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Hello, all,

I propose merging

(along with the talk page's archive) and then redirect the (currently blank) talk page here. That way, if anyone goes looking for help, they'll have a chance of finding it.

Please let me know if you think this is a bad idea.

WhatamIdoing (talk) 19:29, 24 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Since there have been no objections either here or there, I'm doing this now. WhatamIdoing (talk) 20:20, 24 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Former finnish SOF soldier and serial entrepreneur Janne Lehtonen

There is a draft for the person in question (Janne Lehtonen).

Janne has served 10+ years in the finnish Navy's special operation forces. He was notably one of the first-ever operator in the unit, along side his fellow collegues of the reality TV programme Erikoisjoukot.

He is also a firefighter, paramedic and serial entrepreneur. I hope someone views this draft of notable Finnish person!

82.197.27.70 (talk) 07:56, 9 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I've also contributed to the draft, by adding more specific information and reformated the text a bit. I think that he's notable enough, as he's literally the first SOF soldier of his country! 2001:999:705:5E4:4811:BCBE:7564:29B7 (talk) 19:58, 10 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
As the Draft was being declined, I added more specific information from his SOF times, including where he worked, and what he has acchieved. I'd say that his career as a soldier plays more important role in the Wiki... 2001:999:705:5E4:1405:1186:D4C:AF17 (talk) 08:27, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Enough more info added, ready for another check! 2001:999:705:5E4:68B9:5498:CDE0:8412 (talk) 15:26, 17 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Requested move at
Talk:Clifford Brown (Eurovision)#Requested move 6 April 2024

Talk:Clifford Brown (Eurovision)#Requested move 6 April 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. RodRabelo7 (talk) 01:55, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply
]

Requested move at
Talk:Cheang Pou-soi#Requested move 3 April 2024

Talk:Cheang Pou-soi#Requested move 3 April 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. RodRabelo7 (talk) 02:02, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply
]

Michele Fitzgerald nominated for deletion

Link: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Michele Fitzgerald. George Ho (talk) 03:05, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Deletion nomination for Category:American politicians who are the sole member of their party in statewide office

I am commenting to appeal for Keep votes on this deletion entry for Category:American politicians who are the sole member of their party in statewide office. I believe it is an extremely obvious measure of the unique identity of politicians who are incentivized to be "mavericks," as well as electoral geography and power balance. Much of the reasoning for deletion relies on the nominator's as-yet unsourced insistence that categories must permanently apply to pages, rather than be subject to current events or changes in employment, like elections. Others have simply declared this plainly unique status to be non-defining. The Delete voters have been largely unresponsive, and even when they do respond, have been argumentatively selective and engage in sophistry. Thank you very much for your consideration. 1Matt20 (talk) 18:45, 17 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Sarukhan, Bey of Magnesia#Requested move 9 March 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. ASUKITE 14:21, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Jason Baumgartner#Requested move 16 April 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Wikiexplorationandhelping (talk) 20:17, 24 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:José Mariano de Conceição Vellozo#Requested move 28 April 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. RodRabelo7 (talk) 01:12, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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Requested move at
Talk:Umm Fahad#Requested move 28 April 2024

Talk:Umm Fahad#Requested move 28 April 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. RodRabelo7 (talk) 09:08, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply
]

Hi guys, would anyone like to help me expand this article? On the it.wiki page there are 203 references (https://it.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabrizio_De_Andr%C3%A9), while on this page there are only 39; this difference is absurd. JacktheBrown (talk) 15:39, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Category:American politicians who are the most recent member of their party to hold statewide office has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to decide whether it complies with the categorization guidelines. 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. 1Matt20 (talk) 16:22, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Edit request at Talk:Sam Yagan

Hi, there is an edit request to update the article on OKCupid co-founder Sam Yagan at Talk:Sam_Yagan#Request_to_add_Corazon_Capital_subsection. I made this request on behalf of Yagan through my work at Corazon Capital. Thank you for considering. CBCorazon (talk) 13:44, 30 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Does "girlfriend"/"boyfriend" count as "partner"?

I've edited Gaten Matarazzo infobox to remove the listing of Amy Yu as his "partner" (but I left in the "personal life" item about their relationship). The cited article describes her as his "girlfriend". Does Wikipedia have standard practice/criteria for what qualifies as "partner"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bsammon (talkcontribs) 16:04, 30 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Discussion at Talk:Martin O'Donnell

Hello. There's a discussion regarding the infobox changes on the Martin O'Donnell article over at Talk:Martin O'Donnell#Infobox discussion that may be of interest to project members. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 01:30, 4 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

How to deal with people-lists split by subsections such as current/former/deceased

I don't ordinarily deal with biographies and people-list articles, so I thought I'd ask the good folks at WP:BIOGRAPHY for their experience on how similar articles are treated, or maybe even get some links to other similar articles so I can see how those present such categorization.

My question is how to deal with articles that have lists of people that have been separated out by statuses such as current/former/deceased. Of course trying to find a particular person in such an article means you have to scroll through 3 lists to find the one you're looking for, but is it even necessary to split people out? Who is checking to see if someone has died (so as to move the entry to the other section)?

