User talk:Hathornt

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

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! --Geniac (talk) 03:10, 27 September 2010 (UTC)


Hello, Hayes! I'd be happy to serve as your mentor. I gather that you're interested in working on something related to geosocial networking. Did you want to work on that article specifically, or some related topic that is more closely connected to public policy?

Cheers --Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 14:34, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

I'll keep my eye out for pages at the intersection of geosocial networking and public policy. Geosocial networking would qualify as a stub, or close to it, I think, so it might pass muster if the subject matter is okay with your professor. But yeah, something closer to public policy would probably be better for you.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 14:02, 1 October 2010 (UTC)


I see you started editing geosocial networking and adding sources. Great! I fleshed out the citation details, because it's important to include all the information and links for a reference that readers will need to figure out what kind of source it is and consult it themselves if they want to. There's a handy way to add all the relevant details for sources: if you go to "My preferences" and then the "Editing" tab, you can select " Enable enhanced editing toolbar" (near the bottom). That will add a "Cite" button to your editing toolbar, which you can use to automatically format the citation templates for different types of sources. (It sounds more complicated than it is.)

The one source I didn't do anything with is "The End of Privacy as We Know It?: The Ethics of Privacy on Online Social Networks", which appears to be a self-published thesis presentation by a student. Normally, that kind of source would not meet Wikipedia's requirements for using "reliable sources", which generally means published journalism or scholarship.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the article from here! There's a lot of interesting and relevant stuff that's been written about geosocial networking... now the challenge will be to track it down and digest it.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 14:35, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Geosocial networking peer review[edit]

Hey, Hayes! I included some suggestions on the discussion page for Geosocial networking. Check it out and see if any of it is helpful. I will try to find some additional references on your topic that could be useful for adding content and improving sourcing. If I do, I'll send them your way! -Graham Gsrogers (talk) 17:27, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Geosocial Networking[edit]


The Hummingbird (1998) a radio-based "friend finder" that hummed when other users were within a certain distance of each other


Geosocial Networking has several uses, generally falling into (at minimum) one of these categories

Ad Hoc Networking[edit]

A Mobile ad hoc network is an opt-in group of Mobile devices in the same immediate area linked to a master device. These groups are then able to communicate freely with each other. This sort of social networking is used mostly during events so the host (operating the master device) can provide information, suggestions or coupons specific to the event.





Paperless Ticketing[edit]

Social Shopping[edit]

E.g., Yelp, Foursquare, MyTown, Gowalla. Found a great (or crappy) place to shop, eat, enjoy? Let others know by checking-in your location and adding a comment.

Issues and Controversy[edit]

Removed info from History[edit]

Some of these services share geographic content through KML, or may be ingested by other geographic display and query software, though feature and attribute editing is typically restricted to the hosted environments.

Because online geosocial networking sites target locally familiar content, participation tends inherently to encourage face to face interaction of users in or around local places.

Image trouble?[edit]

Hi! I'm Fetchcomms, your course's course ambassador. Dominic mentioned that you are having an issue with an image copyright situation; was the image File:Geosocial-universal-infographic.jpg? (If not, what file name did you upload it under?) I will try to help you get this sorted out, but it may take some time, so please reply here as soon as you see this. Thanks, /ƒETCHCOMMS/ 18:40, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

yes! Thank you so much for contacting me. I uploaded that image after asking them for permission (granted through email) and uploaded it into the commons under the "flicker- some rights reserved" option because it was the only one I saw as relating to the situation. How can I add it to my article?

Hathornt (talk) 03:08, 25 October 2010 (UTC)Hayes

(I see that Ssilvers added the feedback box to your article; the answer to the question was, you add Category:Article Feedback Pilot to the article, which should only be done for articles related to US public policy during this pilot.) As for the image, here's what you should do:
  • Ask the owner of the image to say explicitly something like this: "I am releasing this photo of X under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 unported license" (or a different specific license allowed by Commons, but that one is a good choice).
  • Forward that email to and mention the file name where it was originally uploaded and ask to have it undeleted. Someone will restore it soon.
It's a hassle, but we try very hard to be clear about what our licenses mean. Many people don't realize that everything on Wikipedia is licensed in such a way others can re-use it, including for commercial purposes. So we have to have more specific permissions than simply "Can I put this on Wikipedia? Yes."--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 15:25, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

removed list of geo-social networks[edit]

Geosocial Services

  1. Brightkite
  2. Fire Eagle
  3. Facebook Places
  4. Foursquare
  5. Gbanga
  6. Geoloqi
  7. Google Latitude
  8. Gowalla
  9. Hotlist
  10. Koprol
  11. Scvngr
  12. Socialight
  13. ThisNext

Checking In[edit]

Checking In[edit]

Checking In is the action of a user publicly displaying their geographic location from an application. These users commonly check in to predetermined venues from their profiles and are listed with others in that venue. The most common and developed medium for such action are smart phones with GPS capabilities. [1] Foursquare, a private location-based social network based in New York City, is specific

US Wine Shipping Laws[edit]

The laws governing direct-to-consumer shipments of wine differ state by state. Though about half of the states permit some form of direct shipping from wineries to consumers, they have enacted different regulations.


