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If you are looking for my Wikimedia Commons talk page, please go to this page. If you are looking for my Wikivoyage talk page, at this page. Thanks for your cooperation.Mitch32(The man most unlikely to drive 25 before 24.) 20:36, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
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I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief candle" for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.


- George Bernard Shaw - "A Splendid Torch" (1896)

[1] - for personal note, NY RCL.

Manunka Chunk[edit]

Hey friend. I'm just beginning an article about Manunka Chunk, New Jersey, and noticed your unfinished work here. I'm going to add Manunka Chunk as a location in Warren County, New Jersey, as it has a GNIS identity as a populated place. I'd rather not duplicate or poach your hard work. There seems to be enough overlap for one combined article. Please let me know if you'd like to collaborate. Cheers. Magnolia677 (talk) 02:14, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 is just around the corner...[edit]

Hello everyone, and may we wish you all a happy holiday season. As you will probably already know, the 2015 WikiCup begins in the new year; there is still time to sign up. We have a few important announcements concerning the future of the WikiCup.

  • We would like to announce that Josh (J Milburn) and Ed (The ed17), who have been WikiCup judges since 2009 and 2010 respectively, are stepping down. This decision has been made for a number of reasons, but the main one is time. Both Josh and Ed have found that, over the previous year, they have been unable to devote the time necessary to the WikiCup, and it is not likely that they will be able to do this in the near future. Furthermore, new people at the helm can only help to invigorate the WikiCup and keep it dynamic. Josh and Ed will still be around, and will likely be participating in the Cup this following year as competitors, which is where both started out.
  • In a similar vein, we hope you will all join us in welcoming Jason (Sturmvogel 66) and Christine (Figureskatingfan), who are joining Brian (Miyagawa) to form the 2015 WikiCup judging team. Jason is a WikiCup veteran, having won in 2010 and finishing in fifth this year. Christine has participated in two WikiCups, reaching the semi-finals in both, and is responsible for the GA Cup, which she now co-runs.
  • The discussions/polls concerning the next competition's rules will be closed soon, and rules changes will be made clear on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring and talk pages. While it may be impossible to please everyone, the judges will make every effort to ensure that the new rules are both fair and in the best interests of the competition, which is, first and foremost, about improving Wikipedia.

If you have any questions or concerns, the judges can be reached on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, on their talk pages, or by email. We hope you will all join us in trying to make the 2015 WikiCup the most productive and enjoyable yet. You are receiving this message because you are listed on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk), The ed17 (talk), Miyagawa (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Figureskatingfan (talk) 18:54, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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NY State roads
Thank you for quality articles articles on roads connecting people, such as New York State Route 319, 22, the Meadowbrook State Parkway, for "Never support those who think in the box", for being "sort of splendid torch", - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (31 March 2009)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:45, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 343rd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize,

The Center Line: Fourth Quarter 2014[edit]

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Seasonal greetings[edit]

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Happy Hannukah and best wishes for a happy, healthy and productive 2015!
Ruhrfisch ><>°° 21:09, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't have a Hannukiah picture. I had friends that called such things "Hannukah Bushes" ;-) Ruhrfisch ><>°° 23:50, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

OK, there is really cool thing called Commons and they have all sorts of pictures - fixed now. ;-) Ruhrfisch ><>°° 00:07, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Global account[edit]

Hi Mitchazenia! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to ping me with {{ping|DerHexer}}. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 00:52, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

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Dear Mitchazenia,
HAPPY NEW YEAR Hoping 2015 will be a great year for you! Thank you for your contributions!
From a fellow editor,
--FWiW Bzuk (talk)

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WikiCup 2015 launch newsletter[edit]

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Round one of the 2015 WikiCup has begun! So far we've had around 80 signups, which close on February 5. If you have not already signed up and want to do so, then you can add your name here. There have been changes to to several of the points scores for various categories, and the addition of Peer Reviews for the first time. These will work in the same manner as Good Article Reviews, and all of the changes are summarised here.

Remember that only the top 64 scoring competitors will make it through to the second round, and one of the new changes this year is that all scores must be claimed within two weeks of an article's promotion or appearance, so don't forget to add them to your submissions pages! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAN, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages. Good luck! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs)
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Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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You are invited to join us at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for our upcoming editathon, a part of the Black WikiHistory Month campaign (which also includes events in Brooklyn and Westchester!).

12:00pm - 5:00 pm at NYPL Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), by W 135th St

The Wikipedia training and editathon will take place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, with a reception following in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building at 5:00pm.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 06:03, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

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Barnstar[edit]

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House at 352 Piermont Avenue was listed at the end of January; it was announced last Friday. Thanks for very literally going the extra mile to get the pic! Daniel Case (talk) 02:41, 10 February 2015 (UTC) Daniel Case (talk) 02:44, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

The Center Line: Winter 2015[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. 64 competitors made it into this round, and are now broken into eight groups of eight. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups. Round 1 saw some interesting work on some very important articles, with the round leader Australia Freikorp (submissions) owing most of his 622 points scored to a Featured Article on the 2001 film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which qualified for a times-two multiplier. This is a higher score than in previous years, as Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) had 500 points in 2014 at the end of round 1, and our very own judge, Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) led round 1 with 601 points in 2013.

In addition to Freikorp's work, some other important articles and pictures were improved during round one, here's a snapshot of a few of them:

You may also wish to know that The Core Contest is running through the month of March. Head there for further details - they even have actual prizes!

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email)

Thanks for your assistance! Miyagawa (talk) on behalf of Wikipedia:WikiCup.

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A kitten foar you![edit]

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all the kitties!!

Erinmathis23 (talk) 18:38, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

class at Montclair[edit]

Hi! I'm Ryan from WikiEdu. I just wanted to ask about this course page, Education Program:Montclair State University/Young Adult Literature (Spring 2015), that you created a couple days ago. I don't see you in our class records, but do know that you're an experienced Wikipedian and clearly already have the instructor user rights so must have done this before. (I also attended a WikimediaNYC meeting -- my only one thus far -- where I think I remember you talking about teaching with Wikipedia.)

Regardless, I wanted to check in to see if this is a class you'd like our support for? If so (and even if not), have you checked out the assignment design wizard? It has some things in common with the old course page wizard, but it's a little more user friendly, a little more detailed, has some additional flexibility for different kinds of assignments, and of course uses the most up-to-date resources and best practices. We also rolled out the course dashboard, a user-friendly way to track student activity, including whether or not they've completed the student training.

If you want to talk more about it, just let me know here, my usertalk, or by email (ryan [at] wikiedu [dot] org). Thanks! --Ryan (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:34, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Sunday March 22: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Sunday March 22: Wikipedia Day NYC 2015
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You are invited to join us at Barnard College for Wikipedia Day NYC 2015, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference for the project's 14th birthday. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00pm - 9:00 pm at Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, by W 118th St

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 21:58, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

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