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BLP Missouri politicianEdit

I just found this article: Wes Shoemaker. I googled but found nothing and he isn't listed on any of the state's legislative lists. Could the article just be old, or is it wrong, or am I wrong? Any assistance would be great. Outback the koala (talk) 05:07, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

sorry, it just a double article. Here the actual one: Wes Shoemyer. Outback the koala (talk) 05:08, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for catching that Outback. I've been reworking the correct one, Wes ShoeMYER, but nver knew there was an orphan out there with his last name spelled wrong. I don't have any experience with getting an entire Wiki deleted. Can someone on the WikiMissouri project help? Just make sure to delete Wes Shoemaker and NOT Wes Shoemyer lol! Much thanks! Sector001 (talk) 05:34, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

I put it for afd at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Wes Shoemaker. Outback the koala (talk) 05:46, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Problem solved. One of the head honcho editors deleted the Shoemaker wiki. All is well again.Sector001 (talk) 18:24, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Wiki's for Missouri politiciansEdit

Hi folks. I've been working on expanding existing Wiki's for Mo. government officials and creating ones for those that were lacking (i.e. Walter Naylor Davis). I've been tagging them as unassessed. Do I do the assessing (doesn't seem right) or is there a committee of some sort that does that? This is a new area for me so I'm a bit confuzzled. Here are some I created besides Davis -- Mike Parson (politician), Jay Wasson, Mike Kehoe, Dan W. Brown (politician), Jason T. Smith (politician), Tishaura Jones. My goal was to at least have a Wiki for all the current leadership of the Mo. General Assembly. Hope I've not made a mess of things or more work for others =)Feedback? Advice? Sector001 (talk) 19:31, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

You can assess it as long as you don't call it a GA or FA, etc. without going through the proper review processes. If an article you create is start-class, just mark it as such; it saves time for others. Regarding the actual articles you created, there are citation templates available to format the references in a standard format. You can use {{cite book}}, {{cite web}}, etc. between the <ref> and </ref> instead of a plain link ( , etc.). If you go through your created articles and do this, they will look much nicer! Also, if you didn't know, the did you know process lets you get your created articles on the Main Page. The basic requirements are: 1 article must be at least 1500 characters or prose long, not including references or lists, etc.; 2 OR article must have been expanded with new text at least five times the amount of prose characters before OR two times the amount of prose characters before if the article is about a living person; 3 the article must be nominated for did you know within five days of its creation or expansion; 4 the article must not have any maintenance/cleanup tags on it or be very lacking in references/other serious issues. Full rules are at this page; you should consider nominating for DYK the next time you create an article as it gives exposure tor your work. Cheers, /ƒETCHCOMMS/ 01:58, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Peabody Energy cont.Edit

As I have a WP:COI with this article, I posted about earlier revisions to the Peabody Energy article on this WikiProject’s talk page and was hoping someone might again be willing to take a look at some additional revisions I proposed to the article's Black Mesa controversy section. Thanks for your time. JamesClyde (talk) 15:08, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Thomas EagletonEdit

It seems we have it that Eagleton served as Lieutenant Governor and US Senator, concurrently from December 1968 to January 1969. Is this actually correct? GoodDay (talk) 00:24, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Photos of County CourthousesEdit

I have a personal project concerned with gathering/taking quality photographs of all county courthouses in Missouri. The page I use to organize this is in the User namespace at User:Kbh3rd/Courthouses. As the map there shows, any help from folks in the western or south-western parts of the state would be a boon. If you upload a courthouse picture, please do so to Commons. If you'd take the time to notify me of any additions so that I can update the map and table, I'd surely appreciate it. --Kbh3rdtalk 00:26, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Help needed from K.CEdit

I made a few long road trips this summer & fall and removed a lot of red from this map. But I don't know when I'd ever make it up to Rock Port. Help with that and some of the others in the Kansas City orbit would sure be appreciated.

There's also that swath from Vienna to Osceola. I might arrange a pleasant springtime drive for those if they're not taken care of by then. --Kbh3rdtalk 16:16, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Heritage Home GroupEdit

I proposed a split because this company is not the same one previously called Furniture Brands International. There was a mistake in one of my sources and I wasn't sure what the policy was. I have finally decided since the companies are separate there should be two articles. Any objections?

