User talk:Kafka Liz

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You're back! :D Acalamari 10:05, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Probably not for real, but I will try :) Thank you for the lovely note you left above! Best, always, Kafka Liz (talk) 13:56, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
It's always good to see you appear in my watchlist. :) You're welcome! Acalamari 16:17, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

You're invited: Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March[edit]

Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March - You are invited!
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New England Wikimedians is excited to announce a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons that will be taking place at colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts as part of Wikiwomen's History Month from March 1 - March 31. We encourage you to join in an edit-a-thon near you, or to participate remotely if you are unable to attend in person (for the full list of articles, click here). Events are currently planned for the cities/towns of Boston, Northampton, South Hadley, and Cambridge. Further information on dates and locations can be found on our user group page.
Questions? Contact Girona7 (talk)

Main Page appearance: Early Netherlandish painting[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Early Netherlandish painting know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on March 11, 2014. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/March 11, 2014. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Portrait of a Lady (van der Weyden, c.1460)

Early Netherlandish painting refers to the work of artists active in the Burgundian Netherlands during the 15th- and 16th-century Northern Renaissance. Their output follows the International Gothic style and begins approximately with Robert Campin and Jan van Eyck in the early 1420s, and lasts at least until the death of Gerard David in 1523. It represents the culmination of the northern European medieval artistic heritage. Early Netherlandish painting occurred during the height of Burgundian influence in Europe, when the Low Countries were renowned for high end crafts and luxury goods. The major figures include Campin, van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Dieric Bouts, Petrus Christus, Hans Memling, Hugo van der Goes and Hieronymus Bosch. They made significant advances in natural representation and illusionism, and typically incorporate complex iconography. Their subjects were usually religious scenes or small portraits (Portrait of a Lady by van der Weyden pictured). The painted works are generally oil on panel, either as single works or more often complex altarpieces. The era is further noted for its sculpture, tapestries, illuminated manuscripts, stained glass and carved retables. (Full article...)

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Precious again[edit]

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Thank you for quality articles for project Visual arts, such as Crucifixion and Last Judgement diptych, performed in collaboration and after "reading a lot", well described in your Barnstar of Cultural Transcendence, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (6 April 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:01, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 440th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:04, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Gerda, thank you. I apologise for the lateness of my response - a lot of IRL stuff this end. Best, Kafka Liz (talk) 01:59, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
I understand it's happy stuff? Best wishes! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:58, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
It is indeed! Thank you, Gerda :) Kafka Liz (talk) 10:33, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Gerda, I almost missed this! Many thanks! Kafka Liz (talk) 22:59, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

You're invited![edit]

NE Meetup #5: April 19th at Clover Food Lab in Kendall Square
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Dear Fellow Wikimedian,

New England Wikimedians would like to invite you to the April 2014 meeting, which will be a small-scale meetup of all interested Wikimedians from the New England area. We will socialize, review regional events from the beginning of the year, look ahead to regional events of 2014, and discuss other things of interest to the group. Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

Also, if you haven't done so already, please consider signing up for our mailing list and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope to see you there!

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Edit-a-thon invite[edit]

Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thons[edit]

Adrianne Wadewitz edit-a-thons in Southern New England
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As you may have already heard, the Wikipedia community lost an invaluable member of the community last month. Adrianne Wadewitz was a feminist scholar of 18th-Century British literature, and a prolific editor of the site. As part of a worldwide series of tributes, New England Wikimedians, in conjunction with local institutions of higher learning, have created three edit-a-thons that will be occurring in May and June. The events are as follows:

We hope that you will be able to join us, whether you are an experienced editor or are using Wikipedia for the first time.

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.


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Hello, Kafka Liz. You have new messages at EEng's talk page.
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Champagne (cork) for you![edit]


Hey KL, it's nice to see you on my watchlist again! Since I've been making housecalls, giving out booze, and being sent to AN\I for it, I meant to send you a glass of champagne (but be careful because the booze police are out and about!) and found this cute pic instead. Take care and best. Victoria (tk) 00:43, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Whoo hoo, booze and corks for me :)! AN/I? Over booze? That ain't right. Kafka Liz (talk) 20:07, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
I think the AN/I danger has now passed. So imbibe to your heart's content! Victoria (tk) 20:06, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
will do, once I withdraw from the bunker ;) Kafka Liz (talk) 01:49, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi, I meant to give you one of those little thank you thingies a few days ago when I noticed you editing, but instead thought I'd stop by and tell you that it's good to see you back on my watchlist. I've missed seeing you around, fwiw. <she drops by, as supper chars to a crisp!> Victoria (tk) 22:53, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, TK! :) things have been a bit hectic of late, as you might imagine, but it is nice to be editing again and to be welcomed back :) Kafka Liz (talk) 08:19, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
YW! Always happy to welcome you back - sorry it took so long but my time is a little fragmented atm. I'm sure it's a good kind of hectic and as ever my very best wishes. Victoria (tk) 01:22, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
All the best...Modernist (talk) 17:29, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks, Modernist! :) Kafka Liz (talk) 20:07, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Juneary 2014[edit]

