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U2[edit]

Please don't. --John (talk) 16:02, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Re:U2 tone[edit]

Your presumption is incorrect; it has been shown repeatedly on the talk page that "U2 are" is correct when using British English. The U2 article is written using British English, and per WP:ENGVAR the opening sentence is correct and should not be changed. The article uses British English, not American English. Get over it. MelicansMatkin (talk) 18:52, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

no need to sign in edit comments[edit]

Only in Talk pages, you can sign.--GDibyendu (talk) 14:57, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

"the Ukraine"[edit]

is not correct. please see [1]. -- Y not? 17:21, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

Malta[edit]

Hey there. I'm afraid I find some of the edits you are making rather unacceptable, in an historical revisionism sort of way. The choice of words is carefully chosen, and not entirely open to rewrites, certainly not without consensus. If you would like to propose changes, please raise them on the talk page; re-writing history is not acceptable. Of course, this may not (hopefully!) be your intention, but considering the sorts of editors who focus on these pages, one should always be alert. Thanks for your understanding and attention. Ελληνικά όρος ή φράση (talk) 14:27, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Also, you seem to have some difficulties with the English language; "relieved" ("relief") does not simply refer to bowel movements. Please be careful, this is the English language wiki and some proficiency in the language is required. Ελληνικά όρος ή φράση (talk) 14:31, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
My comments were not aggressive - I was simply pointing out a statement of fact, and suggesting the use of talk pages as appropriate. Also, you didn't sign your post properly. Take care, Ελληνικά όρος ή φράση (talk) 00:55, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Signing posts[edit]

Hi. I noticed in some of your recent edit summaries that you've been adding four tildes to sign them (~~~~). You actually don't need to sign edit summaries (as it has no effect, and the editor who made the edit can be seen in the page history). You only have to sign your comments on talk pages, like this one, and article discussion pages. If you knew this already, or don't understand a word I say, then sorry, (the following is produced by ~~~~) Lord Spongefrog, (I am Czar of all Russias!) 15:51, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Harry Männil[edit]

Thank you for reviewing the Harry Männil article and cleaning up where necessary. I made some additions to the article and I'd be grateful, if you took another glance at it, if it's not too much hassle. Here is the diff of my changes. Best wishes, Quibik (talk) 23:49, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! :) —Quibik (talk) 17:01, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Your welcome-Masterknighted (talk) 19:40, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Recent death tag[edit]

User:Masterknighted - you have been inappropriately adding the Template:Recent deaths tag to articles. This template should only be used when many editors (perhaps a hundred or more) are editing the article on the same day. Do not use it merely to tag the article of a recently deceased person. - Crosbiesmith (talk) 20:37, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Have you now read the template guidelines? Have you consciously decided to ignore them? - Crosbiesmith (talk) 15:16, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

I read it why don't you lecture everyone else wo puts those tags up there nowMasterknighted (talk) 15:22, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

What Crosbiesmith said. Please don't add the tag to every recent death. Rettetast (talk) 21:20, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

February 2010[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg Please stop adding unreferenced controversial biographical content to articles or any other Wikipedia page, as you did at Paul O'Grady. Content of this nature could be regarded as defamatory and is in violation of Wikipedia policy. If you continue, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Nothing about his death on the news. I suggest you stop making that kind of edit. Rodhullandemu 17:38, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

I only added it after I saw him listed on recent deaths- I made a mistake I did not list him as dead on the recent deaths page
If he had been listed in Deaths in 2010, it should have been reliably sourced; per policy on biographies, we require cast-iron sources before making edits like that. Cheers. Rodhullandemu 17:43, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Once again I did not list him there. My high crime was to put the recent death tag and change the tense of is to was without reading the obituaries source which next time I should in advance. So perhaps your charges were a bit overeaching.

You should not add the recent deaths tag to articles, the only exceptions being heavily edited articles. In this case, you were the first person to edit the article today. - Crosbiesmith (talk) 20:52, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
Hey there. I saw you make this edit to the article. Please do not do that again without providing a source. Thank you. NW (Talk) 20:40, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

James Rossant[edit]

Could you please check citations/references added to James Rossant? Saw your name on the article history. Many thanks - Aboudaqn —Preceding undated comment added 17:45, 17 February 2010 (UTC). I just edited the phrasing. I did not insert the biographical materialMasterknighted (talk) 19:18, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Nelson W. Aldrich Jr.[edit]

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Edited this editor believes notability established. Still a work in progress.Masterknighted (talk) 01:33, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of Jean-Louis Bourgeois[edit]

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the article was keptMasterknighted (talk) 18:52, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

FLC nomination[edit]

Masterknighted, JuneGloom07 Talk? , Courcelles (talk) and I nominated the article List of awards and nominations received by Up in the Air for FLC. This list is a child article to Up in the Air (film). I would appreciate your considered comments regarding the nomination on Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of accolades received by Up in the Air/archive1. --Dan Dassow (talk) 13:54, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Grant's tomb[edit]

