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Conspiracy teories[edit]

I don't like the way of inputing more realistic point of view into 'conspiracy teories' - all more educated Americans already know the truth. Other people live not aware as they under the influence of propaganda. What we gonna do with this? On which side we are? All English wikipedia supports untruly facts as one checks another. This makes the official version very stable. Will we need to wait until the history will show the real true? But TRUE will not be thanksgiving to wikipedia. I know this mechanisms much better as I'm a Polish and I lived in such system of selfchecking many years. But finally truth won in Poland. I you can do it Americans - if we were able do it in the past - you also can. Peace my men!!!

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Unhealthy interest[edit]

Your dismissive reference to me and wikilink was, IMHO, counterproductive. I feel like it only served to belittle me and hold me up to ridicule. I would politely ask that you retract that comment. If you would read the comments, the majority of those edits were working towards consensus, which is what the project is about.Die4Dixie (talk) 19:01, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

When you edit on no other topic for two months I consider it unhealthy. The degree of your reaction actually helps to make my case. When I look more than two months back in your edit history I see that you used to be involved in other topics. I'd recommend balancing your time on som e of those topics in addition to any editing you choose to do on Obama related articles. --StuffOfInterest (talk) 19:04, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
the degree of my reaction was not even proportionate to the purposely dismissive tone of your post to the ANI thread. If you want to discuss that, then I still request that you retract the comment, which has no place on a thread about Kossack and use my talk page. I was in Mexico for over a month and was unable to edit. Your characterization of my interest as unhealthy served what purpose? I don't think that what you have said reaches the level of a personal attack by Wikipedia's standards, but in the parlance of common plain speaking men, Sir, you attacked me. Die4Dixie (talk) 19:11, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm inviting your comment[edit]

Here (and also, if possible, here?)  \sim Justmeherenow (  ) 05:25, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

MfD nomination of User:StuffOfInterest/Userboxes/User no death penalty[edit]

Resolved: Withdrawn

User:StuffOfInterest/Userboxes/User no death penalty, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:StuffOfInterest/Userboxes/User no death penalty and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:StuffOfInterest/Userboxes/User no death penalty during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Josh Atkins (talk - contribs) 15:26, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Sorry. --Josh Atkins (talk - contribs) 18:02, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
No harm. I'm sorry you stepped into that mine field. You may notice that I don't even display those boxes anymore based on some reaction to my RfA. Still, I'll continue to defend other's right to show them. --StuffOfInterest (talk) 20:07, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Political userboxes[edit]

Hey. I'm sorry I didn't list the policies I was referring to (I honestly did think it was obvious), but here's a list: User:Jatkins/Political UBXs. You've probably noticed of those UBXs I've Mfded, I've done so to both pro and anti arguments. I have strong political opinions of my own; I'm not at all apolitical, but I'm all for removing them from Wikipedia.

I've not Mfded any which merely state membership of political parties, etc. Only provocative statements. I've got to say that I seriously doubt you can believe the userbox that says "homosexuality is immoral" or the one with a great big cross above the acronym LGBT is acceptable. I just can't comprehend that. Those two statements are, regardless of what you believe (I'm straight), vulgar and inherently provocative.

I've got to hand it to you though, you've certainly been quick in responding to my Mfds, which is great; I'm all for discussion. --Josh Atkins (talk - contribs) 16:22, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

After a quick look at your user page, it would seem we definitely agree on politics, but perhaps not userboxes :).--16:31, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." --StuffOfInterest (talk) 16:31, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
Firstly, thank you. Secondly, I'd like to discuss this: "the outcome was to move any advocacy into user space where it becomes clear that it is not a Wikipedia item". This is an opinion, but I think it's (perhaps) important: I totally agree that no ones gonna look at a political userbox and say "hey, Jimmy Wales and Wikimedia support x, and disagree with y". But that really doesn't matter. If a user strongly disagrees with x, it's hardly going to unify them and help their 'wikirelationship' (perhaps I'm being a little OTT here...) with the editor displaying that userbox. As Wikipedia policy states your user space (or mine) actually isn't, it turns out, yours (or mine). --Josh Atkins (talk - contribs) 16:50, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar of peace[edit]

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I can only say sorry :) Josh Atkins (talk - contribs) 18:43, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

hello[edit]

what are you doing???? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.218.17.197 (talk) 16:55, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Userboxes[edit]

