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Welcome to the Wikipedia![edit]

Welcome to the Wikipedia, Hgrosser! And thanks for helping with the Science fiction article. Hope you enjoy editing here and becoming a Wikipedian! Here are some perfunctory tips to hasten your acculturation into the Wikipedia experience:

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Best of luck, Hgrosser, and have fun! Ombudsman 14:20, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

Age[edit]

You should probably inform whoever added that incorrect age of the existence of the template if you can find out who it was in the article history. - Mgm|(talk) 11:55, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

A tip on moving pages[edit]

It's easier to list a page at WP:RM and let an admin handle it, than to do something convoluted like using a temporary page (Zzzzzzzzzz) as you did. --Closedmouth 13:50, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Heh, that's okay, I think I ended up merging the history into the wrong page anyway. We all make mistakes. --Closedmouth 05:01, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Schumin Web Transit Center[edit]

Yeah, Schumin Web Transit Center is still down, but I'm working on bringing it back bigger and better than it was before. Thanks for the archive link. SchuminWeb (Talk) 16:15, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Images[edit]

On 14 March you tagged Image:My Buttock.jpg for deletion. However, that image is hosted on the Commons and can't be deleted from here. All that I could delete was the page that you created when you added the prod tag. I will let an admin from the commons know about the image and then they can decide what to do about it. CambridgeBayWeather Have a gorilla 13:19, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you very much for catching my errors in the article "Standard electrode potential (data page)". Stan J. Klimas (talk) 23:33, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Standard electrode potential (data page)/posline[edit]

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Possibly unfree Image:Debra bowen1.gif[edit]

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Washington Metro GAR notification[edit]

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Antisemitism[edit]

In answer to your quesion on the AS page, yes, that's why the term was invented by Wilhelm Marr. He wanted to be accepted as a legitimate ideological position rather than just hatred. Paul B (talk) 11:28, 25 September 2009 (UTC)


Apparently unfree image[edit]

Possibly unfree File:Faq time calendar vernal e.gif[edit]

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NYCS service Templates vs. Hard links[edit]

With this edit to Myrtle Avenue, you replaced the hard links (to the services for the station) in the intro with {{NYCS|J}}, etc.. This breaks functionality in Google Earth. Unfortunately, Google Earth can't display templates so that would be shown as is served by and trains at all times, and the train during rush hours. Please don't use templates in the intro section of station articles; they are fine elsewhere. Thanks, Acps110 (talkcontribs) 00:01, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Ref template[edit]

Hi - I wanted to say thanks for creating Template:Smallref. I tried experimenting a bit with the size of the font today, but in doing so, noticed that the template starts to cause problems if it's used more than once; all refs end up appearing as duplicates of the first ref. I imagine this has something to do with the "name" field in your template.

Is this indeed the case, or am I doing something wrong? --Ħ MIESIANIACAL 17:52, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Yes, that does seem to be the problem. The solution likely would be to use #if: to select based on whether name is specified. I'll have to look into the right syntax for that. Hgrosser (talk) 21:06, 7 May 2010 (UTC-7)
Sorry, I got completely sidetracked! I'm afraid I'm not terribly good at code, only figuring it out bit by bit through trial and error. I'll see if what you just changed has helped in any way. Cheers. --Ħ MIESIANIACAL 15:41, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

I've just been trying to work the new template into Monarchy of Canada, but the "name" parameter still isn't functioning properly; the citations end up reading as "{{{1}}}". I don't know what to do to fix that. --Ħ MIESIANIACAL 23:07, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Sorry to come into this discussion late, but what exactly does Template:smref do? the reason I'm interested is that I initiated Talk:Prime Minister of Canada#Seeking_consensus_to_remove_.3Csmall.3E_tags_around_.3Cref.3E and if it makes references smaller than they already are, you may want to comment on that discussion. --Walter Görlitz (talk) 03:51, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Smallref[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:R-[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Smallref[edit]

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Template:Petipa ballets[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:So-called[edit]

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References[edit]

Do you have a better reference than a blog?

Blogs are not considered the best in the world.

