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Mail[edit]

Hi, you've got mail. Best, Walter 10:12, 19 November 2014 (PDT)

Please review DYK nomination[edit]

Hi, Richard. I wonder if you could review our DYK nomination for the new article Honey Queen Program our students created at Vassar College as part of a curricular project. Thanks! Cristian Opazo (talk) 15:11, 22 November 2012 (UTC) http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Did_you_know_nominations/Honey_Queen_Program

Wikipedia Loves Libraries[edit]

Hi. I hope you're doing well. I am looking forward to the NYPL event, but what are we planning to do? Is it an editathon, a teaching event, lectures, all of the above? Is there a planning page? If so, could you link it at Wikipedia Loves Libraries#Northeast? Thanks! -- Ssilvers (talk) 18:02, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

"how is Carnegie doing?"[edit]

In what sense? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 16:49, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Geonitice[edit]

Hi, Pharos. I'm Cristian and I'm a mostly active on it.wiki. I'm also a Wikimedia Italia board member. We would like to implement the Wikipedia:Geonotice also on it.wiki. User:Nemo_bis told me that you are currently maintaining it and it consist mostly of Javascript running on the toolserver. I'm going to ask one of our it.wiki's JS wizards to help me in implementing it. May you help us?. Thanks in advance. -- CristianCantoro (talk) 18:15, 12 September 2011 (UTC) p.s.: please answer me (in English, of course) on my it.wiki talk page, thank you.

SUNY-ESF, Syracuse NY Professor Interested in using Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Pharos, Can I give him our name/email to have him get in contact with you? He is a polymer chemist and has been really interested in the work we were doing here at Michigan and would like to do the same at SUNY-ESF this semester. Can we have some of the Syracuse Ambassadors take on his course as well? Thanks! MichChemGSI (talk) 14:21, 15 September 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.


Note: You can remove your name from the DC meetup invite list here. -- Message delivered by AudeBot, on behalf of User:Aude

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Spacecraft in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution[edit]

Category:Spacecraft in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, which you created, has been nominated for discussion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. The Bushranger One ping only 08:22, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

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)
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Hello, Pharos. You have new messages at Jeepday's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

So I was looking[edit]

at the Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Libraries, specifically at the event posted for the Embudo Valley Library and thought to myself, "Gee Einar, You're even better than I thought. I don't even remember how I managed to link this to the little blurb I put on our website. I'm impressed with me." However upon closer inspection I discovered that it appeared to be you who did it. All those things that i said about myself - well they are all now pointed at you, squared. Very nice work and thank you very much. Feel free to drop in. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 22:50, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Meetup/Chicago 5[edit]

I have been attempting to contact the Chicago Public Library official that I met with and she has not been responding to my communications. I will start the page when I hear from her.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 11:55, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Meetup/Chicago 5 is all set.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 23:22, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Category:Holocaust in art and literature[edit]

Hi there. Just a head's up that I've proposed a merger of this category into Category:Works about the Holocaust. Discussion is here. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 18:03, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Sorry about the WLL event in Warwick[edit]

I'm retiring from editing and am not the guy to encourage others to participate. Thanks for your leadership. BusterD (talk) 22:40, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

WLL in Fresno.[edit]

I was able finally was to talk to the head librarian(well, the person who can) 2 wks ago, I have been talking with about WLL, and showed them the WLL web page. They told me they need to work it out and they will let me know. I Been going over each week to see if they have the opportunity to with the higher ups. The one person I was talking to said. It sounded like a great Idea. I will keep you inform.

>Kingduran (talk) 21:13, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC Oct 22[edit]

You are invited to Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and lectures that will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and here!--Pharos (talk) 04:50, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

I think the event was a decided success, with at least half a dozen total newbies learning the ropes, and another dozen Wikipedians finding materials that they would not otherwise have had access to. I expanded the article on The Boy (musical) together with one of my trainees (User:Annveal), and we moved it from Stub class to at least Start class. Both of my trainees also got practical experience making edits and adding refs to articles that they selected. I really think that training-oriented sessions at the libraries are a great way to try to get new people involved in WP. An interesting thing that one of my trainees told me is that she was hesitant to edit, for fear that she would make a mistake, and also worried that other editors would criticize what she had done. The male trainee had no fears like that. I wonder if one of the reasons for the reluctance of women to join the WP project is that they are, in general, more risk-averse regarding editing. Obviously, there are lots of exceptions, but this was a very stark contrast in my two trainees yesterday. All the best! -- Ssilvers (talk)

Mail[edit]

Please check your e-mail, concerning a Chapter-related matter. Thanks and regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 03:14, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrol survey[edit]

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Spanish translation of NYC bylaws[edit]

Are there plans to make a Spanish translation of the Wikimedia NYC bylaws? It would not be legally binding, but would help New York residents who do not speak much English but who know Spanish Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 08:34, 28 October 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!


Note: You can remove your name from the DC meetup invite list here. -- Message delivered by AudeBot (talk) 19:05, 31 October 2011 (UTC), on behalf of User:Aude

Hi Pharos! Thanks for putting together the Wikipedia Loves Library event in NYC. It'd be grand to have a report about it (no matter how short or long) for This Month in GLAM. I do hope you or another attendee can provide a description of how the event went, outcomes and perhaps images (with links to any Wiki space). Please visit here and contribute if you can. It can be in the main features or the briefly section. Thanks again for coordinating the event :) SarahStierch (talk) 20:43, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi Pharos, Just wanted to let you know that I am partially incapacitated because I ruptured the ACL in my left knee two months ago. I'm still in a brace, and my life currently consists of exercising and napping with little bits of Wikipedia in between! Best wishes, Invertzoo (talk) 14:00, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

thanks for you kind words[edit]

following my complete failure as a wikipedia workshop organizer. I was not really trying to draw experienced editors, rather was hoping to work with a few locals. Were I to try and do a wikigathering I would first attempt to get a venue in Santa Fe because, it is already a destination for a lot of folks. I had not really given that idea any thought - now I will. You seem to be a New Yorker, probably lots of wikipedians out there. Life is supposed to be interesting and it pretty much lives up to billing. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 02:32, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Danish Modern furniture at MOMA[edit]

Hello Pharos. As resident Wikipedian at MoMA, you may be able to help out with photos of Danish Modern furniture. I visited MoMA a couple of years ago but my photos are not detailed enough to illustrate the article we are developing on Danish modern and the biographies of related designers. I realize there are already a few overviews of the exhibition of modern furniture and design on Commons but what we really need are individual shots: chairs, tables, lamps or whatever. You will get a better idea of what we are looking for if you look at the Danish modern article itself. Perhaps you or one of your colleagues could help out by photographing a few of the exhibits and uploading them onto Commons. Basic info should include the name of the designer, the year designed and the designation of the object. - Ipigott (talk) 10:27, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

About your notices[edit]

Hi there! I'm not a capitol-area wikipedian. Please discontinue sending me information about such events. I do consider myself a Hudson Valley resident, just like those who live in Yonkers might consider themselves so. I am interested in NYC-based events, though my recent involvement in Wikipedia has declined due to lack of gumption. Thanks for your efforts, and please don't consider this negative feedback any form of criticism. BusterD (talk) 10:49, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

I'm getting emails from people I never gave my email address to. Please ask these folks to take me off the mailing list. This is a disappointing development. BusterD (talk) 02:42, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Vancouver meetup[edit]

Hello,

I have written up a summary of the Vancouver meetup. Sorry it took me so long, it escaped me.

Thank you. InverseHypercube 00:30, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

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) 17:47, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

TUSC token 97479adbc21bdfaac357994e50fc338f[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!


Stanley Holloway[edit]

Stanley Holloway has been [Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Stanley Holloway/archive1 Nominated at FAC]. If you can review the article and [Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Stanley Holloway/archive1 comment here], it would be much appreciated. All the best! -- Ssilvers (talk) 20:59, 7 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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Problem with IP editor[edit]

Hi. I really need some administrator-to-administrator advice. Can you offer your opinions on Question 2 - 5 that I've posed at the top of this discussion?

Everyone else participating there is only focusing on Question 1, which I thought would be answered more quickly and straightforwardly, and is already being discussed at Talk:Kobe Bryant sexual assault case If you want to offer your insights on Question 1 as well, can you do so there? Thanks! Nightscream (talk) 05:10, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

The New Yorker[edit]

Congratulations Richard, you made page 19 of the New Yorker! Invertzoo (talk) 23:39, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Really? Congratulations, dude! What issue/cover date is that? I couldn't find it through a Google search. Nightscream (talk) 04:20, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

The upcoming Meetup[edit]

Richard, I'd like to start a campaign to do away with unregistered IP editing, and would like to take advantage of the upcoming Meetup to do so. How should I go about this? Do I need to reserve a talk, or something? Or should I pass around a petition or start a page for it? Nightscream (talk) 04:20, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

The best thing for this type of topic would probably be to add it as a lightning talk here: Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wikipedia Day#Lightning Talks.--Pharos (talk) 17:59, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
Are the lightning talks those ones that I partipated in last year, from which I got the free TV shirt? If so, then rather than repeat myself, I'd like to actually implement this. How do I go about doing so? Nightscream (talk) 01:51, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Oh, yeah, that was your talk topic last year. I guess to try to implement something like this you would make a proposal page on-wiki, and you could possibly invite people to an open space group discussion session if enough people are interested. BTW, I actually rather disagree on this one, but that's why we talk about stuff :)--Pharos (talk) 02:21, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Interview?[edit]

My apologies for the non-personalized note; I've got several people to contact here. We're looking for administrators who would be willing to be interviewed by students as a part of Wikipedia's WP:United States Education Program. Dr. Jonathan Obar is teaching the course, and it's a study in how Wikipedia is governed and how administrators are selected. If you're not interested, you may either ignore this invitation or remove your name from the list of admins we've contacted. Thanks, Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 20:02, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

/* A barnstar for you! */[edit]

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I, SarahStierch, hereby award you, Pharos, for helping to put together a wonderful day of information sharing, project development and good times all for Wikipedia Day! Thank you! SarahStierch (talk) 19:34, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Quadrilateral Security Dialogue[edit]

Hi Pharos, would you mind giving a quality rating to my article on the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, as far as International Relations is concerned? Someone's added this box to the talk page of the article, but there's no rating. All best, -Darouet (talk) 19:54, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Pharos,


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 community HERE, were 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 name HERE 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) 17:54, 7 February 2012 (UTC)


Edit-a-thon at Hennepin County Library[edit]

Minneapolis History edit-a-thon

We invite the Minnesota Wikipedia community and local historians to edit entries in Wikipedia on Minneapolis history. Please help us increase the depth of information on Minneapolis history topics by utilizing materials in the Minneapolis Collection. Find your own Minneapolis History topics to edit or work from a list developed by Special Collections Librarians.

Where: Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 10-5 pm
10 am - 11 am Orientation to Minneapolis Collection
11 am - 5 pm Edit-a-thon
Website: Hennepin County Library, Special Collections, Map & Directions
Parking: Metered street parking or pay ramp in basement, enter on 4th Ave --HCLschlubb (talk) 16:26, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Just in case nobody else sends you a valentine![edit]

Loves Messenger Stillman DAM.jpg Happy Valentine's Day
All the best for one of Wikipedia's best!

