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Request for Proposed Article Changes Review[edit]

The article AAMCO has a pending update on its talk page from a PR company (hi there). Would love to get feedback and hear about any more information that we can make available or how we can better write the article to be more wiki appropriate. Stefannagey (talk) 12:34, 2 July 2014 (UTC)


Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 2010

Robert Allen Mansfield is running, he became an independent candidate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:00, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Hecksherville, Pennsylvania[edit]

I've done some work with this page. I added information about the history and Irish culture of the town. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:19, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Hershey Creamery Company[edit]

I'd done some massive work on this article to greatly expand it from a stub to its current fuller state, however its seriously lacking in imagery. I haven't been able to find a single free use image in Flickr, Google images, archives, anywhere of any of the creamery facilities. Any members in Harrisburg who might be able to go by the Hershey Creamery Company and take a picture of its headquarters, and maybe someone in Lower Swatara who could get a picture of that newer distro facility they opened there? It would really help improve the article before a GA run. -- AnmaFinotera (talk · contribs) 14:53, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Possibility of Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Art at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh[edit]

You may be interested in this. Hope to see you there! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 05:39, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Corruption of Wikipedia article history[edit]

The article history for Galeton, Pennsylvania, has been modified with no recorded article modification history.,_Pennsylvania -- (talk) 02:29, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

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Dab help[edit]

At three miles island the location of the plant is given as "three miles downriver from Middletown, Pennsylvania" and "Londonderry Township, Pennsylvania", but both of these links go to disambiguious pages. Could someone please link the terms to the correct Middletown and Londonderry Township pages so I don;t have to guess where to go? TomStar81 (Talk) 23:46, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Proposed PHMC closures[edit]

On 4 March 2009, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) released a study of its 22 museums and historic sites, here: "Planning Our Future: Sustainability Committee Final Report". It recommended discontinuing operations at six of its sites, four of which are National Historic Landmarks. Proposed cuts to the PHMC budget mean these sites could close as early as July 1, 2009:

Contact information for the Governor and Director of the PHMC are here for anyone interested in commenting on the proposal. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 04:08, 12 April 2009 (UTC)


I'd like opinions on moving many Pennsylvania township articles. Some months ago, Omnedon and I moved all Minnesota townships to "_____ Township, _____ County, Minnesota". Prior to this time, they had been in a format similar to those of Pennsylvania: townships with unique names were at "_____ Township, Minnesota", while those with duplicate names were already at "_____ Township, _____ County, Minnesota". We did this in the interests of consistency: it's much simpler when all the townships have the same naming format. What would all of you think about moving most Pennsylvania townships so that they're all located at "_____ Township, _____ County, Pennsylvania"? Nyttend (talk) 13:31, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Support - I think this would help - as it is when writing about a township, I am never sure if the name is unique or not, this would avoid red links and dab links. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 13:36, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
  • I've no strong opinion either way, as my edits only incidentally touch on PA townships (usually while trying to link to the hometown of some historical person from PA). But another approach to consider to avoid redlinks is to simply make sure a complete set of redirects are in place. That way, you could always be certain that a link in the form "_____ Township, _____ County, Pennsylvania" will not be a redlink and will go to the correct page, while also leaving the short form as the actual title for those pages that don't need disambiguation. I believe this approach is somewhat more in line with avoiding unnecessary pre-disambiguation (as in the protracted TV show naming controversy and as had been a frequently point of contention in US city naming conventions. olderwiser 21:53, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support – I would like to see more consistency on place articles. This would definitely pinpoint in which part of the state the township is located. Will you be updating each county navigational template to avoid redirects? Maybe a bot could fix all redirects. ~ All is One ~ (talk) 14:36, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Only for townships. We should not do this for municipalities, boroughs, and cities, which almost always have unique names already. --M@rēino 15:28, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Comments — I've never meant to suggest moving anything but townships: boroughs and cities (plus the town and the town wannabe) should definitely remain where they are. As for the redirects — as the one who created the majority (or at least the plurality) of all county templates nationwide, I'm always sensitive to redirects, so don't worry about them. I'll be sure to update links for any county that I move, and I know that Omnedon was always careful to do likewise. Nyttend (talk) 02:41, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Unless the duplication of names across the state is fairly significant (>50%), there is no compelling reason to do this. One can always just create redirects to the name that includes the county. What fraction of townships would not need the county name for disambiguation? --Polaron | Talk 03:06, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Maybe support - Can this be done without breaking a lot of wikilinks? For example, all of the pages in the Category:Pennsylvania House of Representatives Districts and Category:Pennsylvania Senate Districts are linked to townships, and I'd hate to see all those links broken. Otherwise, a great, but tedious to implement, idea. --A. Gorilla (talk) 02:57, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose This goes against the naming conventions for locations. Adding the county name is only done when there are multiple locations in a state with the same name. TJ Spyke 18:19, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose Agree with opinion directly above. For instance, Haverford Township currently shows as "Haverford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania". This is against existing naming conventions. There is no other Haverford Township in Pa., let alone the entire rest of the United States. "Delaware County" ought to be removed from the title. However, the many Springfield townships in Pa.? Of course list them with their county names. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:36, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose Last I checked, making editors' jobs easier is not a criteria we are supposed to consider when deciding titles. Was this little survey announced anywhere? Like WP:RM? An obscure discussion on a WikiProject talk page is not how we establish whether consensus exists with regard to title decisions. --Born2cycle (talk) 22:22, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

PA House & Senate Resources[edit]

Articles regarding the Pennsylvania State Senate and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives have passed some major milestones recently. First, every State Rep and Senator who served from 2000-now has at least a bare-bones article. However, these articles still need to be fleshed out, and everyone is invited to help out. Every State Rep article has at least an archived external link to an official PA House profile. This can be used for biographical data. The Senator articles still don't have this, but such links can be found here: (1997199819992000200120012002200320042005200620072008). The article for Thomas W. Dempsey is a good example of how these can look.

