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I left a comment to your concerns on the talk page on the ridiculous amount of NPOV tags for various Taliban, al-Qaeda, etc captives. Retropunk (talk) 13:31, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

I had forgotten about this. I am sorry to see it still is quite a mess, but it doesn't make my priority list right now.--BirgitteSB 18:52, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
I missed both your comment and retropunk's comment.
I had half a dozen small files that I had transcluded. This image and its caption was the largest. I didn't know that this was a use of transclusion that was contrary to policy. It seems a lot of people, include BSF, didn't know that. Geo Swan (talk) 13:18, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
The catagory seems to be all cleaned-up now. Thanks for taking care of this.--BirgitteSB 15:05, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Re Unsolicited Advice

Just so you know, I put a reference HERE to the "Unsolicited Advice" on your User page. Thanks for the thoughtful advice. Wanderer57 (talk) 20:31, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

I am glad you liked it.--BirgitteSB 18:50, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

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Grave goods

Man, it's been a while since I've monkeyed with that one. At any rate, I remembered some of the things I had looked at back when I was writing on the article - things were a lot looser back in the Good Old Days - and I've added them in and updated the tag. - Smerdis of Tlön (talk) 20:24, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Kirlston:Islamist

Thanks for asking for my input. I thought about it and have put a merge tag to Islamism - I believe is the intended meaning of Islamist is someone who ascribes to Islamism. What do you think? Glad to "meet" you.--Kiyarrllston 23:58, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Ghosting (identity theft)

(repeating your message for clarity:) I see you have a history of working on the article Ghosting (identity theft). I am looking at it from the project Wikipedia:Unreferenced articles where it is one of the longest {{unreferenced}} tagged articles that does not meet at least the barest minimum of verifiability. It has been tagged and completely without references since June 2006. It would be extremely helpful if you had some references you could add to the article to help support its verifiability and notability. Thanks for any help you can give. BirgitteSB 19:16, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately I merely did copyediting on that article. It was tagged for cleanup and was one of the oldest in that category. I have no references available. RJFJR (talk) 04:31, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Cooperative Center for Study Abroad

Thanks for your message and info.♦Tangerines♦·Talk 17:39, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

references

I am a collector of newspaper comic strips, and my reference for articles on comic strips is the primary source, the strips themselves, which is obviously preferable to any secondary source. Secondary sources are always subject to mistakes, copying and otherwise. Going to the primary source eliminates one step and one possbile source of errors. (Also, in the field of comic strips, there are number of secondary sources, Horne's Encyclopedia for example, that are notorious for the number of mistakes they contain.)

So, my reference for Walt Disney's Treasury of Classic Tales is Walt Disney's Treasury of Classic Tales, just as one might list as a reference for the article on Treasure Island the book Treasure Island, by Robert Lewis Stevenson. I hope you can help me with the correct way to indicate this in the bibliography.

Thanks. Rick Norwood (talk) 14:33, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


Advice needed - Wikipedia:Unreferenced articles

Hi, I've managed to track down and add a couple of references for Empire of Japan (foreign commerce and shipping). However, they do not cover the statistics which make up most of the article. Should I just replace {{unreferenced}} with {{refimprove}} and move on, or should I take out all the stats? I don't want the article to languish in [[Category:Articles needing additional references]] for as long as it has been in unreferenced articles as it seems to defeat the object of the project? For now I've left the {{unreferenced}} template in place, as I'd like some advice? regards, ascidian | talk-to-me 20:20, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the response. I will try to that do that from now on! ascidian | talk-to-me 00:20, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Any adminship tips? I'm an administrator on paradoxology, the paradox wiki, at paradox.wikia.com. Wierdox (talk) 16:16, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Physalin

Done. Glad to help. Tim Vickers (talk) 23:47, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

My Trust

I would like to nominate you to be an admin. You have my trust, and I think the you have trust of the community.

English Wikipedia practice is to grant administrator status to anyone who has been an active and regular Wikipedia contributor for at least a few months, is familiar with and respects Wikipedia policy, and who has gained the trust of the community

I will understand if you decline, but would very much like you to accept. May I nominate you? Jeepday (talk) 03:29, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Response at my talk Jeepday (talk) 12:51, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Good, about time. :) Tim Vickers (talk) 20:51, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

  • There was never a doubt in my mind of the outcome. Thank you for accepting. Jeepday (talk) 11:39, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

no need

I probably should've asked him at his user talk. Sorry for that, and please rest assured it's not my intention to enter a full-fledged discussion in your RfA. At any rate, the logic of that argument is profoundly flawed, as we both know. Moreover, people should be ready to be confronted by others picking their comments apart invalid conclusion by invalid conclusion. Dorftrottel (harass) 17:45, March 27, 2008

Shoot. I just realised that I actually bothered two different people in your RfA. So, sorry twice. Dorftrottel (harass) 17:49, March 27, 2008
Congrats. Dorftrottel (complain) 19:25, April 1, 2008
Sorry, was a bit premature. Got confused by the temporary delisting of the RfA... Dorftrottel (ask) 19:27, April 1, 2008

minor correction from Signpost

Hi, I don't wish to minimize all the great work you've done but, at the risk of sounding petty, I believe you've misremembered details of your example of work on Fuzzy Wuzzy. Not a big deal, but it jumped out at me for obvious reasons. BanyanTree 10:57, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Your RfA

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This has not closed yet, but I feel safe in offering my congratulations. Cheers. Dlohcierekim 02:28, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

You are now an administrator

Congratulations, I have just closed your RfA as successful and made you an administrator. Take a look at the administrators' how-to guide and the administrators' reading list if you haven't read those already. If you have any questions, get in touch on my talk page. WjBscribe 04:10, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

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Congratulations on a well-deserved promotion, Birgitte. SlimVirgin talk|edits 06:34, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Congrats! :) SQLQuery me! 05:12, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Thank you very much--BirgitteSB 05:43, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
The admin t-shirt OhanaUnitedTalk page 18:29, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Congratulations! And enjoy this free t-shirt! OhanaUnitedTalk page 18:29, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Congrats on becoming a sysop!!Mifter (talk) 18:53, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Congratulations on a successful trip through RfAland. Is it still customary from new admins to block all those who opposed their RfA for a month and block those voted neutral for a week? I'm sure the administrators' reading list will answer a lot of your questions like that. —MJCdetroit (yak) 00:57, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Congrats, by the way. May all of your dramas be swiftly archived. Best wishes, UltraExactZZ Claims ~ Evidence 04:46, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Othman III

Per your stated intent, I have closed this debate as withdrawn by nominator, citing the diff of your withdrawal. I don't see any other issues here, except that you might consdier a page move if there's a better title for this individual - the source indicated might help with that. Best, UltraExactZZ Claims ~ Evidence 04:46, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I found some sources but haven't had time to examine them closely enough to decide about a page move.--BirgitteSB 13:43, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

CrimethInc. peer review update

Yo Birgitte, thank you so much for your review of the CrimethInc. article, it was most thought-provoking. If you have some more time to spare, I have followed up your comments on the peer review page. Regards, Skomorokh 08:32, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

History of timekeeping devices

I was wondering if you could help peer review the above article. It's part of a large collaboration right now for FA, and we'd appreciate your help. The peer review is here. bibliomaniac15 Hey you! Stop lazing around and help fix this article instead! 17:31, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Thule Society

AfD nomination of Thule Society

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Thule Society, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Thule Society. Thank you. LeadSongDog (talk) 18:10, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Guantanamo Image POV issue

Hi - I saw your comments on this editor's page regarding the POV tags on the photo captions. I had actually made a request for editor assistance with this. No one has yet answered and I followed it up with a request on this editor's talk page (and again no answer). It's my opinion that there is still a POV issue with this photo caption used in dozens of pages; I tried to help out with this by making it less POV, but the editor keeps reverting my edits. Any thoughts/opinions? BWH76 (talk) 16:20, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

First of all, where is the dispute? What talk page are you guys trying to work this out on? Help me figure that out and I will see what I think about it.--BirgitteSB 16:23, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
Ah, the million dollar question. The disagreement was on a talk page of an article that was deleted. So, I guess I'm basically no help to you there. It was originally here; I'm not sure if that is at all helpful for you. If it would help resolve the POV issue with these captions, I will make another edit to one of these articles including the text I believe to be better posting my reasons why. I've just been cautious re-reverting these articles as I'm not interested in the slightest of being involved in an edit war. BWH76 (talk) 16:32, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
If you are aware there is a dispute (which you are), you need to stop editing and start talking. Please don't get into reverting. I know the "where to talk" is an issue right now, but it not an excuse to edit war--BirgitteSB 16:35, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
I'm right there with you on this, though I may have just made a mistake by reverting this page and explaining it here. If that was a mistake to do, then I'll undo my revert myself. I've tried to talk this over with the other editor, but it led nowhere (which is why I made the requests for outside opinions). BWH76 (talk) 16:38, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
I am not sure if you should revert yourself, but don't continue with similar edits. I am not going to be able to keep up with right this minute. But I did restore and move the page you mentioned above to User:BirgitteSB/Talk:Ahmed Adnan Muhammad Ajam. So you can all refer to the information there. Maybe try and have comprehensive disscusion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Terrorism. And to all of the disputants that might read this: Work out a compromise. Don't wait for me to have time to give this my full attention.--BirgitteSB 16:51, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
Great! Thank you very much for your assistance with this. If I screwed up with the revert I made (as described above), please let me know. Either I will revert it myself until the dispute is resolved or I'll do whatever the next step should be. Again, the last thing I want to do with Wikipedia is to be dragged into an edit war, so any advice you or other may offer would be greatly appreciated. Sorry to take up your time with this! BWH76 (talk) 16:53, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
My advice is that you cannot be dragged into an edit, you can either choose to continue one or choose to avoid one. When trying to resolve a dispute focus on if X is accurate, neutral, and relevant rather than if X is what Foo wrote or whether Foo is biased.--BirgitteSB 17:04, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

NPOV's

I'm in the process of ensuring that each of the Christianity projects have a todo list template somewhere on their pages. The new template on the top of the Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Christianity page would probably be the best place to put anything though. Considering their size, Wikipedia:WikiProject Catholicism might be able to address a few as well, with the to do list on the top of their talk page. I'm going to be going through some of the other, smaller, projects' articles myself, and I can add the various, probably smaller, number of articles relevant to them as I encounter them. And feel free to put in anything you see fit to in the boxes, POV, merges, verify's, copyedits, cleanup, etc. The only question is whether the weekly basis would necessarily be the best way. The Christianity Project has a newsletter for its members, and we might add some of the oldest problem articles to it in the near future. If we do that, maybe we'd want to keep those articles in the list for the entire period of that newsletter, I dunno. But at this point a lot of that is still theoretical anyway, with the coordinators not taking office officially until the end of the month. But I think we'd all welcome anything you saw fit to do. Thank you very much for the offer. John Carter (talk) 17:35, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Weekly would be best for small lists (like 5 articles). So every week it would be fresh articles that might inspire someone. That would be my reccomendation. People are more likely to ignore what seems either overwhelming or stale. You could use the newletter to highlight one sort of backlog and keep several on the Wikiproject page. I will start something.--BirgitteSB 17:43, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

WP:V move

What is the page being moved to? I would like to help eliminate all of the red links caused by the deletion. STORMTRACKER 94 Go Irish! 19:53, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Never mind. The page was moved from another one, I see. STORMTRACKER 94 Go Irish! 19:55, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Note that one red link from the deletion of Wikipedia:Verifiability is on every single edit page... oh I think you just fixed it. :) Seeing red THERE made me do a double take! ++Lar: t/c 19:56, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

(ec)I think something must have been worng with the software. I had done a "Delte and Move" but only the "Delete" went through. I was moving it back because of page move vandalism, but I kept getting error messages from the software. It should be fixed now and the red links should be blue.--BirgitteSB 19:57, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

I blame you (and moreso our move vandal, I just closed his AfD nom for him) for the database locks just now, that page is referenced from a gazillion places ... :) ++Lar: t/c 20:30, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
I blame your lack of move-protecting such a page weighted towards every action you have taken as an admin which was not a move-protection of that page so that you have more blame than me :) --BirgitteSB 20:34, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Category:History of Islamic science

Thanks for notifying me of removing the {{POV}} tag from this category, I believe the category should be renamed to something like "science in the Islamic world" I don't pretend to know the best name. For the same reason that the Inventions in the Islamic world article was renamed from "Islamic Inventions". I have many issues with the content of that article but I think the name is correct. I can't see how science can be Islamic, but I do accept that there was a region now known as "The Islamic world" in which many discoveries were made. I recognize I should take the category to WP:CFD and suggest it to be renamed but it has many sub categories and taking them all to WP:CFD is a bit beyond my wiki-talents Oxyman42 (talk) 21:18, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject needing help

