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Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC 2017
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day NYC 2017, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

With special guests Katherine Maher of the Wikimedia Foundation and Tim Wu of Columbia Law School speaking on our Post-truth panel!

Also featuring an International/Multilingual panel, a Documenting Activism panel, a Multimedia/Tech Panel, a Science panel, an Art panel, and more.

And there will be cake.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00am - 7:00 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in 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! --Pharos (talk) 14:57, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-02[edit]

19:12, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-03[edit]

23:24, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Reversion of Baltimore Ravens edit by 126.19.93.217[edit]

Why did you revert my edit on the Baltimore Ravens page? You should read the edit. It's just some guy inserting his personal opinion about how great the move is. It barely sounds appropriate. I'll re-add it since I assume you didn't even read it. 126.19.93.217 (talk) 19:01, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Also, why did you threaten me for saying my edit summary was misleading? That seems like really inappropriate behavior. Like I said previously, actually read the edit please. 126.19.93.217 (talk) 19:03, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

You removed two URLs from reference citations & removed part of the image syntax, leaving a red link. While it is true I did not scroll down far enough to see the opinion that you removed, the first three portions of your edit were indistinguishable between incompetence or vandalism, so I reverted them. Since your edit summary deleted random opinion of a user had nothing to do with the URL removals or the mangling of the image syntax, I flagged it as a misuse of the edit summary. I apologize if I misinterpreted your intent behind these mistakes. When I spot something that looks like vandalism or seems amiss, I act quickly. I would ask that you please preview your edits before saving them to avoid future mistakes in the Wikimarkup & the interpretation of your intent. We all make mistakes, particularly when we begin editing. After, seven years & 16,000 edits, I, myself, am certainly not immune to mistakes, although previewing my edits has certainly helped.
Your last edit to Baltimore Ravens looks great!
Finally, when you post to another user's talk page, please either start a new section or add to an existing section. Most editors will react pretty negatively to someone posting to the top of their page.
Peaceray (talk) 20:45, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-04[edit]

20:15, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-05[edit]

18:45, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: February 2017[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 4 / Issue 11 / February 2017
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) 20:36, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-06[edit]

19:46, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

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

Wednesday February 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 WikiProject La Guardia and Wagner Archives, WikiProject Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wiki Loves the Dominican Republic, and more.

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, 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) 22:17, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Get ready now for Black WikiHistory Month Weekend:

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UW Bothell details[edit]

Hey Peaceray -- saw the post you made at Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle for several UW Bothell events. Do you know what the parking situation is there? They usually charge for the garages, don't they? - Brianhe (talk) 19:56, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

@Brianhe: I believe that you are correct. I will check.
@Shameran81: Do you know any details about parting at UW Bothell?
Peaceray (talk) 04:31, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
@Brianhe: & @Shameran81:
I received the following response by email through the contact at www.uwb.edu/admin/facilities/transportation/parking.

Hi Raymond,

You can park in any numbered stall as long as you pay for the stall. There are pay machines at each lot and you pay for the space when you park. Our prices are 3 dollars for under 3 hours and 6 dollars for all day. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Thank you,

Chelsea Ingham
Program Assistant
Commuter Services

Peaceray (talk) 19:45, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
@Brianhe: & @Peaceray: Hey there, thanks for asking this important question and for doing a little research on the parking. I've updated the event page with details on the rooms and building addresses. You are correct that parking for the day is $6 for all day. The garages can fill up, so it's best to leave a ten minute buffer for your travel time. I emailed Kimberly to ask her if she would recommend a garage and give us further instruction. Will update the event page accordingly. Will be so glad to have you both there. Shameran81 (talk) 22:35, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-07[edit]

18:06, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Reference errors on 16 February[edit]

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Please check this page and fix the errors highlighted. If you think this is a false positive, you can report it to my operator. Thanks, ReferenceBot (talk) 00:18, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Editing as Activism: Black WikiHistory Month Workshop and Edit-a-thon at UW Bothell[edit]

