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A pie for you![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg Have some pie with your beer! And thanks very much for writing your Op-ed piece in The Wikipedia Signpost in this week's issue it was a most heartening and upbeat and enlightening take on things of late around here. :) — Cirt (talk) 01:26, 26 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Cirt, I'm very thankful for your comment and your support. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:34, 26 September 2015 (UTC) Reply[reply]
You're most welcome! — Cirt (talk) 03:35, 26 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png I just wanted to thank you for your Op-Ed article "Can we please stop bashing Wikipedia?" in the September 23, 2015, "Signpost". It was well written, you made good points, and your enthusiasm for Wikipedia was evident. Thanks again. Corinne (talk) 00:13, 29 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks a lot, Corinne. Yes, I've been very enthusiastic about Wikipedia since the very first moment I started participating. Both the fellow Wikipedians and the mission in general have enriched my life tremendously. I'm glad this came across. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:58, 29 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Just read your Op-Ed - as a jaded admin and arb who sees the worst of Wikipedia more often than he'd like, let me say a profound "thank you" for the most positive Signpost article I've read in quite a long time. Yunshui  13:24, 29 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Bay Area WikiSalon series kickoff, April 27[edit]

Please join us in San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism
Panel discussion at a recent Wikipedia & Journalism event.

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area will gather to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. We have two brief presentations lined up for our kickoff event in downtown San Francisco:

  • The Nueva Upper School recently hosted the first ever high school Wikipedia edit-a-thon. We will hear what interests them about Wikipedia, what they have learned so far, and what they hope to achieve.
  • Photojournalist Kris Schreier Lyseggen, author of The Women of San Quentin: The Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons, will tell us about her work and how she researched the topic.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. We will have beverages and light snacks.

Please note: You must register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on this point.

For further details, see here: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, April 2016

We hope to see you -- and until then, happy editing! - Pete, Ben & Wayne

Invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series on May 25[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. We will have beverages and light snacks.

Please note: You must register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on this point.

For further details, see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, May 2016


See you soon! Pete F, Ben Creasy, and Checkingfax via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:15, 9 May 2016 (UTC) | Subscribe/Unsubscribe to the SF Meetups notice.Reply[reply]

Invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, June 29[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We make sure to allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages and light snacks. We will also have:

  • A brief report on Pride edit-a-thon recently held at the San Francisco Publice Library, coordinated by Merrilee:
    What topics might we cover in a follow up?
    Find out more about resources your public library provides to help with editing (hint, it's more than just books!)
    Special announcement (secret for now but come and find out more!)
  • Join in on an in person Wikidojo!
    Are you curious how your peers approach writing a Wikipedia article? This exercise, pioneered by Wikipedians Nikola Kalchev and Vassia Atanassova in 2015 and conducted in many places around the world, will help us all - from first-time wiki users to veteran Wikipedians - share ideas, while building an article together. If you have ideas (relating to Bay Area history, ideally) about a new article we could build (stubs and short existing articles are fine), please submit them ahead of time to coordinator Pete Forsyth. (User talk page or email is fine.)
    Announcements and impromptu topics are welcome, too!

Please note: You must register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict.

For further details, see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, June 2016


See you soon! Pete F, Ben, Stephen and Checkingfax | (Subscribe or Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)

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Removal of video: Inquiry[edit]

Hey Frank, I'd like to inquire about your removal of a video of a page that I had made. The edit history is here. Let me know what you think! Ongmianli (talk) 17:26, 20 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Ongmianli, thanks for contacting me. I was doing cleanup work as the video file will most likely be deleted on Commons. Best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 17:08, 21 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

REMINDER/invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, June 29 at 6 p.m.[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco tonight!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

If you cannot join in person or want to view portions later:

We will have:

  • Light snacks, and time to mingle
  • A brief report on the Pride edit-a-thon recently held at the San Francisco Public Library, that was coordinated by Wiki editor Merrilee
  • A special announcement (secret for now but come and find out more!)
  • Join in on a brief in person Wikidojo!
  • Announcements and impromptu topics are welcome, too!

Please register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cjLRrSTlEkGOPTQ-h6A0WvSFI4ZmIUl6jEHp_RYas-E/viewform and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict.

For further details, see: Bay Area WikiSalon, June 2016


See you tonight! Pete F, Ben, Stephen and MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:48, 29 June 2016 (UTC) | (Subscribe or Unsubscribe to this talk page notice)Reply[reply]

Late breaking invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, July 27 (Wednesday) - change of venue - tonight[edit]

Please join us in the Mission at Noisebridge (one time change of venue)!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

We hope you can join us today, Wednesday, from 6 p.m. on, at our July Bay Area WikiSalon. This month only, we are going to be at Noisebridge, a hackerspace/makerspace 1.5 blocks from the 16th & Mission BART station (see the link for directions). Some of us will be working on the Wikipedia article on basic income. All info here. Some good news - we do not have to be as strict about advance RSVP at Noisebridge, so bring spontaneous guests! (Registering ahead of time is still helpful, as always, as it will help us plan ahead.)

