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Wiki-Oregon Main Page Fix[edit]

  • As some of you regular Wiki-Oregon team member may have noticed the lower part of our main page somehow got incorporated into the member box. I think I’ve found the solution to make the bottom of the page re-appear on the main page … it works in preview at least. However, I would like an Admin person or other expert give my fix a check, just to be sure I don’t do any damage to the page. Thanks!--Orygun (talk) 00:01, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
    Looks good to me. You solved the problem. Jsayre64 (talk) 04:27, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Any wikipedians in the Eugene area?[edit]

Hi! I'm looking for wikipedians in the Eugene area, but are there any on here? If you are, I've changed the Wikipedians in Eugene page so you can add User {{User Eugene, Oregon}} to get

Eugene skyline crop.jpg This user lives in
Eugene, Oregon

and put that on your user page! Thanks! 80atUO (talk) 21:03, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

I have an interest in editing articles about the Eugene/Springfield area. I mostly do gnome work, but I will create an article if I see a glaring omission. Some of the very few articles I have created are List of mayors of Eugene, Oregon, Lucy Vinis, and Nike OTC Marathon. – Jonesey95 (talk) 21:17, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
To clarify 80atUO's note above, there is a Category:Wikipedians in Eugene, Oregon. The userbox is an added bonus... Cheers! — Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 21:40, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
@Jonesey95: Are you based in the Eugene area or know of anyone wikipedians in the Eugene area? 80atUO (talk) 19:33, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
I do not personally know any WP people in the Eugene area, but I am in that area quite often. – Jonesey95 (talk) 19:41, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
@Jonesey95: If you would like, you can use this category on your userbox so that there can be a community of wikipedians that are in Eugene or are affiliated with Eugene in any way. Thanks! 80atUO (talk) 21:31, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

I'm in Eugene. Howdy. Valfontis (talk) 00:57, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Women's March on Portland[edit]

Are there any editors who would be interested in helping me finish off Women's March on Portland by incorporating these 16 sources, before nominating the article for Good status? I'm working on so many articles and struggling to tie loose ends. ---Another Believer (Talk) 15:48, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Popular pages report[edit]

We – Community Tech – are happy to announce that the Popular pages bot is back up-and-running (after a one year hiatus)! You're receiving this message because your WikiProject or task force is signed up to receive the popular pages report. Every month, Community Tech bot will post at Wikipedia:WikiProject Oregon/Popular pages with a list of the most-viewed pages over the previous month that are within the scope of WikiProject Oregon.

We've made some enhancements to the original report. Here's what's new:

  • The pageview data includes both desktop and mobile data.
  • The report will include a link to the pageviews tool for each article, to dig deeper into any surprises or anomalies.
  • The report will include the total pageviews for the entire project (including redirects).

We're grateful to Mr.Z-man for his original Mr.Z-bot, and we wish his bot a happy robot retirement. Just as before, we hope the popular pages reports will aid you in understanding the reach of WikiProject Oregon, and what articles may be deserving of more attention. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at m:User talk:Community Tech bot.

Warm regards, the Community Tech Team 17:16, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Improving the Salem station article[edit]

Anyone want to improve the Salem station (Oregon) article? As part of restoring the freight shed, ODOT dug up a bunch of historical info. Links are on the talk page. Jason McHuff (talk) 05:35, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

It's a great project. I'm bad at following through on my promises but I'll keep it on my radar. Valfontis (talk) 00:56, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
I did go ahead and take care of at least some of the issues. Jason McHuff (talk) 09:36, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Draft:2017 Portland, Oregon stabbing 2017 Portland train attack[edit]

So, I'm not entirely sure this incident is notable enough for Wikipedia (I mean, I think it is, but there's that whole WP:NOTNEWS thing), so I started Draft:2017 Portland, Oregon stabbing and invite others to contribute, if interested. ---Another Believer (Talk) 00:16, 28 May 2017 (UTC)

I went ahead and moved the draft into the main space today. Not sure if "stabbings" or "attack" would be more appropriate in the title. ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:19, 28 May 2017 (UTC)
Update: 2017 Portland train attack went to AfD and was kept. Despite the subject matter, this article is coming along nicely. ---Another Believer (Talk) 17:35, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Category:History of racism in Oregon[edit]

I just created Category:History of racism in Oregon, if you'd like to help populate. Thanks ---Another Believer (Talk) 19:26, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Gentrification of Portland, Oregon[edit]

Apparently I'm on a roll of creating content about touchy subjects: Gentrification of Portland, Oregon. All are invited to help expand. ---Another Believer (Talk) 23:48, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Oregon Encyclopedia entries[edit]

Per this discussion on my talk page, I'm curious if any project members are interested in helping to create a list of Oregon Encyclopedia entries, which we can then use as a checklist to identify missing Wikipedia articles. I'm willing to compile the list manually, if folks are willing to help check off and create new articles accordingly, but I'm also wondering if someone is able to create a script to generate a list. Thoughts? Interest? ---Another Believer (Talk) 20:23, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

I have generated such a list. See WP:ORE/OE List. It looks like (very) roughly half of their articles are our redlinks. Please update the table! There are doubtlessly hundreds of errors: I did not check thoroughly in favor of less work for me while allowing contributions from many of you.
In the list, I created a Likely WP:ORE article column which has one of:
  • the appropriate article linked, or
  • a link to a wrong article, or
  • a redlink to something close to the right article name needing creation.
I have applied MOS:TITLE to OE's article title. However, their naming is muddled in several ways:
  • It looks like there are at least two philosophies for qualifying biographies, usually with a year range, but sometimes with a reason for notability. A few have two names in the title. Example: A-dec (Austin Dental Equipment Co.)
  • The URL title is often a munged version of the article title, but there are exceptions.
  • OE assumes an Oregon context, so they usually omit Oregon from titles (Newport instead of Newport, Oregon).
That's all I remember. Thanks to anyone who reviews and fixes my errors. —EncMstr (talk) 00:19, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for creating this list! I look forward to working on it and creating new articles. ---Another Believer (Talk) 00:45, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
Doing... I placed an "under construction" tag at the top of the page, since I am going through the list and swapping columns and adding new ones for additional info. In the meantime, feel free to update the rows with 5 cells going across. I'll use the "in use" template if I am actively editing the list. ---Another Believer (Talk) 01:06, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
Re: Updating--this looks like my idea of a good time! Valfontis (talk) 01:52, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
I love these sorts of tasks. Must be the OCD in me. In case folks are interested in checking tables, I am posting sections with proper table formatting on the talk page. Might be easier to start with those to avoid edit conflicts. ---Another Believer (Talk) 01:55, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Oregon Women's Land Trust[edit]

Here's an interesting new article: Oregon Women's Land Trust. I added a few categories, but I'm sure more are applicable, if project members can think of more + other article improvements. Happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 20:19, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

WikiProject Oregon at Wikimedia Commons[edit]

I created commons:Commons:WikiProject_Oregon, if you're interested in adding the page to your watchlist. I think it'd be nice to have a space to collaborate. I've already posted a question on the talk page. ---Another Believer (Talk) 02:46, 20 June 2017 (UTC)