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Question About Editing[edit]

Hi im Doriantrue (talk) 14:27, 4 November 2011 (UTC)doriantrueDoriantrue (talk) 14:27, 4 November 2011 (UTC) and I’ve just written my first wikipedia article as a project for my English class and I was wondering if you had any advice on how I could improve the look? Thanks! The page is Curtis Baptist High School.

Hello I'm User:Nicobro1/sandbox (User_talk:Nicobro1) 11:39, 18 October 2012. I am working on my first article for my English 103 class. I am writing about one of the buildings, Lee III Hall at Clemson University. If you could give me any advice, I would greatly appreciate it! here is the link to my article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_III_Hall_of_Clemson_University Thank you!

Howdy - on Linking[edit]

I saw your Esso Club article and see you were attempting to make a link.

Instead the format is:

  • '#REDIRECT ESSO Club' - without the ' and with the [[ ]] around the link

and the link automatically transfers... I already did it. But keep it up!

Tfine80 2 July 2005 23:59 (UTC)

re: Stolen C-130[edit]

If you have a better reference link, please include it instead of or in addition to mine. If should be some reputable source, not a forum or a blog. Also, I see you struggle with signing on my talk page. Actually, you can sign with ~~~~ (see WP:SIG). WP will substitute you signature. Also, the buttons at the top of the of the editing form has a sign button (3rd from the right) --rogerd 04:47, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

University of South Carolina[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if you wouldn't mind lending your opinion to a content dispute that I am currently involved in on University of South Carolina. As you know, USC has a strong rivalry with Clemson University. I feel that the athletics section of the article should discuss this rivalry, and I feel that this discussion should include a reference to the overall record between the two schools in various major sports. Other editors have disagreed, and feel that the record should not be mentioned. As it happens, Clemson leads in two of the discussed sports and USC leads in the third. I would appreciate it if you would consider lending your opinion on this issue on Talk:University of South Carolina. Thanks! Ëvilphoenix Burn! 00:42, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

preserved c-130s[edit]

Two things about this. First, they're both AC-130s, and there's a separate article for that model; are they really appropriate here? Second, there are thousands of C-130s still in service - is listing preserved airframes even practical? Just curious. ericg 23:18, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Clemson Probation[edit]

I have revised your revision of my edit regarding the above. If you follow the link I added to my revision, click on Major violations, search Clemson then public report, you will find that my facts are accurate, including at least one major violation by the Clemson head coach in 1981. Please be careful to document the factual basis of your edits before editing my posts as I always report based on documented evidence.

Rsh55 01:39, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to the Military history WikiProject![edit]

Claude Moore Colonial Farm[edit]

Hey there Mark. I removed your addition of trivia to this article, because it was unencyclopedic and not verified. You also might want to take a look at Wikipedia:Avoid trivia sections in articles. Regards, Gzkn 08:28, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Ah, I'm currently on recent changes patrol, which means I'm on the lookout for vandalism and the like (your edit wasn't vandalism though!). I use a nifty tool called Lupin's anti-vandal tool to spot questionable changes such as this one. The tool often spits out false positives though, so sometimes I take a look at edits which may need improvement instead. Anyway, hope you're enjoying your Reggae! :-) Good job so far with Claude Moore Colonial Farm. Happy editing! Gzkn 08:43, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

RE: Virginia Aviation Museum[edit]

To be frank, I think the article would be better off not listing every single aircraft that's on display, but instead focus on the museum itself (its history, what aspects of it make it unique, etc.). However, I think you'll find that http://vam.smv.org/ might contain what you're looking for (see the Aircraft section). :-) Gzkn 09:07, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

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A request for assistance[edit]

Would you support the concept of moving the Earhart "myths" to a separate page or article? The reason for my suggesting this is that the main article should be an accurate and scholarly work while the speculation and conspiracy theories surrounding the disappearance of Amelia Earhart are interesting, they belong in a unique section. Most researchers, as you know, discount the many theories and speculation that has arisen in the years following her last flight. Go onto the Earhart discussion page and register your vote/comments...and a Happy New Year to you as well. Bzuk 05:02 3 January 2007 (UTC).

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it will remain mystery if Super power over shadow it.[edit]

it will remain as it is if no futher offical investigation is made.User talk:Yousaf465

I will check my sources then will add it's date.User talk:Yousaf465

found it.User talk:Yousaf465

pl send me the link i will check if can find any details.User talk:Yousaf465 Im not as yet got time to comeplete the detail of those crash will try on week end.User talk:Yousaf465

Robert Goralski[edit]

It was Robert Abernethy & Nancy Dickerson who co-anchored live coverage of Air Force One landing at Andrews Air Force Base on November, 22, 1963, NOT Robert Goralski. See There Was a President, by NBC News. Goralski was at the White House that day and anchored live coverage of the new president arriving at the White House.

You can also check this out for more info: [1]

-- SNIyer12 (talk), 15:41, 7 February, 2007 (UTC)

B-17 Photo upload[edit]

Hi, Mark. In response to your question about uploading an image, the easiest way is to follow the steps in the Wikipedia "Upload file" menu item in the toolbox located on the left menu bar (under the search window). After you have selected an image, one of the first "prompts" is to identify the source in relation to the Summary (author, source, URL, fair use rationale if applicable, extra {{tags}}, etc.). Most often images need to have a tag and in the case of a B-17 image, it is most likely to receive a

—general US military. Bzuk 22:12 9 February 2007 (UTC).

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FYI[edit]

Just happened in the last few days [2]. Thought you may be interested.--Looper5920 10:09, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Roundels[edit]

Unfortunately, I don't know about availability of roundels. Most articles just use national flags (see UH-60 Black Hawk for example}. You might want to drop the question on the Aircraft Project talk page, though. Unrelated to that...is your father in the Southern California area? I was introduced to an elderly Sublette (can't remember first name or rank) by some friends at the Mojave Airport a few years back, during a Veteran's Day celebration. Just thought it might be a small world. Akradecki 14:57, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

BQZip01 message[edit]

Sublette, thanks and Howdy. Yeah, I'm a band nerd/geek/BQ. Great overall job on the documentation. I used to be in Special Operations and I was the Wing Liaison for 13 Accident/Safety Investigation Boards for Special Ops aircraft, so if you want to know the details of any of those accidents (especially the MC-130 crashes in 2003 and beyond). I also still have a few contacts there and/or can get you some basic info. I think it is important to note that Spirit 03 was the last gunship to be brought down and that it has not been involved in a Class A mishap since that date. Should we include that? BQZip01 05:50, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Special Ops...can't say why...lol. BTW, I madea a typo there. It should have been Spirit 03 BQZip01 06:11, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Knowing what it is like to be consumed with completing a list I present you with this.Cheers--Looper5920 07:44, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

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I award this Barnstar of Diligence to Mark Sublette for his dedication to the List of C-130 Hercules crashes having made over 450 edits during a 7 month period to make this list what it is today. Cheers — Looper5920 07:44, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

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Welcome![edit]

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Southern Air Transport[edit]

I noticed your note about SAT being a CIA operation...I've heard that too, but I was wondering if they still are? They've got 3 747s sitting in storage here at Mojave, supposedly being used as a parts source for their flying aircraft. Also, FWIW, what do you know about Tepper being CIA, since they fly C-130s? Akradecki 16:33, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

BTW, I just created an article on Tepper Aviation...a copy edit and any C-130 related additions would be appreciated. I'll be adding a pic or two of Tepper -130s that have been in and out of MHV later this evening. Akradecki 21:19, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Hardee's citations?[edit]

Hi, Mark! I noticed you've added some content to the Hardee's article. Some of it seems like OR, and not of it is cited. Do you plan on adding references soon? -- Mikeblas 21:04, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Norton brat, eh?[edit]

Sounds like you were in heaven!! Once upon a time, Mojave was fairly open like that...I remember wandering the flightline in the early 90s.... now, with N-G and Scaled, security is everywhere, even for those of us with ramp badges. If you have interest in this little mystery, I can email to you the pics I also emailed to David.... Akradecki 03:43, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Condolensces[edit]

Mark, my thoughts and prayers go out to you with the loss of your sister. Akradecki 14:47, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Ditto here. BQZip01 talk 21:18, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

That's what anonymous friends whom you've never seen or actually met are for! On a completely unrelated topic, I've been working on a little something: the Texas A&M University page. It's been put up for Featured Article status and any feedback you could give would be helpful. BQZip01 talk 15:37, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Good Bull story[edit]

Thought you might need some cheering up and though you would get a kick out of this joke and story. BQZip01 talk 21:18, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

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Tepper C-130[edit]

