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Wikipedia:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places/Fall 2011 Photo Contest[edit]

WP:NRHP is having a Fall Photo Contest running from Oct. 21-Dec. 4, 2011. I'd like to encourage anybody who enjoys photography, as well as anybody who is interested in historic places to participate as a photographer, a sponsor, or both.

One way that an individual editor or a project can participate is to sponsor their own challenge. For example, somebody here might want to include a challenge such as "A barnstar will be awarded to the photographer who adds the most photos to the NRHP county lists of previously non-illustrated NRHP sites that are related to steamboats on the Mississippi." To sponsor a challenge all you need to do is come up with an idea, post it on the contest page, and do the small bit of work needed to judge the winner(s).

Any and all contributions appreciated.

Smallbones (talk) 03:01, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

99 Percent Declaration[edit]

The 99 Percent Declaration has a difficult history. The article is nominated for deletion and rescue. The original author, a criminal defense attorney for the Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge, has edited the article and has been continually reverted on the article talk page. The WP:SUMMARY and several sources have been removed by the nominator for deletion. It's the US Collaboration of the Month. I am working on a version at User:Dualus/99 Percent Declaration; please see. Dualus (talk) 06:58, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

That article does indeed have a "difficult history", much of which the above user has neglected to mention. Whatever the genuine merits of having an article on that topic, the article as created was built to house original research by the above user, already rejected at other articles, pushing the now-discredited claim that this document represented the official views of Occupy Wall Street, among other things. This helps to explain why it has been tagged for deletion since its creation.
A person claiming to be the original author of the document later inserted, directly into the article space, a disgruntled personal message to Wikipedia readers about his purported mistreatment and marginalization by the Occupy Wall Street movement. This, naturally, was reverted in short order, whereupon User:Dualus took it upon himself to copy the message to the article's talk page, after which it was removed from the talk page as well (presumably because angry user-generated manifestos are not ordinarily seen as relevant to improving an article of any sort).
The "WP:SUMMARY" Dualus refers to was, in fact, an exhaustive point-by-point rephrasing of virtually the entire agenda contained in the document (again, containing OR)—in my opinion, not tremendously different from a copy/paste job of the original—and in any event, containing far more detail and enthusiasm than an encyclopedic tone would seem to allow.
The comment regarding "several sources removed by the nominator for deletion", meanwhile, undoubtedly refers to the removal of this material, which is full of OR and questionable sources, and whose connection to the article topic, is, itself, the product of WP:SYNTHESIS.
The article is, indeed, currently listed as the U.S. Collaboration of the month. It would appear that this is because Dualus made the listing himself, after deciding for himself that it should be the next collaboration of the month.
Finally, the user's personal version of the article hosted in his userspace, which he has here invited editors to inspect, seems to be a project which has been discouraged.
And this is all to say nothing of the fifteen or so other Wikiproject pages the user has canvassed, or his repeated listing of the document alongside major historical documents such as the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, apparently unconcerned by the notion that perhaps an anonymously authored list of demands by a group of U.S. political protesters perhaps doesn't share the same stature as declarations of policy promulgated by the United Nations.
The above background may prove useful to any editor wishing to have a fuller understanding of what has been going on at the article listed here.

Proposal to add WikiProject United States History under WikiProject United States[edit]

Greetings, I am a member of WikiProject United States, it was formerly recently suggested that WikiProject United States History might be inactive or semi active and it might be beneficial to include a project for it in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States, which Kumioko have added some of the projects like WikiProject American television and WikiProject United States Government, after I've opposed to pulled the project myself. After reviewing the project it appears that there have not been any active discussion on the talk page in some time and the only content updates appear to be simple maintenance so being supported by a larger project might be beneficial. This discussion is intended to start the process of determining if the project members are interested in the project being added to the projects supported by WikiProject United States. If have any thoughts, comments or questions, please let me know. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 07:57, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Since there is objections, I am going to add the WikiProject United States banner myself. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 21:37, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Nomination as a United States Wikipedians' Collaboration of the Month candidate[edit]

One or more articles relating to this project have been nominated to be a future United States Wikipedians' Collaboration of the Month. All editors interested in improving these articles or voting for next months collaboration are encouraged to participate here. --Kumioko (talk) 19:52, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

A Proposal[edit]

Below are some ideas on restructuring and revitalizing WikiProject History. It may be easier to keep discussion in one place, perhaps here.

