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History of spaceflight article needs development edit

History of spaceflight was supposed to be a well-developed article, but apparently it was neglected for 2 decades of its existence. I just nuked a massive listcruft that lists every single mission as a subheader and use {{excerpt}} to fill out the content. CactiStaccingCrane (talk) 15:21, 6 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Neopeius, you may be interested in this. CactiStaccingCrane (talk) 15:25, 6 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
I reverted the large scale undiscussed removal of spaceflight programs - it's pretty much what the article is about. Randy Kryn (talk) 15:40, 6 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
No, it is an unsustainable cluster and the content should be deleted to make space for new content. All of these programs, in one way or another, has been mentioned in the main body of the article. Also, could you stop watchlisting my edits? CactiStaccingCrane (talk) 15:46, 6 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Luckily I have many crossovers with you on my watchlist (no, my watchlist doesn't include "CactiStaccingCrane contributions"), as do probably many other wikiproject members. You have a tendency to go into a feature article, such as today with Venus, and almost totally rewrite the lead. I didn't check Venus because I know you revert my reverts, usually for no reason, and I would ask that others look these over, thanks. Randy Kryn (talk) 15:56, 6 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
I strongly encourage editors use the talk page for articles when making or contemplating certain kinds of changes. Large removals or additions of text; also changing section header text. Expanding a bit on each:
  • There's no hard limit on article size. Obsolete material can/should be updated or removed, or marked as needing update. Somewhat by convention if material has been tagged 'update needed' for an appropriate length of time and no update happens it gets removed.
  • Section headers were tricky already, and as wikipedia technology changes are getting trickier still. They served as anchors for redirects and links from other articles. At a minimum proper article maintenance involves assuring any such links still work. The new wrinkle involves 'excerpt' functionality where whole paragraphs from an article or section get transcluded into other articles. Changes that could break those deserve extra caution. If there's urgency; move fast and break things. Then as a courtesy, mention the reason for the urgency in talk page discussion.
(— 𝐬𝐝𝐒𝐝𝐬 — - talk) 23:40, 6 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Requested move at Talk:RLV Technology Demonstration Programme#Requested move 27 February 2024 edit


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:RLV Technology Demonstration Programme#Requested move 27 February 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. ASUKITE 16:56, 6 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Flags for astronauts edit

A user removed the flags in Boeing Crewed Flight Test and there is some discussion on their talk page, but we use these flags in hundreds of articles. I prefer keeping the flags (and adding them back for the CFT). What do others think? --mfb (talk) 04:04, 16 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Maungapohatu's is selective and subjective: when the astronaut is representing a country the flag is highly relevant; not so much when the flag is simply showing an astronauts citizenship. Yet consistency it would be nice to keep all flags. IMO, NASA astronauts certainly represent the USA. (— 𝐬𝐝𝐒𝐝𝐬 — - talk) 07:22, 19 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Please see Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Spaceflight for some major topics nominated for deletion edit

Emphasis on two new deletion attempts which may be of added interest to members of this WikiProject (not everyone marks the sorting page on their watchlist). Randy Kryn (talk) 12:11, 18 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Talk:Dyson_sphere#Dyson spheres in fiction edit

After a protracted argument on the Dyson sphere talk page that seemed to be going nowhere, I decided to consolidate and restate the basic issues concerning this section in general, and one particular instance that has proven especially vexing, as I see them. I hope that members of this and other related WikiProjects might weigh in and give their opinions. P Aculeius (talk) 18:10, 24 March 2024 (UTC)Reply