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Jeff V. Merkey[edit]

He's indefinitely blocked. I see absolutely no reason to discuss what he might do in the future. Can you please refactor your recent comments on the talk page to focus on the article and its content? Thanks! --Ronz (talk) 18:51, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Done. I do find it amusing how much editing this banned editor [[1]] continues to perform to his own bio. --MediaMangler (talk) 02:12, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! I think you've done a very good job of cooling off a rapidly escalating dispute.
Yes, the sockpuppetry concerns me as well. I was hoping there would be others monitoring the article that would have stepped in by now. --Ronz (talk) 02:42, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
Now I need to consider how -- or even whether or not I should -- respond to Merkey's complaint on WP:BLP. Ehh, why bother? --MediaMangler (talk) 02:50, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
I have retracted the BLP complaint. I think we understand one another better now. I had no idea you worked for the DOD, so welcome brother.  :) (talk) 02:28, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
Please don't call me your brother, it makes me nauseous. My opinion of your character and reliability has not changed one iota. The fact that for four years of your life you contributed to the defense of the nation should be mentioned in your bio, but does not compare to the notability of your subsequent actions. You are banned from this site. Stay away. --MediaMangler (talk) 15:35, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

According to this diff there are a number of accounts and IPsocks. Do you have a list? Some of them need to be tagged so they get listed in Category:Suspected Wikipedia sockpuppets of Jeffrey Vernon Merkey. -- Brangifer (talk) 18:31, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

A very partial list is available on an old version of my user page. I removed that material at the personal request of Jimbo Wales. The list dates from October of 2006, so it fails to include quite a few sockpuppets that have been used since then. More recent and complete lists were available on various pages that have been deleted. --MediaMangler (talk) 21:55, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Jeff V. Merkey[edit]

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Please note: This is an automatic notification by a bot. I have nothing to do with this article or the deletion nomination, and can't do anything about it. --Erwin85Bot (talk) 01:16, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-Thon and Meetup![edit]

Who should come? You should. Really.
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She Blinded Me with Science: Smithsonian Women in Science Edit-a-Thon will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Smithsonian Archives in Washington, D.C. This edit-a-thon will focus on improving and writing Wikipedia content about women from the Smithsonian who contributed to the sciences. It will be followed by a happy hour meetup! We look forward to seeing you there!

...and if you do not live in the Washington, D.C. area, please forgive the intrusion and you can delete this invite! Sarah (talk) 15:35, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Webinar / edit-a-thon at the National Library of Medicine (NLM)[edit]

Join us at the NLM next week, either in person or online, to learn about NLM resources, hear some great speakers, and do some editing!

organized by Wiki Project Med

On Tuesday, 28 May there will be a community Wikipedia meeting at the United States National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland - with a second on Thursday, 30 May for those who can't make it on Tuesday. You can participate either in-person, or via an online webinar. If you attend in person, USB sticks (but not external drives) are ok to use.

Please go to the event page to get more information, including a detailed program schedule.

If you are interested in participating, please register by sending an email to Please indicate if you are coming in person or if you will be joining us via the webinar. After registering, you will receive additional information about how to get to our campus (if coming in-person) and details about how to join the webinar. Klortho (talk) 05:39, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Have time on Saturday?[edit]

I'm sorry for the last-minute notice, but on Saturday, June 8, from 3 to 6 PM, Wikimedia DC and the Cato Institute are hosting a Legislative Data Meetup. We will discuss the work done so far by WikiProject U.S. Federal Government Legislative Data to put data from Congress onto Wikipedia, as well as what more needs to be done. If you have ideas you'd like to contribute, or if you're just curious and feel like meeting up with other Wikipedians, you are welcome to come! Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there!

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Harej (talk) 04:03, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, MediaMangler. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)