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Of interest[edit]

Project members may find the following discussion to be of interest: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mary Lincoln Beckwith. Montanabw(talk) 23:25, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Help with an article?[edit]

Can anyone help edit the article for Free Our Delegates? I'm not entirely familiar with politics and not at all familiar with this group. I get the impression that some of this might be slightly wrong, but I'm going with what was already in the article. It had been tagged as promotional and I cleaned it up since it looked like it could be notable.

Anyone want to take a whack at it? The group's name seems to change a little depending on who is talking about it (no name, "the" and "our" are swapped out, etc), but the one constant seems to be that this is Lonegan's baby. Offhand I'm thinking that this could probably be a subsection in his article, since I'm not sure if this is independently notable. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 05:33, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Might be suitable for a merge into the other "Anyone but Trump" articles. Montanabw(talk) 20:51, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

The list of sources indicates that this movement is brand new and reports on it are part of a current news cycle. It might end up having no lasting notability. Dimadick (talk) 13:16, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

U.S. Representatives term[edit]

Re: our earlier discussion, correspondence with the Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives,, confirms that a section of Jefferson's Manual explains the terms of service for House Members prior to the 20th amendment. Members’ terms of service began on March 4 and ended on March 3. Hinds’ Precedents lists the precedent cases that established the rule. Electronic copies of the House Precedents are found here: About precedents of the U.S. House of Representatives. It seems to me that any other answer is WP:OR original research. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 15:27, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Looking for feedback on a tool on Visual Editor to add open license text from other sources[edit]

Hi all

I'm designing a tool for Visual Editor to make it easy for people to add open license text from other sources, there are a huge number of open license sources compatible with Wikipedia including around 9000 journals. I can see a very large opportunity to easily create a high volume of good quality articles quickly. I have done a small project with open license text from UNESCO as a proof of concept, any thoughts, feedback or endorsements (on the Meta page) would be greatly appreciated.


--John Cummings (talk) 14:51, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Nigel Farage's speech in EU parliament[edit]

Is Nigel Farage's "You all laughed" speech in the EU parliament notable enough to sustain an article? IMvHO, it was up there with any of Churchill's, although others may disagree. Mjroots (talk) 15:48, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Notice to participants at this page about adminship[edit]

Many participants here create a lot of content, have to evaluate whether or not a subject is notable, decide if content complies with BLP policy, and much more. Well, these are just some of the considerations at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship.

So, please consider taking a look at and watchlisting this page:

You could be very helpful in evaluating potential candidates, and maybe even finding out if you would be a suitable RfA candidate.

Many thanks and best wishes,

Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:04, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Request for Comment at McCarthyism[edit]

Discussion commenced there.[1] Figureofnine (talkcontribs) 19:39, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Requested move proposal, Martin Luther King, Jr.[edit]

Please comment on a requested move to change numerous article titles which contain Dr. King's name. Randy Kryn 11:33, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Proposing updates for Hilary Rosen[edit]

Hello! I'm looking for editors who might be interested to review some proposed updates for the article of former RIAA head Hilary Rosen. Recently, I've begun preparing a new suggested draft to address issues in the current article and expand on information about her life and career. Though Ms. Rosen is not a politician, some WikiProject Politics participants may be familiar with her work as a political consultant and commentator. I've also reached out at WikiProject Biography, but would appreciate editors from this wikiproject taking a look too, due to participants' familiarity with similarly articles. As a disclosure: I am working on behalf of Ms. Rosen through her firm SKDKnickerbocker as part of my work at Beutler Ink. Given my COI, I will not edit this article directly and am seeking others' assistance in reviewing my draft and making the suggested changes if they are reasonable. Please see my request here for more information, or to help. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 12:45, 11 July 2016 (UTC)