Wikipedia talk:WikiProject United Kingdom

WikiProject United Kingdom (Rated Project-class)
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 You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Pound sterling § RfC planning. NotReallyMoniak (talk) 18:11, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Olivia Newton-John 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. Polyamorph (talk) 10:28, 21 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cherry Valentine: Gypsy Queen and Proud

New stub: Cherry Valentine: Gypsy Queen and Proud. Improvements welcome! ---Another Believer (Talk) 17:40, 2 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RFC on pound sterling

At talk:Pound sterling#Request for comment, there is an RFC on the opening paragraph that has run into the sand. Maybe someone from this WP can see the wood for the trees? John Maynard Friedman (talk) 11:40, 3 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Death and state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

I don’t want to make assumptions about the health of the Queen, but it appears that a working draft would be helpful to start gathering information: Draft:Death and state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Thriley (talk) 15:59, 8 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfC on the United Kingdom as a "sovereign country"

I have opened an RfC concerning the description of the UK as a "sovereign country" in its lead paragraph.

Neutral editors are encouraged to carefully consider the question, to read some of the existing positions in the survey, and to leave their own comment either opposing any change or supporting an alternative. Thanks! Angry Candy (talk) 11:30, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Welsh Revolt § Breverton does not seem to be a good source. Jr8825Talk 23:34, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cherry Valentine

Project members are invited to review Cherry Valentine ahead of a possible Good article nomination. Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 19:05, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FAR notice

I have nominated Elizabeth II 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. John (talk) 15:01, 11 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!

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Hello,
Please note that Countries of the United Kingdom, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of the Articles for improvement. The article is scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
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White people in the United Kingdom

Coming across White people in the United Kingdom, it struck me that much of it has an odd air to it. The impression of the advancement of a thesis rang a bell with me, particularly the stylistic choice of advancing the views of chosen academics and commentators in the article text, rather than only in the ref itself. It came as no surprise that the originator and major contributor was the same as for the now-deleted Scots Gaelic people and Lowland Scots people articles, similarly afflicted. Per these deleted articles, this one can't seem to make its mind quite what it is about.

To take an example, already raised at the talk page, is the Notable contributions section. The very title elicits a raised eyebrow. Contributions to what exactly? The inclusions seem bafflingly arbitrary, with no apparent criteria for inclusion. Not until the common theme of the bulk of the references becomes apparent: mention or involvement in controversies about race or diversity. A section on such controversies may or may not be pertinent to the article but, if it is, it should be discussed in such terms, rather than the hidden theme behind a section which purports to be something - if nebulous - else. There may be no political intent behind this aggregation but, whatever the merits of the various controversies, it makes one wonder if and what; some of the possibilities less than savoury, particularly termed as "contributions". It may be, on the other hand, the product of googling names and search terms such as "white", "ethnicity", "race" or goodness knows what, to compile a list of individuals. If so, no wonder the result is so weird.

Other sections are similarly afflicted, the intent behind them open to question. Mutt Lunker (talk) 23:37, 23 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It may be, on the other hand, the product of googling names and search terms such as "white", "ethnicity", "race" or goodness knows what - this is my impression of most of the sections in the article. I'm not sure if it meets WP:N: I didn't notice any sources on "White people in the United Kingdom" (as opposed to inter-racial relations or sources about specific white persons) after reading the lead, the first few sections and skimming the references. PaulT2022 (talk) 00:07, 24 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
"I'm not sure if it meets WP:N"
Disagree with this for the whole article, the article is notable and should be used as a broader article for the multi-ethnic classification similarly to other articles such as British Mixed, for example. Tweedle (talk) 21:58, 24 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That function is fulfilled by e.g. White British, White Irish, White Gypsy or Irish Traveller. This hotchpotch does not fit with these classifications. Mutt Lunker (talk) 23:32, 24 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No but it does fill the gap of covering the broader group's demographics etc. We wouldn't delete Asian British just because we already cover some of it to some extent under British Indians and British Pakistanis (or perhaps that article has the same problems as White people in the UK, considering the majority of it was written by the same guy... I still don't think it should be deleted.) Tweedle (talk) 23:48, 24 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You're the only one discussing deletion of the article. The issue is the dubious and arbitrary nature of the content. Mutt Lunker (talk) 23:53, 24 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh, well I assumed that it would be put under the sword because somebody brought up notability issues. Apologises. Tweedle (talk) 23:57, 24 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It would be helpful to provide examples of references used in White people in the United Kingdom that meet the "Significant coverage" addresses the topic directly and in detail requirement of WP:N.
British Mixed at least has one (https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ukgwa/20160105160709/http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/ethnicity/focus-on-ethnicity-and-identity/who-are-the--mixed--ethnic-group-/who-are-the--mixed--ethnic-group--article.pdf), although it isn't independent of the subject. PaulT2022 (talk) 23:24, 24 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merger discussion for Operation Kingfisher (Brexit)

Merge-arrows.svg An article which may be of interest to members of this project—Operation Kingfisher (Brexit)—has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. 49.147.253.47 (talk) 07:48, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merger discussion for Operation Black Swan (Brexit)

Merge-arrows.svg An article which may be of interest to members of this project—Operation Black Swan (Brexit)—has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. 49.147.253.47 (talk) 07:48, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pippa Woods, small family farms advocate, has died

I recently created a draft for Pippa Woods. Any help in finding sources would be appreciated. Thriley (talk) 18:00, 17 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Small club for older people to edit Wikipedia

I'm looking into the possiblity of setting up a small club in Luton for local people to come along and learn about editing Wikipedia.

Our target audience is older people without formal education and with lowish digital skills, we'd be running functionally like a student assignment with a set of articles about local topics to create/improve but a lot of the club time will be using Wikipedia as an execuse to teach a lot of other digital skills.

I might not be asking in the right place, but does anyone know of any other UK projects that took a similar approach of 'teaching other digital skills while also improving the Wiki'? Or indeed, does anyone know something they think I should know in general?

Joe (talk) 12:01, 13 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It would be worth contacting Wikimedia UK who have lots of materials which would be helpful & experience supporting these sorts of actvities with a wide range of groups.— Rod talk 12:33, 13 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Politics of the United Kingdom 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. Colonestarrice (talk) 10:34, 28 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merge-arrows.svg An article which may be of interest to members of this project—Jurisdictions of the United Kingdom—has been proposed for merging with Law of the United Kingdom. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. XAM2175 (T) 20:18, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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