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Re: Edits to Template:Infobox Ship Career[edit]

Sorry, but I thought those fields would be useful. -- Denelson83 22:12, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Elonka 3[edit]

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Thank you for your participation in my RfA. It was definitely a dramatic debate that landed on WP:100, but ultimately was deemed a successful declaration of consensus, and I am now an admin. I definitely paid close attention to everything that was said in the debate, and, where possible, I will try to incorporate the (constructive) criticism towards being a better administrator. I'm taking things slowly for now, partially because of the holidays and all the off-wiki distractions. I'm working my way through the Wikipedia:New admin school, carefully double-checking the relevant policies, and will gradually phase into the use of the new tools, with my main goals being to help out with various backlogs. I sincerely doubt you'll see anything controversial coming from my new access level. :) I also fully intend to keep on writing articles, as there are a few more that I definitely want to get to WP:FA status. If you do ever have any concerns about my activities as an administrator, I encourage you to let me know. My door is always open. Have a good new year, --Elonka 00:57, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Ship infobox[edit]

Hi there Tom, could you check that I have got all the key components of the Ship infobox protected and then check the post at WT:SHIPS to make sure I have done what was requested. Don't want to miss anything! Thanks. Woody (talk) 14:41, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)[edit]

Show me where the Navy lists her as a Kitty Hawk-class. Neovu79 (talk) 02:46, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

A question for you[edit]

I have question regarding Japanese Navy ships of World War II. This is personal project of mine to make all articles of this class conform with standards of WP:MILHIST and WP:SHIPS. You say all Infoboxes should have metric measurement first followed by English measurement. But some destroyer Infoboxes refer to hidden table of armaments for destroyer class. See example Ushio. Hidden tables do not conform to your standards. They list English measurements first. How do I change them? Shibumi2 (talk) 00:36, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

The hidden tables are in the Template namespace. You can find them by preceding the page name with "Template:". For example, to reach the displacement template, go to Template:Fubuki class destroyer displacement, and to reach the propulsion template, go to Template:Fubuki class destroyer propulsion. Please let me know if this isn't clear and I'll try to explain it better. Good luck! TomTheHand (talk) 01:33, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much Tom. I changed templates for Fubuki-class. Please review my work. Also I wrote answer to your question about metric measurement of speed on my page. These are ships used in World War II. For that period metric units (km/h) appear first on books and ship blueprints published in Japan. Earlier books and diagrams ~1920 used traditional Japanese units of measurement first. I will continue my work on Japanese Navy ships articles as my schedule will allow. I am very grateful for your help. Shibumi2 (talk) 23:32, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

A duty of disambiguation[edit]

Hi Tom,

I just posted a message on MOSNUM that you may wish to comment on, as I quoted you on the use of 'ton' in ships articles. I hope I got my facts right, but please feel to correct me. Thunderbird2 (talk) 22:16, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. I've commented. I like your proposal, and I think it'll be a good addition to the MoS with a few examples of how it applies to various situations. I posted one situation where I think your suggestion looks awkward, and I welcome your input on how to clean it up. TomTheHand (talk) 22:35, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes, you're right. It does look awkward. I'll give it some thought. I should explain that I picked 'ton' as an example in the hope that it would be relatively uncontroversial, compared with (say) the megabyte. Do you mind if you attribute the quote to you? (at present I've left it anonymous) Thunderbird2 (talk) 22:43, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
I don't mind if you attribute the quote to me. TomTheHand (talk) 22:48, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Luftwaffe as a generic term[edit]

Tom, I noticed that you are involved in a discussion whether or not the word Luftwaffe is used in a generic way in German. I added some new and compelling (so I think) arguments to the discussion, you might be interested in. I would like to invite you to share your point of view and to facilitate the decision making. -> link. Cheers, MikeZ (talk) 05:28, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

ship class template revamp[edit]

I hadn't seen any activity with WT:SHIPS#Ship_class_template_-_merge? in a while, and was wondering what the status on that project. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 22:55, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, totally forgot about it. I'll work on it more tomorrow. TomTheHand (talk) 18:39, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Commission/decommission fields[edit]

I seem to recall that these fields are supposed to be duplicable so you can record more than one commission/decommission date for a ship, but when I tried on USS Menard (APA-201) it didn't work for some reason. Any chance you could fix the problem there so I can see what I'm doing wrong? Thanks, Gatoclass (talk) 07:19, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

The way it works is that you have to close the Infobox Ship Career template, and then open a new one with a hidden header. I've fixed the above page so you can see; if you have any questions, please let me know. The method is kind of confusing but it's the only way I could figure out to be able to repeat fields any number of times. It's the reason why the infobox is made up of separate templates: you can repeat them to really get it to look however you need. TomTheHand (talk) 14:46, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I get it now, thanks for the explanation :)
But I can't help thinking - is this really the best way to represent commissioning/decommissioning? Would it make more sense perhaps - with ships which have been commissioned/decommissioned more than once - to just list the periods of commission under the commission heading?
So for example you'd have something like:
Commissioned: 1/5/44-20/7/46; 12/6/50-10/8/55.
Or maybe:
Commissioned:
1 May 44 - 20 Jul 46
12 Jun 50 - 10 Aug 55.
It would certainly be a lot more concise, and a lot less clumsy IMO. Gatoclass (talk) 16:23, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
That's a good point, and something that we should bring up on WP:SHIPS. I'll make the post. TomTheHand (talk) 16:48, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

RfA thank-spam[edit]

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TomTheHand, I wish to tender my sincere thanks for your support in my successful request for adminship, which ended with 37 supports, 2 opposes, and 2 neutral. The results of the RfA are extremely bittersweet because of the recent departure of my nominator, Rudget. Hopefully I can live up to his and your expectations. I would especially like to thank Epbr123 and TomStar81 for mentioning that they were preparing to offer me a nomination. The past week has been one of the most stressful weeks in my life, and I appreciate your vote of confidence in me. If you ever need anything, just get in touch. -MBK004 21:10, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Anchors for Constitution[edit]

I left a note @ Template_talk:Infobox_Ship_Begin/doc#Adding_anchors and was wondering if you might have an answer on this issue? Thanks --Brad (talk) 00:11, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Ship class template[edit]

Hi Tom. Sorry to be such a holdout on the in commission/commission thing, but I thought it was important we get some feedback from established shippies before going ahead with the proposed change - after all, we do want to try and make sure we get it right, because the last thing we want is more deprecated ship infoboxes (although I think they tend to inevitably get outgrown with time). Anyhow, if no-one else responds to the thread in the next 24 hours or so, I'll concede on the point, since I obviously haven't managed to attract much support for my position to date.

