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DYK nomination of Lupinus sericeus[edit]

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DYK problem[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Nolina microcarpa at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! HurricaneFan25 18:12, 2 December 2011 (UTC)


Nice work. I once spent a morning helping poison a patch of the stuff by hand to keep it from beating out the local Stylisma pickeringii. Are you familiar with either Biodiversity Heritage Library or Botanicus? Between them, they have all but the past few years of American Fern Journal and many of the East Coast botanical journals available free online; maybe there's something there you'll find useful for your coast. Choess (talk) 07:25, 7 December 2011 (UTC)


DYK nomination of Carex inops[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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To IceCreamAntisocial in appreciation of his work advancing the coverage of plants on Wikipedia. Very fine body of work! ;) Rcej (Robert)talk 09:19, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Thank you! And thank you very much for doing all those DYKs! -IceCreamAntisocial (talk) 09:21, 30 December 2011 (UTC)


Your plant in a quintuple hook![edit]

Just an fyi. ;) Rcej (Robert)talk 04:47, 2 January 2012 (UTC)


Salix alaxensis[edit]

Greetings, IceCreamAntisocial! Just dropping by to let you know I've nominated Salix alaxensis for DYK. Cheers! :) Wilhelmina Will (talk) 07:25, 24 January 2012 (UTC)


DYK nomination of Smilax laurifolia[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Smilax laurifolia at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Mattythewhite (talk) 20:54, 29 January 2012 (UTC)


A Barnstar for you[edit]

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You are hereby granted this shiny object for all your hard work at WikiProject Oregon!
For making us aware of rare Oregon plants like Amsinckia carinata and lighting up our new article list with beautiful well-sourced articles. Cheers! Valfontis (talk) 21:44, 9 February 2012 (UTC)


New Panicum repens article[edit]

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Thanks for your contributions to improve Wikipedia, including the new article you created, Panicum repens. Northamerica1000(talk) 04:54, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much! -IceCreamAntisocial (talk) 11:21, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Salix arbusculoides[edit]

Hello, IceCreamAntisocial & Rcej. Can any more info be added to the articles as suggested by the DYK reviewer, please? Thanks. --PFHLai (talk) 19:35, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

"Salix arbusculoides" somehow got promoted by itself. Not sure what to do with the other 5. I'll try to make hooks for them on Template:Did you know nominations/Salix richardsonii, Salix brachycarpa, Salix glauca, Salix hastata, Salix pulchra. Thanks. --PFHLai (talk) 02:14, 13 February 2012 (UTC)


Corema conradii[edit]

I've "sexed this up" with a little more info on the event that prompted Martine et al. to write their paper and submitted it for DYK. It was a pleasure to see you create this; I got to see one of the few other Pine Barrens populations in bud last year. Choess (talk) 23:56, 25 February 2012 (UTC)


Nomination of Carex petasata for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Carex petasata is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Carex petasata until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. WOLfan112 (talk) 18:43, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks and a barnstar for you![edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Hi, I recently noticed your work on Euphorbia purpurea and Matelea alabamensis, both with connections to my home state (although sadly one is now thought extinct there) and just wanted to say thank you very much! Altairisfar (talk) 17:13, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks again[edit]

...for making some unusual plants appear in Wikipedia, in this case Narthecium americanum. I should be able to get a photo for that this summer. (I'll try to get it in bloom at Webb's Mill, but I should be visiting Warren Grove in the fall.) I might just stumble across Euphorbia purpurea elsewhere (I'll be botanizing something else in an area with known populations), but that's likely to be harder to spot. Choess (talk) 06:48, 19 March 2012 (UTC)


Precious[edit]

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Thank you for raising our awareness for the treasure of plants, often overlooked or endangered, with their silent meaning for our life, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:10, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
A year ago, you were the 78th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, you are an awesome Wikipedian! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:06, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Science lovers wanted![edit]

  • Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in the sciences! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! Sarah (talk) 01:49, 18 April 2012 (UTC)|}


Double DYK review[edit]

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Invitation[edit]

