|WikiProject England||(Rated Portal-class)|
|The England Portal is a featured portal, which means it has been identified as one of the best portals on Wikipedia. If you see a way this portal can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, please feel free to contribute.|
|Current status: Featured portal|
|England matches a contents page in the 2008-9 Schools Wikipedia (the project page is at Schools Selection) and is intended for inclusion here . Please maintain high quality standards, and if possible stick to GFDL images. However, if you can improve the portal, please do so!|
- 1 England, a nation
- 2 England Flag being removed
- 3 To purge the cache
- 4 "did you know"
- 5 "Transport in" and "Geography of" categories
- 6 Selected bio
- 7 Copy editing
- 8 Category:English classical organists
- 9 Shortcut
- 10 Augustan literature
- 11 Selected Quotes
- 12 Month/Year Portal articles et al
- 13 Education
- 14 Featured??
- 15 Category:Market towns in England
- 16 Wiktionary - Wörterbuch
- 17 Prehistoric occupation
- 18 Portal:Channel Islands
- 19 750th anniversary of De Montfort's Parliament
England, a nation
England Flag being removed
I keep adding the England flag to the English Language page, but for some reason it keeps getting taken away! Why shouldn't the England flag be added to the page about the English language? Thank you! --Camaeron (talk) 14:47, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
To purge the cache
In order for edits to any of the boxes to become visible straight away, it is necessary to purge the cache. You do that by clicking this:
"did you know"
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"Transport in" and "Geography of" categories
I proposed that the "Transport in" categories e.g. Category:Transport in Kent should be placed within the relevant "Geography of" e.g. Category:Geography of Kent. Any objection? Fayenatic london (talk) 12:13, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
I think it would be a good idea to have a selected bio, I've seen it on a number of portals, and it might be a good idea to show off some promenant English people - it would obviously be as well as a selected bio and could be changed each month. The only problem is, we'll need one more thing to even the sections up, I'm currently thinking of what we could use. Ryan Postlethwaite 18:22, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
It might be a good idea to get a copy editor to look over upcoming articles before they appear. Several of the February set were riddled with typos or poor writing, which I've attempted to improve. Espresso Addict (talk) 15:36, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
- I've just checked back and the Selected Quote is now a red link: Portal:England/Selected Quote/03 2008. Is anyone still maintaining this portal? I think it would be better to have static content than red links in a featured portal. Espresso Addict (talk) 00:43, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
- Yes, I created it - but the link was wrong. Fixed. Qst (talk) 01:09, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
Category:English classical organists
- I don't understand. Which shortcut are you referring too? P:ENG and P:ENGLAND both redirect to this portal, and I can't say I know of any other existing ones. Qst (talk) 19:13, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Augustan literature has been nominated for a featured article review. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to featured quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, articles are moved onto the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article from featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Reviewers' concerns are here. —Mattisse (Talk) 21:46, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
I noticed this had not been updated for sometime; I added Portal:England/Selected Quotes/04 2009. I hope this is acceptable. A following quotation should be selected. Kbthompson (talk) 11:58, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
Month/Year Portal articles et al
I'm English, live in England, blah blah blah...I've designed one or two Portals, by now, but I'd like the designers/Project members to consider re-evaluating having to update the boxes every month!? I've just logged on to see loads missing on this months Portal due to lack of content! Are you Guys serious? This is an unsustainable concept! Their are other ways. One could redesign the Portal and it's sub's to make life a lot easier. I'm more than happy to help - if the motive is there.
I may be a local but to take on the nations portal and ALL it's 50-ish sub-portals is a hell of a lot of work guys. I'm hard working, but I say it as I see it. Wiki User 68 (talk) 22:00, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
- I put a several links into my site on 11+ news and corrected the figure on the List of grammar schools in England as it is so out of date it is ridiculous! It is 174 not 164. I also put details into each Local Authority page so that people would be able to get the latest details but I got these messages back:
- Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia. However, please do not add promotional material to articles or other Wikipedia pages, as you did to Buckinghamshire. Advertising and using Wikipedia as a "soapbox" is strongly discouraged. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about Wikipedia. Thank you. Plus e.g. additional sites Eleven Plus, Bexley, etc Tmol42 (talk) 11:54, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
- Please do not add inappropriate external links to Wikipedia, as you did to Calderdale. Wikipedia is not a collection of links, nor should it be used for advertising or promotion. Inappropriate links include (but are not limited to) links to personal web sites, links to web sites with which you are affiliated, and links that attract visitors to a web site or promote a product. See the external links guideline and spam guideline for further explanations. Since Wikipedia uses the nofollow attribute value, its external links are disregarded by some search engines, including Google. If you feel the link should be added to the article, please discuss it on the article's talk page rather than re-adding it. Thank you. - Pointillist (talk) 12:23, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
- Wiki needs updating on these details,it is incorrect, 10 schools have not been included. Rather than just removing the links they should have updated the pages.