Hi there Brigitte. I'm reaching you because I have a problem that I can't seem to find an answer to, and you might be able to help in some way as it seems you are involved with the community portal and wikiprojects. I am part of the Fashion WikiProject and to my regret I have to say that the coverage of fashion related topics is extremely poor, as such that it might be considered one of the most poorly covered subjects on Wikipedia. Most of the members of the wikiproject are inactive. So what I would basically need is a way to advertise the project so more people become interested in it. That's why I am asking you, do you know a way to attract people's attention to a project somewhere on wikipedia ? And if you don't know the answer to that, maybe you could direct me towards some people that might have the answer ? Thanks anyways :) Thiste (talk) 23:44, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I had added it a few months ago and it did not do a lot but thanks anyways :) I have thought about advertising on some fashion forums I know about but my point was, advertising on wikipedia would be far more effective as people would already know what they're doing and how wikipedia works. Too bad nothing exists on wikipedia to make people aware that some areas of knowledge are dreadfully lacking... Thiste (talk) 02:15, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Well I'll take your advice then. Not sure about those people's motivation to work on wikipedia but I guess it's my best take. Thanks again for advice :) Thiste (talk) 02:45, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Backlog template

Thanks for adding the {{backlog}} template back where it was needed. I'm getting ready to start some analysis on the enwiki database dumps, and thought I'd focus on tasks that have a backlog (hence why I was cleaning up the list at Category:Wikipedia backlog.) --Sapphic (talk) 16:43, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject_Database_analysis/enwiki-20080312

I've started getting some useful results from my reporting scripts, which you can track at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Database_analysis/enwiki-20080312. I'll continue to post summaries and links to more detailed reports there. I've updated Wikipedia:Dusty articles already, and will be updating some reports related to backlogs soon. --Sapphic (talk) 04:58, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks--BirgitteSB 13:23, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Seyhan Kurt

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Seyhan Kurt, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Seyhan Kurt (2nd nomination). Thank you. Do you want to opt out of receiving this notice? Jeepday (talk) 13:20, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

8539 (novel)

Noticed you added a primary source tag at the top of the article replacing the previous unreferenced tag. But the article does not have any reference at all. Hence the tag should be unreferenced. Primary source tag is only needed when there are sources in the article, but they are not third party reliable source. But this article has no reference at all, hence unreferenced tag. Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk) 18:17, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

The novel is the (primary) source for the plot. All the details including ISBN number are given in the infobox for tracking down this source. Personally I don't like repeating information in the infobox at the bottom of the article unless it is used a footnoted citation. However I won't object if you want to reformat the information into your prefered format.--BirgitteSB 18:24, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Th

I noticed that you asserted that there is no consensus on merging some th-related articles. Is this based on the discussion at Talk:Phonological history of English dental fricatives? — Ƶ§œš¹ [aɪm ˈfɻɛ̃ⁿdˡi] 02:48, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

There was a response there that Phonological history of English dental fricatives was a long enough article. And also the fact that someone felt strongly enough to split them off in the first place and no one has expressed any strong feeling about about remerging them over a year. Considering these were originally in one article rather than independently created I think the bar for merging is a little higher than otherwise and a year is long enough to make a decision.--BirgitteSB 13:26, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Request for Peer Review help

Thank you for you work as a peer review volunteer. Since March, there has been a concerted effort to make sure all peer review requests get some response. Requests that have gone three days or longer without a substantial response are listed at Wikipedia:Peer review/backlog. I have three requests to help this continue.

1) If you are asked to do a peer review, please ask the person who made the request to also do a review, preferably of a request that has not yet had feedback. This is fairly simple, but helps. For example when I review requests on the backlog list, I close with Hope this helps. If my comments are useful, please consider peer reviewing an article, especially one at Wikipedia:Peer review/backlog (which is how I found this article). Yours, ...

2) While there are several people who help with the backlog, lately I have been doing up to 3 or 4 peer reviews a day and can not keep this up much longer. We need help. Since there are now well over 100 names on the PR volunteers page, if each volunteer reviewed just one PR request without a response from the list each month, it would easily take care of the "no response" backlog. To help spread out the load, I suggest those willing pick a day of the month and do a review that day (for example, my first edit was on the 8th, so I could pick the 8th). Please pick a peer review request with no responses yet, if possible off the backlog list. If you want, leave a note on my talk page as to which day you picked and I will remind you each month.

3) I have made some proposals to add some limits to peer review requests at Wikipedia_talk:Peer_review#Proposed_limits. The idea is to prevent any one user from overly burdening the process. These seem fairly reasonable (one PR request per editor per day, only four total PR requests per editor at a time, PR requests with cleanup banners can be delisted (like GAN quick fail), and wait two weeks to relist a PR request after it is archived), but have gotten no feedback in one week. If you have any thoughts on these, please weigh in.

Thanks again for your help and in advance for any assistance with the backlog. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 21:31, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

New Focus at Wikipedia:Unreferenced articles

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Thank you for your continued work and assistance on Wikipedia:Unreferenced articles, referencing and generally cleaning up articles that have needed attention for a long time. Your good work goes unseen unless someone disagrees ;) Jeepday (talk) 12:08, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

The huge set of unreferenced articles from June of 2006 is finally completed. Thank you for your contributions. The new focus at Wikipedia:Unreferenced articles is Category:Articles lacking sources from July 2006 which as of May 28 is only 1,322 articles and should go much quicker. Thank you to everyone who has contributed and listed themselves as a volunteer. Jeepday (talk) 12:08, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Please create new my Account and delete my Subpage

Hello BrigitteSB,

please create my Account new (so that he is "red", no more "blue", so that there is no history to see in der user's page, the discussion-page a´nd in the subpage. Please crate even the subpage new, this would be very kind, and then please make this edit/sontributión (== Please create new my Account and Subpage ==) away on this your discussion-page, thank you in advice! Here the links to the pages to create new or better delete the subpage "User:Nup/staffalang".

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Nup&action=history

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Nup&action=history

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Nup/staffalang&action=history

Thank you in advice, Nup —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.75.235.44 (talk) 14:23, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately I cannot verify that this message is from the actual account holder. It is also confusing. You might be better off finding an admin who speaks your native language and then emailing him while signed in under your account name.--BirgitteSB 14:38, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Your note

Hi Birgitte, see my latest post on WP talk:V, which is that we put the quotes thing in a footnote and write that it's a "matter of courtesy." That might satisfy all parties. SlimVirgin talk|edits 20:04, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

V

I have made the changes live, I don't expect them to hold, but we will see. At the very least we may find out what parts have consensus, which at this point is hard to tell as they have sat on the talk page for an entire day without anyone commenting. If the reverts are done for logical reasons then that is fine, if the reasoning makes my head hurt then I might fight the point. Brimba (talk) 01:15, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Pronoun Problem

You have beem recently active on the WP:V talk page. Please visit this discussion on WP:VPP and contribute comments if you want to. Thank you. 208.43.120.114 (talk) 01:39, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately I have been dealing with a family emergency this week and am going to steer clear of the more contentious areas of Wikipedia until things are less stressful. I realize this issue seems pretty straightforward but anything touching on policy editing can quickly turn into added stress.--BirgitteSB 04:01, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Dividend cleanup

You tagged Dividend for cleanup at the start of June. What specific items would you recommend addressing? I noticed in my assessment that there was a lot of work to do to become a Good Article Candidate (Talk:Dividend/Comments). Were those the items you were thinking of? --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 13:18, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Nope, {{cleanup}} is about style issues and that article is far from the house style. I mainly noticed the headings and bullet points as being an issue, but I didn't look at it closely so there may be other issues.--BirgitteSB 18:25, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
Since it is only B class, I usually expect there to be general cleanup issues. The headings look ok to me, except there are probably too many, but I will move your cleanup tag to the section with the bullets. I knew that bullets rarely get to FA, but I stand corrected about treating them seriously at this level. As you spot other things, I would welcome tags or talk page notes on those too. Though I am not working on this article at the moment, I would like to some focused improvement effort. --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 20:27, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
The headings are not correct please read WP:MOS. I disagree with you moving the tag as the whole article needs to be cleaned up, but I am not going to be working on this or guiding you further as have too much going on in my life right now.--BirgitteSB 20:47, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the guidance so far. Your explanations helped a lot, even though you may have already discovered that I have an old school philosophical objection to article page improvement request banners. Take care! --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 20:58, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I actually remove at least twice as many tags as I add, and think they are over-used in general. You just caught me here in the middle of an argument with my sister during a very stressful month, so I am avoiding disagreements on line.--BirgitteSB 21:10, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Archaea

Hi there, since you were one of the reviewers who gave a particularly careful review of bacteria, would you be interested in looking over its companion article on archaea. Any comments on the FA nomination would be most welcome. Thank you Tim Vickers (talk) 23:40, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

  • I was beginning to worry I would not get to it in time. But it is done.--BirgitteSB 04:51, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Wow! Thanks for all the feedback. I wasn't sure if I understood a couple of your comments, could you clarify for me? Tim Vickers (talk) 17:49, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

OK, I think I've dealt with most of the comments. Could you strike out the ones you're happy with? There are quite a few, so I'll probably get lost otherwise! Thanks again. Tim Vickers (talk) 19:26, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

quote

I borrowed a quote from your userpage and put it here. Might I also suggest that you submit some of your "unsolicited advice" to WP:MOTD? 69.140.152.55 (talk) 19:52, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

User:Orangemarlin RFAR

Per ruling of the arbcom here: Wikipedia_talk:Requests_for_arbitration/Orangemarlin#Arbitrator_views_and_discussion an RFAR on Orangemarlin has been opend here: Wikipedia:Requests_for_arbitration#User:Orangemarlin. You are invited to submit your evidence and statements..RlevseTalk 16:53, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Note from Gnixon

Birgette, I noticed on the RfAr that you said the evidence provided against OM does not indicate "a sustained habit of harassment and gaming against users whose views Orangemarlin considers in opposition to his own." Would you change your mind after considering

  • this incident where he harasses me at Evolution by calling me a "whiny little creationist" (to discredit my edits there),
  • this comment, eight months later, at the same page, about me and another supposedly creationist editor "masturbating each other to glorious ecstacy,"
  • and this frivolous RfC, which was posted by OM between the previous events, endorsed by his allies, and finally debunked by an outside party?

This is a small sample of his harassment and system-gaming over a period of many months. Gnixon (talk) 22:57, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

1) Harassment is strong charge and while I have often seen OM react with personal attacks and incivility when frustrated in his efforts, I really haven't noticed him pursuing others so he can harass them. Your RfC is the only incident I have seen that I could rationally put in the column that when filled with similar incidents might become a pattern that is recognized as harassment. After this RfC was rendered mute by SG did he continue to try and engage you on your talk page, on pages not in his normal area of editing, or pages dedicated to dispute resolution or other internal processes? Please note that even I found something in your case it would not yet be a "sustained habit of harassment . . .against users whose views Orangemarlin considers in opposition to his own". That would need several users all experiencing harassment from him. (Frankly I am not that comfortable describing solely on-wiki pursuit as "harassment" but I do believe that is what FT2 would have meant so I am making an exception for this conversation.)
2) Gaming the system is a complex charge and requires a large amount of evidence. Evidence not only that OM engaged opponents in various systems, but also that he did so with false intentions. Do you have any evidence that OM disbelieved the charges he made in your RfC, or anything that could disprove the assumption that he filed the RfC because he thought your editing was inappropriate? Do you know if he had ever initiated an user conduct RfC before?
3) On a side note: I noticed your response at the RFAR page that OM has broken promises to be civil in the past and that you doubt his sincerity this time. I really would ask you read the promises you linked and then to go read his statement again. Previously he promised to be civil on another's recommendation without admission any fault with his previous behavior nor an apology to you. Now read his recent statement again. Notice how he admits he has done wrong, that has apologized to you "without reservation or exception", and that his promises to be civil not because an admin recommended he do so but for the good of the project. This statement seems to me to have a much higher level of sincerity than anything he has said before, what do you think?--BirgitteSB 23:54, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the detailed response. I'll reply briefly (in a hurry), but I'm happy to elaborate.
1) I suppose we need a good definition of "harassment." If you mean what's been called "stalking," there is some of that to be found, but it's a subsidiary point. What I mean by harassment is more along the lines of OM reverting edits only because I made them (happy to convince you), and libeling me across many article and user talk pages (see a conversation on my page with TimVickers apparently resulting from OM's slanders). The "masturbating" incident is a good example. I understand an excerpt of my story alone is not proof of "sustained habit ... against userS," but it's highly suggestive, and research is painful.
2) Here the RfC alone is proof positive (although more evidence could be dug up). It's not possible that such a blatant misrepresentation of the "evidence" could have been carried out in good faith. This holds independently of whether or not he believed the charges or thought my editing was inappropriate---clearly, at least the latter is true. I don't immediately recall whether or not OM had initiated RfC's before, but he certainly at least participated in others in an attempt to eliminate opponents.
3) I fully agree that his recent statement is qualitatively different than the ones I mentioned, and it's not unreasonable to believe that it is sincere. I didn't notice yet if an even later revision mentions me specifically, but I'll check it out. I certainly agree that it seems to have a much higher level of sincerity. Nevertheless, I've interacted with him for over a year, and it's very difficult to trust what he says. Must run. Gnixon (talk) 00:38, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
1)I am not sure exactly how it should be defined, but it should definitely include pursuit of a editor out of the realm of OM's normal activities.
2)I must disagree with you here. It is amazing what selection bias can lead to when a person sets out to make a case against some they believe is acting inappropriately. Look at FT2's evidence on OM, I certainly can attribute the blatant misrepresentations there to good faith.
3) He doesn't mention you specifically but inclusively. That why I quoted the "Without reservation or exclusion". Just making sure you understood how inclusive he was being there.--BirgitteSB 01:01, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

