Wikipedia:WikiProject Connecticut

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Welcome to the Connecticut WikiProject. We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of articles related to Connecticut.


Goals and scope
  • The goal of this WikiProject is to provide complete coverage on subjects related to Connecticut by expanding articles on people, places, and things resident in or native to Connecticut.
  • This project proposes to work with all pages related to the state of Connecticut and its history, geography, and people. All these articles should be included in the Category:Connecticut or one of its subcategories.
  • All members should always feel free to patrol the articles in the project assessment table Wikipedia:WikiProject Connecticut/Assessment to note improvements, other changes, or vandalism of articles.
  • Recruit new membership from Category:Wikipedians in Connecticut and from articles that you're working on.

Current events[edit]

WikiProject Connecticut was featured in the Signpost

Recent developments to WikiProject Connecticut pages[edit]

Articles pending merge or other[edit]

Please announce articles with merge ongoing discussions here and indicate after a merge is completed or a decision not to merge is reached. Please participate in merge discussion at talk pages of articles involved.

Article alerts[edit]

Articles for deletion

Categories for discussion

Good article nominees


Please feel free to add your name in here.

Sister projects[edit]

Work pages[edit]


Articles in need of creation[edit]

Articles in need of improvement[edit]

Connecticut seals & flags project[edit]

As some of you might have noticed, I've spent some time uploading town seals onto the various town pages. However, there are some which I can not seem to find. Any help in this matter is appreciated.

Missing town seals

All done!

Town flags

  • Currently we have 21 municipality, 1 designated city and 1 borough flags in the Category:Flags of Connecticut. As with the seals, any and all help is appreciated! Markvs88 (talk) 19:04, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Towns known to not have flags [1]:

  • Fairfield County: (8) Easton, Monroe, New Canaan, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Shelton, & Wilton.
  • Hartford County: (9) Berlin, Canton, East Granby, Farmington, Newington, Suffield, South Windsor, West Hartford, & Windsor.
  • Litchfield County: (5) Harwington, Litchfield, Plymouth, Warren, & Washington.
  • Tolland County: (4) Bolton, Hebron, Sommers, & Tolland.
  • Middlesex County: (2) Cromwell, Durham.
  • New Haven County: (6) Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Madison, North Branford, & Southbury.
  • New London County: (2) Colchester, Waterford.
  • Windham County: (7) Plainfield, Putnam, Scotland, Sterling, Thompson, Windham, & Woodstock.

FAC Featured article candidates (FAC) for peer review[edit]

The following B rated (or better) articles are in review as Featured article candidates:

GA Good articles (GA) for peer review[edit]

The following B rated articles are in review as Good article candidates:

New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Connecticut-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please), with date. Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box the Main Page.

Connecticut related AfDs[edit]


Articles of achievement[edit]

FA Featured articles[edit]

Articles on Connecticut-related subjects, not necessarily improved to Featured Status by this WikiProject.

Did you know (DYK?)[edit]

Connecticut articles that have appeared in the Main page's Did you know? section:

Pre-2010 listings
2010 listings

On this day...[edit]

A fact from this article was featured on Wikipedia's Main Page in the On this day... section:

  • Pequot War, appeared on May 26 2004.
  • Benedict Arnold, appeared on June 1, 2004, June 1, 2005, June 1, 2006, June 1, 2007, and June 1, 2008.
  • Yale University, appeared on October 9, 2004
  • USS Nautilus (SSN-571), appeared on February 4, 2005, February 4, 2006, February 4, 2007, August 3, 2007, February 4, 2008, August 3, 2008, February 4, 2009, and February 4, 2010.
  • Nathan Hale, appeared on September 22, 2005, September 22, 2006, and September 22, 2007.
  • Eli Whitney, Jr., March 14, 2006 and March 14, 2007.
  • Amistad (1841), appeared on March 9, 2007, March 9, 2008, March 9, 2009, and 9 March 9, 2010.
  • Mark Twain, appeared on April 21, 2010.
  • King Philip's War, appeared on August 12, 2005, August 12, 2008, August 12, 2009, and August 12, 2010.

Formerly recognized content[edit]

Former featured articles Former featured articles
Delisted Good Articles Delisted Good Articles

Collaboration and review[edit]

Assessment - rates articles for both quality and importance to this project.
Collaboration of the week
Peer review



WikiProject Connecticut uses Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Connecticut to monitor all Connecticut articles needing images. In addition, Wikipedian photographers living in Connecticut use the subcategories at Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Connecticut to locate those subjects near where they typically take photographs. The "imageneeded=" and "in=" parameters of {{WikiProject Connecticut}} populate the category.

  • To request an image for an article, use the "imageneeded=yes" parameter in the {{WikiProject Connecticut}} article talk page template. Please use the "in=" parameter in the {{WikiProject Connecticut}} template to specify the Connecticut county where the photograph may be taken. Up to three locations may be specified, such as {{WikiProject Connecticut|class=Start|importance=Low|imageneeded=yes|in=Litchfield County, Connecticut|in2=London|in3=New Haven County, Connecticut|unref=yes}}
  • If you need to specify four or more locations (such as a road passing through multiple Connecticut counties), use {{reqphoto}} and its multiple "in=" parameters.



These barnstars are awarded for exemplary work within the Wikiproject.

CT WikiProject Barnstar 200px.png The WikiProject Connecticut Barnstar
Barnstar-CT Camera1.PNG The Connecticut Photographer's Barnstar
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  • {{Connecticut-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Connecticut. To be placed on the bottom of the article page.
    • {{Connecticut-geo-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Connecticut geography. To be placed on the bottom of the article page.
    • {{Connecticut-politician-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Connecticut politicians. To be placed on the bottom of the article page.
    • {{Connecticut-school-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Connecticut schools. To be placed on the bottom of the article page.
    • {{Connecticut-road-stub}} - Used to mark state highway articles that are stubs.
    • {{Connecticut-struct-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to buildings and structures in Connecticut. To be placed on the bottom of the article page.

NOTE: Stubs are managed by the Stub-sorting WikiProject. Before creating a new stub, you should propose it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. See Wikipedia:Stub for general guidelines on proposing stub templates and categories. DO NOT simply create new stub templates, as these will be deleted.

Userbox templates[edit]

Code Result
{{Template:User Connecticut}}
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{{Template:User interest Connecticut|6}}
Flag of Connecticut.svgThis user is interested in the U.S. State of Connecticut.
{{Template:User interest Connecticut|8}}
Flag of Connecticut.svgThis user is interested in the U.S. State of Connecticut.
{{Template:User interest Connecticut|10}}
Flag of Connecticut.svgThis user is interested in the U.S. State of Connecticut.
{{Template:User interest Connecticut|12}}
Flag of Connecticut.svgThis user is interested in the U.S. State of Connecticut.
{{Template:User WikiProject Connecticut}} Usage
{{Template:User WP Connecticut}} Usage
Flag of Connecticut.svgThis user has visited Connecticut.


For userpages only, please! {{wikipedia ads|ad=262}}

Other templates[edit]

{{WikiProject Connecticut}} should be placed on the talk pages of relevant articles to put them under the project's radar.

{{WikiProject Connecticut}} looks like this:

WikiProject Connecticut (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Connecticut, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Connecticut 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.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

{{Portal|Connecticut}} can be placed in See Also sections of relevant articles and looks like this:



Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

External watchlist[edit]