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Aymar Embury II[edit]

Great article on Aymar Embury. I'm researching the architectural firm of Davis, McGrath & Kiessling, who built homes in Englewood, NJ (and elsewhere) of a similar style and during the same period as Embury. Have you found anything about them? --Krehor 04:47, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Not sure if I am doing this the right way. Very, very, very deftly written article on the Brooklyn Theater Fire. Surpassing, and admirable. ---Christopher Gray, MetHistory --- aol.com

RE Prospect Park Zoo[edit]

Well Done Thanks and Keep Up The Great Work. Cheers and Kind Regards CheetahKeeper 00:43, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Donation[edit]

I saw your 1,100.00 USD donation, pretty good, and thanks for poor Wikipedia users like me :)

June Meetup in New York[edit]

Hi, I noticed you are characterized as a New Yorker so perhaps you might be in the NYC area in June. If you are interested we are having a meetup for Wikipedians in June in NYC. Take a peek at this and please tell any other Wikipedians that you think might be interested in participating about this event. Thanks. Alex756 02:25, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Red Panda[edit]

Hi GOsgood, thanks for your kind words. Glad you like the pic. Wishing you a Happy 2007. --Stavenn 03:49, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Re: Prospect Park (Brooklyn) infobox[edit]

I'm getting the data for the infoboxes from the National Register Information System, which is available at the National Register of Historic Places web site. I downloaded the database to my PC and created a SQL query that checks the data and creates an infobox.

The year of construction comes from a table that lists the significant year of construction. I checked the data a little further and found that there are two significant years listed. One of them is 1865, which is probably the year that construction started. The other significant year is 1917, which, as you mentioned, was the year that the La Fayette monument was built. It looks like my query was returning only the last year that it found. I'll change it so it only gets the first significant year listed for a property.

Thanks for pointing this out. --Elkman - (Elkspeak) 14:42, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Reverting vandalism and a new message[edit]

I just reverted some vandalism to this page by I AM THE FIRSTLORD GEKKO. He seemed a bit upset that you speedied his article. (Sucks to be him, I guess.)

By the way, I did a query of the National Register of Historic Places database for buildings and developments architected by Frederick Law Olmsted. The results are at User:Elkman/Olmsted, so if you're ever interested in doing more articles about his projects, there's a place to look. --Elkman - (Elkspeak) 03:52, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Re: proposed deletion of High Moon Studios[edit]

Hi, I'm 209.213.90.250.

I do have an account, but occasionally I forget to log into it.

It wasn't clear to me who was the primary author on the article, since no one had inserted any comments on talk for it. I guess that I could assure you that I don't have an axe to grind, but presumably that would carry little weight. I was just updating Sierra's page based on their recent aquisition of Wanako, and then followed the links for the other studios and noted that this particular article's tone was all wrong.

Obviously, I need to 1. Remember to sign-in in the future, 2. More agressively review the diffs on the article to determine who initiated the edits that resulted in the items that I took issue with. The article does need revision at the least, but ATM I don't have time to do it :(

Falcomadol 14:49, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

Rhodes the Molly[edit]

You're very persuasive and I now agree with your plan--with the proviso that the Rhodes article be kept permanently. The main reason is we need an anchor that's heavily fact-oriented and has been vetted by professional editors of the American Historical Review, because of the intense POV that seems to surround this topic.Rjensen 22:04, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

MikeMcGD[edit]

Hi Gosgood - I've unblocked this user, per request. I'll keep an eye on him; maybe he needs more time to acclimatise himself to the way things work around here. – Riana talk 14:19, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Radio linkages[edit]

My recent edits to Radio (on 10:26, 26 March 2007), I seem to have faltered on my edit summary about what i actually did, as i did not add those links, just attempted to clean up what was there, i was shocked and appalled by the commercial station's link being at the top of the list, thanks though for making me think a tad more on what i write in my summary.Book M 14:20, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Chambersburg, PA[edit]

Thanks for the comments - you're probably a bit too optimistic, but thanks again. Smallbones 10:06, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Hey could you look at this article again? Thanks! Wǐkǐɧérṃǐť(Talk) (Contributions) 19:17, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
Done. See your talk page. — Gosgood 22:16, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Rossville, Staten Island[edit]

I really appreciate all of your help and encouragement on the Rossville, Staten Island article. I also appreciate your addition of the title coordinate template. I have added additional information since you posted your last comment on my user talk page. Please look at the article and tell me what you think... Thank you! Citizen Dick 19:53, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Dead links[edit]

Rather than just remove them if they are 404, please try using archive.org to see if they are stored there. For example one link you removed from Molly Maguires can be found [1], haven't checked the rest yet. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 12:14, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

No problem, looking at the article the links probably could do with a bit of pruning, but ideally based on usefulness rather than just the 404 ones. A lot of people don't know about archive.org, so thought it best to mention it to be on the safe side. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 12:30, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 16 May, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Reid Stowe, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Carabinieri 21:55, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia New York Meet-Up[edit]

Howdy! Please come to the First Annual New York Wikipedian Central Park Picnic. R.S.V.P. @ Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC --David Shankbone 14:21, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Prospect Park Zoo GA review[edit]

Its review has been placed on hold. Epbr123 23:51, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

The article has passed. Well done. Epbr123 20:31, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Sauropelta[edit]

Just stopping by to thank you for your review of Sauropelta. So... thanks! :) Sheep81 04:53, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

comments[edit]

I have moved The Psychless/WPBiography/Comments to User:Gosgood/sandbox. Please keep comments out of the (Main) namespace. -- RHaworth 17:51, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

GA review of veganism[edit]

I noticed that, a little strange! I've taken the precaution of notifying several of the main contributors from the article history and talk page that the review has been done. Tim Vickers 23:35, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Oh dear, I've just noticed that an editor with whom I have a particularly negative relationship is an occasional editor of this page and has removed some of the things I added. Would it be possible for you to take over the review? Most of the points have been dealt with, leaving just a few more general points remaining. I'd see some of these as more suggestions for the future than things that must be completed for GA status. Your help would be much appreciated and would help avoid any conflict. Tim Vickers 23:01, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks that is very much appreciated. If you could introduce yourself on the Veganism talk page so people know what is going on that would be great. I've decided to take on Raëlian Church, wish me luck! Tim Vickers 01:54, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Something I was unclear about after having read the article is if "Vegans" were people who did not use animal products on ethical grounds, or if they were simply people who do not use animal products. If ethical reasons are essential to define somebody as a vegan, then the almost complete lack of information on religious "veganism" is justified. However, if Vegan is an act, rather than a motivation, then the article needs to cover all people who chose to do this, whatever their reasoning. Tim Vickers 20:40, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. I owe you one. All the best Tim Vickers 17:00, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Just dropped in to say thanks Gosgood and Tim for your diligent work and kind comments on the veganism GA review, best wishes sbandrews (t) 19:46, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Veganism review[edit]

I just wanted to bring to your attention two New York Times cited articles which I feel are good reference to facts about a vegan diet that are not included in the health section of the article. You'll see my comments at the bottom of the talk page. VanTucky (talk) 20:53, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your in-depth response. After gauging the response a bit and writing a sandbox version of my little addition, it turned out well even if some general grumbling went on. One issue brought up by two of the citations that I didn't make mention of for fear of backlash was the idea that published sources have made mention of ethical concerns with forcing children to adhere to what is essentially an extreme diet when they do not have the resources or ability to make their own informed decisions. But that can wait maybe. Generally, I'm quite impressed with your review. Cheers. VanTucky (talk) 01:28, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

re. sorry[edit]

No worries. Just out of curiosity, how did your message end up on a redirect page? Giggy UCP 23:08, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Pennsylvania Route 222 category[edit]

Sorry for not able to reply to you quickly, as I went to camp for past 2 days. O's reasoning is pretty good, and I guess we should put a note down saying roads belong to Engtech and not Geography OhanaUnitedTalk page 07:08, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Re:Your note[edit]

Hi there, good to hear from you. As far as I can understand your Harry Potter-themed message, I think you believe that I'm the author of the GA template? I'm not. Writing templates is something I've never done and I wouldn't know where to start! Do you need some template-writing help? User:WillowW is a very knowledgeable programmer if you need something fixed.

