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There is a requested move discussion at Talk:LaSalle, Illinois#Requested move 2 April 2023 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. ❯❯❯ Raydann(Talk) 09:26, 9 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Project-independent quality assessments[edit]

Quality assessments by Wikipedia editors rate articles in terms of completeness, organization, prose quality, sourcing, etc. Most wikiprojects follow the general guidelines at Wikipedia:Content assessment, but some have specialized assessment guidelines. A recent Village pump proposal was approved and has been implemented to add a |class= parameter to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, which can display a general quality assessment for an article, and to let project banner templates "inherit" this assessment.

No action is required if your wikiproject follows the standard assessment approach. Over time, quality assessments will be migrated up to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, and your project banner will automatically "inherit" any changes to the general assessments for the purpose of assigning categories.

However, if your project has decided to "opt out" and follow a non-standard quality assessment approach, all you have to do is modify your wikiproject banner template to pass {{WPBannerMeta}} a new |QUALITY_CRITERIA=custom parameter. If this is done, changes to the general quality assessment will be ignored, and your project-level assessment will be displayed and used to create categories, as at present. Aymatth2 (talk) 14:49, 11 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

CME Group Request[edit]

Hello! I recently posted a request to the CME Group Talk page and I'm hoping an experienced editor from this WikiProject can take a look at it. Last month an editor who has since been suspended made some rather substantial edits to the article, including cutting out the entire Mergers and acquisitions section. I think the intent here was a good one, as the article did feel bloated. But the end result is that there's now considerable confusion throughout the text about the distinction between CME Group and Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

As such, I put together a proposal that would correct this issue by splitting claims about contemporary operations into a new Operations section and putting historical claims into a restored (but streamlined) Mergers and acquisitions section. I also have a few other minor suggestions in the proposal that address the same core issue.

I have a conflict of interest as I work for CME Group, so I won't be making these changes myself. I am hoping, though, that editors can review what I've put together and provide feedback or simply implement these changes if they seem like an improvement. Lbischel (talk) 18:48, 8 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]