Since our attention is currently on the new infobox though, I thought I might as well take a good look at it to make sure there aren't any other outstanding issues. Having checked it out, I was pleasantly suprised, you have obviously been listening to some of the points previously raised and quietly incorporated them without any fanfare, so I'm pretty happy with the way it's shaping up :)

I do have a couple of minor issues though in regards to the placement of the fields. For example, looking at this section:

Capacity:
Complement:
Crew:
Time to activate:
Troops:

The "Time to activate" field looks out of place there to me. Presumably "Capacity" refers to "Cargo capacity" and "Troops" refers to "Troop capacity", so wouldn't it be more logical to group those two together? Then you would have the following order:

Capacity:
Troops:
Complement:
Crew:

- Also, wouldn't the "Capacity" field be better off just called "Cargo" since that's what it apparently refers to? So you'd have:

Cargo:
Troops:
Complement:
Crew:

- what do you think?

Also, I'm thinking maybe the "Sail plan" field would be better off directly underneath the "Propulsion" field, so that for sailing ships you would end up with something like:

Propulsion: Sail
Sail plan: Square-rigged (or whatever)

Let me know what you think. BTW I'm really pleased to see that you've fixed the large text spacing for the photo caption, that was something that was really bugging me, so, well done :) Gatoclass (talk) 02:59, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

I think your proposed field rearrangements are all good ideas, and I'll make the changes tomorrow. The "Capacity" field is used for passenger capacity as well as cargo capacity, so I don't think it should get renamed to "Cargo," and I've been fighting for a long time to avoid splitting "Capacity" into a bunch of different fields for passengers, cargo, oil, automobiles, etc ;-) If I had put more thought into it when the infobox was created, I might have tried removing the "Troops" field and seeing if troops could be included under capacity too. I'm pretty sure "Troops" was carried over unchanged from the old box. I feel like a single-purpose "Capacity" field can serve many different purposes, even simultaneously; something like this looks very clean and readable to me:
Capacity:
1,200 troops
15 tanks
5,000 tons of supplies
TomTheHand (talk) 03:32, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks Tom I appreciate that. I'm looking forward to seeing those little tweaks turn up :)

I'm keeping a weather eye out for other little improvements that might be made. Here's one I just happened to notice - there doesn't seem to be a Ship identification field for the ship class infobox. I think the ID is useful here as well because while a class doesn't have an individual hull number, it can have a hull type such as a C3-P-Delta or a C2-S-B1 and so on. I've been putting these ID's into the "Notes" field up to now but that really isn't the ideal place for them, would you be interested in also adding an ID field to the class infobox? Thanks, Gatoclass (talk) 09:27, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

I shifted the sail plan and troops fields yesterday. Sorry, I tend to be pretty slow about stuff like this. I don't think hull types should go in an ID field in the class template. The ID field of the career template is for callsigns and other kinds of ID numbers, but a hull type should really go in the type field of the characteristics template. TomTheHand (talk) 18:57, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

a MK -> an MK[edit]

Hello! I noticed in this edit that you changed "a MK 14 Mod 3 warshot torpedo" to "an MK 14 Mod 3 warshot torpedo". MK is an abbreviation for "mark", and generally if the above phrase were being read out loud you'd say "mark" instead of "em-kay", so "a MK 14" is preferable. TomTheHand (talk) 21:08, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Hi Tom, thanks for letting me know. I've added it to my bot's exception list so it won't do that anymore. Cheers, CmdrObot (talk) 21:10, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

New infoboxes with AWB[edit]

Tom, I noticed that when you are doing this, the notices on the talk page: {{newinfobox}} are not being removed. Can this be set in AWB to happen? -MBK004 02:47, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Whoops, not sure if I can automatically do that or not. I actually haven't been doing this in response to newinfobox templates, but rather as part of a long-term project to update all fleet boat articles. I'll keep an eye out for those templates and remove them in the future, manually if necessary. TomTheHand (talk) 02:56, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

SS 361-364[edit]

Please stop changing the article for USS Golet (SS-361) to state that she was a Balao class. Per the Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, "SS 361-364 were build to the Gato design because Manitowoc built to Electric Boat plans and Electric Boat's Balao class plans were not ready when these boats were begun." TomTheHand (talk) 02:36, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

They may have been built to Gato plans, but they are not Gato boats. The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting ships, an official Navy publication, lists them as Balao boats. I think the Navy knows best as to what class a ship belongs. ;-)
DANFS is not an absolutely reliable source. I have submitted corrections to them myself. Being built to Gato plans makes them Gato-class boats; that's what determines a ship's class. TomTheHand (talk) 02:49, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

SS 361-364[edit]

I apologize, and thank you for the correction. I now see the page in the Naval Register to which you refer. —Preceding unsigned comment added by LukeFF (talkcontribs) 03:17, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

No problem. Hope to see you around on other ship articles. TomTheHand (talk)

Page move[edit]

Sorry. I know how to move a page, but I've never quite been sure what to do when the page you want to move the content to already exists. I figured probably the least invasive way to go about it was just to do a copy and paste, because it preserves the history of both pages if someone wants to check one or the other. However, it seems that is not the recommended method. And I've had a feeling the last couple of times I've done it that it might not be the ideal method.

I figure next time, I'll nominate the page for deletion that I want to move the content to, and then move the page over once it's been deleted, would that be the right way to go about it? Gatoclass (talk) 14:54, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

According to Help:Moving a page, "If the new title already exists but is just a redirect to the old title, with just one line in the page history, the creation of the redirect, then you can rename the page." You could have just used the move button to make the move. In the future, if the page has a history and can't be moved over, and it's non-controversial, you can let an admin know about it. If it's ship-related, you could post on the WP:SHIPS talk page and someone will probably take care of it quickly; otherwise you can use Wikipedia:Requested moves. That's probably a better way to go than nominating the target page for deletion, because it allows the histories to be merged and will probably get done more quickly than waiting for an AfD to close. TomTheHand (talk) 15:38, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
I see from your contribution history it took you quite a bit of work to fix the mistake! Once again, my apologies, I really should have made some inquiries before going ahead with the change, but I figured (wrongly, it seems) that a simple cut and paste could be easily reversed.
I'm afraid though that that is not the only article where I have used the cut-and-paste method. Now I'm not sure whether I should give you a list, as it will mean more work for you. Let me know if you want to fix them, and I'll put a list together. I don't think I've done too many, maybe half a dozen in total over the course of a few months. Gatoclass (talk) 01:53, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
It really isn't a lot of work. It's just that it requires an admin to fix, and an admin doesn't always notice that it happened. I wouldn't have seen if I didn't have that page on my watchlist. If you could list the articles you've copied and pasted, I would like to fix them, and it won't take me too long. TomTheHand (talk) 14:18, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Regex[edit]

Hi. As requested, I have dumped my AWB regex on a page at User:Lightmouse/javascript conversion. Cut out the first and last lines with the word 'source' in them.

