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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Melbourne:
  • Reappraise Project progress
  • Start organizing the areas not yet begun, i.e. landmarks, buildings, etc.
  • Get this project re-activated again, and get the conversation happening on this talkpage
  • Bring Public Transport articles up to scratch

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Future Melbourne[edit]

This may be of interest to editors here: Wikipedia_talk:Meetup/Melbourne#Invitation_to_edit_the_Future_Melbourne_wiki_.26_possible_meetup_opportunity. --bainer (talk) 10:12, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Most viewed Melbourne related articles[edit]

I recently came across the Wikipedia article traffic statistics website when reading the Wikipedia:Australian_Wikipedians'_notice_board. I thought it may be of interest to Melburnian Wikipedians as to what are the most viewed Melbourne related Wikipedia articles. The following is a sample of Melbourne articles in various categories and the number of times they were viewed in the month of May, 2008. It looks like Kylie is top of the list, or have I missed someone.

Article
Melbourne category
Page Views
Melbourne Airport Buildings and structures 11278
West Gate Bridge Buildings and structures 4488
Flinders Street Station Buildings and structures 4095
Chadstone Shopping Centre Buildings and structures 3333
Bolte Bridge Buildings and structures 3161
Melbourne Grammar School Buildings and structures 2688
HM Prison Pentridge Buildings and structures 2445
Westfield Doncaster Buildings and structures 2101
Caulfield Grammar School Buildings and structures 2098
Supreme Court of Victoria Buildings and structures 1421
St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne Buildings and structures 984
Melbourne Club Buildings and structures 911
Burnley Tunnel Buildings and structures 908
List of tallest buildings in Melbourne Buildings and structures 904
Old Melbourne Gaol Buildings and structures 803
Melbourne Town Hall Buildings and structures 713
Melbourne General Cemetery Buildings and structures 676
Hotel Windsor (Melbourne) Buildings and structures 639
Daily Planet (brothel) Buildings and structures 613
Government House, Melbourne Buildings and structures 594
Palais Theatre Buildings and structures 469
Moorabbin Airport Buildings and structures 435
Scots' Church, Melbourne Buildings and structures 413
Australian Centre for the Moving Image Buildings and structures 407
Eastland Shopping Centre Buildings and structures 404
Domain Tunnel Buildings and structures 386
Station Pier Buildings and structures 325
Werribee Park Buildings and structures 289
The Jam Factory Buildings and structures 245
National Theatre, Melbourne Buildings and structures 244
Eastern Hill Fire Station Buildings and structures 230
Russell Street Police Headquarters Buildings and structures 230
Council House 2 Buildings and structures 181
City Baths, Melbourne Buildings and structures 126
Melbourne Shuffle Culture 15666
Culture of Melbourne Culture 1201
List of songs about Melbourne Culture 817
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Culture 692
Esplanade Hotel Culture 418
Museum of Particularly Bad Art Culture 289
Punters Club Culture 259
Good Friday Appeal Culture 128
University of Melbourne Education 12877
Monash University Education 10623
Deakin University Education 4280
La Trobe University Education 3702
Swinburne University of Technology Education 2455
Chisholm Institute Education 337
Yarra River Geography 4734
Melbourne Docklands Geography 4588
Port Phillip Geography 3744
Chinatown, Melbourne Geography 1780
Maribyrnong River Geography 565
Dights Falls Geography 381
Burke and Wills expedition History 4890
Crime in Melbourne History 4703
Hoddle Street massacre History 4317
Monash University shooting History 2146
Timeline of Melbourne history History 2136
History of Melbourne History 2103
List of Melbourne Cup winners History 1714
Queen Street massacre History 1600
Walsh Street police shootings History 1540
2006 Melbourne teenage DVD controversy History 1280
Russell Street Bombing History 1259
Silk-Miller police murders History 729
Great Bookie Robbery History 502
Melbourne cable tramway system History 367
History of Port Phillip and Victoria History 171
Collingwood Stockade History 111
The Alfred Hospital Hospitals 714
Royal Children's Hospital Hospitals 426
Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne Hospitals 397
City of Stonnington Local Government 1036
City of Port Phillip Local Government 1014
City of Greater Dandenong Local Government 564
City of Frankston Local Government 509
City of Moonee Valley Local Government 429
City of Moreland Local Government 343
John So Mayors 2603
Ron Walker Mayors 536
Frank Beaurepaire Mayors 317
Herald Sun Media 8884
The Age Media 6682
3AW Media 1960
