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Curaçao in project template[edit]

Does not have a parameter pair in Template:WikiProject Caribbean. Are there any project resources (category, taskforce, etc.) for a |Curaçao= and |Curaçao-importance= parameter to do anything with? The parameters were requested a while back at Template talk:WikiProject Caribbean, but someone turned the request down on the basis of lack of previous discussion.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  08:59, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

It has been suggested that John Canoe be merged into Junkanoo. Please discuss merger at talk:Junkanoo#Merger_proposal -- MassiveEartha (talk) 17:56, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red November contest open to all[edit]


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Announcing Women in Red's November 2017 prize-winning world contest
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Contest details: create biographical articles for women of any country or occupation in the world: November 2017 WiR Contest

Read more about how Women in Red is overcoming the gender gap: WikiProject Women in Red

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--Ipigott (talk) 07:58, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

Disambiguation links on pages tagged by this wikiproject[edit]

Wikipedia has many thousands of wikilinks which point to disambiguation pages. It would be useful to readers if these links directed them to the specific pages of interest, rather than making them search through a list. Members of WikiProject Disambiguation have been working on this and the total number is now below 20,000 for the first time. Some of these links require specialist knowledge of the topics concerned and therefore it would be great if you could help in your area of expertise.

A list of the relevant links on pages which fall within the remit of this wikiproject can be found at http://69.142.160.183/~dispenser/cgi-bin/topic_points.py?banner=WikiProject_Caribbean

Please take a few minutes to help make these more useful to our readers.— Rod talk 14:01, 3 December 2017 (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.

Background[edit]

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   07:28, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Anguilla demonym[edit]

There is currently a mix of articles and categories in Category:Anguilla which use either "Anguillan" or "Anguillian". Mostly, the former dominates at the moment. A search reveals both are in use with about a 30/70 split in the volume of hits for the terms. Does anyone with more local knowledge know the implications of the difference? I suppose we should settle on using one term for consistency and ensure redirects are present for the other term. SFB 13:48, 8 July 2018 (UTC)