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Please initiate new discussions at WT:RODENT

Proposed merger to Pocket pets work group[edit]

Considering that the entire scope of this project is contained within that of the above-named group, I would propose that the two groups merge, either with this group directly merging into the above group, or, alternately, that this project merge as a separate subproject of Wikipedia:WikiProject Mammals. Doing either would reduce the amount of banner clutter, and probably increase the likelihood of getting a greater number of editors involved in the articles. I would welcome any responses. Thank you. John Carter 21:50, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Probably the best bet from all perspectives. -Pumpmeup 04:08, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The entire scope of the project is not contained in pocket pets. Only a handful of sciurids are kept as pets. Until there's a rodents or a glires wikiproject, the proper upmerge is WP:MAM. --Aranae (talk) 23:59, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment - Um, actually, the scope of the pocket pets group includes all articles in the Category:Lagomorphs and the Category:Rodents, as is indicated in the scope section of the work group page, so the entire scope of this project is contained in that group. I just haven't gotten around to tagging all the articles yet. John Carter (talk) 00:03, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
I see the comment on the work group page, but fail to see any justification as to how 90% of Glires would qualify as pocket pets. Until there is a rodent/lagomorph subproject or workgroup, the appropriate wikiproject remains WP:MAM. --Aranae (talk) 16:28, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
The name was chosen on the basis of that being the name the project was proposed under on the Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals page. If anyone can think of a better name for the group, I think we are all open to suggestions. However, it did make sense that the new group take the name it was given when people first signed up for it. John Carter (talk) 17:09, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
The proposal was for a project on pocket pets. That should be the scope of the project. --Aranae (talk) 17:34, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
Actually, as the maintainer of the proposals page, I can say only the initial proposal was for a group of that size. I believe all the members of the proposal agreed to the existing arrangement. That name was used because it is the only name I can think of including both lagomorphs and rodents. Again, if you can think of a different one, I'm sure we're all open to suggestions. John Carter (talk) 17:56, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Black squirrel[edit]

Can someone who knows something about squirrels sort out the black squirrel page? It's just become a list of where people have spotted black squirrels. It is clearly not encyclopaedic in content. Is there actually more that can be written about black squirrels or should it just be merged with the eastern gray squirrel page? AstroMark (talk) 12:28, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Assessment[edit]

If the members of the project wish to use it, the Template:Mammal, the project banner for WikiProject Mammals, now has been set up to allow for separate assessments for this project as well, although not all the categories have yet been created. If the members of this project would want to use it, I could create the relevant categories. You can see the banner in use at User talk:John Carter/Mammals. John Carter (talk) 23:12, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Western Gray Squirrel[edit]

I and others noticed that the picture on the western gray squirrel was actually a picture of an eastern gray. I found a Forest Service picture and changed it, however, there is still a mislabeled picture in the wikimedia commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:WesternGraySquirrel.jpg. —Preceding unsigned comment added by EnzianBlue (talkcontribs) 22:03, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Rodents[edit]

I've proposed a new WikiProject Rodents, which would effectively absorb this project, over at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Rodents. Please feel free to comment there or add your name! -ΖαππερΝαππερ BabelAlexandria 00:24, 24 June 2009 (UTC)