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Sanddunes Sunrise
approved cabal for improvement

Several Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving the quality of Wikipedia's Quality Articles, namely Good Articles (GA) and Featured articles (FA). This page and its subpages contain suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.

Goals[edit]

Scope[edit]

Contributors[edit]

Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest. Members may add the category Category:WikiProject Quality articles to their user page.

  1. PumpkinSky (talk · contribs)
  2.  Br'erRabbit 
  3. Ched (talk · contribs) I'm willing to try to help anyone I can; although, I'm not the most proficient technician available. Chedzilla (talk) 11:45, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
  4. Gerda Arendt (talk · contribs) I am here for company, and quality has a prizeCornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 04:55, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
  5. Montanabw (talk · contribs) copyediting for flow, fact-checking, etc. Not great with technical stuff, but good at digging up research. 00:24, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
  6. Keilana (talk · contribs) I'm working on core science articles. Right now, astronomy. 16:58, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
  7. Wehwalt (talk · contribs), doing a lot of stuff.22:21, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
  8. Deepon (talk · contribs) Willing to help anyone with an article related to WikiProject electronics.
  9. Pigsonthewing (talk · contribs) Technical soundness: templates, standards, accessibility and categories. Ping me if I can help. Also have access to HighBeam & Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for referencing.
  10. Uyvsdi (talk · contribs) I've been focused on Indigenous peoples of the Americas articles, but try to clean up neglected stubs that I come across. Am working on improving my own copy editing and writing style, and Wikipedia is a fantastic place to hone skills!
  11. John (talk · contribs) Anything and everything. 21:46, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Articles[edit]

Projects in progress[edit]

Article Date Status Goal Work needed Comment achieved when
St John Passion structure 5 Jan 2014 GA expand GA, thinking of GFHandel Green tickY DYK 18 Apr 2014
Green tickY GAN 18 Apr
Jesu, meine Freude 24 May 2014 DYK GA expand GA Green tickY GAN 24 May
Traum durch die Dämmerung 16 Jun 2014 DYK FA expand GA Green tickY GAN 28 June
Green tickY GA 7 Sep
Magnificat (Rutter) 4 Feb 2014 DYK GA expand music GA Green tickY GAN 11 Sep
Requiem (Reger) 30 Mar 2014 DYK GA expand GA
Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV 22 30 Mar 2014 GA FA expand GA
Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76 17 Jan 2013 GA FA expand, refs GA, thinking of BarkingMoon
Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91 30 Mar 2014 DYK GA expand GA
Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot, BWV 39 30 Mar 2014 GA FA expand GA
Mass in B minor structure 15 Mar 2013 PR FA expand GA, the promised article Green tickY DYK 23 May 2013
Green tickY GAN 17 Sep, GA 6 Oct
Green tickY PR 15 Oct – 15 Nov
St Matthew Passion structure 29 Mar 2013 FA expand GA, the passionate article
Jahrhundertring 25 Oct 2013 GA expand, refs GA, thinking of RexxS Green tickY DYK 7 Nov 2013
Graham Waterhouse 23 Nov 2012 DYK GA expand, refs GA
Messiah (Handel) 7 Dec 2012 TFA refs GA Green tickY TFA 23 Mar 2013

Requests[edit]

Completed 2014[edit]

The achievements of 2012 and 2013 are archived.

Article Date Status Goal Comment achieved when
Patrice Chéreau 7 Nov 2013 DYK GA GA, with Mauro Lanari Green tickY GAN 7 Nov 2013 Green tickY GA 9 Feb 2013
Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten! BWV 172 2 May 2013 DYK FA GA, thinking of 28bytes Green tickY GAN 16 Nov 2013, GA 8 Jan Green tickY PR 27 Jan
Green tickY FAC 27 Feb, FA 11 Mar
Mucho Macho Man 11 Mar 2014 GA FA MBW Green tickY FAC 17 Mar, FA 19 Apr
Cantiones sacrae (Schütz) 28 Apr 2014 DYK GA GA, thinking of Erhard Egidi Green tickY GAN 28 Apr, GA 29 May
California Chrome 11 Jul 2014 GA FA MBW Green tickY FAC 11 Jul, FA 10 Aug
Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12 11 May 2014 DYK GA GA, thinking of ColonelHenry Green tickY GAN 11 May, GA 16 June

