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Information appears to stew out of me naturally, like the precious ottar of roses out of the otter.
Every fool aspired to be a knave
Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.
- -John Greenleaf Whittier
Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either—but right through every human heart—and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. And even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained. And even in the best of all hearts, there remains… an unuprooted small corner of evil.
- -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. From The Gulag Archipelago, Part 4, Chapter 1, “The Ascent”
It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
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"Let Truth and Error Grapple."
Tell me about it.
Wikipedia Monument in Poland
Percentage of NRHP sites illustrated, by county. See Wikipedia:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places/Progress.
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Why is Wikipedia important?
"It’s almost impossible to imagine life without Wikipedia"
- Godwin, Richard (February 22, 2018). "Why Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is the good guy of tech". Evening Standard.
"If Wikipedia is good enough for the Archivist of the United States, maybe it should be good enough for you."
- Wikimania 2012 Closing Plenary by David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, see especially (15:00-16:00), and (22:50 - end).
"“If we want to get high-quality information to all the world’s population, Wikipedia is not just a viable option, but the only viable option.”
- Dr. Amin Azzam, professor at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine on assigning medical students to write Wikipedia articles, quoted in the New York Times
"Wikipedia is more important as an information resource than any other single institution. We need to accept that and figure out how to work with it."
- The Kinetic Museum, (11:00-11:15), Koven J. Smith, August, 2012
"Wikipedia is the best approximation of a complete account of knowledge we’ve ever seen.
"It’s also the most robust. The most easily accessed. And the safest. It exists on servers around the world so, unlike the library at Alexandria, it can’t be burned down."
"At any given moment, right now, if you go to Wikipedia you're going to find the most comprehensive article on Barack Obama. You're not going to find it on the Washington Post or the New York Times, you're going to find it on Wikipedia. Why? Because all of these people care about information have gone there to edit it and re-edit it and add as much information as they can."
Jose Antonio Vargas, Reporter for the Washington Post
- Vargas, Jose Antonio (January 6, 2009). "The Internet and the Presidency (9:42–10:10)" (Streaming audio (Real Player)). Here and Now. WBUR. Retrieved January 6, 2009.
Why shouldn't PR agents edit Wikipedia?
"Show me a PR person who is 'accurate' and 'truthful,' and I'll show you a PR person who is unemployed.
"The reason companies or governments hire oodles of PR people is because PR people are trained to be slickly untruthful or half-truthful. Misinformation and disinformation are the coin of the realm ..."
-CBS Legal analyst Andrew Cohen, The Flak over Flacks, May 7, 2009
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- User:Smallbones/NRHP1 Camden
- User:Smallbones/NRHP2 Lancaster
- User:Smallbones/NRHP3 NW DC
- Frank Gallo
- Is this the sculptor, the leadership author, or the guitarist?
- Chicago Stock Exchange Building (1893-1971) check dates
- Anna G. Ellsworth Smith or is it Leavitt Smith? What hath God wrought!
Articles of interest
- Philadelphia Museum of Art, B (doesn't yet deserve it), 8785
- Tulip mania, FA, 205,000
- Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, GA, 5,000
- Seth Kinman, GA, DYK, 1,400
- Option (finance),ex-GA, 56,985, needs work
- Algorithmic trading, 20,000
- Barrington Hills, Illinois, 980
- Brandywine Creek (Christina River) 1,269
- David G. Booth, DYK, 1,030
- Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame, 257
- College of Physicians of Philadelphia, DYK, 367
- Cumberland Valley Railroad, DYK, 795
- Shields Green, 332
- Bernard Madoff, 2 x ITN, 348,100
- Alexander McClure, 350
- Media, Pennsylvania, 2,086
- MOOCs, 110,000
- Nazino affair, DYK, 2,200
- Newlin Mill Complex, DYK, 259
- Novodevichy Cemetery, 2,749
- Peter Pronovost, DYK, 1,300
- St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Moscow, DYK, 250
- George Soros, 58,084
- Star Gazers' Stone, DYK, 500
- Richard Leroy Walters, DYK, 242
- We Didn't Start the Fire, 39,637
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Pennsylvania
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Delaware
- National Register of Historic Places listings in New Jersey
- National Register of Historic Places listings in the United States
- List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania
- Portal:National Register of Historic Places
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- Wikipedia:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places/Editor help
- Wikipedia talk:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places
- WikiProject Watchlist – A list of all recent changes (similar to your watchlist) of articles within this project
- List of Pennsylvania state historical markers
- Wikipedia:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places/GSA federal building links
- Wikipedia:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places/Unused images
2 for 1?
