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DYK for Larry Josephson[edit]

Updated DYK query On September 26, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Larry Josephson, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

{{User0|Cmadler 12:43, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Mackinac Bridge Photo[edit]

Hi Sam,

Could you please tell me how I can get in contact with the owner of this photo. I want to use this picture on my blog and I want to make sure it is okay.

Thanks, Jaimee —Preceding unsigned comment added by 35.10.52.16 (talk) 16:59, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

You don't have to get in touch with the owner of the photo. You just have to follow the terms of the license for the photo. Click on the photo to get to its image page, and then click on the license mentioned. For example, it might say Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License. Usually, you just have to mention the photographer and that it came from Wikipedia. -- SamuelWantman 08:01, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

NowCommons: File:GGParkNorthWindmill2.jpg[edit]

File:GGParkNorthWindmill2.jpg is now available on Wikimedia Commons as Commons:File:GGParkNorthWindmill2.jpg. This is a repository of free media that can be used on all Wikimedia wikis. The image will be deleted from Wikipedia, but this doesn't mean it can't be used anymore. You can embed an image uploaded to Commons like you would an image uploaded to Wikipedia, in this case: [[File:GGParkNorthWindmill2.jpg]]. Note that this is an automated message to inform you about the move. This bot did not copy the image itself. --Erwin85Bot (talk) 20:31, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Update to W:I[edit]

I've updated Wikipedia:Issues, and find that after not looking at it for many weeks, the idea behind WP:CF stands the test of repeated exposure. Now we do need to find facilitators! +sj+ 04:22, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

I think we should tackle some very specific issue that's the topic of a current talk-page or policy-page dispute, preferably one where the "we seem to discuss this in a dozen different places, and have done every six months, and we never reach any conclusions" meme has come up already. Then get people who care about it involved with the Issue page for it as well as wherever a current resolution/problem/poll is being discussed. Something as specific as "speedy deletion of talk pages of deleted articles". like WP itself, W:I may grow better if we start with very specfific issues and work up to the abstract ones. +sj+ 07:56, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Template assistance requested[edit]

re: Polygraph (duplicating device)

There is now a template for Did You Know nominations. I tried to include it in the article but it was expanded there rather than placed on the nomination list. Perhaps you could please assist me?

Article Name: Polygraph (duplicating device)

hook: (Did you know that) the original usage of the name "polygraph" was for an early 19th century mechanism used to create a duplicate of a handwritten document as it was created, used most famously by the third US President Thomas Jefferson?

Self nomination (or yours if you please to do so)

Jefferson's Polygraph

Thanks, Leonard G. (talk) 18:18, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use File:Matthew_Shepard_head_shot.jpg[edit]

Replaceable fair use

Thanks for uploading File:Matthew_Shepard_head_shot.jpg. I noticed the description page specifies that the media is being used under a claim of fair use, but its use in Wikipedia articles fails our first non-free content criterion in that it illustrates a subject for which a freely licensed media could reasonably be found or created that provides substantially the same information. If you believe this media is not replaceable, please:

  1. Go to the media description page and edit it to add {{di-replaceable fair use disputed}}, without deleting the original replaceable fair use template.
  2. On the image discussion page, write the reason why this image is not replaceable at all.

Alternatively, you can also choose to replace this non-free media by finding freely licensed media of the same subject, requesting that the copyright holder release this (or similar) media under a free license, or by taking a picture of it yourself.

If you have uploaded other non-free media, consider checking that you have specified how these images fully satisfy our non-free content criteria. You can find a list of description pages you have edited by clicking on this link. Note that even if you follow steps 1 and 2 above, non-free media which could be replaced by freely licensed alternatives will be deleted 2 days after this notification (7 days if uploaded before 13 July 2006), per our non-free content policy. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Rockfang (talk) 10:25, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

This seems a very long and complicated way to tell me that there is now a free replacement for an image that was not free. Perhaps you hadn't seen the history to see that the image was originally uploaded several years ago. Anyway, I've deleted it, and linked the article to the free image so it is all moot. -- SamuelWantman 07:14, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Deletionist vandal alert (registered user, single edit)[edit]

Can you address this please?