FMI:

> Best O Fortuna (talk) 02:44, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Personally, I think I might have went the other way and choose: Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons#Presumption in favor of privacy and yanked it out. > Best O Fortuna (talk)

Act numbering for opera articles[edit]

Your changes to the Lucia di Lammermoor act numbering have been reveted with the following note:

Note: Roman numerals are used for act number(ing) per WikiProjectOpera guidelines

It is the collective decision of the Project that opera articles appear this way, and you will find that to be the case on almost all you'll come across. Viva-Verdi (talk) 02:08, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

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Your recent requests for article renaming[edit]

Both your requests have been contested based on Wikipedia's manual of style, specifically MOS:DASH. Since this guideline is pretty clear on the issue, I'll cancel the requests. If you still think they should be submitted, you can recreate them using the procedure described at WP:RM#Requesting a single page move. Favonian (talk) 13:49, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Pussy Riot[edit]

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Category:Washington Metro stations with platform-level faregates[edit]

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Derry (Lamest Edit Wars)[edit]

Your edit probably got reverted because a consensus has been reached (ie: WP:DERRY) on how to name articles previously, and your edits broke it. --Ritchie333 (talk) 14:09, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

spans on iw links?[edit]

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This is not on; please explain before you do any more of this. Alarbus (talk) 00:53, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Can you explain what you are doing? This seems unnecessary and it's causing people work.--Wehwalt (talk) 01:30, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

You have been blocked temporarily from editing for abuse of editing privileges. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you would like to be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding the text {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}, but you should read the guide to appealing blocks first.

I've blocked you for 12 hours. Really, it's just to get your attention, I have no objection to lifting it or any other admin is free to. But if you let it run out and do the same thing again and don't engage with inquirers, well, you guess.--Wehwalt (talk) 02:04, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

If you ask to be unblocked and agree to talk about this, it should be no problem. Please cease deploying this on other wikis while it is discussedAlarbus (talk) 02:22, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

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Request reason:

All my edits have been constructive, not disruptive. Normally, the list of interlanguage links in an article cannot include the same language, as if you write [[en:SomeArticle]], it gets treated as [[SomeArticle]], which appears on its own page as SomeArticle. However, if the list of interwiki links is enclosed in <span style=display:none>...</span>, it has no effect on the links to other languages, which appear in their usual place on the left-hand side (perhaps these over-eager admins didn’t notice this), but suppresses the display of SomeArticle in the article text. This permits an identical list of interwiki links to appear in every language, which simplifies the task of adding a new language. (You can just copy the list from any one of the existing languages, only adding the new language, and not having to add the language you copied it from.)

As to my ignoring the request to stop, when I received the note on my talk page I immediately ceased enclosing the interwiki links (and I came nowhere near the 3RR!) and spent my time composing an appropriate reply. (I'm not the fastest of typists, after all,:) and I do like to spend some time away from the computer. ) After all, you could have explained it better than “This is not on;”. Frankly, blocking me for not getting back to you fast enough is more of an abuse of the administrative privilege than any abuse I may have committed of the editing privilege. Hgrosser (talk) 03:22, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Decline reason:

You persistently acted against consensus, ignoring other people. I would agree to unblock you if you agreed to stop making such edits and start a discussion at WP:VPR instead. Max Semenik (talk) 07:23, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first and then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page for as long as you are blocked.

Here you reverted me rather than discuss it, and you also reverted me on fr:wp and continued deploying this on pt:wp afterwards. You've been reverted by editors on fr:wp and es:wp, as I noted on User talk:Wehwalt#IW links. I've also seen a bot cut the local link from pages on de:wp and da:wp.

This is not a good idea and you need to get consensus for it before continuing, which I don't believe you'll get. Block-copying sets of iw links is often quite inappropriate. If you agree to stop doing this and seek consensus, you should be unblocked. Alarbus (talk) 04:00, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

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Request reason:

I did not act against consensus, no one objected until I happened to do it to the Article of the Day, because it had only 2 other wikis. And reverting someone once is hardly grounds for a ban. However now that you've told me where to discuss it, I agree not to do it anymore until I discuss it on the Village Pump. (But not right now, I'm signing off.) And you ignored the ban msg. that it was just to get my attn. Hgrosser (talk) 08:02, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Accept reason:

Original admin unblocking on representation by editor accepted in good faith. Wehwalt (talk) 08:27, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Unblocking administrator: Please check for active autoblocks on this user after accepting the unblock request.
Until you discuss it or until you have consensus?--Wehwalt (talk) 08:08, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
Until a substantial number of people agree w/ me, and start doing it themselves. Hgrosser (talk) 08:11, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
Good enough. You aren't blocked anymore.--Wehwalt (talk) 08:19, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

