Wikipedia:WikiProject Las Vegas

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WikiProject Las Vegas
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This WikiProject is about the Las Vegas metropolitan area
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Category Las Vegas metropolitan area
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Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Las Vegas metropolitan area in Nevada. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there. We extend the offer to join us.

For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProjects and Wikipedia:WikiProject best practices.

Scope[edit]

Las Vegas, Nevada is a fast growing and constantly changing city. It is our goal to keep the articles directly related to Las Vegas and the surrounding valley up–to–date. Focusing on updating and improving articles related to Las Vegas, including notability, fact finding, images, and use of templates for similar look–and–feel.

Definitions[edit]

For reasons brevity, a common acronym is used on this page is CHR, short for:

Casino(s), Hotel(s) and Resort(s)

And should be inclusive of the following as they pertain to Las Vegas.

Attraction(s) and event(s)

For general clarification and communications, the following definitions from Dictionary.com are provided:

Casino: A public room or building for gambling.
Hotel: An establishment that provides lodging travelers and other paying guests. (Usually requires entering a main lobby for room access)
Motel: An establishment that provides lodging ... usually having direct access to an open parking area.
Resort: A place frequented by people for relaxation or recreation.
Although, for Las Vegas, this term is applied to resorts that offer lodging, food, gaming, entertainment and frequently include additional activities such as shopping, swimming, spa or night life.

Parentage[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Cities / Wikipedia:WikiProject United States

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Related Wikiportals[edit]

Portal:Las Vegas

Related pages in Sister projects[edit]

Sister Project Searches[edit]

Participants[edit]

  • (Project founder / Resident) Guy M (soapbox) 12:23, August 15, 2005 (UTC) - Update: On Extended Break due to health issues. 09:44, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
  • jpgordon∇∆∇∆ 15:31, 15 August 2005 (UTC)
  • (Has a Las Vegas zip code) Vegaswikian 17:38, 15 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Satori 18:08, 16 August 2005 (UTC)
  • (non-resident) SpikeJones 12:01, 18 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Hypnotic31 19:50, 18 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Sam916 18:40, 19 August 2005 (UTC)
  • --michael180 19:04, August 22, 2005 (UTC) some pictures on commons and Cirque shows
  • Texaswebscout
  • (non-resident) TROGG 09:29, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
  • (non-resident) Toonces 20:02, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Stan 03:02, 9 February 2006 (UTC) - west side, conveniently close to Red Rock Canyon
  • James of Sunrise Manor 12:04, 3 April 2006 (UTC) - Plans to contribute on schools, other government entities. Dunno how that'll pan out, but we'll see.
  • Madcoverboy 18:42, 14 May 2006 (UTC) from Green Valley
  • (non-resident) Squeezeweasel 13:17, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • (non-resident) Patricknoddy
  • (resident for now)--Archstaff 20:08, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
  • SesameballTalk 22:13, 27 October 2007 (UTC) - plans to keep articles up to date, do local tasks like pictures, etc.
  • (resident) Simishag (talk) 08:01, 11 February 2008 (UTC)
  • (former resident/native) Rik (talk) 04:59, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Yellow Evan home, Leave Message, Sandbox 20:42, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
  • BoldSolitude I have set out to try to complete categories (Casinos in Las Vegas) and (Defunct Casinos in Las Vegas). I would like to complete both of these categories to the point that any user that pulls up these categories will have a complete listing of both. 7:11, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
  • SchnitzelMannGreek-I've traveled an stayed in Vegas frequently and know a bunch about the hotels. I am actually going there in a few days and when I return, I'll come back with fresh photos for stub articles and expand some20:46, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
  • WM86: Not from LV, but after playing things casino-related like the Casino Night Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and the Game Boy game Casino FunPak, I'd like to learn more about this city. I also want to revert vandalism and correct grammar and spelling. WM-86 00:42, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
  • 08OceanBeach SD: Resident of North County Coastal, though I maintain interest in Vegas-related subjects.
  • Pkkao2 aims to help with the topic of rail transport in Las Vegas. I'm going to Las Vegas very soon and plan to return with pictures and some first-hand experience.
  • (non-resident for now) I'd like to start Nevada energy law, and work on updating the ratings on talk pages. Bearian (talk) 21:48, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
  • (resident) Rosiestep (talk) 03:19, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Structure[edit]

Wikiproject Las Vegas will deal with many types of articles, not only those concerning CHRs, but also those such as Clark County, Las Vegas Strip, Cirque du Soleil and Lake Mead.