(Feel free to send this to your other Valentines)
Smallbones (talk) 23:21, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hi Pharos! I wanted to drop by this special barnstar to thank you for your contributions and participation in GLAMcamp DC! I look forward to seeing what happens next. SarahStierch (talk) 00:44, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Pharos,

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 community HERE, 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 name HERE 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) 07:26, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Young June Sah --Yjune.sah (talk) 03:05, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

education report[edit]

Thanks for putting up that article! I have to admit Ive been a little sidetracked by some other things, like my upcoming presentation about Wikipedia Education at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana today. The article looks good to me. Do you mind if I pop a message on the teacher's listserv to ask others to take a look?Thelmadatter (talk) 17:24, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:PD-US-LOC[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:PD-US-LOC has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Kelly hi! 05:39, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

A Barnstar for You![edit]

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For your help with technical aspects of the Mudd Library Edit-a-thon on 18 February 2012, I award you this barnstar! Thanks for the Free Culture Choir direction! Undead q 14:22, 28 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)


Note: You can remove your name from the DC meetup invite list here. -- Message delivered by AudeBot (talk) 03:16, 7 March 2012 (UTC), on behalf of User:Aude

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)

question about coverage of education program in the Signpost[edit]

Hi,

Re: Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-03-12/Education report, Skomorokh suggested I contact you regarding my questions.

Is the Signpost Education section meant to be a Wikipedia Education report or a Wikimedia Education report? I notice that most of the information in the new education article doesn't have much to do with the en:wp community, and the seven editors chosen in the report as "pilot students" have done little if any editing on the en:wp. (Check their contributions.)

This new article focused on projects that take place off en:wp. Meanwhile, the US/Canada Education Program has started on the en:wp with little sign that the massive problems it encountered during the Fall semester have been addressed. For example, one editor on the "Online Ambassadors Steering Committee" was responsible for many of the problems. She submitted an article for Good article review on en:wp a few weeks ago that contained copyvio/plagiarism/close paraphrasing. When this was pointed out to her, she didn't understand the problems. (See Talk:Douglas W. Owsley/GA1)

Also, I suggest that you look through Wikipedia talk:United States Education Program/Archive 1 and Wikipedia talk:United States Education Program/Archive 2 and search for "cindy" you will get an inkling of the degree her approach disrupted the en:wp community.

Yet this editor is still a member of the Online Ambassador Selection Committee.

I have attempted to obtain more information about Online Ambassador Selection, as have others, but have run against a brick wall. See: User talk Moonriddengirl aka Mdennis(WMF) suggested I contact you I've learned that there is no one to contact that supervises the Online Ambassador Selection Committee, and no way to learn what's going on.

I'm hoping that the "Education report" will contain information helpful for editors on en:wp. Will this be possible? Or is the coverage only going to be of off site activities that are not directed at the en:wp editing community?

Thanks, MathewTownsend (talk) 13:53, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Ping[edit]

There are questions and comments for your perusal at the education desk, its talkpage, and in the newsroom, oh Education editor. If you could take a look today and get back to us, that would be splendid. Cheers, Skomorokh 13:56, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Pharos, it's 24 hours 'til deadline and we need to make some decisions, so please let us know in the newsroom as soon as you get a chance to review things. Cheers, Skomorokh 13:37, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Social connections[edit]

Thanks for posting on my page to tell me about that Wikipedia Loves Libraries meetup the next city over. I am not sure what I think about the fact that it is possible for people to be organizing nearby events and for people to not necessarily know that they are happening. I wrote to the people organizing it and it seems like we will stay in touch.

I came here to ask you for advice about who I should contact for User:MathewTownsend's problem, but I see that he just came to you above. I feel like when Wikipedia editors take on public presentation roles and seem to be getting a Wikipedia community endorsement then any complaints about them ought to be fielded efficiently with the most possible care, and Mathew has has already put a lot of effort into trying to be heard without getting a sufficient response. I want to put this on the discussion agenda for the next IRC chat, but in the meantime, can you think of who else I could ask for advice on handling this? Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:56, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Signpost in other languages[edit]

Hi,

I was unaware that the Signpost was translated into other languages and disseminated to other wikis. Thanks for the information. I guess the feedback from the Foundation and other language communities are screen out from our en:wp, and the articles they write are also screened out, as all articles I've ever seen are written by en:wp editors. Thanks for that information also. (I wonder how all that works.) I was interested to see that the seven editors you mention in your article don't edit on en:wp. Perhaps you could add to the article where they do edit? Or is it your view that the main action of en:wp and other wikis is not on the encyclopedia but in meet ups and other off site activities? That would justify such a long article that actually includes very few people that contribute directly to the encyclopedia. (Guess that explains why editor contributions to en:wp is dwindling - they're just not important.) Thanks, MathewTownsend (talk) 17:41, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

p.s. Could you explain what WASC is? Thanks, MathewTownsend (talk) 17:55, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
Like I said, the Signpost includes many topics under its remit, both English and other languages, both Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, and both online and real-life activities. WASC is just an acronym for the Wikipedia Ambassador Steering Committee.--Pharos (talk) 01:20, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Is it distributed to other languages? Wikipedia:Ambassadors/Steering Committee seems to cover only the US and Canada. And there is a dearth of material reported in the Signpost on the happening of that committee. MathewTownsend (talk) 01:33, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Thank you![edit]

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Email[edit]

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The subject isn't hugely important but I thought you might be interested in it. Pine(talk) 08:40, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Category:World War II ghettos[edit]

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Update/cleanup[edit]

This historical page needs to be updated to change the tenses and to confirm which events took place: Meetup workshops - 2011. -- Ssilvers (talk) 00:07, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

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

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New England Wikimedia General Meeting

The New England Wikimedia General Meeting will be a large-scale meetup of all Wikimedians (and friends) from the New England area in order to discuss regional coordination and possible formalization of our community (i.e., a chapter). Come hang out with other Wikimedians, learn more about ongoing activities, and help plan for the future!
Potential topics:
Sunday, April 22
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Conference Room C06, Johnson Building,
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You're invited to Wiki-Gangs of New York @ NYPL on April 21![edit]

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Join us for an an civic edit-a-thon, Wikipedia meet-up and instructional workshop that will be held this weekend on Saturday, April 21, at the New York Public Library Main Branch.
  • Venue: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (NYPL Main Branch), Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Room 227).
  • Directions: Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street.
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (drop-ins welcome at any time)

The event's goal will be to improve Wikipedia articles and content related to the neighborhoods and history of New York City - No special wiki knowledge is required!

Also, please RSVP!--Pharos (talk) 18:20, 16 April 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)

Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting[edit]

Hi. You might be interested in this. outreach:Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting. The next meeting is April 23. You can also add your name to the list here to get meeting announcements in the future. meta:Global message delivery/Targets/Wikipedia Education Program meeting Pine(talk) 09:52, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

MSU Research Questions[edit]

Hello, I am involved with a research project for Michigan State University and am wondering if you would be able to answer a few questions regarding tool sets on Wikipedia. What were the tools you mainly used prior to becoming an admin, and after becoming an admin? Here is a link to the project if you are interested Wikipedia:United States Education Program/Courses/Wiki-Project Management (Jonathan Obar) , and if you have any questions please let me know. Thanks! Ltezl (talk) 22:26, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

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Education peer review[edit]

Hi Pharos! We're talking about doing some kind of assessment of student article quality from the U.S./Canada programs (see here), and I referenced the peer review project you're trying to get going as a possible partnership for such an idea. If you're interested, please join the discussion. :) -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk) 23:30, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Request to help set-up a Photo Scavenger Hunt[edit]

Hi! I wanted to ask if you can set me up with a username and password for the Wikimedia Photo Scavenger Hunts website. I'm working with the Walters Art Museum to organize a public art focused photo scavenger hunt from June 17 through August 11. Thanks for your help! --Eli.pousson (talk) 13:16, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Fabulous Prize![edit]

Thanks for helping. Here's your fabulous prize: A UNICORN!

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PMA wants a Wikipedian[edit]

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is interested in finding a Wikipdian with whom they can work to improve coverage of the art content related to the PMA. Would you be interested, or could you recommend someone who is? The criteria are: (1) an experienced editor (2) with an interest in the arts (3) who preferably lives in the Philadelphia area. (This is not a Wikipedian in Resident position - yet. They are still exploring that possibility) Raul654 (talk) 02:56, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

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

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Agenda for tomorrow[edit]

I was thinking about applying for this but I would much rather that James do it, and he had the idea independently. Can you look at this? I mentioned you on the talk page. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:40, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Ideas for Houston Wikinic[edit]

Suggesting locations could be a good idea - Perhaps I could suggest a few centrally located parks. Houston has a bunch! WhisperToMe (talk) 01:06, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Alright, I posted the preliminary info! I'll see if people start making suggestions WhisperToMe (talk) 00:46, 15 May 2012 (UTC)
An idea I have is to individually message Houston-area Wikipedians who may be active and suggest a time or place. Unfortunately I do not believe I personally will be able to attend a Wikinic because I may have work commitments around that time in another city, but I can help facilitate a Wikinic among any interested parties in the area. WhisperToMe (talk) 17:29, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
Howdy! Whisper informed me on a little gathering. I will do my best to attend, but my schedule may not allow me to, but I would be glad to help in any way I can. --Hourick (talk) 14:12, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

User:Domanskim/Women at Princeton University[edit]

Hi, you moved this page to user space after I tagged it as a copyvio but according to WP:UPNOT the same rules for copyright apply to userpages as well as mainspace. I haven't tagged the page but left a message for Domanskim suggesting they move the draft off wiki until it's written in their own words. It certainly looks a notable topic and worthy of an article but I don't think it can last as it is. NtheP (talk) 20:17, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Vollard Suite[edit]

Hi, Pharos I was asked today to inquire as to whether or not MoMA has the entire suite and can any images be made available to us as fair use. Apparently only 30-something are shown on the database. Please let me know, thanks. (Maybe lunch this June? I'll finally have some time this summer)...Modernist (talk) 00:11, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

A Barnstar for You![edit]

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Nomination of List of wars extended by diplomatic irregularity for deletion[edit]

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Altanta Wiknic[edit]

Hi Pharos, Sorry, I will not be able to host the Atlanta Wikinic. Unfortunately I do not have much time for wiki activities due to work stuff in RL. Ganeshk (talk) 10:58, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

I would suggest using the Centennial Olympic Park for the event. Whoever is hosting the event will need a large banner to attract participants to the venue. And the location must be specific, for example, next to the fountain of rings. Ganeshk (talk) 14:18, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
One other option is the scenic Morgan Falls Overlook Park in Sandy Springs. It has a nice history behind it. Ganeshk (talk) 14:24, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Houston Wikinic stuff[edit]

Okay.. I said that I supported Hourick's recommendation. Anyway I put my name in the "Regrets" column - I am unable to attend. Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 04:09, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Unfortunately I'm busy for the whole week and weekend. I am unable to attend. WhisperToMe (talk) 16:55, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
I'm also busy for those time periods too. I'm simply unable to attend. However, Hourick has been on Wikipedia for a long time, and many of the Houston editors who I have been in contact with on Wikipedia have been editing for a long time too. WhisperToMe (talk) 17:21, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

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Question about Wikimania Takes Manhattan[edit]

Hi Pharos! I understand that you are the person to talk to about Wikimania Takes Manhattan. I asked a question here but it doesn't seem like the page is updated often by organizers, but an answer would be great. Thanks in advance, Ynhockey (Talk) 00:49, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia Hawaii Chapter[edit]

We discussed this in IRC and I wanted to find out what exactly I can do to make this happen. ♥ Solarra ♥ ♪ Talk ♪ ߷ ♀ Contribs ♀ 04:57, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Quasi-nonsensical help request[edit]

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wicnic[edit]

thanks for the info, but im in the other corner of florida, its really more like Lower Alabama, as much as i hate to say it... --Frazafraaaz (talk) 09:05, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Any idea where the talk for the potential Richmond Va Wiknic meetup might be? That's close enough to where I might be able to go...Tokyogirl79 (talk) 12:31, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Okay.[edit]

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Call this a... Wiknic award for organisational fanciness, or something. I'm too lazy to change it more unless it really needs it, though; meantime this is an actually awarded barnstar. Yes. -— Isarra 04:21, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia New York City Annual Meeting Sat Jun 30[edit]

Join us at Jefferson Market Library on Saturday starting at 1pm for our annual meeting and elections, details at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC!--Pharos (talk) 17:32, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

MoMA exhibit at the Palacio de Bellas Artes opening today[edit]

You might like to know that I got invited to the opening of the German Exprssionism and Edvard Munch exhibit at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City where they are showing works on loan from MoMA. Pics here [1] Thelmadatter (talk) 20:39, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Wikimania[edit]

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Hi Pharos! It was a pleasure meeting you at Wikimania 2012! Hope to see you again next year!

