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February 18 Wikipedia Day event in DTLA[edit]

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CSS styling in templates[edit]

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Come and join us at the Wiknic[edit]

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LA event this Thursday[edit]

LA Meetup: September 7 edit-a-thon near DTLA
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You have been invited to a meetup and edit-a-thon at the LA84 Foundation in Jefferson Park (near DTLA) on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 5:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.! This event aims to improve coverage of female Olympians and Paralympians (some of whom will be attending!). There will be a deejay and food/drinks, and kids are welcome.

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Wikipedia Day LA, March 31[edit]

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Please join us from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 31st for Wikipedia Day LA 2018 at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. There will be speakers, panel discussions, a presentation on Wikidata, flash sessions, and a discussion about the formation of an LA User Group. There could be dramatic readings of LA-related talk pages, and there will be truly excellent cake. Please RSVP on the event page if you're thinking of joining us.

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Upcoming changes to wikitext parsing[edit]

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Thank you for all the good things you do for the English Wikipedia. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:18, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Arts Datathon![edit]

LA County Civic Arts Datathon!
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List of colors: A-M listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect List of colors: A-M. Since you had some involvement with the List of colors: A-M redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Ssjhowarthisawesome (talk) 17:31, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

DAB pages with only one entry[edit]

Hi. I see that you are creating multiple disambiguation pages such as Eleventh Fleet (disambiguation) with only one entry. Per MOS:DAB, disambiguation pages with only one entry/blue link shouldn't be created. Are there more entries to these pages that you just haven't added? Bennv3771 (talk) 10:01, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

If these were created in error and there are no other entries to these dab pages, they can be nominated for speedy deletion via WP:CSD G6. Bennv3771 (talk) 10:03, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
@Bennv3771: Hi. 10, 11, and 12 are the ones that currently only have one entry, but I'm working on finding additional info for them. I was trying to keep all 12 consistent, and they have additional links that might be useful for navigation purposes (under See Also) (not my doing – just assuming they were worthwhile to the creators). I'll re-evaluate when done. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 10:12, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
I had a look around for possible entries ... you could add 11th Air Fleet (Imperial Japanese Navy) as an entry to Eleventh Fleet (disambiguation), and maybe other similar entries from List of Air Fleets of the Imperial Japanese Navy to the other numbered dab pages. Bennv3771 (talk) 10:15, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! —[AlanM1(talk)]— 10:21, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Alkane[edit]

You made a series of edits to this article yesterday, and there was one where I was unclear what your intention was. If you look at citation 20, the new DOI# https://doi.org/10.1021/cr00097a001 links to an article whose authors don't match those listed. I was in the process of changing the title info and authors to the new info you supplied and I thought I would let you sort it out. Gene Wilson (talk) 14:15, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

I'll have a look. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 14:25, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
@Gene Wilson: Wow – nice catch. In the process of editing, I apparently accidentally deleted a big chunk of the article, from the middle of one cite to the middle of another. I restored the missing text. Thanks! —[AlanM1(talk)]— 14:38, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

46th Test Wing[edit]

Hi Alan M1.

Please take a minute and consider the talk section I just shot in the article as above.

Nice to meet you, have fun. --Filippof (talk) 21:27, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

@Filippof: Sorry, but I'm confused. It appears that my only change to that article was on July 11, fixing a typo (an → and). I don't seem to have edited your or the article's talk page. I do, however, remember seeing the change you are talking about and even looking up the translation – I just can't see where I talked, or did anything, about it Face-smile.svg —[AlanM1(talk)]— 21:49, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

You're likely to be right, while I probably misunderstood the reason of your thanking. A specialist of Latin and/or a fan of Air Force is needed... Ad maiora. --Filippof (talk) 13:06, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Ten Year Society[edit]

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Dear AlanM1,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Ten Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for ten years or more. ​

Best regards, Gogo Dodo (talk) 07:23, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

7th Annual Los Angeles Wiknic[edit]

It's the 7th Annual Los Angeles Wiknic!

Sunday, September 30, 11:00-4:00 PM
Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Hang out. Consume crowd-sourced BBQ! Bask in the glory of late September in Los Angeles (and the glory
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Re: Editing changes on Medal of Honor - see section on the talk page for the article.[edit]

Hello AlanM1: Just a quick request --- if you have some time kindly take a look at the Talk:Medal of Honor section of the article Medal of Honor for the Wikiproject Orders and Decorations and Medals (See the Samuel Adler section on the talk page). Apparently a question has arisen as to the quality and/or suitability of references which have been cited to support the inclusion of the composer Samuel Adler (composer) as a recipient of an unusual Medal of Honor for services to Music (as opposed to combat services) as directed by General Dweight D. Eisenhower circa 1953 in post World War II Germany. Perhaps as an experienced Editor you might be able to share your expertise in order to determine whether the references which have been cited are suitable. Many thanks in advance for your kind assistance and best wishes for your continued success on Wikipedia in the fututre. Repsectfully 104.207.219.150 (talk) 15:27, 18 September 2018 (UTC)PS

@104.207.219.150: I did a little better – I asked the man himself Face-smile.svg He's apparently been trying to correct the unfortunate mistake, which may have originated here as an uncited claim. He received "a special Citation of Excellence from the Army for forming the 7th Army Symphony Orchestra and its success in Europe between 1952 and 1961", not the Medal of Honor. He wrote about it in his autobio:
Adler, Samuel; ed. by Thym, Jürgen (2017). Building bridges with music : stories from a composer's life (illustrated ed.). Pendragon Press. ISBN 9781576473030.
I'll update things as needed. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 22:44, 20 September 2018 (UTC)