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Forza Italia[edit]

Hello everybody! I'm an italian user, I wanted to inform you that the "new" Forza Italia party of Berlusconi is not an opposition party yet. If Berlusconi will not be pushed out from his seat (an improbably but possibile thing), he can chose to remain in the government coalition. Also, FI has got one vice-minister and one secretary in the italian government! For now, then, it is better to correct the voices about Forza Italia, the parliament and the Letta 10 days will be all more clear. Bye for now! --Franci---juve 21:46, 20 nov 2013 (UTC)


Just stopping by to let someone part of the project here to reassess Progressive Labor Party (United States) in its class rating. It is undergoing some changes at the moment due to the lack of sources, wp:soapbox, and POV problems that plagued the article before. xcuref1endx (talk) 14:52 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Move proposal: Disambiguate Burning of Parliament (British) and Burning of the Parliament Buildings in Montreal[edit]

There is a proposal to move Burning of Parliament to Burning of British Parliament and Burning of the Parliament Buildings in Montreal to Burning of Canadian Parliament. Please take part in the discussion at Talk:Burning of Parliament#Requested move 8 May 2015. Curly Turkey ¡gobble! 15:16, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Revolutionary republic[edit]

The article revolutionary republic use to redirect to sister republic. A user has replaced that with a new article. Please review to see if the subject merits a new article. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 18:45, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Of note[edit]

Question at AfD if Ambassadors are inherently notable. See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Margaret Adamson and User:LibStar#Apparently_some_people_still_think_ambassadors_are_inherently_notable.3F. Montanabw(talk) 04:45, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

already been a lengthy discussion at Wikipedia talk:Notability (people). LibStar (talk) 09:21, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
And it looks rather inconclusive. Montanabw(talk) 18:29, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Help updating Tipper Gore article[edit]

Hi. I'm working on behalf of The Glover Park Group to make improvements to the article of Tipper Gore, who is a friend of the firm. Because of my COI, I'd like some help from other editors reviewing my proposed changes and making the edits if they seem to be an improvement over the current article. I posted a note on the Talk page early last week, but no one has responded. I detail exactly what I'm requesting (and why) on the Talk page, but my main concerns are updating sections to include a more thorough history of her political pursuits and advocacy work, as well as reorganizing and revising some of the existing material. I'll be on the lookout for any questions or responses here or on the Talk page. Thanks! Heatherer (talk) 19:59, 26 May 2015 (UTC)


Please be aware that there is currently a deletion discussion regarding the above-named new Hillary Rodham Clinton WikiProject, which was announced previously at this talk page.Anythingyouwant (talk) 14:24, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Braess's paradox listed at Requested moves[edit]


A requested move discussion has been initiated for Braess's paradox to be moved to Braess' paradox. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 22:33, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Recognition of same-sex unions in the Republic of Ireland listed at Requested moves[edit]


A requested move discussion has been initiated for Recognition of same-sex unions in the Republic of Ireland to be moved to Same-sex marriage in the Republic of Ireland. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 22:46, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Kevin O'Malley listed at Requested moves[edit]


A requested move discussion has been initiated for Kevin O'Malley to be moved to Kevin F. O'Malley. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 23:21, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

NOTICE: Persondata has been officially deprecated[edit]

Persondata has been deprecated and the template and input data are subject to removal from all bio articles in the near future. For those editors who entered accurate data into the persondata templates of politicians and other bio subjects, you are advised to manually transfer that data to Wikidata before the impending mass deletion occurs in order to preserve all accurate data. Here are two examples of Wikidata for film actors: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. If you have any more questions about the persondata removal, Wikidata, etc., please ping me. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 14:02, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Requested moves[edit]

Three requested move discussions which concern this project have been started. They can be found at:

BMK (talk) 17:14, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Discussion about colour for independents[edit]

If you've been working on election articles recently, you may have noticed a lot of fluctuations in the colour used for independents. There's a discussion going on at Template talk:Independent (politician)/meta/color about whether a pale or a dark shade is better. Since it's not a well-watched template, I thought I'd put a note here. Smurrayinchester 09:39, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

