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So, naturalists observe, a flea
Hath smaller fleas that on him prey;
And these have smaller still to bit 'em;
And so proceed ad infinitum.
Thus every poet, in his kind,
Is bit by him that comes behind.
Jonathan Swift, On Poetry: A Rhapsody (1733)

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Thank you[edit]

I've seen how much you hate paid editors, and continuously making an effort to stop them, I really grateful to have you here on English Wikipedia :D .--AldNonUcallin?☎ 15:43, 20 March 2014 (UTC)


@Aldnonymous: Thanks for noticing! It's always good to get positive feedback. I will correct you, however, I don't hate paid editors, rather it is paid editing that is hateful. It is tearing down a wonderful structure that has been built up by many volunteers, that provides good information to whoever has access to the internet. If that information is poisoned, and people can't trust us, then the whole structure may collapse.
Your post reminded me of a news story from a couple of decades ago. After the fall of the Soviet Union people started cutting down and selling copper cable from high power electrical transmission systems (nominally still in use). I don't hate those folks who cut down the cable - they were doing what they had to do to survive. I did hate the fact that the transmission systems were being destroyed. It just seemed like there must be a pretty simple enforcement system that would stop the destruction. Everybody likely knew who was buying the cable - these folks could be stopped fairly simply if anybody took the obvious steps. Similarly, most people likely knew who was cutting the cable or where to look to stop folks from cutting more. So the system was messed up, but the parts of the system that led to the destruction of the cable could easily be fixed. The actual folks who cut the cable, in my mind, were less responsible than the authorities who couldn't be bothered to take a few minimal steps. That's my reading in any case.
Thanks again.
Smallbones(smalltalk) 17:32, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
That was insightful, I'm the one who should thanking you (again :D), and... You're welcome.--AldNonUcallin?☎ 19:54, 20 March 2014 (UTC)


Editor of the Week[edit]

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Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week, for integrity and valiance in the fight against paid editing. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

User:Coretheapple submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

I nominate Smallbones as Editor of the Week for the integrity that he brings to the project, and for his yeoman work - unsung, unrecognized, unappreciated - fighting to preserve Wikipedia from encroachments by paid editors. He has been an editor for more than eight and a half years, and during that time has edited a staggering 11,337 articles at last count. He is not an administrator, heaven only knows why (too much sense?), but a content contributor par excellence, with in excess of 31,000 edits, 65% of them in article space. He is a generalist's generalist, with his top contributions ranging from Bernard Madoff to Media, Pennsylvania. But his prodigious talents as a contributor are not the only assets he brings to the project. No one has fought longer and more valiantly against paid editing. It is a great pleasure to nominate Smallbones for Editor of the Week.

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Thanks again for your efforts! Go Phightins! 16:04, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your continuing concern over the issue and your calm, level-headed approach. ```Buster Seven Talk 18:36, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Wow! It's always great to get feedback like this. Thanks Coretheapple and Buster7 Smallbones(smalltalk) 18:49, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Hey Smallbones, just wanted to express my thanks as well for both for your contributions and your engagement with others on broader ideas with Wikipedia that I've seen on Jimbo's talk page and other spots. I often find it difficult to jump into those conversations myself, but I do read them, and I appreciate your thoughtfulness. I, JethroBT drop me a line 02:02, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Very pleased to propose this. Your contributions are tremendously appreciated. Coretheapple (talk) 19:55, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Global account[edit]

Hi Smallbones! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to ping me with {{ping|DerHexer}}. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 14:47, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Jonesborough Hist. District[edit]

Hello, Thanks for your comments. And for removing the stub designation! Labor of love. Thank you for your observation re. possible copyright on historic markers/plaques. I did not understand your comment: "But you should send the article to "Did You Know ... " I can do it for you if you'd like." Did you mean send the question re. copyright on the plaques? In any event, yes, if you would send "it" for me if you would...?Steven C. Price 14:26, 9 January 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Steven C. Price (talkcontribs)

New Galilee[edit]

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See my photo of Galilean Presbyterian Church, 40°50′9″N 80°24′5″W / 40.83583°N 80.40139°W / 40.83583; -80.40139, taken a few years ago. It's still there, or at least it was when I was there on Thursday. Nyttend (talk) 13:56, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

