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Barnstar and request[edit]

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Your outstanding work with the images in the infoboxes is truly appreciated and therefore I award this barnstar as a small way to expres my thanks. Tony the Marine (talk) 15:06, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

While some people may at times give you a hard time, I want you to know that I have noticed the excellent work that you have done with the infoboxes in some of the military related articles which I have authored. I was wondering if, whenever you have the time, you could "tidy" the images in the infobox of the List of Puerto Rican military personnel. Thank you Tony the Marine (talk) 15:06, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Left a message on your talk page. Thanks for the Barnstar, much appreciated. Take a look at List of Puerto Rican military personnel now. It took a some work. Some of the images were too small so I had to resize them in photoshop. Others needed to be cropped a bit because they had white on the side.--Work permit (talk) 16:52, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Re: Infoboxes[edit]

I looked at some of them and, judging by those, I think you did a very good job. Thanks! SamEV (talk) 03:19, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

However, there's still no full alignment at Hispanic and Latino Americans. Could you crop the Hilda Solis pic to reduce its width? I think that image is the key to it all. SamEV (talk) 03:58, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

It's trickier then you may think. I can get the verticals lined up, but you get white stripes on the top. That's because of the rounding that occurs when wikipedia scales an image. Also, because the images are so different in width, the width can still be off. It's hit or miss on finding the right scaling factor that lines up the verticles and leaves no white stripe. Here, I'll show you an example of a "perfectly aligned" version so you can see what I mean. Msg me when you see it.--Work permit (talk) 04:08, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

OK, I just cropped a bit off of solis. How does it look? If you magnify in you'll see sotomayor would need a bit of cropping as well. Keep in mind, if people swap or add pictures, it will be off again. The only real way to assure everything is lined up is to crop all images to the same aspect ratio, which in general is hard to do--Work permit (talk) 04:31, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

This may seem contradictory, but I actually have a lot of experience working with infobox images (I've been at WP since 2004). I've learned along the way that the pictures don't all have to be the same aspect ratio, resolution, whatever. They only have to approximate one another in that area, which allows one to lay the right combination of pictures on each row and column that will lign up right. So to that end, let me tell you in regards to the Solis picture that less than one millimeter won't cut it (pun intended). So would you mind cutting another 1.5 to 2 mm more, please? SamEV (talk) 03:47, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
Not sure if your browser is showing the box different then mine, but the solis row looks fine after my crop. By that I mean the left and right side of the boxes line up with the other rows. It's the sotamayor row which is too long. If You mean that she's "too wide", that's really because a-rod is "too narrow". I lined up "wide" and "narrow" pics so they would be relatively the same height. --Work permit (talk) 05:11, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
Ok I changed her pic and cropped her to 4:3 aspect ratio. I also cropped chang-diaz and Bandini to 4x3. I then rearranged the pics. How is it now?--Work permit (talk) 06:13, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
The images look better now. If you want to go further and make them perfect, you might crop Chávez and Farragut (height both) and Bandini (width) just a tiny bit (a half mm, the width of a period). But in any case, thank you very much. SamEV (talk) 01:03, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, dude. But I restored the unretouched image of Chávez. Once you alter and use an image, you're open to charges of fraud in almost anything you do. It would be better if you suggest a different person to use than to alter the content of an existing image, IMO. SamEV (talk) 22:27, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
BTW, just so I'll know whether it's my browser and/or its settings before I try to fix it: do you notice a tiny gap between the Welch image and the one below it? SamEV (talk) 22:29, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

You're invited...[edit]

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World domination[edit]

I've noticed your contributions to the editing of this article. I agree with the apparent consensus for substantial deletion. However, there is a negative usage of this expression, and it has a heavy presence on the Web [a la Google] : [1]. as I noted on the talk page, the expression is used in anti-Semitic discourse - as in the Protocols of Zion - to allege that Jews were conspiring to take over the world. Yet this expression is not mentioned in the conspiracy theory WP article. So I suggest you "re-direct" the term to conspiracy theory, and in that article, re-direct it to Protocols of Zion. Any valid claim that some people or country desire to "dominate the world" is covered by imperialism, I think. --Ludvikus (talk) 18:40, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

universal state[edit]

I've deleted the section on Toynbee dealing this expression. I also find it extremely inaccurate & distasteful to use this notable historian to justify the crackpot notion of world domination. --Ludvikus (talk) 08:53, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Global empire[edit]

Here another ridiculous WP "article." It's essentially a list of empires. If its not deleted, maybe it should be Merged. Or maybe it should consist of a "List." What do you think? --Ludvikus (talk) 01:50, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

UGH! We already have a List of empires and a List of largest empires. So what is this article supposed to be? List of really kick ass empires I heard of? Thank god it is up for prod, let it die a quiet death.--Work permit (talk) 02:41, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
Everyone knows that the only global empire was the British, upon which "the sun never set." :-) Steve Dufour (talk) 14:48, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
The "sun never sets" however is a phrase that originally referred to the Spanisch-Austrian Habsburg empire of Karl V, though it was later applied to others (mainly the british empire) as well. regards--Kmhkmh (talk) 11:13, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Re: Roman salute[edit]

This article looks good now. Thank for your time.--AM (talk) 15:37, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

World Domination update[edit]

I've suggested merging World Domination into The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. I know this may sound crazy but please check out the present status of the first article. Discussion is at Talk:The Protocols of the Elders of Zion#Merger proposal. Thanks. Steve Dufour (talk) 14:46, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

  • For what it's worth, I agree very much with your recent trimming of said article, and you have my support on that. --Ludvikus (talk) 11:30, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Nice work. But the article now is just a list of three? empires. That makes no sense. Why don't you delete these three "examples"? --Ludvikus (talk) 17:46, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I'm just deleting items with no citations. A wholesale delete invites a revert and edit waring--Work permit (talk) 17:47, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Very nice cleanup! I appreciate your openness to reasoning very much. Thanks. --Ludvikus (talk) 22:15, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

"Back to New Article"[edit]

Nice work! But why did you post your comment out of sequence? It misleads our train of thought. Please make the appropriate correction. Thanks. --Ludvikus (talk) 22:33, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for adding your "magic" to the "list of Puerto Rican military personnel" infobox. It looks great! What happened was that I realized that there were a couple of images of really notable people whom I forgot to add and that really deserved to be in the infobox and that's how I ended messing things up as I normally do. Thank you once again. Tony the Marine (talk) 20:21, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Wikis Take Manhattan[edit]

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WHAT Wikis Take Manhattan is a scavenger hunt and free content photography contest aimed at illustrating Wikipedia and StreetsWiki articles covering sites and street features in Manhattan and across the five boroughs of New York City.