As a follow-up to our earlier conversation, on Friday I got a nice tour of a Tepper L-382 (67X). In the pics I'd posted to the article, it's shown all white, but now it has the Tepper blue stripes as well. It's the most immaculate 130 I've ever been aboard, and the five-panel glass cockpit is stunning. The guy who conducted the tour also confirmed the CIA link, but that's not a wiki-usable source, of course. Akradecki 05:18, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Boeing F-99 Bomarc[edit]

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Welcome back, and C-130 question[edit]

Mark, welcome back...and thanks for the note. As you get back into the swing of things, a quick question. I know you research crashes, but do you track old C-130 airframes? There's one here at Mojave that's being used for R&D purposes. AKRadecki 00:53, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

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Re:Seeking Mojave R&D Herc i.d.[edit]

Hi Mark, Serial is 54-1639. That's about all I can see for markings. AKRadeckiSpeaketh 21:49, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

B-50 designation[edit]

Mark, thanks for finding that source on the B-50 Superfortress's designation. It's certainly better written than the one I've been reveting! I've added ref tags to the B-50 and XB-44 pages. - BillCJ 06:30, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Gone & done it[edit]

Well, I've gone and done it and the Aggie Band article is up for Featured Article status. I know you used to be in a band, so I thought it might interest you , even though you are involved in the aircraft arena. Anyhow, any feedback (especially support) would be greatly appreciated. BQZip01 talk 08:36, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks!!![edit]

Well folks, thanks to your reviews and comments, the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band is now a featured article on Wikipedia. It should take a day or so to update, but it's a done deal. Thanks for the help, Mark Sublette. In addition, if you want to work on the Clemson band article (assuming there is one), I'd be happy to review it at sometime in the future. BQZip01 talk 19:39, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

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Request for assistance[edit]

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Congrats![edit]

We have an alumni band, but it really is for the older crowd...of which I am quickly becoming part of at a rate of 3600 sec/hour. Our alumni band has usually 200-300 members. In 1994, they had a mass band reunion and had a massive Block T with about 5000 former members. Good times... BQZip01 talk 07:14, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

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Covert use of Forest Service C-130s?[edit]

Hi Mark, while working on an article on the 2002 air tanker crashes (draft is here), I've come across a couple of references to a scandal back in the 1990s about C-130As that were obtained by the U.S. Forest Service from the Air Force, and then used for covert missions while on the books as air tankers. This is one reference (go to the bottom of the rather lengthy page) and this is another. Do you have any information on this? If it was a legit scandal, rather than just another conspiracy theory, it might make for an interesting article in its own right. AKRadeckiSpeaketh 23:33, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

RFC/USER discussion concerning (ThreeE)[edit]

Hello, Mark Sublette. Please be aware that a request for comments has been filed concerning ThreeE's conduct on Wikipedia. The RFC entry can be found by "ThreeE" in this list, and the actual discussion can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for comment/ThreeE, where I would appreciate your participation and comments. — BQZip01 — talk 12:05, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Cause of France crash?[edit]

Mark, I'm looking for a source that tells what the investigation concluded to be the cause in the Sept 6 2000 C-130A air tanker crash in France...any ideas? AKRadeckiSpeaketh 20:07, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the link! I find it curious that that link, as well as the NTSB summary, are still only preliminary and have no probable cause information, 7 years after the incident. I am, of course, wanting to find out if this was a wing structure incident like the three U.S. crashes, or was caused by something unrelated. Oh well. Thanks much! (And thanks for the reply on the covert use issue.) AKRadeckiSpeaketh 23:03, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

C-130 related copyedit?[edit]

Mark, if you have time, I've gone live with the article 2002 airtanker crashes, and would much appreciate a copyedit and any C-130 specialty info you might feel needs to be added. AKRadeckiSpeaketh 00:11, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Oops! My bad![edit]

You wrote- Thanks for catching that C-130K item... Mark Sublette 19:37, 2 October 2007 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette 19:37, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, It confused me to. The details of the first incident hit the news just as the second incident occurred. ps. any thoughts of putting lastest incidents at the top of the page? or would it take too much to change the whole page top to bottom? Talskiddy 07:58, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

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Another copyedit request for C-130-related article[edit]

Mark, I'm finally done with the U.S. Forest Service airtanker scandal article...this is the event that I asked you for sources regarding covert use. Turns out that, although there were allegations of covert use, there was never any corroborating evidence, only testimony from one whistleblower. Anyway, if you sleeping problems tonight, reading through this new article will probably solve them! AKRadeckiSpeaketh 20:37, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Mark, thanks for the offer on the identies...that would be a big help. I'd like to add a subpage list of those. Unfortunately, the one "official" list I found was redacted to remove the aircraft numbers. AKRadeckiSpeaketh 21:03, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Not to worry - the Production List spells out all the ownership transfers. Also, Lars lists Reagan as being based in Oregon.

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Mark Sublette 21:06, 8 October 2007 (UTC)C. Mark SubletteMark Sublette 21:06, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Gunboat Tyler[edit]

Could you take a look at this article you created, in light of the existence also of the article USS Tyler (1857)? It seems that the info about her participation in the Sultana rescue should be merged into 'USS Tyler', leaving 'Gunboat Tyler' as a redirect. Thanks! Maralia 03:33, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks - you're a peach! Maralia 14:10, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Ocean Isle Beach tragedy[edit]

There is an item already started in the Ocean Isle Beach article. That is probably best place for it to fit into WP. I understand your feelings and need to do something. I will keep and eye there. use my talk page to communicate with me if you like. I am a WP admin. I also have been in some touch with the frat folks alumni in Columbia SC who are working hard to provide long-term and appropriate comfort and support to people closest to this very very sad thing. My email is vgn700@aol.com if you would rather communicate off-line. Please flag your email Ocean Isle Beach in subject line if you do, as I geta lot of email and wouldnt want to miss it. Good luck on helping and in feeling more peace. They are in God's hands now, and everyone else must go on. Mark in Historic Triangle 22:29, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

I have been working fairly steadily since our earlier communication to keep this portion of the OIB article up-to-date and on balance. Hopefully, we are achieving some of what you were feeling a need for. Reading about the waterside gathering for Travis Cale was particularly moving for me; you might benefit as well. Here is a link: Mourners recall young man who touched lives. Best wishes. Mark in Historic Triangle 18:12, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

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BTHO Auburn[edit]

Thanks for the greetings. I was at the game and that was a rough loss. Could've tied it up or even had a chance at another possession if the refs hadn't taken 20-40 seconds to spot the ball every time. Oh well, on to next year... (FYI, BTHO means "Beat the hell outta"; welcome to Aggie Terminology. :-) ) — BQZip01 — talk 02:35, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Request for reliable source[edit]

Thanks for your addition to Jaws 2. However, at the moment that information does not have a reliable source. Could you please add a suitable source for this information, otherwise it will have to be removed. Forum posts, etc., are not acceptable. Cheers. The JPStalk to me 18:51, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply :) Since we don't have a reliable source, I've removed it. It's classed as a 'good article' so it's important to maintain standards of verifiability. Cheers. The JPStalk to me 22:29, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

I there![edit]

Im new here can you tell me how to cite Refrences? well Im Bark2 from San bernardino , CAli. Bark2 (talk) 03:38, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Norton Air Force Base[edit]

Good day Mark, I see that you are making some additions to the Norton article. This is a great thing since this base deserves much better representation. I just wanted to caution you in regards to some of the additions that you are making (such as the C-130 testing) you will want to be sure to cite your sources. Otherwise some one will come up and remove them. Thanks for the help and keep up the great work! --Trashbag (talk) 04:18, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

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Just to drop you a quick note to inform you that a new and improved version of Boeing B-29 Survivors has been posted over the last effort - Simular in scope closer to my P-40/B-25 Survivors series - still I have to go back and brink the version-1 of Republic P-47 Survivors to the version-4 format think you will like it. Have you done any work on the Lockheed Constellation survivors?? If not, going to start one soon209.212.28.50 (talk) 15:51, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

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List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft[edit]

Hi Mark.

