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Positions on Jerusalem

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

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.

GAR Notification

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)

Intermarriage in the United States in the Early Twentieth Century - duplication?

I'd be obliged if project members could have a look at Intermarriage in the United States in the Early Twentieth Century with an eye on whether this is a duplication of material already covered somewhere else. I have a feeling it would be, as this is pretty basic US sociology material, but I don't have an overview. If so, it should probably be merged. Also notified the Sociology wikiproject. Cheers --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 17:52, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

Requested move in progress to change Lunar Roving Vehicle to lunar roving vehicle

A requested move to lower-case the name of the astronaut driven vehicle used for Moon exploration is at the link above. Randy Kryn (talk) 03:38, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

District of Columbia (until 1871)

Project members may be interested in the discussion about whether or not the District of Columbia (until 1871) article should exist at Talk:District of Columbia (until 1871). Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 22:20, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Federal election charts in State articles

Example of format problems causes by charts

I recently noticed that the State articles have had multiple Federal elections charts added to them. I am not sure the State articles should feature these Federal charts and believe most should be moved to the main articles on elections per state. These charts are causing a few format problems ( like text sandwiched). I believe if any chart should be in State articles - despite that WP:PROSE is preferred - it should be a chart related to state level elections at best. I propose moving charts like at Massachusetts#Politics to Politics of Massachusetts. What do others think about this? --Moxy (talk) 16:08, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

  • I agree with these points. Carlstak (talk) 16:17, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
  • I agree too. I tried to trim the lists at Massachusetts about a month ago and was reverted; another editor raised similar concerns at Talk:Virginia. My main concern, besides the sandwich issues, is that we can show all this stuff at more specific articles per Summary style. Those election map/county chart things are often too specific as they focus on one election in one year, and the gov/pres election results can be shown using just the last few decades - we don't need to go back to the Korean War. Another option might be collapsible lists. AlexiusHoratius 22:17, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks for bringing this to the WikiProject, I'm the editor who raised concerns at Talk:Virginia. I fully second AlexiusHoratius in ranking my concerns with the charts first as being contrary to a summary style on these overview articles, and then for introducing formatting issues like sandwiching text. And I agree with Moxy that including the info in the prose is best. I think adding them to each state's page is a bit of main article fixation, where a user has spent time creating these graphics, and doesn't want to see them buried on subarticles, even if that's a more apropriate place. On Virginia#Politics, I tried to split the baby by trimming the gubenatorial and presidential charts to 1992, and using Template:Stack to get them to stay vertical above one another, but my first preference is to move these charts to either the Politics of (insert state) article, or perhaps Elections in (state).-- Patrick, oѺ 20:46, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Wouldn't it be possible just to make them collapsible/mw-collapsible in order to conserve space? Mélencron (talk) 21:42, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
This would be a good idea even if most think it's best to move.--Moxy (talk) 01:30, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Also agree that this is too much detail for state articles. Number 57 21:44, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Also agree that this is too much detail. Bondegezou (talk) 13:21, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
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