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Domestic discipline[edit]

This WikiProject seems inactive, but if someone is still watching this page, please take a look at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Domestic_discipline. This seems the most specific project to leave notice given that it lists domestic violence on the project page. VG 13:48, 1 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It seems to me this project is inactive... comments? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 21:17, 4 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was just wondering that myself...I came to ask about a couple articles, actually, but I guess there's really no one to answer... Ks0stm (TCG) 01:07, 11 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looking for Good Article reviewers for sociology of family student articles[edit]

I'd appreciate any help with reviewing articles by my students around late November. See details here. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 18:48, 22 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Family Economics Wikipedia:USEP/Courses/Labor/Gender II: Economics of Gender (Gunseli Berik)[edit]

I am planning to revise the article family economics. I thought it is a suitable topic for being under the wiki project Family and Relationships, since the article is focusing on economics aspects of family and relationships. So I suggest to bring this article under this wiki project. Family economics is a subject that has been developed in last few decades and there are many resources that could be used to develop the article. Currently the article is pretty much like an outline of a more developed encyclopedia article. I think the subjects that are stated in the article can be a starting point from which further development. I am planning to put the marriage, or formation of family, division of labor within the family and history of family as three possible sections that could be added to the article. I would really appreciate any general ideas on the contribution i am planning to make. One subject where I am not certain is the children. I think I may add another section on the role of children in the family, or I can cover the role of children within the family family in other sections. Also I think I might add how economics of family is related to macroeconomic policies, like welfare programs, or social movements like feminism, or socialism. However I think I might overextend the article by doing then. If you have any advice on these particular subjects where i have confusion, I would like to hear that.

Kerem Cantekin (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 22:12, 19 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Abortion advocacy movement coverage ready for community feedback[edit]

Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Abortion advocacy movement coverage, an RFC that will affect the title of the articles currently titled Support for the legalization of abortion and Opposition to legal abortion if consensus is found in favor of its conclusions, is now in its community feedback phase and ready for editors to register opinions and arguments. Please add your feedback; thanks! —chaos5023 (talk) 17:30, 22 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Portal:Society at peer review[edit]

Portal:Society is now up for portal peer review, the review page is at Wikipedia:Portal peer review/Society/archive1. I've put a bit of effort into this as part of a featured portal drive related to portals linked from the top-right corner of the Main Page, and feedback would be appreciated prior to featured portal candidacy. Thank you for your time, — Cirt (talk) 02:41, 23 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Portal:Society for featured portal consideration[edit]

I've nominated Portal:Society for featured portal candidacy, discussion is at Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Society. Thank you for your time, — Cirt (talk) 22:27, 12 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Family Economics Wikipedia:USEP/Courses/Labor/Gender II: Economics of Gender (Gunseli Berik)[edit]

I have completed my revision of family economics article. If you give me any feedback I will be appreciated. (talk) 17:57, 4 December 2012 (UTC) Kerem Cantekin (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:20, 3 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Expansion of "Sterilization (medicine)" article[edit]

As part of a class project, my partner and I want to revise the "Sterilization (medicine)" article. Because the current article only mentions sterilization methods and psychological effects (which are well done by the way), we plan to add sections, some of which we've outlined below:

2. Affected populations-we'll look at which groups that tend to be sterilized and break down the populations into categories if there are relevant trends. Ex: Women who are sterilized vs. men who are sterilized; investigating whether certain races are more likely to participate in sterilization; etc. 2.1 Gender 2.2 Race 2.3 Socio-economic status

3. Effects-expanding this section to cover more than just psychological effects. 3.1 Physical 3.2 Psychological 3.3 Familial 3.4 Community and Beyond

We're especially interested in how sterilization affects women's status within families and the greater community. We target women specifically because of their substantial role in the childbearing and childrearing process. As much of our focus will be on familial and communal relationships, we believe that our page will appropriately fit within this WikiProject. We are open to feedback and constructive criticism about how we can best improve this article.

Several of our sources are studies that look into the relationship between family planning and sterilization (Abell 1987; Banerjee and Duflo 2011; Short, Linmao and Wentao 2000) as well as relations between men and women regarding sterilization (Char, Saavala and Kulmala 2009).

