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This page is an Archive of the discussions from WikiProject Florida talk page (Discussion page).
(January 2011 - December 2011) - Please Do not edit!


Request review of Florida topic articles

Hi there, I'd like for another editor look at two proposed articles I have drafted, one to replace an existing article and the other one brand new.

  • First, the article on Babcock Ranch is currently a stub and I have recently drafted a carefully researched, much expanded new version. The new version is in my user space here at the moment. The proposed new draft for Babcock Ranch is (I hope you will find) a significant improvement on the existing stub and provides much more information, all of which is verifiable. As well as this request, I have placed a similar message on the Babcock Ranch Talk page.
  • I would also appreciate input on a new article for Florida-based real estate developers, Kitson and Partners. The draft for this is currently here in my user space. I believe it easily meets WP:NOTE, based on substantial coverage of the company in WP:RELIABLE sources (included in the article). The draft I've written follows the MoS for articles about companies and has been well researched so that all details are verifiable.

The reason I make these requests is that I have a working relationship with Kitson and Partners, who are the developers for Babcock Ranch. While both articles have been written following Wikipedia policies very carefully, including WP:VERIFY, WP:RS and WP:NPOV, I'm aware that I have a WP:CONFLICT with the subject matter. I'm therefore hesitant to immediately post either drafts. Any feedback on either draft would be gratefully received, either here on on my talk page. If I don't receive any objections to the drafts within a few days, I may then post them up. Thanks, Brushfoot (talk) 22:30, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

I've now received a reply on the Babcock Ranch talk page, so this article no longer needs reviewing. Feedback on my draft for Kitson and Partners would still be appreciated. Thanks, Brushfoot (talk) 15:22, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
Both articles have now been posted following positive feedback. Any additional feedback would be entirely welcome, just let me know. Thanks, Brushfoot (talk) 01:55, 17 January 2011 (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) 19:10, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Relationship with WikiProject United States

People from a variety of WikiProjects have had concerns about the scope of WikiProject United States and its relationship with other WikiProjects. We have created an RFC and invite all interested editors to discuss it at: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject United States#Mission statement for WikiProject United States. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 15:33, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Just to clarify the misrepresentative statement left above. 4 or 5 editors (most work on the same couple projects) have voiced concern of the Scope of the project of which Racepacket is the main voice. The project has tried to work with them on adjustments to the Mission statement and defining the importance descriptions but they will not relent until WikiProject United States agrees to resitrict its scope to only include National importance articles which would require that any projects associated with WPUS be disassociated and cut lose to succeed or fail on their own. I do encourage you to way in on the discussions. --Kumioko (talk) 15:40, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
Actually, I share those concerns. A project that includes every article that has anything to do with the US is far too huge to be of any use whatsoever, imo. Zeng8r (talk) 16:11, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
I too share those concerns, as I mentioned (above) when you discussed your intent to merge this project into WPUS. I won't speak for anyone else or for any other project, but I think that trying to shoehorn every state project, every city project, and other projects like state roads and the like into the US project is a fool's errand, and I will oppose any effort to make this a subproject of WPUS. And FWIW, I don't believe I've ever crossed paths with Racepacket, except on ANI. Horologium (talk) 16:58, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
Ditto, and ditto. The explosion of WP:US tags on military articles (already under the U.S. Military Task Force of WP:MILHIST) has caught my eye as well. WP:US is simply far too large a project to work, I'm afraid. - The Bushranger One ping only 17:50, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
First I want to assure you, if I haven't already. That WPUS IS NOT on a campaign to eliminate the other projects and most of the articles we haev been tagging are articles that never had a US related tag. Also In regards too the size of the project WPUS only has about 26000 articles (not counting categories, templates, files and the like) and WPNRHP has about 30, 000, WPMILHIST has somewhere in the neighborhood of 125, 000 and WPBiography has about 800, 000 does that also mean that these project are too large to work with?
In regards to the State roads projects WP US roads is already killing those off and sucking them in and has a page dedicated to its members voting on which one to eliminate next and I have stated repeatedly and will do again that if the state projects are active then the city projects and substate related projects should roll into the state if they are inactive. --Kumioko (talk) 17:58, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
The difference between, say, the MilHist project and your intention for WPUS is that the MilHist project didn't sweep aside a bunch of established projects with a more limited scope. You stated in November that you were interested in revitalizing WPUS, but that doesn't mean that the state projects should be subordinated as a result. In the case of the roads project, I cannot say for certain, but I suspect that most of the members of the various state projects are on board for the disestablishment of their projects and re-establishment of task forces under the roads project. That is not the case (here, or in a number of other states), as you have received pushback against your proposal.

One of the issues is that not all of the state projects want to work under the aegis of WPUS (which doesn't mean an antagonistic relationship), and you don't seem to recognize that. Racepacket has stated his piece, and DJSasso had a salient point on the ANI discussion. You state immediately above that you don't plan to roll groups into WPUS, which is not quite what you were saying in November, and it's likely that definitions of "active" are likely to differ from editor to editor.

My biggest concern is the potential for a "turf war" over different groups with different editors. WikiProjects (including this one) can sometimes be a bit possessive about their preferred standards. WP:CLASSICAL imposes a "no infobox" standard on biographical articles under their purview, which harmonizes with other music Wikiprojects views, but not necessarily with that of other projects. Imagine if WP:AUSTRIA wanted to include infoboxes for all biographical articles under their banner. Neither view is supported or opposed by policies or editing guidelines, but the fallout could be ugly. This has happened in the past, IIRC, with the Roads project.)

Leave articles about specific states (and cities) to the state (or city) WikiProject, and reserve WPUS for more interstate topics. Horologium (talk) 21:50, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

"Leave articles about specific states (and cities) to the state (or city) WikiProject, and reserve WPUS for more interstate topics." This is exactly my position as well. That'd still be a pretty big project, but not so broad as to be unworkable. Also, that would reduce toe-stepping on established projects. Zeng8r (talk) 00:05, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