Second, every PA Senate district and PA House District have articles. However, most of the senate and many house articles still need a table of representatives. That data can be found here. The article for the 83rd district is a good example of how these can look. I would invite everyone to help us out!--A. Gorilla (talk) 03:29, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Thurlow, Pennsylvania[edit]

This seems to have been a historical locality just south of Chester, PA, but I can't find any modern references to it. Did it disappear, and if so, what happened to it? Assistance appreciated. Gatoclass (talk) 01:47, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

The USGS GNIS lists only a "Thurlow Station, Pennsylvania" here. The corrdinates are within the modern city of Chester, PA. If you go any further south you wind up in New Jersey or perhaps Delaware. Will keep looking, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:09, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
Thurlow Station is on this 1913 state map of Delaware County here. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:13, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
Here is a link to Ashmead's 1884 "History of Delaware County" on the Thurlow farm / estate here and on the following pages. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:21, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
Hmm, looks like it was just a railway station. Thanks Ruhrfisch, well sleuthed :) Gatoclass (talk) 13:13, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Standard Steel Casting Company, Thurlow, Pennsylvania, was the largest plant in the country for the manufacture of open hearth steel castings. This concern made all the most important castings for battleships, cruisers and ordnance for the United States Government. They also made locomotives, e.g., TRAINS, railroad tracks and much more. Thurlow, Pennsylvania is mentioned in several other articles in this encyclopedia!!! Thurlow, Pennsylvania should not be deleted; rather its location which is now Chester, Pennsylvania, should be indicated in the article with an explanation (or a historical note perhaps). It has value to Historians and Genealogy Researchers. My LONG ancestors who invented The Long Rifle settled Longstown, Pennsylvania. Longstown (Union County, Pennsylvania), is now New Berlin. A quick dip into Linn's Annals reveals MANY such changes.

If this encyclopedia is to serve its purpose, deleting the name of a town because its name was changed means it never existed, right? WRONG!!!


Tiyang Tiyang 02:15, 4 September 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tiyang (talkcontribs)

I will respond to this thread, a mere 4 years late, in case someone else comes upon it. It looks like it was more than just a railroad station. The article Olive Dennis references it as the subject's hometown, presumably obtained from one of the print sources (possibly the Baltimore Sun). Magog the Ogre (t c) 20:27, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

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PA Roads needs help[edit]

I have a request of the project. Right now, the highways in Pennsylvania (under project WP:Pennsylvania Roads), and well, it is almost dead. We need help expanding over 350 stubs, and it would be very helpful, as some of the more important stuff needs help too. If you could possibly give input, ping me on my talk, or post here. Thanks.3 1/2 years of Mitch32 10:17, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

GA Reassessment of Tepper School of Business[edit]

I have done the GA Reassessment of Tepper School of Business as part of the GA Sweeps project. I have found that the article does not meet the current GA Criteria. My review can be found here. I have put the article on hold for one week pending fixes. I am notifying all the interested projects of this. If you have any questions please contact me on my talk page. H1nkles (talk) 20:17, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Deletion of Bloom Brothers Department Stores[edit]

Please review/comment at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bloom Brothers Department Stores. NVO (talk) 04:38, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Research list[edit]

I have spent a few hours collecting and categorizing research sources relating to the politics and government of Pennsylvania. It is located here: User:Blargh29/Resources. Is there a place under this Wikiproject where such a list could be appropriately housed? I just wanted to record these resources somewhere, for future use. In a related inquiry: is there enough interest in Pennsylvania's government and politics to warrant a taskforce or sub-project?--Blargh29 (talk) 05:01, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

I have created the Wikipedia:WikiProject Pennsylvania/Politics and Government and the related resource page. Maybe in the future, this could become a full-fledged taskforce within the WikiProject Pennsylvania--Blargh29 (talk) 01:36, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Township categories[edit]

Three Pennsylvania townships had their own categories before we began moving the township articles to include county names; consequently, I've nominated them for renaming. Please offer an opinion at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2009_July_14#Pennsylvania_townships. Nyttend (talk) 13:41, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

FAR for article Franklin B. Gowen[edit]

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New image for Award[edit]

I stumbled upon your "Pennsylvania State Parks Groundhog Award" on a user page. It was so cute i couldn't resist the urge to try to make a better one, even though I'm no graphist. I hope you will like the new version, but feel free to reverse it if you don't. If you like it, i can do the same for the GA award image, i've kept the xcf file for that. Ksempac (talk) 12:49, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

GA reassessment of State Route 1002 (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)[edit]

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GA reassessment of Northeast Philadelphia[edit]

I have conducted a reassessment of the above article as part of the GA Sweeps process after the original re-assessor had to drop out. I have found some concerns with the referencing which you can see at Talk:Northeast Philadelphia/GA1. I have placed the article on hold for a further seven days whilst these are fixed. Thanks. Jezhotwells (talk) 02:20, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes Philadelphia Sun Oct 4![edit]


You're invited to the
Wiki Takes Philadelphia
October 4, 2009

Time: 12 pm
Location: Drexel Quad (33rd and Market)
University City, Philadelphia

(view/edit this template)

Wikipedia Takes Philadelphia is a photo scavenger hunt and free content photography contest to be held all around Philadelphia aimed at illustrating Wikipedia articles.

Scheduled for Sunday, October 4, 2009, the check-in location will be at the Drexel University quad (between Chestnut and Market, 33rd and 32nd) at noon, and the ending party and photo uploading (location to be announced) will be at 6 PM. To reach the Drexel quad, walk south from Market Street at 32nd Street into the campus.

Register your team here

--Pharos (talk) 09:38, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Pennsylvania GAR notification[edit]

Pennsylvania 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) 21:41, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Pittsburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania[edit]

Can anyone help take a look at Pittsburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania? I've started a discussion on the talk page Talk:Pittsburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania#Disputed questioning whether this town exists. Thanks. —Mrwojo (talk) 05:20, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Larry Ceisler[edit]

Some individuals might wish to voice their opinion about the article Larry Ceisler at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Larry Ceisler.--Blargh29 (talk) 01:22, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Relevant SVG Request[edit]

I have asked for someone to vectorize some of the images from the articles of List of Pennsylvania state agencies. Maybe someone here has some of the skills? Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/Illustration workshop#SVG of Pennsylvania Government Logos--Blargh29 (talk) 05:19, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Rendell cabinet template[edit]

I have compiled all members of Ed Rendell's cabinet in a template. All of these articles are stubs and could use some expansions. They all have some relevant sources that could be used in the expansion. --Blargh29 (talk) 06:59, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

New Pennsylvania government stubs[edit]

On Wikipedia:Village pump (miscellaneous)#Municipal authorities/special district governments there is a proposal to add a great many (1,700, more or less) new Pennsylvania government stubs with a bot. I suspect that the volume would be overwhelming. Please check it out, and comment appropriately.--DThomsen8 (talk) 17:30, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

After getting more information, I support the writing of a bot to create these articles. --DThomsen8 (talk) 13:34, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
The discussion has moved to Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Municipal authorities/special district governments.--Blargh29 (talk) 23:11, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Lists of municipal authorities[edit]

Here is a short how-to on the way to create the Lists of municipal authorities:

