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Precious anniversary[edit]

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Three years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:10, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

Can you clarify this?[edit]

[1] If Arbcom is just a glorified consensus-assesser that implements what the community wants, why have Arbcom at all? Banedon (talk) 00:11, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

We are not a dictatorship and community consultation should play an extremely important role when considering an easement of sanctions that will ultimately affect the community the most. Appeals of existing sanctions are not necessarily how we handle all activities we look at; one action cherry-picked from one particular situation cannot be taken out of context and applied to everything we do or used plainly to justify or not justify the reason as to why ArbCom exists. In this particular case, the community made it abundantly clear that lifting the sanctions would be ill-advised and destabilizing to the topic area. We must reasonably take this under consideration, including it being a critical deciding factor in any final decision, so as to prevent another intractable dispute for which ArbCom was involved in the first place. Mkdw talk 00:38, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Saturday Nov 16: Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art[edit]

Saturday November 16, 12:30 pm - 4:30pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
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The Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ The Met will be hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday November 16, 2019 in the Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education (81st Street entrance) at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The museum is excited to work with Wikipedia Asian Month for the potential to seed new articles about Asian artworks, artwork types, and art traditions, from any part of Asia. These can be illustrated with thousands of its recently-released images of public domain artworks available for 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 Asian collections onsite and remotely. Asia Art Archive will host a sister event in Hong Kong next week.

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm in Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Uris Center for Education
81st Street entrance, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue

And there will be sandwiches and Wiki-Cake!

Thanks, and hope to see you there! --Wikimedia New York City Team 16:46, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

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A general question about sourcing restrictions[edit]

Hi Mkdw, I am curious what was the reason to introduce the "Sourcing expectation" clause into the "Holocaust in Poland" final decision? By no means I find this restriction unreasonable, it definitely leads to improvement of Wikipedia, but what makes this topic so different from other EE areas that Arbcom decided to apply that restriction specifically to that area?--Paul Siebert (talk) 16:48, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

@Paul Siebert: Sorry for the delayed response. Unfortunately I was not active when that case occurred so it would probably be best to ask one of the drafting arbitrators for a more nuanced and detailed explanation about all the considerations into why it was put forward as a remedy. Mkdw talk 19:00, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

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Nov 20: WikiWednesday Salon NYC[edit]

November 20, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon 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.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, 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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 16:16, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

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December events with WIR[edit]

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December 2019, Volume 5, Issue 12, Numbers 107, 108, 144, 145, 146, 147

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