Ynhockey (Talk) 13:48, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for managing the group. The group ecouraged me to attend Wikimania and it was a blast! Frank.manus (talk) 14:53, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries sign-up[edit]

Hey Pharos, I have a bit of a beef with the form at [2]. It has radio buttons for the affiliation question. Some of us would want/need to say both "institution staff" and "wikipedian". Is there a reason the form was written not to allow that? LadyofShalott 20:31, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

OK, I've liberalized it.--Pharos (talk) 20:39, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! :) LadyofShalott 20:44, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

EduWiki Conference 5-6 September in Leicester, UK[edit]

I am writing to you as you have signed up to the Education Meetup at Wikimania 2012 and perhaps are interested in how Wikipedia links to education. Wikimedia UK is now running a education related event that may be of interest to you: the EduWiki Conference on 5-6 September in Leicester. This event will be looking at Wikipedia and related charitable projects in terms of educational practice, including good faith collaboration, open review, and global participation. It's a chance to talk about innovative work in your institution or online community, and shape the future of Wikimedia UK's work in this area!

The conference will be of interest to educators, scholarly societies members, contributors to Wikipedia and other open education projects, and students.

For details please visit the UK Chapter Wiki.

Please feel welcome to register or promote within your network.

Thank you, Daria Cybulska (talk) 16:20, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Early bird[edit]

Hi Pharos, I think you will like this, Wikipedia:Meetup/Atlanta/Atlanta_4. :) Ganeshk (talk) 00:14, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

I had started the page early for planning purposes. I have asked the Libraries folks for permission and their support. I am waiting for their response. I will keep you posted. Ganeshk (talk) 16:10, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

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
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Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes Manhattan[edit]

Greetings Pharos,

I presume you are in charge of Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes Manhattan?

I would like to attend, but I don't really have a group and don't know what to do, and I do have some good equipment that would be of use for the project.

Best, --Ecstacy Xtcy3 02:36, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

User:Mitchazenia/WTM3 listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Will you setup an account for me for the Scavenger Hunt site?[edit]

You're welcome to email me the info, since that would be the best way, I believe. Thanks! ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 02:37, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Please see[edit]

Please see the discussion at Template talk:NRHP row#Edit war

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Wikipedia Takes Houston photo event in September[edit]

I'd like to, but unfortunately, I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to do any editing on my pet projects. :(--Hourick (talk) 05:22, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

I, too, am unable to organize the Houston photo event due to engagements I have that day. Apologies! Witlash (talk) 20:31, 15 August 2012 (UTC) => Truthfully, I am not sure if there will be enough participants. I couldn't find anyone during the Wiknic. Witlash (talk) 22:22, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia Commons[edit]

Hello, could you help me in commons? Appearently administrators there (Herbythyme & Jameslwoodward) have a Grudge against me [3]. All files uploaded by me have been nominated for deletion. --Ne0 (talk) 04:48, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

File:WALRUS map.png[edit]

Pharos, want me to request the Graphics Lab at the commons to make a Spanish version of File:WALRUS map.png? WhisperToMe (talk) 23:44, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Organization[edit]

I was questioned about WP takes Chicago. Am I suppose to map out a day, make a list of neighborhoods that need photos, or let people individually determine their photo objectives for the day. I had personally planned to retake a lot of photos I had taken with a point and shoot, now that I have a DSLR camera with better lenses. I was going to do the Magnificent Mile and LaSalle Street canyon. However, if I am suppose to tell everyone a specific route, I have to rethink the day.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 23:44, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

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!

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Talkback[edit]

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Wikipedia Takes Portland[edit]

Hi Pharos, thanks for amending the Wiki Takes Portland page. I hope you like my expansion of the main Portland meetup page (and subpages) as well as the major categorization efforts at Category:Wikipedia meetups in the United States. The restructure took quite a bit of time, but hopefully time well spent. I am all ears if you have any feedback or recommendations.

(By the way, we met very briefly at GLAM Night Out at Wikimania 2012. Perhaps our paths will cross again one day!) --20:27, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Takes_America/San_Antonio[edit]

Hi! We had 4 Wikipedians show up here in San Antonio (might've been another who didn't meet up with us but took photos nonetheless) earlier today! Still uploading photos, but you can check out the commons category at commons:Category:Wikimedia_takes_American_in_San_Antonio_photos.--v/r - TP 21:31, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

its a idea i have[edit]

the sanford thing is a idea i have maby someday it will happen Windows.dll (talk) 18:27, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Education_Working_Group/RfC[edit]

I invite you to move your discussion of my !vote to the discussion section where it belongs. Stuartyeates (talk) 06:42, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

WLL Minneapolis[edit]

We're having another event in Minneapolis for WLL (Nov 3), and I was wondering if you could help me with how to get the word out on Wikipedia. Do I need a geonotice or will the WLL banners there will be be enough? I'm thinking of starting an invite list. How should this be run? (Saw you use AWB, will do.) Thanks, —innotata 01:37, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

That page of our goofiest disputes?[edit]

Hi Pharos, could you give me the link to that page we talked about? I can't remember now what it is called. Thanks! Invertzoo (talk) 22:56, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

S'OK! I found it here! Invertzoo (talk) 23:00, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

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

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

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GLAM Talk Advice[edit]

Hello. I'm doing on a talk on GLAM and wanted to know if have any suggestions for things to include in the talk. Do you have any suggestions on specific projects I should include? I'm planning to give some background info on Wikipedia and then talk about the GLAM project, why libraries and archives should be involved, how libraries can be involved and some key institutions (OCLC, Smithsonian, National Archives) that have been involved as well as the Wikipedian in Residence program. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Etlib (talk) 01:11, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

The Jewish Museum NY[edit]

Hi Pharos,

An article about Claudia Gould - a suggestion

I would like to suggest an article about Claudia Gould, the Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director of The Jewish Museum (New York). to be added to Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Wise_web_owl/Claudia_Gould

The article will be similar to these articles:
Thelma Golden
Thomas P. Campbell
Richard Armstrong (museum director)

Thank you, Wise web owl (talk) 22:28, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

WP New York City in the Signpost[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject New York City for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. –Mabeenot (talk) 05:49, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC this Saturday Dec 1[edit]

You are invited to Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and workshops focused on film and the performing arts that will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and at meetup.com!--Pharos (talk) 07:38, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

In The Times[edit]

FYI, the event is mentioned in The New York Times in print (arts today) and online (here). --regentspark (comment) 14:47, 30 November 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] 14:06, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

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] 04:31, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Invite to Topeka Wikipedia Day Event Jan 15 2013[edit]

Invite to Topeka Wikipedia Day Event Jan 15 2013 Because you are editing wikipedia about Topeka, I would like to invite you to Wikipedia:Meetup/Topeka/Wikipedia_Day at the Library at 6:30 PM please can you also print the poster and distribute it?

Wikipedia Day 2013 Topeka.png PDF Version

thanks, mike

James Michael DuPont (talk) 19:16, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Videos, NC, GLAM, big project[edit]

Please check out Wikipedia:GLAM/smarthistory and consider signing up! After checking around, I see that you are the man on videos, but that videos have gone nowhere on Wikipedia for 2 years. This might be a chance to change that.

Short version: Smarthistory, part of Khan Academy, has 300+ completely non-profit educate-the-world-for-free, totally on point, directly parallel to our articles video, completely free (except with an NC license) expert art interpretation video. For the ones where we have a separate article on the artwork, and they have the equivalent video just on that artwork (the large majority), I don't want to bury the video under external links (usually the last place people look). Any idea of how to properly display?

Any help welcome.

Smallbones(smalltalk) 22:02, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Celebration and Mini-Conference in NYC Saturday Feb 23[edit]

Doing the "Open Space" thing at one of our earlier NYC Wiki-Conferences.

You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia Day and the 12th anniversary (!) of the founding of the site at Wikipedia Day NYC on Saturday February 23, 2013 at New York University; sign up for Wikipedia Day NYC here, or at bit.ly/wikidaynyu. Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues!

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience!--Pharos (talk) 03:02, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon[edit]

Hi Pharos, looking forward to seeing you tomorrow for the Wikipedia intro and edit-a-thon tomorrow morning! Hope you can still make it. We'll have an intro for beginners at 10am; if you're a more experienced Wikipedian, join us at 11am.

Click here for directions: Offices of EchoDitto, 1 Davis Square, Somerville. (Next to the Red Line station, upstairs from CVS.) -Pete (talk) 23:16, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Tour of Consumer Reports' laboratories[edit]

Wow! Laboratory tour!

On Tuesday January 15 at 3pm Wikipedians are invited to join a tour of laboratories at Consumer Reports in Yonkers. If you would like to attend please RSVP at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/January 2013. If you have questions feel free to ask on that page or contact me on my talk page or by my office phone at 914.378.2684. Thank you. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:46, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassadors update[edit]

Hi! You're getting this message because you are or have been a Wikipedia Ambassador. A new term is beginning for the United States and Canada Education Programs, and I wanted to give you an update on some important new information if you're interested in continuing your work this term as a Wikipedia Ambassador.

You may have heard a reference to a transition the education program is going through. This is the last term that the Wikimedia Foundation will directly run the U.S. and Canada programs; beginning in June, a proposed thematic organization is likely to take over organizing the program. You can read more about the proposal here.

Another major change in the program will take effect immediately. Beginning this term, a new MediaWiki education extension will replace all course pages and Ambassador lists. (See Wikipedia:Course pages and Help:Education Program extension for more details.) Included in the extension are online volunteer and campus volunteer user rights, which let you create and edit course pages and sign up as an ambassador for a particular course.

If you would like to continue serving as a Wikipedia Ambassador — even if you do not support a class this term — you must create an ambassador profile. If you're no longer interested in being a Wikipedia Ambassador, you don't need to do anything.

Please do these steps as soon as possible

First, you need the relevant user rights for Online and/or Campus Ambassadors. (If you are an admin, you can grant the rights yourself, for you as well as other ambassadors.) Just post your rights request here, and we'll get you set up as quickly as possible.

Once you've got the ambassador rights, please set up at a Campus and/or Online Ambassador profile. You can do so at:

Going forward, the lists of Ambassadors at Special:CampusAmbassadors and Special:OnlineAmbassadors will be the official roster of who is an active Ambassador. If you would like to be an Ambassador but not ready to serve this term, you can un-check the option in your profile to publicly list it (which will remove your profile from the list).