First, download data on the special purpose governments in Microsoft Excel .xls format from the Census of Governments website. Then, edit and trim the superfluous columns and other non-pertinent data. Then, run some =Proper(A1) commands to get the data out of the ALL CAPS format and into a more usable "proper" capitalization. You will probably have to run some find/replace searches to turn the Mcc, Mca, and other strings into McC and McA. Some of the government names had some descriptors in (Parentheses), which are probably added by the Census. Delete them, so you have the proper title.
Then, create a test table with the different columns that you want to see in your list. This will give you an idea of what kind of format you need your final data output to be in. Then run a =CONCATENATE(A1) commands to collect the various columns into 1 cell per row, with the requisite "||" characters into a form that was easily plugged into the Wikitable code.
Then, you have to go through all the redlinked cities and direct them to the best place. Use your best judgment to see where the targets ought to be--either by creating redirects or piped links. You might want to create a wikilink for the "function" column. You can use a search/replace command to change a large number of these to an active state at once. At this point, you should have a decent and properly formatted list of special purpose governments.--Blargh29 (talk) 04:52, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Project maintenance[edit]

I have added Article alerts from the User:ArticleAlertbot and placed a request for automatic Wikiproject tagging at Wikipedia:Bot requests/Archive 45#WikiProject tagging for Wikipedia:WikiProject Pennsylvania. That might jump start this project--Blargh29 (talk) 07:03, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

  • For the next step in this process, we need some folks from the project to look through this list of categories User:Blargh29/Subcats of Category:Pennsylvania to see if there are any categories that will have pages that shouldn't be tagged with the WikiProject Pennsylvania tag. --Blargh29 (talk) 17:24, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

List of United States federal courthouses in Pennsylvania[edit]

List of United States federal courthouses in Pennsylvania is now being put together. I would estimate that there are about a dozen federal courthouses missing from the list (the older ones of which will be found here), and would appreciate any help in getting this done. Cheers! bd2412 T 03:51, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Milestone for Pennsylvania political[edit]

Each person who has served in the Pennsylvania State Senate and Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 1969 now has at least a stub article.--Blargh29 (talk) 06:08, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Bot-assisted tagging drive[edit]

User:Xenobot Mk V has just completed a drive to tag a series of Pennsylvania-related articles with {{WikiProject Pennsylvania}}. Out of 18,270 total edits, we had about 35 confirmed mis-tags. That's an error rate of 0.19%. Cheers to User:Xenobot for doing a bang-up job on the bot!--Blargh29 (talk) 09:01, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Pennsylvania Congressional Image Project[edit]

I want to invite everyone to join the The Great Pennsylvania Congressional Image Scrape of 2010.--Blargh29 (talk) 06:14, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

"Dorothy Molter" Article in Pennsylvania Project[edit]

She lived in Pennsylvania until 2nd grade, and everything that she is famous for is later in her life. In January a robot put a template for your project into the discussion section, all ratings were question marks. Suggestion would be to have someone take a look at it and decide if the template should stay and if so make the ratings. Sincerely North8000 (talk) 21:44, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

2nd request North8000 (talk) 01:07, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

3rd request. I plan to remove the Template in June if there is no interest / response by then. North8000 (talk) 11:05, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
WP:BOLD applies here, but I think at least WikiProject Minnesota should get representation over the PA project. (No one ever talks here.)Mitch32(Growing up with Wikipedia 1 edit at a time.) 11:09, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
There was no hurry and I just wanted to play it safe. I took it out. Sincerely, North8000 (talk) 12:37, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Wykked Wytch[edit]

Your comments would be greatly appreciated at an Afd for a Pennsylvanian musical ensemble here. Neelix (talk) 21:22, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

volcanism in Pennsylvania[edit]

My hobby is geology so everywere I work I ask my co-workers to bring me any unusual rocks from their farm or yard. I do this to better understand the area's geologic history. One of my co-wowrkers recently brought me several pieces of volcanic glass known as obsidian. I told her these must be "exotic", meaning they were transported here by glacier activity or someone may have dumped a box of western US rocks in that local creek. She said these rocks littered an entire small stream bed, so "exotic" may not be the proper description of their origin. I researched and found no mention of recent (less then 20,000 years ago) volcanism in Central Pennsylvania, and they may truly be from local volcanism, with or without an actual eruption. There are numerous sand mounds here, so "clean" volcanic glass is a possibility. I requested some more samples and noticed some had unruptured glass bubbles in them, more than eight millimeters in diameter. Bubbles in old obsidian would have ruptured with migrating water freezing and cracking the brittle rock. I made several requests for a personal visit to this location and was brushed off each time. If anyone should find obsidian in central Pennsylvania and wouldn't mind an ameture geologist looking over the area, please respond. Richard in Pennsylvania —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:17, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Have you read "Annals of the former world"? Stupendous, exciting (hard as that is to believe) Pulitzer prize winning geologic history book and its "journey" transected Pennsylvania. North8000 (talk) 11:14, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

have you considered that this might be "glass" form an old iron furnace? I have seen numerous pieces of glass slag from the old furnaces and it does resemble obsidian. Might be the source of your glass. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:34, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Churchill (Area) High School Redirects to Woodland Hills[edit]

Why does Churchill High School / Churchill Area High School redirect to Woodland Hills? Churchill HS was a separate historical entity. To me it would seem more appropriate to have a 'past tense' article about the former high school and school district which would link to the current WH district and HS. Is it just a matter of somebody writing an article about CAHS? I was quite surprised to find almost no reference or historical context whatsoever in the WH piece especially since there is quite a lot of very important history which took place here. (talk) 13:09, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons[edit]

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Scalp Level[edit]

Just curious how Scalp Level got its name. If anyone knows or has a theory I would like to hear it.

Dan 5/10/10 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:36, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

National Banking Act (1863) showing only PNC Financial Services Group[edit]

I believe a Wikipedia article should not give prominence to an individual profit-making organization, yet the overall impression from reading "National Banking Act", the 1863 page does this by listing only PNC at the bottom. I believe it should be removed until there was a determination made as to a list of banks that are relevant to illustrating or otherwise advancing one's understanding of the NBA. If there is another overriding consideration for this single listing, please let me know.

