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Hello, Arilicious! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! Dougweller (talk) 18:00, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
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Welcome![edit]

Hi, Arilicious. Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for the polite note you left on my Talk Page; I'd be more than happy to discuss my edits with you, and answer any questions I can if it helps you learn the ropes (See the little userboxes at the top of my User Page). I'm glad to see another editor joining the RW articles! For quite some time I labored on them alone, until some good, solid editors like Plastikspork, Wikiguy09 and DPH1110 showed up to make my job easier, so welcome to the club! :-)

I apologize if my edits carry the appearance that I'm undoing your edits; I assure you it is not my intent to undo any valid edits by anyone, as I'm just trying to tweak things here and there, according to policy, just as everyone does. I'll try to explain my rationale for some of these.

Regarding List of The Real World cast members, the changes I made to the article was to 1. Add another couple of images, 2. change the word "novel" to "graphic novel" in Judd Winick's caption, since that's what he's holding, and 3. change the format of the Notes and References section. Although there is some stylistic disagreement among Wikipedians on that last issue, I believe that articles should be as consistent across the project as possible. Since the most common name for the section under which footnotes are inked to the inline citations in the article body is "References" (unless there is also a list of non-linked sources, in which case, the footnotes go under a "Notes" section, and the list of sources goes under a "References" section under that), that was the format into which I copyedited it.

As far as the list of seasons article, I haven't edited that article in a year, so I'm guessing you were referring to a different article. I'm guessing you may have been referring to the Back to New Orleans article, even though you didn't mention that one explicitly, since you did mention sources and my changing things (which I'm guessing referred to the premiere synopsis). Yes, I did initially remove unsourced material during the first of my three edits, such as the ages of some of the cast members. I did restore most of that in the subsequent edits by adding sources, but some stuff, like the description of McKenzie as "bubbly", for example, remained out. The most fundamental core policies of Wikipedia pertain to the requirement that all material added to articles be accompanied by a reliable, verifiable source that is explicitly cited in the article. Original research is not permitted, nor are personal opinions of editors, as the only opinions allowed in articles are those sourced to people considered reliable authorities in the relevant field (Roger Ebert's opinion in a film article, A Washington Post journalist's in an article about a politician, a CBG column in an article about comic books, etc.) This is why, for example, instead of saying "Ryan is promiscuous", I wrote "'MTV describes him as 'promiscuous'", with a citation at the end of that passage indicating which source that info comes from. I'm not pointing fingers, mind you, because when I started out, I myself sometimes added stuff that in retrospect, did not follow these policies. (I remember once referring to Amaya from The Real World: Hawaii as "voluptuous" in her Table bio, since I was just trying to describe the cast; now I cringe when I think about that.)

The synopsis is admittedly an area where things are a big more subjective, but the format that has emerged in the RW articles, especially the ones that have the well-formatted synopses, contains a summary of the episode's most salient plot points. Since this usually ends up being a description of the conflicts or cast member revelations, I added and removed details that I felt best summarized those plot points and conflicts. I didn't think Ryan being bought a drink by the guy was the most salient point (it was being kissed on the neck that set him off, not being bought the drink), and since he said a number of things in at least three different scenes that the others found offensive, I tried to convey this by summarizing them, rather than being so specific with the "I feel like killing myself" comment.

Obviously I do not regard my edits as set in stone, as many others have improved upon my edits, and vice versa. WP:Consensus and WP:Collaboration, after all, are another couple of fundamental site policies, so if you ever feel that my edits are not following policy, contain errors, or could use improvement, then remember to BE BOLD! :-)

As far as how to make references, WP:Citing Sources tells you all you need. It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it. The most basic way to make references is described in that pages "Summary" section. A good thing to know also is how to cite a single source multiple times in an article. You can see that in the "Footnotes" section of that page, or just go here.