GTV Media 1750
FOX FM (Melbourne) Media 1605
HSV (TV station) Media 774
774 ABC Melbourne Media 529
Melbourne Melbourne 100442
Melbourne 2030 Melbourne 1063
Melbourne Water Organisations 573
Blue Wedges Organisations 537
Metropolitan Fire Brigade (Melbourne) Organisations 456
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Organisations 279
Public Transport Users Association Organisations 229
Vegetarian Network Victoria Organisations 201
Australian Drug Foundation Organisations 180
Howard Florey Institute Organisations 179
Save Our Suburbs Organisations 163
Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus Organisations 131
Albert Park and Lake Parks 819
Birrarung Marr, Melbourne Parks 405
Treasury Gardens, Melbourne Parks 251
Flagstaff Gardens Parks 125
Kylie Minogue People 193563
Cate Blanchett People 185220
Steve Irwin People 100146
Rupert Murdoch People 93666
Eric Bana People 69946
Olivia Newton-John People 49125
Carl Williams People 44612
Shane Warne People 21616
Germaine Greer People 19450
Alphonse Gangitano People 19000
Barry Humphries People 18138
Rachel Griffiths People 17010
Gough Whitlam People 14393
Vanessa Amorosi People 13223
Chopper Read People 11238
Dame Edna Everage People 10959
Mark Viduka People 10674
Tina Arena People 10106
Sam Newman People 8962
Moran family People 7818
Nellie Melba People 6090
Mark Bresciano People 4960
Eddie McGuire People 2463
John Brumby People 2187
Tim Costello People 1439
Jack Dyer People 1333
Australian Open Sport 22386
1956 Summer Olympics Sport 13475
Collingwood Football Club Sport 8811
Hawthorn Football Club Sport 8463
2006 Commonwealth Games Sport 8224
Essendon Football Club Sport 7322
Richmond Football Club Sport 7110
Melbourne Storm Sport 7099
Melbourne Football Club Sport 5885
St Kilda Football Club Sport 4937
Melbourne Victory FC Sport 4622
Western Bulldogs Sport 4610
Rod Laver Arena Sport 3481
Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit Sport 3194
Melbourne Tigers Sport 1277
Crown Australian Poker Championship Sport 1165
Melbourne Cricket Club Sport 730
Victoria Racing Club Sport 314
Trams in Melbourne Transport 4140
Railways in Melbourne Transport 3347
Ramsay Street Transport 3009
Transport in Melbourne Transport 2018
ACDC Lane, Melbourne Transport 1852
Collins Street, Melbourne Transport 1222
Swanston Street, Melbourne Transport 503
Melbourne Cricket Ground Visitor attractions 16851
Melbourne Cup Visitor attractions 5965
Royal Exhibition Building Visitor attractions 4606
Federation Square Visitor attractions 3634
Rialto Towers Visitor attractions 2922
Melbourne Zoo Visitor attractions 2811
Shrine of Remembrance Visitor attractions 2548
Melbourne Aquarium Visitor attractions 2440
Luna Park, Melbourne Visitor attractions 2381
State Library of Victoria Visitor attractions 2259
National Gallery of Victoria Visitor attractions 2160
Melbourne Museum Visitor attractions 2109
Melbourne Central Shopping Centre Visitor attractions 1827
Docklands Stadium Visitor attractions 1526
Parliament House, Melbourne Visitor attractions 1482
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Visitor attractions 1466
Queen Victoria Market Visitor attractions 1354
Melbourne Park Visitor attractions 1279
Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Visitor attractions 1256
Sidney Myer Music Bowl Visitor attractions 1072
The Arts Centre (Melbourne) Visitor attractions 941
Princess Theatre, Melbourne Visitor attractions 823
Puffing Billy Railway, Melbourne Visitor attractions 806
Werribee Open Range Zoo Visitor attractions 782
Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex Visitor attractions 774
Flemington Racecourse Visitor attractions 733
Royal Melbourne Show Visitor attractions 728
Chapel Street, Melbourne Visitor attractions 595
Queen Victoria Village Visitor attractions 585
Olympic Park, Melbourne Visitor attractions 568
Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Visitor attractions 491
Tourism in Melbourne Visitor attractions 488
Vault (sculpture) Visitor attractions 478
Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Visitor attractions 463
Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne Visitor attractions 442
Esplanade Hotel Visitor attractions 418
Montsalvat Visitor attractions 414
Kings Domain, Melbourne Visitor attractions 391
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art Visitor attractions 388
Scienceworks Museum (Melbourne) Visitor attractions 381
Young & Jackson, Melbourne Visitor attractions 318
Queenie (elephant) Visitor attractions 282

- Cuddy Wifter (talk) 01:51, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme[edit]

As you may have heard, we at the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial Team recently made some changes to the assessment scale, including the addition of a new level. The new description is available at WP:ASSESS.

