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My (Mtz206) RfA[edit]

Lutherbibel.jpg Thank you for voting at my RFA. My Request was successful with 41 supports, 12 opposes and 5 neutrals, and even though you did not vote for me, your counsel was appreciated. As an admin, I intend to work on expanding my involvement in the project namespace. If in any point in the future you get the feeling I'm doing something wrong, do not hesitate to drop me a line. -- mtz206 (talk) 02:31, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Citing Sources[edit]

Thanks for the help with the Culture during the Cold War article. How do I cite sources? This page is so far an amalgamation of bits and pieces from other articles. What do I cite, exactly? I read the citing sources article, but I still feel like I don't know what I need to know. Also, I don't want this to be simply a list of things, but to have some something that takes it up a notch from a list...

I recommend the library. I guarantee that a university library would have a book or two or three on the cultural effects of the Cold War. From those books you can write about the larger themes, rather than just list individual cultural products. Discussion of Cold War culture can then integrate the good list of shows and books and movies you've got already. (P.S. Don't forget to sign your posts using ~~~~). —Perceval 04:50, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
Okay...so I did some searching, found some stuff. What I found is right there on the Cold War page. I haven't read any of the sources, though. Does that matter? Would I just put that list of things at the bottom of the culture of the cold war article? Also, would I repeat some of the sources found on other pages? For example, the musical Chess doesn't cite any sources, since it is the source. Is that the same for the songs and movies and such? Lastly, are you a good resource for these questions, or is there somewhere that is a better place for my questions? Thanks for your help! Hires an editor 02:14, 17 August 2006 (UTC)
Well, I'm an administrator, so I'm as good a source as any. To start learning about citing sources in Wikipedia, I would read WP:CITE. It will explain what to cite, when to cite, and how to cite. To understand why we need to cite and the importance of citing, read Wikipedia:Verifiability. One thing we cannot do is to cite other Wikipedia articles as a source. If you see a cited sentence in another article you can use that sentence and carry over the citation if you like. But it's generally best to paraphrase facts from things that you personally have read, and cite those sources, thereby reducing the room for error.
The most current citing system is called cite.php. You can read about that at Wikipedia:Footnotes and m:Cite/Cite.php. It's fantastic, and does a lot of the work for you. Also, there are readymade citation templates for various types of sources that will automatically format the bibliographic data for you. You can find them at Category:Citation_templates. I've used Template:Cite news and Template:Cite book countless times, but many others exist for virtually any kind of media. Hope this helps! —Perceval 03:30, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Great power peer review[edit]

Could you please see Wikipedia:Peer review/Great power/archive1 and suggest what we could do to improve that article. Thanks. Nobleeagle (Talk) 00:22, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

I'll look into it.—Perceval 06:09, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

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Addition of Copyvios[edit]

It seems that you added a copyright violation here (from Britannica). I'd be interested to hear what happened. Thanks, Alphachimp 14:24, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Looks like it was added over two years ago, within a month or so of my first starting to edit Wikipedia. If I recall correctly, the text didn't come directly from Britannica, but by way of this website, which is the first thing that comes up on a Google search for Hammon. Good catch, thanks.—Perceval 02:45, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Your RFM[edit]

A non-Mediation Committe member has requested to take your case (I'm assuming as a preliminary step to joining the MedCom). If you could please take a look and either accept or reject this, it'd be great. Thanks in advance, ^demon[omg plz] 16:38, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Mediation[edit]

I appreciate your frustration, but if the means to an end language isn't something you're particularly invested in (and it doesn't appear that you are), then perhaps it would go further to facilitate a solution if we didn't make that a bone of contention. JCO312 04:33, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

I'm not trying to make "means to ends" a sticking point. But I am concerned about not being allowed to use "strategy" in the intro. The means to ends language is a subordinate concern to "strategy", as it's the definition of strategy. As you know, Steve has argued that strategy and its definition belong in the intro because strategy is "political" or a "code word". I don't think it's a supportable idea to remove "strategy" from the definition of geostrategy because Steve views its use as in bad faith.—Perceval 04:40, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Hi Percy. I just read up on the mediation page last night. Was taking a break from that for a while - working on other things. I'll chime in shortly. "lede text" - funny, yes. -Ste|vertigo 21:52, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

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SEATO[edit]

Thanks, I've fixed SEATO2.png.Paj.meister 14:23, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Project[edit]

I recently created some pages for Wikipedia:WikiProject Power in international relations for peer review, collaboration and deletion listings, but the article isn't big enough to NEED those pages. I was thinking about an International relations theory WikiProject. You seem to be editing a number of these articles so I wanted your opinion. Nobleeagle [TALK] [C] 22:48, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

