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The Signpost: 06 January 2016[edit]

Bad link, Daily Kos[edit]

Hi Bearian, Your two links in Mention on Daily Kos, derivative works, do not work. You may want to fix them. Cheers. PraeceptorIP (talk) 21:55, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Oh, PraeceptorIP, I'm not going to bother to update dead links. People can search in the dailyKos.com archives. Thank you anyway. Bearian (talk) 21:11, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 13 January 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 20 January 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 27 January 2016[edit]

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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You are invited to join us and the AfroCROWD initiative at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for our upcoming editathon, a part of the Black WikiHistory Month campaign.

12:00pm - 5:00 pm at NYPL Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), by W 135th St

The Wikipedia training and editathon will take place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, with a reception following in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building at 5:00pm.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 19:16, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

(Bonus upcoming event: WikiWednesday Salon @ Babycastles - Wednesday, February 17)

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Jordan Fisher (February 3)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by LaMona was: Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved.
LaMona (talk) 00:21, 3 February 2016 (UTC)


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Hello! Bearian, I noticed your article was declined at Articles for Creation, and that can be disappointing. If you are wondering why your article submission was declined, please post a question at the Articles for creation help desk. If you have any other questions about your editing experience, we'd love to help you at the Teahouse, a friendly space on Wikipedia where experienced editors lend a hand to help new editors like yourself! See you there! LaMona (talk) 00:21, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

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Thank you for participating at my RfA. Your support was very much appreciated even if I did get a bit scorched. Brianhe (talk) 03:26, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your support[edit]

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Thank you for participating and supporting at my RfA. It was very much appreciated, and I am humbled that the community saw fit to trust me with the tools. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 05:08, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 February 2016[edit]

Feb 16: Art+Feminism Training / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim
Feb 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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Tuesday February 16, 5:30pm: Art+Feminism Training / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim
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You are invited to join us for an evening of social Wikipedia training and editing at the Guggenheim, with a workshop given by the Art+Feminism project to prepare for next month's major campaign, and a tour and edit-a-thon of Photo-Poetics: An Anthology.

5:30pm - 8:30pm at Sackler Center Media Lab, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue; enter through 89th Street staff entrance
Wednesday February 17, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month, we will also host a Newcomer's Wiki Workshop for those getting started on the encyclopedia project!

We will also include a look at our annual plan and budget ideas, and welcome input from community members on the sorts of projects the chapter should support through both volunteer and budgetary efforts.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! (One talk this month will be on use of Wikipedia press passes for photographers.) Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 00:27, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 10 February 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 17 February 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 24 February 2016[edit]

Art and Feminism Event in Bennington March 5[edit]

Hey! I wanted to let you know about an upcoming Art+Feminism event, at Bennington College on March 5: from 2-6 in the afternoon. It would be great to see some more Wikipedia editors at the event! Sign up here to let us know you will be attending! Sadads (talk) 03:03, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Saturday, March 5: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Saturday March 5, 10am-5pm: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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You are invited to join us for the MoMA Art+Feminism edit-a-thon on Saturday, to support the expansion of Wikipedia's coverage of women in the arts.

We encourage both people new to Wikipedia, and people who have experience editing online, or have joined us for past edit-a-thon events.

This is by far our biggest event of the year (over 200 participants in the last edition), and every extra hand counts, so please join and volunteer to help us engage new communities!

10:00am - 5:00pm (drop-in anytime!) at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

And bring your interested friends and colleagues!

For those outside of the city, or unable to join on Saturday, check out Art+Feminism regional and global events as well. --Pharos (talk) 21:48, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 02 March 2016[edit]

March 16: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday March 16, 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.

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 (Art+Feminism!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

We will also vote on nominations for the global Wikimedia Foundation board.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! (One likely talk this month will be on the Wikidata project.) Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 18:06, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 09 March 2016[edit]

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The Signpost: 23 March 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 1 April 2016[edit]

April 13: WikiWednesday Salon NYC and Mini-Video Opportunity[edit]

Wednesday April 13, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC and Mini-Video Opportunity
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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.

