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Hey hey[edit]

Hi there, JHC. I know you from MWU, don't i? em zilch 07:12, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Jam session[edit]

Please don't add such statements without providing reliable sources for them. `'mikka 01:08, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

But I am an Arabic scholar. I know what I'm talking about. I'm going to publish my research and make a strong case. I'll show you. Johanna-Hypatia 02:42, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Besides, you're being inconsistent and unfair. You didn't bust the other etymologies which were equally unsourced, so why pick on me? For being an Arab woman? Johanna-Hypatia 02:46, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Dune[edit]

Hi, I've moved/altered/removed your recent Dune edits regarding the Arabic language; please see Talk:List of Dune terminology#Arabic and Talk:Feyd-Rautha#OR for the reasoning. I have no doubt that your translations are correct, and that Herbert may even have intended these meanings to apply, but it is a fictional universe and so we cannot make such assumptions without sources. This has been an ongoing issue with Dune articles because the Arabic influence in Herbert's work is well-known.

You note above that you are an Arabic scholar, so again, I (and the editor above) don't doubt the veracity of your Arabic knowledge. However, I encourage you to read about the exact nature of original research on Wikipedia. Thanks. TAnthony 23:50, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

That is crap[edit]

Noting the similarities between Herbert's terms and modern Arabic is not OR. What if an Arabic-English dictionary was cited?

Johanna-Hypatia, I encourage you to continue in the vein of your previous edits. Wachholder 07:26, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much for this affirmation! I'd considered citing Hans Wehr's well-known Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, which is what I used, of course. All serious students of Arabic in America use it. Johanna-Hypatia 02:51, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

I have responded here. TAnthony 14:30, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Hello again[edit]

Hello again ms. kubeleia, I changed my username. Ogress smash! 19:51, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

The first Wikipedian meetup in Ohio[edit]

Thanks! --Rkitko (talk) 21:06, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

D.C. Meetup, Saturday, June 6, 2009[edit]

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Sufi Saints of South Asia[edit]

Hello Johanna-Hypatia. I notice that you are interested in Sufism. I have put forth a request on the Reward Board for assistance in bringing the Sufi Saints of South Asia article to at least B-class. All meaningful contributors will get barnstars. The article is in dire need of being developed. It is an important article in relation to Islam in South Asia. Please help in developing the article. Regards--Shahab (talk) 07:02, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

اچّھا جى ميں كوشش كروں گى Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 19:11, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

D.C. Meetup, Saturday, September 26[edit]

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Help:Translate to Arabic[edit]

Hello! I need some help on translation. Please translate the following word to Arabic.

  • Bishop of Rome
  • Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
  • Patriarch of Alexandria
  • Patriarch of Antioch
  • Patriarch of Jerusalem
  • Bishopric of Rome
  • Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
  • Patriarchate of Alexandria
  • Patriarchate of Antioch
  • Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Thank you. Amit6 (talk) 16:49, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Done. تمّت Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 05:24, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. Amit6 (talk) 17:29, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Sari[edit]

Hi, i have arranged the languages in the lead scn in alphabetic order. I do not know about your background, but i get the feeling that you believe sari is a hindi word. The clothing is referred to as "sari" in many Indian languages. My intention was just to remove the undue stress on hindi - as i know many non-Indians have this prejudice and refers a word common to many Indian languages as a "word from Hindi". Rgs Arjuncodename024 12:54, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

The point is that the word sari entered English via Hindustani sāṛī. This etymology has long been established and is not in question. It's clear that the Malayalam word sari had to have been borrowed from Hindi too, because the consonant shift of Sanskrit ṭ to Hindi ṛ is specific to certain areas of modern Indo-Aryan, not a feature native to Malayalam. Note the substitution of the dental flap /r/ for the retroflex ṛ, because the latter sound does not exist in Malayalam, just as in English. Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 04:52, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Indigenous peoples of the Americas[edit]

Hi Johanna, thanks so much for your interest in WPIPNA. It's brand new, so please feel free to add/edit the goals, scope, and tasks of the project. Happy editing! Cheers, -Uyvsdi (talk) 18:38, 26 February 2011 (UTC)Uyvsdi

WikiProject Women's History[edit]