By the way, do you believe great powers should mention the fact that they are great powers in the lead of their country articles? Nobleeagle [TALK] [C] 22:51, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
In general I think Wikiprojects are fine ideas and a good way to focus editors with similar interests on a slice of Wikipedia's content. I'm not sure I would have made it as narrow as "power in international relations" either. I agree that an "international relations theory" would be a better Wikiproject.
My main admonition is this: please please please emphasize cited, academic/reputable sources. People talking about this or that country as a great power or as a superpower is notoriously loose, and very often arouses nationalist fervor (e.g. "why isn't my country on the great power list!?!?!"). Other times it attracts outright original research. A good example of such things include: A) the list of countries purported to be great powers in the great power article, which is subjective at best, and original research more likely, driven by nationalism; and, B) the XYZ as an emerging superpower set or article, which, if not deleted outright for original research, out to be prominently labeled as speculative and predictive of future events.
So, no, I don't believe country articles should assert that they are or are not a great power. There are numerous definitions and standards for what constitutes a great power. Academics and statesmen have no agreed upon definition or criteria. Listing countries on the great power page is almost assuredly original research unless you cite who says they're a great power and when they were a great power and based on what criteria. Waltz counts great powers by "common sense." William R. Thompson counts those states possessing 5% or more of the relevant capabilities (which obviously vary for different periods) within the great power subsystem. Long cycle theorists differentiate between global and regional powers, and set the standard at 10% of naval or land power capabilities (respectively) within the great power subsystem. Moreover, great power is used more generally in colloquial speech or historical writing without any criteria or formal definition. You see the problem--many many definitions, no way to establish any clarity which would prevent Canadian nationalists or South Korean nationalists from claiming that they're a great power too. In some sense or some definitions they are.
I say these things because I've been quite disenchanted recently, being in the thick of a 9+ month long edit dispute with another user on an IR subject, who openly admits to never having read anything about the subject, but who nonetheless feels qualified to rewrite the intro text to redefine the subject matter how they see fit. It's absurd and maddening. So in your endeavor, which I would be happy to support (although real life has been taking up a tremendous amount of my time of late), I hope you really stress the hell out of reputable/academic sources for *absolutely everything*.—Perceval 03:42, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Emerging superpower[edit]

There's nothing wrong with the article being chopped down and drastic changes being undertaken, I just think the concept is worth staying on Wikipedia as an article. Thus blanking half the page is better than deleting because the other half is worth keeping. Anyway, what's your view on articles like Effects of global warming. Nobleeagle [TALK] [C] 01:09, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Conceptually it is inherently flawed. You know that the terms "superpower" and "great power" are relative terms, not absolute terms. Polarity in the international system is based on a subjective set of factors said to be relevant, some of those factors can be measured quantitatively while others are subjective, and the system for determining polarity is also subjective as it varies by expert. Having wikipedians assemble a variety of primary source raw data that they select to demonstrate China/India/EU's rise is quite obviously original research, since the set of indicators chosen is the work of wikipedians and the idea that these indicators are the relevant ones in demonstrating a country's rise is also the work of the wikipedians. Moreover, you know quite well that absolute power is not the same as relative power. China/India/EU can rise all they want and that has no direct bearing on how exactly the polarity of the international system will change, if it will at all.
Effects of global warming is not a perfect article, and it's not free from original research. However, it is leagues better than the emerging superpowers series. #1, it is not inherently predicated upon an assumption: the superpowers series assumes that polarity will shift from unipolarity to bipolarity, while it is just as plausible that polarity will shift from unipolarity to multipolarity (in which case there would be no superpowers, but simply a set of great powers). #2, it discusses individual authors' theories one by one and attributes those theories directly in the text. Take a look at the first major section: Effects_of_global_warming#More_extreme_weather. Each paragraph begins with the particular theorist/paper/book/etc and discusses their particular contention. The article, for the most part, does not marshal primary source data chosen by wikipedians and assembled by wikipedians as evidence, unlike the superpower articles. #3, the relevant indicators chosen by scientists are scientific, and thus not nearly as arbitrary. Indicators chosen in political science are far more arbitrary, and rely principally upon the author's theoretical school (realism, liberalism, marxism, constructivism). While there is an objective measurement of global temperature and climate change, there is no objective measurement of what constitutes a superpower much less what constitutes state power within the international system.
I could go on, but I hope you get the point. The articles, in concept, are inherently flawed. We cannot just keep the namespace and redo the articles without OR, because the very concept of the article is based on a subjective assumption about how the future will turn out.—Perceval 02:56, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
I agree with you for the most part, anyone is allowed to add anything on these articles as long as they demonstrate power. It's just that I believe that the articles can be salvaged and have developed a better series of headings in my userspace which may set the foundations for such an improvement to the articles. So on that front, we'll agree to disagree, but I do agree that the current article is OR and is too much primary-source based. Nobleeagle [TALK] [C] 03:54, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

about your rational for deletion. [1] Why don't you put your criticism in thies articles,it seem's to me that their place are there.I mean,peopol that asuem this and that about the future(on the subject) would have less chance to read this critisism if the articles are indeed deleted (i douted that since is the fourth nomination).See it like the article on creationism or flat earth,yes they are very "hum" theories, but they do the job in informing peopol.In that sence even"japan superpower" deservers an article,saying something like you said.Or maybe an article like "Creation-evolution controversy".--87.65.190.31 11:48, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Anyway you won. 8 keep votes were discounted, making it a resounding delete result. Nobleeagle [TALK] [C] 06:43, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
It's not over yet: review.—Perceval 18:31, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Cafe Press[edit]