Special this month, a Mini-Video opportunity for individuals to share their Wikipedia experiences (during pre-meeting, 6-7pm, and in side-office during regular meetup). A videographer will be present to record 1-3 minute Mini-Videos of folks informally speaking, sharing anything about their Wikipedia-related projects, whether an edit-a-thon they joined, an article they edited, or a class project they were a part of, etc.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (Art+Feminism!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

We will also place our chapter's votes for the global Wikimedia Foundation board.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

6:00pm - 7:00pm Mini-Video and social hour
7:00pm - 9:00pm Regular meeting: Introduction for new participants, Noshing, Chapter projects

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) 14:19, 6 April 2016 (UTC)


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Wikipedia:Request an RfA nomination[edit]

Hi, Bearian! I've moved you to the "inactive" section at Wikipedia:Request an RfA nomination because you don't seem to have been that active recently. Feel free to move yourself back at any time. APerson (talk!) 17:42, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 14 April 2016[edit]


Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Shamit Khemka[edit]

Hi. With this edit, you crossed out another user's "Keep". I think you must have meant to cross out your own. Bishonen | talk 20:04, 20 April 2016 (UTC).

Follow-up[edit]

When you changed your !vote from "keep" to "neutral", you struck out AusLondonder's !vote and not your own [1]... I assume this was accidental, so I've un-struck theirs and struck yours instead.[2] If I've made a mistake in my analysis of your intentions, feel free to fix it however best reflects your intentions!  · Salvidrim! ·  21:14, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

  • Just noticed Bishonen had already left a note above mine, apologies for the double message. :)  · Salvidrim! ·  21:15, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
Yes, my error on a laptop. Bearian (talk) 18:53, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 April 2016[edit]

Saturday April 30: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim[edit]

Saturday April 30, 1-6pm: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim
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On Saturday April 30, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fourth Wikipedia edit-a-thon — or, #guggathon — to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Asian Month, and Art+Feminism.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global MENA Artists Month partnership page to coordinate international and online events as well.

Time: Presentation: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Edit-a-thon: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (88th Street), New York City, New York 10128
Guests should enter using the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

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The Signpost: 2 May 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 17 May 2016[edit]

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May 25: WikiWednesday Salon NYC / Enterprise MediaWiki Conference[edit]

Wednesday May 25, 6pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC / Enterprise MediaWiki Conference
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon.

This month's WikiWednesday Salon, we'll meet and share with the MediaWiki software development community, through a community learning night at NYU on May 25.

6:00 pm: Introduction, pizza
7:00 pm: MediaWiki tutorial, community involvement and extension ideas, novel uses of wiki technology
8:00 pm: State of the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikipedia / Wikimedia community
9:00 pm: Monthly WikiSalon in San Francisco video-link, casual bicoastal chat

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:50, 21 May 2016 (UTC)


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Robert Buntine[edit]

Any suggestions how this bio can be saved with so much misinformation being included by deletionists? Castlemate (talk) 23:06, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Castlemate, I made several suggestions in additional comments at the AfD page. Bearian (talk) 19:20, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. (Unsigned comment)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Salman Mohammad Abdullah (3rd nomination)[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Salman Mohammad Abdullah (3rd nomination). Worldbruce (talk) 03:34, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Steve Pearce (politician)[edit]

I just realized you gave me a badge for Steve Pearce's page in 2013. I clearly have been an erstwhile Wikipediatrician, since I only just noticed it. But it made me feel better after trying to create a new page from scratch (Helene Schneider) and it taking me forever to make a stub. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sonofawoman (talkcontribs) 02:38, 28 May 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 28 May 2016[edit]

Wiki Loves Pride 2016[edit]

As a participant of WikiProject LGBT studies, you are invited to participate in the third annual Wiki Loves Pride campaign, which runs through the month of June. The purpose of the campaign is to create and improve content related to LGBT culture and history. How can you help?

