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WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Americas, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Americas on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.

{{Latin Union}}[edit]

Template:Latin Union (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 05:51, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

"Boomerang (Latin America)"[edit]

The usage of Boomerang (Latin America) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is up for discussion, see Talk:Boomerang (Latin American TV channel) -- (talk) 05:06, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

{{Organization of American States}}[edit]

Template:Organization of American States (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 01:44, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Several Americas templates up for deletion[edit]

see Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2013_August_31 for the nominations -- (talk) 00:52, 1 September 2013 (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) 20:49, 5 June 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)

"American Landrace"[edit]

FYI, the usage of "American Landrace" is up for discussion, see Talk:Dutch Landrace -- (talk) 06:38, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

United States R US[edit]

FYI: This is a copy of a thread that I started at: Wikipedia:WikiProject United States.
I'm proposing the above as preferred terms of reference as a friend from the UK and based on the following:

  1. Enemies of the United States typically refer to the nation as America.
  2. The United States only constitutes one of many countries in the Americas and only about one third of the total population.
  3. Amerigo Vespucci was and explorer of South America and the West Indies.
  4. Hawaii is arguably better defined as constituting a part of the United States rather than as representing a part of America.
  5. The primary reference to the country and is the United States. This is fairly well represented through many of the categories and articles connected to Category:Government in the United States and I would personally propose that this reference may be beneficially applied in other topics as per support from WP:UCRN.
  6. The term "United States" conveys a message of unity in specific ownership of a single nation while 50 countries across two continents share the roots of "American" terminologies.

Gregkaye 12:50, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Harej (talk) 16:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)


The naming of "Cougar" (should it be "Puma"?) is under discussion, see talk:Cougar -- (talk) 08:03, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride![edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

  • What? Wiki Loves Pride, a campaign to document and photograph LGBT culture and history, including pride events
  • When? June 2015
  • How can you help?
    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
    2.) Upload photographs or other media related to LGBT culture and history, including pride events, and add images to relevant Wikipedia articles; feel free to create a subpage with a gallery of your images (see examples from last year)
    3.) Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

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— Preceding unsigned comment added by Another Believer (talkcontribs) 02:41, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Middle America (region) listed at Requested moves[edit]


A requested move discussion has been initiated for Middle America (region) to be moved to Middle America (Americas). This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 07:30, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

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"-American" or "-Americans"[edit]

FYI, there's an RFC going on at WP:VPR the Village Pump, concerning article naming for using "XYZ American" or "XYZ Americans" as the title of these ethnic articles -- (talk) 05:40, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Category:Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for deletion. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 03:21, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Upcoming "420 collaboration"[edit]

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You are invited to participate in the upcoming

"420 collaboration",

which is being held from Saturday, April 15 to Sunday, April 30, and especially on April 20, 2017!

The purpose of the collaboration, which is being organized by WikiProject Cannabis, is to create and improve cannabis-related content at Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in a variety of fields, including: culture, health, hemp, history, medicine, politics, and religion.

For more information about this campaign, and to learn how you can help improve Wikipedia, please visit the "420 collaboration" page.

---Another Believer (Talk) 21:32, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Popular pages report[edit]

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, Community Tech bot will post at Wikipedia:WikiProject Americas/Popular pages with a list of the most-viewed pages over the previous month that are within the scope of WikiProject Americas.

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 Mr.Z-man for his original Mr.Z-bot, 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 Americas, and what articles may be deserving of more attention. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at m:User talk:Community Tech bot.

Warm regards, the Community Tech Team 17:15, 17 May 2017 (UTC)