The Conservatism Portal is a featured portal, which means it has been identified as one of the best portals on Wikipedia. If you see a way this portal can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, please feel free to contribute.
For those of you following my exploits at Wikinews you know that my effort to setup a news feed for Portal:Conservatism was unsuccessful. I am not saying that there is any bias at Wikinews so please don't put words in my mouth.
This leaves us with a gaping hole where "In the news..." would've gone. So I had the brilliant (if I do say so myself) idea to add a section called "Selected book" where conservatism-related Wikibooks are displayed. We'll be the only portal with such a feature. What do you think? – Lionel(talk) 09:08, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
If it appeared on the Main Page then it is acceptable for our portal. Right? That said, we now have a much better selection of DYKs and I agree that it should be replaced. That said, it's one thing for a drive-by user to delete portal content, and leave an ugly red link and a gaping hole where something should go. They aren't embarrassed. They aren't part of a group of editors who are trying to put their best foot forward. It doesn't matter to them that this portal is representative, a reflection of the group to which they belong. They don't take pride in the portal because they have no investment, no sense of solidarity.
I expect more from a member of WikiProject Conservatism. This portal is our public face. This portal is under our stewardship. If you're too busy to properly fix the portal, then at least tell someone you're pulling a drive-by. – Lionel(talk) 23:51, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
Why is Cold War listed as a selected article? The fact that conservative politicians were in charge of major countries for part of it doesn't mean it falls under the scope of this portal. Hut 8.5 09:22, 12 October 2011 (UTC)
Conflict with communism is a characteristic of conservatism.– Lionel(talk) 10:26, 12 October 2011 (UTC)
Good point! The opposite was the love Progressive/Liberal/Democrats had for USSR/communism. (Many examples) —— Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 04:10, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
We've run out of non-American FA and GA articles to add as Selected articles. I propose expanding, temporarily, the critieria to include B-class Top-importance articles. These will be replaced as more articles are promoted to FA and GA. This complies with the guideline. – Lionel(talk) 00:06, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
OK. Enough "non-American" selected articles have been added to placate the Featured Portal people. Let's reinstate the requirement of FA and GA articles, and let's try to replace the Bs with FAs and GAs as opportunities present, making sure that "American" articles don't prevail. – Lionel(talk) 01:54, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
I have nominated Read my lips: no new taxes for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. -- PeterTalk page 17:35, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
So, you guys put your Portal up under the Philosophy and thinking category, whilst every other political-ideology is in Social sciences and society. Make it stick out more for featured-status? If anything, Socialism should join you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 01:14, 5 August 2013 (UTC)