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Sam [Spade] 22:41, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Star Wars Battlefront[edit]

  • I agree. You worded it much better than I was able to. Riffsyphon1024 02:21, 21 Jan 2005 (UTC)
    • Thanks. I had the manual with me. -LtNOWIS 03:33, 21 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Michael Vaughn's birthplace[edit]

I stand corrected, though if France hasn't actually been mentioned in an episode, it might be worth noting the source for the information, since it's always possible a future episode might contradict it. (I don't know what Abram's standing is re:canon; Star Trek, for example, discounts everything that isn't mentioned on screen, even official profiles. According to the official profile for Jack Bristow, he was born in Canada, but I don't think this has ever been confirmed on screen, either. 23skidoo 04:20, 24 Jan 2005 (UTC)

GRider and the Great LucasCruft Purge[edit]

Might I ask what the hell could GRider be doing by making all of these articles Vfds. I can agree that some could be merged, but others like the Repulsorlift article that I created, should not suffer the wave of Vfd that he has been applying. This is utter nonsense, and its forces me to defend all SW articles like I'm Everyking with his little Ashlee Simpson fetish. Comments? -- Riffsyphon1024 03:18, Mar 10, 2005 (UTC)

Well, you could talk to him. I don't know why he wants to nominate all these at once, instead of only a couple. But I guess we have little choice but to go to VfD and do a search of all instances of "Star Wars" on the page, and plead their cases. Is there a guideline/rule regarding someone's deletion requests per topic per day? If not, there should be. You could complain to an administrater about his completely unfair methods, but I'm content to just thwart them. I'll contact Shadowtrooper, and let him know the situation.-LtNOWIS 03:29, 10 Mar 2005 (UTC)

The Star Wars Wiki is now up and running at [Removed Wikicities link OCT 2013]. -- Riffsyphon1024 11:06, Mar 10, 2005 (UTC)

    • I dunno. I'd really like to preserve the interlinkability and quality of having Star Wars stuff on Wikipedia. Like when you research the LAAT and there's a link to helicopter gunship. I guess we could use mirroring a lot. We'd be allowed to copy content back and forth freely, right?-LtNOWIS 16:35, 10 Mar 2005 (UTC)
      • Supposedly, but all the minor stuff that is being Vfd'd in the Great Lucascruft Purge needs to be transwikied to the Wookieepedia. -- Riffsyphon1024 05:50, Mar 12, 2005 (UTC)

VfD[edit]

Hi LtNOWIS,

Please don't take down the VfD header from an article (Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Trade Federation PAC) while it's still being debated.

Cheers, dbenbenn | talk 18:02, 13 Mar 2005 (UTC). (P.S. I grew up in Reston!)

  • And now its gone. I wanted this to be transwikied to the Star Wars Wiki [Removed Wikicities link OCT 2013]. -- Riffsyphon1024 22:20, Mar 13, 2005 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I thought the debating was done. How long does it usually last for, like a week? 10 days?-LtNOWIS 16:35, 14 Mar 2005 (UTC)
    • It doesn't matter now. The admin temporarily reinstated it so I could copy the text and repost it at SWW. He doesn't like them to redirect however. He explained that the list of vehicles would be the place to direct to these articles at SWW. -- Riffsyphon1024 17:19, Mar 14, 2005 (UTC)

Red vs Blue[edit]

Oh, really? It just seemed like vandalism to me. I guess it's just the way he put it. Well, sorry about that. bob rulz 04:19, Apr 12, 2005 (UTC)

Star Wars Fictional Organisations[edit]

Do you want to help me finish them off EG Peace Brigade

SGCommand

Reston![edit]

Thanks for the keep vote on Starfleet ranks and insignia. I'm South Lakes High School, Class of 1993! -Husnock 9 July 2005 06:17 (UTC)

  • Cool! Anyways, the keep vote really was a no-brainer, compared to some of the other fancruft votes.-LtNOWIS 9 July 2005 06:20 (UTC)

