User talk:Calgal

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In case you don't have the article on your watch list, I've been editing up a flurry on California Proposition 7 (2008). Also on its talk page. See what you think.Polycal 11:27, 3 July 2008 (EDT)


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 15:23, 2 July 2008 (EDT)

I'm packing it in :) Have fun.

The Big Dog Award

You have been awarded the
Big Dog Award.

You go.January

Phenomenal work on the California page!!!Musical

I'd like to invite you to participate in this grand project. Laylaw 23:30, 18 March 2008 (EDT)

Organizing the Ballotpedia law project

How Can I Contribute?

State laws governing initiatives

  • For every I&R state, there is an article about its laws governing the initiative. These articles should all be checked and improved.
  • One way to improve our law articles is to include more historical material about how initiative laws in the I&R states have changed over time.
  • Articles about specific statutes, such as those collected in Changes in 2007 to laws governing the initiative process. We should improve these articles where possible and make sure that the state I&R law articles incorporate the latest information.

Ballot access law cases

  • Add redlinks to articles about court cases we haven't covered yet.
  • Write articles about red-linked court cases.
  • Add to and improve existing court case articles.

Let's finish by the end of May 2008

Sign up here.

thanks for your feedback

I'm learning as I go. I think it's terrifically useful to have a site where information on the initiatives can find a home.


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