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March 2018 NRHP noms from Long Island[edit]

The SHPB is meeting again today, and it is considering four nominations out on the Island that you might be able to photograph before they get listed if you are so inclined, two each in Nassau and Suffolk.

  • Wading River Radio Station, 408 North Side Road, (wait for it!) Wading River. On the campus of Camp DeWolfe; I don't know whether that would pose any access issues (probably not at this time of year, but do check first). Interesting story with this one ... it's not some sort of blocky concrete station important in the development of radio, as I had first thought, but rather an architecturally unexceptional red wood-frame house that ... was used by the FBI during the war for double agents to send disinformation to German intelligence! Wow! Daniel Case (talk) 18:52, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Hmm, looks like we already have an article on this one. But, picturesque as the image is, we could probably do with one in warmer weather. Daniel Case (talk) 19:00, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
I agree about the need for a non-winter picture, but this looks nice for the time being. The Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse (Brentwood, New York) (a.k.a. St. Joseph's Academy and Convent (Brentwood, New York)) is a site I've seen on Hagstrom's road atlases as well as other maps, but never considered visiting until some of my more recent trips back to Long Island. I certainly regret not dropping by there on my November 2017 trip, and I wasn't entirely sure it was still around. Good to know anyhow. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 19:57, 16 March 2018 (UTC)


June 2018 nominations[edit]

Three this time:

I took five images of Wardenclyffe Labs in 2015. User:Americasroof had a pic of the Coast Guard station in Amagansett. The Pine Hollow Cemetery will require adding a trip along New York State Route 106 to my agenda. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 17:53, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

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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I expanded an article you tagged as needing expansion from its French counterpart[edit]

DanTD, in July of 2015, you marked the article on the 47th Station on the Chicago "L"'s Green Line as needing expansion with text translated from its corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. Well, late last Tuesday, I took the liberty of expanding the English version of the article using the text translated from its French counterpart. I have to admit, though, the French version of the "47th station (CTA Green Line)" article looks like it was expanded using text translated from an English-language Wikipedia article, but that's not the case. Jim856796 (talk) 04:10, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Face-wink.svg Thanks. I never understood why the French versions had more detail than the English versions, though. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 15:55, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

USSTATION[edit]

I highly advise you cease your nonsensical rants about WP:USSTATION. It has been policy since 2014; attempting to undermine it just because you don't like it is disruptive and in bad faith. You know very well that the matter is settled, and that you're not going to convince anyone. (Hell, part of the reason I stopped complaining about it was because I didn't wish to be associated with your childish reactions, and as soon as I actually gave it a chance I rather liked it.) I'm not sure what you're trying to do with edits like this, but they waste editors' time and don't contribute to the project. If I see one more disruptive complaint from you - edit summary, talk page rant, whatever - then I will go to AN/I to seek a topic ban (you being banned from complaining about the policy) so that the rest of us can have useful discussions about station naming without you interfering. Understand? Pi.1415926535 (talk) 19:01, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Oh my God! I can not believe you're claiming my complaints about the WP:USSTATION policies are "nonsensical!" So you basically go along with their foolish policies because you don't like my tone! "Useful discussions?" I wish there were useful discussions, instead of simply towing the line. If anything, the only thing making the old system "depreciated" is that the people who want to get rid of it are the ones that don't like it. -------User:DanTD (talk) 05:35, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
This isn't about whether the policy is right or wrong. That's what you don't get. This is about your disruptive behavior. You derail every single discussion about station naming to argue a point that you and only you believe. That is contrary to any sort of collaboration. Do you wish to strike your latest comment from TWP, or do you wish me to click "submit" on the AN/I report I have written out? The choice is yours. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 06:32, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
No, this is about whether the policy is right or wrong. And there was nothing wrong with my previous statement so if you're going to raise a stink over that, I'm going to challenge you on your accusations. Evidently the problem isn't that I'm disruptive, but that you don't seem to like the fact that I object to any of this. And if the administrators feel it's okay that you want to submit an AN/I report over this, it only proves my previous edit summary was right. Do you want to prove me wrong? Then just let me finish whatever sandboxes I've been working on (or at least find someone to take them over), let me delete any of the ones I haven't started, and I'll leave the project voluntarily. Any other project that crossover with TWP, I'll just continue to work on. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 06:50, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
Give the melodrama a break. Your behavior is problematic in a way completely independent from any technical righteousness about the policy. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 07:43, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
"Melodrama?!" I'm trying to make a deal here. I'm beginning to think you're trying to pick a fight, and I really hope I'm wrong. If not, all bets are off, and I won't stand for such accusations. If you decide to post the AN/I report, I'm going to tell them the truth. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 13:00, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
@Pi.1415926535: USSTATION is a guideline, not policy. DanTD is entitled to oppose it. That said, in the diff you provided, DanTD does have a point that a legitimate complaint that there can be phonetic confusion.
@DanTD: I understand and sympathize that this isn't the best solution, especially since so many steps get dropped along the way (e.g. creating appropriate redirects to the new pages). In the case of NYC transportation, this is especially complicated. However, calling discussions "bogus" isn't the right way to go about it. Although your comment itself isn't disruptive, it is on the borderline, so I suggest you tone down your comments a bit. epicgenius (talk) 17:03, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

A place to photograph[edit]

I have a place to add to your Long Island/NRHP photo get list. Fort Massapeag Archeological Site was (a) address restricted in the NRHP list for Oyster Bay, and (b) incorrectly geolocated in the article and the NHL list for New York. I have corrected the geolocation -- the site is in Sunset Park, Massapequa, and there is (or was, it's still visible in Google Street View here) a sign. Magic♪piano 22:09, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Looks like it has some very easy access from Merrick Road too. I'll see if I can grab it this summer. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 22:36, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

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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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Your contributions at NYPT are always appreciated. Without your edits, a lot of the LIRR station articles would not exist. Your images of the subway and LIRR are also very helpful for readers who want to understand the article. Please don't let a couple of acrimonious move requests bring you down. There are still plenty of people on this WikiProject who are grateful for what you do. epicgenius (talk) 20:06, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
@DanTD: Please don't scale back your work on the project because of the page naming changes. Your work is necessary for the project to succeed. I beg you to reconsider your decision.--Kew Gardens 613 (talk) 09:49, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

East Yaphank (LIRR station)[edit]

I have created a short article on a planned station in East Yaphank, which will replace the Yaphank station. I just wanted to let you know, and I would appreciate help on the articles. Perhaps you know how long the town has wanted the station moved. Thanks, and stay well.--Kew Gardens 613 (talk) 22:28, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Food[edit]

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Merger discussion for List of Masonic buildings in the United States [edit]

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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) 03:12, 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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Editing List of county roads in Lafayette County, Florida[edit]

DanTD:

I was thinking about editing the article List of county roads in Lafayette County, Florida to match the structure of List of county roads in Lee County, Florida. Is that allowed, or should it be kept in its original format? I was just going to use Template:Infobox road small with very, very brief descriptions and junction lists. Thanks!

God bless, Matthewshill (talk) 23:59, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Both seem to be acceptable. The version from the Lee County list has more details, and if the knowledge is available, adding those details should be encouraged. I've seen some expanded lists that were unjustly eliminated recently. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 00:59, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

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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Speedy deletion nomination of County Road 334A (Gilchrist County, Florida)[edit]

A tag has been placed on County Road 334A (Gilchrist County, Florida) requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

The Florida Department of Transportation county map lists this as "344A".

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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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