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Betty Cooper Hearnes-separate article[edit]

Betty Cooper Hearnes should have her article be brought back. She had a separate political career by serving in the Missouri House of Representatives. State legislators are consider notable. Betty Hearnes may had been First Lady of Missouri but that fact alone should not had her article be merged with that of her husband Warren Hearnes. She was in the Missouri General Assembly and therefore, notable in her own right. Thank you-RFD (talk) 14:41, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

  • Just for the benefit of anyone reading this, it looks like this page was restored (and rightfully so).HornColumbia (talk) 00:19, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

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Brentwood, Missouri[edit]

I feel that the Wikipedia page for Brentwood, Missouri should be changed. Not only did Brentwood High school win the 2009 National Blue Ribbon of Excellence, so did one of Brentwoods elementary Schools. Mark Twain Elementary of Brentwood, Missouri won the the Missouri Gold Star School Honor and the National Blue Ribbon of Excellence for 2009. This is a very big Honor not only for Brentwood to have two schools ranked this high out of all united states schools, but also a huge Honor for Mark Twain, which is being overlooked! [1] Thank you, Jennifer Horton —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mjhort (talkcontribs) 22:22, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Please feel free to add this information yourself, you seem to know more about it then any of us here. Just make sure you provide references for the information you add. If you need any help feel free to contact me or ask here. Thanks. Grey Wanderer (talk) 02:49, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

State Parks[edit]

Hi everyone. I've taken up as a project to flesh out & expand some of the wiki entries on Missouri state parks. I need some advice / questions: 1) Does anyone know of a template for an infobox that could be standardized for all parks with a list of possible amenities (boating, cabins, equestrian trails, etc) then the ones available at each specific one could be checkmarked, etc. I'm not skilled at creating new infoboxes, so I'd like to just alter an existing template if possible. Make sense? 2) Would using pics of various state parks grabbed off of the official Mo. DNR websites be allowable for use in wiki entries under "fair use" doctrine or "public" yada yada? We have some beautiful parks here in our state, would be a shame to not show them off in the articles with some pics. Some of the Wiki Commons rules get so draconian and confusing it just makes my head spin! lol Sector001 (talk) 02:27, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi Sector, this really needs to be done; it's exciting to see someone take interest in it. I don't really know the answers to any of your questions at the moment, but I'd be willing to help. If you need anything don't hesitate to ask. Grey Wanderer (talk) 02:49, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
I'll help--I just bought a huge book with all the parks listed; this could be big-time DYK material too! I'm sure there's some {{infobox park}} or other. Fair use does not apply there, though. fetch·comms 00:44, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
{{Geobox|Protected area}} seems to be the standard. fetch·comms 00:53, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Conflicting Information[edit]

Ludwigsburg is cited as the sister city of St. Charles starting in 1996, while St. Charles is listed as the sister city in the Ludwigsburg article beginning in 1995. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:22, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

If possible, find a reliable source to verify the date, or just remove it from both. fetch·comms 19:58, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

List of United States federal courthouses in Missouri[edit]

This list is largely complete, but has bits and pieces of information missing, and needs images filled in - any help in completing it would be much appreciated. Cheers! bd2412 T 18:54, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Out of bordem i looked up our wonderful town while i was deployed to Kandahar Afghanastan. My name is Logan Portell son to Kenneth "Butch" Portell and Faye Portell. Wish me luck! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:53, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject St. Louis and WikiProject Kansas City[edit]

There haven't been some tecent edits to improve the wikipages in the WikiProjects. We need to start editting and organizing those pages so we can stay on top of them. (Jordan S. Wilson (talk) 04:46, 19 September 2010 (UTC))

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

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We would like to ask you to review the Missouri 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.

