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Barnstars[edit]

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This Special Barnstar is awarded to User:Tom for his diligence in dealing with my unique wiki-point-of-view and guidance in my wiki-development Sallicio (talk) 05:26, 9 January 2008 (UTC)Sallicio
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For improving an article by adding Image:Mario Cuomo speaking at a rally, June 20, 1991.JPEG MBisanz talk 02:19, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
MarylandBarnstar -2.png The Maryland Barnstar
To Tom for tireless work in assessing Maryland related articles and for his countless contributions to WikiProject Maryland. «Marylandstater» «reply» 15:42, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

File source problem with File:Carlvinson.gif[edit]

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File source problem with File:Philipfthomas.jpg[edit]

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File source problem with File:Charley2004track.gif[edit]

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File source problem with File:Frances2004track.png[edit]

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File source problem with File:Jeanne2004track.png[edit]

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File source problem with File:Congressman c a ruppersberger of maryland.jpg[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:UW-Madison CIMSS[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:UW-Madison CIMSS has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Kelly hi! 06:10, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Tom! 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!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 20:50, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Tom! 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!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 20:50, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Migraine Action page[edit]

Hi Tom,

We created a page outlining information about the registered charity, Migraine Action, however, having logged on to the site today I have realised that the page has been deleted. By the side of it, it says that this has been deleted by you. Please would it be possible for you to let me know why this has been deleted? I understand that the page is not available publicly at the moment, however, am I not able to access the page that I created to be able to ammend it to reflect changes that need to be made?

Look forward to hearing from you. Migraineaction (talk) 09:23, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Captain Teague[edit]

Wikipedia is considering deleting/removing the page regarding Captain Teague in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: Worlds End. I respectfully request you/they do not remove this reference and leave it intact. Thank you.

Captain Teague is a character who appeared in Walt Disney Picture's 2007 film, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. He is the father of Captain Jack Sparrow and is played by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.[1] Teague was originally to be called Grant Sparrow. He was also formerly the pirate lord of Madagascar, before he became keeper of the code. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.19.101.168 (talk) 06:23, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

US National Archives collaboration[edit]

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United States National Archives WikiProject
Would you like to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the National Archives and its incredible collection? This summer, the National Archives—which houses some of America's most important historical documents—is hosting me as its Wikipedian in Residence, and I have created WP:NARA to launch these efforts.

There are all sorts of tasks available for any type of editor, whether you're a writer, organizer, gnome, coder, or image guru. The National Archives is making its resources available to Wikipedia, so help us forge this important relationship! Please sign up and introduce yourself. Dominic·t 15:22, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Admin GraemeL inactive?[edit]

Hello Tom, is this admin inactive? I've been seen the date of his messages in his talk. Perhaps you can help me, please look here: User_talk:GraemeL#Account-Question? thx, sorry and greetz, Tom –– TRS de (talk) 13:25, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

GLAM-Wiki Baltimore meetup[edit]

Smithsonian Archives of American Art Backstage Pass[edit]

Archives of American Art Backstage Pass! - You are invited!
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The Smithsonian is hosting its first Backstage Pass at the Archives of American Art in, Washington, D.C., on Friday, July 29. 10 Wikimedians will experience the behind the scenes aspects of archiving the world's largest collection of documents and photographs related to American art. After a complimentary lunch, an edit-a-thon will take place and prizes will be awarded. Followed by an evening happy hour. We hope you'll participate! SarahStierch (talk) 17:17, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion for WikiProject United States to support WikiProject Maryland[edit]

It was recently suggested that WikiProject Maryland might be inactive or semiactive and it might be beneficial to include it in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States. I have started a discussion on the projects talk page soliciting the opinions of the members of the project if this project would be interested in being supported by WikiProject United States. Please feel free to comment on your opinions about this suggestion. --Kumioko (talk) 03:03, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of List of boarding schools for deletion[edit]

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

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

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. — This, that, and the other (talk) 07:58, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

DC-area Meetup, Saturday, October 8[edit]

National Archives Backstage Pass - Who should come? You should. Really.
US-NARA-Seal.svg You are invited to the National Archives in College Park for a special backstage pass and scanathon meetup with Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, on Saturday, October 8. Go behind the scenes and into the stacks at the National Archives, help digitize documents, and edit together! Free catered lunch provided! Dominic·t 16:35, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:University of Maryland seal.png[edit]

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File source and copyright licensing problem with File:Proofcoin.JPG[edit]

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Category:Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Tom,

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) 21:13, 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) 15:59, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Multiprotocol instant messaging application[edit]

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Possibly unfree File:Philip Reed portrait.jpg[edit]

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Though no one responsible for listing it has notified you, the image has been relisted at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files/2012 June 8. It seems beyond insane to me that something so clearly created some 200 years ago, shattering the nearly 1923 threshold, is possibly unfree, the discussion has been started. -Rrius (talk) 01:43, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Prince George's County seal.png)[edit]

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Leaders of counties categories[edit]

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File:Southernmaryland.gif listed for deletion[edit]

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File:Andrew Goodpaster NATO photo.jpg missing description details[edit]

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Huggle 3[edit]

Hey Tom! I am Petrb, one of core developers of Huggle, the antivandalism tool, which you are beta testing (according to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Huggle/Members#Beta_testers). I am happy to announce that Huggle 3 is ready for some testing. You can read more about it at WP:Huggle/Huggle3_Beta. Please keep in mind that this is a development version and it is not ready for regular use. That means you must:

  • Watch your contribs - when anything happens you didn't want, fix it and report a bug
  • Frequently checkout source code and build latest version, we change it a lot

