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Welcome to my talk page!

Please place new comments at the bottom of this page. I'll respond on this page to comments you write me, unless you ask otherwise. :) Thanks. --Sallicio


Criticize me. If you see me doing something wrong, tell me. I'll appreciate it.

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RE:DELETION[edit]

BUT SALLICIO... I'M A FRIEND OF HERS... I JUST WRITE ON THE ARTICLE WHAT I KNOW OF HER.... WHAT CAN OTHER RESOURCES DO I NEED ??FedeContreras (talk) 06:24, 29 December 2008 (UTC)


HELP[edit]

hey i need help... i make interesting articles but wikipedia want to erase them... and sometimes... i upload pictures that are mine and wikipedia said is corrupt !! can you help me please ? FedeContreras (talk) 06:16, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Bulgarian translation[edit]

Hello Sallicio. You have asked for a Bulagrian translation of "Happy Editing". This could roughly be translated in "Приятно редактиране". If you need any help with other bulgarian phrases or words, please let me know. Regards, BloodIce (talk) 23:18, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

The fulltext should be:Здравейте! Казвам се Джеймс. Аз живях в Благоевград, България с моя баща (той беше професор в Американския университет там). Моля, кажете "Здравей" и приятно редактиране! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.120.148.211 (talk) 23:30, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
I answered at my discussion page. Regards, BloodIce (talk) 23:53, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Signature[edit]

Hey Sallicio. Nice to see you back.  :) I have one suggestion about your signature, but feel free to take it or leave it.

When you type four tildes (~~~~) to add your username and a timestamp, you don't need to also type your username (Sallicio). I personally don't mind, but some Wikipedians might find it odd.

If you want to know more about the general guidelines regarding signatures, see Wikipedia:Signatures - that page's only drawback is that it is a rather large document. (I just noticed that, might fix it later. ;)

Anyways, let me know what you think! --Iamunknown 06:09, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Your new signature looks good to me.  :)
One thing I would suggest, though, is to replace the TeX code (i.e. the <math>\color{Red} \oplus</math>) with a unicode character: ⊕ (or &#x2295;). Benefits: Shorter signature code (long signatures have been problematic in the past); Drawbacks: the character will not show up on all computers (such as where the computer lacks the requisite fonts, or where the browser is unicode-unaware), though I am unsure how many computers will be affected.
Also, Enigmaman is wise, so I would suggest that you listen to him too.  :)
Gah, sorry for my long posts! :P --Iamunknown 07:20, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

A big thank you[edit]

Your awarding me a barnstar is most appreciated! If you need anything..let me know. Best wishes!--MONGO 09:22, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

No problem...you deserved it!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 01:48, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Nousernamesleft[edit]

Hi, Sallicio, thanks for voting in my RfA, which passed with 47 supports (I hoped for a perfect square, but two away is close enough!), 3 opposes (the first odd prime), and 0 neutrals. I'm glad the community has decided to trust me with the mop and bucket (the flamethrower isn't supported). Of course, special thanks goes to my nominators Auawise and that one guy who buried stuff (not that the thanks I give to the you isn't special!). If you ever need a hand with something, or just want to say hello, tough feel free to drop a line! Best wishes, Nousernamesleftcopper, not wood 23:01, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

This doesn't even vaguely resemble a mop, but I couldn't find a picture of one.

Redskin fan...[edit]

Me too...I used to live in the Washington area and well remember this event..25 years ago now! Living in Nebraska, I rarely get to see their games no,w but when they are broadcast nationally, I try to set time aside to watch them.--MONGO 15:27, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

I've only been here for about six years. And the redskins are my team, but it's such a crap shoot with them...there's no telling who they'll win (or loose) against.--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 18:46, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks a lot![edit]

Appreciate it. :D Enigma msg! 21:27, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Officer Salvatore[edit]

You obviously have some problem with the inclusion of Officer Salvatore's name in that article. I have posted on the talk page justifying it's inclusion, yet YOU seem to blindly revert as soon as you see his name. Not only did you do that twice without justifying yourself (No, saying WP:BPL isn't a justification, I even went through it and found the section on inclusion of names and it supports INCLUSION of his name.), no, not only did you do that, but you even removed the all the sources I added, the sourced section with FURTHER ALLEGATIONS against him, and basically all my work. I am once more adding my sourced work, as I consider your revert to be masked vandalism of the article. Next time, check the talk page. 64.230.5.184 (talk) 04:19, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

RfAs[edit]

Hi - thanks for your message. Have you seen Wikipedia:Guide to requests for adminship? The determining factor is whether there is a consensus that a user can be trusted to know and uphold its policies and guidelines. Typically, editors commenting on an RfA will want to see evidence that the user is aware of the relevant policies and guidelines and that they have applied them in the past - or at least that mistakes have been learned from. When closing an RfA, it's unusual to get complete consensus, so bureaucrats customarily look for a high level of agreement. As a broad guideline, if more than around 75% of comments expressing support or opposition are in support, then consensus can probably be demonstrated; if less than 70% are in support, then consensus probably cannot be. For cases close to or in this "grey area", then it is particularly important to look through the comments to determine the strength and relevance of the support and opposition. In some cases, there may also be clear trends - for instance, an increase in opposition late on, once a particular action has been highlighted in the discussion. Warofdreams talk 02:58, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Re:[edit]

Indeedie. Thanks for the advice. I've removed it from my watchlist. I was a complete idiot not to check WP:CDB before I answered that! The only thing I'll say in my defense is that my connection was really wobbly at that point, and most wiki pages were taking ages to load, so I was only working from memory. All the best! Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 04:17, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

The Third Forward[edit]

Sallicio. For your efforts in the 3rd WP:LE Forward, I award you your prizes, for completing section A3 you receive the projects highest award! Thank you for all your hard work, this has been the most successful forward so far. SGGH speak! 23:32, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Thank you very much for giving your support to my admin application, which recently closed successfully (36/3/1). I hope I can continue to justify the confidence that you have placed in me. If there is any way that I can help out more, please drop me a line. Thanks again. - 52 Pickup (deal) 22:19, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Thank you very much. I was very surprised that that worked out. "Eunice is a genus of worm?" In Family Eunicidae?? I thought it was a personal attack! Dlohcierekim 05:13, 4 March 2008 (UTC)


My RfA[edit]

100px My RFA
Thank you muchly for your support in my recent request for adminship, which was successfully closed on 76%, finishing at 73 supports, 23 opposes and 1 neutral. The supports were wonderful, and I will keep in mind the points made in the useful opposes and try to suppress the Larry David in me! Now I'm off to issue some cool down blocks, just to get my money's worth!

Kidding btw. All the best, Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 11:21, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Deletion[edit]

I looked it over and agreed the content content was not beneficial to the encyclopedia. The article creator has not responded to the PROD, so I confirmed your request. [that's my first admin action btw!] Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 12:30, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit]

jdjohnson920 saying thanks for the help. Not sure if this is the correct way to send a message, but oh well. I'll learn. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jdjohnson920 (talkcontribs) 02:10, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Ajaxwindows[edit]

Hi, Sallicio. You just place an {{db-spam}} tag on a article I just started, alleging it looks like an advertising spam. But it's not, really. I just added an item to the list of WebOS solutions and found out that there's not article related to ajaxwindows, so I wanted to create one. I believe this article needs to be expanded instead, and if it's going to be deleted, so the other items on the list. Please see WebOS for reference.