In my case, I'm working on Scientology officials. Earlier it was a list-article, separated by the three sections current/deceased/former (example of old list-only version). It has since been made into a regular article by the addition of non-list content, and renamed to remove the "List of" part of the title, but retains the original list of people (plus some added since then). I had thought of removing the subcategories current/deceased/former and making just one alphabetical list, so I checked each entry to make sure there was sufficient information in each paragraph where a reader could easily see if the person was deceased or a former official (if we even know that information). We almost never know when someone dies or has left the employ, so I think the subsections should be removed.

Are there other similar articles in Wikipedia? Have there been other discussions about this sort of situation that I could read? Any insight would be appreciated.   ▶ I am Grorp ◀ 15:54, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Good article reassessment for Gethin Jones

Gethin Jones 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. Spinixster (trout me!) 01:56, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Will Johnson draft

Hello! As part of my work for Beutler Ink, I've posted

Draft:Will Johnson (executive) for review at AfC and thought that editors here might be interested in having a look and leaving feedback. Happy to answer any questions. Cheers, BINK Robin (talk) 21:55, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply
]

Request for Review and Input on a New Article about Michelle Valberg

Hello, WikiProject Biography members,

I recently created a draft article about Michelle Valberg, a renowned Canadian nature and wildlife photographer known for her extensive work, especially in the Arctic regions. This article aims to highlight her career, contributions to photography, and her efforts in environmental and philanthropic activities.

As I prepare to move this draft towards a formal review, I am seeking your expertise to ensure that the article meets Wikipedia's standards for accuracy and neutrality and that it adequately covers her significant contributions to the field of photography.

I would greatly appreciate any feedback, suggestions, or edits you could provide to help enhance this article. Here is the link to the draft:

Draft:Michelle Valberg

Thank you for your time and assistance Bojamon (talk) 16:37, 10 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Requested move at
Talk:Allan Chappelow#Requested move 7 May 2024

Talk:Allan Chappelow#Requested move 7 May 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Wikiexplorationandhelping (talk) 05:11, 12 May 2024 (UTC)[reply
]

Requested move at
Talk:Tahir Pasha (governor)#Requested move 9 May 2024

Talk:Tahir Pasha (governor)#Requested move 9 May 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Wikiexplorationandhelping (talk) 05:12, 12 May 2024 (UTC)[reply
]

Requested move at
Talk:Michael Messineo#Requested move 7 May 2024

Talk:Michael Messineo#Requested move 7 May 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. ASUKITE 18:42, 15 May 2024 (UTC)[reply
]

Unassessed articles tagged with WikiProject Physics and WP Math

I just started a discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject_Physics#Biographical importance ratings? and now realize that maybe I should have gone here, instead. Some biographical subject matter expertise is needed, since I don't understand how its supposed to work. Here's the post I put up there:

The physics project template counts the number of articles ranked by importance, and quality. Here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Physics/Quality Control There are currently 700+ articles with unassesed priority (marked "???"). Clicking through, almost all of these are biographies. I suspect that no one particularly wants to tackle this, because of the unpleasantness of tagging someone's biography as "unimportant". That, plus the true difficulty of actually assigning a relative ranking -- you have to be very cross-disciplinary to be able to assess such comparisons. And that's just within physics, never mind something like "my biologist is more important than your physicist" or god help us, "our TV anchor is more notable than your physicist". Thus, I'm wondering if perhaps there might be better to avoid this issue entirely? I'm thinking of allowing the template to have an "importance=biographical" value. Or maybe there is some better way to do this? FWIW, Wikipedia:WikiProject Mathematics has exactly this same issue with unrated articles. (I'll cross-post there shortly.)

Thanks 67.198.37.16 (talk) 03:56, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Dragan Šolak (businessman)

Hello, I would like to seek editor input on this edit request on the Dragan Šolak (businessman) article and its Money laundering investigations section.

In a discussion with another editor on the Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard I outline how the name of the section is misleading, as it could imply Šolak was investigated for money laundering, which he was not. This section is not about Dragan Šolak directly but rather a media company owned by him and its reporting into Slovenian government misconduct. AlexforUnited (talk) 06:23, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Developing Countries WikiContest

Starting this July, we will see a new contest on the scene - the Developing Countries WikiContest (

WikiCup
but only for articles and media on developing countries.

Competitors may submit

ITN
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I encourage everyone here to sign up and compete with editors from around the world to create high-quality content! Many people from developing countries have poorly-written biographies, and this is a great opportunity to improve those articles.

Append your name to the DCWC signup page today!

Best wishes, Wilhelm Tell DCCXLVI (talk to me!/my edits) 17:58, 18 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Carlos Diego Ferreira#Requested move 12 May 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. ToadetteEdit! 14:06, 19 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

RfC

Yasuke, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has an RfC for possible consensus. A discussion is taking place. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. RomeshKubajali (talk) 23:19, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Pictures of eponyms of graphics processor microarchitectures

Please see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Technology#Pictures of eponyms of graphics processor microarchitectures for a discussion on whether Nvidia graphics microarchitecture articles should have pictures of the people they are named after. —DIYeditor (talk) 06:12, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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RFC notice on DYK and BLP policy

There is currently an RFC at Wikipedia talk:Did you know#RFC on DYK and BLP policy. All editors are welcome to participate.4meter4 (talk) 15:11, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Bridgit Mendler

There is a discussion at Bridgit Mendler about including the University of Southern California in the infobox's education parameter. It can be found at Talk:Bridgit Mendler#Education. Input from project members would be very much appreciated. Thanks, Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 03:35, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]