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Clarify Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Guide#Advice pages[edit]


As with all essays, contents of WikiProject advice pages that contradict widespread consensus belong in the user namespace.

Thoughts? (talk) 23:23, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

I would say yes....but most projects get this point and improve project pages to reflect the norms. That said there is always exceptions even in P and G like WP:MOVIEPLOTS says no sources needed and editor OR is the norm.--Moxy (talk) 00:01, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
 Done JaimeG14 (talk) 20:31, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Project Roll Call[edit]

It appears that there hasn't been a lot of project management/stewardship at WP:Children's Literature, but I know there are several other editors who are doing work on these pages and I would like to at least see if I can put together a current membership list. Is there any sort of tool that would let me message members for a roll call or would I have to do a talk page edit for each listed member? Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 21:44, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

@Barkeep49: Wikipedia:WikiProject Directory/Description/WikiProject Children's literature should give you the list. You can probably find a mass message sender to help you contact them. --Izno (talk) 02:31, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks @Izno: the mass messenger sender was the piece I was missing. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 02:41, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
@Barkeep49: I've actually been looking for something like this (see section above). I think only way possible is with AWB template on talk pages – Craig Davison (talk) 12:45, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of Wikipedia:WikiProject Parenting for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether Wikipedia:WikiProject Parenting is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Parenting until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the article.. —SmokeyJoe (talk) 01:35, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject Volkswagen Group[edit]

I discovered this thing, WP:WikiProject Volkswagen Group / {{User WikiProject Volkswagen Group}} / Category:WikiProject Volkswagen Group members -- it only has one member, no talk page, no project banner, no category, no activity since mid-2016 -- (talk) 08:30, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Participant Lists and Measures of Activity[edit]

Hi! At WP:PHARM, we've had some discussion about how to best frame the project's participation list for the purposes of editor retention. Currently, the paradigm we have is split into two categories: "active" and "inactive." Inactivity is defined in a tiered system: at least 6 months without project-specific edits, "reasonably active" on Wikipedia but no project-specific edits for at least 3 months, "extremely active" on Wikipedia (>1000 edits in past month) but no project-specific edits for at least 1 month. Editors moved from active to inactive are to be notified on their talk page, and may add themselves back to the active list, as laid out on the participation page.

I was curious about getting feedback from other projects. What are your thoughts on this system? Do you think it is demotivating to be declared "inactive" based on this system, or do you think that editors may be spurred to action by an inactivity notice? How should an inactivity notice be formulated? Thank you in advance for your input! ―Biochemistry🙴 23:49, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

@Biochemistry&Love: There is a bot-maintained participation list for most WikiProjects. Here is Pharmacology's. --Izno (talk) 01:38, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   10:55, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Proposed name change of WikiProject Scuba Diving[edit]

See discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Scuba diving#Proposal to rename the project to WikiProject Underwater diving:

If anyone has an opinion on this please comment on the project talk page linked above. · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 10:34, 15 June 2018 (UTC)