User talk:Newyorkbrad

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Islamic calendar article[edit]

Did you get my ping? He seems to be making a habit of it. I know it's Grand National day but it seems to be National Shit on NeilN from a Great Height day as well - again. Honestly, I can't see that this punter is here to build an encyclopaedia. He trolled Jimbo's talk early on Thursday morning then climbed out of bed at two o'clock in the morning just to block me (for "block evasion") fourteen hours after my block expired. Rogue Angel in the big race seems to be the appropriate one to back. (talk) 11:17, 8 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi again. You recently commented

It is one of my (self-appointed) roles on this project to detect miscommunications.

Islamic calendar has fallen victim to the POV - pushers but nobody can collaborate on improving it because it's protected. The person who did this quit after his agenda was exposed and if you could unprotect it would be much appreciated. A very happy Easter to you and your family - I'm sure you'll be glad of the break. (talk) 12:16, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

(I've changed the thread header.) I just looked briefly at that article and I'm afraid I don't see what the issue is that you are raising. The editing looks to me to be routine, and there's been no activity on the talkpage for almost a year. Newyorkbrad (talk) 15:31, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
As a lawyer you know always to follow up lines of enquiry. The fact of the article having been protected for so long would have led you, as an Arbitrator of many years standing, to check the revision history immediately prior to the protection going into effect. This would have led you to this diff:

Please see ... discussion on the talk page (censored by NeilN) explaining how the RfC was rigged and administrators enforce their POV by protecting the article...

IP blocked. Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Vote (X) for Change --NeilN talk to me 19:39, 13 April 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.

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) 18:30, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

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Precious five years![edit]

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Five years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:02, 19 April 2017 (UTC)


I am concerned by this comment of yours. When I find a questionable article I take a look at the notability criteria, check per WP:BEFORE, and then I often nominate it for deletion. If I see some stub about a head-of-state, Olympian, or Nobel Prize winner I leave it alone because I know the notability criteria. I know anyone that played a single game in even some overseas semi-professional league is probably notable because that's what WP:NSPORT says. WP:TVSHOW doesn't say that this episode (or any episode of any show, ever) is inherently notable. I'm not making these nominations to make people angry or because IDONTLIKEIT. For you of all people to claim that every episode of that show is notable is nonsense. I've lost a lot of respect for you because of it. Don't bother replying. You're wrong and the damage you've done is irreparable. Chris Troutman (talk) 23:01, 26 April 2017 (UTC)


I believe that this person has been uploading copyrighted and fair use images as her "own" work. I think she believes that if she uploads something, then it is her own work. Can you take a look and see if you can explain it to her? All the best. -- Ssilvers (talk) 04:47, 28 April 2017 (UTC)