  1. Create or improve LGBT-related Wikipedia pages and showcase the results of your work here
  2. Document local LGBT culture and history by taking pictures at pride events and uploading your images to Wikimedia Commons
  3. Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Looking for topics? The Tasks page, which you are welcome to update, offers some ideas and wanted articles.

This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. The group's mission is to develop LGBT-related content across all Wikimedia projects, in all languages. Visit the affiliate's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome! If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 19:47, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Sunday June 5: Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon[edit]

Sunday June 5, 12-5pm: Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon
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Join us for a full Sunday of social Wikipedia editing at the Center for Jewish History (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to Women in Jewish History.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Expanding coverage of Jewish women on Wikipedia makes these women and their creations discoverable, addresses the gender bias on Wikipedia in a positive way, and works to correct imbalances archival collecting practice and institutional projects that have historically silenced women's narratives.

A training session on editing Wikipedia will be held at 12:30 pm. Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Make edits! Ask questions! Be bold!

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), New York City, New York 10011

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 15:01, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our June 15 WikiWednesday and other upcoming events.

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The Signpost: 05 June 2016[edit]

Precious[edit]

Three years ago ...
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law
... you were recipient
no. 507 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:52, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Many thanks! Bearian (talk) 14:51, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Common law[edit]

The article on common law has been relatively stable for many years.

In the last two weeks or so, a user, obviously not a lawyer, has gone on an edit tear. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Common_law&type=revision&diff=724544402&oldid=724079044 There are hundreds of lines on the Talk page suggesting several dozen aspects of these edits that might not be such a good idea. The recently-active editor has given no direct response to explain why the edits are a good idea.

Just as one example -- not all that important from a substantive content point of view, but telling from a procedural point of view -- the various connotations and shades of meaning for the term "common law" were explained, each footnoting to the most recent edition of Black's and several other specialist dictionaries. In the last few days, these cites have been removed.

The situation could use a view from the top by a lawyer.

98.229.147.75 (talk) 00:36, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

June 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday June 15, 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.

Featuring special guest presentations on Wikipedia Asian Month and Wikipedia Club at Ohio State University.

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 (Art+Feminism! AfroCrowd!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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) 01:38, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our AfroCrowd June calendar, June 29 Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA, and July 15 Wiknic @ Central Park, among other upcoming events.

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The Signpost: 15 June 2016[edit]

Wednesday June 29: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Wednesday June 29, 6-8:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us for an evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art Library's second annual Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to LGBT art, culture and history.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Also featuring a lightning talk by CUNY students at the La Guardia and Wagner Archives on a project to document local 1980s HIV/AIDS activism on Wikipedia.

Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 21:02, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our Sunday July 10 Wiknic in Central Park and other upcoming events.

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The Signpost: 04 July 2016[edit]

Sunday July 10: WikNYC Picnic @ Central Park[edit]

Sunday July 10, 3-8pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Manhattan's Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

3–8pm - come by any time! The picnicking area is the southwest section of the Great Lawn, north of the Delacorte Theater, just inside the park at Central Park West between 81st & 82nd. Enter the park at West 81st St.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!
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We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 14:54, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

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Madrasah Al-Arabiah Al-Islamiah[edit]

Your PROD rationale seems very strange: "NN part-time religious school in a small country"

  1. It's a full time school
  2. What's the size of the country got to do with anything?

My original PROD rationale is now irrelevant, since the article now has some content. It may well not be notable, but for now I'm dePRODding it as none of the PROD rationale is appropriate. PamD 08:40, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

PamD, take a look at User:Bearian/Standards#Notability_of_High_Schools_at_WP:AfD. For what it's worth, I've visited Singapore; some time, I want to edit more articles about, and upload some images I took from, that city-state. Bearian (talk) 20:57, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
None of the points in your standards mention the size of the country. The article already stated that the school provided full time education. Your PROD rationale still seems very strange. PamD 22:44, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
OK, I added: "# Is located in a country large enough to have significant media presence online (in order to verify its existence, and has competitive sports and other teams that garner media exposure)." Bearian (talk) 23:37, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Re your Prod2 on Cold Agriculture[edit]

Hi Bearian.

