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Benedictine Military School[edit]

I graduated from B.C. and would like to help on the wording and etc. of the page. Burnedfaceless (talk) 19:27, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

New Georgia Encyclopedia[edit]

I've been spending some time today updating this page: Wikipedia:WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state)/New Georgia Encyclopedia/content comparison and I wanted to remind you all that it exists :) Disavian (talk) 05:55, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Greetings from GLAM-Wiki US[edit]

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1969 Atlanta Pop Festival -- Grand Funk Was There[edit]

I was present at the 1969 Atlanta Pop Festival. Grand Funk Railroad was there and did perform live on stage. The memory is a vivid one. Whoever included the statement that GFR was not there in 1969 is incorrect. Slidhome (talk) 20:55, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Okeefenokee Swamp[edit]

My family is from this swamp in Northern Florida,near the Georgia line.The back ground that I have always been taught for the residents in this swamp were always of Creek blood lines.They were Native Americans that come from a band called the Red Sticks,and Scotch-Irish.My grandma was born and raised there along with her brother and cousins.The small museum there contains some records and pictures of my family.I am from Jax.,Fla.Northern part of Jax.I hope this gives you some in-site from a direct decendent.Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.228.5.209 (talk) 20:47, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

Hi all, I've started a discussion at Template talk:Georgia#Requested move about renaming select templates related to your Georgia and the other one. I hope you'll share your opinion. --BDD (talk) 17:53, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Photo request categories[edit]

In Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Georgia (U.S. state) there are 150 county sub-categories most of which only have one or two image requests in them. As it is now possible to map these requests on google map is there any advantage to having this organisation? If I suggest moving request up into the state category in any county categories with less than 10 requests, would anyone object? --Traveler100 (talk) 12:23, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Proposal for the University of Georgia[edit]

Hello all,

I have started a proposal for a WikiProject for the University of Georgia. The UGA article and all related pages including Georgia Bulldogs is in need of much improvement and expansion. If you're interested in joining, please add your name to the supporter list. The University of Florida started it's own WikiProject and that gave me the idea. There is much work to be done! Your support and attention is much needed and much appreciated!

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. DMB112 (talk) 18:15, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Unhelpful editing at DeKalb County School District[edit]

I notice this user does repeated unhelpful editing by changing "school district" to "school system" even if some links break, because he/she considers the name change illegitimate WhisperToMe (talk) 05:00, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Lakeside, Georgia[edit]

There's an article about Lakeside, Georgia that no one has bothered. Anyone able to expand it?? Georgia guy (talk) 23:18, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Am I reading it right, it's a city that doesn't exist on any level with only a single source of questionable reliability giving any coverage to a group of people who would like it to be a city? I don't see that there's really anything to expand, and it honestly looks like a case of WP:TOOSOON. - SudoGhost 23:31, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
Well then, please expand it by finding additional sources to look up information. Georgia guy (talk) 23:42, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
I looked before I commented, and I'm honestly not seeing any evidence that this article's subject exists at all, even as an proposition of any real substance. - SudoGhost 23:47, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
I added a source that is very reliable. Georgia guy (talk) 23:53, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
A wordpress blog is not a reliable source, and all that verifies is that someone would like the city to exist, not that it has any chance of doing so or that the desire to have it become a city is notable in any way. - SudoGhost 23:56, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
What's the difference between Lakeside and what Brookhaven was until late 2012 (or I should say mid-2012, because it was in the summer when it was made official the Brookhaven was going to become a city)?? Georgia guy (talk) 00:16, 27 April 2013 (UTC)
The biggest difference is that Brookhaven was being discussed by reliable sources before it became a city. Unless reliable third-party sources can show that this proposed city has any notability, I think it would be better to redirect it to the county's article. I don't doubt that there are individuals that want it to become a city, and it may one day become a city, but that desire to create a city doesn't appear to be notable enough to mention it on Wikipedia, especially in a standalone article. - SudoGhost 00:26, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Photo request: Casimir Pulaski Monument in Savannah[edit]

Can somebody take a photo? Seems to be relatively easy to anyone who is in Savannah. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 15:32, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Proposed move for the state article[edit]

Please see the "Washington and Georgia" section of WP:VPR. I've proposed synchronizing this article's title with Washington (state), either by moving this article to Georgia (state) or by moving the other one to Washington (U.S. state). I don't care which we do, but I think that it would be good for the two to use the same method of disambiguation. Nyttend (talk) 16:12, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Frederick Mapp[edit]

Dr. Mapp was Chairman of the Biology Department not the Mathematics Department.

Nomination for deletion of Template:Ga.legis[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Ga.legis has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Frietjes (talk) 16:54, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA - first sentence[edit]

Technically Forsyth Park is evenly split between Savannah's Historic District, and the Victorian Historic District. Gwinnett street is the north-south separator, right in the middle where the Confederate monument stands. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.51.195.116 (talk) 18:50, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

userbox change?[edit]

created a new userbox because, in my opinion the current one is a little bland. hope you like it.

Flag-map of Georgia (U.S. state).svg This user is a member of WikiProject Georgia (U.S. State). Userbox pix.jpg


"Georgia"[edit]

The usage of Georgia (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is up for discussion, see Talk:Georgia (country) -- 76.65.128.222 (talk) 05:36, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Saturday: Wikipedia Loves Libraries comes down to Georgia[edit]

Check it out, Wiki-Peaches: Wikipedia:Meetup/Atlanta/Atlanta 7.--Pharos (talk) 06:22, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Demolished public housing projects in Atlanta[edit]

Article:McDaniel-Glenn Homes 41 acres (17 ha), 1000-unit[5] complex in the northwest corner of Mechanicsville, torn down between February and May 2006.[6] Replaced by Columbia at Mechanicsville Station.

