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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Connecticut:
  • wikify format to split into multiple articles
  • cleanup list of famous people from connecticut into a list
  • update with sources
  • copyedit history section to match with History of Connecticut article
  • verify sources for the Transportation section
  • clarify latin translation of state motto
  • expand econonmy section and represent more of the state
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Nicknames in Side Banner[edit]

Connecticut has long been famous as the only state in the union having 3 official nicknames. While growing up in Connecticut during the 1950s - 1970s we were taught that Connecticut had three official nicknames: "The Constitution State", "The Nutmeg State", and "The Charter Oak State". Nutmegger is as close to a nickname for residents as Connecticut has ever had. It may not have been legislated as official, it has been accepted by the people dating to before the War of 1812. Davjohn (talk) 03:08, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

   Hey, what happened to "Connecti-cuties"??
--Jerzyt 04:03, 14 July 2013 (2 edits) (UTC)
   [Blush] Oops, try to be a wise-guy, and make a fool of yourself. It's already in the main body of the article, with a scholarly reference.
--Jerzyt 18:30, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Complete replacement of a horrid section[edit]

   In the "Political Office" section we have:

The Democratic Town Committees and Republican Town Committees within each Connecticut city or town decide upon which candidates may seek a position in any public office. If selected, the candidate will become a nominee for that political party and will serve in the office if they receive the majority of votes in an election.The Democratic Town Committees and Republican Town Committees within each Connecticut city or town decide upon which candidates may seek a position in any public office. If selected, the candidate will become a nominee for that political party and will serve in the office if they receive the majority of votes in an election.

   I don't have time to count all the ways that is false, and i think i am going to blank the section and start from scratch instead of trying to patch it. Hopefully i'll have something true, but incomplete, before long, but if you can offer such a starting point faster than i can, i expect to take advantage of your work, in the classic Wiki fashion.

   Oh, i failed to save that before starting my first edit. OK, two poor but true sentences have now replaced the horrid one, and a new editor and i saved edits overlapping in time without an ed conflict. Cool!

--Jerzyt 03:59, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Connecticut and Administrative divisions of Connecticut[edit]

   Well. I think i was fooled by the gov't section of Connecticut, which says

See also: Administrative divisions of Connecticut

where what needs to be said is closer to

Main article: Administrative divisions of Connecticut

My goal was to clean up the coverage nomination and ballot procedures, but the adjacent sections also had problems. I think some of what i saved (& immediately reverted away) may help improve one or the other of the two pages (the accompanying article and one i've linked to twice above). And i may finish the nomination & ballot material quickly. But i need to at least visit WP: WikiProject Connecticut soon, and see if anyone else is thinking about a less overlapping approach to at least these two pages.
--Jerzyt 06:36, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

   I've met my goal of making the coverage of nomination and ballot procedures accurate, and detailed enuf, i think, to correct rather than just cover over what the old version insinuated. The question remains of whether it's too detailed for this page: i assume that most of this, along with probably many other matters, should be factored out from here & scattered among various articles more specific than Connecticut, and i doubt i will try to decide that on my own.
   Sources also needed, and i'm too tired to put down even the ones i directly relied on. (I'm talking abt SotS data. Also, a map that implicitly shows Stafford is the source of the "wound"; my bet is that working out what the boundaries should be is tuff, and Stafford got bent out of shape, or got frustrated with two many changed boundaries in too short a time, and told the state, or the other towns and bodies, to go shove it. Or maybe they are more concerned about coordinating with the adjacent parts of Massachusetts.)
--Jerzyt 09:43, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Connecticutian source is not valid[edit]

The ref for the demonym Connecticution links to Meriam Webster Opendictionary. This is a user submitted dictionary, and does not carry the weight as the normal m-w dictionary does. See Wikipedia:Verifiability#Sources_that_are_usually_not_reliable — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.28.19.43 (talk) 23:30, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Expanded History section[edit]

As of mid-May, noting the alerts on missing citations and need to expand the history section, I have done so, relying in part on the "History of Connecticut" Wikipedia page to create matching subsections. There is still much work to be done on this section -- major periods lack chronologies, including Civil-War reconstruction era, roaring 20s/Depression, and Civil Rights era.

Casoulman (talk) 16:35, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Famous Residents section[edit]

As of mid-May, in an attempt to address the alert on improper inclusion of some people on the Famous Residents list, I have removed some whose careers did not match those of others while ensuring they were included on the Wikipedia page "list of people from Connecticut," which is a more appropriate page for their names. Several more are borderline -- namely Michael Bolton, Phil Donahue, Mia Farrow, Florence Griswold, Henry Lee, Patty LuPone, John Mayer, Marlo Thomas, and Mo Vaughn -- but I've left them intact as others clearly felt strongly enough to include them, and they have a record of excellence in their fields if not quite to match achievements or legacies of others on the list. I have no issues with anyone reviewing my edits and reinstating some that were listed; but ask that their comparative achievements be given full consideration before doing so.

Casoulman (talk) 19:11, 18 May 2014 (UTC)