(edit conflict)

1) Here I'll disagree with you. :) While OM didn't really follow me outside our broad area of common interest, he certainly reverted edits by me on sight, independent of whether or not he would agree with the edit. Further, he made a point of injecting himself into any discussion where I participated or was mentioned, repeating the accusation that I was a creationist, likely in no small part because he knew it annoyed me. The way he did these things is certainly harassment. However, I understand my assessment may appear subjective without a body of supporting evidence. Anyway, I'm satisfied to point out his uncivil, libelous "whiny creationist" and "creationists masturbating each other" comments, spanning 8 months, along with his empty pledges to desist---they speak for themselves clearly enough.
2) I understand selection bias is an unavoidable, and forgivable issue, but OM's "evidence" was really beyond the pale. One could contrast FT2's evidence, consisting of diffs and associated quotes, with OM's evidence, consisting of dubious descriptions of those quotes (ask Sandy, not me). I don't dispute (or confirm) that there may have been bias in some of FT2's evidence, and I could look at individual examples if you'll point me to them, but I'd rather not get too distracted. In any case, I'm convinced the nature of OM's "evidence" is qualitatively different from the usual bias.
FYI here is pointer Wikipedia talk:Requests for arbitration/Orangemarlin/Evidence--BirgitteSB 03:59, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, I read it with interest. We can discuss if you'd like. Gnixon (talk) 04:56, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
3) Ah, I see. I didn't think I was excluded from his blanket statement. Gnixon (talk) 01:50, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Since this has become moot point now that the case has been rejected, try to be philosophical about the situation. Hope that you have been wrong in your previous assessment of OM and that he is merely a misguided fellow with a bad temper and poor social skills. Recognize that the inevitable scrutiny he will be under from now on will mean that if he is not what we hope, he quickly dig his own grave. Everyone who stood up for him at this point will be not have any patience for extending him the benefit of the doubt if they see any future shenanigans.--BirgitteSB 01:19, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
    "Hope that you have been wrong in your previous assessment..." is entirely reasonable advice, given the evidence you've seen, but unfortunately, I know better. Nevertheless, I'm fairly satisfied by the arrangement involving jpgordon's supervision (as I forgot to post before), and I have some hope that this will permanently solve the problem. Count on hearing from me again if the issue resurfaces. I remain frustrated that OM's voluntary cessation has forestalled increased scrutiny on related matters. Gnixon (talk) 01:50, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
    I can understand why you are frustrated given how you feel harassed. I know not everyone can manage the detachment required for the philosophical approach, but try to accept his voluntary cessation for what it is - a cessation. That is still a good result even if you can't find it to be the most personally satisfying one. And on the theory that even a stopped clock is right twice a day, there will come a time when OM posts something you happen to agree with. I challenge you to publicly post your agreement when that happens per my Unsolicited Advice. Good luck and happy editing. Let me know if ever you want my thoughts in the future--BirgitteSB 02:05, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
    Honestly, OM's harassment of me isn't really an ongoing issue---my frustration stems from the philosophical view that unsolved problems are likely to resurface in new forms, leading to broader damage to the project. (I hope that's not the situation we face.) If the cessation is permanent, the concern that motivated the concept of "voluntary cessation" as a legal exception to mootness wouldn't apply here---I hope it doesn't. As far as agreeing with a stopped clock, I've already repeatedly praised OM's recent statement, and I really have been sincere; I've also concurred with him that FT2's announcement was somewhat flawed. If OM ever seems to lack support for a righteous cause, I promise I'll support him publicly. As for advice, I don't feel a need to "get rid" of him any more than the scientific community needs to "get rid" of crackpots---I just want his comments and contributions to get the respect they deserve. No, I'm not calling OM a crackpot. Gnixon (talk) 03:12, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Credible author

Hello. A credible authors' reference is being "overrided" by edit-warring. I recently tried to add to the telescope article but this editor seems to think that his opinion overrides a VERY credible author in Mr. Richard Powers. I've been blocked before for edit-warring recently, so I don't want this to be another incident on my record.

Anyway, the other editor seemed to have asked his friend-type editors to form a consensus, so I will do the same. The Islamic connection here is, Al-Haytham. He is FUNDAMENTAL to the telescope and the FATHER of optics. By definition, the summary can include him since the radio and electro-magnetic telescopes are derogatory to the average person looking at the article; I wanted to add it to the history section since it looked cleaner. Can you help your fellow InternetHero?? InternetHero (talk) 21:02, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

My advice is to follow the outline at Wikipedia:Dispute Resolution and to not edit war no matter what the other guys does.--BirgitteSB 10:27, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Image licenses

I saw your comment on the mailing list [2], but I am rather bad at using listserv, so I figured I'd comment directly to you. You mentioned that the Board would intervene if a community's image policy was very aberrant to our Free Culture values. I've been working at the Foundation Wiki to add tags to existing images. In my work, I've run across this template in use at IT-WP (it is even used by a board member) which translates to this. In short, it is a free image tag that carries a no derivatives restriction, which seems to directly violate the Free Culture rules we follow, but apparently IT-WP has agreed it should be used as a free license and the Board has not seen fit to intervene. Figured i'd just point this out. MBisanz talk 19:29, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

My comment regarding it.WP was really about the situation in past. About what actually had happened before the licensing resolution was passed. My personal opinion would even go so far as to say brought about the passage of the licensing resolution. The first step you should take with your concerns is to speak with someone from it.WP to find out if what you describe as "apparently" happening there, is in fact the situation. Two it.WP editors responded to the thread on the listserv and they both seem to be knowledgable about copyright and skilled in English. [3] [4] It is likely that the images you see are being used under their current EDP policy which requires some sort of permission or release for images which are equivelent to images that would be labeled "Fair use" and used without permission on en.WP. But only someone familiar with it.WP could say for certain about how these images are being used there.--BirgitteSB 20:01, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

PSTS Policy & Guidelines Proposal

Since you have been actively involved in past discussions regarding PSTS, please review, contribute, or comment on this proposed PSTS Policy & Guidelines.--SaraNoon (talk) 19:16, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

RfC for Everglades articles?

Are you still interested in an RfC for Draining and development of the Everglades and Restoration of the Everglades to rename them? I'm not passionate about the titles as long as they're still accurate, so I'm not advocating WP:Canvas, when I suggest as much knowledgeable input as possible would be helpful by placing a note at WP:FLA and Featured article team Mission 4. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks. --Moni3 (talk) 14:08, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

I think the current title is not very accurate. I wouldn't want start an RfC till I had a title I really stood behind rather than just a "not X" position. Let me think about it and see if I come up with anything I really like.--BirgitteSB 15:10, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Image:Air Crash Plaque.JPG

Added the correct licence tag to my photograph as requested by your self.(A. Carty (talk) 18:31, 30 October 2008 (UTC))

Excellent question!

I saw your question at the AC 08 general question list and it strikes me as a very good one. The link you give in it ([5]) gives me an error though, is that a deleted revision or did you have a typo in it?

Just as a note, in the recent case I was in, although a party not named did share presentations with me, I never saw anything evidentiary at all from the other named party. Nothing. Which is odd since that party was the one making the accusations. That party has made rather a large statement about how they never saw anything at all, but cast in a way that makes the problem seem one sided. It was not a one sided problem at all in that case. Your suggestion on how to do these sorts of cases seems exceedingly sound. ++Lar: t/c 15:03, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks letting me know to fix the broken link, I should have checked it. I worry it would not be the most productive thing to let parties see the privately submitted evidence as it is sent in by other parties. However the arbs should be able to write up a balanced presentation of evidence of each parties actions to present for review without sharing exactly who submitted what.--BirgitteSB 18:24, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Happy holidays

Your comment to OrangeMarlin

I note your comment on OrangeMarlin's talk page, where you state that it is your impression that the FT2 RFC will remain open until either an unconditional resignation or an investigation into the events surrounding the OrangeMarlin RFAR.

RFCs are typically open for 30 days. If active discussion has ended by that point, they can simply be closed. Sometimes, if all parties agree, an RFC can be closed before then. The closure is not dependent on any other activities. With this in mind, I am not entirely certain of your reasoning for investigating this case. I'd appreciate it if you would enlighten me. Risker (talk) 17:30, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

When I first saw the RFC existed I planned on sharing my views over what happened with the aborted OM case. But after I made my first comment there, I realized he had already resigned his seat and thought that the RFC was not worth participating in given this point. Then today I was reading the talk page discussion of why it was not closed and read about the resignation being conditional. That issue changed my mind about the value of taking part in the RFC. If the RFC is merely focused on this minor matter of his personal edits that has very little effect on the larger encylopedia, well I could probably be convinced by a good argument about a fair hearing on that issue alone not ending with FT2 losing his seat. So given the conditions, I think it is worthwhile to lay out other issues that I personally find more convincing against his competence as an Arb. My particular reason for investigating the aborted OM case is that I have already investigated it in the past (although not all parts of it to an equal degree of thoroughness) and that I know there are problems in that case worth being part of any discussion about FT2's competence.--BirgitteSB 18:00, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
I am concerned that, in your effort to provide further information about the subject of the RFC, i.e. FT2, you will give the appearance of "retrying" a matter that has already come before the committee and has been resolved; you've specifically indicated to OM that he will not come off terribly well in your assessment. Whether or not it is the primary focus of your view, the act of criticising the actions of an editor who is not the subject of the RFC (and whose actions have already been reviewed by Arbcom) is unlikely to be helpful and quite likely to result in drawing attention away from the primary purpose of the RFC, in my own opinion. Please reconsider. Risker (talk) 18:26, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
I am not sure that there is a way to show significant concerns over the judgement of an arbitrator without to some degree examining those who have been judged. All the same I intend on focusing heavily on FT2 and not OM. At the time, I let some things pass uncommented because few people were calm enough to give things proper weight. And I was unsure how much to credit some of my own ideas. But FT2's actions since then have only further confirmed the pattern I noticed then. I feel obligated to explore this point since his current resignation is only conditional on the resolution of a particular matter, which I feel there is some chance I could be convinced to overlook if I believed he were otherwise competent. (And I also notice people whose judgement I respect endorsing this view [6], which if I knew nothing of other issues I would find rather convincing) That said, if I were convinced that FT2's resignation is not going to held as to be simply about the more personal matter which has enjoyed, what I believe to be, an unmerited amount of weight in this discussion, I would be happy to spare everyone further examination of past issues.--BirgitteSB 19:08, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
You may find Jimbo's comments at the RFC helpful here. I believe the clarification you sought is contained in his words. Risker (talk) 11:25, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
Thank you that reassures me.--BirgitteSB 13:52, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello

Just a kind note to say thanks for some friendly advice you gave me years ago, very early in my editing career. While the advice wasn't that significant, it sort of set the standard for me on how to constructively engage newbies that I still try to uphold. Cheers. Toddst1 (talk) 16:19, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

I'm glad you found my note useful. And thank you for the uplifting note, it is nice to know something from so long ago has been remembered positively.--BirgitteSB 02:13, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
I pointed someone to it today when that editor just didn't like my comments on other problematic edits. Toddst1 (talk) 03:10, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Now I don't pretend to be a mind reader, but I can't help wondering if the two of you are having a miscommunication over how each of you are interpreting of "errors". You seem to be saying that some his actions have been contrary to policy, while you do not see any of your own actions that are outside of policy. He seems to be saying that the both you could have taken greater care in your actions. All and all he seemes to be less centered than you are. When I find myself in conflict with someone less centered than myself, I like to follow some form of the following pattern a) let them know that I have now realized that they are having a particularly rough day b) apologize that my approach towards them added to their wikistress c) reaffirm that my purpose was to be constructive and that I only broached the subject because I believed the substance of my message was important d) acknowledge that I could have conveyed this important message more effectively e) clarify that I am not planning on pursuing this matter any further and that they should not be anxious on that front f) go away and stay away. Over at Wikisource I have a quote I am really fond of on my userpage : The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right. - Hannah Whitall Smith. I hope you can find something helpful in this. After all it is only a mater of time before some approaches you on bad day/week/month and you find you are less centered person in the conflict. I personally have never been more thankful than when I lost my center and my uncharitable reaction was replied to with undeserved graciousness. It was over some silly merge of no real importance and it still embarrasses me now to think of it.--BirgitteSB 03:40, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Temple Garment

I've been doing a lot of reverting today, so I'm trying to to stay away from it for a bit. You commented that you were correcting a grammar error. In fact, it was right in the first place: it is viewed as offensive.—Kww(talk) 04:11, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Oops I misread that.--BirgitteSB 17:30, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Unschool already fixed this.--BirgitteSB 17:35, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Catalan language

Hello! I have noticed you have added a contradiction tag to Catalan language article, as regards to its relation to Valencian article. I would like to know what are the issues you have found there, so that I could work to solve them. Thanks in advance. --Carles Noguera (talk) 08:44, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

