Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/April 2020

WikiWednesday Salon
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When and Where
DateWednesday, April 22, 2020
Time7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wikimedia New York City invites you to attend its monthly WikiWednesday Salon on Wednesday, April 22 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 PM. This month, as part of Wikimedia NYC's commitment to the well-being of members, we will hold WikiWednesday online via Zoom. Most, if not all, in-person Wikimedia meetups are canceled until WHO declares the pandemic over, but you can join us for our online WikiWednesday meeting! No experience of absolutely anything is necessary. All are welcome!

All attendees are subject to Wikimedia NYC's Code of Conduct.


  • Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, with time for breakout rooms from 8 - 8:30
  • Location: Online! See "How to connect" below.

How to connect via ZoomEdit

How to connect: To join just follow this url:

If you have not used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download its launcher program. It works on PC, Mac, and Linux. If necessary, you can also connect through Zoom's iOS or Android app, which you can find on the website. As a last resort, you can also dial in by phone, calling (646)876-9923 and enter the meeting ID (945 6330 7743). Please keep in mind that if you dial in by phone you will be able to listen, but will miss all visuals.


  • Wikipedians are made, not born - a language-learning model for the incipient encyclopedist.--Pharos (talk) 23:19, 21 April 2020 (UTC)
  • from User:Sm8900: current efforts and happenings at wikiprojects, meetups, community spaces. --Sm8900 (talk) 01:44, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
    • thanks so much for the great, amazing, terrific meeting tonight! here are links to the items that I referred to:
      • User:Sm8900/Wikinotes. this is my proposal to create a collaborative workspace, where folks can meet, discuss, brainstorm, and have an EXCHANGE of ideas, information, and items they are working on.
      • Wikipedia:WikiProject History. this is the WikiProject where I am the Lead Coordinator. come on by!! tell us what you want to do!! tell us what you want the WikiProject to do! you can have your own Task Force for a specific project, if you want. the sky is the limit here folks!!
        • 2020s in political history. this is a new kind of history article that I originated and cultivated. As a resource, there is no reason Wikipedia cannot be the premier resource for covering CURRENT history, as fully, and deeply as we cover past history. this article is one step towards doing so! we have one section organized by region, and another section organized by topic or world issue. come by, tell us what we need to do more of, or what we need to do differently. we welcome your input!!
      • Wikipedia:Community bulletin board. I have added some substantial new sections to this project-wide resource. the section listing Wikiproject group efforts by month was added by me, and the section listing remote meetups was added there. please come by and add items. let's make this a real cross-section of all the great things happening here. this entire page is fully transcluded to Wikipedia:Community Portal.
        • User talk:Sm8900. and lastly, any and all of you are welcome to come by my talk page, and express any comments you may have. I need to hear from you!! send me a note!! tosss me a frickin' bone here people!! (that's a quote from Mike Myers in Austin Powers.
        • Wikipedia:WikiPrairie Dog. I didn't mention this on the call, but this is one of my own favorites. I wrote a new WikiFauna. comee visit us!! we hang out in our burrows, build new parts of our habitat, and make the WikiEcoSystem better for all the other animals. drop by if you want!! enjoy
    • lastly, kudos and bravo to Megs, and to all the great folks who attended and offered their great ideas and insights. this format is totally electrifying and enriching. I appreciate everyone's insights. again, drop by sometime... and tell me what I am doing wrong! or right! or anything in between!! anyway, hoping to keep this momentum going. be in touch, everyone! thanks!   --Sm8900 (talk) 01:08, 23 April 2020 (UTC)
  • NYC Waste & Environmental Justice Wikipedia Earth Day Edit-a-thon @ Sure We Can --Wil540 art (talk) 23:13, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

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  • Scottandrewhutchins (talk) 02:19, 22 April 2020 (UTC) My WiFi at the shelter hasn't been as bad with Zoom as at last month's meeting.