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WikiProject Milton Keynes or WikiProject Buckinghamshire?[edit]

As big as this is, i do not think it is large enough for a project. However, there is no project covering the county i which Milton Keynes is in so may i suggest this project expands its scope and become WikiProject Buckinghamshire? Simply south (talk) 16:49, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

A reverse take-over! I like it :) --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 17:04, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
This project was suggested at the WikiProject Council sometime back. However, a Buckinghamshire Project, and potential Milton Keynes taskforce, could work better as it would hopefully get more people interested. SeveroTC 22:25, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
So what defines a 'task force'? --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 12:17, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
It's like a mini-project. It has it's own group of members who look at a specific area within the scope of a project, but all the admin and bureaucracy is still covered by the main WikiProject, avoiding doubling up of all the admin work etc. SeveroTC 13:24, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Should i move ths project and sort things then? Simply south (talk) 14:54, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneSeveroTC 14:59, 3 April 2008 (UTC)


I've tagged about 1000 articles that fall under the recursive category of Buckinghamshire with some exceptions, some which then fed into other counties (the categorisation in these cases is wrong) and people who play for sports teams in our areas (my thinking is that sportspeople from Bucks are within the scope, but sportspeople who play in Bucks are not). If you find a load of articles that are tagged and you're not sure they should be in our scope, or vice-versa, leave a note here and we can do whatever's necessary! SeveroTC 12:25, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Is there a way of seeing what has been tagged in this way? -- Roleplayer (talk) 15:04, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:WikiProject_Buckinghamshire gives you the list. SeveroTC 16:03, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
Thank you, I thought it was something like that. -- Roleplayer (talk) 16:11, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

One that's come up is Calchfynydd. I was a little sceptical about adding this one as I thought "hang on, that sounds Welsh!", but it's clearly marked Category:History of Buckinghamshire..... SeveroTC 21:59, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

I would say don't include it, because it's only one researcher that is trying to push that it was in the Chilterns area - all others place the kingdom elsewhere. However if you want to pre-Roman district that modern-day Buckinghamshire is in, it's Catuvellauni, and that's not in WP:BUCKS yet. -- Roleplayer (talk) 22:50, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
In that one, someone had got overzealous in putting it in the History of Buckinghamshire category, not to mention History of Herts, Oxon etc. I think we'll find some other dodgy categorisation here and there. I don't think such articles, including Catuvellauni, that date back so far before "Buckinghamshire" was conceived, should be included. SeveroTC 22:53, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
How about Cunobelinus though? He was the king of the Catuvellauni, and it is he that the Kimbles are named after. -- Roleplayer (talk) 23:18, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

I think, in general, pre-Buckinghamshire history should not be covered, however, in specific cases such as the one you mention where the subject has some significance now, then they should be included (if my meaning is clear). Either way, if anyone thinks a particular article should be added, be bold and add it :) SeveroTC 21:57, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Project banner image[edit]

I was looking for a more appropriate Buckinghamshire photo for the project banner, but in lieu of a flag or a very recognisable building or scene, I wasn't really sure what to pick. I would have chosen a little map, but I couldn't find one on commons :S The current one is very MK biased! SeveroTC 12:27, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

The county does have an unofficial flag, but it's very difficult to draw seeing as it has the county swan in the middle of it. What about a notable landmark? -- Roleplayer (talk) 15:40, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
How about the swan logo? Or even a picture of a swan? --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 16:53, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Concrete Cows. Simply south (talk) 18:18, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
The concrete cows are still very MK-centric. I like the idea of a picture of a swan. -- Roleplayer (talk) 00:36, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
I agree. A swan sounds good. SeveroTC 00:47, 8 April 2008 (UTC)


My thoughts on project goals:

That's about all for now :) SeveroTC 12:42, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

  • I notice that Buckinghamshire used to be considered FA status in the past - can we focus on getting that back up to scratch first? -- Roleplayer (talk) 15:01, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
I agree, when it was promoted the criteria was a little different so there may be a fair amount of work to do in some areas, but I think it's core for this project! SeveroTC 16:05, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Buckinghamshire navigation template[edit]

