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Greater Capital Region In-Person Meetups?[edit]

@UpstateNYer: As a "lifer" here (born Troy, 1966), very much enjoyed viewing all the Albany+ content you've posted to Wikipedia! As a native, just wanted to express gratitude and say thank you for documenting this so well. I'm wrapping the Clifton Park *Wikipedia Loves Libraries* event now, and am thinking it would great if folks like ourselves could meet in-person on a regular basis, and share experience, advice and company, at a venue like Panera Bread at Latham Farms. I know this Panera hosts other social media and engineering groups (IEEE, Peter Coombs, etc.), so Wikipedians in the Albany region could certainly do the same. Would be grateful to know what you think. Sincerely, - Larry Lawrence Kelley (talk) 21:26, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Peer review of William Bliss Baker[edit]

Please come participate: Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography/Peer review/William Bliss Baker. Thanks! ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 08:34, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

Article assessment in relation to WPNY[edit]

See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject New York#Article tagging in relation to subprojects. – TMF (talk) 21:11, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Dongan Charter[edit]

Having a bit of anrgument about the wording in this article, the article originally claimed it was the oldest charter in the Western Hemisphere, this term is often misused to mean the Americas, when parts of England & Scotland & SPain and all of Wales, Ireland & Portugal are in the Western Hemisphere. NOt to mention portions of Africa. I forst changed Western Hemisphere to Americas that was reverted. I then removed West Hemisphere, it was reinstated by the same user. If some one could have a look before a revert war brakes out.--Kitchen Knife (talk) 21:18, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

I suspect that the source means the Americas, but I'm not sure that the examples you've provided contradict it, because of the words "possibly" and "still in force". At least one of the charters you've mentioned is Liverpool's 1207 charter, which is usually described as its first charter, implying that there has been at least one since then - and many of the charters in England appear to have been superseded in around 1685 and again more recently, such as in the 1970s local government reforms. A search doesn't find confirmation of anything older, but it may be that there is but the research hasn't been done, or hasn't been published online, or isn't easy to find online. The claim was made by "Stefan Bielinski, author of Government by the People a 64-page book written to mark Albany's Tricentennial", so I'd say if it's to be included this should be attributed within the article. Peter James (talk) 20:27, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
A discussion was started much earlier than this at the WP:NOR/N which is the proper place for a community discussion, not here, which this wikiproject has not been all that active (and that for possible conflict of interest purposes I'll admit- I co-founded this wikiproject). The NOR/N discussion was first, is a proper venue, and the next best thing to a discussion on the talk page of Dongan Charter itself.Camelbinky (talk) 01:17, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Expert attention[edit]

This is a notice about Category:Capital District articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 06:37, 19 October 2014 (UTC)