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RfC on election/referendum naming format

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 15:46, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Requested move 29 October 2018

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: not moved -- Tavix (talk) 22:45, 6 November 2018 (UTC)


Wikipedia:WikiProject WashingtonWikipedia:WikiProject Washington (state) – DAB from Wikipedia:WikiProject District of Columbia and Wikipedia:WikiProject George Washington University, similar to how Wikipedia:WikiProject Georgia and Wikipedia:WikiProject New York (although that should probably also be a DAB). Many Wikiproject categories like Category:WikiProject Washington also should be disambiguated. Crouch, Swale (talk) 22:08, 29 October 2018 (UTC)--Relisting.Ammarpad (talk) 10:23, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

  • Oppose Unnecessary, the hatnote linking to the DC project works just fine, and no one is looking for GWU would use just Washington. Reywas92Talk 06:05, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - the project should be consistent with other state projects - Wikipedia:WikiProject New York (state) and Wikipedia:WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state); and should also be consistent with how Washington state is titled in Wikipedia - Washington (state) and Category:Washington (state). Support also the changing of the categories and the creation of the dab page. --Gonnym (talk) 09:58, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose. There is no other project named just Washington, so disambiguation is unnecessary. This would also trigger yet another debate on the naming of Washington-related article, which reveals systematic biases on Wikipedia and often result in unfavorable compromises. SounderBruce 16:22, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
    Systematic bias? I'd say that the Washington setup has had issues with being US centric as the capital is probably what "Washington" mostly refers to outside and its surprising that the DC project isn't at Wikipedia:WikiProject Washington, D.C.. Crouch, Swale (talk) 18:34, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose What problem is this solving? Evidence? --Dennis Bratland (talk) 17:24, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
    That we have 2 projects that deal with 2 different Washingtons, just like with Georgia and New York. Crouch, Swale (talk) 18:34, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Support. Minimizes confusion and is consistent. It's not fun to look at potentially mistaken tags. (I am not watching this page, so please ping me if you want my attention.) wumbolo ^^^ 21:57, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose. If the D.C. WikiProject were at Wikipedia:WikiProject Washington, D.C., I would understand, but it's not. In regards to Wikipedia:WikiProject George Washington University, there are tons of WikiProjects for universities that share names with states (e.g. Wikipedia:WikiProject University of Florida and Wikipedia:WikiProject Florida), and none of them have disambiguation pages. The consistent thing to do would be to keep it the way it is. –Surachit (talk) 03:33, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
    Maybe I should propose moving the capital's Wikiproject toWikipedia:WikiProject Washington, D.C., then this would be different, since there isn't even a separate article on the District of Columbia. Crouch, Swale (talk) 22:12, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose There is no other project that uses this name, and the city is most often talked about as Washington, District of Columbia.--Kevmin § 16:03, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose, I'm ole'-fashioned and think that the members of WikiProjects should be the editors to name their projects. Randy Kryn (talk) 13:04, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
    Yes generally but this is for disambiguation and by putting the name in brackets, we are reflecting that its still Washington. Crouch, Swale (talk) 13:08, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above. PrussianOwl (talk) 21:56, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

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First Ever Wiki Edit-a-Thon at Washington State Historical Society for Women's History Month

Hello Wikimedians! I was urged to create a post about this event by the Cascadia Wikimedians FB group. We at the Washington State Historical Society are currently developing statewide commemorative activities and events in honor of the upcoming national suffrage centennial in 2020. Our first event will be a Wiki Edit-a-Thon focused on improving pages related to Washington State suffrage and suffragist history and will be held here at the History Museum in Tacoma on Saturday, March 9th 2019.

The event will be hosted by myself and two Washington State suffrage historians and we are looking for at least two seasoned Wikimedians to help guide the event in case folks have questions about how Wikipedia editing works. (This is my first time editing!) If anyone would like to reach out to me directly, I am at elisa.law 'at' wshs.wa.gov - Thank you!

Suffrage100wa (talk) 22:55, 15 November 2018 (UTC)Suffrage100wa

@Bri, Peaceray, and SounderBruce: I'm pinging just to put this on other folks' radars. Do any Tacoma editors come to mind, or would some sort of meetup page and/or talk page blast be helpful for increasing awareness of this planned event on-wiki? ---Another Believer (Talk) 23:58, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
(Another Believer), @Suffrage100wa: I would be honored to help out with your edit-a-thon at the Washington State Historical Society for Women's History Month! I will email you / engage on Facebook over the next couple of days. I just got home tonight & wanted to connect with you immediately. Peaceray (talk) 05:32, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
@Peaceray: Great! Once details are confirmed, please share here or let me know if I can assist with creating a meetup page. Thanks for your willingness to help! ---Another Believer (Talk) 05:34, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for your willingness to help out at this event @Peaceray and @AnotherBeliever. Also, I wanted to thank everyone at the Cascadia Wikimedians meet up who offered helpful advice for how to run this event last Tuesday. @AnotherBeliever and @Peaceray, would you be able to email me at the address above so we can discuss logistics? I realize this may not be the Wikimedia way. I'm still learning!Suffrage100wa (talk) 19:38, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

@Peaceray and Suffrage100wa: I'm not sure I'll be able to help in person, but I can help with creating a meet up page if needed, and/or sending talk page notifications if that'd be helpful. ---Another Believer (Talk) 22:59, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
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