General Points[edit]

  • Restructure the front page so that it more closely resembles that of WikiProject Military History. This design is easy to navigate, and getting to specific areas of the WikiProject is made quicker and less difficult.
  • Forge closer ties with some of its "daughter" projects. WikiProject History should serve as a focal point for history-related article improvement drives and discussions, and should be a community of editors supportive of smaller, fairly inactive region-specific history projects.
  • Expand the A-Class review process. This should be a major function of WikiProject History (conducting A-Class reviews for smaller, "daughter" projects).
    • Work on expanding the number of History Good and Featured articles.
  • Host task forces devoted to improving recently-created articles. Some editors should work with WikiProject Deletion Sorting to save as many quality history-related AfDs as reasonably possible.
  • WikiProject History should be less of a "front-lines" WikiProject, like the Military History one, but more of a coordinating effort. An enhanced A-Class review process and forging relations with "daughter" projects would help to achieve this goal.

Membership and Leadership[edit]

  • All current WikiProject History members would be members of the new, revitalized project. WikiProject Military History members, as well as members of all region-specific history projects, would be automatically inducted into the project, although these users could opt out at any time.
  • All members of the WikiProject should have an equal say in WikiProject affairs.
    • However, a group of five coordinators should be elected by all editors that are part of the abovementioned categories to make the WikiProject "flow" smoothly. These coordinators would serve for twelve months each, and would be elected in February of each year.
    • Each coordinator would have a specific task, or "department".
      • Chief Coordinator. This coordinator would serve as a guide to other coordinators and members of the project.
      • Assessment and Review Coordinator. This coordinator would sort reviews, with the help of two delegates that s/he could appoint.
      • Membership Coordinator. This coordinator would deal with membership issues, and would direct and judge "contests" on the project.
      • Resources Coordinator. This coordinator would assist members in need.
      • Content Coordinator. This coordinator would work on improving articles in need, and would direct efforts and drives related to this.

Role on the Encyclopedia[edit]

WikiProject History should be a visible, important part of the encyclopedia, as it should work to coordinate other projects and direct various task forces and drives on the website. Newcomers interested in history should be assisted and guided by the Resources Coordinator and other helpful editors.

WikiProject History should work together with other projects to achieve some of the goals of the encyclopedia as a whole.

Thank you for reading this, and for commenting, if you are interested. DCItalk 23:17, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

December 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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The December 2011 issue of the WikiProject United States newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you.

--Kumioko (talk) 01:51, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

NARA on-wiki ExtravaSCANza participation[edit]

Hey everyone. Please take a look at User:The ed17/NARA to brainstorm ideas and a structure on how we can help the National Archives ExtravaSCANza. My hope is that the success of this event will ensure that others will be organized in the future, even without Dominic as a Wikipedian-in-Residence, so we all benefit from the high-quality, formerly non-digitized media uploaded to the Commons. Thanks, Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 10:50, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

January 2012 Newsletter for WikiProject United States and supported projects[edit]

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The January 2012 issue of the WikiProject United States newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you.

