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Wikipedians in Melbourne have held four meetups so far.

Previous meetups[edit]


Next meetup[edit]

Please add suggested dates below. Some time before Christmas would be nice, so perhaps late November or early December? --bainer (talk) 06:21, 2 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'll be in Melbourne from November 18 to 21 - it would be nice to meet up in this time, if it isn't too short notice. -- Chuq 07:57, 2 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I notice November 18 is a saturday, how does that sound for everyone? (still sort of short notice however) Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 08:13, 2 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hm.. sounds very close.. I could possibly make it.. but I'm not sure. What's that like *counts* 16 days.. we should be able to whip something up.. We'll need to contact all members quite quickly.. I encourage People who are interested to jump onto #wikimedia-au on (see here if you don't have an IRC client, or not sure how to use one...) I reckon we can do it ;)— Deon555talkReview 08:57, 2 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
18th sounds alright - I may even be able to make it this time ;) We should have a Wiki-bbq heheSfacets 09:06, 2 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I was thinking the exact same thing.. in fact you edit conflicted me :D — Deon555talkReview 09:09, 2 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
University exams finish during the week following, so I probably won't be able to make it that Saturday. If we like Saturdays, the next few dates are:
  1. 25th Nov (state election day)
  2. 2nd Dec
  3. 9th Dec
  4. 16th Dec
Of course we don't have to go with a Saturday, it depends on what works for everyone. Pretty much any evening after the 23rd of November is good for me, once exams are done. --bainer (talk) 10:20, 2 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Of course the 18th is the day my flight gets in, I'm not sure what time exactly.. of course it doesn't have to be when I'm there, just that no-one had mentioned any other dates yet! -- Chuq 11:15, 2 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Conversation seems to have stalled, but I'm free all of Sunday 19th, Monday 20th and most of Tuesday 21th at this stage - Sunday from morning to early afternoon looks like it would be best! Chuq 11:00, 4 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've emailed the Au mailing list so hopefully there will be more input soon. Sarah Ewart (Talk) 11:33, 4 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm free anytime until December 18th-ish, so I'm happy with any of the dates suggested above. Angela. 14:02, 4 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm helping to run the Australian Skeptics Convention at the Melbourne Museum on the 18/19 (and will be recovering on the 20th and have a meeting in the evening). The following weekend I'll be on a polling booth on the Saturday. --Bduke 21:49, 4 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'll (maybe) be in melbourne next saturday sunday (2526/11) with my carer. -- Nathannoblet 07:04, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suits me • Leon 11:52, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Does a venue need to be organized or is there a routine location? Sorry, I'm new to this idea! Leon 23:16, 23 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, where will we be holding his meeting? Sfacets 01:49, 25 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is there a way to leave a message on the talk pages of all interested parties? Leon 11:19, 28 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Massive spamming would be the way to go. Fortunately everyone has opted in to that by saying they are interested in future meetups :) --bainer (talk) 11:44, 28 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry, perhaps I wasn't clear; I meant leave a message on the talk pages of people on the "interested" list Leon 11:53, 28 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Other than putting a message on everyone's talk page, no. --bainer (talk) 12:40, 28 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sure, but is there a quick way of doing that? Or is it a little too spamish? Leon
Should be fine. I have AWB, so if someone wants to tell me what to put on, I would be happy to do it :) — Deon555talkdesk 06:28, 1 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You could just say, "You've indicated that you're interested in future Meetups in Melbourne. Meetup 4 is currently being planned here" or something to the effect thereof. Leon 11:13, 1 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've gone ahead and spammed everybody on the list (skipping those who seem to already know about this meetup) --Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 03:19, 3 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is it time to fix the date? December 9 seems most popular and it's only 4 days away. Leon 22:53, 4 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would've but the database got locked down :P, then I kinda forgot about it :PDeon555talkdesk 04:47, 6 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What's that supposed to mean? Can we set it for Sunday? Sorry, but a foot needs to be put down or else nothing will happen! And people may be sacrificing potential commitments on the days suggested Leon 04:32, 7 December 2006 (UTC) ... Or were you responding to Michael? :-S Leon 04:33, 7 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The wt:latter :)Deon555talkdesk 05:58, 14 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Date, time, location[edit]