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You are invited to the second Great American Wikinic taking place in Pan-Pacific Park, in Los Angeles, on Saturday, June 23, 2012! Last year's was a blast (see the LA Weekly blog post on it) and we hope we can do better this year. We would love to have you there! howcheng {chat} 03:37, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
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Sanicula graveolens[edit]

Hi IceCreamAntisocial; Nice work on Sanicula graveolens. I added an image to the taxobox just now. Best wishes, --Walter Siegmund (talk) 04:44, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Paspalum vaginatum[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:04, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Poa fendleriana[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:04, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Vaccinium oxycoccos[edit]

Thanks from Wikipedia and the DYK team Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:05, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Use of Italics[edit]

Greetings, I am visiting because I've noticed your contributions posted in Colorado Project articles; those pertaining to genus and species that are italicized (some genus italicized, some genus not italicized) and some article titles which are italicized have intrigued my curiosity. Why the italics are being used (in particular the list of recent articles and changes at the WP:Colorado section)? I am a recently new editor and so far I've found that the use of italics refer to book titles, and certain other policy/guideline factors discouraging use of italics for emphasis. This is just my need to know (biology taxonomically) about italicized species and genus. And as an end note - kudos on all your contributions, hopefully I might be able to emulate the efforts in my own contributions  O = M C 4  17:01, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

  • Hi, thanks for writing. Both genus and species should be italicized; if I did not italicize, it was an accident and feel free to fix it. If the article title is a scientific name it should be italicized too. More info can be found at the page for Wikipedia:WikiProject Tree of Life. There are also lots of plant experts watching the talk page for WikiProject Plants for plant questions. Thanks again, -IceCreamAntisocial (talk) 19:39, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
Definately handy information to know. When handwritten, how are they denoted and why not the higher orders? Thanks for such a speedy response and for the links above.  O = M C 4  21:43, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

While reviewing the links above, I made some edits. My boldness increases with every edit; so far I have no peer reviews or comments of such edits and would appreciate some feedback should you be so inclined. Thanks again, this has been a viable learning experience for this new editor.  O = M C 4  22:53, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Neoparrya lithophila[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Urera baccifera[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:03, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Themeda quadrivalvis[edit]

Yngvadottir (talk) 08:02, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Triplaris americana[edit]

Yngvadottir (talk) 00:02, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Rollback[edit]

Hi IceCreamAntisocial,

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I have granted rollback rights to your account. After a review of some of your contributions, I believe you can be trusted to use rollback for its intended usage of reverting vandalism, and that you will not abuse it by reverting good-faith edits or to revert-war. For information on rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. If you do not want rollback, just let me know and I will remove it. Good luck and thanks. Acalamari 22:02, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

WikiWomen Unite!
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Hi IceCreamAntisocial! Women around the world who edit and contribute to Wikipedia are coming together to celebrate each other's work, support one another, and engage new women to also join in on the empowering experience of shaping the sum of all the world's knowledge - through the WikiWomen's Collaborative.

As a WikiWoman, we'd love to have you involved! You can do this by:

We can't wait to have you involved, and feel free to drop by our meta page (under construction) to see how else you can get involved!

Can't wait to have you involved! SarahStierch (talk) 04:25, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

You're invited! FemTech Edit-a-Thon at Claremont Graduate University[edit]

October 26 - FemTech Edit-a-Thon & Roundtable - You are invited!
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Everyone is invited to the first FemTech Edit-a-Thon & Roundtable at Claremont Graduate University on October 26 from 3-6 pm. The event will open with a roundtable discussion about feminism and anti-racist technology projects, followed by an edit-a-thon focusing on feminists & women in science. Experienced Wikipedians will be on hand to support new editors. We hope you can join us!