LAST YEAR'S EVENT

WINNINGS? The first prize winning team members will get Eye-Fi Share cards, which automatically upload photos from your camera to your computer and to sites like Flickr. And there will also be cool prizes for other top scorers.

WHEN The hunt will take place Saturday, October 10th from 1:00pm to 6:30pm, followed by prizes and celebration.

WHO All Wikipedians and non-Wikipedians are invited to participate in team of up to three (no special knowledge is required at all, just a digital camera and a love of the city). Bring a friend (or two)!

REGISTER The proper place to register your team is here. It's also perfectly possible to register on the day of when you get there, but it will be slightly easier for us if you register beforehand.

WHERE Participants can begin the hunt from either of two locations: one at Columbia University (at the sundial on college walk) and one at The Open Planning Project's fantastic new event space nestled between Chinatown and SoHo. Everyone will end at The Open Planning Project:

148 Lafayette Street
between Grand & Howard Streets

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Please watchlist Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes Manhattan. This will have a posting if the event is delayed due to weather or other exigency.

Thanks,

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New world order (disambiguation)[edit]

FUI: I Just started this stub. --Ludvikus (talk) 06:18, 5 October 2009 (UTC)


combined pictures[edit]

Work permit,since you like to be silly and take down combined pictures on the Jamaican American article, how about you go to other articles that have combined pictures and take them down since you have nothing better else to do.

Here are some of the article with combined pictures (enjoy taking them down fool):

I guess you have a lot of work to do buddy. After all your name is Work permit. --CoCoLumps (talk) 03:10, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you hope to accomplish by calling me names. Thanks for going to all the trouble for the links--Work permit (talk) 22:18, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

re: GAN[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar! It was a pleasure working with you on such an interesting article!--Edge3 (talk) 03:40, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

You're invited![edit]

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AfD nomination of Lesbian kiss episode[edit]

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Wikipedia Day NYC[edit]

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Adrienne Bailon[edit]

Please give more scrutiny to whether photos on Commons are properly licensed or not. The one you linked to was public domain-self when it's pretty clear that it wasn't and is likely on the way to speedy deletion over there. Nate (chatter) 05:54, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Um ... why'd you revert me at Talk:Henry Kissinger?[edit]

diff. Best, RayTalk 23:27, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Didn't mean to, I must have hit rollback/undo it by accident--Work permit (talk) 23:31, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks for replying quickly. Best, RayTalk 02:05, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Albanian Language[edit]

Hi there, I have a message for you in here. Please feel free to leave your input. Thank you! sulmues talk--Sulmues 03:22, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Talk:Character (arts)#Half revert[edit]

Hey, Work permit. You may want to weigh in on the above linked topic. Flyer22 (talk) 02:22, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

New message[edit]

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Gustav III again[edit]

Dear Work permit: I hope it isn't inappropriate to write to you like this. Thank you for trying to help, but as you can see here the IP will stop at nothing. Any advice on what to do now? SergeWoodzing (talk) 21:04, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Time to block this IP] now? SergeWoodzing (talk) 00:55, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
I think you can just revert his latest edit with an invitation to discuss at Talk:Gustav_III_of_Sweden#Controversy--Work permit (talk) 00:58, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

New message[edit]

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Inappropriate use of fair use material[edit]

I specifically leave this message because I've made a typo in my edit summary of list of revolutions and rebellions. I removed the File:Tianasquare.jpg from the article due to violation of fair use (Wikipedia:Fair use#Images 2, line 5). It is recommended to check the licensing and permissions in the file description page before using it in the article which merely lists or mentions the subject of the image. Or you should look for the copyleft one. -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk) 06:07, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Is the new caption I provided ok?--Work permit (talk) 06:22, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
No. Have you read the policy yet? Giving the credit doesn't redeem it. You cannot use the image anyway. -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk) 06:26, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
Tvm. I'll remove it--Work permit (talk) 06:31, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
You can use the file (image, audio, video or document) which is (wholly or partially) copyleft (GFDL, Creative Commons, Public Domain) if you see fit. Otherwise use the Fair Use file only in the article whose sole subject is directly related to that file. Happy editing -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk) 06:36, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I did read the passage you told me to, mistakingly read line #4 An image whose subject happens to be a war, to illustrate an article on the war. Use may be appropriate if the image itself is a proper subject for commentary in the article: for example, an iconic image that has received attention in its own right, if the image is discussed in the article." Either way, I understand its only good for the specific article. Thanks again.--Work permit (talk) 06:39, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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BLP RfC Discussion[edit]

Just fyi, I moved the discussion we were having to the talk page. (Since it seemed somewhat meta, and the RfC itself is already pretty long). Feel free to revert if you want. -- Bfigura (talk) 06:38, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

BLPs and Nickson[edit]

Glad I could help with Nickson. I'm considering about the BLPs. Maurreen (talk) 08:08, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your note. I thought about it and I've decided the page and the situation are too messy for me right now. Not good for me. Have a good weekend. Maurreen (talk) 08:58, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
i resurrected John Murphy (technical analyst), thanks for the cache. Pohick2 (talk) 21:36, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

BKLP taskforces[edit]

Hi Work permit! If there is any consensus at at all, it is that the entire discussion has become a tangled confusion, and as a result both proponents and opponents of the issues under discussion are abandoning ship. None of us want this. It is still not clear which way consensus will fall and your contributions to the discussion are invaluable. However, In an attempt to keep the policy discussion on an even track, some users have decided to start the ball rolling for clarity by creating a special workshop pages. The first of these is for the technical development of a template at WT:BLP PROD TPL in case policy is decided for it . The taskforce pages are designed keep irrelevant stuff off the policy discussion and talk page, and help a few of us to move this whole debate towards a decision of some kind or another. The pages will be linked in a way that watchers will still find their way to them. This move is not intended to influence any policy whatsoever; It is to keep the discussion pages focussed on the separate issues. Cheers. --Kudpung (talk) 04:32, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Stepping into the mess at 1953 Iranian coup d'état[edit]