WikiProject Women's History needs members' input on implementing auto-assessment. You'll find the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Women's History#Auto-assessment. Best wishes, Voceditenore (talk) 11:22, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for your recent work on entries related to women's history. I'm glad you're participating in WikiProject Women's History. If you have any questions, concerns, or bright ideas about the project, please don't hesitate to contact me on my talk page. Since you've been active on Wikipedia for a long time, I'd be particularly interested in hearing your thoughts about how we might recruit more editors and get people excited about contributing.---Shane Landrum (cliotropic | talk | contribs) 00:30, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Members' input needed at WikiProject Women's History[edit]

Hello. I'm writing to you as your name is listed on the members page for WikiProject Women's History. In recent discussions at the project, most notably here, several members have indicated that the scope of the project may need to be more clearly defined and communicated. I have set up a workshop page for this, but it obviously needs as wide a participation as possible to achieve genuine consensus and to allow the project to move forward. You'll find the workshop here.

If you no longer consider yourself an active member of the project, it would help if you could indicate this on the members' page. This will allow us to better gauge how much people-power we actually have. Best wishes, Voceditenore (talk) 04:41, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Women's History Project – Final call for comments on the Scope draft[edit]

Our workshop on revising and clarifying the scope of our project has produced a draft outlining our project's scope and criteria for article inclusion. Please join us at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Women's History/Scope workshop#Scope draft to discuss this document. There's a separate section beneath it for final comments, which will remain open through Tuesday, June 14th. As Cynwolfe says "with good participation, we should be able to revise our project page soon, clearing up the issues we've been dealing with and preparing us to go on to the fun stuff." Best wishes, Voceditenore (talk) 12:51, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Come hang out with us![edit]

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that we have created an IRC channel for "countering systemic bias one new editor at a time", aka closing the gender gap! Come hang out at #wikimedia-gendergap. I hope you'll join us! (And if you need any IRC help, just let me know!) See you there! SarahStierch (talk) 00:35, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Very cool. Thanks for inviting me! Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 02:01, 21 August 2011 (UTC)
Try http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=wikimedia-gendergap -- that should do it. Hope this helps! Sumanah (talk) 10:54, 19 September 2011 (UTC)
Thank you so much! With your link I was finally able to connect. The browser I'm using is Chrome (not sure if that makes a difference, but it probably does). When I click on the talk cloud, nothing happens, but your link worked. See you in chat! Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 14:09, 19 September 2011 (UTC)
Hi! Got your message on my talk page. If you click on the little "talk cloud" that is next to the chat room link, that should open up a web browser page that will show the IRC page. You create a nick name, and log in. I hope this helps? SarahStierch (talk) 13:58, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

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Welcome to the Typo Team / +cookie![edit]

Saw your pledge. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. Cheers, Jason Quinn (talk) 01:13, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

My new project - WWC[edit]

Hi Johanna-Hypatia! I hope all is well. I wanted to stop by to share a new project with you that I am developing, called the WikiWomen's Collaborative. I would love your input about the project.

WWC needs you!
  • You can find the project page here.
  • On the talk page, you'll find a number of questions I'm seeking input on. I'm especially seeking thoughts about hosting the space off of Wikipedia (in the WordPress section). I hope you will join in on the conversation.
  • Finally, this project will be developed with volunteers from around the world who want to engage and support bringing new women to Wikipedia. If you think you'd like to be involved in some capacity, that'd be awesome. We're still working on developing roles, but, you can learn more about volunteer opportunities here.

Thank you for the consideration and I hope you'll participate in developing this exciting new project to bring more women to Wikipedia! SarahStierch (talk) 23:13, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Très cool. :) Thanks, Sarah! Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 23:42, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

WikiWomen Unite!
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Hi Johanna-Hypatia! Women around the world who edit and contribute to Wikipedia are coming together to celebrate each other's work, support one another, and engage new women to also join in on the empowering experience of shaping the sum of all the world's knowledge - through the WikiWomen's Collaborative.

As a WikiWoman, we'd love to have you involved! You can do this by:

We can't wait to have you involved, and feel free to drop by our meta page (under construction) to see how else you can get involved!

