Hello Patrick, welcome to Wikipedia. I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian. You can learn more on the how to edit page. The naming conventions and manual of style pages are also useful. Feel free to experiment at the Wikipedia:Sandbox. If you have any questions about the project then check out Wikipedia:Help or add a question to the Village pump. Angela

Hi, your pages like Wikipedia:King of Wikipedia are good, but they would be far more appropriate on Meta rather than in the Wikipedia namespace. Perhaps you could copy them over there (and add a link to Wikipedia humor) so it can be deleted from this part of the site? Angela. 00:26, May 4, 2004 (UTC)


Please don't start lines with a blank space - if you do this, the line will be treated as preformatted text and will look ugly otherwise. Only do this if you wish to generate preformatted text, such as showing source code for computer programs, &/c. Thanks Dysprosia 23:16, 5 May 2004 (UTC)


Happy Birthday! Hope you are having a great day and keep up the good work at Wikipedia! Yardcock | talk 19:19, Aug 30, 2004 (UTC)


Hey, thanks for the message, I doubt that any court would find a 'statement or purpose' being reused in refrence to the organisation as copyright infrigement, but thats not why I messaged ya...

I'd like to talk to you, if you use IRC at all please consider heading over to #aff on irc.freenode.net :)

The authors of the controversies page are there in full, most days as an aside.

Boston meetupEdit

See Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston. Hope you can make it! +sj+ 21:11, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Y another one :) +sj + 07:16, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Article LicensingEdit

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 2000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

OR

Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)

Linking datesEdit

I noticed that you linked many dates in the GEnie article. There is disagreement about this, but I (and many other wikipedians) frown on linking dates in text because (1) it usually doesn't add anything to the context, and (2) too many links make sentences harder to read. A linked word should be something that would add to the understanding of the topic - and going to a list of events that happened in the same year usually doesn't help.

I only link dates if the link goes to a significant page (e.g., in an article about a book that was published in 1957, linking that year to 1957 in literature), or if the article is about general historical trends, which would make it helpful to see everything else that happened in that year.

As I say, this isn't a hard-and-fast rule and lots of people link dates, but I thought I'd mention it, as food for thought. Cheers! - DavidWBrooks 17:59, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

When the tigers broke free.Edit

I think it is definately a protest song, about war. Please feel free to add it.

Image:Msdoslogo.jpg has been listed for deletionEdit

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Image:Os2logo.jpgEdit

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Hello:Edit

Hi I'm a new Wikipedian from Natick, Mass... just popped in to say hello to my Wiki neighbor:"

 This user is from Massachusetts.

    20px Merlinus (talk)

  • Hi I Am Marc:

I was recently married to my lovely wife; We have lived together for several years already...

  • We love cats (3 currently own us)... Jeffy(15), Echo(6) & Gizmo(3). All sleep with us in the big bed and no room to move an inch.
  • I was Disabled in a 1993 (Coma)/ and am very slowly recovering. It's tough going out sometimes, though with friends I still do. I have a few supportive friends.
  • I am an "Unenrolled voter." Democrat/ Republicans, I don't care, whoever serves makes my life better in the long run I vote for!
  • Avid reader. Has collection of many hundreds of rare books. Especially Science Fiction and Fantasy.
  • Avid Music collector (2,500 albums)...mostly bootlegs...mostly rare bootlegs...Stones, Kinks, Clapton, Beatles. and solos!

I am what I am I'm strongly opinionated about disabled peoples' rights and jobs for American citizens who have trouble finding minimum wage jobs in my state today and support Universal health care, I would be dead if I did not have it. I am an idiot about Internet social skills. I hope that the Immigration Reform bill will protect disabled citizens who wish to work like myself first before considering allowing new people to come here. I was searching for an internet forum to be my outlet to express my needs, but found that Wikipedia is not best suited for that. I'm brushing up on Wikipedia's rules of conduct, and slowly starting to begin contributing again.


Current book and CD I own hundreds of rare books

  • Current Book Jack Whyte: "Uther"
  • Current CD Faves:
    • Warren Zevon... "Life'll Kill Ya"
    • Howlin' Wolf: "Greatest Hits"
  • Latest Flick: "Charles II: The Last King"


    20px Merlinus (talk)

Image problemEdit

Image:Motorola ROKR.jpgEdit

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Ex Boy-Scout?Edit

I noticed in your userbox page that you said that you were an ex-Boy Scout. What made you quit? Blast 16.04.07 0025 (UTC)

Ah. And yeah, I figured since I was already bent in the head, I should join the rest of the crowd at /b/. :p Blast 16.04.07 0206 (UTC)

Cigarettes and ValentinesEdit

New England Wikipedia Day @ MIT: Saturday Jan 18Edit

NE Meetup #4: January 18 at MIT Building 5

Dear Fellow Wikimedian,

You have been invited to the New England Wikimedians 2014 kick-off party and Wikipedia Day Celebration at Building Five on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus on Saturday, January 18th, from 3-5 PM. Afterwards, we will be holding an informal dinner at a local restaurant. If you are curious to join us, please do so, as we are always looking for people to come and give their opinion! Finally, be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there! Kevin Rutherford (talk)

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You're invited: Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this MarchEdit

Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March - You are invited!
New England Wikimedians is excited to announce a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons that will be taking place at colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts as part of Wikiwomen's History Month from March 1 - March 31. We encourage you to join in an edit-a-thon near you, or to participate remotely if you are unable to attend in person (for the full list of articles, click here). Events are currently planned for the cities/towns of Boston, Northampton, South Hadley, and Cambridge. Further information on dates and locations can be found on our user group page.
Questions? Contact Girona7 (talk)

You're invited!Edit

NE Meetup #5: April 19th at Clover Food Lab in Kendall Square

Dear Fellow Wikimedian,

New England Wikimedians would like to invite you to the April 2014 meeting, which will be a small-scale meetup of all interested Wikimedians from the New England area. We will socialize, review regional events from the beginning of the year, look ahead to regional events of 2014, and discuss other things of interest to the group. Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

Also, if you haven't done so already, please consider signing up for our mailing list and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope to see you there!

Kevin Rutherford (talk) and Maia Weinstock (talk)

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Edit-a-thon inviteEdit

Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thonsEdit

Adrianne Wadewitz edit-a-thons in Southern New England

As you may have already heard, the Wikipedia community lost an invaluable member of the community last month. Adrianne Wadewitz was a feminist scholar of 18th-Century British literature, and a prolific editor of the site. As part of a worldwide series of tributes, New England Wikimedians, in conjunction with local institutions of higher learning, have created three edit-a-thons that will be occurring in May and June. The events are as follows:

We hope that you will be able to join us, whether you are an experienced editor or are using Wikipedia for the first time.

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.

New England Wikimedians summer events!Edit

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.

New England Wikimedians summer events!Edit

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.