Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Exemplar WikiProjects
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T his page is being created with the intention of helping to determine which of the existing WikiProjects are most deserving of recognition as "exemplar" projects for other new projects and why. The exact details of how this is to be done are still under discussion, but I believe that we could reasonably limit voting to the members of the WikiProject Council, as those individuals who have seen fit to join it are the ones who have most clearly demonstrated an interest in the success of projects in general across wikipedia.
On the basis of the following, I am proposing that we list the individual projects we wish to be considered for recognition as exemplar projects below, with our reasons for supporting or opposing the inclusion of these projects listed after the name. Final details of how to do close the discussion will be considered on the talk page. I know of my own staggering unfamiliarity with most of the Science projects, so I sincerely hope someone better acquainted with them than I am adds some of the top projects from that area as well.
Please feel free to add new proposals in alphabetical order:
The first of the national projects to integrate all of its child projects into it, and one of the models for the rest of us. Badbilltucker 18:15, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
This is a group which was virtually moribund which has recently become not only one of the largest, but also one of the most active, projects out there. Their recent actions to make themselves as large and successful as they now are clearly deserve the attention of people interested in creating new projects. Badbilltucker 19:49, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
Another of the projects which has successfully integrated a number of child projects into a comparatively effective unit. Badbilltucker 18:15, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
Development of Watchlists and Almanac are extremely innovative. Dev920 (Have a nice day!) 18:59, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
The creator of the task force system, and still one of the groups which does it best. How this group continues to function without undue rancor and dissent among all its members is one of the things the rest of us can all learn from. And, remember, this project deals with wars and conflicting national prides, making it even more remarkable that it is still able to function successfully. Badbilltucker 19:49, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
As shown by this graph, clearly one of the most productive projects out there. Badbilltucker 22:15, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
Projects which are either too new, or which are too comparatively non-productive to honestly be regarded as a template for success.
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Germany - too new
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Lebanon - too new
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Radio - too new
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Religion - not a lot of good things you can say about a project which goes a full year before it gets its first official member
- Wikipedia:WikiProject United States - too new