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There is a Request for Comment at Talk:Bath School bombings concerning how the article should be named. --Bamyers99 (talk) 15:29, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

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Help with Steelcase

Hi there. I've been working on some ways to improve the article of furniture maker Steelcase, which has its headquarters in Grand Rapids. I posted a suggestion for a new History section for the article, because the company's history is largely described in a bulleted list currently, but I've not had a response yet. I'd like for other editors to review it since I'm working on behalf of Steelcase and I do not want to make any direct edits to the article myself. The article falls under the scope of this WikiProject, so I am hoping someone here might be interested in taking a look. I've posted a note on the Talk page with more information. Thanks in advance, Heatherer (talk) 16:03, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

April 1st TFA nomination

Hi all, I've nominated Toledo War to be this year's April 1st TFA. Please see Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Toledo War. Best, Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 04:46, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

suggested COI edits at Dow Corning

Hi, I've proposed some additions to Dow Corning on the article's Talk page, here. I'm not editing directly because I have a COI (I work for a communications firm that represents Dow Corning). Dow Corning is based in Midland and thus falls under the scope of this WikiProject, so I'm sharing a notification here in case anyone is interested in taking a look and letting me know what you think. I would certainly appreciate any feedback. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by MaryGaulke (talkcontribs) 16:32, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

History of Michigan State University FAR

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Suggestion

Hello all! I was curious if anyone else thought it might be a good idea to make a (nonbinding) guideline on how all the individual US state WikiProjects should organize themselves, to help standardize them. I originally put this suggestion in the WikiProject United States talk page, so feel free to look there if you're interested. It's pretty empty though; basically all they said was to see what each of the individual projects thought about it. Please tell me if you have any concerns with this idea; hopefully we can find a way for everyone to love it! Also, I'm new at making proposals, so please forgive me if I do anything silly. :) Hope that you like this idea! JonathanHopeThisIsUnique (talk) 04:56, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

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West Bloomfield Township needs a highlighter map

The census map for West Bloomfield Township was deleted accidentally in 2014, in which an admin deleted not only the duplicate file, but also the actual file itself. Would it possible for a new map to be uploaded, in the same style as the previous map and other such maps of US municipalities?

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WikiProject United States

There's apparently no way to flag this project in {{WikiProject United States}}. Is that intentional?--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 21:36, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

@Gaarmyvet: yes. Not all state projects were added to that banner, as not all were ever "supported" by that project. This project is fully independent of that one, which is why it still uses its own banner template on talk pages. Imzadi 1979  22:14, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

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Missing Michigan Supreme Court Justices

Drafts have been created for about a dozen missing Michigan Supreme Court Justices at Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/United States judges and justices#Michigan. Please feel free to complete these drafts and move them to mainspace. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Cheers! bd2412 T 22:45, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

RfC: Chrysler reception, rankings, ratings

 You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Chrysler#RfC: Reception; rankings in independent surveys and ratings of quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction. Should the following content be added to the article?

Since at least the late 1990s, Chrysler has performed poorly in independent rankings of reliability, quality, and customer satisfaction.[1][2][3] In 2011, James B. Stewart said in The New York Times that Chrysler's quality in 2009 was "abysmal," and cited that all Chrysler brands were in the bottom quarter of J. D. Power and Associates' customer satisfaction survey.[4] In 2015, Fiat Chrysler brands ranked at the bottom of J. D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study, and the five Fiat Chrysler brands were the five lowest ranked of 20 brands in their Customer Service Index, which surveyed customer satisfaction with dealer service.[3][5] Chrysler has performed poorly in Consumer Reports annual reliability ratings.[6][1] In 2009 and 2010, Chrysler brands were ranked lowest in the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Reliability Survey;[7] in 2014 and 2015, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and Fiat were ranked at or near the bottom;[8][9] in 2015 five of the seven lowest rated brands were the five Fiat Chrysler brands.[10] In 2016, all Fiat Chrysler brands (Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Fiat; Ram was not included) finished in the bottom third of 30 brands evaluated in Consumer Reports' 2016 annual Automotive Brand Report Card; Consumer Reports cited "poor reliability and sub-par performance in our testing."[2][11][12][13] Chrysler has consistently ranked near the bottom in the American Customer Satisfaction Index survey.[14]

