Portal talk:Politics

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Failure to maintain[edit]

The portal currently fails to meet the required standards of the Featured portal criteria, in particular 1(d) (well-maintained). "Featured portals that require maintenance and are not updated for three or more months are summarily demoted." I see the following problems:

  1. The "selected picture" for September is a redlink, as it was in August, July and June
  2. The "selected article" has been Initiative since October 2008
  3. The "selected biography" has been Geert Wilders since November 2009
  4. The "selected quote" has been one of Wilders' utterances (remarkable variety in the portal, don't you think?) since December 2009

I will leave messages at the portal's associated WikiProjects and see whether there are any improvements quickly, otherwise a visit to Featured Portal Review looms... It would probably be a good idea to have a look at some of the recent Featured Portals to see how to use a system of random subpages so that manual or monthly updates are no longer necessary. BencherliteTalk 12:28, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Agreed, It needs a FPR. JJ98 (Talk) 17:31, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Is there a name for an election where a single party gains every avalable seat? Unopposed party? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.237.95.62 (talk) 10:24, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Why is progressivm not mentioned here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.139.106.51 (talk) 01:33, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Lack of Consistency with Democracy[edit]

The Democracy page notes several forms of Democracy, yet almost non of those are noted sub lists of Democracy on the list of Governments bar on the side (linking to the politics portal). To me, it seems that this lack of congruence could be problematic. Sovereignlance (talk) 05:57, 18 July 2011 (UTC)