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Thank You[edit]

I wanted to thank you for your compliment a while back regarding my work on Quds Force. Alas, I think I will take a break from it. A whole bunch of new editors have come to the page. In accordance with wikipolicy, I assume goodwill on their part but sometimes it seems like special interest groups form to systematically push a particular agenda or view on pages related to their agenda. A good example might be the battle between people who are apparently ethnic Greeks and apparently ethnic Persians over the Battle of Thermopylae and the film 300_(film). Anyway, it appears to me, that a group of ethnic Persians who have a bias towards Iran have been editing pages in a way favorable to Iran both on the Quds Force page but also on pages like US raid on Iranian liaison office in Arbil. In both cases I have tried to provide balance but I am one person and they are a group (that appears to be coordinated). I will assume good faith on their part and that they really believe that the Iranian view of current events is the objective view. I just this it is frustrating and a shame that because an apparently coordinated group decides to "adopt" a page and there is only one person working on the same page with a different perspective, that the article takes the POV (IMHO) of the special interest group. Again, thanks for the compliment and for letting me vent here. I'll be back to that page after a while :-)--71.197.138.180 18:15, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

I resent the copyright violation allegation[edit]

Excuse me! I resent the copyright violation allegation against the material I added to the Teva Pharmaceutical Industries page. The history of the company I wrote is sourced from the company's website, and inevitably uses a few words and phrases from it, but I did write an original text that I think flows somewhat better, and is more objective (ie, less of a sales script). Please would you restore my text. --GJeffery 19:37, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

GJeffery, I'm sorry to cause any hard feelings in this matter and appreciate the time you put into the article, but after reviewing the previous Teva Pharmaceutical History section as well as the introduction section still remaining, both are clear violations of copywrite. For example:
Your text[1]:
Teva was founded in Jerusalem in 1901 as a small wholesale drug business, distributing medicines imported on the backs of camels and donkeys. The company was called Salomon, Levin and Elstein Ltd., after its founders, and this name still serves as the pharmaceutical marketing arm of Teva in Israel.
Company text[2]:
Teva was founded in Jerusalem in 1901 as a small wholesale drug business in Jerusalem that distributed imported medicines loaded onto the backs of camels and donkeys, to customers throughout the land. The company was called Salomon, Levin and Elstein Ltd., after its founders. From that day until the present this name has served as the pharmaceutical marketing arm of Teva in Israel.
Your text:
In 1980, Teva acquired the second largest Israeli drug manufacturer Ikapharm, together with Plantex, a manufacturer of pharmaceutical active ingredients. This acquisition enabled Teva to separate penicillin production and non-penicillin drugs, an essential requirement of international health authorities, paving the way for Teva's entry to the US market. In 1982 Teva was granted FDA approval for its Kfar Saba (Ikapharm) manufacturing plant. At the same time, Teva commenced trading its ADR on the NASDAQ.
Company text:
In 1980, Teva acquired the second largest Israeli drug manufacturer Ikapharm (later dissolved in 1982 and merged into Teva) together with Plantex - an API manufacturer. This acquisition enabled Teva to separate penicillin production and non-penicillin drugs, an essential requirement of international health authorities, paving the way for Teva's entry to the US market. In 1982 Teva was granted FDA approval for its Kfar Saba (Ikapharm) manufacturing plant. At the same time, Teva commenced trading its American Depository Receipts (ADRs) on the NASDAQ, over the counter market in the USA.

I've been editing enough to completely understand that it can sometimes be difficult to avoid similar wording or phrasing when writing an article, but some of these sentences are copied word for word. Even if properly cited, I don't believe Wikipedia allows this much quoting unless there is a very good reason/rationale and it is unmistakably marked. You might want to look at these pages for further clarification Wikipedia:Copyrights, Wikipedia:Copyright FAQ, and Wikipedia:Fair use#Text. This article needs to be completely rewritten anyway because the existing introduction, written by a previous user, is a copy/paste job from the front page here. Before I do anything though I'd appreciate a response. Thanks, Joshdboz 20:11, 7 June 2006 (UTC)


Welcome![edit]

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Robert Kilmain[edit]

After you prodded Robert Kilmain, someone removed the prod tag and hoax warning without explanation. So I've moved it to AfD. Personally, I'd just use AfD for hoaxes, if you're pretty sure. A bad-faith entry is likely to get a bad-faith objection, forcing it to AfD anyway. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Robert Kilmain. NickelShoe 04:48, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Benny Morris[edit]

I only removed it because I felt it was obvious, pretty much I think when somone is identified as Israeli they are assumed to be Jewish unless it specifally says otherwise.- Moshe Constantine Hassan Al-Silverburg | Talk 11:03, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Nativ[edit]

"And I gathered you together, and I rescued you from all places" is what the seal says. Sounds like a quote but I don't recognise the source. --woggly 19:13, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

It is a biblical verse. I will find the source for you this evening. Danny 20:02, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks to both of you! I will update the page. Joshdboz 20:42, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

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DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Dan Harel, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--Cactus.man 19:50, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

new Israeli articles[edit]

I just discovered you're a great contributor of Israel-related articles. Please add any news ones to Portal:Israel/New in order to let others know too. --Shuki 18:51, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. Will do in the future. Joshdboz 19:34, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Teva[edit]

Hello, Joshdboz. I rewrote the article. I was aware that the content had been copied, but it was a very small amount and was fact-type information (facts cannot be copyrighted). I should have rewritten it, but I was hoping that it would be reworked eventually. When an article is composed of copyrighted content, but is notable, it is common practice to write a short paragraph or two so that Wikipedia has at least some information on it. Also, the existence of the article encourages contributions to it.

If you continue to have problems with the editor, you can try the most appropriate administrator contact on Wikipedia:Requests for administrator attention. However, it should be made clear that it is a policy matter (like not posting copyrighted content), rather than what should go into an article (content dispute). Thanks, Kjkolb 17:48, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Image:Miri Regev.jpg[edit]

Actually, on the image description page, this is all you had written:

Cropped photo of Miri Regev from IDF website

So under the terms of CSD I6 this image had been tagged for lacking a fair use rationale and was deleted per policy. I can restore the image description page if you like, but considering it's one line it would seem to me that it would be just as easy for you to copy-paste it when you re-upload the image. Regards, howcheng {chat} 06:32, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Frank Wuterich[edit]

I am at work at the moment and cannot make to many Wiki edits but I think you may find this article informative. In it SSgt Wuterich giving his side of the story to the Washington Post.--Looper5920 12:01, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up, will add from it. Joshdboz 14:51, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Recent change on Jeffrey Chessani[edit]

  • Could I ask you to revert the change of Operation Just Cause until the argument has been finished on the Military History talk page. While I agree that the original article should be titled the invasion of Panama there is still not a consensus on whether it is appropriate for military members to have operational names on there pages. I am not going to revert war or argue incessibly but rather ask you just keep it until a consensus is reached. Your call. Cheers--Looper5920 10:52, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
    • Done, no problem --Joshdboz 11:32, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

You made the news![edit]

Is this you? How cool is that??? - CobaltBlueTony

Yeah, thanks for the link!--Joshdboz 01:02, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Operation Wrath of God[edit]

I can't get to it right away, but I can drop in and look over the article for you. --Lethargy 21:09, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

It was no problem. Sorry I took so long to get to it, BTW. --Lethargy 00:23, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Zaam ha-El is correct. Danny 21:31, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Sure thing. It was a great article and deserves to be FA.UberCryxic 23:17, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
In recognition of your work in helping to keep the extremely controversial article Operation Wrath of God as much NPOV as you can, I award you the Barnstar of Diligence. CG 22:11, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the compliment about the Barry Farber article[edit]

I just started a Mandarin class, so I looked up Farber's book on the subject, and that got me thinking about Farber, who I haven't heard on the radio for a long time. His book has wonderful anecdotes and his own brilliant metaphors, which I remember from his show. I hope to do more with it later, partly from some of the biographical information he has in "How to Learn Any Language." Thanks again, Noroton 19:24, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

