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Thanks for the help with the Lulz Security article[edit]

Thanks for all the help with the Lulz Security article. I'm just getting used to writing articles and your help is very much appreciated. Polyquest (talk) 01:19, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

welcoming new users[edit]

Thank you for taking on the job of welcoming new users. I would like to let you know that you should only welcome new users who have already made edits. Thanks! Crazymonkey1123 (Jacob) T or M/Sign mine 23:46, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Most welcome templates thank new users for their contributions; that is why you shouldn't welcome users who have vandalized or have not edited. Crazymonkey1123 (Jacob) T or M/Sign mine 23:53, 3 June 2011 (UTC)
P.S. The user you welcomed, Ryan123Clarke123, has already started vandalizing. Crazymonkey1123 (Jacob) T or M/Sign mine 23:55, 3 June 2011 (UTC)
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Crazymonkey1123 (Jacob) T or M/Sign mine 00:05, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

There are other factors as well; some users don't like being welcomed (surprising to me at first, but then I realized I wouldn't really have appreciated a welcome template, either), and given that there is already a welcome-template-esque page after registration, much of the material is duplicated. Also, because most registered accounts never edit, some people believe that welcoming users who haven't edited yet is a waste of server resources, which is one reason we don't have automatic or bot welcoming place right now. I would say that some sort of auto-welcome trial would be nice to see if it actually improves editing rates for new users, but I guess the performance issues make that unlikely. /ƒETCHCOMMS/ 22:57, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

I thought I *WAS* editing my user page... RandySteer (talk) 22:48, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

US National Archives collaboration[edit]

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United States National Archives WikiProject
Would you like to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the National Archives and its incredible collection? This summer, the National Archives—which houses some of America's most important historical documents—is hosting me as its Wikipedian in Residence, and I have created WP:NARA to launch these efforts.

There are all sorts of tasks available for any type of editor, whether you're a writer, organizer, gnome, coder, or image guru. The National Archives is making its resources available to Wikipedia, so help us forge this important relationship! Please sign up and introduce yourself. Dominic·t 15:22, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Doc Hastings[edit]

I don't really understand why you would consider this sentence non-neutral: Hastings is one of the most pro-business pro-jobs representatives in the Congress, according to the United States Chamber of Commerce which gives Hastings a score of 94 out of 100 based on his 16-year voting record. [1]

While this sentence would be considered neutral: The United States Chamber of Commerce gives Hastings a score of 94 out of 100 based on his 16-year voting record. [2]

Without the introductory phrase, the rating from the United States Chamber of Commerce is meaningless. Is the 94 out of 100 for his work in basketweaving? His excellence in facial hair? Obviously it's not a neutral statement in that it reports the point of view of the USCoC. However, that viewpoint is posted in a neutral way without a long explanation of what the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is trying to rate.

Notice that other paragraphs in the same section also start with brief introductory explanations:

Hastings has strong pro-life views on abortion issues..... Hastings rates low with some union groups

For anyone truly interested they could open up the reference to see Hastings is something like #4 or 5 in the Congress for lifetime rating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. But I thought that might be too much detail (and subject to fluctuation based on a single vote) for a good Wikipedia entry.

I still feel like the Hastings interest group ratings page is not consistently written. Some of the positive interest group ratings he has received from "Conservative" groups contain an interpretative sentence (i.e. "is one of the most business-friendly representatives"), while the ratings listed by "Liberal" groups simply state the rating without interpretation (i.e. only says "rates low with some union groups"). I think this section needs to be rewritten for consistency --- either all ratings should contain an interpretative comment, or none of them should. leftcider (talk) 19 July 2011

I didn't realize I needed to use four tildas to sign notes and edits on discussion pages. I had made some edits to Wikipedia many years ago under another username, but no longer have that password. A friend of mine offline is also a Wikipedia administrator, so I decided to join the community and add my body of knowledge as well. I'm not entirely sure if or whether I should edit my own talk page to include information about myself, either. Ylanne (talk) 05:08, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Smithsonian Archives of American Art Backstage Pass[edit]