Sign up here - see you there! 00:51, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Mitella trifida[edit]

Hi IceCreamAntisocial; I finally obtained some images for Mitella trifida.[1] Thank you for starting that article. --Walter Siegmund (talk) 05:26, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Calochortus palmeri[edit]

I liked your writing in this article. It is very simple, omits needless words, and has exactly the right wikilinks. I noticed you created many other articles in the Calohortus genus, but I can't tell what source you use. Do you remember? Sancho 18:11, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks! Nope I don't remember, but my info is from the sources listed there under the text. I should have sourced better. Thanks for your note. IceCreamAntisocial (talk) 22:45, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
    • Ah thank you. They're listed as external links, rather than references, so I didn't realize. I'll take a peek through those and maybe update our articles if I find the sources. Sancho 23:32, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative: Come join us (and check out our new website)![edit]

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DYK for Atlantea tulita[edit]

Carabinieri (talk) 16:03, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Symphyotrichum georgianum[edit]

Carabinieri (talk) 00:02, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Eriogonum thymoides[edit]

Thank you for starting Eriogonum thymoides and Cornus unalaschkensis. Very nice work. Best wishes, Walter Siegmund (talk) 04:41, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Melic[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Melic 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 band or musician, 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 read more about what is generally accepted as notable.

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2013 Wikinic[edit]

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You are invited to the third Great American Wikinic taking place in Pan-Pacific Park, in Los Angeles, on Saturday, June 22, 2013! We would love to see you there! howcheng {chat} 01:15, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
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Horkelia congesta[edit]

Hi IceCreamAntisocial; I see you've been inactive. I hope it is only temporary. I just now uploaded images of Horkelia congesta to Commons:Horkelia congesta. --Walter Siegmund (talk) 03:59, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup[edit]

You are invited to "Come Edit Wikipedia!" at the West Hollywood Library on Saturday, July 27th, 2013. There will be coffee, cookies, and good times! -- Olegkagan (talk) — Message delivered by Hazard-Bot at 03:44, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup[edit]

Help build the Wikipedia community in Southern California at "Come Edit Wikipedia!" presented by the West Hollywood Library on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 from 1-5pm. Drop in for some lively editing and conversation! Plus, it's a library, so there are plenty of sources. --Olegkagan (talk) — Message delivered by Hazard-Bot at 02:31, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

You're invited...[edit]

(I don't know if you're in the area, but I thought you might be interested as an alum!) Hello! You are invited to a series of edit-a-thons at the UC Davis libraries, on Oct. 18 (10:30am-1:00p), Nov. 2 (1:00pm-5:00pm), and Nov. 15 (10:00am-3:00pm). New and experienced editors are welcome! Details and signups here. Hope to see you there (and please let others who may be interested know as well!) -- phoebe / (talk to me) 03:15, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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plant life
Thank you for raising our awareness for the treasure of plants, often overlooked or endangered, with their silent meaning for our life, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:10, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 78th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:29, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Three years ago ... --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:53, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Four years ago, you were recipient no. 78 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:03, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

LA edit-a-thons on May 23 and 31[edit]

LA meetups: Adrianne Wadewitz memorial edit-a-thons on May 23 and May 31
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There are two LA edit-a-thons in memory of Adrianne Wadewitz, a prolific Wikipedia editor, in the coming weeks. Please join us May 23 at Occidental College and May 31 at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry to combat systemic bias and help further Adrianne's legacy. No experience needed! Please RSVP at the relevant page(s) if you plan to attend.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) 23:36, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. events on June 21 and July 6[edit]

Upcoming L.A. events: Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon (Saturday, June 21, 12-5pm) and Wiknic (Sunday, July 6, ~9:30am-4pm)

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Get hungry for the Wiknic!

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The L.A. Wikipedia community has two exciting events coming up in the next few weeks: an edit-a-thon sponsored by the online magazine East of Borneo, and the fourth annual Los Angeles Wiknic!

The East of Borneo event is an edit-a-thon that aims to build a better history of art in Southern California. This next chapter of their Unforgetting L.A. series will take place on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 5pm at 356 S. Mission Rd. (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. For more info, see eastofborneo.org/unforgetting.

