Addition of roll call vote data for MEP templates
I would like to add data on participation in roll call voting data to the templates for MEPs biography pages. The data can be found on the European Parliament's website. I would envisage a script that dynamically updates this data. Please contact me if you have any further thoughts on this.
new template's needs work
"Template:Europarties in European Council and EU Council
Adding a page for the European People's Party Group in the European Committee of the Regions
The European People's Party Group in the European Committee of the Regions Official website does not exist on Wikipedia yet, although references to it are made on a number of pages "European People's Party and "European Committee of the Regions. Would it make sense to create a page? I'm seeking help as I am new to Wikipedia (and to be transparent as this is where I work).
"Ktowens (talk) 10:36, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
Brexit Legwork Action Plan
Hej all, I was a frequent editor here ages back – then I didn’t have the time for it any more (also, got sick of the edit wars). But I have some time now and I’m sensing a lot of monotonous work on the horizon so I’m sticking my head back in.
The monotonous work being Brexit of course. We have hundreds of mentions of the UK that will either need to be removed or reworded and it will take ages to find and change them all. We’re also going to have a lot of people doing that before Brexit actually happens and ending up getting reverted because we’re here to reflect the present rather than the future.
With that in mind, I think the project needs a concrete plan and a way to achieve some of the legwork in advance, or at least make it easier. I propose the following outline and would love to hear your thoughts. Sorry if there is already one, I looked around and couldn't see anything up yet.
- PHASE 0 – Creation of Assets
- We need a small array of templates and assorted categories set up to organise the later work. This would comprise of a header, section, inline template and image template.
- The purpose of these templates would be to add them to a category of pages that will require updating on Brexit day, to inform users not to do so until that day and in some cases to outline what changes are needed. The header and perhaps section template should, until 2019, be as unobtrusive as possible (perhaps even invisible).
- If possible, some prioritisation marking should be agreed. Higher priority articles should be those that reach an agreed threshold of links, visits or featured status.
- PHASE 1 – Tagging Articles – Through 2018
- Over 2018, the project should aim to tag every article and image that will require any level of amendment to account for the UK’s withdrawal. Where more complicated images are concerned, it may be useful to contact the images’ creator and see if they are still active and able to update it in 2018, if not it should be noted that an editor able to update the image should be identified.
- Editors should note that if the element requiring updating is not actually required in the article, it may be simpler to just remove that mention than add it to the list to update. Alternatively, if the mention can be reworded to be neutral to Brexit. Also, if information is duplicated across several articles we should look to transclude it from a combined template to speed up updates.
- PHASE 2 – Enhance notifications – January 2019
- As we hit the months approaching Brexit, the number of people trying to be helpful in updating articles early will increase. Casual readers also need the caveat on the information they’re reading where it concerns Brexit.
- The previous unobtrusive or invisible notices need to be made to be more eye-catching and cite specifics on Brexit day for the reader. It may also be prudent to see if articles that already get vandalism should be locked for the months before Brexit – tensions will be high and vandalism on and before Brexit day is a certainty.
- We should then look through the workload and priority articles as a project and divide workloads. Where bot work can be done, let’s identify and action.
- PHASE 3 – Actual Updates – March 2019 (TBC)
- Once Brexit takes effect, firstly the notice needs a small change then we need to collectively work through the priority articles, removing templates as we go. It would take quite a while to clear most of them, but if we’ve talked about any potential contentious changes beforehand (and maybe agreed on certain wording if we come across the same kind of issue repeatedly while tagging) hopefully we won’t get bogged down in edit wars during the process and we can clear the whole lot in a few weeks.
Unrelated note, anyone from my era still active round here? - "J.Logan`"t: 08:37, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Positions on Jerusalem
I added the WikiProject's template to the talk page of "Positions on Jerusalem but it was removed. I think that it's on the scope of the project because it has "a section on the position of the European Union and some of its members in the section ""Other countries." Do you think that it should be re-added? Rupert Loup ("talk) 23:52, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
I've copied out Euro attitudes data, available for anyone who can apply graphics
As you know, the Eurobarometer asks, twice a year, for people's support for a number of things, including support for the euro, and gives us the by-state data. I was looking through a few the other week and thought there may be a pattern in when support rises and drops but it was a bit hard to tell from switching between pdfs though so I went through every survey and copied up the data for that particular question as far back as 2001 (a bit annoying that they kept moving it around, sometimes hiding it in the French version only). link to EB
Once I did a few graphs, I think I was right and the data looks super interesting regardless. But there is so much I'm having trouble putting it in a graph that is actually comprehensible. I've put it all on a google sheet so if someone else here can make use if it, you can make use of it: click here for the google sheet
I'm thinking possible uses (depending on how clean each can be shown);
- Future eurozone enlargement chart of current outsiders
- History of the euro page for the early years, and for the changes around the financial crisis
- Eurozone article by-member support chart
- By country attitudes to the euro for each euro coin or euro accession page
So yeah, hopefully someone who is better at line charts or what-have-you can make the best use of it. If not I'll try do a few smaller charts on sections of the data in a few days. My fingers are tired now. Happy new year. - "J.Logan: 20:31, 31 December 2017 (UTC)