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Vital articles: 100 Most Influential Western Australians is a possible starting point
Requested articles: Margaret Wylie • John Thomson (Australian businessman) • Tourism in Western Australia (see: Tourism in Sydney, Tourism in Melbourne, Tourism in Brisbane) • Clarence, Western Australia • Martyn Webb • Perth Metropolitan Markets • Energy in Western Australia • Nicholson, Western Australia • South Western Advertiser (see Trove page) • Robin Sarah Greenburg (see Crimenet page)
Missing topics: Midland Province (Western Australia) • Minister for Works (Western Australia) • North-East Province (Western Australia) • Tom Evans (politician) • Jeff Carr (Australian politician) • See Missing topics report for more
Seeking sources: William Harris (Australian civil rights leader) • Michael Kailis
Expansion needed: Busselton, Western Australia • David Parker • Economy of Western Australia • May Gibbs • Bill Hassell • May Holman • Barry MacKinnon • Ross McLarty • New Norcia, Western Australia • PGA • Pilbara historical timeline • Whadjuk • List of WA waterfalls • tourism sections needed in Western Australia • Thomas Hughes (Australian politician) - needs expansion from cultural sources
Requested images: Requested photographs in Western Australia • Requested photographs in Perth
Article cleanup: See Cleanup listing
Popular pages: See Popular pages listing (related changes) – improvements to (or vandalism of) these articles will impact a larger number of readers
Assessment: See Unassessed WA articles and Unknown-importance WA articles
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Corina Abraham[edit]

Opinions are sought at Talk:Corina Abraham#Proposal to trim Opposition to Roe 8 on whether the existing Corina_Abraham#Opposition_to_Roe_8 is excessive in its quotations from and coverage of the contents of her letter to the Prime Minister, and appears to be non-neutral and advocating Abraham's stance. Mitch Ames (talk) 11:57, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

small step[edit]

The Western Australian project is now, or about to have 10k articles - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:WikiProject_Western_Australia_articles - thanks to all the hard working editors over the last 10 years + who have got the project to this stage, and it is as much to the editors who have real life and other things who reduce their edits at various stages, but who nevertheless with their contributions, have made the project what it is

  • compared to other state projects - Tasmania hasnt even got to 4k yet
  • Queensland have cleared 11k but have a semi-active tag on their project page
  • Victoria dont even have assessment tables on their project page
  • New South Wales hasnt even got to 9k yet
  • South Australia hasnt even got to 5k yet
  • Northern Territory is still on the way to 2k...

In considering the actual real life populations and potential subjects/topics for each project, and proportion of active editors on the various state projects, it would appear that WA really has done well. Keep up the good work!! JarrahTree 14:17, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Not to take away from anything, but the total articles figures are for all pages including categories, templates, project pages etc. 10k total pages is still an achievement for WA, but a more accurate figure for articles would subtract the pages in Category:NA-importance Western Australia articles, resulting in 9091 articles for WA (and similar calculations could be done for other states) - Evad37 [talk] 14:36, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
Fair enough, but when you realise that the Australian gross figures are 160k, then even state specific projects are somewhat diminished in proportion by other sub projects JarrahTree 23:29, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Corina Abraham (again)[edit]

Now that the AfD is finished, I'd like some comments on my proposal to trim the "Opposition to Roe 8" section. Details at Talk:Corina Abraham#Proposal to trim Opposition to Roe 8. Could we continue the discussion there please, not here, to avoid (further) fragmenting it. Thanks. Mitch Ames (talk) 06:25, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

After all the discussion that went into not deleting the article surely some editors (other than myself and Gnangarra) must have an opinion on its contents... Could editors who'll be attending WP:Meetup/Perth/27 at least of have a look at Talk:Corina Abraham#Proposal to trim Opposition to Roe 8; perhaps we can discuss it in person. Mitch Ames (talk) 12:27, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

I've raised an RfC: Talk:Corina Abraham#RfC: Opposition to Roe 8. Mitch Ames (talk) 07:04, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Meetup Saturday[edit]

HI Folks havent forgotten that we have a meetup scheduled for this saturday, still trying to find a venue that suits the needs of one of our guests. Watch this space will have the answer shortly and see you all at 18:00 Gnangarra 23:44, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

  • Venue will be the Lucky Shag at Barrack Square Gnangarra 05:35, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
Do we know whether we'll be inside or outside? Mitch Ames (talk) 07:07, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
If its raining we'll be inside, if its cold we'll be inside, if the sun is shining and its 40degs then we'll be outside. Inside near the front to start with but there will enough of us to find each other. Gnangarra 12:55, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

The Northam Advertiser[edit]

I just created a stub for The Northam Advertiser newspaper since I was citing some articles from it. I struggled a bit to find out much about it, so thought I might mention it here in case anyone here has some better info. I did not add it to the List of newspapers in Australia or List of newspapers published in Western Australia as I was not sure how to position it in either structure. I think it is a defunct regional newspaper and I have no idea if it's a major/minor title. Thanks in advance for anything you can do to improve it. Kerry (talk) 02:36, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Geraldton vandalism[edit]

There has been a fair bit of adding non-notable residents to the notable resident section of Geraldton. The edits have been reverted each time but the IP has now taken to personal attacks. It might pay for other WA editors to keep a bit of an eye on the page. Regards, Calistemon (talk) 02:02, 29 June 2016 (UTC)