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Welcome to my user talk page. Thanks for visiting. --Sm8900 21:15, 17 October 2006 (UTC)



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artilces to watch history and talk pages: Battle of Jenin
Talk:Battle of Jenin
Talk:Palestinian people
Talk:Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Talk:House demolitions in Israeli Palestinian conflict
Talk:Causes of the 1948 Palestinian exodus‎


Israeli-Palestinian conflict
House demolitions in Israeli Palestinian conflict

/ref links contributions Sm8900 (talk · contribs · deleted · count · AfD · logs · block log · lu · rfar · rfc · rfcu · ssp · spi)

Artilces worked on:

U.S. Army Service Uniform
Robert Smalls

Interesting articles: SH-60 main us navy helicopter
World War II

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current items in category (70 items):

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articles worked on[edit]

Category:Diplomatic conferences,
Category:Political charters,
Category:United States national commissions.
Sono filter Category:Akiba Hebrew Academy alumni
Sono,
Advanced Destroyer Simulator,
Aegis: Guardian of the Fleet, user:sm8900/glw
User:sm8900/mike
Hohoho
User:sm8900/idea
Major ww2 revisions: 3/20/07, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=World_War_II&oldid=115799022 User:sm8900/photo idea

15:13, 17 March 2007 Jack Naven Rulez (Talk | contribs) (→Cause of war in Europe) (cur) (last) 14:28, 17 March 2007 Oberiko (Talk | contribs) m (→Cause of war in Europe - - There was no Soviet Union during World War I) (cur) (last) 13:40, 17 March 2007 Haber (Talk | contribs) (→Causes - major removals and more stating of elementary facts)


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need help[edit]

Why does it seem impossible to find any wikiprojects through regular searches???? How would I find these? I tried and tried everything I could think of. thanks very much. --Sm8900 17:04, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Try Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Directory and Category:WikiProjects. —PurpleRAIN 17:08, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
P.S. I found this by typing "WikiProject" into the search box and then following a couple of links. If that didn't work for you, it may be that your default search preferences aren't searching in the Wikipedia: namespace. You can check this by clicking my preferences at the top right of any Wikipedia page, then clicking the Search tab. You can also set namespace preferences on a per-search basis by checking the appropriate namespaces at the bottom of the Wikipedia search page. —PurpleRAIN 17:13, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

finding things[edit]

{{help me}} I am having a lotof trouble finding things. First of all, how does one access the advanced search page? Whenever I do a search, i get a whole bunch of checkboxes with the search results. Is there a way to access these checkboxes easilyin general?

Also, why can't I find the page on "user boxes"? I know there is one, but I was totally unable to find it, either by searching or using the index. hope this can be clarified. thanks.

1. Under My Preferences, click on the "search" box, and you can specify which search boxes will be clicked by default when you do a search.

2. You may find Category:Wikipedia userboxes to be helpful.

In the future, feel free to ask questions at the Help desk, as responses may be quicker. Patstuarttalk|edits 20:17, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Userboxes[edit]

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Welcome to Wikipedia[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. Well, you seem to have been here a while, but I haven't welcomed you yet. Regarding contentious articles, as you say, just follow my contributions and you'll find them soon enough. :-) Jayjg (talk) 20:17, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Special Barnstar[edit]

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For setting an example of what consensus building, neutrality, and fairness might look like and helping defend the edits of those who don't necessarily share your POV Tiamat 13:36, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. Tiamat 13:36, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Tiamat! I really appreciate your kind and encouraging gesture. it means a lot to be appreciated. thanks. See you. --Steve, Sm8900 13:42, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Your CfD nomination - a suggestion[edit]

Hi there - as you yourself created the category that you've nominated for deletion, you can just add {{db-author}} to the category and an admin will happily delete it for you. No need for the drama of a CfD nomination if you've made a mistake (we've all been there...) Regards, BencherliteTalk 21:55, 2 October 2007 (UTC)


Your note[edit]

Thanks for the thoughtful note. I'm doing much better now (I haven't taken antibiotics in years, so when they went to work pretty fast). The house is also coming along slowly but surely. We'll probably move in with it half finished before the end of the month to avoid paying another month's rent. The rest will take some time anyway. I want to try to get artisanal tiles and do some mosaics on the floors and walls. It will be a lifetime work in progress. Great fun. Hope you're doing well too. Tiamut 20:09, 13 October 2007 (UTC)


CfD nomination of Category:Anthropocene[edit]

I have nominated Category:Anthropocene (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at the discussion page. Thank you. Atmoz (talk) 20:08, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of Begin (computer game)[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Begin (computer game), has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Begin (computer game). Thank you.