Can't wait to have you involved! SarahStierch (talk) 02:24, 5 October 2012 (UTC) (UTC)

Workers of the world, unite![edit]

I am looking for that phrase in the Tatar language, using the arab script. As you understand that language, can you type the text here, the banner in the middle, on the right side?--Antemister (talk) 16:16, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

 !بوتون دونيا ئولكەلريڭ يوقسوللارى بيرلەشڭز

Бүтүн дүня өлкәләрин ёхсуллары бирләшиниз!
Bütün dünya ölkələrin yoxsulları birläşiniz!
all       world   regions' proletarians unite! (←literal word-by-word translation)
I put this on your talk page. Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 03:06, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

That's what I wanted, thank you.--Antemister (talk) 10:33, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
Please note the language is not Tatar but Azerbaijani. Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 16:46, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Linguistics[edit]

Welcome to WikiProject Linguistics! Thank you for signing up. Let me know if you have any questions about the project or about getting involved, and I'll be more than happy to help you out. If you feel so inclined, you can also introduce yourself on the project talk page. I see from your userboxes that you are a professional translator. Are you thinking about getting involved with articles about translation? If so, you might be interested in the Applied Linguistics Task Force as well. It's completely up to you how you get involved, though, of course. Best regards — Mr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 08:58, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative: Come join us (and check out our new website)![edit]

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WP:MOSARABIC[edit]

Hi, thanks. I supported move. Incidently WP:MOSARABIC is currently in Category:Wikipedia style guideline proposals, if it ever occured to anyone to upgrade it to an adopted proposal, which would require open RfC, and if it was inline with standard English works such as the Routledge grammar, I'd support such a proposal. FWIW. In ictu oculi (talk) 05:59, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Cool. Thanks! Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 11:46, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

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

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Hi Johanna-Hypatia! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Multilingual editing encouraged!!! But being multilingual is not a necessity to make this project a success. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 18:55, 24 May 2013 (UTC)
Hey Johanna! I'm so happy to see you signed up to join the project - welcome. You can dive into our to-do lists here. Be sure to watchlist your favorite to-do lists, as they will continue to grow as new content gets added to the WDL website. Also, you can always search the WDL website for something that you're interested in. And be sure to share your outcomes here. If I can help with anything just ask and welcome aboard! SarahStierch (talk) 19:11, 24 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, Sarah! Always good to hear from you! :) Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 19:14, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

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

Join us at the NLM next week, either in person or online, to learn about NLM resources, hear some great speakers, and do some editing!

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On Tuesday, 28 May there will be a community Wikipedia meeting at the United States National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland - with a second on Thursday, 30 May for those who can't make it on Tuesday. You can participate either in-person, or via an online webinar. If you attend in person, USB sticks (but not external drives) are ok to use.

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Have time on Saturday?[edit]

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

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Oh, these nagging bots. I linked to that page on purpose, after reading it, because right at the top it gives the specific definition for the word khalifah in a Sufi context, which has no page of its own, and I thought this definition would be helpful for readers who weren't up on specialized Sufism terminology. Disambiguation pages are not always "merely" a list of did-you-mean article titles. Often, as in this one, they provide dictionary-like definitions that are not covered elsewhere. Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 11:16, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Arabic help[edit]

Hey, sorry to come to you out of the blue - I was looking at the Arabic-speaking users category. Anyway, I'm writing an article on an Arabic-language poet, but having a few language issues. Mind helping me with them? Here and here. Thanks in advance! –Roscelese (talkcontribs) 21:03, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for the translation help!

Roscelese (talkcontribs) 13:26, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the kitty. :)


Feel free to edit my draft if you are interested! (But also don't feel pressured to.) –Roscelese (talkcontribs) 01:14, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks again for the title translations on the Hissa Hilal draft. Are you sure the first one is "sand heap" and not "cardamom"? (Also, do you happen to be able to find out when al-Nadawi was published? I've been trying to search, and did succeed in finding out when Lahjat Al Hail was published, but not knowing Arabic may be hindering me again.) –Roscelese (talkcontribs) 18:39, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
I'm replying on your own talk page... Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 19:14, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

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We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 15:31, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

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

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We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 06:27, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

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Talkback[edit]

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Wrap dress image suggestion.[edit]

How about this image for Wrap dress? It is a DVF dress, and as far as I can tell, as a US Governmental image is absolutely fine to use/upload. I cropped the image to focus on the figures, which as far as I can tell, is perfectly allowed. Although small, you can see the wrap-over and overlap quite clearly. Best Mabalu (talk) 13:37, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Love it! :) Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 15:21, 13 January 2014 (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!

(Note: If you do not wish to receive talk page messages for DC meetups, you are welcome to remove your username from this page.)

