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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?

State legislators in town/city infoboxes[edit]

I propose that the name of the state legislator representing the city/town in question should be included in the infobox, next to where the city/town's mayor would be listed. Please share your thoughts on this.

Deontologie jurisdiction jelly mise end discord a because last haute instance? Momedzo75 (talk) 14:25, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

GAR Notification[edit]

Racial wage gap in the United States, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ethanpet113 (talkcontribs) 5:22, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Writing article on an act[edit]

I'm going to begin writing an article on the National Imagery and Mapping Agency Act of 1966. I would appreciate any tips, advice, or guidance. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bluebirds030492 (talkcontribs) 23:06, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

US Justices[edit]

Hello fellow editors. A number of articles in Template:Lists of US Justices are poorly sourced. I wanted to bring this up since it is connected to this WikiProject. THE NEW ImmortalWizard(chat) 18:14, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Why wasn't RfC Federal election charts in State articles advertised on target articles?[edit]

The RfC above Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_United_States#Federal_election_charts_in_State_articles wasn't even posted on Talk:Washington (state). I reverted it there and suggest reverting it else where. If you're going to make changes across so many articles, you need way more participation. Advertise it on the affected talk pages.

Also, it took me about 3 seconds to fix the sandwiching "problem". Seriously, guys. What is up here? --Dennis Bratland (talk) 20:20, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

I am still all sandwiched
Sandwich of text is not fixed in anyway. So what do you object to about the RfC that involved 9 people all agreeing on the main point and was advertised in many places? What did they get wrong? Do you think federal stats not in pros should be on state articles and that text sandwiching on many pages is not a problem? Personaly I think an RfC should have been made before spaming this all over not the other way around. Was added all over then reverted by many all over thus we had this talk to confirm why most editors reverted the new additions.--Moxy (talk) 22:44, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
What text is sandwiched? A sandwich is two pieces of bread with something in the middle. There’s nothing to the left of the text in that section. Even if there was, you don’t delete content wholesale. Nobody even tried to fix the formatting.

It wasn’t even a real RfC. A neutral question is one of the minimum requirements. And notifying affected parties. If you want to do this, you have to try again, and first do due diligence. Discuss the problem and attempt solutions. The MOS guidelines aren’t some inviolable policy that justifies such extreme action. —Dennis Bratland (talk) 23:26, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

  • Noting was deleted ...was moved as per the RfC that was advertised here at the parent project and the related noticeboards. The box's still sandwiches the text to the left fragmenting sentence structure for many people....even on my 60 inch TV. So now that that is clear what real objections are there? Do you want us to make another RFC see if another 100% of the people agree again? Do you believe the argument that these Federal related charts should be in state articles even after all in the small RfC would change? Thus far your reasoning for reverting the decision of a RFC doesn't hold much merit. ..as no content was lost and the accessibility problem re-implemented on this top-level article.--Moxy (talk) 23:50, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
here's a mobile phone view....that is even more sandwiched
  • MOS:SANDWICH says "a­void sand­wich­ing text be­tween two im­ages or charts that face each oth­er; or be­tween an im­age and in­fo­box, nav­i­ga­tion tem­plate, or sim­i­lar". It doesn't mention anything like this. You're complaining about two tables side by side. The apparent problem in the image you posted is an artifact of viewing the article in a large font in a narrow web browser window. Anything can be made to look bad with the a given set of defaults on a given display. On mine the text column looks fine, it's much wider than the two tables.

    And that's all fixable. Change the text size of the tables. Align them stacked. Consider keeping only one of the two tables. Arrange them horizontally across the bottom of the section. Options abound. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 02:47, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Yes yes you got it lets bold that last part or sim­i­lar ....So what about the main point of the RfC? All think they should be moved.....have an oppnion on that??--Moxy (talk) 11:23, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Related task force[edit]

I created a new task force for Wikipedia:WikiProject Numismatics focusing on American currency. The task force, Wikipedia:WikiProject Numismatics/American currency task force, is still starting up and does not have many members. If anyone is interested in helping, feel free to do so. - ZLEA T\C 15:25, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

RfC on disambiguation of TV articles[edit]

An RfC has been opened at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (television)#RFC: What disambiguation should shows from the United States and United Kingdom use?. Additional participation is welcomed. -- Netoholic @ 18:59, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

U.S. Census Bureau block maps taken down?[edit]

I'm trying to get a PDF map of Mission Bend, Texas CDP (as of 2010) but it seems the U.S. Census Bureau took down its old map sites and redirects to one that only has maps of incorporated places.