QV the paragraph beginning with "In 1827 the Rockv" [sic] in this local history. Nyttend (talk) 13:59, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome. I haven't done any local photography in a long time (I was already taking lots of photos when I was in college), but I need to start again — we're continuing to lose built environment here (I don't remember ever hearing so many sirens from so many directions before last night), and I'd like to do a project at least as intensive as what I did in Bloomington. Nyttend (talk) 14:37, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Louis Kahn's Fred E. and Elaine Cox Clever House is for sale[edit]

Are you still interested in taking photos of Louis Kahn architecture? I see that his Fred E. and Elaine Cox Clever House in Cherry Hill, NJ is for sale. Here is the Zillow page: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/417-Sherry-Way-Cherry-Hill-NJ-08034/38226533_zpid/ Hopefully you would be able to gain access to the house for photos. Good luck! Bilpen (talk) 15:36, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

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

Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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You are invited to join us at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for our upcoming editathon, a part of the Black WikiHistory Month campaign (which also includes events in Brooklyn and Westchester!).

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

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

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 06:03, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

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That shopping/lifestyle center[edit]

Does it even meet notability criteria? I just tagged. All I can find are articles in local papers. I don't believe we have articles on pizzarias, donut shops and shopping malls of strictly local interest. Coretheapple (talk) 21:20, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

WP:BRD[edit]

I suggest you review this. BMK (talk) 03:48, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Oh, and if an editor undoes you edit saying that it wasn't an improvement ("Better before"), reverting by saying that it *is* better is just saying "I disagree", and "I disagree" is never an acceptable excuse for edit warring. Now go discuss. BMK (talk) 03:48, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

This might make you smile...[edit]

... Catholic Total Abstinence Union Fountain == BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 20:51, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

@BoringHistoryGuy - Very much so! Thanks. I did notice that Moses is missing a horn. And I remembered that I was very surprised that Commodore Barry was Catholic. You should go for a DYK (w/pic of course) Smallbones(smalltalk) 22:34, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
I'm in the midst of reading a Penn masters thesis on the fountain. LOTS more information. == BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 23:00, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Barry's religion is one reason there's a statue of him behind Independence Hall. It was a sop to Philadelphia Catholic voters just before a mayoral election. I think you'll enjoy reading the masters thesis on the fountain.[1] == BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 14:18, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Tournesol.png Dear Smallbones, Thanks for helping (remotely) with Wikipedia:Meetup/Ocean City, MD/Wiki Loves Small Museums Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 00:42, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Amendment request archived[edit]

Hi Smallbones, an arbitration amendment request you were listed as a party to has been archived to the Wifione case talk page. A motion was proposed but did not gain enough support among arbitrators. For the Arbitration Committee, --L235 (t / c / ping in reply) 01:19, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

The "Ultimate Book of Truth"[edit]

Re your comment here, Google's Knowledge Graph apparently relies quite heavily on Wikipedia (see [2]), as well as Wikidata [3].

An added dimension here is Wikipedia Zero. You saw the Wifione case. Ponder the implications for hundreds of millions of third-world mobile phone users who can only passively consume Wikipedia, while the only ones in their countries able to read other sources directly – which is also a precondition for editing Wikipedia – are the business and political elites. Whose interests will the content they create serve?

Accessnow.org say, "If it takes off, Wikipedia Zero can, with one fell swoop, change the course of the open internet — and not necessarily for the better. No corporate or single platform — whether it's Facebook or Wikipedia — should be put in charge of curating access to the world's information. Simply put, zero rated content makes zero sense for the future of the open internet and the rights of those who use it."

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a traditional ally of Wikipedia, says, "Whilst we appreciate the intent behind efforts such as Wikipedia Zero, ultimately zero rated services are a dangerous compromise." Contrast the opinions in that piece with [4].

