Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Iowa
|WikiProject Iowa||(Rated NA-class)|
- 1 Town Photo Collection Now Available
- 2 Expert attention
- 3 To do
- 4 List of county courthouses in Iowa
- 5 Board of Regents
- 6 RM: Barry Davis (amateur wrestler)
- 7 Suggestion
- 8 Iowa geography stubs
- 9 Talk:Atlantic High School (Iowa)#Title confusion
- 10 Auto-assessment of article classes
- 11 US 50,000 Challenge invite
- 12 Upcoming "420 collaboration"
- 13 Popular pages report
Town Photo Collection Now Available
Hi Iowa Wikipedians! Long time. Just wanted to let you know that I have finally put my collection of 7204 photographs from 213 towns in 59 counties in Iowa on line. These include general town photos (of varying quality), as well as NRHP buildings. They all have the Creative Commons CC BY-NC 3.0 license. They can be found at: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/search/collection/iowatowns
Here is a list of all the towns: Ackley, Iowa, Adair, Iowa, Allison, Iowa, Altoona, Iowa, Anamosa, Iowa, Ankeny, Iowa, Aplington, Iowa, Argyle, Iowa, Atkins, Iowa, Austinville, Iowa, Ballyclough, Iowa, Belle Plaine, Iowa, Blairsburg, Iowa, Boone Forks, Iowa, Brandon, Iowa, Brighton, Iowa, Buckeye, Iowa, Burlington, Iowa, Canoe Ridge, Iowa, Cascade, Iowa, Cedar, Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Charter Oak, Iowa, Chester, Iowa, Clarksville, Iowa, Clear Lake, Iowa, Colfax, Iowa, Columbus Junction, Iowa, Coppock, Iowa, Coralville, Iowa, Cotter, Iowa, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Dakota City, Iowa, Davenport, Iowa, Dayton, Iowa, Decorah, Iowa, Defiance, Iowa, Denison, Iowa, Denmark, Iowa, Denver, Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, DeSoto, Iowa, Dike, Iowa, Donnellson, Iowa, Dubuque, Iowa, Dyersville, Iowa, Early, Iowa, Fairfield, Iowa, Fertile, Iowa, Festina, Iowa, Fillmore, Iowa, Floyd, Iowa, Fort Atkinson, Iowa, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Fort Madison, Iowa, Franklin, Iowa, Fredonia, Iowa, Freeport, Iowa, Fremont, Iowa, Frytown, Iowa, Garnavillo, Iowa, Glenwood, Iowa, Grandview, Iowa, Grinnell, Iowa, Guttenberg, Iowa, Hardscrabble, Iowa, Harlan, Iowa, Haskins, Iowa, Hedrick, Iowa, Hills, Iowa, Homestead, Iowa, Humboldt, Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, Iowa Falls, Iowa, Irving, Iowa, Janesville, Iowa, Joice, Iowa, Kalona, Iowa, Keokuk, Iowa, Keota, Iowa, Kingston, Iowa, Kinross, Iowa, La Crew, Iowa, Ladora, Iowa, Lake Mills, Iowa, Lancaster, Iowa, Le Grand, Iowa, Lehigh, Iowa, Lime Springs, Iowa, Linby, Iowa, Linn Grove, Iowa, Lisbon, Iowa, Lockridge, Iowa, Lowell, Iowa, Luxemburg, Iowa, Lytton, Iowa, Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa, Malcom, Iowa, Marengo, Iowa, Marion, Iowa, Marquette, Iowa, Martelle, Iowa, Martinsburg, Iowa, Maynard, Iowa, McGregor, Iowa, Mediapolis, Iowa, Millville, Iowa, Milo, Iowa, Missouri Valley, Iowa, Modale, Iowa, Mondamin, Iowa, Monroe, Iowa, Monticello, Iowa, Montrose, Iowa, Moorhead, Iowa, Morning Sun, Iowa, Morse, Iowa, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Mount Vernon, Iowa, Mt. Hamill, Iowa, National, Iowa, New Boston, Iowa, New Hampton, Iowa, New London, Iowa, New Vienna, Iowa, Noble, Iowa, Oakville, Iowa, Oelwein, Iowa, Olds, Iowa, Ollie, Iowa, Orchard, Iowa, Osage, Iowa, Oskaloosa, Iowa, Otho, Iowa, Otley, Iowa, Oxford, Iowa, Pacific Junction, Iowa, Packwood, Iowa, Palo, Iowa, Parkers Grove, Iowa, Parkersburg, Iowa, Pella, Iowa, Peterson, Iowa, Pisgah, Iowa, Pleasant Plain, Iowa, Pomeroy, Iowa, Prairie City, Iowa, Readlyn, Iowa, Richland, Iowa, Roberts, Iowa, Rochester, Iowa, Rome, Iowa, Rubio, Iowa, Rudd, Iowa, Rutland, Iowa, Sac City, Iowa, Salem, Iowa, Sawyer, Iowa, Shell Rock, Iowa, Shellsburg, Iowa, Shueyville, Iowa, Sigourney, Iowa, Sioux City, Iowa, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, Sixteen, Iowa, Soldier, Iowa, Solon, Iowa, South Amana, Iowa, South English, Iowa, Spillville, Iowa, Spillville Mill, Iowa, Springdale, Iowa, St. Ansgar, Iowa, Stacyville, Iowa, Stone City, Iowa, Storm Lake, Iowa, Stratford, Iowa, Sutliff, Iowa, Swedesburg, Iowa, Swisher, Iowa, Tama, Iowa, Timber Ridge, Iowa, Toeterville, Iowa, Toledo, Iowa, Toolesboro, Iowa, Urbana, Iowa, Ute, Iowa, Volney, Iowa, Walcott, Iowa, Walford, Iowa, Walnut, Iowa, Wapello, Iowa, Washington, Iowa, Waterloo, Iowa, Waukon, Iowa, Waverly, Iowa, Wayland, Iowa, Webster, Iowa, Wellman, Iowa, West Branch, Iowa, West Liberty, Iowa, West Point, Iowa, West Union, Iowa, Westfield, Iowa, Wever, Iowa, Williams, Iowa, Winfield, Iowa, Winterset, Iowa, Worthington, Iowa, Wyman, Iowa, and Yarmouth, Iowa.
