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Thanks for your suggestions Mkdw![edit]

Thanks for your suggestions Mkdw on my talk page. I got them so I removed them. I just want to let you know I got them! Wraper11 (talk) 07:25, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

A General Question[edit]

Hi Mkdw, thanks for your great advice. Can I ask you a general question: If person A hates person B for some reason, so person A continues to say bad words about person B at person A's self-press, which got spread and uploaded such article or video to youtube or other BBS, and person A add such bad words to Wikipedia with reference of his self-press and the other uploaded articles or BBS threads. Is person A's behavior on Wikipedia considered "rightful" or legal under Wikipedia policy? Wraper11 (talk) 18:15, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

@Wraper11: I cannot provide you any legal advice but if someone is harassing you both on and off-wiki, you may report it. Mkdw talk 20:19, 11 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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New mailing list for Wikimedia Canada[edit]

Good day, this message is to inform you that Wikimedia Canada has created a new mailing list operated by Mailman. This mailing list is for all discussions related to the Wikimedia movement in Canada, in both English and French. Announcements from Wikimedia Canada will always be bilingual, but you are welcomed to discuss in any language of your choice. The old google group will be abandoned. To join this mailing list, please go to [1]. To send messages to the list, write to general(at)discussions.wikimedia.ca. Also, please forward this message to anybody who may be interested. Thank you and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. JP Béland (WMCA) (talk) 14:00, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

April editathons at Women in Red[edit]

April 2019[edit]

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April 2019, Volume 5, Issue 4, Numbers 107, 108, 114, 115, 116, 117


Hello and welcome to the April events of Women in Red!

Please join us for these virtual events:


Other ways you can participate:


Subscription options: Opt-in (EN-WP) / Opt-in (international) / Unsubscribe

--Megalibrarygirl (talk) 16:00, 25 March 2019 (UTC) via MassMessaging

(Please excuse this post if it is a duplicate!)

About my editing restriction[edit]

Hi there Mkdw. I'm not trying to get put of my one account restriction. It's just that Tony agreed on it being on for a year, not indefinitely, like you put in the editing restrictions page. I just came to try and fix the error. Thank you. The Duke 23:04, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

@The Duke of Nonsense: Yes, I see that and forgot I had recommended that as well. I have changed it to one year and put in a reminder that WP:VALIDALT/WP:ILLEGIT would apply thereafter. Mkdw talk 23:10, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Some input needed I am really oblivious[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Hello, I appreciate your clarification on here few moments ago, but this is really new for me as I never experienced something like this before - and I have been around for decade or more. You directed me toward seeking other options in dispute resolution - I guess 3O should be place to start - before eventually return to Arb request, but what happens when article and/or issue is too obscure and uninteresting for community to get involved, what should I do if no other editors, not mention admins, are interested or willing to approach and offer opinion, comment, assistance or what ever is appropriate under the circumstances. If nothing happens, and I have a feeling that is real possibility, what is left for me eventually.--౪ Santa ౪99° 18:42, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

@Santasa99: You must read and follow all the steps listed at WP:DR. There are several other actions required after WP:3O before you can seek Arbitration. An arbitration case is a last resort measure and often we only deal with issues that have been problematic over years not days. Additionally, arbitration does not decide on matters related to content, only editor conduct. Unless there are severe conduct issues that the community has not been able to address, such as by implementing interaction bans, topic bans, blocks, and a wide array of other options (potentially against you as well), the Arbitration Committee will not get involved. Finally, if you find yourself in a stalemate about content, then it's very likely the issue will become exhausted and go no where. You will have to find a compromise or maintain the status quo. While you may not find editors who are necessarily interested in weighing in on the content aspect, there are plenty of places and editors who will intervene with respect to conduct related issues if discussions deteriorate. All of this is explained at WP:DR and the many other policies we have around working collectively and collaboratively with other editors. Mkdw talk 18:57, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
You will almost certainly have your editing privileges revoked if you continue to edit war. Mkdw talk 19:03, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
I actually think that I confused Arb with Notice board, is that possibility, are these two forums different places? And what is the point of 3RR if it is me who is going to suffer, and other party is one who broke that guideline in the first place, if I understood that rule correctly - I mean, if I can't undo editor's revert than how can I ever cite and call upon 3RR, guideline itself would be redundant. Editor seem encouraged with dismissal of my Arb request, it probably never occur to him/her that it was my error in judgement, instead it perceived it as a license to revert my edit again. Thanks, I really appreciate, but this situation is discouraging to be honest.--౪ Santa ౪99° 19:50, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
Again, it's all listed at WP:DR including an entire section called "noticeboards". While you may disagree with 3RR and its effectiveness, it is one of our core requirements and protection policies and has been in effect since 2004 (some fifteen years). If you violate it again, you will almost certainly be blocked from editing as with the other party should they violate it. You can weigh whether your disagreement with the policy is worth potentially losing your editing privileges over. Bluntly, I think you would find this situation much less discouraging if you took the time to read over the instructions before proceeding with any dispute resolution attempt. The case request page has very clear instructions including a guide, which would have saved you a considerable amount of time and effort had you followed them. Broadly, you will find a similar experience everywhere else on Wikipedia if you operate without an understanding of the rules and the policies that govern making you an equal contributor to your own frustration. If you continue to engage in processes without understanding them, and carelessly consume the time of the community by having them explain things to you, like I am doing now, which you should be educating yourself on, you will find your options increasingly reduced (WP:BOOMERANG). Mkdw talk 21:25, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Vladimir Gendelman[edit]

Hi, you mentioned you could restore an article that had previously been deleted to my userspace. Could you do that? The article is Vladimir Gendelman. I'd really appreciate the help. Thanks. PeRshGo (talk) 05:51, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

@PeRshGo: As mentioned at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Vladimir Gendelman, WP:REFUND is where you can request drafts to be undeleted. That being said, I see you have recently resumed editing and on March 7 you had several edits suppressed due to copyright violations on the article Detroit St. Patrick's Parade. I think this is something you're going to need to address first by thoroughly reading up on our copyright policy and demonstrating you can strictly adhere to it. Mkdw talk 18:20, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
Sorry I missed that. Thanks for the help. PeRshGo (talk) 17:17, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Requesting your opinion[edit]

Hi. A conflict has arisen on the Adam Hughes article. Can you offer your opinion in this discussion? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 21:30, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Hide IP address ASAP[edit]

Hi please hide my Ip address: [REDACTED - Oshwah] from this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khaled_Juffali without removing content added if possible. Expunge — Preceding unsigned comment added by Quantom122 (talkcontribs) 14:36, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

 Done by Oshwah. Mkdw talk 16:11, 3 April 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 21:07, 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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Resysopping[edit]

Thanks for all your help and courtesy over this. Much appreciated. -- Necrothesp (talk) 12:11, 10 April 2019 (UTC)