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Hello, Merlinsorca, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Edit War on Lost: What They Died ForEdit

I had understood that Wikipedia discouraged edit wars, preferring editors to resolve with discussion. I am currently trying to find the Wikipedia policy in *untransmitted* spoilers. I personally can't see the justification at all for including this in an encyclopaedia. I don't think it's appropriate to call my edits vandalism or to threaten to blok me while you take part in an edit war. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.111.47.43 (talk) 13:54, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

I have asked on the Editor Assistance Requests page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.111.47.43 (talk) 14:07, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

I have added to Talk page on the advice of one of the Editors. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.111.47.43 (talk) 14:50, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Another gentle ping from WP:VGEdit

Dear Merlinsorca,

You are receiving this message because either [[Category:WikiProject Video games members]] or {{User WPVG}} is somewhere in your userspace, and you are currently listed in the "Unknown" section on the project's member list.

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Members listed in the "Unknown" section will be removed from the membership list and category at the end of January 2010. You may re-add yourself to the active list at any time. Thank you for your help, and we look forward to working with you.

Sincerely, the Video Games WikiProject (delivery by xenobot 21:54, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

File source problem with File:Spaceinvasion logo.jpgEdit

Thank you for uploading File:Spaceinvasion logo.jpg. I noticed that the file's description page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you did not create this file yourself, you will need to specify the owner of the copyright. If you obtained it from a website, please add a link to the website from which it was taken, together with a brief restatement of that website's terms of use of its content. However, if the copyright holder is a party unaffiliated from the website's publisher, that copyright should also be acknowledged.

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Fair use rationale for File:Spaceinvasion logo.jpgEdit

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Okay, im sorry.Edit

I just thougt the discussion page would be easier to navigate if I cleaned it up a bit.

Btw, Would you consider adding back the text that mentions Britney as the best-selling teenage artist?

Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.100.49.241 (talk) 23:55, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

OkayEdit

Would you consider adding back the text that mentions Britney as the bestselling teenage artist?

Source: http://britneyspearsblackout.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/guiness-2.jpg

--213.100.49.241 (talk) 00:17, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Thank you!Edit

I saw that you added back the text about Britney being the best-selling teenage recording artist in her discography article. I appreciate it!

--213.100.49.241 (talk) 21:32, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:LOGO DARKORBIT.jpgEdit

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InterviewEdit

Hi, I am a Wikipedian and researcher from Carnegie Mellon University, working with Professors Robert E. Kraut and Aniket Kittur. We’ve published many scholarly papers on Wikipedia and are partnering with the Wikimedia Foundation on several new projects.

I have been analyzing collaboration in Wikipedia, especially Collaborations of the Week/Month. My analysis of seven years of archival Wikipedia data shows that Collaborations of the Week/Month substantially increase the amount and nature of project members’ contributions, with long lasting effects. We would like to talk to Wikipedians to better understand the processes that that produce this behavior change.

We’ve identified you as a particularly good candidate to speak with because of your involvement with the WikiProject Video games' Collaborations, which is one of those we’ve been investigating. It would really help us if you would be willing to have a short talk with us, less than 30 minutes of your time. We can talk via skype or instant messenger or other means if you’d prefer. Do you have time at any point during this week to chat? If so, please leave a message on my talk page.

Thanks! (This my personal website)Haiyizhu (talk) 04:45, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

List of The Legend of Korra episodeEdit

I disagree with your decision to cut down the size of the summaries. The previous summaries are far more comparable to the summaries of Avatar: The Last Airbender (1 2 3).

On top of that, you can hardly compare Korra's list to one with 7 seasons, now can you? Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 21:49, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

I just wanted to say thank you for editing the post I made on the Holocaust page. I meant no disrespect, and the only reason I added that stuff was because my English teacher had us do an assignment that included adding random stuff to a wikipedia page on our subject for our term paper. Mine happened to be the Holocaust. She wanted us to see that anyone can edit a page and Wikipedia is not a reliable source. I'm sorry for any inconvenience.

~Lily

Lunar Lily Wolf (talk) 16:25, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion of Treet.TVEdit

Hi there, I set up the article as a stub as it is no where near finished and I was posting it online as we were asked to publish what we have so far as a stub online for our assignment, I'm sure you have good reason for wanting it deletion but this is why I shall attempt to amend any problems. Thanks --NomNomNomNathan (talk) 16:47, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your concern in this matter, kind regards NomNomNomNathan (talk) 23:51, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Dust 514 Fitting Screen, Work in Progress by CCP Games.jpg)Edit

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The Walking Dead (TV series) IPEdit

Hello, Merlinsorca. I'm stopping by your talk page to let you know that this IP has been reverting you. I've reverted the IP once thus far. Flyer22 (talk) 08:26, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2013Edit

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Proposed deletion of SpaceInvasionEdit

 

The article SpaceInvasion has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

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Nomination of SpaceInvasion for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article SpaceInvasion is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/SpaceInvasion until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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Orphaned non-free image File:Spaceinvasion logo.jpgEdit

 

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ArbCom elections are now open!Edit

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New deal for page patrollersEdit

Hi Merlinsorca,

In order to better control the quality of new pages, keep out the spam, and welcome the genuine newbies, the current system we introduced in 2011 is being updated and improved. The documentation and tutorials have also been revised and given a facelift. Most importantly a new user group New Page Reviewer has been created.

