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Welcome!

Hello, Mitchberg, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  -- Longhair | Talk 04:22, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

Mitch Berg, as in [1]? android79 12:52, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

Yes, that's me. Although there are actually two other Mitch Bergs in the IT business in the Twin Cities, oddly enough... Mitchberg 22:22, 27 October 2005 (UTC)

Please see my comments on your changes at Talk:Heartland rock. Wasted Time R 03:47, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

FYI see my comments at Talk:Iron City Houserockers and changes to that article. Wasted Time R 18:10, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

Powerline's Retraction of Schiavo Memo - Substantiation?[edit]

El, You clipped a piece of Powerline's article re Hinderaker's retraction on their "Schiavo Memo" flub, claiming that it was unsubstantiated and POV.

Now, I'm sort of new to Wikipedia - but I'm a colleague of Hinderakers, and in fact they did retract their story "as soon as possible" - as in, as fast as they could write it.

Just curious - where's the POV? Mitchberg 10:12, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

It's unsubstantiated because, as of my revision, there was no demonstrable independent evidence supporting it.
First-person accounts (e.g., "I'm a colleague...") fall under the heading of "original research," and are not an acceptable Wikipedia encyclopedic standard. That's not my rule; it's Wikipedia's.[2]
While it's not horrendously POV, it does smack of POV damage control. "As soon as possible" can be construed as a post facto way of trying to burnish Power Line's reputation after it made a mistake. Your revision to "prompt" is more NPOV.
I don't wish to further stir the pot, but there's some question as to whether Power Line's "retraction" was a full retraction at all. Beginning with the querulous heading "Mystery Solved?" the entire "retraction" post is several miles short of a mea culpa, and is begrudging at best.
By the way, welcome to Wikipedia. As you've no doubt seen, any page dealing with a political figure (including bloggers and pundits) is sure to be... I think the best euphemism is "lively."

Eleemosynary 02:17, 24 February 2006 (UTC)


Blue eyed soul[edit]

Thank you for the great edits. Sorry if the rewrite wasn't up to standards, but I tried to take the article out of a hot mess. Antares33712 01:21, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Two-edged sword[edit]

Two-edged sword has been proposed for deletion. An editor felt this is more a dictionary entry than an encyclopedia article. Please review WP:WINAD for the relevant guidelines. I'm also not convinced that this is the actual meaning of this metaphor. Please provide sources for the information, to comply with WP:V. Please consider improving the article to address these concerns or explaining your plans on the talk page.

If no one objects to the deletion within five days by removing the prod notice, the article may be deleted without further discussion. NickelShoe 04:07, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

Vandals[edit]

Hey. You left a message for help on my talk page, so here's the reply. Vandals are tiresome, aren't they? If you haven't yet found it, here's the place to look for help on dealing with these people: Wikipedia:Vandalism.

I see that another user has already blocked the vandal: User talk:Known Wikipedian. Hope this helps ! --jrleighton 00:40, 18 March 2006 (UTC)


WPND[edit]

Thanks for the support! I think now, we can start building a solid to-do list and eventually finish tagging relevant articles at this point. I look forward to working with you! --AlexWCovington (talk) 05:26, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Usage of the User Monty Python userbox[edit]

Hello there...I have come up with a whole slew of new usages for the User Monty Python userbox. They are currently located in my sandbox. I would like your opinion before I put them up for general consumption, and if you have any other suggestions, please let me know.
Lady Aleena talk/contribs 21:42, 21 July 2006 (UTC)


Kuchen[edit]

I've heard "koogen" all over the state; In fact, I've never heard a "cha" or "ka" sound in the middle there. It might be different elsewhere, but for the most part all of North Dakota uses your pronunciation. --AlexWCovington (talk) 01:17, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

MatthewUND's RfA[edit]

I just self-nominated myself for administrator's status on Wikipedia. As an active member of WikiProject North Dakota, I feel that having admin status would allow me the ability to be more useful to the project and to curtail vandalism and other problems. An admin is able to protect pages that are being bombarded with vandalism and to more quickly revert pages that have been vandalized. I've always hoped that we could get an admin to join the WikiProject so we would have someone to turn to in times of need. Since we still don't have an active admin within the project's membership, I decided to nominate myself. I really hope you will visit my request for adminship and support me. Thanks! --MatthewUND(talk) 10:47, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

State Capitol in North End[edit]

On January 5, 2007 you made a modification to the page 'St._Paul_neighborhoods' where you added the line: "The State Capitol is also at the southern edge of the neighborhood, between Cedar and Rice Streets on University Avenue." This is not true. The state capitol is located in the neighborhood 'Downtown', with 'Thomas-Dale' in between. Check out the following link: http://www.stpaul.gov/maps/citymap2.html I tried following the link you cited, but was unable to find where you got your information. I assume they meant that the Capitol is near the neighborhood. Jamie —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 172.134.226.207 (talk) 04:05, 29 April 2007 (UTC).

