Portal talk:United States

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WikiProject United States (Rated Portal-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject United States, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of topics relating to the United States of America on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the ongoing discussions.
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WikiProject North America (Rated Portal-class)
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WikiProject Countries (Rated Portal-class)
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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Portal:United States:

Purpose: to get this portal featured again

  • add and populate a Selected biography section Yes check.svg Done.
  • add and populate a Selected anniversary section
  • added - needs to be populated encompassed by "On this day" section
  • add "On this day" calendar Yes check.svg Done.
  • create all monthly and daily pages Yes check.svg Done.
  • populate all daily pages Doing... late January through mid August events entered
  • create at least one month lead time while populating pages Yes check.svg Done
  • add and populate a Selected location section Yes check.svg Done
  • add and populate a Lists section Yes check.svg Done
  • use the random portal element template to rotate content for:
  • Selected article Yes check.svg Done.
  • Selected picture Yes check.svg Done.
  • Selected culture biography Yes check.svg Done.
  • Selected society biography Yes check.svg Done.
  • Selected location Yes check.svg Done
  • DYK section Yes check.svg Done.
  • Minor things:
  • separate the Category section from the Topics section using a category tree. Yes check.svg Done.

As a guideline, let's stick to using FA-Class United States articles, A-Class United States articles, plus FA-Class biography articles and A-Class biography articles about Americans to populate each 'Selected' section where possible. The main exception could be for Top or High Importance articles of lower quality, given a consensus to do so.

U.S. Roads portal[edit]

You might want to link to P:USRD since that's clearly related, and a featured portal. Imzadi 1979  20:02, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Does anyone have any opinions about adding a section to the portal for a featured project?[edit]

I would like to add a section to the portal to feature a different US related project (possibly in a random pick basis like the articles are). With about 100 US related projects that are at least semi active I think we have more than enough. I would like to start with the more active ones such as US roads, Wisconsin, NRHP, MILHIST/ACW, etc. Does anyone have any opinions on this? --Kumioko (talk) 16:39, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

I think that's a good idea, it will help me figure out where to start!! :) A. Ward (talk) 21:21, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

I disagree. Portals are about the content, not the projects. They're not supposed to be self-referential. WikiProjects are not content, they're discussion forums, the "back end" of Wikipedia, if you will. Portals, like the Main Page, are supposed to be featuring the "front end", and so I don't see a purpose to featuring a project on any portal beyond a statement of their existence at the bottom of the portal page. Imzadi 1979  21:46, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

The Americas[edit]

If someone from this project has a moment to comment at Category talk:American record producers, regarding my comments there. I am either way off track, or it is a thing worth considering. Thanks - My76Strat (talk) 12:34, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

GAs[edit]

New GAs that fall under this portal:

American automobile industry in the 1950s
1950s American automobile culture
Dennis Brown - © Join WER 00:03, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Detroit bankrupty --> Chapter 9 bankruptcies in general[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_United_States#Can_anybody_here_help.3F 46.142.17.120 (talk) 10:38, 30 July 2013 (UTC)