Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Archive 2

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Restaurants in India

Description 
This wikiproject would focus on creating restaurants info wikipages ,located in India.These restaurants are grouped location wise.We focus on only popular restaurants.
Interested Wikipedians (Please add your name)

--Maveesh 05:40, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Comments 

No. Wikipedia is not a directory, and not a place for adverts. Chris 23:42, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Revert Checkers

Hello, there if the task is already covered by another task force then forgive me. As I was reverting vandalism today, I noticed that I made a mistake and reverted a good faith edit. Another editor, speedily undid my revert and restored the version. I then realized how easy it was to make a mistake while fixing vandalism, especially on a busy vandal fighting day. I have noticed that others also sometimes make mistakes of the same nature, and thought wouldn't it be a good idea to have a task force of WP:CVU, devoted to fixing reverting mistakes? Just a thought. --Tλε Rαnδоm Eδιτоr 16:57, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Arnon Chaffin (Talk) 12:44, 7 June 2007 (UTC)


Comments
  • Great Idea but most of the time when I made that mistake there is someone there, it only happen 3 times to me,but still I'll give it a go.Arnon Chaffin (Talk) 12:44, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Nice proposal, but I don't think it's really necessary. With so many users monitoring recent changes, I think that users should just be on a lookout for incorrect reversions. And anyway, how would this project run? Where would the revert-checker start? Unless there were as many people on the project as there were watching recent changes, I don't think the project would work very well. Just my two cents... *Cremepuff222* "As cool as grapes..." 17:20, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
  • I don't think an entire association is needed because, like Cremepuff222 said, a lot of users monitor recent changes and can even configure certain tools such as VandalFighter to filter edits with summaries that contain words or phrases such as "Reverted 2 edits...", "rv", "revert", or "vandalism". For these reasons, regular RC patrollers - such as those commenting - can take on the job. Thanks, « ANIMUM » 20:22, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
this is a frequent occurrence -- but this sort of error is easy enough to fix when discovered. With practice one learns to check. DGG 03:28, 23 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Could a bot do this?--12 Noon 19:09, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Richmond, Virginia

Description 
to improve all articles related to Richmond, Virginia
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Neldav 21:15, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
Comments
  • My suggestion would be to use the existing framework of the WP:Va. Just make a post asking for collaboration on a specific Richmond topic, and keep doing it with every subject related to Richmond. ~ (The Rebel At) ~ 14:28, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
Just my experience from WikiProject Australia, but we found getting activity happening for any city/metro region with less than 1 million people was pretty difficult. There are several examples under our umbrella of noble-intentioned yet failed projects due to scope issues and a lack of committed local editors to raise the bar on content and quality. The projects for larger regions, however, have proven successful and active both in raw article terms and also in attaining FA/GA status for some. Orderinchaos 02:24, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Roads in New York City

Description 
This Wikiproject will be dedicated to expanding pages about roads and bridges in The New York City Area
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Bernstein2291
  2. Hydrogen Iodide (HI!)
  3. futurebird 02:44, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Robot Wars

Description 
A WikiProject dedicated to improving all articles Robot Wars - things like individual robots, international competitions, etc.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Ka5hmirTalk To Me! 09:24, 3 June 2007 (UTC)
Comments

If the scope of your project idea is very narrow (such as a TV show, music band, video game, etc) then you should start a task force of an existing project instead of starting a whole new WikiProject. Chris 09:51, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Russian rock

I would like to create a Russian rock WikiProject. I'm shure it's needed, because we have some of the greatest bands in Russian rock not having articles, or having lame articles, and with the use of WikiProject we could make a list of articles needing references, or expansion, or the list of articles needed to be created, and in that way those who want to help here will see exacly what to do. Could someone here please explain me how do i do it by steps? How do i create the project? How do i create the template? Hope somebody will help me here. M.V.E.i. 11:46, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Sikkim

Description 
A project, probably working with Wikipedia:WikiProject India, to work on articles relating to the Indian state of Sikkim.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. [your name here]
  2. Chris (talk) 09:07, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
Comments
  • The proposer should also add their name. Chris (talk) 09:07, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Small Engines

Description This Wikiproject will focus on things to do with small engines, the history thereof, and important innovations in small engines technology.--Gp75motorsports 13:50, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Temporary Page: Fledgeling WikiProject Small Engines (I am the Flegeling, apply here!)

Interested Wikipedians Please vote.

  1. Sbacle (talk · contribs)

Sonic the Hedgehog

Description 
This taskforce would improve any article relating to Sonic the Hedgehog series, like the game articles and character articles (Tails, etc.), and any other articles relating to the series. Codelyoko193 TalkEditor Review
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Codelyoko193 TalkEditor Review 21:59, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
  2. User:Chaoshi
Comments

The Streets of San Francisco

Description - The description of this pilot program Wikiproject is to improve the scale on the articles that base on San Francisco Streets, as well as creating new articles on San Francisco city bus lines.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Goodshoped35110s (talk · contribs)
  2. Gp75motorsports (talk · contribs)
Comments
  • Not trying to discourage you. But the project you proposed seem to be redundant to Wikipedia:WikiProject San Francisco Bay Area. I don't see the point for us to create another project since any articles in this project will be part of the Wikipedia:WikiProject San Francisco Bay Area anyway. Chris! ct 23:55, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

The Amazing Race

Description 
This task force would standardize the articles and other templates pertaining to the the differenet versions of The Amazing Race.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Aeron Valderrama 04:52, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
  2. [your name here]

Comments Wouldn't have a very small scope though? What is the number of articles we are talking about here? Λua∫Wise (Operibus anteire) 09:02, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

TV Characters

Description 
The project would help improve articles on fictional characters from television shows.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Codelyoko193 Talk
  2. jc37 20:54, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
  3. John Carter 14:53, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
Temporary Project Page

User:Codelyoko193/tvcharacters

Comments
  • Seems an odd way to group the articles. We have WP:TV, as well as several WikiProjects and taskforces for individual TV shows. -- Ned Scott 19:41, 13 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Yes, but WP:TV is too broad; this would be more specific, especially since there are a lot of articles about TV characters. Codelyoko193 Talk 20:26, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
  • would this be used for TV chars that are not part of anyother wikiproject? Like Would Homer Simpson for example be on it. Also, maybe you would like this to be a taskforce for WP:TV, seems like that is where it belongs.Phoenix741(Talk Page) 20:41, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Um yes, this could be a taskforce of WP:TV instead. I will need somebody to make the taskforce for me, though. Codelyoko193 Talk 20:43, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
You just need to move it, don't wry I will take care of that.Phoenix741(Talk Page) 20:46, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
O and GL.Phoenix741(Talk Page) 22:05, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
  • I realized that this might be too big of a topic for a taskforce but too small for a wikiproject... Codelyoko193 Talk 23:13, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Actually I think this is a good idea. A sort of counter-point to those who check episode guides. - jc37 20:54, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Cool. Will you be joining? Codelyoko193 Talk HHC! 02:40, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
  • I hope that by improving you also consider what makes an article good, and develop standards for good articles. For instance, when is there sufficient real-world notability to support a separate article for a character; when should several characters be gathered together on a "Characters from X TV show" article; and when should characters be merged into the article on the TV show? If you can help develop standards that help fans understand that WP is not a database where each character wants/needs a separate entry, that would be a great resource. Suggest developing gold standard articles for each of the three types I've listed -- character page; "list of characters" page; and "characters and characterization section" in an article on the show. --Lquilter (talk) 21:18, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Television children's shows

Description 
I've noticed that TV show articles are vandalized a lot, and since children's shows hold a startlingly high percent of this; some have not had articles made. Users in this project would monitor children's show articles that they know well and make sure that everything is in check and has not been vandalized, and create pages for shows lacking them and monitor them. P.S. I would need help making this. Superx 00:26, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Superx 00:26, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
  2. AstroHurricane001(Talk+Contribs color="blue">+sign here+How's my editing?) 01:58, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
  3. AndrewJDTALK -- 20:52, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
Comments
  • Having just spell-checked and copy-edited the above description, I would anticipate that if this project did go ahead it should be under Children's television shows although it doesn't have much support yet... Mdcollins1984 14:13, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Concur with Mdcollins1984's grammar fix, and further insist that this should be a task force of the main TV wikiproject; there simply isn't enough difference to justify a new project - the only difference at all is simply some editors' preference to focus on a particular type of show (and unlike, say, WikiProject Star Trek, it isn't specific enough either). We don't need a WikiProject about teen-directed sitcoms, or legal/crime drama series, either. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 16:10, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

That's So Raven

Description 
I am a huge fan of the TV show That's So Raven (2003-2007). I have noticed that a lot of the episodes do not have pages. I, however, would have enough plot information (along with other interested Wikipedians) to create these pages. Also, we would work on character pages and actor pages.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. *silver* 21:20, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
Comments>

That is to narow, you may want it to be a workgroup with in the TV wikiproject.Phoenix741 21:29, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Yup, too narrow.--Gp75motorsports 15:01, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Please also note that plot information alone is not sufficient to warrant an article. Please see Wikipedia:Television episodes for more information. Pagrashtak 16:48, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

  • Much better as a task force if even that is necessary. Each episode does not need its own entry. Wikipedia is not a directory of TV shows, and there is simply not going to be sufficient real world scholarship or news coverage of every episode. This topic should have at most a few articles: One on the TV show (its coverage, actors & directors & other people, ratings, general premise, and so on); one on the episode list; and -- maybe -- one character list. None of the individual characters have significant real-world notability as individual characters to need a separate entry. --Lquilter (talk) 16:14, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Thrash Metal

Description 
Thrash Metal is a genre of Heavy Metal music that has seen some levels of mainstream popularity, and as a result there are a lot of bands of this genre. As in, hundreds more (notable) than are listed. I would say that a Thrash Metal WikiProjected is warranted to have full focus on the Thrash Metal article, as well as all related articles, within reason.

Purposes of this group are as follows, but not limited to:

  • Add/Create new articles related to notable bands/artists under the thrash metal category.
  • Revamp some articles relating to notable bands/artists completely (where need be, of course).
  • Patrol the articles in question "constantly" to make sure that they aren't vandalized bit by bit to the point where they're filled with false information or deceptive links.

This has been suggested many times before, and I think that all articles relating to Thrash Metal would definitely benefit from this. The WikiProject for Heavy Metal would be pointed out in the first step as making this seem rather unneeded, but WikiProject Heavy Metal has a broad focus, whereas we want to have a slimmer focus. If we focus on one as opposed to many, the articles will benefit. Maybe being a sister project of WikiProject Heavy Metal?

Any thoughts, concerns, support, etc. are welcome.

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Nonviolence
Comments
  1. Way too narrow. To the extent anything like this needs to be organized at all, it should be a task force of WikiProject Metal. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 16:13, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Toys

Description 
A project to work on all articles related to toys, be they regular children's toys, Barbies, action figures, toys not specifically tied to games, etc.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. John Carter 21:05, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
  2. DeSalvionjr
Comments

Many toys already have articles, although they are generally only under the supervision of the project which deals with their specific copyrights, like Star Wars, Star Trek, Superman, and so on action figures or toys. This project would seek to provide a common base from which articles on all such toys could be developed, provided they meet notability guidelines.

You have good intentions with that idea, but note that due to toys being such a broad and extensive topic, there is the risk of the page being formatted into a list, which would not be very benificial at all. Instead, maybe the public would find the Wikipedia layout and interface more user-friendly if they could search the brand name or type of toy. If we do make a list, we could focus it around types of manufactors, etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by **macph*** (talkcontribs) 22:56, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Triage

Description 
A project to prioritize the various efforts on wikipedia so editors know where the most help is needed.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Remember 21:30, 13 September 2007 (UTC)
Comments

I just feel we need a project that could help rank what work is needed the most of wikipedia so editors could respond accordingly. Even if it's not perfect (and of course most people won't agree upon what is important), I think it would be helpful to have a general ranking of efforts.

  • An interesting concept, and one with which I don't actually disagree. I'm just wondering exactly how to go about it. Maybe you could contact the people at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team and see what ideas they might have for determining what the relative immediate needs are. John Carter 16:31, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Tripura

Description 
A project, probably working with Wikipedia:WikiProject India, to work on articles relating to the Indian state of Tripura.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Maquahuitl
Comments

Unicycling

Description 
This project would help promote and coordinate articles related to unicycling and unicycles. It would provide a location to outline and enhance the structure of existing and future articles, and it would perhaps be similar to the existing projects: Wikipedia:WikiProject Cycling and Wikipedia:WikiProject Motorcycling.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. AndrewDressel 18:34, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  2. User:Mathmo
  3. User:RMBradburn
  4. Earthlyreason
Comments

Existing articles include:

  • Events
  • People

And The Unicyclopedia

  • Might want to take a look at WP:TASKFORCE, which will tell you how to set up this idea as a sub-project of an existing project, which will both help you attract more participants and make starting up faster. -- Ned Scott 06:10, 27 February 2007 (UTC)
    • Yes, better a task force of WikiProject Cycling. --HybridBoy 11:22, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Definitely a task force; nowhere near enough articles in-scope to warrant a whole new project. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 16:15, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

University of Wisconsin System

Description 
This project would help to improve the quality of articles that are a part of the University of Wisconsin System and its universities, such as University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and many others. There are currently 92 articles in the "Category:University of Wisconsin-Madison", and there are many other articles related to the other universities.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Lordmontu
Comments
Better a WikiProject University. --HybridBoy 11:23, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

User Integrity

Description 
A WikiProject to make sure that all user accounts stay secure.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. mrholybrain's talk 02:09, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
  2. Lwarf Talk! 11:50, 6 June 2007 (UTC) -- Like the idea, but the big question is the how?
Temporary Project Page
User:Mrholybrain/WikiProject User Integrity
Comments
One question: HOW? In principal, I like the idea, but I would like to know what procedures if any can be undertaken to achieve the goal. John Carter 14:05, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Same - this appears more a function for bureaucrats/meta admins than a wikiproject on en.wikipedia (as it affects *all* Wikimedia projects, not just ours) Orderinchaos 02:27, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

How would this project spread the word? Octane [improve me] 07.07.07 0103 (UTC)

Uttar Pradesh

Description 
Uttar Pradesh is a state in India. This wikiproject will be a child project of WikiProject Indian states which in turn is a child project of WikiProject India. Projects for several other Indian states already exist.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Maquahuitl 14:00, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
Comments

Better a task force in WikiProject India. --HybridBoy 11:24, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Given we're talking about a state with 9 times the population of my country and 90 times that of my main wikiproject stomping ground, I'd say as long as you've got the userbase and the commitment from them to develop and improve articles, go for it :) Orderinchaos 02:28, 29 May 2007 (UTC)
Given there is a Wikipedia:WikiProject Sydney I don't see any problem with Wikipedia:WikiProject Uttar Pradesh.Garrie 04:18, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
Support, on the basis of precedent. I'd prefer to see all the India state projects be task forces of WikiProject Indian states, which appears to have no real purpose if every state is going to have an individual project; interest level in Indian state articles is nowhere near as high as it is for US state articles. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 16:17, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Uttarakhand

Description 
A project, probably working with Wikipedia:WikiProject India, to work on articles relating to the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. [your name here]
Comments

Weezer

Description 
Weezer is considered one of the most important and influential bands of recent times.[who?] There is so much to be written about the band. I feel albums like Pinkerton (album) and Weezer (The Blue Album) have enough potential to be feature articles.
The Person who proposed it
User:wikiwonka12
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  • M A Mason 00:53, 5 February 2007 (UTC) I can be quite busy most of the time but when I have a free moment I'd love to help in some way.
  • - hmwithtalk 20:33, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
Comments
  • You might want to try this idea via task force. We've been trying to promote this idea as an alternative to starting a whole new WikiProject, as it still allows the focus of editing but a lot less hassle in starting up. -- Ned Scott 07:27, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
    • Yes, create only Task Force in a Band or Music WikiProject. --HybridBoy 11:26, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
      • Agreed. The band has 5 (6?) albums and a limited number of singles, EPs and notable songs - better as a task force under WP Alternative Music. Orderinchaos 02:30, 29 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Task force it, per Orderinchaos. Far too narrow and minor a topic. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 16:24, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Description 
The Blue Bombers are one of the most storied franchises in the CFL, and theres enough fans out there with knowledge to share to have a wikiproject made.
The Person who proposed it
User:burnqq
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. [your name here]
Comments

Actually, considering there isn't yet a specific WikiProject for the CFL per se, maybe it would be a better idea to establish that first, and maybe set this individual team project up as a subproject later? John Carter 23:05, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. Cart, then horse. Chicken, then egg. Wheel, then Duesenberg. CFL first. Chris 01:55, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
You may get some support for a parent CFL project, ideas, perhaps something to boldfaced copy, from Wikipedia:WikiProject National Football League. Chris 01:57, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
CFL wikiproject is something i may start later Burnqq 03:23, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • CFL first; there's no justification for a narrow team project like this when there isn't even enough interest in the overaching topic this is a detail of. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 16:30, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Wizard Rock

Description 
This project will improve all the pages concerning the musical genre of wizard rock. I believe that this WP is too broad to be created as a taskforce. It is also to be noted that there is, so far, only one wizard rock band on Wikipedia - Harry and the Potters
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Ka5hmir
  2. Hpfan9374
  3. Fanficgurl
Comments
  • This is a self-defeating proposal; if there's only one article, this isn't even enough for a task force. Also, see WP:NEO. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 16:33, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
    • There is only one so far. Well, only one when i made the proposal, there is now one for Draco and the Malfoys as well

But the whole point would be to expand the articles, and make new ones. Ka5hmirTalk To Me! 05:59, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

I tend to think that all of this content probably can be easily made to fit within the scope of Wikipedia:WikiProject Harry Potter. John Carter 20:04, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
I think not, because of the many notable wrock bands and websites, such as wizrocklopedia and realwizardrock, deserve Wikipedia articles due to their size within the wrock community. Ka5hmirTalk To Me! 04:39, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
As stated about"there are two notable pages", which is enough to warrant a WikiProject, however I have counted them all again, there are ten, Harry and the Potters, Harry and the Potters (album), Voldemort Can't Stop the Rock!, A Magical Christmas of Magic with Harry and the Potters and Wizardly Friends and Magical Singing Creatures, Power of Love (Harry and the Potters album), Scarred for Life, Harry and the Potters' split 7" with the Zambonis, The Enchanted Ceiling, Harry and the Potters discography and Draco and the Malfoys. Also, Portal:RuneScape is a complete portal with only three articles. Aswell as all this, further bands should also be notable, The Parselmouths, The Remus Lupins for two, aswell as a Wizard Rock music genre page. Hpfan9374 (talk) 05:58, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

