Wikipedia talk:WikiProject University of Houston

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I am new to Wikipedia. I have some pics that I took of the law school. I notice y'all said you need some. What do I do to upload them? MC Lewis 08:45, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia, and thanks for volunteering your photos! The best practice for uploading images is to head to the Wikimedia Commons, sign up for an account there, and upload the images there. This will allow us to use the images here on Wikipedia as well. If you don't want to sign up for a Wikimedia Commons account, you can also simply upload the images on Wikipedia as well. Either way, here's how you can do it:
  1. While signed into your Wikipedia account, click this link to open the upload file page for your own work on Wikipedia or this link if you choose to upload the file on Wikimedia Commons (remember you need to sign up for an account there first).
  2. In the "Source filename" area, click the "Choose file" button, and navigate to the proper spot on your computer.
  3. For the "Destination filename", make sure choose a descriptive name for the file like "UH Law Center.jpg"
  4. In the "Summary", you can put whatever information you'd like. Describe the photo, you may give yourself credit for taking it.
  5. In the "Licensing" area, choose a license that you like best. I recommend using the GFDL.
  6. Click the "Upload file" button. It will upload your photo.
  7. From here, click this link. You'll arrive at the proper page to post your photo.
  8. Click the "edit this page" tab on the top of the page, and place your image's link in the "Fulfilled requests" section's gallery.
Again, Thanks for helping out! You should join us a participant! Just add your name to the Participants section.
Brianreading 23:47, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Good Job + Great Work![edit]

Kudos to the UH WikiProject. We need dedicated students like you all who want to put our University of Houston in the best possible light.

Ebitnet (talk) 15:21, 6 February 2008 (UTC)


the endowment figure for UH is really off. I personally know its in between the 500-600 million range. (talk) 05:46, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

You'll need to cite a credible source for that. Original research can't be used in Wikipedia. Seeing as how the entire UH System endowment is $522 million, I can't see where you're getting that info. The current source for the endowment is from U.S. News & World Report. Brianreading (talk) 06:41, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
right, but how can its satellite campuses have more money than its flagship campus? makes no sense. Look at UT's page, it lists the system's endowment. (talk) 07:46, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
No other single university in the UH System has nearly the same endowment as the flagship campus. Think about it. UH has about half the endowment. The other schools in the UH system share the rest. It makes perfect sense to me. If the UT-Austin article is using the endowment for the entire system in its flagship university article this should be corrected, as it is flat out incorrect. Just because the UT-Austin article is wrong, doesn't mean the UH one should be also, right? Brianreading (talk) 09:09, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikimedia Chapter proposal: Wikimedia Texas[edit]

I wonder if anyone is interested in creating a Wikimedia chapter serving the state of Texas. See: meta:Talk:Wikimedia_chapters#Chapter_proposal_-_Wikimedia_Texas WhisperToMe (talk) 23:14, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme[edit]

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Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for University of Houston[edit]

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bayou bucket[edit]

--Coogru12 (talk) 21:21, 24 November 2008 (UTC)coogru12 I spoke with the athletic dept who sent me some pictures of the bayou bucket. I think a picture of the trophy would be appropriate. Would you like these images?

It would be excellent to use these images. I've been expanding the Bayou Bucket article. Did the athletic department agree to license them as free images, or are they still considered Non-free? They could still be possibly used even if they are non-free, but it would help to figure out how to approach this. Thanks for your help! Brianreading (talk) 22:34, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

RfC for WP:BOOSTER[edit]

There is a request for comment about whether or not WP:BOOSTER documents a standard consensus and good practice that all editors and school/college/university articles should follow as an official policy or guideline. Madcoverboy (talk) 19:33, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

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UH Early education lab school closing[edit]

Hi! I'm not sure where to put this, but the UH Early Education lab school is closing: WhisperToMe (talk) 13:26, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I was aware of that too. Since we didn't put anything about the school on Wikipedia, I guess we won't really need to update anything on account of the news. Brianreading (talk) 18:28, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Houston Press article[edit]

