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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)

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)

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)

Wiki Loves Pride at PNCA: Tuesday, June 27[edit]

Project members are invited to today's Wiki Loves Pride edit-athon, which will be held at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (511 NW Broadway), from 5–8pm. For more information, visit the meetup page or Facebook event page. Hope to see you there! ---Another Believer (Talk) 15:33, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Camera aabb.svg BTW, if anyone is in the area, the article for the Prism Health clinic on SE Belmont is currently unillustrated. ---Another Believer (Talk) 16:18, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Mark W. Bullard[edit]

Not sure why New Oregon Articles Bot didn't pick up Mark W. Bullard article, but it didn't so request AB or someother Wiki-Oregon member give it quality/importance assessment. Thanks!--Orygun (talk) 02:21, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for creating! I didn't review the article too closely, but went with a C-class reading for now. ---Another Believer (Talk) 04:52, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Recruit new editors for the project?[edit]

Hi, just wonder if there is any template or program in the project to recruit newcomers or new editors to join the project? Bobo.03 (talk) 22:27, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

@Bobo.03: Yes. See this page. Jsayre64 (talk) 05:26, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
Wow, there is lots of stuff. Thank you! I wonder how does WPO usually recruit and welcome new editors? I am a PhD student at the University of Minnesota. We are planning on a study to help projects recruit new editors to contribute. I am not sure if this is something WPO would be interested. More detail can be found here. Bobo.03 (talk) 14:44, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
Usually our new editors are already interested in Oregon topics, and either they stumble across this project page and add their name, or they get an invitation from a project member who noticed their interest in Oregon. In 2010 I was already interested, came across the project page after members found my edits, and added my name. I then got two welcome messages, and I've been involved on and off since. Jsayre64 (talk) 20:00, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

@Bobo.03: You might browse the following links to get a sense of the meetups that are held in Portland, and sometimes other Oregon cities: Category:Wikipedia meetups in Portland, Oregon, Template:Meetups in Portland, Oregon, Wikipedia:Meetup/Portland, Category:Wikipedia meetups in Eugene, Oregon. I will say, though, most of the meetups I attend in Portland are for thematic campaigns like Art+Feminism (super popular in PDX!), Wiki Loves Pride, the arts, etc. These tend to attract people interested in the content itself and looking to fill content gaps, not necessarily in editing Wikipedia regularly, or focusing on Oregon-related content. There are a handful of regular event attendees, but few of them edit Wikipedia outside these meetups, and I've only met a couple regular WP Oregon editors in real life. These campaign events are, I suppose, an attempt to recruit project/WikiProject participation, but that's not their primary purpose (at least not for me -- I just want to give an overview of how Wikipedia works and get them to give editing a shot). I hope this helps. I'd say WikiProject Oregon-specific outreach is mostly in the form of members posting talk page invites when editors are spotted working on Oregon articles. ---Another Believer (Talk) 20:39, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

I dunno how you lose a carousel, but...[edit]

... Jantzen Beach Carousel. ---Another Believer (Talk) 01:01, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Ankeny Plaza vs. Ankeny Square[edit]

I created a new article called Ankeny Square, based on the name I saw in a few sources. Then I noticed some sources, including the City of Portland, referring to the space as Ankeny Plaza. Then I started finding other sources using the name Ankeny Plaza to refer to the alley on Southwest Third Avenue between Voodoo Doughnut and the Keep Portland Weird mural. Can I get some help determining which name we should use for the plaza with the columns by Saturday Market? Any help is appreciated. ---Another Believer (Talk) 02:53, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

March for Science Portland[edit]

March for Science Portland

The good article review for March for Science Portland has been... frustrating... Are there any project members who are willing to take a look to see if I am being unreasonable? I feel like I'm being strung along a bit... Regardless, the extra eyes on the article and review would be very helpful. ---Another Believer (Talk) 17:07, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Put in my 2 cents on issue of misused colons--hope that doesn't further complicate the review! Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 19:21, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! No, I agree with you -- they are not necessary. ---Another Believer (Talk) 21:40, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Update: I didn't love all the requests made during this review, but it's come to an end and the article has been promoted. Thanks to the editors who chimed in via talk pages. ---Another Believer (Talk) 14:48, 13 July 2017 (UTC)