Help with Luigi Fioravanti[edit]

Could you possibly help me clean up some stuff that I don't know how to format on this article? Jdjohnson920 (talk) 03:48, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for making Wikipedia reliable. Rosant (talk) 02:40, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Admin[edit]

Thanks for noticing my work. I have not investigated further involvement. Perhaps you can show me what would be involved. Mostly I just do copyediting and cleanup, some formatting and the like.SidP (talk) 14:07, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Sounds like it is more trouble that it's worth for someone like me. Maybe something in the future. I appreciate your offer and will contact you if I change my mind.SidP (talk) 20:44, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Kalisha Buckhanon[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Kalisha Buckhanon, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kalisha Buckhanon. Thank you. --MCB (talk) 04:09, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

About that cartoon[edit]

Well, more particularly, the quote. The cartoon isn't an issue, it's on quite a few pages. The quote, however, may be more controversial, and it's only fair that I give you the background on where it came from. I first publicly wrote those words in a rather politically charged user RfC which went on to be an equally politically charged Arbitration Committee case. That case, and the quote, has linked me rather indelibly to a very talented but controversial editor. I've been around long enough to have established a bit of a reputation separate from Giano, but you might want to think about whether or not you wish people to perceive that you are linked to him. Risker (talk) 04:51, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

I don't know who Giano is (sounds like an extra from The Sopranos), but I will heed your warning. Good looking out!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 04:57, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
This is his best-known non-article writing. I think you'll see what I mean by controversial by the time you get to the end. Risker (talk) 05:05, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Ah, yes, I see. I think wikipedians like him are the ones that keep the WP wheels going. (civil) Diversity in philosophy is the key to the success of this project!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 05:28, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
I've just been reading some stuff from Giano, actually. I got myself involved in reading a bunch of old RfAs, which eventually included a RfA of Majorly's, which included an allegation of sockpuppetry, which let to something being posted at WP:BN, which got a lot of input from Giano. I don't know the background here, but how did a cartoon link Sallicio to Giano? Enigma msg! 05:35, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Ah, the stuff about readers only caring if the info is correct. Absolutely correct. Enigma msg! 05:37, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

I think what he meant was that the quote is etched in wiki-infamy. (as a sidenote, I am less than 100 away from my 2K edit count...woo hoo!)--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 05:58, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

CSD Tag[edit]

Cheers for replacing the db-spam template on the The 'no-one ever joins my facebook group' group. article. My mistake - nice one for spotting it. Booglamay (talk) 18:21, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

we all work together! cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 18:25, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Why thank you. Thanks very much. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 04:39, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

country police departments[edit]

What is encyclopedic about them, unless they have been involved in notable events? DGG (talk) 00:16, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Do you mean county police departments? They are part of the governmental system (and also a part of a few WikiProjects such as WikiProject Law Enforcement and part of many categories). Some are more notable than others. But all are notable to some extent because of the basic criteria: verifiable references and third-party citations from local newspapers or other media outlets. I mostly write about Baltimore-DC area agencies making it very easy to verify notability (mostly because of the area's proximety to the nation's capital and the unusually high crime rates). However, some agencies such as Dorchester County Sheriff's Office (Maryland) on Maryland's eastern shore is not notable enough on its own, so I merged it into the county's parent article. I have done the same with some of the municipal departments that I have written about. I hope this is the answer you were looking for. By the way, what brought this up? Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 01:01, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
combination of newpages and afd. I don't by the way see any 3rd party refs yet on the charles county one, and, from trying to source a few in the nyc area,i'm skeptical that non trivial mentions can be found, except for ones that get into major scandals or t he like. DGG (talk) 03:23, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
Are you trying to delete some of the articles?--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 14:30, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome...I have questions[edit]

Hi Sallicio...thanks for the note on my talk page...sorry for being such a noob. I've been asked to create an article for a major contributor to our industry and someone who gets searched quite a bit. It's a page similar to a colleague of his by the name of Sean Compton (also on Wiki). I'm trying my best to follow the rules, but now am feeling overwhelmed. In terms of citation, I'm adding this info direct from the horse's mouth, as it were (from Marc Chase himself). I'm not sure how to cite that, and feel like if I don't have the answers now, when my back is turned, this work will be gone.

Would love some guidance if you don't mind. I'm also happy to expand further, both on the reasons why he should be included, and my reasons for including the material I have.

Thanks in advance! Baldilocks (talk) 02:59, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Hello! No worries! It's actually quite simple! For an article to be accepted it needs a few things:
  1. Verifable references (not MySpace, YouTube, etc)
  2. Third-party citations for notability (e.g., mainstream media)
  3. Clear, concise, and well-written format
  • Another hint is this: When creating articles, place this tab,"{{construction}} at the top of page. It lets other editors know that you are still working on it, and it will should give you time to bring it up to wiki standards (some editors can be like hungry wolves with the speedy delete tabs.
  • Another hint is this: Be careful not create original research. Even if you are an expert in the subject matter, you still need to follow #1 and #2 from above. The reason is simple...no one knows that you are an expert except for you! So this is why even is Mr. Chase is telling you all of this about himself, it is no good. Also be aware that wikipedia is not an advertising forum. Check out WP:NOT. It may seem a little overwhelming, but it doesn't take long to get the hang of it! I hope this answers some of your questions! Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 03:10, 28 March 2008 (UTC)


Thanks again. I'm curious...do other Wikipedia articles count as references? I will work on getting specific references for my other notes. Hopefully it will still be around when I can get them.  :-) Really appreciate the help. Baldilocks (talk) 03:28, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

No problem. No, other wiki-articles don't count. :-( I removed the speedy header and specified that you were a new editor in the edit summary, so hopefully, that will give you some time to fix it before someone speedies it out of existance! Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 03:32, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

What I hope to be my final question for a while...lol... When an accurate reference is made, may I remove the "citation needed" tag? Thanks. Baldilocks (talk) 03:35, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Certainly you can take the cn out! I'll create a references subsection so your refs can be placed there automatically! just use this format, "<ref>http://www.wikipedia.org/</ref>" when placing refs into articles! And as long as I am online, I'll answer questions! Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 03:57, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

O. George Dunn article[edit]

Hello Sallicio,

I'm wondering how to rectify (and remove) the "This article does not cite any references or sources. (March 2008)" notation to the O. George Dunn article. I've added references that point to the Internet Movie Database, the Turner Classic Movies Database, and also a family website which contains photocopies of documents. All of these contain materials that support the information in the article. Thank you very much for your help. --Respectfully —Preceding unsigned comment added by Winslow Peck (talkcontribs) 16:12, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Hello! All you have to do is edit the page and remove the {{unreferenced}} template at the top of the page! Cheers! --Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 20:39, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Re: Hello[edit]

Not at all! --Jenmoa —Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.198.237.42 (talk) 00:43, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Luigison V. Doran[edit]

Hi, declined speedy as not English is not necessarily a speedy deletion criterion. Subject appears notable, see talk. Please AfD if you wish. Cheers, Dlohcierekim 21:13, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Two things following on from the above.
  1. Leaving a message to a brand new editor with the header "Welcome to the English Wikipedia but please don't be a troll" merely because they created a non-english page as you did here? Exceedingly bitey - please don't do that again.
  2. If you're going to replace speedy deletion tags which I (or, indeed, any other admin) remove, then I suggest you spend a bit more time reading WP:CSD. The first tag placed was G1 - nonsense, in the sense of gibberish. The tag itself states that it doesn't apply to articles which are in a language other than English. You then replaced it with {{db-foreign}} with the edit summary "This is the English Wiki". Not the right action unless you can also show which non-english wiki it is reproduced from, in which case you should have included it as a parameter in the speedy deletion tag. If it's simply that it's not in english, tag it with {{notenglish}} and, as has happened, it's been translated into English.
Act like you did in this instance (and I'm not saying it's typical of your actions, necessarily) but you run the risk of (i) scaring off new editors, and (ii) potentially valid and valuable content being deleted out of hand. GBT/C 12:55, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
I appreciate your point of view; however, a reasonable and prudent person would consider what the editor did as "trollish" at the least. Why would someone come to the English wiki and write an entire article in Afrikaans (or Dutch or whatever language that was)? That is simply common sense. And, "Welcome to the English Wikipedia but please don't be a troll" clearly does not fall within WP:BITE. If you look at my history [ahem, save my first few weeks when I was learning how to associate in the wikisociety ;)], I am notorious for staying level-headed and guiding those who do trollish things (look at the few entries above). If you continue with what I wrote after the heading, I go on to say that if he/she needs anything, that he/she is free to contact me on my talk page, ending with a very light-hearted, "Cheers!" I have helped many new editors from your fellow biting administrators. Second point, the tag ,{{db-nonsense}}, would have failed the speedy, because a foreign language is obviously not nonsense, and my {{db-foreign}} was more accurate (even though both were wrong). As to your (ii) point, the editor could have been writing about how to make a stable cold fusion generator that would have benefited mankind for ages but it still would have violated WP:N. I can appreciate your point of view, but I disagree with most of it. Last point: I understand that you are still a relatively new administrator but comments like, "If you're going to replace speedy deletion tags which I (or, indeed, any other admin) remove then I suggest..." are a bit borderline of "do-what-I-say-because-I-am-an-admin" and is indicative of future abuse of the mop (not that you would ever do such a thing, but don't forget what Jimbo said about WP:DEAL). However, I am always open to new schools of thought and I will try to be more diligent in the future when placing speedies on new page articles and I appreciate you keeping me on my toes! Good looking out! Happy editing!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 22:48, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
Ok, well, just a quickie to reply. Whatever their motivations, your message failed to assume good faith - {{uw-create1}} or {{uw-create2}} would have done just the same thing, but without biting them. Yes, you said "Cheers", and offered your help, but all that came after calling them a troll and warning them that they may be blocked - a warning which doesn't crop up until you get to {{uw-create3}}, a template which actively assumes bad faith, incidentally.
The question wasn't about whether the article violated WP:N at all - without knowing what the article said, and without knowing that it was directly ported from another Wiki, then no-one is in any place to make any judgment call about that - now that the article has been translated we can draw conclusions as to whether or not the person gets over the bar of notability.
Finally I wasn't remotely trying to say "do what I say because I'm an admin" - more "this is where you're going wrong, and how you can avoid it in the future" - ie. read WP:CSD and take a little more care about your tagging. If my words came across another way then I happily and readily apologise. The wider point is, though, that if I, or other admins, are removing tags and not deleting the article, then not only does it mean we don't think the article is speediable under that tag, it almost certainly means we don't think it's speediable under any tags - as we can "shoot on sight" when speedily deleting articles we don't have to wait for someone to tag an article with a category that it fits - we can just delete it and fill in our criteria on the deletion form. By removing the tag and not deleting the page, it's an indicator that we don't feel the page can be speedily deleted under any of the criteria.
Oh, and if you want to compare notes on rocky starts on Wikipedia, mine's been deleted. A beautifully formatted, illustrated and perfectly cited article about a completely made up individual. It was deleted less than 2 minutes later, and I got the standard {{uw-create1}} template. ;-) The public face of GBT/C 13:04, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Okay, I agree with most of what you say, save a few points as follows:

