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WikiProject TAFI

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Welcome to Today's articles for improvement (TAFI). Each week we identify underdeveloped articles that require improvement. Our goal is to use widespread collaborative editing to improve articles to Good article, Featured article or Featured list quality over a short time frame.

Here we:

  1. Identify candidate articles;
  2. Select the order they appear on the community portal in the Today's articles for improvement section;
  3. Coordinate and collaborate to improve articles.

All articles selected to be TAFI are submitted and approved by participating editors at the nominations page, and successful nominations are placed in the schedule. The currently selected group of articles are tagged at the top with the template {{TAFI}}. After an article is no longer the current TAFI, the template {{Former TAFI}} is added to the talk page, showing the before and after improvements.

You can help with this project by helping to improve our listed articles. For more information on how to get involved, consult the coordination page and the talk page. You can also invite an editor to join this project using the invitation found here.
This week's article for improvement is:

Vatican Library

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The Sistine Hall of the Vatican Library


Please be bold and help to improve this article!

Vote for future TAFI selections.

Guidelines[edit]

Articles and lists nominated here can be about any topic on Wikipedia. Topics that are likely to appeal to a wide variety of editors are encouraged. Stub-Class, Start-Class and C-Class articles are ideal for nomination, as they often have potential for improvement. Topics are presently categorized using the 10 topical areas listed under Peer review, with one additional category. These current areas are:

  • Arts
  • Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Natural Sciences
  • Everyday Life
  • Geography
  • History
  • Language and Literature
  • Mathematics
  • People/Companies/Organisations
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Society and Social Sciences

Current nominations can be viewed on the Nomination page. Nominations should include an article's currently assessed Class Rating, as well as the average number of daily hits (see www.stats.grok.se). Successfully nominated articles are moved into the Holding Area, until they are added into the Schedule.

Article collaboration[edit]

Collaboration

This project aims to collaborate to improve Wikipedia content. See the project's talk page to discuss collaborations!

The project also has an Article collaboration page that hasn't been utilized, so go to the talk page instead!

Accomplishments[edit]

This is a list of notable accomplishments for the Today's articles for improvement project.

  • Entertainment — selected October 13, 2012 — expanded from Start-Class article Start Class to Good article Good Article
  • Writerexpanded from Stub-Class article (c.4K bytes to c.66K bytes).
  • Seaexpanded from Start-Class article Start Class to Featured article Featured Article
  • Life sciencesexpanded from c.3K bytes to c.76K bytes

One article per week format[edit]

From week 48 of 2013 (26 November 2013), TAFI returned to a one article per week format. The following improvements were accomplished:

