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New stuff[edit]



Brackensick[edit]

Hey - I just saw your message over on Samwalton9's talk page. I'm curious why you've changed your mind on the Brackensick article, since voting in the original AfD. I do recognize that the majority of people to have weighed in on this matter oppose restoring the article. And so I can understand opposing restoration, on the basis of consensus. But do you personally feel that the article fails to meet Wikipedia's notability guidelines? Or would you have supported restoration, had others done so as well? --Jpcase (talk) 15:57, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Jpcase, yes, I changed my mind, which is rare indeed! Originally I thought he was notable, but have since become convinced by the discussion that he's just not notable as the consensus has shown. I almost never oppose a merger, if that's what the crowd wants. Bearian (talk) 16:42, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification! I can see that no one else is with me on this one. So unless something changes significantly, I won't continue pursuing the matter. But I may be involved with other American Idol related articles down the road. As you may have seen me mention over on Samwalton9's talk page, it would be helpful if, going forward, I could have a clearer sense of why other editors feel that various finalists from the series aren't individually notable. I understand that WP:ONEEVENT has been cited as a rational, and that in this particular case, no one feels that the new sources I've found are adequate for conferring notability. But I've yet to receive an explanation for why other editors feel that my interpretation of WP:ONEEVENT is incorrect. And while a few of the sources that I've found have received valid criticism, that doesn't mean all of the new sources should be disregarded out of hand. I can recognize that the consensus on this matter is against restoring Brackensick's article. But the vast majority of AI finalists seem to have standalone articles, regardless of how much of a music career they've had separate from the show. So I'm confused as to why Brackensick should be treated differently. Are you willing to share why you've changed your mind? I'm just curious to know if there's something in Wikipedia's policy that I'm misunderstanding. Thanks. --Jpcase (talk) 17:45, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
Jpcase, as time has gone on, the crowd of Wikipedians have become more conservative, if you will, about notability, especially for creative types of people. For an example of what's happened to American Idol contestants, see Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/American_Idol_contestants. I'm most concerned that some musicians who used to be considered notable will now be deleted. The same this is happening to college professors. I've given up fighting every little battle. Bearian (talk) 13:37, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
The AfD that you linked to is from ten years ago. It looks like all but one of those articles have since been restored - and the only one that hasn't been is for a semi-finalist, as opposed to a finalist. Even today, there seems to be very little precedent for redirecting articles about AI finalists. I'm not looking to drag you into anything. It's understandable that you don't wouldn't want to get involved with contentious policy disagreements - I'm likely to drop the matter myself. But I'm just curious whether you personally feel that these kinds of articles should be redirected, or if you're simply going along with consensus. --Jpcase (talk) 17:05, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
Oh, Lord, Jpcase, I am a bleeding heart liberal compared to most Wikipedians. I'd include all seven or eight AI finalists. Bearian (talk) 12:50, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Evan_Matthew_Cohen[edit]

If you disagree feel free to remove the tag, but according to WP:ENT an actor should have made a significant contribution to the entertainment community or have a cult following. Now whether his contributions are significant are subjective.

Kingstoken, no problem. I just wanted to be certain that you were intentional about it. Bearian (talk) 13:39, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Interview[edit]

I wish you the very best of luck for your 16 January interview. Xxanthippe (talk) 23:48, 4 January 2017 (UTC).

Xxanthippe. Oops, it's January 12, 2017, but thank you! Bearian (talk) 13:41, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Lee v. Tam Cato brief[edit]

Since I know you enjoyed the Cato Institute brief in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, you might enjoy their brief in Lee v. Tam. Scotusblog is hosting the amicus briefs on its Lee v. Tam page. Not as great as the SBA brief, but a good read. TJRC (talk)

Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC 2017
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day NYC 2017, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

With special guests Katherine Maher of the Wikimedia Foundation and Tim Wu of Columbia Law School speaking on our Post-truth panel!

Also featuring an International/Multilingual panel, a Documenting Activism panel, a Multimedia/Tech Panel, a Science panel, an Art panel, and more.

And there will be cake.

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.

