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NYC Wiki-Picnic: Saturday June 22[edit]

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic NYC in Brooklyn's green and lovely Prospect Park, on this Saturday June 22! We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck :) -- User:Pharos (talk)

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn! Saturday September 7[edit]

Brookln Public Library
Please join Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn scavenger hunt on September 7, 2013!
Everyone gather at the Brooklyn Public Library to further Wikipedia's coverage of—
photos and articles related to Brooklyn, its neighborhoods and the local landmarks.
--EdwardsBot (talk)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon" at Queens Library! Friday December 6[edit]

Queens Library
Please join Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon on December 6, 2013!
Everyone gather at Queens Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for borough articles on the history and the communities.
Drop-ins welcome 10am-7pm!--Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

AFC Backlog Drive[edit]

Saturday: NYC Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join Wikipedia "Art and Feminism Editathon" @ Eyebeam on Saturday February 1, 2014,
an event aimed at collaboratively expanding Wikipedia articles covering Art and Feminism, and the biographies of women artists!

There are also regional events that day in Brooklyn, Westchester County, and the Hudson Valley.
--Pharos (talk)

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon[edit]

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon
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You are invited to join upcoming Wikipedia "Editathons", where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on a selected theme, on the following two Saturdays in March:

I hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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Saturday June 21: Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

Upcoming Saturday event - June 21: Wiki Loves Pride NYC
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You are invited to join us at Jefferson Market Library for "Wiki Loves Pride", hosted by New York Public Library, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Wikimedia LGBT and Wikimedia New York City, where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on this theme:

11am–4pm at Jefferson Market Library.

We hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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Copyvio tool isn't working[edit]

Your copyvio tool [1] doesn't appear to be working for me- got a "no webservice" error. Often it's just a couple of minutes that it doesn't work for, but it's been about 2 hours. Joseph2302 (talk) 14:37, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Should be up now. — Earwig talk 18:10, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
It appears to be down again. --Ahecht (TALK
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I... er... yeah, you're right. What the hell? The logs are completely useless here. Started up again, will monitor closely this time. — Earwig talk 19:05, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
Looks like I need an admin to raise a memory limit. Waiting on that. — Earwig talk 19:48, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
Done. Will continue to monitor. — Earwig talk 20:36, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 June 2015[edit]

EarwigBot and an AFC edit[edit]

So, the bot made this edit. However, the edit by the bot implies that the article was accepted at AFC by CumberdaleHubert, when that was not the case. CumberdaleHubert was the article's author, and when the article was declined at AFC CumberdaleHubert unilaterally moved it into main space without addressing the reason for the decline.

I'm not sure if the bot is just filling in the template with the date it was moved and who moved it, or if there is a list somewhere of articles that have actually been accepted, but I think that edit is somewhat problematic, so I thought I should bring it to your attention. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 15:02, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

@ONUnicorn: I understand why you would find this problematic, since in AFC we usually don't want people to move their articles themselves (thus defeating the whole point!)... but it's not technically wrong. AFC's acceptance procedure is informal, so if someone moves a draft to the mainspace (regardless of their connection with it) they are considered to be the one who accepted it basically by definition. It's not the bot's job to determine whether that user followed typical procedure, and there's no official list anywhere of acceptances. — Earwig talk 18:07, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for responding. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 18:14, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 June 2015[edit]

copyvios OOMed?[edit]

Eyo, the helpful "Copyvio check" link in Tools that let you go directly from an article to a copyvios check appears to be broken. The URL I get for Draft:Malka Marom is https://tools.wmflabs.org/copyvios/?lang=en&project=wikipedia&title=Draft%3AMalka_Marom. Actually, I was letting copyvios run from a manual submission and it feels like... something OOMed? Just letting you know. Cheers, E. Lee (talk) 11:12, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Seems to have resolved on its' own. Cheers, E. Lee (talk) 11:48, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Same thing as #Copyvio tool isn't working above. Will look into it soon™, but it's hard to diagnose and I've been busy with other wiki-things. — Earwig talk 15:36, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Didn't see this until now - as always, Copyvios is great, keep up the wonderful work! E. Lee (talk) 20:08, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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If we didn't have Copyvios, WP:AfC would be SO unhappy. E. Lee (talk) 20:09, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 June 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 24 June 2015[edit]

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

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) 05:45, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

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Oops[edit]

Didn't notice it was a draft on Huggle--sorry about that! Kharkiv07 (T) 21:14, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

No problem. Happy editing! — Earwig talk 21:17, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 01 July 2015[edit]