User talk:Baron Dave

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Welcome!

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Hey, I remember you[edit]

I remember you from the late 1980s when you were a user on my BBS, Second City. I was going by the alias "Shadow Warrior" back then, but now I use "Elkman" all over the place. Anyway, welcome to Wikipedia and Wikipedia:WikiProject Minnesota. If you have any questions on editing or formatting or whatever, feel free to ask me on my talk page (the "Elkspeak" link in my signature). Happy editing! --Elkman - (Elkspeak) 17:37, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Of course I remember Shadow Warrior[edit]

Wasn't I co-Sysop for a while? Last I heard you were in Texas, or somesuch. Laurel mentioned contacting you recently, but I wasn't sure of the situation. Anyway, I have lots of questions. I'm good with html, but Wiki formatting is sufficiently different as to be annoying. I'm building the Shockwave Radio Theater page (no one else wanted to start it and I know the most) and wonder what the limitations will be...

oops, forgot to David E Romm 20:07, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Yes, you were a co-sysop for a while. You were one of the people I could trust to keep the kids in line, after all. I lived in Texas from January 1990 through about August of 1994, but I didn't really like Texas. (Too many rich people flaunting their wealth, and all my friends and family were back up in Minnesota.) I've seen Laurel and SPK floating around LiveJournal a bit (mine is at http://elkman.livejournal.com), but I have to admit I haven't really kept up with them that much. On the other hand, I see Sy Borg and his wife pretty regularly. --Elkman - (Elkspeak) 21:22, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

The Record[edit]

I know you were talking about your father, but some of what you added to the article was either just POV or unsourced. I've tried to clean up afterwards, but you may want to take a look. Daniel Case 04:49, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Largely from memory[edit]

I tried to find journalism awards given in NY in the 60s, but couldn't immediately locate a source. I don't recall which award (hey, I was a kid) but I remember that he had won something like 8 out of the 17 times he was eligible for Best Editorial in the state. I didn't even try to find the Woodstock references; I suppose I'd have to search the various books and such he's in. I'd love to find the editorials he wrote basically encouraging the festival; locals were largely against it and the final location was the third they tried. After my father's death in 1999, there was talk at the paper of collecting his editorials (he wrote virtually all of them from the paper's founding in 1956 to sometime in the mid 70s), but I'm not sure what came of that project.

Is "immemorable" a word? My spell check doesn't recognize it. Certainly at the time Thompson wasn't a big deal, just another jerk. Thompson himself confirmed being fired by my father, though that was in a private conversation. Let me see about other changes... David E Romm 12:35, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Well, Wiktionary has neither of them. :-). Daniel Case 18:59, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
By all means find reliable sources. I'll take care, later, of making them proper footnotes.
Just to let you know, it took a few weeks but I finally properly formatted them this afternoon. Have a look. It's one of several footnoting formats we use, and while I think it makes the articles a little bit more confusing for novice editors I have been won over to it in the year or so since we started using it. Daniel Case 18:59, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
If Thompson confirmed that your father fired him personally in a private conversation, that's original research, inherently unverifiable and you can't have it in the article (However, if you report this conversation to someone or write an account published somewhere reliable, we can use it (we just can't be the reporter of first instance).
When Thompson died, you'd have thought it was quite a big deal ... they talked to every old-timer at the paper they could and put a story together (I think Barbara Bedell remembered him surprisingly well). Daniel Case 19:13, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

That my father fired Thompson (as opposed to nobody, in the original) is documented. See the reference I added. The part that's a personal memory from my father and later confirmed by Thompson in a conversation with my brother is that many years later, neither were sorry about it. I grew up around all these people (including Doty and Bedell) and never heard the Record/Thompson connection until years later, when my brother confirmed with Thompson that my father was the first person to fire him. When Thompson hit it big, I'm sure the stories came out. When he died, I'm sure the stories got enhanced a bit. I don't know how long he worked for the Record, but I gather it was weeks, not months.