Following the example of another Wikipedia, I'm seeing if I can write 2 woman's biographies for every male's. I'm sure I have a long way to go, but here is where I stand now (before I start the project).
- Erin Arvedlund
- Nancy T. Chang
- Chrysti the Wordsmith
- Melissa Minnich Coleman
- Audrey Cooper
- Michelle Dorrance
- Mary Ann Hall
- Nathalia Holt
- Margo Humphrey
- Rebecca Lukens
- Cordelia Ray
- Henrietta Ray
- Margaret E. M. Tolbert
- Harriet Tracy
- Alexa Wilding
- John J. Almy
- Patrick Awuah, Jr.
- Matvei Berman
- David G. Booth
- Moe Brooker
- Andrew Caspersen
- Richard L. Duchossois
- John Ferguson (New York politician)
- Joseph S. Forte
- James Newton Gloucester
- Shields Green
- Coenraad Liebrecht Temminck Groll
- Angelo Haligiannis
- Steven Hoffenberg
- Seth Kinman
- Bernard Madoff
- Alexander McClure
- Robert Morin (librarian)
- Evan Morris
- Bass Otis
- Danny Pang (financier)
- Peter Pronovost
- Dale Schroeder
- Richard Leroy Walters
- Frederick Watts
- Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich
- Holbrook Working
Format for a PHMC NRHP link.<ref name="nom">Carl E. Doebley, 19xx, [https://www.dot7.state.pa.us/ce_imagery/phmc_scans/H001316_01H.pdf NRHP Nomination Form for Adelphi School] Enter "public" for ID and "public" for password to access the site.</ref>
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- DC Historic Sites Inventory 2009
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- Commons WLM-US 2012
- Public art photography restrictions
The signs are not looking good
Sign in Orta, Italy
St. Thomas, USVI
St. Johns, USVI
Signpost in Cross Roads, Pennsylvania
It's obvious why
Amish parking lot
Why Geiger counters?
I'm just clueless on this one
So that's where they go!
Strange object in Juniata Terrace, Pennsylvania
Air Mail, 1937
The signs are looking good
Notice the "Please" and "Thank you"
Washington crossing Delaware
Sports vs. academics at Princeton
He loved his work
Poligraf Poligrafovich loved his hat
Now, more than ever
Francisco de Goya - Dogs Chasing a Cat on a Man on a Donkey. Which one is the editor of The Signpost?
What is an advertisement?
from Honest John's Used Car Lot
Truth in Advertising
Free ice water 9333 miles (ad at the South Pole)
Don't forget to archive
at archive.org. If somebody hadn't archived, we would have missed this:
The Owner's Name is on the Door
In an era of faceless organizations owned by other equally faceless organizations, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC harks back to an earlier era in the financial world: The owner's name is on the door. Clients know that Bernard Madoff has a personal interest in maintaining the unblemished record of value, fair-dealing, and high ethical standards that has always been the firm's hallmark.— Bernard Madoff (archived December 14, 2008)
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- 2020 paid editing series
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- User:Brumski/paid editing adverts from 2009 
- citation hunt
- Smallbones user-subpages
- Google Art videos
- Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee Elections December 2015 FIST
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- for future
- Category:Living people
- Wikipedia:List of paid editing companies
- Not what I'm looking for!
- User:Edward/TED speakers with photo links
-  page views in multiple languages (takes awhile)
- Google pd books
- ORES general
- Ores article quality
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Companies
- matthew christopher
- Signpost 2015 survey