Wikipedia:Meetup/Adelaide/Meetup 1

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Okay, I just found out on Wikipedia:Meetup that the meeting place was Golden Grove. I do not know who set that location, but it is in good proximity to my residence. If there are other people interested that are not from this area, maybe Adelaide CBD would be a better meeting point?

If interested, please leave a note on the discussion page. Avochelm 14:30, 10 Mar 2005 (UTC)

According to Category:Wikipedians in South Australia, there are 28 of us. How does the CBD sound? Alphax τεχ 08:28, 31 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Did it ever happen? I think not since I never heard anything and because Alphax didn't seem to take it seriously on Avochelm's talk page. What would we hope to achieve by an Adelaide meetup? — Donama 08:26, 18 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hmm, I don't know. With the quicking of pace to establish Wikimedia Australia, we could use such a meet-up to see how we could contribute. --cj | talk 08:45, 18 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So you think it could be a good idea? There are 6 regulars in Adelaide: cj, Scott Davis, Michael, Donama, Alphax and myself.Blnguyen | Have your say!!! 05:37, 25 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think it would be a good idea. I don't know that it will necessarily be a huge step towards establishing Wikimedia Australia, but it could be a significant step to achieving some kind of structured collaboration between us. I know from personal experience of trying to collaborate online that being able to meet in person and conduct that kind of realtime discussion is a huge motivator too. What do you think?

Also, I think we have more than 6 regulars too. I recognise at least 5 more usernames in the SA category just from their edits. ? — Donama 06:02, 25 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK, I'll post at WP:AWNB then. Also saw Softgrow, Engimatical, Timeshift?, OK, maybe ten.Blnguyen | Have your say!!! 06:04, 25 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd be very happy to go and meet some fellow wikipedians! I do hope the location is either in or near the CBD though (and that the more direct location is a restaurant). michael talk 06:59, 25 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sounds like a good idea and I hope I dont sap any enthusiasm out of it but i'll pass. If there is any sort of discussion at the meet about various improvements to articles or the like, i'll be happy to help out. Timeshift 10:51, 26 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wow, looks like there is quite a bit of interest now. I don't feel that I am involved enough with Wikipedia to organise such an event. If somebody out there wants to take the trouble of posting a venue and a date (with a fair amount of notice), that would be good I suppose. --Avochelm 06:51, 26 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't get to Adelaide all that often (I live near Naracoorte and visit Melbourne more than Adelaide), but would attend if I could. Cheers, CWC(talk) 07:36, 26 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I suggest that we start quantifying this... time would be another important consideration. Most Uni students will be pretty busy until July or thereabouts (myself included) - suggestions are welcome! Alphax τεχ 10:23, 26 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'd be happy to meet and chat, evening or weekend, city or north. I agree that getting to know each other would be nice. I'm yet to understand the point of a Wikimedia Foundation Australia. Delaying until July would be fine too (but I finished at Uni a few years ago now). --Scott Davis Talk 13:15, 26 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I won't be free of Uni until July, but there's a chance I'll be in Stockholm around that time.--cj | talk 08:25, 30 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You can probably count me in too, depending that there is going to be some kind of actual reason behind this gathering. Can someone please ellaborate for me what this will be? I dont have exams through June like most other Uni students, but I am going away in July, so I wont be able to attend it if its then--Anklepants 09:31, 30 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am interested, timing flexible, place prefer central. Paul foord 12:34, 30 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Maybe we could coax Angela into coming along?--cj | talk 13:42, 13 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Long travel for a coffee! - Peripitus (Talk) 07:17, 15 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Does she get funded to go to all of these?Blnguyen | rant-line 01:28, 26 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I might as well come along.. If it is Adelaide we could use the meetup location for all my Bookcrossing Meetups. It is the Fasta Pasta place at 131 Pirie Street. Just a suggestion though. But I don't know if it can hold more than 15 people for a meeting. :\ I will look into it unless another location comes up. --Z3nith 06:46, 23 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, I could always use the lunchroom at the Adelaide University Physics Department, although if anything untoward happens, I might have some explaining to do...Blnguyen | rant-line 06:36, 26 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Why not just some ordinary, but somewhat snooty and impressive, restaurant? michael talk 06:43, 26 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hmm Well can it be outdoors if it is in the day time? we could always go to the Botanic Garderns or somthing... -Idea Block- --Z3nith 11:22, 26 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I live in Pirie, but if i'm down on a weekend there's only a slight chance I'd be able to go...... get back to you on it. ---[Reploidof20xx]- [talk] 10:36, 14 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]



Feel free to list more as needed.

