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I have no idea how to make a template. If anybody would like to make templates for the this project, that would be most appreciated! Staroftheshow86 04:20, 15 October 2006 (UTC) what kind of templates are you looking for?--Samwisep86 08:49, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Nola Streetcar.jpg This User is a member of the New Orleans WikiProject

Here's one for all the members--Samwisep86 09:09, 29 October 2006 (UTC) Thanks so much, Samwisep86. This is awesome. I was also looking for a template similar to the one's I'm putting below to put on Nola stubs and all Nola articles {{NYC-stub}} {{ChicagoWikiProject}} Staroftheshow86 17:21, 29 October 2006 (UTC) Hi, I just joined the project and was trying to come up with some templates. Let me know what you think.

Stub Template: {{NewOrleans-stub}}

Article Template: {{WikiProject New Orleans}}

VerruckteDan 21:27, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks VerruckteDan, these are great. I'm going to put the templates on the main wikiproject page. Thanks again for your help. Staroftheshow86 03:43, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
I also just made the User Page an actual template. VerruckteDan 04:03, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Stub template

Well, it turns out there are some Wikipedia guidelines for creating stubs that I did not know existed. The {{NOLA-stub}} has been listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Discoveries. I'd ask that members of the WikiProject leave comments as to why this stub should exist and to comment on whether you feel an exception should be made to keep the stub listed as NOLA-stub. The guidelines state it should be NewOrleans-stub, but do allow some exceptions for the convenience of editors. I used the NOLA appreviation for its ease of writing and common usage in the New Orleans area. Additionally, the New York City stub is listed as {{NYC-stub}}, so I felt it would be acceptable to use our appreviation. VerruckteDan 17:15, 26 December 2006 (UTC)


Just a note - as part of the scope of this project you might consider making changes/additions to the Wikitravel articles about New Orleans as well.--Justfred 15:27, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Great suggestion. Even though this project focuses on Wikipedia articles about Nola, the Wikitravel articles could definantly use some improvement. I'm all about better representing this city. — Staroftheshow86 21:59, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
Yes, I've been active on the Wikitravel New Orleans articles. Note that Wikitravel unconnected to Wikimedia, so strictly it wouldn't be part of this particular project, but folks with input here who are familiar with current conditions and openings in New Orleans may have valuable input there as well. Red beans & ricely, -- Infrogmation 16:39, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

New Orleans in popular culture

So many films, songs, has been made about about, or set in, New Orleans... Wouldn't it be a good idea to dedicate an article on the subject (does it already exist)? For instance:

What do you think? Mrbluesky 22:24, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

There is an article called Culture of New Orleans, but it's basically a copy paste from the New Orleans, Louisiana article. Maybe you would incorporate some of this information into this article before starting a new one? I've heard New Orleans called the "Hollywood of the South" because of all the movies filmed here, or about here. Not to mention all the songs, and the creation of a whole new musical genre: Jazz. This article could easily become just a list, and I don't know if that would be beneficial for this project. It might be good to try to incorporate this information into the Culture of New Orleans article before starting a new one. Just my 2 cents. Staroftheshow86 23:13, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
I just found an article called New Orleans in Fiction which seems to include a lot of what you're looking for. -- Staroftheshow86 19:55, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

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Voodoo Music Experience

You might want to check out the Voodoo Music Experience article. It seems like its one huge copy/paste job. I can't prove it, but it was all added at once and it doesn't seem to be written by a regular person. Eclectek C T 04:12, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

You are right. It has now been deleted since big chunks were taken from here. TerriersFan 02:54, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Awards

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 22:10, 29 December 2006 (UTC)


I usually have a chance to take some photos around town about once a week or so. Any other volunteers to take photos for use in Wikipedia? Suggested/requested photos? -- Infrogmation 23:41, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

The map image of the State of Louisiana featured on the St. Tammany Parish page is geographically incorrect. Note the southeastern portion of the state. Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas are not large enough and St. Tammany's shoreline isn't represented as the shore of Lake Pontchartrain. It's as if there's a phantom parish inbetween. This needs to be remedied. --Heavy 19:12, 10 February 2007 (UTC)Heavy1974