Under the new rule, you may find that you are temporarily unable to mark new pages as reviewed. However, this is nothing to worry about - most current experienced patrollers are being accorded the the new right without the need to apply, and if you have significant previous experience of patrolling new pages, we strongly encourage you to apply for the new right as soon as possible - we need all the help we can get, and we are now providing a dynamic, supportive environment for your work.

Find out more about this exiting new user right now at New Page Reviewers and be sure to read the new tutorial before applying. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:29, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!Edit

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RC Patrol-related Proposals in the 2016 Community Wishlist SurveyEdit

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Google Clips moved to draftspaceEdit

An article you recently created, Google Clips, does not have enough sources and citations as written to remain published. It needs more citations from reliable, independent sources. (?) Information that can't be referenced should be removed (verifiability is of central importance on Wikipedia). I've moved your draft to draftspace (with a prefix of "Draft:" before the article title) where you can incubate the article with minimal disruption. When you feel the article meets Wikipedia's general notability guideline and thus is ready for mainspace, please follow the prompts on the Articles for Creation template atop the page. TonyBallioni (talk) 18:17, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

I've added references. Will it really take over a month to get this article back? Merlinsorca 18:40, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
As an autoconfirmed user, you can move it back to the main space, but I would recommend letting a reviewer look over it. Since the product was just released today, its unclear whether or not it is notable. Time allows reviewers to see if it meets our inclusion criteria. If it were to be moved back to the article space, we likely have a deletion discussion. Continuing to develop this article as a draft and letting our articles for creation reviewers help you with it is probably the best way for it to become an article :) TonyBallioni (talk) 18:46, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the info. I won't move it back to article space myself after it's already been put in this process, especially as the article creator. I'll just wait for review. Merlinsorca 16:55, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Google Clips has been acceptedEdit

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Category:Wikipedians who like Black MirrorEdit

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Copyright problem on United States–Mexico–Canada AgreementEdit

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Rollback grantedEdit

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Hello! Thanks for leaving me a message...Edit

Hi there! I'm glad to meet another person who uses Ecosia! I'm mostly here to help with citations. I was curious, how do you get those badges on your profile, i.e, this user fights vandalism, uses Ecosia, etc. Thanks for your time! Reply back on my talk page so I get a notification — Preceding unsigned comment added by CarlyRaeJepsenStan (talkcontribs) 05:26, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know about the user boxes!Edit

Is there a list of userboxes I can add to my profile somewhere? Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by CarlyRaeJepsenStan (talkcontribs) 05:49, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

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

February 27, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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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 09:00, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Saturday March 2: MoMA Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon

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.

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

March 20, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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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 18:47, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Saturday March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public Library Art+Feminism Editathon

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.

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

April 17, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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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 21:07, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Thursday April 4 and Friday April 5: Translat-a-thon NYC 2019 @ LaGuardia Community College

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 NYCEdit

May 22, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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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
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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 17:10, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of 2019 Indian heat waveEdit

 

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Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Viztor (talk) 01:20, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of 2019 Indian heat wave for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article 2019 Indian heat wave is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2019 Indian heat wave until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Viztor (talk) 09:15, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

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

June 19, 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 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 05:38, 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 ArtEdit

June 23, 12:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

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 16:31, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

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

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ITN recognition for 2019 Indian heat waveEdit

 On 20 June 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article 2019 Indian heat wave, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

Ammarpad (talk) 21:20, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

A favor pleaseEdit

Hey, would you mind doing a favor for me please? I noticed that you created and added much information to the page 2019 Indian heat wave and that you also seem to be a very experienced editor. I have started a draft page for a related event, which was Chennai running out of water, but the other Wikipedians will only confirm my draft into an article if I add certain information to it as this link shows: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:WikiProject_Articles_for_creation/Help_desk&diff=903232025&oldid=903230540 (You can see the full discussion by clicking the section "01:39:52, 21 June 2019 review of submission by EagerBeaverPJ" under June 21). However, being a relatively new editor on Wikipedia this is the first time I've ever taken the initiative to create a page before, and now I'm kind of stuck because I'm not able to find much information/links for the stuff they want me to add to get it confirmed. Plus being very busy with school pretty much cuts off most of the time on many days that I get to edit on Wikipedia or research for that information. But I do believe that if this article is created successfully, it could even appear on the news section of the front page, so do you mind if you could help me out with the stuff I need to add? Don't worry, once the wheels start rolling on this article, I'll definitely try to contribute to my fullest ability adding references and additional information, but right now I just need some help getting out of the ditch I'm in with this article. Thanks, EagerBeaverPJ (talk) 08:58, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

@EagerBeaverPJ: Hi, thanks for bringing your draft to my attention. I can definitely help add some references and information when I get a chance. Merlinsorca 14:00, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

@Merlinsorca: Thanks for your help! Yeah we should definitely try to complete this draft as fast as possible :) I'll also ping you on the talk page of the draft if I have any questions/concerns with something you write. EagerBeaverPJ (talk) 05:16, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

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

July 14, 2-7pm: Annual NYC Wiki-Picnic @ Roosevelt Island

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 21:37, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

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

August 28, 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 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 17:58, 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 ArtEdit

Sept 7, 12:30pm: Met Fashion Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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