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User:Pine, I restored your proposed date of Sunday, June 22 after I moved the previous version of the page to an archive for 2013. Now we can start with a clean page for 2014. I should point out, though, that June 21 is the proposed date for Wiki Loves Pride. Might conflict in some cities. --Another Believer (Talk) 05:18, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

July is National Picnic Month in the United States[edit]

In past years the end of June has been picnic time. I just moved it to the beginning of July. I did this because of a conflict with LGBT Pride Month in June, for which activities are planned this year and may be planned in subsequent years, and because according to the picnic industry July is National Picnic Month in the United States. Also in the United States the July 4 holiday is traditionally a time for picnics. Currently there was one Wiknic scheduled in March to happen in June. I wrote to the organizers to inform them of this proposed change.

If anyone strongly disagrees with this change then please comment. Blue Rasberry (talk) 11:27, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

I am biased, as I am currently working on the Wiki Loves Pride campaign for June, but my personal preference would be to have the Wiknic campaign in July. --Another Believer (Talk) 15:27, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

I do not mean to word this out rudely:

In my humble Opinion, I find that July is a much warmer month for a wiknic than June or August.

If it were my role to deem so, July would be deemed the worst month of all the months in spring or summer for a picnic. --CrossroadsCityBoy1 (talk) 18:57, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

@Bluerasberry: I didn't notice this conversation earlier. Yes, I strongly disagree with this change. I can't express how miffed I am you think you have any business making that change unilaterally. I assumed Wikipedians in Europe pushed for the date change. Scheduling on the July 4th weekend will likely prove to be a foolish idea. Chris Troutman (talk) 03:22, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Chris troutman Could you please propose a better time for next year? If it is any consolation , Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Pride 2014/Results produced a lot of content which would not otherwise have been made. I would still propose June for that event and move the Wiknic to another time. I would help you begin any discussion which you would have liked to have had. My move was not unilateral about the demand for the time slot, but I admit that I did not do enough to solicit consensus for moving the Wiknic to July and I want to make amends somehow by reaching a consensus time. CrossroadsCityBoy1 would an August date for next year be better for you? Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:46, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
@Bluerasberry: Blue Rasberry , That would be so nice if you could plan an august date. If so, I might make my way up to to the main Wiknic in Manhattan next year.--CrossroadsCityBoy1 (talk) 20:53, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
@Bluerasberry: I'll wait to see how this event turns out and poll the participants. I was happy with the event occurring at the end of June but I'll ask around about a potential August date next year before replying. At that point we can begin a formal discussion. As for the claim that you didn't unilaterally make the change, the sentence "I just moved it to the beginning of July" sounds unilateral to me. Where else was the matter discussed and with whom? Chris Troutman (talk) 00:04, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Chris troutman I talked with people organizing Wiki Loves Pride events. Gay Pride Day / Christopher Street Day has a history going back years or decades of being at the end of June, which is when the Wiknic has been. The rationale for moving was building off international gay pride events, and nothing to do with the needs of Wiknic organizers. The desire for Wiki-attention for the end of June by Wiki Loves Pride organizers was not unilateral; the decision to move the Wiknic to a non-competing timeslot and deciding that it was less flexible than the pride event was, and along with the actual execution of the change was unilateral to me. The only support I had was off-wiki as already stated; some people or marketers in the United States call July "National Picnic Month" and I imagined that people picnic during 4th of July barbecue celebrations in the United States. Blue Rasberry (talk) 00:31, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, this was not a unilateral decision on User:Bluerasberry's part. I certainly expressed my preference that the Wiknic campaign be held in July. No one raised any concerns above when the conversation first took place. Speaking selfishly here, a picnic is also much more appropriate in the Pacific Northwest in July, as June weather is still pretty spotty at best. We will see if the Wiknic campaign is successful in July, otherwise I am not against returning to June next year. That being said, the campaign will likely "compete" against Pride wiki events also held in June in the future. --Another Believer (Talk) 00:43, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Which page is being used for planning purposes?[edit]

Wikipedia:Wiknic or Wikipedia:Wiknic/2014? --Another Believer (Talk) 19:59, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Cool idea[edit]

Unfortunately I'll be out of town the weekend planned for DC but otherwise I'd be interested in attending. Though ... does it ever happen at one of these events that two Wikipedians introduce themselves—and one realizes that the other is the one who's been reverting all his edits? —Largo Plazo (talk) 18:25, 20 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi, we're not in the USA, but the Dutch city of Eindhoven wil join the fun. Picnic on 6 Juli. nl:Wikipedia:Ontmoeten. All the best and have a good picnic, Taketa (talk) 19:56, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

👍 Like --Another Believer (Talk) 23:34, 23 June 2014 (UTC)[edit]

