Wikipedia:WikiProject New Mexico

Welcome to WikiProject New Mexico, a collaboration to improve Wikipedia's coverage of the state of New Mexico (history, geography, biographies, and more) and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain suggestions and resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of Wikipedians interested in New Mexico. If you would like to help, please join us and see the to-do list and the talk page.

Portal edit

Goals edit

  • The goal of this WikiProject is to provide complete coverage on subjects related to New Mexico, by expanding articles on people, places, and things resident or native to New Mexico.

Scope edit

  • This project proposes to work with all pages related to the state of New Mexico, its history, geography, and people.

Guidelines edit

  • All settlements should have {{Infobox settlement}}
  • All bios should have an appropriate biographical infobox
  • Other articles for which infoboxes exist should have them (sports teams, legislature, etc.)
  • All articles should be properly categorized, and have a {{WikiProject New Mexico}} on their talk page
  • Stubs should be properly sorted
  • Spanish names and terms should be given with the proper diacritics where applicable.

Open tasks edit

All members should always feel free to patrol the recent changes list to note improvements, other changes, or vandalism of articles within the scope of this project.

You can add Wikipedia:WikiProject New Mexico/Article alerts to your watchlist to keep up to date on New Mexico articles.

Articles edit

These of our recognized content for WikiProject New Mexico. Featured content and good articles are what Wikipedia editors believe are some of the best work on Wikipedia. Before being listed here, content must pass the appropriate featured or good article candidacy for accuracy, neutrality, completeness, and style.

Featured articles edit

Featured lists edit

Good articles edit

Did you know? articles edit

Former featured articles edit

Former good articles edit

  New articles edit

Please feel free to include in this WikiProject any New Mexico-related articles that you create or find. To include an article in this project, put {{WikiProject New Mexico|class=|importance=}} at the top of the article's talk page. The article will appear in the next update of our quality log. New articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Page. Please also put new articles into a New Mexico category. If you cannot decide which one, use our main category: put [[Category:New Mexico]] at the bottom of the article, just above any links to other language Wikipedia.

Articles needed edit

The following articles, about notable subjects, have been requested to be created.

  • The history of the people of Mora, NM.
  • Housing in New Mexico. Sources:
    • Category:Housing in New Mexico
    • Housing Needs By State: New Mexico, Washington, DC: National Low Income Housing Coalition, retrieved October 26, 2020
    • "New Mexico", COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard, Eviction Lab, retrieved October 26, 2020
    • "New Mexico Homelessness Statistics",, Washington DC: U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, retrieved October 26, 2020
    • (New+Mexico+housing), Digital Public Library of America (assorted materials)
    • (New+Mexico+housing), UK:   (assorted materials)
    • (New+Mexico+housing), Germany:   (assorted materials)

Articles needing attention edit

The following articles have been requested for improvement.

  Done - Netherzone (talk) 12:46, 7 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Departments edit

Assessment edit

Rates articles for both quality and importance to this project. Assessment is not peer review (see below), but a quick rating of the article and (where warranted) brief comments on how to improve the article. -->

In-project peer review edit

Peer review of articles for areas for improvement, performed by this project rather than Wikipedia-wide; good for both a first take on Start-class articles, and for focused improvement efforts before Good Article and Featured Article review. In contrast to Wikipedia-wide peer review, which focuses on Wikipedia standards, in-project peer review typically focuses on the quality of the article from a topical standpoint; both are equally valuable but very different review processes. In contrast to assessment, peer review is a detailed review.

Templates edit

Stubs edit

{{NewMexico-stub}} for the bottom of very short articles:

There are also {{NewMexico-geo-stub}} for locations and {{NewMexico-politician-stub}} for (obviously) politicians.

NOTE: Stubs are managed by the Stub-sorting WikiProject. Before creating a new stub, you should propose it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. See Wikipedia:Stub for general guidelines on proposing stub templates and categories. DO NOT simply create new stub templates, as these will be deleted.

Userboxes edit

{{User WikiProject New Mexico}}
{{User New Mexico}}
 This user is interested in the U.S. State of New Mexico.
{{User interest New Mexico}}

WikiProject talk page banner edit

{{WikiProject United States|NM=yes}} should be placed on the talk pages of relevant articles to put them under the project's radar:

 United States: New Mexico NA‑class
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject United States, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of topics relating to the United States of America on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the ongoing discussions.
NAThis article has been rated as NA-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
This article is supported by WikiProject New Mexico.

Navigation edit

{{New Mexico}}—use sparingly as it is large. Basically, if the article doesn't appear in the navbox, the navbox should probably not appear on the article.

{{Albuquerque}}—for Albuquerque-related topics.

{{Santa Fe County, New Mexico}}—for topics relating to the city of Santa Fe and the county it resides in, including other towns and cities therein.