Mace Windu's death[edit]

The official site is not the top authority on canon. Only the movies are. Adamwankenobi 20:25, 27 August 2005 (UTC)

  • Well, it's not top, but it's pretty far up there. It doesn't contradict the films, but rather confirms what they imply. Mace dies, according to Star Wars canon.-LtNOWIS 06:44, 28 August 2005 (UTC)

Just a thought[edit]

This may not satisfy all of your needs, but if you don't show some support, we're not likely to get even this much. — Xiongtalk* 10:47, 13 September 2005 (UTC)

re:Category:Wikipedians by D&D Alignment[edit]

I noticed you are categorized as a Wikipedian by alignment. If you are in to userboxes, there are now infoboxes available using a standard template. See the alignment category page for details. This is a copied announcement, please reply on My Talk Page or in the category talk if you have any questions. xaosflux Talk/CVU 18:49, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanking ye for the vandalism revert on my user page - much appreciated :) Barneyboo (Talk) 22:56, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

  • No problem. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. It's always dubious when an anon edits a user page. -LtNOWIS 18:20, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

Star Wars[edit]

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Again, Thank you for your help! Jedi6-(need help?) 22:04, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Star Wars ship names[edit]

Hey, Nowis! I've read your comments on the aformentioned articles. Please explain your thinking more to me, as your definately have more experience than I. If necessary, I'll add a description for every ship: it's condensed history, commander, accomplishments, famous battles it was at, and where it was destroyed.

Thanks,

RelentlessRouge 11:42, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

List of Star Wars ships[edit]

Hello, Lt. Nowis. Check out List of Star Wars ships. I've only been working for a few hours, but if you could spend a few minutes of your invaluable time and check out how it is, it'd be great. Look at the Super Star Destroyer section. Thnx.

Cheers!

RelentlessRouge 23:30, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Naming the Civil War[edit]

You have worked on Naming the American Civil War within the last few months. I am stepping back from the article for a day or so to avoid an edit war. My request is that you consider stepping in to apply some peer pressure in the interest of civility, NPOV, assuming good faith, etc. It's up to you. -- Alarob 00:15, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Reguarding Dha Werda[edit]

Hey thanks, I did actually think about that. It would probably be much more suited on Wookiepedia than on an encyclopedia hah. I'll link you to it once i move it. I'll put in the discussion to have it removed too. GunnerChief 09:04, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

questionable AFD for 'anal sex'[edit]

Thanks, LtNOWIS, this is my first AFD. I found it referred to in the article Ryan's Mom and didn't notice it was an actual redirect, although when I first visited the page it was recursive. Sartan 00:51, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

  • Yeah, no problem. Also, vandalism page like that just speedied, instead of going on AfD. -LtNOWIS 00:54, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Stub placement[edit]

Hi there,

Tank you for your work stubsorting. I just wanted to tell you that it is customary to place the stug tagged at the bottom on the page, usually underneath the categories and the other languages, not in the body of the article unless its an expand section tag. Thanks--Thomas.macmillan 20:51, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

  • Ok, thanks. Yeah, I'm not used to doing it that way, but I'll keep that in mind. -LtNOWIS 02:48, 3 June 2007 (UTC)


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Redirect of BlasTech[edit]

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Your comment on the America's Army discussion page[edit]

I just saw the comment you made a few years ago and I thought it was very good. I totally agree. --Igor at work 01:01, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Flag of Russian Empire in 1812[edit]

There was none. The one you removed depicts the official Imperial symbol of state, the double-headed eagle on the yellow background, and the red/white/blue cockade and sash colours (though these were discontinued shortly before in 1810).--mrg3105 (comms) ♠♣ 00:58, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

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List of Radio Stations in Virginia[edit]

Good work on adding links to the pages of the respective towns, it looks alot cooler now :) I think you should consider doing that for all pages. Also, if you are interested in radio stations, please consider joining the radio station Wikiproject. Take Care...NeutralHomerTalk • March 11, 2009 @ 08:54

