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County Board Member vs County Supervisor vs County Commissioner[edit]

In Illinois there is a difference between a county board member, a county supervisor and a county commissioner. I have changed categories to distinguish this. A county board member is a member of a county board in a township form of government. They are elected from districts. Their chairs are also board members, they merely preside over meetings and act as a first among equals. A county commissioners only exist in the sixteen counties with a county commission form of government. Cook County Commissioners take this title, but since they are a separate category I didn't bother changing their category. County supervisors date to the day before Illinois changed how it elected county legislators to a first past the post. It was basically a committee of township supervisors. A better summary is here ( — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mpen320 (talkcontribs) 2017-07-19 (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.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

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}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


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.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:42, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Resource request on Al Jourgensen and Co.[edit]

Hello, I'm looking for two books which would be useful for the article Ministry (band) and others related to it.

  • Connelly, Chris (2007). Concrete, Bulletproof, Invisible & Fried: My Life as A Revolting Cock. Philadelphia, PA: Shipwrecked Industries. ISBN 9780946719952. OCLC 123114150. Pages needed are 168-170, which relate to the recording of "Jesus Built My Hotrod" and Psalm 69.
  • Robbins, Ira A., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Review. Rolling Stone Press. ISBN 0-684-18333-1. ISSN 8755-6324. OCLC 12182031. There are two (at least) pages needed: one referring to Al Jourgensen's first marriage, and another regarding his dispute with Arista Records and later work with Wax Trax! Records.

Thanks from Russia with love, Gleb95 (talk) 22:26, 3 October 2018 (UTC) (reposted from talk) 15:21, 15 September 2018 (UTC)).