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Crossing Out[edit]

After we complete any of the things listed should we just cross them out and put our signature by it? Thanks! Whitestorm17 (talk) 23:09, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Yup. Or you can just completely remove it if you prefer. -- œ 00:49, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Okay, I thought so. Whitestorm17 (talk) 01:33, 5 February 2011 (UTC)


  • I've updated the page to encourage users to just strike out entries, rather than remove them entirely. This retains the listing for historical reference regarding accomplishments of the project. Northamerica1000(talk) 07:13, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Cleanup banner for articles with non-English text, lacking appropriate markup[edit]

I have created {{Cleanup-lang}}, for articles with non-English text, which should use {{Lang}} but do not yet do so. Suggestions for improvements would be welcome. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Andy's talk; Andy's edits 21:36, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Project page organization[edit]

The main project page has been updated with a members section, resources section and template section. Northamerica1000(talk) 08:47, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Magazine template[edit]

I have filed a RFC on {{Magazine}} because I feel it is a problematic cleanup template. Please discuss here. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 21:44, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

template:Jagged 85 shortened[edit]

This is a cleanup template with a very opaque name. I've requested that it be renamed to something else, see Template talk:Jagged 85 shortened -- (talk) 11:35, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Update to {{Orphan}} message box[edit]

Request for comments on adding additional parameters and text to the {{Orphan}} template at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Orphanage#additional parameters.--Traveler100 (talk) 05:35, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

I'm tired of looking at all those Merge tags[edit]

You're all invited to join in the fun, with Merge-a-rama, the Herculean task to merge all the things by June 1st. Trust me, it'll be fun. --NickPenguin(contribs) 01:36, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

They are almost as difficult as the split requests! Face-sad.svg -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 03:58, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Just looking at them are tiring me out! Rainbow Shifter (talk) 14:31, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Oh...aint no thang! Seriously though the project has very intricate and detailed guide if you need any assistance in merging. Really not that difficult and can be fun.--Amadscientist (talk) 10:12, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Dashboard of cleanup tasks for newbies[edit]

Hey, I just wanted to drop a note here and point WikiProject members to this announcement about an interface my team is testing to ask newly-registered editors to help tackle the maintenance backlogs. Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 00:53, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Page needing cleanup[edit]

I flagged social intelligence as probably being copied from I would have added it to the project page, but I'm not logged on or with an account. Thanks. (talk) 00:44, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Cleanup taskforce[edit]

You might consider merging the inactive WP:Cleanup taskforce into your group. See WP:INACTIVEWP for information. Also, you should probably create a redirect here from WP:WikiProject Cleanup so that more people can find you, and also list your group at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Directory/Wikipedia#Maintenance. WhatamIdoing (talk) 05:55, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Bug with CleanupListing report?[edit]

Not sure if this is the best place to ask, but perhaps someone can figure out this bug: why is Line Löwenstein listed at ? This article was tagged with {{notability}} few years back, yes, but it was turned into redirect two years back, and nobody has restored the template since. Yet it is still in the cleanup listing. Seems like a bug? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 22:09, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Discussion notice[edit]

A discussion is occurring at Template talk:Find sources regarding updating the Find sources template with links to the Google News and Google newspapers searches. Interested editors are invited to contribute to the discussion. The discussion is located here. NorthAmerica1000 08:11, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 31 July 2015[edit]

Bare URLs on "Kelp noodles" page have been fixed, and other minor edits made. Please review and strike out this article from the cleanup list. Khaubrich (talk) 13:32, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done The page still has embedded bare urls in the inline citations. North America1000 00:00, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Gulf of Cádiz[edit]

Since I can't post on the main page and don't know where else to post it: could anyone have a look at the reference section at the bottom of Gulf of Cádiz? (talk) 19:35, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Fixed. Staszek Lem (talk) 20:09, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Removing cleanup notice[edit]

I am for some reason unable to remove cleanup notice from Athens LoVeNoTwAr101 (talk) 14:06, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

New editor having trouble joining this project[edit]

There is a conversation at Wikipedia:Teahouse/Questions#Require_assistance. which you may be able to help with - an editor is having technical difficulty joining this project. If you can help, please contribute there so the conversation is all in one place.--Gronk Oz (talk) 10:46, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Ann of the Angels Monteagudo[edit]

Duplicate articles (I can't cope with, please follow to specialists)

Tomates Mozzarella (talk) 07:03, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

To Tomates Mozzarella: Looks like "Ana de los Angeles Monteagudo" predated the other one, which was also tagged for some issues. Redirected. -- œ 06:26, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 April 2016[edit]

Jan Norberger - Can someone please review this for me so that the Clean-up / Neutral POV tag might be removed. I have received some feedback from other users and removed citations that linked to Mr Norberger's LinkedIn page, replacing them with verifiable neutral citations. I have also added additional verifiable citations for paragraphs that didn't have any prior to the tag appearing. Any assistance would be appreciated. MS Joondalup (talk) 02:50, 14 April 2016 (UTC) MS Joondalup (talk) 02:50, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. I have added the clean-up suggestion to the Wikipedia:Cleanup page (diff). North America1000 03:25, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Talk:Allegheny Foothills Historical Society[edit]

Talk:Allegheny Foothills Historical Society has no article. Help!--DThomsen8 (talk) 01:52, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 April 2016[edit] needs grammar cleanup and the addition of background/wikification Ithink215 (talk) 20:19, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: this is the talk page for discussing improvements to the page Wikipedia:Cleanup. Please make your request at the talk page for the article concerned. — JJMC89(T·C) 06:47, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject Introductions[edit]

Hi guys! I recently revived WikiProject Introductions. Do any of you wanna come over to assist and be part of the WikiProject? And are there any articles that both WikiProjects could collaborate on? Happy editing! 😃 Target360YT 😃 (talk · contribs) 07:15, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

Bare urls[edit]

(Cross-posted from Category talk:Pages needing cleanup Hi, I don't know if this is the right place to write, because no-one has posted here since 2011, but.. how do we choose which tags get articles listed in cleanup, and who chooses them? "Neutral"/"verify" do not, for instance, but "bare urls" does. I ask because I would be in favour of getting the "bare urls" tag to send articles to a different place. I am looking for articles to do a more thorough cleanup (for example, what used to be called wikify) as these are the articles that make the encyclopaedia look worse. I understand that bare urls are a problem which need to be fixed but I don't see them as cleanup jobs in the same category. And yet so many of the articles listed here are simply bare url problems, more so as time goes on, it seems. It makes it harder to find articles needing more serious cleanup, and skews the stats about the cleanup backlog. Is there any way this can be changed? If people agree, of course.. Jdcooper (talk) 21:19, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

Assuming you're referring to {{Cleanup bare URLs}} adding articles to Category:Wikipedia cleanup? I see a lot of subcats in Category:Wikipedia article cleanup‎ containing the stuff that you want. Ugog Nizdast (talk) 02:31, 15 December 2016 (UTC)