10:00am - 7:00 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

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) 14:57, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Katherine McGrath[edit]

It did try to find sources at the time, but was unable to do so. Look you are free to disagree with my proposed deletions, as is your right. However, please refrain from making assumptions about me, you do not know anything about my age or background. I am just trying to improve the American actor stubs as best I can. Kingstoken 00:20, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, Kingstoken. I just assumed since she's older that you night not have heard of her. You have no personal information on your page, so I was making a guess. My apologies. Bearian (talk) 00:31, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Question re:AFD rules[edit]

I followed a link you used recently WP:BARE and found this: "Any registered user has the right to propose an article for deletion..." You've been around longer than I have, and I see your regularly at AFD. My question: is this true? I am, unsurprisingly, prompted to ask because of an AFD, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Dorothy King (2nd nomination), a nomination that prompted me to wonder whether an IP is permitted to bring an article to AFD. Thanks.E.M.Gregory (talk) 01:24, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

E.M.Gregory, interesting question. Technically, an IP user can not start a deletion discussion on their own, because they can't create a new page. However, they can start the process and receive assistance from a sympathetic registered user. Even assuming good faith, I do not assist IPs in such regard, because I'm never sure who they are, and what COI or hidden agenda they might have, and I don't want to get entangled in unnecessary drama ("Pick your battles," they say). Just to be certain, I did a "whois" search on that IP, which you can, too. I think I've nominated about five articles for AfD over the past decade; don't tie me down to that exact number, it's based on my memory. I used to have quite the reputation as inclusionist, but I'm sort of deletionist lately. That being said, I commented on the discussion in question and !voted "keep" for the reasons noted here as well as there. Bearian (talk) 16:26, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. That's very interesting. Just by the bye, At first I was an ornery inclusionist, fighting hard to keep articles on very minor figures. As time has gone by, I have not merely gotten a better grasp of the enormity of our PROMO problem, and become far more discriminating about what constitutes notability, but also become aware of our SYSTEMIC biases - not excluding the recentism caused by the fact that so little pre-internet media is available online, and the problem of editors aggressively bringing aces to grind. That said, an occassional article still gets my dander up, as this one die. Again, thanks for taking the time to explain this.E.M.Gregory (talk) 16:35, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

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delete proposal[edit]

I improved the articles of Zahir al-Din Mar'ashi and Yunus Al-Katib Al-Mughanni, I think now they are good enough to not be deleted. The Encyclopedia of Islam has entries about them, so these two important historical figure can also have articles in Wikipedia IMO. -- Kouhi (talk) 19:22, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

I'll drop the issue, Kouhi, based on your assertions. Bearian (talk) 22:12, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Reporting illegal aliens in the United States[edit]

Don't sling mud at a new editor. --Ethanbas (talk) 01:04, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 6 February 2017[edit]

A kitten for you![edit]

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Kittens reduce stress.

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Thank you, The Quixotic Potato. Bearian (talk) 14:07, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day[edit]

Nuvola apps cookie.svg Happy First Edit Day, Bearian, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! Chris Troutman (talk) 00:34, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
Thank you kindly, Chris troutman Bearian (talk) 02:17, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Ten Year Society[edit]

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Dear Bearian,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Ten Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for ten years or more.

Best regards, Chris Troutman (talk) 00:34, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for remembering! Bearian (talk) 20:25, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

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

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Featuring special guest presentations on WikiProject La Guardia and Wagner Archives, WikiProject Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wiki Loves the Dominican Republic, and more.

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.

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March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA (and beyond!)[edit]

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Join us at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54th Street, on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. There will be childcare, snacks, multiple trainings and panel discussions. People of all gender identities and expressions welcomed and encouraged to attend.

This year’s edit-a-thon kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with a conversation about information activism with writer Joanne McNeil and Data & Society Research Institute Fellow Zara Rahman, moderated by Kimberly Drew, the social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, creator of the Tumblr “Black Contemporary Art,” and the person behind @museummammy on Instagram. Afternoon breakout groups will engage in focused discussions about related issues, including intersectionality and librarianship, power structures in notability guidelines on Wikipedia, and radical archives. --Pharos (talk) 18:46, 7 March 2017 (UTC)


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Hello! Afd question.[edit]

Hi Bearian, I saw recently you contributed to one of the AfD pages for one of the articles I created. I recently commented there to help address some of your concerns. Do you have any ideas on how I can edit this article and further change it so it would be up to your standards? I strongly feel this article deserves a place on Wikipedia and would greatly appreciate your support. The subject of the article is a big star in the teen world and has a growing fan base of over 420,000. Let me know what I can do to help prove this article has a place in our community. Thank you!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by MusicSource17 (talkcontribs) 01:12, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Hello! I recently responded to your request on the AfD page for one of the articles I created. I was unfamiliar with the term CEA, and could not find much information on how to properly conduct one. I tried my best to take an educated guess on what information a CEA might provide, but I was unsure if there was a certain format I must stick to. If you could point me in the right direction I would love to provide a proper one for you. Hopefully I have provided enough additional information in my comment on the AfD for you to help sway your prior decision. If there is anything else I can provide please let me know! Thank you!! MusicSource17 (talk) 10:27, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel[edit]

Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel
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On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, and following on the recent Art+Feminism campaign, we'll focus on building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

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Freezing rain[edit]

Yes, I guess so! Thanks for helping wrap this up, even though I was the nominator. KDS4444 (talk) 12:44, 26 March 2017 (UTC)


Notability of a biography[edit]

I.e. - Is Matthew Grow, editor of The Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846 (The Church Historian's Press, which is an imprint of Deseret Book; 2016), notable? Is Benjamin E. Park, who reviews him here: "The Mormon Council of Fifty: What Joseph Smith’s Secret Records Reveal" (Religion & Politics, September 9, 2016)? Please chime in on a way to determine such questions in a much more consistent manner than at present...here: User_talk:Jimbo_Wales#Suggested_fix.--Hodgdon's secret garden (talk) 19:16, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

I don't know (I'm not an expert in LDS scholarship), and I don't care (I'm interested in science, law, and other matters that I am familiar with). To be blunt, I'm really busy and stressed in real life, and I just don't want to get involved. Bearian (talk) 00:51, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Re: Elaboration[edit]

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Respect[edit]

think if you are issuing threats, you owe the courtesy of citing a cause. Would you please explain why you have gotten so riled up? Wikipietime (talk) 20:48, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

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Mentioned at DRV[edit]

Hi Brian. I mentioned you at DRV, regarding the creation of a redirect at a redlinked category. I think I messed up the ping. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 13:25, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Vision vs. Mission Statement[edit]

You suggested possibly draftifying this before the user removed the PROD. I'm not sure if it would get much improvement, but I also don't want to turn a user off from Wikipedia. Your thoughts would be appreciated. TonyBallioni (talk) 01:59, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

After ten years, TonyBallioni, I just get a feeling that some articles can be rescued, and some can't be. Bearian (talk) 22:12, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

April 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

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Thanks[edit]

Wow! I am overcome, Bearian - thank you so much! (& hope I am not mangling etiquette here) Reflection (talk) 18:09, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Sadasivan[edit]

I didn't bother arguing at the time but pinging someone in an AfD, even though you noted "no pressure", is canvassing in my mind. Especially when it is someone like DGG. The close is poor, given that even DGG suggested he was blurring the guidelines to support inclusion, but I'll let it go for now. If there is no improvement in, say six months, it will be going back there: there are plenty of English-language resources in India (it is an official language there) and Sadasivan wrote entirely in English, so lack of coverage is lack of coverage. - Sitush (talk) 09:19, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Sitush, I never, ever, canvass. Pinging someone at AfD is not always canvassing. I have no more finches to give. I have !voted in ten thousand AfD's, and if you can find any such evidence of my canvassing at Wikipedia, please bring it to my attention. If you see from the context, I was seeking his input to see if I have to change my mind to the other side, not to get another vote for my side. DGG is known to have access to librarians' data bases, and he knows how to use them. At one time, I was an inclusionist yet have trended otherwise to deletionist. If you look at this log, you will see clearly that I am in line with all Wikipedians about 94.9 % of the time. In any case, all the admins know that DGG & I have known each other for a long time, in real life, and I often seek his advice, not the other way around. Since I am no longer an admin, nor an officer in my local chapter, I have no explicit fiduciary duty to avoid even the appearance of propriety. DGG is a retired librarian, and one of the most beloved and respected editors amongst all Wikipedians. There was also no harm done since the AfD in question ended up in "no consensus". So I'm not sure what you're getting at. What is your issue? What are you trying to do? Bearian (talk) 03:07, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
and for that matter, I ave been gradually shifting too into a more deletionist direction, at least as far as promotional articles are concerned. And anyone who pings me knows that I may often not follow any suggested or implied approach to the problem. . DGG ( talk ) 10:01, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
I think we have a Pragmatics problem here. Sitush, I'm not sure you were aware of all the context. Bearian (talk) 01:14, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Faithless electors[edit]