Would it be possible for this new team to create and roll out a Template:Buckinghamshire inline with the rest of England (as per this link)? Something like Template:Greater Manchester or Template:Oxfordshire would be great! --Jza84 |  Talk  01:49, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

I've made a start, where does this template go then? -- Roleplayer (talk) 11:41, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, I forgot to check if this had been actioned! Looks like you've worked that one out! It looks great! Well done! --Jza84 |  Talk  01:46, 9 April 2008 (UTC)


I don't know if it was the right thing to do, but I started a list of requested articles, here. -- Roleplayer (talk) 15:48, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

I'll do a navigation box so it's easy to find such subpages. There is already a category (Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Buckinghamshire) for photographs. SeveroTC 21:59, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Museums in Buckinghamshire[edit]

Could I ask for some help accessing local knowledge, from members of this wikiproject, on the behalf of the new WikiProject Museums? We are currently trying to identify articles within the Museum projects scope (& develop guidelines to help improve them etc). There is a List of museums in Buckinghamshire. Could you take a look at the list for your local area and see if any are missing or create articles for any red links. Could you also add the new project banner "{{WikiProject Museums}}" to the Talk pages of the articles, so that we can identify those in need of work etc. Any help appreciated &, if anyone is interested you are welcome to join the project or discuss Museum related articles on the Project Talk Page.— Rod talk 13:49, 7 April 2008 (UTC)



I'm thinking between us we probably have a lot of hard sources to hand,so how about a listing so that we can easily ask someone if we need something from a particular source? I'll get the ball rolling, I have in front of me:

  • The Plan for Milton Keynes Volume One. Milton Keynes Development Corporation. Bletchley: European. 1970. ISBN 0903379007.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (|date= suggested) (help)
  • The Plan for Milton Keynes Volume Two. Milton Keynes Development Corporation. Bletchley: European. 1970. ISBN 0903379007.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (|date= suggested) (help)
  • Markham, Sir Frank (1986) [1973]. History of Milton Keynes and District Volume 1. Luton: White Crescent. ISBN 0900804297. 
  • Markham, Sir Frank (1986) [1975]. History of Milton Keynes and District Volume 2. Luton: White Crescent. ISBN 0900804300. 
  • Clapson, Mark (2004). A Social History of Milton Keynes. London: Frank Cass. ISBN 0714684171. 
  • Cook, Robert (2004). Bletchley Past & Present. Stroud: Sutton. ISBN 075093445X. 

SeveroTC 23:55, 7 April 2008 (UTC) (Updated 12:18, 8 April 2008 (UTC))


See User:Roleplayer/Bucks sources

-- Roleplayer (talk) 13:17, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Quality Assessment[edit]

Can others please suggest/ advise on how articles in the Bucks Project should be (peer-)reviewed and their ratings reassessed. Some articles have ratings based on Wikipedia:WikiProject UK geography assessment previously done others do not. Meanwhile I saw one tagged just now by this project which is also part of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Football i.e. Talk:Milton Keynes Dons F.C. which was just reassessed. I could see no discussion or peer review it seems it was done on the run without reference here or to the football project. If we are to have some consistency it would be useful to know the criteria/ process and / who has responsibility to do this and how the community should be involved. ThanksTmol42 (talk) 23:23, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