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gothic_architecture&action=historysubmit&diff=327054008&oldid=327053475

Thanks, - Leonard G. (talk) 04:07, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

Show/Hide Buttons[edit]

Sam, do you know how to create a Button that toggles between "Show" and "Hide" like the ones next to WP's pleas for support? Unfree (talk) 16:48, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Walkway Over the Hudson[edit]

Hi there. Sorry to bother you, but I was just wondering how you got this shot. Did you use some kind of telescoping pole? Regardless, it's a very nice picture! –Juliancolton | Talk 22:54, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

The bridge has a little extension at that point that goes out a few feet. When I saw it, I knew that would be the spot to take the photo (I had Wikipedia in mind). -- SamuelWantman 06:00, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

hi :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Czimerman (talkcontribs) 18:50, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

my name is chase —Preceding unsigned comment added by Czimerman (talkcontribs) 18:51, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

SF Meetup #11[edit]

  In the area? You're invited to
   San Francisco Meetup # 11
GG-bridge-12-2006.jpg
  Date: Saturday, February 6th, 2010
  Time: 15:00 (3PM)
  Place: WMFoundation offices
  prev: Meetup 10 - next: Meetup 12

This is posted to the groups by request. Please sign up on the Invite list for future announcements. Thanks. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 23:43, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Request to userfy an article[edit]

Hello,

Could you please userfy my article "Nine Technology" so that I can go back and make some edits to try and make it Wikipedia-appropriate?

Thanks,

Ajvsell Ajvsell (talk) 13:42, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Hi there Sam.

I was wondering if you could help me by userfying my article TNN'S ALternative Lunch, or perhaps with just sending me a copy of the article? I want to completely revamp it, and do not want to lose everything that I have worked so hard on. I would really appreciate your consideration of this matter.

Thanks so much, Scarlett Lee (talk) 23:32, 17 February 2010 (UTC)Scarlett Lee

Hello, Sam. I wanted to know if you could userfy my article about MOLBS. And could you please help me edit it if you do not feel it is good at all. If you cannot, please at least give me a copy so I will still have something that I have worked at. Please, Sam. Help. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Suchy5885 (talkcontribs) 23:54, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Sold Out Serenity[edit]

This is a page I made for my band. It has been flagged for reasons that don't make any sense. Could you help me? I'm new to wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kgk123456 (talkcontribs) 17:09, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for File:A Hard Day's Night opening chord.ogg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading or contributing to File:A Hard Day's Night opening chord.ogg. I notice the file page specifies that the file is being used under fair use but there is not a suitable explanation or rationale as to why each specific use in Wikipedia constitutes fair use. Please go to the file description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale.

If you have uploaded other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on those pages too. You can find a list of 'file' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free media lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 09:36, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

High Resolution Photo[edit]

Hi Sam, do you happen to know how I can find a high resolution version of the following GFDL photo? We'd like to republish and credit the original author.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Akashi-kaikyo_bridge3.jpg

Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jungletoptiger (talkcontribs) 21:56, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

WikiProjects[edit]

Do open a new WikiProject, does there need any official authorisation in anyway? Kingjeff (talk) 13:23, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

File:Jimmy Wales.jpg[edit]

Hi. Did you really put File:Jimmy Wales.jpg in the Public Domain? If not, please see this. Thanks!   — Jeff G. ツ 20:18, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Update to protected LGBT template[edit]

Can you add British LGBT History Timeline to the Template LGBT under "history" please PjThompso 15:27, 10 July 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pjthompso (talkcontribs)

Proposed deletion of List of French language films[edit]

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The article List of French language films has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

I don't see the necessity of a list like this when [Category:French-language films]] already exists. Additionally, this list is not even close to being comprehensive, judging by the number of articles that belong to the aforementioned category.

