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Help copy editing and reviewing content of my article please![edit]

Hi everyone, my name is Amy and I'm writing my first ever Wikipedia article. It is classed as a stub in this WikiProject, and I believe I've expanded it well beyond that level. I would really appreciate some help with copy-editing but would love as well if you could just take a minute to read it as I've put a lot of effort in! I'm trying to bring the article beyond the stub category to a A, B, or C grade page. The page is about an extremist political group, the National Association for the Advancement of White People . Thanks for your help guys! Tofta22 (talk)

FAR for Uncle Tom's Cabin[edit]

I have nominated Uncle Tom's Cabin for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. (t · c) buidhe 07:55, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

FAR for Tropical Storm Allison[edit]

I have nominated Tropical Storm Allison for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Hog Farm Talk 04:02, 11 December 2021 (UTC)

FAR for The Green (Dartmouth College)[edit]

I have nominated The Green (Dartmouth College) for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Bumbubookworm (talk) 12:51, 12 December 2021 (UTC)

Mass shootings in the US by state[edit]

There's an ongoing discussion on the talk page for Category:Mass shootings in the United States about whether the {{all included}} banner should appear on the page. Interested editors may wish to join the discussion there. Thank you. --Sangdeboeuf (talk) 20:00, 18 December 2021 (UTC)

GAR Notice[edit]

Trucking industry in the United States has been nominated for a community 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.

Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy/archive1 Featured article review[edit]

User:Nutez has nominated Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:54, 29 December 2021 (UTC)

FAR for Rock Springs massacre[edit]

I have nominated Rock Springs massacre for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. (t · c) buidhe 20:42, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

Flagging Edit Request on AARP Talk Page[edit]

Hello – I’m sharing this post in the hopes of getting an editor’s feedback on the changes proposed to AARP article on Oct. 1, 2021 (“Edit Request: History and Advocacy Sections”). Please note that I proposed this edit for FleishmanHillard on behalf of AARP as a paid editor and I am aware of the COI guidelines. Please let me know of any questions or comments as you review. Thanks for your time and consideration. Justin Goldsborough (talk) 16:49, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Wikimedia Discord server for the United States[edit]

I have created a proposal/discussion about creating a dedicated Wikimedia Discord server for the United States on Meta. Please see and comment about the proposal and your interest there. Lectrician1 (talk) 00:26, 8 January 2022 (UTC)

I have created the server for those who want to join: http://discord.gg/MEntkrzz3U Lectrician1 (talk) 04:15, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
By doing so, you are creating a cabal. Discussions about Wikipedia should be held on-wiki, if only for transparency. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 21:31, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
Collaborating off of Wikipedia is not necessarily a cabal especially if the platform is public. Or do you think Wikipedia:Discord is illegitimate too? I don't see an issue as long as our guidelines against canvassing are followed. Elli (talk | contribs) 21:55, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
@Redrose64 I completely recognize the benefit of talking on-wiki vs. Discord. I would prefer all discussion to happen on the wiki as well. However, I find that Discord provides an easier and faster interface to communicate with fellow editors than the wiki does. Because of this, editors are able to be more-productive and actually contribute to the project more than if they just used the wiki to communicate. I have saved myself probably tens of hours because of the Wikimedia communities on Discord and Telegram. Yes, Discord is not open like the wiki is and does not easily provide history about discussions, however, anyone's still able to join it (so it's not a cabal) and it's not like there are critical discussions happening there (those always should happen on-wiki). Despite these downsides, I see having a Discord server as a net-positive to the movement. I hope that we can develop convenient communication tools for the wiki some day so that it becomes as convenient as Discord. Lectrician1 (talk) 21:59, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
By that logic, editathons and meetups are also cabals, not to mention Discord and IRC. I find it very hard to take seriously your accusation that any off-wiki activity is "creating a cabal". That borders on absurd and shows zero appreciation of the nuance between appropriate and non-appropriate off-wiki communication. We have rules about canvassing, and they must be respected, but they absolutely do not forbid things such as this Discord server, and claiming otherwise is patently false. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 22:43, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
Regardless of what RedRose64's concerns are, or how they phrased them, doesn't make them any less legitimate. Yes, there are opportunities for the community to meet and communicate off-wiki, and while during some of those opportunities people may discuss specific topics, that's not the same as having topic-specific venues where communication, and just as importantly, the history of said communication, is not recorded on-wiki. These sites and meet-ups might not lead to the creation of "cabals", but it can create the opportunity for "cabal-like" behavior. There is no harm is recognizing that some editors here may have concerns about that. - wolf 23:13, 10 January 2022 (UTC)

January 29: COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States Edit-a-thon / Translate-a-thon - Online via Zoom[edit]

COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States Edit-a-thon / Translate-a-thon (January 29, 2022)
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Hello WikiProject USA page readers! You are invited to a free online event, open to the public, via Zoom on Saturday - January 29th, 2022, 1pm-3pm E.S.T. We will be focusing our edits on the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Click the event page to read more. This event is hosted by Sure We Can, a recycling and community center in Brooklyn, New York City. This is the 4th Covid-focused Edit-a-thon that Sure We Can has hosted. Click here to see the last three COVID-19 focused edit-a-thons: Sept 6th, 2020 & Nov 21, 2020 & Feb 6th, 2021. In past events, we translated the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City article into Yoruba, Malagasy, Hebrew, Swahili, Tagalog, Korean, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Polish, Greek, Haitian Creole, and wrote the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the United States article. We would love for you to join us. All experience levels welcome.

COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States Edit-a-thon / Translate-a-thon

Saturday January 29, 1PM - 3PM E.S.T (18:00 - 20:00 UTC)

--Wil540 art (talk) 18:42, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

Ease of voting in each state[edit]

An editor has added rankings of the "easiest" and "hardest" states to vote in, to several US state articles. I question the value of this ranking, and have started a discussion at Talk:Texas#Ease of voting. Magnolia677 (talk) 12:30, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

ok. Quiet2 (talk) 07:31, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

Discussion on LGBT representation in children's television[edit]

I started a split discussion on the LGBT representation in children's television article, located at [[Talk:LGBT representation in children's television#Talk:LGBT representation in children's television#Splitting proposal]], proposing that parts of the "LGBT representation on Disney Channel" section about Disney animation be split out into another article titled "Disney and LGBT representation in animation". --Historyday01 (talk) 02:46, 18 January 2022 (UTC)

why. is this about hte united states? Quiet2 (talk) 07:31, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

Since most of the shows are U.S. shows... --Historyday01 (talk) 15:21, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

Off-topic content at Talk:Social programs in the United States[edit]

I'm not sure if this is a good-faith edit, but in any case, it does not seem appropriate for Wikipedia. I'm not sure how to address it. Talk:Social_programs_in_the_United_States#Children_are_in_huge_trouble. --Xarm Endris (talk) 10:12, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

History of Minnesota Featured article review[edit]

I have nominated History of Minnesota for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:46, 26 January 2022 (UTC)