Peace Barnstar 6.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
This award is presented during, not after, your work to resolve the intractable disputes that have paralyzed 1953 Iranian coup d'état. Your decision to pick up a third opinion request was followed immediately by the realization that the task would be far beyond the one of mediating between two editors—you saw that you would be mediating between two factions of multiple editors, and yet you decided to stay in the middle and coordinate, intelligently, a resolution. Thank you! Your diplomacy is much appreciated. Binksternet (talk) 14:51, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Thank you so much for the barnstar. It's incredibly motivating, just when I needed it :)--Work permit (talk) 23:53, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

I guessed as much. Glad it hit home! You really deserve it. Binksternet (talk) 23:55, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
My own entry into the morass was not because I am well-versed in Iran history... No, it was in response to a post at the Content Noticeboard back in June 2009—a plea for help. I thought I could come in fresh and lend my weight as a neutral to help balance the issues, but as you see it did not turn out that way. I was just another editor who did not line up squarely with one of the factions, one more mole for them to whack. Your entry to the conflict is quite different! I am encouraged by your unassailable position as mediator, someone that must be respected, someone who will be central to the solution. Binksternet (talk) 03:32, 10 March 2010 (UTC)
As you can tell, I was just mind my 3PO business, but it felt after giving my narrow opinion I could and needed to do more. I'm not an expert either. But like you I smelled something fishy. And so I just used my motto: wp:rs talks, everything else walks. I really enjoy fixing articles, and getting editors to agree in the process. Once and a while I wonder if anyone really cares. Then once and a while someone like you comes along and says "yes I do". Do you know what I really find impressive? I got caught in a discussion on a section on the Afghanistan civil war in the Afghanistan article. Lots of blah blah blah, no dialog. Everyone just talking, no one listening. You know what I mean. I was left with a noob editor, User:Netsquall willing to talk and listen. He had something under 60 edits under his belt. I outlined a new section under my user space, and all but made him reference the outline and change wording if he couldn't find references. We fixed an NPOV section in a highly contentious article. And all the POV editors just came along. Do you know what the noob editor did next? He went right into harms way on to a contentious article on Reconciliation (United States Congress). I just had to give him a barn star. I hope it made as much an impression on him as yours did to me--Work permit (talk) 04:22, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Mediation at 1953 Iranian coup d'état[edit]

A request for formal mediation of the dispute concerning 1953 Iranian coup d'état has been filed with the Mediation Committee (MedCom). You have been named as a party in this request. Please review the request at Wikipedia:Requests for mediation/1953 Iranian coup d'état and then indicate in the "Party agreement" section whether you would agree to participate in the mediation or not.

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Thank you, Binksternet (talk) Binksternet (talk) 00:16, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Please note that I have full confidence in your mediation skills, but was propelled to request formal mediation because of Kurdo777's rejection of your de facto role. See my note at Wikipedia talk:Requests for mediation/1953 Iranian coup d'état. Cheers! Binksternet (talk) 00:18, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for doing this. I tried to create a framework to build consensus in an informal way. Seeing today's comments, I fully agree a more formal framework would be needed.--Work permit (talk) 03:10, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Work Permit, this is to let you know I was happy to see you enter the talk page at 1953 coup in Iran and hope you make constructive contributions to the article. Skywriter (talk) 00:02, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Re:Coney Island references[edit]

Yes, if you have the references, by all means send them. I've got a lot of other articles I'm working on, so I'll be happy to team up on this. ----DanTD (talk) 12:20, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

I'll be out for a few days, it may take a while. But I'll try--Work permit (talk) 00:26, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

Double standards[edit]

Why did you remove my comment about the validity of of some the references in the "fear" section, to a separate section, while at the same time you and others are making comments right under the references in the "smoke" section? Please, either don't move other people's comments, or be consistent it.--Kurdo777 (talk) 16:30, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

The short answer is "it's not the same time". This is how I remember it:
When I first proposed this section, I asked editors Lets not debate the valididty of each source. Just list the academic author, the source, and the relevant passage below.--Work permit (talk) 05:19, 9 March 2010 (UTC)[2] My goal was to develop a list of potentially wp:rs, from which debate could occur later. You took issue with that, What do you mean "Lets not debate the validity of each source"? This is a controversial topic, a source has to be recent, reliable, neutral and written by an academic or a historian'[3]. To which I responded I should have said lets not debate them for now. The goal right now is just a list under each heading. Debating each source comes after listing them out. I think it's a useful way to structure the debate. jstor id's would be ideal, but just the title and author is fine. And the relevant passage if you like.--Work permit (talk) 05:30, 9 March 2010 (UTC)[4]. You felt we should stick to modern, reliable, neutral, scholarly works. --Kurdo777 (talk) 07:09, 9 March 2010 (UTC)[5]. I replied The debate can come next, once we actually have all the sources...--Work permit (talk) 07:16, 9 March 2010 (UTC)[6]. At the time, the list was empty. To illustrate the format, I then added 3 sources myself, after you mentioned a website that had a list of the CIA documents.[7]--Work permit (talk) 00:12, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
Other editors added references.[8] [9]. You didn't add any references, but you did add a rebuttal or two in the reference section (rather then discussion section). I moved them to the discussion session. At this time, the references section had only one or two references in support of smoke, there was a vast majority in support of fear. Finally, an editor add a significant number of sources to the references section.
I noticed a few editors started to add SHORT clarifications or questions, one added a "short" rebuttal. Since there were now a significant number of references, In my last edit, I said It seems that specific (short) comments or questions would now be useful in above section. I suggest we keep out "rebuttals" to "rebuttals" for now. Only comments, questions, and answers directed to questions for now (ie no "follow-up" questions, or "follow up" comments). The goal continues to be a list of wp:rs, to the extent we can find them.--Work permit (talk) 06:00, 11 March 2010 (UTC) [10]].

