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Welcome to the WikiProject for Freemasonry. If you've come to this place and are interested in improving Freemasonry-related knowledge on Wikipedia, simply add your name to the list of participants and jump right in. You might find it helpful to watch this page and the pages listed in the convenient links section below.
- 1 Scope
- 2 Article assessment
- 3 Best Practices
- 4 To do
- 5 Other stuff
- 6 Recognized content
- 7 Formerly recognized content
- 8 Cleaning up
- 9 Convenient links
The scope of this project is to handle all things related to the fraternity known as Freemasonry, its grand lodgess, appendant organizations and related practices. All articles should be written in a neutral and well-documented manner. All articles within this WikiProject should be contained in Category:Freemasonry or one of its subcategories.
Note: Biographies of individuals who were or are Freemasons are not within the scope of this project, unless those individuals played an important role in the history and development of the fraternity, such as Albert Pike, William Preston and others of that caliber.
All editors with a genuine interest in Freemasonry are encouraged to join and participate.
Think of "class" as an assessment of the article's quality and completeness, and "importance" as an assessment of the importance of an article's subject matter within Freemasonry. The two assessments measure different parameters: a Start or Stub class article may well be of High or even Top importance, and vice versa.
Do not assign quality levels FA or GA, as assessments for Featured Article (FA) or Good Article (GA) status are made by external panels and not by Wiki Projects. A quality rating of A indicates that the article is essentially complete, though of course edits will continue to be made.
To qualify as A-Class quality, the article should approach the standards required of a Featured Article. The article may need minor copyedits, but it should be comprehensive, accurate, well-sourced, and well-written. A peer review by project editors should find the article to be a viable a viable candidate for FA status. Assessing an article as A-Class quality requires more than one reviewer. A proposal to promote to A-Class should be made on the article's talk page. To be granted, the proposal should be supported by two uninvolved editors, with no significant opposes. The review should also be noted on the project's discussion page. The standard and the process is more fully explained at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment/A-Class criteria.
Assess an article for quality (other than FA or GA) and importance by placing the following template on its talk page, and filling in the appropriate parameter values:
If you are unsure, leave the value blank, thus:
The following values may be used for the class parameter.
- FA (adds articles to Category:FA-Class Freemasonry-related articles)
- A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Freemasonry-related articles)
- GA (adds articles to Category:GA-Class Freemasonry-related articles)
- B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Freemasonry-related articles)
- C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Freemasonry-related articles)
- Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Freemasonry-related articles)
- Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Freemasonry-related articles)
- NA (for pages where quality assessment is unnecessary, such as book, template, category, disambiguation and redirect pages; adds items to Category:NA-Class Freemasonry-related articles)
- ??? If a quality rating is not assigned, the article will be filed in Category:Unassessed Freemasonry-related articles. The class should be assigned according to the grading scheme. Articles that are unassessed or in dispute can be discussed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Freemasonry/Assessment. Please note that two levels, GA and FA, are assessments made by external panels, rather than by Wikiprojects, a that the A level is reserved for articles that are considered "complete," though of course edits will continue to be made.
The following values may be used for the importance parameter.
- Top (Subject is a must-have for a print encyclopedia)
- High (Subject contributes a depth of knowledge)
- Mid (Subject fills in more minor details)
- Low (Subject is mainly of specialist interest)
- NA (for pages where importance assessment is unnecessary, such as book, template, category, disambiguation and redirect pages; adds items to Category:NA-importance Freemasonry-related articles)
- ??? If an importance rating is not assigned, the article will be filed in Category:Unknown-importance_Freemasonry-related_articles. The rating should be assigned according to the grading scheme. Articles that are unassessed or in dispute can be discussed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Freemasonry/Assessment.
Editors are expected to adhere to all Wikipedia policies when creating articles, and behave in a collegial manner.
Requests for articles
List articles requested to be created in this section. If possible, create the article yourself, instead.
This section is for listing of major projects.
- Clean up and revise main Freemasonry article. There is a lot of duplication of material and statements ... mostly added to refute various POV attacks in past versions. Some of this needs to be consolidated and some can be cut entirely. We may want to restructure as well.
- Currently B. MSJapan 22:37, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
- Articles for all Grand Lodges considered regular by the UGLE and major European lodges (if notable).
- The articles Ancient and Primitive Rite and the Rite of Memphis-Misraim need to be consolidated into one, describing the rite(s) history and current use. This would be a big project requiring someone to do a lot of research.
Report repeated vandalism of Freemasonry-related pages here so that an admin can deal with the issue.
- None at present
Did You Know (DYK)s
Formerly recognized content
Former featured articles
Former good articles
Did You Know (DYK)s
- ...that Indianapolis' Scottish Rite Cathedral is the largest building dedicated to Freemasonry in the United States, and features many measurements in multiples of 33? (From WP:Recent_additions/2008/January)
The Corporation O’ Squaremen was nominated for deletion on 2012-12-30Result: Prod removed. St. Mark's Lodge No. 7 Prince Hall Free & Accepted Masons was nominated for deletion on 2012-12-30Result: Deleted. Solomon's Lodge was nominated for deletion on 2012-12-29Result: Overridden by AFD (see below).
- 2013-01-04: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Freemasonry/ToDo (MfD discussion)
2012-12-29: Solomon's Lodge (AfD discussion)Resolved: Keep 2012-12-29: Phoenix Lodge (AfD discussion)Resolved: Keep, consider renaming 2012-12-29: Winter Park Masonic Lodge (AfD discussion)Resolved: Delete 2012-12-28: Areopagus Lodge (AfD discussion)Resolved: Keep