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MESSAGE: Moncrief, apologies for editing this page, but I had no other means to get in touch with you. I was wondering if you might be willing to be interviewed (anonymously or otherwise) about your involvement in the Wikipedia community. I'm currently writing an essay about the people who edit Wikipedia, framed around the death of Jo Cox back in June. I was moved by how quickly Cox's Wikipedia page took shape on the day of her death, both to provide up-to-date details on the circumstances of her killing, but also to give definition to her personal and professional record. You were one of the people who edited her page that day. I would be very grateful if you could write to me at pwargan@gmail.com at your earliest convenience. All the best, Pawel — Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.171.106.170 (talk) 10:46, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

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Meetup[edit]

  In the area? You're invited to the
   Minnesota meetup
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  Date: Saturday, 20 November 2010
  Time: 1:00 - 3:30
(click here for full agenda)
R.S.V.P. by Nov. 17 for free lunch + parking
  Place: Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, Minnesota
44°57′00″N 93°06′20″W / 44.95°N 93.1055°W / 44.95; -93.1055
  

November Minnesota Meetup[edit]

We're growing up --This one actually has an agenda! --Bobak (talk) 00:01, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

  In the area? You're invited to the
   Minnesota meetup
Map of Minnesota counties blank.svg
  Date: Saturday, 20 November 2010
  Time: 1:00 - 3:30
(click here for full agenda)
R.S.V.P. by Nov. 17 for free lunch + parking
  Place: Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, Minnesota
44°57′00″N 93°06′20″W / 44.95°N 93.1055°W / 44.95; -93.1055
  

Possibly unfree File:MarketStreet2005.JPG[edit]

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Jared Lee Loughner[edit]

Hi! I saw this edit

1. it's already cited below. (If it is "controversial" it can be cited at every instance) 2. If it changes, all we do is change the names of the prisons, update the access date, and then use the previous access date to say that he was at USP Tucson. WhisperToMe (talk) 22:40, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Cited below WHAT? What do you mean "cited below"? Why not cite it where it appears in the article. "Below" is ambiguous and unhelpful. Moncrief (talk) 22:45, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
I see someone added a perfect cite, so no need to reply. Moncrief (talk) 22:46, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Secret in their Eyes[edit]

I'm a Minnesotan, too. Fancy that. Both of us have endured the hardest winter in memory.

Say, I wanted to follow up with you about the historical context on this great film. I am serious about bringing in some of the political background but I'm not sure how to do it. The story doesn't have an obvious political point to me as a non-Argentine. Is there another place on Wikipedia that outlines the political issues you were alluding to? That would be a start. --Ring Cinema (talk) 15:46, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

RE language in The Kennedys[edit]

The show was commissioned by, made in, made by, and made for Canadians / Canadian companies and later sold to American broadcaster who subsequently backed out and when a new American broadcaster was found they would only be involved if they were allowed to push the Canadian broadcast to second, AFTER theirs. Canadian English in the article. delirious & lost~hugs~ 19:38, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Cold in Bradford, PA[edit]

Hello, you recently did some edits to Bradford, Pennsylvania and removed some unsupported statements about the cold weather. In one edit comment you said "Cite, pls, that Bradford has ever had the coldest temps in the nation (colder than Barrow, Alaska? International Falls, Minn?) This one is crazy, so will remove soon if no cite is provided". Behold, it's not crazy and don't assume so if you haven't been there. I am a native of the area and occasionally Bradford, PA really is the coldest city in America on a given day. Yes, colder than Barrow and International Falls, once or twice a year. Whenever this happens is is reported in places like the Today Show and Weather Channel. It's discussed often online by locals and weather buffs, but I have been unable to find a verifiable Wikipedia-strength source. You're right that the statements should be removed without citation, but hopefully you didn't take action just because it seems crazy. Sincerely, --DOOMSDAYER520 (Talk|Contribs) 15:13, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

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Calhoun/Lincoln[edit]