If somebody thinks of a venue, make a tentative booking (if required) and propose the place/date/time here.


  1. Seems like the easiest to me -- at one of the uni cafe/bars or an east-end cafe. — Donama
  2. Fine with me.--cj | talk 08:25, 30 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. OK.Blnguyen | Have your say!!! 06:09, 15 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. love to - Peripitus (Talk) 07:17, 15 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Easy to get to so fine with me. --Z3nith 06:54, 23 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. This will do, if someone can name a particular place. --Scott Davis Talk 10:08, 23 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. This is fine - all the other locations work for me as well. Kevin 01:22, 24 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Super. michael talk 06:44, 26 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Fine with me. [ælfəks] 04:36, 7 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Makes sense - → Central ← Business District. Daniel (talk) 07:10, 13 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

North Adelaide

  1. Fine with me.--cj | talk 08:25, 30 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. It will work, but may cause inconvenience to others.Blnguyen | Have your say!!! 06:10, 15 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. love to - Peripitus (Talk) 07:17, 15 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. This will do, if someone can name a particular place. --Scott Davis Talk 10:08, 23 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Parking may or may not be better than in the CBD... [ælfəks] 04:43, 7 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tea Tree Plaza

  1. love to - Peripitus (Talk) 07:17, 15 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. This will do, if someone can name a particular place. --Scott Davis Talk 10:08, 23 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. I might be able to come along to this (ask my parents to meet total strangers) :-P. Golden Grove would be best, but see if i can get to plaza. Jasrocks (talk) 23:24, 4 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. Fine with me.--cj | talk 08:25, 30 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. This will do, if someone can name a particular place. --Scott Davis Talk 10:08, 23 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


18-24 June

  1. June is always bad - end of financial year - Peripitus (Talk) 07:17, 15 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

25 June-1 July

  1. June is always bad - end of financial year - Peripitus (Talk) 07:17, 15 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Not Thursday. Friday night? Saturday or Sunday arvo? --Scott Davis Talk 10:08, 23 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2 July - 8 July

  1. I'll definitely be free from all and sundry at this stage, but as I mention above, I may head overseas around this time.--cj | talk 08:25, 30 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. After July 5 please.Blnguyen | Have your say!!! 06:11, 15 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Free after June 30 - Peripitus (Talk) 07:17, 15 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. This would do, will CJ still be available any of this week? --Scott Davis Talk 10:08, 23 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. This suits me also. Kevin 01:17, 24 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Ok, cutting it pretty close, but yeah... [ælfəks] 04:49, 7 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

9 July - 17 July

  1. Suits me the best.. due to School Holidays.. all other times would have to be on a weekend--Z3nith 11:24, 26 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Up to (but not including) the 17th would be OK too. [ælfəks] 05:10, 7 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Suits me fine, excluding Saturday 15th (umpiring duties :@) Daniel (talk) 07:27, 13 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. Get to know each other a bit

Inaugural Meeting

I have been bold and booked a venue for the inaugural meeting. Please let me know if you can be there so I can organise enough mugs for tea/coffee.

Where: North Adelaide, Brougham Place Uniting Church, Hall (in basement of church enter from southern side) - in the kindergarten room (turn left on entering hall). How to get there, parking etc.

When: 7.45pm, Thursday 24th August 2006.

Facilities: Five networked computers (and a switch, wireless can be arranged if need be), tea, coffee, toilets, disabled access.

