Wikipedia:WikiProject Mars

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WikiProject Mars

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WikiProject Mars aims to improve the quality of existing articles related to Mars, to create articles to cover a broader range of Mars-related topics, and to categorize and link them in appropriate ways. The result of this work should be articles that are accessible to the lay reader and yet also useful to the professional working in the field. All concrete proposals, suggestions and activities should be discussed on the talk page. Any and all interested parties are encouraged to participate; please let us know who you are by becoming a member.

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Guidelines and Wikipedia policy

Editors should become familiar with Wikipedia's policies, most important of which are No original research, Verifiability, and Neutral point of view. The best way to ensure that an article will not be modified ad nauseam by those who are not familiar with the subject is to (1) be clear, and (2) add citations. In general, one should attempt to include general citations for the lay reader, as well as citations to the scientific literature when appropriate. Citations to tertiary sources (such as news articles) or unreliable sources (such as self-published material and web pages) should be avoided.

How can I help?

  • Find pages that interest you, and to add them to your watchlist.
  • Click on "what links here." The information cited on the referring page is sometimes wrong!
  • Add wikilinks to appropriate topics within articles and cross references to the "see all" sections.
  • Identify topics that need work, and list the deficiencies in the talk page or to do list.
  • Add citations!
  • Be bold! If you don't fix it, no one will.
  • Adopt a topic and bring it to Good article status.

Categories

Categories are a major part of the infrastructure of Wikipedia. They contain lists of related articles and allow users to find articles that are related to each other. Category:Mars is the main category for Mars, although most articles should be listed in subcategories. Beginners should use these categories to organize new or existing articles, and advanced editors are encouraged to maintain and edit the category system itself.

Article assessment

Article assessments are used for internal use within this WikiProject, as well as for selection guidance for use in the 1.0 CD release version of Wikipedia. To assess the quality and priority of an article, it is only necessary to add information to the project banner at the top of each talk page. As an example

{{WPMars | class=B | importance=Top}}

will rate the quality of the article as Class-B, and mark it as being of Top priority. Quality can be one of:

Featured article FA Reserved exclusively for articles that have received "Featured article" status after peer review, and meet the current criteria for featured articles.
A-Class article A Provides a well-written, reasonably clear and complete description of the topic, as described in How to write a great article.
GA The article has passed through the Good article nomination process and been granted GA status, meeting the good article standards.
B The article is mostly complete and without major issues, but requires some further work to reach good article standards.
C The article is substantial, but is still missing important content or contains a lot of irrelevant material. The article should have some references to reliable sources, but may still have significant issues or require substantial cleanup.
Start An article that is developing, but which is quite incomplete and, most notably, lacks adequate reliable sources.
Stub A very basic description: the article is either very short, or a rough collection of information that will need much work to bring it to A-Class level.

Priority is a relative grading scheme only for articles within the domain of Mars, and can be one of:

Top Subject is a must-have for a print encyclopaedia
High Subject contributes a depth of knowledge
Mid Subject fills in more minor details
Low Subject is mainly of specialist interest

If article assessments change, or if substantial change to the topic is proposed, such as a merger, please add this to the comments section: This will show up on the bot generated list.

Statistics and related projects

Project Active Members Assess Active
Astronomy 139 (Unverified) Yes Yes
Constellations (TF) 3 No No
Eclipses 3 No Yes
Astronomical objects 91 (Unverified) Yes Yes
Solar System 65 (Unverified) Yes Yes
Jupiter (TF) 3 No No
Mars 5 Yes No
Moon 10 Yes No

Astronomy, Solar System and Astronomical objects member numbers require verifying,
other member counts and activity statuses are correct as of 25 March 2011.

