Talk:Meetup/Glasgow/1

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Location[edit]

The Sir John Moore pub has been selected as Wetherspoons seem to be popular with Wiki people due to the cheap beer and food. It is also close to the station, but feel– free to suggest alternative locations for this or future meetups. I will add a map soon. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:39, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Apologies[edit]

  • Delighted to hear this is happening, but I won't be able to make it. Hope it's a great success! Johnbod (talk) 11:35, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Ditto Johnbod. If this goes ahead, I hope you have a good day! AGK [•] 15:09, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Wikivoyage ??[edit]

Is this meetup likely to be of interest to Wikivoyage contributors? If so I will put a note on the talk page of the Glasgow article, as I have only seen his advertised on Wikipedia, not Wikivoyage. AlasdairW (talk) 20:47, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

It's a meetup for anyone interested to attend. Conversation are not restricted to any one Wikimedia project or for that matter Wikimedia related topics. More the merrier! :) Katie Chan (WMUK) (talk) 09:37, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Damn, didn't think of that for Brighton. Philafrenzy (talk) 09:51, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Next Time - Glasgow/2[edit]

Not sure if this is the right place for this so feel free to move it if there is somewhere more appropriate.

I thought that went well yesterday and I enjoyed it. There was a good turnout, and nobody batted an eye when we started to rearrange the furniture, so I think we should stick with this location just now. Shall we do it again? Early August, maybe?

There was some discussion about having a meetup in Edinburgh which is ok by me but I remembered that the National Library are going to employ a Wikimedian so there might be some official NLS event quite soon. I think we should check the NLS's plans before arranging something so that there's not wikioverkill. --Oswin Oswald (talk) 12:51, 13 May 2013 (UTC) Graeme.

I suggest 14 July on the basis that one month is too soon and three months is too long. (alternatively 28th July). Edinburgh should work but I chose Glasgow specifically because 1) there had never been one there and 2) there had been three meet-up attempts in Edinburgh, none of which had succeeded. Things might be different now of course, but I would suggest that Glasgow is a winning formula and should be repeated. Any other views? Philafrenzy (talk) 00:08, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
I enjoyed Sunday and the location would be fine for next time. I don't think that July is a good month to choose. The Glasgow Fair is 13-28 July this year, and the Edinburgh Trades holiday is 29 June - 14 July. These traditional holidays may not be as popular as they used to be, but are probably best avoided - maybe August after the schools go back would be better, but I don't see any harm in waiting longer (October ??). AlasdairW (talk) 22:32, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
October seems a bit late. Oxford manage to sustain an event every two months. Mid August would be a three month frequency which should be sustainable, although people may be on holiday. When in August? Philafrenzy (talk) 22:49, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
18th August? same place, same time? (I said I would write up a bit of how I felt the Glasgow/1 day went, and it's here should anyone want to read it)--Oswin Oswald (talk) 21:05, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
I will create the page for 18 August unless anyone posts any other suggestions within the next week. I enjoyed your blog - I think you will find that the guiding hand at work here is the hand of cheap beer at Wetherspoons pubs which seems very popular with Wikipedians. Perhaps it is like Adam Smith's "invisible hand" which would, after all, be only appropriate for Scotland. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:08, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
Suits me, as long as it's not John Smith's beer which seems rather too common in Scotland these days. Thanks to all for making the first event a success, hope to see you then. . Dave souza (talk) 13:29, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
18 August is fine - it is a few days after the schools start, although I don't know yet if I will be able to come. I would suggest the same pub which had good beers including Deuchars. As a backup plan, how about the Crystal Palace, which is just the other side of the station (but probably busier on a Sunday as it is nearer to the shops). AlasdairW (talk) 22:21, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Best to leave the pub unchanged while the event is getting established. Later there can be a discussion about venue among the regulars. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:56, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
Glasgow 2 created. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:11, 23 May 2013 (UTC)


Can I mention the Wikia Glasgow wiki at [1] - needs some care and attention. Jackiespeel (talk) 13:43, 4 November 2013 (UTC)