There is a talk page note on the Valencian article, but I stopped working on the issue when I got reverted. There are different maps used for the dialects of language for one thing. And the lead of Valencian gives statistics for language usage in a way that seems to contradict the idea that Valencian and Catalan are the same language. It was very confusing trying to figure out the issue between the two articles. And also the ISO links in Valencian seem to contradict that given in Catalan.--BirgitteSB 17:38, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks and a request

Thanks for signing up at Wikipedia:Peer review/volunteers and for your work doing reviews. It is now just over a year since the last peer review was archived with no repsonse after 14 (or more) days, something we all can be proud of. There is a new Peer review user box to track the backlog (peer reviews at least 4 days old with no substantial response), which can be found here. To include it on your user or talk page, please add {{Wikipedia:Peer review/PRbox}} . Thanks again, and keep up the good work, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 04:15, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Amtrak edits

BirgitteSB: I replied to your action on the Amtrak article here Your edit was incorrect, although I realize it may have been guided by earlier incorrect fact tags placed by others. I'm not aware of any other more heavily referenced section of any wikipedia article, and yet you swooped in and deleted every sentence that was not immediately followed by a footnote, even when it should have been obvious that those sentences were from the same sources as previous or subsequent referenced statements. In fact, when originally written the statements probably were long continuous sentences that subsequently were broken up by other editors. When you're editing you should remember that it is far easier to destroy than to build; respectfully, although I had a hand in building those sections initially I don't know that I have the patience to rebuild the statements after your hatchet job. --► DRTïllberġ ◄Talk 02:26, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

I responded on the talk page. I have not destroyed anything and I dispute that my editing can be described as a "hatchet job". Please do not place any more insults on my talk page. If you want me to take you seriously, you really need to calm down. If you want me to specifically look at one of those items let me know. On the other hand I would not contest anything you restore because you feel it is sourced well enough. In fact the only things I can think of that I would contest would be if someone restored something with the old {{fact}} tag or restored it with a edit summary attributing it to original research.--BirgitteSB 05:40, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

List of horn techniques

Thanks for the message. I would be considered an expert. I'll try to work on the article sometime in the next couple weeks. JBFrenchhorn (talk) 07:45, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Arvanitic alphabet

(cross-posted): :It really just needed copy editing. Check it out, see if it's what you need, and if it is remove the tag. If not, let me know what else you need. &#0149;Jim62sch&#0149;dissera! 17:17, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Category:Articles with trivia sections from March 2007

Please be careful when creating or restoring cleanup categories to make sure they are themselves categorized. Category:Articles with trivia sections from March 2007 was linked to from Category:Articles with trivia sections until you restored it as a blank page. Once you did that it was no longer linked to from Category:Articles with trivia sections and so could not be easily found by people working to cleanup that category. I have added {{MonthlyCleanupCat}} to it so it will now show up again. --Pascal666 20:59, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

I am sorry I didn't realize that I had restored it to a blanked page.--BirgitteSB 21:05, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Plagiarism

I thought I'd call your attention to this since nobody else bothered to even though you were pretty active on that dispatchs talk page (each of the dispatchs authors was notified individually though). I have some issues with the language of the proposed guideline as it sugests that importing public domain texts should not be encouraged (the guideline actually conflates alot of issues that are not really related to plagiarism...). Reading the comments alot of people don't really seem to understand the concepts involved or what it is that they're supporting.. 189.105.99.200 (talk) 02:01, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Although I was aware of it, I was hoping to have the time to read it more closely. But I've added my quick thoughts. Thanks for the note.--BirgitteSB 03:56, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Template:Unreferenced

Hi! You might be interested in the discussion at Template talk:Unreferenced#Proposal to change wording. Thank you. ascidian | talk-to-me 15:12, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, I have shared my thoughts.--BirgitteSB 17:26, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention from January 2007

Why did you delete Category:Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention from January 2007 with 16 articles in it? --Pascal666 20:46, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

I don't know why you are assuming I deleted a category as general housekeeping with 16 articles in it, but you are mistaken. Looking into the articles that appear there now would show you why this is a mistake. Obviously I deleted the empty category it because the backlog had been cleared and it was unnecessary as no new articles would be added to a category for tags placed in January 2007.--BirgitteSB 16:00, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, my mistake (obviously). Thought that was rather strange. --Pascal666 18:38, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
It's rare for people to quickly revert about old tags especially over so many articles. But in this case, all sixteen articles are characters of the same plot so anything that happens to one will likely happens to all sixteen. This issue used to mostly happen when someone redirects an article to something else and weeks or months later it is reverted back to a separate article, placing it in a deleted category. But lately there seems to be a lot of scripts that are finding slightly mis-typed parameters in templates and correcting them. So articles which never showed up in the category before (even though they always had the template) are now appearing in deleted categories. Hopefully these scripts will all finish running soon and then these deleted categories will be a less common issue again.--BirgitteSB 19:41, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Hey there

Hi Birgitte, I was nice to bump into you again! All the best Tim Vickers (talk) 21:23, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

I suddenly found myself very active here today! It was funny to see you make a copy edit I was thinking of doing myself. I hope you have a nice long weekend.--BirgitteSB 21:27, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

File:James M Langtry.JPG

The picture was taken from the original British Passport with 100% permission of the new owners of this material as we are talking about a deceased person (a person who past away almost 40 years ago). But, as I said… I was given permission to take the picture and to use it for any purpose … in fact I mentioned to this people the possibility of uploading the picture onto the wikipedia allowing any one to make use of the picture… and they were 100% happy with it. So, it’s got to be 100% fine with the copyright status. So, please be kind enough to remove your concerns about the copyright status with regard to this picture. By the way,… thanks. --Michael Peer (talk) 09:39, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

I am sorry, but the situation you are describing is not PD-self. If you have permission from the copyright holder, who is likely the photographer that took the picture, you should be able to get them to release the copyright. But you cannot release the copyright as if you actually are the copyright holder, which is what the template you used means.
Well, put it this way… I think you need to be aware that the picture was taken back in the very late 1930s (the passport was issued in the early 1940s) the type of camera used only produced one negative which back in time, it was the costume, it was given together with all the pictures to Mr JM Langtry.
The person who took the photo, the professional photographer has been dead for a very long time as the picture was taken over 70 years ago. The photographer, at the time, I am told, It was not particularly young… plus the there was no continuity with the photographic studio… it doesn’t exist any more. In fact it closed down after the Second World War… There is nobody other than the owners of the passport, who by the way also own the negatives, who can claim an demonstrate any type of ownership over any copyright of any description… and those people have given me expressed consent to up-load the picture onto the wikipaedia plus have given me expressed consent to use the picture for whatever I might want… so I am the new and only copyright-holder and I am releasing the copyright as PD-self. So, it's got to be right... I think.
--Michael Peer (talk) 21:38, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
I know that it is against all common sense, but the copyright is owned by the heirs of the dead photographer. Copyright law does not follow common sense. Owning the photograph, even the negatives, is not the same as owning the copyright. And you cannot obtain permission to use something from people who do not own the rights. When the photographer has been dead for 70 years it will become PD. But it will never be appropriate to label it as "PD-self", because you do not own any copyright on the work. Do you know when the photographer died?--BirgitteSB 14:00, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
I’ve been making some enquiries and it might be easily as many as 70 years ago as the picture was taken in Spain during the turbulent years of the “Spanish Revolution” … which was followed by the world war and political reprisals against dissidents of the new Spanish regime… So… if it’s PD instead of PD-self … what code should I enter to ensure that the label is the right one… because you have to remember that the picture of the picture was taken by me… =S
--Michael Peer (talk) 13:43, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
Being taken outside the US probably changes things. I am not sure exactly how without doing some research. If you can get the name and year of death of the photagrapher and the year and location the photo was taken, I will do some research. Or as much of the information as you can get. I won't have time to really research it till later in the week. But I could ask a few other people who deal with images more often than I do, once there are more details.--BirgitteSB 18:17, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
The only catch is that in Spain things due to the Spanish Revolution and stuff when you go a bit back checking records and stuff its not necessarily very easy… you can get stuff from the day of Christopher Columbus and all that shipments of gold from America and stuff but when you try to get births, marriages, deaths censuses and stuff online there is very little. On the other hand the owners of the negatives and passport they don’t know exactly who the owner of the studio was exactly as by name nor where the studio was exactly so we might be just heading for a brick wall, were nobody knows for real much about it. =S
Still, these guys, the owners of the passport plus negatives are more than happy to carry on allowing me to do whatever I want with this picture. =]P
--Michael Peer (talk) 11:12, 31 May 2009 (UTC)


Your note

Hi, I replied on my page to keep the discussion in one place. It's nice to hear from you. :-) SlimVirgin talk|contribs 17:10, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

RFA

In case you get any further heat over your recent talk page comments you might find this diff useful. In a similar situation, I was criticized for not airing my concerns at the appropriate time when I listed a concern during RFA2 which occurred before RFA1 (an early withdrawal). After that I decided I would do as you have done today in future situations, although I have not yet been in that situation again. It seems, you just can't avoid being accused of maliciousness in these situations.--BirgitteSB 22:00, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the note! It did cross my mind that I likely would be criticised for digging up old grievances if I waited until a future RfA to express my concerns. I'm glad to see that my hunch wasn't off-base. —David Levy 22:47, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:CiterSquad

Up an running :) Jeepday (talk) 11:18, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

ACPD pages created

I've created two initial pages for the ACPD:

Please add them to your watchlist, stop by, and so forth. The latter page has a couple of logistical issues that we should discuss sooner rather than later, so I'd appreciate if you could find some time to comment on them.

Thanks! Kirill [talk] [pf] 13:33, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

Flagged revisions

Hello Birgitte, I'm a bit baffled by your response here. I seem to have unintentionally stepped on a nerve, but I can't for the life of me work out why. Could you elaborate and educate me, it's not an issue I've been following. Kind regards --Joopercoopers (talk) 14:37, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

I am not sure what you mean honestly. If you mean about asking not to send inquiries to the mailing list, it is because there have already been about a half a dozen such inquiries. And there is not a great deal of goodwill toward en.WP to begin with. If you don't understand what I mean by that, I am afraid I cannot be more explicit without resorting to speculation that I would rather avoid.BirgitteSB 15:05, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
Just the 'derisive comments' re. WPen bit really (do we have a reputation per chance?), and yes I thought your response was directly to mine rather than to root. regards --Joopercoopers (talk) 13:53, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Yeah we really do have unfavorable reputation. PM did email foundation-l about it again and it seems to have just been ignored rather than derided, although I am not caught up on my email lists completely. You have to realize the context of emailing a list that covers the big picture of all WMF wiki's about a bug which is desired by only one language of one project. Given also that there is a working version of the extension available which several other languages are happy to use out of the box. That en.WP chose to wait for a customized version rather than using what others find workable does not help convince outsiders that this is a priority need. When any xx.WP keep pestering the list about why their pet bug isn't done yet (which no other WMF wiki needs), they become unpopular. By chance of size and the fact that all en.WP users already speak the language of the list, more en.WP users who seem generally less aware/concerned of other the language versions and projects make their way to that list with en.WP-centered requests than any other wiki. That is one of the things that harms our reputation there. But there are some real historical problems that shaped the poor reputation, as well as differences that were approached with insensitivity on en.WP's part, and some it is still undeserved. BirgitteSB 18:22, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Cheers - the communities gone crackers again, clearly. As we are by far the largest wiki, with by far the most BLP's and the attendant risk of lawsuits, wouldn't it make sense to use the 'out of the box' functionality, until we get our 'custom paint job' working properly, on the basis that something is better than nothing? --Joopercoopers (talk) 00:45, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
I think it would make sense to use it out-of-the-box, but en.WP wouldn't agree to that. I don't know a great deal about the changes requested, they might not be something you could start one way and change in mid-stream. But I don't think there is any significant risk from lawsuits for the greater project. Immunity is pretty solid for that. Individual editors who add problematic stuff are the ones with the legal risk. It is more of an ethical and public relations issue in my opinion.BirgitteSB 13:49, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

old bugs, and those unfiled

Dear BSB, I'd like to see a list of old/unresolved but important bugs (important to any significant group), perhaps roughly organized by project and topic, that communities can use to press for a specific slate of changes. It would help many discussions about how to support smaller / newer projects if there were this list of priorities [a number of lists, with the priorities of a number of specific groups].