This is my first posting. Let me know if I overlooked something in how to take part in discussions. Pizzuh (talk) 02:08, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks - the article is National Banking Act, and the reason the {{PNC Financial Services Group}} was at the bottom is that PNC was the first bank to receive a charter under the act. I fixed the article and added a ref for this to the article, but removed the template for now as I agree it is a tenuous connection at best. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:51, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Peter's Lake[edit]

I found this while patrolling new articles. Can someone determine if it is a worthy article for wikipedia, and if so, wikify it and/or add content? — Timneu22 · talk 13:05, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Pennsylvania DOC[edit]

Who is in the Harrisburg area? The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections needs a photo of its headquarters in Lower Allen Township (near Camp Hill, PA). This copyrighted photo shows what the building looks like: WhisperToMe (talk) 22:21, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Collaborative project with the Philadelphia Museum of Art[edit]

The Philadelphia Museum of Art wants to start a collaborative project with Wikipedians. See this Raul654 (talk) 15:38, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

PA state historical markers[edit]

Just an FYI: a new series of list articles is up containing the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's state historical markers in all 67 counties. There are plenty of possible articles that could be created or expanded based on inspiration from the state markers. The main list is at List of Pennsylvania state historical markers. CrazyPaco (talk) 07:25, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Pittsburgh Portal[edit]

I've created a Pittsburgh Portal. Check it out and, if interested, sign up to help maintain it. CrazyPaco (talk) 01:24, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Weavertown AM Church/Amish Mennonites[edit]

I just read that the Beachy Churches are considered to be Amish Mennonite Churches and that they were formed in Somerset County, PA. How can the Weavertown Church then be the oldest Amish Mennonite Church? Can anyone explain this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:13, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Are you referring to a particular article? Also your terminology of combining "Amish Mennonite" confuses me. Those are two different groups. And, if I remember correctly, I think that the Amish do not have churches and have services in homes. (?) North8000 (talk) 15:41, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Townships in Pennsylvania[edit]

After discussing the matter with User:Ruhrfisch, I am taking the conversation here for more ideas. Apparently about a year ago there was a discussion about renaming townships [blank] Township, [blank] County, Pennsylvania because there are a number of duplicates. I strongly oppose this, as it is awfully redundant. It is also not mentioned in Wikipedia:Naming conventions (geographic names), which advises settlements (such as townships) to be in simple [blank] Township, Pennsylvania form if there are no duplicates. ~EDDY (talk/contribs/editor review)~ 00:37, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Either way is fine with me. I just want them to all be the same. But I do see the benefit in naming the county with the township, it gives a more specific location for a place that isn't as well known as a town like Bloomsburg or a borough like Wellsboro. Dincher (talk) 21:18, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

New PAhistoric infobox template[edit]

For anyone interested in creating or editing articles on Pennsylvania historic sites or landmarks, I have created a new Pennsylvania historic infobox modeled on the National Registry of Historic Places infobox. This infobox is intended for state or local historic sites and landmarks that are not listed on the national registry, but are designated as historic by Pennsylvania and/or regional or local authorities and organizations. Like the NRHP infobox, the PAhistoric infobox will place color-coded banners signifying the historical significance of the subject at the top of the infobox, can handle both local Pittsburgh designations that are already thoroughly covered in Wikipedia articles/lists, and also provides the ability for other fully-customizeable local designations. CrazyPaco (talk) 05:52, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Pennsylvania Plants[edit]

There are many plant articles with Latin names of the species, which have the Wikipedia Pennsylvania template, but often no other state templates, even though they are found over a wide range of northeastern states, and even into Canada and as far south as Georgia. For example, Acer spicatum, a species of maple tree, has a Pennsylvania template, but is found from Canada to northern Georgia. My question is whether the Pennsylvania template should be applied to such articles at all. What do other editors think? --DThomsen8 (talk) 00:12, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 23:27, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Philadelphia School of Circus Arts[edit]

Hi, can anyone please look at this 'article for creation', Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. If you can help tidy it up and, if acceptable, move it to a live article, that'd be great. Thanks,  Chzz  ►  03:36, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area photo request: PADOC HQ[edit]

Hi! I just submitted a photo request for: Pennsylvania Department of Corrections headquarters:

Who is the Harrisburg, PA area? Would anyone like to fulfill the request? WhisperToMe (talk) 13:22, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Good article reassessment/Justine Ezarik/1[edit]

Be advised that there is a reconsideration of a delisting going on at Wikipedia:Good article reassessment/Justine Ezarik/1.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 02:03, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

The unflattering photo that represents Dickson City on Wikipedia[edit]

I'm sure many agree that there are tons of beautiful places in Dickson City PA, but the photo that is representing our Borough to the world on wikipedia is less than flattering. It shows the world a gloomy photo of Main Street with tons of someones old trash piled in a front yard. Can someone please do something about this photo? The reputation of our town is well worth the effort. Wikipedia can be edited by the public but I lack the skills to do it myself. I am willing to take new photos myself if its needed. thank you :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Midvmom (talkcontribs) 20:05, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

I agree that the image should be changed, and edited the article for some general fixes. The license for the image looks legitimate, so I didn't remove it. We should go for a common scene, which does not change from week to week. All is One (talk) 14:35, 30 October 2010 (UTC)
The problem is that it is the only free photo of Dickson City on Wikipedia or Commons that I can find. Midvmom, sounds like you live in or near Dickson City - any chance you can take a better photo? Ruhrfisch ><>°° 16:03, 30 October 2010 (UTC)
Here is a link to all the free images labeled "Dickson City" on Flickr. Most of them are of places on or along US Route 6 in Pennsylvania, so I am not sure which are actually of Dickson City. If you let me know here I can upload them on Commons. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 17:04, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to help with WikiProject United States[edit]

WikiProject United States logo.svg

Hello, WikiProject Pennsylvania! We are looking for editors to join WikiProject United States, an outreach effort which aims to support development of United States related articles in Wikipedia. We thought you might be interested, and hope that you will join us. Thanks!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 02:57, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Problem PA weather records[edit]

List of Pennsylvania weather records has many problems, and probably no valid data at all. References are for North Carolina. I am unsure even how to tag it for attention. Please help. --DThomsen8 (talk) 14:25, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for catching this - the original version of the page was a copy of the North Carolinapage and it looks like the refs were never changed. I found a WP:RS with some of the data here. Will try to update in the next 12 hours or so, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 15:14, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
I cleaned it up some. Thanks again for the heads up, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 04:32, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Lancaster Pennsylvania Mayors[edit]

Someone has created an article for each of the mayors of Lancaster. However, one of these, Arthur E. Morris is pending at AfD on the grounds that Lancaster is not "regionally important." If this one is deleted the rest are sure to follow. Consider participating at the AfD, or better yet, please add sources to the other articles. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 03:25, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

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) 20:04, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Huntington/Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania[edit]

Is Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania (linked from Endurance (TV series)) the same as Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, or are they in fact two distinct but similarly named places? ta. - TB (talk) 23:21, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Talk page template[edit]

Folks, you need to add a reference to {{WikiProject Pennsylvania}} on the Project main page. – ukexpat (talk) 18:35, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Collaboration with the Wine Project on Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania wine
Some suggestion on potential article creations/expansion include the main Pennsylvania wine article, Central Delaware Valley AVA, Cumberland Valley AVA, Lake Erie AVA, Lancaster Valley AVA, Lehigh Valley AVA Chaddsford Winery. And, of course, of HUGE help would be the upload of free use photos of Pennsylvania wineries, wines and wine regions to Commons that could be used to better illustrate Pennsylvania 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 02:28, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Springton Lake Middle School (SLMS)[edit]

If you are a students of this school, say I!

I! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Briarbee (talkcontribs) 18:56, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Education in Pennsylvania[edit]

Are there 500 school districts in the state or 501? The article says both and sources are mixed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:24, 12 January 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) 19:22, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Newtown, Pennsylvania disambiguation links[edit]

Greetings! This month, we have a large number of links to the disambiguation page, Newtown, Pennsylvania - 48 links, to be exact. We at the Wikipedia:Disambiguation pages with links project would appreciate any help you could give us in fixing these ambiguous links. Cheers! bd2412 T 20:32, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Wikiproject Philly[edit]

Hey, at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Philadelphia a user is considering tagging the project as inactive

Please make sure that your fellow Philly Wikipedians look at the talk page and constantly respond to queries there

Thank you, WhisperToMe (talk) 20:48, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Pennsylvania has no class=Book or class=Redirect[edit]

Pennsylvania has no class=Book or class=Redirect shown in the summary table Pennsylvania articles by quality and importance. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Pennsylvania/Assessment. I would like those classes to be shown. I have been inquiring how this could be done at Wikipedia talk:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Index#Question about Book and Redirect. I would ask other Pennsylvania project members if they, too, would like these classes included. Also, as a technical matter, I do not know how to do the change, so I hope some other editor knows how to do it. Comments, please!--DThomsen8 (talk) 14:13, 21 February 2011 (UTC)


Archiving needs performed on this page for 2009 and 2010. These messages would need to be placed in archives 4 and 5, respectively. Recommend setting up an archive bot. All is One (talk) 19:34, 21 February 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) 02:40, 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) 02:40, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

ERRORS! about Pennsylvania Dutch as a language[edit]

I live in Centre County, which has a large Amish population (albeit not as large as Lancaster, but large nonetheless). I happen to know that amish children only speak Pennsylvania Dutch. They are not taught English until they are older. The article on Pensylvania Dutch claims that only some older Amish speak the language. At least in my area, this is COMPLETELY FALSE!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:31, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Springs PA Helmet found![edit]

Tiffany Miller lost her helmet! She found it under Travis Schardt's porch on a saturday afternoon! Court Dismissed —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:57, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Request for comment - Santorum (neologism)[edit]

Request for Comment discussion started, please see Talk:Santorum_(neologism)#Proposal_to_rename.2C_redirect.2C_and_merge_content.

Thank you for your time, --JN466 16:29, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Point Park Civic Center[edit]

I have nominated Point Park Civic Center 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. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Otters want attention) 05:28, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

Township article titles[edit]

Apparently, articles on Pennsylvania townships are preemptively disambiguated with the name of the county, even when the township name is unique in the state. This produces unnecessarily long article titles and leaves readers unsure if a particular township is the only one in Pennsylvania by that name or not. It is in opposition to the guidelines at Wikipedia:Article titles, which ask us to be only as precise as necessary while still using a common name for the subject. The latter provision is why we append state names to the article titles, because people frequently do so in normal conversation and writing -- but I don't think the same can be said of the county names. Powers T 22:59, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

  • I support removing unnecessary disambiguation from Pennsylvania townships. It goes against all five principle criteria set out at WP:AT. Jenks24 (talk) 23:32, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
  • I also support removing county names from the township article titles if the township name is unique. For example, there is no reason Palmer Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania can't be Palmer Township, Pennsylvania, as there are no other Palmer Townships in the state. And, as Jenks points out, doing so would be more in keeping with current Wikipedia guidelines. — Hunter Kahn 21:11, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
  • I am neutral. It doesn't really matter to me one way or the other. I just want us to reach a decision and then make all the changes that need to be made when a broad decision is reached. The Horton Township discussion was too narrow and the other was too broad. I think it should be kept to Pennsylvania. Gerry D (talk) 13:36, 30 August 2011 (UTC)


I really need some feedback at the featured article nomination for United States Senate Democratic primary election in Pennsylvania, 2010. There have been no oppose votes but very little input at all, and I don't want to see it fail for lack of participation. Any help would be very much appreciated! — Hunter Kahn 21:11, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Discussion on deleting some Pirates rivalry articles.[edit]

A proposal has been made to delete all Pirates rivalry articles save Phillies-Pirates. If you have viewpoints on whether to merge/keep/delete and facts/citations to justify it please comment here. Thanks for your participation. Hholt01 (talk) 08:50, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Proposed WikiProject[edit]

I have proposed Wikipedia:WikiProject University of Pennsylvania at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/University of Pennsylvania. I encourage others to take part in the discussion and join the project. Ryan Vesey Review me! 06:57, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Naming conventions for Townships in Pennsylvania[edit]

The text of the following notice was written by Gerry D on my talk page. I'm reproducing here in the interest of seeking broad participation in the discussion. olderwiser 13:55, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

An important question to this discussion is: If the decision is made to move these, who is going to move them? Can a bot do the moving? I moved many of them a couple or more years ago and it took a long time. It was a three or four person job that took all of us a long time to move. The moves inlcuded avoiding the redirects, updating templates, etc. It's going to be a big project. This is my main reason for opposing the move in the first place. Gerry D (talk) 14:00, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

I'm not bot-proficient, but if a list of articles (and talk pages) that need to moved can be produced along with the corresponding new names, it seems a bot could easily process the moves. Although it has been inactive of late, User:JdforresterBot appears to be designed to handle page moves. olderwiser 14:11, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
The Category page should take care of the list we need. When we did the moves before we just went county by county. Gerry D (talk) 14:33, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
The bot would need a list to know which pages in the category to move and to where -- otherwise new logic would need to be programmed for a bot to be able to determine which pages in a category should or should not be moved and what the new title should be. olderwiser 17:12, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
If the decision is made to move the articles, I will make the list. I will need someone else to make the contact with the operator of the bot. I know nothing about how bots work. Gerry D (talk) 17:39, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Historic figure - notable?[edit]

I've run across William Fife (Captain Billy Fife), which I'm considering listing for deletion - as it stands, the article is about two-thirds discussion of someone's research into his (disputed) genealogy. Digging through that, the man appears to have been a Pennsylvania militia officer during the Revolutionary War, but it's unclear if he's of any historic significance - the article implies he's famous, but doesn't seem to substantiate why. Any expert in the period care to take a look? Shimgray | talk | 21:38, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

air line transportation pilot wrriten test[edit]

where can i get this test guys ,plz if ny one knows . — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:39, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places/Fall 2011 Photo Contest[edit]

WP:NRHP is having a Fall Photo Contest running from Oct. 21-Dec. 4, 2011. I'd like to encourage anybody who enjoys photography, and anybody who is interested in historic places to participate as a photographer, a sponsor, or both.