  • The new C-Class represents articles that are beyond the basic Start-Class, but which need additional references or cleanup to meet the standards for B-Class.
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Each WikiProject should already have a new C-Class category at Category:C-Class_articles. If your project elects not to use the new level, you can simply delete your WikiProject's C-Class category and clarify any amendments on your project's assessment/discussion pages. The bot is already finding and listing C-Class articles.

Please leave a message with us if you have any queries regarding the introduction of the revised scheme. This scheme should allow the team to start producing offline selections for your project and the wider community within the next year. Thanks for using the Wikipedia 1.0 scheme! For the 1.0 Editorial Team, §hepBot (Disable) 20:56, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Victoria geography stub discussion at WP:WSS/P[edit]

Hi all - this is just to let you know there's a discussion going on at the stub-sorting project about how best to split up Category:Victoria geography stubs into subcategories. To cut a long story short, that category is getting over-full, so regional subcategories are being considered, probably each with individual templates for different counties or districts). The main problem is how to break the state into regions. Please feel free to make any comments/recommendations at WP:WSS/P. Cheers.

As an unrelated aside, BTW, is there any reason this project ins't listed in Category:Australia-related WikiProjects?

Grutness...wha? 00:30, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Melbourne[edit]

Wikipedia 0.7 is a collection of English Wikipedia articles due to be released on DVD, and available for free download, later this year. The Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team has made an automated selection of articles for Version 0.7.

We would like to ask you to review the articles selected from this project. These were chosen from the articles with this project's talk page tag, based on the rated importance and quality. If there are any specific articles that should be removed, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.7. You can also nominate additional articles for release, following the procedure at Wikipedia:Release Version Nominations.

A list of selected articles with cleanup tags, sorted by project, is available. The list is automatically updated each hour when it is loaded. Please try to fix any urgent problems in the selected articles. A team of copyeditors has agreed to help with copyediting requests, although you should try to fix simple issues on your own if possible.

We would also appreciate your help in identifying the version of each article that you think we should use, to help avoid vandalism or POV issues. These versions can be recorded at this project's subpage of User:SelectionBot/0.7. We are planning to release the selection for the holiday season, so we ask you to select the revisions before October 20. At that time, we will use an automatic process to identify which version of each article to release, if no version has been manually selected. Thanks! For the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial team, SelectionBot 23:13, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

An updated list of Melbourne articles is here. - Cuddy Wifter (talk) 00:31, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Most popular Start and Stub class articles[edit]

Over the last couple of months I have done an assessment of the importance of all the Melbourne related articles. In making those assessments I collected "page view" data using http://stats.grok.se/, a site operated by Henrik. For the benefit of any editors who may be looking for a Melbourne related article as a future project I publish the following top 50 most viewed Start and Stub class articles. The monthly page views are for June 2008. I have not included biographies of People from Melbourne in the lists.


Rank
START class articles
Page Views
1 Metlink 8045
2 Thank God You're Here 5678
3 Rod Laver Arena 5324
4 Moran family 5022
5 Flinders Street Station 3889
6 Crime in Melbourne 3546
7 Hoddle Street massacre 3376
8 Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit 3196
9 The Carlton Crew 3188
10 Royal Exhibition Building 2970
11 Melbourne Zoo 2911
12 Melbourne Museum 2714
13 Westfield Doncaster 2689
14 Melbourne Grammar School 2683
15 Carpathian (band) 2664
16 Mr. Cruel 2652
17 Swinburne University of Technology 2615
18 Rialto Towers 2545
19 Scotch College, Melbourne 2515
20 Luna Park, Melbourne 2442
21 Nova 100 2294
22 Collingwood, Victoria 2247
23 FOX FM (Melbourne) 2150
24 City of Melbourne 2092
25 Southbank, Victoria 2080
26 Melbourne IT 1954
27 Melbourne Park 1905
28 Brighton, Victoria 1877
29 Mac.Robertson Girls' High School 1867
30 Melbourne Central Shopping Centre 1849
31 Daily Planet (brothel) 1775
32 Monash University shooting 1762
33 St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne 1759
34 GTV 1616
35 Collins Street, Melbourne 1563
36 Melbourne Tigers 1535
37 HM Prison Pentridge 1502
38 Queen Street massacre 1496
39 Hitachi (train) 1493
40 Victorian College of the Arts 1462
41 Chinatown, Melbourne 1456
42 Hastings, Victoria 1446
43 Webjet 1444
44 Hoddle Grid 1443
45 Melbourne Rectangular Stadium 1390
46 Parliament House, Melbourne 1362
47 Westfield Fountain Gate 1359
48 Eastern Freeway 1295
49 Comeng (train) 1282
50 Clayton, Victoria 1271


