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Welcome to the 'pedia! I was born in Newton MA, by the way! Represent...


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Speedily Delete for UsedEverywhere[edit]

Hi there, I was wondering why you wanted to delete the page I created? You said that it isn't notable? Why is Craigslist notable? Why is Kijiji notable? The partnership is the first of its kind. It could raise a lot of money for the Nature Conservancy of Canada and spur additional similar partnerships. What should I add to make it more notable? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Canucks1000 (talkcontribs) 19:26, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for removing vandalism from my user page! -- Scientizzle 23:01, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Revert a warning[edit]

Just wondering why you reverted you warning on User talk:200.60.212.116 --mboverload@ 22:01, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

I realized that your warning was for the same vandalism.Michael A. White 00:14, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Your VandalProof Application[edit]

Dear Michael A. White,

Thank you for applying for VandalProof! (VP). As you may know, VP is a very powerful program, and in fact with the new 1.2 version release it has even more power. As such we must uphold strict protocols before approving a new applicant. Regretfully, I have chosen to decline your application at this time. The reason for this is that that you havn't made enough edits in the main article space. Please note it is nothing personal by any means, and we certainly welcome you to apply again in the not too distant future. Thank you for your interest in VandalProof.

edit count page[edit]

You're using IE correct? - Glen Stollery 13:53, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Yep, the old link (tool) is not updated so the new link (tool2) works fine (but not in IE which is why I asked...). FYI you've got 155 mainspace edits which unfortunately is still a wee bit too low for VP (250 min). However I will approve you at 200 which you'll reach in the shake of a lambs - thanks for your reply :) - Glen Stollery 14:06, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to VandalProof![edit]

Thank you for your interest in VandalProof, Michael A. White! You have now been added to the list of authorized users, so if you haven't already, simply download and install VandalProof from our main page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any other moderator, or you can post a message on the discussion page. Prodego talk 00:54, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Islamofascism and Bush Quotes[edit]

Greetings, I'm curious to know if you missed the following line at the head of the article?

This article is about the term "Islamofascism"; for a discussion of the relationship between fascism and Islam, see Neofascism and religion.

In the text you've just added Bush did not use the term "islamofascism". Would you kindly remove your citation? Thanks. (Netscott) 20:12, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. (Netscott) 20:16, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

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VandalSniper[edit]

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It does sound like a bad joke[edit]

I was listening to NPR and they had a guy from Slate talking about false confessions, which led me to false memories. We can joke about it, but people spent hard time in jail over the ridiculous theory. It would be a good name for a bad band.

User:Michael A. White/Schoolwork[edit]

Using Wikipedia to host your schoolwork is a violation of WP:NOT--Wikipedia is not a free webhost. Please reconsider this page, or it may be listed on WP:MFD. Thanks! -- Merope 13:56, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Ah, sorry about that, I should have thought of that. I removed it. --Michael WhiteT·C 23:38, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

School Assessment[edit]

Welcome. Thanks for the school assessment. If you would like to do more then please have a go (assessing other peoples work is a good way to learn). If you post the results as you did on the assessment page then someone may off you advice. Lots of advice available but maybe "be bold" is the first bit. Do ask if you are unsure Victuallers 10:34, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

But I can't stop it... C'mon haven't you ever vandalised?!?!


Nomination for Adminship[edit]

Mike, I have nominated you for adminship do to your "tough on crime" no-nonsense attitudes towards vandalism on wikipedia. I strongly encourage you to accept the nomination here.Hoponpop69 03:35, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Hyūga Hinata[edit]

Wait...I never did anything. I should create an account, should I? 71.37.21.54 22:32, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

WP:CVU status[edit]

The Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism Unit project is under consideration to be moved to {{inactive}} and/or {{historical}} status. Another proposal is to delete or redirect the project. You have been identified as a project member and your input as to this matter would be welcomed at WT:CVU#Inactive.3F and at the deletion debate. Thank you! Delivered on behalf of xaosflux 17:07, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Mike Bloomberg[edit]