References

References

  1. ^ a b Bradsher, Keith (May 7, 1998). "Risking Labor Trouble and Clash Of Cultures, 2 Makers Opt for Size". The New York Times. p. 1. Retrieved March 19, 2016. But its vehicles also dominate the bottom rungs of the annual auto-reliability ratings by Consumer Reports magazine.
  2. ^ a b Zhang, Benjamin (February 23, 2016). "Consumer Reports just called out Fiat Chrysler for its alarmingly bad quality". Business Insider. Retrieved March 18, 2016. On Tuesday, Consumer Reports singled out Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the publication's annual Automotive Brand Report Card as having vehicles lacking in quality. "All Fiat Chrysler brands finished in the bottom third of the rankings, with Fiat coming last," Consumer Reports wrote in a statement...Consumer Reports' criticism of the Italian-American automaker is just the latest in a string of reliability concerns stemming from the company's products.
  3. ^ a b Stoll, John D. (June 17, 2015). "Fiat Chrysler Brands Get Poor Ratings in Quality Study; J.D. Power survey of buyers shows Chrysler, Jeep and Fiat brands among worst performers in industry". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved March 18, 2016. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV brands were ranked at the bottom of an influential quality survey released Wednesday, the latest sign that the Italian-U.S. auto maker is struggling to keep up with mainstream rivals at home and abroad.
  4. ^ Stewart, James (July 30, 2011). "Salvation At Chrysler, In the Form Of Fiat". The New York Times. Retrieved March 19, 2016. Quality was abysmal. Every model in the company’s Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep brands ranked in the bottom 25 percent in the J. D. Power & Associates survey of customer satisfaction.
  5. ^ LeBeau, Phil (March 18, 2015). "Five worst auto brands for service under one roof". CNBC. Retrieved March 19, 2016. A new survey measuring the satisfaction of people taking their vehicles into dealerships for service ranks five Fiat Chrysler brands as the worst in the auto industry. The company's Jeep nameplate received the worst ratings among all 20 brands in the J.D. Power Customer Service Index...
  6. ^ Wayland, Michael (October 29, 2014). "Quality chief leaves FCA amid recalls, poor reliability". The Detroit News. Retrieved March 19, 2016. Chrysler historically has performed poorly in Consumer Reports' reliability ratings...
  7. ^ Jensen, Cheryl (October 29, 2010). "Survey Forecasts Reliability of 2011 Cars". The New York Times. Retrieved March 24, 2016. Some things didn’t change from the 2009 survey: Scion finished in first place again — Japanese nameplates took seven of the top 10 spots — and Chrysler ranked lowest among all brands. Again...The rankings come from the 2010 Annual Car Reliability Survey...
  8. ^ Jensen, Cheryl (November 2, 2014). "In-Car Electronics: Thumbs Down". The New York Times. Retrieved March 24, 2016. ...Consumer Reports said in its latest Annual Auto Reliability Survey...Scores improved for Ford and Lincoln, but Chrysler’s brands were near the bottom of the heap.
  9. ^ "Highlights From Consumer Reports' 2015 Annual Auto Reliability Survey". Consumer Reports. October 20, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2016. The Fiat-Chrysler brands (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and Fiat) finished at or near the bottom again.
  10. ^ Hirsch, Jerry (October 20, 1015). "Tesla quality problems could signal challenges with Model X and Model 3". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 24, 2016. The 2015 Annual Auto Reliability Survey relied on data from more than 740,000 vehicles...Fiat-Chrysler products took five of the seven bottom spots.
  11. ^ Snavely, Brent (February 23, 2016). "Audi, Subaru score, FCA brands lag in Consumer Reports". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved March 19, 2016. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brands had an especially bad showing this year as all four brands ranked by the magazine finished at or near the bottom...FCA's Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Fiat brands were all ranked 25th or lower. Ram was left off the list because the magazine only tested one model, the Ram 1500, and only ranks brands where at least two models have been tested.
  12. ^ Irwin, John (February 23, 2016). "Audi supplants Lexus in Consumer Reports' 2016 report card on reliability, road tests". Automotive News. Retrieved March 24, 2016. ...in Consumer Reports’ latest annual report card on brand reliability and road-test performance...Fiat Chrysler brands finished near the bottom of the rankings.
  13. ^ Wayland, Michael (February 23, 2016). "Detroit automakers struggle in Consumer Reports ratings". The Detroit News. Retrieved March 24, 2016. ...2016 Brand Report Card...Four Fiat Chrysler brands were among the worst six ratings.
  14. ^ Picchi, Aimee (August 25, 2015). "The most hated car in America". CBS News. Retrieved March 25, 2016. This is a phenomenon with Chrysler that goes back since we've been doing this really, showing that they've hovered near the bottom.

