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Proposed deletion: Baltimore Renaissance Foundation[edit]

Baltimore Renaissance Foundation (via WP:PROD on 9 November 2007) Kept

--User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 10:21, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
updated --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 00:52, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

A simple userbox[edit]

B-More This user is a member of the Baltimore Task Force

For the member of the task force BUNNYS 06:10, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

BAL This user is a member of the Baltimore Task Force

My own idea. Personally, I'd prefer the Baltimore flag as the icon, but the issue below will have to be resolved first.-Jeff (talk) 02:18, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Now that the flag issue has been resolved, here it is with the flag icon:
40px This user is a member of the Baltimore Task Force
-Jeff (talk) 17:22, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
I uploaded a new Baltimore Flag image, which I believe I have established is the public domain. So I tweeked the code of the proposed userbox.
Flag of Baltimore, Maryland.svg This user is a member of the Baltimore Task Force.

GcSwRhIc (talk) 18:56, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Baltimore Harbor from rest.jpg This user is a member of the Baltimore Task Force

Another alternative user box GcSwRhIc (talk) 22:06, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

New userboxes[edit]

I've just created a single userbox with four supported image options, and have added them to the page. ~ Erick Shepherd • (Talk) • 16:02, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Flag of Baltimore, Maryland.svg This user is a member of the
Baltimore task force.
{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Maryland/Baltimore task force/Userbox|city|flag}}
Seal of Baltimore, Maryland.png This user is a member of the
Baltimore task force.
{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Maryland/Baltimore task force/Userbox|city|seal}}
Flag of Baltimore County, Maryland.svg This user is a member of the
Baltimore task force.
{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Maryland/Baltimore task force/Userbox|county|flag}}
Seal of Baltimore County, Maryland.svg This user is a member of the
Baltimore task force.
{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Maryland/Baltimore task force/Userbox|county|seal}}

Copyright status of city flag[edit]

The Baltimore flag icon was removed from the WPMD banner because someone claimed it was copyrighted. Is this correct? It's always been my understanding that flags, in general, are public domain (I can't imagine slapping a copyright on the flag of the United States for example). If my assumption is wrong and flags are indeed eligible for copyright, wouldn't this qualify as {{PD-old}} anyway?-Jeff (talk) 01:39, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

It seems that this discussion is moot, a freely available version is at the commons.-Jeff (talk) 04:25, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Port of Baltimore[edit]

This was recently moved to its much longer official name. Wikipedia has a naming convention regarding the use of official names vs. common names saying that the common name should be used, does anyone else think it should be moved back?-Jeff (talk) 17:23, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Baltimorese user boxes[edit]

Since other cities and regions of the US have their own language userboxes, I decided to start working on some for Baltimorese. I have the text for each of the boxes at user:Jeff02/test page#Baltimorese_userboxes. If anyone likes them I'll go ahead and make the templates. Also, some help with my Baltimorese that I used in the messages would be helpful if anyone thinks I need some.-Jeff (talk) 04:38, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Locust Point Neighborhood[edit]

I've made some significant improvements to Locust Point, Baltimore. I plan on adding some things to the history section. Any other suggestions?--Metal850 (talkcontribs) 20:36, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Also I'm kinda new to this, I got a lot of my information from Locust Point Civic Association but I did send them an email asking for permission to use the info. Should I mention that? Does it matter?--Metal850 (talkcontribs) 20:40, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for improving the Locust Point article. If a web page or publication of the Locust Point Civic Association was the source of your information, a reference would be appropriate, and the article needs to cite a few sources. As long as you're not reprinting or borrowing text (something we don't want to do in a Wikipedia article) from your source, it isn't necessary to ask for permission. Folklore1 (talk) 05:11, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

After some references have been added to the article and a little more text is added to the history section, its class should be re-evaluated. It's already somewhat more than Stub level. Folklore1 (talk) 05:11, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Renovating old article[edit]

I've been working on the Cardinal Gibbons School article for a few days now. I'm new to wikipedia. I graduated with the class of 2010, and have decided to spend a lot of my time renovating that article, since the school is now closed. I've been trying to get the page upgraded to at least a start article, and low importance in the Maryland Project. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated...what would need to be done to elevate the article even higher? (talk) 16:08, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Could the Cardinal Gibbons School article also be included in the Baltimore Task Force?Wberkey (talk) 17:35, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

I've added the article to the Baltimore Task Force. Folklore1 (talk) 19:07, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Baltimore GA nomination[edit]

After a lot of editing, I've renominated Baltimore for Good Article status. It needs a tough reviewer. Are you up to the challenge? Folklore1 (talk) 15:27, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Failed review. The article still needs a lot of work before it's ready for GA. However, with the improvements it's had so far, perhaps it should be upgraded from C to B. Folklore1 (talk) 16:51, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

