Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Virginia

Latest comment: 14 days ago by APK in topic National Register of Historic Places
WikiProject Virginia (Rated Project-class)
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Greetings from GLAM-Wiki USEdit

Invitation to join GLAM-Wiki US

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Virginia Women in RedEdit

WikiProject Women in Red wants your biographies

Might I draw your attention to a new redlist of notable Virginia women who lack a wikipedia biography, in the form of Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Missing articles by dictionary/Dictionary of Virginia Biography - drawn from the "Dictionary of Virginia Biography". Virginia: Library of Virginia.

Right now, there are more than five times as many biographies of men as there are of women on wikipedia - see the Wikidata Human Gender Indicators page. I hope this project will lend its support to addressing this imbalance by creating biographies for women within your project's scope, and perhaps by adopting the Dictionary of Virginia Biography redlist. More generally, WikiProject Women in Red has more than 300 redlists covering perhaps 100,000 notable women for whom we have no biography. thanks

Google Earth ProEdit

While viewing Colorado in Google Earth Pro I noticed if you click on Sterling Colorado an article about Sterling Virginia appears with information about VA not CO. The article about VA has the correct GPS cords in the article but it's showing up in CO when you are looking in Google Earth Pro.

Random in categoryEdit

I run the toolforge:Randomincategory tool, and I've noticed in my error logs that there are lots of people linking to the tool with Virginia-related categories that are using the invalid parameter "namespace=article" (the namespace parameter is looking for a namespace number, not a namespace name -- if you want to view only articles you should use namespace=0). The categories being searched are Category:Virginia, Category:Geography_of_Virginia, Category:People_from_Virginia, Category:Landmarks_in_Virginia, etc., which made me think it might be related to this WikiProject. The link would look something like, [[:toolforge:randomincategory/Virginia?]], or {{random page in category|Virginia|ns=article}}. Does anyone know where this is being used so that it can be fixed?

Good article reassessment for Appomattox Court House National Historical ParkEdit

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park has been nominated for a 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 02:10, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Project-independent quality assessmentsEdit

Quality assessments by Wikipedia editors rate articles in terms of completeness, organization, prose quality, sourcing, etc. Most wikiprojects follow the general guidelines at Wikipedia:Content assessment, but some have specialized assessment guidelines. A recent Village pump proposal was approved and has been implemented to add a |class= parameter to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, which can display a general quality assessment for an article, and to let project banner templates "inherit" this assessment.

No action is required if your wikiproject follows the standard assessment approach. Over time, quality assessments will be migrated up to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, and your project banner will automatically "inherit" any changes to the general assessments for the purpose of assigning categories.

However, if your project has decided to "opt out" and follow a non-standard quality assessment approach, all you have to do is modify your wikiproject banner template to pass {{WPBannerMeta}} a new |QUALITY_CRITERIA=custom parameter. If this is done, changes to the general quality assessment will be ignored, and your project-level assessment will be displayed and used to create categories, as at present. Aymatth2 (talk) 22:22, 13 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good article reassessment for Newport News, VirginiaEdit

Newport News, Virginia has been nominated for a 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. Onegreatjoke (talk) 19:54, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

National Register of Historic PlacesEdit

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources rearranged their site so the links to NRHP nomination forms on all of Wikipedia's NRHP articles are broken. Here's a link to find nomination forms if you happen to work on one of the articles or just want to replace dead links. APK whisper in my ear 23:41, 13 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]