I do not use a default.xml file because I do not know how. I use 'Tools', 'Make module'. It is a bit of a pain because I have to fiddle about each time I start AWB and I do not know how to save it. If a default.xml file would make life easier, I would be grateful if you could tell me how to do it.

Furthermore, I think some of the functions could be made part of AWB general fixes (for example fixing wrong date formats that break autoformatting). These are *very* common. I have made a suggestion at the relevant AWB page but I don't think it is attracting much attention.

I hope that helps. If I can be of any other assistance, just ask. Lightmouse (talk) 23:43, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! I apologize for contacting you by e-mail; I did it so that you could easily attach the file to send back to me. I'll incorporate your regexes into my AWB so that I can start using them. TomTheHand (talk) 14:19, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
You are very welcome. Any comments or suggestions, let me know. Lightmouse (talk) 14:33, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Infobox code[edit]

Tom, could you please tell me where I can find the code for infoboxes? I've been able to put up with the minor quibbles I have with the ship infoboxes up to now, but I just took a look at the Defunct Company Infobox and it's so ugly and lacking in fields that I feel something really has to be done about it. Thanks, Gatoclass (talk) 14:45, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

If you edit Template:Infobox Company you'll see the code and be able to add or fix fields. If that's not what you meant, let me know! TomTheHand (talk) 20:28, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
That *is* more or less what I meant, except I can't figure out how to edit it. I thought maybe I could just copy the data to my sandbox and start playing around, but all I get is an "edit protected" template there. Is there a string I can use, maybe, as a replacement for the "pp-template" function at the bottom, that will allow me to do this? Gatoclass (talk) 10:00, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
What you'll need is two sandbox pages, essentially. On one, you'll copy the template code, and on the other, you'll transclude (use) the template. For example, I just copied the template code to User:Gatoclass/Template:Infobox Company, then I made another page, User:Gatoclass/Infobox Company Test, and used the infobox on it... but instead of {{Infobox Company}}, I typed {{User:Gatoclass/Template:Infobox Company}}. Now I can edit the infobox code on the first sandbox page, and see how it affects the infobox on the second. TomTheHand (talk) 18:21, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
If you need anything else, let me know. For example, I could add a field, and then you could look at the diff to see how I did it. TomTheHand (talk) 20:49, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, actually, after I went to bed, the penny dropped, and I realized I would probably have to do something like that. But you've now confirmed it for me - and given me a great head start!
Thanks very much Tom, I'll let you know how it goes :) Gatoclass (talk) 05:53, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Bah. I spent a couple of hours reformatting and playing around until I got a good arrangement and it was only near the end I noticed a bit of stray code was printing out at the top of the page. I couldn't track down where the text was coming from so I had to go and get a complete clean copy of the code and start over :(

Not only that, but I noticed that the Company Infobox has a "Dissolved" field that's been deprecated, and to find out why, I went back through the talk page and it turns out you are supposed to just use the "Type" field for a defunct company, ie Type Defunct (1946). And it turns out the "Defunct Company Infobox" page is just an experiment someone did, there's really no need for a dedicated "Defunct Company" infobox when you have a perfectly good "Company" infobox which is much better designed and more complete. So in that sense this project has been pretty much a complete waste of time.

On the plus side though, this has been a great learning experience for me and now I know how to fiddle with these infoboxes! So I'm pretty happy about that. Thanks very much for your help there :)

I still think the company infobox could use a few tweaks though, maybe one or two extra fields and a bit of rearrangement, so I might make some proposals at the template page when I've decided on the changes. Meanwhile, I will toss out that "Defunct Company" infobox I've been using for defunct companies and start using the standard infobox. And while I'm at it, I might propose the deletion of the "Defunct Company" infobox, because nobody should really be using it. Same probably goes for the "Co-operative" infobox and the "Non-profit" one. Gatoclass (talk) 09:37, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

DWT on MOSNUM[edit]

Tom, this has appeared at WT:MOSNUM. I thought you might wish to comment. Thunderbird2 (talk) 11:37, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

I appreciate the heads-up! I don't do a lot of work on merchant vessels, but I'll put some thought into it and comment. I think I should also post something over at WP:SHIPS. TomTheHand (talk) 13:14, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Ship infoboxes[edit]

Hi TomTheHand - as I used the template on Taiko (ship), I'd like to ask whether the template cannot be changed so that the name of the ship is a bit more prominent in the infobox. I am aware that a ship may have had many names over time - but still, either all or the most recent one (?) should stand out more, I think. Such as for example, being centred in the box and bild, instead being in the standard "Name: Taiko" format. Maybe in the field that says now "Career (Norway)" it could be added at the right-hand side in the same bold type. Would not need re-editing of the individual transclusions, as there is obviously already and individual name field that only needs to be edited within the main template. Ingolfson (talk) 06:20, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Hello! I really don't think it's necessary to make the name more prominent; the article title is "Taiko", so the ship's name is very obvious. I generally only populate the name field when the name has changed, to illustrate the various names of the ship. TomTheHand (talk) 13:35, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Movie info on USS Pampanito[edit]

I appreciate your letting me know what happened. I figured it was probably accidental since you seem to be very clear in your edit summaries, but it's nice to know. doncram (talk) 18:03, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

