User talk:Jsmog

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Hello, Jsmog, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Again, welcome! Larrybob (talk) 21:41, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:InglewoodLibrary1950.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading File:InglewoodLibrary1950.jpg. I noticed that while you provided a valid copyright licensing tag, there is no proof that the creator of the file agreed to license it under the given license.

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Greetings, I am not sure how to proceed. This photograph is part of the Inglewood Public Library's historical collection, some of which are on our website, and all openly available at (the online archive of California, a UC project which gave us the grant to digitize the originals.) I am in charge of digital resources for the library and am fully authorized to use them, so I will send a letter from my work e-mail to that effect. Do I have to do this for each photo or can I submit a blanket letter for the entire collection, which we eventually want to put up? Thanks. Joel J. Rane (talk) 18:35, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

Hey, I can help with this... you can definitely do a blanket permission (assuming you will upload purely from this account). Just send a copy of the text below with the relevant details filled in to (this is not quite the correct address but I can keep an eye out and expedite it for you). Please send it from a work account for verification :)

I hereby assert that I am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of the work uploaded under the Wikipedia account Jsmog.
I acknowledge that I grant anyone the right to use the work in a commercial product, and to modify it according to their needs, as long as they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws.
I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by me.
I am aware that the free license only concerns copyright, and I reserve the option to take action against anyone who uses this work in a libelous way, or in violation of personality rights, trademark restrictions, etc.
I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the work may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project.

Cheers. --Errant (chat!) 21:14, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

Greetings...thanks for the advice. I'd like to change all the references to "I" to our library...we are the copyright holder, not myself personally, and I hope that in years to come the library will still benefit from having our collection on Wikipedia. Thanks! Joel J. Rane (talk) 04:51, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Yes, that's fine :) --Errant (chat!) 05:50, 25 July 2011 (UTC)


Nice edit here. Just wanted to stop by and say hello and welcome. I also enjoy researching (local) historic buildings and I've written around a dozen articles on them. Let me know if you need anything. :-) Killiondude (talk) 18:39, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Greetings...are you in the Inglewood area? We are just starting to do a historic survey of the city, hopefully in preparation for a protective ordinance. I'm also trying to get a wider audience for our photograph collection. Joel J. Rane (talk) 19:54, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Libraries[edit]

I would love to attend to learn and acquire knowledge about wikipedia. Has the last week in Oct set now or still pending? please contact me at — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pappynson (talkcontribs) 08:59, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

I'd like to attend. What are you planning? Yours, GeorgeLouis (talk) 23:11, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Pardon me for butting in on this section, but I'm also interesting in attending. Has the date been determined yet? --Olegkagan (talk) 05:47, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
Greetings! I will keep you posted; I'm waiting to hear about the date in October, and what kinds of activities we might do. We have wifi throughout the Library and also in our 200-seat auditorium. A vague plan is to have Wikipedians come in, maybe work on a page for the Library (there isn't one) but also talk about Wikipedia to the students from the high school across the street and their teachers?

Joel J. Rane (talk) 20:32, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Hello. I am a graduate of "that school across the street," and I keep an eagle eye on Inglewood, California, I suggest you have the students check out that page as well. I also did Ku Klux Klan in Inglewood, California, as well as Gladys Waddingham. Sincerely, GeorgeLouis (talk) 22:52, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Joel, I am curious whether you have any news to report. I also have contacts with a library in Southern California (the Reagan Library), so any guidance you can give me about your plans would help me ensure there are no conflicts, if it gets to that point. :-) Dominic·t 20:25, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Let's fix a date! We have an auditorium that seats 200 with wi-fi and a projector available. My suggested dates are in the last week of October, the 24th-27th or Saturday, the 29th. I will make the whole week "South Bay Wikipedia Week" at our library... Joel J. Rane (talk) 23:32, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Okay, great. It's looking like we can do Saturday the 22nd at the Reagan Library. Hopefully that will help build momentum for yours, rather than detracting from it. (And hopefully you can make it!) Dominic·t 17:34, 19 September 2011 (UTC)
I'm not sure what my schedule will look like at that time, but I'm going to try to make it to at least one of those. --Olegkagan (talk) 01:43, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