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Chebychev[edit]

Your reversion at Pafnuty Chebyshev has restored a copyright violation which must be removed by policy. Please do not restore it again or you may be blocked. Please also do not use uncivil edit summaries no matter how strongly held your views are. SpinningSpark 14:44, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Why not just cite that book, if that is where it came from? Let the publisher worry about if it too lengthy a quote. Hgrosser (talk) 14:51, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
No, citing the book makes no difference to its copyright status. The material can only be used if it is completely rewritten so that it is no longer a copy, or a close paraphrase of the text in the book. In other words, the facts can be used, but the words can't. SpinningSpark 14:58, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

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Alumin(i)um bottles[edit]

Hi. I reverted your move of Aluminium bottle to Aluminum bottle. Consensus on Wikipedia, per Talk:Aluminium/Spelling is to use "aluminium" because this is what the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry uses. Please don't move pages against a general consensus without at least discussing the matter on the article's talk page. (I'm also not at all convinced that it's primarily a north-American product; we have plenty of them over here in the UK, too.) Dricherby (talk) 10:59, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

  • And would you please stop changing random instances of the word "aluminium" in the article to "aluminum"? I realise that you're used to typing "aluminum" so it's natural that this will occur in new text but there's no reason to deliberately make the spelling in the article inconsistent. Dricherby (talk) 11:36, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

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Template:2[edit]

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Murder of Leiby Kletzky[edit]

Hi, I don't understand why you changed the apostrophe and quote mark style in the article. When I type into the edit box, a straight ' comes up, not a curvy one. Yoninah (talk) 09:38, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

You know, I totally agree with you. When I type my articles on my computer using Calibri font, the quote marks all come out the way you inserted them. But then I see thousands (millions?) of other Wikipedia articles which use straight quote marks because that's the way they look when you type them in the editing window. Are you planning to make changes on all Wikipedia articles? Yoninah (talk) 18:37, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Pussy Riot[edit]

Hi! Great to see the Pussy Riot article growing post-trial. I do have one favor, and I hope you don't mind me asking - would you mind using edit summaries? There is a lot going on in the article right now (activity wise) and it'd be great to trust the edit summaries instead of having to double check each history. Thank you for considering this! SarahStierch (talk) 18:58, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

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Disruption[edit]

Please stop your disruptive edits at Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia. MOS:PUNC clearly states that curly quotes should not be used, and the article has used dmy dates since 9 March 2006.[1]. If the article has evolved using one format, then that format should be retained. DrKiernan (talk) 12:35, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

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Rigoletto[edit]

Stop changing date format in this article please. Format was decided by consensus. If you want to change it, seek new consensus on the talk page. 81.83.136.140 (talk) 17:00, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

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Date format for ISO article[edit]

Your input is requested at Talk:International Organization for Standardization#Date formats for this article. (An edit that you made is mentioned there.) Mitch Ames (talk) 01:50, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Pussy Riot member[edit]

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Edit-a-thon tomorrow (Saturday) in Oakland[edit]

Hi, I hope you will be joining us tomorrow afternoon at the Edit-a-thon at Tech Liminal, in Oakland. We'll be working on articles relating to women and democracy (and anything else that interests you). It's sponsored by the California League of Women Voters, Tech Liminal, and me.

If this is the first you are hearing of this event, my apologies for the last-minute notice! I announced it on the San Francisco email list and by a banner on your watchlist, but I neglected to look at the San Francisco invitation list until this evening. If you can't make it this time, I hope to see you at a similar event soon! -Pete (talk) 04:45, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Template:Infobox oil spill[edit]

Hi, Hgrosser. I posted a question at Template talk:Infobox oil spill concerning usage of the infobox field |casualties=. As an editor of that infobox's documentation your contribution is appreciated. Thank you. Beagel (talk) 08:47, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Hamilton C shell[edit]

The proper name of the product is Hamilton C shell. It does not need to be prefaced by "the" nor should it be. It would like saying Microsoft sells "the Windows" or "the Word". Re: your confusion about the author's name, it is considered impolite to refer to a transgendered person by their old name in the manner you've done. From Wikipedia:WikiProject LGBT studies#Guidelines: "The Wikipedia Manual of Style's guidelines on identity indicate to refer to transgender individuals according to the names and pronouns they use to identify themselves." While the product is notable, the author does not appear to be, hence my concern about the personal intrusion. But to satisfy your concern, I've cited the note already included in the Hamilton C shell article. I trust this will be sufficient. Msnicki (talk) 16:31, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Pavel Dmitrichenko[edit]