It doesn't matter anymore because I left the project. All I was trying to do by getting WPUS going again was to help improve articles and fill in for the inactive projects by pulling the orphaned articles in under an active project. That was taken way out of context by some editors and I am tired of it. Rather than be happy that an active project is taking an interest and trying to improve articles and improve Wikipedia some editors like Racepacket just want to fight and fuss and cry about how the mean WikiProject is trying to take over. Rather than actually do any active editing he just wanders around in endless discussions. I now know why the project went in active and the collaboration space and portal were left to rot for the last 4 years. I hope that the current members can keep it running but unless people stop getting such an attitude of ownership over articles and become more willing to allow other projects to actually participate in improving them then maybe its better just to let them rot. --Kumioko (talk) 00:19, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
I hope you reconsider. I'm sure there are plenty of interstate-related articles that WPUS could focus on. (If it had absorbed all the state and local projects, tho, the list of articles needing work would have been terribly daunting.) Zeng8r (talk) 00:39, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
What has bothered me about the whole thing is that it appeared to a one-man campaign to over-run a lot of other projects. I think you have pushed the scope of the United States project far beyond any kind of sustainable program. You are the one that struck me as having ownership problems. -- Donald Albury 00:45, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Well it doesn't matter now since I will not be involved with the project so the articles will just have to sit there, unwatched, unedited and unmaintained like they were before. Maybe ill change my mind in the future and get involved again but I suspect that the project will just fizzle out again in a few weeks which I suspect is what most editors want anyway. I hope I'm wrong but well see. --Kumioko (talk) 00:50, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
You can't maintain all those articles by yourself. All you can do is work on what you have time and inclination to work on. Wikipedia is a collective effort, and its success or failure does not depend on any one of us. Trust me, trying to take on too much leads to burn out. -- Donald Albury 03:22, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
As much as one devoted editor can affect a project's activity and productivity, no one editor can handle an endeavor of the scope being attempted there, it's just too much. I do hope you change your mind about leaving the project.--Cúchullain t/c 15:24, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
I don't mean to keep this discussion going but no one editor was trying too. We had about 184 (of which that has dropped to 178 since yesterday) and there are only 26000 articles (not counting Categories, files and the like) currently tagged to the project. Far from the 900, 000 in WPbiographty, the 125000 in MILHist or even the 32000 in California. In fact after looking closer there were less than 200 articles in common between Florida and WPUS. If WPFlorida doesn't want to use the WPUS banner then fine but the fact is the misconceptions about scope were blown way out of proportion by less than 5 users who display undue ownership of certain articles. --Kumioko (talk) 17:34, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Suburbs with X Amount of Inhabitants in Greater Orlando

Should we be counting CDP places that aren't incorporated as suburbs? My thought is no, they are county residents. Frank0051 (talk) 02:11, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

I noticed we have started to do this in the Greater Tampa and Greater Miami sections as well. If it is agreed upon that we should be putting CDPs, can we come up with some type of uniform way to distinguish between incorporated and non-incorporated areas? Frank0051 (talk) 02:18, 6 February 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Frank0051 (talkcontribs)
I'd assume "*" and "* unincorporated" would be logical. - The Bushranger One ping only 03:58, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
Well, I just mention it because perhaps we should standardize it across the metro areas; I looked and Greater Tampa and Greater Miami have different ways of doing it. And it wasn't until a couple weeks (or maybe months) that these CDPs got added to Greater Orlando. Frank0051 (talk) 17:22, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
Unincorporated places can be suburbs just as much as incorporated places. The WP article at Suburb doesn't mention incorporation status, and specifically does mention single-developer sub-divisions as examples of suburbs. -- Donald Albury 20:56, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
I agree with Donald, and I'd even go farther to say that unincorporated areas are more likely to be true suburbs. In any case, there's no real reason to distinguish between incorporated vs unincorporated suburbs in the article title, imo, but the area's status should be mentioned in the first sentence of the text itself. Zeng8r (talk) 21:05, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Adding "Popular pages" to U.S.-related projects

A very interesting tool of the Wikimedia Toolserver is called WikiProject Popular pages lists. These lists are similar to project-related article lists like U. S. article lists used for generating assessment statistics. The Popular pages lists include the rank, total views, average daily views, quality and importance ratings for the listed articles. Here is the full list of projects using popular pages lists. An FAQ also is available at User:Mr.Z-man/Popular pages FAQ.

I recently added links to lists of popular pages as shown below to the U.S. Portal - WikiProjects box and the nominations sections for each of the selected articles boxes.

Portal:United States/Projects/Popular pages

Because this project was not included, I am bringing up the popular pages tool here. This tool makes it very easy to track three of four balancing dimensions when selecting articles for showcasing at a portal - quality, importance and popularity. When tracking the fourth dimension, topic, the related article lists tool (such as for U.S. article lists tool) also might be useful by filtering on categories of interest.

If you do decide to use this tool, feel free to update Portal:United States/Projects/Popular pages as well.

Regards, RichardF (talk) 01:50, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Featured portal candidate: United States

Portal:United States is a current featured portal candidate. Please feel free to leave comments. -- RichardF (talk) 01:50, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Florida State League (Baseball)

I don't know who might be a fan of minor league baseball - but the Florida State League is about to start its season next month. Many of the team pages need work (I'm working on the Daytona Cubs) Gamweb (talk) 22:14, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Sand Key

There should be an article about Sand Key. I am going to stay at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort near Clearwater. It is a long skinny island that includes a lot of notable towns. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:01, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Florida Chapter?

Do we have enough active wikipedians in Florida to form a chapter? I've created an entry for Florida at the Wikimedia United States Chapters Council page. If a state-wide chapter will be too unwieldy, perhaps chapters based on the larger cities could be formed. -- Donald Albury 21:02, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

As I said at WP:JAX I would be interested in this.--Cúchullain t/c 01:17, 17 May 2011 (UTC)
As I said at JAX, we probably need more than the two of us. -- Donald Albury 11:38, 17 May 2011 (UTC)
I'm interested, not sure what's required or anything like that. Frank0051 (talk) 18:44, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Neighborhoods of Jacksonville, Florida

I've started a discussion at Talk:Neighborhoods of Jacksonville, Florida about reworking and reorganizing the article. Any input would be appreciated.Cúchullain t/c 01:21, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture

We really need some work to this, adding past Commissioners, etc. This seems to be the one existing Cabinet position where we don't have an list of past Commissioners (a quick web search did not turn up one either). There was no category for this position(like the other Cabinet offices) so I created it today. Today, I also added an entry for Nathan Mayo, who served as Commissioner for 37 years - really interesting history. Frank0051 (talk) 18:44, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

You prompted me to unleash some google mojo. This might be what you are looking for: Gamaliel (talk) 19:07, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
That definitely helps. I'm glad someone was able to find something. Frank0051 (talk) 21:22, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Merger Proposal: List of cities in Florida and List of towns and villages in Florida

