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Car-free places[edit]

Re [1] - I'm interested to know if you're aware of the NPOV issues regarding the use of the word China, and the way the political status of Hong Kong should be dealt with. — Instantnood 22:15, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

What are the links? I think my car-free places posting was with a NPOV, but I'm not certain. Perhaps we or you should put in a group, Asia, and then Hong Kong, and take away the word China. I don't care much about that. My intent was to insert Discovery Bay as a 'car-free place.' Rauterkus 23:07, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

History of Pittsburgh - request for collaboration[edit]

I've put a lot of additional work into this article, based on feedback from when it was a Featured Article Candidate. Also updated the maps to give them a more standard appearance. I'm going to submit the article for peer review and then FAC again. Before I do, though, I need some help from the WikiProject Pittsburgh. Please take some time and help with these tasks:

  1. improve the article with changes, additions and deletions
  2. some stern proof-reading, please
  3. give it a quality/importance rating at Talk:History of Pittsburgh
  4. leave feedback at Talk:History of Pittsburgh

Thanks. I'll be leaving this note at the talk pages of the project members who have been most active in Pittsburgh-related articles. Tomcool 14:43, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikimedia Pennsylvania[edit]

Hello there!

I'm writing to inform you that we are now forming the first local Wikimedia Chapter in the United States: Wikimedia Pennsylvania. Our goals are to perform outreach and fundraising activities on behalf of the various Wikimedia projects. If you're interested in being a part of the chapter, or just want to know more, you can:

Thanks and I hope you join up! Cbrown1023 talk 04:19, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia: WikiProject Swimming[edit]

Hi there, Ive recently joined the WP:WikiProject Swimming team. Im committed to getting on top of the project. Since you have listed yourself as a participant i thought i'd let you know what i've done. Ive got a bot thats going through the relevant catagouries that apply to the project and tagging them with our banner. Ive done all the stub class articles and assessed them automaticlly, and im starting on the 3000 other articles that ive identified. So this will mean that we will have all the articles in the scope of the project together and we can start working on them. So if you have any spare time theres going to be thousands of articles that will need assessing. There are around 2000 articles Just in Stub-Class swimming articles, and most of these will need the importance assessed. I think it's important we get all this assessing done, so we can start working on the articles.

Don't fell pressured to start assessing articles, i just thought that since theres going to be so many articles, you should know that theres heaps of work that needs to be done, ill be trying my best once my exams are finished. Remember many hands make light work.

Cheers Printer222 (talk) 13:37, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Bradley alum[edit]

Hi, just wanted to stop by and say how nice it is to see another Bradley alum on Wikipedia. Zombie Hunter Smurf (talk) 14:43, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Possibility of Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Art at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh[edit]

You may be interested in this. Hope to see you there! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 05:34, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Your Beijing Pictures[edit]

I've got some public domain photos I took (and perhaps some video) of both whitewater kayak and whitewater canoe (same day) from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Would they be of help here? Rauterkus (talk) 23:48, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

The article Shunyi_Olympic_Rowing-Canoeing_Park could use one or two still shots, preferably a wide angle shot that shows the layout of the course. Could you upload some on Wikimedia Commons? HowardMorland (talk) 13:39, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Needed Page for Ron Morris (entrepreneur)[edit]

One day, I'll make a page for Pittsburgh's Ron Morris. Rauterkus (talk) 15:41, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Invite to WikiProject Water Sports[edit]

I know your name is down, but the project had fallen by the wayside - so i'm trying to rejeuvinate it Happysailor (Talk) 22:49, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Ron Morris (entrepreneur)[edit]

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Holy cow. It took less than 1 minute to get a deleted page. I was typing in the content. I'll use the hangon tag next time.

Ron Morris (entrepreneur) is an American entrepreneur from Pittsburgh, PA, USA who has moved beyond his business ventures into teaching at Duquesne University as well as hosting a business talk radio show called The American Entrepreneur.

WikiProject Pittsburgh[edit]


WikiProject Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh meetup[edit]

Pittsburgh Wikipedians are invited to a meet up on April 3, 2015. Meetup Pittsburgh

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You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at Talk:Chester G. Atkins's talk page.


CONSOL Energy Wikipedia Page - Suggested Edits[edit]

Hi Rauterkus,

I am on the communications team for Consol Energy. I would like to suggest several edits/updates to the Consol Energy Wikipedia page. A lot of the information listed is outdated and therefore no longer accurate. Please see my suggested edits and sourcing below. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you.

First paragraph:

"As of 2011..." should be replaced with: As of 2013, Consol had 3 billion tons of proven reserves, mainly in northern and central Appalachia and produced nearly 29 million tons of coal in the same year. The company has natural gas reserves totaling 5.7 trillion cu. ft. as of 2013 and produced 172.4 billion cubic feet in that year. Through the different services, it employs 3,890 people.


