Wikipedia:WikiProject Microsoft Windows

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Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Microsoft Windows. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there. For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and Wikipedia:WikiProject/Best practices.

Scope[edit]

Welcome to WikiProject Microsoft Windows! Microsoft Windows is the world's most used and most well-known general-purpose operating system, and has a history spanning over twenty years, works on everything from telephones to servers in data centers, and is the subject of one of the most intense love/hate relationships in the history of technology.

Our mission is pretty simple:

  • Gather together and organise every article Wikipedia has on Microsoft Windows,
  • Continue to work on improving the quality, neutrality, accuracy, and informative value of the prose, and
  • Co-ordinate and brainstorm on what the best ways are to accomplish these things.

Project divisions[edit]

Descendant WikiProjects[edit]

Participants[edit]

Users marked Green tickY are active users while those marked with Red XN are not active. Users with a line through their names (like this) are blocked, banned, vanished or locked.

Last updated 08:29, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

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Templates[edit]

Infoboxes[edit]

While there are no Windows-specific Infoboxes on Wikipedia at present, we do use a few existing templates:

Navboxes[edit]

  • {{Microsoft}} covers stuff mostly outside the scope of this WikiProject, but any article about a Windows technology in that template needs the template at the bottom of that article.
  • {{Microsoft Windows components}} belongs at the bottom of any main article about Windows components
  • {{Microsoft Windows family}} belongs at the bottom of any main article about Windows operating systems, including forthcoming releases and articles about releases that were discussed by Microsoft and the press, but were never released (e.g. Windows Nashville).
  • {{Windows commands}}

Stubs[edit]

NOTE: Stubs are managed by the Stub-sorting WikiProject. Before creating a new stub, you should propose it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. See Wikipedia:Stub for general guidelines on proposing stub templates and categories. DO NOT simply create new stub templates, as these will be deleted.

  • {{Windows-stub}} - note that this should only be used for stuff in the operating system itself, not third-party programs
  • {{Windows-game-stub}} - used to identify a stub about a video game released for Microsoft Windows
  • {{Windows-software-stub}} - note that this should only be used for third-party programs
  • {{Microsoft-stub}} - anything else Microsoft-related
  • {{Microsoft-software-stub}} - used to identify a stub about software created or produced by Microsoft (other than Windows)

Talk page banner[edit]

Userboxes[edit]

{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Microsoft Windows/Userbox}}:
Win-like-userbox.png This user is a member of
WikiProject Microsoft Windows.
{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Microsoft Windows/Userbox2}}:
Win-like-userbox.png This user uses the Windows operating system and is part of the corresponding WikiProject.

Categories[edit]

Here's a breakdown of the categories this WikiProject aims to cover:

Click the "►" below to see all subcategories:
Click the "►" below to see all subcategories:

Subpages[edit]

Lists[edit]

These lists are Windows-centric:

These lists have Windows stuff in them:

Articles[edit]

Stats[edit]


Wikipedia articles on Microsoft Windows[edit]

New Wikipedia articles related to Microsoft Windows[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Microsoft Windows-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Wikipedia page. DYN has a 72 hr. time limit from the creation of the article.

Article improvement drive[edit]

Collaboration of the week[edit]

Peer review[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Former featured articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Former good articles[edit]

Did you know? articles[edit]

Main page featured articles[edit]

In the News articles[edit]


Articles proposed for deletion[edit]

Screenshots and logos[edit]

It's really important that we get the license and fair use rationale on all copyrighted images and logos we intend to use. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Microsoft Windows/Licensing for a short essay and reference for using screenshots and logos of Microsoft Windows in the encyclopedia.

See also[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Templates

External links[edit]

Directory Directory of WikiProjects

 

Council WikiProject Council

 

Guide Guide to WikiProjects