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

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) ~~~~~

AFC Backlog DriveEdit

Welcome to The Wikipedia Adventure!Edit

 
Hi ! We're so happy you wanted to play to learn, as a friendly and fun way to get into our community and mission. I think these links might be helpful to you as you get started.

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Books & Bytes New Years Double IssueEdit

Books & Bytes

 

Volume 1 Issue 3, December/January 2013

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Happy New Year, and welcome to a special double issue of Books & Bytes. We've included a retrospective on the changes and progress TWL has seen over the last year, the results of the survey TWL participants completed in December, some of our plans for the future, a second interview with a Wiki Love Libraries coordinator, and more. Here's to 2014 being a year of expansion and innovation for TWL!

The Wikipedia Library completed the first 6 months of its Individual Engagement grant last week. Here's where we are and what we've done:

Increased access to sources: 1500 editors signed up for 3700 free accounts, individually worth over $500,000, with usage increases of 400-600%

Deep networking: Built relationships with Credo, HighBeam, Questia, JSTOR, Cochrane, LexisNexis, EBSCO, New York Times, and OCLC

New pilot projects: Started the Wikipedia Visiting Scholar project to empower university-affiliated Wikipedia researchers

Developed community: Created portal connecting 250 newsletter recipients, 30 library members, 3 volunteer coordinators, and 2 part-time contractors

Tech scoped: Spec'd out a reference tool for linking to full-text sources and established a basis for OAuth integration

Broad outreach: Wrote a feature article for Library Journal's The Digital Shift; presenting at the American Library Association annual meeting
...Read Books & Bytes!


Saturday: NYC Art And Feminism Wikipedia EditathonEdit

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 EditathonEdit

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

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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GOCE February blitz wrapupEdit

Guild of Copy Editors Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Blitzes/February 2014 wrap-up
 

Participation: Out of seven people who signed up for this blitz, all copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 16 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the March drive! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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HiEdit

Hi, im GenericBobJoe, you sent my IP address a warning for vandalism, the page that I apparently vandalized said the vandalism was in 2007. I got the computer with this IP last year, and I don't think teaneck is gay. I seriously do not know why this is happening. You should TempBan me from editing for now, maybe one day, and i'll see what's wrong with this computer. If this keeps happening,or if you might know anything about this, please reply. -GenericBobJoe

Eli SaganEdit

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

Saturday April 30, 1-6pm: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim

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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Pertaining to Newspaperarchive.comEdit

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

Wednesday November 15, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC @ NYU ITP

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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ANI NOTICEEdit

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rusf10 (talkcontribs)

March 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYCEdit

Wednesday March 21, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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 NYCEdit

CANCELLED: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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 NYCEdit

Wednesday April 25th, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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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WikiCup 2018 November newsletterEdit

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our Champion this year is   Courcelles (submissions), who over the course of the competition has amassed 147 GAs, 111 GARs, 9 DYKs, 4 FLs and 1 ITN. Our finalists were as follows:

  1.   Courcelles (submissions)
  2.   Kosack (submissions)
  3.   Kees08 (submissions)
  4.   SounderBruce (submissions)
  5.   Cas Liber (submissions)
  6.   Nova Crystallis (submissions)
  7.   Iazyges (submissions)
  8.   Ceranthor (submissions)


All those who reached the final win awards, and awards will also be going to the following participants:

Awards will be handed out in the coming weeks. Please be patient!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have achieved much this year. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition.

Next year's competition begins on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; it is open to all Wikipedians, new and old. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2019 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email) and Vanamonde93 (talk · contribs · email).

WikiCup 2019 March newsletterEdit

And so ends the first round of the competition. Everyone with a positive score moves on to Round 2. With 56 contestants qualifying, each group in Round 2 contains seven contestants, with the two leaders from each group due to qualify for Round 3 as well as the top sixteen remaining contestants.