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{dated prod}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. sdornan (talk) 15:43, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Moraea vegeta[edit]

Hi Sam, The link above takes one via a redirect to Dietes iridioides. Moraea vegeta is an actual plant and if I were to start an article about it, it would arrive in the wrong place. Is there a way of resolving this? Rgds Andrew massyn (talk) 20:11, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. I will do so when I get to doing the article. Kind regards Andrew massyn (talk) 15:17, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Category intersection[edit]

Asked this on Rick B's page and then realised he is probably not going to be around to answer, so... Is there any news on WP:CATI? I've been hoping for a long time to hear more, but seems dead over there. What could I do to help? Have added a token vote on WM bugzilla but what else? What happened to our dream of the semantic web? :) Cheers, Donama (talk) 06:05, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Bay of Fundy High Tide/Low Tide image[edit]

Thank you very much for uploading your useful high tide/low tide Bay of Fundy image: File:Bay of Fundy High Tide.jpg

Do you know what port in the Bay of Fundy is shown in this photo? Others have misidentified the location as Hall's Harbour, Nova Scotia but that does not fit the breakwater. Letterofmarque (talk) 19:00, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the extra information on that photo. If it was New Brunswick near Fundy National Park, it must be Alma, New Brunswick, the only port nearby and the breakwater matches perfectly. Thanks for the great pair of photos. 01:25, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Need Help and assistance[edit]

Hello i am Ranatalwar. I am a new wikipedia editor. I dont know much but i have created some articles. Please help me to unblock some of the wiki blocked websites: i want to create some articles like Taj Agro Blocked website: www.tajagroproducts.com

The reason to take up this article as Students study about various seeds and agro products from this website. I have read the spamming report. But if it can be removed then i can think of taking uo this article.

Thank you if you can do something. --Ranatalwar 19:52, 27 January 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ranatalwar (talkcontribs)

Judablue[edit]

Hi Sam,

My name is Noah Paul. I'm requesting a user copy of the deleted article Judablue. I wrote the article on the band for a high school project and I need a copy to give to my teacher for records. I'm fairly new at Wikipedia an am not sure if this is how I'm supposed to contact you.

Thank you for your time,

Noah Paul — Preceding unsigned comment added by Paulnoah (talkcontribs) 01:22, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

MSU Longboarding Club Page[edit]

Hi Sam,

I recently put together a page for the MSU Longboarding Club for both a class project and in order to use Wikipedia as a forum for providing longboarders in the area with information on our club, sport, and events that go on in the area. The page was speedily deleted, so I was wondering if I could get the page back in order to make it more Wikipedia suitable (and because I would like a copy to work on for my class). Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Chriszlong (talk) 00:37, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Fukushima[edit]

Hey dude, I disagree with you about the Fukushima article, want to talk about it? IDK112 (talk) 20:45, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Sam, as you, I prefer to discuss on the talk page prior to deleting anything. I deleted your addition to the Fukushima article because it seemed very clear to me that the source was not sufficiently reliable for Wikipedia. I hope you don't mind too much.--Gautier lebon (talk) 15:42, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Why are you deleting with nonsense "Makes no sense" ? Keeping story with ankles not confirmed added by myself long before deleted also and adding no treatment also right & reference with side numbers also other addings of course make sense !!!??? Reference to "Spektrum August" article addable with link for call report. Telling at the beginning of death numbers 0 nuclear about 28000 quake&tsunami hittinmg most at Fukushima ! What you think Japan people believe you and Wikipedia reading also before same magnitude Chornobyl now just peak values higher about 1/10 right added tables before ! 3 tables 4 pictures/charts. 2 deaths in turbine house... nonsense ? telling 250mSv +1% cancer risk from Spektrum else people don`t know what`s the meaning most likely no deaths no cancer also from IAEA 0 nuclear deaths. I hear german radio what Japanese think when they hear what`s goinmg on here not speaking about the real catastrophe. People can come back home but fully tsunami destroyed... ! Different catastrophe definitions normally with much deaths not for triggering international help ! Can yopu add yourself again maybe adding Spektrum reference+link for read. Lost time for talk now !

Kay Uwe Böhm (talk) 10:07, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Why letting an empty line between ? No treatment needed look german Wikipedia Original Nonsense ? www.spektrum.de for article from august telling also about +1% cancer risk only with max. 250mSv ! How many times already deleted that "ankles" not confirmed ?Last time system hang up optic failure also to be corrected looking inside and changing instead deleting.3.12 m wall 5.7m build >30m ask ! THOR Full Zero Risk HTR with new 11BN boron nitride isotope 11B instead graphite is breakthrough ! Damage+Deaths additive escalative without much atomic power near future on outgoing oilgascoalCO2. Kay Uwe Böhm (talk) 12:45, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

SFOBB eastern span replacment (SFOBBESR)[edit]

re: Eastern span replacement of the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge cc: User:Wetman, User:Giggett, User:Sam

Your peer review is requested.

