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Please suggest articles for our next U.S. Collaboration of the Month.
Purge cache (to update the to-do list)
- Review old discussions from 2004 - 2005 that have now been archived
Peer review for the F-111 Aardvark
I just noticed that a Peer Review for the F-111 started today. All editors are welcome to participate. Thanks for comments and any help! --Kumioko (talk) 21:53, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Referencing Census 2010
I thought I knew how to reference Census 2010 population numbers but when I clicked on the link it didn't reproduce the Census table where I obtained the information. To find 2010 Census population numbers, I went to http://factfinder2.census.gov
Then, using the Quick Start section in the middle of the page, type "redistricting" in the "topic box" - from the drop-down list that appears, choose "2010 Redistricting Data SF (PL94-171)" In the "geography box", type your city or countys' name *make sure you have the right state!* - then click "go." From the list of results, check the box next to "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy -- 2010 Redistricting Data SF (PL94-171)" *Make sure you have 2010 - not 2000!* Above the results list, click "View."
This goes to a website with http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?fpt=table but you cannot use this as a reference. This is the only way I've found to view 2010 Census Population numbers so far. Has anyone found a referenceable page for the 2010 Census yet? --Mjrmtg (talk) 14:20, 14 April 2011 (UTC)
Hmmmm...Chesapeake Bay stalled a bit, meant to do more but I got distracted elsewhere. Anyway, we also have a tiebreaker for the next collaboration - I guess options are:
- . leave Chesapeake Bay open until it gets to GA
- . accept that it didn't capture the interest of folks and sling up the next but we have a tiebreaker, so shall we leave it open for 48 hours starting now until we get some more votes? Casliber (talk · contribs) 23:37, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
FWIW, I am leaning to the latter option. Casliber (talk · contribs) 23:40, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
- Sorry, I've been delinquent. :( The library is not close to me so haven't been able to stop by yet but still interested in helping out, either with the same article or fine with something else. (I can pick whatever books) --Aude (talk) 00:12, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
- Oftentimes on collaboration projects, folks stay around to keep buffing the former collaboration to give it a big shove to GA or FA. If you do get the books, I will knuckle down and do what I can to get it over one of those lines as I have a bit of experience at these things....(i.e. I think we can get it there, but am not familiar with some of the core content) Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:49, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
- I would also be willing to help but frankly my forte' isn't in grammer and prose (apparently others have noticed too :-)). --Kumioko (talk) 01:49, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
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The first ever WikiProject National Archives newsletter has been published. Please read on to find out what we're up to and how to help out! There are many opportunities for getting more involved. Dominic·t 21:47, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
The WikiProject National Archives Newsletter
- Featured article contest
- This week, our first multilingual featured article contest was announced. We are aiming to improve the articles on the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, or Bill of Rights to featured or good status in English and other languages. Prizes for winners will be a gift package from the National Archives including a book of your choice or a tote bag, and other swag, plus, of course, a special barnstar.
- August 6 backstage pass
- Plans are in the works for a meetup and backstage pass event at the National Archives II facility in College Park, MD. There will be a regular social meetup, a discussion with Dominic about WP:NARA, a tour of the building by NARA staff, and then time for a scanathon and editathon in the research rooms and library until the building closes at 5 pm. Keep your schedules open!
From our recent uploads:
- Special requests:
This section includes special requests from the NARA staff:
- Archival Recovery Team
- The National Archives' Archival Recovery Team (ART) is a team of law enforcement agents and archivists who investigate NARA's lost and stolen documents. They have received media attention (, , , , , , , ) and would like to request an article be written for the team, if Wikipedians deem it notable. It is hoped that making more information about the group available on Wikipedia will increase public awareness of the documents they are seeking to recover.
- Today's Document challenge
- The Today's Document challenge is an opportunity for Wikipedians to get their work related to National Archives holdings spotlighted on Archives.gov and the National Archives' tumblr. Each day the National Archives selects a document related to the day's date to showcase. The goal is to get articles related to the selected documents on the main page in ""Did You Know...?" the same day that the National Archives features the document. Alternatively, other appropriate articles related to National Archives holdings not already selected will be used for new documents of the day by NARA staff and posted to their tumblr.
