Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Northamptonshire
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I've improved the banner to use all the appropriate rating scales, which categorise the articles by class and importance. See Category:WikiProject Northamptonshire. Jeni (talk) 13:33, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
All this in a few hours
With towns I not sure were to place in the imporance scale, I've done Northampton as high but not sure were Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby, Rushden, Higham Ferres should go.Likelife (talk) 15:45, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
- I would suggest tagging the bigger ones as high, and the smaller ones as mid. Jeni (talk) 15:57, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
I think it would be a good idea for a couple of editors to take a special look at the Kettering page, in particular the two most recent pages of the edit history and check out any conversations on the major contributor's(s') talk page(s). It's just possible some help from the Project members may be needed. Also some random checks at the sources might be another good idea just to ascertain that they are accurate (but not too accurately reused), and that the article content is fine by guidelines on encyclopedic prose style, and MoS.--Kudpung (talk) 17:35, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
- I've never seen so much history on one page, Kettering is a hard one if you look at how other towns are, like Wellingborough or Northampton it's quite diffrent, not saying to they could not be improved but I think we need a standard on all town pages so they read clear and not to confusing. One other thing about the Kettering page is when I read it I get a bit board from how much is written, not saying its not go to have alot of information but Kettering page is missing something. Likelife (talk) 11:07, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
classing railway stations
Now I quite like how some Wellingborough railway station is written (I do edit it a lot) but im not sure what class it should be in, this counts for all stations in the county which are still active.Likelife (talk) 10:59, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
Just a heads up to say not to bother adding infobox needed to village articles, I will be working through them over the next couple of weeks adding infoboxes/cords/images as I did in Worcestershire. :) Jeni (talk) 12:43, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
- I added an infobox to Rushton but I can't seem to find a lot of the information. What do you generally use as a source for adding information to infoboxes? With smaller villages such as Rushton that aren't generally tourist villages, I don't seem to be able to find much. ReformatMe (talk) 10:15, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
- What villages do need are External Links links to their official Civil parish website (usually a page on the District Council web site), a link to their own independent Civil Parish site (if they have one), a link to the Church parish website (if there is one), and a link to the home page of the official District Council website. These links are not refs so they don't need a 'retrieved date', but they should display as text, not as bare URLs. These websites will also often provide additional usefull background information that can be used to expand articles (if correctly cited). Links to locall football clubs, pubs, and chips shops, and list of names of all the local politicians and parish councillors, etc, are not required, and if you come across any you can happily rm them. You can also delete the names of pubs and shops in the articles if they are not notable (eg: not listed buildings etc). Many editors often contribute info in good faith that is best left on the notice board on the village green.--Kudpung (talk) 04:07, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
An IRC channel may be useful for coordinating the project; however I am hesitant to start a channel and go to the effort of keeping it running if it would not be used. What do you all think? ReformatMe (talk) 15:01, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
'Delapre' or 'Delapré'? AmosWolfe (talk) yesterday moved, I think, Delapre Abbey to Delapré Abbey, and updated a number of wikilinks accordingly. Just thought I'd solicit opinions here - for my money the change oughtn't to have been made because 'Delapré' looks at best to be an anachronism. As I wrote on User:AmosWolfe's talk page, the council doesn't accent the 'e', Ordnance Survey doesn't accent the 'e', and Friends of Delapre Abbey seems to do it only in one image. Matthew (talk) 13:07, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
Edgecote or Edgcote?
Anybody have a view on whether Edgecote should be renamed Edgcote? Ordnance Survey and the parish council reckon it's spelled without the 'e'. If that's right, what's the correct way to change the name of the article? Thanks! Bogbumper (talk) 17:00, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
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- Yes, thanks I've seen it. I just completely forgot it was on the WikiProject. Likelife (talk) 18:12, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
The Billing Pong
In the article on Billing, the pong is attributed to the recycling centre (i.e. the tip).
WikiWomen's History Month
Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Northamptonshire will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Northamptonshire's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 22:03, 1 February 2012 (UTC)