Do you know of such a list? I haven't seen one on meta... and if there are well-known saved searches of bugzilla for this purpose, I haven't seen those either. If it doesn't exist, let's start one. I certainly know that there are important priorities that have never been expressed or filed as bugs, because people who are stymied by them feel they would simply be ignored - we need to change that. +sj+ 13:37, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Once Brianna put together a list like this. Music notation is still outstanding for Wikisource (bug 189!!). Labeled Section Transclution is working now if the list is that old. I am not sure if anything else on that list was Wikisource but there was a few items for Commons. I think she sent it to wikitech-l but I get the digest and have trouble tracking anything I save from there. I would ask her if she has a copy.BirgitteSB 13:47, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

NOMCOM and Matt Halprin

Birgitte, the question has arisen about whether the Nominating Committee (of which you were or are still a member) was supposed to be the active agent in proposing Matt Halprin for the WMF Board of Trustees. Was that how it actually worked, or did this take shape in some other way? -- Thekohser 19:29, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

I have answered on list.--BirgitteSB 23:41, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Advisory Council on Project Development

There is a thread on the talk page of the above named article regarding whether that council is still active at Wikipedia talk:Advisory Council on Project Development#Still viable?. As one of the listed members, your input would very likely be useful. Thank you. John Carter (talk) 16:35, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

I saw there was a new thread there yesterday, but I was having computer problems last night. I will try and get over there tonight.--BirgitteSB 17:12, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

SmackBot

There was a bug in template Article issues. Thanks. Rich Farmbrough, 16:01, 13 September 2009 (UTC).

Answer

Answered you to the best of my ability: [7]. I wasn't sure what you meant by your first question, as I was thrown off by the syntax. Hope things are clearer for you now. Anti-Nationalist (talk) 19:34, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Thought you might be interested...

...in reading the opinion of Paul Siebert at 01:27, 29 September 2009 (UTC). In case you haven't already seen it, the diff to his comment is here and the complete discussion is here. I've also informed him that I've shared his comments with you. Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 00:28, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks I hadn't seen that.--BirgitteSB 00:38, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
I think it is very important because Paul truly understands the group with an insiders perspective not available elsewhere, even though he is often at odds with them on various EE articles. Viriditas (talk) 00:39, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Arbitration Committee code of conduct

Your insight would be appreciated at Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee code of conduct. SlimVirgin talk|contribs 09:54, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Your aims?

If you would, Birgitte, could you enlighten me of your aims on the EE mailing list page? I can't make head nor tail of it, but I do want to understand what you are trying to do. Cheers, Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 21:43, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

I aim to increase my own understanding and hopefully that of others. I don't know if this will result in anything effective or not. I hope it might, and I don't think that it can do any harm. I find the the case to be the a generally informative study of an editing Battleground, especially given the archive.
I became interested in the case immediately because one of my soapboxes is about private evidence in Arbcom cases and determined to keep tabs on it. This is something that has been mishandled in the past provoking my attention (see my question in the last Arbcom election to confirm). It may not turn out not to be a big issue here after all since the list archives aren't really private anymore insofar as they can be crowd-sourced. I read the evidence and was provoked to comment by Piotrus's section. Since then I have been provoked by other comments and responded to what either seemed most in need of correction or to what I thought deserved an explanation from me because of my prior participation. I hope that is a useful explanation as I am little unsure what you want to know. I didn't really begin commenting with any aims in mind.--BirgitteSB 22:11, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
Some of your comments made me think that you at some moment or other studied psychology, or you even may be an expert in this field. Am I right? (Igny (talk) 15:28, 5 October 2009 (UTC))
Sorry, but I never even took Pyschology 101 back when I was in college. --BirgitteSB 19:03, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Alright, thanks for clearing that up. :) Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 04:15, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Question

As I mentioned somewhere on the arbcom pages, I am looking for an admin mentor. I don't know if the Committee will remove my admin powers or not (beyond the temporary injuctions), but in either case I would like a neutral and experienced admin to review my actions for half a year following the end of the case, and present a report to the community/committee on whether I have acted as an administrator should (this would either justify - hopefully - me retaining the tools, or be used to determine whether I should be given them back). I am wondering if you'd be interested in becoming such a mentor? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 01:33, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

I am not interested in mentoring. I think you would be better off with someone more experienced in editing controversial subjects. I am thinking of someone like TimVickers, although I have no idea if he is interested in mentoring people or even following this case. But someone with that sort of experience would be more helpful than myself. I doubt I would be very good at mentoring. Especially with someone who is as active as you. I am not online enough to keep up. And if I were to try and keep up with your activities, I would have to further neglect projects that I already spend too little time on.--BirgitteSB 16:16, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Sincerest form of flattery

I have moved your "Unsolicited Advice" to my user page with attribution.Fartherred (talk) 17:26, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. You remind me that I should put my regular user page back, now that I am over my bout of pessimism.--BirgitteSB 17:35, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
I am thankful to you and Benjamin Franklin for advice. Could you take a moment to look at my latest version of a user's page and comment on my talk page? No hurry.--Fartherred (talk) 16:00, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for taking time to look at my page. I was wondering if people would think it is just silly.--Fartherred (talk) 13:35, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Re: On the development of articles

Not sure what you asking, but there is no private wiki to be worried about. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 19:51, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

I understand your concerns and I assure you there is nothing to worry about; there is no other website which could lay a claim to any content posted here. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 07:44, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Your comment at Arbcom/Requests....

I found your comment on the Giano case very impressive. You said much more clearly one of the main things I was trying to articulate, namely: There may be community willingness to deal with Giano's wiki-space/talk-page contributions. There may even be evidence somewhere for a case. But if Arbcom wants to solve some perceived problem, this is just not the case to do it in. If they want to give Giano a fair hearing, it can't happen with all the Wiki-schmutz and irrelevancies that would accumulate in Evidence; and if anyone DID have more nefarious motives such "silencing" Giano, that's not likely to be an outcome either. I think a case right now would take months, probably, and end only with a series of "X is admonished...", "Y is reminded..." and "the community is urged..." remedies. I don't think there would be a quick outcome; I don't think either side would accomplish what it meant to; and worst, I don't think any good precedent could be set by it. I really hope they decline the case... Anyhow, as I said, your comment was very germane; I hope the Arbs take it under sdvisement. Thanks! GJC 00:47, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. There is something about a Committee that reduces decisions made by clever and well-informed people to the lowest common denominator. I really wonder if they are capable of pulling out of the nose dive they are in. Avoiding this case would be a good start.--BirgitteSB 02:09, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/MZMcBride 2

An Arbitration case in which you commented has been opened, and is located here. Please add any evidence you may wish the Arbitrators to consider to the evidence sub-page, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/MZMcBride 2/Evidence. Please submit your evidence within one week, if possible. You may also contribute to the case on the workshop sub-page, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/MZMcBride 2/Workshop.

On behalf of the Arbitration Committee, Ryan PostlethwaiteSee the mess I've created or let's have banter 23:02, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

I never got one of these before. Well can't say I happy this case going forward, but I don't really expect that matters. I doubt I will have anything to add to it.--BirgitteSB 23:53, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Fozzie's vote

He in fact, voted against the motion.--Tznkai (talk) 04:18, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks--BirgitteSB 05:33, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

If Arbcom was trying to say "follow normal admin tool procedure", it was poorly communicated. Precisely.

I believe that's why SirFozzie opposed it. The other arbitrators apparently did not anticipate that tool use would continue given that the RFC is well underway. In fact, several of them publicly stated that, for example, summary deletions should stop. The motion was regrettably unclear on this point, which I lamented in a subheading. Cool Hand Luke 18:39, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

I hope you will excuse me for cutting out your earlier reply. I realize it is far too easy to overlook Arbcom picking a better of several bad options behind the scenes and merely seeing that the final public result is bad. I am not sure how my thoughts about what is done and finished and can be very helpful seeing as Arbcom shows no inclination of reviewing the motion.--BirgitteSB 20:42, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

PSTS

Hi, I am currently involved in a proposal for a guideline on primary, secondary and tertiary sources. I have just discovered that you were once involved in a similar proposal a while ago - either in contributing to it directly or in discussing it on its talk page. You may wish to get involved in the current proposal and I would encourage you to do so - even if you just want to point out where we have gone wrong! Yaris678 (talk) 23:50, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

I still see alot of the old problems in this. The accident with newspaper story (as example of a clear secondary source) still stands out to me as very poor. All contemporaneous reports can be used as primary sources. Close in time to an event counts just as well as other intimacies. I was hoping I might be inspired give a fuller review over there. But the idea of going over all that stuff again has remained rather unappealing.--BirgitteSB 02:10, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Template:Word Bubble

Hello! As is quite obvious, I am using a word bubble. If you want to know how, i found the template on zeldapedia, where everyone is using these user talk fauna, and I figured they would be quite popular here. Instructions on how to make your own are at Category:UserTalk templates and the template is here. Wierdox (talk) 19:25, 9 July 2010‎ (UTC)

There seems to be a coding problem with your template. It has put this page into Category:UserTalk templates. I looked to try and fix it for you, but I couldn't make heads or tails of it.--BirgitteSB 01:58, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Re: Scriptorium

Hi, BirgitteSB. I just checked on the Scriptorium at Wikisource. If you can, I would like you to do the SUL process using the username of "Noddy1". Thanks for your help. - Talk to you later, Presidentman (talk) Random Picture of the Day 15:03, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Nashville area?

There is some talk of a Nashville area meetup. Would love to have your participation! -- SatyrTN (talk / contribs) 00:27, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Local page created for this weekend's meetup

I just created Wikipedia:Meetup/St. Louis to parallel the page on the WP10 site. Easy to watchlist! Hope to see you there. Cheers.--Chaser (talk) 15:21, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Details set. Hope to see you there.--Chaser (talk) 06:11, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
I am finishing up my vacation and won't be back in town until the evening. I hope STL has a good turnout!--BirgitteSB 12:24, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

You're invited to the New York Wiknic!

You could be having this much fun! Seriously, consider coming.

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Take along your friends (newbies permitted), your family and other free culture enthusiasts! You may also want to pack a blanket, some water or perhaps even a frisbee.

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Meetup image

Be advised that File:Chicago Meetup 4 - BirgitteSB.jpg is up at commons and at the Wikipedia:Meetup/Chicago 4 page.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 23:41, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

NARA, Wikisource, and St Louis Meetup

Hi Birgitte. Maybe it would be a good idea to share this possible project with the Wikipedia:Meetup/St. Louis folks? I see that you're not the only one in town there with a NARA interest :)--Pharos (talk) 23:35, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Children's Museum backstage pass

The Children's Museum Backstage Pass! - You are invited!
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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is hosting its second Backstage Pass and its first Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, August 20. The museum is opening its doors to Wikipedians interested in learning about the museum's collection, taking them on a tour of the vast collection before spending the afternoon working with curators to improve articles relating to the Caplan Collection of folk toys and Creative Playthings objects. Please sign up on the event page if you can attend, and if you'd like to participate virtually you can sign up on the Edit-a-Thon page. ---LoriLee (talk) 15:10, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Titration peer review

Hello! I've started a peer review on Titration, and would be much obliged if you could give me some input. Thank you very much for your time. :) Neonfuzz (talk) 17:47, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC Oct 22

You are invited to Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and lectures that will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and here!--Pharos (talk) 03:57, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Contnued socking and disruption by a 'temporarily unblocked' user

Long ago, you "temporarily unblocked" User:Jediknight95758 to participate in an arbcom case that has since been closed. Since then, he has continued on and off to sock and cause disruption at Koi, and Talk:Koi. He has abandoned his Jediknight95758 account, and now edits exclusively through socks. The latest series of disruptions was reported by User:William Allen Simpson here: Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/IncidentArchive731#Multiple_violations_by_multiple_IP_addresses.

Unfortunately, the report fell through the cracks at ANI. In order to make it easier to deal with future disruptions, could you please reblock this account?

You may also want to have a look at: Category:Suspected_Wikipedia_sockpuppets_of_Jediknight95758

Thanks, LK (talk) 03:27, 12 December 2011 (UTC)


I don't actually recall this, and haven't the time at the momemt to familarize myself with what would be the appropriate sort of block (is emailing ability an issue? etc.) If this is still unresolved tommorrow I will look into conclusively. I am on mobile at moment.
Please feel free to do whatever you feel appropriate in the meantime.--BirgitteSB 00:07, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
I think I'll post it at WP:SPI. That's probably the most appropriate place to take this. Thanks, LK (talk) 03:37, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

National Archives ExtravaSCANza

You are invited to the National Archives ExtravaSCANza, taking place every day next week from January 4–7, Wednesday to Saturday, in College Park, Maryland (Washington, DC metro area). Come help me cap off my stint as Wikipedian in Residence at the National Archives with one last success!

This will be a casual working event in which Wikipedians are getting together to scan interesting documents at the National Archives related to a different theme each day—currently: spaceflight, women's suffrage, Chile, and battleships—for use on Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons. The event is being held on multiple days, and in the evenings and weekend, so that as many locals and out-of-towners from nearby regions1 as possible can come. Please join us! Dominic·t 01:09, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

1 Wikipedians from DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, New York City, and Pittsburgh have been invited.

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MSU Interview

Dear BirgitteSB,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk)23:27, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary

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Wishing BirgitteSB a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 00:31, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

You're invited to Wiki-Gangs of New York @ NYPL on April 21!

Wiki-Gangs of New York: April 21 at the New York Public Library
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Join us for an an civic edit-a-thon, Wikipedia meet-up and instructional workshop that will be held this weekend on Saturday, April 21, at the New York Public Library Main Branch.
  • Venue: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (NYPL Main Branch), Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Room 227).
  • Directions: Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street.
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (drop-ins welcome at any time)

The event's goal will be to improve Wikipedia articles and content related to the neighborhoods and history of New York City - No special wiki knowledge is required!

