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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)

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.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.

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

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

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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)

TownshipsEdit

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)

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

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)

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

Up for deletion: List of tallest buildings in Columbia, MissouriEdit

Needs moire and better sources. Several of the buildings on on NRHP. 7&6=thirteen () 14:42, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

The consensus was "Keep". If you contributed thank you. The article has been much expanded, but is still in need of pictures. Grey Wanderer (talk) 00:23, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Popular pagesEdit

I've requested a popular page report be generated for this project. Grey Wanderer (talk) 20:25, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

The report is updated monthly and can be viewed here. Grey Wanderer (talk) 00:12, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Portal:MissouriEdit

Proposal to delete all portals. The discussion is at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Proposal to delete Portal space. Voceditenore (talk) 08:39, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Request for information on WP1.0 web toolEdit

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)

I'd like to update the entry for The Joplin Globe, but I'm a Globe staff memberEdit

The main reason for my post is to disclose my affiliation in attempting to update https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Joplin_Globe.

My name is Joe Hadsall, and I'm the digital editor for the Globe. Our entry is not quite accurate, regarding our history, but I don't want to start changing things around without checking to see your workflow for verification. I assume that copy-pasting from our About Us page (https://www.joplinglobe.com/site/about-us.html) would not exactly be kosher, but if it's as easy as that, I'll get to work.

Thanks for your feedback! ~joe jhadsall@joplinglobe.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by JoeHadsall (talkcontribs) 23:49, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

Location stubs based on GNISEdit

Well, I'm not so sure how active this project is anymore, but maybe this'll get some attention. A large number of small place stubs for locations in Missouri are based off of GNIS, which isn't a great source for determining if a location would meet the legally recognized community standard of WP:GEOLAND. For examples Yolo, Missouri was a post office that had a stub created from a GNIS misidentification, Dilday Mill, Missouri was a GNIS error where it recognized Dilday Mill as a town, and there are many more like this. This from the Missouri State Historical Society is a good resource identifying the old history of points. While it's sometimes unclear exactly what something formerly was, the MSHS source is pretty good overall. Remember, GEOLAND only gives free passes to legally recognized populated places, everything else must pass WP:GNG. I've been trying to do some cleanup, but it's a big task, and there's only so much I can do at a time. Besides the MSHS source, there's also this database of old topo maps, which generally shows population points. The topos have their limitations, but the small-scale ones mark individual buildings, which helps determine if something was a town or a farm. Most of the states seem to have these non-notable stubs that are basically spurious entries, at the California WikiProjecct has a whole task force: Wikipedia:WikiProject California/GNIS cleanup task force. Is there any interest in creating a similar task force for Missouri cleanup? Hog Farm Bacon 04:30, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

Anybody got any photos from Newtonia?Edit

First Battle of Newtonia Historic District, Mathew H. Ritchey House, and Second Battle of Newtonia Site are all project-related GAs in the same little area (all on NRHP too). All three could use a site image; if anyone here's got some photos of the Newtonia sites, if you could upload them to Commons and add them to the respective articles, that would be much appreciated. Hog Farm Bacon 21:24, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Article request: Housing in MissouriEdit

Wikipedia readers would be grateful if your project would consider creating a new article about Housing in Missouri. Here are some sources of information:

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

Best regards, -- M2545 (talk) 09:52, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Southeast MissourianEdit

Good morning all. Does anyone have access to the online archives of the Southeast Missourian? I'm looking for some articles to help with expanding Tim Billings. Details here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Resource Exchange/Resource Request/Archive_100#Southeast Missourian articles about Tim Billings. Thanks, Mackensen (talk) 13:08, 3 November 2020 (UTC)

Discussion of interestEdit

Members of this project may be interested in this discussion. Beyond My Ken (talk) 23:38, 29 January 2021 (UTC)

Crowder CollegeEdit

I am a non-traditional student at Crowder College. This semester, I am planning to edit the Wikipedia article about the college as part of a class project. I am studying under the alternative energy program at Crowder College. I have been considering moving the Recognition section to the end of the article and then adding sections so that it might match other articles about community colleges. Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated. DonneyC (talk) 20:48, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

Libertyville MOEdit

Libertville Mo was once known as " Cooks Settlement " after Nathanial Cook who founded it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thundercloud47 (talkcontribs) 23:42, 6 March 2021 (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)

Please Check Out Draft For "Missouri Sunshine Law"Edit

I have been working on a new article today, I hope you all agree with the notability, it is certainly something I hear in the local news a lot so surprised to see it does not already have an article. Additions and promotion to a real article would be great to see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Missouri_Sunshine_Law ;sig: Aramantha (talk) 21:12, 17 June 2021 (UTC)

Terrific! Thanks for creating it. -- M2545 (talk) 12:24, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

Leaders Of Executive DepartmentsEdit

I have created drafts for all of the current directors/commissioners of the executive departments (https://www.mo.gov/government/guide-to-missouris-government/). I will be working on many of these in the future, most immediately Sarah Parker Pauly (for whom I have a good pool of sources), If you can, would love your help!:

Already created articles:

Aramantha (talk) 12:35, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

Wow, great job, that’s a big task. Grey Wanderer (talk) 17:24, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

Mike CierpiotEdit

Mike Cierpiot, an article that you or your project may be interested in, 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. Aircorn (talk) 22:59, 17 August 2021 (UTC)

Missing Missouri Supreme Court JusticesEdit

Drafts are underway for missing Missouri Supreme Court Justices. Any help completing these drafts and moving them to mainspace would be great. Cheers! BD2412 T 00:05, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

GAREdit

Slackers CDs and Games 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 03:27, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

FAR for USS MissouriEdit

I have nominated USS Missouri (BB-63) 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. Hog Farm Talk 02:12, 9 April 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" 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}

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

Ascension requestEdit

Hi editors, my name is KC and I work for Ascension. I've been trying to make some updates to the Ascension article but my requests have not been getting reviewed. I'd love some feedback on my latest request and was hoping someone here might be interested. Please let me know! I won't make any changes due to my COI, but hope I can be helpful! KC at Ascension (talk) 16:08, 7 June 2022 (UTC)