Infoboxes edit

{{Infobox settlement}}, for all cities, towns, and pueblos. Example to the right:

Santa Fe, New Mexico
The City Different
Location in the State of New Mexico
Coordinates: 35°40′2″N 105°57′52″W / 35.66722°N 105.96444°W / 35.66722; -105.96444
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountySanta Fe
Foundedca. 1607-8
 • MayorDavid Coss
 • Total37.4 sq mi (96.9 km2)
 • Land37.3 sq mi (96.7 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
7,320 ft (2,231 m)
 • Total70,631
 • Density1,888.5/sq mi (728.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)

Categories edit

  • Category:New Mexico (main article category)—major subcategories (many with subcategories of their own):

Resources edit

The following periodicals are available through various online subscription databanks in abstract, citation, or full text versions. If you wish any information from them, please send me an e-mail with your e-mail address and indicate what information from which journals and I will forward it to you. John Carter (talk) 18:47, 6 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Albuquerque Journal (2000-2006)

Participants edit

Active participants edit

To join WikiProject New Mexico, edit this section and insert the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest into the following list of participants in alphabetical order. Participants should also place participant identification on their user page. You can see who's been active lately at this auto-generated report.

  1. Atomic Energy505 (talk · contribs) - Resident of Northern New Mexico! Born and raised in Santa Fe and educated in the local school system. Know a lot about the regions history!
  2. Bill-on-the-Hill (talk · contribs) 04:18, 28 April 2007 (UTC) -- mainly knowledgeable about stuff in the northern half in the state, both geographical and historicalReply[reply]
  3. BK2011 (talk · contribs) 03:05, 8 February 2011 (UTC) Resident of Las Cruces, works for the Diocese of Las Cruces Mainly expert in Gadsden Purchase and history up to present day. Also the son of a WSSC comp. programer. high school student.Reply[reply]
  4. Abhiraam.chyren (talk · contribs) 13:00:13, 26 August 2020 (UTC) Reply[reply]
  5. Camerafiend (talk · contribs) 02:49, 19 July 2010 (UTC) - Albuquerque native, interested in historic landmarks and a wide range of other NM topics.Reply[reply]
  6. Carptrash (talk · contribs) - I live in Dixon and have contributed to that article, to Po'pay, KLDK and to a couple of local military actions. I'm interested in the Architecture of New Mexico as well as the Sculpture of New Mexico - both of which appear in red but might exist with another name. Carptrash (talk) 21:08, 14 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Cybotik (talk · contribs) I was born and raised in New Mexico, although I no longer live there. I have lived all over the state, including Albuquerque, Taos, Las Cruces, Grants, Portales, and New Laguna. I have some knowledge of the history and culture and lived for several years on the Laguna reservation.
  8. Detours100 (talk · contribs), live in Santa Fe, interested in natural resources and historical buildings and cultures.
  9. DocterCox (talk · contribs) - NYC native, from the Bronx. Lived in ABQ for three years. After falling in love with this city, as much as I love my big apple, decided I'd start contributing. Going to start with building up the culture articles. DocterCox (talk) 11:56, 27 July 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Drumlineramos (talk · contribs), I've lived both in Albuquerque and Chicago. I have been trying my best to monitor transit related articles (ie: Rail Runner, ABQ RIDE, etc...) as well as getting the rest of the Transit systems on Wikipedia.
  11. Ebear422 (talk · contribs) Live in San Antonio, Socorro County (8 years); former Taoseño (20 years) and Madroid (9 years before that) 18:26, 29 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Emann15 (talk · contribs) 00:12, 3 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. Jamie7687 (talk · contribs) 19:08:25, 30 September 2021 (UTC)  - currently living in Santa Fe areaReply[reply]
  14. JerryFriedman (talk · contribs) 20:57, 21 April 2007 (UTC), mostly for occasional article improvements and photos, especially flora and fauna up here around Spaña, Santa Fe, etc.Reply[reply]
  15. John Carter (talk · contribs) 17:44, 16 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  16. JShwah (talk · contribs), 04:24, 11 Feburary 2013 (EST) East coast, want to learn more about New Mexico and possibly move there. If there is a payment for this entire section I will gladly take the time to finish it myself..
  17. Kehkou (talk · contribs)) 04:04, 7 November 2014 (UTC) - Grew up and reside in Albuquerque. Since I've been primarily improving NM articles, I may as well join.Reply[reply]
  18. Martylunsford (talk · contribs)14:30, 14 June 2008 (UTC) I grew up in Roswell, and I've written or contributed to several articles on NM. (Bottomless Lakes State Park, Bonito Lake, Pastura, New Mexico). Currently working to complete the List of New Mexico state parks.Reply[reply]
  19. Mattokunhayashi (talk · contribs) - Resident of Raton, New Mexico. Can improve on geography-related articles. 23:15, 5 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  20. Mimi.roberts (talk · contribs) - I'm brand new to Wikipedia and my interest is in expanding and improving content about NM.
  21. Murcielago (talk · contribs) 18:52, 15 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  22. NerdyScienceDude (talk · contribs) Resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, born in Las Cruces, New Mexico
  23. Netherzone (talk · contribs) 20:24:01, 15 June 2019 (UTC)  I lived in NM in the 1980s and now spend two months there each year. Interests: Visual art; nuclear legacy issues; geology, especially caves and karst.Reply[reply]
  24. PerryPlanet (talk · contribs) 18:51, 23 May 2007 (UTC) -- mostly know about Albuquerque, with a little bit of knowledge of Santa Fe and places north.Reply[reply]
  25. Ppfranksuper (talk · contribs) 00:51:43, 6 August 2022 (UTC)  I was born, raised, and have lived most of my life in Farmington, New Mexico and my job takes me all over the state; have been brushing up on my history of the state and noticed that many articles could use some filling in, so I figure I can add some detail while I'm in the middle of it anyway. Would also like to contribute to details around mining and mining history in the state, as I have some ties to that industry. Very new to the editing side of Wiki, so please reach out if I'm making any kind of mess!Reply[reply]
  26. Postoak (talk · contribs) - 19:38, 9 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  27. RekonDog (talk · contribs) 05:14, 7 January 2016 (UTC) — Born in ABQ, raised in Bluewater Village (Grants/Milan Area). My family were the first who pioneered this region of the State. I am a branch from the Tietjen family, if this has any bearing pertaining to the historicity of Cibola County (formely Valencia County). The only thing I can offer is the accounts of history of Cibola Country only from family personal accounts during the time of Cibola County circa 1900 to present date.Reply[reply]
  28. ridenm (talk · contribs) - Long time Albuquerque resident, currently UNM student in Prof. Writing program. I am wrapping up an internship at the National Atomic Museum, and I'm fleshing out that page. I look forward to constructive criticism helping me to learn the WP interface and conventions.
  29. Shari Garland (talk · contribs) -- I have lived in Albuquerque since 2019. I have added a number of New Mexican photos to Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia including those of wineries, the Sandia Mountains, ice caves, The Pueblo Cultural Center, mines, and more. I have written an article on occasion as well . . .
  30. Skoch3 (talk · contribs) -- Lived in Albuquerque since June 2003. Have worked at Sandia National Laboratories and currently at University of New Mexico. Maybe most likely contribution would be to take a photo.
  31. Skyerise (talk · contribs), primarily interested in Taos, Taos Pueblo and Taos Society of Artists
  32. SMcCandlish (talk · contribs) 11:22, 14 April 2007 (UTC) (mostly interested in project infrastructure and gnoming, like applying the project banner to article talk pages and stuff. I only just moved back to this state after 13 years away, so I'm not "up" on things...)Reply[reply]
  33. Smile Lee (talk · contribs) - July 2014, born and raised in Burque. I will be working on Wikipedia's coverage of the culture and entertainment aspects of New Mexico.
  34. Spireguy (talk · contribs) 02:53, 26 May 2007 (UTC) -- Native and resident of Albuquerque. Currently I'm mostly interested in mountain geography, but I watch a few other articles as well, such as ABQ itself.Reply[reply]
  35. Synchronism (talk · contribs) - March 5, 2009
  36. Taram (talk · contribs) 05:23, 23 May 2013 (UTC) - Grew up in Mescalero, Gallup, and Albuquerque; worked in allied health in Farmington, Mountainair, and back in Albuquerque.Reply[reply]
  37. SpookyTwenty (talk · contribs) 16:28:32, 2 February 2023 (UTC)  - born and raised in northern NM, living elsewhere now but want to still contribute!Reply[reply]