  1. {{uw-create3}} states will be blocked; I stated may be blocked (just like your statement to me of, "this is where you're going wrong..."). Secondly, the uw-create series is a guideline not an absolute.
  2. The points you made on your second paragraph are spot on except you should replace "admin" with editor. There is nothing special about admin edits. Anyone (except for the author) can remove or replace a speedy tag off of an article. You seem to be rather well-intentioned (and correct on most points), but just congratulate your adminship a bit much for my taste. A bit of advise to prevent others from misunderstanding your advise...leave the (I am admin, hear me roar) bits out of the commentary. In fact, I wouldn't even mention it at all unless you absolutely must. Most people will go to your userpage anyway just to see to whom they are talking (and there they will see the mop or whatever you have stating your possession of administrative tools).

Other than that, I appreciate the advise and I will adjust my future edits accordingly! Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 16:48, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Explanation[edit]

I saw your post here. DHMO was talking about the Request for Arbitration. See this. You were talking about Request for Adminship, which by the way, would be a poor idea. MONGO had over 100 opposes on his last RfA and he'd have no chance at passing another one. Hope MONGO stays, but it doesn't look good. For future reference, RfAr refers to Requests for Arbitration at ArbCom. Enigma message Review 19:43, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, I know. I had multiple screens open and was monitoring two different situations and was typing too fast. Good looking out, though! :)--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 03:52, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

The Baan Dek Montessori[edit]

Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Unfortunately, the Montessori name and method were never patented, so that anyone could use the name when opening a school. For instance, you could open the Sallicio Montessori school for Wiki lovers. That is why Maria Montessori herself created the Association Montessori Iternational, as an independent organization to accredit and certify schools so that parents within the community know that their children are receiving an authentic Montessori education. This is of the utmost importance. If there is any deception, it comes from misuse. Accreditation, therefore, is a rigorous and essential process that is conducted by an organization, independent of the particular school. Apart from a local newspaper clipping, which was referenced, the Association Montessori International is the only independent source of verification. Please advise. Much appreciated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dreamduke (talkcontribs) 18:53, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

I have removed the deletion templates and replaced them with the {{construction}} template and started the clean up. Are you at the (***)***-6297 telephone number? If so, I will give you a call so we can fix this and make it fall within wiki-standards.--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 18:59, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you so much. Your help is greatly appreciated. Yes, we can be reached at that number. Look forward to talking with you. Thanks again. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.9.198.61 (talk) 21:26, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

The McKinnon Worker[edit]

How does the article not count as "spam" the tag says "an article created to promote some ...?" I'd like to know so that I am using the appropriate tags. Thank you. Jasynnash2 (talk) 09:05, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Hello! For {{db-spam}} to apply, the article needs to be blatant advertising. For example, "The McKinnon Worker is a great magazine. To order a year subscription call 555-1234 or go online to www.thisisaspamarticle.com". Otherwise we must assume good faith and just place the "fix-it" templates on the top of the article. I hope this clears it up for you! Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 09:13, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • So quoting the introduction "The McKinnon Worker is the world's best piece of writing ever created. It has often been labelled 'The Best Thing Since The Big Bang'. The newspaper/newsletter was founded by one Sir Linford Bennett, who's acheivements are infinite. Sir Linford, who is awesome is the editor of this creation and no doubt he could not have done it without the work of his friends." doesn't apply even though it promotes the magazine/newspaper/etc simply because it doesn't try to sell something. Okay. So is there a criteria I'm not yet aware of that covers vanity articles of this type? Or is it simply a matter of putting them all through AfD? Jasynnash2 (talk) 09:16, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
I see where you're coming from on this, but it doesn't seem like it's trying to get you to buy something. If nothing else, it's just a vanity article. See WP:CSD. Although, it doesn't fit the criteria for Speedy deletion, it is an excellent candidate for an AfD as someone has already sent it there. Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 09:22, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi Sallicio[edit]

Thank you for your input. I do believe they are completely notable because of the press links (and also because I was recently in Portland and they're a big deal there. Drewhamilton (talk) 06:32, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Hello! Here's a suggestion; find another article that is already in the wiki and merge it into that article. Sometimes subjects are notable, just not quite on their own yet. That way, people can still enjoy learning about the subject matter, but we don't have quasi-notable mini-articles springing up everywhere! Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 06:36, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Law Enforcement Barnstar Proposal Poll[edit]


--Mifter (talk) 20:58, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

RE:Editors Review[edit]

In hope my feedback in you editors review will be helpful, no problem. King Rock Go 'Skins! 02:55, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Contested CSD[edit]

Hi Sallicio. I've removed your CSd nomination for Roundel: The little eyes that never knew Light and opened an AfD for it instead. I don't believe it meets the criteria for CSD, and it may even be encyclopedic. 9Nak (talk) 16:31, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

That's fine...I placed a db on it because even the author eluded to the fact of its non-notability by stating that it was never published and had no notable mentions to it other than the fact that its author was notable (which, in itself, would fail WP:N. Anyway, cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 00:42, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Michael A. Jackson (sheriff)[edit]

You wrote rm header; notability has already been debated and established.

Where? And if he is notable, then it needs to be put in the article, because as it reads now, he's not. LaraLove|Talk 00:36, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
Hello! As the article was being created, an admin was guiding me through the process and it seemed to pass the test as can be seen here. --Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 02:04, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Michael A. Jackson (sheriff)[edit]

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Use of New Template[edit]

I have created a template {{WikiProject Maryland/flag/animated}} using a commons image that could be used on the front page of the Maryland project. As you can see, I have configured it to fly behind the wiki-puzzle-world logo in the upper left portion of the screen. I will leave it there for a couple of days and invite your comments as to whether we should use it on our front page, or not.--«Marylandstater» «reply» 16:32, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Please leave Support or Oppose comments here:

Re:Rota, Spain[edit]

It's very unlikely. This isn't my real name, I only use it on Wiki and a few other forums. And I don't think I've ever been to Rota. Sorry. -- SiobhanHansa 10:19, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Location of Prince George's County Sheriff's Office[edit]

Hi! I noticed you edited the headquarters location of the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office from Largo to Upper Marlboro at the top of that page. However, in the first paragraph under History, that page still states that the headquarters moved in 2000 to Largo and remains there. From my quick "research", http://www.co.pg.md.us/Government/JudicialBranch/Sheriff/ reports that the Office of the Sheriff is in Largo. Best regards. Spril4 (talk) 23:53, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

I wasn't worried about it, I am just not going to take that kind of ignorance and bigotry from someone without having something to say. I know it's a game; silence to him means victory. I won't give him the satisfaction. Thank you for your sympathy. It's easy to see that my comment had nothing to do with him. I meant that most people outside of the teenybopper culture care about Hilary Duff. I simply don't see why people would even be offended by her remarks, it's not like she's of any real importance. I could see Waldorfers being offended if it was Condoleeza Rice or Sarah Palin who made the remark.JaMikePA (talk) 19:44, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Conservapedia Obama article[edit]

Speaking as a guy who's been permanently blocked from Conservapedia three or four times, here's an explanation. You can do anything to the Obama article, provided it shows that Obama is an incompetent, America-hating, terrorist-loving Muslim. Anything else, you'll be permanently banned. They are not interested in fact, only slander. Ed blocked me once for suggesting some articles lacked references. Don't bother to point out WP policies to Ed, all he cares about is how much you hate them liberals. Go over to www.rationalwiki.com for more information about the absurdist website known as Conservapedia. Czolgolz (talk) 04:01, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

