Portal talk:Politics

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Date Process Result
December 23, 2005 Featured portal candidate Not promoted
June 7, 2006 Featured portal candidate Promoted
Current status: Featured portal
WikiProject Politics (Rated Portal-class)
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Failure to maintain[edit]

The portal currently fails to meet the required standards of the Featured portal criteria, in particular 1(d) (well-maintained). "Featured portals that require maintenance and are not updated for three or more months are summarily demoted." I see the following problems:

  1. The "selected picture" for September is a redlink, as it was in August, July and June
  2. The "selected article" has been Initiative since October 2008
  3. The "selected biography" has been Geert Wilders since November 2009
  4. The "selected quote" has been one of Wilders' utterances (remarkable variety in the portal, don't you think?) since December 2009

I will leave messages at the portal's associated WikiProjects and see whether there are any improvements quickly, otherwise a visit to Featured Portal Review looms... It would probably be a good idea to have a look at some of the recent Featured Portals to see how to use a system of random subpages so that manual or monthly updates are no longer necessary. BencherliteTalk 12:28, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Agreed, It needs a FPR. JJ98 (Talk) 17:31, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Is there a name for an election where a single party gains every avalable seat? Unopposed party? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:24, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Why is progressivm not mentioned here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:33, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Lack of Consistency with Democracy[edit]

The Democracy page notes several forms of Democracy, yet almost non of those are noted sub lists of Democracy on the list of Governments bar on the side (linking to the politics portal). To me, it seems that this lack of congruence could be problematic. Sovereignlance (talk) 05:57, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

750th anniversary of De Montfort's Parliament[edit]

20th January 2015 is the 750th anniversary of the first English Parliament.[1] However the article De Montfort's Parliament is not eligible for Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/January 20 because it's tagged with refimprove. Would anyone be able to help clean this up?

The BBC [2] 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) 09:30, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

The article is being improved and is selected for the January 20th anniversary. Whizz40 (talk) 20:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

List of political parties by region - far too specific[edit]

Hello, I have noticed that the list of political parties has been divided into continents and even more arbitrary regions of continents. The problem is that ll the sata can fit on one page which would also allow comparing political systems, unlike it is now. Can someone delete this pages and collate them, please? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:17, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Adding media commentary to BLPs of politicians[edit]

Please see the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Biographies of living persons#Adding media commentary to BLPs of politicians. I have asked for guidance on how much media commentary should be added to the pages of politicians, noting that it varies widely. Please discuss there. Absolutelypuremilk (talk) 10:20, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

@Absolutelypuremilk: This talk page is mainly for discussing the portal. You will reach more editors if you post at the Wikiproject, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Politics. -- John of Reading (talk) 11:21, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks I have added it there Absolutelypuremilk (talk) 16:17, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Related Portals - questionable content[edit]

What defines the related portals? How is Portal:Presidency of the Philippines anymore related than any other country specific portal? Situphobos (talk) 12:21, 10 July 2016 (UTC)