I am proposing to merge List of cities in Florida and List of towns and villages in Florida; get in the conversation while it is 'hot'. Frank0051 (talk) 17:52, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Oppose Generally, we try to make lists smaller, not bigger. I don't think any other state does this, so why should we be the exception? --Ebyabe (talk) 22:16, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
Oppose, per Ebyabe -- Donald Albury 10:33, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
Support:Well, you might want to actually post on the Merger discussion page on Talk:List of cities in Florida, but first we don't try to make lists smaller or larger, we try to make them factually accurate. I imagine the reason (I cannot say with certainty) that other states do this [multiple lists) is because there are actual legal differences between cities, towns, and villages in most states (this is particularly true in the Northeast). If you look at the Merger Discussion on Talk:List of cities in Florida you will see that, "It is my thought that List of towns and villages in Florida and List of cities in Florida should be merged together into a new page entitiled List of municipalities in Florida (or perhaps list of incorporated areas) with redirections from the old pages. There is no legal difference between a city, town, villages, Hamlet, or whatever else you want to name your city in Florida, so why should we segregate them?" Frank0051 (talk) 18:43, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
Merge complete given other support shown on the actual talk page, and following the trend used in other states (Tennessee for instance). Frank0051 (talk) 15:43, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Merger Proposal: Lake Eola and Lake Eola Park

I am proposing to merge Lake Eola Park (and redirect) into Lake Eola; get in the conversation while it is 'hot'. Frank0051 (talk) 20:52, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Support Ebyabe (talk) 22:16, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
Support -- Donald Albury 10:32, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

The Merge has been completed. Frank0051 (talk) 18:53, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Can you help expand Allen Morris (historian)?

I recently proposed this page for deletion. I later removed my proposal and finally got around to improving the article. I don't have the time or resources to get it out of stub class and was hoping people in WikiProject Florida could make an improvement to the page. Ryan Vesey (talk) 13:11, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Talk:Casey Anthony: Own article or not?

A discussion is going on at the above linked talk page about whether or not Casey Anthony should get her own article outside of the case. Some of you may want to weigh in. Flyer22 (talk) 19:38, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

FAR for History of Miami

This article is being reviewed for Featured Article de-nomination:

Daniel Christensen (talk) 22:57, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion for WikiProject United States to support WikiProject Florida

Someone recently suggested that this project may be inactive or semiactive and it might be beneficial to include it in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States. After reviewing the project it appears that there has been no significant activity on either the main project page or the talk page since 2010. Please feel free to contact me if there are any comments or questions. --Kumioko (talk) 03:16, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

This discussion has been open for 13 days without comment. Does anyone have any comments about this suggestion? --Kumioko (talk) 20:37, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
  • What exactly is the effect of what you are asking about? Niteshift36 (talk) 20:50, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
No problem, First let me say that the project page with members stay basically as they are with the members able to dictate how things happen, scope of the project, etc. Its not going to be absorbed or dissolved in any way and the scope won't change unless the members want it too. The only change would be that the WikiProject banner would be replaced with the WPUS banner with WikiProject Florida embedded within it. You can take a look at Category talk:Visitor attractions in South Carolina to see an example. All the projects use a standard group of parameters (Needs infobox, image, attention, etc), and the banner allows for things like project to do lists, articles with to do lists and articles with comments. It also reduces the number of banners on the talk page of the articles. All the projects use the same article classes (If the project doesn't want to though thats ok too but the rest do and I would like to try and keep it as standard as possible).
How it will be supported can depend on what the members of the project want but typically WPUS is a bigger project with a lot more members, it has a newsletter, a monthly collaboration, multiple bots that run actively through the articles for various things (as can be seen on the members page) with more being setup as we go along. This means that it will be seen by a lot of people in a lot of ways. Up till now we have mostly been concentrating on building up the project but soon we are going to be starting to do some drives to build up articles, create new ones, etc. I hope this helps. --Kumioko (talk) 23:20, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
Since it has been 18 days since this discussion began and it appears that there are no problems with this proposal I am going to go ahead and add this project to the supported projects list. --Kumioko (talk) 19:42, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
You may do so, but you will NOT change the WPFLA template to mark it as deprecated. You have been attempting to shove this WikiProject into another one, even though your proposal has received objections from multiple editors in this project each time you have discussed it. Adding it to the "supported by" list is fine, but deprecating templates is quite another. Horologium (talk) 18:12, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
Actually you don't know what your talking about. If you actually paid attention you would notice that if even 1 editor was opposed I didn't make the change. If you want me to leave the banner thats fine but that fact that this message sat here and on several other Florida related projects (all of them actually) messages on any of them stating opposition for about 20 days it didn't give the impression that anyone cared. I am not trying to "force" anything on anyone. --Kumioko (talk) 18:37, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
I know exactly what I am talking about. I didn't oppose (or even comment upon) your last post because I am not opposed to having WPUS "support" us, but your post doesn't say anything about deprecating the template for WPFLA, which was the edit you just requested on the WPFLA template page. You are right that you have not forced anything, but you have been pushing the same line since November 2010, you have received pushback each time from me and last two other editors, and your overzealous efforts earlier this year resulted in a very large (and at times heated) discussion about the scope of WP:USA. I don't plan to involve myself in WP:US, and I would appreciate it if WP:USA didn't try to impose changes upon us. Horologium (talk) 19:15, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Since it appears above that there is some opposition to this project being supported I am going to give this discussion a couple days to gathher more comments before migrating the articles into WPUS. I have added the coding to the WPUS template as well as several other Florida related projects (Miami, Tampa Bay and Jacksonville) but I can easily remove them if this project doesn't want it. --Kumioko (talk) 18:56, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

No problem I will remove the Florida projects from the supported list. As I mentioned before no one is forcing anything. It may take a couple days for an admin to get around to making the edit though. Since the template is protected and I am not an admin I can only make the changes in the sandbox. --Kumioko (talk) 19:34, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
Its done, All Florida related projects have been removed from WPUS and its template and I have reverted the changes made to the templates deprecating them. --Kumioko (talk) 21:03, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

A few suggestions for the project

Since this project does not wish to be supported by WikiProject United States I'll leave these suggestions here if anyone wants to take them for action.

  1. I found quite a bit of content containing Florida, FL, Tampa bay, Miami, Orlando and Pensacola that isn't tagged for the project yet. There are quite a few redirects but there are a lot of articles as well. There may also be a few false positives but I haven't scrubbed it much yet.
  2. I created categories for WP Florida, Tampa Bay, Miami and Jacksonville for: needing infoboxes, needing references, containing comments, containing to do lists, the project doesn't have a to do list linked, needing geo coordinates, needing images, needing attention, needing maps and a couple of others. I recommend the Templates be modified to use these. This will allow editors interested in that topic area to more easily focus there efforts.
  3. Several of the Florida projects didn't track some or all of the non article content of: Category, Template, Book, Redirect, Project, Portal, Disambig, File and FM. I created these with the intent of WPUS supporting them but I recommend adding these to the templates. This will allow Article alert bot to notify the project if any of these content types are suggested for discussion, deletion, review, etc without having to watch all the for discussion, deletion, review boards as closely.
  4. I would suggest adding the other 9 Florida related projects to the Florida banner. Most of the projects are Inactive or semiactive and it makes sense for them to be consolidated.
  5. I created pages for To do lists for each of the Following projects if hey were needed: WP Florida, Tampa Bay, Miami and Jacksonville. A couple still need to be populated though.
  6. I made sure that Florida, Miami, Tampa Bay and Jacksonville were signed up for Article Alerts and JL-bot. in a couple cases they are not linked to the project pages yet so someone may want to do that.
  7. I forgot that I also created importance categories for the projects that didn't use those. --Kumioko (talk) 19:40, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Cheers and happy editing. --Kumioko (talk) 19:34, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Proposed Master Legend DYK

Hey guys, I have a DYK outstanding for Master Legend (Orlando) if some people want to help proof the article or proof the DYK request ( Frank0051 (talk) 16:34, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Portal:Florida: Who updates it?

