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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.

Proposed deletion of Potomac CrossingEdit


The article Potomac Crossing has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Non-notable subdivision

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You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Bearian (talk) 00:51, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Tom BurfordEdit

I recently created an article for the noted Virginia pomologist and historian Tom Burford. The article is a work in progress. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you! Thriley (talk) 13:42, 3 December 2020 (UTC)

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