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Again, welcome! - Meelar 05:20, 4 Feb 2004 (UTC)

I don't think some of those links make much sense. Melbourne, for example, is not the same thing as City of Melbourne. I think they should all be redircted to articles called City of X or Shire of X etc. Adam 08:40, 28 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Not meaning any disrespect, but when you add to the bus routes page, please make any new location names into wikilinks. Saves me the trouble of doing it later. Thankyou. Hypernovean 11:33, 3 Mar 2004 (UTC)

WikiProject Melbourne[edit]

Hi, AJ. Heres an update on open tasks for the WikiProject Melbourne.

Here are some WikiProject Melbourne articles which attract a high number of "page hits" but are only rated as Stub Class:
Suburbs: Derrimut, South Wharf, Menzies Creek, Monbulk, Kilsyth, Save Our State (Australia)
Landmarks: 101 Collins Street, 120 Collins Street, Bourke Place, Hamer Hall, Melbourne Mint
Events: Melbourne International Festival of Brass, Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Great Bookie Robbery, Extreme weather events in Melbourne
Transport: Premium station
Sporting Clubs: Fawkner Blues, Sunshine George Cross FC, Hume City FC
Streets: Little Bourke Street, Hardware Lane, Hosier Lane
People: Alannah Hill, Karmein Chan, Meek (street artist), Vexta
Institutions: Eltham High School, Glen Eira Town Hall, Honoured Society, Boxing Day Test
Venues: Bob Jane Stadium, Lexus Centre
Miscellaneous: Collins St., 5 pm, Yarra Valley, Coops Shot Tower, Melbourne Talk Radio, Academic dress of University of Melbourne, Sound Relief, Melbourne University Publishing, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne Metro
Edit or discuss this list.

TPK 08:51, 13 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Melbourne articles[edit]

Hey there, I don't know if you've checked up on the WikiProject Melbourne recently, but a few of us have decided to adopt an article or two. The idea is to pick a lacking article and "be in charge" of it - do the research, writing, maybe even picture-taking. We're trying to build up the number of qualiy articles, instead of thinly-spread stubs. Don't feel you have to do anything :), but if you want, pick an article and add yourself to the list. TPK 20:47, 14 Sep 2004 (UTC) Talk

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 1000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:


Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)


Hi. We need articles written on Fußball-Bundesliga seasons from 1969/70 through 1975/76, in order to take them off the Wikipedia:Most wanted articles page! Since you've worked on related articles, I thought you might like to take a crack at it. Cheers! -- BD2412 talk 20:34, August 6, 2005 (UTC)

Buses in Melbourne[edit]

Busses in Melbourne moved to Buses in Melbourne

Mark Latham article[edit]

Thanks for the partial revert. Andjam 11:54, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

Meetup in March[edit]

I see that you are listed as a participant in the WikiProject Melbourne. If you are a Melbourne resident I would appreciate your views on the suggested Meetup in March . Please give some indication of your interest, or otherwise, in the idea. Even a simple "No thanks" with your user name would be welcome and assist in assessing the level of support for a meetup. Thank you.. Cuddy Wifter 06:18, 28 February 2006 (UTC)


Nice to see that there is a portal for co-ops and thus a home for the Toubeau article. I found it in articles in need of cleanup after translation but it is a very interesting piece of hidden history. There must be more stuff on the Belgian labour movement that should be in the 'pedia. Itsmejudith 06:58, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Request for Help - Thanks![edit]

Basically, it's for... quite possibly one of the oddest plays to come out of the Victorian period, W. S. Gilbert's Charity. The whole thing is a Shavian analysis of the sexual double standard - how a woman, "fallen" once, is ostracised, but a man can actively corrupt women and be forgiven. Have a look at what we have so far: The plot's still a WIP, because the analysis is so interesting that we just had to do it. One just doesn't expect lines like "Heaven teaches that there is a pardon for every penitent. Earth teaches that there is one sin for which there is no pardon — when the sinner is a woman!" or "Think of any blameless woman whom you love and honour, and who is loved and honoured of all. Think of the shivering outcast whose presence is contamination, whose touch is horror unspeakable, whose very existance is an unholy stain on God's earth. Woman—loved, honoured, courted by all. Woman—shunned, loathed, and unutterably despised, but still—Woman." to come out of a Victorian drama, and, well, this is an article I want to get done right. And this means a short historical background of the Victorian sexual double standard. Adam Cuerden talk 15:48, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

Kevin Rudd[edit]

Thanks for the links! We'll see how things pan out at the election! Leon 12:35, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: Someone trying to hijack WikiProject Gender Studies...[edit]

Fairly long message not copied from my talk page so as not to make clutter here... Cheers, - AmishThrasher 08:30, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

I'm going on holiday in the morning for two weeks, so I probably won't be useful in any kind of extended argument, but I'll have a read after tea and see if there are some comments I can make. --bainer (talk) 09:35, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

This guy is a lunatic, and he's well and truly alone on the matter. I'd just revert him - arguing with him isn't going to change things. Rebecca 11:06, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

You really shouldn't throw libel around like that, law student. It's really not very sporting of you, hon. Nkras 02:23, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

I don't understand exactly what he's saying, so I don't know if I can help. I'm on holiday in Sydney at the moment, so I don't think I can do too much, although I don' t think he'll make too much headway. Leon 01:18, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

