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Facebook Group for Georgia WikipediansEdit

There are at least 2 different Facebook groups for Georgia Wikipedians, if you are interested. The statewide Georgia (USA) Wikipedians and the Georgia Piedmont Wikimedians (also known as Wikimedia Atlanta). Feel free to meet us there. --TadgStirkland401 (TadgTalk) 06:01, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

I'm in (if approved). Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 06:11, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
@Bubba73: Thanks for joining along with a few others. I hope even more join in the coming weeks. Would be awesome to have an organized Wikipedia Users Group for Georgia. --TadgStirkland401 (TadgTalk) 01:17, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Georgia State CapitolEdit

There are some comments in Georgia State Capitol#Monuments on the Capitol grounds that, while they are true, they don't seem to be appropriate in the article about the state capitol. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 18:02, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

@Bubba73: Shouldn't this discussion take place on that article's talk page? I agree, the comments don't seem to fit. But I think you'd get more concensus or discussion over there on that page. — TadgStirkland401 (TadgTalk) 18:18, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
I don't want to get into an argument over there. I've already been upset by how "selective" the monuments that were added initially were. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 02:23, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
I can't deal with that editor. First he put on List of Confederate monuments and memorials that a portrait of a governor that wasn't in the capitol was a monument to the Confederacy! I tried to reason with him that something that doesn't exist isn't a monument, to no avail. It might still be in that article - I don't know because I stopped watching it. I said that the stuff about what portraits are in the Capitol should be in its article, so I put it there. Then he added a section about monuments on the grounds, but his list was very selective. I tried to make it into a complete list. Then he made the recent additions that have nothing to do with the Capitol. I can't deal with it. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 16:45, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Well I took it on and cleaned it up. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 02:50, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

RfC on election/referendum naming formatEdit

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 15:45, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Wrong Georgia flag in some articles.Edit

While fixing portal links earlier today, I noticed a number of articles on Georgia using the flag of the country of Georgia instead of the state. I fixed the instances that I saw, but some kind of check should be done to confirm that the flag of the country is not being used where the state flag should be. Cheers! bd2412 T 03:12, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Not too surprising, the template for those are confusing. I wonder if there's a tool we can use to check how many pages use the Georgia (country) flag template and go through them to make sure it's not being used incorrectly. Any ideas? SEMMENDINGER (talk) 03:23, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
I tried doing an internal search, but found nothing of use. It may be possible to grab the list of file links from Commons. bd2412 T 05:01, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
Nice idea, this would be a pretty big project. Wonder if there is a tool out there that can pull the pages that use that file and have a talk page with our wikiproject on it. Sounds pretty convoluted when I type it out, but who knows. SEMMENDINGER (talk) 15:38, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Interstate 285Edit

There is a requested move discussion taking place at Talk:Interstate 285 that people here may be interested in following. –Fredddie 06:14, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. SEMMENDINGER (talk) 17:02, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Euchee CreekEdit

Could someone please make an article for Euchee Creek? It is fairly important for the western part of the Augusta metropolitan area, especially for Grovetown and the surrounding area. Thank you. Morriswa (Charlotte Allison) (talk) 00:08, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Sidney LanierEdit

Is everything that is named after Sidney Lanier a Confederate monument or memorial? Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 02:21, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Morgan CountyEdit

A lot of stuff in Morgan County, Georgia seemed to be copied from Putnam County. I corrected what I thought was wrong, but someone should check it!! Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 06:52, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Notice of discussions of possible interest to members of this projectEdit

There are discussions currently at both Talk:Stratford Academy and Talk:First Presbyterian Day School on how to present the school's respective histories of segregation. Your participation is invited. John from Idegon (talk) 17:52, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

South Georgia task forceEdit

Is the continued existence of the South Georgia task force useful for this project? The task force has been marked inactive for 6 years and there has been no talk page activity for 4.5 years (and no actual discussion for 7.5 years). Four of the seven participants have not edited in more than a year, and I am pinging the three who have: User:Presidentman, User:Mjrmtg, and User:Bubba73. Right now, the task force's presence consists of about 40 pages for administration (mostly assessment categories) and transclusion of a note (This page is supported by the South Georgia (U.S. state) task force.) and an obsolete to-do list on ~450 talk pages.