I noticed that you recently added the above titled article to the English Wikipedia, using a rough translation from Google Translate. Please note that the community has decided that creating articles created from rough translations using this method is considerably worse that having no article at all. Before editing or creating further articles, please spend some time fully translating the above noted article. Thank you. Cindy(talk to me) 06:50, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

You're invited to the first-ever Wikipedia Iconathon![edit]

Help build the visual language of Wikipedia at the first ever Wikimedia Foundation/Noun Project Iconathon
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The Wikimedia Foundation is partnering up with the Noun Project to run the first-ever Wikipedia Iconathon on April 6th at WMF headquarters, and you're invited!

What is an Iconathon: An iconathon is a co-design process where Wikimedia staff, the user community, and a few graphic designers collaboratively discuss what symbols could best represent a concept for an icon – for example, what's the best icon for New Editor, Revert or Oversight? Sketches will be converted into high fidelity icons by Noun Project graphic designers, and will be released under a free license for use by anyone on the Internet. Help build the free encyclopedia icon set that anyone in the world can share and reuse!

Logistics: The event runs from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm on April 6th at the Wikimedia Foundation office in San Francisco. Follow the signs at the door! We'll have plenty of paper and pens/pencils for sketching.

How to sign up: Please register here using the code 'wiki'

More info:

About the Noun Project About Iconathons

Hope to see you there! :) Maryana (WMF) (talk) 21:43, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

April 2013[edit]

Please stop using talk pages such as Talk:Gattaca for general discussion of the topic. They are for discussion related to improving the article; not for use as a forum or chat room. If you have specific questions about certain topics, consider visiting our reference desk and asking them there instead of on article talk pages. See here for more information. Thank you. -- Doniago (talk) 13:50, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your work on Boston Marathon bombings. Bearian (talk) 22:39, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

File:Dzhokhar Tsarnayev.jpg[edit]

Reverting to the original version was unnecessary when the image is non-free.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 03:23, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Wiknic 2013[edit]

Wiknic 2013
Sunday, June 23rd · 12:34pm · Lake Merritt, Oakland
Theme: Hyperlocal list-making
Lake Merritt Wild Duck Refuge (Oakland, CA)

This year's 2013 SF Wiknik will be held at Lake Merritt, next to Children's Fairyland in Oakland. This event will be co-attended by people from the hyperlocal Oakland Wiki. May crosspollination of ideas and merriment abound!

Location and Directions[edit]

  • Location: The grassy area due south of Children's Fairyland (here) (Oakland Wiki)
    • Nearest BART: 19th Street
    • Nearest bus lines: NL/12/72
    • Street parking abounds
EdwardsBot (talk) 04:45, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

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You're invited...[edit]

to two upcoming Bay Area events:

  • Maker Faire 2013, Sat/Sun May 18-19, San Mateo -- there will have a booth about Wikimedia, and we need volunteers to talk to the public and ideas for the booth -- see the wiki page to sign up!
  • Edit-a-Thon 5, Sat May 25, 10-2pm, WMF offices in San Francisco -- this will be a casual edit-a-thon open to both experienced and new editors alike! Please sign up if on the wiki page if you can make it so we know how much food to get.

I hope you can join us at one or both! -- phoebe / (talk to me) 20:13, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

May 2013[edit]

Information icon Please do not add inappropriate external links to Wikipedia, as you did to Starship Troopers (film). Wikipedia is not a collection of links, nor should it be used for advertising or promotion. Inappropriate links include (but are not limited to) links to personal web sites, links to web sites with which you are affiliated, and links that attract visitors to a web site or promote a product. See the external links guideline and spam guideline for further explanations. Because Wikipedia uses the nofollow attribute value, its external links are disregarded by most search engines. If you feel the link should be added to the page, please discuss it on the associated talk page rather than re-adding it. Thank you. -- Doniago (talk) 20:46, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Given your reversion of my deletion, I've asked for input at WT:FILM. My opinion is that the link is likely in violation of WP:ELNO, but I'm willing to see what other editors have to say. Regards. Doniago (talk) 00:54, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

