Wikipedia:WikiProject Houston

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WikiProject Houston

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Welcome to WikiProject Houston. We are a group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of city of Houston and the Greater Houston area. The project was established on November 7, 2006. Editors who are interested in contributing, please sign up below and post any ideas and suggestions on the talk page. Also, feel free to edit this page and add any articles that need work or that you feel require attention below in the tasks section.

User:Postoak is the original administrator of this project, and was instrumental in developing and collaborating on a great amount of Houston-related content.

Scope

  • Geographically related articles in the Greater Houston metropolitan area.
  • Articles about persons who have had a significant presence or relationship to the city.
  • Important events.
  • Important institutions.

Parentage

The parent of this WikiProject is WikiProject Cities. At the US state level, the parent of this project is WikiProject Texas.

Child projects

University of Houston

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Announcements
Announcements

Quality log includes reports on:

  • Articles for deletion
  • Featured article candidates
  • Good article candidates
  • Peer review
  • Assessments
  • Requested moves

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How can I contribute to this project
How can I contribute to this project ?

If you are reading this, then you probably know something about the Houston metro area...we welcome your contributions! If you're new to Wikipedia, have a look at the following:

If you are looking for something to do involving the project, below you can find information about on-going collaborations and specific requests. Also, look for tags such as {{cleanup}} and {{unreferenced}} to guide your contributions to the project articles.

And remember, always provide sources for your edits.

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Collaboration
Current collaboration

Tasks/Collaboration

  • Select and improve several B-Class Houston articles for peer review and nominate for Wikipedia:Good articles. Postoak Postoak (talk) 17:05, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Restore WPH project functions Postoak (talk) 17:05, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Reassess and revise our article assessment procedure Postoak (talk) 17:05, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Clean up the project page Postoak (talk) 17:05, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Revisit the Houston Portal page, possible return to FA Postoak (talk) 17:05, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Restore Houston to FA status Postoak (talk) 17:05, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Peer Review

Cleanup

New articles

Articles to be expanded or cleaned up

Article requests

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Assessment
Assessment Dashboard

Article assessment statistics


Table of articles

Explanation of article grading system

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Images
Image Requests

Please remember to add Category:Images of Houston, Texas to your pictures of Houston if they are fair use images that are not eligible to be used on Wikimedia Commons. Thanks.


Unsorted Houston:

  • Kuumba House, 2500 South Loop
  • The Pig Stand, 2412 Washington Ave (6th Ward)
  • Texas Guandi Temple, 2089 Milby St.
  • British School of Houston, 4211 Watonga Blvd Houston, Texas United States, 77092 yellow tickY Half done - Photos taken but not uploaded. 0x0077BE (talk · contrib) 17:49, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
  • New Consulate-General of India, Houston - 4300 Scotland, Houston, TX -  Done Photos taken, uploaded and added to the article, though someone from inside came out and started harassing me, asking me for ID and such before I could get what I considered to be a perfect framing of it. I'm happy to encourage people to continue taking photos of this place, if only to upset the guy who was trying to stop me taking photos. 0x0077BE (talk · contrib) 23:27, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Former Saint Arnold Brewing Company offices, 2522 Fairway Park Drive
  • Ascension Chinese Church - 4605 Jetty Ln, Houston, TX 77072
  • Aeromexico USA offices, 3663 N. Sam Houston Parkway E. Ste. #500. Houston, Texas 77032 - Map
  • Previous Screwed Up location at 7717 Cullen Boulevard Houston, TX 77051-1905 See map
  • Imani School - 12401 South Post Oak Road, Houston TX 77045
  • Nabors Industries Houston office - 515 W. Greens Road, Suite 1200 Houston, Texas 77067
  • Villa de Matel Convent - 6510 Lawndale Street, Houston, TX 77023 - Post in Idylwood, Houston but not sure if it's considered "in" the neighborhood
  • Entrance to the Houston Country Club - 1 Potomac Drive Houston, TX 77057
  • NAACP Houston Branch - 2002 Wheeler Avenue 2002 Wheeler - yellow tickY Half done (Photos taken) 0x0077BE (talk · contrib) 23:27, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  • The Houstonian Hotel - 111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, Texas 77024
  • Rice Epicurean Markets Uptown at 5016 San Felipe @ So. Post Oak 77056
    • Too late - this store has closed and has been redone as The Fresh Market. The only remaining store is at 2020 Fountain View Dr. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 19:28, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

General requests

  • Any area Kool Smiles
    • Antoine Drive (5341 Antoine Dr. Houston, TX 77091), Houston-Aldine (3840 Aldine Mail Rd Houston, TX 77039) and/or Texas City (1012 20th St. North Texas City, TX 77590)
  • Any area All Smiles Dental Centers
    • Airline/Parker General Dentistry (6729 Airline Dr, Houston, TX 77076), Edgebrook General Dentistry (1173 Edgebrook Drive Houston, TX 77034), and/or Fulton General Dentistry (2982 Fulton Rd. Houston, TX 77009)

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See Also
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Project goals
Project goals

  • To provide guidelines and recommendations for articles that describe all aspects of the city of Houston and the surrounding metropolitan area.
  • To improve Wikipedia's coverage of Houston by creating, expanding, and maintaining such articles, images, and templates.
  • To serve as the central point of discussion for issues related to Houston in Wikipedia.
  • Establish Wikipedia as one of the premier online information resources on the Houston metropolitan area.

