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Welcome, Louisiana[edit]

Hi! There are 2 communities name Welcome in St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes in Louisiana with the community in St James Parish being a CDP. My apologies for any problems or confusion. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 12:35, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

GNIS ID: Welcome, Louisiana in St. James Parish-1628458 and Welcome in St. John the Baptist Parish-1629338. Also Welcome, Louisiana in St. James Parish as a CDP also has GNIS-2583552-Many Thanks-RFD (talk) 13:13, 31 December 2016 (UTC)
I created both, but I left the one in St. James Parish as the primary topic; it's a CDP, while the other one isn't even included on parish highway maps. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 16:05, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Big Stone County, Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Artichoke, Minnesota, Big Stone Colony, Minnesota, Bonanza Grove, Minnesota, Lagoona Beach, Minnesota in Big Stone County, Minnesota need info boxes; also Cashtown, Minnesota in Big Stone County is in the city of Ortonville, Minnesota and I did a redirect with that. Happy New Year and many thanks for your work with Wikipedia! RFD (talk) 14:12, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi Haydenville, Minnesota also needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 21:27, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Cerro Gordo, Minnesota, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, providence, Minnesota, Rosen, Minnesota in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota needs info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 12:26, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Burr, Minnesota, Lorne, Minnesota, Normania, Minnesota, Spring Creek, Minnesota need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 18:41, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Traverse County, Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Boisberg, Minnesota, Charlesville, Minnesota, Collis, Minnesota, Dakomin, Minnesota need info boxes. One concern I had to add the unincorporated communities in Minnesota category to the Boisberg and Collis articles; I am not sure why this has been omitted in the first place. This was in other articles I had worked on that had to be addedon-many thanks as always-RFD (talk) 13:11, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Also Charlesville, Maryland and Charlesville, Pennsylvania need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 18:33, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Communities-[edit]

Hi-Thorsborg, Minnesota, Lorne, Virginia, Wightmans Corner, Rhode Island, Wightmans Grove, Ohio, Wightman, Iowa, Wightman, Virginia needs info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 18:42, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Great minds and all[edit]

Dudeman has pointed out to me that both you and I have offered to take over NationalRegisterBot. I opened a discussion on the subject with the bot gods here. I'm wondering if it would be a Good Thing to have it have more than one (at least somewhat) active operator. I'm agnostic on the subject of who runs it, but think that it should be run by Somebody, and am willing (unlike this user) to step in. Magic♪piano 19:58, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

I commented there; I think it's a good idea to have more than one active operator, but you should probably be the primary operator since I've been working on a lot of non-NRHP stuff lately. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 01:10, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
I've gotten a run of the bot finished, without apparent problem. Dudeman has listed you on the bot's userpage as an operator. I'm going to start looking at the code with an eye toward having it report who the operator is for a given run. Magic♪piano 03:13, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
Great! He gave me the info for the bot too, though I haven't logged in since I noticed you were running it earlier. I should probably hold off on doing anything with it until the code is sorted out, though... TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 04:13, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Colusa Illinois[edit]

Sorry, I was just trying to make the entry reflect what Colusa is like and was like. Fill out the history. I don't know what you mean by constructive, it was just meant to give a little bit more information about the place. Like, if you wanted a dog, maybe you would know where you might look if you lived around there (although they sell/procure nation wide), or wanted to go to a small town little church, or if you wondered about what was available there now, or what it had had available before shrinking. When my great grandparents were there it had a train station, a couple of barber shops, dry goods store, all sorts of stuff. Sorry, I guess I just figured that was what Wikipedia was for, to give people information about places. Of course, I don't know if you meant you undid the whole thing, or just a bit of it, re what's actually in/was in the town.

Just on that note, can we put up stuff from before we were alive, from our grandparents/great grandparents time/memoriesG.morgan (talk) 05:33, 9 January 2017 (UTC)?05:33, 9 January 2017 (UTC)G.morgan (talk)Gay<ref>I live there</ref>

Murray County, Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Current Lake, Minnesota, Lowville, Minnesota, Owanka, Minnesota needs info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 14:25, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Watonwan County, Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Echols, Minnesota, South Branch, Minnesota, Sveadahl, Minnesota, Tenmile Corner, Minnesota need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 14:05, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Martin County, Minnesota[edit]

Hi-East Chain, Minnesota, Fox Lake, Minnesota, Imogene, Minnesota, Nashville Center, Minnesota, Wilbert, Minnesota need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 16:55, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Lincoln County, Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Verdi, Minnesota needs an info box. Wilno, Minnesota has an info box and need a map-many thanksRFD (talk) 18:01, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Kanabec County, Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Grass Lake, Minnesota needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 13:52, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Kandiyohi County, Minnesota[edit]

Hi Norway Lake, Minnesota, Svea, Minnesota need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 19:35, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Also Svea, Florida needs info box many thanks-RFD (talk) 19:54, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Pipestone County, Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Diamond Corner, Minnesota needs an info box. Also Airlie, Minnesota, Cazenovia, Minnesota, and Cresson, Minnesota need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 13:44, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

The GNIS has been down since last night; I'm assuming it's regular maintenance and I just didn't see the notice. I'll get those when it goes back up. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 21:45, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Bad Seed Rising[edit]

Hello, I was going to create an article for Bad Seed Rising, a band that had their song in Melissa McCarthy's "Spy" movie, among other things. I see you deleted a previous incarnation of that page for "not credibly indicate the importance or significance of the subject". I was wondering what was wrong with that page (I didn't see what was deleted), and what it takes for the article to pass the criteria. Thanks! Nerfer (talk) 04:43, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Bot help[edit]

