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Edit-a-thon in Wellington, May 29[edit]

Hi there. I'm organising an edit-a-thon at Te Papa on Sunday May 29th, focussed on adding NZ flora and fauna species to Wikipedia. It would be good to have some more experienced editors along to help any complete beginners, and I wonder if you might be interested in attending. If so, feel free to add yourself to the Wikipedia:Meetup/Wellington/2016_Edit-a-thon. It would be great to have a good turnout and show Te Papa there's an active local editing community. Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 22:39, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Barnstar Award for Participation in Edit-a-thon[edit]

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Thank you for participating in the #NZspecies Edit-a-thon! Ambrosia10 (talk) 22:21, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

I'd like to second that: it was great to have your help with the new editors, and I hope we see you at another Wellington event again. Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 01:00, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi @Ambrosia10: @Giantflightlessbirds: thanks for your message and for organising the edit-a-thon. It was a great event and really nice to meet some fellow editors. Apologies I couldn't stay for much of the afternoon, and yes I will hopefully see you at another event sometime soon! Ballofstring (talk) 03:03, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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I'm about to start some social-justice related editing, and I'm finding quite a few usable images on commons that you've uploaded.

Stuartyeates (talk) 08:42, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi @Stuartyeates: thanks for the kitten! I'm glad some of the photos I've uploaded are useful. Which ones are you using? :-) Ballofstring (talk) 00:43, 3 September 2016 (UTC)
I have some work on Tertiary Education Union and some social justice orgs on the drawing boards. Stuartyeates (talk) 08:19, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Ballofstring. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Ballofstring. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

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New Challenge for Oceania and Australia[edit]

Hi, Wikipedia:WikiProject Oceania/The 10,000 Challenge and Wikipedia:WikiProject Australia/The 5000 Challenge are up and running based on Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge which has currently produced over 2300 article improvements and creations. The Australia challenge would feed into the wider region one and potentially New Zealand could have a smaller challenge too. The main goal is content improvement, tackling stale old stubs and important content and improving sourcing/making more consistent but new articles are also welcome if sourced. I understand that this is a big goal for regular editors, especially being summertime where you are, but if you'd like to see large scale quality improvements happening for Oceania and Australia like The Africa Destubathon, which has produced over 1700 articles in 5 weeks, sign up on the page. The idea will be an ongoing national editathon/challenge for the region but fuelled by a series of contests to really get articles on every province and subject mass improved. The Africa contest scaled worldwide would naturally provide great benefits to Oceania countries, particularly Australia and attract new editors. I would like some support from existing editors here to get the Challenges off to a start with some articles to make doing a Destubathon worthwhile and potentially bring about hundreds of improvements in a few weeks through a contest! Cheers.♦ --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:12, 24 November 2016 (UTC)