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Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
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Three years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:10, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

Can you clarify this?Edit

[1] If Arbcom is just a glorified consensus-assesser that implements what the community wants, why have Arbcom at all? Banedon (talk) 00:11, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

We are not a dictatorship and community consultation should play an extremely important role when considering an easement of sanctions that will ultimately affect the community the most. Appeals of existing sanctions are not necessarily how we handle all activities we look at; one action cherry-picked from one particular situation cannot be taken out of context and applied to everything we do or used plainly to justify or not justify the reason as to why ArbCom exists. In this particular case, the community made it abundantly clear that lifting the sanctions would be ill-advised and destabilizing to the topic area. We must reasonably take this under consideration, including it being a critical deciding factor in any final decision, so as to prevent another intractable dispute for which ArbCom was involved in the first place. Mkdw talk 00:38, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

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

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
81st Street entrance, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue


And there will be sandwiches and Wiki-Cake!

Thanks, and hope to see you there! --Wikimedia New York City Team 16:46, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

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A general question about sourcing restrictionsEdit

Hi Mkdw, I am curious what was the reason to introduce the "Sourcing expectation" clause into the "Holocaust in Poland" final decision? By no means I find this restriction unreasonable, it definitely leads to improvement of Wikipedia, but what makes this topic so different from other EE areas that Arbcom decided to apply that restriction specifically to that area?--Paul Siebert (talk) 16:48, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

@Paul Siebert: Sorry for the delayed response. Unfortunately I was not active when that case occurred so it would probably be best to ask one of the drafting arbitrators for a more nuanced and detailed explanation about all the considerations into why it was put forward as a remedy. Mkdw talk 19:00, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

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Nov 20: WikiWednesday Salon NYCEdit

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 16:16, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

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December events with WIREdit

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Dec 18: WikiWednesday Salon NYCEdit

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 02:49, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

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follow-upEdit

Hi Mkdw. First thank you for responding; I appreciate it. The 'period' after 'admin' was meant as an abbreviation rather than an end of sentence, so I was trying to say: "... we'll look at behavior, but if it's an administrator then we'll only look at their behavior with administrative tools, and not other behavior." Either way though - your follow-up pretty much resolves my concerns with you comment ADMINCOND requires all administrators to adhere to behavioural policies which would include BITE.. I do apologize if it seems I didn't AGF with your original post, and for my poor punctuation and syntax. My first reading of your original post gave me the impression that you were saying you would not be looking at "BITE" issues. Either way, I appreciate you're responding - and while I'm here:

I'd like to wish you a wonderful Holiday Season in whatever wording fits your own beliefs. Cheers and best. — Ched (talk) 03:42, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

Happy HolidaysEdit

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Happy Holidays!
May your winter holidays be filled with joy, laughter and good health. Wishing you all the best in 2020 and beyond.

--Cameron11598 (Talk) 21:23, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

January 2020 at Women in RedEdit

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Good luckEdit

Happy New Year, Mkdw!Edit

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QuestionEdit

Hi. Which part of my statement was misinterpreted? I am confused. I do not intend to make any cosmetic edits. -- Magioladitis (talk) 00:53, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

Jan 22: WikiWednesday Salon NYCEdit

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 20:07, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

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

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 21:01, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

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February with Women in RedEdit

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--Megalibrarygirl (talk) 19:31, 28 January 2020 (UTC) via MassMessaging

The Great Britain/Ireland DestubathonEdit

Hi. The Wikipedia:The Great Britain/Ireland Destubathon is planned for March 2020, a contest/editathon to eliminate as many stubs as possible from all 134 counties. Amazon vouchers/book prizes are planned for most articles destubbed from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland and Northern Ireland and whoever destubs articles from the most counties out of the 134. Sign up on page if interested in participating, we have over 44,000 stubs! A good opportunity to improve stubs for your area!♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:11, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Feb 19: WikiWednesday Salon NYCEdit

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 21:00, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

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March 2020 at Women in RedEdit

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March 2020, Volume 6, Issue 3, Numbers 150, 151, 156, 157, 158, 159


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