Ballotpedia:Article improvement

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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.

How to use 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")

Article improvement tags and lists

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Writing guidelines
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Ballot measures
LawRecall
State legislatures
Legislators
Chambers
Elections
State executives
Elections
Congress
Elections
Congressional districts
School Boards
Districts
Elections
Candidates
Municipal Gov't
Policies
Criminal behavior & scandal
News articles

General

Project Update Stub Copyright issue Talk page Neutrality Missing citation Help Where?
Can't find the appropriate template or project? {{update}} {{stub}} {{Wp-copy-vio}} {{talk undefined}} {{biased}} {{fact}} {{BP help}} Here!

Content projects

Project Update Expand Intro Missing Quality Stub Other Where?
Ballot measures
State ballot measures {{sbm update}} {{sbm expand}} - - - {{sbm stub}} {{sbm election}} Here!
Local ballot measures {{lbm update}} - - - {{lbm quality}} {{lbm stub}} {{recall update}} Here!
Int'l ballot measures {{intl update}} {{intl expand}} {{intl intro}} {{intl missing}} {{intl quality}} {{ibm stub}} - Here!
Law {{law update}} - - - - {{law stub}} - Here!
Congress
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!
Interstate Compacts
Interstate Compacts {{ic update}} {{ic expand}} {{ic intro}} {{ic missing}} {{ic quality}} {{ic stub}} - Here!
Municipal government
Municipal Government {{muni update}} {{muni unique news update}} - - - {{mgov stub}} {{muni in progress}}
{{muni recall update}}
Here!
State Executive Officials
State Executive Officials {{SEO unique news update}} {{seo stub}} Use {{seo update}} Use {{seo stub}} Use {{SEO quality}} {{seo stub}} {{seo recall update}} Here!
State Legislatures
State Legislatures {{slp update}} {{slp expand}} {{slp intro}} {{slp missing}} {{slp quality}} {{slp stub}} {{SLP recall update}} Here!
Redistricting {{rd update}} {{rd expand}} {{rd intro}} {{rd missing}} {{rd quality}} {{rd stub}} - Here!
School Board Elections
School Board Elections {{sb update}} - - - {{sb quality}} {{sb stub}} {{SBE recall update}} Here!
Elections: activists, campaign finance, media
Elections {{election update}} {{election expand}} {{election intro}} {{election missing}} {{election quality}} {{election stub}} - Here!
Campaign finance {{finance update}} {{finance expand}} {{finance intro}} {{finance missing}} {{finance quality}} {{finance stub}} - Here!
Influencers {{winf update}} - - - - {{media stub}} {{Winf stub}} Here!
Recall Click here for tag details Here!
State Constitutions
State Constitutions {{cons update}} {{cons expand}} {{cons intro}} {{cons missing}} {{cons quality}} {{cons stub}} - Here!


Sunshine Review
Sunshine Review {{Sr update}} - - - - {{Stub (Sunshine Review)}} - Here!
Terms, definitions and templates
Templates {{temp update}} {{temp expand}} - {{temp missing}} {{temp quality}} - - Here!
Terms and Definitions {{terms update}} - - - - - - Here!
Contents
1 Update: not project specific
1.1 Articles to be deleted
1.2 General update needed
1.3 Talk template: missing or needs new template
1.4 Articles with copyright issues
1.4.1 Urgent: copyright problems
1.4.2 Wiki copyright
1.4.3 General copyright
1.4.4 Image copyright
1.5 Articles missing a citation
1.6 Articles with NPOV issues
1.7 Stub articles
1.8 Help articles

Articles to be deleted

See Ballotpedia:Nominations for deletion

No articles currently have this tag

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 4 pages in this category.
Page:Month:Reason:
District of Columbia Board of Education
Grover Norquist
Supreme Court of the United States
The "My Government Website" Project

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:

No articles currently have this tag

Articles with copyright issues

If an article has copyright issues (such as being copied directly from Wikipedia), add {{Wp-copy-vio}} or {{Copyright}} to the page. If an image violates copyright, add {{badimage}} Articles with that tag are listed below:l

If the matter is urgent, add {{Now-copyvio}}.

Urgent: copyright problems

No articles currently have this tag

Wiki copyright

No articles currently have this tag

General copyright

There are 37 pages in this category.
Page:Month:Reason:
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Abortion
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Agricultural subsidies
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Budgets
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Character
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Civil liberties
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Communications
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Education
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Federal assistance programs
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Federalism
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Foreign affairs
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Gay rights
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Government regulations
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Healthcare
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Immigration
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/International trade
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Labor and employment
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Natural resources
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Political and leadership attributes
Dennis Kucinich possible presidential campaign, 2016/Taxes
Mitch Daniels possible presidential campaign, 2016
Mitch Daniels possible presidential campaign, 2016/Abortion
Mitch Daniels possible presidential campaign, 2016/Budgets
Mitch Daniels possible presidential campaign, 2016/Character
Mitch Daniels possible presidential campaign, 2016/Communications
Mitch Daniels possible presidential campaign, 2016/Education
Mitch Daniels possible presidential campaign, 2016/Federal assistance programs
Mitch Daniels possible presidential campaign, 2016/Federalism
Mitch Daniels possible presidential campaign, 2016/Gay rights
Mitch Daniels possible presidential campaign, 2016/Government regulations
Mitch Daniels possible presidential campaign, 2016/Immigration
Mitch Daniels possible presidential campaign, 2016/Labor and employment
Mitch Daniels possible presidential campaign, 2016/Natural resources
Mitch Daniels possible presidential campaign, 2016/Political and leadership attributes
Mitch Daniels possible presidential campaign, 2016/Race relations
Mitt Romney possible presidential campaign, 2016
Paul Ryan possible presidential campaign, 2016

Image copyright

There are 1 pages in this category.
Page:Month:Reason:
Ballotpedia:Image copyright tagsJanuary 2, 2014IGNORE THIS TAG

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:

There are 12 pages in this category.
Page:Month:Reason:
Alma Nash McMillian
Beth Thomas
David L. Smith
Ellis J. Daigle
Help:FootnotesJanuary 2014IGNORE THIS TAG
Ballotpedia:InquiriesJanuary 2014IGNORE THIS TAG
Marketia R. Arthur
Martha Chambless
Ralph Tureau
Tennessee government sector lobbying
Terry G. Breaux
Thomas Fuselier

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:

No articles currently have 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