  • Thanks, but I'm not organized enough to make this a habit. But it's quite easy to add in the town names, since Wikipedia has all the town articles. Just takes a lot of time... -LtNOWIS (talk)
No worries :) It does take a little time in some areas, some are just easy. Thanks again for putting the time into the page. - NeutralHomerTalk • March 11, 2009 @ 15:45

Battle of Buena Vista[edit]

There is indisputable the U.S. victory in other battles of the U.S.-Mexican war, but in the Buena Vista battle the U.S. victory is not quite credible and questionable. You need to reference and weighting just among historians from both sides without any nationalism. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 189.175.255.165 (talk) 01:05, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

Template:Country data Dominica[edit]

Hey! Chzz asked me if I could edit Template:Country data Dominica, adding the older flag into the template. I added it as "var4" so that the existing uses of the template aren't affected by this new change. You can see my two diffs to see what I did. :-) Killiondude (talk) 01:49, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Native Americans in Virginia[edit]

A tag has been placed on Native Americans in Virginia, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a redirect to a nonexistent page.

If you can fix this redirect to point to an existing Wikipedia page, please do so and remove the speedy deletion tag. However, please do not remove the speedy deletion tag unless you also fix the redirect. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. R'n'B (call me Russ) 14:16, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Redneck[edit]

Soviet Russian Kamrad (talk) 11:45, 22 December 2009 (UTC)Redneck's vocabulary wuz funny, wasn't it?

Can you help me with language[edit]

Soviet Russian Kamrad (talk) 07:47, 23 December 2009 (UTC)As I can see, you are american. So, can you help me with one word? How is "anti-" pronounced?(In words like anti-aircraft, anti-tank) I heard 2 variants: Ant-eye and An-tee. Which one is correct?

  • Ant-eye is more common, but I've heard it both ways. -LtNOWIS (talk) 23:02, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

Soviet Russian Kamrad (talk) 08:08, 26 December 2009 (UTC)Thanks, dude.

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Timeline of fictional future events[edit]

You commented in the last Article for deletion discussion. This article is up for deletion again.

You are welcome to comment about the discussion for deletion. Ikip 19:03, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Overwritten edit[edit]

Sorry, just realised that I overwrote your warning on User talk:95.116.166.248, I noticed that you had added {{uw-redirect1}} and I just thought I'd explain why I added {{uw-redirect3}}: the IP had previously reverted a revert of the page to remove their vandalism and it was obviously bad faith against the featured article for today, thanks. --Searle, L. (talk) 09:20, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

  • No worries. -LtNOWIS (talk) 09:21, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Tim bridgewater[edit]

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  • I don't think this notice was really necessary, seeing as how I didn't write the article. But, no worries. -LtNOWIS (talk) 16:18, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

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  • Thanks, I really appreciate it. -LtNOWIS (talk) 17:24, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

edits on List of Roman and Byzantine Empresses[edit]

I was wondering why did you change |align="center"| to |style="text-align:center;"| there is no difference and the second one just takes up more space?--Queen Elizabeth II's Little Spy (talk) 07:42, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

  • It's part of the "common fixes" made by Dab solver. I don't know why it's supposedly better this way. -LtNOWIS (talk) 15:07, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Operation_Grapple[edit]

Just letting you know that your edit of the above article this morning went wrong. I see you are using DAB - it added ref tags around items which were below the reflist template on the page, in external links etc. Caused the page to end up on the maintenance lists for a broken ref problem. Just a heads-up: you may need to be careful how you use DAB in these situations. Thanks. - Sitush (talk) 11:58, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Sorry about that! I'll try to be more careful in the future. -LtNOWIS (talk) 04:41, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of {{Current U.S. First Spouses}}[edit]

Hello, LtNOWIS:

Several days ago, you made a post on the talk page of the template {{Current U.S. First Spouses}} questioning if it was necessary for the template to exist. I have decided to nominate the template for deletion – your thoughts on the nomination would be appreciated. You can access the template's deletion discussion here. Thank you. --Sgt. R.K. Blue (talk) 03:58, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

