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Hello and welcome to Wikipedia! Hope you like it here, and stick around. Meelar (talk) 16:40, July 15, 2005 (UTC)


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Rusnė Island[edit]

Hello! Thanks for your additions to this article. When it was first created I suggested merging with the town, but there now seems to be enough to make it worthwhile.

I see you amended the elevation of the island to 1 metre -- ok! But you have left the claim that parts of the island are 27 centimetres below sea level, and there is a link to a webpage in Lithuanian which seems to support this. (I'm afraid my knowledge of Lithuania and Lithuanian is almost zero.) But this claim is either meaningless/false/silly, or evidence of a totally extraordinary piece of geography. Places below sea level - the Dead Sea, for instance, and vast areas of central Asia - are invariably a long distance from the sea, separated by rock, and they are places with enough evaporation to eliminate the contribution of rainfall. Rusne (sorry, can't do accents easily) is neither; none of it exceeds 2 m elevation, and it is subject to flooding; it is formed of sediment from the river, which is bound to be porous. So if you find a place 1m above sea level, and dig a hole 150cm deep, you have a point more than 27 cm below sea level. But unless you install a concrete wall and a pumping system, it will turn into a pool.

I hope you follow this: it means that if the claim is true, it will be a fact known to every Lithuanian, and there will be much better evidence of how this extraordinary phenomenon has occurred, along with pictures. Unless such is forthcoming, I suggest removing the claim. But I hope perhaps you know more about it?

Incidentally, there are a number of infelicities in your edits (I guess English is not your first language); in particular the replacement bridge... if you say "A new bridge", then it was "built", not "rebuilt". But if the location is the same, you can just say "The bridge was not rebuilt until 1974" (referring to the logical bridge, rather than a particular physical bridge). Do you know if it is in the same place?

I will watch here! Thanks... Brian Chandler Imaginatorium (talk) 07:22, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) It’s true – as written in the Ministry of Agriculture (Lithuania) website [1]. “Žemiausia vietovė Lietuvos teritorijoje nustatyta Rusnės saloje…. Šiais matavimais nustatytas 0,27 m aukštis žemiau jūros lygio.” (EN: The established lowest point in the territory of Lithuania is on the island of Rusne…This measurement is set at 0.27 metres below sea level) The island is like the Netherlands (which is partly below sea level), with canals, dikes, polders, and pumping stations. If you scroll down in the above website you can see a nice aerial photo of the spot, showing polders. I’ll putter with the page soon to insert some of this interesting info. Novickas (talk) 13:59, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Hello, friendly neighborhood stalker! :) Thanks for the link. I know the fact that somewhere in Rusne there is a place that is below the sea level since they made me memorize it in middle school geography lessons, but I could not find a good ref for that. @Imaginatorium: I think you are imagining that the island is below the sea level, when it's just some tiny spot. When I was in middle school, they said it's 1.3 metres below. Not it's just .27 metres... Re bridges, I don't know if it is in the same place. I would venture to guess that it is. Feel free to correct any grammar errors you see. Renata (talk) 01:40, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the responses. OK: I think this is effective if worded something like "Part of the island is poldered, and is famous within Lithuania as the lowest point, officiall 27 cm below sea level." It is a bit odd: it is quite inconceivable that the water level can be maintained to cm precision. And globally speaking it really is not very notable: of course the lowest point of the Netherlands or Israel is significant, but elevations are normally given in metres, not cm. I come from England, where the region of East Anglia has many drains, pumping stations and whatnot: it is quite possible that the lowest point is 51cm below sea level (or quite possibly more like 2 or 3 metres), but this is not normally something anyone even bothers to mention. I will try to copy edit the article in a few days (rather busy right now!) Imaginatorium (talk) 06:51, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Council of Lithuania/archive1[edit]

Hi Renata. I WP:ECHOed you at this page, but I don't know how your Echo preferences are set, you might not have it set to do email messages, so I thought it'd be better to leave a message about it here. Maybe we could address the objections...in memory of that first fine careless rapture of our earlier days here. V.G., Novickas (talk) 15:48, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Joachim Hamann[edit]

Thank you for creating Joachim Hamann. If you are able to add the method or location of Hamann's suicide, that would be very helpful. - Hoops gza (talk) 20:58, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Hello, yes, that would be great, but no sources that I could find disclose that information :( Renata (talk) 23:17, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Timeline of the Napoleonic era[edit]

With regards to this edit please see my message on Talk:Timeline of the Napoleonic era and maybe monitor any conversation that develops. -- PBS (talk) 21:44, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Dear Renata3, I award you The Christianity Barnstar for all of your contributions to WikiProject Christianity, especially your recent creation of Perizoma (loincloth). You are making a difference here! Keep up the good work! With regards, AnupamTalk 02:47, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