Event poster for the Black History Month Editing as Activism Workshop and Edit-a-thon at University of Washington-Bothell Feb. 22-23, 2017.
Editing as Activism: Black WikiHistory Month Workshop and Edit-a-thon
Social Justice Organizers at University of Washington-Bothell are hosting a two-day editing event for Black WikiHistory Month on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23, 2017.
Learn to Purposefully Edit Wikipedia
  • February 22, 2017 ~3-5:30pm
  • Location: UW Bothell Activities & Recreation Center (ARC) Overlook (Sports and Recreation Complex on the campus map), Second floor, room 202. Address: 18220 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011; vehicle parking in North parking garage $3 for 3 hours or $6/all day rate cash or card
  • This workshop gives you the critical tools you need to log on with purpose and make edits that make a difference.
  • Led by Monika Sengul-Jones
Black History Month Edit-a-thon
  • February 23, 2017 3-6pm
  • Location: UW Bothell Common Grounds Cafe in the Commons Hall (UW2), main floor. Address: 18115 Campus Way NE Bothell, WA 98011; vehicle parking in South parking garage $3 for 3 hours or $6/all day rate cash or card
  • Put your editing skills to work in a group editing session. Edit and/or create pages that improve Wikipedia's coverage of Black history and culture. All welcome. Novice editors encouraged to attend the Learn to Purposefully Edit session on Feb. 22. Bring your laptops, power cords, and books/articles to edit with.
  • All are welcome; this event is specifically geared towards the University of Washington student and faculty community. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Affiliated Sponsor: Cascadia Wikimedians User Group
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Tech News: 2017-08[edit]

19:25, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-09[edit]

19:56, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Art+Feminism March 2017 at UW Seattle[edit]

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Art+Feminism

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Art+Feminism Learn to Edit Pre-session
  • When: Friday, March 3rd, 2017, from 12-2pm PT
  • Where: Research Commons, Allen Library South, Ground floor. University of Washington. Seattle, WA 98195
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
  • When: Saturday, March 4th, 2017, 9am-1pm PT
  • Where: Research Commons, Allen Library South, Ground floor. University of Washington. Seattle, WA 98195

The University of Washington Research Commons, Cascadia Wikimedians, iArts, & iQueeries will jointly host an Art+Feminism event in March at the Research Commons.

Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism! Our focus is on improving Wikipedia's representation of North American Indigenous art, Indigenous womxn artists, and Indigenous feminism.

We will provide tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, childcare, refreshments, and live streaming for those unable to attend.

Cost is free! Anyone and everyone who wishes to attend this event is welcome. Bring your own laptops and power cords (guest access to UW WiFi will be available).

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- MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:36, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Reversion of removed content from the page "List of people of Cuman descent"[edit]

I don't know where to post this but i saw your message about that you restored the removed content from the page "List of people of Cuman descent". I removed the content because there is absolutely no source about the ethnic origin of them, and it's all false, (mostly) made by Hungarian nationalists. Thank you in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wrappos (talkcontribs) 19:57, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

@Wrappos: Three things:
Peaceray (talk) 20:28, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-10[edit]

23:23, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA (and beyond!)[edit]

Saturday March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54th Street, on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. There will be childcare, snacks, multiple trainings and panel discussions. People of all gender identities and expressions welcomed and encouraged to attend.

This year’s edit-a-thon kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with a conversation about information activism with writer Joanne McNeil and Data & Society Research Institute Fellow Zara Rahman, moderated by Kimberly Drew, the social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, creator of the Tumblr “Black Contemporary Art,” and the person behind @museummammy on Instagram. Afternoon breakout groups will engage in focused discussions about related issues, including intersectionality and librarianship, power structures in notability guidelines on Wikipedia, and radical archives. --Pharos (talk) 18:46, 7 March 2017 (UTC)


And a broader calendar of events on the theme this week/weekend, and the next:

  • Mar 08 - Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology
11am - 5pm
in New York, NY
Wikipedia:NYC/FIT/Womens Day Edit-a-thon
  • Mar 11 -Purchase College Library
11am - 4pm
in Purchase, NY
Facebook event
  • Mar 11 - The Museum of Modern Art
10am - 5pm
in New York, NY
Facebook event
MoMA event
  • Mar 12 - Interference Archive
2pm - 6pm
in Brooklyn, NY
Interference Archive event
  • Mar 12 - Kickstarter HQ
10am - 5pm
in Brooklyn, NY
Eventbrite event
  • Mar 18 -SVA Library
12pm - 5pm
in New York, NY
Eventbrite event