Not directly. However the foundation is big enough to negotate a pretty good deal with any one of 100 t-shirt makers.Geni 04:26, 11 February 2007 (UTC)


Energy Superpower[edit]

Page edit[edit]

It doesn't matter if the concept is new or in flux. Wikipedia does not aim to write the truth about a topic, it aims to represent all published reputable positions on all sides of an issue without favoring one or the other or presenting something as settled. The article should not be written and then sourced--that's getting the entire concept backwards. It should find its genesis in the sources--build up from that base. As such, most of the article should be fundamentally rewritten, starting from actual sources, rather than the musings of random people who happen to have Wikipedia user accounts.—Perceval 23:14, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

I was not trying to make it the musings of "people who happen to have Wikipedia user accounts". I'm just trying to get the page better. I understand your explanation, but there's no need to be so hard-nosed here. Many of the editors who contributed to the page I could not always block (like perhaps someone like you could), and I did stop several from making some particularly dubious contributions (ex. Beagel wanted to put OPEC on the page as a separate energy superpower when the definition was clearly state-based). You should note that I was feverishly trying to at least get the reserves & production numbers sourced on all countries. This is a very new article, and it's hard to get it incredibly polished and up to standards in mere months. I am trying to get everything done by your standards, but I'd appreciate if you would contribute if you're going to critique the work of so many on the page. It smacks of being an back-seat driver who's too afraid to actually do the job themselves. If you can "pull rank", then why do you not contribute? This article has been in dire need of experts like yourself for months! Drakeguy 17:39, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

And by the way, I just put in a bit in the "potential energy superpower" section that SHOULD fit your standards. It's got an expert opinion article source from a geophysicist named Dr. Talwani out of Rice University. Also, I added another article by a Ms. Ecochard discussing the difficulties of Canada becoming an energy superpower in oil. I hope that fulfills the "noting" of the speculative nature of either of these countries making "the jump". Also, Gralo sent me a bunch of nicely sourced reasons why Canada will have a difficult time becoming an energy superpower that he should shortly (if he follows my advice) add to the page. Drakeguy 18:04, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Great Energy power/energy power pages[edit]

I'm not trying to make things up, just find a way to categorize certain states. Sorry about that anyway though. It just seems to me we have no way to categorize these other states that fall in between a "energy superpower" and a regular energy power. Maybe you could do a google search and find a better term, because these states are left in a vacuum of no way to define their status, and we need to be able to do that on this site. Drakeguy 17:26, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

I'll go ahead and erase the page if you want, but we do need to find where the hell the term is that defines these countries. It's like looking at a black hole in IR terms. Something ought to be out there, but I haven't seen any term that would work. Got any ideas on a term/definition we could source? Drakeguy 18:06, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

"Emerging" vs "potential" energy superpower?[edit]

That's the latest thing Gralo and myself have apparently agreed upon. I think it will suffice nicely once we get the expert opinion sources put in. Plus it'll allow us to keep a definition for the states that fall underneath the energy superpower (see Great Energy Power) and also discuss those countries with the potential to make the jump to energy superpower status on the energy superpower page as well. And I just got rid of one of my more angry responses for your editing-sorry about not doing that after reading your reasons the first time. Anyway, someone already has a "potential energy superpower" section up on the page-all we need now is some expert opinion, a few prospective countries, and your assurance that this will pass editorial standards. As they say, "Editors are standing by". Drakeguy 21:31, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Potential is less problematic than emerging, because the former has implications of supported fact, whereas the latter is hypothetical. Any section on potential powers ought to A) stress the hypothetical or speculative nature of section, and B) base everything on the secondary sources saying that a country does or does not have such potential, and refrain from marshaling primary source/raw data on behalf of or against such claims. Above all, Wikipedia must not have its own theory or its own position on these countries and their potential. We must reflect (with attribution) the ideas of others, but that's as far as it goes.—Perceval 23:25, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Claims section?[edit]

Perceval, it occurred to me that perhaps we ought to take a look at WHICH state's and their leaders have laid claim to being or becoming energy superpowers. We really ought to include expert opinion on the reasons they believe they will become Energy superpowers versus experts against, or just find expert opinion in general on the claims. Seems to me that otherwise, if someone were to read about the claims of a world leader's country being a superpower, that this site would not be able to discuss that topic (or be used as a reference), which is clearly something this page ought to be able to discuss (and verify the arguments for and against) that leader's comments. I think a new section might be a good idea here, in order to address these concerns. Drakeguy 18:21, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Editing Standards[edit]

While the editing standards you posted on the energy superpower discussion page seem all well and good, I am very troubled by something you said. Quote, "Wikipedia does not aim to write the truth about a topic, it aims to represent all published reputable positions on all sides of an issue without favoring one or the other or presenting something as settled."

