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WikiProject Council
WikiProject iconThis page relates to the WikiProject Council, a collaborative effort regarding WikiProjects in general. If you would like to participate, please visit the project discussion page.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Template:WikiProject Philippine Roads[edit]

I've just found Template:WikiProject Philippine Roads which is a mess. I've left a note at the talk page of its creator, HueMan1 (talk · contribs). I cannot find evidence that it was proposed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 09:51, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject Topicons[edit]

FYI: Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere. This Project was submitted to MFD: Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Topicons. — AfroThundr (u · t · c) 01:51, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Could someone on the council have a look at the discussion at Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab)/Archive 26#Possible rules for top icons? and the project itself. Despite the claim that "the need for organisation led to 32 people joining the project within 2 days of its being founded", there appear to be only two members one of whom is active and trying to lay down regulations. Regards, Martin of Sheffield (talk) 16:50, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

For some background, there are no incoming links other than from the userpage of the driveby (one mainspace edit) editor who created the project, nobody other than the project's sole member has ever commented on the talkpage, the founder has already received strongly-worded advice about their messing about with back-end functions, and to the best of my knowledge (and I speak as someone who was there for the original dispute which led to the Userbox migration) nobody has ever raised any kind of concern that the handful of topicon templates (there are only about 50 in total, and that includes the stack created in the past few days by the project's sole member) need any kind of co-ordinating authority. The creator's userpage says he's Portuguese, so I thought potentially this was an established project on which had been translated across and the "32 editors" claim was a translation that hadn't yet been deleted, but pt:Especial:Contribuições/Luístro shows that this is also a brand new editor there. ‑ Iridescent 17:17, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
I should've went here in the first place to discuss the issue. funplussmart (talk) 18:37, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
If there is some need for governance of top icon templates, perhaps the discussion and development would be best suited to Wikipedia:WikiProject Userboxes, since they already handle userspace templates. You could have a "top icons task force" or something. Then after discussing it locally and gaining consensus, you could try proposing at the village pump again. — AfroThundr (u · t · c) 02:05, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Main page[edit]

What's the problem with main page (Categories and other projects section)? Eurohunter (talk) 12:35, 8 October 2018

It's probably the {{stack}} template. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:09, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm sorry I should say it's probably caused by this template in first place. I don't know what to do with it. Eurohunter (talk) 22:15, 8 October 2018 (UTC)


Comments please, on Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab)/Archive 26#Semi-automate DELSORT based on Project tags. Thanks, Cabayi (talk) 14:05, 31 October 2018 (UTC)



For a number of years we have been experiencing a steady decline in the number of administrators as a result of attrition and a declining number of editors willing to consider adminship. Things have reached a point where we are starting to experience chronic backlogs in important areas of the project including noticeboards, requests for closure, SPI, CSD & etc. If you are an experienced editor with around two years (or more) of tenure, 10k edits give or take and no record of seriously disruptive behavior, please consider if you might be willing to help out the community by becoming an administrator. The community can only function as well as we all are willing to participate. If you are interested start by reading WP:MOP and WP:RFAADVICE. Then go to WP:ORCP and open a discussion. Over the next few days experienced editors will take a look at your record and let you know what they think your chances are of passing RfA (the three most terrifying letters on Wikipedia) as well as provide you with feedback on areas that might be of concern and how to prepare yourself. You can find a list of experienced editors who may be willing to nominate you here. Finally, I may not have this page on my watchlist, so if you want to reply to me directly please ping me. Thank you and happy editing... -Ad Orientem (talk) 21:41, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

I have yet to see a convincing reason why anyone should go though the hell of an RfA in order to do a thankless, tedious job that will make you a target for even more abuse. I say let the number of admins decline until we have no choice but to fix our broken system for choosing administrators. --Guy Macon (talk) 21:59, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
Agree with Guy Macon ..... those that know the system best are going to avoid adminship. Need to break up some of the processes... give some Old-Timers the power to delete pages Etc.. Those of us that write policies and guidelines think it's best to avoid being an administrator to avoid conflict of interest. --Moxy (talk) 22:05, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Featured quality source review RFC[edit]

Editors in this WikiProject may be interested in the featured quality source review RFC that has been ongoing. It would change the featured article candidate process (FAC) so that source reviews would need to occur prior to any other reviews for FAC. Your comments are appreciated. --IznoRepeat (talk) 21:33, 11 November 2018 (UTC)