Archives of American Art Backstage Pass! - You are invited!
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The Smithsonian is hosting its first Backstage Pass at the Archives of American Art in, Washington, D.C., on Friday, July 29. 10 Wikimedians will experience the behind the scenes aspects of archiving the world's largest collection of documents and photographs related to American art. After a complimentary lunch, an edit-a-thon will take place and prizes will be awarded. Followed by an evening happy hour. We hope you'll participate! SarahStierch (talk) 16:48, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

GLAM-Wiki Baltimore meetup[edit]

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]

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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)

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

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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)

Red Vic[edit]

Didn't appreciate your snide comment. Thanks for finding a reference where I could not. Yours in memory of the more friendly days of the 1960s, your friend, GeorgeLouis (talk) 20:24, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

La Grange[edit]

Hi Meelar,

Thanks for your welcome. I think La Grange was my first edit. I recently met someone from there and became interested in the town. I saw that tagging and so decided to make it less offensive. I, too, live in a town with the village form of government and am politically active so I was sensitive to the issue. I felt bad about reducing the size of the paragraph but was very glad to see that you found the edit to be favorable. Were you from La Grange? Hoping to be able to remove more taggings in the future by being a good editor!

Yours,

MadZarkoff (sort of dates me doesn’t it?) Tilde as a signature seems strange...hope this works. MadZarkoff (talk) 02:25, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Campaign finance[edit]

Hi,

yes I am the one who worked on the Campaign finance page. The subject has been my professional concern for about 30 years and it is still strange for me that the U.S. discussion about "money in politics" stays fixed on "campaigns". For the rest of the universe (among others Canada, Latin America and Europe) "campaign and party" are tied together. Therefore I have offered an new page on "Political finance" which includes both aspects and should give a broader perspective of the subject. My draft page has been added to the backlog of additional new pages. I wonder if you can do anything about it.

Yours,

khnassmacher (September 16, 2011) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.2.166.94 (talk) 06:23, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Hopefully I now found a way to sign my message Khnassmacher (talk) 13:50, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

I'm looking forward to your question! Yours Khnassmacher (talk) 13:54, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi Meelar, you have hit upon a very good point. For the time being we could drop "policies" because the literature (except Herb Alexanders regular studies "Financing the ... election") does not touch upon issue campaigns for referendums or ballot issues.

My intention was to demonstrate to American users that campaign does not necessarily mean "candidate campaign" because parties (especially in non-U.S. democracies) do run heavy campaign costs and the umbrella "yes" and "no" campaign organizations for all ballot questions (referendums) spend lots of money, too. I was not thinking of more general public opinion campaigns that are not directly related to a voting procedure.

Michael Pinto-Duschinsky has many times argued in favor of a more broadly defined term of "political finance". Unfortunately I don't know whether this has been in his writings, too, or just in various discussions, which I have had with him. British and Canadian legislation has taken up the election related part of the issue (spending of interested money during the official campaign period) under the heading of "third party advertising". There is some similarity to the "independent expenditures" of U.S. campaigns, However, in Canada and the U.K. such expenses are limited by law. Best regards, Khnassmacher (talk) 06:24, 22 September 2011 (UTC)Khnassmacher (talk) 06:28, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I missed your point about the heading of the article. Yes, I think that the heading "Camapign finance" (and the text that follws the the more generalizied introduction) has a massive U.S. bias. The rest of the world would look for "party and campaign finance" or "campaign and party finance". The international literature has opted for the more comprehensive term "political finance" long ago (Heidenheimer 1970). Therefore I have offered a stub article under this heading. It certainly needs enlargement and I am willling to contribute. Renaming or re-writing the "campaign finance" article is a task that I would not dare to undertake. All the best, Khnassmacher (talk) 06:39, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi Meelar, it seems that I was able to enter my new page on "political finance" (as a stub). I would appreciate your comments. Best, Khnassmacher (talk) 15:03, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

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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sunbathing in Miami[edit]

Hello. Back in 2008 I was doing a long term project on the reliability of writers for Wikipedia. An image that I was going to use, the "Sunbathing in Miami jpg." was deleted by you back then. I would like for you to temporarily reupload it if you can so that I can use it for my Online Media project. I exchange for this image if you can successfully reupload it, then I will give you a online picture of my favorite anime scene.

