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Thanks for making a contribution to the State legislative project. Here is a page that should help provide some background about our project and useful tools and links:

If you have any questions about the project, please let me know.

We look forward to the contributions you will make to the pages! Thanks, and have fun.

--Tyler King, Project Director, State Legislatures

Hello! Welcome to the community. I've been noticing all of the edits you have been making to the leadership pages. You seem to really be on top of being aware of the current leadership positions in state legislatures. I wanted to draw your attention to a specific set of pages we have that lists many of the leaders, such as: President of the Senate. In particular, I wanted to mention to be careful not to create "red links" on pages. For example, in your edit here it created a red link for David Leitch. This is because our site has his page listed as David R. Leitch. Also, I was wondering -- what resource are you using in order to verify your additions? I know there are many different listings of leadership positions so I was curious as to your preferred materials. Thanks, and I very much look forward to seeing your continued contributions to the wiki. --Geoff Pallay 19:21, 18 May 2011 (CDT)

I wanted to leave you another note to follow-up on some of my questions above. I see you just created State Senate Temporary President. Pages like that need references, categories, and navigational templates. --Geoff Pallay 17:14, 22 May 2011 (CDT)

Gordon Fox

I reverted your edit on the Gordon Fox page concerning his being the first black speaker in Rhode Island. The information is cited in a USA Today story. Did you have a particular reason for removing it? --Geoff Pallay 14:21, 2 June 2011 (CDT)

State legislative elections results, 2010

I reverted your edit on the State legislative elections results, 2010 page. The reason why our figures added up to 88 is because on the page, we specifically only counted the 88 chambers that held elections on November 2, 2010. Let me know if you have any questions or comments on why I did that. --Geoff Pallay 14:50, 6 June 2011 (CDT)

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Material you recently added to Ballotpedia has some of the characteristics of material that was copied-and-pasted from Wikipedia. These characteristics include:
  • A number of red links to articles that do not exist on Ballotpedia, but do exist on Wikipedia.
  • Categories that do not exist on Ballotpedia, but do exist on Wikipedia.
  • A reference/footnote citation style that is frequently used on Wikipedia.

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President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma Senate

I am going to have to revert your creation of that page and any like it for the reason above. As the note says, we cannot copy and paste material from wikipedia. Please contact me if you have any questions. --Geoff Pallay 21:27, 9 June 2011 (CDT)

Welcome back!

Hey Jonathan! Glad to see you back editing on the wiki again. Always wonderful to see your contributions and the important corrections you are making to profiles. Please feel free to contact me if you ever want to coordinate any of your efforts on the project. --Geoff Pallay 20:52, 27 August 2011 (CDT)

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