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Proposed deletion of Perri Reavis

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A proposed deletion template has been added to the article Perri Reavis, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process because of the following concern:

No indication this person meets Wikipedia's general notability criteria or its notability criteria for people. It technically qualifies for speedy deletion under criteria A7 but there's no harm giving people 5 days to add stuff. I will canvas the Dallas and Radio Wikiprojects for help.

Perri Reavis is a radio personality in Dallas, Texas. As members of a related WikiProject, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 01:07, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Photo ideas

People need to get shots of the AMR Corporation headquarters on Amon Carter in Fort Worth and the Southwest Airlines HQ WhisperToMe (talk) 20:22, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Coordinators' working group

Hi! I'd like to draw your attention to the new WikiProject coordinators' working group, an effort to bring both official and unofficial WikiProject coordinators together so that the projects can more easily develop consensus and collaborate. This group has been created after discussion regarding possible changes to the A-Class review system, and that may be one of the first things discussed by interested coordinators.

All designated project coordinators are invited to join this working group. If your project hasn't formally designated any editors as coordinators, but you are someone who regularly deals with coordination tasks in the project, please feel free to join as well. — Delievered by §hepBot (Disable) on behalf of the WikiProject coordinators' working group at 05:14, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Photo request: SWA HQ in Dallas and AMR HQ in FW

Someone needs to get a photo of the Southwest Airlines headquarters in Dallas and the American Airlines headquarters in Fort Worth. WhisperToMe (talk) 18:00, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

I can get the Southwest HQ in Dallas. It will be 1600x1200 from an iPhone 3G, but bonus will be the embedded GPS data. I can export as KMZ as well, which is rather slick. I've been wanting to try this. WhisperToMe asked about AMR, but that is wrong side of town for me. Was there a taker already? Spectre9 (talk) 03:17, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
I don't know of anyone else who agreed to do the AMR headquarters... Anyway, please make sure you get the logo and/or signs in the photo that identify ther buildings as such (i.e. get airline logos or signs saying "corporate headquarters") WhisperToMe (talk) 17:38, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
I took a picture of SWA HQ today. Unfortunately they don't have a logo on the building, only the name itself "SOUTHWEST AIRLINES". Its not cropped and suffers from being taken from a fixed-zoom iPhone, yet it is better than nothing! Photo is stored at <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Southwest_airlines_hq_from_east_2009-06-22.jpg> Spectre9 (talk) 04:32, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
Added another photo, but its rotated 90deg even though it displayed right on my computer... new to this! Anyway, this photo shows the sign on Love field and shows the 'back' side of the building along behind a fence. The sign states:

"SOUTHWEST AIRLINES HEADQUARTERS 2702 LOVE FIELD DRIVE" <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Southwest_airlines_hq_from_north_2009-06-22.jpg>

I'll flip and re-upload the images - Thank you very much! :) - For future reference you can use Microsoft Windows photo editor or other programs to flip the images rightside up. Now we need the American Airlines/AMR headquarters WhisperToMe (talk) 03:11, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
I flipped one and asked for assistance to correct another. WhisperToMe (talk) 06:06, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
A user on Flickr relicensed his AMR Corporation/AA headquarters image. Now it is at File:AMRHeadquartersFortWorth.jpg - The request has been fulfilled. WhisperToMe (talk) 03:40, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Vickery Meadow, Dallas good article candidacy

As a heads up, Vickery Meadow, Dallas is in the middle of a good article candidacy. WhisperToMe (talk) 19:06, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Photo request: Texas Instruments HQ

Someone needs to get the Texas Instruments headquarters. WhisperToMe (talk) 04:22, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

I uploaded a landscape photo from the gate at the Northern part of <the HQ facility. This is on public land. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Texas_instruments_gate3_dallas_tx_usa_2009-08-07.jpg#file>

I'll have to schedule a visit with a friend at TI before I can enter the complex and actually photograph the corporate HQ building and founders Plaza. The current photo probably serves as a better source of the 'corporate logo' however as the other signs are not positioned in good locations for photographs. I'll probably snap some of the DMOS5 South facility as well. Spectre9 (talk) 01:50, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the current photo. Thanks in advance for any additional photos :) WhisperToMe (talk) 05:07, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Denton, Texas up for GA review

I put up Denton, Texas up for review. I'd like to get this to FA or as close as possible to it. One of the things I need help on is the prose, so I'd be very grateful if someone with brilliant writing skills could help with the article. Any other suggestions or contributions are welcome. Thanks, MahangaTalk 21:57, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Portal:Dallas-Fort Worth needs to be maintained

Hi! Portal:Dallas-Fort Worth needs to be maintained, with monthly updates. I have spread around the portal links, so hopefully it gets ample attention. WhisperToMe (talk) 11:53, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

meetup!