Did I miss anything? And why do you think I'm being unfair?--Work permit (talk) 00:12, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

It's your format, all I am saying is that if you felt the references were to discussed in a separate section, then this rule should had been honored by everyone. Now, my comment looks out of place, and context, because it was moved. --Kurdo777 (talk) 02:10, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
I just extended the format to include ONLY questions or clarifications. clarifications are meant to be narrow, like "the source is actually quoting someone else". I moved one of the comments to be consistent. Which comment are you referring to?--Work permit (talk) 02:20, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

NYC Wikipedia Meetup Sunday, March 21[edit]

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Zinn soldier[edit]

Guess what? Paradoctor (talk) 00:19, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

I am going senile :)--Work permit (talk) 00:36, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
No problem, you can always welcome new accounts. :-P Paradoctor (talk) 00:46, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

John Coltrane[edit]

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Nice job. Appreciate the reasoning. — Manway (talk) 04:57, 14 March 2010 (UTC)


A word of thanks. Your opinion is good, and while I may not totally agree with the inclusion of Coltrane in the sainthood category, I agree with your conclusion. Kind regards and I appreciate your views. Hope to run into you again sometime. --Manway (talk) 04:55, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

User:Pepperpause[edit]

I've already given the user two final warnings ([11][12]) which were removed by the editor. Bidgee (talk) 06:55, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Your third opinion on Talk:Robert Lanza[edit]

Thanks for taking the time to offer an additional perspective on the question. Your input has been helpful and is very much appreciated. 142 and 99 (talk) 00:55, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Morituri te salutant[edit]

Thank you.

I enjoyed writing it!

FT2 (Talk | email) 09:04, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

On reflection it's up for GA peer review, preparatory to trying for FAC. Would you care to review it? FT2 (Talk | email) 09:50, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
I'd be happy too, but I've never done an article review before, only sent one article through GA review, am not all that familiar with wp:mos, have a bad eye for copy-editing, and hate criticizing. Does that me qualified to do it?--Work permit (talk) 00:33, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
Seems so. The guidelines seem to be fairly straightforward, and as we've never worked together before I couldn't ask for any reviewer more impartial. What I will ask is for as strict a review as you feel able (in terms of things that could be improved or need to be). GA criteria themselves seem much more commonsense-based than MOS based. If unsure, split it into GA issues, vs "other peer review comments". And if you feel able, thanks! FT2 (Talk | email) 01:08, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
You convinced me.--Work permit (talk) 01:31, 16 March 2010 (UTC)


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Iran 1953 coup[edit]

Did I answer your questions? You put a lot of work into searching down that primary document and the article history. I want to see you participate in that article and not be chased away. My goal is to lower the level of conflict and make it a better article. The topic is important and there's no good reason why the article can't be fact-filled and well-written. Thanks. Skywriter (talk) 02:37, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

It did, I hope the amount of tension and mistrust can be lowered.--Work permit (talk) 02:39, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
Me too. (I've tried). Your work on the article energized me and I got busy tonight too. I'm glad you're interested in the subject. We need positive spirit. I trimmed back some of the long quotes but as you will see, I've got more to add (from the major books on topic). Skywriter (talk) 10:07, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I think but am not certain these were part of your edits. In any case, I'm clicking the "web citation" links and they are broken, such as this one.(There are others that go nowhere too.) a b "The 1953 Coup D'etat in Iran". Archived from the original on 2009-06-08. http://www.webcitation.org/5hOKkVZFE. Retrieved 2009-06-06. Do you know what's going on with that? I would try to fix them but don't know anything about them and I'm not clear on why the originals don't suffice (or alternately, a link to the internet archive if the original disappears.) Thanks.Skywriter (talk) 21:27, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

The webcite link was there before my edits. From what I could see, it was broken, but I left it in anyway. Feel free to fix it. It's possible webcite deleted the reference because its a copyright infringement?--Work permit (talk) 21:31, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
I trimmed that long Gasiorowski quote to make room for a better explanation by that same author on exactly why there was a change in foreign policy between Truman and Eisenhower. I was waiting for you to be done before adding it but now have to go out. There is a lot of redundancy and the article is badly organized. The former is caused by the latter. I'm thinking about ways to re-organize it. Skywriter (talk) 22:58, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
It makes sense, and is along the lines of what I had guessed. I think the motives section has improved, but is still a mess. Too many quotes, many saying the same thing. I was also looking to add material about the switch in policy. I'll look forward to you taking the lead. As you do, consider these two sources:
"It has long been argued that the Eisenhower administration pursued a more assertive policy toward Iran than the Truman administration did. This interpretative consensus, though, has recently come under challenge. In the Journal of Cold War Studies in 1999, Francis Gavin argued that U.S. policy toward Iran in 1950-1953 became progressively more assertive in response to a gradual shift in the global U.S.-USSR balance of power. This article shares, and develops further, Gavin's revisionist theme of policy continuity, but it explains the continuity by showing that Truman and Eisenhower had the same principal objectives and made the same basic assumptions when devising policy. The more assertive policy was primarily the result of the failure of U.S. policy by early 1952. The Truman administration subsequently adopted a more forceful policy, which Eisenhower simply continued until all perceived options for saving Iran from Communism were foreclosed other than that of instigating a coup to bring about a more pliable government."

--Work permit (talk) 23:11, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

March 27 edits on coup[edit]

thanks for your comment WorkP, and thank you for your work, but I think you have to bare in mind that a lot of these disagreements go way beyond misunderstanding. What appears to be progress in the article and collegial relations with editors may not be. Watch for the need to cleanse the article of anything that suggest the coup was more than a struggle of good and evil. I want to include such information.

We have been arguing about the article for almost a year. Look at how long the talk page is .... and it's just one of nine pages, arguements starting just last summer go back to the 2nd archive page. I'm going to keep working though. -- sincerely BoogaLouie (talk) 15:31, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

N21 article[edit]

Thanks for your input so far. If you have a moment I'd appreciate your further input on FG222's edits, in particular this one he just made to the Amway article. --Insider201283 (talk) 00:12, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Clearly it doesn't belong in the article. A straightforward deletion of the edit with a note on the talk page should suffice. --Work permit (talk) 00:30, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Oh I know, I just don't think it's particular helpful if I do it :). In any case another editor took care of it. Thanks again!--Insider201283 (talk) 00:47, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Normally, I would if I came across an edit like that. But since I've gotten involved in the NOC article, I think its best if I don't edit any Amway articles for now. You could ask just about any regular editor on the page.--Work permit (talk) 00:54, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

A 3O Barnstar, if I knew how[edit]

Gee, what can I say, except thanks, You performed a totally head-first AGF dive from about 100 M.a.s.l.. One's comments generally should not reflect one's mood, but they tend to. Best regards, CasualObserver'48 (talk) 13:38, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

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A barnstar :-)[edit]

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I must say that you have been a breath of fresh air on 1953 coup page. We may not agree on many issues, but you are polite and considerate in disagreements, and I truly believe we can work together to improve the article. --Kurdo777 (talk) 06:54, 31 March 2010 (UTC)


1953 "Countercoup"[edit]

Found some more on this issue if you are still interested.