--Kumi-Taskbot (talk) 18:16, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Reviewer needed for W. E. B. Du Bois Featured article status[edit]

The project has an opportunity to have another Featured Article: W. E. B. Du Bois is up for FA review, at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/W. E. B. Du Bois/archive1. It has two reviewers, but needs a third to be ratified. If you want to review it, make sure you are familiar with the criteria at Wikipedia:Featured article criteria, and dont be afraid to suggest improvements. Thanks. --Noleander (talk) 20:53, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Check this out[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Republican Party presidential primaries, 2012#Compromise. (talk) 11:15, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

AFD for Luce–Celler Act of 1946[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Luce–Celler Act of 1946. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 20:51, 7 February 2012 (UTC) --RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 20:51, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject United States History banner[edit]

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{{WikiProject United States History}} and {{WikiProject United States|UShistory=yes}} exist, should the subproject banner be merged into the main USproj banner? (talk) 04:37, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Occupy movement[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Occupy movement

I have begun the procedure for beginning the project by making the proposal at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals. To add your name to support the proposal go to Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Occupy movement.--Amadscientist (talk) 23:15, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Haymarket affair Good Article reassessment[edit]

Haymarket affair, which is listed as part of this WikiProject, has been nominated for a community reassessment to determine if it meets the good article criteria and so can be listed as a good article. Please add comments to the article reassessment page. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 19:51, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Racial Diversity in the U.S. Classroom[edit]

I am planning to expand the stub article Diversity in the classroom as part of an assignment for my Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities course at Rice University. Specifically, I would like to focus on racial diversity in U.S. classrooms, which I feel makes the page relevant to the U.S. History WikiProject: it concerns historical and modern-day affairs in the U.S., including segregation, Brown vs. Board of Education, and Affirmative Action. Specifically, I would like to define racial diversity in the classroom, give its background in the U.S., cite research on its effects, summarize its social implications, and list and explain current policy on racial diversity in schools in America. My sources will include textbooks and readings from my class, newspaper articles, academic journals, etc. By becoming a member of this WikiProject, I hope to help identify, edit, and expand articles on United States history. Please let me know if you have any comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions. You can place them here or directly on my talk page. Thanks, Weatherby551 (talk) 05:17, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Greetings from GLAM-Wiki US[edit]

Invitation to join GLAM-Wiki US

Hello! This WikiProject aligns closely with the work of the GLAM-Wiki initiative (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums), a global community of volunteers who assist cultural institutions with sharing resources with Wikimedia. GLAM-Wiki US is a new community initiative focused on organizing cultural collaborations within the United States. GLAM organizations are diverse and span numerous topics, from libraries and art museums to science centers and historic sites. We currently have a backlog of interested institutions- and we need your help!

1rightarrow.pngAre you interested in helping with current or future GLAM projects? Join→ Online Volunteers

We hope you'll join the growing GLAM-Wiki community in the US. Thank you!
-Lori Phillips (Talk), US Cultural Partnerships Coordinator
For more information visit→ The GLAM:US portal or GLAM-Wiki on Outreach

Pinchot-Ballinger controversy[edit]

Hi, I think there are some problems with the article on the Pinchot-Ballinger controversy.

  • It's rather sketchy and inadequate as a resource. It covers the basic facts of the scandal, but little else.
  • It appears to rely entirely on only two sources, each of which is used as a footnoted citation exactly once.
  • My research indicates that the consequences of the scandal (the split in the Republican Party in the 1912 presidential election, leading to the election of Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat; and the rise of future U.S. Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis to the national stage) lend it importance. If this is indeed so, they are not discussed in detail here.
  • It contains neither a historiography of the scandal nor much information on how the scandal was perceived at the time.

I'm going to do my best to expand the article and fix these problems, but I'd be interested to hear if others agree that I've pinpointed the right areas for improvement. Timber Trail (talk) 18:34, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Edits to the "Diversity in the classroom" page[edit]

Amanda, apparently I made the same bad mistake here as I did in Chloe's article and actually implemented the changes I initially suggested. There's no use in undoing them, but consider it huge favor. Nevertheless, here were general suggestions that I followed and that you should, too:

  1. You need a Reference and/or footnotes list. Just follow the generous example I provided you with and you should be fine. I noticed you had listed the citation within the text when I was in edit mode, but due to technical errors, they were not displaying properly. Fix this.
  1. You're completely lacking a "See also" section. You need to include at least a handful of links to related pages so that your page has a much larger chance of generating traffic. Possible page links could be included towards Race, Gender, Native American, African America, Jim Crow....pages like these will do fine.
  1. Your "Americanization School" section could use some expansion. I feel that the concept of the assimilation-induced environment is important and deserves more information. List some of its negative effects on the minority children who were enrolled into them. Maybe even a quote or something from a notable figure who advocated such schools

I hope these suggestions get the ideas flowing, and I hope the rest of the Wiki Commmunity here can may lend a helping hand as well. Good luck!!!

