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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's revival[edit]

This WikiProject is in the process of being Revived. We welcome any user who is willing to help and invite them to join the current WikiProject member group. Thank you in advance,

STJMLCC (talk) 17:04, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi. For the start, try not to insert ''' into the title; it only makes linking to the section harder. And "WikiProject Revival" was another WikiProject. You might confuse people if you keep writing that. Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 12:04, 12 December 2014 (UTC)


I may help this project for some things that I suggest are missing. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 23:15, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

By all means! We welcome and appreciate any and all help! Just list below whatever you have in mind and you will receive feedback and support. Thank you for your contributions and willingness help,
STJMLCC (talk) 23:28, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

How Do I Join[edit]

I am in the list of participants but does a coordinator have to put the green tick at the side of my name? (Which signifies that I'm active in the project).

Thanks, UltraGold
UltraGold (talk) 23:19, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Absoluptly Not! You Are Free To Do As You Please, This Is YOUR WikiProject (Signifying That Nobody Owns It [But There Are Still People Whom Are In Charge]). This project is a community for everyone to join in and participate. But, I will do it for you by all means! Thank you for your interest in joining OUR WikiProject,
STJMLCC (talk) 23:32, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Major Goal Accomplished Today![edit]

Good Work WikiProject Microsoft! We have finally broken the shackles and we are starting to gain steam! We now have an equal number of active and retired WikiProject members! 1 More and we will have more active users than not! Now, Let's Get This Thing Off The Ground! Thank you all for your contribution and support of this WikiProject and hoping for many more prosperous years,

STJMLCC (talk) 00:01, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Interview for The Signpost[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Microsoft for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Thanks, Rcsprinter123 (tell) @ 17:03, 21 December 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!

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

My concern about this article is directly related to why I came to the article: I have IIS on my Windows 7 machine. I do not know if I need it running. I do not know if it provides functions that I need, or that it is primarily for people who want to develop websites, or even run websites from their machine. I do not intend to run or develop websites. But I cannot tell from this article if I can therefore safely turn it off. Nowhere does the article say simply what its purpose is. I see that it is a webserver but what does that mean for someone who does not run a web page or is not developing a web page? Is IIS needed by the average user of Window 7? I cannot tell from this article. I keep searching through the internet and every article reproduces this same perspective. Nowhere can I find whether I need it if I am not running or developing a website. A simple question. The article assumes too much. It should simply start with what IIS does, who it is used by, when it needs to be turned on as a Windows Feature control console, etc. Simple questions that I cannot get answers from, but would have expected to find here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Personalnjc (talkcontribs) 01:37, 5 March 2015 (UTC)