The Wiknic is a part of the nationwide Great American Wiknic. We'll be grilling, getting to know each other better, and building the L.A. Wikipedia community! The event is tentatively planned for Pan-Pacific Park (map) and will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

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Old Gay Hill Red China rose[edit]

Hello. I saw your edits in Category:Endemic flora of Texas, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in helping me expand User:Zigzig20s/Old Gay Hill Red China? I will create a page for the plantation btw.Zigzig20s (talk) 08:52, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

How to explain to non-botanist admin that field guides based on Jepson, when used as sources, may look like copyright violations, but are not[edit]

Justlettersandnumbers tagged this[2] as a "blatant" vopyright violation, without citing any examples. The articles as I been finding them (typically first written by you, IceCreamAntiSocial), are all essentially already in this format, but in narrative paragraph form, without inline citations. I have started breaking them into sections, putting in the inline citations, and adding in bits and pieces from other sources or different pages of the same source. I can see how this would look like a copyright violation to anyone that does not know that most field guides, when used as a source, all say about the same content, with variations on the wording.

To a non-botanist, this may look like a coyright violation. But it is not a copyright violation. The article cites three sources. The source I used in one example, Mojave Desert Wildflowers, is a field guide that is based on the Jepson Manual. Anyone who uses Jepson (the only thing going in California) would write essentially the same article. If someone had a different field guide, it would be based on Jepson, and result in essentially the same article, too. Plants are typically identified, e.g., in the Jepson Manual, by location (habitat and range -what kind of place, how far and wide they are found, etc.), and by a taxonomic description - overall growth pattern (e.g. shrub, tree, etc.), leaves and stems, flowers and fruit, and sometimes a history of the genus and species name, or of its use by humans or other animals (or plants).

Can you help explain this to Justlettersandnumbers, or explain how to write the above mentioned article without it appearing to be a copyright violation to a non-user of Jepson? (I am putting this same note on PlantDrew's talk page, since PlantDrew seemed to be watching my first few edits.) FloraWilde (talk) 01:35, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon on September 6[edit]

Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon: Saturday, September 6 from 11am to 4pm
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You are invited to meet up with online magazine East of Borneo for an edit-a-thon to build a better history of art in Southern California. This next event in their Unforgetting L.A. series will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 11am - 4pm at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. For more info, see eastofborneo.org/unforgetting.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:39, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. Meetup on September 21[edit]

The 20th Los Angeles meetup: Sunday, September 21 from 11am to 4pm

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Join us on Sunday, September 21, from 11am to 4pm at Kramer Studio in Mid-City (map) for a meetup and edit-a-thon! Get to know the Los Angeles Wikipedia community and do some editing (or learn to edit!) in a collaborative environment. Please RSVP and consider becoming a member of the SoCal task force to help us improve articles about everything in the region.

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L.A. events on October 7 and 16[edit]

Upcoming L.A. events: Wik-Ed Women edit-a-thon (10/7, 6-10pm) and UCR edit-a-thon (10/16, 10am-4pm)

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The Southern California Wikipedia community has two exciting events coming up in the next few weeks: a Wik-Ed Women editing session downtown designed to combat systemic bias, and a Wikipedia Loves Libraries event at UC Riverside!

Wik-Ed Women is a new monthly series of informal Wikipedia editing sessions for Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists. This second session will take place on Tuesday, October 7 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

The UC Riverside Wikipedia Loves Libraries event is an edit-a-thon targeting articles related to UC Riverside, SoCal, and beyond. Join students and faculty learning how to edit! This event will take place on Thursday, October 16 from 10am to 4pm at UCR's Tomás Rivera Library. Again, RSVPs are requested here.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:47, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

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SoCal edit-a-thons on October 21 and 25[edit]

Upcoming SoCal edit-a-thons: UC Riverside (10/21, 10am-3pm) and Unforgetting L.A. (10/25, 9am-5pm)
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The Southern California Wikipedia community has two more events scheduled for the month of October: a water-related edit-a-thon at UC Riverside, and an Unforgetting L.A. event at the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar in conjunction with L.A. as Subject!