Also, please RSVP!--Pharos (talk) 17:12, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes St. Louis

I'm drafting Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes St. Louis. Tell me what you think. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 10:14, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

You're invited to Wikipedia Takes St. Louis!

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High-contrast-camera-photo.svg Dust off your Polaroid camera and pack your best lenses. The first-ever Wikipedia Takes St. Louis photo hunt kicks off Sat, Sept. 15, around noon in downtown St. Louis. Tour the streets of the Rome of the West with other Wikipedians and even learn a little St. Louis history. This event is a fun and collaborative way to enhance St. Louis articles with visual content. Novice photographers welcome! Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 06:53, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes St. Louis

We got good weather. Hope you'll make it downtown for all the action! Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 08:09, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

The Missouri Botanical Garden needs help!

Hi BirgitteSB! The Missouri Botanical Garden is currently working on the Art of Life project, which might build a very useful collaboration with the Wikimedia Commons. They plan to use computational techniques to identify the hundreds of thousands of illustrations in the 39 million pages scanned and published online by the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). The identified illustrations are going to be pretty metadata-poor: the BHL only has bibliographic information on each book, and won't be able to add much more information to the images. The BHL is thinking about uploading these illustrations (those in the public domain, anyway) to the Commons, where they could be used to illustrate Wikipedia articles and (hopefully!) have additional metadata added to them.

I worked with the BHL over the summer preparing the groundwork for this process, including setting up a collaboration page, setting up a category and creating a template for BHL metadata. But the next step -- building bridges between the BHL and the Commons -- is going to be critical, and I'd really appreciate your help in making that happen. User:Pharos suggested that you might be interested, or know other St. Louisans who might be interested, in working with BHL and the Missouri Botanical Garden. Closer ties between the BHL and the Wikimediaverse would also be of benefit to Wikisource -- many books and journals scanned by the BHL would make interesting Wikisource content, including works by Audubon, Rafinesque, and Linnaeus.

Let me know if you'd like to find out more, either on my talk page or Nuvola apps email.svg by e-mail ! -- Gaurav (talk) 06:22, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC this Saturday Dec 1

You are invited to Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and workshops focused on film and the performing arts that will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and at meetup.com!--Pharos (talk) 06:54, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Celebration and Mini-Conference in NYC Saturday Feb 23

Doing the "Open Space" thing at one of our earlier NYC Wiki-Conferences.

You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia Day and the 12th anniversary (!) of the founding of the site at Wikipedia Day NYC on Saturday February 23, 2013 at New York University; sign up for Wikipedia Day NYC here, or at bit.ly/wikidaynyu. Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues!

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience!--Pharos (talk) 01:29, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup NYC this Sunday April 14

Hi BirgitteSB! You're invited to our next meeting for Wikipedia Meetup NYC on Sunday April 14 -this weekend- at Symposium Greek Restaurant @ 544 W 113th St (in the back room), on the Upper West Side in the Columbia University area.

Please sign up, and add your ideas to the agenda for Sunday. Thanks!

Delivered on behalf of User:Pharos, 17:59, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

STL Wiknic

Are you free for this year's Wiknic on Sat, June 22nd? Otherwise Independence Day at Fair St. Louis could also be a good time to meet. I penciled us in for Turtle Park but I'm open to anything. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 09:31, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

I am out of town the last week of June.--BirgitteSB 17:14, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

NYC Wiki-Picnic: Saturday June 22

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic NYC in Brooklyn's green and lovely Prospect Park, on this Saturday June 22! We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck :) -- User:Pharos (talk)

Articles deletion

Dear BrigitteSB,

I apologize for the inconvenience, but have no other way than appealing for administrators’ help recover a deleted article.

I published a film article entitled Drits (Derivas), a film by Portuguese director Ricardo Costa. It is the second film from an autobiographic trilogy, Faraways. The article was kept untouched by several months. To my surprise, it was recently eliminated and redirected to the director’s page with no discussion. I undid the redirection, but saw the article was proposed to deletion. Reason: independent, verifiable, secondary resources. I argued that the article couldn’t have but primary sources (the producer’s ones) as it is an upcoming film, like many others listed at upcoming films. A film that has not yet been premiered or distributed may not be commented. Besides, none of the films so listed has ever been deleted or even contested.

At last, in discussion, user User:reddogsix proposed that the article should be renamed to Drifts (film) or similar, and at the same time put at the disambiguation page of Dritf this reference «Drifs, unreleased film by Ricardo Costa (filmmaker). I created a new page for the same article entitled Drifts (Portuguese film). As the semantic root “drift” seemed to be the problem, I replaced the article name to Derivas (Drifts) and published it once more with some improvements. As a result, the article was fast deleted and I blocked for three days.

In the meantime, a new article about the trilogy was published: Faraways, which was proposed to fast deletion as well by the same user, User:reddogsix.

Although unreleased, although having no reliable secondary sources, Drifts is unquestionably an outstanding film for its uniqueness and characteristics: autobiography, comedy, docufiction, metafiction in one. I guess that “outstanding” may be a synonym for “notable” in such cases and that articles like this shouldn’t be deleted without previous cared analyses: important information may be lost.

This sequence of interventions is clearly a personal attack by User:reddogsix, supported by two or three user friend. It has no other explanation. It contributes in nothing to improve articles quality. Mists article, which I created on 10 September 2010, is the latest example. The article structure was unreasonably modified, loosing clarity and useful content.

NOTE: sent to 30 administrators.

Thanks for your attention,

User:Tertulius 21:06, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn! Saturday September 7

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Please join Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn scavenger hunt on September 7, 2013!
Everyone gather at the Brooklyn Public Library to further Wikipedia's coverage of—
photos and articles related to Brooklyn, its neighborhoods and the local landmarks.
--EdwardsBot (talk)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup! Saturday October 5

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join the Wikimedia NYC Meetup on October 5, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for education, museums, libraries and planning WikiConference USA.
--Pharos (talk) 21:47, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon! Saturday November 2

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join Wikipedia "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon on November 2, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for Greenwich Village articles on the history and the community.
--Pharos (talk) 21:40, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon" at Queens Library! Friday December 6

Queens Library
Please join Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon on December 6, 2013!
Everyone gather at Queens Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for borough articles on the history and the communities.
Drop-ins welcome 10am-7pm!--Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

A late barnstar

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Thank you for you participation in (and your kind advice for) Wikipedia Takes St. Louis 2012. Hope you make make it next one! Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 01:13, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Saturday: NYC Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join Wikipedia "Art and Feminism Editathon" @ Eyebeam on Saturday February 1, 2014,
an event aimed at collaboratively expanding Wikipedia articles covering Art and Feminism, and the biographies of women artists!

There are also regional events that day in Brooklyn, Westchester County, and the Hudson Valley.
--Pharos (talk)

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon
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You are invited to join upcoming Wikipedia "Editathons", where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on a selected theme, on the following two Saturdays in March:

I hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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Request for comment

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Wiknic 2014

I've provisionally set Faust Park as the destination for our next Wiknic on Sun, July 6, but I'd like to hear what works for you. Mark Schierbecker (talk) 11:10, 15 June 2014 (UTC) FKA Marcus Qwertyus.

Faust Park is great, but I haven't solidified my Fourth of July plans yet and may be going out of town for the whole week.--BirgitteSB 16:27, 15 June 2014 (UTC)


Saturday June 21: Wiki Loves Pride

Upcoming Saturday event - June 21: Wiki Loves Pride NYC
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You are invited to join us at Jefferson Market Library for "Wiki Loves Pride", hosted by New York Public Library, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Wikimedia LGBT and Wikimedia New York City, where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on this theme:

11am–4pm at Jefferson Market Library.

We hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic

Sunday July 6: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1pm–8pm at southwest section of the Great Lawn, north of the Delacorte Theater.

Also, before the picnic, you can join in the Wikimedia NYC chapter's annual meeting.

11:30am-12:30pm at Yeoryia Studios, 2067 Broadway.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 16:51, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

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July 6: St Louis Wiknic

You're invited to join this local wiki-event on July 6, 2014: St Louis Wiknic.--Pharos (talk) 14:53, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Sunday August 17: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share

Sunday August 17: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share
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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

2pm–5pm at Yeoryia Studios at Epic Security Building, 2067 Broadway (5th floor).

Afterwards at 5pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 15:57, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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Upcoming event at the WWI Museum in Kansas City

Hello! I would like to invite you to a Wikipedia editathon about WWI and Dissent on November 22 at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. Join us for the U.S. branch of this international event as we write more social history from the era around WWI into Wikipedia! All editors are welcome, contributors to topics around WWI other than Dissent also encouraged! Food and drinks will be supplied by the WWI museum, Sadads (talk) 21:38, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share

Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share
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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.

6:30pm–8pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Afterwards at 8pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 07:10, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

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Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon

Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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You are invited to join us 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 (which also includes events in Brooklyn and Westchester!).

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) 06:02, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

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Sunday March 22: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference

Sunday March 22: Wikipedia Day NYC 2015
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You are invited to join us at Barnard College for Wikipedia Day NYC 2015, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference for the project's 14th birthday. 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.

10:00pm - 9:00 pm at Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, by W 118th St

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) 21:58, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

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April 29: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday April 29, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our inaugural 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 on Lady Librarians & Feminist Epistemologies! 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) 18:28, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

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June 10: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting

Wednesday June 10, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our next evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on our agenda: recent and upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

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) 15:45, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

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Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity

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July 8: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday July 8, 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 will also feature on a review of past and upcoming editathons, including Black Lunch Table Editathon @ MoMA on July 13.

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) 05:44, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

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Notification of imminent suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity

Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in more than one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed pending your return if you do not return to activity within the next several days. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, and that you have not been inactive for a three-year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three-year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. –xenotalk 18:24, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity

Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in more than one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions have been removed pending your return. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, and that you have not been inactive for a three-year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three-year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. –xenotalk 01:18, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Sunday August 2: WikNYC Picnic

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.
Subway: "F" train"F" express train"G" train to 15th Street – Prospect Park (IND Culver Line)

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 03:31, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

(Bonus event: WikiWednesday Salon @ Babycastles - Wednedsay, August 19)

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August 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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

Wednesday September 16, 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 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)

Bonus events, RSVP now for our latest upcoming editathons:

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Saturday October 3: WikiArte Latin America Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

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!)

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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Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!)

Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim
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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

Wednesday October 28, 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, 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)

Bonus events, RSVP now for our latest upcoming editathons:

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Sunday Nov 22: Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon & Women In Science Edit-a-thon

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
  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sun Nov 22

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
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Sun Nov 22

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.


Bonus event:

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:32, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

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ArbCom elections are now open!

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Dec 9: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC; Dec 12: Art & Law editathon + Dec 13: Black Film editathon

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)


Bonus events, RSVP now for our upcoming editathons:

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

Saturday January 16: Wikipedia Day NYC 2016
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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)

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) 17:56, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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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)

(Bonus upcoming event: WikiWednesday Salon @ Babycastles - Wednesday, February 17)

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Feb 16: Art+Feminism Training / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim
Feb 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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

Saturday March 5, 10am-5pm: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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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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March 16: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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) 18:06, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

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April 13: WikiWednesday Salon NYC and Mini-Video Opportunity

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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Saturday April 30: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim

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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May 25: WikiWednesday Salon NYC / Enterprise MediaWiki Conference

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) 13:50, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

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Sunday June 5: Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon

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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June 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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) 01:38, 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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Wednesday June 29: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

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) 21:03, 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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Sunday July 10: WikNYC Picnic @ Central Park

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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August 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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) 23:20, 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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September 14: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting

Wednesday September 14, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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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 will also feature on our agenda, upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

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 CFR!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

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.

Along with the main meeting, hummus 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) 18:06, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

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Sun October 16: CommonsLab / Open House NY Photo Contest + Hackathon

Sunday October 16, 2pm: CommonsLab / Open House NY Photo Contest + Hackathon
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On Sunday, October 16, Wikimedia NYC will host a multimedia tutorial, workshop, and hackathon focused on Wikimedia Commons and the work processes for cultural multimedia wiki-projects.

The CommonsLab is the concluding "upload party" to the Wikipedia @ Open House New York Weekend photo scavenger hunt, and an accompanying Wikimedia Commons multimedia hackathon.

The event will take the form of a modified unconference, with sessions for photographers/creatives, editors/writers and hackers/software folks!

2:00pm - 8:00 pm at NYU ITP, Tisch School of Arts, 721 Broadway, 4th Floor

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:35, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

And RSVP now for our next event after this, focusing on Latin American art and artists:

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Saturday October 22: WikiArte Latin American Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

Saturday October 22, 10am: WikiArte Latin American Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of Latin American artists.

The WikiArte (Wiki Arte y Cultura Latinoamerica) edit-a-thon is a global campaign to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Latin American arts and culture and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

Featuring an opening Artists' Panel at 10am, with Sol Aramendi, Sharon Lee De La Cruz, and Marisa Morán Jahn, to be moderated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, curator at El Museo del Barrio.

