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Proper Dash[edit]

David, I saw that you changed my little dashes to a "proper dash" that was longer. This may seem the dumbest question, but what keystroke are you using to get that longer dash? Also, one of your edits you referenced WP:FASH which is the fashion page and may have been a mistake. StarHOG (talk) 23:05, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q4 2014[edit]


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Question about GamerGate Arbcom[edit]

This case is long and complicated, and looking at all the statements and evidence posts this is an unenviable possition to be in. Which makes this question that much more awkward: Though the time to submit evidence has obviously already elapsed, could evidence that *couldn't possibly* have been submitted at the time because it was only known to be applicable after the fact?

My example would be the fact that it was only this week that the NorthBySouthBaranof admitted that he was the previous Wikipedia users FCYTravis and Polarscribe, and he was previously rebuked by admins on Wikipedia for edit warring, abuse of admin tools, article ownership, uncivil bahior, and sockpuppeting, and this could give important context to his actions in this case:'_noticeboard/Archive_25#Resysopping

I don't know who is available in what timeframe, so hopefully one of you guys is available to get back to me soon.

Thank you for your time. WhatOnEar (talk) 02:54, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Rajee Narinesingh[edit]

FYI... Your Prod was removed by "Rajee Narinesingh". Bgwhite (talk) 07:43, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

--L235 (talk) Ping when replying 23:04, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

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You are doing an amazing justice[edit]

Thank you from the bottom of everyone's hearts. This arbcom case is looking great and everyone is supporting it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:18, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Oh wait. Arbitrators with heavy personal bias (you know who) and banning people who point it out. Of course, I don't expect to be an exception to that. And no, all people with a shred of common sense think that Wikipedia is completely corrupt, so that's not everyone pro - unless you don't count people outside your little clique. -- (talk) 04:43, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

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Citizen Kane[edit]

Hi, you did a Peer Review of Citizen Kane in August 2013 and I was wondering if you'd be willing to take another look and do an unofficial follow-up on the page's talk page just to see, in your opinion, what still needs to be done?--Deoliveirafan (talk) 19:51, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

@Deoliveirafan:: I'd be happy to give it another look. I'm busy at the moment, so if I haven't come by in a few days, I've probably forgotten. Feel free to ping me again, I do best when someone keeps being a bee in the bonnet :) Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 22:46, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Ping @Deoliveirafan:

The Signpost: 28 January 2015[edit]

Museum hacks and museum edits[edit]

Hello there!

Upcoming events:

  • February 6–8: The third annual ArtBytes Hackathon at the Walters Art Museum! This year Wikimedia DC is partnering with the Walters for a hack-a-thon at the intersection of art and technology, and I would like to see Wikimedia well represented.
  • February 11: The monthly WikiSalon, same place as usual. RSVP on Meetup or just show up!
  • February 15: Wiki Loves Small Museums in Ocean City. Mary Mark Ockerbloom, with support from Wikimedia DC, will be leading a workshop at the Small Museum Association Conference on how they can contribute to Wikipedia. Tons of representatives from GLAM institutions will be present, and we are looking for volunteers. If you would like to help out, check out "Information for Volunteers".

I am also pleased to announce events for Wikimedia DC Black History Month with Howard University and NPR. Details on those events soon.

If you have any questions or have any requests, please email me at

See you there! – James Hare

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Star Trek and academia[edit]

Hi David. On the Star Trek matter, I left a note on the ANI thread. I'm just popping by here because I left several pings in that edit and I wasn't sure if all those I pinged got the pings. No worries if you did get it, but there are several pings I should follow up from a while ago that I got no answer to if there is some problem with pings. About Star Trek and academic papers and books, do they get used much in Wikipedia articles? I may start getting into that, but wanted to check before I went overboard on that... Carcharoth (talk) 23:08, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

@Carcharoth: No worries, I received the ping, I just forgot about it :) I've used some academic sources in Star Trek articles, mainly in terms of "themes" and critical analysis. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 01:26, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I seem to be having this conversation in two places... See what I said here. As I said there, maybe later. I have far less books on Star Trek than Tolkien, but some of those academic ones piqued my interest. Though quite how seriously the fans take the academic musings, I have no idea. I found the bit referring to a master–slave dialectic quite amusing. I somehow doubt the script-writer was thinking of that, though apparently the script-writer for "Who Mourns for Adonais?" was indeed drawing on a classical education. Carcharoth (talk) 22:12, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

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Wikimedia DC celebrates Black History Month, and more![edit]

Hello again!

Not even a week ago I sent out a message talking about upcoming events in DC. Guess what? There are more events coming up in February.

First, as a reminder, there is a WikiSalon on February 11 (RSVP here or just show up) and Wiki Loves Small Museums at the Small Museum Association Conference on February 15 (more information here).

Now, I am very pleased to announce:

There is going to be a lot going on, and I hope you can come to some of the events!

If you have any questions or need any special accommodations, please let me know.


