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WikiProject Culture (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Culture, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of culture 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.
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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Culture:
  1. Join this project and put it on your watchlist
  2. List Articles below that are about Culture
    1. Anything - It's a broad topic
    2. We'll sort them out later
  3. Help build the Culture Project
    1. Wikipedia:WikiProject_Culture/General
    2. Wikipedia:WikiProject_Culture/Strategy

Article List[edit]

Culture: Zodiac | Smoking ban | Pseudoscience | Africa | Cherokee | Captain Kangaroo | Beer | ...

Comments and Suggestions[edit]

- I think this project is too big and too less advertised - The Featured article or Featured Picture havent been changed since... a very long time ago. Who has suggestions?

Improvement drive[edit]

Meditation is currently nominated on WP:IDRIVE. If you want to see it improved and could help us bring it up to featured standard, please vote for it here! --Fenice 08:59, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Articles for the Wikipedia 1.0 project[edit]

Hi, I'm a member of the Wikipedia:Version_1.0_Editorial_Team, which is looking to identify quality articles in Wikipedia for future publication on CD or paper. We recently began assessing using these criteria, and we are looking for A-Class and good B-Class articles, with no POV or copyright problems. Can you recommend any suitable articles related to culture? We are also looking for FAs. Please post your suggestions here. Cheers!--Shanel 22:48, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

suggest merge...[edit]

I'm not gonna slap a Merge template atop a Project page. But I seriously suggest merging this project into Wikipedia:WikiProject Ethnic groups There seems to be a huge overlap. --Ling.Nut 18:56, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

Project Directory[edit]

Hello. The WikiProject Council is currently in the process of developing a master directory of the existing WikiProjects to replace and update the existing Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Directory. These WikiProjects are of vital importance in helping wikipedia achieve its goal of becoming truly encyclopedic. Please review the following pages:

and make any changes to the entries for your project that you see fit. There is also a directory of portals, at User:B2T2/Portal, listing all the existing portals. Feel free to add any of them to the portals or comments section of your entries in the directory. The three columns regarding assessment, peer review, and collaboration are included in the directory for both the use of the projects themselves and for that of others. Having such departments will allow a project to more quickly and easily identify its most important articles and its articles in greatest need of improvement. If you have not already done so, please consider whether your project would benefit from having departments which deal in these matters. It is my hope to have the existing directory replaced by the updated and corrected version of the directory above by November 1. Please feel free to make any changes you see fit to the entries for your project before then. If you should have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you. B2T2 20:54, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

New infobox[edit]

Here Template:Infobox Artist. Arniep 17:43, 26 October 2006 (UTC)


Beginning cross-post.

See Wikipedia talk:Version 1.0 Editorial Team#Stablepedia. If you wish to comment, please comment there. MESSEDROCKER 03:02, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

End cross-post. Please do not comment more in this section.

Wikipedia Day Awards[edit]

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afriad) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 15:52, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Aim for diagnosis[edit]

Could we have some opinions on why this project has so far failed? I would suspect the subject is too unspecific, i.e. not many are interested in working on a project that deals with generic culture, they want to be working with the specific parts of culture that resonate with their moods and preferences. Still, I would think that with a revised project goal this could be countered successfully. Could it for instance have a meta function vis-à-vis other WikiProjects like the ones on music, dance, books, film, television etc., being a resource repository, think tank and/or coordinating hub? Just by accepting the parentage of these various projects would attract people here, like me, who came here now frustrated that the Books WikiProject doesn't have a parent. __meco 22:05, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

An RfC on the appropriateness of an image in the Culture section of the WP:FA India[edit]

It would be very helpful if members of this project could weigh in on a dispute about the appropriateness of an image in the Culture section of a country page. The RfC is posted here. 22:29, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Notice of List articles[edit]

Page(s) related to this project have been created and/or added to one of the Wikipedia:Contents subpages (not by me).

