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The Sega Task Force[edit]
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The Wikiproject Sega TaskForce
Some Wikipedians have formed a task force to better organize information in articles related to Sega. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; For more information on task forces, please see WP:TASKFORCE; it is hoped that this task force 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.

If you'd like to join in, just add your name to the members list below, or at our official members list at WP:SEGA/M.

Scope[edit]
This task force aims to create and maintain Sega articles, which include articles exclusively related to Sega. The majority of these articles are video games, but include character biographies, character lists, soundtracks, consoles, manga, movies, television shows, legal cases involving Sega, and more. The Sega Task Force attempts to standardize the content and format of data in said articles. In addition, this task force aims to provide some degree of damage control for poorly written or extraneous Sega-related articles.

Specifically, the task force supports all articles that cover anything Sega, as well as anything that Sega designed, produced, or holds a copyright on. However, please note that "game" articles are only included in this task force if they are published by Sega, or include Sega characters. Check out our category page to see what is currently listed as being within our scope.

Goals[edit]
  • Organize all Sega-related articles through the usage of templates, categories, and stubs.
  • Improve on Sega-related articles to higher qualities and to good and featured article status.
  • Create new articles relating to Sega, as long as they are encyclopedic and adhere to Wikipedia policies.
Writing articles[edit]
The following is a brief overview of Wikipedia:Guide to writing better articles, with some elaboration and extra points provided by task force members.
Layout
  • Introductory material: Good articles should start with a brief lead section which introduces the reader to the topic.
  • Size: Articles should be kept relatively short with mostly only necessary information. When articles grow past this amount of readable text, they should be broken up to improve readability and ease of editing.
  • Paragraphs: Remember that paragraphs should be relatively short to reduce eyestrain, but not too short. If it does manage to become too long, divide it up into separate paragraphs with similar themes.
  • Headings: Headings can help clarify articles and compose the table of contents. For more information, see Wikipedia:Section.
  • Images: If the article can be illustrated with pictures, find an appropriate place to position these images, where they relate closely to text they illustrate.
  • Standard appendices: Other optional sections can be included as well. This includes quotations, related topics, references, and external links (also called further reading).
  • Also, please see Wikipedia:Long article layout or Wikipedia:Article size if the article manages to become too large.
Think of the reader
  • State the obvious, which is usually done at the first sentence or two of the article.
  • Have a Lead section, a section before the first headline. It should establish significances, large implications and why we should care.
  • Use other languages sparingly, and make sure it is used only as extra information, not something the reader needs to know to understand the article. However, in the English-language Wikipedia, the English form does not always have to come first, sometimes the non-English word is better as the main text with the English in parentheses or set off by commas after it, and sometimes not.
  • Use colour sparingly, as too many colours on one page make them look cluttered and unencyclopedic.
Use clear, precise and accurate terms
  • Be succinct; state the facts without rambling on with excessive wording. Fewer words is usually a good thing, unless they are informal words.
  • Use the principle of least astonishment. Be sure to plan your pages and links so that everything appears reasonable and makes sense.
  • The phrase refers to should usually be found near the beginning of Wikipedia articles.
  • Check your facts and make sure everything is true, usually through citing good sources. Also avoid blanket terms unless you have verified them and stay on topic (avoid irrelevant information). When dealing with fiction (such as Nintendo characters) you should be sure to clearly distinguish fact and fiction as well.
  • Be sure to pay attention to spelling and grammar, especially of new page names.
  • Avoid misplaced formality — phrases such as "utilize", "thereafter", "in order [to/for]", "prior to" (use "before"), "in lieu of", and "whilst" should always be avoided. Avoid informality, as well; contractions and two letter verbs are usually unacceptable.
  • Omit redundancies, such as vague terms of size (a number of, a vast majority of), excessive transitions (overuse of "also", "additionally", and "moreover"), "was able to", passive voice, and repeats (brilliant genius, destructive disaster, many different, and so on). Using redundancies for emphasis is acceptable in some situations.
  • Avoid peacock and weasel terms that show off the subject or expresses opinions. Plus, these terms usually violate the redundnacy and succinctness clauses above.
  • When making an article, make omissions explicit and always aim for completeness.
Other issues
  • Avoid rambling on about plot summaries; keep them concise and always include out-of-universe information, such as development, reception, and debate.
  • Do not use honorifics or titles such as Mr, Ms, Rev, Doctor, etc.
  • Avoid inappropriate subjects. Please remember Wikipedia is not an advertising medium or home page service.
  • Avoid making your articles orphans and be sure to add links. However when you do create links, link only one or a few instances of the same term; don't link all instances of it. See also: Wikipedia:Links.
  • For issues involving pronouns, see m:Quest for gender-neutral pronouns and the discussion.
  • Remember to integrate changes. For example, when you make a change to some text, rather than appending the new text you'd like to see included at the bottom of the page, if you feel so motivated, please place and edit your comments so that they flow seamlessly with the present text.
  • Be sure to remember that unimportant things are important, too.
  • Everyone makes mistakes, though try to avoid making common mistakes.
  • It is best to make a personal copy of an article, just in case you get into some sort of edit war or a revert war. However, be sure to stay cool.
Article examples[edit]
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Members[edit]
If you would like to join our task force, please click here and add your username by signing with #{{User|YOURUSERNAME}} or #~~~ at the bottom of the list (and someone will do the rest). Feel free to put a comment by your name.
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Members[edit]