If you find the prospect of Wikipedia becoming the Ultimate Book of Truth scary, you're not alone. Andreas JN466 21:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Simon Owens: Will the FTC ever drop the hammer on paid Wikipedia edits?, March 8 2015, The Kernel (republication of a blog post by Owens first published last year). --Andreas JN466 15:37, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Sunday March 22: Wikipedia Day NYC 2015
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You are invited to join us at Barnard College for Wikipedia Day NYC 2015, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference for the project's 14th birthday. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

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

10:00pm - 9:00 pm at Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, by W 118th St

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) 21:59, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

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Statistics - editor gender balance summary[edit]

The ones I can bring to mind are:

( All stats F/(F+M) )

  • 2010 WMF/UN university c. 12 %
  • Study corrected above figures c. 16.1 % (something over 20% for adult US)
  • 2011 WMF survey - headline figure 10%, restricting to English WP gives higher figures c. 12%, presumably subject to same correction as 2010 survey
  • 2014/15 WMF "Global south" survey c. 20%
  • User prefs figures, indicate > 20%

For my notes on various sources relating to gender balance or systemic gender bias User:Rich Farmbrough/temp105

All the best: Rich Farmbrough16:47, 11 March 2015 (UTC).

Banned user?[edit]

Similar username as other accounts from the same banned user[5]. I think you were the one that was staying on top of that particular case? So thought I would ping you so you could take a look. CorporateM (Talk) 19:51, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Removal of content and source from Naveen Jain without comment[edit]

Could you please explain the edit [6] on the talk page, and address the discussion about this very source and content made earlier? --Ronz (talk) 02:01, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm in the process. Smallbones(smalltalk) 02:04, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! --Ronz (talk) 02:08, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

And thank you for taking the time to look to closely at the article. --Ronz (talk) 02:13, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

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Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

Gaufre biscuit.jpg Thank you for your good work at the Represent Edit-a-Thon yesterday. DThomsen8 (talk) 16:57, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Angry Orchard[edit]

You PRODded this, and it was deleted. Undeletion has been requested at WP:REFUND, so per WP:DEL#Proposed deletion I have restored it, and now notify you in case you wish to consider AfD, though I would think "40% of the United States hard cider market, rising to 50% by 2014" is a reasonable claim of notability. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 09:02, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Blue Bell Inn[edit]

Back in November 2014 when I tried to capture images from the Yeadon Loop (SEPTA station), I took Island Road to the Cobbs Creek Parkway and tried to capture the Blue Bell Inn along the way, and on the way back. Not having a red light at Woodland Avenue really screwed that up for me. Is there any chance you can get that? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 17:21, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

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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Anything to watch out for?[edit]

I'm looking to spend Saturday getting Philadelphia photos, concentrating on the western part of Center City and maybe going up to Germantown. Is there anything that I need to watch out for down there, e.g. construction or other road closures? I see that the Phillies are in DC, so I'm not concerned about baseball traffic. Nyttend (talk) 05:00, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Your MkuCr proposal[edit]

I don't agree with your proposal but I am not going to oppose it, partly to see what other people think but mostly because I wonder if establishing a consensus on a change is more important than the change itself at this point. AmateurEditor (talk) 04:14, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Favor to ask[edit]

I am looking for a nice photo of the octagonal dome in Nero's Domus Aurea for the History of Roman and Byzantine domes article. I have looked in Commons without finding one and the only share-able one I could find on Flickr left a lot to be desired (here it is). I left a couple requests on the picture requests pages in Commons, here and here, without response yet. I'm not sure what more I can do and I gather that you are more familiar with photos and Commons than I am. Do you have any suggestions? AmateurEditor (talk) 04:30, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Margo Humphrey[edit]

Thanks for improving the weekend on the wiki Victuallers (talk) 00:02, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Hillary Rodham Clinton - Move Discussion[edit]

Hi,

This is a notification to let you know that there is a requested move discussion ongoing at Talk:Hillary_Rodham_Clinton/April_2015_move_request#Requested_move. You are receiving this notification because you have previously participated in some capacity in naming discussions related to the article in question.