I don't know if this will interest you, but ...[edit]

Hi again,

I don't know if you'd have an opinion on this or think it worth voting on, but the "Category:American conservatives" page has been proposed for deletion. I think it's a useful category so I voted to keep it, but three others want to delete it. If you have an opinion, please cast a vote. Thanks for the link to the web page, by the way.Noroton 22:02, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Hi again[edit]

Hi Joshdboz, Thanks for your vote at the Category:American Conservative discussion. The votes were 2:1 in favor of keeping it. You might have an interest in an article I've just created Pre-Iraq War opinions on Saddam Hussein. It's poorly named (something I want to change) but as it stands now, it's essentially statements made about how dangerous Saddam's regime was considered before the war. The article is being proposed for deletion, but I of course think it's useful. I'd be interested to know what you think.Noroton 01:27, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the input. I think there are a number of different ways to reform this into something else, and I'll be exploring it. Much appreciated, Noroton 15:46, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

hmmm. Just noticed it. I think mine is alot better. Will be longer to, mine is more likely to be featured then the other one. By the way my title is better then "Reconstruction" it is alot more desprictive. --Zonerocks 04:01, 29 September 2006 (UTC)


Look im still working on this. It isn't finished. But i am dedicated to this article. Ive been working on it for a very long time planning it. It should be finished by tuesday. Don't put this up for deletion. I am proud of my work. Just keep it. --Zonerocks 18:01, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

Look don't send it to AFD until im done making it, ok? --Zonerocks 21:09, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

Muslim Brotherhood Footnotes[edit]

Thanks for asking about whether it's OK to change the reference style to footnotes in the Muslim Brotherhood articles. Please go ahead; I think footnotes are much better, and I just used the Harvard style references because I couldn't figure out how to make footnotes in Wikipedia. Many thanks! Beroul 02:13, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Did you know[edit]

Updated DYK query On 2 November, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--GeeJo (t)(c) • 16:52, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Operation Wrath of God*[edit]

Hey Josh! Just want to say congrats again for making it on FA! Great work for all the NPOV and others you strived to work on! Vic226 01:21, 25 November 2006 (UTC) Strike-through text

Thanks so much! Joshdboz 01:38, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Munich massacre[edit]

Thanks for the input. As a Jew, I feel very passionate about this subject, and would like as much of the full story to be told as possible.

I get a bit irritated when people climb all over me for NPOV, when it's plain that facts have no POV. The fact that the Germans botched the rescue operation and failed to save the Israelis cannot be glossed over or whitewashed. At least one person who complained to me about POV sounded like he was an apologist for the terrorists - and when I told him so, in just those words, he backed off. A lot of what I've contributed to the article comes directly from the Groussard, Reeve and Klein books - if people want EVERY SINGLE CITATION included, the article would be twice as long as it already is.

Again, thanks for reading, and for your kind words.

BassPlyr23 18:00, 26 November 2006 (EDT)

I'm a terrorism survivor, I know what it is[edit]

This discussion was moved from User:Joshdboz by Vic226.

The dictionary definition is very clear. Read it. Any other definistion is an insensitive, ideological insult.

Im my case, the terrorists, who tried to kill 400 university students, are routinely called "activists". It's an insult. And yeah, I take it personally. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Scott Adler (talkcontribs) 03:28, 27 November 2006

I'm sorry for what you have gone through. However, Wikipedia is not therapy, and therefore could not and should not be responsible for what you have experienced. While this might sound harsh to you (and I apologize for anything in advance), we cannot be lenient on and introduce edits that are against the Wikipedia policies and guidelines (in this case, maintenance of neutral point of view) just because it is the only way to make you feel better. Regards, Vic226talk 05:00, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

your GA nom Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States[edit]

Hello,

I've left comments on Talk:Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States.

Cheers, --Ling.Nut 04:29, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

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Terrorist[edit]

The usage of the word "terrorist" is required in this situation. These groups are terrorist organizations and should therefore be called terrorist organizations. Calling them anything else allows them dignity that they dont deserve! Simply calling everybody a 'militant' makes a soldier and a terrorist equal. A terrorist is clearly completely different than a militant. These groups are the definition of terrorists. Brilliance 02:36, 16 January 2007 (UTC).

I have revised the article to be neutral as well as inform the truth. Brilliance 03:02, 16 January 2007 (UTC).

Thank you for reminding me of this. Brilliance 19:12, 16 January 2007 (UTC).

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NICE CATCH[edit]

User_talk:128.206.48.17#Thank_you_for_experimenting. Travb (talk) 17:33, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Re:your note[edit]

Thanks a lot. I will take care of the article as soon as I finished with Abbas Kiarostami. Take care. Sangak 17:40, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Re: Gabi Ashkenazi[edit]

You can ask an admin who deleted the image. I think it's best to watch any image you upload (or the talk page of the uploader) because usually a warning will be given before it is deleted. -- Ynhockey (Talk) 03:32, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

I don't know if you ultimately figured it out, but the deletion log should be helpful. TewfikTalk 02:54, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Request for category[edit]

Hi Joshdboz. I notice you have an interested in the Mossad. I also notice there are a lot of Mossad related articles but there is no Category:Mossad. There is precedence for such a category as Category:Central Intelligence Agency exists. Do you think it is worth creating a Mossad category? Best. --70.51.232.70 19:41, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

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A problem concerning a template[edit]

There is a template Politics of Iran and on this template, there is a link to Iran international crisis since 24 December 2006, which seems to me normal.

Because he does not like the page, Gerash77 not only has suppressed this link on 9 February 2007 and has since entered into an edit war by suppressing it every day. On top of that, he is trying to create problems for me. He has told an administrator, user:AndrewRT that I was the problem, created this edit war, asked him to send me warnings etc.

Since you have contributed to the Iran international crisis article, I thought you could help me. Any idea how to fight this? Alain10 19:18, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

When you ride alone, you ride with bin Laden[edit]

Hey thank you for putting up a picture of the book cover! I tried unsuccessfully to put up a "too-high" of resolution picture of the cover recently, but it was hastily deleted, so thanks again. Fdssdf 23:48, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

No problem. Joshdboz 00:13, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Quds Force[edit]

I agree with the move. However, I wanted to mention that cut and paste moves are to be avoided, for GFDL reasons. Please see m:Help:Moving a page or Wikipedia:Requested moves in the future when moving a page. --Interiot 17:15, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! I was unaware of the issue. Joshdboz 17:27, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Samjhauta Express bombings image[edit]

Every argument for keeping Image:Samjhaut Express bombings.jpg was equally argued for deletion. If you look at sheer numbers there were four keeps (TheFEARgod, Joshdboz, Nishkid64, and Kafziel) and four deletes (Rebelguys2, lamunknown, Geni and Megapixie), as I count someone refuting a keep statement as someone you supports deleting the image. Plus, I believe deletion is the correct thing to do per current Wikipedia fair use policy, specifically #8 and counterexamples, specifically #5. In my opinion, the image did not add significantly to article and was being used merely for illustration. If you want to see the use of a press photo that I believe meets policy, look at the image in the Oklahoma City bombing article. Read the "Effect on children" paragraph and you will see commentary about the copyrighted image on the right. If you would like to get someone to review my decision, please request a deletion review -Regards Nv8200p talk 16:03, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

I make my decisions based on policy, guidelines and consensus in that order. Like you said, consensus did not exist, however, I think the guideline and policy pointed the way toward deletion. Request a deletion review if you believe the image should stay. -Nv8200p talk 22:26, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Ali-Reza Asgari[edit]

About "Asgari", you are right. One of the admins shoud move it (it's not possible now). About "Ali-Reza" or "Ali Reza", "Ali-Reza" is correct, because it's his first name (the difference between "Ali Reza" and "Ali-Reza" is not important for google search). Jahangard 23:44, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Plans_for_military_attacks_against_Iran[edit]

The article you contributed too is up for deletion. --70.51.234.169 23:01, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

WHS[edit]