I can provide many images taken by me of New Orleans. I live on Gentilly at the New Orleans Baptist Seminary. Is there a place I can dump a lot of these photos for use on the New Orleans wiki project? I don't know how to contact people here on Wikipedia, shoot me an e-mail at johndball -at- --John Ball 15:24, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

SFD/R notification

This message is to notify you that a stub template and category that is involved with this WikiProject ({{NOLA-stub}} and Category:New Orleans stubs) is up for deletion and/or renaming at WP:SFD. Please join the discussion. Thanks. ~ Amalas rawr =^_^= 15:38, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Hey everyone, please go and comment on the proposal for our stub. I think the best course of action is to go along with the renaming to Wikipedia standards (NewOrleans-stub) but not to upmerge into Louisiana-stubs, as there will clearly be a large number of articles the stub can be placed on. VerruckteDan 07:24, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

New Orleans article footer

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Thanks for all your help on this Project Page, and with the Templates. Things are really lookin' great Staroftheshow86 04:27, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Ramos gin fizz

Hello. I am from the Mixed Drinks WikiProject, and I wanted to let you know that we have created a new article called Fizz (cocktail) that incorporates the information from Ramos gin fizz (an article your project has tagged), Gin Fizz, and other new information. We feel that consolidating this information into a single article is preferable to two sickly articles that would likely face AFD otherwise.

I have created a move request at Wikipedia:Requested moves#8 February 2007, and there is a discussion section at Talk:Fizz (cocktail)#Requested move if anyone cares to discuss this. Thanks, and I hope this doesn't ruffle any pelican feathers. (Your state bird is the pellican, right?) --Willscrlt (Talk·Cntrb) 07:50, 8 February 2007 (UTC)


How did this get overlooked? (he asks, rhetorically) Let's dig up some information on the Saenger, Orpheum, State Palace, etc., and post articles as appropriate. Thank you all.Macmedic892 22:29, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Good suggestion. -- Infrogmation 23:12, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

I think it would be interesting to read more of the history of the theatre in New Orleans! If they were any theatres in the 18th century, and about some of the actors in the town before the 20th century! -- 10:08, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Historic Landmarks

I guess this is how I'm supposed to do it... an admin needs to help me out on this <-- Jackson Barracks, New Orleans (historic military base in lower 9th) has no information on it here on wikipedia. I used to live there and have many images pre-Katrina that I can upload. I also have resources that are in charge of the military base that can cite the history of Jackson Barracks. Please contact me at johndball -at- --John Ball 15:27, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Oh well, a nice offer to help with a New Orleans article, about a site that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, too, but a year has passed by.... I created Jackson Barracks, tried posting to John Ball's userpage, and also have just emailed him. doncram (talk) 22:03, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

New Orleans Architecture

I started the Buildings and architecture of New Orleans page. It's a work in progress, and would love your input on such an important article! Staroftheshow86 22:49, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Please also see National Register of Historic Places listings in Orleans Parish, Louisiana (or List of RHPs in Orleans for short). doncram (talk) 18:08, 18 February 2009 (UTC)


I have created a basic portal. It is just a shell now, but any assistance would be welcome. Arundhati lejeune 08:53, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

The Wild Tchoupitoulas

That article needs attention. I have left some hopefully useful information on the talk page. Regards, BNutzer 13:22, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

I rewrote it and cleaned it up. Anyone have any comments? CarbonX 00:41, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:New Orleans Fleur de Lis.gif

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List of people from New Orleans

Could I get some more eyes to look at the List of people from New Orleans article, especially to make sure the "red links" are all to legitimate article subjects we need to fill in? See Talk:List of people from New Orleans for disussion. Thanks. -- Infrogmation 15:08, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Casket girls

Casket girl is a mostly-orphaned article, and needs development. I bring it to the attention of the Project not only for that reason but because it is categorized under "History of Louisiana" rather than "History of New Orleans." I understand the rationale for placing it in the Louisiana category but it seems to me that it ought also to be in the New Orleans category. Someone with more experience of this issue than I have should make the call-- it seems to me that there are probably a lot of articles out there that would qualify as both categories and perhaps you have a policy already in place. Laura1822 (talk) 16:00, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