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Tech News: 2017-11[edit]

15:26, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Art+Feminism @ Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (March 18, 2017)[edit]

You are invited to the upcoming Art+Feminism edit-athon, which will be held at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (415 Southwest 10th Avenue #300, Portland 97205) on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10:00am – 5:00pm. For more information, visit Eventbrite.

Hope to see you there! -MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:46, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

New question about editing[edit]

Hi Peaceray,

I've been an editor a long time, but rarely make changes. Usually when I'm doing research and find a change or citation that needs updating. Today I ran across an entry that I believe needs editing, but wanted some guidance before I did so.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkus_Reviews

There is a section in Influence and reception that seems to just be personal opinion, specifically: →Credibility—a Kirkus review is respected throughout the industry and by media and libraries →Marketing tool—a good Kirkus review is a valuable marketing tool, great for a blurb on a press release, or to be placed on your site, or as an editorial review on retailer sites →Personal gratification—every author I know feels great when their Kirkus review has good things to say.

Am i correct that this is personal opinion and should be removed or rewritten?

Thanks

BookReviewer (talk) 04:49, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

@BookReviewer: Well, it certainly smacks of WP:PROMO, but more importantly, it is a copyright violation (see WP:COPYVIO) as the text exists in selfpublishingadvice.org/publishing-is-a-kirkus-review-worth-the-price/, which has a June 13, 2014 publication date that precedes the addition of that text to the article. I would say remove that text ASAP with an edit summary of [[WP:COPYVIO]]: copied from http://selfpublishingadvice.org/publishing-is-a-kirkus-review-worth-the-price/.
No one can argue with a WP:COPYVIO.
Peaceray (talk) 06:01, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Got it. Removed that and updated a bit of the description. I need to cite the "most expensive fee-for-review" statement, but I know its correct. I'll find an authoritative link or price comparison chart this weekend to back it up.

Take a look and let me know what you think?

BookReviewer (talk) 17:55, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-12[edit]

22:03, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel[edit]

Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel
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On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, and following on the recent Art+Feminism campaign, we'll focus on building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 05:13, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

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Tech News: 2017-13[edit]

14:46, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Cut & paste of material from Theranos to Elizabeth Holmes[edit]

Sorry, it just seemed like her Wikipedia page read as if it were written by her personally. The talk page seemed to reflect that sentiment as well. 173.179.145.202 (talk) 14:45, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

@173.179.145.202: It is fine to edit anything that seems like bias, but wholesale copy & pasting needs to follow the guideline for copying within Wikipedia as well as any other guidelines. While sometimes is best to be bold, in an article that has edits from nearly 300 editors, I think some consensus & discussion on Talk:Elizabeth Holmes is appropriate.
Also, I do think that there is some negative coverage in the Questions about Theranos section, & the Awards and recognition section does state that 'Following the scrutiny over the Theranos lab controversy, Fortune named Holmes one of the "World's Most Disappointing Leaders" for 2016.' If you want to expand on that, please do, but please adhere to the editing guidelines.
Peaceray (talk) 15:21, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Neophyte edits to Greek mythology articles[edit]

Sorry for the inconvenience. Just a neophyte her. Please consider my excuse and can you resolve my editing. --Markx121993 (talk) 15:43, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

@Markx121993: Please slow down, read WP:GUIDELINES, always leave editing summaries, & preview your edits. With all the ignored warnings that you have gotten from multiple editors, you are risking being blocked. Peaceray (talk) 15:54, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for the warning i will refrain from removing sections in the page — Preceding unsigned comment added by Markx121993 (talkcontribs) 15:57, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Creating a new page[edit]

Can I ask how can I make a new page?--Markx121993 (talk) 16:00, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

@Markx121993: Please see Your first article: "Writing an article; Learn how you can create an article". Peaceray (talk) 16:04, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

