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Pages I have created[edit]

ITN[edit]

I need your help here -- The Egyptian Liberal (talk) 14:27, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Done as requested --Smart30 (talk) 03:31, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Re:[edit]

While I appreciate the template welcoming, but I've had an account before and I'd prefer to help from the shadows. Thanks though, people like you who welcome others do a fantastic service to the community and is much better off because of it.

68.58.76.65 (talk) 04:18, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Friendly answers :)[edit]

Hi! Well, I am open to any questions as long as I have some time to answer them (I do have some time now :)) I have actually finished a Bachelor's in European Studies and have some interest in the field. I consider myself to be a follower of Europeanism and a Euro optimist, so to speak. That is why I, naturally, support my country's deeper integration into the Union. The same goes for the much needed Schengen accession. I do, however, fear that Bulgaria is hardly ready for the former (for sure) and probably for the latter, as well. I also consider my country's EU accession a bit premature, given its economic and political development at the time. It certainly was a good move from a macro-political perspective, but I just don't think things should be rushed like that. I am really happy with the accession and everything, though. Also I feel pretty optimistic about Schengen and not so for the Eurozone. Thank God, we have to wait 3 years at least prior to accession. This might as well be enough time for one or two necessary reforms and help us avoid any economic downfall. Well, that's about it on this topic. Feel free to ask anything you wish :) Cheers, --Laveol T 11:06, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Umm, where should I start, then? From last to first. The so-called Demographic crisis is irreversible, in my opinion. Social policies in the country are not helping. Nor is economic development, for the matter. It is pretty much the same in most European countries, even such where there are actual conditions for reversing the tendency. The recent census just showed what everybody already knew - the population is declining rapidly and this is especially so for Bulgarians (less so for ethnic Turks within the country and probably the contrary for Roma people). The only thing that could turn it is immigration. And I do not expect any influx of people willing to live here (apart from retired Brits and Germans), while Bulgarian youths will be more and more attracted to study and subsequently work and live in the States or Western Europe. And this is not because of the situation here, but because of the easier access to the West. Min you, I'm not saying things here are bad. They are getting better with time, but there is only some level of "betterness" they could get to. And I do quite enjoy it here. Most of the time :)

As for the Cyrillic. There have been voices that we should change to Latin, but to be fair, those voices were weak and did not last for long. I do not think we will give up on it in the near future, however. Yes, kids do tend to use the Latin when writing (especially on the net), but at a certain age most of them suddenly start defending Cyrillic by all means. You will hardly stumble on a Bulgarian forum on the net which lacks a rule like "Writing in any other script than Cyrillic is strictly forbidden". Moreover, we do bolster as the inventors of the script. Giving up on it you might as well throw your identity out of the window, they say. There is also a lot of nationalism into this, but it, too, seems to be on the decline. My feeling is that most people simply like Cyrillic. We have a certain nostalgic feeling for it, me included. I enjoy writing it and that's pretty much it. We do need a better Romanization system, though. The current one is somewhat sucky :D --Laveol T 12:03, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hi smart30, and thank you for your warm and welcoming note. And especially thank you for your offer of help. I'm sure I will take advantage of that. I am very enthusiastic about Wikipedia, and want to help however I can. With best wishesBeecher70 (talk) 02:02, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

I too would like to thank you for the welcome. But Iam not new here. I just don't often log in as the college computers i use fire wall wont allow it. nice gesture though 82.40.4.248 (talk) 04:36, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Arab Spring map[edit]

Your map of the Arab Spring still includes the Island of Rhodes as part of Turkey. --Smart (talk) 03:03, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

I was unaware the map is still being used. I will update it at my soonest convenience. Technically as Greece and Spain are listed under "impact", Rhodes will be represented in dark grey anyway after my revision. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. -Kudzu1 (talk) 04:21, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Perhaps, but Rhodes had no protests. I'm a Rhodian independence supporter. Ha :) --Smart (talk) 04:55, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

The lion of Egyptian revolution (Qasr al-Nil Bridge).jpg[edit]

I was wondering if you could give you opinion on the picture nomination to be a featured picture. -- The Egyptian Liberal (talk) 10:07, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject Judaism[edit]

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WikiProject Judaism
An invitation to join us!                                                                                                            If you are already a member of WikiProject Judaism, disregard this message.

