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Talk:English plural[edit]

I'd advise you not to 'correct' people's spelling or grammar outside of articles. It's a good way to irritate people, and some could get really upset if you keep doing it. Just a friendly suggestion.  :-) -- Damezi 21:15, 16 July 2005 (UTC)


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LA Wiki[edit]

See WikiCities: http://losangeles.wikicities.com/ BlankVerse 08:06, 19 August 2005 (UTC)

photos[edit]

Thanks for your contributions of photographs. Nicely done. -Willmcw 19:02, 16 September 2005 (UTC)

Jimbo Wales to Attend San Diego Meetup on October 18 2005[edit]

Hello, Jimbo Wales will be in San Diego to attend OOPSLA and has agreed to come by and visit with the San Diego wikipedians. If you are interested, you will find more info on my talk page. Johntex\talk 00:54, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

User talk:204.108.96.10

204.108.96.10[edit]

re: your comment at user talk: 204.108.96.10. Most of the problem edits and the resulting temporary blocks are the result of the edits by a single editor who usually edits from that IP (and a few other LAUSD IPs) during the morning hours, and then uses his Wikipedia user account or edits anonymously from the ISP o1.com during the afternoons. From the edits, it is someone very interested in radio and TV stations, and he may have a learning or behavioral difficulty such as OCD or Asperger's. I'd really like to get some help with this individual, just to help him become a productive editor, but I also don't want to get him in any sort of trouble. Do you think you would be able to help, and could you tell me a little more about the computer associated with that IP (is it in a computer lab or library, for example)? BlankVerse 08:02, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

Unfortunately it looks like that IP is a proxy for ALL of LAUSD because an edit from that IP later in the same day came from an administrator at the Van Nuys Community Adult School. My problem editor who has edited from the same IP is, I am pretty sure, somewhere in East Los Angeles. It looks like I may have to go through the system administrators and try to bring them up to speed on what the Wikipedia is all about, plus the explain the consequences of having problem editors (i.e. regular temporary blocks of the IP), unless you might have some connection to LAUSD.net, or can try to find some help from your end. I do have a name and birth year plus a little more biographical information, which should help. BlankVerse 14:45, 21 October 2005 (UTC)
Because the problem editor edits from several IPs from LAUSD, plus dial-up IPs from o1.net and also from his own Wikipedia user account (user:Ronald20), doing a watch on the IPs is pretty useless. It is best just to put a bunch of Southern California radio and TV stations (LA, San Diego, and even the Palm Springs area) on your watchlist, and then trace his most recent edits after you see that he has been editing. I have a page where I've been tracking the editor at User:BlankVerse/RonaldWatch. Old info in on the discussion page, and then the info on his more recent edits is on the main page.
The IP that you edited from (204.108.96.10), does seem to get a fairly large number of Wikipedia edits (with about half the edits being minor vandalism), so you still might want to keep a watch on the IP. The IP block for LAUSD.net is 204.108.64.0 - 204.108.127.255. If you look at this page [1], you can see all of the other LAUSD IPs in that IP block that have also had various warnings and temporary blocks.
One thing that I haven't done yet is look at the rDNS (reverse DNS) of the various LAUSD IPs to see if there is any pattern to the naming of the IPs that get the most edits from LAUSD. The rRDNS for 204.108.96.10, for example, is la-ce3.lausd.net. BlankVerse 18:53, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

Making maps[edit]

See Wikipedia:Maps. Also, if you see that someone has created some maps that you like (e.g. the map at Los Angeles, California), then check to see who created the map and ask them for help. BlankVerse 19:08, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

Ian Punnet[edit]

Hey dude. It was accually the Coast to Coast AM article, the last time it appeared was in the "Revision as of 13:02, 4 May 2005". --Schalicto 03:21, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Your RfA[edit]