Thanks. And have a nice day. NickCT (talk) 18:52, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Faggs Manor[edit]

Not sure if you're planning to work on Sir John's article, but it has problems: he was supposedly a Cambridge student at age six and joined the bar association in the same year! Meanwhile, are you sure we had an article on Chaplain Blair's father? Samuel Blair and Samuel Blair (chaplain) have never been moved or deleted, asaside from Blair being moved to Blair (chaplain), so that Blair could become a disambiguation page. Samuel Blair (pastor) has never existed, and Samuel Steel Blair doesn't appear to have anything mentioning either of the clergymen, aside from a simple disambiguation note in the earlier revisions. Besides this, what help or advice could I give? Not sure what help you need or want, although of course I'll try to provide it once I understand what you need. Nyttend (talk) 02:22, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for knocking out the final Chester County sites! Just a quick reminder, please add photos to municipalities before removing them from the list, so we don't accidentally forget to add a photo in one article. Nyttend (talk) 22:48, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Peer review request[edit]

Hi. I had a request for peer review of the Gateway Protection Programme article closed before the article had been reviewed. It was suggested at Wikipedia talk:Peer review that a review could still take place, and that I should ask specific reviewers if they would be interested in providing the review. Would you be interested and willing to do this, by any chance? If not, is there any chance you could add it to the backlog so that it stands a chance of being reviewed by someone else, or is that against the rules? Cordless Larry (talk) 18:20, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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images of historic sites
Thank you, veteran editor, for quality articles such as Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and Margo Humphrey, for images, maps and stats of NRHP sotes, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (27 September 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:44, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Edit help please[edit]

A user has just recently gone around deleting the standard See also section from most of the Pennsylvania lists on specious grounds, but as he's been stalking me for over a year and has declared a long-term grudge against me, so your revisions might actually have a chance at staying. Nyttend backup (talk) 13:12, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Every-municipality photos[edit]

Thanks for the notice; I commented quickly after the end of what you'd said. I've emailed you, although it's not a time-sensitive thing. Nyttend (talk) 02:48, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

PA photos[edit]

Yes, I'll get back out there this weekend. Generic1139 (talk) 14:11, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

fantastic! Smallbones(smalltalk) 14:17, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Wednesday June 10, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our next evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on our agenda: recent and upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

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

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COI edit request at LinkedIn[edit]

Hi Smallbones, you were really helpful last month in taking a look at a COI edit I requested for LinkedIn, so I'm hoping you'll consider another quick edit I'm suggesting. The first paragraph of the article notes LinkedIn's user count as of June 2013, and I'm hoping we can get that updated to a more recent figure. More info and possible sources on the talk page, here. Thanks so much for any time/consideration you're able to offer. Mary Gaulke (talk) 19:39, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Front Street (Philadelphia)‎[edit]

Front Street (Philadelphia)‎ and Girard Avenue are now redirects. Please take a look.--DThomsen8 (talk) 17:08, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Talk:List of municipalities in Pennsylvania[edit]

See my questions at Talk:List of municipalities in Pennsylvania.--DThomsen8 (talk) 19:30, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

re: Penn Photo banner[edit]

My question was just of interest/curiosity. I did not mind getting the banner, and actually clicked into it to read about the project. It was then that I read about it being sent out to PA IPs. Actually, I thought everyone got it, and was therefor surprised since I do not live in the state. Keep it as is, I have no objections to "close-is-good".--☾Loriendrew☽ (ring-ring) 03:21, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Re: photos[edit]

I've just been really busy with job applications, and while I've been able to get out a few times, I've gotten myself a rather horrid backlog; just two days ago I was finally able to work with photos from 28 May, and the stuff I uploaded for Clarion County and surrounding areas is almost two weeks old. With the likelihood of soon having to leave PA, I've been trying to concentrate on the NR sites, and with the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia done, that largely means going to Ohio. If you take a line from Potter County to Somerset County, running through Clearfield and Cambria counties, I've gotten virtually everything west of it: just a quarter of the Somerset County sites remain, the remaining sites in Washington and Fayette are all difficult or impossible of access, and all other counties I've visited 100% of the sites. So...I've made recent trips westward to Athens and Cleveland, but nothing lately in Pennsylvania except this trip, and what I got was before and after a one-day academic conference. Nyttend (talk) 18:53, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Conflict of interest/Post Tou update[edit]

Found this here: Category:Wikipedia conflict of interest guidelines. Should be deleted maybe? Jytdog (talk) 21:52, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

