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WikiProject Essays
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Input welcome[edit]

Just posted a new essay at Wikipedia:Confusing arguments mean nothing--Paul McDonald (talk) 21:44, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Essays at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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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) 17:39, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Two questions[edit]

  1. I am thinking about writing an essay about Wikipedia vigilantism. How does one go about starting an essay? Are there essay mentors or collaborators?
  2. Is there a system for grading or rating essays? There is one in particular that I think is, in a word, awful.

--Lightbreather (talk) 02:16, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

@Lightbreather: To start an essay just create the page and start writing, either in your own userspace or in the Wikipedia: namespace. Also there currently is an impact scale, but no quality scale, for the reasons cited at Template:Essaysort#Quality Scale. benzband (talk) 10:45, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
OK. Thanks for the quick reply. Lightbreather (talk) 18:02, 23 July 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)

Compiled essay[edit]

Hi, I compiled / merged two obscure Wikipedia essays (WP:Reliable sources may be non-neutral and WP:Reliable sources are never neutral) that were written in response to each other but were inherently on the same topic, into one (WP:Neutrality of Sources) as per WP:Wikipedia essays so that the reasoning there is consolidated for reference of editors. Feel free to refine. --lTopGunl (talk) 23:58, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Note: To receive additional notifications about WikiProject X on this talk page, please add this page to Wikipedia:WikiProject X/Newsletter. Otherwise, this will be the last notification sent about WikiProject X.

Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)