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Page disruptions[edit]

I have invited users AirportExpert and JJBers to meet here and discuss the recent back-and-forth revisions of various Connecticut articles such as Hartford, Connecticut. Please state your cases for what's going on so we can come to some sort of consensus, you're both valuable contributors and I hope we can resolve this and set a standard. Thank you, Markvs88 (talk) 19:10, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

I'm trying to merge the region articles that are redundant or delete the non-notable region articles. —JJBers 19:14, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm trying to create clear consolidation for the Connecticut Council of Governments. Being that CT lacks County Governments, the Council of Governments is the closest governing body and individual councils should have their own Wikipedia page. This includes Western Connecticut and Metropolitan Connecticut, which have repeatedly been merged and/or nominated for deletion.--AirportExpert (talk) 21:52, 18 October 2018 (UTC)AirportExpert
There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Metropolitan Connecticut. Magnolia677 (talk) 09:36, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks all, but I'm referring to the edits to infoboxes in CT city and town articles... is that a settled issue? Markvs88 (talk) 13:56, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

The only other dispute I've had is at Hartford, Connecticut like you mentioned. —JJBers 00:47, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
I believe that airports should be listed in infoboxes for CT cities that have them, such as Bradley Airport in Hartford. This is the case for every other major US city, and should apply to CT cities as well. The Council of Government that each CT town belongs to should also be listed in the infobox for every CT city and town. There seems to be disagreement on this as well.--AirportExpert (talk) 15:59, 25 October 2018 (UTC)AirportExpert
Like mentioned in your talkpage, the only reason it is the case is because you added it in to those major cities. —JJBers 17:59, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
It doesn't matter who added them (and I certainly didn't add all of them), the point is that they remain there while Hartford does not list the airport. Why have you only attempted to remove the airport from Hartford while they continue to remain on every major city? Either allow Bradley Airport to be listed in the infobox, or remove the airport from every major US city where it is listed.--AirportExpert (talk) 20:32, 25 October 2018 (UTC)AirportExpert
Just because it's on other articles doesn't mean it'll fit on Hartford, Connecticut. —JJBers 12:20, 26 October 2018 (UTC)
I don't see how adding Bradley Airport (not Brainard) is too much for Hartford's infobox. If you just add BDL to the infobox, I will be satisfied and we can end this little disagreement right now. It won't take up too much space or clutter the infobox, it is simply listing the major airport that serves the city of Hartford.--AirportExpert (talk) 15:28, 26 October 2018 (UTC)AirportExpert
Thank you, I appreciate your input on this subject. I'd just like to point out that New York City does list the airports.--AirportExpert (talk) 18:59, 26 October 2018 (UTC)AirportExpert
It's not just you & JJBers that have had a dispute on this question, so setting a WPCT standard would IMO help alleviate it. You're right re: NYC. Subbing in Seattle instead. Markvs88 (talk) 19:44, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

JJBers, we already have the bus-line, highways and railway listed in the infobox, so I really can't see the harm of adding in the two airports. Heck, we have FIPS code and GNIS feature ID in the infobox, whatever they are.

So to me, the question becomes one of standardization as I don't see any "right" answer. I propose we put it up to a vote on the project page (I'll write it if you like), and allow a two weeks for voting to hopefully get some sort of consensus. There are over 20 airports in CT, so I think it would be good for us to agree so that they are all listed in the same way and don't run into this issue again. I will not vote, as I have no strong opinion on this as presented. Thoughts? Markvs88 (talk) 18:00, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

I'm fine with the vote, but I'll add that Airport Expert added all of those to the infobox. —JJBers 18:06, 26 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm fine with a vote as well, and it's perfectly fine if you mention that I added the airport to a few cities (however it's simply untrue that I added ALL of the them). As I mentioned earlier, I don't see how it matters who added them, just the fact that after I added them they remained there for years without being reverted.--AirportExpert (talk) 19:00, 26 October 2018 (UTC)AirportExpert
I feel bad for the readers of Connecticut articles that User:JJBers Public seeks to move them relatively backward in time by deleting vital info from their infoboxes such as pushpin maps that benefit the reader in context of their location in various jurisdictions, such as county, state, and country, and by deleting selective county interactive maps. Continent and world contexts aren't jurisdictional and aren't absolutely necessary — but are indeed valuable. Keep in mind that this is a global encyclopedia, and readers aren't as provincial (or ignorant) as JJBers Public makes them out to be. I don't have the time to invest in this matter for now, but articles should be evolving for the better, not stagnating. What an unfortunate shame and disservice to Wikipedia. Castncoot (talk) 18:37, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
Oh, the interactive map reverts were a accident. Sorry for that. For the pushpin maps, we already had maps for the state and the country, but you were adding in the whole continent and the entire world, which is overkill. I remove some because we already had a interactive map that performs the exact same function with some more interactivity. —JJBers 02:34, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
That's exactly my point. It's not overkill. It's perfectly conceivable to think that a reader in Puerto Rico or Ethiopia could be reading about Hartford, or that a banker in Hong Kong or London could be reading about Greenwich or Stamford, etc. Castncoot (talk) 16:46, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Voting section I've added a voting section on the main page. Go have your say! Markvs88 (talk) 19:58, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

RfC on election/referendum naming format[edit]

An RfC on moving the year from the end to the start of article titles (e.g. South African general election, 2019 to 2019 South African general election) has been reopened for further comment, including on whether a bot could be used move the articles if it closed in favour of the change: Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (government and legislation)#Proposed change to election/referendum naming format. Cheers, Number 57 15:45, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject Connecticut AUTUMN 2018 Photo Contest[edit]

Hi all, I have decided to try to revive our project's once-regular photo contests. If you're interested in participating, please sign up on the main page! Best, Markvs88 (talk) 19:08, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Deletion relist[edit]

Please feel free to weigh on on the matter of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/David S. Cassetti. The article should be sufficient to pass wp:gng but was deleted due to votes on the article before improvement. Thanks, Markvs88 (talk) 11:36, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

My 2019 project[edit]

I would like to improve Albert A. Pope and Pope Manufacturing Company. I need to do some more reading on subjects, so I will need to push this project back to 2019. I also browsed the Hartford article. The material on Colt is very long. There is good material there, but it needs improved sourcing, some copy edits, and perhaps some culling. The article fails to mention the publishing industry. That's why Harriet Beecher Stowe and Samuel Clemens lived there. Please let me know if there you are interested in participating. Thanks, Oldsanfelipe (talk) 16:30, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Aaron Hernandez article[edit]

Opinions are needed on the following: Talk:Aaron Hernandez#Update. A permalink for it is here. The discussion concerns Hernandez's sexuality and how much detail to include on it, and WP:In-text attribution. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 04:03, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Nobody Is Above the Law[edit]

Currently, the Nobody Is Above the Law has just one sentence about the recent demonstration in Hartford. Are any project members able to confirm if protests were held in other cities, or help flesh out the existing content related to Connecticut? ---Another Believer (Talk) 17:04, 10 November 2018 (UTC)