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User talk:Mikaey[edit]

My bad. Also didn't realize that the user warning templates didn't automatically put your signature in there. Mikaey (talk) 05:04, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Much obliged. :-) Mikaey (talk) 05:07, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
    • Why do I never notice these things?? :-P Mikaey (talk) 05:26, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Yaris XBLA Section[edit]

The why didn't you delete the original comment, if that's the case? (*very cold tone) რɫՒ◌§ 9¤ ॐ (talk) 20:29, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of cooperative games for the Xbox 360[edit]

The nom does want deletion on List of Xbox 360 games, as well, as noted in the AFD. I have restored the AFD tag on the Xbox 360 list, even though I strongly support keeping the list, as also noted. MuZemike (talk) 01:07, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for fixing up the doc page for {{catmore}}! --Funandtrvl (talk) 16:53, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

huh[edit]

I didn't warn you so I don't know why you're complaining. If you want to check my references you should contact an admin as those pages were deleted. At the time of writing it, I found it to be correct. As you don't appear to be an admin to check that information, it is your word over mine.--Otterathome (talk) 17:08, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

It's only changed because I moved it.--Otterathome (talk) 17:10, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Hi Lightsup55 - thanks for the welcome and the advice on my talkpage! Keep up the good work. Best regards, now with signature :-) --Hakseng (talk) 03:16, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

SUL category[edit]

What's the point of having a category that displays all people having accessed a feature? It's not like someone might want to choose to collaborate only with users that have SUL. -- Mentisock 15:32, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

If you feel that Category:Wikipedians who have a unique unified login should be discussed by the Wikipedia community, you can list it at Wikipedia:User categories for discussion. --Lightsup55 ( T | C ) 16:03, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Yeah I just thought it'd be good to know your reasons for creating it... -- Mentisock 11:59, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

User page edits[edit]

Please don't edit other editors' userpages in the future without their permission (see WP:UP#OWN). It's not generally appreciated, and I see you've been warned about this before. Regarding your recent edit to my user page, I in fact intended to use bullets and not asterisks, and your edit was not helpful. » šᾦῥъτ ¢ 01:22, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Templates on their own line[edit]

Thanks for the adjustment and others. Just letting you know that I add the template using Twinkle and that's how it adds it; if you think it should be changed, drop User:AzaToth a line. Stifle (talk) 10:05, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I should do that. Kinda annoying when
{{some template}}== Breaks a section heading ==

because a script wants to insert it that way.

Besides, I have some other requests for Twinkle. --Lightsup55 ( T | C ) 11:45, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Editing other people's comments[edit]

In the future, please don't edit my talk page comments.--Rockfang (talk) 20:09, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

A bad habit of mine, I know... but I didn't feel it was necessary to make a reply to state what I noted in the edit summary. Anyway... I have self-reverted the edit and made a reply instead. --Lightsup55 ( T | C ) 20:26, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Audio Files Help[edit]

Face-smile.svg Thank you so much with showing me how to keep the links internal! Do you have any other suggestions? Are both the licensing boxes necessary? Is there something I could have done better with the ogg files I contributed? eldavojohn (talk) 12:54, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I can't answer those questions as I'm not the operator of the bot that checks for fair use of files uploaded to Wikipedia. Those questions will need to go to Carnildo (talk · contribs). As far as other suggestions, maybe these areas might help: Wikipedia:Upload, Wikipedia:Images, Wikipedia:Image use policy, and Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. --Lightsup55 ( T | C ) 21:09, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Been to all those places already and thoroughly worked over them. Thank you for your help again! eldavojohn (talk) 22:27, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:Documentation/userbox preload[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:Documentation/userbox preload requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{transclusionless}}</noinclude>).

