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New article Lunch pail Democrat (USA) - push for DYK?[edit]

After hearing the term during the MSNBC analysis of the Biden-Ryan US vice-presidential debate, I whipped up a quick Lunch pail Democrat article. The term refers to working-class members of the Democratic Party, and politicians that court them. I reckon it'd be good to strike while the iron is hot, and put this up for WP:Did you know? on Monday or so; I posted it today and there's a 5-day limit for DYK, as well as other items to meet on the checklist.

If anyone is interested in helping out, this could be a really topical DYK given the usage in front of so many MSNBC viewers last night. Happy to share the banners and wiki-love for any other substantial contributors if this hits DYK and gets enough views to be awarded.

Thanks for any help or suggestions! MatthewVanitas (talk)

Forza Italia[edit]

Hello everybody! I'm an italian user, I wanted to inform you that the "new" Forza Italia party of Berlusconi is not an opposition party yet. If Berlusconi will not be pushed out from his seat (an improbably but possibile thing), he can chose to remain in the government coalition. Also, FI has got one vice-minister and one secretary in the italian government! For now, then, it is better to correct the voices about Forza Italia, the parliament and the Letta 10 days will be all more clear. Bye for now! --Franci---juve 21:46, 20 nov 2013 (UTC)

Primary legislation, definition of[edit]

There's a discussion at Talk:Acts of Parliament in the United Kingdom#Primary Legislation concerning the meaning of the term "primary legislation". Informed comments would be welcome there. --Redrose64 (talk) 09:48, 21 January 2014 (UTC)


Could use some fresh eyeballs and voices at this previously stale merge proposal, splitting the content at Opium Wars into the articles First Opium War and Second Opium War and turning the page into a dab between them, to avoid the existing content fork. — LlywelynII 13:47, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Notice of a discussion on the Gun politics in the U.S. talk page[edit]

There is a Split proposal discussion on the Gun politics in the U.S. talk page that may be of interest to editors in this WikiProject. Lightbreather (talk) 06:05, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Archived some threads[edit]

I've archived some inactive threads to subsections which were notifications about discussions that have since been closed. — Cirt (talk) 18:01, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to User Study[edit]

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Assistance request. There is a DRN which has run away before a volunteer took it on at Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard#Puerto Rico. The issue revolves around including sourced material in the article narrative, -- whether to allow both sides of a controversy how PR is "unincorporated" and "incorporated" as alternately sourced, into the article introduction. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 16:25, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

This DRN by another editor is closed, my RfC for acknowledging the sourced controversy and one sourced side which remains unrepresented has disappeared. Interesting. I suppose the issue is now gone stale, nothing further requested at this time. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 13:38, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Draft:World domination[edit]

I have initiated a draft at Draft:World domination, to replace the WP:DABCONCEPT disambiguation page currently at that title. I suppose this is the right project to notify of this effort. Cheers! bd2412 T 03:10, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Genocide definitions, Definitions of pogrom and Definitions of fascism for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Genocide definitions, Definitions of pogrom and Definitions of fascism are suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Genocide definitions until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Oncenawhile (talk) 09:51, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Infobox government cabinet[edit]

Template:Infobox government cabinet has been nominated for merging with Template:Infobox cabinet. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Frietjes (talk) 21:07, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

RfC: Pogrom list inclusion criteria[edit]

An RfC has been opened at Talk:Pogrom, regarding the appropriate WP:LSC for the events listed. Comments are requested with thanks. Oncenawhile (talk) 11:45, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Network Sovereignty Article[edit]

Hi I'm working on a project for the Wikimedia Education Program on Network Sovereignty. I just moved the article to the mainspace and was looking for some feedback. I thought Network Sovereignty was related to this project so I felt like this was a good place to post a request for help. SII&CT Alex (talk) 19:24, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Four-paragraph leads -- a WP:RfC on the matter[edit]

Hello, everyone. There is a WP:RfC on whether or not the leads of articles should generally be no longer than four paragraphs (refer to WP:Manual of Style/Lead section for the current guideline). As this will affect Wikipedia on a wide scale, including WikiProjects that often deal with article formatting, if the proposed change is implemented, I invite you to the discussion; see here: Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Lead section#RFC on four paragraph lead. Flyer22 (talk) 16:59, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency[edit]

I've created a new article about the Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Suggestions for additional secondary sources would be appreciated, at Talk:Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Thank you for your time,

Cirt (talk) 22:10, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Template:Infobox officeholder[edit]

If the person has resigned, and does other things, should the infobox be replaced with Template:Infobox person? The article I'm puzzled about is Subhash Bhoir‎. Cheers, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 10:40, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Neutral notice of RfC on Investigative Project on Terrorism[edit]

Is here:Talk:Investigative_Project_on_Terrorism#RFC:_Does_the_use_of_the_Islamophobia_template_in_this_article_violate_wikipedias_policy_on_NPOV.3F.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 23:07, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Seeking comments to improve Voting Rights Act of 1965[edit]

Greetings. I am looking for suggestions on how to improve the article Voting Rights Act of 1965, and I would be highly appreciative if folks from WikiProject Politics could leave some comments about it on the peer review I requested at Wikipedia:Peer review/Voting Rights Act of 1965/archive1. The article was recently promoted to GA status, and it'd be fantastic if we could get it up to FA status. Thanks! –Prototime (talk · contribs) 03:32, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