Former participants edit

Thank you for your help! Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

  1. BAlvarius (talk · contribs) In Rodeo, Hidalgo county - No activity since December 2010
  2. Chikinsawsage (talk · contribs) 19:37, 30 September 2007 (UTC) – Interest mainly in helping create a complete, accurate, useful and well formatted list(s) of all New Mexico municipalities. Also add infoboxes, re-categorize municipalities where necessary. - No activity since August 2010Reply[reply]
  3. CôteD'Ivoire2 (talk · contribs) I have a home in New Mexico - No activity since July 2010
  4. MMcA (talk · contribs) Graduate degree in English from UNM, specialist in literature of New Mexico with refereed publications. - No activity since January 2011
  5. SchnitzelMannGreek (talk · contribs) - Interested in native-American culture especially the Pueblo and Navajo. Feel free to assign me stuff on my talk page. 03:43, 1 July 2009 (UTC) - No activity since October 2009Reply[reply]
  6. Spongefrog (talk · contribs) - Well, I'll be honest with you. I only joined so I could assess SchnitzelMannGreek's (above me) article about Zia (New Mexico). However, I will scour the pages looking for "passed away"s and changing them to "died"s, and reposition badly placed "however"s (like the one at the start of this sentence). -User Retired

Participant identification edit

WikiProject New Mexico participants should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject New Mexico participants.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject New Mexico participants]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject New Mexico}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP New Mexico}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP New Mexico|invite}} linked pages

For other New Mexico user templates see Category:New Mexico user templates.

Related projects edit

WikiProject New Mexico is one of the United States WikiProjects.

National United States

List of U.S. State-level WikiProjects and their sub-projects

Featured content
Historical Mexico | Spain | France (all once controlled this territory)

Tools edit

Main tool page:
  • 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.