Week beginning Article Old revision New revision qci Edits Editors Reg IP Bots Reverts
2013/48 – 25 Nov 13 Raisin bread Stub-Class article 28 Aug 2013 C-Class article 1 Dec 2013 2 58 edits 17 13 3 1 3
2013/49 – 2 Dec 13 Talking bird Stub-Class article 29 Nov 2013 Start-Class article 8 Dec 2013 1 41 edits 15 13 1 1 2
2013/50 – 9 Dec 13 Micronesia Start-Class article 6 Nov 2013 C-Class article 15 Dec 2013 1 135 edits 19 14 1 4 1
2013/51 – 16 Dec 13 Recorded history Start-Class article 1 Dec 2013 C-Class article 22 Dec 2013 1 35 edits 7 6 0 1 0
2013/52 – 23 Dec 13 Meal Start-Class article 19 Dec 2013 Start-Class article 29 Dec 2013 0 135 edits 8 7 1 0 0
2014/01 – 30 Dec 13 Western Europe Start-Class article 27 Dec 13 Start-Class article 4 Jan 14 0 8 edits 5 5 0 0 0
2014/02 – 6 Jan 14 Chocolate ice cream Start-Class article 3 Jan 14 Start-Class article 13 Jan 14 0 47 edits 17 15 2 0 2
2014/03 – 13 Jan 14 Gopher (animal) Stub-Class article 23 Dec 13 C-Class article 19 Jan 14 2 51 edits 18 15 1 2 0
2014/04 – 20 Jan 14 Nordic art Symbol question.svg 19 Jan 14 Start-Class article 26 Jan 14 1 45 edits 13 12 0 1 1
2014/05 – 27 Jan 14 Low Countries Start-Class article 1 Jan 14 Start-Class article 1 Feb 14 0 24 edits 11 11 0 0 0
2014/06 – 3 Feb 14 Life sciences List-Class article 25 Jan 14 C-Class article 9 Feb 14 ~2 104 edits 12 9 1 2 0
2014/07 - 10 Feb 14 Impossible object Symbol question.svg 13 Dec 13 Symbol question.svg 16 Feb 14 54 edits 16 14 1 1 0
2014/08 - 17 Feb 14 Reconnaissance satellite Start-Class article 17 Feb 14 Start-Class article 24 Feb 14 34 edits 11
2014/09 - 24 Feb 14 Human skeleton C-Class article 24 Feb 14 C-Class article 3 Mar 14 26 edits 16
2014/10 - 3 Mar 14 Prehistoric Asia Symbol question.svg 3 Mar 14 Start-Class article 10 Mar 14 83 edits 10
2014/11 - 10 Mar 14 Rare breed (agriculture) Stub-Class article 10 Mar 14 Start-Class article 14 Mar 14 92 edits 11
2014/12 - 17 Mar 14 Assassination of Anwar Sadat Start-Class article 17 Mar 14 Start-Class article 24 Mar 14 31 edits 12
2014/13 - 24 Mar 14 Injury Stub-Class article 16 Mar 14 Stub-Class article 1 Apr 14 20 edits 9
2014/14 - 31 Mar 14 April Fools' Day C-Class article 30 Mar 14 C-Class article 7 Apr 14 146 edits 65
2014/15 - 7 Apr 14 Lobamba Stub-Class article 25 Sep 13 Start-Class article 13 Apr 14 27 edits 5
2014/16 - 14 Apr 14 Festival Start-Class article 8 Apr 14 C-Class article 20 Apr 14 1 89 edits 11 9 0 2 0
2014/17 – 21 Apr 14 Exploration List-Class article 5 Apr 14 Start-Class article 27 Apr 14 ~0 21 edits 5 5 0 0 0
2014/18 – 28 Apr 14 Grocery store Start-Class article 5 Apr 14 C-Class article 27 Apr 14 1 68 edits 12 10 1 1 0
2014/19 – 5 May 14 Travel documentary Stub-Class article 5 May 14 Start-Class article 8 May 14 1 25 edits 9 7 0 2 0
2014/20 – 12 May 14 Forests of Australia List-Class article 12 May 14 List-Class article 17 May 14 0 35 edits 8 7 0 1 0
2014/21 – 19 May 14 French Revolutionary Wars C-Class article 19 May 14 C-Class article 25 May 14 0 62 edits 9 9 0 0 0
2014/22 – 26 May 14 Film criticism Start-Class article 26 May 14 Start-Class article 29 May 14 0 17 edits 8 5 2 1 1
2014/23 – 2 June 14 Amazon Basin Start-Class article 2 Jun 14 Start-Class article 8 Jun 14 0 13 edits 8 7 0 1 2
2014/24 – 9 June 14 Tickle Me Elmo Start-Class article 9 Jun 14 C-Class article 15 Jun 14 1 72 edits 8 6 1 1 0
2014/25 – 16 June 14 National Library of China Start-Class article 1 Apr 14 C-Class article 22 Jun 14 1 99 edits 11 9 0 2 1
2014/26 – 23 June 14 Anubis Start-Class article 20 Jun 14 C-Class article 29 Jun 14 1 159 edits 12 10 1 1 1
2014/27 – 30 June 14 Java Man Start-Class article 6 Jun 14 C-Class article 6 Jul 14 1 147 edits 11 9 1 1 0
2014/28 – 7 June 14 Stir frying Start-Class article 6 Jul 14 C-Class article 13 Jul 14 1 151 edits 14 13 0 1 0
2014/29 – 14 June 14 C-4 (explosive) Start-Class article 6 Jul 14 Start-Class article 20 Jul 14 0 136 edits 18 15 2 1 0
2014/30 – 21 June 14 Jazz band Stub-Class article 20 Jul 14 C-Class article 17 Jul 14 2 137 edits 12 11 0 1 0

