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Nice work on Michael W. Burns[edit]

It was a pleasure to see the nice, through refrencing you did on Michael W. Burns. He's not a critical figure, by any means, but it's nice to see things done well. -- 75.214.146.170 (really, User:JesseW/not logged in) 22:01, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Thomas L. Bromwell[edit]

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Updated DYK query On July 25, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Thomas L. Bromwell, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Whoa, interesting stuff...although it's reassuring that in they get prosecuted unlike in many other countries. Well done, Blnguyen (bananabucket) 01:13, 26 July 2007 (UTC)


AfD nomination of Linton Springs Elementary School[edit]

Linton Springs Elementary School, an article you created, has been nominated for deletion. We appreciate your contributions. However, an editor does not feel that Linton Springs Elementary School satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in the nomination space (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and the Wikipedia deletion policy). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Linton Springs Elementary School and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Linton Springs Elementary School during the discussion but should not remove the articles for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. SamBC(talk) 22:31, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

James W. Campbell[edit]

Hey Hotrod, are you sure your results are correct for the last two elections on the Campbell page? Marylandstater 12:50, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Legislative Notes[edit]

I noticed you have added notations on many of the legislators who are in the Maryland General Assembly, but your notations seem to bring some bias into play. For instance, recently you added notes about House Bill 2 that raised the sales tax in Maryland, lowered the income tax for some incomes, raised it for others, added a dollar to the tobacco tax, etc. After looking through the bill, there seems to be at least a dozen changes to Maryland tax law; but you picked only one of those changes in describing the bill. Why is not the title of the bill, "Tax Reform Act of 2007" more appropriate than your description? Your edit summary says "it is not point of view, it is fact", but you only chose one of the dozen facts that are in the bill. Who is to say that is the most important part of the bill? If you say it, then that is your point of view. The bill's title gives a more complete and more neutral description then the one you have provided. If I am wrong please advise here. Triple3D (talk) 21:37, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

I have to agree with Triple3D about this. Just listing one of the provisions of the bill and saying that is what he voted for is misleading. The bill also put in a new tax on electronic bingo and electronic tip jars. Why isn't that listed as well? Listing the name of the bill would be more NPOV. Tnxman307 (talk) 13:56, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Maryland General Assembly - Barnstar Award[edit]

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For your dedication to starting and improving articles related to members of the Maryland General Assembly. Keep up the good work! Marylandstater 15:09, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: Living people and template[edit]

Please don't remove Category:Living people from an article since it serves an important purpose. See the category page and Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons to read why. As for the Maryland government branches template, it is best to not overuse it. If a person is a member of the Maryland government, then saying so in the article (and wikilinking to other appropriate articles, i.e. Maryland Senate) or using categories should be done instead of using a template wherever possible. See Wikipedia:Template namespace. Thanks. --Tom (talk - email) 23:28, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

I won't remove the templates if it will mean a revert war, but please try not to use them excessively. --Tom (talk - email) 18:16, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 22 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Richard A. La Vay, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Cheers, Daniel 11:28, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

NCHS[edit]

The principal list appears to be partly vandalism. For the record, the present principal is in fact Kimberley Dolch, but I can't vouch for the rest - Mr. J. H. Hoover in particular. Acroterion (talk) 01:50, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. If it may be vandalism, than I agree that it should not be there.Wallstreethotrod (talk) 12:53, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Perry Hall High School[edit]

If notable alumni should be its own section then that is fine. Just be careful when you change it to look at other sections around it. I think you left popular culture as a subsection of notable alumni by accident. MDSL2005 (talk) 04:25, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Defunct High Schools[edit]

I am not sure exactly what you are asking. I have seen highschool pages deleted because the high school was not notable enough. I am not sure how a defunct high school can remain on wikipedia. I do not have an opinion one way or the other. The only category I can think of is the obvious one: Defunct High Schools in Maryland. I know there are a few that are gone that were fairly important during their time, i.e. the Bates Highschool in Annapolis that was all african-american school for most of its history; its necessity was obviated when integretion came. I hope these comments are helpful. Marylandstater (talk) 00:16, 29 February 2008 (UTC) Of course schools that are now closed can be on wikipedia - the categories are there to help readers not to limit what can be written about. If its notable - its in! See Derby School Victuallers (talk) 10:51, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Did you know ... its a nice article[edit]