Dudemanfellabra tells me that you're doing oversight for NationalRegisterBot. Do you have experience with bot programming, and if so, could you try to help with something? WP:BOTR#Copy_coordinates_from_lists_to_articles; I'll run it by WT:NRHP if someone thinks they can help, but I'm not bothering with a project discussion unless I know that someone is willing to try, since it would be annoying to have project approval and then find that nobody's interested in helping. Nyttend (talk) 01:41, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Churchill, Chippewa County, Minnesota, Churchill, Renville County, Minnesota-info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 14:18, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma[edit]

Hi-Nogo, Arkansas, Nogo, Missouri. Foreman, Oklahoma, Redland, Oklahoma need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 21:03, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Reliance, Delaware; Reliance, Maryland[edit]

Hi-you may want to look at the Reliance, Delaware and Reliance, Maryland article; the GNIS mention Reliance is in Delaware and Maryland. The 2 articles may need to be rewritten-many thanks-RFD (talk) 00:38, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

I left a note with the creator of the Delaware one, since that came later, to make sure these aren't treated separately by locals or something. If not I'll go ahead and merge them. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 04:18, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank You-RFD (talk) 16:22, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

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Bellevue, Louisiana[edit]

Hi-Bellevue, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, Bellevue, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, Bellevue, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, Bellevue, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 20:11, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

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North Carolina[edit]

Hi-Moltonville, North Carolina article needs infobox; GNIS is functioning again-many thanks-RFD (talk) 19:06, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Champaign County Historical Museum[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Champaign County Historical Museum requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G12 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page appears to be an unambiguous copyright infringement. This page appears to be a direct copy from http://www.champaigncountyhistory.org/about. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted. You may use external websites or other printed material as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. This part is crucial: say it in your own words. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.

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@Flat Out: this seems to be Twinkle's mistake as much as yours, but still, be careful with who these templates go to. I created a redirect that someone else later turned into the article you tagged, so not only did you just awkwardly template an admin about someone else's article, the actual creator didn't get the warning. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 00:16, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up @TheCatalyst31:, very careless on my part. I'll fix this immediately Flat Out (talk) 00:20, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Arizona-Maryland-Delaware[edit]

Hi-I notice in your census-designated places section from Arizona that there are many blue links; however, I am reluctant to removed many of the blue links because info boxes are needed and also the Arizona state templates. Also are you still planning to merge the Reliance, Delaware and Reliance, Maryland articles. The reason I am bringing this to your attention is that between February 17 and February 21, 2017, the GNIS will be out of service because of maintenance. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 16:36, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

I added the Arizona template to the talk pages of the Arizona CDP articles that have the blue links completed. I hope this is helpful-many thanks-RFD (talk) 16:58, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for reminding me about Reliance; I just merged those. The Arizona ones are on my radar, and I'll take care of them when I work my way through Arizona as I finish up the rest of the missing CDPs. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 00:46, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Schechs Mill, Minnesota needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 21:39, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Houston County, Minnesota/GNIS[edit]

Hi-Perkins, Minnesota, Newhouse, Minnesota, South Ridge, Minnesota needs info boxes; the GNIS database will be dome from February 17 to February 21, 2017 for maintenance-many thanks-RFD (talk) 21:16, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

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Illinois[edit]

Hi-the GNIS is back on; Parkland, Illinois needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 19:58, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

CDP-Arizona[edit]

Hi- the articles of the remaining CDPs in Arizona are completed. I added the Arizona templates to the remaining articles. You will need to check the articles before the blue links are remove-some articles do not have maps or info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 14:40, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Finally done with these! They should all be good now. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 19:33, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

CDP-Maryland[edit]

Hi-and the remaining CDPs in Maryland have been completed and are now blue links-I added the Maryland template to the remaining articles- Many thanks-RFD (talk) 14:48, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

I fixed up a few of the preexisting articles, but all of the new ones look good. Thanks for the update. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 21:05, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Gostyn, Illinois[edit]

Hi-would you please take a look at the Gostyn, Illinois article? The GNIS is wrong-RFD (talk) 17:47, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

I took out the GNIS ID (and the other info that was obviously copied from Eola, Illinois), but Gostyn isn't actually in the GNIS so I couldn't replace it. The other references check out though, so it doesn't look like a hoax. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 18:35, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks-one question; is Gostyn, Illinois a neighborhood of Downers Grove, Illinois?-RFD (talk) 19:10, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
It's certainly within its corporate limits; there's not any unincorporated space left between Downers Grove and Westmont. I'm not sure to what extent it's a neighborhood and to what extent it just no longer exists, though. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 19:16, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Winona County, Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Crystal Spring, Minnesota, Hart, Minnesota, New Hartford, Minnesota, Oakridge, Minnesota, Whitman, Minnesota need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 18:42, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Waseca County, Minnesota-[edit]

Hi-Lake Elysian, Minnesota, Vista, Minnesota need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 18:27, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Gilman, Vermont[edit]

Hi-Gilman, Vermont needs an info box; Essex County, Vermont has a unique local government system and I am not sure how the community will fit in the Essex County, Vermont template-many thanks-RFD (talk) 13:01, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

I added it to an "other communities" section, which a few other counties have and which seemed appropriate. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 00:44, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Unincorporated communities named Trump[edit]

Hi-Trump, Maryland, Trump, Ohio, Thumptown, Pennsylvania need info boxes; I was curious if the GNIS had any communities named Trump and this is what came up on the GNIS-many thanks-RFD (talk) 01:42, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Sigh... I write about small towns so I don't have to think about politics, dang it. I'll get to those, though... TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 04:55, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks for doing this-RFD (talk) 12:14, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Roseau County, Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Pencer, Minnesota, Skime, Minnesota need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 14:16, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Alabama, Kentucky[edit]

Hi-Pence, Alabama, Pence, Lewis County, Kentucky, Pence, Wolfe County, Kentucky need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 12:17, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