My concern is that A) if there is no reputable source on a country (in terms of experts) available, and all we have is production/reserve numbers, how do we make certain that it's added to the page appropriately? I did some checking of the temporary page, and it confirmed my doubts as to how to proceed. There is not much in the way of any expert opinion on Canada's uranium production on the net, but many creditable sources (not experts though) list it as having the highest production of uranium on earth. How would we possibly present Canada without being accused of perhaps advancing a biased opinion? It just seems a tragedy for the page to only concern oil and gas, whereas Canada is a huge uranium producer and isn't mentioned except as an oil/gas power.

B) If Wikipedia is not out to present the "truth", but merely all published reputable positions "of an issue" without favoring one side, then what are we going to do should somebody from Exxon Mobil come in and quote a "reputable" source they hired to contradict the other scientists quoted on the "global warming" article? We have this issue on the energy superpower page too because I've had a number of editors advancing arguments all over the place about Russian energy policies (and much of them partisan but quoting "reputable sources"). How on earth do editors like Gralo, Xdamr, Beagel and myself make certain that this article doesn't dissolve into a bout of pro and anti-russian "wikilobbying"? Drakeguy 01:11, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

I believe it will be unlikely that any potentially important country in terms of global energy markets will lack a published opinion. Global energy markets are among the most widely discussed and debated of all subjects in international politics and business. Regarding Canada & uranium, there are sources available, see Google Scholar.
Wikilobbying is certainly a problem. The key is to make sure the sources are attributed in the text, so that the readers knows whose opinion they're receiving. So rather than having a statement like "Russia is the greatest energy power[1]", we should make sure that sentences like that are rewritten to say "Ivan Denisovitch from the All Russian Energy Promotion Institute writes in a 2005 white paper that 'Russia is the greatest energy power.'[1]" Then present other sourced items saying more moderate things: "The BBC reports that Russia's energy production positions it in XYZ way regarding the international market. The DOE says ABC about Russian energy production. Etc." Within the context of multiple sources the extent of the controversy will become clear to the reader, and they can choose on their own which sources they agree with.—Perceval 21:02, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Great Powers[edit]

Please can you see the article and talk about Great Powers? The authors of the article want to apply the term to the World of today, apply the term to countries of today (as Britain France Germany)is a very subjective POV, it is very offensive in confront of others countries of the World, expecially former colonies of Africa and Asia! To support their wrong use of the term they continually quote some sources, but their sources are also a POV of a politically oriented group of academics and they also ignored completely others sources that affirmed the contrary of their POV! You have also to consider that the term "Power" referred to a country is very despised and avoided among the academics of Left and in countries as Germany and Italy, where the "Policy of Power" evokes negative periods of their history. The term "Great Powers" is neutral (as Wikipedia required) if apllied only on historical perspective (about history before World War II or maybe the Crisis of Suez 1956) Thank you for your attention! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 80.104.57.56 (talk) 12:44, 17 February 2007 (UTC).

I wrote on the talk page about the need for a criticisms section to address the many critical views of the term "great power" like you've suggested. I also added a placeholder subsection on the main article page where sourced criticism can be added.—Perceval 20:54, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Talk page[edit]

My mistake. I was in haste in removing it, as I thought that you were re-adding something that the user had previously removed. I'm not accustomed to edit summaries for user talk pages, which somehow led me to think that you had previously added the same section. In any case, though, I've been told by a couple of admins (after trying to keep warnings on editors' talk pages) that they have the right to remove warnings. The removal indicates that the message has been seen, and that the page history can be viewed to determine any issues. I've seen a few legitimate editors remove warnings to their talk pages or just blank their talk page entirely with no interest in keeping the discussion. So while I acknowledge my revert was a misunderstanding, can you tell me what is the proper way to handle issues. Here's a couple of instances where my heads-up messages were reverted -- [2] and [3]. It'd be nice to know if I can, after all, force warnings to be kept on user talk pages of disruptive editors. —Erik (talkcontribreview) - 17:56, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Well, if I were to be nominated for bureaucratship, for example, people would want to know what I've been up to and what disputes I've been involved in. They could certainly go through the history of my talk page edit-by-edit to find everything, but it would be much more convenient if all the content was still there. This is why deleting talk page content is counterproductive. People will want to know about that 3RR block on me. Removing it from my talk page makes it look like I'm trying to hide something. In general, there's no reason nor advantage to be gained from removing things from your talk page. Remember, Wikipedia is not made of paper: we have plenty of space, and your talk page can get very very lengthy. The best solution for those wanting to start fresh on their talk page is to simply archive the contents, which is something that I've done for my talk page. The guideline on user pages has a helpful explanation: Wikipedia:User_page#Ownership_and_editing_of_pages_in_the_user_space. There it says, 'On a user's own talk page, policy does not prohibit the removal of comments at that user's discretion, although archival is preferred to removal. Please note, though, that removing warnings from one's own talk page is often frowned upon." So while removing comments or blanking one's user talk is allowed, removing content (and specifically warnings) is frowned upon. If you have problem with a user removing warnings, as if to hide evidence or somesuch, first let them know about the above guideline, and second draw the attention of an administrator who can keep an eye on things. Cheers!—Perceval 18:23, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

geostrat[edit]