As part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries and to celebrate Open Access Week, UC Riverside is participating alongside other Western Waters Digital Library members in an edit-a-thon focusing on water issues. Join students and faculty learning how to edit! This event will take place on Tuesday, October 21 from 10am to 3pm at UCR's Orbach Science Library (map). RSVPs are requested here.

The Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon and training workshop will take place at the 9th annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, and is hosted by online magazine East of Borneo in partnership with L.A. as Subject. Join us on Saturday, October 25 from 9am to 5pm at the USC Doheny Memorial Library (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:06, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. event on November 11, and a new Facebook group[edit]

Wik-Ed Women editing session (11/11, 6-10pm), and join our new Facebook group!

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The LA Wikipedia community has a new Facebook group! Become a member to keep up to date with all of our upcoming events and to connect with local Wikipedians!

In addition, we have one upcoming event: the third Wik-Ed Women editing session will take place on Tuesday, November 11 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. This series of informal get-togethers is designed to encourage Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome!) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:20, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. event on November 11 CANCELED[edit]

Wik-Ed Women editing session CANCELED

Due to health issues affecting one of the organizers, the third Wik-Ed Women editing session (originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 11) has been canceled. We expect the series to pick up again sometime in December. Sorry for the inconvenience, and hope to see you in the near future! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:08, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. edit-a-thon this Sunday, December 14[edit]

L.A. meetup: December 14 edit-a-thon at the California African American Museum
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

East of Borneo's "Unforgetting L.A." edit-a-thon series continues this weekend at the California African American Museum! Please join us this Sunday, December 14 from 11am to 4pm. Beginners welcome! You'll learn to create new articles that improve Wikipedia's coverage of African American art in Los Angeles, past and present. Please click here for full event details and to RSVP if you plan to attend.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:25, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. event on Tuesday, January 20[edit]

Wik-Ed Women editing session (1/20, 6-10pm)

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

Please join us at an event this coming Tuesday: the third Wik-Ed Women editing session will take place on January 20 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. This series of informal get-togethers is designed to encourage Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome!) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:06, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

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LA edit-a-thons on February 14, 17, and 21[edit]

Redondo Loves Wikipedia (2/14), Wik-Ed Women (2/17), and Unforgetting LA at the Getty (2/21)!
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The LA Wikipedia community has three events in mid-February -- please consider attending!

First, we have a Valentine's Day edit-a-thon appropriately named Redondo Loves Wikipedia, which will take place at the Redondo Beach Public Library from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, February 14. Join library staff, the Redondo Beach Historical Society, and others to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of Redondo Beach!

Second, we have a Wik-Ed Women editing session on Tuesday, February 17 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. This series of informal get-togethers is designed to encourage Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome!) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists.

Third, we have an Unforgetting LA event put on by East of Borneo in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute. Come help improve Wikipedia's coverage of LA design and architecture, and have an awesome free day at the museum -- parking will be validated for edit-a-thon participants! If you'd like to use particular books from GRI's great collection, be sure to email before 2/13 (instructions at event page).

And be sure to check out our main meetup page, because we already have three SoCal events scheduled for early March!

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:58, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

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LA edit-a-thons on March 18 (tomorrow!) and 28[edit]

Wadewitz memorial edit-a-thon (3/18), Redondo Loves Wikipedia (3/28)
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The LA Wikipedia community has two events in this second half of March -- please consider attending!

First, there is a memorial edit-a-thon in honor of the prolific LA Wikipedian Adrianne Wadewitz, which is being held downtown on March 18 (tomorrow!) from noon to 8pm as a part of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies' annual conference. Please drop by to contribute your own work or teach other users how to write for Wikipedia.

Second, there will be an event at the Redondo Beach Public Library (following up on last month's session), in collaboration with the Redondo Beach Historical Society. Please join us from 10am to noon on Saturday, March 28 at the main branch of the Redondo Beach Public Library!

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:40, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

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5th Annual Wiknic[edit]

5th Annual Wiknic (Saturday, July 11, 2015, ~9:30am-4pm)
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You are cordinally invited to the fifth annual Los Angeles Wiknic!