WorldCat Identities - external links

Description 
The recently prototyped WorldCat Identities provides pages - linked to the WorldCat union catalog - for 20 million 'identities', mainly authors and persons who are the subjects of published titles. This project would aim systematically to provide external links from biographical pages in Wikipedia to their WorldCat Identities page.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. [your name here]
Comments

Tim O'Reilly's reaction to WorldCat Identities was to call for a project like this: “I'd really love to see this tied in programmatically to wikipedia. There ought to be an automatic link to this site for every identity in wikipedia!” WorldCat Identities currently provides thousands of links in the reverse direction, i.e. to en:Wikipedia. Of the over 200,000 biographical articles on Wikipedia, around 20% are reliably automatically matchable to Wikipedia Identities via the Library of Congress Name Authority file (see User:Dsp13). Once WorldCat Identities is stabilized with 'cool' URLs, this project could proceed at full throttle: it would allow easy passage from Wikipedia biographical articles to associated library holdings. Dsp13 15:02, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

How precisely would they be linked from Wikipedia articles? External links, special metadata templates like WP:PERSON, or what? --Gwern (contribs) 21:36 20 February 2007 (GMT)
I was envisaging external links, though that's not incompatible with an external link template like these. Dsp13 23:00, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure external links is the best solution. It runs afoul of some peoples sense of SPAM, it's a lot of work to create new entries, and there is no guarantee someone in the future won't just delete it - it won't be very consistent. I think the way Wikipedia handles ISBN's would be a better solution to finding library holdings. So long as an author has an ISBN listed, the user is directed to an internal Wikipedia page that lists 100s of sources for books. For example ISBN 0198114915 takes us to a page with WorldCat listed as the first entry. This seems like a cleaner, more consistent solution already in place. -- Stbalbach 15:12, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Yes, ISBNs are excellent, and very clean. However, two points. First, ISBNs have only been assigned for recently published works. (For historical works, an OCLC number is emerging as a sort of stand-in.) Second, WorldCat Identities gathers together titles by/about a single individual: adding a single external link is certainly no more work than adding several ISBNs (though I see the two as complementary). You're right, though, that external links (especially if not backed by an external link template) run foul of some people's sense of spam. Dsp13 15:25, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
I really don't like them. The pages are nice enough, but they don't really show anything remarkable - certainly they don't seem to be expansive on the subject in the same way that linking to IMDB for films is. We should think very hard before rolling out a comprehensive project to link to a single external site across tens of thousands of pages - like it or not, it constitutes a pretty significant statement on our part as to the importance, usability and significance of their material.
The information on them is automatically generated, not cleaned up by human oversight, and it shows - the Kipling page tells us he wrote "Adventure fiction" and worked as a "Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Translator, Performer, Illustrator, Correspondent". (I am unaware of any notable levels of translating, performing or illustrating - plus what use is 'bibliographic antecedent' to a nonspecialist? - and he wrote a damn sight more than 'Kim'!) The major biography on him is apparently by "Frederick Winston Furneaux Smith Birkenhead", a name that only an authority catalogue could love. The cataloguing graph can't handle the fairly standard "19--" and has at least two or three completely wrong datapoints manual oversight would have caught, and the list of works is confusingly arranged and bizzarely constituted. (I am really not convinced the two named collections of poetry represent identifiably distinct groups of work... one being dated 1956 and "published between 1890 and 2006" seems dubious)
Really, there doesn't seem to be any major content on these external pages that we couldn't do better just writing into the article, and it doesn't serve as a gateway to anything much more than the holdings of a single self-selecting consortium of libraries (which is a lot less comprehensive than it can seem at first glance).
There is a use for these - their aggregate figures on the number of editions of different works is promising, and would be good to cite in passing for a lot of works - but I think we'd be doing our readers and editors a disservice to imagine that these are universally helpful external links. Shimgray | talk | 22:31, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
To call WorldCat nothing 'much more than the holdings of a single self-selected consortium of libraries (which is a lot less comprehensive than it can seem at first glance)' seems entirely misleading to me: it's by far the biggest union catalog ever attempted, includes some major academic libraries and has over 1.1 billion holdings: just watch it grow. As far as your careful criticisms of a WorldCat Identities page goes, though, perhaps I was premature to make this project proposal while WorldCat Identities is such a recent beta project: several of these issues seem teething problems which I hope will get ironed out. What do others think? Dsp13 15:57, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
Perhaps we need a "person" equivalent of this service for coordinates or this one of books? Andy Mabbett 01:04, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
I think that is exactly the way to go, and perhaps should piggy-back off the isbn project. --I think it would be confusing to add formal external links to any service, as most WPedians would not be able to tell this apart from spam, and would suggest all sorts of other possibilities, even such as automatic linking to myspace. Worldcat is a reasonable place for the ultimate resolution--as OpenWorldCat it is freely available, and essentially universal, at least in the US and to a lesser degree the English speaking world. But there are also quite a number of other author-name standardization projects: both Scopus and WebofScience are organizing proprietary ones, as are a number of repository -based and open source projects. DGG 02:05, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
Note that anything run by OCLC is not at all guaranteed to remain freely available; http://www.frbr.org/2007/05/10/xisbn-v2-pricing-discussions one of their most useful services] just went paid-access for any serious level of use. Shimgray | talk | 23:03, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
Whatever comes next, this will link to it. & I think it's already better for look-ups than the NUC;

we should figure out how to do a small-scale trials for linking.DGG 02:41, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Concerns about any rollout, While it normal for discussions to here to be about the positives or direct to already existing projects in this case policies need to be noted specifically WP:EL states Some external links are welcome (see "What should be linked", below), but it is not Wikipedia's purpose to include a comprehensive list of external links related to each topic. No page should be linked from a Wikipedia article unless its inclusion is justified.. WP:SPAM says Wikipedia is not a space for personal promotion or the promotion of products, services, Web sites, fandoms, ideologies, or other memes. If you're here to tell readers how great something is, or to get exposure for an idea or product that nobody's heard of yet, you're in the wrong place. Likewise, if you're here to make sure that the famous Wikipedia cites you as the authority on something (and possibly pull up your sagging PageRank) you'll probably be disappointed.

This should be brought to a wider audience for community approval as it goes against what are current community standards. note this is not an opinion on WorldCat, its content or use as a reference its only a serious concern about apparent policy violation by making such a project. Gnangarra 03:04, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

This should just be a task force of Wikipedia:WikiProject Microformats. We do not need a separate project for implementation of every different microformat in Wikipedia. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 16:39, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

World charities

Description 
I think that the question of global charity, non-profit, humanitarian organizations and everything connected with it (persons, biographies, types etc.) worth having the whole separate project in Wiki, as part of Wikipedia:WikiProject_Council/Directory/History_and_society. The issue is notable and important. I am not so experienced to begin such project, but it would be nice and appropriate to do this by someone else.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Ans-mo 13:04, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
  2. Rucha58 14:42, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
Comments
  • Seems too narrow; there should be a WikiProject Charities first. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 16:31, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
    • Have to agree. The definition of "world charities" would be problematic, better to just cover all charities in general, many of which will functionally have a global scope. John Carter 16:29, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
  • To my mind, the name of such project could be any. Important is to gather, present and systematize the information on charities, i.e. the content.Ans-mo 08:57, 12 September 2007 (UTC)


Writers

Description
This proposed project would work to create, improve, and maintain articles dealing with writers of books and other print literature.
Interested Wikipedians (Please add your name)
  1. John Carter 16:36, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
  2. --HybridBoy 11:29, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
  3. Swannie 23:57, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
  4. HistoryQuizMan 16:28, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Comments
This a good general starting point for articles and task forces.--HybridBoy 11:29, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

I like this idea. What authors and what kind of literature would this project cover. Perhaps the title could be changed to WikiProject: Great authors of the 1900's. Well, whether you decide to use my idea or not, count me in. HistoryQuizMan 16:28, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Team XBox

Description 
Team XBox

I am proposing the formation of Team XBox. The purpose of this project is to correct, maintain, unify and make cohesive the coverage of Microsoft XBox products. This will include Services (XBox LIVE), Software, and Hardware (XBox, XBox 360)

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
 A legend
  1. [your name here]
Comments

Wikipedia:WikiProject Team XBox

Those interested please goto http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Wageslave

Might want to check with WP:VG first. In the past console-specific projects usually fail. -- Ned Scott 03:18, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
As there is a Nintendo and a Playstation Project, this would simply mirror those in scope and purpose. You can see both are listed project associated with WP:VG
Like I said, those projects are pretty much dead in the water. -- Ned Scott 07:38, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Zambia

Description 
This wikiproject would be dedicating to finding and improving articles related to the country of Zambia as well as being a focus for like minded editors who work on articles about the country. The project would encompass all articles about Zambia including history, politics and the like. There are a lot of articles out there for Zambia and they are fairly halphhazardly edited by folks like me who have an interest. The wikiproject would give a little more focus to said editors. I'm putting feelers out to see if there would be any interest in this.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. --Lendorien 22:27, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
  2. Sahmeditor 02:59, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Enlil Ninlil 06:05, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Comments
  • Have you contacted Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa about the possibility of setting this up as a task force? John Carter 21:38, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
    • Yes, initially, create a Task Force (if this task force includes in a moment 10 or more Wikipeans, you coud create a WikiProject. --HybridBoy 11:30, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Zoo Tycoon

Description 
Judging by the popularity and amount of content on the Zoo Tycoon series I believe that a Zoo Tycoon Wikiproject should be brought up. We would prevent vandilism on the pages (which is surprisingly frequent) and of course improve and expand the arrticles currently.

For example, the page Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals is being vanalised almost once a week and, due to it being an upcoming game, various fand will edit in wishlists and predictions. The main Zoo Tycoon fansite and forum is currently down, both increasing the likelihood of wishlists and increasing checks on the article for latest news.

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. --Cuddly Panda 10:06, 13 June 2007 (UTC)[Cuddly Panda]
Comments

Consider setting this up as a task force in the gaming areas, as this is a rather narrow area for a project. Feyandstrange 11:19, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

I agree with Feyandstrange. Eddie 03:37, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Why not have a WikiProject for the whole Tycoon series? Simply south 21:35, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

This should definitely be a taskforce rather than a project. Codelyoko193 Talk 22:55, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Academic Regalia

Description 
This would be a project about the Regalia of various Academic institution throughout the world, as well as maintaining articles about historical and currently used academic ceremonial items and Ceremonial dress. This project could be expanded to deal with legal and parlimentary Ceremony as well.

There are many current pages that are scattered throughout wikipedia which include segments of varying quality and detail about various institutions' regalia (in cloth and in terms of other academic ceremonial items and actions). This would be a project which would cover all of these areas and maintain articles and article sub-sections about the history and currency of universities' regalia. This project would also, ideally, obtain photographs of the regalia of the universities or other academic institutions in action, procession or on display. This project would also rearrange the layout of articles which are soley dedicated to the dress of one university, and either add those sections to the article about the university in question or add them to a larger umbrella article which covered the academic regalia of universities in a geographical region. And finally individuals writing or updating articles in this project would correspond with the universities in question to confirm the accuracy of the articles content.

Some articles which would fall under the purvey of this subject:

et al.

Interested Wikipedians
  1. Ithillion 02:41, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
Comments

The Carpenters

Description 
This WikiProject will strive to better the pages of The Carpenters, as well as those of Richard and Karen Carpenter. Also, we will try to get the page The Carpenters featured.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Cuyler91093
Comments
  • If the scope of your project idea is very narrow (such as a TV show, music band, video game, etc), or your idea is a variation on a common theme, consider starting a task force of an existing project instead of a whole new WikiProject. Chris (talk) 06:04, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
I am interested in bettering all of their pages (their albums, singles, DVDs, concerts, etc.), not just their pages themselves. If you do suggest I start a task force instead, then how do I do that? --Cuyler91093contributions 01:23, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
A lot of projects don't have formal guidelines for taskforces, but here's a crash corse: pretty much just find a "parent" WikiProject, make the project you want to start a subpage (like Wikipedia:WikiProject Music/A Band). Use the parent WikiProject's guidelines as a starting point (link to them) and then draft some "in addition" kind of guidelines. Edit the parent project's page to include a link to the task force. You also might want to ask for help on the talk page for the WikiProject's banner for adding an option for the taskforce (so that a link to the taskforce shows up on certain talk pages). Some other ideas is to make some lists, like all the current articles that fall under the specific task force, and any goals for those articles. -- Ned Scott 01:36, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
See also WP:TASKFORCE. -- Ned Scott 01:38, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
  • I agree. A WikiProject is not necessary to improve three articles. The talk pages of those articles would be sufficient. Phil Sandifer 23:35, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Should be a Task Force in WikiProject Music -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 14:14, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Due weight

Description 
This project would exist to help ensure that content in wikipedia articles receives only due weight, as per WP:Undue weight, and that where possible verifiable, reliably sourced content which cannot be included in one article because of undue weight concerns be kept in wikipedia in some form.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. John Carter 18:41, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
  2. --Northmeister 00:20, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
Comments
I don't know if this helped but I made a Desperate Housewives Dead Characters at the chart at the bottom of the page, so if i'm missing any just add them. -puddy03april 12:02 1/12/08.
I am concerned that this project with a description as worded would encourage people to keep content which may not belong anywhere in the encyclopedia. For example, if someone writes a WP:POVFORK which is deleted, would they be able to use this WikiProject to help them keep the content elsewhere? If so, this might be problematic. ScienceApologist 19:20, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for the question. No, I don't think that such explicit POV forks would be anything like what this project would try to do, although I'm not really sure how to write it to make that clear. What I was more thinking along the lines of would be, for instance, if one or more given books deal with a given "fringe theory", and the book/s met notability guidelines, then creation of articles on those books might be one way to deal with the matter of undue weight, moving it into articles on those books. Those new articles would have to met the same criteria as any other content in wikipedia, though. Alternately, given content on a certain individual which wouldn't be included in their biography for weight reasons might be included in a daughter article, if the amount of reasonable, verifiable, encyclopedia content merited the creation of one. Even these new "daughter" pages would I hope be checked to ensure that they individually meet the standards of all content. But any content which clearly did not belong on the basis of any of the indicators would I hope be objected to and opposed by this project. Like I implied, though, phrasing that in a short way is something I'm obviously not capable of right now. John Carter 19:30, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
I think this is a reasonable idea if handled right; it may help from some articles becoming mere criticism of the figure or event rather than merely presenting the material; which would add to undue weight. A brief snippet, with a link to the material would suffice in many cases, if weight is a concern. --Northmeister 00:20, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
  • I'm concerned about "reliably sourced content which cannot be included in one article because of undue weight concerns be kept in wikipedia in some form." Wikipedia is not meant to be a database of all reliably sourced content. Above, John Carter states that it would still have to meet other WP guidelines -- presumably and most importantly, notability. But I worry that this project will, in essence, end up hindering the development of balanced articles on a controversial topic. For instance, articles like women's studies have significant criticisms that end up raising WP:Undue weight concerns. The right approach is usually to integrate criticism into the article as appropriate. When criticism becomes its own topic, then it needs its own article. All of that is currently supported in basic WP:MOS and other guidelines & policies. My concern is that this project -- even if intended to generate new articles as relevant -- would inevitably come to be used to "salvage" material that is not meritorious of a new article but is simply a POV fork or a trivia page. ...
But a counterexample: For instance, what about Spanish Civil War; there is an extensive list of "related" films & literature. These could be split off into extensive bibliographies of materials, and in fact there is probably a good article there -- "Spanish Civil War in arts and literature", because there have been multiple art exhibitions and books on this precise topic. It does seem like this kind of project could help with that. ... I just worry about how to limit this project so that it creates legitimate daughter spin-off articles; and not POV forks etc. --Lquilter (talk) 23:29, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
Your questions and concerns are valid ones, and at this point I don't think that they can be handles with broad generalizations, as there will be specific factors invovled in most cases. We will try to create guidelines for various subjects, probably based on the central subject's own notability, but it will take some effort to be successful. Any input in the decisions if the project ever gets started will be welcome. John Carter (talk) 23:34, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Similar (but non-identical) endeavors exist at WP:Fringe theories/Noticeboard and WP:SKEPTICS. I recognize the differences among these, but I'm concerned that have too many projects/noticeboards about undue/fringe-style NPOV issues would be counterproductive by spreading interested users too thinly across the various projects. Fireplace (talk) 07:04, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
  • We have two WikiProjects, Paranormal and Rational Skepticism, which are essentially two sides of the same coin. A single project covering both kinds of content would be much better. Guy (Help!) 16:28, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
    • Agreed, but that means that the participants in those 2 WikiProjects, as well as (ideally) Wikipedia:WikiProject Alternative Views, would agree to funnel their efforts into a single unified project. Right now it seems like WikiProjects dedicated to the issue of WP:FRINGE/WP:WEIGHT are multiplying like hydrinos, or Wikipedia citations to Peter Duesberg. The issue is an important one and it would be ideal to reduce the project forking, but perhaps we should ask the most active participants in the pre-existing WikiProjects if they would agree to unify their efforts before opening another WikiProject with overlapping goals. MastCell Talk 17:11, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Dutch Politics

Description 
After a brief discussion with C mon (talk · contribs), our in-house expert on Dutch politics, I propose the creation of WikiProject Dutch Politics. It would be affiliated with WikiProject Netherlands and WikiProject Politics. We have made a list of 10 general topics that this WikiProject would cover:
  1. Creating articles on Dutch M(E)Ps and government ministers in past and present
  2. Adding GFDL photos to articles on Dutch politicians and parties
  3. Improving articles on Dutch ministries, Dutch politicians and Dutch political parties
  4. Creating and improving articles on Dutch interest groups
  5. De-listing Politics of the Netherlands (terminology)
  6. Creating and improving articles on Dutch local and provincial politics
  7. Improving articles surrounding politics of the Netherlands
  8. Creating and improving articles on Dutch political history
  9. Improving articles on national elections
  10. Creating and improving articles on cabinets and cabinet formations
WikiProject Dutch Politics would be a sister to WikiProject Australian Politics and WikiProject Taiwanese Politics. I feel that a separate WikiProject would be better suited for bridging the gap between WikiProject Netherlands and WikiProject Politics than a task force. AecisBrievenbus 20:14, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. AecisBrievenbus 20:14, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
  2. JACOPLANE • 2007-11-24 20:40
  3. C mon (talk) 20:46, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
Comments

Transpersonal Studies

Description: As with my above proposal to have WikiProject Gerontology, this would be an interdisciplinary project. It might seem strange to propose a project group to oversee transpersonal psychology and related topics such as altered states of consciousness, but there are now articles in Wikipedia such as those on transpersonal ecology, transpersonal anthropology and transpersonal business studies - and I seem to be the only person to edit most of these articles! If there could be more interdisciplinary work to look at not just transpersonal psychology but these disciplines in general, then it could ensure that experts in a variety of fields who are also sympathetic to transpersonal psychology could regularly update the articles.

