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Reorganized content on: Online Deliberation

Hi. I wanted to let you know that I made a pretty substantial update to Online deliberation. It was listed as a start-class, but I think the changes are substantial enough that it could be upgraded.


An editor seems to have decided to start niggling Communism#Criticism to death with "citation needed" and similar on individual statements. If someone with a good head library of the applicable sources wants to firm that section up a bit before the nuke brigade starts swooping in, it would probably be helpful. --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 19:22, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

How to refer neutrally to laws with non-neutral names?

One topic that I think we ought to be thinking about as we write articles that reference laws is how to do so neutrally. For instance, the Election Integrity Act of 2021 has been widely characterized in reliable sources as a voter suppression bill or a voter ID law, and is probably more recognizable by those terms than by its formal title. When it's mentioned on other pages, referencing it as "Georgia's voter ID law" may be more informative and less likely to mislead readers than using the full name. Which laws have non-neutral enough names to warrant this sort of treatment is obviously something open to interpretation/debate, but I raise it as something to have in mind. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 22:50, 6 July 2021 (UTC)

"2021 Georgia elections bill" sounds good to me. Wikinights (talk) 04:50, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
Yep, that could work well too. I raised that law as an example but there could be many others. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 07:27, 9 July 2021 (UTC)

Redirect request

Can we have a redirect for the redlink Hunter Biden's laptop? I'll leave it to you experts to figure out what the redirect target should be. Thanks. 2602:24A:DE47:BA60:8FCB:EA4E:7FBD:4814 (talk) 06:16, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

How's Biden–Ukraine_conspiracy_theory#Laptop_and_hard_drive? –Roscelese (talk contribs) 00:40, 12 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! It looks like there is at least some info there, and that's probably the best available redirect target. I'll reserve judgment about whether the article content is editorialized too much, as that is outside the scope of the redirect request. 2602:24A:DE47:BA60:8FCB:EA4E:7FBD:4814 (talk) 04:52, 13 July 2021 (UTC)

Political activity of the Catholic Church on LGBT issues

Is it appropriate for Political activity of the Catholic Church on LGBT issues to contain lengthy excerpts from sources affiliated with and/or published by the Catholic Church, with the specific aim of promoting the Church and its views, which claim that the Church opposes anti-LGBT discrimination and supports LGBT rights? Please join us on the article's talk page. –Roscelese (talk contribs) 00:34, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

Was Charles I, King of England, Scotland & Ireland up until his execution?

Would appreciate some input at List of assassinated and executed heads of state and government, concerning whether Charles I of England should be included or not. GoodDay (talk) 01:36, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

RfCs of interest

FYIPointer to relevant discussion elsewhere. RfCs are underway at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject United States Presidents concerning the removal or retention of US president series boxes at associated articles and the removal or retention of US vice-president series boxes at associated articles.

2 horribly sourced new articles

Authorities referendum and Official collection.--Moxy- 20:17, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

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Feedback requested at Talk:2021 Cuban protests

Your feedback would be appreciated at Talk:2021 Cuban protests#RfC on Authoritarianism as a cause of protests. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 16:42, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

Notification of requested move at Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act

An editor has requested for Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act to be moved to INVEST in America Act. Since you had some involvement with Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act, you might want to participate in the move discussion (if you have not already done so). SkyWarrior 03:43, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Missing articles for UN treaties

Hi all

After doing some research for some UN related articles I've discovered some treaties which do not have Wikipedia articles, if anyone would like to create them please do, I'm going to try and find some reliable sources for them to help get them started.

  1. Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
  2. Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
  3. Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
  4. Trademark Law Treaty
  5. Washington Treaty on Intellectual Property in Respect of Integrated Circuits
  6. Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
  7. Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
  8. Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
  9. Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks

Thanks very much

John Cummings (talk) 15:49, 28 July 2021 (UTC)