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The Signpost
29 October 2014
Centralized discussion

General notices

  • Media Viewer RfC has special need for broad community participation. Alsee (talk) 00:41, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Free access subscriptions to high quality paywalled journals, newspaper archives, and online reference works are presently available for Wikipedia editors. For more information, see Wikipedia:TWL/Journals. NorthAmerica1000 11:29, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Projects seeking help

Also consider posting WikiProject, Task Force, and Collaboration news at the Signpost's WikiProject Report page.

WikiProjects and Task Forces

Outlines

What's going on with outlines:

Outlines under construction:
New outlines (please copyedit and expand):
Outlines being overhauled (your help is needed):

Portal report

The following portals are in need of attention/upkeep:

  • Portal:Kyrgyzstan - Newly created portal.
  • Portal:Trichy – Newly created portal.
  • Portal:Space – the selected article excerpts were copied and pasted between 2006 and 2009. The leads of the corresponding articles have greatly improved since then.
  • Portal:Thinking – "selected" sections need new material. Been the same for years.

The following portals have interesting design features that you may find useful:

  • Portal:Philosophy – cycles through 52 "Selected philosophers", one per week, automatically year after year.
  • Portal:Arts – uses random generators to display random featured status selections.

Discussions and collaborations

Discussions in the following areas have requested wider attention via Requests for comment:


This week's article for improvement is:

National park

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Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the world's first national park


Please be bold and help to improve this article!

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Here is a list of the main community pages of Wikipedia's sister projects.
All of these projects are multilingual and open-content.
Meta-Wiki – Coordination of all Wikimedia projects.
Wiktionary – A collaborative multilingual dictionary.
Wikinews – News stories written by readers.
Wikibooks – A collection of collaborative non-fiction books.
Wikiquote – A compendium of referenced quotations.
Wikisource – A repository for free source texts.
Wikispecies – A directory of species.
Wikiversity – Where teachers learn, and learners teach.
Wikivoyage – A world-wide travel guide.
Wikidata – A free knowledge base that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike.
Commons – Repository for free images and other media files.


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