Could interested Wikipedians please add their names? Comments: I shall happily look at comments on this proposal, and readers may also leave messages on my userpage. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 20:22, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

American girl (company)

Description:this Wiki project is one that improves and is about American girl and every thing about it!Saturn star 19:57, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name!)

--Princess Janay (talk) 17:48, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Comments
  • Only one. Please define what you mean by American Girl. If you are referring to the toy company, I note that there right now isn't an "action figure"/Barbie/whatever project extant, and that the likelihood of this groups success would probably go up significantly if it were to broaden to include those subjects as well. And you might want to sign your own name, as well. John Carter 00:51, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
you know what? i like that idea!Saturn star 19:57, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Utopia

Description 
WikiProject Utopia is a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of all things pertaining to Utopian thought, thinkers, communities, and literature.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Rabidwolfe
  2. Lquilter
  3. John Carter (talk) 21:21, 15 December 2007 (UTC)
  4. Libertatia
Comments
It seems to me that since Utopianism is not, as some think, a mere subset of science fiction, but instead covers a wider variety of political philosophies, and stretches from Plato to the modern day, we should have a project focused on it.Rabidwolfe 00:18, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
Possibly. I note however that the Category:Utopias and all its subcategories only has about 300 articles in toto, and I wonder whether that's enough for an entirely separate project. John Carter 00:26, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
That's one thing I'd like to work on - that category could be radically expanded if we started including (and creating) more articles on utopian communities, philosophies and thinkers. Why is there no sub-category for Utopianists like Edward Bellamy or even occasional utopianists like Charles Dana or William Dean Howells, etc.? It seems to me that the Category: Utopias could easily be three times the current size if we just put some effort into it. I just wish I had the time. I'm going to do as much as I can, but I don't have world enough and time to do it all. Rabidwolfe 02:56, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Even if this were simply a project about the literary movement, it would be needed. Although "adopted" by "SF", utopian literature is a quite distinct literary form, and has significant relationships with political thought. It seems this is also intended to cover intentional communities, which are also in great need of attention. --Lquilter (talk) 16:11, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
Exactly. The idea is to expand the concept of Utopia on the Wiki, and intentional communities and other Utopian experiments/communes/etc. are definitely part of that. Glad to have you on board! Rabidwolfe (talk) 21:33, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

I'm an intellectual historian, focused largely on libertarian movements, but I come across utopian material all the time in otherwise obscure periodicals. I am gradually archiving much of that material on my own wiki, and would be happy to contribute to a project on Utopias as time allows. At the very least, I should be digging up more fodder for such a project. Libertatia (talk) 16:39, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Australian rock music

Description 
A WikiProject dedicated to improving the coverage of Australian rock music, encompassing Australian alternative, metal, punk and mainstream rock music. Also intent upon expanding Australian rock music artists who're not able to sustain a WikiProject themselves, such as Billy Thorpe, Icehouse, Noiseworks, Cold Chisel, Thirsty Merc and many others. Also within this would be the Australian sub-genres, rock-performance venues, rock tv-shows, festivals, the pages of the artists' works (albums, EPs, songs etc) and other major rock events in Australia. There's easily 10,000 existing and potential articles covered by the project and over time this number will expand also as artists further emerge. --lincalinca 01:11, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. lincalinca
  2. Dan Arndt
  3. Would fit somewhere between WP:AUSMUS and WP:FING, WP:HOUSE, etc. —
  4. Kaylin814
  5. H2O —  08:33, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
  6. Moorman1 (talk) 23:31, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
Comments
  • This seems to be too narrow a topic to be a full WikiProject. I think it would be better to have it as a task force division of WP:ROCK. Polarbear97 (talk) 22:43, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

What if you were to include radio, and television influences on the rock scene, such as tripple j, rage, and video hits, maybe that would broaden the parameters of the wikiproject. Moorman1 (talk) 23:30, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject ER

Description

This would be a WikiProject to maintain, improve, expand upon articles relating to the long running TV series, ER.

Interested Wikipedians
  1. Joshua John Lee
  2. awalrusdarkly
  3. Solo89 (I think we should try to partner up with ER Headquarters)
  4. Tom Banks
  5. Therequiembellishere (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 20:07, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Comments

Think this one might be too big for a task force so brought it here for discussion. Will try and rally support from common ER editors.

  • Even though it's long-running a task force should be sufficient. An article for the TV series; a list of episodes; a list of characters; a very few articles on individual episodes and individual characters that have received significant real-world coverage sufficient to justify separate articles. That is probably fewer than twenty articles altogether would be needed. Each article could be deep and rich rather than many, many separate small shallow articles like a database. --Lquilter (talk) 16:31, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
    • I agree - this still seems to me to be a project on a very finite number of articles. Phil Sandifer 23:36, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose, as Lquilter has noted, at best a task force under the Television project would suffice. The show is long running, but that alone doesn't make it notable enouhg to need more than a handleful of decent articles rather than a huge list of stubs that will end up on the AfD block. Collectonian (talk) 20:40, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Taskforce at Wikipedia:WikiProject Television/ER. - LA @ 08:10, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Should be a Task Force in WikiProject Television -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 18:32, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Godfather

Description=This wikiproject would be about Paramount Pictures, The Godfather. Please Support Us!
User:PAH Page
Interested user sign up here:

  1. -The Bold Guy- (talk) 17:53, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
  2. You have my vote, however set this up! I wish you the best of luck with it in I think it has a fair chance to actually work! Good luck setting up the project! -The Bold Guy- (talk) 17:53, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
  3. Go ahead mate, it will be benificial, if you have read the book, as I have, then it should be a doss, Thanks man. DangerTM (talk) 11:41, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Comments

  • There are, presumably, three articles here - one on each film. I'm not even sure a task force is needed for these, little yet a WikiProject. Surely the article talk pages would suffice. Phil Sandifer 23:38, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Mathematical and Computational Biology

Description 
A project to work on articles relating to the scientific fields of Computational Biology, Systems biology, Bioinformatics and a few others.

Currently, no such WikiProject seems to exist, although I believe it's quite an important subject, and some of the relevant pages need to be better organised and consolidated. Many of the pages about Bioinformatics are currently filed under Wikipedia:WikiProject Molecular and Cellular Biology.

I've created a draft WikiProject page in my home area.

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Hendrik Fuß 12:51, 16 November 2007 (UTC)
  2. Kayhack (talk) 02:03, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
  3. Dubitzky (talk) 17:33, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
  4. Pete St.John (talk) 17:14, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
  5. William P. Coleman (talk) 16:10, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
Comments
  • It would be particularly useful to have such a project to help clarify important and defining concepts for use as categories. --Lquilter (talk) 15:57, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
    • Agree. I have added a section Categories to the preliminary project page. If you have any specific examples (e.g. of articles) where categorisation is needed, please let me know or add to the To Do list. In the long run, such a list would be useful for a portal page. Hendrik Fuß (talk) 14:50, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
      • I'll definitely come in & play with categories. Don't know that I'll be able to do more. --Lquilter (talk) 04:07, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
  • The Universe is expanding, Science is expanding, there will be more Projects, this surely will be one of them. I'm not a biologist but on account of the interplay with genetic algorithms, which gets attention from biologists, I'll read some of your stuff for lay comprehensibility. Pete St.John (talk) 17:14, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Madonna (entertainer)

Description 
A project to ensure that the ever increasing sprawl of articles on Madonna are of a high quality, consistent, and more useful. Emphasis would be on clean up existing articles and checking new contributions to fit WP policies.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. JKW111 (talk) 13:30, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
Comments
  • If the scope of your project idea is very narrow (such as a TV show, music band, video game, etc), or your idea is a variation on a common theme, consider starting a task force of an existing project instead of a whole new WikiProject. Chris (talk) 06:19, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Task force could help clean up the existing articles and perhaps establish ways to weed out some of the less notable ones. Project doesn't seem necessary. --Lquilter (talk) 04:07, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Should be a Task Force in WikiProject Music -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 18:46, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes

Description
I've noticed that Mystery Science Theater 3000 has an episode list, but not pages on individual episodes—only brief details on the movies riffed. I think that the episodes themselves should have pages (and, judging by the discussion board for the episode list that several people agree. There are absolutely no details on the host segments on the episode list, and it would get rather cluttered if they were added. Not to mention that details on how each episode moves the plot along are not even mentioned on the episode list. Let's face it, it's not really fair to call it an "episode list". It should probably be moved to List of movies riffed on Mystery Science Theater 3000 or something.
Alas, that's not my point. If enough people are interested, I think that such a project might be useful. After all, the show ran for ten years—I'm going to need a bit of help!
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Wack'd Talk to me!Admire my handiwork! 03:08, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Comments
  • Be aware of WP:EPISODE. Not all TV episodes should have an article, just those that have significant real-world information. See also WP:FICT and WP:WAF. -- Ned Scott 04:05, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
  • I have read EPISODE, and it says nothing in there about the need for an article to include real-world information. I think that there is enough other info on other pages for MST3K to qualify for a 1-episode-per-page guide. --Wack'd Talk to me!Admire my handiwork! 15:02, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
I believe he was referring to the "What a Page Should Contain" section, which specifically indicates that an article should have information on, and I quote, "
  • How the episode was received by critics
  • Information on production and broadcasting of the episode
  • Real-world factors that have influenced the work or fictional element." If any given episode doesn't contain enough information on such content to merit a separate article, there is a very real chance that those episodes will have any articles on them deleted as failing to meet WP:NOTABILITY requirements. John Carter 16:36, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Oh. I must have missed that.
  • How the episode was received by critics--There is plenty of info on this...some episodes met critical aclaim amoungst fans, other episodes were critized because they felt whatever film didn't deserve the MST3K treatment...etc., ect., ect.
  • Information on production and broadcasting of the episode--Some episodes had higher budgets than others. Some episodes had to be pulled from reruns because of right's issues. Some episodes are lost or had been lost. The list goes on and on.
  • Real-world factors that have influenced the work or fictional element.--Each episode contained a movie that had been released into the real world at some point or another, and each film was not only featured in the episode but inspired most of the host segments.
Hope this takes care of all doubts. Tenk you veddy much. --Wack'd Talk to me!Admire my handiwork! 20:20, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

New Wikipedians

Description 
Helping new Wikipedians learn more about Wikipedia
Intrested Wikipedians
Comments
  • Ditto, but I envision something more than just welcoming; I envision something of welcoming and informally adopting users. Cuyler91093 (Contribs) 06:22, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Old Catholicism

Description 
To re-write in a participative and inclusive manner an article that is in need of attention by a wide range of knowledgable participants. The participants often have widely diverging opinions and standpoints
Interested Wikipedians
  1. Spiorad (talk) 17:42, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
Comments

Popular Science Books

Description 
A project for popular science books such as Cosmos, The Ancestor's Tale, The Fabric of the Cosmos, ect.
Interested Wikipedians
  1. Vital Forces
  2. Guybrush
Comments
  • This is an important area. Books published prior to Wikipedia are very poorly handled at present. Popular science books have a significant amount of attention and this project could be great. However, I'm concerned if there are not more participants, that it won't be a viable project. --Lquilter (talk) 16:09, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
Further thoughts: task force of WikiProject Books could be good. --Lquilter (talk) 04:11, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Quran Criticism

Description 
Islamic-related articles are to be discussed then edited for critical views we will use many texts (some of which can be found using books.google.com and also try to add references to Islamic-related articles

articles

Biblical narratives and the Qur'an
Criticism of Islam
Criticism of Muhammad
Criticism of the Qur'an
Islamic view of Ezra
Legends and the Qur'an

articles that need immediate criticism
Islamic view of Jesus
Islamic view of Virgin Mary
Surah 9
Surah 36
Surah 37
Surah 38

articles that also need criticism
Islamic view of Aaron
Imran (father of Mary)
Islamic view of Saul

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. --Java7837 (talk) 14:11, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
  2. John Carter (talk) 16:16, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
There is already a Biblical Criticism wikiproject so I do not see why this wikiproject should not be made. Also there is much criticism on the accuracy historically and scientifically of the Quran, Hadith, and other Islamic texts--Java7837 (talk) 14
11, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
This task force was created a while ago; it has been moved to Wikipedia:WikiProject Islam/Islam and Controversy task force. Yahel Guhan 22:20, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

I meant actually criticism of the Quran as too its supposed accuracy--Java7837 (talk) 22:38, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

I don't think I completely understand your proposal. I do not object to the idea, but like I said, it may be a little bit duplicate in terms of purpose. Yahel Guhan 02:38, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Academic usage of the term "criticism" -- which is what one would expect from an encyclopedia -- suggests concepts like literary criticism, basically, analysis. If the proposal is to gather together critiques of the Quran, then it should be so labeled. I am confused at this point what is intended. --Lquilter (talk) 14:08, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

I do not mean critiques such as it is barbaric I mean textual criticisms of the text--Java7837 (talk) 22:28, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

a taskforce within Wikiproject:Islam may be more appropriate. if (academic) literary criticism is the topic, then this is pretty much known as tafsir (exegesis). i think it would be a nice idea to have a Qur'an taskforce under Wikiproject Islam (as we already have a Hadith taskforce), and that would obviously include analysis, compilation, and a whole variety of topics. ITAQALLAH 18:23, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Suggest as possible task force, maybe including all content relating to the Quran, of Wikipedia:WikiProject Religious texts. John Carter (talk) 16:16, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Sealand

Description 
This WikiProject would be called WikiProject Sealand. Information on the Principality of Sealand has enough coverage on Wikipedia that it should have its own WikiProject. This WikiProject would improve Sealand articles, as not all the information on the Principality has been added to Wikipedia and the Principality of Sealand was once a featured article. This WikiProject could bring that article back to featured article status. I noticed Malta has its own WikiProject and is part of WikiProject European Microstates - I thought Sealand should have its own WikiProject.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Onecanadasquarebishopsgate
Comments

There has been confusion as to whether Sealand is a microstate or a micronation. There are sources supporting both microstate and micronation status, and the Principality of Sealand article is already part of WikiProject European Microstates and WikiProject Micronations. Because of this continuous confusion - I have thought of a solution:

  1. The first task: At Talk:Principality of Sealand#The first sentence the dispute over the Principality's status and how it affects NPOV is ongoing - but is almost finished, and the article will represent both views fairly. This dispute will become a guideline for all Sealand articles and for WikiProject Sealand.
  2. The second task is to create the WikiProject. This way there will be no disputes between those who support Sealandic micronation status and Sealandic microstate status because of the guideline.

