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Thanks for the invite/article integrity[edit]

Hey thanks for the invite to WikiProject Military history! Most definitely interested in helping out where and when I can. I saw how badly the USS Simpson article was mangled, and decided to be bold. Looks like the person making the edits is unwilling or unable to play well with others.

Anyway, let me know if I can be of service in a particular area... I'm not the most experienced Wikipedian, but I will try!

BTW I'm a huge MSTie as well...

Supersquid 15:07, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Put the article back to where I had it. Spent days working on it, only to it destroyed. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 72.204.215.147 (talkcontribs) 23:58, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Helpme[edit]

Hi, how can we help you? You can ask your question here and place to the {{helpme}} template at the end so we know to check back.--Commander Keane 21:51, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

I'm having trouble figuring out a infobox I'm trying to make for one of my articles. I want to include an overall title (bold) on top of the subcategories (also bold), but my title keeps sticking to the left side and creating two extra empty boxes on its right that I don't want. Plus, why is it attaching to the end of the article when I want it within a particular category?
Also, how do I keep border=4 while also making the title and/or subtitles grey? I tried looking for the answers in help, but it's a tad overwhelming. Thanks much for your help. ScreaminEagle 21:57, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
Mmm, it would really help if you can give us the example you are working on. In an infobox, heading (eg = = ='s) are not used. Instead you just make the text bold and larger, as done in Template:Infobox Film.--Commander Keane 22:03, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
Then maybe it's not an infobox if that's what it has to look like. I'm working with the something-box pictured at the bottom here.
Commanding Officers of the JFHQ-NCR
Commander Deputy Commander Dates
Maj. Gen. Guy C. Swan III Rear Adm. Terence E. McKnight 2005 - Present
Maj. Gen. Galen B. Jackman Rear Adm. Jan Cody Gaudio 2004 - 2005
I want it in the middle of the article under "Organization (of the Agency)," not at the end of the article (where it's migrated for some reason) because it will appear somewhat random. Also, I'm trying to specify the box as "Commanding Officers of the JFHQ-NCR" since I will be going into detail about different aspects of the organization of the agency in relation to other agencies, etc., as well. Also, can I make the title and subtitles grey or should I just leave them be? ScreaminEagle 22:20, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Ok, that's just a table (Help:Table). It has been migrating to the bottom of the page because it needs to have |} at the end. I have added that on your example above. Also, which article is this for? When I know the article I will take another look. I'm still a little unclear on what the grey heading questions was about.--Commander Keane 22:35, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

I have edited the above example above, to simplify it a bit. There are lots of different ways to do tables, so use whatever way you like.--Commander Keane 22:43, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
A-ha, that makes more sense. The article in question is Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region. It's still in its infancy obviously, and I'm trying to finish one section at a time.
As for grey heading, I wanted the boxes that say "Commander," "Deputy Commander," and "Dates" to be a different color (preferrably grey) than the entries below them (or is that overkill with the bold, too?).
(new edit) Also, I like that everything was centered before--looks a little odd to me now, or at least the dates do. Thanks for the new example, though. ScreaminEagle 22:49, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
Ok I've made some changes. You can choose any color from List of colors, and adjust the table in lots of different ways.--Commander Keane 23:02, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

This is what I'll stick with I think. Thank you for all your assistance! ScreaminEagle 23:30, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Commanding Officers of the JFHQ-NCR
Commander Deputy Commander Dates
Maj. Gen. Guy C. Swan III, USA Rear Adm. Terence E. McKnight, USN 2005 - Present
Maj. Gen. Galen B. Jackman, USA Rear Adm. Jan Cody Gaudio, USN 2004 - 2005

Categories' sorting[edit]

Hi there, You've been changing the category sorting of several articles, but you don't consider that some people have 2 last names. For instance, Sergio Galván Rey and Guillermo Barros Schelotto were correctly sorted as Galvan Rey, Sergio and Barros Schelotto, Guillermo, but you changed that sorting to their second last name (Rey and Schelotto). Since they make use of both last names, and the first one is the father's lastname (that's the costum in Spanish speaking countries), everyone would go to search them at the letter of their first last name. I'm reverting your changes in this two articles, and any other in my whatchlist. Good wiking, Mariano(t/c) 10:59, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Army Combat Uniform[edit]

I don't know what happened-- the change I made certainly doesn't match my edit summary. I have put it back the way it was. Sorry about that! -- Mwanner | Talk 22:17, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

You wrote: "That's strange that it would do that." I've seen other weird stuff happen once in a while, but it's also completely possible that I screwed up somehow. I had spent a lot of time reverting vandalism and spam using multiple sessions, and it can get you crazy when it comes in too fast. Either way, alls well that ends... -- Mwanner | Talk 02:27, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

OK, I figured it out-- it was me. I was reverting spam by User:24.185.9.190, checking all his edits, and I hit an edit he'd made to Army Combat Uniform where he added a wikilink to Galaxy Army Navy Store, which I knew had been deleted. What I should have done at that point is go to the current version of the article and edit out the Galaxy link. Instead, I just called up the edit before his and reverted to it, thus blowing away all later edits, including yours-- case closed, my bad. So, sorry, I guess I need to be more careful. Anyway, at least it makes sense. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Cheers! -- Mwanner | Talk 02:38, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Re: JFHQ-NCR[edit]

It's got a "History" section in the article, doesn't it? ;-)

More generally, we tend to wind up dealing with anything that's even vaguely military-related, since there's really nobody else working in this area. Kirill Lokshin 20:31, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

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Pershing Rifles edits[edit]

Per the Pershing Rifles page, I am wondering why you delinked the years. I was under the impression that we were to link years just as we link to other articles. This, because the year in which something happened, put in the context of other events that happened the same year or date in history, gives the reader a better idea of what was going on in the world at the same time of the event in question.

Also, you changed "the Ohio State group" to "the Ohio group." The group spoken of is not just from the State of Ohio, but rather Ohio State University (mentioned at the beginning of the paragraph). To avoid confusion, I'm going to change that back with clarification added. Thanks. ScreaminEagle 20:13, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

I delinked standalone years as (as best I can tell) there's been a quasi-consensus that years only should be linked if there's a day and month to go along with it. For a MUCH more in-depth discussion of that particular debate, wander over to Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (dates and numbers).
As for the Ohio edit, I just made an arbitary decision as to which way to go with that. Therefore, I assure you that my feelings aren't horribly hurt if you've changed and clarified it. :-) – Swid (talk | edits) 20:35, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Galen B. Jackman[edit]

The infobox should be for the more prominent/notable awards - you don't need to relist everything in the article. As far as the list of awards, there is really no set policy. Common sense should prevail. My personal opinion is that marksmanship badges should be left off (everyone in the army and marines has one), as well as AAMs and ARCOMS. MSMs are debatable - it's still a fairly low level awards, at least in terms of what most notable military people will have. I think all valor awards are worthy of inclusion. Unit citations I think are pointless for listing for individuals, but for ships and units are fine. And badges in general are all fairly important enough to list (except for Air Force occupation badges - like marksmanship badges in the army, in the air force pretty much everyone has one, if I'm not mistaken). Once again, though, this is my own opinion, and what guides me when listing awards. Others on the military history task force might feel differently.--Nobunaga24 02:04, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

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Re: Atomic bombings of Japan[edit]

No problem. We've been trying various wordings for the importance levels over the past few days, so I wasn't sure if this was some difference of interpretation that was cropping up ;-) Kirill Lokshin 23:15, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Re:Copyediting[edit]

Stopping at once. Please copyedit :) Thanks! -- Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 20:29, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Wow, thanks for the great copyedit!!! :)
Some more people will certainly review it, but I guess the article is moving in the right direction.
Btw, if you could support it at the FAC, it would be great too... :)
Thanks again, -- Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 22:01, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
You're absolutely right, it's that. Thanks again! -- Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 22:07, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Re: Vandalproof edits[edit]

