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Latin American cinema task force[edit]

A Latin American cinema task force has been proposed at WP:FILMS, which would include the cinema of Guyana. Interested editors are encouraged to sign up - if there is enough interest, then the task force will be created! Many thanks, Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 20:31, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Help request: 70 Guyana-related articles needing geographical coordinates[edit]

Based on a search of Wikipedia's articles related to Guyana, I've found some articles that I believe are about places in Guyana, and could usefully have geographical coordinates added.

The articles in question are listed in Category:Guyana articles missing geocoordinate data. At the time of writing, some examples included:

  1. Corriverton
  2. King Edward VIII Falls
  3. Mora Point
  4. Pomeroon-Supenaam
  5. Princeville, Guyana
  6. Seweyo
  7. Stabroek Market

...and there are many more, as well. At the time of posting this notice, there were 70 articles in this category needing geographical coordinates.

Why add coordinates?[edit]

By adding coordinates, a Wikipedia reader can easily view the location on a street map, nautical chart, topographic map, by satellite photo, realtime weather map, and in many other ways. Coordinate data makes an article eventually appear in various services such as Google Maps' Wikipedia overlay, Google Earth, and Wikipedia's own internal map service. Coordinate data also helps readers looking for geographically-based data, such as locations near a reference point, or related information.

How can I do it?[edit]

The articles are all marked with {{coord missing}} tags, which need to be replaced with {{coord}} tags that contain the location's latitude/longitude coordinates; or you might be able to add coordinates to an existing infobox. You can find out how to do this at the Wikipedia:Geocoding how-to for WikiProject members.

Please let me know if this is useful, or if I can help in any way. -- The Anome (talk) 22:32, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

There are currently 81 articles marked with coordinate missing. Anyone making coordinate corrections should read Template:Coord/doc first. Some articles that do not display the coordinates in the upper right corner of the article have "display-title" missing from the Coord template. --DThomsen8 (talk) 11:12, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Coordinators' working group[edit]

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Guyana Portal[edit]

Hi Guys, I've made a start on the Portal and I'm about half way through. I've added the link to the main page and if your intention was to remove the other Portal links - feel free to do so, otherwise I'll update the flags on them and they can be kept. Please let me know what you think of the work so far, and if you have any questions/requests, etc, I'll be happy to act on them. Nice to meet everyone - Wiki User 68 Talk 'n Walk 21:12, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Proposal for a 200-WikiProject contest[edit]

A proposal has been posted for a contest between all 200 country WikiProjects. We're looking for judges, coordinators, ideas, and feedback.

The Transhumanist 00:39, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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) 03:23, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced living people articles bot[edit]

User:DASHBot/Wikiprojects provides a list, updated daily, of unreferenced living people articles (BLPs) related to your project. There has been a lot of discussion recently about deleting these unreferenced articles, so it is important that these articles are referenced.

The unreferenced articles related to your project can be found at >>>Wikipedia:WikiProject Guyana/Unreferenced BLPs<<<

If you do not want this wikiproject to participate, please add your project name to this list.

Thank you.

Update: Wikipedia:WikiProject Guyana/Unreferenced BLPs has been created. This list, which is updated by User:DASHBot/Wikiprojects daily, will allow your wikiproject to quickly identify unreferenced living person articles.
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If you have any questions or concerns, visit User talk:DASHBot/Wikiprojects. Okip 00:52, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Guyana articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

Version 0.8 is a collection of Wikipedia articles selected by the Wikipedia 1.0 team for offline release on USB key, DVD and mobile phone. Articles were selected based on their assessed importance and quality, then article versions (revisionIDs) were chosen for trustworthiness (freedom from vandalism) using an adaptation of the WikiTrust algorithm.

We would like to ask you to review the Guyana 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.

We have greatly streamlined the process since the Version 0.7 release, so we aim to have the collection ready for distribution by the end of October, 2010. As a result, we are planning to distribute the collection much more widely, while continuing to work with groups such as One Laptop per Child and Wikipedia for Schools to extend the reach of Wikipedia worldwide. Please help us, with your WikiProject's feedback!

For the Wikipedia 1.0 editorial team, SelectionBot 23:06, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

I have created together with Smallman12q a toolserver tool that shows a weekly-updated list of cleanup categories for WikiProjects, that can be used as a replacement for WolterBot and this WikiProject is among those that are already included (because it is a member of Category:WolterBot cleanup listing subscriptions). See the tool's wiki page, this project's listing in one big table or by categories and the index of WikiProjects. Svick (talk) 20:28, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Indian Reservation[edit]