I think that that this article has reached a point of stability and needs little to bring it up to "A" status (currently "B"), probably mostly a check of the external links for link rot. Other than that, which I and Giggett will do, would you care to review for tone, presentation, order, grammar, layout, style, etc. etc.?. One thing I am concerned about is that any change in status will attract image size ***, who will change the images to unreadable postage stamp size (after months of careful "magazine" layout, or who will object to the major sectionalization (after much work and consideration by myself and another editor, this was quickly undone by a previously unseen editor but also quickly reverted by myself), etc.

I would like to maintain this high level status until bridge opening in 2013 and then go for FA status. Your assistance this effort will be appreciated.

Please forward to any editors you think worthy of the invitation, particularly those of a technical, structural, or architectural inclination.

It is my personal belief that this structure will rank among the most significant modern structural+artistic achievements alongside the works of Santiago_Calatrava, Frank Lloyd Wright, and particularly, Jørn Utzon (Sydney Opera House), despite the fact that there is no single big name personality dominating this design.

Thanks, Leonard G. (talk) 23:41, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

*** (Fill in your favorite pejorative term here)

Copied solar tracker article[edit]

Hi Sam:

Could you take a look at this - we have an external use that appears to violate our license terms.

User_talk:Anmclarke#Copied_solar_tracker_article

Thanks, Leonard G. (talk) 22:46, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Do you have any boiler plate text for a polite notice? - Leonard G. (talk) 20:09, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Request to userfy Tiger IT Bangladesh Limited[edit]

Hi Sam,

I'm requesting you to kindly userfy the Wikipedia article on "Tiger IT Bangladesh Limited".

The company information (of Tiger IT Bangladesh Limited) that was added was done in neutral way stating the facts. Please let us know what changes you require for the page to exist. It's is the pioneer in the field of biometrics application in Bangladesh, and till today this is the only Bangladeshi company to accomplish that. This is a noteworthy achievement for a software company in our country. More importantly, many of its competitors have their entry in Wikipedia, whereas, Tiger IT ranks number one in competition. All claims about rankings were provided with detailed and accurate references for verification as well. This is also the company that had a historic contribution in running the country's first software based voter registration system in 2007-2008. A company that performed AFIS matching in 80 million records is very rare and had the largest database of this kind at the time of this achievement (in 2008). These are milestones set by not just a company, but a country.

Furthermore, if I.R.I.S. corporation can have their entry, we must allow Tiger IT's article to be here as well. Not to mention, Tiger IT's competitors NEC, SAGEM, Cogent Inc., also have their Wikipedia entries. Please rather share with me how we can make this article better, or if you need to see sources of all the facts. I'm new, so please share your assistance or if you even want to please help me on such things.

There is a discussion related to this also available at: User_talk:Freeway360i#Re:Deletion_of:_Tiger_IT_Bangladesh_Limited_Page

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Freeway360i (talkcontribs) 09:53, 27 June 2011 (UTC)


Hi Sam, Please review my userfied page on the article User:Freeway360i/Tiger IT Bangladesh Limited. Please put your comments and questions and assist me. Thanks! Freeway360i (talk) 10:27, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:SpecialCategoryTOC[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:SpecialCategoryTOC has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) - talk 10:01, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

autonumbering tables[edit]

Hello, I was trying to find an answer to a question about auto numbering tables and I found a solution - while I was looking the search pointed out that you were looking for how to do that for some list of bridges.

Just thought I'd mention it - probably a long forgotten issue now :) EdwardLane (talk) 00:16, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Request for deleted page text[edit]

“Sam”:

My name is Robert and I am new to writing/editing for Wikipedia. Your name was listed as someone I could ask about retrieving the text from a deleted article.

I was wondering if you could provide the text from the deleted page on “Brainware” (it’s a business software company). I’m not sure how this works, so if there’s something you need from me, please ask.

Thank you very much.