         AstromanAstroman5555 (talk) 23:46, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrol survey[edit]

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

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We will be holding an edit-a-thon, working together to improve Wikipedia content related to DC history, arts, civil rights, or whatever suits your interests. There may also be opportunities to help with scanning historic photos plus some swag!

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Thanks for the Clarification[edit]

Thanks for clarifying here http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Murder&action=historysubmit&diff=458341490&oldid=458086377

I wasn't sure if I should revert that in retrospect, so I undid my reversion. Cheers. wsoder (talk) 04:28, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

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

Fine Art Edit-a-Thon & Meetup - Who should come? You should. Really.
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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)

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 01:27, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

1 Wikipedians from DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, New York City, and Pittsburgh have been invited.

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Proposed revamp of Lobbying in the United States[edit]

I have a tentative draft in this sandbox. I'll probably swap it into the Lobbying in the United States article in a day or so after I fix it up a bit; it needs pictures or graphics possibly plus some repairs to references and could be condensed perhaps. I did come across some references to "K Street" but not as many as I had found earlier so I'm still not too sure whether it's worth it to expand the K-Street -- lobbying place article too. But the current "lobbying" article now needs to be improved substantially in my view. If you have thoughts about this stuff let me know.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 05:17, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Georgia (U.S. state[edit]

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Dick Durbin

Hi, please note that I've reverted your edits to Dick Durbin, because I believe your edit deletion of my edit hides a significant aspect of how Durbin entered public life, shows why the previous office-holder was opposed, shows possible motivations for Durbin entering public life, exposes who his main supporters were, and hence, shining a light on how he decides public policy. These are factual statements, documented from a respected source, and hence, I cannot see how it would violate WP:NPOV. If you disagree, feel free to discuss at Talk:Dick Durbin.

This is my first and only post so far, so please do not bully up on me. I am not notified of changes in this post, but it has been taken down 3 times now without any chance for me to dispute it or know how to prevent you from molesting my post. If you want to contest this again, play fair and tell me how to stop you.

Thanks Latest revision as of 21:51, 28 January 2012 99.112.186.58 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.112.186.58 (talk)


Meeler, what gives with the Gabriel poster who deletes your contested flag and puts unsubstantiated material into the Dick Durbin House of Representatives section with bogus references? You just changed back to the original, but this guy walks all over both you and I. --99.112.186.58 (talk) 17:43, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks for your welcome and help on Push Polls[edit]

Dear Meelar, Thanks for your guidance on Push polls and the warm welcome!Pigdog234 (talk) 21:19, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

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

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

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

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Kent Hance[edit]

Hey, this is Elvismoya, new to Wikipedia. I am trying to update the page for the Chancellor of Texas Tech University, Kent Hance. I made changes as well as uploaded his photo, but it was removed. I am an employee of Texas Tech and he has personally requested my help with this project. Your help is greatly appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elvismoya (talkcontribs) 17:05, 3 April 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for the info. My question is: Why was the photo removed and other information that was deleted because it is not true? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elvismoya (talkcontribs) 17:22, 3 April 2012 (UTC)


I appreciate your help, immensely. Do we need to get a pic from our files that is not on our official texas tech website? Can that be used? We just also want to include his current work and job description here at the university. Thank you again!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elvismoya (talkcontribs) 18:05, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Appreciate you! I uploaded a new photo on Commons, and tagged the photo from our main university website and also listed the detailed information that i believe is required. Being a first time user, i am a bit confused, but hopefully getting better. I also updated some other items, but changed up so the info is not the same as the resume (CV). Does it look right now? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elvismoya (talkcontribs) 19:40, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

I tried re-upload the KENT HANCE headshot image that we own here at Texas Tech University, but it was taken down and now i cannot reupload the image on Commons? What do you suggest? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elvismoya (talkcontribs) 13:19, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner[edit]

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

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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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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] 14:15, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

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] 04:39, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Barack Obama?[edit]