I'm starting to notice a trend here... Though I can give this one a pass, because it also reminded me of Pence Springs, West Virginia, which I visited many years ago and have good memories of. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 16:41, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
I checked the GNIS; there are no communities named Obama or Biden-just some schools and Biden Park in Delaware. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 17:20, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
I was inspired to check the same thing. (There are a ton named Clinton, though most of them already have articles.) TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 17:28, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Wadena County, Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Bluegrass, Minnesota and Huntersville, Minnesota need info boxes; the Esterdy, Minnesota article apparently is in the wrong county. The GNIS had the community in Wadena County not Cass County, Minnesota-many thanks-RFD (talk) 16:24, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

Esterdy is in Cass County; I added a map reference to confirm that. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 16:38, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Oylen, Minnesota article needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 01:20, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Florida-CDPs-Garcon Point, Florida[edit]

Hi-when you do the Florida CDPs-please take a look at Garcon Point, Florida; it was redirected to a peninsula in Florida with the same name; I changed the link to a red link Garcon Point (CDP), Florida; I am not sure if this is helpful-many thanks-RFD (talk) 20:04, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

@RFD: I finally got around to this. My initial instinct was to merge the two, but the CDP only takes up half the peninsula (and there's a different CDP on the other side) so I just made the CDP its own article at Garcon Point, Florida. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 03:09, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Bunde, Minnesota needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 01:49, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Chippewa County, Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Big Bend City, Minnesota, Gluek, Minnesota, Gracelock, Minnesota, Hagan, Minnesota, Louriston, Minnesota need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 15:52, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Renville County, Minnesota[edit]

Hi-Bechyn, Minnesota, Lakeside, Minnesota articles need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 12:38, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Jewell County, Kansas[edit]

Hi-Dentonia, Kansas,Ionia, Kansas, Lovewell, Kansas, Montrose, Kansas, North Branch, Kansas, Otego, Kansas, Wesley Center, Kansas needs info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 12:35, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Bloxham, Florida[edit]

Hi-one of the editors asked myself to start an article about Bloxham, Florida because of some photos that will be added; an info box is needed-many thanks-RFD (talk) 18:07, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Hidalgo County, Texas-McCook, Texas[edit]

Hi-there was a redirect for McCook, Texas involving a radio station KCAS, in Hidalgo County, Texas GNIS-1341163; I look at the Texas Hometown Locator for Hidalgo County, Texas and there are many, many small communities in the cities section of the Texas Hometown Locator for Hidalgo County. Because of that I decided not work on the McCook, Texas article. I am wondering why it was redirected to a radio station. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 17:17, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

McCook has an entry in the Handbook of Texas, so it's definitely a real place worth having an article about; I'll start one. No idea why it got redirected to a radio station, though the editor who created that redirect was recently banned for long-term content issues, so it was probably never a good redirect. (For what it's worth, I assume most of the many communities in Hidalgo County are colonias, which Texas border counties usually have a lot of.) TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 01:16, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Bloxham, Florida[edit]

Hi-I left a comment at User:Royalbroil's talk page thanking you for your kindness and help with the Bloxham, Florida article. You may want to look at the comment. It is under the Bloxham, Florida article thread. As always many thanks-RFD (talk) 09:35, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Salem Lakes, Wisconsin[edit]

Hi-in February 2017, the village of Salem Lakes, Wisconsin was formed from the town of Salem, Kenosha County, Wisconsin with its unincorporated communities. This will require some redirects/moves of several articles and a new info box-again many thanks-RFD (talk) 11:05, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

This one could be a pain to sort out. In addition to the merger of Salem and Silver Lake, right now the town of Salem includes two CDPs and three additional communities with post offices, and from the sources I found it seems like all of the constituent communities of Salem Lakes want to keep their own identities. This could be a case like Gary, West Virginia where we treat a group of places within an incorporated place almost like they're separate communities. It also doesn't help that the website for Salem Lakes isn't totally updated, so it's hard to find out exact details of how this will work. Part of me wants to wait and see, but then we'll have outdated info, so I'm not quite sure what to do. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 00:06, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Kornegay, North Carolina[edit]

Hi-Kornegay, North Carolina article needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 13:40, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Oak Grove, Florida[edit]

Hi-User: Royalbroil left a comment that User:Royalbroil took an photo of Oak Grove, Florida on Route 90 in Florida. I research this and I think this is Oak Grove, Gadsden County, Florida. There are several Oak Grove, Florida communities: Oak Grove, Sumter County, Florida, Oak Grove, Hardee County, Florida, Oak Grove, Gulf County, Florida, Oak Grove, Escambia County, Florida, Oak Grove, Okaloosa County, Florida that I also started and they need info boxes also. There was an community named Oak Grove in Hillsborough County, Florida which I did not started because I was not sure if it was located in the city of Hillsborough, Florida. I will let User:Royalbroil know about the articles-many thanks-RFD (talk) 19:31, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

I added the infoboxes (and the photo to the Gadsden County article). It looks like the Hillsborough County one is part of Tampa. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 02:54, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks to both of you for your help! Royalbroil 12:46, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Arkansas[edit]

Hi-Slaytonville, Arkansas needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 17:58, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Grenelefe, Florida[edit]

Hi-the Grenelefe, Florida article needs an info box; it is one of the CDPS-many thanks-RFD (talk) 11:41, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Alabama[edit]

Hi-the Fosheeton, Alabama article needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 15:46, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Red Level[edit]

Hi-Red Level, Florida, Red Level, Texas, Red Level, Montgomery County, Alabama, Red Level, Chambers County, Alabama needs info boxes; the other Red Level, Alabama is in Covington County, Alabama; for some reason this was redirected from Red Level, Covington County, Alabama and I am not sure why. I left the article as is-many thanks-RFD (talk) 11:35, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Darrah, Alabama[edit]

Hi-the Darrah, Alabama article needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 15:35, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi-I came across an article about Reduction, Pennsylvania which is up for sale; I started the article. However, I did not go into too much detail. I was concerned about plagiarism/close paraphrase. Again many thanks-RFD (talk) 20:24, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
Looks like the GNIS is down for maintenance again. I'll take care of those two when it's back up. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 01:55, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks-RFD (talk) 11:12, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
Hi-GNIS is back on-the Goforth, Texas article also needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 19:39, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