Moncrief - I don't know if you have these are your watchlist. I added some supporting material on Calhoun and "minority" rights. What say you? 36hourblock (talk) 21:54, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

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AFD[edit]

A discussion on possible deletion of the Francesco Schettino biographical article (currently a redirect to the article on the disaster) is underway at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Francesco Schettino. I see you've participated in discussions on this topic in the past and thought you might like to share your thoughts as well.--RadioFan (talk) 19:21, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon at Hennepin County Library[edit]

Minneapolis History edit-a-thon

The Minnesota Wikipedia community and local historians are invited to edit entries in Wikipedia on Minneapolis history. Please help increase the depth of information on Minneapolis history topics by utilizing materials in the Minneapolis Collection. Find your own Minneapolis History topics to edit or work from a list developed by Special Collections Librarians.

Where: Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 10-5 pm
10 am - 11 am Orientation to Minneapolis Collection
11 am - 5 pm Edit-a-thon
Website: Hennepin County Library, Special Collections, Map & Directions
Parking: Metered street parking or pay ramp in basement, enter on 4th Ave

For more information see Wikipedia talk:Meetup/Minnesota#2012. —innotata 01:13, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Wishing Moncrief a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 03:03, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! Moncrief (talk) 05:19, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Don Draper's age[edit]

  • "The real Don Draper was born on June 1, 1926"
  • "making the real Don Draper's birth year as 1917"

Please explain to me how this is not a contradiction. Personally I don't see how the real Don Draper could be born in 2 different years, but you reverted my attempt to fix this up, so it must make sense to you. 128.114.59.161 (talk) 23:24, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

"Signal 30" edit[edit]

No need to provide three references, Moncrief; I think one will do - you choose. :) - Jack Sebastian (talk) 04:04, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

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One passage as "original research" in The Boys in the Bar[edit]

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I have removed the statement that claims a title of Cheers episode as a derivative of The Boys in the Band. For your benefit, I have moved the statement to the talk page, just in case. True or not, without verification by reliable sources, I don't think it may look good for any article that has potential to be a Good Article. Of course, rather than add it back, discuss it if you can. --George Ho (talk) 17:46, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Wavelength[edit]

Hi Moncrief: Wavelength may have had principal photography in 1966, but it did not use diagetic sound (location sound). So in post-production, Snow edited the film in the winter of '67, when the song was released (I don't even think he had rights clearance to use it, but the Beatles obviously didn't mind, otherwise they would have sued him at some point in the past 45-years). So, responding to the comment you left on your edit, didn't actually see your edit. Take care.--Abebenjoe (talk) 04:03, 25 May 2012 (UTC)


Great American Wiknic[edit]

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In the area? You're invited to the Great American Wiknic.

Place: near Minnehaha Falls at Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis
Date: Saturday, July 7, 2012 (rain date July 8)
Time: 12–3 pm

  • Accessible from the Minnehaha Park light rail station, bus, walk, bike, or car
  • If driving, free parking available at 46th Ave. S, and pay parking in the park
  • Food and drink options nearby, or bring your own... maybe even to share!

See the meetup talk page for more. —innotata 00:08, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Vocabulary[edit]

Please do not make grammatical edits for frivolous reasons as you did here [1] . Wikipedia is not written specifically for the citizens of Colorado; this is an international encyclopedia, not a blog, and replacing a widely accepted academic and industry term with casual language using made-up statistics as a rationale is harmful to article quality. Some guy (talk) 03:07, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

You are perfectly aware this is an issue with your specific edit and choice of edit summary, not an issue with the article. There is no need to bring the discussion to the article talk page. TIES obviously is not applicable in this situation, as "film" is not a non-American English word (TIES would be appropriate if someone changed "apartment" to "flat", for example). Film is a standard word in English vocabulary, not technical jargon, and since it is a commonly known word preferred in academic and professional contexts, it is appropriate to use in an encyclopedia which aspires to a higher standard of writing than casual street language. You might, for example, take note that "film" is the preferred word in the article on film.
If your edit summary was meant to be humorous, it was misleading and inappropriate. Otherwise, keep in mind your opinion of what terminology people in Colorado use has no statistical basis, is too small of a group (Colorado != all American English speakers) to be a valid rationale, and disregards the nature of an encyclopedia. Some guy (talk) 20:14, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Joe the Plumper[edit]