Thanks for the message on my talk page. I'll pop back every now and then just to fix a few links and stuff. Regards Ian Dunster (talk) 19:04, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

I thought the Alkemade story was an interesting 'incident'. I think the US-bias is probably inevitable as the information was much more readily available 'across the pond' until recently. The article's looking pretty good BTW. Ian Dunster (talk) 08:32, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

XB-17[edit]

Your edit to the B-17 Flying Fortress article in reference to the XB-17 was done so unknowingly. The reference for the XB-17 is taken straight from the National Museum of the United States Air Force. http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2488 -Signaleer (talk) 16:10, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Mark, I saw your response on Signaleer's talk page. I suggest that you contact the NMUSAF and bring this to their attention. They are very open to feedback and are interested in historical accuracy. They have a blog where you can communicate with them. --rogerd (talk) 13:53, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanx! I have done so! Mark Sublette (talk) 14:46, 1 August 2008 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 14:46, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

The "XB-17"[edit]

Greetings Signaleer:

Regarding the Air Force Museum reference mentioned by you - No - my deletion of the XB-17 nomenclature ref was NOT done unknowingly. I now quote the opening paragraph of Boeing employee and historian Peter M. Bowers "Fortress In The Sky" (Sentry Books, Granada Hills, California, 1976), Chapter 4 - The First Fortresses: Model 299 Prototype through B-17D, page 12:

Boeing Model 299 - the "XB-17"

One of the first fallacies of the B-17 story that needs debunking is the "XB-17" designation. There never was one, and the B-17 designation itself did not appear officially until January, 1936, nearly three months after the prototype crashed. Subsequent use of the fictional designation was the result of logic and convenience. Aside from official military designations for prototype and experimental models such as the Boeing-designed XB-15 that was built on an Army Air Corps contract, it was common practice to call all experimental prototypes "X-Jobs". Sometimes the references were more specific, as "XB" for experimental bomber without a specific military designation. Since the Boeing design did eventually become the B-17, it subsequently became convenient to refer to the ill-fated prototype as the XB-17. This practice became so common, in fact, that even U.S. Army (later Air Force) publications have referred to the airplane repeatedly as the XB-17 and still do.

Additionally, Roger A. Freeman with David R. Osborne's "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story: Design-Production-History" (Arms & Armour Press, London, U.K., 1998) adds, on page 14:

There was no XB-17 as the unfortunate prototype was the property of Boeing and not the US government, although official literature would often refer to the aircraft by that designation."

So, I hold that the National Museum of the USAF's useage of the XB-17 designation is just the self-perpetuating myth mentioned above. Mark Sublette (talk) 06:34, 1 August 2008 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 06:34, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is a reliable source and the usage of the term XB-17 will stay unless changed otherwise by the USAF. -Signaleer (talk) 13:44, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
"They is none so blind as them that will not see." Mark Sublette (talk) 14:01, 1 August 2008 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 14:01, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
Here is the museum's prompt response to my e-mail:

Dear Mr. Sublette

Thank you for contacting the National Museum of the United States Air Force. We appreciate your concerns and are aware of the unofficial status of the designation "XB-17". All but one of the images on our website had already been updated to reflect the true designation of the aircraft as Boeing Model 299. As a result of your letter, we have since corrected this oversight and clarified the status of the unofficial designation XB-17 on the webpage for the aircraft at:

XB-17 (Model 299): http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2488

Despite these concerns, we have chosen to continue to refer to the airframe as both the Model 299 and XB-17. The unofficial designation has become popularly tied to the airframe and in effect better defines the Air Force role of the prototype than does its company designation. All indications do appear that the aircraft would have acquired this designation following its acceptance by the Army Air Corps had it not been destroyed.

Photo searches should now produce results for keywords "Model 299" and "XB-17".

Please allow several days for the changes to take effect.

Please note that our website is only intended to serve as an introduction to Air Force history. We suggest that any person interested in learning more about any Air Force topic consult available literature for a more complete and comprehensive review.

If you have any questions or comments please contact me. Thank you for your interest in Air Force history and have a great day!

Brett Stolle Curator NMUSAF/MUA Research Division

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Military accidents[edit]

Good work on the article Mark I will try and add what I can. I do notice that some entries have histories, construction numbers and previous identies of aircraft which in my opinion may be a bit to much for the general reader who may be put off by all the acronyms and fine detail. Agree that combat losses should not be included, a discussion on a notability criteria was started but I dont think a final concensus was agreed on. Bit wary of that there is a lot of fast jet crashes that could be added, just looking at a long list of F-100 losses in Europe, most of which are not really notable. MilborneOne (talk) 09:34, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Dont have a problem with the work you have done just a bit concerned that a lot of accidents could be added in the future, but if we keep an I on it I am sure it will be alright for the time being. I still have a problem with listing construction numbers or MSNs and previous identites in what is a list in a general encyclopedia but these minor problems at the moment perhaps if this is the only mention they should be put into supplementary notes so they are not lost as reference material. Just like to say again you have done good work on the article. MilborneOne (talk) 10:22, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
Just an idea Mark see what you think to the edit in 1943 - revert if you dont like it just trying to make it more readable to general readers. MilborneOne (talk) 10:41, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
Support breaking it down into smaller articles - perhaps we could leave List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft to cover post 2000 and then link to Accidents and incidents involving military aircraft 1900-1949 and Accidents and incidents involving military aircraft 1950-1999. Suggest dropping the list part of the title because in most instances the entries do not have a linked article (unlike the commercial list) and this may allow us to include more content to be included in the future. MilborneOne (talk) 15:15, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
I don't have a problem with including serials, BuNo's etc., as although they may be irrelevant to the general reader there will be plenty of more knowledgeable ones who will find the extra information useful. They also help distinguish between a number of crashes involving the same type of aircraft. The page split seems fine BTW. Ian Dunster (talk) 15:19, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

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LOL[edit]

That is friggin' hilarious! I thought you were someone I knew in college...

...amazingly I knew you all along. That's pretty funny. Do me a huge favor and don't ever mention my real name on here. Anonymity has its advantages. — BQZip01 — talk 06:37, 22 November 2008 (UTC)


Keep watching for those hover dogs though... — BQZip01 — talk 06:37, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

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Alaska Airlines L-382s?[edit]

Hi Mark, I'd like to pick your brain, as you're the resident C-130 expert. I came across an Air Force photo showing an L-382 in Alaska Airlines colors at Tuy Hoa airbase in Viet Nam, but there is no mention of the aircraft type being used in the Alaska Airlines article. I'm trying to find more info on the airline using the type, but not finding much. Do your sources include anything useable? AKRadeckiSpeaketh 21:36, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Another Tepper?[edit]

Mark,

Since you were tracking the Tepper aircraft, you might be interested that one with their colors and the reg N3796B has been flight testing an avionics mod at Mojave. AKRadeckiSpeaketh 02:21, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Block of vandal[edit]

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Crash[edit]

Yeah. Thanks man. My brother is there at the school right now working at the Trigon. One of the recent graduates (a fresh butterbar) was in the helicopter that went down and I am pretty sure that one of my upperclassmen (a major and BQ '98) was flying with them too. I just hope he wasn't involved; the impression I'm getting is that he wasn't.

Did you see the picture of the crash? A few people got pictures as it went down. — BQZip01 — talk 21:14, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

The young man killed was indeed the recent grad. :-( — BQZip01 — talk 21:20, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

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Tiger Rag[edit]

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Hainan pic[edit]

Hi. You indicated that the lead image is copyright. Where did you get this info from? --John (talk) 01:37, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

This is the way Air Forces Monthly credited the EP-3E photo when they ran it. Mark Sublette (talk) 01:40, 1 April 2009 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 01:40, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the fast response. --John (talk) 01:46, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
It's been nominated for deletion on Commons and I have removed it from the article. It may be that we can keep it under fair use, and if a consensus develops at article talk I think we could go down this road. Thanks again. --John (talk) 04:01, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
I make no claim over the pic - I just reported the sourcing after I found it in the AFM cutline. Mark Sublette (talk) 13:42, 1 April 2009 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 13:42, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

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Thank you for your support[edit]

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I see it was added by Nigel ish. Thanks anyway. Dapi89 (talk) 22:00, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

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Accidents/Eglin AFB/A-26 Invader[edit]

Seeing your involvement with Eglin and accidents pages, I'm interested in discovering the serial of the A-26 Invader that crashed in the sea near Eglin on 28 April 1945 while testing Speedee (Highball) bouncing bombs. It was the only A-26 so modified, reportedly at (Vickers) Brooklands. I don't have any expertise on researching accidents, but can you offer advice on how to proceed. I've only got the Johnsen book as just cited on WP bouncing bombs page.PeterWD (talk) 21:31, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Update, made contact with Barnes Wallis historian Iain Murray, who offered 41-39291, enquiries continuing.PeterWD (talk) 10:32, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for your continuing correspondence.PeterWD (talk) 12:35, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
A US historian has provided details (quote) The A-26 that crashed 28 April, 1945 was 43-22644 from Wright Field. It crashed into Choctawhatchee Bay, 3 Miles Northeast of Fort Walton, FL after being struck by the bomb. It had taken off from Eglin Field on a low level bombing exercise at AAF water range #60. Ref: Mireles, Fatal Army Air Force Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945.(unquote).Email me if you want UK background or correspondence not appropriate on WP.PeterWD (talk) 23:38, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

