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Deletions: Go ahead and delete any of my uploads. I would prefer no deletion tags on my talk page please. If I happen to sign on during a discussion I will try to contribute. Rules and fads come and go. Licenses are harder to change.

Orphaned non-free image File:Lovin' Spoonful-Nice-1966.ogg[edit]

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 21:23, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Dear Stefan2, I restored this to the article. An IP removed it today, perhaps accidentally. Thank you for the incredibly quick catch. -SusanLesch (talk) 04:19, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
I restored it again just now. It's within fair use guidelines as far as I know. Thank you. -SusanLesch (talk) 04:23, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

IdeaLab proposal[edit]

There is a proposal at the IdeaLab that may interest you. Lightbreather (talk) 20:33, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Test Kaffeeklatsch area for women-only[edit]

Since WikiProject Women as proposed at the IdeaLab may take some time to realize, and based on a discussion on the proposal's talk page, I have started a test Kaffeeklatsch area for women only (cisgender or trans-woman, regardless of sexual orientation).

It is a place where women can go and be sure they'll be able to participate in discussions without being dominated by men's advice, criticism, and explanations. If interested, your participation would be most welcome. Lightbreather (talk) 23:17, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

John Lewis[edit]

Thank you for pointing out the LA Times op-ed piece. I've added a block quote to the controversy section of [[Selma (film)|Selma}. Perhaps you can and additional material, or help set up the quote better. I'd felt badly about the tide of what I considered irrelevant (from mainly self-serving Johnson COIs) criticism, but was hoping for something the quality and gravitas of Lewis' piece. (Surely the passage of 49 years in public service ought to give a (or the) primary source the currency of secondary. — Neonorange (talk) 23:53, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome but I must say we read his letter much differently. (It takes all kinds. :) I would prefer to keep this discussion on the article talk page. Thank you. -SusanLesch (talk) 04:50, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Selma[edit]

The issue of the controversy was not about what was omitted, but what some historians claim was a deliberate distortion of President Johnson's attitude and role. Few would quibble with the right of DuVernay to not want to make another "white-savior" film and instead put an emphasis on the perspective of her primary subject matter, or her right to leave out mention of many prominent individuals across the social and racial spectrum who participated in the Selma marches or otherwise supported King. What Updegrove, Califano and other historians take issue with is how Johnson, who spearheaded the drive to pass the Civil Rights legislation and who proactively engaged and supported King, is portrayed as either a reluctant or obstructionist actor or self-interested opportunist. So your inclusion of Lewis' reference to the Lincoln film doesn't fit here.--Civlaction (talk) 06:53, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Civlaction. The discussion belongs on the article talk page, not here please. I see you have already posted there. Thank you. -SusanLesch (talk) 15:14, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Second Sex-20100831.png[edit]

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ITN[edit]

Too bad the man died broke.

— All too human.
"Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter." – Bob
Sca (talk) 17:24, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

  In the area? You're invited to the
   Art+Feminism meetup
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  Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015
  Time: 12:00 - 4:00pm
  Place: Walker Art Center
  
Hi Susan. If you're around, we could use experienced Wikipedians like yourself at this event. gobonobo + c 09:12, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Alice H. Lichtenstein[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Alice H. Lichtenstein 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. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 23:46, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Alice H. Lichtenstein[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:02, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

ITN credit[edit]

Good work. ThaddeusB (talk) 03:38, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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the road to character
Thank you, Susan, for quality articles on women through history such as Lisa del Giocondo, Jeannette Piccard, Sharon Sayles Belton and Alice H. Lichtenstein, for improvements such as Denkoroku, for portal Minnesota, a simple clear user page and The Road to Character, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (16 October 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:03, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Good heavens. Gerda Arendt you are so kind. Thank you. -SusanLesch (talk) 18:08, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Reference errors on 13 September[edit]

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DYK for William Hood Dunwoody[edit]

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Lake Calhoun naming issue[edit]

Hello SusanLesch,

For multiple reasons, I think you are very much mistaken to suggest that it is more encyclopedic to include both the legal name and the Dakota name when linking to Lake Calhoun.