Congratulations on the awards. --BoogaLouie (talk) 20:24, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

GAN Review[edit]

Hi Work permit! I noticed that you have the Ave Imperator, morituri te salutant article under review at GAN, but that little activity on the article and no activity on the review has happened in over two weeks. The usual hold time for an article is around one week, so I just wanted to check in and see if you were still interested in reviewing this article. I also see that this is your first review, so I would also like to offer my help if it is needed! Dana boomer (talk) 01:30, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

I am, I just got sidetracked. I'll finish it this week.--Work permit (talk) 22:42, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Iran Coup article[edit]

Just checking in. Not a "formal" discussion, just a head check. What really keeps me addicted, and frustrates me at the same time, is that that there are a number of knowledgeable editors (like you), that can cite sources that are basically in agreement, and yet we can't seem to make any headway on consensus. I am perplexed. What's the problem? How do we go forward? --Work permit (talk) 03:48, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Reply-- Think about structuring the content. I pulled all the US stuff together, and while it still needs much detailed work, at least it does not jump back and forth, and the restructure allows the many redundancies to be seen and addressed. The next section to consider is Britain and its role. In all cases, chronology is most important and, permits the story to tell itself. And of course, the article does not yet address the effect of the embargo on Iran. That's important because it led to the coup.

Thanks for staying with it. Many talented editors have been driven away. I have left (by unwatching the article) several times even for months at a time because it is difficult to advance the story. I don't know the basis of the POV-pushing. I do know it makes it hard to create a credible article.

Your contributions are welcome.

Cheers. Skywriter (talk) 22:35, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I have no experience with arbitration but as you know one will either be accepted or not. Meanwhile, some of the issues have been fleshed out and as my wordy contribution was cut, I moved a version to the talk page as an explainer of what has transpired. I hope you are not driven away by the conflict. Your contributions were useful and your questions quite helpful. Skywriter (talk) 05:43, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

DB-author[edit]

Hi - just fyi - you just reverted and warned an author here but please note that this author blanked their own newly created page which is allowable. This now just simply needs to be deleted with a db-author tag. Thanks.  7  04:03, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Sorry I was going to CsD it, it got blanked, and I reverted the blank when I should have just left it alone--Work permit (talk) 04:05, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
No prob - thanks.  7  04:16, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

inre this diff[edit]

While I was in the video, none of us received an onscreen credit and so there is curently no WP:V of our participation. Nice that an anonymous IP from New Jersey added the information, but its removal was indicated. Thanks for looking in and good job. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 05:44, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

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AfD for John Gallagher (barrister)[edit]

Hi Wp,
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Help requested[edit]

Hi, Work permit. I'm hoping you can help with a mistitled page, which appears to be a work-around for a deleted page. I ask since you were involved in what appears to be at the time a perfectly justifiable deletion at the time, but which has since become a normal, average page with a large number of footnoted references.

As I write at Talk:The Graphic Artists Guild,

The logo pictured says distinctly "Graphic Artists Guild", with no "The", and the article's own creator does not boldface "The" in the opening sentence. Wiki MOS for article titles is not to include "The" unless part of proper name. Yet for unclear reasons, this page is protected and this message appears: "You cannot move a page to this location, because the new title has been protected from creation."

I have no connection with this guild and I've not edited the page. And you can see on my user page and talk page that I am, like you, a longtime and established editor. It's probably a minor thing, but if there's no current reason to keep a page mistitled, then it's probably a good idea to title it so that it conforms to MOS. What do you think? --Tenebrae (talk) 02:41, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

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Hey! I see you have worked on the Iranian 1953 page...[edit]

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Wikipedia Day Celebration and Mini-Conference in NYC Saturday Feb 23[edit]

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JFKU 3O[edit]

First, thanks for speaking up on talk:John F. Kennedy University. 3O is a feature that I did not know about and I appreciate your efforts. Second, I ask that you contact the other editor in that debate and gently cajole him/her about being more cooperative. Besides the added article material, s/he has removed the POV banner (repeatedly) and the comments I C&P'd from my talk page. I provided a nice welcome message and various low-level messages about the editing going on. But I'm not having much success. I do not want to edit war with him/her, so the "offending" material about the lawsuits remains on the article page. S/he has removed the various messages that cut and pasted onto the article talk page. (And I've left personalized template messages about how such removals are improper.) Before I post an ANI, perhaps a message from you will help engender a more cooperative approach. Third, the YouTube link was absolutely great. What a wonderful way to start off the day! Thanks so very much. Finding that material was really going beyond the call of duty. – S. Rich (talk) 22:28, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

2pm–5pm at Yeoryia Studios at Epic Security Building, 2067 Broadway (5th floor).

Afterwards at 5pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 15:58, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share
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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.

6:30pm–8pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Afterwards at 8pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 07:11, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

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Global account[edit]

Hi Work permit! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me on my talk page. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:56, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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You are invited to join us at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for our upcoming editathon, a part of the Black WikiHistory Month campaign (which also includes events in Brooklyn and Westchester!).

12:00pm - 5:00 pm at NYPL Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), by W 135th St

The Wikipedia training and editathon will take place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, with a reception following in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building at 5:00pm.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 06:03, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

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Sunday March 22: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Sunday March 22: Wikipedia Day NYC 2015
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You are invited to join us at Barnard College for Wikipedia Day NYC 2015, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference for the project's 14th birthday. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

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.