Come and hang out, have some light snacks. Wi-Fi is available, so please bring your editing device if you plan to edit.

Also, Pete just published a writeup of the Wikidojo exercise we did last month. Your comments welcome, if he missed anything! http://wikistrategies.net/ghost-town-royals-wikidojo

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. Mark you calendars now.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend.


See you soon! Pete F, Ben Creasy, Stephen and Wayne | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Frank,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Long-billed curlew at Drakes Beach, Point Reyes.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on December 24, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-12-24. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:22, 9 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Frank,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge- New and Old bridges.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 24, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-08-24. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:30, 12 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks so much for the notification, Chris. It's always a great honor for me to have one of my pictures featured prominently. --10:40, 12 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Thanks, Armbrust, for letting me know. Much appreciated. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 00:36, 3 March 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Armbrust, thanks a lot for notifying me! Best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 15:50, 14 March 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Armbrust, thanks! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 21:49, 17 March 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Belated holiday greetings[edit]

Merry Christmas and happy new year.
↠Pine () 16:20, 27 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks so much! All the best to you, your family, and your friends as well! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 16:35, 27 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Thanks a lot for the notification, Armbrust! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 07:48, 9 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia milestone[edit]

Hello Frank, I remember that you were involved in the early days of the Wikipedia Education Program, and I think that at one time you were supporting an initiative in Egypt. I thought that you would like to know that Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia reached the 500,000 article milestone. ↠Pine () 16:06, 15 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey Pine, thanks for notifying me. Yes, that's an amazing accomplishment of the community on the Arabic Wikipedia and they can be very proud of their work. I'm still in touch with some of the friends in Egypt and I will never forget their hospitality on my many trips to the Middle East and North Africa. All the best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 16:46, 15 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Thanks, I replied. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 23:06, 29 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Brown pelican

The brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is a bird of the pelican family, Pelecanidae, one of three species found in the Americas and one of two that feed by diving into water. This photograph shows a juvenile brown pelican gliding over the Pacific Ocean at Bodega Head, California.

After hatching, the pelican chicks are fed on regurgitated predigested fish and take about two months to fledge. When they leave the nest, they are at first unable to fly and take wing several weeks later. When the parents cease to feed them, some six months later, each will have consumed around 70 kg (150 lb) of fish. The juvenile brown pelican does not acquire adult plumage until three years of age, when the feathers on the neck become paler, the upperparts striped, the wing feathers grayer, and the belly acquires dark spots.

Photograph credit: Frank Schulenburg

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Thanks a lot, Cwmhiraeth. I'm honored to have my image being featured on the main page. I consider this particular photo one of my finest wildlife pictures. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 13:13, 31 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Thanks so much! Hope you're doing well! Hugs, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 04:35, 11 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Tule elk

The tule elk (Cervus canadensis nannodes) is a subspecies of elk found only in California, seen here at Tomales Point in Point Reyes National Seashore. When Europeans arrived in the area, an estimated 500,000 tule elk roamed these regions, but the animals were thought to have been hunted to extinction by 1870. A single pair was discovered on the ranch of the cattle baron Henry Miller in 1874. He ordered his men to protect them, and is credited with the survival of the subspecies. As of 2019, the total Californian population is estimated to be 5,700.

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Featured picture scheduled for POTD[edit]

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Social grooming among primates plays a significant role in animal consolation behavior in which individuals engage in establishing and maintaining alliances through dominance hierarchies. It cements pre-existing coalitions, and is used for reconciliation after conflicts. Primates groom socially in moments of boredom as well, and the act has been shown to reduce tension and stress. This video clip depicts Japanese macaques grooming each other at the Jigokudani Monkey Park in Japan.

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Featured picture scheduled for POTD[edit]

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Double-crested cormorant

The double-crested cormorant (Nannopterum auritum) is a member of the cormorant family of water birds. Its habitat is near rivers and lakes as well as in coastal areas, and is widely distributed across North America, from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska down to Florida and Mexico. Measuring 70 to 90 cm (28 to 35 in) in length, it is an all-black bird which gains a small double crest of black and white feathers in breeding season. It has a bare patch of orange-yellow facial skin. Five subspecies are recognized. It mainly eats fish and hunts by swimming and diving. Its feathers, like those of all cormorants, are not waterproof and it must spend time drying them out after spending time in the water. Once threatened by the use of DDT, its numbers have increased markedly in recent years. This juvenile double-crested cormorant, of the subspecies N. a. albociliatum (the Farallon cormorant), was photographed at the Sutro Baths in San Francisco, California.

