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Positions on Jerusalem[edit]

I added the WikiProject's template to the talk page of Positions on Jerusalem but it was removed. I think that it's on the scope of the project because it has two sections, "United States" and "United States Embassy", related to the United States. Do you think that it should be re-added?

New Member[edit]

Hello! My name is Colman2000, and I just joined WikiProject United States a few days ago. As a proud citizen of the United States, I know a thing or two about all 50 states in our wonderful nation, and I cannot wait to start editing! I am so delighted to be a new participant in this fabulous WikiProject, and I would be delighted to assist in any possible manner! If you have any questions, concerns, advice, or want my honest opinion on any edits I can make or edits you make on any articles regarding the United States, please do not hesitate to leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for reading this message, and I am thrilled to be a part of this WikiProject! Colman2000 (talk) 02:23, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Welcome! Knope7 (talk) 01:58, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

PROD notice[edit]

I've proposed Bi-State Optical Network for deletion. If anyone objects, please remove the tag (and hopefully improve the article). Happy editing! Ajpolino (talk) 19:15, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Saudi Arabia–United States relations#Media reception[edit]

Was wondering if some more editors would take a look at the newly added Saudi Arabia–United States relations#Media reception. Such a section might actually have value the article, but this version seems a bit WP:UNDUE and maybe even WP:PROMOTIONAL by emphasizing a single book/author, neither of which seem to meet WP:AUTHOR or WP:NBOOK -- Marchjuly (talk) 03:31, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

RfC on splitting Federal Correctional Institution, Coleman[edit]

I have started an RfC on splitting Federal Correctional Institution, Coleman at Talk:Federal Correctional Institution, Coleman. Safiel (talk) 18:50, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

RfC about including a map of the school's attendance boundary[edit]

Should the article High Point High School include a map of the school's attendance boundary (meaning the area which the school draws its students)? This RFC is applicable to most US and Canadian public schools, which draw students from particular catchment areas.

See the thread: Talk:High_Point_High_School#RfC_about_including_a_map_of_the_school's_attendance_boundary WhisperToMe (talk) 05:00, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Image donation from Data USA[edit]

Data USA has contributed several hundred SVG data visualizations for use on Wikimedia projects. Please help by categorizing these images, adding them to relevant Wikipedia articles, and reporting any errors or issues at Commons talk:Data USA. More info can be found at Commmons:Data USA. Here are a few examples:

The full set of images can be seen at commons:Category:Media contributed by Data USA. If you have specific requests for more data visualizations from Data USA, please contact me on my talk page. Kaldari (talk) 21:38, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Anomaly in list of U.S. Attorneys[edit]

Hoping somebody can help me sort this out. Billy J. Williams was appointed by President Obama in 2015 [1] and is still serving as U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon. But he's not named by The New York Times [2] as having been retained by President Trump, nor is he listed at 2017 dismissal of U.S. attorneys. ☆ Bri (talk) 22:21, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

The U. S. Dept of Justice website still lists him as serving in that role. 1 — Maile (talk) 22:44, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes, he just held a conference in Portland. And I added to the Williams bio this Associated Press citation also stating he was retained/re-appointed. But why does the NY Times say all the US Attorneys resigned? And our article 2017 dismissal of U.S. attorneys says "The other 47 U.S. Attorney posts were either already vacant by the end of Obama's administration or the incumbent U.S. Attorney had resigned at the beginning of Trump's administration". This doesn't add up -- did everybody just miss the fact that Williams was retained? ☆ Bri (talk) 22:56, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
Well, somebody's off somewhere. — Maile (talk) 23:40, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
"In March, Williams wasn't among the 46 prosecutors whose resignations were requested by Sessions. Sessions' request applied to presidential appointees. Williams wasn't appointed by President Barack Obama." [3] I'll note also that you assumed from this source that Obama appointed him, even though the article doesn't say that. [4] :-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 23:56, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
Aha! Thanks Ed it all is clear now. If only I'd read to the end of the 11/17 thing in The Oregonian. ☆ Bri (talk) 00:11, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

New article Outside agitators[edit]

I was surprised at the lack of an article on this political term, so made a stub. It was a common term during the Civil Rights Movement, for Southern authorities to allege that local African-Americans didn't actually want to protest or change things, but that the impetus was being driven by Northern white radicals coming down to stir up trouble. If anyone else finds the term and history interesting, the stub could use expansion. MatthewVanitas (talk) 20:21, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

TFAR notice[edit]

Members of this WikiProject might be interested in Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Lady Gaga. Snuggums (talk / edits) 00:45, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

A move discussion which may be of interest to participants of this WikiProject is currently taking place at Talk:Corvette (disambiguation)#Requested move 9 February 2018. Dohn joe (talk) 18:14, 13 February 2018 (UTC)