Hi ScreamingEagle, I always try to assume good faith. The majority of the time, when I see a redlink on a date page, I revert it using Vandalproof if and only if it appears to be nonsense (i.e. 1989 - Ashley, the queen of the world and that type of stuff). These are the only cases when I leave any sort of warning (t1, unless they have recently vandalized or repeatedly vandalized that page or another Wikicalendar page) on the user's talk page. If the user keeps adding the same entry, I clarify on their talk page that all entries must have Wikipages, and that to have a Wikipage a person must be notable by Wikipedia's definition, etc. If the edit is a no-link, I search for that name or simple variations it, and I revert it, usually manually, if I cannot find it. If the edit is a redlink but does not seem like a vanity/silly edit, I manually remove it and may note on the user's talk page (if it was the most recent edit to the page) that he or she might want to create a page for that person if the person meets notability requirements and then add the person's name to the page. Over the last few months, I have reverted hundreds, if not thousands, of additions to date pages, as I am actively involved in the Wikicalendar project, so it's inevitable that sometimes I mess up. I will look at the edit you noted and see if further action on my part needs to be taken. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Fabricationary 21:20, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Allow me[edit]

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For helping me with the copyedit of Aleksandr Vasilevsky, this RAK Star for you! :) Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 23:31, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

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Re: Commas[edit]

Ah, don't worry about it; I'm not the least bit offended. You're probably right as far as the placement is concerned. (The reason I wasn't sure is because words-as-words can also be italicized, in which case there wouldn't be any quote marks to deal with; I was wondering if there might be some exception to the general rule related to that.) In any case, I've usually found that it's easier to simply reword the offending text rather than worrying about these things. ;-) Kirill Lokshin 05:37, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Userboxes[edit]

Do you mean to move the code directly onto your user page? All you have to do is write "subst" at the beginning of the userboxes you want to save. So, for instance, for {{User USA}}, go in and write {{subst:User USA}}. When you save the page, it will put the code directly onto your user page. If you have a lot of userboxes, the easiest way to do it is to copy the contents of your user page into a textpad, do a search for "{{" and replace it with "{{subst:". Hope that helps, JDoorjam Talk 22:07, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

The USS Simpson - the greatest, most important warship ever[edit]

I see you are taking on David Jason Silver, amateur wrestler extrordinaire, super-duper Balkan War veteran (who never left his ship while monitoring a peace treaty, so how he is a veteran of a land war I have no idea). Be prepared for tons of frustration - he is absolutely oblivious to any suggestion you make to him. He is living in a fantasy world where his naval service (2 years apparently) was the most important thing that ever happened in the history of the United States Navy. He has made a mess of articles by not ever using the preview button - he literally (I counted) had over 100 edits in a row on the USS Simpson article. Every time he changes the location of a comma, he hits "save page." He has made a mess of every article he has touched. For a good laugh, visit his "blog" [1]. I honestly (and this is not a personal attack) think he has mental issues.--Nobunaga24 23:53, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

He got himself banned yesterday after vandalizing my user page about 3 times. But Only for 24 hours (ToT)--Nobunaga24 22:54, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

POV tag[edit]

I'd appreciate your thoughts here. --uriah923(talk) 22:39, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

I'm seeking copyedit help once again...[edit]

Hi,

Sorry to abuse your kindness, but can you please take a few minutes to copyedit the Battle of Moscow article??? According to Kirill's review, there are grammar problems but no significant style problems, so it can't be as bad as the previous nom... :) Since you helped me with Aleksandr Vasilevsky, I thought I could beg for some more help :P

Thanks in advance,

Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 18:56, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Hi again, and thanks for your copyedit!!! And really there is no problems with inline comments. Indeed, those were very helpful to me :) -- Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 09:36, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

You have to many question in the battle of moscow[edit]

Read Eastern Front (World War II) and it will answer some of your questions. The axis that attacked the Soviets were the germans the italians the hungarians, the romanians and many volunteers from several european countries in different waffen ss divisions. Ironplay 03:48, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Re: Commander Lists[edit]

Hmm, not sure what the best thing would be. For major positions, using succession boxes directly on the articles might be worthwhile. There's nothing wrong with long lists, though, provided the topic warrants them; see, for example, List of Doges of Venice. Kirill Lokshin 17:50, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Doing both might work. The only drawback would be that if it turned out the list wasn't useful after the fact, you'll have wasted the time it took to create it, so whether you want to do that is a choice you're in a better position to make. Kirill Lokshin 18:05, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

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101rst?[edit]

Just curious as an old nam vet, whether or not your handle means you served with the 101rst. My son is with them now in Bagdad. Take care, old windy bear 22:49, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

salutes and acts of aggression and other happy things...[edit]

I think you said it best - "What the...?" Not sure what that means. As they say here, zen zen wakarimasen...--Nobunaga24 01:46, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

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Re: Vasilevsky image[edit]

You're right, I messed the description up. I changed it to a left-to-right order. Thanks for pointing it out! :) -- Grafikm (AutoGRAF) 20:14, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

Smith pic[edit]

No problems here. I can see the pic.--Nobunaga24 23:22, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

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Star on the ribbon[edit]

Thanks for the note. It did look like a star; with your note, that makes 4 out of 4 who see it as a star. I feel comfortable that there is a second award; it would be nice to be able to find out when and for what actions he received the second Silver Star. — ERcheck (talk) 23:56, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Re: Single Words in Quotes[edit]

Ah, thanks for finding that! :-) Kirill Lokshin 16:17, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Re:Sandbox edits[edit]

Don't worry about it. I do not mind people intruding in my sandbox to fix dead links and correct my gawd-awful spelling grammar. The disclamer at the top is more to warn people that I do not want them conducting any large scale edits that would otherwise compromise the material on the page. TomStar81 (Talk) 22:57, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

199 LIB[edit]

The reference was to the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). Today the battalion would be referred to as "2-3 Infantry Battalion", but during the CARS era it was referred to as the "2nd of the 3rd Inf" or just plain "two-three". It's only a presumption, but the Army possibly wanted a campaign streamer for the regiment for that conflict--as you can tell, there was no rhyme, reason, or tradition in assigning manuever battalions to the separate brigades constituted for Vietnam. I know it's popular nowadays to call an infantry division "the 3rd Infantry" but the word "infantry" has always referred to regiment and never division. (I'm old-fashioned in that regard, I guess, because to me an infantry division does not need that adjective--it's the "3rd Division"). Anyway, it was the regiment. Thanx for asking. --Buckboard 07:11, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

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military brat[edit]

Thanks Screaming for your assistance with this article. Grammar and spelling are my weaknesses... so I really appreciate your proofreading the article.Balloonman 20:46, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for all of the work and help on the Military Brat article. Balloonman 06:00, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: Schloesser[edit]

Go to the Fort Campbell webpage, click on the Division tab towards the top, then look around on the left side of the screen for the "Commanding General" link. Click on that and the website will first take you the Thomas R. Turner II page, but then suddenly redirects to a new one with Schloesser's biography and such, stating him as CG. The URL is still listed for Turner, but it's Schloesser. Besides, I know the Schloessers.--SOCL 02:35, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