I do not like deleting any article if it has the slightest half chance of being something better than it is, but I really struggled with Cold agriculture. I note your suggestion to redirect, if so where to ? I might have missed something in trying to deorphan, because a suitable redirect might also allow a sensible deorphaning ? Any ideas ? Eno Lirpa (talk) 09:59, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Eno_Lirpa, even two weeks later, I have no ideas. Sorry. Bearian (talk) 15:58, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
Bearian. Thanks for getting back to me anyway. It has been merged into Deep ocean water. Eno Lirpa (talk) 11:30, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 July 2016[edit]

American Solidarity Party - please don't delete[edit]

I see that you have supported deletion of the entry for the American Solidarity Party. The party has only become really active in the last couple of months - but membership has grown and there are now chapters in a number of states, a central committee was formed in early July, and folks are working to get on as many ballots as possible for this fall.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CBGJpQYqOThtl1WBxXoeBv3LH_HDv1nLSVZiQjvEwLY/edit#gid=0

In addition, the party has now gotten mention in First Things - http://www.firstthings.com/tag/american-solidarity-party.

Please reconsider your vote to delete for now as the Party is seeking to grow.

Thank you.

Lee Strong — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.101.178.225 (talk) 15:12, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

No, sorry. I only change my "vote" after getting significant new evidence. First Things is not a reliable source. Bearian (talk) 01:12, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

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August 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

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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.

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Alex Manos Deletion (Alex Manos)[edit]

I noticed you deleted Alex Manos and I believe the comments focused on his notability. With multiple classic car TV show “expert” appearances, a large social media following, ownership of one of the largest classic car dealerships in the world, thousands of unique European classic car purchases and sales, I was hoping to understand what can be done to undelete and improve/fix outstanding issues in the hopes of better noting his value as a leading expert. We have other links/references available and for review. http://girlsdrivefasttoo.com/2015/04/21/inside-beverly-hills-car-club/ http://www.jigsawmagazine.com/2013/01/alex-manos-of-beverly-hills-car-club.html https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/dealer-profile-beverly-hills-car-club/ http://carsyeah.com/ourportfolio/518-alex-manos/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-manos-836147a1 https://www.instagram.com/mralexmanos/?hl=en https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSx4eNcWV4s http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/beverly-hills-car-club-the-worlds-largest-european-classic-car-company-takes-another-spin-on-glamour-with-the-introduction-of-their-march-calendar-girl-300226679.html


Thank you, -- joe (talk) Joeharwick (talk) 21:12, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

I did not actually delete this article. In fact, I don't have that power any more, since I resigned after a 7-year term as an Administrator at English Wikipedia. I think you mean that I approved of its deletion at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Alex_Manos. The 8 sources you cited above are all unreliable sources, so an article can't use them as references in an encyclopedia like ours. Sorry, Joeharwick, I can't help you. Bearian (talk) 01:57, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
You have to convince me and all the other editors that you have new evidence that proves his notability. I could not find anything on the Internet. I'm still waiting for you to come up with something substantial. Bearian (talk) 02:01, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

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Hi[edit]

Well that was a difficult interaction.

I've seen your name around but never really checked you out. We have some pretty significantly overlapping interests, based on your userpage.

One thing I like doing is adding History sections to articles about drugs -- I'm interested in how things come to be, generally, and specifically with respect to the business and science/medicine and law stories that evolve as drugs actually get to market and what happens after.