Please comment at Talk:Chrysler#RfC: Reception; rankings in independent surveys and ratings of quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction. Thank you. Hugh (talk) 03:35, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

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Article alerts added

An Article Alerts section has been added to Wikipedia:WikiProject_Michigan#Article_alerts. Is this useful? Ottawahitech (talk) 15:48, 12 August 2016 (UTC)please ping me

Meridian Health Plan buys 1CM instead of building new

The current Meridian Health Plan (Headquarters) page does not have accurate information. See this newer Crain's article explaining the purchase of 1 Campus Martius from Compuware Corp. in June 2015: http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20150614/NEWS/306149980/meridian-health-plans-move-to-compuware-building — Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.1.244.4 (talk) 15:51, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Request for Kelly Services article

On behalf of my employer, Kelly Services, I'm looking for help to make some simple updates to the Kelly Wikipedia article. As I've said on my profile page, I will not be editing the article because of my conflict of interest, and I hope to find a volunteer editor to review the proposed infobox and introduction provided here. Is there a WikiProject Michigan member who is able to help? Thank you in advance. Jane KS (talk) 17:39, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

US 50,000 Challenge invite

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New stub article Cannabis in Michigan

Anyone here more familiar with the politics on the ground, and the strong sources to use, who wants to help flesh out this short article? Apparently MI will be pushing for legalizing cannabis again in 2018, so it'd be good to get all the background built into this article for anyone looking to inform themselves on the state. Goonsquad LCpl Mulvaney (talk) 22:10, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

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Coney Island hot dog

There is an argument over whether or not we should follow sourcing guidelines on the Coney Island hot dog at Talk:Coney Island hot dog#Sourcing issues: self_sourcing .26 unsupported information removed. Spshu (talk) 23:40, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

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Upcoming edit-a-thon at Michigan State University

All are invited to an edit-a-thon in celebration of Women's History Month at Michigan State University's Main Library on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The event's main focus will be the creation and improvement of articles about people named to the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. --TimK MSI (talk) 21:23, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon this week at Michigan State University

All are invited to an edit-a-thon focused on regional water resources at MSU's Main Library on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Library resources will be available as source material for improving or creating articles about the Red Cedar River, the Saginaw Aquifer, Lake Lansing, and various other geographic features. --TimK MSI (talk) 13:46, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Presidential Election Map Michigan 1980

Looking for someone to create a u.s. presidential election map for michigan 1980, in similar format to the following years. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.119.202.75 (talk) 19:09, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

Upcoming "420 collaboration"

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2017 Michigan Registered Voter Count

Is this something we want to add? http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/2017RegVoters_552716_7.pdf Evaoife (talk) 20:09, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

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Discussions of interest to this project

There is a discussion at Talk:Lakewood High School (Lake Odessa, Michigan)#Weight and BLP issues and a related discussion at Talk:List of people from Michigan#Regarding Chad Curtis that may be of interest to this project. Your comments are welcome. John from Idegon (talk) 20:48, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Drafts for missing Michigan Supreme Court Justices

The following drafts have been created for ten missing Michigan Supreme Court Justices:

  1. Draft:Aaron V. McAlvay
  2. Draft:Charles D. Long
  3. Draft:Conrad L. Mallett, Jr.
  4. Draft:Daniel Goodwin (Michigan jurist)
  5. Draft:Edward H. C. Wilson
  6. Draft:Edward M. Sharpe
  7. Draft:George Martin (Michigan jurist)
  8. Draft:Harry S. Toy
  9. Draft:John S. McDonald
  10. Draft:Nelson Sharpe

Any help in completing these drafts and moving them to mainspace would be welcome. They all contain links to the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society pages for these Justices, so they should be easy to source. Cheers! bd2412 T 13:26, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Turnip Rock

Good Afternoon,

I just did this recently and was looking at it for Ecology information unfortunately I couldn't find any information with credibility in order to add in current ecology information, however I did notice that this article does not touch on Kayaking or a water method id the only way to get out there due to the private land or that it is a roughly 7 mile kayak and will take you between 2-4 hours in order to make this journey.

