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24 September 2014
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General notices

  • 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

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WikiProjects and Task Forces

Outlines

What's going on with outlines:

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:

International airport

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Aerial photograph of George Bush Intercontinental Airport, an international airport in Houston, United States


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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