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Reduction, Pennsylvania-Thank You[edit]

Many thanks for helping with the Reduction, Pennsylvania article-RFD (talk) 22:15, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Your Florida articles[edit]

Thank you for writing articles about Florida. I feel your contributions are pretty signifigant. Congrulations! Keep it up! --Cass

Thanks! I don't usually write that much about Florida, but I'm working through some missing articles. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 22:47, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Mississippi[edit]

Hi-the Pluto, Mississippi article needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 14:26, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Help with Maritz, LLC article[edit]

Hello! On behalf of Maritz, LLC, I'm trying to update the company's Wikipedia article. I've submitted an edit request here and posted requests for help at WikiProject Companies, the Articles for Creation help desk, WikiProject United States, and the talk pages of several editors, but so far no one has responded to the edit request to add a corporate overview section and information about Maritz's current and former subsidiaries.

I've proposed text for the article here. I realize this request is a proposed article expansion, and not an Articles for Creation submission, but this major addition to the article is similar to an Articles for Creation review, so I'm reaching out to a few Articles for Creation participants, such as yourself, to see if someone will review the proposed addition for accuracy and neutrality. Is this something you might be able to help with? If you are not interested, that's okay, I'm just not sure where else to ask for help for the edit request I submitted over a month ago. Thanks! MadisonfromStanding (talk) 16:03, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Maryland[edit]

Hi-Kangaroo Beach, Maryland needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 13:45, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Pennsylvania[edit]

Hi-the West Valley, Pennsylvania article needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 23:05, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

Pennsylvania[edit]

Hi-the Truman, Pennsylvania article needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 12:43, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

User:Dudemanfellabra/AddCommonsCatLinks.js[edit]

I have been using the version you briefly edited in since I have had the "chrome problem" and it works 95% of the time. I only have problems when I have too many tabs open. Agathoclea (talk) 07:34, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

P.S. there should be no other difference: see my diff between the two versions Agathoclea (talk) 08:37, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
I have been too, and it's been working fine for me. The trouble is, when I applied that change to Dudemanfellabra's version, it was no longer working fine (as far as I can tell, this is because the script was loading before the content of the page, which would have been affected by the thing I changed). I really don't know why the two seem to be acting differently, unless it has something to do with the multi-register script loader being moved, but they sure seemed to be. (Of course, it probably doesn't help that I usually have a million tabs open...) TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 12:46, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
Funny effect: when I bookmark the pages where the script does not load, and then "open all bookmarks" I have an 80% chance of the script loading. Refreshing only works in about 20% of cases Agathoclea (talk) 09:03, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Many Thanks[edit]

Many Thanks for writing the Census-Designated Places articles!RFD (talk) 13:44, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Gilman, Vermont/Nyttend's Zip Code List[edit]

Hi-I added information about the post office/zip code to the Gilman, Vermont article; the citation about the PO in the Gilman, Vermont article needs to be fix; okay on Nyttend's Zip Code List, there are several bluelinks in the New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont sections that were redirect to other articles. There were also one or two articles that need info boxes. I left the blue links and they need to be corrected. I will let Nyttend know in case a response is needed, etc.-Many thanks-RFD (talk) 10:30, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

I fixed up the references in the Gilman article. As for the bluelinks in those other lists, the ones that are redirects should be left on there (since they're not actually articles yet); I'll let Nyttend decide what he wants to do about the ones without infoboxes, since it's his list. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 15:00, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
In New England and New York, it's common to redirect village names to towns, since that's the mode of thinking in the Northeast, but elsewhere separate communities should get separate articles; inappropriate redirects, e.g. redirecting "X, Pennsylvania" to "X Township, Y County, Pennsylvania", should stay on the list, since they're indeed not articles. The list is for tracking articles, not for tracking infoboxes; I don't see a reason to retain a link on the list if it goes to an article that lacks an infobox. Nyttend (talk) 22:48, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Wisconsin church[edit]

Thanks a lot! I used Google Maps to look along all the roads within several miles of Muscoda, and I couldn't find it; I can't explain how I missed one so close. Nyttend (talk) 23:14, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

North Carolina[edit]

Hi-the Barco, North Carolina article needs an an ifobox-many thanksRFD (talk) 14:55, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Alaska[edit]

Hi-Haycock, Alaska needs an info box; the GNIS described the community as being a mining camp and I not sure if it is unincorporated community, ghost town. The GNIS has more information that could be added. An Alaska territorial and state legislator William E. Beltz was born in Haycock. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 19:02, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Please use current banner template for WikiProject Kentucky[edit]

See here for an example. {{WikiProject Kentucky}} has been deprecated since 2011. By the way, thank you for adding all the Kentucky places. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 14:22, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

I'm aware of the template change; I use the old templates mainly because I can never keep track of which state projects are part of WPUS and which aren't. That being said, I don't want to waste any more of your time switching those (it's usually a bot that does it), so I'll use the WPUS template for the rest of the Kentucky places I'm working on. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 00:20, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Kentucky/Texas[edit]

Hi-Rooney, Kentucky, Rooneys Place, Texas articles need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 23:40, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

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Brewster County, Texas[edit]

Hi-the Altuda, Texas and the Rosenfeld, Texas articles need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 09:20, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Pennsylvania[edit]

Hi the McKinley, Elk County, Pennsylvania and the McKinley, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania articles need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 18:02, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Colorado[edit]

Hi-the Gooding, Colorado article needs an article-many thanks-RFD (talk) 15:22, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Maine, Pennsylvania[edit]

Hi-the East Troy, Maine and East Troy, Pennsylvania articles needs info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 10:27, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Missouri[edit]