For more information on my father's contribution to the paper and to the community, see Doty and Bedell's obituaries of AN Romm archived on my site, linked in the article. Most of his contributions are in the form of getting public support of worthwhile projects. My mother always calls the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge "Daddy's Bridge". Apparently, the main proposal was for a single bridge with one lane in either direction, and my father editorialized enough that they eventually built a much better separate-direction bridge with two lanes either way. Similarly, the Middletown Arts Council, and even OCCC. Without seeing the editorials (still not online) I have no cite, but The Record was the largest paper between NYC and Albany and exerted considerable influence, and much of that was due to my father. He should get credit.

I'm more than a little annoyed that I haven 't been able to find the listing for any New York journalism awards before they went online just a few years ago. Suggestions are welcome.

Oops... the above is by David E Romm 20:37, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

meetup[edit]

Are you going to be able to attend the meetup? Appraiser 15:19, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Sorry for the late notice, but there is a change within the mall for the meetup location today: see this page. Hope your work goes well and we see you there. Jonathunder 15:33, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

As you probably know by now, I couldn't make it. Thanks for the invite. Keep me posted and I'll try for the next one. David E Romm 19:43, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Article to be deleted[edit]

Emily Hagins' article will probably be deleted. Please weigh in here if you are interested. Thanks.--Appraiser 20:47, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

The article TransAtlantic Fan Fund has been nominated for deletion[edit]

Thought you might want to contribute to the discussion. --Orange Mike 15:42, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Where? I didn't see a deletion notice. While not a big participant in TAFF, I don't think the Wiki article should disappear. Perhaps I should link my podcast interview with Bug to the article.... in fact, I think I will... Baron Dave Romm 18:21, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
User:Shsilver removed the deletion tag, and has expanded the article a bit. Still, the more substance to the article, the harder for the mundanes to discard it. --Orange Mike 18:37, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Meetup RSVP[edit]


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Minnesota Meetup
Sunday, 2007-10-07, 1:00 p.m. (13:00)
Pracna on Main
117 Main SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Please pass this on! RSVP here.

Spam delivered by -Susanlesch 15:29, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Conflict of interest noticeboard notification[edit]

Hello, I just wanted to point out that a concern was raised at the conflict of interest noticeboard that you may have added information to the Woodstock Festival that unduly promotes the actions of your parents. Please feel free to add your opinion there, and if you haven't, you might wish to look at Wikipedia's conflict of interest guidelines. Thank you. -- Atama 20:29, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Minnesota Meetup[edit]


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2009
Proposed date: Saturday, October 10.
Details under discussion.
Please share this with anyone who may be interested.

Delivered by Jonathunder (talk) 15:15, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Meetup[edit]

  In the area? You're invited to the
   May 2018 Minnesota User Group Meeting
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  Date: 31 October 2010
  Time: noon
  Place: Midtown Exchange Global Market,
East Lake Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota
44°56′57″N 93°15′40″W / 44.9493°N 93.2612°W / 44.9493; -93.2612
  

New meetup[edit]

  In the area? You're invited to the
   May 2018 Minnesota User Group Meeting
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  Date: 20 November 2010
  Time: 1:00-3:30
(click here for full agenda)
R.S.V.P. by Nov. 17 for free lunch + parking
  Place: Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, Minnesota
44°57′00″N 93°06′20″W / 44.95°N 93.1055°W / 44.95; -93.1055
  

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Baron Dave! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 02:27, 4 January 2011 (UTC)


Wikipedia Loves Libraries event[edit]

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In the area? You are invited to Wikipedia Loves Libraries in Minneapolis.

Hennepin County Library's Special Collections is hosting a Minneapolis history editathon on November 3. Help increase the depth of information on Minneapolis history topics by using materials in the Minneapolis Collection. Find your own topics to edit or work from a list developed by Special Collections librarians.

There will also be an intro for people new to Wikipedia, and tours of Special Collections.

Where: Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Special Collections (4th floor)
When: 10am-4:30pm, Saturday, November 3, 2012

For more info and to sign up (not required), see the meetup talk page. —innotata 23:01, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Upcoming Wikipedia meetups[edit]

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In the area? You are invited to the upcoming Minnesota meetups.