I suggest adding in- "This trip will take roughly between 2-4 hours via Kayak and you will go roughly 7 miles round trip. Kayak rentals are available in town." [1] [2]

Thank you, Gabby T Tayl7205 (talk) 23:46, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

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Years in Michigan

Over the last couple months, I've been trying to build out a series of "years in Michigan" articles. So far, 1950, 1955-1956, 1962, 1974, and 1980 in Michigan have a lot of content. The following additional years have been started, but still need a lot of work: 1895, 1901, 1905, 1910, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1930-1954, and 1957-1961, 1963-1966, 1968-1973, 1975-1978 still need a lot of work. Other years have not yet been created. Ideas for content and/or formatting and assistance in starting/building out these articles are welcome. Cbl62 (talk) 21:27, 20 July 2017 (UTC) Updated. Cbl62 (talk) 14:14, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

"Trolls" in Michigan

Those who live below the bridge. Discussion about use of term in infobox here 7&6=thirteen () 14:13, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

Welcoming template

Does this WikiProject have a welcoming template? Phoenix-Five may be a nice add for this project. — Mr. Guye (talk) (contribs)  16:14, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

Disambiguation links on pages tagged by this wikiproject

Wikipedia has many thousands of wikilinks which point to disambiguation pages. It would be useful to readers if these links directed them to the specific pages of interest, rather than making them search through a list. Members of WikiProject Disambiguation have been working on this and the total number is now below 20,000 for the first time. Some of these links require specialist knowledge of the topics concerned and therefore it would be great if you could help in your area of expertise.

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Swartz Creek article issues

Please join the discussion at the Swartz Creek talk page over issues regarding:

  • WP:WEIGHT regard a shared fire department should have its own section, given that it would be referenced/linked from two other articles
  • Secondary infoboxes
  • notable resident - supposed promo hatracked
  • whether an AP article published in a local paper is valid or nor as a reliable source
  • historic population table Spshu (talk) 20:05, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Genesee County millage

Please join the discussion at the Genesee County talk page regarding levied millages on whether or not it is historical or violates WP:NOTNEWS. Spshu (talk) 20:05, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

List of mayors of Traverse City, Michigan

*Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of mayors of Traverse City, Michigan 
Broad policy question.  List that inclues 150 years of mayors being eliminated as "non notable."  WP:Not paper.  7&6=thirteen () 21:24, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Mackinac College (Mackinac Island), an article within the scope of WikiProject Michigan

The Talk tab for a stub about Mackinac College requests updating and additional material. As it happens, on 7 March 2018 I uploaded into the Talk section (1) a critique of the current article and (2) a new Mackinac College article. I am interested in replacing the current stub with our new article. Please have a look! I'll put my name in the list of contributors. Karin D. E. Everett (talk) 01:58, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

New Michigan userbox templates

New Michigan userbox templates are now available at Template:User WP Michigan and Template:User WP United States. Yours aye,  Buaidh  talk contribs 22:48, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject

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Split proposal

Here, I have proposed a split of the article Kmart. I would appreciate if someone would weigh in. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 17:23, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Help needed at UMich library

There's presently a request at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Resource_Exchange/Resource_Request#The Namasudras of Bengal via HathiTrust for help with a book available in the UMich library system (and few other places). Is there someone here who might be able to help out? LeadSongDog come howl! 14:40, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

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 15:46, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Gretchen Whitmer lead photo

Hey y'all,

There have been quite a few edits recently to Gretchen Whitmer related to what photo of Whitmer is shown at the top of the article. Is there a more practiced Wikipedian who can weigh in as to what photo should be used? Should we wait for an official gubernatorial photograph?