AIV and a question[edit]

Thanks for the AIV report on 75.93.198.139 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log). On the subject of number changing, this is something I see a lot when huggling. Do you have any advice or techniques for identifying number-changing vandalism and distinguishing it from legitimate edits? I often find plausible-looking number changing edits by IPs, such as changing the population of a city, and find myself wondering what is the best way to handle it. --causa sui (talk) 22:07, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

  • In this case, these two edits. I knew they were wrong based on knowledge of the singer, but even if I didn't, the new quote wouldn't make any sense, and it's a big change. So the edit was definitely suspicious enough that I would recommend checking the reference, which is linked right there. If it wasn't hyperlinked, than checking the Taylor Swift article would be really easy. Changing a direct quote is automatically suspect. The vandal's other edits were mostly the release dates of past albums and birthdates, which again are automatically suspect, because those figures should never change. Populations and sales figures are a bit trickier than that, but common sense helps. Ridiculous numbers or big changes should stand out. Checking the citation or the rest of the article helps. If an uncited number gets changed from one thing to another, then it was never really verifiable in the first place, and you can add a {{Cite}} tag. For some things, like for me sports statistics, it's easiest to accept that you have no idea what the numbers mean, and defer to editors with more knowledge in the field. -LtNOWIS (talk) 23:14, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks-[edit]

Just wanted to say thanks for cleaning up the links on Naser Jason Abdo, It was instructive to go through the diffs. V7-sport (talk) 02:11, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

  • Hey, it's my pleasure. Template:Cite news is definitely worth understanding for news-related articles, but fortunately it's pretty simple. -LtNOWIS (talk) 02:30, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

Luther Strange[edit]

Please see my post here: [1]. Thanks!Zigzig20s (talk) 20:43, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Ellen Corbett[edit]

Hi - I made some removals after investigation. Please have a look at what I have left and let me know if you think it is now npov and not undue,thanks - Youreallycan (talk) 20:11, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Thank you, I think it's a lot more balanced now. -LtNOWIS (talk) 18:14, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
    • Hi again - there has been some more of a similar pattern of undue weight additions to the Ellen Corbett article. As you are more local would you have a look at the recent edit history of this BLP and let me know what you think, the article is now semi protected for a little while - regards - Youreallycan 20:59, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
      • You made the right call in simply reverting those edits. SPAs using biography articles as political attack pages is pretty much a textbook case of POV-pushing, even it it wasn't a BLP article. The word choice in those edits was simply egregious, with the bill being "gutted" and taxpayers being "shocked." But I think the POV and sourcing issues were secondary to the fact that it was a clear case of WP:SYNTH. There's no source that connects Corbett with Solyndra, but the editor draws these separate threads together to create a narrative. That would be great for a blog or newspaper, but we don't do original research here. So yeah, you made the right call. Let me know if you ever need me to look at it again. -LtNOWIS (talk) 02:29, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
      • Or rather, there is a source that indirectly connects Corbett with Solyndra, but the stuff about the one bill's language going into another bill is all OR. -LtNOWIS (talk) 02:37, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

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  • That was deliberate. "Shortsword" is an actual thing with a definition. -LtNOWIS (talk) 21:13, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Amy Kremer listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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  • Thanks for the notification, even if I have no memory of creating that redirect. -LtNOWIS (talk) 03:47, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

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Kate Middleton[edit]

is jewish, as said by jewish law, cause her mother (named Goldsmith, a typical jewish name) is jewish. That's it what problem do you have with jews? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.3.25.92 (talk) 03:04, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

  • Even though Carole Middleton's maiden name was Goldsmith, she was not Jewish. -LtNOWIS (talk) 00:04, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Jamie Radtke for deletion[edit]

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  • I went ahead and gave this message to the person who actually expanded this redirect into an article. -LtNOWIS (talk) 08:10, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

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DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, July 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, July 13 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 00:15, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

You're Invited: Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the Smithsonian[edit]

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Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum

You're invited to the Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon, part of a series of edit-a-thons organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum to add and expand articles about American art and artists on Wikipedia.