ThatRavengirl (talk) 21:23, 5 March 2013 (UTC) and MariapickettReply[reply]

Proposed new entry titled "Maternity leave (United States)"[edit]

The WikiProject Family and relationships seeks to ensure that articles relating to familial issues are well-organized and written. In compliance with this mission, as part of a school project, I intend to create a new entry delving into maternity leave policy within the United States with the hope of ultimately including it in this particular WikiProject. Maternityleave would be an appropriate addition to this WikiProject community as it intimately influences parental practices and overall family life. These policies tremendously impact both childhood development and gender equality. Despite its profound influence on American society, many individuals are often ignorant about many aspects of maternity leave policy. Wikipedia's dearth of relevant information on United States maternity leave does not align with the topic's particular significance and prevalence. Therefore, with the page's enhancement and addition to this WikiProject, I hope to raise awareness about maternity leave within the United States. Primarily through the use of scholarly articles and policy reports, I intend to create an entirely new page delving into the history of maternity leave, its current legal and legislative framework, and its impact on American society. Given the gravity of this topic, I recognize that I likely will need assistance throughout the project. Therefore, I encourage all feedback and suggestions on any aspect of my proposal. Specifically, I welcome source recommendations and suggestions of other Wikipedia articles relevant to my topic. Moreover, while outside of the scope my project, I hope that other editors choose to create similar maternity leave pages for other countries along with the United States. This will allow the easy comparison of various maternity leave systems and thus prove incredibly useful to the Wikipedia community. Thank you for all considerations.

Mwtwgt (talk) 23:28, 5 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Domestic violence[edit]

I plan to edit the article, Domestic violence in Chile. While this article is specific to a certain area, WikiProject Family and Relationships generally lacks information on violence in the home. Addressing this issue raises awareness regarding a particularly important issue relative to relationships. As I edit this article, I plan to include details on the economic impacts of domestic violence. Although I will be targeting Chile, these economic impacts are applicable to essentially all areas affected by domestic violence. Socioeconomic status and cultural correlations with domestic violence will also by analyzed in the updated article.

Mtdillman (talk) 04:26, 6 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed revisions to population mobility article[edit]

Hello! I am a student at Rice university and am working to revise the current population mobility article. I'm updating the article to show how the ability to travel and relocate effects the dynamics families and women in particular. Wikipedia currently lacks information on geographic mobility outside the US, and does not look at how the ability to travel can change the dynamic of a community. The current Population mobility article focuses only on demographic measures of population mobility and the technical definition of mobility in the US Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. Do you think this idea fits under population mobility, or does it work better in another article? Has this information been covered under another family article that I did not find? Also, let me know if you have any advice about writing a well-balanced and well-supported article about family. Thanks! matt.9.johnson (talk) 22:07, 6 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfC on title of Sarah Brown (wife of Gordon Brown)[edit]

Hi, there is an RM/RfC here that may be of interest to this project. --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 01:54, 7 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reliable source usage[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Asian Americans#Asian American interracial trope. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 02:04, 24 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

When God Writes Your Love Story[edit]

The article about the dating-and-marriage book When God Writes Your Love Story is a current featured article candidate. Any constructive comments you would be willing to provide at the discussion would be greatly appreciated. Neelix (talk) 19:14, 20 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Divorce law in China[edit]

Divorce law in China should be deleted or substantially improved. Discuss at Talk:Divorce law in China. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 20:46, 2 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merge proposal[edit]

Proposal to move family name to surname. Come weigh in, but (a) kindly read the existing discussion first and (b), if you feel that family name is distinct from surname, kindly be able to articulate how. — LlywelynII 04:47, 20 December 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Same‐sex marriage in Utah RfC[edit]

There is an RfC here on whether to include purple as a new map‐color for Utah — Info por favor (talk) 00:15, 9 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Legality of child marriage map[edit]

This map needs a lot of work..! [1] --Prcc27 (talk) 06:48, 22 June 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Leaflet for Wikiproject Family and Relationships at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Adikhajuria (talk) 12:44, 27 June 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Rotten Kid Theorem[edit]

Hiya. I just mostly rewrote the article on Becker's Rotten Kid Theorem.

Since it's marked as being part of this project, and I'm "intimately" acquainted with the subject matter, I'd like to object a bit. I mean, that theorem is a thought experiment in formal economics. It's nice as hell in the formal analysis of altruism and mechanism design and whatnot. And sure, it originated in work which was markedly and foremost about family and relationships.