Make and and all changes, I just added the empty infobox template. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 01:50, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Date formatting[edit]

Please see WP:DATE and specifically WP:DATESNO for correct formatting instructions for dates. In particular, Wikipedia does not use ordinal suffixes such as the kind you have inserted here. Thanks. Canadian Paul 06:21, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Palisades Center[edit]

Hi. Regarding your edit to Palisades Center, please remember to cite a reliable source when adding information to articles, in order to comply with the site's policies on Verifiability and Original Research. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 23:25, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

sure, there is a big huge IHOP sign up in the hall in the mall that says IHOP coming soon is that reliable- do you have a reliable source attached to every restaurant you have listed there- I have also seen the forever 21 and it is on my list of things to do to reliable source thatMasterknighted (talk) 18:17, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

No, personal knowledge is not reliable, that's called original research, which is not permitted, because it cannot be verified by readers per the Verifiability Policy. A reliable source is one that's been published by a credentialed, recognized authority. And yes, I've worked to make sure that every all information in the article, including names of restaurants and stores mentioned, is supported by a reliable source. Check out the list of anchor stores in the Layout section for an example of this. But if I missed anything, feel free to fact tag it or remove it. (Sorry for this late response, but I was unaware of the your above response to my May message.) Hope to see you at the next NYC Meetup. Happy Holidays! Nightscream (talk) 05:33, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
Happy New Year to you too. :-) However, I'm not following. What information in the article are you referring to that needs to be sourced, and why do you need me to source it? Can you clarify? Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 20:02, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
I think you can make the determination from what appears not to be journalistic sources but, rather websites associated with the mall itself and other similar avenues, as to what you deem appropriate to keep order in your hallways. Perhaps there is not a source yet proper enough and we should wait, but I do not want to post and be wrong so I am appealing to your oversightMasterknighted (talk) 20:08, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

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I. K. Gujral[edit]

Good job on the cleaning of the page. Just a heads up to watch for ENGVAR and ovrlinking ;)(Lihaas (talk) 10:22, 1 December 2012 (UTC)).

Proposed deletion of Gary Shapiro (journalist)[edit]

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Turki bin Sultan[edit]

Hello Masterknighted please do not delete his name, since there is no name such as Bin Sultan. Thanks,Egeymi (talk) 17:07, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

... for this. I appreciate it :) --Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 16:39, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for thanking me... anytime--Masterknighted (talk) 16:51, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Caleb Moore[edit]

Just an FYI. AutomaticStrikeout (TC) 17:20, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

thanks hope to see it on the front pageMasterknighted (talk) 17:45, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Caleb Moore[edit]

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Maria Desylla-Kapodistria[edit]

I deleted the article because it was based on a copyright violation. Yes, the words were altered edit by edit. But the original copyright violation was actually still there. And even if it was removed in the final version, the article still had to be deleted because of the copyright violation it was based on. This deletion does not prevent the article from being recreated of course, provided it is started from scratch. Garion96 (talk) 07:19, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Really now if the material from the violation was removed and the source material remained in a way which it was altered so as that it was no longer a violation then it would not have to be removed because properly citing a source is not a violation. So I would appreciate if you would repost it with the violation removed so that I can improve it where it needs to be done. If somebody swipes a pack of gum you do not shoot them you instruct them not to do that again, you in effect rehabilitate them. This article just needed to be corrected.Masterknighted (talk) 14:28, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
It is actually quite simple. Just don't copy & paste copyrighted (not under a free content license) material on Wikipedia. You are free to create the article again. Without the copyvio the article was

" Maria Desylla-Kapodistria (Μαρία Δεσύλλα Καποδίστρια) was the mayor of Corfu from 1956 until 1959. On April 18, 1956 she became the first woman elected mayor of a city in the history of modern Greece. She donated the land on which the Kapodistrias Museum established in 1981 and created in memory of her ancestor Ioannis Kapodistrias, considered the founder of the present Greek state, sits today." (your edit) Garion96 (talk) 14:54, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Thank you Masterknighted (talk) 15:03, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

From v. For[edit]

