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Articles for deletion notice[edit]

The AFDs Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Thai Student Association and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Vietnamese Student Association may be of interest. --doncram 00:04, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

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 01:25, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Help with an article?[edit]

I was wondering if anyone could help look for sources for the article Art Supawatt Purdy. He's a Thai performer and as such, very little of the coverage will be in English. There's enough now to suggest that sourcing is probably out there, but there's not really a huge amount at the AfD that really passes RS scrutiny. Greekadoniz is doing a valiant job of trying to find sources that would hold up at AfD, but the problem here is that some of the sourcing is pretty weak and others might be usable but don't seem to have any sort of editorial oversight.

I think that this article and the AfD would really, really benefit from having some Thai speaking/reading editors helping look for sourcing. If the guy is notable the coverage is likely in Thai and I don't know that anyone at the AfD other than Greekadoniz knows Thai, so this severely limits our search power. Greekadoniz is new here, so he might not be as aware of RS guidelines as others would, so I really think that he'd benefit greatly from some assistance here. I think that Purdy might be notable - there's evidence to suggest that he could be, but at this point it'd really need a good amount of sourcing and likely the creation of articles for the Thai shows and films he's been in. Anyone willing to pitch in? I don't want this to get deleted if Purdy is actually notable, since I know that the language barrier has caused the demise of several articles that would otherwise pass notability guidelines if fluent editors were sought out. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 03:44, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Province capitals[edit]

Hi. I've started a discussion on whether we should remove listings of province capitals from related articles. Please see the discussion at Talk:Provinces of Thailand#Province capitals Thank you. --Paul_012 (talk) 14:34, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

National park information moved or no longer available at DNP site[edit]

There was formerly quite extensive information on individual parks, in Thai and English, at the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) website. Such as here (archived) for Kaeng Krachan. Such links now yield 404s and the most recent successful archives are from earlier in 2016. Looks like the site was reorganised sometime this year. Going into the site from its root didn't yield anything for me nor did Google searches. However, I don't read Thai and so I'm wondering if anyone here has an idea where this material might have gone. Thanks Declangi (talk) 05:39, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

The DNP has somewhat confusingly had information scattered among multiple websites for some time. The www.dnp.go.th/parkreserve site you mentioned seems to have been reorganised into http://nps.dnp.go.th/ . The park information has been moved to http://nps.dnp.go.th/parks.php , but the drop-down box doesn't appear to work in English. There's also the park.dnp.go.th site, which has a different set of write-ups for each park at http://park.dnp.go.th/visitor/indexnationpark.php , but is only available in Thai. The English link on that site goes to this PDF of the National Parks in Thailand book, which will probably work best as a reference. --Paul_012 (talk) 07:08, 17 November 2016 (UTC)
Many thanks, Paul_012, that's clarified things a lot. Using the http://nps.dnp.go.th/parks.php URL now allows for direct links to park information pages such as here for Kaeng Krachan. The text there looks to have been directly copied/moved from the old page I referenced above. The former Attractions subpages don't seem to have made it, but the PDF you note (a version of which also existed in the old site) has some of that info for each park. Thanks for deciphering things. Declangi (talk) 04:40, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

Category:1st millennium in Thailand[edit]

Input from WP:THAI has been requested at a WP:CFD discussion. You may find it at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2016 November 21#Category:1st millennium in Thailand. Thanks, -- Tavix (talk) 15:29, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Draft:Sukavich Rangsitpol[edit]

Any help on the above appreciated! I've done all I can but know little about Thailand let alone its politics. It was created by User:22sep who has been struggling with CoI issues ever since. He/she is friend of the subject's grandson. There's also Draft:Thita Manitkul created by User:Panda m.—the son—that needs looking at too. 22sep's talk page contains my recent correspondence with him/her. Thanks Iadmc (Jubileeclipman) (talk) 13:26, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