By the way I have moved on to adding NRHP and NHL information to USCGC Ingham (WHEC-35), as I am marching through List of National Historic Landmarks in South Carolina. I would combine the ship infobox and the NRHP infobox, but the ship infobox there is not set up like the series of infoboxes within the current Pampanito article, so it's not immediately obvious how to do the combination. The Pampanito edit history is a bit confusing to follow, too. Would you mind doing the combo for Ingham, too, now that you have it figured out? I think sometimes keeping the infoboxes separate, may make sense for some long articles, but combining appears to be better in the Ingham article. Thanks, doncram (talk) 18:27, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
Done. Ingham does need to be updated to the latest ship infobox, but it's one of about a gazillion articles that need that. I'm working through submarines now, but I'm sure Ingham will get updated by someone eventually. TomTheHand (talk) 18:33, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Tel Aviv[edit]

Hi Tom, I replied to your latest comment. If I put 'is claimed' in front of the claims would that be ok because I know that these claims havent come out of nowhere, but am finding it really hard to find any concrete refs. When I come across them, then I'll add them. If you could confirm this, I have no issue changing them. Flymeoutofhere (talk) 16:29, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Following Tel Aviv's third failed FAC, I have worked on the issues brought up and renominated it for a peer review at Wikipedia:Peer review/Tel Aviv/archive3. Thanks. Flymeoutofhere (talk) 11:25, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Ive changed the claim to to 'is claimed to have the'. Does this solve the issue? Flymeoutofhere (talk) 16:10, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Y'know what'd have been clever...[edit]

It occurred to me that you could write a template foo: template1 → template2. Then just scream through the list of occurrences of template1 with AWB and replace "template1" with "subst:foo". Oh well, maybe next time. :) Cheers. HausTalk 19:26, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Ha, damn it, you're right. In fact, when Gatoclass asked here whether we could just replace {{Infobox Ship}} with a redirect to the new infobox, I thought to myself "No, but you could replace Infobox Ship with code that just calls the new infobox... that wouldn't accomplish anything, though." Your idea is just a little logical leap from that, though, and is awesome. Our "next time" might be implementing that to convert {{Infobox Ship Class}}. Only problem is that the new ship infobox doesn't contain all of the old fields... we put our heads together, looked at Infobox Ship Class, and tried to pare it down a lot. TomTheHand (talk) 19:39, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Dagnabit ... now why didn't I think of that! It's a good idea, and would save a good deal of time off the update/conversion process. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 19:49, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
I'm gonna try writing one of these for Woody to help him translate {{Infobox Military Submarine}}. I'm writing it here. Questions, comments, suggestions welcome. Cheers. HausTalk 19:52, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Brad mentioned an interest in getting rid of {{Infobox Ship Class}} and I started on a converter at User:Haus/9. There are remaining issues of undocumented fields and the non-1-1ness you mention above. If you feel like taking a swing at it, it would probably benefit from the attention. Cheers. HausTalk 22:58, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

TomTheHand, Template Guru[edit]

Tom, I consider you one of the WP:SHIPS template gurus, so I wanted to get your opinion. Maralia and I were discussing the need (here) for a template—along the lines of {{Ref Jane's}}, {{JamesAbstract}}—for when one wants/needs to cite DANFS. I hacked together a working version here (with a sandbox where I tried to use different permutations of all of the parameters). I want to make the documentation more explicit that this is not intended to replace {{DANFS}} (as well as making the documentation better in general). Also, I was thinking of something along the lines of naming it {{cite DANFS}}. I'd love your feedback on any aspect of it. Thanks. — Bellhalla (talk) 19:22, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Everything looks good to me! I think it's a good idea, and I agree that {{cite DANFS}} is a good name. If you need any technical help, please let me know. TomTheHand (talk) 16:45, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

An admin task if you've time?[edit]

Hey ho Tom. Nothing particularly ship related in this instance, but since you've been kind enough to shunt articles about for me before I thought I'd ask. George E. T. Eyston has been moving about over a number of redirects, over the issue of it previously being titled Captain George E.T. Eyston. Several admins have had a go at moving it before to a title that drops the 'Captain' as per conventions, and the creator has now indicated that he doesn't mind it being changed to George Eyston, which would be the norm for such an article. The discussion is here by the way. ttfn, Benea (talk) 11:37, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Done! TomTheHand (talk) 16:45, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

From Middim13: Abusing multiple accounts and evasion.[edit]

Dear Mr. "Tomthehand":

Would you kindly realize that I am neither (purposely) abusing multiple accounts or trying to "evade" anyone for any reason. I don't seek any agenda on Wikipedia other than to set records straight and to tell truth regardless of its lack of political correctness. There are many selfish individuals in the "naval community" and the companies that supply them weapons who are arrogant, greedy and dishonest. These are the types of people that bring America down a most corrupt path. "They" also lack integrity and make up stories - as they conspire in silence to cover up other facts that brought them to where they are today. So I would appreciate it if you did not "go out of your way" to make it easier for "them" to distort history as they warp the truth and corrupt America. The truth is not (always) going to be what "they" would like "you" to hear... or what they want you to know... so I hope you are not one of "them". You have made the truth (regarding Frank Cable, Electric Boat, and other naval historic facts (such as America's first submarines) much more difficult for others to learn about... and openly access - as you have reverted perfectly "fair and balanced" information in the most biased and slanted way. A lot like how the "main stream" elite left-winged media behave in the United States. Please forgive me if I'm wrong about your character. Let's let the truth rule the day and stop censuring what is true in the name of Political Correctness or any other name for that matter. Thank You for you honest understanding when it simply comes to setting certain records straight... as many have distorted for their own agendas.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.29.67.36 (talk) 00:46, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

You were blocked for disruption and repeated violations of Wikipedia's policies on neutral point of view and verifiability for one month, starting on 12 February 2008. On 14 February 2008 you edited anonymously from an IP address; this is called block evasion. I blocked that IP. On 9 March 2008 you edited from another IP address, evading your block yet again. I blocked that IP and reset the block for your account to 1 month, per Wikipedia's blocking policy, specifically the section on evasion. You created a new account, 1866.UL, on 10 March 2008, and edited from another IP address on 11 March 2008. I blocked those as well. You edited from an IP address again on 4 April 2008; I blocked the IP and reset the one-month block on your account. You returned today and edited from two separate IP addresses. I have blocked both of them.
To re-emphasize, editing while you are blocked is evasion. You are not entitled to edit Wikipedia while you are blocked. When your block expires, you can return to make constructive edits in line with Wikipedia's policies. If you attempt to edit while blocked, your block will be extended. If you return to make edits which violate policy, you will be blocked again. I am resetting your block back to a month. If you evade it again, I will extend it to three months. Do not edit Wikipedia until you are able to log on to your original "Middim13" account and find that your block has been lifted. TomTheHand (talk) 01:08, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Tom, if you have to extend this block again, I'd suggest that you bring it up at WP:AN, and possibly propose a community ban. This has gone on for long enough. -MBK004 01:17, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Bagel[edit]

I, for your comments at the Tel Aviv FAC's Flymeoutofhere (talk) 11:55, 13 April 2008 (UTC), award you this Bagel of Zion for improving the coverage of ציון. Remember not to edit on empty stomach.

