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Is there a guideline on U.K. vs UK[edit]

As I've found an editor, User:Clayton Forrester, going through articles and changing UK to U.K. (ditto US). Thanks. Doug Weller talk 14:10, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

Common usage in the UK is not to include full stops in acronyms and initialisms probably covered by WP:ENGVAR although Full stop also indicates that the Americans are not using the full stop/period as much as they did as the American The Chicago Manual of Style says dont use them. MilborneOne (talk) 17:01, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

Help Subdividing Category:Parliament of England (pre-1707) MP stubs[edit]

Hi all, I do a lot of work with organizing stubs, and the largest stub categories is Category:Parliament of England (pre-1707) MP stubs, which has 2,893 associated pages. My goal is to subdivide this into categories with more manageable amounts of stubs (maybe 200 articles each). Unfortunately, I don't know much about UK/English politics, so I don't have any great ideas about how to subdivide. Does anyone at this wikiproject have any ideas of how to subdivide this, or know a better wikiproject to ask about this?

I would also note that Category:UK MP for England stubs is also an extremely large category, with 1,593 uncategorized pages, so subdivision ideas for that category would welcome as well. This is crossposted at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject England and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Politics of the United Kingdom -Furicorn (talk) 07:04, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

Economy sections on articles for English regions[edit]

I've noticed that pretty much every article for a region of England has an "Economy" section which is little more than an overly-intricate list of businesses with a lot of redlinks and very few (often zero) citations. I don't think these sections are particularly encyclopaedic, and they don't really fulfil the goal of informing the reader about the economy of each region. I'm also pretty sure that no single business is particularly noteworthy in the context of an entire region's economy, but I could be mistaken on that point. I propose deleting every sentence which just states that a business is located somewhere and just keep the information relevant to each region as a whole. — dukwon (talk) (contribs) 09:48, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

Article move discussion: List of conflicts/wars involving the United Kingdom[edit]

Please see article move discussion here:

New Editor Needs Help @ Talk:Lancashire County Council election, 2017[edit]

A new editor is in need of some assistance and advice in a content dispute at Talk:Lancashire County Council election, 2017. I am INVOLVED in my capacity as an administrator so I can't take sides in the content dispute. Unfortunately I have found it necessary to temporarily lock the article to put the breaks on a slow motion edit war. That lock will expire tomorrow... er later today. In the meantime any help from more experienced editors who might be interested would be greatly appreciated. -Ad Orientem (talk) 02:15, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Courtesy ping: Bulgaroon -Ad Orientem (talk) 02:16, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

RfC for pedophilia terminology at the Milo Yiannopoulos article[edit]

Opinions are needed on the following matter: Talk:Milo Yiannopoulos#RfC: Should the article include text/sources analyzing Yiannopoulos's statements on pedophilia?. A permalink for it is here. The discussion concerns whether or not to mention that sources note that Yiannopoulos's definition of pedophilia is technically correct, but also that the term is used more broadly than the technical definition (to include adults engaging in sexual activity with minors, or specifically committing child sexual abuse). Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 21:14, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Blyth, Northumberland[edit]

nominated for FAR at Wikipedia:Featured article review/Blyth, Northumberland/archive1 - please fix if possible....Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:32, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Black Jack Mulligan[edit]

First off, "Wp:uk" redirects to Wikipedia:Manual of Style#National varieties of English with no hatnote tying that page to this project page or otherwise any explanation as to why the redirect points there and not to the project page.