Hi-the South Troy, Missouri article needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 23:21, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Hillery, Illinois[edit]

Hi-I added a GNIS citation to the Hillery, Illinois article and it needs to be added to the info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 20:25, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Ludington[edit]

Hi the Ludingtonville, New York, Ludington, Montana, and Ludington, Ohio articles need info boxes-many thanksRFD (talk) 18:01, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Virginia[edit]

Hi-the Snowflake, Virginia article needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 20:46, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

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Kekoskee, Wisconsin[edit]

Hi-the village of Kekoskee, Wisconsin is in the process of dissolving and being part of the town of Williamstown, Wisconsin It's The Beginning Of The End For Kekoskee Village I thought you might find this interesting-many thanks-RFD (talk) 15:37, 30 April 2017 (UTC) Also please see the Village of Salem Lakes, Wisconsin link Village of Salem Lakes a town and village merging in a new village. I am still not sure what to do with the articles dealing with the town of Salem in Kenosha County and the village of Silver Lake, Wisconsin-many thanks-RFD (talk) 15:46, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

That is interesting (and means we'll have to update the Kekoskee article at some point). Thanks for letting me know.
As for Salem Lakes, I'm still not quite sure what to merge where, though I'm inclined to create a new article about Salem Lakes and leave both of the preexisting articles with a note saying the place merged into Salem Lakes (and update the communities in the Town of Salem accordingly, of course). TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 15:50, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Pennsylvania[edit]

Hi-the Keating, Pennsylvania and Keating Summit, Pennsylvania articles need info boxes-many thanksRFD (talk) 22:40, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Alabama[edit]

Hi-the Trickem, Cleburne County, Alabama and Burntout, Alabama articles need info box; the communities were on a list of tornados of April 2017, the United States-many thanks-RFD (talk) 14:23, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Tennessee[edit]

Hi-the Sawdust, Tennessee article needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 17:36, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Alabama[edit]

Hi-the Gary Springs, Alabama article needs an info box; GNIS has a notice that it will be down from May 12 to May 15 for maintenance-many thanks-RFD (talk)

Fortson, Washington[edit]

Hi-the Fortson, Washington article needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 12:29, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Galena, Washington[edit]

Hi-the Galena, Washington article needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 13:10, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Done, but this reminded me of something I've been thinking about for a bit. There doesn't seem to be much left at Galena based on Google Maps (though the forest makes it hard to tell), and when I checked to see if I could verify its existence (or lack thereof) with a more recent source, all I found was a ghost town forum that vaguely suggested it no longer existed (though it wasn't anywhere close to verifiable or reliable). I suspect there are a lot of places like this that once existed but haven't for some time, yet are still considered active populated places by the GNIS because nobody's checking this stuff. (Another example, also from Washington: I recently finished reading Blue Highways, and at one point the author mentions that the towns of Moonax and McCredie were marked on his map but no longer existed, and he was mocked by locals for looking for them. Despite being gone by 1978, both places are still in the GNIS as extant populated places, the former under the name Moona.)
I of course think we should still have articles on former places, and I have a low standard for what counts as an extant community, but I'm not sure we should be relying on a database that's 35 years old and wasn't necessarily up-to-date at the time to prove communities still exist. I think we should at least cite a more recent source to prove places still exist if we're going to say they're current communities and not former ones. Of course, that still leaves a lot of articles that only cite the GNIS which we'd probably want to do something about. @Royalbroil and Nyttend: I feel like I've had conversations about this with both of you before, so I'm pulling you in if you have anything more to say about it. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 19:31, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
Would a state map from the state department of transportation be acceptable? I am not sure if the state DOT maps are up to date or not. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 19:53, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
I've said this to Ser Amantio di Nicolao somewhere, but I can't remember where, so I'll repeat myself instead of linking to it. I've become uncomfortable using the GNIS by itself as a source for communities, simply because they're sometimes out of date and sometimes misclassify places. For example, in the county where I grew up (half an hour away from my parents' house, if you're bicycling) is a rather average rail crossing that the GNIS classes as a populated place — it appears in no local maps and no local histories, and the local historical society is unaware of any place by that name and unaware of any community, any name, for the spot in question, so GNIS is wrong. Consider Mount Jefferson, Ohio, which is an error in the opposite direction; see discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mount Jefferson (Ohio). I also found this situation routinely when improving the coordinates of NR locations in Virginia; many plantations, especially the old ones in the Tidewater, are misclassified as populated places. See U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lower Brandon for one that I photographed yesterday: it's just the main farmstead and a few outlying barns and hired men's houses, not an actual populated place. I'm in favor of articles (even semi-permanent substubs like Grassy Point, Ohio) for locations that are listed as populated places in narrative histories, and I'm in favor of using the GNIS to provide information in those articles, but I'm not in favor of using GNIS when we have absolutely no information about the place otherwise
@RFD: I'd say a state (or county) highway map is good, since those are at least fairly recent (usually) and tend to be double-checked against what's actually there once in a while. (You'll occasionally see some that seem to be getting their info straight from the GNIS, but those are less common.)
@Nyttend: Yeah, I've ran across those too, in both directions. I've never been sure how much of that is sloppiness and how much is an inherent issue in maintaining a database of that size, but regardless it makes me tend to trust most other reliable sources over the GNIS. I don't think the bar needs to be terribly high for what other sources are used, provided they're reliable - though I'd maybe even settle for a picture of the highway sign if there's nothing else accessible - but if there's nothing besides the GNIS to suggest a place exists it's probably not a great idea to start an article on it. (The only downside of that is it makes it hard to write about places halfway across the country in regions without accessible maps or local sources, but stuff like that can always be dealt with on a case-by-case basis anyway.) TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 22:36, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