Infobox creation[edit]

Hi, I see you were involved in creating the ship infobox. Would you be interested in creating an infobox for windmills so that I could use it on individual windmill articles?Mjroots (talk) 21:03, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Hey Mjroots! I don't have much knowledge about or interest in windmills, so you can have my skills but not my creativity ;-) That's probably an advantage to you, honestly, since I won't try to argue with you about how it should look. If you can tell me very specifically what you'd like it to look like, I would be happy to create it for you. At the very least I'd need to know the different sections you need, the fields you'd like in those sections, and the colors you'd like to use for section headers.
Also, the ship infobox is special (unique?) in that it's made up of several different templates which can be repeated as necessary. This is to handle the often-complicated histories of ships. Is there any need for that kind of capability in the windmill infobox? I wouldn't imagine so. I can create a single-template infobox easily if you don't need the capabilities that a multi-template box gives you.
If you have any questions, please let me know; otherwise, let me know the fields and I'll whip it up. TomTheHand (talk) 22:30, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Please consider joining the working group for the WMF DC Chapter[edit]

Please consider joining the working group for the WMF DC chapter. Since we have a very active and very community oriented DC/MD/VA area group of Wikipedians, it only makes sense to develop it as a chapter, especially given the recent changes to the Board of Trustees structure, giving chapters more of a vote. Hopefully we will be either the first or the second officially recognized US Chapter (WMF Pennsylvania is pending as well), and hopefully our efforts will benefit WMF Penn as well. Remember, it's a working group, and this is a wiki, so feel free to offer changes, make bold changes to the group, and discuss on the talk page! I hope to see you there, as well as Wikimeetup DC 4 if you're attending. SWATJester Son of the Defender 16:47, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the note! However, I live in central North Carolina. I'm coming to next week's meetup, but it's quite a drive for me! TomTheHand (talk) 20:10, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

The United States Naval Institute and Naval Historian Norman Friedman.[edit]

Hello "Mr. Hand",

Greetings. Hope your doing well on this Mother's Day. Thank you for finally lifting my temporary ban as an editor on WiKi. I'm not here to do any damage or harm to the system in place - and I plan on following "the rules" as they may apply to me. I will try to remember to "login" no matter which PC I maybe using, but in the past I have failed to login. Let me just say that I have attempted to contact Norman Friedman several times (3 attempts) regarding one of his books, I think it was called "U.S. Submarines through 1945". I sent him a massive amount of information on how America's first submarines were actually developed (and by whom?). I wanted to point out certain infomation that he may have "overlooked" in the section (of his book) concerning The Crescent Shipyard's role in their (the U.S. A-class submarines) development. No offense, but I feel as if this man is biased and disingenuous as his information is not (always) as accurrate as he would like people to believe. ("They" may claim that I'm an anti-Semite for making such statements... so be it, as the truth will not always be what they want to hear or "have us" believe. Though I am Not - and I'm not about to go into that subject anytime soon). Anyhow, this man never responded to the many overwhelming documents that I sent to his "office" at USNI. This is one of the reasons that true history gets distorted because of (the) actions of people such as his. I will tell you that if you want a more "fair and balanced" version of Naval History, begin to appreciate the works of another "Norman". Norman Polmar wrote me back right away when I brought "this" to his attention... the subject above. He told me that the information that I sent him was indeed important and that any future writing on "the subject" at hand will certainly be included in his books relating to the Holland period. He is honest, openminded, and willing to correct past distortions in an unbiased way. He is aware of the rife contention that was so prevalent during the time when the Electric Boat Company was "selling submarines" to who ever wanted them, enemies included - as long as it was profitable to people like Isaac Leopold Rice, Elihu B. Frost, and The Rothschild Family etc. He knows of these men and their unscrupuless method of conducting business as Wall Street stock speculators. As a longtime editor and writer at The United States Naval Institute, Mr Polmar's works will "speak for themselves". He is America's true Naval Historian... not (the) others like Friedman, who I believe (in my opinion) have concealed aggendas! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Middim13 (talkcontribs) 20:16, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Oil price graph[edit]

Thanks for updating this image to 2007, but do you think you could add the 2008 data to show the most recent price jumps? It looks like your graph stops at $75. NJGW (talk) 03:46, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Well, as far as I can tell my data is the average of all the year's prices. I have thought a little bit about how I can add a May 2008 data point, but haven't really decided how to make it mesh with the average of 2007, the average of 2006, etc. I'm also not quite sure how to handle the inflation calculations. TomTheHand (talk) 03:56, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Hey Tom, thanks for the graph! I have an idea about how you could add the May 2008 data point: like they did in this graph, with an astersik. Just an idea... Splette :) How's my driving? 16:26, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Hmm... that could potentially work, but another issue is inflation - the graph is adjusted to average 2007 dollars. I have CPI data up to March 2008, so I could maybe adjust it all to March 2008 dollars and then use a March 2008 data point... but I think I'd rather keep that graph annual. I am working on an additional monthly graph that will cover various prices over a shorter term. I think it's ok for the 1861-2007 graph to be annual, if we have a high-quality, inflation-adjusted, monthly graph covering 1985-present or even 1999-present. TomTheHand (talk) 16:31, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
You are probably right. Also, there might be a few more price jumps ahead, so lets just wait with the update until 2008 is over... Splette :) How's my driving? 16:34, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Argh, don't talk to me about further price jumps ;-) I'm hoping to crank out another graph this evening, but I'm still an SVG novice so it won't be quick or easy. After this one I think it'll be easier. The one I have in mind is the average monthly Brent spot price from May 1987 to April 2008 (the full range of data available from the EIA), both nominal and converted to April 2008 dollars using the seasonally-adjusted CPI-U. The EIA has tons and tons of data, so that's really just the tip of the iceberg of what can be done. TomTheHand (talk) 23:53, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Ok, Brent spot prices from May 1987 to April 2008 are here. TomTheHand (talk) 02:05, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Nominal vs Real[edit]

I think the colours are the wrong way around in the diagram. --Michael C. Price talk 23:05, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Um... yes. Yes they are. Darn it! I'm on my way out the door, but I'll fix it as soon as I get back. Thanks for the heads-up! TomTheHand (talk) 00:26, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
Ok, fixed. Thanks again for letting me know. TomTheHand (talk) 02:49, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

MW conversions[edit]

"MW" power figures are generally used for diesel / turbo electric powerplants and would not apply to early 20th century direct drive steam turbines.

