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 Chzz  ►  16:24, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

User:SOPHIAN

Not sure how User:SOPHIAN just appeared and deleted the indef tag from his talk page?--Andrew Lancaster (talk) 09:44, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

He's still blocked. Blocked users can still edit their own talk pages. The ability to edit your own talk page can be prevented, but it hardly seems worth the effort. -- RoySmith (talk) 14:58, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Wikis Take Manhattan

  Wikis Take Manhattan


Next: Saturday October 10
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WHAT Wikis Take Manhattan is a scavenger hunt and free content photography contest aimed at illustrating Wikipedia and StreetsWiki articles covering sites and street features in Manhattan and across the five boroughs of New York City.

LAST YEAR'S EVENT

WINNINGS? The first prize winning team members will get Eye-Fi Share cards, which automatically upload photos from your camera to your computer and to sites like Flickr. And there will also be cool prizes for other top scorers.

WHEN The hunt will take place Saturday, October 10th from 1:00pm to 6:30pm, followed by prizes and celebration.

WHO All Wikipedians and non-Wikipedians are invited to participate in team of up to three (no special knowledge is required at all, just a digital camera and a love of the city). Bring a friend (or two)!

REGISTER The proper place to register your team is here. It's also perfectly possible to register on the day of when you get there, but it will be slightly easier for us if you register beforehand.

WHERE Participants can begin the hunt from either of two locations: one at Columbia University (at the sundial on college walk) and one at The Open Planning Project's fantastic new event space nestled between Chinatown and SoHo. Everyone will end at The Open Planning Project:

148 Lafayette Street
between Grand & Howard Streets

FOR UPDATES

Please watchlist Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes Manhattan. This will have a posting if the event is delayed due to weather or other exigency.

Thanks,

Pharos

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.
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You're invited!

  New York City Meetup


Next: Sunday November 15th, Columbia University area
Last: 09/13/2009
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, review the recent Wikipedia Takes Manhattan, plan for the next stages of projects like Wikipedia at the Library and Wikipedia Loves Landmarks, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects, for example particular problems posed by Wikipedia articles about racist and anti-semitic people and movements (see the September meeting's minutes).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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File:LightRailScreenShot.png listed for deletion

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Wikipedia Day NYC

 
Wikipedia 9th birthday coin

You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia Day and the 9th anniversary (!) of the founding of the site at Wikipedia Day NYC on Sunday January 24, 2010 at New York University; sign up for Wikipedia Day NYC here. Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends!
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AfD protection

Sorry I spontaneously semi-protected Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Church of Reality (2nd nomination) when I saw that sock swarm, before I noticed you had previously undone a similar protection. Feel free to revert if you feel it shouldn't be protected. Fut.Perf. 18:55, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

I noticed :-). I think I'm going to unprotect it again. The page is already a disaster, and protecting it isn't going to change that. Besides, the last thing we want to do is give a justification for bringing this to Deletion Review, if it doesn't go the way some people want. Not that I expect we'll avoid that anyway, but why give additional excuses? -- RoySmith (talk) 19:25, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

NYC Wikipedia Meetup Sunday, March 21

  New York City Meetup


Next: Sunday March 21st, Columbia University area
Last: 11/15/2009
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, review the recent Wikipedia Day NYC, plan for the next stages of projects like Wikipedia at the Library and Lights Camera Wiki, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects, for example User:ScienceApologist will present on "climate change, alternative medicine, UFOs and Transcendental Meditation" (see the November meeting's minutes).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back. And if the weather is good, we'll have a star party with the telescopes on the roof of Pupin Hall!

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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AfD

Please check out: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Series of tubes (3rd nomination). Thanks. Kitfoxxe (talk) 14:24, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Talk:Geography of New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary

Wrote back at concerned article, just to keep discussion in one place. ThanksDjflem (talk) 14:37, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

NYC Wikipedia Meetup Saturday, May 22

  New York City Meetup


Next: Saturday May 22nd, OpenPlans in Lower Manhattan
Last: 03/21/2010
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, review the recent Wikimedia Chapters Meeting 2010, plan for the next stages of projects like Wiki-Conference NYC and Wikipedia Cultural Embassy, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the March meeting's minutes).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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History section deleted from article about Meetup.com

Noticed the latest edit to the article was HelgeStenstrom deleting the entire History section. On the article's talk page Helge said Helge deleted section because of the "This article or section reads like a news release ..." tag on the section. Thought you should know because you recently edited the article. --EarthFurst (talk) 22:29, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Shout-out AfD

Hi, The Afd for Shout-out was malformed, I've fixed it but you need to visit the AfD page and give your rationale for deletion. Cheers Dylanfromthenorth (talk) 20:56, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. I thought something went wrong. I was using the Twinkle automation and something didn't look right. -- RoySmith (talk) 00:49, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

complicated

The PC trial is complicated. It is structured so it will be very difficult to make a valid conclusion. One can offer an unsupported opinion after the trial but the trial was poorly structured if it was to be a scientific experiment or comparison study.

