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Editing Barnstar[edit]

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I, Bugboy52.4, award you for reaching 100,000 edits according to the List of Wikipedians by number of edits generated 11:45 pm, 24 February 2009. Keep up the good work!________________________________________________________________

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon" at Queens Library! Friday December 6[edit]

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Please join Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon on December 6, 2013!
Everyone gather at Queens Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for borough articles on the history and the communities.
Drop-ins welcome 10am-7pm!--Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

AFC Backlog Drive[edit]

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Books & Bytes New Years Double Issue[edit]

Books & Bytes

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Volume 1 Issue 3, December/January 2013

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Happy New Year, and welcome to a special double issue of Books & Bytes. We've included a retrospective on the changes and progress TWL has seen over the last year, the results of the survey TWL participants completed in December, some of our plans for the future, a second interview with a Wiki Love Libraries coordinator, and more. Here's to 2014 being a year of expansion and innovation for TWL!

The Wikipedia Library completed the first 6 months of its Individual Engagement grant last week. Here's where we are and what we've done:
Increased access to sources: 1500 editors signed up for 3700 free accounts, individually worth over $500,000, with usage increases of 400-600%
Deep networking: Built relationships with Credo, HighBeam, Questia, JSTOR, Cochrane, LexisNexis, EBSCO, New York Times, and OCLC
New pilot projects: Started the Wikipedia Visiting Scholar project to empower university-affiliated Wikipedia researchers
Developed community: Created portal connecting 250 newsletter recipients, 30 library members, 3 volunteer coordinators, and 2 part-time contractors
Tech scoped: Spec'd out a reference tool for linking to full-text sources and established a basis for OAuth integration
Broad outreach: Wrote a feature article for Library Journal's The Digital Shift; presenting at the American Library Association annual meeting
...Read Books & Bytes!

Saturday: NYC Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon[edit]

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Please join Wikipedia "Art and Feminism Editathon" @ Eyebeam on Saturday February 1, 2014,
an event aimed at collaboratively expanding Wikipedia articles covering Art and Feminism, and the biographies of women artists!

There are also regional events that day in Brooklyn, Westchester County, and the Hudson Valley.
--Pharos (talk)

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon[edit]

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon

You are invited to join upcoming Wikipedia "Editathons", where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on a selected theme, on the following two Saturdays in March:

I hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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GOCE February blitz wrapup[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Blitzes/February 2014 wrap-up
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Participation: Out of seven people who signed up for this blitz, all copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 16 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the March drive! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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Saturday June 21: Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

Upcoming Saturday event - June 21: Wiki Loves Pride NYC
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You are invited to join us at Jefferson Market Library for "Wiki Loves Pride", hosted by New York Public Library, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Wikimedia LGBT and Wikimedia New York City, where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on this theme:

11am–4pm at Jefferson Market Library.

We hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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Hi, im GenericBobJoe, you sent my IP address a warning for vandalism, the page that I apparently vandalized said the vandalism was in 2007. I got the computer with this IP last year, and I don't think teaneck is gay. I seriously do not know why this is happening. You should TempBan me from editing for now, maybe one day, and i'll see what's wrong with this computer. If this keeps happening,or if you might know anything about this, please reply. -GenericBobJoe

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Notice of Edit warring noticeboard discussion[edit]

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Notice of Edit warring noticeboard discussion[edit]

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Saturday April 30: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim[edit]

Saturday April 30, 1-6pm: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim
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On Saturday April 30, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fourth Wikipedia edit-a-thon — or, #guggathon — to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Asian Month, and Art+Feminism.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global MENA Artists Month partnership page to coordinate international and online events as well.

Time: Presentation: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Edit-a-thon: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (88th Street), New York City, New York 10128
Guests should enter using the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

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Pertaining to[edit]

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DYK for George H. Barbour[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 19 December 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article George H. Barbour, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after part of the dome of the New Jersey State House was painted blue, George H. Barbour introduced legislation to ensure it would be restored to its traditional gold and white? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/George H. Barbour. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, George H. Barbour), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Merry[edit]

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At this wonderful time of year, I would like to give season’s greetings to all the fellow Wikipedians I have interacted with in the past! May you have a wonderful holiday season! MarnetteD|Talk 16:06, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
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MarnetteD, thanks for the message and best wishes to you. Alansohn (talk) 16:08, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Englewood, New Jersey)[edit]

Nice add to this article. Beyond My Ken (talk) 23:55, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Beyond My Ken, and a nice article creation on your part. Just fortunate that I'm familiar with the historic sources available on this side of the Hudson. Alansohn (talk) 00:10, 23 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I just happened to be in that area some months ago and took pictures of the church. When I saw it was on the NRHP but didn't have an article, I thought, "Why not?". Beyond My Ken (talk) 01:11, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

May I impose on our long-standing - albeit acrimonious -- relationship to ask you a question? (If not, please feer free to ignore it.) What is the explanation for the many multiple Bergen County NRHP listings being related to the Ackerman, Ackerson/Eckerson, Banta, Berdan, Blackledge, Blanch, Blauvelt, Bogert, Brinkerhoff, Cadmus, Cooper, Debaun, Demarest, Durie, Haring, Huyler, Hopper, Lydecker, Terhune, Van Houten, Van Winkle, Vandelinda, Vanderbeck, Westervelt, Wortendyke and Zabriske families. It almost seems like at some point they were the only residents of the county, presumably on large farms. Is that the case, to your knowledge? Beyond My Ken (talk) 06:07, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

  • While Bergen County is the state's most-populous county today, with 900,000 residents, there were only 12,000 residents back at the first U.S. census in 1790. The early Dutch and English settlers in northeastern New Jersey prospered and their families grew with them. You see many of these same names not only on houses, but even on street signs and in names of politicians. Alansohn (talk) 18:23, 23 December 2016 (UTC)
    • Thanks for that, I appreciate it. Beyond My Ken (talk) 21:11, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry, merry![edit]

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 18:54, 26 December 2016 (UTC) Lights ablaze.JPG

  • And best wishes to you from the not-quite-as-frigid Northern New Jersey. Alansohn (talk) 20:03, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Monsignor Farrell High School[edit]

This material has been repeatedly removed from this article and the article has in the past been protected because of the repeated addition of this material. It simply does not meet the requirements for listing in a notable alumni section. A notable group or TV show is not an alumnus. The explanation for rejecting this material has been explained on the article's talk page. Your justification of WP:PRESERVE has absolutely no validity. Meters (talk) 22:03, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Meters, WP:PRESERVE is policy. Your claim that groups can;t be listed is just that; a claim. I've dealt with that claim on the talk page and the onus is on you to demonstrate that encyclopedic content about a group of alumni should be removed simply because you feel it shouldn't be in the article. Alansohn (talk) 04:27, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
Replied on the article's talk page. A group does not meet the inclusion criterion of being an alumnus. There is no way to fix that, so WP:PRESERVE is not applicable. Meters (talk) 05:20, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC 2017
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day NYC 2017, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

With special guests Katherine Maher of the Wikimedia Foundation and Tim Wu of Columbia Law School speaking on our Post-truth panel!

Also featuring an International/Multilingual panel, a Documenting Activism panel, a Multimedia/Tech Panel, a Science panel, an Art panel, and more.

And there will be cake.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00am - 7:00 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 14:56, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Camden, New Jersey[edit]

You're welcome. And thank you. Nightscream (talk) 00:54, 17 January 2017 (UTC)