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Hanford Site Featured article reviewEdit

I have nominated Hanford Site for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the 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" in regards to the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:27, 25 September 2022 (UTC)

Duplicate articles for Edward William Black?Edit

These two articles (William Black (soldier) and Edward Black (soldier)) appear to be about the same person (youngest serving soldier in the American Civil War). Perhaps there is an editor here experienced with American Civil War era sources who could sort it out and merge the articles if appropriate? Archer1234 (talk) 10:33, 26 September 2022 (UTC)

Just noting that these were created by the same editor hours apart and had, at least back then, a see also from Edward to William: [1], [2]. Perhaps brothers? Ljleppan (talk) 11:20, 26 September 2022 (UTC)
Does appear to be the same person. I would also point out that there are at least two other William Blacks who were soldiers, so "(soldier)" is incomplete disambiguation. -- Necrothesp (talk) 13:25, 28 September 2022 (UTC)

Wikiproject Military history coordinator election voting closing soonEdit

Voting for the upcoming project coordinator election closes soon, at 23:59 on 28 September. A team of up to ten coordinators will be elected for the next coordination year. The project coordinators are the designated points of contact for issues concerning the project, and are responsible for maintaining our internal structure and processes. They do not, however, have any authority over article content or editor conduct, or any other special powers. More information on being a coordinator is available here. Voting is conducted using simple approval voting and questions for the candidates are welcome. The voting itself is occurring here If you have any questions, you can contact any member of the current coord team. Hog Farm Talk 20:13, 26 September 2022 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Wes NoldenEdit

 

The article Wes Nolden has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

In its 13.86 years on the site, this article has had—at best— two reliable sources previously, and those were oft subject to blanking by SPAs. With this re-write, only thee sources presented themselves, and the weightiest one is dubious. This has failed the notability guideline for longer than some productive editors have been alive, and even now doesn't meet muster.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. — Fourthords | =Λ= | 19:54, 27 September 2022 (UTC)

Draft:Battle of TrindadeEdit

Would appreciate someone taking a look at this draft from both a notability perspective and prose cleanup. It is clear the editor, who is new, spent some time creating it. S0091 (talk) 21:10, 27 September 2022 (UTC)

Had a look, OK except for not knowing much about WP such as overlinking, not citing the material and not alpha sorting the references. Evidence of the author not having English as a first language. Couldn't resist a cheeky little drive-by edit. Keith-264 (talk) 12:19, 28 September 2022 (UTC)

Help identifying a uniformEdit

Trying to get any information about the uniform depicted here. I'm having a very hard time getting solid biographical information about this person, and am hoping the uniform would help pin down the date of the photo, or really anything else about him. - Jmabel | Talk 00:56, 28 September 2022 (UTC)

 
Colonel Melvin Grigsby (Spanish-American War)

Looks like this fellow except that your subject seems to be a Major General rather than a Colonel. US Army officer uniforms of the 1890s were at their high point of simplicity, unlike the Navy. Jim.henderson (talk) 01:58, 30 September 2022 (UTC)

  • If the standing image is expanded, I think the shoulder board looks more like a major or lieutenant colonel on a light background. I can't remember when cavalry's branch color changed from black to gold/yellow.--Georgia Army Vet Contribs Talk 02:30, 30 September 2022 (UTC)
  • There are two Joseph Andersons in Heitman and no Melvin Grigsby.--Georgia Army Vet Contribs Talk 02:49, 30 September 2022 (UTC)

Featured article review for ironclad warshipEdit

User:Buidhe has nominated Ironclad warship for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the 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" in regards to the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:04, 30 September 2022 (UTC)