I'm just trying to reach consensus so we can focus on improving the article's content and not devolve into a flame war. Thanks! MatthewRMiller2 (talk) 00:42, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Spelling of LeRoy, Michigan Title

Greetings,

Please correct the spelling of the article title to "LeRoy, Michigan". There is no space between the "e" and the "R", and there never has been.

http://www.leroymichigan.org/about.html https://www.facebook.com/groups/201961230259987/permalink/335746250214817/

Many thanks! Kim Warden LeRoy Village Resident

Karen, I consulted my copy of Walter Romig's excellent book, Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities and confirmed that the community name does in fact lack a space. I moved the map graphic over on Wikimedia Commons so that it appears in the article again after you changed the name of the file. I've placed a request for an administrator to delete the "LeRoy, Michigan" redirect so that we can move "Le Roy, Michigan" to that title. Once that is done, the article title will be updated. Imzadi 1979  15:11, 26 December 2018 (UTC)
Moved the article. Rmhermen (talk) 15:33, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

WP 1.0 Bot Beta

Hello! Your WikiProject has been selected to participate in the WP 1.0 Bot rewrite beta. This means that, starting in the next few days or weeks, your assessment tables will be updated using code in the new bot, codenamed Lucky. You can read more about this change on the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial team page. Thanks! audiodude (talk) 06:47, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

[[Category:Motorsports Hall of Fame of America inductees]] up for deletion

See Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. 7&6=thirteen () 17:46, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Category Discussion 7&6=thirteen () 17:48, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

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.

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Merger proposal

It has been proposed to merge List of automobile manufacturers of Michigan into List of automobile manufacturers of the United States. --Bamyers99 (talk) 15:19, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Somerset photo at end of galleries

Hello,

I have noticed that, in the galleries of at least two articles – Birmingham, Michigan and Plymouth, Michigan – when scrolling to the end in full-page view, an image of the Somerset Collection (located in Troy, Michigan) appears. I see nothing in the source about this image though so have no idea how to delete it. Can anyone help me here? Thanks.

Michipedian (talk) 00:00, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

fire lookout tower(s)?

Is there really only one fire lookout tower in Michigan? Udell Lookout Tower is the sole member of Category:Fire lookout towers in Michigan and it is the only one I can find in the National Register's NRIS database, which makes the Michigan section of new List of fire lookout towers look pathetic. :( User:Andrew Jameson? Anyone? --Doncram (talk) 11:28, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

User:Doncram: There's only one on the NRHP. This site says there are about 25 remaining of over 200 original sites; this site lists five that are on the National Historic Lookout Register. Andrew Jameson (talk) 16:23, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Editing Gordon Food Service page

The Gordon Food Service article is quite out of date. I noted on the talk page that I updated it at Draft:Gordon Food Service. I do work for Gordon Food Service, but I tried to make my content neutral. Could we implement my changes? KatyleedyGFS (talk) 11:30, 4 October 2019 (UTC)KatyleedyGFS

Dan Gilbert of Quicken Loans

Hello! My name is Andrea and I am an employee of Quicken Loans. I'd like to suggest some improvements to the Dan Gilbert article. Because of my conflict of interest as an employee, I will only post my suggestions on talk pages. You are welcome to view my specific request here. Will an editor that has an interest in improving this article please take a look and implement as they see fit? Thank you! AndreaQL (talk) 14:29, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

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 by....you! 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)

Proposed merger/deletion of Jan Pol (veterinarian) and The Incredible Dr. Pol

Needs more sources. Notability, independent of the show? The Incredible Dr. Pol Impending AFD or Merger. Merger discussion. 7&6=thirteen () 17:07, 5 January 2020 (UTC)

Four missing Michigan Supreme Court justices

Only four Michigan Supreme Court justice drafts remain to be finished:

  1. Draft:Edward H. C. Wilson - Edward H. C. Wilson
  2. Draft:Edward M. Sharpe - Edward M. Sharpe
  3. Draft:John S. McDonald - John S. McDonald
  4. Draft:Nelson Sharpe - Nelson Sharpe

Cheers! BD2412 T 21:00, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

Governor's Residence

Michigan Governor's Mansion seems more like a colloquial term. Based on the external source at the bottom and this Free Press article (not the most robust sourcing, I know) I wonder if Michigan Governor's Residence would be the more accurate term for the house in Lansing.