Who updates the Portal:Florida page? Perhaps I'm wrong, but it seems like the DYK, featured story, and other content hasn't been updated in months. Frank0051 (talk) 23:58, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Is there a page for newbies to this project?

--Ourhistory153 (talk) 20:11, 27 September 2011 (UTC) I am trying to find a landing page for those interested in being involved with this Florida wiki writing project. Any direction would be appreciated. Also I have some suggested pages with our state's 500th anniversary coming up.

Solicit Interest for Articles for Florida's 500th Anniversary

Communities all across Florida will be planning celebrations and activities surrounding our state's 500th anniversary in 2013. Whereas the anniversay is based around the landing of Juan_Ponce_de_Leon in April of 1513 there are other heritage events that will be included. As an editor and writer here at Wikipedia I am looking for other editors who would like to cover this topic and the history that goes with it. If interested, let's set up a talk page where we can discuss creating topics around this special anniversary and the History_of_Florida. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ourhistory153 (talkcontribs) 04:10, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Invite to Viva Florida 500

I'd like to invite fellow Wikipedians interested in Florida history to join in our new project page for celebrating our state's 500th anniversay at Viva_Florida_500 Please review and join in getting this project off the ground. It's more than just about Ponce de Leon and his landing it is also about other cultures and what new content we can bring into Wiki such as what we can add about the Native Cultures that were here when this period of discovery began.--Ourhistory153 (talk) 14:18, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Those who read this posting last year, please note I need your help. I do all this work to this project, promoting Wikipedia to over a hundred historians and archivists throughout Florida, and now a Mr. Danbury User_talk:Donald_Albury#Deleting_the_WikiFriends_of_Viva_Florida_500.3F wants to delete it! I'm an author and a historian and I have better things to do with my time. Let him know you don't want this project deleted. We have made great progress, and it is not as though we have been idle with it. --Ourhistory153 (talk) 15:01, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

What you are doing is great. But it should be done through this existing Wikiproject, rather than dividing our efforts. I'd hate to think that you would refuse to promote Wikipedia simply because of a request to work through this project rather than one that duplicates this project. Dougweller (talk) 15:50, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

I solicited opinions back in September of last year and it was decided to go with the project. I've published articles in the press on this project, as I am a correspondent, to help get the brand recognition of Wikipedia to this community. Historians, archivists, yes and even TDC people are familiar with this project. And then five months later someone wants to delete the project? What is wrong that picture. I rest my case, I gotta get back to more productive work. --Ourhistory153 (talk) 16:10, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

I can see the problem you have, but surely you can just say the project is merged with this one? Dougweller (talk) 19:02, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Just FYI there is nothing wrong with multiple projects promoting the same topic. WikiProject United States broadly covers Us topics and other more specific projects cover the same ones. Take for example US Presidents and US Presidential elections, Politics, US State Legislators, US Congress, Barack Obama, etc. WikiProject MILHIST has a task force for Aviation and thats a seperate project. My only problem with the new project is the title. It should be WikiProject Viva Florida 500 to match the standard naming convention given to WikiProjects. --Kumioko (talk) 19:10, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

I like the use of the word Friends in the title. It seemed to invoke an atmosphere of mutual cooperation. Much like my "Period of Friendship" narrative in the Ais Indians article. But if that is what you want to change sobeit. I don't know why I came back to check in. I suppose it has to do with the affirmation in my life "Nothing worthwhile ever comes easy". -Rick Warren --Ourhistory153 (talk) 21:57, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places/Fall 2011 Photo Contest

WP:NRHP is having a Fall Photo Contest running from Oct. 21-Dec. 4, 2011. I'd like to encourage anybody who enjoys photography, and anybody who is interested in historic places to participate. One way that an individual editor or a project can participate is to include their own challenge. For example, somebody here might want to include a challenge such as "A barnstar will be awarded to the photographer who adds the most photos of NRHP listed Post Offices to the NRHP county lists." To sponsor a challenge all you need to do is come up with an idea, post it on the contest page, and do the bit of work needed to judge the winner(s).

Any and all contributions appreciated.

Ebyabe talk - Health and Welfare ‖ 19:09, 16 October 2011 (UTC)


We need more thoughts at Talk:Climate_of_Florida#Climate_Data_Chart. Anybody interested in the weather? :) Student7 (talk) 12:49, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Merge proposal

I have proposed that Ponce de León Island be merged into Brevard County, Florida#Geographic features. -- Donald Albury 18:48, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

What do we do about a project that duplicates the work of this one?

See the section above "Invite to Viva Florida 500". Dougweller (talk) 19:02, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

I've asked the editor who nominated Viva Florida for deletion to drop it. I've managed to get agreement o make Viva Florida 500 a subproject of this project, and keep the original page as a redirect so any existing links still work. See Wikipedia talk:Viva Florida 500 WP. Can anyone help with this? Dougweller (talk) 18:37, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Florida will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Florida's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 23:58, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

New task force as result of MfD

This is a page move notification. The page "Wikipedia:Viva Florida 500 WP" has been moved to "Wikipedia:WikiProject Florida/History task force" per this discussion. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 09:09, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

File:William R. Roesch.jpg

File:William R. Roesch.jpg has been nominated for deletion at Wikipedia:Possibly_unfree_files/2013_March_27 -- (talk) 01:39, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

BLT cocktail

BLT cocktail is undergoing a deletion discussion about whether to delete the article from Wikipedia.

Please see ongoing discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/BLT cocktail.