10:00pm - 9:00 pm at Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, by W 118th St

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) 21:59, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

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April 29: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday April 29, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our inaugural evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

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 on Lady Librarians & Feminist Epistemologies! 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) 18:29, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

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June 10: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

Wednesday June 10, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our next evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on our agenda: recent and upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

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) 17:39, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

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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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Sunday August 2: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

Sunday August 2, 1-7pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1pm–7pm - come by any time! @ Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance (Prospect Park West and 15th St), immediately on the lawn to your left as you walk through the lovely lotus columns.
Subway: "F" train "G" train to 15th Street – Prospect Park (IND Culver Line)

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 03:32, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

(Bonus event: WikiWednesday Salon @ Babycastles - Wednedsay, August 19)

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August 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday August 19, 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.

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) 15:59, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

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September 16: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday September 16, 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, we will also host a Newcomer's Wiki Workshop for those getting started on the encyclopedia project!

We 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/chicken/vegetables 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) 15:12, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Bonus events, RSVP now for our latest upcoming editathons:

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Saturday October 3: WikiArte Latin America Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Saturday October 3: WikiArte Latin America Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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You are invited to join us for a full Saturday (drop-in any time!) of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for our upcoming "WikiArte" Latin America Edit-a-thon, for Wiki Arte y Cultura Latinoamericana, a communal day of creating, updating, improving, and translating Wikipedia articles about Latin American art and culture.

11:00am - 5:00 pm (drop-in anytime!) at MoMA Cullman Education and Research Building, 4 West 54th Street

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. We will provide training sessions and resources for beginner Wikipedians, WiFi, reference materials, and suggested topics, as well as childcare and refreshments.

Please bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for articles that need to be updated, translated, or created. You are welcome to edit all day or drop by to show your support, and to follow #WikiArte on social media!

Trainings for new and less experienced Wikipedia editors will be offered (in English) at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Tutorials and resources in Spanish will be available online, and participants are also encouraged to work on the Spanish and Portuguese language editions of Wikipedia.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 10:33, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

P.S. Next event, October 15 - Women in Architecture editathon @ Guggenheim

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Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!)[edit]

Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim
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You are invited to join us for a full afternoon and evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering the lives and works of women in architecture.

noon - 8pm (drop-in anytime!) at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Garrett Lobby @ 1071 5th Ave by E 88 St

In conjunction with Archtober and New York Archives Week, the Guggenheim will host its third Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon— to enhance articles related to women in architecture on Wikipedia. The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of Ada Lovelace Day for STEM, and Art+Feminism for art, in a field that, by its nature combines both.

The Guggenheim will work alongside ArchiteXX, the founders of WikiD: Women Wikipedia Design #wikiD, the international education and advocacy program working to increase the number of Wikipedia articles on women in architecture and the built environment. New and experienced editors are welcome.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global partnerships page to discover an edit-a-thon in a city near you or simply join remotely.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 19:34, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

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Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!)[edit]

Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim
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You are invited to join us for a full day and evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering the lives and works of women in architecture.

noon - 8pm (drop-in anytime!) at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Garrett Lobby @ 1071 5th Ave by E 88 St

In conjunction with Archtober and New York Archives Week, the Guggenheim will host its third Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance articles related to women in architecture on Wikipedia. The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of Ada Lovelace Day for STEM, and Art+Feminism for art, in a field that, by its nature combines both.

The Guggenheim will work alongside ArchiteXX, the founders of WikiD: Women Wikipedia Design #wikiD, the international education and advocacy program working to increase the number of Wikipedia articles on women in architecture and the built environment. New and experienced editors are welcome.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global partnerships page to discover an edit-a-thon in a city near you or simply join remotely.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 19:58, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

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Oct 28: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday October 28, 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, we will also host a Newcomer's Wiki Workshop for those getting started on the encyclopedia project!

We will also include a look at our annual plan and budget ideas, to see if the chapter is able to fiscally sponsor more ongoing projects tied to our core mission of expanding and diversifying free knowledge.

We welcome 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/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

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) 17:45, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Bonus events, RSVP now for our latest upcoming editathons:

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Sunday Nov 22: Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon & Women In Science Edit-a-thon[edit]

Two options for this Sunday: Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon & Women In Science Edit-a-thon
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for one of two edit-a-thons this Sunday, just bring your laptop and an interest in participating!

No special knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia knowledge is required, and there will be Wikipedia training workshops for new folks.


Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon @ Center for Jewish History

  • 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY
  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sun Nov 22

Join at the Center for Jewish History (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the American Soviet Jewry movement.


Women In Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences

  • 7 World Trade Center - 40th Floor
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Sun Nov 22

Join at the NY Academy of Sciences, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of women scientists. Note that seating is limited for the Women in Science event, as well as signing up on-wiki, please RSVP by email.


Bonus event:

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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) 16:39, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Dec 9: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC; Dec 12: Art & Law editathon + Dec 13: Black Film editathon[edit]

Wednesday December 9, 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, we will also host a Newcomer's Wiki Workshop for those getting started on the encyclopedia project!

We will also include a look at our annual plan and budget ideas, and welcome input from community members on the sorts of projects the chapter should support through both volunteer and budgetary efforts.

We welcome 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/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! (One talk this month will be on use of Wikipedia press passes for photographers.) Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:39, 4 December 2015 (UTC)


Bonus events, RSVP now for our upcoming editathons:

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Saturday January 16: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Saturday January 16: Wikipedia Day NYC 2016
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You are invited to join us at New York University for Wikipedia Day NYC 2016, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of Wikipedia 15, the project's global 15th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

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.

10:00am - 7:00 pm at NYU ITP Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway (between Waverly and Washington Place)

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) 17:56, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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You are invited to join us and the AfroCROWD initiative at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for our upcoming editathon, a part of the Black WikiHistory Month campaign.

12:00pm - 5:00 pm at NYPL Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), by W 135th St

The Wikipedia training and editathon will take place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, with a reception following in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building at 5:00pm.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 19:18, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

(Bonus upcoming event: WikiWednesday Salon @ Babycastles - Wednesday, February 17)

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Feb 16: Art+Feminism Training / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim
Feb 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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Tuesday February 16, 5:30pm: Art+Feminism Training / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim
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You are invited to join us for an evening of social Wikipedia training and editing at the Guggenheim, with a workshop given by the Art+Feminism project to prepare for next month's major campaign, and a tour and edit-a-thon of Photo-Poetics: An Anthology.

