User talk:LumaNatic

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February 2019[edit]

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You have been blocked from editing for a period of 1 week for violating your community topic ban about "anything to do with race, racism, racial history and politics, slavery, or white supremacy". Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions.
If you think there are good reasons for being unblocked, please read the guide to appealing blocks, then add the following text below the block notice on your talk page: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}.   Sandstein 10:17, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

@Drmies: this is a shame. Have you got any advice to give? So far as I'm concerned, I'd really like to see this editor convince the community that they can edit collaboratively with others on the important topics that they've been working on. That will entail of course not only being civil to other editors but following our policies and guidelines in their editing, but if they (or I should be saying you, LumaNatic) can do it they could be a real asset. After the block I'd suggest finding some other areas to edit in and working in those areas with others. That's the way to lay a foundation for an appeal. Doug Weller talk 12:00, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Doug Weller, As a Wikipedian in Residence and a Wikipedia Fellow, LumaNatic has been given plenty of advice and mentoring about editing Wikipedia. His failure to follow Wikipedia policies and guidelines is entirely due to his desire not to, and has nothing to do with any gap in his understanding of the PNG. Because of the many, many warnings he has been given, I am very doubtful that further advice or mentoring would change anything. Natureium (talk) 15:20, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
This block should have never happened - I didn't violate the topic ban - I was actually asked to edit the AfroCROWD event, because as their former intern I'm co-hosting the event, which is about a former town in Houston, Texas, as part of my thesis. I was out off the country presenting said thesis and had slow internet so it was moot, but I'm requesting a retroactive unblock, and repeal of the ban in the first place because it was punitive and unwarranted - I in no way disrupted Wikipedia, and as many editors said in the discussion, it was punitive, vindictive and totally unnecessary. --LumaNatic (talk) 20:32, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
There's no such thing as a retroactive unblock. As far as appealing the topic ban goes, see WP:UNBAN. --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 21:14, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:WikiProject Ivy League[edit]

Ambox warning orange.svg Wikipedia:WikiProject Ivy League, a page which you created or substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; you may participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Ivy League and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:WikiProject Ivy League during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Doug Weller talk 15:44, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:WikiProject Data Science[edit]

Ambox warning orange.svg Wikipedia:WikiProject Data Science, a page which you created or substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; you may participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Data Science and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:WikiProject Data Science during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Doug Weller talk 15:50, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:WikiProject Oral History[edit]

Ambox warning orange.svg Wikipedia:WikiProject Oral History, a page which you created or substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; you may participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Oral History and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:WikiProject Oral History during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Doug Weller talk 14:11, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:WikiProject Ivy League[edit]

A tag has been placed on Category:WikiProject Ivy League requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

associated wikiproject was deleted

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Feb 27 WikiWednesday Salon + Mar 2 MoMA Art+Feminism and beyond[edit]

February 27, 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, 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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 09:00, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Saturday March 2: MoMA Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon
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Art+Feminism’s sixth-annual MoMA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will take place at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 4 West 54 Street, on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. People of all gender identities and expressions are encouraged to attend.

And on Sunday this weekend:

Stay tuned for other Art+Feminism and related edit-a-thons throughout the month!

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Topic ban[edit]

You were recently blocked for violation for your topic ban, so I know you haven't forgotten about it. Why did you create Category:WikiHBCUDIO today when you are topic banned from this? Natureium (talk) 17:50, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

I am not banned from the usergroup I created as part of my fellowship, residency and Visiting Scholarship - WikiHBCU/DIO is a usergroup initiative I founded back at WikiCon NA 2018, and we're launching our first event for Women's History Month.LumaNatic (talk) 20:21, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes you are. You are banned from anything to do with race, racism, racial history and politics, slavery, or white supremacy, all very broadly construed. That very clearly falls within that area. Natureium (talk) 20:25, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
How so? LumaNatic (talk) 20:28, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
To quote from your new page Thanks for coming today and helping make history with WikiHBCUI/DIO & Weeksville to help close the Wikipedia diversity gap on notable people of African Descent. [...] For the Edit-athon, add at least one sentence or another contribution (photo, audio, etc) to Wikipedia about a notable notable person from Weeksville, or a place or cultural item associated with freedom colonies. This clearly falls under your topic ban quoted above. You may want to familiarize yourself with WP:TBAN. Natureium (talk) 20:34, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
That's the text the site staff sent me - it's a women's history event, they're a historic site - that's the language they wanted, others will add in more topics as the week goes on. I actually have to run to seminar and so repeat - this is an event I'm hosting through my fellowship/residency/scholarship duties for Women's History Month. ("women" includes those branded "black" in the Western dialectic - and Weeksville just happens to be a site in NY that was branded "black," and so the center there wants to help curate a Wikipedia presence to share its knowledge - which is part of my duties as a resident/scholar to help do). Its an EVENT. LumaNatic (talk) 20:44, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
So someone deleted the event page anyway. I'm still trying to understand how you gather that this Women's History event violates a topic ban - are you conflating words like "diversity" with said ban? If so, that's a false equivalency on grammatic and thematic grounds alone. Unless there's a whole other set of ideology you're operating from? LumaNatic (talk) 13:41, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

March 20: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public Library[edit]

March 20, 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, 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! This month, optional post-meetup drinks afterward at 9pm!--Wikimedia New York City Team 18:47, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Saturday March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public Library Art+Feminism Editathon
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Organized by Asia Art Archive in America]and Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs of the New York Public Library and in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, the Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Women in Art in Asia helps participants edit Wikipedia to create and improve articles about women artists and practitioners in and from Asia, including architects, designers, filmmakers, curators, and art historians. Books and research materials—as well as refreshments—will be provided.