Some random Needham guy did a pretty good job on this article: [3] Vic226 23:20, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Operation Wrath of God[edit]

Image:Ap munich905 t.jpg does not qualify for fair use in the article Operation Wrath of God. The use of this Associated Press photo is being limited to Munich Massacre. Use in Operation Wrath of God violates WP:NFCC #8. This image is not significant for this article. Please do not add it back or it may result in the image being deleted from Wikipedia all together. -Thanks Nv8200p talk 16:21, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Please see discussion over use of the image at Wikipedia:Images_and_media_for_deletion/2007_June_27#Image:Ap_munich905_t.jpg. The way you are using the image is decorative and unncessary. The event depicted in the image happened before Operation Wrath of God. Yes, this is opinion, but seems to be the majority opinion these days. You are welcome to start the dispute resolution process. I am adding comments to the Operation Wrath of God talk page. -Regards Nv8200p talk 16:59, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Nuclear weapons and Israel[edit]

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When you pasted stockpile information in Nuclear weapons and Israel, you lost most information on bibliographical reference. I am reverse engineering it, but for single author works it is practically impossible. I could not find from where you copied the reference pointers. Can you fix it, or at least point me to your sources? Thank you very much. Lgfcd (talk) 23:49, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image (Image:Elyezer Shkedy.jpg)[edit]

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Bourne[edit]

Whoa, whoa, whoa. I think you're misinterpreting the meaning of the word vandalism. What I did cannot on any planet be classified as vandalism. Ok, now that that's settled, you agree that is OR, and OR is not allowed. Therefore, it is not allowed. ColdFusion650 20:44, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

I don't believe that criteria is listened on WP:VANDAL. Making bold edits is explicitly listed as not vandalism. I also gave a reason. It's original research. While I understand that there is some confusion between vandalism and edits you don't like, some people around here can get mad at being called a vandal. So, you should probably be careful with that. ColdFusion650 00:04, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

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Your DYK nomination[edit]

Hi Josh, I have commented on your nomination at T:TDYK. The entry is unlikely to be used on the main page unless the issue I have raised is adressed. Please note that this page asks nominators to: "Please check back for comments on your nomination. Responding to reasonable objections will help ensure that your article is listed."--Carabinieri 13:24, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up! Joshdboz 17:09, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Operation Wrath of God[edit]

Hello again. If you look at the last edit from this article, an anon user has added two sentences, one refering to a book and one refering to a YouTube video. Could you assess the relevance of these two references, and maybe modify their locations to suit WP manual of style? thank you. CG 19:05, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

An article which you started, or significantly expanded, Robert F. Kennedy's speech on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., was selected for DYK![edit]

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Thanks for your contributions! Nishkid64 (talk) 22:23, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Israel and nukes[edit]

Rename I simply renamed it for the purposes of alphabetical order. You'll note that your US and UK examples also incidentally fit this standard. -Justin (koavf)·T·C·M 19:38, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Bhutto[edit]

Thanks! :) Cheers, Davnel03Sign It, Junior! 16:44, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Bhutto page[edit]

Please refrain from your recent edit on the Benziar Bhutto page. Thank youEldorado91 (talk) 21:54, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

I recommend instead taking this discussion to the talk page of the article. Further, I recommend that you cite policy for deletion and read WP:POINT, Eldorado. SorryGuy  Talk  21:57, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Glad that I could be of any help ;-) Feel free to ping me in future, however you may get a quicker response from Wikipedia:Requests for administrator attention. Snowolf How can I help? 22:49, 28 December 2007 (UTC)


Fair use rationale for Image:Earthfrisk Launches Meta Social Search.jpg[edit]

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Photo[edit]

The photo was from the soc gen network facebook, not sure if it is legit to post. I however just noticed that it is also up on the Telegraph website, so I would think it is fair use. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/01/24/bcnsocgen924.xml

Directorate of General Security[edit]

Tell me when you're exhausted with Directorate of General Security. You've done a great job so far. --Sharkface217 04:54, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

You deserve this:

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For doing an incredible job on Directorate of General Security and Directorate 14, I, Sharkface217, hereby award you this barnstar. Keep up the good work! --Sharkface217 19:29, 26 January 2008 (UTC)


Cheers. --Sharkface217 19:29, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Jérôme Kerviel[edit]

My edits unstacked the refs, too, and I was reverted by the same guy. I wish we could get some official guideline on this. Should template refs be stacked or shouldn't they? Robert K S (talk) 07:28, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

There doesn't appear to be any guideline. The choice of how to format citations is up to each editor, so I think it would be best to bring it up on that article's talk page to arrive at a consensus. Joshdboz (talk) 13:10, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Latest DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 29 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Mohammed al-Shahwani, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Daniel Case (talk) 05:26, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

thanks![edit]

Thank you for creating Democrats Abroad primary, 2008! Kingturtle (talk) 13:51, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

No problem. It sounds like they were trying to steal some thunder by being the first count reporting on Super Tuesday, but judging by media coverage so far they'll need to work a bit harder to compete with Dixville Notch. Joshdboz (talk) 17:14, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

I thing maybe probably accidentally. sorry) —Preceding unsigned comment added by US - Jimmy Slade (talkcontribs) 22:35, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: Spokesperson's Unit[edit]

Thanks for the heads up. I have been writing about the IDF more and more these days and may try to expand the article during the weekend. Maybe not. Currently I'm writing another article, Bamahane. -- Ynhockey (Talk) 02:30, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

CIA[edit]

It's true that the Telegraph says that, but they don't provide any evidence, and I really think they just misread the other article. If it happened, it would be all over the news, which it still isn't. Feel free to discuss further at Talk:Imad_Mugniyah#CIA_station_chief. Superm401 - Talk 13:52, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

I dont know how correct that in down page[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_of_Columbia_Republican_primary%2C_2008 —Preceding unsigned comment added by US - Jimmy Slade (talkcontribs) 19:54, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Benjamin Gantz.jpg)[edit]

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I need help[edit]

Hi. Maybe you remeber me. Yesterday I has writted some wrong and after this I have blocked. Can you unblock me? pleaze I'm User:US - Jimmy Slade 89.178.46.126 (talk) 23:28, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

I'm not an admin, and it is only a 24 hour block. If you want to dispute it the instructions are on your talk page. Joshdboz (talk) 00:39, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

hey wossup?[edit]

see cathegories http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:69.202.64.143 US - Jimmy Slade (talk) 21:44, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

Please see Talk:United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2008#Merger proposal.—Markles 00:08, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

FAC Assassination of Benazir Bhutto[edit]

Hello! You are listed as one of the main contributors to the article here. I just wanted to let you know the article is now on the featured articles candidates list and your support or input here would be valuable. Thanks --Zaindy87 (talk) 02:09, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

A More Perfect Union[edit]

Thanks for your help on the "A More Perfect Union" speech. I had thought that there would be an article on this speech by now, but I thought I would get a start on it. Again, thanks for help in expanding it. I really appreciate it. conman33 (. . .talk) 01:11, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

I just added it to Did you know? for March 18. Just my luck, now there's a movement to delete the article. Be sure to help keep it, man! Thanks again. conman33 (. . .talk) 04:48, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of A More Perfect Union[edit]

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El Senor Presidente[edit]

I saw the not you left on our project's page and I just wanted to let you know that one of the articles that the MMM team has been working on is now up for FAC. We are hoping to get our first FA soon and so if you have the time to look over the article and leave your comments on the article we would love to hear them! :) --Mfreud (talk) 00:38, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Daewoo Information Systems[edit]

Hi there - yeah, I suggested it'd probably be best re-written from scratch, but if you want to have a go at creating a stub from this mess, I have userfied the deleted article at User:Black Kite/DIS. Black Kite 01:12, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 14 April, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Opération 14 juillet, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Cirt (talk) 12:10, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject: Power in international relations[edit]

Hey, as a member of Wikipedia: WikiProject Power in international relations, I'd like to invite you to come back and work on the project. There's still a lot of work to be done and we'd all appreciate your contributions. Please come back. --Hobie (talk) 02:43, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Sarah Palin/Pregnancy[edit]

OK, sorry, I just saw the debate on some user pages. If it is true/debatable, I am sure it will be published in some newspapers pretty soon. Poppy (talk) 23:41, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Motto of the day[edit]

Hello, I notice you're using one of the {{motd}} templates, run by Wikipedia:Motto of the day. You may have noticed that some of the mottos recently have been followed by a date from 2006, or on occasion simply "Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". The reason for this is that Motto of the day is in some very serious need of help. Participation in the project, which has never been especially high, has dropped considerably over this past summer, to the point we have had several days where no motto was scheduled to appear at all. Over the past several weeks, I've been the only editor scheduling mottos at all, but there aren't enough comments on some of these mottos to justify their use. If we do not get some help - and soon - your daily mottos will stop. In order for us to continue updating these templates for you, we need your help.