If there is to be too many rules, administrators can no longer be volunteers and must have rigorous training and have specific rules to follow to administer the too many rules. This is not a criticism but a general look at structure. Suomi Finland 2009 (talk) 16:22, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Gentlemen's agreement

I was wondering if you might like to take another look at Gentlemen's agreement/Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gentlemen's agreement since I've added some content and references to the article. Thanks! Cheers! Location (talk) 06:14, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

It looks a lot better than it did. Thanks. -- RoySmith (talk) 12:57, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Pending Changes

My definition of lying is "a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth". Regardless of intentions, when someone says something untruthfully mistakenly or out of ignorance, its still lying. The message should have changed 'before the trial began. The change in that little message is much easier than organizing a site-wide pending changes trial. It was not changed and it was probably a mistake, but it doesn't change the fact that as of right now, that message deceives all the rookie users who edit. If you don't notice the problem, I have nothing more to say to you. Feedback 19:00, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Just came across something you wrote three years ago

It was at Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2007 May 31:

This is a real live young woman we're talking about. I'm the person who deleted the article and closed the AfD. I don't particularly care if A7 applies or not. I don't particularly care if the abuse of power by certain admins angers some people. There's no grand principle at stake here which says that every article which can be written must be written. Move on to something important. -- RoySmith (talk) 02:18, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Just wanted to pop in and say "well said"! NW (Talk) 13:42, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Ugh, that mess. Thanks. -- RoySmith (talk) 15:18, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Wiki-Conference NYC (2nd annual)

Our 2nd annual Wiki-Conference NYC has been confirmed for the weekend of August 28-29 at New York University.

There's still plenty of time to join a panel, or to propose a lightning talk or an open space session. Register for the Wiki-Conference here. And sign up here for on-wiki notification. All are invited!
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Re:Your WP:CSD#G11 deletion of Sparx Systems

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Bronx/The Bronx

Because you participated in a previous discussion on the subject, I'm letting you know that a discussion has started about opneing a Request for Comments concerning "Bronx" versus "The Bronx" as the article title. You can find it here Beyond My Ken (talk) 09:18, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Bongomatic The Bored

If you read User talk:Bongomatic#A cure for boredom, you'll see that there's a DYK credit up for grabs if you want it. I think that I cited all of the necessary sources. I'll double-check later. Incidentally: Bongomatic The Bored has mis-spelled "residence organ" thanks to you. ☺ Uncle G (talk) 01:54, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia NYC Meetup Sat Oct 16

  New York City Meetup


Next: Saturday October 16th, Jefferson Market Library in Lower Manhattan
Last: 05/22/2010
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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, review the recent Wiki-Conference NYC 2010, plan for the next stages of projects like Wikipedia Ambassador Program and Wikipedia Academy, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the May meeting's minutes).

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and generally enjoy ourselves and kick back.

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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Bugatti Veyron

Hi, I have reverted your change to the Bugatti Veyron article. The top speeds are clearly cited in the referenced sources. There are extensive discussions on the talk page about this topic. They are not absurd, they are accurate. Please see the talk page here. I did the same thing when I first came across the page; There are quite a few issues with the statistics (hence the tags) but the speed is one that is not in dispute. Thanks. Bertcocaine (talk) 10:12, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

I'll respond at Talk:Bugatti_Veyron#Super_Sport_world_record_speed_and_general_statistics -- RoySmith (talk) 14:36, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
Hi Roy, your response makes interesting reading - I've continued the discussion there if you'd care to review? Thanks. Bertcocaine (talk) 00:35, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

NYC Meetup: Saturday, December 4

 
We meet outside by the trees at 5:00 PM.

Our next Wikipedia NYC Meetup is this weekend on Saturday Dec 4 at Brooklyn Museum during their awesome First Saturdays program, starting at 5 PM.

A particular highlight for the wiki crowd will be 'Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968', and the accompanying "WikiPop" project, with specially-created Wikipedia articles on the artists displayed on iPads in the gallery.

This will be a museum touring and partying meetup, so no excuses about being a shy newbie this time. Bring a friend too!

