! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cosnahang (talkcontribs) 11:43, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for tidying up the JR East lines. All is now sweetness and light on the project. Cosnahang (talk) 09:59, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

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About station articles[edit]

Hi, you seem to be devoting to station in Japan articles(?) recently. It's a good thing and I want to appreciate it, but you are erasing pictures and making all line colors black. And templates you are using are, so to speak, not neat. Can you submit more information and improve this template? And if you are so generous, please follow this. --Izumi5 (talk) 02:02, 10 March 2008 (UTC) p.s. This is probably my willfulness, so if you want, ignore this. I'm using {{Infobox japan station}} which was created by me. I made it because {{Infobox Station}} doesn't suit to stations in Japanese because railroad system in Japan is a bit different from one in other countries. For example, one which has a ownership on a station is called operator (company), rather than owner. I cut the futile parameters that should be on the main section of the article. So I'm pleased if you could template of mine and, if you can, improve it. --Izumi5 (talk) 02:15, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Station boxes[edit]

Please leave the station boxes as they are. We are in the process of replacing them. JRG (talk) 05:45, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

  • They have been in the 'process' for about 12 months. I like your design, well done.Quaidy (talk) 09:16, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

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Miley Cyrus[edit]

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Don't listen to him, it's fucking hilarious. :D Eldestport (talk) 03:15, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

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Frank Lampard[edit]

"After a streak of matches without scoring, Lampard scored three goals in the span of two days, the first being against West Bromwich Albion and the latter two against Fulham." Thank you for adding that. Miles better than the "W.B.A." nonsense someone had put in there a week ago. sixtynine • spill it • 05:20, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

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Densities[edit]

I removed these as there seemed no consensus to add densities, and secondly, with the level of precision (2sf or 3sf at most) of the area figures supplied by the ABS, combined with the measurement of unpopulated areas (eg Hamersley and Eglinton which had large unpopulated areas), density figures are unreliable. If you disagree, feel free to contribute to the discussion at WikiProject Western Australia on this topic. Thank you. Orderinchaos 08:23, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Sydney platform boxes[edit]

Hi, you might like to get consensus re changing Sydney railway station platform boxes or you will stir up a hornet's nest! Regards, MrHarper (talk) 10:28, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Accessdate parameter[edit]

I saw in this diff that you added an "accessmonthday" and/or "accessdaymonth" parameter. Please be informed that these are deprecated. The preferred way is to put day, month, and year together in the "accessdate" parameter. Thank you, Debresser (talk) 13:34, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Big Brother 2009 (UK)[edit]

Please read the "Reccomendation for the Ratings section" part of the talk page on the article and add your views please. Thanks, DJ 12:49, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

A concensus has not been established on the talk page - the discussion is ongoing. Therefore, the table is removed. DJ

Grammar etc.[edit]

If much of your editing is for grammar and the like why does your page have the Estateagentese "is comprised of" instead of the English "comprises"?

Sam BB7's article at AFD[edit]

See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sam Bettay. DJ 09:49, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Something that can easily be achieved[edit]

As a member of the WP:BIGBROUK task force, you may be interested in the aforementioned discussion. DJ 14:54, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Royston railway station[edit]

Hi Geoking66. I've just spotted some info you added about services from Royston station that you added a while back. The info that you put only applies to the early morning peak services. The services for the rest of the day are slightly different. I've made some changes to include the off peak info but I thought I should let you know in case the article is important to you. Abc30 (talk) 23:53, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Changsha[edit]

Please do not do that again. You removed the 'redundant' chart when it simply is another way to present data. it should be there until a separate 'Geography of Changsha' article is created, which I doubt will happen in the near future. 华钢琴49 (TALK) 00:47, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

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Inkscape constituency map problem[edit]

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Nick Clegg image[edit]

Free though it may be, it's appalling as an image. For one thing, this is 2010, and colour is absent, whereas in real life, er, it isn't. Beyond that, the image suffers from intrusive unfocussed material in the lower right corner. Whereas I'm all for neutrality, this image does not, in my view, fairly represent Clegg. Comments? Rodhullandemu 02:43, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

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Romanization for words of English origin[edit]

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Webinar / edit-a-thon at the National Library of Medicine (NLM)[edit]

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Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

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Have time on Saturday?[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you're interested in attending, please sign up at the event page. We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 02:09, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

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)

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) 18:42, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

Though we have a massive snowstorm coming up, spring is just around the corner! Personally, I am looking forward to warmer weather.

Wikimedia DC is looking forward to a spring full of cool and exciting activities. In March, we have coming up:

  • Evening WikiSalon on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 PM – 9 PM. Meet up with Wikipedians for coffee at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle! If you cannot make it in the evening, join us at our...
  • March Meetup on Sunday, March 23 from 3 PM – 6 PM. Our monthly weekend meetup, same place as last month. Meet really cool and interesting people!
  • Women in the Arts 2014 meetup and edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 30 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Our second annual Women in the Arts edit-a-thon, held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free lunch will be served!