All the best Tim Vickers 19:14, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Ah! The clouds of confusion clear! That's probably a mistake of my own, caused by copying text from the template page, rather than using the template. I've corrected it. Tim Vickers 20:49, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Tireless Contributor Barnstar[edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I award Gosgood this barnstar for the 112 articles categorized in order to help eliminate the backlog at Category:Uncategorized good articles. Lara♥Love 17:18, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

On Voltaire (musician)[edit]

Hi, I'm back home now, and on Summer holiday, so I have a lot of available time. It may take me a little while to get back into the swing of things, but I will take a look at the article and your concerns as soon as possible. This is just a note to let you know I am aware of you having raised the issue- I will address your concerns about the article another time, probably tomorrow. Thanks for contacting me about it. J Milburn 22:20, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Don't know if you saw the talk page message, but please put the article through the relevant delisting procedure. The article needs serious work to be fixed, and it is work I currently have no desire to do. I will eventually completely rewrite the entire article- not certain when, but I am sure I will, (unless someone else does first!) and get it up to something that really is of good article standard. Thanks for your time reviewing the article. J Milburn 23:26, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Meetup[edit]

It was nice meeting you yesterday. I haven't been good at updating it, but my user talk page lists a lot of articles I have worked on that might interest you. --Scottandrewhutchins 12:49, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

I found that lamest superheroes article: http://www.popcultureaddict.com/comicbooks/lamestsuperheroes.htm --Scottandrewhutchins 17:26, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Perl GA[edit]

Where would a GA review go? I followed the link you gave on the Perl talk page but saw no list to add a link to a Perl review. --Ancheta Wis 10:55, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Reid Stowe[edit]

I'm having a very difficult time with the mention of the "collision" between Stowe's vessel and a Maersk container ship. Being as it has thus far been unsubstantiated and opens the door to litigation, perhaps it'd be best to delete reference to it from the article. A collision such as this would have ramnifications as to "failure to keep proper lookout". (COLREGS- Rule 5) http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/boating/colregs.html --Aloha27 12:14, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

  • The links you provided on my talk page to Stowe's blog about the phone communications following the incident have disappeared?

--Aloha27 13:17, 8 October 2007 (UTC

Re - Weather conditions - You state in the Reid Stowe Talk Page - "Weather conditions: Comes from a Stowe quote in the ESPN reference. Is Wikipedia on solid grounds in writing as if those conditions were actually extant? Probably not. It's Stowe's quoted observation to ESPN, and not an independent observation, that conveys weather conditions to this article." Yet, the article still contains the entry. The entry should be removed as it is unverifiable by an uninterested source.

RE - Mission Planning and Execution - The last line reads - "Of these unrealized scientific research plans, entailing personnel trained in data capture, Harrison noted in his 2001 Spacefaring: The Human Dimension, "...when it was all said and done, just as in the case of a real Mars mission, it proved difficult to fund."[18]" The quote from Harrison was written over 5 years before the voyage commenced. Therefore, Harrison could not have been referring to this voyage as the quote implies. Also, the press release that contains the goals of the voyage was an official document of the voyage the day they departed Hoboken and it is still on their website without alteration as of today. The article should not allow any external reasons for not attaining their goals. I have removed the Harrison quote.

RE - "A second, more serious mishap occurred on May 6th 2007 when the schooner ran into a container ship that left the schooner's bowsprit heavily damaged, though the hull and the remainder of the ship was unscathed." Changed "had an encounter with" to "ran into" The Coast Guard incident report that appears on the 1000 days at sea site makes it clear that the Anne hit the freighter. An important distinction, though not sure it warrants a footnote.

RE - Second paragraph of article replaced "captain of expedition" with "head of expedition". Use of title "captain" implies that Reid Stowe has a USCG Captain's License. There is no evidence that he does.

RE - Subsequent Attempts - Removed "Pier 63 Maritime, operator of the railroad barge to which the Anne was moored, was removed in 2007 to make way for the demolition of Pier 63, a part of the development of the Hudson River Park. This required Stowe to move the schooner Anne to Hoboken, giving rise to further delays.[21][28]" Neither article establishes a causal relationship between the removal of the barge and the delays.

RE - - Added "I've given him nearly $7,000 worth of food,". From same NYDaily News article and Relevant to Reid's following statement regarding contributors.

RE - First paragraph of article added - "funded by thousands of donated dollars". From NYDaily News article. Entire voyage is funded by donors/sponsors - critical to the overall story.

RE - Mission Planning and Execution - Replaced "the onboard infrastructure reported from time to time on" with "due to lack of equipment" and "periodic entries in". The text deleted was confusing and difficult to decipher.

RE - Mission Planning and Execution - Moved "A representative for NASA says she doesn't know anyone at the agency who is following Stowe's mission", reported Eliza Strickland in Wired Online." to introduction with other NASA discussion. Important quote, but not related to planning and execution. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Regatta dog (talkcontribs) 07:35, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

RE - Added "Stowe and Ahmad's trip has been criticized by many other sailors who consider it ill-conceived, dangerous and irresponsible.[5]" from NY Daily News. In the reference for theis article, the title of the article is incorrect. The article is titled "One-half of amateur sailing duo gets seasick and jumps ship from voyage" I don't know how to change that. Can someone let me know? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Regatta dog (talkcontribs) 08:09, 2 March 2008 (UTC)



Hello Gosgood - Reid Stowe is due to arrive home next month and his article has been so busy lately it has been locked. Unfortunately, it was locked after some very important information was deleted including well sourced information regarding his drug smuggling conviction and back child support. Also, 3 external links have been blacklisted - at least some of which you had earlier given an OK to. I sent a message to the admin who locked the article and he/she asked me to find an editor who is more familiar with the content. My discussion with the admin can be found here -- [2] under "Vandalism at article for Reid Stowe.


The Reid Stowe discussion page shows the back and forth between the various editors.

Can you intervene in this? I respect your neutrality from past interactions and think with your help the article can again represent a balanced view of Reid Stowe and his voyage.