Where are your userboxes that you have created i would love to see them. My Created Userboxes are here. --Mr. Unknown (talk) 12:57, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

The ones I took custodianship over are here, but in all honesty I haven't looked any of them over in a couple of years. Anything could have happened to them since then. --StuffOfInterest (talk) 13:22, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

D.C. Meetup, Saturday, June 6, 2009[edit]

The 7th DC Meetup dinner will be held this Saturday, June 6th, starting at 5 p.m. The event will be at Bertucci's, near George Washington University and the Foggy Bottom metro station. It will follow the Apps for Democracy open source event at GWU. For details or to RSVP if you haven't already, see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 7. (You have received this announcement because your user page indicates that you live in Maryland, Virginia, or DC.)
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Launch Escape/Abort System[edit]

Hi, thanks for the work on DIRECT! Please take a look on the DIRECT discussion page. Thanks. Fotoguzzi (talk) 13:22, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Response to dispute on Barack Obama[edit]

I've left a response on Unitanode's talk page clarifying my recent actions if you'd like to take a look. Thanks. Jeffrey Mall (talkcontribs) - 20:10, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Three Gorges Dam[edit]

Three Gorges Dam has been nominated for a good article reassessment. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to good article quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. Reviewers' concerns are here. Tom B (talk) 14:05, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

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

The 8th DC Meetup dinner will be held this Saturday, September 26, starting at 6 p.m. The event will be at Burma Restaurant (740 6th St, NW near the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station). For details or to RSVP if you haven't already, see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 8. (You have received this announcement because your user page indicates that you live in Maryland, Virginia, or DC.) --EdwardsBot (talk) 07:07, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Talk:GeForce 8-series chipsets[edit]

Talk:GeForce 8-series chipsets, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Talk:GeForce 8-series chipsets and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Talk:GeForce 8-series chipsets during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. uKER (talk) 03:07, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

WMATA Silver Line map[edit]

Since you commented on the earlier FFD discussion regarding File:WMATA Thin Silver Line Map.jpg, which was withdrawn due to the need for a venue change, I invite you to comment on the new discussion at PUF, at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files/2010 November 23#File:WMATA Thin Silver Line Map.jpg. SchuminWeb (Talk) 14:51, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Rocketry activity check[edit]

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Second opinion[edit]

Hi. I just created a redir for Merlin 1D. I was thinking of making it a redir to the Merlin 1D section of the Merlin article but, in the end, decided to match the existing redirs for the Merlin 1B and Merlin 1C and just point to the entire article. I would appreciate a second opinion on this. If you think these redirs would be better pointing to the section rather than the article, I would support that. Cheers. N2e (talk) 13:55, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

I'd point the redirect (actually, all three redirects) at the appropriate section. Might as well get people as close to the information they want as possible. --StuffOfInterest (talk) 15:21, 6 April 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Thanks for the opinion. N2e (talk) 15:57, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Shekar Ramanuja Sidarth[edit]

Hello. Back in 2006, you nominated this article for deletion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/S.R. Sidarth. I believe he is still non-notable and have renominated it for deletion. Your comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Shekar Ramanuja Sidarth (2nd nomination). Robofish (talk) 00:16, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Move request[edit]

Can you move Kingdom Tower (Jeddah) to Kingdom Tower? There is no ambiguity. Thanks Daniel Christensen (talk) 14:04, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear StuffOfInterest,

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 obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

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

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

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar — Preceding unsigned comment added by 35.9.115.210 (talk) 20:12, 2 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) 19:26, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Non-free rationale for File:WMATA Rendering Tysons West.gif[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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I don't want to spam you, but I think this is important, and would like to know your opinion. WingtipvorteX PTT 22:45, 3 August 2012 (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] 02:13, 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)

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DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Hillary Rodham Clinton move request[edit]

Greetings! A proposal has been made at Talk:Hillary Rodham Clinton#Requested move 8 to change the title of the article, Hillary Rodham Clinton to Hillary Clinton. This notification is provided to you per Wikipedia:Canvassing#Appropriate notification, because you have previously participated in a discussion on this subject. Cheers! bd2412 T 18:04, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

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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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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]

Greetings!

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

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

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

Best,

James Hare

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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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