When you get a chance between your normal editing, could you stop by our nominations page and leave a few comments on some of the mottos there, especially those that do not have any comments yet? This works very simply; you read a motto, decide whether or not you like it, and post your opinion just below the motto. That's it - no experience required, just an idea of what you personally like and what you feel reflects Wikipedia and its community. If you do have past experience with the project, then please close some of the older nominations once they've got a decent consensus going. There are directions on the nominations page on how to do this.

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Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Sarah Palin protection wheel war[edit]

The Sarah Palin wheel war arbitration case, on which you have commented, is now open.

For the Arbitration Committee, Anthøny 21:12, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Edit to Talk:Naked short selling[edit]

[4] I have reverted your edit. While I can understand why you feel this way, WP:BLP applies throughout the encyclopedia. Let's try to keep that talk page focused on the actual article rather than the three-ring circus that surrounds it. Thanks. Risker (talk) 00:39, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

How come your comment on Talk:Naked Short Selling got deleted?[edit]

I notice that your comment on Talk:Naked Short Selling was summarily deleted by User:Risker.

I'm still getting up to speed with Wiki policies, but I thought that this was a no-no? cojoco (talk) 00:44, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Eitan Ben Eliyahu[edit]

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Victuallers (talk) 18:34, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

re: IAF template[edit]

Thank you. I see you're the one who created some of those articles, including Eitan Ben Eliyahu recently :) -- Nudve (talk) 06:51, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

ITN[edit]

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--SpencerT♦C 00:24, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

`Abbas ibn `Abd al-Muttalib: Urgent[edit]

I am extremely concerned about the action you took in deleting most of the page for `Abbas ibn `Abd al-Muttalib. This man played a central role in the early years of the Moslem religion and the Arab empire. He was a major historical figure. The action you took could be seen as an attack by Wikipedia on a religion shared by many hundreds of millions of people. I strongly urge you to immediately revert your edit. You may of course post appropriate notices to initiate a debate over copyright infringement, neutrality etc. I am sure many editors would be glad to help improve the article. But please revert immediately. This is urgent. Aymatth2 (talk) 03:19, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Almost all of the text in that article had been plagiarized from another website (linked to on the talk page), without any permission given to use it. We do not use copied text without specific permission, its the law. This decision had nothing to do with the subject of the article. If you would like to, I would encourage you to improve the article yourself. Joshdboz (talk) 03:26, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

The text on http://www.bizbrowse.com/yarehman/islam/Special/companions/part-I.htm is probably in the public domain. Did you check? In this case, given the significance of the subject, it is far better to open the article to editor review than to arbitrarily remove it. I suspect that what you have done would seem to a Muslim like deleting most of the article on Christ on the basis that it is derived from one book, with dubious copyright. Will you revert or should I? Aymatth2 (talk) 03:51, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

For a sense of the importance of this topic, check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:WhatLinksHere/`Abbas_ibn_`Abd_al-Muttalib Aymatth2 (talk) 04:29, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

I do not doubt the importance of the subject. There are two issues with the text: 1) It was clearly copied, thus the burden is on the editor adding it to prove that the text is licensed in such a way to permit its use. The default is to delete copied text when in doubt. 2) Regardless of whether or not it is legal to use this text, it is written in an unencyclopedic way and frankly this is a very suspect looking website. Is this a reliable source? Is this historical fact or a somewhat embellished story? Again, I encourage you to improve and expand the article if it is important to you, but you should focus on writing your own words instead of looking for things to copy. Joshdboz (talk) 13:13, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Sorry - I reacted too soon. It was late, I was tired, and when I found this massive deletion I was concerned, since the subject seems sensitive. But when I look at the content, you are right - not very encyclopediac at all, and clearly just copied from one source. One unfortunate effect: if you go back to the version before all this material was dumped in, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=`Abbas_ibn_`Abd_al-Muttalib&diff=79290943&oldid=77539921, there was slightly more information and better references than there is now. Since then, a lot of editors have made changes, which will all have been lost. But yes, you did the right thing. Ignore my previous comments. Maybe someone who knows something about the subject will improve the article. Aymatth2 (talk) 13:45, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for International opinion polling for the United States presidential election, 2008[edit]

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Gatoclass (talk) 03:00, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Yishai Be'er.jpg)[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (Image:Avi Mizrahi.jpg)[edit]

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Re: Images[edit]

Hi Josh! I am also against copyright paranoia, however, the new fair use rules (actually in place for over a year by now) are fairly clear on this issue. Paragraph 12 states: Pictures of people still alive, groups still active, and buildings still standing; provided that taking a new free picture as a replacement (which is almost always considered possible) would serve the same encyclopedic purpose as the non-free image. This includes non-free promotional images.

In light of that, I can't really see a way that those images can be included. The IDF website is merely repeating what Israeli law already says, and according to both US and Israeli law, using an image of a living person on Wikipedia would be fair use. However, Wikipedia tries to make as little use as possible of fair use images without compromising the quality of the encyclopedia in the long run, which is what this policy/guideline is meant to explain (among other things).

On a side note, why not join WP Israel? Cheers, Ynhockey (Talk) 10:28, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Re: DYK for Kathryn Stott[edit]

Thanks, Joshdboz! The hook was a bit of a gift when I realised that an anecdote Stott told at her birthday gala concert could actually be reliably sourced. Espresso Addict (talk) 17:55, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

pl:IAF[edit]

We had the prepared expansion of the main IAF article who was supposed to be published at the end of November. Unfortunately the friend is late and we will still wait. And at present I am concentrating the work on the description moshav, kibuts and city of Israel going along main roads - from the motorway No. 1, No. 2 and currently dual carriageway No. 3. I am moving the expansion of military articles away for the more distant future, because you are wspracying economies of Israel and tourisms are being given to be an more important sentence. In this subject matter an aid from the English side would be useful Wiki. I am greeting, Gedeon07

Air Force Squads of Israel[edit]

Hey Joshdboz.I was checking some new pages and found out that you have written many new articles on the squads of IAF.The articles are very short and have been marked as stubs. I would like to ask you if you could make a new article on the squads with all of them included.Regards, avs_dps —Preceding unsigned comment added by Avs dps (talkcontribs) 16:30, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

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Muntadhar al Zaidi[edit]

Good edits! Stick around, we need you. Viriditas (talk) 02:59, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Joshdboz (talk) 03:13, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Ref fix on Caroline Kennedy[edit]

Hi, I notice you are doing a lot of ref fixing on Caroline Kennedy. It's not clear to me exactly why you are changing all these references. Can you explain the logic? thanks. --Crunch (talk) 20:47, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. It makes sense and I appreciate your work on this article. One thing I did find confusing is when vertically aligned refs were changed and they ended up as linear-formatted refs. I think these are harder to follow when editing. I believe Wiki style allows either. Any chance we can agree (understanding we're not the only editors) to use the vertically aligned reference style from now on? Thanks again for your diligence on this article. --Crunch (talk) 22:15, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Maybe rather than changing the refs from vertical to horizontal, we could just leave them as the original editor did them. So, to each his own. I will add something to the talk page, but it will probably get buried. We'll see. --Crunch (talk) 23:13, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Charles Winters[edit]