A probable mistake[edit]

In this edit you posted a Template:Uw-tdel3 warning, but your edit summary referred to Template:Uw-tdel4, so presumably you intended a level 4 warning and posted the wrong one by mistake. This is of no importance, but I thought I would let you know so that you can watch out for similar mistakes in future. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 12:39, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

@JamesBWatson: Thanks for pointing this out. I usually use Twinkle for user warnings, but I think in this case, because there were section headings after the March 2017 section heading, I was trying to post manually under that heading. I think I made a typo in the template syntax, copied & pasted to the summary, saw my mistake in the body but only managed to correct it there.
I know you admins must rely on the edit summaries to determine up front about the warnings that other editors are make to a particular editor. Sorry if I created any confusion about the matter.
Peaceray (talk) 17:51, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Personal acquaintances re-registration[edit]

Ray, is it possible you could confirm me again at WP:Personal acquaintances? It looks like my username change set me back to square zero. -- Bri (talk) 12:36, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

@Bri: I tried, but am only seeing you by your previous ID in the "Who do you want to verify?" drop-down list at https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pers%C3%B6nliche_Bekanntschaften/neue_Anfragen?uselang=en (cannot do an interlanguage inline link with that ?uselang=en part). Peaceray (talk) 18:34, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
That's odd, I was sure I saw myself at de:Wikipedia:Persönliche_Bekanntschaften/neue_Anfragen when I was at the conference. Trying again. - Bri (talk) 03:29, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-14[edit]

17:53, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-15[edit]

18:35, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Question about creating a new page[edit]

Hi again,

So I wanted to create a page for Graham Brown, American thriller author that has co-written books with Clive Cussler. He is on the disambiguation page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Brown already. I don't have complete info about him, but wanted to at least start the page so I did a draft so far https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Graham_Brown_(writer). So I've checked the Making Your First Page article but ran into a couple of quesions: Can I use the official bio photo with permission and how to I mark that? I have a year of birth, but not day/month. Is that necessary? I was using another author page as my example. I want to link to the books he's written, and provide a quick summary. My assumption is as a co-author of two NYT best-selling novels he qualifies as a writer of note and deserves his own page.

Thanks

BookReviewer (talk) 00:56, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

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) 18:29, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

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Camila Cabello[edit]

You keep complaining about Camila Cabello page and page don't have no picture and you keep putting old 2013 picture. I simply asked somebody to upload new pic. People don't listen, you and another user, I think both of you can't read, have to edit war. Outlawstar720 (talk) 03:33, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

@Outlawstar720: You have offered no argument as to why an older picture is unusable. There are plenty of pictures in commons:Category:Camila Cabello, & they happen to be all from 2013. Any image from Commons that illustrates something or somebody in an article is generally considered acceptable. As you have not stated what your objection is to the image, none of us knows what the problem is. Please note the proper place to discuss this is at Talk:Camila Cabello, but as of As of 17 April 2017, 04:00:00 UTC, you have not posted anything there.
I would argue that is not our responsibility to provide a newer picture, but yours. As I had mentioned in one of the edit summaries, you can upload pictures at commons:Special:UploadWizard. However, you do need to ensure that the image meets the licensing requirements.
Peaceray (talk) 04:13, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-16[edit]

19:32, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-17[edit]

16:40, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

'Check your snark'[edit]

I presume this comment, which you made on my edit to Emma Morano, is meant ironically, given how 'snarky' it is? Even you yourself instantly edited your comment on my talk page. Perhaps in future take two minutes to explain your issue with an edit rather than simply attacking. Smurfmeister (talk) 19:13, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