Anyway, I wrote the history section of the Metoclopramide article the other day, which I thought would pretty mundane, and on the way I ran smack into a Supreme Court case about which no WP article yet exists, namely PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing. There are a bunch of kinds of law going on there - regulatory, federal/state, tort, contract, etc, as well as hard issues about science and medicine. It was such a great surprise... and I don't know many folks here who would be interested. Maybe you won't be. Anyway. Good to meet you and sorry it was negative. Jytdog (talk) 23:09, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

OK, Jytdog, I just really hate edit conflicts, especially when I'm trying to rescue an article. Bearian (talk) 01:07, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
sorry. Jytdog (talk) 01:36, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Deletion review for User talk:Beamking[edit]

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The Signpost: 06 September 2016[edit]

September 14: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

Wednesday September 14, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on our agenda, upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

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 (UN Women and CFR!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

Along with the main meeting, hummus and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

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Lauren Southern[edit]

Please delete your recent vote because you already voted delete on 27 August 2016.

  • No, I only voted once. I am not the same person as Bearcat. Bearian (talk) 19:28, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
Sorry about that, I guess I was reading too fast. MB 21:23, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Unauthorized attempts to modify or modifications of any information stored on the State's web pages may result in criminal prosecution.[edit]

Hi there, The discussion of Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2013_July_11#Template:PD-NJGov "Unauthorized attempts to modify or modifications of any information stored on the State's web pages may result in criminal prosecution."

maybe this is a reference to hacking and the modification of the content on the server itself? James Michael DuPont (talk) 08:29, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 September 2016[edit]

Sun October 16: CommonsLab / Open House NY Photo Contest + Hackathon[edit]

Sunday October 16, 2pm: CommonsLab / Open House NY Photo Contest + Hackathon
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On Sunday, October 16, Wikimedia NYC will host a multimedia tutorial, workshop, and hackathon focused on Wikimedia Commons and the work processes for cultural multimedia wiki-projects.

The CommonsLab is the concluding "upload party" to the Wikipedia @ Open House New York Weekend photo scavenger hunt, and an accompanying Wikimedia Commons multimedia hackathon.

The event will take the form of a modified unconference, with sessions for photographers/creatives, editors/writers and hackers/software folks!

2:00pm - 8:00 pm at NYU ITP, Tisch School of Arts, 721 Broadway, 4th Floor

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:35, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

And RSVP now for our next event after this, focusing on Latin American art and artists:

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The Signpost: 14 October 2016[edit]

Saturday October 22: WikiArte Latin American Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

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Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of Latin American artists.

The WikiArte (Wiki Arte y Cultura Latinoamerica) edit-a-thon is a global campaign to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Latin American arts and culture and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

Featuring an opening Artists' Panel at 10am, with Sol Aramendi, Sharon Lee De La Cruz, and Marisa Morán Jahn, to be moderated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, curator at El Museo del Barrio.

The Museum of Modern Art and Fundacion Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros are uniting with international allies to focus on the lives and works of Latin American artists, architects and designers. With keystone events scheduled for October 22 in New York City and other cities throughout the month (Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Caracas, & others), the campaign aims to further similar goals to Art+Feminism.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. Introductory training on the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given throughout the edit-a-thon. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

10:00am - 6:00pm at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue)
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 23:28, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

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Mary Kavanagh[edit]

I have no objection to keeping this article. I hope that someone will resolve its longstanding issues. Rogermx (talk) 01:00, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, Rogermx. Bearian (talk) 01:22, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

Hiya![edit]

Would you be so kind to merge Latina_stereotypes_in_hip_hop to Mami (hip hop)? I don't know how. Thanks in advance, (((The Quixotic Potato))) (talk) 18:20, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes, but not immediately. The Quixotic Potato, can it wait a few days? (written earlier, forgot to do the tildes) Bearian (talk) 00:00, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
We potatoes do not experience a single linear timeline, unlike humans. (((The Quixotic Potato))) (talk) 19:30, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
I knew it was a difficult question Face-wink.svg (((The Quixotic Potato))) (talk) 21:24, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
Shamefully asks The Quixotic Potato for more time. Bearian (talk) 03:27, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Time is a social construct made by humans for humans. (((The Quixotic Potato))) (talk) 22:49, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Saturday November 12: Women in Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences (plus Sunday Indigenous People's Justice event)[edit]

Saturday November 12, 12-4pm: Women in Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences
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Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at NY Academy of Sciences (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering Women in science for their second annual edit-a-thon!.

