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This is my talk page. You can leave me messages here if you have them, and feel free to say what you think is necessary. Thank you! —GeorgeBarnick - Talk/Contribs 23:19, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Before you delete comments, why don't you look into what the comments say? i.e. that someone creates a page of personal promotion and with unsubstantiated and irrelevant 'facts'? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ellobo123 (talkcontribs)

Hi, if you have an issue with a page's content and you think it should be deleted, go to Wikipedia:Requests for deletion and put in a request. Thanks, George BarnickTalk/Contribs 19:07, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Will do. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ellobo123 (talkcontribs) 19:08, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Update: The hyperlink you provided is not active and does not provide guidance on this situation. Instead it details the internal debate about the policy and its name. As the top of the page reads: "This page is currently inactive and is retained for historical reference. Either the page is no longer relevant or consensus on its purpose has become unclear. To revive discussion, seek broader input via a forum such as the village pump." Please advise accordingly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ellobo123 (talkcontribs) 19:11, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, my bad. Wikipedia:Proposed deletion is what you want, I believe. --George BarnickTalk/Contribs 19:14, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Fareham revert[edit]

Yep, we are vandals then, call us that if you want but you should know we are just a bunch of ordinary people, not computer experts or anything, just people like you in our case trying to stop Fareham Council building 6000 houses on 1000 (!) acres of green fields to the north of the town. The council have used all sorts of sharp-practice to get their way, late night sittings, dodgy consultations, bent surveys, and its hardly a fair fight, they have tons of resources at their disposal, oh and a guy from the council controls the Fareham wikipedia page - that's fair... uses it as a mouthpiece of the council. So anyway, I just hope the bulldozers don't turn up one day where you live, so carry on reverting the text from "vandals" like us. Take care.

Recent contributions - Economy of Niue[edit]

Hi there,

This is being left in respect to the message I received in relation to the changes done to 'Economy of Niue'. The IP address you have pointed to is not the same as the one I have been using, and I believe you have sent the message to the wrong person.

Cheers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:40, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Free Lance -- Star[edit]

   Hi, George. By coincidence, my WP nickname is Jerzy, which you'll see is another version of your own name. (I'm not Polish tho.)
   I noticed your user page because one of the tool-server utilities gave me info that makes me think of you as the de-facto curator of the article on The Free Lance–Star. I may start a WP article on a matter that has been covered in the pages of that paper, and it occurred to me that since you were enuf interested in the paper to contribute about it, you might be helpful in evaluating and interpreting sources for the article i have in mind.
   My biggest concern about that idea is that my own parents, when i was in my early teens, would probably have considered the topic in question too lurid for my inexperience and young intellect; while many parents of today (decades later) would consider them overly protective, that's a judgement for each family to make, so i'd be making sheer guesses about things that are none of my business.
   So, if you are still interested in WP, and think working with another WP editor might be an entertaining or valuable experience, i suggest that you start a discussion of whatever sort your family and guardians consider appropriate, with those who see to your best interests. If they think it is worthwhile, i'd be glad to provide them with more specifics to guide them if they do not immediately have a yes, or a no, answer about the possibility of us working together.
   I don't see that anyone left an invocation of {{Welcome}} on this talk page, so this link to WP:Welcome may serve to welcome you properly, even if some of the content it provides is overdue or even too late to be useful. I'll be watching this talk page for a month or so for any response you make here -- IMO it helps to keep both ends of a dialogue in one place -- but if i fail to respond (and especially if you haven't responded quickly), please put something on my talk page to draw my attention back to here. Thanks, and happy editing.
--Jerzyt 05:19, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi. I could possibly help out. I haven't done much with Wikipedia in a while, but since you asked, I'd be willing to help. --GeorgeBarnick - Talk/Contribs 15:10, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png Hello! Ajraddatz (Talk) 04:46, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Ajr! :D --GeorgeBarnick - Talk/Contribs 04:47, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Your request for rollback[edit]

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Hi GeorgeBarnick. After reviewing your request for rollback, I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback should be used to revert clear cases of vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
  • Rollback should never be used to edit war.
  • If abused, rollback rights can be revoked.
  • Use common sense.