A note on my talk page would have been nice - Ive been handling seven mediations of my own. And why would you base an editorial judgement on my inactivity, or appearance thereof? -Stevertigo 23:05, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

If you are going to be involved in a mediation one might reasonably expect you to check in on it at least once a week. You were making edits on a variety of pages every day over the past three weeks. There was clearly little restraint on your available time. Essentially, you were ignoring the RfM. Meanwhile, I had one question for you five weeks ago which you have ignored several times now. It's disrespectful. Since you are the one who is demanding changes to the article text, it is incumbent upon you when disagreed with to give some sort of explanation other than flippant one-liners why your changes are necessary. There is no reason why the article should reflect misleading personal opinion while you ignore the RfM (and continue to ignore it even now) for weeks at a time with no notice.—Perceval 04:51, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

your PROD tag on Manichaean paranoia[edit]

hi perceval,

FYI, i just removed the prod tag. not sure if you're watching the article or not, but since you restored the tag after someone else removed it, i thought i'd give you a heads up. here's a cut and paste from my note on the talk page:

AFAIK, nothing in WP:PROD says IP's can't remove the notice. especially in the latest removal, the IP editor added info, and contested it. that is in no way vandalism, which is the only reason to restore a deleted PROD notice. if you think it should go, then it's time for WP:AFD. --barneca

i have no opinion on if it should stay or go, but if you feel strongly, AFD is probably the way to go now. --barneca (talk) 21:41, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

As far as I know, if you tag something with prod or afd the notice stays until the timeperiod for consideration is up (5 days and 7 days respectively, IIRC). Maybe I'm wrong, but anons removing a prod tag without an edit summary smacks more of trying to protect the page by deleting things rather than a good faith effort to allow process to take its course.—Perceval 22:06, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
what you say, i believe, applies to WP:AFD, but not to WP:PROD. i just looked it up to make sure i wasn't mistaken (section 4 of PROD; i still don't know how to link to specific sections of articles). PROD is for uncontested deletions. the IP editor should have used an edit summary, but his previous edit from a minute before was a content change, so i think we have to AGF. --barneca (talk) 22:19, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
Because the removals of the prod tag were edit summaryless I did not consider them, at the time, to be contesting the prod tag formally, but merely engaging in the kind of process-flouting that anons often do. As such, I'll look into filing it for AfD.—Perceval 22:27, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

reply[edit]

An edit that reverts reliable sources and attributed info in vandalism. I reverted the vandalism on spot.Bakaman 22:26, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

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Threats[edit]

Hi! I need to complain about the threats and inexplicable arch-hostile behaviour of user LUCPOL towards me:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:81.106.128.119

He wrote it in Polish, but I do not know why I should be bullied without any reason here... How can I officially reprot this???

I really don't want to translate that flame. They are all involved and I don't have the will to determine who is more guilty; I told them they are on all final warning and we will be blocking them for any future flaming.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 18:18, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
I wrote only in him discussion that I will withdraw his nationalist Polish POV ...but IP uses true personal attacks: Nazi man (pl: nazista), nut (pl: świr), trash man (pl:śmieć). I wait on blockade this IP. LUCPOL (talk) 19:04, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

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Request for move of Empress Myeongseong[edit]

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AfD: Manichaean paranoia[edit]

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Wikipedia:Meetup/DC_10#People_probably_attending_a_2:30_Air-Space_Museum_pre-dinner_tour[edit]

Check out the new things that the Smithsonian is offering us! Sadads (talk) 15:50, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

  • Is there any way that you can firm up your plans? We would like to include you in our count for dinner? Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 17:39, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Real name for security at the American Indian Museum[edit]

When we go to the American Indian museum, they would like our real name ahead of time that way they can get us through security quickly. Could you get yours to me by tomorrow, either via the page for the meetup, my talk page or an e-mail? Sadads (talk) 00:20, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

WP:GLAM/SI invite[edit]

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First Smithsonian workshop conversation[edit]

Please check out the conversation at Wikipedia talk:GLAM/SI#First workshop session, thanks Sadads (talk) 22:28, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Workshop sign up is up at WP:GLAM/SI/Events[edit]

Hey, the final date and time for the first Workshop has been set. If you want to sign up for the team check out Wikipedia:GLAM/SI, Sadads (talk) 19:41, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Don't feel obliged to, but if you feel comfortable with the material on the Workshop outline, you will be fine as an instructor. Now, on the other hand, if you don't feel you can answer a good swath of questions on WP:COI and GLAM type issues, it is fine if you do not teach but sit and the back and prep yourself to run one of the later workshops. Sadads (talk) 20:04, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 11[edit]

