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April Wilkerson page deletion notice[edit]

Speedy deletion nomination of April Wilkerson[edit]

A tag has been placed on April Wilkerson requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

This is a vanity article with promotional links to personal pages. The specified person is one of many youtubers

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Nomination of April Wilkerson for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article April Wilkerson 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/April Wilkerson 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. DGG ( talk ) 16:46, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

September 27: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

Wednesday September 27, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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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 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 00:43, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

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Living persons[edit]

You probably should take some time and carefully review guidance at WP:BLP, because your edits are pretty clear violations, and look an awful lot like using Wikipedia as a political soapbox. BLP violations are to be removed immediately. They are not to remain and be discussed while they're on an article. GMGtalk 10:49, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

Nonsense. The BLP guidelines are used to protect innocent people from spurious claims as you should well know. But when a prominent US politician RSC chair describes his female colleagues publicly as eye candy and the comment reverberates on the national and international news, then it needs to stay in.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 10:55, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
The issue isn't so much what you're putting, but where. BLP actually has more to it than prohibiting unreferenced or poorly referenced negative information, though that's a substantial part of it. However, you seem deliberately to be giving this incident undue prominence, by placing it first in the lead section of the article about the individual with no backing text in the body (and the lead is far too prominent for a "current events" type story anyway), and then putting it in sexism. The scope of the sexism article would be all sexism, throughout recorded history and throughout the world. Prominently referencing a contemporary political kerfluffle is massively undue in that instance, the article should be addressing sexism in general terms, not being used as a "hall of shame" for individual instances. Please consider this a formal warning to abide by BLP in all its aspects going forward. Seraphimblade Talk to me 21:42, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

October 18: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday October 18, 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.

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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 13:22, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

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Disambiguation link notification for October 13[edit]

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Yes, thanks, fixed.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 11:06, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon (Nov 19) and global online Wikipedia Asian Art Month (Nov 1-30)[edit]

Sunday November 19, 10:30 am - 4:00pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
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The Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ The Met will be the Metropolitan Museum of Art's second edit-a-thon, hosted on Sunday November 19, 2017 in the Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education (81st Street entrance) at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Following the first Met edit-a-thon in May 2017, the museum is excited to work with Wikipedia Asian Month for the potential to seed new articles about Asian artworks, artwork types, and art traditions, from any part of Asia. These can be illustrated with thousands of its recently-released images of public domain artworks available for Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse Asian collections onsite and remotely.

10:30 am - 4:00 pm in Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Uris Center for Education
81st Street entrance, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue

Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Light snacks, drinks and cake will be provided.

We also welcome remote participation for the global online Wikipedia Asian Art Month, running November 1-30.

Thanks, and hope to see you at the museum, and/or as part of the online Wikipedia Asian Month contest!--Pharos (talk) 16:36, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

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Permission to use photos[edit]

Hey people this image might be in a hiking guide book! Good idea not to get me to suggest captions -- I might make a dumb joke about me, listening to rock music. (drum beat:) da dum dum.

Hi Tom, May I use your Castle Rock State Park images (and perhaps others) in a hiking guide book that I'm revising? I cannot offer money but will fully credit each photo to you. If okay, how would you like the photo credit to read? And would you be okay signing a permission form by my publisher? however, since your work is Creative Commons, I'm not sure this is necessary.

Thanks a lot! Linda Linda@storiestolast.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:643:8400:EA90:C889:1AC2:10F0:7693 (talk) 01:52, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

You don't need my permission. The images are public domain. They're as much yours as mine. I gave them to the public when I uploaded them. Credit them as you wish. Enjoy!--Tomwsulcer (talk) 02:32, 5 November 2017 (UTC) also feel free to use the image with me standing among the rocks -- it gives scale. I love it when my images get distributed and seen.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 02:41, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

November 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC @ NYU ITP[edit]

Wednesday November 15, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC @ NYU ITP
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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 NYU ITP Tisch School of the Arts (4th floor) at 721 Broadway in Manhattan.

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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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 NYU ITP Tisch School of the Arts (4th floor), 721 Broadway
(note that we are not at Babycastles this month)

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) ~~~~~

P.S. You are also invited to Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday November 19!

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Nomination of Lisa Mandelblatt for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Lisa Mandelblatt 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/Lisa Mandelblatt 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. Bearcat (talk) 17:08, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

Restoration of Reedsy without attribution[edit]

Under discussion at Conflict of interest noticeboard . ☆ Bri (talk) 15:45, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

I responded on the noticeboard page. Look, it's great you noticed the earlier conflict of interest and did something about it, but the fact is, the subject of Reedsy is clearly notable, with numerous reliable references. The article has been totally rewritten by me, an unaffiliated contributor, so it is in good shape. I'm baffled by your "without attribution" allegation. What do you mean?--Tomwsulcer (talk) 16:28, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Reedsy for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Reedsy 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/Reedsy 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. TonyBallioni (talk) 16:43, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Look, it's good that people noticed a COI earlier, but clearly the firm is notable, with great references, so my sense is this AfD nomination is a big waste of time here in Wikipedia.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 16:55, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

Hey good luck with your contest. I have floated many articles on notable women and will continue to do so when I come across them.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 11:37, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Tomwsulcer. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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December 13: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday December 13, 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.

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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 18:42, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to AfroCROWD Street Culture Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and Year End Celebration on Saturday December 16!

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