After that, you can sign on to support courses. The list of courses will be at Special:Courses. (By default, this lists "Current" courses, but you can change the Status filter to "Planned" to see courses for this term that haven't reached their listed start date yet.)

As this is the first term we have used the extension, we know there will be some bugs, and we know the feature set is not as rich as it could be. (A big wave of improvements is already in the pipeline. And if you know MediaWiki and could help with code review, we'd love to have your help!) Please reach out to me (Sage Ross) with any complaints, bug reports, and feature suggestions. The basic features of the extension are documented at Wikipedia:Course pages, and you can see a tutorial for setting up and using them here.

Communication and keeping up to date

In the past, the Education Program has had a pretty fragmented set of communication channels. We're trying to fix that. These are the recommended places to discuss and stay up-to-date on the education program:

  1. The education noticeboard has become the main on-wiki location for discussion of the Education Program. You can post there about broad education program issues as well as issues with individual courses.
  2. The Ambassadors Announce email list is a very low-traffic announcements list of important information all Ambassadors need to be aware of. We encourage all Ambassadors (and other interested Wikipedians) to subscribe to the list; follow the instructions on the link to add your email address.
  3. If you use IRC regularly, or need to try to reach someone immediately, the #wikipedia-en-ambassadors connect IRC channel is the place to find me and fellow Ambassadors.
Ambassador training and resources

We now have an online training for Ambassadors, which is intended to be both an orientation about the Wikipedia Ambassador role for newcomers and the manual for how to do the role. (There are parallel trainings for students and for educators as well.)

Please go through the training if you feel like you need a refresher on how a typical class is supposed to go and where the Ambassadors fit in, or if you want to review and help improve it. If there's something you'd like to see added, or other suggestions you have for it, feel free to edit the training and/or leave feedback. A primer on setting up and using course pages is included in the educators' training.

The Resources page of the training is the main place for Ambassador-related resources. If there's something you think is important as a resource that's not on there, please add it.

Finally, whether or not you work with any classes this term, I encourage you to post entries to the Trophy Case whenever you see excellent work from students or if you have great examples from past semesters. And, as always, let students (and other editors!) know when they do things well; a little WikiLove goes a long way!

--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 20:41, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Punkcast[edit]

Thank you for your comment at this AFD. I agree with you that WP:CSB should not be used in a deletion argument, it even says so right there on the page. I also appreciate how you withheld from !voting because you know the subject of the page. Is this a personal decision of yours or is it policy, I am curious? Thank you, MarioNovi (talk) 07:37, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Free Library of Philadelphia Event[edit]

FLP and Smallbones and others are having an event on 2:30 on 2/23 on Wikipedia. Contact him.--DThomsen8 (talk) 18:56, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright, Commerce, and Culture[edit]

Hi Pharos, just letting you know that I volunteered as online ambassador for the course. Hope there will be students soon as well! Cheers, --ELEKHHT 02:53, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion#Arabia[edit]

Greetings! Since you have previously edited Arabia, you might be interested in the discussion at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion#Arabia. Cheers! bd2412 T 04:26, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Notice of discussiont to revamp WP:FS[edit]

As a formerly active discussant at WT:FSC, I would like to call your attention to Wikipedia talk:Featured sound candidates#Proposal to revamp FS.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 18:08, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

NYC event of interest[edit]

Pharos - will you tell the NYC chapter about this event on Wednesday, which may be of interest to people? http://centeronnationalsecurity.org/node/510 -- Y not? 20:05, 15 February 2013 (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) 02:16, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

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

Hi Pharos, 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] 13:51, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

ASL annotation to video[edit]

Hi, Pharos!

I found meta:Requests for new languages/Wikipedia American Sign Language 2 and I wonder what the best way is to add an ASL annotation to File:Sextortionagent interview.ogg, a sound file about sextortion. Should it display text that states what signs to use, or should someone be filmed and have the video footage mixed with the sound? Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 07:31, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

  • Ok! Do you know if there are Wikipedians/Wikimedians who make videos of themselves signing? WhisperToMe (talk) 22:30, 2 April 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) 23:06, 20 March 2013 (UTC)


Help on Personality Rights[edit]

Hi Pharos! I am trying to post pictures on my wikipedia page and was wondering about personality rights.. if i want to post a picture of a celebrity am i allowed to use the ones on their wikipedia page? or on Google? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Calvinlin97 (talkcontribs) 00:16, 26 March 2013 (UTC)Calvinlin97 (talk) 01:08, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
For reverting claims about Sammy Davies Jr. (Is there a more specifc barnstar I could have used?). Sfan00 IMG (talk) 08:43, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Giving The Devil His Due[edit]

I don't know if you saw my response on the Sammy Davis Jr. talk page. His involvement with LeVay Satanism is not insignificant and sourceable by Davis' own autobiography. Growing up in the 70s it was a well-known urban legend that Davis was a Satanist; apparently this is still going on. How any of this relates to Poor Devil idk. Never heard Levay gave him an award, but there seems to be sufficient evidence that he did participate, or at the very least was present at meetings of the coven. Perhaps a blurb about this in the article with the WP:RS can set the record straight about this peculiar incident in his life. --Wlmg (talk) 19:19, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Copyright, Commerce, and Culture - update?[edit]

Hi Pharos. I'm really confused about what's going on at Education Program:New York University/Copyright, Commerce, and Culture (Spring 2013), which starts with "In this course we focus on a legal subject" whereas the articles chosen by students seem to be in no relation to the topic. Could you please update me? --ELEKHHT 23:41, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Some stroopwafels for youuuuu![edit]

Gaufre biscuit.jpg Thanks for wikifying those bylaws! They look really great! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 17:41, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup NYC this Sunday April 14[edit]

Hi Pharos! You're invited to our next meeting for Wikipedia Meetup NYC on Sunday April 14 -this weekend- at Symposium Greek Restaurant @ 544 W 113th St (in the back room), on the Upper West Side in the Columbia University area.

Please sign up, and add your ideas to the agenda for Sunday. Thanks!

Delivered on behalf of User:Pharos, 18:01, 10 April 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] 18:56, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Uganda space program for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Uganda space program 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/Uganda space program 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.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:22, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

NYC Museums[edit]

I just tried to sort a section, and the institutions still appear on the page in their original order. I don't know what's going on there. TimidObserver (talk) 21:44, 14 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] 20:01, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

AffCom related question[edit]

Pharos, there's a thread at the ENB where I mentioned your name as the right person to respond to a question from Laura Hale; could you take a look? Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 09:10, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

May 3 2013, 19-20h UTC, GLAMout Google Hangout Link Location is Wikipedia:GLAM/GLAMout#Link[edit]

Hello, You signed up to participate or view in this month's GLAMout. We'll be using Google Hangout, but unfortunately the link to the Hangout won't be available, until 15 minutes beforehand. We'll post the link as soon as possible at Wikipedia:GLAM/GLAMout#Link

Time: 12pm-1pm Pacific Time (3pm-4pm ET | 19-20h UTC) Coordinator: Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Anchor topic: VIAFbot and authority control in EN:WP, and on Wikidata.

EdwardsBot (talk) 05:06, 4 May 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] 23:01, 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] 18:16, 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) 00:41, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

2013 Philadelphia Wiki-Picnic: Saturday, June 22[edit]

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You are invited to the Philadelphia edition of the Great American Wiknic taking place in Penn Park, on Saturday, June 22, 2013! We would love to see you there!--User:Ocaasi (talk)|}}

Great American Wiknic geonotice[edit]

I have commented here. The catchment area is too large, and encompasses much of Canada, not to mention the vast swath of the US that is not participating in this endeavour. As well, I do not understand why you are advertising what is essentially an afternoon social in a few cities for almost 7 weeks. Two weeks before should be more than sufficient. Risker (talk) 04:02, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

I've added to that message by Risker: the three-rectangle idea doesn't work as intended. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:25, 28 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] 11:46, 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!

(You can unsubscribe from future notifications for D.C.-area events by removing your name from this list.)

Harej (talk) 04:19, 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] 19:50, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Meetup page[edit]

just curious, but what was the deletion and restoration about? Enigmamsg 04:09, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

It was so that Wikipedia:Wikipedia con Sabor Latino would be on the watchlists of those who are watching the main NYC meetup page.--Pharos (talk) 13:08, 11 June 2013 (UTC)


Dropping By To Say Hi[edit]

It's been so long since I've had the opportunity to come to a Wiki event in NYC, but I wanted to come by and thank you for inviting me on my page and through emails to meetups and events in NYC. I still check every time, to see if I can go to the upcoming event/meetup Jillian was here. Say It. 15:32, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon Invitation[edit]

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Please join the Chemical Heritage Foundation Edit-a-Thon, June 20, 2013.
Build content relating to women in science, chemistry and the history of science.
Use the hashtag #GlamCHF and write your favorite scientist or chemist into Wikipedian history!

Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 00:16, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

NYC Wiki-Picnic: Saturday June 22[edit]

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic NYC in Brooklyn's green and lovely Prospect Park, on this Saturday June 22! We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck :) -- User:Pharos (talk)

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! :)

Boilerplate message generously borrowed from Wikimedia NYC. To unsubscribe from future DC area event notifications, remove your name from this list.

Harej (talk) 15:44, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

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Hey, thanks for organizing Wiknic NYC 2013. It was very nice to get to finally meet other Wikipedians IRL. King of ♠ 01:47, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for speaking with me at the wiknic, informing me about the Wikipedia community in New York. PHENYLALALINE (talk) 03:07, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

You are invited for discussion[edit]

Hello,

As one of the participants in the original discussion, you are invited to participate in the follow-up discussion to a Mass removal of indefinite rangeblocks under controlled conditions. Your views will be appreciated.

Cheers, TheOriginalSoni (talk) 06:47, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Wendy Davis (politician)[edit]

I don't think this page warrant indefinite SEMI based on history. The current attention is only due to her filibustering abortion bill in Texas. SYSS Mouse (talk) 15:49, 26 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] 00:24, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

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

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American Art Museum
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!

If you would not like to receive future messages about meetups, please remove your name from our distribution list.
Message delivered by Dominic·t 03:04, 12 July 2013 (UTC).
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Luce Foundation Center

2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting[edit]

You are invited to the 2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting, on 20 July 2013 in Boston! We will be talking about the future of the chapter, including GLAM, Wiki Loves Monuments, and where we want to take our chapter in the future! EdwardsBot (talk) 09:47, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Survey on Wikimedia Chapters[edit]

Hi Pharos,

I would like to invite you and your chapter to take a part in a survey on WM Chapters. As I briefly explained there, it is an effort agreed during WCA meetings, taken to start gathering information about us and present it visibly. For the moment, information about chapters is scattered, and often missing - and even people wanting to highlight the chapters, build more bridges between them, create some benchmarks and share solutions are lacking data about all the local entities. Please help me in showing your Chapter! :)

First presentation will be given in Hong Kong. Further hopefully will come.

I know it is an additional work and the survey is far from being perfect, but someone needed to start it. Survey can be responded on a dedicated meta subpage or in other form if it is more suitable for the chapter. Your subpage is here.

Thanks for your help!

aegis maelstrom

New England meeting notes[edit]

I’ve attempted to take Sven’s first pass at meeting notes and supplement with my own notes. See meeting notes

As I just mentioned to Kevin here, I missed some items near the end, and I know that Kevin had to leave before we fully wrapped up, so I hope you can fill in with some of the missing info.--SPhilbrick(Talk) 19:12, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

The Unvisited App[edit]

Hi, this is the guy that takes all the pictures... Here's the link on google play to the app I'm writing. It's purpose is to find articles with coordinates but that don't have pictures, and plan routes to get as many pictures as possible in a short time. It's still kind of a beta version, so I welcome feedback from anyone. I can also generate and email itineraries if anyone needs one.