Robert Zoch Robert.Zoch@Brainware.com 703-948-5831

RobertZBrainware (talk) 15:58, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by -- Luk talk 16:11, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Hitsuishijima bridge[edit]

Dear Sam,

I saw a special photo of the Hitsuishijima Bridge uploaded in an wiki article by you. Now, I am looking for the original photo of the Hitsuishijima Bridge. I need the full sesolution and the source of this picture where you found it in the internet: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/Seto_Bri1.jpg

Maybe in a special picture database?

Thank you a lot in advance!

Best regards Judith — Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.117.73.42 (talk) 12:01, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

File:Emmerich am Rhein Osten small.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Emmerich am Rhein Osten small.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Leyo 00:01, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Sam,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 35.9.34.167 (talk) 20:57, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

San Francisco Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon[edit]

San Francisco Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon!
Who should come? You should. Really.
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The San Francisco Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the the Wikimedia Foundation offices in San Francisco! Participate in editing subjects about women's history and beyond! Workshops will also be hosted. New and experienced editors of any gender are welcome!
We look forward to seeing you there!

Requesting Rollback Rights[edit]

Hi there, I see you are willing to grant rollback rights there... :) I want to use Huggle to fight vandalism. I am currently using STiky and well, depending on how to look at it, I am quite near the top of the leaderboard. Thanks.

★ Oliverlyc ★ ✈✈✈ Pop me a message! 12:29, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

P.S. Just in case you are interested, I was a IP vandal 3-4 years ago, but then I turned over a new leaf (or turned into a leaf, as one of my ex-teachers used to say) :D

You're invited: San Francisco WikiWomen's Edit-a-Thon 2![edit]

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The San Francisco WikiWomen's Edit-a-Thon 2 will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Wikimedia Foundation offices in San Francisco. Wikipedians of all experience levels are welcome to join us! This event will be specifically geared around encouraging women to learn how to edit and contribute to Wikipedia. Workshops on copy-editing, article creation, and sourcing will be hosted. Bring a friend! Come one, come all!
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San Francisco Wiknic 2012[edit]

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You are invited to the second Great American Wikinic taking place in Golden Gate Park, in San Francisco, on Saturday, June 23, 2012. We're still looking for input on planning activities, and thematic overtones. List your add yourself to the attendees list, and edit the picnic as you like. Max Klein {chat} 18:35, 21 May 2012 (UTC)
If you would not like to receive future messages about meetups, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Meetup/San Francisco/Invite.

Yiling Bridge[edit]

I added two images to Yiling Bridge, these from my personal website. I have not yet excavated the camera images, but have them on CDs.

- Leonard G. (talk) 02:14, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For granting me rollback rights :D ★ Oliverlyc ★ ✈✈✈ Pop me a message! 03:51, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

HI there Sam[edit]

I was wondering if you could help me out I had posted an article and it was deleted by another admin on the grounds is was A7 article without notability or merit? The person is an actor from Resident Evil Games it was sourced yet it was deleted? I am at a loss at the speedy deletion button... who decides it can and should be used? Or wether it is warranted..? It seems rather indiscriminate.. How can this be changed now? ...I really need to have this page back up by next week. :/


Thank you so much for reading — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.26.181.116 (talk) 11:38, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

I would like to help you, but since you made the request anonymously on my page, and there are no deleted pages that correspond to that anonymous IP address, and you didn't mention the name of the deleted page, there is no way for me to guess who you are, and what page you are talking about. So reply from a registered account, and provide the name of the deleted article, and I'll restore it to a subpage of you your user space. -- SamuelWantman 01:18, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of 94117[edit]

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The article 94117 has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

No indication of notability. We don't have separate articles on separate zip codes unless they are specifically notable for some reason.

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You're invited! - Wiki Loves Monuments - San Francisco Events[edit]

Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco

Hi! As part of Wiki Loves Monuments, we're organizing two photo events in the San Francisco Bay Area and one in Yosemite National Park. We hope you can come out and participate! Feel free to contact User:Almonroth with questions or concerns.

There are three events planned:

We look forward to seeing you there!