Thank you for your time,

Cirt (talk) 08:52, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Snow in Florida

I have nominated Snow in Florida to go up on the main page here. Any help you can provide in addressing the concerns that have been raised there would be greatly appreciated. Some of the concerns, such as replacing the deadlinks, are things that I do not know how to resolve, so I thought that bringing the nomination to the attention of people interested in Florida-related articles might grab the attention of editors who know how to resolve these concerns better than I. Neelix (talk) 00:18, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Change in name of MSA

A name change from North Port–Sarasota–Bradenton MSA to Sarasota MSA is being discussed on talk:Sarasota metropolitan area. Student7 (talk) 20:46, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Trayvon Martin on the backseat of a car.png

image:Trayvon Martin on the backseat of a car.png has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 05:31, 20 September 2013 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Tommie Barfield Dlohcierekim 05:03, 4 December 2013 (UTC) If someone could complete this, the creator appears to have stopped when the AfD started. Dlohcierekim 15:12, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Move request: Alvin Brown (politician)

I've started a move request that may be relevant to this project. It can be found at Alvin Brown (politician)#Requested move: redux.--Cúchullain t/c 14:08, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Publix Sabor photo request

Is anyone here in the Miami or Orlando areas?

If so, would you mind photographing any one of these Publix Sabor locations?

  • Hialeah Mercado 1585 West 49th Street Hialeah, FL 33012-2924
  • Miller Square Shopping Center - 13890 SW 56th St Miami, FL 33175-6021
  • Publix Sabor Coral Way Shopping Center - 8680 SW 24th St Miami, FL 33155-2338
  • Ventura Downs - 1980 East Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34743-8600

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 14:58, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Sanford Police Department (Florida)

As a result of the recent shooting, I have started the above page. I tell you, a lot of excitment for a small PD. I would appreciate the attention of those of you interested. Paul, in Saudi (talk) 08:36, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Double-crested Cormorant

See discussion on whether to include the alternate colloquial name of "nigger goose", currently disputed. go to Talk:Double-crested_Cormorant#Inclusion_of_colloquial_name_.22nigger_goose.22 Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:50, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Spanish Wikipedia: WikiProject Florida created

For editors who speak Spanish, you are welcome to edit es:Wikiproyecto:Florida, the Spanish Wikipedia WikiProject on Florida WhisperToMe (talk) 20:34, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Redlinked images

These pages have redlinked images:

It may be a job for the Highways WikiProject? -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 04:59, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

There is a discussion if the Environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was split correctly from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and if it should be merged back there. Relevant sections for this discussion are this and this. Your comments are appreciated. Thank you. Beagel (talk) 21:46, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Ed Miracle

I just created an article on him. Does anyone in the area have anything to expand it? Do you tag BLP articles for this wikiproject?--Canoe1967 (talk) 18:24, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

WP:Florida doesn't have a BLP tag in its template, but it needs the normal WPBIO template with blp=yes. - The Bushranger One ping only 05:12, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Heads up...

An IP editor is making numerous changes to coordinates for north Florida communities, that are making the coordinates less accurate, as well as other presumably good-faith but nonconstructive edits as seen at Cedar Key, Florida. Keeping an eye on this might be needed. - The Bushranger One ping only 05:13, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Neighborhoods articles

Disambiguation for articles on neighborhoods has always been a bit of an issue at Wikipedia, and it's becoming more of an issue with Jacksonville articles as we create and expand more articles on its neighborhoods. Historically, most neighborhood articles used a "comma convention" (ie, formatted as Springfield, Jacksonville). Others use the parenthetical: Springfield (Jacksonville). A number of cities, including Washington, D.C., Charlotte, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, and Atlanta, have adopted the parenthetical across the board, and in January 2011, Averette moved almost all articles on Florida neighborhoods to this convention (see Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa, Miami Beach, and Key West, and a few others). When he got to Jacksonville, however, I asked him to stop until an actual consensus for such moves was determined; as a result, Jacksonville articles are split; most have used the parenthetical, while some retain the comma convention.
As we continue to improve Jacksonville's neighborhood articles, it's time to pick one format and stick with it. A recent move request for Washington neighborhoods found no consensus to change from the parenthetical to the comma convention, and a related RM for Atlanta seems unlikely to find such consensus either. Considering the convention is here to stay for the time being, and that virtually all other Florida neighborhood article use it, I recommend we shift the remainder of applicable Jacksonville article be moved to parenthetical disambiguation. As with anything, articles without an ambiguous title don't need a disambiguator.--Cúchullain t/c 13:50, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

I, personally, much prefer the comma convention, as it fits with the normal convention used for populated places across the board. But I won't stand in the way of uniformity - better to be at a not-as-good but still-useable format across the board, then split. - The Bushranger One ping only 16:05, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I think there are solid arguments for both conventions. This just happens to be the one with the most widespread use in the most comparable articles, and since there's a lot of activity on Jacksonville neighborhood articles right now I want to get some consistency in there so it doesn't cause issues down the road.--Cúchullain t/c 18:14, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Florida State League (Baseball)

If there are any baseball fans, I would like to call upon you to help expand the pages for the Florida State League minor league teams. When a visiting team comes to Daytona Beach to play the Daytona Cubs, I will try to take plenty of photos and upload them to the Commons. Thanks for your attention. Gamweb (talk) 20:59, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Bay of Espiritu Santo

Can someone with an understanding of the history of Tampa Bay/ East Florida, please see Talk:Tampa Bay#Bay of Espiritu Santo. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:44, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Leon County Census figures in error

Not sure where else to post this where somebody who wants to look into it will see this note, but here goes: a little research project of mine led me to the historical population figures for Tallahassee and Leon County, among other localities in Florida. Look in the demographics section of each article to see a list of decennial census population counts. Trouble is, from 1930 to 1970, the figures given for Leon County are actually less than those given for Tallahassee!

I traced this back via the citation given to the Census Bureau figures online - and yup, that's what the CB says in a list prepared in 1995. But that just can't be correct. As a preliminary guess, I'm thinking the compiler of that list reversed the figures for the county and the city in those decades, but who knows for sure.

It's not worth my time to wade through the massive CB website to try to find the original reports and figures from each of those decades, and maybe it's not worth anyone else's time, either - but bad information is a wicked thing, big or little. So I'm posting this note here in case anyone else wants to wrassle with the Census Bureau data and come up with better figures. Textorus (talk) 22:22, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Created new article on Chicago Options Associates

I've gone ahead and created a new article on Chicago Options Associates.

Suggestions for additional secondary sources would be appreciated, at the article's talk page.


Cirt (talk) 08:06, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Port of Fernandina

I started an article on this port. If I understand correctly, the original port was on Amelia Island. The town there was known as Fernandina but was later renamed Old Town. I would appreciate any assistance in clarifying the history and where the current port is. Thanks to anyone willing to lend a hand. Candleabracadabra (talk) 18:14, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Sweetwater, Florida proposal

Something which has been bothering me for a while since I first spotted it is this disambiguation page where someone who types in Sweetwater, Florida gets a disambig page with four choices: one each in Dade, Hardee, Duval, and Liberty counties. At one time, typing in Sweetwater, Florida would take a person to the municipality in Dade County's page. Then someone who apparently isn't very familiar with Florida changed it to the current mess we have now.

