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Welcome to the Connecticut WikiProject. We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of articles related to Connecticut.

Guidelines

Goals and scope
  • The goal of this WikiProject is to provide complete coverage on subjects related to Connecticut by expanding articles on people, places, and things resident in or native to Connecticut.
  • This project proposes to work with all pages related to the state of Connecticut and its history, geography, and people. All these articles should be included in the Category:Connecticut or one of its subcategories.
  • All members should always feel free to patrol the articles in the project assessment table Wikipedia:WikiProject Connecticut/Assessment to note improvements, other changes, or vandalism of articles.
  • Recruit new membership from Category:Wikipedians in Connecticut and from articles that you're working on.

Current events

Connecticut infobox vote

Please consider the following question: should we as a project include transportation in the infobox of a municipality?

There is no particular standard to go by. Some articles have their airport(s) listed such as Louisville, Kentucky and Chicago while some do not such as Salt Lake City and Seattle. The same is true for roads, bus-lines, and rail. With over 20 airports in the state and scores of cities and towns with bus and/or rail service, we should set a standard.

Please vote FOR or AGAINST inclusion. Voting will close at 12.01 (PM) on 11 November 2018.

  • Abstain - I have no particular inclination on this issue. Markvs88 ( talk) 19:56, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
  • For - I don't really have much issue with them in general. (I never removed the airport section off of Hartford, Connecticut, someone else did) Just don't add too many. — JJ Be rs 02:38, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
  • For - Infrastructure such as major highways, airports and commuter rail lines are vital pieces of infrastructure to any city, and deserve mentioning in the infobox. Being that many other US cities list these items in their infoboxes, it seems only appropriate that Connecticut cities have the same pieces of information included in their infoboxes.-- AirportExpert ( talk) 20:45, 28 October 2018 (UTC)AirportExpert
  • Comment: I only offer one comment regarding infoboxes. Some infoboxes or their features do not allow for a left alignment of images. While the MOS warns against left alignment of images, it does not forbid the practice. Sometimes left alignment of narrow images is appropriate for placing them adjacent to the relevant text. I am currently dealing with an infobox which is preventing such a left alignment. I am offering this only as a consideration as to the downside of a long infobox in the context of incorporating left aligned images. This may be a consideration in determining how much content should be included in a particular infobox. Oldsanfelipe ( talk) 23:30, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
That's interesting, thanks for the heads up! Markvs88 ( talk) 11:38, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
  • For - New York City actually does have its area airports (including Newark) listed in the infobox. I'm surprised at how relatively sparse the Connecticut articles' infoboxes are. For example, with Stamford, there should be both an interactive map and a pushpin map, the latter to instantly click on to delineate at minimum its location within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Castncoot ( talk) 04:00, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
    New York City's infobox still only lists the three major airports in the area. Hartford only has one major airport in the area. Plus, Hartford's infobox has more info than what NYC's infobox has. — JJ Be rs 14:19, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
    Are you looking at the same Hartford and Stamford pages that I am? Because they're pathetically sparse, without even a national pushpin map, like every other city of any significant size has got. We need to update these Connecticut pages to bring them out of the horse and buggy era and into the 21st century. Castncoot ( talk) 16:34, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject Connecticut AUTUMN 2018 Photo Contest

Okay, it's been quite a while... I once again challenge my fellow Nutmeggers to the contest: who can add the most images to the Wikiproject? C'mon folks, you have a digital camera on your phone anyway!

Rules:

  • You must take the picture yourself, adding public domain pictures (ie: postcards from pre-1923 that are on a website) will NOT count. The picture cannot already exist on Wikipedia, in Commons, etc.
  • The picture must be of something notable for a CT rated article and be of decent quality.
  • Only your first 5 pictures to any one article count during the contest. Feel free to upload more, though.
  • All photos must be uploaded and added to their articles. If it wasn't added to the article and titled, it doesn't count.
  • A picture only counts once, even if it is used in multiple articles.
  • All submissions must be made after 12:00 UTC (8:00 AM EST) on November 10th, 2018 and no later than 23:59 UTC (7:59 PM EST) on December 10th, 2018.

Prizes:

Every participant with with 15+ pictures will receive a

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Congratulations! You added XX images to the Connecticut WikiProject!


The top contributor will win the coveted Connecticut Photographer's Barnstar award!
As a special added incentive any editor who contributes over 200 confirmed images will *also* earn the Connecticut Photographer's Barnstar!

Barnstar-CT Camera1.PNG The Connecticut Photographer's Barnstar
I am happy to award [[|]] with this barnstar for winning the Autumn 2018 Photo Contest with XX pictures. Congratulations! Markvs88 ( talk) 20:08, 26 September 2018 (UTC)


Add your name here if you want to join the contest, and append it with what you've added:


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Connecticut seals & flags project

As some of you might have noticed, I've spent some time uploading town seals onto the various town pages. However, there are some which I can not seem to find. Any help in this matter is appreciated.

Note: According to US Federal law (15 U.S. Code § 105, available here: [1], the trademark registration for the “flag or coat of arms or other insignia of . . . any State or municipality" is forbidden. Therefore all state and municipal flags and seals are de facto public domain.