You are receiving this message because you signed up on the SF Bay Area event listing, or have attended an event in the Bay Area. To remove yourself, please go here. EdwardsBot (talk) 00:45, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Disputed non-free use rationale for File:Krungthep Mahanakhon sample.ogg[edit]

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You're invited! Ada Lovelace Day San Francisco[edit]

You're invited! Ada Lovelace Day San Francisco[edit]

October 16 - Ada Lovelace Day Celebration - You are invited!
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Come celebrate Ada Lovelace Day at the Wikimedia Foundation offices in San Francisco on October 16! This event, hosted by the Ada Initiative, the Mozilla Foundation, and the Wikimedia Foundation. It'll be a meet up style event, though you are welcome to bring a laptop and edit about women in STEM if you wish. Come mix, mingle and celebrate the legacy of the world's first computer programmer.

The event is October 16, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, everyone is welcome!

You must RSVP here - see you there!
SarahStierch (talk) 19:53, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon tomorrow (Saturday) in Oakland[edit]

Hi, I hope you will be joining us tomorrow afternoon at the Edit-a-thon at Tech Liminal, in Oakland. We'll be working on articles relating to women and democracy (and anything else that interests you). It's sponsored by the California League of Women Voters, Tech Liminal, and me.

If this is the first you are hearing of this event, my apologies for the last-minute notice! I announced it on the San Francisco email list and by a banner on your watchlist, but I neglected to look at the San Francisco invitation list until this evening. If you can't make it this time, I hope to see you at a similar event soon! -Pete (talk) 04:52, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Dazi Bridge[edit]

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Nomination of List of French-language films for deletion[edit]

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User:Sam/monobook.js[edit]

Hi. Could you please unprotect User:Sam/monobook.js? Such pages can only be edited by the user to which they're attached or by administrators. Full protection adds no benefit. --MZMcBride (talk) 21:02, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Wiknic 2013[edit]

Wiknic 2013
Sunday, June 23rd · 12:34pm · Lake Merritt, Oakland
Theme: Hyperlocal list-making
Lake Merritt Wild Duck Refuge (Oakland, CA)

This year's 2013 SF Wiknik will be held at Lake Merritt, next to Children's Fairyland in Oakland. This event will be co-attended by people from the hyperlocal Oakland Wiki. May crosspollination of ideas and merriment abound!

Location and Directions[edit]

  • Location: The grassy area due south of Children's Fairyland (here) (Oakland Wiki)
    • Nearest BART: 19th Street
    • Nearest bus lines: NL/12/72
    • Street parking abounds
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You're invited...[edit]

to two upcoming Bay Area events:

  • Maker Faire 2013, Sat/Sun May 18-19, San Mateo -- there will have a booth about Wikimedia, and we need volunteers to talk to the public and ideas for the booth -- see the wiki page to sign up!
  • Edit-a-Thon 5, Sat May 25, 10-2pm, WMF offices in San Francisco -- this will be a casual edit-a-thon open to both experienced and new editors alike! Please sign up if on the wiki page if you can make it so we know how much food to get.

I hope you can join us at one or both! -- phoebe / (talk to me) 17:33, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

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intersections[edit]

Please see discussion happening at User_talk:Magnus_Manske#new_version_of_category_intersections around category intersections - he's built a superfast intersect + javascript that brings it into the browser. we're getting close. come take a look, I built a more extended prototype as well - you need to add javascript to your commons.js file for now. Welcome your thoughts and inputs. --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 16:36, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

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Request for Rollback[edit]

Hey, Sam! I'm posting here to just to ask whether you could grant me rollback powers? I'm fighting vandalism every time I come on to Wikipedia and strive to assist the community as much as possible. At the moment I currently do everything manually with Twinkle which some people should know can get kinda annoying, trying to find all the vandalism. With the rollback feature, it'll allow me to use automation programs such as STiki. If you could assist me on my goal for a vandalism-free Wikipedia, I would be very grateful. Thank you TheEpTic (talk) 20:04, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Just an update: Another admin and I have both agreed that the user still needs more experience. Possible 'admin shopping' has been pointed out. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 13:12, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

You're invited: Art & Feminism Edit-a-thon[edit]

Art & Feminism Edit-a-Thon - You are invited!
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Hi Sam! The first Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in San Francisco.

Any editors interested in the intersection of feminism and art are welcome. Wikipedians of all experience levels are invited! Experienced editors will be on hand to help new editors.
Bring a friend and a laptop! Come one, come all! Learn more here!