@Smurfmeister: I do believe that this edit summary, "not a cocaine overdose at an orgy or a snapped bungee rope" is a personal expression of snarkiness unrelated to the article. If you want to dicuss the lack of a cause of death, check your snark at the door., was sufficient, given the definition of snark, although after reading that definition, perhaps snide comments would have been clearer.
Regarding my edit & reverted edit at your talk page, I often use Twinkle & I was looking for something that addressed the comments that you left on Talk:Emma Morano. I navigated to TW-->Warn, then to Only warning (4im), then to the Behavior in articles submenu, which had an item {{uw-joke4im}}: Using improper humor. That seemed appropriate enough from the description, but unfortunately I skipped previewing it. {{uw-joke4im}} then seemed far, far harsher than I had intended, so I reverted it.
I freely admit that I make mistakes. The latter was a mistake & I apologize for it; the former was not & I stand by it.
Peaceray (talk) 21:00, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
Perhaps you should consider thinking comments through rather than using widgets. 'Check your snark' is patronising; it sounds like someone telling off a naughty teenager. Smurfmeister (talk) 09:38, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
Well, yes, the comment "not a cocaine overdose at an orgy or a snapped bungee rope" disrespected the death of a supercentenarian & was beyond the bounds of polite discourse. It was something I would expect from a snarky teenager, having professionally worked with dependent & delinquent teenagers. I merely called it as I saw it. Peaceray (talk) 22:10, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ PNCA Library (April 29, 2017)[edit]

You are invited to the upcoming Art+Feminism edit-athon, which will be held at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) Library at 511 NW Broadway on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 11am to 4pm. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Hope to see you there! -MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:32, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-18[edit]

19:50, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Art+Feminism, Saturday, May 6, at Jacob Lawrence Gallery, UW Seattle[edit]

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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Despite its wide reach, content on Wikipedia suffers from the bias of its editors: white, technically inclined, English-speaking men that live in developed, majority-Christian countries. This represents an alarming absence of voices in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

In an effort to change this, the Jake is organizing a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, May 6th, 1 - 5 pm. Our mission is to bring together diverse communities to participate in Wikipedia editing, and improve its coverage of queer people and women of color in the arts.

We will provide childcare, snacks, and tutorials for the beginner editor.

Bring your laptop, power-cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. No previous Wikipedia experience required!

RSVP at and stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates.

What: Improving Wikipedia's coverage on queer and women artists of color
When: Saturday, May 6, 1-5pm
Where: Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Art Building #132, 1915 NE Chelan Ln, Seattle, WA 98105
Who: People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.
What to bring: A laptop and power cord. Access to UW wifi will be provided for non-UW affliated participants.

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Tech News: 2017-19[edit]

02:25, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: May 2017[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 4 / Issue 12 / May 2017
Learning Quarterly

Frontpage:
#LearningDays
#CCD

Stay tuned
blogs, events
& more!

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

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:52, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-20[edit]

21:48, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Sunday May 21: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon + global online challenge[edit]

Sunday May 21, 10:30 am - 4:30pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon: Met Open Access Initiative is the Metropolitan Museum of Art's first edit-a-thon, being hosted on Sunday May 21, 2017 in Thomas J. Watson Library at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The Met is excited to make available over 375,000 images of public domain artworks for contribution to 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 collection onsite and remotely. The event is a key marker too of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's first Wikimedian-in-Residence program, with resident Richard Knipel (User:Pharos), along with Wikimedia NYC. We invite you to help enhance Wikimedia communities and platforms with open access images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The event requires pre-registration. To register, 1) please sign-up with Eventbrite via The Met's website and 2) add your Wikipedia username to the #Participants on the wikimeetup page. Please check-in with museum staff when you arrive at the Thomas J. Watson Library within the museum.

We also welcome remote participation for the global Met Open Access Artworks Challenge (15 May - 30 June, 2017), you can sign up there at Met Open Access Artworks Challenge/Participants. --Pharos (talk) 16:22, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

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aloha[edit]

I have found your work on the Herb Kane site exquisite. After a long absence I have returned to editing (probably temporarily) with the short term goal of weeding out a bunch of bad writing and inaccurate bits in this article from 2012 or so. I have posted my general intentions to get to this, and I wanted to let you know there is not a single one of your contributions that I take issue with; to the contrary, every one is a gem. You are much better at this than I ever was. Two things: I see you are going to the Met thing. I have my own vision for what the Met's entry itself should be. You might look at my first ever attempt at Wikipedia in the article on the Astor Court. Secondly, once I have restored accuracy to the Kane article, I will let you know; you might want to make sure I did things up to your standard, because I find that a very high bar. Thank you for your work on this article, and in general. Alawa (talk) 19:48, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

