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Welcome to the Alabama WikiProject. We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of articles related to Alabama. This WikiProject was started on April 6, 2007, which was 17 years and 18 days ago.

  • The goal of this WikiProject is to provide complete coverage on subjects related to Alabama, by expanding articles on people, places, and things resident or native to Alabama.
  • This project proposes to work with all pages related to the state of Alabama, its history, geography, and people.

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Active members[edit]

To join WikiProject Alabama, edit this section and add #{{subst:me}} and any comments to the following list of members in alphabetical order by username. Members should place member identification on their user page.
(Last updated on January 21, 2017)

  1. AlaGuy 00:20, 7 April 2007 (UTC), Decatur and Tuscaloosa areas[reply]
  2. Alarob 17:12, 8 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Majoreditor 01:56, 16 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Patriarca12 14:13, 18 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Lkseitz 16:41, 18 April 2007 (UTC), Birmingham and Huntsville areas[reply]
  6. CC21560 21:51, 28 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  7. LadyofShalott 16:47, 2 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Realkyhick 16:45, 15 September 2007 (UTC), Birmingham area[reply]
  9. Ecjmartin, Dothan, Daleville and southeast Alabama
  10. Trilobitealive plants of Alabama, literature of Alabama, amateur astronomy
  11. Zigzig20s-listed buildings, churches, universities, GOP.Zigzig20s (talk) 17:10, 23 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Timdwilliamson (talk) 04:53, 23 December 2015 (UTC) Loxley, Alabama[reply]
  13. Aabdullayev851 (talk · contribs) 21 January 2015
  14. Sedriskell 13:09, 5 May 2017 (UTC), Decatur, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa; geosciences, cartography, demography[reply]
  15. BrokeBox (talk · contribs) 17:00:52, 8 January 2019 (UTC) [reply]
  16. User:Ed. Jishnu 20 January 2019
  17. Remonds (talk · contribs) 18:03:46, 5 June 2019 (UTC)  13:02 (CST) 6 June 2019, Tuscaloosa area[reply]
  18. Dofftoubab, 21:58, 21 April 2020 (UTC), central Alabama[reply]
  19. Johnnie Bob (talk · contribs) 20:35:36, 20 October 2020 (UTC) , Pre-war and reconstruction periods. Jefferson and Coosa counties.[reply]
  20. WLet718 (talk · contribs) 23:18:15, 17 January 2021 (UTC)  History of Northern Alabama, Lauderdale, Colbert primarily; some knowledge of Lawrence and Winston Co.s[reply]
  21. RomeoEchoDelta (talk · contribs) 20:07:03, 1 September 2022 (UTC)  Primarily Pickens, Tuscaloosa, and Jefferson counties. Mainly images and road information.[reply]
  22. Fairlydaisy04 (talk · contribs) 31 January 2023 Interstates, Tornadoes, and State Parks. Jefferson, Shelby, Blount, and Cullman Counties
  23. Umberdown (talk · contribs) 19:35:07, 15 February 2023

Former members[edit]