SarahStierch (talk) 09:09, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

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An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

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You're invited! WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley[edit]

Saturday, April 5 - WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley - You are invited!
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The University of California, Berkeley's Berkeley Center for New Media is hosting our first edit-a-thon, facilitated by WikiWoman Sarah Stierch, on April 5! This event, focused on engaging women to contribute to Wikipedia, will feature a brief Wikipedia policy and tips overview, followed by a fast-paced energetic edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Please bring your laptop and be prepared to edit about women and women's history!

The event is April 5, from 1-5 PM, at the Berkeley Center for New Media Commons at Moffitt Library.

You must RSVP here - see you there! SarahStierch (talk) 23:53, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

Hi Sam. In case you are not aware, there is an upcoming campaign to improve coverage of LGBT-related topics on Wikipedia, culminating with an international edit-a-thon on June 21. See Wiki Loves Pride 2014 for more information. If you are interested, you might consider creating a page for a major city (or cities!) near you, with a list of LGBT-related articles that need to be created or improved. This would be a tremendous help to Wikipedia and coverage of LGBT culture and history. Thanks for your consideration, and please let me know if you have any questions! --Another Believer (Talk) 15:39, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

bread & puppet photograph[edit]

Hi Sam - I'm writing a book that includes a history of "Bread & Puppet." I'd love to include your father's photograph. I was wondering if you could contact me at jjarnow@well.com? Thanks, Jesse. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.90.95.151 (talk) 20:59, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Category:New York ZIP codes[edit]

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Possible addition to your List of longest suspension bridge spans[edit]

Hello Sam

Sorry made a mistake. Please ignore. Stumpy2171 (talk) 12:03, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

You're invited! Litquake Edit-a-thon in San Francisco[edit]

You are invited!Litquake Edit-a-thon in San Francisco → Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 1-5 PM
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The Edit-a-thon will occur in parallel with Litquake, the San Francisco Bay Area's annual literature festival.

Writers from all over the Bay Area and the world will be in town during the nine day festival, so the timing is just right for us to meet, create and improve articles about literature and writers.

All levels of Wikipedia editing experience are welcome. This event will include new editor training. Please bring your laptop.

The venue: Wikimedia Foundation offices (149 New Montgomery Street, 6th Floor San Francisco, CA 94105) – Google Maps view

You must RSVP here — see you there! --Rosiestep (talk) 03:48, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

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SF edit-a-thons on March 7 and 8[edit]

ArtAndFeminism (3/7) and International Women's Day (3/8)!
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

In celebration of WikiWomen's History Month, the SF Bay Area Wikipedia community has two events in early March -- please consider attending!

First, we have an ArtAndFeminism edit-a-thon, which will take place at the Kadist Art Foundation from 12 noon to 6pm on Saturday, March 7. We'll be one of many sites worldwide participating in this edit-a-thon on March 7th. So join us as we help improve Wikipedia's coverage of women artists and their works!

Second, we will be celebrating International Women's Day with the International Women's Day edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 8 from 1pm to 5pm at the Wikimedia Foundation. Our editing focus will be on women, of course!

I hope to see you there! Rosiestep (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:06, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

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Wiki Loves Pride![edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

  • What? Wiki Loves Pride, a campaign to document and photograph LGBT culture and history, including pride events
  • When? June 2015
  • How can you help?
    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
    2.) Upload photographs or other media related to LGBT culture and history, including pride events, and add images to relevant Wikipedia articles; feel free to create a subpage with a gallery of your images (see examples from last year)
    3.) Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

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

If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's main talk page.


Thanks, and happy editing!

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Eastern span replacement[edit]

Greetings Sam:

Thanks for the "heads up" notice.

I was afraid of this - people wanting to strip the construction details out of the article once the construction is completed.

My vision for the article has always been focused not on the completed bridge but on the processes and problems of its creation.

While it seems to me appropriate to have a lightweight article on the eastern span (or as an enlarged section of the SFOBB article), I think it is important to keep the current eastern span article with all its details (perhaps under a new title - something like "Design and Construction of the San Francisco Bay Bridge New Eastern Span"), this to keep the selection, politics, and construction details visible and to document the on-going difficulties, otherwise such are likely to be swept under the rug, likely to be repeated here or elsewhere.

I am awaiting your comments.

Best wishes,

- Leonard.

Leonard G. (talk) 18:53, 17 June 2015 (UTC)