Awards[edit]

Core Contest 2012[edit]

Book barnstar2.png Second Prize - Core Contest
Congratulations for sharing in second prize in the August 2012 incarnation of the Core Contest! Your voucher will be on its way soon.... Casliber (talk · contribs) 15:35, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
This was for PumpkinSky and Gerda Arendt and their work on Franz Kafka PumpkinSky talk 22:47, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

Core Contest 2013[edit]

BoNM Hires.png The Barnstar of National Merit
I hereby award this Barnstar of National Merit to Diannaa for achieving third prize in the Core Contest in April 2013 for work on Nazi Germany. A Wikimedia UK person will be in contact to send off an Amazon voucher for £55. Well done! Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 06:03, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Diannaa by Cas Liber (talk · contribs) on 06:03, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

100 FA[edit]

SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
One hundred not out! Magnificent – deafening applause for one of Wikipedia's true stars. Tim riley (talk) 19:28, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

To Wehwalt on the occasion of his 100th FA, History of Chincoteague, Virginia

Signpost Interview 11 December 2013

Honourable mention[edit]

UK Wikimedian of the Year 2014

Awards during Wikimania 2014 (crop).jpg

Honourable mention: Andy Mabbett

Andy is a dedicated Wikimedian who has among the many things he has done started the Voice Intro Project – a project to make audio recordings in which Wikipedia subjects speak their name and introduce themselves. Associated with that was an event at the BBC which got the corporation to release clips from their archive material under free licenses.[1]

See also: nomination, article creation, images, project

Million Award[edit]

Project members received the Million Award for Horse, Franz Kafka, Josef Mengele, Richard Nixon, Statue of Liberty, Harry S. Truman, Normandy landings, Babe Ruth.

Successful featured articles[edit]

In addition to the achievements in 2012 and 2013, project members a featured in the list of successful featured articles, viewed more than 100.000 times on their day on the Main page:

TFAR[edit]

The following table lists article name, date of entry here, date of desired appearance or "any", with a link to the nomination, the current status (pend = pending, prep = prepared old style, nom = nominated, req = requested, sked = scheduled, app = appeared), the author(s) (highlighted if QAI member), area, nominator, notes.