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WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

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A consideration for cross project consolidation of talk page templates[edit]

I have started a conversation here about the possibility of combining some of the United States related WikiProject Banners into {{WikiProject United States}}. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please take a moment and let me know. --Kumioko (talk) 19:57, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Totally fabricated Wikipedia contribution...The Westplex[edit]

The fabricated entry referencing 'The Westplex' regarding the origination of the term describing the growing western counties of the St. Louis, MO. metro area is disturbing. The verifiable true origination of the area's name follows. In November of 1991, radio station owners of Kaspar Broadcasting, Vernon John Kaspar and Steven Charles Kaspar put a new radio station on the air to service the west metro area of St. Louis...99.9 FM KFAV (All Hit V100). In September of 1991, preparing to put the station on the air (went on the air in early November, 1991) a decision was made to name St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, and Franklin Counties "The Westplex" the Dallas, Tx. area towards Fort Worth is called "the Metroplex"... It is a well known fact with the mayors, businesses, community leaders, etc. that the term "Westplex" originated as stated...NOT some fictional "Zigmund" etc. etc. The general description of the area is correct, however the Wiki contributer committed a treacherous crime against historical accuracy, as the term "Westplex" has stuck as a term for 19 years (1991 to 2010), so will surely be a stable term into the future, making the historical accuracy critical. This blatant fictitious posting is most likely an attack against the Kaspars and their successful radio operation. I'm fairly certain I know the source, from a regional competitor of questionable integrity. There is no human being that "Westplex" was named after, and there is no source to prove it. I was present in the conference room at Kaspar Broadcasting when the term was given birth, and there is an abundance of proof and witnesses. Steve Kaspar, Kaspar Broadcasting Co. of Missouri. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Radioguy999 (talkcontribs) 06:13, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Uhhm. Wow. Someone really needs more fiber in their diet. I checked the Westplex entry and see nothing that seems glaringly out of order. Not exactly sure what the Steve Kaspar guy is venting his spleen about. Seems like just some petty bickering between two radio stations that has no business here. Just my take on it. Sector001 (talk) 08:02, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

It's because I removed all unsourced content. Part of the article may have very well been made up. Hopefully this fixes the problem. Grey Wanderer (talk) 07:04, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

I should have known Grey Wanderer would be "Johnny on the spot" on that. Pat on the back to ya! Oh, and GO MIZZOU! Sector001 (talk) 19:59, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Collaboration with the Wine Project on Missouri wine articles?[edit]

Hello! For 2011 the Wine Project is doing a new Wine Improvement Drive where each month we focus on an area of articles that relate to a particular theme. In January, we are are ringing in the New Year with New World wine, with a focus on the wines of the Northern Hemisphere-Canadian wine, American wine and Mexican wine. I am going by related projects to see if there is any interest in collaboration between this project and the wine project on the subject of Missouri wine. Some suggestion on potential article creations include History of Missouri wine and Missouri Wine and Grape Program. Another idea would be creating articles on notable wineries such as Augusta Winery and Montelle Winery etc. On a smaller scale, there are Missouri wine related articles that could use some help with clean up or expanding beyond a stub such as the articles on Hermann AVA, Ozark Highlands AVA, Ozark Mountain AVA, Les Bourgeois Winery, Stone Hill Winery, Hermann Jaeger, etc. And, of course, of HUGE help would be the upload of free use photos of Missouri wineries, wines and wine regions to Commons that could be used to better illustrate Missouri wine articles. If you're interested in helping, please drop a note at the Wine Project's talk page with the article you're interested in helping with. Thanks and have a great New Year! AgneCheese/Wine 23:42, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

BLP Missouri politician[edit]

I just found this article: Wes Shoemaker. I googled but found nothing and he isn't listed on any of the state's legislative lists. Could the article just be old, or is it wrong, or am I wrong? Any assistance would be great. Outback the koala (talk) 05:07, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

sorry, it just a double article. Here the actual one: Wes Shoemyer. Outback the koala (talk) 05:08, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for catching that Outback. I've been reworking the correct one, Wes ShoeMYER, but nver knew there was an orphan out there with his last name spelled wrong. I don't have any experience with getting an entire Wiki deleted. Can someone on the WikiMissouri project help? Just make sure to delete Wes Shoemaker and NOT Wes Shoemyer lol! Much thanks! Sector001 (talk) 05:34, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