@Alawa: Aloha! Actually, I received notification about the Met edit-a-thon because I am on thier Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite_list, on of several that I am on. Occasionally I do make it to NYC, & the folks at meta:Wikimedia New York City like to keep me in the loop. I currently have lived the last three years in the Seattle area after 14 years on Oahu, & am part of meta:Cascadia Wikimedians User Group.
I will take a look at the Astor Court & Herb Kane as I can; this is turning out to be a busy Spring!
Peaceray (talk) 20:34, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

May 24: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday May 24, 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.

Topics this month include the TED wikiproject, the Met wikiproject, and encouraging free video on Wikimedia Commons!

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) 19:30, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

  • P.S. bonus event this weekend:

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Tech News: 2017-21[edit]

22:15, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-22[edit]

12:18, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-23[edit]

19:05, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-24[edit]

15:30, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Thursday June 22: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Thursday June 22, 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 third 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.

Themes for this event include art related to HIV/AIDS activism and on LGBTQ artists of the African Diaspora as part of the Black Lunch Table project.

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) 21:40, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our Sunday June 25 Hackathon @ Ace Hotel, the Sunday July 9 Wiknic on Governors Island, and other upcoming events.

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Tech News: 2017-25[edit]

15:44, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Re: Citation deterioration on United States presidential elections in which the winner lost the popular vote[edit]

Hello @Peaceray: First of all, sorry for my poor English. Last night I was translating the Spanish version of the article United States presidential elections in which the winner lost the popular vote, (Elecciones presidenciales en los Estados Unidos en las que el ganador perdió el voto popular).
When I copied the paragraph of the elections between Trump and Clinton, I noticed that the photo of Trump was missing. The only thing I remember I did was change that photo, I do not know how I changed the rest. I reversed the edition to the previous version. I'm sorry for the trouble caused. Best Regards --Geom (talk) 18:16, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

@Geom: Thank you! Peaceray (talk) 19:36, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Vandalism or hacking? "HTC 10" page[edit]

Doug's mistake - Thanks to Bri.

Hi Peaceray, You offered guidance on my talk page in March 2016.

I've just removed a bit of anti-brand trolling from the "HTC 10" smartphone page.

But it is not simple vandalism.

My reading of the page history: the bad-faith(?) comment was there from the first version of the page (13 April 2016).

My reading of "real world" history: the bad-faith(?) comment refers to events in August-September 2016, five or six months later.

Either the author had precognition, or there is hacking of the wikipedia article history.

The comment I removed purports to be part of the title of an external link, reference [3], "and is more likely to explode than the galaxy s7 edge".

Of course it was the Samsung Note 7 that was recalled (Sept 2016), not the Galaxy S7. But there were no issues with the Galaxy s7, and I believe the comment is playing on the fears generated around the Note 7.

In any case, the text "and is more likely to explode than the galaxy s7 edge" does not appear in the linked article which it purports to come from (Dan Seifert, the Verge).

But I really do think this is a security issue, not just vandalism.

Douglas Ray (talk) 14:57, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

UPDATE wayback machine confirms wikipedia's article history has been tampered with.

Wayback have 5 snapshots and only the last (11 Feb 2017) has the "likely to explode" comment. The previous clean copy is 11 Nov 2016.

16 July 2016, 23 Sept 2016, 11 Oct 2016, 11 Nov 2016, 11 Feb 2017

Douglas Ray (talk) 16:02, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) For a highly technical issue like this I would recommend contacting the tech team. User_talk:Brion_VIBBER has some suggested avenues to do this. Personally I'm unaware of a single Wikipedia page ever being manipulated the way you are suggesting. The edit I think you're troubled by was this one made 13 December 2016 by an anon, not 13 April, so maybe this is all a mix-up. - Bri (talk) 17:18, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Bri - Yes, my mix-up, I'd misinterpreted the history - ta for link to Brion. - Douglas Ray (talk) 13:20, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride at PNCA: Tuesday, June 27[edit]

You are invited to the upcoming Wiki Loves Pride edit-athon, which will be held at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (511 NW Broadway) on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 5–8pm. For more information, visit the meetup page or Facebook event page.

