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Current mac project collaboration[edit]

The current WP:MAC collaboration is Apple II family. Please devote some time to improve this article to featured status. — Wackymacs 13:58, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

August Esperanza Newsletter[edit]

Program Feature: To-Do List
The Esperanza To-Do List is a place where you may list any request, big or small, for assistance. If you need help with archiving your usertalk, for example, all you need to do is list it here and somebody will help you out. Likewise, if you need help with some area of editing on Wikipedia, list it here! Again, any matter, trivial or not, can be placed on this page. However, all matters listed on this page must not be of an argumentative nature. You do not need to be a member of Esperanza (or this program) to place or fulfill requests on this page. If you don't have any requests, consider coming by and fulfilling a few! This program has not been very active, but has lots of potential!
What's New?
In order to help proposed programs become specific enough to make into full-fledged programs, the In development section of the proposals page has been created. Proposals that are promising, but need to be organized in more detail are listed here. Please take a look at what is there, and help the proposals turn into programs.
To improve both the layout and text of the front page, in an attempt to clarify the image of Esperanza, the front page is going to have some redesigning take place. Please take your creative minds to Wikipedia:Esperanza/Front page redesign to brainstorm good ideas.
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  1. In order to make sure all users who join Esperanza are welcomed, a list of volunteers who are willing to welcome new Esperanzians is at Wikipedia:Esperanza/Members#Esperanza_welcomers. Please add yourself if you are interested; we want to make sure all new Esperanza members are welcomed!
  2. The In development section of the proposals page has been created.
  3. Proposals page: Some proposals have been moved to the aforementioned "In development" section, some have been left as a proposal, and others have been archived. For those proposals that were a good idea but didn't necessarily constitute a program, General Esperanzial Actions has been created.
  4. Two small pieces of charter reform will be decided on in a straw poll at Wikipedia talk:Esperanza/Governance. One involves filling the position of any councillors who may leave, the other involves reforming the charter.
  5. Until cooperation with the Kindness Campaign is better defined, it remains as a proposed program.
  6. There is a page for discussing the front page redesign.
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Concerning your stress[edit]

Hi Cov'. Well, you can take the lack of talkpage messages as a good or a bad thing. On one hand, it can make it seem like you are being ignored, on the other hand, it means you haven't done anything wrong or controversial :-) Anyway, I've seen you around, and I can tell you that you are known around here, so if I were you I wouldn't worry about it. Cheers, The ikiroid (talk·desk·Advise me) 02:12, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

welcome back[edit]

Hi there, welcome back to Wikipedia, hope you're feeling better. --Tachikoma 02:15, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

Yeah! Glad for the good news! Have fun typing away! -- Natalya 15:13, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
To see the (^'-')^ again... Welcome back! RyanGerbil10(Kick 'em in the dishpan!) 00:17, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Asian American Culture and History[edit]

If the goal of WikiProject Asian American Culture and History is to expand and improve all articles related to Asian Amercans, wouldn't the title WikiProject Asian Americans or something similar to that be better?--TBCTaLk?!? 22:20, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

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September Esperanza Newsletter[edit]

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Appreciation Week, a program currently in development, now has its own subpage! Share your good ideas on how to make it awesome there!
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  1. The proposals page has been updated, with some proposals being archived.
  2. Since the program in development Appretiaion week is getting lots of good ideas, it now has its own subpage.
  3. The September 2006 Council elections will open for nominations on 18 September 2006. The voting will run from 25 September 2006 until 30 September 2006. If you wish to be a candidate or a member of the elections staff, please list yourself!
  4. The new Esperanza front page design has but put up - many thanks to all who worked on it!
  5. TangoTango has written a script for a bot that will list new members of Esperanza, which will help those who welcome new Esperanzains greatly!
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Total re-write of the main Physics page is in progess[edit]

You might like to join us at Physics/wip where a total re-write of the main Physics page is in progess. At present we're discussing the lead paragraphs for the new version, and how Physics should be defined. I've posted here because you are on the Physics Project participant list. --MichaelMaggs 08:04, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

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barnstar[edit]

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Program Feature: Admin Coaching (needs coaches!)
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Admin Coaching, now being coordinated by HighwayCello, is a program for people who want help learning some of the more subtle aspects of Wikipedia policy and culture. People are matched with experienced users who are willing to offer coaching. The program is designed for people who have figured out the basics of editing articles; they're not newcomers any more, but they might want some help in learning new roles. In this way, Esperanza would help keep hope alive for Wikipedia because we would always be grooming the next generation of admins.

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  • Shreshth91 informed everyone that he will be leaving the Esperanza council as life is rather busy; his spot will be filled by the runner up from the last election, HighwayCello.
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Wikipedia:WikiProject Asian Americans[edit]

Hello. I noticed that the project page of the above project had a section for assessments. I created the assessment page, and found that now the whole bloody page is included on the project page. Regretably, I have no clue how to fix that. Also, the project now has a banner and a userbox is upcoming. I apologize if the images of the individuals used are in any way stereotypical, but please feel free to replace them if you wish. I will also be listing the project on the new projects section of the community portal. Best of luck with the project, and feel free to contact me if you feel that the project doesn't have any assessors. If you do, I will get to it as circumstances permit. Badbilltucker 15:40, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

yes?[edit]

I would like to join WP:WPAA. Oh, and I created the redirect for the shortcut, for your information...~user:orngjce223how am I typing? 17:18, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Concordia[edit]

You are officially still a councilor. I am considering boosting the organization back up again, so could you please let me know if you would be active and prepared to assume this role. Thanks! Ian¹³/t 22:05, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

I am just looking to re-promote civility. I would send out a newsletter to all of our members inviting them to help out. We could promote the civility cup token and barnstar to make us known more widely, and try and get an effective noticeboard for where help may be needed in maintaining civility (this could be small, and people make sugestions on the notice board and admins post). Ian¹³/t 09:45, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

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Concordia Newsletter[edit]

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Your monobook is in Category:Wikipedia tools[edit]

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Proposing to merge List of basic classics topics to Classics[edit]

Seeking concensus on proposed merger at Talk:Classics. Cheers! Wassupwestcoast 01:08, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

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WikiProject Macintosh Role Call[edit]

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Hello, Covington! You've listed yourself as an active member of WikiProject Macintosh, which is currently being revived. Your help would be appreciated! To see who is active and who is not, we will be listing all active members under "status pending" in the project's participant list. Please move your name to either the "former members" section or "active" section. The role call will end May 31; please move your name now if you are still interested. For more information on how to help the project, visit the How to help section at our project page! &middot MonoBot04:16, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

Hi878 (talk) 04:43, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Quixotic plea[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Wikipediholism test. Thanks. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 04:44, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability 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, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:33, 23 November 2015 (UTC)