I am in total agreement with keeping the picture and Ryan, General Schloesser, and Colonel Schloesser in the article--indeed, it serves its importance in historical terms. I also agree with making an infobox with General Schloesser's picture for his biographical article. Sadly, I'm not very good at Wikipedia editing and such...well, at least, I normally take guesses at what I'm doing based on other articles until I get it to look right, or someone else comes along and fixes it. And thanks for the Change of Command newspaper article! I had been looking for it, but couldn't find it anywhere!--SOCL 19:46, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
No worries about the rant. The same thing with the picture happened to me, but I managed to crop the picture out and fix it up so that now it's good--check the article: I added the infobox with picture. Let me know what you think. I also updated the 101st article. Do you think it would be pertinent to place the Change of Command photo in the 101st article? Perhaps in the subsection of the commanders, just as one example of the numerous changes of command at Fort Campbell. In any event, I couldn't tell you about most of his combat and other experiences, mostly due to the nature of the matters. That's not to say I don't know, but I'm really not at liberty to talk about much of it since...well, it's the nature of working with the SOAR...--SOCL 20:11, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
I went ahead and added the 2006 Change of Command image from The Leaf Chronicle to the 101st article. Thanks for the help!--SOCL 21:37, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Commas and periods[edit]

I thought that in Commonwealth English the periods go outside of the quotation marks? Not relevant to this particular article (Military Brat), which should be and is written in American English, but it may not be a hard and fast rule for other than American English--and it can be problematic when editors partially correct an article that has been written in one dialect. This article does need some good copyedit work, though. KP Botany 21:38, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

If it is part Commonwealth/part American English, please take the time to make certain the article conforms entirely to American English--I'd like this article to be really good. I did not notice that, but am also doing a major comment/edit on the Sei Whale article which is written in Commonwealth English. KP Botany 21:44, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
Oh, I thought you were saying it was a mix of both with this comment, "and given that this article had a mixture of both," on my talk page. I was horrified that I didn't catch that. Yeah, yeah, the major author missed quite a few grammatical niceties, but put together a much better article, in spite of that, than a lot of the FAC I've read lately. Any day give me someone who put the effort into the content, readability, and logical flow, and missed some grammar points that others can clean up. KP Botany 21:58, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
Can't help but comment here... this kind of made my day ;-) And since my mastery over the English gramer an spellin isn't that great (despite being my native tongue) I appreciate the effort that BOTH of you are putting into this article to get it over that final hump.Balloonman 22:06, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Colorado[edit]

Screamin, do you live in CO right now? If so, what part? I'm in Denver in the Park Hill neighborhood (I-70 and CO.)Balloonman 22:37, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Linguistic Reclamation[edit]

So Screamin, what did you think of the new section on research and the acceptance of the term brat?Balloonman 23:48, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Loved it. Loved, loved it. Great job. Again, didn't think there'd be enough to make a whole section out of that, but you did it, and good job! It explains a lot and it was very much needed I think.
Hey, have you ever seen the Denver City and County Building lit up at Christmas? If not, go see it. And then take a picture of it for me. ;) --ScreaminEagle 00:58, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
I'll try to remember next week... I work in LoDo...Balloonman 01:04, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Military brat (U.S. subculture)[edit]

Hey There Screamin, I just finished my major revisions on the article... significantly more coverage of the Post-Cold War Brat... and I think a little better organized. I was hoping that you could take a look at it and let me know what you think? I know the intro needs to be expanded, but that was going to be my last thing...Balloonman 08:57, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

I found a couple of things that you can adjust on your next edit (since you edit it frequently enough).
  • "because truly random samples on adult brats is impossible." Perhaps explain why the logistics of a truly random sample are difficult to achieve?
  • "Non-military personnel may find the term “brat” insulting, and not may understand...." Switch "not" and "may"
    • This is a comment that I don't follow, the others make sense... but I don't see what you are recommending here.

Balloonman 16:03, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

      • I meant it should read "Non-military personnel may find the term “brat” insulting, and may not understand...."
        • It's times like these where I wish I could say I was dyslexic... I read that section numerous times in the article itself... I read it here as you wrote it... and I couldn't see what was wrong with it. I continually read it as "may not" despite it actually saying "not may." WowBalloonman 21:21, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
  • "Military culture has its own norms and expectations, which are so different that military brats can find civilians very different and often incomprehensible." It seems like that's one too many "differents" in a sentence, and also kinda redundant, actually. First it says they're so different (different from whom? Civilians) and then it again says the brats find civilians different. You see what I'm getting at.
  • "Yet, the one constant where they find comfort is the order and regiment of military life." I think it should be "the one constant in which they find...." Military life is a thing, not a location. Also, the statement suggests they find comfort in nothing else. Is this true?
  • "Even though the faces and geography have changed, the "base" remained recognizable because the rituals are consistent." Everything in the sentences leading up to that have been in present tense, then it switches to past tense there. I would say, "Even though the faces and geography change, the "base" remains recognizable, etc."
  • Either define "Retreat" (as part of lowering the flag) in the article or link to it within Wikipedia--non-military aren't going to know right off what that is.
  • "The Pledge of Allegiance will be recited every morning and patriotic/militaristic songs may be sung at military schools. " Switching tenses again (present to future). I would say "the PofA is recited every morning and ... songs may be sung...etc." Either the PofA is currently recited each morning, or it isn't. Predicting the future and stating it as fact isn't always a good idea.
  • "Prior to movies at the base theater's, everybody stands for the national anthem and often another patriotic songs such as "God Bless the USA"." A wording preference. I would think it would sound better if you replaced "everybody stands" with "patrons and staff stand." Also, Switch "another" with "other."
  • "Disciplinary expectations, however, extends beyond the military family." Should be "extend" not "extends."
  • "...authoritarian, democratic, and mixed, inconsistent way." "And a mixed, inconsistent way?" I'm wary of correcting direct quotes, but you should double-check that since it sounds wrong.
  • "For example, on base housing for officers will be significantly nicer...." "Nicer" sounds less professional. Of a higher quality? Something like that. Also, is there supposed to be a hyphen between on and base?
  • "Senior officers housing may be slightly larger and nicer than their lower ranking counterparts." Again with the "nicer." Also, either put an apostrophe after the 's' in officers, or say Senior officer housing.
  • "On the largest bases, there might be a row of opulent houses referred to "Colonels' Row" or "Generals' Row."" Referred to as.
  • "On the other end of the spectrum, are the enlisted quarters. Oftentimes enlisted personnel might be assigned apartments and only then if space was available." Take out the comma in the first sentence. Second sentence, "only then if space is available" to match to present tense.
  • "The Officer Clubs are nicer than the Enlisted Clubs. Officers may even have nicer recreational facilities than their enlisted counterparts, such as a nicer swimming pool or recreation halls. Historically, base chapels and movie theaters would have designated seating for officers and their families." Nicer, nicer, nicer. Time to dig your thesaurus out!
  • "Some bases even had two Boy Scout and two Girl Scout troops — one for officer children and one for enlisted children." When? It's in the past tense, so say, even something like "at one time" but I doubt people would go for that. Aim for a time period. Also, is there evidence stating brats are more likely to be involved in Scouting? Just curious.
    • I haven't seen any, I'll ask Rlevse because I personally believe that to be a true statement... might have something. As for timing, I know it happened as recently as the the 60's and perhaps 70's, but I don't really know.Balloonman 16:03, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
      • OK, then I would say "For at least the first half of the 20th Century and possibly as recently as the 1970s, some bases even had two Boy Scout and two Girl Scout troops...." And I asked about scouting because my brothers and my husband (all brats) were heavily into scouting, encouraged by our AD fathers (mine was Scout Master even). So I'm guessing it would make sense, too, given the order and such. --ScreaminEagle 16:13, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
  • "Wertsch describes how children of enlisted personnel perceived their officer counterparts to receive specialized treatment." Worded a little awkwardly. I'll have to think more on how to make it simpler. Or you can.
  • "The children of officers socialized with other officers' children. The children of enlisted personnel socialized with those of other enlisted personnel. Even if an officer brat and an enlisted brat became friends at school, this friendship rarely carried over to the home life. The physical separation and differences between available activities made it very difficult." This is all said in past tense as if it happened in the past, but it doesn't happen now. Is that the case?
  • "This separation is by design. According to the U.S. Code of Military Justice, it can be illegal for an officer to become fraternize" Take out "become"
  • "...it could be akward to have friends whose parent worked together." Awkward is misspelled. Also, the wording needs to be better. "It could be awkward to have two friends whose parents worked together..."
    • Yeah, this was a sentence that I struggled with...Balloonman 16:03, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
  • "Military brats often develop a sense that allows them distinguish the rank of another child's father." I've often found this to be a little funny. They develop a sixth sense or something? I would think they would just have to ask or look at the uniform. I'm assuming you mean that they develop a sense of the necessity to distinguish the ranks or something like that rather than some supernatural power that tells them the ranks of people they've never met.
  • "...rivalries don't just end at the end of the branch of service, each branch of the service has its own...." That comma should be a semicolon to avoid a run-on sentence.
  • "where it was actually against military law to make a racist remark or not intervene when someone else does." Switching tenses, mid-sentence. "...when someone else did."
  • "With strict guidelines based upon the rank in the military member" Rank of the military member.
  • "smaller than the off base community" Again, should off and base have a hyphen?
  • I copyedited a whole section because there was too much to put here. See if you agree with the changes.
  • "Two of the common themes in Wertsch's book were abuse and alcholism." They still are those themes, so change were to are.
  • 1980's and 1990's should be 1980s and 1990s.
  • " The impact on the military's efforts remains inconclusive. Some studies report higher rates of abuse in military families others report lower rates." The impact of the military's efforts. And stick a dash or a comma + "while" between military families and others to avoid a run-on.
  • "serving in the armed forces, this opens up the possibility of both parents being deployed at the same time...." Run-on. replace comma with semicolon, or add another connecting word after the comma such as "and" or "as"
  • "Military members can be deployed for days, months, even years without their family." "Or even," or "and even."
  • "With the increased demands on the U.S. military, many reservist..." reservist should be plural.
  • Death in Combat "agressive" is misspelled. Two Gs.
  • "Because they identify so strongly with other brats, they are curious about famous brats and the depiction of military brats in fiction." I know it sounds repetetive, but the second "they" should also be "brats" to make it clear that it is the brats who are curious and not, I don't know, researchers or something silly. English is funny that way.
  • "Brats have more in common with each other than they do with non-brats." I would say they "often" do, not that they absolutely do.
  • "Others join brat groups because they feel disconnected from civilian culture or want to be able to share their story with other brats who can appreciate their story" How about "want to be able to share their story with other brats who can identify with it."? "Their story" twice sounds funny.
  • Also, I finally figured out what makes it sound so much like a research paper: all the direct quotes. A few quotes here and there are good to stress a point I think and to mix it up, but continually quoting these authors makes it look like the article can't speak for itself. Referencing them is one thing, but the quotes make it seem like the whole article may be just one big paraphrase. I might look for quotes that could be edited out or paraphrased. If the sentences around the quote basically say the same thing as the quote, then take it out--there's no real need for it (the citation to it will do just fine).
Oh yeah, and an excellent job on all the new information! --ScreaminEagle 14:52, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
Awesome... I'll take a closer look at these later and try to incorporate them... thanks Balloonman 15:10, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
Made just about all of these edits... including getting rid of most quotes. I left a few in where I felt that it was important to cite the original speaker/document, but got rid of 2/3rds of them.