Hi. I'd recommend that you answer all of the questions at the bottom of your RfA, and work a little more on the answers you've already given. Your edit count is pretty low, and the answers to your questions are going to have to be pretty dazzling or a lot of people are likely to oppose your nomination. It'd be especially helpful if you can give some examples of times that you've used good judgment in the face of some sticky problem. Best of luck. —Cleared as filed. 07:38, 21 November 2005 (UTC)

reply[edit]

Hi, I'm not sure what you mean by linking RSS feed and RSS (protocol) directly to RSS (file format) as they are already redirecting to that article. Martin 15:49, 21 November 2005 (UTC)

My bot has done all the main namespace ones. thanks Martin 14:40, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

Page move[edit]

Hey, I saw your comments on Talk:Los Angeles, California and thought you might be interested to know I've put in a formal request for it to be moved to Los Angeles. I think I've listed the arguments in favor, but feel free to add to or refute them and weigh in. Thanks. Jibbajabba 07:49, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

Ongoing wars: Great job![edit]

Hi Shibboleth,

I'm glad someone picked up the bits and pieces I threw into this article and made them into something that looks really great. Must have been a hell of work. Thanks for the great job!

I wonder, should we include into the page also the wars that are over but technically going on, the article once ([[2]]) listed WWII, Chinese Civil War and Korean War. They're all not quite that over, like, tensions still subsist respectively between Russia - Japan (perhaps less than in the other two cases), China-Taiwan and North-South Korea (in the latter cases it is quite violent tensions that keep cropping up in the news.

But perhaps this would be for "global tensions", which however, would be a list where no bounds can be found.

Regards,--Robin.rueth 17:40, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Image Tagging[edit]

Greetings. From the description and use of Image:Victoria_and_Albert_Museum_courtyard.jpg , it appears you intended this image to be freely available. I took the liberty of applying a {{GFDL}} tag to the image. If that's not what you intended, my apologies, and please amend the tag. Regards, Dethomas 06:32, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Image Tagging[edit]

Greetings again. From the description and use of Image:Unkownsong.ogg, it appears you intended this media to be freely available.

I took the liberty of applying a {{GFDL}} tag. If that's not what you intended, my apologies, and please amend the tag. Regards, Dethomas 02:10, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for adding the Thomas Nast 1863 image of Santa Claus to Christmas it slipped my mind! (UKPhoenix79 23:58, 16 February 2006 (UTC))

Nietzsche comment[edit]

Hi, I've taken the liberty of moving your comment on Nietzshe from the censorship talk page to the eugenics talk page (diffs: [3], [4]). Feel free to revert if the move was in error. --Muchness 10:15, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Another LA-area Wikipedia meetup?[edit]

There is a proposal for a 3rd LA-area meetup at Philippe's on Saturday, 24 June 2006. If you are interested in another meetup, please visit the proposal and comment on the date and location. BlankVerse 08:47, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

AFD[edit]

Help save Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of relationships with age disparity

Foodborne illness[edit]

In regards to a comment you made almost a year ago to foodborne illness and the response, that is pretty much accurate. Any person can report a case of foodborne illness to their local health department, and in some circumstances, any hospital can report a case of foodborne illness that they treated to their local health department for review. In and of itself, the term foodborne illness and foodborne illness outbreak are different - illness can occur in any case or person, an outbreak occurs when two or more people get the same type of illness in the same timeframe from the same restaurant. Outbreaks generally get more attention than illness reports since they involve more people eating from the same source - but all in all, it's pretty common to get a minor foodborne illness, even from your own kitchen if you don't follow the proper sanitation and food preparation procedures. Even having your refrigerator set too high or leaving your groceries in the car too long can lead to temperature abuse, which can lead to illness in some cases. CQJ 02:15, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Elvis Presley Article[edit]

Hi. I saw that you removed my reference to the visit by Japanese Prime Minister, Junichiro Koizumi, to Graceland. Personally, I think it's a fairly cool piece of trivia given that Koizumi is rather fanatical about Presley and the fact that we mention the visit on Koizuimi's own article. Just wanted to let you know why I added it back in so you didn't think I was doing some random edits! Lochdale 01:58, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Your solution looks good to me. Made one slight change. I hope you stick around this article. As you might have seen on my Talk Page, it's a very contentious article with one particular user pushing a very strong agenda. Thanks. Lochdale 04:57, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Move of table of explosive detonation velocities[edit]