I heard from my friend that you need information. By the way it heard his feeling to sound like girl. When I look through my grandfather article about the word you code .He was saying I ask my grandpa He said it probably was not him because he was really busy at that time to go to survey conference.You can probably tell from the sources you find.It probably the Duputy Minister who he thought was friend at that time told the reporter that he said (he probably was not there)at that exact even ,also provide his email to get him involved in the scandals . Would you please provide us what exactly source you got it from? Please provide us so he could get the apology from the newspaper and clear his name. Thank you Panda m. (talk) 02:22, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

I think he's talking about the quote in the article about homosexuals. The source is clearly linked in the article after the quote, Panda. Click the number and it will jump to the link which you can then click to read the source. Thanks Iadmc (Jubileeclipman) (talk) 21:06, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

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

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Greetings WikiProject Thailand 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: 18:09, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

BTS station naming[edit]

Could we get some more input on requested move at Talk:Kamphaeng Phet Station Matthewmayer (talk) 18:24, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedians in thailand[edit]

Anyone actually living here in Thailand please just leave a message on my talk page. Many thanks.There are a couple of up coming Wiki projects that might interest you. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 03:27, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

@22sep: this might interest you — Iadmctalk  08:36, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

irrelevant, off-topic posts

i think the one who mass up with us is from wiki thailand Our Draft:Sukavich Rangsitpol is link to th:สมัย เจริญช่าง in stead of th:สุขวิช รังสิตพล — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22sep (talkcontribs) 12:48, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

@22sep: I've dealt with the interwikis. It's difficult to see where the problem is at times. I think they aught to be removed actually apart from the the one to his Thai article. Does Kudpung กุดผึ้ง's project interest you? Go to his talk page if so — Iadmctalk  13:13, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

I think its the corruption politician is afraid the truth will come out through the article we wrote.--22sep (talk) 13:28, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

Category:Order of the Royal House of Chakri has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Order of the Royal House of Chakri, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for deletion. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you.RevelationDirect (talk) 02:25, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Project page reorganised[edit]

I've reorganised the project page a bit. Hope it's fine by everyone. --Paul_012 (talk) 16:31, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

Zero Tolerance[edit]

Zero Tolerance (2015 film) has yet to be rated on the importance and quality scale. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:C5FB:3990:814B:82AB:ABA1:EECF (talk) 16:51, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

Done. --Paul_012 (talk) 08:28, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Mass importance assessment[edit]

Hi. I've gone through the bulk of Thailand-tagged articles and listed importance assessments for most of them here. It's admittedly a quick (and rather rough) job, looking only at the titles, but any mistakes should be easy to correct. (I've left the Low-importance biographical articles off the list for now, since those probably warrant a closer look.) These assessments are of course subjective, but I hope it's a start. If no one objects, I'm planning to submit a bot request for tagging (plus auto-stub assessing) in a few days. --Paul_012 (talk) 20:15, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

If someone has the time to take a look at the list, please do so and leave a comment here whether or not you agree with the proposal. Seeing as it's a mass operation, a bot operator has advised that a clearer consensus (at least one or two more supports) be attained before continuing. --Paul_012 (talk) 08:39, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Support overall with some suggested assessment changes for parks. I think any UNESCO World Heritage Site should be High importance, e.g. Si Satchanalai Historical Park. Also potentially High for other Historical Parks e.g. Phu Phra Bat Historical Park and Mueang Sing Historical Park. I think nearly all National Parks should be Mid importance, which some are in the attached list, but most are currently Low and there's Phu Kradueng National Park in High. Exceptions might be the constituent parks of Dong Phayayen–Khao Yai Forest Complex, itself a UNESCO site, which could be rated High. And finally I think that city parks in the list should be Low, e.g. Chatuchak Park. Aside from parks like Sanam Luang and Lumphini Park (rightly Mid), these other parks are not typically of significant national importance. Thanks for all your efforts in compiling and assessing this list. Declangi (talk) 04:02, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestions. I've adjusted the most of the parks in the list accordingly, but I'm not sure about Phu Phra Bat and Mueang Sing Historical Parks. I don't think they're as crucial to the reader's understanding of Thailand as a whole as, say, Ayutthaya and Sukhothai (which incidentally also are World Heritage Sites). Apart from Khao Yai, the individual parks under the Dong Phayayen–Khao Yai complex mostly seem to grouped together in discussions about biodiversity and conservation, so I think the complex itself (already tagged high) should suffice. I gave Phu Kradueng high largely for its cultural significance, as it's a rite of passage of sorts. --Paul_012 (talk) 11:17, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for your updates. That's fine about those two Historical Parks. As they're not UNESCO, Mid importance works. I understand about Phu Kradueng, it was also the 2nd park to be designated in the National Parks. The list now looks fine from my stanpdpoint. Declangi (talk) 04:09, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi all! Just a quick note to say that this task has now been completed. TheMagikCow (T) (C) 18:43, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Requesting asessment[edit]