I've been running AWB to migrate ratings carried out by other projects to our new project banner and assessment scheme. This reduces the amount of articles we have to assess from around 1000 to 250. All projects broadly base their assessments upon the Version 1.0 Editorial Team assessment criteria, so there shouldn't be any differences in ratings. I will migrate the various bits from those pages to project sub-pages here when I find the time. On the levels below Good Article - namely "Stub", "Start" and "B" - no further peer assessment needs to be undertaken other than a "silent review", there doesn't need to be discussion at these levels. With the example you cite, someone asked me about the rating of the article so I reassessed it manually and it fits the "B" criteria, so I altered the assessment ratings on the talk page.
The point of assessing is two-fold. First, it enables us to chart the quality of the individual article. Second, it allows us to chart the quality of articles within the scope of the WikiProject altogether. This is the more interesting one for us as most articles are already covered by another WikiProject and so individually assessed.
As for who/how to assess and so on, all guidelines are taken from the Version 1.0 Editorial Team. Up to and including the "B" assessment, anyone can assess or reassess an article - it is completely unbureaucratic. It can be a bit subjective. Beyond "B", there is an assessment system for Good Articles and Featured Articles. The "A" assessment I don't think we will end up using - it is a seldom used stepping stone between GA and FA which only larger projects (for example Biography) use. I personally don't think it's good practice to grade your own work above "Start" (recognising up to "Start" is easy, beyond is where the subjectivity starts), so I would typically remove the assessment altogether, which places the article back into the Unassessed Buckinghamshire articles category. Hopefully then someone else comes along to assess it - this is more likely if the category holds less than 20 articles at any one time! Hope this answers your questions! SeveroTC 23:49, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh, if you want a certain few articles reviewed sooner rather than later, list them here and I'll look through them tomorrow. SeveroTC 23:57, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your full and very helpful reply. The issue I have found with contributing to articles about small settlements, unlike larger towns and conurbations, is they tend to be developed by one or two editors only so there is next to no development and refinement based on critique of each others edits etc. I have been working on quite a number of the typical small village settlements(only 100-300 inhabitants) in the Chilterns spiraling out from a hub / cluster of 4 villages whose history /communities are closely interlinked due to their relative isolation from others not far distant.
So it would be really helpful if you could take a look at Cholesbury and Hawridge which are furthest advanced editorially speaking of the four and follow most closely the template guidance for village settlements and then if you can spare the time then either Buckland Common and St Leonards which are yet to be reconfigured like the first two. It would be also useful for others to know what needs to be contained within a very small hamlet like Chivery or Asheridge which are to be fond all over Bucks to get them a descent rating. Being remote autonomous settlements which fall below the level which census and other demographic data can be desegregated from Local Government statistics limits what can be incorporated. Any thoughts will be much appreciatedTmol42 (talk) 23:43, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
I've left comments about Cholesbury at the talk page there, it's "B" standard but really suffers from the lack of inline citations. I haven't left comments at Hawridge but it's very similar, although there doesn't seem to be the issue of repeated links in sections. Considering the size of the villages, I think it's very good work! Keep it up! SeveroTC 00:28, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks the guidance and suggested improvements here will be helpful in improving the article and I think will be of use for others working on upgrading villages and other settlements Tmol42 (talk) 13:03, 12 April 2008 (UTC)


Please could someone have a look at the article on Wexham. I was working my way through categorising civil parishes in Bucks and came across this page which is a hybrid of Wexham a settlement / civil parish in Buckinghamshire and a suburb of the unitary authority of Slough Wexham Park / Wexham Court. It was categorised as a Berkshire stub which I reclassified as a Buckinghamshire stub but perhaps its both on reflection! It looks like someone else has also queried the content as there is a hidden query inserted about the history of the parishes. Either way it needs sorting but I don't have enough knowledge of this part of Bucks but happy to help someone who has. I also had a look over at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Berkshire but they look to be still in the early stages of their project, Thanks Tmol42 (talk) 11:28, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

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Interesting, I have added the template to the project page, will await bot response. -- roleplayer 16:13, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Assessment rating[edit]

I have adopted the assessment rating from WP Somerset, because theirs appeared to be quite good. I will now make a start at assessing Bucks articles according to this scale, feel free to join me. -- roleplayer 12:51, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Olney, Milton Keynes or Olney, Buckinghamshire.[edit]