This note is to let you know, so that experts in the field can expand them and check them for accuracy, and so that they can be added to any watchlists/tasklists, and have any appropriate project banners added, etc. Thanks. --Quiddity 18:39, 5 November 2007 (UTC)


I am a representative of WP:WikiProject Popular Culture and I originally came here to see if this project would be our parent project. However, it seems this place is largely inactive. If anyone is still doing work around here, I would be interested to see if there could be any sort of collaboration between our projects. If not, no big deal. --ErgoSum88 (talk) 09:27, 24 April 2008 (UTC)


Scooby-Doo has been nominated for a featured article review. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to featured quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, articles are moved onto the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article from featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Reviewers' concerns are here. Ultra! 15:08, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Vital articles[edit]

Any editor with a broad knowledge of culture is invited to take a look at Wikipedia:Vital articles and offer suggestions on how to improve the list of 1000 vital Wikipedia articles, as well as on the process of choosing them. It suffers from a severe lack of attention and POV editing. — goethean 01:48, 12 May 2008 (UTC)


Butter has been nominated for a featured article review. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to featured quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, articles are moved onto the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article from featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Reviewers' concerns are here. Ultra! 18:56, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Rename proposal for the lists of basic topics[edit]

This project's subject has a page in the set of Lists of basic topics.

See the proposal at the Village pump to change the names of all those pages.

The Transhumanist 09:56, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

A discussion[edit]

An important discussion on " Should WikiProjects get prior approval of other WikiProjects (Descendant or Related or any ) to tag articles that overlaps their scope ? " is open here . We welcome you to participate and give your valuable opinions. -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - , member of WikiProject Council. 14:18, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Dual inheritance theory[edit]

Would dual inheritance theory be appropriate for this WikiProject? It's a theory on cultural evolution. EPM (talk) 23:10, 11 July 2008 (UTC)


This may be of interest: Wikipedia:Templates_for_deletion/Log/2008_November_2#Template:UK_underground. Ty 01:54, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

New Member[edit]

I'm new to the Project, just thought I'd introduce myself. Sean (talk || contribs) 04:35, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

Pop culture history[edit]

Does this article have any redeeming features: Pop culture history, 1920-present? I'm thinking of nominating it for deletion as it is so poorly put together. The article creator removed the maintenance tags. Fences&Windows 03:43, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Missing article[edit]

Right now Culture clash is a dab page that doesn't discuss culture clash. Would someone be up to it? LeadSongDog come howl 21:48, 10 February 2010 (UTC)


Hi, guys! I just joined, and created this

Roman ruins and sculpture, Panini This user is a member of WikiProject Culture.

Use it if you like it! All best, i am founder of WikiProject Cultural Property of Great Importance, so i will help this project also trough mine! :) --Tadijataking 15:29, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Request for Comment at Talk:Judaism regarding the term "religion"[edit]

Please see the following request for comment. Talk:Judaism#Should_the_term_.22religion.22_appear_descriptively_in_the_first_sentence.3F. Input would be much appreciated.Griswaldo (talk) 04:10, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Assessment missing?[edit]

Any particular reason why Template:WikiProject Culture does not support assessment? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 16:48, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Culture of Malaysia[edit]

I've listed Culture of Malaysia for peer review here. All comments are more than welcome! Chipmunkdavis (talk) 16:15, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Deletion review discussion - Category:Worst Picture Golden Raspberry Award winners[edit]

Deletion review discussion regarding Golden Raspberry Award winners, please see Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2010 December 1. Thank you for your time, -- Cirt (talk) 20:12, 1 December 2010 (UTC)


Is this project active? I see mostly bot announcements and little if any discussion. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 22:23, 10 January 2011 (UTC)[edit]

The wiki was launched in April 2010. Texts about the culture of Slovenia are available under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license, the same license as used by Wikipedia. See Enhance Wikipedia! and Terms of Use. Published by the Slovenian Ministry of Culture and Ljudmila (media laboratory). --Eleassar my talk 13:49, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Tamil Nadu in India has many intangible culture heritage[edit]

In Tamil Nadu, which is in the SouthEastern India, in the Indian peninsula, has may such things, which can be inculded the heading, "Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity." The concerned people should research about it and update it.

For the information of people, In Russia, an all weather proof, nuclear explosion proof protection is given for a few books, and one of them is our Tamil scholarly contribution to the world, Thirukkural.