I have commented on Ed's page, but let me add this now. Do not expect to be treated fairly or with respect at CP, that is not part of their modus operandi. They are solely interested in smearing liberals and preserving their own power base at CP. Do not expect to have a fulfilling experience at CP unless you are prepared to forget every ounce of common decency you have. Infantile insults and mockery are respected more than sensible argument. That is the way of conservapedia. Do check out Rationalwiki though, you might not agree with everything that goes on there, but at least its good for a laugh and its refreshing to find a wiki that doesn't take itself so seriously.--Dje123 (talk) 09:23, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
Unfortunately, the above comments are accurate and not only is Ed unlikely to help, he's also one of the reasons Conservapedia is what it is. If you still want to continue your Conservapedia career, contact sysops CPAdmin1 or Phillip J. Rayment, they're pretty much the only sysops that aren't complete jerks. LightFlare (talk) 10:48, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

I appreciate the input! It's amazing the delusional world that they seem to live in. It's a shame, too; It could have been a really good outlet for another wiki-forum!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 16:33, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

The CP guy said wikipedia is a fraudulant site? Oh, that's rich.Czolgolz (talk) 02:55, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Chief Petty Officer[edit]

Thanks for your input, Marine and Brother! Not having been a Marine, I don't speak from personal experience about Marine advancements, just the scuttlebutt (a good nautical term) that I have heard from Marines that I have been stationed with. I see your point of view, however, and the transition from junior NCO (Sgt) to Senior NCO (SSgt) is probably a important advancement in any Marines career. From my own personal experience the advancement from Petty Officer First Class to Chief Petty Officer had to be one of the best days in my military career. Thanks for your contributions to the article "Chief Petty Officer"; I only hope I didn't screw anything up to much with my edit. I notice that many articles of a naval theme tend to leave out the Coast Guard perspective and I was only trying to show that there are other Chiefs out there besides Navy Chiefs. sign me a former Army Sergeant (and Specialist 5), Vietnam combat veteran and Retired Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer, (as well as PM of my Masonic Blue Lodge, Brother) Cuprum17 (talk) 22:55, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

No problem! My wife just picked up Chief. She had her pinning ceremony a few weeks ago. I knew it was a big deal, but I didn't know how big until she was going through Induction. (I am actually getting raised to MM on November 4th!) Cheers, Brother!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 23:24, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Good to hear from you, Marine. Regarding your edit of the article Chief Petty Officer...Bravo Zulu!(another naval term) I had almost forgotten about the discussion on deckplate leadership, but it looks as though you have the subject covered beautifully. Being retired now I don't get much facetime with the military life except for the occaisonal funeral detail for a Coast Guardsman that requests a military burial. Most burial details are handled by the Air Force or Army in the area I live in but if a Coast Guardsman's family requests a Coast Guard presence, I volunteer to present the flag to the family. It is an honor I have performed twice now. I need to keep my weight down as the Service Dress Bravo uniform is getting a tad snug in a few places. I would hate to have to purchase a new one to fit, but I would, just to keep up my responsibilities. Good to hear from you and keep up the good wiki-work as well as your Marine career and family life. Semper Fidelis and Semper Paratus. Cuprum17 (talk) 15:08, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Rollback[edit]

Saw your message to the Deacon. I'll add you to the list of rollbackers in a minute, but for the Maryland article, you can also undo all the changes by going to history and clicking on the last version you edited, e.g. this. Then click on the edit tab and save it with an edit summary. Rollback won't let you add an edit summary by default, so it is not so good for this kind of thing. Cheers, Angus McLellan (Talk) 17:22, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

RationalWiki[edit]

I hate talk page trickboxes. I always fall for them.

I removed rationalwiki basically because of this; it was decided a while ago that the list of wikis was to be restricted to only those wikis of note. That is to say, only internal, blue links. It's basically a combination of WP:NOT#LINKFARM and WP:SPAM (that is, so people would not use the page to advertise non-notable web pages). I have no problem with RationalWiki being added to the page, provided a permanent, blue, internal link can be used, which requires someone creating a page that would survive a deletion discussion. I believe the page was created before, but deleted or redirected, so I removed it from the list (and the link I removed was external).

I also don't really think links to internal sections of pages are worth linking to. In this case, it linked to a sub-section of Conservapedia where RW was mentioned in one sentence. That's not really enough for my mind. But if you or anyone else can dig up sources sufficient to clear WP:WEB and create the page, I'd be happy to add it myself. WLU (t) (c) (rules - simple rules) 01:06, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

I think it should stay as a link for the following reasons:
  • The list is a list of online wikis.
  • RationalWiki is an online wiki.
  • The fact that it does not fall within standards for a bluelink is moot because of the above reasons.

The addition of an external link (in itself) does not fall within WP:SPAM, if it is solely a link to the site. It does not promote the sale or advertisement of anything. If this were Encyclopedia Brittanica and there was a list of wikis, do you think they would not include it because it is not notable enough to hold an article of its own? I think that inclusion is reasonable. Anyway, that's my story and I'm stickin to it! Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 01:58, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

The decision to include blue, internal links only was made on the talk page, and is applied to all wikis equally. If you review the talk page archive, this is the consensus decision made several times. If you would like rationalwiki to appear on the list, I suggest one of two options. First, create the article after ensuring it is notable (a quick google-troll suggests that this might be difficult, but print sources are allowable). Second, seek consensus on the list of wikis talk page that either the inclusion criteria should be expanded, or that an exception should be made for Rationalwiki. I don't think there is merit to the latter, and the former, while possibly difficult, would be a much better option for wikipedia (and having a soft spot for anti-creationism, if there is any defensible evidence of notability I certainly wouldn't nominate it for deletion). Based on the history of the list of wikis page, if you simply decide to re-add it, I think it would be removed by multiple editors.
As for your reasoning above, the lead of list of wikis does state "notable", which here means notable. You are welcome to try to change consensus, but it might be worth scanning the talk page archive to see why people think the list should be constrained. WLU (t) (c) (rules - simple rules) 14:50, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Waaaay too much trouble. Thanks!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 02:57, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Totally understand the sentiment. If you ever do notice a sustainable version of the page being created however, you won't get any opposition from me about adding it to the list. WLU (t) (c) (rules - simple rules) 17:16, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Prince George's County Sheriff's Office[edit]

Not that I really care, but the headquarters of the Sheriff's Office is in Largo, the mailing address is in Upper Marlboro. I did provide the link and repeat it below.

Address
Prince George's County
Office Of The Sheriff
1601 McCormick Drive
Largo, MD 20774


Mailing Address
Office of the Sheriff for Prince George's County, MD
P.O. Box 548
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-0548


Oh yeah, you asked about the patches. I have been collecting patches for over 20 years, so I own most of them. Others I have utilized images provided by other collectors. You may notice that from time to time I have used an older issue. That is because I do not have every one. I just wish I did. If you have any articles that you would like a patch photographed for, I'll do my best. If I don't own it, I may still be able to get an image. And thanks for the barnstar! SGT141 (talk) 05:08, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Just so you know the Sheriff's Office has moved their headquarters to the new location in Upper Marlboro! The civil section and the domestic violence unit remain at the Largo station. The command staff and the rst of the Office has moved into the "Chysler Building" located on, incidently, Chrysler Way! Cheers (and as far as the barnstar, you've definately earned it)!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 06:12, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

One year comparison Wikipedia:WikiProject Maryland[edit]

  • At the end of November last year there were 1300 articles in the Md. Project
  • At the end of November this year there were 4000 articles in the Md. Project

An increase of 2700 articles.

  • At the end of November last year there were 7 featured articles in the Md. Project
  • At the end of November this year there were 10 featured articles in the Md. Project

An increase of 3 articles.

  • At the end of November last year there was 1 (one) A-class article in the Md. Project
  • At the end of November this year there was 1 (one) A-class article in the Md. Project

An increase of 0 articles.