I put it for afd at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Wes Shoemaker. Outback the koala (talk) 05:46, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Problem solved. One of the head honcho editors deleted the Shoemaker wiki. All is well again.Sector001 (talk) 18:24, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Meetup/St. Louis[edit]

Short notice, I know, but if you all are in town and interested in coming tomorrow evening, you're more than welcome.--Chaser (talk) 21:49, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

I almost came! I wish I could get one happening in Columbia. Grey Wanderer (talk) 22:30, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

US Collaboration reactivated & Portal:United States starting next[edit]

Casliber recently posted a suggestion on the talk page for WikiProject United States about getting the US Wikipedians Collaboration page going again in an effort to build up articles for GA through FA class. See Wikipedia:U.S. Wikipedians' notice board/USCOTM. After several days of work from him the page is up and ready for action. A few candidates have already been added for you to vote on or you can submit one using the directions provided. If you are looking for inspiration here is a link to the most commonly viewed articles currently under the scope of Wikiproject United States. There are tons of good articles in the various US related projects as well so feel free to submit any article relating to US topics (not just those under the scope of WPUS). This noticeboard is intended for ‘’’All’’’ editors working on US subjects, not just those under WPUS.

The next item I intend to start updating is Portal:United States if anyone is interested in helping. Again this is not specific to WPUS and any help would be greatly appreciated to maximize visibility of US topics. The foundation has already been established its just a matter of updating the content with some new images, biographies and articles. Please let leave a comment on the Portals talk page or let me know if you have any questions or ideas. --Kumioko (talk) 19:15, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Wiki's for Missouri politicians[edit]

Hi folks. I've been working on expanding existing Wiki's for Mo. government officials and creating ones for those that were lacking (i.e. Walter Naylor Davis). I've been tagging them as unassessed. Do I do the assessing (doesn't seem right) or is there a committee of some sort that does that? This is a new area for me so I'm a bit confuzzled. Here are some I created besides Davis -- Mike Parson (politician), Jay Wasson, Mike Kehoe, Dan W. Brown (politician), Jason T. Smith (politician), Tishaura Jones. My goal was to at least have a Wiki for all the current leadership of the Mo. General Assembly. Hope I've not made a mess of things or more work for others =)Feedback? Advice? Sector001 (talk) 19:31, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

You can assess it as long as you don't call it a GA or FA, etc. without going through the proper review processes. If an article you create is start-class, just mark it as such; it saves time for others. Regarding the actual articles you created, there are citation templates available to format the references in a standard format. You can use {{cite book}}, {{cite web}}, etc. between the <ref> and </ref> instead of a plain link ( , etc.). If you go through your created articles and do this, they will look much nicer! Also, if you didn't know, the did you know process lets you get your created articles on the Main Page. The basic requirements are: 1 article must be at least 1500 characters or prose long, not including references or lists, etc.; 2 OR article must have been expanded with new text at least five times the amount of prose characters before OR two times the amount of prose characters before if the article is about a living person; 3 the article must be nominated for did you know within five days of its creation or expansion; 4 the article must not have any maintenance/cleanup tags on it or be very lacking in references/other serious issues. Full rules are at this page; you should consider nominating for DYK the next time you create an article as it gives exposure tor your work. Cheers, /ƒETCHCOMMS/ 01:58, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Relationship with WikiProject United States[edit]

People from a variety of WikiProjects have had concerns about the scope of WikiProject United States and its relationship with other WikiProjects. We have created an RFC and invite all interested editors to discuss it at: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject United States#Mission statement for WikiProject United States. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 15:33, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

I scanned through it -- and theres a LOT of back-and-forth there to go through (beware, may cause uncontrollable glazing over of the eyes!)-- and to me it all looks like needless drama. I suspect its more about "turf war" than anything of any real importance. How about devoting our time to working on the articles instead of childish bickering. Just my take. Sector001 (talk) 17:44, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Is there any real content debate? has a conflict about article content actually arouse? I guess I'm kinda with Sector on this one. Grey Wanderer (talk) 22:28, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Kinloch, Missouri[edit]

