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Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Not on Ballot/February 2010 project

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Not on Ballot
Proposed allot measures that were not on a ballot
This measure did not or
will not appear on a ballot
This is a one-month project that might be completed in February 2010.

This is a clean-up and maintenance project with the objective of reviewing every "not on ballot" ballot measure article that is pre-2010 to make sure it meets quality standards.

Main "not on ballot" project page: Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Not on Ballot

Assignments

These are explained in more detail below.

First task

Step 1

Step 2

  • Scroll down to the section of the page that says Pages in category "Did not make ballot in 2008"

Step 3

  • Click on the first article in your assigned section.

Step 4

  • Quickly scan the article to see if the article needs to be updated.
If it does need to be updated, type {{nob update}} at the beginning of the article and save your edit.

Step 5

  • Repeat the same sequence of steps; that is:
  • Go to Category:Did not make ballot in 2008
  • Scroll down to the section of the page that says Pages in category "Did not make ballot in 2008"
  • Click on the first (or second, etc.)article in your assigned check.
  • Review the article to see if the article needs to be updated.
If it does need to be updated, type {{nob update}} at the beginning of the article and save your edit.

Step 6

  • You'll either completely finish your section, or you won't. Regardless, you should type in a bullet-pointed list here, what exactly you did get done in your assignment. (You'll either say, "I worked through every ballot measure in my assignment", or you'll say, "I finished my list through ...."
  • If everyone finishes this part of the assignment on Friday, then as far as this part of the assignment goes, we will have correctly sorted out all 2008 dead ballot measures into those that need more work, and those that don't.
  • If you do finish your part of this assignment on Friday, make a note here that you did, and if you have more time, move onto the Second Task below, which is the job of actually going through the defective articles and fixing them.
  • I worked through every ballot measure in my assignment today and am moving toward working on the second part of the cleanup project. Alejandortiz 15:23, 26 February 2010 (CST)
  • I finished all of my assigned states for Step 1 and moved on to Step 2. In Step 2, I completed all of Massachusetts and Michigan." BaileyL 15:46, 26 February 2010 (CST)
  • I finished all of Step 1 and all that is left of Step 2 for me is NOB Categorization of Colorado JohannaH 15:50, 26 February 2010 (MST) -- Finished categorizing my section 11:53, 2 March 2010 (MST)

Second task

Step 1

Step 2

  • Click on an article from the list from one of your assigned states.

Step 3

  • Adjust the verb tenses in the article so that they are all past tense.
  • You might also have to remove outdated sections such as "No opponents yet identified" or similar out-of-place elements.

Step 4

  • Examine the "no" template at the beginning of the article.

Step 5

  • Examine what categories the article is in.
  • If the article is still in "Name of State 2008 ballot measures", remove that category.
  • Insert a new category for political topic. This should be in the form Category:Did not make ballot, taxes. You should be able to determine what the political subject was from the existing topic category. Also, delete the existing political topic designations.

Step 6

  • Fix any other problems you perceive in the article.

Step 7

  • Remove the {{nob update}} template from the article.

Repeat