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Kupiškis[edit]

Hi Renata. Thanks for pointing that out. So where can I find what the Lithuanian definition of city/town/village is? Typically a city has a population of over 100,000. This place is no more than a large village in everyday language. --Bermicourt (talk) 16:11, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Oil shale in Estonia[edit]

Hi, Renata -- I read your comments in your informal review of Oil shale in Estonia, and I just want to say that they are stunning. Your beginning comment, the thoroughness of your review, and your neat, pertinent comments show what an excellent editor you are. I could see that you picked up on quite a few things I missed. Really, really good work. CorinneSD (talk) 16:49, 2 December 2014 (UTC) I have modified these comments. I didn't quite say what I ought to have said, possibly because for a few days I was distracted by a real life issue. I want to express unqualified praise for your editing. CorinneSD (talk) 18:26, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Aw, thank you. That's really nice of you, it sure put a smile on my face. (I did not see any problems with the prior comment as well). See you at the oil shale article ;) Renata (talk) 23:15, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
Hi, Renata. I think that I have more or less responded to all your points, at last. Maybe if you are returning after your wikibreak, you could go through this article once m,ore as it has changed quite a lot. No rush, however. Beagel (talk) 20:22, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

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Precious again[edit]

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Thank you for helping to create project Lithuania and for its quality articles such as History of Lithuania (1219–1295), - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:20, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 398th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:46, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Three years ago, you were recipient no. 398 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:28, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Sunday March 22: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

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Trys Milijonai žodžiai[edit]

Labas! Pastebėjau, kad straipsnyje Trys Milijonai pašalinai dainos žodžius, kuriuos aš patalpinau į Vikipediją. Ko gero, lietuviški dainos žodžiai tikrai yra saugomi autorinių teisių, tačiau ar tas pats galioja ir angliškiems? Jie parašyti ne Marijono Mikutavičiaus ar kitų su daina susijusių žmonių, todėl greičiausiai nėra apsaugoti autorinėmis teisėmis. -- Pofka (talk) 18:45, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Deja, galioja, ir dvigubi - Marijono originalas ir kazkieno vertimas. Visai nesvarbu, ked vertimas nera oficialus. Visos to autorines teises yra painus dalykas, bet vien del to, kad informacija voliojasi nemokamai kazkur internete, nereiskia, kad jai autorines teises netaikomos. Renata (talk) 20:09, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Belarusian[edit]

Hello, Renata -- Perhaps you can help clear up some things for me. See User talk:Vsmith#Belarusian. CorinneSD (talk) 13:59, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Persondata RfC[edit]

Hi, You participated in the previous Persondata RfC. I just wanted to notify you that a new RfC regarding the methodical removal of Persondata is taking place at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals). Thanks, —Msmarmalade (talk) 08:14, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

June 10: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

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Lithuanian–Muscovite War (1368–72)[edit]

Nice one. Will you nom it for DYK? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 19:10, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! No, I really don't like DYK process. Renata (talk) 14:38, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

re: Neapolitan sums[edit]

I am afraid I do not have that book; I'd suggest you post a request on the article's talk. Someone may get around do it. I know, not likely, but my own wiki involvement recently has dipped, too :( That said, thank you for another great article! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 07:53, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Indeed, I am not in US these days, and Google decided to limit public domain to US only. That said, frankly, I just don't know when I'd have time to read it. If there is something you'd like me to check inside, I can do it, but but I am afraid any serious expansion based on it would need someone else. I do like the topic, but I just don't have the time these days (work...).--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:54, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Green Bridge (Vilnius)[edit]

Renata, what do you think of this statement in the first paragraph:

It is the oldest bridge in the city and connects [the] city center with Šnipiškės.

Since the article says the present bridge was completed in 1952 this seems somewhat doubtful – unless all the bridges in the city were destroyed in WWII. Does "oldest" perhaps refer to the original 16th C. bridge?