Thanks in advance for your help here. Regatta dog (talk) 17:52, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Saturday November 3, 2007 New York City Meetup[edit]

You have expressed interest in creating a meta:Wikimedia New York City. Please have a look at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC, the meetup for Saturday November 3, 2007, where it is hoped we can actually get a local chapter started.--Pharos 07:17, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Veganism[edit]

I'm just closing the GAR for Veganism, where the main concerns were NPOV issues. I agree with these concerns, but notice that you did not raise any during the GAN review. Since I have great respect for your judgement, I wonder if you could check the archived discussion and give me your opinion in the light of my comments there. Possibly my POV antenna is too sensitive, but I believe the concerns are genuine. Thanks, Geometry guy 19:04, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

See your talk page. Take care Gosgood 17:40, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

NYC meetup change of schedule[edit]

You've expressed an interest in the upcoming New York City Meetup for Saturday, November 3. I'd like to update you on an important change of schedule.

  • It's been agreed that we should have a 2-hour formal meeting period to start organizing meta:Wikimedia New York City, and this will be held at the Pacific Library (note this is different from the Brooklyn Central Library, which was discussed earlier) from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

This will be in addition to the previously scheduled roving activities at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (this activity has also been cut short a bit) and at the Brooklyn Museum. For full details, see Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC. Ask any questions at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/NYC. Thank you.--Pharos 21:37, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter for November 2007[edit]

The November 2007 issue of the WikiProject Good Articles newsletter has been published. Comments are welcome on this, as well as suggestions or offers of assistance for the December 2007 issue. Dr. Cash 01:12, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Reid Stowe[edit]

Thanks Gosgood for making the correction(s) needed for the link to the Bumfuzzle sailing site. For the life of me I couldn't figure out what the problem was! Thanks again! -Steve. Aloha27 23:40, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Sorry about the Audio God ID, but when I tried the first time to post using the tildes... somehow it appeared. I've been doing the ID manually since.

I still believe that the quotes, as well as the references to Crowhurst and the Bumfuzzles are of particular significance here. If even ONE "mariner" or gloryseeker decides against setting out after reading this one-sided entry from Stowe and/or his supporters, on an ill-prepared, undercrewed sojourn on the open ocean, sailing frequently without anyone on watch, I think it'd be well served. As I explained on another talk page, Patti and I have logged over 13,000 miles aboard our well-found vessel. It has been surveyed every five years and certified/documented as seaworthy for our own peace-of-mind as well as to satisfy the insurer.

With Stowe's rotting sails,foul hull and questionable seamanship capabilities, not only do I fear for their lives but the Search-And-Rescue crews that will eventually have to venture out in God-knows-what weather in a rescue attempt. The voyage so far has been blessed, perhaps unbelievably so with an extended window of good weather. The few times they've suffered adverse weather, something broke. It won't improve on its own. Trust me on this one. Fair Winds!

-Steve. Aloha27talk 30 December 2007. 22:49 UTC —Preceding comment was added at 22:50, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

See your talk page. Take care. Gosgood (talk) 03:07, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter for December 2007[edit]

The December 2007 issue of the WikiProject Good Articles newsletter has been published. Comments are welcome on this, as well as suggestions or offers of assistance for the January 2008 issue. Dr. Cash 01:01, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Doppelganger user page:[edit]

Mmoes seems to like your user page, but he copies it rather too closely, methinks. Not sure if it matters to you, or if you care, but I thought you should know if you didn't. Take care. Gosgood (talk) 14:20, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, thats pretty messed up and no I didn't know about it so I appreciate it. I need to go deal with real life issues right now so I will address it lately. Thanks again and cheers! --Tom 14:25, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

AMNH tour[edit]

We need to get a preliminary head-count for the AMNH tour happening before the meet-up. If you think you would like to go, please sign up at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC#AMHN tour sign-up. Thanks! ScienceApologist (talk) 02:56, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Am I a bad guy?[edit]

I noticed that you provided a tongue-in-cheek citation needed on your user page. I put something similar on my user page. So I thought you might know--am I breaking some Wikipedia policy or other by doing what I did? Hope you don't mind me bothering you, but you seem to be an experienced and level-headed editor. Wakedream (talk) 10:36, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles January Newsletter[edit]

Happy New Year! Here is the latest edition of the WikiProject GA Newsletter! Dr. Cash (talk) 03:58, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Tildas[edit]

Why is it that when I signed an entry with the four tildas... Audio God™ comes up? Any help would be appreciated. Aloha27(talk) 6 January 2008. 16:32 UTC

Thanks so much! Audio God™ was set in preferences, but I don't believe I ever edited anything with that account. Fixed now. (I think, we'll soon see.) Edit.. yep, done. Thanks Aloha27 (talk) 23:11, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Vote for a post-meetup restaurant[edit]

I'm charged with making the reservations for us, so let's make it official. We'll do this via voting and everyone including anonymous voters, sockpuppets, and canvassed supporters is enfranchised. Voting irregularities and election fraud are encouraged as that would be really amusing in this instance. Please vote for whichever restaurant you would like to eat at given the information provided above and your own personal prejudices at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC#Let's make it official. The prevailing restaurant will be called first for the reservation. If a reservation cannot be obtained at the winning restaurant, the runner-up restaurant will be called thus making this entire process pointless. Voting ends 24 hours after this timestamp (because I said so). ScienceApologist (talk) 17:19, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

SaarLorLux[edit]

Thanks for reviewing the article. The best favour, you could do me, is to find all the mistakes of the article, so I'm able to improve it. --Thw1309 (talk) 16:51, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

I don't think, it will get much better within the rest of the week. So you can complete your review now. I have to confess, that I never expected the article to pass, because of the (lack of) quality of my English. In fact, I only misused the system to get the quality review, the review pages did not give. Your review surpassed all my expectations. In never expected such a detailed and qualified review. I'm really impressed.--Thw1309 (talk) 13:37, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

The Good Article Medal of Merit[edit]

GA Award.png The Good Article Medal of Merit
I give you this award for your outstanding work, rating SaarLorLux in the good article nomination. I hoped for a good review, but got much more, than could be expected, because I got excellence. Your ideas and suggestions improved the article much more, than I would have been able to do alone. Thank you very much. -- Thw1309 (talk) 00:48, 28 January 2008 (UTC)



Thanks again for your outstanding review. There's only one thing, I want to tell you. You wrote about original research. While I have deleted some of the second example and will add a quote about the rest, the first example about the limited possibilities of the politicians is completely taken from the reference, because I could not find useful references supporting my personal knowledge, that the politicians, without any actual power have enormous possibilities to change things by using their influence. If they can't make a law, they can use a telephone. So, because the alternative would have been adulations, which would have been even worse, I quoted from a conference of politicians of the region (as it looks, those, who are to stupid to use a telephone or to clever, to speak about it). I'm sorry, you had so much work with an article, which, because of it's bad English, never had a chance, to be a good article, but I really desperately wanted some feedback. Happy editing. --Thw1309 (talk) 00:48, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

By the way: I will remove the comment about Hassler from your review, because there, Hassler did not tell us her own thoughts (which could indeed be described with Hassler mentioned), but made a report on a conference of the university of trier with politicians from all over the region. So it was not her personal opinion but a summary of the statements.--Thw1309 (talk) 10:48, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