The {{Portal|Missouri}} template was missing and a great deal of history about this oldest of Missourian black communities was added. What I don't understand and would like some sources on was South Kinloch a municipality with it's own mayor or did that happen after Berkeley split away? My entire research and work came from just trying to answer a simple question: when was Kinloch founded? Kinloch Park and it's golf course, race track, balloon airfield, servant home zoning in the south seems to be founded in 1885 or abouts. The Kinloch School District was founded in 1902 as a break away from Ferguson. It seems technically with the election of a black school board member in 1924 that Kinloch was a racially mixed community and not officially a black community till the break away of Berkeley in 1938. Sources and analysis would be nice. Another source claims Kinloch to be grown by land purchasing similar to Brooklyn Illinois during it's formation in the 1830's. Alatari (talk) 08:12, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

  • BTW, who assesses the article to raise it from Start class? Alatari (talk) 08:13, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
I don't know anything about Berkeley. Anybody can raise the class of an article; if you think the article is a C-class or B-class then I'd say go for it. Only GA and FA require a nomination process. Grey Wanderer (talk) 22:28, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch[edit]

Well, this place seems to be slightly more active than WikiProject St. Louis, so let's give it a try. Growing American Youth was nominated for speedy deletion recently, but I untagged it because from an extremely cursory search it looked to have plenty of coverage in papers like the Post-Dispatch. However, I'm not a P-D subscriber (it's pay-per-view), so while I can tell that it has this coverage, I can't actually look at the coverage in order to add to the article. Can anyone with an online subscription help out? Roscelese (talkcontribs) 22:03, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

I can view articles on the main page. But I'm not a subscriber. Are these articles in the archives? Grey Wanderer (talk) 22:28, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Yes. Here is one, which I can't access. Roscelese (talkcontribs) 22:49, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
(responded [2]) /ƒETCHCOMMS/ 15:27, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

Adding "Popular pages" to U.S.-related projects[edit]

A very interesting tool of the Wikimedia Toolserver is called WikiProject Popular pages lists. These lists are similar to project-related article lists like U. S. article lists used for generating assessment statistics. The Popular pages lists include the rank, total views, average daily views, quality and importance ratings for the listed articles. Here is the full list of projects using popular pages lists. An FAQ also is available at User:Mr.Z-man/Popular pages FAQ.

I recently added links to lists of popular pages as shown below to the U.S. Portal - WikiProjects box and the nominations sections for each of the selected articles boxes.

Portal:United States/Projects/Popular pages

Because this project was not included, I am bringing up the popular pages tool here. This tool makes it very easy to track three of four balancing dimensions when selecting articles for showcasing at a portal - quality, importance and popularity. When tracking the fourth dimension, topic, the related article lists tool (such as for U.S. article lists tool) also might be useful by filtering on categories of interest.

If you do decide to use this tool, feel free to update Portal:United States/Projects/Popular pages as well.

Regards, RichardF (talk) 02:14, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Featured portal candidate: United States[edit]

Portal:United States is a current featured portal candidate. Please feel free to leave comments. -- RichardF (talk) 02:14, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Meetup/St. Louis[edit]

^ for those interested, /ƒETCHCOMMS/ 00:29, 13 May 2011 (UTC)


I'd be grateful for some help there. Also, if it is truly a city, your Wikiproject importance rating for the article probably needs revising. --Dweller (talk) 10:55, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Fixed -- Changed description from city to village. Seems to me the OP could have personally changed it far quicker than the time it took them to complain about it both here and on the Powersville discussion page. Remember the Wkipedia motto "be bold". Sector001 (talk) 19:14, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
I'm sad that you chose to repeat a variation of your snarky comment here, as well as at my user talk. My response can be found there. --Dweller (talk) 12:50, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Request for feedback[edit]

