Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Guyana

Latest comment: 1 month ago by Wilhelm Tell DCCXLVI in topic Developing Countries WikiContest

RfC on election/referendum naming format


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 15:36, 20 October 2018 (UTC)Reply

A new newsletter directory is out!


A new Newsletter directory has been created to replace the old, out-of-date one. If your WikiProject and its taskforces have newsletters (even inactive ones), or if you know of a missing newsletter (including from sister projects like WikiSpecies), please include it in the directory! The template can be a bit tricky, so if you need help, just post the newsletter on the template's talk page and someone will add it for you.

– Sent on behalf of Headbomb. 03:11, 11 April 2019 (UTC)Reply

Expert attention


This is a notice about Category:Guyana articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. There might be as few as one page in the category, or zero if someone has removed the expert request tag from the page.  — Mr. Guye (talk) (contribs)  20:54, 13 April 2019 (UTC)Reply

Request for information on WP1.0 web tool


Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.

We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Towns in Guayana Esequiba


On Wikipedia, the introduction to many settlements in Guayana Esequiba include near identical text on the border dispute with Venezuela. Is this necessary? I suggest this is undue weight and the issue should be kept largely in the page on the border dispute. There are many more, but here are three examples...

  • Lethem: "claimed by Venezuela as part of Bolívar state, who is localizated in the Guayana Esequiba."
  • Mabaruma: "claimed by Venezuela as part of Delta Amacuro state, who is localizated in the Guayana Esequiba."
  • Orinduik: "claimed by Venezuela as part of Bolívar state, who is localizated in the Guayana Esequiba."

There is no mention of these towns in the articles about Delta Amacuro or Bolivar state. Your thoughts? --Wavehunter (talk) 15:24, 24 May 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Wavehunter: I couldn't agree more. It is plastered on all villages, towns and regions. Even Jonestown is claimed as a massacre in Venezuela. KittenKlub (talk) 10:35, 27 August 2020 (UTC)Reply
@KittenKlub: Okay, I've been bold and made a start eliminating these mentions. Nineteen down, who knows how many more to go! There is a place for Guayana Esequiba and the border dispute on Wikipedia, but not on every article about a town or village west of the Orinoco. --Wavehunter (talk) 14:15, 29 August 2020 (UTC)Reply
@Wavehunter: Thanks, yes there are more. I am going to check a region as well. KittenKlub (talk) 14:28, 29 August 2020 (UTC)Reply
@KittenKlub: Great work. I think we might be there. --Wavehunter
@Wavehunter: The villages in the template are done, so I'm satisfied now :) KittenKlub (talk) 15:22, 29 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

Need help with wording of Georgetown area


Hello, I've been working on draft:Clive Y. Thomas and I want to make sure I'm summarizing correctly: According to this Kaiteur News article, "He grew up in Charlestown before moving to Hill Street, Albouystown, then to Leopold Street, before departing to further his studies in England." I don't know if those locations are all within Georgetown or if they are near/suburbs of Georgetown. I tried researching it, but locality divisions are always a bit tricky for outsiders. Advice appreciated! Cheers, Estheim (talk) 12:05, 4 December 2020 (UTC)Reply

Possible Mergers


I have proposed 2 mergers. Both are stubs that have overlapping info in their parent articles (which are also stubbish). Input welcome! Estheim (talk) 16:48, 17 December 2020 (UTC)Reply


The Wikipedia:WikiProject Guyana/Popular pages bot-list has assessed it's first month! The link is underneath the Article Assessment table for the top 500 articles by by page view. This should be a boon for making useful Importance-assessments as well as improving and protecting articles based on traffic.

