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AfC questions[edit]

In regards to AfC - if I've declined your article and you would like help improving it, you will definitely get a faster response in live chat or at the Teahouse. If you're willing to wait (on the order of days to weeks), I will gladly respond to any and all questions you may have.

Draft:Kaiho Sangyo[edit]

Hi Elee,

Thank you very much for your review and comments referring my article. I understand the reason of declination. Probably today or tomorrow I will try to resubmit it taking into account your suggested comments. Hopefully that time will be accepted!

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Draft:Kaiho_Sangyo&redirect=no

Best regards, --Alejandro R Moreno (talk) 01:54, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

20:55:51, 30 June 2015 review of submission by Etna805[edit]


Hi Elee,

I was wondering if you could give some clarity around the article and what made you feel like it read like an advertisement. The article feels fairly objective when I re-read it and if there were any details you felt stood out I would be interested in helping remedy them so that the page might be able to serve the Wikipedia community.

"The Program" and the "5 Pillars of Change" may have appeared to be "promotional" but highlighting these characteristics seemed valuable to me when you consider that this approach to treatment unique and innovative within the more broad category of how other therapeutic boarding schools facilitate treatment.

Any feedback would be appreciated, I really believe this would be a valuable asset to the Wikipedia ecosystem.

Etna805 (talk) 20:55, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi there Etna805,
Lets see, first by looking at the references first. The first reference pointing to the institute itself does not follow WP:RS. The second reference is only a link to the NIPSA website, and not to something that tells one for sure that the school is accredited by them. The third is a general note, nothing relevant to the school. The fourth is your first potentially reliable source but iffy at best. "bestplaces.net" doesn't really fulfill WP:RS, now does it? :^). The BBB reference is something, but only notes location. The Seattle Times reference is a good one - keep at that! Seven is once again from the institute itself.
You get the pattern, right? The only reference here that really holds weight is the Seattle Times article. This was noted by the reviewer User:BenLinus1214 back in April.
Now in regards to wording. Please see WP:PEACOCK. The first big sore thumb is "is an accredited, coeducational therapeutic boarding school". The fact that I keep reading about the school's accreditation leads me to believe that writing this article is just for publicity. Same goes for the "terrible family tragedy". There's no other coverage about this school from WP:RS and just about the school. While perhaps true, "more than 1,000" sounds peacockish.
"The school's mission is to rescue teens from crisis, renew their beliefs in their own potential and reunite them with their families and a path toward success." - now this just sounds like pamphlet material.
All this is only but a start to the things that can be fixed in order to turn this draft into a proper article.
Get better references, especially reliable ones, fix the wording so it sounds less like an advertisement and more like a neutral encyclopedic article, and you'll be well on your way to a good article. Hope this helps, E. Lee (talk) 21:32, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 01 July 2015[edit]

PLEASE I NEED YOUR HELP URGENTLY[edit]

Hi, please I need your help. This page Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi should be fully protected to prevent vandals from defacing the page.

Reasons of the request:

  • 1. Vandalism (delete information supported by reliable sources)
  • 2. Edit War
  • 3. Conflict of interest
  • 4. Sectarian and Ideological Bias

I really hope you will be able to help me. Your support would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks in advance! BiKaz (talk) 06:07, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi BiKaz - I've rolled back the edits since all they did was remove chunks of text, but will be assuming good faith and letting them know of that. If you see any additional edits that could be construed as vandalism, please see WP:RfPP. E. Lee (talk) 06:16, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you sooo much, I REALLY appreciate your quick response and attention! I have already made a request for a full protection against vandalism, but it was not accepted by User:Redrose64, and I don't know why. Anyway, thanks for your help and kind assistance. My very best regards to you. --BiKaz (talk) 06:49, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
No problem. It should be noted Redrose64 probably had a good reason for not granting the RfPP - I'm actually about to head in now and would not be able to give the article a good looksee now. That being said, if you go through the request process when the article is going through a high amount of vandalism then your request would probably be dealt with. E. Lee (talk) 06:52, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
@Elee: BiKaz didn't submit a WP:RFPP, there is nothing in their contributions that shows an edit to the page Wikipedia:Requests for page protection. I can't grant a request that was never submitted.
@BiKaz: I am assuming that by "a request for a full protection against vandalism", you mean this edit. That is not a request for protection: the {{Edit fully-protected}} template is used to make a protected edit request, that is, a request to make an edit to a page that has already been fully protected. I reverted you for two reasons: one, because you didn't actually say what you wanted doing; and two, because the page Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi was not protected at the time. There was nothing in your edit to suggest that you wanted protection to be put on the page - and if you had done that, I would not have reverted you but would have declined the request with the message "Not done: requests for increases to the page protection level should be made at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection." That page - also known as WP:RFPP is monitored by several admins who specialise in page protection.
Also please note that if you need something urgently, it's not a good idea to send messages to the talk pages of individual admins. They might not see your message for some time, if they are away from the computer, or are asleep - as I was (I live in the UK, where the time of that edit was 07:11 BST; it's now 10:45). In this case, you sent the same message to four people: Elee, Arjayay, Redrose64, and Stickee, so even if one or more of them saw it straight away, they may notice that you sent the same message to several people, and so might assume that one of the others is handling it, or they might ignore it as a duplicate thread, or ignore it as spam. --Redrose64 (talk) 09:45, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I am a new user here and don't know much about the technical policies and procedures. All I know is that this person User:Obaid_Raza removed my edits, and wrote "false information removed"!!! Anyway, I am sorry for any inconvenience or confusion I might have caused you. PEACE. --BiKaz (talk) 13:11, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Reference book in which you are using (from Ehsan Elahi Zaheer) funding from the Saudi Wahhabi regime was written just for criticizing Ahmed Raza Khan. Therefore, you can not use it. In response to this book contained several dozen books have been written.--Obaid Raza (talk) 16:56, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