So we have four communities in Florida with the name "Sweetwater". Summing them up:

  • Sweetwater, Liberty County, Florida- A google search (and map) will show that this is probably just a small community with negligible population; probably less than 100 people, not even a CDP. There isn't an article for this community, just a red link.
  • Sweetwater, Duval County, Florida- This is actually part of Jacksonville, as Duval County has no unincorporated areas. This also is a red link, but if someone saw fit to create an article, it should be at Sweetwater, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Sweetwater, Hardee County, Florida does have an article about it, but having lived in an adjacent county, I know its more common name is "Sweetwater Ranch". This commmunity isn't large, but is growing although it isn't large enough to qualify for CDP status by the census bureau.
  • Sweetwater, Miami-Dade County is the only one of the four which is incorporated and is a city with close to 15,000 people located in the largest county in the largest metropolitan area in the state.
  • There are other numerous communities, subdivisions, etc. named Sweetwater in Florida (I know of several in Polk County and at least one in Broward).

So I propose that Sweetwater, Florida point to the city in Miami-Dade county not a disambig page with the city and three much smaller communities, because almost anyone who would type in Sweetwater, Florida would almost certainly be looking for the city in South Florida, not one of the other three. I also propose moving Sweetwater, Hardee County, Florida to Sweetwater Ranch, Florida.

If anyone has any objections, please state them below, otherwise- I'll make the move as stated above a week from now. VictorianMutant(Talk) 15:27, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Archived some threads

I've archived some inactive threads to subsections which were notifications about discussions that have since been closed. — Cirt (talk) 17:37, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

List of Florida state forests

I created the ones that were redlinked. Some of them are now recretaion areas so I think updates are needed. Also I couldn't find much for Watson Island State Forest. If anyone can help I would appreciate it. Thanks. Candleabracadabra (talk) 15:52, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

CDPs without articles

The following CDPs (probably all new from the 2010 Census) currently have no articles:

  1. Acacia Villas, Florida
  2. Allentown, Florida
  3. Avalon, Florida
  4. Berrydale, Florida
  5. Black Hammock, Florida
  6. Brownsdale, Florida
  7. Cabana Colony, Florida
  8. Cobbtown, Florida
  9. Dickerson City, Florida
  10. Dixonville, Florida
  11. East Milton, Florida
  12. Fidelis, Florida
  13. Floridatown, Florida
  14. Fort Green, Florida
  15. Fort Green Springs, Florida
  16. Fuller Heights, Florida
  17. Garcon Point, Florida
  18. Grenelefe, Florida
  19. Harold, Florida
  20. Heritage Pines, Florida
  21. Holley, Florida
  22. Island Walk, Florida
  23. Kenwood Estates, Florida
  24. Key Vista, Florida
  25. Lake Mystic, Florida
  26. Lakewood Gardens, Florida
  27. Lemon Grove, Florida
  28. Limestone, Hardee County, Florida
  29. Meadow Oaks, Florida
  30. Montura, Florida
  31. Mount Carmel, Florida
  32. Mulat, Florida
  33. Munson, Florida
  34. OakLeaf Plantation, Florida
  35. Pasadena Hills, Florida
  36. Pine Air, Florida
  37. Pine Level, Santa Rosa County, Florida
  38. Pioneer, Florida
  39. Point Baker, Florida
  40. Quail Ridge, Florida
  41. River Ridge, Florida
  42. Roeville, Florida
  43. San Castle, Florida
  44. Spring Hill, Santa Rosa County, Florida
  45. Spring Ridge, Florida
  46. Tiger Point, Florida
  47. Verona Walk, Florida
  48. Wallace, Florida
  49. Watergate, Florida
  50. Whitfield, Santa Rosa County, Florida
  51. Wiscon, Florida

There are also some new ones that were not formerly CDPs and so don't have much in the way of information. --NE2 02:17, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Are any of them in Indian River or Brevard? None of them look familiar. But if any are, I will look into creating them.Greg Bard (talk) 18:15, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
I don't think so, unless nobody's added them to those county templates yet. --NE2 21:04, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

I now have a list of all current and former CDPs, with counties, at User:NE2/CDP. --NE2 17:20, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Versailles house in Windermere

Does anyone live near Windermere, Florida? We really, really need a photo of Versailles house. Many thanks, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:49, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Live near Windermere and have a boat, since it's in an exclusive gated community :) Although perhaps you could sneak in on the sidewalk. Though the photos on probably qualify as {{PD-FLGov}} (the cited court decision deals with another county's property appraiser). --NE2 02:13, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Fantastic!!! I will upload one of those images right now. If you do happen to buzz by in your boat, please do take a snapshot. Many, many thanks. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 02:35, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Done. It is a bit dicey because the license says "...created by a government unit of the U.S. state of Florida..." and the source isn't exactly that. But, the next sentence refers to what you said about public records, so we will see. Again, thank you for the suggestion. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 02:51, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, that seems to be an error in the template. The actual law cited says "any state, county, district, authority, or municipal officer, department, division, board, bureau, commission, or other separate unit of government created or established by law". (PS: I don't actually have a boat; that was an addition to the requirements for being able to take a photo.) --NE2 03:08, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
An error: Good. That means the image should stick. The boat: Get one. Then you could sneak onto the properties of the stinking rich and detonate their lawn jockeys. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 03:13, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in the Americas may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 20:56, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Florida At Wikimania 2014

Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

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Need of more pages

I've been watching for a while that there are thousands of pages related to Florida, but not tagged as {{WikiProject Florida}}, especially the biographical article where the subject is directly connected with Florida. For example Steven A. Boylan, a huge article and I just added the project[1] Since my list has got thousands of name that require {{WikiProject Florida}} I think a bot would be appropriate.

Thanks and share your views OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 09:53, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Need article on strike which began in 1963 on Florida East Coast Railway

There was a strike on the Florida East Coast Railway that began in 1963. It's important in history. I really don't know much about the strike, besides its duration, bitterness, violence, and effect on US-wide work rules in a major industry (railroads). Therefore, I can't comment on the accuracy of the existing article on the FEC. But I can say that the level of detail that's in the current article is probably about right for a general article on the FEC.

I would like Wikipedia to have a new article specifically on the strike: what happened, why, and consequences.

I think the article should use Seth Bramson's book, Speedway to Sunshine, even though I haven't read it, because it is reputed to be the standard reference on the FEC. Similarly, I would expect the article to use historians who have published in the Florida Historical Quarterly. But I'm not sure such sources will have sufficient sympathy for the workers who went on strike. So, for completeness and NPOV, I encourage authors to search out such sources, in addition to sources that are sympathetic to FEC management.