GLAM Wiki events on July 22-23 in Baltimore's Mount Vernon Neighborhood[edit]

Join us at the Walters Art Museum on July 23
Please join us next weekend for GLAM Baltimore 2011 --- a series of two events organized by Baltimore Heritage on July 22-23 to build relationships between cultural heritage organizations, archives and museums and the Wikipedian community in Baltimore and Maryland. We'll start on Friday, July 22 with a happy hour at the Midtown Yacht Club in Baltimore's historic Mount Vernon neighborhoods. On the morning of Saturday, July 23, we'll meet at the Walters Art Museum for an introduction to GLAM Wiki partnerships around the country and break out into smaller groups to develop new ideas for projects we'd like to work on here in Baltimore.

You can sign up and find additional details on our meetup page or on the Baltimore Heritage website where you can also use a form to RSVP for the July 22 Happy Hour or the July 23 GLAM Wiki partnerships meeting. I hope you can join us! --Eli.pousson (talk) 20:08, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

What is GLAM? Folklore1 (talk) 21:50, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
Found the answer at your link. GLAM means "Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums". Folklore1 (talk) 21:52, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

It was nice to have coffee and hot water (for tea) at the Walter's this morning. If we meet there again, a pitcher of cold water would also be welcome. Folklore1 (talk) 21:54, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion for WikiProject United States to support WikiProject Maryland/Baltimore[edit]

It was recently suggested that WikiProject Maryland be included in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States. After reviewing the project it appears that there have been some recent discussions on the talk page and some updates to the project page. Before any action is taken I want to ensure that the members of the project concur with this action. Please feel free to contact me if there are any comments or questions. --Kumioko (talk) 17:30, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Will the Task Force Baltimore page still be available? Folklore1 (talk) 19:38, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
Yes as a matter of fact if added I am going to be expanding it so that it has the full capability of Class and importance categories and accepts the parameter functionality of the United States template. If you want to see what all that would entail take a look at Category:Eastern Washington task force articles. Additionally if you want to see what it would look like on the template take a look at how South Carolina and Washington appear with subprojects/task forces on the WPUS template at Template:WikiProject United States/sandbox. --Kumioko (talk) 20:08, 30 August 2011 (UTC)


I just created an article about the Baltimore-based musical group Telesma, and it was nominated for deletion WHILE I was posting it![1] I would certainly welcome any help beefing it up and helping establish notability.Rosencomet (talk) 16:53, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Project scope[edit]

I'd like for the metro area to fit the project scope. The metro area includes the following counties:

  • Baltimore City
  • Anne Arundel County
  • Baltimore County
  • Carroll County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County
  • Queen Anne's County

If there is no objection I'll add these counties to the scope WhisperToMe (talk) 20:15, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

History of revitalization of downtown article[edit]

I was looking up the Charles Center article. This article is actually mostly a history of the general re-gentrification/repurposing of central/south-eastern Baltimore, starting with the Charles Center-proper, but continuing on to the Inner Harbor, President Street, Harbor East, the downtown portion of the JFX. This information is too broad to put in the Charles Center article, but I think it should have a home. Is there a general term we can use to lump all these projects together? Is there an article discussing them? David s graff (talk) 01:21, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Flag of Baltimore[edit]

I see this article is about the flag of Baltimore City. But, there is also a flag of Baltimore County, which you can see here:



(C) of Baltimore County, Maryland.svg


Seeing as how (1) the title of this article is "Flag of Baltimore" (which incorrectly misleads the reader into thinking that there is only one flag associated with Baltimore), (2) the title of the article could easily refer to either flag of Baltimore, and (3) the article is a stub, I make the following recommendation:

First, that we include two sections in this article, one for the flag of Baltimore City, and the other for the flag of Baltimore County.

Second, that we change the name of the article to Flags of Baltimore.

Third, that we redirect the old Flag of Baltimore page to the new Flags of Baltimore page.