I welcome the disclosure that you are from UniteForMike. I was wondering that myself last night when I saw that a Michael White who lives in Massachusetts was listed on the About page of UniteForMike. I checked for possible bias by looking at your Bloomberg edits and did not see cause for concern. That said, I want you to take a look at an issue on the Bloomberg page. I removed references to Bloomberg being a fiscal conservative. On the talk page I sourced this to the Club for Growth and also the New York Times. The editor ILikeBloomberg reinserted these references. In response, I inserted fact tags on all the references since none of it is sourced. My position is that Bloomberg claims to be a fiscal conservative, but in reality this is not true. I would like if you could look at the evidence for claims that Bloomberg is a fiscal conservative and decide for yourself. ILikeBloomberg is a biased editor and will not consider this on the evidence. Ultimately, I would like claims of being a fiscal conservative qualified by evidence and criticism, or removed altogether.Jmegill (talk) 16:11, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Well, thanks for taking a look at it. I still think his fiscal performance is more liberal than you do, but I am satisfied that you do not endorse calling him a fiscal conservative. Jmegill (talk) 20:58, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
Good Edit. I am impressed with the quote you dug up. Jmegill (talk) 03:16, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Bloomberg sources[edit]

I could be wrong, but the ancestry site looks like a personal website, which are usually not supposed to be used (see WP:Reliable sources). But either way, it lists three of his grandparents as having been born in Russia and the other in the US, so it doesn't support the statement I removed anyway. Encyclopædia Britannica states that Bloomberg's father was a Polish immigrant, but evidently he wasn't and the Wikipedia article states so, so I don't know what Britannica is referencing then? Your statement "when census records list a Jew from Russia, it is almost always actually Poland" may or may not be true, but what does it have to do with Michael Bloomberg? If I suppose it's possible that Bloomberg has Polish Jewish ancestors, but a reliable reference that states exactly that should be used to back it up (see Wikipedia:No original research). Anyway, the article as it is right now looks fine to me. All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 21:31, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

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Genealogy[edit]

I have removed yoru addition about the commonality of royal descent. Unless, and until, you can fully substantiate that, please don't re-add that. It's common to see such genealogies as products of poor scholarship and lazy research, and such lineages get hyped because of a supposed royal connection, but that is all a result of a magnified problem, not an actual circumstance. ThuranX (talk) 16:46, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

It may be a goal, but 'statistical' averagings aren't the same as actual lineages. Second, note that you'd likely have to be a proven relative, per your sources, of a monarch before 1600, and since records for most people don't start till after that era, it becomes impossible to prove. Do some lineages exist? yes. note also that your article makes note of all the pretenders. Those are legion. I can't count the number of shoddily researched trees that tie back to a few royals, then right back to even more spurious things as the bible. I've seen way too many trees go back to adam and eve. Every such tree, when you ask those who actually understand genealogy as a 'science', and not a religious imperative, dismiss such trees out of hand as the work of fabulists. As to motivation to find such connections, that's welcome in the article with citation, but such an overarching statement's inherently hard to support. This article does need cleanup, so I welcome any efforts you make, but we need to make it better, not just bigger. ThuranX (talk) 01:03, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
Searching for notable kin is certainly worth noting, but I really tire of the hypothetical, and mythical 'royal ancestor' noise. 10,000 Americans with a royal ancestor, by those colonial numbers you gave, are hardly any majority of anything. Any immigrant from Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Scandinavia, Belgium and so on, all the northern and western european countries which aren't England, don't have that demonstrable heritage in most cases. They may have some Nobility in their ancestry, but royalty comes far less often, so you'd again be talking about a very narrow view of things, one that we're trying to avoid on many articles, esp. that one, which already has had globalize tags numerous times. I am aware that there are numerous articles about finding your connection to royalty, but many of them aren't good as far as scholarship goes; one in one of the biggest newsstand genealogy magazines, abotu 3 years back, actually advocated fudging spellings and birthdates to approximate dates to find matches, when it's clear that by fudging data, you'd be shoehorning it in. And if you look at any of the major websites, like ancestry, rootsweb, or familysearch, where you can browse trees, the overlap of such 'royalty trees' with 'biblical ancestry trees' is tremendous, and royal trees outside of the biblical are few and far between, and never seem to list all those 'distant relations'. If I had to, I'm sure I could find a number of good research articles from the various scholarship oriented societies refuting the popular view, esp. as relates to the wider American population. I simply think that perpetuating a bad idea that has a wide following based on ego, not fact, is a bad idea. ThuranX (talk) 01:50, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Son of Genealogy[edit]

I'm in agreement with you on a lot of the nominations; there are a lot of articles about Princess Bertha of Bosnia and other "royalty", and needless to say, the Presidents of the United States are our version of royalty. Where I stand on it is that the parent (mother or father, or stepmother or stepdad) of an American president is inherently notable, simply because they shaped the values of a person who later became, not just a president, but "the President". As to a great-great-grandfather, the test might be "would this person have been considered notable if Wikipedia had existed in the 19th century"? James Bush might (everyone seems to have 15 minutes of fame on Wikipedia); on the other hand, Obadiah doesn't seem to have been any different than any other grizzled old prospector.