Unvisited

Here's an example of a 6 mile Brooklyn walk generated by the app. Clicking he 'tour' link displays the tour in google maps.

John Phelan Faolin42 (talk) 22:28, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Is the app region locked? Can't download it. Unsure where Google play users position (Hong Kong) or country associated with account (Sweden) but either way...
Also (of it doesn'talready exist) would it be possible to add a setting to change which language version of wikipedia it looks at? Lokal_Profil 18:30, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Whoops. I didn't enable it for enough countries. I just went in and enabled it for all countries, but it might take a few hours to take effect. Maybe try again tomorrow?

And you're right. I should have a setting for which language version of wikipedia it looks at. I'll put that on my todo list. What language are you specifically interested in? (If it's annoying to Pharos, we can move the discussion to my talk page) Faolin42 (talk) 22:46, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks. Have now installed and tried it. Really nice, instantly found some tours around Hong Kong. Will try it out more in the following days. Specifically I was interested in the Swedish (sv.wiki) language since we often try to organise photo safaris. (Can shift to your talk page if Pharos wants). /Lokal_Profil 05:11, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Wow, thanks! It would be nice to have this for the Dutch Wikipedia too. Jane (talk) 08:19, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Norwegian (no and nn) would have been lovely too :) Profoss (talk) 08:22, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Rick Remender[edit]

Hi. A user named Canoe1967 keeps reverting the Rick Remender article, despite the fact that a consensus discussion on the disputed portion of it is still ongoing, and despite the fact that he has been informed that this is edit warring, and is a blockable offense. I tried to protecting the article, but a complaint was made that I'm not an uninvolved admin. Can you protect the article for a couple of weeks, and if he reverts it again, block him if necessary? Thank you. Nightscream (talk) 16:59, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Canoe has now removed the photo from the article. Please block him. Nightscream (talk) 02:28, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

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] 04:04, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Bloomington Wiknic[edit]

Thanks! Hope all is well out your way! Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 22:45, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

GLAM[edit]

What is your role with GLAM?--TonyTheTiger (T/C/WP:FOUR/WP:CHICAGO/WP:WAWARD) 16:44, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Also, did you mean June in this edit?--TonyTheTiger (T/C/WP:FOUR/WP:CHICAGO/WP:WAWARD) 17:08, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
P.S. what are the eligibility requirements for WALRUS. I am trying to hand off some of my responsibilities to someone who may make a good candidate.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/WP:FOUR/WP:CHICAGO/WP:WAWARD) 17:08, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Hit me up on chat when you have some time.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/WP:FOUR/WP:CHICAGO/WP:WAWARD) 18:34, 18 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] 11:40, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:NYCLP row[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:NYCLP row has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:50, 25 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] 18:56, 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] 14:55, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Please check[edit]

Please check my recent change at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes America ‎ (a bit different). I think I could approve the pending change myself - but I wanted to check with you (since it is a bit different!). The important thing to get across here is that this contest is from WP:NRHP, and essentially unrelated to the "Best photo" contest of WLM-US. It's just for fun and barnstars. Smallbones(smalltalk) 15:20, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Another Believer moved it to "See also" which may not be the perfect solution, but is ok. Smallbones(smalltalk) 18:56, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn! Saturday September 7[edit]

Brookln Public Library
Please join Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn scavenger hunt on September 7, 2013!
Everyone gather at the Brooklyn Public Library to further Wikipedia's coverage of—
photos and articles related to Brooklyn, its neighborhoods and the local landmarks.
--EdwardsBot (talk)
Sorry I didn't have time to check in. I got 17 sites and see that DM got 2 others. Anybody else get pix? There are 15 sites left unillustrated! All the best. Smallbones(smalltalk) 14:54, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

Perhaps you could add some wisdom to Wikipedia:Wikimedia Foundation for the curious. Best! Biosthmors (talk) 17:00, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Campus ambassador/volunteer[edit]

I've been asked to become a campus volunteer for this course (as I participated as a student last semester) but can't seem to make sense of the instructions here. It says there should be a link on the course page to "Become a campus ambassador" but I can't seem to find it. Do I need to do something to get it to appear? Eparness (talk) 03:53, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Category:Political positions of mayors and leaders of cities in the United States[edit]

Category:Political positions of mayors and leaders of cities in the United States, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. pbp 23:44, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Libraries 2013[edit]

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You're invited to attend the upcoming "Wiki Loves Libraries" edit-athon. The event will be held from 1–4pm on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Family Library, located on the second floor of the Museum's Mark Building (formerly the Masonic Temple).
The edit-athon will focus on the local arts community (but you can work on other topics as well!). It will also kick off the Oregon Arts Project, an on-wiki initiative to improve coverage of the arts in Oregon. Details and signup here!

Just an FYI, Pharos, so you know what we are doing over here on the opposite side of the country! --Another Believer (Talk) 15:47, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Greetings from a BC Theater History student[edit]

Hi there! I'm a first year Performing Arts Management MFA candidate at Brooklyn College and am enrolled in "Theater History to 1642" with Professor Hughes this fall. She asked that we introduce ourselves this week as we begin our Wikipedia projects. Thanks for all of your help and I look forward to working with you! --Kfurano1129 (talk) 02:34, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello! Tagging on Kim's comment to introduce myself as well. I'm also one of the Performing Arts Management MFA candidates in Professor Hughes' class this fall. Excited to get started; thanks so much for helping us with our projects! Ashleybirdsell (talk) 02:45, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Brooklyn College Theater History to 1642 Student[edit]

Hello! I am another Performing Arts Management MFA student enrolled at Brooklyn College, and I wanted to introduce myself. I'm looking forward to working with you. Cheers! Gdirado (talk) 21:18, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello from yet another Brooklyn College MFA Candidate[edit]

Hi there! My name is Yona, and I am a student of Amy Hughes and slowly but surely learning Wikipedia .... :)Yona M. Corn (talk) 22:09, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Saint Peter's invite[edit]

Pharos, Thanks so much for the invitation. I took a look at the course description and I think that Jersey City, New Jersey would be an excellent model for this type of course. The city is large and old enough to have many events, sites, neighborhoods, people and other potential article subjects, it's covered in adequate detail that there is a foundation to build on, while leaving enough subjects that are available for expansion and creation. I'm based in Teaneck, but Jersey City is accessible and I would be happy to participate in any way that I can. Feel free to reach me via my talk page or by email. Thanks again for thinking of me. Alansohn (talk) 15:58, 15 September 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] 05:51, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

YGM Sept 19[edit]

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Hello, i've listed possible ideas for my main article. When your able please take a look and let me know if theres anything i may be able to add. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:ACaccamo ACaccamo (talk) 11:24, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Potential Articles_com232[edit]

Hi! I would like to edit Otto Eckmann ,William Caslon and Will Burtin Any help will be appreciated --Kpervaiz (talk) 14:58, 25 September 2013 (UTC)kpervaiz--Kpervaiz (talk) 14:58, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

COMM 3460: Maria Popova[edit]

Hi Pharos, it is good to make your acquaintance on Wikipedia! My name is Ric, and I am currently working on the Wikipedia Project with my group members Catherine and Jennifer for our COMM 3460 course at Cornell. We are looking to make edits/improvements to the article on Maria Popova, a rising influence in the Communications space. As our initial draft for our article is due next week, we will be working through the weekend on this project and would appreciate any specific feedback on our outline/edits or general recommendations that you might have.

You can find our outline on the talk page for Maria Popova here: talk page. For your convenience, here is a link back to our course page if you wanted to take a look: course page. Thanks again, we look forward to hearing back from you!

Ric.chi (talk) 14:30, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Translations[edit]

Hi Pharos, My name is Sasha, I'm currently enrolled in Com 232 at CSI. I have decided to research and make a page for Joaquín Ibarra and had a few concerns about how to do this correctly. Joaquín Ibarra has a Spanish Wikipedia page which I would like to translate and add more information on. When translating a Wikipedia post how should I go about it and how do I do so without violating copyright? I would also like to know if I would have to transfer all of citations from the original page to the one I'm currently working on. Thanks in advance! MagnifyIt (talk) 18:07, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

COMM 3460: Pocahontas (1995 Film)[edit]

Hello Pharos! My name is Elizabeth and I'm part of the Cornell University/Online Communities (Fall 2013) Wikipedia Education program. I'm working with my group members Shelby and Sarah to improve the page on Disney's Pocahontas film. We wanted to put some more media on the page, as well as validate the media that is already there. The talk page of Pocahontas mentions that the fair use explanation of the existing photos is missing. How can we make sure that the images are fair use as well as add some new ones? We have explored the Wikimedia Commons but cannot find any photos relating to the movie, only photos relating to the history figure Pocahontas. Any suggestions/tips?

Thanks! Easowers (talk) 17:15, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Pharo House[edit]

Pharo House in Middletown, Delaware

Thought you might be interested. Smallbones(smalltalk) 01:29, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Help test better mass message delivery[edit]

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Wikimedia NYC Meetup! Saturday October 5[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join the Wikimedia NYC Meetup on October 5, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for education, museums, libraries and planning WikiConference USA.
--Pharos (talk) 21:50, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Hey, Pharos, I'd hoped to go to the WikiMeetup this Saturday but I was a "Maybe" and I, indeed, can't make it. I appreciate that you organize these events and hope to make it to one in the future, especially if it is in Manhattan. From New Jersey, Brooklyn is more time-consuming to travel to. We met at a Wiki gathering but that was probably 3 or 4 years ago. Glad to see these events have continued! Liz Read! Talk! 17:43, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Online Communities Class @ Cornell University, ambassador[edit]

Hey, Pharos!

We're from Cornell's Online Communities class, and you're our ambassador. We wanted to reach out to you and ask you a brief question.

On our talk page for Peter Pan, user Stelmaris recommended us to use British English when editing the article. We don't have any experience with British English. Do you have any guidelines or suggestions?

Thanks Hek34 (talk) 17:49, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Hek34, Pharos can advise you if you should use British English or not but if you want more information on the difference between British and American English, check out Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Spelling. Liz Read! Talk! 18:00, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Merging into Peer-to-peer[edit]

Hi Pharos!

I am part of the Online communities class, and my group is editing Peer-to-peer. We came across another article, Social peer-to-peer processes, which we feel should be merged into the article that we are editing. Can you provide us with some feedback about going about this process?

I have created a section about this on the peer-to-peer talk page. Thank you!