Hello Smart30, you're invited to participate in WikiProject Judaism, a WikiProject dedicated to developing and improving articles about all aspects of Judaism and Jewish Life. You can check out the Judaism WikiProject page for more information about the project and what our goals are. You can join by adding your name here. We hope to see you join us! ___________ -Invited on 1 July 2011 by Magister Scienta.

Proposed deletion of Puerto Rico gubernatorial election, 2012[edit]

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Republican presidential debate[edit]

Hi Smart30, I can't seem to find a source for the November 12th CBS debate you added, where did you find it? Thanks, NYyankees51 (talk) 14:16, 24 October 2011 (UTC) Never mind, I see the talk page. But I don't think that's a reliable enough source so I'm going to go ahead and remove it until we get better sources. NYyankees51 (talk) 14:19, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

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I'm moving the discussion to the article talk. NYyankees51 (talk) 17:25, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

LA-area Meetup: Saturday, November 19[edit]

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You are invited to the first-ever backstage pass tour and Wikipedia editathon hosted by the Reagan Presidential Library, in Simi Valley, on Saturday, November 19th! The Reagan Library, home to a real Air Force One and other treasures from American history, will take Wikipedians on a special tour of the grounds and archives, followed by an editathon; free catered lunch provided. Please sign up! Dominic·t 21:52, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
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Republic of China article[edit]

Since you mentioned the Republic of China in your user page, I guess you are interested to share your insights at Talk:Republic of China#Requested Move (February 2012). Thanks for your attention. 61.18.170.66 (talk) 17:58, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

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You are invited to the second Great American Wikinic taking place in Pan-Pacific Park, in Los Angeles, on Saturday, June 23, 2012! Last year's was a blast (see the LA Weekly blog post on it) and we hope we can do better this year. We would love to have you there! howcheng {chat} 04:25, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
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Flags and Same-sex marriage legislation around the world[edit]

Could you give your opinion here? Ron 1987 (talk) 00:38, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Could you give your opinion about this edit here? Ron 1987 (talk) 20:15, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Credits[edit]

Thank you for mentioning me on the credits of your userpage. Debresser (talk) 20:21, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

2013 Wikinic[edit]

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You are invited to the third Great American Wikinic taking place in Pan-Pacific Park, in Los Angeles, on Saturday, June 22, 2013! We would love to see you there! howcheng {chat} 02:33, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
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Wikipedia Meetup[edit]

You are invited to "Come Edit Wikipedia!" at the West Hollywood Library on Saturday, July 27th, 2013. There will be coffee, cookies, and good times! -- Olegkagan (talk) — Message delivered by Hazard-Bot at 04:19, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup[edit]

Help build the Wikipedia community in Southern California at "Come Edit Wikipedia!" presented by the West Hollywood Library on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 from 1-5pm. Drop in for some lively editing and conversation! Plus, it's a library, so there are plenty of sources. --Olegkagan (talk) — Message delivered by Hazard-Bot at 03:08, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

March 9 edit-a-thon at MOCA in downtown LA[edit]

LA Meetup: March 9 edit-a-thon at MOCA
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You have been invited to a meetup and edit-a-thon at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 11 am to 6 pm! This event is in collaboration with MOCA and the arts collective East of Borneo and aims to improve coverage of LA art since the 1980s. (Even if contemporary art isn't your thing, you're welcome to join too!) Please RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there! User:Calliopejen1 (talk)

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May 10 Asian Pacific American edit-a-thon in LA[edit]

LA Meetup: May 10 Asian Pacific American edit-a-thon
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You have been invited to a meetup and edit-a-thon at the Junipero Serra Branch of the LA Public Library (4607 S. Main St., 90037) on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm! This event is sponsored by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association and aims to improve coverage of Asian Pacific American topics, particularly as they relate to southern California. Please RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:11, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

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LA edit-a-thons on May 23 and 31[edit]

LA meetups: Adrianne Wadewitz memorial edit-a-thons on May 23 and May 31
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

There are two LA edit-a-thons in memory of Adrianne Wadewitz, a prolific Wikipedia editor, in the coming weeks. Please join us May 23 at Occidental College and May 31 at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry to combat systemic bias and help further Adrianne's legacy. No experience needed! Please RSVP at the relevant page(s) if you plan to attend.

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L.A. events on June 21 and July 6[edit]

Upcoming L.A. events: Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon (Saturday, June 21, 12-5pm) and Wiknic (Sunday, July 6, ~9:30am-4pm)

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Get hungry for the Wiknic!