I see that someone got pissed off that you wrote that royal ancestry was common, but I think you're right. I don't know, it's like every other president is a descendant of King Edward III. There was one guy in England, whose name I read once and have never been able to find since, who was rather ordinary, but apparently a common ancestor of a 25 U.S. Presidents; that's one of the few occasions where I can say that a person would be notable because of his descendants.

Anyway, I think it's good that you ask the question about "did this person do anything notable in his or her own lifetime". There's no reason that genealogy freaks can't list all the ancestors in one article, rather than having each great-grandmother get her own separate page. Mandsford (talk) 23:01, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Randall O[edit]

Why are you trying to remove my sister and me from this site. She joined last night. What a welcome from you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.19.114.161 (talk) 08:43, 29 February 2008 (UTC) Maybe if you payed more attention at school you would learn some thing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Randall O (talkcontribs) 10:23, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Merging[edit]

Hi. With regards to your AfD nomination at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Francis Lightfoot Lee II, I wanted to let you know for future reference that AfD is not really the step to take when you wish to merge an article, although merge is not uncommonly an outcome at AfD. The procedure for proposing merges (and following through with them) is set out at Help:Merge. Generally, if you propose a merge by that procedure and it is not contested, you can be bold and implement it within a few days. I have closed the AfD with a recorded decision to merge, but I note that the proper destination article is unsure. Please use Talk:Sully (Fairfax County, Virginia) to settle the issue of which article should receive this material. When the matter is determined, you can go ahead and merge it. If you have any concerns about the steps for doing this (they sound far more complicated than they are, but the first time I did one I was nervous about it!) you can let me know at my talk page or get help at the help desk. Thanks for keeping an eye on article quality. :) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 17:18, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi. :) It doesn't get deleted afterwards. The contents of the page are replaced with #REDIRECT [[destination article]] {{R from merge}}. This makes sure it hangs around for GFDL reasons. I'd be happy to do the actual merge once a destination is determined, but I don't know which article would be best for it. :) If you could participate at Talk:Sully (Fairfax County, Virginia) to help determine that, that would be great. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 12:21, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for weighing in on that. :) I've completed the merge. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:01, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Oh, I don't mind doing it at all. I usually merge articles when I close AfDs that way. I just didn't know where to put it. :) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 15:23, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Theodore Roosevelt Coat of Arms.gif listed for deletion[edit]

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Theodore Roosevelt image[edit]

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Riffat Hassan[edit]

WPGS barnstar2.png For creating a well-referenced and well-written start-class article on Riffat Hassan, I award you the Gender Studies Barnstar. Phyesalis (talk)

Excellent work. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Thank you for expanding Wikipedia's coverage of feminist theology while combating systemic bias. --Phyesalis (talk) 19:48, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for your good work and great, enthusiastic spirit! I look forward to reading more of your work. A little mollusk (talk) 16:28, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

I trying to do that. can you also help me with another. Fan196 (talk) 17:06, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

I wanted to move Fan196/Nicole Wray's second studio album too. Thank you, your help is very much appreciated! Fan196 (talk) 17:12, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Alan Augustson[edit]

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Bunth - Thanks[edit]

Thank you for informing me about the neologisms. I was shoot down with inaccurate reasons before your post. That was the reason I continued to repost that article. I will re-post this article after I find a way to make it a common word in the English dictionary, until then, I will refrain from posting anything relating to it. Thanks again. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Animepinoy (talkcontribs) 19:26, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

why hello[edit]

Why hello good sir. How art thou? I hope you are well like me, Mr. Bean because that sounds grandioso. Well ill be going now. Good talking to you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.232.237.131 (talk) 22:34, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Re: Political families[edit]