- It is a shame as they could just have asked if I minded updating the pages, I spend at least an hour a day searching for 11+ News and spent a week creating the list of schools. Can somebody correct this number and details please.
Half of this portal is composed of red links, entire sections are broken. It should not be featured, I am afraid. --23:24, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Category:Market towns in England
Could someone explain to me what is the use of this category. Multiple articles have been deleted from their natural category Towns of.., and put in this unnatural subcat. Take for example Greater Manchester- town boundaries have moved- towns are now in Metropolitan Boroughs and the present settlement is a Town in .. , and as an interesting fact, a small part of it or neighbouring settlement had a medieval right. Take City of Rochester, in Medway, Ceremonial Kent. Rochester lost its city status in the last LG reorganisation-- so with it its market right-- and does anyone care about the market rights? Was there any discussion on the talk page? Can we have a mass reversion please --ClemRutter (talk) 19:30, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
- I must admit that I'm confused. Can someone explain the benefits and where the data is coming from? Victuallers (talk)
In each case Category:Towns in X is a parent of Category:Market towns in X, so each article is still within the larger parent category, albeit via a subcategory. I have no objection to the articles being categorised twice if that is what others think is the best structure. MRSC (talk) 13:11, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
- These Market Towns should also be allocated to Category:Towns in X as the subcat you have created for Market Towns is what WP:SUBCAT calls a distinguished category i.e. the subcategory which is not one of two or more subcategories that allow allocation of all the members of the parent category to their appropriate subcategory. I see you (MRSC) are already in mass revision mode, as suggested above, anyway. Tmol42 (talk) 18:14, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
- Wow. Now I hadn't heard about distinguished category before. Brilliant solution. --ClemRutter (talk) 18:57, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
- I've added the relevant original category Category:Towns in X to all of the articles in subcategories of Category:Market towns in England, so each article is now categorised twice within the structure. MRSC (talk) 09:58, 19 February 2010 (UTC)
Wiktionary - Wörterbuch
Das Wörterbuch von Wikipedia (Wiktionary) braucht Freiwilligers, die mit ihre Kenntnis das Wörterbuch verbessern können (Deutsch, Englisch, Spanisch, Französisch,...).
Sie sind dazu eingeladen!!!
- Wiktionary Deutsch
- Wiktionary Deutsch - Fremdsprachen —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:10, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
- According to Google translate that is:
- "The dictionary of Wikipedia (Wiktionary) needs volunteers who can improve their knowledge of the dictionary (English, German, Spanish, French,...).
- You are invited!"
- --JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 01:50, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
The portal states: "England has been settled by humans of various cultures for over 29,000 years". This is misleading on two counts. It suggests that there is significance in a figure of 29,000 years, but England has been periodically occupied by various species of homo for over 800,000 years and by modern humans for over 40,000 years (see Prehistoric Britain). It also implies continuous occupation for the last 29,000 years, whereas there were certainly no people during the Last Glacial Maximum 20,000 years ago, and very probably none during the Younger Dryas, a cold period 12,000 years ago. I would suggest: "England has been periodically occupied by various species of human for over 800,000 years, but continuous occupation dates to the end of the last ice age around 11,000 years ago." Dudley Miles (talk) 14:44, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
750th anniversary of De Montfort's Parliament
20th January 2015 is the 750th anniversary of the first English Parliament. The article De Montfort's Parliament is being improved and further contributions would be welcome and beneficial to work it towards GA.
The BBC  are planning a "Democracy Day" of live events, discussions and debate, produced in partnership with the Speaker’s Office of the House of Commons, including broadcasts from inside Westminster. Whizz40 (talk) 06:15, 16 January 2015 (UTC)