"No man's land"[edit]

The usage and primary topic of "No man's land"/"No Man's Land" is under discussion, see talk:No man's land -- (talk) 04:44, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Visible title discussion at the Hillary Clinton template[edit]

There is a discussion taking place on the talk page of her template navbox concerning what name to use as the visible name of the template, 'Hillary Rodham Clinton' or 'Hillary Clinton'. Randy Kryn 21:17, 13 June 2015 (UTC)


Does the disambiguator "(state)" have a special meaning to not mean "state" in general, if used in Chinese history articles? See Talk:Song (state) where we are discussing whether "state" does not mean any state, but only means non-Imperial states -- (talk) 04:48, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

See also Talk:Liao (state) where we are discussing if "(state)" only applies to some states and not other states named "Liao" -- (talk) 02:00, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Political corruption in [your state here][edit]

I recently expanded the article Political corruption in Illinois and welcome corrections or suggestions from other more experienced political editors, especially as it is a sensitive subject. I further wonder if there would be interest in expanding this format to encompass other US states. --Smokefoot (talk) 03:14, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

RFC at Political positions of Jeb Bush[edit]

FYI, there's an RFC here about whether to summarize each present political position before giving a chronological discussion of how it may have evolved or changed over the years.Anythingyouwant (talk) 15:39, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library donations[edit]

Hello all, I wanted to let you know of four recent donations we just opened up at the Wikipedia Library: WP:Taylor & Francis, WP:Erudit, WP:World Bank and WP:Cairn. Please sign up for the accounts if you think you can use them. Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 00:10, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Copyright Violation Detection - EranBot Project[edit]

A new copy-paste detection bot is now in general use on English Wikipedia. Come check it out at the EranBot reporting page. This bot utilizes the Turnitin software (ithenticate), unlike User:CorenSearchBot that relies on a web search API from Yahoo. It checks individual edits rather than just new articles. Please take 15 seconds to visit the EranBot reporting page and check a few of the flagged concerns. Comments welcome regarding potential improvements. These likely copyright violations can be searched by WikiProject categories. Use "control-f" to jump to your area of interest.--Lucas559 (talk) 22:45, 25 June 2015 (UTC)


The usage and primary topic of Galicianism is under dispute. For the discussion, see talk:Galicianism (Galicia) -- (talk) 06:04, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

America: Imagine the World Without Her[edit]

There is an ongoing discussion about describing the premise of the documentary America: Imagine the World Without Her in the lead section. Editors are invited to comment here. Erik II (talk | contrib) (ping me) 23:55, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Crimean crisis listed at Requested moves[edit]


An editor has requested for Crimean crisis to be moved to another page. Since you had some involvement with Crimean crisis, you might want to participate in the move discussion (if you have not already done so). -- (talk) 04:57, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Request for comment notice: $44M of $140M raised by Americans for Prosperity in 2012 election from Koch-related funds[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Americans for Prosperity#Request for comment: .2444M of .24140M raised by Americans for Prosperity in 2012 election cycle from Koch-related funds. Please contribute to the request for comment. Thanks. Hugh (talk) 17:22, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

This is an update to the request for comment and a request for wider participation. The RfC question asks for community feedback on a one-sentence addition to the funding section of a political advocacy group, Americans for Prosperity. The main source is a pair of reports in The Washington Post, supported by and the National Journal. The proposed content summarizes a key finding of investigative journalism. The discussion of the RfC centers on the due weight of investigative journalism into the sources of funding of a political advocacy group that is not legally required to disclose their funders. Attention from uninvolved editors with some experience with articles on political advocacy groups is respectfully requested. Generous excerpts from the sources are provided in the statement of the RfC question for your convenience. Please help with this request for comment. Thank you in advance for your time and attention. Hugh (talk) 15:45, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

This request for comment will most likely close Thursday 6 August 2015. This is an update and a request for wider participation. Issues in the appropriate use of funding information and investigative journalism results in Wikipedia remain in the discussion. Your comments are needed. Please help with this important request for comment. Thank you in advance for your time and attention. Hugh (talk) 15:30, 30 July 2015 (UTC)