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Hello, Sturunner! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! FastLizard4 (TalkLinksSign) 03:22, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
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Meetup[edit]

Per our discussion at the office, here's the link: Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 3. SchuminWeb (Talk) 01:39, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

League of Copyeditors roll call[edit]

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Removed Citation on [Death of Neda Agha-Soltan]][edit]

Your edit here removed a citation that was cited elsewhere in the article. Was it an unreliable source? It seems reliable to me. Please be careful when removing citation. Sligocki (talk) 02:49, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Article move.[edit]

You moved the article and asked for one source which used this terminology? I did a quick hunt for a few. If you'd like, I could find more. All these use the terminology in the same context. This is the commonly accepted "terminology." It would be nice if you could put things back together like they're supposed to be, thanks,

Peace and Passion   ("I'm listening....") 02:51, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

You could just do a Google search to see how this is the commonly accepted name too, and thus in line with Wikipeida's naming policies...: "Sex abuse hysteria"

Title      Sex abuse hysteria
Author  Richard A. Gardner
Edition 2, illustrated
Publisher       Creative Therapeutics, 1991
(also film of the same name, Cited by 66 sources according to Google Scholar)
Title   Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act for Dealing with Sex Abuse Hysteria
Journal Issues in Child Abuse Accusations 
Author  RA Gardner
Year    IPT Forensics, 1993
Mass Hysteria in Oude Pekela. Benjamin Rossen, Vol 1, No 1, 1989
The Phenomenon of Child Sexual Abuse Hysteria as a Social Syndrome: A New Kind of Expert Testimony. Lawrence D. Spiegel, Vol 2, No 1, 1990
News Media Coverage and National Hysteria, Volume 7, 1995
Hysteria spreads, Volume 7, 1995
A Canadian Perspective on Child Sexual Abuse Accusations in the Gender War, Brian Hindmarch, Vol 3, 1991
"This phenomenon must be understood when examining the present child sexual abuse hysteria."
Chapter         Sex Abuse Hysteria (9)
Title            Everyday irrationality: how pseudo-scientists, lunatics, and the rest of us systematically fail to think rationally
Author          Robyn M. Dawes
Edition Illustrated
Publisher       Westview Press, 2002
Title              Making monsters: false memories, psychotherapy, and sexual hysteria
Authors        Richard Ofshe, Ethan Watters
Publisher       Charles Scribner's, 1994
Original from   the University of Michigan
Title:     Witch Hunt: A True Story of Social Hysteria and Abused Justice  Positive Review Positive Review
Author:         Kathryn Lyon
Publisher:      Avon Books, 1998
Title:     Threatened Children: Rhetoric and Concern About Child Victims   Positive Review Positive Review Positive Review
Author:         Joel Best
Publisher:      University of Chicago Press © 1990
Quote:         Dr. Best blames much of America's hysteria on the media, particularly the "ten second sound bites."
Title              The abuse of innocence: the McMartin Preschool trial
               Notable trials library
Authors        Paul Eberle, Shirley Eberle
Edition        illustrated, braille
Publisher      Prometheus Books, 1993
Original from  the University of Michigan
Quote:         "The result was mass hysteria unlike anything experienced in America in decades."

Just wondering if you could explain why you moved the page again completely against consensus and evidence?

Peace and Passion   ("I'm listening....") 05:20, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Page moving[edit]

PLEASE do not try fixing things like that yourself! It is extremely frustrating trying to figure out where everything is supposed to go.
If something similar happens again, just post to WP:ANI and ask an admin to sort it out. J.delanoygabsadds 05:07, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

In case people do try to look up the article as "Godhra train attack" (or "incident" or "massacre"), with or without capitalized words, I've made REDIRECTs there so they see the article at Godhra train burning. This should remove any need to rename the article, and I hope it will end the dispute. Sizzle Flambé (/) 07:47, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

October 2009[edit]

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Move warring, per this complaint at WP:AN3. EdJohnston (talk) 14:04, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

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BJP[edit]

[1] I don't know whether this is true, but it sounds important, and it needs a citation. Do you know where we could find one? JosiahHenderson (talk) 04:39, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

not offhand. Could be in the general temple article or in the article on the train attack. Gotta crash (I'm working early tm). Sturunner (talk) 07:08, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Re: Settlements and bankruptcies in Catholic sex abuse cases[edit]

Hi, I just undid your undoing of my removal of the info on the "Settlements and bankruptcies in Catholic sex abuse cases" page. I listed the reason I did this the second time as because it is redundant information that was listed above it. But you should be aware that this information did not actually appear on the page.