I couldn't find this great new article at the DYK suggestion page. Were you planning on noming or should I? --brewcrewer (yada, yada) 03:14, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Couldn't find a good hook? The article has DYK written all over it! I have a bunch of ideas, but I'll hold off some. I also want to work some more on the article. We still have a few days for the nom. You might have noticed that I edited (butchered) the article a bit. If you disagree with anything I did please don't hesitate to revert. Best, --brewcrewer (yada, yada) 06:05, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
I want to thank you and Brewcrewer for this article - I never considered writing one myself, partly because I didn't have all the documentation at hand to do a proper job of it, but also, sadly, it never crossed my mind! You've done a nice job of this. I'm Charlie Winters's daughter. If there's some way I can help, let me know. Corgi (talk) 13:39, 24 December 2008 (UTC)


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DYK for Charles Winters[edit]

Updated DYK query On 30 December, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Charles Winters, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Cirt (talk) 15:32, 30 December 2008 (UTC)


Non-free use disputed for File:Yoav_Galant.jpg[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Jacob B. Aaron[edit]

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Jewishencyclopedia.com[edit]

Please see the talk page for that article. Where does it say the website is public domain? --Omarcheeseboro (talk) 14:34, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

US Airways Flight 1549[edit]

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Thank you for starting this new article. Bearian (talk) 21:16, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Current events globe On 16 January, 2009, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article US Airways Flight 1549, which you created. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the In the news candidates page.

--SpencerT♦C 02:02, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for the new Commercial Ditchings category. Interesting and useful. Tempshill (talk) 23:35, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
No problem. It's still a work in progress, so please add if it's missing some flights. Joshdboz (talk) 06:54, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Chesley Sullenberger[edit]

You recently added information from a newspaper article to Chesley Sullenberger. I just wanted to say thank you for highlighting that article. From what I have read so far of it, it contains a great deal of info on his early life. Really appreciate it. Cheers. Terrakyte (talk) 13:12, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

No problem, but you should thank the NYT for the snooping ; ) Excellent work on the article so far, by the way, it's almost at the top of the Google rankings already. Joshdboz (talk) 13:13, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your compliment.  :D Terrakyte (talk) 13:16, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Barack Obama 2009 presidential inauguration[edit]

You're asking "why not bold like any other title?" — See e.g. WP:BOLDTITLE and Wikipedia:Manual of Style (text formatting)#Boldface, where it says: If the article topic does not have a commonly accepted name, but is merely descriptive (e.g., history of the United States), the title does not need to appear in the first sentence, and is not bolded if it does (emphasis added). See also Wikipedia:Stop bolding everything for a more informal but nevertheless guideline-compatible take on the issue. It's a generic title and thus it should not be in boldface. 78.34.168.97 (talk) 16:43, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Same here btw. I've corrected it 78.34.154.49 (talk) 23:13, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Leon Keyserling[edit]

Updated DYK query On January 19, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Leon Keyserling, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Dravecky (talk) 13:00, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

FDR 1933 presidential inauguration[edit]

Hey there, I thought I'd drop by and say "hello" to my co-author on the Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933 presidential inauguration article. Amazing that there wasn't even so much as a stub on the subject before you got the ball rolling yesterday! I dare say we could submit it to DYK as is, but I'm sure we can add a little more first. I have to run right now, but I'll check in later to see where things stand, etc. Regards, Cgingold (talk) 16:49, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

PS - You might also be interested in this CFD. Cgingold (talk) 17:09, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

William Lynn[edit]

You're welcome! I tried to read up on him and it was hard to find. Thanks for writing the article! Hekerui (talk) 20:04, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Andrew Jackson 1829 presidential inauguration[edit]

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Nice article[edit]

about the ambassador to Eritrea. Ipromise (talk) 07:11, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you - Joshdboz (talk) 07:27, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Category:United States ambassadors to Belize[edit]

I'm glad to hear that there are articles for this category. My opinion is that, as the category's creator, it is your responsibility to tag those articles so that they appear in the category. Otherwise, after being empty four days, it'll get deleted. - Stepheng3 (talk) 23:48, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't realize that there was a time limit on deleting cats. Joshdboz (talk) 06:18, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Ambassador articles[edit]

When you create an article on a U.S. ambassador, it would be helpful to also add a link to that article on the page Ambassadors of the United States in the "Ref" column. The links in that column are shortened with a piped link labeled "Ref" so as to keep the column narrow. Thanks. •••Life of Riley (talk) 17:54, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for reminding me. I'm trying to go through the whole lot of ambassador related things (which is quite a mess in places) and hadn't gotten around to that page. Joshdboz (talk) 18:32, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
I have been trying to keep on top of it also, but it's a busy time right now. With the change of administration, all of the politically appointed ambassadors are out and the chargés or DCMs are in charge of embassies now. In the next few months we will have a whole new crop of ambassadors. Every time an ambassador changes, there are four or five pages that need to be updated:
•••Life of Riley (talk) 20:20, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

mossad 9/11[edit]

There is only that lone Fox News investigation on Israeli/Mossad connection to the 9/11 attacks, most of the mainstream media won't touch it. Do you have any suggestions on how to place this fact in the article, because it was the largest espionage ring in US history larger than the Soviet Union but like I said mainstream media won't touch it. --M4silent (talk) 01:01, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Please review WP:VERIFY. If there is no published material on something from reliable sources, it is not included. See especially Exceptional claims require exceptional sources. Claiming Israel had the "largest espionage ring in US history larger than the Soviet Union" is quite exceptional, and needs more than a couple Fox News reports (which were apparently removed by the company itself) and had little other coverage in the press. However, there are perhaps particular aspects of the investigation that can be well sourced, I just haven't done the research. Joshdboz (talk) 05:44, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Timeline of the President[edit]

Josh...As you know, many concerns were raised at the AfD re:potential length. Not my concern but I might suggest an additional note on the Talk page requesting brevity and conciseness. Set the stage and the actors will play their parts. I plan on watching this article for at least 8 years.--Buster7 (talk) 03:29, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

  • How about a nickname for the extra's that good faith editors will want to add. I just used the term "extracurricular' for a revert about the Chip's bill and former Pres Bush. It seemed to convey the need to stay brief in a non-confrontive way. In no way do I mean to control the editing of other editors. That includes you. My attempt is to assist. Always feel free to comment--Buster7 (talk) 06:01, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  • BTW...I heard the expression "corporate governance" used re: the $500K.--Buster7 (talk) 06:14, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Just go for it. There shouldn't be any hard feelings on an article like this - it's not as if we're writing great prose. Joshdboz (talk) 08:41, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Hey Josh. I'm sure you have noticed that a fellow editor has joined the "watch" at the Obama Timeline. I'm also sure that Editor:Aldux has the very best of intentions. My concern is that the type of inclusions that he is making is stretching the criteria of what IS included (or is it just my POV about what SHOULD be included?????). He is a bit wordy so far but I have chopped the unnecessary bits and abbreviated his edits. That's not a problem. My apprehension is not of Aldux, per se, but of how far to stretch the Timeline out from Obama (and Biden). My fear is that the article will become overloaded and cluttered with each and every step that each and every cabinet member and their multi-leveled depts make. For instance, the March 9th (Office of Mgmt and Budget) and March 13 (Dept of Justice) edits. I don't think they have a place in the Timeline. I think that as time goes on more and more stretched edits will be made by more and more GFEditors until we are reporting on how many $1 bills the Treasury Dept. made today or what brand of computers the US Bureau of the Census has purchased. I am reaching out to you for feedback. I'll probably visit Alduxs' talk early next week to open communication with him. I think its a great article with really great and lasting and bare-boned potential. I'm glad to be a part of it with you and Editor:Hysteria18. I dont support ownership of articles and I don't get into edit wars. I hope you will agree that the article has the beginnings of an important and most informative look at the Presidency of Barack Obama. I just want people/readers/students to see it and not hide it under the daily Press.--Buster7 (talk) 04:13, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I agree it is getting a bit overloaded, I need to check out the latest edits. Joshdboz (talk) 11:28, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Inauguration of Barack Obama[edit]