This event also coincides with the year-long celebration of the Academy's 200th Anniversary and a Women in Red online campaign.

Beginning and experienced Wikipedia writers are both welcome, and there will be helpers on hand to assist those new to editing the encyclopedia.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 19:26, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

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New deal for page patrollers[edit]

Hi Bearian,

In order to better control the quality of new pages, keep out the spam, and welcome the genuine newbies, the current system we introduced in 2011 is being updated and improved. The documentation and tutorials have also been revised and given a facelift. Most importantly a new user group New Page Reviewer has been created.

Under the new rule, you may find that you are temporarily unable to mark new pages as reviewed. However, this is nothing to worry about - most current experienced patrollers are being accorded the the new right without the need to apply, and if you have significant previous experience of patrolling new pages, we strongly encourage you to apply for the new right as soon as possible - we need all the help we can get, and we are now providing a dynamic, supportive environment for your work.

Find out more about this exiting new user right now at New Page Reviewers and be sure to read the new tutorial before applying. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:28, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

The Challenge Series[edit]

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Theory of infinitely extended particles[edit]

The subject article was tagged as "endorses the proposal to delete" by yourself - it has been restored as a contested PROD. I have informed the original PROD proposer (User talk:Dukwon), in case (s)he want to go for AfD. Ronhjones  (Talk) 22:39, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim[edit]

Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim
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On Saturday December 3, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fifth Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from Greater China. The event will cap off Wikipedia Asian Month, an online campaign dedicated to augmenting Asian content on Wikipedia throughout November.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia, and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support. Editors are invited to view the exhibition Tales of Our Time following the event.

The Guggenheim aims to raise awareness of the artists featured in the Tales of Our Time exhibition supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, and Art+Feminism.

  • Enter at the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 09:45, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

Question on Rodd Wolff AfD[edit]

  • @Bearian: Brian, you’ve made my day as you are the first editor to weigh in on the Rodd Wolff AfD and offer actual improvements to the article, so I thank you for your time and expertise. If you’ve read through the this AfD you might have noticed I’ve taken quite a beating.  :o)
But back to the reason for this note, I do have a question for you. In the opening paragraph you deleted a major portion of a quote from a book. The entire quote was Without the stuntman, the movies that we so enjoy today would be very boring. It was the stuntman who allowed the actors to continue working. They were men and women who put their lives on the line daily to make their fellow actor look good. Rodd Wolff was one of these modern day cowboys who put his life on the line in the world of motion pictures.[1]” All of that was from the book The Heart of a Cowboy by John H Conley Jr. You deleted the first 3 sentences and left only the Rodd Wolff was one of these modern day cowboys who put his life on the line in the world of motion pictures part. By deleting the first 3 sentences the remaining sentence doesn’t make sense by itself. What was your logic for deleting the first 3 sentences? Was it because you agreed with some of the other editors that this was “gibberish,” or did you not recognize the firs 3 sentences were part of the quote? I will admit that perhaps I didn’t have my citation correct, perhaps I should have put quotation marks around the entire quote (I am a newbie at this Wikipedia stuff)?
Actually I don’t mind deleting the entire 4-sentence quote as it wasn’t in the original writeup, I added that quote only to address a complaint of the AfD nominator, something like ...“the subject is not notable as the profession of stunt performers is not notable,...it’s not like they are real actors…” I added that book reference and the quote about the importance of the stunt perfomers in general. So I now seem to be in a Catch-22 position. My adding that quote for the nominator gets criticized as being gibberish by other editors.
Anyway, thanks again for your improvements, but at this time it probably doesn’t matter as I see another Delete vote just came in. Zootsuit1941 (talk) 21:21, 6 December 2016 (UTC)