In addition to this, when you undid my revision, you removed the information I inserted about the Diocese of Savannah.

I would appreciate if you would not simply "undo" my revision so that you do not delete the information I have added.

The information you reinserted already appears in an edited format in the "Diocese of Sacramento" section. If the info that is there is not detailed enough please edit that section.

And *PLEASE* make sure that information you add actually appears on the wikipedia page itself. Mrbusta (talk) 17:38, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

WP:CONSENSUS[edit]

When enough people disagree with your edits, such as here and here, you are expected to accept tentative consensus and bring things up on the talk page. Please go to talk:Day care sex abuse hysteria.

Also regarding Philip Jenkins, he has done some research on the catholic sex abuse cases (see here) and further has verifiably talked about it in a newspaper. Unless there is a statement somewhere that he has altered his opinion (and it's actually noted in his CV so I doubt it) it should remain on the page. WLU (t) (c) Wikipedia's rules:simple/complex 13:37, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

May 2010[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Catholic sex abuse cases‎. Note that the three-revert rule prohibits making more than three reversions on a single page within a 24-hour period. Additionally, users who perform several reversions in content disputes may be blocked for edit warring even if they do not technically violate the three-revert rule. When in dispute with another editor you should first try to discuss controversial changes to work towards wording and content that gains a consensus among editors. Should that prove unsuccessful, you are encouraged to seek dispute resolution, and in some cases it may be appropriate to request page protection. Please stop the disruption, otherwise you may be blocked from editing. Bilby (talk) 04:02, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

I have repeatedly asked for cites for obvious defenses of child rape by Catholic priests & nuns[edit]

And there aren't any. Ever. Just revisions by defenders of the indefensible. Fortunately, there are courts, in the US & Australia, as well as public opinion. And there is a growing lack of donations to guilty bishops & the Vatican. WP articles are increasingly irrelevant. We win where it is necessary--in court & public opinion.

venceremos

Sturunner (talk) 04:16, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Nuns? Do they come into the picture at all? No one is defending the indefensible. Child rape obviously is wrong and causes grievious hurt, esp. by today's standards and laws. The abusers ought to be reported to the police. And those who cover up for them also did wrong. What's happening is the media is currently ignoring "today’s hurricane to report a stiff wind long ago". And what's new is the media has started a witch hunt against the Church and her leader (Pope Benedict) who has done the most to address the issue. So what a number of us are doing is basically to put the whole issue in context of the society then, the Church's responses, the problem of over-emphasis and inaccuracies in media coverage, etc. joo (talk) 00:57, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Why did you remove a media criticism on the TALK page?[edit]

I posted a media criticism by Tom Hoopes on "10 Ways Media Has Failed to Protect Children". This include the exaggerated and selective media coverage of the Catholic Sex Abuse Cases and media non-coverage of a much higher incidence of abuses among educators and even teens referred to Planned Parenthood. Why did you remove it? And it's on the Talk page. Our page mediator Xavexgoem wrote, "Stop edit warring on a talk page, fercryinoutloud." joo (talk) 00:57, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Calling the removal of multiple WP violations vandalism is disingenuous and insulting. Please try to be a more mature and constructive participant on wikipedia.LedRush (talk) 03:30, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Vandalism / Removing talk page comments[edit]

Reverting good faith edits of other users as 'vandalism' is against policy, and there's strong precedent for action to be taken in situations of repeat mistagging at WP:ANI. You've been warned of this before. I'd highly recommend reading the WP:Vandalism page, and being very careful about which edits you mark as such.

Jess

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05:21, 24 July 2010 (UTC)


Also, please do not remove talk page comments which you don't agree with. Vandalism from users who have been warned of their behavior repeatedly is one thing... good faith contributions to the discussion is quite another.

Jess

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05:35, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

July 2010[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Catholic sex abuse cases. Note that the three-revert rule prohibits making more than three reversions on a single page within a 24-hour period. Additionally, users who perform several reversions in content disputes may be blocked for edit warring even if they do not technically violate the three-revert rule. When in dispute with another editor you should first try to discuss controversial changes to work towards wording and content that gains a consensus among editors. Should that prove unsuccessful, you are encouraged to seek dispute resolution, and in some cases it may be appropriate to request page protection. If the edit warring continues, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.