National Historic Landmarks in New Orleans

Hi! Infrogmation let me know in passing that this wikiproject exists. I have been working recently on List of National Historic Landmarks in Louisiana, many of the 53 or so of which are in New Orleans. (Is it too familiar, for an outsider who has only visited twice, to say "in the Big Easy"? Arggh, am over-analyzing perhaps.) Anyhow, pics and edits to provide better descriptions (or any descriptions at all to replace blank spaces) for the many NHLs in New Orleans would be appreciated. Obviously the current description for the Cabildo, for example, is totally lame-o. Please visit, pity my pathetic work to date, and consider helping! cheers, doncram (talk) 21:38, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Update: Articles for every one of the NHLs in Louisiana got created. Photos for 6 of the ones in New Orleans are still needed:
As well as photos for others outside of New Orleans. Any help would be appreciated! doncram (talk) 21:28, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
Note: We have photos for all of them except for the "Deluge" tugboat now. -- Infrogmation (talk) 16:48, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Wait a sec, we have a picture of it right under our noses here Image:Deluge1.jpg --Jh12 (talk) 01:53, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Yay! Photo added to article. -- Infrogmation (talk) 04:17, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Coming back a bit later: Hey, thanks for adding pics to all 5 of those NHL articles! Now, I am developing up National Register of Historic Places listings in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. There are 139 properties and districts listed on the NRHP in the parish, including its 25 NHL ones. Help developing descriptions and getting pics for this article would be most appreciated, too. Me and others will be developing other parish lists linked from the statewide List of RHPs in LA, also. doncram (talk) 18:16, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Cool. When creating articles, do a search on Commons, as we already have images there for several landmarks that don't yet have articles. When we don't have images, ask and I can usually get some. -- Infrogmation (talk) 02:25, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Featured List Candidate

List of tallest buildings in New Orleans is up for featured list status. Leave your comments here. VerruckteDan (talk) 19:14, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

The first theatre of New Orleans

I think it would be interesting to read about the first theatre in New Orleans. On the net, it says it was founded in 1792, but I don't know anything about this. It would be interesting to read about the theatre life in the city in the 18th and 19th century! That should deserve to be mentioned. And about some historical actors perhaps? I hope someone will write about that some day! -- (talk) 10:09, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

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Voodoo Fest

  1. An experienced user needs to help curb the POV issues occurring on the Voodoo Music Experience page. Eclectek C T 03:34, 10 July 2008 (UTC)


I just posted a detailed article on Grapico that you might find interesting. Best. Bebestbe (talk) 07:14, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

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New Orleans Wiki-Meetup 23 August

Proposed New Orleans area meetup for 23 August; See Wikipedia:Meetup/New Orleans. -- Infrogmation (talk) 00:23, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Hurricane Gustav

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Possible new articles

I don't know if this is the place to mention this, but I was wondering where would be the proper place to request New Orleans specific articles be created. --D.c.camero (talk) 00:14, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

This is a fine place for it, i think. I am not local so can't help too much, but please fire away! --doncram (talk) 22:35, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

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NRHP list-articles revamped, photos wanted!

Destrehan Plantation, in St. Charles

The National Register of Historic Places listings in Louisiana article, a list of NRHP-listed historic sites in Louisiana (also shortcut List of RHPs in LA), has been greatly revamped and now accomodates photos and short descriptions. The Orleans county list-article is partly illustrated with pics already, but the others are now developed and ready for pics too. I hope u don't mind me tabulating this out here, I hope it may be a help. :)

Faubourg Marigny, in Orleans
wp:NOLA-area Parish # of Sites # of pics
# of pics
# of pics

1 Orleans 140 65 104
2 Jefferson 19 3 10
3 Plaquemines 8 2 4
4 St. Bernard 8 1 4
5 St. Charles 6 2 3
6 St. John the Baptist 15 2 2
7 St. Tammany 37 1 9
Total 233 76 136 ?