Once the solution takes place, all Sealand articles will be NPOV and will represent both statuses. Onecanadasquarebishopsgate (talk) 14:25, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Assuming {{SealandNavigation}} is comprehensive and excluding redirects, Wikipedia has nine articles about Sealand, and I can't imagine that number growing significantly. This seems too narrow for a WikiProject. Pagrashtak 19:18, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
Any suggestions of anything similar to a WikiProject for Sealand? Onecanadasquarebishopsgate (talk) 19:32, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
Considering I see only nine extant articles in the Category:Sealand, I seriously question whether there is enough content to justify a separate project, or probably even task force. I believe that the Wikipedia:WikiProject Micronations already deals with all the articles in that category, I would think that simply taking advantage of the existing infrastructure of that project would probably be the best way to go, until and unless the amount of pages relative to the subject increases rather significantly.
Yet Sealand is also part of Wikipedia:WikiProject European Microstates, Sealand cannot rely just on WIkiProject Micronations - isn't there a seperate method, similar to that of a WikiProject, that can be created for Sealand articles? Onecanadasquarebishopsgate (talk) 21:53, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
You might want to tell the European Microstates project that, as I don't think that they have specifically included it in their scope yet. And there probably are ways to create a task force/work group, but it would probably require more than nine articles, which is all Sealand currently has, to justify introducing all the changes into the EM project and others required to make it a separate group. If you get the five interested participants to create a separate project/work group, though, that would justify creating a separate project. But it would probably need at least 5 participants for a subproject and 10 participants for a separate project. John Carter (talk) 22:22, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
Seriously, I don't think you need a WikiProject here at all, if your goal is to get an FA. Sad to say but most (by no means all) WikiProjects don't do a lot to create Featured content; rather they plaster templates everywhere, create a load of "rules", and then piss off! If it's a Featured Article you're after, you'd probably be best advised to hunt around for some expert writers and editors to help you, rather than micronation fans who will want to write in-universe and fill the articles with cheese. Also agree with the comment that this topic is too small to justify a WikiProject and is already in the scope of the Micronations project. Just my 2c. --kingboyk (talk) 13:24, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
I hate to say he's probably right about that above. I'm probably one of the worst "plasterers" out there, and you can see how many GAs and FAs I've created: The big goose egg (0). A few others, particularly bots, have been guilty of that sort of work too, although none come to mind right now. If you wanted to, though, you might be able to persuade the real writers at the Micronations project to try to help you with the article. I think many of them have said it is one of their most important articles, and they might be willing to work with you to help improve it, particularly as it's already one of their best articles and will probably be the easiest one to bring to GA or FA status. John Carter (talk) 21:09, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Deorphan

Description 
A project to address the incredibly large backlog of orphaned articles.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Davidovic 01:41, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
  2. Lex Kitten 01:48, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
  3. Cheers, Lights () 01:49, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
  4. Give those poor articles a home! Cheers,JetLover (Report a mistake) 02:05, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
  5. Count me in! Seraphim Whipp 10:48, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
  6. I'm all for this. I can help. Freenaulij 03:34, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
  7. futurebird 03:37, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
Comments
  • The deorphaning team is currently working on the backlog of orphaned articles. If this project is approved, it will take the place of the deorphaning team. Changing from an organisation to a WikiProject would allow for better classification of orphaned articles, guides on how to deorphan an article, better structure, and easier collaboration with other WikiProjects when needed. Davidovic 01:41, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
Hello, I am the creator of the team. I had originally called the "WikiProject De-Orphaning", but I had it in Category:Wikipedia Organizations. This was bought to my attention, and I re-named it. Also, there's the article rescue squadron, and I do not see why that should be a WikiProject. That is my opinion, at least. Cheers,JetLover (Report a mistake) 02:08, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Essex

Description 
A project for the county of Essex, England
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Chris 05:39, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
  2. Jake the Editor Man 10:40, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
  3. DBD 12:07, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
  4. Dixonsej (talk) 14:41, 6 January 2008 (UTC) Yeah why not. I live there after all
  5. Barnabypage (talk) 19:49, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
  6. Callumm (talk) 17:49, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
  7. Nhyty (talk) 10:13, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
  8. Skenmy(tcn) 17:32, 28 January 2008 (UTC) FOR THE HOMELAND!
  9. Dave Dubya 20:30, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
Comments

Maybe you could try Category:Wikipedians from Essex and also place notices e.g. at Wikipedia:WikiProject England. Simply south (talk) 19:41, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Again, aside from spamming everyone's proposals with your inane oppose tags, what do you base your opposition on? You've shown up and given absolutely no justification for most of your plastering. I suggest that your unlabeled taggings are simply bad faith. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 09:43, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Unionism

Description 
A project to develop the coverage of Unionism, particularly with reference to Unionist members of the Northern Ireland House of Commons, particularly Ministers and Prime Ministers. Biographies of actors are mostly missing pre 1985, and work needs to be done on the institutions and events that formed and sustained the movement.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
Comments

Why cut the scope down to biographies of UUP MPs 1922-72? Unionism in Ireland is much broader than that. --sony-youthpléigh 12:06, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Apologies, that is more a short term aim rather than the scope of the project.Traditional unionist 12:12, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Given the current dispute over Northern Irish politics, I wonder whether this is the best proposal, or whether a WikiProject on Northern Irish politics would be more productive? I'm aware that Unionism is broader than that, but Unionism in Northern Irish politics would presumably be a major focus of this project. Such a project might, potentially, help further discussion and a NPOV in this often controversial field. Please note that I'm not arguing against this proposal, just investigating an idea. Warofdreams talk 17:19, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

I disagree entirely. I think it would be very beneficial, remember the members don't need to be unionists! What's unhealthy is to raise these sort of issues before you've seen it in operation. Does the Irish Republicanism project cause trouble? Apparently not, so I hardly think this one would. --Counter-revolutionary 17:24, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
I'm specifically not saying that this project wouldn't be beneficial. I suspect that it probably would be. All I'm doing is offering a suggestion for an alternative or additional possibility. I think that this is the ideal time to raise the idea. If it gains no support, then fine, I'll happily support this proposal. Warofdreams talk 17:27, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
I think a project on NI politics in general really would be too broad. --Counter-revolutionary 17:32, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
I would support both proposals. They're not mutually exclusive and there's no reasons why we couldn't have both projects going simultaneously. Valenciano 21:32, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
I would be interested in this especially the 1922-1973 period, as I have added alot of info to existing bio's on members of the former NIHOC.--Padraig 21:57, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
Yes, an umbrella for the "two" camps, would be useful, I believe - exchange of information, people, energy, related drives, etc. - not to mention keeping the peace by ensuring that two opposing camps don't emerge. --sony-youthpléigh 10:49, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
Great, it seems there is some interest in both proposals. I'll put my name to this one, and unless someone else does it first, I'll put in a proposal for a Northern Irish politics WikiProject. Warofdreams talk 13:34, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
Warofdreams, I would support a Northern Ireland politics Wikiproject, but not a Northern Irish one, that is devisive, I would also support an Unionist or Irish Unionist wikiproject which I think would be beneficial to Wikipedia.--Padraig 20:17, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
You object to the word Irish? That is objecting to proper grammar!Traditional unionist 20:22, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
No I object to a Unionist campaign to protray the people of Northern Ireland as northern Irish as if they are a seperate nationality from the Irish population.--Padraig 21:50, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
Well alas that's not for you to say - indeed there is a lot of evidence to say that the Northern Irish identity is increasing above British and Irish amongst both communities. Regardless, this has enough support now doesn't it?Traditional unionist 12:36, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
But Wikipedia is not a soapbox to promote a political campaign, and the name of the project should reflect that.--Padraig 21:40, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
Quite so. Which is why it makes more sense to use the grammatically correct Northern Irish.Traditional unionist 22:00, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
The proposed Wikiproject would be for Northern Ireland Politics, why would you support a name that is devisive unless you intend to exclude editors that don't share a Unionist POV on Northern Ireland, wikiprojects are intended to help editors work together to further Wikipedia not cause division.--Padraig 22:07, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
The divisiveness of such a name is tenuous in the extreme. And thus far, you are the only pedant to have aired a negative view.Traditional unionist 22:09, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
One doesn't have to support unionism to help out with this project of course! --Counter-revolutionary 23:07, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
I have created a proposal at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals#Politics of Northern Ireland. Please have a look and comment; if you are interested in participating, please add your name! Warofdreams talk 19:37, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
Comment; I agree, this ought to be part of the Northern Ireland project.---G.T.N. (talk) 04:25, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Southeast Asian cinema

Description 
The Southeast Asian cinema task force is a proposed task force of WikiProject Films and WikiProject Southeast Asia for the purpose of gathering interested editors in the common purpose of improving Wikipedia coverage of the Southeast Asian cinema and raising the quality of already-existing articles.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk · contribs)
  2. --J.L.W.S. The Special One 15:23, 7 November 2007 (UTC) Such a task force would help fight systemic bias. I have written a GA on a Singaporean movie - I Not Stupid - and intend to write another, so I believe I can be an asset to the task force (and WikiProject). Perhaps you should also invite Goh wz, who has also written a GA on a Singaporean movie - Singapore Dreaming.
  3. Warlordjohncarter (talk · contribs) - not exactly my field but will help where and how I can
  4. Wisekwai (talk · contribs)
Comments

I had earlier wanted to propose a task force for the cinema of Thailand, but even as a task force, the scope was pretty narrow. By expanding it to cover Southeast Asia, it groups together several smaller industries. Additionally, several editors working on the films from one Southeast Asian country are also likely to be contributing to articles about films from other Southeast Asian countries.

A proposed task force page has been started here, where interested editors may also sign up. — WiseKwai 11:56, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Venus

Description 
A task force of WikiProject Astronomical objects, this task force would focus on improving articles related to the planet Venus, its exploration, the astronomers who studied it, and its geology.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Shrewpelt
  2. Dust Rider —Preceding comment was added at 18:57, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
  3. Auawise —Preceding comment was added at 09:03, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
Comments

This has quite a small scope. Too small to justify even a task force, I think--Phoenix-wiki (talk · contribs) 14:50, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

  • I counted 125 or so articles currently in the Category:Venus. If 80 is enough, 125 should be as well.
  • I agree, it has a very small scope. But if such a task force is established, I am interested in joining. Λua∫Wise (Operibus anteire) 09:01, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Revolutions of 1848

Description 
In 1848, liberal, nationalist, idealistic and republican revolutions swept across Europe. All the revolutions eventually failed, but nevertheless, the years of 1848-49 were a monumental turning point in the history of Europe, and their repercussions are being felt to this very day. I am terribly dismayed that Wikipedia's coverage of these revolutions is so poor and I appeal to all Wikipedians interested in the history of Europe to join in this project. Next year marks the 160th anniversary, and I for one would like to see our set of 1848 articles vastly improved by that time.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. K. Lásztocska 21:51, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
  2. Chris 09:03, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
  3. KissL 12:46, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
  4. Εξαίρετος (msg) 15:10, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
  5. István 20:02, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
  6. Harrypotter 08:46, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
  7. Lquilter (talk) 15:30, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
Comments
Very good idea, but it is not completely correct that these events didn't accomplish anything; Denmark got its constitution (and a war) as a result of them. Valentinian T / C 17:43, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Desperate Housewives

Description 
The project's goal is to improve the main article of Desperate Housewives, and to create new articles for the episode list and also to expand the characters articles.

It ios clear to see that most of the D.H pages have a large disorganization especially the character pages and the main page. The best thing is to organizane all these pages in a wikiproject and expand even more the D.H. pages.

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. cosmo.vnz 04:12, 06 August 2007 (UTC)
  2. Pjär80 08:31, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
  3. JpGrB
  4. Sfufan2005 01:21, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
  5. Cheater1908 00:06, 26 August 2007 (UTC)
  6. frao61
  7. --ANONYMOUSPUSSY 09:36, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
Comments
  • If the scope of your project idea is very narrow (such as a TV show, music band, video game, etc), or your idea is a variation on a common theme, consider starting a task force of an existing project instead of a whole new WikiProject. Chris 08:41, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
  • I am so in, I've watched this show since the beginning, and I'd love to be apart of this! JpGrB
  • I'd be interested since I've helped contribute in the past. Sfufan2005 01:21, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Count me in! But I might not be around so often because I've been having some computer problems. Sometimes my brother lets me use his computer, so I'll try to be online as often as I can. :-) Cheater1908 00:06, 26 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment - This appears to be much better done as a task force. Only a few articles (at most!) need be created: one for the show, a list of episodes, a list of characters and character descriptions. --Lquilter (talk) 15:58, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose, Completely unnecessary as a project, better suited as a task force as there should only be a few articles related to this single show. That doesn't require a full project. Collectonian (talk) 20:32, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Would the individuals above be interested in making the group a Task force/Work group of Wikipedia:WikiProject Television? John Carter (talk) 20:56, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose Does not warrant a WikiProject on its own; as above, better suited as a WP:TV task force. •97198 talk 12:11, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Taskforce at Wikipedia:WikiProject Television/Desperate Housewives. - LA @ 08:09, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Should be a Task Force in WikiProject Television --Absolon S. Kent (talk) 18:27, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Neutral - Don't want to vote no here, but why not fold this into Wikipedia:WikiProject Soap Operas? It is a primetime soap. -- Dougie WII (talk) 22:36, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Law & Order

Description
This project would focus on Law & Order and all of the spin-offs like: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Law & Order: Trial by Jury. Some areas of the Project would be: episode data and order, character information and updates, news and currents events, information about cast members, creating templates, organizing information, expanding articles, and creating a comprehensive and detailed guide to the Franchise in general on Wikipedia. Psdubow 23:32, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Psdubow
  2. Tha D-O-Z
  3. J.P. Casey
  4. Bernstein2291
  5. Saranghae honey (talk · contribs)
  6. Mukkakukaku (talk · contribs)
  7. Shapiros10 (talk · contribs)
Comments

If the scope of your project idea is very narrow (such as a TV show, music band, video game, etc) then you should start a task force of an existing project instead of starting a whole new WikiProject. Chris 20:13, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Maybe you are right. But, this is just to see if anyone would be interested in joining. Psdubow 20:21, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

I'm definitely interested in this. --DodgerOfZion 06:31, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Great! But, I'd like to wait for a few more people to be on-board before we create it though. Psdubow 15:47, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

I think this a good idea for a project. I'll be in! JpGrB 03:29, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Love this show. With many spin-off shows and numerous seasons, this project should be able to cover a great deal of articles. mirageinred 19:24, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

  • It seems to me like this should be a task force of WikiProject Television. --Lquilter (talk) 21:00, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Pop music

Description
A WikiProject for focusing on all forms of pop music (not to be confused with popular music). Within its scope would be mainstream and indie pop music; regional scenes such as J-pop, K-pop, and C-pop; and pop standards. I think a WikiProject would be quite helpful since the state of our pop articles is currently not that great, and many of the articles are incredibly listy without real information on the songs (see a recent example). ShadowHalo 23:01, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. ShadowHalo
  2. Underneath-it-All
  3. Ericorbit
  4. Acalamari
  5. Psdubow
  6. Amirai0110
Comments

This sounds like a nice idea, but I'm worried that the genre- and artist-specific music WikiProjects may be taking away from the centralised efforts at WP:WP MUSIC, WP:ALBUM and WP:SONG to improve Wikipedia's coverage of music. I do think that pop music articles tend to be poorer — often significantly so — than others, though. Extraordinary Machine 13:53, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

WP:MUSIC, WP:MUSICIAN, WP:ALBUM, and WP:SONG are already great resources for music articles. For this project, I was thinking along the lines of Wikipedia:WikiProject Alternative music, which seems to be a pretty effective collaboration. Obviously there's no point in duplicating the information at WP:ALBUM and WP:SONG. But it'd be good to have a more focused noticeboard of sorts. WP:MN isn't always very responsive to posts, so it would be good to have one tailored to some of the issues that pop music articles face. I've seen a lot of inflation of sales figures and chart positions; unsourced articles predicting next singles (at this point, nearly every song from The Sweet Escape has had an article); very, very listy articles with little information about the song itself; and POV, gushing prose that sounds like it comes from fansites. It seems like it'd be a good idea to have some users that could keep an eye on these things when they come up. 17Drew 19:54, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Star Wars video games

Description 
A task force of WP:VG, though this task force would definitely have some links with WP:STARWARS. The category bearing the same name as this proposed task force shows that there are plenty of articles which it would cover: well over eighty.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Una LagunaTalk 18:40, 28 October 2007 (UTC)
  2. EEMeltonIV 18:58, 28 October 2007 (UTC)
  3. Phoenix-wiki (talk · contribs) 14:43, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
  4. Polarbear97 01:00, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
  5. RC-0722 communicator/kills —Preceding comment was added at 19:58, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
  6. Blackngold29 (talk) 02:14, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
Comments

It looks like you can go qahead and create this now, it has enough interest--Phoenix-wiki (talk · contribs) 17:15, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

CJKV disambiguation pages

Description 
This project will work within the frameworks of Wikipedia:WikiProject Disambiguation to handle disambiguation involving CJKV charactersChinese characters used across 4 East Asian languages (and the criteria whether or not to disambiguate). Cooperation between the 4 relevant language projects WP:ZH, WP:JA, WP:KO, and WP:VIET will be essential. It must be noted that Wikipedia:Naming conventions (use English) discourages Chinese characters in article titles, so CJKV disambiguation should be done as a last resort, whenever a simple redirect will not work. Example cases where CJKV disambiguation may (or may not) be necessary are listed at: User:Endroit/Chinese characters. and 財閥 are good examples where disambiguation are necessary.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Endroit (talk) 16:45, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
  2. JHunterJ (talk) 23:08, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
  3. Badagnani (talk) 16:35, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
  4. ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 01:45, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
  5. Visviva (talk) 03:36, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
  6. Kusunose (talk) 14:50, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
  7. Paularblaster (talk) 20:59, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
  8. Hong Qi Gong (Talk - Contribs) 07:24, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
Comments
  • May be better as a dab task force. -- JHunterJ (talk) 23:08, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
    • I agree that this should be a task force under Wikipedia:WikiProject Disambiguation as well. Having one specific parent project will make it the most manageable.--Endroit (talk) 14:40, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
      • I think it would be fine as a joint taskforce of all five related projects. This may be a first for a taskforce if it is set up as a joint of all five. ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 01:46, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
        • Sure, I'll support that. I think it will be exciting to have a joint CJKV taskforce, with WP:WPDAB as the main parent, as this will be a first ever CJKV collaboration in Wikipedia! In the spirit of Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Guide/Task forces, it will be essential to have WP:WPDAB as the main parent for this project (this reduces bureaucratic work for us). I appreciate your support, Nihonjoe, and your position as a leader in WP:JA will help expedite our collaborative effort.--Endroit (talk) 17:33, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
          • Is it something more than normalization and Variation Selector (U+FE00-FE0F, U+E0100 - U+E01EF) in Unicode? --NakanoHito (talk) 15:13, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
            I'm not sure I understand the question, but the proposal is nothing more than coverage of disambiguation pages like 財閥 where the same non-Latin-alphabet CKJV word corresponds multiple articles with unrelated Latin-alphabet titles. -- JHunterJ (talk) 16:38, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
            We didn't intend to cover the technical aspects of Unicode normalization, unless we have good reason to. For our purposes, there are 3 sets of Chinese characters we will cover (that I know of): Traditional Chinese (the universal roots, and includes Kyūjitai, Hanja, and Hán tự), Simplified Chinese (used in the PRC), and Shinjitai (Kanji, used in Japan). And these can be easily mapped to each other by looking up Wiktionary here.--Endroit (talk) 17:01, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
            I see. Just like KATAKANA disambiguation of Japanese articles for Cambria and Cumbria (or any common l and r; it may be necessary when you have articles undr KANA titles). A guy refered to this project in relevance to a character-glyph issue at Japanese Wikipedia (not WP:JA), so I misunderstood. Thanks for clarification.--NakanoHito (talk) 17:19, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Please email me if this project develops, as my involvement is very intermittent currently but I would like to participate in this. I favor the 5-way task force idea, but am not particular. -- Visviva (talk) 03:36, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
  • If this is going to be implemented, I feel it should be discussed/added to the guideline at WP:DAB as soon as possible to see whether or not there is a consensus that such pages should exist, and if there is, to have a guideline to refer to when people object to them. Dekimasuよ! 14:47, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
  • I was thinking, is a WikiProject really appropriate for this? Maybe proposing a guideline for CJKV disambiguation would be better. Firstly, the scope of this WikiProject would be very limited. Secondly, editors are really under no obligation to adhere to the decisions of any one WikiProject - an official guideline, on the other hand, will actually have a degree of enforceability. Hong Qi Gong (Talk - Contribs) 06:43, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
  • I just proposed new guidelines at Wikipedia talk:Disambiguation#New guidelines for CJKV disambiguation pages. Please discuss there. (A task force may also eventually be created; but I believe we need more support from the primarily Chinese-article editors first.) Thank you all for your support.--Endroit (talk) 20:56, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Feminism