Hello Wikiproject Missourians, I recently listed History of St. Louis, Missouri for peer review at Wikipedia: Peer review, and I would like your feedback on the article. If you feel up to it, any comments are welcome. Thanks, poroubalous (talk) 18:41, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion for WikiProject United States to support WikiProject Missouri[edit]

Someone recently suggested that this project may be inactive or semi-active and that it might be beneficial to include it in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States. After reviewing the project it appears that there has been no active discussions in several months and very few edits made to the project oage. Please feel free to contact me if there are any comments or questions. --Kumioko (talk) 00:57, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

I still actively patrol many of the WikiProject Missouri pages for vandalism. Several others, for example Grey Wanderer, do too. I've also created new Missouri-related Wikis and enhanced several others in recent months. Perhaps just not ones on the project "to do" list. Don't mistake a lack of discussions here as neccessarily a sign of dormancy. It just means we're going about our business without folks having many "beefs" that need resolved. I would not be in favor of any sort of "takeover" of WikiProject Missouri by you personally Kumioko or by WikiProject United States. I would be interested in knowing who this unnamed "someone" is that suggested our inactivity. All they have to do is post a message here as you did and it will be answered in a timely manner.Sector001 (talk) 02:59, 3 September 2011 (UTC)
No problem I will take this one of the list. I have had several editors leaving me emails and notes at various discussions about different projects. Knowone's trying to make anyone do anything they don't wanna do. To be honest though I kinda wondered too but its all good now I know. Cheers and happy editing. --Kumioko (talk) 03:10, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

There are a few of us around. I'm not as active as I'd like to be though, hopefully that will change in the future. Grey Wanderer (talk) 03:18, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

wikipedia's missouri list of executions[edit]

Under the Wikipedia's Missouri's List of Executions, Leonard Marvin Laws,was executed for the Murders of elderly couple:Charles & Lottie Williams. Not: John S. You can google his name,and find his victims,he was executed for. Actually,he killed 3 other elderly people besides Charles & Lottie Williams. One elderly victim,was born without limbs,except one arm. I knew all of the 5 elderly vitims,and Laws's co-murdering Partners-George Clifton Gilmore,and Norman Gilmore. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:13, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Please see Wikipedia's policies on verifiable references. Maybe my brain is in low gear today but I'm having difficulty understanding exactly what you want done. If you can provide proof -- newspaper sources, tv news etc. to back up your claim, then go for it. Sector001 (talk) 17:45, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Proposed revisions to Peabody Energy history section[edit]

Hi, due to WP:COI concerns, I was hoping to get some feedback on revisions I have proposed to the St. Louis-based Peabody Energy article’s history section. I have discussed and posted a draft of my proposed revisions in a collapsible box on that article’s talk page, but as there seems to be a low level of activity there, I was hoping another editor from this project might be willing to help out and provide some feedback. JamesClyde (talk) 14:47, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

I'm certainly not an expert by any means, but at first glance it looks good to me. No obvious bias problems. I can understand & appreciate you wanting to get several other sets of eyes on it, considering coal -- and Peabody in particular -- are controversial to some. Thanks for asking WP Missouri to participate. Have a great Wiki kinda day. Sector001 (talk) 17:42, 15 November 2011 (UTC)
Hi Sector001, thanks for your help and feedback on this material! After providing some additional time for other editors to weigh in, I have gone ahead and implemented the revisions to the history section. JamesClyde (talk) 16:00, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Strange assertion in Eldon entry[edit]

I was looking at the entry for Eldon, Missouri and found this strange assertion "The Eldon Advertiser is the only legal newspaper in Eldon." What in the world is a legal newspaper? Am I missing something?Lorenzodow11 (talk) 15:57, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Hmmm. That IS a little unusual. Never knew of an illegal newspaper either except in some communist nation or 3rd world dictatorship. It appears the info was added about 18 mos. ago by a onw-time-only editor. I'm suspecting a bit of POV violation with it and will remove that particular sentence until someone can provide clarification and/or justification otherwise. Thanks Lorenzodow11 for catching that. Sector001 (talk) 17:12, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Legal probably refers to it being the "official" paper of the community for the publishing of legal notices (e.g., tax sale notices, zoning notices, etc.). That's a not a particularly notable item about a paper (only in small towns where there are competing papers will you see that made into an issue) so it's o.k. if you deleted it.Americasroof (talk) 17:31, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Peabody Energy cont.[edit]