That might be true according to a surveyor's map, but the Capitol is literally across University from the North End, and is separated from any practical version of "downtown" by I94 and the Capital Mall north of Constitution; one must walk about 1/3 of a mile to get to "downtown" from the capitol, as opposed to crossing the street to get to the North End.

Mitchberg 19:35, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Senior Senator[edit]

Hey. I do not know you, but i see you are a member of North Dakota Wikiproject. Please, could you answer my question. I would like to point out that in 1992, Kent Conrad retired, and Byron Dorgan won. Dorgan is still in the Senate. And then Conrad ran and won a few years later. Wouldn't this make Dorgan senior senator from North Dakota??

Thanks,

Politics rule 23:04, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

The WikiProject North Dakota Newsletter - Issue 1[edit]

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Issue 1

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New articles
There are always new North Dakota-related articles on Wikipedia. The following articles were recently created. Please help to expand and improve them.

Lloyd Omdahl | Alexander McKenzie (American politician) | Bob Peterson (North Dakota) | North Dakota State Auditor | Ken Karls | Bob Stenehjem | Kelly Schmidt | North Dakota State Treasurer | North Dakota Public Service Commission | Rick Berg | Ben Clayburgh | Steve Sydness | Earl Strinden | Beaver Lake State Park | Cross Ranch State Park | Devils Lake State Park | Wheelock, North Dakota | Robert Wefald | Valley City Public School District | State Historical Society of North Dakota | Metropolitan Opera House (Grand Forks, North Dakota) | Plains Art Museum | Prairie Knights Casino and Resort

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This is the first issue of the new WikiProject North Dakota newsletter. You're receiving this because you have previously signed up to be a member of WPND. If you do not wish to receive future issues, please add your name to the opt-out list.

The WPND newsletter is a work in progress. Future issues may have different types of content and may use a different look. If you have any interesting ideas about what you would like to see in future issues or about the appearance of this newsletter, please share your ideas at the newsletter's talk page. Together, we can make this an interesting, informative, attractive newsletter. Watch for the next issue of the WPND newsletter!

News
-Assessments-
An intial round of assessments was recently done on all pages within the scope of WPND. These initial assessments...all 1,200+ of them...were done by MatthewUND. Matthew tried to generally follow the assessment guidelines found at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment.

To see the assessment of any North Dakota page, simply go to the page's talk page and check the WPND banner. The assessment is presented in a color-coded field in the WPND banner. To change an assessment, edit the page and change the word after "class=" in the WPND banner. Add one of the following codes:

Stub - for very small articles
Start - for slightly longer, higher quality articles
B - for high quality articles of an appropriate length
List - for lists
Cat - for categories
Template - for templates
NA - for pages that are not articles, templates, or categories

Any WPND member should feel free to change any page's assessment. However, keep in mind that there are assessments (particularly GA for "Good Article" or FA for "Featured Article") which can't be applied without having gone through a nomination process.

Current project statistics

North Dakota
articles
Importance
None Total
Quality
Featured article FA 1 1
A-Class article A
GA 2 2
B 41 41
Start 709 709
Stub 573 573
Assessed 1326 1326
Unassessed 0 0
Total 1326 1326


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Notability of Captains Quarters (blog)[edit]

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The WikiProject North Dakota Newsletter - Issue 2 - July 2007[edit]

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Issue 2 - July 2007

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Current project statistics

North Dakota
articles
Importance
None Total
Quality
Featured article FA 1 1
A-Class article A
GA 2 2
B 45 45
Start 727 727
Stub 659 659
Assessed 1434 1434
Unassessed 6 6
Total 1440 1440


News
---North Dakota Portal---
Wikipedia now has a new portal devoted exclusively to the state of North Dakota. Check out Portal:North Dakota.

WPND member NDCompuGeek has constructed the initial framework for the portal and it should now be easy to update the portal on a month-by-month basis. The portal will serve as a kind of "front door" for people using Wikipedia to learn more about North Dakota. It is a great starting point for branching out into the many aspects of the state.

Each month a different article, picture, city, and biography will be showcased along with current news and happenings from around the state. The July version of the portal showcases the Mandan tribe, Governor John Hoeven, and the capital city of Bismarck.