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A study on how to cover scientific uncertainties/controversies[edit]

Hi. I have emailed you to ask whether you would agree to participate in a short survey on how to cover scientific uncertainties/controversies in articles pertaining to global warming and climate change. If interested, please email me Encyclopaedia21 (talk) 19:00, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

License tagging for File:Tf 1942 scr.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC this Saturday Dec 1[edit]

You are invited to Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and workshops focused on film and the performing arts that will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and at meetup.com!--Pharos (talk) 08:06, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
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Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 03:21, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Celebration and Mini-Conference in NYC Saturday Feb 23[edit]

Doing the "Open Space" thing at one of our earlier NYC Wiki-Conferences.

You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia Day and the 12th anniversary (!) of the founding of the site at Wikipedia Day NYC on Saturday February 23, 2013 at New York University; sign up for Wikipedia Day NYC here, or at bit.ly/wikidaynyu. Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues!

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience!--Pharos (talk) 03:19, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Jerusalem RfC discussion: step three[edit]

Hello all. We have finally reached step three in the Jerusalem RfC discussion. In this step we are going to decide the exact text of the various drafts and the general questions. We are also going to prepare a summary of the various positions on the dispute outlined in reliable sources, per the result of question nine in step two. I have left questions for you all to answer at the discussion page, and I'd be grateful for your input there. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 08:53, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Parole camp[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Parole camp at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. There wasn't a link to any article in the hook - is it supposed to be Parole camp? If so, the article is only 398 characters and the minimum for DYK is 1500. SagaciousPhil - Chat 20:39, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi Steve, I'm not sure if you have this nomination on your watch list, so just to let you know I have put a further comment on as the character count is now above the DYK minimum - well done on the work you've been doing! My suggestion would be to take your time over the next few days to try to add some more and tidy up the wording, especially as someone from Military History has assessed it as a stub. It would be better if you can take it far enough for them to re-grade it. There is no rush - however, if you would rather someone else stepped in and did another review of it, I will understand (others may feel differently about it). SagaciousPhil - Chat 19:37, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
hm, ok. sounds fine. I can probably add a few more sentences in the next few days. i appreciate your input. thanks! --Steve, Sm8900 (talk) 16:47, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup NYC this Sunday April 14[edit]

Hi Sm8900! You're invited to our next meeting for Wikipedia Meetup NYC on Sunday April 14 -this weekend- at Symposium Greek Restaurant @ 544 W 113th St (in the back room), on the Upper West Side in the Columbia University area.

Please sign up, and add your ideas to the agenda for Sunday. Thanks!

Delivered on behalf of User:Pharos, 18:15, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Parole camp[edit]

Hi friend. I came across your piece on Parole Camp in the new articles queue. In looking at it, I wonder whether the actual encyclopedic topic might not be Parole (American Civil War) instead of the camps themselves. It is something to think about, at a minimum. Keep up the good work! —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 00:50, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

items[edit]

/cool pages the purpose of this category is to group major topic classifications for greater ease and for reference of users and editors of Wikipedia. it is not intended to adhere to a strictly hierarchical structure. therefore, please do not remove some of the contents of the category merely because they appear in other categories included here.

if we needed to, we could group all of Wikipedia into two categories, i.e. "Society" and "Science." the point of this category is to compile a number of top-level classifications into one place, just so editors have a means to get an overvie

question[edit]

hi there Tariqabjotu. I'm kind of reeling from all the stuff at the rfc page for the jerusalem article. is there any way to0 simply accept the ideas of the other side, move to consensus, and get the rfc set up? it seems like no matter what you say or no matter how much you try to accept anyone's ideas there, they do not agree that there is a consensus. let me know your thoughts on this. thanks. --Steve, Sm8900 (talk) 19:44, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Why would I do that? See my comment to Mr. S at User_talk:Tariqabjotu#Jerusalem_RfC_step_three_comments. Letting a group of people who rarely disagree on anything to decide the nature of the RfC unchallenged makes no sense. And also, it's not like there is an "other side". Note, for example, that despite Dlv and I ultimately agreeing on a rewording of (13)-(15), Dailycare still seems to have an objection. That matter was closed, as the author of those summaries has agreed to a rewrite. And yet Dailycare still objects to the change. I have my suspicions as to why, but don't make me repeat what I wrote to Mr. S. -- tariqabjotu 20:23, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Parole camp - DYK[edit]

