Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Japan/Bibliography task force/Archive 1

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Content of articles

I think that it's important to remember that the articles for this WikiProject should be genuine encyclopedia articles, and not just practical how-to guides, although basic tips on how to use various resources would be appropriate. Particular attention should be paid to providing a concise initial definition, and then to giving some historical background of the resource being described. It is also important to provide an "Interwiki" link to relevant articles on the Japanese Wikipedia (for which you must use the Japanese title with no spaces, so for example prime minister Junichiro Koizumi (小泉 純一郎 Koizumi Jun'ichirō, born January 8, 1942)must be linked as ja:小泉純一郎.. Jb05-Hds2 20:41, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

National Diet Library

A new box was posted on the National Diet Library talk page indicating that the Japanese version of the page (ja:国立国会図書館) was selected as a featured article for the Japanese language Wikipedia. Jb05mtc 02:16, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

Logging in

Please make sure that you are logged in when you make changes to this page and to pages related to this Project, so that it can all be documented. This is mainly a reminder to the Columbia student members of the project. Jb05mtc

List of kanji by group

Hello, The article List of kanji by group has been nominated for deletion. If anyone has an opinion, please express it on the article's entry on Wikipedia:Articles for Deletion. Is anyone aware of another article on the same topic on Wikipedia? Fg2 02:12, 3 November 2005 (UTC)

Query: Wakan Sansai Zue

I've recently made an article on Wakan Sansai Zue. I wonder if one of the members of this group would be able to assist me. Is this form of romanization correct? I got into trouble with romanization with the Nippo jisho and Daikanwa Jiten articles, so I wonder if someone could help with the most widely accepted English form of the name. --DannyWilde 02:36, 25 November 2005 (UTC)

Deleted article Japanese Journal of Religious Studies

I'm just wondering what the story was here. The above article was deleted as being a copyright violation "copyvio": see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. I'm wondering whether that was a correct interpretation of the situation, since it appears to have been taken from the Columbia University web site, and the members of this project are from Columbia University. Perhaps there was a misunderstanding? --DannyWilde 04:38, 25 November 2005 (UTC)

This is still being looked into. Thank you for your concern. Jb05mtc 18:42, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Upcoming articles

When you create an article on a topic relevant to Japan, you're welcome to highlight it on the Portal. The Did you Know? section, which presently has a summary of Wikipedia's most recent Japan-related featured article, is the place for a brief summary and a link to your new article. You can also edit the text "From Wikipedia's newest Japan-related featured article:" to read something like "From Wikipedia's newest Japan-related articles" as necessary.

The Portal is a wiki, and of course all members of the community are welcome to contribute to other sections of the Portal as well. Fg2 07:09, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Keep it up!

Thanks everybody for the good work. Two remarks from me:

  1. Please use a macron āēīōū when transcribing Japanese terms, instead of the Accent circumflex. The macron is not on the keyboard so you will need to employ tricks to add one. I personally use a Wikipedia Firefox plugin that offers special characters, you can also click on the characters below the edit window.
  2. Please add the project template to the talk page, not the article itself.
  3. Please add your articles to categories.

--Mkill 04:03, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

Project directory

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:

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 22:17, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Sorry if you tried to update it before, and the corrections were gone. I have now moved the new draft in the old directory pages, so the links should work better. My apologies for any confusion this may have caused you. B2T2 14:03, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Awards

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 afraid) 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 17:29, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Great job

I see this project is inactive now, but it is pretty cool so tell me if it ever starts up again. It looks like you guys help to document many good publications in Japan (both english and japanese) so it is a good source of reference for articles pertaining to topics in that country. Tyciol (talk) 20:09, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Request for comment on Biographies of living people

Hello Wikiproject! Currently there is a discussion which will decide whether wikipedia will delete 49,000 articles about a living person without references, here:

Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies of living people

Since biographies of living people covers so many topics, nearly all wikiproject topics will be effected.

The two opposing positions which have the most support is:

  1. supports the deletion of unreferenced articles about a living person, User:Jehochman
  2. opposes the deletion of unreferenced articles about a living person, except in limited circumstances, User:Collect

Comments are welcome. Keep in mind that by default, editor's comments are hidden. Simply press edit next to the section to add your comment.

Please keep in mind that at this point, it seems that editors support deleting unreferenced article if they are not sourced, so your project may want to pursue the projects below.

Tools to help your project with unreferenced Biographies of living people

List of cleanup articles for your project

If you don't already have this and are interested in creating a list of articles which need cleanup for your wikiproject see: Cleanup listings A list of examples is here

Moving unreferenced blp articles to a special "incubation pages"

If you are interested in moving unreferenced blp articles to a special "incubation page", contact me, User talk:Ikip

Watchlisting all unreferenced articles

If you are interested in watchlisting all of the unreferenced articles once you install Cleanup_listings, contact me, User talk:Ikip

Ikip 02:13, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Japan

I don't know how active anyone here is anymore, but it's really great to see so many Japan-related topics covered that I really thought no one had gotten around to yet. Specifically, I was pleasantly surprised to see articles for Monumenta Nipponica and Waseda University Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, though I am sure if I looked, I'd find many more great articles you've created.

If anyone is still active here, I humbly suggest that you please make an effort to place the WikiProject Japan project banner template on the talk pages of your articles as well. This will help those articles to appear on the radar of others (like myself) who work on Japan-related topics, and will help encourage further collaboration and cooperation to improve Wikipedia coverage of Japan-related topics.

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu. LordAmeth (talk) 01:56, 3 April 2010 (UTC)