Please help reassess the quality of the following articles, which have been greatly expanded on since the last assessment they had:

  1. Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen
  2. Dhammakaya Movement
  3. Wat Phra Dhammakaya
  4. Luang Pu Sodh Candasaro

Thank you.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 19:59, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

I have upgraded them to C. B should be done by someone more familiar with the subject. Agathoclea (talk) 07:17, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. I have now also nominated them for good articles.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 21:25, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

Children of Mongkut[edit]

All, I have over time in new page patrol come across articles about minor members of the royal household, often with not more information than "was son/daughter of <father> and <mother> and brother/sister of <xyz>". Often unreferenced and without indication of individual notability of that person. Especially with children of Mongkut (82 I believe) that would run up quite a large number of stub-type articles. I was wondering what the thoughts of this group are with regards to merging them into a tabular format, such as "Children of Mongkut" and only create individual articles for major member of the household that have become notable as part of social life or government by direct exposure with Mongkut and Chulalongkorn. Obviously similarly applies to other families, not just Rama IV and V. I have sometimes tried to improve articles, sometimes suggested deletion. I have seen other patrollers inconsistent with the interpretation of notability as well, so I think some consensus would be good. Jake Brockman (talk) 16:34, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

As royalty, the subjects would most likely have had enough in-depth coverage to satisfy the GNG, even if mostly in Thai and offline. However, there's really nothing much to say about many of them, so I agree that merging to a list article would be appropriate. This can be considered an editorial decision based on content and not notability. However, the editor(s) involved in these articles appears to be non-talking, so I'm not sure how they'll respond to such a proposal. --Paul_012 (talk) 18:01, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
Thx, I realised as much, having tried to reach out to some editors before. I see th wiki has a list (which I think is good) and then some articles for individuals, but I don't see a pattern, why there may be some and not in other cases. Possibly just WIP... Jake Brockman (talk) 08:14, 8 April 2017 (UTC)

Upcoming "420 collaboration"[edit]

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You are invited to participate in the upcoming

"420 collaboration",

which is being held from Saturday, April 15 to Sunday, April 30, and especially on April 20, 2017!

The purpose of the collaboration, which is being organized by WikiProject Cannabis, is to create and improve cannabis-related content at Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in a variety of fields, including: culture, health, hemp, history, medicine, politics, and religion.


WikiProject Thailand participants may be particularly interested in the following: Cannabis in Thailand.


For more information about this campaign, and to learn how you can help improve Wikipedia, please visit the "420 collaboration" page.

