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Stub templates?[edit]

I stubbed out a couple of articles on Dominican baseball teams but could not find a stub template to show those articles as Dominican stubs. It looks like the stub templates/categories listed in this Wikiproject don't exist. In any case, the articles are Águilas Cibaeñas and Estrellas Orientales. Rolando (talk) 13:49, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

Project directory[edit]

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I noticed the project has neither a banner nor a userbox. Please feel free to use either or both of these if you see fit: {{WP DR}} and {{User WP DR}}. Badbilltucker 17:39, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Awards[edit]

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 20:04, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Proposed merger with WikiProject Caribbean[edit]

For the purposes of centralized discussion, please see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Caribbean#Proposed merger with WikiProject Dominican Republic. Thank you. John Carter 22:02, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Anyone alive?[edit]

I've added some stuff to the Portal:Dominican Republic page, which had absolutely no content, but it still needs a lot of work! Where are the Dominican editors!?!? ~RayLast «Talk!» 18:01, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Define "alive". There unfortunately aren't that many editors involved, unfortunately. I'm going to try to some more work myself in the near future, but I'm probably committed for at least the next week or two. John Carter (talk) 18:17, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Alive = not dead. Are you the only user active in Wikipedia:WikiProject Dominican Republic? ~RayLast «Talk!» 20:58, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
Maybe, until and unless some of the others answer. It might work to ask for some help at either Wikipedia:WikiProject Central America and/or Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals, though. John Carter (talk) 21:04, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme[edit]

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Mirabal sisters[edit]

Hi all. I added the Mirabal sisters to the project page because I think it deserves some attention. It has serious POV issues and almost no sources. I try and fix pages like that myself but I can't find any reliable sources and know nothing about the subject. Anyone interested? Thanks --PatrickFlaherty (talk) 02:05, 5 July 2008 (UTC) (Note: User Osplace responded to this message.

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Dominican Republic[edit]

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Help request: 95 Dominican Republic-related articles needing geographical coordinates[edit]

Based on a search of Wikipedia's articles related to the Dominican Republic, I've found some articles that I believe are about places in the Dominican Republic, and could usefully have geographical coordinates added.

The articles in question are listed in Category:Dominican Republic articles missing geocoordinate data. At the time of writing, some examples included:

  1. Azua Province
  2. Cap Cana
  3. La Cueva
  4. La Isabela International Airport
  5. María Trinidad Sánchez Province
  6. Monte Plata Batley Juan Sanchez Airport
  7. Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

...and there are many more, as well. At the time of posting this notice, there were 95 articles in this category needing geographical coordinates.

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By adding coordinates, a Wikipedia reader can easily view the location on a street map, nautical chart, topographic map, by satellite photo, realtime weather map, and in many other ways. Coordinate data makes an article eventually appear in various services such as Google Maps' Wikipedia overlay, Google Earth, and Wikipedia's own internal map service. Coordinate data also helps readers looking for geographically-based data, such as locations near a reference point, or related information.

How can I do it?[edit]

The articles are all marked with {{coord missing}} tags, which need to be replaced with {{coord}} tags that contain the location's latitude/longitude coordinates; or you might be able to add coordinates to an existing infobox. You can find out how to do this at the Wikipedia:Geocoding how-to for WikiProject members. Please let me know if this is useful, or if you have any questions! -- The Anome (talk) 11:41, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Non existing province[edit]

Theres is a problem with Provinces of the Dominican Republic, because the Matías Ramón Mella Province do not exist. Even with congressional aproval, the president returned the project. There is NOT any official information about this province. Please can someone remove the province and revert all the maps? Oscar987 03:48, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Work needed on Miss Dominican Republic articles[edit]

Hi all, I noticed some time ago that there's a lot of issues with the articles on the Miss Dominican Republic pageants, particularly those since 2004. See for example Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2006, which says "The Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2006 will be held on December 18, 2005". This detail should be easy to update, but there is a bit of research legwork involved to confirm all these details that would require an interested party. There's also the question of whether images such as File:MDR06Mía.jpg are not copyvios and whether contributions is the actual copyright holder of these images. I'd tagged these articles with {{update}} some time ago, but that template was almost immediately removed without the article being fixed. Thanks! —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 23:35, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

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Santo Domingo and Distrito Nacional[edit]

It appears they are the same nowadays? If they are the same (like Washington D.C. and District of Columbia), perhaps they should be merged? P.S. There are also separate pages for Greater Santo Domingo Area and Santo Domingo Province. Chanheigeorge (talk) 04:53, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Unreferenced living people articles bot[edit]

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Guayabal, Azua[edit]

I cleaned up the Article, yet, it is still very subjective and appears to be a first person account of Guayabal.

Also, the article's content is on the town of Guayabal, in the municipality of Guayabal, in the province of Azua. So perhaps the article name should perhaps be changed? Especially if someone were to create a page about the municipality.


