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Perishable dogsEdit

Indeed. - TimDWilliamson speak 23:34, 10 September 2020 (UTC)

Removing the word "perished" as a euphemism for "died" was literally the reason I began editing Wikipedia, it just does not read right to me. Especially when said death was in conditions that would seem to be ideal for preservation. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 23:43, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
It really only belongs in letters from Civil War soldiers that start off "My dearest Hortense,..." - TimDWilliamson speak 23:57, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, there I can deal with it. But, like many things from the Civil War, it's best left in the past. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 00:28, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

Fredie BlomEdit

Hi, and I hope all is well. I don't think we've interacted before, so it's nice to 'meet' you as well. (for full disclosure, this was linked by Abishe on the Wikipedia discord earlier today). I saw Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Fredie Blom, and took a look at the sourcing. While I agree the consensus there was clearly to 'delete', I think that Blom has enough coverage to meet WP:GNG. Would you object if I re-wrote the article as a draft and went through AFC? Best, Eddie891 Talk Work 19:41, 13 September 2020 (UTC) (also posted at User talk:Tone --Eddie891 Talk Work 19:57, 13 September 2020 (UTC))

Sat Sep 26: Met Fashion Virtual Edit Meet-upEdit

September 26, 12:30pm: Met Fashion Virtual Edit Meet-up

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 17:51, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Interview RequestEdit

Before I go into huge amounts of detail, would you consider being interviewed (via audio) for an internet radio program? If it's a firm no then no need for me to go into more detail :) Topic would be about Wikipedia, and what adminship is like. Not looking for dirt or gossip, just genuine experiences and why you take the time to do it. MrAureliusRTalk! 10:01, 28 September 2020 (UTC)

Sure, that sounds like fun! I'm on EST and usually free by 5 PM on weekdays, so let me know whenever you want to do it. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 14:55, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
Awesome! I'm also on EST. There are a multitude of different ways to do an audio interview -- feel free to email me if you wish, or we can keep this on-wiki if you'd like! Skype, Zoom, Jitsi, Hangouts, Mumble, Discord are all great options for voice-only interviews. MrAureliusRTalk! 04:41, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Feedback?Edit

Hey, if you have a moment, I'd love for you take a look at the Intellec article. It's been quite a while since I did editing on Wikipedia, and I added a bunch of cited info and two pictures (CC-BY-2.5) to the article. I just wanted to know if anything jumps out at you as incorrect per Wikipedia standards -- formatting, layout, etc. Factually I'm fairly confident it's all well-sourced. Just hoping I haven't made any major errors! :) MrAureliusRTalk! 17:56, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

Looks fine to me. I edited the image captions a little, but everything else looks great. Nice article! The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 18:09, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

B a r n s t a rEdit

  The Original Barnstar
I dont know who you are but I love your edits at mainpage Regards, Jeromi Mikhael (marhata) 16:51, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

October 21: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYCEdit

October 21, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC

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 04:10, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Oversight?Edit

Hi, I'm hassling you as yours was the first name on the oversighters list that I recognised, hope that's okay. :) I came across this user Special:Contributions/2001:999:82:2048:3811:47FA:F083:45AD leaving messages on two IP editors' talk pages, claiming to know, and revealing, their names and other details, followed by what sounds like threats (?) to visit them at home. Seems not quite right to me, only I wasn't sure what to do about it — but you probably do? TIA, -- DoubleGrazing (talk) 07:48, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

TPAEdit

Per Special:Diff/986654047, you might want to revoke their talk page access. --Drm310 🍁 (talk) 16:02, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

Yep, done. Thanks. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 17:13, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

GenieEdit

Just wanted to say thank you for your work on the Genie (feral child) page, 50 years on from her discovery. It has made finding information about her so much easier, as the information is scattered across books and nowhere else. Well done! Any plans for further edits to the page? Abc2def2g (talk) 20:19, 4 November 2020 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Eight years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:56, 10 November 2020 (UTC)

Account deletionEdit

Hello, I am new to Wikipedia and my username was deleted by you back in October 2019 because the article in my sandbox was deemed "advertising". I would like to continue learning to use this platform by editing articles within my sandbox and was prompted to ask for permission from you prior to re-creating my user account today. So, I would like to kindly ask that you allow me to continue using my account please? Thank you very much for your help and I look forward to hearing from you.LyndsayNicole (talk) 13:59, 15 November 2020 (UTC)

October 18: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC (plus weekend editathons)Edit

October 18, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC

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!

This month we've invited the creators of instagram accounts @depthsofwikipedia and @wikipediapictures to chat with us about their Wiki* appreciation accounts. If there's a project you'd like to share or a question you'd like answered, just let us know by adding it to the agenda or responding to this message.

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

Editathons this coming Saturday

You are also invited to join thse two editathon on Saturday November 21:

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Appeal at ARCAEdit

Hi The Blade of the Northern Lights. I wanted to let you know that The C of E is appealing at ARCA a topic ban imposed by a consensus of administrators at AE, which you commented at as an uninvolved administrator. The ARCA request is at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Clarification_and_Amendment#Amendment_request:_The_Troubles. Best, KevinL (aka L235 · t · c) 07:48, 24 November 2020 (UTC)