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WikiProject Yorkshire Newsletter - November 2009 [ edit ]
The Yorkshire WikiProject Newsletter
The WikiProject Yorkshire Newsletter
Issue 19 - November 2009
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WP:YORKS is a leading local British WikiProject in terms of the total number of articles supported (up from 7,532 last month to 7,738 on October 30th).
WP:GM has the lead in FAs at 43 out of a total number of 2.034 articles. In the area of GAs WP:YORKS at 52 is just ahead of WP:GM who have 47.
If you would like to discuss changes to
Priorities, please join in at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Yorkshire
Currently there are seventeen Yorkshire featured articles:
Henry Moore • Caedmon • Sheffield Wednesday F.C. • George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore • History of Sheffield • York City F.C. • Joseph Priestley • Stocksbridge Park Steels F.C. • M62 motorway • Valley Parade • William Wilberforce • History of Bradford City A.F.C. • Last of the Summer Wine • Ealdred (archbishop) • Paulinus of York • Wilfrid • Cosmo Gordon Lang
There are also ten featured lists:
List of York City F.C. Clubmen of the Year • List of York City F.C. managers • List of York City F.C. players • List of York City F.C. seasons • List of Bradford City A.F.C. seasons • List of York City F.C. records and statistics • List of Leeds United A.F.C. seasons • List of Scarborough F.C. seasons • List of awards and nominations received by Arctic Monkeys • List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Cleveland
Thank you and well done to all those who contributed.
Drax Power Station passed a GA review on October 5th
Thomas of Bayeux peer review initiated on October 8th
Sheffield was demoted from FA on October 9th
Anne Brontë failed a GA review on October 10th
East Riding of Yorkshire peer review initiated on October 23rd
Leeds peer review initiated on October 25th
David Wetherall passed a GA review on October 26th
County Borough of Leeds nominated for GA review on October 26th
Philip Larkin peer review initiated on October 27th
County Borough of Leeds promoted to GA on October 30th
There are now 70 members of WikiProject Yorkshire! A warm welcome to the new members that have joined us since the October newsletter:
No members left the project this month:
For those of you who made changes and looked after the school and university articles after last month's feature.
There has again been a number of suggestions on the ToDo list at
Yorkshire Portal and this has been kept up to date.
The football and rugby editors have continued keeping abreast of most, if not all, of the top clubs.
WikiProkject Yorkshire editors have been busy on vandal patrol at
Thank you to all the editors who help make this WikiProject what it is; no edit goes unnoticed.
top priority articles that have been identified to date are as follows -
The number has been kept deliberately low to give us a fighting chance of improving them to at least GA status, also so we can concentrate our efforts on these first.
Yorkshire articles by quality and importance
Assess and review
As of 31 July, 2009, we have assessed
of all articles with a project banner.
100% (Some new and additional article talk pages may still require a banner however)
After discussion at
Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Yorkshire in April 2008.
Specific aims for the project are:-
To complete tagging and assessment of all Yorkshire related articles (See below)
To recruit more active editors (See Member News)
To bring our top level article
Yorkshire up to Featured article status To bring all other top priority articles (currently 15 with 2 at FA) to at least
Good article status To set up a weekly or monthly selected article improvement drive
To produce a regular news letter for circulation to members