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Good Morning[edit]

Please delete upon reciept.....--Buster7 (talk) 11:18, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Huh? Joshdboz (talk) 11:20, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

It's just a good morning greeting....thats all...we both were at Timeline at the same time and I thought I would say Hello...--Buster7 (talk) 11:24, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Heh, sorry - thanks. Looks good so far. I guess we can add some pics as we go long (maybe Brown visit, etc). Joshdboz (talk) 11:25, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
yea ...I agree---looks great!--Buster7 (talk) 11:54, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Barack Obama speech to Joint session of Congress, 2009: Proposal[edit]

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I have presented a proposal to remove the State of the Union Address template from Barack Obama speech to Joint session of Congress, 2009, and to withdraw the article from the State of the Union Addresses category. Since you added the template, I thought it best to notify you of my idea as a result: [5] Allventon (talk) 02:24, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Template:State of the Union[edit]

Why did you revert my edit to the SOTU template? You did not provide any information in the edit comment, nor did you start a discussion on the matter. Gordon P. Hemsley 14:36, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

You are right, I apologize not doing so. A different layout for the template could be interesting (perhaps even with names, or those delivered in person/by text) but I didn't quite see the logic in the way you had broken up the dates by 20 year blocks interspaced with 4 year blocks, right? Joshdboz (talk) 14:42, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
Actually, I broke it up into 25-year blocks. It just so happens that the first and last blocks were shorter than 25 years. Unless... perhaps you have a smaller screen and you were actually seeing wrap-around? I suppose that's a possibility. But there has to be a better way than just a continuous list of years that gets wrapped at random intervals.... Gordon P. Hemsley 15:07, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
Gotcha, heh, that was dumb. It was my screen. Definitely a good idea to break it down by 20/25 year chunks, sorry about the confusion. Joshdboz (talk) 15:20, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Ross Rutherford[edit]

Ross was discussed as not being significant. He is the first state champion and amateur bowler from Santa Claus, Indiana. There is no information online about him due to the significance of his accomplishments and the information I have obtained have been from direct interviews and knowing Ross for the past 10 years. As well as from local newspapers, school newsleters, and IBCA newsleters to members. He is significant enough to have an encyclopedia page do to the small culture of Santa Claus and the significance of bowling with in the area and Indiana as a whole. To publish a page on an up and coming bowler was something I hoped to do to spark more interest in the sport and give Ross credit for his accomplishments as being the first amateur/professional bowler from Santa Claus.

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Proposed deletion of Yosef Alon[edit]

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DYK for 2004 Democratic National Convention keynote address[edit]

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Your rollback request[edit]

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March 17/Timeline[edit]

FWIW.....great response from a fellow editor...

Thanks for your edit to the subject article. I did a little pruning to keep it in accordance with some necessary guidelines that have been set-up regarding brevity.. If you consider all the people that are in attendance when President Obama meets a fellow head of state or high ranking foreign dignatary you can understand why I removed the aide. And, we are trying our best to keep away from the "why" of meetings, etc as they are very well reported in the media and other articles and only open the door for political comment.--Buster7 (talk) 02:12, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Oh, that's perfectly fine. I was tentative adding it at all because I had no idea what the guidelines were. Therequiembellishere (talk) 02:05, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

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An article you started[edit]

US Airways Flight 1549 looks good enough for an FA nom. talk about community work. Maybe you should nominate it? ResMar 00:27, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Monday[edit]

Happy Memorial Day.....

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.....--Buster7 (talk) 17:39, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

11,200[edit]

No wonder I don't see you at the timeline. Your one busy guy! Timeline seems to have a good pace and life to it. There are some editors that add on a daily basis. I watch and "weed whack" a bit. But not to much really. With all the problems that other Obama pages are experiencing, I'm proud that Timeline is peaceful and calm. And it should be a model for articles that were almost deleted but were saved from the trash pile. You had the initial Idea for it and you saved its life soon after birth. Thanks and congrats on your continued editing.--Buster7 (talk) 16:27, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

detail in Gamal Helal article[edit]

Greetings...Mr Helal is not "a chief interpreter" at the State Dept; I do not know what possessed the BBC to write that. That title belongs to someone else--nor has it ever belonged to Mr Helal.

Thanks for doing a writeup of a contemporary interpreter, the first I have seen.

Herseyp (talk) 07:05, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

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IAF patches[edit]

I'm not a specialist in wikipolicy, but it seems to me like he scans his own patches and uploads it to wikicommons for public use, so I just used it. Flayer (talk) 14:11, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

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Please try discussion instead of disruptively reverting a third time. If necessary, dispute resolution can be sought. 76.69.228.174 (talk) 05:17, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

The Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter (September 2009)[edit]

Re: Move[edit]

I'm familiar with the discussion and it does not change the status of my move in any way, nor does my move have anything to do with the "State of the Union" debate. Please pay close attention to the new title. My move properly disambiguates the title, because in approximately ten minutes, there will be a second joint session speech for 2009. If you don't understand why I moved the article or my response on your talk page, please say so and I will explain it in another way. Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 23:49, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

RE: Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Musse_Noolays[edit]

Hello fellow Article Rescue Squadron member. ;-) I see the newsletter I helped write on your talk page above.

Would you consider redirecting this article to Majeerteen right now? The article is obvious not notable in its current form, so this material can be removed right now, with only a redirect remaining. I could redirect the page right now for you and close the Afd. Please let me know as soon as possible, because as soon as someone else comments on the AfD, they must agree also before I can redirect the article and close the AFD.Ikip (talk) 19:22, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

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This barnstar is awarded to Joshdboz, for his ability to comprimise and seek peace. You are a true asset to the project, and I think I speak for all editors, in that it has been a pleasure to work with you. Ikip (talk) 21:25, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
Heh, thank you, I'm always happy to entertain good ideas. Joshdboz (talk) 22:32, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Shaul Avigur[edit]

Hi Joshdboz. I have been working for some months on the articles relating to recipients of the Israel Prize in order to bring a measure of consistency to such articles. I note that you have recently made changes to the article on Shaul Avigur by combining, under the “References” caption, the reference(s) cited in the article as well as a related works that lack an inline citation. “References” should consist of on-line citations (see WP:footers), otherwise they should appear as “Further reading”, “External links” or some other appropriate designation. If text (presumably in this instance in the “Biography” section,) is based upon the related works, there should be an on-line citation or citations identifying the appropriate text.Davshul (talk) 16:29, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi Joshdboz. Thanks for your response. Please see the comment on my discussion page. Davshul (talk) 19:07, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

SOTU remplate[edit]

simple every prez can give 4 or 8 sotu.read the us consitution. 2009 is not a SOTU

DYK for Ilyas Kashmiri (militant)[edit]

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Hi - I saw that you have done a lot of work on this page. Unfortunately, anon IPs insist on substituting the word "terrorist" for "militant." I have reverted once, but don't feel like engaging in an edit war.--RDavi404 (talk) 00:59, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Battle of Saada[edit]

I added one of the sources i read to the talk page. XavierGreen (talk) 16:12, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

2009 Kabul Indian Embassy Attack - "warning" - what a joke, you pick on me, but not on the Indians writing propaganda? Please disclose your biases and admit you have vested interests[edit]

Why are you so obsessed with saying the biased Indian view is correct but quick to condemn the Pakistani view of things?

The article contained a lot of very bad propaganda, totally unproven, and as is typical with the Hindu Mafia on Wikipedia, they will throw in random comments backed by third-rate Indian newspapers.

I pointed to TWO sources - one Pakistani, and one Indian, regarding how Afghanistan is used as a terrorist training ground by India to infiltrate Pakistani territory, and that is one of the primary reasons why India has a vested interest in continuing its development projects in India. Further, I outlined that there was ZERO evidence linking Pakistan to these terrorist attacks, and if you read the article you will see that the FACT is that India ALWAYS blames Pakistan for EVERYTHING. If the toilet seats in Mumbai smell, they will say it's an ISI conspiracy.