Your school article is a very good start. Refs are good - there are some nice facts. I'd like to propose this for the front page. Is there any chance it could gain about 1000 characters of text about its history and a picture or two in the next 3 days? Victuallers (talk) 10:51, 2 March 2008 (UTC) Enjoy yourself ... pity .. the two articles on DYK would have been good. Maybe someone will step in Victuallers (talk) 17:51, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

High Schools[edit]

Thanks for the resource... it's a great one. I appreciate your help. Nice-looking page too. My high school band used to compete against Walkersville back in the day. Killervogel5 (talk) 19:38, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia meetup[edit]

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Frederick HS DYK[edit]

The link I was clicking on to check the fact (the championships) gets a "Page Not Found" or something like that. That's what I meant. Daniel Case (talk) 13:28, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Frederick High School[edit]

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Maggie McIntosh[edit]

Hey Hotrod, I noticed that you recently removed an entire section from the Maggie McIntosh article. The content you removed was factual and verifiable. The content removed also included information that you added, so I don't understand the "bias" remark in your edit summary.

«Marylandstater» «reply» 12:08, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
Yes, I agree, there needs to be conformity in the legislative notes, if they are kept. I started adding them on some of the major issues such as slots, deregulation, etc. I didn't think they were biased because democrats and republicans were on both sides of the different issues. There is so little verifiable information on many of the legislators, listing how they voted was just away to help enhance the information about them. The votes are public record and online; unlike some other states where you can hardly find the information on any votes.
with regard to the school, I took the picture on a dreary day and the school looked, so dreary I added a break in the clouds. (Now that I look at it again, it looks kind of spooky.) Feel free to take another one, or I will next time I get over in that part of the state.--«Marylandstater» «reply» 18:52, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Maryland High Schools[edit]

Since you and I seem to be the only two editing in this area, I wanted your input on a change that I am proposing. I want to convert the List of high schools in Maryland article to a sortable version. I have gotten through the A's and some of the B's, but before I continued I wanted to see if there were anything I am missing or anything you would change. Here is what I have done so far.--«Marylandstater» «reply» 17:38, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Catonsville HS[edit]

Do you mind taking another photograph of the facility? Make sure a sign or lettering "Catonsville High School" is visible. WhisperToMe (talk) 03:15, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Nice Todd Cruz Picture[edit]

Thanks for posting. It was with sadness that I learned of his recent passing... Fluppy (talk) 03:46, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Pi Kappa Phi[edit]

Would you be interested in helping me re-write the Pi Kappa Phi article? Message me on my talk page if you're interested. — ŁittleÄlien¹8² (talk\contribs) 23:56, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

High School Photos[edit]

Hey, thanks for adding a better photo of Long Reach! Have you got any others for Howard County? (especially Centennial (The lighting was bad on the day I took that photo [1]) and Atholton (which is such a weird building that I couldn't get a decent picture of it at all, so I just used the sign [2])). SheepNotGoats (Talk) 18:50, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Michael E. Busch[edit]

Hey Hotrod, I noticed that you recently removed an entire section from the Michael E. Busch article. The content you removed was factual and verifiable. The content removed also included information that you added, so I don't understand the your remarks in your edit summary.--«Marylandstater» «reply» 20:33, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Recent death tag[edit]

Please see Template:Recent death: "It is intended for appear for a few days only, and is subject to removal if it still appears seven days after its posting". Regards, WWGB (talk) 01:27, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Talmadge Branch[edit]

Just out of curiosity, how did you decide that Delegate Branch was an alumnus of Reginald Lewis and not W.E.B. DuBois? Both schools, along with Samuel L. Banks were created when Northern high was closed.--«Marylandstater» «reply» 01:55, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

POV in Maryland Legislative articles[edit]

In response to:

