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W15 meetup[edit]

Wikipedia 15 meetup in Seattle, January 16, 2016

You might consider using this for inviting others to the meetup. The code is {{Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle/W15}}. Cheers – Brianhe (talk) 01:33, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Brianhe, thanks! I plan to get that in place this evening PST. Peaceray (talk) 15:14, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-02[edit]

16:59, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia 15 meetup in Seattle[edit]

Wikipedia 15 meetup in Seattle, January 16, 2016
In the Seattle area?

You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia's 15th anniversary at the
Wikipedia 15 meetup in Seattle on Saturday, January 16, 2016, 12:15pm to 5pm at the University of Washington Communications building, Room 126.


12:15 Potluck lunch
 1:00 Lightning talks and presentations


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Help decide the future of Wikimania[edit]

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The Wikimedia Foundation is currently running a consultation on the value and planning process of Wikimania, and is open until 18 January 2016. The goals are to (1) build a shared understanding of the value of Wikimania to help guide conference planning and evaluation, and (2) gather broad community input on what new form(s) Wikimania could take (starting in 2018).

After reviewing the consultation, we'd like to hear your feedback on on this survey.

In addition, feel free to share any personal experiences you have had at at a Wikimedia movement conference, including Wikimania. We plan to compile and share back outcomes from this consultation in February.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk), from Community Resources 23:46, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Lightning talk[edit]

Hi Peaceray, I can't attend the meetup tonight. But would you ask attendees if they would be interested in presenting a lightning talk on Saturday? Or perhaps you could present one, maybe about referencing with VisualEditor, GLAM in Hawaii, or anything else that interests you? Lightning talks should be 3-5 minutes long and we really need more people to sign up. Signups are on Wikipedia:Meetup/San Francisco/Wikipedia Day 2016. Thanks! --Pine 00:52, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Pine, I will ask. Peaceray (talk) 01:05, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
Pine, Joe said that he would present something. I will be away at my 3-day long seminar. Peaceray (talk) 07:46, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! --Pine 07:53, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-03[edit]

17:56, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-04[edit]

16:39, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: January 2016[edit]

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L&E Newsletter / Volume 3 / Issue 7 / January 2016
Learning Quarterly

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Tech News: 2016-05[edit]

21:02, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Non-free rationale for File:CeresLogo4 2014 reduced resolution.png[edit]

Thanks for uploading or contributing to File:CeresLogo4 2014 reduced resolution.png. I notice the file page specifies that the file is being used under non-free content criteria, but there is not a suitable explanation or rationale as to why each specific use in Wikipedia is acceptable. Please go to the file description page, and edit it to include a non-free rationale.

If you have uploaded other non-free media, consider checking that you have specified the non-free rationale on those pages too. You can find a list of 'file' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free media lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If the file is already gone, you can still make a request for undeletion and ask for a chance to fix the problem. If you have any questions, please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Eteethan(talk) 02:06, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

@Eteethan:, thank you for your note. I meant to use the {{Non-free use rationale logo}} template, which automatically provides a purpose, but inadvertantly used the {{Non-free use rationale}} instead. I have rectified the situation, so please remove the {{di-no fair use rationale}} template after you get a chance to verify the correction. Peaceray (talk) 02:19, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
@Eteethan:, never mind, in the interest of expediency I removed {{di-no fair use rationale}} since purpose / rational is automatically provided by {{Non-free use rationale logo}}. Peaceray (talk) 06:59, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Invite[edit]

Invitation

Black Women's History online edit-a-thon

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--Rosiestep (talk) 04:26, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-06[edit]

18:58, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Towards a New Wikimania results[edit]

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Last December, I invited you to share your views on the value of Wikimedia conferences and the planning process of Wikimania. We have completed analysis of these results and have prepared this report summarizing your feedback and important changes for Wikimania starting in 2018 as an experiment. Feedback and comments are welcome at the discussion page. Thank you so much for your participation. I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, 22:47, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Feb 16: Art+Feminism Training / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim
Feb 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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Tuesday February 16, 5:30pm: Art+Feminism Training / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim
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You are invited to join us for an evening of social Wikipedia training and editing at the Guggenheim, with a workshop given by the Art+Feminism project to prepare for next month's major campaign, and a tour and edit-a-thon of Photo-Poetics: An Anthology.