I apologize for babbling; My posts are not usually this verbose, but as a new editor, I wanted to make as good an impression as I could about being helpful to a newbie, and transparent about my edits. If you have any questions, just ask. Nightscream (talk) 07:14, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Colorado[edit]

The year 2011 has brought many changes to the State of Colorado. We have a new Governor and other state officers, two new U.S. Representatives, many new state legislators, and a new Mayor of Denver. WikiProject Colorado is updating many Colorado articles. Many Colorado places, people, and organizations need new articles. Portal:Colorado needs new featured articles.

Can you help us? Please see our list of some requested articles. If you wish, you may join WikiProject Colorado at Wikipedia:WikiProject Colorado/Members. If you have any questions, please leave me a message at User talk:Buaidh or e-mail me at Special:EmailUser/Buaidh. Thanks for any help you can provide. Yours aye,  Buaidh  19:10, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Dear Ari,
Please come visit Colorado when you get a chance. Feel free to drop me a note anytime. Yours aye,  Buaidh  16:55, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

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

Hi! I wanted to let you know that we have created an IRC channel for "countering systemic bias one new editor at a time", aka closing the gender gap! Come hang out at #wikimedia-gendergap if that subject interests you. We hope this channel can serve as a safe haven to hang out, talk about Wiki, brainstorming, increasing women's participation in Wikimedia, article alerts and foster friendships. I hope you join us! (And if you need any IRC help, just let me know!) See you there! SarahStierch (talk) 22:39, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

LA-area Meetup: Saturday, November 19[edit]

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I was talking about Fuse TV, I didn't realize I was making a link to a disambigation page. My bad. Arilicious (talk) 20:41, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

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The Real World[edit]

Hi. Are you aware of the cite error in the References section? Nightscream (talk) 04:39, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi, again. I took a closer look at edits from two days ago, and was disturbed at what I saw. I noticed three things:

  • You removed some of the material that was in the article and sourced to Vevmo (though you left the Vevmo citations in), such as the passage about Laura attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the passages on the two Brandon's nicknames, yet you offered no rationale for this or any edit summary whatsoever when making these edits.
  • You added unsourced biographical information to the cast table, in violation of Wikipedia's Verifiability and Source Citation policies. I presume that some of this material comes from MTV's website, but in addition to not including citations, at least some of it is not on MTV's site either. For example, a passage you added to Laura's biography states "Laura was adopted shortly after birth due to her biological parents inability to raise another child" How can someone be biologically unable to raise another child?? Did you mean to write that they were biologically unable to conceive another child? Where does this information come from?
  • When you added this new material, you placed it in between the previous passages that were sourced to Vevmo and the citations that supported that material, which gives the appearance that new material is supported by Vevmo.

Can you explain this?

In addition to those things, there's also the matter of the cite error you left in the References section, without apparently fixing it or asking anyone else for help, and the fact that in your edits to this article on the Real World: Denver article, you persistently using slang or inappropriately informal wording. Remember, this is an encyclopedia, and as such, its content must be written in a dispassionate, formal tone, without informalities.

Please stop. While I appreciate the fact that you're willing to take some of the workload off my shoulders, and commend you for being only the second person after myself to take on the task of writing Cast tables and episode summaries, there are policies and guidelines on Wikipedia that must be followed. Write properly, with coherent, formal English, and summarize only the salient information in an episode. When adding material, make sure you cite sources, and place them after the supported passages. Do not remove sourced material without providing a rationale in an edit summary. Use the preview function to make sure that your edits have not created any problems such as citation errors, and if you encounter such problems, don't just leave them there, as that shows a very low regard for this project and the rest of the editing community; try reverting them or asking someone for help. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 06:28, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

