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Poisonous reptiles also include Cottonmouths, Southern Cottonmouths, and Copperhead snakes (in Northwest Florida if not throughout the state).  — Preceding 
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image spam

So how can we fix this problem? What is the best way to make the article look academic vs kids picture book? We have small sections overloaded with images then we have other with none. Where should we start?-- Moxy ( talk) 11:51, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

The article looked completely fine about a week ago. It was overloaded with images until Thesnider7 started spamming the page a few days ago. If you look at my edits I've been trying to fix the problem by reverting and restoring the page to how it was. A little help in getting him to stop would be really helpful but I don't know how to report him.-- SeminoleNation ( talk) 17:12, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
User:Thesnider7 seems willing to talk things lets get them involved. First thing we should fix is the image galleries moving images to adjacent text where they are mentioned as per WP:IG = "a gallery should not be added so long there is space for images to be effectively presented adjacent to text."....and removing images not mentioned in the article text as per WP:IMAGEUSE = " purpose of an image is to increase readers' understanding of the article's subject matter, usually by directly depicting people, things, activities, and concepts described in the article."-- Moxy ( talk) 21:49, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

I am not spamming anything...I was adding and deleting pictures...I thought that was the point of editing wikipedia. I don't understand why you want to report me SeminoleNation ...I have been very polite and I asked you what I was doing wrong and how I can fix it for future reference. So there is no need to stop or report me. I have been just trying to add more pictures that were from the rest of Florida since like 90% of the pictures on this page were of or about South Florida, and I switched pictures that just looked bad. I did go a bit overboard with adding pictures though, but Moxy has pointed that out to me and has been helping me with that. Now I've been working with Moxy getting rid of galleries and oddly placed or sized pictures.

Semi-protected edit request on 28 May 2018

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You have not provided what you would like to put in the article. Rufus Talk to me 04:25, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

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Some proposed changes

Information to be added or removed: I propose adding the below text in quotes to the education section of the page:

"Florida ranked 26th in the nation for educational performance, according to Education Week’s Quality Counts 2018 report. It earned an overall score of 74.2 out of 100 points and a grade of C. By comparison, the nation received a score of 75.2 or a C.

Florida posted a C in the Chance-for-Success category, ranking 35th on factors that contribute to a person’s success both within and outside the K-12 education system. Florida received a mark of D-plus and finished 39th for School Finance. It ranked fourth with a grade of C-plus on the K-12 Achievement Index."

Explanation of issue: I believe this text would enhance the page, adding information on the quality of the state's K-12 education which is not currently available on the page. I'm asking your consideration because I work for Education Week. I apologize if I've misformatted this or left out information you need to make a decision - I'm rather new at this.

References supporting change: this is the source I'd cite: [1] Csmithepe ( talk) 17:20, 11 February 2019 (UTC)Csmithepe

 Not done: Please provide a source unrelated to Education Week for this claim.  Spintendo  20:54, 11 February 2019 (UTC)


  1. ^ "Florida Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 26th in Nation - Quality Counts". Education Week. Editorial Projects in Education. 37 (17). 17 January 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2019.

Someone deleted the map in the ancestry section

Predominant ancestry in Florida in 2010

should be re-added. It was deleted and under the edit summary it was stated that "prose test suffices" which is highly subjective, but also, comparable maps are present on pages for other states and in some cases regions. Should be re-added. Mapsandfactsarefun ( talk) 17:26, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

I do not see a need to add that map back in. Showing that in a few counties the most common ancestry is Italian, while in a few others the most common ancestry is German, tells us nothing about the culture of those counties. - Donald Albury 20:17, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
 Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{ edit semi-protected}} template. DannyS712 ( talk) 21:15, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

Respectfully, I disagree. Firstly the issue of German and Italian is sort of beside the point, rather most of the counties that aren't "English" are places that have seen lots of immigrants from elsewhere in the United States during the last 50 years, essentially a product of the invention of the air conditioner and Florida's decades long real estate boom. Those that are "English" are generally more "southern" culturally, and politically conservative. In this regard the map absolutely does tell us about the culture of those counties, with "German" largely reflecting a plurality of people who moved there from the midwest and "Italian" largely reflecting a plurality of people who moved there from the northeast. Secondly, comparable maps are present on other pages to an extent that seems odd and inconsistent to omit this one. For these reasons I believe the map should be re-added. Mapsandfactsarefun ( talk) 17:30, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

The map is relevant and should absolutely be included. ( talk) 13:02, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

The map is unsourced ("2010 estimates" from where?) and dubious. It should not be included on the article. Brythones ( talk) 16:23, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

I completely disagree, it appears to be neither dubious, nor unsourced. The information lines up exactly with that from the ACS data, comparable to the maps on the pages for Idaho, New England and others. It should be included. ( talk) 17:15, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

These maps have been removed from 90% of articles as being questionably sourced and misleading to say the least. (Not a meatpuppet).-- Moxy ( talk) 21:35, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
The file does not line up with ACS data. According to data from the most recent American Community Survey conducted in 2015, no county in Florida has English as the predominant ancestry group. The three largest ancestry groups were 'German', 'American' and 'African American'. Brythones ( talk) 06:34, 2 April 2019 (UTC)