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Frederick Task Force[edit]


I am from the Frederick Pennsylvania Line Railroad Museum. I am not new to Wikipedia (see my main account User:Zellfaze, but I am being paid for the work that I am doing here today.

I am looking to create a Frederick County Task Force. I am planning to run an edit-a-thon here in Frederick in the next month or so and will be using that as a method of recruiting people for the task force. I am also pretty sure that @Risk Engineer: would be willing to join the task force as well (Risk Engineer, would you be willing to drop into this discussion?). I'd also be joining the task force in a non-paid capacity (as I live in Frederick and like to work on articles about this city/county).

Would anyone have an issue with me setting up the infrastructure for this task force? Fpl-dmatzrott (talk) 15:31, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

Notified several editors who have made several edits to MD related articles or this page. Fpl-dmatzrott (talk) 23:51, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
I would be pleased to join the effort ... Risk Engineer (talk) 00:40, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

I'm going to go ahead and set this up. I will handle rolling it back it others object. Fpl-dmatzrott (talk) 14:15, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

I love this! I just signed up! ~ Erick Shepherd • (Talk) • 16:39, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

mht dead links[edit]

Here is a list of dead Maryland Historical Trust urls. I see that this has happened before.

I propose a different solution. I propose to create a template that takes one parameter and then replace the dead urls with this template using an AWB script that functions much like to the currently running bot task that is doing a similar replacement for NRHP urls. See this discussion for more on that.

Here is an example of the replacement to be made:

  1. this url is broken:
  2. it can be fixed by removing the www.:
  3. The important detail is NRDetail.aspx?HDID=107 so the rest of the query string can be removed:
  4. Notice that when you click that link, the host redirects to this url:

I propose to create a template {{MHT url}} that will take one parameter:

{{MHT url|id=107}}

The template will then provide the domain and path to complete the url. Should MHT choose to tweak their urls in future (they've done it in the past, no reason to expect that they won't in the future) it is hoped that a simple fix to this template's core will repair the few hundred links extant in this project's articles.

Shall I proceed?

Trappist the monk (talk) 18:25, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Is this an accurate TLDR?: You're proposing to create a template that will fix a laundry list of broken links and the same template should work in the future if/when the MD Historical Trust tweaks their links again? Did I understand correctly? Because, IMHO, that sounds lovely. Is there a reason people might be opposed? Am I missing something? Permstrump (talk) 23:13, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
The template isn't magic. If MHT changes their links, then someone here will have to tweak the template; but that should be easier than tweaking several hundred individual external links.
Trappist the monk (talk) 01:25, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
It's a good idea. Over in lighthouse we did the same thing to deal with the Coast Guard rearranging things. Mangoe (talk) 03:17, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

I have created {{MHT url}} that takes two parameters:

|id= – required; this is the value assigned to the query HDID or NRID in the source's url
|title= – a text label; when present, the template creates a properly formatted external wikilink: [url title]


{{MHT url|id=107}}
{{MHT url|id=107|title=Washington Monument}}
Washington Monument

Trappist the monk (talk) 13:21, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

Can you make it produce the whole citation? Mangoe (talk) 14:20, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
What whole citation?
Trappist the monk (talk) 14:23, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

Moveable Feast (organization) listed at Requested moves[edit]

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Move discussion for Baltimore food charity[edit]

Please see Talk:Moveable_Feast_(organization)#Requested_move_10_April_2016.

Thank you,

Cirt (talk) 20:25, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Project page makeover[edit]

Hey, guys. I'm in the process of giving the WikiProject page and its task force pages a makeover. Let me know what you all think! ~ Erick Shepherd • (Talk) • 08:13, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Article assessment?[edit]

At first I placed this request on the main talk page, but then I saw that there was a WIkiProject Maryland Assessment page and thought I should post there but then I realized that that section seems to have gone stale or doesn't maybe actually update. SO...
Nathaniel G. S. Hart, an article I created, received a re-assessment from another WikiProject and, because of technical issues, they also changed the assessments for all the other Projects (see Talk:Nathaniel G. S. Hart#Suggestions for Improvements). Anyway, so now the article needs to be re-assessed. If someone from this Project would re-assess it I would really appreciate it. Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 05:55, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

To Shearonink: You're good! Honestly, you can do either: I've added all pages within the project to my watchlist. I've been in the process of trying to revive this WikiProject, part of which has involved going through the old unaddressed assessment and reassessment requests. On that note, I've just restored Nathaniel G. S. Hart to a B class rating per our quality assessment standards. Your article is very well written, and well referenced: You obviously put a lot of effort into researching and writing it. Superb job! Face-smile.svg ~ Erick Shepherd • (Talk) • 12:24, 13 May 2016 (UTC)