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In this edit of 26 October 2009 you added a broken reference <ref name="JewishObserver> to List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft (pre-1950). Could you please go back and fix it? Thank you, Debresser (talk) 12:42, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

I see AnomieBOT just did that. Debresser (talk) 22:13, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. I thought I had caught it. Mark Sublette (talk) 00:57, 27 October 2009 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 00:57, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

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Busy, Busy[edit]

Naaw, just doing some odds and ends housekeeping :) Found a neat little document at the AFHRA that documents Air Force Base Histories... Bwmoll3 (talk) 00:16, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

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I will undertake a rewrite... Mark Sublette (talk) 21:42, 15 April 2010 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 21:42, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Now rewritten and cleaned up per Wiki style. Mark Sublette (talk) 22:34, 15 April 2010 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 22:34, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
P.S. I need a bit of help with the dab for Bowman Field. Thanks so much... Mark Sublette (talk) 22:50, 15 April 2010 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 22:50, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
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Aircraft in Fiction[edit]

I have no doubt you're correct, but I don't believe that youtube clip will stand up as a RS. It requires research on your part to connect two sources and draw the conclusion. Niteshift36 (talk) 02:47, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

  • I run into a similar thing with firearms. The frustrating thing with that article has been all the aircraft we KNOW were in films and shows, but finding a reliable source is a bear. But when some of us took on the task of saving that article, reliable sources was a requirement we agreed on being absolute. Every Friday, one of us removes all unsourced entries from the past week. The whole purpose of the article has been to keep all the cruft out of serious aircraft articles and so far, according to some, it's doing a decent job at it. But please, feel free to add to the article. All help is welcome. Niteshift36 (talk) 13:20, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
  • BTW, it's not a preference about one aircraft over another, it's what we can find reliable sources for. There are tons of aircraft we know were in movies etc, but finding a source that says it is the tough part. Niteshift36 (talk) 13:24, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

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List of aircraft by tail number[edit]

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Republic XF-84H Thunderscreech[edit]

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Aircraft in fiction[edit]

I like the addition of the Blue Oyster Cult album jacket to the article, but it is a fair-use image, which means that to keep it on the page you need to add a fair-use rationale to the image page, similar to the one that is already there for the album article. Let me know if this needs a better explanation! - Ahunt (talk) 01:14, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Okay - I have to admit, I don't quite understand how the fair use template works... Do I have to add in another section for this inclusion of the image? Mark Sublette (talk) 01:24, 4 August 2010 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 01:24, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes, just copy the existing fair use template on the image page and change the details so it rationalizes using it in Aircraft in fiction instead. When you are done the image should have two fair use boxes, one above the other. Otherwise a nasty bot will remove it from the article for which the rationalization is missing! - Ahunt (talk) 11:32, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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Thank you for your note! No problem, you have done great work on this article and while people are very quick to complain on Wikipedia, I think it is also a good idea to "give credit where due" and your work on Aircraft in fiction deserves recognition! - Ahunt (talk) 10:30, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

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I have reviewed the article versus the source article and can find no common text. There are ideas and quotes taken from the article, but these have been properly footnoted. I believe the tag to have been unjustified and oddly it was added with no edit summary by an admin, so I have removed it. - Ahunt (talk) 16:51, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
What summary is needed? It's pretty much lifting entire sections of the article. I agree there have been some changes just not enough, I have tagged it for cleanup instead and outlined the issues I see with the article on the talk page. --WGFinley (talk) 17:22, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
Easy being a critic, idnit? Much harder to generate the material. I cited all the references and I note four sources for the article, not just the Check Six site. I don't appreciate being handed the "will be banned" line after all the solid contributions I have given over the last five years. I stand by my efforts. I didn't just start editing on the Wiki yesterday. Mark Sublette (talk) 23:54, 27 October 2010 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 23:54, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

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15 October 1958[edit]

Hello Mark Sublette, I was wondering if you'd seen my comment here, and if you might be able to do something with it - no worries if not, I'm just curious! Cheers. Nortonius (talk) 03:16, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Found it and added it... Mark Sublette (talk) 00:43, 6 February 2011 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 00:43, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks for catching my error in the El Paso B-36 crash of December 11, 1953[edit]

Hi Mark, good catch. I should have read the crash report more carefully! BTW, I was an Air force brat, born the same year as you, but not on base. Keep up the good work! ($tephen T. Crye (talk) 02:25, 23 February 2011 (UTC))

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La-7[edit]

Do you have a source that shows that the La-7 was in Chinese service? It could have easily been an La-9 that shot down that airliner.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 01:54, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

I was using both the reference lower down in the existing La-7 Wiki article, as well as the account of the shoot-down that I have now added to the lede as a ref. Mark Sublette (talk) 02:02, 3 March 2011 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 02:02, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
I was afraid of that. I can't find anything reliable that confirms the export of La-7s to China or even North Korea.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 02:44, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Eglin O'Club[edit]

The info you put in on the Eglin O'Club seems like alot of info about one bldg remodel. Also making the club a combined club isn't that notable anymore - CES & SVS Sqds have been working together for years to cut down on bldg footprints and save money. Not sure it's appropriate to have the SVS PM in there by name either. Do you think this should be editted down so that it doesn't read like the WG/PA press release and/or an advertisement for the Club? I can do it, but I didn't want you to think I went in and did a chop job on your insertion. Just a thought. Ckruschke (talk) 14:31, 11 March 2011 (UTC)Ckruschke

Thanks for being open-minded. You never know how people will respond... Ckruschke (talk) 14:52, 11 March 2011 (UTC)Ckruschke
ISRAELI F-4's - Including the tail numbers of the individual F-4's is drilling pretty deep. Do you think that that level of detail is appropriate? Would it be more appropriate to include them as "footnotes" with the reference you included? Again - just asking the question. Ckruschke (talk) 14:29, 14 March 2011 (UTC)Ckruschke

GOCE / Mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2011 backlog elimination drive
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2011 Backlog elimination drive! Here is your mid-drive newsletter.

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So far, 79 people have signed up for this drive. Of these, 64 have participated. Interest is high due to a link to our event from the Watchlist page, and many new and first-time copy editors have joined us for the drive. If you signed up for the drive but haven't participated yet, it's not too late! Try to copy edit at least a few articles. Remember, if you have rollover words from the last drive, you will lose them if you do not participate in this drive. If you haven't signed up for the drive yet, you can sign up now. Many thanks to those editors who have been helping out at the Requests page. We have assisted in the promotion of seven articles to Good article status so far this month.

Progress report

We have already achieved our target of reducing the overall backlog by 10%; however, we have more work to do with the 2009 backlog. We have almost eliminated May 2009 and we only have some 700 articles left from 2009. It is excellent progress, so let's concentrate our fire power on the remaining months from 2009. Thank you for participating in the March 2011 drive. We anticipate it will be another big success!

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The UtahraptorTalk to me has decided to step down from his position as project coordinator due to real-life issues.

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2011 Backlog elimination drive. Thank you for participating in the March 2011 drive! This newsletter summarizes the March drive and other recent events.

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There were 99 signups for the drive; of these, 70 participated. Interest was high mainly due to a link to our event from the Watchlist page. We had a record-breaking 84 articles listed on the Requests page in March; 11 of these have been promoted to Good article status so far. Several of our recent efforts have received Featured Article status as well, and the GOCE is becoming a solid resource for the Wikipedia community. Many thanks to editors who have been helping out at the Requests page and by copy editing articles from the backlog.

Progress report

Remarkable progress was made in reducing the backlog this month, as we now have fewer than 500 articles remaining from 2009. We are well under the 4,000-article mark for the total number remaining in the queue. Since our backlog drives began in May 2010 with 8,323 articles, we have cleared more than 53% of the backlog. A complete list of results and barnstars awarded can be found here. Barnstars will be distributed over the next week. If you enjoyed participating in our event, you may also like to join the Wikification drives, which are held on alternate months to our drives. Their April drive has started.

New coodinators

On March 21, SMasters appointed Chaosdruid (talk) and Torchiest (talk) as Guild coordinators to serve in place of The Utahraptor, who recently stepped down. Please feel free to contact any coordinator if you have any questions or need assistance.

Your drive coordinators – S Masters (talk), Diannaa (Talk) and Tea with toast (Talk)


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Proposed deletion of ClemsonWiki[edit]

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DC Meetup: May 7 @ Tenleytown Library[edit]

The next DC Wikimedia meetup is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 3:30-5:30 pm at the Tenleytown Library (adjacent to the Tenleytown Metro Station, Red Line), followed by dinner & socializing at some nearby place.