- Unfortunately, that NC license makes them "fair use" photos on Wikipedia. The only restrictions we accept here are BY and SA. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 23:51, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
This is a notice about Category:Iowa articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 21:46, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Board of Regents
I have created an article for the state's board of regents. I was wondering how we should deal with this stylistically on other pages. Should we accept Iowa Board of Regents as an acceptable reference, or always stick to the official name, which is Board of Regents, State of Iowa? Your input is appreciated! Medtion (talk) 20:45, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
- Late comment, I know, but @Medtion: I would prefer "Iowa Board of Regents", for the article title as being closer to the WP:COMMONNAME. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 17:40, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Greetings! I have recently relisted a requested move discussion at Talk:Barry Davis (amateur wrestler), regarding a page relating to this WikiProject. Discussion and opinions are invited. Thanks, –Chase (talk / contribs) 22:23, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
Hello all! I was curious if anyone else thought it might be a good idea to make a (nonbinding) guideline on how all the individual US state WikiProjects should organize themselves, to help standardize them. I originally put this suggestion in the WikiProject United States talk page, so feel free to look there if you're interested. It's pretty empty though; basically all they said was to see what each of the individual projects thought about it. Please tell me if you have any concerns with this idea; hopefully we can find a way for everyone to love it! Also, I'm new at making proposals, so please forgive me if I do anything silly. :) Hope that you like this idea! JonathanHopeThisIsUnique (talk) 04:55, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
- @JonathanHopeThisIsUnique: Different WikiProjects serve different purposes (see my post at Wikipedia:WikiProject X/Stories/Archive 1#WikiProject Iowa), so I don't think a single guideline or suggested template would be a good idea, even if non-binding. A list of "available elements for Project design" might be handy, I suppose, but I suspect that many Project designers already look at existing projects to see what features they think will be most useful to their own project. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 20:16, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Iowa geography stubs
Howdy all - I've been sorting through the 1,300+ stub articles on geographic locations in the great state of Iowa and I need your advice. It would be helpful for stub sorters if we could figure out how to split Iowa on the regional level, so that we'd have (for example) "Northern Iowa geographical stubs" as a parent of stub articles for places in those counties that fall into that region. ANYWAY... long story short, can you recommend a source for us to determine what constitutes Iowa's regions? Thanks for any advice you can give me. Cheers, Pegship (talk) 00:54, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi, there is a discussion on a page of interest to your project regarding a page split and titling issue. Please add your knowledge to the discussion. Thanks. John from Idegon (talk) 08:46, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Auto-assessment of article classes
Following a recent discussion at WP:VPR, there is consensus for an opt-in bot task that automatically assesses the class of articles based on classes listed for other project templates on the same page. In other words, if WikiProject A has evaluated an article to be C-class and WikiProject B hasn't evaluated the article at all, such a bot task would automatically evaluate the article as C-class for WikiProject B.
If you think auto-assessment might benefit this project, consider discussing it with other members here. For more information or to request an auto-assessment run, please visit User:BU RoBOT/autoassess. This is a one-time message to alert projects with over 1,000 unassessed articles to this possibility. ~ RobTalk 22:31, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
US 50,000 Challenge invite
Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more states than they might otherwise work on. If there's the interest I will start 1000 State Challenges like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of states regularly contributing. If you would like to see masses of articles being improved for the US and your specialist/home state like Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, sign up today and once the challenge starts a contest can be organized. This is a way we can target every state, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant and also sign under any state sub challenge on the page that you might contribute to! Thankyou.♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:15, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
Upcoming "420 collaboration"
Popular pages report
We – Community Tech – are happy to announce that the Popular pages bot is back up-and-running (after a one year hiatus)! You're receiving this message because your WikiProject or task force is signed up to receive the popular pages report. Every month, will post at Wikipedia:WikiProject Iowa/Popular pages with a list of the most-viewed pages over the previous month that are within the scope of WikiProject Iowa.
We've made some enhancements to the original report. Here's what's new:
- The pageview data includes both desktop and mobile data.
- The report will include a link to the pageviews tool for each article, to dig deeper into any surprises or anomalies.
- The report will include the total pageviews for the entire project (including redirects).
We're grateful to m:User talk:Community Tech bot.for his original , and we wish his bot a happy robot retirement. Just as before, we hope the popular pages reports will aid you in understanding the reach of WikiProject Iowa, and what articles may be deserving of more attention. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at
Warm regards, the Community Tech Team 17:16, 17 May 2017 (UTC)