Hey, just in case you missed it, there is an oppurtunity to get a free dinner this Tuesday August 11 and a chance to meet and hang out talk about Wikipedia:WikiProject United States Public Policy and WP:GLAM/SI. Sorry that this is so late in the game, I was hoping the e-mail would be a better form of contact for active members (if you want to get on the e-mail list send me an User e-mail ). Hope that you can attend, User:Sadads (talk)12:33, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Smithsonian Institution workshop on Thursday[edit]

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DC Meetup #12[edit]

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Ombra mai fù (or "fu")[edit]

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Wikipedia DC Meetup, October 23[edit]

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WikiXDC: Wikipedia 10th Birthday![edit]

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Wikimania 2012 bid, DC chapter & next meetup![edit]

  1. At WikiXDC in January, User:Harej proposed that DC submit a bid to host Wikimania 2012. A bid and organizing committee is being formed and seeks additional volunteers to help. Please look at our bid page and sign up if you want to help out. You can also signup for the bid team's email list.
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  3. To discuss all this and meet up with special guest, Dutch Wikipedian User:Kim Bruning, there will be a meetup, Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 16 this Tuesday at 7pm, at Capitol City Brewery, Metro Center. There will be a pre-meetup Wikimania team meeting at 6pm at the same location.

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DC Meetup: May 7 @ Tenleytown Library[edit]

The next DC Wikimedia meetup is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 3:30-5:30 pm at the Tenleytown Library (adjacent to the Tenleytown Metro Station, Red Line), followed by dinner & socializing at some nearby place.

This is the first official meeting of our proposed Wikimedia DC chapter, with discussion of bylaws and next steps. Other agenda items include, update everyone on our successful Wikimania bid and next steps in the planning process, discuss upcoming activities that we want to do over the summer and fall, and more.

Please RSVP here and see a list of additional tentatively planned meetups & activities for late May & June on the Wikipedia:Meetup/DC page.


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Smithsonian Archives of American Art Backstage Pass[edit]

Archives of American Art Backstage Pass! - You are invited!
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The Smithsonian is hosting its first Backstage Pass at the Archives of American Art in, Washington, D.C., on Friday, July 29. 10 Wikimedians will experience the behind the scenes aspects of archiving the world's largest collection of documents and photographs related to American art. After a complimentary lunch, an edit-a-thon will take place and prizes will be awarded. Followed by an evening happy hour. We hope you'll participate! SarahStierch (talk) 16:51, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

GLAM Baltimore 2011![edit]

GLAM Baltimore 2011 - You are invited!
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GLAM Baltimore 2011 is a series of GLAM related events that will take place July 22-23 in Baltimore. The weekend launches with a happy hour for emerging GLAM professionals and concludes the following day with a lively discussion and series of breakout sessions on the morning of the 23rd. Attendance to both is encouraged but not required. We do hope you'll participate for this exciting event! See you in Baltimore! SarahStierch (talk) 13:43, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

The WikiProject National Archives Newsletter[edit]

The first ever WikiProject National Archives newsletter has been published. Please read on to find out what we're up to and how to help out! There are many opportunities for getting more involved. Dominic·t 21:36, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

DC Meetup, July 29[edit]

DC Meetup 21 - Who should come? You should. Really.
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DC MEETUP 21 is July 29! This meet up will involve Wikipedians from the area as well as Wiki-loving GLAM professionals. See you Friday! SarahStierch (talk) 16:32, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

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

National Archives Backstage Pass - Who should come? You should. Really.
US-NARA-Seal.svg On Saturday, August 6, the National Archives is hosting a Wikipedia meetup, backstage pass tour, and edit-a-thon in College Park, Maryland. Meet staff and fellow Wikipedians, go behind the scenes at the National Archives, help digitize documents, and edit together! Dominic·t 21:31, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

National Archives Backstage Pass[edit]

Not joking about the chocolate!
This is a reminder that the National Archives Backstage Pass is tomorrow at 11 am. National Archives-themed chocolates and temporary tattoos await! Also, historical documents. :-)

Please see the meetup page for updated information on transportation, security, and other other event details. Dominic·t 22:27, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

You're invited! Wikimedia DC Annual Membership Meeting[edit]

DC Meetup 23 & Annual Membership Meeting

Wikimedia District of Columbia, the newest officially recognized chapter, is holding its Annual Membership Meeting at 1pm on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library.

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Agenda items include:

  • election of the Board of Directors for the next two years
  • approval of a budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year
  • report on the activities and accomplishments of the past year
  • social gathering afterwards at a nearby restaurant

Candidate nominations are open until 11:59pm EDT on Saturday, September 24. We encourage you to consider being a candidate. (see see candidate instructions)

The meeting is open to both the general public and members from within the DC-MD-VA-WV-DE region and beyond. We encourage everyone to attend!