---Another Believer (Talk) 14:32, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Phra Bisal Sukhumvit[edit]

I got curious as to why Sukhumvit Road was so-named, after some research have started an article about Phra Bisal Sukhumvit. It's a stub so far, so help is welcome! Matthewmayer (talk) 15:09, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Nice article. That is a very interesting period of Thailand. Please expand the article. If you can read Thai, you might also want to try the Matichon free online newspaper archive, at [1].
I have been so bold as to make some minor edits. Good luck with it! --Farang Rak Tham (talk) 22:59, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
Matthewmayer, I noticed you used an online newspaper clipping service. Can you tell me a bit more about that? I would be interested.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 21:43, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Popular pages report[edit]

We – Community Tech – are happy to announce that the Popular pages bot is back up-and-running (after a one year hiatus)! You're receiving this message because your WikiProject or task force is signed up to receive the popular pages report. Every month, Community Tech bot will post at Wikipedia:WikiProject Thailand/Popular pages with a list of the most-viewed pages over the previous month that are within the scope of WikiProject Thailand.

We've made some enhancements to the original report. Here's what's new:

  • The pageview data includes both desktop and mobile data.
  • The report will include a link to the pageviews tool for each article, to dig deeper into any surprises or anomalies.
  • The report will include the total pageviews for the entire project (including redirects).

We're grateful to Mr.Z-man for his original Mr.Z-bot, and we wish his bot a happy robot retirement. Just as before, we hope the popular pages reports will aid you in understanding the reach of WikiProject Thailand, and what articles may be deserving of more attention. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at m:User talk:Community Tech bot.

Warm regards, the Community Tech Team 17:16, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Rat-on-a-stick[edit]

Please, if someone reading this lives where this is sold, please take a photo for the article Rat-on-a-stick. Thanks, and bon appétit! Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:49, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

I live right here and will take a photo in our local market in the next few days. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 04:15, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Wat Hong[edit]

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The article Wat Hong has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Orphaned and completely unverifiable with no sources, "Wat Hong" is a common place name according to a google maps search so this could refer to a number of different places. So there is no proof that this specific place which is described exists

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. BSOleader (talk) 12:27, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Requesting assessment Global Buddhist Network[edit]

This article has just been peer reviewed, and has been improved upon significantly. I was hoping someone could reassess its quality. The article is quite short, so it shouldn't take much of your time. Thanks.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 21:44, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the assessment, Paul_012.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 22:58, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Recognized content section is no longer updated[edit]

The recognized content section is no longer updated by the bot. Please fix this.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 13:34, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

The bot appears to have been running normally; the Luang Pu Sodh Candasaro article wasn't added under the GA heading because the ArticleHistory template on its talk page didn't include the currentstatus parameter. I've added it. --Paul_012 (talk) 19:40, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
Ah, my fault. Thanks, Paul_012!--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 20:57, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

Clarifying project scope[edit]

Hi. I'd like to modify the project scope so that it clarifies that most articles under the Category:Films shot in Thailand are not automatically covered by WikiProject Thailand by default, unless there is significant coverage of the filming that is relevant to Thailand itself (such as with The Deer Hunter). This is so that articles like American Assassin are excluded, since they're barely of any interest to the project. If no one opposes, I'll remove the project tags from such articles sometime later.

Similarly, I think articles under Category:Thailand in fiction (including Category:Films set in Thailand) where the Thai location bears little real-world significance should also be excluded. This is a bit trickier, but it should be safe to say that neither The Bourne Legacy (film) nor Battlefield 4 are of interest to project. --Paul_012 (talk) 08:24, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

Agreed. And glad you are still taking care of this WikiProject, Paul 012.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 16:05, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

help with LGBT history in Thailand article[edit]

hello so I found 'LGBT history in Thailand' awhile ago and been doing research to edit and add to the article but I found out that the article is not there anymore, when I clicked on the link it just redirect to the 'LGBT right in Thailand' article instead. I think the information I've gather is quiet interesting and worth to have its own article. I don't know much about how wikipedia works but I would appreciate if anyone can tell me/help getting 'LGBT history in Thailand' article back.Punpunns (talk) 04:11, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Punpunns, the article was changed into a redirect pointing to LGBT rights in Thailand because it didn't contain any content. If you're using a desktop browser to edit Wikipedia, you can get to the redirected page by clicking the (Redirected from LGBT history in Thailand) link at the top of the page. (Or just follow this link.) You'll find more information at Wikipedia:Redirect. If you want to develop it into a stand-alone article, feel free to click edit and replace the redirect code with your article content. Since you'll practically be creating the article from scratch, you might want to take a look at Wikipedia:Your first article for some advice on doing so. --Paul_012 (talk) 14:08, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