Thanks. --Lightsup55 ( T | C ) 18:40, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi Lightsup55. I came here for another reason, see next section. But first:
1: Funny that Twinkle left a notification to yourself about that you asked for that page to be speedy deleted. :)
If you see the edit Twinkle left here you see that it messed up and signed your message twice, and left an empty if-case above the message that caused an extra newline. I fixed that in my previous edit. (You might want to check what caused that.)
2: I have now deleted the Template:Documentation/userbox preload page for you, since as you know I know the exact reason why that page should be deleted. (Well, it was my fault so...) While I was at it I also deleted Template:Userbox documentation/preload that redirected to that page.
--David Göthberg (talk) 02:10, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
Twinkle uses {{Db-csd-notice-custom}}. I found it when I looked through your edit in the page history and it noted <!-- Template:Db-csd-notice-custom -->. Look for hidden comments like that as some templates (mostly those used on talk pages) that should be substituted should also have a hidden comment that notes what template the text came from. As for the reason why I got a message from me on my own talk page is because I forgot to remove the "Notify if possible" checkbox. I guess it is a good thing that I did forget and that you noticed that mistake by the template/Twinkle so now I can poke around to see what causes it and hopefully fix it. --Lightsup55 ( T | C ) 06:15, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
Poked around a little and found that {{Db-csd-notice-custom}} calls for (using the example of how it was used in this case) {{Db-csd-notice-custom|1=Documentation/userbox preload|2=T3}}, which in-turn makes {{Db-T3-notice|Documentation/userbox preload}}. I managed to fix the blank if statement, but the double signature is Twinkle's fault, which I cannot fix. I believe that administrators can edit anyone user's .js and .css pages within the user namespace. Either way, AzaToth (talk · contribs) would be the guy to talk to about fixing the the double signature. --Lightsup55 ( T | C ) 06:34, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
I fixed the duplicate signature, and will have another look at the CSD notifications, since I messed {{db-t3-notice}} up in the first place. Typically, they all use the generic {{Db-notice}}, where that if clause was properly substituted. Thanks for noticing & Cheers, Amalthea 10:42, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Your template expertise[edit]

Now for the real reason I came here to your talk page:

As you know we have now bumped into each other when working with several different templates. And I find it very likely that we will keep bumping into each other, since we work in the same area here. So I want to explain my behaviour/reactions/reasoning:

I see that you clearly have a real talent for and an interest in template programming. I think you will soon be one of our major template experts! But you are still a bit rough around the edges and have a lot to learn. So instead of just honouring your editprotected requests and fixing the things you have missed in the requests I will continue to pester you with questions, advice and suggestions for what I think needs changing/improving.

Also: English is not my native language, since I live in Sweden, Northern Europe. So sometimes when I write English I can sound rough and negative. But that is partly my lacking language ability, although sometimes I sound the same way in Swedish. Anyway, I don't mean to sound that way.

So now when you know the reasons for my behaviour I hope you won't mind? Oh, and I am looking forward to the not very distant day when you will be just as frequently correcting and improving the mistakes I do in my code and suggestions.

And by the way, I am right now reusing one of your code ideas. I'll come back and tell you about it and ask for your input on it when I have thought a bit more about it and did some more code testing. (If you don't hear from me in a week or so, feel free to poke me on my talk page about it.)

--David Göthberg (talk) 02:10, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

merging templates[edit]

I suggest to merge Template:YouTube user with Template:External media Greetings Wandalstouring (talk) 17:58, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

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

The 7th DC Meetup dinner will be held this Saturday, June 6th, starting at 5 p.m. The event will be at Bertucci's, near George Washington University and the Foggy Bottom metro station. It will follow the Apps for Democracy open source event at GWU. For details or to RSVP if you haven't already, see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 7. (You have received this announcement because your user page indicates that you live in Maryland, Virginia, or DC.)
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Redirect template: {{R from shortcut}}[edit]

Hi there! You may already be aware of this, but when creating redirects and sorting them with templates please note the difference between {{R from shortcut}} (which is meant for project namespace such as WP:SHORTCUT) and {{R from abbreviation}} (which is for article mainspace). For example, redirect GFW - Live should be tagged with {{R from abbreviation}}, NOT {{R from shortcut}}. Thank you. -- OlEnglish (Talk) 19:55, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Didn't know that template even existed. I'll keep that in mind next time. Thanks. Lightsup55 ( T | C ) 22:23, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Volunteer opportunity in Bethesda, Thursday, July 16[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation will be conducting an all-day Academy at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, on Thursday, July 16. The team that will be teaching at the Academy, a mix of paid staff and volunteers, is looking for four more volunteers to be teaching assistants, providing one-to-one assistance in workshops whenever a workshop participant has a problem following the instructional directions. (We currently have two editors signed up as teaching assistants, and are looking for a total of six.)

The NIH editing workshops are only for two hours, but volunteers are asked to meet the Wikimedia Foundation team at the hotel in Bethesda at about 7:15 a.m. (time to be finalized shortly) and to stay for the entire day, which ends at 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. (The full schedule can be found here.)

The team is not necessarily looking for expert editors (though they are welcome), just people who can help novices who might get stuck when trying to do some basic things. If you've been an editor for at least 3 months, and have done at least 500 edits, you probably qualify.