Also check out other Art+Feminism and related edit-a-thons throughout the month!

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March 2019[edit]

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You have been blocked from editing for a period of 1 month for violating your community topic ban by creating Columbia University Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS) among other edits. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions.
If you think there are good reasons for being unblocked, please read the guide to appealing blocks, then add the following text below the block notice on your talk page: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}.   Sandstein 20:38, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Creating the dept page of Columbia's newest school isn't violating any topic ban, just because it's called the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies. If you think the African diaspora is about "racism and white supremacy" then (outside of that problematic view/lens/gaze in the first place) everything in the Western world is about "racism and white supremacy," including Wikipedia. But sure, we'll appeal - one of the great things about all of this is that it is all being documented at said university and department, as part of my duties.--LumaNatic (talk) 14:23, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Please see WP:ROLE. FYI. ——SerialNumber54129 14:32, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Lol. I'm the sole editor of my account.--LumaNatic (talk) 14:34, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Then, why the first person plural? ——SerialNumber54129 14:41, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
LumaNatic the issue is that you are topic banned from race and racial history all very broadly construed (in addition to other things). An institute for African American Studes is going to have overlap in those two areas without even very broadly construing the topics. I think you have expertise and passion, not to mention paid time, to positively contribute to Wikipedia. I would like to be able to support some scaling back of your ban in the future. But you need to first show you understand the concerns expressed and can hear feedback and otherwise understand community norms. You had smaller edits on March 6 and 16 which were in a more positive direction. I would hope that there could be other such work fromyou when your ban is up. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 14:45, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
  • The bigger problem here is that you are a WIR at Columbia University, which means that your activities for that should be "to facilitate Wikipedia entries related to that institution's mission, encourage and assist it to release material under open licences, and to develop the relationship between the institution and the Wikimedia community." As far as I can see, apart from advertising meetups on your user page, you're not doing that; there are 164 articles in Category:Columbia_University, many of them in frankly terrible condition, which need to be improved. This is what you, and your editathons, should be doing. Instead, you only appear to have been editing in your own sphere of interest, which you're currently banned from doing. In fact, I can't see a mainspace edit by you on a Columbia University page until going back to 22 December (Columbia Center for Oral History Research, and even that is related to you). Those articles are what you should be concentrating on, and I hope you will do that when your block expires. Black Kite (talk) 16:35, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
    • @Black Kite: I can see that it ain't easy. Among the difficulties of a WIR is the need to steer between the neutrality of an editor and the loyalty of an institutional agent. Scylla and Charybdis. Your suggestion, based on the definition, pushes a WIR in the direction of being a publicity agent for the institution, so it calls for delicate steering. I mostly know WIRs who serve the GLAM sector, for example a university library. This kind of sailor follows an easier path, since the collections of such institutions are usually not very much about the institution itself. The work promotes the aims of the institution, without directly promoting the institution, thus posing little danger of COI. Jim.henderson (talk) 14:23, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

April 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + April 4 and 5: LaGuardia Community College Translatathon 2019[edit]

April 17, 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, 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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 21:06, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Thursday April 4 and Friday April 5: Translat-a-thon NYC 2019 @ LaGuardia Community College
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Translat-a-thon NYC 2019 @ LaGuardia Community College is hosting the second annual Wikipedia Translatathon! At this event on Thursday evening and during the day Friday this week, anyone from the public is invited to LaGuardia to join students, professors, and CUNY faculty in translating Wikipedia articles among any languages which attendees understand. Themes for this event include public health and the history of New York City.

New York City has a large immigrant population and great diversity of speakers of various languages. Among all schools in New York City, LaGuardia has the highest percentage of immigrant students, the highest percentage of students who speak a language other than English as their first language, and the greatest representation of language diversity. It is a strength of LaGuardia that it can present "Wikipedia translatathons", which are Wikipedia translation events.

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Copyright problem on Edward Cabot Clark[edit]

Content you added to the above article appears to have been copied from https://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/20/books/chapters/0520-1st-webe.html, which is not released under a compatible license. Copying text directly from a source is a violation of Wikipedia's copyright policy. Unfortunately, for copyright reasons, the content had to be removed. Content you add to Wikipedia should be written in your own words. Please leave a message on my talk page if you have any questions. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 12:42, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

User:LumaNatic/Freedom colonies[edit]

In case you were unaware, your topic ban also extends to userspace (see WP:TBAN). Please don't edit this page again. Thanks, Black Kite (talk) 23:02, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

May 22: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

May 22, 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. 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.

Featuring this month a presentation by Interference Archive guests, and a group discussion on the role of activist archives and building wiki content based on ephemeral publications and oral histories.

To close off the night, we'll also have Wikidojo - a group collaborative writing activity / vaudeville!

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 Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, 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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 17:10, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

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June 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (stay tuned for Pride on weekend!)[edit]

June 19, 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, 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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 05:37, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Stay tuned for details om next event!
Sunday Jun 23: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Sunday June 23: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art[edit]

June 23, 12:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. Togethe, we'll create new and expand existing Wikipedia articles on LGBT artists and artworks with LGBT themes in the Met collection!

With refreshments, and a special museum tour in the afternoon!

And there will be a wiki-cake!

Open to everyone at all levels of experience, wiki instructional workshop and one-on-one support will be provided.

See also the global Wiki Loves Pride photo contest, as well as the Met's online LGBT Art Writing Contest, and also the LGBT Health Writing Contest.

12:30pm - 4:30 pm at Uris Center for Education, Metropolitan Museum of Art (81st Street entrance) at 1000 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
(note this is just south of the main entrance)

This is the fifth annual Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon supported by Wikimedia NYC! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 16:31, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Stay tuned for details on next event!
Sunday July 14: Great American Wiknic @ Roosevelt Island

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