Are there indian reservation in Guyana? Or something like indian reservation? Indian territory? Where I get information about them?--Kaiyr (talk) 14:36, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Article alerts[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Guyana/Article alerts has been created; generating Article alerts for this WikiProject. Timrollpickering (talk) 20:26, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Guyana will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Guyana'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) 23:23, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Today, I added {{reqphoto|in=Guyana}} to the talk:Castellani House, Guyana page, which adds the article to the Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Guyana list. I would to encourage people in Guyana to take photos and therefore shorten the list of requested photos. On the other hand, those who create or update articles about structures in Guyana should add this template to the talk page if there is no photo or an outdated photo in the article. I added a photo request for Demerara Harbour Bridge because the toll booth is not the bridge, and to Demerara Harbour Bridge because pilings are not the bridge, either. --DThomsen8 (talk) 14:00, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Help Request 2: 76 (and counting) Guyana-related articles in need of photographs...[edit]

Hi there,

Over the last few days, User:Dthomsen8 and I (mainly the former!) have identified 76 articles on places, natural and cultural features in Guyana that are currently lacking photographs and would be much improved by the addition of them. These include, for example:

The full list can be found at Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Guyana

These articles would all benefit hugely from the addition of a photograph, so any contribution to knocking one or more of these off the list would be greatly appreciated!

To find out more about creating and uploading photographs for Wikipedia, see WP:Images.


Lorelei (talk) 01:04, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Editorial Content on Port Mournant[edit]

Hi There

I do believe that your editorial content for Port Mourant is incorrect and I quote... "There are number of families who have migrated from Port Mourant to the United States and Canada and have become very successful and outstanding citizens i.e. Mohans, Persauds, Narines, Tiwaris, Bahadurs, Koomas, Deepoos, Babolaals, Chesters, Drepauls, Deonarines, Etwarus,Mangrus, Prasads, Awatars, Ramrattans, Burchells, Mohan Rostum and Ramtejs"

The quoted section I believe fail to include the UNITED KINGDOM and also families to include, the NEROS and BENJAMINS; who have migrated along with afore mentioned names to the United States, Canada and United Kingdom and have become successful and outstanding citizens.

Thank you.

JCT — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:51, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your input JCT - I will try to look into this in the next day or two. Is there any chance that you would like to join up to the project and help identify other improvements that could be made to Guyana-related articles? All best, Lorelei (talk) 14:53, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

Guyana Sources[edit]

Here are web sites with information about Guyana and Guyanese people.

Additional list of Online Sources provided by Mike Christie

Reference Books[edit]

Mike Christie has the following books, and has kindly said that members can contact him if they would like him to look something up in one or more of these sources. Please don't expect a quick turnaround however, as he is very busy at the moment...

  • Daly, Vere T. (1974). The Making of Guyana. New York: Macmillan. 
  • Hope, Kemp Ronald (1985). Guyana: Politics and Development in an Emergent Socialist State. New York: Mosaic Press. ISBN 0-88962-303-1. 
  • Lowenthal, David (1978). West Indian Societies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19501559-2. 
  • Henry Paget & Carl Stone (eds.) (1983). The Newer Caribbean: Decolonization, Democracy and Development. Philadelphia: Institute for the Study of Human Issues. ISBN 0-89727-049-5
  • Spinner, Thomas J. (1984). A Political and Social History of Guyana, 1945–1983. Boulder CO: Westview Press. ISBN 0-86531-852-1 Check |isbn= value: checksum (help). 

Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses[edit]

Pleas add information about this country to this articles--Kaiyr (talk) 15:59, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

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)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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The naming of "Cougar" (should it be "Puma"?) is under discussion, see talk:Cougar -- (talk) 08:02, 1 March 2015 (UTC)


Please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bernard Darke. I thought the folks here might have more information to offer. - Location (talk) 04:18, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

History of South America[edit]

I've been working on History of South America. Any assistance with copy editing would be much appreciated. -- Marek.69 talk 22:44, 26 March 2016 (UTC)


I've started a discussion at Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2016_October_4#Guyane_Creole for redirects Guyane Creole and Guyane Creoles, in which you may wish to participate. Currently they both target French Guiana. Si Trew (talk) 09:43, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Media upload of historical photographs of Guyana[edit]

Dear editors,

I would like to draw your attention to a media upload that may be of relevance to this page:

The Temminck Groll Collection consists of 2,641 historical photographs taken by the Dutch architect and architectural historian Coen Temminck Groll (1925-2015). The photos were taken in regions with which the Dutch have had historical relations, including countries in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia (see the category description for a full listing). The photos were taken during Temminck Groll's travels and study of 'shared cultural heritage' (heritage of the Netherlands located outside the country’s borders) and mainly date to the 1960s and 1970s. The photographs were digitised by the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands and made available to Wikimedia Commons in the context of the project The Netherlands and the world. If you have any questions about this upload, or have other media requests regarding Dutch shared cultural heritage, don't hesitate to leave a message at the project page!

Kind regards, --AWossink (talk) 14:35, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Upcoming "420 collaboration"[edit]

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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 Guyana participants may be particularly interested in the following: Cannabis in Guyana.

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

---Another Believer (Talk) 21:54, 10 April 2017 (UTC)