First, thank you for your compliments. About the hierarchy lists and complete list of political offices held, these patterns were already started when I began my work on the page. I just figured I would follow what the previous posters did for the most part. And, yes I have considered splitting it into state-by-state lists, I might do it eventually, or if you'd like to do it, feel free to. packerfansam 20 March 2008

Re: Nicholas Roosevelt[edit]

I think I may have an obit or something related to Nicholas Roosevelt. Should I just try sending those to you through your blog? Krsalis (talk) 12:33, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

New Orleans[edit]

Regarding your map request, you didn't mention it in your request, but would you like Natchez marked on there as well? Kmusser (talk) 17:22, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

I have a draft done at Image:Neworleans steamboat route.png, let me know if you need any changes.Kmusser (talk) 19:15, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Diedrich Willers, Jr.[edit]

See my correction, thank you for pointing out my mistake, I misread this part in his obit.... Kraxler (talk) 14:51, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Hello Michael, listing birth and death places with the dates does not "clutter up the lead", it provides the most basic info for the person. Most encyclopedias in many different languages list these so. I know that the basic rule of Wikipedia favors your point of view, but this is one rule I choose to disregard, I have stated my opinion on the Wiki-guidelines page once... Kraxler (talk) 18:18, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

No need to apologize, I'm not offended. But, in my opinion (and I think I have read something similar in the wiki-guidelines), one should not edit an article just to move something from one place to another. Edit if you have something to add, and on such an occasion clean up something you think needs to be cleaned up. Otherwise you will waste a lot of time. What we need is more articles, even if they are slightly diverging from what the manual of style prescribes. Kraxler (talk) 16:46, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

User:Michael A. White/Genealogical information in articles[edit]

My pleasure (to read as well). Sardanaphalus (talk) 02:39, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

That's a well written guideline essay, and I have followed this line in a general way in my New York politician bios. I have included even more distant relationships if the relative has an own article in Wikipedia (bluelinked). As to the re-adding of the subcription-required link, it had occurred to me as an afterthought (after deleting) that the mention of the actual source should be there, only the internet link is rather useless in that case. We'll let it stand as it is, maybe somebody registers or subscribes to read the newspaper item.... Kraxler (talk) 15:55, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Have a cookie[edit]

Me what do u want? Your Hancock Please 16:31, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Redlink on AfD log[edit]

There is no AfD for this. Darrenhusted (talk) 12:46, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

My apologies. Darrenhusted (talk) 12:49, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Re:Hello[edit]

Hi. Heh, thanks, but the original "don't cha wish your 'Pedia was free like me" actually wasn't my idea; I saw it on MOTD, and I only managed to fit in the chorus. However, I appreciate your input. Also, I might write more parody songs if I have time in the future, and I'm glad someone took the time to notice. Thanks. ~AH1(TCU) 21:38, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

The Nickerson Family Association (NFA)[edit]

In regards for your "Article to be Deleted" tag on the NFA page, go ahead and axe it. I've modified the entry on the "Nickerson" disambiguation page to point directly to the NFA website instead of to an article. I think that should serve both our purposes - a reference remains for those who want to find out more about the organization (my beef) and keeping articles up to snuff concerning Wikipedia inclusion (your beef). As long as curious parties can see that the organization exists, what it entails and can get to the website, I'll be happy. In other words, I'd appreciate it if the entry on the "Nickerson" disambiguation page remains there. Is this an acceptable solution? Nickersonl (talk) 18:24, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Well, the AfD result for Nickerson Family Association was keep, and the articles for deletion tag on the article was removed on June 22, so there is no reason to delete the article, and I can accept that maybe the organization has a degree of notability. If you are referring to the conflict of interest tag on the article, I may just remove that since the article complies with WP:NPOV.--Michael WhiteT·C 18:31, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

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I find it rather amusing that I have uploaded dozens of public domain historical images and never had such a notice, but when I upload a picture of myself, I get this notice. Well, yes, I have to say that I haven't been able to be bothered to upload to Commons, but maybe I'll consider it.--Michael WhiteT·C 18:23, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Portal:Genealogy/Topics[edit]

I'm not sure what was intended to be listed under Relationships and Records at the above page? -- roleplayer 20:06, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Well, do whatever you want on that page, but I was thinking types of records, such as census, vital, religious, etc., basically as listed in the Genealogy article, and then I'm not sure what I meant for Relationships.--Michael WhiteT·C 20:56, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]

