User talk:Ivan2007

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Welcome[edit]

Hello, Ivan2007, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Again, welcome! --Irpen

Allow me[edit]

I, Irpen, hereby award you this Exceptional Newcomer Award for your many productive edits and content additions to the articles related to the history of medieval Rus. Keep up the good work and thank you for your contributions. --Irpen 00:55, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Image:St. Volodymyr.jpg[edit]

Hi, thanks for uploading the beautiful image. Can you confirm that you are the original painter of the icon and donate this reproduction to the public domain?

The reason I am asking is that many people mistakenly upload somebody else's works and label them as their own because they did digitizing of the image or a trivial photoshopping, etc. It may cause a minor drama then the real main author is discovered.

I am asking this just to make sure as there are none or almost none so good artists among the active Wikipedians (I would say none working in my wikicorner) Alex Bakharev (talk) 02:20, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Hey, man. I took the picture from Ukrainian wiki page of Volodymir. It is an icon from one of the cathedrals in Novgorod which makes it public domain by definition. How do I release anything to public domain and what's a wikicorner? User:Ivan2007 (talk)
I have made the minimal changes. Before the {{PD-author}} specified that you were the author of the work and released it to the public domain. I have copied the rest from the Ukrainian page. There are still questions that need to be addressed:
  • In what Novgorod Cathedral the fresco is located (there are more than one in Novgorod)
  • Some sort of assurance that the fresco is indeed of Saint Vladimir, is indeed in Novgorod and is indeed of 16th century. Wikipedias are not reliable sources, sometimes they are used by hoaxers. The original uploader to uk-wiki have not provided this information.
  • In future please upload free images of inter-project usablity to Commons that way once uploaded the picture can be used on all WMF projects (e.g. ru-wiki, de-wiki, en-cite, uk-news, etc.)
Please check other images you have uploaded. They should be correctly described or they would be deleted by the copyright police Alex Bakharev (talk) 04:29, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

List of Ukrainian rulers[edit]

First of all well done with the list. However I am a bit concerned by this ... Ukrainian Identity developed continuously from the time of Kievan Rus through modern times...in the pusuit of historical justice and truth. Problem is that wikipedia has a few policies one of which is Wikipedia is not a publisher of original thought and Wikipedia is not a soapbox in particular what it says about using it as a piece of propaganda. Furthermore per WP:CONFLICT and WP:NEUTRALITY, there is no historical opinion that is true, so per article of Kievan Rus both Galicia-Volhynia, Novgorod Republic and Vladimir-Suzdal are given equal weight. There is little doubt about the continuity of Galicia-Volhynia in shaping modern Ukraine, just like Vladimir-Suzdal's done for Russia. However to argue that Kievan Rus is directly responsible for shaping only one, and not other is making a great assumption, which is why on the List of Russian rulers, only a link is given to the article, which is why I did the same for your list.
Now then, wrt Crimean Khanate, again, just because it was wholly/partially within modern Ukraine, does not mean that Crimean Khans were Ukrainian rulers, again we don't add the Kazan, or Astrakhan khans in the Russian rulers list.
Finally by list of any rulers, we usually appoint those who were nominally sovereigns, who had absolute power. Which is why its important not to overlap the List of national leaders of Ukraine with the list of Ukrainian rulers. Thus including Skoropadsky is perfectly normal, but certainly not Grushevsky or Petliura, since both were only leaders, not rulers. Again, Russian rulers finish at 1917.
Anyhow well done with the list, but please use the talk page in the future to settle disagreements. --Kuban Cossack (По-балакаем?) 14:07, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Well first and foremost, its irrelevant what majority think, again, if you look at articles like Britannica, most would give Ukraine's origin in Kievan Rus as much weight as they will give that of Russia and Belarus. Again why privatise history just because some historians have done so. This does violate WP:NPOV, and if you look at Talk:Kievan Rus there was a huge discussion on that topic. As for Tsardom of Russia not existing, it was in fact a case that Ivan III, ruler of the then Grand Duchy of Moscow that actually began transforming Rus' into Rossiya, not least that the Byzantine influence of the fallen Empire had on him, and the third rome claim. This too is a view shared by vast majority of Russians, and numerous historians such as Nikolay Karamzin and Vasily Tatishchev also hold this view. I personally however believe that of Lev Gumilev that the last Kievan Rus died with the fall of Novgorod, and that both Vladimir-Suzdal, Galicia-Volhynia and Polotsk have only skeletal resemblence to modern Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. The former was destroyed by the Mongols, and the latter two slow Polish assimilation of Galicia and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania... --Kuban Cossack (По-балакаем?) 12:25, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
Well since you are keen on making it a general list my I suggest a rename to List of rulers of Ukraine, which would allow you to draw continuity from Galicia-Volhynia into modern Ukraine. However I strongly disagree with including Kievan Rus princes. Crimean Khanate in my opinion is also excessive, though I'll let others in the community decide. However what do you plan for people like Nestor Makhno? Also since you are keen to include Crimean khan's why not add the koshevoys of the Zaporozhian Sech? --Kuban Cossack (По-балакаем?) 12:25, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