Hi. Remember Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Robert Satiacum Jr., a group AfD on half a dozen faithless 2016 electors that closed as "no consensus"? All electors in the list have since been deleted, with Robert Satiacum Jr.. He was defended partly on the grounds that he had had a role in a film, but that film was just deleted Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Rain in the Mountains. To me, he looks like a non-notable politician, I woule be interested in your opinion. Note that source 8. is primary, sources 9, 10 on his page are local, and all the others are about being an elector.E.M.Gregory (talk) 02:09, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

He's possibly notable as a "first" - the first Native American Faithless Elector, E.M.Gregory. Bearian (talk) 02:47, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
is that a significant reason for this particular form of notability (as distinct, say, from success against prejudice in a once-restricted profession) ?? DGG ( talk ) 10:02, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
Native Americans were not allowed to vote unless they paid taxes, DGG, until 1964. So they could not run for Federal office. Bearian (talk) 18:53, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Sunday May 21: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon + global online challenge[edit]

Sunday May 21, 10:30 am - 4:30pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
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The Met is excited to make available over 375,000 images of public domain artworks for contribution to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse collection onsite and remotely. The event is a key marker too of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's first Wikimedian-in-Residence program, with resident Richard Knipel (User:Pharos), along with Wikimedia NYC. We invite you to help enhance Wikimedia communities and platforms with open access images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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We also welcome remote participation for the global Met Open Access Artworks Challenge (15 May - 30 June, 2017), you can sign up there at Met Open Access Artworks Challenge/Participants. --Pharos (talk) 16:23, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

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May 24: 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.

Topics this month include the TED wikiproject, the Met wikiproject, and encouraging free video on Wikimedia Commons!

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.

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) 19:30, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

  • P.S. bonus event this weekend:

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Wiki Loves Pride 2017[edit]

You are invited to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects throughout the month of June as part of the fourth annual Wiki Loves Pride campaign. Feel free to add new and expanded content on the project's Results page. Happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 14:59, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

We're on Twitter![edit]

WikiLGBT is on Twitter!
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Hello Bearian!
Follow the Wikimedia LGBT user group on Twitter at @wikilgbt for news, photos, and other topics of interest to LGBT Wikipedans and allies. Use #wikiLGBT to share any Wiki Loves Pride stuff that you would like to share (whether this month or any day of the year) or to alert folks to things that the LGBT Wikipedan community should know. RachelWex 21:36, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Precious anniversary![edit]

Precious
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Four years!

Best wishes for dealing with the real life stress! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:31, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, Gerda Arendt. I just started graduate school. Bearian (talk) 00:44, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
Five years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:53, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 9 June 2017[edit]

Thursday June 22: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Thursday June 22, 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 third 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.

Themes for this event include art related to HIV/AIDS activism and on LGBTQ artists of the African Diaspora as part of the Black Lunch Table project.

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) 21:40, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our Sunday June 25 Hackathon @ Ace Hotel, the Sunday July 9 Wiknic on Governors Island, and other upcoming events.

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A kitten for you![edit]

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Thank you for editing with Black Lunch Table at Wiki Loves Pride!


Heathart (talk) 02:27, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, Heathart for your assistance. Also thanks to DGG, Pharos, and Bluerasberry for helping me. Bearian (talk) 23:56, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 23 June 2017[edit]

Thank you![edit]

...for the barnstar! --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 03:55, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Openion request[edit]

Hi,

Undersigned has made a request at this talk page to have your valuable openion.

Thanks and warm regards

Mahitgar (talk) 04:46, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

No. When you learn to spell, then I might help you. I don't have time for this. Bearian (talk) 02:39, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Sunday July 9: WikNYC Picnic @ Governors Island[edit]

Sunday July 9, 1-6pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" on New York City's green and historic Governors Island, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1–6pm - come by any time! Our reserved picnicking area is Grill #5 by Nolan Park in the northern part of Governors Island.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 11:03, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

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Sunday July 16: New England Wiknic @ Cambridge, MA[edit]

Sunday July 16, 1-5pm: New England Wiknic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" at John F. Kennedy Park, near Harvard Square, Cambridge, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1–5pm - come by any time!
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia banner!

We hope to see you there! --Phoebe (talk) 16:33, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

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July 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday July 19, 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 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) 02:37, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 15 July 2017[edit]

Sunday July 30: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel[edit]

Sunday July 30: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel
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On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, we'll focus on Wikipedia casual editing, ways to use and develop Wikidata, building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 14:21, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 5 August 2017[edit]

August 30: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday August 30, 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 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) 12:03, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 6 September 2017[edit]

September 27: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

Wednesday September 27, 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.