If you find any problem with a feature that is supposed to work perfectly, please let us know. Some features are not ready yet, it is listed in known problems on Huggle3 beta page, you don't need to report these - we know it! So, that's it. Have fun testing and please let us know about any problems, either using bugzilla @ http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/ or #huggle connect. Please respond to my talk page, I am not going to watch your talk page. Thank you Petrb (talk) 10:57, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Huggle 3[edit]

Hey Tom! I am Petrb, one of core developers of Huggle, the antivandalism tool, which you are beta testing (according to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Huggle/Members#Beta_testers). I am happy to announce that Huggle 3 is ready for some testing. You can read more about it at WP:Huggle/Huggle3_Beta. Please keep in mind that this is a development version and it is not ready for regular use. That means you must:

  • Watch your contribs - when anything happens you didn't want, fix it and report a bug
  • Frequently checkout source code and build latest version, we change it a lot

If you find any problem with a feature that is supposed to work perfectly, please let us know. Some features are not ready yet, it is listed in known problems on Huggle3 beta page, you don't need to report these - we know it! So, that's it. Have fun testing and please let us know about any problems, either using bugzilla @ http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/ or #huggle connect. Please respond to my talk page, I am not going to watch your talk page. Thank you Petrb (talk) 10:58, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Andrew Goodpaster NATO photo.jpg[edit]

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Huggle 3 beta is out - and we need more feedback![edit]

Hey Tom, how are you? I am Petrb, one of huggle developers, and you are currently subscribed as a beta tester of huggle on meta (meta:Huggle/Members. You may not have noticed, but this week I released first beta precompiled installers for ubuntu and microsoft windows! Wikipedia:Huggle/Huggle3_Beta has all the links you need. So if you can, please download it, test it and report all bugs that is really what we need now. Don't forgot that as it's just a beta it's unstable and there are some known issues. Be carefull! Thank you for helping us with huggle Petrb (talk) 16:26, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

We need your help testing latest huggle[edit]

Hello,

I am sending you this message because you listed yourself on meta:Huggle/Members as a beta tester. We desperately need attention of testers, because since we resolved all release blockers, we are ready to release first official version of huggle 3! Before that happens, it would be nice if you could test it so that we can make sure there are no issues with it. You can download it packaged for your operating system (see Wikipedia:Huggle/Huggle3_Beta) or you can of course build it yourself, see https://github.com/huggle/huggle3-qt-lx for that. Don't forget to use always latest version, there is no auto-update message for beta versions!

Should you find any issue, please report it to wikimedia bugzilla, that is a central place for huggle bugs, where we look at them. That is i mportant, if you find a bug and won't report it, we can't fix it. Thank you for your work on this, if you have any questions, please send me a message on my talk page, I won't be looking for responses here. Thanks, Petrb (talk) 15:18, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

MapInfo Professional[edit]

Hi Tom,

I noticed that you recently made some substantial changes to the MapInfo Professional article. Removing some information about plug-ins and references to companies that provide free training on the product.

I have made some of the edit to this page.

I accept your comment that these don't belong in an encyclopedic article, however I do not understand it. Could you point me at where I can read more about the rules for encyclopedic guidelines.

And I say this in the context of seeing a very old reference to the Sydney Olympics use of the software. I do not understand why this would be relevant, and not the other material. From a personal level, I find the other material far more informative and useful than this old 'parable'.

Thanks in advance for you help in my understanding.

MASHMORE — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mashmore (talkcontribs) 17:51, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

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)

New huggle 3.1 is going to be released soon[edit]

Hi Tom, we are to release a new major version of huggle, but we did receive almost no feedback from our beta testing team, which you are a part of (see https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Huggle/Members). It would be of a great help if you could download it (if you have windows, all you need to do is getting http://tools.wmflabs.org/huggle/files/huggle3.1.0beta.exe and putting it to a folder where you have installed huggle) and test it. You can always get a help with making it @ #huggle connect!

Major changes:

  • Multisite support - you can now log in to unlimited number of wikis in 1 huggle session and get a huge queue of all edits made to these wikis. This is good for smaller projects which gets overlooked often.
  • Ranged diffs - you can select multiple revisions and get a huge diff that display all changes done to them.
  • Fixes of most of bug reports we had so far

In case you found a bug, please report it to bugzilla: https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/buglist.cgi?product=Huggle&list_id=147663 thank you! Petrb (talk) 10:15, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Billdavecarradine.jpg[edit]

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 23:10, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

You're an Inspiration, Tom[edit]

I'm a new user and your work has really launched my wiki career, it's truly inspiring.

The way you edit pages

is like the greatest of painters

the wisest of architects

please

edit my womb

to hold your children.

11/10 would wiki again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eeisert (talkcontribs) 22:03, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Looking for former friends[edit]

I am looking for kids I knew in 1968, as follows: Kathy Westmoreland, daughter of General William Westmoreland, and Kathy Coonan daughter of Col Coonan both families were quietly stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii (possibly 1968 to 1970s). Reply to lchow, P.O. Box 4604, Honolulu, HI 96812 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.253.70.250 (talk) 23:46, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Huggle message[edit]

Hey Tom! You are receiving this message because you are subscribed at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Huggle/Members#Beta_testers

I have recently launched a new downloads for beta testers that contains nightly builds of huggle, eg. versions that are built every day from our master branch and contains latest huggle. These builds are currently provided only for Windows and Ubuntu. You can find them here: http://huggle.wmflabs.org/builds/

Please keep in mind that these don't have any automatic updates and if you download and start using nightly build, you will need to update it yourself! So don't get yourself to running old version, it's possible to install both stable and nightly huggle, which is what I suggest.

Keep the bug reports coming to phabricator: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/task/create/?projects=Huggle Many thanks! Petrb (talk) 10:03, 28 January 2015 (UTC)