To be added: In 2012, Consol Energy won the rights to drill the Marcellus Shale on leased acres at the Pittsburgh International Airport. Consol entered into the public-private partnership, agreeing to pay 500 million dollars over the next twenty years. In partnership, the airport will receive 18 percent royalties with an additional 50 million dollar bonus. It is estimated that the project will bring the airport around 20 to 25 million dollars annually over the next 20 years. This revenue is to be used to offset the airports 91 million dollar annual budget, as well as support improvements to infrastructure and paying off airport debt, currently shouldered by taxpayers.(i) In August 2014, after a year of talks with the township, the Federal Aviation Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Allegheny County, Consol began drilling its first well on airport property.(ii)

In 2013, Consol sold it’s subsidiary, Consolidation Coal Company, to Murray Energy Corporation (MEC). This deal, valued at 3.5 billion dollars, included all five of their longwall coal mines in West Virginia, as well as Consol’s River and Dock Operations, comprised of 21 tow-boats and 600 barges, as well as 2.4 billion dollars of Consol’s balance sheet liabilities. These liabilities include 2.1 billion dollars in postretirement benefit plans, 105 million dollars of workers compensation, 61 million dollars of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, 13 million of long-term disabilities, and 149 million in environmental. With the deal Consol sold 1.1 billion tons of coal reserves, reflecting the trend of switching away from coal to focus on natural gas exploration and development.(iii) By selling the mines in conjuction with the liabilities, Consol cleared room in the balance sheet to further investment in Marcellus Shale.(iv)


"In 2010..." should be replaced with: In 2013, Consol Energy had an annual revenue of 3.120 billion. Customers primarily include electric and steel mills in the U.S., but demand from European utilities has increased during the 2000s. Consol Energy was ranked number 434 on the Fortune 500 list in 2014.(v)

To be added: In December 2014, CONSOL announced its intent to pursue transactions that would result in changes to the company's organizational and management structure to better align the company to execute its strategy for its natural gas and coal operations in the Appalachian Basin. These anticipated transactions resulted in changes to the company's reportable segments effective for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. The Coal Division will now report the following segments: Pennsylvania Operations (Bailey, Enlow Fork, and Harvey mines), Virginia Operations (Buchanan Mine), and Other Operations (Miller Creek Complex). The E&P Division will now report the following segments: Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale, Coalbed Methane (CBM), and Other. (x)

Chart on the right side of the page:

Key People: J. Brett Harvey, Executive Chairman Nicholas J. DeIuliis, President & CEO James C. Grech, CCO & Executive VP Stephen W. Johnson, Executive VP & Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer David M. Khani, Executive VP & CFO (vi)

Products:Coal Natural gas Timber Electric power Land Development Property Development Water Purification (vii)

Revenue: US $3.120 billion (2013) (viii ix)

Number of employees: 3,890

i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. viii. ix. x.

Kodonovan (talk) 18:22, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 5[edit]

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Newsletter • October 2015

Hello there! Happy to be writing this newsletter once more. This month:

We did it!

In July, we launched five pilot WikiProjects: WikiProjects Cannabis, Evolutionary Biology, Ghana, Hampshire, and Women's Health. We also use the new design, named "WPX UI," on WikiProject Women in Technology, Women in Red, WikiProject Occupational Safety and Health. We are currently looking for projects for the next round of testing. If you are interested, please sign up on the Pilots page.

Shortly after our launch we presented at Wikimania 2015. Our slides are on Wikimedia Commons.

Then after all that work, we went through the process of figuring out whether we accomplished our goal. We reached out to participants on the redesigned WikiProjects, and we asked them to complete a survey. (If you filled out your survey—thank you!) While there are still some issues with the WikiProject tools and the new design, there appears to be general satisfaction (at least among those who responded). The results of the survey and more are documented in our grant report filed with the Wikimedia Foundation.

The work continues!

There is more work that needs to be done, so we have applied for a renewal of our grant. Comments on the proposal are welcome. We would like to improve what we have already started on the English Wikipedia and to also expand to Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. Why those? Because they are multilingual projects and because there needs to be better coordination across Wikimedia projects. More details are available in the renewal proposal.

How can the Wikimedia Foundation support WikiProjects?

The Wikimedia Developer Summit will be held in San Francisco in January 2016. The recently established Community Tech team at the Wikimedia Foundation is interested in investigating what technical support they can provide for WikiProjects, i.e., support beyond just templates and bots. I have plenty of opinions myself, but I want to hear what you think. The session is being planned on Phabricator, the Wikimedia bug tracker. If you are not familiar with Phabricator, you can log in with your Wikipedia username and password through the "Login or Register: MediaWiki" button on the login page. Your feedback can help make editing Wikipedia a better experience.

Until next time,

Harej (talk) 09:03, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:41, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 6[edit]

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Newsletter • January 2016

Hello there! Happy to be writing this newsletter once more. This month:

What comes next

Some good news: the Wikimedia Foundation has renewed WikiProject X. This means we can continue focusing on making WikiProjects better.

During our first round of work, we created a prototype WikiProject based on two ideas: (1) WikiProjects should clearly present things for people to do, and (2) The content of WikiProjects should be automated as much as possible. We launched pilots, and for the most part it works. But this approach will not work for the long term. While it makes certain aspects of running a WikiProject easier, it makes the maintenance aspects harder.

We are working on a major overhaul that will address these issues. New features will include:

  • Creating WikiProjects by simply filling out a form, choosing which reports you want to generate for your project. This will work with existing bots in addition to the Reports Bot reports. (Of course, you can also have sections curated by humans.)
  • One-click button to join a WikiProject, with optional notifications.
  • Be able to define your WikiProject's scope within the WikiProject itself by listing relevant pages and categories, eliminating the need to tag every talk page with a banner. (You will still be allowed to do that, of course. It just won't be required.)

The end goal is a collaboration tool that can be used by WikiProjects but also by any edit-a-thon or group of people that want to coordinate on improving articles. Though implemented as an extension, the underlying content will be wikitext, meaning that you can continue to use categories, templates, and other features as you normally would.

This will take a lot of work, and we are just getting started. What would you like to see? I invite you to discuss on our talk page.

Until next time,

Harej (talk) 02:53, 20 January 2016 (UTC)