If you no longer want rollback, contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some more information on how to use rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback (even though you're not an admin). I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, but feel free to leave me a message on my talk page if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Thank you for helping to reduce vandalism. Happy editing! Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 02:48, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Also Twinkle is useful for warning users because it has a list of example warnings and an brief explanation of what and when the warning can be used. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 02:48, 12 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the info about the templates, and for assigning the rights. :) --George BarnickTalk/Contribs 02:51, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

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Yes, I know it's not an acronym, that's why I said "It's not an acronym." If I thought it was, probably I'd have said "It's an acronym." I'm not sure why you think that video by Lego is proof of anything - "It was derived from these words because we said so." That video has other lies in it - they say nothing about how they stole the idea of Lego from another company (Kiddicraft) which invented something identical to Lego (though apparently not as well made) ten years earlier. You need to work on your reading skills - does your mind wander a lot? Maybe the internet itself is to blame. Consider taking a break. (talk) 22:35, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Seeing as it's a first-hand source, and you haven't supplied any source that says "Leg godt" isn't the derivative of the word, then it is assumed that those two words are the source of the company's name. There's a reason that people cite their sources-- I really don't care if it's right or not, but since the only sources that can be found say that "Leg godt" is the origin of the LEGO company's name, that's what's stated on the article. Bring it up on the article's talk page if you can find a reliable source that says that "Leg godt" is not the origin of the company's name. Additionally, there's no excuse for you to personal attack me because of a talk page thread where you have a slightly different viewpoint than I. Please read Wikipedia's policies, especially WP:PERSONAL. Thanks, George BarnickTalk/Contribs 22:49, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
I did, actually. It's the Latin language. Given the meaning of the word "lego" it seems more likely to be the source. Given that they lied about inventing the plastic bricks in the first place, we're to trust them on where the name came from? Your willingness to believe without evidence, this is part of why Wikipedia will always be a joke. Oh, and by the way, since it's not possible to copyright a common word (even one from a dead language) they needed to pretend that it was a new word made from two common Danish words. That's not proof, but it's reasonable doubt. The Latin connection should at least be mentioned, but I did add it in some clown (like you) would revert it. As for the personal attack - my comment on your poor reading was based on your actual poor reading. (talk) 23:27, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
1) Things can have multiple derivatives.
2) They didn't lie? LEGO invented and patented the interlocking stud in tube method of plastic bricks. If you look at Kiddicraft, it doesn't have tubes in the bottom. That's what LEGO created and patented.
3) They never even tried to copyright the name. They can't just copyright a word. You should look up copyright law, and you'd realise that the LEGO brand name is a registered trademark-- not a copyright.
4) Once again, watch the personal attacks.
5) If you can cite a reliable source about the Latin derivative, it won't be removed. I'm not denying that derivative. I've known myself what the word "Lego" means in Latin for years.
6) If Wikipedia is a "joke", why are you here?
You really need to take a chill pill. Nobody is opposed to you right now, if you'd just be civil about this. Thanks, George BarnickTalk/Contribs 02:56, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Conversation of me Writing Inappropriate Edits on the Wikipedia[edit]

Hello George Barnick, and welcome to the Wikipedia. You regarded that I wrote abusive edits on the Wikipedia, but surely I didn't. My friends hacked earlier at 9:19 P.M., writing bad edits on the article, Guillermo del Toro. I love his films, but my friends really hate him. I know this because I was going to get food because I did not have any food at my apartment and I saw your message and thought that they edited it because they were at my apartment. So please don't vanish me from writing edits on the Wikipedia. Calcium Cookie (talk) 06:34 10, January 2014 (UTC)

February 2014[edit]

Hello, I'm AKramm. Thank you for your message. I don't realy understand. Could you explain, please, what it means? Akramm1 (talk) 22:14, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

It was a mistake on my part; you did nothing wrong. I'm using Huggle for the first time today, so I accidentally pressed the wrong button on one of your revisions. Sorry for the inconvenience! --George BarnickTalk/Contribs 22:16, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Reverted my edit within 10 seconds[edit]