Please contribute to the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject UK geography#Olney, Milton Keynes; Caversham, Reading; Wanborough, Swindon --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 21:22, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Discussion has been settled. Result: use ceremonial counties for disambiguation of places, and in a geographic frame of reference, see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject UK geography#Olney, Milton Keynes; Caversham, Reading; Wanborough, Swindon. Mpvide65 (talk) 22:08, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

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There are about 169 articles missing coords - I hope you'll consider adding coordinates so as to make Buckinghamshire articles more visible on the web. thanks --Tagishsimon (talk) 19:32, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

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Transport template[edit]

I am currently in the middle of creating Template:Transport in Buckinghamshire in similar fashion to Template:Transport in Carmarthenshire. However I'm unsure as to whether I should add the M4 or not. The M4 certainly does run through Bucks and most of junction 7 is in Bucks but it is not signed as such from the motorway, as the section through Buckinghamshire is so small. Is it worth putting in? Thanks. Ollie Fury Contribs 23:11, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

In case anyone cares, I did add the M4. Ollie Fury Contribs 23:19, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Transport article[edit]

I have created the article, Transport in Buckinghamshire which I intend to cover every major aspect of transport. If anyone can help with writing, providing sources or just general spelling checks etc, I would be very grateful. At the moment, only the railway section has has been started. Oliver Fury, Esq. message • contributions 04:32, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

I have made a start by copying across the "Roads" section from the main Buckinghamshire article. However transport really isn't my thing! -- roleplayer 19:07, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll research some history and jazz it up a bit later. I'm doing the railway section at the moment. Oliver Fury, Esq. message • contributions 21:43, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

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The project banner tries to bring in File:Buckinghamshire Flag.jpg which apparently no longer exists. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:30, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

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I'm still here. Just been through and assessed a whole bunch of articles for quality and importance. Anyone else around? -- roleplayer 22:20, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

The front page is a bit of a mess; I'm not brilliant at this kind of thing but my first job will be to tidy that up a bit. -- roleplayer 16:13, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Redoing front page[edit]

I have copied and pasted a version of the front page here so that I can work on making it a bit more attractive and less messy, without disturbing other people's watchlists if they don't want me to. Feel free to join in and make improvements. -- roleplayer 12:30, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Wikitable format[edit]

Anyone good at wikitable formatting, please go to the members list to format the table there. It could do with headings, and possibly a "location" column as well. -- roleplayer 14:34, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg How's that? --Redrose64 (talk) 18:38, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
That's brilliant! Thank you! -- roleplayer 23:25, 15 July 2010 (UTC)


Can anyone find or produce a decent free image of the flag of Bucks? Previous attempts have been deleted as being unfree. -- roleplayer 22:14, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

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Aylesbury duck[edit]

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File:County Flag of Buckinghamshire.png

Enjoy! -- roleplayer 12:15, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Have added it to the project banner. Thanks. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:52, 28 January 2011 (UTC)


Nothing to do? Looking for something to fill a bit of time? Then look no further!

I am creating a complete list of geographical places about Buckinghamshire, using the electronic gazetteer at List of United Kingdom locations to identify where they are. Because Bucks is quite rural there are a LOT of small hamlets attached to larger parishes.

At the moment all I am doing is redirecting the hamlet to the parish page. But that's a bit boring, and there's a whole wealth of information about these small places that is being missed from the encyclopedia.

So have a look at the below templates and if one of the hamlets you know is just a redirect to its parish page, be bold and create an article! I look forward to reading what you create!