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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 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) 00:42, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

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Tavi Gevinson[edit]

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What do you think about unprotecting this page? It was locked seven years ago. I believe her public profile has changed since then.198.58.170.90 (talk) 06:06, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

I can't do it. I am no longer an admin., I am busy and stressed IRL. Bearian (talk) 19:41, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
The place to request unprotection is WP:RFPP. That said, I don't see any recent edit requests on the talk page; the semi-protection does not seem to be an inconvenience to many people. Huon (talk) 20:50, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
There's no way to know how many unregistered editors wanted to edit it or how much of an inconvenience it is. At the same, time, there's no reason for it to be protected.198.58.170.90 (talk) 01:31, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 September 2017[edit]

Sunday October 15: Wikipedia @ Open House New York / Weekend Photo Competition[edit]

Sunday October 15: Wikipedia @ Open House New York / Weekend Photo Competition
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This event is the concluding "upload party" to the Wikipedia @ Open House New York Weekend photo scavenger hunt, and an accompanying Wikimedia Commons tutorial and multimedia hackathon,

Learn how to work with your photos to illustrate New York City articles!

Note that this is part of the larger Open House New York Weekend activities on Saturday and Sunday, when sites normally closed to the public are open for public visits and photography.

If you can, bring your camera/photos to the event, and a laptop if you'd like to engage in adding photos to articles. But this is not necessary.

For photos from last year's event, see the OHNY campaign 2016 on Wikimedia Commons.

  • Date: Sunday October 15
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Ace Hotel New York. 20 West 29th Street, Manhattan.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 15:33, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

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October 18: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday October 18, 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 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) 13:21, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 23 October 2017[edit]

Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon (Nov 19) and global online Wikipedia Asian Art Month (Nov 1-30)[edit]

Sunday November 19, 10:30 am - 4:00pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
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The Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ The Met will be the Metropolitan Museum of Art's second edit-a-thon, hosted on Sunday November 19, 2017 in the Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education (81st Street entrance) at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Following the first Met edit-a-thon in May 2017, the museum is excited to work with Wikipedia Asian Month for the potential to seed new articles about Asian artworks, artwork types, and art traditions, from any part of Asia. These can be illustrated with thousands of its recently-released images of public domain artworks available for Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse Asian collections onsite and remotely.

10:30 am - 4:00 pm in Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Uris Center for Education
81st Street entrance, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue

Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Light snacks, drinks and cake will be provided.

We also welcome remote participation for the global online Wikipedia Asian Art Month, running November 1-30.

Thanks, and hope to see you at the museum, and/or as part of the online Wikipedia Asian Month contest!--Pharos (talk) 16:36, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

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November 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC @ NYU ITP[edit]

Wednesday November 15, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC @ NYU ITP
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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 NYU ITP Tisch School of the Arts (4th floor) at 721 Broadway 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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 NYU ITP Tisch School of the Arts (4th floor), 721 Broadway
(note that we are not at Babycastles this month)

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) ~~~~~

P.S. You are also invited to Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday November 19!

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The Signpost: 24 November 2017[edit]

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, Bearian. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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.

If you wish to participate in the 2017 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

December 13: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday December 13, 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 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) 18:42, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to AfroCROWD Street Culture Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and Year End Celebration on Saturday December 16!

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Happy Birthday[edit]

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Wishing Bearian a very happy birthday on behalf of the Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 12:19, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 December 2017[edit]

Happy Holidays[edit]

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Wishing you a happy holiday season! Times flies and 2018 is around the corner. Thank you for your contributions. ~ K.e.coffman (talk) 01:10, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
Belated thanks, K.e.coffman. Bearian (talk) 22:46, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year[edit]

Rockefeller Center christmas tree cropped.jpg Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2018!
Thank you for all the hard work and effort you put into Wikipedia. God bless! Onel5969 TT me 03:13, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
Belated thanks, Onel5969. Bearian (talk) 22:47, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Happy Holidays[edit]

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From Stave one of Dickens A Christmas Carol

Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail. Mind! I don’t mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country’s done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

So you see even Charles was looking for a reliable source :-) Thank you for your contributions to the 'pedia. ~ MarnetteD|Talk 23:44, 23 December 2017 (UTC)
Belated thanks. Bearian (talk) 22:46, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Seasons' Greetings[edit]

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...to you and yours, from the Great White North! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 02:45, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, Bzuk. Bearian (talk) 22:48, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC 2018
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day NYC 2018, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with keynotes, plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

And there will be cake.

