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Request for comment on Biographies of living people[edit]

Hello Wikiproject! Currently there is a discussion which will decide whether wikipedia will delete 49,000 articles about a living person without references, here:

Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies of living people

Since biographies of living people covers so many topics, nearly all wikiproject topics will be effected.

The two opposing positions which have the most support is:

  1. supports the deletion of unreferenced articles about a living person, User:Jehochman
  2. opposes the deletion of unreferenced articles about a living person, except in limited circumstances, User:Collect

Comments are welcome. Keep in mind that by default, editor's comments are hidden. Simply press edit next to the section to add your comment.

Please keep in mind that at this point, it seems that editors support deleting unreferenced article if they are not sourced, so your project may want to pursue the projects below.

Input sought[edit]

I've made a comment at Wikipedia talk:Notability (people)#Creative professionals guidelines pertaining to notability criteria for writers. I think members of this project (particularly those interested in contemporary poetry and living poets) could bring valuable perspectives to the discussion. Cynwolfe (talk)

Input requested at RfD[edit]

Please comment on the discussion here. Thank you, Oiyarbepsy (talk) 05:18, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Expanding project classes[edit]

The poetry template currently uses the limited classes so Category:NA-Class Poetry articles is filled with almost 1900 pages of categories, redirects and the like. If the template was expanded to use those categories, drafts like Draft:Peace (poem) could be more easily identified in a separate Category:Draft-Class Poetry articles. Would people opposing implementing that? -- Ricky81682 (talk) 07:26, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

New walled garden: Poetic encyclopaedist school, Yin Xiaoyuan, Shan Shui ss etc[edit]

Someone who knows about Chinese contemporary poetry might like to have a look at this group of related articles: I don't know whether they're promotional, or a hoax, or just a seriously undersourced group of notable poets. PamD 08:16, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Augustan couplet at RfD[edit]

The Augustan couplet redirect has been nominated for discussion at Redirects for Discussion. Your comments in the discussion (not here please) would be appreciated. Thryduulf (talk) 11:25, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Split discussion[edit]

Please comment on the proposal to split Alexandrine at Talk:Alexandrine#Proposal to split article. Thanks. Phil wink (talk) 16:44, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

New template[edit]

I've just created {{Verse translation}} which in many cases will make it a little easier to nicely display a foreign-language verse text and its English translation. Cheers. Phil wink (talk) 18:48, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

New Article on David Gitin - up for deletion, please help[edit]

I started a new article for the poet David Gitin, and I'm having trouble finding online published sources that Wiki will recognize. David Gitin was part of the small press community in the 60's & 70's when he was most active, and none of those mimeo mags and journals are available now except in library archives. His letters to and from the most significant poets of the day are in major library collections across the country, but the letters are tucked in boxes in stacks. Within those letters are many quotes about his poetry, which I've included in the article - but I have no way to link to them. Many of the things he was involved with in the Haight Ashbury in the 60's are not well documented - Straight Theater, Poet's Theater, Bricoleur. What do I need to do to convince the moderators that rather than deleting the article, it should be public and available for those who can to add to the knowledge? BlueWind13 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 14:47, 16 August 2016 (UTC)