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Women in Red: October focus on the Nordic countries[edit]

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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 16:10, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Cabinet question[edit]

I just did a quick cleanup project of moving people who had been filed directly in Category:Icelandic politicians into appropriate subcategories, such as Category:Government ministers of Iceland and/or Category:Members of the Althing. However, while there were a couple of articles about current or recent officeholders which made it clear that the person belonged in both subcategories, there were many more that mentioned only the person's service in cabinet but said nothing at all about whether they served in the Althing or not. I know that it works differently in different countries and the Cabinet of Iceland article doesn't make it very clear either way, so I wanted to ask rather than assuming anything: does Iceland work like Canada or Britain, where the cabinet is selected within the legislature and so a government minister would be automatically also a member of the Althing by definition, or does it work more like the United States, where the cabinet is selected separately from the legislature and so a cabinet minister is not necessarily a present or former member of the Althing?

If it's the former, then there will need to be a separate run to add Category:Members of the Althing to the cabinet ministers that I refiled today — but if it's the latter, somebody may still need to research whether some of the cabinet ministers had also served in the Althing, because many of them had extremely inadequate articles that need expansion. Thanks. Bearcat (talk) 18:47, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

After each election, the president gives one party the right to form an government. The parties that form an government also agree to an list of ministers which is then approved by the president. (Legally speaking, the president appoints the ministers, but the habit is to allow the majority to appoint ministers). Ministers do not have to be members of the parliament. For example, in the Second cabinet of Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (2009-2013), both Gylfi and Ragna where ministers, but they have never been members of the parliament.--Snaevar (talk) 19:46, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Renewable energy in Iceland[edit]

Renewable energy in Iceland, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. AIRcorn (talk) 23:47, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Defaultsort and Þ[edit]

I noticed that in Category:Populated places in Southern Region (Iceland), Þorlákshöfn is sorted under "Th" while Þykkvabær is sorted under "Þ". I assume there is a general convention where articles on Icelandic topics whose titles start with Þ should be sorted, but I'm not familiar with it. Maybe someone could impose some consistency? Huon (talk) 19:42, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

At a closer look sorting Þ as "Th" seems to be common. I've done that for Þykkvabær. Huon (talk) 19:30, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

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At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

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On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

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