2 people Members[edit]

To join, click here and add your signature at the bottom of the list.

  1. Maryana (WMF) (talk) 05:30, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
  2. Mark Miller (talk) 06:10, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
  3.  Ryan Vesey 20:08, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
  4. Theopolisme 20:46, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
  5. CaroleHenson (talk) 21:07, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
  6. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 22:06, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
  7. ΛΧΣ21 22:30, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
  8. Good concept. Carrite (talk) 02:02, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
  9. Like it. —WFC— 05:55, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
  10. Rex is here. -- RexRowan  Talk  10:05, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
  11. (tentatively) Am doing a lot but intrigued on how this will work, so happy to keep an eye in. Am juggling a lot so not sure how active. Anything which promotes collaboration is A Good Thing. Casliber (talk · contribs) 13:50, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
  12. John Carter (talk) 18:35, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
  13. Per Cas. We need good coverage of our most important articles. Kurtis (talk) 20:25, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
  14. Yes! WP does need to be friendlier to female users. Tanya ♥♫ 21:26, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
  15. Delaywaves • talk 03:24, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
  16. Soulparadox 07:19, 15 September 2012
  17. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 05:02, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
  18. Ruby 2010/2013 19:44, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
  19. This is a jolly good idea. I was planning something like this a while back, glad to see it now exists. —Tom Morris (talk) 08:55, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
  20. This sounds like a terrific idea. Go Phightins! (talk) 01:32, 10 October 2012 (UTC)
  21. TheSpecialUser TSU
  22. I will try to help out this cool project!--Horai 551 (talk) 04:10, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
  23. Whiteghost.ink (talk) 01:43, 24 October 2012 (UTC) Got hooked editing Entertainment
  24. Northamerica1000 (talk) 21:47, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
  25. Jakob 04:04, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
  26. Coin945 (talk) 13:56, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
  27. Pratyya (have a chat?) 09:56, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
  28. TheOriginalSoni (talk) 21:13, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
  29. Let's do this! HectorAE (talk) 03:56, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
  30. --NickPenguin(contribs) 01:52, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
  31. PhnomPencil (talk) 10:25, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
  32. Got an invite. Not doing much Wiki-writing recently, but here's a reason to if something on Christianity, philosophy, or esoteric maths and physics comes up. St John Chrysostom Δόξατω Θεώ 17:35, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
  33. j⚛e deckertalk 23:53, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
  34.  --My76Strat (talk) 00:10, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  35. Tito Dutta (talk) 00:31, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  36. YPNYPN 00:54, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  37. Presidentman talk · contribs (Talkback) 01:01, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  38. Cool project guys! I'm happy to lend a hand when possible. --Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 01:13, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  39. Wer900talk 01:32, 10 January 2013 (UTC) This project will help greatly in ensuring that our important articles are scrutinized, and will help to wipe clean Wikipedia's reputation of being "unreliable."
  40. CorporateM (Talk) 01:34, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  41. YuMaNuMa Contrib 03:50, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  42. -- Toshio Yamaguchi 07:08, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  43. Good idea! AuthorAuthor (talk) 07:35, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  44. Torreslfchero (talk) 11:01, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  45. GiantSnowman 11:28, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  46. Jesus Presley (talk) 14:30, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  47. -—Kvng 15:44, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  48. Great stuff. I'll probably pop in every once in a while with nominations. :) ∴ ZX95 [discuss] 07:21, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
  49. Vacationnine 12:57, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
  50. --Jayron32 14:07, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
  51. Andrew327 13:51, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
  52. TBrandley (what's up) 20:13, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
  53. Only select subjects Secret account 05:36, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