Any NRHP place is usually wikipedia notable, so separate articles can be created too. The NRHP application documents are great sources, are available for free upon request to the National Park Service. But, even without article or sources, you can help by taking pics of the historic plantation houses, other buildings, sites, ships or other objects, historic districts near you! Separate photos for all but the address-restricted ones would be great! :) doncram (talk) 16:55, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Hey, i see some good activity here, in getting more pics. Updated above for all parishes, by my quick (possibly imperfect) count. Now over half way there! Not too much talk, just action, i like it. :) --doncram (talk) 22:26, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Jackson Square artists

Is there any intrest in a more detailed article on the Jackson Square Art Colony? Specificly concerning its organization, health, contorversies and legal history. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:55, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Sounds of interest if we can get some good verifable info. Infrogmation (talk) 19:25, 11 October 2009 (UTC)


I am hosting a baby shower for a good friend. She is uncoventional, so I've decided to give her and Italian-Style dinner party. I cannot find a fitting cake! Would it be appropriate to serve a king cake as a nontraditional dessert? Also, the father-to-be is from New Orleans. Jackie lacy (talk) 15:21, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Projects & User:15thWardWestBank

I've been having some problems with 15thWardWestBank (talk · contribs). Most specifically, edits such as repeatedly changing the Magnolia Projects to being located in the 3rd Ward of New Orleans example. Interestingly, I've come across the notion of the Magnolia being in the "3rd Ward" elsewhere; I'm not sure where it comes from, I'm guessing for some reason someone ascribes all the poorer predominently black parts of town as being "3rd Ward". However the Magnolia was uptown; I've repeatedly pointed to the location and maps of Wards of New Orleans. The user has never replied on talk. I've been trying to assume good faith, but I fear if this continues I'll at least have to give them a warning block. Other thoughts? Infrogmation (talk) 19:25, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

XLinkBot undid everything

Hello, I am a new contributor. I updated the Leonidas, New Orleans entry to expand the sentence on Pigeon Town, and include a list of parks in the neighborhood, as well as the neighborhood associations and their websites. The XLinkBot undid everything I wrote, because of the neighborhood association websites that I linked to. What should I do? I think my additions were valid and useful. Chickenpix (talk) 03:23, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

TACA headquarters

Hi! I'm trying to find exactly where TACA's headquarters were when it was in New Orleans. This page: simply shows a PO Box. Was TACA's HQ facility on Moisant Field? WhisperToMe (talk) 06:59, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Belated reply; I do remember TACA offices at Moissant Airport back in the '70s and '80s, if that's of any relevance. Infrogmation (talk) 17:49, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

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How does one add to project page list?

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Thank you for your help. I have added my name to the list. Bruin2 (talk) 14:06, 17 July 2010 (UTC)


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Another editor or two has improved the article and i just addressed some very small gnits due to link changes. I see no problems with the article; hopefully it is okay. A regular reviewer has been invited to take a look (I am not sure if this is benign or if it is part of a move towards removing featured status). --doncram (talk) 01:03, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Whatever happen to the Time Capsule" ? It was lowered and sealed back in 1971??

It was lowered and sealed back in 1971?? Its location was at the right front entrance to the church surrounded by a wrought iron fence, —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:45, 26 August 2010 (UTC)


I found:

WhisperToMe (talk) 19:57, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

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I've recently revamped the article Gumbo and have opened a peer review (here) to get more input. I would like to bring this article to Featured Article status soon. I'd love to get input from members of this project who can hopefully help identify gaps in the article. Karanacs (talk) 19:13, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing

I have created together with Smallman12q a toolserver tool that shows a weekly-updated list of cleanup categories for WikiProjects, that can be used as a replacement for WolterBot and this WikiProject is among those that are already included (because it is a member of Category:WolterBot cleanup listing subscriptions). See the tool's wiki page, this project's listing in one big table or by categories and the index of WikiProjects. Svick (talk) 20:20, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Judge Perez Drive

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The article Judge Perez Drive has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

A search for references found it difficult to validate this article. A note on the talk page says the road has been renamed. Seems to fail WP:V and WP:N