--El Mayimbe (talk) 22:00, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Dominican Republic articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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I don't know if anyone is here but...[edit]

User:Indiobandida recently tried to post what I believe was an attempt at a new article on Wikipedia talk:Biographies of living persons about a band of the same name as the user from the Dominican Republic. It had quite a number of wikilinks, which made me think it had been copied from another wiki, but now I'm not as sure. The content was removed from the wikitalk page. I left a note on the user's talk page, but in English since I don't know Spanish. In any event,the user has now posted the same "article" (without wiklinks) on his/her userpage. Running it through Google Translate shows that the "article" is a PR piece, probably self-written. I have no idea if the band itself meets our notability requirements. If anyone is active here, and knows Spanish, it might be helpful if someone left a note for him on his/her talk page, possibly a translation of what I wrote in English plus an explanation of how s/he can't just put up the personal info on their own userpage. There's obviously more issues here, too (the username, for example, implies a strong COI), but I'm not sure if we can actually get that far. If the user isn't actually capable of editing in English, then this just isn't the place for them. Any help you can provide will be appreciated. Qwyrxian (talk) 02:25, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

(Note: User Osplace responded to this message. SamEV (talk) 19:55, 31 October 2010 (UTC))

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Los Bolos[edit]

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The article Los Bolos has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

A search for references found no published (gBooks) in English supporting the content of this article. It has been tagged to add references since October 2006. Without references and unable to find support the article fails WP:V, if WP:RS are added to support the content it would seem to pass WP:N but without references (any language is fine), and no cross language wiki links; it can not be shown to pass WP:N or WP:V.

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Proposed deletion of Los Colús[edit]

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Bachata Rosa[edit]

If anyone is interested in helping, I'm working on the album Bachata Rosa by Juan Luis Guerra for featured article and since there isn't a single FA for the Wikipedia Dominican Republic, I think this might help out. It's being done on my sandbox and if you would like to help out let me know. Erick (talk) 04:59, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

It would be great to have a FA. I am a little bit busy, but I will try to take a look later this week. Oscar 04:12, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

K cool, my sandbox can be found here. Erick (talk) 04:37, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Dominican Republic will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in the Dominican Republic's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 23:23, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Project dead?[edit]

Is there anyone here? :) In ictu oculi (talk) 02:00, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Should I help you? Osplace 03:08, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
Osplace, thanks I clarified the source I needed... thanks for speedy response though. And good to see project isn't dead :). In ictu oculi (talk) 23:49, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
You are welcome! Osplace 02:17, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Real or fake?[edit]

Is Taquito Juarez real or a hoax? Can anyone verify the claim that he played for the national team, or find the books used as refs? The-Pope (talk) 21:55, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Was a Hoax, thanks. Osplace 02:49, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Number-one singles in the Dominican Republic[edit]

Monitor Latino has released music charts for the Dominican Republic based on radio airplay which is only available to subscribers. However, the number-one singles are posted on the main page. I thought this might be of interest to anyone. Erick (talk) 06:21, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Afro-Dominican (Dominican Republic)[edit]

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The article Afro-Dominican (Dominican Republic) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

"Afro-Dominican" is not considered an ethnic group in the Dominican Republic. This article was created and developed mostly by a user (User:Isinbill) who may not have sufficient knowledge about the Dominican Republic, its culture nor ethnicities. The article is full of misconceptions, and has been developed to portrait the US/American point of view of the races and ethnics, by the matching the African-American concept and definition with a alleged Afro-Dominican ethnicity, following the "One drop rule", which claims that all offspring of an African will always be African, but not all offspring of an European is European. A person with an African-descent parent an a European-descent parent is considered not as mulatto, not as "European American", but an "African-American", denying to them their European heritage. The US situation has nothing to do with the Dominican situation, and is nonsense to apply that in an article about what Dominicans considered to be their ethnics, as ethnicities are defined as a social construct. The Afro-Dominican article is heavily biased and is abundantly about how "African Dominicans" reneged on their "blackness" and that 'prefers' their "white side". The only ethnics groups recognized by their Dominican government are the blacks, the mixed-race (mestizo) people (or specifically mulatto [with Negroid and Caucasian ancestry]), the yellow [sic] and the whites. I send to that user a message in his/her talk explaining some changes that I made, after that user undid my changes, later I discovered that that user created that article... I thats wwhy

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Inhakito, this is not the place to post a Proposed deletion template, it should be placed at the top of the article itself; but I suggest that you do not do that, because PROD is only for uncontroversial deletion proposals, and it is clear that this one is not uncontroversial, so the PROD template would simply be removed. If you seriously think the article should be deleted, you should nominate it at WP:Articles for deletion; but it seems to me (who know nothing about the subject) that this is a content dispute, which should be settled by discussion on the article talk page rather than by deleting the article. Please read WP:BOLD, revert, discuss cycle. I hope that other members of this WikiProject will join in and help to achieve WP:Consensus. JohnCD (talk) 10:13, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Is Formula, Vol. 1 within the scope of this project?[edit]

I just want to know if Formula, Vol. 1 falls under the scope of WikiProject Dominican Republic as it's already GA and I'm having it peer reviewed before submitting it to FAC. Erick (talk) 23:10, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Article needed on diplomatic crisis between the Dominican Republic and Haiti in 2013[edit]

On the Spanish Wikipedia, I discovered: es:Crisis diplomática entre República Dominicana y Haití de 2013. I realized there is no English article. Is anyone interested in starting it? WhisperToMe (talk) 01:30, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses[edit]

Pleas add information about this country to this articles.--Kaiyr (talk) 05:43, 30 July 2014 (UTC)