Born in Woodland, raised in Davis, graduate of DHS. I used to work at the Davis Public Library, and volunteered at the Davis Food Co-op, KDVS and the Craft Center.

I worked extensively on the [WWW]Santa Cruz Wiki while living there for four years.

I used to work extensively on this wiki, but then I realized that I have better things to do than get agitated by obnoxious users.

Favorite Wiki Quotes

Hilarious like a car crash, or like a three legged dog? —TravisGrathwell, regarding the 2007 April fools day prank

MaryLieth's Statistics

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2007-09-24 19:12:26   Hi, Mary,

Thanks for paving the way on the Santa Cruz Wiki! You mentioned somewhere that you have a lot of photos but haven't had a chance to process them yet. Let me know if you want help - I'd be happy to give pointers on how to use the [santacruz]Instructional Computing computer labs to process and upload your photos.

Also, do you have an opinion on the domain name issue that I brought up on the [santacruz]Wiki Administrivia page?


2007-10-31 14:22:06   Wow! You sure documented the Santa Cruz Boardwalk! When I was there '67-'73 it was mainly the "Big Dipper"! Good job! —RichLindvall

2007-11-01 12:33:08   Thanks for your response, Mary. I went to Souel HS. Was always intrigued by the cement ship at Seaclif beach—also the trivia that the Apple co-founder was injured by a plane crash at Skypark airport in Scotts Valley. I even remember Santa's Village amusement park that existed in Scotts Valley years ago. It was in the north end of town on the east side of #17. —RichLindvall

2008-06-22 15:43:32   Hey, congrats on the degree! —JabberWokky

2008-06-24 19:06:50   Nice idea on the nearby wikis. —JasonAller

2008-07-01 12:31:27   Hey Mary... is there a reason you linked some of the spiritual organizations to their Wikipedia entries rather than to their local entries? Like Bahá'í or Scientology? In general, it's a good idea to link locally and leave opportunity to have people create locally relevant entries rather than link out. You also might want to look into interwiki links and how they work rather than making web links... down the line those should be easier to work with (for technical reasons involving tracking and moving entries). —JabberWokky

2008-07-01 14:08:38   Don't worry about it — action and learning the layout of the wiki is the only way to figure that stuff out. There's a staggering amount of stuff on the wiki at this point, so don't sweat missing anything. I just knew some of those already existed (and others I missed might as well). As for pregnancy, anything added that's a bit off topic can be replanted elsewhere. That's why some of the people who constantly edit the wiki see it more as a gardening metaphor than anything else. Stuff grows. —JabberWokky

2008-07-04 00:20:05   Thank you! I added the University Farm entry. I figured that it is one of a handful of things that wound up shaping Davis the most. —JabberWokky

2008-07-04 00:25:18   Wasn't even aware there was a problem... no worries! —JeremyOgul

2008-07-06 16:04:20   Not all orphaned redirects are bad redirects. Some of them are useful now when searching and others are logical enough to keep. —JasonAller

2008-07-06 16:16:24   Don't worry, de-cluttering is a good instinct and deletes can always be reverted if needed. —JasonAller

2008-07-24 17:29:57   Awesome work over at [citywiki]citywiki! —PhilipNeustrom

2008-07-24 21:37:28   Every city wiki needs more ambiguation! —WilliamLewis

2008-07-24 21:48:32   Hey, since you're editing other wikis, you should keep an eye on their individual copyright policy. For instance, you should technically credit Davis Wiki as the source for that content that you copied over to City Wiki (as per Copyrights). In that particular case I'm pretty durn sure that none of the original authors mind (although I can't really speak for anybody but myself — that's why I drop things like the [gnome]Overwhelmed include or the Seed images at [gnome]GnomeHQ when I create them: there's a specific CC exception there for reuse), but when you're working across various wikis within Wiki Spot, some have different takes on that kind of thing. Each wiki community develops their own traditions and rules, each creating a different culture of editing. Some also have different Copyright on their content. It's just something to be aware of as you edit around, so don't feel bad if you get flamed on or outright banned from a wiki. Some are pretty authoritarian for various reasons. It can also be incredibly rewarding, like helping a group of sixth graders figure out how to build their wiki for a class project. Some neat communities are growing out there. —JabberWokky

2008-07-31 20:27:50   If you force a reload (shift reload or something like that) it should show up. —PhilipNeustrom

2008-08-01 07:39:51   Also, if you resize the image by one pixel, it forces a reload. I haven't checked with Internet Explorer. —JabberWokky

2008-08-20 10:25:25   "There used to be a list of the heaviest yogurt cups eaten in the store were listed on a sort of "Hall of Fame" list behind the counter. Individuals who could beat the top person on the list (by eating, in-store, a heavier amount than the current top individual) would win a gift card. The list has since disappeared." For some reason I am envisioning your next edit to be to "Tragic Events". —JabberWokky

2008-09-06 14:24:02   IKEA (the entry) was the location of one of the nastiest edit wars in Wiki history. Not that there have been many, but it was really hard to find anything everybody would agree to. A quick and easy way to check an entry's history is to hit the Talk Page and then view the last version before it was deleted. The left over comments were probably not cleaned up because there needed to be a cool down period lest removing them would cause emotions to flare up. Feel free to remove any "headless" replies that don't relate to IKEA. —JabberWokky

2008-10-20 20:00:49   Hey, Mary... that Job Applications entry is really impressive. —JabberWokky

2009-01-20 11:23:31   Sodexo contract wasn't terminated... the employees are now employed by the university rather than Sodexo, but Sodexo still operates what they've always operated. —OscarSabino

2009-02-23 23:55:12   Thanks for all of the category pages you've created so far, they really help out the wiki! —JasonAller

2009-03-23 10:29:32   Mary: you should definitely join. Your spare computer time can be used to help find cures to all sorts of major diseases. —IDoNotExist

2009-03-26 21:41:06   They used to be minutemen before the collaborators killed them in their sleep. —JasonAller

2009-04-15 11:13:17   Just as a head's up, AricaChhay emailed me asking (paraphrased) "why are you editing my entry?". There's a bit of confusion there regarding how a wiki works. I sent a fairly long email reply trying to explain the whole community editing thing, but since you just edited another of "their" entries, you might want to know there's a bit of honest misunderstanding there. —JabberWokky

2009-04-16 21:53:10   Mary — those are internal guidelines for the use of the seals for a group internal to the university. They can't override US law (in this case, it is the established logo and/or trademark for the subject, and is used to illustrate the subject being discussed, which means we can use it on the wiki). Their internal rules don't affect groups outside the university. —JabberWokky

2009-04-23 02:22:46   that is some solid gnoming on the alcove —StevenDaubert

2009-04-26 01:20:02   I assure you that among my friends, it has been declared an epic win now gtfo. —BrentLaabs

2011-04-15 20:37:19   Perhaps he was confused this morning when we spoke about the facilities. I was told the sauna was men only, but maybe he meant steam room. Meant no offense. I have never used the facilities.. Will starting on Monday although probably not the steam room or sauna. ;) —Wes-P btw- welcome back.

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