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05:19, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Sexual abuse[edit]

In regard to the sexual abuse article: I have no problem acknowledging that child sexual abuse can equate to child rape. However, the article is about sexual abuse in general, not just sexual abuse of children, thus it is reasonable that the first line discusses the general issue. So your change from:

Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation ...

to:

Sexual abuse, also referred to as child rape ...

is effectively ignoring the other types of sexual abuse that exist toward people other than children, and therefore is incorrect. The notion of child sexual abuse is raised a couple of sentence later in the lead, so it isn't being ignored.

In regard to your second change, from "child molestation" to "child rape", you are on better footing, but doing so ignores the wide range of ways in which a child can suffer at the hands of another person while still not being necessarily "raped" in any legal sense. It is horrible, but there are many forms of child sexual molestation, some of which do not equate to child rape, so the statement that the two are equivalent is incorrect. - Bilby (talk) 02:39, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

No Personal Attacks[edit]

Please do not attack Wikipedia editors, as you did in a recent edit summary on Catholic sex abuse cases, saying WP editors have a "pro-pedophilia" bias. Such a claim is considered to be a personal attack, and is forbidden by the WP:NPA policy. Furthermore, you might note the phrase "you'll catch more flies with honey than vinegar." If you check the talk page for the article, you'll see that we're currently discussing the issue, and that, in fact, we're slowly moving to the consensus not to include that section. But changes are much better made through consensus than through edit warring. Qwyrxian (talk) 03:14, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

August 2010[edit]

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Jesstalk|edits 04:48, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Stop hand nuvola.svg This is the final warning you will receive regarding your disruptive edits. If you vandalize Wikipedia again, as you did at Talk:Catholic sex abuse cases, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. You cannot remove talk page discussion you disagree with. Talk page discussion can only be removed when it is blatant vandalism. In cases where it is egregiously off-topic, it is sometimes appropriate to hat the discussion or move it to user space. This was neither; The user was talking about a specific (quoted) section of the article politely and respectfully, and cited sources. Removing it is disruptive. You know this, and have been warned of it repeatedly in the past. This is the last warning I will give you about this behavior before filing a report. Please stop. Jesstalk|edits 02:36, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Fr rohirrim[edit]

I declined to block in response to your AIV report for Fr rohirrim (talk · contribs) - though I did warn them for their edits, as they still had a redlinked talk page. If you've got evidence of a sockfarm working this article, or if there is behavioral evidence of sockpuppetry that isn't immediately apparent, your best bet is to file a report at WP:SPI. They're the ones best able to judge such things, and they can run the appropriate checks for IPs and such. Good luck, UltraExactZZ Said ~ Did 12:05, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

September 2010[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to Day care sex abuse hysteria, did not appear to be constructive and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, and read the welcome page to learn more about contributing constructively to this encyclopedia. The reverted edit can be found here. Thank you. Allmightyduck  What did I do wrong? 00:09, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Eidetic memory[edit]

Hello Sturunner. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Eidetic memory, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: There is sufficient context to identify the subject of the article. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 03:45, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia DC Meetup 13[edit]

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November 2010[edit]

Information.svg Hi Sturunner. Thank you for your work on patrolling pages and tagging for speedy deletion. I just wanted to inform you that I declined to delete Institute for Psychological Therapies, a page that you tagged for speedy deletion under criterion 7 because of the following concern: article contained a couple of references, and way exceeded the requirements of A7. Please review the criteria for speedy deletion and especially what is considered non-criteria. In future you should rather tag such pages for proposed deletion or start an appropriate deletion discussion. Regards Elen of the Roads (talk) 01:43, 13 November 2010 (UTC) Elen of the Roads (talk) 01:43, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiXDC: Wikipedia 10th Birthday![edit]

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The Courage To Heal[edit]

Per WP:LEAD, the lead section does not need to be sourced so long as the information is sourced in the body. Please stop removing the information from the lead, you obviously do not have consensus as neither Arthur Rubin, nor I support the removal. WLU (t) (c) Wikipedia's rules:simple/complex 11:59, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Abuse of speedy deletion[edit]

Please do not place articles with reliable sourcing up for speedy deletion, as you did with Chris Brand. That is in violation of numerous policies. If you wish to nominate a sourced article, please use WP:AFD. Jokestress (talk) 07:02, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

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

  1. At WikiXDC in January, User:Harej proposed that DC submit a bid to host Wikimania 2012. A bid and organizing committee is being formed and seeks additional volunteers to help. Please look at our bid page and sign up if you want to help out. You can also signup for the bid team's email list.
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[Edits reverted without discussion Talk:Godhra_train_burning#Tehelka_Investigation here