On a separate note: THIS might help you a lot. Удачи! --Kuban Cossack (По-балакаем?) 15:52, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your opinion. I have expanded considerably the following articles: List of Ukrainian rulers, Grand Prince of Kiev, and History of Kiev. Of course, the Khazars rulers, as well as Hunnic rulers, are necessary to include them into the "List of Ukrainian rulers" (see works of solid historians). By the way, only anti-Semitic Slavophiles (i.e. Lev Gumilev) try to hide an important role of Khazars in a history of Ukraine. --Mibelz (talk) 09:33, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
You have written: "My resoning behind this is that if we start including all official and claiming rulers of the Ukrainian territory over the years, we have to include all of the voivodes of Poland, governors of Malorossiya of the Russian Empire, and maybe even go as far as including Genoese rulers of the southern Crimea, which would defeat the purpose of this list." Imagine, I thought about Genoese rulers in Crimea, and they were such rulers as the Kiev voivodes. So maybe, it is correct to present only supreme rulers. --Mibelz (talk) 09:50, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Old maps[edit]

I have stumbled on a well of old maps from the 1943 reprint of Carlton Hayes's A Political and Cultural History of Modern Europe. The copyright has 1939 on it, so it is not expired quite yet; however, I believe I can scan them and put them up with proper referencing. Please advise. --Ivan2007 (По-балакаемo?) 03:12, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

I investigated this a little bit and as far as I see, most of these maps may be usable despite the 1939 date on the book. The 1930s edition you are talking about titled "A Political and Cultural History of Modern Europe" (NY, MacMillan) is a revised edition on "Political and Social History of Modern Europe" published by the same author in 1916 (also by MacMillan, NY.) The latter book because of its age is in public domain. It is available in full from google books here.
Of course the maps that were originally published in 1916 are PD even if they were reproduced in a later edition. The best way to find out for you would be to see in google books if the maps you want to use also appeared in 1916 edition. If they did, they are PD.
In addition to comparing the 1930s edition that you have and the 1916 edition available in full online, you can take a look at the review of the 1936 "Political and Cultural History of Modern Europe" book. The review was written by Harry Elmer Barnes and published in American Sociological Review (June 36), Vol. 1, Issue 3, p514-516, 3p. This 3-page review outlines in a great detail what changes were implemented between the editions. Archives of American Sociological Review are available through JSTOR and outher databases that usually require subscription. If you don't have access to subscription, feel free to ask and I will gladly email you this 3-page review. Hope this helps, --Irpen 19:05, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Olga Kurylenko[edit]

I saw you stole some pictures from my userpage, thanks I got the feeling we can get along :). Can you keep a look out at the Olga Kurylenko article, some non-acount editors try to make her French and Russian without giving any or bad references. Finally Ukraine got a nice poster board and then some bullies in the playground try to steal her and give her to there country. She clearly only mentions her Ukrainian heritage in her interviews. The Russians should finally learn Ukraine (and Georgia etc.) are not part of there country any more! People who speak Russian are Russian(?), why isn't Mozart German then? If those editors really want to do Olga a favour the should protest against the raising of Russian Gas prices in Ukraine instead of claiming only the good bits from Ukraine, I'm fat up with this ethnicity kind of thinking. Everybody from Ukraine is a Ukrainian!, people who look at ethnicity first are semi-Nazi's to me! -- Mariah-Yulia (talk) 19:58, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