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The L.A. Wikipedia community has two exciting events coming up in the next few weeks: an edit-a-thon sponsored by the online magazine East of Borneo, and the fourth annual Los Angeles Wiknic!

The East of Borneo event is an edit-a-thon that aims to build a better history of art in Southern California. This next chapter of their Unforgetting L.A. series will take place on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 5pm at 356 S. Mission Rd. (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. For more info, see eastofborneo.org/unforgetting.

The Wiknic is a part of the nationwide Great American Wiknic. We'll be grilling, getting to know each other better, and building the L.A. Wikipedia community! The event is tentatively planned for Pan-Pacific Park (map) and will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:59, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

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Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon on September 6[edit]

Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon: Saturday, September 6 from 11am to 4pm
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You are invited to meet up with online magazine East of Borneo for an edit-a-thon to build a better history of art in Southern California. This next event in their Unforgetting L.A. series will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 11am - 4pm at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. For more info, see eastofborneo.org/unforgetting.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:39, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. Meetup on September 21[edit]

The 20th Los Angeles meetup: Sunday, September 21 from 11am to 4pm

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

Join us on Sunday, September 21, from 11am to 4pm at Kramer Studio in Mid-City (map) for a meetup and edit-a-thon! Get to know the Los Angeles Wikipedia community and do some editing (or learn to edit!) in a collaborative environment. Please RSVP and consider becoming a member of the SoCal task force to help us improve articles about everything in the region.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:00, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. events on October 7 and 16[edit]

Upcoming L.A. events: Wik-Ed Women edit-a-thon (10/7, 6-10pm) and UCR edit-a-thon (10/16, 10am-4pm)

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The Southern California Wikipedia community has two exciting events coming up in the next few weeks: a Wik-Ed Women editing session downtown designed to combat systemic bias, and a Wikipedia Loves Libraries event at UC Riverside!

Wik-Ed Women is a new monthly series of informal Wikipedia editing sessions for Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists. This second session will take place on Tuesday, October 7 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

The UC Riverside Wikipedia Loves Libraries event is an edit-a-thon targeting articles related to UC Riverside, SoCal, and beyond. Join students and faculty learning how to edit! This event will take place on Thursday, October 16 from 10am to 4pm at UCR's Tomás Rivera Library. Again, RSVPs are requested here.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:47, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

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SoCal edit-a-thons on October 21 and 25[edit]

Upcoming SoCal edit-a-thons: UC Riverside (10/21, 10am-3pm) and Unforgetting L.A. (10/25, 9am-5pm)
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The Southern California Wikipedia community has two more events scheduled for the month of October: a water-related edit-a-thon at UC Riverside, and an Unforgetting L.A. event at the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar in conjunction with L.A. as Subject!

As part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries and to celebrate Open Access Week, UC Riverside is participating alongside other Western Waters Digital Library members in an edit-a-thon focusing on water issues. Join students and faculty learning how to edit! This event will take place on Tuesday, October 21 from 10am to 3pm at UCR's Orbach Science Library (map). RSVPs are requested here.

The Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon and training workshop will take place at the 9th annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, and is hosted by online magazine East of Borneo in partnership with L.A. as Subject. Join us on Saturday, October 25 from 9am to 5pm at the USC Doheny Memorial Library (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:06, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. event on November 11, and a new Facebook group[edit]

Wik-Ed Women editing session (11/11, 6-10pm), and join our new Facebook group!

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The LA Wikipedia community has a new Facebook group! Become a member to keep up to date with all of our upcoming events and to connect with local Wikipedians!

In addition, we have one upcoming event: the third Wik-Ed Women editing session will take place on Tuesday, November 11 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. This series of informal get-togethers is designed to encourage Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome!) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:20, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. event on November 11 CANCELED[edit]

Wik-Ed Women editing session CANCELED

Due to health issues affecting one of the organizers, the third Wik-Ed Women editing session (originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 11) has been canceled. We expect the series to pick up again sometime in December. Sorry for the inconvenience, and hope to see you in the near future! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:08, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. edit-a-thon this Sunday, December 14[edit]

L.A. meetup: December 14 edit-a-thon at the California African American Museum
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

East of Borneo's "Unforgetting L.A." edit-a-thon series continues this weekend at the California African American Museum! Please join us this Sunday, December 14 from 11am to 4pm. Beginners welcome! You'll learn to create new articles that improve Wikipedia's coverage of African American art in Los Angeles, past and present. Please click here for full event details and to RSVP if you plan to attend.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:25, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

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