Hey. Thanks for questioning the change because this seems to be an ongoing issue that is getting me nowhere. I removed the content because I was getting into a battle with another editor about what is point of view and what is fact. I then made the point that unless an editor is including his voting record on a wide variety of issues, then it should be viewed as POV. For example, I see many cases where it's noted that a politician voted in favor of saving the environment and helping the poor with prescription drugs. However, when I note that they voted in favor of tax increases it always gets removed for POV, despite the note being factual. Another example is the slots voting. Many politicians voted against it each time during the Ehrlich Administration, but then voted for it under the O'Malley administration. When I added all 3 votes with notation they get removed for POV. How is it POV when they DID vote against it twice, then voted for it? It seems that it's okay to show how the politician voted when it makes them look good, but it's not okay to include voting records that make them look bad. I think the only fair thing to do then is to not allow any voting record information unless it can be tied to some kind of scandal. What are your thoughts?
Additionally, this article contains rhetoric that I see elsewhere. How is, "in the political arena, Speaker Busch is known for his even-handed leadership and his willingness to tackle complex issues" considered a fact? That's totally opinion. Again, what are your thoughts?

A) I agree that there are a lot of non-neutral points of view being expresed in many of the articles, as an editor it is our job to try to maintain neutrality.
B) Unfortunately it seems that some of your edits violate that trust. For example: look at the Ana Sol Gutierrez article, you added that she "voted in favor of increasing the sales tax by 20% - Tax Reform Act of 2007(HB2)" that seems to be biased against the subject of the article. On the talk page of that article, one editor even describes the article as a hit-piece against her.
C) I dont see how verifiable facts can be left out of an article. I see your point that there are hundreds of bills that have been voted on and how do you decide which to post. My only suggestion is to post notes on notable issues, such as those that received press converage, or some other importance indicator. Its is clear to me, however, that anyone in the world with a computer hooked up to the internet can post how a legislator voted on a particular issue, so does it really make a difference on what you and I agree to?--«Marylandstater» «reply» 20:08, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

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Greenip's Replacement[edit]

As you probably know, Maryland Republican State Senator Janet Greenip has retired. I have moved her off the list of current Maryland Senators and inserted her replacement Edward R. Reilly. Since you have done most of the republicans in Maryland, could you please create an article for him?--«Marylandstater» «reply» 17:11, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

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Big Love (American television show)[edit]

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Notable alumni[edit]

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Village People page duplication[edit]

Hi! I noticed that you'd done some work recently on the newly created "Cruisin' (song)" article. I'm not sure if you're aware of this or not but there's still an exact copy of the new Cruisin' article listed as Cruisin' rather than Cruisin' (album). Both articles seem identical to me. Obviously one of these pages needs to go. I have also notified User:Nezzadar about this matter, since he has also worked on the new Cruisin' (album) page. Hopefully between the two of you, something will get sorted out. Failing that, I will nominate one of these articles for Speedy Deletion and let the administrators sort it out. Anyway, I just wanted to give you the heads-up in case you hadn't realised that this page had a duplicate. --Kohoutek1138 (talk) 00:18, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Branton Manor[edit]

Thanks for adding the pic of Branton Manor. Quite spectacular and much appreciated!--Pubdog (talk) 01:05, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

File copyright problems[edit]

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Maryland General Assembly: help wanted[edit]

Hey Wallstreet! I was hoping that, during the next few weeks, you could create pages for the new Republicans who are entering the Maryland House of Delegates. Lincolnite and I are getting together pages for the new Democrats and will add them the first week of session. Hit me back and let me know if you want to help, and if so, what pages you will be creating. Thanks «Marylandstater» «reply» 18:31, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-Thon and Meetup![edit]

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Do Maryland Republicans Care?[edit]

From your past edits I see that you have created or edited many articles on Republicans in the Maryland General Aseembly. In the last two years it seems that Republicans newly elected have no articles done. All the new Democrats in Maryland seem to have articles. IJS

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Where is this?[edit]

Greetings, Wallstreethotrod. I've been moving your images to the Commons and categorizing them -- thank you for taking so many photos of schools and celebrities in Maryland, by the way! Anyway, I came across File:DCP 4150.JPG and I'm stumped. What am I looking at here? Thanks, – Quadell (talk) 19:19, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