Short notice but I hope you all can make it tomorrow: Wikipedia:Meetup/Dallas-Fort_Worth (Jan 2, 3pm, @The Flying Saucer) -- phoebe / (talk to me) 20:59, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Automate archiving?

Does anyone object to me setting up automatic archiving for this page using MizaBot? Unless otherwise agreed, I would set it to archive threads that have been inactive for 30 days.--Oneiros (talk) 18:02, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

 Done--Oneiros (talk) 00:35, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement

This message is being sent to each WikiProject that participates in the WP 1.0 assessment system. On Saturday, January 23, 2010, the WP 1.0 bot will be upgraded. Your project does not need to take any action, but the appearance of your project's summary table will change. The upgrade will make many new, optional features available to all WikiProjects. Additional information is available at the WP 1.0 project homepage. — Carl (CBM · talk) 03:12, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Spanish Wikipedia version of WikiProject Texas

For those of you who edit in Spanish, please stop by the es:Wikiproyecto:Texas on the Spanish Wikipedia. This will be the Spanish-language sister project to the English WikiProject Texas. WhisperToMe (talk) 08:32, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Photo requests

I added photo requests to the main Wikiproject page Template:WikiProject_Dallas-Fort_Worth_tasks In addition there will be some requests that will be added - there are several Dallas ISD schools opening, including one in the Rylie area of Dallas, one in Addison, and one in the Wilmer Hutchins area, and they need to be photographed. WhisperToMe (talk) 12:17, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Question about areas

Where are the City of Dallas or other officially defined maps of the Dallas area? I want to categorize companies based in the City of Dallas by the location of their headquarters, but I don't know where to find the official maps of the boundaries of the sections of Dallas. WhisperToMe (talk) 15:22, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Is Plano Mall for real?

Is Plano Mall (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) a real place? The article claims that the mall opened in 1988. I lived in Plano from 1990 through 1994, so it's been a long time since I've been in the area, but the only mall I remember from that time was Collin Creek Mall. It also claims that Lord & Taylor was in "Plano Mall" in 1988, but I never remember any Lord & Taylor stores in Plano other than the one in Collin Creek Mall. I doubt that the writer was referring to The Shops at Willow Bend, either, because at that time it was still the Willow Bend Polo & Hunt Club.

I think the article about Plano Mall is a hoax, but I could be wrong. Any thoughts? --Elkman (Elkspeak) 22:52, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

This is about the strangest local entry I've seen. There have only been 2 mainstream malls ever in Plano, Collin Creek and Shops at Willow Bend. Coincidentally, both were home to locations of Lord & Taylor at different times. This definitely gets a vote of removal from me. Awtribute (talk) 21:17, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

FAR

I have nominated Ike Altgens for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. YellowMonkey (vote in the Southern Stars and White Ferns supermodel photo poll) 03:34, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Map tool

This explains how to use the City of Dallas mapping tool WhisperToMe (talk) 23:35, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Question regarding the use of KRLD-TV and Wikipedia redirect

In the Wikipedia article on Fox Television Network, the article correctly stated that KRLD-TV 33 (Dallas) was one of the stations that Fox bought out to form the initial Fox network. However, when you click on the KRLD-TV link in the article, it goes to KDFW. While it is, of course, true that both stations had KRLD calls in the past, my question is why that particular link redirected to KDFW-TV when it should be redirected to KDAF? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sshuffield70 (talkcontribs) 19:29, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Dallas-Fort Worth articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release

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We would like to ask you to review the Dallas-Fort Worth articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

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William H. Gaston

While working on something else, I was shocked to find that the William H. Gaston biography was a single line that didn't even mention Dallas. I've added a reference to an excellent recent article, chock full of biographical detail, that could be used to expand this article about one of the critical figures in the development of Dallas in the early 20th century. A lot more info is widely available. I'd do it myself but I'm terrible at biographies. - Dravecky (talk) 23:02, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

