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Bill format[edit]

Please see the changes I recently made to Stop Tobacco Smuggling in the Territories Act of 2013. Find the changes here. You should find it helpful as you work on H.R. 316, the Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act. You're doing a great job adding these articles; keep up the good work!—GoldRingChip 20:55, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

again[edit]

Have you noticed the changes I've been making to the articles you've created?—GoldRingChip 17:19, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

I've noticed several common changes.
First, changing the formats of dates. I always use Month Day, Year as my format, which is what the guide seemed to say is okay. The automated cite tool (that allows filling in fields and then creates the citations for you) automatically uses day month year format in the citations (if you hit the "cite web" and then "access date" button). I'm not sure I see the point of changing the date in the citations. Is there some reason to do so?
Second, changing places where I referred to the bill by it's number as the subject of a sentence (H.R. # amends this other law...) so that they read (The bill amends this other law...). I don't think that is a good change to make. You've discussed putting more than one bill in the same article before (senate version and house version, versions from multiple years, etc). Switching to a generic "the bill" leaves open the possibility that someone will get confused about which bill is being discussed. Using the bill number is clearer and more precise (and usually faster than typing out the entire short title).
Third, changing the number of categories a bill is in. I'm a tad confused about this one. I put a bill in whatever categories it seems to fit in, the more the better. As a Wikipedia user, I use the category section on the bottom of pages to find other articles related - I'd prefer to have more options rather than fewer ones. I'm not sure I agree that "proposed United States legislation of the 113th Congress" and "proposed United States legislation" are redundant. As a user I may want legislation from a specific Congress, or I might just be interested in any proposed legislation at all. Why not have both category options there? It also means that the article shows up on more category pages and can be found more easily. So, I'm a bit confused about why you keep removing categories. Unless it is causing the article to show up three times in the same category, I can't see that it matters, whereas my version creates a richer selection of category links someone reading the page can look at. Am I missing something about this?
Fourth, changing some of the bill links to direct them to the LOC bill page. I found this page: Template:USBill yesterday, so hopefully I'll be able to do those myself now. Pretty cool. Is there any explanation anywhere to explain how the template knows to go to the THOMAS site?
Finally, article name changes, removing the bill number and the congress number. I think User:JimHarperDC and I have already explained several times why we think it is important to have the number and the congress in the titles. I'm not really sure where to go with this.
Did I miss anything? I have learned a lot already just from watching changes you make, so I appreciate that a lot. I am confused about some of the changes though, as you see above. Thanks. HistoricMN44 (talk) 17:45, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

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Sorry I couldn't make it - I was out of town. Maybe next time. HistoricMN44 (talk) 14:01, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for all your work in adding congressional legislation to Wikipedia! I think it is very valuable. Surfer43 (talk) 21:18, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks so much! That made my day. I'm glad other people see the value in having a handy place to read and understand legislation. Wikipedia is a great tool because you can link to explanations about everything. HistoricMN44 (talk) 14:24, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

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Legislative work and Saturday meetup[edit]

Hello there, I'm not sure if we met during the last Legislative Data Meetup, but I wont be able to attend the next one this Saturday because of Pride, however I am really interested in the scope of the project and went ahead and reviewed some of those articles and here is what I found should be discussed to improve the current list.

The list looks great however I wasn't able to tell the status of anything, there should be a section to the right on the list indicating the status of the bill: if it has died, it's in committee, passed committee, etc; this way the reader can easily understand what is at stake at the present moment. It's hard to tell that An Act to award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal award to victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing actually became a law, since it's listed here in the proposed legislation list, so having a extra column would visually help understand the status of legislation.

Some of the articles on the proposed legislation dont have an active discussion page, for example the Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act of 2013 should have the Template:WikiProject Veterinary medicine and Template:WikiProject Law templates; and the Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act should have the Template:WikiProject Law, Template:WikiProject Connecticut, and Template:WikiProject Dams templates; this would properly mark the articles and maybe hopefully increase attention to them.

Even though they are part of the template for a perfect article, empty sections should be removed until they can be filled so to avoid empty section templates which makes the article look shabby in my opinion, like in the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013.

I am a big believer of using images in articles, but I also understand that articles on legislation normally dont have them, in any case in some cases it's easy, and important to have some, like in the Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013 a picture of a Federal Duck Stamp should be used in the background section.

