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I noticed that WP:JAMAICA does not point here. Chubbles (talk) 20:24, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Jamaica[edit]

Wikipedia 0.7 is a collection of English Wikipedia articles due to be released on DVD, and available for free download, later this year. The Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team has made an automated selection of articles for Version 0.7. We would like to ask you to review the articles selected from this project. These were chosen from the articles with this project's talk page tag, based on the rated importance and quality. If there are any specific articles that should be removed, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.7. You can also nominate additional articles for release, following the procedure at Wikipedia:Release Version Nominations. A list of selected articles with cleanup tags, sorted by project, is available. The list is automatically updated each hour when it is loaded. Please try to fix any urgent problems in the selected articles. A team of copyeditors has agreed to help with copyediting requests, although you should try to fix simple issues on your own if possible. We would also appreciate your help in identifying the version of each article that you think we should use, to help avoid vandalism or POV issues. These versions can be recorded at this project's subpage of User:SelectionBot/0.7. We are planning to release the selection for the holiday season, so we ask you to select the revisions before October 20. At that time, we will use an automatic process to identify which version of each article to release, if no version has been manually selected. Thanks! For the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial team, SelectionBot 20:37, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Help request: 37 Jamaica-related articles needing geographical coordinates[edit]

Based on a search of Wikipedia's articles related to Jamaica, I've found some articles that I believe are about places in Jamaica, and could usefully have geographical coordinates added. The articles in question are listed in Category:Jamaica articles missing geocoordinate data. At the time of writing, some examples included:

  1. Dunn's River Falls
  2. Font Hill Beach
  3. Ganja Bridge
  4. Middlesex, Jamaica
  5. Norbrook
  6. Orange Bay
  7. Petersfield, Jamaica

At the time of posting this notice, there were 37 articles in this category needing geographical coordinates.

Why add coordinates?[edit]

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 I can help in any way. -- The Anome (talk) 22:40, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Photos for Gun Court, etc.[edit]

Could any Wikipedians in Jamaica take some photos of courthouses and other judicial facilities? I have one of South Camp prison from Flickr, but that's it so far. I would particularly appreciate photos of the Supreme Court building (inside & out) and the St. James Parish Regional Magistrate's Court in Montego Bay. There's a lot of work to be done writing articles on the Jamaican judiciary, and some pictures will help. Thanks. --Amble (talk) 07:26, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Coordinators' working group[edit]

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Article alerts[edit]

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Thanks. — Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 09:17, 15 March, 2009 (UTC)

Noel Coward[edit]

Hello, everyone. Noel Coward lived in Jamaica at the end of his life and is buried there at Firefly Hill. Can anyone get an image of his gravesite? Thanks for any help! -- Ssilvers (talk) 06:46, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Proposal for a 200-WikiProject contest[edit]

A proposal has been posted for a contest between all 200 country WikiProjects. We're looking for judges, coordinators, ideas, and feedback.

The Transhumanist 00:39, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Photo request[edit]

Would someone mind photographing the Air Jamaica headquarters at 76 Harbour Street, Kingston? Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 17:37, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Bob Marley GAR notification[edit]

Bob Marley has been nominated for a good article reassessment. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to good article quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. Reviewers' concerns are here.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 07:08, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom[edit]

A vote to move Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom to Elizabeth II is being held at Talk:Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. —what a crazy random happenstance 02:55, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

This message is being sent to each WikiProject that participates in the WP 1.0 assessment system. On Saturday, January 23, 2010, the WP 1.0 bot will be upgraded. Your project does not need to take any action, but the appearance of your project's summary table will change. The upgrade will make many new, optional features available to all WikiProjects. Additional information is available at the WP 1.0 project homepage. — Carl (CBM · talk) 03:28, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced living people articles bot[edit]

User:DASHBot/Wikiprojects provides a list, updated daily, of unreferenced living people articles (BLPs) related to your project. There has been a lot of discussion recently about deleting these unreferenced articles, so it is important that these articles are referenced.

The unreferenced articles related to your project can be found at >>>Wikipedia:WikiProject Jamaica/Unreferenced BLPs<<<

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If you have any questions or concerns, visit User talk:DASHBot/Wikiprojects. Okip 00:44, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

An article needs to be corrected[edit]

Forgive me if this is posted in the wrong area. The article for the "Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation" in Reference #4 has an incorrect URL of http://www.jamaicaham.org/Radio%20Jamaica%20history.pdf, the updated URL is http://www.jamaicaham.org/downloads/Radio%20Jamaica%20History.pdf 65.183.8.194 (talk) 06:41, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

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

Version 0.8 is a collection of Wikipedia articles selected by the Wikipedia 1.0 team for offline release on USB key, DVD and mobile phone. Articles were selected based on their assessed importance and quality, then article versions (revisionIDs) were chosen for trustworthiness (freedom from vandalism) using an adaptation of the WikiTrust algorithm.

We would like to ask you to review the Jamaica articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

We have greatly streamlined the process since the Version 0.7 release, so we aim to have the collection ready for distribution by the end of October, 2010. As a result, we are planning to distribute the collection much more widely, while continuing to work with groups such as One Laptop per Child and Wikipedia for Schools to extend the reach of Wikipedia worldwide. Please help us, with your WikiProject's feedback!

For the Wikipedia 1.0 editorial team, SelectionBot 23:11, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

I have created together with Smallman12q a toolserver tool that shows a weekly-updated list of cleanup categories for WikiProjects, that can be used as a replacement for WolterBot and this WikiProject is among those that are already included (because it is a member of Category:WolterBot cleanup listing subscriptions). See the tool's wiki page, this project's listing in one big table or by categories and the index of WikiProjects. Svick (talk) 20:58, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Railway lines in Jamaica - article naming[edit]

The five extant articles about railway lines in Jamaica (see Category:Railway lines in Jamaica) are all currently named in the format "Railways of Jamaica: X to Y", e.g. Railways of Jamaica: Bog Walk to Port Antonio.

This is an unusual naming scheme that looks more like a sub-article convention than is the standard on Wikipedia. I would suggest moving them to a more typical format "X to Y line" or "X to Y line (Jamaica)" if disambiguation is needed, although I don't think it will be in any of these five cases.

Please leave any comments you have at talk:Railways of Jamaica: Bog Walk to Port Antonio. Thryduulf (talk) 19:10, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Ital food[edit]

We could use some pictures for the article. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 08:41, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

population statistics[edit]

The website of the Institute of Statistics of Jamaica, came on the population statistics for 2010, split by state and another. You can update the information in a number of articles. [1] JukoFF (talk) 12:27, 30 August 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:Jamaica will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Jamaica'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) 23:25, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Article rating[edit]

Hello all. I've just created a new article, Independence of Jamaica, and am wondering if someone from your project could give it a rating on its talk page.

Thanks. 1Matt20 04:46, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Jamaican Black Castor Oil[edit]

The above article is a stale draft in the Afc that will soon be deleted. Would anyone like to add some references and submit it? —Anne Delong (talk) 13:43, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

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

Pleas add information about this country to this articles--Kaiyr (talk) 15:59, 28 July 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)

Expert attention[edit]

This is a notice about Category:Jamaica articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 20:23, 23 October 2014 (UTC)