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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Stewartadcock,

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

So a few things about the interviews:

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

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

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

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


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:14, 2 March 2012 (UTC)


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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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You're invited! FemTech Edit-a-Thon at Claremont Graduate University[edit]

October 26 - FemTech Edit-a-Thon & Roundtable - You are invited!
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Everyone is invited to the first FemTech Edit-a-Thon & Roundtable at Claremont Graduate University on October 26 from 3-6 pm. The event will open with a roundtable discussion about feminism and anti-racist technology projects, followed by an edit-a-thon focusing on feminists & women in science. Experienced Wikipedians will be on hand to support new editors. We hope you can join us!

Sign up here - see you there! 00:59, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of List of surfing areas for deletion[edit]

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

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

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 22:54, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

That awfully maintained page is gone now. Good riddance, I say! Stewart Adcock (talk)

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} 02:36, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
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Scouting Project[edit]

I spotted some of you edits to UK Scouting articles. They really need much more help than they have received recently as the editors who wrote them, except me (and I'm in Australia), have retired, and we just get newbies adding stuff usually with no sources. Have you thought of getting active in:-

--Bduke (Discussion) 22:40, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the invite - but I'm not able to be very active these days. Sorry. I do, however, continue to fix mistakes or low-quality content as I come across it if I feel qualified to do so. Stewart Adcock (talk) 18:58, 14 May 2013 (UTC) (A fellow computational chemist!)

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 04:20, 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 03:10, 22 August 2013 (UTC)


Dear Mr Adcock,

I downloaded GAUL from Sourceforge yesterday (October 4) and realized that the version downloaded is now 11 years old. Raised the question in my mind as to the status of the GAUL project and, indeed, whether you any longer pursue or are interested in pursuing its further development.

I ran the STRUGGLE.C program and I was delighted to see it do its thing. I'm running it on a UBUNTU 12.04 box and compilation and linking were quite smooth. However, the examples distro ran into problems in the configuration step: erroneously reported that GAUL was not installed. Perhaps you could shed light on this behavior. I wound up simply going to the SRC directory and copying .c files from there. Not elegant, but it works.

I hope that you have not abandoned the GAUL project. It seems to me that it is quite a beautiful contribution to the field. Very impressive. I am interested in GAUL not from the standpoint of biology or chemistry, but as a tool for social analysis of managerial/administrative systems in competition with each other.

I would much enjoy hearing from you. In the meantime, my thanks for your contribution. (talk) 19:06, 5 October 2013 (UTC) Mark Allyn Lecturer: MBA Program, DeSales University

Thank you for your kind words. A better way to contact me is probably to start looking at
The most recent "official" release is around 11 years old. While there has been a number of minor updates since then, nothing worthy of a full release. GAUL is quite mature and stable in that sense. Maybe one is due now, if only to ensure it works out-of-the-box on modern systems.
Stewart Adcock (talk) 12:32, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

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.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) 23:42, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

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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)

Gallery at 356 S. Mission Rd.
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

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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