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WikiProject Wisconsin (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Wisconsin, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the U.S. state of Wisconsin on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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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 01:28, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

  • I'm game for this -- it would save work for somebody. -- Dolotta (talk) 22:24, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
    • @BU Rob13: does the auto-assessment bot also handle importances? I know importances are subjective, but you could also assume that if an article is so old and has never been assessed by the project, it's probably low-importance. –Fredddie 21:19, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
      • Fredddie -- My understanding, reading the documentation, is that it does not. Correct me if I'm wrong. Dolotta (talk) 03:29, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Sounds reasonable to me. Of course lots of articles have very old assessments but it's better than no assessment. Royalbroil 04:09, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
  • If it is fine with all involved, I will go ahead and put WP:WISCONSIN on the list. Dolotta (talk) 02:26, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
    • @Dolotta: Just saw this - sorry, things have been hectic for me. The bot doesn't handle importances because many projects actually have an objective importance rating scheme which varies based on topic area. Not to mention that even subjective importances vary a lot by project. Green Bay Packers is obviously top for the Packers WikiProject but less than top for this one, for instance. ~ Rob13Talk 05:14, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

US 50,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more states than they might otherwise work on. If there's the interest I will start 1000 State Challenges like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of states regularly contributing. If you would like to see masses of articles being improved for the US and your specialist/home state like Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, sign up today and once the challenge starts a contest can be organized. This is a way we can target every state, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant and also sign under any state sub challenge on the page that you might contribute to! Thankyou.♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:38, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

2016 Community Wishlist Survey Proposal to Revive Popular Pages[edit]

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Greetings WikiProject Wisconsin Members!

This is a one-time-only message to inform you about a technical proposal to revive your Popular Pages list in the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey that I think you may be interested in reviewing and perhaps even voting for:

If the above proposal gets in the Top 10 based on the votes, there is a high likelihood of this bot being restored so your project will again see monthly updates of popular pages.

Further, there are over 260 proposals in all to review and vote for, across many aspects of wikis.

Thank you for your consideration. Please note that voting for proposals continues through December 12, 2016.

Best regards, SteviethemanDelivered: 18:19, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

A couple of RMs[edit]

I'd be grateful is editors familiar with the subject area could weigh in on a couple of slightly tricky requested move discussions at Talk:Monroe, Green County, Wisconsin and Talk:Eden, Wisconsin. Cheers, Jenks24 (talk) 12:02, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Notice about adminship to participants at this project[edit]

Many participants here create a lot of content, may have to evaluate whether or not a subject is notable, decide if content complies with BLP policy, and much more. Well, these are just some of the skills considered at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship.

So, please consider taking a look at and watchlisting this page:

You could be very helpful in evaluating potential candidates, and even finding out if you would be a suitable RfA candidate.

Many thanks and best wishes,

Anna Frodesiak (talk) 05:40, 6 March 2017 (UTC)