Hey there. Wanted to discuss something real quick so we dont start a brouhaha. I noticed you took exception to the "For" in refernce to Byrd's Senate designation. I understand what you are saying about the "From" part. But there are other considerations. First, it is a colloquialism in American parlance and is not that in the rest of the World. Secondly, it doesnt matter where the Senator is "From", which can easily be mis-interpreted outside of the US- he could be from the Dark Side of the Moon, but still represent Idaho for instance. We may say that Joe Bob is from Alabama and we know what that means. However, he works "For" the people of Alabama and his Congressional district, which is why he is elected to represent their interests. When we designate MPs or other State elected officials such as India, we use the same terminology in a somewhat standardized set of terms. Another reason, party representation systems such as the one in Thailand or as we found in Tunisia this week gets awkward when you say a MP died from the National Party. How can you be from a Party? Well you cant. You work for a party representing their interests. Respond back to me if you have a question about that. Ciao.Sunnydoo (talk) 01:53, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Let me give you a specific circumstance. John Kerry was born in Aurora, Colorado. He represented (until recently) the state of Massachusetts in Congress as a Senator. You cant say that he was "from" Massachusetts because he was born in Colorado. You can say that he was "for" the state of Massachusetts as far as representing them. Yes, it is a technical point, but we are trying to use a set of standards so that we can incorporate everyone into the system and treat everyone fairly by doing it the same way each time. Likewise the recently departed Lindy Boggs was from a separate district in Louisiana than the one she represented. If you click on the link for a US House of Rep member's state on the board, you should find their specific district info. Again, you could not say she was from that district, but she was for it.Sunnydoo (talk) 15:58, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

The correct designation is the correct designation "the chair recognizes the Seantor from Virginia" on the box listing it says Senator from thats what it is- to put in a set template to explain everything in the same way other than the way it actually is and explain it away as an American colluquioliam is to loose the beauty of the language. What is this a starbucks of information everything should be the same , John Kerry was the Senator from Massachussets-Masterknighted (talk) 13:18, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

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Signifigant changes have been made to the wording.Masterknighted (talk) 22:35, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

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Nancy Dwyer[edit]

I see that you have been instrumental in the Pictures Generation article. Would you consider editing an article for one of the prominent members of that movement, Nancy Dywer? It would be a great help....

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Roy Campbell, Jr. ‎[edit]

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February 2014[edit]

Information icon Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Regarding your edits to Roman Campagna, it is recommended that you use the preview button before you save; this helps you find any errors you have made, reduces edit conflicts, and prevents clogging up recent changes and the page history. Thank you. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 21:03, 3 February 2014 (UTC) Sorry I was trying to change around Cole Thomas to Thomas Cole and I messed up the read on the file in the Campagna gallery it is a wiki commons image can you put it back I cannot fix it

(edit conflict)It's not clear what you are trying to achieve at Roman Campagna, apart from fixing the artist name, for which I thank you. Messing with the filename causes it not to display. I fixed it once after you'd made six or seven unsuccessful attempts, but you went back and broke it again. Any particular reason for that? Also, if you'd kindly preview your edits before saving, the edit history would not be so unnecessarily long ... Thanks, regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 21:08, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Sorry I did not know you were fixing or I would have left it alone so no reason just unaware and I appreciate your repairsMasterknighted (talk) 21:10, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

I'll fix it, no problem. But please, use the preview next time if you don't mind. If it doesn't work in preview, there's no point saving it. Thanks for fixing the name. I've never heard of him, but I notice that his article makes no mention of any visit to Europe, though he obviously went there. Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 21:13, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you so much http://www.thomascole.org/biography-of-thomas-cole//. He was a painter of the Hudson River School though born in England and a teacher of Frederick Edwin ChurchMasterknighted (talk) 21:19, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

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For not From[edit]

John Kerry was born in Colorado. He was not the Senator from Massachusetts. He worked and was elected for the State of Massachusetts.Sunnydoo (talk) 01:20, 30 March 2014 (UTC) How many tomes do we have to have this conversation the senator is addressed as the senator from in the U.S always has beenMasterknighted (talk) 01:23, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

No it is not. Its just of the media likes to play fast and loose with the English language. Its the use of the wrong preposition. I like to use the term House instead of the entire thing. But some on here dont like that so we have to use the entire thing. Its just a case of using the preposition the right way. Just because someone uses it wrongly doesnt justify that we do. The term automobile crash is another. If you look up the word crash, you can see how many times the media uses it incorrectly. When we talk "from" we are most often describing a person's birthplace not in this context. It is easier to say "for" as he is elected and represents the people of Massachusetts and is "for" their interests.Sunnydoo (talk) 01:30, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

It is not the media it is the way the Senators are addressed in session, as described by themselves and there is a residency requirement so that they represent the state they are fromMasterknighted (talk) 03:02, 30 March 2014 (UTC). Goiigle the two terms with the position and a state and tell me what you find overwhelmingMasterknighted (talk) 03:02, 30 March 2014 (UTC) and conclusive evidence that you are wring

Prince Rupert Loewenstein[edit]

Thanks for starting Prince Rupert Loewenstein. I'm adding to the article and will nominate it for a DYK on or before the 27 May deadline. You will, of course, be credited. Edwardx (talk) 09:45, 25 May 2014 (UTC) Thank you and I appreciate your expansion and editing of it. Perhaps you could look at some of the other articles i have started maybe they also require expansion and perhaps could be nominated for dyk. Thanks for the positive feedback it made me feel good Masterknighted (talk) 02:30, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Jack Craciun lll and George J. Wienbarg lll[edit]

A couple notes about this:

You may not have been aware of these deletions, since you seem to have created the pages using lowercase L's for Roman numerals. When writing Roman numerals, one uses the uppercase I (i), not lowercase L (l).

