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Location: The Marathon Grill, 10th and Walnut streets, in Center City Philadelphia.
Date: Saturday, April 5
Time: 5pm

The sixth Philly Wikipedia Meetup will be held April 5th, 5pm at the Marathon Grill (10th and Walnut) in Center City Philadelphia. It is hosted by WikiProject Philadelphia.

If you're interested in coming please RSVP below. You can also add your name to the invite list to be notified about future meetups. If you have any questions you can leave a message on my talk page: User talk:TexasDex. Reservations have been made under the name Wikipedia.

Post meeting[edit]

8 attendees. Things discussed included the need for a leader for the Wikimedia Pennsylvania chapter, and ideas for the next meetup that would include more than just dinner.


Likely attendees[edit]

Possible attendees[edit]


  • evrik Sorry, I got sick the day of. :-( --evrik (talk) 19:34, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
  • User:PYLrulz - This one is a no go. My brother and I are going to an Orioles game that day. The only way I see myself going (and thats an if) is if the game were to be rained out


View the restaurant's location on Google Maps

Public transit[edit]

  • Amtrak – From 30th Street Station, transfer to the Market–Frankford Line at 30th and Market Streets, then continue directions below.
  • SEPTA buses – SEPTA bus routes 9, 12, 21, 23, 38, 47, 47m, and 61 all have stops within two blocks of the restaurant. Take the bus to either Walnut Street or 10th Street, depending which way the bus is traveling. For more information, view the schedules at


  • From I-676.svg I-676 (eastbound or westbound) – Take the 8th Street exit, and follow 8th Street south (one-way). After traveling four blocks, make a right onto Walnut Street, and the restaurant is at 12th and Walnut. Street parking is hard to find in this part of the city, but there are plenty of parking garages in the area.


Please contact me by leaving me a message on my talk page and I will be able to assist you with any questions regarding transportation or directions to this event. –Dream out loud (talk) 21:48, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Invite list[edit]

This is pretty much the invite list used for the last meetup. It was not compiled in any really systematic way and is certainly not a complete list of users from this region. It would probably be worthwhile to attempt to expand it. Can you take on this challenge?? Add my name to the list of invitees

Invite me[edit]

If you don't want to receive future mailings about Philadelphia meetups, add your name below.

Add my name to the list of "no thanks"

No thanks[edit]

To do[edit]


You're invited to the
Sixth Philadelphia-area Wikipedia Meetup
April 5, 2008

Time: 5:00 PM
Location: The Marathon Grill, 10th and Walnut


This template is a self-reference and so is part of the Wikipedia project rather than the encyclopaedic content.</noinclude>


I don't know if anybody else has, but I received an email from a reporter at WHYY, would like to come to this next meetup and do a story on us. What do people think about that? --Whiteknight (talk) (books) 04:54, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

For the second Philly meetup we had a reporter from Citypaper come and I don't think anybody had a problem with it. I for one welcome the publicity for the wikipedia project. I'll get done with the planning tonight. --TexasDex 05:25, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Did anyone see on WHYY-TV-12, "The Truth According to Wikipedia"? It was on last night Tue., 27 Jan., 10:00 PM, and will air again Fri, 6 Feb., 10:00 PM. Tech Crunch on Dutch filmmaker, IJsbrand van Veelen's documentary, The Truth About Wikipedia. [1]

Njbob (talk) 19:34, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Neighborly advice from NYC on how to plan a rescheduled meetup[edit]

  • Attract attendees
  • Make it easier to sign up
    • Use simple subsections like Likely attendees, Possible attendees and Regrets for signup lists, as at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC. Requiring people to come up with some decimal fraction of their likelihood of attending will only make signing up more complicated, and fewer people will commit to it.
    • You don't have to vote on everything. If someone is just bold and picks a date and place, people will know about the date a few weeks in advance (instead of a couple of days), which will make planning easier for individuals.
  • Make it interesting
    • If you had some activities in addition to the meal at a restaurant (such as a sit-down chapter organizational meeting, or a museum activity), it would be more likely to attract some people. Well, it would be more likely to attract me, actually.--Pharos (talk) 05:58, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Archived discussions[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.
Thursday, January 17 Sunday, January 20 Saturday, January 26 Sunday, January 27 Sunday, February 3 Sunday, February 10 Other (specify)
  1. ike9898 (talk)
  1. ike9898 (talk)
  2. Marketstel (talk)
  1. PYLrulz
  2.  CobaltBlueTony™ talk
  3. Marketstel (talk)
  4. ImmortalGoddezz
  5. Waarmstr
  6. MidnightDreary
  7. TexasDex
  1. PYLrulz
  2. Marketstel (talk)
  3. ImmortalGoddezz
  4. Waarmstr
  5. Granburguesa
  6. MidnightDreary
  1. PYLrulz
  2. Marketstel (talk)
  3. Waarmstr
  4. Pearrari (talk)
  1. ike9898 (talk)
  2. Marketstel (talk)
  3. Waarmstr


  1. Any Saturday, please. - CobaltBlueTony™ talk
  2. No preference --evrik (talk) 17:24, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
  3. Any Saturday or Sunday works for me. –Dream out loud (talk) 21:25, 19 December 2007 (UTC)


Voting is finished, the winning date is Saturday, Jan 26th. Like the previous meetup, which also happened on the weekend, it will be dinner at 5pm. Thank you all who voted; notices will be sent out to invitees at least a week in advance of the date.--TexasDex 05:30, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Location suggestions[edit]

Voting will close on January 18th. Please vote for a restaurant, if consensus is not reached (like last time) then it'll be up to the organizer to choose one.

Ron's Ribs Irish Pub Marathon Grill La Scala's The Rose Tattoo Cafe Dock Street Other (specify)
  1. --ImmortalGoddezz
  2. --TexasDex
  3. --PYLrulz

Ron's Ribs![edit]

Suggested by ike9898 (talk)

menu --ImmortalGoddezz

Irish Pub in the 1100 block of Walnut[edit]

mainly b/c the place can handle large groups; the food's better at Moriarty's across the street Marketstel (talk)

website --ImmortalGoddezz

Marathon Grill/Bar[edit]

10th and Walnut. Suggested by Marketstel (talk)

website --ImmortalGoddezz

La Scala's[edit]

(same owners and recipe as Apollo Pizza in Media) Suggested by Marketstel (talk)

website this one? --ImmortalGoddezz

The Rose Tattoo Cafe[edit]

Suggested by ImmortalGoddezz


Dock Street[edit]

Suggested by evrik (talk) 21:21, 29 November 2007 (UTC)


Old RSVP[edit]

Please put your name, likelihood of attending (from 0-10), and the number of people (including yourself) you'll be bringing.


  • PYLrulz: 5 0 Thought this day could work out well, but we will see, my friend has gotten tickets to a Hershey Bears game, and Angie (my fiancee) will not be able to come along this time, unlike the last time. Will defently have an answer by this Thursday or Friday. Not this time, my friend got the tickets, and since nobody else he knows is able to go along that day, I am coming along. Maybe next time, sorry.
  • ike9898 (talk) 0 I'm going to be naked in Mexico that day.
  • Superm401 - Talk. I can't make this one. 0.
  • Pearrari - Regrets. 0.
  • Danntm - Regrets, as that day has filled up w/ commitments. 0
  • The first I will have missed. --evrik (talk) 16:38, 24 January 2008 (UTC)