Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Philadelphia

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Working on a school project[edit]

Hey everyone I'm working on a project at Cornell University, in which a team of students takes a wikipedia page to edit. My group is working on the Schuylkill Navy. If anyone has any advice for how to attack this page please reach out to us. Thanks! Andrew, Eddie, and Janice ~~~~

Need any images?[edit]

I live in Philly, I go to Drexel, and I take images of things. My camera does a decent job, and I have access to some nice photomanipulation software to make sure things come out looking good. I don't have a heck of a lot of free time, but enough that I might be able to help out. Let me know if this sounds good to anyone. You can see some sample shots at the Eastern State Penitentiary, or take a look at my contributions over at the commons. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thesab (talkcontribs) 01:43, February 16, 2008

Discussion at Talk:Wing Bowl#Allegations of sexism and misogyny[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Wing Bowl#Allegations of sexism and misogyny. – Marchjuly (talk) 01:56, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

What counts as a "community" for the Philadelphia County template?[edit]

Template:Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania was recently edited to add two new places, Parkland and Industrial. Two new articles, Parkland, Philadelphia and Industrial, Philadelphia, have been created for them.'s "Data Hub", which tracks statistics, including crime statistics, by location, was cited as a reference, because it has pages for Parkland and Industrial.

My view is that the Data Hub is using the words "industrial" and "parkland" in their usual sense, and not as proper-noun place names. The site is designed to consider every point in the city as part of an area, and it must use a name for each area. Most of the areas share the borders and the names of Philadelphia communities, such as Roxborough and Torresdale. For these two chunks of left-over Philadelphia geography, the Data Hub uses descriptive terms, because there weren't place names but their system required names. In my view, it does not follow that Wikipedia should claim that these are place names.

Am I off base here? I've certainly never heard somebody say, "I'm going to drive to Industrial today". Is there such a place? TypoBoy (talk) 16:45, 14 March 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)

Mumia Abu-Jamal[edit]

I have nominated Mumia Abu-Jamal for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. DrKay (talk) 16:27, 11 October 2018 (UTC)