One way that an individual editor or a project can participate is to sponsor their own challenge. For example, somebody here might want to include a challenge such as "A barnstar will be awarded to the photographer who adds the most photos of previously non-illustrated NRHP sites in Pennsylvania to the NRHP county lists." To sponsor a challenge all you need to do is come up with an idea, post it on the contest page, and do the small bit of work needed to judge the winner(s).

Any and all contributions appreciated.

Smallbones (talk) 15:29, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Speedwell Forge[edit]

The Speedwell Forge article has a number of brief biographies of ironmasters at that location, and the lede suggests breaking those up into individual articles. I am not sure there is enough information on those people to justify individual articles, but I am posting here with the suggestion that perhaps some other editor may be interested in pursuing the possibilities. --DThomsen8 (talk) 13:39, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Bald Eagle Nittany High School[edit]

The existing Wikipedia entry for Bald Eagle Nittany High School is incredibly short. It contains no photos (I could defintely send in one of the current building, and a sign for "Ben Avenue.") For sports, it talks primarily about wrestling, which is hardly inclusive of all that went on at BEN High School. I don't understand why there is even a heading for "Track and Field," as there was no Track and Field at BEN High School. The area for noted alumni appears to be written by 1-3 people who all know each other. Is there a way to fix this? Holly Sterns Shaw Class of 1976 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:32, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Pennsylvania will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Pennsylvania'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) 00:34, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

FA Review on Night of the Living Dead[edit]

I have nominated Night of the Living Dead 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. --George Ho (talk) 08:38, 3 February 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!

1rightarrow.pngAre you interested in helping with current or future GLAM projects? Join→ Online Volunteers

We hope you'll join the growing GLAM-Wiki community in the US. Thank you!
-Lori Phillips (Talk), US Cultural Partnerships Coordinator
For more information visit→ The GLAM:US portal or GLAM-Wiki on Outreach


There's no article for Penfield, Pennsylvania, so I created a redirect to Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Anyone want to fill that in a bit? --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 18:44, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Pennsylvania State University[edit]

It appears that WikiProject Pennsylvania State University is currently inactive. I would like to add this project to the supported projects list of WPUS but before I do that I wanted to give WikiProject Pennsylvania first dibs on adding it under your scope. Please let me know if you have any questions. Kumioko (talk) 17:58, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Ok since this has been here for 6 days I am going to go ahead and add WikiProject Pennsylvania State University to the supported projects list of WPUS. Please let me know if you have any comments. Kumioko (talk) 01:15, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Talk:Luke Ravenstahl/GA2[edit]

GA article up for review at Talk:Luke Ravenstahl/GA2.--GrapedApe (talk) 04:07, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Pennsylvania 9th Congressional District[edit]

I made some changes a few weeks ago to the stub article on PA's 9th Congressional district, as the existing text was woefully out of date.

Alas, I have no Wikipedia coding skills and was unable to add the requisite footnotes and links. I was reluctant to write much for fear of mucking up the formatting.

I know the district well and would be willing to beef up the article, but I would need technical guidance. Alternatively, I could submit a properly sourced essay in Microsoft Word to a Wikipedia editor, rather than trying to publish it myself.

Feel free to email me at

Richard Latker

Pristine2 (talk) 06:10, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

"Whitetrash" and "Hillbilly" citation[edit]

There is a discussion Talk:Steeler_Nation#Hillbilly_and_Appalachia_references. referencing Steeler Nation region as "hillbilly" and "white trash" (not my words) based on a free publication citation, also stating that the fanbase (not the team or the team's city) is the sole Appalachian fanbase. Please add your insight. Thank you. Marketdiamond 23:29, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Request for Comment: Steeler Nation Criticism[edit]

Please feel free to read & comment here. Thank you. Marketdiamond (talk) 18:49, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Pennsylvania television anchors[edit]

(not sure i'm doing this right) anchors left out so far are Jackie Hays NBC3;Robin Garrison ABC6;Terri Merryman NBC3 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:41, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Surrounding Areas[edit]

Gibsonia's school system include two other areas, Wexford, Pennsylvania and Richland, Pennsylvania that merge into the new school (2009)Eden Hall Upper Elementary, the Middle School, and High School that belong to the Pine-Richland School District. Gibsonia's neighboring area Wexford was once home to Christina Agulara, singer/songwriter and producer of Fox's The Voice. Popular America's Got Talent 2nd runner up Jackie Evancho is proud to be a Gibsonia resident, as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:56, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Very incorrect information on Highlands Mall Page[edit]

The last "fact" about Highlands Mall is very incorrect. Highlands Mall did NOT catch fire on the night of Dec. 17, 2012. It was the Heights Plaza. These are 2 VERY separate entities and I would suggest the page being corrected. If one simply reads the cited article, one will see the mistake. (talk) 13:10, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

Consensus for Template:Navbox Pennsylvania State Routes[edit]

Hi everyone,

I've recently made a navbox for pennsylvania state routes, but since there are hundreds of pages where the navbox could go, I thought it would be best to gather consensus before putting the navbox into the articles on Pennsylvania State Routes. So I thought I'd see what everyone's opinion is on the navbox. Thanks,

King Jakob C 18:31, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Loyalsock State Forest[edit]

Please refer to the talk page for my input to this article. Downsize43 (talk) 02:09, 3 January 2013 (UTC)


Today's Article For Improvement star.svg

Please note that George M. Dallas, which is within this project's scope, has been selected to become a Today's Article for Improvement. The article is currently in the TAFI Holding Area, where comments are welcome about ideas to improve it. After the article is moved from the holding area to the TAFI schedule, it will appear on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Today's Article for Improvement" section for one week. Everyone is invited to participate in the discussion and encouraged to collaborate to improve the article.
Thank you,
TheOriginalSoni (talk) 11:25, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
(From the TAFI team)

James DePreist[edit]

The article for James DePreist, an international conductor with roots in Pennsylvania, will be receiving a lot of traffic in the near future due to his death. The article needs work, as much of the text has been pulled from his Allmusic and NEA biographies. It appears to be incomplete and needs expanding, re-wording, sourcing, etc. Any assistance improving this article would be much appreciated. --Another Believer (Talk) 17:49, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Toy Train library & museum, Strasburg[edit]

