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Hi, I have a list (partially complete) of US athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics who need Wikipedia pages. The partial list is here. Thanks, Matty.007 12:05, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
William P. Hobby, Jr -- WP:COI
I do I.T. work for William P. Hobby, Jr and he recently asked me how he might edit his own page in Wikipedia. He wants to do two things in particular:
1. Bold his book titles.
2. Add a section called, "Family Eponyms."
He didn't ask me to do it, but I was asked about how to do it. Knowing as little as I do about Wikipedia, this kind of editing would seem to fall on the bad side of WP:COI both for him to edit the page and for me to help him to do it.
Putting aside the book title boldenings (which smell a little too much like self-promotion), he is a fount of information about his family's history and he has a lot of ties within the universities around the state.
If this information was of general interest to the page, how might he get this information up there without running afoul of the policies?
Mwhalenhtc (talk) 21:33, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
- I added a "Further reading" for his one book I could find. That's the format that should be used, rather than bolding. The one book is all I could find on him. But if he's written other books, he can put them there following that format. Books need ISBN number, author name(s), publisher, year, etc.
- I added a couple of External links I found to his official papers
- If I understand what he means by "Family Eponyms" he means buildings, streets etc. named after the Hobby family. That would be more appropriate to be added to the individual name under "Legacy", as it is on William P. Hobby. Ideally, it should be sourced. — Maile (talk) 18:00, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
The usage of Indian Scout (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) is under discussion, see talk:Indian Scout (motorcycle) -- 18.104.22.168 (talk) 08:06, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
Arizona SB 1062
I'm not sure how the Arizona SB 1062 article as it is was approved. It reads like an editorial. Claiming that one possible effect of the bill is the purpose and function of the bill is misleading. The actual text of the bill isn't even referenced - only other editorials from biased newspapers. The article should be cleaned up or taken down in order to prevent the public from being influenced by un-researched opinion on an encyclopedia website. Pkclan (talk) 23:45, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
I see that the bill's text has been added now. That's a start. Pkclan (talk) 23:46, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
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The usage of Plymouth (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) is under discussion, see talk:Plymouth -- 22.214.171.124 (talk) 05:33, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
Why does people on walfair get tax money. There getting my money all year — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 03:07, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
The usage of Massachusetts Minutemen and Minutewomen (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) is under discussion, see talk:UMass Minutemen and Minutewomen -- 188.8.131.52 (talk) 05:01, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
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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,
— Cirt (talk) 22:10, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
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)
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 United States 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 to get it up to FA status. Thanks! –Prototime (talk · contribs) 03:25, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
Fuck: Word Taboo and Protecting Our First Amendment Liberties for Featured Article
I've nominated Fuck: Word Taboo and Protecting Our First Amendment Liberties for Featured Article candidacy.
Comments would be appreciated, at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Fuck: Word Taboo and Protecting Our First Amendment Liberties/archive1.
Thank you for your time,
— Cirt (talk) 05:33, 9 March 2014 (UTC)