(talk) - this is the American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. It is across the street from the Verizon Center. Wallstreethotrod (talk) 00:58, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! I already moved the file, so sorry for the confusing red link. All the best, – Quadell (talk) 11:34, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

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For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 03:52, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Wednesday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Wednesday, August 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 11:27, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Meet up with local Wikipedians on September 14![edit]

Are you free on Saturday, September 14? If so, please join Wikimedia DC and local Wikipedians for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages are welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please visit the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 18:44, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 5 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 14:43, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 26 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 05:39, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Sunday? Join us for a special Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for a special WikiSalon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library's Digital Commons Center. We will gather at 3 PM on Sunday, October 13, 2013 to discuss an important topic: what can Wikipedia and the DC area do to help each other? We hope to hear your thoughts and suggestions; if you have an idea you would like to pursue, please let us know and we will help!

Following the WikiSalon, we will be having dinner at a nearby restaurant, Ella's Wood Fired Pizza.

If you're interested in attending, please sign up at the event page. We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 01:59, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

A page you started (Habern W. Freeman) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating Habern W. Freeman, Wallstreethotrod!

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Meetups coming up in DC![edit]

Hey!

You are invited to two upcoming events in DC:

  • Meetup at Capitol City Brewery on Saturday, January 25 at 6 PM. Please join us for dinner, drinks, socializing, and discussing Wikimedia DC activities and events. All are welcome! RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.
  • Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, February 1 from Noon – 5 PM. Join us as we improve articles on notable women in history! All are welcome, regardless of age or level of editing experience. RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.

I hope to see you there!

(Note: If you do not wish to receive talk page messages for DC meetups, you are welcome to remove your username from this page.)

Harej (talk) 00:07, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Coming up in February![edit]

Hello there!

Our February WikiSalon is coming up on Sunday, February 23. Join us at our gathering of Wikipedia enthusiasts at the Kogod Courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery with an optional dinner after. As usual, all are welcome. Care to join us?

Also, if you are available, there is an American Art Edit-a-thon being held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Professor Andrew Lih's COMM-535 class at American University on Tuesday, February 11 from 2 to 5 PM. Please RSVP on the linked page if you are interested.

If you have any ideas or preferences for meetups, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/DC.

Thank you, and hope to see you at our upcoming events! Harej (talk) 18:42, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

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DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

Though we have a massive snowstorm coming up, spring is just around the corner! Personally, I am looking forward to warmer weather.

Wikimedia DC is looking forward to a spring full of cool and exciting activities. In March, we have coming up:

  • Evening WikiSalon on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 PM – 9 PM. Meet up with Wikipedians for coffee at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle! If you cannot make it in the evening, join us at our...
  • March Meetup on Sunday, March 23 from 3 PM – 6 PM. Our monthly weekend meetup, same place as last month. Meet really cool and interesting people!
  • Women in the Arts 2014 meetup and edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 30 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Our second annual Women in the Arts edit-a-thon, held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free lunch will be served!

We hope to see you at our upcoming events! If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my talk page.

Harej (talk) 05:11, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

An exciting month of wiki events![edit]

Hello there,

I am pleased to say that April will be a very exciting month for Wikipedia in Washington, DC. We have a lot of different events coming up, so you will have a lot to choose from.

First, a reminder that our second annual Women in the Arts Edit-a-Thon will take place on Sunday, March 30 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Coming up in April, we have our first-ever Open Government WikiHack with the Sunlight Foundation on April 5–6! We are working together to use open government data to improve the Wikimedia projects, and we would love your help. All are welcome, regardless of coding or editing experience. We will also be having a happy hour the day before, with refreshments courtesy of the Sunlight Foundation.

On Friday, April 11 we are having our first edit-a-thon ever with the Library of Congress. The Africa Collection Edit-a-Thon will focus on the Library's African and Middle East Reading Room. It'll be early in the morning, but it's especially worth it if you're interested in improving Wikipedia's coverage of African topics.

The following day, we are having our second annual Wiki Loves Capitol Hill training. We will discuss policy issues relevant to Wikimedia and plan for our day of outreach to Congressional staffers that will take place during the following week.

