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Request for quality classification reassessment for 20th Pennsylvania Infantry article[edit]

I just completed a major upgrade to the existing content for the 20th Pennsylvania Infantry article as part of the WikiProject Military history's April 2018 Milhist Backlog Drive. Originally classified as Start-Class, this article had very few citations, and was missing significant data about the regiment's duty stations. So, I beefed up the article's history section, added a list of the most senior officers for each of the 20th's companies, replaced the question marks for casualty figures with information available via the 20th's registers, added a new public domain image of one of the regiment's 1861 recruiting flyers, and added and populated a new section for external resources. I believe the article now qualifies for at least C-class status (and possibly even B-Class) because it now meets the criteria for B1 through B6. How do I request reassessment of this article? 47thPennVols (talk) 00:05, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Conflicting sources on birth date of John Penn ("the American")[edit]

I have found conflicting sources on John Penn's birth date, and have started a discussion at WP:RSN#Birth date of John Penn ("the American"). Please comment there.

New Pennsylvania userbox templates[edit]

New Pennsylvania userbox templates are now available at Template:User WP Pennsylvania and Template:User WP United States. Let me know if you have any suggestions. Yours aye,  Buaidh  talk contribs 23:06, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:51, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

RfC on election/referendum naming format[edit]

An RfC on moving the year from the end to the start of article titles (e.g. South African general election, 2019 to 2019 South African general election) has been reopened for further comment, including on whether a bot could be used move the articles if it closed in favour of the change: Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (government and legislation)#Proposed change to election/referendum naming format. Cheers, Number 57 15:46, 20 October 2018 (UTC)