If anyone wants, we can create subdomain redirects of for easy links to local events (e.g. (talk) 20:03, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Perhaps could redirect to Wikipedia:Meetup/Portland/Wiknic? This is the general Wiknic page for Portland, Oregon, which leads to subpages for specific years. --Another Believer (Talk) 20:44, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Done, the link should be working in a couple hours. I'd be glad to do the same for any other city with a Wikipedia event page. BTW, please put up provisional time and place for Portland, the big banner is going up on Friday night.--Pharos (talk) 01:16, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! --Another Believer (Talk) 01:28, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Planning a Wiknic.[edit]

Excuse me for asking, If I were to plan a Wiknic that would take place later this Summer, what would I do more than to create a Meetup page for the Wiknic with a set date, time, agenda and location?--CrossroadsCityBoy1 (talk) 19:05, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

You may wish to post a notice to WP:GEONOTICE or post messages on the talk pages of active Wikipedians in your geographic location, perhaps by making a list of these people's usernames, making a message, then asking Wikipedia:Mass message senders to deliver your message. Organizing a meetup is still not a standardized process. Blue Rasberry (talk) 00:34, 30 June 2014 (UTC)


Anyone planning another picnic here in the lone star state?Wgfcrafty (talk) 02:26, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

You can do this pretty easily; please just pick a time and location and update Wikipedia:Meetup/Dallas–Fort Worth with a new entry (and remember to include the actual meetup point in whatever park). There are at least 3 or 4 local Wikipedians I can help you invite, and the site banner should hopefully bring in a few more.--Pharos (talk) 04:54, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

What's bigoted about this?!?[edit]

It seems like a good idea to me, without any "bigoted" aspects as the poster above alleges unreasonable. I just wish the organizers for the Miami event had a plan, for I would certainly be there. [signed] FLORIDA BRYAN — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:3:1000:4E2:9227:E4FF:FEF0:BBDE (talk) 04:49, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Florida Brian, please be bold and organize an event yourself if you want! You can choose a date and location that are convenient for you and others. I will remove the unconstructive edit above. --Pine 07:21, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Fargo, North Dakota anyone?[edit]

I'm too lazy to start a wiknic in Fargo, but I'd love to maybe go there. Please? (talk) 15:41, 3 July 2014 (UTC)


It seems that the page hasn't been updated since 2014. If there are no objections, I had in mind to begin revising the project page. Primarily, to organise the information already present, and make it easier for people to add content in the future. Distinguishing between annual and regional Wiknics is first and foremost on my "to-do list", along with setting up the page for the current year. To that end, I'd like to know if anyone is planning anything for 2015. If you are, that's wonderful! As this "reboot" is a work in progress!

I'd also like, as a I said, to start organising relevant data from previous Wiknics. That includes event information, photos (group pictures only, as it constitutes implied likeness consent), as well as suggestions from the experiences of previous Wiknics. I might also add some templates to spruce things up.

As part of this effort, with the help of User:L250, an IRC channel has been set up to help with coordination and promote discussion, both on-wiki and off-wiki. The channel is located at #wikipedia-en-irc. The channel should start receiving on-wiki advertising before long. I'd also like to work with any interested admins in promoting Wiknik(s) on-wiki as well.

If you're watching this page (or just happen upon it) and have some ideas, suggestions, or future events planned, please let me know! I'll be watching this talk page pretty religiously, especially as I revise the project page for futher expansion. Any help and collaboration is appreciated! Quinto Simmaco (talk) 21:40, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Fort Lauderdale, Florida anyone?[edit]

I would love to meet some Wiki people at a Wiknic and am happy to organize something. Any takers? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vgodfrey (talkcontribs) 20:50, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Expand to July and August 2015?[edit]

I'd like to expand the suggested time period to cover all of the weekends of July and August 2015, so when we start some belated publicitysoon, there will not be too much emphasis given to July 5, which is really not practical for many localities.--Pharos (talk) 03:54, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Bay Area?[edit]

Given that the WMF Foundation is headquartered in San Francisco, I'm surprised there's no Bay Area meetup. Anyone up for it? II | (t - c) 06:21, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Please remove the evil banner advertisement[edit]

I have no idea what this is, and I hope to continue not knowing - in the meantime, this whatever-it-is is responsible for placing a deliberately evil banner advertisement on Wikipedia, with a circled X "close" button placed in a nonstandard location which in any case does not close the advertisement, but hijacks the clicker to this page. It is also recurring for me. Please remove this intrusive advertising. (talk) 23:08, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

2016 Seattle Wiknic listed as happening in 2015[edit]

I assume this is a typo but I don't know anything about this so I don't want to mess things up by editing it. Zupotachyon (talk) 06:05, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Got fixed by someone else. Nothing to see here. Move along. Zupotachyon (talk) 23:19, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

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Wiknic 2018 - July 28/29 and nearby weekends[edit]

I've updated for Wiknic 2018 - perhaps folks could pick July 28/29 and nearby weekends, whatever works locally!--Pharos (talk) 03:17, 13 June 2018 (UTC)


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