I'm not expert enough on Wikipedia to know the best way to invite such an article to be written, but I'm cross-posting this to the Talk page of WikiProject:Organized Labour and here (with minor edits) - original post is on Talk page of FEC. Oaklandguy (talk) 04:09, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal

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)

"Florida White"

FYI, the usage of "Florida White" is up for discussion, see Talk:Anglo-Nubian -- (talk) 05:25, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

It's a rabbit, for the record. I was expecting something like Florida Cracker. --NE2 06:09, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live!

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Jokes on the Spanish Version on the Orlando(Florida) article.

I don't know exactly where to post this. The Sanish version of the article on Orlando(Florida), under the section of Etimología (Etymology) says: "doky is beautiful, love it" (doky es hermoso amenlo) which is a prank and has nothing to do with the article. Someone messed up with it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:22, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Hard Choices, new article about crime film set in Florida

I've created a new article about the crime film, set in Florida, Hard Choices (film).

Help with suggesting additional secondary sources would be appreciated at the article's talk page, at Talk:Hard Choices (film).

Thank you,

Cirt (talk) 02:52, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Jokes on the Spanish Version on the Orlando(Florida) article.

I don't know exactly where to post this. The Sanish version of the article on Orlando(Florida), under the section of Etimología (Etymology) says: "doky is beautiful, love it" (doky es hermoso amenlo) which is a prank and has nothing to do with the article. Someone messed up with it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:22, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Hard Choices, new article about crime film set in Florida

I've created a new article about the crime film, set in Florida, Hard Choices (film).

Help with suggesting additional secondary sources would be appreciated at the article's talk page, at Talk:Hard Choices (film).

Thank you,

Cirt (talk) 02:52, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Addison Russell (baseball) listed at Requested moves


A requested move discussion has been initiated for Addison Russell (baseball) to be moved to Addison Russell. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 23:18, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

State of Florida v. George Zimmerman listed at Requested moves


A requested move discussion has been initiated for State of Florida v. George Zimmerman to be moved to State v. Zimmerman. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 23:19, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

AfC submission

Could anyone have a look at Draft:Sloman Moody? Thanks, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 16:11, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Tillie K. Fowler Article

The article I previously created former U.S. Congresswoman Tillie K. Fowler of Florida may be of interest to this WikiProject. --TommyBoy (talk) 01:15, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

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You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

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Wikipedia:Featured list removal candidates/List of birds of Florida/archive1

I have nominated List of birds of Florida for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.

Nomination of NewsBank for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article NewsBank is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/NewsBank until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. — Cirt (talk) 08:23, 3 October 2015 (UTC)


Hello all! I was curious if anyone else thought it might be a good idea to make a (nonbinding) guideline on how all the individual US state WikiProjects should organize themselves, to help standardize them. I originally put this suggestion in the WikiProject United States talk page, so feel free to look there if you're interested. It's pretty empty though; basically all they said was to see what each of the individual projects thought about it. Please tell me if you have any concerns with this idea; hopefully we can find a way for everyone to love it! Also, I'm new at making proposals, so please forgive me if I do anything silly. :) Hope that you like this idea! JonathanHopeThisIsUnique (talk) 04:58, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

AfC submission

Could anyone assess this man's notability? Draft:Sloman Moody. Best, FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 17:05, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Windover Archeological Site

Please add to your watchlists and improve if possible - we've an IP citing Gavin Menzies to prove the bodies found there were European. Doug Weller (talk) 16:08, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

St. Petersburg, Florida buildings

Hey, I was just wondering if someone from the WikiProject Florida could rate these following articles:

I figured that they probably need a rating since they're located in Florida and other similar articles rated. Thank you for your consideration to read this and possibly rate those articles (even though they're lists/stub/start but who knows). Adog104 (talk) 19:39, 21 September 2015 (UTC)Adog104

Help with Quint Studer

Hi, I am looking for editors to review some edits I have for the Quint Studer article. I am requesting feedback because I have prepared two new drafts on behalf of, and with input from, Mr. Studer as a paid consultant to The Studer Group. Because of my COI, I won’t make edits myself. My drafts focus on Studer's investments and baseball team ownership. Since he owns the Blue Wahoos and most of his investments are in the Pensacola area, I thought editors here might be interested in reviewing. The full request and links to the drafts can be found here. I appreciate any assistance you can provide. Thanks. 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 21:43, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

Created new article - Cuban-born musician Israel Kantor

I've created a new article on the Cuban-born musician Israel Kantor.

Suggestions for additional secondary sources would be appreciated, at Talk:Israel Kantor.

Thank you,

Cirt (talk) 01:16, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

AfC submission

See Draft:Larry and Penny Thompson Memorial Park and Campground. Thank you, FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 02:07, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Missing Florida Supreme Court Justices

Drafts have been created for dozens of missing Florida Supreme Court Justices at Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/United States state supreme court justices#Florida. Please feel free to complete these drafts and move them to mainspace. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Cheers! bd2412 T 04:30, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Frank Brogan

Does anyone have the date Frank Brogan formally left office as lieutenant governor? MB298 (talk) 19:01, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Never mind - just found it out. MB298 (talk) 19:08, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Production of Key Largo

A relatively small matter but, after 9 years, no-one has bothered to address a simple question about this classic movie. Though not a film connoisseur, I have read the article in question and believe it is well below WP standards. Cheers, Bjenks (talk) 06:30, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Auto-assessment of article classes

Following a recent discussion at WP:VPR, there is consensus for an opt-in bot task that automatically assesses the class of articles based on classes listed for other project templates on the same page. In other words, if WikiProject A has evaluated an article to be C-class and WikiProject B hasn't evaluated the article at all, such a bot task would automatically evaluate the article as C-class for WikiProject B.

If you think auto-assessment might benefit this project, consider discussing it with other members here. For more information or to request an auto-assessment run, please visit User:BU RoBOT/autoassess. This is a one-time message to alert projects with over 1,000 unassessed articles to this possibility. ~ RobTalk 22:28, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

Walt Disney World Railroad assessment requested

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You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:2016 Orlando nightclub shooting#RfC: Should the lead mention that the majority of victims were Hispanic, and should the lead mention that Pulse was hosting a Latin night?. - MrX 13:56, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Talk:SIG MCX# RFC: Is the Orlando shooting relevant? Please post on that page if you have a comment. Felsic2 (talk) 20:10, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

US 50,000 Challenge invite

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more states than they might otherwise work on. If there's the interest I will start 1000 State Challenges like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of states regularly contributing. If you would like to see masses of articles being improved for the US and your specialist/home state like Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, sign up today and once the challenge starts a contest can be organized. This is a way we can target every state, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant and also sign under any state sub challenge on the page that you might contribute to! Thankyou.♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:12, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Florida Amendment 2 (2016) Needs Expansion

We should expand this, especially before the election on Tuesday. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tkratzer (talkcontribs) 16:20, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Note that with the success of Amendment 2, we have a new article: Cannabis in Florida. Goonsquad LCpl Mulvaney (talk) 22:46, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Florida Amendment 2 (2016)

I've updated Florida Amendment 2 (2016) for a class project, could it be taken off the stub list, please? Thanks, Tkratzer (talk) 05:02, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Notice to participants at this page about adminship

Many participants here create a lot of content, have to evaluate whether or not a subject is notable, decide if content complies with BLP policy, and much more. Well, these are just some of the skills considered at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship.

