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Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

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Thanks, and happy editing!

User:Another Believer and User:OR drohowa

Added some images from the parade here if anyone sees any worth adding to existing to articles, etc. ---Another Believer (Talk) 14:01, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Last month I started Stag PDX and just now published Three Sisters Tavern. I've requested a copy edit for the latter and plan to nominate it for good status soon after. Just continuing my work on Portland's seedier sites! (See Mary's Club, Paris Theatre, Silverado, Oregon Theatre, etc.) ---Another Believer (Talk) 20:21, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Randy Leonard[edit]

I found myself working at cross purposes with Jakeran on the Randy Leonard article, including some private email correspondence. I realized part way through that I have a conflict of interest, and I'd rather not continue working on the bio. I hope somebody here can take a look and offer any guidance needed, etc. -Pete (talk) 18:35, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Suggestion[edit]

Hello all! I was curious if anyone else thought it might be a good idea to make a (nonbinding) guideline on how all the individual US state WikiProjects should organize themselves, to help standardize them. I originally put this suggestion in the WikiProject United States talk page, so feel free to look there if you're interested. It's pretty empty though; basically all they said was to see what each of the individual projects thought about it. Please tell me if you have any concerns with this idea; hopefully we can find a way for everyone to love it! Also, I'm new at making proposals, so please forgive me if I do anything silly. :) Hope that you like this idea! JonathanHopeThisIsUnique (talk) 04:57, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Can you link to the proposal please? Thanks! Valfontis (talk) 18:20, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
See Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_United_States#Suggestion_for_US_state_WikiProjects. ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:23, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks AB! I know I could search for it, but I think if people want someone to look at something, they should link to it! Valfontis (talk) 18:34, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
I agree, but I also assumed he wasn't watching this page and therefore wouldn't see your suggestion. I added the link to make the discussion easier to find for others. ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:36, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Not to WP:BITE the newbie, but watching this page would also be a good idea for @JonathanHopeThisIsUnique:! Valfontis (talk) 18:43, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
@JonathanHopeThisIsUnique: I would have to see a more specific proposal. I didn't check out the examples of "good" vs. "bad" pages (again, links would be helpful) but I imagine the "bad" pages are because the groups aren't very active. WP:ORE's front page likely needs some updating, but I would probably dig in my heels if it was suggested we had to standardize it some way. We've set the place up to be useful for the active members. If for some reason the page makes it hard for new people to figure out how to contribute, we should certainly address that. WP:ORE is not as active as it once was, but if there is a need to standardize project pages, we should start with the inactive projects. Again, I need to see more specific proposals (maybe make a mock-up of what you are suggesting). I don't speak for the project, just my opinion. Valfontis (talk) 18:43, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Regional US/Canada Wikimedia conference - Washington DC - 9-11 October[edit]

Hello. I would like to invite you to WikiConference USA. This community gathering will be Friday-Sunday 9-11 October (with Columbus Day being Monday the 12th) in Washington DC at the National Archives and Records Administration.

Persons interested in participating may present a submission, request one of about 25 travel scholarships, or plan to attend. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:52, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Dayton Opera House[edit]

Does anyone know whether or not the Dayton Opera House is even still standing? I am having trouble finding much information about the building. ---Another Believer (Talk) 17:33, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

From Google Street view, I see 300, 302, 304, 308, 312 on Ferry St, then a vacant lot where 318 (the purported address of the opera house) should be. Appears to be an ex-building. --Finngall talk 20:19, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
Ah, Google Street view. Good thinking. Thank you for checking. ---Another Believer (Talk) 21:36, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
But keep in mind, that I believe my prior research with trying to locate Dayton items showed the addresses in Dayton changed after their big listing binge. I know most of the GPS coordinates were off, but I think in Dayton many addresses were off too (but its been about 6 years since I've looked). Aboutmovies (talk) 05:32, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the warning. I will keep the article in past tense unless someone knows the building is still standing. ---Another Believer (Talk) 23:20, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

I too prowled around Dayton once a couple years ago, camera in hand, looking for all the NRHP things. I have some notes and photos (which are on a currently inaccessible hard drive). So don't hold your breath but just wanted to chime in that I attempted to tackle this project once too. Don't stay tuned, go eat some popcorn or something. Valfontis (talk) 14:39, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Sherwood train trestle notable?[edit]

Does anyone have a sense of whether or not the train trestle that was destroyed by fire in Sherwood yesterday is notable? On the news last night, the anchor mentioned the bridge had historical significance and was built in the 1880s. Googling "Sherwood train trestle" results in numerous articles about the fire, but I'll have to dig deeper to see if there is more information about this bridge. Know anything about it or have an opinion as to whether or not it meets WP's notability criteria? ---Another Believer (Talk) 14:19, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Have you tried the SHPO database? It doesn't Google. If it's at all significant I bet it's in there. Valfontis (talk) 14:40, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Wildfires[edit]

I stumbled upon Category:2015 California wildfires and realized coverage of Oregon's notable wildfires (this season and in years past) is pretty limited. We have Category:Wildfires in Oregon, in case anyone wishes to help populate this category. ---Another Believer (Talk) 16:02, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

The one I remember is the Biscuit Fire, and it's already in there. Very interesting category. - Peregrine Fisher (talk) 03:11, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

New collaboration (of the late summer)[edit]

I'm late, so sue me. Anyway, it is now Portland Community College (by far the biggest college in the state) and another Redlink elimination drive. Aboutmovies (talk) 17:07, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Red links can be found here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Oregon/Redlinks list. ---Another Believer (Talk) 17:11, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes, forgot to link it here, now linked. Aboutmovies (talk) 17:11, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

no wildfire article?[edit]

We don't have one? I have some pretty pictures to add. I've been busy creating other random stuff, I'm surprised we don't have a wildfire article yet. tedder (talk)

  • The article about Washington wildfires now appears on the Main page, so hopefully the Oregon article will get some additional traffic as well. ---Another Believer (Talk) 15:28, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Doug Flag[edit]

I am working on an overhaul of the Doug Flag article. Is there an admin who could move this page to Doug flag (lowercase "flag") for me? Also, I invite all project members to help expand this article. ---Another Believer (Talk) 17:16, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

I might be able to put you in touch with the designer. Let me know if you're interested. --Lockley (talk) 18:55, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the offer, but I am not sure I have a reason to contact the designer directly. I am merely interested in Wikipedia have a quality article about the topic. :) I've posted some external links to the article and some additional sources on the talk page, too. If all of these were to be incorporated into the article, it would probably be GA-ready. ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:57, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
Moved it for you. tedder (talk) 16:56, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! ---Another Believer (Talk) 17:50, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Related request for feedback regarding the article's categories: Talk:Doug_Flag#Appropriate_categories.3F. ---Another Believer (Talk) 19:10, 26 August 2015 (UTC)