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Thanks for 2010

Thanks for starting the Az 2010 page. It's fun to see what people file. January 16:25, 14 January 2009 (CST)

I went ahead and added some internal links to the 2010 initiative. Let me know if there any other ways I can help. Kristinpedia 12:35, 26 January 2009 (CST)

Hi David, I'm going to work on the AZ's today, updating donor information, adding links to YouTubes, etc. One thing I'm planning to do and you can see it on Arizona Proposition 105 (2008) is to break up the external links into three subsections when there are a lot of external links. Thoughts? Speaking of 105, the state of Minnesota has a double majority requirement in force. I think it's the only state that does. Should this be added to the article do you think? January 13:39, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

  • This user talk page makes no sense. Because I can see this on my page, but how do I get it on January's page. My original assessment of the pain in the asterisk still stands.
LOL. What you want to do is visit my talk page here: User talk:January to make sure I see a note from you :) Looking over the AZ's this morning as I did the last few days also, I am starting to be struck by the path-to-the-ballot and lawsuit sections are seeming out of balance (in terms of how much space they take up in some of the articles) and old hat. And yet they certainly have historical relevance and are interesting at least to geeks like me. I wonder if we should incorporate a lot of that stuff into one new article ... one article about all the paths to the ballot and lawsuits and link to it off the regular article pages, just leaving a short capsule summary on them. See 2008 ballot measure lawsuits. Something like that but just for AZ. January 12:27, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi Azdavidpedia, I started a "Ballotpedia:To do list" in the hopes that it will provide an easy way for people unfamiliar with BP to start adding and/or organizing content. I think it can also serve as a touchpoint for regular BP contributors to make sure they are all on the same wavelength. Let me know what you think! Gardengnome

Thanks. To my mind, we should work on a good summary of all this legal action and signature issues on the Arizona 2008 ballot measures page when all the dust has settled.MMH 12:58, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Well...less work for wiki writers? January 19:27, 11 August 2008 (UTC) in case you're interested.


To all active contributors: I've made a template to put on the pages of ballot measures that will not appear on the ballot. To apply it, you type {{no}} at the beginning of the article.

I am also encouraging everyone to remove category tags at the bottom of 2008 articles that say "2008 ballot measures" and "NAME OF STATE ballot measures" and replace those with these category tags:

  • [[Category:Did not make ballot in Idaho]]
  • [[Category:Did not make ballot in 2008]]

Both of those categories will become subcategories of the bigger categories.

Why did I do this?

  • I believe it is helpful to the reader to immediately see at a glance that a ballot measure is not going to be on the ballot.
  • The Category:2008 ballot measures category has nearly 600 articles in it right now--most of which will not actually be on the ballot. If we take out the ones that aren't going to be on the ballot, we make the category more meaningful.

Please check it out and see if you agree with the change.January 15:24, 2 July 2008 (EDT)

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Welcome! It is a bear to learn but every new feature you learn makes it more rewarding to wiki-contribute (I find). If you click on "cheatsheet" in the welcome screen above, it has some of the more common wiki-mark-up notations. Beyond that, though, what I do when I don't know how to make it look the way I want it to look is grab the mark-up off a page that does look right. Arizona really needs way more development so I'm really glad you're here. It has local initiative, too, and some quite fascinating initiatives from years past, and it looks like you'll have quite the variety on this year's ballot, too.MMH 07:48, 26 June 2008 (EDT)

Texas media

Hi Azdavidpedia,

Thank you for updating the Texas media page on Ballotpedia! SamanthaS 16:13, 26 October 2013 (CDT)

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