Hi Steve, thanks for your note, I had been away for a few days but checked the article/nomination as soon as I got back. Check the nomination as I have already given it an approval tick and it's now sitting in a prep area waiting its turn to go into a queue for the main page. Thanks for all the extra work you did. SagaciousPhil - Chat 05:56, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

sounds great! thanks so much for your help. feel free to write any time. thanks. --Steve, Sm8900 (talk) 15:07, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
Congratulations on your first DYK - looking at the queue, I think it should reach the main page in about 26 hours. SagaciousPhil - Chat 15:28, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
cool! ok, sounds good. thanks. --Steve, Sm8900 (talk) 15:31, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Indentation[edit]

Please read it. -- tariqabjotu 17:27, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

hmm, okay. thanks for the link. sorry about that. thanks. --Steve, Sm8900 (talk) 20:34, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Parole camp[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

hey, thanks!! :-)
It's a good feeling when you get your first DYK on the main page, isn't it? Well done, I know you had to put a lot of hard work into it after it stalling initially (especially when you had to deal with 'stroppy' reviewers like me! SagaciousPhil - Chat 16:53, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
hey, no prob! appreciate the input. thanks. by the way, I've had some other DYKs, but not for a while now. thanks. --Steve, Sm8900 (talk) 01:47, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Have some tea :)[edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg I saw your post at the Teahouse, and it seems you need some :) FrigidNinja 22:57, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

note[edit]

hi. can someone please help me? thanks. below is a note which I originally posted elsewhere which describes the general problem.

I have left notes at 4 or 5 talk pages for both arbcomm people and admin people, and have not gotten an answer. This includes WP:AN and other official pages. you can check my contribs history for further details. at this point, I would like some help and guidance just as to why my notes have not been answered.

I really need someone helpful who can help with this. thanks. --Steve, Sm8900 (talk) 01:16, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

QUOTE:

well, the page Talk:Jerusalem/2013 RfC discussion is meant to be a preliminary discussion for designing an RFC process. I feel like we were never able to reach consensus, due to structural problems with the process itself for discussing and designing an RFC.

in the future, I feel that any discussion for designing an RFC process should begin with the moderator providing some basic options for the future RFC, which the discussion participants can then discuss. When the process is structured so that participants each provide their own set of possible options for RFC, then, in my opinion, sometimes all it may lead to is a big mess. I feel the process needs to be reworked.

the next stage of this problem arose when I tried to discuss this suggestion with a few members of Arbcomm. at first, I was simply interested in discussing this informally with some members of Arbcomm. i left a few casual messages hoping for some feedback. when I received no replies at all, i became a bit more bemused by all this. i don't mind if some processes function slowly. i'm a bit puzzled as to why i could not get any discussion or even informal exchange going at all, or even any replies, even after sending notes to a few arbcomm people on an informal level. thanks. (appreciate any comments, feedback, ideas, etc etc etc). :-) --Steve, Sm8900 (talk) 21:47, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Teahouse talkback[edit]

Hello Steve, and I hope that you are feeling better!

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Teahouse talkback: you've got messages![edit]

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Nomination of Advanced Destroyer Simulator for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Advanced Destroyer Simulator 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/Advanced Destroyer Simulator 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. — ΛΧΣ21 16:30, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

question[edit]

what is the difference between Category:Parent categories and Category:Container categories? --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 13:52, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