I don't remember having a conversation about prior communities with only GNIS as a source. I'm skeptical about an article using only the GNIS as a source. An example in an area that RFD & I are both familiar with - many "Unincorporated Communities" of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin with the ending "Heights" and "Beach" are actually roads along Lake Winnebago. These "communities" are located along roads that parallel the shore of the lake. There's a sign with the "community" name. Most homes are summer homes owned by rich people from outside the area. I'd call them neighborhoods (at most) but not communities. I think photographs with a sign is sufficient as well as any highway map. Royalbroil 04:26, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

I think this was the discussion, though it's really old. (Incidentally, I've driven through Nora a few times since then, and it pretty much is just a crossroads and a bar and not much else nowadays. I'm not really sure why WisDOT still has it marked on their county maps...) TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 00:09, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

Galena Mining Camp[edit]

Hi-here is a link about Galena, Washington; http://www.ghosttownsofwashington.com/galena-mining-camp.html Many thanks-RFD (talk) 20:06, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Looks like a different Galena, unless that site is wrong about the county; it says that one's in Kittitas County, but the one in the GNIS is in Snohomish County. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 22:04, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

GNIS[edit]

Hi-the GNIS database is working again-many thanks-RFD (talk) 13:40, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Nevada/North Carolina[edit]

Hi the Carvers, Nevada and the Carvers, North Carolina need infoboxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 13:32, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Iowa[edit]

Hi-the Perkins, Iowa article needs an info box; the community is near the U.S. Route 18 in Iowa so the article may need to be expanded. An Iowa Department of Transportation Sioux County map is one of the citations in the article-Many thanks-RFD (talk) 13:07, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Addition[edit]

Hi-at Nyttend's zipcode list a community: Henry, Virginia was added; zip code: 24102-Martinville/Radford. The GNIS lists 3 communities named Henry in Virginia and I am not sure what community-many thanks-RFD (talk) 12:30, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Henry, Franklin County, Virginia is the one with the post office, though I also started an article on the one in Sussex County. (The one in Charlotte County isn't listed on the county highway map anymore, so I'm not sure it's still around.) TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 19:18, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Leblanc, Louisiana[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Gifford, Idaho[edit]

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Hello friend. I'm not sure we've ever chatted but I'm a big fan. If you are scratching your head at this proposed deletion, you may want to read this discussion. A more vexatious and WP:POINTy deletion proposal would be hard to find. Cheers. Magnolia677 (talk) 00:23, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, I was wondering about that one. Gifford's far from the least notable community out there, and it's not that hard to find sources about it if you look, so it seemed like an odd place for someone to make an example out of. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 00:42, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
I reported it at ANI, where there is now a discussion about Gifford's notability. Cheers. Magnolia677 (talk) 01:05, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Saint Johns, Kentucky[edit]

Hi-the Saint Johns, Kentucky, in McCracken County, needs an info box; the singer Ray Sanders (singer) was born here. There is also an unincorporated community in Hardin County-Saint John, Kentucky. I am concern about any confusion with the names of the communities being similar-many thanks-RFD (talk) 12:36, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Harney, Nevada[edit]

Hi-the Harney, Nevada article needs an info box; the 1939 City of San Francisco Derailment occurred near Harney-many thanks-RFD (talk) 12:07, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Somers, Wisconsin[edit]

Hi-one of the editors left a comment on my talk page about Somers, Wisconsin; the web page refers to Somers, Wisconsin as a village and a town. The editor thinks there should separate articles for the town and city of Somers, Wisconsin. Wisconsin municipalities can be confusing; in Douglas County there are 3 municipalities names Superior; city, village, and town. In Waukesha County the village of Pewaukee was formed out the town of Pewaukee while the rest of the town of Pewaukee was formed from the remainder of the town of Pewaukee. And there is Salem Lakes, Wisconsin formed from the town of Salem and the village of Silver Lake in Kenosha County. Confusing...Please look at my talk page about the comments about Somers, Wisconsin-Forgot to sign my name-RFD (talk) 19:00, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Re: above comment by RFD (who forgot to sign his name): The village of Somers was formed from the Town of Somers in 2015, with remnants of the town remaining as a town. The village needs its own article, separate from the one for the Town of Somers, but I can't start a new article, so I was just looking for some help in doing that. I think the simplest thing to do would be to start a new article Somers (town), Wisconsin, copy everything from Somers, Wisconsin to it, then delete the irrelevant content in each of the articles. I'd be willing to do all the work, but I can't start the article. Thanks. 32.218.43.141 (talk) 18:38, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
I'd say the current town article should probably become the village article, if only because the bulk of the town is now the village; all that's left of the town seems to be small bits around the edges that I wouldn't be surprised if Kenosha annexes eventually. I don't have the time to do that right now (though I might tomorrow), but it looks like Somers (town), Wisconsin already exists as a redirect, so you should be able to turn that into an article if you want. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 03:18, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Ah! I hadn't noticed the redirect. I've now morphed it into the town article, and modified Somers, Wisconsin to become the village article. Have a look, when you get a chance. Thanks for your help. 32.218.43.141 (talk) 03:48, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you everyone for your help-RFD (talk) 10:41, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Well, unfortunately someone has undone all my work ([1], [2]), so I'm still looking for some help with this. 32.218.41.31 (talk) 14:53, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
The Administrative divisions of Wisconsin article has information about local government in Wisconsin. Hopefully, this might provided information. Thank you-RFD (talk) 11:01, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

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List of towns in Wisconsin[edit]

Hi-in the List of towns in Wisconsin, I changed the entry for Somers, Wisconsin to Somers (town), Wisconsin. Would you please look at the list of towns in Wisconsin and see if the population given for the town of Somers is correct? It could be outdated-many thanks-RFD (talk) 18:33, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

It probably is outdated, but there hasn't been an official census update since 2010, so we may have to wait until 2020 to get a good number for that. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 22:50, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Chandlers Valley, Pennsylvaia[edit]