You found it fairly simple to delete mine and warn me like some "big man" who thinks he knows something about current affairs in that part of the world, and then you ignore wholesale propaganda additions by the Indian mafia.

I know Israelis and and many Jews worship India because of how anti-Muslim most Indians are, but is your allegiance so high that you must engage in the act of destroying dissenting views? What's the point of consensus and collaboration if you favor one narrative over another?

If Indians can quote random INDIAN sources that ISI is behind any and every attack, why can't a Pakistani or an American such as myself quote INDIAN sources that talk about how India is indeed a terrorist country that funds external terrorism and has been doing so for many years and that is why the Indian Embassy may have been attacked, and that is why India continues to fund so-called "projects" in the country - not because of some benevolency the Indians on Wikipedia are fabricating, but because it is indeed central to India's state-sponsored terrorism?

Even the two sources the Indians have quoted are Ultra Indian Nationalists. They cleverly attempted to hide the Indian origin of these so-called "Analysts" by not writing their entire first names. Do you even bother to read what Indians write so long as it is pro-India (hence Pro-Jew and Pro-Israel from your perspective?)

The current article is a joke after the "Responsibility" section - it's a typical Indian smear campaign run to propagate opinion as fact, even after I made edits to it, you WARNED ME, but you DID NOT WARN the INDIAN that changed it back to terrible propaganda.

Please grow up and stop "WARNING" me, because it only continues to show how biased you are.

Now chances are you won't be MAN enough to even talk about this issue and will delete it, in that case I'll be sure to raise a stink about it with the Wikimedia Foundation for your biased and selective "warnings" and your bias towards allowing Indian propagandists to run loose with ridiculously untrue statements.

There is ZERO evidence ISI or Pakistan has ANYTHING to do with the Indian Embassy attack, and further, there are geostrategic reasons why India continues to "develop" Afghanistan - not some random "OUR RELATIONS ARE GOOD AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN GOOD" that the India propaganda machine is pushing.

You are a terrible editor, but that's ok, warn me all you want, it only shows how incredibly biased you are Mr. Josh. Grow up and learn to accept dissent. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.242.99.182 (talk) 02:58, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

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Generations Page - Beat Generation[edit]

Thank you for catching the spelling errors in this section.--CreativeSoul7981 (talk) 16:23, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

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Re: Barnstar[edit]

Thank you very much for the barnstar - my first :-). Quite a lot of the events are from the JFK Library WH Diary, and others are just major events I could think of. I based the article's format on the Timeline of the Presidency of Barack Obama article you created. Thanks again. --Jatkins (talk - contribs) 17:01, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

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ITN: Abdul Ghani Baradar[edit]

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Thanks alot for the appreciation, you can always trust BBC News and thanks for merging the refrences, I had no idea you could do that. 90.203.13.219 (talk) 19:10, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

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Are you sure this is not Abdul Ghani Baradar's picture ? Jon Ascton  (talk) 17:01, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Thats a cropped version of File:Mohammedomar.jpg which is stated to be a picture of omar. Nice catch Josh.username 1 (talk) 17:17, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
Actually, I think there's even some dispute about whether or not that really is Omar. Anyway, this article states that "No pictures of Baradar have ever been published...". Joshdboz (talk) 18:35, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Just a reminder, the page you recently created, ARGUS-IS, needs categories. Take care. Tinton5 (talk) 04:05, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. Joshdboz (talk) 04:17, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

WP:BRD[edit]

When I invoke WP:BRD, I mean "bring this up on talk and let's have a discussion". The reason for my revert is that I object to the edit. It thus doesn't have consensus.

The problem with it, as I explained in brief in my edit summary, is that Latin American organisations frequently make declarations supporting the Argentine side in these disputes. We don't need to report this over and over, any more than we need to report every time Hugo Chavez condemns the United States, or every time someone suggests that the Iraq War was illegal. If we did report it every single time, the article would not have much space for anything else. Pfainuk talk 22:06, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

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I see you've done a lot of great work. Kudos. Just a comment on TK. I was frankly taken aback by your commemt that you've rarely seen opposition to the use of the word assassination in place of/synonymous with regard to targeted killings by Israel. Frankly, in the first place, I pointed editors to the #1 book on the subject by an academic -- the Georgetown Law professor, and that is totally at odds with your impression. Similarly, I provided a quote from one of the foremost U.S. jurists of our lifetime, and that was at odds. Even more odd is that I found a great deal of Israeli writing that raised the same point (which I didn't bother to reflect ... at least as of yet; perhaps I should). Furthermore, the definition of the term as it is used in international law is definitely negative (even moreso that the colloquial use), but even the colloquial use is negative -- one is ipso facto illegal (murder); the other, not. Furthermore, the U.S. I might point out views assassination as illegal, but targeted killing as legal, and carefully describes the difference between the two. So I guess bottom line, have perused much of what is out there on the subject that one can access on google, let alone what I know of international law, given your good background I found your comment surprising. I must say I didnt see a more prominent US academic with a contrary view, or a more prominent US jurist, and the view was even more pronounced among the Israeli scholars and jurists. I guess I would urge you to look at the examples I gave, which must not be what you've seen, and give it another think. If you have the time. And inclination. Best. (Note -- we don't have to decide that it is A or not -- just that a significant enough body of thinkers say it is not A, that it should not be a subsection in A, but rather an article of its own. I can't see the harm, and see a benefit.--Epeefleche (talk) 16:36, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, I was merely commenting on my experience on Wikipedia and the usage I've seen in the popular press (most English-language Israeli press freely used "assassination" when talking about Mahmoud al-Mabhouh), and from that perspective, I don't think there's any reason for us to avoid the use of "assassination" synonymously with "targeted killing", at least in most cases. That said, if there is substantial literature that tries to distinguish between the two, I wouldn't be opposed to a separate article on TK. I'd be interested in reading it myself. Joshdboz (talk) 19:04, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I linked at my first comment to a few such. The first and last are probably the best academic (other than perhaps Dershowitz) and jurist that I've seen write on the topic, and they address this point rather directly. Also, if you would, take a look at my abortion analogy. Finally, there was some conversation in Israel as to what to call it, and I believe the government position was "targeted killing" (in English), but there were even tortured (in Hebrew) suggestions such as phrase meaning something like "killing to defend citizens of the state from being killed". Which didn't fly. Are you reading the JP, or Haaretz? And oh -- if after reading the literature you do believe that it says what I indicate it says, if you could indicate your view on that discussion that would be great. I actually think it could be a great article, with many different viewpoints.--Epeefleche (talk) 19:09, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

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Re: Nice Job[edit]

Dear Joshdboz, thank you for your kind message on my talk page. I really appreciate hearing feedback regarding my edits. I am glad you liked the work I did on Dard people. If you don't mind me asking, is your current research on the Dards? What makes you interested in them? I look forward to hearing from you soon. With regards, AnupamTalk 22:20, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 11[edit]

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Obama Timeline[edit]

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WikiXDC: Wikipedia 10th Birthday![edit]

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U.S. ambassador work[edit]

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Smithsonian Archives of American Art Backstage Pass[edit]

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GLAM-Wiki Baltimore meetup[edit]

The WikiProject National Archives Newsletter[edit]

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DC Meetup, July 29[edit]

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DC-area Meetup, Saturday, August 6[edit]

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DC-area Meetup, Saturday, October 8[edit]

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Fine Art Edit-a-Thon & DC Meetup 26![edit]

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National Archives ExtravaSCANza[edit]

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You're invited: Smithsonian Institution Women in Science Edit-a-Thon![edit]

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Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner[edit]

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You're invited: Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-thon![edit]

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You're invited to Masterpiece Museum Edit-a-Thon![edit]

"Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
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The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Wikimedia DC present the "Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon. Drawing from their vast vaults of art, the caretakers of the Smithsonian American Art Museum have meticulously drawn forth canvas jewels to import into Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia articles. The museum directors and staff are excited about this project, and would love to have experienced Wikimedians help in the effort! Kirill [talk] 18:02, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

When
  • August 10, 2012, 10 AM - 4 PM
Where
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, 7th & F St NW, Washington, DC
Signup

Nomination of Indian century for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Indian century is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Indian century until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Mar4d (talk) 14:37, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries[edit]

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries is part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries 2012, the second annual continent-wide campaign to bring Wikipedia and libraries together with on-site events. Running this fall through October and November, libraries (and archives) will open their doors to help build a lasting relationship with their local Wikipedian community.