The lowercase L is also frequently used by spammers to "fool" people (e.g. "VlAGRA"). This is why these pages were so speedily deleted, because a deceptive use of the lowercase L is almost always a sign of spam, and is an enormous red flag for admins.

As for Peter Brant II, I simply renamed (moved) the page to have the correct spelling of the Roman numerals.

My physical proximity to the subjects has no bearing on anything, as does my edit frequency. Dmitry Brant (talk) 19:36, 3 June 2014 (UTC)


Well I should perhaps then not have used the lower case but the earlier versions versus these , does not mean that there was not more sourced information this time, so that perhaps thinking that they were done by a spammer we could now retrace our steps and discuss. I appreciate your oversight. And I enjoyed reading your take on the google glassesMasterknighted (talk) 20:25, 3 June 2014 (UTC)


Fortunately, Google cache still contains the non-deleted versions of these two pages.

Unfortunately, after looking at the sources on those pages, and cross-referencing with the deletion discussions, the sources don't appear to be any more improved (the commenters seem to have been aware of the same sources that you provide). Of course, you're welcome to re-create the original pages (with the correct numeral spelling), and have yet another deletion discussion. Dmitry Brant (talk) 20:52, 3 June 2014 (UTC)


Like I was saying, please read the deletion discussions that have already taken place for those pages:

The participants were well aware of the sources. Some notable quotes from those discussions:

  • "Being related to someone famous [Buffalo Bill] is not notability"
  • "Worked at a station that won an award. OK, but that does not make you notable. Worked on a special that included celebrities. OK, but same answer. And so forth. Notability for the subject is not asserted."
  • "I see one trivial, passing reference in a book: Rock 'n' roll and the Cleveland connection (Page 239), but that is all. Not sufficient to meet WP notability requirements."

Once again, feel free to re-create the pages (under their original names), and recover the content that's in Google cache (linked earlier), and we can let the pages go through the normal deletion discussion again. Your contributions are, as always, valued and appreciated; but in these two cases, they simply don't seem to be meeting WP:BIO. Dmitry Brant (talk) 23:11, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Those sources were in the article that came down the first time not the one i wrote this was a different article with different sources which did not get a conversation because it was executed like a wife of Henry the Eighth without any appeal process. There were non notable elements in the first article ... This one dealt with the acting , his journalism for the Christian Post a widely read news source. his involvement with Hollywood sign ( sourced to the Washington Post) and The Buffalo Bill things plays in because the subject of the article made a documentary for the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody whose subject was his then 106 year old Aunt who was in turn Buffalo Bill 's nieceMasterknighted (talk) 14:04, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

If you feel that strongly about it, then you should probably contact the admin(s) who deleted the pages. I have no stake or influence in the matter. Dmitry Brant (talk) 14:57, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

OK, I have enjoyed our conversation after the circumstance did ariseMasterknighted (talk) 15:01, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of William van Cutsem for deletion[edit]

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

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See WP:CANVASS. Given the below I think it is clear that you are expecting support for the retention of this article.TheLongTone (talk) 22:41, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

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Commas in Tony Gwynn[edit]

Regarding your removal of commas before "and" in list items such as this, MOS:SERIAL advises that there is no preference whether commas are used or not, as long as they are consistent. As you didn't leave an edit summary, I thought I'd drop a note here as I wasn't aware of your intention. I though it was (mostly) consistent in this article to include the comma. At any rate, I have no preference as long as it is consistent. Cheers.—Bagumba (talk) 18:53, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Master -- Please stop deleting every serial comma you see. Serial commas are perfectly acceptable. It is not a mistake for it to appear. You are edit-warring over article after article, deleting it. That makes zero sense, since it is perfectly acceptable when it appears. It does not help wikipedia for you to go around stirring up controversy by edit warring and deleting a serial comma another editor has put in whenever you see one. It hurts wikipedia to have editors like you edit warring over something like that. And according to some, such as Strunk and White, serial commas are absolutely required.