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors – May 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive


The Guild of Copy Editors invite you to participate in the May 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive, a month-long effort to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy-editing. The drive began on May 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on May 31 at 23:59 (UTC). The goals of this backlog elimination drive are to eliminate as many articles as possible from the 2009 backlog and to reduce the overall backlog by 15%. ! NEW ! In an effort to encourage the final elimination of all 2009 articles, we will be tracking them on the leaderboard for this drive.

Awards and barnstars
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We look forward to meeting you on the drive! Your GOCE coordinators: SMasters, Diannaa, Tea with toast, Chaosdruid, and Torchiest

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IP troubles[edit]

The Yugo IP could be talked to by an admin. I find Airplaneman and Mjroots (talk) are Wiki knowledgeable and very helpful, and if it is an aviation-related topic, they have a solid background there, as well. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 04:58, 30 May 2011 (UTC).

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1st Experimental Missiles Group[edit]

Glad I could be of help. Regards Brent :) Bwmoll3 (talk) 12:08, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive invitation[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The latest GOCE backlog elimination drive is under way! It began on 1 July and so far 18 people have signed up to help us reduce the number of articles in need of copyediting.

This drive will give a 50% bonus for articles edited from the GOCE requests page. Although we have cleared the backlog of 2009 articles there are still 3,935 articles needing copyediting and any help, no matter how small, would be appreciated.

We are appealing to all GOCE members, and any other editors who wish to participate, to come and help us reduce the number of articles needing copyediting, as well as the backlog of requests. If you have not signed up yet, why not take a look at the current signatories and help us by adding your name and copyediting a few articles. Barnstars will be given to anyone who edits more than 4,000 words, with special awards for the top 5 in the categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words".

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GLAM-Wiki Baltimore meetup[edit]

The Bugle: Issue LXIV, June 2011[edit]

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The WikiProject National Archives Newsletter[edit]

The first ever WikiProject National Archives newsletter has been published. Please read on to find out what we're up to and how to help out! There are many opportunities for getting more involved. Dominic·t 21:33, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

DC Meetup, July 29[edit]

DC Meetup 21 - Who should come? You should. Really.
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DC MEETUP 21 is July 29! This meet up will involve Wikipedians from the area as well as Wiki-loving GLAM professionals. See you Friday! SarahStierch (talk) 16:32, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
I wish I could, but I'm in South Carolina right now... Mark Sublette (talk) 21:36, 28 July 2011 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 21:36, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

DC-area Meetup, Saturday, August 6[edit]

National Archives Backstage Pass - Who should come? You should. Really.
US-NARA-Seal.svg On Saturday, August 6, the National Archives is hosting a Wikipedia meetup, backstage pass tour, and edit-a-thon in College Park, Maryland. Meet staff and fellow Wikipedians, go behind the scenes at the National Archives, help digitize documents, and edit together! Dominic·t 21:29, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
I wish I could, but I'm in South Carolina right now... Mark Sublette (talk) 21:34, 28 July 2011 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 21:34, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Please see[edit]

Please see: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history#Suggesting list merger about why I marked the list "to be merged from" that you may have removed in error. Thanks, --Funandtrvl (talk) 21:50, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

No problem. I just found another one the 1960-1974, there are dupes out there with the only diff being the hyphen and the mdash. Will fix now! --Funandtrvl (talk) 21:59, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
OK, I think I got everything fixed and whittled down to the correct page titles; however, the List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft (1950–1959) is marked as being very long (it is!) and should probably be split into 2 parts, one for 1950-1954, and the other for 1954-1959. What do you think? --Funandtrvl (talk) 15:35, 15 August 2011 (UTC)
I agree. We have been breaking these articles apart by degrees as they grew longer, so it is probably time to split the 1950s... Mark Sublette (talk) 16:22, 15 August 2011 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 16:22, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXV, July 2011[edit]

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their September 2011 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy editing backlog. The drive will begin on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on September 30 at 23:59 (UTC). We will be tracking the number of 2010 articles in the backlog, as we want to copy edit as many of those as possible. Please consider copy editing an article that was tagged in 2010. Barnstars will be given to anyone who edits more than 4,000 words, with special awards for the top 5 in the categories "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". See you at the drive! – Your drive coordinators: Diannaa, Chaosdruid, The Utahraptor, Slon02, and SMasters.

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Valparaiso Airport[edit]

Why did you replace all content with "There is no such thing as Valparaiso Airport."? The article should be moved to "Northwest Florida Regional Airport", but it appears that it does exist. Nolelover Talk·Contribs 23:07, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

My apologies - it was the same content in both places. Nolelover Talk·Contribs 23:10, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Spurious edits[edit]

I removed the content from the newly created so-called Valparaiso Airport as it comes out of several strange edits by Austin XXXXX who had previously vandalized the Eglin Air Force Base article by removing most of its content, and then proceeded to create the special Val-P Airport article by lifting material from the pre-existing Northwest Florida Regional Airport article. Whether this was good intentions gone bad, or whether it was outright vandalism, either way the additions were wrong. The Valparaiso Airport article should be deleted. Mark Sublette (talk) 23:14, 28 August 2011 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 23:14, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Yes, you are right. I have tagged the article for deletion as a copy of the other article. Thanks for your reply. Nolelover Talk·Contribs 23:50, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXVI, August 2011[edit]

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You're invited! Wikimedia DC Annual Membership Meeting[edit]

DC Meetup 23 & Annual Membership Meeting

Wikimedia District of Columbia, the newest officially recognized chapter, is holding its Annual Membership Meeting at 1pm on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library.

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DC-area Meetup, Saturday, October 8[edit]

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New Page Patrol survey[edit]

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their November 2011 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on November 30 at 23:59 (UTC). We will be tracking the number of 2010 articles (and specifically will be targeting the oldest three months), as we want to copy edit as many of these as possible. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 5 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Diannaa, Chaosdruid, The Utahraptor, Slon02, and SMasters.

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You're invited! Wikipedia Loves Libraries DC[edit]

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries comes to DC on Saturday, November 5th, from 1-5pm, at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library.

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

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FINE ART EDIT-A-THON & DC MEETUP 26 is December 17! The Edit-a-Thon will cover fine art subjects from the Federal Art Project and the meet up will involve Wikipedians from the area as well as Wiki-loving GLAM professionals. You don't have to attend both to attend one (but we hope you do!) Click the link above and sign up & spread the word! See you there! SarahStierch (talk) 16:35, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

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

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GOCE newsletter[edit]

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Elections are currently underway for our third tranche of Guild coordinators. The voting period will run for 14 days: 00:01 UTC, 16 December – 23:59 UTC, 31 December. All GOCE members, as well as past participants of any of the Guild's Backlog elimination drives, are eligible to vote. There are five candidates vying for four positions. Your vote really matters! Cast your vote today.

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Season's tidings![edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXIX, November 2011[edit]

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National Archives ExtravaSCANza[edit]

You are invited to the National Archives ExtravaSCANza, taking place every day next week from January 4–7, Wednesday to Saturday, in College Park, Maryland (Washington, DC metro area). Come help me cap off my stint as Wikipedian in Residence at the National Archives with one last success!

This will be a casual working event in which Wikipedians are getting together to scan interesting documents at the National Archives related to a different theme each day—currently: spaceflight, women's suffrage, Chile, and battleships—for use on Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons. The event is being held on multiple days, and in the evenings and weekend, so that as many locals and out-of-towners from nearby regions1 as possible can come. Please join us! Dominic·t 01:26, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

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GOCE 2011 Year-End Report[edit]

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We have reached the end of the year, and what a year it has been! The Guild of Copy Editors was full of activity, and we achieved numerous important milestones in 2011. Read all about these in the Guild's 2011 Year-End Report.

Highlights
  • Membership grows to 764 editors, an increase of 261
  • Report on coordinators' elections
  • Around 1,000 articles removed through six Backlog elimination drives
  • Guild Plans for 2012
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1964 T-39 shootdown incident[edit]

Hi, can you assist with the query at Talk:1964 T-39 shootdown incident#Tail number? Mjroots (talk) 12:28, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

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You're invited to DC Meetup #28![edit]

DC Meetup #28: March 10 at Capitol City Brewery
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DC Wikipedia meetup #28 is on Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 7pm on at Capitol City Brewery in downtown DC. (11th & H St NW).

Join us for an evening of socializing, chatting about Wikipedia, discussing Wikimedia DC activities and the latest preparations for Wikimania 2012. (RSVP + details)


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You're invited: Smithsonian Institution Women in Science Edit-a-Thon![edit]

Who should come? You should. Really.
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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!

