Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Politics
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- 1 New article Lunch pail Democrat (USA) - push for DYK?
- 2 Forza Italia
- 3 Colleagues, I would like to offer
- 4 GAR
- 5 "Free"
- 6 Same‐sex marriage in Utah RfC
- 7 Two articles under dispute
- 8 New elections article needs cleaning
- 9 Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Four Freedoms (Norman Rockwell)/archive2
- 10 Primary legislation, definition of
- 11 RFC
- 12 Notice of a discussion on the Gun politics in the U.S. talk page
- 13 Archived some threads
- 14 Invitation to User Study
- 15 DRN
- 16 Draft:World domination
- 17 Nomination of Genocide definitions, Definitions of pogrom and Definitions of fascism for deletion
- 18 Nomination for merging of Template:Infobox government cabinet
- 19 RfC: Pogrom list inclusion criteria
- 20 Network Sovereignty Article
- 21 Four-paragraph leads -- a WP:RfC on the matter
- 22 Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency
- 23 Template:Infobox officeholder
- 24 Neutral notice of RfC on Investigative Project on Terrorism
- 25 Seeking comments to improve Voting Rights Act of 1965
- 26 PacMan Legislator
New article Lunch pail Democrat (USA) - push for DYK?
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.
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 Cabinet...in 10 days will be all more clear. Bye for now! -- 21:46, 20 nov 2013 (UTC)
Colleagues, I would like to offer
Colleagues, I would like to offer you an opportunity to submit an entry for The Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice. This encyclopedia is being compiled in order to provide readers with a reference book that discusses relevant diversity and social justice topics. It will convey and communicate topics of interest for a wide audience of readers. You may choose an entry topic from a selected list available on our website or you may select a topic of your own choosing. Entries have a word count of 300 – 3,000 words. For more information about this exciting opportunity please visit http://coe.eku.edu/encyclopedia-diversity-and-social-justice.
Winston Churchill, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Dana boomer (talk) 01:07, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Same‐sex marriage in Utah RfC
Two articles under dispute
New elections article needs cleaning
I've just accepted the article Electoral integrity from AfC and needs some wiki-cleaning and linking. Would an editor with an interest in elections take a look at it? Alanl (talk) 09:27, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
Primary legislation, definition of
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
Archived some threads
Invitation to User Study
Would you be interested in participating in a user study? We are a team at University of Washington studying methods for finding collaborators within a Wikipedia community. We are looking for volunteers to evaluate a new visualization tool. All you need to do is to prepare for your laptop/desktop, web camera, and speaker for video communication with Google Hangout. We will provide you with a Amazon gift card in appreciation of your time and participation. For more information about this study, please visit our wiki page (http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Finding_a_Collaborator). If you would like to participate in our user study, please send me a message at Wkmaster (talk) 18:03, 2 February 2014 (UTC).
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)
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
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)
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
Network Sovereignty Article
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)
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
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,
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
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
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)
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)