Hey there, good folks. I'm totally up for Wikipedia Loves Monuments or Takes America, or whatever it might be this month. However, I should warn you, I'm totally, like, dirt poor. And so I couldn't provide transportation or anything like that. Ideally, I hope Gaurav might convince his roommate to go so I could jump into their car or something. I do have an iPhone though, and the Wikimedia app. So I'm set in that department.

Any of the places Todd Allen suggested sound great. I don't have a particular preference, but the Children's Museum might be interesting. The Botanical Gardens would be nice too. I don't think I've been there yet. But really anywhere on that list sounds great.

So if any of y'all are planning to go, please let me know. Also, I was very interested in helping out with Wikipedia Loves Libraries next month. Was there anyone else here who wanted to get together to make something happen in that regard? I think I may be able to ask someone at BPL to get a room reserved. I don't really have a solid game plan laid out, but I definitely wanted to do something like talk about basic Wikipedia editing, and then more advanced stuff like Templates, transclusion vs. substition, customizing your theme, custom CSS and stuff like that. Nothing too heavy, though, as I suspect there will mainly be people new to the project. But just to give people a sense of how to go about contributing a variety of content.

Things have been... interesting lately... But I'm gonna get you all an actual presentation of what I have in mind really soon. Hope to hear back from you excellent individuals.
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On 8/27/2013 4:25 PM, Gaurav Vaidya wrote:
Hi everybody!

Thanks so much for your responses, everybody! How about date and time for this 
event? Does September 21 (Saturday) around 11am (so it's _just_ before the 
worst of the noon heat) work for everyone? Earlier? Later?

On 25 Aug, 2013, at 7:51 PM, Kimon Berlin <ki...@deepskymarines.org> wrote:
We already seem to have excellent coverage of Denver in 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Colorado
 (there are separate subpages for Denver). Are any of these photos in need of 
improvement? This might be walkable, which is easier for logistics.

A quick look around suggests lots of opportunities in JeffCo: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Jefferson_County,_Colorado
 but we'll need cars.
Yes, walkability is nice, especially if you're a graduate student without a 
car. However, we _might_ be able to get enough cars together for everybody. Any 
volunteers on this mailing list? I have a friend or two I could ask.

I'd reserve an editathon for late fall/winter, once the weather turns bad.
Sounds good! Wikipedia Loves Libraries comes around in October/November, and we 
could definitely have more editathons in January and February, once the weather 
really gets icy.

On 8/25/2013 5:53 PM, Todd Allen wrote:
There are also a pretty good number of historic buildings in Denver. A good 
starting place would be the federal buildings downtown, but there are quite a 
few others as well. Would anyone be interested in that?
I really like this plan. Here's some articles which could benefit from 
better/more recent photos:
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byron_G._Rogers_Federal_Building (B&W photo)
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_Museum_of_Denver
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elitch_Gardens_Amusement_Park
  - More photos of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LoDo?
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byron_White_United_States_Courthouse (maybe?)
  - 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Customhouse_%28Denver%2C_Colorado%29 
(wider photo?)
  - 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Andrews_Episcopal_Church_%28Denver%2C_Colorado%29
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramount_Theatre_%28Denver%2C_Colorado%29 
(wider photo?)
  - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Regional_Transportation_District 
(oddly enough, the only photos of RTD buses on Wikipedia appear to be the 
MallRide -- I'll try to fix this with a few photos of Boulder buses when I'm 
outdoors in the daystar next)

(It's possible that some or all of these images are hiding in 
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Denver,_Colorado somewhere)

Looking at the WikiMiniAtlas (http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiMiniAtlas), it 
looks like most of the historical sites are near the Denver Botanical Gardens. 
So another way to plan this could be a day trip to the botanical gardens!

cheers,
Gaurav
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