This event will include a catered lunch and special tours of the Luce Foundation Center for American Art and the Lunder Conservation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Meet at G Street Lobby (9th St. & G St. NW, Washington, D.C.)

Capacity is limited, so please sign up today!

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DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, August 24![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, August 24 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 03:56, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Wednesday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Wednesday, August 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 11:31, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Meet up with local Wikipedians on September 14![edit]

Are you free on Saturday, September 14? If so, please join Wikimedia DC and local Wikipedians for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages are welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please visit the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 18:48, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 5 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 14:47, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Article Feedback Tool update[edit]

Hey LtNOWIS. I'm contacting you because you're involved in the Article Feedback Tool in some way, either as a previous newsletter recipient or as an active user of the system. As you might have heard, a user recently anonymously disabled the feedback tool on 2,000 pages. We were unable to track or prevent this due to the lack of logging feature in AFT5. We're deeply sorry for this, as we know that quite a few users found the software very useful, and were using it on their articles.

We've now re-released the software, with the addition of a logging feature and restrictions on the ability to disable. Obviously, we're not going to automatically re-enable it on each article—we don't want to create a situation where it was enabled by users who have now moved on, and feedback would sit there unattended—but if you're interested in enabling it for your articles, it's pretty simple to do. Just go to the article you want to enable it on, click the "request feedback" link in the toolbox in the sidebar, and AFT5 will be enabled for that article.

Again, we're very sorry about this issue; hopefully it'll be smooth sailing after this :). If you have any questions, just drop them at the talkpage. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) 21:42, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 26 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 05:43, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Sunday? Join us for a special Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for a special WikiSalon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library's Digital Commons Center. We will gather at 3 PM on Sunday, October 13, 2013 to discuss an important topic: what can Wikipedia and the DC area do to help each other? We hope to hear your thoughts and suggestions; if you have an idea you would like to pursue, please let us know and we will help!

Following the WikiSalon, we will be having dinner at a nearby restaurant, Ella's Wood Fired Pizza.

If you're interested in attending, please sign up at the event page. We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 02:02, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Meetups coming up in DC![edit]

Hey!

You are invited to two upcoming events in DC:

  • Meetup at Capitol City Brewery on Saturday, January 25 at 6 PM. Please join us for dinner, drinks, socializing, and discussing Wikimedia DC activities and events. All are welcome! RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.
  • Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, February 1 from Noon – 5 PM. Join us as we improve articles on notable women in history! All are welcome, regardless of age or level of editing experience. RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.

I hope to see you there!

(Note: If you do not wish to receive talk page messages for DC meetups, you are welcome to remove your username from this page.)

Harej (talk) 00:07, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Coming up in February![edit]

Hello there!

Our February WikiSalon is coming up on Sunday, February 23. Join us at our gathering of Wikipedia enthusiasts at the Kogod Courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery with an optional dinner after. As usual, all are welcome. Care to join us?

Also, if you are available, there is an American Art Edit-a-thon being held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Professor Andrew Lih's COMM-535 class at American University on Tuesday, February 11 from 2 to 5 PM. Please RSVP on the linked page if you are interested.

If you have any ideas or preferences for meetups, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/DC.

Thank you, and hope to see you at our upcoming events! Harej (talk) 18:41, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

Though we have a massive snowstorm coming up, spring is just around the corner! Personally, I am looking forward to warmer weather.

Wikimedia DC is looking forward to a spring full of cool and exciting activities. In March, we have coming up:

  • Evening WikiSalon on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 PM – 9 PM. Meet up with Wikipedians for coffee at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle! If you cannot make it in the evening, join us at our...
  • March Meetup on Sunday, March 23 from 3 PM – 6 PM. Our monthly weekend meetup, same place as last month. Meet really cool and interesting people!
  • Women in the Arts 2014 meetup and edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 30 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Our second annual Women in the Arts edit-a-thon, held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free lunch will be served!