RE: ScienceApologist[edit]

Thanks for that clarification, and thanks for paying attention. I guess it's safe to say he is an expert - though, his apparent use of a mac may negate his educational credentials. ;^] Tparameter (talk) 23:22, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Your comment on "introduction to.." at the AfD[edit]

That was one of the best-written and informative comments I have ever read in an AfD. Thank you for defining and discussing the issues so clearly. Tim Vickers (talk) 19:23, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

The "standard work" on Introduction to... articles is presently Wikipedia:Many things to many people, maybe you could add your thoughts as some kind of appendix/discussion? I don't know what the procedure is for essays, single author of Wiki-style? Tim Vickers (talk) 18:03, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter[edit]

The February 2008 issue of the WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter is ready! Dr. Cash (talk) 05:30, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

OhanaUnited's RFA[edit]

New mailing list[edit]

There has been a mailing list created for Wikipedians in the New York metropolitan area (list: Wikimedia NYC). Please consider joining it! Cbrown1023 talk 21:07, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Jon Sanders[edit]

No problem! Glad to be of help if I can. (Expertise? Hardly... but still learning.)

I think the reason Sanders' entry seems to be lacking in volume is that he's not actively soliciting donations. Hard to believe that someone who was at sea, solo for 657 days, (a record I seriously doubt will be broken) is little more than a good paragraph here. Water's still a bit stiff, (32F) and we really don't start to get in the swing of things until late April/early May, with splash around the 15th! Aloha27 (talk) 19:07, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

The Single-Handed Sailors Hall of Fame website lists his birth year as 1949, but doesn't seem to give the date. I've checked the on-line catalogue at the Colchester-East Hants Library here, but they don't have ANYTHING by Jon Sanders. Sucks to be here in red-rubber-boot Nova Scotia, I guess! lol Aloha27 (talk) 21:13, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter[edit]

The March 2008 issue of the WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter is ready! Dr. Cash (talk) 05:59, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

You are invited![edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


Next: Sunday March 16th, Columbia University area
Last: 1/13/2008
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, and have salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the last meeting's minutes).

Well also make preparations for our exciting Wikipedia Takes Manhattan event, a free content photography contest for Columbia University students planned for Friday March 28 (about 2 weeks after our meeting).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and (weather permitting) hold a late-night astronomy event at Columbia's telescopes.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

You're also invited to subscribe to the public Wikimedia New York City mailing list, which is a great way to receive timely updates.
This has been an automated delivery because you were on the invite list. BrownBot (talk) 02:51, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

April GA Newsletter[edit]

The April issue of the WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter is now available. Dr. Cash (talk) 03:51, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

thank spam[edit]

Mohkam Mopping.jpg Thank you for voting in my RfA, which passed with 194 supporting, 9 opposing, and 4 neutral.
Your kindness and constructive criticism is very much appreciated. I look forward to using the tools you have granted me to aid the project. I would like to give special thanks to Tim Vickers, Anthony and Acalamari for their nominations.
Thank you again, VanTucky

WikiProject Good Articles May Newsletter[edit]

The May Newsletter for WikiProject Good Articles has now been published. Dr. Cash (talk) 22:16, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Maria de Lujan Telpuk[edit]

Thanks for the feedback. This article is not my best WP:GAC candidate. It is not a lack of effort, but a lack of secondary source info. Feedback is appreciated on the article, however, although I realize the lack of breadth complaints are valid.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 15:16, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Dravidian parties[edit]

Thanks for the message and coming forward as a reviewer. I really do appreciate that. Noble Story had been very kind and patient with us. I can assure you that your suggestions and critical comments will be very much welcomed. Thanks once again. Wiki San Roze †αLҝ 17:40, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

NYC Meetup: June 1, 2008[edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


Next: Sunday June 1st, Columbia University area
Last: 3/16/2008
This box: view  talk  edit

In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, elect a board of directors, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the last meeting's minutes).

We'll also review our recent Wikipedia Takes Manhattan event, and make preparations for our exciting successor Wiki Week bonanza, being planned with Columbia University students for September or October.

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and (weather permitting) hold a late-night astronomy event at Columbia's telescopes.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

Also, check out our regional US Wikimedia chapters blog Wiki Northeast (and we're open to guest posts).
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Thanks[edit]

Thanks for you review on Dravidian parties article and the extensive comments. I am right now held up with RL. I shall start working on the material asap and may be nominate it again for GA. I understand from Noble story's earlier comments that we can go for peer review. What else can be done to get some expert advice. Is there anywhere that people can help with copyedits? Right now thinking about turning this article into a FA would be too ambitious, yet I would like to work on that end sometime soon. It would be really nice if you can guide me along that route. Cheers Wiki San Roze †αLҝ 17:48, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

See your talk page Gosgood (talk) 15:43, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your advice. If it is alright can you alert you when we have made some good amount change to the article. Unfortunately I think I have not made this entry well known with the Tamil Nadu working groups. Thats completely my fault. Another user has expressed his interest in improving this article. Both you and Noble story have been very helpful for this article. I owe you guys a lot for this. Thanks a lot and let me know if it is alright if I alert you later regarding your comments on the state of the article. Cheers Wiki San Roze †αLҝ 20:32, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

GA Review of Dravidian parties..[edit]

hi there : me too belong to the dravidian ...so wish to work on the "GA Review of Dravidian parties" if any of my work would prove good to the article im ready for the same . kindly inform me for any of such...regards:--@ the $un$hine . (talk) 05:42, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles newsletter[edit]

Delivered by the automated Giggabot (stop!) 01:33, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations Wikimedia NYC Board Member![edit]

And now, for the hard part ;) Our process, as it goes forward from here, is laid out at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC#Chapter formation. I've written a draft Wikimedia New York City Bylaws at meta, and I would invite you to please comment on it, and make suggestions (see also a couple of possible future Resolutions). This is a critical stage of our approval process, when we must achieve a consensus among ourselves over bylaws, and work with the Chapters Committee to have them accepted. Thanks for your help!--Pharos (talk) 02:43, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

GA Template[edit]

I like the template you're using at Talk:Sphinx Head/GA1. Is it substituted from somewhere? Geometry guy 19:10, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Your ideas in action![edit]

I finally created {{GATable}}, and am road-testing it here; your comments on the template would be most welcome. Geometry guy 22:21, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Can you help?[edit]

I see you were listed as a participant in the League of Copy-Editors so it seems likely. The thing is the Military history wikiproject urgently needs prose pros to help with our best articles. Milhist covers a broad range of interesting and varied subjects from film to biography, battles to weaponry, and Roman emperors to twentieth-century dictators. In Milhist, A-Class has become the last port of call before FAC and we are looking for people to help identify prose and MoS issues at A-Class A-Class Reviews and help fix them prior to featured article candidacy. We also have a copy-editing section in our Logistics Dept and that can always use experienced copy-editors. For most of our articles, you don't need to be a specialist in the subject matter, just good with words.