Visit the portal's talk page to share your opinions and ideas regarding the portal.

New articles
An exceptionally large number of new North Dakota-related articles were created during June. Please help to expand and improve the following articles which were created during the past month.

Alfred Wallin | Alvin C. Strutz | Andrew A. Bruce | Andrew Miller (North Dakota) | Arne Dahl | Ben Meier | Bennett Elementary School | Berta E. Baker | Beryl J. Levine | Bismarck Governors | Charles Fisk | Climate of Grand Forks, North Dakota | Curtis G. Olson | David Morgan (North Dakota) | Don L. Short | Edward Engerud | Edward T. Burke | Edwin F. Ladd | Evan B. Goss | Fargo-Moorhead media | Fred Gottfried Swenson | Geography of Minot, North Dakota | Guy C. H. Corliss | H. Kent Jones | H.F. Gierke III | Harrison A. Bronson | Harvey B. Knudson | Henry C. Hansbrough | Henry Linde | Henry Thomas Helgesen | Herbert L. Meschke | Herman Thorson | History of Grand Forks, North Dakota | J. Philip Johnson | James D. Gronna | Jim Kusler | John Dorso | John Flittie | John Knauf | John M. Cochrane | John N. Hagan | John Steen | Joseph Bartholomew | Ken Karls | Kevin Cramer | KFBN | KKLQ | KXBQ-LP | Liberty Memorial Building | Luther E. Birdzell | Lyman R. Casey | Martin N. Johnson | Math Dahl | Minot Vistas | Myron Just | Newton C. Young | North Dakota American Legion Baseball | North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture and Labor | North Dakota Congressional Districts | North Dakota Department of Agriculture | North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education | North Dakota Department of Labor | North Dakota Labor Commissioner | Oakes Municipal Airport | Obert A. Olson | Obert C. Teigen | Olger B. Burtness | Patrick Daniel Norton | Paul M. Sand | Porter J. McCumber | Robert Byrne (North Dakota) | Robert Vogel | Robert W. Peterson (North Dakota) | Sarah Vogel | Susan Wefald | Thomas Frank Marshall | Tony Clark (North Dakota) | Usher L. Burdick | Vernon R. Pederson | Walter C. Taylor | William A. Neumann | William C. Gilbreath | William N. Roach | William Paulson

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CfD nomination of Category:Alternative media (U.S. political right)[edit]

I have nominated Category:Category:Alternative media (U.S. political right) (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) for merging into [[:Category:]] ([[[:Template:Fullurl::Category:]] edit]|[[Category talk:|talk]]|[[[:Template:Fullurl::Category:]] history]|links|[[[:Template:Fullurl::Category:]] watch]|logs). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at the discussion page. Thank you. Crockspot 18:08, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

The WikiProject North Dakota Newsletter - Issue 3 - August 2007[edit]

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Issue 3 - August 2007

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News
---Grand Forks now a Featured Article---
Grand Forks, North Dakota was recently designated as a Featured Article. This means that the article has gone through a nomination process in which it was reviewed and its quality was assessed. The fact that this article made it through the process shows that it is a high quality, well-written, well-sourced article. Currently, there are only a little over 1,500 Featured Articles in the almost two million articles on the English language Wikipedia. That means that only about one in 1,270 articles has been given this designation.

The Grand Forks article is a great example to follow when working on other city articles, particularly those about North Dakota cities. We would be very well off if our other major city articles were similar to the Grand Forks article. Keep the Grand Forks article bookmarked and refer to its structure and style when you work on similar articles.

---New assessment parameter---
You're likely aware that all WPND articles now include a quality rating located on the article's talk page. Now, a new assessment parameter is being implemented. The importance rating aims to gauge the "importance" of the article's subject as it relates to North Dakota. As an example, Bismarck, North Dakota would not be considered as being very important in relation to the country or the world, but it is of top importance when considering just the state of North Dakota.

The importance of each article is gauged as either Top, High, Mid, or Low. Since "importance" is a rather subjective term, some WPND members are trying to come up with a general set of guidelines. Check out this thread on the WPND talk page to see proposals and to share your own opinions of what is and isn't "important" in the state.