CBCompton (talk) 15:51, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Ambassador Barnstar[edit]

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Thank you so much for your assistance as a Wikipedia Ambassador to the Cornell University Online Communities Course. Our group really appreciated your feedback and prompt response to our questions as we began to make our first contributions to Wikipedia as new editors. We thank you for your patience and sacrifice in working with new editors such as ourselves. CBCompton (talk) 03:30, 10 October 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] 02:10, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

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Help with your discussion for Campus Ambassador application: Aashaa[edit]

Dear!
Recently I apply for Campus Ambassador Program. Please suggest and discuss here on my proposal. For being support and promote wikipedia and wiki culture at my country and my university, you're comments will be helpful.
Thank You--Aashaa (talk) 04:05, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Vanderbilt Workshop[edit]

Hi Pharos! I've started a workshop page for our Vanderbilt Workshop on Wednesday. A few of us will be meeting at 2:30 CDT today to refine the syllabus. We'd welcome any suggestions! Thanks Clifford Anderson (talk) 18:17, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

GLAM Cafe invitation[edit]

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Hold up a sec ;-)[edit]

Why me? I'm not even going to be in town. =) I mentioned you at the WP:ENB, by the way. Best. Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 12:30, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Ask Ganeshk? Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 12:32, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
Also if you could engage at WP:ENB about the WP:WEF that would be fantastic. I did mention you again over there. Thanks so much. Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 11:06, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon! Saturday November 2[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join Wikipedia "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon on November 2, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for Greenwich Village articles on the history and the community.
--Pharos (talk) 21:43, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Help plan our next multimedia features[edit]

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Hello Pharos, good to meet you! I would love your advice about new multimedia features we're developing for Wikipedia and Commons. I just sent you an email with proposed topics and dates. If you're interested, please let me know when would be a good time for us to talk: <fflorin-at-wikimedia-dot-org>. Hope to speak with you soon. All the best. Fabrice Florin (WMF) (talk) 06:51, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes America[edit]

Did you organize the Wikipedia Takes America in Brooklyn?

I'm not much of a photographer, but my company is about to organize a photography club. I was thinking I should do a presentation on Wikipedia in general, and maybe propose a local monument contest. I'm hoping someone has already created a presentation (PowerPoint or generic) that I could use or modify. Or any other thoughts you might have.--S Philbrick(Talk) 16:12, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia LGBT[edit]

Hi Pharos, I hope you are well! I just wanted to bring Wikimedia LGBT, a proposed user group and thematic organization that promotes the development of content on Wikimedia projects which is of interest to LGBT communities, to your attention. I am sure you are so busy with your current projects, but I hope you might be able to direct people to this group if they are interested in LGBT content in any way. Of course, you are also more than welcome to indicate your interest/support, if you wish. Hopefully we can get some LGBT-related GLAM/Education/etc. projects up and running in the near future. (Dorothy mentioned some LGBT organizations in NYC that have been wanting to work with Wikipedia--hopefully we can help there as well.) Best, --Another Believer (Talk) 20:09, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Poke![edit]

I've learned via email that some of these students have questions, particularly about image copyright! Thanks in advance for answering them! Wadewitz (talk) 17:10, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

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Art and Feminism Editathon / Feb 1[edit]

Hi Pharos. I'm working with some people to organize an editathon on Art and Feminism. I sent you an email, but wanted to follow up. Here is the Meetup Page. We will be doing it at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, and are working with other non/new wikipedians to organize satellite meetups in other cities; at present Chicago, DC, and Montreal are pretty solid and/or confirmed. We definitely want Wikimedia NYC folks to come. We are also going to need help reaching out to Wikimedia Chapter/Ambassador type people in other cities as those venues are solidified. Can you help with that and/or can you direct me to someone who can? Thanks. --Theredproject (talk) 02:57, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Life is a Dream: Translation/copyright issue for student editor[edit]

Hello, Pharos! Can you please comment on this translation/copyright issue at Talk:Life Is a Dream? Thanks for any guidance, as this is outside my area of experience. -- Ssilvers (talk) 23:51, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

MassMessage[edit]

I was stalking Special:Log/massmessage, and noticed you trying to send out a delivery. I've fixed your input list so it should work now. :) Legoktm (talk) 01:13, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon" at Queens Library! Friday December 6[edit]

Queens Library
Please join Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon on December 6, 2013!
Everyone gather at Queens Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for borough articles on the history and the communities.
Drop-ins welcome 10am-7pm!--Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

User:Sara.Powell20[edit]

OK, unblocked. it was the creation of multiple articles that attracted my interest, plus I've had a number of absolutely clear-cut spammers recently choosing names ending in numerals. I'm reassured that she is a GF editor, cheers, Jimfbleak - talk to me? 20:15, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Archiving your talk page[edit]

I happened to get here for other reasons and noticed that your talk page is very long with 209 different sections/threads. You might want to set up automatic archiving of old threads on your talk page. You can find information about setting it up at Help:Archiving a talk page. If you have questions, I am happy to help, or even do it for you (it is easy). Makyen (talk) 08:28, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Virtual meeting invite[edit]

Would you like to participate in the January 2014 Seattle meetup virtually? We will meet on Saturday, January 11 at 6pm. If you can participate please sign on the talk page and install Skype. Hope to see you at the meeting. --Pine 02:28, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

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

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

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

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

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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!

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

New features for course pages[edit]

Several noticeable improvements to the EducationProgram extension (in addition to some small bug fixes) will go live on or around 2014-01-23:

Notifications

All participants in a course (students, instructors, volunteers) will receive Notifications whenever their course talk page is edited. Thus, editors can use course talk pages to send messages they want the whole class to be aware of, and the class participants are likely to see them.

Special:Contributions student notice

For users enrolled as students in courses that are active, a notice will appear at the top of Special:Contributions noting which course(s) they are enrolled in. This will make it easy for users who come across the work of student editors to find out that they are part of a course and identify other class participants.

Adding articles

Course instructors and volunteers will be able to assign articles to student editors, instead of all articles needing to be added by the student editors themselves.

Adding students

Instructors and volunteers will be able to add users as students in courses, instead of all student editors needing to enroll for themselves. This makes it easier to maintain complete lists of students, and also makes the extension more suitable for tracking participation in edit-a-thons, workshops and other collaborative projects beyond the Wikipedia Education Program.


If you have feedback about these new features, or other questions or ideas related to course pages, please let me know! --Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 18:14, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

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Brooklyn?[edit]

Pharos, I did not create a separate ArtAndFeminism meetup page for Brooklyn, as I was not sure of the history in Brooklyn and whether or not it was under the Meetup/NYC umbrella. If you would like, I could create Wikipedia:Meetup/Brooklyn/ArtAndFeminism 2014. --Another Believer (Talk) 20:42, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

Hello Pharos (talk). I am so tickled that you are joining our class! :-) The timeline/grading is still very much in progress--I'll shoot you a message sometime next week when it's in better shape so you can let me know everything I am forgetting. :-) I am crossing my fingers that everything runs smoothly, as I would like to set this up as a regular course/courses and maybe sell the concept to my colleagues. DrX (talk) 18:01, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Saturday: NYC Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join Wikipedia "Art and Feminism Editathon" @ Eyebeam on Saturday February 1, 2014,
an event aimed at collaboratively expanding Wikipedia articles covering Art and Feminism, and the biographies of women artists!

There are also regional events that day in Brooklyn, Westchester County, and the Hudson Valley.
--Pharos (talk)

how do i remove myself from the autopost list?[edit]

for the nyc events. thanks Metallurgist (talk) 04:10, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Account creator[edit]

So you are aware, the account creator rights are redundant to the administrator permission. --Rschen7754 05:25, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Wikipedia events and real-life initiatives[edit]

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Category:Wikipedia events and real-life initiatives has been nominated for renaming. You are encouraged to join the discussion on the Categories for discussion page. :) Acather96 (click here to contact me) 10:52, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

WikiCon USA 2014[edit]

Congrats on getting WikiCon USA 2014 up and running.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 18:10, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

This is just a note to say thanks for helping me create my first Wikipedia entry yesterday and for contesting its deletion! You were so patient and I appreciate the help!

Sarahmirk (talk) 20:49, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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You rock! Failedprojects (talk) 17:19, 4 February 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) 18:42, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon[edit]

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon
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You are invited to join upcoming Wikipedia "Editathons", where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on a selected theme, on the following two Saturdays in March:

I hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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edu syllabus on talk page?[edit]

Hi User:Mozucat and Pharos. I noticed that the edu syllabus is on the talk page. I went to move it to the article page, and realized that I should maybe ask first, as it was doing the whole "create course" template...

edu syllabus on talk page?[edit]

Hi User:Mozucat and Pharos. I noticed that the edu syllabus is on the talk page. I went to move it to the article page, and realized that I should maybe ask first, as it was doing the whole "create course" template... --Theredproject (talk) 15:31, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, please move. Apologies if I inadvertently did this (tried to fix - must be not possible due to rights). Thanks!!! Mozucat (talk) 18:17, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Education Program technical update, February 2014[edit]

We've started working on "editor campaigns", a system that we expect will eventually be able to replace our current Education Program extension (and be useful for many other purposes as well). The early work with that project will focus on a system for signup up new editors for editing campaigns (such as courses, but also edit-a-thons, Wiki Loves Monuments, etc.). Because of that, progress will be slow on the current course page system. However, we have several improvements that should be available within the next few weeks.

Anyone can edit the main text of course pages

As part of the effort to make course pages behave more like regular wiki pages, we've enabled editing of course pages by anyone. Users who currently have the right to edit courses will have access to all the fields (so that they can change the start/end dates, and change the enrollment token). Users who currently cannot edit courses will be able to edit only the "page text" portion. This change should take effect on 2014-02-27.

Simplified course editing interface

We've considerably simplified the interface for editing course pages, removing the options to rename courses. Changing the title of a course would also move the course page, creating confusion and leading to a number of bugs. Several other parts of the course editing interface were not very useful, so we've removed them to make it easier on newcomers. This change should take effect on 2014-02-27.

Additional Notifications

Two students participating in the Facebook Open Academy mentorship program are currently working on additional Notifications for course pages. For the first of these, users will be notified whenever someone else adds them to a course.

Once again, if you have feedback about these new features, or other questions or ideas related to course pages, please let me know!--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 17:38, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

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

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

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)

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Hello.[edit]

Hello Pharos,

My name is Melissa Galarza and i am in the class ENG 103.0896. Thank you for the amazing learning experience. I am very pleased with the novel Kindred by Olivia E. Butler, the idea of the story is very intriguing. Mel26 19:33, 10 March 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Melissagalarza (talkcontribs)

Hello[edit]

Just wanted to say hi and what do you think of the storyline of Kindred?Jarika5230 (talk) 19:36, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Im in English 103 just wanted to say hi and thanks for helpingus out.Redhead321 (talk) 01:29, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon question[edit]

Hi Pharos,

I work at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. We're looking forward to hosting our first edit-a-thon later this spring! I'd like to create a project page for PEM on the GLAM Wiki site, but I'm having some trouble. Is this something that only an administrator can do?

I'd really appreciate your help and advice getting started.

Thanks! Cathypem (talk) 20:33, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

HELLO[edit]

HELLO PHAROS IM A STUDENT IN ENG103 ON MONDAY FROM 1-4:25. I JUST WANT TO SAY HELLO AND THANK YOU. Goga1994 (talk) 15:46, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

HI[edit]

Hello I am a student in Doctor x's class and I look forward to corresponding with you this semester in building our class' wikipedia page. Maxamillion412 (talk) 19:56, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Joe0312 (talk) 00:26, 14 March 2014 (UTC) Hi Pharos (nice name by the way) I'm a current student at Ximena's English class. Thank you for helping us building a better Wikipedia Page.