Rank
STUB class articles
Page Views
1 Queen Victoria Market 1448
2 Altona Magic 1327
3 Ta Nea 1320
4 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (Australian game show) 1295
5 120 Collins Street 1156
6 Honoured Society 1140
7 Elwood, Victoria 1057
8 Springvale White Eagles 1031
9 Yarra Valley 1027
10 Sunshine, Victoria 1020
11 Highpoint Shopping Centre 977
12 Melbourne street art 966
13 Footy Classified 805
14 Cheltenham railway station, Melbourne 801
15 Premium station 795
16 Karmein Chan 773
17 Reservoir, Victoria 772
18 Cherry Bar 755
19 Hotel Windsor (Melbourne) 745
20 Dandenong Ranges 743
21 Melbourne Business School 727
22 101 Collins Street 723
23 Frankston railway line, Melbourne 705
24 Whittlesea Zebras 700
25 Fintona Girls' School 680
26 3UZ 664
27 Gladstone Park, Victoria 658
28 The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd 654
29 South Morang, Victoria 619
30 Olympic Park, Melbourne 609
31 Healesville, Victoria 602
32 The Sun News-Pictorial 602
33 Enterprize (1829) 592
34 Dreamland (Melbourne amusement park) 584
35 General Post Office, Melbourne 582
36 Mentone Grammar School 581
37 Fawkner Blues 557
38 Flagstaff railway station, Melbourne 550
39 Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre 550
40 Nauru House 537
41 Bourke Place 523
42 Festival Hall, Melbourne 521
43 Kooyong Stadium 519
44 Colonial Tramcar Restaurant 517
45 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 511
46 Melbourne tram route 96 501
47 Casey Scorpions 497
48 Arden Street Oval 495
49 Scienceworks Museum (Melbourne) 493
50 Spencer Street, Melbourne 474

- Cuddy Wifter (talk) 06:47, 28 September 2008 (UTC)


Hey Cuddy, that's totally awesome. You surely didn't calculate that by hand did you? --pfctdayelise (talk) 07:24, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Not sure what you mean by "by hand", Brianna. I did look up each individual article and put the "page views" in a spreadsheet which I then sorted to get the above lists. A new list of the Melbourne articles, which can be downloaded into a spreadsheet, is now available here. - Cuddy Wifter (talk) 02:02, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Meetup for November Wiki Wednesday (post-Melb Cup)[edit]

Hi all, I was bold and decided we should have a meet-up on November 5th. See Wikipedia:Meetup/Melbourne 11. I'm going to give a talk at LUV and thought hey, it's a Wiki Wednesday... and meet-up time is well overdue! Please swing by Melb Uni if you can and hang out. --pfctdayelise (talk) 07:23, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Melbourne GA[edit]

Although it is a bit late now, our flagship article, Melbourne is currently undergoing a good article review. Most of it seems to be down pat but any help would be appreciated. MvjsTalking 06:59, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

LGA - best Melbourne article?[edit]

I note that a number of the council articles are regarded as stubs, but it isn't clear if there is a "best practice/example" article to draw from. Are there any featured article LGA articles for cities anywhere in the world? What's the best city example in Melbourne that I should look at if I want to improve an LGA article? (eg. City of Monash)? Thanks! Natebailey (talk) 22:44, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