ok, here it is.
Category:Container categories has been massively overused. for instance, Category:15th-century Ottoman people is not a container category.
however, with that said, Category:Container categories does have a legitimate use which differs from :Category:Parent categories. Looking at Category:Container categories, it has clearly been used to denote each and every separate and individual category which can only contain other categories. therefore, this is the reason that it can, for example ,contain dozens of categories for "anime" by year, each of the categories for an individual year appearing side by side.
whereas, parent categories will only be used for other categories which encompass a broad range of other group categories. it will not be for e.g. a dozen of the same category with the same subject matter, which differ only by individual year indicated, as anime does.
this has already begun to have some practical and beneficial effects. For example, Category: Works by creator is the first category which I have added. until this point, it did not have any larger category to identify it as a category which only contains other categories. check the revision history to confirm this, if you wish.
does that help? I really appreciate your helpful note. thanks very much. --Sm8900 (talk) 13:58, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Hi, I see what you're trying to do, but I disagree. Category:Works_by_creator should simply be tagged as a container catgory. And 15th-c Ottoman people should not be thusly tagged (I removed it). The problem with your idea is there is no clear distinction between what you call "parent" categories and what is elsewhere called a container category - there is no criteria for inclusion that would say "Works by creator" can go in but "Anime by century" cannot. --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 14:02, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
ok, but there is . "Container categories" as curently used does have a legitimate use. the designation "container category" has been legitimately used to warn editors that a particular category can only contain other categories. this can apply to a broad range of categories both great and small. so "1964 anime," "1965 anime," and "1966 anime" do all legitimately belong in "container categories."
however, this makes it unusuable and unqorkable for providing any actual insight into the the structure of wikipedia categories. "Parent categories" will only be used for categories which only exist as nodal categories, ie, not with dozens of other iterations of the same category appearing together, but rather, only the broad nodal categories which encomapss all of them. therefore, parent categories would only have "anime debut by year," but nothing else.
if you look at the current contents, you will see the benefits of this. there are numerous broad parent categories which can be of use to us and beneficial if grouped together for review by independent editors. for example " the "establishment" parent categories, the "works" categories, and the "infrastructure" parent categories, all have their own unique niche, role and definition. grouping them together in this manner does precisely what any such broad "meta" category should do, ie, group any such broad structural categories together, for review and elucidation of any other editors who may wish to use them. --Sm8900 (talk) 14:11, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
I'm familiar with probably hundreds of container categories that would fit here. You still haven't given me a criteria that would separate a container category from a parent category. "Nodal" is rather vague for example. If I'm looking at a container category, how do I know it should also be placed in Parent categories? What specific test can I apply to determine this? --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 14:14, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
ok, fair enough. to use your example, if "anime by century" were the top-level category for works of anime, then it would go in. however, in this case "anime debuts by year" was the correct top-level category to use. so in other words, "Parent categories" will be for broad parent categories which encompass an entire broad topical grouping.
This is precisely why "works," "establishments," "infrastructure," can all appear side by side there. "establishments by century" would not go in; "establishments by period" would. but in either case, "establishments" is the broad topical area which is being presented, and which would otherwise have no mechanism and no method for presenting it to the average editor as constituting one such broad topical area which constitutes a broad parent category.
(to take another example, "categories by parameter" is much more technical in nature, and can only contain categories which are indicated by their very title as being only for other categories.) --Sm8900 (talk) 14:17, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
In other words if a category is the top-level category for any broad topical grouping, then it would go in "Parent categories." the top level categories, for "Works," "Establishments," and "infrastructure" are all example of broad topical areas which meet this criteria. --Sm8900 (talk) 14:20, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
to provide another illustration, "Category:Buildings and structures by year of completion" is the top-level category for grouping "buildings and structures" chronologically. if there were a higher category called "Buildings and structures by period," I would have included it in "Parent categories," but there is no such higher-level category for buildings and structures. --Sm8900 (talk) 14:22, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm sorry but I think this approach is not workable. Take a look at Category:Fundamental_categories - that is the highest level more or less. The problem is the way *you* are using "highest level" has a lot of definitional issues - for example, without looking at the tree, is Category:Writers the highest level? Or is it actually Category:Arts occupations? Or perhaps Category:Occupations_by_type, or maybe Category:Occupations, or Category:Employment? It sounds like you're trying to recreate Category:Articles or something similar. Don't take this the wrong way, but I'm going to nominate this category for deletion.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 14:28, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
hmm, ok, but I disagree., the point is self-evident. "parent categories" are designed to be parents of other categories. so for example "Writers" in itself is not inherently a parent category. "Writers by period" is by its very nature and by definition a "parent category," as it is one broad topical area, but delineated by another criteria, "period," which entails further categorization. in this sense, I think the niche for this is fairly well-defined. does that help? --Sm8900 (talk) 14:53, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
We also have Category:Writers_by_religion, Category:Writers_by_period, Category:Writers_by_nationality, and so on. They are all the same thing, which is container categories. Would those * all* be "Parent categories" by your definition? --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 15:11, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
hm, thanks for your helpful query. well, in the case of those, the true parent category would be ""Category:People by religion," "Category:People by occupation," and "Category:People by nationality," and so on. we can have categories there which are on the same hierarchical level, but each would be a unique intersection for a broad topical area of delineating criteria which by their very nature would be used to delineate other categories. --Sm8900 (talk) 15:17, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
by the way, don't forget, "category: container categories" is fairly repetitious as well. this is finding a new way to present this data, but with enough limits on repetitive aspects to enable it to actually be useful for editors. --Sm8900 (talk) 15:22, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, you haven't convinced me that (1) you can develop clear inclusion criteria for this new category and (2) that it is not duplicative of container categories and some of the other top-level categories - it seems to be an amalgalm. Best, --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 16:01, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Category:Parent categories[edit]