BTW, sent you an email about the statues. Sca (talk) 21:31, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Hey, Sca. Yes, the "oldest" refers to the 16th century. No, I did not get an email from you. Renata (talk) 22:27, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Have edited article accordingly. Donno what happened to email. Prasom ir labas vakaris. Sca (talk) 00:47, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
PS: Know anyone who might supply a photo of the Green Bridge without the statues? Sca (talk) 15:20, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Sunday August 2: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

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Albertas Manvydas[edit]

Hello, could you check in Petrauskas' book the name of Manvydas' brother? In fact he was Jerzy (George), not Jan (John, Jonas). If Petrauskas made this mistake, I would try to improve this article using other sources. Kmicic (talk) 22:44, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi Kmicic, you are correct. I made a boo-boo and I now corrected it. Good catch! Renata (talk) 00:55, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

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

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Michael X. Mockus[edit]

Great detective work on Michael X. Mockus, the Mike Mockus who died in 1945 must be his son, who perhaps died in the war. I will call the cemetery Monday and ask them the names of all the people in the grave. I will correct the simple-English version and wikidata. It is good to see an obscure person get the recognition he deserves. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 02:02, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Benedykt Morykoni[edit]

Hello, could you restored the article about Benedykt Morykoni? Or just putted the old article into my sandbox? I would like to improve and expended the article. Regards Kmicic (talk) 20:52, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Saturday October 3: WikiArte Latin America Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Saturday October 3: WikiArte Latin America Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!)[edit]

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Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!)[edit]

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You are invited to join us for a full day and evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering the lives and works of women in architecture.

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Benedykt Morykoni[edit]

Could you put into my sandbox the version of the article, which was written by me? Kmicic (talk) 21:36, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

Hi Kmicic, I restored it to your sandbox. But it's really not much. Renata (talk) 00:53, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Oct 28: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

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

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 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) 17:45, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

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Article upgrade assistance request (Pre-translation stage)[edit]

Seasons Greetings,

This is in reference to a relatively new umbrella article on en-wikipedia named Ceremonial pole. Ceremonial pole is a human tradition since ancient times; either existed in past at some point of time, or still exists in some cultures across global continents from north to south & from east to west. Ceremonial poles are used to symbolize a variety of concepts in several different world cultures.

Through article Ceremonial pole we intend to take encyclopedic note of cultural aspects and festive celebrations around Ceremonial pole as an umbrella article and want to have historical, mythological, anthropological aspects, reverence or worships wherever concerned as a small part.

While Ceremonial poles have a long past and strong presence but usually less discussed subject. Even before we seek translation of this article in global languages, we need to have more encyclopedic information/input about Ceremonial poles from all global cultures and languages. And we seek your assistance in the same.

Since other contributors to the article are insisting for reliable sources and Standard native english; If your contributions get deleted (for some reason like linguistics or may be your information is reliable but unfortunately dosent match expectations of other editors) , please do list the same on Talk:Ceremonial pole page so that other wikipedians may help improve by interlanguage collaborations, and/or some other language wikipedias may be interested in giving more importance to reliablity of information over other factors on their respective wikipedia.

This particular request is being made to you since your user name is listed in Wikipedia:Translators available list.

Thanking you with warm regards Mahitgar (talk) 05:53, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Sunday Nov 22: Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon & Women In Science Edit-a-thon[edit]

Two options for this Sunday: Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon & Women In Science Edit-a-thon
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for one of two edit-a-thons this Sunday, just bring your laptop and an interest in participating!

No special knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia knowledge is required, and there will be Wikipedia training workshops for new folks.


Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon @ Center for Jewish History

  • 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY
  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sun Nov 22

Join at the Center for Jewish History (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the American Soviet Jewry movement.


Women In Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences

  • 7 World Trade Center - 40th Floor
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Sun Nov 22

Join at the NY Academy of Sciences, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of women scientists. Note that seating is limited for the Women in Science event, as well as signing up on-wiki, please RSVP by email.


Bonus event:

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:32, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
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) 13:04, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Dec 9: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC; Dec 12: Art & Law editathon + Dec 13: Black Film editathon[edit]

Wednesday December 9, 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) 13:38, 4 December 2015 (UTC)


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Hi Renata ! Comment[edit]

Hello Renata, I'm also from Lithuania. I wanted to find out where you found Vosiūnų rural census, it would be very interesting? --Lukaslt13 talk 18:40, 20 December 2015 (UTC)Lukaslt13Lukaslt13 talk 18:40, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Pagaliau susišnekėsim :), man vis su tom šaltinių išvaizdom nesiseka, ech, bet angliškai ne viską suprantu :) Nu gal pavyks :) Ouč, vos nepamiršau, gal galite kažkaip gyventojų surašymą pakeisti ir Lietuviškojoje vikipedijoje, nes aš blokuotas iki 2018 metų (bandau el paštais atsiblokuot) ? Ten tie patys straipsniukai kuriuos aš sukūriau čia. Mano vardas buvo: Lukas_GamingLT. Dėkui :) --Lukaslt13 talk 14:43, 21 December 2015 (UTC)Lukaslt13Lukaslt13 talk 14:43, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
Labas Renata, dar kartelį. Aš žiūrėjau tą tinklapį kur davei (davėte), ir ieškojau (galvojau kad ten visi kaimai bus ir gyventojai) bet ten tik kiek savivalybėj yra. Tai kaip man pasižiūrėti kur tu (jūs) ten Vosiūnus radai, Navikus ir t.t. ? --Lukaslt13 talk 16:52, 21 December 2015 (UTC)Lukaslt13Lukaslt13 talk 16:52, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy winter holidays, Renata![edit]

