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WikiProject Home Living (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Home Living, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Home 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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Nice[edit]

Heh wow, just found this WikiProject and I think it's a great idea. I was just thinking how everyday common items such as "Bed", "Couch", "Wallet" etc. ought to have their own wikiproject. -- œ 02:40, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

This message is being sent to each WikiProject that participates in the WP 1.0 assessment system. On Saturday, January 23, 2010, the WP 1.0 bot will be upgraded. Your project does not need to take any action, but the appearance of your project's summary table will change. The upgrade will make many new, optional features available to all WikiProjects. Additional information is available at the WP 1.0 project homepage. — Carl (CBM · talk) 03:25, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced living people articles bot[edit]

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Project watchlist[edit]

Everyone should check out the new WikiProject Home Living Watchlist. It lets you see recent changes to all articles within the scope of this project. -- œ 12:04, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Home articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

Version 0.8 is a collection of Wikipedia articles selected by the Wikipedia 1.0 team for offline release on USB key, DVD and mobile phone. Articles were selected based on their assessed importance and quality, then article versions (revisionIDs) were chosen for trustworthiness (freedom from vandalism) using an adaptation of the WikiTrust algorithm.

We would like to ask you to review the Home articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Sunday, November 14th.

We have greatly streamlined the process since the Version 0.7 release, so we aim to have the collection ready for distribution by the end of November, 2010. As a result, we are planning to distribute the collection much more widely, while continuing to work with groups such as One Laptop per Child and Wikipedia for Schools to extend the reach of Wikipedia worldwide. Please help us, with your WikiProject's feedback!

If you have already provided feedback, we deeply appreciate it. For the Wikipedia 1.0 editorial team, SelectionBot 16:33, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

I have created together with Smallman12q a toolserver tool that shows a weekly-updated list of cleanup categories for WikiProjects, that can be used as a replacement for WolterBot and this WikiProject is among those that are already included (because it is a member of Category:WolterBot cleanup listing subscriptions). See the tool's wiki page, this project's listing in one big table or by categories and the index of WikiProjects. Svick (talk) 20:54, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Shutters on Windows[edit]

Window shutters are beginning to lose touch in today's home improvement trends. This is a classic trend that must be restored and treasured. Let me suggest a link to this resource: http://www.plantationshuttersplace.com Thekikomoto (talk) 18:52, 19 October 2011 (UTC) Frank

Chimney sweep -categorisation help and advice.[edit]

Hi, a number of fairly experienced editors have contributed to Chimney sweep which features the World's first recognised occupational disease and first legislation against child labour, either of which should make it a high importance article. Unbelievably it's languishing as a low importance household item yet we can't find anywhere else to classify it -or to get the expert attention it deserves. It might need to be merged with Chimney sweeps' carcinoma and it needs more sources but it is a potential featured article. Please advise -and thanks in eager anticipation! JRPG (talk) 21:57, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been featured[edit]

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Hello,
Please note that Home appliance, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by Theo's Little Bot at 02:52, 24 July 2013 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

One of your project's articles has been featured[edit]

Today's Article For Improvement star.svg

Hello,
Please note that Mansion, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by Theo's Little Bot at 00:07, 5 August 2013 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

Jacque Fresco - 3D Projector.jpg[edit]

image:Jacque Fresco - 3D Projector.jpg has been nominated for deletion at PUF -- 76.65.128.222 (talk) 04:41, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. Its copyright status is not clear so I commented that the file should be deleted. Blue Rasberry (talk) 05:04, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Interested in contributing to new articles and cleaning up existing ones[edit]

I've had a lot of experience working with wikis and love this topic. There doesn't seem to be a lot of contributors or discussions. Has anyone created an article template to use to start new ones? DeWriterMD (talk) 04:35, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

DeWriterMD Hello, sorry that I missed your message. It is true - not many people are at this project and it is not well established. I am not sure what you mean by a template for starting new articles. Articles to be created usually are just listed. Anyone making a very small article will get the "stub" template on it, which puts it in this project's queue as something which exists and ought to be developed. The main template for sorting this is the banner template on the main page of this project. If you have questions about home economics stuff ask and ping me by saying my name {{u|Bluerasberry}} and I will go to wherever you are and talk. If you want to tour Wikipedia functionality then email me sometime and I would meet you on phone or Skype to look at things live. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:14, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Home Living 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) 09:41, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Manual of style - section order[edit]

I was thinking of proposing a manual of style for section headings and section order of products. The idea would be that if someone wanted a suggestion for what to include in an article about a product, like an appliance, daily use item like soap, or some other household fixture like a rug, then they can have a standardized model. I would not suggest forcing this on anyone, but just presenting something for people to use if they wish to do so.

The most developed such manual of style that I know for bodies of articles is at WikiProject Medicine's Medical Manual of Style. They have a section listing for drugs and devices. Based on that, here is my draft proposal for home products:

Order for products
  • Uses
  • Reasons to avoid use
  • Mechanism of action
  • Physical description
  • Frequency of use (how commonly is it used)
  • History
  • Society and culture
    • Legal status (off-label use or unlicensed preparations if notable and sourced)
    • Economics
    • Marketing
  • Research

I have not thoughtfully consider the order or section headings in any range of articles. Right now I am just floating the idea of developing a standard for this. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:57, 25 September 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)

One of your project's articles has been featured[edit]

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Hello,
Please note that Dishwashing liquid, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by Theo's Little Bot at 01:00, 5 January 2015 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

I contributed a little. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:01, 5 January 2015 (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)