Also, Furniture Brands should remain in WikiProject Missouri but Heritage spent only a short time there. It has moved to North Carolina.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 19:19, 9 December 2015 (UTC)


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Auto-assessment of article classesEdit

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Wings of Hope (charity)Edit

Would someone from WP:MO mind taking a look at Wings of Hope (charity) and assessing it? Also, the sourcing seems a bit weak, so I'm not sure if it satisfies WP:ORG. Thanks in advance. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:27, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

US 50,000 Challenge inviteEdit

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more states than they might otherwise work on. If there's the interest I will start 1000 State Challenges like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of states regularly contributing. If you would like to see masses of articles being improved for the US and your specialist/home state like Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, sign up today and once the challenge starts a contest can be organized. This is a way we can target every state, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant and also sign under any state sub challenge on the page that you might contribute to! Thankyou.♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:19, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

The Doe Run CompanyEdit

Hello! I'm an employee of the Doe Run Company, a Missouri-based natural resources company. I'm interested in updating the company's Wikipedia article. To start, I've suggested a handful of edits on the Talk page here. Would someone on this page be able to check out my ideas and make some of the changes? TS at Doe Run (talk) 18:09, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Requesting help to expand and update the Maritz, LLC articleEdit

Hello, I'm trying to expand and update the Maritz, LLC Wikipedia article on behalf of Maritz Holdings, Inc., which is based in St. Louis. More specifically, I am hoping to find neutral editors who can review the "Corporate overview", "Current subsidiaries", and/or "Former subsidiaries" sections proposed here. As I mentioned in the edit request, I know this is a lot of text to review, and I am fine with separating this one request into separate requests for each section, if necessary. This request is not to change existing text but to expand information about the company's overall structure and subsidiaries. All of the information is sourced, and I've made neutrality a top priority. I am happy to answer questions on my talk page or within the edit request on the article's talk page. Thanks for any help in advance. (talk) 21:55, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Upcoming "420 collaboration"Edit

You are invited to participate in the upcoming

"420 collaboration",

which is being held from Saturday, April 15 to Sunday, April 30, and especially on April 20, 2017!

The purpose of the collaboration, which is being organized by WikiProject Cannabis, is to create and improve cannabis-related content at Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in a variety of fields, including: culture, health, hemp, history, medicine, politics, and religion.

WikiProject Missouri participants may be particularly interested in the following: Cannabis in Missouri.

For more information about this campaign, and to learn how you can help improve Wikipedia, please visit the "420 collaboration" page.

---Another Believer (Talk) 14:59, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Popular pages reportEdit

We – Community Tech – are happy to announce that the Popular pages bot is back up-and-running (after a one year hiatus)! You're receiving this message because your WikiProject or task force is signed up to receive the popular pages report. Every month, Community Tech bot will post at Wikipedia:WikiProject Missouri/Popular pages with a list of the most-viewed pages over the previous month that are within the scope of WikiProject Missouri.

We've made some enhancements to the original report. Here's what's new:

  • The pageview data includes both desktop and mobile data.
  • The report will include a link to the pageviews tool for each article, to dig deeper into any surprises or anomalies.
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We're grateful to Mr.Z-man for his original Mr.Z-bot, and we wish his bot a happy robot retirement. Just as before, we hope the popular pages reports will aid you in understanding the reach of WikiProject Missouri, and what articles may be deserving of more attention. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at m:User talk:Community Tech bot.

Warm regards, the Community Tech Team 17:16, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Missing Missouri Supreme Court JusticesEdit

Drafts have been created for the following Missouri Supreme Court Justices. Any help completing these drafts and moving them to mainspace would be great. Cheers! bd2412 T 12:08, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