5:30pm - 8:30pm at Sackler Center Media Lab, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue; enter through 89th Street staff entrance
Wednesday February 17, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month, we will also host a Newcomer's Wiki Workshop for those getting started on the encyclopedia project!

We will also include a look at our annual plan and budget ideas, and welcome input from community members on the sorts of projects the chapter should support through both volunteer and budgetary efforts.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

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! (One talk this month will be on use of Wikipedia press passes for photographers.) Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 00:27, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

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ACC Notice[edit]

Hi Peaceray, this notification is to let you know that I've removed the accountcreator user right from your account as you have not logged any account creation actions in over 45 days. This is procedural and not a result of misuse of the tool. If you would like to become involved in the process again please contact a tool administrator, and request the user right be re-added at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Account creator. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. Thank you! Swarm 20:38, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-07[edit]

16:16, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-08[edit]

18:22, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

Cascadia Wikimedians page at English Wikipedia[edit]

Feel free to add Wikipedia:Cascadia Wikimedians User Group to your watchlist to stay updated about CWUG-related activities and events. ---Another Believer (Talk) 15:03, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Upcoming Art+Feminism events in Oregon[edit]

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You are invited to participate in Oregon's upcoming Art+Feminism events, which will be held in Portland and Eugene on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Please see the following links for additional information, or to sign up:


  • Portland: Yale Union (800 SE 10th Avenue), 12:00–5:00pm
  • Eugene: Architecture and Allied Arts (A&AA) Library (200 Lawrence Hall, University of Oregon), 12:00–5:00pm

About Art+Feminism: Art+Feminism is pleased to announce its third annual Wikipedia edit-a-thon, an all-day event designed to generate coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship. Last year, over 1,500 participants at more than 75 events around the world participated in the second annual campaign, resulting in the creation of nearly 400 new pages and significant improvements to 500 articles on Wikipedia. For more information, see Art+Feminism.

You received this message because you have attended a Wikipedia meetup in Oregon or contributed to WikiProject Oregon. To unsubscribe from this newsletter, remove your name from this list. -MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:17, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-09[edit]

20:12, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Saturday, March 5: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Saturday March 5, 10am-5pm: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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You are invited to join us for the MoMA Art+Feminism edit-a-thon on Saturday, to support the expansion of Wikipedia's coverage of women in the arts.

We encourage both people new to Wikipedia, and people who have experience editing online, or have joined us for past edit-a-thon events.

This is by far our biggest event of the year (over 200 participants in the last edition), and every extra hand counts, so please join and volunteer to help us engage new communities!

10:00am - 5:00pm (drop-in anytime!) at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

And bring your interested friends and colleagues!

For those outside of the city, or unable to join on Saturday, check out Art+Feminism regional and global events as well. --Pharos (talk) 21:49, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

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WIR A+F[edit]

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Hoping you enjoyed the recently-held in-person Art+Feminism meetup,
we cordially invite you continue your participation by joining the
virtual worldwide online event
hosted by Women in Red.
March 2016 (Women's History Month)

(To subscribe, Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe, Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Rosiestep (talk) 19:48, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-10[edit]

20:24, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

March 16: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday March 16, 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 (Art+Feminism!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, 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.

We will also vote on nominations for the global Wikimedia Foundation board.

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! (One likely talk this month will be on the Wikidata project.) Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 17:59, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

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Tech News: 2016-11[edit]

18:37, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-12[edit]

16:04, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-13[edit]

19:43, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-14[edit]

22:13, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

April 13: WikiWednesday Salon NYC and Mini-Video Opportunity[edit]

Wednesday April 13, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC and Mini-Video Opportunity
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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.