  • WikiProjects - Directory of Space-related WikiProjects
  • Members - Complete member lists of all Astronomy-related WikiProjects

Recognized content

Featured articles

Good articles

Former good articles

Former featured portals

Featured pictures

Did you know? articles

Main page featured articles

In the News articles

Picture of the day pictures

Members

Add your name to the list here, and add {{User WPMars}} to your user page. Current members:

  1. DanHobley (talk · contribs)
  2. Darmokandjalad (talk · contribs)
  3. davidlchandler (talk · contribs)
  4. Drbogdan (talk · contribs)
  5. Kelphin (talk · contribs)
  6. molliechristine (talk · contribs)
  7. Ninney (talk · contribs)
  8. Purz12 (talk · contribs)
  9. Schaffman (talk · contribs)
  10. Terra Novus (talk · contribs)
  11. Ug5151 (talk · contribs)
  12. ammorgan2 (talk · contribs)
  13. monareal (talk · contribs)
  14. Anti-Quasar (talk · contribs)
  15. amanuelbayu (talk · contribs)
  16. Alcoll12 (talk · contribs)
  17. WarrenPlatts (talk · contribs)
  18. Ericmachmer (talk · contribs)


  1. Dan Tromedlov (talk · contribs)
  2. General Eisenhower (talk · contribs)
  3. Marskell (talk · contribs)
  4. Mlm42 (talk · contribs)
  5. Riffsyphon1024 (talk · contribs)
  6. MER-C (talk · contribs)
  7. Atura (talk · contribs)
  8. Billcarr178 (talk · contribs)
  9. Sbandrews (talk · contribs)
  10. Bernstein2291 (talk · contribs)
  11. Sdsds (talk · contribs) 20:49, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
  12. Sahmeditor (talk · contribs) 22:29, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
  13. Van der Hoorn (talk · contribs) 17:19, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
  14. Shrewpelt 16:52, 22 August 2007 (UTC)
  15. Pico del Teide
  16. Needamedic (talk · contribs)
  17. WikiRevise (talk · contribs)
  18. VirtualDave (talk · contribs)
  19. AndersFeder (talk · contribs)
  20. Ruyl3 (talk · contribs)
  21. Eddie mars (talk · contribs)
  22. Xizao (talk · contribs) 13 August 2010
  23. schaffman (talk · contribs)
  24. Dbigwood (talk · contribs)

To do list

Project templates

Here are the list of Mars related templates.

Main pages

Navboxes

What to type What it makes Description
{{Mars}} A footer for important pages concerning Mars.
{{Mars spacecraft}} A footer for important pages for Mars spacecraft missions.

Infoboxes

What to type What it makes Description
{{MarsGeo}}
{{{name}}}
Infobox for geology on Mars
{{Infobox Mars crater}}
WikiProject Mars
Planet Mars
Infobox for articles about Mars craters
{{MarsGeo-Mount}}
{{{name}}}
Infobox for articles about Mars mountains
{{MarsGeo-Valley}}
{{{name}}}
Infobox for articles about the Mars valley
{{MarsGeo-Plains}}
{{{name}}}
Infobox for articles about the plains on Mars

Stubs

What to type What it makes Description
{{Mars-stub}} For stubs relating to Mars
{{Mars-spacecraft-stub}} For stubs relating to Mars spacecraft or satellite missions

Project banners

What to type What it makes Description
{{WikiProject Mars}}
WikiProject Solar System / Mars (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Solar System, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the Solar System on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
Taskforce icon
This page is supported by WikiProject Mars.
 
For more information, see the Solar System importance assessment guideline.
A banner to be placed on Talk pages, identifying that this topic is managed by the Mars project.
{{WikiProject Solar System|class=|importance=|mars=|mars-importance=}}
WikiProject Solar System / Mars (Rated B-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Solar System, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the Solar System on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
B-Class article B  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 High  This page has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This page is supported by WikiProject Mars (marked as Top-importance).
 
For more information, see the Solar System importance assessment guideline.
A banner to be placed on Talk pages, identifying that this topic is supported by WikiProject Solar System.

Tools

Main tool page: toolserver.org
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

External watchlist

Directory Directory of WikiProjects

 

Council WikiProject Council

 

Guide Guide to WikiProjects