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WikiProject England[edit]

Hello everyone, I hope establishing the project is going well. Over at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject England there's an ongoing discussion about the role of WP:ENGLAND and, amongst other things, how it can help individual projects covering counties such as this one. First of all, WP:ENGLAND has many experienced members, so do feel free to ask for help or advice on any subject on the talk page. One of the project's roles should be to facilitate communication between similar projects so that the benefit of experience can be shared. For example, it would probably help if a bot was run to tag some articles for WP:NOTTS, and I know some members of WP:ENGLAND are familiar with filing bot requests and what would be necessary.

Secondly, it's been suggested on the talk page that the experienced members can use their skills to help projects develop Good and Featured Articles. The gist of the suggestion is that while the members of a county project do most of the leg work, such as finding sources and writing articles, WP:ENGLAND can help by showing what has worked in the past, helping with tasks such as copyediting, and discussing how articles could be improved. County projects would choose an article or two to develop and the skills learnt from the process would hopefully benefit the project and could be reused. Skills learned from improving articles and submitting them to WP:GAN or WP:FAC can be transferred to virtually any article.

As WP:NOTTS is a relatively young project and has few GAs and FAs, I've suggested that this project could be used as an experiment to see if the scheme can work. I think this project would benefit from such a scheme and as it is young so hopefully most members are still active and since it was founded, no GAs or FAs have been produced. So if the members here are interested in taking part, it would be worth discussing here which articles you would like to improve. Something like Nottinghamshire would be ambitious, but a smaller article would be easier to handle. I don't see this as a process that would stop at one article though, and if successful harder articles could be chosen for future collaborations. Nev1 (talk) 10:58, 7 June 2009 (UTC)


I have just thought of an idea that could help to improve this WikiProject, it may seem at first to be slightly odd but just bear with me. I have looked at the counties in the East Midlands and Compared them to the amount of those counties with WikiProjects, they are Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. We all share a common purpose, that is to work on the articles of our county's which includes local history, geography and biographies.

Therefore to help us share methods of research and many other needs (basically 'constructive collaboration' as I call it) I am proposing that we form an alliance, NOT a Merger. I believe an alliance allows us to be independent just as before but in collaboration as well. This could really benefit our WikiProject and I feel we might be the first in Wikipedia's history. I am a meber of WikiProject Lincolnshire and have already proposed the idea with relatively positive feedback still coming in and have placed a notice in WikiProject England.

95jb14 (talk) 16:47, 10 June 2009 (UTC), a member of WikiProject Lincolnshire —Preceding unsigned comment added by 95jb14 (talkcontribs)

GA Reassessment of Robin Hood[edit]

Robin Hood has been nominated for a good article reassessment. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to good article quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. Reviewers' concerns are here. --Malleus Fatuorum 22:38, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Relevant AfD[edit]

Relevant AfD to this WikiProject, on the article Bethel Church, Mansfield Woodhouse. Cirt (talk) 05:48, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

This message is being sent to each WikiProject that participates in the WP 1.0 assessment system. On Saturday, January 23, 2010, the WP 1.0 bot will be upgraded. Your project does not need to take any action, but the appearance of your project's summary table will change. The upgrade will make many new, optional features available to all WikiProjects. Additional information is available at the WP 1.0 project homepage. — Carl (CBM · talk) 03:43, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

River Poulter assessment[edit]

Hi, I have recently updated this article, which is currently rated as Stub class. Is this the place to request a re-assessment, or is there somewhere else where that can be done? Bob1960evens (talk) 19:21, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

I've just looked at the article and you've done some great work on it so thanks. This is a small project and as such we don't work together on article assessments. Please feel free to join the project and help on any articles you can. There are some important articles needing real work, which it seems you are great at! I assess a lot and have updated River Poulter to C class according to Wikipedia:Version_1.0_Editorial_Team/Assessment. KlickingKarl (talk) 19:53, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Sir Arthur Black[edit]

I have just started an article on Sir Arthur Black, a lace manufacturer from Nottingham who was mayor of the city in 1902 and was a Liberal MP from 1906-1918. Later in life he seems to have been a bit of a philanthropist in Nottingham.

I wondered whether any editors with access to local sources might like to try expanding the article. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs)

Nottinghamshire articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

Version 0.8 is a collection of Wikipedia articles selected by the Wikipedia 1.0 team for offline release on USB key, DVD and mobile phone. Articles were selected based on their assessed importance and quality, then article versions (revisionIDs) were chosen for trustworthiness (freedom from vandalism) using an adaptation of the WikiTrust algorithm.

We would like to ask you to review the Nottinghamshire articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

We have greatly streamlined the process since the Version 0.7 release, so we aim to have the collection ready for distribution by the end of October, 2010. As a result, we are planning to distribute the collection much more widely, while continuing to work with groups such as One Laptop per Child and Wikipedia for Schools to extend the reach of Wikipedia worldwide. Please help us, with your WikiProject's feedback!