Hi-Chandlers Valley, Pennsylvania needs an info box. The community is also listed in Nyttend's zipcode list and a citation for the zipcode: 16312 is needed. Lafayette M. Sturdevant, Wisconsin Attorney General, was born in Chandlers Valley. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 12:21, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Middlegate, Nevada[edit]

Hi-Middlegate, Nevada needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 18:48, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

Funkhouser, Illinois[edit]

Hi-the Funkhouser, Illinois article needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 11:33, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Whad'ya call nis place?[edit]

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What would you call the place located at 36°44′16″N 82°37′25″W / 36.73778°N 82.62361°W / 36.73778; -82.62361? The USGS quad labels it as "Starnes [line break] Slant PO", and there's a GNIS entry for Slant Post Office, but while it's not (historical), I can't find any evidence (e.g. [3]) for a post office still existing there; even the Fort Blackmore post office down the road, abandoned with bars on its windows, shows up in a search for ZIP codes, but Slant/Starnes/Starnes Slant doesn't. A search for "Starnes" in Scott County finds six cemeteries and three other nearby locations, all near this location, but without finding any populated places; meanwhile, a search for "Slant" finds the post office, a (historical) school, and a church, but again no populated places. My DeLorme Virginia Atlas and Gazetteer calls it "Starnes Slant", and the little highway sign (basically right at the coordinates, just across the road), although illegible on Google Street View, says merely "Slant". I'm planning to upload a photo of the remains of the commercial district, taken two Thursdays ago (22 June), but I really don't know what to call the place. Nyttend (talk) 12:59, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

I can't find any evidence of a post office there either (the USPS Postmaster Finder has nothing for it in 242, which means it probably closed before 1986). VDOT calls it Slant on their map of Scott County. It definitely seems like they're all alternate names for the same place, and the GNIS just forgot to include it as a populated place. I'd go with VDOT's map and sign as the authoritative source here, since it's probably more recent and the USGS has odd choices for primary and alternate names sometimes. (I've seen places where the sign, every map I found, the post offices, and various local businesses all used one name but the GNIS said another name was the primary name for some reason.) TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 15:05, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Colorado General Assembly members[edit]

Hi-the Colorado General Assembly website has a database about past and present members: Colorado Legislators. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 23:13, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! I'm probably done with the Colorado legislators for the moment, since I mostly wanted to fix the weird-looking bias in which party had missing articles. I do eventually want to write more about state legislators, though, so that will come in handy. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 04:17, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

Forkston, Pennsylvania[edit]

Hi-the Forkston, Pennsylvania article needs an info box/map-many thanks-RFD (talk) 12:31, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Also-the Kasson Brook, Pennsylvania article needs an info box/map; one of the editors is working on articles about rivers, streams, etc., in Pennsylvania and I started articles about communities mentioned in the articles that need articles. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 15:35, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
And-the Bellasylva, Pennsylvania needs an info box, map; the 3 communities are listed in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation map for Forkston Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania-Forkston Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania-many thanks-RFD (talk) 16:10, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Comment[edit]

Hi-You would please look at the Trump, Ohio, Trump, Maryland, and the Thumptown, Pennsylvania articles? I added county/borough maps citations to the articles. Are the citations okay? The fourth article Trump, Colorado has been taken care by different editors. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 10:41, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

They look okay to me. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 12:57, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks!RFD (talk) 14:04, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Alameda, New Mexico[edit]

Hi-the Alameda, New Mexico article needs an info box; a Roman Catholic bishop Arthur Tafoya was born in Alameda-many thanks-RFD (talk) 21:23, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Illinois recently[edit]

Have you been paying much of any attention to Illinois lately? Special:Contributions/TheCatalyst31 appears literally to be all over the map, and it looks like you're doing a lot of Pennsylvania in particular. I ask because I wrote a few articles on a whim, for the Adams, Hardin, and Randolph county courthouses; I didn't know if this were anything you cared about. Nyttend (talk) 01:16, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

I've been taking a short break from NRHP articles in general so I can finish off your ZIP code list (and before that, my CDP list). I got a little tired of having several unfinished projects going at the same time, so I'm focusing on one at a time. Once I'm done with the ZIP code list I'll get back to Illinois. (In theory I probably could have just finished Illinois first since I was actively working on it, but I started working on your ZIP code list five years earlier and it was bugging me that I hadn't finished it.) I'm definitely still interested in Illinois articles, though, and I'm interested in reading those courthouse articles. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 01:58, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Now up to six: Adams, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pulaski, and Randolph. Focusing on the south, of course; it's most interesting to write about areas I know best and care about the most. I'm more interested in doing the ones that aren't NR-listed in any sense, since they're less likely to get any coverage (otherwise I'd have sooner started on counties like Clark or Pope), especially if it's some ugly new courthouse (e.g. Saline or Williamson) that forces me to pay particular attention to previous courthouses. Nyttend (talk) 01:16, 28 July 2017 (UTC)
Nice work! What's interesting about the Illinois courthouses is that several of those are fairly old and probably NR-eligible, but aren't listed. Wisconsin is pretty aggressive about getting its courthouses listed, so most of the ones that aren't are newer buildings. (Though there are exceptions, like Richland County, a beautiful old building marred by a newer addition that tried and failed to match its style.) I have a book about Wisconsin's courthouses that I'm guessing is similar to your Illinois book, and when I finish some of my existing projects I'd like to write about more of those. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 04:27, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

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Dalcour, Louisiana[edit]

Hi-the Dalcour, Louisiana article needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 19:41, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Looks like Coal town guy beat me to it. Thanks! TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 02:42, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks also-RFD (talk) 09:58, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Kentucky[edit]

Hi-the Penny, Calloway County, Kentucky article needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 13:22, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

Midway, Kentucky[edit]

Hi-the Midway, Calloway County, Kentucky, Midway, Caldwell County, Kentucky, Midway, Crittenden County, Kentucky, and Midway, Meade County, Kentucky articles need info boxes; in Woodford County, Kentucky is the city of Midway, Kentucky. I made no change to that article since it is a city-many thanks-RFD (talk) 14:29, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