Maybe someone here knows the census site better than me, but is there another place to get PDF maps of census-designated places (as of the 2010 census)? WhisperToMe (talk) 02:56, 5 April 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)

Two database articles need your help[edit]

Hi--I'm hoping some of you can help with beefing up the articles for African Origins and Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. Thank you so much! Drmies (talk) 16:34, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Donald Trump for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Donald Trump is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Donald Trump until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 11:13, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Barack Obama for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Barack Obama is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Barack Obama until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 11:16, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Maine for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Maine is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Maine until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 16:22, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Reward board offer to get all U.S. Presidents to Featured[edit]

Hello,

I have recently introduced this offer to the reward board and thought that it would be of interest to this WikiProject. To sign up leave a message on my talk page here, or sign up at the Reward Board entry here. (Do NOT edit the page immediately below, which is a transclusion.) Thanks! – John M Wolfson (talkcontribs) 22:41, 13 May 2019 (UTC)


  • Offeror: John M Wolfson (talk)
  • Date offered: 21:04, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Request: All 44 articles on the U.S. Presidents, from Washington to Trump, should be improved and promoted to FA status. This is not a one-editor job. The FAC process takes about a month or two for each article, an editor can be the sole nominator for only one FAC at a time, this reward is only good for a year, and there are 21 non-FA presidential articles.

For reference, the Presidential articles that are not already featured and their current ratings (as given by the Vital Articles list) are:

  1. Good article George Washington
  2. B-Class article Thomas Jefferson
  3. C-Class article James Madison
  4. C-Class article James Monroe
  5. C-Class article John Quincy Adams
  6. C-Class article Martin Van Buren
  7. Good article Zachary Taylor
  8. C-Class article James Buchanan
  9. Good article Abraham Lincoln
  10. C-Class article Theodore Roosevelt
  11. B-Class article Woodrow Wilson
  12. B-Class article Herbert Hoover
  13. Good article Franklin D. Roosevelt
  14. C-Class article Dwight D. Eisenhower
  15. C-Class article John F. Kennedy
  16. B-Class article Lyndon B. Johnson
  17. C-Class article Jimmy Carter
  18. C-Class article George H. W. Bush
  19. Good article Bill Clinton
  20. Good article George W. Bush
  21. B-Class article Donald Trump

(None of these are currently FACs, for what it's worth.)

  • Reward: All editors who nominate or co-nominate a successful FAC will receive a WikiProject United States Barnstar of National Merit for each successful FAC, and at the time of expiry I will nominate the editor who has nominated or co-nominated the most successful FACs, or who has otherwise contributed the most to the success of this reward, for Editor of the Week. If all of the presidential articles get promoted to FA status I will create a special Hall of Fame subpage on my user page commemorating every single editor who nominated, co-nominated, or otherwise significantly contributed to a successful FAC in this area.
  • Limit on rewards: An editor must expressly sign up for this offer to receive a reward.
  • Expires: End of 30 April 2020, UTC. I realize this is slightly longer than the one-year maximum of expiration, I hope that won't be an issue.
  • Sign-up: You can sign up in this section or on my talk page here. If you feel like this offer would be of interest to a WikiProject feel free to tell the WikiProject and refer it to this particular page.


Nomination of Portal:Cold War for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Cold War is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Cold War until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 06:12, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Country music for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Country music is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Country music until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 18:01, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Music of the United States for review[edit]

I have nominated Music of the United States for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. RetiredDuke (talk) 21:14, 19 May 2019 (UTC)