Military Biographies[edit]

I appreciate you squaring me away on some of the things that should have been brought to my attention ScreaminEagle, however, what authority or prescedence does the WikiProject Military history have over other users (if any)? It is more presentable in an easy format to list the decorations and badges versus paragraph format. Even the Army uses this format on Department of the Army General Officer Management Office (DA GOMO) http://dagomo.us.army.mil/ --Signaleer 20:03, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Well, if we’re going to go down that road, what authority does the Department of the Army have over Wikipedia? If this were the Army’s website, then I could see the logic of using their preferences--but it's not. (Incidentally, most of the US commander biographies I’ve seen have used the paragraph-style awards and decorations section rather than the list-style: [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], just to show a few varied examples.)
The purpose of the Military History project is to make military articles the best they can possibly be, and one way it accomplishes that is by trying to create easy-to-follow guidelines to help all of us editors write articles so that not only are they full of every bit of information that someone could want, but also in similar formats to create a sense of consistency and order (it should be noted that consistency and order should never come at the cost of accuracy, as it did in one recent instance, but this does not apply here). No, the project isn’t the end-all-be-all of the universe, but it does serve a purpose. By working as a cohesive and cooperative group, we get a lot more accomplished than we would by bickering and fighting against one another’s personal preferences and opinions—it’s the reason this project is one of the most efficient—and respected—projects on the site. Remember that Wikipedia is supposed to be an encyclopedia, not just a dumping ground for random information. I don’t think I’ve ever come across an encyclopedia that relies on lists when it could write it out instead, and that’s what makes an article here truly good—being informative, accurate, and encyclopedic. Naturally, there are times when only a list will do because otherwise it would cause mass confusion. I don’t believe that to be the case here, especially when the Army has already demonstrated that writing out a person’s accomplishments is not only possible, but desirable in some circles.--ScreaminEagle 22:15, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

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Military naming convention (disambiguation)[edit]

ScreaminEagle, You modified the name of my page 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team by adding "(United States)" as a disabiguator. You note that this is consistent with the new military naming conventions. But I looked at the conventions which you reference above and I do not see anything that specifies a country designation in this format. Many existing links use a "U.S." at the begining of the entry, especially with Armies and Divisions, where there may be multiples. But in this case, there is no disambiguation needed. There is one and only one 517th PRCT. I find the new format unneccesary. Furthermore, if you search for "parachute infantry regiment", you will find a dozen listings, none of which use this new naming convemtion, and it is necessary for none of them. Can I remove the change?

Rbarrett3776 00:54, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: New Unit Naming Conventions[edit]

Let's see:

Regarding the 517th: the guidelines don't require a disambiguator, even on numerical designations; indeed, disambiguators are unnecessary "where the name is clearly unique", and should only be preemptively disambiguated when the name "can reasonably be expected to be used by multiple armed forces". So if it's clear that the name of the 517th is unique (and I wouldn't be surprised, given how long it is and how high the number goes), there's no problem with removing the disambiguator.

Regarding the double parentheses: assuming that that is, in fact, the unit's real name (and hence we can't get away with using either "#th Infantry Regiment" or "#th Airborne Infantry Regiment"), there are two options:

  • Consider whether this arrangement makes the name sufficiently unique that we can dispense with a disambiguator.
  • Just use "(Airborne) (United States)"; it's admittedly clunky, but there's not much else that can be done.