You may join the chapter at the meeting or online.


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DC-area Meetup, Saturday, October 8[edit]

National Archives Backstage Pass - Who should come? You should. Really.
US-NARA-Seal.svg You are invited to the National Archives in College Park for a special backstage pass and scanathon meetup with Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, on Saturday, October 8. Go behind the scenes and into the stacks at the National Archives, help digitize documents, and edit together! Free catered lunch provided! Dominic·t 16:25, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

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

Wikipedia Loves Libraries DC & edit-a-thon
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Wikipedia Loves Libraries comes to DC on Saturday, November 5th, from 1-5pm, at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library.

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

You're invited and we hope to see you there!

RSVP + more details!


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

Fine Art Edit-a-Thon & Meetup - Who should come? You should. Really.
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FINE ART EDIT-A-THON & DC MEETUP 26 is December 17! The Edit-a-Thon will cover fine art subjects from the Federal Art Project and the meet up will involve Wikipedians from the area as well as Wiki-loving GLAM professionals. You don't have to attend both to attend one (but we hope you do!) Click the link above and sign up & spread the word! See you there! SarahStierch (talk) 15:41, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Liberalism in international relations theory for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Liberalism in international relations theory is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Liberalism in international relations theory until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

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I've updated the request. Please comment there. Sven Manguard Wha? 15:27, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

National Archives ExtravaSCANza[edit]

You are invited to the National Archives ExtravaSCANza, taking place every day next week from January 4–7, Wednesday to Saturday, in College Park, Maryland (Washington, DC metro area). Come help me cap off my stint as Wikipedian in Residence at the National Archives with one last success!

This will be a casual working event in which Wikipedians are getting together to scan interesting documents at the National Archives related to a different theme each day—currently: spaceflight, women's suffrage, Chile, and battleships—for use on Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons. The event is being held on multiple days, and in the evenings and weekend, so that as many locals and out-of-towners from nearby regions1 as possible can come. Please join us! Dominic·t 01:31, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

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

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AfD and PROD notifications[edit]

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Back in December, you got either an AfD or PROD notification, which was part of the template testing project's experiments. If you could go here and leave us some feedback about what you think about the new versions of the templates we tested (there are links to the templates), that would be very useful. (You can also email me at mpinchuk@wikimedia.org if you want.) Thanks! Maryana (WMF) (talk) 20:03, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Perceval,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.11.206.39 (talk) 03:49, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

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

DC Meetup #28: March 10 at Capitol City Brewery
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DC Wikipedia meetup #28 is on Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 7pm on at Capitol City Brewery in downtown DC. (11th & H St NW).

Join us for an evening of socializing, chatting about Wikipedia, discussing Wikimedia DC activities and the latest preparations for Wikimania 2012. (RSVP + details)


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

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

Sarah (talk) 23:57, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner[edit]

Wikimedia DC.svg Please join us for a Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner on Saturday, May 5. This will be a great opportunity to meet other Wikimedians from the DC area, discuss upcoming Wikimedia DC activities and events, and have fun over dinner and drinks. All ages are welcome! Kirill [talk] 04:08, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

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

S. Dillon Ripley & Uncle Beazley.jpg Please join us for the second Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-thon! This event will focus on Smithsonian history including the history of the Institution's museums, archives, research centers and the people behind them. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the Archives, work within them & with staff, and learn more about the world's largest museum complex. We hope you'll join us on Friday, May 25. Please sign up here! Sarah (talk) 21:49, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
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You're invited to Masterpiece Museum Edit-a-Thon![edit]

"Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
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The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Wikimedia DC present the "Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon. Drawing from their vast vaults of art, the caretakers of the Smithsonian American Art Museum have meticulously drawn forth canvas jewels to import into Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia articles. The museum directors and staff are excited about this project, and would love to have experienced Wikimedians help in the effort! Kirill [talk] 18:05, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

When
  • August 10, 2012, 10 AM - 4 PM
Where
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, 7th & F St NW, Washington, DC
Signup

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries[edit]

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries is part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries 2012, the second annual continent-wide campaign to bring Wikipedia and libraries together with on-site events. Running this fall through October and November, libraries (and archives) will open their doors to help build a lasting relationship with their local Wikipedian community.

Organized by Wikimedia DC, this event will take place on October 12, 2012, and will include new editor training, a "backstage pass" tour of the National Museum of Natural History, and an edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Kirill [talk] 18:47, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

DC Meetup #33[edit]

December 10 is Ada Lovelace's birthday! Not only was she the world's first computer programmer, but also the world's first female open source developer! Come celebrate with Wikimedia District of Columbia at Busboys & Poets for an informal get together!

The Washington, DC event will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Busboys & Poets on 5th St NW & K St NW near Mt Vernon Square. The area is easily accessible by the Red Line Chinatown stop and the Yellow Line and Green Line Mt Vernon Square stop, as well as by WMATA buses.