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. JeepdaySock (AKA, Jeepday) 17:06, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

A consideration for cross project consolidation of talk page templates

I have started a conversation here about the possibility of combining some of the United States related WikiProject Banners into {{WikiProject United States}}. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please take a moment and let me know. --Kumioko (talk) 20:00, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

US Collaboration reactivated & Portal:United States starting next

Casliber recently posted a suggestion on the talk page for WikiProject United States about getting the US Wikipedians Collaboration page going again in an effort to build up articles for GA through FA class. See Wikipedia:U.S. Wikipedians' notice board/USCOTM. After several days of work from him the page is up and ready for action. A few candidates have already been added for you to vote on or you can submit one using the directions provided. If you are looking for inspiration here is a link to the most commonly viewed articles currently under the scope of Wikiproject United States. There are tons of good articles in the various US related projects as well so feel free to submit any article relating to US topics (not just those under the scope of WPUS). This noticeboard is intended for ‘’’All’’’ editors working on US subjects, not just those under WPUS.

The next item I intend to start updating is Portal:United States if anyone is interested in helping. Again this is not specific to WPUS and any help would be greatly appreciated to maximize visibility of US topics. The foundation has already been established its just a matter of updating the content with some new images, biographies and articles. Please let leave a comment on the Portals talk page or let me know if you have any questions or ideas. --Kumioko (talk) 19:18, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion for WikiProject United States to support Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana Tech and Shreveport

It was recently suggested that WikiProjects New Orleans, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech and the Shreveport task force be included in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States. After reviewing the main page as well as the talk pages of these projects it appears that there has been little to no activity on most of them although it is evident that several editors have been trying to get some of these projects going again. I think that if we added these projects to the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States it would help them tremendously by taking advantage of the infrastucture (like the Collaboration space, Newsletter, the bots that are running, etc) already in place for WPUS. Please feel free to contact me if there are any comments or questions. --Kumioko (talk) 17:41, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Ok since its been about 18 days since this message was left with no response I am going to go ahead and add this project to the supported projects list of WikiProject United States. --Kumioko (talk) 19:54, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Articles about desegregation in New Orleans public schools

I found some articles:

WhisperToMe (talk) 19:24, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Articles on New Orleans culture

WhisperToMe (talk) 01:38, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Nomination as a United States Wikipedians' Collaboration of the Month candidate

One or more articles relating to this project have been nominated to be a future United States Wikipedians' Collaboration of the Month. All editors interested in improving these articles or voting for next months collaboration are encouraged to participate here. --Kumioko (talk) 19:45, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

December 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States

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The December 2011 issue of the WikiProject United States newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you.

--Kumioko (talk) 01:44, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

January 2012 Newsletter for WikiProject United States and supported projects

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The January 2012 issue of the WikiProject United States newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you.

--Kumi-Taskbot (talk) 18:15, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:New Orleans will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in New Orleans's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 00:22, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Lake Pontchartrain article

This lake is quite widely referred to as 'Ponchartrain' (without the 't') - even within the article. Is this simply a misspelling, needing to be corrected, or an acceptable alternative spelling? Colonies Chris (talk) 17:07, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Although lack of evidence does not constitute proof, I have examined Thousands of Historic maps from the Library of Congress and have not found any examples of "Ponchartrain" (without the 't') The correct spelling is "Pontchartrain"; the only examples I could locate with the name spelled without the 't', are from unofficial documents. User:BrassTacks or Thebrasstacks (talk) 15:46, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Proposal for United States A-Class review process

There is a proposal at WikiProject United States to start an A-Class review process for United States related articles. Please stop by and join the discussion. Kumioko (talk) 02:12, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Manila Village, Louisiana

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Jean Lafitte, Louisiana#New Historical Plaque. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 21:56, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Mother's Day Parade shooting

The article was deleted, deletion discussion is here), but I asked for it to be userfied, and a copy of it is in my userspace here. Members of this wikiproject are invited to to edit it. I also will be trying to slowly improve it (I usually have a low edit rate) and update it as further events happen, with a view to possibly moving a descendant of this article to mainspace in a few months. Cardamon (talk) 07:59, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Discussion to remove the Automatically assessed logic from the WikiProject United States template