Please help to improve and expand these articles which were recently added to the WPND project:
Cities Area Transit | Dakota Territory Air Museum | Fight On Sioux | Fort Totten State Historic Site | Grand Forks Chiefs | It's For You, North Dakota U | List of people from Grand Forks, North Dakota | Log Cabin Museum, Sheyenne, ND | McKenzie Electric Cooperative | North Dakota Democratic-Independent Party | North Dakota Railroad Commission | North Dakota State Cabinet | Old Main (Minot State University-Bottineau) | Pembina State Museum | Politics of North Dakota | Ruth Meiers Hospitality House | Spirit Lake Casino | Stand Up and Cheer (song) | Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation | UND Alma Mater

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The WikiProject North Dakota Newsletter - Issue 4 - September 2007[edit]

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Issue 4 - September 2007

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News
---North Dakota articles on Main Page---
This past month, two new North Dakota-related articles appeared in the Main Page's "Did you know?" section. The articles were Zip to Zap and Climate of North Dakota. Congratulations to the creators of these articles — it's always exciting to see North Dakota articles on Wikipedia's Main Page. A request has also recently been made to make Grand Forks, North Dakota a Featured Article of the day.

---Active members and inactive members---
In an effort to more accurately gauge just how large WPND is, the WPND members list has been split into an active and inactive list. If you have not made an edit to a North Dakota-related page within the last three months, you are moved to the inactive list and do not receive the WPND newsletter. If you disagree with moving members to an inactive list, please share your thoughts at the WPND talk page.

---New administrator---
WPND member MatthewUND (talk · contribs) was recently promoted to Administrator status. That means that he has been granted the use of special tools so he can take care of housekeeping tasks such as blocking disruptive users, protecting pages, deleting pages, and quickly reverting edits to pages. It has been mentioned in the past that WPND was in need of an administrator. With MatthewUND's promotion, that is now a reality. Please contact MatthewUND if you are ever in need of an administrator's help.

New articles
Please help to improve and expand these new North Dakota-related articles:
Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra · Central North Dakota Steam Thresher's Reunion · Climate of North Dakota · Empire Arts Center · Fort Clark Trading Post State Historic Site · Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra · Herman Beach · Herschel Lashkowitz · Hi-Line Railroad Bridge · List of defunct high schools in North Dakota · List of University of North Dakota people · Media in Carrington, North Dakota · Media in Jamestown, North Dakota · Minnie D. Craig · Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center · NDSU Spectrum · New Rockford-Sheyenne Public School · North Dakota Fighting Sioux softball · North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance · On Bison · Pointe of View Winery · Robertson Field (North Dakota) · Sorlie Memorial Bridge · Summer Performing Arts Company · Tagus, North Dakota · The Roger Maris Museum · The Yellow and The Green · Town Team Baseball (North Dakota) · Zip to Zap

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The WikiProject North Dakota Newsletter - Issue 5 - October 2007[edit]

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Issue 5 - October 2007

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News
---Article deletions---
A series of deletions of North Dakota articles this past month is a good reminder that we need to be careful when creating new articles. Before creating any article, it is a good idea to 1) check out Wikipedia:Notability to see if the subject deserves an article and 2) make sure that worthwhile sources can be found pertaining to the subject and are effectively used to cite the article. Often, instead of simply creating a brand new stub article for a subject, it is a good idea to expand an existing article that in some way can address the subject.

---Peer reviews---
The University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University articles are currently up for peer review. Please take a moment to visit UND's peer review and NDSU's peer review. Read through the articles and then share your opinions of where the articles currently stand and how they might be improved. Peer review is often a step in the process of getting articles to Good Article or Featured Article status. As a WikiProject, we are very much in need of more GA or FA class articles.

Housekeeping
---Mandan demoted---
After a review, the Mandan tribe article is no longer considered Featured Article class. This is a reminder that even after articles have made it all the way to FA class, it is always possible for them to lose that designation. This also means that WPND is down to one FA class article.

New articles
Please help to improve and expand these new North Dakota-related articles:
740th Missile Squadron · 741st Missile Squadron · Bison Illustrated · Carrington High School · KMAV (AM) · Mandak League · NDSU Magazine · Northern Tier Bicycle Route · Phoenix Elementary School · William P. Tuttle

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Northern Alliance Fan Here![edit]

I love your show on KTLK, I just wanted to say that!

ColdRedRain 14:22, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Conflict of interest warning[edit]

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  1. editing articles related to you, your organization, or its competitors, as well as projects and products they are involved with,
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  3. linking to the Wikipedia article or website of your organization in other articles (see Wikipedia:Spam);
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  4. avoid breaching relevant policies and guidelines, especially neutral point of view, verifiability, and autobiography.

