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Welcome to Wikipedia, Mynameisnotpj! I am Collectonian and have been editing Wikipedia for quite some time. I just wanted to say hi and welcome you to Wikipedia! If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message on my talk page or by typing {{helpme}} at the bottom of this page. I love to help new users, so don't be afraid to leave a message! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Oh yeah, I almost forgot, when you post on talk pages you should sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); that should automatically produce your username and the date after your post. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Again, welcome! Collectonian (talk) 03:19, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

{{cleanup}}[edit]

I noticed you are running two years behind. I think you had about 3-4 of these mistakes as I remember the category being as low as 66. But you were not using edit summaries, so I can't pick out which edits were adding {{cleanup}}.--BirgitteSB 03:55, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, I should have said something. I just moved those from the Talk pages to the article page.
That would explain it too! Sorry for changing it around.--BirgitteSB 04:10, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
That was completely my fault. Next time I will try to remember to write the explanation in the edit summaries.

March 2008[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. It might not have been your intention, but your recent edit removed content from List of Mario series characters. When removing text, please specify a reason in the edit summary and discuss edits that are likely to be controversial on the article's talk page. If this was a mistake, don't worry; the text has been restored, as you can see from the page history. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia, and if you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. Wario has a main page, and is a character from the Mario series so the deletion of that section was inappropriate. AnnaJGrant (talk) 16:19, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

List of podracers[edit]

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Another editor has added the {{prod}} template to the article List of podracers, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but the editor doesn't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and has explained why in the article (see also Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not and Wikipedia:Notability). Please either work to improve the article if the topic is worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia or discuss the relevant issues at its talk page. If you remove the {{prod}} template, the article will not be deleted, but note that it may still be sent to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. BJBot (talk) 04:00, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

The Romans[edit]

Hello. I notice that earlier today, you changed this redirect to point to Rome instead of Romans. I feel this is unhelpful, and have reverted it. A redirect should take someone to the page most relevant to their search term; and if someone typed in 'The Romans', I think Romans would be a more logical place to send them than Rome. If you disagree, please comment on my talk page. Terraxos (talk) 22:31, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Blank?[edit]

Redirects to dab pages are perfectly acceptable, so this wasn't necessary. --Closedmouth (talk) 04:14, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Rumiko Takahashi manga[edit]

I have nominated Category:Rumiko Takahashi manga (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at the discussion page. Thank you. Collectonian (talk) 03:29, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Categories and sub-categories[edit]

When an article is placed in a sub-category, there's no need to place it in the main category as well. Take Angel Gunfighter. The article is categorized as an Osamu Tezuka manga. Category:Osamu Tezuka manga is inside Category:Osamu Tezuka. Therefore, Angel Gunfighter is already in Category:Osamu Tezuka (via a sub-category), making the addition redundant. See WP:SUBCAT for more information.--Nohansen (talk) 14:38, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Jamestown High School (Williamsburg, Virginia)[edit]

I am going to revert your revert of my deletion of the following two categories:

in article Jamestown High School (Williamsburg, Virginia)

Yes, there has been some talk about changing how the parent categories are used, but todate there has not been any concensus on including articles in both the child and parent categories. This can clearly be seen in the following facts:

At this point in time Jamestown High School (Williamsburg, Virginia) is the ONLY High School article in Category:Education and one of only three in Category:High schools in the United States, all of which I will be removing. Thank you for the reference link, but it does not make the point. Dbiel (Talk) 05:11, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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For reverting so many unhelpful edits and vandalism on Wikipedia, I User Swirlex award you this Barnstar.

reverted one edit[edit]

I reverted your reversion here [1]. The edit looks quite inocent to me, just a standard notification that he closed the deletion debate. I also think that his closing of the debate was correct. --Enric Naval (talk) 03:11, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Ah, ok, I'll correct the link now. It's just a matter of having "(2nd nomination)" at the end --Enric Naval (talk) 03:22, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
I just used the page param to add the correct name [2] --Enric Naval (talk) 03:28, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