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All the best, Ben MacDuiTalk/Walk 20:28, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter[edit]

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Re: AIV[edit]

I've semi protected the page for a day (since the last occurrence of vandalism lasted a bit too long to my taste). Rangeblocking is unfortunately not an option here... Please don't hesitate to poke me on my talk if the vandalism continues. Thanks! -- lucasbfr talk 12:19, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

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Devens[edit]

I'm a little unsure about this then if that is the case. There is a page for the fort, village, and CDP. I want to keep the fort page separate per some other military things. I have never heard of Devens being called "Fort Devens" in reference to the village, so i'm thinking that we keep it but rename the CDP page as the CDP page is probably the most official thing from the government. What do you think about renaming it? Kevin Rutherford (talk) 18:06, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

I agree with the spirit of your changes. Though I have heard Devens referred to as Fort Devens, I think it would probably be less confusing if the article about the CDP was named Devens. I would merge Devens, Massachusetts and Fort Devens (CDP), Massachusetts and have the latter redirect to the former. But whatever.--Michael WhiteT·C 21:56, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
I know on the Cape, there is an article for a town, then a CDP article for some of the towns. While this makes no sense, I'm trying to set up the articles so that they resemble that. It's confusing and a pain, so I can see where that is coming from. We could probably rename the CDP though with no objections. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 17:21, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

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Looking for Someones help[edit]

I am looking for someone who can help me hunt down an item that my mother had in her persesion from my father back in 1943. The item came from the base at Fort Devens and it looks like a wall hanging satin with fringe on it and it has seven building on it that look like they were buildings on the base. In the middle was a saying that said Sweetheart thinking of our days together and the things we say and do. Thinking of how very Happy I have been just loving you.A wish to you darling that will be yoou very best whispering "I Love you truly more than you have guessed!" I have several of these from different Bases in the United States and want to know if any one knew if this was a common thing that the soilders bought for there wifes and girl friends to send home when they were away. Just looking for the history of this item.

She has 6 or 7 of these from different places and I am very interested as to what they were used for as well. Any one who can help me I would really love to hear from you. Joann Wieczorek@yahoo.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.218.51.117 (talk) 16:37, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Looking for Wikipedia Ambassadors[edit]

Hi! I'm leaving you this message because you are listed as a Wikipedian in Boston. The Wikipedia Ambassador Program is currently looking for Campus Ambassadors to help with Wikipedia assignments at schools in Boston and Cambridge, which will be participating in the Public Policy Initiative for the Spring 2011 semester. The role of Campus Ambassadors will be to provide face-to-face training and support for students on Wikipedia-related skills (how to edit articles, how to add references, etc.). This includes doing in-class presentations, running workshops and labs, possibly holding office hours, and in general providing in-person mentorship for students.

Prior Wikipedia skills are not required for the role, as training will be provided for all Campus Ambassadors (although, of course, being an experienced editor is a plus).

If you live near Boston and you are interested in being a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador, or know someone else from the area who might be, please email me or leave a message on my talk page.

If you're an experienced and active Wikipedian, you might be interested alternatively in becoming an Online Ambassador. The role of Online Ambassadors is to serve as mentors for students; it doesn't require any in-person outreach. Take a look at the Online Ambassador guidelines; the "mentorship process" describes roughly what will be expected of mentors in the coming term. If that's something you want to do, please apply!

You can find instructions for applying at WP:ONLINE. The main things we're looking for in Online Ambassadors are friendliness, regular activity (since mentorship is a commitment that spans several months), and the ability to give detailed, substantive feedback on articles (both short new articles, and longer, more mature ones).

--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 21:18, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Recent Changes Camp 2011 – Boston, MA[edit]

Hi, can I interest you in Recent Changes Camp 2011 (Wentworth Institute of Technology, March 11-13)?

It is an Open Space Technology format unconference focused on wikis and collaborative practices.

Recent Changes Camp follows an unconference model of being free to participants and an Open Space model in having a program that is determined onsite by participants.

You can read more here, and do feel free to pass this on to friends and colleagues.

Hope to see you there on any or all of the days.