The Wiknic is a part of the nationwide Great American Wiknic. We'll be grilling, getting to know each other better, and building the L.A. Wikipedia community! The event is tentatively planned for Pan-Pacific Park (map) and will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2014 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

I hope to see you there! Howcheng (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:40, 21 June 2015 (UTC) Join our Facebook group here! To opt out of future mailings about LA meetups, please remove your name from this list.

Wikinic rescheduled[edit]

5th Annual Wiknic rescheduled to Saturday, July 25, 2015, ~9:30am-4pm
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Due to a conflict with the Redondo Loves Wikipedia edit-a-thon, the fifth annual Los Angeles Wiknic has been rescheduled. As before, the location will be at Pan-Pacific Park (map) and will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

I hope to see you there! howcheng {chat} - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:28, 7 July 2015 (UTC) Join our Facebook group here! To opt out of future mailings about LA meetups, please remove your name from this list.

This Thursday: Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ Getty Center[edit]

You are invited to join the Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ Getty Center in LA on October 15! (drop-in any time, 10am-4pm)--Pharos (talk) 18:25, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:07, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:32, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Asking for image upload[edit]

Hello, I saw that years ago You uploaded some images of bees (like this) as Tortie tude: since I'm not an expert of Wiki-Commons, I wanted to demand to You if it is possible to You and could try to upload some images - that unfortunately are lacking - of bees poisoned by pesticides, such as this one in the site of Anonymous news, that I think should be added in some Wikipedia's pages (such as Pollinator decline or Pesticide misuse etc.). Thank You very much for Your interest, Salvebrutta (talk) 09:47, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Wik-Ed Women Session #5[edit]

Wik-Ed Women Session #5
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

I would like to personally invite you to the March edition of the Wik-Ed Women meetup, which will take place on March 15, from 6-10 in the evening. It will occur at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, 2245 E Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90021 (downtown LA -- map). The building has a pink top with old signage for American Accessories, Inc. dba Princess Accessories (Photos [PDF]). There is on-site parking in the back, which also has an entrance. If you cannot attend in person, you are more than willing to work remotely, as we appreciate all help that you can provide. Finally, here is a link to the Facebook event, in case you want to invite friends, as we are always looking for new editors to help expand coverage of women on Wikipedia!

I hope to see you there! Cosmicphantom (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:54, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 Challenge[edit]

50k Challenge poster.jpg You are invited to participate in the 50,000 Challenge, aiming for 50,000 article improvements and creations for articles relating to the United States. This effort began on November 1, 2016 and to reach our goal, we will need editors like you to participate, expand, and create. See more here!

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:40, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Ear Prosthesis listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Ear Prosthesis. Since you had some involvement with the Ear Prosthesis redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. 114.75.78.136 (talk) 15:02, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

February 18 Wikipedia Day event in DTLA[edit]

LA Wikipedia Day Celebration (February 18)
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

Please join us at our Wikipedia Day celebration at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm! This event will feature lectures, panel discussions, lightning talks, open space discussions and collaboration, and--most importantly--cake! Please RSVP on the event page if you're thinking of joining us.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:35, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

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Come and join us at the Wiknic[edit]

LA Meetup: 6th Wiknic, 7/15 @ Pan Pacific Park
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You are cordially invited to the 6th Los Angeles Wiknic, a part of the nationwide Great American Wiknic. We'll be grilling, getting to know each other better, and building the L.A. Wikipedia community! The event is planned for Pan-Pacific Park and will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

I hope to see you there! Howcheng (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:02, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

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We're on Twitter![edit]

WikiLGBT is on Twitter!
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Hello IceCreamAntisocial!
Follow the Wikimedia LGBT user group on Twitter at @wikilgbt for news, photos, and other topics of interest to LGBT Wikipedans and allies. Use #wikiLGBT to share any Wiki Loves Pride stuff that you would like to share (whether this month or any day of the year) or to alert folks to things that the LGBT Wikipedan community should know. RachelWex (talk)

RachelWex 00:16, 9 July 2017 (UTC)