If you think you can help, please do! Thanks for your time, --ROGER DAVIES talk 04:12, 3 July 2008 (UTC)




First, thank you very much for responding to the call. I'm sorry it's taken a bit of time to get back to you but I've got the builders in at home (and they're causing chaos) and I've got very behind.
Second, we need help on a couple of levels. we are so short of good copy-editors, partly because of the large number of Milhist articles at PR and FAC, that we're trying to concentrate on A-Class reviews and featured article candidates. I've taken the liberty of transcluding our new tracker template, listing the applicable articles. To add this to your user pages independently of this message, simply cut and paste {{WPMILHIST Copy-editing alerts}} to the required location.
A-Class - copy-tasting / reviewing
We are currently trying to improve the depth and quality of the Milhist A-Class review. What will help here considerably is copy-tasting. That is, reviewing an article and commenting on the style and prose. Clarity, longwindedness (the bane of Milhist), grammar, mixing and matching WP:ENGVAR varieties, MoS stuff (especially dashes), date formatting etc. (Any subsequent copy-editing would be a very welcome and helpful bonus!) Input on any current A-Class candidate would be helpful.
Copy-editing pre-FA and FA candidates
Editors normally take articles go from ACR to FAC, usually via a request for a copy-edit. These requests are usually made here or by leaving messages on copy-editors talk pages. You can respond to requests there or list yourself as a copy-editor so that others may contact you. Either would be very much appreciated. Additionally, a frequent reason for opposition is prose and some hands-on copy-editing of FA candidates would be enormously helpful. (If you do subsequently support the article, please do remember to disclose the copy-edit: ie Support (as copy-editor) though you may prefer simply to Comment that a copy-edit has been done.)
I do hope you can help and that this grows into a longer-term commitment. We are working very hard to set the bar for quality with Milhist articles and quality copy-editing is an essential part of this. With apologies again for the tardy reply, --ROGER DAVIES talk 05:37, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Articles Needing Copy Edit[edit]

Hello former LOCE member :)

This is an invitation for you to join a brand-new WikiProject that aims to improve the articles tagged for copy edit. This is pretty important to Wikipedia because there are now over 4,000 such articles, some of which need quite a bit of help. This is not a clone of the LOCE because we will not deal with requests for copy edits, but will happily make improvements to articles at our own pace. If you're interested, sign up at the project page!

Cheers, Samuel Tan 02:37, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Second Annual WikiNYC Picnic[edit]

Greetings! You are invited to attend the second annual New York picnic on August 24! This year, it will be taking place in the Long Meadow of Prospect Park in Brooklyn. If you plan on coming, please sign up and be sure to bring something! Please be sure to come!
You have received this automated delivery because your name was on the invite list. BrownBot (talk) 20:10, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter[edit]

Sorry about the delay. AWB has been having a few issues lately. Here is the august issue of the WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter! Dr. Cash (talk) 20:33, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Joking Apart[edit]

Many thanks for your extensive copy edit of Joking Apart: you've improved the article a lot. It's nice that people can use their skills in a way than does not humiliate or bully others. The JPStalk to me 12:24, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Wikis Take Manhattan[edit]

Wikis Take Manhattan.png Wikis Take Manhattan


Next: Saturday September 27
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WHAT Wikis Take Manhattan is a scavenger hunt and free content photography contest aimed at illustrating Wikipedia and StreetsWiki articles covering sites and street features in Manhattan and across the five boroughs of New York City. The event is based on last year's Wikipedia Takes Manhattan, and has evolved to include StreetsWiki this year as well.

LAST YEAR'S EVENT

WINNINGS? Prizes include a dinner for three with Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales at Pure Food & Wine, gift certificates to Bicycle Habitiat and the LimeWire Store, and more!

WHEN The hunt will take place Saturday, September 27th from 1:00pm to 6:30pm, followed by prizes and celebration.

WHO All Wikipedians and non-Wikipedians are invited to participate in team of up to three (no special knowledge is required at all, just a digital camera and a love of the city). Bring a friend (or two)!

REGISTER The proper place to register your team is here. It's also perfectly possible to register on the day of when you get there, but it will be slightly easier for us if you register beforehand.

WHERE Participants can begin the hunt from either of two locations: one at Columbia University (at the sundial on college walk) and one at The Open Planning Project's West Village office. Everyone will end at The Open Planning Project:

349 W. 12th St. #3
Between Greenwich & Washington Streets
By the 14th St./8th Ave. ACE/L stop

FOR UPDATES

Check out:

This will have a posting if the event is delayed due to weather or other exigency.

Thanks,

Pharos

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.
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Wikis Take Manhattan rescheduled for October 4[edit]

Wikis Take Manhattan has been rescheduled for next Saturday, October 4, due to the rain predicted for this weekend.. I hope you can make it to the new time, and bring a friend (or two)!--Pharos (talk) 23:22, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Million monkeys[edit]

We aren't trying to produce something as difficult as poetry, but on the other hand we aren't as polite as monkeys, so it evens out.

Saw that on Jim.henderson's page. Wonderful. Are you responsible or is it a quote from somewhere? SpinningSpark 19:33, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

NYC Meetup: You are invited![edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


Next: Sunday November 16th, Columbia University area
Last: 6/01/2008
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, finalize and approve bylaws, interact with representatives from the Software Freedom Law Center, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the June meeting's minutes and the September meeting's minutes).

We'll also review our recent Wikis Take Manhattan event, and make preparations for our exciting successor Wikipedia Loves Art! bonanza, being planned with the Brooklyn Museum for February.

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and (weather permitting) hold a late-night astronomy event at Columbia's telescopes.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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GA reform redux[edit]

I've recently had a chat with a couple of the contributors, and we think it may be worth revisiting the GA reform proposal put together by the working party during the Summer. Since you contributed to the proposal's development, I was wondering if you'd care to comment? I've left a brief recap at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Good articles/Reform#GA reform redux; your input would be much appreciated. Thank you, EyeSerenetalk 13:28, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Bylaws process (ending December 1)[edit]

Per discussion at the November 16 New York City meetup, bylaws will be decided on-wiki with a deadline of 2 weeks to complete the process. Please read the proposed bylaws, and comment on them before the process ends on December 1. Thanks for participating!--Pharos (talk) 22:11, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

November 2008[edit]

Stop hand nuvola.svg This is the only warning you will receive for your disruptive edits.
If you vandalize Wikipedia again, as you did to User:Gosgood/GA Nomination Review, you will be blocked from editing. Please do not vandalise. This is the only warning you will get. I am also recomending that your user account be blocked Kirachinmoku (talk) 20:24, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

This is a completely bogus warning. You're allowed to do what you want with pages in your own user space. If you're done with a subpage and you don't need it any more, you can put {{db-user}} on it. That might be a better way of dealing with unwanted subpages than blanking them, which upsets the people who blindly edit with Twinkle. --Elkman (Elkspeak) 21:34, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Warning at User talk:Gosgood[edit]

Sorry, i guess i just picked up on the page blanked comment. Kirachinmoku (talk) 14:23, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

  • Once again my apologies, i tend to focus on the edit summerys and picked up on the page blanked comment.
Won't happen again. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kirachinmoku (talkcontribs) 17:53, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Orbital transformations[edit]

Thanks for the note; I replied on Talk:Orbital elements. -- Beland (talk) 17:49, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for your careful consideration at my successful RfA. Your "thoughtful and constructive" comment was generous and appreciated. Please let me know on my talk page if you have any suggestions for me. - Dan Dank55 (send/receive) 21:28, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Open reviews update[edit]

I've now posted the working group proposal to WT:GAN - your eyes (and input) on its progress would be most welcome. Best regards, EyeSerenetalk 13:07, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

You're invited![edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


Next: Sunday January 18th, Columbia University area
Last: 11/01/2008
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, look at our approval by the Chapters Committee, develop ideas for chapter projects at museums and libraries throughout our region, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the November meeting's minutes and the December mini-meetup's minutes).