MOS page about articles Buddhism[edit]

Dear fellow Wikipedians, In response to repeated discussions about policies and whether they hold for articles on Buddhism, I have drafted a policy proposal to include into the Manual of Style for Wikipedia articles about Buddhism. The proposal does not actually include much new policy, but rather attempts to apply policy to articles on Buddhism in an understandable way, similar to MOS:ISLAM. Content is based on discussions held on Buddhist articles, as listed on the talk page. Comments are welcome.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 08:31, 10 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 http://69.142.160.183/~dispenser/cgi-bin/topic_points.py?banner=WikiProject_Thailand

Please take a few minutes to help make these more useful to our readers.— Rod talk 19:04, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Dearth of coverage of Thai units in Vietnam War?[edit]

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Queen's Cobras M79 grenadier in Phuoc Tho in 1967

For year now I've had "Queen's Cobras" on my list of redlinks to create stubs for, so today I made stubs for the Royal Thai Volunteer Regiment (Queen's Cobras) that arrived in Vietnam in 1967, and the Royal Thai Army Expeditionary Division (Black Panthers) who replaced them and remained until 1971. I'd invite anyone to help expand these stubs, and to help expand coverage of Thailand's role. I have also created the draft Draft:Thailand in the Vietnam War, by analog to New Zealand in the Vietnam War and South Korea in the Vietnam War and welcome any expansion help there.

Please see Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Military_history#Dearth_of_coverage_of_Thai_units_in_Vietnam_War? for ongoing discussion of the topic and developing draft. Thanks! MatthewVanitas (talk) 14:44, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

I've left a few comments on the article talk page. --Paul_012 (talk) 16:08, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

sorting question, written Thai mixed in with UNICODE roman letters[edit]

I know exactly nothing about written Thai (Sanskrit?)... but have a sorting question. In Wat Phra Dhammakaya the reference to "สองศิษย์เอกธัมมชโยโต้ขอกล่าวหาวัดพระธรรมกาย" appears between Mackenzie, Rory (2007) and McCargo, Duncan (1999). What is the logic behind placing it there? Is that the correct placement? Tks in advance Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 13:21, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

It's published by Matichon, which falls alphabetically between the two mentioned names.−Woodstone (talk) 13:56, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
does it not have an author? I don't think it's reasonable to switch between "sorted by author" and "sorted by pubisher", tho "sorted by author" and "sorted by title" is common... Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 14:13, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
It looks like the sorting uses the publisher's name if the author is unknown. Not an unreasonable procedure. Not really switching between ways of sorting. In the same list there is also and article by "dhammakaya foundation" in the same pattern.−Woodstone (talk) 17:12, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
I just checked it again, and the Matichon article has been written by an anonymous journalist. In Thai newspapers, it is not uncommon for journalists to write in anonymity due to the strict censure laws and fear of political revenge. Let me know if the sources need to be listed in another way. The article in question has now been sorted by its publisher's name, the newspaper Matichon, but due to the template, the title has been moved forward to the front of the line.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 20:05, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
Oh, my goal for coming here wasn't to suggest that something should or shouldn't be changed, though that's a reasonable question. My goal was to figure out how I should be approaching this question, and what approach the article uses. Thank you Woodstone & Farang Rak Tham for your replies/information. Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 20:42, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

Bot work on sorting of biographies[edit]

Hi. This is a heads-up that I've requested bot assistance for correcting and maintaining sort keys for Thai biographical articles. This will bring articles in line with the guidance at WP:NAMESORT and WP:MOSTHAI. The specific discussions are at Wikipedia:Bot requests#Mass editing {{DEFAULTSORT}} values and Wikipedia:Bot requests#Fixing sort keys for biographies of Thai people. --Paul_012 (talk) 10:51, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