A consideration for cross project consolidation of talk page templates

I have started a conversation here about the possibility of combining some of the United States related WikiProject Banners into {{WikiProject United States}}. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please take a moment and let me know. --Kumioko (talk) 19:45, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

US Collaboration reactivated & Portal:United States starting next

Casliber recently posted a suggestion on the talk page for WikiProject United States about getting the US Wikipedians Collaboration page going again in an effort to build up articles for GA through FA class. See Wikipedia:U.S. Wikipedians' notice board/USCOTM. After several days of work from him the page is up and ready for action. A few candidates have already been added for you to vote on or you can submit one using the directions provided. If you are looking for inspiration here is a link to the most commonly viewed articles currently under the scope of Wikiproject United States. There are tons of good articles in the various US related projects as well so feel free to submit any article relating to US topics (not just those under the scope of WPUS). This noticeboard is intended for ‘’’All’’’ editors working on US subjects, not just those under WPUS.

The next item I intend to start updating is Portal:United States if anyone is interested in helping. Again this is not specific to WPUS and any help would be greatly appreciated to maximize visibility of US topics. The foundation has already been established its just a matter of updating the content with some new images, biographies and articles. Please let leave a comment on the Portals talk page or let me know if you have any questions or ideas. --Kumioko (talk) 19:06, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Source on Downtown Dallas

WhisperToMe (talk) 23:28, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Source on home construction

WhisperToMe (talk) 19:42, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Source on Dallas in 1990s census

See:

WhisperToMe (talk) 12:13, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Portal Fix

I am pleased to announce the new and improved Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex Portal. Come and see it now.
Awardgive, the editor with the msitaken name. 17:49, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Dallas TIFs and PDs

WhisperToMe (talk) 20:21, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

DISD demographic projections

http://www.dfpe.org/pdf/school-utilization-and-demographics-120111.pdf WhisperToMe (talk) 04:26, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Photo request

If anyone in this project lives in or near Fort Worth and can get to the Sid Richardson Museum, some of us could use a wikipedia-legal image of this painting which appears to be on display there. Can anyone help? Thanks. I've also put in a request at WP Texas and will do so at commons if no liuck here. The article I'd like to use it in is Yogo sapphire, but it also would be useful in a couple others. It is by CM Russell and I'm also on a minor mission to try and get all his works photographed for Commons, eventually. Montanabw(talk) 16:36, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Photo un-request

I was recently trolling Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Dallas County, Texas recently and discovered a great many articles have photos. Any interest in doing a backlog drive to see which ones are still "Without Photo". If there's a specific request of photo (i.e. Headquarters building, etc) with an article that has a photo not of the specific item, leave it. I'm going to try and snap photos of the requests that are local to me, so please help me winnow down this list so I'm not driving all over creation. Hasteur (talk) 20:00, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Help Improve Texas Projects and Portals

This is an open invitation to anyone interested in helping to update the information on the various Texas projects and portals. The information is generally out-of-date, sometimes by years. Every little bit helps. Every small improvement adds to the larger whole. Together, we can get the Texas pages to look current and helpful to visitors.

These two Category links will take you to the various pages:

Anyone interested in improving the basic look and structure, could open a WP:RfC. Dialogue is good for the project.

These are areas I see could be improved, in addition to miscellaneous information on the portal and project pages:

  • Participant lists could be divided in to two separate lists: Active, and Inactive participants
  • Task lists that require monitoring, can be somewhat automated by replacing the individual topic items with category page links
  • Eliminate duplication of efforts. Inter-connect the like sections in different pages to a singular template.
As an example, I already updated the Open Tasks on WikiProject Texas, and the Things You Can Do on the Texas portal. These are exactly the same information, but point to two different templates. In a perfect world, these two pages would point to the same template, but they don't - possibly due to page formatting. I updated the templates they point to, so at least the individual items will point to Wiki links that would, in essence, make the list items self-updating. But it would be better if both pointed to only one template.

-Maile66 (talk) 19:34, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Discussion on WikiProject Texas regarding support by WikiProject United States

WikiProject Dallas-Fort Worth has been mentioned as being added to a list of projects being supported by WikiProject United States. You are invited to join the dialogue Here

-Maile66 (talk) 18:38, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
I support the move. WhisperToMe (talk) 21:52, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

DISD zoning changes

Hi! About http://www.dallasisd.org/Page/10129 - DISD may change zonings due to openings and closings.