James Hare

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Editing for Women's History in March[edit]


I am very excited to announce this month’s events, focused on Women’s History Month:

  • Sunday, March 8: Women in the Arts 2015 Edit-a-thon – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Women in the Arts and ArtAndFeminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Wednesday, March 11: March WikiSalon – 7 PM to 9 PM
    An evening gathering with free-flowing conversation and free pizza.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup (or just show up!)
  • Friday, March 13: NIH Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon – 9 AM to 4 PM
    In honor of Women’s History Month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is organizing and hosting an edit-a-thon to improve coverage of women in science in Wikipedia. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 21: Women in STEM Edit-a-Thon at DCPL – 12 PM
    Celebrate Women's History Month by building, editing, and expanding articles about women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields during DC Public Library's first full-day edit-a-thon.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Friday, March 27: She Blinded Me with Science, Part III – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Smithsonian Institution Archives Groundbreaking Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Free lunch courtesy of Wikimedia DC!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 28: March Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup

Hope you can make it to an event! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


James Hare

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Ping. – iridescent 17:39, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 March 2015[edit]

Nomination of BitGamer for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article BitGamer is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/BitGamer (2nd nomination) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article.

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Gene Roddenberry article[edit]

You might want to take a gander at the Gene Roddenberry article at some point. Because of those sources I found on OpenLibrary, I decided to start some expansion work on the article with the objective of taking it first through GA and then up to FA (it'll certainly be long enough). Over the last two days, I've already added 30k of information and haven't even started on his professional writing career yet. It's gonna end up being the same length as Abraham Lincoln I fear. I've got a bunch of sources to use, so I intend to work through them one at a time - so far I've been using the official biography, but OpenLibrary has an unofficial one as well which I'll get to.

I'll be bugging you in the future to proof read it before I take it to GA I'm sure, but that won't be for a couple of weeks at the current pace. It's certainly the longest Wiki article I've ever taken on, but it threw open some interesting bits about his life - like I never knew he survived three plane crashes while he was a pilot. Miyagawa (talk) 13:40, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2015[edit]


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What is next after "Space Seed"?[edit]

So it looks like "Space Seed" should pass the FA nomination shortly - it hasn't got anything outstanding to do, and now has four supports. So the question is, what should the next project be? I'd prefer to stick to the first season as I've got that copy of These Are The Voyages, but not the volumes for the second and third season. I was working on Gene Roddenberry but I've taken a break from that for the time being. Now while "Where No Man Has Gone Before" is in a bit of a sorry state, it at least is at GA because it met the standards back in 2007. It needs an overhaul though.

But I'm thinking either "Mudd's Women", "Balance of Terror", "The Squire of Gothos", "Arena" or "The Devil in the Dark". What do you think? Any preferences? Miyagawa (talk) 20:26, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

  • 👍 Like ↑ — Ched :  ?  21:48, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Well, I'd like to try and get back on the movie horse and work more on Star Trek Generations, since that's halfway to being a decent article and I've got a Highbeam account to dig up some old newspaper reception for it. I've also got some video game articles I want to spruce up. But if there's another solid first-season ep you want to work on I can try and offer some time. I'm not sure what's going to have anywhere as much info as "Space Seed"—probably the obvious target is "The City on the Edge of Forever". Spock—hoo, that'd be a beast of an article to try and take a stab at. So much stuff to cover... Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 17:24, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
Spock does sound like a tempting target! Certainly I found a fair bit of information in the Roddenberry biography about the issues that they had with Nimoy once it became clear that he was more popular. Heck, even at one point Roddenberry wrote to Isaac Asimov for advice about how to make Kirk as popular as Spock. I feel that we could take it to GA, but I wouldn't be confident about taking it to FA without access to Nimoy's two Spock related biographies. I'll take a look to see if I can help on the Generations front as well. Miyagawa (talk) 11:19, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
While trying to find a decent source for the Roddenberry/Nichols relationship discussed in her Beyond Uhura book, I came across this source for Generations: Miyagawa (talk) 21:32, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
If you get a minute, could you give Gene Roddenberry a read through and let me know if you think I've missed anything? I think it's complete now, although I haven't sorted out the lead yet. I'm going to leave it a few days, give it a copyedit and then submit it for GA. Miyagawa (talk) 21:23, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Upcoming attractions in DC[edit]


Here are some upcoming DC meetups in April and May:

  • Tuesday, April 14: National Archives Hackathon on Wikipedia Space with American University – 2:30-5pm
    See the latest work on the Wikipedia Space exhibit in the new NARA Innovation Hub and brainstorm on new ideas for a public exhibit about Wikipedia
  • Friday, April 17: Women in Tech Edit-a-thon with Tech LadyMafia – 5-9pm
    Team up with Tech LadyMafia to improve Wikipedia content on women in the history of technology.
  • Saturday, April 25: April Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
  • Friday, May 1: International Labour Day Edit-a-Thon – 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    An edit-a-thon at the University of Maryland

Hope to see you at these events! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


James Hare

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