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Discussion at Talk:Chick-fil-A same-sex marriage controversy#Requested move 22 November 2019

 You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Chick-fil-A same-sex marriage controversy#Requested move 22 November 2019. - MrX 🖋 21:57, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

Draft:Mike Hatton

Hi, can this group review Draft:Mike Hatton? Thank You all. Powertolife (talk) 10:40, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

Content dispute at Skowhegan, Maine

The input of editors regarding a content dispute at Skowhegan, Maine would be appreciated. Please see Talk:Skowhegan, Maine#Mascot issue. Thank you. Magnolia677 (talk) 00:08, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

Requested move

Greetings! I have recently relisted a requested move discussion at United States Navy good conduct variation, regarding a page relating to this WikiProject. Discussion and opinions are invited. Thanks, Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:18, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

Assistant Secretary for International Affairs -- poor, vague article

The article Assistant Secretary for International Affairs needs significant improvement. The article title doesn't list which agency this position is a member of, the introduction says it's a DHS position, and the body mentions Theodore J. Garrish, who is the Energy Department's assistant secretary for international affairs (a separate position, and he never served in the DHS).

Also, there are multiple "assistant secretaries for international affairs" throughout the federal government, not just the DHS or DoE. In short, this article is a mess and needs improvement -- is might need to become a disambiguation page or be moved. --1990'sguy (talk) 00:05, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

New bot to remove completed infobox requests

Hello! I have recently created a bot to remove completed infobox requests and am sending this message to WikiProject United States since the project currently has a backlogged infobox request category. Details about the task can be found at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/PearBOT 2, but in short it removes all infobox requests from articles with an infobox, once a week. To sign up, reply with {{ping|Trialpears}} and tell me if any special considerations are required for the Wikiproject. For example: if only a specific infobox should be detected, such as {{infobox journal}} for WikiProject Academic Journals; or if an irregularly named infobox such as {{starbox begin}} should be detected. Feel free to ask if you have any questions!

Sent on behalf of Trialpears (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:34, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

Template:Periods in US history

Are we still in the Reagan era? This table gives the time period for the Reagan era as "1981–??", implying that we do not know when the Reagan era ends because we are still in it.

If we take what this template says literally, we are continuing to live in the same circumstances of the 1980s, even though we are almost in 2020 now. Reagan was president of the United States during that decade, but we can almost universally agree that American society has definitely moved on from then. There are certain things that Reagan and his administration would not have known about, such as the ongoing War on Terror, the financial crisis of 2007–08, the Internet, and many other examples that you might know of, too many to list here. The Reagan era has long ended, and this table should be updated to reflect this. ωικιωαrrιorᑫᑫ1ᑫ 17:37, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Wikiproject Report

Hello all! I am writing the next installment of the Signpost Wikiproject Report,and was wondering if 4-5 of you wanted to volunteer to answer some questions. If so, please respond and ping me here, and we can get connected. Thanks! Puddleglum 2.0 16:01, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

Article issues

There are comments at Talk:National Hockey League#Article issues for anyone interested. Otr500 (talk) 13:55, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

Locations

Is New York City located in southeast New York? -- GoodDay (talk) 20:51, 8 January 2020 (UTC)

National Association of Scholars - Your thoughts requested on Talk page

I created a section on Talk:National Association of Scholars titled, NPOV January 2020. Would you share your thoughts on the article there? (Or edit the article to improve it.) ¶ I read a Commentary in the Wall Street Journal Opinion section today that included this sentence: "Wikipedia describes us as a 'conservative' organization." That mention prompted me to look at the article. I did not know about the National Association of Scholars before today. I reviewed other Wikipedia articles about nonprofit (or trade union) educational organizations and none of them used an adjective denoting a political ideology in the article's short description or in the lede (introductory paragraph). Calling the National Association of Scholars a "conservative" organization struck me as neither consistent nor neutral. What do you think? Thanks!   - Mark D Worthen PsyD (talk) (I am a man. The traditional male pronouns are fine.) 10:02, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Cite: Peter W. Wood, "‘Cancel Culture’ Comes to Science", Wall Street Journal (January 13, 2020): A17.   - Mark D Worthen PsyD (talk) (I am a man. The traditional male pronouns are fine.) 10:47, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

How to phrase text about LeBron James being considered the greatest basketball player of all time?

Opinions are needed on the following matter: Talk:LeBron James#Removing Michael Jordan from Lebron's introduction - phrasing of sentence for GOAT. A permalink for it is here. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 22:09, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

A second wave mass AfD nominations on Arizona towns

Chairing Cross, Arizona, Arizona First multiple town nomination for deletion. Was a Speedy Keep, nomination withdrawn. I don't know why they didn't include them all. What they have done is repackaged their effort: 'Old wine in new bottles.' No longer being sold by the case.
Reminds me of Massive Attack, one of my favorite bands. But I digress.

− − A couple of these are not presently AFDs, but they all need to be improved.


Coal Mine Mesa, Arizona (Second nomination)

Coconino, Arizona (Second nomination)

Corva, Arizona (Second nomination)

Cosnino, Arizona (Second nomination)

Coyote Basin Ranch, Arizona (Second nomination)

Cucamonga Junction, Arizona (Second nomination)

Darling, Arizona (Second nomination)

Daze, Arizona (Second nomination)

Durfee Crossing, Arizona (Second nomination)

Echinique Place, Arizona (Second nomination)

− − A couple of those articles are not up for a second nomination. They appear in red.

− I know that Darling, Arizona has lots more sources. I have not done homework on the rest of the articles. All the AFD discussions started with a startling omission, and only peripherally mentioned (buried) the prior AFDs. 7&6=thirteen () 16:21, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

This is not canvassing. Indeed, I have no idea who will read it or how they will react (if at all). Simple notice. Simple recitation of the facts. What are you hiding? And why? 7&6=thirteen () 22:17, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
It might help if each of those articles were tagged with a Stub template. Category:Geography stubs Wikipedia allows stubs. Also, this is not canvassing by any stretch of the imagination. Projects generally list AFD, CFD and other problem issues for articles related to their subject. I.e. WikiProject Women in Red. Articles get rescued all the time. — Maile (talk) 01:07, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Request to re-class article

I'm currently nominating Bonanza City, New Mexico for good article; the article is currently classed as a stub, which is technically speaking grounds for an insta-failure. I know it's unlikely the article will actually be insta-failed, but I don't want to take the chance of having to wait for months only to need to relist it again. Could someone please bump this up to start-class to eliminate this possibility? Spirit of Eagle (talk) 02:47, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

 Done — Maile (talk) 02:49, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

WikiProject Report

Hello all! I am the writer for the WikiProject Report section of the Signpost , and was wondering if any editors here would like to answer a couple questions for the March issue. If your interested, please ping me here and we can get connected! Thanks, Puddleglum 2.0 04:03, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

@Puddleglum2.0: Sure, I am interested. Please sign me up! ωικιωαrrιorᑫᑫ1ᑫ 14:36, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks WikiWarrior9919! Can you wait a couple days while I set up the questions? I ask so early because other Projects didn't reply for like a month. I'll give you the links on your talk page soon, thank you so much for signing up! Puddleglum 2.0 23:44, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
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