Description 
A WikiProject for creating, maintaining and improving articles related to feminism and biographies of important feminists. Although there are WikiProjects that vaguely encompass this subject such as Wikipedia:WikiProject Gender Studies and Wikipedia:WikiProject LGBT studies, they don't specifically focus on the subject area. Wikipedia would benefit from sustained effort in this area. This listing is to find out how much interest there is to support such a WikiProject. Addendum: It should go without saying but this WikiProject is not to promote feminism or add feminist bias to articles but to provide neutral point of view additions and reliable sources. It should go without saying but obviously it does need to be said or someone is bound to misinterpret this effort as a form of proselytizing.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Pigman 03:55, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
  2. Alison 19:16, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
  3. Lquilter (talk) 23:31, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
  4. Phyesalis Phyesalis (talk) 05:18, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
  5. user:1bookfan
  6. Grrrlriot (talk) 03:12, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
  7. DBD 12:08, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
Comments
  • Comment - Certainly there's a significant distinction b/w feminism & gender studies. However, this project is likely to face significant editor harassment and will need to be built out of NPOV steel. )-8 Lquilter (talk) 23:31, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Sigh. Yes, I know. I wonder if there is any way around it beyond your suggestion for "NPOV steel" (which I like). Like any corner of Wikipedia, if such a project sets up a strong set of principles from the outset, emphasizing NPOV, reliable sources, etc., I think it will help remind project members to set the right Wikipedian priorities. Still, I do feel somewhat daunted by the undoubted uphill slog for this project and members. Pigman 06:20, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Explicit as possible, I guess. Address up-front that the project will attract people who have strong opinions (pro or con) on feminism, but that we assume personal views will be subordinated to NPOV (or something). List topics envisioned -- feminism and anti-feminism, because whenever there is an effort to write about a political issue, the anti's always want to be sure there is "balance" -- which is of course what we should strive toward, but all too often (in my experience) anti's want to insert original research, opinions, and overbalance articles with criticism. Building out templates for articles with good examples about how to incorporate criticism into the article, and citing policies, will be helpful. I wish I had brilliant ideas about how to get people who feel hostile towards an idea to work cooperatively on articles about that idea. --Lquilter (talk) 19:53, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Would this project have anything to do with the creation of things like the feminist section of the Hamlet article? Wrad (talk) 20:04, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
I'm actually unclear about what you're asking Wrad? I take it you know that Feminist literary criticism is a very well established academic discipline and that the feminist interpretation of Hamlet is widely taught, just like the Psychoanalytic interpretation is?--Cailil talk 02:58, 4 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment - I'm up for it. Phyesalis (talk) 05:18, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment I have to make a fairly wide disclaimer here since I am probably one of the more active members of WP:GS but I need to ask what would the proposed project cover that WP:GS, WP:LGBT, WP:WPDISC and the Sociology WikiProject (even if it is a little inactive), doesn't already? Why not try and work within the current projects (all of which have significant memberships)?
    If you do go ahead Lquilter is right it will attract trolling just like WP:GS and WP:LGBT do. All in all I think WP:GS and WP:LGBT already cover feminism - but I'm open to being convinced of the need of another project--Cailil talk 02:52, 4 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment - I support this project and I'm up for it, but I think a task force might be better. Perhaps it could be a subproject or task force of another WikiProject? If you want more information or if you think you would be interested in participating, Take a look here: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Gender_Studies#Subcategory.2FTask_Force_of_Feminism or stop by my talk page and let me know. Thanks! --Grrrlriot (talk) 02:50, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment - You can now join: Wikipedia:WikiProject Gender Studies/Feminism Task Force. Anybody interested in the WikiProject Feminism should join the force. --Grrrlriot (talk) 20:10, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Wikiproject Ag-Ed

Description 
Created form the proposed Wikiproject FFA. It is basicaly the same proposal but has been adapted to include other organizations like 4-H, National Junior Horticultural Association, ect.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. --IwilledituHi :) 22:34, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
Comments

I agree with Doug's thoughts and with what I stated at the FFA discussion. This should exist as a taskforce within the Agriculture Wikiproject but not a wholly separate project. Metros (talk) 22:53, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Australian theatre

Description 
A sub-project of WikiProject Theater, dedicated to adding information to Wikipedia about theatre in Australia, a topic which is currently very poorly represented. This would include everything from theatre companies, venues, awards and other bodies to significant playwrights, actors and directors and expansion of the few articles that currently exist. This would also include significant information on independent theatre in Australia, a major part of the Australian theatre scene.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Guybrush
Comments

Aviculture

Description 
A project to coordinate pages on the aviculture.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. User:Snowmanradio
  2. User:Chet Womach
  3. [your name here]
  4. [your name here]
  5. [your name here]
Comments

Aquatic Inverts

User:Jourdy288/Wikiproject Aquatic Inverts I thought I might be able to make this project and lift it off the ground. It is to organize info on aquatic inverts, fix up articles, stubs, etc. Anyone agree?Jourdy288 (talk) 00:45, 18 January 2008 (UTC) Further: By aquatic inverts, I mean invertebrates.

Comments

It might help if you defined "aquatic" in this sense. Some animals might live in the water but not necessarily belong to a group of animals generally thought of as "aquatic". Would such animals be included or not? Or, alternately, if you could specificy which groups of animals you are particularly thinking of, that might help immensely as well. John Carter (talk) 22:31, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

It might also be helpful to outline how this project would differ from WikiProject Marine life or why it should not be a Task Force in WikiProject Oceans. Absolon S. Kent (talk) 13:12, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Battlefield (videogame)

Description 
This Wikiproject will be able to better give information on the various Battlefield (series) games. These include: Battlefield 2142, Battlefield 2, Battlefield 1942, ect. Hopefully some will be able to contribute to this. Battlefield games are unique in that which they incorporate infantry, vehicular, aeiral, and naval warfare all together. Those with questions please stop by my talk page. Thanks! PwnerELITE (talk)
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. PwnerELITE
  2. [Your name here]
  3. [Your name here]
  4. [Your name here]
  5. [Your name here]
Comments

If the scope of your project idea is very narrow (such as a TV show, music band, video game, etc), or your idea is a variation on a common theme, consider starting a task force of an existing project instead of a whole new WikiProject. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 06:58, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Brazilian Carnival

Description 
The purpose of this project will be to expand, create, or improve articles related to Brazilian Carnival. It will include samba schools, famous sambistas (such as Dudu Nobre), and all other articles related to Brazilian Carnival. One useful place to check articles related to Brazilian Carnival will be the following category: Category:Brazilian Carnival.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. --Nadir D Steinmetz
Comments

Bus transport in the UK

Description 
To complete the picture, there are roads, railways trams but hardly anything on Buses.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Simply south (talk · contribs) Not likely huge contributor but interested in trhis
Comments

You could consider injecting some life into Wikipedia:WikiProject buses as well. Foxhill (talk) 18:55, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

The Chaser

Description 

This WikiProject would focus on the popular Australin comedian team The Chaser, all of it's members, productions etc... It would want to improve the low standard of Chaser articles.

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1.  SpecialWindler talk  23:31, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
Comments

CCE : Commission for Collaborative Editing

Description 

As editors, it is our obligation to safeguard the integrity of this encyclopedia at all times. This is a difficult task, especially when an article needs a complete overhaul, or if it is so obscure that consensus cannot be obtained expediently. Every contribution has to conform to WP:NPOV, WP:V, WP:OR, WP:CON, WP:BLP. The CCE intends to eventually provide a network of On-Call editors to review major edits, and ensure they conform to these policies.

CCE editor services may be engaged in any of the following situations:

  • When an editor intends to make an extensive good-faith contribution to an article, and wants their contribution peer-reviewed to point out mistakes, and editorial concerns.
  • As an alternative to reverting, when a single editor has concerns over a major edit that has already been made.
  • When a single editor is making multiple edits without discussion
  • When a significant issue has been raised in discussion.

Main Governing Principle:

WE ARE NOT THE OTHER PARENT

CCE services only apply to cases of limited discussion (three or less editors involved in active discussion)

CCE will not interfere with existing consensus

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. BETA
Comments

Great Idea, say can you look at talk:coral calcium discussion about unreliable sources? I think it might be a significant issue. 68.107.42.85 (talk) 20:20, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

CNC machines

Description 
A project that will cover the pages related to small computer controlled industrial machines upto big ones, about the companies and other pages related to it.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Devaes (talk)
Comments
The main page where we should start from is the CNC article, search for related articles and so on. Devaes (talk) 12:27, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
Would you be willing to expand your coverage into CAD and CAM as well? If so, then this looks viable if you get the interest, otherwise it doesn't justify a full project on its own. Here's the relevant category. Including all subcategories there are several hundred pages it seems. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:CNC%2C_CAD%2C_and_CAM I'm not interested in joining by the way, not something I'm into at all, but thought I'd offer advice all the same ;)Caissa's DeathAngel (talk) 12:59, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for your response. CAD-CAM focuses on the software, while this project would focus on the machines and the companies making them. There is no full coverage because most projects seem to be split up into woodworking, metalworking, ect .. while it basically is the same machine or the same supplier, just a different application. I'm thinking about creating or expanding articles about, but not limited to for example SCM (scmgroup.com), Microstep (microstep.com), messer (messer-cs.de), esab (esab.com) but also general articles about plasma cutting, woodcutting, milling, ... articles about the suppliers (hypertherm, kjellberg, rea-jet, rexroth, ...), applications focused on a specific industry (shipbuilding, window making, construction, ...). There are bits and pieces all over the place, but at the moment there are very few people working on it and it ain't orgenised in any way, there is no real structure, no real strategy behind it. Also a lot of these articles should be expanded or are just missing Devaes (talk) 07:52, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Croquet

Description 
This project aims to improve and increase articles about croquet on Wikipedia. There is a shocking lack of articles on the subject, and there is not currently a Croquet Wikiproject. This would incorporate player biographies, competitions, and history.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Thomas Dowd
Comments

Darren Shan

Description 
This project aims to improve articles about Darren Shan, his books and the characters and concepts in said books. I think there is great potential for this, and I for one would greatly appreciate a reliable base of Darren Shan info. It would include Darren Shan, the Saga of Darren Shan, The Demonata, the City Trilogy and the short stories he has written for various sources.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. [your name here]
Comments

This project suggested by Makatota 21:04, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Colonial Coast

Description 
A project that will cover all pages related to southeast Georgia and the Colonial Coast region, which has a population of 559,597. Counties covered would stretch from Chatham to Camden, and westward to Clinch. The city of Savannah would be the main focus, along with the cities of Brunswick, St. Marys, Darien, and Waycross. Its parent WikiProjects would be WikiProject Cities, WikiProject U.S. cities, and WikiProject Georgia.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Jaxfl (talk)
  2. Bubba73 (talk) I live in the area and I've done some work on McIntosh and Glynn counties, and places and things within them.
Comments
  • The Savannah area is in need of an organized WikiProject. With the expansion of project coverage throughout the entire Colonial Coast, other major cities, most notably the port city of Brunswick, and others including Darien, St. Simons, Waycross, and St. Marys, will benefit. Jaxfl (talk) 00:31, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Considering that the extant Georgia project would be able to provide assessments through its existing banner for this project, and that doing so would reduce the amount of banner clutter on many pages, I think that this group might be most effective as a subproject of the Georgia project. John Carter (talk) 21:32, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Concur with John Carter, this would definately be a great candidate for a regional workgroup or task force in WikiProject Georgia. The Wikiproject's template could simply be motified to include a line identifying the topics articles. On a seperate note, you may want to review the proposed title. There was a heated debate a while back regarding the name of the area ("Coastal Empire", "Creative Coast", etc.) on the Savannah, Georgia article. Absolon S. Kent (talk) 11:24, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Deep Sea

Description 
A project to write and improve more articles on topics related to deep sea (i.e. environment, creatures).
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Hackfish 19:45 14 December 2007 (EST)
Comments

For a related extant project please see #Oceans below. John Carter (talk) 17:57, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Diseases and cures

Description 
[Will help contribute to diseases and cures]
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Trulystand700
Comments
I think this project would help with Diseases and cures because there is none in the dieseases and cures section.
Isn't that quite similar to Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine
Agree with above. It is very similar to WikiProject Medicine. Basketball110 21:50, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Duke University

Description 
A WikiProject to standardize and improve all articles related to Duke University. The project page would provide a central forum to outline specific important tasks, collect article/photo requests, and improve to GA or FA articles that are essential/pivotal to Duke, while deciding on mergers or deletions for unencylopedic and trivial stubs. While every one of these actions can and are carried out on the individual pages, a Duke WikiProject would, IMO, streamline the whole maintenance/editing/writing process and facilitate greater cooperation and input.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. malachirality (talk · contribs)
  2. PeterStJohn (talk · contribs)
  3. Basketball110 21:51, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
Comments

Emergency Medical System

Description 
Maintain, improve, and expand articles relating to emergency medical systems and prehospital care.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. JPINFV
Comments

Would be interested in an offer as a Wiki:Medicine task force as well.

Wikiproject FFA

Changed to Wikiproject Ag-ed

Description 
Wikiproject FFA would help with the creations of agricultural schools wikipages, Watch over the FFA wikipage, and basicly anything todo with FFA. I have created a subpage from my userpage for wikiproject FFA Propsal
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. --Iwilleditu (talk) 20:04, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
Comments
  • What exactly would be an example of an "agricultural school wikipage"? Metros (talk) 20:15, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
    • Most High Schools have wikipages but American Agricultural schools wikipages are in Short Supply. Infact i couldnt find any. --Iwilleditu (talk) 20:27, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
      • What would an example of such a school be? Metros (talk) 20:45, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
        • [www.Agtech.org] Essex Aggie
        • [www.norfolkaggie.org] Norfolk Aggie
        • [www.bristolaggie.mec.edu] Bristol Aggie
        • They all tend to have Aggie in the name. --Iwilleditu (talk) 20:55, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I don't think that this Wikiproject is needed. FFA is one organization and that's it. I don't see the connection of why this project would create articles on agricultural schools. Agricultural schools don't necessarily need an FFA. Perhaps there can be a taskforce within the Agriculture Wikiproject which deals specifically with agricultural education (which FFA and these schools would fall under). Metros (talk) 21:21, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
    • What if the proposal would be change to for Wikiproject Agricultural eduaction? --Iwilleditu (talk) 21:28, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
  • As a task force, sure. As a WikiProject, way too narrow. If it ever got to have five to ten active participants you could always talk about spinning it off into a stand alone project (there really isn't much difference in practice other than this would be Wikipedia:WikiProject Agriculture/Education task force or some such thing.--Doug.(talk contribs) 22:31, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
Comments on if it should be changed to wikiproject Ag-Ed (Agricultural Education.)

WikiProject Tuner Cars

This WikiProject would focus on creating and editing tuner car pages. The main focus would be on the stats sections, as well as creating articles for the various aftermarket companies that provide parts for these magnificent cars.

Interested users

Comments

World Map

Description 
I was hoping that someone will creat a moving world map that show the movement of the world shaping. From borders to earth movements, this map will be move year by year. Much like the map from Image:Mongol Empire map.gif. Please create this project because i am really interested to see how the world shaped.
Interested Wikipedians (Add Your Name If Interested)User:Kain1218/Wikiproject World Map —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kain1218 (talkcontribs) 14:43, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
Comments

WikiProject for the resolution of Japanese Culture Pages

We would create or edit articles that would souly correct and make articles based around Japan easier to read. Akira-otomo (talk) 18:20, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

That exists already under WikiProject Japan. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 07:33, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

United Kingdom Supermarkets and Retailers

Description 
A project to develop the coverage and history of Supermarkets and Retailers founded and operating in the United Kingdom, a subject where there is no group, but there is reason to have one. The group would also write and document the history of the founders of companies listed. Once developed, the group could spawn other wikiprojects based on the same subject, however about other countries, such as "United States Supermarkets and Retailers", "Australia Supermarkets and Retailers"
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Hencetalk
  2. Police,Mad,Jack
Comments

If this were to go ahead, i think there would need to be a greater project on this, perhaps one on supermarkets etc across the world. Convenience store, Minimarkets, Hypermarkets all fall in as well. Simply south (talk) 22:54, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

The user who came up with this project has been indef blocked. Joshuarooney2008 (talk) 16:19, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Proposal should still be discussed -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 19:18, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Sub-Roman Britain

Description
This project encompasses the history of Britain just before the Romans left until the Anglo-Saxons, Scots, and Danes conquered the formerly British lands. It will cover the Brythons, Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Picts, and Scots. This will cover each of the kingdoms that emerged in this time period and the people who lived in this time. It will also cover the time of Arthur.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. -G.T.N. (talk) 01:08, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
Comments
Comment: This is much more specific and pre-UK. There are also countries (such as Poland, India, and Bangladesh) which have their own wikiproject. So, based on past wikiprojects, I see no reason to add it to those. ---G.T.N. (talk) 21:05, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Harvest Moon

Description 
It would be to improve articles in the Harvest Moon Video game series, full list here: template: Harvest Moon series. I noticed there isn't a Wikiproject for it, and although if it is created I may or may not join, the series is big and most articles could use improvement, so I'm suggesting it.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
Comments

If the scope of your project idea is very narrow (such as a TV show, music band, video game, etc), or your idea is a variation on a common theme, consider starting a task force of an existing project instead of a whole new WikiProject. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 01:20, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Maroon 5

' Description

Popular pop group. Dedicated to improving articles on songs, albums, members.
Interested Wikipedians
  1. Shapiros10WuzHere 00:14, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
Comments

Software

Description Wikiproject which seeks to provide free and copyleft softwares for all to use. Any computer literate software authors can join and contribute. 219.74.10.137 (talk) 14:14, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Interested Wikipedians: Please vote.