Article Nom date TFA date status by where sugg notes
George Robey 2014-02-11 2014-11-29 pend Cassianto UK GA
Carsten Borchgrevink 2012-11-11 2014-12-01 BB UK GA 150th birthday
Michael Tippett 2013-11-11 2015-01-02 BB UK GA 110th birthday
Stephen Hawking 2012-12-08 2015-01-08 prep Fayedizard UK GA req 2012, FAR 2013
John A. Macdonald 2014-07-23 2015-01-11 pend W US W 200 ann birth, vital
Walter Model 2013-01-01 2015-01-24 Hongooi Germany DI
James Russell Lowell 2013-12-11 2015-02-22 Midnightdreary USA DI req 2013
Three-cent nickel 2014-07-23 2015-03-03 pend W US W 107 ann
Invisible rail 2014-05-25 2015-04-01 pend BM Jimfbleak Indonesia GA April Fool
Jenna Jameson 2013-06-01 2015-04-09 prep AnonEMouse US PS req, FAR
Andrew Johnson 2014-07-23 2015-04-15 pend W Ssilvers US W 150 ann pres
Carousel (musical) 2013-02-08 2015-04-19 W W
California Chrome 2014-09-10 2015-05-xx MBW US BL last Saturday
George Headley 2012-10-28 2015-05-30 Sarastro1 West Indies GA
Charles Inglis (engineer) 2013-07-11 2015-07-31 Dumelow England GA bday 1875
Judah P. Benjamin 2014-09-01 2015-08-30 W US W 150th anniversary of arrival in UK, completing his escape from US forces
Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar 2014-01-13 2016-08-05 W US W was scheduled 2014-01-25, 90 years
Brownsea Island Scout camp 2013-07-01 2017-08-01 PS England PS 110 years
Leningrad première of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 2013-07-14 2017-08-09 prep Nikkimaria GA
Ian Johnson (cricketer) 2013-11-13 2017-12-08 Mattinbgn GA centenary, req 2013-12-08
Grace Sherwood 2013-09-27 any prep PS US PS
Eris (dwarf planet) 2012-10-02 any prep, pend Serendipodous GA
Banker horse any any Yohmom North Carolina MBW
The Bartered Bride 2013-04-02 any BB GA
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria 2013-04-02 any BB GA
Percy Grainger 2013-04-02 any BB GA
1975 Australian constitutional crisis 2012-10-02 funeral prep W Australia GA
USS Iowa (BB-61) 2012-09-21 any prep TomStar81 US DI
United States Bicentennial coinage 2013-04-06 any W US W
Periodic table 2012-11-23 any prep StringTheory11 removed from TFAR[2]
London Necropolis Company 2012-10-01 2012-10-31 prep Iridescent London GA should not appear[3], tried again by others 21 June 2013 for "any"
Peter Warlock 2012-10-30 2014-10-30 req BB UK GA
Frédéric Chopin 2014-08-17 2014-10-17 req Smerus GA
John Hay 2014-08-28 2014-10-08 sked W US W
Mucho Macho Man 2014-09-09 2014-10-01 sked MBW US BL
History of a Six Weeks' Tour 2014-04-11 2014-09-19 sked Wadewitz GA
SMS Kaiser Wilhelm II 2014-03-29 2014-09-14 sked Parsecboy, BR DE GA
Assassination of William McKinley 2014-08-21 2014-09-06 app W US BL
Indian Head eagle 2014-07-23 2014-08-31 app W US W
Horse Protection Act of 1970 2013-07-17 2014-08-21 app Dana MBW US GA
Marshall Applewhite 2014-07-23 2014-08-15 app MA US BL
Uruguayan War 2013-11-25 2014-08-10 app Lecen Uruguay GA
History of Chincoteague, Virginia 2013-12-08 2014-07-30 app W US GA
Today (The Smashing Pumpkins song) 2013-08-06 2014-07-18 app Brandt Luke Zorn GA
Joel Brand 2012-10-05 2014-07-13 app Slim Virgin Germany GA
Babe Ruth 2014-05-25 2014-07-11 app W W
Pope Paul III and His Grandsons 2014-06-20 2014-07-06 app Ceoil GA
Pierre Monteux 2012-10-30 2014-07-01 app Tim Cg2p0B0u8m BB France GA
Kelpie 2014-06-17 2014-06-28 app SP, EC GA
John Y. Brown (politician, born 1835) 2012-10-02 2014-06-28 app Acdixon Kentucky GA
Stone Mountain Memorial half dollar 2014-06-04 2014-06-22 app W
Bam Thwok 2014-05-24 2014-06-15 app CloudeNine US GA
Cutthroat trout 2014-05-06 2014-06-13 app Mike Cline MBW
Frederick Delius 2012-10-05 2014-06-10 app BB Tim UK GA
Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten! BWV 172 2014-03-11 2014-06-08 app GA GA
Belle Vue Zoological Gardens 2014-02-10 2014-06-02 app EC, J3Mrs, WebHamster UK GA
Oxbow (horse) 2013-07-17 2014-05-17 app MBW US MBW
Two-cent piece (United States) 2014-03-21 2014-04-22 app W W
Franklin Peale 2014-04-02 2014-04-14 app W
Thaddeus Stevens 2014-01-27 2013-04-04 app W US Cirt
Disco Demolition Night 2014-03-22 2014-04-01 app W Ralph Eubank W
Kennedy half dollar 2014-02-xx 2014-03-24 app W US W
The King and I 2014-01-29 2014-02-25 app W Ssilvers
L'incoronazione di Poppea 2013-04-02 2014-02-18 app BB GA
Mark Hanna 2014-01-25 2014-02-15 app W US W
German battleship Bismarck 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 app Parsecboy, br
Douglas MacArthur 2013-01-01 2014-01-26 app Hawkeye7 US GA
Elgin, Illinois, Centennial half dollar 2014-01-13 2014-01-25 app W US W


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