J hernan26 (talk) 06:55, 9 April 2012 (UTC)J hernan26

List of African-American firsts[edit]

You are invited to visit the article's talk page and comment on inclusion criteria. Zepppep (talk) 09:20, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

More opportunities for editors to access free research databases![edit]

The quest for getting Wikipedia editors the sources they need for articles related to United States History and other subjects is gaining momentum. Here's what's happening and what you can sign up for right now:

  • Credo Reference provides full-text online versions of nearly 1200 published reference works from more than 70 publishers in every major subject, including general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias. There are 125 full Credo 350 accounts available, with access even to 100 more references works than in Credo's original donation. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • HighBeam Research has access to over 80 million articles from 6,500 publications including newspapers, magazines, academic journals, newswires, trade magazines and encyclopedias. Thousands of new articles are added daily, and archives date back over 25 years covering a wide range of subjects and industries. There are 250 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • Questia is an online research library for books and journal articles focusing on the humanities and social sciences. Questia has curated titles from over 300 trusted publishers including 77,000 full-text books and 4 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as encyclopedia entries. There will soon be 1000 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.

In addition to these great partnerships, you might be interested in the next-generation idea to create a central Wikipedia Library where approved editors would have access to all participating resource donors. It's still in the preliminary stages, but if you like the idea, add your feedback to the Community Fellowship proposal to start developing the project. Drop by the talk page of User:Ocaasi, who is overseeing these projects, if you have any questions.--JayJasper (talk) 17:58, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Proposal for United States A-Class review process[edit]

There is a proposal at WikiProject United States to start an A-Class review process for United States related articles. Please stop by and join the discussion. Kumioko (talk) 02:21, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Manila Village, Louisiana[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Jean Lafitte, Louisiana#New Historical Plaque. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 21:56, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Westerns[edit]

Westernsfilm.png Howdy, WikiProject United States History!
Your editing history indicates that you may be interested in joining the new Westerns WikiProject, a collaborative effort to improve and maintain Wikipedia's coverage of fictional Wild West articles. If you are interested in participating, you are welcome to sign up at the project page. We hope you will join us!
Ma®©usBritish{chat} 01:55, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Well, it's not particularly well worded for non-userpages, but yeah, this WikiProject is now setup and still in the early stages of building its project area before user-participation can really begin to function. Anyone interested, please feel free to join. Note, this project not only covers film and TV, but Western novels, comics, actors, directors and authors, etc who make the fictional-Wild West possible. Thanks, Ma®©usBritish{chat} 01:55, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Template:US state and territory history[edit]

You may wish to comment on the proposed deletion of Template:US state and territory history at Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2012 September 3#Template:US state and territory history. Yours aye,  Buaidh  02:08, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Antonio Miranda Rodriguez[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Los Angeles Pobladores#Filipino Pabladore?. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 22:36, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Abortion advocacy movement coverage ready for community feedback[edit]

Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Abortion advocacy movement coverage, an RFC that will affect the title of the articles currently titled Support for the legalization of abortion and Opposition to legal abortion if consensus is found in favor of its conclusions, is now in its community feedback phase and ready for editors to register opinions and arguments. Please add your feedback; thanks! —chaos5023 (talk) 17:25, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Kentucky were Southern Unionist[edit]