Anyways hope this helps somehow.mijotoba (talk) 18:21, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi! Sorry this is so late - I did read your comments and bring them up at Saturday's meeting; I found them very helpful. I considered including a status in the list way back when, but the one person I talked to advised against it. Having one would require us to intermittently go through and check on all of the statuses to make sure it's correct. That'd be a good thing to do, but I really don't have time for it. Maybe it's something to add if we get more active project members???
I mentioned the Wikiprojects idea to the group and they agreed that it was a good one. I hadn't really considered it before. Do you have any thoughts about how I can avoid spamming these groups? I don't want to start adding stuff at random and upset them (for instance, if we do tons of legislation articles, does the Law project really want to know about all of them? I tried asking and got no response). Any thoughts on this?
Pictures would be nice and I certainly have no objection to adding some, I just don't have the time personally to dig around trying to find appropriate public domain images for the articles. I'm trying (and failing) to keep up with the laws Congress passes and with laws they are discussing on the floor. Hopefully other people will get involved and do things like add photos, update the status of bills I've already written about, and cover more of the debate about different items.
Thanks for all your comments - you've given me more to think about and I appreciate the support. HistoricMN44 (talk) 19:38, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

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Enacted Acts of Congress[edit]

I hope I wasn't being to pushy here, but I removed the bill/Congress number from the Freedom to Fish Act because it's an actually-enacted Act of Congress. (We wouldn't title the article about the Voting Right Act of 1965 by its Congress and bill number.) I'm not completely on board with using bill/Congress in the title of bills, but I think we can agree that they can be removed in Acts. What do you think?—GoldRingChip 21:09, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi! No, that doesn't seem pushy. It actually hadn't occurred to me to think of it that way. Henceforth, any articles I create on actual Public Laws I will just name with their popular name/short title and leave any bill numbers out of it. Do you have any thoughts on including the years of those? In a lot of bills the short title/popular name is explicitly stated in the actual text of the legislation (usually in section one). Sometimes it explicitly includes the year, other times it explicitly doesn't. Do you think it's best to proceed with using whichever way it is explicitly named and not add the year if it wasn't originally included? I think that'd be the most accurate way to do it. Thanks. HistoricMN44 (talk) 19:31, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Years is a tricky thing to decide. As you say, some have them some don't. I'm inclined, ceteris paribus, to copy exactly the statute's explicit short name, and create a redirect from the other version. If there is no short name, then I don't know. You?—GoldRingChip 23:55, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
That seems reasonable. Are there any rules governing redirects - how many of them to have or not have? Obviously we want people to be able to find things, but not go overboard. I hate it when Congress doesn't give a short name - it's such a pain (for many reasons outside Wikipedia). Honestly, who wants to refer to an act with an actual sentence? Still, I think those are probably rare and specific enough not to need a year added. HistoricMN44 (talk) 13:31, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
A short name carries political baggage and can win/lose votes for no good reason, so I can understand why drafters don't use them for minor bills. There are rules, or at least guidelines, for redirects I believe. Wikipedia:Redirect has more.—GoldRingChip 13:43, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

E-Verify[edit]

I was actually mistaken. I thought they had removed the e-verify requirement, but that was incorrect so I put it back in the article. Or, more specifically, I put it back in one of the two articles. The article should be merged/redirected to the other one. JoelWhy?(talk) 13:31, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

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Veterans benefits for PTSD[edit]

Hi HistoricMN44 - Please see the Talk page for the Veterans Benefits for PTSD article. Short version: I took out a section you added about the Ruth Moore Act, but only for reasons related to the organization of the article and the need to match space and prominence with importance. If you are interested in building a new section of the article specifically addressing veterans PTSD due to MST claims, please join in! After reading your user page, I'm not sure if that is a specific interest of yours but I appreciated your edits to the article and I think it's a great idea to specifically address MST, including the Ruth Moore Act. Thanks! - Mark Mark D Worthen PsyD 08:26, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

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Notability[edit]