Just put that out there for the project's consideration.
--«Marylandstater» «reply» 03:02, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

I'm workin' on it! I've added over 50 articles and 3 pictures (I just got around to figuring out how to upload images)!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 03:30, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Add Pics[edit]

Love the pic of the three horses on the Prince George's County, Maryland page. I've been diligently working on adding entries for the various National Register of Historic Places listings in Maryland. If you are able to cruise around and get pics of south Prince George's County entries and those in Charles, St. Mary's, and Calvert counties it would really help out with the WP:NRHP effort. Just a suggestion ... let me know. Ted, from Adelphi--Pubdog (talk) 00:39, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Ill try to get down that way (I actually live in the oposite direction, north in AA) and get some pics. I'll put 'em in commons when I get them. Anyplace in particular you want?--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 04:33, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi![edit]

I just want you to know, you seem to be tagging some articles that could be deleted anytime soon. Can't you just wait a few minutes before placing the tags? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:27, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Hello! If I am just tagging them, I feel that they fall within the standards for inclusion. If not, I will speedy them, or put them up for adoption in AfD! As far as the tagged articles, the tags themselves are mostly for the author (who are mostly brand new to WP) and guide them to fix the article. I will also do some research, wikify, and place references within the articles as well. Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 03:31, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

The Denver Runway Disaster looks much better now thanks to you. --Herclop (talk) 04:05, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

No problem! Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 04:07, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Hello Sallicio is there anything else you can add on to the page? i heard some stuff about the weather having to do with it. ty --Herclop (talk) 04:10, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
You can add it! That's how you learn to write in this wiki! Just make sure that you find verifiable, third-party references to verify the claims that you state. And you may want to add some stuff to the Nellis AFB Bombing Range. As it stands, it will probably get speedied (i.e., deleted)! Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 04:13, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Comment regarding non-english articles[edit]

(I noticed your comment on the talk page of an article I deleted and thought I'd suggest this:) You can try putting {{db-a2}} on them if you can't figure out what the article is saying. It's technically for articles that are transwikied to another language wikipedia, but (from my experience) most admins will get is meant by the tag and delete the article. I can't guarantee that you won't get yelled at for doing this, but no one ever said anything to me about it when I used to tag articles before I became an admin. Just a suggestion. Thingg 23:36, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Yeah... I've tried that before and it just got speedy decline. The best that we can do is place the {{notenglish}} template on top. Bah! It's so annoying. Why come to the ENGLISH wiki with foreign language? There's hundreds of wikis out there. Go to their own! Hmmph.--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 23:42, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Yeah, I know, somebody asked if I was on RationalWiki and I said "...wut?" So I created the Sallicio account over there. :D No harm intended, of course. Finding you at the Guacimal AFD was just a coincidence (I swear). Oh, and happy holidays! Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 21:26, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

That's cool! It was just wierd to see Sallicio as someone other than me... conversely it's also wierd to see a Master of Puppets that's not me, either! :) Merry Christmas!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 21:45, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Happy holidays[edit]

Re: RfA[edit]

Well, to be honest, I think you should wait a while longer until you acquire some more experience. This is not to say in any way that you are doing anything wrong (on the contrary, you are definitely headed firmly in the right direction), its just that, for better or worse, the informal 'RfA standards' seem to have risen to a fairly high level and I personally don't think you have enough experience as yet. One thing you can do is to avoid 'per above' type votes in AfDs and off-topic commenting in discussions. When you vote in an AfD, try to take the time to reason out why the article should be kept or deleted (maybe by voicing your opinion in an AfD that has few comments so far).

Another possible pitfall is your (apparent) association with Conservapedia and/or RationalWiki (I was not aware of the latter until just now). While this may or may not be an issue, both are, shall we say, extremely biased and I can pretty much guarantee you that actively contributing to either is not going to help you very much. (The former is fairly well-known here; I don't think the latter is as much, but this page is... disturbing to your RfA prospects if you are an active contributor there.) Also, I'm not trying in any way to tell you how to spend your time online as your opinions are just as valid as the rest of us, I'm just giving my honest opinion of how your off-wiki activities may affect a future RfA.

I do have to say you have demonstrated a very, very impressive learning rate here and I think you would possibly be ready by the end of January, though I'd have to look at your contribs again then. I know this probably isn't the answer you were looking for, but I really don't want you to go through an RfA and have it fail, especially because I'm fairly certain you would get enough supports to make it 'worth it' to go the full week. I can tell you from experience that going through a week of that and then falling short in the end is very discouraging. As hard as it will be, I think it would be in your best interest to wait a month or two and get some more experience before you undergo an RfA. New page patrolling and csd tagging is a good way to familiarize yourself with the criteria that must be met for an article to be included in Wikipedia (I assume based on your comment that that is your area of interest). If you do start new page (NP) patrolling in earnest, I would highly recommend you install Twinkle in your monobook.js file as it an extremely useful tool and makes NP patrolling much, much easier. (we're talking by lightyears here, though I do have to warn you it will not work in Internet Explorer if you use that browser) Another useful NP patrol script that I use occasionally is a slightly modified version of User:TheJosh's New Page Patroller (this works extremely well in tandem with Twinkle). Again, I want to strongly emphasize that you are doing a great job so far with your editing. Thingg 01:44, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Happy holidays[edit]

Juletræet.jpg

I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season, Sallicio, and a great rest of 2008! Cheers, Iamunknown 09:13, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Happy holidays to you too![edit]

Thanks!--Cerejota (talk) 21:33, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Paula Tsui discography[edit]

Hi Sallicio. As far as I could tell, this article did not meet either G1 or A7 criteria for speedy deletion, so I have declined the speedy you requested. Please let me know if you have any questions, or if there is something you believe I have not taken into account. Thanks, Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 06:23, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Hello! Thanks for the response! I know it doesn't fit the criteria for {{db-g1}}. However, it does fit {{db-music}} because of the following:
  1. We know it is about music.
  2. I can read nothing that asserts notability.

Therefore: {{db-music}} applies. Case law is here at 08:36.
If I wrote the following as a newpage would it or would it not apply for g1 criteria?

  • Dzeimc e hubav momche. Toi zshivya vuf gradut na blagoev.

or this:

  • Vazshnah va krazshivniut krazhvoivna. Tya na goivnia varzshna.

Which one is gibberish? It takes massive amounts of administrative manhours to sift through the madness that flows into the newpages. There are much better things that administrators could be doing than to wait days for these asinine pages to flow through the bureacracy of the {{notenglish}} backlog. Unless the editor is bonafide retarded there is no reason for someone to come to this ENGLISH wiki and write articles in Japanese, Chinese, Farsi, Afrikaans, Serbo-croation, Mongoloian, or Klingon. It is a waste of admin resources (which there are precious little of). I spend 70% of my time sifting through the crap to sort it out for the admins to delete so the rest of humanity doesn't have to see the nonesense. Once I become an administrator, my first order of business is to propose a change of policy to speedy the hell out of the foreign-language articles. There are more ways than one to skin a cat. The article, by definition, should be speedied based on {{db-music}}. That's mah story and I'm stickin' to it! Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 07:08, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

No, this one does not meet criteria for CSD A7, because it is not about a person or a band—the article Paula Tsui is, but there is assertion of importance there. I didn't know that there was such a backlog at {{notenglish}}. But you might have a misunderstanding about the role of administrators; for example, you do not need to be an administrator to propose a change in policy. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 07:24, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Ah, I see your logic. Articles written here in foreign languages are a pet peeve of mine. And about the policy change proposal, I know one doesn't have to be an admin, but it definately doesn't hurt and it carries more weight if the subject is proposed by a sysop. Back to my soapbox, pause to step up on top of the box, it is just common sense to write in English in the en.wikipedia.org website. grabs a beer and steps down--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 07:39, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Wrong tagging for speedy deletion[edit]

Hi Sallicio. Thank you for your work on patrolling pages and tagging for speedy deletion. I just wanted you to inform that I declined to delete Witch Trial (game), a page that you tagged for speedy deletion under criterion A7 because of the following concern: games are not covered by A7. Please review the criteria for speedy deletion and especially what is considered Non-criteria. In future you should rather tag such pages for proposed deletion or file them at articles for deletion. Regards SoWhy 15:27, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

HTML comments in speedy deletions[edit]

I usually use a WP:PROD when it comes to non-controversial deletions that don't clearly qualify for speedy and which can't be easily fixed. However, if I do a speedy and no particular category obviously qualifies, I use html comments <!-- like this --> to explain the 2 or 3 criteria that come closest. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 01:55, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Hello! Which speedydelete in particular were you referring to?--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 02:06, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
All of them, except those in which the criteria is obvious. I saw you giving brownies to SoWhy (talk · contribs) over an A7 discussion and rather than butt in there I decided to post here. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 02:18, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
From what I've seen of my log, 90% of the articles that I have placed tags on have been speedied. 5% of the others were in the foreign-language gray area (some admins agree with my stance, others do not). The remaining 5% was operator error (i.e., my fault). Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 02:45, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

MILF[edit]

Dear Sallicio, thank you for helping me clean up the article on MILF. Please check out a new one on VPILF and feel free to edit. Bletchley (talk) 19:45, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Hello! I've heard of it, but I think that VPILF would not qualify on its own as an article. Perhaps a subsection in MILF with some qualifying citations. Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 19:47, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

HELP[edit]

hey i need help... i make interesting articles but wikipedia want to erase them... and sometimes... i upload pictures that are mine and wikipedia said is corrupt !! can you help me please ? FedeContreras (talk) 06:15, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Hello! First of all, let me say that we REALLY do appreciate your contributions! You just have to understand a few of our guidelines for articles to stay here:
  1. The article has to be noteworthy. Meaning it has to have reliable, third-party (not MySpace, YouTube, blogs, etc) references. An example of a good reference would be something from CNN.com, Telemundo.com, or a local newspaper such as the New York Times.
  2. The article must be well-written and avoid point-of-view wording.
  3. The article must be easy to follow and understand.

