LPedia:Volunteer Project - Mining National Delegate Lists

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This project entails reviewing national delegate lists day by day and extracting this information into biography pages.

Here are the uploaded lists that have not yet been mined:

Steps to Extract

Become familiar with the columns on the spreadsheet.

The items relevant to this project are:

  • Columns A-C: The full name of the individual
  • Column G: The home state of the individual
  • Column J: The state that is seating the individual (which may not be the same as the home state in column G)
  • Column K: Whether the individual is a delegate or an alternate delegate

*More recent delegate lists have additional potentially relevant data such as dates of arrival and departure.

The spreadsheets will look similar to the below image:

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Start with the first name and search to determine if there is already an LPedia article for that individual

Note: General familiarity with the LPedia: Manual of Style and basic editing skills are presumed.

If an article already exists

Let's take Kevin Gulbranson as an example. In the screenshot below, you can see that he is listed as being a delegate at the 2012, 2016, and 2018 conventions sitting with Colorado twice and North Carolina once.

KevinGulbranson-screenshot.png

Create edits to the article to add the information similar to the above being sure to include the year and the state seating the delegate. If the delegate was an alternate please note that in parenthesis. You will also need to add the appropriate categories which will comprise two entries in the following format:

  • [[Category: INSERT YEAR National Convention Delegates]] or use the word "Alternates" instead of "Delegates" where appropriate
  • [[Category: INSERT STATE AND THEN YEAR National Convention Delegates]] or use the word "Alternates" instead of "Delegates" where appropriate
  • [[Category: Party Activists from the INSERT DECADE]] - if they span multiple decades use each of those categories
  • [[Category: INSERT HOME STATE Party Activists]]

If an article does not already exist

For Delegates seated with their own state

You will need to create a very minimal article along these lines:

{{Infobox Person
|name = PUT IN FULL NAME
|name-first = PUT IN FIRST NAME
|name-last = PUT IN LAST NAME
|image =
|image-size =
|image-caption =
|office =
|title =
|term-start =
|term-end =
|alongside =
|predecessor =
|successor =
|office2 =
|title2 =
|term-start2 =
|term-end2 =
|alongside2 =
|predecessor2 =
|successor2 =
|birth-date =
|birth-place =
|death-date =
|death-place =
|education =
|military =
|occupation =
|residence = PUT IN HOME STATE
|party = Libertarian
|website =
|facebook =
|twitter =
|instagram =
}}</nowiki>


INSERT NAME was a delegate at the [[National Convention INSERT YEAR|INSERT YEAR National Convention]] and sat with the delegation of the [[INSERT NAME OF AFFILIATE]]

{{Biography Stub}}

[[Category: INSERT STATE Party Activists]]
[[Category: Party Activists from the INSERT DECADE's]] [[Category: INSERT YEAR National Convention Delegates]]
[[Category: INSERT STATE AND THEN YEAR National Convention Delegates]]

For Delegates seated with another state

You will need to create a very minimal article along these lines:

{{Infobox Person
|name = PUT IN FULL NAME
|name-first = PUT IN FIRST NAME
|name-last = PUT IN LAST NAME
|image =
|image-size =
|image-caption =
|office =
|title =
|term-start =
|term-end =
|alongside =
|predecessor =
|successor =
|office2 =
|title2 =
|term-start2 =
|term-end2 =
|alongside2 =
|predecessor2 =
|successor2 =
|birth-date =
|birth-place =
|death-date =
|death-place =
|education =
|military =
|occupation =
|residence = PUT IN HOME STATE
|party = Libertarian
|website =
|facebook =
|twitter =
|instagram =
}}</nowiki>


INSERT NAME was a delegate at the [[National Convention INSERT YEAR|INSERT YEAR National Convention]] and sat with the delegation of the [[INSERT NAME OF AFFILIATE]]

{{Biography Stub}}

[[Category: INSERT THEIR HOME STATE Party Activists]]
[[Category: Party Activists from the INSERT DECADE's]] [[Category: INSERT YEAR National Convention Delegates]]
[[Category: INSERT STATE THEY WERE SEATED WITH AND THEN YEAR National Convention Delegates]]

*Note that for alternates just put the words alternate where delegate would typically appear.


Populate/Create the Article Page on the Delegate List

Extract the information into an easily-viewable page for this wiki. Document:National Convention 2018 Delegates List is one such article]]. You would create a page containing this information (the relevant columns may be different depending upon the contents of the delegate file you are working with, this 2018 file has more information than earlier lists]].

{{Docalt XLS|UPLOADED FILE NAME.xlsx}}
This is the official delegates list for the [[National Convention INSERT CONVENTION YEAR]] (address and other information not reproduced). <big>'''DRAFT IN PROGRESS, REFER TO XLS FILE UNTIL COMPLETED'''</big>

{| class="wikitable sortable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
! Delegate ID !! First Name !! Last Name !! Home State !! Delegate State !! Delegate Status
|-
| INSERT DELEGATE NUMBER || [[FULL DELEGATE NAME|DELEGATE FIRST NAME]] || [[FULL DELEGATE NAME|DELEGATE LAST NAME]] || HOME STATE || STATE DELEGATE FOR || WHETHER DELEGATE OR ALTERNATE ||
|-
|}

[[Category: INSERT YEAR National Convention Delegates]]
[[Category: Delegate Lists]]
[[Category: National Party Delegate Lists]]

Before leaving this project after any work session

Note on the Discussion/ Talk Page for this article where you left off on any list or when a list is completed.