You alleged that Noah Dietrich is a copyvio from here, but that site clearly states that their source is wikipedia. Also, a cursory examination of the edit history shows that the article grew organically. Please do a little (I mean a little) research before slapping the copyvio tag on and wasting other people's time. --rogerd (talk) 16:27, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
Ditto per Rogerd. WilyD 16:38, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
I do apologize for the mix up. I've been sorting through a number of articles and when I did a google search for the exact text I found a match. I'll be honest, its nearly 10am where I am and I have yet to get to bed. Seems the lack of sleep got the best of me there. I do appreciate your diligence in picking up on my mistake though. Once again, sorry about that :) Bvlax2005 (talk) 16:44, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
No problem, thanks. --rogerd (talk) 19:30, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
are entering the author of the article, because I can not make a link or post a short summary? Thank you, you are very kind
A study conducted in Italy, based on not unlike the times tide of sun and moon shows, directly, that the speed of gravity is equal to the speed of light.This means that the force of gravity is a wave electromagnetic that is travelling at 300.000 km per second.
Un estudio realizado en Italia, sobre la base de no a diferencia de los tiempos de marea de sol y la luna muestra, de manera directa, que la velocidad de gravedad es igual a la velocidad de luce.Questo significa que la fuerza de gravedad es una onda electromagnética que viaja a 300.000 km por segundo.
Eine in Italien ausgefuhrte studie, auf die glichformigkeit der sonne. Und Mond flutzeiten gesttzt, zeigt direkt, dass die geschwindigkeit der Schwerkraft ist gleic der geschwin disgkeit der licht. Das bedeutet, dass die Schwerkraft ein elektromagnetische wellw ist, die auf 300.000 Km pro sekunde reist.
Just so you are aware anyone, inlduing the page's author, can remove a prod and once removed it can not normally be readded (see WP:PROD#Conflicts). Hence I've removed the prod you restored to The Tattooed Lady of Lochee. If you wish for this article to be deleted you will now have to take it to AfD. Dpmuk (talk) 14:52, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
I actually just noticed the change and was about to leave a message on your talk page! Sorry about the mix up, but I do have a quick question: Does the same apply to speedy deletion templates also? Bvlax2005 (talk) 14:53, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
No, article creators can't remove speedy tags. IMO it's really bizzare the way they can remove one but not the other and this often causes confusion amongst editors - both those creating pages and those like you that are trying to get rid of some of the rubbish on wikipedia. Personally I don't think creators should be able to remove prods but unfortunately rules are rules and I've not been around long enopugh to attempt to change them. Dpmuk (talk) 14:58, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
I think that is where the confusion began. I was assuming that speedy tags and prod tags had the same logistics behind them. Thanks for catching me on that though! :) Bvlax2005 (talk) 15:03, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
Ok, I thought I had time to add the AJC news stories and the other southern papers as well as the interview with the Atlanta Business Journal. So would the press coverage then be enough —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dexter Porter (talk • contribs) 22:55, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
Do appreciate your help today. Cufflinks (talk) 14:02, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
Not a problem! I generally keep an eye out on the help desk. When I first started on Wikipedia there was a LOT of information to take in. So I try to make getting started just a tiny bit easier on others. And by the way, welcome to Wikipedia! Bvlax2005 (talk) 14:13, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
Hi! Thanks a lot for your help. I complained to the admin risponsible for the deletion of my article: . I will try what you told me. Buy I defenitely don't understand this way of working inside wikipedia, it's giving no change to collaborative work. What is the tag "stub" used for? How to indicate it when you create and article to provoce a reaction and the interest of other editors who may have knowledge or data to expand it? Can other editors see my article if I provisionally publish it in the way you have indicated me? Thanks!--Monturiol (talk) 09:10, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
LOL yes but of course it is intended to represent my underground lair in deepermost Japan that was previously owned by Emperor Hirohito as a beauty parlour in the "sixties". It shows an uncanny resemblance to the volcano with the fake lake in the film! You can see inside my volcano lair here. I bid you adieau The Bald OneWhite cat 09:42, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the star! :D. That's actually brightened up my day quite a lot; i'm creating the pages as part of a project to get something up to Featured status, a project which has so far netted me 60 pages; it's nice to know it isn't all in vain! :), Ironholds 07:11, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Dedication indeed, but i'm almost there :). Only got... 100 years worth of articles left to cover. :P. Ironholds 07:16, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Wake up WP:LGBT! It's time to kick in gear and get some things done!