Hope to see you there! -MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:38, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-26[edit]

15:38, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-27[edit]

15:32, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Sunday July 9: WikNYC Picnic @ Governors Island[edit]

Sunday July 9, 1-6pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" on New York City's green and historic Governors Island, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1–6pm - come by any time! Our reserved picnicking area is Grill #5 by Nolan Park in the northern part of Governors Island.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 11:02, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

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Tech News: 2017-28[edit]

15:07, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Cascadia Wikimedians edit-a-thon in progress[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Cascadia Wikimedians edit-a-thon in progress has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 20:15, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

July 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday July 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, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 02:37, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

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Rojos del Águila[edit]

. . .

Consensus is not verifiability. (!!!?!?!?!?!?!!?!??!)

Yes, this is often incorrectly rendered because many contributors speak either poor English or Spanish. However, a read of the team’s history will suffice—they were originally the company team of Eagle Oil, called “El Águila” in Spanish. Their kits were red—like the Redstockings of Cincinnati—and as such they adopted a similar name. Thus, the Veracruz club came to be known as the Rojos del Águila; literally “Reds of the Eagle.” (N.B. In Spanish, the major-league Reds are known as los Rojos de Cincinnati.)

Furthermore, Red Eagles is easy enough to say in Spanish: “Águilas Rojas.” Crucially, this is not the name of the team.

Nonetheless, because this has been a persistent issue, I've included a comment in the wikicode; I had planned on putting one on the talk page, anyway, but no one looks at that.

Again: please consult with other editors before unilaterally reverting edits in subjects with which you are less familiar. —Wiki Wikardo 10:01, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

@Wiki Wikardo: "Consensus is not verifiability" is nonsensical since you have not provided a source to verify the translation.
Your statement that "I had planned on putting one on the talk page, anyway, but no one looks at that." violates the Wikipedia:Consensus policy. If I do not see you starting a discussion to reach an consensus through discussion on the talk page to seek a within the next day or so, I plan to start reverting again as your edits depart from the consensus by edit.
I am perfectly aware that Rojos del Águila de Veracruz literally translates to Reds of the Eagle of Veracruz. Please do not assume another editor does not understand this. I find the statement that I was "unilaterally reverting edits in subjects with which you are less familiar" to be condescending as I was reverting to the most common translation in the history & documenting why in the edit summary, & your statement implies that I do not understand the Spanish. The question remains as to the best English translation & requires consensus. Your comments on my talk page largely belong on the article's talk page.
My apologies if I seem contentious in my remarks. I value the be bold editing guideline, but I have little patience with editors who ignore a request to reach consensus on a talk page, as per the editors should treat each other with respect and civility pillar. Editors should attempt consensus when asked. I find that editors that ignore this to be disrespectful.
Peaceray (talk) 16:18, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
Fair enough—I, too, take umbrage when other editors repeatedly revert long-standing issues with no consultation—at least you were good enough to leave an explanation in your edit summary.
I am not at all skirting consensus, I’m just going on the fact that soliciting comment on the talk page is often screaming into a black hole… I’m certainly not opposed to discussing things there.
However, it’s possible for many people to be wrong about something. That various editors have come to the same conclusion should not trump other established norms of reliability.
I’m aware that, regardless of the source language, sometimes you just have to throw up your hands and say, “that’s it, this has become the established English usage,” such as chaise lounge. However, I don’t think this is the case here, where the subject matter is not a common one in English-language media. If a closer translation exists in reliable sources, I think it’s incumbent upon Wikipedia to go with the more faithful rendering.
Quite frankly I saw this as an open-and-shut case—the only verification needed being a dictionary—but apparently you do not. So, to the talk page, Batman! —Wiki Wikardo 22:02, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
I am content with the page as it stands. I have found a reference that predates the earliest Wikipedia version using the name Red Eagles.[Rojos del Águila 1] Do I believe it was a sloppy mistake made by a harried reporter on a deadline whose Spanish is less than fluent? Yes. But it’s a usage seen in reliable sources, so whaddaya gonna do? —Wiki Wikardo 23:04, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
@Wiki Wikardo: Thanks! We'll see what the discussion yields, but I think you will largely prevail. Peaceray (talk) 23:08, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
This is apparently a tricky one in any language. Even in Mexico, “Águilas de Veracruz” is not entirely unknown. Anyone familiar with North American sports sees the name of an animal and a geographic designation and figures, “OK, I got this.” I’ll admit, my brain sort of locked up and refused to process when I first came across the name, which is how I became aware of the club’s history. It doesn’t make sense otherwise, any more than, say, “Nippon Ham Fighters.”
Nevertheless I consider Águilas Rojas erroneous. —Wiki Wikardo 03:29, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

