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WikiProject Home Living (Rated Project-class)
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Nice[edit]

Heh wow, just found this WikiProject and I think it's a great idea. I was just thinking how everyday common items such as "Bed", "Couch", "Wallet" etc. ought to have their own wikiproject. -- œ 02:40, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Unreferenced living people articles bot[edit]

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Project watchlist[edit]

Everyone should check out the new WikiProject Home Living Watchlist. It lets you see recent changes to all articles within the scope of this project. -- œ 12:04, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Home articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

Version 0.8 is a collection of Wikipedia articles selected by the Wikipedia 1.0 team for offline release on USB key, DVD and mobile phone. Articles were selected based on their assessed importance and quality, then article versions (revisionIDs) were chosen for trustworthiness (freedom from vandalism) using an adaptation of the WikiTrust algorithm.

We would like to ask you to review the Home articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Sunday, November 14th.

We have greatly streamlined the process since the Version 0.7 release, so we aim to have the collection ready for distribution by the end of November, 2010. As a result, we are planning to distribute the collection much more widely, while continuing to work with groups such as One Laptop per Child and Wikipedia for Schools to extend the reach of Wikipedia worldwide. Please help us, with your WikiProject's feedback!

If you have already provided feedback, we deeply appreciate it. For the Wikipedia 1.0 editorial team, SelectionBot 16:33, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

I have created together with Smallman12q a toolserver tool that shows a weekly-updated list of cleanup categories for WikiProjects, that can be used as a replacement for WolterBot and this WikiProject is among those that are already included (because it is a member of Category:WolterBot cleanup listing subscriptions). See the tool's wiki page, this project's listing in one big table or by categories and the index of WikiProjects. Svick (talk) 20:54, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Shutters on Windows[edit]

Window shutters are beginning to lose touch in today's home improvement trends. This is a classic trend that must be restored and treasured. Let me suggest a link to this resource: http://www.plantationshuttersplace.com Thekikomoto (talk) 18:52, 19 October 2011 (UTC) Frank

Chimney sweep -categorisation help and advice.[edit]

Hi, a number of fairly experienced editors have contributed to Chimney sweep which features the World's first recognised occupational disease and first legislation against child labour, either of which should make it a high importance article. Unbelievably it's languishing as a low importance household item yet we can't find anywhere else to classify it -or to get the expert attention it deserves. It might need to be merged with Chimney sweeps' carcinoma and it needs more sources but it is a potential featured article. Please advise -and thanks in eager anticipation! JRPG (talk) 21:57, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been featured[edit]

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Hello,
Please note that Home appliance, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by Theo's Little Bot at 02:52, 24 July 2013 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

One of your project's articles has been featured[edit]

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Hello,
Please note that Mansion, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by Theo's Little Bot at 00:07, 5 August 2013 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

Jacque Fresco - 3D Projector.jpg[edit]

image:Jacque Fresco - 3D Projector.jpg has been nominated for deletion at PUF -- 76.65.128.222 (talk) 04:41, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. Its copyright status is not clear so I commented that the file should be deleted. Blue Rasberry (talk) 05:04, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Interested in contributing to new articles and cleaning up existing ones[edit]

I've had a lot of experience working with wikis and love this topic. There doesn't seem to be a lot of contributors or discussions. Has anyone created an article template to use to start new ones? DeWriterMD (talk) 04:35, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

DeWriterMD Hello, sorry that I missed your message. It is true - not many people are at this project and it is not well established. I am not sure what you mean by a template for starting new articles. Articles to be created usually are just listed. Anyone making a very small article will get the "stub" template on it, which puts it in this project's queue as something which exists and ought to be developed. The main template for sorting this is the banner template on the main page of this project. If you have questions about home economics stuff ask and ping me by saying my name {{u|Bluerasberry}} and I will go to wherever you are and talk. If you want to tour Wikipedia functionality then email me sometime and I would meet you on phone or Skype to look at things live. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:14, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Manual of style - section order[edit]

I was thinking of proposing a manual of style for section headings and section order of products. The idea would be that if someone wanted a suggestion for what to include in an article about a product, like an appliance, daily use item like soap, or some other household fixture like a rug, then they can have a standardized model. I would not suggest forcing this on anyone, but just presenting something for people to use if they wish to do so.