Request for input on biographical article sorting[edit]

As a follow-up to the above issue, it's been questioned whether the current guidelines, which instructs editors to override the default surname sorting for biographical articles about Thai people articles in Thai people categories, should be modified. Your input would be appreciated at Wikipedia talk:Categorization of people#Moving forward. --Paul_012 (talk) 15:09, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Request for help with Big Bike Tours[edit]

I found this page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bike_Tours and see it needs some improving. I believe the problem is most of the material written about them is in Thai. So if anyone could add some extra references from Thai sources that would be greatly appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TreeDancer3 (talkcontribs) 09:07, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

The English-language sources are few, but Thai-language ones are virtually nonexistent (save for directory listings). This appears to be an operation solely catering to foreigners. --Paul_012 (talk) 13:31, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

New article 2017–18 Thai temple fraud investigations[edit]

If anyone has been following the news in Thailand, this new article might be interesting for you. Comments are welcome.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 11:54, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

Could anyone assess the article? It is still unassessed. Thank you.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 12:36, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.

Background[edit]

On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

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If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:58, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Coordinates need fixing[edit]

An IP put in coordinates and changed them in Tham Luang cave rescue article. Could someone who knows the correct coordinates fix it?(Mobile mundo (talk) 18:55, 5 July 2018 (UTC)) Mobile mundo (talk) 18:55, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

RfC on election/referendum naming format[edit]

An RfC on moving the year from the end to the start of article titles (e.g. South African general election, 2019 to 2019 South African general election) has been reopened for further comment, including on whether a bot could be used move the articles if it closed in favour of the change: Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (government and legislation)#Proposed change to election/referendum naming format. Cheers, Number 57 15:41, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Request for input at Thai royal funeral[edit]

Hi. There's discussion on whether the Thai royal prefixes phra and phra boromma should be used in article text, and how to spell merumat/merumas, at Talk:Thai royal funeral#Spelling and treatment of Thai royal terms. Further input is appreciated. Thanks. --Paul_012 (talk) 14:17, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Suggest deprecating needs-infobox parameter in project template[edit]

Hi. I'd like to suggest that we deprecate the use of the needs-infobox parameter in Template:WikiProject Thailand. Since the project covers a wide range of subjects which aren't served by a single infobox, having Category:Thailand articles needing infoboxes doesn't really facilitate editing. Articles can be tagged via other more projects where the parameter is more relevant. If there are no objections, I'll make an edit request on the template and tag the category for deletion. (Note: I made the additions back in 2012.) --Paul_012 (talk) 07:41, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Go for it.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 08:12, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Thai name question[edit]

Hi, I'm not familiar with naming in Thailand. There a current discussion at Talk: Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha about whether he should be referred to by his first or last name. The Manual of Style seems to suggest that often Thai people are referred to by first name, but we're unsure if this is applicable to him. Please feel free to join the discussion there. Joseph2302 (talk) 07:46, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Pronunciation of redundant parts of foreign names[edit]

I've made a project-relevant query at the MOS talk page, at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#Pronunciation of redundant parts of foreign names. --Paul_012 (talk) 02:38, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

WP 1.0 Bot Beta[edit]

Hello! Your WikiProject has been selected to participate in the WP 1.0 Bot rewrite beta. This means that, starting in the next few days or weeks, your assessment tables will be updated using code in the new bot, codenamed Lucky. You can read more about this change on the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial team page. Thanks! audiodude (talk) 06:48, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

A new newsletter directory is out![edit]

A new Newsletter directory has been created to replace the old, out-of-date one. If your WikiProject and its taskforces have newsletters (even inactive ones), or if you know of a missing newsletter (including from sister projects like WikiSpecies), please include it in the directory! The template can be a bit tricky, so if you need help, just post the newsletter on the template's talk page and someone will add it for you.

– Sent on behalf of Headbomb. 03:11, 11 April 2019 (UTC)