We hope to see you at our upcoming events! If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my talk page.

Harej (talk) 05:11, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

An exciting month of wiki events![edit]

Hello there,

I am pleased to say that April will be a very exciting month for Wikipedia in Washington, DC. We have a lot of different events coming up, so you will have a lot to choose from.

First, a reminder that our second annual Women in the Arts Edit-a-Thon will take place on Sunday, March 30 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Coming up in April, we have our first-ever Open Government WikiHack with the Sunlight Foundation on April 5–6! We are working together to use open government data to improve the Wikimedia projects, and we would love your help. All are welcome, regardless of coding or editing experience. We will also be having a happy hour the day before, with refreshments courtesy of the Sunlight Foundation.

On Friday, April 11 we are having our first edit-a-thon ever with the Library of Congress. The Africa Collection Edit-a-Thon will focus on the Library's African and Middle East Reading Room. It'll be early in the morning, but it's especially worth it if you're interested in improving Wikipedia's coverage of African topics.

The following day, we are having our second annual Wiki Loves Capitol Hill training. We will discuss policy issues relevant to Wikimedia and plan for our day of outreach to Congressional staffers that will take place during the following week.

There are other meetups in the works, so be sure to check our meetup page with the latest. I hope to see you at some of these events!

All the best,
James Hare

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Two edit-a-thons coming up![edit]

Hello there!

I'm pleased to tell you about two upcoming edit-a-thons:

  • This Tuesday, April 29, from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, we have the Freer and Sackler edit-a-thon. (Sorry for the short notice!)
  • On Saturday, May 10 we have the Wikipedia APA edit-a-thon, in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

We have more stuff coming up in May and June, so make sure to keep a watch on the DC meetup page. As always, if you have any recommendations or requests, please leave a note on the talk page.


Best,

James Hare

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Meet up with us[edit]

Happy May!

There are a few meetups in DC this month, including an edit-a-thon later this month. Check it out:

  • On Thursday, May 15 come to our evening WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle. If you're available Thursday evening, feel free to join us!
  • Or if you prefer a Saturday night dinner gathering, we also have our May Meetup at Capitol City Brewing Company. (Beer! Non-beer things too!)
  • You are also invited to the Federal Register edit-a-thon at the National Archives later this month.

Come one, come all!

Best,

James Hare

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Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]

Greetings!

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Wikimedia DC has yet another busy month in June. Whether you're a newcomer to Wikipedia or have years of experience, we're happy to see you come. Here's what's coming up:

  • On Wednesday, June 11 from 7 to 9 PM come to the WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space. Hang out with Wikipedia enthusiasts!
  • Saturday, June 14 is the Frederick County History Edit-a-Thon from 11 AM to 4 PM. Help improve local history on Wikipedia.
  • The following Saturday, June 21, is the June Meetup. Dinner and drinks with Wikipedians!
  • Come on Tuesday, June 24 for the Wikipedia in Your Library edit-a-thon at GWU on local and LGBT history.
  • Last but not least, on Sunday, June 29 we have the Phillips Collection Edit-a-Thon in honor of the Made in America exhibit.

Wikipedia is better with friends, so why not come out to an event?

Best,

James Hare

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

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I am pleased to announce our fourth annual picnic, the Great American Wiknic, will take place at Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 5 PM (rain date: July 20). We will be hanging out by the statue of Dante Alighieri, a statue that was donated to the park in 1921 as a tribute to Italian Americans. Read more about the statue on Wikipedia. If you would like to sign up for the picnic, you can do so here. When signing up, say what you’re going to bring!

July will also feature the second annual Great American Wiknic in Frederick, Maryland. This year’s Frederick picnic will take place on Sunday, July 6 at Baker Park. Sign up here for the Frederick picnic.

What else is going on in July? We have the American Chemical Society Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, July 12, dedicated to notable chemists, and our monthly WikiSalon on Wednesday, July 16.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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

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Greetings!

Sorry for the last minute update, but our friends at the DC Historical Society have scheduled a Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle fought in the District. The event will last from noon to 2 PM on Wednesday, July 30. Hope you can make it!

Best,

James Hare

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

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

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


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

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

See you at the Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street, Laurel, MD on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST. See http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205494212/ for more information. Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

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

The WikiSalon is a special meetup usually held during the first and third full weeks of every month, from 7 PM to 9 PM. It's an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss Wikimedia wikis and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own.

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

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

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


For more information, see http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205500822/


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

Wikimedia DC's Wonderful meetups[edit]

Wikimedia DC's Upcoming meetups

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

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 22:50, 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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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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happy holidays[edit]

Happy holidays and happy new year to my Editing Wikipedia "WikiProject New York City Public Transportation", editing coleuge(I have trouble speeling this word, it means two people who work at the same place.). From, very friendly, Doorknob747 00:55, 17 December 2014 (UTC) here is a gift of something rarely seen: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_interior_of_a_busy,_R160B_R_train.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by Doorknob747 (talkcontribs) 00:55, 17 December 2014 (UTC)