You can add or remove your name from the New York City Meetups invite list at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list.
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DCB-224

After I finished the article on the VRB-25, I had meant to write an article on the DCB-224, but I got involved as an Admin on Commons and never got it going. Thanks for reading my mind. . . Jim - Jameslwoodward (talk to mecontribs) 02:02, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

I'm glad you enjoyed the article. I'm just a stub at this point; I might expand it if I get the time. At the moment, I'm putting my efforts into User:RoySmith/Automatic Lamp Changer. DCB-224 was just a side-track, to fill out a redlink in the main article. I like your image File:VRB-25 system diagram.png; that should also be useful in my article. -- RoySmith (talk) 03:11, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to take part in a study

I am a Wikipedian, who is studying the phenomenon on Wikipedia. I need your help to conduct my research on about understanding "Motivation of Wikipedia contributors." I would like to invite you to Main Study. Please give me your valuable time, which estimates about 20 minutes. I chose you as a English Wikipedia user who made edits recently through the RecentChange page. Refer to the first page in the online survey form for more information on the study and me.cooldenny (talk) 02:12, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

You're invited to the New York Wiknic!

 
You could be having this much fun! Seriously, consider coming.

This message is being sent to inform you of a Wikipedia picnic that is being held in your area next Saturday, June 25. From 1 to 8 PM or any time in between, join your fellow volunteers for a get together at Norman's Landscape (directions) in Manhattan's Central Park.

Take along your friends (newbies permitted), your family and other free culture enthusiasts! You may also want to pack a blanket, some water or perhaps even a frisbee.

If you can, share what you're bringing at the discussion page.

Also, please remember that this is the picnic that anyone can edit so bring enough food to share!

To subscribe to future events, follow the mailing list or add your username to the invitation list. BrownBot (talk) 19:20, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Playground 52 for deletion

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Playground 52 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/Playground 52 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 good 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 template from the top of the article. Grutness...wha? 09:17, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC Oct 22

You are invited to Wikipedia:The Musical in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and lectures that will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and here!--Pharos (talk) 04:59, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrol survey

New page patrol – Survey Invitation


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Nomination of Merengue (software) for deletion

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Merengue (software) 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/Merengue (software) 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 good 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 template from the top of the article. SL93 (talk) 18:01, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

National Archives ExtravaSCANza

You are invited to the National Archives ExtravaSCANza, taking place every day next week from January 4–7, Wednesday to Saturday, in College Park, Maryland (Washington, DC metro area). Come help me cap off my stint as Wikipedian in Residence at the National Archives with one last success!

This will be a casual working event in which Wikipedians are getting together to scan interesting documents at the National Archives related to a different theme each day—currently: spaceflight, women's suffrage, Chile, and battleships—for use on Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons. The event is being held on multiple days, and in the evenings and weekend, so that as many locals and out-of-towners from nearby regions1 as possible can come. Please join us! Dominic·t 01:34, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

1 Wikipedians from DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, New York City, and Pittsburgh have been invited.

 

Barnstar

  The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Disambiguation link notification

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AfD and PROD notifications

Hi RoySmith,

Back in December, you got either an AfD or PROD notification, which was part of the template testing project's experiments. If you could go here and leave us some feedback about what you think about the new versions of the templates we tested (there are links to the templates), that would be very useful. (You can also email me at mpinchuk wikimedia.org if you want.) Thanks! Maryana (WMF) (talk) 20:24, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview

Dear RoySmith,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 35.9.34.167 (talk) 20:55, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

You're invited to Wiki-Gangs of New York @ NYPL on April 21!

Wiki-Gangs of New York: April 21 at the New York Public Library
Join us for an an civic edit-a-thon, Wikipedia meet-up and instructional workshop that will be held this weekend on Saturday, April 21, at the New York Public Library Main Branch.
  • Venue: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (NYPL Main Branch), Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Room 227).
  • Directions: Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street.
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (drop-ins welcome at any time)

The event's goal will be to improve Wikipedia articles and content related to the neighborhoods and history of New York City - No special wiki knowledge is required!

Also, please RSVP!--Pharos (talk) 18:27, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Re: Pivotal Labs

I've written on Talk:Pivotal Labs. Andrevan@ 06:54, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Lamp changer

Hello, I just copied your talk page about Lamp changer to "normal" page. Thanks a lot about this nice data about it. I was curious after seeing this : http://www.flickr.com/photos/ocal5/7320246444 Ocal5 (talk) 10:55, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Metric system

?? "Jkjk" for the edit summary? NawlinWiki (talk) 14:20, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, I was trying to track down some kind of CSS markup bug and forgot to copy the article to my user space before hacking away it it. I realized my error as soon as I hit Save and was in the process of reverting it when you got there first. Sorry about that. -- RoySmith (talk) 14:22, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
PS -- If you're interested, Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Layout_problem_when_printing_references_with_long_URLs. -- RoySmith (talk) 16:14, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Ways to improve Station P (ocean measurement site)