We'll make preparations for our exciting museum photography Wikipedia Loves Art! February bonanza (on Flickr, on Facebook) with Shelley from the Brooklyn Museum and Alex from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

We'll also be collecting folks to join our little Wikipedia Takes the Subway adventure which will be held the day after the meeting.

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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DYK for Brooklyn Theater Fire[edit]

Updated DYK query On January 13, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Brooklyn Theater Fire, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 03:40, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

NYC Meetup: You're invited![edit]

Wikimedia New York City logo.svg New York City Meetup—Museum Extravanganza


Next: February 6-7, at the Met Museum and the Brooklyn Museum
Last: 01//2008
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Join us the evenings of Friday February 6 and Saturday February 7 around Wikipedia Loves Art! museum photography events at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum.

There will also be a special business meeting on Saturday dedicated to discussing meta:Wikimedia New York City issues with guests from the Wikimedia Foundation.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Redirect[edit]

Sorry about that! Believe it or not, I was trying to enhance the article, but could not find any information on the original. This was a conundrum that perplexed me for a while. I slowly accelerated my efforts in searching the internet and whatever sources I could find to resolve this, and after some time passed, I made the false assumption that they were one in the same and made the change. I'm glad to see that the article is accurate and that you have enhanced it so nicely. Bhludzin (talk) 23:53, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

You're invited![edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


Next: Sunday March 29th, Columbia University area
Last: 01/18/2009
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, sign official incorporation papers for the chapter, review recent projects like Wikipedia Loves Art and upcoming projects like Wikipedia at the Library, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the January meeting's minutes).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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You're invited...[edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


Next: Sunday May 17th, Columbia University area
Last: 03/29/2009
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, establish a membership process for the chapter, review the upcoming Wiki-Conference New York 2009 (planned for ~100 people at NYU this summer) and future projects like Wikipedia at the Library, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the March meeting's minutes).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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GA Sweeps invitation[edit]

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I am sending you this message since you are a member of the GA WikiProject. I would like to invite you to consider helping with the GA sweeps process. Sweeps helps to ensure that the oldest GAs still meet the criteria, and improve the quality of GAs overall. Unfortunately, last month only two articles were reviewed. This is definitely a low point after our peak at the beginning of the process when 163 articles were reviewed in September 2007. After nearly two years, the running total has just passed the 50% mark. In order to expediate the reviewing, several changes have been made to the process. A new worklist has been created, detailing which articles are left to review. All exempt and previously reviewed articles have already been removed from the list. Instead of reviewing by topic, you can consider picking and choosing whichever articles interest you.

We are always looking for new members to assist with the remaining articles, so if you are interested or know of anybody that can assist, please visit the GA sweeps page. In addition, for every member that reviews 100 articles or has a significant impact on the process, s/he will get an award when they reach that threshold. If only 14 editors achieve this feat starting now, we would be done with Sweeps! Of course, having more people reviewing less articles would be better for all involved, so please consider asking others to help out. Feel free to stop by and only review a few articles, something's better than nothing! Take a look at the list, and see what articles interest you. Let's work to complete Sweeps so that efforts can be fully focused on the backlog at GAN. If you have any questions about the process, reviewing, or need help with a particular article, please contact me or OhanaUnited and we'll be happy to help. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 08:14, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

2009 wiki NYC recruitment drive[edit]

Wikipedia talk:Meetup/NYC#Bring a friend! 2009 wiki NYC recruitment drive :)--Pharos (talk) 20:46, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

You're invited...[edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


Next: Sunday September 13th, Columbia University area
Last: 07/25/2009
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, review the recent Wiki-Conference New York, plan for the next stages of projects like Wikipedia Takes Manhattan and Wikipedia at the Library, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the May meeting's minutes).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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Wikis Take Manhattan[edit]

Wikis Take Manhattan.png Wikis Take Manhattan


Next: Saturday October 10
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WHAT Wikis Take Manhattan is a scavenger hunt and free content photography contest aimed at illustrating Wikipedia and StreetsWiki articles covering sites and street features in Manhattan and across the five boroughs of New York City.

LAST YEAR'S EVENT

WINNINGS? The first prize winning team members will get Eye-Fi Share cards, which automatically upload photos from your camera to your computer and to sites like Flickr. And there will also be cool prizes for other top scorers.

WHEN The hunt will take place Saturday, October 10th from 1:00pm to 6:30pm, followed by prizes and celebration.

WHO All Wikipedians and non-Wikipedians are invited to participate in team of up to three (no special knowledge is required at all, just a digital camera and a love of the city). Bring a friend (or two)!

REGISTER The proper place to register your team is here. It's also perfectly possible to register on the day of when you get there, but it will be slightly easier for us if you register beforehand.

WHERE Participants can begin the hunt from either of two locations: one at Columbia University (at the sundial on college walk) and one at The Open Planning Project's fantastic new event space nestled between Chinatown and SoHo. Everyone will end at The Open Planning Project:

148 Lafayette Street
between Grand & Howard Streets

FOR UPDATES

Please watchlist Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes Manhattan. This will have a posting if the event is delayed due to weather or other exigency.

Thanks,

Pharos

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.
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You're invited![edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


Next: Sunday November 15th, Columbia University area
Last: 09/13/2009
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, review the recent Wikipedia Takes Manhattan, plan for the next stages of projects like Wikipedia at the Library and Wikipedia Loves Landmarks, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects, for example particular problems posed by Wikipedia articles about racist and anti-semitic people and movements (see the September meeting's minutes).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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Wikipedia Day NYC[edit]

Wikipedia 9th birthday coin

You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia Day and the 9th anniversary (!) of the founding of the site at Wikipedia Day NYC on Sunday January 24, 2010 at New York University; sign up for Wikipedia Day NYC here. Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends!
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NYC Wikipedia Meetup Sunday, March 21[edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


Next: Sunday March 21st, Columbia University area
Last: 11/15/2009
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, review the recent Wikipedia Day NYC, plan for the next stages of projects like Wikipedia at the Library and Lights Camera Wiki, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects, for example User:ScienceApologist will present on "climate change, alternative medicine, UFOs and Transcendental Meditation" (see the November meeting's minutes).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back. And if the weather is good, we'll have a star party with the telescopes on the roof of Pupin Hall!

