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"Space program"[edit]

Space program has been nominated for discussion at RfD -- (talk)

Notification of nomination for deletion of Template:Green aviation[edit]

This is to inform the members of this Wikiproject, within the scope of which this article falls, that this article has been nominated for deletion at Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2016_July_11#Template:Green_aviation. - ~

Middle of the market[edit]

Hello, there are numerous attempts to describe this airliner market segment. It is not an aircraft project yet, but it is the subject of many articles of varying quality, but some are a good insight in this market evolution from specialised sources. But many editors are adding this to close airliners (737 MAX, 757, A321LR...) without any centralisation. While speculative but nonetheless established, a specific article on this subject would limit the amount of irrelevant noise in other articles. I made a quick User:Marc Lacoste/sandbox/Middle of the market, but it needs improvement. Do you think it could be useful or is it too speculative? --Marc Lacoste (talk) 16:27, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

With all respect for your efforts, I see little use. As I read you, "Middle of the Market" is commercial vocabulary, not technical. Which means it can mean anything anybody wants it to mean, and there's no discussion possible for lack of a defined standard. Better to avoid such vague terminology, or, if it must be used, indicate whose vocabulary is being referrecd to. Jan olieslagers (talk) 16:45, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. It's pretty well defined in the specialised press, either Av Week, Flight, Leeham, bloomberg, airinsight.
Well, what then are you asking? You have several sources that you consider reliable, what keeps you from creating a definition? Limiting noise is a most noble goal! Jan olieslagers (talk) 18:27, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
Because it's speculative and I wasn't sure it was useful enough to overcome this shortcoming. Thanks!--Marc Lacoste (talk) 19:59, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

I've done it : Middle of the market and replaced the parts about it in the B757 and A320neo articles with a link. --Marc Lacoste (talk) 17:13, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Bien fait! Some small details could be improved, but the article impresses both with its size and its quality! One point that I missed (or I should have missed something) is the distinction between single-aisle vs. wide-body - but I wouldn't know how to word it, in this respect, still less where to find references. Jan olieslagers (talk) 18:07, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

WikiJournal of Science promotion[edit]

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The WikiJournal of Science is a start-up academic journal which aims to provide a new mechanism for ensuring the accuracy of Wikipedia's scientific content. It is part of a WikiJournal User Group that includes the flagship WikiJournal of Medicine.[1][2]. Like Wiki.J.Med, it intends to bridge the academia-Wikipedia gap by encouraging contributions by non-Wikipedians, and by putting content through peer review before integrating it into Wikipedia.

Since it is just starting out, it is looking for contributors in two main areas:


  • See submissions through external academic peer review
  • Format accepted articles
  • Promote the journal


  • Original articles on topics that don't yet have a Wikipedia page, or only a stub/start
  • Wikipedia articles that you are willing to see through external peer review (either solo or as in a group, process analagous to GA / FA review)
  • Image articles, based around an important medical image or summary diagram

If you're interested, please come and discuss the project on the journal's talk page, or the general discussion page for the WikiJournal User group.

  1. ^ Shafee, T; Das, D; Masukume, G; Häggström, M. "WikiJournal of Medicine, the first Wikipedia-integrated academic journal". WikiJournal of Medicine. 4. doi:10.15347/wjm/2017.001. 
  2. ^ "Wikiversity Journal: A new user group". The Signpost. 2016-06-15. 

T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 10:39, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

COI Help on Solar Impulse Page[edit]

Hi… I’m Jeremy Lovey from Solar Impulse. I’m looking for someone to help me fix some inaccuracies on the Solar Impulse article. (Here’s my original Talk page post.) Obviously I have a conflict-of-interest, so I’m wondering if I can prevail upon any WP:Aviation volunteers? Would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks. -- Jeremy Solar (talk) 13:23, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

You should also ask at WT:Air (Aircraft), which is a more active talk page. -Fnlayson (talk) 15:08, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
@Jeremy Solar: Thank you for being up-front with this, it is a very constructive step. You should read wp:COI to understand the best practices. A brief disclosure note on your user page would be a great step. LeadSongDog come howl! 18:28, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Section for Boeing and Airbus articles[edit]

I think each plane should have it's own independent article and the articles on the families should also be independent. After all the B777x and A330neo as well as B737MAX and A320Neos have their independent articles but are still part of these families. We should keep the articles on the families but keep a main article link to each model.--NadirAli نادر علی (talk) 09:43, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

You need to be more specific which "families" need to be split out from the main article, remember in most cases where needed the content has already been split into different family members. MilborneOne (talk) 10:19, 22 February 2017 (UTC)