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Killing of Victor Mejia PootEdit

Victor Mejia Poot's killing at the hands of police at a medical facility in 2001(?) drew widespread media attention, most notably from the then-new Portland Tribune. (I was working there, but not in the newsroom, at the time.) I'm not sure where those early issues are archived, but I can probably track them down. This is an article that should exist. Here's one source from a quick search.

Fleetwood, OregonEdit

This article was initially assessed as   class. Since town only existed a few years and was never very big, article must be close to  . Any suggestions regarding what I could add/expand to get it up to that level before I archive my notes and move on to other topics…thanks.--Orygun (talk) 21:23, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

  Done Rater gave it a "B or better" at the 87.5% confidence range. Good stuff! Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 22:47, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

  • Thanks for follow-up review!--Orygun (talk) 19:22, 6 April 2022 (UTC)

Oregon Parks ForeverEdit

The "Oregon Parks Forever" web page is out of date. It reads:

"Oregon Parks Forever (formerly the Oregon State Parks Foundation) is a U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of state parks in Oregon. While the organization works collaboratively with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, it is an independent organization, with its own board and priorities established in 1995.[1] Its mission is 'to raise funds to enhance and preserve the experience of using the more than 260 Oregon State Parks, now and for generations to come.'"

They no longer focus on state parks. Their current mission reads "Our mission is to raise funds to enhance and preserve special places and experiences in Oregon’s parks, now and for generations to come, and to encourage and promote an outdoor lifestyle."

Recommend changing this to:

"Oregon Parks Forever (formerly the Oregon State Parks Foundation) is a U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of parks in Oregon. The organization is an independent organization with staff and a board.[1] Its mission is 'raise funds to enhance and preserve special places and experiences in Oregon’s parks, now and for generations to come, and to encourage and promote an outdoor lifestyle.'"[2]

[1] https://www.orparksforever.org/about-us/meet-our-team/ [2] https://www.orparksforever.org/mission/

Chris, Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.

Chrisahavel (talk) 19:36, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

Charisahavel, I made the changes you requested and added a couple of news sources from newspapers.com. Do you know of any additional news articles about the organization? — Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 22:44, 14 April 2022 (UTC)
Wow, fast edit @Grand'mere Eugene. You got the ones I'm aware of. The nonprofit no longer has an agreement to do fundraising for the Oregon State Park system (which makes information about state park funding seem kind of odd here, since it implies that filling a funding gap in state park finances is still their purpose), but that information about the end of their agreement doesn't have a source I can point to yet. When the information is published, I will bring a citation back for your review. Thanks much. Chrisahavel (talk) 00:31, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

Good article nominees: Bolivia Carmichaels, Flawless Shade, Poison WatersEdit

I've nominated Bolivia Carmichaels, Flawless Shade, and Poison Waters for Good article status, if any project members are interested in reviewing. Trying to improve coverage of local LGBT culture and history. Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:41, 21 April 2022 (UTC)

Poison Waters has been   promoted. One down, two to go! ---Another Believer (Talk) 13:59, 19 May 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) 16:02, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Epic Aircraft COI edit requestsEdit

Hi! I've posted some COI edit requests at Talk:Epic Aircraft, a company headquartered in Bend. Most of the requests were handled a few weeks ago by someone from WikiProject Aviation, but there are a few fairly small items outstanding (clearly marked). Sharing in case anyone here is interested in taking a look. Thank you for any help or feedback! Mary Gaulke (talk) 18:48, 15 May 2022 (UTC)