Cheers, allixpeeke (talk) 18:57, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Baltimore City College[edit]

I have nominated Baltimore City College 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. DrKiernan (talk) 19:26, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Suggestion for article inclusion[edit]

I'm thinking this taskforce might like to include Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (United States), since Baltimore is one if the cities it focuses on. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 22:41, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Since there has been no objections expressed, I went ahead and added the banner. Of course, if participants in this project object, you can remove it. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 12:41, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Martin O'Malley GAR[edit]

Martin O'Malley, 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. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wasted Time R (talkcontribs) 12:11, 30 May 2015‎

2016 primary/general[edit]

I've started a very rough draft of the Baltimore 2016 election as it was somewhat historic and am wondering if anyone is interested in helping? I have a lot of ideas for it but I'm having trouble with the info boxes (election boxes) and that seems to be the biggest struggle at the moment. Hopefully this is the right place to go... edit:probably should include my draft and that I did it focusing primarily on District 1 since that is what I have the most knowledge of. Draft:District 1 2016 Primary Election Chrissymad ❯❯❯ Talk 14:37, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Should I reply here or on the talkpage of your draft? So far, I'd say it looks well organized and easy to follow. :) I'll try to contribute a little later if I can. For now, I just wanted to make sure you'd seen these:
They might be good to use as guides for the layout and infoboxes and stuff. PermStrump(talk) 18:52, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

@Permstrump: thanks for that, I just now saw this! Sorry! Chrissymad ❯❯❯ Talk 12:32, 13 December 2016 (UTC)


I am going to go out today and take photos of the Robert Long House and am going to make a list of other articles nearby (I am in the Fells Point area) and between Camden Station that might need photographs as I walk that every day. If anyone can think of any that needed updated photos or photos in general, please let me know on my talk page! Chrissymad ❯❯❯ Talk

@Chrissymad: Did you ever get those photos? Every time I head down there I seem to forget to take the pictures I'm meaning to take. RickinBaltimore (talk) 19:07, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
@RickinBaltimore: I have some - I live close enough by it's easy to get a lot of stuff around here. Gonna do a big upload this weekend (and some from light city*) CHRISSYMAD ❯❯❯¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 19:08, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! (Side note, I grew up about 4 blocks from there, so it's great to see another Fells Pointer online) RickinBaltimore (talk) 19:12, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
RickinBaltimore anything else you think we need photos of in the area? (Fells, Harbor East, Inner Harbor)? CHRISSYMAD ❯❯❯¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 01:45, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
I'll have a peek at some of the articles and see what could be added. RickinBaltimore (talk) 01:55, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

The Book Thing[edit]

The Book Thing's page is really short, and only has two sources. Would be a great and manageable task to flesh the article out, add more references, and maybe upload a picture or two (building, fire devastation). Could even merge with or just link out to Culture of Baltimore? (talk) 19:11, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Help with BaltimoreLink[edit]

If you weren't aware, the MTA has introduced the final release of their BaltimoreLink system to overhaul the current bus system in and around Baltimore. All of the routes currently in use are changing, either in their destinations, actual route, length, or simply bus route numbers. We're going to need to have articles created for these new routes, similar to what's on Wikipedia now, and those articles will need to be revised to reflect that they no longer will be in service. The service goes into effect on June 18th of this year (see [2]. Any help in getting articles made for this would be great. RickinBaltimore (talk) 19:23, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

I've also started adding info on the current bus routes on how they will be affected by BaltimoreLink, and will be updating the MTA Maryland page on this as well. RickinBaltimore (talk) 20:10, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
RickinBaltimore You mean the new rebranding of buses that we're calling a "new" system? ;) ;) sorry if political humor doesn't belong here, I can't resist a jab at the piss poor attempt to make up for killing the red line As a daily bus rider, I'd be glad to help though! CHRISSYMAD ❯❯❯¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 20:41, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
Red Line, what Red Line? RickinBaltimore (talk) 20:48, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
Exactly. CHRISSYMAD ❯❯❯¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 01:44, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
So the "improvement" went live today. I'm going to start trying to clean up articles on the MTA. RickinBaltimore (talk) 14:19, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
It appears that the re-branding has completely abolished the use of color for distinguishing the various rail lines and services. Should we do the same? – Train2104 (t • c) 16:53, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
In what way? Sorry if I'm ignorant, I didn't even realize the MTA did that to be honest, I've only heard MARC, Metro and Light Rail, never a color with them (unless you mean the maps). RickinBaltimore (talk) 17:04, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
I've always known it as Metro green, BWI blue, Cromwell yellow, Penn Station red. – Train2104 (t • c) 17:08, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
Can we create an article The 2017 BaltimoreLink Disaster (and how not to run public transit services) or would that violate WP:NPOV? Just kidding. Sorta. Don't pull a Larry Hogan and block me.CHRISSYMAD ❯❯❯¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 17:20, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
Is it NPOV if it's true? In all seriousness, there may be a spot to put criticism of BaltimoreLink in the main article (the town hall meeting and reactions there alone, along with public outcry in the Baltimore Sun). RickinBaltimore (talk) 17:27, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Good article review: Baltimore Urban Debate League[edit]

Baltimore Urban Debate League, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community 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. DMacks (talk) 13:49, 31 October 2017 (UTC)