Hello Meelar, first of all I'd like to express my respect and appreciation for your contribution on Wikipedia. I saw on your user page that you said you created the article on president Barack Obama. That would've been nice if it was true, however it's only close to being right. That may make more sense to everyone: Barack Obama: Revision history Yambaram (talk) 05:52, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Actually, that was me--I didn't realize I wasn't logged in until I saved halfway through writing the stub article. If you trace the anon IP, you'll see it resolves to American University, my alma mater. It's a minor claim to fame, but one I'm actually entitled to, so I wanted to set the record straight. Thanks! Meelar (talk) 12:55, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
Hi, well it's all understood now, I totally believe you. Who would've believed what this article would come to be.. Yambaram (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 21:56, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

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

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

Hi Meelar, 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] 14:00, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

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) 23:15, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

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!

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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] 20:10, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

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] 23:10, 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] 18:25, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Webinar / edit-a-thon at the National Library of Medicine (NLM)[edit]

Join us at the NLM next week, either in person or online, to learn about NLM resources, hear some great speakers, and do some editing!

organized by Wiki Project Med

On Tuesday, 28 May there will be a community Wikipedia meeting at the United States National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland - with a second on Thursday, 30 May for those who can't make it on Tuesday. You can participate either in-person, or via an online webinar. If you attend in person, USB sticks (but not external drives) are ok to use.

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) 00:50, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

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.

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] 11:55, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Have time on Saturday?[edit]

I'm sorry for the last-minute notice, but on Saturday, June 8, from 3 to 6 PM, Wikimedia DC and the Cato Institute are hosting a Legislative Data Meetup. We will discuss the work done so far by WikiProject U.S. Federal Government Legislative Data to put data from Congress onto Wikipedia, as well as what more needs to be done. If you have ideas you'd like to contribute, or if you're just curious and feel like meeting up with other Wikipedians, you are welcome to come! Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there!

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Harej (talk) 04:13, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

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] 19:43, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

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

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic DC at the James Buchanan Memorial at Meridian Hill Park. We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck! :)

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Harej (talk) 15:37, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

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] 00:17, 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
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Meet at G Street Lobby (9th St. & G St. NW, Washington, D.C.)

Capacity is limited, so please sign up today!

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Message delivered by Dominic·t 02:21, 12 July 2013 (UTC).
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Luce Foundation Center

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!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 03:58, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

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] 11:33, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

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!

For more information and to sign up, please visit the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 18:50, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Million Award[edit]

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For your contributions to bring Barack Obama (estimated annual readership: 5,691,000) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 12:33, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

The Million Award is a new initiative to recognize the editors of Wikipedia's most-read content; you can read more about the award and its possible tiers (Quarter Million Award, Half Million Award, and Million Award) at Wikipedia:Million Award. You're also welcome to display this userbox:

Million award logo.svg This user won the Million Award for bringing Barack Obama to Featured Article status.


If I've made any error in this listing, please don't hesitate to correct it; if for any reason you don't feel you deserve it, please don't hesitate to remove it; if you know of any other editor who merits one of these awards, please don't hesitate to give it; if you yourself deserve another award from any of the three tiers, please don't hesitate to take it! Cheers and all best, -- Khazar2 (talk) 12:33, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 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] 14:49, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 26 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 05:45, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Sunday? Join us for a special Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for a special WikiSalon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library's Digital Commons Center. We will gather at 3 PM on Sunday, October 13, 2013 to discuss an important topic: what can Wikipedia and the DC area do to help each other? We hope to hear your thoughts and suggestions; if you have an idea you would like to pursue, please let us know and we will help!

Following the WikiSalon, we will be having dinner at a nearby restaurant, Ella's Wood Fired Pizza.

If you're interested in attending, please sign up at the event page. We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 02:04, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Meetups coming up in DC![edit]

Hey!

You are invited to two upcoming events in DC:

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

I hope to see you there!

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

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

Coming up in February![edit]

Hello there!

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

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

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

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

DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

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

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

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

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

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

An exciting month of wiki events![edit]

Hello there,

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best,
James Hare

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

Hello there!

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

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

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


Best,

James Hare

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

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