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Help copy editing and reviewing content of my article please![edit]

Hi everyone, my name is Amy and I'm writing my first ever Wikipedia article. It is classed as a stub in this WikiProject, and I believe I've expanded it well beyond that level. I would really appreciate some help with copy-editing but would love as well if you could just take a minute to read it as I've put a lot of effort in! I'm trying to bring the article beyond the stub category to a A, B, or C grade page. The page is about an extremist political group, the National Association for the Advancement of White People . Thanks for your help guys! Tofta22 (talk)

California College Republicans[edit]

has been recreated by a new editor; experienced editors might want to check their work. I see some unsourced BLP claims, and some unsourced non-notable namedrops. 2005 AFD on it was kinda leaning WP:NOPAGE though most of the discussion focused on how poorly the article was written; I leave it to regular America editors to decide whether it still applies since a lot has happened in American politics since then. Regards! Usedtobecool ☎️ 04:29, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Death of Gabby Petito#Requested move 21 September 2021[edit]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Death of Gabby Petito#Requested move 21 September 2021 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. SK2242 (talk) 21:43, 21 September 2021 (UTC)

Odwalla FAR[edit]

I have nominated Odwalla 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. Z1720 (talk) 20:37, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

RfC discussion at Talk:Second Cold War (September 2021)[edit]

I started an RfC discussion: Talk:Second Cold War#RfC: Use a map, an image, or neither? --George Ho (talk) 18:24, 25 September 2021 (UTC)

Request for comment: Consistent article titles re: ethnic groups in the United States[edit]

Should we seek to make the titles of entries about ethnic groups in the United States more consistent? ---Another Believer (Talk) 17:27, 1 October 2021 (UTC)

If you poke around Category:Ethnic groups in the United States, or more specifically Category:Ethnic groups in the United States by city and Category:Ethnic groups in the United States by state, you'll notice inconsistency with how articles are titled. For instance, in Oregon there's Hispanics and Latinos in Portland, Oregon, History of Chinese Americans in Portland, Oregon, and History of the Japanese in Portland, Oregon.

Category:Chinese-American history shows some consistency across city entries using "History of Chinese Americans in XXX". Category:Korean-American culture by city is fairly inconsistent: there are entries using "History of Koreans in XXX", "History of Korean Americans in XXX", "History of the Korean Americans in XXX", and "Koreans in XXX". The categories Japanese-American culture by city and Hispanic and Latino American history are inconsistent.

Here's my question: Should we seek to make the titles of entries about ethnic groups in the United States more consistent?

If so, there seem to be several options:

  1. Use "History of XXX in YYY" (example: History of Chinese Americans in Portland, Oregon)
  2. Use "History of the XXX in YYY" (example: History of the Japanese in Portland, Oregon)
  3. Use "XXX in YYY" (example: Hispanics and Latinos in Portland, Oregon; Koreans in New York City)
  4. Use "XXX culture in XXX" (example: Hispanic and Latino culture in Portland, Oregon)

I'm thinking we should decide if the words "history" or "culture" are helpful in the titles of such articles, or if simply mentioning the ethnic group and geography are all that's necessary. If we can come to a consensus, many page moves will be required to make entries consistent, but then we'd have a solid standard moving forward. I invite all to weigh in, discuss pros and cons, and select a preferred format (if applicable).

Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 17:27, 1 October 2021 (UTC)