The article is on the SVEEP programme of the Election Commission of India and I am the Deputy Secretary of ECI. You have termed copyright violation on the article. PIB Mumbai is Press Information Bureau, Mumbai which is a Government Department and releases information about Government programmes and here about ECI. The content for the PIB press note has been given by ECI -->


Pl re-consider the article for publishingPadma angmo (talk) 10:01, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Draft:Singapore Tyler Print Institute[edit]

I saw your review of this draft. I'm not sure how you can consider the draft as you saw it when you declined it to have been borderline. What have I missed that you have seen, please? It was smaller then, certainly, but the referencing was still lWP:BOMBARD. Fiddle Faddle 21:52, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Article history[edit]

Hi Eugene, I've just seen this comment of yours, referring to the German tools for article history. They did say it could all be carried over, as I understood it. Is that going to go ahead, or did someone stop it? I didn't entirely understand your post, so any clarification would be helpful. We badly need that to be up and running again. Pinging Kudpung. Sarah (talk) 02:31, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

(and Sarah) There is a general confusion here. I'm on the mailing list but I can't really make head or tail what's going on. It looks as if Cyberpower is still determined to write his own. A script that would take a comptent programmer a day or two to write or a couple of hours to port an existing version to en.Wiki is still not available despite having a whole team on it for weeks. I'm waiting/hoping to find out just to what extent the Labs server itsel is responsible for all tese delays.If I knew, I would be able to take it up with the WMF on the team's behalf. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 03:41, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Kudpung. The German one looks so nice, too, so it would be really great if we could have it, and that it seems to be working on the Labs server is a good sign. Who is in a position to copy it over, do you know? I'm wondering if there's someone else we can ask. Sarah (talk) 03:46, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Evening SlimVirgin, I'm definitely confused as well (regarding the mailing list). I came in because the current xtools team wanted a stack up and running on Tools, which I did. I'd be glad to port Apper's beautiful tool if he makes the source available. I can take it and ask for translations from our good friend Kudpung to translate relevant words to English and throw it onto Tool Labs. E. Lee (talk) 03:53, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
I believe APPER agreed, or so I thought from this post. I understood that he would add Cyberpower as a maintainer so that Cyberpower had access to the code. The latter agreed, and that was the last I heard of it. Can you ask to be added instead? Sarah (talk) 03:59, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Ah you're right - I don't typically watch pages or amble about talk pages unless pinged. For the sake of time, I'll email APPER right now since its morning in Germany so he sees it immediately. Moment I get access, I'll set about with this new project. E. Lee (talk) 04:15, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
That's wonderful, Eugene, thank you! Sarah (talk) 04:19, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Just an update - didn't hear back from APPER yet (hopefully it didn't go to spam) so I'm sending again via alternative email address to the email address he's provided on his talk page right now. Looking forward to more information! E. Lee (talk) 17:16, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I was on vacation - you now have access to the project. --APPER (talk) 18:00, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
That's brilliant news, APPER, thank you! Pinging Kudpung, Cyberpower678, TParis. Sarah (talk) 18:09, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
Mail received, noodling about in the project (sorry for bothering you so much APPER!) - will continue verbose conversation via email. E. Lee (talk) 18:19, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
I just wanted to give a quick update - I haven't made any large contributions yet because of RL, but have been pouring over the source in my free time. I intend on working on this starting this weekend. I will provide substantial notes and details then as I go about getting the tool up and running for enwiki. Cheers, E. Lee (talk) 20:23, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 08 July 2015[edit]

Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Draft:Nalini Prava Deka[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Draft:Nalini Prava Deka. You've previously reviewed this draft. Thanks. APerson (talk!) 12:15, 16 July 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.
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We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 03:31, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

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WikiHistory[edit]

Hi Eugene, I was wondering how progress with WikiHistory was going. I saw someone mention that it was up, but I haven't been able to access it. Best, Sarah (talk) 16:11, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

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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) 15:58, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

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

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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) 15:11, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

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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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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]

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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.

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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) 17:44, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

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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
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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
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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.


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The Signpost: 25 November 2015[edit]

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) 13:38, 4 December 2015 (UTC)


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

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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)

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

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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) 19:16, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

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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) 00:27, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

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

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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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The Signpost: 02 March 2016[edit]

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) 18:03, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 09 March 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 16 March 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 23 March 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 1 April 2016[edit]

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) 14:19, 6 April 2016 (UTC)


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The Signpost: 14 April 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 24 April 2016[edit]

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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The Signpost: 2 May 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 17 May 2016[edit]

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) 13:49, 21 May 2016 (UTC)


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The Signpost: 28 May 2016[edit]

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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The Signpost: 05 June 2016[edit]

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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The Signpost: 15 June 2016[edit]

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) 21:02, 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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The Signpost: 04 July 2016[edit]

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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The Signpost: 21 July 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 04 August 2016[edit]

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) 23:19, 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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The Signpost: 18 August 2016[edit]