-- roleplayer 23:13, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Gerrards Cross collapse[edit]

Suggested move. See talk:Gerrards Cross tunnel collapse. Simply south...... 23:35, 15 March 2011 (UTC)


Should articles on hundreds be titled Foo (hundred) or Hundred of Foo? Input and comments please at: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_UK_geography#Hundreds. SilkTork ✔Tea time 09:51, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Article alerts[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Buckinghamshire/Article alerts has been created; generating Article alerts for this WikiProject. Timrollpickering (talk) 20:15, 25 August 2011 (UTC)


Could some kind souls keep an eye on this page please? Yesterday I spent ten minutes copyediting it, only to have my edit undone in a single swoop today by an IP address. I have just gone through bit by bit explaining in edit summaries what I have done and why, now it's just a time thing to find out if the IP is going to undo it all again. -- roleplayer 18:32, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

2013 goals[edit]

I don't know who else is around at the moment, and I realise I'm a new member, but maybe we could compile a list of goals for the project for 2013 - a mixture of specific and general goals that we can work on individually and collaboratively to improve the coverage of Bucks. As well as the specific goals we have at the moment, we could have "Get xxx articles to GA status", "Decrease number of stubs below xxx"... Thoughts? Moswento talky 16:29, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

I realise that I have not been particularly active within this project since it's creation but I do support (and would try to contribute) to project goals. I'd say it would be better to determine articles for improvement (towards GA/FA) rather than limit the number of stubs as (from my experience of stub sorting) there's always articles which have been created but not identified as stubs and there are always new articles to be created. It would seem reasonable to identify some key articles to this project (off the top of my head Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury and Milton Keynes but anything which the statistics show is high-traffic) and work out some goals for them. SeveroTC 23:13, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
I was thinking of having some general goals as well as specific goals, sort of like a smaller scale version of the Military History WikiProject's "milestones" - xxx number of FAs, xxx number of GAs etc. This might encourage people who wanted to contribute to the project but weren't interested in the article-specific goals. At the same time, a few key articles should be a priority for 2013, particularly Buckinghamshire and its (sometimes yet-to-be-created) sub articles (History of Buckinghamshire, Geography of Buckinghamshire, Transport in Buckinghamshire etc.) One approach would be to divide up the Buckinghamshire article and related subarticles among anybody who's interested (e.g. I would be interested in working on history, transport and education; someone else might be interested in geography and transport; someone else in politics and education etc.) Over the course of the year (or less), we could then get Buckinghamshire to FA status and perhaps some of the subarticles to GA. Moswento talky 07:25, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

2011 Census updates[edit]

Just completed updating population data for the 2011 census, and adding citations in the info boxes for all (circa 170) of the civil parishes for Bucks including the Milton Keynes UA. There were a few exceptions relating to some of those parishes with less than 100 residents. Data for these has not been released onto the Neighbourhood Statistics site as yet. I cannot find this data published elsewhere by ONS so have fallen back on the Mid-2010 population estimates as a stop gap. I have also added info boxes to those civil parish articles, mainly in MK currently without them. Hopefully the other data I sought out to populate these info box templates is accurate, but suspect despite my best endeavours I may have got a one or two post codes, postal towns and the like wrong for those in Milton Keynes UA. Noticed that many of the parliamentary constituencies for Milton Keynes do not take account of boundary and name changes in 2010 too. Also I have not updated the ad hoc demography tables based on the 2001 data that crop up in a few articles.Tmol42 (talk) 22:26, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

RfC on title of Sarah Brown (wife of Gordon Brown)[edit]

Hi, there is an RM/RfC here that may be of interest to this project. --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 01:51, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

All these tiny hamlets and urban suburbs[edit]

It is with great affection for the county that I say these are perhaps only notable for Midsomer Murders or 1960s extensions of towns...

The editor who decided to pen articles for each hamlet in the county has not come across WP:UKCITIES.

Really could we not do as others do and combine hamlets under a Localities heading of the main parish? That is after all how most are found: it provides a ready-made commune in the European model for how communities (supposedly, and commonly) operate with say a football team or an arts society for the whole parish, and many other features in common usually based on the civil parish council. While this multi-article mania is indicative of growing compartmentalisation of every community, I do not support departing from the guidance, even if quite justifiably you can purport a rural neighbourhood as having more to it "visually at least" than every urban neighbourhood. The underlying reason behind this guidance seems to be WP:Notability and What Wikipedia is not -Adam37 (talk) 19:23, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Please help get Buckinghamshire ready for the start of the Wiki Loves Monuments competition on 1st September[edit]

This September the UK is taking part for the first time in the international photography competition Wiki Loves Monuments. Participants will be invited to submit pictures of listed buildings of significant importance (grades I or grade II*), as recorded by English Heritage. The main external website for competitors can be found here, and you can leave a message there if you have queries about competing. Do please join in, and let people in your local area know of this excellent way in which both existing and new Wiki users can help improve the encyclopaedia by contributing photographs of local listed structures. What about organizing a local Wikimeet to attract new people?

