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Categories by county[edit]

There are a number of red-linked categories relating to populated places in America, e.g. Category:Unincorporated communities in Estill County, Kentucky. I propose to create some of these over the next few days, if there are no objections. All the best: Rich Farmbrough22:55, 12 August 2014 (UTC).

"Durham"[edit]

The usage of "Durham" is under discussion, see talk:Durham (disambiguation) -- 65.94.171.225 (talk) 06:55, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:48, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Proposed Revisions to "Hunger in the United States"[edit]

I am an undergraduate student at Rice University who has decided to revise “Hunger in the United States” in order to raise the article’s status and improve the content. I know the article does not currently have a rating for both quality and importance for this WikiProject, but I hope my work will earn the article a GA rating and draw attention to the fact this article should be of high importance. Hunger in America affects millions of people; therefore, I believe the page should reflect the relevance of this social issue in the United States. Currently, the article as minimal information and does not provide readers a comprehensive view on hunger in the United States.

I plan to edit and modify the current sections as well as add new sections. Overall I want to fact check the page and add more current data. For the existing sections, I want to eliminate “21st century” and “20th century” because both provide historical information that can be organized under the section “History.” Also, I want to reduce the length of the page’s historical portion because I don’t think it should be the predominate feature of the article.

My revision to “Hunger in the United States” will mainly focus on adding new sections that reflect a holistic approach to discussing the topic. I plan to create a “Causes” section that highlights the believed influences or theories for the prevalence of hunger in the country. Also in a new “Effects” section,” I want to include subsections (geographical region, ethnicity, and children) that focus on hunger’s impact on the most affected social groups in the United States. I want to include a “Fighting hunger” section that is broken into two topics, governmental and private. Currently, the article does address the hunger relief options in America, but there is minimal information and the organization is not logical. I feel the topic of hunger relief deserves its own section instead of falling under the “21 century” section. This portion of the page would go in depth on sharing the various current hunger relief options as well as highlight what programs have been the most and least successful. I believe the page would benefit from a “Challenges to alleviating hunger” section that addresses the obstacles in conquering this social issue because the United States continually struggles to eliminate (or severely reduce) hunger. Finally, I think I can easily expand the “See also” and “External links” sections because such a broad topic like hunger connects to countless social issue topics and organizations.

There has been no activity on “Hunger in the United States” Talk Page and I know the page has not been of importance to this WikiProject, but I do believe this page needs editing. Do you all feel this is the right approach to revising the page? I feel I am proposing a neutral and logical proposal but if anyone sees any potential obstacles or issues with my plan please let me know. I am open to all suggestions, so please share with me your thoughts and any feedback. MBouchein (talk) 23:12, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

"American Landrace"[edit]

FYI, the usage of "American Landrace" is up for discussion, see Talk:Dutch Landrace -- 65.94.171.225 (talk) 06:37, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Integrated Crisis Early Warning System and Integrated Conflict Early Warning System[edit]

Dear United States experts: I am not sure which more specific project might be interested in this. This old AfC submission has a slightly different title from the mainspace article. Google give far more hits for the title in the draft than for the title in mainspace. Are these really the same topic? —Anne Delong (talk) 14:48, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

RFC:Should an article be created containing all states that have launched a Military intervention in Iraq against ISIS in 2014?[edit]

The RFC is here:Talk:2014_Iranian-led_intervention_in_Iraq#RFC:_Military_intervention_against_ISIS_2014_in_IraqSerialjoepsycho (talk) 03:51, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

United States R US[edit]

I'm proposing the above as preferred terms of reference as a friend from the UK and based on the following:

  1. Enemies of the United States typically refer to the nation as America.
  2. The United States only constitutes one of many countries in the Americas and only about one third of the total population.
  3. Amerigo Vespucci was and explorer of South America and the West Indies.
  4. Hawaii is arguably better defined as constituting a part of the United States rather than as representing a part of America.
  5. The primary reference to the country and is the United States. This is fairly well represented through many of the categories and articles connected to Category:Government in the United States and I would personally propose that this reference may be beneficially applied in other topics as per support from WP:UCRN.
  6. The term "United States" conveys a message of unity in specific ownership of a single nation while 50 countries across two continents share the roots of "American" terminologies.

Gregkaye 12:41, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Regiment of Riflemen (United States)[edit]

My article submission Regiment of Riflemen (United States) was accepted last night and assigned to this WikiProject. It's rated as a C-Class and I'd like to see it get the tender loving care to make it up to B-Class. I'll also be asking Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history to adopt and review the effort. Thanks.--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 18:46, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Arise (musician)[edit]

My name is Anita Torres and I personally tending to Tricia Aguirre's (Arise) Wikipedia page. I'm having a music video still of her from 2011 uploaded as well as finding more information/reliable sources on her daily. It's a fairly new page. Bottom Line:Her page needs to be left alone and NOT deleted. Having a Wikipedia page is a tremendous accomplishment for her as well as an honour. More information will be added as soon as possible. Please leave her page alone. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anita maria torres (talkcontribs) 16:28, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

|Listas= parameter[edit]

Would the "|listas=" parameter in WP:United States, interfere/conflict with the one in WP:Biography? Adamdaley (talk) 22:44, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

I believe so - the template documentation notes that it |listas= is not required if it is already present in a different template. It would also similarly conflict with DEFAULTSORT: I don't know if the first instance or the last would be the one that ends up "winning", though. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 02:38, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Hispanic and Latino American task force bot approval[edit]

Before making a bot approval request, I would like to inform everyone about the Hispanic and Latino Americans task force being revived as a task force for this project. I need to know if anyone objects to me making a bot request to update all the previous Latinos project banner to the Hispanic and Latino Americans task force as it is now part of this project. In regards, Erick (talk) 03:25, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Affluence in the United States's GAR[edit]

Affluence in the United States, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community 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. GamerPro64 18:58, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

According to the writer Ann Bausum speaking on WORT-FM community radio in Madison, WI on Oct. 15, 2014, the Sewall-Belmont house was not simply "deliberately saved." When Bausum was a girl her father was living in the house while teaching in a college there. When Bausum and her mother visited one time, he introduced them to the elderly Alice Paul who, instead of talking about her past, spoke about her present challenge. This challenge was a fight with a Congressional attempt to condemn the house to build the Hart Building. As Bausum tells it, the house's continued existence as a museum at one corner is a result of Alice Paul's immovability in the face of Congressional Power. (Stephen Mikesell, Madison WI) Singing Coyote (talk) 18:09, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

WP:VG comments subpages cleanup[edit]

Hi, there is currently a discussion taking place at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games#VG comments subpages regarding whether it would be acceptable to permanently shift all comments subpages associated with WP:VG articles into talk. This shift would follow the recommended approach given at WP:DCS. The WikiProject United States articles that would be affected by this action are these:

If you have objections related specifically to WikiProject United States' use of these subpages, please make this clear at the discussion so that other unrelated talk pages can be cleaned up where appropriate. Thank you. -Thibbs (talk) 15:53, 16 October 2014 (UTC)