I'll make a deal with you. If you can find me good references, place them in the article and I will rewrite it for you. From there, you can use it as a model for other articles. However, I would suggest that you try simple copyediting and wikification before attempting creation of another new article. If you need anything else, feel free to ask! Gracias!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 06:27, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

I DON'T CARE ANYMORE[edit]

let's forgot the deal... and erase the Silvia Valladares de Rodas Article ... ok i really i'm not interest on it anymore. Is obvious wikipedia doesn't want that i post articles this is absurb. i really like this editing at wikipedia... now my problem is how i can upload pictures at wikipedia commons... and i'm block because i didn'tfollow the policy of images.... so can you helpe me in that... I AUTHORIZED THAT THE Silvia Valladares de Rodas Article CAN BE ERASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i didn't find any resources cause i know her... so i need help can you unblock me ? Fckbaby (talk) 17:58, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

OH... AND ALSOO...i'm FedeContrerasFckbaby (talk) 18:00, 29 December 2008 (UTC) fckbabyFckbaby (talk) 18:00, 29 December 2008 (UTC) and FedeContrerasFckbaby (talk) 18:00, 29 December 2008 (UTC) are the same users !!!!!!!!! so doesn't matter where you can answer me

RE[edit]

Hello! A few things:

  1. Which username is blocked?
  2. When uploading images that you, yourself have not created they must comply with Wikipedia's policy on uploading images. That is, unless the picture is in the public domain (meaning, free to use for any purpose unless prohibited by your local laws), you must make sure that the copyright holder allows his/her image to be used in the way that you are using it.


Also, you should familiarize yourself with Wikipedia's policy on multiple accounts. If Spanish is your first language, you may want to start off in the Spanish Wiki. I hope this helps you! If you need more help, please feel free to ask! Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 23:23, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

thanks for the barnstar! Happy editing! Thingg 04:05, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Why yes[edit]

It is preety strange! But I have been to very few countries! Although I hope to visit The others later on! Russian Luxembourger (talk) 13:29, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Wow! That's really amazing! You must not have a car! lol! I've been to Luxembourg, and if you walk too far in any given direction you'll wind up in another country!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 06:31, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

List of civil parishes in Greater London[edit]

The page had been sitting there for a while? A couple of hours at most. I had actually gone to eat having, I thought, put enough on to justify the page remaining until I got back! Can't help feeling you were being a little over zealous! The page was intended to form part of the subpages to List of civil parishes in England following a change in legislation allowing civil parishes to be formed in Greater London. There are none yet, as would be made clear once the page was completed, but they can be added as the situation changes over the ensuing months and years. It could be argued that the page should be left until a civil parish has been established. However, that leaves the list of counties in England incomplete (each other county has a page, the original national list having proven too long for a single page). Skinsmoke (talk) 01:12, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello! I apologize for the confusion. Perhaps next time you could place the {{construction}} template at the top of the page to avoid a misunderstanding. Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 01:16, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Radiolucency[edit]

Hi there, Sallicio! I am Basket of Puppies and brand new to editing Wikipedia. Thanks for your edits on the above article. I really like how you phrased things! Perhaps we can work together on this article? Thanks! Basket of Puppies (talk) 01:43, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Sure! No problemo! Just bring in information and images and I will make it look pretty! Just make sure that the images conform to Wikipedia's policy on copy-written material and images)! After that you can use that page as a format to create more on yer own (give a person a fish feed him for a day, teach him to fish and feed him a lifetime and all that jazz)!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 01:58, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

your sandbox[edit]

Hi, The way that you've copied a whole lot of tags into your sandbox means that it will crop up in lots of lists of pages - it might be helpful if you could "nowiki" it, or something? I've just removed the {{stub}} tag. PamD (talk) 10:40, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Sorry bout that!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 16:24, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Re: Holidays![edit]

Glad to be of help. I hope you have a fine holiday season as well. --Tom (talk - email) 21:49, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Greetings![edit]

Hi there, Sallicio! Thanks so much for the sandbox and notes! Yeah, the article was certainly a fansite. I tried to edit it as much as I can so thanks for also stepping it. I will play with this sandbox feature. Thank you! Basket of Puppies 21:37, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 21:47, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

MILF[edit]

Your assistance here is much appreciated. DGG (talk) 17:17, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

List of malls in Pennsylvania[edit]

Hey, I've compiled my own list of malls in the US and I'm going to help you with this list. However, I would definitely say that you should have put a little more effort into the list. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters • (Broken clamshellsOtter chirpsHELP) 20:38, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

I'm not really in to malls, so it doesn't matter to me if the article gets hammered. I was about to request a speedy on it after I found the but I got sidetracked. And by the way, as a general rule of thumb I try to put a little more effort in to most of what I do. Instead of simply tagging new articles, I clean them, wikify, and reference them as can be seen here, here, and here to name three of over 730 new articles patrolled. Cheers!--Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 22:24, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

An Anti-vandalism Barnstar[edit]

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I hereby award you this Anti-Vandalism Barnstar for being on top of the situation on reverting vandalism on the Chief Petty Officer article. Great work! Cuprum17 (talk) 03:52, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
Wow! Mah first one! ...guess I'll have to take the tumbleweeds off my userpage lol! Thanks!--It's me...Sallicio\color{Red} \oplus 04:00, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Talk:Michael A. Jackson (sheriff)[edit]

I would like to discuss this on the article's talk page as this is not the first time the information has been added and removed. KnightLago (talk) 20:54, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

I replied on the talk page, see here. KnightLago (talk) 21:25, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
I have replied to your comment on my talk page. See here. KnightLago (talk) 01:47, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi Salliciio[edit]

My lord, I thought that I was busy, you are an unbelievably accomplished and well-traveled individual. Thank you for taking the time to welcome me aboard; hopefully, at some point, I will be able to contribute a fraction of the quality content that you do. I suppose that we all have to start somewhere/sometime. Again, thank you.

Jumblia (talk) 01:40, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Wilkommen!, Jumblia! It takes a bit of time to understand the dynamics of the wiki-world, but it's a fun endeavor! Believe it or not, of the "regular" editors, I'm sort of just an above-average wikipedian. My highest monthly edit count is just under 900 edits. Some folks come in here and do 2 and 3 THOUSAND edits per month! But I think that they are mostly cheating by using bots to do some of their dirty work! A good way to understand the HTML is to work on your userpage. Just start with some basic stuff (e.g., self-intro, userboxes, etc) and then work on more complicated stuff. It's a good way to experiment without mucking up an actual article! If you need help, I'm usually on here at least once or twice a day, generally from about 1800- whenever (EST). Just ask or contact me via my email. Good luck and happy editing!--It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 02:35, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Prince George's County edits: That was a legitimate edit. Mentioning the majority race in the first paragraph of a county is out of place. Also, "wealthiest" majority black county is not only subjective, but useless information. But hey I guess I can't edit things because you will just be there to revert it back. Unlike you, I don't have all day to undo edits on wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.187.35.127 (talk) 03:40, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Sir Peter Leng[edit]

Footnotes have always been a weakness of mine. Good looking out and keep up quick work V. Joe (talk) 03:36, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Hello! To which article were you referring? Sorry, I patrol through so many, I can't really keep track!--It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 06:28, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
Ah... guess I should've done a little research. I just looked up "Sir Peter Leng" instead of Peter Leng.--It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 06:34, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

re:Hickory Flat Elementary[edit]

Hi, I have replied on my talk page. TerriersFan (talk) 17:22, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Tag removal from Michelle G. Craske?[edit]

You recently removed the {{Article issues}} tag I put on Michelle G. Craske and your comment just said "rm tags". Can you tell me why you did it? For instance:

  • {{refimprove}} says that the article needs "additional references or sources for verification"—currently, there are only two references, neither of which are third-party reliable sources.
  • {{orphan}} says that article "is an orphan, as very few or no other articles link to it." The WikiProject Orphanage Criteria say that the magic number is three. There are currently two articles that link to Michelle G. Craske.
  • {{wikify}} says the article "may need to be wikified to meet Wikipedia's quality standards." As an example, I think that many (most?) of her research and current studies areas could be linked.
  • and so on...