So, please consider taking a look at and watchlisting this page:

You could be very helpful in evaluating potential candidates, and even finding out if you would be a suitable RfA candidate.

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Comments on RfC Donald Trump requested

There is currently an RfC about the outcome of the presidential election here. Participation would be appreciated. Thanks. SW3 5DL (talk) 16:59, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Commons:Photo challenge February 2017 is Multilingualism

Hola a tod@s! Estoy aquí para anunciar commons:Commons:Photo challenge/2017 - February - Multilingualism. Esperamos que os animéis a participar.

FYI, take a look in commons:Commons:Photo challenge/2017 - February - Multilingualism if you have any file you'd like to upload, maybe in some of your archive at home. So far nothing from Florida .--Alexmar983 (talk) 05:36, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Upcoming "420 collaboration"

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You are invited to participate in the upcoming

"420 collaboration",

which is being held from Saturday, April 15 to Sunday, April 30, and especially on April 20, 2017!

The purpose of the collaboration, which is being organized by WikiProject Cannabis, is to create and improve cannabis-related content at Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in a variety of fields, including: culture, health, hemp, history, medicine, politics, and religion.

WikiProject Florida participants may be particularly interested in the following: Cannabis in Florida.

For more information about this campaign, and to learn how you can help improve Wikipedia, please visit the "420 collaboration" page.

---Another Believer (Talk) 14:53, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Rail transport in Walt Disney Parks & Resorts featured list

Greetings. I am attempting to get the Rail transport in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts article upgraded to featured list status here: Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Rail transport in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts/archive1. If you are a member of this task force, your input will be valuable. Jackdude101 (Talk) 23:36, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

The Republic of Florida

Hello all, I have created a page for the Republic of Florida that gave us Florida's first constitution in 1812 (Although technically the Magna Carta and the Constitution of the Republic of West Florida were earlier.) Sadly, I having some trouble with users who dismiss my academic sources for only sources that belittle Florida and support Spain. Any tips for this new user? Some people have denied that the Republic even existed and seem to be discriminating against Native Floridians. Im not a fan of any forms of hate speech and historical event deniers, as I am sure most of you are not either. How can I combat this? Thank You!

EastFloridaHistorian (talk) 22:01, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Popular pages report

We – Community Tech – are happy to announce that the Popular pages bot is back up-and-running (after a one year hiatus)! You're receiving this message because your WikiProject or task force is signed up to receive the popular pages report. Every month, Community Tech bot will post at Wikipedia:WikiProject Florida/Archive 9/Popular pages with a list of the most-viewed pages over the previous month that are within the scope of WikiProject Florida.

We've made some enhancements to the original report. Here's what's new:

  • The pageview data includes both desktop and mobile data.
  • The report will include a link to the pageviews tool for each article, to dig deeper into any surprises or anomalies.
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We're grateful to Mr.Z-man for his original Mr.Z-bot, and we wish his bot a happy robot retirement. Just as before, we hope the popular pages reports will aid you in understanding the reach of WikiProject Florida, and what articles may be deserving of more attention. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at m:User talk:Community Tech bot.

Warm regards, the Community Tech Team 17:16, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Drafts for twenty missing Florida Supreme Court Justices

Drafts have been initiated for twenty missing Florida Supreme Court Justices:

  1. Draft:Armstead Brown
  2. Draft:B.K. Roberts
  3. Draft:Benjamin S. Liddon
  4. Draft:Charles B. Parkhill
  5. Draft:David L. McCain
  6. Draft:E. Harris Drew
  7. Draft:Evelyn C. Maxwell
  8. Draft:Francis B. Carter
  9. Draft:Hal P. Dekle
  10. Draft:Jefferson B. Browne
  11. Draft:John E. Mathews
  12. Draft:Leslie A. Thompson
  13. Draft:Paul D. Barns
  14. Draft:Rivers H. Buford
  15. Draft:Robert S. Cockrell
  16. Draft:Roy H. Chapman
  17. Draft:T. Frank Hobson
  18. Draft:Thomas M. Shackleford
  19. Draft:William A. Hocker
  20. Draft:William H. Ellis

Generally, these include minimal biographical information provided by the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, but additional detail and sourcing is needed. Please help complete these drafts and move them to mainspace. Cheers! bd2412 T 15:00, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Merge for Ft. Lauderdale Air & Sea Show

It has been suggested that Fort Lauderdale Air Show be merged into Air & Sea Show. (Discuss)

If anyone from this WikiProject has any opinions or input, it would be appreciated. WikiVirusC(talk) 05:13, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Help with Full Sail University edit request

Hello, WikiProject Florida participants. On behalf of my employer, Full Sail University (which is based in Florida), I have proposed some improvements to the Wikipedia article. More specifically, I have suggested 4 changes to the article's introduction, which you can see here. My financial conflict of interest prevents me from making any edits myself. Any suggestions and feedback are welcome. Tylergarner (talk) 19:13, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

{{WikiProject United States}}

Is there any interest in adding Florida wikiproject page template to the template {{WikiProject United States}}? It wouldn't change anything about the project, just the template itself. It seems like a useful template for regional articles that are of interest to many states. I'm working on some botany pages that span multiple states, and I'm hoping to not have to add separate banners for states that aren't in the template. @BD2412, Elisfkc, and JiminStPete: it seems like you might be the only people active in this project based on Wikipedia:WikiProject Directory/Description/WikiProject Florida, is that correct? -Furicorn (talk) 08:28, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Florida Bulldog and Sunshine State News

Do any Florida editors know about these publications? They present themselves as reputable but appear biased to me. See Lauren Book and its talk page for the relevant example of my concern. Thanks. – Muboshgu (talk) 22:47, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

Not sure about the first one, but this article says Sunshine State News is "conservative-oriented" and refuses to disclose its ownership, which doesn't sound either reputable or unbiased. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 00:57, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
@TheCatalyst31: Thank you. I had a feeling about that. – Muboshgu (talk) 03:16, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Winter Park Village

I am looking for further input at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Winter Park Village. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 07:11, 4 October 2017 (UTC)