Regards

msa1701 (talk) 07:41, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

That's like saying that you can't convert Dreadnought's length to meters, because the United Kingdom didn't use the metric system at the time. Please review Wikipedia's Manual of Style. TomTheHand (talk) 12:32, 21 May 2008 (UTC)


A Mega Watt conversion factor (MW) is an incorrect statement that should not have been part of the article, the ship would have been powered by direct drive turbines which were coupled directly to the driveshafts, so if anything the power should be rated as SHP (Shaft Horse power).

The MW power rating on a vessel would only apply to when the turbines or diesel engines are used to generate electricity as the propellors would be driven by electric motors.

Metric / Imperial conversions are nothing to do with this dispute!

msa1701 (talk) 12:50, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Ah, I see. I'm sorry, you're incorrect. Both (shaft) horsepower and watts are units of power: they measure the exact same thing. They both have precise definitions (1 hp = 33,000 ft·lbf/min, 1 W = 1 N·m/s), and so you can freely convert between the two. Watts are used to measure electrical power, but they can be used to measure any other kind of power as well. For example, in many nations, the power of automobile engines is given in kilowatts instead of horsepower. TomTheHand (talk) 13:59, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Now your talking about bhp (break horse power) and not shaft horse power, which again would not apply to the Dreadnought.

msa1701 (talk) 14:47, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

No, I'm not. Both brake horsepower and shaft horsepower are types of mechanical horsepower and are defined as 33,000 ft·lbf/min. The difference between them is the place they are measured: brake horsepower is measured at the output shaft of an engine without any loss-inducing accessories and is the figure usually used for automobiles. Shaft horsepower is measured at the propeller shaft, after any gearing if it exists (Dreadnought's turbines were direct-drive) and is usually used for ship turbine plants. Either way, they can be directly converted to watts. TomTheHand (talk) 15:25, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Jeffery Rodengen and his book published as: The Legend of Electric Boat, Serving The Silent Service.[edit]

Dear Mr. Tomthehand,

Back in 1994, Rodengen published a book about The Electric Boat Company with the help of the company's "vaulted archives" and other sources. He states, in this account, that he was the first (in nearly 100 years) to be granted "full access" to the company's documents and records in order to complete his project concerning Electric Boat's corporate history. At that time, I had brought some very significant information to his attention. He wrote back to me and was "impressed" with the amount of information that I supplied (to) him to the contrary - information concerning the company's origins. The information I gave him was "overwhelming" and (it) compelled him to send me a signed copy of his book (free of charge). In this book, he writes, and I quote: "Please Forgive Me For Not Including The Many Valuable Contributions That Your Great-Grandfather (Arthur L. Busch) Made To The Early Success Of The Electric Boat Company". He then spoke with me over the phone and stated that indeed "this information" is important (concerning the company's history) and that if he ever "revises" his book - that he would most certainly include the information that I provided him. Well, he (recently) revised the book (w/the assistance of the Director of Communications at EB) in 2006, but (he) did not sincerely make (any of) the corrections to "fix" this story and set the record straight - as he stated he would. His version is just as biased as before - as he writes corporate history with a favorable slant making the company's history a "little more" polished and noble than in actually was. His account is helping the company to look less controversial than it actually was and is. But EB's ability to take refuge in very poor memories is evident in the company's documents and archives - remembering only what they want - stating only what they want us to know about them. Yet they are known to be "steeped in scandals" since the company was overrun by lawyers and financiers who practiced in chicanery and deception. Most (of them) with no shipbuilding skills or knowledge whatsoever. See: The Defender, The Story of General Dynamics, by Roger Franklin. The vice-President of General Dynamics and the Director of Communications of Electric Boat stated (in 1998) in letters written to my family that: "We will make every effort to remind people of Arthur Busch's tremendous contributions that he made to Electric Boat's early success when the company celebrates its 100th Annaversary Centennial in 1999"... as if they never even knew who he was or what he did while pioneering "their" first submarines and traveling half way around the world during Russia's war with Japan to build Japan's first five "Holland Type VII" submarines. [Company founded on 07 February 1899]. Busch was at the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal during Russia's war with Japan 1904-1905. But without any great surprize... no such effort was ever made in Busch's respect on behalf of Electric Boat what-so-ever. They actually went to cover-up this story; they did not (attempt to) share it with scholars and historians as they said they would. Till this very day, they continue to distort history with inaccurrate accounts of their foundations back when the company was referred to as Electric Boat. This is a very dishonest corporation - run by "these same types of people" who took Holland's company away from his control - as they profitted with ill-gotten gains in the process. This is not a politically correct statement to make... but it is what's true. "They" don't want us to know this truth! Make no mistakes about it, EB/GD is a company "steeped in scandals" that has concealed much of their heritage for their own ulterior motives... distorting their history and lining their pockets (with company shares) along the way. The real version of this story is not like what the company would have us believe. These are the un-biased facts that many (within GD) would prefer to just have us forget. Much more to this "improbable" story... as Franklin stated it. Thanks for your honest understanding of this issue and your ability to remain un-biased towards it. Talk 2 ya later. From Middim13.