I notice you were in favor of having his page re-directed to his legal name. I left a comment on the talk page about it. --GoHuskies990411 (talk) 19:29, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

I was on your side! --GoHuskies990411 (talk) 21:00, 16 August 2012 (UTC)


Wikipedia Loves Libraries event[edit]

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In the area? You are invited to Wikipedia Loves Libraries in Minneapolis.

Hennepin County Library's Special Collections is hosting a Minneapolis history editathon on November 3. Help increase the depth of information on Minneapolis history topics by using materials in the Minneapolis Collection. Find your own topics to edit or work from a list developed by Special Collections librarians.

There will also be an intro for people new to Wikipedia, and tours of Special Collections.

Where: Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Special Collections (4th floor)
When: 10am-4:30pm, Saturday, November 3, 2012

For more info and to sign up (not required), see the meetup talk page. —innotata 22:38, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Linda Tripp for deletion[edit]

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DOMA/fact tag[edit]

I've pulled the tag, as the meaning is clear in view of the NYT reference, middle of column 3. No objection if you want to modify the wording to correctly indicate that the marriage was not legally recognized. I suspect that is your point of confusion. Best regards, --j⚛e deckertalk 18:16, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Unrelatedly, thanks for indirectly pointing me at Wikipedia:Notability/Historical/Arguments#Arguments_against_deleting_articles_for_non-notability. Pity it's marked historical now--that comes very close to my own views on notability, in fact, more so than most anything else I've read. Most appreciated. --j⚛e deckertalk 18:21, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

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pic[edit]

where did you take that cabbagetown, toronto pic??.address?.76.64.45.47 (talk) 06:22, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

I'm afraid I don't have any idea. I was there as a visitor almost a decade ago and took it then. It wasn't too far from a main street is all I remember. Moncrief (talk) 16:03, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Edit: Because I imagine that at least some of the editors of that Cabbagetown article know the area well, you should ask on that page's Talk page, if you haven't already. They chose the photo (despite it being a not very good photo) for the top of the page, so it must seem relevant to them. If no one there knows, you could ask the creators of these Flickr photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennsgood/5160020860/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/funwithcameras/348238513/ , or this Instragram photographer: http://instagram.com/p/Sd3H12ybnQ/ . Let me know if you figure it out, because now you've got me curious, and I can't seem to get an answer online. Good luck! Moncrief (talk) 20:33, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

ok thanks.I used to live in the area, the building feels vaguely familiar.will let you know.76.64.45.47 (talk) 23:13, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

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Upcoming Wikipedia meetups[edit]

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In the area? You are invited to the upcoming Minnesota meetups.

To kick-off monthly meetups in the Twin Cities, two events will be held in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library this summer. These are mostly planned as opportunities for Wikipedians to discuss editing, but all are welcome!

Special Collections contains many valuable historical resources, including the Minneapolis Collection, consisting of files on hundreds of topics related to Minneapolis from neighborhoods to politicians (it's best to call or email in advance to request materials). Free wifi and several public computers are available.

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Dates: Saturday, June 1
Saturday, July 6
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Great American Wiknic[edit]

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kate Garvey[edit]

IPs are allowed to !vote y'know... GiantSnowman 16:41, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Minnesota Wikipedia Meetup on August 3[edit]

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Manning[edit]

Hi Moncrief, the article is fully protected, and I'd really appreciate it if you would stop editing it. It's unfair to non-admins to watch admins continue to make edits (apart from uninvolved admins responding to uncontentious edit requests). SlimVirgin (talk) 21:35, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

The 8 km in Tokyo 2020[edit]