Comments

  • I don't understand the scope of this project. The project is for wikipedians to develop software. Is the software related to wikipedia? --Lquilter (talk) 15:32, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Should be a Task Force in WikiProject Computing -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 19:10, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Microscopy

Description 
A project to expand and improve coverage of all content related to microscopes and microscopy, including optical, electron, and other forms of microscopy. Microtechnique, staining, fixation, and other aspects of sample preparation, as well as microscopy applications, are also within the scope of this project.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Peter G Werner (talk)
Comments

Coverage of microscopy topics on Wikipedia is now highly incomplete and existing articles tend to be underdeveloped, hence I think there is a need for this project. Microscopy topics have so far been treated under the scope of WikiProject Microbiology, however, the applications of microscopy go far beyond microbiology, and use of microscopes is central to many other biological and non-biological sciences. And, of course, the optics underlying microscopy are essentially a branch of applied physics. Peter G Werner (talk) 22:25, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Oppose: Should be a Task Force in WikiProject Science -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 14:34, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Not sure: This Microscopy Society of America link might give a sense of the growing relevance of microscopy and microscopy education across disciplines. It's a technique-intensive area of great visual impact as well as practical relevance, and we can expect the content on Wikipedia to broaden and improve regardless. It sounds like task forces and projects differ primarily in the administrative overhead involved. Experts may have limited time to help with that, although the need in either case is likely to develop and be filled in the long run. Thermochap (talk) 15:49, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment: I could go either way as per it being a whole WikiProject versus a WP Science Task Force. Still, I was hoping an important branch of applied science like this would have generated more interest. Peter G Werner (talk) 00:05, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Internet Relay Chat

Description 
Currently, Wikipedia has very poor coverage of IRC-related topics - for an example of this, take a look at the article about QuakeNet - which, despite QN being the largest IRC network, is a stub. The project would aim at improving and expanding articles related to the IRC protocol, IRC clients, IRC networks/servers and IRC culture. --Aqwis (talkcontributions) 00:25, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. --Aqwis (talkcontributions) 00:25, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
Comments

Radiohead

Description 
There are already WikiProjects for My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, Chili Peppers, Flaming Lips, Powderfinger, and heaps more. WikiProject Radiohead would clean up existing articles involving the band, as well as create articles that don't yet exist.

Yes, I know the 'if the scope of your project is very narrow' business, but WikiProject Alternative Music already has many different descendant WikiProjects.

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Ka5hmir
Comments
  • Strong Oppose - Should be a Task Force in WikiProject Music or one if the many subprojects. -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 14:43, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Absolon. I've told the nominator we can just set up a task force at WP:ALM, just like we've done for Nirvana and the Pixies. I'd prefer band taskforces over new band WikiProjects, since they are really unnecessary unless the band is of Beatles/like purportions, and activity can be low to nonexistant. WesleyDodds (talk) 06:08, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment - Agree with the above. Several projects of the type mentioned above are now listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Inactive projects and are likely to merged into one of the other projects shortly. It would be easiest to start it as a task force as above, and then, if the project gets up enough interest, maybe to separate it out later. John Carter (talk) 17:38, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Indian Highways

Description 
India has second largest network of roads in the world and there are a large number of random pages describing them on Wikipedia. So. it would be nice to start a project and put together the information about Indian Highways in a more organised way.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Manik (talk) 21:11, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
Comments
  • This should be a task force of Wikipedia:WikiProject Highways, shouldn't it? (Come to think of it, why on earth are all those individual areas individual WikiProjects?) --Lquilter (talk) 16:13, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Jimi Hendrix

Description 
This project seeks to improve upon the current Jimi Hendrix information available, in a few specific ways:

1. Get the page up to featured article status (has been rejected before) 2. Expand the information on the non-musical cultural impact of Hendrix 3. Incorporate more knowledge on the vast catalogue of Hendrix's unreleased works.

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. SunilSuri
  2. Fitz8794
  3. Zack Price
  4. ReignMan22
  5. Izzy007
  6. C_Rossman (FYI - great book on unreleased works called "Black Gold")
Comments

History and study of precolumbian and colonization era Americas

Description 
This is a project to organize, expand and create articles refering to things like: Precolumbian history and tribes, colonization period, battles and wars that took place, treaties, events, language, etc.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Maxipuchi
Comments

Latrobe Valley

Description 
This project would aim to give the Latrobe Valley better coverage on wikipedia. It would cover articles about towns in the aread Moe, Victoria, Morwell, Victoria Traralgon, Victoria Yallourn North, Victoria the latrobe valley article, and many others related to the latrobe valley. I feel that with a project related to the Latrobe Valley, wikipedians will be able to gain a greater understanding about the valley.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. ClEeFy
  2. celebraces
Comments

Isle of Wight

Description 
There is so much to talk about regarding the Isle of Wight. I believe that if the county of Berkshire can have its own WikiProject, then the Isle of Wight deserves to have one too. If an editor believes that the Isle of Wight should not have its own WikiProject because the Isle of Wight should be managed under the direction of the UK WikiProject, then I refer you to the fact that many UK counties, like Berkshire, have their own WikiProjects. Relevant articles include, but are not limited to, the Isle of Wight, History of the Isle of Wight, Ventnor, Bonchurch, Battle of Bonchurch, Sandown, Cowes and the French invasion of the Isle of Wight (1545).
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. EasyPeasy21 (talk) 19:59, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
Comments

Soul Calibur

Description=This project would be about all of the Soul Calibur games

PAH Page

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
Comments

Obviously we would want to add linksto all the other games, and manufactorers, on each page, so instead of this being one page, it would an interlaced series of pages. Obviously, ensure that all references are cited and accurate (but you probably are quite knowledgable in the Soul Calibur games, based upon your interest). Otherwise, I personally approve if that project. "--**macph***-- {{subst:dated adoptme}} (talk) 23:28, 20 January 2008 (UTC)"

If the scope of your project idea is very narrow (such as a TV show, music band, video game, etc), or your idea is a variation on a common theme, consider starting a task force of an existing project instead of a whole new WikiProject. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 07:31, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Great Christian Writers of the Twentieth Century

Description 
This project would maintain and add to articles relating to Christian writers of the 1900s, including men like C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Amenhotep XV
Comments —Preceding unsigned comment added by Amenhotep XV (talkcontribs) 17:51, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
  • An extraordinarily narrow focus; and encourages POV edits of Tolkien. His writing was informed by his Catholicism, but also by his scholarship. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 18:58, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
  • The name would have to be changed, as "Great" is clearly POV, and the scope would have to be more explicitly defined for this to have any chance of being successful. Questions include whether non-fiction writers, like say Billy Graham, Leo Buscaglia, and Tim LaHaye would also be included, the precise definition of writers of the 20th century for these purposes, and possibly other currently ambiguous matters as well. John Carter (talk) 19:10, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Word of advice, you might want to make this a task force instead of a wikiproject. RC-0722 communicator/kills 19:13, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

An interesting idea - would it be more appropriate to call this "great Christian thinkers" to include theologians such as Karl Barth, Paul Tillich, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Hans Kung, Karl Rahner or Wolfhart Pannenberg and Bible scholars such as Albert Schweitzer and Rudolf Bultmann though? ACEOREVIVED (talk) 21:45, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Marshall County, Alabama

description
a project, probably working with Wikipedia:Wikiproject Alabama thats main objective is working to create, expand, and improve articles related to Marshall County, Alabama.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. user:1bookfan

Comments

  • Please justify the amount of articles on Wikipedia currently related to Marshall County in order for this WikiProject to be worth establishing. Thanks. - Jameson L. Tai talkcontribs 10:06, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Absolutely not worth a project, too narrow in scope. Chris (クリス) (talk) 04:46, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Task force of Alabama is plenty sufficient. --Lquilter (talk) 04:08, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Should be a Task Force in WikiProject Alabama -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 18:47, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

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Record labels

Description 
This WikiProject would help clean up, create, and organize articles about record labels. There are currently many articles that need to be cleaned up/created.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Izzy007
  2. Michig
  3. RatedR —Preceding comment was added at 21:59, 31 January 2008 (UTC)
Comments
  • I think this would be useful for agreeing notability criteria for record labels, and suggested article content.--Michig (talk) 11:53, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Should be a Task Force in WikiProject Albums -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 19:01, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Pirates CSG & PocketModels

Description 
Work on Pirates of the Spanish Main and Pirates of the Cursed Seas. This includes the pages for "Pirates of the Caribbean PocketModels", "Pirates of the Spanish Main", and "Pirates CSG Online" . page could use some work too, but it is mostly good. Pictures, references, and information are definitely lacking.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. SpeedyReturn
Comments

If the scope of your project idea is very narrow (such as a TV show, music band, video game, etc), or your idea is a variation on a common theme, consider starting a task force of an existing project instead of a whole new WikiProject. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 07:25, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Micronutrients (or pick a more appropriate title)

Description 

This project would act to standardize articles on micronutrients (i.e., vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phytochemicals, hormones, enzymes, etc.). This category contains material that is applicable to many existing projects. Reading through the existing articles on vitamins and minerals, it is obvious that they were all created in an uncoordinated manner. For example, the article on vitamin D contains a subsection on deficiency. However, the article on magnesium does not contain a subsection on deficiency, though it does refer to a separate article on magensium deficiency in plants, which, in turn refers the surfer to a separate article on magnesium deficiency in humans.

I suggest that multiple parent projects (identified below) support this project by reworking existing articles into single articles on each micronutrient, and by collaborating on new articles, as necessary. The proposed sections for each article are:

  • Lead In (template to be developed by the Chemistry Project, or assigned to Chemicals and Elements daughter projects) – to include chemical makeup of a micronutrient
  • Sources - where it is available or how it is produced in nature; subsections would be:
    • Plant sources (which can be further broken down into subsections that support the Horticulture and Gardening Project, the Plants Project, or a yet-to-be-established Agronomy Project)
    • Animal sources (which can be further broken down into subsections that support the Fishes Project, the Mammals Project, etc., or a yet-to-be-established Animal Husbandry Project)
    • Mineral sources (template to be developed by the Rocks and Minerals Project or assigned to a daughter project)
    • Natural supplements (template to be developed by the Alternative Medicine Project or assigned to a daughter project)
    • For substances that are not produced or available outside of the body, the Sources section would simply refer to the Biochemistry section of the article
  • Pharmaceuticals (template to be developed by the Pharmacology Project or assigned to a daughter project) – this would describe pharmaceuticals that provide the micronutrient
  • Biochemistry (template to be developed by the Molecular and Cellular Biology Project or assigned to a daughter project) – to include homeostasis and metabolism
  • Medicine (template to be developed by the Medicine Project or assigned to a daughter project) – to include a list of medical conditions associated with the micronutrient
  • Assuming I have not captured all of the available information, additional sections could be identified and added to the standard template.

A major effort would need to be put forward to remove conflicts between these micronutrient articles and existing articles in the other projects. Many existing medical condition articles describe the micronutrient before getting into describing the medical condition (e.g., hypomagnesemia). I am suggesting that such medical condition articles be trimmed down to only describe the malfunction, diagnosis, treatment, and related conditions, with the applicable sections being moved to the micronutrient article.

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Leeirons (talk) 21:31, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
  2. [your name here]
Comments

Any recommendations for a better name? Leeirons (talk) 21:31, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject GULAG

Description 
A project to inform more about the atrocities of the GULAG from its beginnings in the Red Terror right the way up to the end of all labour camps. Would include useful information on notable people within the Gulag, statistics,famous guards (e.g Frenkel), international disputes over the camps, Stalin, Lenin and Dzierzinsky's interest in them, and anything else pertaining to the GULAG Archipegalo (N.B Although we sometimes use the word GULAG to descibe the regime of oppression the USSR fostered, this project would primarily be about the archipegalo itself.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. [Tomsett]
Comments

Wikidelete 2008

Description 
[A Wikiproject solely devoted to nominating and providing support for AFDs.

Rationale:

  • Make WP look more "professional".
  • Clear up bandwidth
  • Provide more debate in AFDs


Goal For 2008 will be the deletion of 50,000 articles.

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. User:Librarianofages
Comments
I have very real reservations about the proposed goal. Any group setting up a goal of deleting 150 articles a day is running a very serious risk of putting that goal before wikipedia's own goals, of providing verifiable information. I cannot necessarily believe that with such a goal in place, all the articles being proposed for deletion will be reviewed as thoroughly as they should be. John Carter (talk) 01:44, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
I don't see why, try pressing "random article" 100 times, count the number of articles that don't seem to belong on Wikipedia due to being advertising or not meeting notability guidelines, then multiply that number by 21,000 and you have a rough average of the number of articles that should be deleted. -- Ļıßζېấשּׂ~ۘ Ώƒ ﻚĢęخ (talk) 02:00, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
  • strongly oppose, this is a horrid idea and meanspirited at its core. Bad articles automatically find their way into AfDs, an WP dedicated to deleting them with a daily scorecard is an idea that should be fought. Deletionists are but one part of the Wikicommunity. Boo. Chris (クリス) (talk) 02:06, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
Tough love, no? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Librarianofages (talkcontribs)
No. Self-serving pedantry and hugely divisive. Chris (クリス) (talk) 02:12, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose - While I agree with Librarianofages’s goal of clearing some of the rubbish from Wikipedia, I disagree with this proposed solution. There are too many articles brought to AfD with little thought or research of the subject as it is. Combine that with too few users willing to make an informed decision about a nominated article and this proposal becomes a recipe for disaster. —Travistalk 14:38, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
  • This has to be a joke, so I will oblige: lol! --kingboyk (talk) 23:36, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
Kingboyk, I think it is a joke. Ha, ha, ha... OPPOSE. Basketball110 21:45, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

This makes a mockery of a Wikiproject, its foul.I'd have wanted to have seen animalistic Projects I would have gone to the Wikiproject Zoo.Police,Mad,Jack (talk · contribs) 17:39, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Notability serves the purpose in a balanced way. Tyrenius (talk) 22:00, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
In response to the "clear up bandwidth" part, I would like to direct Librarianofages's attention to this link: Wikipedia:Don't_worry_about_performance. Bandwidth, server load, MySQL database size, etc, that's not your job. Leave that stuff to the developers. Phuzion (talk) 02:41, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Opposed and laughed at - This flies in the face of what Wikipedia IS, if there's something that needs to be cleaned/removed, clean/remove it using the tools you have now. You don't need a badge of justice, it'll just make the members that much more egotistical about their backwards idea of what the word improvement means. --AeronPrometheus (talk) 03:50, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Is this a kind of joke? I mean, a WikiPrject is about improving and expanding articles. It is not about deleting articles. --Nadir D Steinmetz 23:35, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Not really consistent with Wikipedia's goals, is it? --Tony Sidaway 14:43, 11 February 2008 (UTC)
  • There is a case for original writers of articles to request deletion of early versions, especially where there is only one writer and other contributions have been minor edits, which can be very helpful. Example, mine on H B Kendall where I left a note that I intended to add some photos, and then picked up and deleted that note after finding the article listed on the Did you know list. Similarly for updates of images with better quality versions of the same. I am fairly new to Wikipedia, and perhaps there is such a facility which I have yet to discover. IS there some tag to request deletion of previous versions? Robert of Ramsor (talk) 22:25, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose strongly: see above comments.. LukeTheSpook (talk) 20:14, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose: Bandwidth on Wikipedia is not an issue and far to many disagreements occur with articles nominated for deletion. -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 15:02, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

WikiWeapons

Description 
[A project to organise, categorise, and sort out all things related to weaponry]

A possible Userbox:

Weapon-stub.svg This User supports the WikiWeapons Project


Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. User:BernhardFischbein
Comments (feel free to add some)
So sort of like, I don't know, WP:WEAPON? ;-) Kirill 19:16, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
Actually, why not make it a project to manage pages covering the use of firearms? You know, sort of a list of firearm-related laws?? BernhardFischbein (talk) 17:49, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
WP:GUNS? Kirill 17:59, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
Already have guns and fire arms. Basketball110 21:44, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
Recommend proposer kill this idea and join the task force and/or the project mentioned above by User:Kirill Lokshin--Doug.(talk contribs) 18:57, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Portal for techniques in the physical sciences

see: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Council/Directory#list_of_materials_analysis_methods

Interested wikipedians
  1. Jcwf (talk) 19:56, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
  2. --Amaltheus (talk) 02:05, 17 January 2008 (UTC) But what is a portal? Can we call it Portal for characterization techniques in the physical sciences?
  3. Srnec (talk) 19:33, 19 January 2008 (UTC) — willing to help organisationally and Jcwf's rationale makes sense
Comments

Oppose This place is for WikiProject, not portals. OhanaUnitedTalk page 19:48, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Comment I don't know that this matters. There is no obligation to bring Projects and certainly not Task Forces here to begin with, if someone wants visibility for a proposed Portal here, that's fine and may help keep it from becoming just another unmaintained portal. Besides, to disallow it would be overly bureaucratic and Portals don't have a formal place for proposal. I take no position on the Portal itself being created, but the proposal is welcome here.--Doug.(talk contribs) 18:27, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
You can do that at Village Pump OhanaUnitedTalk page 20:13, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Social Network and Forums on Wikipedia

I am proposing that we create a designated Social Forum on Wikipedia. I would like consent, comments, and suggestions, though, before I continue with this new idea. I completely realize that this is not the main purpose of Wikipedia, and am perfectly content if this idea is completely rejected.

However, if you have any feed back, please do not hesitate to comment on my talk page.

--**macph***-- —Preceding unsigned comment added by **macph*** (talkcontribs) 22:44, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Comments
  • I completely disagree with this concept. Wikipedia is for editing, and the social aspect of it... should be limited to user talk pages and that's all. If people want to socialize a lot more, they need to use an actual message board or a chat room. A social forum would just distract from the actual purpose of Wikipedia: building and editing an encyclopedia. Many people would be coming here to just chat, and not help with the encyclopedia, which isn't acceptable in my view. RobJ1981 (talk) 16:46, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia: Police Department

Description 
The Wikipedia: Police Department will monitor wikipedia for vandalism, simular to the counter-vandalism unit but will perform different tasks and follow strict rules which will hopefully lower the amount of vandalism. The police department will work closely with the counter-vandalism unit and share information to each member's either editors or Adminstrators. They will obey all rules of wikipedia even if the rules get's changed, if user's try and make their talkpages into a forum the Police department will intervene if it continues then the member's will report it as a violation of the Wikipedia Policy. Wikipedia is here to create an encyclopedia, as such the Police Department will make sure that the policy is respected, and that user's shouldn't make it into a forum website. →Dust Rider 21:26, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Possible userbox for the Department.