First of all, congratulations on your recent graduation.
I do not want to kill your confidence; as I said, I'm gratified that there's finally someone else who's willing to write Cast Table bios and episode synopses, and I don't want you to feel that you should stop. But you say you just graduated high school. Didn't you take English courses, in which you had to write book reports and term papers? Is it more work for me? Well, look at the article's edit history. What do you think? All I ask is that you:
  • Look over your additions to make sure they do not use informal language
  • That you cite sources for material when you add it
  • Ask for help if you encounter some problem like a cite error, rather than just leaving it there.
Again, if you ever need help or advice, don't hesitate to ask. :-)
As for Brandon's nickname, if you want to know where a given piece of information comes from, just look at the source cited at the end of that passage. The "Hollywood" passage is indeed so sourced. Nightscream (talk) 02:30, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
No, formal writing on talk pages don't always matter, IMO. I myself speak quite informally on talk pages (in particular when I'm talking with an editor who happens to be a personal friend), or on Facebook or at Nitcentral.com, etc. I tend to be more formal if I'm involved in a debate with someone on a talk page, but if I'm just shooting the shit with someone, I keep it looser. But articles need to follow WP:TONE. If you want more places to write informally, I invite you to Nitcentral.com. It's got messages boards on every subject (I moderate Movies and Political Musings myself), and the people there are very nice. You can also look me up Facebook if you want. Nightscream (talk) 04:29, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi. Regarding your recent edit summary, you can learn how to cite a source multiple times using the ref name tag, which you learn to do at WP:REFNAME. It's really simple.

Also, please make sure not to put spaces in front of citations. As indicated by WP:PAIC, cites should go right after the end of the passage they support. Hope that helps. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 08:58, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

No prob. Nightscream (talk) 01:21, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
That's great. Go for it. :-) Nightscream (talk) 20:51, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
Hey. Good to see that you're continuing to beef up the Vegas episode synopses. I have a suggestion: If you're going to mention that one castmember admonished another to better deal with situations through methods other than starting rumors about others, it is important to establish clearly what the rumor-mongering you were alluding to is about. Who was Irulan starting rumors about? And what situation was Alton talking about? Was Irulan starting rumors about the female castmembers because they characterized Marc as a "molester"? Let me know. If you want, I can re-add that info to the article. Nightscream (talk) 19:53, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
So the "rumor" in question was that he was a molester? Did Alton actually the use the word "rumor", or was he just objecting to the name-calling? Nightscream (talk) 17:37, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

But why would Alton tell this to Irulan if it was the other women who called him a child molester? Nightscream (talk) 17:47, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Again, why would he include Irulan in this, if she wasn't among the women using that word? If it was just the other women using that epithet, why wouldn't he restrict his admonition to them? Nightscream (talk) 17:56, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
So the the conversation in which the word "molester" was bandied about was one in which all the women participated, including Irulan, I take it?
Btw, where are you seeing these episodes? Nightscream (talk) 00:41, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Sorry if I didn't get it initially. Nightscream (talk) 03:58, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

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As a WikiWoman, we'd love to have you involved! You can do this by:

We can't wait to have you involved, and feel free to drop by our meta page (under construction) to see how else you can get involved!

Can't wait to have you involved! SarahStierch (talk) 00:59, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

You're invited! FemTech Edit-a-Thon at Claremont Graduate University[edit]

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Sign up here - see you there! 00:55, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

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Your userpage.[edit]

Hi Ari! How're you?

I saw your userpage and noticed your userboxes are kind of all over the place (but are organized under certain titles) and want to offer you to make your boxes collapsed like mine. It will make them look more organized, out of the way, and just overall very neat-looking.

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Melrose Place[edit]

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I appreciate the message; I guess I didn't realize that there weren't more people actively contributing to the information on the show. So many of the TV shows covered here, especially serials, are covered in great detail. I apologize for not contributing directly to the article. I've been lurking around the talk pages of Wikipedia for YEARS (only recently did I decide to even get marginally involved) and I've witnessed so many petty arguments fueled mostly by red tape and ego that I guess I just assumed that anything I actually changed would be reverted or argued against. The truth is I've steadily watched Wikipedia become even MORE petty and bureaucratic while at the same time less and less correct.

But anyway, if you're the only one who's been working on the info for Melrose Place, perhaps I'll try to organize my thoughts in an appropriate manner and maybe we can really bring these pages up to speed. I'll see what I can do in the near future!

