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London Wikimedia Meetup Number 60[edit]

Date and time: Sunday 12th August 2012 — 13:00 onwards[edit]

Location: Penderel's Oak Pub, Holborn, London WC1[edit]


Add your name to this list if you can make it to our sixtieth meeting. Note that people of all ages and all Wikimedia projects are welcome!

Please also invite any London Wikimedia people you know (or have had wiki dealings with) – spread the word!

  1. WereSpielChequers (talk) 22:40, 4 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Should be there. Johnbod (talk) 17:24, 19 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Nothing ventured, nothing gained... JLT1912 (talk)
  4. I'll be there provisionally - perhaps talk about Education/Outreach? --RexxS (talk) 19:19, 28 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Should be able to make it Leutha (talk) 17:39, 29 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  6. I'll probably make the decision on the day or the night before, but I really hope to go. Currently no engineering works on the Great Eastern Main Line. WilliamH (talk) 21:00, 30 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Should make it, depending on a last minute holiday booking before the academic year starts. (talk)
  8. I hope to come as well Natkabrown (talk) 14:37, 1 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Yes Chris Keating (The Land) (talk) 22:02, 2 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Most possibly. Daria Cybulska (talk) 10:20, 3 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Andrew Davidson (talk) 13:25, 4 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Looking forward to my first Wikimedia event! Isabelle Yates (talk) 12:17, 10 August 2012
  13. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 15:15, 10 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Yes. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:47, 11 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  15. stranger things have happened! Thryduulf (en.wikt,en.wp,commons) 01:17, 12 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Remember, omnishambles. - hahnchen (talk)

Men's Marathon[edit]

The Men's Marathon for the London Olympics is being held on the same day......en:2012_Olympic_Marathon_Course


Informal chitchat with no set agenda.

If you have some ideas for discussion topics, please put them below.

  • Our new fundraiser Kat (user:Bavage) is interested in ideas for donor events, perhaps we can do a little brainstorm in the pub?
  • Is this the best pub? Should we move?
    • Let's at least try another location once in a while.
      • The issue might be that people expect the meeting to be there. Shakespeare's Head, a Wetherspoons, is very close by. Gordo (talk)
I am open to a new venue. The Wi-Fi in the Penderal's Oak ranges from notoriously awful to nonexistent, then again, that might be due where we are situated in the pub? WilliamH (talk) 09:04, 31 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Good point - but the Wifi in many Wetherspoons is faulty... Gordo (talk) 09:30, 31 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
There are certainly better venues. I've been going to The Old Star in Westminster which has good food, beer, location and wi-fi. Their function room is used every Sunday by a gaming group but they have two other floors and there are other pubs in the same chain. Andrew Davidson (talk) 13:32, 4 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
What about Cafe Nero, Camden Jamestown Rd, 7 Jamestown Road London, NW1 7BY. The wifi is good and they are quiet on Sundays unless it's raining very-very hard. Natkabrown (talk) 15:41, 5 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
If we shift venue then we should be looking for a place so big that 30 of us turning up is still one corner. A place that is cheap, quiet enough to talk, has good WiFi, a central location and is sufficiently unhurried that we can hang around for hours without hassle. WereSpielChequers (talk) 00:02, 9 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
All good points; alternatively, they could just fix the bloody WiFi. The router is behind the bar, isn't it? I wonder if the signal would be better if we all gathered on the raised platform bit, on the left as one walks to the bar from the entrance. WilliamH (talk) 16:53, 10 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
I have spoke to them about the router on 3 separate occasion this winter. Once a month. Pointless. They promise, but they don't do a thing. Natkabrown (talk) 21:53, 11 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
The current venue is too much pain to get to, living just outside London in the Home counties. So i will never be able to attend. Dolfrog (talk) 12:56, 10 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
While non-Londoners are very welcome (and we do have some regulars from outside London), it is the London meetup so accessibility for non-Londoners isn't going to be a top priority. It is very central in London, which makes it quite a good choice for Londoners. I suggest you organise a local meetup - the WMUK office can probably help you out if you need anything to get you going. --Tango (talk) 16:43, 11 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
If we're going to move the venue, we need to make sure we publicise it very widely. I have been known to just turn up on the 2nd Sunday of a month without looking at the meetup page, and I doubt I'm the only one. I've probably done that having missed a few, as well, so just having someone (or a sign) at the old venue for the first month wouldn't be enough. --Tango (talk) 16:43, 11 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Good point.... and a reason not to change without very good reason. Gordo (talk) 20:30, 12 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Education
  • Arbcom
  • Outreach
  • Satellite meetings for the home counties? Gordo (talk) 19:38, 10 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]