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Temporary insanity[edit]

If you came here to admonish me or ask me to resign I will ask that you grant me my plea of temporary insanity. I have been an admin since 2004 and I have been involved in disputes before. I have never abused my admin tools or trust of the community. All I have done was make arguments on talk pages. My arguments went off the rails, but that is not a high crime or a misdemeanor. I was ahead of the curve in 2004.[1] Folks told me I was crazy in 2004 to think that we could have a black president who was at that time just a junior senator from Illinois, a former state politician and community organizer, the first black President of the Harvard Law Review. Consider that I may know more than I let on. My intuition is not perfect. I am a human being. Andrevan@ 01:27, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

Unblock request[edit]

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Request reason:

Have resigned adminship, weeklong block is punitive. Andrevan@ 21:05, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Decline reason:

Declined per consensus at AN. SQLQuery me! 01:44, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

They've already proved their worth beyond doubt; one of our sharpest, most independently minded editors with an allmost impossible mix of coolness & conscientiousness. We've lost one of the few admins who retained some of the freewheeling, inclusive, frontier spirit that used to make wikipedia such a fun place to hang out. A sad day. FeydHuxtable (talk) 11:41, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Wow thank you FeydHuxtable Andrevan@ 18:31, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Sorry to see your resignation and the circumstances that precipitated it. Thank you for your service to the project as an admin and bureaucrat over the years.
Wishing you all the best, WJBscribe (talk) 11:34, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, Will, hope all is well. I know the bureaucrats are in good hands if you are still around here. Andrevan@ 22:21, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Don't really know what happened, or whether it was justified or not, but you've always struck me as a good egg. Sorry this happened. --Floquenbeam (talk) 21:40, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, likewise I've always known you to be a good egg. All the best. Andrevan@ 22:21, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your service from me as well. –xenotalk 03:16, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! Happy to see a few old bureaucrats kicking around. Best,Andrevan@ 18:57, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
I came in after a break but I see NeilN is still pulling shit abusive blocks, so I think I'll go away and do something else anyway. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 15:42, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
I guess you missed the whole AN thread in agreement of the block... Natureium (talk) 15:45, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
@Natureium: Ritchie333 often gets confused about who does the abusive blocks. --NeilN talk to me 15:36, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for not losing it. Some noob cliques (with non-noob evil overlords) have taken to dirtytricks on wikipedia, basically maliciously trolling positive contributors and then copy-pasting where they see fitting to their narratives or interests. If you detect such cliques and anticipate their propensity for repeated reverting, it can be best to avoid any possibility of 3rr "violations" and subsequent "warring" by giving notice of your exemption to the three revert rule, in the description. Good to see you were not driven away after your YEARS OF GOOD WORK AND IMPROVEMENTS TO WIKIPEDIA. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.161.181.195 (talk) 04:11, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

A belated thank you from me, too. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 10:49, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

June 20: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (and Pratt Women Wikipedia Design this Saturday June 16)[edit]

Wednesday June 20, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 19:12, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to Wikiproject Women Wikipedia Design @ Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Saturday, June 16!

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Speedy deletion nomination of Maroghini[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Maroghini requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a band or musician that does not credibly indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please read more about what is generally accepted as notable.

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Nomination of Maroghini for deletion[edit]

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Please re-read WP:N[edit]

Please do not hijack redirects, as you did at Higi, for NN entries. You're creating more work for NPP without benefitting the community with a worthwhile article. Chris Troutman (talk) 19:06, 21 June 2018 (UTC) i

I've been watching this as well. I don't know whether I'd call it non-notable or not but I do think given the attention given to corporations, drafting the article in draft or userspace and bringing it over "completed" when replacing a redirect would help make the notability discussion clearer. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 19:27, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Thursday July 12: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ Jefferson Market Library[edit]

Thursday July 12, 5-8pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ Jefferson Market Library
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Wikimedia NYC invites you to attend a Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon on Thursday, July 12th at Jefferson Market Library! Wiki Loves Pride is a global campaign to expand and improve LGBT-related content across all Wikimedia projects, in all languages. We are holding this year's event in July in order to support folx who want to contribute a photograph they took at one of NYC's many Pride events or edit an article about something they learned this June. Not sure what to contribute? No problem! We will have a list of articles that need your help.

5:00pm - 8:00 pm at Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave

--Megs (talk) 14:56, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to the "picnic anyone can edit", the Great American Wiknic NYC @ Prospect Park, Sunday, July 29!

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July 2018[edit]

I have blocked you for three months for sock puppetry. At the same time, I note that with your sock you violated your topic ban at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and called for a site ban of Winkelvi at WP:ANI, an editor with whom you've had severe disagreement with in the past.--Bbb23 (talk) 23:28, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Per the CheckUser findings, I have reset and extended your TBAN to expire six months from today and logged this at the AE log. Standard appeal provisions for AE actions apply here. TonyBallioni (talk) 13:37, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Sunday July 29: Annual Wiki-Picnic @ Prospect Park[edit]

Sunday July 29, 2-7pm: Annual Wiki-Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Brooklyn's green Prospect Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

2–7pm - come by any time! Our reserved picnicking area is by Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance, located at Prospect Park West and 15th Street.
The picnic will be held by the park's Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance immediately on the lawn to your right as you walk through the lovely lotus columns.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 08:23, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

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August 29: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday August 29, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 23:51, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

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September 26: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

Wednesday September 26, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

This month will also feature on our agenda, upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections - you can add yourself as a candidate.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 20:42, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

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Sun October 14: Open House New York Weekend Upload Party @ NYU ITP and Indigenous People's Justice Edit-a-thon @ Interference Archive[edit]

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You are invited to join two events supported by the Wikimedia NYC community on Sunday October 14:

2:00pm - 6:00 pm at ITP, Tisch School of the Arts. New York University (721 Broadway, New York, NY)
The photo competition is at many sites all weekend, this is just the concluding event
2:00 - 5:00pm at Interference Archive (314 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY)
Note the new Park Slope location for Interference Archive

Have a WikiWonderful Weekend! --Pharos (talk) 04:53, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

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