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Revision as of 16:16, 28 October 2013

Articles that need improvement can be identified and classified by the kind of improvement they need. Placing specific article improvement template(s) on an article that needs one or more accomplishes several goals:

  1. It groups that article in with other articles that need the same kind of improvement; this allows people to easily find and systematically fix the articles needing that improvement.
  2. It lets a reader know that the article has been identified as in need of a certain kind of improvement. This is valuable because:
  • The reader may be inspired to do that work
  • It doesn't leave the reader with the mistaken impression that whoever created or is working on the article believes that the article is as good as it could be.

Using the tags:
{{XXXX|Month=MONTH YEAR|Reason=ADD REASON HERE}}

  • XXXX = tag name
  • MONTH = add the appropriate month. i.e. January
  • YEAR = add the appropriate year. i.e. 2013
  • REASON = add why the tag was added. i.e. typo, news update needed, etc.

Example: {{Law update|Month=January 2013|Reason=factual error in section A}}

If an article does not fit into the projects below but requires an update, add {{Update}} to the page. (see tab "Update: not project specific")


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Can't find the appropriate template or project? {{update}} {{stub}} {{Wp-copy-vio}} {{talk undefined}} {{biased}} {{fact}} {{BP help}} Here!
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State ballot measures {{sbm update}} {{sbm expand}} {{sbm intro}} {{sbm missing}} {{sbm quality}} {{sbm stub}} {{nob update}} Here!
Local ballot measures {{lbm update}} {{lbm expand}} {{lbm intro}} {{lbm missing}} {{lbm quality}} {{lbm stub}} or {{lawlbmstub}} - Here!
Int'l ballot measures {{intl update}} {{intl expand}} {{intl intro}} {{intl missing}} {{intl quality}} {{ibm stub}} - Here!
Recall {{recall update}} {{recall expand}} {{recall intro}} {{recall missing}} {{recall quality}} {{recall stub}} - Here!
Law {{law update}} {{law expand}} {{law intro}} {{law missing}} {{law quality}} {{lawlbmstub}} or {{lbm stub}} - Here!
History {{history update}} {{history expand}} {{history intro}} {{history missing}} {{history quality}} {{history stub}} - Here!
Issues {{issues update}} {{issues expand}} {{issues intro}} {{issues missing}} {{issues quality}} - - Here!
Activists, donors {{pod update}} {{pod expand}} {{pod intro}} {{pod missing}} {{pod quality}} {{pod stub}} - Here!
School bonds and taxes {{school update}} {{school expand}} {{school intro}} {{school missing}} {{school quality}} {{school stub}} - Here!
State Constitutions {{cons update}} {{cons expand}} {{cons intro}} {{cons missing}} {{cons quality}} {{cons stub}} - Here!
Campaign finance {{finance update}} {{finance expand}} {{finance intro}} {{finance missing}} {{finance quality}} {{finance stub}} - Here!
Elections {{election update}} {{election expand}} {{election intro}} {{election missing}} {{election quality}} {{election stub}} - Here!
Congress {{cong update}} {{cong expand}} {{cong intro}} {{cong missing}} {{cong quality}} {{cong stub}} - Here!
Redistricting {{rd update}} {{rd expand}} {{rd intro}} {{rd missing}} {{rd quality}} {{rd stub}} - Here!
State Executive Officials {{seo update}} {{seo expand}} Does not exist - use {{seo expand}} Does not exist - use {{seo expand}} Does not exist - use {{seo update}} {{seo stub}} - Here!
State Legislatures {{state leg update}} {{slp expand}} {{slp intro}} {{slp missing}} {{slp quality}} {{slp stub}} - Here!
Municipal Government {{muni update}} - - - - {{mgov stub}} - Here!
School Board Elections - - - - - {{sb stub}} - Here!
Interstate Compacts {{ic update}} {{ic expand}} {{ic intro}} {{ic missing}} {{ic quality}} {{ic stub}} - Here!
Political Journalism - - - - - {{media stub}} - Here!
Templates {{temp update}} {{temp expand}} - {{temp missing}} {{temp quality}} - - Here!
Terms and Definitions {{terms update}} - - - - - - Here!

By state

Prior to 2011, state specific stub templates were common use.{{STATE stub}} Those are now, for the most part, defunct. However, to find pages tagged with those state specific stub tags, click here.

Articles to be deleted

See Ballotpedia:Nominations for deletion

General update needed

If an article does not fit into the projects above but requires an update, add {{Update}} to the page. Articles with that tag are listed below:


There are 2 pages in this category.
Page:Month:Reason:
Jonathan MotlMay 2014Serving as Montana Commissioner of Political Practices
Michigan Library AssociationJune 11, 2014reader email says that the association is not tax-payer funded. Need to do more research

Talk template: missing or needs new template

If an article does not fit into the projects above and thus is missing an appropriate talk template, add {{Talk undefined}} to the page. Articles with that tag are listed below:


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Articles with copyright issues

If an article has copyright issues (such as being copied directly from Wikipedia), add {{Wp-copy-vio}} or
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This article may contain copyrighted material.
Please help Ballotpedia by reviewing the source material or removing the copyrighted works.
to the page. Articles with that tag are listed below:


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Articles missing a citation

If an article seems to require a citation add {{fact}} to the end of the sentence requiring a reference. Articles with that tag are listed below:


Currently no articles contain this tag.

Articles with NPOV issues

If an article does not fit into a project listed above and has neutrality or point of view issues, add {{biased}} to the page. Articles with that tag are listed below:


Currently no articles contain this tag.

Stub articles

If an article does not fit into a project listed above and is a stub, add {{stub}} to the page. Articles with that tag are listed below:


No articles currently have this tag

Help articles

If you find a help article needing an update, add {{BP help}} to the page. Articles with that tag are listed below:


No articles currently have this tag

Fact

Articles with that tag are listed below:


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