This is really not a Wikipedia "list" article; those are collections of similar things. This really is a table of data, about a list of things sure, but it's not just a list. We don't have many such tables, but it really isn't a list. It should go back to the old name... Georgewilliamherbert 02:41, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Beagle[edit]

Beagle is not the "...default desktop search tool for Ubuntu as of Edgy Eft". I am running Edgy myself, and beagle is not installed by default. I have removed this statement from the Beagle (software) article. Anyway, the Ubuntu article is now at Ubuntu (Linux distribution), not Ubuntu (Linux) bruce89 13:30, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

CTEA / opposition references[edit]

Hi,

I added a note to the CTEA talk page explaining my confusion regarding your "weasel" comment. I'm all in favor of references, but I'm a little unclear at the way you're using the reference indicators in this article -- one after virtually every sentence in the one paragraph, and none in other paragraphs in the opposition or support sections. I'm just curious about the disparity in your request. (Although obviously the article needs a lot of work including references.) -- LQ 13:46, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

...thanks for getting back to me; that makes sense. In fact I haven't really touched that article because it would be a major project. But I agree it needs a fair amount of work, not least of which is references. --LQ 23:20, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

LA satelite image - cleanup request[edit]

Hi, I'm looking at Image:Riverslosangeles.jpg satellite image of L.A. You tagged it for cleanup, suggesting that the file format (jpg) isn't right. What would you suggest instead? Please reply in the image discussion page. manu3d 01:49, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Hi again, thanks for your reply. You state that it should be PNG because it has text in it. Unless you know something that I do not (which is very possible), the text doesn't really matter. What matters is that most of the picture is a (satellite) photo, which is correctly encoded as JPG as it is the best format for most photographic images. A PNG could be useful if most of the image was text or graphics. JPG indeed tends to blur text, potentially making it unreadable. But when I resaved this picture with a proper compression setting I made sure to keep the text sharp. Was this your concern? manu3d 20:38, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
I see what you mean, you are thinking the image might be coming from a software such as [Nasa World Wind]. Well, it might very well be! Anyway, what I'm seeing are definitely satellite photos, which are best handled via JPG compression as with any photographic image. I'd recommend removing the cleanup tag, but it was worth to put it because it gave me the chance to look it up and reduce the file size by 75%, which is a good thing: the previous version of the image was unnecessarily uncompressed. Is this ok for you? manu3d 23:57, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Nibbler's Shadow in Futurama "Space Pilot 3000".png)[edit]

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Blank US Map.svg[edit]

Hi. I was wondering if you would mind dual-licensing Blank US Map.svg with a cc-by-sa license as well. The reson for why I'm asking is that GFDL and cc aren't totally compatible so a combination of your map and a cc map is technically impossible. Many thanks./Lokal_Profil 06:03, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Maitreya in Nairobi.JPG[edit]

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Blank US Map.svg again[edit]

Hi. I know I've asked before but since I got no reply I figured I should try again. I was wondering if you would mind dual-licensing Blank US Map.svg with a cc-by-sa license as well. The reson for why I'm asking is that GFDL and cc aren't totally compatible so a combination of your map and a cc licensed map wouldn't be allowed. Many thanks./Lokal_Profil 12:59, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Still no reply. Might I ask if you have a specific opposition to dual-licensing the image? /Lokal_Profil 12:58, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

June 2008[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia. However, talk pages are meant to be a record of a discussion; deleting or editing legitimate comments, as you did at Talk:Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, is considered bad practice, even if you meant well. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. ~QuasiAbstract {talk/contrib} 13:16, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Editing other's comments[edit]

I can understand trying to protect someone from their own stupidity, but even if we deleted their IP address from the comment, if the FBI happens across that comment, it's a simple matter of looking through the history and finding their IP address. Also, if you have a especially thorough or bad-tempered person who is looking through and sees that another editor attempted to cover up the IP address, it may lead to unneccessary questioning. This may seem a bit over the top, but I've seen scenarios that are similar pan out. Someone who is in the wrong place at the wrong time trying to cover for the wrong person is the one who gets accused.

