User talk:Tdempsey

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Gilbert Baker[edit]

Hi there. I just came across your Gilbert Baker page, and I noticed that the content for it came almost directly from http://www.keywestcityofcolors.com/press/press_Gilbert.html. I looked around the site and couldn't find any information regarding it, but this might constitute a copyright violation. Instead of sending it to Wikipedia: Copyright problems where copyright violations go to die, I thought I'd appeal to you first to see if you wanted to fix it up and make it a bit more original. Let me know here or on the article talk page where I've copied this same comment. This is somebody I've never heard of, but I'd be interested in helping if you wanted. But I'll wait to hear from you. NymphadoraTonks 29 June 2005 04:36 (UTC)

Still not sure if this needs changing? tdempsey 03:03, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Cat:Gay Wikipedians[edit]

I just recently formed Cat:Gay Wikipedians; before that I was put in Cat:LGBT Wikipedians after it was decided to eliminate the original Cat:Queer Wikipedians (which someone else started up again). I started the new category because I'm gay, not "LGBT". I'm hoping other gay Wikipedians will join the category in the future. --Angr (t·c) 05:15, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Why? Why do we all have to belong to the same category? I have nothing in common with transsexuals and little in common with lesbians and bisexuals. It's like grouping Cat:Buddhist Wikipedians, Cat:Hindu Wikipedians, Cat:Jewish Wikipedians, Cat:Muslim Wikipedians, etc. into Cat:Non-Christian Wikipedians. --Angr (t·c) 06:02, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
Good point - and I don't want a pissing match. I can agree to a Cat:Gay Wikipedians as a sub-category to Cat:LGBT Wikipedians and would hope you use both tags. I'm not for being so separate since there is much overlap in all the communities. Of course, there is specific information to communities, too.
But to have one person in a category? I would be interested in seeing how many people use it.
tdempsey 16:28, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
The point of subcategories is to be included only in the hierarchically lowest appropriate one. Ideally, IMO, Category:LGBT Wikipedians would have hardly any user pages in it at all, just four subcategories Category:Lesbian Wikipedians, Category:Gay Wikipedians, Category:Bisexual Wikipedians, and Category:Transsexual and transgendered Wikipedians (or the like). Anyone in the upper category would be there because they couldn't decide which lower cat they wanted to be in, or didn't like to say. As for being the only one in it, keep in mind, Category:Gay Wikipedians is only six days old, it takes time before people notice new categories and decide to add themselves to them. When I added Category:Anglican and Episcopalian Wikipedians in September I was the only one in it for almost four weeks; now it has twelve people. --Angr (t·c) 19:23, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
I think you are missing the point. The purpose of Category:LGBT Wikipedians is to list people working on Category:LGBT and its sub-categories - the standard agreed upon on this website. I am a gay man and would not join Category:Gay Wikipedians since it is not descriptive or inclusive for our purposes. -- tdempsey 23:51, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
I don't think that's the point of Category:LGBT Wikipedians at all. I think it's just a way for Wikipedians who consider themselves lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transsexual to identify themselves as such; it's no different from the categories of Wikipedians by location, religion, politics, profession, or any of the other subcategories of Category:Wikipedians. I'm not working on Category:LGBT or its subcategories, nor am I listed at Wikipedia:LGBT notice board#Active Wikipedians interested in LGBT issues. I'm just a gay Wikipedian. --Angr (t·c) 10:23, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

LGBT-activist-stub[edit]

I just noticed that you added both LGBT-stub and activist-stub to the Joe Solmonese article yesterday and I wished to make you aware that there is a recently created stub {{LGBT-activist-stub}} for activists who specialise in this one area of activism. Caerwine Caerwhine 04:06, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks! I recently asked a question about this and you cleared it up. - tdempsey 04:09, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Categorizing[edit]

Hi there...just a couple of comments about some recent categorization you've done:

  1. Wikipedia actually has a pretty explicit rule against filing articles in categories and subcategories of the first category at the same time; what this means is that if an article is already filed in Category:LGBT media or Category:Transgender and transsexual people, then it can't also be filed in the general Category:LGBT.
  2. Pipetext after the category name is actually a filing scheme; you should only use a pipe followed by a space when you're applying the category to the absolute topmost defines-what-the-category-is article. So for Category:LGBT, the only article that should have [[:Category:LGBT| ]] on it is LGBT itself. Everything else should have either the category name with no pipetext at all if the appropriate filing letter is the first letter of the article title, or pipetext that defines how the article should be sorted alphabetically (e.g. [[:Category:Transgender and transsexual people|Araujo, Gwen]] or [[:Category:LGBT media|Body Politic, The]]) if the appropriate filing letter isn't the first letter of the article title.