Hope that helps! Kirill Lokshin 20:30, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

RE: Military naming convention (disambiguation)[edit]

Srceamin (and Krill), Thanks for the clarification, specifically with the 517th. I'm OK either way, but if the disambiguation is not necessary, then I vote to keep it simple. Note: I am not a fan of the "U.S." in front, since I have seen places with "U.S.", "US", or "United States". Let's hope that you guys thinking about the standards do get around to straightening out them all eventually, since it does make it a pain for those of us trying to keep our own links straight. Rbarrett3776 03:32, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Category:Military brat[edit]

Well, somebody beat me to the category of military brat, but I went through last night and updated all of the brats on the List of famous military brats to have the category on their page. Well, the category has already been nominated for deletion. The reasoning is because it is a "non-neutral" term and parental occupation is irrelevant. Thus, I'm letting people who have contributed to the Military brat article know so that they can support the category. Here is the link to the discussion [9] Balloonman 20:11, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

M11[edit]

Thanks for your help in resolving the M11 dispute on the U.S. Army page. The controversy seems to have died down ... for now. I appreciate the help. Mike f 01:39, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

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Archiving[edit]

Actually, there's a Wikipedia:How to archive a talk page, which is a very thorough reference on the topic. I prefer to just cut and paste to create an archive, as the page history will be preserved on the original talk page. Cheers! bd2412 T 17:13, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Tomb of the Unknowns[edit]

Just curious, looking at the Tomb of the Unknowns page I notice a revert about the uniform and preparation time for the uniform. Being an officer I am not aware of the dress blues being made from wool, I have never owned a set that were and have never seen any that are, even on the Tomb Sentries. Also on the 8 hour prep time for uniform. I have led soldiers who were Tomb Sentries and work with personnel who were on cassions. They have debunked the 8 hour uniform prep as myth started by an email that has been forwarded more than a few time. Where exactly is this info coming from? I would like to see it for myself for future reference. I am just a little skeptical of some issues on this site sometimes due to the fact that I have done some cleanup on awards and entries on bios only to have it reverted as "origional research" even though the change I made came verbatim from Army manuals and pubs. --User:Bluecord

This is why I also provided a lengthy explanation for my revert on the talk page of the very same article, complete with references. I wouldn't think the home page of the tomb guards themselves would lie about such things, especially since the whole point of their FAQ is to debunk those many and various urban legends that have been circulating throughout the internet. If you care to write to the current webmaster who is guaranteed to be a former sentinel and ask him yourself about these two issues and why they have not yet proved them to be false, then please do so. I will do the same if you like. Until then, I'll believe what they have published. --ScreaminEagle 00:07, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
An update: the webmaster of the Tomb Sentinels website responded speedily to my request for clarification on these two matters. He responded as follows:

"Our website is correct. The dress blues are "winter weight" uniforms made for the Sentinels. They are 100% wool so they hold a press longer and look better. There is no such thing as a "summer" uniform at the Tomb. And the Sentinels spend 8-10 hours preparing those uniforms for their shift, PLUS most of their time between walking the mat to continue to work on their uniforms.

"If your "friend" has any issues with his apparent "mis-information" or if he simply refuses to admit that he is absolutely, positively WRONG on this subject, he is more than welcome to contact either myself or any other Sentinel. Unless he (or his friends who served "in the caissons") served as a Sentinel, he has no clue. Only those of us who have walked the mat and worn the Tomb Guard Badge understand. A caisson blues vs those of a Sentinel - please...

"Feel free to forward this to him or have him write to me himself. I will be more than happy to direct him the Commander of the Tomb, The Sergeant of the Guard, any of the current Sentinels, the Commander of the 3rd US Infantry Regiment (the parent unit of the Sentinels), the Commanding General of the Military District of Washington (the parent unit of the 3rd US Infantry) or the Department of the Army. All of these individuals/organizations have reviewed our website and have approved its content."
I hope this clears up the confusion about the veracity of the information on the website. Thanks for contacting me about this. --ScreaminEagle 02:55, 28 February

2007 (UTC)

Cool. I had never been to that website until today. There is so much crap floating around the internet, it is hard sometimes to split fact from fiction.

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Page moves[edit]

I see you have recently been quite active in moving military pages to the "correct title". Unfortuantely, I think you have been "cutting and pasting" from one title to another, which has the effect of separating the text from the edit history showing who wrote it, which is a condition of the GFDL licence. It is possible to move one page over an old pages, but it requires admin assistance to preserve the edit histories (either to swap the pages around, or to delete and then undelete the target).

You can ask for assistance at WP:RM. It may be worth posting a list of the pages that need moving there, or to the WikiProject MILHIST talk page. -- ALoan (Talk) 19:26, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, I meant the occasions where you did not use the "move" button. If you are not an admin, you can only use the "move" button to move articles to a redlinked title (i.e. one that has not been used before) or over an existing redirect (so long as the only edit history of the target article is the creation of the redirect). If you can't "move" an article to the new title, the article under the target title must have had a more substantial edit history. Those are the cases where you will need admin assistance.
My apologies if I painted the problem larger than it actually is, and thanks for straightening out the titles. -- ALoan (Talk) 23:16, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

They're fixed now, incidentally. ;-) Kirill Lokshin 02:07, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

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Thanx on Old Guard deployments[edit]

You've been very helpful. I think I found some other goodies at http://www.army.mil/usapa/epubs/G-1_(DCSPER)_1.html that appear to be all unclassified, at least the ones I am interested in. I'll be passing this on to the sarge as well. As army regs, these downloadable PDFs are authoritative and up to date from the most reliable source, Uncle Sam hisself. I may also make some correction to the JROTC article as well (the most opinionated people seem to wither away in the sight of reliable sources!) Hotfeba 03:45, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

  • I have added the first of my cite book template style book citations as a new "Partial Bibliography" section at the end of the miltary side of the Standing Operating Procedure article. I may get flagged for the particular way I'm using that template, but at least I tried to offer a legitimate source. When I can look up from others' legal problems and return to my wikihobby, I will continue to download the unclassified AR PDFs and use them as book cites on other military articles as well. Hotfeba 19:45, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Fort Belvoir and retreat[edit]

Hey, S.E. --

I'm opting out of the "discussion" about military brats because it seems to me one contributor isn't all that open to different interpretations of reality. I'm stopping here to mention my theory (sorry, no citations available) that traffic might stop for retreat in the general area of the "official" post flag (if there is such a thing), but that's not the same as the whole place coming to a halt. I like to think I got on well with the military folks connected to DAU (where I was working), and I'm sure at least one of them would have said something if I were out of line. With your broader experience, does a somewhere-near-the-actual-flag theory hold water / stand up to inspection / [insert analogy here] ? Just curious. — OtherDave 22:54, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the follow-up. Belvoir probably is an exception, and maybe the only one, though there are a hell of a lot of bases / posts / stations / what-have-you. I wasn't trying to get into a debate with you-know-who; the overall tone of the article (when I read and commented) just seemed awfully... orthodox. It happens everywhere, though. I've run into any number of people who insist that the only way to spell MacDonald is with that capital D -- and continue to insist that after being reminded how Macdonald of Macdonald spells his name. (That doesn't mean you shouldn't use the capital D, of course, just that it seems pointless to insist on it.)
DC trivia for you: where could you find a memorial to FDR before the FDR Memorial opened? — OtherDave 23:20, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Good work on the FDR thing, though I didn't mean to make you do original research. I used to work near Capitol Hill, and so often passed the old FDR memorial. As for the new one, if they weren't going to listen to one of the three greatest presidents, that was the right way not to listen to him. State capital will have to wait; the FDR bit was only because of your knowledge of DC (I've lived in the area for nearly 30 years). — OtherDave 22:41, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

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Hanns Scharff[edit]

The juxtaposition of AG and interrogation bothered me, not the thrust of the comment. In my mind AG is infamous for prisoner abuse, not interrogation abuse. I didn't mean to make a big issue out of it--if you feel comfortable with the linkage, go ahead and delete my cn. I admittedly am not conversant on the "torture issue", but it did seem a stretch as the appropriate example. I only came to the article for some background on Scharff, since he interrogated the subject of another article I was working on. Thanx for the discussion.--Buckboard 01:09, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

post script. You came off as perplexed, and that told me I was making too much of it. One of the better parts of being a wiki for me is learning that there are as many ways of doing something as there are people, and many just as right as my way. Learning keeps me young! Thanx again for a pleasant discourse and I'll be keeping an eye out for your work. Good stuff, even for a Rockies fan.:-) --Buckboard 04:35, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