Hi Pharos , my name is Adoreher. I'm currently taking an English class that uses Wikipedia. So far I've seen how helpful Wikipedia, is despite people indifference. Thank you for your time. Adoreher (talk) 06:30, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello![edit]

Hello Pharos, I am currently a student at Ximena's English class at Laguardia CC. Thank you for all that you are doing to help us with this Wikipedia page. Redrosex1025 (talk) 01:13, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi Pharos,I am a current student in Dr. Ximena's English class, and i just wanted to thank you for your helping our class this semester.The North Remembers16 (talk) 02:04, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi Pharos,I am a current student in Dr. Ximena's English class, and i just wanted to thank you for your helping our class this semester.The North Remembers16 (talk) 02:04, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello Pharos[edit]

Hi my name is Shaniqua and I am currently a student in Dr.X ENG 103 class at LaGuardia Community College, and I look forward into having you assist us with editing techniques throughout the semester while working on the article on "Kindred". Thank you.SNSmith27 (talk) 06:50, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello Pharos[edit]

My name is Jonathan and I am excited to see how this course turns out this semester. Ronin1123 (talk) 14:37, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi my name is Telissa. I am a student in Dr. X's English 103 class and I look forward to creating our class Wikipedia page with your help. Thanks. Telissa18 (talk) 16:14, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hello, Im Starshema Murray. Im in class ENG 103. I am new to using Wikipedia and I am so happy and excited to learn how to use Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Goldilocks14 (talkcontribs) 20:28, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Hola Pharos my name is Unue, I am enrolled in my Eng 103 class and looking forward in taking part of this experiences. thank you Pacer87 (talk) 20:43, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Pharos Lissetlot15 (talk) 23:05, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Thank you §Raphael Abreu — Preceding unsigned comment added by R 1994 (talkcontribs) 00:46, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello Pharos[edit]

Hello I'm excited to learn and establish a new way of life with our fellow wikipedians, and I'm new to this but step by step I'm learning. I feel everyday is a learning experience and in life you can never learn enough. Thank you and I'm very interested about this new book I'm reading called Kindred BY:Octavia Butler and soon I will be making wiki page with my fellow classmates. Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day!!!!!!!!!!Watoflifej23 (talk) 18:24, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Major kudos for your work on United States Department of Veterans Affairs emblems for headstones and markers to add references for the symbols as separate from the articles about the religions/affiliations themselves. Thank you! Spacini (talk) 16:55, 24 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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New Wikipedia articles posted by ITP Core 2 class[edit]

Hi Pharos! Theredproject and Msmale asked us to let you know that we've posted a new Wikipedia article on Kathleen Fitzpatrick's book Planned Obsolescence: Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology and the Future of the Academy. Thanks for all your guidance! Hamsindh (talk) 19:54, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

You're invited![edit]

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

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

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

We hope to see you there!

Kevin Rutherford (talk) and Maia Weinstock (talk)

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April 2014[edit]

Hello - just to let you know that I mentioned you in an AN/I discussion -[4].Smeat75 (talk) 17:54, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

question about Education Program:CUNY, LaGuardia Community College/The Research Paper: Kindred (Spring)[edit]

I have this course on my watchlist (not sure why, possibly I welcomed some of the students) and notice that a lot of text is accumulating on Education_Program_talk:CUNY,_LaGuardia_Community_College/The_Research_Paper:_Kindred_(Spring). It seems article-like but would take quite a bit of work to turn into an article. It's not going to be dumped into article space at the end of the course, is it? Stuartyeates (talk) 07:22, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Education Program technical update, April 2014[edit]

Since the last update, development of the editor campaigns project has been continuing, and it's almost at the point that it will be useful to users running edit-a-thons and other non-course outreach events. (If you are planning such an event soon and would like to beta test it for tracking the contributions of newcomers, get it touch.) In the meantime, we've made a few small improvements and bug fixes to the Education Program extension:

Default course end date

The default end date for courses is now approximately six months in the future, instead of immediately. This will prevent the common problem where a user creates a new course page but does change the default dates, resulting in a course that is immediately considered "ended" and thus cannot be enrolled in.

Notifications when you get added to a course

Whenever a user gets added to a course by someone else, they will now receive a Notification.

Disabling individual student profiles

The student profile special page (Special:Student/Username, not to be confused with Special:Students) is a page that lists the courses a student editor is enrolled in, and is also supposed to list the articles that user is working on. However, the list of articles can include incorrect data in cases where an instructor or volunteer assigned the articles to the student editor. These profiles are being removed from the extension altogether. This change should go into effect Thursday, May 1. (Logs are still available to find out which courses a user is enrolled in.)

Article edit notifications for students coming soon

A nearly complete patch from Facebook Open Academy student Jeff Lloyd will add a new type of Notification: students will be alerted to edits made by others to the article(s) they are assigned (as well as the corresponding talk pages). Expect to see this feature within the next several weeks.

Duplicate courses and API deletion

Bugs in the course page creation process (now fixed) led in some cases to duplicate listings for the same course at Special:Courses. This happens when the same course page had two (or more) different course ID numbers. It is possible to clean up such duplicate entries using by making calls to the API. I've documented this process and written a Python script for it.

If you have feedback about these changes, or other questions or ideas related to course pages, please let Anna Koval or me know!--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 19:23, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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Edit-a-thon invite[edit]

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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Abrahamic creation myth[edit]

That's the best suggestion yet for the title of our missing article. Thanks for your comment. Your username happens to be my favorite brand of Mexican cigarettes which, strangely, we don't have an article on. Cigarettespedia to the rescue! Cheers...— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 22:51, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Category:National questions[edit]

Is Category:National questions really a good category? It doesn't seem like any of these disputes necessarily have anything to do with each other other than their name - and thus WP:SHAREDNAME would apply. It's not really a "defining characteristic." I'm tempted to nominate it for deletion at CFD, but maybe I'm missing something? SnowFire (talk) 21:31, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Landowners / Peasants[edit]

Actually, I believe you'll find that "landowners" and "peasants" are not as opposite as they might seem. A "peasant" was typically an agricultural worker occupying a parcel of land and working it themselves. Often, a peasant had some sort of property right to the land they occupied. This right might not have been as absolute as is typical, say, of the US where freehold tenure is the norm; they might, for example, hold a long-term lease from a local or regional magnate. This lease might be subject to expiration at fixed periods, or upon the death of the occupant, or it might by law or custom be inherited within a family. The tenure could be quite valuable in economic terms, but was often inalienable (just as noble estates were often inalienable). Conversely, in early modern Eastern Europe a peasant might also inherit obligations, e.g. to live upon and work the property even if they preferred not to. Further confusing matters is that early modern farmers were often very cash poor even when prosperous; they might effectively control a good deal of productive land, they might eat well in a time when many did not, but they still would have little or no money. MarkBernstein (talk) 14:06, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Jews_and_Communism_(2nd_nomination)[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Jews_and_Communism_(2nd_nomination). Thanks. MarkBernstein (talk) 21:27, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

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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Hi Pharos[edit]

Don't mean to be brusque or anything but Timeline of the far future is a featured list and any new additions to it really need to be cited. I'm sure you can find sources for your info; after all, finding sources is your thing, isn't it? Serendipodous 10:01, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi again. This is totally a "gift horse, open wide and say aah" moment, but I was wondering, could you have a look at this list? It's all the material from an earlier version of this article that I haven't been able to find sources for. I'm not sure if any of it will be all that useful to be honest; the one sourced Unix timecode overflow was already taken down from this page on the admittedly fair assumption that we probably won't still be using Unix, or even seconds, in 292 billion years. As for the star occultations, I personally don't think they're that relevant, but I am interested in the other things. Please let me know if you find anything. Thanks. Serendipodous 16:36, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

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OK, it's about time to give you a barnstar; I was gonna wait until you were done but you seem to be on a roll so who am I to postpone? Actually it's funny; I've been thinking for years that Timeline of the far future could really do with your research skills, and lo and behold, here you are. And yes, pretty much every hole I've been wishing I could plug in the list has now been plugged. While the list is already featured, I an certain your additions will provide fodder for Reddit threads for years to come :-) Serendipodous 12:26, 20 May 2014 (UTC)


Tireless Contributor Barnstar[edit]

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Dear Pharos, you deserve so much credit for taking on the job of trying to "salvage" an intellectual and moral wreck, the so-called "Jews & Communism" article, by reducing its toxicity and trying to bring normalcy, historical context and true WP:NPOV to this tough topic, all under the most harrowing circumstances. You kept your cool and remained professional under fire while facing great provocation. Wikipedia is fortunate to have you. May you continue to go from strength to strength! Yours sincerely, IZAK (talk) 10:04, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia US[edit]

Hi Pharos, WikimediaUS-l is not shown as a public email list, and when I sent an email to the list I didn't get a bounce or a copy of my email. Can you check what's going on?

Also, will you put up a US-wide geonotice and ask people to update their announcements for the 2014 Wiknic?

Pine

Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thons[edit]

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

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

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

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

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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A barnstar for you![edit]

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THANK YOU for helping to put together a successful WikiConference USA and for attending the Cascadia meetup. You deserve much more than a barnstar. :) Another Believer (Talk) 13:09, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for helping to organize WikiConferenceUSA. I could only go on Saturday, but I wish I could've gone on Friday and Sunday. I'll try my best to make it to next year's if it happens! Thanks! Newyorkadam (talk) 13:30, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Greg Kohs and WikiConference USA[edit]

Dear Pharos: Is this report accurate: WikiConference USA bans critic from open meeting? If it is accurate do you know if a response from the conference organizers is forthcoming? I won't spend time explaining exactly how upsetting this is and how very bad it looks on its face until the accuracy of the report is confirmed. It looks really bad, though, and I really hope there's a plausible explanation. Note that I'm not asking about the rejection of Kohs's presentation, but only about the allegation that he was barred from an event touted as "open to all participants, regardless of previous level of involvement with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia projects. We welcome the curious, the skeptical, and others wishing to engage in meaningful conversation about the Wikimedia movement in the United States, free culture and digital rights, advocacy and outreach, community building, and technology." I posted the same question on Newyorkbrad's talk page, but he declined to respond substantively. I am also leaving it on the talk pages of the other conference organizers.alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 19:18, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

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

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

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

New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

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

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

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

Online Ambassador[edit]

Hi there. I applied for this position on the Education Noticeboard. Do you mind reviewing my application when you get a chance? AkifumiiTalk 21:59, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Draft thing[edit]

The really rough draft that I did was stashed here. Did you want to do something with it? -— Isarra 01:08, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

For you[edit]

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For all the hard work you put into everything you do. Your diligence and kindness is much appreciated. Invertzoo (talk) 00:54, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Saturday June 21: Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

Upcoming Saturday event - June 21: Wiki Loves Pride NYC
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You are invited to join us at Jefferson Market Library for "Wiki Loves Pride", hosted by New York Public Library, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Wikimedia LGBT and Wikimedia New York City, where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on this theme:

11am–4pm at Jefferson Market Library.

We hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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Mass message[edit]

Please make sure to include a timestamp at the end of messages sent by mass message so that archiving bots do not skip those sections. Thanks, --Glaisher [talk] 18:10, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, my apologies. It's a bit non-intuitive to leave the timestamp with massmessage, but I'll do this for the next one for the Wiknic.--Pharos (talk) 18:39, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
How so? You can just use ~~~~~. Legoktm (talk) 18:47, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1pm–8pm at southwest section of the Great Lawn, north of the Delacorte Theater.

Also, before the picnic, you can join in the Wikimedia NYC chapter's annual meeting.

11:30am-12:30pm at Yeoryia Studios, 2067 Broadway.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 16:51, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

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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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Repeated addition of material apparently failing WP:V[edit]

I'm concerned about your re-addition of material to the History of the Jews in Nepal article that I have not been able to verify, and for which you have not reponded to Talk page queries regarding the specifics, with respect to some of which I have provided links demonstrating no hits, no emphasis, etc. Note that Nishidani, who is more knowledgeable in this field than I, has recently looked at some of the previous additions of material and concurred that it didn't belong in the article, was fringe, etc.