As I have a WP:COI with this article, I posted about earlier revisions to the Peabody Energy article on this WikiProject’s talk page and was hoping someone might again be willing to take a look at some additional revisions I proposed to the article's Black Mesa controversy section. Thanks for your time. JamesClyde (talk) 15:08, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Southern Missouri[edit]

I've requested an article creation of Southern Missouri here. The southern third of Missouri is distinguishable from northern two-thirds by dialect, history, and culture. Compare Southern Illinois and Southern Indiana. Is anyone interested in this project? – Confession0791 talk 05:59, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Greetings from GLAM-Wiki US[edit]

Invitation to join GLAM-Wiki US

Hello! This WikiProject aligns closely with the work of the GLAM-Wiki initiative (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums), a global community of volunteers who assist cultural institutions with sharing resources with Wikimedia. GLAM-Wiki US is a new community initiative focused on organizing cultural collaborations within the United States. GLAM organizations are diverse and span numerous topics, from libraries and art museums to science centers and historic sites. We currently have a backlog of interested institutions- and we need your help!

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We hope you'll join the growing GLAM-Wiki community in the US. Thank you!
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Hawaiian delegation[edit]

While Prince David Kawananakoa did indeed lead the Hawaiian Delegation to the convention, there are several primary sources (including Honolulu Republican 31 August 1900, p1) that mention Native Hawaiian delegate John Henry Wise as the one who cast the deciding vote on the 16-1 measure mentioned. One source (Hawaiian Star, 1 July 1904) writes "The Washington Star confuses Wise with Prince David who was also a delagate."

WikiProject Washington University in St. Louis[edit]

I noticed that WikiProject Washington University in St. Louis is currently in an inactive status and would like to add it under the supported projects list of WikiProject United States. Before I do that though I wanted to give you first dibs on adding it under your scope. Please let me know if you have any questions. Kumioko (talk) 18:03, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Since this has been here for 5 days now I am going to go ahead and add WikiProject Washington University in St. Louis to the supported projects list of WPUS. Please let me know if there are any comments. Kumioko (talk) 14:19, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Upcoming Wikimedia events in Missouri and Kansas![edit]

Hello Mossourians and anyone in the region! You're invited to 3 exciting events Wikipedians are planning in your area this month—a tour and meetup at the National Archives in Kansas City, and Wiknics in Wichita and St. Louis:

Kansas City
Saturday, June 16, starting at 9 a.m.National Archives in Kansas City
  • This full-day event will include a tour of the facility; presentations from National Archives Wikipedian-in-Residence, Dominic McDevitt-Parks, and Exhibit Specialist, Dee Harris; and time in the research room to work on projects. Come by for any or all of the days events. The focus of the projects will be scanning, writing articles, transcribing, or categorizing images on Commons.

    Wikipedians from St. Louis and elsewhere in the region are encouraged to make a day-trip of it and come to Kansas City for this special opportunity! We may be able to accommodate bus fares for those coming from nearby cities (like St. Louis) in the region.


And two local editions of the Great American Wiknic, the "picnic anyone can edit." Come meet (and geek out with, if you want) your local Wikipedians in a laid-back atmosphere:

Saturday, June 23, starting at 1 p.m. — Central Riverside Park
  • Join the 1st annual Wichita Wiknic: The Sunflower State blooms Free Knowledge!
St. Louis
Saturday, June 23, starting at 11 a.m. — Forest Park Visitors' Center
  • Join the 2nd annual St Louis Wiknic: The Gateway to the West is now The Gateway to the Wiki!
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Weaubleau-Osceola structure[edit]

The Weaubleau-Osceola structure page needs some major edits. I have completed some of those edits today as it is currently known as the Weaubleau structure. The title still needs to be changed but I do not have the ability to do that as of yet since I signed up today. I would like to do a complete rewrite of the article in the future when I get more time. A lot of information is missing that has been published over the last few years. I understand why with the cost of the journals and articles. If there is anything specific anyone would like to see added please let me know. I will try to be as thorough as possible but I may still forget or overlook something.

