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The Department for Communities and Local Government is considering a proposal by Somerset County Council to change Somerset's administrative structure by abolishing the five districts to create a Somerset unitary authority. The changes are planned to be implemented no later than 1 April2009. However, support for the county council's bid is not guaranteed and opposition among the district council and local population is strong, with 82% of people responding to a referendum organized by the five district councils rejecting the proposals.
This portal has now been upgraded to randomly select articles, pictures, DYKs, biographies and locations each time the page has loaded. Suggestions or comments about further development and particularly any other pictures which could be included would be great.— Rodtalk 14:33, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
I have recently developed this portal to include randomly selected components. Statistics: 34 Selected articles, all FA or GA, 12 Selected biographies, all FA, GA or B, 9 Selected pictures, 89 DYK hooks, most with free-use images, 22 Selected Settlements all FA or GA. Looking for any feedback/comments prior to WP:FPORTC. Thanks, — Rodtalk 21:07, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
My major concern, which I have to acknowledge may be only a personal opinion, is that it might be a bit long vertically. I'm not sure that the "recognized content" section in particular is really something that we would want to maintain, particularly because it would need to be updated presumably every time an article were promoted or demoted. I have some reservations about the navboxes at the end as well. But in terms of the more generally encountered sections of the portal, I can't see any real reservations there. John Carter (talk) 18:55, 21 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the comment. I based this on Portal:Law of England and Wales (a current FP candidate) which has nearly as many sections. The recognised content is updated by a bot every few weeks. I could loose the navboxes if that would help, but they should should present collapsed so don't add much to the length. What would you suggest is removed?— Rodtalk 19:02, 21 November 2010 (UTC)
As there have been no further comments, I'll close this & nominate for featured portal.— Rodtalk 11:29, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
The portal intro says that the earliest period of occupation was in the Neolithic (New Stone Age) period, but here it says that Somerset was occupied in the Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) period. Should this be changed? Reaper Eternal (talk) 04:00, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
Well spotted - I've changed it in the introductory paragraph.— Rodtalk 14:50, 30 December 2010 (UTC)