Shipnaming and the likelyhood that Arthur L. Busch will be honored with a U. S. Naval warship named in his honor[edit]

Over the years, many Electric Boat allumni have had United States Naval Warships named after them for their contributions to submarine development - and to other advancements in naval architecture. (But there is a conflict of interest between the navy and those defense contractors who supply them with warships; there is also favoritism that tends to lean towards the "aggendas" of defense contractors who work to sell weapons to the Pentagon - as the Secretary of the Navy makes these decisions as to who will be next to be honored with a U. S. Naval vessel named after them). The (last) Secretary of the Navy, Gordon R. England (ex-vice President to General Dynamics) had contacted me in writing to acknowledge (Arthur Busch's pioneering role in America's submarine program while with Electric Boat, and the fact that he was responsible for the design and/or development of many different types of ships for the U.S. Navy, including Battleships, Crusiers, Destroyers, Gunboats, Monitors, Torpeodo Boats and others. (Threre is no proof he had anything to do with our CV/CVN's). He... (Gordon R. England, now second in command at the Pentagon as of 06/06/2008) then went on to state that his... (Busch's) contributions were certainly worthy enough to consider naming a U.S. Warship after him. (Afterall, they named ships and submarines after many of Electric Boat's past pioneers, including those who took Busch's credit, i.e. Lawrence York Spear, Frank Taylor Cable and Isaac L. Rice). Both Spear and Cable worked at EB for nearly 100 years combined (while with Electric Boat) during the "same time" as Busch, but failed to acknowledge and/or mention Busch in any capacity (what-so-ever) as a pioneering shipbuilder with Electric Boat... as did the company's first President, Isaac L. Rice, who was less than honest about his transactions while conducting business. Rice was very cleavor and educated, but he was a deceptively greedy human being who was (also) selfish and arrogant - leading "his" company down a very dishonest path - as they leave their wake behind them. Yet he (Busch) was the man who paved the way before them... not Cable, not Spear... and they know this, but they just conspired in silence to keep that information at bay for a very, very long time! Naming ships after people like Spear and Cable (and Rice) does my family no great favors... and (it) does a disservice to American's in general. "It" is a contridiction to what America honestly stands for, and to what is in the best interest of America and its future ahead. More later. Tell me what your opinion is on John Holland's company - now known as Electric Boat? I'm interested to hear your view, afterall, you have made your views (concerning U. S. Naval History) known to all who visit this subject. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Middim13 (talkcontribs) 00:13, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

The long and short of it[edit]

Hi Tom. You might wish to comment here. Thunderbird2 (talk) 14:24, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Copperchair, back again[edit]

Hi TomTheHand,

Copperchair, our mutual er...acquaintance, is back again as User: Andre Toulon. See for example the history of Operation Harekate Yolo: this revert [1] comes after much pointless edit warring by other sockpuppets of his [2]. Compare also this edit [3], and this one [4]. I hope you can take care of this. Cheers. --Raoulduke47 (talk) 08:53, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Crude oil graphs[edit]

Hi Tom, just wanted to thank you for the fantastic oil graphs. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.27.137.74 (talk) 09:08, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

User:Middim13[edit]

Since you've dealt with this user before, I thought I'd bring it up with you. I've reverted several of his biased addtions today, including adding a 20-year-old book as a refernce to the M1 Abrams and F-16 pages which is not actually about the products. Now he keeps posting to my user page in spite of my reverting him, which he has done in the past when our paths have crossed before. I'm trying to stay out of "stressful" discussions, but he is just not getting the message. COuld you look into his activiteis today, and see what you can do, or forward to somenoe who can help? THanks. - BillCJ (talk) 00:25, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

It's not a "one note" point of view. It is truth and facts that a very biased individual has deemed to censor on his own aggenda.[edit]

The truth is what is relevant - not (a) biased point of view coming from those such as BillCJ. This (PC) individual is doing this medium nothing but a disservice. Oh, by the way, you never responded to the letters I wrote to you concerning Arthur L. Busch role pioneering first U. S. Naval submarines!? You seem to be a fan of Norman Friedman? Another biased individual who can be disingenuous when things are not the way they thought. Please understand that the facts will remain important, not whether or not it might be offensive to those who are. Another thing, BillCJ did respond to my letter and archived it in (Archive 9) under "very long threads" from August. We came to a "concensus" and things are all better now. May need to go back to history of section as it he said "it was too long" to store in archives - or somewhere along those lines. Information is legitimate, accurrate and un-biased. I don't know where you are but thanks for your overall understanding in this matter. I do appreciate it and take care. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Middim13 (talkcontribs) 00:41, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

{{Convert}}[edit]

Could you add to the template the option of using the British "gramme" spelling? Urhixidur (talk) 14:01, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

The best place for this request would be at Template talk:Convert. I've taken the liberty of posting your request there. — Bellhalla (talk) 14:39, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

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Request for involvement[edit]

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Oil price graph[edit]

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$ per square foot conversion[edit]

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Convert translated[edit]

I am looking at introducing a "convert" function to a small minority language Wikipedia, which does not have an army of technical wizards to work on it. It will inevitably be simpler. I have worked the logic out, but the technical MediaWiki programming detail is proving elusive, and the general guidance I have read on on WP and MediaWiki is of limited use.

Do you know of any guidance on how the convert function is structured?. Is there some kind soul on en:WP who might assist?

I think it needs a data table of units and their characteristics, and a way for operative Templates to access the data fields: is that possible and how?

Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to lend.

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Testimony[edit]

I have learned for myself that your beliefs are not true. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.49.181.128 (talk) 22:59, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Information on the Greek Navy[edit]

Tom, I noticed your name at articles on Greek naval ships. I've been working to improve the article on the USS Mississippi class battleship. These 2 ships were sold to Greece after a few years in U.S. service, and the information is scant after that point. I see frequent reference to a book which may have more information: Vice Admiral C. Paizis-Paradellis, HN (2002). Hellenic Warships 1829-2001 (3rd Edition). Athens, Greece: The Society for the study of Greek History. Do you know who has this or has access to it? Thanks Kevin --Kevin Murray (talk) 19:25, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

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Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Dokdo class landing platform experimental ships[edit]

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Oil price trend?[edit]

And chance you'll be updating the graph of oil price trend with more recent data?

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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.
  2. To support the Wikimania bid, more events like WikiXDC, and outreach activities like collaborations with the Smithsonian (ongoing) and National Archives, there also has been discussion of forming Wikimedia DC, as an official Wikimedia chapter. You can express interest and contribute to chapter discussions on the Wikimedia DC Meta-Wiki pages.
  3. To discuss all this and meet up with special guest, Dutch Wikipedian User:Kim Bruning, there will be a meetup, Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 16 this Tuesday at 7pm, at Capitol City Brewery, Metro Center. There will be a pre-meetup Wikimania team meeting at 6pm at the same location.