For information on how to contribute to Wikipedia when you have conflict of interest, please see Wikipedia:Business' FAQ. For more details about what constitutes a conflict of interest, please see Wikipedia:Conflict of Interest. Thank you. Terraxos 02:58, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Northern Alliance Radio Network -- not notable?[edit]

Hi. I'm not sure this article's subject is notable -- please take a look at the talk page discussion of this. I could not find any references that satisfy the fairly specific source requirements of the Notability Guideline. Have you got anything else? If not, the article should be deleted or perhaps merged into another article such as WWTC. Thanks, --A. B. (talk) 15:20, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

The WikiProject North Dakota Newsletter - Issue 6 - November 2007[edit]

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Issue 6 - November 2007

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News
---UND article upgraded---
The University of North Dakota article was recently upgraded to "good article" status. This brings WPND up to two good articles and one featured article. We should work on bringing other North Dakota articles up to a higher status. Look in Category:Top-importance North Dakota articles for articles to work on improving. It would be great to get the main North Dakota article to GA or FA class in the near future. There are also a number of other articles which are close to GA status already...a little work will make them ready for that designation.

---Assessing article importance---
Work continues on assessing the "importance" of all articles that fall under the banner of WPND. Currently, around a third of all articles have been rated for importance.


New articles
Please help to improve and expand these new (or newly added to WPND) North Dakota-related articles:
2007–08 North Dakota Fighting Sioux men's ice hockey team · Adam Hamm · Big Hidatsa Village Site · Bison Radio Network · Bowman County High School · Buford, North Dakota · Carrington High School · Electoral reform in North Dakota · KCAD · KLTC · KZRX · Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye · Prairie Pothole Region · Rupert's Land · We are the Pride

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Northern Alliance Radio Network[edit]

If you are associated with this organization at all you should pay careful attention to our conflict of interest guidelines. Thanks! JoshuaZ (talk) 18:59, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

The WikiProject North Dakota Newsletter - Issue 7 - December 2007[edit]

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Issue 7 - December 2007

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News
---A new "Good Article"---
WPND now has another new good article: 1997 Red River Flood in the United States. This article was recently split off from the 1997 Red River Flood article. Much of the credit for this article's promotion should go to Nehrams2020 (talk · contribs).

---Let's improve our main article---
For a WikiProject whose focus is the state of North Dakota, there is likely no article that should be more important to us than the North Dakota article itself. We should work on improving this article to at the very least good article status and ideally featured article status.

---UND on the Main Page?---
The University of North Dakota article is currently listed as a good article. Given UND's 125th anniversary ([3]), perhaps we should think about improving this article to featured status so it could potentially be the article of the day in February when the event is officially observed.

New articles
Please help to improve and expand these new (or newly added to WPND) North Dakota-related articles:
1997 Red River Flood in the United States · Bakken Formation · Beulah High School · Carrington Public Schools · Dakota Central Telecommunications · Hazen High School (Hazen, North Dakota) · Henry Holt (North Dakota politician) · KEYA · Lisa K. Fair McEvers · North Dakota census statistical areas · North Dakota Century Code · North Dakota wine · Valley City High School · Valley News Live · Williston Basin

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Article about Ed Morrissey[edit]

Hi. I've just moved our article about Ed Morrissey and Captain's Quarters to Ed Morrissey, and started bringing it up to date. Would you be able to take a look at it and (please!) fix any defects you spot. Thanks, CWC 15:00, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Summit Avenue (band)[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Taxpayers League of Minnesota[edit]

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AfD nomination of Heartland rock[edit]

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An editor has nominated one or more articles which you have created or worked on, for deletion. The nominated article is Heartland rock. We appreciate your contributions, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in his/her nomination (see also Wikipedia:Notability and "What Wikipedia is not").

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Information.svg Hello Mitchberg! Thank you for your contributions. I am a bot alerting you that 1 of the articles that you created is tagged as an Unreferenced Biography of a Living Person. The biographies of living persons policy requires that all personal or potentially controversial information be sourced. In addition, to ensure verifiability, all biographies should be based on reliable sources. If you were to bring this article up to standards, it would greatly help us with the current 2,059 article backlog. Once the article is adequately referenced, please remove the {{unreferencedBLP}} tag. Here is the article:

  1. Richard Harrison Smith - Find sources: "Richard Harrison Smith" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images

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Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Mitchberg! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 04:15, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

December 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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--Kumioko (talk) 03:52, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

January 2012 Newsletter for WikiProject United States and supported projects[edit]

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The January 2012 issue of the WikiProject United States newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you.

 
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Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration http://wll-seattle.eventbrite.com or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 04:08, 1 December 2012 (UTC)