Our top scorers in Round 1 were:

  •   L293D, a WikiCup newcomer, led the field with ten good articles on submarines for a total of 357 points.
  •   Adam Cuerden, a WikiCup veteran, came next with 274 points, mostly from eight featured pictures, restorations of artwork.
  •   MPJ-DK, a wrestling enthusiast, was in third place with 263 points, garnered from a featured list, five good articles, two DYKs and four GARs.
  •   Usernameunique came next at 243, with a featured article and a good article, both on ancient helmets.
  •   Squeamish Ossifrage was in joint fifth place with 224 points, mostly garnered from bringing the 1937 Fox vault fire to featured article status.
  •   Ed! was also on 224, with an amazing number of good article reviews (56 actually).

These contestants, like all the others, now have to start scoring points again from scratch. Between them, contestants completed reviews on 143 good articles, one hundred more than the number of good articles they claimed for, thus making a substantial dent in the review backlog. Well done all!

Remember that any content promoted after the end of Round 1 but before the start of Round 2 can be claimed in Round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews.

If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk).

Sept 25: WikiWednesday Salon NYCEdit

September 25, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC

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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I know how to use talk pages nowEdit

Hello, I'm sorry if I didn't get your attention for talking on Wikipedia but I now how to use the talk pages on Wikipedia now. TylerKutschbach

The Signpost: 28 December 2020Edit

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Welcome to the 2021 WikiCup!Edit

Happy New Year and Happy New WikiCup! The competition begins today and all article creators, expanders, improvers and reviewers are welcome to take part. If you have already signed up, your submissions page can be found here. If you have not yet signed up, you can add your name here and the judges will set up your submissions page. Any questions on the rules or on anything else should be directed to one of the judges, or posted to the WikiCup talk page. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will move on to round 2. We thank Vanamonde93 and Godot13, who have retired as judges, and we thank them for their past dedication. The judges for the WikiCup this year are Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). Good luck! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:10, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Academies at EnglewoodEdit

I'm trying to figure out why this help desk question was asked. It seems to have something to do with a move which was immediately followed by this edit. An IP restored approximately the same amount of content that was removed earlier (after improvements) and you essentially reverted that action. — Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 21:52, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

Vchimpanzee, there had been an edit war (of a kind) as to whether Dwight Morrow High School and the Academies at Englewood should be two separate articles or if they should both be covered within a single Dwight Morrow article. Even within Wikipedia attribution is required, and this issue often arises when an article is split, as the material moved from article A to article B has no history to demonstrate its provenance. For several weeks, the articles were being shifted back and forth, renamed, split, merged and material was removed and reinserted. While this was happening, copyright issues (or the appearance thereof) may have been created. That's my understanding of what happened. The battle there was so hot and heavy that I had basically stepped away, assuming that the pieces could be picked up later; I will take a look at the articles in question when I have a chance to do so. Alansohn (talk) 22:13, 5 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. I didn't know where to find a description of what the person was asking about.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 22:15, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Two years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:20, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

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Ludicrous?Edit

I saw your description of my edit as ludicrous. I'm going to put aside that you are violating the rules, insulting me, not discussing, not showing good faith, and that you gave you no justification, rational or irrational, for your revert. Your revert amounts to inventing your own rules. So let me tell you a few things about musicians, particularly jazz musicians. They lead peripatetic lives. Their income relies on performing. Most jazz musicians live in New York City because it has many if not the most jazz clubs and venues. When they are not in New York, they are travelling all over the world. So there's no point in saying "he lives in" or "based in". We already have birth place in the infobox. Why do you need more than that? Are you helping a stalker? Second, because they are usually on the road, it's impossible to say where they are right now. Third, what's the point of knowing that? Fourth, it's no one's business. You don't believe in privacy? OK, well, that's a sign of the times, I guess. The generations that grew up with the internet seem not to appreciate it. It used to be a self-evident truth that privacy was a good thing. It used to be a rule at Wikipedia that we err on the side of privacy. In the future, explain your edits and avoid the insults, treat people with respect—editors and subjects of articles. In the future, click on my name so you can learn something about the subject and so you can see that I know what I'm doing.
Vmavanti (talk) 00:55, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Vmavanti, people live somewhere; that's where they're from, especially when that information is backed by reliable and verifiable sources about the individual and where they live. Your pathetic excuse for deletion of sourced content was that listing his residence was an "invasion of privacy", which is based on your own manufactured ideas. Your nonsense about "helping a stalker" is belied by the fact that the sources are public and readily available to anyone, anywhere. I encourage you to find anybody to go along with you and seek to change consensus that people can only be identified by their birthplace. Your position here is patently ludicrous. Alansohn (talk) 01:06, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
You continue to break the rules and express yourself in an extremely offensive way. I'm going to tell an admin that you are obsessed with finding the location of these black jazz musicians. What your further plans are I don't know, but it certainly is weird. Birthplace in the infobox is enough. It's enough for everyone else. Why not you? The only other thing I can think of, which I have also encountered here, is you know this person or perhaps he is from your hometown and you are doing some boostering for your hometown. That's a generous view. Either way, stop being obnoxious and leave these people alone. If you are new, you have a lot to learn bout how to be a decent editor on Wikipedia.
Vmavanti (talk) 01:17, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
Vmavanti, please do. Please go and "tell an admin" that I am "obsessed with finding the location of these black jazz musicians", which I am doing as part of a process that I call "finding reliable and verifiable sources about their place of residence". You have a lot to learn about how Wikipedia works. Alansohn (talk) 02:09, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Friday Jan 15: ONLINE Wikipedia Day NYCEdit