In 1933, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was enacted, beginning the age of Prohibition. As of July, 1988, the US government limits the purchasing and consuming of alcoholic beverages to people 21 years of age.

Granholm v. Heald[edit]

Pre-shipping Requirements[edit]

Before sending any shipment to a US resident, the Wine Direct Shipper Licensee is required to file an application with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control pay a $100.00 registration fee, provide to the Department a copy of its current alcoholic beverage license issued in their or any other state, and obtain a Wine Direct Shipper License from the Department. Once proper registry is completed and licenses obtained, the licensee must label properly label the container disclosing its content and ensure it is received by a person 21 years of age or older through an official signature.

Shipping Requirements[edit]

They must then report to the Department an annual report including the total amount of wine shipped and pay taxes to the State Revenue Agency accordingly.

Vendors are limited to shipping a maximum of twenty-four 9-liter cases of wine annually to any person for personal use with no intentions of resale.

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control holds the authority to label a district as a "Dry area", banning any shipment of wine to an associated address.


Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii

The California Wine Export Program[edit]


Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico

West South Central[edit]

Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana

East South Central[edit]

Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama

South Atlantic[edit]

Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida

West North Central[edit]

Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa

East North Central[edit]

Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio

In September, 2009, wine excise tax in Illinois increased to $1.39 per gallon.


New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey

New England States[edit]

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut

See Also[edit]

Granholm v. Heald Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution


Hey! I notice you've been drafting your second article as a section of your talk page. You want to use a separate page for it, for example User:Hathornt/Wine shipping laws in the United States. Also, I strongly recommend making citations as you go; it makes things a lot easier once you have multiple sources and start forgetting which info came from where. Cheers --Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 21:34, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Article in main space[edit]

I moved the article to Wine shipping laws in the United States. I can delete it if you want, and you can then use the "move page" option (one of the pulldown options next to the search box) to move your sandbox there. But that's not necessary; it should be fine to continue working on it live, instead.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 15:17, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Howdy! In case you were wondering what happened with the DYK nomination, it didn't get nominated close enough within the 5-day window of eligibility after creation. See here. (Usually, someone would notify you about your nomination being ineligible, but sometimes that doesn't end up happening.) Anyhow, cheers, and let me know if I can be of any assistance. One more article to go, right?  :) --Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 18:07, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

suggestions for your third article[edit]

Hmm... there are lots of possibilities. How about Report of the Comprehensive Review of the Issues Associated with a Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"? It certainly merits an article on its own; you could summarize the report, and write about the significant reactions and media analysis of the report and its significance. This is the small amount of coverage on it in the main DADT article (and also links to a copy of the full report).

There are a bunch of important court cases related to intellectual property law listed on one of the other course pages: Wikipedia:WikiProject Intellectual Property law 2010 Berkeley. The ones that are red links are ones where no student in that class signed up for them; I don't know anything specific about the individual cases, but judging by the articles that other students started, my guess is that they are all pretty interesting.

If none of that appeals to you, let me know and I'll give it another try.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 17:56, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Sounds like an interesting one. Good luck!--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 17:03, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Colored badges response[edit]

You can find the badge I have (and other options) on the Wikipedia:Service awards page. For the userpage it is mostly self-reporting, but Wikipedia editors expect honesty -- so someone will eventually give you a hard time if you try to overinflate your importance/accomplishments. Based on your edit history you would be justified to use the {{Novice Editor}} badge or the {{Novice Editor Userbox}}. Hope that helps. Spidey104 16:50, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Netscape Communications Corp.[edit]

If this is the first article that you have created, you may want to read the guide to writing your first article.

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A tag has been placed on Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Netscape Communications Corp. requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person, organization (band, club, company, etc.) or web content, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hang on}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion, or "db", tag; if no such tag exists, then the page is no longer a speedy delete candidate and adding a hang-on tag is unnecessary), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you. Tofutwitch11 (TALK) 23:50, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

  • I have removed the speedy deletion tag, but please note that the article needs to be improved. For example, Playboy did not take legal action against Netscape on January 14, 2004 -- that was when the 9th Circuit rendered its decision in the case. The article also needs more sources. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 03:11, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

Account Creation Improvement Project[edit]


You signed up on the Account Creation Improvment Project on the Outreach wiki. Thanks.

Now, we are looking for help. We are going to test the pages that are in the account creation process right now, against any pages that you create. More information.

Best wishes, SvHannibal (talk) 16:02, 15 February 2011 (UTC)