User talk:Gyrofrog

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Hello, could you be of help in getting a bot installed on the PopMatters Wikipedia page, so the Alexa ranking for their site (it is an online magazine) is automatically updated each month? I've read that such a bot exists on Wikipedia. But I've no idea how to install it on the PopMatters page. Can you help? So far I've just been updating it manually every few months. Thanks.

Cheers. Neptune's Trident (talk) 16:55, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Left response at User talk:Neptune's Trident. -- Gyrofrog 13:58, 13 July 2014 (UTC)


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

Company F, 3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, in Fort Stevens, Washington DC (ca. 1861).jpg


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!


James Hare

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you can remove the unreferenced enthusiasm, but should leave the fax about the release of the book.Cosprings (talk) 19:32, 1 August 2014 (UTC)


Hi Gyrofrog. As one of the main WikiProject Africa contributors, your input here would be greatly appreciated. Best regards, Middayexpress (talk) 19:28, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Brian Jones and oh No Ja jou[edit]

Hi Just noticed some un-sourced WP:NPOV in the biog page of Brian Jones 1/ The cover for 1995 Joujouka Black Eyes LP by Master Musiicans of Joujouka was not a Hamri painting , that painting was chosen by Brian Jones as the cover for their eventually released Lp in 1971 the original brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka and its removal from the controversial reissue and replacement with a modern photo of a musician on the international circut in 1995 was part of that controversy (see The Independent article linked below).

2/ Though there are two groups in Joujouka/Jajouka neither were started by an Irishman and they are currently respectively led by first cousins Ahmed El Attar and Bachir Attar,

The more correct name as used by the Moroccan government in transliteration is Zahjouka.Catapla (talk) 00:22, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Weird edits[edit]

Hello. Can you look at the article of Yazdanism? An ip ( systematically vandalising the article and changed the sourced sentences. Can you warn him about it? Please watch this page. Because the ip won't give up corrupting the article. And also i suggest to redirect the page to Mehrdad Izady since the religion Yazdanism is a neologism that created by lzady and not supported by historical sources and academical circles. According to me, the content should be copy-paste to the Mehrdad Izady and the page (Yazdanism) should be redirected. Regards...— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:01, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

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 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

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:26, 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!


James Hare

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Apparent vandalism of Rocky Mountains article[edit]

Hi! I'm bothering you because you issued a warning to IP about malicious edits. I think I have found another one by the same IP, but I'm not sure what to do about it - I'm not familiar with the process of backing out a revision and I don't want to mess anything up. The revision made by was at 13:39 today (14 October 2014) and it changed the word "hiking" to "cat fighting" in the third paragraph of the article which discusses the land use in the area. Is there a procedure I should follow to report apparent vandalism?

Thank you!

Eodril (talk) 20:36, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Left response at User talk:Eodril. -- Gyrofrog 20:45, 14 October 2014 (UTC)


This Wiki article about the people of Qemant is absolutely faux. I am Qemant myself and born and raised in Chilga and have known my grand parents and my mother speaking the language. I have attended prayers as a young student in Aykel. Some one edited this or changed it since I read this in 2009. This is altered to keep the interests of the current government of Ethiopia. There was a conflict between government forces and peaceful student protestors in Chilga at the beginning of this year. It was broadcasted on VOA. I am a 34 year old busy medical doctor in North America and have many more priorities right now, but if you continue to present flawed information, I will stop any monetary contribution to wikipedia. I will take time in the future to come up with valid article of my own. I wonder how many of your edits on the African continent are genuinely evidence based. Now, I have to start questioning that. Response is appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Desert ufo (talkcontribs) 22:12, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Left response at User talk:Desert ufo. -- Gyrofrog 18:18, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

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Charles Moffet[edit]

Hi Gyrofrog ... I made the edit because I was an actual student of Charles Moffett and I also consider him a friend. Unfortunately I don't have any citation to quote. His great history is lacking. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 03:07, 24 November 2014‎

Left response at User talk: -- Gyrofrog 16:04, 24 November 2014 (UTC)