Aaron Bales — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:405:4981:1990:C5F2:121B:A689:83BF (talk) 17:31, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

Off wiki controversy affecting an FA article of interest to this project

Please see Talk:Ann Arbor, Michigan#Change the main Ann Arbor city photo. John from Idegon (talk) 06:03, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Gerald Ford FAR

I have nominated Gerald Ford 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) 17:32, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Ruth Johnson picture copyright

Hey, sorry if I'm asking this in the wrong place, please let know if there's a better place to put this question. I was looking at Ruth Johnson's page, and noticed her picture here: Picture. It's listed under the "Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication." Is this true, and if so, how can we check that? The website does say that the picture is free for public use, but I remember I uploaded photos that had a similar disclaimer that were taken down. I may have simply put the wrong copywright information on them, but I wanted to check if this was valid for inclusion on Wikimedia, because if so, I'd like to upload more pictures with this disclaimer for the Michigan WikiProject.RoundSquare (talk) 05:12, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

Adding this here for future

New article added to the WikiProject. Impeachment resolution of Gretchen Whitmer. Elijahandskip (talk) 17:22, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Adding the rest of the Years relating to Michigan

ArekSmith (talk) 15:07, 5 December 2020 (UTC) You guys will be adding the rest of the Years relating to Michigan.

FAR for University of Michigan

I have nominated University of Michigan 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. (t · c) buidhe 22:30, 15 December 2020 (UTC)

FAR Michigan State University

I have nominated Michigan State University 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. FemkeMilene (talk) 07:58, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Michigan State Spartans GA Reassessment

Michigan State Spartans, an article that you or your project may be interested in, 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. Pbrks (talk) 03:37, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Making a location map for Wayne County, MI

I've created Module:Location map/data/WayneCountyMI, which allows Wayne County locations to be put on pushpin maps in infoboxes. So far, I've added it to a few pages (see the infobox on Zug Island for an example of what I mean). Adding this to everything might prove impossible for one person, so I'll post here in case someone else is in the mood. jp×g 22:04, 6 April 2021 (UTC)

FAR for Mackinac Island

I have nominated Mackinac Island 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. (t · c) buidhe 05:35, 19 June 2021 (UTC)

Online edit-a-thon: Black architects of Detroit

Architects.Build.Wiki is an initiative to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Black architects and their buildings. Please join an online edit-a-thon on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, part of the 50th annual conference of the National Organization of Minority Architects. In this event we will focus on the architects of Detroit and Michigan; we hope to expand the initiative to other areas in the coming years.

Wikipedia:Meetup:Detroit/Architects Build Wiki October 2021

-Pete Forsyth (talk) 04:30, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

Jocelyn Benson Year of Birth

The current article for Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says she was born on October 22, 1977. Can anyone help me find a source of this informaton, or information to the contrary? It doesn't seem to be cited anywhere in the article, and its proving to be difficult information to find. RoundSquare (talk) 03:50, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

Shinola

Hello. My name is John and I'm here on behalf of Detroit-based Shinola (retail company) to suggest some updates and corrections to the company's article. Given my conflict of interest, which I've disclosed on the article's Talk page, I'll be sharing suggestions for others to review instead of making the changes on my own.

My first request here seeks to correct existing text about how watches are assembled, based on sources already used as citations. I'm not getting editor feedback even using the "request edit" template as suggested, so I'm hoping someone from WikiProject Michigan can help.

Thanks in advance! JS at Shinola (talk) 20:26, 12 November 2021 (UTC)

Photos needed for some islands in the Detroit River, near Grosse Ile

Currently, I've nominated Powder House Island as a featured article candidate, but I cannot for the life of me track down a high-resolution photo of it that's freely licensed. There are a number of islands in the Detroit River that are in a similar situation. Specifically, around Grosse Ile there are two GAs (Stony Island and Fox Island) that don't have any recent photos, as well as most of the members of Category:Islands of the Detroit River. If anyone is in the area and feels like taking a few shots, I'd be quite appreciative. jp×g 21:58, 2 December 2021 (UTC)

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" Deprecated.com. Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[https://www.deprecated.com/article Article of things]" ''Deprecated.com''. 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}

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