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Piping redirects[edit]

I notice you have been using a disambiguation tool to bypass random redirects all over the place. Have you read WP:R#NOTBROKEN? In particular, the redirects you bypassed here could be argued to be "possible future articles", as unlikely as that may seem at the moment. Anomie 02:44, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Your changes are being reverted by a nuisance[edit]

Hi, The changes you made to Humane Society using wiki cleaner recently have been reverted by Special:Contributions/99.243.234.169 who seems to have a problem with the US being called the USA for some reason. Looking at this users contributions s/he seems to be an all-round nuisance on a mission. I'm not quite sure what to do about it myself but thought you may have some idea what can be done. Richerman (talk) 16:43, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Freestone (disambiguation)[edit]

Hi Not PJ,

I reverted your edits on Freestone because they were not in compliance with WP:MOSDAB. Guidelines for disambiguation pages are somewhat different than for articles. I noticed that your edits tend to be clean-up related, so I thought you might appreciate the explanation. I do a lot of disambiguation work, so if you have any questions about how to format disambiguation pages, feel free to ask me on my user page.

Neelix (talk) 03:23, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Fire Emblem (anime)[edit]

Hello. I nominated the article above you worked on for deletion. If you wanna give your opinion on the matter, you should do it ASAP. Happy wiki-ing! :3 ZeroGiga (talk) 08:51, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Fire Emblem (anime)[edit]

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The language barrier[edit]

Hi, and I hope that you have been taking to editing. I noticed that you called for the deletion of Sosiaalisesti rajoittuneet because covering a non-English webcomic here "makes absolutely no sense," and am here to convince you otherwise. Since that was some time ago, can I ask if you still hold the same opinion? --Kizor 13:16, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I still feel the same way about Sosiaalisesti rajoittuneet. I have a couple reasons:

  • It has never (as far as I know, since it is not on the article) been translated into English.
  • There are no English sources. There may be Finnish sources, but seeing as this is not the Finnish wiki, they are pretty much useless. An article must prove notability in the language of the wiki.

Hopefully that will help you a little in understanding my argument. I was giving editors a chance to look for sources, but it seems that all of them are in Finnish. I am going to recommend the article for deletion within a few days, if none can be found. Thank you. Mynameisnotpj (talk) 02:32, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Well that was deeply unpleasant. Thank you for your patience. And yes, that did make clear that you're after proper citations and not tightening our scope to exclude non-English topics. That's a reasonable concern, but as much as I don't have the wisdom to show for it I'm older than dirt on this website and haven't seen the language of references carry a deletion. Since you're a Wikipedia editor you presumably would not be satisfied with a merely practical answer, so I looked deeper into the principles.

There's nothing that I could find in our barrel-o-rules about excluding non-English references. WP:OR, WP:V and WP:NPOV (the core principles - the ends rather than the means) have one section about non-English, WP:N (which is not a core principle but #¤%& well tends to be used like one by its fans) is silent. V's said section specifies that non-English sources should be replaced by English ones when there's no drop in quality, and that controversial material or direct quotes should be translated, both "for the convenience of our readers." There's no mention of non-English sources being limited, supplemental, inferior or in any way not equal to English ones other than inconvencience. This seems to reflect our practices, too.

As for why this is, rejecting non-English sources altogether (WP:V) would be disastrous to our coverage of history, archeology, customs, geography, food, festivals, et cetera et cetera. Rejecting them for notability... well, WP:N is a yardstick for being significant enough to include. Wouldn't restricting it to English media create an enormous bias in favor of Western media - and Western art and science? (They do things with robots in Japan that'd make our eyes fall out.) The recent Finnish campaign funding scandal caused a massive furor and calls for the Prime Minister's resignation, but it has next to no international news value. A development in, I don't know, Tonga, might be a significant yardstick in the country's history but pass unnoticed by CNN and pals. Why?

To ramble further the English Wikipedia is "the" Wikipedia: by far the oldest, the most comprehensive, the most popular and certainly the most stuck-up of them all. Most of en.wiki's traffic comes from outside the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, South Africa and Australia. I'd say that this is not an English encyclopedia, but a global encyclopedia in English.