In short: I put some thought into which issue tags I added, I think deleting them without discussion was inappropriate, and I'm adding them back in again. If there's a reason you still think that they're all incorrect, please let me know. Dori (TalkContribs) 02:34, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Hello! Sorry about that, I was going through my watchlist and "unwatching" a lot of the articles that were clogging it up. I thought that article was one that I patrolled through in the newpages and that I placed the tags on it. I glanced through the article and it looked like it met (through a hyper-fast cursory glance) all the tags' criteria. You can place them back if you like (although I don't think the article is as bad as all the tags claim) but whatever! :) Cheers!--It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 02:42, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Zeni Geba[edit]

Zeni Geba was not translated in Japanese, then there are no English book.ピノキオ (talk) 02:25, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Hello! It still needs verifiable English references. Those references are indecipherable to English-speakers. They could be talking about the Tokyo McDonald's and nobody would know.--It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 02:33, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Copyvio Librarian[edit]

Thanks for the heads up. --Stephen 02:57, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Re: Remember me?[edit]

Hey Sallicio and yes, I do remember you. ;) (I never forget.... <thunderous evil laughter />) As to your request, unfortunately, I'm pretty busy with college at the moment (final ftw..), but I will probably have more time after my last final on May 19. If you don't mind waiting until then, I will be glad to help you out. Regards. Thingg 14:12, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

That's cool... I know how that is!--It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 14:40, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Your Question at my RfA[edit]

First, thank you for taking the time to participate in my RfA. I apologize for not answering you question as I had already indicated to Nick that I am withdrawing my RfA, so I did not visit the RfA page and so missed your post altogether. I am glad you asked this question and yes I do make massive contribution in a single edit, not all the time but most of the time. See these three examples from my history of last couple of months on these missile pages here, here and here. That is only some recent samples that I could remember, but I am sure many example like the above can be found in my history of over 2 years. That is one of the biggest reasons why my edit count is low. I could have easily made the above mentioned three edits into 10 edits each and that would have resulted in 30 edits on in my history then just 3. But this is the way I work/contribute so I will stick to it.

Also, a lot of people criticized me for having a low edit count my for 2 years at my RfA, but none wondered or thought of asking me perhaps I made considerable contribution in a single edit. So, thank you for asking and you do stand out on fairness count.

I withdrew as I got the feeling my help was not wanted here at wikepedia. It is like you go to your local church and volentere to help out, but instead of thanks, you get bombarded with questions regarding your real intentions/motivations for offering free help. You will probably decide that hey! I offered my free time to help you out and if you do not need my help then I can think of many ways to spend my free time. {Raza0007 | Talk} 13:11, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Hello! Yes, an RfA is definitely like having people throw rocks at you and in response you are expected to say, "Thank you for pelting rocks at my head!" A lot of folks forget that being an administrator is not a big deal. But I would suggest that you run again. WP would most definitely benefit. Keep doing what you're doing, just split up the edits. A good way to be productive (and rack up edits) is to spend time in the New Pages. I would also suggest downloading Friendly if you haven't already. You'll need to use Mozilla Firefox as your web browser (it's much better than Internet Exploder, anyway. If you need anything, feel free to contact me anytime! Cheers!--It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 19:03, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Construction banner[edit]

Many thanks for adding a construction banner to List of Gap stores in the UK. I was just about to go hunting for the tag to do so, so cheers for saving me the hassle! Samluke777 (talk) 01:01, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

No problemo! I saw that you had written the same thing that the {{construction}} template said so I added it! Happy editing!--It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 01:02, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Location change (and reservations made) for DC meetup[edit]

We originally considered TGI Friday's in Foggy Bottom as the meetup location, however I stopped by TGI Friday's this evening to make reservations. I was less than impressed. They apparently don't take reservations, except perhaps if you call 24 hours ahead of time. The staff was not so helpful, and the menu has hardly anything vegetarian which is an issue for some people.

So, I checked out the Bertucci's pizza/Italian place across the street (21st & I St NW). Their staff couldn't have been more helpful, think it will be fairly quiet so we will be able to hear each other, and is a very suitable place for us. So, reservations are made for Bertucci's at 5pm on Saturday. I hope you can make it to the meetup. --Aude (talk) 02:52, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Deletion of Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009[edit]

Hello,

I am giving you this as a courtesy copy because you were among those who supported the deletion of this article. It is the text I sent to the Admin who deleted the article.

Cheers

Hello,

I was very interested in the fact that this article was deleted, well astounded might be the correct word. I read with interest the deletion log and I understand that the article has very little chance of passing. However I must assert that this does not mean that it is below the threshold of notability. I did a little research to see exactly how notable this bill is.

I went to http://stats.grok.se/ to look up how often this article was viewed:

  • Jan 2009 - 577 views
  • Feb 2009 - 4487 views
  • Mar 2009 - 3016 views
  • Apr 2009 - 2321 views
  • May 2009 - 6826 views
  • total - 17227 views

Even after it was deleted, in June, the deletion page was viewed 92 times.

To be fair, however, I ran view statistics for 10 random articles to see if the Blair Holt article received more views. Of the 10 I looked up, only two got more hits. This is hardly enough for a true statistical comparison, but it would indicate that the article was getting more hits than the majority of Wikipedia articles. This seems to indicate notability.

Next I went to Google to see how many Web hits I would get if I looked it up. For Blair Holt bill, I get 1,120,000 hits. I went to Google News and discovered there have been thousands of news stories on the bill as well.

As a final note, I was at the Utah State Republican convention where it was brought up and discussed by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, which indicates that despite the fact that there is only one sponsor, the bill is receiving considerable buzz in congress.

The bill is notable for another reason. It delegates powers reserved for the congress in the Constitution (the right to make laws) to one person, namely the Attorney General.

Given all this, I can only conclude that the article, and the bill are indeed notable enough to merit inclusion in Wikipedia.

Thanks for your consideration,

J appleseed2 (talk) 16:33, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

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Pasadena Police Department (Texas)[edit]

I changed Pasadena Police Department (Texas) into a redirect to Pasadena, Texas. See Talk:Pasadena Police Department (Texas) for details. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 19:17, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up, but why wouldn't you transfer the information as well (i.e., make another subsection, as the department is notable pursuant WP:N). Cheers, --It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 06:00, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
I was kind of in a hurry. A direct, wholesale transfer is probably not what we want. Rather, a distillation of non-mundane information that take up the appropriate amount of space in the larger article is in order. Those more familiar with the article Pasadena, Texas and the now-redirected police dept. article than I are in a much better position to do this right than me. Well, I hope they are anyways. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 02:18, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Fernando Zobel (disambiguation)[edit]

Hello, just to let you know that this has been nominated for speedy deletion, per {db-disambig}. Thanks, Boleyn3 (talk) 14:42, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up!--It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 08:50, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

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Service awards proposal[edit]

Master Editor Hello, Sallicio! I noticed you display a service award, and would like to invite you to join the discussion over a proposed revamping of the awards.

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Proposed deletion of Cumberland Police Department (Maryland)[edit]

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Articles for deletion nomination of Cumberland Police Department (Maryland)[edit]

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otheruses4 -> about[edit]

Please do not use {{otheruses4}}. It redirects to {{about}}.174.3.123.220 (talk) 16:15, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Ok...--It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 01:17, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Welcomes[edit]

Hi Sallicio. Thanks for your hard work welcoming new users. However: please don't welcome users who haven't made an edit yet. It interferes with some forms of vandalism patrol, it's a waste of time and bandwidth as 99% of new accounts never edit anyway, and it has been held against people in past adminship discussions because it looks like edit count inflation. Cheers. REDVƎRS 07:28, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Okay, but maybe more new users would be more pro-active if someone sent them some cookies when they were wiki-infants! The welcome messages are only a bi-product of my search for ppl vandalizing articles.--It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 07:33, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Your revert[edit]

You just now reverted an edit I made on talk:321 I removed a statement that was false made durring a vandalism spree (see the editors block log[1])--174.45.157.36 (talk) 21:21, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Hello! It appears that the IP address asked a question to the bot owner. Maybe I am missing something, but I don't see the false comment.--It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 21:24, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
The False statement was that prior to 321 AD christians had a sunday sabbath--174.45.157.36 (talk) 21:26, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
Oh.. well, if it were on an article page and was unreferenced, then you would delete the sentence with the edit summary "rm unreferenced text" or something of the like. Being that it was on a talk page, and appeared to be in the form of a question to the bot owner (or someone... I'm not sure the IP address knows to whom s/he is talking), it should be left as it was. Cheers!--It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 21:30, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
I do not see what bot owner he could be talking to as it was the first edit of the page. but ok.--174.45.157.36 (talk) 21:33, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
It was on the talk page, which would insinuate that the person wanted to speak with the correlated user. Maybe I'm wrong, I dunno. If you want to delete the comment, I doubt anyone but the other IP address would mind. --It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 21:40, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:NYC subway.JPG[edit]

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Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 11[edit]

Hey, just in case you missed it, there is an oppurtunity to get a free dinner this Tuesday August 11 and a chance to meet and hang out talk about Wikipedia:WikiProject United States Public Policy and WP:GLAM/SI. Sorry that this is so late in the game, I was hoping the e-mail would be a better form of contact for active members (if you want to get on the e-mail list send me an User e-mail ). Hope that you can attend, User:Sadads (talk)12:39, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

DC Meetup #12[edit]

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Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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

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WikiXDC: Wikipedia 10th Birthday![edit]

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You are invited to WikiXDC, a special meetup event and celebration on Saturday, January 22 hosted by the National Archives and Records Administration in downtown Washington, D.C.