So, there are a lot of things in this ancient culture than can be included, which is being lost by invasion of English language in our language television, day-to-day life, etc. pls do the needful. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:26, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Proposal to change a section title[edit]

There's a proposal to adjust one of the main section titles used in "Wikipedia's contents". See Portal talk:Contents#Proposal for main section title adjustment. The Transhumanist 02:08, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Proposal to move some common sub-categories from Category:Cultures[edit]

Please view and comment my proposal - Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2011 October 29#Move some common sub-categories from Category:Cultures. --Averaver (talk) 14:43, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Creative Culture[edit]

WikiProject Globalization proposal[edit]

Hi WikiProject Culture members, A few of us are trying to get a WikiProject Globalization up and running. Members of this project would work together to improve the quality of articles on Wikipedia on Globalization, global issues and related topics. If you're interested in globalization, please come by and check out our proposal. We'd appreciate any feedback about our ideas, and of course your support if you were interested in lending it. Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 11:34, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Related: The article Globalization has undergone major re-structuring. WikiProject Culture members are invited to review and comment on the article and add relevant missing information or sections in which your project may have an interest. Also, you may be interested in reviewing the updated Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Globalization proposal for a new WikiProject. Regards, Meclee (talk) 14:36, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

New WikiProject Globalization[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject_Globalization is a new project to improve Wikipedia's coverage of aspects of Globalization and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. Meclee (talk) 18:38, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Freedom of speech = New WikiProject[edit]

Hi there, I'm notifying this WikiProject due to its relevance to Freedom of speech. I've recently gone ahead and created WP:WikiProject Freedom of speech. If you're interested, here are some easy things you can do:

  1. List yourself as a participant in the WikiProject, by adding your username here: Wikipedia:WikiProject_Freedom_of_speech#Participants.
  2. Add userbox {{User Freedom of speech}} to your userpage, which lists you as a member of the WikiProject.
  3. Tag relevant talk pages of articles and other relevant pages using {{WikiProject Freedom of speech}}.
  4. Join in discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Freedom of speech.
  5. Notify others you think might be interested in Freedom of speech to join the WikiProject.

Thank you for your interest in Freedom of speech, — Cirt (talk) 22:35, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Notice of Peer Review Request[edit]

Peer review has been requested and reviews will be appreciated for the article Globalization.

Culture of Asia[edit]

Culture of Asia has been requested to be renamed, see talk:Culture of Asia -- (talk) 05:23, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Cooperative WikiProject[edit]

WikiProject Globalization, with assistance from Outlines WikiProject, has drafted an Outline of globalization. We welcome your input, additions, and comments. Meclee (talk) 16:47, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

Horrible Histories[edit]

Hi. We're having a discussion on the fate of Horrible Histories TV show at: Horrible Histories (2009 TV series)#Moving on. As a relevant Wikiproject, we would greatly appreciate it if you would voice your opinion on the talk page, or to have a crack at editing and improving it. Thankyou for your time. :)--Coin945 (talk) 13:22, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Culture Templates: Collapsible?[edit]

Hi! Is it possible to make this kind of Culture templates collapsible? Similar to this one. (| state = ) -- Thanks and cheers Horst-schlaemma (talk) 11:38, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Four-paragraph leads -- a WP:RfC on the matter[edit]

Hello, everyone. There is a WP:RfC on whether or not the leads of articles should generally be no longer than four paragraphs (refer to WP:Manual of Style/Lead section for the current guideline). As this will affect Wikipedia on a wide scale, including WikiProjects that often deal with article formatting, if the proposed change is implemented, I invite you to the discussion; see here: Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Lead section#RFC on four paragraph lead. Flyer22 (talk) 17:19, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Culture at Wikimania 2014[edit]

Project Leaflet WikiProject Medicine back and front v1.png

Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film

• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.

• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.

• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____

• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost

The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014

For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:

Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 09:31, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

npp for category tool[edit]

Please comment. Gryllida (talk) 23:32, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

The Arts[edit]

Not sure I should asses something without discussion, especially something so major, but "The Arts" seems like a pretty significant article. In fact, even Wikipedia tells me that it's "one of the supplemental core articles, which every encyclopedia should have.". However it's accessed completely and the page itself seems barely worked on for something so important. (talk) 09:15, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Snow spray[edit]

Notable or not? Bearian (talk) 21:15, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

RfC United States same-sex marriage map[edit]

I opened up an RfC for the U.S. same-sex marriage map due to the complicated situation of Kansas: RfC: How should we color Kansas?. Prcc27 (talk) 04:37, 9 December 2014 (UTC)