Please stop. Or I will ask the administrators to stop you from this unhelpful behavior. I raised this to you before. But you just completely ignored me, and continue deleting serial commas in article after article. If you want to be a helpful editor, that is not the way. Thanks.2604:2000:E016:A700:4484:D7B0:8756:2C26 (talk) 23:51, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

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Hello. This is a short article, and we know who it is. We don't need a reminder of his name every other sentence. When the article is extended, it will perhaps make sense to remind a forgetful reader of his name...Zigzig20s (talk) 19:40, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

It is just improper writing...He , he, he is not correct...Masterknighted (talk) 19:44, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
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Thank you for the barnstar my friend. IT was a blast as well giving the tour for your group, this tour guide does not often get a response such as he got from you guys. i will join project NYC-- i look forward to perhaps seeing you at one of those wiki conferences but they tend to drive me up the wall, but the free pizza is cool. My blog stats flew through the roof as well afterwards, thanks for all the kindnessMasterknighted (talk) 20:38, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

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Language Matters with Bob Holman in French[edit]

Hi. Sorry, but I don't edit French Wikipedia that much and my command of the language is not what it should be, for a Montrealer. best, Shawn in Montreal (talk) 20:25, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

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Johnny Strange[edit]

The statement He was the youngest person to climb Vinson Massif, the youngest to summit the three poles (Mount Everest South and North), and the youngest to complete the adventurer's Grand Slam and is not supported by any sources or by Explorers Grand Slam. It should be removed unless there is a verified source that can support these claims. Liz Read! Talk! 20:36, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!)[edit]

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In conjunction with Archtober and New York Archives Week, the Guggenheim will host its third Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon— to enhance articles related to women in architecture on Wikipedia. The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of Ada Lovelace Day for STEM, and Art+Feminism for art, in a field that, by its nature combines both.

The Guggenheim will work alongside ArchiteXX, the founders of WikiD: Women Wikipedia Design #wikiD, the international education and advocacy program working to increase the number of Wikipedia articles on women in architecture and the built environment. New and experienced editors are welcome.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global partnerships page to discover an edit-a-thon in a city near you or simply join remotely.

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You are invited to join us for a full day and evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering the lives and works of women in architecture.

noon - 8pm (drop-in anytime!) at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Garrett Lobby @ 1071 5th Ave by E 88 St

In conjunction with Archtober and New York Archives Week, the Guggenheim will host its third Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance articles related to women in architecture on Wikipedia. The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of Ada Lovelace Day for STEM, and Art+Feminism for art, in a field that, by its nature combines both.

The Guggenheim will work alongside ArchiteXX, the founders of WikiD: Women Wikipedia Design #wikiD, the international education and advocacy program working to increase the number of Wikipedia articles on women in architecture and the built environment. New and experienced editors are welcome.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global partnerships page to discover an edit-a-thon in a city near you or simply join remotely.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 19:58, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

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Sunday Nov 22: Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon & Women In Science Edit-a-thon[edit]

Two options for this Sunday: Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon & Women In Science Edit-a-thon
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for one of two edit-a-thons this Sunday, just bring your laptop and an interest in participating!

No special knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia knowledge is required, and there will be Wikipedia training workshops for new folks.


Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon @ Center for Jewish History

  • 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY
  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sun Nov 22

Join at the Center for Jewish History (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the American Soviet Jewry movement.


Women In Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences

  • 7 World Trade Center - 40th Floor
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Sun Nov 22

Join at the NY Academy of Sciences, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of women scientists. Note that seating is limited for the Women in Science event, as well as signing up on-wiki, please RSVP by email.


Bonus event:

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November 2015[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Winkelvi. I noticed that you made a comment on the page Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Garrett Swasey that didn't seem very civil. Wikipedia is built on collaboration, so it's one of our core principles to interact with one another in a polite and respectful manner. If you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Warning is in relation to this edit. -- WV 18:44, 29 November 2015 (UTC) Hello Hero cop was my choice of words I should have said police officer who died in the line of duty protecting innocent lives I said it I did not assign it I enjoy free speech I did not say it as an assigning editor but as a person. ii could have rephrased it as I did now your comments were hostile in and of themselves I will no make anymore comments you can construe as personal I am glad you erased it no offense taken or intentioned happy holidays and farewellMasterknighted (talk) 18:52, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

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'You changed what you wrote you said you deleted it I was ok with it deleted it nyself . I consider your tone to be unfriendly I am desisting from any personal engagement or comments please do the same have a nice day Masterknighted (talk) 19:16, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hereby you receive the Writer's Barnstar for many fine articles that you have created on visual arts, Denmark, and other distinct topics. It's just an example, but I loved your article Six Gun Savior. A lot of work goes into such contributions. Your work for our community encyclopedia is much appreciated!!! gidonb (talk) 02:07, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

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Dec 9: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC; Dec 12: Art & Law editathon + Dec 13: Black Film editathon[edit]

Wednesday December 9, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month, we will also host a Newcomer's Wiki Workshop for those getting started on the encyclopedia project!

We will also include a look at our annual plan and budget ideas, and welcome input from community members on the sorts of projects the chapter should support through both volunteer and budgetary efforts.

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After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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Saturday January 16: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Saturday January 16: Wikipedia Day NYC 2016
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You are invited to join us at New York University for Wikipedia Day NYC 2016, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of Wikipedia 15, the project's global 15th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00am - 7:00 pm at NYU ITP Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway (between Waverly and Washington Place)

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Hey Masterknighted, it's me! Wanted to encourage you to attend Wikipedia Day ^^^ 15 years! That's quite a milestone :) Hope to see you there MusikAnimal talk 16:33, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

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Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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You are invited to join us and the AfroCROWD initiative at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for our upcoming editathon, a part of the Black WikiHistory Month campaign.

