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"London" Wikimedia Meetup Number 159[edit]

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)

Location: Online
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.

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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!

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Interested but not attending[edit]

  • 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)

Topics discussed[edit]

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
  • Covid-19
    • 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
  • 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 upright option
  • How prescriptive should the Manual of Style be?
  • Getting more images of schools
  • 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)


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