User talk:Man from the Ministry

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Hello Man from the Ministry. Welcome to Wikipedia! This is a website where everyone is welcomed to pitch in their own knowledge to just about anything in the world's most up-to-date encyclopedia.

The quick links to Wikipedia are on the left side of every page. Here're some links that you should take time reading them (don't worry, they're short and very easy to understand)

If you need help, simply go to Wikipedia:Questions or ask on my talk page. Last thing, don't forget to sign your name when you do edits on a talk page. Signing a page is as easy as typing four tildes (~~~~). I hope that your experience in Wikipedia will be a memorable one.
OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:10, 6 December 2007 (UTC)


Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Birminghambullslogo.GIF[edit]

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London Meetup - January 12, 2008[edit]

Hi! There's going to be a London Wikipedia Meetup coming Saturday January 12, 2008. If you are interested in coming along take part in the discussion over at Wikipedia:Meetup/London7. The discussion is going on until tomorrow evening and the official location and time will be published at the same page late Thursday or early Friday. Hope to see you Saturday, Poeloq (talk) 03:23, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Exiles logo big.gif)[edit]

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Invitation to Wikipedia meetup in London[edit]

Wikimedia UK logo

Date: 13:00 onwards, Sunday 10 August 2008

Venue: Penderel's Oak pub, Holborn WC1 map

More information: Wikipedia:Meetup/London 12


Hello,

I noticed that you have listed yourself as a Wikipedian in London, so I thought you might like to come to one of our monthly social meetups. The next one is going to be on Sunday 10 August, which might well be rather short notice, but if you can't come this time, we try to have one every second Sunday of the month.

If you haven't been before, these meetups are mainly casual social events for Wikipedia enthusiasts in which we chat about Wikipedia and any other topics we fancy. It's a great way to meet some very keen Wikipedians, but we'd also love for you to come along if you're interested in finding out more about Wikipedia, other Wikimedia projects, or other collaborative wiki projects too.

The location is a pub that is quite quiet and family friendly on a Sunday lunchtime, so hopefully younger Wikipedians will also feel welcome and safe. Alcohol consumption is certainly not required!

Although the meetups are popular, many UK-based editors still don't know about them. It would be great to welcome some fresh faces, so I hope you can come along.

Yours,

James F. (talk) 09:27, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Please forgive the slightly impersonal mass-invite!

British American Football teams[edit]

I see you have moved (renamed) some of these articles, Bristol Aztecs, Coventry Jets, etc., in the interests of standardising them with the very small minority of teams such as the London Blitz (American football) and Birmingham Bulls (American football) which contain disambiguation in the title because there are already articles about the London Blitz (The Blitz) and Birmingham Bulls (Ice Hockey). All I believe that has been achieved is creating a whole raft of unnecessary redirects, when disambiguation was not required. Many pages, esp. bios, are disambiguated, but no-one has thought to move Jerry Rice to Jerry Rice (American footballer), because it is not needed.

Disambiguation should be done only when there may be a question as to the intended subject. Here there is no question. I think you should put them all back. --bigissue (talk) 10:13, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

You maybe interested in the Article Rescue Squadron[edit]

Barnstar search rescue.png Hello, Man from the Ministry. Based on the templates on your talk page, I would like you to consider joining the Article Rescue Squadron. Rescue Squadron members are focused on rescuing articles for deletion, that might otherwise be lost forever. I think you will find our project matches your vision of Wikipedia. Note:Keep in mind that Squadron members officially state they are not inclusionists. ~~~~

London Wikimedia Fundraiser[edit]

Good evening! This is a friendly message from Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry, inviting you to the London Wikimedia Fundraising party on 19th December 2010, in approximately one week. This party is being held at an artistic London venue with room for approximately 300 people, and is being funded by Ed Saperia, a non-Wikipedian who has a reputation for holding exclusive events all over London. This year, he wants to help Wikipedia, and is subsidising a charity event for us. We're keen to get as many Wikimedians coming as possible, and we already have approximately 200 guests, including members of the press, and some mystery guests! More details can be found at http://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/London - expect an Eigenharp, a mulled wine hot tub, a free hog roast, a haybale amphitheatre and more. If you're interested in coming - and we'd love to have you - please go to the ten.wikipedia page and follow the link to the Facebook event. Signing up on Facebook will add you to the party guestlist. Entry fee is a heavily subsidised £5 and entry is restricted to over 18s. It promises to be a 10th birthday party to remember! If you have any questions, please email me at chasemewiki at gmail.com.

Hope we'll see you there, (and apologies for the talk page spam) - Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 23:22, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

The Contribution Team cordially invites you to Imperial College London

All Hail The Muffin Nor does it taste nice... 14:42, 6 February 2011 (UTC)