  1. Draft:Albert M. Clark
  2. Draft:Archelaus Marius Woodson
  3. Draft:Berryman Henwood
  4. Draft:Charles A. Leedy, Jr.
  5. Draft:Charles G. Revelle
  6. Draft:Charles Thomas Hays
  7. Draft:Clarence Alexander Burney
  8. Draft:Clem F. Storckman
  9. Draft:Conway Elder
  10. Draft:David Elmore Blair
  11. Draft:David Wagner (judge)
  12. Draft:Edward Augustus Lewis
  13. Draft:Edward Higbee
  14. Draft:Ephraim Brevard Ewing
  15. Draft:Ernest Moss Tipton
  16. Draft:Ernest S. Gantt
  17. Draft:Francis Marion Black
  18. Draft:Frank Ely Atwood
  19. Draft:Frank Hollingsworth
  20. Draft:Fred Lincoln Williams
  21. Draft:Gavon Drummond Burgess
  22. Draft:George Robb Ellison
  23. Draft:Henry I. Eager
  24. Draft:Henry J. Westhues
  25. Draft:Henry Lamm
  26. Draft:Henry M. Vories
  27. Draft:James Baker (Missouri)
  28. Draft:James Britton Gantt
  29. Draft:James David Fox
  30. Draft:James Harvey Birch
  31. Draft:James Marsh Douglas
  32. Draft:John Chilton Brown
  33. Draft:John Crowley Richardson
  34. Draft:John D. S. Dryden
  35. Draft:John Dillar Cook
  36. Draft:John Ferguson Ryland
  37. Draft:John Isaac Williamson
  38. Draft:John Kennish
  39. Draft:John Lilburn Thomas
  40. Draft:John Turner White
  41. Draft:John Ward Henry
  42. Draft:Lawrence Holman
  43. Draft:Leroy D. Valliant
  44. Draft:Priestly Harvey McBride
  45. Draft:Raymond B. Lucas
  46. Draft:Richard Livingston Goode
  47. Draft:Robert D. Ray (Missouri)
  48. Draft:Robert Franklin Walker
  49. Draft:Robert William Otto
  50. Draft:Rufus Pettibone
  51. Draft:Shephard Barclay
  52. Draft:Sidna Poage Dalton
  53. Draft:Theodore Brace
  54. Draft:Thomas James Clark Flagg
  55. Draft:Waller Washington Graves
  56. Draft:Walter D. Coles
  57. Draft:Walter L. Lovelace
  58. Draft:Waltour Moss Robinson
  59. Draft:Warren Currier
  60. Draft:Warwick Hough
  61. Draft:Washington Adams
  62. Draft:William Champe Marshall
  63. Draft:William Francis Frank
  64. Draft:William Muir Williams
  65. Draft:William T. Ragland

More for The Doe Run CompanyEdit

Hello! I'm an employee of The Doe Run Company and I'm here again as a representative of the company, which is based in St Louis. I have saved an expanded and updated draft here, and submitted an edit request on the article's talk page. My goals are to correct factual inaccuracies, source all content, and provide a more thorough overview of the company's operations, among others outlined in more detail in the edit request. Would someone from this page be able to give this a look over? TS at Doe Run (talk) 17:04, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

{{WikiProject United States}}Edit

Is there any interest in adding Missouri to {{WikiProject United States}}? It seems like a useful template for regional articles that are of interest to many states. I'm working on some botany pages that span gulf states, and I'm hoping to not have to add separate banners for all six states that aren't in the template -Furicorn (talk) 07:59, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

I rather like the separate format, but I'm quite open to others opinions. Grey Wanderer (talk) 16:21, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Richland Township mapping concernEdit

Please see Talk:Richland Township, Scott County, Missouri. Can anyone help?: Noyster (talk), 09:14, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

History of Winona's name - questionEdit

Is there any documentation of the Winona MN connection? Wondering who that logger would've been. I've always heard that the name came from the Indian word. I have nothing to go on other than folklore, but am curious. Thanks!

LynneLynnea1 (talk) 14:00, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

Can you be more specific? Connection to what in Missouri? Grey Wanderer (talk) 05:18, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

New Missouri userbox templatesEdit

New Missouri userbox templates are now available at Template:User WP Missouri and Template:User WP United States. Yours aye,  Buaidh  talk contribs 22:51, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProjectEdit

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

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On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

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Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:48, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, since I created Portal:Missouri I went ahead and listed myself as a maintainer of that portal. Grey Wanderer (talk) 05:17, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

Notable people - Dillon brothers - Rolla, MOEdit

Would appreciate editors more familiar with Missouri than I commenting at the discussion "Notable people - Dillon brothers - references don't establish connection to Rolla" at Talk:Rolla, Missouri. --papageno (talk) 03:54, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

I checked it out. Looks like the issue is resolved for now. Grey Wanderer (talk) 05:13, 6 February 2019 (UTC)


I've been trying to sort out the township situation, which is rather a mess. I have updated civil township to accurately reflect that Missouri does have them, but List of townships in Missouri seems to be saying that every county has them, and has a lot more of them than (as I understand it) currently exist. Is there someone who can help with this, and find a historical perspective on the situation? Mangoe (talk) 17:15, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Sorry for the late reply. Every county does have them. However, they don’t usually have governing bodies or functions nowadays as in some states. I think they can have some function, but only in the most rural part of the state. In Boone County, with the urban center of Columbia, I can safely say 98%+ people don’t know they exists although I did create articles for them. Grey Wanderer (talk) 17:15, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!Edit

Please note that St. Louis cuisine, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by MusikBot talk 00:05, 24 September 2018 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

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 15:46, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

WP 1.0 Bot BetaEdit

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Thanks for the update. Grey Wanderer (talk) 06:52, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
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