Some issues I plan on addressing are: 38th parallel structures, serial impact hypothesis, breccias, age, and round rocks. I may included some information on local target lithology and a model for the formation of the structure. That last bit may have to wait for publication. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Userkv8031 (talkcontribs) 16:45, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Fixed your link above. This discussion belongs on the talk:Weaubleau-Osceola structure page so editors who have that page watchlisted can comment. Also, you can request a page renaming or moving see Wikipedia:Moving a page. Vsmith (talk) 21:16, 12 August 2012 (UTC)


I have nominated Barbara McClintock for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Dana boomer (talk) 16:39, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Roll Call![edit]

Happy New Year fellow denizens and devotees of the greatest state in the Union. Hasn't been a whole lot of activity recently on here so I thought it might be good to take a roll call of who is still active on our projects. Please just give a brief shoutout below to let everyone know you're still alive and active. Have a great Wiki kinda day! Sector001 (talk) 17:57, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

  • I'm sorta active with this project. My time for my several wiki projects is kinda slim right now but might pick up in a couple months. Thanks, HornColumbia talk 17:45, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
  • I haven't been as active as I used to be. Hopefully that will change in the near future. Grey Wanderer (talk) 08:17, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Clever, Missouri[edit]

Hello project

Could someone take a look at Clever, Missouri and in particular the edits by User:Prussian14 from November last year to date? They look a bit suspect to me. Regards Mcewan (talk) 22:33, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

WHEW! Thats quite a few individual edits to go through. I went through most, all the major ones in particular, and nothing really jumped out at me as being particular wrong or "stealth vandalism". There are some style issues, WP:Peacock, boosterism and such, but nothing too major. I'll do a little tune-up on it when time permits. Was there something of particular co cern to you? Sector001 (talk) 00:57, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
Many thanks for that. It was the pattern of this user's other contributions where there was some clear vandalism in other articles. And I could not verify much of what he added here, for example the list of churches the part about Jim Winn and the lack of references. Your nice job on the cleanup has dealt with all that. Thanks again. Mcewan (talk) 09:34, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

More than glad to help, & TY for the compliment. The Wiki sort of drew me in, since I'm a civil war buff. Learned some new things researching that section, which is always way cool. I pulled Jim Winn til a reliable ref can be found for it. Have a great Wiki kind of day! Sector001 (talk) 16:18, 17 February 2013 (UTC)


file:Guibourd2855.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 23:20, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Metro St. Louis[edit]

There is a discussion about a redirect, Template:Metro St Louis, at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2013 May 15#Template:Metro St Louis. As part of that I have identified a probable need for disambiguation, but it would really benefit from editors with local knowledge and/or knowledge of articles about the Greater St. Louis area. Your comments are therefore invited at the linked discussion. Thanks, Thryduulf (talk) 10:36, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

BLT cocktail[edit]

BLT cocktail is undergoing a deletion discussion about whether to delete the article from Wikipedia.

Please see ongoing discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/BLT cocktail.

Thank you for your time,

Cirt (talk) 08:52, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Concerning the "Portage Des Sioux, Missouri" page[edit]

To whom it may concern,

I was reading up on the midwest and arrived at this article and disagree with some of its content; namingly the part that says: "The city was founded in 1799 by Spanish Lt. Gov. Zenon Trudeau and François Saucier in reaction to American plans to build a military post about twelve miles (19 km) downstream."