12:00pm - 5:00 pm at NYPL Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), by W 135th St

The Wikipedia training and editathon will take place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, with a reception following in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building at 5:00pm.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 19:17, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

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Feb 16: Art+Feminism Training / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim
Feb 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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Tuesday February 16, 5:30pm: Art+Feminism Training / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim
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You are invited to join us for an evening of social Wikipedia training and editing at the Guggenheim, with a workshop given by the Art+Feminism project to prepare for next month's major campaign, and a tour and edit-a-thon of Photo-Poetics: An Anthology.

5:30pm - 8:30pm at Sackler Center Media Lab, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue; enter through 89th Street staff entrance
Wednesday February 17, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month, we will also host a Newcomer's Wiki Workshop for those getting started on the encyclopedia project!

We will also include a look at our annual plan and budget ideas, and welcome input from community members on the sorts of projects the chapter should support through both volunteer and budgetary efforts.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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Saturday, March 5: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Saturday March 5, 10am-5pm: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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You are invited to join us for the MoMA Art+Feminism edit-a-thon on Saturday, to support the expansion of Wikipedia's coverage of women in the arts.

We encourage both people new to Wikipedia, and people who have experience editing online, or have joined us for past edit-a-thon events.

This is by far our biggest event of the year (over 200 participants in the last edition), and every extra hand counts, so please join and volunteer to help us engage new communities!

10:00am - 5:00pm (drop-in anytime!) at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

And bring your interested friends and colleagues!

For those outside of the city, or unable to join on Saturday, check out Art+Feminism regional and global events as well. --Pharos (talk) 21:48, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

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March 16: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

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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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

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We will also vote on nominations for the global Wikimedia Foundation board.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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April 13: WikiWednesday Salon NYC and Mini-Video Opportunity[edit]

Wednesday April 13, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC and Mini-Video Opportunity
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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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Special this month, a Mini-Video opportunity for individuals to share their Wikipedia experiences (during pre-meeting, 6-7pm, and in side-office during regular meetup). A videographer will be present to record 1-3 minute Mini-Videos of folks informally speaking, sharing anything about their Wikipedia-related projects, whether an edit-a-thon they joined, an article they edited, or a class project they were a part of, etc.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (Art+Feminism!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

We will also place our chapter's votes for the global Wikimedia Foundation board.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

6:00pm - 7:00pm Mini-Video and social hour
7:00pm - 9:00pm Regular meeting: Introduction for new participants, Noshing, Chapter projects

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) 14:19, 6 April 2016 (UTC)


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Saturday April 30: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim[edit]

Saturday April 30, 1-6pm: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim
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On Saturday April 30, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fourth Wikipedia edit-a-thon — or, #guggathon — to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Asian Month, and Art+Feminism.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global MENA Artists Month partnership page to coordinate international and online events as well.

Time: Presentation: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Edit-a-thon: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (88th Street), New York City, New York 10128
Guests should enter using the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

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May 25: WikiWednesday Salon NYC / Enterprise MediaWiki Conference[edit]

Wednesday May 25, 6pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC / Enterprise MediaWiki Conference
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon.

This month's WikiWednesday Salon, we'll meet and share with the MediaWiki software development community, through a community learning night at NYU on May 25.

6:00 pm: Introduction, pizza
7:00 pm: MediaWiki tutorial, community involvement and extension ideas, novel uses of wiki technology
8:00 pm: State of the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikipedia / Wikimedia community
9:00 pm: Monthly WikiSalon in San Francisco video-link, casual bicoastal chat

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:50, 21 May 2016 (UTC)


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Sunday June 5: Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon[edit]

Sunday June 5, 12-5pm: Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon
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Join us for a full Sunday of social Wikipedia editing at the Center for Jewish History (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to Women in Jewish History.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Expanding coverage of Jewish women on Wikipedia makes these women and their creations discoverable, addresses the gender bias on Wikipedia in a positive way, and works to correct imbalances archival collecting practice and institutional projects that have historically silenced women's narratives.

A training session on editing Wikipedia will be held at 12:30 pm. Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Make edits! Ask questions! Be bold!

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), New York City, New York 10011

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 15:01, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

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June 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

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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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Featuring special guest presentations on Wikipedia Asian Month and Wikipedia Club at Ohio State University.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (Art+Feminism! AfroCrowd!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

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After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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) 01:37, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our AfroCrowd June calendar, June 29 Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA, and July 15 Wiknic @ Central Park, among other upcoming events.

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Wednesday June 29: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Wednesday June 29, 6-8:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us for an evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art Library's second annual Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to LGBT art, culture and history.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Also featuring a lightning talk by CUNY students at the La Guardia and Wagner Archives on a project to document local 1980s HIV/AIDS activism on Wikipedia.

Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 21:02, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

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Sunday July 10: WikNYC Picnic @ Central Park[edit]

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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Manhattan's Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

3–8pm - come by any time! The picnicking area is the southwest section of the Great Lawn, north of the Delacorte Theater, just inside the park at Central Park West between 81st & 82nd. Enter the park at West 81st St.
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We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 14:54, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

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August 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday Auugust 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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Featuring special guest presentations on WikiVerse and Bringing Wikipedia to the Last Mile.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (UN Women!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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) 23:20, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Prep for our chapter elections next month in September (and add your candidacy!): Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Elections

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September 14: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on our agenda, upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (UN Women and CFR!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

Along with the main meeting, hummus and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Featuring a keynote talk this month to be determined! 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) 18:06, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

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Sun October 16: CommonsLab / Open House NY Photo Contest + Hackathon[edit]

Sunday October 16, 2pm: CommonsLab / Open House NY Photo Contest + Hackathon
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On Sunday, October 16, Wikimedia NYC will host a multimedia tutorial, workshop, and hackathon focused on Wikimedia Commons and the work processes for cultural multimedia wiki-projects.

The CommonsLab is the concluding "upload party" to the Wikipedia @ Open House New York Weekend photo scavenger hunt, and an accompanying Wikimedia Commons multimedia hackathon.

The event will take the form of a modified unconference, with sessions for photographers/creatives, editors/writers and hackers/software folks!

2:00pm - 8:00 pm at NYU ITP, Tisch School of Arts, 721 Broadway, 4th Floor

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:35, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

And RSVP now for our next event after this, focusing on Latin American art and artists:

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Saturday October 22: WikiArte Latin American Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

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Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of Latin American artists.

The WikiArte (Wiki Arte y Cultura Latinoamerica) edit-a-thon is a global campaign to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Latin American arts and culture and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

Featuring an opening Artists' Panel at 10am, with Sol Aramendi, Sharon Lee De La Cruz, and Marisa Morán Jahn, to be moderated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, curator at El Museo del Barrio.

The Museum of Modern Art and Fundacion Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros are uniting with international allies to focus on the lives and works of Latin American artists, architects and designers. With keystone events scheduled for October 22 in New York City and other cities throughout the month (Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Caracas, & others), the campaign aims to further similar goals to Art+Feminism.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. Introductory training on the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given throughout the edit-a-thon. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

10:00am - 6:00pm at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue)
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 23:29, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

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Saturday November 12: Women in Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences (plus Sunday Indigenous People's Justice event)[edit]

Saturday November 12, 12-4pm: Women in Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences
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Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at NY Academy of Sciences (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering Women in science for their second annual edit-a-thon!.

This event also coincides with the year-long celebration of the Academy's 200th Anniversary and a Women in Red online campaign.

Beginning and experienced Wikipedia writers are both welcome, and there will be helpers on hand to assist those new to editing the encyclopedia.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 19:26, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

And RSVP now for our other event this Sunday in Brooklyn, focusing on Indigenous communities and social justice:

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Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim[edit]

Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim
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On Saturday December 3, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fifth Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from Greater China. The event will cap off Wikipedia Asian Month, an online campaign dedicated to augmenting Asian content on Wikipedia throughout November.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia, and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support. Editors are invited to view the exhibition Tales of Our Time following the event.

The Guggenheim aims to raise awareness of the artists featured in the Tales of Our Time exhibition supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, and Art+Feminism.

  • Enter at the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 09:46, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

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Editor of the Week [17 December 2016][edit]

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I nominate Masterknighted for his persistent efforts in the creation and editing of articles. Often editors will hurriedly introduce new information to an article, without placing a full citation, or with spelling and grammatical errors. Masterknighted has dedicated time to create relevant articles and to fix the edits of others, doing the tedious work of completing the citation information. Masterknighted has a great positive attitude in discussions with other editors and is not a fan a deletionists. He does excellent work!

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December 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (plus Wikipedia Day on Jan 15!)[edit]

Wednesday December 21, 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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This will be the holiday party! Celebrate a December holiday with us, or in wiki-fashion, edit the calendar itself and join us to celebrate any holiday of your choice regardless of when it usually happens.

Featuring special guest presentations on structure data, university library meetups, metrics and reporting, and other topics.

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

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, savory and sweet pies and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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) 21:43, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Great working with you. Happy Holidays and Prosperous 2017. Quis separabit? 05:50, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Great working with you. Happy Holidays and Prosperous 2017. Quis separabit? 05:50, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Deaths in 2016 vandalism[edit]

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Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC 2017
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day NYC 2017, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

With special guests Katherine Maher of the Wikimedia Foundation and Tim Wu of Columbia Law School speaking on our Post-truth panel!