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  1. TrojanRobert, Montgomery - retired journalist, broadcaster, state employee
  2. WTGDMan1986 - revert vandalism from all articles relating to this state.
  3. Ravenhull, Mobile area
  4. Rlm0710, Mobile area
  5. Izzy007 18:05, 15 September 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Crkey 04:41, 29 August 2007 (UTC), Huntsville[reply]
  7. Dravecky 11:10, 31 July 2007 (UTC), radio stations, Huntsville, and structural issues (Died April 23, 2016)[reply]
  8. Wendell 03:51, 23 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Вasil | talk 22:37, 6 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Patricksewell 20:02, 12 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  11. WayneRay 12:53, 17 April 2007 (UTC), Clay County[reply]
  12. Govtrust 13:08, 29 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Diarmada 21:33, 29 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Dailynetworks 13:00, 17 May 2007 (UTC), Colbert County, The Shoals Area, Cherokee[reply]
  15. Heatherfire 15:15, 20 June 2007 (UTC), Huntsville, Madison and Tuscaloosa, specifically the schools[reply]
  16. Robberex 17:00, 15 September 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Deathgecko 18:33, 15 September 2007 (UTC), Huntsville, its high schools, and its local government[reply]
  18. MGSGNR 19:45, 15 September 2007 (UTC), Etowah County area and related topics[reply]
  19. Droliver 20:22, 15 September 2007 (UTC), native of Mountain Brook/Birmingham[reply]
  20. Helmsb 04:40, 16 September 2007 (UTC), Birmingham area[reply]
  21. Simplemindedted 12:12, 17 September 2007 (UTC), Auburn/Opelika, Lee County, constitutional reform and Alabama politics[reply]
  22. OEP 16:07, 19 September 2007 (UTC), Tuscaloosa, Local knowledge, film[reply]
  23. Facingthetrend, Birmingham area
  24. Civilengtiger, Birmingham area, transportation, geography, natural features
  25. Kmitchell19, Dekalb County, Telecommunications, Technology, Gaming
  26. Petti002, Monroe County, Southwest Alabama
  27. DocOctopus, Birmingham, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Auburn; business and education, recreation and outdoors.
  28. Htmlinc, Wetumpka area
  29. Heath007 (talk) 03:37, 15 August 2008 (UTC), Dothan and Auburn areas[reply]
  30. Anivron (talk) 01:55, 21 October 2008 (UTC), Huntsville and state history[reply]
  31. Jo7hs2 (talk) 16:39, 24 December 2008 (UTC), Natural and historical features of Alabama, particularly Sipsey Wilderness and Bankhead National Forest, etc...[reply]
  32. Mistress of Awesome (talk) 19:06, 30 May 2009 (UTC), native of North Alabama; interested in Athens, Huntsville, and Birmingham[reply]
  33. Gray10k (talk) politics, state officials, south alabama
  34. Lgrace07, Pickens County
  35. Bamaweather statewide geography
  36. Frank MottleyAuburn, Opelika, and southeastern Alabama
  37. Dan Tromedlov 12:25, 5 February 2010
  38. JasonWeakley, Birmingham Area
  39. Leeannedy 22:52, 19 May 2007 (UTC), Current focus on prehistory and colonial history in the state[reply]
  40. Mickeydisneylover Huntsville, Madison, Athens, Florence, Birmingham
  41. Mbama7 (talk) 04:12, 4 July 2013 (UTC), Northwest Alabama[reply]
  42. DarthWyyrlok 9:09 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  43. AuburnPilot 06:34, 7 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  44. Dystopos 19:06, 9 April 2007 (UTC), Birmingham District[reply]
  45. Mnemnoch 04:58, 3 August 2007 (UTC), Baldwin County, Alabama Educational System[reply]
  46. JodyB 14:24, 31 March 2007 (UTC), Southwest Alabama including Mobile and Baldwin County.[reply]
  47. Altairisfar 02:03, 18 September 2007 (UTC), South Alabama[reply]
  48. Poison the Well 01:10, 3 October 2007 (UTC), Mobile area[reply]
  49. Spyder Monkey (Talk) 05:21, 21 September 2008 (UTC), Montgomery and Huntsville[reply]
  50. Nhlarry, Huntsville area
  51. Saverivers, Auburn Area - Photographer, historian. 11:12, 12 April 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  52. chakrakhan 11:07, 5 Nov 2014 (UTC)
  53. Gentlejackjones (talk)

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Articles for deletion (WP:AFD)[edit]

Tonya Suzanne Holly[edit]

Tonya Suzanne Holly (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) – (View AfD | edits since nomination)
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Delete: non-notable director/producer. Per IMDb, only accomplishments are When I Find the Ocean (2006) and The Mirror (2003). Other stuff (since 2012) still "in development". Nirva20 (talk) 01:34, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Patrick Braxton[edit]

Patrick Braxton (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) – (View AfD | edits since nomination)
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Falls clearly within WP:SINGLEEVENT. Braxton is notable only for one event - the controversy over his mayoral election. He is not even notable for being mayor, as he has done nothing significant in his capacity as mayor (likely due to the controversy), and the position of mayor of this tiny town is not itself notable. The controversy is currently covered in the Newbern, Alabama, article, which is the appropriate place for that. There is no need to have this separate article whose subject is not notable. Ergo Sum 03:05, 11 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

  • Note: This discussion has been included in the list of Politicians-related deletion discussions. Ergo Sum 03:09, 11 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Note: This discussion has been included in the list of Alabama-related deletion discussions. Ergo Sum 03:10, 11 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Keep but consider a page move (outside of AfD). This is a WP:BLP1E but the guidance on that gives three arms to consider as to whether the subject should have an article:

    1. Reliable sources cover the person only in the context of a single event.
    2. The person otherwise remains, and is likely to remain, a low-profile individual. Biographies in these cases can give undue weight to the event and conflict with neutral point of view. In such cases, it is usually better to merge the information and redirect the person's name to the event article.
    3. The event is not significant or the individual's role was either not substantial or not well documented. John Hinckley Jr., for example, has a separate article because the single event he was associated with, the Reagan assassination attempt, was significant, and his role was both substantial and well documented.