Kentucky geographically is and was a Southern State. The Union soldiers from Kentucky called themselves Southern Unionist. They never considered themselves as Northerners, but Unionist. Their diaries and letters makes this very clear. They did not like or use the term "Yankee" for themselves. (talk) 16:18, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Japanese American Veterans Association[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at WP:RSN#Japanese American Veterans Association. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 07:30, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Call for organizers: WLM US 2013 needs you[edit]

Hi, I wanted to invite you to help organize the 2013 Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest in the United States. Last year, over 22,000 files were uploaded (90% by new Wikipedia users) to illustrate articles about historic places in the United States. We need all the help we can get, so if you're interested in organizing the contest, please add your username at this page. If you have any questions, please don't post them here - place a new message on User talk:Mono. Thanks, Mono 15:13, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Religion of Founding Fathers[edit]

There has been an editor recently who has been going around to multiple biography articles on prominent American founding fathers and changing their religious affiliation to Deism in the infoboxes, and adding Category:American deists. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] My understanding is that this is only partially correct: They could be considered deists in the sense that they submitted religion to rational analysis, but were not deists in the sense that they rejected the idea of divine intervention. Anyway, I have reverted or tried to correct these edits on several articles, but it keeps getting added back. I would appreciate any input from people more familiar with the subject. (I will also invite the editor in question to comment here.) ~Adjwilley (talk) 18:03, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Firstly i did not "change" their affiliation. I added to it. You seem to have the impression that people can only 1 religious belief. This is false. Pass a Method talk 18:22, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
For example this source states that Christians mix new age and Eastern beliefs with Christian ones. I can find many more such sources, including for other religions. Pass a Method talk 18:25, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Of course people can believe in more than one thing, which is one of the points I was trying to make above. These men were members of religions, but also believed in some tenets of deism. Whether or not this makes them deists can be debated, and there will undoubtedly be sources arguing both sides. But when you edit articles like Hugh Williamson (a Presbyterian who some call a deist) and Cornelius Harnett (an Episcopalian who some call a deist) and categorize both as deists without further qualification or mentioning the Episcopalianism or Presbyterianism, this becomes a problem in my view. ~Adjwilley (talk) 18:39, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Your point would be valid if i worded the additions in an exclusive/restricted nature. But i did not. I purposefully worded the additions in a loose and unlimited manner. For example, i could have said "so and so was a deist" or "so and so adhered to deism". Instead i said "so and so said he was a deist" or "so and so described him as a deist", thus leaving open the possiblity of another belief system. Hence i thnk your concerns are invalid per WP:VERIFIABILITY. Pass a Method talk 19:00, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
A number of scholars have done extensive research on the question of Hamilton's religion-- as a young man he did have many deist characteristics, but seems to have fewer of them as he aged. Citations on this difficult issue should be limited to solid reliable sources that demonstrate a full knowledge of the scholarly literature. Hamilton never called himself a deist. Rjensen (talk) 20:03, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

List of people on United States banknotes[edit]

This FLC highlights 53 people famous in American history. Any comments/reviews would be welcome. Thank you in advance.--Godot13 (talk) 18:44, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

RM:Tariff of 1828 → Tariff of Abominations[edit]

Horrible Histories[edit]

Hi. We're having a discussion on the fate of Horrible Histories TV show at: Horrible Histories (2009 TV series)#Moving on. As a relevant Wikiproject, we would greatly appreciate it if you would voice your opinion on the talk page, or to have a crack at editing and improving it. Thankyou for your time. :)--Coin945 (talk) 13:22, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Discussion to remove the Automatically assessed logic from the WikiProject United States template[edit]

Greetings, there is a discussion regarding removal of the logic used to populate Automatically assessed article categories from Template:WikiProject United States. Most of the categories (over 220 Wikipedia wide) were deleted in February 2013 because they were empty. These categories were previously populated by a bot that hasn't run since 2011 and the categories aren't used. Removal of this uneeded/unused logic will greatly reduce the size and complexity of the WikiProject United States template. Any comments or questions are encouraged here. Kumioko (talk) 18:51, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Lest there is any confusion for people who don't speak the same language, the words "logic used to populate Automatically assessed article categories" refer to the feature that was supposed to allow this WikiProject's template to "inherit" class and importance ratings from other WikiProjects. Kumioko says that there are no longer any bots performing the function that formerly copied those ratings. --Orlady (talk) 23:35, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/freedmans village[edit]