You're a bot, aren't you? (talk) 00:08, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

No, he's using a program called Huggle that allows human editors to revert edits within seconds of them being made. I use it myself. ClueBot NG is a bot that reverts vandalism, and it often does the job faster than humans can do. K6ka (talk | contribs) 00:09, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
^What he said. :P --George BarnickTalk/Contribs 00:10, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
But how can you even see them? You mean with this Huggle thing you just sit on your PC and all the edits pop up? How many edits people make within 1 second? If this is so then someone should get paid for doing just this. (talk) 08:55, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Generally I can get an edit every few seconds. The interface displays basically every edit and I can just hit the space bar to quickly go through them until I see one that is or appears to be vandalism. --George BarnickTalk/Contribs 11:59, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Basically, Huggle monitors an IRC channel, known as the "IRC recent changes feed", which displays edits almost as soon as they are made, unlike the old fashioned Special:RecentChanges which usually displays an edit several seconds after it was submitted (as popups indicates). Huggle listens to this feed and populated a queue at the left of the screen with some basic information about the edit, such as whether it was done by an unregistered user, a user that is not autoconfirmed, and whether the user has received warnings/has been reported/has been blocked. You can either click on that and Huggle will load the edit, or you can hit Spacebar to jump to the next edit. If an edit is identified as vandalism, you can either click on the red button with a caution sign on it (which reverts the edit(s) and issues a user warning) or press Q.
A few links for comfortable perusing, perhaps? WP:HG, WP:HG/NYCHIR, K6ka (talk | contribs) 12:42, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! (talk) 08:51, 21 February 2014 (UTC)


You going to prove to me that Cape is used all around the world?

The urge to put names to things where they are not appropriate and universal is ruining the whole rail transport part of wikipedia in that it is like one size fits all, rather than understanding a lot of issues are not consistent in all countries satusuro 00:17, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi, if my reverting of your edit was a mistake, feel free to undo it. From where I looked at it, it didn't look like it was MOS-compliant. I may have made a mistake, my apologies. --George BarnickTalk/Contribs 00:20, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Also I have reverted - unless you can prove to me that the term is used in countries other than South Africa. It might be, but there are thousands of kms of 3'6 railways in the world that have never had their gauge ever described as such. satusuro 00:25, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Well, seeing that today's your first day using Huggle, I see that you've done a much better job of mastering it, compared to MY first day with Huggle (I remember being so confused by the controls that I reverted only one edit... but now I use that program like a pro!). Since I ran into you a couple of times, and seeing that you don't appear to have a barnstar yet (have you archived your talk page?), I think I'll give you a barnstar! Twinkle, STiki, and popups can also assist in anti-vandalism efforts, but I guess I shouldn't overwhelm you with suggestions. Oops. K6ka (talk | contribs) 02:03, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! My first few edits with Huggle I messed up on but I think I got the hang of it now. I haven't archived my talk page yet; I probably should at some point, but on most wikis I end up letting it get unbearably long before I archive it. :P After I get one or two more messages here, I'll probably archive it. I've been using Twinkle a lot up until I managed to get Huggle working (the reason it took so long for me to get Huggle is because I use Linux instead of Windows, and I missed the instructions for installing it on Ubuntu the past times I've looked). I'll look into STiki and popups; thanks for the suggestions. And thanks again for the barnstar! :D --George BarnickTalk/Contribs 02:15, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

I wonder if you'd mind to give me a call[edit]


Hi GeorgeBarnick! Mind to please give me a call? I've just emailed you my phone number.

