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Discussions about WikiProject tasksEdit

Removing deleted portalsEdit

Regardless of whether ALL the new portals should be deleted, there are a few dozen portals which have been deleted. All traces of those portals should be removed from article-space and Category, Template, and any other user-facing spaces. Most of this could be done by bots. Since the links were mostly added by bots, this should be done by bots. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 03:12, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Silence.... — Arthur Rubin (talk) 19:05, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
@Arthur Rubin: while I agree 100% in theory, one (the only?) nice thing is that most of the portal links are implemented with the {{portal}} template. If a specific portal listed as one of its parameters is deleted, the template logic suppresses the display of a redlink. Accordingly, I have not seen portal redlinks in the user-facing spaces. UnitedStatesian (talk) 12:43, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Portal assessmentEdit

I have marked Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals/Assessment as historical since assessments are done by the subject-area WikiProjects, not by namespace area WikiProjects. Wikipedia:WikiProject Categories and Wikipedia:WikiProject Wikipedia-Books do not do assessments. UnitedStatesian (talk) 12:57, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

  Undone. Other stuff doesn't exist isn't a very good argument, and besides there are counter-examples like WP:Help Project. Unlike categories, portals can have a significant range of quality, from portals which barely (or don't even) pass WP:POG through to Featured portals – see also the extensive discussion around assessments [1]. Having assessments can help track of the overall state of things, and give the project goals to work towards (probably more so once the current cull of low-quality/mass-produced portals is completed or further progressed). Not to mention that the more "traditional" project assessments like "Project", "Template", "Category", etc are actually in use and not "historical". - Evad37 [talk] 14:23, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Discussions about new portals or specific portalsEdit

Portal:LDS ChurchEdit

Some of the "Read more" links on Portal:LDS Church lead directly to the LDS's own website. I thought that we were providing portals into Wikipedia rather than advertising external sites. Do we want to change this? Certes (talk) 12:08, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

@Certes: I think this has been changed UnitedStatesian (talk) 12:57, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Requests for Admin assistanceEdit

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