Hi, the edits mentioned are reverted based on what is discussed here Talk:Godhra_train_burning#Tehelka_Investigation. Could you please explain changes from your side or do you consider courts in India as Hindutva and those who have opinion otherwise as not Hindutva? What is this logic? I understand that I am not bracketed as Hindutva here.Thisthat2011 (talk) 07:12, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

DC Meetup: May 7 @ Tenleytown Library[edit]

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

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Hindutva dominated courts do not determine truth[edit]

Seems people are passing judgments on others.असक्ताह सततम्, कार्यम् कर्म समाच्रर | असक्तॊ ही अचरण कर्म 22:10, 27 April 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thisthat2011 (talkcontribs)

False accusation of "vandalism"[edit]

Please refrain from leaving false accusations of "vandalism" in your edit summaries as you did regarding my responsible editing on the Catholic sex abuse cases article. Such comments don't do you any credit. If you feel that this matter requires discussion then please do so on the article's discussion page. Anglicanus (talk) 06:36, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Smithsonian Archives of American Art Backstage Pass[edit]

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GLAM-Wiki Baltimore meetup[edit]

"Vandalism"[edit]

Please do not label edits such as this as vandalism when reverting. Certainly POV and should be removed, but there is no reason to believe the edits were not made in good faith. I have instructed the user in question on using reliable sources and neutral point of view.

Also, am I correct to assume that User:Stunner16 is you as well? If so, you should state as such on your user page (or discontinue use of that account), so that you will not be in violation of WP:SOCK. -RunningOnBrains(talk) 13:16, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

DC Meetup, July 29[edit]

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WP:EW warning on Catholic sex abuse cases[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Catholic sex abuse cases. Users are expected to collaborate with others and avoid editing disruptively.

In particular, the three-revert rule states that:

  1. Making more than three reversions on a single page within a 24-hour period is almost always grounds for an immediate block.
  2. Do not edit war even if you believe you are right.

If you find yourself in an editing dispute, use the article's talk page to discuss controversial changes; work towards a version that represents consensus among editors. You can post a request for help at an appropriate noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases it may be appropriate to request temporary page protection. If you continue to edit war, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.   — Jess· Δ 03:54, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Blocked[edit]

This edit was not a vandalism revert. You should not have called it vandalism in your edit summary. As I see you have been warned multiple times for this, I am blocking you. Please use the time to fully read WP:VAND and use the term correctly when you come back.

You have been blocked temporarily from editing for abuse of editing privileges. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you would like to be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding the text {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}, but you should read the guide to appealing blocks first.

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

DC Meetup 23 & Annual Membership Meeting

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

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

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Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Talk:Ralph Underwager[edit]

I have closed this MFD nomination because from the reasoning you gave, it seems like you were really trying to nominate the article for deletion, not just the talk page. If so, you should re-submit to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. If using Twinkle, make sure you are on the article instead of the talk page when you select the option to nominate it for deletion. That way Twinkle will create the right type of nomination page. Let me know if you have any questions. --RL0919 (talk) 23:18, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

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

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

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Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner[edit]

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Catholic sex abuse cases[edit]

Hi, I posted a new section at Talk:Catholic sex abuse cases#Does 'Third Reich 1933-1945' really belong here, which you might be informed on. You were engaged in the issue in the past and I's like to see if there is any consensus on how to move forward. Insomesia (talk) 04:03, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

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

"Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
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The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Wikimedia DC present the "Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon. Drawing from their vast vaults of art, the caretakers of the Smithsonian American Art Museum have meticulously drawn forth canvas jewels to import into Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia articles. The museum directors and staff are excited about this project, and would love to have experienced Wikimedians help in the effort! Kirill [talk] 18:08, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

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

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries[edit]

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

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

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

DC Meetup #33[edit]

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

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

Kirill [talk] 14:09, 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] 04:34, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Hunter Moore[edit]

Hello Sturunner. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Hunter Moore, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Article claims coverage in reliable sources. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 06:03, 27 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) 02:19, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

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

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

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 35. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 13:54, 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) 23:09, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

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

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

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 36. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 18:59, 10 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] 20:04, 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] 23:04, 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] 18:19, 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) 00:43, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Nice to meet you at this. Thanks for coming. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:14, 30 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] 11:48, 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) 03:53, 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] 19:23, 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! :)

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Harej (talk) 15:18, 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] 23:58, 5 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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Luce Foundation Center

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] 03:38, 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] 11:13, 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] 18:29, 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] 14:28, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 05:23, 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] 01:43, 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!

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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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