Hi Moncrief, I've done some research into the significance of the 8 km - it appears that Tokyo aimed to offer a "compact" bid and its main justification of this was that "85% of venues (are) within 8 km of the Village". It can be seen here, here and here. I'm not sure whether it justifies the use of the awkward number but I hope it helps in answering your question, JTST4RS (talk) 20:48, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

As the answer above says, the identification of the venues within 8km of the village comes from the sources. You could doubtless draw a line at another distance if you wished, but this would need identifying alternative sources, or conducting WP:OR. - David Biddulph (talk) 22:00, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Bradley Manning/October 2013 move request[edit]

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Ramirez[edit]

This is a direct quote from the source I used (Carlo p.174): "In the morning, Richard Ramirez's picture was on the front page of every newspaper in California. His name was the first word spoken by every newscaster on every news channel." So, the sentence was sourced and did not need to be altered. Doc talk 23:42, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

[2] will hopefully clear things up: he was not necessarily the subject of these reports in Arizona or other states. But California is referenced: it was a major breakthrough in a very high-profile case. Doc talk 11:35, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
Ahem. Perhaps you think you can improve this article. Doing it by corrupting a sourced entry isn't going to work. ..."unaware that he was the subject of front-page newspaper stories and the biggest story on television news programs." You totally took out California... to make it even far more vague there. This isn't my first day here, you should know. I know how to contribute quality sourced material. There is no reason for you to alter the entry beyond... well, I'm not sure. Find another part of the article to improve, or bring it up on the talk page if you think you improved the understanding of the subject. Doc talk 07:15, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Amazing work on Judith Newman[edit]

Hello! I did a copy edit, added refs, and removed some of the hype from the Judith Newman submission last night after I read her NY Times essay, but I laid off shortly after the article was created: I don't actually know her, but I helped Judith about ten years ago with a story she was researching. Anyway, I just wanted to acknowledge you for all of the work (and incredible research) you've done -- the article is now completely solid and a shiny example of the Wikipedia community rallying. That's a great thing for all of us! Thank you! Julie JSFarman (talk) 23:02, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks so much! I kind of love doing research like that, and I'm never one to turn down a challenge. I appreciate the warm compliments. Moncrief (talk) 23:03, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
Let me add that I think you did a lovely job with the article. I think you saw Newman's Facebook page, where she and a friend remark on how good the research was. I never heard of Newman before reading her NYT piece, and I thought that Newman's article in the NYT was poorly researched, particularly with regard to her statements about paid editors - she obviously did not talk to any really experienced editors here, or they could have explained to her why paid editing is a very bad idea. I find it very annoying that journalists like Newman, who have some understanding of our editorial process, and who use Wikipedia constantly, think it's fun to criticize us so broadly, when we get so much right and are putting together one of the greatest free resources in the world. I guess it wouldn't be much fun to write an article saying "Wikipedia is really great, and if you find a mistake, you can point it out, giving a citation to a reliable source, and let editors here fix it." -- Ssilvers (talk) 22:11, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the kind compliment! You did and are doing great work as well. I really lucked out in finding, for example, the PDF of the 1954 article about her parents. I have no idea why or how that one page was available as a PDF (I only found it, of course, because of King Google and knowing how to use it), since articles that old can be notoriously difficult to access. I had never heard of Newman either, but I thought I'd rise to her challenge. It was fun yesterday tracking all that stuff down. Your comments above about Wikipedia and her impressions of it in her Times article are interesting and well-thought-out. Moncrief (talk) 22:40, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Meetup on January 18[edit]

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  • Place: Seward Cafe
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DYK for Judith Newman[edit]

Orlady (talk) 00:03, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Judith Newman[edit]

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ITN credit[edit]

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Thanks[edit]

For your help at Bryan Singer. I went to make this edit and noticed that you had done so a few seconds before! Evan (talk|contribs) 04:30, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

I'm still living in 2004 [3] -- Y not? 00:43, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

RfC in Dave Brat[edit]

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Invitation to WikiProject Poultry[edit]

Robin Williams[edit]

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2014 Sydney hostage crisis[edit]

