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WikibreakEdit

Due to limited access I am forced to take a break. For about a week I shall do very little. Jim.henderson (talk) 19:19, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

Nope. Just yesterday and the day before. Mostly I'm properly connected this morning, and doing some catchup. Jim.henderson (talk) 13:46, 6 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 14:52, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

You're invited! Coronavirus in New York City: Translate-A-Thon - ONLINE - February 6th, 2021 -Edit

February 6th, 11am-1pm E.S.T: Coronavirus in New York City: Translate-A-Thon - ONLINE

Hello Jim.Henderson! You are invited to join the Brooklyn based Sure We Can community for our 3rd NYC COVID-19 themed Wikipedia Edit-a-thon / translate-a-thon - ONLINE - Saturday, Feb 6th, 2021 11am - 1pm. The edit-a-thon is part of Sure We Can's work with NYC Health + Hospitals to stop the spread of Covid-19. We plan to continue to work on translating the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City article into the many languages spoken in New York City; as well as, work on other ideas about how information on wikipedia could slow the spread of Covid-19.

We'd love to see you Jim.

11:00am - 1:00 pm E.S.T online via Zoom (optional breakout rooms available)

--Wil540 art (talk) 02:49, 4 February 2021 (UTC)


February 17: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYCEdit

February 17, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC
Welcome to Wikimedia New York City!

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 will include a discussion of Black WikiHistory Month in February, plans for WikiWomen's History Month in March, and of course the great work that is being done in these topical areas throughout the year. We will also have a relevant demonstration of the Wikipedia:Did you know process. 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)

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--Wikimedia New York City Team 01:24, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

Thursday Feb 25: ONLINE Black Wiki History Month at the Schomburg CenterEdit

Feb 25, 1:30-5pm: Black Wiki History Month at the Schomburg Center

You are invited to join the AfroCROWD and Wikimedia NYC communities for the 7th year of this edit-a-thon, this time being held in a virtual format. More information about how to connect is available on the meetup page, and register on the form to get the Zoom link.

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!

1:30pm - 5:30 pm online, register on the form to get the Zoom link

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--Wikimedia New York City Team 07:23, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

If I were not put off by the reception my idea got, what would I do next?Edit

I replied to you kind comment on my user page, but I am not sure how to make sure you see it.

I haven't figured what the @ sign does in front of someone's name. Also, I realized that I forgot to ask you the most important question, which is what do you think I should do next?

I find it strange that there is no way to communicate privately on Wikipedia, unlike on social media.

There was some discussion about me on the page of the person that closed the discussion on the MOS talk page. And I then started a discussion on EEng's page with very mixed results, to put it mildly. Had you already looked at those?

Hope you are keeping well. Arctic Gazelle (talk) 22:52, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Sat Mar 6: Met Women's History Month Virtual Edit Meet-upEdit

March 6, 12:30pm: Met Women's History Month 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: Women's History Month.

We will be partially coordinating with Art+Feminism and all of the International Women's Day and Women's History Month campaigns.

Watch and join the livestream! The Metropolitan Museum of Art event on Saturday Mar 6 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 Gender Gap Editing Chat for the duration of the campaign.

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--Wikimedia New York City Team 01:55, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Hello Jim! Thank you for your collaboration!Edit

RE: Counterfeits Despite the popularity and proliferation of BBS systems used for construction and architectural projects in the technology' early years, it is not known to the general public to what extent the smartmodem and on-board BBS applications remains cloned with respect to insider terror and influence of home satellite communications technology. [citation needed] In the final years of consumer production, the General Instrument VideoCipher line was used extensively in areas at least known to be within Ontario, Canada concerning marking homes and individuals for organized crime.

  • I saw you edited the section of "‎Smartmodem: Organized criminal counterfeit satellite terror can await citation" recently on Bulletin Board System. I am a collaborator as well on that section and would appreciate further assistance concerning establishing effective citations for that entry on the Wikipedia encyclopedia.
  • Although I sense some comparisons in your storied 12 year history on Wikipedia, I must mask up my own history I do not know how to confirm this entry other than 'personal research' and cannot at this point provide EPROM samples rather than simply the included text.
  • How would you suggest adding this section again without triggering involvement with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Interpol without hooking my own paper trail from this location in homicide and sexual assault trails that would jeopardize the safety of both reader and contributor?
  • It's International Women's Day in a few hours and time keeps on slipping away. What is your "informed' response?
  • I'm including a tag to Jimmy Wales for dispute resolution to remark that some stations of satellite BBS'ing might have included adulterated cocaine and poppers use on KU Band dual LNB. For Bill Blair, how would this user know the places I've been and the things I've seen? Spadina/Dundas change collection...know whatti mean? (I would consider further editing of this section or deletion to be whitewashing giving no historical access to satellite cameras or enhanced 3D)

EntertainingDollopOfGel (talk) 10:33, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Sat Mar 13: Asia Art Archive in America: Art and Feminism Edit-a-thonEdit

March 13, 12-5pm: Asia Art Archive in America: Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community and Asia Art Archive for our fourth annual (and first virtual) Asia Art Archive in America: Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon!

Organized by Asia Art Archive in America and NaPupila in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong and supported by Wikimedia NYC, this event brings together participants to discuss, create, share, and improve Wikipedia articles about women and non-binary artists.

We will be partially coordinating with Art+Feminism and all of the International Women's Day and Women's History Month campaigns.

Register and join the virtual event!

P.S. Next WikiWednesday You are also invited to join our March 17 WikiWednesday next week with a Saint Patrick's Day guest speaker from Wikimedia Community Ireland.

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--Wikimedia New York City Team 00:22, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

March 17: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC with Wikimedia Community Ireland for St Patrick's DayEdit

March 17, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC with Wikimedia Community Ireland for St Patrick's Day
Welcome to Wikimedia New York City!

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!

As this WikiWednesday coincides with Saint Patrick's Day, we will have a guest speaker from Wikimedia Community Ireland, about Irish-language Wikipedia, the efforts of the community in Ireland, and personal work on historical biographies with a special Irish-New York connection.

This month will also include a discussion of Black WikiHistory Month in February and WikiWomen's History Month and Art+Feminism in March, and of course the great work that is being done in these topical areas throughout the year. 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 the talk page.

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 14:43, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

April 21: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC with with Environmental focusEdit

April 21, 7pm: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC with Environmental focus
Welcome to Wikimedia New York City!

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!

As this WikiWednesday is just the day before Earth Day, we will have an environmental focus.

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 the talk page.

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 00:30, 18 April 2021 (UTC)