Cheers! —Unforgettableid (talk) 02:59, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I can't really do a call right now at this hour. I've gone ahead and looked over that revision again; my apologies for the revert. When I was looking at it in Huggle, I didn't realise it was in a delete template (looked more like personal opinions being put into a mainspace article, which is common for vandalism; I'm sure you'd understand). I hope this addresses the issue for you; if you have any further concern, we can talk here or in email, but I can't do a call today. Sorry! --George BarnickTalk/Contribs 03:06, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
No matter. Indeed this addresses the issue. Thank you. Have a good night! —Unforgettableid (talk) 03:13, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

The Shapies[edit]

Thank you for the input, but I will make it more constructive. Please leave me a message — Preceding unsigned comment added by ArthurRead1234 (talkcontribs) 03:26, 20 February 2014 (UTC)


you think that a de facto admission of guilt of sexual misconduct by a gubernatorial candidate is not a productive thing to have on his wikipedia page? a quick google search will bring dozens of stories about the subject, but nothing on his page here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:48, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

It was a mistake on my part; I've already restored the content. When I was looking at revisions in Huggle, I only saw the add the addition of the words "sexual misconduct", which I interpreted as vandalism without reading the entire paragraph and your previous revision. Apologies on my part. --George BarnickTalk/Contribs 04:51, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:53, 20 February 2014 (UTC)


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hello george, no idea how this works but tried to edit the Barbuda entry to include the website on the listing as this is the only website actually written out of Barbuda (I write it and have lived here 25 years)and although you include it i think it could be also listed helpfully under tourism as it is much more informative than the official site which has no links to local businesses or people. What do you think? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:57, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Hi, my suggestion to you would be to put it at the end of the article in the "External links" section. From what I was seeing it looked like you were just adding the link as spam, but if that's not the case, I won't revert it. Thanks for letting me know, George BarnickTalk/Contribs 15:00, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Mr Blobby move[edit]

Hello George. If you check the article's sources they never write the 'Mr' with a period. If you still think the move should be performed you can consider a WP:RM. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 03:15, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

  • It's possible this is a British versus American thing. One of The Simpsons characters is named Mr. Burns and he always has a period. EdJohnston (talk) 03:30, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
  • It possibly is. It doesn't make too much of a difference, and as long as there is a redirect it should all be good. :) --George BarnickTalk/Contribs 03:35, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

our discussion on IRC[edit]

Hi again. Thanks for talking to me on IRC, and taking your time to review this stuff.

On the page Banc De Binary, there are many statements which have been made which are not factual and make the article look rather non-neutral as a whole.

The following is the list of items which I could find

Paragraph 1[edit]

Banc De Binary, formerly known as BO Systems Limited and also known as BDB Services Limited and ET Binary Options Ltd., is an Israeli-Cypriot based enterprise specializing in binary options (also known as fixed return options) on assets including commodities, stocks, indices, and foreign exchange.

Banc De Binary has never operated under any other name, mostly because like other financial institutions which operate in various territories and under various forms of regulation, the "corporate" entities all have different registrant names, while all of them operate under the "operating" name

Banc de Binary customers do not execute their trades via a regulated exchange, but are 'betting' against the firm itself, and the firm only profits if the client loses.

This statement is not true, as Banc De Binary's trades are executed by the SpotOption exchange, which is regulated by CySEC. Banc De Binary's profit comes from the difference between the return ( 100% ) and the payout ( between 75% - 90% ).

Charges filed on 7 August in the US stated that Banc de Binary and Oren Shabat Cohen "may be criminally liable under the federal RICO statute". Oren Shabat Cohen and Banc de Binary have refused to appear in court in the US for depositions.

This statement should be put under legal / regulation in my opinion, as it is only relevant in the context of Banc De Binary's legal issues.

Paragraph 2[edit]

According to their Facebook Page, E.T. Binary Options, the alternative name for Banc de Binary, [...]

This is inaccurate, as E.T. Binary Options is not an alternative name, but one of the service companies providing services to Banc De Binary. It would like saying that a business could be alternatively known as AT&T because they use their phone services. Also, this statement should probably be under a section called "Offices and Locations"

The CTFC asserted in their complaint against Banc de Binary that its CEO and founder Oren Laurent is an Israeli resident called Oren Shabat Cohen,[26] with later court documents placing him in Tel Aviv.[17] On the Banc de Binary website[27] and others[28][29] the CEO is called Oren Laurent; however the CTFC called him Oren Shabat Cohen, saying he is also known as Oren Laurent.[4]

This statement has nothing to do with the company's history. Maybe it should be moved to a page for Oren Laurent?

There's a lot more in the page which makes it look like a PR article against Banc De Binary instead of an encyclopedic article.