Could somebody local to Strasburg please provide coordinates for Toy Train Reference Library / National Toy Train Museum and take some pictures of the building, inside and out? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:04, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Coords from Google work fine 39°59′15″N 76°09′07″W / 39.9876°N 76.1519°W / 39.9876; -76.1519. Whenever I get back to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania down the road, I'll get pix of the outside, but inside is, I believe, pretty pricey. BTW, I'd combine the 2 articles. Smallbones(smalltalk) 21:37, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. I'm OK with two articles, but not overly bothered if others feel differently. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:06, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
I found some free pictures on Flickr of the museum exterior and interior - see here. I uploaded one of the National Toy Train Museum entrance to Commons and added it to the article on the museum. There are several others on Flickr. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 00:03, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
...and I added a different one of the building exterior to the library article. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 00:58, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Palmerton, PA addition[edit]

Wiki page:,_Pennsylvania

There were two movie theatres in Palmerton. One "Palm" - already noted in the WiKi Palmerton page The other was located one block away in the 200 block of Delaware Avenue. I don't remember the original name, but as a kid growing up in Palmerton back in the 30s and 40s, we referred to it as the "Ranch House" since most of the movies were usually 'shoot 'em up westerns' "B" type movies whereas the "Palm" showed first class movies. (talk) 12:49, 19 February 2013 (UTC) Ed Naratil

Thanks. Right now this does not meet the level of notability (no name of the theater and no reference). I will move this to the Palmerton, Pennsylvania talk page in the hope that it will be more useful there. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 12:29, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Harrisburg pa flag.png[edit]

file:Harrisburg pa flag.png has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 03:01, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

I didn't realize the SEC could nominate Harrisburg's flag for deletion, though I did hear that they have nominated the city's credit rating for that ;-). Market St.⧏ ⧐ Diamond Way 06:13, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Suggestion for Education Management Corporation[edit]

Hello there, anyone who is reading this message. I am looking to find one or more editors to review a revised section I have prepared for the article on Pennsylvania-based Education Management Corporation. My work on this article is on behalf of the company, and because of this I am only participating in Talk page discussions, not editing the mainspace.

If you are interested in helping review a new version of the article's 'Political activities section, I would very much appreciate it. I have reached out on the article's Talk page and several related WikiProjects, however at this point there is only one editor who is actively involved in the discussion. I do not want to overburden any one person and, given my COI, I would feel more comfortable if multiple editors weighed in. Please see my request on the EDMC Talk page for the full explanation of my revision and a link to the draft in my user space. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 19:05, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done WWB Too (Talk · COI) 19:26, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania[edit]

Manheim Township is located within Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 97 represented by Republican John Bear ( 2006-2012 ). Steven C. Mentzer was elected to serve the 97th Legislative District in November 2012, and was sworn in to office on January 1, 2013 ```` — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:23, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Allegheny County Medical Examiner[edit]

Hi all, this newly created article has been nominated for deletion, given that it serves a major metro area (Pittsburgh) and has had 2 recent very notable experts as ME I thought it should be created. Please share your thoughts here: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Allegheny County Medical Examiner and constructive additions to the article are always welcomed. Thanks in advance! Market St.⧏ ⧐ Diamond Way 05:07, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Market St.⧏ ⧐ Diamond Way 09:09, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Category:Unincorporated communities in Pennsylvania[edit]

What do people think on this project, regarding the category - Category:Unincorporated communities in Pennsylvania, with 272 entries, 26 full subcategories and 1 empty subcategory, which was done on my part, since I impulsively wanted the entries in the subcats to just be in the parent category, along with the remaining 250 something entries. Should we create more subcats, where we would put each unincorporated community based on their county, eventually having all subcats and 0 entries in the parent? (For example, Category:Unincorporated communities in ________ County, Pennsylvania) Or consolidate them all into the parent (Category:Unincorporated communities in Pennsylvania) and have like over 300 entries with no subcats? Ideas would be great. Other states, such as NJ, CA, DE, etc (see all examples here: Category:Unincorporated communities in the United States by county) use this categorization method. Tinton5 (talk) 20:10, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

If there are reasons why we need to do this I don't understand then maybe they could be clarified but going to a category structure like this seems like it would be very time intensive to maintain with limited return on the investment. Kumioko (talk) 20:40, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I originally thought to consolidate the entries in the subcats into the parent one. I think that isn't as time consuming, but we shall see.. Tinton5 (talk) 20:44, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Consolidating all the categories would probably be fine now, since Pennsylvania doesn't have that many communities with articles yet. Having the counties split up might be more useful in the future, though, since there are a lot of PA communities without articles, and if anyone makes a dedicated effort to write articles on them the main category could easily end up with over 2,000 articles. Granted, anything's probably better than the current structure, where some counties with 1 or 2 communities have subcategories but some counties with over 20 don't. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 22:34, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
I believe that unincorporated communities by county categories should exist for every county and that the parent category should not be included in any of the articles about the individual unincorporated communities. Dough4872 00:13, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
I think they should all be in one category for now, rather than one category with a bunch of subcats. I mean, there are 60-odd counties. Snowman304|talk 20:07, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
There has been a disagreement with User:Hmains, another user and myself, where I acted bold and tried to consolidate the pages into the parent category, but was threatened with warnings in doing so. I was only going based on consensus made here, but now I have not made any further edits on the topic. I still think it is tedious to create subcategories for each county, since there is a large number to deal with. It seems odd to just have now 27 subcats out of 67 counties to include here, even with the "populate" notice. Tinton5 (talk) 20:58, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

In addition, the category organization for this state is somewhat disorganized. Entries in Category:CDP's in XX County, Pennsylvania are mixed in with Category:Populated places in XX County, Pennsylvania, and vice versa Tinton5 (talk) 21:04, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

I don't really see the problem there, since census-designated places are also populated places. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 22:55, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Now we have a user inserting the parent category Category:Unincorporated communities in Pennsylvania to each page that already has been refined to Category:Unincorporated communities in XXX County, Pennsylvania. What would be the purpose now of having Category:Unincorporated communities in Pennsylvania by county, when there are duplicate entries? Not to mention, it was still being populated. Tinton5 (talk) 02:55, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Right now, 785 articles have been dumped into Category:Unincorporated communities in Pennsylvania, needlessly and confusingly overlapping with the breakdown by county. How do readers benefit by having a single category with what could well be thousands of articles competing with a structure that breaks it down by county and that allows navigation across the other categories organized by county? I agree that the subcategories for the 67 counties should all be created and that the parent should be left empty. Alansohn (talk) 16:51, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

At first I wasn't too fond of the idea, but now I agree with this. Unfortunately, User:Hmains began adding these to each page, and has convinced me into breaking down category structure from county-level view and from state view (the 785 + pages in Category:Unincorporated communities in Pennsylvania). However, I feel we need to figure out a way to solve this categorization issue. It will take a long time to undo each edit, however, it will also be tedious to create more county categories for each community. Tinton5 (talk) 18:51, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