Dear historians: The above interesting article will soon be deleted as an old draft. Is anyone interested in improving it? —Anne Delong (talk) 16:34, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

@Anne Delong: I boldly userfied this under my user page as I intend to work on it. I nominated the remaining redirects for speedy deletion. Please advise if this is an issue. Chris Troutman (talk) 06:54, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Pre-Industrial Linen Industry of Londonderry, New Hampshire, USA[edit]

Dear historians: This article is about to be deleted as a stale draft. It was declined at Afc as not having reliable sources. Most of the sources are offline. Can anyone here tell if they support the information in the article? —Anne Delong (talk) 06:34, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Bayard Wilkeson[edit]

Dear historians: This old abandoned draft submission is about to be deleted unless someone takes an interest in it. Is this a notable topic, worth rescuing, or should it be let go? —Anne Delong (talk) 06:01, 13 December 2013 (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) 21:08, 21 February 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 United States History 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) 03:29, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Milo Reno[edit]

Dear history experts: Here's an old abandoned Afc submission that appears to be about a notable historical figure. Should this be improved and added to the encyclopedia instead of being deleted as a stale draft? —Anne Delong (talk) 17:53, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I'll work on this draft from here. Chris Troutman (talk) 06:14, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Chris. I was hoping someone would rescue this one. —Anne Delong (talk) 07:55, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles related to LGBT history may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 19:12, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Project activity[edit]

I am confused so someone please help me out. I have been very active (I believe anyway) in not only creating articles related to history but editing them also. I have a full time job, working 67 hours this week, yet I still took time to research and start articles. History, or the project, is not semi dead to me but then I haven't had the time, nor do I really know how, to check all the activity out. For instance; I do not know what terminology "semi" means in the world of Wikipedia. Just the fact that "I" feel I have been far more than "semi" active, would make me want to remove the tag, I would like to know some criteria to understand the meaning of the tag.

  • I actually came here because I started the article The Lacassane Company that needs a template (and looked over) and I have to get up early. I would be more "active" but the "light"(house) project set me back by renaming (some screwed up convention) articles against all that could be right with Wikipedia (like common name, historical name, both sometimes) so I stopped for a while. I have a lot of researched work but will not work on articles that are named wrong by "consensus". That is another story and I haven't had the time to look for a way to stop it.
  • I drive a semi, am semi- tired, and would like to do more than semi- sleep, especially since I am semi- active. Alright then: that is enough on being "semi" so have a semi-good night. Otr500 (talk) 03:56, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject United States History at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film

• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.

• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.

• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____

• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost

The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014

For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:

Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 12:35, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/American Civil War Sesquicentennial 2011-2015[edit]

Dear American History experts: This old AfC submission was declined because the topic already exists at Commemoration of the American Civil War. It will be deleted shortly as a stale draft. Is there room for an article about this specific commemoration, and, if not, is there material that should be incorporated into the general article before the draft disappears? —Anne Delong (talk) 14:57, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/1934 Seattle Longshoremen Strike[edit]

Hello American history experts. Is the above AfC draft about the same topic as 1934 West Coast waterfront strike, or is this a topic for a separate article? If it's the same, is there anything that should be merged from the draft into the existing article? —Anne Delong (talk) 18:22, 27 August 2014 (UTC)


Could you comment on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Benjamin Harrison VI? Appreciated, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 18:12, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

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Expert attention[edit]

This is a notice about Category:United States History articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 21:35, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Emmett J. Scott[edit]

Dear historians: Here's an interesting old draft about an American history topic. Unfortunately, it's unsourced, and will soon be deleted unless someone takes an interest in it. Any takers? —Anne Delong (talk) 13:39, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

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