Special this month, a Mini-Video opportunity for individuals to share their Wikipedia experiences (during pre-meeting, 6-7pm, and in side-office during regular meetup). A videographer will be present to record 1-3 minute Mini-Videos of folks informally speaking, sharing anything about their Wikipedia-related projects, whether an edit-a-thon they joined, an article they edited, or a class project they were a part of, etc.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (Art+Feminism!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, 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.

We will also place our chapter's votes for the global Wikimedia Foundation board.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

6:00pm - 7:00pm Mini-Video and social hour
7:00pm - 9:00pm Regular meeting: Introduction for new participants, Noshing, Chapter projects

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) 14:20, 6 April 2016 (UTC)


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Review[edit]

Hi!

Could you possibly review Live-action animated film? Thanks! Sheldon.andre (talk) 23:27, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-15[edit]

20:44, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-16[edit]

20:40, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Saturday April 30: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim[edit]

Saturday April 30, 1-6pm: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim
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On Saturday April 30, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fourth Wikipedia edit-a-thon — or, #guggathon — to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Asian Month, and Art+Feminism.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global MENA Artists Month partnership page to coordinate international and online events as well.

Time: Presentation: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Edit-a-thon: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (88th Street), New York City, New York 10128
Guests should enter using the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

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Tech News: 2016-17[edit]

21:02, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: April 2016[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 3 / Issue 8 / April 2016
Learning Quarterly

Stay tuned
blogs, events
& more!

Leave your mark on Meta!
Inspiring ideas and learning patterns you can contribute to.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:51, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Reversion of the Morrisite War article[edit]

Peaceray, you left me a message that stated: "Hello, I'm Peaceray. I wanted to let you know that one or more of your recent contributions to Morrisite War has been undone because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Sources cited in the article list it as Kingston, not Kington. Peaceray (talk) 16:09, 1 March 2016 (UTC)" I am certain that the name of the for was actually Kington and not Kingston. The Fort was named for Thomas Kington, who was the LDS Bishop elected to preside in that area and whom Brigham Young made responsible for building the fort. All the earliest sources list his name as Kington. Furthermore, I have his wife's personal journal in which she repeatedly recorded the name as Kington. Also, Kington's earliest church records consistently give his name as Kington, and his grave lists the name as Kington--as do the graves of all his family members. In short, there is absolutely no doubt that his name was Kington, and all evidence I've seen suggests that the fort was named for him. If you have evidence that the fort was named for someone else, then I'd be interested in seeing it. I am going to go correct the article to again show the fort as Kington. I'll try to add notes as appropriate. I am new to this editing, though, so I hope I'm signing my post correctly? Hmcphie (talk) 03:49, 2 May 2016 (UTC)HMcPhie

@Hmcphie:, as long as your changes are supported by reliable citations, have at it! You might also consider doing a Thomas Kington article. Right now Thomas Kington redirects to United Brethren (England). There appears to be enough material on him.
Peaceray (talk) 21:54, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

@Peaceray: I took your suggested and attempted an article about Thomas Kington. I'd like to invite you to take a look at it. This is my first attempt at ever writing a full article here. I'm a little worried I might have included too much information, and I'd love to hear what you think. Also, I corrected Thomas Kington's name (it was listed as Knighton) on the United Brethren (England) page, but Good Olfactory changed it back to Knighton and told me "familysearch is not a reliable source for names." I was linking to a source on FamilySearch, but I wasn't linking to the patron created Family Tree, instead I was linking to a scan of a Notebook written by Thomas Kington's wife. She created a notebook with the genealogy of the family, and images of that book are scanned onto FamilySearch. Anyway, I reinstated my changes to show the name as Kington, and I added even more sources. Would you mind looking at that and telling me what you think? Would you consider the FamilySearch sources as reliable? I really appreciate the mentoring you are doing here. Thanks in advance. Hmcphie (talk) 01:25, 5 May 2016 (UTC)hmcphie Okay, never mind. Good Olefactory just deleted 90% of my article--I'm not going to fight him, so don't worry about it. Hmcphie (talk) 01:52, 5 May 2016 (UTC)hmcphie