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Barnstar[edit]

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For your fleeting skepticism of optical illusions, I award you the Barnstar of Unintentional Humor. Thanks for the laugh! Kafziel Complaint Department: Please take a number 19:45, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

Blank categories[edit]

Hi. You're obviously doing lots of good work on adding cats to categories. Can I just request that you check the history of blank categories that feel like they should have been around for a while? Often they're blank because of vandalism, and there's an extensive amount of cats/headers just an "Undo" away which is obviously quicker and more reliable than recreating them from scratch. An example would be Category:Action films, or Category:Colombian musical instruments. Incidentally, if you're interested there's a wealth of "injured" categories needing help at WP:DBR, such as Wikipedia:Database reports/Uncategorized categories - we can always use help!!!! Le Deluge (talk) 14:02, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

hmmm. ok, makes sense to me. thanks for your note, fellow categorizer! nice to hear from someone who is also interested in these pursuits.:-) --Sm8900 (talk) 14:04, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
I'm just an occasional categoriser, User:Pichpich is the main man working on DBR. The category reports are in a worse state than usual at the moment because the bot that generates them wasn't working for about two months - we'd got the uncategorised cats down to zero at one point and the red-linked cats down to one page, but they've now got away from us again... Le Deluge (talk) 14:35, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

OCFI[edit]

Hi, Sm8900 -

I saw the article you created; I've just turned it into a redirect though and thought I'd drop a note to explain my thinking. OCFI is just a division within FDIC, like the Legal Division or the Division of Resolutions & Receiverships (see page 151 here). As such it didn't seem to warrant an entirely separate article, so I moved (the bulk of) your text over to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and created a redirect at Office of Complex Financial Institutions to the right spot. I'm thinking too that maybe FDIC would benefit from a quick subsection on its internal structure - maybe I'll get to it one day! JohnInDC (talk) 16:35, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

NYC Wiki-Picnic: Saturday June 22[edit]

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George Mantello was a Jew[edit]

Concerning your recent edit, at least according to Yad Vashem non Jews only can be entitled as "Righteous Among the Nations". Ykantor (talk) 06:59, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

that's true. good point. thanks for your note. --Sm8900 (talk) 21:00, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Proposed merge (speedy)[edit]

Please see my proposal to rename (merge) Category:Military equipment of France in World War I to Category: World War I military equipment of France Hugo999 (talk) 12:24, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Ruben Grijalva for deletion[edit]

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Mosi-oa-Tunya[edit]

Hi there. I've been fixing ISBNs lately, and I came across a book reference that you added:

Phillipson, David W. 1985. Mosi-oa-Tunya A Handbook to the Victoria Falls Region Long man Zimbabwe ISBN 0-0546-8657

Unfortunately, the ISBN is invalid, and as far as I can tell the book's date should be 1975 rather than 1985. I've been trying to find a fix, but I can't find an ISBN that substantially matches the broken one, and it doesn't appear to be an OCLC number or LCCN either (lots of cases where those are placed as invalid "ISBNs"). In the short term, I'm going to update the relevant pages (Hydrocynus goliath, Hydrocynus tanzaniae, Hydrocynus vittatus, Tigerfish) with the ISBN 0-582-64170-5 and year 1975 based on this OCLC entry, but I figured it'd be worth asking you where you got the invalid ISBN—maybe there's something missing that you could clear up for me? Thanks, {{Nihiltres|talk|edits}} 18:13, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Addendum: here is an example of the changes I made across those articles. {{Nihiltres|talk|edits}} 18:24, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Crafton family sailing voyage for deletion[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Interstellar Rift[edit]