Hi. Unrelated to our discussion at Talk:PPACA, I noticed you've been creating articles for relatively obscure proposed legislation. While I applaud your efforts, many -- perhaps most -- of these articles appear not to satisfy the general notability guideline found at WP:GNG. Accordingly I went back a few weeks and tagged everything that had no reliable secondary sources with the {{notability}} template. You should try to find secondary sources for these, and if you cannot, speedy deletion is probably appropriate. Note that WP:GNG requires substantial coverage, i.e. more than a trivial mention, so some of the articles I didn't tag deserve similar treatment. And I also didn't do an exhaustive search through all of the articles you've created. --Dr. Fleischman (talk) 21:09, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi back! You're right - several of those articles did lack secondary sources. A few of them were early articles I'd written back in April (that showed up recently due to minor edits), so I was still pretty new to all of this. I've gone back to two of them so far and added five or six more sources (including newspapers). I do have a few quibbles about what you consider to be notable - you tagged Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013. The article is messy and needs revisions (and more sources), but it is definitely not an obscure bill. In fact, it is public law 113-5, meaning that it has already passed both houses and was signed by President Obama. The law outlines and organizes the country's emergency responses to medical disasters (and potential terrorist attacks) - hardly an unimportant subject. It's also had 974 views in the last 90 days, so clearly there are people out there that are interested in the subject. I'll do some more work on it soon and add to the source list.
About these "notability" tags - what happens with those? Are they on a list now somewhere that will attract other editors to work on them? And will the other editors actually look for sources to try and improve the articles, or just eyeball it and make a snap judgment? So far, as both a reader and an editor, I haven't been too impressed with the tag system - I see a lot of really old tags announcing "problems" that no one ever comes around to fix. These sorts of notifications only seem useful if someone actually fixes the errors - otherwise why didn't the editor who noticed the issue fix it themselves? I guess that's an aspect of wikipedia culture that I'm still getting used to/learning about.
I'll go back to the rest of those articles and see how I can improve them, with an eye to making sure they are "notable." (I don't know if you know this, but Congress has already introduced over 4,000 bills since January. The articles I've been writing are solely about bills that have passed one or both chambers of Congress - currently less than 140 bills). I'll also try to be better about including more secondary sources in the future. Thanks.
(Oh, and on our project page, we've discussed notability some to work towards a consensus about how it applies to legislation... here). HistoricMN44 (talk) 21:22, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the constructive response and especially for the link to the discussion about bill notability. Unfortunately, to my knowledge the notability tag doesn't come with a mechanism for recruiting editors, although it can be a motivating factor, since (as you've just discovered) no one likes an ugly tag at the top of the articles they're working on. I think tags are important generally as every editor has a limited amount of time to spare and a different way of contributing to the encyclopedias; some are researchers, some are writers, and some prefer to engage in "quality assurance." For researchers, notability tags are inspiring; for writers, they can be frustrating; and for quality assurers, they can be invaluable time-savers.

In any case, please see these notability tags not as an attack on your hard work but as a way of flagging the articles that need a little more work. For example, Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 may be quite high-profile -- and if it is, finding secondary sources for it shouldn't be difficult. Other bills are likely lower-profile, and if you give up on finding sources for them then we can discuss deletion. But there's no rush. --Dr. Fleischman (talk) 22:02, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

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Ways to improve An Act to amend Public Law 93-435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands[edit]

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DYK for Pay Our Military Act[edit]

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Bill titles[edit]

The general rule is not to include a parenthetical in the title unless there is an ambiguity that needs clarification.

Most bills introduced will not need a parenthetical. Where there are different House and Senate versions, the provisions and procedure related to each can usually can be discussed in the same article, unless the bills are completely different. (The only real example I can think of is a bill used as as a legislative vehicle for a totally different bill through a strike-all-and-insert, but this is rare).

It is also true that several bills with the same title may be introduced in successive congresses. Here, we can use dates to disambiguate, particularly for common titles, but that is only necessary for some articles. (If the same or substantially similar bill is introduced in successive congresses, one article can deal with every version of it).

Thanks, Neutralitytalk 04:19, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

This seems to be an argument that the general rule should be followed because it's the general rule. Congress over Congresss and between houses in the same year, there are identical bill names. The general rule in this area, where confusion is likely to be common, should be to include disambiguating identifiers. Shouldn't it? JimHarperDC (talk) 14:30, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

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Ways to improve Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education Improvement Act of 2013 (H.R. 2011; 113th Congress)[edit]

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DYK for Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014[edit]

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Ryan Budget[edit]

Thanks for reaching out. I'm glad my edits didn't irritate you. CFredkin (talk) 22:30, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Greetings. After reading the Paul Ryan article again, I don't believe a reference to the Bipartisan Budget Act belongs in the lead. Would you object to removing it? Or would you prefer to discuss on the article Talk page? Thanks. CFredkin (talk) 20:38, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