Tech News: 2016-18[edit]

20:09, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

GLAM Boot Camp announced (June 14-16 in DC)[edit]

You have expressed interest in the GLAM-Wiki US Consortium, so you may be interested in attending the GLAM Boot Camp next month in Washington, DC. This is a training designed to help Wikipedians interested in guiding museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions in wiki engagement. Travel funding available for those in North America. Since the event is coming up soon, please be sure to add your name to the page if you are interested -- and please pass this announcement along. (You may want to share on Facebook or on Twitter.) Thanks for your interest! -MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:24, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Link for GLAM Boot Camp[edit]

My apologies - here is the link for the GLAM Boot Camp mentioned above: Wikipedia:GLAM/Boot Camp. -Pete (talk) 04:30, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-19[edit]

23:22, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-20[edit]

16:01, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

May 25: WikiWednesday Salon NYC / Enterprise MediaWiki Conference[edit]

Wednesday May 25, 6pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC / Enterprise MediaWiki Conference
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon.

This month's WikiWednesday Salon, we'll meet and share with the MediaWiki software development community, through a community learning night at NYU on May 25.

6:00 pm: Introduction, pizza
7:00 pm: MediaWiki tutorial, community involvement and extension ideas, novel uses of wiki technology
8:00 pm: State of the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikipedia / Wikimedia community
9:00 pm: Monthly WikiSalon in San Francisco video-link, casual bicoastal chat

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:51, 21 May 2016 (UTC)


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Tech News: 2016-21[edit]

18:40, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride, Seattle[edit]

Hey, Peaceray. You might be interested in this request, in case you may be interested in collaborating on a possible LGBT culture in Seattle article, or others, or even taking pictures at any of Seattle's upcoming pride festivities. Of course, no pressure, just an invite! :) See you soon, ---Another Believer (Talk) 01:16, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-22[edit]

16:19, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2016[edit]

Hi, Peaceray! As a past contributor, you are invited to participate in the third annual Wiki Loves Pride campaign, which runs through the month of June. The purpose of the campaign is to create and improve content related to LGBT culture and history. How can you help?

  1. Create or improve LGBT-related Wikipedia pages and showcase the results of your work here
  2. Document local LGBT culture and history by taking pictures at pride events and uploading your images to Wikimedia Commons
  3. Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Looking for topics? The Tasks page, which you are welcome to update, offers some ideas and wanted articles.

This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. The group's mission is to develop LGBT-related content across all Wikimedia projects, in all languages. Visit the affiliate's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome! If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 22:04, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Sunday June 5: Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon[edit]

Sunday June 5, 12-5pm: Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon
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Join us for a full Sunday of social Wikipedia editing at the Center for Jewish History (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to Women in Jewish History.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Expanding coverage of Jewish women on Wikipedia makes these women and their creations discoverable, addresses the gender bias on Wikipedia in a positive way, and works to correct imbalances archival collecting practice and institutional projects that have historically silenced women's narratives.

A training session on editing Wikipedia will be held at 12:30 pm. Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Make edits! Ask questions! Be bold!

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), New York City, New York 10011

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 15:01, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our June 15 WikiWednesday and other upcoming events.

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Tech News: 2016-23[edit]

20:51, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

June 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday June 15, 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.

Featuring special guest presentations on Wikipedia Asian Month and Wikipedia Club at Ohio State University.

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 (Art+Feminism! AfroCrowd!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, 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) 01:38, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our AfroCrowd June calendar, June 29 Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA, and July 15 Wiknic @ Central Park, among other upcoming events.

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Tech News: 2016-24[edit]

18:41, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Annie Jump Cannon bibliography (June 14)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by Tokyogirl79 was: Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved.
Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 05:22, 14 June 2016 (UTC)


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Hello! Peaceray, I noticed your article was declined at Articles for Creation, and that can be disappointing. If you are wondering why your article submission was declined, please post a question at the Articles for creation help desk. If you have any other questions about your editing experience, we'd love to help you at the Teahouse, a friendly space on Wikipedia where experienced editors lend a hand to help new editors like yourself! See you there! Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 05:22, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Wikimania 2016: IdeaLab Workshops[edit]

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Wikimania 2016 is almost here! Mjohnson (WMF) and I are running two workshops for IdeaLab during the conference, and you are invited to join us for either (or both!)