Greetings, there is a discussion regarding removal of the logic used to populate Automatically assessed article categories from Template:WikiProject United States. Most of the categories (over 220 Wikipedia wide) were deleted in February 2013 because they were empty. These categories were previously populated by a bot that hasn't run since 2011 and the categories aren't used. Removal of this uneeded/unused logic will greatly reduce the size and complexity of the WikiProject United States template. Any comments or questions are encouraged here. Kumioko (talk) 18:45, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Lest there is any confusion for people who don't speak the same language, the words "logic used to populate Automatically assessed article categories" refer to the feature that was supposed to allow this WikiProject's template to "inherit" class and importance ratings from other WikiProjects. Kumioko says that there are no longer any bots performing the function that formerly copied those ratings. --Orlady (talk) 23:04, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

On school zoning and school info

In many cases you find PDF attendance boundary/zoning maps from school district websites and determine which schools serve a city. You can compare these maps to those on city government websites, and for CDPs, from the U.S. Census Bureau's maps. Do this for schools in Jefferson Parish and St. Tammany Parish.

However New Orleans has no zoned schools. To check which schools serve which neighborhoods, look for news articles that say "ABC school is in XYZ neighborhood", or for maps of neighborhoods (so any schools inside the boundary are listed) or see if news articles say that some neighborhood sends its kids to this school.

If someone finds pre-Katrina attendance boundaries from New Orleans Public Schools this would be highly helpful. WhisperToMe (talk) 17:44, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

AFD discussion notice

There is an AFD at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hill Farm Community Garden which may be of interest. Please consider commenting there. Hill Farm Community Garden is in Louisiana though not in New Orleans proper, but there is also Community gardens in New Orleans which is likely to be discussed. --doncram 19:20, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in the Americas may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 20:58, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

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)

WikiProject X is live!

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Note: To receive additional notifications about WikiProject X on this talk page, please add this page to Wikipedia:WikiProject X/Newsletter. Otherwise, this will be the last notification sent about WikiProject X.

Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Cuisine of New Orleans

Hello, WP Nola members! Just to let you know, the Cuisine of New Orleans article was created a short time ago. The article is just starting out and can be expanded quite a bit, so if anyone here is interested in this tasty subject, please be bold and jump right in. Mudwater (Talk) 01:31, 24 November 2015 (UTC)


Would anyone be willing to find references for Krewe of Endymion? Thank you, FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 15:09, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!

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Please note that Pecan pie, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by MusikBot talk 00:08, 4 April 2016 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

WikiProject X and WikiProject New Orleans

Where y'at?,

I'm interested in reviving WikiProject New Orleans. As the project is inactive, I suggest trying something new, with a WMF-supported framework that will greatly reduce the need for manual updates to the project page, the innovative WikiProject X.

If no strong objections, I hope to make this happen shortly, while available WikiProject X expertise is on hand at WikiConference North America 2016 (in San Diego, California on October 7–11, 2016).

-- Paulscrawl (talk) 16:06, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject United States - 50,000 Challenge

50k Challenge poster.jpg You are invited to participate in the 50,000 Challenge, aiming for 50,000 article improvements and creations for articles relating to the United States. This effort began on November 1, 2016 and to reach our goal, we will need editors like you to participate, expand, and create. See more here!

---Another Believer (Talk) 21:22, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

420 Collaboration

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You are invited to participate in the upcoming

"420 collaboration",

which is being held from Saturday, April 15 to Sunday, April 30, and especially on April 20, 2017!

The purpose of the collaboration, which is being organized by WikiProject Cannabis, is to create and improve cannabis-related content at Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in a variety of fields, including: culture, health, hemp, history, medicine, politics, and religion.

WikiProject New Orleans participants may be particularly interested in the following: Cannabis in Louisiana.

For more information about this campaign, and to learn how you can help improve Wikipedia, please visit the "420 collaboration" page.

---Another Believer (Talk) 04:24, 14 April 2017 (UTC)