Dave Crosby (talk) 15:55, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

You're invited! New England Wikimedia General Meeting[edit]

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New England Wikimedia General Meeting

The New England Wikimedia General Meeting will be a large-scale meetup of all Wikimedians (and friends) from the New England area in order to discuss regional coordination and possible formalization of our community (i.e., a chapter). Come hang out with other Wikimedians, learn more about ongoing activities, and help plan for the future!
Potential topics:
Sunday, April 22
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Conference Room C06, Johnson Building,
Boston Public Library—Central Library
700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116
Please sign up here: Wikipedia:Meetup/New England!

Message delivered by Dominic at 08:48, 11 April 2012 (UTC). Note: You can remove your name from this meetup invite list here.

Boston Wiknic[edit]

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Great American Wiknic - Boston

The Second Annual Great American Wiknic will be an opportunity for Wikipedians across the Greater Boston area to meet for an afternoon of Food, Fun, and Fellowship. Come hang out with other Wikimedians, learn more about upcoming activities, and just enjoy a day at the park!
Saturday, June 23
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Boston Common
  • Food
  • Fun
  • Fellowship
Please sign up here: Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Wiknic/2012!

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of Meetup/Boston at 19:57, 29 May 2012 (UTC).

Christopher du Pont Roosevelt[edit]

Three years ago, you PRODded this, and it was deleted. Undeletion has now been requested at WP:REFUND, so per WP:DEL#Proposed deletion I have restored it, and now notify you in case you wish to consider taking it to AfD. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 10:17, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

You're invited: Ada Lovelace, STEM women edit-a-thon at Harvard[edit]

U.S. Ada Lovelace Day 2012 edit-a-thon, Harvard University - You are invited!
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Now in its fourth year, Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and related fields. Participants from around New England are invited to gather together at Harvard Law School to edit and create Wikipedia entries on women who have made significant contributions to the STEM fields.
Register to attend or sign up to participate remotely - visit this page to do either.
00:33, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Dimagi logo.jpg)[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svg Thanks for uploading File:Dimagi logo.jpg. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'file' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Hazard-Bot (talk) 04:08, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting[edit]

You are invited to the 2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting, on 20 July 2013 in Boston! We will be talking about the future of the chapter, including GLAM, Wiki Loves Monuments, and where we want to take our chapter in the future! EdwardsBot (talk) 10:12, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

New England Wikipedia Day @ MIT: Saturday Jan 18[edit]

NE Meetup #4: January 18 at MIT Building 5
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Dear Fellow Wikimedian,

You have been invited to the New England Wikimedians 2014 kick-off party and Wikipedia Day Celebration at Building Five on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus on Saturday, January 18th, from 3-5 PM. Afterwards, we will be holding an informal dinner at a local restaurant. If you are curious to join us, please do so, as we are always looking for people to come and give their opinion! Finally, be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there! Kevin Rutherford (talk)

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You're invited: Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March[edit]

Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March - You are invited!
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New England Wikimedians is excited to announce a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons that will be taking place at colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts as part of Wikiwomen's History Month from March 1 - March 31. We encourage you to join in an edit-a-thon near you, or to participate remotely if you are unable to attend in person (for the full list of articles, click here). Events are currently planned for the cities/towns of Boston, Northampton, South Hadley, and Cambridge. Further information on dates and locations can be found on our user group page.
Questions? Contact Girona7 (talk)

You're invited![edit]

NE Meetup #5: April 19th at Clover Food Lab in Kendall Square
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Dear Fellow Wikimedian,

New England Wikimedians would like to invite you to the April 2014 meeting, which will be a small-scale meetup of all interested Wikimedians from the New England area. We will socialize, review regional events from the beginning of the year, look ahead to regional events of 2014, and discuss other things of interest to the group. Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

Also, if you haven't done so already, please consider signing up for our mailing list and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope to see you there!

Kevin Rutherford (talk) and Maia Weinstock (talk)

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Edit-a-thon invite[edit]

Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thons[edit]

Adrianne Wadewitz edit-a-thons in Southern New England
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As you may have already heard, the Wikipedia community lost an invaluable member of the community last month. Adrianne Wadewitz was a feminist scholar of 18th-Century British literature, and a prolific editor of the site. As part of a worldwide series of tributes, New England Wikimedians, in conjunction with local institutions of higher learning, have created three edit-a-thons that will be occurring in May and June. The events are as follows:

We hope that you will be able to join us, whether you are an experienced editor or are using Wikipedia for the first time.

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.

New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.

New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.