I found "Crisis on Cullen Boulevard." by Tim Fleck of the Houston Press. This could be used as a source for things about U of H. According to this the university system's offices were in the Entex Building, now the Total Plaza. WhisperToMe (talk) 03:33, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Articles from 1986 relating to naming controversies[edit]

Three Houston Chronicle articles from 1986 relating to the names of four universities in the UH System. Putting links to sources here so I won't forget to incorporate into articles in the future. —RJN (talk) 07:56, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Changed four of them to full citations so that, in case the URLS go dead, we still know which articles you are referring to. The other two Google links are broken WhisperToMe (talk) 18:47, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

University of Houston articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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US Collaboration reactivated & Portal:United States starting next[edit]

Casliber recently posted a suggestion on the talk page for WikiProject United States about getting the US Wikipedians Collaboration page going again in an effort to build up articles for GA through FA class. See Wikipedia:U.S. Wikipedians' notice board/USCOTM. After several days of work from him the page is up and ready for action. A few candidates have already been added for you to vote on or you can submit one using the directions provided. If you are looking for inspiration here is a link to the most commonly viewed articles currently under the scope of Wikiproject United States. There are tons of good articles in the various US related projects as well so feel free to submit any article relating to US topics (not just those under the scope of WPUS). This noticeboard is intended for ‘’’All’’’ editors working on US subjects, not just those under WPUS.

The next item I intend to start updating is Portal:United States if anyone is interested in helping. Again this is not specific to WPUS and any help would be greatly appreciated to maximize visibility of US topics. The foundation has already been established its just a matter of updating the content with some new images, biographies and articles. Please let leave a comment on the Portals talk page or let me know if you have any questions or ideas. --Kumioko (talk) 23:36, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Talk:Glass Mountain (journal)[edit]

Would someone from this project be so kind to check the priority rating given to this article? A newbie editor insists on rating it "High" importance which, frankly, I doubt is correct. However, I'm not too familiar with this project, so I'd appreciate a more informed opinion. Thanks. --Crusio (talk) 14:34, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Linking concerns in UH article[edit]

Interested parties, please see my comment at Talk:University of Houston#No link to Houston?. I'm concerned that there are too few links in the lead, as well as in the article body itself, resulting in an article that is very different (link-wise) from the vast majority of other U.S. university articles. See the links in the comment for much context... - dcljr (talk) 22:34, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Help Improve Texas Projects and Portals[edit]

This is an open invitation to anyone interested in helping to update the information on the various Texas projects and portals. The information is generally out-of-date, sometimes by years. Every little bit helps. Every small improvement adds to the larger whole. Together, we can get the Texas pages to look current and helpful to visitors.

These two Category links will take you to the various pages:

Anyone interested in improving the basic look and structure, could open a WP:RfC. Dialogue is good for the project.

These are areas I see could be improved, in addition to miscellaneous information on the portal and project pages:

  • Participant lists could be divided in to two separate lists: Active, and Inactive participants
  • Task lists that require monitoring, can be somewhat automated by replacing the individual topic items with category page links
  • Eliminate duplication of efforts. Inter-connect the like sections in different pages to a singular template.
As an example, I already updated the Open Tasks on WikiProject Texas, and the Things You Can Do on the Texas portal. These are exactly the same information, but point to two different templates. In a perfect world, these two pages would point to the same template, but they don't - possibly due to page formatting. I updated the templates they point to, so at least the individual items will point to Wiki links that would, in essence, make the list items self-updating. But it would be better if both pointed to only one template.

-Maile66 (talk) 19:39, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Discussion on WikiProject Texas regarding support by WikiProject United States[edit]

WikiProject University of Houston has been mentioned as being added to a list of projects being supported by WikiProject United States. You are invited to join the dialogue Here

-Maile66 (talk) 18:47, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
I am in favor WhisperToMe (talk) 03:36, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

New sources[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 03:36, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

GA review[edit] - Youreallycan 21:36, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Discussion on consolidating inactive and semi-active university WikiProjects[edit]

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College basketball team navigation template[edit]

Please join the discussion at the College Basketball Wikiproject for forming a consensus on the creation of a basic navigation template for college basketball teams. CrazyPaco (talk) 09:37, 20 November 2013 (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)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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