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)

More Arabic help[edit]

Hello Johanna - since you helped me on some Arabic translation stuff for this article a while back, I was wondering if you might be able to help me again! I'm nearly done with my on-again-off-again writing on Hissa Hilal, but I have two more (apparently RS-compliant) Arabic-language sources that might have useful content in them. Would you mind taking a look at this and this to see if they have anything good that's not in my draft? Thanks in advance –Roscelese (talkcontribs) 00:33, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Be happy to. :) Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 00:46, 25 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)

An invitation to join WikiProject Women writers[edit]

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Hello Johanna-Hypatia! We are looking for editors to join WikiProject Women writers, an outreach effort which aims at improving articles about women writers on Wikipedia. We thought you might be interested, and hope that you will join us. Thank you!

--Rosiestep (talk) 15:42, 14 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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Witches of Benevento[edit]

Hi Johanna-Hypatia,
I did some minor copy editing. Trying to get this into shape so the DYK can sail through. I know we can blame the Italian Wikipedians, but there are whole sections without any in line citations. Tahit could turn into a problem at DYK. Somebody will start nattering about WP:OR, I am guessing. But maybe not. We definitely need solid citations to the hook fact. I have not undertaken a review of the article, but think that these issues are laying in the weeds, and should be addressed. BTW, I do like the article. Nicely done. 7&6=thirteen () 15:04, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Yes, I anticipated exactly what you said. With what I had on hand, I looked up a few references to start with, but with the awareness that I would have to go hunting for plenty more. Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 15:08, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
I do apologize. But having been involved and watching DYK, I know the rules of the game, and we've got to work with what they require. While it is possible (but not probable) that it could squeak through, it all depends on who (and when) the players are. There is no way to control that. So we have to assume and prepare for the worst and toughest, even as we hope and pray for the best. 7&6=thirteen () 18:53, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Witches of Benevento[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Witches of Benevento at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:49, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi![edit]

Why did you add "sic" here?? Just curious. Quis separabit? 22:48, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Because of the misspelling in the cited article's title. "Sic" means that the error originated in the source that it came from, not from a Wikipedian. At first I tried to insert the sic tag immediately after the misspelled word, but that generated a red error message because the software doesn't like a wikilink embedded in the title in an externally linked citation. So I placed it at the nearest possible point. Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 22:56, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
NO, I know what "sic" means, but I don't notice any misspelling(s). What was/is misspelled or mistranscribed? I mean this "sic" can't just stay there forever.
FYI: you can just use {{sic}}. Quis separabit? 15:26, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
"Breat" in the linked article title. One of the typos I've adopted for the Wikipedia:Typo Team. Let me edit it better. Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 15:33, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

End-of-the-year meetups[edit]

Hello,

You're invited to the end-of-the-year meetup at Busboys and Poets on Sunday, December 14 at 6 PM. There is Wi-Fi, so bring your computer if you want!

You are also invited to our WikiSalon on Thursday, December 18 at 7 PM.

Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

(To unsubscribe, remove your username here.) 02:22, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Persian Vowels[edit]

Hi, Johanna. Your change doesn't have a citation also. Where is your citation about ɒ?!! Diako «  Talk » 18:26, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

I have added a citation for it to the Persian phonology article. Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 23:58, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Can you advise[edit]

Hi @Johanna-Hypatia:

I first encountered you in some connection with the ISIS page I think and having some similar interests had thought to say hi earlier. I was hoping that you might be able to advise whether the following is the best way to search on "Salafi jihadism".

This relates to a discussion at: Talk:Salafi jihadism#Requested move 11 December 2014

I also thought it ironic at the time that you have also had involvement with the article Isis (song). Its nice that there's no connection to the group of the same name Face-smile.svg.

GregKaye 12:07, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

"Isis (song)" was my very first Wikipedia article I wrote in full from scratch. Plenty of editors have modified it since then (for the better, doubtlessly), but it was what started my Wikipedia career. Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 16:39, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
@Johanna-Hypatia: Thank you for helping and for all the background information. Since asking my question here I also found this rendering: "السلفية الجهادية" on the salafi jihadism page which gets "About 13,200 results" in news more than "سلفية جهادية". Is this right? GregKaye 13:11, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome. Yes, you're right, Arabic uses the definite article ال al- a lot, especially with the names of movements and schools of thought. So, as you've discovered, searches using the al- are going to turn up a lot more hits than those without. Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 13:27, 14 December 2014 (UTC)