Active and respondent to November 2013 roll call[edit]

  1. Simon Alexander Tolhurst (talk · contribs) (formerly the user Gaogier, Sega Wikiproject Creator and Founder.)
  2. Red Phoenix (talk · contribs) (Returned to Wikipedia and the Sega Task Force after five years of inactivity on May 2013)
  3. Sjones23 (talk · contribs) A big fan of Sega games for years, particularly the Sakura Wars and the Sonic series
  4. Cube_b3 (talk · contribs) Live Sega, Die Hard
  5. Matticusmadness (talk · contribs) Mainly all about Sonic but i'm into some of the other SEGA brands, Crazy Taxi , Sword of Vermilion , Shining Force are the ones you can generally get help from me about. Leave me a talk page and i'll even deal with *shudder* Sonic the Hedgehog (2006 video game)
  6. Shadow Android (talk · contribs)
  7. WTGDMan1986 (talk · contribs) (Sega fan since I received first console, the Genesis in 1993. Wishes to improve articles.)
  8. Tezero (talk · contribs) Technically was still on semi-retirement as of November 2013, but is active again as of January 2014. He mainly edits Sonic articles; he got into the series circa 2003 by watching/playing Sonic 3 for PC at his brother's preschool.
  9. Dissident93 (talk · contribs) (I'm interested in improving the audio/musical side of Sega, which seems to be obscure/non important even to Sega fans and it looks like I'm one of the few who cares enough :P)

Non-respondent to November 2013 roll call[edit]

NOTE: While the following list of members did not respond to the 2013 roll call as of 17:19, 4 November 2013 (UTC), it should not be assumed that all members on the list below are necessarily inactive editors. In the interest of time, it is not practical to do a comprehensive activity review of every member of the task force below, and said editors may return to Wikipedia at any time if they are inactive. Editors that answer the roll call or return to Wikipedia may move their names at will to the list above.