The Museum of Modern Art and Fundacion Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros are uniting with international allies to focus on the lives and works of Latin American artists, architects and designers. With keystone events scheduled for October 22 in New York City and other cities throughout the month (Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Caracas, & others), the campaign aims to further similar goals to Art+Feminism.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. Introductory training on the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given throughout the edit-a-thon. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

10:00am - 6:00pm at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue)
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) 23:29, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

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Saturday November 12: Women in Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences (plus Sunday Indigenous People's Justice event)

Saturday November 12, 12-4pm: Women in Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences
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Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at NY Academy of Sciences (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering Women in science for their second annual edit-a-thon!.

This event also coincides with the year-long celebration of the Academy's 200th Anniversary and a Women in Red online campaign.

Beginning and experienced Wikipedia writers are both welcome, and there will be helpers on hand to assist those new to editing the encyclopedia.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 19:26, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

And RSVP now for our other event this Sunday in Brooklyn, focusing on Indigenous communities and social justice:

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Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim

Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim
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On Saturday December 3, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fifth Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from Greater China. The event will cap off Wikipedia Asian Month, an online campaign dedicated to augmenting Asian content on Wikipedia throughout November.

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. Editors are invited to view the exhibition Tales of Our Time following the event.

The Guggenheim aims to raise awareness of the artists featured in the Tales of Our Time exhibition supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, and Art+Feminism.

  • Enter at the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 09:45, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

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December 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (plus Wikipedia Day on Jan 15!)

Wednesday December 21, 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.

This will be the holiday party! Celebrate a December holiday with us, or in wiki-fashion, edit the calendar itself and join us to celebrate any holiday of your choice regardless of when it usually happens.

Featuring special guest presentations on structure data, university library meetups, metrics and reporting, and other topics.

We will also follow up on plans for recent 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, savory and sweet pies 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) 21:43, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

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Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference

Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC 2017
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day NYC 2017, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th 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.

With special guests Katherine Maher of the Wikimedia Foundation and Tim Wu of Columbia Law School speaking on our Post-truth panel!

Also featuring an International/Multilingual panel, a Documenting Activism panel, a Multimedia/Tech Panel, a Science panel, an Art panel, and more.

And there will be cake.

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 Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

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) 14:57, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

February 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday February 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 WikiProject La Guardia and Wagner Archives, WikiProject Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wiki Loves the Dominican Republic, and more.

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 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) 22:17, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Get ready now for Black WikiHistory Month Weekend:

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March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA (and beyond!)

Saturday March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54th Street, on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. There will be childcare, snacks, multiple trainings and panel discussions. People of all gender identities and expressions welcomed and encouraged to attend.

This year’s edit-a-thon kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with a conversation about information activism with writer Joanne McNeil and Data & Society Research Institute Fellow Zara Rahman, moderated by Kimberly Drew, the social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, creator of the Tumblr “Black Contemporary Art,” and the person behind @museummammy on Instagram. Afternoon breakout groups will engage in focused discussions about related issues, including intersectionality and librarianship, power structures in notability guidelines on Wikipedia, and radical archives. --Pharos (talk) 18:46, 7 March 2017 (UTC)


And a broader calendar of events on the theme this week/weekend, and the next:

  • Mar 08 - Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology
11am - 5pm
in New York, NY
Wikipedia:NYC/FIT/Womens Day Edit-a-thon
  • Mar 11 -Purchase College Library
11am - 4pm
in Purchase, NY
Facebook event
  • Mar 11 - The Museum of Modern Art
10am - 5pm
in New York, NY
Facebook event
MoMA event
  • Mar 12 - Interference Archive
2pm - 6pm
in Brooklyn, NY
Interference Archive event
  • Mar 12 - Kickstarter HQ
10am - 5pm
in Brooklyn, NY
Eventbrite event
  • Mar 18 -SVA Library
12pm - 5pm
in New York, NY
Eventbrite event

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Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel

Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel
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On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, and following on the recent Art+Feminism campaign, we'll focus on building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 05:14, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

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April 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday April 19, 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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) 18:30, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

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Sunday May 21: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon + global online challenge

Sunday May 21, 10:30 am - 4:30pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon: Met Open Access Initiative is the Metropolitan Museum of Art's first edit-a-thon, being hosted on Sunday May 21, 2017 in Thomas J. Watson Library at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The Met is excited to make available over 375,000 images of public domain artworks for contribution to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse collection onsite and remotely. The event is a key marker too of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's first Wikimedian-in-Residence program, with resident Richard Knipel (User:Pharos), along with Wikimedia NYC. We invite you to help enhance Wikimedia communities and platforms with open access images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The event requires pre-registration. To register, 1) please sign-up with Eventbrite via The Met's website and 2) add your Wikipedia username to the #Participants on the wikimeetup page. Please check-in with museum staff when you arrive at the Thomas J. Watson Library within the museum.

We also welcome remote participation for the global Met Open Access Artworks Challenge (15 May - 30 June, 2017), you can sign up there at Met Open Access Artworks Challenge/Participants. --Pharos (talk) 16:24, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

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May 24: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday May 24, 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.

Topics this month include the TED wikiproject, the Met wikiproject, and encouraging free video on Wikimedia Commons!

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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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) 19:30, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

  • P.S. bonus event this weekend:

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Thursday June 22: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

Thursday June 22, 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 third 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.

Themes for this event include art related to HIV/AIDS activism and on LGBTQ artists of the African Diaspora as part of the Black Lunch Table project.

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) 21:40, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our Sunday June 25 Hackathon @ Ace Hotel, the Sunday July 9 Wiknic on Governors Island, and other upcoming events.

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Sunday July 9: WikNYC Picnic @ Governors Island

Sunday July 9, 1-6pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" on New York City's green and historic Governors Island, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1–6pm - come by any time! Our reserved picnicking area is Grill #5 by Nolan Park in the northern part of Governors Island.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 11:03, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

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July 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday July 19, 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 02:37, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

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Sunday July 30: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel

Sunday July 30: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel
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On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, we'll focus on Wikipedia casual editing, ways to use and develop Wikidata, building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 14:21, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

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August 30: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday August 30, 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 12:03, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

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September 27: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting

Wednesday September 27, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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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.

This month will also feature on our agenda, upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 00:42, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

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Sunday October 15: Wikipedia @ Open House New York / Weekend Photo Competition

Sunday October 15: Wikipedia @ Open House New York / Weekend Photo Competition
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This event is the concluding "upload party" to the Wikipedia @ Open House New York Weekend photo scavenger hunt, and an accompanying Wikimedia Commons tutorial and multimedia hackathon,

Learn how to work with your photos to illustrate New York City articles!

Note that this is part of the larger Open House New York Weekend activities on Saturday and Sunday, when sites normally closed to the public are open for public visits and photography.

If you can, bring your camera/photos to the event, and a laptop if you'd like to engage in adding photos to articles. But this is not necessary.

For photos from last year's event, see the OHNY campaign 2016 on Wikimedia Commons.

  • Date: Sunday October 15
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Ace Hotel New York. 20 West 29th Street, Manhattan.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 15:33, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

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October 18: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday October 18, 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 13:21, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon (Nov 19) and global online Wikipedia Asian Art Month (Nov 1-30)

Sunday November 19, 10:30 am - 4:00pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
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The Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ The Met will be the Metropolitan Museum of Art's second edit-a-thon, hosted on Sunday November 19, 2017 in the Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education (81st Street entrance) at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Following the first Met edit-a-thon in May 2017, the museum is excited to work with Wikipedia Asian Month for the potential to seed new articles about Asian artworks, artwork types, and art traditions, from any part of Asia. These can be illustrated with thousands of its recently-released images of public domain artworks available for Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse Asian collections onsite and remotely.

10:30 am - 4:00 pm in Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Uris Center for Education
81st Street entrance, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue

Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Light snacks, drinks and cake will be provided.

We also welcome remote participation for the global online Wikipedia Asian Art Month, running November 1-30.

Thanks, and hope to see you at the museum, and/or as part of the online Wikipedia Asian Month contest!--Pharos (talk) 16:36, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

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November 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC @ NYU ITP

Wednesday November 15, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC @ NYU ITP
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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 NYU ITP Tisch School of the Arts (4th floor) at 721 Broadway 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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 NYU ITP Tisch School of the Arts (4th floor), 721 Broadway
(note that we are not at Babycastles this month)

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) ~~~~~

P.S. You are also invited to Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday November 19!

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December 13: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday December 13, 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 18:43, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to AfroCROWD Street Culture Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and Year End Celebration on Saturday December 16!

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Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference

Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC 2018
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day NYC 2018, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with keynotes, plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

And there will be cake.

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 - 6:30 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

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) 18:41, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

This Sunday! Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference (updated speakers + schedule)

Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC 2018
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Part of Wikipedia's global 17th birthday celebration, Wikipedia Day NYC 2018 at Ace Hotel will include a mini-conference of scheduled panels as well as unconference style talks and discussions proposed by attendees on the day of the event. We are very excited to announce speakers such as Jason Scott (Internet Archive), Jackie Koerner (Visiting Scholar, Wiki Ed), and Andrew Lih (Wikimedia DC), as well as a fantastic line-up of panels that highlight projects and issues of relevance to the Wikimedia NYC community.

See Wikipedia Day NYC 2018 speakers + schedule

And there will be cake.

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 - 6:30 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

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! --Megs (talk) 02:22, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

February 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday February 21, 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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! --Megs (talk) 22:19, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to Africa and the Diaspora Edit-a-thon @ Schomburg Center for Black Culture on Saturday February 24!

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March 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday March 21, 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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! --Megs (talk)

P.S. You are also invited to Art + Feminism Events in the New York Metropolitan Area continuing this month!

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CANCELLED: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

CANCELLED: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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Due to the winter storm warning, the WikiWednesday Salon & Skillshare scheduled for March 21st has been cancelled. Please consider attending one of the many edit-a-thons scheduled for this week. We look forward to editing with you soon!

--Megs (talk)

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WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday April 25th, 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. 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.

Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda! After the main meeting, pizza and video games in the gallery.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our agenda, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Megs (talk)

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May 23: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday May 23, 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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, 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, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 03:13, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to Action = History: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Asian American Literature on Sunday May 27!

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June 20: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (and Pratt Women Wikipedia Design this Saturday June 16)

Wednesday June 20, 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. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 19:12, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to Wikiproject Women Wikipedia Design @ Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Saturday, June 16!

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Thursday July 12: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ Jefferson Market Library

Thursday July 12, 5-8pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ Jefferson Market Library
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Wikimedia NYC invites you to attend a Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon on Thursday, July 12th at Jefferson Market Library! Wiki Loves Pride is a global campaign to expand and improve LGBT-related content across all Wikimedia projects, in all languages. We are holding this year's event in July in order to support folx who want to contribute a photograph they took at one of NYC's many Pride events or edit an article about something they learned this June. Not sure what to contribute? No problem! We will have a list of articles that need your help.

5:00pm - 8:00 pm at Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave

--Megs (talk) 14:56, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to the "picnic anyone can edit", the Great American Wiknic NYC @ Prospect Park, Sunday, July 29!

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Sunday July 29: Annual Wiki-Picnic @ Prospect Park

Sunday July 29, 2-7pm: Annual Wiki-Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Brooklyn's green Prospect Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

2–7pm - come by any time! Our reserved picnicking area is by Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance, located at Prospect Park West and 15th Street.
The picnic will be held by the park's Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance immediately on the lawn to your right as you walk through the lovely lotus columns.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 08:23, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

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August 29: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday August 29, 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. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 23:51, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

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September 26: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting

Wednesday September 26, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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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. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

This month will also feature on our agenda, upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections - you can add yourself as a candidate.

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 and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 20:42, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

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Sun October 14: Open House New York Weekend Upload Party @ NYU ITP and Indigenous People's Justice Edit-a-thon @ Interference Archive

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You are invited to join two events supported by the Wikimedia NYC community on Sunday October 14:

2:00pm - 6:00 pm at ITP, Tisch School of the Arts. New York University (721 Broadway, New York, NY)
The photo competition is at many sites all weekend, this is just the concluding event
2:00 - 5:00pm at Interference Archive (314 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY)
Note the new Park Slope location for Interference Archive

Have a WikiWonderful Weekend! --Pharos (talk) 04:53, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

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October 24: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

October 24, 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 Triangle Arts Association in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Triangle Arts Association (Suite 317 & 318) at 20 Jay Street, Brooklyn
(note this month we will be meeting in DUMBO, Brooklyn, not at Babycastles)

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) 01:28, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

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Sunday Oct 28: Wikidata Birthday Party

Sunday October 28: Wikidata Birthday Party
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Wikidata, the newest project of the Wikimedia movement, went live on October 29, 2012. Please join Wikimedia New York City as we celebrate its sixth birthday at the Ace Hotel. There will be (optional) lightning talks, casual conversation, and, most importantly, CAKE!

No experience with Wikidata? No problem. This event is open to all.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues on Sunday!--Wikimedia New York City Team 15:32, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Bonus edit-a-thons on Saturday

The day before the Wikiata Birthday, on Saturday, you are also welcome to join Archtober Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ Bard Graduate Center or Black Lunch Table @ Magnum Foundation. Please RSVP to those pages if you plan on joining.