I'm not sure "object" is the right word. Why do you think it should be taken out? I'm not familiar with what the requirements of the lead are, per se. Compared to other leads I've read, Ryan's is actually pretty short, so I can't imagine it's a length issue. Negotiating the first budget deal in four years is a pretty big deal. It may not be appropriate to keep it in the lead forever, but based on the current news cycle, don't you think it's a key reason why people are looking up Ryan at the moment? We can discuss this at the talk page if you want other opinions, but I am curious why you think it should be removed. Thanks. HistoricMN44 (talk) 22:15, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
Perhaps we should edit to reflect the significance: first budget deal in x years? I've started a discussion on the intro at Talk:Paul Ryan CFredkin (talk) 20:14, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013[edit]

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

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DYK for Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013[edit]

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A cup of coffee for you![edit]

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Agriculture Act of 2014[edit]

Hi HistoricMN44! I noticed you created Agriculture Act of 2014 a few days ago after it passed the U.S. House. An article had been created at 2012 U.S. Farm Bill (now moved to my userspace for reference), in which the progress of the next farm bill was documented. I've simply redirected that to the article you created, since you have a lot of good information. Just letting you know so that you could look through the (now userfied) old article linked above for any info that might be of use if you wish. I'll do the same. Regards, Tyrol5 [Talk] 21:22, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

A page you started (To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in Los Padres National Forest in California (H.R. 3008; 113th Congress)) has been reviewed![edit]

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Extraneous information in article titles[edit]

I do not think putting the bill number and congress in the article is necessary. Is there a reason such information is needed in the article title? If the information was excluded, would the article title be ambiguous? Int21h (talk) 18:00, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Great question! Yes, the articles would be ambiguous without the information. Congress has an annoying habit of naming many of their bills the same thing, even if the contents are wildly different. What Democrats and what Republicans would put in a bill called "the Reform Act" might be very different. Identical bills (same title, same text) can be introduced at the same time in the House and Senate as a joint action, but then receive different treatment thereafter. The House and Senate are currently run by different parties, so the House might take that bill and pass it immediately, while the Senate might do nothing or make huge amendments that makes the bill very different. Including the bill number is important to distinguish between many versions (or between which chamber it was introduced in). Furthermore, Congress frequently introduces the same titled bill over and over again Congress after Congress. But, it makes changes and revisions to each draft. A bill that a particular lobby, say tech firms, were against in the 112th Congress could have the same name in the 113th, but this time have the support of the tech lobby due to changes that were made. Disambiguating the material is then very important. Does that make sense? Thanks. HistoricMN44 (talk) 18:14, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

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Names of Acts[edit]

Why are such articles as Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act titled Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act (S. 540; 113th Congress)?—GoldRingChip 20:02, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

H.R. 3095; 113th Congress[edit]

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DC Meetups in March[edit]

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Ayotte[edit]

Hey, I'm confused by this edit: [1] -- it doesn't seem to reference Ayotte at all? Arbor8 (talk) 18:43, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Haha... thanks! I forgot to change the name from copy/pasting it from the other article. The source mentioned those two women by name as having the same reason to oppose the bill. It seemed worth adding to both of their articles. Good catch! HistoricMN44 (talk) 19:01, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

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You asked me about some tools to put onto pages. These are called template messages. Here is a great, full list:

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Articles on bills in Congress[edit]

Am I correct in concluding that you have created an article for almost every bill introduced in the current Congress? I admire the effort, but I'm having a tough time convincing myself that most of them are notable. I'm aware of no precedent establishing notability for every act of Congress, much less every bill introduced there. I think redirecting the articles to the list of bills could suffice, but if I take them to AfD then others may press for outright deletion. I've come here first because you can save us both a lot of work on a gnarly AfD nomination by persuading me that these bills are notable.