City articles[edit]

The city articles about Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada (and townships within the Las Vegas valley) should loosely conform to the guidelines of WikiProject Cities and Wikiproject Location Format.

Casinos, Hotels and Resorts (CHRs)[edit]

See Goals and Tasks

Recognized content[edit]

Featured article FA  A-Class article A   GA  B-Class article B  C-Class article C  Start-Class article Start  Stub-Class article Stub  Featured list FL   List  Wikipedia Book Book  Category page Category  Disambiguation page Disambig   Draft  Featured media FM   File   Portal   Project  Redirect page Redirect   Template   NA   ???  Total
4 0 14 76 69 792 310 1 46 0 83 2 0 1 8 1 1 22 35 1 11 1,476
WikiProject Las Vegas  articles by quality     Refresh


DYKs (Did You Know)s[edit]

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team release version selections[edit]

Formerly recognized content[edit]

Former featured articles[edit]

Former good articles[edit]

Hierarchy definition[edit]

No classification of this project has been defined.

Goals[edit]

  1. Maintain up–to–date accurate information.
    1. Common items that change frequently include: population, CHR ownership, name, room count, attractions and restaurants.
  2. Create a standard naming convention for CHR article titles.
  3. Create a easy navigation system of CHRs.
  4. Maintain a logical categorization for the location of CHRs.

Projects[edit]

  1. List all categories currently being used
  2. Identify main articles and what should be in each
  3. Create a simple definition of the area being covered, like is BC included or not. Or maybe keep a list here of all communities included.

Open tasks[edit]

Things you can do

  • Current collaborations:
  1. Create an article listing known CHRs, cities and other attractions. Possibly at Wikipedia:Wikiportal/Las Vegas.
  2. Create Templates:
    1. Create a template {{LV Resort}} with primary information (room count, location, owner, market (NASDAQ/NYSE), attractions, restaurants...) to be included into articles. See discussion on /Templates.
    2. Create a short template {{LV nav}}? with links to lists (ie: Wikipedia:Wikiportal/Las Vegas, List of Las Vegas attractions) See discussion on /Templates.
  3. Expand articles: See: Articles needing expansion
  4. Cleanup articles: Las Vegas Valley
  5. Create articles: See: Articles to be created

Adopt an article[edit]

Similar to the Collaboration of the week, but on a smaller scale, you might want to "adopt" an article. This would involve doing the research, writing, and picture-taking (if possible) for either a non-existent article or a stub. Of course, everyone else can still edit an adopted article, and you can work on other things too, but the idea is to find a focus for a while, to try and build up the number of quality articles the Project has produced.

General strategy and discussion forums[edit]

Wikipedia Talk:WikiProject Las Vegas
/Issues
/Strategy

Templates[edit]

Infoboxes[edit]

{{WikiProject Nevada}}

WikiProject Nevada / Las Vegas (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject icon Wikipedia:WikiProject Las Vegas is within the scope of WikiProject Nevada, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of the U.S. state of Nevada. If you would like to participate, visit the project page.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
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{{Infobox Casino}}

Stub templates[edit]

(Stubs are managed by the Stub-sorting WikiProject. *To propose new stub categories/templates, see Stub sorting criteria: Proposed new stubs.)

Other templates[edit]

Two red dice 01.svg This user is a member of the Las Vegas Wikiproject.

{{User:Sykko/templates/ubxvegasproj}}

Categories[edit]

  • Things

Lists[edit]

Articles[edit]

Article alerts[edit]

Articles for deletion
Proposed deletions
Peer reviews

Wikipedia articles on Las Vegas[edit]

Wikipedia namespace and Meta-Wiki articles on Las Vegas[edit]

New Wikipedia articles related to Las Vegas[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Las Vegas-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Wikipedia page. DYN has a 72 hr. time limit from the creation of the article.

Articles that need to be created[edit]

Older casinos that may be notable[edit]

Rail Transport in the Las Vegas Area[edit]

Articles needing expansion[edit]

Articles needing pictures[edit]

See Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Nevada for a list of articles needing pictures.

Did you know?[edit]

Article improvement drive[edit]

Articles being considered for a wiki wide effort to cleanup the article, anyone who has an id can vote. One article each week is selected based on having the highest number of votes at the end of each week. Articles of interest currently on the voting list: