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Nomination of Portal:Disasters for deletion
The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Disasters until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.
Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 20:23, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
Request for information on WP1.0 web tool
Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.
We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used by....you! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)
Kyoto Animation arson attack GA review in progress
- The article passed and was promoted! Thanks to Dekimasu for helping out and MX for pointing out areas of improvement. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 19:18, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
Please contribute to RfC
I started an RfC concerning pointing to the template namespace in the COVID 19 navbox. See Template talk:COVID-19#RfC on linking to template namespace. Bait30 Talk? 05:13, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
RfC on wording in the lead of 1976 Tangshan earthquake
I've created WikiProject COVID-19 as a temporary or permanent WikiProject and invite editors to use this space for discussing ways to improve coverage of the ongoing 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Please bring your ideas to the project/talk page. Stay safe, ---Another Believer (Talk) 16:43, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
New article: Pandemic prevention
RfC on bushfire seasons
There is an RfC on whether future Australian bushfire season article template start and end dates should use the official season or the beginning and end of significant fires. Please comment here --Pete (talk) 19:26, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
RfComments and contributors: CoVID shortages
Hello all, the Shortages related to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic needs help. Lot of news is popping out this weeks and we are not enough contributors to process them. We need volunteers to read the news and write down additional content base on them. There is also meta-analysis to document : what impact this shortages and solutions will have in term of public policies, health care workers' health, etc. There is SO MUCH to collect on how to NOT manage a disaster. Where can we call for help ? Please have fun joining the push. Yug (talk) 13:09, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
March 2020 Tree of Life Newsletter
Category:Medical outbreaks by country has been nominated for renaming
Category:Medical outbreaks by country and Category:Medical outbreaks by dependent territory, which are within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for renaming to "Disease outbreaks ...", along with about 185 of their sub-categories. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal 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. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 18:34, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
Scope of list discussion
There is a discussion about the scope of the List of disasters in Great Britain and Ireland by death toll taking place at Talk:List of disasters in Great Britain and Ireland by death toll#Scope of the list. Please feel free to join in. Mjroots (talk) 11:08, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
Representation of epidemics and pandemics on list pages.
I hope this is the right place to put this but I have noticed that in "List of disasters in [country] by death toll" there is inconsistent inclusion of epidemics and pandemics. The Australia Australia UK/Ireland articles include them, the NZ article has them on a seperate list on the same page and the US article excludes them completely. On a similar note the UK/Ireland article does not include wartime attacks but the Australian article does.Ææqwerty (talk) 11:44, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
Coordination of disaster evacuations during epidemics
California is now simultaneously dealing with wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. The historic policy of preemptive wildfire evacuations to keep access roads clear for emergency vehicles will conflict with pandemic quarantine procedures. Similar circumstances are likely to arise during the Atlantic hurricane season. Administration of evacuation centers will be challenging. Is there an article describing coordination of evacuation procedures with disease outbreaks? Thewellman (talk) 16:21, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
- @Thewellman: No. Wikipedia rarely has intersectional articles.
- In the meta:Wikicite project Wikidata editors are experimenting with sorting out academic literature. I asked user:Daniel Mietchen what he thought of this, as he develops content for disaster response. He could not find wildfires and epidemics but he did have this to show for COVID-19 and wastewater problems.
- Eventually the Wikicite project expects to be able to surface intersections between topics like in this example. Good luck if you follow up on the wildfires. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:18, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
- I've drafted an early version as Emergency evacuation procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. I will be looking for additional sources as the situation unfolds in California, and I encourage others to edit this article. Thewellman (talk) 21:48, 20 August 2020 (UTC)
This project described in The Washington Post
- Andrews, Travis M. (7 August 2020). "Covid-19 is one of Wikipedia's biggest challenges ever. Here's how the site is handling it". The Washington Post.
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