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ok, thanks for this notice. --Sm8900 (talk) 16:58, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Draft:Interstellar Rift[edit]

I have moved your draft page to Draft:Interstellar Rift. You may continue working on it there. Safiel (talk) 02:38, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

hey, thanks! appreciate it. :-) --Sm8900 (talk) 15:28, 31 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

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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 8[edit]

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This month:

Transclude article requests anywhere on Wikipedia

In the last issue of the WikiProject X Newsletter, I discussed the upcoming Wikipedia Requests system: a central database for outstanding work on Wikipedia. I am pleased to announce Wikipedia Requests is live! Its purpose is to supplement automatically generated lists, such as those from SuggestBot, Reports bot, or Wikidata. It is currently being demonstrated on WikiProject Occupational Safety and Health (which I work on as part of my NIOSH duties) and WikiProject Women scientists.

Adding a request is as simple as filling out a form. Just go to the Add form to add your request. Adding sources will help ensure that your request is fulfilled more quickly. And when a request is fulfilled, simply click "mark as complete" and it will be removed from all the lists it's on. All at the click of a button! (If anyone is concerned, all actions are logged.)

With this new service is a template to transclude these requests: {{Wikipedia Requests}}. It's simple to use: add the template to a page, specifying article=, category=, or wikiproject=, and the list will be transcluded. For example, for requests having to do with all living people, just do {{Wikipedia Requests|category=Living people}}. Use these lists on WikiProjects but also for edit-a-thons where you want a convenient list of things to do on hand. Give it a shot!

Help us build our list!

The value of Wikipedia Requests comes from being a centralized database. The long work to migrating individual lists into this combined list is slowly underway. As of writing, we have 883 open tasks logged in Wikipedia Requests. We need your help building this list.

If you know of a list of missing articles, or of outstanding tasks for existing articles, that you would like to migrate to this new system, head on over to Wikipedia:Wikipedia Requests#Transition project and help out. Doing this will help put your list in front of more eyes—more than just your own WikiProject.

An open database means new tools

WikiProject X maintains a database that associates article talk pages (and draft talk pages) with WikiProjects. This database powers many of the reports that Reports bot generates. However, until very recently, this database was not made available to others who might find its data useful. It's only common sense to open up the database and let others build tools with it.

And indeed: Citation Hunt, the game to add citations to Wikipedia, now lets you filter by WikiProject, using the data from our database.

Are you a tool developer interested in using this? Here are some details: the database resides on Tool Labs with the name s52475__wpx_p. The table that associates WikiProjects with articles and drafts is called projectindex. Pages are stored by talk page title but in the future this should change. Have fun!

On the horizon
  • The work on the CollaborationKit extension continues. The extension will initially focus on reducing template and Lua bloat on WikiProjects (especially our WPX UI demonstration projects), and will from there create custom interfaces for creating and maintaining WikiProjects.
  • The WikiCite meeting will be in Berlin in May. The goal of the meeting is to figure out how to build a bibliographic database for use on the Wikimedia projects. This fits in quite nicely with WikiProject X's work: we want to make it easier for people to find things to work on, and with a powerful, open bibliographic database, we can build recommendations for sources. This feature was requested by the Wikipedia Library back in September, and this meeting is a major next step. We look forward to seeing what comes out of this meeting.


Until next time,

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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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Category:Labor-related political violence in the United States has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Draft:Science listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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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) 13:50, 21 May 2016 (UTC)


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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) 15:01, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

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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) 01:38, 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) 21:03, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 9[edit]

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Check out this month's issue of the WikiProject X newsletter, featuring the first screenshot of our new CollaborationKit software!

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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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August 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday Auugust 17, 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 WikiVerse and Bringing Wikipedia to the Last Mile.

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 (UN Women!) 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) 23:20, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Prep for our chapter elections next month in September (and add your candidacy!): Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Elections

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September 14: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

Wednesday September 14, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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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 will also feature on our agenda, upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (UN Women and CFR!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

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.