We don't have any Featured or GA rated LGA articles for Melbourne. The best we have are B class articles for City of Glen Eira and City of Stonnington. You might also want to check the following Melbourne suburbs which are also B class - Dandenong, Footscray. Frankston, Frankston North, Somers, St Kilda, Warrandyte and Williamstown. For Featured Articles from around the world see Geography and places. Hope this helps. - Cuddy Wifter (talk) 04:56, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
There hasn't been a featured LGA article to my knowledge, but I'm happy to review and give some pointers about how they might be expanded along the way.
If it's City of Monash you're after improving, some suggestions if you don't mind:
a) I'd merge History of City of Monash into the article. It's not very long, a lot of it doesn't have much to do with the LGA (remember that it's an article about the council, not about the general area - some context will be necessary but not most of the history article), and the history section in the main article would need to be a lot longer to make FA status.
b) There's a few more things that could be included. Structure? Politics (partisan? right-leaning? left-leaning? major issues?)? Past mayors? Geography might warrant a section too. Just some suggestions anyway. Rebecca (talk) 07:43, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks all, good feedback and suggestions! :-) Natebailey (talk) 22:22, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Melbourne International Comedy Festival[edit]

Hello! I'm currently working on rewriting, expanding and referencing the Melbourne International Comedy Festival article and have just requested a peer review in the hopes of getting some more ideas on how to improve it. I would love to get some input, so please come by if you're interested - it'd be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Shoemoney2night (talk) 10:05, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Milestone Announcements[edit]

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I thought this WikiProject might be interested. Ping me with any specific queries or leave them on the page linked to above. Thanks! - Jarry1250 (t, c) 22:05, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Coordinators' working group[edit]

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Spirit of Mystery due to arrive in Australia soon[edit]

The replica ship Spirit of Mystery is less than 1,000 nautical miles (1,900 km) from the end of her journey to Australia. Are there any members in Melbourne who would be able to get some photographs of her arrival there? The only photo on Geograph is too distant a view to be useable. Mjroots (talk) 17:58, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

I see from reading the ships blog that a crew member suffered a broken leg yesterday. Anyone on Port Phillip, with access to a boat and a camera, or have a friend with a boat can check the ships Current position. Cuddy Wifter (talk) 05:41, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Spirit of Mystery arrived at Melbourne on 9 March. Mjroots (talk) 13:53, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

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Photograph location needed[edit]

A editor on Commons asked my where in Melbourne could this image have been taken from. I have no idea and if anyone knows you may want to post it at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Melbourne, angel or devil.jpg. Bidgee (talk) 01:06, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

The photo is of the South bank of the River Yarra, underneath the The Arts Centre (Melbourne). It was taken from Princes Bridge. This flickr photo [1] (left side) shows the area. Cuddy Wifter (talk) 02:14, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Template:Metlink Display[edit]

I noticed this template and its related templates Template:Metlink Timetable, Template:Metlink Origin, Template:Metlink Destination, Template:Metlink Via, Template:Metlink Type, Template:Metlink Op Hours and Template:Metlink Operator recently after checking an edit on the Grenda article. It raises two concerns of mine:

  1. Is it really necessary to have details on all of Melbourne's 300+ bus routes in an encyclopedia? They are subject to change and IMO is something that can be better handled by the Metlink website as an external link. Most of the data for route lists in Wikipedia would have to be sourced from Metlink anyway. I recall that this wasn't always the case but now there are articles on suburbs and railway stations which contain lists of bus routes serving that location - I'm not yet convinced as to why it would be necessary to have this information in an encyclopedia when the information would always be inferior to what is available on the official public transport information site. Simply put, it would be informative enough in a suburb article to say "Suburb A is served by several bus routes, connecting it to B, C and D" as opposed to "Suburb A is served by route 123 - B to C via D, E and F and route 234 - G to H via I, J and K".
  2. Regardless of whether said information should be included, the templates are hard to maintain, especially for someone who doesn't understand Wiki markup. The boxes are essentially a combination of nested switch statements and it is difficult to find out where to make an edit to fix a typo (e.g. Nunawading is spelt as Nudawading). There are also acronyms in use which may not be obvious to all readers - RS (railway station) and SC (shopping centre) are used frequently in the templates without any explanation to what they stand for.

I'm okay with the List of Melbourne bus routes article, but it appears that as of late, the information in that article is being duplicated in various other articles and creating a general maintenance nightmare, regardless of whether the templates are used. Bus routes by their very nature are liable to be replaced or changed and this seems to be creating an unnecessary workload.

