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Chewy, you are a machine! Gardengnome 11:21, 2 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 15:26, 2 July 2008 (EDT)


Colorado Ballot Measures

Hi Chewy, I'm fixing up various Colorado measures overview pages that need organization, etc. I noticed there are a couple pages, including the Colorado 1974 ballot measures page, that had measures listed which I can't find information on. Could you let me know what your resource is for those when you get a chance? It would help so I can make pages for these measures with at least a small description of the measures. Thanks!

Nevermind! Sorry, found what I needed!

PaulD


The templates are looking really good! Kristinpedia 15:30, 30 January 2009 (CST)

State Committee Completion Chart

Ballotpedia:Wikiproject State Committee Completion ChartMkeeney 13:42, 12 August 2009 (CDT)

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