For the Wikipedia 1.0 editorial team, SelectionBot 23:25, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

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) 20:29, 7 November 2010 (UTC)


Do look here. Its April 9th and its local and will bring in people from across the country. Victuallers (talk) 21:00, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Article alerts[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Nottinghamshire/Article alerts has been created; generating Article alerts for this WikiProject. Timrollpickering (talk) 20:23, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Galleries of Justice[edit]

Nottingham's Galleries of Justice museum are looking for a local editor to work with them to improve and update the article about the museum. Please contact me or user:Fayerollinson who works there, if you can help. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 19:21, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

New article[edit]

Trent Bridge Inn (New article) - There is a wikipedia meet up at this pub on the 4th May 2013 - See the Watchlist for details Victuallers (talk) 14:21, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Please help get Notts ready for the start of the Wiki Loves Monuments competition on 1st September[edit]

This September the UK is taking part for the first time in the international photography competition Wiki Loves Monuments. Participants will be invited to submit pictures of listed buildings of significant importance (grades I or grade II*), as recorded by English Heritage. The main external website for competitors can be found here, and you can leave a message there if you have queries about competing. Do please join in, and let people in your local area know of this excellent way in which both existing and new Wiki users can help improve the encyclopaedia by contributing photographs of local listed structures. What about organizing a local Wikimeet to attract new people?

In preparation for the start of the competition on 1st September there is still quite a lot of work to do, and we would like to ask for the help of members of this wikiproject. Your local and expert knowledge will be invaluable in ensuring that the lists of eligible buildings are up to date and correctly formatted. If you look at Listed buildings in the United Kingdom you will see how many structures are included. If you then follow the link to Listed buildings in England, you can get to the detailed lists for your area. Alternatively have a look at the WLM planning table. Can you help to ensure that the lists for your area are up to date and well presented?

Some of the lists have been semi-automatically generated from data provided by English Heritage. These use pre formatted templates (eg EH header) which will make it much easier for competition participants to upload their photographs to Commons as an automated process. Please don't change the template structure, as we need to ensure that the templates are properly compatible with the WLM standards that are in use worldwide. The format will allow a bot automatically to collect the information and to put it into the international Monuments Database.

The data still needs the attention of local editors:

  • The "title" may need wikilinking to a suitable article name (whether we currently have that article or not). If there are several buildings in one street all of the wikilinks point at an article about the street; however each entry has a separate line in the list.
  • The "location" column looks and sorts better if just the parish or town is included (& wikilinked).
  • The "date completed" column sometimes has eg "C19" for 19th century, and "C1850" for c. 1850 when the date is uncertain - these need to be corrected manually.
  • The "grid ref & lat & long" (which is occasionally missing) may be given to 8 characters — only 6 (grid ref) or 5 (lat & long) are really needed.
  • Clicking on the "list entry number" should take you to the data sheet for that entry on the English Heritage database which can be checked if needed for details.
  • The image column should have a picture added if we already have a suitable image on Commons. (N.B. if you are going to be taking photos yourself for inclusion in the competition don't upload them until September)
  • References may be added according to normal WP practice.

For further information, please see Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United Kingdom.

If you have any queries, please post them not below but on the Organizers' help page on Commons.

Anything you can do to help improve these lists will be much appreciated. The final deadline for cleaning up is 31st August.

--MichaelMaggs (talk) 14:54, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Tom Simpson peer review[edit]

I have requested a peer review for Tom Simpson. If anyone has a chance, could you please head over and give some feedback. Cheers, BaldBoris 01:19, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Sneinton article recently overhauled[edit]

Hi there WikiProject Nottinghamshire! I've recently made some major changes to the Sneinton article, and I was wondering if anyone could give any feedback? Any thoughts at all - good/bad/room for improvement, etc. - that you could give would be very helpful. I'd really like to get Sneinton up to Good Article status at some point in the future. If you could leave any feedback on Talk:Sneinton, that'd be fantastic. Cheers, Anxietycello (talk) 14:46, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

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)

Old maps and views of the East Midlands[edit]

As you might have seen in the Signpost last week, there's currently a drive to go through the million 19th century images released by the British Library last year, and identify all the maps, with a view to their being georeferenced by BL volunteers, and then uploaded to Commons early next year. After the first week, over eight thousand new maps have been identified, with 40% of the target books looked at -- see the status page for the latest figures, and more information.

A part that may specifically interest this project is

c:Commons:British Library/Mechanical Curator collection/Synoptic index/England - East Midlands

which currently shows pink templated links for 113 Flickr book pages still to be looked at. (Though there are lots of other parts of England, and indeed of the world, still to be looked through as well).

Any help looking through these would be very much appreciated -- as well as the maps (and ground plans) for tagging, you may well also find other interesting or useful non-map views that may be worth considering or uploading for articles on Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands. (If uploading, please use the ingestion template described here, which sets up some appropriate image templates and categories).

Thanks, Jheald (talk) 21:32, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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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)

Requested Assessment[edit]

Hello all,

Would someone kindly assess the importance and quality of Carlton le Willows Academy in regards to the WikiProject for me? I would be very appreciative. Curlymanjaro (talk) 18:01, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Support for Tom Simpson FAC[edit]

The article about the cyclist Tom Simpson, who grew up in Harworth, is currently a featured article candidate and needs support to get promoted. I've worked real hard on it and want it to be seen by as many people as possible. If you want to show your support (or opposition), please leave a comment here. Thanks. BaldBoris 22:07, 27 May 2015 (UTC)