Along with the main meeting, hummus 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 to be determined! 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) 18:06, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

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Military history WikiProject coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from the Military history WikiProject! Elections for the Military history WikiProject Coordinators are currently underway, and as a member of the WikiProject you are cordially invited to take part by casting your vote(s) for the candidates on the election page. This year's election will conclude at 23:59 UTC 23 September. For the Coordinators, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:01, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Arab-Israeli peace projects[edit]

I have removed some of the content you added to the above article, as it appears to have been copied from several copyright web pages. All content you add to Wikipedia must be written in your own words. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you think I made a mistake. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 21:36, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Sun October 16: CommonsLab / Open House NY Photo Contest + Hackathon[edit]

Sunday October 16, 2pm: CommonsLab / Open House NY Photo Contest + Hackathon
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On Sunday, October 16, Wikimedia NYC will host a multimedia tutorial, workshop, and hackathon focused on Wikimedia Commons and the work processes for cultural multimedia wiki-projects.

The CommonsLab is the concluding "upload party" to the Wikipedia @ Open House New York Weekend photo scavenger hunt, and an accompanying Wikimedia Commons multimedia hackathon.

The event will take the form of a modified unconference, with sessions for photographers/creatives, editors/writers and hackers/software folks!

2:00pm - 8:00 pm at NYU ITP, Tisch School of Arts, 721 Broadway, 4th Floor

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:36, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

And RSVP now for our next event after this, focusing on Latin American art and artists:

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Saturday October 22: WikiArte Latin American Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Saturday October 22, 10am: WikiArte Latin American Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of Latin American artists.

The WikiArte (Wiki Arte y Cultura Latinoamerica) edit-a-thon is a global campaign to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Latin American arts and culture and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

Featuring an opening Artists' Panel at 10am, with Sol Aramendi, Sharon Lee De La Cruz, and Marisa Morán Jahn, to be moderated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, curator at El Museo del Barrio.

The Museum of Modern Art and Fundacion Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros are uniting with international allies to focus on the lives and works of Latin American artists, architects and designers. With keystone events scheduled for October 22 in New York City and other cities throughout the month (Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Caracas, & others), the campaign aims to further similar goals to Art+Feminism.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. Introductory training on the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given throughout the edit-a-thon. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

10:00am - 6:00pm at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue)
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) 23:29, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

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Saturday November 12: Women in Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences (plus Sunday Indigenous People's Justice event)[edit]

Saturday November 12, 12-4pm: Women in Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences
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Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at NY Academy of Sciences (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering Women in science for their second annual edit-a-thon!.

This event also coincides with the year-long celebration of the Academy's 200th Anniversary and a Women in Red online campaign.

Beginning and experienced Wikipedia writers are both welcome, and there will be helpers on hand to assist those new to editing the encyclopedia.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 19:25, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

And RSVP now for our other event this Sunday in Brooklyn, focusing on Indigenous communities and social justice:

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority 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 in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim[edit]

Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim
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On Saturday December 3, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fifth Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from Greater China. The event will cap off Wikipedia Asian Month, an online campaign dedicated to augmenting Asian content on Wikipedia throughout November.

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. Editors are invited to view the exhibition Tales of Our Time following the event.

The Guggenheim aims to raise awareness of the artists featured in the Tales of Our Time exhibition supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, and Art+Feminism.

  • Enter at the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 09:45, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

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Category:Technological problems has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Technological problems, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Marcocapelle (talk) 20:01, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

December 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (plus Wikipedia Day on Jan 15!)[edit]

Wednesday December 21, 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.

This will be the holiday party! Celebrate a December holiday with us, or in wiki-fashion, edit the calendar itself and join us to celebrate any holiday of your choice regardless of when it usually happens.

Featuring special guest presentations on structure data, university library meetups, metrics and reporting, and other topics.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

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

After the main meeting, savory and sweet pies 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) 21:44, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

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Voting for the Military history WikiProject Historian and Newcomer of the Year is ending soon![edit]

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Time is running out to voting for the Military Historian and Newcomer of the year! If you have not yet cast a vote, please consider doing so soon. The voting will end on 31 December at 23:59 UTC, with the presentation of the awards to the winners and runners up to occur on 1 January 2017. For the Military history WikiProject Coordinators, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:02, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

This message was sent as a courtesy reminder to all active members of the Military History WikiProject.

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

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

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

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

And there will be cake.

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

10:00am - 7:00 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 14:56, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Interstellar Rift[edit]

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In accordance with our policy that Articles for Creation is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been nominated for deletion. If you plan on working on it further, or editing it to address the issues raised if it was declined, simply edit the submission and remove the {{db-afc}} or {{db-g13}} code.

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. 1989 (talk) 23:42, 11 January 2017 (UTC)