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Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

Come one and come all. To a presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history.

Picture your self leading the masses to improve Wikimedia one article at a time.
  • Show the Internet who is the better editor.
  • Be the creator of culture that you know you are.
  • Spread the knowledge of noteworthy people who no one but you cares about.
  • Lead the charge to a better Wikipedia --- eventually.


Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:08, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

See you at the Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street, Laurel, MD on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST. See http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205494212/ for more information. Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC invites revolutionaries, free thinkers, and other sundry editors to a DC WikiSalon[edit]

The WikiSalon is a special meetup usually held during the first and third full weeks of every month, from 7 PM to 9 PM. It's an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss Wikimedia wikis 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.

If you're coming by Metro, the closest station is Dupont Circle (on the Red Line). If you're driving, a lot of parking opens up downtown after 6:30 PM, so finding a parking space (even a free one) should be easy. Once you've found the building, go to Cove on the second floor. We will be in the conference room.

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: The Cove, Dupont Circle, 1730 Connecticut Avenue NW, 2nd floor, 20009, DC


For more information, see http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205500822/


My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:26, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC's Wonderful meetups[edit]

Wikimedia DC's Upcoming meetups

  • Thursday, September 11: “Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet, One Article at a Time!”
    A presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history. Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street in Laurel, MD. 7 PM.
  • Wednesday, September 17: WikiSalon
    Come for the pizza, stay for the conversation. 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Saturday, September 20: September Meetup
    Get dinner and drinks with fellow Wikipedians! 6 PM
  • Sunday, September 21: Laurel History Edit-a-Thon
    Local history for Wikipedia! 10:15 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28: Please RSVP for the Open Government WikiHack at Eventbrite by clicking on the link. The National Archives and Records Administration and Wikimedia DC are teaming up to come up with solutions that help integrate government data into Wikipedia. 10:30 AM – 5 PM each day

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 22:50, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

"Sister Cities International no longer recognizes any sister cities in Nevada"[edit]

Hi! Uhm, what? :O -- Horst-schlaemma (talk) 21:18, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

The source specified in claiming that there were sister cities was Sister Cities International. If you check that reference, you'll see that Las Vegas is not part of the Sister Cities program. If I understand things correctly, it used to be, but no longer participates. Thus, Las Vegas has no sister cities. I've looked for other reliable sources that might show the existence of one or more sister cities, but can find no recent references. --Larry (talk) 22:11, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Hum, well. Shouldn't there be something? What about the former sister cities, any reaction? -- Horst-schlaemma (talk) 22:40, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
That gets pretty tricky. Before I deleted the list of sister cities, I did a little googling, including the .gov site. I didn't find much, other than North Las Vegas (not exactly what we mean by sister city) and a reference to what sounded like a city, but wasn't. I also ran across a really, really old article (1999?) where some official complained about the cost of the program, but I didn't find anything else about it. In terms of listing past sister cities, we'd still need a reliable source, and I don't know how to find one of those. --Larry (talk) 23:27, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Added another image to the Las Vegas Main image discussion.[edit]

Looking to get your thoughts on it!--Mark Miller (talk) 01:33, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

@Mark Miller: Thanks for the heads up! I've replied on the Las Vegas talk page (and have it on my watchlist) --Larry (talk) 03:14, 29 September 2014 (UTC)