User talk:Frankatca

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Thanks for uploading Image:WmGlasser.jpg. I notice the 'image' page specifies that the image is being used under fair use, but its use in Wikipedia articles fails our first fair use criterion in that it illustrates a subject for which a freely licensed image could reasonably be found or created. If you believe this image is not replaceable, please:

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glover dna sequening[edit]

can we trim this section back abit ? sounds awfuilly like advertising, considering there is no public info available; the patents have not even issued let alone been allowedCinnamon colbert 19:16, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Archon X Prize[edit]

You recently changed the entry from "no more than one error in every 10,000 bases sequenced" to "no more than one error in every 100,000 bases sequenced". This is debatable as the competition guidelines from the [official website] apparently differ from the PDF you reference. As the PDF is dated November 2006 and is a revision (version 2.0), we may assume it to be the intended value. Bottom line- I'm not changing your entry, but I will monitor this. Clerks 13:17, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Communicating with Wikipedians[edit]

Hi Frank, to send messages to other Wikipedians you simply add edits to their User\Talk pages. You shouldn't edit their actual user page. See Wikipedia:Talk page guidelines Clerks 16:06, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Deletion of Other Images[edit]

Got your message. I deleted this sub-section because it is not relevant to the subject. I could go to any page in Wikipedia and search its title on Google, reporting the number of results in the article, but this would be unreasonable. This article is about the subject in particular, not about the number of hits it may return on a search engine. Overall, I thought it was a piece of information that didn't make the article any more informative. Thomasmallen 20:52, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Image:DrWmGlasser.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

Dear uploader: The media file you uploaded as Image:DrWmGlasser.jpg has been listed for speedy deletion because you selected a copyright license type implying some type of restricted use, such as for non-commercial use only, or for educational use only or for use on Wikipedia by permission. While it might seem reasonable to assume that such files can be freely used on Wikipedia, a non-profit website, this is in fact not the case. Please do not upload any more files with these restrictions on them, because content on Wikipedia needs to be compatible with the GNU Free Documentation License, which allows anyone to use it for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial.

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If you have any questions please ask at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. Thank you. ˉˉanetode╦╩ 01:35, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

re: deletion of page/picture of glasser[edit]

i didnt delete anything and you all can go fuck yourselves, you think your better than me because you spend your life on wikipedia learning everything ever made, well your not, you need to go get a life, they dont cost much these days you know. In conclusion, i did not delete any image so know your facts first.

Re: Image:DrWmGlasser.jpg[edit]

When you uploaded this photograph, you tagged it with {{Permission from license selector}}. All images under this license are automatically tagged for deletion, since Wikipedia policy prohibits use of copyrighted imagery released under an exclusive permission to Wikipedia. The problem with such images is that the permission does not automatically extend to third parties, this is why all images must be released into the public domain, or under a free license (e.g. the GFDL, some Creative Commons licenses). If you have permission from the copyright owner to release this photograph under a valid free license, please forward it to Your request will be handled by the OTRS, and this image will be undeleted. Thanks, ˉˉanetode╦╩ 23:49, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

P.S. The relevant criterion was WP:CSD#I3, not I13. ˉˉanetode╦╩ 23:54, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Notability of Curriculum Associates[edit]

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Glover DNA sequencing[edit]

Could give me any journal publications and secondary sources that mention this "ZG Genetics" sequencing technique? I feel the section needs to limit itself to published and notable methods, and so I tried to use some sequencing review articles as a guide for notability. Madeleine 00:49, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Pez maya[edit]


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Curriculum Associates[edit]

  • Frankatca, you wrote:

"FYI. I have drafted a new article (Curriculum Associates) on my personal page: [frankatca] If you'd care to have a look at it and make suggestions to ready it for possible submission as a new article, I'd appreciate it. Thanks,"--Frank Ferguson Frankatca (talk) 16:58, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Frank, I do not know as if I would go so far as saying that the rough draft version of Curriculum Associates is advertising, though it offers little more than a "brochure perspective" of the school. On the whole, I believe that Curriculum Associates is noteworthy (and as such probably is entitled to a lesser degree of notability than most editors demand for articles) but I would like to see the article developed much more with things such as curriculum vitae for its various instructors, and analysis of the instuctional materials. From the viewpoint of copy-editing, I suggest that you take heed of the WP:MOS guidelines for everything, specially the handling of book titles, articles, and etcetera; and things like the use of capitalization. Anne Teedham (talk) 21:18, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Curriculum Associates[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Curriculum Associates, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article seems to be blatant advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become an encyclopedia article. Please read the guidelines on spam as well as Wikipedia:FAQ/Business for more information.