I gave you some advice at the bottom of my talkpage. Usually wikipedians use only 1 of the 2 users talkpage to discuss things. I wasn't sure you saw it, you can keep track of when I write an answer on my talkpage after pressing the watch button on the top of the page (just like other wiki-pages!). Maybe you knew this already, but I can't know that :))))) -- Mariah-Yulia (talk) 23:24, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
Cool, thanks! I wasn't actually sure about the talk pages, that's why I was posting it on other people's pages. But I would expand on your point that Everybody from Ukraine is a Ukrainian!. My ancestry for example is from Eastern Sloboda in the Voronezh oblast of Russia, but we moved later to Kiev, and I am definitely a Ukrainan since the population of this region is mainly Ukrainian. My grandpa and grandma talked Ukrainian and called themselves xoxoly. All the last names were Ukrainan. This adds more to the point how much was taken. But I can see where you are coming from, if you are a Ukrainian citizen, even if ethnically different, you are definitely a Ukrainian. It is a normal thing, here there are US-Mexicans, US-Koreans, or Canadian-Ukrainans. And it is sad that if you say in Russia that you are Russian-Ukrainan people will either laugh at you or kick your ass. -- Ivan2007 (talk) 23:36, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
I think you greatly exaggerate the reaction in Russia. But to the main question, the word Ukrainian has several meanings and depends on the context. That all citizens of Ukraine, regardless of their ancestry, church and native language, have a right to consider Ukraine as their country is the approach that may finally solve the divisions in the nation. Unfortunately, this view is not shared by the extremists from both sides. --Irpen 05:41, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
It is nice that someone as lovely as Olga Kostyantynivna agrees with us right :), actually I know a couple more Ukrainians who do. I got the feeling that especially a lot of Ukrainians of the generation(s) who mainly lived in independent Ukraine share this view (you probably know that better then me Irpen). -- Mariah-Yulia (talk) 13:45, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Your user page vandal[edit]

Let me, or any admin, know if you would like your user page protected. --barneca (talk) 00:06, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

I went ahead and protected for a day; again, let someone know if you'd like this to be more long-term. --barneca (talk) 01:01, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Dovbush rocks[edit]

I just found your new page on the list of megalithic sites. If there is more content to it it would help. Also I looked it up in a search engine I think it might be more appropiate for the list of List Of Colossal Sculpture In Situ. If this hasn't been relocated by man it doesn't fit the criteria for the list of megaliths. Thanks

Zacherystaylor (talk) 19:38, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

You know what. I think you are right. I will try to relocate it, asap, or you can do it. Thanks Ivan2007 (talk) 21:54, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

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Your welcome[edit]

Your welcome man, anything you need just ask me. It will be my pleasure to help you out. Remember us Ukrainians should stick together. Slava Ukraina. Shotgun pete 10:02, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

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Happy New Year! (Ukrainian: З Новим Роком!, Russian: С Новым Годом!).Thanks for keeping a look out :) Mariah-Yulia (talk) 16:13, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Happy New Year to you too. Have great and successful year. ) Ivan2007 (talk) 20:15, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Flag[edit]

Sorry about that I didn't know that the oblast adopted a new flag. A lot of people just used to add the flag when they didn't have an officially recognized one so I was just reverting it back. Well about time they got one! ddima.talk 17:28, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

no problem, man. I understand. :-)Ivan2007 (talk) 18:31, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

According to a picture by UNIAN the flag looks slightish different then the one in the Zakarpattia Oblast infobox. You can see a picture of the new flag here. Did UNIAN take the wrong picture or did you found the wrong picture :) — Mariah-Yulia (talk) 23:10, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

I took the picture from the korrespondent.net website, they possibly got it wrong. Thanks for catching that :)138.88.197.66 (talk) 18:42, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

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Template:Capitals of Russia[edit]

А где сказано, что Киевская Русь расплась в середине 12 века? В русской Википедии указано, что КР распалась в 1237, а в английской - 1240, то есть в 13 веке. --TarzanASG (talk) 21:25, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Ty prav, officialno KR sushestvovala i posle 11 veka, no vsyo eto vremya Kiev schitalsya stolicey, chto dokazano prodolzaiysheisya borboy za Kiev kak Russkimi (Vladimir-Suzdal) tak i Ukrainskimi (Galicia-Volhynia) knyaznyami. To ze samoe naprimer proizoshlo s Byzantine Empire, gde povincii uze imeli prakticheski polnuy nezavisimost, no officilno schitalis chastiy Empire. Xotya de-facto KP raspalos na nezavisimye knyazhestva imeuyshie ochen nebolshoe otnoshenie k KR. Prochitaiy article Mstislav I of Kiev. Ivan2007 (talk) 06:17, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