Sarah (talk) 23:33, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

GOCE March drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 backlog elimination drive update
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 Backlog elimination drive! Here's the mid-drive newsletter.

Participation: We have had 58 people sign up for this drive so far, which compares favorably with our last drive, and 27 have copy-edited at least one article. If you have signed up but have not yet copy-edited any articles, please consider doing so. Every bit helps! If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: Our target of completing the 2010 articles has almost been reached, with only 56 remaining of the 194 we had at the start of the drive. The last ones are always the most difficult, so thank you if you are able to help copy-edit any of the remaining articles. We have reduced the total backlog by 163 articles so far.

Special thanks: Special thanks to Stfg, who has been going through the backlog and doing some preliminary vetting of the articles—removing copyright violations, doing initial clean-up, and nominating some for deletion. This work has helped make the drive a more pleasant experience for all our volunteers.

Your drive coordinators – Dianna (talk), Stfg (talk), and Dank (talk)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXII, March 2012[edit]

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GOCE March drive wrap-up[edit]

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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 Backlog elimination drive! This is the most successful drive we have had for quite a while. Here is your end-of-drive wrap-up newsletter.

Participation

Of the 70 people who signed up for this drive, 40 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Special acknowledgement goes out to Lfstevens, who did over 200 articles, most of them in the last third of the drive, and topped all three leaderboard categories. You're a superstar! Stfg and others have been pre-checking the articles for quality and conformance to Wikipedia guidelines; some have been nominated for deletion or had some preliminary clean-up done to help make the copy-edit process more fun and appealing. Thanks to all who helped get those nasty last few articles out of the target months.

Progress report

During this drive we were successful in eliminating our target months—October, November, and December 2010—from the queue, and have now eliminated all the 2010 articles from our list. We were able to complete 500 articles this month! End-of-drive results and barnstar information can be found here.

When working on the backlog, please keep in mind that there are options other than copy-editing available; some articles may be candidates for deletion, or may not be suitable for copy-editing at this time for other reasons. The {{GOCEreviewed}} tag can be placed on any article you find to be totally uneditable, and you can nominate for deletion any that you discover to be copyright violations or completely unintelligible. If you need help deciding what to do, please contact any of the coordinators.

Thank you for participating in the March 2012 drive! All contributions are appreciated. Our next copy-edit drive will be in May.

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Benjamin F. Robertson[edit]

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It is not possible for me to plagiarize my own self using my own well-researched sources. I am God. Mark Sublette (talk) 09:56, 14 April 2012 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 09:56, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

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Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner[edit]

Wikimedia DC.svg Please join us for a Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner on Saturday, May 5. This will be a great opportunity to meet other Wikimedians from the DC area, discuss upcoming Wikimedia DC activities and events, and have fun over dinner and drinks. All ages are welcome! Kirill [talk] 04:06, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

GOCE May copy edit drive[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their May 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on May 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on May 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goal for the drive will be to eliminate January, February, and March 2011 from the queue. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 5 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, and Stfg.

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The Bugle: Issue LXXIII, April 2012[edit]

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Benjamin F. Robertson[edit]

I've temporarily blanked this article why we sort out the copyright problem - which should be easier enough to sort. At the moment it would appear there is no licensing information at the source so we must assume that it is not available under a compatible license. Obviously if you are the copyright holder then you are allowed to post it here but the problem we currently have is that there is no way to prove you're the copyright owner. The easiest way for you to fix this would be to post a message on your user page at [[11]] stating that you also edit as Mark Sublette at wikipedia. This way we can link the two accounts and be confident you are the copyright holder. You could even immediately revert your edit if you want as we could still link the accounts. If you do not do it this way there may be other ways we can explore to verify permission but the way I suggest is likely to be both easiest and quickest. Dpmuk (talk) 16:42, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi. We need to explicitly link your accounts, or I'm afraid we have no choice but to treat the content as though it was authored by somebody else. I apologize for the red tape, but this is a legal matter. I see you've been actively editing; can you please just add a link to your Wikipedia here at [12] while logged in there? If you do that and leave a note at the talk page of the article letting us know that you have, we can mark this resolved and restore the content. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:20, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

You're invited: Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-thon![edit]

S. Dillon Ripley & Uncle Beazley.jpg Please join us for the second Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-thon! This event will focus on Smithsonian history including the history of the Institution's museums, archives, research centers and the people behind them. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the Archives, work within them & with staff, and learn more about the world's largest museum complex. We hope you'll join us on Friday, May 25. Please sign up here! Sarah (talk) 21:47, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
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GOCE May mid-drive newsletter[edit]

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Participation: Out of 49 people signed up for this drive so far, 26 have copy-edited at least one article. It's a smaller group than last drive, but we're making good progress. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, please consider doing so. Every bit helps! If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: We're on track to meet our targets for the drive, largely due to the efforts of Lfstevens and the others on the leaderboard. Thanks to all. We have reduced our target group of articles—January, February, and March 2011—by over half, and it looks like we will achieve that goal. Good progress is being made on the overall backlog as well, with over 500 articles copy-edited during the drive so far. The total backlog currently sits at around 3200 articles.

Hall of Fame: GOCE coordinator Diannaa was awarded a spot in the GOCE Hall of Fame this month! She has copy-edited over 1567 articles during these drives, and surpassed the 1,000,000-word mark on May 5. On to the second million! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg

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The Bugle: Issue LXXIV, May 2012[edit]

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GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 54 people who signed up this drive, 32 copy-edited at least one article. Last drive's superstar, Lfstevens, again stood out, topping the leader board in all three categories and copy-editing over 700 articles. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We were once again successful in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog—while removing 1166 articles from the queue, the second-most in our history. The total backlog currently sits at around 2600 articles, down from 8323 when we started out just over two years ago.

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Coodinator election: The six-month term for our third tranche of Guild coordinators will be expiring at the end of June. We will be accepting nominations for the fourth tranche of coordinators, who will also serve a six-month term. Nominations will open starting on June 5. For complete information, please have a look at the election page. – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, and Stfg

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Nomination of Douglas M. Webster for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Douglas M. Webster 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/Douglas M. Webster (2nd nomination) 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 template from the top of the article. MilborneOne (talk) 17:18, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their July 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on July 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on July 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to eliminate the articles tagged in April, May and June 2011 from the queue and to complete all requests placed before the end of June. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 6 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in April–June 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg.

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GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Apache Records[edit]

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GOCE July 2012 mid-drive newsletter[edit]

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Participation: Out of 37 people signed up for this drive so far, 25 have copy-edited at least one article. It's a smaller group than last drive, but we're making good progress. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: We're almost on track to meet our targets for the drive. Great work, guys. We have reduced our target group of articles—May, June, and July 2011—by about 40%, and the overall backlog has been reduced by 264 articles so far, to around 2500 articles.

Copy Edit of the Month: Starting in August, your best copy-editing work of the month will be eligible for fabulous prizes! See here for details. – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GOCE July drive wrap-up[edit]

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Participation: Out of 45 people who signed up this drive, 31 have copy-edited at least one article. Lfstevens continues to carry most of the weight, having edited 360 articles and over a quarter of a million words already. Thanks to all who have participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, will be available early in August here.

Progress report: We are once again very close to achieving in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog. Only 35 such articles remain at press time. The total backlog currently sits at under 2400 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We are just two articles away from completing all requests made before July 2012 (both are in progress).