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In answer to your question, the topic fails WP:N (specifically Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies)) which is the guidelines on notability. In other words, the company is not significant enough in the world of companies to warrant coverage. Hopefully the notability page will contain the information you require. Regards, --SGGH speak! 20:55, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Proposed rename for List of American gentlemen's clubs[edit]

You've made some good contributions to the 4-year-old article List of American gentlemen's clubs, which is a great list article. Though nobody's ever objected before, some people now are trying to change its title to "List of North American private social clubs." There's an ongoing discussion on that article's talk page. I thought you might want to put in your two cents. Clubwiki (talk) 17:32, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

IMHO this page would be considerably improved by changing the name to International List of Social Clubs with a listing of several hundred such clubs, worldwide, most of which "reciprocate," opening their facilities to visitors from their accepted reciprocals. In addition to those in the USA and Canada, there are several hundred such clubs around the World, i.e. in the UK, Africa, Europe and the Far East, Australia, etc. See, for example, the list of International Clubs that reciprocate with Frankatca (talk) 22:45, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

You're invited! New England Wikimedia General Meeting[edit]

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New England Wikimedia General Meeting

The New England Wikimedia General Meeting will be a large-scale meetup of all Wikimedians (and friends) from the New England area in order to discuss regional coordination and possible formalization of our community (i.e., a chapter). Come hang out with other Wikimedians, learn more about ongoing activities, and help plan for the future!
Potential topics:
Sunday, April 22
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Boston Public Library—Central Library
700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116
Please sign up here: Wikipedia:Meetup/New England!

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Proposed deletion of Lorraine Ferguson[edit]

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You're invited: Ada Lovelace, STEM women edit-a-thon at Harvard[edit]

U.S. Ada Lovelace Day 2012 edit-a-thon, Harvard University - You are invited!
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Now in its fourth year, Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and related fields. Participants from around New England are invited to gather together at Harvard Law School to edit and create Wikipedia entries on women who have made significant contributions to the STEM fields.
Register to attend or sign up to participate remotely - visit this page to do either.
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2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting[edit]

You are invited to the 2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting, on 20 July 2013 in Boston! We will be talking about the future of the chapter, including GLAM, Wiki Loves Monuments, and where we want to take our chapter in the future! EdwardsBot (talk) 09:29, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Broadband expansion in Colombia[edit]

Information about the digital initiative in Colombia is important. The information should be summarized in the article about Colombia in a single sentence. but the best thing you can do is to create an article about this digital initiative in Colombia. --Theryx7 (talk) 22:14, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

New England Wikipedia Day @ MIT: Saturday Jan 18[edit]

NE Meetup #4: January 18 at MIT Building 5
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Dear Fellow Wikimedian,

You have been invited to the New England Wikimedians 2014 kick-off party and Wikipedia Day Celebration at Building Five on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus on Saturday, January 18th, from 3-5 PM. Afterwards, we will be holding an informal dinner at a local restaurant. If you are curious to join us, please do so, as we are always looking for people to come and give their opinion! Finally, be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there! Kevin Rutherford (talk)

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You're invited: Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March[edit]

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Questions? Contact Girona7 (talk)

You're invited![edit]

NE Meetup #5: April 19th at Clover Food Lab in Kendall Square
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Dear Fellow Wikimedian,

New England Wikimedians would like to invite you to the April 2014 meeting, which will be a small-scale meetup of all interested Wikimedians from the New England area. We will socialize, review regional events from the beginning of the year, look ahead to regional events of 2014, and discuss other things of interest to the group. Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

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Edit-a-thon invite[edit]

Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thons[edit]

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As you may have already heard, the Wikipedia community lost an invaluable member of the community last month. Adrianne Wadewitz was a feminist scholar of 18th-Century British literature, and a prolific editor of the site. As part of a worldwide series of tributes, New England Wikimedians, in conjunction with local institutions of higher learning, have created three edit-a-thons that will be occurring in May and June. The events are as follows:

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New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

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New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

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This Friday: Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ Cambridge, MA[edit]

You are invited to join the Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ Cambridge, MA on October 16! (drop-in any time, 6-9pm)--Pharos (talk) 18:28, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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) 12:56, 23 November 2015 (UTC)