Can you revdel this edit? Dwpaul Talk 05:29, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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  • I'll second that - your edit summaries are a sight for sore eyes. satusuro 00:53, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Pet peeves[edit]

I like your pet peeves. My number one is "On its release, the film received positive reviews", and other permutations. When are films reviewed before they're finished, and why is it necessary to specify this in the first place? (Just wanted to get that off my chest somewhere.) Popcornduff (talk) 22:29, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thanks for your help with The Interview; I was pretty tired when I first expanded the plot and just glossed through summarizing without paying too much attention to grammar. I wish that virtual WikiLove beer is one that I can actually buy for you in real life! Edwardw818 (talk) 22:36, 25 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for providing an expanded plot section. At least you did the writing; I only had to do some editing. Forgive my sometimes snarky edit summaries. My bark is much worse than my bite. Moncrief (talk) 22:50, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

The Beatles Invite[edit]

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Abbey Road... You're not in this picture... yet!

Art-loving citizens[edit]

I agree with your removal here, and since you asked so many thoughtful questions in the edit summary, I thought I'd answer them for you: that claim is taken directly from the Met's own history here, which is one of the sources for the article. Good removal regardless. Orange Suede Sofa (talk) 22:27, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Even more reason to keep it out. We shouldn't be using verbatim language from other websites. Thanks for the info. Moncrief (talk) 22:28, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Tom Fogerty[edit]

I was able to find a good reference about the facts in question from a reputable news source. I agree with you about the rest of the article needing more references. I will try to work on that in the next few days. --rogerd (talk) 14:04, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Moncrief (talk) 14:29, 19 March 2015 (UTC)


Bruce Jenner[edit]

Information.svg Hello, Moncrief, I'am Gameroffun. I just wanted to let you know that there are a multiple issues on the article Bruce Jenner and thank you for contributions on it. I am also working on the article as well. Mostly, there are a lot of issues on the section of personal life. Thank you.Gameroffun (talk) 13:44, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Invite to the Minneapolis Institute of Art[edit]

Minneapolis Institute of Art edit-a-thon
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  • Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 12pm–4pm
  • Location: Minneapolis Institute of Art Friends Community Room, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis
  • Sponsor: Minneapolis Institute of Art
You are invited to attend an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon at Minneapolis Institute of Art which will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015. This editing event is dedicated to improving and increasing the presence of cultural, historic, and artistic information on Wikipedia pertaining to women artists.
--gobonobo + c 21:03, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for your edit to my edit. I was sure I had read he died at home in St. Paul, but you were quite right that the source does not support that. My bad.

Best regards,

*Septegram*Talk*Contributions* 16:14, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Invite to an edit-a-thon at the Loft Literary Center[edit]

The Loft Literary Center edit-a-thon
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  • Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6–8pm
  • Location: Loft Literary Center, 1011 S Washington Ave, Room 203, Minneapolis
  • Sponsor: The Loft Literary Center
Hello Moncrief! You are invited to attend an edit-a-thon at the Loft Literary Center which will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016. This editing event is dedicated to improving and increasing the presence of cultural, historic, and artistic information on Wikipedia pertaining to artists from marginalized communities. Please bring a laptop. Refreshments will be provided.
We have also recently formed a user group for Minnesota editors. If you would like to join, please add your name to our page on meta. Thank you, gobonobo + c 23:28, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Invite to Wiki Loves Pride MN![edit]

Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Pride 2016
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Hello Moncrief! You are invited to attend an Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Pride 2016/Minnesota at the Minneapolis Central LIbrary which will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016. This editing event is dedicated to improving and increasing the presence of LGBT-related articles on Wikipedia. Please bring a laptop. Refreshments will be provided.
We have also recently formed a user group for Minnesota editors. If you would like to join, please add your name to our page on meta. Thank you, RachelWex Talk c 21:23, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Good work on LGBT rights in Minnesota. Bearian (talk) 01:48, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Moncrief.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page.

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Moncrief. 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.

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