  54. --Another Believer (Talk) 22:19, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
  55. Nelsondenis248 (talk) 23:01, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
  56. Rcsprinter (deliver) @ 13:23, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
  57. Moswento talky 12:40, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
  58. Buster Seven Talk 06:11, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
  59. Basket Feudalist 15:28, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
  60. --GDibyendu (talk) 11:48, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
  61. David Levy 14:56, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
  62. ZappaOMati 04:30, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  63. (EditorE (talk) 00:38, 16 April 2013 (UTC)) Wow! This is neat! I'm sure this will be useful to make Wikipedia a perfect encyclopedia.
  64. Zia Khan 00:17, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
  65.  Miss Bono (zootalk) 12:13, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
  66. Revolution1221 (talk · email · contributions) 00:25, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
  67. Ready for society, India, language, general topics. -தமிழ்க்குரிசில் (talk) 14:39, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
  68. Ethraen (talk) 04:04, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
  69. ITTechWriterA (talk) 20:30, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
  70. Assassin! No, Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 04:39, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
  71. PWNGWN (talk) 22:41, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
  72. Kbog (talk) 20:06, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
  73. Panpog1 (talk) 01:58, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
  74. Marla the Mop (talk) 17:41, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
  75. Technical 13 (talk) under duress of tos on IRC... 16:24, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
  76. Xyphoid (talk) 16:23, 8 July 2013 (UTC)
  77. Flat Out let's discuss it 11:32, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
  78. AuthorAuthor (talk) 13:51, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
  79. Marek.69 talk 07:06, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
  80. Prabash.Akmeemana 18:20, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
  81. SarahTHunter 18:42, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
  82. Tomásdearg92 (talk) 21:28, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
  83. Kenanwang (talk) 22:15, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
  84. WJ (talk) 08:54, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
  85. buffbills7701 11:59, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
  86. UniversityofPi (talk) 10:08, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
  87. Karthik Sripal (talk) 15:31, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
  88. Ujjwal Goel (Talk) 11:40, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
  89. Esoxidtalkcontribs 03:13, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
  90. ///EuroCarGT 01:38, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
  91. Pooch12 (talk) 04:11, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
  92. Evad37 [talk] 16:06, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
  93. CyberXReftalk 22:24, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
  94. Acb314 (talk) 22:54, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
  95. Miszatomic (talk) 12:00, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
  96. A Dutch Panda (talk) 00:01, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
  97. Copy Edit Bliss (UTC)
  98. Newyorkadam (talk) 03:24, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
  99. Simplysavvy (talk) 12:01, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
  100. |CanadianDude1| 15:27, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
  101. Rsrikanth05 (talk) 17:01, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
  102. Wikiuser13 (talk | contribs) 16:16, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
  103. Ryan115 (talk) 13:13, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
  104. Madalibi (talk) 04:07, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
  105. Quidditche (talk) 01:51, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
  106. Matthew919 (talk) 12:24, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
  107. VivaLaPandaz (talk) 03:01, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
  108. Calidum Go Bruins! 01:29, 5 May 2014 (UTC)
  109. Acalycine(talk/contribs) 05:02, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
  110. 123chess456 (talk) 01:20, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
  111. A.Minkowiski _Lets t@lk 09:22, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
  112. -- CFCF (talk · contribs · email) 08:39, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
  113. --Lloydsilver (talk) 01:37, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
  114. -- Kyle(talk) 22:48, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
  115. Finnusertop (talk) 00:52, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
  116. David Condrey (talk) 10:08, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  117. Mirror Freak 15:14, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Inactive members[edit]

