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"London" Wikimedia Meetup Number 159
NOTE - This meetup will be virtual due to the Coronavirus pandemic
Date and time: Sunday 11 October 2020 13:00—18:00
(join at any time you can, no need to stay for the whole afternoon)
We will use Zoom video chat. the wub will host and send out invitations on the day via Wikimedia email to any users signed up below.
People of all ages and all Wikimedia projects are welcome. Complete newbies also welcome.
Although this meetup is a continuation of the regular "London" gatherings, going virtual means geography is no longer a constraint so do feel free to join from anywhere you may be!
Please also invite any London/UK Wikimedia people you know (or have had wiki dealings with) – spread the word!
Add your name to the list by adding an asterisk and four tildes like this:
- the wub "?!" 14:35, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
- I expect so. Joseph2302 (talk) 19:36, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
- Should be Johnbod (talk) 21:05, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
- Should be. Dreamy Jazz talk to me | enwiki 11:46, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
- Andrew D. (talk) 12:55, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
- Probably. WereSpielChequers (talk) 17:46, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
- Probably PamD (talk) 13:18, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
- Assuming I get the link, I'll be there. Serendipodous (talk) 10:56, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
- Should be ClemRutter (talk) 10:06, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
- Sounds good, I'll pop in. MackSalmon (talk) 14:18, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
- Should be able to make this. Looking forward to it, Patient Zero (talk) 03:34, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
- If If I can access it. Broichmore (talk) 13:25, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
May be attending
- Pi (talk) 16:03, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
- Gog the Mild (talk) 10:39, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
- — GhostInTheMachine talk to me 14:08, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
- Jr8825 (talk) 15:32, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
- Crmoorhead (talk) 00:30, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
- I'd love to attend, but suspect real life might get in the way...Sparklism (talk) 22:38, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
- Hope to be able to. --Meanderingbartender (talk) 11:30, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
- Probably.Rodw (talk) 17:11, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
- Lajmmoore (talk) 07:57, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
- Can't promise, but will join if I can. Amakuru (talk) 14:58, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
- Mike Peel (talk) 15:40, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
- Hopefully, I'll be feeling well enough. --RexxS (talk) 18:01, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
Interested but not attending
- Would have liked to attend but I have a prior commitment. Hope to make it next time. Mike Marchmont (talk) 16:39, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
Thanks to all who joined! Some topics discussed today, so attendees can refer back and non-attendees can get a flavour. There are probably many things missing as my note-taking and memory are both pretty haphazard:
- Zoom virtual backgrounds fun
- Doctor Who
- some Original Research on its symptoms
- comparison with past pandemics
- Wikipedia's 1 billionth edit could be close to its 20th birthday w:Wikipedia:Time Between Edits
- Other milestones. Persoonia terminalis, the 5 millionth article, is now featured
- Various sockpuppets, and the ease of creating them
- Collaborating on a church article draft
- Where should "church" appear in page titles? Should it be capitalised?
- How to size images using the
- How prescriptive should the Manual of Style be?
- Getting more images of schools
- Reaching out to schools/local authorities
- Collaborating with http://www.geograph.org.uk/
- Inclusionism/deletionism and subject specific notability guidelines
- We were joined by a journalist for part of the meetup, Simon Garfield, who was interested to meet editors for a potential upcoming article
The next meetup will be virtual again, on Sunday 8 November (Remembrance Sunday). Hope to see you there! the wub "?!" 11:35, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
About the meetup
London meetups are generally casual social events where we...
- Drink coffee, beer, tea and some of us have Sunday brunch. Sunday roasts are no longer offered but they do a reasonable pizza now and have a range of other snacks and dishes.
- Welcome guests from around the world and other groups which meet there
- Chat about Wikimedia or any other topics
- Experienced Wikimedians help out new editors and share experiences about anything from copyright to editing tools.
You can expect to meet some very keen Wikimedians; however, this is also an open invite for anyone interested in finding out more about Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects such as Wikimedia Commons, Wikiversity and WikiSource.
New and prospective editors are also very welcome.
The pub is quite quiet and family-friendly on a Sunday lunchtime, so younger Wikimedians will also feel welcome and safe. Alcohol consumption is not compulsory!
The pub has an accessible loo on the ground floor. There are some sections of the pub that are only accessible by steps, but we always meet in the main step free section, usually opposite the main doors.
Location: Penderel's Oak
The Penderel's Oak is a Wetherspoons pub in Holborn.
Address: 283-288 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7HP (OSM) (GMap)
It's easy to find us – we're usually the crowd with several laptops on the large tables straight ahead of you when you enter the pub. If not, then look for a tabletop Wikimedia UK banner and laptops with Wikipedia stickers on them. Wikimania Tshirts can also be a good clue.
||Chancery Lane||0.2 miles
The Penderel's Oak is between Holborn tube station and Chancery Lane tube station. Farringdon tube and Thameslink station is not too far. The pub is also within walking distance of Waterloo railway station (1.3 miles; 2 km), St Pancras railway station (1.2 miles; 1.9 km) and Kings Cross.
Several bus routes also go directly to Holborn station; if travelling from Waterloo, it is quicker to travel by bus than by tube.
Bike hire (TfL scheme) is in Red Lion Street, just opposite the pub.
Visit the TfL Journey Planner for more information about your fastest route.
In the rare event of a kitchen closure or another problem at the Penderel's Oak, the meetup will be relocated to the Shakespeare's Head – another Wetherspoons pub located nearby. To get there from the Penderel's Oak, when exiting onto the street turn left, then when walking past Holborn tube station turn left again down Kingsway, and after a short walk the pub will be found on the left-hand side.