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Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

  • What? Wiki Loves Pride, a campaign to document and photograph LGBT culture and history, including pride events
  • When? June 2015
  • How can you help?
    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
    2.) Upload photographs or other media related to LGBT culture and history, including pride events, and add images to relevant Wikipedia articles; feel free to create a subpage with a gallery of your images (see examples from last year)
    3.) Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Or, view or update the current list of Tasks. This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. Visit the group's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome!

If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's main talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing!

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Canada in the American Civil War[edit]

Canada in the American Civil War has been proposed to be renamed to be British, see talk:Canada in the American Civil War -- (talk) 07:37, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

"Pub Rock"[edit]

The usage and primary topic of pub rock is under discussion, see talk:Pub rock (United Kingdom) -- (talk) 07:16, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Awaken the Dragon Edit-a-thon/Contest[edit]

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Hi, can I interest anybody in contributing to a national edit-a-thon/contest for Wales in April, Wikipedia:WikiProject Wales/Awaken the Dragon. You can win up to £200 worth of Amazon vouchers and books of your choice for entering the contest. The idea is that Amazon vouchers and books can then be used by people to buy/have discount off more books and produce more articles for wikipedia. The scoreboard will be kept here. However, if contests and prize aren't your cup of tea you're very welcome to participate in the edit-athon throughout the month. Everything will count and be added to a list at the bottom. We have a number of missing listed buildings identified and a core list at Wikipedia:WikiProject Wales/Awaken the Dragon/Core articles. Already we have about 30 people interested but it would be great to see more get involved and producing content and really show what can be achieved in a month.The point of it is getting some of the core articles up to decent status and an overall improvement in quality. So if you generally work on military history or trains or whatever and you spot something which might interest you please consider working on it within the next six weeks! There is also a physical edit-athon at the National Library of Wales on April 22, see this for details.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:45, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

HMS Uganda C66[edit]

FYI, HMCS Quebec has been proposed to be merged into HMS Uganda, see the discussion at Talk:HMS Uganda (66) -- (talk) 04:12, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

RfC: Should the Flag of Northern Ireland article say at the start there is currently no national flag for Northern Ireland[edit]

At Talk:Flag of Northern Ireland#RfC: Should the Flag of Northern Ireland article say at the start there is currently no national flag for Northern Ireland. Dmcq (talk) 17:10, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

"Balfour Declaration"[edit]

The primary topic of "Balfour Declaration" is under discussion, see Talk:Balfour Declaration -- (talk) 04:50, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Status country in country in infobox country[edit]

There is a dispute over the status entry in the infobox for the countries in the UK at Talk:Wales#Status parameter in infobox. Dmcq (talk) 14:53, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Category:Brentford F.C. Hall of Fame inductees has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Brentford F.C. Hall of Fame inductees, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for deletion. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 03:16, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Auto-assessment of article classes[edit]

Following a recent discussion at WP:VPR, there is consensus for an opt-in bot task that automatically assesses the class of articles based on classes listed for other project templates on the same page. In other words, if WikiProject A has evaluated an article to be C-class and WikiProject B hasn't evaluated the article at all, such a bot task would automatically evaluate the article as C-class for WikiProject B.

If you think auto-assessment might benefit this project, consider discussing it with other members here. For more information or to request an auto-assessment run, please visit User:BU RoBOT/autoassess. This is a one-time message to alert projects with over 1,000 unassessed articles to this possibility. ~ RobTalk 01:25, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Category:Prince Philip Designers Prize has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Prince Philip Designers Prize, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for deletion. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you.RevelationDirect (talk) 04:38, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Do buildings belong in Category:nnnn establishments in Great Britain?[edit]

@Johnpacklambert: There has been some discussion at Talk:Leighton Hall as to whether Category:1761 establishments in Great Britain is appropriate for the Hall; I bring it here to get input from a wider GB audience.

The definition of the "establishments" category is "This category is for organizations, places, awards and competitions founded or established in Great Britain in the year nnnn". Is a building a "place" in this sense? Featured articles Buckingham Palace and Bodiam Castle do not have such categories. The categories such as Category:1761 establishments in Great Britain appear at present to hold organisations etc but not individual buildings. Any thoughts? PamD 21:46, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

The West Country Challenge[edit]

Copying here the notice which was put on my talk page, after noticing the "Awaken the Dragon" notice above

The The West Country Challenge will take place from 8 to 28 August 2016. The idea is to create and improve articles about Bristol, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

The format will be based on Wales's successful Awaken the Dragon which saw over 1000 article improvements and creations and 65 GAs/FAs. As with the Dragon contest, the focus is more on improving core articles and breathing new life into those older stale articles and stubs which might otherwise not get edited in years. All contributions, including new articles, are welcome though.

Work on any of the items at:

or other articles relating to the area.

There will be sub contests focusing on particular areas:

To sign up or get more information visit the contest pages at Wikipedia:WikiProject England/The West Country Challenge.— Rod talk 16:52, 18 July 2016 (UTC) Copied here by: PamD 21:51, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikidata properties specific to the United Kingdom[edit]

I've just made a list of all the Wikidata properties specific to the United Kingdom (to to its constituent parts). Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:22, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

GA Reassessment of United Kingdom national football team[edit]

United Kingdom national football team, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:16, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge[edit]

Hi there. I've started a new initiative, the Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. It's a long term goal to bring about 10,000 article improvements to the UK and Ireland. Through two contests involving just six or seven weeks of editing so far we've produced over 1500 improvements. Long term if we have more people chipping it and adding articles they've edited independently as well from all areas of the UK then reaching that target is all possible. I think it would be an amazing achievement to see 10,000 article improvements by editors chipping in. If you support this and think you might want to contribute towards this long term please sign up in the Contributors section. No obligations, just post work on anything you feel like whenever you want, though try to avoid basic stubs if possible as we're trying to reduce the overall stub count and improve general comprehension and quality. Thanks.♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:45, 30 August 2016 (UTC)