I think the best course of action is to revert and ignore. There is no basis to any of this rubbish other than trolling. Thanks for the heads-upAnAn 23:48, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Gender studies POV-pushing[edit]

Sorry about that: I was on a bit of an unannounced semi-WikiBreak where I was editing a bit, but not looking at my talk page, as I didn't want to be suddenly pulled into something major. Has it sorted out, and the misogynist been battled off? Adam Cuerden talk 01:23, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Project Gender Studies[edit]

Hi AmishTrasher, thanks for your comment over in Talk Project Gender Studies. It looks like nobody's around on that page and I wanted to start a discussion about whether the project page should be unprotected so it could be editted to give balance to both of its aims. (BTW well done for saving the page back in December - if I had found the project back then I would of tried to help you out). The consensus seems to be to seperate the removal of systemic bias into a new project - that discussion is here (I also proposed some additions to the projects aims at the bottom of that discussion). I suggested some changes to the project's graphics last week and made the neccessary alterations to the project page this weekend - if you have any views on them (or want them reverted) there's a discussion on the talk page here) : )--Cailil 00:05, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Mark (professional wrestling)[edit]

I've nominated Mark (professional wrestling), an article you created, for deletion. We appreciate your contributions, but in this particular case I do not feel that Mark (professional wrestling) satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion; I have explained why in the nomination space (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and the Wikipedia deletion policy). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mark (professional wrestling) and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Mark (professional wrestling) during the discussion but should not remove the articles for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Sandstein 06:37, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Hi. I strongly urge you to find a reference or two for the article. It seems a shame for so much work to be potentially lost. --Dweller 12:53, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Fifth Melbourne meetup[edit]

The fifth meetup of Melbourne Wikipedians is being planned as a breakfast meeting in the city with Jimbo Wales (at a venue to be arranged) on Friday, 27 April 2007.

Jimbo has proposed breakfast as the one real window of opportunity during his tightly scheduled stay in Melbourne. Tbe precise time has to be sorted out with Jimbo, but the arrangements for the equivalent Adelaide meetup a few days before may give a good idea.

Feel free to edit the relevant page in any way that might be helpful. I feel like a bit of an interloper, not having attended previous meetups. If there's anything you can do to help, I'll be grateful. Please think about whether you'll be able to make it, assuming the arrangements are similar to those Adelaide is adopting (i.e. a block of time with people being fairly free to arrive when it suits them). Some indication on the page of your possible participation would be really helpful. Metamagician3000 06:28, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Notability of Taco Bill[edit]

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Melbourne meetup 6[edit]

Hi. This is a reminder to people on the Melbourne meetup participation list that the next meetup has been arranged for 19 June. Could you indicate on the meetup page your likely attendence, or otherwise. Regards. - Cuddy Wifter 23:41, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Melbourne Meetup #7: Wednesday 3rd October[edit]

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See Wikipedia:Meetup/Melbourne 7 for more details. Please come!

Agenda: Wikimedia Australia

--pfctdayelise (talk) 12:52, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Melbourne Meetup[edit]

Hello! The Melburnians are having another meet-up! Please consult this page if you are interested to participate in the discussion! Thanks!

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Notice of Wikimedia Australia incorporation meeting[edit]

Dear Wikimedian,

I am writing to you as your named is listed at under "People interested in helping to create a local chapter". Wikimedia Australia's draft rules have been approved by the Wikimedia Foundation, and we now intend to incorporate in the state of Victoria. You are hereby informed of the intention to hold a Wikimedia Australia meeting on 20th April 2008 with the intention to

(a) authorize a person who has attained the age of 18 years and who is resident in the State to incorporate Wikimedia Australia under the Victorian Associations Incorporation Act 1981; [that is, elect a Public Officer] (b) approve a proposed statement of purposes of Wikimedia Australia; and (c) approve the proposed rules of Wikimedia Australia.

A majority of members must vote to pass the motion to incorporate as an association, for it to meet the requirements of the Act.

The proposed rules, and proposed statement of purpose, can be found here:

Details of the incorporation meeting, including local meetings (to be joined up by teleconferencing, with any luck) and the agenda, can be found here:

In particular, you are invited to attend the Melbourne meeting:

I also encourage you to take part in discussion on the mailing list:

If you are unable to attend, you can vote by proxy. Please copy the proxy form at and send it to me in an email. (It is better to appoint a generic member, e.g. "Meeting Chair" or "Acting Secretary", both of whom will be of Melbourne, rather than a specific member, but the choice is yours.)

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Yours sincerely, Brianna Laugher Provisional Secretary, Wikimedia Australia

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Feminism Task Force[edit]

Hello! :) I noticed that you have a "feminist" userbox on your userpage and I thought you might be interested in this. Check it out and add your name under "Participants" if your interested. Have a nice day and happy editing! --Grrrlriot (talk) 22:50, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Co-operative Commonwealth (society)‎[edit]

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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AfD nomination of Student Youth Network[edit]

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Changed my vote - thanks for the note. Stalwart111 (talk) 23:40, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Melbourne meetup this Saturday[edit]

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You should come hang out with us on the internetz![edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Gray Line Melbourne[edit]

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