The meetup will be held on 18 December, at Lower House in Fed Square (in the Alfred Deaking building, Flinders Street end near the Atrium: map), starting from 7pm. We don't currently have a separate location for discussion beforehand, but there'll be plenty of time to talk wiki over dinner. --bainer (talk) 15:51, 15 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dec 18[edit]

  1. Alex Bakharev
  2. John Vandenberg
  3. pfctdayelise (talk) 06:53, 3 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. bainer (talk)
  5. Angela
  6. Leon
  7. AmishThrasher 12:47, 17 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Canley

Which date?[edit]

December 9th has now arrived. Is there a meetup tonight? If not, then when? Peter Campbell 22:04, 8 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I guess not. I think the problem is that no one wants to set the date since that might mean they'd have to commit to organising the venue too, which if the idea is to have a BBQ, wouldn't be an easy task. Angela. 04:42, 9 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd probably say scrap tomorrow and go with another week. We should have a section for activity proposals. If we're thinking of a BBQ, Park St. North Fitzroy has a small public BBQing facility. Or are most people near the SE suburbs? What about a meal somewhere? Leon 12:29, 9 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Maybe Lower House on Federation Square? It is a an interesting place and it is quiet. Alternatively I could volunteer my house (it is in Ringwood, I could lift people from the Ringwood station or they can use a bus). Currently it is very messy, but I intend to do some Christmas cleaning anyway :). Alex Bakharev 23:28, 9 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I second Lower House. although I haven't been there. It's central. Leon 02:11, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Lower House sounds good to me too, or there are the barbeques by the river in front of the Botanic Gardens if people would prefer that. December 18 seems popular from the other days listed, how about we make it so? --bainer (talk) 11:32, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Are you going to settle anything? Rintrah 16:58, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've tipped the balance in favour of the 18th. Let's set it! Leon 23:17, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am going away this weekend; I am only coming if it is during the week. It is great to see on your userpages two of you are learning Latin; so am I! Anyway, tell me the date, statim! Oh, I read on your userpage, Angela, you have made more than 50,000 edits — how is this possible? Do you have an army of cats and dogs who edit in your name when you are away? Rintrah 15:04, 11 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Quality is more important quanity so you shouldn't really be impressed. :) I'm going to England for an unknown period of time, so this is the last meetup I can do here for a while. The 18th at Lower House sounds good. 7pm? Angela. 15:35, 15 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I was just going to suggest 7pm. I've read that it's advisable to make bookings, but considering it's a Monday evening, I think it would be ok to either not book or wait until Monday morning to book. I'll spam everyone again in the morning with the details, and ask for a final yes or no. --bainer (talk) 15:43, 15 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok. I might see you there. Do I have to pay for anything?
Angela, don't you see? Every edit has a morsel of quality, so your ouevre is a great feast of quality. Set 50,000 monkeys to work, and they will create something better overall than a bored university student who edits twice in his lifetime, which, to his dismay, are reverted. Rintrah 16:02, 15 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
every edit? — Deon555talkdesk 01:33, 17 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok. Perhaps not every one. Rintrah 03:37, 17 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Every one of Angela's though — Deon555talkdesk 00:18, 18 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Meetup#4; Left part of the table
Meetup#4; Right part of the table


Well I will start a short writeup, I missed the start and didn't leave last, so others can fill in gaps.

It was a good relaxed meetup, some old faces and some new ones. :) We spent the bulk of the time discussing politics and the events of the recent Victorian state election. Eventually we got back to wiki stuff and covered Casino Royale, Web 3.0, Three cards problem, and the fact that our maths/physics coverage is not as strong as it could be because all the physicists and mathematicians are kicking back with WP:007 (which apparently doesn't exist, so in that case I don't know what they're doing). pfctdayelise (talk) 14:06, 18 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Also my personal feeling is that venues where we can put up a sign, or otherwise be more approachable (eg: in a park) are better. and also venues more suited to (my) student poverty status would be preferred. sorry, Fed Square is a bit upscale for me. :) Maybe we should do the picnic/BBQ/park thing in late Feb before uni starts back. pfctdayelise (talk) 14:54, 18 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah,good idea. Im a student in public school (Grade 6 in '07). -- Punk Boi 8 05:16, 22 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Another suggestion is that maybe some name badges next time... - AmishThrasher 12:03, 19 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]