Anyway, I'm just interested in what others think of this. Sorry about the length of this post, and feel free to shoot down any or all of my ideas if they seem ridiculous to you. :) invincible (talk) 06:11, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

I agree with this poster, and I have begun deleting the templates from all articles, prior to nominating it for deletion. without the direct external link to the route schedule, I can see the list in this way for the bus company articles, but this does not require a template linking to3-4 other templates with switches, each switch containing 375 labels!
Wikipedia is not a directory, nor is it a tourist guide. Every Melbourne locality article does not require a list of all buses that operate, their bus company, their destinations and points of origin, their type of route, and an external link to the bus company route schedule. Also, when the routes change, the links change, and this leaves broken external links in the articles, because the template is not being maintained. And, changing external links in a template defeats the purpose of a template. I will finish deleting from articles in a couple of days and propose the template for deletion. The bus company articles are last on my list, and I think that someone could change the text in those articles to static, to provide for a quick deletion of the template. --Kleopatra (talk) 17:32, 31 December 2010 (UTC)
Regarding the templates, the aspects that appear unsatisfactory to me are the embedded external links, difficulty for editing, taking up too much space (a lot of white space on the right), rigidity in format discouraging integration with prose, and the distracting orange boxes. Having said that, I do believe that a detailed discussion of public tranport serivices, including buses, should be included in suburb articles but in standard paragraph format with inline citations to reliable sources.Melburnian (talk) 01:47, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Help required with Category:People from Melbourne[edit]

The above category was becoming unwieldy with over 1000 articles listed and probably another 1000 which could be listed in this category. I have therefore tagged the category with "catdiffuse" and suggest that all articles be moved into a suitable subcategory and that Category:People from Melbourne would have very few actual articles linked, but rather be a list of the subcategories. I have made a start on this work by setting up some subcategories and moving articles into them. If you find yourself with a few spare minutes please help with this work. Thanks Cuddy Wifter (talk) 06:26, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

How do I do the same for another city?[edit]

I'm impressed by the efforts of this group. And I would like to do the same for my city too. Can I duplicate this template in so far it is appropriate? Engti (talk) 09:32, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

I think you will find that many WikiProjects are started by copying an existing project. Please copy whatever you require and good luck. Cuddy Wifter (talk) 09:51, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. Will do likewise. Engti (talk) 07:36, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

New Cat[edit]

Port Phillip Bay seemed a good way to draw together the range of arts related - any help in filling the cat for anything missed - or comments - would be appreciated - cheers SatuSuro 08:48, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Railway station images[edit]

If anybody wants to use anything from the galleries at http://bgstations.fotopic.net/list_collections.php to illustrate the railway station pages, they are more than welcome to do so. I'm happy to licence these as GFDL, and I probably won't have them up there for much longer so it would be good to see them be used for something on Wiki. Somebody in the WWW (talk) 12:25, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

That'd be fantastic if we could, but is there any chance you could upload them directly? We've gotten permission to release photos before and had a world of trouble from the free content police because the i's weren't dotted or whatever. Rebecca (talk) 13:35, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
Sorry but I don't really have the time to spend hours on Wikipedia any more. I'm not really sure what you mean about trouble from free content police? If they really have an issue when I'll put something in the footer on that site about it being licenced under GFDL or whatever, if needed? Somebody in the WWW (talk) 13:31, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
Would be good if you could - would solve that issue. Rebecca (talk) 13:40, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
Done, put it on the homepage at http://bgstations.fotopic.net/. If anybody is going to use a few then tell me after you do as I might take that site down, hence don't know how long to leave it up for. Somebody in the WWW (talk) 08:17, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
If anybody is wishing to use this site to pull photos off, the password for the homepage is 'wikipedia'. Somebody in the WWW (talk) 08:04, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Will be taking it down next weekend. Somebody in the WWW (talk) 08:05, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

FAR notice for Kylie Minogue[edit]

I have nominated Kylie Minogue for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.Cirt (talk) 11:26, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

August Meetup[edit]

A new Melbourne Meetup is being organised for Sunday 9 August, 2009. The chief programs officer for the Wikimedia Foundation, Jennifer Riggs will be in town and is looking forward to meeting some of the local wikipedians. So. please check out Wikipedia:Meetup/Melbourne 14 and sign up if you can make it. Cuddy Wifter (talk) 07:08, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

GA Reassessessment of Crowded House[edit]

I have conducted a reassessment of the above article as part of the GA Sweeps process. I have found a number of concerns with the article and have delisted it from Good Article status as it no longer meets the criteria nd is likley to need considerable work to regain it. You can see the review at Talk:Crowded House/GA1. If you do not agree with my assessment you may challenge it at WP:GAR. Thanks. Jezhotwells (talk) 16:14, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