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December 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

December 19, 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 Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan, near Columbus Circle. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus (South Lounge) at 113 W 60th Street, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Manhattan, near Columbus Circle, not at Babycastles)

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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 03:21, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

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January 13: Wikimedia NYC invites you to Wikipedia Day 2019

Sunday January 13: Wikipedia Day 2019 in NYC
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day 2019, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 18th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event features keynote presentations, panels, lightning talks, and, of course, open space sessions.

And there will be cake.

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.

9:30AM - 6:00PM at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 3-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 20:34, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

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Feb 27 WikiWednesday Salon + Mar 2 MoMA Art+Feminism and beyond

February 27, 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 08:59, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Saturday March 2: MoMA Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon
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Art+Feminism’s sixth-annual MoMA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will take place at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 4 West 54 Street, on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. People of all gender identities and expressions are encouraged to attend.

And on Sunday this weekend:

Stay tuned for other Art+Feminism and related edit-a-thons throughout the month!

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March 20: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public Library

March 20, 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

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! This month, optional post-meetup drinks afterward at 9pm!--Wikimedia New York City Team 18:46, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Saturday March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public Library Art+Feminism Editathon
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Organized by Asia Art Archive in America]and Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs of the New York Public Library and in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, the Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Women in Art in Asia helps participants edit Wikipedia to create and improve articles about women artists and practitioners in and from Asia, including architects, designers, filmmakers, curators, and art historians. Books and research materials—as well as refreshments—will be provided.

Also check out other Art+Feminism and related edit-a-thons throughout the month!

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April 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + April 4 and 5: LaGuardia Community College Translatathon 2019

April 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 21:05, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Thursday April 4 and Friday April 5: Translat-a-thon NYC 2019 @ LaGuardia Community College
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Translat-a-thon NYC 2019 @ LaGuardia Community College is hosting the second annual Wikipedia Translatathon! At this event on Thursday evening and during the day Friday this week, anyone from the public is invited to LaGuardia to join students, professors, and CUNY faculty in translating Wikipedia articles among any languages which attendees understand. Themes for this event include public health and the history of New York City.

New York City has a large immigrant population and great diversity of speakers of various languages. Among all schools in New York City, LaGuardia has the highest percentage of immigrant students, the highest percentage of students who speak a language other than English as their first language, and the greatest representation of language diversity. It is a strength of LaGuardia that it can present "Wikipedia translatathons", which are Wikipedia translation events.

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May 22: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

May 22, 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

Featuring this month a presentation by Interference Archive guests, and a group discussion on the role of activist archives and building wiki content based on ephemeral publications and oral histories.

To close off the night, we'll also have Wikidojo - a group collaborative writing activity / vaudeville!

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 17:09, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

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June 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (stay tuned for Pride on weekend!)

June 19, 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 05:36, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Stay tuned for details om next event!
Sunday Jun 23: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Sunday June 23: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

June 23, 12:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. Togethe, we'll create new and expand existing Wikipedia articles on LGBT artists and artworks with LGBT themes in the Met collection!

With refreshments, and a special museum tour in the afternoon!

And there will be a wiki-cake!

Open to everyone at all levels of experience, wiki instructional workshop and one-on-one support will be provided.

See also the global Wiki Loves Pride photo contest, as well as the Met's online LGBT Art Writing Contest, and also the LGBT Health Writing Contest.

12:30pm - 4:30 pm at Uris Center for Education, Metropolitan Museum of Art (81st Street entrance) at 1000 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
(note this is just south of the main entrance)

This is the fifth annual Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon supported by Wikimedia NYC! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 16:29, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Stay tuned for details on next event!
Sunday July 14: Great American Wiknic @ Roosevelt Island

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Sunday July 14: Annual NYC Wiki-Picnic @ Roosevelt Island

July 14, 2-7pm: Annual NYC Wiki-Picnic @ Roosevelt Island
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You are invited to join us at the "picnic anyone can edit" in the lovely Southpoint Park on Roosevelt Island, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

This year the Wiknic will double as a "Strategy Salon" (more information at Wiknic page), using open space technology to address major questions facing our social movement.

2–7pm - come by any time!
Our picnicking area is at Southpoint Park, south of the tram and subway, and also just south of the Cornell Tech campus.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

Celebrate our 13th year of wiki-picnics! We hope to see you there! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 21:35, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

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August 28: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (+editathons before and after)

August 28, 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

Featuring this month a review of the recent Wikimania 2019 conference in Sweden!

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 17:57, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Edit-a-thons at Interference Archive and The Met

Also check out these editing events, before and after our WikiWednesday Salon:

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Saturday Sept 7: Met Fashion Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sept 7, 12:30pm: Met Fashion Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for Met Fashion Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. Together, we'll expand Wikipedia:WikiProject Fashion topics for basic clothing types that can be illustrated by the Met collection, and also past Costume Institute exhibitions!

It's the last weekend for Camp: Notes on Fashion, and we will have an intro talk to the exhibit by a guest from the Costume Institute, and participants will then be able to visit it on their own. Galleries will be open this evening until 9 pm.

With refreshments, and there will be a wiki-cake!

Open to everyone at all levels of experience, wiki instructional workshop and one-on-one support will be provided.

12:30pm - 4:30 pm at Uris Center for Education, Metropolitan Museum of Art (81st Street entrance) at 1000 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
(note this is just south of the main entrance)
Galleries will be open this evening until 9 pm, and some wiki-visitors may wish to take this opportunity to see Camp: Notes on Fashion together after the formal event.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends, colleagues and students! --Wikimedia New York City Team 19:37, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

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Sept 25: WikiWednesday Salon NYC

September 25, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

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! --Wikimedia New York City Team ~~~~~

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Oct 23: WikiWednesday Salon NYC

October 23rd, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 05:32, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

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Saturday Nov 16: Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saturday November 16, 12:30 pm - 4:30pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
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The Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ The Met will be hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday November 16, 2019 in the Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education (81st Street entrance) at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The museum is excited to work with Wikipedia Asian Month for the potential to seed new articles about Asian artworks, artwork types, and art traditions, from any part of Asia. These can be illustrated with thousands of its recently-released images of public domain artworks available for Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse Asian collections onsite and remotely. Asia Art Archive will host a sister event in Hong Kong next week.

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm in Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Uris Center for Education
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And there will be sandwiches and Wiki-Cake!

Thanks, and hope to see you there! --Wikimedia New York City Team 16:45, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

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Nov 20: WikiWednesday Salon NYC

November 20, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan

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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 16:15, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

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Dec 18: WikiWednesday Salon NYC

December 18, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan

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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 02:48, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

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Jan 22: WikiWednesday Salon NYC

January 22, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan

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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 20:06, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

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Saturday Jan 25: Met 'Understanding America' Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jan 25, 12:30pm: Met 'Understanding America' Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for the Met 'Understanding America' Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side.

Together, we'll expand Wikipedia articles on American history and art, and the understanding that all communities bring to American culture, as reflected in the Met collection up until ca. 1900.

With refreshments, and there will be a wiki-cake!

Open to everyone at all levels of experience, wiki instructional workshop and one-on-one support will be provided.

12:30pm - 4:30 pm at Uris Center for Education, Metropolitan Museum of Art (81st Street entrance) at 1000 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
(note this is just south of the main entrance)
Galleries will be open this evening until 9 pm, and some wiki-visitors may wish to take this opportunity to see exhibits together after the formal event.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends, colleagues and students! --Wikimedia New York City Team 21:00, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

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Feb 19: WikiWednesday Salon NYC

February 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon 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 Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan

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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 20:59, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

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March 18: First ever ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC

March 18, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon 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. This month, as part of Wikimedia NYC's commitment to the well-being of members, we will hold WikiWednesday online via Zoom videoconferencing! To join the meeting from your computer or smartphone, just visit this link. More information about how to connect is available on the meetup page.

We look forward to seeing local Wikimedians, but would also like to invite folks from the greater New York metropolitan area (and beyond!) who might not typically be able to join us in person!

Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm online via Zoom

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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 04:36, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

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April 22: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC

April 22, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-8pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop. This month, as part of Wikimedia NYC's commitment to the well-being of members, we will hold WikiWednesday online via Zoom videoconferencing! To join the meeting from your computer or smartphone, just visit this link. More information about how to connect is available on the meetup page.

We look forward to seeing local Wikimedians, but would also like to invite folks from the greater New York metropolitan area (and beyond!) who might not typically be able to join us in person!

This month, we've invited Esther Jackson of the New York Botanical Garden to join us for an Earth Day focused conversation.

Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 8:00 pm online via Zoom (optional breakout rooms from 8:00-8:30)

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! --Wikimedia New York City Team 23:24, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

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Sat May 9: Symposium on Wikipedia and COVID-19

Symposium on Wikipedia and COVID-19 (May 9)
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for a Symposium on Wikipedia and COVID-19, which aims to answer questions the public may have about Wikipedia's coverage of the pandemic. The event includes four speakers, all of whom are active contributors to the topic area on Wikipedia, but bring different perspectives, backgrounds, and interests. The event is free and open to the public, broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook, and questions taken from viewers on these platforms. Abstracts and speaker bios are available on the event page.

Symposium on Wikipedia and COVID-19

Saturday May 9, 6:00PM - 8:00PM EST (22:00 - 24:00 UTC)

online via YouTube and Facebook

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--Wikimedia New York City Team 14:46, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

May 20: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC

May 20, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-8pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop. This month, as part of Wikimedia NYC's commitment to the well-being of members, we will hold WikiWednesday online via Zoom videoconferencing! To join the meeting from your computer or smartphone, just visit this link. More information about how to connect is available on the meetup page.

We look forward to seeing local Wikimedians, but would also like to invite folks from the greater New York metropolitan area (and beyond!) who might not typically be able to join us in person!

This month, we'll focus on WikiProject New York City and our favorite local articles, as well as Wiki Loves Pride past and future.

Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 8:00 pm online via Zoom (optional breakout rooms from 8:00-8:30)

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!

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--Wikimedia New York City Team 15:58, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

June 17: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC

June 17, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-8pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop. This month, as part of Wikimedia NYC's commitment to the well-being of members, we will hold WikiWednesday online via Zoom videoconferencing! To join the meeting from your computer or smartphone, just visit this link. More information about how to connect is available on the meetup page.

We look forward to seeing local Wikimedians, but would also like to invite folks from the greater New York metropolitan area (and beyond!) who might not typically be able to join us in person!

This month, we'll check in on the global WikiCup race and have as featured speaker our local champion and frontrunner, who is trying to win it by writing as many new New York City articles as possible, as well as other local and global topics.

Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 8:00 pm online via Zoom (optional breakout rooms from 8:00-8:30)

We especially encourage folks to add your 3-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues!

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--Wikimedia New York City Team 01:53, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

Sun Aug 16: Great American Wiknic NYC & Beyond

August 16, 3pm: Great American Wiknic
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our annual summer Great American Wiknic, this year being held virtually.

We look forward to seeing local Wikimedians, but would also like to invite folks from the greater New York metropolitan area (and beyond!) who might not typically be able to join us in person!

Featuring artist-Wikimedian Sara Clugage's "Picnics: An Outside History" for a cultural exploration of picnicking, knowledge and society during the national panel in the first part. We encourage you to call in for the second part from a local park or natural site and share it on the video stream, as well as sharing your favorite picnic grub or other special foods with us.

Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda. The Wiknic is taking the place of "WikiWednesday" this month, so we will also include salon and knowledge-sharing workshop aspects.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm online via YouTube (watch our national panel's livestream, and participate by text chat)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm online via Zoom (participate by videoconference with NYC community)

We especially encourage folks to share your parks and foods on screen, and add your 3-minute lightning talks to our roster for the Zoom portion, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues!

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--Wikimedia New York City Team 22:28, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

Sat Sep 26: Met Fashion Virtual Edit Meet-up

September 26, 12:30pm: Met Fashion Virtual Edit Meet-up
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community and the Metropolitan Museum of Art for our The Met x Wikipedia Virtual Edit Meet-up: Met Fashion.

This is a follow-up to last year's successful MetFashion 2019, and will follow a similar theme optimized for a remote online experience.

We will be partially coordinating with the international Wiki Loves Fashion campaign.

Watch and join the livestream! The Metropolitan Museum of Art event on Saturday Sep 26 will host a tutorial and question-and-answer session live on YouTube and other social media platforms.

  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Presentation
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Guidance and Q&A

Chat about improving articles! Support will be provided to help guide new editors in this area at Wikimedia Fashion Chat for the duration of the campaign.

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--Wikimedia New York City Team 17:50, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

October 21: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC

October 21, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-8pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop. To join the meeting from your computer or smartphone, just visit this link. More information about how to connect is available on the meetup page.

We look forward to seeing local Wikimedians, but would also like to invite folks from the greater New York metropolitan area (and beyond!) who might not typically be able to join us in person!

In honor of Wikidata's 8th birthday earlier this month, we especially encourage lightning talks related to Wikidata and Wikidata adjacent projects and tools. We'll also discuss the recent proposal to change the Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws, including the Statement of Opposition from Wikimedia NYC.

7:00pm - 8:00 pm online via Zoom (optional breakout rooms from 8:00-8:30)

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--Wikimedia New York City Team 04:11, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

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