Copy Edit of the Month: Starting in August, you'll be able to submit your best copy-editing work for palaver, praise, and prizes. See here for details. – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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The Bugle: Issue LXXVI, July 2012[edit]

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You're invited to Masterpiece Museum Edit-a-Thon![edit]

"Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
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The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Wikimedia DC present the "Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon. Drawing from their vast vaults of art, the caretakers of the Smithsonian American Art Museum have meticulously drawn forth canvas jewels to import into Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia articles. The museum directors and staff are excited about this project, and would love to have experienced Wikimedians help in the effort! Kirill [talk] 18:03, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

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1st Experimental Guided Missiles Group[edit]

I'm finished updating that article. Sorry if we were bumping heads earlier. Take care :) Bwmoll3 (talk) 20:04, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

No worries - I was just trying to catch your sentence fragment...Mark Sublette (talk) 20:46, 13 August 2012 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 20:46, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Snipe hunt[edit]

You're welcome. You're the first person to thank me for such a thing. Openskye (talk) 13:10, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

GOCE news and September drive invitation[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The August 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best August copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • September 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on September 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit the articles tagged longest ago and to complete all requests placed before the end of August. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top six in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged longest ago", and "Longest article". This drive features a much easier signup process. We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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The Bugle: Issue LXXVII, August 2012[edit]

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GOCE September activities[edit]

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A quick reminder of our current events:

  • The August 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the discussion and voting stage until midnight September 14 (UTC).
  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the submissions stage until midnight September 30 (UTC), when discussion and voting begin.
  • The September 2012 Backlog elimination drive is now underway! The event runs until midnight September 30 (UTC). The goal is to copy edit articles with the oldest tags and complete all requests placed before September. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who participates, with special awards given to the top five in the following categories: "Total articles", "Total words", "Total articles over 5,000 words", "Total articles tagged longest ago", and "Longest article". – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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Copyright violation[edit]

Hi there. I just had to remove and/or rewrite a large chunk of the article Consolidated XB-41 Liberator due to copyright violations; the "Testing" section included large pieces of close paraphrasing and even a lengthy portion cut-and-pasted from this source, which the article history indicates you added in July. Please note that cut-and-pasting from sources that are not public domain is against Wikipedia policy; copyright violations are taken extremely seriously and editors who are responsible for them can be blocked. You might want to check your other contributions and be sure that they aren't copyvios; Duplication Detector is a helpful tool for spotting them. Thanks. - The Bushranger One ping only 05:27, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Oh, I don't mind. I've been contributing to Mr. Baugher's page for years, so I guess I get a little comfortable citing him. No worries. Mark Sublette (talk) 07:31, 6 September 2012 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 07:31, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Military history coordinator election[edit]

The Military history WikiProject has started its 2012 project coordinator election process, where we will select a team of coordinators to organize the project over the coming year. If you would like to be considered as a candidate, please submit your nomination by 14 September. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the current coordinators on their talk page. This message was delivered here because you are a member of the Military history WikiProject. – Military history coordinators (about the projectwhat coordinators do) 09:29, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries[edit]

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries is part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries 2012, the second annual continent-wide campaign to bring Wikipedia and libraries together with on-site events. Running this fall through October and November, libraries (and archives) will open their doors to help build a lasting relationship with their local Wikipedian community.

Organized by Wikimedia DC, this event will take place on October 12, 2012, and will include new editor training, a "backstage pass" tour of the National Museum of Natural History, and an edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend!

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GOCE mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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  • Participation: Out of 37 people signed up for this drive so far, 19 have copy-edited at least one article, about the same as the last drive. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!
  • Progress report: We're almost on track to meet our targets for the drive. Great work, guys. We have reduced our target group of articles—August, September, and October 2011—by about 44%, and the overall backlog has been reduced by 58 articles so far, to around 2600 articles. The biggest difference between this drive and the previous one is a stronger focus on large articles, so total word counts are still comparable.
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GOCE September 2012 drive wrap-up[edit]

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Participation: Out of 41 people who signed up this drive, 28 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing July, August, September and October 2011 from the backlog. This means that, for the first time since the drives began, the backlog is less than a year. At least 677 tagged articles were copy edited, although 365 new ones were added during the month. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2341 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 54 requests outstanding before September 2012 as well as eight of those made in September.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the August 2012 competition, and prizes will be issued soon. The September 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The October 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

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The Bugle: Issue LXXVIII, September 2012[edit]

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GOCE fall newsletter[edit]

Fall Events from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The October 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best October copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • Voting is in progress for the September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
  • NEW!! In the week from Sunday 21 October to Saturday 27 October, we are holding a Project Blitz, in which we will copy edit articles tagged with {{copyedit}} belonging to selected project(s). For the first blitz, we'll start with WikiProject Olympics and WikiProject Albums and add more Projects to the blitz as we clear them. The blitz works much like our bimonthly drives, but a bit simpler. Everyone is welcome to take part, and barnstars will be awarded.
  • November 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on November 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in 2011 and to complete all requests placed before the end of October. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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The Bugle: Issue LXXIX, October 2012[edit]

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GOCE November 2012 copy edit drive update[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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  • Participation: Out of 31 people signed up for this drive so far, 22 have copy-edited at least one article. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!
  • Progress report: We're on track to meet our targets for the drive. We have reduced our target group of articles—November and December 2011—by over 50%, and 34 of the the 56 requests made in September and October this year have already been fulfilled. However, the rate of tagging for copy edit has increased, and this month we are just keeping the size of the backlog stable. So, all you copy editors, please do come along and help us!
  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest was won by Baffle gab1978 for his copy edit of Expulsion of the Acadians. Runner up was Gareth Griffith-Jones for his edit of I Could Fall in Love. Congratulations to both.
  • The October 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the discussion and voting stage until midnight November 30 (UTC). You don't have to make a submission to vote!
  • November 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the submissions stage until midnight November 30 (UTC), when discussion and voting begin.
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The Bugle: Issue LXXX, November 2012[edit]

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GOCE November drive wrap-up[edit]

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Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 38 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy-edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here. All the barnstars have now been distributed.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing November and December 2011 from the backlog. For the first time since the drives began, the backlog consists only of articles tagged in the current year. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2690 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 56 requests outstanding before November 2012 as well as eight of those made in November.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the October 2012 competition, and prizes have been issued. The November 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The December 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

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Coodinator election: The six-month term for our fourth tranche of Guild coordinators will expire at the end of December. Nominations are open for the fifth tranche of coordinators, who will serve from 1 January to 30 June 2013. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

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DC Meetup #33[edit]

December 10 is Ada Lovelace's birthday! Not only was she the world's first computer programmer, but also the world's first female open source developer! Come celebrate with Wikimedia District of Columbia at Busboys & Poets for an informal get together!

The Washington, DC event will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Busboys & Poets on 5th St NW & K St NW near Mt Vernon Square. The area is easily accessible by the Red Line Chinatown stop and the Yellow Line and Green Line Mt Vernon Square stop, as well as by WMATA buses.

Kirill [talk] 14:19, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

GOCE mid-December newsletter[edit]

End of Year Events from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The December 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best December copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • Voting is in progress for the November 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
  • From Sunday 16 December to Saturday 22 December, we are holding a Project Blitz, in which we will copy edit articles tagged with {{copyedit}} from January 2012. The blitz works much like our bimonthly drives, but a bit simpler. Everyone is welcome to take part, and barnstars will be awarded.
  • January 2013 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on January 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in January, February, and March 2012 and complete all requests placed before the end of 2012. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in January, February, and March 2012", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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Wikimedia DC Holiday Party and Wiki Loves Monuments Exhibition[edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC and four other local media nonprofits—the National Press Club's Young Members Committee, 100Reporters, IRE and the Fund for Investigative Journalism—in winding down another year with a night of well-mannered frivolity.

The festivities will take place on Friday evening from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the Zenger Room on the 13th Floor of the National Press Club, located on 529 14th Street NW, near Metro Center. There will be meat and vegetarian appetizers as well as a cash bar with specially reduced drink prices all night long. In addition, we will be exhibiting the finalists of the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest at the event.

Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 04:43, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Season's tidings![edit]

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To you and yours, Have a Merry ______ (fill in the blank) and Happy New Year! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 01:28, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXI, December 2012[edit]

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GOCE 2012 Annual Report[edit]

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The GOCE has wrapped up another successful year of operations!

Our 2012 Annual Report is now ready for review.

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GOCE mid-drive newsletter, January 2013[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXII, January 2013[edit]

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GOCE February 2013 newsletter[edit]

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We are preparing to start our February requests blitz and March backlog elimination drive.

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DC happy hour on Thursday, February 28![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for Happy Hour at the Capitol City Brewery at Metro Center on Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 34. Hope to see you there! Harej (talk) 02:29, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

GOCE news: February 2013[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Blitzes/February 2013 wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 19 people who signed up for this blitz, 9 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the six-day blitz, we removed over twenty articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the March drive in a few days! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Torchiest, BDD and Miniapolis.

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXIII, February 2013[edit]

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Invitation to a discussion: Wikipedia and legislative data[edit]

Hi Mark Sublette, since you are interested in meetups in DC, I'd like to invite you to attend the Cato Institute's "Wikipedia and Legislative Data" events on March 14. (There's also an all day workshop on March 15; let me know if you are interested, we may be able to add more people.)

There will be an introduction to Wikipedia and open edit-a-thon in the afternoon, and a Sunshine Week Reception in the evening. I hope you can make it!