Kirill [talk] 14:16, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of American Outlook for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article American Outlook is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/American Outlook until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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Nomination of The National Interest for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article The National Interest is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The National Interest until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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Wikimedia DC Holiday Party and Wiki Loves Monuments Exhibition[edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC and four other local media nonprofits—the National Press Club's Young Members Committee, 100Reporters, IRE and the Fund for Investigative Journalism—in winding down another year with a night of well-mannered frivolity.

The festivities will take place on Friday evening from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the Zenger Room on the 13th Floor of the National Press Club, located on 529 14th Street NW, near Metro Center. There will be meat and vegetarian appetizers as well as a cash bar with specially reduced drink prices all night long. In addition, we will be exhibiting the finalists of the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest at the event.

Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 04:40, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

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

Please join Wikimedia DC for Happy Hour at the Capitol City Brewery at Metro Center on Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 34. Hope to see you there! Harej (talk) 02:26, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

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

Hi Perceval, since you are interested in meetups in DC, I'd like to invite you to attend the Cato Institute's "Wikipedia and Legislative Data" events on March 14. (There's also an all day workshop on March 15; let me know if you are interested, we may be able to add more people.)

There will be an introduction to Wikipedia and open edit-a-thon in the afternoon, and a Sunshine Week Reception in the evening. I hope you can make it!

Hope to see you there! -Pete (talk) 19:22, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, March 9![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Guapo's at Tenleytown-AU on Saturday, March 9 at 5 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 35. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 14:02, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

You are invited to a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29[edit]

In honor of Women's History Month, the Smithsonian and the National Museum of Women in the Arts are teaming up to organize a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 10:00am - 5:00pm. The event is focused on encouraging women editors while improving Wikipedia entries about women artists and art world figures. This event is free of charge, but participation is limited to 20 volunteers, so RSVP today! Sarasays (talk) 23:17, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, April 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 36. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:07, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

You are invited to the "All Things GW" editathon on Saturday, April 20[edit]

The "All Things GW" editathon on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. is a rare chance to go behind the scenes in the University Archives of the GW Libraries and use their unique resources to research and update Wikipedia pages related to The George Washington University and the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Did you miss our last D.C. history editathon? This is your is your chance to come edit with wiki-friends using different great collection! The event includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the University Archives and a show-and-tell of some of its most interesting treasures, snacks, and the editathon.

Participation is limited to 30 volunteers, so RSVP today! Dominic·t 07:22, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetups on April 19 and 20[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for two exciting events this weekend:

On the evening of Friday, April 19, we're hosting our first-ever WikiSalon at our K Street office. The WikiSalon will be a twice-monthly informal meetup and collaborative editing event to help build the community of Wikimedia enthusiasts here in DC; please join us for its inaugural session. Light refreshments will be provided.

On Saturday, April 20, we've partnered with the George Washington University to host the All Things GW Edit-a-Thon at the Teamsters Labor History Research Center. Please join us for behind-the-scenes tours of the University Archives and help edit articles about GWU history.

We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these events! Kirill [talk] 20:11, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, May 11![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, May 11 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 23:12, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on May 24[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of May 24 at our K Street office.

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

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 18:27, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

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

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

organized by Wiki Project Med

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

Please go to the event page to get more information, including a detailed program schedule.

If you are interested in participating, please register by sending an email to pmhmeet@gmail.com. Please indicate if you are coming in person or if you will be joining us via the webinar. After registering, you will receive additional information about how to get to our campus (if coming in-person) and details about how to join the webinar. Klortho (talk) 00:52, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on June 6[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 6 at our K Street office.

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

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 11:57, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Have time on Saturday?[edit]

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

I hope to see you there!

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Harej (talk) 04:44, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, June 15![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, June 15 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 20:17, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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Harej (talk) 16:09, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, July 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, July 13 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 00:50, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

You're Invited: Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the Smithsonian[edit]

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Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum

You're invited to the Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon, part of a series of edit-a-thons organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum to add and expand articles about American art and artists on Wikipedia.

This event will include a catered lunch and special tours of the Luce Foundation Center for American Art and the Lunder Conservation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Meet at G Street Lobby (9th St. & G St. NW, Washington, D.C.)

Capacity is limited, so please sign up today!

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DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, August 24![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, August 24 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 04:31, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Wednesday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Wednesday, August 24 at our K Street office.

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

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 12:07, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Meet up with local Wikipedians on September 14![edit]

Are you free on Saturday, September 14? If so, please join Wikimedia DC and local Wikipedians for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages are welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please visit the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:26, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

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

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 5 at our K Street office.

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

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 15:25, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 06:22, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

If you're interested in attending, please sign up at the event page. We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 02:38, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Meetups coming up in DC![edit]

Hey!

You are invited to two upcoming events in DC:

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

I hope to see you there!

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

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

Coming up in February![edit]

Hello there!

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

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

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

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

DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

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

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

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

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

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

An exciting month of wiki events![edit]

Hello there,

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best,
James Hare

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

Hello there!

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

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

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


Best,

James Hare

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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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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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