Ziema IV.jpg Happy winter, Renata!
I know you know this guy's work :) Sincere hopes for a fine 2016. Maybe we'll work together again sometime - it was memorably pleasant. xxxooo Novickas (talk) 22:31, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Saturday January 16: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Saturday January 16: Wikipedia Day NYC 2016
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You are invited to join us at New York University for Wikipedia Day NYC 2016, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of Wikipedia 15, the project's global 15th 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.

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 NYU ITP Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway (between Waverly and Washington Place)

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) 17:56, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Švenčionys[edit]

I went there because I'm reading A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet. See:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1632862611?keywords=a%20guest%20at%20the%20shooters%27%20banquet%20by%20rita%20gabis&qid=1451773461&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1

Sca (talk) 23:08, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Wow, very interesting. Did not know about the book, thank you. Just shows effects of WWII- third generation and still feeling them... Renata (talk) 00:23, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
The history of the Baltics – all the way back to the Middle Ages – is convoluted, obscure, and fascinating. Alas, every sort of oppression had its day there. My impression is that some voices from the past have yet to be heard.
Viso gero. Sca (talk) 00:47, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
Renata, are you by any chance reading that book? I'm slogging through it. I've had to read it in short installments because the events it describes are so horrible. And complex. But in a way fascinating.
I just noticed that there's no entry yet for Rita Gabis, though there are dozens of reviews online of A Guest at.... Sca (talk) 22:17, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject assessment tags for talk pages[edit]

Thank you for your recent articles, including Merkelis Petkevičius, which I read with interest. When you create a new article, can you add the WikiProject assessment templates to the talk of that article? See the talk page of the article I mentioned for an example of what I mean. Usually it is very simple, you just add something like {{WikiProject Keyword}} to the article's talk, with keyword replaced by the associated WikiProject (ex. if it's a biography article, you would use WikiProject Biography; if it's a United States article, you would use WikiProject United States, and so on). You do not have to rate the article if you do not want to, others will do it eventually. Those templates are very useful, as they bring the articles to a WikiProject attention, and allow them to start tracking the articles through Wikipedia:Article alerts and other tools. For example, WikiProject Poland relies on such templates to generate listings such as Article Alerts, Popular Pages, Quality and Importance Matrix and the Cleanup Listing. Thanks to them, WikiProject members are more easily able to defend your work from deletion, or simply help try to improve it further. Feel free to ask me any questions if you'd like more information about using those talk page templates. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 23:01, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Ignalina Česlovas Kudaba progymnasium for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Ignalina Česlovas Kudaba progymnasium 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/Ignalina Česlovas Kudaba progymnasium 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. L.ukas lt 13 --Talk 20:25, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Ignalina Česlovas Kudaba progymnasium for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Ignalina Česlovas Kudaba progymnasium 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/Ignalina Česlovas Kudaba progymnasium (2nd nomination) 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. L.ukas lt 13 --Talk 20:27, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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You are invited to join us and the AfroCROWD initiative at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for our upcoming editathon, a part of the Black WikiHistory Month campaign.

12:00pm - 5:00 pm at NYPL Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), by W 135th St

The Wikipedia training and editathon will take place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, with a reception following in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building at 5:00pm.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 19:16, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

(Bonus upcoming event: WikiWednesday Salon @ Babycastles - Wednesday, February 17)

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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) 00:28, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

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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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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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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) 19:00, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

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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) 14:19, 6 April 2016 (UTC)


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Glinski Rebellion[edit]

Hi, Renata. Could you copyedit the new article for grammar and flow? --Ghirla-трёп- 05:00, 23 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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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) 13:49, 21 May 2016 (UTC)


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Lithuania[edit]

Saw you thanked me for creating another article for your country's project. Wonder if you could take a look at that, Basketball in Lithuania, or the one User:Pofka built and I cleaned up, Lithuania men's national basketball team, if only to see if there are glaring problems. (note: I cannot read your name without some songs playing in my head) igordebraga 17:00, 26 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) 15:00, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

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

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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) 01:37, 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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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) 21:02, 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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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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