DoneCoal town guy (talk) 22:16, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you everyone-RFD (talk) 22:38, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks all! TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 00:10, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Missing ref tool[edit]

Hey there, I recall a search we used to have here that allowed me to find articles with no refs. I tried the old link and nothing. Is there a tool we have to find missing refs for wv and ky articles? ANY help would be great. I did take a look at special pages, but all I get is a listingCoal town guy (talk) 01:14, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

I believe this is the replacement tool for the tool I mentioned the last time this came up. It works pretty similarly to the old tool; just put each category on a separate line in the categories field. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 02:35, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
YOU THE MAN! Works like a champ, I used a different criteria, West Virginia Geography Stubs and found a BONANZA of missing info boxes. Many ThanksCoal town guy (talk) 02:15, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Kentucky[edit]

Hi-the Glenville, Kentucky and the Garrett, Meade County, Kentucky articles need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 08:59, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

DONECoal town guy (talk) 15:38, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you-RFD (talk) 16:01, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 00:33, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

Something unique in WV[edit]

Hi Catalyst, I thought I would show you a very cool building in the remote town of Raleigh, West Virginia [cool and remote]Coal town guy (talk) 01:06, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

I assume that building was designed well before World War II. There can't be too many buildings like that left these days; I imagine most places that incorporated the design remodeled after the war, but if that one's been abandoned for a while I can see why they wouldn't have bothered. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 01:42, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
Nyttend did observe its not too remote. It can be driven too, but its not well known. Its early 20th century, I thnk a decade earlier, not very certain yet. BIT it was used as a symbol of luck, no Nazi link at all, but given time most folks do assume something of that eraCoal town guy (talk) 01:54, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

Arkansas[edit]

Hi-the Billstown, Arkansas article needs an infobox; Glen Campbell, the singer, was born in Billstown.-many thanks-RFD (talk) 23:26, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

GNIS[edit]

Hi-Maintenance will be done on GNIS from today August 18, 2017 to Sunday August 20, 2017-many thanks-RFD (talk) 16:49, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi-GNIS is back-many thanks-RFD (talk) 14:02, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

List of cities in Illinois[edit]

Six months ago I started a merger discussion at Talk:List of cities in Illinois, and it's only ever gotten comments from a few people. Would you mind offering an opinion? Nyttend (talk) 23:54, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

Brenham, Kansas[edit]

Hi-the Brenham, Kansas article needs an info box/map-many thanks-RFD (talk) 11:03, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

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Willey Station, Illinois[edit]

Hi-Willey Station, Illinois needs an infobox-many thanks-RFD (talk) 19:21, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

DXBR FM[edit]

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Arkansas[edit]

Hi-the Canfield, Arkansas article needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 15:27, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

DoneCoal town guy (talk) 18:39, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
Thank you-RFD (talk) 18:42, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Massachusetts[edit]

Hi-Thumpertown Beach, Massachusetts needs an info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 15:33, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

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Montana[edit]

Hi-the Brisbin, Montana article needs an infobox-many thanks-RFD (talk) 18:32, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

South Colton, New York[edit]

Hi-the South Colton, New York article needs a map; it has an info box. The article is on Nyttend's Post Office list and needs information about the post office. I added the zipcode to the info box-many thanks-RFD (talk) 21:21, 26 September 2017 (UTC)


WikiProject Women in Red/The World Contest[edit]

Hi. Thankyou for your participation in the challenge series or/and contests. In November The Women in Red World Contest is being held to try to produce new articles for as many countries worldwide and occupations as possible. There will be over $4000 in prizes to win, including Amazon vouchers and paid subscriptions. If this would appeal to you and you think you'd be interested in contributing new articles on women during this month for your region or wherever please sign up in the participants section. The articles done may also count towards the ongoing challenge. If you're not interested in prize money yourself but are willing to participate and raise money to buy books about women for others to use, this is also fine. Help would also be appreciated in drawing up the lists of missing articles. If you think of any missing articles please add them to the sub lists by continent at Missing articles. Thankyou, and if taking part, good luck!♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:55, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

Texas[edit]

Hi-the Aikin Grove, Texas and Milton, Texas articles need info boxes-many thanks-RFD (talk) 11:45, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Many thanks for your work on Wikipedia. Many thanks also for finishing Nyttend's post office list. Thank you-RFD (talk) 18:41, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Kate Galt Zaneis[edit]

Happy to oblige. :-) She falls under one of my own rather peculiar rubrics - encyclopedia entries that start with Q, X, or Z - and is an Oklahoman (long story as to why that was germane at the time.) I agree that I was quite surprised that no one had written her up yet. More to the point, I was surprised at how obscure she seems to be, given her achievement; a quick Google search revealed not too many sources about her. (For that matter, searching for the "first woman to head a state college or university" or some such wasn't much more helpful, as the search results pulled in a lot of women who were first to head some specific university or other, rather than anything more general.)

It's always interesting to me how many women in earlier American politics got their start in school-related capacities: two I wrote up a couple of years ago, for instance, Mary Gordon Ellis and Helen Timmons Henderson. I know why, but even so.

Talking of Women in Red matters, I'm actually on the road at the moment, visiting northern Mississippi in search of the ghost of Kate Freeman Clark, one of my other article subjects from way back when. She was from Holly Springs, which I'm planning on visiting tomorrow - left somewhere north of 1,000 of her own paintings to the town to found a museum, which they dutifully did. And then on to Monroeville, Alabama, because anyone with a love of Southern literature must visit the shrine to To Kill a Mockingbird... --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 03:37, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Spring Place, Georgia[edit]

Hi-I saw the Kate Galt Zaneis article with the community of Spring Place, Georgia in redlink. I started an article about Spring Place, Georgia which needs an info box. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 21:09, 10 October 2017 (UTC)