Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Moon
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Comment on the WikiProject X proposal
Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Lunar landings hoax
Hi there, I would like to add a premise under the United States Mission paragraph stating that there is not enough contrasted references to prove this landings were real (as there is only one source) and that there is a growing number of experts entertaining the possibility that this missions were scientifically impossible. Van Allen belt radiation, impossible photography, background inconsistency, lack of stars, extreme temperatures and pressures, lack of technical information on equipment (gamma and xray protection suits?), no crater from the lunar module 10000lb engine thrust. It is unfair that this article is serving to keep people dreaming and does not serve the scientific community. Thanks Rafael — Preceding unsigned comment added by Solmarfil (talk • contribs) 11:12, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
Use of fake images in lunar sample articles.
It has been raised on Commons that a number of digitally manipulated pictures are in use on pages regarding 'lunar sample displays'. I have nominated them for deletion on Commons, but there usage should be discussed on Wiki as well. The images are created from File:Moon 4.jpg and File:Moon 3.jpg and have the titles of the states altered, misrepresenting them as plaques for displays of which they are not. The images are listed at Commons here, and are in the following articles:
- Colorado lunar sample displays
- Arkansas lunar sample displays
- West Virginia lunar sample displays
- Oregon lunar sample displays
- Alaska lunar sample displays
- New Mexico lunar sample displays
- Delaware lunar sample displays
- New York lunar sample displays
- North Carolina lunar sample displays
The use of these images seems inappropriate, are there any objections to replacing them with the unaltered original and a caption which states: "Plaques on the California Apollo 11 lunar sample display, similar to the one in FOO"? This would relay the same message, but without the use of fake images. ColonialGrid (talk) 13:42, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
- I'd support replacing them per your suggestion. They're obviously altered and simply confusing for readers. Sam Walton (talk) 15:22, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
- Support, there is no reason why terribly doctored images should be used when the original is there. Primefac (talk) 15:26, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks for all the input. The files have now been deleted and a replacement image placed on the affected pages. ColonialGrid (talk) 11:39, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
WikiProject X is live!
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