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WikiProject Alabama (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is part of WikiProject Alabama, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to Alabama on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, you can edit this article, or visit the project page to join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
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Stats for February 1[edit]

Thought I would take advantage of the Massviews tool to report out stats on WikiProject Alabama. All stats are for the last 20 days of January 2017 (1/12-1/31).

  • Total pages: 12,972
  • Total page views: 14,479,085

Top 10 articles by page views[edit]

Article Rating Views Avg./day Notes
John Lewis (Georgia politician) C 687,039 34,352
Desmond Doss Start 440,124 22,006
Julio Jones C 401,610 20,081
Deepwater Horizon oil spill C 374,458 18,723
Zelda Fitzgerald FA 356,744 17,837 Featured Article on Wikipedia's main page Nov. 15, 2009
Jeff Sessions B 317,497 15,875
Deepwater Horizon explosion C 288.985 14,449
Rosa Parks B 220,883 11,044 A level–4 vital article in People
Courteney Cox C 194,531 9,727
Martin Luther King III B 183,550 9,178

Top 10 articles with requested photographs[edit]

Article Rating Views Avg./day
Bart Starr C 34,630 1,732
M Lamar Stub 13,045 652
Tony Cox (actor) Stub 8,521 426
Gus Malzahn Start 5,358 268
Roy Moore B 4,355 218
Books-A-Million Start 3,373 169
Annabelle Gurwitch Stub 1,613 81
Sand Mountain (Alabama) Start 1,234 62
Robert Tyler (Confederate Register of the Treasury) Stub 1,228 61
Caitlin Brunell Start 1,102 55

Top 10 articles with requested maps[edit]

Article Rating Views Avg./day
Demographics of Alabama Start 3,114 156
History of Alabama Start 2,883 144
Holman Correctional Facility Stub 2,216 111
Mobile District Stub 1,832 92
Geneva County massacre Start 1,710 86
Vestavia Hills High School Start 778 39
Nickajack Start 674 34
Canebrake (region of Alabama) Stub 345 17
Alabama Great Southern Railroad Start 328 16
Cochrane–Africatown USA Bridge Stub 224 11

And at the other end of the spectrum.…

Articles with zero page views[edit]

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:25, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Silas, AL[edit]


While looking at the page for Silas, AL, I attempted to access the website listed as the official website for the town of Silas. The website was no longer functional and seems to be for sale. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2620:0:102D:7:318E:674:C140:812D (talk) 15:03, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

RfC on election/referendum naming format[edit]

An RfC on moving the year from the end to the start of article titles (e.g. South African general election, 2019 to 2019 South African general election) has been reopened for further comment, including on whether a bot could be used move the articles if it closed in favour of the change: Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (government and legislation)#Proposed change to election/referendum naming format. Cheers, Number 57 15:45, 20 October 2018 (UTC)