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Hostile architecture[edit]

I ask this wikiproject's opinion on some of the sources I've proposed on Talk:Hostile architecture. I know it's a long list, but a few would be nice. Thanks, Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 03:21, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

Edwin A. Keeble (potential POV-pushing)[edit]

User:Eagledj added a direct quote which sounds POV to me:

  • "...Edwin Keeble designed dozens of homes in our finest enclaves (and some of our more, shall we say, affordable ones, for that matter) and to say 'It's a Keeble,' about a seven-figure home is like putting a pretty corsage on an Armani tuxedo".

I find the second clause (comparing it to an Armani suit) a bit much. At the same time, it is not in the voice of Wikipedia, but in the voice of the quoted publication. Should it be trimmed? Please ping me when you reply. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 01:29, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

Hi Zigzig20s-- I share your concern, and I don't mind striking the quote or trimming it; however, it is a direct quote from a RS that has been given attribution. I does sound catty, and doesn't fit the article as it stands. Point well taken. Give me a chance to soften it before we throw it out altogether. Regards--Eagledj (talk) 02:10, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you.02:49, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
Belated reply on article Talkpage. KJP1 (talk) 05:03, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

Template:Architecture in Portland, Oregon[edit]

I've nominated Template:Architecture in Portland, Oregon for deletion, and invite project members to contribute to the discussion. Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 23:47, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

Frank Gehry Carbonite Tower, Hanover, Germany[edit]

Re: Frank Gehry Carbonite Tower, Hanover, Germany So does anyone know who is the image of on this building? Is this part of the facade tranlucent like the adjacent windows? Greg Good; — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:06, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

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)

Unreliable source?[edit]

I don't think this WordPress website is a reliable source, is it? Added (in good faith) by User:Eagledj to expand Edward Emmett Dougherty. But if it's unreliable, none of its related content can appear on Wikipedia.Zigzig20s (talk) 14:28, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Zigzig20s - well, it's a blog, and it obviously has a commercial element. That said, it's a well-informed and well-written blog, by a specialist in their field. And it's not being used to source exceptional claims. It reminds me a little of this, [1], which is an exceptionally well-written and well-researched architectural blog. It's a judgement call, but I think it might meet the Exceptions criteria published here and personally I'd be ok with it. If it was all we had, and/or it was being used to support something like "the world's best architect", that may be different but it isn't. KJP1 (talk) 16:04, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Seeking feedback for a future FAC[edit]

Greetings and salutations, attentive members of WikiProject Architecture. As a fellow member of this WikiProject, I wish to ask your assistance with Ludwigsburg Palace in proofreading and the Featured Article process. –Vami_IV✠ 01:18, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Review request for a possible COI problem[edit]

Cherry Hill, Virginia Water was created at about the same time that it went on the market having been renovated for over 4 years. [2] [3]. i have a very strong suspicion that the editor who created this article may have a COI and be using this page as a means of gaining visibility for the property. As a grade II listed building and with a real historic background I had no qualms about accepting this AFC submission but I would appreciate it if someone with more experience in architecture than I have a look and clean up any unnecessary estate agent fluff. Cheers Dom from Paris (talk) 17:05, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

((U|Domdeparis}} - You may very well be right on the COI. Let's see if there's a response to the Tag. That said, you're also right that it warrants an article, and this one's not too bad, although rather undersourced. I'm not see it stuffed with puffery. I'll keep an eye out too, and also see if I can find a few sources. Best regards. KJP1 (talk) 17:36, 17 July 2018 (UTC)