I say this to myself as much as I say it to all of us. I work a lot by myself or with individual editors who spend time at Featured Article Candidates. It seems on November 5 a fog was lifted off my brain that helped me realize that we have massive potential in this project to get things done. Take this allegory, for instance: On Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1980, my 10th-grade American history teacher started class by unfurling The New York Times. She pointed to its triple banner headline: “Reagan Easily Beats Carter; Republicans Gain in Congress; D’Amato and Dodd are Victors.” “Save this paper,” she told us. “This is the start of a whole new era.”Judith Warner from The New York Times
It definitely seems a start to a whole new era now. If planets align correctly to remind us that whatever advances we may have made in electing what appears to be an extraordinary president in the US, the moons that revolve around those planets also serve to illustrate it's not that simple. Florida, Arizona, and California all appear to have banned same sex marriage. As someone who was married in California and lives in Florida, this is particularly poignant. We seem to be at the juncture of two converging paths. If we maximize our efforts and take the right ones, we might just be able to affect some change for ourselves.
Though what we do is an interesting hobby for some, we have the power to make a difference. California's ballot initiative to ban gay marriage was a fierce fight. It's being challenged right now, but just look at how Wikipedia played a role in that: in October 2008, 360,238 people read its article. On November 5, an astounding 467,000 people read it. I commend the editors who work on that article—both those who support and oppose it. A look at the talk page shows a concerted effort to keep it civil and accurate.
What can we do?
How do you fight ignorance? With information. That's what Wikipedia is for. This project is overwhelming with 8,576 articles in its scope. We can continue to work piecemeal as we have in the past, or we can focus on goals. These are examples of areas we can concentrate on.
Current political events
LGBT Media and Literature
Sex and sexuality
Articles about political issues in the US and around the world that have been especially relevant within the past 5 years
Depictions of LGBT people and issues on television, film, newspapers, magazines
Topics about gay rights activism and the opposition to it
There are more than 8,000 articles to work on. Can we build a list of priorities? Can we build enough enthusiasm to work on these? What if we had editors who oversaw progress in these areas and reported to the talk page or in the newsletter? Surely someone here wants to report on the progress of sex articles.
These are the editors I've seen working (and I know I'm forgetting a few). There's more of you out there I haven't seen. Some of you are new. We need all of you. Please help.
Miami, January 18, 1977 after the gay rights ordinance was passed: While Bryant and the others were creating the beginnings of the repeal effort, (gay activists) Basker, Campbell, Kunst, and the other (gay rights) ordinance supporters congratulated themselves on their success and then quickly disbanded... There was no organized recognition or celebration of the victory. As one activist remembered, "We just went home." They had little idea of the battle that was before them. - Fred Fejes in Gay Rights and Moral Panic, 2008
Don't go home yet, please. --Moni3 (talk) 00:10, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
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How do you change the world? You can start by writing an incredible article for the world's encyclopedia. Moni3 kicks it old school again with Stonewall riots - a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn. [...] [T]hey have become the defining event that marked the start of the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. It's a featured article hitting the mainpage this Sunday to mark the 40th anniversary of the events. So first off, wow! Clever and cool. Moni3 has been recently named hottest delegate to Obama's bookclub but that may not be official yet. (Shhh!)
Otto4711 mentioned that gee we really should swamp the DYK section with LGBT-related articles for use on the 28th as well. We have eight or so in the holding area and if you push yourself to get an article together you might be able to get in on the fun. Do this now!
The official rules for DYKs can be found here. Once you have expanded an article 5-fold or created an article with at least 1,500 characters of prose, place your DYK thread here. Use this handy tool to count your 1,500 characters. As a suggestion, when you add your potential hook, include the character count and a link to the source(s) that confirm the hook. These will be confirmed anyway but may help.
On June 1, President Barack Obama declared June 2009 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, citing the riots as a reason to "commit to achieving equal justice under law for LGBT Americans". Excerpts at the bottom.
F*ck me I'm famous
I was interviewed by Wikipedia Signpost, the weekly in-house newsletter, for the WikiProject report. The Signpost has nearly 1,000 Wikipedian subscribers and arguably many of those folks actually read it. It came about rather quickly and my worst fears - that it was an elaborate hoax by a troll - were apparently unfounded. I hope y'all feel I did fine by the project, I did my best to avoid the phrase "man-humping, cock-sucking, doggy-style loving queer" but otherwise did ok.