First and foremost, the common practice on Wikipedia where place names have both European and Native names is to discuss the dispute on the actual place name's page itself, and perhaps use both names on that page, but not on linking pages. Examples abound, including Denali/Mt. McKinley, Mount Rainier/Tahoma, and Mount Baker/Kulshan. In each of these instances, linking pages almost solely (if not solely) use one name or the other, but not both. For example, despite active suggestions that Mt. Rainier should be officially renamed "Tahoma," no pages linking to the Mount Rainier page use the phrase "Mount Rainier, Tahoma" in the relevant wikilink.

Second, Wikipedia policy is to avoid political advocacy: see WP:ADVOCACY. In this case, the question of what the proper name of Lake Calhoun should be is very much a contentious political issue, and using a name that is not the legal name of the lake on linking pages subtly lends Wikipedia's authority to the concept that both names have (or should have) official status. Whether the Dakota name should replace the legal name is up to personal opinion, and Wikipedia should not (intentionally or otherwise) lend credence to that viewpoint.

Finally, listing the lake's name on linking pages as "Lake Calhoun, Bde Maka Ska" is quite confusing, especially when the name often appears on linking pages as part of a list of lakes. When someone without knowledge of Minneapolis reads a sentence containing the words, "Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, Bde Maka Ska, and Lake of the Isles," most people would naturally conclude that there are four lakes being referenced, rather than three. That level of uncertainty defeats the clarity that an encyclopedia strives for.

For these reasons, I intend to change the Minneapolis page back to read simply "Lake Calhoun." However, I thought I would be polite and notify you of my reasons first, and await any thoughts you might have. If you still disagree with that move, please feel free to respond here or on the Minneapolis page itself, where we can have a group discussion, rather than relying on one person's opinion. Thanks! Jrt989 (talk) 22:06, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Greetings, Jrt989. Why don't you copy this to the Minneapolis talk page, where this discussion might belong? I already posted to the Lake Calhoun talk page where you might also wish to contribute. Thank you. -SusanLesch (talk) 22:35, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Invite to the Minneapolis Institute of Art[edit]

Minneapolis Institute of Art edit-a-thon
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  • Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 12pm–4pm
  • Location: Minneapolis Institute of Art Friends Community Room, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis
  • Sponsor: Minneapolis Institute of Art
You are invited to attend an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon at Minneapolis Institute of Art which will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015. This editing event is dedicated to improving and increasing the presence of cultural, historic, and artistic information on Wikipedia pertaining to women artists.
--gobonobo + c 20:11, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates National Book Award inadvertent deletion[edit]

I believe you inadvertently deleted a support for your nomination in this edit. User:Rhodesisland just supported your nomination and you deleted it accidently? Brian Everlasting (talk) 02:06, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Restored. Thanks very much for telling me. If something else can go wrong today it will. I'll post a note to Rhodeisland's talk page. -SusanLesch (talk) 04:09, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for getting it back! See you around the 'pedia! Rhodesisland (talk) 21:13, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:58, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Invite to an edit-a-thon at the Loft Literary Center[edit]

The Loft Literary Center edit-a-thon
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  • Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6–8pm
  • Location: Loft Literary Center, 1011 S Washington Ave, Room 203, Minneapolis
  • Sponsor: The Loft Literary Center
Hello SusanLesch! You are invited to attend an edit-a-thon at the Loft Literary Center which will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016. This editing event is dedicated to improving and increasing the presence of cultural, historic, and artistic information on Wikipedia pertaining to artists from marginalized communities. Please bring a laptop. Refreshments will be provided.
We have also recently formed a user group for Minnesota editors. If you would like to join, please add your name to our page on meta. Thank you, gobonobo + c 23:51, 6 February 2016 (UTC)