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Hello, Digitaleffie, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Hi it's Alex,

Nice to see that you have an account, if you need anything contact me on my talk page. Also, the template I added above has some nice links if you are interested about learning some of the policies on Wikipedia. Sadads (talk) 14:22, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Hello also from me. I will be seeking volumes of information from you in the near future. Cheers! bd2412 T 23:33, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
Interesting show, eh? Hope you had fun! bd2412 T 22:15, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-Thon and Meetup![edit]

Who should come? You should. Really.
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She Blinded Me with Science: Smithsonian Women in Science Edit-a-Thon will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Smithsonian Archives in Washington, D.C. This edit-a-thon will focus on improving and writing Wikipedia content about women from the Smithsonian who contributed to the sciences. It will be followed by a happy hour meetup! We look forward to seeing you there!

...and if you do not live in the Washington, D.C. area, please forgive the intrusion and you can delete this invite! Sarah (talk) 04:33, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Clara H. Hasse[edit]

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Clara Hasse[edit]

Hi Effie! I stumbled across a source about Clara H. Hasse that also mentions that she worked on citrus canker. It's a brief mention, but, it's something. I found it via Jstor. I'm assuming you can access it at work, if not, I can send it your way via PDF or add the citation when you are ready. You can find it here. Sarah (talk) 02:24, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

I also assume the article you were talking about earlier today was one from the USDA? Looks promising! It looks like her article was cited in a lot of places, so, I think this surely helps to solidify her notability. You never know what you might find at the archives too. Yay! Sarah (talk) 02:28, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

A lot of action for one woman! You can see some discussion on my talk page here User_talk:SarahStierch#Hasse_page. Sarah (talk) 15:05, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Faye Tso images[edit]

hi, thanks for helping out at editathon, good writing, however these photos may still be under copyright. (see Wikipedia:FAQ/Copyright). i would recommend uploading these to english wikipedia with a fair use rationale. the artworks would require an article about each one to host the image. (see also Wikipedia:Non-free content). (talk) 14:00, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

A representative from the museum cleared the images with me during the edit-a-thon and told me the specific cc licenses to use, so I'm not sure where the issue is. --Digitaleffie (talk) 15:46, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you for participating in the Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon 2013[edit]

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Barnstar[edit]

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WikiProject: Women scientists[edit]

Hi. I saw on your userpage that you're interested in editing articles about Women in Science. Please consider joining the WP:WikiProject Women scientists. There's a lot of work to be done and I hope you will help. Take care, DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·cont) Join WER 20:08, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

You're invited: Art & Feminism Edit-a-thon[edit]

Art & Feminism Edit-a-Thon - In a city near you! - You are invited!
Hi Digitaleffie! The first ever Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 across the United States and Canada - including Washington, D.C.! Wikipedians of all experience levels are welcome to join!

Any editors interested in the intersection of feminism and art are welcome. Experienced editors will be on hand to help new editors.
Bring a friend and a laptop! Come one, come all! Learn more here!

SarahStierch (talk) 05:52, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC Annual Meeting and more![edit]

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Hello, fellow Wikipedian!

I am excited to announce the upcoming Wikimedia DC Annual Meeting at the National Archives! We'll have free lunch, an introduction by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, and a discussion featuring Ed Summers, the creator of CongressEdits. Join your fellow DC-area Wikipedians on Saturday, October 18 from 12 to 4:30 PM. RSVP today!

Also coming up we have the Human Origins edit-a-thon on October 17 and the WikiSalon on October 22. Hope to see you at our upcoming events!


James Hare

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End-of-the-year meetups[edit]


You're invited to the end-of-the-year meetup at Busboys and Poets on Sunday, December 14 at 6 PM. There is Wi-Fi, so bring your computer if you want!

You are also invited to our WikiSalon on Thursday, December 18 at 7 PM.

Hope to see you at our upcoming events!


James Hare

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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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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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Women in Science Edit-a-Thon, Part III[edit]

Hi, DigitalEffie. Thanks for organizing this edit-a-thon. I started a draft about Muriel E. Mussells Seyfert last March, one of the women in your to-do list. I'll likely work on her article or one about her sister Sylvia during your event.

When you publicize the event, I hope you'll emphasize that anyone can participate. It takes only minutes to become a Wikipedian and to contribute to the encyclopedia. If someone doesn't already have an account, they can create one at the event. If those signing up for new accounts exceed the IP limit (six per day), I can override that and override the antispoof for similar names (if the similar account is inactive). I'm a host at the Teahouse and I'm a Co-Op mentor. I enjoy helping a new editor through creating a first artiCle like here all the way through the WP:DYK. I prod newcomers to do most of the work, offering suggestions and doing bits of cleanup.

Writing Wikipedia articles about women scientists is a challenge. The Guardian article only tells part of the story. Do you know who discovered the first dwarf galaxy? The Wikipedia article credits Harlow Shapley, the man who published the data in a scholarly journal. Few know or care that the discovery was actually made by an assistant astronomer, Sylvia Mussells Lindsay (Murial's sister) as related here (in the 7th paragraph). Finding reliable sources that state that Shapley discovered the first dwarf galaxy is easy; there are hundreds of them. Documenting that a young female assistant did so is a lot harder but Shapley acknowledges Sylvia's accomplishment even if only in a footnote. The Mussells sisters made significant contributions to astronomy that aren't acknowledged in Wikipedia and are rarely and barely mentioned elsewhere.