Thanks for your time BDBJack (talk) 14:31, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

I've edited a bit of the things you've listed out. What I didn't change or remove had citations that I didn't find anything that said otherwise that I could reference. Hope this is good enough; at least it's probably better than it was. --George BarnickTalk/Contribs 18:02, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the review. On the talk page, i have evidence for the stuff in the 1st paragraph which has poor references, but i'll wait until there's consensus on that part until more action is taken. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BDBJack (talkcontribs) 18:24, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Hello, I think that these edits should be reversed. ET Binary Options are indeed the alternative name for the company, saying they are 'service company' is supercilious. I will cite two sources. Firstly the CFTC clearly says that that Banc de Binary is A.K.A ET Binary Options[1], and this was following a 2 year investigation into the company. Secondly on the ET Binary Options Facebook page it says that people wanting a job there should send their CVs to This is shows that ET Binary Options is just another name for the company, under which they operate in Israel from the Diamond District in Ramat Gan. A service company implies that they just use the services of another company, when in reality there is no service company, it's all done in house.HistorianofRecenttimes (talk) 17:12, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

I also think that the other changes should also be reversed, regarding the potential for RICO charges. Banc de Binary is accused of very serious offences by the CFTC, having apparently targeted vulnerable people in the US. The judge in the case points out that the whereabouts of Oren Shabat Cohen are a major issue, as that he is an American citizen and that he is refusing to appear to answer charges[2]. These facts are relevant to the article and to anyone wanting to know about Banc de Binary. Regarding the RICO, the court order states:

Both parties agree that criminal prosecution is a possibility. As discussed above, Judge Jones’

August 7, 2013 order recognized that Defendants may be criminally liable under the federal RICO


Removing this from the article whitewashes it and makes it appear that the company has nothing to hide, when it is refusing to co-operate with a major investigation by the CFTC by not sending it's boss to testify in open court as requested on multiple ocassions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by HistorianofRecenttimes (talkcontribs) 17:28, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

@HistorianofRecenttimes: The case and document to which you refer have been amended after the CFTC received evidence that ET Binary Options LTD is a separate corporate entity which provides services to Banc De Binary LTD. As evidence, you can review a document issues later in the case:, which makes no reference to ET Binary Options LTD or any of the other service companies. If it is such a matter of relevance to the article, I suggest that a section be created about which companies provide services to Banc De Binary and what services they provide.
Also, since this is a civil case, the word "charges" is not appropriate. Banc De Binary LTD is being sued, not tried by a jury of its peers. Regardless, the information about the CFTC/SEC cases has been moved to a section dedicated to those subjects.
On a final note, I believe that such discussion should be held on the Banc De Binary talk page. BDBJack (talk) 17:43, 22 April 2014 (UTC)



My brother saw you added him as a contact on flickr and saw that you posted your lego badge there which says brickimedia. That caught my attention because as it happens, I'm an active Wikipedian and at brickfair. Where would be convenient for me to find you there?ɱ (talk) 23:36, 2 August 2014 (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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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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Your self reversion[edit]

I note you removed your CSD because a PROD already existed on the article. A PROD does not prevent a CSD, and there's no need for the deletion process to be more drawn out than need be. However, the article in question has acquired a reference since then and is no longer deletion material. Regards, Bazj (talk) 17:53, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

@Bazj: Okay, thank you for that information! --George BarnickTalk/Contribs 18:00, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Virginia Tech Project Invite[edit]

As a current or past contributor to a related article, I thought I'd let you know about WikiProject Virginia Tech, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Virginia Tech. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks and related articles. Thanks!

Go Hokies (talk) 04:43, 13 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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Virginia Conventions[edit]

I am interested in advancing Virginia Conventions up from a start class article. I've made all the contributions from sources available to me over the course of a year's study. Any further contributions, especially copy editing would be greatly appreciated, along with any comments. This process is a complete mystery to me, as I have not been able to advance Siege of Fort Pulaski or Bombardment of Cherbourg. But thanks in advance if you can offer any help here. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 08:10, 4 October 2016 (UTC)