Wikipedia:WikiProject Iowa

WikiProject Iowa
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This WikiProject was formed to improve and create articles related to the U.S. state of Iowa with a spirit of cooperation. This page and its subpages contain suggestions on the formatting, layout, and improvement of such articles. Any questions you have can be asked at the talk page. To participate, simply add your name at the member section below.

Project collaboration edit

Iowa – This is our main article, and is in great need of improvement. Let's try to improve it to at least Good Article status, aiming for Featured Article status. A suggested model is the article on Minnesota, which has achieved Featured Article status.

Project divisions edit

  • Communities (talk) — Cities, towns, villages and boroughs
  • Physical geography (talk)— Regions, parks, climate, physical features
  • Transportation (talk)— Roads, trails, rail, ferries, and airplanes in and around Iowa
  • Culture (talk)— Music, art, icons, mass communication
  • People (talk) — Includes Iowa natives and those residents who have shaped Iowa
  • Government (talk) — Federal, state and local politics and politicians related to Iowa.
  • History (talk) — History of Iowa during and prior to statehood
  • Economy (Talk) — Major Iowa industries, employers, trends, and history relating to the economy of Iowa

Child task forces edit

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Also, some of these projects contain articles that do not pertain to the United States. Only those articles that pertain to the United States should be tagged with the WikiProject United States template even if it pertains to one of these projects.

Assessment edit

  • 2.1% List-Class
  • 54.2% Stub-Class
  • 34.6% Start-Class
  • 5.3% C-Class
  • 1.4% B-Class
  • 0.4% GA-Class
  • 0.1% FA-Class
  • 1.9% remaining

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Open tasks edit

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Members edit

Active members edit

To join WikiProject Iowa, edit this section and add the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest to the bottom of the following list of members. Members should also place member identification on their user page.