The most developed such manual of style that I know for bodies of articles is at WikiProject Medicine's Medical Manual of Style. They have a section listing for drugs and devices. Based on that, here is my draft proposal for home products:

Order for products
  • Uses
  • Reasons to avoid use
  • Mechanism of action
  • Physical description
  • Frequency of use (how commonly is it used)
  • History
  • Society and culture
    • Legal status (off-label use or unlicensed preparations if notable and sourced)
    • Economics
    • Marketing
  • Research

I have not thoughtfully consider the order or section headings in any range of articles. Right now I am just floating the idea of developing a standard for this. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:57, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

I drafted some further thoughts with the toaster article at Talk:Toaster#Rearrange_sections. Blue Rasberry (talk) 22:27, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been featured[edit]

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Hello,
Please note that Dishwashing liquid, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by Theo's Little Bot at 01:00, 5 January 2015 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

I contributed a little. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:01, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

New WikiProject[edit]

Hey there! I have made a new WikiProject proposal that focuses on the connected home! If you are interested of learning more about the project, joining or discussion you can visit the project page http://en.turkcewiki.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Council/Proposals/Connected_Home.

Daylen (talk) 23:37, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement![edit]

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Hello,
Please note that Farmhouse, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning Monday 03 August 2015. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by North America1000 23:33, 4 August 2015 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

Category:Garage door opener manufacturers[edit]

Category:Garage door opener manufacturers, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for renaming & expanding scope. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 02:45, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Category:Cleaners[edit]

Category:Cleaners, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for upmerging to Category:Cleaning and maintenance occupations. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 12:05, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

New article: Flounder house[edit]

Hello all!

I've drafted an article about flounder houses. A flounder house has a shed roof and lacks windows and doors on its tallest wall.

Would anyone here be interested in collaborating in making it ready to move to the mainspace? Feel free to dive in, say hey on my talk page, or send me a note.

Thanks for the help!

Verbistheword (talk) 18:45, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement![edit]

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Hello,
Please note that Squeegee, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by MusikBot talk 00:07, 25 July 2016 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement![edit]

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Hello,
Please note that Attic, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by MusikBot talk 00:06, 24 October 2016 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

Split homelessness discussion[edit]

The article homelessness is very long and probably should be split. Please join the discussion. Ottawahitech (talk) 16:11, 8 November 2016 (UTC)please ping me

I replied. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:18, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement![edit]

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Hello,
Please note that Sponge (material), which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by MusikBot talk 00:07, 21 November 2016 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

Popular pages report[edit]

We – Community Tech – are happy to announce that the Popular pages bot is back up-and-running (after a one year hiatus)! You're receiving this message because your WikiProject or task force is signed up to receive the popular pages report. Every month, Community Tech bot will post at Wikipedia:WikiProject Home Living/Popular pages with a list of the most-viewed pages over the previous month that are within the scope of WikiProject Home Living.

We've made some enhancements to the original report. Here's what's new:

  • The pageview data includes both desktop and mobile data.
  • The report will include a link to the pageviews tool for each article, to dig deeper into any surprises or anomalies.
  • The report will include the total pageviews for the entire project (including redirects).

We're grateful to Mr.Z-man for his original Mr.Z-bot, and we wish his bot a happy robot retirement. Just as before, we hope the popular pages reports will aid you in understanding the reach of WikiProject Home Living, and what articles may be deserving of more attention. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at m:User talk:Community Tech bot.

