Wikipedia:WikiProject WikiWorld

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Welcome to WikiProject WikiWorld, a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving visibility of the "WikiWorld" cartoon series on Wikipedia.

(For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and the Guide to WikiProjects).

Goals

Greg Williams is a designer and illustrator for The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida. In cooperation with the Wikimedia Foundation, he is producing comic strips based on various articles and releasing them under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5 License for use on Wikipedia. This WikiProject is intended to coordinate the process of organising the comics.

Scope

The WikiWorld comic summarizes and highlights some of the fascinating but little-known articles in Wikipedia's vast archives. This ongoing series of comics will present visual interpretations on a wide range of topics: obscure concepts and offbeat moments in history and culture, unexpected personality profiles and unlikely slices of everyday life - as well as "mainstream" subjects with humorous potential.


Open tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject WikiWorld:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Update: Keep an eye on The Signpost each week and make sure the articles are linked and tagged properly

Participants[edit]

Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

  1. Phil Boswell (talk · contribs) (creator of {{Illustrated Wikipedia}})
  2. Greg Williams (talk · contribs), creator of the WikiWorld comic strip.
  3. Zanimum (talk · contribs), attempting to syndicate them.
  4. and Bastique (talk · contribs), as the Beaver
  5. SMcCandlish (talk · contribs), rebuilt the {{WikiWorld}} template, and undid rampant template misuse (WikiProject banners claiming that the articles fall within the assessment purview of this project, putting WikiProject templates on article pages instead of their talk pages, etc.)
  6. Lar (talk · contribs) Drawn in to the project by the extra work caused by some potentially not well thought out actions of other participants, may stick around, we'll see.
  7. ACBest (talk · contribs) Will do anything unnecessary. Stupid spell checker...
  8. Once in a Blue Moon (talk · contribs) organizing this page's images into four-month groups

Resources[edit]

Images of the comics[edit]

These are all the images of the comic, placed in the order in which they appeared in the Wikipedia Signpost. When a comic was repeated in another month, it is not shown.

2006 December[edit]

2007 January through April[edit]

2007 May through August[edit]

2007 September through December[edit]

2008 January through April[edit]

Commons Category for images[edit]

These images can also be seen at this commons category: Commons:Category:WikiWorld by Greg Williams.
To refer people to this category, you can use {{commonscat}} like this:
{{commonscat|WikiWorld by Greg Williams}}
which results in the box to the right...
Perhaps discussion should occur on whether this is duplicate effort (maintaining the gallery and also having a category on Commons)?

Discussions about the project or related resources elsewhere[edit]

Templates[edit]

  • {{WikiWorld}} — for use on the talk pages of Wikipedia articles that have been excerpted in "WikiWorld"; see Template:WikiWorld for how to use the template.
  • {{WikiWorldImage}} — Commons template for use on images, adds standard explanatory text and optional link to en:wp article that uses the image (typically this is used by Greg when he uploads, but if Greg forgets anyone else could add it). It also places the image in the commons category described above: Commons:category:WikiWorld by Greg Williams

Non-article WikiWorld pages[edit]

Related projects[edit]