Hope that helps a bit... Bearcat 02:14, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks, Bearcat!
I appreciate the tip. I am trying to get much more involved with Wikipedia and the LGBT category - and I was trying to figure out some of the finer points of categorizing. Let me know how I can be better in this area.
tdempsey 20:03, 21 December 2005 (UTC)


You helped choose {{subst:IDRIVEtopic article}} as this week's WP:ACID winner[edit]

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Category[edit]

Hello, I think you have put your User page into the wrong category. Your in the category for Wikipedians from Georgia, the country in Eastern Europe. If you are in fact from Georgia the US state, you need to move yourself to Category:Wikipedians in Georgia, USA. Thank you. Philip Stevens 19:59, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Fixed - thanks! tdempsey 06:59, 21 January 2006 (UTC)


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Replaceable fair use Image:Solmonese_Joe72.jpg[edit]

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Welcome to the LGBT WikiProject![edit]

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Hi, Tdempsey, welcome to WikiProject LGBT Studies!

We are a growing community of Wikipedia editors dedicated to identifying, categorizing, and improving articles regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and intersex people. LGBT Studies covers people, culture, history, and related subjects concerning sexual identity and gender identity - this covers a lot of ground and your help is appreciated! Some points that may be helpful:

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask on the talk page, and we will be happy to help you.

And once again - Welcome!

-- SatyrTN (talk / contribs) 05:59, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

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WikiProject LGBT studies Newsletter (June 2009)[edit]

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Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Tdempsey! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

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Welcome to WIKISOO[edit]

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Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

Hi Tdempsey. In case you are not aware, there is an upcoming campaign to improve coverage of LGBT-related topics on Wikipedia, culminating with an international edit-a-thon on June 21. See Wiki Loves Pride 2014 for more information. If you are interested, you might consider creating a page for a major city (or cities!) near you, with a list of LGBT-related articles that need to be created or improved. This would be a tremendous help to Wikipedia and coverage of LGBT culture and history. Thanks for your consideration, and please let me know if you have any questions! --Another Believer (Talk) 16:32, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Will do, User:Another Believer! tdempsey (talk) 21:37, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
Talk, How do we get Atlanta added to Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Pride/Participants?
Thank you, Another Believer!
I am open to any questions about the project. Please feel free to leave me a message here. tdempsey (talk) 06:50, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
I would also like to see other towns and cities in Georgia or the area get involved. Pensacola has a huge history but doesn't have the infrastructure to facilitate this project. Spread the word. tdempsey (talk) 06:53, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi Tdempsey. I'm excited about your Atlanta Edit-a-Thon. Have you nailed down a venue/time or will you be organizing remotely? Feel free to email me at dorothy@wikimedianyc.org to talk more. OR drohowa (talk) 15:44, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

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More of the same …[edit]

A number of pages with no content were published to the public Wikipedia article namespace. It's usually a much better idea to develop an article elsewhere on Wikipedia, perhaps in the draft or user namespaces, before making it part of the public face of the encyclopedia. (See WP:Drafts and WP:HUD. Each article can still be a collective project, with multiple contributors, in such workspaces.) These have been nominated for speedy deletion under category A3:

I'm guessing that these are part of the upcoming edit-a-thon for Wiki Loves Pride 2014, which certainly looks like a Good Thing — this just wasn't the best way to start those articles.

 Unician   08:03, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

My apologies - will create off-line before creating pages. tdempsey (talk) 20:48, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Category:Template:LGBT-atlanta-stub[edit]

Category:Template:LGBT-atlanta-stub, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 11:14, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

In the discussion of Template:LGBT-atlanta-stub at WP:Categories for discussion/Log/2014 July 3#Template:LGBT-atlanta-stub, user Od Mishehu suggested an approach for building a hierarchy of stub categories and templates through the regular process at WP:WSS/P, something I haven't done before. Might you have any interest in picking up that process, and perhaps starting the US hierarchy of LGBT stubs?  Unician   09:47, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
@User:UnicianI will look into it. Thank you!