If you're interested, please send John Broughton an email. If you might be interested, but would like further information, please post a note on his user talk page, so that he can respond there, and others can see what was asked.

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Where did the devil go?[edit]

There are 54 redirects to The Devil Went Down to Georgia. Of these, 43 attempt to link to a section or anchor within that article, but every one fails, presumably because subsequent edits to the article have removed the anchors and changed the section titles. As you created all but one of these redirects (and edited the other, adding the section redirect) I thought that you might want a chance to sort it out. Ironically, the only anchor remaining in the entire article is The Devil Went Down to Georgia#The Devil Comes Back to Georgia marking the start of the "Sequel" section, but the redirects Devil Comes Back to Georgia and The Devil Comes Back to Georgia were edited to link to the overall article.

Even mention of some of these versions or parodies has been removed from the article (though it retains an {{examplefarm}} tag), but I'm sure you know that mention in an article is not necessary for a redirect's existence, and that removal of such material is seldom accepted a grounds for deletion over at WP:RfD. -- ToET 23:09, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Oh, and if you want me to take care of it, I would probably choose to target all the "version and parody" redirects to the "Other versions and parodies" section whether or not they are still mentioned there. While I would not object to you recreating anchors for those versions still mentioned, in my mind the advantage of targeting the specific entry doesn't quite outweigh the disadvantages. On the other hand, I probably would retarget The Devil Comes Back to Georgia and its kin to the "Sequel" section.
A lot of these redirects also need to be tagged with {{R from other capitalisation}} or {{R from incorrect name}}, leaving only one redirect for each version or parody as printworthy. -- ToET 01:43, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
Nothing heard, I went ahead and fixed them in the manner I suggested. -- ToET 12:45, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of List of songs in Rock Band[edit]

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I have nominated List of songs in Rock Band, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of songs in Rock Band. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.
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D.C. Meetup, Saturday, September 26[edit]

The 8th DC Meetup dinner will be held this Saturday, September 26, starting at 6 p.m. The event will be at Burma Restaurant (740 6th St, NW near the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station). For details or to RSVP if you haven't already, see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 8. (You have received this announcement because your user page indicates that you live in Maryland, Virginia, or DC.) --EdwardsBot (talk) 06:59, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

WP:Current[edit]

Upper and lower case shortcuts should have the same target to avoid confusion so I changed WP:Current to match WP:CURRENT. Upper case is the main form for shortcuts and many expect them to work in upper case so if you make a lower case shortcut then please make an upper case at the same time or ensure they have the same target. You can place a hatnote on the target if you think many users will be looking for another page. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:39, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

I thought it was recent but I now see you made it 7 January 2009. Not used to 2010 yet... It has no incoming links and I still think it should match upper case. There are probably few who have gotten used to the old target and want it again. Help:Diff is not the kind of page people often return to, unlike Portal:Current events. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:48, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:NoAutosign[edit]

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Nomination of Let's Start A Riot for deletion[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Diff external[edit]

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

Fine Art Edit-a-Thon & Meetup - Who should come? You should. Really.
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Speedy deletion nomination of Microsoft Connect[edit]

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-Thon and Meetup![edit]

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She Blinded Me with Science: Smithsonian Women in Science Edit-a-Thon will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Smithsonian Archives in Washington, D.C. This edit-a-thon will focus on improving and writing Wikipedia content about women from the Smithsonian who contributed to the sciences. It will be followed by a happy hour meetup! We look forward to seeing you there!

...and if you do not live in the Washington, D.C. area, please forgive the intrusion and you can delete this invite! Sarah (talk) 15:16, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Broken bar[edit]

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Main Page appearance[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the main editors of the article List of songs in Guitar Hero II know that it will be appearing as the main page featured list on January 28, 2013. You can view the TFL blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured list/January 28, 2013. If you think it is necessary to change the main date, you can request it with the featured list directors The Rambling Man (talk · contribs), Dabomb87 (talk · contribs) or Giants2008 (talk · contribs), or at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured list. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions of the suggested formatting. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. Face-smile.svg Thanks! Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 03:49, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

The Cars / Natalya Medvedeva[edit]

Hey why do you keep adding Natalya Medvedeva to the Cars' Shake It Up album cover? There are NO reliable sources stories that show Natalya ever posed for that cover, she did pose for the Cars' debut album but that's it. Only bloggers with falsely attached her name to the album cover. The actual real model is Mary Ann Walsh, a blonde native New Jersey girl. Compare the girl and Natalya Medvedeva, they look nothing a like. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PassTheGoodNews (talkcontribs) 03:05, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

I don't know where you got my name from, but THOSE EDITS were NOT from me. Sorry. Lightsup55 ( T | C ) 23:18, 1 April 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.