@Jytdog: I don't think it matters: leave it alone, mark it as historical, or delete. Smallbones(smalltalk) 23:38, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Its your thing. as you will then! thanks for replying. Jytdog (talk) 23:53, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Pictures[edit]

At first I wondered why you'd use the horse sign in the township article, because it's not particularly representative, but now that I see that it has a farm and municipal building picture, I agree with it. It adds some local color and is mildly humorous. As far as the sign, I have just one idea: radioactive elements like technetium, rutherfordium, and dubnium are transition metals, and this church is apparently in the transition Metal Township between the mountains and the southeast...yes, yes, it's lame, but I can't think of any real explanation. Nyttend (talk) 21:27, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Possible hint 1 [7] radioactivity in granite tombstones in New Jersey. (But why would anybody care?) Smallbones(smalltalk) 23:43, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Nuclear powered pacemakers?? [8] Perhaps if they were platinum covered or diamond studded! Smallbones(smalltalk)

Your thoughts?[edit]

Timeline of Philadelphia has a discussion about selection and inclusion criteria. Two editors are discussing it, but we have divergent views. More opinions would be helpful. - SummerPhDv2.0 13:23, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

NRHP in Philadelphia[edit]

Do we have all Philadelphia NRHP articles and photos?--DThomsen8 (talk) 12:40, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

@Dthomsen8: see Wikipedia:WikiProject_National_Register_of_Historic_Places/Progress#Pennsylvania_listings for complete numbers (sort by"Total" to bring Philly to the top). There is one recently added site with a missing photo - Wyoming Phone something at 4900 N. Broad. 96.7% of nrhp sites have articles, but most are still considered stubs. recent totals:

Code County State Total Illus.  % Illus. Art.  % Art. Stubs NRIS Start+  % Start+ Unass. Untag. Net Qual.

42101 Philadelphia: Total Pennsylvania 551 550 99.8% 533 96.7% 380 3 149 27.0% 0 4 70.5%

Almost all recent additions have been in North Philadelphia. Smallbones(smalltalk) 14:29, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

July 8: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday July 8, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on a review of past and upcoming editathons, including Black Lunch Table Editathon @ MoMA on July 13.

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

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Request for feedback[edit]

So, per the Arbcom case and the ANI, I am looking for feedback on my COI-related work. If you have some time, is there any feedback you think it would be useful for me to hear? If you don't have time or are not interested, I would understand. Thanks. Jytdog (talk) 23:17, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Help Please[edit]

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Vordrak (talk) 12:39, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not interested in gamergaters, witchfinders, etc. Smallbones(smalltalk) 13:36, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Cold Spring Township[edit]

That is rather funny; I'm particularly amused by the lack of local government because folks just stopped running. Nyttend (talk) 22:59, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

A little overly optimistic?[edit]

Jimbo on COI editing petrarchan47คุ 20:58, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

Sunday August 2: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

Sunday August 2, 1-7pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1pm–7pm - come by any time! @ Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance (Prospect Park West and 15th St), immediately on the lawn to your left as you walk through the lovely lotus columns.
Subway: NYCS-bull-trans-F.svg NYCS-bull-trans-G.svg to 15th Street – Prospect Park (IND Culver Line)

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 03:32, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

(Bonus event: WikiWednesday Salon @ Babycastles - Wednedsay, August 19)

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Talk:List of municipalities in Pennsylvania[edit]

Check out the Talk:List of municipalities in Pennsylvania and tell us if you agree with removing some columns from this huge table. --DThomsen8 (talk) 13:03, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Please reply, Peter.--DThomsen8 (talk) 19:37, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Please email me[edit]

My hard drive crashed last month, and I haven't been able to recover all my contacts. Please email me. Thanks, BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 01:35, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello from the Signpost[edit]

Thanks for volunteering to help out with "In the Media" for the Signpost. You are welcome to contribute as much or as little as you want to that section. Here's a short style/process guide I will update soon, but you are more than welcome to jump right in. You can find links to potential stories to write about listed at the bottom of the current ITM draft. Gamaliel (talk) 04:09, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

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simpleshow foundation explainer videos[edit]

Hello, thank you for your input. I've replied below your message: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Jack_Matelot Jack Matelot (talk) 14:58, 30 July 2015 (UTC)