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Articles

  • I have been adding articles from local news sources as I find them to redlinked entries here. My current bandwidth isn't allowing me much play time, so anyone is welcome to create the pages. I've merely added the links as a future reference. --Wheresdib (talk) 07:47, 17 February 2021 (PST)
  • I added AL.com page (FINALLY), can someone redirect Al.com to AL.com? --BootstrapsRiley (talk) 17:47, 15 February 2022 (CST)
    • Disregard the above, I figured it out. --BootstrapsRiley (talk) 17:26, 15 February 2022 (PST)
  • Working on creating one of the most cited non-date or war red pages... the Ku Klux Klan page. Hopefully can finish draft tomorrow. This is legit a beast, could use help with formatting and review once it's up. BootstrapsRiley (talk) 19:27, 15 February 2022 (PST)
    • Thanks for taking that on. I'm sure it will get reviewed once you put it up. --Lkseitz (talk) 20:20, 15 February 2022 (PST)
      • Agreed. I've always said having a good start is better than a blank page. A complicated subject and one that requires a certain amount of trained historianship to cut through all the bluster, shiftiness and discontinuity. To that end, I'd advise trying to use and cite the work of historians rather than just primary/contemporary sources. --Dystopos (talk) 06:30, 16 February 2022 (PST)

Fifteen Years!

  • Can you believe we are coming up on the 15th Anniversary of Bhamwiki? Nether can I! Dystopos, do you want to host a Zoom meeting on March 15, or something similar? I assume an in-person meet-up is still discouraged at this point. --Wheresdib (talk) 12:25, 23 February 2021 (PST)
    • I'm not a huge fan of zoom meetings, but I'm up for participating in whatever is safe and appropriate. Maybe I can get Chivon to make a little video presentation to share. I was also thinking of having t-shirts made for all of us, but then I forgot to follow-up. --Dystopos (talk) 14:20, 23 February 2021 (PST)
      • T-shirts would be cool. And since we're not going anywhere much, no one would know if they're late. :-) I'd say I'm up for anything, but looking at my calendar, I'm booked the weekend of 3/14-15 and pretty much all Sundays. :-( --Lkseitz (talk) 06:29, 24 February 2021 (PST)
        • Just for the record, you should all let me know how many t-shirts you would want, and what size(s). Admin at Bhamwiki dot com would be a good way to let me know. --Dystopos (talk) 09:07, 24 February 2021 (PST)
    • I think a Zoom meeting would be fine. I'm used to those for work, so I could probably join whenever you decide to meet. Robert Matthews (talk) 14:29, 24 February 2021 (PST)
      • If anyone has proposals for items to put on an agenda for a zoom meeting, add them here. --Dystopos (talk) 15:10, 24 February 2021 (PST)
        • I think I mainly need the annual(ish) Reading of the Statistics. --Lkseitz (talk) 05:17, 10 March 2021 (PST)
  • I'm thinking I'll write up a 15-year stat[u]s update and distribute it to all interested parties, along with a mock-up of a 15th Anniversary t-shirt. --Dystopos (talk) 07:50, 12 March 2021 (PST)

15th Anniversary notes

Last chance

  • If anyone missed their chance to get a 15th anniversary Bhamwiki t-shirt, I'll soon be placing another order. These are free to anyone who has made more than 20 edits to pages that aren't about themselves. If anyone else in the world wants one or more at cost, let me know. You can contact me here, or email me at admin at bhamwiki dot com. Tell me your preferred size and color(s) (Note: orange is discontinued) and either give me a mailing address or talk to me about a pick-up location. --Dystopos (talk) 15:44, 30 July 2021 (PDT)
    • This offer is now closed, but if anyone would like to order a t-shirt at cost, contact me. --Dystopos (talk) 07:48, 15 October 2021 (PDT)

Reporting Awards

  • I've been pondering the idea of giving an annual award or awards for reporting in the media, as a way of recognizing the irreplaceable importance of first-hand reporting to Bhamwiki, as well as to the public. I'd probably come up with some kind of token to give out, and possibly invite honorees to attend our annual (?!) anniversary get-together. Thoughts? --Dystopos (talk) 07:41, 15 October 2021 (PDT)
    • Sounds like a cool idea to me. --Lkseitz (talk) 06:42, 16 October 2021 (PDT)
    • I like the idea!--BootstrapsRiley (talk) 17:27, 15 February 2022 (PST)
      • I still like this idea, but it's going to have to wait until I have time to think about it. --Dystopos (talk) 07:33, 14 March 2022 (PDT)

Sweet Sixteen

Happy 16th birthday Bhamwiki! --Wheresdib (talk) 17:20, 15 March 2022 (PDT)

  • Thanks. It was so low-key I almost didn't think about it except once or twice. --Dystopos (talk) 11:52, 16 March 2022 (PDT)

2022 World Games

I discovered today that Wikipedia not only has a page on the 2022 World Games, but also individual pages on each event! Should we consider using all that content? The World Games might also be a good opportunity to spread the word about Bhamwiki. Or at least create a landing page for World Games visitors to help them learn about the area. --Lkseitz (talk) 18:39, 11 April 2022 (PDT)

  • I'm not going to say that we shouldn't, but I wasn't planning on it. If you can help me come up with a box for the front page at least, I'll put it up. --Dystopos (talk) 05:58, 12 April 2022 (PDT)
    • Hopefully I can manage that. Considering how long it's taken me to respond to this, actually undertaking grabbing all that from Wikipedia seems like something I don't have time for. --Lkseitz (talk) 19:23, 27 April 2022 (PDT)

CRT Audit

In light of recently proposed legislation, we should probably go ahead and tag any "divisive concepts" which may have been published on Bhamwiki. These may include:

  1. That one race, sex, or religion is inherently superior to another race, sex, or religion.
  2. That this state or the United States is inherently racist or sexist.
  3. That an individual, solely by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.
  4. That an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely on the basis of his or her race.
  5. That members of one race should attempt to treat others differently solely on the basis of race.
  6. That an individual's moral character is determined solely on the basis of his or her race, sex, or religion.
  7. That an individual, solely by virtue of his or her race, sex, or religion, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race, sex, or religion.
  8. That fault, blame, or bias should be assigned to a race, sex, or religion, or to members of a race, sex, or religion, solely on the basis of their race, sex, or religion.

If anyone finds any and isn't sure how to proceed, just add a note here and/or on the article's talk page and we'll come to a decision without engaging in any discussion of prohibited concepts. --Dystopos (talk) 12:16, 12 April 2022 (PDT)