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Welcome to the Middle-earth WikiProject main page. This Wikiproject was created on 23 November 2005 and activated and merged with the Silmarillion WikiProject on 1 March 2006. This project is an effort to start bringing order, class and a degree of professionalism to all Tolkien related articles and media, which include his writings, film adaptations and work inspired by Tolkien.

If you are interested in joining this collaborated wikiproject, please see the participants section and sign your name to join. You must also sign your name on the roll call whenever the announcement springs up in the talk page. This is usually at the top of the named roll call section. This is primarily for the uses of current active participation. At present the participant count is rated at 33 although this is subject to change in the future. All participants who wish to leave the project please remove your name from the list and add it to the template hosted below active participation page.

Scope and goals[edit]

Mission statement[edit]

Our mission is to focus collaboratively on efforts to promote interaction, co-operation, and communication among members in order to improve Wikipedia's encyclopedic coverage of Tolkien's legendarium. For examples of articles that have reached an elited state of class see below.

Scope[edit]

Our members cover articles that have anything to do with a range of the following:

  • Any articles concerning Tolkien's novels, characters, places, plots, etc.
  • Any articles concerning and affiliated with the film adaptations.
  • Any articles concerning other Tolkien-related books, resources, or media.

Goals[edit]

Our goals include:

  1. To discuss/contribute/improve as a group of editors on anything dealing with Things to Do page
  2. To standardize and have any Tolkien-related articles/lists/categories/etc. to follow this WikiProject's style guidelines
  3. To follow Wikipedia's notability guidelines, to reduce and monitor anything that should not be done.
  4. To improve Tolkien-related articles up to the high standards and quality of either Good Article, Featured Article/or Featured List

Participants[edit]

You may wish to add your name to the list of participants.

General guide[edit]

WikiProject Middle-earth Open Tasks

Here are some open tasks for WikiProject Middle-earth. Feel free to help with any of the following tasks:

Collaboration: Return Middle-earth to featured status, make Lord of the Rings a good article.
Cleanup: Anglachel, List of Hobbits, List of hobbit families, Second Age
Copyedit/extensive work: Círdan, Meriadoc Brandybuck, Valaquenta
Create: J. R. R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography, Kay Miner, Tolkien's View: Windows into his world
Expand to separate pages/list entries: Alliterative verse by J. R. R. Tolkien, Art inspired by J. R. R. Tolkien, Nellas
Stubs: Old Man Willow, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, Tolkien Studies, Images of Middle-Earth
Provide references: The Notion Club Papers
Add secondary sources: Númenor, Moria (Middle-earth)
Current topics (may need updating): The History of The Hobbit, The Hobbit films
Merge into: Minor places in Middle-earth, Minor places in Beleriand
Other: See the Things to do page, update a Random article (reset) , or review recent changes


Tolkien articles by quality statistics (worklist) :

What you should do[edit]

  • As a participant, be active as you can and edit any mistakes, or information of any use!
  • Take a look at the discussion links, including the things to do page and contribute what you can.
  • Follow the Standards for this WikiProject, as well as the Wikipedia's Manual of Style page. Please cite your sources.
  • Follow Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy. Avoid bias of any sort as this makes articles seem trivial and pedantic, therefore standards cannot be attained.
  • As Wikipedia says, "Be bold in updating pages, but do not be reckless!" If there is anything in the articles you see that does not follow the style guidelines or if they have bias in them, please edit them.
  • Provide as many references as you can, on books and written sources preferably, but TV and DVD sources are being introduced. References help promote Middle-earth articles and can hopefully be listed as Good Article, Featured Article...etc...

What you should not do[edit]

  • Anything that Wikipedia is not follows here as well. Which means...
    • No point-of-view (also known as POV), please!
    • No speculation, no assumptions, no fan theories, etc.
    • No original research and unsourced information/claims/statements/etc.
    • No vandalism, and no revert wars either, see the discussion page for details to sort out any quarrels you may have with others peacefully.

Duties and tasks[edit]

  • See the Things to do page or watch the {{ME-taskbox}} for more information.
  • There are many stub articles, put in as much information as you can.
  • Routinely check your edits to see if other users have left biased material, unsourced claims etc...

Improve Outline of Middle-earth[edit]

The outline of Middle-earth is a centralized navigation hub for the subject of Middle-earth. It is a hierarchical topics list intended to summarize the entire subject of Middle-earth and Wikipedia's coverage of it. In turn, it is part of Wikipedia's outline system which is one of Wikipedia's contents systems.

Please look it over and fill-in missing topics. If Wikipedia has an article or article section about those topics, please add links to them.

While browsing the outline, please answer the following questions (and fix the outline as needed):

  1. What's missing?
  2. Is the structure of the outline (sections and indents) representative of the subject?
  3. Does the outline help understand the relationships between the topics presented in the best way possible?

The overall purpose of the outline is to help readers comprehend the subject by showing what belongs to it, and within the subject what belongs to what.

The outline is intended to be a taxonomy of the subject, and also serves as a table of contents and navigation aid to browse Wikipedia's articles (and article sections) about the subject.

It is also a useful tool for this WikiProject to analyze, plan, develop, and revise Middle-earth articles. It provides a bird's eye view of Middle-earth coverage.

It was built as a "reverse outline", a structural model of existing work, which in addition to being a summary of the work, can reveal the gaps and other weaknesses for revision purposes.

Accomplishments[edit]

(Note that not all of the articles listed below were worked on by members of WikiProject Middle-earth)

Featured articles[edit]

Please help to expand the list. Articles that are/have been a Featured Article/Featured List and/or are F.A. candidates:

A-class articles[edit]

There are currently two A-Class articles listed which include the following. Again please help expand the list.

Good articles[edit]

There are currently seven articles with Good Article status. Again, please help expand the list.

Related Projects[edit]


Award Scheme[edit]

Please award this star to whoever has contributed a great amount to Middle-earth related articles.

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Middle-earth WikiProject Award {{subst:Tolkien barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Middle-earth WikiProject Award is awarded to Wikipedians for their contributions to Wikipedia stuff related to J. R. R. Tolkien. This is part of WikiProject Middle-earth. Designed and introduced by Uthanc using graphics by Aranel.

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