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Women in Red January 2024[edit]

Women in Red | January 2024, Volume 10, Issue 1, Numbers 291, 293, 294, 295, 296


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Richard M. Schulze request[edit]

Resolved

Hello! On behalf of American businessman Richard M. Schulze, I've submitted an edit request to update the poorly written Philanthropy section of his biography. None of the claims I've proposed are contentious, but I do not edit the main space because of my conflict of interest.

Are any WikiProject Biography members able to take a look at the edit request? Thanks in advance for any feedback or article updates! Inkian Jason (talk) 13:51, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The request has been reviewed. Inkian Jason (talk) 14:55, 3 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

WikiProject Living People Patrol[edit]

Hello, all,

I propose merging Wikipedia:Living People Patrol (long defunct) into this group. Specifically, if nobody objects, I would like to WP:MOVE that page to Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography/Living People Patrol (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]

J.K.Rowling[edit]

I have nominated J. K. Rowling for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the 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" in regards to the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.9% of all FPs. 17:24, 2 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

J.K.Rowling[edit]

I have nominated J. K. Rowling for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the 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" in regards to the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.9% of all FPs. 17:25, 2 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Mike Hall (musician)#Requested move 5 April 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. UtherSRG (talk) 16:58, 5 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Former finnish SOF soldier and serial entrepreneur Janne Lehtonen[edit]

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]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Mike Hall#Requested move 6 April 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. UtherSRG (talk) 10:35, 9 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

There is a requested move discussion at 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]

There is a requested move discussion at 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[edit]

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[edit]

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]

Women in Red May 2024[edit]

Women in Red | May 2024, Volume 10, Issue 5, Numbers 293, 294, 305, 306, 307


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There is a requested move discussion at 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.wiki.x.io/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[edit]

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"?[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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]

There is a requested move discussion at 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]

There is a requested move discussion at 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]

There is a requested move discussion at 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[edit]

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)[edit]

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]