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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) 06:01, 25 May 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.

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

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For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 20:07, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

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

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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.

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We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 11:56, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

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

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For more information and to sign up, please visit the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:15, 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] 15:14, 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] 06:11, 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] 02:28, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Let's Start a Riot[edit]

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The article Let's Start a Riot has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Does not appear to meet WP:NALBUMS.

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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. Walter Görlitz (talk) 08:22, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Let's Start a Riot for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Let's Start a Riot 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/Let's Start a Riot 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 notice from the top of the article. Walter Görlitz (talk) 16:10, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Meetups coming up in DC![edit]

Hey!

You are invited to two upcoming events in DC:

  • Meetup at Capitol City Brewery on Saturday, January 25 at 6 PM. Please join us for dinner, drinks, socializing, and discussing Wikimedia DC activities and events. All are welcome! RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.
  • Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, February 1 from Noon – 5 PM. Join us as we improve articles on notable women in history! All are welcome, regardless of age or level of editing experience. RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.

I hope to see you there!

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

Harej (talk) 00:07, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Coming up in February![edit]

Hello there!

Our February WikiSalon is coming up on Sunday, February 23. Join us at our gathering of Wikipedia enthusiasts at the Kogod Courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery with an optional dinner after. As usual, all are welcome. Care to join us?

Also, if you are available, there is an American Art Edit-a-thon being held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Professor Andrew Lih's COMM-535 class at American University on Tuesday, February 11 from 2 to 5 PM. Please RSVP on the linked page if you are interested.

If you have any ideas or preferences for meetups, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/DC.

Thank you, and hope to see you at our upcoming events! Harej (talk) 18:41, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

Though we have a massive snowstorm coming up, spring is just around the corner! Personally, I am looking forward to warmer weather.

Wikimedia DC is looking forward to a spring full of cool and exciting activities. In March, we have coming up:

  • Evening WikiSalon on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 PM – 9 PM. Meet up with Wikipedians for coffee at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle! If you cannot make it in the evening, join us at our...
  • March Meetup on Sunday, March 23 from 3 PM – 6 PM. Our monthly weekend meetup, same place as last month. Meet really cool and interesting people!
  • Women in the Arts 2014 meetup and edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 30 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Our second annual Women in the Arts edit-a-thon, held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free lunch will be served!

We hope to see you at our upcoming events! If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my talk page.

Harej (talk) 05:11, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

An exciting month of wiki events![edit]

Hello there,

I am pleased to say that April will be a very exciting month for Wikipedia in Washington, DC. We have a lot of different events coming up, so you will have a lot to choose from.

First, a reminder that our second annual Women in the Arts Edit-a-Thon will take place on Sunday, March 30 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Coming up in April, we have our first-ever Open Government WikiHack with the Sunlight Foundation on April 5–6! We are working together to use open government data to improve the Wikimedia projects, and we would love your help. All are welcome, regardless of coding or editing experience. We will also be having a happy hour the day before, with refreshments courtesy of the Sunlight Foundation.

On Friday, April 11 we are having our first edit-a-thon ever with the Library of Congress. The Africa Collection Edit-a-Thon will focus on the Library's African and Middle East Reading Room. It'll be early in the morning, but it's especially worth it if you're interested in improving Wikipedia's coverage of African topics.

The following day, we are having our second annual Wiki Loves Capitol Hill training. We will discuss policy issues relevant to Wikimedia and plan for our day of outreach to Congressional staffers that will take place during the following week.

There are other meetups in the works, so be sure to check our meetup page with the latest. I hope to see you at some of these events!

All the best,
James Hare

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Two edit-a-thons coming up![edit]

Hello there!

I'm pleased to tell you about two upcoming edit-a-thons:

  • This Tuesday, April 29, from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, we have the Freer and Sackler edit-a-thon. (Sorry for the short notice!)
  • On Saturday, May 10 we have the Wikipedia APA edit-a-thon, in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

We have more stuff coming up in May and June, so make sure to keep a watch on the DC meetup page. As always, if you have any recommendations or requests, please leave a note on the talk page.


Best,

James Hare

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Meet up with us[edit]

Happy May!

There are a few meetups in DC this month, including an edit-a-thon later this month. Check it out:

  • On Thursday, May 15 come to our evening WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle. If you're available Thursday evening, feel free to join us!
  • Or if you prefer a Saturday night dinner gathering, we also have our May Meetup at Capitol City Brewing Company. (Beer! Non-beer things too!)
  • You are also invited to the Federal Register edit-a-thon at the National Archives later this month.

