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WikiProject Manual of Style
WikiProject icon This page falls within the scope of WikiProject Manual of Style, a drive to identify and address contradictions and redundancies, improve language, and coordinate the pages that form the MoS guidelines.
 
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Closing this dead-end wikiproject[edit]

Why don't we just MfD this project? The entire idea of splitting attention from WT:MOS itself to various sub-guidelines' barely-watchlisted talk pages and then this wikiproject page has proven, well, divisive and forking. Wikiprojects are increasingly turning into balkanized anti-MOS WP:FACTIONs, and the nonsense criticism that MOS is itself just some WP:LOCALCONSENSUS not a real consensus is probably being at least in part generated and bolstered by the existence of this page, which implies that the MOS is the product of this moribund wikiproject.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  00:10, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Why not redirect this Talk page to WT:MOS? Curly Turkey (gobble) 02:39, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
SMcCandlish's point is well taken. Given that we've had 12 days with no response shows the project is dead. Time to bury it. An MfD is not the preferred course of action. Easiest COA is to mark as defunct with {{WikiProject status/Defunct}} – S. Rich (talk) 04:28, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Disability: style guide[edit]

Editors are invited to comment at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Disability#Developing a style guide (version of 09:48, 20 May 2014).
Wavelength (talk) 15:40, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

WP:PRON should defer to WP:MOS "easier and more intuitive"[edit]

Editors contributing their esoteric knowledge to WP:PRON have suggested a guideline that makes it impossible for most users to use Wikipedia at the very outset of an article. MOS says, "It helps editors write articles with... clear... , and precise language... The goal is to make using Wikipedia easier and more intuitive". There is a (perhaps unexpected) tension between "clear and precise" and "easier and more intuitive". Please discuss here. FloraWilde (talk) 13:39, 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)

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)