As for why I'm here, I'll be upfront and state that this notification may not be entirely neutral. I discovered this AFD at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Wrestling. The nominator is rather active in that corner of the encyclopedia. From following that page, a pattern emerges. Namely, the nominator is using deletion processes to push our coverage of professional wrestling in the direction of being a mindless repetition of certain wrestling websites. In other words, no other notable topics need apply if coverage depends upon the breadth of sources as opposed to these few cherry-picked websites. Resultantly, one can see all sort and manner of minutiae regarding Canadian professional wrestling while the wrestling scene in the UK (among numerous other subtopics) has been consistently given short shrift, despite evidence that the latter was a much bigger affair business-wise. Specifically regarding the article, it states that Mulligan appeared on World of Sport. I'm pretty sure that "the similarly named American Blackjack Mulligan" never wrestled on network television. Furthermore, the nomination states "No significant coverage in reliable independent sources". This AFD followed the latest of multiple unsuccessful attempts to PROD the article by folks who failed to notice that it was previously PRODed. During one of those attempts, the editor who declined the PROD added a source from New Society. This is perhaps the key point as far as this project is concerned. In this edit, the uncomfortable collision of WWE's wrestling storylines and the real-life scrutiny of Linda McMahon as a United States Senate candidate is deemed to be an "irrelevant example" by this same editor, despite being covered by such "patently unreliable sources" as the New York Times and the Washington Post. It appears that New Society is being treated the same way by this editor. In closing, I'm really hoping that there's still any common sense left around here, that one or more of you views this nomination with the same suspicion that I do, and that someone has access to applicable sources. RadioKAOS / Talk to me, Billy / Transmissions 01:11, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

Disambiguation links on pages tagged by this wikiproject[edit]

Wikipedia has many thousands of wikilinks which point to disambiguation pages. It would be useful to readers if these links directed them to the specific pages of interest, rather than making them search through a list. Members of WikiProject Disambiguation have been working on this and the total number is now below 20,000 for the first time. Some of these links require specialist knowledge of the topics concerned and therefore it would be great if you could help in your area of expertise.

A list of the relevant links on pages which fall within the remit of this wikiproject can be found at

Please take a few minutes to help make these more useful to our readers.— Rod talk 19:50, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

British war crimes[edit]

I have instigated a discussion about this highly biased and OR driven article at Talk:British_war_crimes#Article_problems. Mabuska (talk) 23:19, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

A-Class review for HMS Erin needs attention[edit]

A few more editors are needed to complete the A-Class review for HMS Erin; please stop by and help review the article! Thanks! AustralianRupert (talk) 09:02, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Relisting of move discussion[edit]

Greetings! I have recently relisted a requested move discussion at Talk:Hutchison 3G#Requested move 17 February 2018, regarding a page relating to this WikiProject. Discussion and opinions are invited. Thanks, SkyWarrior 20:21, 24 February 2018 (UTC) (talk) 15:50, 2 March 2018 (UTC)How can I correct vandalism to the summary that appears in the Google search?[edit]


I am a deputy head teacher at Langtree School.

A parent searching for news about whether our school was open this morning, Googled the school and saw some inappropriate comments among the results of her search.

I have done the same search and found what she is referring to. When I click on the search item it takes you to a Wikipedia page with no inappropriate comments.

Is this an issue I need to correct within Wikipedia or one that I should take up with the search engine, it appears this search item only appears in Google - so I might have answered my own question?)?


Simon — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:43, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Simon, it looks as if a vandal corrupted the school motto in this edit on 26 Feb, which was not spotted and reverted until this edit on 1 March. Google seems to have picked up the version of the article from those 3 days. I don't know if anything can be done to get the updated/corrected version to be used by Google instead, or whether we just wait for it to happen - other respondents may know more. I have now requested that the Wikipedia page be protected from editing by unregistered users, as there seems to have been a pattern of recurrent silly vandalism, though that request may or may not be granted - see Wikipedia:Requests_for_page_protection#Langtree_School. It might be useful for you to find some responsible person who edits Wikipedia regularly and could add the school to their "Watch list" so that they are notified of any changes to the page and can keep an eye out for vandalism, and take appropriate action. PamD 23:37, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
It has been semiprotected (ie no anonymous editing) for 4 days. After that, someone needs to keep an eye on it. PamD 07:49, 3 March 2018 (UTC)