There are other meetups in the works, so be sure to check our meetup page with the latest. I hope to see you at some of these events!

All the best,
James Hare

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Two edit-a-thons coming up![edit]

Hello there!

I'm pleased to tell you about two upcoming edit-a-thons:

  • This Tuesday, April 29, from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, we have the Freer and Sackler edit-a-thon. (Sorry for the short notice!)
  • On Saturday, May 10 we have the Wikipedia APA edit-a-thon, in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

We have more stuff coming up in May and June, so make sure to keep a watch on the DC meetup page. As always, if you have any recommendations or requests, please leave a note on the talk page.


Best,

James Hare

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Meet up with us[edit]

Happy May!

There are a few meetups in DC this month, including an edit-a-thon later this month. Check it out:

  • On Thursday, May 15 come to our evening WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle. If you're available Thursday evening, feel free to join us!
  • Or if you prefer a Saturday night dinner gathering, we also have our May Meetup at Capitol City Brewing Company. (Beer! Non-beer things too!)
  • You are also invited to the Federal Register edit-a-thon at the National Archives later this month.

Come one, come all!

Best,

James Hare

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Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]

Greetings!

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Wikimedia DC has yet another busy month in June. Whether you're a newcomer to Wikipedia or have years of experience, we're happy to see you come. Here's what's coming up:

  • On Wednesday, June 11 from 7 to 9 PM come to the WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space. Hang out with Wikipedia enthusiasts!
  • Saturday, June 14 is the Frederick County History Edit-a-Thon from 11 AM to 4 PM. Help improve local history on Wikipedia.
  • The following Saturday, June 21, is the June Meetup. Dinner and drinks with Wikipedians!
  • Come on Tuesday, June 24 for the Wikipedia in Your Library edit-a-thon at GWU on local and LGBT history.
  • Last but not least, on Sunday, June 29 we have the Phillips Collection Edit-a-Thon in honor of the Made in America exhibit.

Wikipedia is better with friends, so why not come out to an event?

Best,

James Hare

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The Great American Wiknic and other events in July[edit]

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I am pleased to announce our fourth annual picnic, the Great American Wiknic, will take place at Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 5 PM (rain date: July 20). We will be hanging out by the statue of Dante Alighieri, a statue that was donated to the park in 1921 as a tribute to Italian Americans. Read more about the statue on Wikipedia. If you would like to sign up for the picnic, you can do so here. When signing up, say what you’re going to bring!

July will also feature the second annual Great American Wiknic in Frederick, Maryland. This year’s Frederick picnic will take place on Sunday, July 6 at Baker Park. Sign up here for the Frederick picnic.

What else is going on in July? We have the American Chemical Society Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, July 12, dedicated to notable chemists, and our monthly WikiSalon on Wednesday, July 16.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon![edit]

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Greetings!

Sorry for the last minute update, but our friends at the DC Historical Society have scheduled a Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle fought in the District. The event will last from noon to 2 PM on Wednesday, July 30. Hope you can make it!

Best,

James Hare

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Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

Come one and come all. To a presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history.

Picture your self leading the masses to improve Wikimedia one article at a time.
  • Show the Internet who is the better editor.
  • Be the creator of culture that you know you are.
  • Spread the knowledge of noteworthy people who no one but you cares about.
  • Lead the charge to a better Wikipedia --- eventually.


Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:08, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

See you at the Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street, Laurel, MD on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST. See http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205494212/ for more information. Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC invites revolutionaries, free thinkers, and other sundry editors to a DC WikiSalon[edit]

The WikiSalon is a special meetup usually held during the first and third full weeks of every month, from 7 PM to 9 PM. It's an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss Wikimedia wikis and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own.

If you're coming by Metro, the closest station is Dupont Circle (on the Red Line). If you're driving, a lot of parking opens up downtown after 6:30 PM, so finding a parking space (even a free one) should be easy. Once you've found the building, go to Cove on the second floor. We will be in the conference room.

