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New England Wikipedia Day @ MIT: Saturday Jan 18[edit]

NE Meetup #4: January 18 at MIT Building 5
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You have been invited to the New England Wikimedians 2014 kick-off party and Wikipedia Day Celebration at Building Five on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus on Saturday, January 18th, from 3-5 PM. Afterwards, we will be holding an informal dinner at a local restaurant. If you are curious to join us, please do so, as we are always looking for people to come and give their opinion! Finally, be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

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The FAQ about you (TWP) no longer appears to exist at http://vic.com/~dbd/minifaqs/tim-pierce.FAQ.gz[edit]

That is all. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Agaran (talkcontribs) 13:07, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

You're invited: Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March[edit]

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You're invited![edit]

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New England Wikimedians would like to invite you to the April 2014 meeting, which will be a small-scale meetup of all interested Wikimedians from the New England area. We will socialize, review regional events from the beginning of the year, look ahead to regional events of 2014, and discuss other things of interest to the group. Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

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Edit-a-thon invite[edit]

Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thons[edit]

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As you may have already heard, the Wikipedia community lost an invaluable member of the community last month. Adrianne Wadewitz was a feminist scholar of 18th-Century British literature, and a prolific editor of the site. As part of a worldwide series of tributes, New England Wikimedians, in conjunction with local institutions of higher learning, have created three edit-a-thons that will be occurring in May and June. The events are as follows:

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Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

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neutral RfC notification[edit]

Template_talk:Succession_box#RfC has a discussion on succession box usage. You had previously noted or opined at Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/2009 April 6#Template:NYRepresentatives thanks. Kraxler (talk) 17:11, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Jonestown Photos in public domain[edit]

As the manager of the website -- and the photographer of the shots at http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?gallery=moore-family-photos-1979 -- I do want to reassure you that we intend all of the photos on our website to be in the public domain, except for those with a specific copyright notice (mainly from the Calif. Historical Society). (I am speaking of the uncertainly you raised at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_talk:Jonestown_Houses.jpg Remoore24 (talk) 00:36, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the update! From looking at the photo's talk page, it looks like the licensing issues have been straightened out, so I think there's nothing else that needs to be done here. —Tim Pierce (talk) 18:43, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for helping with the Edit-A-Thon. It was great to meet you and your son. Glad you were able to come and serve as a resource. --RachelleHC (talk) 15:24, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

We had a great time! Thanks for organizing :-) —Tim Pierce (talk) 01:49, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]

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Tim/Pulaski Tech[edit]

Tim, I received your message. I reported malicious edits, asked for semi-protection due to high level of IP vandalism and just now the college is being slandered and incorrect facts are being posted. Why cant this page be locked for a while? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pulaskitech (talkcontribs) 12:55, April 15, 2015‎

Hi -- thanks for the comment back. I'll follow up on your talk page. —Tim Pierce (talk) 22:58, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Onlinelivenews24[edit]

Why did you decline the speedy deletion on Onlinelivenews24? Exactly the same article has already been created many times before, and deleted as A7. I've put it up for AfD, but I believe it should have been speedy deleted. Joseph2302 (talk) 12:45, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

I declined it because speedy deletion is intended for articles that don't even make a plausible claim of notability (e.g. "Bob is my friend who's a real hoopy frood"). The article does assert that the site is one of the most popular in Bangladesh, so I don't think speedy is appropriate in this case. The article obviously will need more citations to pass -- and frankly I doubt that it will -- but I don't think speedy is the right process in this case. —Tim Pierce (talk) 14:07, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

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Sonja Sohn wiki page[edit]

Hi Tim, We represent Sonja Sohn and are hoping to remove the images from her wiki page. Can you help with that? Best Roger — Preceding unsigned comment added by Suskinmanagement (talkcontribs) 17:07, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Suskinmanagement -- if you want to replace the image with a different one that would be fine. If there is an alternate image you're willing to release under a Creative Commons copyright license, you can upload it to Wikimedia Commons at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:UploadWizard and use that on the article instead. In general, if the article has no image and there are photos of Sonja Sohn available on Wikimedia Commons, someone will probably add one back. —Tim Pierce (talk) 18:23, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

ArchieLuxury is worthy of mention on wiki....[edit]

Please keep ArchieLuxury on Wiki. He is an international YouTube sensation!

http://www.wristtimes.com/blog-1/2014/6/4/wrist-time-profile-archie-luxury-the-beast-of-brisbane http://singapore.coconuts.co/2014/11/03/video-archieluxury-calls-singapore-pretentious-and-nasty-obscene-rant — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hiromi kirishima (talkcontribs) 02:42, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Hiromi kirishima, It has since been deleted as spam and a copyright infringement. I'm sorry, but I also cannot see where this YT personality would pass Wikipedia's very strict guidelines for notability. Other than a handful of articles in various WP:SPS-esque sources, there really is no coverage of this person. I also noted on the article's talk page that you claimed he is popular on YT, but popularity does not equate to notability. It can make it more likely but it is not a guarantee. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 03:42, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

7 Cups of Tea[edit]

I have been reverting clearly improper personal comments and have explained this to the new user on their talk page without escalating the warnings. Vandalism patrolling, which I have done for quite awhile, is an exception to 3RR. I don't claim to be always right and certainly make a mistake from time to time but I don't think someone can leave personal comments about "what an organization is really like" and not have them reverted. If you evaluate the content differently from me, please let me know. Thanks. Donner60 (talk) 20:00, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

You're quite right that this work falls under 3RR exemptions (not just vandalism, but also unsourced libelous information about living persons). Sorry to have interrupted you! —Tim Pierce (talk) 20:14, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
No problem. As I said, I am not perfect and have made mistakes in vandalism patrolling from time to time (not too often, I think). I don't mind an occasional check and look back. I have restored some edits promptly when I realized, or in a few cases had it pointed out to me, that they were in good faith and at least arguably correct. It is good to be kept alert when doing this. If a mistake is made, then it can be quickly corrected. I think that is key. Avoid errors but in the event one is made, correct it quickly with an explanation and even apology if appropriate. I try to do that but a little reminder can be helpful. Donner60 (talk) 20:23, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Reference errors on 6 June[edit]

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Hi Tim, I appreciate you answering a few questions for me yesterday in the live chat and thank you for your willingness to help. I am editing an article on Morgan Ganem. You recommended that I find stronger citations and focus on the more important things.