January 15, 6pm: Wikimedia NYC celebrates 20 years of Wikipedia

Wikipedia Day is always a big day for Wikimedia NYC. While we cannot meet in person, we still have something special planned. We will begin the event with the debut of a new video celebrating our community. This will be followed by a panel discussion with some of the people you'll see in the video talking about Wikipedia's 20th anniversary, Wikimedia New York City, and the amazing work they do on Wikimedia projects.

The event will be broadcast live via YouTube. Feel free to ask questions for the panel through the chat!

We will also have some NYC wiki trivia you can participate in, with confectionery prizes.

6:00pm - 7:00 pm online via Wikimedia NYC on YouTube

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--Wikimedia New York City Team 14:48, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

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Any Recommendation ?Edit

Hi Alansohn. From PlainDonut Would you have any potential recommendation for a USER in the USA to assist in writing articles on USA Masters Athletics (Track and Field) ? Appreciate your input. PlainDonut (talk) 20:45, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Bancroft The Phantom SchoolEdit

I believe phantom school is the best way to describe the situation. I think that because if you were to visit it you would think in most parts that students could pour out the door at any moment. I would like to ask have you ever visited it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andrew T Coleman (talkcontribs) 16:35, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

  • Andrew T Coleman, I don't need to visit and a visit would make no difference. What's needed is reliable and verifiable sources describing it as a phantom school. Alansohn (talk) 16:57, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

I have changed the vocabulary so it is no longer an issue. Also, use google earth and you will see what I mean. But it is no longer important — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andrew T Coleman (talkcontribs) 18:20, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the update. Alansohn (talk) 13:18, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for the Keep voteEdit

For Sayanim (Mossad). It is not anti-semantic.

Sources: Thomas, Gordon (19 November 2015). Gideon's Spies: Mossad's Secret Warriors. Pan Macmillan. ISBN 978-0330375375.

Thomas, Gordon (17 February 2010). "Mossad's licence to kill". Daily Telegraph.

Richelson, Jeffrey T. (15 February 2007). "The Mossad Imagined: The Israeli Secret Service in Film and Fiction". pp. 138. Digital object identifier:10.1080/08850600600889431.

Dajani, Jamal (6 December 2017). "Mossad's Little Helpers". Huffington Post.

Hallel, Amir (1 October 2004). "At home with the Mossad men". New Zealand Herald.

"What if they are innocent?". The Guardian. 17 April 2009.

All in the article. I have no inclination to vote there. I busted my time researching and it goes to afd?!

BlueD954 (talk) 03:03, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

  • BlueD954, I read the article, I reviewed all of the sources (including the ones you've cited from the article and those I found in Google searches), I supported the article for retention and it looks like the battle is lost. It appears that folks have decided to delete the article based entirely on misinterpretation and misrepresentation. The material can be added into the article for Mossad. I can't blame you for your frustration. Alansohn (talk) 03:13, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
They are uneducated. BlueD954 (talk) 06:19, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 42Edit

  The Wikipedia Library

Books & Bytes
Issue 42, November – December 2020

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  • Libraries love Wikimedia, too!

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