Come one, come all!

Best,

James Hare

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Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]

Greetings!

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Wikimedia DC has yet another busy month in June. Whether you're a newcomer to Wikipedia or have years of experience, we're happy to see you come. Here's what's coming up:

  • On Wednesday, June 11 from 7 to 9 PM come to the WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space. Hang out with Wikipedia enthusiasts!
  • Saturday, June 14 is the Frederick County History Edit-a-Thon from 11 AM to 4 PM. Help improve local history on Wikipedia.
  • The following Saturday, June 21, is the June Meetup. Dinner and drinks with Wikipedians!
  • Come on Tuesday, June 24 for the Wikipedia in Your Library edit-a-thon at GWU on local and LGBT history.
  • Last but not least, on Sunday, June 29 we have the Phillips Collection Edit-a-Thon in honor of the Made in America exhibit.

Wikipedia is better with friends, so why not come out to an event?

Best,

James Hare

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The Great American Wiknic and other events in July[edit]

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I am pleased to announce our fourth annual picnic, the Great American Wiknic, will take place at Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 5 PM (rain date: July 20). We will be hanging out by the statue of Dante Alighieri, a statue that was donated to the park in 1921 as a tribute to Italian Americans. Read more about the statue on Wikipedia. If you would like to sign up for the picnic, you can do so here. When signing up, say what you’re going to bring!

July will also feature the second annual Great American Wiknic in Frederick, Maryland. This year’s Frederick picnic will take place on Sunday, July 6 at Baker Park. Sign up here for the Frederick picnic.

What else is going on in July? We have the American Chemical Society Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, July 12, dedicated to notable chemists, and our monthly WikiSalon on Wednesday, July 16.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon![edit]

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Greetings!

Sorry for the last minute update, but our friends at the DC Historical Society have scheduled a Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle fought in the District. The event will last from noon to 2 PM on Wednesday, July 30. Hope you can make it!

Best,

James Hare

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Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

Come one and come all. To a presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history.

Picture your self leading the masses to improve Wikimedia one article at a time.
  • Show the Internet who is the better editor.
  • Be the creator of culture that you know you are.
  • Spread the knowledge of noteworthy people who no one but you cares about.
  • Lead the charge to a better Wikipedia --- eventually.


Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:08, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

See you at the Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street, Laurel, MD on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST. See http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205494212/ for more information. Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC invites revolutionaries, free thinkers, and other sundry editors to a DC WikiSalon[edit]

The WikiSalon is a special meetup usually held during the first and third full weeks of every month, from 7 PM to 9 PM. It's an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss Wikimedia wikis and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own.

If you're coming by Metro, the closest station is Dupont Circle (on the Red Line). If you're driving, a lot of parking opens up downtown after 6:30 PM, so finding a parking space (even a free one) should be easy. Once you've found the building, go to Cove on the second floor. We will be in the conference room.

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: The Cove, Dupont Circle, 1730 Connecticut Avenue NW, 2nd floor, 20009, DC


For more information, see http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205500822/


My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:25, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC's Wonderful meetups[edit]

Wikimedia DC's Upcoming meetups

  • Thursday, September 11: “Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet, One Article at a Time!”
    A presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history. Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street in Laurel, MD. 7 PM.
  • Wednesday, September 17: WikiSalon
    Come for the pizza, stay for the conversation. 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Saturday, September 20: September Meetup
    Get dinner and drinks with fellow Wikipedians! 6 PM
  • Sunday, September 21: Laurel History Edit-a-Thon
    Local history for Wikipedia! 10:15 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28: Please RSVP for the Open Government WikiHack at Eventbrite by clicking on the link. The National Archives and Records Administration and Wikimedia DC are teaming up to come up with solutions that help integrate government data into Wikipedia. 10:30 AM – 5 PM each day

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 22:49, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

The wonderful annual meeting! And more![edit]

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Hello, fellow Wikipedian!

I am excited to announce our upcoming Annual Meeting at the National Archives! We'll have free lunch, an introduction by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, and a discussion featuring Ed Summers, the creator of CongressEdits. Join your fellow DC-area Wikipedians on Saturday, October 18 from 12 to 4:30 PM. RSVP today!

Also coming up we have the Human Origins edit-a-thon on October 17 and the WikiSalon on October 22. Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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End-of-the-year meetups[edit]

Hello,

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

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

Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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