Warm regards, the Community Tech Team 17:16, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement![edit]

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Hello,
Please note that Sponge (material), which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by MusikBot talk 00:05, 9 April 2018 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

Home show article[edit]

  • Just curious … does this article about an annual home show fit into your WikiProject? I was going to give it a Start rating for Wiki-Oregon team, but I thought I’d see if you folks were interested in adding your tag to it before I scored it.--Orygun (talk) 22:55, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Affordable housing has become very long - propose splitting off section[edit]

Hello, this is in reference to Affordable housing, which is about twice the recommended Wikipedia page size. Since this page is a C-class, Top-importance page in your project, I wanted to drop by and propose splitting off the section on New York City into its own page. Please discuss: Talk:Affordable housing. Thanks! Seahawk01 (talk) 03:32, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Cleanup at WikiProject Home Living[edit]

Seahawk01 has expressed some interest in developing the top and high importance articles for this WikiProject.

I am unable to commit to article content development, but I can contribute to an effort to sort this project's articles out better and set development goals.

This project still has not published a scope of coverage, which ought to be at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Home_Living/Assessment#Importance_Scale. By defining a scope then we can more easily identify which articles are a priority for development to have the most impact.

Assessment should not be a priority because it is only a means to content development. However, a little conversation and goal setting might be useful to get started. Seahawk, you found the typical place to start article development, which are important C-class articles.

What do you think of these lists? What should be priority? Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:13, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Bluerasberry here are two suggestions:
* clean up the smaller pages and see if we can just promote them. Going through the lists, these are some of the smaller pages: Bed, Buyer's remorse, Dishwashing liquid, Drawing room, Furniture, Home appliance, Housing trust fund, Infant bed, Log house, Mansion, Mobile home, Personal life, Plumbing, Screwdriver, Sink, Spoon, Toolbox
* leverage our effort by trying to involve larger WikiProjects. Here are a few candidates: Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, International Style (architecture), Pet, Apartment, Causes of the Great Recession, Screwdriver, etc
I could go around to the different WikiProjects and request some help editing. For example, Screwdriver is high-importance to both Metalworking and Woodworking
Seahawk01 (talk) 02:28, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Page splits: Affordable Housing[edit]

Just to let everyone know, we split out:

Thanks and both need work :-)

Seahawk01 (talk) 03:14, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/New York City housing crisis[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/New York City housing crisis. -- Marchjuly (talk) 04:35, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Terraced_house#Townhouse_and_Terraced_house[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Terraced_house#Townhouse_and_Terraced_house. Seeking input on potential merger. Thank you. Levivich (talk) 02:32, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement![edit]

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Hello,
Please note that Gas stove, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by MusikBot talk 00:05, 18 February 2019 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

Nomination of Portal:Home improvement for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Home improvement is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Home improvement until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 09:24, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

water supply[edit]

Please contribute to the discussion. Uncle G (talk) 15:14, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

AFD Buffalo Box[edit]

I have nominated Buffalo Box for deletion. If you are interested in chiming in, you can find the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Buffalo Box --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 00:10, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

Seeking editors interested in real estate article improvement[edit]

Hello, Wikipedia! It's Jessica from JLL. I have some suggestions to update incorrect information and add missing information in the "Operations section" of the JLL (company) article. I am posting here in hopes of finding some editors interested in real estate and want to help improve this article. You may review the full request with at Talk:JLL_(company)#Suggestions_to_Operations_section.

Due to my conflict of interest, I will only post to talk pages and refrain from making direct edits. I welcome your feedback! Thank you. JKatJLL (talk) 15:20, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Request for information on WP1.0 web tool[edit]

Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.

We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used by....you! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's articles for improvement/Nominations#Home[edit]

A nomination is open at the above link for the article Home to become a weekly article for improvement. It would then be offered for editing to those signed up on the articles for improvement list, so please ivote if the mood hits. Thanks. Randy Kryn (talk) 13:02, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

Stoves articles (plural) are a mess[edit]

The disambiguation is terrible between stove, oven, kitchen stove, and cook stove. I also found issues such as the fact that stovetop and similar terms have been redirecting to kitchen stove for years rather than cooktop. Does anyone want to sort this out? Some edits at Wikidata may also be necessary. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 00:41, 22 June 2020 (UTC)