С какой стати Киев считался столицей? Андрей Боголюбский в 1169 году с особой жестокостью разграбил Киев, посадил княжить в Киеве своего брата, а сам уехал во Владимир-на-Клязьме, а там где Великий князь, там и столица Руси. То есть в 1169 году номинальная столица насильно была перенесена из Киева во Владимир. Зачем Галицко-Волынские князья боролись за Киев, когда он не имел статуса столицы и обладание Киевом ничего не давало? --TarzanASG (talk) 14:19, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Potomu i borolis potomu chto schitalsya stolicey. I ne tolko Galickie a i Chernigovskie i Rostrovskie borolis za Kiev, pochitaiy russikiy article o Bogolybskom tam vsyo dovolono xorosho izlozheno. To chto Bogolybskiy nazval sebya Velikim Knyazem ne imeet nikakogo znacheniya tak kak prakticheski v eto ze vremya mnogie drugie nazvali sebya velikimi, a Danilo Galickiy pozzhe voobshe byl koronovan, no stolicu Rusi v Galich nikto ne perenosit.Ivan2007 (talk) 22:35, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

History of Kiev[edit]

Hi! In addition to my reply on the List of Ukrainian rulers, I would like to tell you that some western historians (i.e. Kevin Alan Brook) suppose that Kiev was founded by Khazars or Magyars. According to Omeljan Pritsak, Constantine Zuckerman and other scholars, Khazars lost Kiev at the beginning of the 900s. -- Shalom, Mibelz (talk) 15:40, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

The title is "List of Ukrainian rulers", so that means all rulers and leaders in Ukrainian territory (modern Ukraine), from ancient to modern times. Of course in that case, it is not important where were core territories of Scythians, Huns, Bulgars, or Khazars. By the way, in the list there are princes of Kiev, Pereyaslavl, and Halych, or hetmans of Ukrainian Cossacks who received their authority from some foreign powers (Golden Horde, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Russia). Do you intend to remove them from the list? I do not think so. --Mibelz (talk) 21:00, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your discussion on a history of Ukraine. In my opinion, it is better to present more information than less. Independent Ukraine is rather a new phenomena, although its history is very old and complicated. So, it is important to present all influences, not only Slavic ones. Of course, Ukrainian rulers are not the same as Russian ones. PS. Tomorrow I go to Spain (El Camino) for a month. -- Mibelz (talk) 13:13, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Treaty of Constantinople (1700)[edit]

Hey,

I recently expanded Treaty of Constantinople (1700) and nominated it for DYK. I noticed that you added some facts that appear to be a translation from another wiki. I was not able to source these additions and would appreciate it if you could add a reliable source confirming your additions. In particular, the following facts need sources:

  • Russian gain of Pavlov and Mius
  • prisoner exchange

Further, am I right in my assumption that

  • Pavlovsk = Pavlov = Mariupol?
  • Mius = Mius(s)kiy Gorodok = Miusinsk?

If you are able to appropriately source your additions and maybe expand the article a bit, you can receive DYK credit once the article appeared on the main page. Thank you, Skäpperöd (talk) 16:38, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Since Pavlovsk was not established until 1775, the reference here is 75 years anachronistic. Moreover, neither was there was a fortress there at that time. Tachypaidia (talk) 16:34, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Genoese rulers[edit]

Hi! I am back after my travels throughout Galicia (Spain) and England&Scotland. First of all, I would like to propose adding Genoese rulers of the southern Crimea into the List of Ukrainian rulers, you wrote earlier. Now, I think it is a good idea. So, Genoese consuls ought to be placed before Crimean khans. See, http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Ukraine.html#Kaffa, please.

Second issue of the List of Russian rulers, and any mention about Vladimir-Suzdal being under the Golden Horde, seems to be a Russian complex. Among others, Alexander Nevsky, one of the greatest heroes of Russian history (mythology ?!), received yarlyk (license) at Sarai, and was installed as the Grand Prince of Vladimir in vassalage to the Golden Horde. – Warm regards, Mibelz (talk) 12:22, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

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Leontovych[edit]

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Help needed[edit]

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Lists of Russians[edit]

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

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

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 00:04, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

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

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

Capacity is limited, so please sign up today!

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Luce Foundation Center

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

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

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 03:44, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information and to sign up, please visit the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 18:36, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 14:36, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 05:31, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

If you're interested in attending, please sign up at the event page. We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 01:50, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC Meetup[edit]

Dear Fellow Wikipedian in Washington, DC:

I do not know if you know this but on meetup.com there is a group focused on sponsoring meetups for edit-o-thons of Wikipedia called Wikimedia DC. Wikimedia DC is the local chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. The meetup group is free to join and Wikimedia DC membership is a minimum of $10 per year. I hope to see you at the next meet up. My best regards, Geraldshields11 Geraldshields11 (talk) 15:13, 14 December 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) 00:07, 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) 18:41, 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) 05:10, 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) 22:49, 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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