But I don't think it really qualifies for this Wikiproject, directly. Family economics does, and many of the other subjects which which come close to it. But not this kind of a singular though experiment. This is the kind of stuff you want to bump into after reading into the more noteworthy and topical material, and not something you'd want to see in any topic listing before that.

I'd say it's almost comparable to something like the EMH ( ), which *too* is fully applicable within a family. In so many ways even. But since it isn't *specific* to family life, I wouldn't take it in as part of the WikiProject, either. And thus I'd advocate for removing the Rotten Kid Theorem article as well; keeping it as part of an easily reached categorization or link cloud having to do with family economics, absolutely, but nixing it from the project an sich at the uppermost level. Decoy (talk) 00:41, 6 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

merging template Polygamous marriage[edit]

I'd like to go ahead with the merge of {{Legal recognition of polygamy}}. I've listed the outline of what I plan to do on Template talk:Polygamous marriage. Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 11:14, 28 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfC United States same-sex marriage map[edit]

I opened up an RfC for the U.S. same-sex marriage map due to the complicated situation of Kansas: RfC: How should we color Kansas?. Prcc27 (talk) 04:44, 9 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia Primary School invitation[edit]

Hi everybody. On behalf of the teams behind the Wikipedia Primary School research project, I would like to announce that the article Domestic violence (of interest to this wikiproject) was selected a while ago to be reviewed by an external expert. We'd now like to ask interested editors to join our efforts and improve the article before March 15, 2015 (any timezone) as they see fit; a revision will be then sent to the designated expert for review (please see the article's talk page for details). Any notes and remarks written by the external expert will be made available on the article's talk page under a CC-BY-SA license as soon as possible, so that you can read them, discuss them and then decide if and how to use them. Please sign up here to let us know you're collaborating. Thanks a lot for your support! Elitre (WPS) (talk) 17:01, 1 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nomination of Paternity fraud for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Paternity fraud is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Paternity fraud until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Warm Worm (talkcontribs) 01:59, 14 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nomination of Meitiv family for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Meitiv family is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Meitiv family until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. --Dr. Fleischman (talk) 04:57, 15 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

List of people with the most children listed at Requested moves[edit]


A requested move discussion has been initiated for List of people with the most children to be moved to Lists of people by number of children. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 23:16, 28 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Scientific American source/prevalence of domestic violence data at the Domestic violence article[edit]

Opinions are needed on the following matter: Talk:Domestic violence#Should the Scientific American "rates of domestic violence are roughly equal between men and women" material be included? A WP:Permalink for it is here. Flyer22 (talk) 05:55, 23 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Men Going Their Own Way listed at Requested moves[edit]


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Article alerts[edit]

FYI Article alerts have been added to this wikiproject. The list should be available next time the aalertsbot runs. Ottawahitech (talk) 15:46, 4 January 2016 (UTC)please ping meReply[reply]

Merger proposal[edit]

It has been proposed that Japan foreign marriage be merged into Mail-order bride. Please comment at Talk:Japan foreign marriage#Merger proposal. ミーラー強斗武 (StG88ぬ会話) 07:54, 13 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement![edit]

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Please note that Wedding ring, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
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Please provide comment at Talk:Polygyny#Map of polygyny w.r.t. Russia. (This project is being pinged because the topic-in-question is listed as a topic under this WikiProject's umbrella.) --Izno (talk) 13:49, 14 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Child marriage and Teen marriage articles[edit]

Opinions are needed on Talk:Child marriage/Archive 1#Recent changes and Talk:Teen marriage#Recent image addition. The first discussion concerns changes made to the article's terminology, the use of images and whether or not to merge the article. And the second discussion concerns whether or not the lead image is appropriate for the article. Permalinks here and here. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 21:21, 3 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]



Hello, WikiProject Family and relationships!

We would be delighted if would like to participate in WikiProject Parenting. This is an effort to improve the coverage of topics relating to parenting and children on the English Wikipedia. We hope you will be interested in becoming part of the project! Please add your name to our project page and look at the talk page to find out what we're up to. Thank you!

Mvolz (talk) 16:49, 28 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User script to detect unreliable sources[edit]

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[ Article of things]" ''''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:01, 29 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]