If you have a proposal or idea you are thinking about, and would like a space to work on it on your own or with others, please consider joining us for either the Thursday or Saturday sessions. We'll discuss a little about IdeaLab and how it works, and the rest of the time is space for idea building. You can also use this session to ask questions about Wikimedia Foundation grants that are available if your proposal or idea may need funding. Thanks, and see you at the conference! I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 20:45, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-25[edit]

19:14, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Wednesday June 29: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Wednesday June 29, 6-8:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us for an evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art Library's second annual Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to LGBT art, culture and history.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Also featuring a lightning talk by CUNY students at the La Guardia and Wagner Archives on a project to document local 1980s HIV/AIDS activism on Wikipedia.

Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 21:03, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our Sunday July 10 Wiknic in Central Park and other upcoming events.

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Tech News: 2016-26[edit]

15:42, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Saltchuk[edit]

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Wikidata and OpenStreetMap[edit]

Hi Peaceray

Really nice to chat during Wikimania, as I mentioned there is a problem creating dependable links between Wikidata and OpenStreetMap because of the lack of persistent IDs on OSM. Here is a discussion about the problem, Lane suggested talking to Yuri Astrakhan as well.

Thanks

John Cummings (talk) 09:25, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-27[edit]

19:45, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Sunday July 10: WikNYC Picnic @ Central Park[edit]

Sunday July 10, 3-8pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Manhattan's Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

3–8pm - come by any time! The picnicking area is the southwest section of the Great Lawn, north of the Delacorte Theater, just inside the park at Central Park West between 81st & 82nd. Enter the park at West 81st St.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!
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We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 14:55, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

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Thanks![edit]

Thanks for the welcome, Peaceray! --Briskmad (talk) 23:18, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

Seattle Wiknic 2016[edit]

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In the Seattle area? You are invited to the Seattle Wiknic 2016 on Saturday, July 16, 2016, noon to 3pm at the Washington Park Arboretum, in the meadow area to the south of the Graham Visitors Center, approximately at 47°38′15″N 122°17′38″W / 47.637435°N 122.293986°W / 47.637435; -122.293986. Click here for more details!
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Tech News: 2016-28[edit]

15:15, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-29[edit]

12:01, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

I moved[edit]

Hello Peaceray, thank you for your message. I won't be able to come any time soon, though, since I moved back to Germany. Cheers — Sebastian 00:48, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi, @Sebastian: If you no longer want to receive message concerning Seattle events or WikiProject Seattle, you can remove yourself from Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle/Invitees.
Are you a member of Wikimedia Deutschland? Here is the Wikimedia Deutschland website.
Peaceray (talk) 15:09, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

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Thanx for making the change, but you had me going for a minute... I went to do the edit & the old "Cascades" was showing on the page, while the new edit was on the editing page... After going back & forth a few times, I checked the history & saw you had already been there...GWFrog (talk) 20:40, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-30[edit]

19:54, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Rojos_del_Águila_de_Veracruz[edit]

Rojos_del_Águila_de_Veracruz already exists. You might want to delete User:Peaceray/sandbox/es_Rojos_del_Águila_de_Veracruz. Alsee (talk) 03:55, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: July 2016[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 3 / Issue 9 / July 2016
Learning Quarterly

Stay tuned
blogs, events
& more!

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:21, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-31[edit]

21:48, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-32[edit]

15:41, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-33[edit]

19:37, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

August 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday Auugust 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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Featuring special guest presentations on WikiVerse and Bringing Wikipedia to the Last Mile.

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 (UN Women!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, 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) 23:19, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Prep for our chapter elections next month in September (and add your candidacy!): Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Elections

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GMO and pesticide topics[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-34[edit]

21:18, 22 August 2016 (UTC)