We hope to see you at our upcoming events! If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my talk page.

Harej (talk) 05:11, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

An exciting month of wiki events![edit]

Hello there,

I am pleased to say that April will be a very exciting month for Wikipedia in Washington, DC. We have a lot of different events coming up, so you will have a lot to choose from.

First, a reminder that our second annual Women in the Arts Edit-a-Thon will take place on Sunday, March 30 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Coming up in April, we have our first-ever Open Government WikiHack with the Sunlight Foundation on April 5–6! We are working together to use open government data to improve the Wikimedia projects, and we would love your help. All are welcome, regardless of coding or editing experience. We will also be having a happy hour the day before, with refreshments courtesy of the Sunlight Foundation.

On Friday, April 11 we are having our first edit-a-thon ever with the Library of Congress. The Africa Collection Edit-a-Thon will focus on the Library's African and Middle East Reading Room. It'll be early in the morning, but it's especially worth it if you're interested in improving Wikipedia's coverage of African topics.

The following day, we are having our second annual Wiki Loves Capitol Hill training. We will discuss policy issues relevant to Wikimedia and plan for our day of outreach to Congressional staffers that will take place during the following week.

There are other meetups in the works, so be sure to check our meetup page with the latest. I hope to see you at some of these events!

All the best,
James Hare

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Two edit-a-thons coming up![edit]

Hello there!

I'm pleased to tell you about two upcoming edit-a-thons:

  • This Tuesday, April 29, from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, we have the Freer and Sackler edit-a-thon. (Sorry for the short notice!)
  • On Saturday, May 10 we have the Wikipedia APA edit-a-thon, in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

We have more stuff coming up in May and June, so make sure to keep a watch on the DC meetup page. As always, if you have any recommendations or requests, please leave a note on the talk page.


Best,

James Hare

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Meet up with us[edit]

Happy May!

There are a few meetups in DC this month, including an edit-a-thon later this month. Check it out:

  • On Thursday, May 15 come to our evening WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle. If you're available Thursday evening, feel free to join us!
  • Or if you prefer a Saturday night dinner gathering, we also have our May Meetup at Capitol City Brewing Company. (Beer! Non-beer things too!)
  • You are also invited to the Federal Register edit-a-thon at the National Archives later this month.

Come one, come all!

Best,

James Hare

(To unsubscribe, remove your username here.) 20:20, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]

Greetings!

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Wikimedia DC has yet another busy month in June. Whether you're a newcomer to Wikipedia or have years of experience, we're happy to see you come. Here's what's coming up:

  • On Wednesday, June 11 from 7 to 9 PM come to the WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space. Hang out with Wikipedia enthusiasts!
  • Saturday, June 14 is the Frederick County History Edit-a-Thon from 11 AM to 4 PM. Help improve local history on Wikipedia.
  • The following Saturday, June 21, is the June Meetup. Dinner and drinks with Wikipedians!
  • Come on Tuesday, June 24 for the Wikipedia in Your Library edit-a-thon at GWU on local and LGBT history.
  • Last but not least, on Sunday, June 29 we have the Phillips Collection Edit-a-Thon in honor of the Made in America exhibit.

Wikipedia is better with friends, so why not come out to an event?

Best,

James Hare

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The Great American Wiknic and other events in July[edit]

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I am pleased to announce our fourth annual picnic, the Great American Wiknic, will take place at Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 5 PM (rain date: July 20). We will be hanging out by the statue of Dante Alighieri, a statue that was donated to the park in 1921 as a tribute to Italian Americans. Read more about the statue on Wikipedia. If you would like to sign up for the picnic, you can do so here. When signing up, say what you’re going to bring!

July will also feature the second annual Great American Wiknic in Frederick, Maryland. This year’s Frederick picnic will take place on Sunday, July 6 at Baker Park. Sign up here for the Frederick picnic.