  • Users who haven't contributed to Wikipedia in over six months are listed here.
  1. IlarsonaFNC (talk) 21:05, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
  2. I've long argued for something like this on the Main Page, so I suppose I should be a member of the project. Rd232 talk 19:22, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
  3. Unogarcia (talk) 10:28, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
  4. Ushau97 talk contribs 08:04, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  5. Y1o01222 talk
  6. Activism1234 --Activism1234 06:05, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
  7. Might be a tad busy; I will do whatever I can to help out with history and society topics. dci | TALK 01:44, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
  8. C6541 (TalkContribs) 00:11, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  9. Gwooodward (talk) 4:56, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
  10. teb00007 TalkContributions 03:28, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Notifications[edit]

Project members will receive notification messages on their talk pages. New members (or anyone, actually) can opt-in or existing members can opt-out by editing the notifications list and following the instructions there.

Templates[edit]

Article template[edit]

This template is placed at the top of articles (directly below hatnotes if they're present) during the time frame in which they are TAFI articles, per this project's Schedule.

{{TAFI}}

Which produces:

Notification templates[edit]

Editor notice[edit]

{{TAFI editor notice|Article=Article|Sign=~~~~}} produces:
Today's Article For Improvement star.svg

Hello,
The article, Article has been selected within the scope of our project to become one of Today's Articles for Improvement. The article is currently in the TAFI Holding Area, where comments are welcome about ideas to improve it. After the article is moved from the holding area to the TAFI schedule, it will appear on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Today's Article for Improvement" section for one week. Everyone is invited to participate in the discussion and encouraged to collaborate to improve the article.
Thank you,
~~~~
(From the TAFI team)

WikiProject notice[edit]

{{TAFI project notice|Article=Article|Sign=~~~~}} produces:
Today's Article For Improvement star.svg

Hello,
Please note that Article, which is within this project's scope, has been selected to become one of Today's Articles for Improvement. The article is currently in the TAFI Holding Area, where comments are welcome about ideas to improve it. After the article is moved from the holding area to the TAFI schedule, it will appear on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Today's Article for Improvement" section for one week. Everyone is invited to participate in the discussion and encouraged to collaborate to improve the article.
Thank you,
~~~~
(From the TAFI team)

Project invitation[edit]

To invite editors to join the project, just copy and paste one of the following template substitutions to user talk pages, and feel free to add in an optional personal message. If opting to not add a message, please use the one at the top. Your signature will be added automatically.

{{subst:Today's article for improvement invitation}}
{{subst:Today's article for improvement invitation|OPTIONAL PERSONAL MESSAGE}}
{{subst:TAFII|OPTIONAL PERSONAL MESSAGE}}

These produce:

An invitation for you!

Today's Article For Improvement star.svg
Hello, Today's article for improvement. You're invited to join WikiProject Today's articles for improvement. If you're interested in participating, please add your name to the list of members. Happy editing! ~~~~

TAFI weekly selections notice[edit]

To send a message like the one below, copy/paste {{subst:TAFI weekly selections notice}} to a new section on a user's talk page. A header2, the recipient's user name and the sender's signature is automatically added when posting the message.

Impossible staircase.svg

This staircase is an impossible object

Hello, {{SUBST:BASEPAGENAME}}.

The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Impossible object


Previous selections: Life sciences • Low Countries


Get involved with the TAFI project! You can...
Posted by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of Evad37 (talk) 01:33, 10 February 2014 (UTC) • Opt-out instructions

User box[edit]

After joining the project, feel free to place the project's user box on your user page. Just copy and paste:

{{User WikiProject TAFI}}

Which produces:

Today's Article For Improvement star.svg
This user is a member of WikiProject
Today's articles for improvement.

Barnstar[edit]

To award a barnstar to editors who contribute to TAFI articles and to this WikiProject, simply copy and paste the following to a new section of their user talk page, adding in your message:

{{subst:Wikipedia:Today's article for improvement/Barnstar|message ~~~~}}

Which produces:

A barnstar for you![edit]

Today's Article For Improvement star.svg The TAFI Barnstar
message ~~~~


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