Hi, I'm Biciklista10. RoySmith, thanks for creating Station P (ocean measurement site)!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Consider adding to the article and possible adding a link to the coordinates

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse.Biciklista10 (talk) 02:40, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Closing the Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Abortion article titles RfC

Hey Roy! I've been informed that you put the abortion titles RfC out of it's misery. Would you care to write a closing statement on the RfC page and archive it? Otherwise it may appear that it is still under discussion. Kaldari (talk) 00:45, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

The page is already protected, so there's little chance somebody will come along and continue the debate there. I'm not really familiar with the RfC process and procedures, so I'd prefer to let some other admin (who is more familiar) perform the action you request. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. -- RoySmith (talk) 02:16, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Followup RFC to WP:RFC/AAT now in community feedback phase

Hello. As a participant in Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Abortion article titles, you may wish to register an opinion on its followup RFC, Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Abortion advocacy movement coverage, which is now in its community feedback phase. Please note that WP:RFC/AAMC is not simply a repeat of WP:RFC/AAT, and is attempting to achieve better results by asking a more narrowly-focused, policy-based question of the community. Assumptions based on the previous RFC should be discarded before participation, particularly the assumption that Wikipedia has or inherently needs to have articles covering generalized perspective on each side of abortion advocacy, and that what we are trying to do is come up with labels for that. Thanks! —chaos5023 20:31, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC this Saturday Dec 1

You are invited to Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and workshops focused on film and the performing arts that will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and at meetup.com!--Pharos (talk) 07:44, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Celebration and Mini-Conference in NYC Saturday Feb 23

 
Doing the "Open Space" thing at one of our earlier NYC Wiki-Conferences.

You are invited to celebrate Wikipedia Day and the 12th anniversary (!) of the founding of the site at Wikipedia Day NYC on Saturday February 23, 2013 at New York University; sign up for Wikipedia Day NYC here, or at bit.ly/wikidaynyu. Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues!

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience!--Pharos (talk) 03:09, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup NYC this Sunday April 14

Hi RoySmith! You're invited to our next meeting for Wikipedia Meetup NYC on Sunday April 14 -this weekend- at Symposium Greek Restaurant @ 544 W 113th St (in the back room), on the Upper West Side in the Columbia University area.

Please sign up, and add your ideas to the agenda for Sunday. Thanks!

Delivered on behalf of User:Pharos, 18:00, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Great Googly Moogly

I've been active for the past few years editing on Wiktionary, and tonight, researching the etymology of the Japanese word 高句麗 (Kōkuri, their pronunciation of Goguryeo), I discovered an idiomatic turn of phrase in Japanese, mokuri kokuri or kokuri mokuri, originally referring to the combined Mongolian and Goguryeo invasion forces of the late 1200s, but since then used to mean "something awful, horrible, unfortunate, etc.". Translating a citation quote and trying to come up with an English turn of phrase that might have the same kind of reduplicated sounds led me right to googly moogly, and then searching on that led me to the past discussion about that phrase here on WP.

That said, do you have any insights for the etymology of the English phrase googly moogly? Might it derive from the Japanese?

Curious, -- Eiríkr ÚtlendiTala við mig 06:21, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

NYC Wiki-Picnic: Saturday June 22

  Great American Wiknic NYC at Prospect Park  
You are invited to the Great American Wiknic NYC in Brooklyn's green and lovely Prospect Park, on this Saturday June 22! We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck :) -- User:Pharos (talk)

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn! Saturday September 7

Please join Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn scavenger hunt on September 7, 2013!
Everyone gather at the Brooklyn Public Library to further Wikipedia's coverage of—
photos and articles related to Brooklyn, its neighborhoods and the local landmarks.
--EdwardsBot (talk)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup! Saturday October 5

Please join the Wikimedia NYC Meetup on October 5, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for education, museums, libraries and planning WikiConference USA.
--Pharos (talk) 21:49, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon! Saturday November 2

Please join Wikipedia "Greenwich Village In The 60s" Editathon on November 2, 2013!
Everyone gather at Jefferson Market Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for Greenwich Village articles on the history and the community.
--Pharos (talk) 21:41, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

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

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) ~~~~~

Maria Dumlao

Hi, could you outline for me why you deleted this article? I was very specific about how it *did* meet GNG. thanks

  • My role in closing the AfD was to figure out if the people who had participated in the discussion had reached consensus. Reading what everybody had written, I judged that consensus had been reached, and that the consensus was to delete. Note that consensus doesn't mean "everybody agrees". -- RoySmith (talk) 19:48, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Saturday: NYC Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon

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)

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