I prefer "X in Y" because it's the simplest and broadest. History is not necessarily culture and vice versa, and "History of" articles are not limited to that, also including the current demographics and culture as well. The other inconsistency though is whether "Americans" is included, e.g. History of Korean Americans in Boston vs History of Koreans in Baltimore – I would include that. Reywas92Talk 19:11, 1 October 2021 (UTC)
@Another Believer: what is your brief and neutral statement? At over 2,300 bytes, the statement above (from the ((rfc)) tag to the next timestamp) is far too long for Legobot (talk · contribs) to handle, and so it is not being shown correctly at Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Society, sports, and culture. The RfC may also not be publicised through WP:FRS until a shorter statement is provided. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:15, 1 October 2021 (UTC)
@Redrose64: See brief and neutral statement in bold. ---Another Believer (Talk) 23:00, 1 October 2021 (UTC)
Then it needs to be first, with its own timestamp, otherwise Legobot cannot pick it out from the rest of the text. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 06:45, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
I agree with "X in Y" (3) due to its simplicity and broader definition. As Reywas92 mentioned, I think the inclusion of "Americans" should be decided upon, but I don't have an opinion on that part. Bsoyka (talk · contribs) 04:28, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose A and B, support C in consistency with most other Wikipedia pages (Americans in the Philippines, Americans in the United Kingdom, Americans in Pakistan, Americans in India, etc. etc.). Using "history" seems to assume that such an ethnic group no longer exists or has been assimilated, that the for example French ethnicity of a French person who migrated to the USA 1 week ago is "part of history", even when that person might still identify as a French and not as a French American or American of French origin. "Culture" is unorthodox and has a less broad scope. Super Ψ Dro 08:57, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Fried chicken which may be of interest to you. Please consider posting a comment there. Thank you.--John Cline (talk) 21:26, 5 October 2021 (UTC)

FAR notice[edit]

I have nominated The Greencards 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. Hog Farm Talk 03:36, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:The Conversation#Requested move 30 September 2021[edit]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:The Conversation#Requested move 30 September 2021 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Vpab15 (talk) 18:47, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

Obama FAR[edit]

I have nominated Barack Obama 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. Therapyisgood (talk) 01:06, 20 October 2021 (UTC)

Why does the United States control what is happening in the Western Pacific?[edit]

While we appreciate what the USA is doing to keep the world safe from power-mad would-be world dictators, does it extend to blocking normal content and editing of pages that cover what is happening in the Western Pacific Naval Symposium.

It rightly offends my pedantry when I'm unable to add a [sic] to the quoted statement:

The Western Pacific Naval Symposium are a series of biennial meetings of the Pacific nations to discuss naval matters held on even numbered years. A WPNS workshop is held on odd numbered years in between the symposiums.[1]

When clearly, the Western Pacific Naval Symposium [is] a series...

Wikipedia's strength is having people who sweat the small stuff. How can I live with myself, knowing that I let this pass? (rhetorical question)! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rob Napier (talkcontribs) 07:50, 24 October 2021 (UTC)

@Rob Napier: this is just a WikiProject and is limited in scope in what it can offer solution-wise. You would be better to post this to the Administrators Noticeboard (Incidents). It is the more appropriate venue, has a wider audience, and you are more likely to get a definitive response, if not an immediate resolution, from either the community (via consensus) or from any of the several administrators in attendance. Good luck - wolf 09:23, 24 October 2021 (UTC)

Request for contribution[edit]

Hello. I am requesting contributions at an RM here. I didn't know what other moderately-active WikiProject applied so I came here. Thank you! Paul Vaurie (talk) 00:57, 26 October 2021 (UTC)

Replacing 2010 population with 2020 population data[edit]

((infobox settlement)) has a "|population_as_of" parameter, which means it's easy to tell which locations are in the United States and still use 2010 data. Could a maintenance category be added that keeps track of which locations haven't been updated? I'm not good with coding templates myself. HotdogPi 15:04, 26 October 2021 (UTC)

FAR[edit]

I have nominated Armament of the Iowa-class battleship 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. TomStar81 (Talk) 12:16, 3 November 2021 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Religious symbolism in U.S. sports team names and mascots#Requested move 16 October 2021[edit]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Religious symbolism in U.S. sports team names and mascots#Requested move 16 October 2021 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. VR talk 02:55, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

FAR for Yosemite[edit]

I have nominated Yosemite National Park 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. Hog Farm Talk 07:32, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

FAR for Bradley Joseph[edit]

I have nominated Bradley Joseph 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. Z1720 (talk) 21:43, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

"US border battle" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

A discussion is taking place to address the redirect US border battle. The discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2021 November 14#US border battle until a consensus is reached, and readers of this page are welcome to contribute to the discussion. 64.229.90.53 (talk) 22:53, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

Bearskin Neck[edit]

If it is possible for help and suggestions for my page Bearskin Neck it would be much appreciated. I am writing my first Wiki article and appreciate any help and guidance! ```` — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dannyryan33 (talkcontribs) 20:14, 16 November 2021 (UTC)