New Tools and Statistics[edit]

If you are not completly up to date with Wikipedia developments, here are a couple of new Wiki tools which have recently become available:

- Cuddy Wifter (talk) 02:09, 30 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) 03:35, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Dannii Minogue GA Sweeps: On Hold[edit]

I have reviewed Dannii Minogue for GA Sweeps to determine if it still qualifies as a Good Article. In reviewing the article I have found several issues, which I have detailed here. Since the article falls under the scope of this project, I figured you would be interested in contributing to further improve the article. Please comment there to help the article maintain its GA status. If you have any questions, let me know on my talk page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 02:54, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

GA reassessment of Melbourne Storm[edit]

I have conducted a reassessment of the above article as part of the GA Sweeps process. You are being notified as this project's banner is on the talk page. I have found some concerns which you can see at Talk:Melbourne Storm/GA1. I have placed the article on hold whilst these are fixed. Thanks. Jezhotwells (talk) 20:23, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced living people articles bot[edit]

User:DASHBot/Wikiprojects provides a list, updated daily, of unreferenced living people articles (BLPs) related to your project. There has been a lot of discussion recently about deleting these unreferenced articles, so it is important that these articles are referenced.

The unreferenced articles related to your project can be found at >>>Wikipedia:WikiProject Melbourne/Unreferenced BLPs<<<

If you do not want this wikiproject to participate, please add your project name to this list.

Thank you.

Update: Wikipedia:WikiProject Melbourne/Unreferenced BLPs has been created. This list, which is updated by User:DASHBot/Wikiprojects daily, will allow your wikiproject to quickly identify unreferenced living person articles.
There maybe no or few articles on this new Unreferenced BLPs page. To increase the overall number of articles in your project with another bot, you can sign up for User:Xenobot_Mk_V#Instructions.
If you have any questions or concerns, visit User talk:DASHBot/Wikiprojects. Okip 00:36, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Photos required from Melbourne[edit]

I am currently working on many various articles for which I require photos from around the world. I am currently requiring photos from Melbourne for these articles, and I was hoping that this message would reach a photographer who can take the photos for me. The photos I currently require are listed at User:Russavia/Required_photos#Melbourne. If any photographers can assist with this, I would be most appreciative. Please leave any comments or questions for me on my talk page at User_talk:Russavia as I am unlikely to read replies. Thanks in advance for any assistance which can be provided. Cheers, --Russavia I'm chanting as we speak 06:18, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

One done. Melburnian (talk) 08:52, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Template:MelbournePublicTransport proposal[edit]

I have proposed a change to the abovementioned template, I have posted a example of my proposal to its talk page. Thanks -- sk8er5000 yeah? 01:39, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Featured Picture of Melbourne needing home[edit]

File:Yarra Night Panorama, Melbourne - Feb 2005.jpg. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 23:01, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Melbourne 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 Melbourne 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 Monday, October 11th.

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 October, 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!

For the Wikipedia 1.0 editorial team, SelectionBot 23:19, 19 September 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) 21:23, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of McKillop Street, Melbourne[edit]

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The article McKillop Street, Melbourne has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Streets generally don't meet the requirements of WP:N, no mention of notability no references

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Jeepday (talk) 00:37, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

{{Metlink Display}} nominated for deletion[edit]

This is related to Melbourne bus routes. See Wikipedia:Templates for discussion#Template:Metlink_Display --Melburnian (talk) 07:07, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Recent Changes Camp eXpanded - next week[edit]

One of the attendees to RecentChangesCamp 2011, Canberra is going to host a follow up meetup at their Lonely Planet Footscray offices at 6PM next week, either on Wednesday or Thursday night depending on which suits the most people. If you would like to attend on either of these nights, leave a note at v:University of Canberra/RCC2011/RecentChangesCamp Expanded/Melbourne. John Vandenberg (chat) 13:33, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Progress[edit]

It has been 3 to 4 years since a progress update has been done on WikiProject Melbourne. I've decided to have a go at setting up a new method of calculating progress in the various areas of the project using the Quality assessment together with Category filter and estimated score.