Photograph credit: Frank Schulenburg

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This is to let you know that File:Mudpot at Lassen Volcanic National Park in August 2019.webm, a featured picture you uploaded, has been selected as the English Wikipedia's picture of the day (POTD) for October 14, 2022. A preview of the POTD is displayed below and can be edited at Template:POTD/2022-10-14. If you have any concerns, please place a message at Wikipedia talk:Picture of the day. Thank you! Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 12:16, 1 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A mudpot, or mud pool, is a type of acidic hot spring, or fumarole, with limited water. It usually takes the form of a pool of bubbling mud. The acid and microorganisms decompose surrounding rock into clay and mud. The mud of a mudpot takes the form of a viscous, often bubbling, slurry. As the boiling mud is often squirted over the brims of the mudpot, a sort of mini-volcano of mud starts to build up, sometimes reaching heights of 1 to 1.5 meters (3 to 5 ft). The mud is generally of white to greyish color, sometimes stained with reddish or pink spots from iron compounds. When the slurry is particularly colorful, the feature may be referred to as a paint pot. This video of a bubbling mudpot was captured in Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California.

Video credit: Frank Schulenburg

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This is to let you know that File:Male wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) strutting.jpg, a featured picture you uploaded or nominated, has been selected as the English Wikipedia's picture of the day (POTD) for November 24, 2022. A preview of the POTD is displayed below and can be edited at Template:POTD/2022-11-24. If you have any concerns, please place a message at Wikipedia talk:Picture of the day. Thank you! Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 21:58, 4 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Turkey

The turkey is a large species of bird in the genus Meleagris, native to North America. There are two extant turkey species: the wild turkey (M. gallopavo) of eastern and central North America and the ocellated turkey (M. ocellata) of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Males of both turkey species have a distinctive fleshy wattle, called a snood, that hangs from the top of the beak. They are among the largest birds in their ranges. As with many large ground-feeding birds (members of the order Galliformes), the male is bigger and much more colorful than the female. This photograph, taken at Deer Island Preserve in Novato, California, shows a male Rio Grande wild turkey (M. g. intermedia) strutting – the courtship display, in which the snood (the erectile, fleshy protuberance on the forehead) engorges with blood, becomes redder and elongates, hanging well below the beak.

Photograph credit: Frank Schulenburg

I figure I have plenty of time to fix this if it somehow doesn't pass.... Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 21:58, 4 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Male wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) strutting.jpg
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A goat for you![edit]

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Good photographer !

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Thanks so much! All the best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 16:11, 10 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy holidays![edit]

Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, Frank!

The other day, I was having a conversation with someone about holiday cards and social media. It occurred to me that, in the years since I left Facebook, the site I use most to communicate with people I like isn't actually a social media site at all. If you're receiving this, it's pretty likely I've talked with you more recently than I have my distant relatives and college friends on FB, at very least, and we may have even collaborated on something useful. So here's a holiday "card", Wikipedia friend. :) Hope the next couple weeks bring some fun and/or rest. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 18:21, 22 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks a lot, Rhododendrites! I hope you're also going to have a wonderful time over the next couple of weeks. If the weather permits, I'll go on some short photography trips. Currently, I'm still working on getting ready for my first exhibition in April. That being said, I think it's fair to say that you had an amazing run with your featured pictures on Commons. I wish next year will be as successful for you as this one! All the best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 20:50, 22 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Congrats on the exhibit! That's really exciting. Let me know when there are more details available and I'll drop a note at the Signpost newsroom (if you don't beat me to it). Definitely something worth sharing. I remember Evan-Amos got a book of his video game-related Commons photography published, but yeah this is the first show/exhibit I've heard of! Good stuff. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 15:43, 23 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, I'll keep you in the loop. I expect the museum to have an announcement on its website early next year and I also think we're going to get some news coverage. If everything goes well, Victor and some people from the Bay Area will be here for the opening. I'm currently spending my free time on getting the prints ready for framing. Best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 18:05, 23 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Hi Frank Schulenburg,

This is to let you know that File:Eureka Inn, Entrance Hall.jpg, a featured picture you uploaded, has been selected as the English Wikipedia's picture of the day (POTD) for January 18, 2023. A preview of the POTD is displayed below and can be edited at Template:POTD/2023-01-18. If you have any concerns, please place a message at Wikipedia talk:Picture of the day. Thank you!  — Amakuru (talk) 10:24, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Eureka Inn

The Eureka Inn is a hotel in Eureka, California, built in the Elizabethan Tudor Revival architectural style. Opened in 1922, it was purchased in 1960 by Helen Barnum, the matriarch of a successful timber family in the county, before being sold to John Biord after Barnum's death in 1993. In 2004, the inn was closed after tax defaults by its owner, reopening in 2010 after the businessman Libo Zhu purchased and refurbished it. In February 1982, the structure was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This photograph shows the Eureka Inn's entrance hall as seen in 2020.

Photograph credit: Frank Schulenburg

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