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Here are some tasks you can do to help with WikiProject Western Australia:

Vital articles: 100 Most Influential Western Australians is a possible starting point
Requested articles: Margaret Wylie • John Thomson (Australian businessman) • Tourism in Western Australia (see: Tourism in Sydney, Tourism in Melbourne, Tourism in Brisbane) • Clarence, Western Australia • Bevan Lawrence • Martyn Webb • Ric Stowe • Perth Metropolitan Markets • Energy in Western Australia • Nicholson, Western Australia • South Western Advertiser (see Trove page) • Robin Sarah Greenburg (see Crimenet page)
Seeking sources: William Harris (Australian civil rights leader) • Michael Kailis
Expansion needed: Busselton, Western Australia • David Parker • Economy of Western Australia • May Gibbs • Bill Hassell • May Holman • Barry MacKinnon • Ross McLarty • New Norcia, Western Australia • Pilbara historical timeline • Whadjuk • List of WA waterfalls • tourism sections needed in Western Australia • Thomas Hughes (Australian politician) - needs expansion from cultural sources
Requested images: Requested photographs in Western Australia • Requested photographs in Perth
Article cleanup: See Cleanup listing (related changes)
Popular pages: See Popular pages listing (related changes) – improvements to (or vandalism of) these articles will impact a larger number of readers
Assessment: See Unassessed WA articles and Unknown-importance WA articles
Outreach projects:

WP:WA Noticeboard[edit]

Recently created articles[edit]

Article alerts[edit]

Good article nominees
WP:PERTH task force

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)

Open House Perth (Nov 1–2)[edit]

Open House Perth is on the weekend of November 1–2, with access to "around 70 destinations and activities across the city". Would be a good opportunity to get photos of places that are usually behind closed doors. (They are also doing an instagram photo competition [1], if you're into that sort of thing). - Evad37 [talk] 04:40, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

This would be great to get a bit of an organised effort to get around the 15-20 that are probably notable for Wikipedia standards, since it only runs for two days. The Drover's Wife (talk) 04:58, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
As a start, here's a list of destinations with (or mentioned in) existing Wikipedia articles:
Moved to Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes Open House Perth 2014: Evad37 [talk] 03:59, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
So it's actually closer to 30 that are notable. - Evad37 [talk] 08:01, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
I still find it funny that the East Perth station gets it own article but not the interstate terminal next door. Seriously though, I think the below destinations probably merit an article (if they don't already).
02 - Parmelia Hilton 
03 - The Gardens at Bishops See 
05 - First Church of Christ Scientist Perth 
07 - London House 
19 - Moana Chambers 
23 - WA Rowing Club 
25 - Duxton Hotel Perth 
36 - Gramercy Studios / Hipflask 
46 - Lake House 
63 - Heritage House Cultural Centre 
67 - New City Library - Augmented Reality 

Hack (talk) 01:54, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I've created Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes Open House Perth 2014. We could also have a bit of a meetup if anyone is interested. - Evad37 [talk] 03:59, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Having finally uploaded most of my photos to commons:Category:Wikipedia Takes Open House Perth 2014, that category now has 188 photos. These include, from all participants, photos taken of/at/from: ABC Perth, Bishops House/gardens, Council House, Duxton, Cultural Centre, Main Roads Traffic Operations Centre, Old Mill Theatre, Old Perth Technical School, St Denis Church, State Theatre Centre, 108 St Georges Terrace, and One40William. Thanks to those who participated, and hopefully when can be a bit more organised next year. - Evad37 [talk] 03:27, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Categories for discussion/2014/10/Category:Astor Theatre[edit]

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Has been adequately addressed, but... never let an obvious answer get in the way of further discussion. satusuro 23:32, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Help - cleanup request[edit]

I met John Hartley today he is part of a group of people I'm working with from Curtin & UWA on Nooongar language and related content. Its in desperate need of @Mitch Ames: / @Graham87: style cleanup, update and general improvement and anyone else before we get too many new inexperienced editors with potential WP:COI issues wanting to do it. All I can offer is a coffee at the Feb meetup along with being able to go directly to him for clarification/verification. Once its happening I'll organise photos. Gnangarra 09:02, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

What sort of cleanup are we talking about here? I'll help if I can. The Drover's Wife (talk) 09:51, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
I've taken a couple of jabs at it, but it probably needs more work by people braver/more expert in the subject than I. In particular, the article didn't directly mention the people who spoke it until I got there. At some point we'll need to harmonise the spelling of the article title about the people (currently at "Noongar") and the language (currently at "Nyungar"). Graham87 10:05, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Are we talking about Nyungar language, or everything in Category:Noongar language or everything under {{Pama–Nyungan languages}}, or something else? (Or perhaps John Hartley (academic), which also needs some work?) Mitch Ames (talk) 12:29, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
thanks for whats been done... specifically the John Hartley (academic) is the priority, basically its a BLP and the subject raised concerns about the overall article. as for the use of Noongar the language ISO code uses Nyungar but in 1996 there was a series of council meetings where various issues were addressed while both spelling are correct it was agreed that Noongar would be the default spelling in english. I think the best way forward is to use Noongar when referring to people, places etc and Nyungar when referring to language for new content. Not to be too worried about mass changes to current content as ultimately(next 3 - 6 months) its something the editors associated with Noongar project will better placed to take the lead and guide us on. Gnangarra 13:26, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
I've added {{catmain}} to Category:Noongar language. The redirect does its job, but I think the category and the article ought to use the same spelling. Mitch Ames (talk) 03:20, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
"... the John Hartley (academic) is the priority, basically its a BLP and the subject raised concerns about the overall article"
Are there any specific WP:BLP issues that we should look at, eg erroneous or disputed facts, undue weight, important missing information? Style, grammar etc will get addressed at some point, there is no obvious contentious material (given that I don't know anything about the subject, so I won't immediately see factual errors), but if he/you can point to specific BLP problems we can address them as a priority. Mitch Ames (talk) 03:33, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
no major content concerns just the overall poor appearance and minor dated material Gnangarra 13:56, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
See Talk:John Hartley (academic). Mitch Ames (talk) 11:48, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
"a group of people I'm working with from Curtin & UWA on Nooongar language and related content"
Is there a direct connection between this Nooongar language and related content, Hartley's "Noongar knowledge networks" project (or "Why is There no Nyungar Wikipedia"), and the proposed (limited access) Noongar Wiki and/or (public) Noongar language Wikipedia discussed at the meetup in August? The entry here (under Past events) suggest so. Mitch Ames (talk) 08:00, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Meetup 18 -- Tour[edit]

Good News... Wikimedia is supporting this meetup so that the attendees can tour the Fremantle Prison at little to no cost. Please see Wikipedia:Meetup/Perth/18#Tour for details and to sign up if you are coming along. Any questions or concerns etc just drop me a note. Gnangarra 07:25, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day[edit]

[2] - this does not have to be a formal meetup if no one is interested, but even if it was simply a minor echo of the usual WA meetups - it would be good if a few others were interested... - it need not be anything formal - but to say we had one, would be good to have something the same as the rest of the world... satusuro 13:34, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

I'd be interested. Mitch Ames (talk) 11:23, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, appreciate your interest - will keep you posted satusuro 13:17, 19 December 2014 (UTC)