If the task force is no longer useful, I could: (1) disable support in {{WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state)}}; (2) delete all categories once emptied; and (3) delete or redirect remaining task force pages to the parent project. Or, I could leave it alone. I defer to this project's members to decide what is most helpful. Thanks, -- Black Falcon (talk) 03:32, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

I'm still around and doing stuff, but I haven't seen anything on the task force. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 03:34, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
I'm also still here. I'd prefer you leave it alone. --Mjrmtg (talk) 11:25, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
I'm happy to do that, but do you foresee the task force being revived in the future? It seems dead or defunct to me, not just inactive. Thanks, -- Black Falcon (talk) 01:02, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

Radio CBr's in GeorgoiaEdit

I'm looking for a CB'r by the name of The Wax Man...Does anyone know if he still exist? If so contact me at Subject CB in GA — Preceding unsigned comment added by Boinjon36 (talkcontribs) 21:29, 3 September 2020 (UTC)

Article request: Housing in GeorgiaEdit

Wikipedia readers would be grateful if your project would consider creating a new article about Housing in Georgia (U.S. state). Here are some sources of information:

  • Category:Housing in Georgia (U.S. state)
  • Housing Needs By State: Georgia, Washington, DC: National Low Income Housing Coalition, retrieved October 25, 2020
  • "Georgia", COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard, Eviction Lab, retrieved October 25, 2020
  • "Georgia Homelessness Statistics",, Washington DC: U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, retrieved October 25, 2020
  • (Georgia+housing), Digital Public Library of America (assorted materials)
  • (Georgia+housing), UK:   (assorted materials)
  • (Georgia+housing), Germany:   (assorted materials)

Best regards, -- M2545 (talk) 11:42, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

William Tecumseh Sherman Featured article reviewEdit

I have nominated William Tecumseh Sherman 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. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 00:34, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Trail of TearsEdit

A user has made significant changes to the lead of Trail of Tears, which is of interest to this WikiProject per the article's Talk page; members here may wish to review. Dmoore5556 (talk) 12:12, 15 August 2021 (UTC)

The above is a link to my request for an image on Commons, incase someone here can help. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 07:17, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

Liliana BakhtiariEdit

New stub: Liliana Bakhtiari. Improvements welcome, especially re: image if possible. Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 17:42, 3 November 2021 (UTC)

Drafts have been initiated for the following missing Georgia Supreme Court Justices. Any help in completing these and moving them to mainspace would be appreciated!

Cheers! BD2412 T 04:18, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[ Article of things]" ''''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:01, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

GAR for Spirit of the American DoughboyEdit

Spirit of the American Doughboy has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Hog Farm Talk 13:57, 10 May 2022 (UTC)

James Armstrong (Georgia politician) has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Steelkamp (talk) 06:22, 18 June 2022 (UTC)

I have a picture that I, myself, took of the building that is a better view of it than the current photo. Would it be possible to update? Madeyefire (talk) 19:29, 22 June 2022 (UTC)

Got blown up. I've done a lot of clean up and source improvement, but it oculd always use more work. The UPI article is pretty long and extensive, so it could be used as a further source. It got a whopping 500,000 views yesterday, and presumably will get hundreds of thousands today. It should be a better article to reflect the sourced information. Harizotoh9 (talk) 14:26, 7 July 2022 (UTC)

Ayersville, GAEdit

The information on the Ayersville, GA Wiki Site is totally false information & should be deleted! Jeremiah & Nathaniel Ayers did not settle this area. Moses Ayers settled and found Ayersville. I know because I am a descendant of this Ayers family. Either delete it, or correct it! 2600:6C5E:127F:DADE:644F:7CFB:E566:5D38 (talk) 20:34, 26 September 2022 (UTC)

Discussion about the specific article should happen on the article's talk page. With that being said, the information in the article is reliably sourced, and "I know because I am a descendant" is not a reliable source; we're not going to delete the article or "correct" it based on you saying you're descended from someone that you think settled an area. You would need reliable sources to verify that claim, especially when reliable sources contradict what you're saying. - Aoidh (talk) 01:15, 27 September 2022 (UTC)


Roswell High School (Georgia) has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. (t · c) buidhe 13:18, 1 October 2022 (UTC)

AGCO COI edit requestsEdit

Hi! I've posted some COI edit requests at Talk:AGCO – dividing up a lengthy History section and adding a bit of recent information. Sharing in case anyone here is interested in taking a look. Thank you for any help or feedback! Mary Gaulke (talk) 15:14, 12 January 2023 (UTC)

Requests for Jeff ArnoldEdit

Hello! I'm Arty and I work for Sharecare. I use my account to share ideas for improving articles related to the company, starting with Georgia native Jeff Arnold (Internet entrepreneur). There are a few edit requests I submitted for his article using the edit request template at Talk:Jeff Arnold (Internet entrepreneur), if any Wikiproject members have a moment to review. Thanks! SharecareAD (talk) 21:13, 13 January 2023 (UTC)