On the Talk page you reiterated mention of a "Jewish Karim" in a source, and since I haven't found that, please specify the source and the page number, or self-revert the re-addition of that material. Without a "Jewish Karim", it should be apparent that there would be no notable "historic trade routes" between Nepal, as the entire section would rest on a note recorded by a single Jewish merchant based in Cairo in the eleventh century.

The distinction between the Old and New Testament versions of spikenard also would seem to be relevant, as the issue regarding the plant from the Himalayas. Please respond to these queries on the article talk page. --Ubikwit 連絡 見学/迷惑 08:39, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

I.e., where in the Geniza document does the Jewish merchant mention that his spikenard came from 'Nepal'? Horace writing decades before A.D. wrote of spikenard, but this doesn't mean there was a Roman connection with Nepal.Nishidani (talk) 09:58, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

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Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Asian Americans in New York City concern[edit]

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Greetings from Aragotton![edit]

Hey Pharos, sorry I didn't reply to your emails lately, I have been busy. And about the article military history of Bangladesh, I don't think that is necessary, they already have one. But I am trying to work on this History of Bangladesh under British rule. Nayways, and about the second message you gave me I will try to get as bilingual people for future meetups. Thanks!

nyc meetups[edit]

Hi Pharos, Is there a mailing list or some other sort of way that I can send things to everyone involved in Wikimedia NYC? I'd like to meet a few other Wikipedians, most likely through a mini edit-a-thon at a Starbucks in NYC.

Best, Upjav Upjav (talk) 19:55, 22 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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Wikimania 2014[edit]

Hi!

My name is Victor and I'm a storyteller and video producer for the Wikimedia Foundation. I'll be looking to capture stories about Wikimedians at Wikimania in London in a week. Here is an example of the kind of thing that I'm aiming to do. I saw that you're attending Wikimania and I was wondering if you might have some time to talk about your work on Wikimedia projects. Anyway let me know if you are interested, I'll be at Wikimania from the 6th-10th of August and would need maybe 30 minutes of your time. I can answer any questions you may have. I’m best reached at vgrigas(at)wikimedia.org

Thanks!

Vgrigas (talk) 19:26, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Whisperback - August 2014[edit]

You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at Peaceray's talk page. Peaceray (talk) 02:11, 2 August 2014 (UTC)


Help with wikipedia page[edit]

Hi, my name is Paul and I am administrator for Indiggo Twins website: http://www.indiggotwins.com. Indiggo are identical twin professional actresses, singers, writers, composers signed with Sony BMG and Imagem USA, featured and credited on Jay-Z & Kanye' West's 4 times Grammy award-winning album Watch The Throne, respectively on "Murder To Excellence". I am writing to you to kindly ask of you to help contribute to the Indiggo wikipedia page, to establish a neutral and just point of view of the "America's Got Talent" section as fans who have followed Indiggo's growth and development have notified me that the Indiggo wikipedia page has been vandalized. There are several racist, false and malicious comments regarding Indiggo's performances on America's Got Talent, respectively on the New York audition, that are allowed on the Indiggo wikipedia page and that harm Indiggo's image. I have also been notified that whenever their fans have tried to bring other arguments or write other AGT judges' comments they were blocked and threatened by users from Great Britain who are favoring artists who they think they vie with the Indiggo Twins. Judge Sharon Osbourne has praised the twins and the audience rooted for Indiggo and cheered for them to be approved to the next stage of Las Vegas callbacks. Yet, whenever someone has tried to bring these actual arguments, they were blocked. The ones who vandalize wrote that judge Piers Morgan said the twins are the worst singers and dancers in the competition on the NY audition. He hasn't said that, he actually said that "I started to enjoy your performance" and he approved the pair to go to the next stages, to top 40. Nevertheless, judges' comments should not be posted at all and only facts should be admitted on a serious and classy encyclopedia as wikipedia. I hope to hear from you soon and to receive your help. I do believe in justice and that artists' hard work and growth should be respected and protected. Many thanks, Paul Indiggo7777 (talk) 02:39, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Sunday August 17: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

Sunday August 17: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share
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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

2pm–5pm at Yeoryia Studios at Epic Security Building, 2067 Broadway (5th floor).

Afterwards at 5pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 15:58, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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August 17th I'll be at the Mets/Cubs game. But I thank you for the invite. TimidObserver (talk) 22:21, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Westchester Meeting 24 August Local transport[edit]

I don't know whether I will have car availability, but plan to attend in any event. Looking at the train and bus schedules, there are few buses on Beeline route 14 on Sunday. If folks will be coming by train, you might want to offer pickup at the stations in time for participants to get there close to the start. I don't know whether anyone would take you up on the offer, but it might reduce a barrier to attendance. I have inserted some schedule info on the meeting page. DCDuring (talk) 18:40, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

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Westchester endangered species[edit]

See wikt:User:DCDuring/Westchester_endangered_species#Threatened_plants and links therefrom to Wiktionary entries for a few items and to Wikispecies. I have found some out-of-date species names in the list. I will be adding Wiktionary entries for the vernacular names, plants first.

Thanks for being an online volunteer[edit]

Thanks for becoming an online volunteer for my course [Communication in Groups and Organizations.] I've done some Wikipedia editing myself and have used WP writing assignments in past courses. Still it is nice to have a real Wikipedian watching over us. Robertekraut (talk) 21:47, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

Come one and come all. To a presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history.

Picture your self leading the masses to improve Wikimedia one article at a time.
  • Show the Internet who is the better editor.
  • Be the creator of culture that you know you are.
  • Spread the knowledge of noteworthy people who no one but you cares about.
  • Lead the charge to a better Wikipedia --- eventually.


Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:08, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

See you at the Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street, Laurel, MD on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST. See http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205494212/ for more information. Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC invites revolutionaries, free thinkers, and other sundry editors to a DC WikiSalon[edit]

The WikiSalon is a special meetup usually held during the first and third full weeks of every month, from 7 PM to 9 PM. It's an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss Wikimedia wikis 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.

If you're coming by Metro, the closest station is Dupont Circle (on the Red Line). If you're driving, a lot of parking opens up downtown after 6:30 PM, so finding a parking space (even a free one) should be easy. Once you've found the building, go to Cove on the second floor. We will be in the conference room.

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: The Cove, Dupont Circle, 1730 Connecticut Avenue NW, 2nd floor, 20009, DC


For more information, see http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205500822/


My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:25, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC's Wonderful meetups[edit]

Wikimedia DC's Upcoming meetups

  • Thursday, September 11: “Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet, One Article at a Time!”
    A presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history. Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street in Laurel, MD. 7 PM.
  • Wednesday, September 17: WikiSalon
    Come for the pizza, stay for the conversation. 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Saturday, September 20: September Meetup
    Get dinner and drinks with fellow Wikipedians! 6 PM
  • Sunday, September 21: Laurel History Edit-a-Thon
    Local history for Wikipedia! 10:15 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28: Please RSVP for the Open Government WikiHack at Eventbrite by clicking on the link. The National Archives and Records Administration and Wikimedia DC are teaming up to come up with solutions that help integrate government data into Wikipedia. 10:30 AM – 5 PM each day

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 22:50, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Request for Comment[edit]

Based on your comments here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Avoiding_harm, I am interested in having your feedback/criticism dialogue here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(policy)#Guideline_for_crime_victims_of_world_wide_significanceMeropeRiddle (talk) 11:02, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Introduction[edit]

Hello Pharos,

I'm Amy Hughes' new student in her Theatre History Course at Brooklyn College.

Thanks for volunteering!

Andreabee12 (talk) 17:40, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Vanderbilt Edit-a-Thon[edit]

Hi Pharos, I thought I'd introduce you to Nikilada, who is our Library Dean's Fellow this semester for Wikipedia. She'll be organizing an edit-a-thon this fall, probably on November 1st. She's also just applied to become a campus ambassador. We'll keep you posted as our plans develop. We might need help again setting up a geo-notice for the edit-a-thon. Best wishes! Clifford Anderson (talk) 20:50, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Pharos! I am Gillian, an MFA performing arts management student, taking Amy Hughes' Theater History class! I can't wait to make WikiHistory with your help! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gilliark (talkcontribs) 03:57, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi Pharos[edit]

My name is David Irving, and I'm in Professor Hughes Theater History to 1642 class. I'm an theater history and criticism MA. Looking forward to working with you, Deliirving (talk) 22:28, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello Pharos! My name is Haruki, MFA performing arts management student taking Professor Hughes' Theater History course at Brooklyn College. Thank you for helping us in our project, and I look forward to working with you! Decafespresso (talk) 23:12, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hello Pharos,

I am a student in the Theatre History to 1642 course. Thank you in advance for all the help you will give my classmates and I this semester!

Jcbjaw12 (talk) 00:02, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Pharos[edit]

My name is Marni. I am enrolled in Theatre History to 1642. Thank you so much for helping our class out on our project. I look forward to working with you! Mcraab123 (talk) 00:14, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

another Brooklyn College Theatre History student[edit]

Hi Pharos, Thank you for being a wiki ambassador for our course. I can't wait to dig in and get started. If I need help with something should I post here on your talk page or is there another wiki-appropriate way to ask for your guidance? Always -Jessiechapman (talk) 02:00, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Greetings from another Brooklyn College Student[edit]

Hello Pharos! Thank you in advance for your time contributing to our class project. I look forward to working with you this year :) Jsattler07 (talk) 14:58, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

The wonderful annual meeting! And more![edit]

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Hello, fellow Wikipedian!

I am excited to announce our upcoming Annual Meeting at the National Archives! We'll have free lunch, an introduction by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, and a discussion featuring Ed Summers, the creator of CongressEdits. Join your fellow DC-area Wikipedians on Saturday, October 18 from 12 to 4:30 PM. RSVP today!

Also coming up we have the Human Origins edit-a-thon on October 17 and the WikiSalon on October 22. Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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Thanks for coming to the Mount Sinai Edit-a-thon[edit]

I just wanted to thank you for making your way out to New York City last week. I think the edit-a-thon went well, and we are eager to have more support from the Wikipedia community. If you have any comments or suggestions for future events, let me know!

Thanks, Mjbailey (talk) 21:13, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Submit your data to the II Round of voluntary reporting[edit]

Hi Pharos, Hope this finds you well. I wanted to reach out to see how I can help you to get some of your program evaluations included in this year's round of voluntary reporting. I have in my records that you were coordinating the «Greenwich Village in the 60s» and «Open History: Queens» editathons, is this correct? I know from project pages that you have done some amazing work and been documenting the outcomes. Can you please write back to me to my talk page, or email me to mcruz [at] wikimedia [dot] org? Thanks! MCruz (WMF) (talk) 22:19, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Hello Pharos, I'm with the Program Evaluation & Design team at WMF. I'm following up on Maria's note about program data for the NYC Law Editathon. There are still a few bits of missing data we'd like to fill in before Nov 26th. I've posted them over on the event talk page, could you please respond with any data you have, or "Don't know" for the answers you do not have, within the next week? If you have any questions, please do contact me through my talk page or at abittaker at wikimedia dot org. Thanks so much, this really helps our program learning and capacity building for future editathons! --Abittaker (WMF) (talk) 23:46, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

UN maps and WP:WATERMARK[edit]

Please see discussion at Wikipedia talk:Image use policy#Clarification needed regarding WP:WATERMARK. Cheers. Kaldari (talk) 09:56, 17 November 2014 (UTC)