Organized by Wikimedia DC, this event will take place on October 12, 2012, and will include new editor training, a "backstage pass" tour of the National Museum of Natural History, and an edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Kirill [talk] 18:45, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Indian century[edit]

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The article Indian century has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The page presents a topic which is quiet irrelevant or just speculation.

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Akhil Bharathan (talk) 06:16, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Indian century for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Indian century is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Indian century (2nd nomination) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Mar4d (talk) 13:50, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Happy Thanksgiving[edit]

Happy Thanksgiving, Joshdboz!
As we all sit down at the dinner table and say our thanks, I would like to give thanks to you for your wonderful contributions and wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. May your turkey, ham or beast of choice satiate you until next year!

TRA! ```Buster Seven Talk 23:18, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

A traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

DC Meetup #33[edit]

December 10 is Ada Lovelace's birthday! Not only was she the world's first computer programmer, but also the world's first female open source developer! Come celebrate with Wikimedia District of Columbia at Busboys & Poets for an informal get together!

The Washington, DC event will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Busboys & Poets on 5th St NW & K St NW near Mt Vernon Square. The area is easily accessible by the Red Line Chinatown stop and the Yellow Line and Green Line Mt Vernon Square stop, as well as by WMATA buses.

Kirill [talk] 14:18, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Winter Wonderland[edit]

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Peace is a state of balance and understanding in yourself and between others, where respect is gained by the acceptance of differences, tolerance persists, conflicts are resolved through dialog, peoples rights are respected and their voices are heard, and everyone is at their highest point of serenity without social tension.

Happy Holidays. ```Buster Seven Talk 15:51, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC Holiday Party and Wiki Loves Monuments Exhibition[edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC and four other local media nonprofits—the National Press Club's Young Members Committee, 100Reporters, IRE and the Fund for Investigative Journalism—in winding down another year with a night of well-mannered frivolity.

The festivities will take place on Friday evening from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the Zenger Room on the 13th Floor of the National Press Club, located on 529 14th Street NW, near Metro Center. There will be meat and vegetarian appetizers as well as a cash bar with specially reduced drink prices all night long. In addition, we will be exhibiting the finalists of the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest at the event.

Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 04:42, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

What you started[edit]

Just thought I would let you know that the Timelines are alive and well and have been almost 100% vandal-free for 4 years. Your early guidelines seem to still be doing their job. ```Buster Seven Talk 15:13, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

DC happy hour on Thursday, February 28![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for Happy Hour at the Capitol City Brewery at Metro Center on Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m. 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, see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 34. Hope to see you there! Harej (talk) 02:29, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to a discussion: Wikipedia and legislative data[edit]

Hi Joshdboz, since you are interested in meetups in DC, I'd like to invite you to attend the Cato Institute's "Wikipedia and Legislative Data" events on March 14. (There's also an all day workshop on March 15; let me know if you are interested, we may be able to add more people.)

There will be an introduction to Wikipedia and open edit-a-thon in the afternoon, and a Sunshine Week Reception in the evening. I hope you can make it!

Hope to see you there! -Pete (talk) 19:15, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, March 9![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Guapo's at Tenleytown-AU on Saturday, March 9 at 5 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 Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 35. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 14:04, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

You are invited to a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29[edit]

In honor of Women's History Month, the Smithsonian and the National Museum of Women in the Arts are teaming up to organize a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 10:00am - 5:00pm. The event is focused on encouraging women editors while improving Wikipedia entries about women artists and art world figures. This event is free of charge, but participation is limited to 20 volunteers, so RSVP today! Sarasays (talk) 23:19, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

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

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 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 Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 36. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:09, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

You are invited to the "All Things GW" editathon on Saturday, April 20[edit]

The "All Things GW" editathon on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. is a rare chance to go behind the scenes in the University Archives of the GW Libraries and use their unique resources to research and update Wikipedia pages related to The George Washington University and the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Did you miss our last D.C. history editathon? This is your is your chance to come edit with wiki-friends using different great collection! The event includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the University Archives and a show-and-tell of some of its most interesting treasures, snacks, and the editathon.

Participation is limited to 30 volunteers, so RSVP today! Dominic·t 07:22, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetups on April 19 and 20[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for two exciting events this weekend:

On the evening of Friday, April 19, we're hosting our first-ever WikiSalon at our K Street office. The WikiSalon will be a twice-monthly informal meetup and collaborative editing event to help build the community of Wikimedia enthusiasts here in DC; please join us for its inaugural session. Light refreshments will be provided.

On Saturday, April 20, we've partnered with the George Washington University to host the All Things GW Edit-a-Thon at the Teamsters Labor History Research Center. Please join us for behind-the-scenes tours of the University Archives and help edit articles about GWU history.

We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these events! Kirill [talk] 20:14, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, May 11![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, May 11 at 5:30 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] 23:14, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on May 24[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of May 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] 18:29, 17 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!

organized by Wiki Project Med

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.

Please go to the event page to get more information, including a detailed program schedule.

If you are interested in participating, please register by sending an email to pmhmeet@gmail.com. Please indicate if you are coming in person or if you will be joining us via the webinar. After registering, you will receive additional information about how to get to our campus (if coming in-person) and details about how to join the webinar. Klortho (talk) 00:54, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on June 6[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 6 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] 12:00, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Have time on Saturday?[edit]

I'm sorry for the last-minute notice, but on Saturday, June 8, from 3 to 6 PM, Wikimedia DC and the Cato Institute are hosting a Legislative Data Meetup. We will discuss the work done so far by WikiProject U.S. Federal Government Legislative Data to put data from Congress onto Wikipedia, as well as what more needs to be done. If you have ideas you'd like to contribute, or if you're just curious and feel like meeting up with other Wikipedians, you are welcome to come! Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there!

(You can unsubscribe from future notifications for D.C.-area events by removing your name from this list.)

Harej (talk) 04:48, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, June 15![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, June 15 at 5:30 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] 20:21, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Join us this Sunday for the Great American Wiknic![edit]

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic DC at the James Buchanan Memorial at Meridian Hill Park. We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck! :)

Boilerplate message generously borrowed from Wikimedia NYC. To unsubscribe from future DC area event notifications, remove your name from this list.

Harej (talk) 16:13, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

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] 00:54, 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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Message delivered by Dominic·t 00:34, 12 July 2013 (UTC).
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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] 04:34, 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] 12:10, 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] 19:31, 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] 15:30, 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] 06:26, 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] 02:43, 8 October 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!

(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)

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

(To unsubscribe, remove your username here.) 01:29, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

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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Motto of the Day Help Request April 2014[edit]

Today's motto...

He lives to build, not boast, a generous race;
No tenth transmitter of a foolish face.


Nominate one today!

Motto of the Day (WP:MOTD) is in a state of emergency and really needs your help! There are not enough editors who are reviewing or nominating mottos at Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/In review, and this probably means that you will notice a red link or “This space for rent” as our mottos for the next weeks and months.

Please take a moment to review the nominations and nominate your own new mottos at Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/In review and Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/'Specials. Any help would be appreciated! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:13, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

This message has been sent by pjoef on behalf of Motto of the Day to all editors of the English Wikipedia who are showing MOTD's templates on their pages, and to all the participants to MOTD: (page, template, and category).

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

(To unsubscribe, remove your username here.) 20:20, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

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

(To unsubscribe, remove your username here.) 01:41, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

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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