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WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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University of Massachusetts articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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We would like to ask you to review the University of Massachusetts articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

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Great image resource[edit]

Alexey Sergeev, a physics professor, has licensed photographs at his web page (http://www.asergeev.com/) under the GFDL. A directory of these images are available here. A number of these images are related to this institution. I encourage interested editors to upload these images at Commons with the license tag Commons:Template:Alex Sergeev permission. --GrapedApe (talk) 01:23, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

US Collaboration reactivated & Portal:United States starting next[edit]

Casliber recently posted a suggestion on the talk page for WikiProject United States about getting the US Wikipedians Collaboration page going again in an effort to build up articles for GA through FA class. See Wikipedia:U.S. Wikipedians' notice board/USCOTM. After several days of work from him the page is up and ready for action. A few candidates have already been added for you to vote on or you can submit one using the directions provided. If you are looking for inspiration here is a link to the most commonly viewed articles currently under the scope of Wikiproject United States. There are tons of good articles in the various US related projects as well so feel free to submit any article relating to US topics (not just those under the scope of WPUS). This noticeboard is intended for ‘’’All’’’ editors working on US subjects, not just those under WPUS.

The next item I intend to start updating is Portal:United States if anyone is interested in helping. Again this is not specific to WPUS and any help would be greatly appreciated to maximize visibility of US topics. The foundation has already been established its just a matter of updating the content with some new images, biographies and articles. Please let leave a comment on the Portals talk page or let me know if you have any questions or ideas. --Kumioko (talk) 23:36, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Proposal for United States A-Class review process[edit]

There is a proposal at WikiProject United States to start an A-Class review process for United States related articles. Please stop by and join the discussion. Kumioko (talk) 02:23, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Discussion on consolidating inactive and semi-active university WikiProjects[edit]

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UMass Minutewomen softball[edit]

Hello, everyone. I've recently started the College softball task force, working to help expand Wikipedia's college softball coverage. One of the articles we are looking for is a UMass Minutewomen softball article. If anyone on this project would be willing to consider adopting it and writing a team article, please consider visiting the softball project. Thanks, Ejgreen77 (talk) 04:25, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Discussion to remove the Automatically assessed logic from the WikiProject United States template[edit]

Greetings, there is a discussion regarding removal of the logic used to populate Automatically assessed article categories from Template:WikiProject United States. Most of the categories (over 220 Wikipedia wide) were deleted in February 2013 because they were empty. These categories were previously populated by a bot that hasn't run since 2011 and the categories aren't used. Removal of this uneeded/unused logic will greatly reduce the size and complexity of the WikiProject United States template. Any comments or questions are encouraged here. Kumioko (talk) 18:52, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Lest there is any confusion for people who don't speak the same language, the words "logic used to populate Automatically assessed article categories" refer to the feature that was supposed to allow this WikiProject's template to "inherit" class and importance ratings from other WikiProjects. Kumioko says that there are no longer any bots performing the function that formerly copied those ratings. --Orlady (talk) 23:18, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Discussion to rename UMass Minutemen and Minutewomen to Massachusetts Minutemen and Minutewomen[edit]

a discussion has ensued to rename UMass Minutemen and Minutewomen. See Talk:UMass Minutemen and Minutewomen if you would like to comment....Pvmoutside (talk) 15:13, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject University of Massachusetts at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

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Adikhajuria (talk) 15:04, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Dormitory articles[edit]

Hi there,

I have come upon a slew of Massachusetts Amherst dormitory articles that clearly fall below our standards for standalone articles. I'd like to merge any information in these articles which is not already in List of University of Massachusetts Amherst residence halls and redirect them. Any objections?--TM 10:48, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:48, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Local Edit-a-thon at Hampshire[edit]

Hi! We are working with staff at Hampshire College to organize a Wikipedia edit-a-thon there for the Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtandFeminism 2015 events taking place March 7th and 8th. Would you be interested in being a local Wikipedia contact and perhaps also facilitating a training at their event? If no, do you know of any Wikipedians in the Amherst area that might be interested in helping out? Cheers! OR drohowa (talk) 19:00, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Pollard Memorial Library and UMass Lowell Library Edit-a-Thon[edit]

February 21 - Pollard Memorial Library and UMass Lowell Library Edit-a-Thon #3 - You're invited
Pollard Memorial Library

Yours, --LibraryGurl (talk) 19:49, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Help cleaning up Marty Meehan's bio entry[edit]

Hi - I am not sure who is paying attention here, but I have been in contact with the communications office at the main UMass offices. They want to help editors find sources and clean up the pages. The person working with me is just learning how to manage the COI policy and navigating the Marty Meehan bio. I have given him some background on why this entry may have more eyes on it than normal. He has put some text and sources on the talk page and is looking for someone to make edits. I would, but I too have a conflict of interest as a system employee. I am putting this on a few projects with hope that it will be caught by those still editing. The language on the entry needs clean up to be more neutral and the sources need to be integrated. I appreciate any help we can give him. --LibraryGurl (talk) 00:39, 26 October 2016 (UTC)