According to what I was taught at interrogator school (and what is in the wikipedia article for the Abu Ghraib incident) the offending soldiers were MPs. "The abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib was in part the reason that on April 12, 2006, the United States Army activated the 201st Military Intelligence Battalion, the first of four joint interrogation battalions.[6]" The absence of qualified interrogators was considered by the army to be a contributing cause. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bayonetblaha (talkcontribs) 19:01, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: Kevin C. Kiley[edit]

Thanks for the reminder on my talk page, I untagged his article. I had tagged that as current when things were breaking on CNN/MSNBC/etc as that is when the editing frenzy kicked off. I thought a bot would have come along and taken it off, but I guess not. Thanks for the reminder. — MrDolomite • Talk 17:12, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

  • PS That's a pretty impressive user page yourself. Thanks for serving. I'm sorry I missed visting Buffalo Bill's grave, I stopped at the Mother Cabrini Shrine in Golden and ran out of time before my flight. Still a breathtaking view, especially for us flatlanders from the Midwest. — MrDolomite • Talk 17:13, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

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Retirement (and still in my 30s)[edit]

Yup, got kind of tired of the back and forth here. For every Silver Kid defeated, another takes his place. I also grew tired of the people with blatant agendas running amok, the lack of more restrictive editing policies (so that people can spend more time creating stuff instead of cleaning up after others), having to defend stuff that is obviously notable and challenging things that obviously aren't. I just want to get some of the 4 star articles done, then I'll probably disappear.--Nobunaga24 03:29, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

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What part of maryland...[edit]

do you live in? just wondering as it didn't specify from reading your page.(ForeverDEAD 02:30, 6 September 2007 (UTC))

WPMILHIST Elections[edit]

Thank you for your support. It was much appreciated. --ROGER DAVIES TALK 16:51, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

The Old Guard[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia, TabooTikiGod! I have noted that you made a good-faith edit with regard to the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment article. You moved this article to the title of 3rd Infantry Regiment (United States) per the renaming guidelines of the MILHISTWP. In most cases, this would have been just fine. However, the 3rd US Infantry is uniquely named: it's official name is the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment. "United States" is not a country designator in this case, it is actually part of the unit's official name. This dates back to the Civil War when units in America had to be distinguished between United States units or Confederate units. This particular unit has maintained the "United States" designator as part of its official title and removing that or switching it around results in an innaccuraely named U.S. unit. An administrator will change it back, so no further action is required on your part. I just wanted you to be aware that there are a few exceptions to the naming conventions that have been hashed out and rehashed out; this is just one of them. I appreciate your willingness to help the project, regardless. Keep up the good work and be sure and sign up for the MILHISTWP and a few of its task forces, if you're interested. --ScreaminEagle 17:42, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

My response to this argument (TabooTikiGod)
Thank you for your observations ScreaminEagle, however I would point out to you and other Wikipedians who have particular concern in reference to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment's name. The name of a Wikipedia article versus an official title of a person, place, thing, idea, etc. may vary and do not necessarily coincide with one another. If that were the case, then none of the U.S. military units listed would have (United States) following the name of the article. For example, 1st Infantry Division (United States), 7th Cavalry Regiment (United States), 173rd Airborne Brigade (United States), III Corps (United States) and so forth. This is merely done for organizational purposes and therefore does not reflect the official title of the unit. This particular Regiment should not be any different nor treated as a special case than the rest of the U.S. Army units and organizations on Wikipedia. -TabooTikiGod 18:23, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
To further support my reasoning of this issue, although The Old Guard's official website [10] has the title header as 3d United States Infantry Regiment, however, many of the articles within the official website describe the unit as 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) [11]. Furthermore, the official unit's association The Old Guard Association [12] refers the unit as 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment. Additionally, the United States Center of Military History (USACMH) Lineage and Honors Information of the unit describes it simply as 3d Infantry [13] which is dated 22 May 1997 which is, I might add, is the U.S. Army's official military history resource which supercedes the unit's history which reflects the organization's official lineage. In conclusion, there are many different reliable and official resources which one can draw from and list as a resource and argue what the "official name" of the unit is. Even in trying to accomplish this task, there are many contradictions and misnomers for the unit known as The Old Guard. Again, I would reinforce the effort to rename the article as 3rd Infantry Regiment (United States) to rectify this situation. -TabooTikiGod 18:49, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
I changed the name of the article in good will and was not meant as a malicious act or meant to upset the Wikipedia community, particularly the members of the MILHISTWP. The act of changing the article was done with logic and reason which I have provided my thought process and showed concrete evidence to further explain and support my claim. -TabooTikiGod 19:12, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Re: Unwise Move[edit]

Oh no, not again! ;-)

But I think I'll let the discussion on WT:MILHIST play out for a bit before moving it back, so as not to risk devolving into a revert war on the thing. Kirill 20:16, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Although it seems that someone else has moved it back anyways, making the point rather moot. Kirill 20:25, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

This argument is starting to look like Hamburger Hill[edit]

Hopefully, this is the last time we need to debate this. Arguments like these never cease to amaze me, you know? Ryecatcher773 16:43, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Tomb of the Unknowns[edit]

It's still there. The "clear" was just to add a break where the title of the "Dedication" section was hanging on the picture of the Changing of the Guard. I wasn't entirely sure where to place the new section so it's at the bottom. Feel free to tweak it. I imagine you're more acquainted with the subject than I am. I think I got the point across without being too wordy or going into unnecessary technical detail. →Wordbuilder 03:29, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Good catch. I fixed the typos and will be watching for the info on the preservation organizations. That'll help tie things together (what led to the amendment from the plan to replace). →Wordbuilder 21:03, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

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If you agree to mediation, I only ask that you demand my mandatory joinder as a party, as I see the caller's (1) failure to include me and (2) failure to include my talk page CMH citation showing the 19th century use/approval of 3rd United States Infantry Regiment by the general in command of the Army at the time as forming the basis of any allegation against you of NPOV violation. If you agree to mediation but cannot effect my inclusion, then feel free to look up and use the CMH source I cited on the article talk page. Hotfeba 23:54, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
UPDATE: I have put the shortest form of my position regarding the first point of mediation (the official name of the unit in question) at the end of my talk page, including related citations of Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Style guide#Military units and formations. It's fairly short, it adheres to current MILHIST style, and it does not require changes to that style for agreement. Unless I am mistaken, this in combination with the citations from AR 600-82, AR 220-1, AR 220-5, and The Army of the United States (1896) are persuasive. Hotfeba 06:39, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

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No Resolution[edit]

Hello Tariqabjoyu. Could you please explain for me what the sticking point in our mediation was? You stated that it was a minor dispute at the most and you didn't appear to see what the hubbub was all about, leading us to believe that your decision would be quick and forthcoming. Yet this dragged on for weeks until finally one of the participants left in frustration, afterwhich you speedily closed the dispute (so it didn't appear as if you had simply forgotten us altogether, but simply were reluctant to act upon the dispute). Everyone had put forth their arguments and responses in a timely manner, so I doubt you were simply waiting for us instead. I see that you were out of town for a couple of days, but that should not have hindered a dispute that had been open for over a month. I admit that I'm extremely disappointed by this after the rest of us had been willing to put our time and research into this in order to see a viable outcome only to be put on the backburner, which is slightly insulting. Surely there was justification for this? What was it about our dispute that precluded a decision on your part, and a decision within a reasonable amount of time at that? --ScreaminEagle 00:08, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

You stated that it was a minor dispute at the most and you didn't appear to see what the hubbub was all about, leading us to believe that your decision would be quick and forthcoming.