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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April 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles will be running a GAN backlog elimination drive for the entire month of April. The goal of this drive is to bring the number of outstanding Good Article nominations down to below 200. This will help editors in restoring confidence to the GAN process as well as actively improving, polishing, and rewarding good content. If you are interested in participating in the drive, please place your name here. Awards will be given out to those who review certain numbers of GANs as well as to those who review the most. Hope we can see you in April.
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MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 17:36, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

NYC Wikipedia Meetup Saturday, May 22[edit]

NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg New York City Meetup


Next: Saturday May 22nd, OpenPlans in Lower Manhattan
Last: 03/21/2010
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, review the recent Wikimedia Chapters Meeting 2010, plan for the next stages of projects like Wiki-Conference NYC and Wikipedia Cultural Embassy, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the March meeting's minutes).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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Wiki-Conference NYC (2nd annual)[edit]

Our 2nd annual Wiki-Conference NYC has been confirmed for the weekend of August 28-29 at New York University.

There's still plenty of time to join a panel, or to propose a lightning talk or an open space session. Register for the Wiki-Conference here. And sign up here for on-wiki notification. All are invited!
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Wikipedia NYC Meetup Sat Oct 16[edit]

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Next: Saturday October 16th, Jefferson Market Library in Lower Manhattan
Last: 05/22/2010
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, review the recent Wiki-Conference NYC 2010, plan for the next stages of projects like Wikipedia Ambassador Program and Wikipedia Academy, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the May meeting's minutes).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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NYC Meetup: Saturday, December 4[edit]

We meet outside by the trees at 5:00 PM.

Our next Wikipedia NYC Meetup is this weekend on Saturday Dec 4 at Brooklyn Museum during their awesome First Saturdays program, starting at 5 PM.

A particular highlight for the wiki crowd will be 'Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968', and the accompanying "WikiPop" project, with specially-created Wikipedia articles on the artists displayed on iPads in the gallery.

This will be a museum touring and partying meetup, so no excuses about being a shy newbie this time. Bring a friend too!

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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March 2011 GAN backlog elimination drive a week away[edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles will be running a GAN backlog elimination drive for the entire month of March. The goal of this drive is to bring the number of outstanding Good Article nominations down to below 50. This will help editors in restoring confidence to the GAN process as well as actively improving, polishing, and rewarding good content. If you are interested in participating in the drive, please place your name here. Awards will be given out to those who review certain numbers of GANs as well as to those who review the most. On behalf of my co-coordinator Wizardman, we hope we can see you in March. MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 00:22, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

You're invited to the New York Wiknic![edit]

You could be having this much fun! Seriously, consider coming.

This message is being sent to inform you of a Wikipedia picnic that is being held in your area next Saturday, June 25. From 1 to 8 PM or any time in between, join your fellow volunteers for a get together at Norman's Landscape (directions) in Manhattan's Central Park.

Take along your friends (newbies permitted), your family and other free culture enthusiasts! You may also want to pack a blanket, some water or perhaps even a frisbee.

If you can, share what you're bringing at the discussion page.

Also, please remember that this is the picnic that anyone can edit so bring enough food to share!

To subscribe to future events, follow the mailing list or add your username to the invitation list. BrownBot (talk) 19:07, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC Oct 22[edit]

You are invited to Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and lectures that will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and here!--Pharos (talk) 04:21, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

National Archives ExtravaSCANza[edit]

You are invited to the National Archives ExtravaSCANza, taking place every day next week from January 4–7, Wednesday to Saturday, in College Park, Maryland (Washington, DC metro area). Come help me cap off my stint as Wikipedian in Residence at the National Archives with one last success!

This will be a casual working event in which Wikipedians are getting together to scan interesting documents at the National Archives related to a different theme each day—currently: spaceflight, women's suffrage, Chile, and battleships—for use on Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons. The event is being held on multiple days, and in the evenings and weekend, so that as many locals and out-of-towners from nearby regions1 as possible can come. Please join us! Dominic·t 01:19, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

1 Wikipedians from DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, New York City, and Pittsburgh have been invited.

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Mutant Elm[edit]

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With a winter bicycling gang I visited Prospect Park and snapped this pic but am uncertain of its location. Being more familiar with the park, could you click on its coordinates and tell me whether my guess is too far south or whatever? Jim.henderson (talk) 14:16, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

You're invited to Wiki-Gangs of New York @ NYPL on April 21![edit]

Wiki-Gangs of New York: April 21 at the New York Public Library
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Join us for an an civic edit-a-thon, Wikipedia meet-up and instructional workshop that will be held this weekend on Saturday, April 21, at the New York Public Library Main Branch.
  • Venue: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (NYPL Main Branch), Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Room 227).
  • Directions: Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street.
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (drop-ins welcome at any time)

The event's goal will be to improve Wikipedia articles and content related to the neighborhoods and history of New York City - No special wiki knowledge is required!

Also, please RSVP!--Pharos (talk) 17:34, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles (Participant Clean-Up)[edit]

Hello, you are receiving this message because you are currently a participant of WikiProject Good articles. Since the creation of the WikiProject, over 200 user's have joined to help review good article nominations and contribute to other sections of the WikiProject. Over the years, several of these users have stopped reviewing articles and/or have become inactive with the project but are still listed as participates. In order to improve communications with other participants and get newsletters sent out faster (newsletters will begin to be sent out monthly starting in October) all participants that are no longer active with the WikiProject will be removed from the participants list.

If you are still interested in being a participant for this WikiProject, please sign your user name here and please help review some articles so we can reduce the size of the backlog. If you are no longer interested, you do not need to sign your name anywhere and your name will be removed from the participants list after the deadline. Remember that even if you are not interested at this time, you can always re-add your name to the list whenever you want. The deadline to sign your name on the page above will be November 1, 2012. Thank-you. 13:26, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Update for: WikiProject Good articles (Participant Clean-Up)[edit]

Sorry for having to send out a second message but a user has brought to my attention that a point mentioned in the first message should be clarified. If user's don't sign on this page, they will be moved to an "Inactive Participants" list rather then be being removed from the entire WikiProject. Sorry for any confusion.--Dom497 (talk)15:16, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter - October 2012[edit]

Delivered October 3, 2012 by ENewsBot. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter any longer, please remove your name from this list.

→ Please direct all enquiries regarding this newsletter to the WikiProject talk page.
→ Newsletter delivered by ENewsBot (info) · 05:36, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles - Participant Clean-up (Second Call)[edit]

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You are reciving this message because you have not added your name to the list of active WikiProject Good Articles participants. Though you may have recived the first message sent out in September, some users may have had that message archived before coming online to read it and therefore never saw it. If you are deeming yourself inactive with the WikiProject please disregard this message as your name will be moved to an "inactive participant" list at the end of the clean-up. If you are still active with the WikiProject, please be sure to include your name on this list. The current deadline to add your name to the list (if you are still active) is November 1, 2012. A third and final message will be sent out during the last week of the clean-up before the deadline. Thank-you.--EdwardsBot

WikiProject Good Articles - Participant Clean-up (Final Call)[edit]

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You are receiving this message because you have not added your name to the list of active WikiProject Good Articles participants. Though you may have recived the past two messages sent out in September and October, some users may have had that message archived before coming online to read it and therefore never saw it. If you are deeming yourself inactive with the WikiProject please disregard this message as your name will be moved to an "inactive participant" list at the end of the clean-up. If you are still active with the WikiProject, please be sure to include your name on this list. The deadline to add your name to the list (if you are still active) is November 1, 2012. This will be the last message sent out before the deadline which is in 2 days. Thank-you.--EdwardsBot

The GAN Newsletter (November 2012)[edit]

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Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC this Saturday Dec 1[edit]

You are invited to Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and workshops focused on film and the performing arts that will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and at meetup.com!--Pharos (talk) 07:13, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

The WikiProject: Good Articles Newsletter (December 2012)[edit]

In This Issue



Wikipedia Day Celebration and Mini-Conference in NYC Saturday Feb 23[edit]

Doing the "Open Space" thing at one of our earlier NYC Wiki-Conferences.

