User talk:Shearonink

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Messages left on my talkpage sometimes won't get as quick a response as they should. And if there's something I promised to do on-Wiki and it hasn't gotten done?...I apologize in advance.
Let's make a pact, you and me...don't make assumptions about me and I won't make assumptions about you.
I try to think the best about others...so try to think the best about me, OK?!?
Assuming good reasons for our fellow Wikipedia editors' behavior should be the first thing we do BEFORE we reach for the keyboard...
Stating that "Our social policies are not a suicide pact" is not really a decent excuse for any Wikipedian's poor behavior.
And I really hate it when good editors feel they have to leave...I mean, I can understand retiring, but I miss so many people who aren't around any more for one reason or another.
Sometimes?...sometimes I adopt really crappy orphan articles and when others come along and change and/or improve my efforts,
I know I don't "own" the article and I don't edit war about it but it sometimes just breaks my heart.
So today I came across an editor who has had at least 4 different names, had sockpuppet notices posted on their account, been blocked and/or banned at least once, and now is editing again. I'm sure there are good reasons for all various past accounts, the recent renamings, etc., etc., but sometimes I see things that happen around here and try to tease out the sequence of events and eventually just go "Wtf." Yeah, I'm thinking that right now about the simmering war against infoboxes...
True Confession: I haven't been in the #wikipedia-en-help channel since VE was rolled-out...I have 15000+ edits and was a regular there but I don't feel competent to help new users edit on a system I don't understand. At all. And one I really do not want to learn. At all. Is it somehow "wrong" that I really love editing in wikitext? I am not a coder, I am not a computer-person. I do not understand Linux or Flow or liquid threads or almost any aspect of the technical side of Wikipedia...all I know Is that I love words. I love being part of this project. I love making knowledge accessible to people. So I taught myself by cutting & pasting the code from articles and from Wiki-gimmicks that I liked, from pestering people who knew their way around (especially User:Chzz). The high I got from mastering the language and learning how to make things look right?... PRICELESS.
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Welcome and introduction[edit]

Hi, Shearonink. This is NOT some automated message...it's from a real person. You can talk to me right now. Welcome to Wikipedia! I noticed you've just joined, and wanted to give you a few tips to get you started. If you have any questions, please talk to us. The tips below should help you to get started. Best of luck!  Chzz  ►  22:55, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

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  • You don't need to read anything - anybody can edit; just go to an article and edit it. Be Bold, but please don't put silly stuff in - it will be removed very quickly, and will annoy people.
  • Ask for help. Talk to us live, or edit this page, put {{helpme}} and describe what help you need. Someone will reply very quickly - usually within a few minutes.
  • Edit existing articles, before you make your own. Look at some subjects that you know about, and see if you can make them a bit better. For example, Wikipedia:Cleanup#2009.
  • When you're ready, read about Your first article. It should be about something well-known, and it will need references.

Good luck with editing; please drop me a line some time on my own talk page.

There's lots of information below. Once again, welcome to the fantastic world of Wikipedia!

-- Chzz  ►  22:55, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

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This is the last edit I ever do; a note of forgiveness[edit]

I'm sorry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.13.17.49 (talkcontribs) 19:53, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Bare ref note[edit]

Thanks! Fixed. I had tried refill but it didn't work. Capitalismojo (talk) 17:19, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Done, thanks! Capitalismojo (talk) 20:45, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Upcoming attractions in DC[edit]

Hello!

Here are some upcoming DC meetups in April and May:

  • Tuesday, April 14: National Archives Hackathon on Wikipedia Space with American University – 2:30-5pm
    See the latest work on the Wikipedia Space exhibit in the new NARA Innovation Hub and brainstorm on new ideas for a public exhibit about Wikipedia
  • Friday, April 17: Women in Tech Edit-a-thon with Tech LadyMafia – 5-9pm
    Team up with Tech LadyMafia to improve Wikipedia content on women in the history of technology.
  • Saturday, April 25: April Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
  • Friday, May 1: International Labour Day Edit-a-Thon – 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    An edit-a-thon at the University of Maryland

Hope to see you at these events! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Cheers,

James Hare

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April 29: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday April 29, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our inaugural evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

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. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

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

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Featuring a keynote talk this month on Lady Librarians & Feminist Epistemologies! We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 18:28, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

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