Example[edit]

Suburbs

Melbourne is home to one of the world's largest urban sprawls, and its many suburbs boast an amazing cultural diversity.
List of Melbourne suburbs  |  Category: Suburbs of Melbourne


Article List:Suburbs of Melbourne

60% Complete
Melbourne Suburbs
Quality Articles Median score  % complete
GA 0
B 8 950 0.88
C 46 729 0.74
Start 232 600 0.61
Stub 97 497 0.49
List 0
Totals 383 587 0.60


The basic information for the calculation is taken from the Article List which is split into the Quality assessments, with GA or above being assumed to be 100% complete. The median score is given for each quality group and the estimated percentage complete is calculated by dividing each score by 1000 and taking the average for each group and the Total.

Note: clicking on the Article List link may not work immediately. Cuddy Wifter (talk) 06:55, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Celebrations[edit]

Hi all. Just letting you know that there's a meetup in Melbourne to celebreate the 11th Anniversary of Wikipedia. It's this coming Sunday at 11am. Full details are on that page, but food and drink is provided. The more the merrier :) Steven Zhang Join the DR army! 20:44, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Melbourne will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Melbourne's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 21:22, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

February Melbourne Meetup[edit]

Hi All. Just letting you know that we have another meetup planned for Melbourne, on Sunday, 26th February at 11am. More details can be found at the meetup page. Pizza will be provided. Look forward to seeing all of you there :-) Steven Zhang Join the DR army! 22:31, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Requested moves of 30+ Melbourne street names[edit]

Melburnians may be interested in this multiple RM that I have initiated. My preamble:

These articles are all concerned with street names in Melbourne. (I would have include another 17, but the template has a limit of 30.) I do not support these moves; but I know that some very active editors do. It is time to air the matter, once and for all. Is it better to have an article on Collins Street in Melbourne called simply Collins Street, or to have it called Collins Street, Melbourne as at present? Which option serves the needs of Wikipedia's worldwide readership better? In almost all cases that I list there is no content in the destination article, just a redirect. And in almost all cases there is no Wikipedia article that very closely resembles the Melbourne-oriented one. There are, for example, no other Collins Streets with their own articles.

Your vote ("Support" or "Oppose") would be welcome, along with your reasons.

NoeticaTea? 12:27, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Attention Melbourne editors![edit]

Isabelle Oderberg from the Herald Sun is looking to contact some of the more prolific Melbourne Wikipedians for an upcoming feature. If you would like to assist in answering any questions, could you please contact her - Oderbergi [at] heraldsun.com.au. I have also informed her of the monthly Melbourne meetup and she will likely be attending the next one on August 26th! -- Chuq (talk) 02:22, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Anyone for Knopfelmacher?[edit]

Pageview stats[edit]

After a recent request, I added WikiProject Melbourne to the list of projects to compile monthly pageview stats for. The data is the same used by http://stats.grok.se/en/ but the program is different, and includes the aggregate views from all redirects to each page. The stats are at Wikipedia:WikiProject Melbourne/Popular pages.

The page will be updated monthly with new data. The edits aren't marked as bot edits, so they will show up in watchlists. You can view more results, request a new project be added to the list, or request a configuration change for this project using the toolserver tool. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know. Thanks! Mr.Z-man 22:07, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

As of January, the popular pages tool has moved from the Toolserver to Wikimedia Tool Labs. The code has changed significantly from the Toolserver version, but users should notice few differences. Please take a moment to look over your project's list for any anomalies, such as pages that you expect to see that are missing or pages that seem to have more views than expected. Note that unlike other tools, this tool aggregates all views from redirects, which means it will typically have higher numbers. (For January 2014 specifically, 35 hours of data is missing from the WMF data, which was approximated from other dates. For most articles, this should yield a more accurate number. However, a few articles, like ones featured on the Main Page, may be off).

Web tools, to replace the ones at tools:~alexz/pop, will become available over the next few weeks at toollabs:popularpages. All of the historical data (back to July 2009 for some projects) has been copied over. The tool to view historical data is currently partially available (assessment data and a few projects may not be available at the moment). The tool to add new projects to the bot's list is also available now (editing the configuration of current projects coming soon). Unlike the previous tool, all changes will be effective immediately. OAuth is used to authenticate users, allowing only regular users to make changes to prevent abuse. A visible history of configuration additions and changes is coming soon. Once tools become fully available, their toolserver versions will redirect to Labs.

If you have any questions, want to report any bugs, or there are any features you would like to see that aren't currently available on the Toolserver tools, see the updated FAQ or contact me on my talk page. Mr.Z-bot (talk) (for Mr.Z-man) 05:16, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in Oceania may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 20:26, 5 June 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)