You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia Day and the 12th anniversary (!) of the founding of the site at Wikipedia Day NYC on Saturday February 23, 2013 at New York University; sign up for Wikipedia Day NYC here, or at bit.ly/wikidaynyu. Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues!

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience!--Pharos (talk) 02:12, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

The WikiProject: Good Articles Newsletter (January 2013)[edit]

In This Issue



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WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter - February 2013[edit]

In This Issue



Good Article Nominations Request For Comment[edit]

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A 'Request For Comment' for Good Article Nominations is currently being held. We are asking that you please take five to ten minutes to review all seven proposals that will affect Good Article Nominations if approved. Full details of each proposal can be found here. Please comment on each proposal (or as many as you can) here.

At this time, Proposal 1, 3, and 5 have received full (or close to) support.

If you have questions of anything general (not related to one specif proposal), please leave a message under the General discussion thread.

Please note that Proposal 2 has been withdrawn and no further comments are needed. Also, please disregard Proposal 9 as it was never an actual proposal.

Wikipedia Meetup NYC this Sunday April 14[edit]

Hi Gosgood! You're invited to our next meeting for Wikipedia Meetup NYC on Sunday April 14 -this weekend- at Symposium Greek Restaurant @ 544 W 113th St (in the back room), on the Upper West Side in the Columbia University area.

Please sign up, and add your ideas to the agenda for Sunday. Thanks!

Delivered on behalf of User:Pharos, 17:59, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:
  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with, the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 01:28, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

NYC Wiki-Picnic: Saturday June 22[edit]

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic NYC in Brooklyn's green and lovely Prospect Park, on this Saturday June 22! We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck :) -- User:Pharos (talk)

DYK RfC[edit]

  • As a listed GA participant, you are invited to contribute to a formal Request for Comment on the question of whether Good Articles should be eligible to appear in the Did You Know? slot in future. Please see the proposal on its subpage here, or on the main DYK talk page. To add the discussion to your watchlist, click this link. Thank you in advance. Gilderien Chat|Contributions03:03, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn! Saturday September 7[edit]

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Please join Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn scavenger hunt on September 7, 2013!
Everyone gather at the Brooklyn Public Library to further Wikipedia's coverage of—
photos and articles related to Brooklyn, its neighborhoods and the local landmarks.
--EdwardsBot (talk)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup! Saturday October 5[edit]

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Please join the Wikimedia NYC Meetup on October 5, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for education, museums, libraries and planning WikiConference USA.
--Pharos (talk) 21:48, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon! Saturday November 2[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join Wikipedia "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon on November 2, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for Greenwich Village articles on the history and the community.
--Pharos (talk) 21:41, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! A GAN Backlog Drive will begin in less than 4 days!

In past Backlog Drives, the goal was to reduce the backlog of Good article nominations. In the upcoming drive, another goal will be added - raising as much money as we can for the Wikimedia Foundation. How will this work? Well, its pretty simple. Any user interested in donating can submit a pledge at the Backlog Drive page (linked above). The pledge should mention the amount of money the user is willing to donate per review. For example, if a user pledges 5 cents per review and 100 nominations are reviewed, the total donation amount is $5.00.

At the time this message was sent out, two users have submitted pledges for a total of 8 cents per review. All pledges, no matter how much money, are greatly appreciated. Also, in no way is this saying you must make a pledge.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or leave a message on the Backlog Drive talk page. And remember, there are less than 4 days before the drive starts!--EdwardsBot (talk) 03:11, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! Just a friendly reminder that the GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on December 31, 2013!

If you know anyone outside of the WikiProject that may be interested, feel free to invite them to the drive!

If you have any questions or want to comment about something regarding the drive, post them here--EdwardsBot (talk) 00:05, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon" at Queens Library! Friday December 6[edit]

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Please join Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon on December 6, 2013!
Everyone gather at Queens Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for borough articles on the history and the communities.
Drop-ins welcome 10am-7pm!--Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

Saturday: NYC Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon[edit]

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Please join Wikipedia "Art and Feminism Editathon" @ Eyebeam on Saturday February 1, 2014,
an event aimed at collaboratively expanding Wikipedia articles covering Art and Feminism, and the biographies of women artists!

There are also regional events that day in Brooklyn, Westchester County, and the Hudson Valley.
--Pharos (talk)

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon[edit]

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon
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You are invited to join upcoming Wikipedia "Editathons", where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on a selected theme, on the following two Saturdays in March:

I hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
  • Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
  • The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.

I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!

--Dom497

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:58, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive[edit]

The March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on April 1, 2014! Sent by Dom497 on behalf of MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Saturday June 21: Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

Upcoming Saturday event - June 21: Wiki Loves Pride NYC
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You are invited to join us at Jefferson Market Library for "Wiki Loves Pride", hosted by New York Public Library, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Wikimedia LGBT and Wikimedia New York City, where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on this theme:

11am–4pm at Jefferson Market Library.

We hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1pm–8pm at southwest section of the Great Lawn, north of the Delacorte Theater.

Also, before the picnic, you can join in the Wikimedia NYC chapter's annual meeting.

11:30am-12:30pm at Yeoryia Studios, 2067 Broadway.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 16:51, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

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Sunday August 17: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

Sunday August 17: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share
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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

2pm–5pm at Yeoryia Studios at Epic Security Building, 2067 Broadway (5th floor).

Afterwards at 5pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 15:58, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.

At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.

As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

Sent by Dom497--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:28, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:04, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

To receive future GA Cup newsletter, please add your name to our mailing list.

Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share
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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.

6:30pm–8pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Afterwards at 8pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 07:11, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

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Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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You are invited to join us at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for our upcoming editathon, a part of the Black WikiHistory Month campaign (which also includes events in Brooklyn and Westchester!).

12:00pm - 5:00 pm at NYPL Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), by W 135th St

The Wikipedia training and editathon will take place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, with a reception following in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building at 5:00pm.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 06:02, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

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Sunday March 22: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Sunday March 22: Wikipedia Day NYC 2015
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You are invited to join us at Barnard College for Wikipedia Day NYC 2015, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference for the project's 14th birthday. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00pm - 9:00 pm at Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, by W 118th St

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) 21:58, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

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April 29: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday April 29, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our inaugural evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Featuring a keynote talk this month on Lady Librarians & Feminist Epistemologies! 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) 18:28, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

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June 10: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

Wednesday June 10, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our next evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on our agenda: recent and upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Featuring a keynote talk this month to be determined! 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) 16:20, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

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July 8: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday July 8, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on a review of past and upcoming editathons, including Black Lunch Table Editathon @ MoMA on July 13.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Featuring a keynote talk this month to be determined! 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) 05:45, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

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