I can assure you that the names Trudeau and Saucier are very much French and not Spanish. I also believe that if the city was founded in 1799, in that location, then it must have been part of French Lousiana (under French not Spanish rule) before it got sold to the US in 1803 in what is known as the Louisiana Purchase... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Acadien42 (talkcontribs) 17:03, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

  1. I don't know anything about the history of Portage Des Sioux.
  2. The Third Treaty of San Ildefonso was concluded in 1800, so as of 1799 the territory was indeed Spanish.
  3. The Spanish established no real presence in Upper Louisiana which remained overwhelmingly French in character during the ~36 years of Spanish political control. I could believe that the Spanish employed the local French establishment in the governance of that enormous area, though I have no citation for such at the moment.
  4. Zenon Trudeau is listed as the Lieutenant Governor of Spanish Upper Louisiana at the time in question.
  5. Without knowing more about Monsieur/Señor Trudeau, I would not make emphatic declarations as to his nationality or allegiance based solely upon his surname.
  6. Questions and challenges such as this are more appropriately placed on the talk page of the article in question.
--Kbh3rdtalk 19:34, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Fulton, Missouri[edit]

If anyone is interested in working on Fulton, Missouri to get it up to at least GA status please contact me.Camelbinky (talk) 00:03, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

I would be interested, Where do you suggest starting? Grey Wanderer (talk) 03:24, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Kingdom City, Missouri[edit]

There is a discussion regarding an image that may be of interest to this project taking place at the above-named talk page. John from Idegon (talk) 01:17, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for posting this here. Grey Wanderer (talk) 03:24, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Pat Collins GAN – need sources[edit]

I'm currently trying to take the Pat Collins article to GA. He was a baseball catcher on the Murderers' Row team from Missouri. I was wondering if any of you know where I can find sources on his early life. Cheers! —Bloom6132 (talk) 20:47, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Have you tried the State Historical Society of Missouri? They have many many newspapers and geneological records on file. Grey Wanderer (talk) 03:24, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Never-mind, I see you achieved your goal! Grey Wanderer (talk) 03:29, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission Vida, Missouri[edit]

Draft:Vida, Missouri. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 17:25, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, but as written the article doesn't seem to pass muster. The main issue is all the information about the convenience store, what it offers, and that the business is for sale. That sort of thing usually gets deleted ASAP for violating guidelines on advertsing, etc. Instead how about including information on when the village was founded, its history, anything unique or special about it, etc. Sector001 (talk) 02:29, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
If you were to find a source from a published history book (Perhaps a history of phelps county) and remove the laundry list of connivence store offerings this could go to print. Perhaps, you could mention the connivence store, but just that. Grey Wanderer (talk) 18:23, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in the Americas may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 21:00, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Missouri county Politics sections[edit]

Currently, all Missouri counties have lengthy Politics sections, and it seems not one is referenced and they are also somewhat outdated. I propose removing any unreferenced Missouri county Politics section. - Gilliam (talk) 18:01, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Splitting the state into geographical areas[edit]

I've noticed that Category:Missouri geography stubs is oversized (pvwer 4 pages). The best way to deal with this problem, IMO, would be to devide the state into a few areas (by county) - and then sort the per-county stub tags into these areas - like we've done with Virginia and New York. Could someone please suggest a reasonable set of areas? עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 18:31, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

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The Conservation Department has divided the state into eight regions by county. The breakdown can be found in the List of Missouri conservation areas article. Would that suit the purpose here? --Kbh3rdtalk 19:00, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I think that should do. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 02:44, 17 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)

Thomas Eagleton[edit]

It seems we have it that Eagleton served as Lieutenant Governor and US Senator, concurrently from December 1968 to January 1969. Is this actually correct? GoodDay (talk) 00:24, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Upcoming event at the WWI Museum in Kansas City[edit]

Hello all! I wanted to invite everyone to a Wikipedia editathon about WWI and Dissent on November 22 at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. Join us for the U.S. branch of this international event as we write more social history from the era around WWI into Wikipedia! All editors are welcome, contributors to topics around WWI other than Dissent also encouraged! Food and drinks will be supplied by the WWI museum, Sadads (talk) 21:38, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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