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.

10:00am - 6:30 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

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) 18:41, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

This Sunday! Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference (updated speakers + schedule)[edit]

Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC 2018
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Part of Wikipedia's global 17th birthday celebration, Wikipedia Day NYC 2018 at Ace Hotel will include a mini-conference of scheduled panels as well as unconference style talks and discussions proposed by attendees on the day of the event. We are very excited to announce speakers such as Jason Scott (Internet Archive), Jackie Koerner (Visiting Scholar, Wiki Ed), and Andrew Lih (Wikimedia DC), as well as a fantastic line-up of panels that highlight projects and issues of relevance to the Wikimedia NYC community.

See Wikipedia Day NYC 2018 speakers + schedule

And there will be cake.

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.

10:00am - 6:30 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

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! --Megs (talk) 02:22, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 January 2018[edit]

The Signpost: 5 February 2018[edit]

February 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday February 21, 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 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! --Megs (talk) 22:19, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to Africa and the Diaspora Edit-a-thon @ Schomburg Center for Black Culture on Saturday February 24!

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The Signpost: 20 February 2018[edit]

March 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday March 21, 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 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! --Megs (talk)

P.S. You are also invited to Art + Feminism Events in the New York Metropolitan Area continuing this month!

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CANCELLED: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

CANCELLED: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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Due to the winter storm warning, the WikiWednesday Salon & Skillshare scheduled for March 21st has been cancelled. Please consider attending one of the many edit-a-thons scheduled for this week. We look forward to editing with you soon!

--Megs (talk)

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Signpost issue 4 – 29 March 2018[edit]

WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday April 25th, 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. 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.

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! After the main meeting, pizza and video games in the gallery.

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 agenda, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Megs (talk)

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The Signpost: 26 April 2018[edit]

May 23: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday May 23, 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 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) 03:13, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to Action = History: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Asian American Literature on Sunday May 27!

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The Signpost: 24 May 2018[edit]

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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The Signpost: 29 June 2018[edit]

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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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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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Similar AFD to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of foods by calorie[edit]

You have participated at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of foods by calorie. Therefore, you might be interested in the following AFD involving lists of food Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of breakfast drinks (2nd nomination) --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk • ✍️ Contributions) Please ping me if you had replied 23:40, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Pocket rollback[edit]

Oops, sorry about that. I do believe that's a first for me -- a real "pocket rollback." I was watching a movie in the other room, but there was a moment when I checked WP and put my phone back in my pocket. Thanks, Northamerica1000 for catching it. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 04:04, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 July 2018[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar[edit]

I had no idea WP has major and minor barnstars, but I am always grateful for any positive feedback instead of the occasional hate mail I receive. Thanks again! Kinkyturnip (talk) 20:23, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

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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The Signpost: 30 August 2018[edit]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For improving Abraham Shushan and allowing the AfD to be clearly closed as "keep", here is a barnstar. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 10:36, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

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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The Signpost: 1 October 2018[edit]

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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October 24: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

October 24, 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 Triangle Arts Association in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. 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 Triangle Arts Association (Suite 317 & 318) at 20 Jay Street, Brooklyn
(note this month we will be meeting in DUMBO, Brooklyn, not at Babycastles)

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) 01:28, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

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Sunday Oct 28: Wikidata Birthday Party[edit]

Sunday October 28: Wikidata Birthday Party
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Wikidata, the newest project of the Wikimedia movement, went live on October 29, 2012. Please join Wikimedia New York City as we celebrate its sixth birthday at the Ace Hotel. There will be (optional) lightning talks, casual conversation, and, most importantly, CAKE!

No experience with Wikidata? No problem. This event is open to all.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues on Sunday!--Wikimedia New York City Team 15:32, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Bonus edit-a-thons on Saturday

The day before the Wikiata Birthday, on Saturday, you are also welcome to join Archtober Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ Bard Graduate Center or Black Lunch Table @ Magnum Foundation. Please RSVP to those pages if you plan on joining.

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The Signpost: 28 October 2018[edit]

Deletion review for Max Rose (politician)[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Max Rose (politician). Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. La comadreja formerly AFriedman RESEARCH (talk) 20:16, 30 October 2018 (UTC)