TOP TEN for December 2020

  1. Boxing Day
  2. Letitia Wright
  3. Gold Rush (TV series)
  4. CCH Pounder
  5. Roses (Saint Jhn song)
  6. Hawksbill sea turtle
  7. Gina Miller
  8. Kaieteur Falls
  9. People's Progressive Party (Guyana)
  10. Shimron Hetmyer

I think this is a great opportunity to fix up Kaieteur Falls; I've moved it's importance to TOP to better reflect these results. I hope this list inspires the pop-culture and politics junkies out there as well. Cheers, Estheim (talk) 00:21, 6 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

Pronunciation of places in Guyana


Hello, I thought it would be useful to add an IPA pronunciation of some places or objects in Guyana. As a non-English speaker, I find the names like Port Mourant or Boerasirie very confusing in terms of pronunciation: should I pronounce them as in French and Dutch respectively, or as in English? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:23, 18 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

Category:Guyana articles needing expert attention has been nominated for discussion


Category:Guyana articles needing expert attention has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Peaceray (talk) 18:16, 16 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

User script to detect unreliable sources


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)Reply

Queen of Guyana


A discussion about the article Queen of Guyana is open at Talk:Queen of Ghana#Requested move 7 June 2022. Please comment there to generate a clear consensus. Thanks. Peter Ormond 💬 08:29, 7 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

Project-independent quality assessments


Quality assessments by Wikipedia editors rate articles in terms of completeness, organization, prose quality, sourcing, etc. Most wikiprojects follow the general guidelines at Wikipedia:Content assessment, but some have specialized assessment guidelines. A recent Village pump proposal was approved and has been implemented to add a |class= parameter to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, which can display a general quality assessment for an article, and to let project banner templates "inherit" this assessment.

No action is required if your wikiproject follows the standard assessment approach. Over time, quality assessments will be migrated up to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, and your project banner will automatically "inherit" any changes to the general assessments for the purpose of assigning categories.

However, if your project has decided to "opt out" and follow a non-standard quality assessment approach, all you have to do is modify your wikiproject banner template to pass {{WPBannerMeta}} a new |QUALITY_CRITERIA=custom parameter. If this is done, changes to the general quality assessment will be ignored, and your project-level assessment will be displayed and used to create categories, as at present. Aymatth2 (talk) 14:24, 11 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

Proposal to split History of Guyana article


There is an ongoing discussion at Talk:History of Guyana#Split into pre- and post-independence history? about splitting the article into two parts, one covering all of Guyanese history up to independence and another covering everything from Guyana's independence to the present-day. Comments would be appreciated. Historyday01 (talk) 00:37, 13 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Women in Green's 5th Edit-a-thon


Hello WikiProject Guyana:

WikiProject Women in Green is holding a month-long Good Article Edit-a-thon event in October 2023!

Running from October 1 to 31, 2023, WikiProject Women in Green (WiG) is hosting a Good Article (GA) edit-a-thon event with the theme Around the World in 31 Days! All experience levels welcome. Never worked on a GA project before? We'll teach you how to get started. Or maybe you're an old hand at GAs – we'd love to have you involved! Participants are invited to work on nominating and/or reviewing GA submissions related to women and women's works (e.g., books, films) during the event period. We hope to collectively cover article subjects from at least 31 countries (or broader international articles) by month's end. GA resources and one-on-one support will be provided by experienced GA editors, and participants will have the opportunity to earn a special WiG barnstar for their efforts.

We hope to see you there!

Grnrchst (talk) 13:07, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Move discussion for Guayana Esequiba


An editor has requested that Guayana Esequiba be moved to Guyana–Venezuela territorial dispute, which may be of interest to this WikiProject. You are invited to participate in the move discussion. --WMrapids (talk) 20:38, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Move discussion for 2023 Guayana Esequiba crisis


An editor has requested that 2023 Guayana Esequiba crisis be moved to 2023 Guyana–Venezuela crisis, which may be of interest to this WikiProject. You are invited to participate in the move discussion.--WMrapids (talk) 03:18, 17 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Developing Countries WikiContest


Starting this July, we will see a new contest on the scene - the Developing Countries WikiContest (WP:DCWC)! Think of it as a WikiCup but only for articles and media on developing countries.

Competitors may submit GAs, GTs, FAs, FTs, FLs, FPs, and DYK and ITN entries from/on developing countries to gain points and proceed to further rounds. Points are also awarded to those who review GAs, FAs and FLs.

Guyana is listed as a developing country for the purposes of this contest, so articles related to it are eligible to be submitted to the contest. I encourage everyone here to sign up and compete with editors from around the world to create high-quality content!

Append your name to the DCWC signup page today!

Best wishes, Wilhelm Tell DCCXLVI (talk to me!/my edits) 10:40, 19 May 2024 (UTC)Reply