5:30pm - 8:30pm at Sackler Center Media Lab, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue; enter through 89th Street staff entrance
Wednesday February 17, 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, we will also host a Newcomer's Wiki Workshop for those getting started on the encyclopedia project!

We will also include a look at our annual plan and budget ideas, and welcome input from community members on the sorts of projects the chapter should support through both volunteer and budgetary efforts.

We welcome 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/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! (One talk this month will be on use of Wikipedia press passes for photographers.) Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 00:28, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

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Saturday, March 5: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Saturday March 5, 10am-5pm: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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You are invited to join us for the MoMA Art+Feminism edit-a-thon on Saturday, to support the expansion of Wikipedia's coverage of women in the arts.

We encourage both people new to Wikipedia, and people who have experience editing online, or have joined us for past edit-a-thon events.

This is by far our biggest event of the year (over 200 participants in the last edition), and every extra hand counts, so please join and volunteer to help us engage new communities!

10:00am - 5:00pm (drop-in anytime!) at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

And bring your interested friends and colleagues!

For those outside of the city, or unable to join on Saturday, check out Art+Feminism regional and global events as well. --Pharos (talk) 21:48, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

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March 16: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday March 16, 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 (Art+Feminism!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, 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.

We will also vote on nominations for the global Wikimedia Foundation board.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! (One likely talk this month will be on the Wikidata project.) Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 18:02, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

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April 13: WikiWednesday Salon NYC and Mini-Video Opportunity[edit]

Wednesday April 13, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC and Mini-Video Opportunity
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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.

Special this month, a Mini-Video opportunity for individuals to share their Wikipedia experiences (during pre-meeting, 6-7pm, and in side-office during regular meetup). A videographer will be present to record 1-3 minute Mini-Videos of folks informally speaking, sharing anything about their Wikipedia-related projects, whether an edit-a-thon they joined, an article they edited, or a class project they were a part of, etc.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (Art+Feminism!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, 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.

We will also place our chapter's votes for the global Wikimedia Foundation board.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

6:00pm - 7:00pm Mini-Video and social hour
7:00pm - 9:00pm Regular meeting: Introduction for new participants, Noshing, Chapter projects

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) 14:20, 6 April 2016 (UTC)


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Saturday April 30: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim[edit]

Saturday April 30, 1-6pm: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim
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On Saturday April 30, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fourth Wikipedia edit-a-thon — or, #guggathon — to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Asian Month, and Art+Feminism.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global MENA Artists Month partnership page to coordinate international and online events as well.

Time: Presentation: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Edit-a-thon: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (88th Street), New York City, New York 10128
Guests should enter using the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

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May 25: WikiWednesday Salon NYC / Enterprise MediaWiki Conference[edit]

Wednesday May 25, 6pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC / Enterprise MediaWiki Conference
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon.

This month's WikiWednesday Salon, we'll meet and share with the MediaWiki software development community, through a community learning night at NYU on May 25.

6:00 pm: Introduction, pizza
7:00 pm: MediaWiki tutorial, community involvement and extension ideas, novel uses of wiki technology
8:00 pm: State of the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikipedia / Wikimedia community
9:00 pm: Monthly WikiSalon in San Francisco video-link, casual bicoastal chat

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:51, 21 May 2016 (UTC)


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Sunday June 5: Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon[edit]

Sunday June 5, 12-5pm: Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon
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Join us for a full Sunday of social Wikipedia editing at the Center for Jewish History (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to Women in Jewish History.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Expanding coverage of Jewish women on Wikipedia makes these women and their creations discoverable, addresses the gender bias on Wikipedia in a positive way, and works to correct imbalances archival collecting practice and institutional projects that have historically silenced women's narratives.

A training session on editing Wikipedia will be held at 12:30 pm. Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Make edits! Ask questions! Be bold!

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), New York City, New York 10011

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 15:01, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our June 15 WikiWednesday and other upcoming events.

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June 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday June 15, 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.

Featuring special guest presentations on Wikipedia Asian Month and Wikipedia Club at Ohio State University.

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 (Art+Feminism! AfroCrowd!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, 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, 137 West 14th Street

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) 01:37, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our AfroCrowd June calendar, June 29 Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA, and July 15 Wiknic @ Central Park, among other upcoming events.

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Wednesday June 29: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Wednesday June 29, 6-8:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us for an evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art Library's second annual Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to LGBT art, culture and history.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Also featuring a lightning talk by CUNY students at the La Guardia and Wagner Archives on a project to document local 1980s HIV/AIDS activism on Wikipedia.

Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 21:03, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our Sunday July 10 Wiknic in Central Park and other upcoming events.

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Sunday July 10: WikNYC Picnic @ Central Park[edit]

Sunday July 10, 3-8pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Manhattan's Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

3–8pm - come by any time! The picnicking area is the southwest section of the Great Lawn, north of the Delacorte Theater, just inside the park at Central Park West between 81st & 82nd. Enter the park at West 81st St.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!
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We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 14:54, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

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August 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday Auugust 17, 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.

Featuring special guest presentations on WikiVerse and Bringing Wikipedia to the Last Mile.

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 (UN Women!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, 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, 137 West 14th Street

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) 23:20, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Prep for our chapter elections next month in September (and add your candidacy!): Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Elections

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September 14: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

Wednesday September 14, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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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 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 (UN Women and CFR!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

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.

Along with the main meeting, hummus 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) 18:06, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

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Sun October 16: CommonsLab / Open House NY Photo Contest + Hackathon[edit]

Sunday October 16, 2pm: CommonsLab / Open House NY Photo Contest + Hackathon
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On Sunday, October 16, Wikimedia NYC will host a multimedia tutorial, workshop, and hackathon focused on Wikimedia Commons and the work processes for cultural multimedia wiki-projects.

The CommonsLab is the concluding "upload party" to the Wikipedia @ Open House New York Weekend photo scavenger hunt, and an accompanying Wikimedia Commons multimedia hackathon.

The event will take the form of a modified unconference, with sessions for photographers/creatives, editors/writers and hackers/software folks!

2:00pm - 8:00 pm at NYU ITP, Tisch School of Arts, 721 Broadway, 4th Floor

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:36, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

And RSVP now for our next event after this, focusing on Latin American art and artists:

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Saturday October 22: WikiArte Latin American Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Saturday October 22, 10am: WikiArte Latin American Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of Latin American artists.