What else is going on in July? We have the American Chemical Society Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, July 12, dedicated to notable chemists, and our monthly WikiSalon on Wednesday, July 16.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon![edit]

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Greetings!

Sorry for the last minute update, but our friends at the DC Historical Society have scheduled a Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle fought in the District. The event will last from noon to 2 PM on Wednesday, July 30. Hope you can make it!

Best,

James Hare

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Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

Come one and come all. To a presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history.

Picture your self leading the masses to improve Wikimedia one article at a time.
  • Show the Internet who is the better editor.
  • Be the creator of culture that you know you are.
  • Spread the knowledge of noteworthy people who no one but you cares about.
  • Lead the charge to a better Wikipedia --- eventually.


Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:08, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

See you at the Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street, Laurel, MD on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST. See http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205494212/ for more information. Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC invites revolutionaries, free thinkers, and other sundry editors to a DC WikiSalon[edit]

The WikiSalon is a special meetup usually held during the first and third full weeks of every month, from 7 PM to 9 PM. It's an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss Wikimedia wikis and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own.

If you're coming by Metro, the closest station is Dupont Circle (on the Red Line). If you're driving, a lot of parking opens up downtown after 6:30 PM, so finding a parking space (even a free one) should be easy. Once you've found the building, go to Cove on the second floor. We will be in the conference room.

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: The Cove, Dupont Circle, 1730 Connecticut Avenue NW, 2nd floor, 20009, DC


For more information, see http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205500822/


My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:25, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC's Wonderful meetups[edit]

Wikimedia DC's Upcoming meetups

  • Thursday, September 11: “Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet, One Article at a Time!”
    A presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history. Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street in Laurel, MD. 7 PM.
  • Wednesday, September 17: WikiSalon
    Come for the pizza, stay for the conversation. 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Saturday, September 20: September Meetup
    Get dinner and drinks with fellow Wikipedians! 6 PM
  • Sunday, September 21: Laurel History Edit-a-Thon
    Local history for Wikipedia! 10:15 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28: Please RSVP for the Open Government WikiHack at Eventbrite by clicking on the link. The National Archives and Records Administration and Wikimedia DC are teaming up to come up with solutions that help integrate government data into Wikipedia. 10:30 AM – 5 PM each day

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 22:49, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

The wonderful annual meeting! And more![edit]

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Hello, fellow Wikipedian!

I am excited to announce our upcoming Annual Meeting at the National Archives! We'll have free lunch, an introduction by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, and a discussion featuring Ed Summers, the creator of CongressEdits. Join your fellow DC-area Wikipedians on Saturday, October 18 from 12 to 4:30 PM. RSVP today!

Also coming up we have the Human Origins edit-a-thon on October 17 and the WikiSalon on October 22. Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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End-of-the-year meetups[edit]

Hello,

You're invited to the end-of-the-year meetup at Busboys and Poets on Sunday, December 14 at 6 PM. There is Wi-Fi, so bring your computer if you want!

You are also invited to our WikiSalon on Thursday, December 18 at 7 PM.

Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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Global account[edit]

Hi LtNOWIS! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me on my talk page. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 16:46, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Museum hacks and museum edits[edit]

Hello there!

Upcoming events:

  • February 6–8: The third annual ArtBytes Hackathon at the Walters Art Museum! This year Wikimedia DC is partnering with the Walters for a hack-a-thon at the intersection of art and technology, and I would like to see Wikimedia well represented.
  • February 11: The monthly WikiSalon, same place as usual. RSVP on Meetup or just show up!
  • February 15: Wiki Loves Small Museums in Ocean City. Mary Mark Ockerbloom, with support from Wikimedia DC, will be leading a workshop at the Small Museum Association Conference on how they can contribute to Wikipedia. Tons of representatives from GLAM institutions will be present, and we are looking for volunteers. If you would like to help out, check out "Information for Volunteers".

I am also pleased to announce events for Wikimedia DC Black History Month with Howard University and NPR. Details on those events soon.