Also featuring an International/Multilingual panel, a Documenting Activism panel, a Multimedia/Tech Panel, a Science panel, an Art panel, and more.

And there will be cake.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00am - 7:00 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

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) 14:57, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Rob Stewart[edit]

That's your own research. I looked it up and unconscious or not hypothermia sets in. The maximum one can survive is two hours. So it's more than evident when he died Rusted AutoParts 23:11, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

it does not matter the official cause of death is undermined and you ar e not a coroner so you cannot assume that is what happened, probability is not a definitiveMasterknighted (talk) 23:13, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

"he was already unconcious hit but he may have floated away and stayed afloat alive before sinking or come to... so therefore he may have still been alive"

You just have more credence to him Dying on the 31st. He disappeared from sight, meaning he went under. Holding your breath, long st you can survive is at best under an hour if you were really trying. Bit he was unconscious. Anyway, I'll wait for a source but it a scientific certainty he died the 31st Rusted AutoParts 23:34, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

February 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday February 15, 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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Featuring special guest presentations on WikiProject La Guardia and Wagner Archives, WikiProject Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wiki Loves the Dominican Republic, and more.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

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

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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) 22:17, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Get ready now for Black WikiHistory Month Weekend:

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Merle Keitel[edit]

I had to delete Merle Keitel, as it was an unambiguous copyright violation from Fordham University. I'm very happy to answer any questions you may have on this deletion. --Yamla (talk) 17:54, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

I'll change some of the wording and phrasing so it does not plagiarize thanks for your oversightMasterknighted (talk) 17:57, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Great! Thanks for understanding. Copyright can be tricky at the best of times. --Yamla (talk) 18:00, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
I have done some amendments to the article to bring it in compliance with copyright law and the copyright policy of this website. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 22:38, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

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March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA (and beyond!)[edit]

Saturday March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54th Street, on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. There will be childcare, snacks, multiple trainings and panel discussions. People of all gender identities and expressions welcomed and encouraged to attend.

This year’s edit-a-thon kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with a conversation about information activism with writer Joanne McNeil and Data & Society Research Institute Fellow Zara Rahman, moderated by Kimberly Drew, the social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, creator of the Tumblr “Black Contemporary Art,” and the person behind @museummammy on Instagram. Afternoon breakout groups will engage in focused discussions about related issues, including intersectionality and librarianship, power structures in notability guidelines on Wikipedia, and radical archives. --Pharos (talk) 18:46, 7 March 2017 (UTC)


And a broader calendar of events on the theme this week/weekend, and the next:

  • Mar 08 - Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology
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  • Mar 11 -Purchase College Library
11am - 4pm
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  • Mar 11 - The Museum of Modern Art
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MoMA event
  • Mar 12 - Interference Archive
2pm - 6pm
in Brooklyn, NY
Interference Archive event
  • Mar 12 - Kickstarter HQ
10am - 5pm
in Brooklyn, NY
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  • Mar 18 -SVA Library
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Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel[edit]

Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel
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On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, and following on the recent Art+Feminism campaign, we'll focus on building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 05:13, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

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April 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday April 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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

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Jonathan Demme[edit]

Hi Masterknighted. Thanks for your edits at Jonathan Demme. I wonder would you consider adding your support for an RD posting at Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates? Many thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:41, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

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Edit summaries[edit]

Could you please use edit summaries please? Edwardx (talk) 21:49, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

Sunday May 21: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon + global online challenge[edit]

Sunday May 21, 10:30 am - 4:30pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon: Met Open Access Initiative is the Metropolitan Museum of Art's first edit-a-thon, being hosted on Sunday May 21, 2017 in Thomas J. Watson Library at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The Met is excited to make available over 375,000 images of public domain artworks for contribution to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse collection onsite and remotely. The event is a key marker too of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's first Wikimedian-in-Residence program, with resident Richard Knipel (User:Pharos), along with Wikimedia NYC. We invite you to help enhance Wikimedia communities and platforms with open access images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The event requires pre-registration. To register, 1) please sign-up with Eventbrite via The Met's website and 2) add your Wikipedia username to the #Participants on the wikimeetup page. Please check-in with museum staff when you arrive at the Thomas J. Watson Library within the museum.

We also welcome remote participation for the global Met Open Access Artworks Challenge (15 May - 30 June, 2017), you can sign up there at Met Open Access Artworks Challenge/Participants. --Pharos (talk) 16:23, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

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Hubert Davis (artist)[edit]

Hello, thank you for expanding this article. If you could, may you please fix the bare links used for your sources? Normally, I would just do it myself but, being the experienced editor that you are, you really should take the time to do it yourself. Merci!TheGracefulSlick (talk) 01:46, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

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

Wednesday May 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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Topics this month include the TED wikiproject, the Met wikiproject, and encouraging free video on Wikimedia Commons!

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

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

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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) 19:31, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

  • P.S. bonus event this weekend:

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