Proposed openings of middle schools:

Proposed openings of elementary schools:

Proposed closings of middle schools:

Proposed closings of elementary schools:

Proposed rezonings of DISD elementary schools (no openings and closings):

This may affect some DISD neighborhoods. WhisperToMe (talk) 21:52, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Klyde Warren Park

Not sure who would be able to fix this, but the article on Klyde Warren Park in Dallas is titled Kelcy Warren Park - the rest of the article correctly references the park ask Klyde Warren Park.

64.123.190.223 (talk) 03:11, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

  • (article is Klyde Warren Park) The article actually says "The park is named for the 9-year-old son of billionaire Kelcy Warren." - So it is supposed to be Klyde Warren WhisperToMe (talk) 05:05, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Meetup/Dallas-Fort Worth June 23

Check out this proposed wiki-meet, it's part of the Great American Wiknic 2012.--Pharos (talk) 00:56, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

"Fate" needs explanation

With a name like "Fate", the article should say why the town got that name. StarryEye (talk) 17:24, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

Proposal for United States A-Class review process

There is a proposal at WikiProject United States to start an A-Class review process for United States related articles. Please stop by and join the discussion. Kumioko (talk) 02:02, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

J. Lindsay Embrey

Hello. I created J. Lindsay Embrey's page and a few minutes later someone tried to delete it. Mr Embrey was critical in the development of Richardson, Texas and a big donor to SMU, where a scholarship and a building are named in his honor. Please support the page by explaining why we should keep it [1]. Thanks.Zigzig20s (talk) 21:10, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

ZigZag, this is one whale of a stupid deletion nomination. Either the user with the Curation-trigger-happy finger didn't really read the sourcing, or...well, it was just DUMB! — Maile (talk) 21:38, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Trial balloon for Great American Wiknik Saturday, June 22, 2013

Floating a trial balloon to see if anyone is interested. If so drop a note at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/Dallas-Fort Worth or at my user talk page by May 22. Best regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 20:13, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Discussion to remove the Automatically assessed logic from the WikiProject United States template

Greetings, there is a discussion regarding removal of the logic used to populate Automatically assessed article categories from Template:WikiProject United States. Most of the categories (over 220 Wikipedia wide) were deleted in February 2013 because they were empty. These categories were previously populated by a bot that hasn't run since 2011 and the categories aren't used. Removal of this uneeded/unused logic will greatly reduce the size and complexity of the WikiProject United States template. Any comments or questions are encouraged here. Kumioko (talk) 18:21, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Cowboys Stadium/AT&T Stadium

There is a discussion at Talk:Cowboys Stadium#Requested move about the name of that article that may be of interest to members of this group. --JonRidinger (talk) 07:55, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

New Lolaville Article

I have written an article about Lolaville, can you please put the DFW tags on the page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Lolaville,_TX — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.242.70.64 (talk) 01:42, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Pictures of Highland Park United Methodist Church

Hello. I've just created Highland Park United Methodist Church. Can someone in Dallas please take some pictures of the outside and possibly inside too and add them to Wikimedia Commons? I've also created Highland Park Presbyterian Church, but there is a picture for it (though no pictures of inside). Please reply on my talkpage as I won't follow this one. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 00:40, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia User Group for Texas proposed

Is anyone interested in joining the Wikimedia User Group "Wikimedia Texas"? See: meta:Talk:Wikimedia_United_States_Coalition#Wikimedia_Texas_Usergroup WhisperToMe (talk) 04:50, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Portal:New York City FPO nomination

Hello. I have nominated Portal:New York City for Featured Portal status. Please give it a look and make any comments at Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:New York City. Thank you. – Muboshgu (talk) 15:39, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

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Comment on the WikiProject X proposal

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March 2015 Art+Feminism event in Fort Worth

Hi Dallas-Fort Worth Wikipedians! I am reaching out to see if anyone would be interested in helping out with editing training for a Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism edit-a-thon being organized in Fort Worth. We would appreciate any assistance in securing at least one experienced Wikipedian in the area, and I'd be happy to put you in touch with the organizers if you are able to help out. If interested, please reply on wiki or by e-mail at thepwnco.wiki@gmail.com. Cheers! -Thepwnco (talk) 22:30, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Plano Senior High School FAR

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