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Sir Edmund Andros[edit]

The sole governor of the Dominion of New England, Andros was infamous for trying to seize the CT charter. His article is currently C-Class. Is it possible to review it for a B? DCItalk 17:55, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

link to article. Looks good on a cursory look; you could maybe get that to A-class, GA, or even FA without too much extra. Best of luck! Pi.1415926535 (talk) 18:47, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
I remember this one. The various other projects had it at Start, and I tagged it for CT and rated it up to C about a year and a half ago. I didn't rate it up to B at the time for two reasons:
  1. There are four pictures in the article, but two of them are of other governors and really aren't relevant.
  2. While the article is well cited, only half of them are unverifiable without a trip to the library. While I don't doubt that they are accurate, I simply didn't put the time in to proof the article. I'm not opposed to it going up to B per se (it does otherwise pass the good article checklist), but I didn't want to make the call. Best, Markvs88 (talk) 23:02, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Sorry it's taken me such a long time to respond, but I've been working on two other projects and was caught up in them. The picture of Simon Bradstreet might be irrelevant, but Francis Nicholson figures prominently in Andros's life and should be kept on the page. The sourecs (at least some of them) can be found on Google Books, and Samuel Webb (1676 and Lord Churchill's Coup) uses Andros as a central figure in his histories of colonial times. DCItalk 03:48, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Long overdue: Connecticut article guidelines[edit]

Would anyone (or everyone?) be interested in working on a Connecticut set of Article guidelines or Manual of Style? Many wikiprojects have a framework such as WikiProject Universities or Wikiproject Hawaii. The goal would be to have a standard list of article sections, things not to include, valid and invalid sources, state resolved issues (Wethersfield vs. Windsor as first settlement comes to mind...) et cetera. Thoughts? Best, Markvs88 (talk) 20:36, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

I have no objection in theory, although I don't know if there is as much a need to do this for CT articles compared to HI articles (no unique spelling rules, etc.) Feel free to write up a draft; I look forward to seeing it. I think this would be a good idea for WP:UCONN as well (but that's another topic). Grondemar 04:43, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks Grondemar, I've made a start at Wikipedia:WikiProject Connecticut/Connecticut article guidelines, hopefully we can get some energy behind this and commentary at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Connecticut/Connecticut article guidelines. I agree, it could also be useful for the UConn project too. Best, Markvs88 (talk) 16:08, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
  • BUMP! Is anyone else interested in commenting? If no one objects by 15 February 2012 I'll assume acceptance of "The Draft"... Best, Markvs88 (talk) 15:06, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Connecticut will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Connecticut's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 23:54, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

WP Connecticut in the Signpost[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Connecticut for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. -Mabeenot (talk) 03:10, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Idea for March collaboration - Wikipedia:The Core Contest[edit]

I recently came across Wikipedia:The Core Contest. Apparently Casliber (talk · contribs) is putting together a three-week contest in March to drive improvement in core articles. One of the articles on the contest's core list is Connecticut. I was thinking that, if members of the project are interested, we could do a collaboration as part of the contest to improve Connecticut, maybe up to GA status. It would also be a good opportunity for teambuilding among project participants. Let me know if anyone is interested in this. Grondemar 23:40, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

I'm in! Best, Markvs88 (talk) 02:41, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Greetings from GLAM-Wiki US[edit]

Invitation to join GLAM-Wiki US

Hello! This WikiProject aligns closely with the work of the GLAM-Wiki initiative (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums), a global community of volunteers who assist cultural institutions with sharing resources with Wikimedia. GLAM-Wiki US is a new community initiative focused on organizing cultural collaborations within the United States. GLAM organizations are diverse and span numerous topics, from libraries and art museums to science centers and historic sites. We currently have a backlog of interested institutions- and we need your help!

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Portal:New England was nominated for Featured Portals[edit]

Here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Achowat (talkcontribs)

Image redlinks[edit]

These article have missing images:

Cheers. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 06:55, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Fairfield train crash[edit]

I've started the Fairfield train crash article, but it needs putting into American English. Mjroots (talk) 20:10, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Peter Stuyvesant[edit]

Is Peter Stuyvesant within the scope of your project? -- (talk) 06:04, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Roxbury, Connecticut[edit]

Could one of you fine folks please take a look at the above article? I am not very knowledgeable about your fine state. As a matter of fact, the only reason I even know how to spell it is because I grew up on Connecticut Street in Indiana. But in looking at the above article, I noticed there is a problem with the notable people section. It appears that over half the people on the list have no connection to the city mentioned in their Wikipedia biographies. It is also listed as a high importance article on your project and seems very under-referenced to me. I apologize for not being able to fix it myself, but I figured you guys and gals would be better suited for it than I would be. Thanks! Gtwfan52 (talk) 03:45, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Project Status?[edit]

Is there anyone actitively involved with this project? I've added my name, made some edits but I don't see anyone else adding anything to here. Hobbamock (talk) 15:35, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Active. Take a look at the log for assessment activity, and the watchlist for recent edits on project monitored pages.Greg Bard (talk) 22:31, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Hey! Thanks! Hobbamock (talk) 12:51, 7 March 2014 (UTC)


Anyone in Connecticut able to obtain photos of National Register of Historic Place listings? Ideally, I'd like each listing to have a photo, but hundreds do not and Ashlawn was incorrect and had to be removed. I've been working extensively in the area, but I do not have access to these properties so many. I'd like photos, galleries especially historical districts, and the desire is to make comprehensive articles. Connecticut is neglected and surrounded by the two dominate NRHP states, but there is no reason it can't be just as well-covered. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 04:51, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

  • @ChrisGualtieri: We might be able to help as part of the user group listed below, as I am sure that it wouldn't be hard to direct some editors in that state to help out, especially since there is a Wikimedia chapter to the west and it is included in a user group as well. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 04:50, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in the Americas may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 20:56, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

New England Wikimedians website[edit]

Hey all. I would just like to let you know that the New England Wikimedians user group now has a website. If anyone would like to get involved in an event or suggest hosting something, please let us know there, as we are trying to increase our events in areas outside of Massachusetts and would love to have help organize and host events in the region. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 04:42, 24 July 2014 (UTC)


I have nominated John Mayer for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Snuggums (talk / edits) 18:52, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Expert attention[edit]

This is a notice about Category:Connecticut articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 06:00, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletions[edit]

Edwin Adams (politician), Dudley Ely, and Walter C. Quintard

Greetings folks,

I took a lot of time and effort to do research and create articles for every elected official (state representatives, senators and mayors) for my hometown Norwalk. I am pretty sure, that given the size of the city, they qualify under the notability guidelines otherwise I would not have bothered. Now we have someone proposing to delete several of them. Please do take a look at the situation before they decide to make more proposals. Greg Bard (talk) 17:46, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Quintard is the most difficult one... I only found his role in presenting evidence in the murder trial covered in The New York Times. The historical society records certainly would meet the GNG and N guidelines, but that is difficult to do. Wish I could help more, but I chimed in on 2. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 18:28, 14 February 2015 (UTC)