Apologies for the short notice for this meetup, but let's discuss when, where & what for DC Meetup #17. Also, if you haven't yet, please join wikimedia-dc mailing list to stay informed. Cheers, User:Aude (talk)


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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) 17:00, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

GLAM Baltimore 2011![edit]

GLAM Baltimore 2011 - You are invited!
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GLAM Baltimore 2011 is a series of GLAM related events that will take place July 22-23 in Baltimore. The weekend launches with a happy hour for emerging GLAM professionals and concludes the following day with a lively discussion and series of breakout sessions on the morning of the 23rd. Attendance to both is encouraged but not required. We do hope you'll participate for this exciting event! See you in Baltimore! SarahStierch (talk) 13:43, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

The WikiProject National Archives Newsletter[edit]

The first ever WikiProject National Archives newsletter has been published. Please read on to find out what we're up to and how to help out! There are many opportunities for getting more involved. Dominic·t 21:45, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

DC Meetup, July 29[edit]

DC Meetup 21 - Who should come? You should. Really.
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DC MEETUP 21 is July 29! This meet up will involve Wikipedians from the area as well as Wiki-loving GLAM professionals. See you Friday! SarahStierch (talk) 16:32, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

DC-area Meetup, Saturday, August 6[edit]

National Archives Backstage Pass - Who should come? You should. Really.
US-NARA-Seal.svg On Saturday, August 6, the National Archives is hosting a Wikipedia meetup, backstage pass tour, and edit-a-thon in College Park, Maryland. Meet staff and fellow Wikipedians, go behind the scenes at the National Archives, help digitize documents, and edit together! Dominic·t 21:45, 28 July 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)

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

Fine Art Edit-a-Thon & Meetup - Who should come? You should. Really.
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FINE ART EDIT-A-THON & DC MEETUP 26 is December 17! The Edit-a-Thon will cover fine art subjects from the Federal Art Project and the meet up will involve Wikipedians from the area as well as Wiki-loving GLAM professionals. You don't have to attend both to attend one (but we hope you do!) Click the link above and sign up & spread the word! See you there! SarahStierch (talk) 19:45, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

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National Archives ExtravaSCANza[edit]

You are invited to the National Archives ExtravaSCANza, taking place every day next week from January 4–7, Wednesday to Saturday, in College Park, Maryland (Washington, DC metro area). Come help me cap off my stint as Wikipedian in Residence at the National Archives with one last success!

This will be a casual working event in which Wikipedians are getting together to scan interesting documents at the National Archives related to a different theme each day—currently: spaceflight, women's suffrage, Chile, and battleships—for use on Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons. The event is being held on multiple days, and in the evenings and weekend, so that as many locals and out-of-towners from nearby regions1 as possible can come. Please join us! Dominic·t 01:41, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

1 Wikipedians from DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, New York City, and Pittsburgh have been invited.

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Suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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

Sarah (talk) 00:15, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner[edit]

Wikimedia DC.svg Please join us for a Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner on Saturday, May 5. This will be a great opportunity to meet other Wikimedians from the DC area, discuss upcoming Wikimedia DC activities and events, and have fun over dinner and drinks. All ages are welcome! Kirill [talk] 04:12, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

You're invited: Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-thon![edit]

S. Dillon Ripley & Uncle Beazley.jpg Please join us for the second Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-thon! This event will focus on Smithsonian history including the history of the Institution's museums, archives, research centers and the people behind them. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the Archives, work within them & with staff, and learn more about the world's largest museum complex. We hope you'll join us on Friday, May 25. Please sign up here! Sarah (talk) 21:52, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
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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] 18:09, 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] 18:50, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Notice of change[edit]

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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] 14:15, 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] 04:39, 13 December 2012 (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) 02:25, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to a discussion: Wikipedia and legislative data[edit]

Hi TomTheHand, since you are interested in meetups in DC, I'd like to invite you to attend the Cato Institute's "Wikipedia and Legislative Data" events on March 14. (There's also an all day workshop on March 15; let me know if you are interested, we may be able to add more people.)

There will be an introduction to Wikipedia and open edit-a-thon in the afternoon, and a Sunshine Week Reception in the evening. I hope you can make it!

Hope to see you there! -Pete (talk) 20:00, 1 March 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] 14:00, 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) 23:16, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Category:Unique ships[edit]

Category:Unique ships, 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. The Bushranger One ping only 02:08, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Category:Unique aircraft carriers[edit]

Category:Unique aircraft carriers, 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. The Bushranger One ping only 09:52, 29 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] 19:05, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

You are invited to the "All Things GW" editathon on Saturday, April 20[edit]

The "All Things GW" editathon on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. is a rare chance to go behind the scenes in the University Archives of the GW Libraries and use their unique resources to research and update Wikipedia pages related to The George Washington University and the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Did you miss our last D.C. history editathon? This is your is your chance to come edit with wiki-friends using different great collection! The event includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the University Archives and a show-and-tell of some of its most interesting treasures, snacks, and the editathon.

Participation is limited to 30 volunteers, so RSVP today! Dominic·t 07:22, 15 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] 20:10, 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] 23:10, 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] 18:25, 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) 00:50, 25 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] 11:55, 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) 04:43, 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] 20:16, 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) 16:07, 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] 00:49, 6 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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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] 04:30, 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] 12:05, 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] 19:24, 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] 15:23, 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] 06:20, 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] 02:37, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Meetups coming up in DC![edit]

Hey!

You are invited to two upcoming events in DC:

  • Meetup at Capitol City Brewery on Saturday, January 25 at 6 PM. Please join us for dinner, drinks, socializing, and discussing Wikimedia DC activities and events. All are welcome! RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.
  • Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, February 1 from Noon – 5 PM. Join us as we improve articles on notable women in history! All are welcome, regardless of age or level of editing experience. RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.

I hope to see you there!

(Note: If you do not wish to receive talk page messages for DC meetups, you are welcome to remove your username from this page.)

Harej (talk) 00:07, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Coming up in February![edit]

Hello there!

Our February WikiSalon is coming up on Sunday, February 23. Join us at our gathering of Wikipedia enthusiasts at the Kogod Courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery with an optional dinner after. As usual, all are welcome. Care to join us?

Also, if you are available, there is an American Art Edit-a-thon being held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Professor Andrew Lih's COMM-535 class at American University on Tuesday, February 11 from 2 to 5 PM. Please RSVP on the linked page if you are interested.

If you have any ideas or preferences for meetups, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/DC.

Thank you, and hope to see you at our upcoming events! Harej (talk) 18:42, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Russian battleship Poltava[edit]

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DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

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

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

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

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

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

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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