Hi! I have blocked you indefinatly for probably preferring John Lennon to Paul MaCarthy! Blackbird, yesterday, hello goodbye, marrying a one legged tabloid slone fuckwit. Hello? You may not appeal this block through the usual channels. Ceoil (talk) 14:24, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Lennon is also a twat. Harrison all the way, biy. Kafka Liz (talk) 23:34, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
Enjoy your time with Ottava. Ceoil (talk) 23:43, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
Fuck you, and a fuck her too Kafka Liz (talk) 23:47, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
I expected better language and decorm from the only gay in the village. Talk access denied. I win! Ceoil (talk) 00:39, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Daffyd Thomas, ye stupid man. Ye could have had a bit of cock there. Kafka Liz (talk) 05:31, 16 June 2014 (UTC)


Noticed the "married" edit, thought I say congratulations! --Kansas Bear (talk) 22:04, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

I am! And thank you! I can still hardly believe it myself! :) Kafka Liz (talk) 22:14, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Huge congrats to the two of you! Lots of love and good thoughts going your way from me. Victoria (tk) 22:21, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Vic!!! Kafka Liz (talk) 22:54, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Congratulations to you both from me, too. :) (And you have an e-mail!) Acalamari 23:22, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! :) Will be responding later today! Kafka Liz (talk) 08:10, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
I guess I should have hid my contempt for Wikipedia more carefully, would have been in with a better chance. Ah well, congratulations anyway, and best wishes for the future. Meows, etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:31, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the good wishes. Owe you an email. Kafka Liz (talk) 08:12, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
All the best to both of you. Terrific...Modernist (talk) 12:09, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! Email forthcoming! Kafka Liz (talk) 04:02, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Hi, just wanted to add my congratulations. It's lovely news, and I'm very happy for you both. All the best, SlimVirgin (talk) 15:36, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, SlimVirgin! That is very kind :) Kafka Liz (talk) 21:45, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

I just wanted to convey my deepest sympathy for the struggles that you now must face when reading love letters and shopping lists (it's a joke about Ceoil's terrible spelling; hilarious) Belle (talk) 16:03, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Oh, that's just your openion. ;) Kafka Liz (talk) 21:47, 21 September 2014 (UTC)


Hi, the inline comment you added, [2], was needed and helpful. A lot of the lead was left over from when I started the article and I've struggled to get it right. Anyway, I've tried to restructure (with a few stumbles along the way). When you get a chance, can you take a look and to see if it flows better now? I'm about to go out for the week, but will be checking in. Thanks, too, to both of you for the edits there. Victoria (tk) 16:12, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Absolutely. I'd be happy to take a look, though the article is overall in good shape. The coming week is a busy one, but I'll do what I can :) Kafka Liz (talk) 19:54, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
No huge rush. I've been overly busy IRL too and knew I wouldn't get back here until tonight. As it happens, I'm too wiped to do any work there now, but hope to finish up the PR during the weekend. Anyway, thanks again for the comment about the lead and for the copyedits. Victoria (tk) 23:43, 2 October 2014 (UTC)


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We would love you to join the Gender Gap task force.

There you can coordinate with editors who are addressing the effect of the gender gap on women on Wikipedia – whether as article subjects, editors or readers. If you would like to help, please sign up or visit the talk page.

Happy editing, SlimVirgin (talk) 23:48, 28 September 2014 (UTC)


That was a joke. Do you go reverting jokes on peoples talk page? It was a JOKE - right, read the whole section. This kind of jokes are found everywhere. Hafspajen (talk) 14:13, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Hafspajen - I'm sorry about the mix-up. I didn't even actually read the content of what you wrote, and I had no intent to erase it. I'm editing on a tablet, and my thumb slipped, so I instantly reverted. I really should have dropped you a note, for which I apologise. Kafka Liz (talk) 14:30, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, sorry. Just silly misunderstanding, Face-smile.svg. Hafspajen (talk) 14:41, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

No worries! Glad we sorted it out! Kafka Liz (talk) 14:44, 5 October 2014 (UTC)