  1. Doktor Wilhelm (talk · contribs)
  2. Fairfieldfencer (talk · contribs) (Humongus Sonic fan and will do whatever it takes to improve articles and protect them against vandalism.)
  3. Fwooshlewooshle (talk · contribs) (interested in Sega and anything having to do with Sega)
  4. 1yodsyo1 (talk · contribs) (interested in improving Sega's articles, and Sega's future video games)
  5. Elven6 (talk · contribs) (Want to improve and add Sega articles)
  6. Indigo Rush (talk · contribs) (Huge fan of Sonic and Sega, want to help make the articles better overall)
  7. JeffreyG435 (talk · contribs) (I love Sega and Sonic}
  8. NiGHTS into Dreams... (talk · contribs) (Big fan of NiGHTS, Sonic, and SEGA!)
  9. Kuriza (talk · contribs) (Big Sonic and NiGHTS fan.)
  10. Sir Intellegence (talk · contribs) (Sonic and Tails)
  11. Spottedstripe (talk · contribs) (Psycho Sonic fan...and Sega freak in general!!)
  12. Radman622 (talk · contribs) (Knowledgable Sonic fan, who knows about Sega too. Will fight to the death for the truth.)
  13. Nreive (talk · contribs) (Big Sega fan. Good knowledge of games and magazines from the Mega Drive era.)
  14. Janadore (talk · contribs)
  15. Plasma Twa 2 (talk · contribs) (Sonic fan, mostly know about topics from the mid 90's.)
  16. Kolano (talk · contribs) (List of Dreamcast games supporter)
  17. Dylanlip (talk · contribs) (Archie Sonic fan, fixing up the Archie pages one by one.)
  18. Bridies (talk · contribs)
  19. Dr. Spikez (talk · contribs)
  20. Supah kid (talk · contribs)
  21. JKKDARK (talk · contribs)
  22. Shadowsega75 (talk · contribs) (Self Proclamed Fan of Sonic and Sega)
  23. Malphus (talk · contribs) (big Sonic fan(Sonic the Hedgehog 3 pwns), big Dreamcast fan)
  24. Cass-n-day (talk · contribs) [loved the Sega Gen., love monkeyball and love all sonics]
  25. Mew Mitsuki (talk · contribs) (Shadow and Maria Rule! I want to make the articles accurate and better!)
  26. Special Operation (talk · contribs) (Let's Do It, To It!)
  27. Marioandsonicfan (talk · contribs) Big sonic fan. Just got my genesis today.
  28. Schwarzes Nacht (talk · contribs) (Big Sonic fan since Sonic 3, I need to get some more experience with Wikipedia, so I should start by editing stuff I actualy know a lot about ^_^)
  29. Sonicobbsessed (talk · contribs) (sonic fan for years and help with article edits and descussion.)
  30. Cradel (talk · contribs)
  31. Lbrun12415 (talk · contribs)
  32. Super Knuckles (talk · contribs) (Big fan of Knuckles, that awaits for the return of Super Knuckles, and Knuckles to be playable in Sonic Unleashed)
  33. TONO459 (talk · contribs)(Thinks Sonic need's his own wikiproject((Notify me if one is there or made)))
  34. Mysterious Nazo (talk · contribs)
  35. Ratchet27 (talk · contribs)(Best shadow artist ever!)
  36. Unknown the Hedgehog (talk · contribs) (I became a huge Sonic fan when I played Sonic Adventure 2 Battle.)
  37. GENERALZERO (talk · contribs)
  38. SLJCOAAATR 1 (talk · contribs) (Need a SOUL?)
  39. Person373 (talk · contribs) Sonic rocks
  40. Malpass93 (talk · contribs) Sonic = Class
  41. Galaxydragon (talk · contribs) I'm a huge Sonic fan since 1991.
  42. S.C.Ruffeyfan (talk · contribs) I love Sonic and Super Monkey Ball. I want to help with info and stuff.
  43. GGsYoyo (talk · contribs) (I'm a big Jet Set Radio fan. The biggest one yet possibly.)
  44. DiniO5 (talk · contribs) (Big fan of all Sonic games created during the Sega Mega Drive era)
  45. Admiral Norton (talk · contribs)
  46. AlexanderTG (talk · contribs) (I retro-game, and Sega made a lot of the systems I like.)
  47. Mr. Old-Skool (talk · contribs) (My username should say it all...)
  48. Garonyldas (talk · contribs) - I've been a fan of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise since its inception and I'm glad to have this opportunity to contribute.
  49. Nintendofootball (talk · contribs) Fan of retro and non retro sega and nintendo games
  50. A Link to the Past (talk · contribs)
  51. NerfGUNNER06 (talk · contribs)
  52. Cream147 (talk · contribs)
  53. KillerSim187 (talk · contribs)
  54. Cabe6403 (talk · contribs) - Big Dreamcast and retro sega fan. Build a custom arcade controlled for my Dreamcast.
  55. SuperSonicUnleashed (talk · contribs) thinks Sonic Unleashed is the best game published by SEGA! I've beated the game only from the Wii version.
  56. Junk Police (talk)
  57. MefiresuzaDaku (talk · contribs) (Sonic the Hedgehog (series) fan; helps with corrections, minor or not, in Wikipedia, having to do with Sonic games)
  58. KL. Excqtable (talk) I'll do my best to do my best
  59. Secret Saturdays (talk · contribs)
  60. NeoSkyte (talk · contribs)I guess I'll help out the best I can
  61. NeoDoubleGames (talk · contribs)
  62. Chopper Dave (talk · contribs) I'm interested in expanding the SEGA development studio pages.
  63. SonikkuForever (talk · contribs) Huge Sonic fan and self-proclaimed "Sonic Expert."
  64. HISHEfan (talk · contribs) Same as above.
  65. Dalekusa (talk)
  66. RetroBob (talk · contribs)
  67. MathMaven (talk · contribs) I love Sonic the Hedgehog; I want to see good articles that have his name!
  68. SonicFan5772 (talk · contribs)
  69. alfredofreak (talk · contribs) First console: Genesis. 'nuff said. Seriously though, I'm looking to rewrite articles, track down sources, and (my favorite part) add soundtrack info where necessary.
  70. sonicshadow267 (talk · contribs)I am a big Sonic the Hedgehog fan ,especially the games about him.
  71. AntonTchekhov (talk · contribs)Sega fan since first playing Phantasy star on SMS, circa 1989.
  72. Kirananils (talk · contribs)
  73. PaleBlueDot79 (talk · contribs) Particular interest in Sega Master System and Sega Megadrive consoles and their games.
  74. Folken de Fanel (talk · contribs) I'm a huge Sega Saturn fan, I'll be working on its franchises, particularly Panzer Dragoon, my favorite !

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To Do[edit]

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Article Guidelines[edit]
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  1. The five pillars of Wikipedia: a quick rundown of the 5 key rules you need to start editing.
  2. Simplified ruleset: 16 rules of thumb to help you avoid problems.
  3. List of policies: A comprehensive list of the 42 official policies with very quick summaries.

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