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: The Cove, Dupont Circle, 1730 Connecticut Avenue NW, 2nd floor, 20009, DC


For more information, see http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205500822/


My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:26, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC's Wonderful meetups[edit]

Wikimedia DC's Upcoming meetups

  • Thursday, September 11: “Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet, One Article at a Time!”
    A presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history. Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street in Laurel, MD. 7 PM.
  • Wednesday, September 17: WikiSalon
    Come for the pizza, stay for the conversation. 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Saturday, September 20: September Meetup
    Get dinner and drinks with fellow Wikipedians! 6 PM
  • Sunday, September 21: Laurel History Edit-a-Thon
    Local history for Wikipedia! 10:15 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28: Please RSVP for the Open Government WikiHack at Eventbrite by clicking on the link. The National Archives and Records Administration and Wikimedia DC are teaming up to come up with solutions that help integrate government data into Wikipedia. 10:30 AM – 5 PM each day

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 22:50, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

The wonderful annual meeting! And more![edit]

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Hello, fellow Wikipedian!

I am excited to announce our upcoming Annual Meeting at the National Archives! We'll have free lunch, an introduction by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, and a discussion featuring Ed Summers, the creator of CongressEdits. Join your fellow DC-area Wikipedians on Saturday, October 18 from 12 to 4:30 PM. RSVP today!

Also coming up we have the Human Origins edit-a-thon on October 17 and the WikiSalon on October 22. Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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End-of-the-year meetups[edit]

Hello,

You're invited to the end-of-the-year meetup at Busboys and Poets on Sunday, December 14 at 6 PM. There is Wi-Fi, so bring your computer if you want!

You are also invited to our WikiSalon on Thursday, December 18 at 7 PM.

Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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Museum hacks and museum edits[edit]

Hello there!

Upcoming events:

  • February 6–8: The third annual ArtBytes Hackathon at the Walters Art Museum! This year Wikimedia DC is partnering with the Walters for a hack-a-thon at the intersection of art and technology, and I would like to see Wikimedia well represented.
  • February 11: The monthly WikiSalon, same place as usual. RSVP on Meetup or just show up!
  • February 15: Wiki Loves Small Museums in Ocean City. Mary Mark Ockerbloom, with support from Wikimedia DC, will be leading a workshop at the Small Museum Association Conference on how they can contribute to Wikipedia. Tons of representatives from GLAM institutions will be present, and we are looking for volunteers. If you would like to help out, check out "Information for Volunteers".

I am also pleased to announce events for Wikimedia DC Black History Month with Howard University and NPR. Details on those events soon.

If you have any questions or have any requests, please email me at james.hare@wikimediadc.org.

See you there! – James Hare

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Wikimedia DC celebrates Black History Month, and more![edit]

Hello again!

Not even a week ago I sent out a message talking about upcoming events in DC. Guess what? There are more events coming up in February.

First, as a reminder, there is a WikiSalon on February 11 (RSVP here or just show up) and Wiki Loves Small Museums at the Small Museum Association Conference on February 15 (more information here).

Now, I am very pleased to announce:

There is going to be a lot going on, and I hope you can come to some of the events!

If you have any questions or need any special accommodations, please let me know.


Regards,

James Hare


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Editing for Women's History in March[edit]

Hello,

I am very excited to announce this month’s events, focused on Women’s History Month:

  • Sunday, March 8: Women in the Arts 2015 Edit-a-thon – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Women in the Arts and ArtAndFeminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Wednesday, March 11: March WikiSalon – 7 PM to 9 PM
    An evening gathering with free-flowing conversation and free pizza.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup (or just show up!)
  • Friday, March 13: NIH Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon – 9 AM to 4 PM
    In honor of Women’s History Month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is organizing and hosting an edit-a-thon to improve coverage of women in science in Wikipedia. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 21: Women in STEM Edit-a-Thon at DCPL – 12 PM
    Celebrate Women's History Month by building, editing, and expanding articles about women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields during DC Public Library's first full-day edit-a-thon.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Friday, March 27: She Blinded Me with Science, Part III – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Smithsonian Institution Archives Groundbreaking Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Free lunch courtesy of Wikimedia DC!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 28: March Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup

Hope you can make it to an event! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Thanks,

James Hare

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