The WikiArte (Wiki Arte y Cultura Latinoamerica) edit-a-thon is a global campaign to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Latin American arts and culture and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

Featuring an opening Artists' Panel at 10am, with Sol Aramendi, Sharon Lee De La Cruz, and Marisa Morán Jahn, to be moderated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, curator at El Museo del Barrio.

The Museum of Modern Art and Fundacion Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros are uniting with international allies to focus on the lives and works of Latin American artists, architects and designers. With keystone events scheduled for October 22 in New York City and other cities throughout the month (Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Caracas, & others), the campaign aims to further similar goals to Art+Feminism.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. Introductory training on the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given throughout the edit-a-thon. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

10:00am - 6:00pm at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue)
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 23:28, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

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Saturday November 12: Women in Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences (plus Sunday Indigenous People's Justice event)[edit]

Saturday November 12, 12-4pm: Women in Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences
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Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at NY Academy of Sciences (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering Women in science for their second annual edit-a-thon!.

This event also coincides with the year-long celebration of the Academy's 200th Anniversary and a Women in Red online campaign.

Beginning and experienced Wikipedia writers are both welcome, and there will be helpers on hand to assist those new to editing the encyclopedia.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 19:26, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

And RSVP now for our other event this Sunday in Brooklyn, focusing on Indigenous communities and social justice:

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Work permit. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority 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 in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim[edit]

Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim
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On Saturday December 3, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fifth Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from Greater China. The event will cap off Wikipedia Asian Month, an online campaign dedicated to augmenting Asian content on Wikipedia throughout November.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia, and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support. Editors are invited to view the exhibition Tales of Our Time following the event.

The Guggenheim aims to raise awareness of the artists featured in the Tales of Our Time exhibition supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, and Art+Feminism.

  • Enter at the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 09:46, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

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December 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (plus Wikipedia Day on Jan 15!)[edit]

Wednesday December 21, 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.

This will be the holiday party! Celebrate a December holiday with us, or in wiki-fashion, edit the calendar itself and join us to celebrate any holiday of your choice regardless of when it usually happens.

Featuring special guest presentations on structure data, university library meetups, metrics and reporting, and other topics.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, 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, savory and sweet pies and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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) 21:44, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

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Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC 2017
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day NYC 2017, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

With special guests Katherine Maher of the Wikimedia Foundation and Tim Wu of Columbia Law School speaking on our Post-truth panel!

Also featuring an International/Multilingual panel, a Documenting Activism panel, a Multimedia/Tech Panel, a Science panel, an Art panel, and more.

And there will be cake.

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.

10:00am - 7:00 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

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) 14:57, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

February 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday February 15, 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.

Featuring special guest presentations on WikiProject La Guardia and Wagner Archives, WikiProject Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wiki Loves the Dominican Republic, and more.

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, 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, 137 West 14th Street

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) 22:17, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Get ready now for Black WikiHistory Month Weekend:

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March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA (and beyond!)[edit]

Saturday March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54th Street, on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. There will be childcare, snacks, multiple trainings and panel discussions. People of all gender identities and expressions welcomed and encouraged to attend.

This year’s edit-a-thon kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with a conversation about information activism with writer Joanne McNeil and Data & Society Research Institute Fellow Zara Rahman, moderated by Kimberly Drew, the social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, creator of the Tumblr “Black Contemporary Art,” and the person behind @museummammy on Instagram. Afternoon breakout groups will engage in focused discussions about related issues, including intersectionality and librarianship, power structures in notability guidelines on Wikipedia, and radical archives. --Pharos (talk) 18:46, 7 March 2017 (UTC)


And a broader calendar of events on the theme this week/weekend, and the next:

  • Mar 08 - Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology
11am - 5pm
in New York, NY
Wikipedia:NYC/FIT/Womens Day Edit-a-thon
  • Mar 11 -Purchase College Library
11am - 4pm
in Purchase, NY
Facebook event
  • Mar 11 - The Museum of Modern Art
10am - 5pm
in New York, NY
Facebook event
MoMA event
  • Mar 12 - Interference Archive
2pm - 6pm
in Brooklyn, NY
Interference Archive event
  • Mar 12 - Kickstarter HQ
10am - 5pm
in Brooklyn, NY
Eventbrite event
  • Mar 18 -SVA Library
12pm - 5pm
in New York, NY
Eventbrite event

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Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel[edit]

Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel
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On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, and following on the recent Art+Feminism campaign, we'll focus on building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 05:14, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

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April 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday April 19, 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, 137 West 14th Street

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) 18:30, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

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Sunday May 21: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon + global online challenge[edit]

Sunday May 21, 10:30 am - 4:30pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon: Met Open Access Initiative is the Metropolitan Museum of Art's first edit-a-thon, being hosted on Sunday May 21, 2017 in Thomas J. Watson Library at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The Met is excited to make available over 375,000 images of public domain artworks for contribution to 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 collection onsite and remotely. The event is a key marker too of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's first Wikimedian-in-Residence program, with resident Richard Knipel (User:Pharos), along with Wikimedia NYC. We invite you to help enhance Wikimedia communities and platforms with open access images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The event requires pre-registration. To register, 1) please sign-up with Eventbrite via The Met's website and 2) add your Wikipedia username to the #Participants on the wikimeetup page. Please check-in with museum staff when you arrive at the Thomas J. Watson Library within the museum.

We also welcome remote participation for the global Met Open Access Artworks Challenge (15 May - 30 June, 2017), you can sign up there at Met Open Access Artworks Challenge/Participants. --Pharos (talk) 16:23, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

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May 24: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday May 24, 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.

Topics this month include the TED wikiproject, the Met wikiproject, and encouraging free video on Wikimedia Commons!

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, 137 West 14th Street

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) 19:31, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

  • P.S. bonus event this weekend:

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Thursday June 22: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Thursday June 22, 6-8:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us for an evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art Library's third annual Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to LGBT art, culture and history.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Themes for this event include art related to HIV/AIDS activism and on LGBTQ artists of the African Diaspora as part of the Black Lunch Table project.

Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 21:40, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our Sunday June 25 Hackathon @ Ace Hotel, the Sunday July 9 Wiknic on Governors Island, and other upcoming events.

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