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Bradley, Georgia created[edit]

I created Bradley, Georgia as an unincorporated community stub. The Federal Judicial Center indicated Bradley, Georgia as the birth place of a Federal Judge whos article I am working on and the article creation was incident to that. It is an acceptable stub, but could use geo-coordinates and basic infobox info. Thanks. Safiel (talk) 04:02, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Note After giving myself a crash course on GNIS, the infobox for the article is now properly filled out, with geo-coordinates, etc. Safiel (talk) 04:32, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
  • While I don't have time to devote to geographic articles in general, I will try to hit those two article in the next day or so. Safiel (talk) 04:56, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Popular pages report[edit]

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{{WikiProject United States}}[edit]

Is there any interest in adding Georgia to {{WikiProject United States}}? 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 gulf states, and I'm hoping to not have to add separate banners for all six states that aren't in the template -Furicorn (talk) 07:58, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

What would happen to this WikiProject and its corresponding thousands of pages? SEMMENDINGER (talk) 21:14, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
@Semmendinger: I didn't suggest this with the idea to change the project. My idea is the pages with {{WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state)}} banner template would eventually get the new banner template with the template variable GA=yes. See this talk page for an example with Rhode Island. Does that make sense? -Furicorn (talk) 21:44, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
@Furicorn: Interesting, that makes sense. Does that happen retroactively with a bot? When I look at this page I know I'm literally the only one working directly on this WikiProject so it would be nice to have a great support network. I'd be all for it, just don't precisely know how it works is all! SEMMENDINGER (talk) 21:47, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
@Semmendinger and Redrose64: I would assume it would happen by means of a bot, but I'm not 100% clear. I've looped in someone who might know a bit more about it. Hopefully they can speak to how it might happen -Furicorn (talk) 21:52, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
I've looked around at the other pages, and in general it makes a whole lot of sense to make these into basically task forces for WP:USA, and then keep these WP around as "inactive" after changing the template pages, etc, to the new one to be used. I'd be all for it! Thanks for reaching out. SEMMENDINGER (talk) 21:54, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
You don't need to send in a bot. First, amend {{WikiProject United States}} to have two new parameters |Georgia= and |Georgia-importance=, plus aliases |GA= and |GA-importance=. Then convert {{WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state)}} into a wrapper, see for example {{WikiProject New Hampshire}}. If you really do want a bot to carry out replacement, amend {{WikiProject United States}} but {{WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state)}} should be converted more along the lines of {{WikiProject Utah}}. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 23:19, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
@Redrose64: So basically anyone who still uses the original WP:UTAH template will automatically place the new template which is USA plus the Utah taskforce? Because if that's how it works, sounds awesome. I'm assuming this also just carries over the backlog (which I'm currently working through!), etc to WP:USA. My last question is if the Assessment page on this Wikiproject will still work, or it would have to be edited somewhat. I would still like to be able to see the Article class/importance for Georgia-specific articles, not all USA articles as a whole. SEMMENDINGER (talk) 23:33, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
To test out both those questions, I've made this edit. Let's see if a bot - probably AnomieBOT (talk · contribs) - pops by to switch it over, and if it does, what happens to that |importance=low. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 06:53, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
That answers the first question! What about the assessment page then, I guess the only change would be to edit where the assessment criteria pulls it information from? Also what happens with conflicting article grades (USA scores it a stub, a year later Georgia comes in and scores it a start.) Sorry for the questions. SEMMENDINGER (talk) 14:38, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
Follow up: AnomieBOT bot did indeed subst it. There shouldn't be a need to alter the importance assessment criteria. As for the class - the scale should be the same for all WikiProjects (there are a few exceptions). --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 19:26, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. I don't know how to manage the merge though. SEMMENDINGER (talk) 21:31, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
@Redrose64: It's been over a week and no other comments about this have shown up. For this past 9 days there's still basically no activity on this WikiProject, so I think it's safe to merge over and join the Embassy at WP:USA. What are the steps to do this? I don't want to mess up the USA template or Embassy pages. SEMMENDINGER (talk) 17:28, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
What is "the Embassy"? But if you mean that Georgia should be merged into the USA template, a recent comment by Djsasso (talk · contribs) at Template talk:WikiProject United States#Adding AL, FL, GA, IL, MO, and TN is to the contrary. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:09, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
Is this not the Embassy? Where all the task forces are?. Anyway I'm confused why people even reached out to this WP if the decision is not to merge anyway. Oh well? SEMMENDINGER (talk) 02:00, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
I'd never heard of it. Anyway, that makes it one heckuva lot more complicated to add in another. I made a start at {{WikiProject United States/sandbox}} but am finding so many problems with the existing template that it could take some hours of real time. Another problem is that of page load time: every edit, preview, diff and save takes an inordinately long time. Adding in another state will only make things worse. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 08:12, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
Lol that's fine. From above you made it sound so easy - doesn't matter to me one way or the other because it doesn't influence my role on this WP! Thanks for trying it out! SEMMENDINGER (talk) 12:46, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
@Semmendinger: I've sandboxed code for the state, but not for the three taskforces (Atlanta, Education and South Georgia). More complexity.
@Djsasso: I intended to notify you above, but didn't realise that a straight copy of your displayed username would not work. because of capitalisation differences. So, trying again. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 20:34, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
To be clear if the people involved in the projects want to do it, by all means do it. I just think you need to think long and hard on why you want to do it and what actual benefit there is to doing it. Its a lot of work to do, so there should be some benefit other than just being able to use the same banner in my opinion. -DJSasso (talk) 23:02, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