From the late 19th century through the first three quarters of the 20th century, astronomy was definitely male-dominated. Telescopes have to remain exposed to the ambient air temperature to prevent thermal air currents from disturbing the images, both from distorting the shape of lenses and mirrors and the air movement itself. Male astronomers considered women too fragile to work in the cold conditions on mountain tops where telescopes were placed. Although completed in the 1940s, the first legal use of the 200" Hale telescope on the Palomar Observatory by a woman didn't occur until the 1960's. Even then, men resided in relative luxury while women resided in a separate unheated cottage. Although well documented, that type of information doesn't generally appear in Wikipedia articles because it's not specifically stated in reliable sources and original research and synthesis are prohibited.

There's a great masters or doctoral thesis awaiting a women's studies student interested in such things. I'll gladly use it as a reference if it's openly published. Doctoral work is often a fantastic reliable source. Check out my draft about Cordelia Stanwood, an ornithologist lacking a Wikipedia article.

Enough of my comments and opinions. I'll see you at the edit-a-thon. Thanks again for all your work organizing it and please do emphasize that even a beginner can contribute to our encyclopedia. DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) WER 12:07, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi DocTree! I am thrilled you are going to join us and that you have already been working on Seyfert. We will for sure emphasize that new editors are welcome, and will have training. And I appreciate the extra hands you will offer! I had heard of the compute-her story and will dig more into what you wrote. I think you will enjoy the talk from Marcel LaFollette during the edit-a-thon. Also related to what you said above, we have some of the DASCH logbooks recorded by human computers from the Harvard College Observatory up for transcription in the Smithsonian Transcription Center. --Digitaleffie (talk) 22:11, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Signed up and doing log transcription for months. When I looked for info about it, I found none so I wrote Digital Access to a Sky Century @ Harvard (DASCH). Its WP:DYK was on 11 Dec 2014, garnering a couple thousand views while on the main page. Perhaps a couple of folks found the SI transcription center via the external links. Take care and I'll see you soon, DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) WER 14:50, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Fantastic! I'll let Transcription Coordinator know. Looking forward to seeing you next week! --Digitaleffie (talk) 13:26, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
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Giving thanks and wikilove[edit]

Hi, Effie. If you'd like, paste {{subst:User:Doctree/sandbox/playground}} into the bottom of the talk page of those who participated in the 2015 Smithsonian Institution Archives Women in Science Edit-a-thon. It'll make a thank you. To see what it looks like, paste it anywhere you're in Edit mode and click Preview (but don't save it unless you want it there). Just a bit of wikilove if you're interested. Take care, DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) WER 19:23, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Doctree! I was planning on spreading the Wikilove today. It was a fun day and I appreciate you coming!

A Barnstar for YOU[edit]

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For all your work organizing and conducting the third annual She Blinded Me with Science: Smithsonian Women in Science Edit-a-Thon, we thank you. All who participated appreciate your time and effort to make the event a success... and the results endure as participants and other editors continue to improve the size and quality of the articles created or edited during the event. DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) WER 19:41, 29 March 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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Re: DC Cowboys[edit]

Thank you for creating this article. I added it to Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Pride 2015/Results, which records LGBT-related articles created during the month of June as part of the annual Wiki Loves Pride campaign. If you happen to create other LGBT-related articles this month, feel free to add them to this Results page. Thanks again! ---Another Believer (Talk) 16:37, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

You're invited! Women in Red World Virtual Edit-a-thon on Women in Science[edit]

You are invited! Join us remotely!

World Virtual Edit-a-thon on Women in Science

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  • Dates: 8 to 29 November 2015
  • Location: Worldwide/virtual/online event
  • Host/Facilitator: Women in Red (WiR) in collaboration with Women scientists: Did you know that only 15% of the biographies on Wikipedia are about women? WiR focuses on "content gender gap". If you'd like to help contribute articles on women and women's works, we warmly welcome you!
  • Sponsor: New York Academy of Sciences
  • Event details: This is a virtual edit-a-thon hosted by WiR in parallel with a "physical" event during the afternoon of Sunday, November 22 in New York City. It will allow all those keen to improve Wikipedia's coverage of women in science to participate. As the virtual edit-a-thon stretches over three weeks, new participants will be able to draw on the assistance of more experienced editors while creating, translating or improving articles on women who are (or have been) prominent in the field. All levels of Wikipedia editing experience are welcome.
  • RSVP and learn more: →here←

--Rosiestep (talk) 02:57, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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February events and meetups in DC[edit]

Greetings from Wikimedia DC!

February is shaping up to be a record-breaking month for us, with nine scheduled edit-a-thons and several other events:

We hope to see you at one—or all—of these events!

Do you have an idea for a future event? Please write to us at!

Kirill Lokshin (talk) 16:41, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

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March events and meetups in DC[edit]

Greetings from Wikimedia DC!

Looking for something to do in DC in March? We have a series of great events planned for the month:

Can't make it to an event? Most of our edit-a-thons allow virtual participation; see the guide for more details.

Do you have an idea for a future event? Please write to us at!

Kirill Lokshin (talk) 16:30, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

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April Fools? Nope! Welcome to the Women Scientists worldwide online edit-a-thon during Year of Science[edit]

Join us!

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a Year of Science initiative

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