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Latest comment: 9 days ago by SMcCandlish in topic Missing article: Poly-viscose

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Inkle weaving vs. Inkle loom vs. Band weavingEdit

I have started to work on the Inkle weaving article, but I think this title is either too narrow, or not specific enough. I've added some possible suggestions for change on the talk page for the article, and would be interested in reactions to these possible directions to take. It will be easier to continue editing with a clearer focus for the article, as well as possibly starting a second article. Thank you. TrudiJ (talk) 09:56, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Project-independent quality assessmentsEdit

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) 17:29, 13 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Please see Talk:Tartan#Twill construction. The article section it refers to (Tartan#Weaving construction) could use review by someone familiar with weaving terms to make sure that its present wording is as it should be after merging material originally in that section and material from the lead.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  11:06, 15 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Missing article: Poly-viscoseEdit

Poly-viscose and the likely redirects poly–viscose, polyviscose, and poly viscose are redlinks. However, this fabric, a blend of viscose (AKA rayon) and polyester, needs an article. There's a whole lot material about it (especially in connection to the kilt trade, where it has become a popular alternative to wool tartan), but also in broader manufacturing categories. I find mentions of it in various WP articles [1]. I would create a WP:STUB on it, but I'm eyeballs deep in an overhaul of the Tartan article (for two weeks running). PS: The Wiktionary entry wikt:polyviscose is wrong, and has a silly folk etymology in it: "A polymer manufactured from plant cellulose". PPS: It's frequently referred to as PV, which presently redirects to Photovoltaics, so that would need a {{Redirect|PV|the polymer blend material|Poly-viscose}} hatnote. I've also seen it referred to as P-V, which is a redlink. PPPS: Should also have redirects at polyester-viscose, polyester–viscose, polyester-rayon, polyester–rayon; viscose-polyester, etc.; polyester–viscose blend, etc.; and poly/viscose, etc.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  02:11, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]