Wikipedia-logo.png This user is a member of
Wikipedia: Police Department.
Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. [your name here]
Comments
  • I'd need to have some idea what the strict rules this group is supposed to be following are, and exactly how they would be different from the counter-vandalism unit. Nothing against the idea, but I think most people would want to see exactly how it's proposed they get carried out. John Carter (talk) 21:55, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
The rules will be created by member's of the Department, mainly through the tasks simular the counter-vandalism unit, but it'll be based on the rules of Wikipedia and there five piller's, they'll patroll new creation logs of pages, and monitor different articles for vandalism. I'm still thinking of more idea's for the Department, but the Department i hope will be more active, also they'll watch articles talkpages and user's talkpages to see if they're not trying to make wikipedia into a forum website which some user's have been trying. →Dust Rider 22:13, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Just seems to be an duplication of existing functions - moreover, the name is problematically because a) many of our contributors come from regions where "police" has various negative connotations (and indeed, it seems that one of the proposed official functions of this group would be watch users...) and b) it suggests that they have some official function. --Fredrick day (talk) 22:20, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
    I have to agree. My impression is that this proposed group is redundant with at least two others. Additionally, it seems to me that the name "Police Department" suggests that such a group has an official status that it doesn't. – ClockworkSoul 15:52, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Indoor Football

Description

Project designed to improve, organize, and create articles related to the sport of Indoor football, as well as the leagues that play that sport (such as the Indoor Football League, American Indoor Football Association, Continental Indoor Football League, and Southern Indoor Football League) and their respective teams. NOTE: I know we already have a Arena Football League, but it only covers the Arena Football League and af2, plus indoor football is different from arena football (if only for the rebound nets and different goalposts).

Support

  1. Tom Danson (talk) 19:37, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

SWPP

Discussion

Support

Oppose

Neutral

  • I suggest a task force of WikiProject American Football instead. DeMoN2009 18:29, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Ford Motor Company

Re-proposed

Description

This Wikiproject will encompass all Vehicle pages of Ford,Lincoln,Mercury,Mazda,and Volvo. including all pages in:

Support

  1. Hereford 20:08, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
  2. Support, but it should also encompass historical figures, events, and locations associated with the company. bd2412 T 13:52, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
  3. User:Skyler13 --Skyler :^| 22:34, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
  4. Support with bd2412's caveat. THF (talk) 23:55, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

SWPP

Discussion

Support

  • Support - Seems like a worthwhile venture and lots of articles to cover. -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 16:37, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

WikiProject Bundesarchiv

Description

Project designed to sift through the tens of thousands of new Commons images made available by the release of pictures from Germany's Bundesarchiv. Many of these pictures can be used to illustrate articles for which we typically have very few if any images.

Discussion

Support

Oppose

  1. Seems pretty narrow focus. I think it should be a task force. shirulashem (talk) 21:29, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
  2. Oppose, at once too broad and too narrow for a 'pedia project - isn't that already a Commons project? bd2412 T 13:55, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
  3. If this is not be handled at Commons, it should be, but not here. --Bduke (Discussion) 01:14, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Neutral

WikiProject Arminianism

Description

Originally developed out of a desire to balance the Wikiproject Calvanism, and give a comprehensive view together with that project of the effects of both in tandem throughout the centuries. Nonetheless, considering the vast impact that Arminianism has had on so many traditions, it would be good to organize and facilitate the collection and promotion of articles pertaining to every aspect of the Arminian tradition, including people, events, traditions, texts, et al.

Support

  1. Covinben (talk) 00:42, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
  2. USer:Skyler13 (talk) --Skyler :^| 22:41, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

SWPP

Discussion

Support

Oppose

Neutral

WikiProject Toledo

Description

This project would be made to inmprove, organize, and create articles about or related to Toledo, Ohio. Danielaustinhall12 (Go Wolverines!) 17:07, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Discussion

Support

Oppose

Neutral

  • WikiProject Ohio seems pretty active, why not join that project and possibly set up a task force there? --B. Wolterding (talk) 12:53, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Concur with above. Sounds like a great Task Force idea that could be expanded if additional interest develops. Absolon S. Kent (talk) 20:26, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Agree with above. Task force looks better. shirulashem (talk) 21:31, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
  • --Atlantima (talk) 03:10, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment-- I'd suggest the name be something like "WikiProject Toledo, Ohio" rather than "WikiProject Toledo" in case there might be interest in a Wikiproject regarding the historic Spanish city sometime in the future. -- Infrogmation (talk) 16:51, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Styles of Mexican music

Description

This project would be dedicated mainly to improving and organizing Styles of Mexican music articles like Duranguense, Norteño, Banda music, Mexican rock and,Mexican cumbia.

Support

  1. DJ Yung Dre 02:49, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

SWPP

Discussion

Support

  • Support - You may have initial problems gathering support. If so, you may consider starting as a Task Force in WikiProject Music and expanding to a full WikiProject later. -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 15:15, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Strongly Support - I agree with Absolon in that you may consider create a Task Force in WikiProject Music, but I also think that you should consider to relate your project with WikiProyect Mexico, as the articles related to Mexican Music may contain information that could be better organized if following the guidelines created by them. -- Jesuschrist Superstar 12:05, 22 January 2009 (CST)
    • I Don't know how to start a Task Force.--DJ Yung Dre 03:56, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

WikiProject Women's Basketball

Description

If there is a seperate project for the CFL and Arena football the should be a WikiProject for the Women's Basketball. Leave Message ,Yellow Evan home ,Sandbox Happy Veterans day 01:07, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Discussion

Support

  • Strong Support - Certainly enough content for a project (i.e. WNBA teams, players, women's college basketball, etc.). -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 15:13, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

WikiProject Human values

Description

This is an article of great potential that talks about all the moral values we have as humans, values that bring life to our species if we practice them. My article has been prouposed for deletion because the say it need improvment, and this is why decided to start a project.

Support

--Tonymynd (talk) 12:04, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

  1. --71.248.157.28 (talk) 11:54, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

SWPP

Discussion

  • What articles are you proposing to cover under this project? -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 14:37, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Support

Oppose

  • Oppose This seems to be a project about a specific article. That's too narrow. Just put a draft in your user space and ask people to comment. You can start by asking those who opposed the original article if they think its any improved. DGG (talk) 00:42, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose As per DGG above. shirulashem (talk) 14:43, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Neutral

  • Wouldn't this belong under Philosophy or one of its sub-categories?

WikiProject Fife

Description

This article would cover all Fife-related articles such as places, famous people, museums, football and rugby clubs and churches to name a few. Examples would be: Kirkcaldy, Andrew Carnegie, Adam Smith, Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline Athletic, The Old Course and Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery. This could also help support articles that really do need a lot of work while keeping general maintenance. Examples would be: Methil, Dunfermline, Cupar and a lot of the smaller towns such as Kennoway and Lower Largo.

Support

  1. Kilnburn (talk) 16:26, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

SWPP

Discussion

Support

Oppose

  • Weak Oppose - Might be better as a task force and can be expanded to a full project if interest develops. -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 17:52, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Neutral

WikiProject Haystack

Description

Sort out the most essential.

WikiProject Haystack aims to highlight the most essential in Wikipedia. To avoid being overwhelmed by all information in Wikipedia, it puts the most essential into special template boxes that may be read and searched separately, and thus accomplishes what other Wikipedia features and sister project fails to achieve. Its smaller size would also facilitate for mobile users, and fit into a printed book version.

Support

  1. Mikael Häggström (talk) 06:25, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
  2. USer:Skyler13 (talk) Sounds like a really good idea --Skyler :^| 22:43, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

SWPP

Discussion

Support

  • Seems like a good idea to me. Cheers, RockManQ (talk) 01:47, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Oppose

  • If I understand this proposal correctly, it would need wider support in the whole community. I doubt that support would be forthcoming. This is different from Version 1.0 and other proposals, as they merely aim to set out the best articles, i.e. those that have reached GA or FA status, while this is making a judgment about "essential". I have looked at the various articles on vital articles, the most vital 100 and so on, and strongly disagree that they have done what they set out to do. I had not previously come across them in my 3 years here. That might be an indication of how vital they are.-:) There is no clear criteria for inclusion. I strongly oppose this proposal. I suspect a large number of people would agree with me if they knew about it. --Bduke (Discussion) 01:34, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Neutral

WikiProject Iron Maiden

I think a wikiproject should be created to improve all the articles related to the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. There's are tons of articles that coulld be improved and enough important information to add. I'm willing to help in pretty much "everything" related to that band. Hope I'll find some wikipedians interested!

Discussion

Support

  1. -- Rockk3r Spit it Out! 21:58, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
  2. Andre666 (talk) 17:16, 2 November 2008 (UTC) - I fully support the project as the scope is large, though I would not be willing to get involved.

Oppose

  • Weak oppose - Single band / group wikiprojects tend to loose steam quickly. Recommend a task force in the musician wikiproject. -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 17:55, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose per Absolon. However, a better place to put a task force is under the Heavy Metal WikiProject. WesleyDodds (talk) 03:18, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above. bd2412 T 16:39, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above.--Avant-garde a clue-hexaChord2 18:35, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Neutral

WikiProject Featured Topics

Description

A WikiProject focussing on creating Featured Topics (FT) and Good Topics (GT) as well as re-creating former featued topics. I, for one, commonly think of creating a Featured or Good Topic, but do not put the project to work, due to a lack of help from other users. My plan is a page on which users can propose their FT or GT plans and other users can see if they want to join, it doesn't matter what kind of topic (Arts, Music, Literature, Everyday Life etc.).

Support

  1. --Music26/11 15:04, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

SWPP

Discussion

Support

Oppose

Neutral

WikiProject Christianity in Asia

Description

Although this could probably best be a subset of WikiProject Christianity, perhaps we need a working group who could look at Christianity in parts of the world such as Japan. There are important theologians from Japan,such as Kosuke Koyama, and this group could help to give such figures better coverage in Wikipedia,thereby helping Wikipedia to avoid cultural bias.

Support

  1. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 20:49, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  2. --Vojvodaeist 10:55, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

SWPP

Discussion

I understand it if the response I get is that this should really be a task force within the Wikiproject on Christianity. Perhaps this general project group could start specific entries (subsets of the main group) to cover Christianity in different parts of the world. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 21:25, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

I think that it isn't narrow scope because there is a lot of subjects on Christianity in Asia (from China, India and Japan to Syria and palestine) with long history.--Vojvodaeist 13:26, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Support

Oppose

  • Weak Oppose - As noted by nominator, this would make a perfect task force in the Christianity WikiProject. I'm sure you can gain support there and possible expand to full WikiProject once you have enough participants and articles. -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 22:15, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose - seems better suited as a task force. Cheers, RockManQ (talk) 01:49, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose- This is such a narrow scope, I don't think it would suit as a task force. Sorry. Toonami (talk) 17:35, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Too small scope, should be task force of Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity. Rambo's Revenge (talk) 17:35, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above. bd2412 T 16:40, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose Should be task force. shirulashem (talk) 02:23, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
Task force is good idea but is it possible to result o task force be a new portal?--Vojvodaeist 16:02, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose, A task force should suffice.Smallman12q (talk) 14:16, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Neutral

WikiProject Death and Dying

Description

There is a vast amount of material on wikipedia that has no central point to focus on this subject - categories, and articles that could well deserve a project to maintain and link the subject. I consider a project and a portal are inevitable items to close an otherwise mysterious gap in the scope of wikipedia's aims to be comprehensive.

Support

  1. SatuSuro 05:45, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

SWPP

Discussion

  • I am inclined to support I'd like to see a draft scope - just so know what I'd be signing up to. The description, above, is more support than scope. Folks at 137 (talk) 17:02, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Apologies the idea came before the prep work - will have it up by the weekend of 1st November I hope SatuSuro 22:07, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Due to real life commitments - unable to edit soon for a while - and unable to prepare scope until January 2009 - hope somebody can advise - leave on ice, expect somebody else might be interested in picking it up at all - or withdraw or cancel proposal? SatuSuro 12:59, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Support

Oppose

Neutral

  • What about creating a more general wikiproject called "Lifecycle events" and then have "death and dying" being a task project of that? Other task projects would be: Birth, marriage, coming of age, starting school / education.

WikiProject Halloween

Description

Halloween has many related pages, from Halloween costumes to haunted attractions, and many of which would benefit from a project. The scope would include other closely-related October 31 celebrations such as Samhain, since the former has its roots in the latter, as well as the celebrations, businesses, and entertainment associated with them. Because it is a holiday that focuses scary elements, both the Holidays and Horror wikiprojects would be parents.

SWPP

Discussion

Support

  1. otherlleft (talk) 12:15, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
  2. Halloween is such an umbrella that I think it can merit its own project, and I see no problem with that. XF Law talk at me 00:43, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  3. 10draftsdeep (talk) 14:23, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
  4. XF Law talk at me 00:45, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  5. I strongly support this proposal as I can think of many, many articles that could fall under the scope of a Halloween project. For a start, just look at Halloween (disambiguation). Sincerely, --A NobodyMy talk 16:43, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
  6. Cheers, RockManQ (talk) 23:20, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
  7. Toonami (talk) 17:37, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Oppose

  • Oppose - If it is even necessary at all, it would be better off as a Task Force of Wikiproject Holidays. Nutiketaiel (talk) 17:14, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose - It would be better off as a Task Force of Wikiproject Holidays. FYI, DYK has started a seasonal effort to improve Halloween articles. See Wikipedia:Did you know/Halloween 2008. -- Suntag 14:17, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
    • So is that a tacit support for it as a task force? No one from that project has indicated that they would be willing to help as yet, so it would be instructive to know.--otherlleft (talk) 12:41, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
      • A task force is not that big of deal. The task force would use subpages of WikiProject Holidays, have a subcategory at Category:WikiProject Holidays, and Template:WikiProject Holidays would be modified to have a |Halloween= that would populate the task force subcategory. It looks like there is support for a task force in this thread, at Proposed Halloween task force, and and there is no reply at WikiProject Holidays, so I'd say yes there is support for a task force. If you want to set it up yourself, read over task forces and use Military History#Task forces as an example. If you want help setting it up, please let me know. -- Suntag 15:13, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
        • Thanks for the info - however, the task force you mentioned is focused on a film franchise, not a holiday/horror blend; if you need to modify your comments in that light, please feel free. In fact, my only concern with a task force is that Halloween rightly belongs to both Holidays and Horror.
  • Strong Oppose- Way too narrow. Probably too narrow even for a task force. Sorry Toonami Reactor (talk) 01:55, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose - As noted above this would be too narrow. -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 22:14, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Neutral

  • I agree that while too narrow for its own project, it might be able to stand as a task-force of WikiProject Holidays. –Juliancolton Tropical Cyclone 19:23, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  • I agree with Juliancolton. It's probably going to do better as a Task Force, because it's going to be too hard to get enough info on Halloween to merit a full Project page. Of course, if you can get that much information, feel free to prove me wrong. Flash Man999 (talk) 23:14, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject ExtinctSettlements

Description

A project to include any abandoned human settlement (city, town, village, monastry, etc; but excluding those purely for the isolation of groups, prisons, individual houses, farms, military installations, fictional places, etc). The reasons for abandonment may be human or environmental and the sites may be destroyed or in existance.

SWPP

Discussion

There is a wide spread of these locations, with much historical and environmental interest. For example, Dunwich, cities of the Takla Makan, Pompeii, English Plague villages, ghost towns, Zimbabwe, Mayan cities, etc. These are not covered by a single project or task force, although there are two categories (Category:Lost cities and towns and Category:Sunken cities) with a total >130 entries, including some duplications.

Two projects Wikipedia:WikiProject Cities and Wikipedia:WikiProject Ghost towns already exist. WPCities already has a very wide scope, perhaps too wide, and the inclusion of abandoned settlements has been discouraged (see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Cities#Abandoned settlements. WikiProject Ghost towns cover a specific type of abandoned settlement and the term "ghost town" is inappropriate for many others (see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ghost towns#Definitions.

