Wikipedia:WikiProject Discworld

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This WikiProject aims to improve and organise Wikipedia's series of articles related to Terry Pratchett's Discworld. This page and its subpages contain discussions and pages useful for co-ordinating this effort; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please place your name in the participants list below and take a look (here and at the talk page) at what you can do.

Activities[edit]

There is a huge amount of work to do to get Wikipedia's coverage of Discworld up to scratch. Pick a task from the todo list above, and get to work! Or, if you're up for a larger challenge, pick one of the bigger tasks below.

Development[edit]

We have a number of articles that could easily be developed to GA or FA status with just a bit more work.

Potential Featured articles

Terry Pratchett The Colour of Magic (TV film)

Potential Good articles

B-Class article Death (Discworld)

Participants[edit]

  • Wouldnt miss it. Count me in. Jordan Timothy James Busson
  • Another excuse to read Terry Pratchett?? Like I need one... I'm in!! Mayalekhni
  • violet/riga (t)
  • Sign me up! hfool/Wazzup? 02:17, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • I'll be watching, too; the Diskworld coverage could use some cleanup. Wyvern 03:01, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • I'll do what I can. I'm going to college though, so don't expect too much. Auric The Rad 22:26, Dec 31, 2004 (UTC)* Litefantastic 19:45, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • I can do some cleaning up at least. - Jeltz talk 19:11, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • You're asking if I'm in? Does a Morporkian Assasssin inhume people? Jack Sparra
  • Sorry it took me so long to respond. I'm happy to help - Daibhid C 21:37 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Will help out. Terry Pratchett has always been one of my favourite writers. Inter\Echo 01:32, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • I'm in! --CAnderson 01:46, Mar 21, 2005 (UTC)
  • I only just found out this existed... like, wow -- Francs2000 | Talk 17:53, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • I just went on a Discworld binge, so I've covered about 75% of the books . . . drop me a line (after July 2005) if anything needs doing.

Escheffel 3 July 2005 05:59 (UTC)

  • Will keep an eye out; open to assignments. --DNicholls 10:44, 22 July 2005 (UTC)
  • I read most thrice, count me in :) Jules LT 18:11, 12 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Hey, I've read (almost) all of them several times, and I appear to be editing a few of them recently, so here's me as well -- Palfrey 21:39, 13 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Count me in. I've created a couple of Discworld articles, and recently edited a large number of them. -=# Amos E Wolfe talk #=- 01:40, 15 September 2005 (UTC)
  • I'll help, too. :) Jitka 17:21, 22 October 2005 (UTC)
  • I'm in. I'll mostly be adding minor stuff to already created articles. - Haukur Hauksson talk
  • Count me in as well...major Pratchett fan here! Tigger89 20:01, 10 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Well, I've been adding to the Discworld coverage on and off for months now. Might as well make it official. Count me in. Cygnus360 12:00, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
  • I keep finding really crazy garbage in the Discworld pages, so I have no excuse but to do some tidying up. ::Didactylos 14:54, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
  • ImageObserver 02:28, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Am I in? Does a dragon explode in the woods? Confusing Manifestation 17:00, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Wootking I'll make an attempt with the userbox.
  • I am a diehard fan with an English Lit Degree and would love to help. Please assign or I will never start on anything.Slavlin
  • Created Hwel and incorporated template. --Mihail Krepchev 16:47, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
  • I've modified some of the Discworld info and like to be a part of this project. - Eldestone 13:28, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
  • I am a diehard fan. I have an Economics Degree and not an English Lit Degree, but would love to help anyway. Aastrup 07:29, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Count me in - big fan of both Discworld and Wikipedia, and would love to contribute. Ajbuntine 03:45, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
  • I'd love to help! Time to dig out the old Discworld companion and add things !! Monkeymox 14:11, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
  • I'd love to help as well. Mrobfire 21:53, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
  • I was so excited I made a userbox.Aiden Fisher 10:02, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Massive fan - any excuse for more Pratchett reading time! I'm new to Wikipedia, so may need some help, but would love to contribute. Sabrage 16:57, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Bah. <signs and joins> Ronan Alifar (talk) 01:35, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I'm not sure how much I can do but would like to help Conningcris
  • I'm only on Equal Rites though, and I don't want to spoil anything for myself by looking at articles for books I haven't read yet, but I will keep on eye on a few articles, and the list will grow as I finish the books. :) faithless (speak)
  • Well, my first edits to Wikipedia back in 2004 were Discworld-related, so I am naturally in :-) So#Why 20:59, 20 July 2008 (UTC)
  • I love Discworld! I'll try to help! -zzez1919
  • Awesome! Am in. (Thanks, SoWhy!) Sketchmoose (talk) 16:47, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
  • I tidy up into Queen's/British english where I can. rdunn 10:42, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Ooooh first person in 2009... let's get going!-- WORMMЯOW  09:24, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
  • I'm in! --TikiTakman (talk) 20:35, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Don't expect a massive amount of work from me as i don't have the required writing skills to write full well written articles, or anything large of that nature. I'll try and make a few small contributions here and there though. MrTrent9484 (9th Feb '09)
  • I'll help. Endron (8th March '09)
  • jobla6
  • The project is inactive. I'll try as hard as I can to help. --TheGrimReaper 19:03, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I'm trying my hardest to revive it. I don't know how much work I can do alone though. Marking as semi-active.Where is WikiResearch? (talk) 14:22, 5 August 2010 (UTC) Signing out after a fair bit of effort... I'll keep updating the links but without some major rethinking of apparent Wiki rules I cannot continue to edit the articles.(delete as necessary)Where is WikiResearch? (talk) 18:59, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Structure[edit]

Parentage[edit]

This project is a daughter project of WikiProject Novels

Goals[edit]

  1. To detail the novels and fictional world of Terry Pratchett's Discworld
  2. To ensure the detail is structured as well as possible

Stylistic conventions[edit]

There are a growing number of stylistic conventions that WikiProject Discworld seeks to enforce; some are derived from the Manual of Style, others are of our own making. If you see an error in a Discworld article, fix it now!!

  1. When talking about the books use italics: ''[[Discworld]]''Discworld
  2. When talking about the Discworld world itself, use regular font and link to the correct article: the [[Discworld (world)|Discworld]]Discworld
  3. All articles should link to both of the above articles where sensible, but avoid overlinking!
  4. All book titles should be italicised and linked on their first appearance.


Templates[edit]

WikiProject Discworld maintains the following templates which should be added as appropriate to articles within our scope.

Infoboxes[edit]

These should be used at the top of the relevant articles.

{{Infobox book}} to be placed on all novel articles Has been placed on all novel articles.

{{Infobox short story}} to be placed on all short story articles

{{Infobox Discworld character}} to be placed on all character articles

WikiProject Discworld
Discworld character
Created by Terry Pratchett


Navbars[edit]

These navbars should be placed at the bottom of the articles. All the articles listed on a template should have that template on them.

{{Discworld books}} to be placed on all novel articles

Other[edit]

Talk page banner[edit]

Our talk-page WikiProject banner is {{WikiProject Discworld}}:

WikiProject Discworld    (Inactive)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Discworld, a project which is currently considered to be inactive.
 

This banner should be added to the talk page of any article that could be within our scope. There are various parameters that can be defined to mark the article for cleanup in various ways: see the template documentation for details.

Userbox[edit]

To show the world that you are working on this WikiProject, you can add the following userbox to your profile using {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Discworld/userbox}}.

DW This user is a member of WikiProject Discworld.


Category:WikiProject Discworld Discworld