That appears to be the source of the confusion: you have been misled about the concept of mediation if you believe there was going to be a "decision" by me. Mediators are not judges; they will help people solve their disputes, but they don't make binding rulings like ArbCom. I am permitted to make recommendations that seem to point toward a resolution, but there was no reason for me to do that here as the mediation had ground to a halt (since, apparently, there was no major dispute). I don't need to (or even should) decide anything; the lack of participation from the disputants is a tacit agreement that either the issue isn't a big deal to the participants anymore and/or that the issue is resolved. So, in a way, I was waiting for you all. I was waiting for you all to proceed with something other than statements that corroborated the idea that there was no major dispute. That never happened. Had not Hotfeba (or anyone else) withdrew and the discussion proceeded to be dormant, I would have closed the case due to disinterest. I'm not going to goad you all to argue over something where no argument exists. -- tariqabjotu 03:31, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for responding. You are correct in what I expected being not the case in reality. The whole issue was that every one of us agreed on the issue but for one editor, the one who took this issue to mediation in the first place. We called our agreement a consensus; however, he was unwilling to accept that decision and brought it to mediation expecting to "win." What we were hoping would come from this process is some rational outside party agreeing that we indeed had a concensus on the issue, with one dissenting opinion (which is, what I understand from WP guidelines, can still constitute a consensus). Or, that same source would tell us we didn't have a consensus at all and we were expecting too much here.
We didn't say anymore in the mediation because there was nothing left to be said on our end--we'd made our case, the same case we've made to him repeatedly, and he was unwilling to bend. What else could we have said? Ryecatcher even proposed a title that could possibly have made him slightly happier, but nothing. After that, with no outside party like yourself commenting on which solution made more sense, what is the point? If we couldn't reach a decision before mediation, what hope is there afterwards when one party can't accept the consensus of every other party involved and the outside party isn't able to lead the discussion towards a resolution; no resolution was ever even suggested from what I could see. This is my point: if you never planned to give your own opinion on the matter and only ask the questions that have been asked several times before, there was no way this issue was ever going to move past the deadlock that it ended in. --ScreaminEagle 19:22, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
I have amended the reason for the closure of the case to include the fact that there wasn't much to discuss, but that's the most I will do at this moment. -- tariqabjotu 20:50, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Post-mediation relief[edit]

I enclose the following links regarding the earlier mediation on the Old Guard (which I note appears to be named correctly for the moment), the first to a new article working against the backlog of missing mathematical articles at Wikipedia, and the second of which more or less describes my take on the whole escapade (especially since it was the party who called for the mediation who also got me involved on my talk page in the first place):

new article for impossible event

A potential WP essay...

I note with amusement that during the recent page-move debate, one editor had his mind blown that the Old Guard's name is exactly and officially as the Old Guard says it is. For mind blowing, if the official name is anything but 3d United States Infantry Regiment (Old Guard), then I must've been AWOL and damn close to desertion when I went to the NCO academy at Ft. Knox for a month on "official" orders! Hotfeba (talk) 20:15, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

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Henderson Hall[edit]

Well, first off, thanks for the note. I honestly think it's the first time I've ever had someone explain on my talk page about a change they've reverted. Second, I have to admit you kind of just caught me guessing. The article on Henderson Hall doesn't mention what's going on there now, and the official website reads HQBN, Marine Corps National Capital Region Command. It doesn't look like it's out of date (the CO's bio mentiones his previous assignment in 2005), so maybe the naming convention is a bit out of whack. Either way, you seem to be more knowledgable about the military in the capital region than myself, so I'll trust your judgement on the situation.

P.S. I'm a Cpl, not a Sgt. ;) bahamut0013 18:36, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

I'm getting the feeling that the headquarters in Quantico and the HQ in Henderson Hall are two different oganizations. The link you provided mentioned that "The Marine Corps Installations National Capital Region provides a regional coordinating authority for Marine Corps resources for anti-terrorism, force protection and incident response", which makes me think that it is a security organ, while the Marine Corps National Capital Region Command is the actual command organ. Despite the fact that the article says that one was renamed into teh other, I'm thinking it might have actually been a split (unless I can find something official contradicting that, that is my humble opinion). I think I will dig deeper on this issue and see what I can turn up (I can email a few guys who work at Quantico), because this is sufficiently muddled to me that I need it explained in words of one syllable or less. bahamut0013 15:38, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
I'm coming up with zip on this so far. Since it would be inappropriate to leave our best guess on Wikipedia, I suppose we will have to leave it as it is until we do get something more verifiable. bahamut0013 16:01, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Well, the couple of folks I know from that area have no clue. I wouldn't have any contacts with the organizations themselves, either at HH or at JFHQ. If you have a phone number or email I could use, then you can email it to me (firstname.lastname@usmc.mil). bahamut0013 16:15, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

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Thank you! I'll check out the forums and sign back up for ASMIC. I'll also have to change my email options. I thought I had that set up properly, but now I see I don't. Thanks for getting in touch, I really appreciate it. ItemCo16527 (talk) 16:38, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

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Kevin Rollins[edit]

The page on Kevin Rollins you added isn't copyrighted text, is it? As in, you wrote it from scratch yourself? It was deleted the last time because someone had just copied and pasted his bio from another site onto WP, and that's a no-no. I ask because "Mr. Rollins" showed up in the text and that's what other websites use in their bios--not Wikipedia (WP doesn't use titles throughout the bios). If it's all yours, good job on the writing! If not, you should probably rewrite it to avoid it being deleted again. Regardless, you'll need to take out the "Mr." in "Mr. Rollins" to conform with policy. Again, good job! --ScreaminEagle (talk) 15:03, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

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Steve Burns[edit]

Whats your reasoning for reverting my added rumor? Please, thank you, and happy editing.

HairyPerry (talk) 17:46, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

If I'm not mistaken, in this case I don't believe I am, that section was about rumors about his departure of the show, and if Wikipedia is not a place for rumors than why did they have a conversation about it on his page. Thanks and happy editing.

HairyPerry (talk) 12:38, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Can you tell me where it says he died of an heroin overdose, got hit by a car, or was replaced just like the Beatles, Paul McCartney? If you can please do so, sir. Thanks and Happy Editing.

HairyPerry (talk) 12:55, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Ok, sir sorry for the misunderstanding. I don't have a citation or reference for my statement and I didn't understand what you said at first, but now I do. Sorry for the inconvience, You and I wasted valuable time that we could have used working on other projects and articles. Thank you for the explanation and happy editing.

HairyPerry (talk) 13:40, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Also...[edit]

Burns' departure caused a resurface of the rumors that had circulated about him since 1998. As Burns said, "The rumor mill surrounding me has always been really strange." These "specious claims" included dying from a heroin overdose, being run over by a car, and being replaced, like Paul McCartney of The Beatles, by a look-alike. Some viewers claimed that "clues" regarding Burns' demise were even placed within the show. Burns even made an appearance on The Rosie O'Donnell Show to dispute these rumors, and both he and co-creator Angela Santomero appeared on Today to help parents assuage the fears of children who might have heard the rumors.

Look at the paragraph above and tell me that thats not about rumors because it is not about facts. Thanks and happy editing.

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D.C. Meetup, Saturday, September 26[edit]

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Like Clockwork...[edit]

They're at it again. You ought to weigh in on our favorite article for 'controversial' naming conventions... Ryecatcher773 (talk) 00:14, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

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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)12:40, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

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DC Meetup #12[edit]

An off-wiki discussion is taking place concerning DC Meetup #12. Watch this page for announcements.
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Wikipedia DC Meetup, October 23[edit]

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Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, ScreaminEagle! 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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WikiProject Colorado[edit]

The year 2011 has brought many changes to the State of Colorado. We have a new Governor and other state officers, two new U.S. Representatives, many new state legislators, and a new Mayor of Denver. WikiProject Colorado is updating many Colorado articles. Many Colorado places, people, and organizations need new articles. Portal:Colorado needs new featured articles.