The name "ExtinctSettlements" reflects that the use of "cities" is ambiguous and subject to local interpretations. Folks at 137 (talk) 15:57, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

I disagree that WikiProject Ghost towns covers a specific type of abandoned settlement. Maybe it's the name of the project that's confusing, but the project page says, "The project covers all articles about ghost towns and defunct settlements. This is to include any towns or municipalities which were absorbed by another entity." In other words, WikiProject Ghost towns already covers everything this new proposal would. Ntsimp (talk) 02:47, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
Though the Ghost Town WikiProject's page does state that it's intended to cover all non-extant settlements, it looks like few articles have grown out of it (or have otherwise been associated with it), and project activity over the past year has been sparse. While it's merely a guess, I can't help but think that the very name of the project has contributed to that — regardless of how the project page defines its scope, few people will consider "ghost town" as applying to every kind of extinct settlement. (This was a matter of some contention within the project.)
I favor this proposal since it's clear in its purpose and would avoid the ambiguity and connotations that surround the term "ghost town". Alternately, renaming/reworking the current ghost town project according to what's been suggested here would be good. Huwmanbeing  16:44, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
I favor this proposal. The term "ghost town" does, in my opinion, have connotations that "extinct settlement" does not; and a fresh start might help generate some new activity. Omnedon (talk) 18:51, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
  • how will this fix the problem of definition? In general, a ghost town is one where no people are left (maybe some farms, etc in the area, though), but various editors of Canadian province Ghost towns insist on their own definition, which includes towns that may have lost a lot of people, but still have people living there (even 200 people). What is to be the WP definition of an 'extinct settlement'? Are there solid references for any definition? Hmains (talk) 03:15, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
The problem of definition is improved by avoiding the term "ghost town", which as you correctly point out does have various interpretations. "Extinct settlement" is broader — for one thing, it uses the more general term "settlement" instead of "town", which squares with terminology used elsewhere (e.g., Template:Infobox Settlement, which is used for towns, cities, villages, etc.). It also uses "extinct", which is more neutral than "ghost", and simply suggests that the settlement is no longer, in whatever way and for whatever reason. Beyond that, presumably no more precise definition is required, which is a good thing. Huwmanbeing  13:24, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
"Ghost town" has specific connotations. To me, and others, a "ghost town" is specifically of the north American frontier, an abandoned 19th century settlement, probably with the buildings remaining (possibly even used as a Wild West tourist attraction). By extension, the circumstances could also apply in other continents such as Australia. Look at the list of project members - of 21, 18 are from the US, 1 each from Canada and Australia, 2 from elsewhere. The list of DYKs, new articles and photos are almost exclusively US. On the other hand, Dunwich, for example, was a major early medieval English port, washed away in the 13th century and in subsequent centuries, and the site no longer exists. In England and we would not use the term "ghost town" for Dunwich. Similarly, Pompeii, etc. "Ghost towns" is a project with a clear character and audience - and that is to be welcomed. Why dilute it with the wider topic? After all, there may be other interest groups with other task forces within an "Extenct settlements" project. Three options occur to me; 1) a new project as proposed here, linked to the cities project and possibly with "ghost town" as a task force or linked project; 2) rename and redefine the "Ghost town" project; 3) keep the status quo accept that "Ghost towns" remains a bad fit for a wide ranging group of abandoned settlements. I favour 1). Folks at 137 (talk) 18:09, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Uhh, what would this bunch of people do? I am now writing an article on an abandoned settlement in Los Angeles County (it will be ready, I think, in a week, and it is really abandoned. Well, anyway, good luck to all of you on your projects; I have found mine to be fulfilling. You should be able to access it under Sandberg, California (which right now redirects to Ridge Route). I have a bunch of new information. Sincerely, GeorgeLouis (talk) 05:46, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

As with most Wikiprojects, the project's purpose would be to help editors interested in the subject to collaborate on creating/editing/maintaining articles. Organizing and categorizing would be part of that, and probably other small related tasks too (for instance, I'm currently looking at some related changes to Template:Infobox Settlement). Huwmanbeing  12:39, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

You could easily expand respective WikiProjects instead of creating an entirely new one on abandoned settlements. For instance for abandoned settlements in Saskatchewan you could make it apart of WP: SKCN. This would save it from potentially being WikiProject with little activity. Mr. C.C. (talk) 06:27, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

I don't think so. Consider; already, Zimbabwe will be part of the Africa project; Dunwich part of England; Pompeii part of Italy & Classical projects; etc. The point is that their "extinct-ness" is a common factor. Your argument could also apply to, say, WPCities - why have Cities as a separate project? Or to "Ghost towns", these would be covered by the projects for Arizona, Colorado, etc. Folks at 137 (talk) 16:54, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Support

  1. Folks at 137 (talk) 15:57, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
  2. Huwmanbeing  16:45, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
  3. Omnedon (talk) 18:51, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
  4. MacRusgail (talk) 16:11, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
  5. Toonami (talk) 17:33, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
  6. USer:Skyler13 (talk) --Skyler :^| 22:46, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
  7. --Atlantima (talk) 03:04, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
  8. Smallman12q (talk) 21:31, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

  • Based on the arguments above, I can see both sides of the argument and how they would work.
I know that WPCities has a far too wide scope, and because this is the English Wikipedia most of the workload falls on people who are native to English-speaking countries; in many ways, this renders WPCities ineffective. Additionally, it has been brought up that WP Ghost Towns has far too narrow a scope. I think the best deal would be simply to assimilate WP Ghost Towns into WP Extinct Settlements as a subtask force, and incorporate WP Extinct Settlements as a task force of WPCities, among others; this would, of course, need to be followed up by a reorganization of WPCities to increase efficiency. That's what I think would be the best solution, anyways. If anyone feels that this is illogical, please give me a good argument for the sake of it. --Starstriker7(Dime algoor see my works) 17:55, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Friday the 13th

Description

A project page that focuses not only on Jason Voorhees, or the Friday the 13th page, but all the movies, characters, upcoming movies and directors. Articles range between 85-130.

Disscusion

  • Comment - Limited scope. You cannot just list every crew member that made the film to boost the scope of the project. The only important people related to the film are Sean S. Cunningham, Victor Miller, Ron Kurz, Tom Savini and Harry Manfredini. Maybe Kane Hodder. After that, there are only a handful of fiction related pages. Too small for both a WikiProject or a Taskforce. Best left for a topic coordination group.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 16:26, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment - Scope too limited.
  • Comment - I concur that this is far too limited a scope to host a WikiProject proper (still wondering how WikiProject Saw gained approval), but I disagree with  BIGNOLE  concerning this being inappropriate for a task force; this appears to be a perfect candidate to become a task force under the WikiProject Horror banner. – Hornoir (talk) 16:53, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

SWPP

Support

Toonami Reactor (talk) 15:30, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

JohnVMaster (talk) 00:03, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

WikiProject RMS Titanic TaskForce

Description

A project about Titanic operating within Wikipedia:WikiProject Ships. Covers all pages related to Titanic.

Discussion

Comment. This should be listed in the #Task forces/Work groups section below. Rambo's Revenge (talk) 17:33, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

SWPP

Support

  • I support. This WikiProject does not cover a scope that is too broad. --DocDeel516 discuss 19:12, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Oppose

  • Strong Oppose - Far too narrow in scope. -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 22:20, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Neutral

WikiProject RMS Titanic

Description

A project devoted to clean-ups of all Titanic related articles. Titanic is one of the most famous ships in the world and has many ranging articles from the ship, to the creator, to the passengers. The project will clean up all articles, give them links and pictures.

SWPP

Discussion

Support

  1. Toonami Reactor (talk) 17:50, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

WikiProject Record Charts

Description

A wikiproject which aim is to expand/create articles about Record Charts. --Be Black Hole Sun (talk) 13:27, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Support

  1. Andre666 (talk) 05:34, 30 September 2008 (UTC) – definitely required.

Oppose

Neutral

  • Not sure if there is enough "meat" for a full WikiProject. You may wish to establish a task force in WikiProject Music or one of it's many subprojects and expand to full project later if interest develops. -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 14:23, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Table Tennis

Description

This project will aim to improve coverage and create articles related to table tennis; much like the other sport wikiprojects.

Support

  1. Nick C (t·c) 20:31, 11 September 2008 (UTC)
  2. We already have projects like Wikipedia:WikiProject Tennis, so Table Tennis would also be warranted. Scapler (talk) 11:51, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
  3. 2o-DeMoN-o8t*c*a*wp 19:07, 29 November 2008 (UTC) - Seems reasonable.

SWPP

Discussion

Support

Oppose

  • Strong Oppose - Seems a little too narrow in focus for a full WikiProject. Recommend a Task Force in WikiProject Sports to begin and expand to a full WikiProject as interest/support develops. -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 15:18, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I agree. It is much too narrow for a whole project. It might even be too narrow for a task force in sports.Toonami Reactor (talk) 15:41, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose-A task force under wikiproject tennis would suffice.Smallman12q (talk) 22:45, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Neutral

WikiProject Muse

Description

A WikiProject for articles about British alternative rock band Muse in the same light as Wikipedia:WikiProject Slipknot.

Support

  1. Andre666 (talk) 15:57, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
  2. Go on then. naerii 22:10, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
  3. Sure, why not. Giggy (talk) 22:44, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
  4. USer:Skyler13 (talk) --Skyler :^| 22:48, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

SWPP

Discussion

Support

Oppose

As noted above "Be careful when using another WikiProject's existence to justify your own, especially if that project's membership is small. There are currently many projects with small/ineffective membership numbers. It may be more practical/effective to establish a task force and build your membership." -- Absolon S. Kent (talk) 17:10, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Neutral

WikiProject Legends

Description

This project would be dedicated mainly to improving and organizing articles on ancient and modern myths.

Support

  1. TheDebater (talk) 21:05, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
  2. Skyler (talk) --Skyler :^| 23:02, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
  3. TheGhostWarrior (talk) 00:11, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

SWPP

Discussion

Support

Oppose

Neutral

WikiProject Triathlon

Description

The sport of Triathlon is increasing in popularity, though it doesn't fit sensibly within any of WikiProject Swimming, WikiProject Water sports, WikiProject Cycling or WikiProject Running (the article triathlon is part of all these wikiprojects), as it crosses all the boundaries between the separate disciplines.

Support

  1. Yboy83 (talk) 17:32, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
  2. NSH001 (talk) 23:50, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
  3. 2o-DeMoN-o8t*c*a*wp 16:03, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

SWPP

Discussion

Support

  • Badly needed project, since these articles don't (and cannot) fit within the scope of the three "parent" projects mentioned by Yboy83. Huge scope for improvement, since the quality of these articles (with a few exceptions) is pretty dire. I've been thinking for some time about setting up such a project, and have already created some relevant templates. NSH001 (talk) 23:50, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

Halloween

Description 

A taskforce for articles about the Halloween series of films, this includes trying to get the movie topic back up to FT status, expanding the character articles and finishing the merge proposals. The article would be a Task Force of the Horror WikiProject and the Movies WikiProject. --Music26/11 10:58, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. --Music26/11 10:58, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
  2. Interested to the extent that it intersects with my own as-yet-unproposed project, either a Wikiproject or task force focusing on all aspects of the holiday Halloween--otherlleft (talk) 23:50, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
  3. Support for a task force (not a WikiProject) is at Proposals#Wikiproject Wikiproject Halloween -- Suntag 16:25, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  4.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 00:32, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
  5.  Paul  730 01:25, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
Discussion
  • As I said, I have at least a marginal interest because of the intersection. We should discuss naming conventions for our two proposed projects.
    • Well, to differentiate, this could be "Halloween franchise task force".  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 16:39, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  • With five interested editors, you have enough to start a task force. If you'd like to establish one at Wikipedia:WikiProject Horror/Halloween task force then please do so (or let me know and I'll create a rough task force page for you). Once the page is created, let me know and I'll modify the {{HorrorWikiProject}} banner to include you as a task force. Thanks. hornoir (talk) 03:33, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Citation Task Force

Description 

A task force of WikiProject Manual of Style to work on the Wikipedia citation system. There have been a number of complaints about the patchwork of citation templates that all work in different ways. I think there are many editors who feel that we should have a meta-template that the other templates can build on, but that may just be the tip. We probably need three teams: a style team to determine the look of a proper citation, a specification team to work out the way it should work and an implementation team to make it work. --—— Gadget850 (Ed) talk - 13:23, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Tony (talk) 14:03, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
  2. jimfbleak (talk) 15:06, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
  3. MASEM 22:51, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
  4. Matthewedwards (talk contribs  email) 22:14, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  5. Cheers, RockManQ (talk) 02:17, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
  6. ErikTheBikeMan (talk) 19:04, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
Discussion

Could this be part of WikiProject Unreferenced Articles? ErikTheBikeMan (talk) 19:04, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Computer and Information Security taskforce

Description
Computer and Information Security taskforce under WP:COMPUTING . See related discussion here

Here's a series of in-scope topics:

  • Computer security concepts, methods, and devices. Firewalls, for instance.
  • Computer security historical events that received appropriate RS/N coverage--Morris worm, Code Red, etc.
  • Computer security formal models, frameworks, standards, and legislation: ISO 17799, TCSEC, etc.
  • Computer security practitioners, like Marcus J. Ranum
  • Computer security professional organizations, certifications, journals/magazines, etc.
Interested Wikipedians (add name)
  1. -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 07:01, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
  2. Jclemens (talk) 21:55, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
  3. DavidBailey (talk) 10:21, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
  4. ErikTheBikeMan (talk) 18:58, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
Discussion

Curling

Description
A task force under Winter Sports to improve the articles about Curling around the world. Some to do items include:
  • standardize the competition formats and layouts (templates)
  • add basic info about past events
  • expand player bios
  • standard layout for curling clubs (infobox to include location, number of sheets, number of members, notable players)

--Coppercanuck (talk) 15:33, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Interested Wikipedians (please add your name)
  1. Coppercanuck (talk) 15:33, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
  2. -- Earl Andrew - talk 06:23, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
Discussion
  • shouldn't this be a full wikiproject? 70.51.9.121 (talk) 06:14, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
  • I think it should be. --Coppercanuck (talk) 05:47, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Image restoration

Description

A Wikiproject dedicated to encyclopedic image restoration. Goals would be:

  • Finding and restoring historic material for use illustrating encyclopedia articles.
  • Improvement of images for featured picture consideration, and to assist other featured content drives.
  • Countering systemic bias in image representation.
  • Pooling skills and training new editors in image restoration techniques.
  • Collecting information about online image archives.
  • Advocating best practices for uploading and documenting edited images.

A prelude to a formal project has been in progress for half a year at User:Durova/Landmark images.

Discussion

  1. Could you explain what you mean by "systemic bias in image representation"? - PKM (talk) 22:29, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
    Largely, making sure we have images from around the world, not just convenient ones from America or Britain. =) Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 22:51, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
    Like Shoemaker said. It's far easier to get images of certain countries and cultures than others. So part of the mission of this project would be to foster quality imagery from around the globe. Part of that means networking internationally with people who have access to material. DurovaCharge! 01:00, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Support

  1. DurovaCharge! 20:51, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
  2. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 22:49, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
  3. Gnangarra 12:43, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
  4. Great idea. Carcharoth (talk) 14:07, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
  5. Supporting, but not really interested. I know some of the great works that this will and has produced. (Durova, you the woman! :P) Mitch32(UP) 18:15, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
  6. This sort of stuff needs doing. :-) Stwalkerstertalk ] 19:41, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
  7. Absolutely. Matthew Brown (Morven) (T:C) 00:45, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
  8. Definitely. There is a load of images out there that need fixing. J.T Pearson 15:02, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
  9. This is the most essential thing. --Nagasheus (talk) 08:56, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
  10. Great idea Nick Dowling (talk) 07:48, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
  11. Why wasn't this task force suggested before? Cheers, RockManQ (talk) 03:33, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

  1. The above listed goals of WikiProject Image restoration appear to be covered by one or more of the numerous Images and Media WikiProjects and WikiProject Images and Media generally could be used instead of creating a new WikiProject that overlaps existing image WikiProjects. -- Suntag 16:11, 27 October 2008 (UTC)


WikiProject Rise Against

Description

A Wikiproject dedicated to improving the articles of and related to the band, Rise Against. Goals would be:

  • Improvement of current articles.
  • Including more resources and links
  • Correct any grammatical mistakes.
  • Fixing up start class articles (almosst all of them).
  • Uploading more images and audio files.

Discussion

Support

  • Overtwitch2 22:58, 15 October 2008 (UTC), as nominator

Oppose

Neutral

It could happen in the future, but as of now too few articles. Cheers, RockManQ (talk) 03:35, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Might support if it's changed to a task force. Cheers, RockManQ (talk) 03:35, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Wiki Squad

Description

We would clean up wikipedia. Not like others do, we would take vandals and "put them on a trial" then if guilty would decide on a fitting but fair punishment. We would investigate coptright infringement, "anti-wiki" actions, and help keep the five pillars and other rules strictly but fairly enforced.

Support

  1. Bmoc2012tms (talk) 20:40, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
  1. Wikisaver62 (talk) 16:04, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

SWPP

Discussion

Support

Oppose

Neutral

WikiProject Geneforge

Description

A project about expanding the Information about the Geneforge RPG Games.

Support

  1. Trakov 00:11, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

SWPP

Discussion

Support

I Support ThisTrakov 00:12, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Oppose

  • The scope is too narrow. Category:Geneforge currently contains five articles and I doubt the possibility of it ever becoming big enough even for a large task force. Admiral Norton (talk) 16:45, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Neutral

WikiProject Kaiju/Monsters

Description

A project which would focus on keeping all monster articles preserved to a decent standard. Godzilla and Angilas are examples of the articles we wish to keep at a good standard.

Support

  1. Nemesis646, 19:33 GMT, 15th October 2008

SWPP

Discussion

Support

Oppose

Neutral

WikiProject Palm Beach County Schools

Description

This project would be to standardize, wikify, expand and maintain articles about or relating to schools in Palm Beach County, Florida. I've been working on the article for my own high school (Palm Beach Lakes Community High School) and a few others from the county (Suncoast Community High School, Palm Beach Gardens Community High School, etc) and they really need it. These articles also seem prone to vandalism/high school students interjecting school spirit phrases, so they need someone/s to watch over them. This would cover all schools listed in the School District of Palm Beach County (several of which do not have articles yet) plus middle and elementary schools and colleges in the county.

Support

  1. Joanna Ingles (talk) 12:56, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

SWPP

Discussion

Support

Oppose

Neutral

  • I am just trying to think this through. 25 secondary schools make a project- then surely every grouping of 25 secondary schools needs one too? They are all subject to vandalism from the 'fools and bairns'. Is it proposed that every US schools district gets a working party? And presumably every LEA in the UK- do we extend it to cover noin English speaking countries- in France do we group by academy or department? Or do we propose setting up a WP, only where there are a large clusters of Wikipedians. Nice idea but it needs to be thought through.

Chemical Warfare

A task force under WP:MILHIST, already decent coverage but it could be a lot better if it had a separate task force.

Interested Wikipedians

  1. Cheers, RockManQ (talk) 21:19, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Discussion

Support

  • As idea proposer. Cheers, RockManQ (talk) 03:27, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral

WikiProject Video and Audio

Description

Able to post a video or sound file that explains the article(s) on Wikipedia pages to help reader grasp the information better for those who have trouble reading (audio) and those who cannot comprehend information as easily (video & audio) --(proposed by: Ciscokid21 (talk) 23:00, 21 November 2008 (UTC))

Support

  1. Ciscokid21 (talk) 23:00, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

SWPP

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Perhaps a task force of WikiProject Accessibility? l'aquatique |Happy Hannukah!| talk 02:13, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

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