Article link: [[1]]

I found a new citation for the KC Chiefs chant that he wrote via an article written about it in the Tulsa World, though I couldn't figure out how to properly cite the link. (http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/nfl/stadium-rocker/article_5d644534-ee67-5ce7-9204-29a46dfa11ec.html?mode=image)

Also, I've omitted the Dr. Plasticine section because there isn't as much in depth important info on that subject.

As all Wikipedia writers, I would like to get this article edited so that it will be approved. Please feel free to make edits if you would like. I appreciate any suggestions or help you an give me.

PaulGX2 (talk) 18:37, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Help with article regarding Morgan Ganem[edit]

Hi Tim, I appreciate you answering a few questions for me yesterday in the live chat and thank you for your willingness to help. I am editing an article on Morgan Ganem. You recommended that I find stronger citations and focus on the more important things.

Article link: [[2]]

I found a new citation for the KC Chiefs chant that he wrote via an article written about it in the Tulsa World, though I couldn't figure out how to properly cite the link. (http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/nfl/stadium-rocker/article_5d644534-ee67-5ce7-9204-29a46dfa11ec.html?mode=image)

Also, I've omitted the Dr. Plasticine section because there isn't as much in depth important info on that subject.

As all Wikipedia writers, I would like to get this article edited so that it will be approved. Please feel free to make edits if you would like. I appreciate any suggestions or help you an give me.

PaulGX2 (talk) 20:04, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Joe Val[edit]

Hi there - sorry to bother you, but I was hoping that you could help with a picture of the gravestone of bluegrass singer Joe Val, at Mount Feake Cemetery. The article tells me it has the engraving of a mandolin? I've no connection with the subject - it's a random copy-edit I picked out - but in an effort to improve wikipedia & as there are no images at all on it, I thought it might be nice. Your name (twp) popped up when I did a search of photographers near the area (here if you're interested). Thanks for your help & kind regards, NiGoosefort (talk) 10:24, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

  • @NiGoosefort:: I'd be quite happy to, thanks for checking in. That's not far at all from where I work, so I'll see if I can make some time tomorrow afternoon to go take care of it. —Tim Pierce (talk) 18:19, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
Thank you :) NiGoosefort (talk) 09:25, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
@NiGoosefort:: I've uploaded an image of Joe Val's headstone at File:Joe Val headstone.jpg. Please feel free to use it on the Joe Val page anywhere that seems appropriate to you :-) —Tim Pierce (talk) 20:01, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
Done! Thanks very much! Kind regards, NiGoosefort (talk) 10:36, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

This Friday: Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ Cambridge, MA[edit]

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File:Bust of Edward Snowden in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn.jpg[edit]

The news reported Andrew Tider and Jeff Greenspan as artists of the sculpture. If you can obtain their OTRS ticket, I can request undeletion of Commons copy. What do you think? --George Ho (talk) 19:46, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

would like to add a photo to the Green card spam page[edit]

I only have experience editing text in wikipedia. I would like to add a photo to the Green card spam page. It is of my "green card lawers -- spamming the globe" t-shirt that I bought back during the green card spam days. Maybe you can give me some feedback on whether any of the editors of that page will object?

Thanks!

Glee Willis gwillis — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gwillis (talkcontribs) 06:39, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

  • @Gwillis: I think that sounds like a great idea and very on-topic for that page. The biggest concern is that uploading an image of someone else's artwork to Wikipedia can run afoul of intellectual property law. The image could be uploaded under the fair use doctrine in order to display it specifically on that one page. Alternatively, as it happens, I personally know Jay Furr, who designed the "Spamming The Globe" t-shirt. I'll ask him if he'd be willing to release the image under a CC license. —Tim Pierce (talk) 17:27, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Request from beyond the grave[edit]

In 2007, you requested an image of the "Amstel Tower windmill" at Talk:Windmill. You either have got the wrong name or need to be more specific. The Amstel Tower is a to-be-built residential tower, while there are various tower-like windmills along the Amstel river. Could you please indicate which one you were refering to (maybe even with google maps links/coordinates)? --HyperGaruda (talk) 11:10, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

If you're referring to this edit, it was an image request that someone else had made on another page. The original request was:
I would much appreciate some good images showing mechanical details of - specifically - the Amstel Tower windmill. I can find an image showing the front of the mill, but details are not brilliant and nowhere can I find images of the mechanics of turning the cap - which are at the rear of the mill and also up on the skirt. I would also like to see better details of the doors and windows in these mills - Tower mills especially, where only the cap and sails are turned in to the wind, not the entire post. --FranOnTheEdge 07:30, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
If you need more information then you should ask them. —Tim Pierce (talk) 01:47, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Thanks for your time anyways! --HyperGaruda (talk) 06:42, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

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Please do chime in[edit]

Notability within bios (more specifically
application of wp:GNG/wp:BIO against wp:AUTH/wp:PROF...and both vis-a-vis vagaries of actual practice!)

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