Template:WikiProject status

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Usage

Pages with this template are placed into the appropriate category depending on the status selected as shown below:

Example:
With no parameters or with the |active parameter:

Usage: Semi-active projects

Place this template at the top of any WikiProject that appears to be barely active:

{{WikiProject status|Semi-active}}

A project is generally considered semi-active when:

  • there is a significant number of unassessed articles or
  • there have been some, but relatively few, significant changes to the main project page for several months or
  • there have been some, but relatively few, discussions on its talk page for several months.

Minor fiddling with formatting, automatic archiving, and unanswered messages to the WikiProject from outsiders ("Could someone with this project please help me with...") or from bots do not count as signs of project activity.

Any editor may add this template to the top of any apparently semi-active WikiProject. Any member of the project may remove it if it is placed in error. Upon removal, please consider placing a message on the WikiProject's talk page to indicate that the group is still active.

Example:

Usage: Inactive projects

Place this template at the top of any WikiProject:

{{WikiProject status|Inactive}}

A project is generally considered inactive when:

  • there are no editors listed as members or
  • there has been no reduction in the number of assessed article in 6 months or
  • there have been no significant changes to the main project page for four months or
  • there have been no discussions on its talk page for four months.

Minor fiddling with formatting, automatic archiving, and unanswered messages to the WikiProject from outsiders ("Could someone with this project please help me with...") or from bots do not count as signs of project activity.

Any editor may add this template to the top of any apparently inactive WikiProject. Any member of the project may remove it if it is placed in error. Upon removal, please consider placing a message on the WikiProject's talk page to indicate that the group is still active.

Example:

Usage: Defunct projects

Place this template at the top of any WikiProject that appears to be defunct:

{{WikiProject status|Defunct}}

Replace the {{inactive}} tag if it is present, or remove the inactive=yes parameter from {{Infobox WikiProject}}, if present.

Before applying the tag:

  1. process the list of project members, placing indefinitely blocked editors and editors inactive on Wikipedia for more than a year in separate subheadings. Check the project's userbox category/ies for unlisted members. If one or more active editors remain but it is still reasonable to think the project may be defunct, check with those editors individually if they agree.
  2. if the project has a working assessment system (typically a WP:1.0 banner/category structure), consider whether this information exists elsewhere. Even without activity, it may be useful. Consider proposing a merger with a related project if appropriate.
  3. consider the likelihood the project may be revived in future. A few projects have a purpose which is so specific that the project may simply be complete (or obsolete). In general, the narrower the scope, or the more it overlaps with other projects, the more reasonable to consider the project defunct. The less the project achieved (some hardly get beyond the proposal stage), the less likely it will be revived. Consider marking or leaving the project marked as merely "inactive".
  4. consider whether the project may be relevant for Countering Systemic Bias. Discuss at WP:CSB if necessary. If it is, remind relevant related projects of the project's existence, and suggest possible merger.

Any editor may add this template to the top of any apparently defunct WikiProject, after following the steps above. Any member of the project may remove it if it is placed in error. Upon removal, please consider placing a message on the WikiProject's talk page to indicate that the group is still active or at least revivable.

Example:

Optional parameters

Full code
{{WikiProject status
|margin=
|en-gb=
|parent=
|type=
|mergedto=
|date=
|note=
|portal=
|sc1=
|sc2=
|sc3=
|sc4=
|sc5=
|nocat=
<!-- Task forces -->
|taskforce=
|project-type=
|topic=
|process=
}}
margin=0px
en-gb=yes
If using British English
parent=
Name of parent WikiProject, e.g., Wikipedia:WikiProject South America = South America. Providing this adds "and/or the parent project" to the "why not join" message.
type=
Choose from: anime and manga, band, edu, game, geo, sports, TV show
mergedto=
Indicates the target of a merge, merged to WikiProject Foo
date=
Use to include the date when marking semi-active or defunct projects (5 tildes, or type date manually)
note=
Set a note that will appear in the banner.
portal=
Adds a link to the associate portal page, e.g., Portal:South America = South America
sc1=WP:SHORTCUT1
sc2=WP:SHORTCUT2
sc3=WP:SHORTCUT3
sc4=WP:SHORTCUT4
sc5=WP:SHORTCUT5
nocat=
If set to true, the category will be suppressed.

Task forces

Set these when using on a Task force page. Only works if status is set to active.

taskforce=yes
project-type=
Set to either topic or process, then complete in the matching parameter
topic=
Use this for task forces working on a particular topic within a WikiProject
process=
Use this for task forces working on imrpovement of a particular process within a WikiProject

See also

Related templates