Can you help us? Please see our list of some requested articles. If you wish, you may join WikiProject Colorado at Wikipedia:WikiProject Colorado/Members. If you have any questions, please leave me a message at User talk:Buaidh or e-mail me at Special:EmailUser/Buaidh. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Don't forget the Wikipedia 10th Anniversary event in Boulder tomorrow. Yours aye,  Buaidh  22:42, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

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Welcome back...[edit]

Yeah, you didn't miss much with that. I waited a day or so to see what would happen, but so far, knock on wood, it's still in the right spot. He(or she) wasn't the same sort of crazed wiki-stalker that the last one was. You never know though! Ryecatcher773 (talk) 20:10, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

You do realize, now that you've said that, that under section 885-21 of Murphy's Law, it is inevitable someone will now start messing with it again. ;-) Ryecatcher773 (talk) 18:00, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

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April 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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DC Meetup: May 7 @ Tenleytown Library[edit]

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Colorado Wiknic[edit]

All Wikipedians are cordially invited to the Colorado celebration of the 2011 Great American Wiknic on June 25. We will meet Saturday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 at the D Note, 7519 Grandview Avenue in Arvada. Please e-mail Jacques Delaguerre at Special:EmailUser/Jaxdelaguerre if you plan to attend. Be there or be square! –  Buaidh  22:35, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

June 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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US National Archives collaboration[edit]

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Would you like to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the National Archives and its incredible collection? This summer, the National Archives—which houses some of America's most important historical documents—is hosting me as its Wikipedian in Residence, and I have created WP:NARA to launch these efforts.

There are all sorts of tasks available for any type of editor, whether you're a writer, organizer, gnome, coder, or image guru. The National Archives is making its resources available to Wikipedia, so help us forge this important relationship! Please sign up and introduce yourself. Dominic·t 15:22, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

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) 16:56, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

GLAM-Wiki Baltimore meetup[edit]

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The WikiProject National Archives Newsletter[edit]

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July 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[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 Colorado[edit]

It was recently suggested that WikiProject Colorado, to which you are a member, may be inactive or semi-active and it might be beneficial to include it in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States. After reviewing the project it appears that there haven't been much active discussion on the talk page in some time and the only content updates appear to be simple maintenance so being supported by a larger project might be beneficial. I have begun a discussion on the projects talk page to see how the members of the project feel about this suggestion. Another user has added the project to the WPUS template and I added it to the list of supported projects in the WPUS main project page but before I take any further action I wanted to contact each of the active members for their input. --Kumioko (talk) 23:44, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

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Survey[edit]

Hi ScreaminEagle!

I have put together a survey for female editors of Wikipedia (and related projects) in order to explore, in greater detail, women's experiences and roles within the Wikimedia movement. It'd be wonderful if you could participate!

It's an independent survey, done by me, as a fellow volunteer Wikimedian. It is not being done on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation. I hope you'll participate!

Just click this link to participate in this survey, via Google!

Any questions or concerns, feel free to email me or stop by my user talk page. Also, feel free to share this any other female Wikimedians you may know. It is in English, but any language Wikimedia participants are encouraged to participate. I appreciate your contributions - to the survey and to Wikipedia! Thank you! SarahStierch (talk) 22:56, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

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

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

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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) 16:27, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

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December 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXIX, November 2011[edit]

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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 01:36, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

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

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Military Historian of the Year[edit]

Nominations for the "Military Historian of the Year" for 2011 are now open. If you would like to nominate an editor for this award, please do so here. Voting will open on 22 January and run for seven days. Thanks! On behalf of the coordinators, Nick-D (talk) and Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 00:23, 16 January 2012 (UTC) You were sent this message because you are a listed as a member of the Military history WikiProject.

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

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

 
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The Bugle: Issue LXX, January 2012[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXI, February 2012[edit]

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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) 00:08, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-Thon and Meetup![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!

...and if you do not live in the Washington, D.C. area, please forgive the intrusion and you can delete this invite! Sarah (talk) 15:53, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXII, March 2012[edit]

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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] 04:10, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXIII, April 2012[edit]

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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) 21:51, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
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The Bugle: Issue LXXIV, May 2012[edit]

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You're invited to Masterpiece Museum Edit-a-Thon![edit]

"Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
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The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Wikimedia DC present the "Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon. Drawing from their vast vaults of art, the caretakers of the Smithsonian American Art Museum have meticulously drawn forth canvas jewels to import into Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia articles. The museum directors and staff are excited about this project, and would love to have experienced Wikimedians help in the effort! Kirill [talk] 18:07, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

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

Military history coordinator election[edit]

The Military history WikiProject has started its 2012 project coordinator election process, where we will select a team of coordinators to organize the project over the coming year. If you would like to be considered as a candidate, please submit your nomination by 14 September. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the current coordinators on their talk page. This message was delivered here because you are a member of the Military history WikiProject. – Military history coordinators (about the projectwhat coordinators do) 09:51, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries[edit]

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

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

Kirill [talk] 18:49, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

WikiWomen Unite!
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Hi ScreaminEagle! Women around the world who edit and contribute to Wikipedia are coming together to celebrate each other's work, support one another, and engage new women to also join in on the empowering experience of shaping the sum of all the world's knowledge - through the WikiWomen's Collaborative.

As a WikiWoman, we'd love to have you involved! You can do this by:

We can't wait to have you involved, and feel free to drop by our meta page (under construction) to see how else you can get involved!

Can't wait to have you involved! SarahStierch (talk) 04:56, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

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

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 03:28, 1 December 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] 14:19, 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] 04:43, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Come to the First Topeka Meetup, January 15![edit]

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Come celebrate Wikipedia Day with other Kansas Wikipedians sponsored by Wikimedians Active in Local Regions in the United States (WALRUS) and hosted by the Topeka and Shawnee Public Library. Come chat, hang out and enjoy good company while find out more about Wikipedia in our regional community! RSVP at Wikipedia:Meetup/Topeka/Wikipedia_Day.

If you can't come, but still want to find out about events in the greater Topeka region (which may include KC, Manhattan, Lawrence, Salina, or other places where volunteers are interested) sign up for future notifications at Wikipedia:Meetup/Topeka/Invite list.

Hope to see you there Sadads (talk) 20:32, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative: Come join us (and check out our new website)![edit]

WikiWomen - We need you!
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Hi ScreaminEagle! The WikiWomen's Collaborative is a group of women from around the world who edit Wikipedia, contribute to its sister projects, and support the mission of free knowledge. We recently updated our website, created new volunteer positions, and more!

Get involved by:

  • Visiting our website for resources, events, and more
  • Meet other women and share your story in our profile space
  • Participate at and "like" our Facebook group
  • Join the conversation on our Twitter feed
  • Reading and writing for our blog channel
  • Volunteer to write for our blog, recruit blog writers, translate content, and co-run our Facebook and receive perks for volunteering
  • Already participating? Take our survey and share your experience!

Thanks for editing Wikipedia, and we look forward to you being a part of the Collaborative! -- EdwardsBot (talk) 01:38, 10 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) 02:29, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

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

Hi ScreaminEagle, 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) 19:27, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

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

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

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 35. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 14:04, 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) 23:20, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

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

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

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 36. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:09, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

DC meetups on April 19 and 20[edit]

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these events! Kirill [talk] 20:14, 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] 23:15, 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] 18:29, 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) 00:55, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on June 6[edit]

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 12:00, 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) 04:10, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

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

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

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:40, 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) 15:35, 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] 00:15, 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] 03:55, 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] 11:31, 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] 18:47, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 14:47, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Kirill [talk] 16:39, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 05:42, 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] 02:02, 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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The Great American Wiknic and other events in July[edit]

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

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

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

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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

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Greetings!

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

Best,

James Hare

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