Softgrow 09:52, 1 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Predicted attendance

To be present: Peripitus, Softgrow, lucychili, Duivesteyn, Shenki, Auswide

Apologies: Scott Davis, Donama, Empty2005, Maestrosync, Daniel, Solander, Taylor, CWC, Timeshift, Brian Skelly, hellboy, Joseph Q Publique, Riana_dzasta, michael, Kevin, Rocksong, cj

Not sure: Reploidof20xx, [ælfəks], Blnguyen, Z3nith, Paul foord

No answer yet: Anklepants, Avochelm,

Attendance discussion

  • I'll be there. Kevin 10:09, 1 August 2006 (UTC) Sorry - another commitment has come up. Kevin 04:15, 24 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Thank's for being bold - see you there - Peripitus (Talk) 11:34, 1 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Since you've been bold and booked it so far in advance I can take the night off of work; thank you! michael talk 11:41, 1 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Well done for booking it, but unfortunately I can't make it most Thursdays, including that one :-( --Scott Davis Talk 01:34, 4 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Endeavour to be there, decisive more than bold and that's great! — Donama 06:06, 4 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Update: will be in Sydney for work that day. Apology from me. — Donama 10:09, 13 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Err, thanks for letting us know about this (not!)... hopefully I can be there. [ælfəks] 09:08, 13 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Well, it's looking less and less like I'll be able to make it, so I've moved myself to "maybe". [ælfəks] 09:00, 19 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Unfortuanatly I will not be able to attend as it's impossible for me to be their due to a school night! Empty2005 10:00, 13 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Sorry, can't make it. CWC(talk) 10:11, 13 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Thanks for the invite, won't be there - wrong state! hellboy 10:51, 13 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Can't say for certain yet; I usually work fairly late in the day on Thursdays, so might not be able to make it. Will make every effort to, and will finalise ASAP.--Joseph Q Publique 11:32, 13 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Sadly, work commitments make it unlikely that I'll be able to attend. Sincerest apologies. Maybe next time?--Joseph Q Publique 06:57, 21 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I cannot confirm attendance at this point, but I shall consider this among my highest priorities. I'll let you (all) know for certain closer to, if not on, the day.--cj | talk 16:30, 13 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Even though I was freed of other commitments, I am still ill (I type from my laptop in bed, where I expect I'll be for at least a few more days) and couldn't come along. Apologies! Congratulations to those who did make the inaugural meetup. I hope there'll be more.--cj | talk 15:05, 24 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Sorry, I won't be there thanks. Solander 12:22, 14 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • lucychili let me know by email that she would probably be there. [ælfəks] 07:14, 14 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Sorry, I can't be there but I hope I'll be able to come to the next one. Taylor 09:07, 14 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I will be there, as will shenki Duivesteyn 10:08, 14 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Sorry, can't make it - I have a meeting that I have to attend. I think you can guess which one I'd rather be at, but I can't get out of it. Sorry guys... Daniel (talk) 11:04, 14 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Sorry I wont be able to make it, I am committed interstate that night. Please make sure to invite me for next time and I will try my very best to attend. BrianSkelly 02:14, 16 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Nup, doesn't suit. Hope you get to discuss heaps. Don't forget photos :P. Cheers, Jasrocks (talk) 09:30, 16 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I will be there. I have no idea what to expect! Auswide 13:45, 17 August 2006
  • Sorry about late reply. And sorry more so that I cant make it (as HFTD are performing), however Id be curious as to hear what gets discussed--Anklepants 12:00, 22 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • My apologies – I finish university late on Thursdays and am usually completely tired and speaking in monosyllables for quite a while afterwards. Maybe next time – I hope you have a productive time there. riana_dzastatceER • 00:02, 23 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Sorry about late notice.. I am not sure if I can come.. Fairly busy with work exp but I will see if I can get there.. Z3nith 06:18, 23 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Hi, I deliberately stalled answering to see if I might get free, but to no avail. Sorry. Rocksong 05:29, 24 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I also tried to make it but couldn't. Mark Hurd 14:36, 24 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Apologies for not attending (I got called into work); I do hope another meetup is scheduled soon! michael talk 15:20, 24 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Ah damnit. Sorry. I hope there were some good folks there. If there is a place that people often hang out so we can catch up informally. For what its worth some of us people can often be found lurking at the drift cafe on morphett for lunch. lucychili

Discussion notes

There were computers so we did a tiny bit of editing!

Attendees: Alex Sims, Paul Foord, Peripitus, Auswide.

Topics discussed:

  • Our first edit of Wikipedia
  • Edit Counts
  • Our disappointment at not having any administrators present
  • Our areas of interest (i.e. images, vandals, ...)
  • Watchlists
  • Using Mediawiki as a content management system
  • Controversial articles
  • No decision taken on next meeting