Made in the USA edit-a-thon at the Phillips Collection

Just in time for our nation’s birthday, come leverage that most democratic of internet resources, Wikipedia, as we embark on a Made in the USA edit-a-thon! After new editor orientation and training, you’ll be part of an effort to improve Wikipedia entries related to the artists included in the exhibition using resources in The Phillips Collection Library. Bring your laptop and love of art and quality, free information and join in! No previous experience required. Meet in the library! Also please RSVP at

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  • friend of Smokey the B.

    No swag!!

    but i got someone else's Smithsonian Institution Volunteer pen, so that helped cushion the blow of NO i'll likely see that person again, all i can do is hope the pen is on my person or in my bag with a hole in it. guess i'll patch that before heading over to the Chemical Society gig in a bit.

    were there no barn stars for this gig?

    July 12, 2014

  • Ann V.

    Excellent and fun

    June 30, 2014

  • friend of Smokey the B.

    always the highlight of my just happens that way.
    no swag...maybe next time we'll get a postcard to share with friends.

    June 30, 2014

  • friend of Smokey the B.

    that jim is awesome, yes?

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • friend of Smokey the B.

    i had a 1drfl time@this gig, as usual.i got help, as usual, which i was gr8ful2rec'v.a luvletter was rec'd that i'd like2share cuz i've no idea what it is aside from a veiled threat to remove image,&seems similr2anothr image action on anothr artist where i did a bit o'work:
    Orphaned non-free image File:Kenzo Okada.png
    Thanks4uploading File:Kenzo Okada.png.The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free&may onlyBused onWikipedia under a claim of fair use.Howevr, image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia.If the image was previously in an article, pleez go2the article&C why it was removd.Umay add it back ifUthink that that willB usefl.However, pleez note that images4which a replacement could be cre8dRnot acceptbl4use on Wikipedia(see policy4non-free media).Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after7days, as described in the criteria4 speedy deletion.Thanku.Stefan2(talk)21:32, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
    BIG thanks,FoSB

    June 29, 2014

    • jim

      yes. that is the standard bot orphan delete fair use message. ignore. that's the png icon we did not use. the jpg is in the article. we'll see if someone tries to delete that. welcome to fair use on wikipedia.

      1 · June 29, 2014

  • friend of Smokey the B.

    that last message must seem cryptic.

    i needed to crop it down related to the thousand character limit.

    after editing, i learned i had 5characters that i could re-insert.

    here's a key to the first few goofy spans of characters:
    1drfl=wonderful; gr8ful2rec'v=grateful to receive...
    silent letters were removed...phonetic spelling used...

    June 29, 2014

  • Gerald S.

    hello all, I am remotely contributing.

    June 29, 2014

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