The 41 should not be in number form. I want to change it but it has a link to it, should I get rid of the link along with the number? Robert (talk) 00:37, 22 December 2013 (UTC)


No. Go to where the link is (so you know where its suppose to go. Change "41" to "Forty-One" and then relink it back to where ever it was going. 173.200.15.66 (talk) 21:34, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Proposal to add Portal:Film in the United States to Gone with the Wind (film)[edit]

Hi! Here is an RFC on whether to add Portal:Film in the United States to: Gone with the Wind (film) Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Proposal_to_add_Portal:Film_in_the_United_States_to_Gone_with_the_Wind_.28film.29

The film article is not a part of this WikiProject, but the original novel article is: Gone with the Wind. The outcome of this discussion may affect portal placement in other Gone with the Wind-related articles. WhisperToMe (talk) 23:41, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Bankhead photo?[edit]

I've been doing a bit of cleanup at Bankhead, Atlanta (not much), and I can barely find any photos of this area. I'm not in Atlanta - are there any Wikipedians who live or pass near Bankhead who could take a photo that we could use for the article, something iconic to Bankhead? Possibly a photo of the highway for which the neighborhood is named (currently named the Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway) and/or a photo of Maddox Park. Alternately, I'm not sure where the Bankhead Highway turns into the Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, but a picture of a sign that says "Bankhead Highway" would also probably work as well, even if it's from somewhere else in or around Atlanta (I've heard that Bankhead is a bad neighborhood, so I can understand if the photographer types don't want to go there and pull out a nice camera). Thanks! 0x0077BE [talk/contrib] 02:30, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

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AfC submission - 08/04[edit]

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Lake Jodeco. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 01:09, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 6 May 2014[edit]

Would it be possible to add task forces for other cities to this template, like Atlanta has been done? Or, at the very least, different sections of the state? Allen (Morriswa) (talk) 15:38, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. --Redrose64 (talk) 17:48, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
How do I do that? I would like to be able to tag road articles for the specific city or area that they exist in. Allen (Morriswa) (talk) 02:24, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
Well, you've made your initial suggestion (both here and at Template talk:WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state)): there are two possible followups - you can expand on that yourself, or you can wait for others to offer suggestions as to how to proceed. Things to consider might include: which cities would be most suitable for taskforces; what would be the scope of each taskforce; what sort of things would need to be done; how many people are willing to participate. There is more at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Guide and Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Guide/Task forces. You can use the existing Atlanta task force as inspiration; you could also look at the taskforces for other states - such as {{WikiProject California}}, which has six taskforces (but only one of these is specific to a single city). On that matter, I notice that of the neighbouring states, {{WikiProject Alabama}}, {{WikiProject Florida}} and {{WikiProject Tennessee}} have no city taskforces, whilst both {{WikiProject North Carolina}} and {{WikiProject South Carolina}} are moribund.
Once such matters have been agreed, put the appropriate amendments into Template:WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state)/sandbox. But per Wikipedia:Edit requests, you shouldn't use {{edit template-protected}} until a consensus has been formed to proceed with the change to the template. --Redrose64 (talk) 08:37, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Adding county-contained highways to county navigational templates?[edit]

Would it be possible to add the appropriate highways (Interstate, U.S. highways, state routes, etc.) to the county navigational templates, such as {{Mitchell County, Georgia}}? Allen (Morriswa) (talk) 17:11, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Would this be a back-door attempt to undo what Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2013_May_7#Georgia_county_highway_navigational_boxes did? In any case, the purpose of those existing navboxes is limited to listing the municipalities and communities within a specific county, which is a different subject from the highways therein. Imzadi 1979  10:09, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
No, it would not be a "back-door attempt". I just don't understand at all why you guys like to undo edits and delete stuff that would be great for a supposed "encyclopedia" of knowledge. Shouldn't there be an attempt to spread the greatest amount of knowledge and information across the widest area possible? If so, why do you insist on deleting things and making things harder for people like me? Allen (Morriswa) (talk) 10:15, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
That would be expending the scope of the navbox, which is "Municipalities and communities of Mitchell County, Georgia, United States", to "Municipalities, communities, and highways of Mitchell County, Georgia, United States". One of these things is not like the other. –Fredddie 12:05, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Georgia (U.S. State) At Wikimania 2014[edit]

Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

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Notice of proposed renaming of "Georgia in the American Civil War" categories[edit]

I have proposed removing the disambiguator "(U.S. state)", which I believe to be unnecessary in context, from the titles of the following category and subcategories:

The proposal is presently encountering nearly unanimous opposition among the five other editors who have commented so far. You are invited to participate in the discussion, which can be found here. Note that the time window for participation will close very soon. — Jaydiem (talk) 14:16, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

FAR[edit]

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Irwinville[edit]

I haven't really edited Wikipedia before but I'd like help updating the Irwinville page. I found photos of several events mentioned in the article (Cooperative Gin and May Day) http://photogrammar.yale.edu/search/results.php?start=0&search=&pname=&lot=&van=&state=Georgia&county=Irwin&city=&year_start=1935&month_start=0&year_stop=1939&month_stop=12 They're from a Depression Era Photography program. There are also other photos from the late 30s to the mid 40s from all over in there.(184.77.111.171 (talk) 03:07, 8 September 2014 (UTC))

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)