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July 12, 2011 Featured portal candidate Not promoted
October 17, 2011 Miscellanea for deletion Kept
January 21, 2012 Featured portal candidate Promoted
Current status: Featured portal
edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Portal:Conservatism:
  • Obtain consensus for portal+project integration
  • Obtain consensus for dual Reagan portal configuration
  • Add 15 non-US DYKsLionel (talk) 08:18, 12 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Add 15 10 non-US mediaLionel (talk) 11:32, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Add non-US anniversariesLionel (talk) 01:23, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Add 8 non-US, conceptual, historical articlesLionel (talk) 04:55, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Replace Wikinews with WikiBooks in a scrollbox(opted for manual news instead)– Lionel (talk) 03:12, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Add Wikiquote
  • Eliminate full name & dates per WP:TFALionel (talk) 23:29, 12 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Add Burke's Reflections as a "special occasion" configuration for Nov. 1
  • Nominate for Featured Portal here
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Selected book for portal:Conservatism

For those of you following my exploits at Wikinews you know that my effort to setup a news feed for Portal:Conservatism was unsuccessful. I am not saying that there is any bias at Wikinews so please don't put words in my mouth.
This leaves us with a gaping hole where "In the news..." would've gone. So I had the brilliant (if I do say so myself) idea to add a section called "Selected book" where conservatism-related Wikibooks are displayed. We'll be the only portal with such a feature. What do you think? – Lionel (talk) 09:08, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Milton Balkany DYK[edit]

If it appeared on the Main Page then it is acceptable for our portal. Right? That said, we now have a much better selection of DYKs and I agree that it should be replaced. That said, it's one thing for a drive-by user to delete portal content, and leave an ugly red link and a gaping hole where something should go. They aren't embarrassed. They aren't part of a group of editors who are trying to put their best foot forward. It doesn't matter to them that this portal is representative, a reflection of the group to which they belong. They don't take pride in the portal because they have no investment, no sense of solidarity.

I expect more from a member of WikiProject Conservatism. This portal is our public face. This portal is under our stewardship. If you're too busy to properly fix the portal, then at least tell someone you're pulling a drive-by. – Lionel (talk) 23:51, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Cold War[edit]

Why is Cold War listed as a selected article? The fact that conservative politicians were in charge of major countries for part of it doesn't mean it falls under the scope of this portal. Hut 8.5 09:22, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Conflict with communism is a characteristic of conservatism.– Lionel (talk) 10:26, 12 October 2011 (UTC)
Good point! The opposite was the love Progressive/Liberal/Democrats had for USSR/communism. (Many examples) —— Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 04:10, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Selected articles[edit]

We've run out of non-American FA and GA articles to add as Selected articles. I propose expanding, temporarily, the critieria to include B-class Top-importance articles. These will be replaced as more articles are promoted to FA and GA. This complies with the guideline. – Lionel (talk) 00:06, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

OK. Enough "non-American" selected articles have been added to placate the Featured Portal people. Let's reinstate the requirement of FA and GA articles, and let's try to replace the Bs with FAs and GAs as opportunities present, making sure that "American" articles don't prevail. – Lionel (talk) 01:54, 8 November 2011 (UTC)


Having been alerted to this page by a few things coming across my watchlist, it should be noted that articles 18 and 28 are the same.--Wehwalt (talk) 15:32, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. – Lionel (talk) 01:49, 8 November 2011 (UTC)


The expansion of the portal to support random quotes to the portal has begun. Add your favorite quote here: Portal:Conservatism/Selected quote. – Lionel (talk) 23:35, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

The wrong colour blue[edit]

The wrong colour blue is being used in the flag here, see here. --Kleinzach 00:55, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Lightened the shade a bit.– Lionel (talk) 01:47, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Very, very nice[edit]

Really nice. Edmund Burke, Alan Keyes, simply well done.Mzk1 (talk) 21:37, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you Mzk1! If you don't mind, perhaps you could repeat your comment at [1]. It would be appreciated. – Lionel (talk) 09:21, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
This article is fantastic! It is such good reading. I went to the link just given and it says 'discussion over—don't add.' Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 14:12, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
Thank you Charles, TTFN – Lionel (talk) 23:01, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
FYI, I take daily notes on Conservatism: [2]Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 10:13, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
Not a bad job for a portal. JJ98 (Talk / Contribs) 00:08, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

Read my lips: no new taxes FAR[edit]

I have nominated Read my lips: no new taxes for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. -- Peter Talk page 17:35, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

The article needs citations. Newfoundlander&Labradorian (talk) 23:15, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

socialism is conservatism, really?[edit]

i suggest we remove State Socialism from this portal without objection. Darkstar1st (talk) 21:56, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

What about 'Fascism' ? I do a search for fascism and see it listed along side 'socialism'. Take them both out. — Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 05:18, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
State Socialism refers to policies persued by Otto von Bismarck's German Conservative Party. They did not call it that, it was a liberal slur, but became the most commonly used name. Not to be confused with state socialism. TFD (talk) 16:08, 8 August 2012 (UTC)


I've added this portal-WP-page to the 'See also' section of the 2012 Republican race, FYI — so make it great.

RE: Republican_Party_presidential_primaries,_2012#See_alsoCharles Edwin Shipp (talk) 05:26, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
Way to go! – Lionel (talk) 07:45, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Keep up the Good Work[edit]

Currently, this portal is listed with 'Featured Content' on the Wikipedia main page, left panel. Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 14:23, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

FYI, I put the Conservative portal link into the Rick Santorum page (at the bottom for his new business venture.) Check it out at Rick_Santorum#Business_ventures. Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 20:57, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

So, you guys put your Portal up under the Philosophy and thinking category, whilst every other political-ideology is in Social sciences and society. Make it stick out more for featured-status? If anything, Socialism should join you — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:14, 5 August 2013 (UTC)


Portal:Conservatism/News/Wikinews has been deactivated and will not be updated by bot. The source page specified in the configuration does not exist at enwikinews. Please see Deactivating due to improper User:JJMC89 bot/tasks/5 for proper configuration. — JJMC89(T·C) 03:48, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

Out of date portal[edit]

The news section (as explained above), and the "Selected anniversaries" sections, at least, are out of date. Something should be done about those sections (possibly even remove them) because this problem does not make the portal look good. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:47, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

The portal has been inactive for years. TFD (talk) 21:54, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
I'm not very familiar with portals, but shouldn't something be done about this? --1990'sguy (talk) 22:40, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
You can fix it, if you like. We have several moribund WikiProjects and that they're not active isn't an issue that must be fixed, though. Chris Troutman (talk) 22:48, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
This portal was a stupid idea to begin with. The objective was to support right-wing U.S. politicians and had nothing to do with conservatism. Now that the founders have grown older and lost interest it might be best to delete. TFD (talk) 05:07, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

Discussion at Template talk:Conservatism SP#Location of banner[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Template talk:Conservatism SP#Location of banner. Graham (talk) 18:57, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

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