In preparation for the start of the competition on 1st September there is still quite a lot of work to do, and we would like to ask for the help of members of this wikiproject. Your local and expert knowledge will be invaluable in ensuring that the lists of eligible buildings are up to date and correctly formatted. If you look at Listed buildings in the United Kingdom you will see how many structures are included. If you then follow the link to Listed buildings in England, you can get to the detailed lists for your area. Alternatively have a look at the WLM planning table. Can you help to ensure that the lists for your area are up to date and well presented?

Some of the lists have been semi-automatically generated from data provided by English Heritage. These use pre formatted templates (eg EH header) which will make it much easier for competition participants to upload their photographs to Commons as an automated process. Please don't change the template structure, as we need to ensure that the templates are properly compatible with the WLM standards that are in use worldwide. The format will allow a bot automatically to collect the information and to put it into the international Monuments Database.

The data still needs the attention of local editors:

  • The "title" may need wikilinking to a suitable article name (whether we currently have that article or not). If there are several buildings in one street all of the wikilinks point at an article about the street; however each entry has a separate line in the list.
  • The "location" column looks and sorts better if just the parish or town is included (& wikilinked).
  • The "date completed" column sometimes has eg "C19" for 19th century, and "C1850" for c. 1850 when the date is uncertain - these need to be corrected manually.
  • The "grid ref & lat & long" (which is occasionally missing) may be given to 8 characters — only 6 (grid ref) or 5 (lat & long) are really needed.
  • Clicking on the "list entry number" should take you to the data sheet for that entry on the English Heritage database which can be checked if needed for details.
  • The image column should have a picture added if we already have a suitable image on Commons. (N.B. if you are going to be taking photos yourself for inclusion in the competition don't upload them until September)
  • References may be added according to normal WP practice.

For further information, please see Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United Kingdom.

If you have any queries, please post them not below but on the Organizers' help page on Commons.

Anything you can do to help improve these lists will be much appreciated. The final deadline for cleaning up is 31st August.

--MichaelMaggs (talk) 14:37, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Move request at Talk:Sarah Jane Brown[edit]

There is currently a move request at Talk:Sarah Jane Brown in which some project members might be interested. (talk) 20:11, 24 April 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)

Old maps and views of the South-East[edit]

As you might have seen in the Signpost last week, there's currently a drive to go through the million 19th century images released by the British Library last year, and identify all the maps, with a view to their being georeferenced by BL volunteers, and then uploaded to Commons early next year. After the first week, over eight thousand new maps have been identified, with 40% of the target books looked at -- see the status page for the latest figures, and more information.

A part that may specifically interest this project is

c:Commons:British Library/Mechanical Curator collection/Synoptic index/England - South East

which currently shows pink templated links for 309 Flickr book pages still to be looked at. (Though there are lots of other parts of England, and indeed of the world, still to be looked through as well).

Any help looking through these would be very much appreciated -- as well as the maps (and ground plans) for tagging, you may well also find other interesting or useful non-map views that may be worth considering or uploading for articles on Buckinghamshire and elsewhere in the South-East. (If uploading, please use the ingestion template described here, which sets up some appropriate image templates and categories).

Thanks, Jheald (talk) 21:32, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

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Harej (talk) 16:56, 14 January 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
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    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
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Or, view or update the current list of Tasks. This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. Visit the group's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome!

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Those interested in reviving this project, can you please post here. Uamaol (talk) 00:55, 9 July 2015 (UTC)