  1. Philosopher Let us reason together. (founder) - Keeping the project's recent changes link reasonably up-to-date. Also working on Iowa Politicians articles.
  2. McMillin24 contribstalk 21:26, 5 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Firsfron of Ronchester 22:54, 5 September 2006 (UTC) (lived all over Eastern Iowa)Reply[reply]
  4. Iowahwyman 22:57, 5 September 2006 (UTC) Currently in Des Moines; lived all of my 30 years in IowaReply[reply]
  5. Ben Brockert (42) 23:02, 5 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Lini – Have lived in Eastern Iowa for the past 20 years :)
  7. Ted 16:23, 6 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Josh 21:30, 6 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Brent Butler contribstalk 17:12, 7 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. master_sonLets talk - Founder of Iowa State Highway WP
  11. Allen Huffman 18:18, 5 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Iowacrusader 03:53, 26 November 2006 (UTC) - SE Iowa studentReply[reply]
  13. ObtuseAngle 04:20, 13 March 2007 (UTC) Not living in the state currently, but very much an Iowan. You can change where you are, but you can't change where you're from!Reply[reply]
  14. Psychless 20:35, 9 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. Sultec 16:51, 30 July 2007 (UTC) I've lived most of my life in Earling.Reply[reply]
  16. Captain panda 02:41, 8 September 2007 (UTC) I live in Sioux City and I edit Iowa articles sometimes.Reply[reply]
  17. Mookie89 22:16, 16 October 2007 (UTC) - Formerly of Burlington and University of Iowa alumniReply[reply]
  18. Ctjf83Talk
  19. Wikijsmak (talk) 03:41, 7 July 2008 (UTC) has completed an expansion of stubs of all Iowa Congressmen since statehood and has created pages for Iowa congressional districts 8 through 11, completing the setReply[reply]
  20. Bill Whittaker 11 July 2008. Iowa archaeology and history. I take small town photos as well.
  21. Kepper66 (talk) 21:44, 3 September 2008 (UTC) Born and raised in Iowa. I Love our history!Reply[reply]
  22. Fredddie 01:01, 13 October 2009 (UTC) In Des Moines by way of Clinton.Reply[reply]
  23. Frood! Ohai What did I break now? 00:21, 12 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  24. RifeIdeas Talk October 22 2010 From Hiawatha, Cities, politicians and history are my interests.
  25. J. Edgar Vekilnik, Jr. (talk) 13:58, 14 December 2010 (UTC) I'm a retiree living in Pocahontas County, Iowa. I'm mostly interested in getting rid of vandalism, but the Iowa pages sure could use some help!Reply[reply]
  26. cReep 30 December 2010. From Millville Township but grew up mostly in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I'm interested in the history of townships in Iowa, especially those in Clayton County, Iowa.
  27. aflafla1 Native of Lyon County keeping tabs on wind power in Iowa among other things.
  28. InFlamester20 (talk) 05:43, 17 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  29. ErikVKing Native of Davenport, IA and have made and am interested in adding more to the page Rockingham Township, Scott County, IA
  30. Farragutful 16:28, 6 February 2013 (UTC) Grew up in Davenport and lived in eastern Iowa most of my life.Reply[reply]
  31. MB298 MB298 (talk) 19:36, 26 November 2015 (UTC) While I am not from Iowa and have never visited the state, the Iowa Registers contain useful information and such and I am interested in improving Iowa political articles.Reply[reply]
  32. bojo1498 talk 23:27, 2 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  33. Dustin C. Oliver (talk) 06:00, 18 January 2016 (UTC) Originally from Alabama, currently live in Bettendorf and contribute by editing and providing pictures for articles related to historic properties and people of Scott County.Reply[reply]
  34. Fredsteve3 (talk) 20:05, 5 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  35. Eric-Wester (talk) 18:21, 15 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  36. Bardoleg (talk) 06:11, 26 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  37. Fondycardinals (talk) 02:43, 30 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  38. jfjagar (talk) 00:36, 15 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  39. CreativeCartel (talk) 09:29, 18 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  40. Dolotta (talk) 04:49, 31 August 2018 (UTC) -- I mostly look at keeping assessments up-to-date.Reply[reply]
  41. Kb03 (talk) 01:27, 23 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  42. Helloimahumanbeing (talk) 21:21, 11 February 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  43. THX1136 (talk) 01:25, 23 August 2019 (UTC) == resident since birth from central Iowa mainly interested in local music from the 60s on along with article clean up.Reply[reply]
  44. Gwenhope (talk · contribs) 23:40:00, 11 December 2019 (UTC)  born and raised in central Iowa. Mostly work on Des Moines metro area pages when doing Iowa-related things.Reply[reply]
  45. Fonsit (talk · contribs) 01:58:58, 13 May 2020 (UTC) Lived in SE Iowa for quite a while, interested in working mainly on small town wikis, mainly in the SE region.Reply[reply]
  46. RickH86 (talk · contribs) 14:36:32, 13 July 2020 (UTC)  I've updated the list of school districts and list of high schools. I've adding infoboxes to the school district pages, and created pages for each school district that were listed but didn't have an article.Reply[reply]
  47. Etriusus 17:07:10, 14 September 2020 (UTC)&nbsp: Working on Pottawatomie County and localReply[reply]
  48. Zpro1408 (talk · contribs) 14:13:10, 4 October 2022 (UTC) Reply[reply]
  49. AlpacaBoy (talk · contribs) 20:20:48, 29 November 2022 (UTC) Reply[reply]
  50. Frothy Pizza (talk · contribs) 20:21:56, 29 November 2022 (UTC) Reply[reply]
  51. Iowauniguy (talk) 22:07, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  52. Bedshote (talk) 19:13, 2 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  53. Salmoonlight (talk · contribs) 23:06:24, 14 November 2023 (UTC) Reply[reply]

Templates edit

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Stub notice for Iowa articles not covered by one of the other stub categories; placed at the bottom of article pages


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Stub notice for Iowa schools (but not colleges or universities); placed at the bottom of article pages


For Iowa-related articles needing a photograph, use {{Image requested|in=Iowa}} in the talk page, which adds the article needing a photo to Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Iowa. You can help Wikipedia by uploading freely licensed photographs for these articles to Wikimedia Commons.

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General navigation box edit

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Navigation box for use on regions, cities, boroughs, and other general-Iowa articles; placed at the bottom of article pages.

Category:Iowa navigational boxes has other, more specific, Iowa navigation boxes.

Userboxes edit

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 This user is interested in the U.S. State of Iowa.
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 This user is interested in the U.S. State of Iowa.
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 This user is interested in the U.S. State of Iowa.
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 This user is interested in the U.S. State of Iowa.
{{Template:User Iowa}}
{{Template:User WP Iowa}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Iowa.
 This user has visited Iowa.

Iowa Barnstar edit

The Iowa Barnstar is the unofficial Iowa Wiki award.

Image What to paste in the recipient’s Talk Page Who deserves it
  {{subst:Iowa Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Iowa Barnstar

The Iowa Barnstar can be awarded to anyone who makes excellent contributions to Iowa-related articles. Feel free to share this award. User:Yourusername (talk) 12:00, today's date (UTC)

Link to stubs edit

If the priority articles in the top of this page don't interest you, you can always expand one of these stubs.

Find a photograph edit

Many Iowa articles lack photographs: some of these can be found at Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Iowa. If any are located near you, you can help Wikipedia by uploading a freely licensed photograph to Wikimedia Commons.

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  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.