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Participants
Project participants

This list is being culled. If you have not edited using your account after December 31, 2017, your name has been removed. Please feel welcome to rejoin and contribute.

  1. Backspacekey (talk · contribs) — (Native Houstonian) alumni of South Texas College of Law and the University of Houston Honors College, website marketing lead for Texas Children's Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, homeowner-resident of Eastwood, Houston and historical architecture enthusiast, particularly in regards to the Houston inner-loop area.
  2. Fishnerd (talk · contribs) - (Native Houstonian - East Houston)
  3. WhisperToMe (talk · contribs) (Native Houstonian)
  4. Postoak (talk · contribs) (Native Houstonian)
  5. Some Person (talk · contribs) I live in Houston and really want to help out.
  6. Mike Richardson (talk · contribs) Very interested in the Houston media and companies in Houston.
  7. JuWiki2 (talk · contribs) You may have seen some of my articles, I specialize in the west Houston area (Interstate 610 west to SH 6).
  8. BuffaloChip97 (talk · contribs) Seabrook, Clear Lake, Johnson Space Center, Houston Sports.
  9. SirChan (talk · contribs) Native of Alief, now in Cinco Ranch/Katy. Will edit any article for punctuation, spelling, etc.
  10. Vox Univoaks (talk · contribs) A Houston native and a current inside-the-loop homeowner, willing to help out wherever I can
  11. Delfeye (talk · contribs) Katy Proper (escaped from Austin since 1998)
  12. Slhogan94 (talk · contribs) Katy Proper (2nd generation Katyite, 7th gen Texan). I can help with grammar and organization as well as new articles.
  13. Argos'Dad (talk · contribs) (Houston Native) history, politics and political figures
  14. Brianreading (talk · contribs) (Houstonian) University of Houston, and Houston in general
  15. Stantheman8609 (talk · contribs) (Native Houstonian) various Houston articles with an increased emphasis on Fort Bend County (Sugar Land and surrounding areas), politics in Greater Houston, area sports teams, local attractions and Houston television stations.
  16. EvanCarroll (talk · contribs) Self proclaimed god of Kingwood bears benediction in the form of wikipedia goodness. Redid the vast majority of the Kingwood article and will ensure it achieves {{FA}} status.
  17. Phloyd (talk · contribs) I haven't been in Houston too long, but I love the place, and I am happy to be here, and happy to contribute what I can!
  18. Arthur Smart (talk · contribs) Houstonian since June of 1977, a retired engineer specializing in the safety of the local chemical industry.
  19. nsaum75 (talk · contribs) Sixth-generation Galvestonian. Have lived also in Houston & Austin. Areas of concentration: Texas History, Texas Politics, Judaism & Texas, Galveston area information and history. Amateur photographer.
  20. Megafar (talk · contribs) Native of Houston. Big music fan. Any way I can help.
  21. kylelovesyou (talk · contribs) Houston politics and culture.
  22. lyncas (talk · contribs) Native Houstonian (Southwest & Rice University), affluent with local technology companies & research groups in Houston
  23. Nogburt (talk · contribs) Native of Houston. Politics and History
  24. Another Believer (talk · contribs)
  25. paulsuckow (talk · contribs) (Houstonian for 13 yrs in '11) Senior Planner for Harris County, Texas. History, environment, policy, urban planning, architecture, design and development community, Texas Southern University Urban Planning and Environmental Policy Program, public participation, maps, GIS. Interest: future development adapting equitably to accelerating sea level rise and deteriorating water quality/quantity, and including disaster mitigation.
  26. Onthedeck (talk · contribs) (Native Houstonian)
  27. Broadmoor (talk · contribs) (Texas Southern University Alum)
  28. BassHero55 (Message me) (Native of Sugar Land) Sugar Land is right outside of Houston, so I have knowledge of Houston.
  29. Jaydiem (talk · contribs) — Lifelong Houston resident. Grew up in Westbury/Meyerland area. Alum of Bellaire H.S. and UH. Now a licensed Realtor. Would like to contribute on topics in those areas or anywhere inside Loop 610.
  30. TCMemoire (talk · contribs) Current resident of northern Houston, willing to expand articles and take pictures
  31. Ja0n8 (talk · contribs) Lifelong Houstonian focusing on adding/updating source references and improving relevant information regarding Houston's arts, culture, and economy.
  32. Oldsanfelipe2 (talk · contribs) – Formerly edited under User:Oldsanfelipe. I write mostly about Houston history, including many biographies.
  33. Stedil (talk · contribs) Resident of Montgomery County. I have done a considerable amount of cleanup of the city/unincorporated community articles for Montgomery County. Working on getting Conroe, Texas to GA quality, with a long-term goal of also getting The Woodlands, Texas to GA as well. Willing to help out in other areas, time permitting. Let me know if you have a photo request on the north side of the metro.
  34. R0bl0x944 (talk · contribs) Resident of Montgomery, Texas. I will help out in any way that I can.
  35. Unclespook (talk · contribs) Bellaire native, Montrose resident, Bellaire H.S. grad. Knowledge of arts and culture. Can help with spelling and grammar.

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