Hope to see you there! -Pete (talk) 19:19, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, March 9![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Guapo's at Tenleytown-AU on Saturday, March 9 at 5 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 35. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 14:05, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

GOCE mid-March 2013 newsletter[edit]

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You are invited to a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29[edit]

In honor of Women's History Month, the Smithsonian and the National Museum of Women in the Arts are teaming up to organize a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 10:00am - 5:00pm. The event is focused on encouraging women editors while improving Wikipedia entries about women artists and art world figures. This event is free of charge, but participation is limited to 20 volunteers, so RSVP today! Sarasays (talk) 23:20, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXIV, March 2013[edit]

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

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We have completed our March backlog elimination drive.

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

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 36. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:10, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

You are invited to the "All Things GW" editathon on Saturday, April 20[edit]

The "All Things GW" editathon on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. is a rare chance to go behind the scenes in the University Archives of the GW Libraries and use their unique resources to research and update Wikipedia pages related to The George Washington University and the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Did you miss our last D.C. history editathon? This is your is your chance to come edit with wiki-friends using different great collection! The event includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the University Archives and a show-and-tell of some of its most interesting treasures, snacks, and the editathon.

Participation is limited to 30 volunteers, so RSVP today! Dominic·t 07:22, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetups on April 19 and 20[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for two exciting events this weekend:

On the evening of Friday, April 19, we're hosting our first-ever WikiSalon at our K Street office. The WikiSalon will be a twice-monthly informal meetup and collaborative editing event to help build the community of Wikimedia enthusiasts here in DC; please join us for its inaugural session. Light refreshments will be provided.

On Saturday, April 20, we've partnered with the George Washington University to host the All Things GW Edit-a-Thon at the Teamsters Labor History Research Center. Please join us for behind-the-scenes tours of the University Archives and help edit articles about GWU history.

We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these events! Kirill [talk] 20:15, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXV, April 2013[edit]

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

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DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, May 11![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, May 11 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 23:15, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on May 24[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of May 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon 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] 18:30, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVI, May 2013[edit]

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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.

Please go to the event page to get more information, including a detailed program schedule.

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) 00:55, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

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DC WikiSalon on June 6[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 6 at our K Street office.

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We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 12:01, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

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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]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, June 15 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:34, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

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

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVII, June 2013[edit]

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GOCE June/July 2013 events[edit]

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We have completed our June blitz and are about to commence our July backlog elimination drive.

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

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, July 13 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 00:08, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

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

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Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the
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You're invited to the Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon, part of a series of edit-a-thons organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum to add and expand articles about American art and artists on Wikipedia.

This event will include a catered lunch and special tours of the Luce Foundation Center for American Art and the Lunder Conservation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013
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GOCE July 2013 news report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2013 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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  • Participation: Out of 30 people who have signed up for this drive so far, 18 have participated. If you have signed up for the drive but have not yet participated, it isn't too late. If you haven't signed up for the drive, sign up now!
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  • Progress report: Thus far we have reduced the number of May/June 2012 articles to just 124 articles, so we're on the right track. Unfortunately, for the first time in GOCE history, the number of articles in the backlog has actually gone up during this drive. While all participants are currently doing a fine job, we just don't have as many of them as we have had in the past. We have over 500 editors on our mailing list, but only 18 editors who have done a copy edit for the drive. If you're receiving this newsletter, it's because you have an interest in copy editing. Join the drive! Even if you only copy edit one article, it helps. Imagine how much progress we could make if everyone chipped in just one article.

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVIII, July 2013[edit]

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

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, August 24 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

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GOCE July 2013 copy edit drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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We have completed our July backlog elimination drive.

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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.

The WikiSalon 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] 11:24, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXIX, August 2013[edit]

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

Are you free on Saturday, September 14? If so, please join Wikimedia DC and local Wikipedians for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages are welcome!

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GOCE Blitz wrap-up and September 2013 drive invitation[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors August Blitz wrap-up
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Participation: Out of sixteen people who signed up for this blitz, nine copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 26 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the September drive in a few days! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Torchiest, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95 and The Utahraptor.

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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] 14:40, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Kirill [talk] 16:41, 16 September 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.

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We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 05:35, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXXX, September 2013[edit]

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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.

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GOCE September 2013 drive wrap-up[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCI, October 2013[edit]

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GOCE Blitz wrap-up; join us for the November drive[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors October Blitz wrap-up
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Participation: Out of eleven people who signed up for this blitz, eight copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

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The Bugle: Issue XCII, November 2013[edit]

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Serial style at MARB[edit]

Hello Mark. I see you added italics to the serial numbers of the March Air Reserve Base aircraft image Seems to me that vehicle names, like Enola Gay get italics, but the serial numbers do not. MOS:ITALIC is pretty clear as to ships & locomotives, but does not mention aircraft. And the aviation WikiProject guidelines WP:AVINAME & WP:AVIMOS do not address the serial number question. What do you think? Shall we tweak the guidelines? Thanks. – S. Rich (talk) 18:36, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

I have been using this guideline from List of Military Aircraft Accidents and Incidents for years: "Information on aircraft gives the type, and if available, the serial number of the operator in italics, the constructors number, also known as the manufacturer's serial number (c/n), exterior codes in apostrophes, nicknames (if any) in quotation marks, flight callsign in italics, and operating units." I think that the Enola Gay may well fall into the category of being SO notable that it warrants an exception to the rule. User:Mark Sublette
Wow – it looks like this has been your bailiwick for a long time! But does an article description really set WP:MOS? If the layout you describe has non-WP guidance that supports it, I suggest you modify/expand the guidance in those links I mentioned. I've got real feelings one way or the other. The MARB page is on my watch list, so I caught sight of your modification. – S. Rich (talk) 01:36, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

November 2013 GOCE drive wrap-up[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCIII, December 2013[edit]

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GOCE December 2013 Blitz wrap-up and January Drive invitation[edit]

December Notes from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The December blitz ran from December 8–14. The theme for this blitz was articles tied in some way to religion. Seven editors knocked out 20 articles over the course of the week. Our next blitz will be in February, with a theme to be determined. Feel free to make theme suggestions at the Guild talk page!

The January 2014 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on January 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in October and November 2012 and complete all requests placed before the end of 2013. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in October and November 2012", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there!

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GOCE 2013 Annual Report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2013 Annual Report
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The GOCE has wrapped up another successful year of operations!

Our 2013 Annual Report is now ready for review.

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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!

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The Bugle: Issue XCIV, January 2014[edit]

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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)

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GOCE February blitz wrapup[edit]

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March GOCE copyedit drive[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCV, February 2014[edit]

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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!

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April blitz wrap-up and May copyediting drive invitation[edit]

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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.


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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:

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  • 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!

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Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]

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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?

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GOCE June 2014 newsletter[edit]

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Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2,987 articles to 2,236 articles in May, the lowest backlog total since we began keeping records in 2009! Since at least 300 new articles were tagged during May, that means we copy edited over 1,000 articles in a single month. Amazing work, everyone!

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The Bugle: Issue XCIX, June 2014[edit]

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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!

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The Bugle: Issue C, July 2014[edit]

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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!

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The Bugle: Issue CI, August 2014[edit]

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GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

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Participation: Thanks to everyone who participated in the July drive. Of the 40 people who signed up this drive, 22 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

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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.


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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/


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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

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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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!

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List of aircraft accidents at Eglin Air Force Base[edit]

I noted your revert of my edit of List of aircraft accidents at Eglin Air Force Base in which you accuse me of "dumbing down" a source. I have to say to you that I have never "dumbed down" anything. I don't see how changing to lower case, as per WP:MOS is dumbing down, unless you think that Wikipedia is a dumbing down anyway, in which case why would you not recommend deletion of the article. The only "dumbing down" in this article that I can see is the misspelling of "Enroute", which should be "En route", which is what brought me to this article in the first place. Some people may say that "enroute" is acceptable but it is not; the correct version is "en route". I have no access to the Charleston Gazette which clearly you do, so why don't you get in touch with them and teach them how to write correct English. If you want clarification try this and this. In the mean time don't accuse me of "dumbing down". Jodosma (talk) 20:00, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

My my - touchy, aren't we? I quoted the source as it was printed. Don't get yer knickers in a knot. I did not undo your "en route" edit, only the headline type set. Look closely. User:Mark Sublette

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GOCE coordinator elections[edit]

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December 2014 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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Drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in November's Backlog Elimination Drive. Of the 43 people who signed up for this drive, 26 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: The November Drive removed 26 requests from the Requests page and 509 articles from the {{copy edit}} backlog. We copy edited 83 articles tagged in the target months; July, August, and September 2013. Together with tag removals from articles unsuitable for copy editing, we eliminated July 2013 from the backlog and reduced August and September's tags to 61 and 70 respectively. As of 01:01, 1 December 2014 (UTC), the backlog stood at 1,974 articles, dipping below 2,000 for the first time in the Guild's history (see graph at right). Well done everyone!

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