Hope that helps, --Kizor 09:23, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Hi, it appears you were correct in undoing my revision at Super Smash Bros. Melee. However, in the future, please use an edit summary when reverting an edit that is clearly not vandalism. Something like "actually the length is 14:18" could have been used for that specific instance. Thanks, Artichoker[talk] 15:11, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

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I have decided to put on a mini-contest within the November 2013 monthly disambiguation contest, on Saturday, November 23 (UTC). I will personally give a $20 Amazon.com gift card to the disambiguator who fixes the most links on that server-day (see the project page for details on scoring points). Since we are not geared up to do an automated count for that day, at 00:00, 23 November 2013 (UTC) (which is 7:00 PM on November 22, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the project page leaderboard. I will presume that anyone who is not already listed on the leaderboard has precisely nine edits. At 01:00, 24 November 2013 (UTC) (8:00 PM on November 23, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the leaderboard at that time (the extra hour is to give the board time to update), and I will determine from that who our winner is. I will credit links fixed by turning a WP:DABCONCEPT page into an article, but you'll have to let me know me that you did so. Here's to a fun contest. Note that according to the Daily Disambig, we currently have under 256,000 disambiguation links to be fixed. If everyone in the disambiguation link fixers category were to fix 500 links, we would have them all done - so aim high! Cheers! bd2412 T 02:48, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Quarter 4, 2013[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Newsletter/20140101

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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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2014[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Newsletter/20140402

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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Meet up with us[edit]

Happy May!

There are a few meetups in DC this month, including an edit-a-thon later this month. Check it out:

  • On Thursday, May 15 come to our evening WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle. If you're available Thursday evening, feel free to join us!
  • Or if you prefer a Saturday night dinner gathering, we also have our May Meetup at Capitol City Brewing Company. (Beer! Non-beer things too!)
  • You are also invited to the Federal Register edit-a-thon at the National Archives later this month.

Come one, come all!

Best,

James Hare

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Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]

Greetings!

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Wikimedia DC has yet another busy month in June. Whether you're a newcomer to Wikipedia or have years of experience, we're happy to see you come. Here's what's coming up:

  • On Wednesday, June 11 from 7 to 9 PM come to the WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space. Hang out with Wikipedia enthusiasts!
  • Saturday, June 14 is the Frederick County History Edit-a-Thon from 11 AM to 4 PM. Help improve local history on Wikipedia.
  • The following Saturday, June 21, is the June Meetup. Dinner and drinks with Wikipedians!
  • Come on Tuesday, June 24 for the Wikipedia in Your Library edit-a-thon at GWU on local and LGBT history.
  • Last but not least, on Sunday, June 29 we have the Phillips Collection Edit-a-Thon in honor of the Made in America exhibit.

Wikipedia is better with friends, so why not come out to an event?

Best,

James Hare

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The Great American Wiknic and other events in July[edit]

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I am pleased to announce our fourth annual picnic, the Great American Wiknic, will take place at Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 5 PM (rain date: July 20). We will be hanging out by the statue of Dante Alighieri, a statue that was donated to the park in 1921 as a tribute to Italian Americans. Read more about the statue on Wikipedia. If you would like to sign up for the picnic, you can do so here. When signing up, say what you’re going to bring!

July will also feature the second annual Great American Wiknic in Frederick, Maryland. This year’s Frederick picnic will take place on Sunday, July 6 at Baker Park. Sign up here for the Frederick picnic.

What else is going on in July? We have the American Chemical Society Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, July 12, dedicated to notable chemists, and our monthly WikiSalon on Wednesday, July 16.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2014[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Newsletter/20140702 MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:06, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon![edit]

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Greetings!

Sorry for the last minute update, but our friends at the DC Historical Society have scheduled a Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle fought in the District. The event will last from noon to 2 PM on Wednesday, July 30. Hope you can make it!

Best,

James Hare

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