RIDC deletion nomination[edit]

Hi all, RIDC in the Pittsburgh metro area has been nominated for deletion, please leave any comments you may have at the talk page or if you have links any help on the article would also be appreciated. Market St.⧏ ⧐ Diamond Way 10:08, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Please join the discussion here. Market St.⧏ ⧐ Diamond Way 00:23, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
appreciation for the editors who assisted on this, thank you. Market St.⧏ ⧐ Diamond Way 09:08, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject proposal[edit]

If anyone is here, they might be interested in Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Pennsylvania Streams. Thanks, --Jakob (talk) 13:55, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

List peer review for List of awards and nominations received by Penn & Teller: Bullshit![edit]

I've started a list peer review for List of awards and nominations received by Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, feedback to further along the quality improvement process would be appreciated, at Wikipedia:Peer review/List of awards and nominations received by Penn & Teller: Bullshit!/archive1. — Cirt (talk) 01:23, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Featured List nomination for List of awards and nominations received by Penn & Teller: Bullshit![edit]

  1. List of awards and nominations received by Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
  2. Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of awards and nominations received by Penn & Teller: Bullshit!/archive1

I've started a Featured List nomination for List of awards and nominations received by Penn & Teller: Bullshit!.

Participation would be appreciated, at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of awards and nominations received by Penn & Teller: Bullshit!/archive1.

Thank you for your time,

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State Senate District 40[edit]

May 8th, 2013

"The 2014 elections will be fought along lines determined in a 4-1 vote by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission in June 2012."

"State Senate district 40 (Jane Orie’s former seat) is moving from the North Hills of Allegheny County to Monroe County in northeast Pa." (talk) 21:32, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to User Study[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Infobox PAhistoric[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Infobox PAhistoric has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:36, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Use of "costly" in school-district athletic programs[edit]

I have noticed this in a number of school-district entries for Pennsylvania. The wording is consistently the same.

"**** School District offers a wide variety of extracurriculars, including clubs, organizations and an extensive, costly sports program."

I see no sourcing for the costliness of these programs. I have posted on the editor's talk page about this, but figured this was also a good place to point it out. --Jrshooter (talk) 22:39, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

@Jrshooter: Yes, I noticed the mention at Dover Area School District. There is a cited source but it's behind a paywall. The matching text may have come from that source, rather than from a POV-warrior. I would ask those with access to the source to confirm or deny the text. Chris Troutman (talk) 23:00, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
@Chris Troutman: Thanks, Chris. I'm awaiting word from the original editor. --Jrshooter (talk) 23:03, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Early PA elections[edit]

Hello, While reading the articles on some of the early Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, the political parties listed as having contested these elections left me puzzled. In the 1811 and 1817 articles, a National Republican candidate was listed as having won the election, and in 1823 the winner was identified as a Democrat. However, the National Republican Party the article was linked to was founded in 1824, and the Democratic Party in 1828. Based on my (admittedly limited) research, it seems these names were pseudonyms for the Democratic-Republican Party, and I have changed the articles to reflect this. However, my knowledge of Pennsylvania history is basic at best. Is there anyone who can speak more authoritatively on this subject?Nathaniel Greene (talk) 21:07, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

@Nathaniel Greene: Your reasoning makes sense. Sources like are suspect, and Wilkes University wrongly indicates the National Republican party. @Tyrol5: Since you're the original author, do you have reliable sources for these elections? Chris Troutman (talk) 23:08, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
It seems from [this source] and [this PA archives page] that the wikipedia articles had mistaken rival factions within the Democratic-Republican Party as distinct parties. Unless you know of any sources that say otherwise, I'll go ahead and make the appropriate changes.Thanks! Nathaniel Greene (talk) 00:22, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
@Nathaniel Green:, @Chris troutman: Hi, guys. These early elections are a bit convoluted in that factions can be misinterpreted to be individual parties, parties misidentified (i.e. Dem-Rep as Dem or Rep), etc. I've since stopped using "ourcampaigns" as a reference, instead using Wilkes University, which is based upon historical returns, newspapers, etc. The results from the two sources, from what I've seen, are identical for these elections. See, for instance, List of Pennsylvania gubernatorial elections, where I used Wilkes for the results. A confusing aspect is the contemporary practice of referring to Dem Reps as "Democrats" or "Republicans" before these individual parties existed. The results might reflect that and I have no objection to changing them. Wilkes is the only source I have for them, but I suspect some of the party misidentifications are the result of what's written in Wilkes' sources, newspapers, journals, etc. which of course aren't without errors or party nicknames that have since ceased to exist. In this case, I'll defer to your judgement and I have no objection to changing the articles where necessary. Tyrol5 [Talk] 00:48, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
@Chris troutman:, @Tyrol5: Early partisan divisions were certainly chaotic, to put it mildly. For the sake of consistency, I think it's best if we use the "Democratic-Republican label, as this was the name of the national organization and seems to have been the most common appellation of many applied to the same group. If we can confirm that a specific candidate ran on a "National Republican" ticket in a specific election, however, I am not opposed to mentioning the name change in the article.Nathaniel Greene (talk) 02:30, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 27/05[edit]

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Anthracite Coal Mining in Pennsylvania. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 13:14, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Punxsutawney entry, would be nice to add a boundary map.[edit]

Thanks. Doug (talk) 06:25, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

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Green Lane, Pennsylvania[edit]

In this article, under "Recreation", it might be inferred that there is a park within the borough, supported by borough taxes that's primarily for borough residents. In fact, the article is referring to Montgomery County parks which are supported by and shared with all Montgomery County taxpayers, and I believe are not even within the borough limits. I would suggest changing "Green Lane offers a large park ..." to "Green Lane is near a large park ..." which would clear up completely any misunderstanding. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:06, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

@ Yes check.svg Done Thanks for posting your edit request. Chris Troutman (talk) 22:17, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

PA state 114th disctrict[edit]

Hi all, first time here. The description of the 114th PA House district is out of date. The District no longer encompasses 3 counties, but instead is wholly contained within Lackawanna County with a very "Gerrymandered" outline too complicated to describe here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:22, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

@ OK. Do you have a reliable source for this assertion? Chris Troutman (talk) 02:27, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Coaldale Big Green[edit]

In the article for the football team,

There is a lot of information missing such as the origin of the Curran Cup

I'm no good at editing Wiki articles and prefer not to. But I wanted to learn more about the Anthracite League and it's teams.

This information would be useful information for the Anthracite League and it's teams. Armorbeast (talk) 07:54, 29 July 2014 (UTC)