Free image appeal
A friendly reminder to consider taking photos while you're out and about at various Dyke marches and Pride parades. Consider donating them to the world at Wikicommons. I'm sooo totally over having to deal with lovely images being deleted and argued about. If they are just free they are then also freely usable worldwide. And no, they don't need photos of your cha-cha or hoo-hoo-dilly.
As part of the redecorating at our talkpage, the article alerts and keyword search alerts are handily located at the top of the page. Always fascinating to see what's up. All help appreciated on those.
The LGBT studies project does have its own free Internet Relay Chat channel, #wikipedia-en-lgbtconnect, for coordination, collaboration and socializing. This channel is hosted on Freenode and can be accessed in one of two ways: If you already have an IRC client, click the link to the left. If you do not have an IRC client, you'll need to get one installed on your computer first. Once you've done this, then click on the link to the left.
For more general information on IRC and a listing of other useful Wikipedia-related channels, see Wikipedia:IRC channels.
The project had at one point another channel at #LGBTprojectconnect but as the original people associated with the setting up and administration of that channel have seemed to have disappeared, this new channel has been set up. Plus the new channel is inline with required naming conventions for Wikipedia related IRC channels. So, feel free to use this channel. Such a channel gives opportunity to discuss the latest happening on articles, the LGBT project itself, latest happening in your life with "wiki-friends" here, etc.. You can say things on there you normally wouldn't here on Wikipedia (keeping it civil of course) like talk about the latest hot guy/girl or tell a joke.. you get the point. Anyway, see you there - eventually!
LGBT to-do list (held over from last edition)
Give out more barnstars, and let each other know that what they're doing is valued.
Create a guide to stave off burnout, because editors in this project get burned out faster than others. There are many hills to climb.
Bring back the monthly collaboration project.
Participate in LGBT Peer reviews.
Get familiar with the characteristics of Good Articles and get our top priority articles to WP:GA.
Use the Newsletter, Moni3! You can suggest what to send out in the newsletter, too!
Offer research materials, copy editing, ideas, and support to your fellow editors.
Keep the project talk page informed of problems and discussions we should know about.
There are many well-respected LGBT leaders in all professional fields, including the arts and business communities. [I]n both the White House and the Federal agencies -- openly LGBT employees are doing their jobs with distinction and professionalism. [...]
LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without the fear of harassment, and LGBT families and seniors should be allowed to live their lives with dignity and respect.
At the international level, I have joined efforts at the United Nations to decriminalize homosexuality around the world. Here at home, I continue to support measures to bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans. These measures include enhancing hate crimes laws, supporting civil unions and Federal rights for LGBT couples, outlawing discrimination in the workplace, ensuring adoption rights, and ending the existing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in a way that strengthens our Armed Forces and our national security. [...]
As long as the promise of equality for all remains unfulfilled, all Americans are affected. If we can work together to advance the principles upon which our Nation was founded, every American will benefit. During LGBT Pride Month, I call upon the LGBT community, the Congress, and the American people to work together to promote equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. [...]
I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists. - Barack Obama, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2009, The White House (June 1, 2009).
As you are either a participant of WikiProject or the October wikification drive or have signed up to participate in the planned December drive, this probably concerns you. Discussions that have been inactive for a couple weeks regarding the December drive have been reactivated, and we would like you to participate in these discussions, and also consider joining the December drive. We have taken upon ourselves a massive workload, encompassing a backlog reaching June 2008 and comprising 0 articles. Barnstars will be awarded to participating editors, and also, please invite your friends to join! Please do not reply to this message here. Either reply here, here or here.
Invitation to particpate in the December 2010 Wikification Drive
Hi there! I thought you might be interested in the December 2010 Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive. We're currently recruiting help to clear a massive backlog (22,000+ articles), and we need your help! Participants in the drive will receive barnstars for their contributions! If you have a spare moment, please join and wikify an article or tell your friends. Thanks!
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What?Wiki Loves Pride, a campaign to document and photograph LGBT culture and history, including pride events
How can you help?
1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
2.) Upload photographs or other media related to LGBT culture and history, including pride events, and add images to relevant Wikipedia articles; feel free to create a subpage with a gallery of your images (see examples from last year)
Or, view or update the current list of Tasks. This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. Visit the group'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!
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?
Create or improve LGBT-related Wikipedia pages and showcase the results of your work here
Document local LGBT culture and history by taking pictures at pride events and uploading your images to Wikimedia Commons
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.