Template talk:WikiProject California

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WikiProject California (Rated Template-class)
WikiProject iconThis template is within the scope of WikiProject California, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the U.S. state of California on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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Edit request[edit]

Please change the banner and short all the task forces alphabetically, including some portals that I've added for each task forces of WP:CAL and add a new infobox, unref, comments and mapneeded parameters which I've added some myself from the sandbox. Thanks. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 03:44, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Done Dabomb87 (talk) 15:16, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

California State University task force[edit]

Please add the California State University task force. Thanks. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 19:38, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

 Done -- WOSlinker (talk) 13:27, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Typo[edit]

Please correct the typo at note 3: selected article, where it says "archivess" and it should be only "archives". Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 05:44, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Done --Redrose64 (talk) 14:18, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 16 February 2019[edit]

Please replace the only instance of "Flag of Los Angeles, California.svg" with "LA Area Task Force Logo.svg". That is the correct logo. Pbroks13 (talk) 06:04, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. Please link to a discussion. – Jonesey95 (talk) 06:39, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
@Jonesey95: The consensus has clearly already been made, as Wikipedia:WikiProject California/Los Angeles area task force uses File:LA Area Task Force Logo.svg as their logo, and not File:Flag of Los Angeles, California.svg. Pbroks13 (talk) 13:54, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
A brief discussion on the task force's talk page will suffice. Template editors are responsible for any edits they make to templates, and since we sometimes don't know anything about the background of the request, explicit consensus helps us feel comfortable making these edits. Thanks. – Jonesey95 (talk) 14:23, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Pinging BeenAroundAWhile, who made the change from the flag to the logo on the task force page. Perhaps they know of a discussion that led to the change. – Jonesey95 (talk) 14:25, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
I came here to examine and possibly execute this edit request, too, but I don't think this is a good idea, on the merits, regardless whether some wikiproject taskforce people thought it was. What graphics the sub-wikiproject wants to put on its page for decorative purposes is a distinct matter from what is useful to reader-editors in a talk page banner. The latter needs to be a recognizable identifier (something from the real world) that is at least potentially meaningful to people who are not already in the project and taskforce, otherwise it's just meaningless visual noise to them (see MOS:ICONS). A made-up logo can never serve that purpose.

Wikiproject banners on talk pages are not about "branding" (see WP:NOT#WEBHOST) for particular groups of topic-focused editors. They're about article quality assessment, where to seek further input to resolve topically-specific editing concerns, and properly categorizing the page for various tracking and maintenance purposes. (Although writing about a different kind of issue, WhatamIdoing pegged this in a WP:ARCA case back in 2013 [1].) Fake flags don't help the wikiproject banner do its job any better, and instead impede the ability of non-insiders to figure out what the project tag's lines and classifications are and what they're for.
 — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  21:30, 17 February 2019 (UTC)