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census updates on population for most of the cities in maryland[edit]

most of the numbers reflect the 2000 census, they really need to be updated if anyone have an inkling.

Thank you,

D — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:08, 20 April 2012 (UTC)


Portal:Maryland Roads is at featured portal candidates, the nomination is here. Dough4872 16:48, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Baltimore St. Patrick's Day beating[edit]

Hi, guys!

There has been a beating at St. Patrick's Day in Baltimore, and there's press coverage:

Do you think it would qualify for an article yet? Or should I try to find more sources? WhisperToMe (talk) 22:29, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

GLAM Wiki meet-up in Baltimore on July 19[edit]

Baltimore Heritage is hosting an informal meet-up to continue discussion around partnerships between GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) with Wikipedia in the Baltimore area that we started at the last Baltimore Meet-up. We'd welcome any Wikipedians interested in learning more about this topic and working on ideas for projects with local museums.

Baltimore GLAM Wiki Partnerships Meeting[edit]

  • Thursday, July 19, 10:30 am
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Luke Maryland Pollution being under-emphasized.[edit]

It seems someone is altering the Luke, Maryland article to downplay the really huge amount of pollution in that town caused by the paper mill. Not only does the town stink to high heaven, (well, that could be considered original research) but the State of Maryland has identified it as huge "point source" of mercury. The place is poisoned, and though Wikipedia is not supposed to be political there is no question at all that it's appropriate to report it as there are plenty of soruces for it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:32, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

You mentioned plenty of sources; if they're reliable, you're welcome to list them. The Luke, Maryland article already includes a sentence/paragraph on mercury pollution from its paper plant, backed up by a 2008 Baltimore Sun article. —ADavidB 06:26, 21 August 2012 (UTC)


I just created the Edgewater, Maryland page, and could use help filling it out.--Bardobro (talk) 15:05, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Rosecroft Raceway/archive1[edit]

Hello, everyone:

I have nominated Rosecroft Raceway, a harness racing track in Maryland, for a featured article. However, there has not been many comments, and it would be greatly appreciated if anyone could take a took at it. Thank you to everyone in advance!
Michael Jester (talk · contribs) 22:36, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Merge discussion for John Allen Muhammad [edit]

Information.svg An article that you have been involved in editing, John Allen Muhammad , has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 14:52, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Luke Maryland Mercury Pollution[edit]

I think there should be more emphasis on the terrible mercury pollution from the paper mill in Luke Maryland.

This paper mill is putting out something like 250 pounds of mercury a year.

It is upstream from Washington DC and so pollutes all the lower Potomac, meaning a huge tidal area in the lower Chesapeake.

I can go looking for references on this, will there be a problem with any of this with the right references? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:48, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Just remember that editors here are to take a neutral stance. References should be to reliable sources and represent all significant views on the subject.


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Scope of WikiProject DC[edit]

Hi! I started a discussion about the DC WikiProject scope at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_District_of_Columbia#Expand_scope.3F. I would like to extend the project's scope to the whole metro area. WhisperToMe (talk) 03:33, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

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I have nominated Music of Maryland for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Dana boomer (talk) 16:59, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Split History of Frederick City into its own article[edit]

I've proposed to split the History section of Frederick, Maryland into its own article, but haven't received any feedback from any other parts of the community on this proposal. If anyone here would like to drop into the discussion with some support or some issues, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks! Zell Faze (talk) 19:32, 26 March 2014 (UTC)


I archived all topics on this page that hadn't seen any updates in the past two years. The archives are located at Archive 6. Zell Faze (talk) 19:44, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Frederick County History Edit-A-Thon[edit]

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Template:Howard Count, Maryland[edit]

I've added Template:Merge to to Template:Howard Count, Maryland suggesting the content be merged into to Template:Howard County, Maryland. Just the fact that it had to be named with typo is a good argument to start with. -- Pemilligan (talk) 21:13, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

This seems to be a problem with several counties: the same situation pertains for Montgomery County. Not sure which way to go with these in merging, though. Mangoe (talk) 23:27, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
I don't suppose anyone would mind putting together a list here of templates with similar problems. It would make it a lot easier to discuss what to do with them all. Zell Faze (talk) 19:25, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

I found these templates in Category:Maryland county navigational boxes but I haven't examined all of them closely to see how much duplication there might be:

Template:Howard County, Maryland (topics navbox)
Template:Howard County, Maryland
Template:Montgomery County, Maryland
Template:Montgomery County, Maryland (topics navbox)
Template:Prince George's County
Template:Prince George's County, Maryland

-- Pemilligan (talk) 02:34, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

I went ahead and moved Template:Howard Count, Maryland to Template:Howard County, Maryland (topics navbox) so that the name conflict was resolved in a somewhat better way. Personally I think that the templates cover distinct sets of topics and should not be merged. The unparenthesised templates cover the various communities and municipalities in each county. The parenthesised templates cover things like the administration, culture, and other notable features of the county itself. I see no reason to merge them. I wouldn't want Template:Howard County, Maryland (topics navbox) included in the bottom of an article about a small rural town in Howard County, but I would want Template:Howard County, Maryland included. Likewise on an article about the government of Howard County I would probably prefer Template:Howard County, Maryland (topics navbox) to Template:Howard County, Maryland. The main article on the county, and perhaps its capital should include both. A few other articles might warrant both as well. Zell Faze (talk) 17:46, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Seems like a good solution. Thanks. -- Pemilligan (talk) 03:37, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Also I wouldn't mind moving Template:Prince George's County to Template:Prince George's County, Maryland (topics navbox) just to make everything the same. Zell Faze (talk) 17:48, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Coordinates for Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge, Antietam Creek[edit]

@Mangoe: What makes you dubious that those coordinates were correct? Zell Faze (talk) 19:28, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Nevermind, somehow I forgot that I was looking at an older version of the project page. I've figured it out now based on the rest of the discussion. Zell Faze (talk) 19:34, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

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Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland, United States[edit]

The location name should be modified or an alternate name added so this location can be found by searching for "Laurel, Prince George's, Maryland, United States" without the quotes. That place name does not exist in the Wikipedia or Google Maps data now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:26, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of Meitiv family for deletion[edit]

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