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Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon on September 6[edit]

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L.A. Meetup on September 21[edit]

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SoCal edit-a-thons on October 21 and 25[edit]

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L.A. event on November 11, and a new Facebook group[edit]

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L.A. event on November 11 CANCELED[edit]

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Due to health issues affecting one of the organizers, the third Wik-Ed Women editing session (originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 11) has been canceled. We expect the series to pick up again sometime in December. Sorry for the inconvenience, and hope to see you in the near future! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:08, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. edit-a-thon this Sunday, December 14[edit]

L.A. meetup: December 14 edit-a-thon at the California African American Museum
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

East of Borneo's "Unforgetting L.A." edit-a-thon series continues this weekend at the California African American Museum! Please join us this Sunday, December 14 from 11am to 4pm. Beginners welcome! You'll learn to create new articles that improve Wikipedia's coverage of African American art in Los Angeles, past and present. Please click here for full event details and to RSVP if you plan to attend.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:25, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. event on Tuesday, January 20[edit]

Wik-Ed Women editing session (1/20, 6-10pm)

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

Please join us at an event this coming Tuesday: the third Wik-Ed Women editing session will take place on January 20 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. This series of informal get-togethers is designed to encourage Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome!) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:06, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

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LA edit-a-thons on February 14, 17, and 21[edit]

Redondo Loves Wikipedia (2/14), Wik-Ed Women (2/17), and Unforgetting LA at the Getty (2/21)!
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The LA Wikipedia community has three events in mid-February -- please consider attending!

First, we have a Valentine's Day edit-a-thon appropriately named Redondo Loves Wikipedia, which will take place at the Redondo Beach Public Library from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, February 14. Join library staff, the Redondo Beach Historical Society, and others to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of Redondo Beach!

Second, we have a Wik-Ed Women editing session on Tuesday, February 17 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. This series of informal get-togethers is designed to encourage Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome!) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists.

Third, we have an Unforgetting LA event put on by East of Borneo in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute. Come help improve Wikipedia's coverage of LA design and architecture, and have an awesome free day at the museum -- parking will be validated for edit-a-thon participants! If you'd like to use particular books from GRI's great collection, be sure to email before 2/13 (instructions at event page).

And be sure to check out our main meetup page, because we already have three SoCal events scheduled for early March!

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:58, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

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LA edit-a-thons on March 18 (tomorrow!) and 28[edit]

Wadewitz memorial edit-a-thon (3/18), Redondo Loves Wikipedia (3/28)
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The LA Wikipedia community has two events in this second half of March -- please consider attending!

First, there is a memorial edit-a-thon in honor of the prolific LA Wikipedian Adrianne Wadewitz, which is being held downtown on March 18 (tomorrow!) from noon to 8pm as a part of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies' annual conference. Please drop by to contribute your own work or teach other users how to write for Wikipedia.

Second, there will be an event at the Redondo Beach Public Library (following up on last month's session), in collaboration with the Redondo Beach Historical Society. Please join us from 10am to noon on Saturday, March 28 at the main branch of the Redondo Beach Public Library!

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:39, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

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5th Annual Wiknic[edit]

5th Annual Wiknic (Saturday, July 11, 2015, ~9:30am-4pm)
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You are cordinally invited to the fifth annual Los Angeles Wiknic!

The Wiknic is a part of the nationwide Great American Wiknic. We'll be grilling, getting to know each other better, and building the L.A. Wikipedia community! The event is tentatively planned for Pan-Pacific Park (map) and will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2014 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

I hope to see you there! Howcheng (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:40, 21 June 2015 (UTC) Join our Facebook group here! To opt out of future mailings about LA meetups, please remove your name from this list.

Wikinic rescheduled[edit]

5th Annual Wiknic rescheduled to Saturday, July 25, 2015, ~9:30am-4pm
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Due to a conflict with the Redondo Loves Wikipedia edit-a-thon, the fifth annual Los Angeles Wiknic has been rescheduled. As before, the location will be at Pan-Pacific Park (map) and will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

I hope to see you there! howcheng {chat} - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:28, 7 July 2015 (UTC) Join our Facebook group here! To opt out of future mailings about LA meetups, please remove your name from this list.