If you have any questions or have any requests, please email me at james.hare@wikimediadc.org.

See you there! – James Hare

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Wikimedia DC celebrates Black History Month, and more![edit]

Hello again!

Not even a week ago I sent out a message talking about upcoming events in DC. Guess what? There are more events coming up in February.

First, as a reminder, there is a WikiSalon on February 11 (RSVP here or just show up) and Wiki Loves Small Museums at the Small Museum Association Conference on February 15 (more information here).

Now, I am very pleased to announce:

There is going to be a lot going on, and I hope you can come to some of the events!

If you have any questions or need any special accommodations, please let me know.


Regards,

James Hare


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Editing for Women's History in March[edit]

Hello,

I am very excited to announce this month’s events, focused on Women’s History Month:

  • Sunday, March 8: Women in the Arts 2015 Edit-a-thon – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Women in the Arts and ArtAndFeminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Wednesday, March 11: March WikiSalon – 7 PM to 9 PM
    An evening gathering with free-flowing conversation and free pizza.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup (or just show up!)
  • Friday, March 13: NIH Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon – 9 AM to 4 PM
    In honor of Women’s History Month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is organizing and hosting an edit-a-thon to improve coverage of women in science in Wikipedia. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 21: Women in STEM Edit-a-Thon at DCPL – 12 PM
    Celebrate Women's History Month by building, editing, and expanding articles about women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields during DC Public Library's first full-day edit-a-thon.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Friday, March 27: She Blinded Me with Science, Part III – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Smithsonian Institution Archives Groundbreaking Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Free lunch courtesy of Wikimedia DC!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 28: March Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup

Hope you can make it to an event! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Thanks,

James Hare

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Upcoming attractions in DC[edit]

Hello!

Here are some upcoming DC meetups in April and May:

  • Tuesday, April 14: National Archives Hackathon on Wikipedia Space with American University – 2:30-5pm
    See the latest work on the Wikipedia Space exhibit in the new NARA Innovation Hub and brainstorm on new ideas for a public exhibit about Wikipedia
  • Friday, April 17: Women in Tech Edit-a-thon with Tech LadyMafia – 5-9pm
    Team up with Tech LadyMafia to improve Wikipedia content on women in the history of technology.
  • Saturday, April 25: April Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
  • Friday, May 1: International Labour Day Edit-a-Thon – 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    An edit-a-thon at the University of Maryland

Hope to see you at these events! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Cheers,

James Hare

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[2] Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 23:43, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

  • I actually have no memory of making that edit. Either my finger slipped or someone was using my account. -LtNOWIS (talk) 00:12, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
    • No worries, I assumed it was a watchlist misclick but wanted to be sure! Might be worth changing your password just to be sure. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:16, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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A page you started (Ervin Yen) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating Ervin Yen, LtNOWIS!

Wikipedia editor FallingGravity just reviewed your page, and wrote this note for you:

Pretty good biographical article. It gives some basic information about his life and career, though I'm sure if you dig further you'll find more to add. Good job with the sources, though watch out for WP:Bare URLs.

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February events and meetups in DC[edit]

Greetings from Wikimedia DC!

February is shaping up to be a record-breaking month for us, with nine scheduled edit-a-thons and several other events:

We hope to see you at one—or all—of these events!

Do you have an idea for a future event? Please write to us at info@wikimediadc.org!

Kirill Lokshin (talk) 16:40, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

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Wikiproject United States Coast Guard Auxiliary[edit]

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

COASTIE I am (talk) 01:22, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

March events and meetups in DC[edit]

Greetings from Wikimedia DC!

Looking for something to do in DC in March? We have a series of great events planned for the month:

Can't make it to an event? Most of our edit-a-thons allow virtual participation; see the guide for more details.

Do you have an idea for a future event? Please write to us at info@wikimediadc.org!

Kirill Lokshin (talk) 16:30, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Good job in general man, keep it up. Nofix (talk) 07:00, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

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