To kick-off monthly meetups in the Twin Cities, two events will be held in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library this summer. These are mostly planned as opportunities for Wikipedians to discuss editing, but all are welcome!

Special Collections contains many valuable historical resources, including the Minneapolis Collection, consisting of files on hundreds of topics related to Minneapolis from neighborhoods to politicians (it's best to call or email in advance to request materials). Free wifi and several public computers are available.

Place: Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Special Collections (4th floor)
Dates: Saturday, June 1
Saturday, July 6
Time: 12:30pm–2:30pm+

For more info and to sign up (not required), see the meetup talk page.

This invitation was sent to users who were interested in past events. If you don't want to receive future invitations, you can remove your name from the invite list.innotata 14:04, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Great American Wiknic[edit]

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In the area? You're invited to the Great American Wiknic.

Place: north of Minnehaha Falls in Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2012
Time: 12–4 pm

  • Accessible from the Minnehaha Park METRO station, bus, walk, bike, or car
  • If driving, free parking available on 46th Ave. S, and pay parking in the park
  • Food and drink options nearby, or bring your own... maybe even to share!

For more, and to sign up (encouraged, not required) go to the meetup talk page.

This invitation was sent to users who were interested in past events. If you don't want to receive future invitations, you can remove your name from the invite list.innotata 03:10, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Minnesota Wikipedia Meetup on August 3[edit]

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In the area? You are invited to the upcoming Minnesota monthly meetup on August 3.

Place: Lavvu Coffee House
813 4th St SE, Minneapolis 55414
Date: Saturday, August 3
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm+

For more info and to sign up (not required), see the meetup talk page.

This invitation was sent to users who were interested in past events. If you don't want to receive future invitations, you can remove your name from the invite list.

innotata 23:37, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Meetup on January 18[edit]

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In the area? You are invited to the upcoming Minnesota meetup in commemoration of Wikipedia Day.

  • Place: Seward Cafe
2129 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014
  • Time: noon

For more info and to sign up (not required), see the meetup talk page.

This invitation was sent to users who were interested in past events. If you don't want to receive future invitations, you can remove your name from the invite list.innotata 04:08, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Invite to the Minneapolis Institute of Art[edit]

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  • Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 12pm–4pm
  • Location: Minneapolis Institute of Art Friends Community Room, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis
  • Sponsor: Minneapolis Institute of Art
You are invited to attend an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon at Minneapolis Institute of Art which will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015. This editing event is dedicated to improving and increasing the presence of cultural, historic, and artistic information on Wikipedia pertaining to women artists.
--gobonobo + c 20:20, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Invite to an edit-a-thon at the Loft Literary Center[edit]

The Loft Literary Center edit-a-thon
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  • Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6–8pm
  • Location: Loft Literary Center, 1011 S Washington Ave, Room 203, Minneapolis
  • Sponsor: The Loft Literary Center
Hello Baron Dave! You are invited to attend an edit-a-thon at the Loft Literary Center which will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016. This editing event is dedicated to improving and increasing the presence of cultural, historic, and artistic information on Wikipedia pertaining to artists from marginalized communities. Please bring a laptop. Refreshments will be provided.
We have also recently formed a user group for Minnesota editors. If you would like to join, please add your name to our page on meta. Thank you, gobonobo + c 21:26, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Invite to Wiki Loves Pride MN![edit]

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Hello Baron Dave! You are invited to attend an Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Pride 2016/Minnesota at the Minneapolis Central LIbrary which will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016. This editing event is dedicated to improving and increasing the presence of LGBT-related articles on Wikipedia. Please bring a laptop. Refreshments will be provided.
We have also recently formed a user group for Minnesota editors. If you would like to join, please add your name to our page on meta. Thank you, RachelWex Talk c 21:23, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 Challenge[edit]

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--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:37, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

You are invited. Join us on Saturday July 1 at the Minneapolis Central Library[edit]

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Hello Baron Dave!
Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries: the Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Minneapolis Central Library Saturday, July 1 from 11 am to 5 pm. We will be providing reference materials, training for new editors, and refreshments. RachelWex 21:36, 15 May 2017 (UTC)