Sounds like great progress, Joel. Can you make a starter page with your preliminary event details at Wikipedia:Meetup/LA/5?--Pharos (talk) 19:44, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi! We now have a meetup page (I moved it to fall into the Los Angeles sequence) at Wikipedia:Meetup/Los_Angeles_5 -- the date is tentatively 24 October (Monday) in the evening. - Joel J. Rane (talk) 18:05, 6 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi Joel, how did the meetup on the 24th go? --Olegkagan (talk) 05:44, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Not very one showed up. Joel J. Rane (talk) 03:32, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Oh man, sorry to hear about that. I'd like to try to connect you with some other LA editors by email if that works, and maybe establish a better user talk page mailing list. BTW, did you see about the LGBT-focused WLL event in LA?--Pharos (talk) 20:55, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
Not good, Joel. But we can do better. My email is, let's try to make this thing happen in-library or not. If we can get five librarian editors in Los Angeles in the same room we'll have a start (we're two already. Pharos, are you local?).
P.S. - Re. "LGBT-focused WLL event in LA" that should happen/continue/happen again at my library. I work at the West Hollywood Library which boasts a very nice LGBT collection. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Olegkagan (talkcontribs) 17:16, 5 November 2011 (UTC)


Hi Jsmog! Thanks for putting together the Wikipedia Loves Library event in MN. It'd be grand to have a report about it (no matter how short or long) for This Month in GLAM. I do hope you or another attendee can provide a description of how the event went, outcomes and perhaps images (with links to any Wiki space). Please visit here and contribute if you can. It can be in the main features or the briefly section. Thanks again for coordinating the event and for contributing to Wikipedia :) SarahStierch (talk) 20:47, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

LA-area Meetup: Saturday, November 19[edit]

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You are invited to the first-ever backstage pass tour and Wikipedia editathon hosted by the Reagan Presidential Library, in Simi Valley, on Saturday, November 19th! The Reagan Library, home to a real Air Force One and other treasures from American history, will take Wikipedians on a special tour of the grounds and archives, followed by an editathon; free catered lunch provided. Please sign up! Dominic·t 21:40, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
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You are invited to the second Great American Wikinic taking place in Pan-Pacific Park, in Los Angeles, on Saturday, June 23, 2012! Last year's was a blast (see the LA Weekly blog post on it) and we hope we can do better this year. We would love to have you there! howcheng {chat} 18:40, 21 May 2012 (UTC)
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2013 Wikinic[edit]

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You are invited to the third Great American Wikinic taking place in Pan-Pacific Park, in Los Angeles, on Saturday, June 22, 2013! We would love to see you there! howcheng {chat} 01:59, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
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Wikipedia Meetup[edit]

You are invited to "Come Edit Wikipedia!" at the West Hollywood Library on Saturday, July 27th, 2013. There will be coffee, cookies, and good times! -- Olegkagan (talk) — Message delivered by Hazard-Bot at 03:49, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup[edit]

Help build the Wikipedia community in Southern California at "Come Edit Wikipedia!" presented by the West Hollywood Library on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 from 1-5pm. Drop in for some lively editing and conversation! Plus, it's a library, so there are plenty of sources. --Olegkagan (talk) — Message delivered by Hazard-Bot at 02:37, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

March 9 edit-a-thon at MOCA in downtown LA[edit]

LA Meetup: March 9 edit-a-thon at MOCA

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You have been invited to a meetup and edit-a-thon at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 11 am to 6 pm! This event is in collaboration with MOCA and the arts collective East of Borneo and aims to improve coverage of LA art since the 1980s. (Even if contemporary art isn't your thing, you're welcome to join too!) Please RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there! User:Calliopejen1 (talk)

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