    On point (1) the nom is correct. Reliable sources only cover the subject with respect to this event. It is a BLP1E. On (2) I am unconvinced. It appears likely that the town will be forced to hold elections and the subject could win such elections, and that this would be notable and covered widely. That is speculation at this stage and WP:TOOSOON applies, but I don't think it is likely they will return to a low profile. On (3) the event is, in fact, quite significant, and is already reasonably well documented, although largely in primay sources.
    So I think coverage of this is due. But the nom. also correctly points out it is covered in the Newbern, Alabama page. It should be there, but the case is significant enough and notable enough that I think, per WP:PAGEDECIDE, there is a good case for a spinout page that discusses this in particular. People will be referring to this event for some time to come, and although it is again TOOSOON to judge the lasting impact, it is likely to be covered in secondary sources as a notable event in its own right. So I find that some article just on the event is due. The only remaining question is whether it is due as a BLP or due as an article on the event. If the latter, this article should be moved and covered as an article on the event and not as a BLP. This is in line with other BLP1Es, e.g. Lucia de Berk case. Note also arm 2 of BLP1E actually suggest merging with an article on the event, such an article being assumed. However that discussion need not be at AfD. An RM could be opened on the page instead. Sirfurboy🏄 (talk) 09:27, 11 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Just a word in response. I think it highly unlikely that one can say with any degree of confidence that the subject of the article is likely to become a high-profile figure. That would just be speculation and could be said about any other person or any other mayor of a tiny, rural town with less than 200 residents, which is not the standard BLP1E contemplates.
    As for the significance of the event, that too seems minor and fleeting. Its coverage has been almost entirely by local sources that likely would not qualify as RS. It seems that only two large news outlets wrote articles about the controversy and there has been no sustained coverage. In any event, WP's coverage of the controversy should be in the article about the town. Ergo Sum 19:50, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Perfectly willing to accept we may be WP:TOOSOON to judge the impact. I already made that point, but I disagree that Its coverage has been almost entirely by local sources that likely would not qualify as RS. A quick google of the name reveals that in addition to the UK's Guardian source on the page, it is also covered in the Daily Mail (we all know what we think about that one - but note it is a right wing source), ABC News, CNN, CBS, the Wall Street Journal etc. All of these are news sources, and reporting is generally a primary source but they are all (other than the Daily Mail) reliable sources. Then we have sources like the Equal Justice Initiative [4] and many similar. Also additional information, e.g. [5] - Law & Crime. Again, we are close to the event, and that is always problematic in separating secondary sources from primary, but there is a lot of coverage of this and it is worldwide. It is simply not true that this is entirely local sources. Sirfurboy🏄 (talk) 20:33, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Redirect to Newbern, or re-scope to include the court case ala other one events. He as a person is not notable beyond the role. Star Mississippi 16:33, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Redirect to Newbern, where the entire controversy can be covered comfortably. He's not otherwise notable. SportingFlyer T·C 22:05, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Relisted to generate a more thorough discussion and clearer consensus.
Please add new comments below this notice. Thanks, Liz Read! Talk! 02:59, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

2007 Montgomery mayoral election[edit]

2007 Montgomery mayoral election (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) – (View AfD | edits since nomination)
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Only a single source, not enough to demonstrate notability. Yoblyblob (Talk) :) 16:34, 5 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Relisted to generate a more thorough discussion and clearer consensus.
Please add new comments below this notice. Thanks, Liz Read! Talk! 22:44, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Relisted to generate a more thorough discussion and clearer consensus.
Relisting comment: Relisting. I'd like to hear more points of view on whether the proposed redirect and its target article are acceptable. I've never come across an election article being redirected to a candidate's page.
Please add new comments below this notice. Thanks, Liz Read! Talk! 22:43, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

  • Delete only one source and it's an excel file, only a city election, nothing to ATD here. SportingFlyer T·C 01:02, 20 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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  • 18 Apr 2024 – Tonya Suzanne Holly (talk · edit · hist) was AfDed by Nirva20 (t · c); see discussion (3 participants)
  • 11 Apr 2024 – Patrick Braxton (talk · edit · hist) was AfDed by Ergo Sum (t · c); see discussion (4 participants; relisted)
  • 05 Apr 2024 – 2007 Montgomery mayoral election (talk · edit · hist) was AfDed by Yoblyblob (t · c); see discussion (5 participants; relisted)
  • 09 Apr 2024Deep South Rugby Football Union (talk · edit · hist) AfDed by JTtheOG (t · c) was closed as redirect by Liz (t · c) on 16 Apr 2024; see discussion (2 participants)

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