PacMan Legislator[edit]

If a Congressman or Senator were to make a campaign promise to vote for any legislation that included the repeal of ten federal laws, then a list of suitable laws is required. For such a proposal to be viable the list would be of out of date laws that no lobbyist would care about defending. It would take years of such PacMan activity and a severe cleaning of the Congressional Record before it would be scrutinized and bargained over by the politically active. In the meantime such a list needs to be generated and then graded by interested parties, yes even lobbyist, so that those laws that are clearly outdated and non controversial were eliminated first. In that manner a Representative of low rank and influence can always vote no until the leadership pushes for a vote in a tight legislative battle whereby he caves by giving a yeah as long as the top ten most inoffensive laws listed are repealed. I ask the Wiki community for help in generating such as list VincentLibertarian (talk) 22:01, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Twevle Visions Party.KEEP.[edit]

KEEP.Twelve Visions Party should not be deleted.Wikipedia has many other political parties on website yet is considering deletion of this one.Why??TVP is a legitimate political party.Being in the running for President is no small achievement at all.Why the singling out of this Party.Can ONLY be Bias.Fair go.{SashaSasharain (talk) 00:39, 25 March 2014 (UTC)}

Declaration of Independence[edit]

The usage and scope of Declaration of Independence (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) is under discussion, see Talk:United States Declaration of Independence -- (talk) 06:11, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Notification of nomination for deletion of Mike Maguire (Canadian politician)‎[edit]

This is to inform the members of this Wikiproject, within the scope of which this article falls, that this article has been nominated for deletion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mike Maguire (Canadian politician)‎. - Ahunt (talk) 00:32, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

CfD discussion for societies and cultures[edit]

There is a discussion going on right now at WP:Categories for discussion that involves changing the category names for all cultures, from, for example, "Afghan society" to "Society of Afghanistan". I can see that next will be changing "German culture" to "Culture of Germany" and the like. This would be for all ethnicities, nationalities and cultures.
If you would like to weigh in, the conversation is occurring at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2014 March 27#Society by country. Liz Read! Talk! 15:04, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Hillary Rodham Clinton move request[edit]

Greetings! A proposal has been made at Talk:Hillary Rodham Clinton#Requested move 8 to change the title of the article, Hillary Rodham Clinton to Hillary Clinton. This notification is provided because this article is listed as being of interest to this project. Cheers! bd2412 T 17:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Suggestion for inclusion of a blurb at the history of democracy[edit]

I began a discussion regarding inclusion of some information about obscure elections in an isolated part of the Mideast at Talk:History_of_democracy#Inclusion_of_Oman_and_Ibadhism_in_the_Medieval_Institutions_section.3F. I was hoping those editors who are interested could provide feedback and suggestions. MezzoMezzo (talk) 06:08, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Indian general election, 2014[edit]

Hi, can anyone solve this problem here at Talk:Indian general election, 2014. Thanks! RRD13 (talk) 03:41, 2 April 2014 (UTC)


Could some one help in this? From the wiki page, only two main leaders are highlighted for Indian Elections. The format if the page is such a way that it gives importance to certain leaders and special consideration is being given. The page should not make impression on people's mind that UPA and NDA are the main parties. Until Election is over, all parties are equally important. Highlighting only two leaders in the user box is the highest level deception by wikipedia to the readers. Wiki page has to be restructured in such a way that this mistake is corrected. There are also many other points as listed below that was suggested but not considered.

1. The photos of PM candidates of UPA and congress has to be removed or else include PM candidates of all parties

2. Remove parties from 'other parties' in contents section and give equal importance as given to UPA and NDA

3. Make the character size of UPA NDA and AAM AADMI Party same

4 .Change the Order of Display of content- Put AAM AADMI PARTY first if it is being said that there no importance in the order in which parties are listed

Thanks Soorej Soorejmg (talk) 15:45, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Peer review request[edit]

Would anybody be willing to peer review Theodore Roosevelt? It got demoted from FA back in June 2008, and I have been actively working with @Hoppyh: and @Rjensen: to try to at least bring it back up to GA. Beforehand, a peer review would be much appreciated. Please click here to review. XXSNUGGUMSXX (talk) 21:22, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

We demand a referendum party > we demand a referendum now party[edit]

According to electoral commission it's actually the we demand a referendum now party. Could we change the page name? (talk) 14:01, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to Participate in a User Study - Final Reminder[edit]

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Discussion at Talk:Australian Senate special election in Western Australia, 2014[edit]

There is a discussion taking place at Talk:Australian Senate special election in Western Australia, 2014 regarding the use of an infobox on the article. Please feel free to add your imput. LordFixit (talk) 20:15, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Italian Pirate Party[edit]

Hi, I just finished translating the page from Can someone proofread and change the template in the talk page? Thank you very much, --→ Airon 16:01, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

UK Independence Party[edit]

Please see the discussion at Talk:UK Independence Party#Request for comment about whether academic sources describing the UK Independence Party as far-right are reliable. LordFixit (talk) 07:09, 15 April 2014 (UTC)