Let's take a test case: this bill on the CFTC. It's reasonably representative of the articles I'm concerned about. I can find no substantial coverage of the bill in independent reliable sources, without which it fails the general notability guideline. If something significant had happened with the bill there might be an argument for notability without the GNG, but as it happens it died after markup and was never even voted on in either house. Can you convince me that this bill is notable? Lagrange613 07:34, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for your interest in the projects I've been working on.
No, you are not correct that I've been doing an article on every bill introduced in Congress. The 113th Congress has already introduced over 8,000 (!) bills and will probably do another 1,000 or so in the next six months. I have written nowhere near that many articles! Back in March 2013, I attended the Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Legislative Data Workshop which led to the Wikipedia:WikiProject United States Federal Government Legislative Data. At that meeting, a group of DC area Wikipedians and some policy experts agreed that a decent rule of thumb for determining the notability of legislation was floor action. If a bill can be introduced and make it through committee (very few of them do) AND get scheduled for a floor vote, it was notable. Obviously, other notability rules and guidelines apply as well. So, all of the bills I've worked on were scheduled for a floor vote (and most of them received it) and I think they also meet all the notability guidelines too.
I took a look at your test case and updated it with more sources. Bills without short titles are always the hardest to research - you have to do a lot more googling, since there is no short title to search instead. You picked an interesting case - this one was scheduled for a vote (that's properly cited by an article in The Hill), but it was pulled for some unknown reason. That means it can still be brought back. I found a number of industry organizations that are in favor of the bill and cited them. I also found the arguments opponents are making and posted those. Do you still have qualms about this article?
As for other articles, I can't address any of your concerns without knowing which ones you are talking about. I've been writing bill articles for over a year now. The work I do today is wayyyyyy better than what I started out doing, so if you are looking at much older ones, you may have a point about there needing to be some improvement. As far as AfDs go, I can't say I'm a fan. I usually find that only a handful of people comment and none of them seem to make a real effort at researching the subject matter at hand to see if the article just needs to be improved instead of deleted. It sounds like you've experienced that yourself.
Did I answer all of your questions? Are you interested in any legislation in particular, or did you just run across something by accident? Thanks for reaching out. :) HistoricMN44 (talk) 20:27, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
Legislative data enthusiasts and policy experts coming to a consensus is good enough for me. On-wiki would be better, but nothing is perfect. Thanks for taking the time to respond and for not jumping down my throat. I should have been less terse. It was late and I was tired. The CFTC bill was actually my entry point. I was updating the new chairman's article and idly clicked the CFTC category. That brought me to the bill's article, and thence to the 113th Congress list. Lagrange613 21:11, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

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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.

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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!

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Cato Wikipedia briefing on Capitol Hill[edit]

It was nice meeting with you today at the event. Hopefully we can work together on improving Wikipedia articles in the future. --PiMaster3 talk 22:48, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

I enjoyed the panel discussion on 18 August 2014. 00:50, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! It was a lot of fun to do and I hope people learned a lot. HistoricMN44 (talk) 13:15, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Transparency Time: Wikipedia-Editing for Congress[edit]

Congressman "explicitly authorized" him to promote hate speech at Wikipedia, says House staffer recently returned following temporary ban. Any thoughts? JohnValeron (talk) 23:55, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not interested in weighing in on that particular thread. Thanks. HistoricMN44 (talk) 13:14, 19 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.
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  • Be the creator of culture that you know you are.
  • Spread the knowledge of noteworthy people who no one but you cares about.
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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


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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

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Help with The Heritage Foundation's logo in the infobox[edit]

Hi HistoricMN44. I've noticed that you've worked on The Heritage Foundation article in the past, so I'm hoping you can assist me with a small change there. The Heritage Foundation recently released a new logo and I'm reaching out to editors for help updating it in the article's infobox. I posted about this on the Talk page but haven't received a response. The new logo can be found here. As an employee of The Heritage Foundation, I avoid making updates myself. Do you think you might be able to help replace the old logo with the new one? Thanks! Thurmant (talk) 15:27, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi! I went ahead and did that. Thanks for uploading the image to make it easy. I must say, I do like the old logo better though... but no one asked me. :) I've always been impressed with your careful avoidance of violating wikipedia's COI and neutrality guidelines. Keep up the good work! Thanks. HistoricMN44 (talk) 15:35, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

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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!

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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!

