Feel better Alan! Yes I have been swamped this fall. I'd be happy to host something on campus during IAP if folks like. A low key editathon, perhaps another session featuring images of Boston? We have this vast historical collection from DPLA now on Commons that needs to be better categorized and used where appropropriate: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Media_contributed_by_Digital_Commonwealth 

Phoebe 

On Sat, Oct 28, 2023 at 6:45 PM Alan Wu <alanlwu@gmail.com> wrote:
I've been ill with some kind of respiratory bug, but which tests negative regarding COVID. However, it has greatly slowed my response time.

I'd like to point out that most successful Wikimedia events have been scheduled and arranged at least a month in advance, preferably even longer. Phoebe Ayers of the MIT Libraries has been very active and successful in the past, in organizing these events. I think her recent relative silence can be explained in part by her participation in the North America and Worldwide Wikimania meetings, both of which are out of the country. Hopefully, on her return she will resume activity, and might organize some new events for MIT"s upcoming IAP intersession in January.

Please try to get the message out earlier, so people can reserve time slots in their calendars.

--Alan


On Sat, Oct 28, 2023 at 2:34 PM Maynard S. Clark <maynard.clark@gmail.com> wrote:
Telling us (2 months?) in advance of a Wikipedia campaign could help motivate us to participate in the effort to build-out the Wikipedia in such directions.


Maynard

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On Sat, Oct 28, 2023 at 2:31 PM Dave <9bk31555@gmail.com> wrote:
I can be down post 5pm, I have over two dozen Stubs to make, that I was just going to do at home. 

We can come up with some ideas to rally people.

Devang Dave 

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On Oct 28, 2023, at 2:14 PM, duck_master <duckmaster0@protonmail.com> wrote:


Dear Devang Dave,

I also joined this mailing list quite recently, and I’m pretty pessimistic about a meetup like this happening anytime in the near future. (The last meetup was in September as I wrote earlier; the last meetup before that was in January 2021, shortly before I myself joined English Wikipedia and made my first edit.) But if it works for you personally, I’ll be at the MIT campus this afternoon and evening, so you can meet me there then.

Sincerely,

duck_master



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On Sat, Oct 28, 2023 at 12:08 AM, Dave <9bk31555@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello Duck Master

I just joined the list serve and I’m not sure of the response etiquette. Is this still happening tommorow? I’m available to join most times tommorow myself barring the window you have also placed.

I assume since no one responded this might not happen?

Devang Dave 

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On Oct 25, 2023, at 11:45 PM, duck_master <duckmaster0@protonmail.com> wrote:


Hi all,

At the last meetup at MIT on Saturday September 30, four people ultimately showed up: namely, Enterprisey, Alan Wu, yours truly, and another person whose name I've forgotten. There, if I recall correctly (I didn't take a photo sadly), we agreed that we should meet on the last Saturday of each month. In particular, that means that the next meetup should occur this Saturday, October 28, 2023. Are any of y'all down to meet that day? I think I'll be available then, except from around 2pm to 4pm, and I have no strong preference of my own as to the venue.

Relatedly, Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 is currently going on until the end of the month. If any of y'all have fancy cameras or are good at photography, I think we could easily make this event into a fun field trip around Greater Boston to take pretty photos of monuments. There are lots of monuments around here, including a good handful that are still yet to be photographed! I'm not really a photographer myself, but I'd be willing to try it with others!

Sorry for not writing this email earlier. I look forward to hopefully seeing some of y'all again in the flesh soon.

Sincerely,

duck_master

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