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

  1. At WikiXDC in January, User:Harej proposed that DC submit a bid to host Wikimania 2012. A bid and organizing committee is being formed and seeks additional volunteers to help. Please look at our bid page and sign up if you want to help out. You can also signup for the bid team's email list.
  2. To support the Wikimania bid, more events like WikiXDC, and outreach activities like collaborations with the Smithsonian (ongoing) and National Archives, there also has been discussion of forming Wikimedia DC, as an official Wikimedia chapter. You can express interest and contribute to chapter discussions on the Wikimedia DC Meta-Wiki pages.
  3. To discuss all this and meet up with special guest, Dutch Wikipedian User:Kim Bruning, there will be a meetup, Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 16 this Tuesday at 7pm, at Capitol City Brewery, Metro Center. There will be a pre-meetup Wikimania team meeting at 6pm at the same location.

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DC Meetup: May 7 @ Tenleytown Library[edit]

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

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Smithsonian Archives of American Art Backstage Pass[edit]

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The Smithsonian is hosting its first Backstage Pass at the Archives of American Art in, Washington, D.C., on Friday, July 29. 10 Wikimedians will experience the behind the scenes aspects of archiving the world's largest collection of documents and photographs related to American art. After a complimentary lunch, an edit-a-thon will take place and prizes will be awarded. Followed by an evening happy hour. We hope you'll participate! SarahStierch (talk) 16:55, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

GLAM-Wiki Baltimore meetup[edit]

The WikiProject National Archives Newsletter[edit]

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DC Meetup, July 29[edit]

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

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Suggestion for WikiProject United States to support WikiProject Maryland[edit]

It was recently suggested that WikiProject Maryland might be inactive or semiactive and it might be beneficial to include it in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States. I have started a discussion on the projects talk page soliciting the opinions of the members of the project if this project would be interested in being supported by WikiProject United States. Please feel free to comment on your opinions about this suggestion. --Kumioko (talk) 03:01, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

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

DC Meetup 23 & Annual Membership Meeting

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

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Agenda items include:

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

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

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

You may join the chapter at the meeting or online.


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

National Archives Backstage Pass - Who should come? You should. Really.
US-NARA-Seal.svg You are invited to the National Archives in College Park for a special backstage pass and scanathon meetup with Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, on Saturday, October 8. Go behind the scenes and into the stacks at the National Archives, help digitize documents, and edit together! Free catered lunch provided! Dominic·t 16:30, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrol survey[edit]

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

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

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

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

RSVP + more details!


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

Fine Art Edit-a-Thon & Meetup - Who should come? You should. Really.
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FINE ART EDIT-A-THON & DC MEETUP 26 is December 17! The Edit-a-Thon will cover fine art subjects from the Federal Art Project and the meet up will involve Wikipedians from the area as well as Wiki-loving GLAM professionals. You don't have to attend both to attend one (but we hope you do!) Click the link above and sign up & spread the word! See you there! SarahStierch (talk) 17:53, 26 November 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 01:35, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

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

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

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

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


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

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

Sarah (talk) 00:04, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner[edit]

Wikimedia DC.svg Please join us for a Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner on Saturday, May 5. This will be a great opportunity to meet other Wikimedians from the DC area, discuss upcoming Wikimedia DC activities and events, and have fun over dinner and drinks. All ages are welcome! Kirill [talk] 04:09, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

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

S. Dillon Ripley & Uncle Beazley.jpg Please join us for the second Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-thon! This event will focus on Smithsonian history including the history of the Institution's museums, archives, research centers and the people behind them. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the Archives, work within them & with staff, and learn more about the world's largest museum complex. We hope you'll join us on Friday, May 25. Please sign up here! Sarah (talk) 21:50, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Cutter Legare.jpg[edit]

A tag has been placed on File:Cutter Legare.jpg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F2 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is an image page for a missing or corrupt image or an empty image description page for a Commons-hosted image.

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion" in the speedy deletion tag. Doing so will take you to the talk page where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 10:49, 14 May 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] 18:06, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

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

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries[edit]

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

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

Kirill [talk] 18:48, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

DC Meetup #33[edit]

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

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

Kirill [talk] 14:05, 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] 04:30, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Brasil: Nunca Mais and Chouan family[edit]

Thanks for tagging this article for notability back in 2008. It's still tagged; you may want to take it to the Notability noticeboard or AfD to get it resolved. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 13:24, 30 January 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) 02:15, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

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

Hi Sallicio, 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) 19:26, 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] 13:50, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

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

In honor of Women's History Month, the Smithsonian and the National Museum of Women in the Arts are teaming up to organize a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 10:00am - 5:00pm. The event is focused on encouraging women editors while improving Wikipedia entries about women artists and art world figures. This event is free of charge, but participation is limited to 20 volunteers, so RSVP today! Sarasays (talk) 23:05, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

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

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

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 36. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 18:55, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Barnstar of Good Humor![edit]

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I damn near had a heart attack when I saw the "You do not have new messages" at the top of your user page. I had a good laugh about it afterwards; it's very clever! So, here's a barnstar! Cheers! Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 17:04, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! I thought it was pretty funny when I first saw it, too! Cheers! --It's me...Sallicio!\color{Red} \oplus 11:51, 16 June 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] 20:00, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

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

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

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 23:00, 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] 18:15, 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) 00:40, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
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Hi Sallicio! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Multilingual editing encouraged!!! But being multilingual is not a necessity to make this project a success. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! EdwardsBot (talk) 14:25, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to a Wicnic in Gainesville on Saturday, June 22nd[edit]

Greetings!

Seeing that you're a member of WikiProject Florida, on the off chance you're in our neck of the woods, I'm inviting you to the North Central Florida 2013 Great American Wiknic that will be on Saturday June 22, 2013, commencing at 1:00 pm, ten blocks north of UF campus in Gainesville.

If you're able and inclined to come, please RSVP at at this URL.

Type to you later, Vincent J. Lipsio (talk) 13:05, 2 June 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] 11:45, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Have time on Saturday?[edit]

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

I hope to see you there!

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Harej (talk) 04:35, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

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

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

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 20:07, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

Harej (talk) 15:59, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

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

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

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 00:41, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

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

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

Capacity is limited, so please sign up today!

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Message delivered by Dominic·t 03:10, 12 July 2013 (UTC).
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DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, August 24![edit]

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

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 04:21, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 11:57, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

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

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

For more information and to sign up, please visit the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:15, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 15:14, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 06:11, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

If you're interested in attending, please sign up at the event page. We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 02:28, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Meetups coming up in DC![edit]

Hey!

You are invited to two upcoming events in DC:

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

I hope to see you there!

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

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

Coming up in February![edit]

Hello there!

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

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

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

Thank you, and hope to see you at our upcoming events! Harej (talk) 18:42, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

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

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

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

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

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

An exciting month of wiki events![edit]

Hello there,

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best,
James Hare

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

Hello there!

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

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

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


Best,

James Hare

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Meet up with us[edit]

Happy May!

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

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

Come one, come all!

Best,

James Hare

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Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]

Greetings!

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

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

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

Best,

James Hare

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Harpers Ferry gun smith.JPG[edit]

A tag has been placed on File:Harpers Ferry gun smith.JPG requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F2 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is an image page for a missing or corrupt image or an empty image description page for a Commons-hosted image.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 00:34, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

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

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

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

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

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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

Company F, 3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, in Fort Stevens, Washington DC (ca. 1861).jpg

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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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) 02:26, 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)

Nomination of Ocean City Police Department (Maryland) for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Ocean City Police Department (Maryland) 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/Ocean City Police Department (Maryland) 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. John from Idegon (talk) 06:56, 24 September 2014 (UTC)