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Participants here may like to chip in to the discussion at Talk:Ludlow#Sited / situated. Ghmyrtle (talk) 13:43, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

Move discussion for New York[edit]

A discussion is underway about moving New York to New York (state) and placing either the city, the dab page or a broad-concept article at the "New York" base name. Please contribute at Talk:New York/July 2016 move request. Note that the move was first approved on June 18 then overturned on July 7 and relisted as a structured debate to gather wider input. Interested editors might want to read those prior discussions to get a feel for the arguments. (Be sure to have your cup of tea handy!) — JFG talk 23:13, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

Coordinate formats[edit]

Please join a discussion of geographic coordinate formats. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:52, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

New Geography deletion sorting page[edit]

Geography-related deletion discussions are now being listed at the new Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Geography page. North America1000 08:35, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Problematic article[edit]

List of countries and dependencies by population is an article that is relevant to this project. After having it drop off my watchlist some time ago I returned on 9 August 2016 to find that the population table is constantly being edited without any indication of sourcing, or edit summaries, usually by IPs or newly registered editors. The complete lack of sourcing for new edits means that the data in this article is dubious at best. One particular problem that I found is that data templates, which are used to automatically calculate today's population based on official sources, have been removed and replaced with unsourced manual calculations. Several times now I have had to restore these templates after yet another unsourced, unexplained change.[1][2][3][4][5] I have now tagged the article to identify issues, and requested semi-protection, but the input by responsible editors who can update the article with accurate, sourced data is needed. --AussieLegend () 04:41, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Might be worth asking for semi-protection so it cannot be edited by anons, after sourcing it and using source-defensible numbers.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  01:34, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Additional input needed to resolve RfC[edit]

FYI: Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere

The RfC at Talk:Eritrea#Location has turned circular and unresolveable, with about half a dozen parties sticking to their positions immovably no matter what is offered. I would suggest that an influx of fresh eyes on the matter would be of great benefit before it gets any more WP:LAME.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  01:36, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Commons Challenge about local culture[edit]

This months on commons we have organized this challenge. You can upload some pictures or help with the categories and the description of pictures uploaded so far. You can also vote starting from the 1st of October, and use them immediately if you think they're useful. Bye!--Alexmar983 (talk) 11:03, 18 September 2016 (UTC)