Rojos del Águila references[edit]

  1. ^ Connor, Joe (January 13, 2006). "Welcome to Mexico". ESPN. 

Tech News: 2017-29[edit]

22:59, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Sunday July 30: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel[edit]

Sunday July 30: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel
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On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, we'll focus on Wikipedia casual editing, ways to use and develop Wikidata, building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 14:21, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

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Tech News: 2017-30[edit]

15:58, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-31[edit]

21:45, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Your edit to Fissure of the nipple[edit]

Greetings! I appreciate your good faith edit to Fissure of the nipple. There is no reliable and acceptable medical reference that I can find to support the content of the article. Fissure of the nipple is a medical condition and by consensus in Project Medicine, all sources for the article are supposed to be from medical textbooks, systematic reviews and meta-analysis from the past five years, official medical organizations, professional medical organizations, and governmental health websites. I looked and couldn't find any reference to this condition in the references I looked at. This article or its redirect will be discussed at Articles for deletion with the same rationale. Feel free to leave a message on my talk page. You are also free to revert your own edit so that readers of the encyclopedia will not end up being confused by unsourced content.

The Best of Regards, Barbara (WVS)   10:05, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
The article has been nominated for deletion. You can participate in the discussion by clicking on the link at the top of the article's page. Best wishes to you and I personally appreciate all the work you do to improve Wikipedia. Best Regards: Barbara (WVS)   10:23, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
@Barbara (WVS): Then maybe it needs to be renamed, not deleted. Did you search under "Jogger's nipple"?
Peaceray (talk) 10:40, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
I think a new article called Jogger's nipple is seriously a great idea! Right now that is a redirect but I imagine that 'jogger's nipple' is a real medical term. I originally did a search of 'fissure of the nipple'. I will help write the article with you if you would like. Shall I make a draft page for us both to work on? Best Regards, Barbara (WVS)   10:50, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
@Barbara (WVS): I don't believe that Wikipedia:Blow it up and start over applies here. I think a better course of action would be to ask an administrator to delete the Jogger's nipple redirect to Fissure of the nipple, then move Fissure of the nipple to Jogger's nipple, then gradually improve the article by adding the appropriate citations & content referencing those citations. The proper course for a poor article on a notable subject is not to delete it, but to improve it. Peaceray (talk) 11:34, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Co-operative living arrangement for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Co-operative living arrangement is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Co-operative living arrangement until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Sondra.kinsey (talk) 18:08, 4 August 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-32[edit]

21:45, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-33[edit]

23:29, 14 August 2017 (UTC)


Merger discussion for Monotypic taxon and Monospecificity[edit]

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Articles that you have been involved in editing—Monotypic taxon and Monospecificity—have been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Nessie (talk) 18:57, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
 Done Peaceray (talk) 18:59, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-34[edit]

18:01, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

August 30: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday August 30, 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, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 12:02, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

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Learning Quarterly: August 2017[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 4 / Issue 13 / August 2017
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) 23:14, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-35[edit]

22:10, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-36[edit]

22:15, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-37[edit]

19:16, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Module:Linguistic[edit]

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September 27: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

Wednesday September 27, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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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.

This month will also feature on our agenda, upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

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, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 00:42, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

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Tech News: 2017-38[edit]

15:32, 18 September 2017 (UTC)