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Help with creating an article[edit]

I saw that you created the Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act (H.R. 4587; 113th Congress) article and was wondering if you could help create one for the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014 that is heading to President Obama right now. I know that you're more experienced at these types of articles so I went to you first. Any help is appreciated!--ZiaLater (talk) 03:43, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Ok, I created a pretty rough article, Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014 (S. 2142; 113th Congress). If you wish to improve upon it you are more than welcome.--ZiaLater (talk) 16:59, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: November 2014[edit]

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  • Belgium report: Workshops for collection holders across Europe; Founding event of Wikimedia Belgium; Wiki Loves Monuments in Belgium & Luxembourg; Plantin-Moretus Museum; Edit-a-thon at faculty library in Ghent University; Image donation UGentMemorie; Upcoming activities
  • France report: Wiki Loves Monuments; mass upload; Musée de Bretagne
  • Germany report: Facts, fun and free content
  • Ireland report: Ada Lovelace day in Dublin
  • Italy report: National Library Conference; Wiki Loves Monuments; Archaeological Open Data; BEIC
  • Netherlands report: Video challenge; Wikidata workshop and hackathon; Wikipedia courses in libraries; WWII editathon
  • Norway report: Edit-a-thon far north at the Museum of Nordland (Nordlandsmuseet)
  • Spain report: Picasso, first Galipedia edit-a-thon, course in Biblioteca Reina Sofía and free portraits
  • South Africa report: Wiki Loves GLAMs, Cape Town
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  • UK report: Medals, maps and multilingual marvels
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Museum hacks and museum edits[edit]

Hello there!

Upcoming events:

  • February 6–8: The third annual ArtBytes Hackathon at the Walters Art Museum! This year Wikimedia DC is partnering with the Walters for a hack-a-thon at the intersection of art and technology, and I would like to see Wikimedia well represented.
  • February 11: The monthly WikiSalon, same place as usual. RSVP on Meetup or just show up!
  • February 15: Wiki Loves Small Museums in Ocean City. Mary Mark Ockerbloom, with support from Wikimedia DC, will be leading a workshop at the Small Museum Association Conference on how they can contribute to Wikipedia. Tons of representatives from GLAM institutions will be present, and we are looking for volunteers. If you would like to help out, check out "Information for Volunteers".

I am also pleased to announce events for Wikimedia DC Black History Month with Howard University and NPR. Details on those events soon.

If you have any questions or have any requests, please email me at james.hare@wikimediadc.org.

See you there! – James Hare

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Wikimedia DC celebrates Black History Month, and more![edit]

Hello again!

Not even a week ago I sent out a message talking about upcoming events in DC. Guess what? There are more events coming up in February.

First, as a reminder, there is a WikiSalon on February 11 (RSVP here or just show up) and Wiki Loves Small Museums at the Small Museum Association Conference on February 15 (more information here).

Now, I am very pleased to announce:

There is going to be a lot going on, and I hope you can come to some of the events!

If you have any questions or need any special accommodations, please let me know.


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Editing for Women's History in March[edit]

Hello,

I am very excited to announce this month’s events, focused on Women’s History Month:

  • Sunday, March 8: Women in the Arts 2015 Edit-a-thon – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Women in the Arts and ArtAndFeminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Wednesday, March 11: March WikiSalon – 7 PM to 9 PM
    An evening gathering with free-flowing conversation and free pizza.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup (or just show up!)
  • Friday, March 13: NIH Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon – 9 AM to 4 PM
    In honor of Women’s History Month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is organizing and hosting an edit-a-thon to improve coverage of women in science in Wikipedia. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 21: Women in STEM Edit-a-Thon at DCPL – 12 PM
    Celebrate Women's History Month by building, editing, and expanding articles about women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields during DC Public Library's first full-day edit-a-thon.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Friday, March 27: She Blinded Me with Science, Part III – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Smithsonian Institution Archives Groundbreaking Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Free lunch courtesy of Wikimedia DC!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 28: March Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup

Hope you can make it to an event! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Thanks,

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Upcoming attractions in DC[edit]

Hello!

Here are some upcoming DC meetups in April and May:

  • Tuesday, April 14: National Archives Hackathon on Wikipedia Space with American University – 2:30-5pm
    See the latest work on the Wikipedia Space exhibit in the new NARA Innovation Hub and brainstorm on new ideas for a public exhibit about Wikipedia
  • Friday, April 17: Women in Tech Edit-a-thon with Tech LadyMafia – 5-9pm
    Team up with Tech LadyMafia to improve Wikipedia content on women in the history of technology.
  • Saturday, April 25: April Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
  • Friday, May 1: International Labour Day Edit-a-Thon – 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    An edit-a-thon at the University of Maryland

Hope to see you at these events! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


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