Missing town seals

All done!

Town flags

  • Currently we have 21 municipality, 1 designated city and 1 borough flags in the Category:Flags of Connecticut. As with the seals, any and all help is appreciated! Markvs88 ( talk) 19:04, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Towns known to not have flags [1]:

  • Fairfield County: (8) Easton, Monroe, New Canaan, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Shelton, & Wilton.
  • Hartford County: (9) Berlin, Canton, East Granby, Farmington, Newington, Suffield, South Windsor, West Hartford, & Windsor.
  • Litchfield County: (5) Harwington, Litchfield, Plymouth, Warren, & Washington.
  • Tolland County: (4) Bolton, Hebron, Sommers, & Tolland.
  • Middlesex County: (2) Cromwell, Durham.
  • New Haven County: (6) Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Madison, North Branford, & Southbury.
  • New London County: (2) Colchester, Waterford.
  • Windham County: (7) Plainfield, Putnam, Scotland, Sterling, Thompson, Windham, & Woodstock.

FAC Featured article candidates (FAC) for peer review

The following B rated (or better) articles are in review as Featured article candidates:

GA Good articles (GA) for peer review

The following B rated articles are in review as Good article candidates:
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New articles

Please feel free to list your new Connecticut-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please), with date. Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box the Main Page.

Connecticut related AfDs

Assessments

Articles of achievement

FA Featured articles

Articles on Connecticut-related subjects, not necessarily improved to Featured Status by this WikiProject.

Did you know (DYK?)

Connecticut articles that have appeared in the Main page's Did you know? section:

Pre-2010 listings
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2010 listings
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On this day...

A fact from this article was featured on Wikipedia's Main Page in the On this day... section:

  • Pequot War, appeared on May 26 2004.
  • Benedict Arnold, appeared on June 1, 2004, June 1, 2005, June 1, 2006, June 1, 2007, and June 1, 2008.
  • Yale University, appeared on October 9, 2004
  • USS Nautilus (SSN-571), appeared on February 4, 2005, February 4, 2006, February 4, 2007, August 3, 2007, February 4, 2008, August 3, 2008, February 4, 2009, and February 4, 2010.
  • Nathan Hale, appeared on September 22, 2005, September 22, 2006, and September 22, 2007.
  • Eli Whitney, Jr., March 14, 2006 and March 14, 2007.
  • Amistad (1841), appeared on March 9, 2007, March 9, 2008, March 9, 2009, and 9 March 9, 2010.
  • Mark Twain, appeared on April 21, 2010.
  • King Philip's War, appeared on August 12, 2005, August 12, 2008, August 12, 2009, and August 12, 2010.

Formerly recognized content

Former featured articles Former featured articles
Delisted Good Articles Delisted Good Articles

Collaboration and review

Assessment - rates articles for both quality and importance to this project.
Collaboration of the week
Peer review

Categories

Images

WikiProject Connecticut uses Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Connecticut to monitor all Connecticut articles needing images. In addition, Wikipedian photographers living in Connecticut use the subcategories at Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Connecticut to locate those subjects near where they typically take photographs. The "imageneeded=" and "in=" parameters of {{ WikiProject Connecticut}} populate the category.

  • To request an image for an article, use the "imageneeded=yes" parameter in the {{ WikiProject Connecticut}} article talk page template. Please use the "in=" parameter in the {{ WikiProject Connecticut}} template to specify the Connecticut county where the photograph may be taken. Up to three locations may be specified, such as {{WikiProject Connecticut|class=Start|importance=Low|imageneeded=yes|in=Litchfield County, Connecticut|in2=London|in3=New Haven County, Connecticut|unref=yes}}
  • If you need to specify four or more locations (such as a road passing through multiple Connecticut counties), use {{ reqphoto}} and its multiple "in=" parameters.

Templates

Barnstars

These barnstars are awarded for exemplary work within the Wikiproject.

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Infoboxes

Navboxes

Topicons

Stubs

  • {{ Connecticut-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Connecticut. To be placed on the bottom of the article page.
    • {{ Connecticut-geo-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Connecticut geography. To be placed on the bottom of the article page.
    • {{ Connecticut-politician-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Connecticut politicians. To be placed on the bottom of the article page.
    • {{ Connecticut-school-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Connecticut schools. To be placed on the bottom of the article page.
    • {{ Connecticut-road-stub}} - Used to mark state highway articles that are stubs.
    • {{ Connecticut-struct-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to buildings and structures in Connecticut. To be placed on the bottom of the article page.

NOTE: Stubs are managed by the Stub-sorting WikiProject. Before creating a new stub, you should propose it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. See Wikipedia:Stub for general guidelines on proposing stub templates and categories. DO NOT simply create new stub templates, as these will be deleted.

Userbox templates

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Other templates

{{ WikiProject Connecticut}} should be placed on the talk pages of relevant articles to put them under the project's radar.

{{ WikiProject Connecticut}} looks like this:

WikiProject Connecticut (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Connecticut, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Connecticut on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
  Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 

{{ Portal|Connecticut}} can be placed in See Also sections of relevant articles and looks like this:

Resources


Tools

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