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AfroCine: Join us for the Months of African Cinema in October![edit]

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You are receiving this message because your username or portal was listed as a participant of a WikiProject that is related to Africa, the Carribean, Cinema or theatre.

This is to introduce you to a new Wikiproject called AfroCine. This new project is dedicated to improving the Wikipedia coverage of the history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the carribbean, and the diaspora. If you would love to be part of this or you're already contributing in this area, kindly list your name as a participant on the project page here.

Furthermore, In the months of October and November, the WikiProject is organizing a global on-wiki contest and edit-a-thon tagged: The Months of African Cinema. If you would love to join us for this exciting event, also list your username as a participant for this event here. In preparation for the contest, please do suggest relevant articles that need to be created or expanded in different countries, during this event!

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me personally on my talkpage! Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 20:50, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Welcome to the Months of African Cinema![edit]

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The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which has been dedicated to improving contents that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

This is a global online edit-a-thon, which is happening in at least 5 language editions of Wikipedia, including the English Wikipedia! Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope. Also remember to list your name under the participants section, if you haven't done so already.

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing Users who are able to achieve the following:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Country Winners
  • Diversity winner
  • High quality contributors
  • Gender-gap fillers
  • Page improvers
  • Wikidata Translators
For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:50, 03 October 2018 (UTC)

Sun October 14: Open House New York Weekend Upload Party @ NYU ITP and Indigenous People's Justice Edit-a-thon @ Interference Archive[edit]

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You are invited to join two events supported by the Wikimedia NYC community on Sunday October 14:

2:00pm - 6:00 pm at ITP, Tisch School of the Arts. New York University (721 Broadway, New York, NY)
The photo competition is at many sites all weekend, this is just the concluding event
2:00 - 5:00pm at Interference Archive (314 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY)
Note the new Park Slope location for Interference Archive

Have a WikiWonderful Weekend! --Pharos (talk) 04:55, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

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October 24: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

October 24, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Triangle Arts Association in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Triangle Arts Association (Suite 317 & 318) at 20 Jay Street, Brooklyn
(note this month we will be meeting in DUMBO, Brooklyn, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 01:29, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

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Sunday Oct 28: Wikidata Birthday Party[edit]

Sunday October 28: Wikidata Birthday Party
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Wikidata, the newest project of the Wikimedia movement, went live on October 29, 2012. Please join Wikimedia New York City as we celebrate its sixth birthday at the Ace Hotel. There will be (optional) lightning talks, casual conversation, and, most importantly, CAKE!

No experience with Wikidata? No problem. This event is open to all.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues on Sunday!--Wikimedia New York City Team 15:33, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Bonus edit-a-thons on Saturday

The day before the Wikiata Birthday, on Saturday, you are also welcome to join Archtober Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ Bard Graduate Center or Black Lunch Table @ Magnum Foundation. Please RSVP to those pages if you plan on joining.

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Shankleville, Texas[edit]

At Shankleville, Texas, you wrote:

Shankleville began as a rural community where African-Americans could live and farm their own land away from the violence of white supremacist activities, the strictures of segregation, and the economic enslavement of sharecropping or working for less than subsistence wages as domestic servants and in other menial jobs. “Black landowners in freedmen’s settlements had a greater measure of protection from direct white aggression.... Freedmen’s settlements were black enclaves that kept to themselves and until the end of Jim Crow few whites wished—or dared—to live there.”

You cited this source. Unfortunately, that source does not support your edit, as it is only a summary of the book. Were you in fact attempting to source the book? Thank you. Magnolia677 (talk) 17:30, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

I sourced this. Have updated to make it more clear ~LumaNatic (talk) 17:50, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of Shankle and McBride family for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Shankle and McBride family 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/Shankle and McBride family until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-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 notice from the top of the article. Magnolia677 (talk) 23:02, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi! The best way to keep the article right now is to find and add more sources to help show where the family is independently notable outside of the town itself. We can also talk more about this on Thursday. (Tagging Ryan (Wiki Ed as well.) Shalor (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:44, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I wanted to give you a bit more information about the process as well:
The Articles for Deletion process is, as its name implies, a process for article deletion on Wikipedia. Discussions typically last for a week's time (but can go on longer depending on the topic and discussion), during which time people can argue for or against the article's deletion. Good ways to argue for an article's inclusion is to show where the topic meets notability guidelines and would not be seen as redundant to an existing article - in this case the nominating editor is concerned that the article's sourcing is more about the town than its founders and that the topic isn't independently notable of the main article on the town. One editor mentioned that a case could be made for a section in the town's article that briefly covers the founders, so this is an option to look into if more sourcing on the founders can't be located.
Until the discussion closes, you can absolutely continue to edit and improve the page. If the page is deleted, you can always ask the admin who closes the discussion to transfer the article to your userspace so you can continue to work on it over time. Let me know if you have any questions about this process! Shalor (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:22, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Many thanks, Shalor (Wiki Ed). Wondering the best way to counter the claim that this doesn't meet Wikipedia's guidelines for notability. -LumaNatic (talk) 19:48, 14 November 2018 (UTC)