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Wise words given to a blocked editor: This absolute adherence to the idea that your interpretation of the rules is paramount
and everyone else's input is merely an obstacle to overcome is an accurate summary of how you ended up in this position.

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IMPORTANT, Liz, have to ask your assistance[edit]

I will post here in a few minutes, links to a discussion. I would propose you review, and then,

@User:Liz, you can ignore this preceding, and any later references to the same (delete/archive as you please). For better or worse, matter has settled down. Foregoing non-expert Admin issue: he eventually claimed no bias favouring editor friend, I A'dGF and apologized, but he departed without restoring Expert tag he deleted. Little outside attention was generated, some acceptance of need for article change resulted on part of other resistant editor. But only 1 expert came in week Expert tag was up, none came since. So 2 conflicting editors remain, and no recognition of fundamental concerns leading to earlier content standoff. (Evidence for no change: other editor WP:RTP'd article Talk without discussion; offered to decide which section I should edit; etc.; TYVM, sir, but no to peer oversight.) So, call it fragile peace. Bottom line: WP community proved disinterested despite high article importance—neither Wikiproject experts nor independent Admins responded—so I'll give it one last go. Next time trouble erupts, I'll ping all, and simply depart the article. Leaving a couple of important articles in good shape was the goal I had before retiring here. But cost can get too high. Feel free, remove color/everything here, after you read. Le Prof Leprof 7272 (talk) 06:46, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 June 2014[edit]

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This Month in Education: June 2014[edit]





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IMPORTANT: A last short needed look[edit]

Please see possible "closing arguments" here, [15]. Settling this there, n that way, would end the issues raised in inordinate length above. Consider a final persuasive comment, on any matter you wish? Cheers. Le Prof Leprof 7272 (talk)

The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed[edit]

Hi Books & Bytes recipients: The Wikipedia Library has been expanding rapidly and we need some help! We currently have 10 signups for free account access open and several more in the works... In order to help with those signups, distribute access codes, and manage accounts we'll need 2-3 more Account Coordinators.

It takes about an hour to get up and running and then only takes a couple hours per week, flexible depending upon your schedule and routine. If you're interested in helping out, please drop a note in the next week at my talk page or shoot me an email at: jorlowitz@gmail.com. Thanks and cheers, Jake Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:41, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 June 2014[edit]

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Judeo-Christian topics[edit]

Dear Liz, would you be willing to continue our conversation on Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2014_May_23#Category:Judeo-Christian topics? Thanks in advance, Marcocapelle (talk) 19:27, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

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Also, before the picnic, you can join in the Wikimedia NYC chapter's annual meeting.

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We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 16:51, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 25 June 2014[edit]

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WikiCup 2014 June newsletter[edit]

After an extremely close race, Round 3 is over. 244 points secured a place in Round 4, which is comparable to previous years- 321 was required in 2013, while 243 points were needed in 2012. Pool C's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) was the round's highest scorer, mostly due to a 32 featured pictures, including both scans and photographs. Also from Pool C, Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished second overall, claiming three featured articles, including the high-importance Grus (constellation). Third place was Pool B's Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), whose contributions included featured articles Russian battleship Poltava (1894) and Russian battleship Peresvet. Pool C saw the highest number of participants advance, with six out of eight making it to the next round.

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Wikimedia Highlights from May 2014[edit]

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WikiProject Optare tagged as inactive[edit]

Hi Liz, I just noticed that in March you tagged WP Optare as inactive, although your edit summary only stated that you were adding a Defaultsort parameter. [16] Can you remember whether you intentionally tagged it as inactive? If so, should we ask WP Buses to take it over, and redirect {{WikiProject Optare}} accordingly? – Fayenatic London 16:02, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #116[edit]

The Signpost: 02 July 2014[edit]

Judeo-Christian topics II[edit]

Dear Liz, the CfD about Judeo-Christian topics has been closed with a decision to keep the category. Apart from that, what is your opinion about my statement in this discussion that the category has been polluted with many articles that do not seem to belong there? Very specifically, would you mind if I would try a cleanup - or do you just entirely disagree with this statement? Marcocapelle (talk) 21:12, 6 July 2014 (UTC)