I ask you to have some patience regarding adding this link. Discussion has not been finalized, and we need to establish a consensus about a link like that. I just posted my findings (that the film is hosted by Crackle) and think it seems okay to use. Let's have other editors weigh in before we restore that link. If it is acceptable, maybe we can provide links to the other films too. Erik (talk | contribs) 19:36, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Disambiguated link[edit]

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Your edits appear to violate our LGBT Guidelines[edit]

I am reverting your changes to Hamilton C shell and C shell per Wikipedia's guidelines at WP:LGBT#Guidelines, which make clear that individuals who have transitioned and changed their names should be referred to by their current name and that it is unnecessary and inappropriate to insert their former name into the lede. This is especially true for individuals who are themselves non-notable. (In this particular case, Hamilton C shell is notable, but it does not appear there are sources to establish that the author is notable.) Further, there are footnotes in both articles that explain the name change. I hope you may respect both the guidelines and that individual's privacy, but frankly, given that we went through this very same issue a while back on these very same articles, I'm pretty disappointed at what appears to be an agenda to out trans people even when you know you're not supposed to. Do it again and I absolutely, positively will take this to WP:ANI. Msnicki (talk) 14:22, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

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Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013

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by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs)

Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

New positions: Sign up to be a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar, or a Volunteer Wikipedia Librarian

Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Off to a roaring start this fall in the United States: 29 events are planned or have been hosted.

New subscription donations: Cochrane round 2; HighBeam round 8; Questia round 4... Can we partner with NY Times and Lexis-Nexis??

New ideas: OCLC innovations in the works; VisualEditor Reference Dialog Workshop; a photo contest idea emerges

News from the library world: Wikipedian joins the National Archives full time; the Getty Museum releases 4,500 images; CERN goes CC-BY

Announcing WikiProject Open: WikiProject Open kicked off in October, with several brainstorming and co-working sessions

New ways to get involved: Visiting scholar requirements; subject guides; room for library expansion and exploration

Read the full newsletter

Thanks for reading! All future newsletters will be opt-in only. Have an item for the next issue? Leave a note for the editor on the Suggestions page. --The Interior 21:14, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Placement of images in articles[edit]

Hello. I noticed you placed the picture of the hominid evolutionary tree on the lead of several articles. Please don't do this. Place it on the relevant section or elsewhere where it is not the first thing a reader reads. See WP:IMAGELOCATION.-- OBSIDIANSOUL 03:47, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Frederick the Great[edit]

For controversial article moves please use the procedure described in Wikipedia:Requested moves. Thank you. --Saddhiyama (talk) 10:22, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

One half[edit]

Please do not use the 1/2 character in mathematics articles. It is explicitly discouraged by MOS:MATH, as it is not a style commonly used in mathematics. —David Eppstein (talk) 03:49, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 15:31, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

You're invited: Art & Feminism Edit-a-thon[edit]

Art & Feminism Edit-a-Thon - You are invited!
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Hi Hgrosser! The first Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in San Francisco.

Any editors interested in the intersection of feminism and art are welcome. Wikipedians of all experience levels are invited! Experienced editors will be on hand to help new editors.
Bring a friend and a laptop! Come one, come all! Learn more here!

SarahStierch (talk) 08:58, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

You're invited! WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley[edit]

Saturday, April 5 - WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley - You are invited!
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The University of California, Berkeley's Berkeley Center for New Media is hosting our first edit-a-thon, facilitated by WikiWoman Sarah Stierch, on April 5! This event, focused on engaging women to contribute to Wikipedia, will feature a brief Wikipedia policy and tips overview, followed by a fast-paced energetic edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Please bring your laptop and be prepared to edit about women and women's history!

The event is April 5, from 1-5 PM, at the Berkeley Center for New Media Commons at Moffitt Library.

You must RSVP here - see you there! SarahStierch (talk) 23:30, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Look forward to see you at Berkeley today![edit]

Hi there. Thanks for signing up for the WikiWomen's Edit-a-Thon at Berkeley that is happening today. I look forward to seeing you! We have changed the on-campus venue due to the response we've had, via Wikipedia and Facebook. Please take a look at the event page. If you get this message too late, we'll have a sign on the door of the former location directing you to the new one, which is only a short walk. See you then! SarahStierch (talk) 15:38, 5 April 2014 (UTC)