- WP:NARA has a sister WikiProject on Wikisource, WS:NARA. On Wikisource, editors transcribe, proofread, and arrange documents. This helps to make little-known documents more discoverable, or well-known documents more searchable, and improves accessibility. See the files being worked on. If you are new to Wikisource and would like to participate, there are experienced Wikisourcerors willing to be mentors.
- New contributions
A list of some recent contributions to the project:
1Credit goes to Prosody, Theornamentalist, Inductiveload, Digipoke, George Orwell III, Kathleen.wright5, BirgitteSB, and Zhaladshar
- Future plans
- Major image contribution
- The National Archives has hundreds of thousands of digitized documents in its holdings. We are working on a bulk upload to Commons of one particular cache of about 123,000 TIFF master files in the next few days! Once uploaded, these will require a massive community effort to help categorize the files on Commons and add them to articles on Wikipedia or transcribe them on Wikisource.
- Inclusion in the online catalog
- We are currently working on a system for including links to pages on Wikimedia projects in the National Archives online catalog. The Wikimedia projects are hosting an increasing number of transcriptions of National Archives documents and high-quality image and video files that are not available through NARA's own site. Links to these Wikimedia pages in the documents' actual catalog records will benefit the end user by providing them access to further resources about the documents, and they will also demonstrate the National Archives commitment to supporting Wikimedians' efforts.
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Anybody here speak really good French?
French Wikipedia just got a version of Historiography of the United States. They have an interesting section on Howard Zinn that it would be nice if the EN article had too. Can somebody help translate it? Purplebackpack89≈≈≈≈ 05:43, 4 August 2011 (UTC)
- How does Google Translate do? Dualus (talk) 19:31, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
The 2010 census data are all available now. Are there any plans for an automated or systematic update to U.S. place articles containing census data? As it currently stands, changes are being made willy-nilly. Sometimes editors change the overall census figure in one place in the article, but not in others. Sometimes they change the overall census, but leave the figures from 2000 for subgroups. This is a recipe for disaster. Admittedly, I'm not a member of this project and haven't kept track of its workings, so there may be something in the works regarding this. I guess I just want to know if there are any plans for systematically updating census figures before I jump into making changes myself. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 17:21, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
99 Percent Declaration
I recently created the 99 Percent Declaration article, and now it's been nominated for deletion and rescue. I have lots of possible sources on the talk page, but I would feel more comfortable if there were other editors. Would you please help improve it? Or at least chime in on the deletion discussion or respond to the questions on the talk page? Thank you. Dualus (talk) 19:31, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
The pages Category:United States mayoral elections, 2012 and Category:Alaska elections, 2010 have a new navbox (not by me) to readily navigate to adjacent years. It is not specific to the United States or elections, and is similar to the navbox for Category:Terrorist incidents in India in 2010. Note that the Alaskan box is set to “2” to show even years only. While the majority of American elections are in even years, it may be advisable to set it to “1” to include every year, but displaying many redlinks for odd years without elections (the majority). Hugo999 (talk) 01:49, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
See Talk:Callista_Gingrich#.22Third_wife.22 - please all folks with in interest in BLPs come help discuss whether she should be "third wife" or "married" to Newt in the lead. Casliber (talk · contribs) 19:11, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
Bell and Lights Air Raid Warning System (1953)
I would like someone to write an article about the above subject. This was a national system developed by A.T.& T. which gave red, yellow, blue, and white alerts over special dedicated telephone circuits which had "bell and lights" annunciators in schools, hospitals, fire stations, and police stations. Searches turn up references to the system but no actual articles about it. submitted 22 March 2012.
Upcoming Wikimedia events in Lawrence Kansas!
You are invited to the Lawrence Wikipedia Tutorial on April 8, 2014 at the Lawrence Public Library. Experienced editors invited to help new users learn how to use the Wikipedia and build the community in Lawrence, Kansas. See Lawrence Wikipedia Tutorial.