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Wikipedia:Department directory

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To assist in the administration of the Wikipedia community and development of the encyclopedia, the community has established a wide range of administration pages. Many of the pages listed below are Wikipedia request departments, and need continuous attention from volunteers like you to answer or deal with requests. For a listing of ongoing discussions and current requests, see the dashboard. For other useful directories and indexes, see the directory.




About Wikipedia

Wikipedia community

Community portalWP:COM
DashboardWP:W
MaintenanceWP:WM
Editor's indexWP:A-Z
Essay directoryWP:EDIR

News

Community bulletin boardWP:CBB
The SignpostWP:POST
Wikipedia in the media
MilestonesWP:MILE
Press releases
StatsWP:ST
Milestones (interwiki)
Regional notice boardsWP:RNB
Goings-onWP:GO
Requests for commentWP:RFC

Support groups and programs

AwardsWP:AWARDS
   Barnstar pagesWP:AW
   Other awardsWP:ORA
   Awards by WikiProjectWP:WPPA
Birthday CommitteeWP:BDC
Editor assistanceWP:ASSIST
Meetup (Regional meetings)WP:MEET
Reward board (wiki-trading)WP:REWARD
Welcoming committeeWP:WC

Help related

Static help

Main help portalWP:HELP
Help menuH:MENU
Help directoryH:D
TutorialWP:T
Frequently asked questionsWP:FAQ
Tips libraryWP:TIPS
Tip of the dayWP:TIP
User page design centerWP:UPDC
SandboxWP:SB

Dynamic help

Request directoryWP:RQ
General questionsWP:Q
Help with building or operating Wikipedia
(expect a reply)
Help DeskWP:HD
TeahouseH:TH
Adopt-a-userWP:AAU
Online Ambassadors/MentorsWP:OAM
Copyright assistanceWP:RFCA
Media copyright questionsWP:CQ
Requests for administrator attentionWP:RAA
Village pump (technical)WP:VPT
Help with real-world issues / content
(expect a reply)
Reference deskWP:RD
    HumanitiesWP:RD/H
    ScienceWP:RD/S
    Mathematics                   WP:RD/MA
    Computing                   WP:RD/C
    LanguageWP:RD/L
    EntertainmentWP:RD/E
    MiscellaneousWP:RD/M
    Archives 

Editorial departments

Articles are contributed and edited directly by users. All Wikipedians belong to the editorial team.

Content creation

Writing tools
Writing resources
Article translation

Article creation

Articles for creation
Article requests
Contribution Team
Feedback requests
Missing articles
Most wanted articles

Article refinement

Review new overhauls
Verification needed
Vital articles
See also: Featured

Pictures

Requested pictures

WikiProjects and teams

WikiProject directory
WikiProject Council
WikiProject guide
Inactive project pages

Improvement teams

Active fixup projects
Categorization projects
Countering systemic bias

Version development

Version 1.0 Editorial Team

Maintenance

Task center
Request admin attention

Vandalism / spam

RC patrol
Cleaning up vandalism
Counter-vandalism unit
Huggle anti-vandalism application
Lupin's Anti-Vandal Tool
Spam fighting team

Article cleanup

Cleanup backlogs
Backlogs by month
Copy edit (need)
Elements of Style (more)
Category:NPOV disputes
Typos
Updating needed
WikiProject Wikify

Article integration

Navigation systems

Basic topic lists

WikiProject Outlines (Outline of Knowledge)

Categories

Bad category names
Uncategorized pages

Article linking

Dead-end pages
Link rot
Templates with red links
Article merging

Disambiguation

Disambig pages w/links

Meta fix-up

Stub sorting
Transwiki log cleanup

Main Page

Main Page design discussions 
Today's featured article (dept.)WP:TFA
Picture of the day (dept.)WP:POTD
Did you know (dept.)WP:DYK
In the news (dept.)WP:ITN
Selected anniversaries (dept.)WP:SA
Main Page alternativesWP:MPA

Abuse response

Report copyright problemsWP:CP
Report edit warsWP:AN3
Report improper usernamesWP:UAA
Report long-term abuseWP:LTA
Report open proxiesWP:OP
Report sock puppetsWP:SPI
Report spamWT:WPSPAM
Report vandalismWP:AIV

Dispute resolution

Third opinion (to break article deadlocks)WP:3
Dispute resolutionWP:DR
Requests for commentWP:RFC
Dispute resolution noticeboardWP:DRN
Requests for mediationWP:RFM
Requests for arbitrationWP:RFAR
Mentorship and editing restrictions 

Noticeboards

Administrators' noticeboardWP:AN
Administrators' incident noticeboardWP:ANI
Arbitration enforcement noticeboardWP:AE
Biographies of living persons noticeboardWP:BLPN
Bot owners' noticeboardWP:BON
Conflict of interest noticeboardWP:COIN
External links noticeboardWP:ELN
Fringe theories noticeboardWP:FTN
Neutral point of view noticeboardWP:NPOVN
No original research noticeboardWP:NORN
Reliable sources noticeboardWP:RSN

Protocols and conventions

Village pump policy and proposal forumWP:VPP
Most P&G revisions take place on policies' talk pages. To find specific policies and guidelines, see... 
     Policies and guidelines, an overviewWP:PG
     PoliciesWP:LOP
     GuidelinesWP:LGL
     Manual of StyleMOS:C

Administrators

Administration indexCAT:WP
Requests for administrator attentionWP:RAA
Directory of administratorsWP:LA
Administrators' noticeboardWP:AN
Administrator preparationWP:ARL
Requests for adminshipWP:RFA

Deletion

Candidates for speedy deletionCAT:CSD
Articles for deletionWP:AFD
Categorized AfD discussionsWP:AFDC
Templates for discussionWP:TFD
Files for discussionWP:FFD
Categories for discussionWP:CFD
Redirects for discussionWP:RFD
Miscellany for deletionWP:MFD
Deletion reviewWP:DRV
Deletion log 
Archived deletion discussionsWP:ADD
See also: 
Deletion tools 
Deletion policyWP:DP · WP:DEL
Deletion guidelines for administratorsWP:DGFA

Fun related

Department of FunWP:DF
Silly ThingsWP:SILLY
Unusual articlesWP:UA
Unusual requestsWP:UR
Talk page highlightsWP:TPH
Lamest edit warsWP:LAME
April FoolsWP:APRIL

Article assessment and review

Featured

Featured contentWP:FC
Featured articlesWP:FA
Featured listsWP:FL
Featured picturesWP:FP
Featured portalsWP:FPO
Featured topicsWP:FT
Featured article candidatesWP:FAC
Featured list candidatesWP:FLC
Featured picture candidatesWP:FPC
Featured portal candidatesWP:FPORTC
Featured article reviewWP:FAR

Good article and peer review

Good articlesWP:GA
Good article nominationsWP:GAN
Good article reassessmentWP:GAR
Peer reviewWP:PR

Related communities

Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other multilingual and free-content projects. Here are the links to their main community pages:

WikiversityWikiversity
Open learning community
WiktionaryWiktionary
Dictionary and thesaurus
WikiquoteWikiquote
Collection of quotations
WikinewsWikinews
Free-content news
WikispeciesWikispecies
Directory of species
WikibooksWikibooks
Free textbooks and manuals
WikisourceWikisource
Free-content library
WikidataWikidata
Free knowledge base
WikivoyageWikivoyage
Free travel guide
CommonsCommons
Shared media repository
MediaWikiMediaWiki
Wiki software development
Meta-WikiMeta-Wiki
Wikimedia project coordination