South Georgia College[edit]

South Georgia College was recently converted into a disambiguation page after the article was moved to South Georgia State College. There are perhaps a few additional tasks that may need some attention from editors interested in or knowledgeable about the topics.

  1. See a note on Talk:South Georgia College about another defunct institution South Georgia College at Thomasville which was apparently fairly well-known contemporaneously in the late 1800s. That's in addition to the defunct Methodist institution in McRae.
  2. Most of What links here for South Georgia College likely should point to South Georgia State College, although to avoid anachronisms, the links perhaps should be piped or go through some new redirect such as South Georgia College (Douglas). And in that case, perhaps the defunct schools should be disambiguated as South Georgia College (Thomasville) and South Georgia College (McRae). And there are some articles such as Charles Mercer Snelling or Seaborn Roddenbery or University and college buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places which should link to one of the defunct institutions.
  3. Perhaps Category:South Georgia College and subcategories should be renamed.

-- olderwiser 14:26, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. SEMMENDINGER (talk) 01:41, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Roads: "Not part of the National Highway System"[edit]

Most Georgia state routes have this sentence, which seems very unnecessary:

SR XXX is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility. [source]

Since most are not on the National Highway System, should these all be removed? I removed it from GA 247 without realizing that every single state highway had this sentence (except for those that are on the National Highway System, of course). There are likely over 200 pages to update. HotdogPi 18:33, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–1968) requested move[edit]

There is an ongoing move request for the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–1968) and similar pages. Please feel free to comment at the move request page. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 15:41, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Disambiguation links on pages tagged by this wikiproject[edit]

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

A list of the relevant links on pages which fall within the remit of this wikiproject can be found at

Please take a few minutes to help make these more useful to our readers.— Rod talk 15:49, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up, I'll start helping out. SEMMENDINGER (talk) 15:56, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
That would be great.— Rod talk 16:00, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Green tickY Done. SEMMENDINGER (talk) 16:58, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Still Active?[edit]

Is this project still active? I've never really done any major updates on wikipedia, but I have been doing some research on Georgia Land Lotteries, and the article isn't great. I'd be willing to try my hand at editing it, but wanted to check in here first. — Preceding unsigned comment added by The1gofer (talkcontribs) 20:26, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

Go for it! SEMMENDINGER (talk) 22:34, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

New Georgia userbox templates[edit]

New Georgia userbox templates are now available at Template:User WP Georgia USA and Template:User WP United States. Yours aye,  Buaidh  talk contribs 22:28, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Need help in a section in the St. Simons article[edit]

St._Simons,_Georgia#Cotton_production has two paragraphs that seem uncertain. There was some material about slaves but someone went in and called the stories false. I could not determine which edits those were and I don't know what is correct. (I suspect that calling it false is wrong, but I don't know.) Is there a way to get someone who knows the history to straighten it out? Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 01:54, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

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