However, here's the policy from Talk Page Guidelines:

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Others' comments[edit]

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I hope this helps. I don't think that removing an IP address because of a potentionally self-incriminating comment is covered, though. I did see the comment, and it could be removed as it has nothing to do with improving the article, however. That would be acceptable by these guidelines. ~QuasiAbstract {talk/contrib} 09:21, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Also, I don't think that the comment was entirely truthful, as I seriously doubt that anyone would be stupid enough to mention that their version is illegal or that they would even take the time to type that they just happen to have an "illegal cam version". Now, they might just be that stupid or careless, and then (in my opinion) I think they deserve whatever they get. Cheers! ~QuasiAbstract {talk/contrib} 09:28, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
I think it's just a matter of always being prepared, in case of a long discussion with more than one person. Or even, in the rare case, of an anonymous editor who actually needs help and it makes it easy to post on their talk page. As for the legality or ethnics of posting one's IP address, I really don't have a clue. There might be a better way that doesn't expose the IP address to the whole community, but would still be unique. At the same time, though, it's a simple matter of creating an account to hide one's IP address. Most of the anonymous posters either know this or don't care. New users probably don't know about it or the editors who don't take the time to log in, but I think posting the IP address is Wikipedia's way of urging people to create accounts. ~QuasiAbstract {talk/contrib} 07:43, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
The only difficult thing would be creating an idenitifcation system that wouldn't be too easily deciphered, but easy enough to be able to use a formula to create. Since there are a possible of 4 097 152 081 combinations of IP addresses, it definately would have to be carefully crafted. Maybe this should be proposed to an admin or someone higher. ~QuasiAbstract {talk/contrib} 08:49, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
Looks like you've already have a few replies. ~QuasiAbstract {talk/contrib} 13:51, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject: Power in international relations[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry[edit]

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Request for Comment at Drudge Report[edit]

Since you are someone with an opinion on this, I'd welcome your comments on this issue. Thanks. ► RATEL ◄ 01:43, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Art[edit]

First off, I apologize for the spam. You are receiving this message because you have indicated that you are in Southern California or interested in Southern California topics (either via category or WikiProject, or I happen to know personally).

I would like to invite you to the Los Angeles edition of Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Art, a photography scavenger hunt to be held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Saturday, February 28, 2009, from 1:00 to 7:00 PM. All photos are intended for use in Wikipedia articles or on Wikimedia Commons. There will be a prize available for the person who gets the most photos on the list.

If you don't like art, why not come just to meet your fellow Wikipedians. Apparently, we haven't had a meetup in this area since June 2006!

If you are interested in attending, please add your name to Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Art#Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Please make a note if you are traveling to the area (train or plane) and need transportation, which can probably be arranged via carpool, but we need time to coordinate. Lodging is as of right now out of scope, but we could discuss that if enough people are interested.

Thank you and I hope to see you there! howcheng {chat} 00:33, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Nation of Aztlán[edit]

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derivative work[edit]

I made a derivative work of your blank US map. (File:Regional Ambassadors Map.png). I was wondering if you would give me permission to release it under the Free Art License? I normally license anything I make under CC BY-SA and the FAL. cheers --In actu (talk) 19:46, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

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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 21:55, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
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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} 04:29, 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)

San Diego Comic-Con International meetup discussion[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/LA/SDCC1. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 14:53, 21 April 2013 (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} 02:41, 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 04:27, 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 03:15, 22 August 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) 23:48, 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)

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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.

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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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L.A. event on Tuesday, January 20[edit]

Wik-Ed Women editing session (1/20, 6-10pm)

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

Please join us at an event this coming Tuesday: the third Wik-Ed Women editing session will take place on January 20 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) 23:06, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

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