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- Project management
- GreenReaper - When, why and how to start a WikiProject (or a ); finding and supporting project members; the importance of focus. (slides)
- ClockworkSoul, The Stages of a WikiProject's Life (or How To Keep Your Project Alive). Every project passes through a number of developmental phases as it matures, each with its own management needs.
- Random stuff
|Manual of Style (MoS)|
- More random stuff (pinched from Jayron32)
- User:Uncle G/On notability Best essay on notability and why it should matter.
- Who Writes Wikipedia Essay with some preliminary research that provides an interesting perspective on how Wikipedia works.
- Don't be a Dick Primary civility criteria. Like the primary notability criteria, only better.
- Funniest. Wikipedia. Humor. Ever.
- User:Opabinia regalis/Article statistics Some interesting statistics on edits at wikipedia.
- User:Raul654/Raul's laws Raul's laws. Cool read. I agree with most of it. Not all, but most.
- Wikipedia Spin Hmmm. Nice to see someone finally did this. Vedy interesting...
- SEO Tips & Tactics From A Wikipedia Insider and The Right Way To Fix Inaccurate Wikipedia Articles Two great articles by Durova.
- User:Uncle G/On sources and content another great Uncle G essay.
- The 8 Most Needlessly Detailed Wikipedia Entries What it says. Some of these may have since been deleted, but these were all at one time real articles.
- Wikipedia:Don't "call a spade a spade" AWESOME essay about avoiding ad hominem comments and maintaining the moral high ground in disputes.
- Wikipedia Rules Article in the Phoenix about wikipedia. Quite well written and comprehensive.
- User:Misza13/Nobody cares about your credentials Another great essay.
- Wikipedia:Talk page highlights Funny "haha" and funny "strange" all at once.
- Calculating the airspeed of an unladen swallow Ok. This has nothing to do with Wikipedia, but it may be the best thing ever written by humans EVER.
- WP:HOTTIE. Click it. I dare ya...
- Funny shit It's The Onion, but even when they aren't telling the truth, they are... You know?
- The Scandal of Olivia Newton John AV club found the WP:LAME page... nicely written list of the Lamest of the Lame.
- PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give me a reason to block you!!!
- best post ever. Period. End of discussion.
- Wikipedia:Don't Feed the Divas. Is it time for my closeup yet, Mr. DeMille?
- Wikipedia:Notability (Septuagenarian female plumbers with red hair and freckles) The most important notability guide out there!
- my rough analysis of article creation rate at Wikipedia. As of May 2009, it was roughly one article every 54 seconds. The same number was arrived at using short-term (500 articles at one batch) and long term (all articles created between article #2,000,000 till I did the analysis) calculations.
- User:Jayron32/Orthodoxy and heresy at Wikipedia An essay inspired by the rather contentious MfD for Esperanza
- User:Jayron32/How to argue effectively I was getting tired of reading bad, illogical, or otherwise ineffective arguments on XfD and other discussions.
- User:Jayron32/Jayron32's Principles of Vandal Fighting
- User:Jayron32/Observations from a new Admin
- User:Jayron32/The Featured Article test
- User:Jayron32/On positions of authority at Wikipedia
- User:Jayron32/Wikipedia translator
- more random stuff
- admin related stats
- User:Angela/What Wikipedia is not
- Wikipedia:We need a policy to deal with policy
- User:Linuxbeak/There really isn't a cabal
- User:Revolución/Statement against Jimbocracy
- decision making on WP:BN
- User:Mboverload/Zero Featured Article - RfA criteria
- User:Dbuckner/Expert rebellion
- User:LinaMishima/Experts Problem
- Wikipedia:List of cabals
- Knowledge Access as a Public Good - Danah Boyd
- Bizarre And Improbable Giraffe Herding Techniques
- OMC maps (pinched from Kelisi)
If you would like to try your hand at making maps, for Wikipedia or other purposes, I also wholeheartedly recommend this link:
I have discovered a little bug in this site. You must of course enter map coördinates – latitude and longitude – to generate your map, and instead of using the letters N, S, W and E to indicate hemisphere, you put a minus sign if you mean latitude south of the equator or longitude west of Greenwich. The trouble crops up when you want to generate a map of an area that straddles the 180th meridian. Have a look at my Fiji map up above and you'll notice that the 180th passes right through the country, but to generate the map, I had to specify an eastern limit of 182°, not -178° which I found caused an error message. But honestly, whoever heard of the 182nd meridian?! Anyway, the system does at least translate this into -178° when the map appears.
Another thing that can be annoying about OMC maps is that they are limited in size. You can make bigger maps, though, by generating 4 (or 9, or 16) maps of contiguous areas and then using Microsoft Paint, or another graphics programme, to stitch them together. However, this only works well if you use the Mercator projection, which is not always handy.
To do maps of a countries subdivions, go to the gData website, then select "administrative divisions", "roads", "railways", or anything else you want on the map, then, select a country from the list, you'll have to download a ZIP file, then, extract the file(s) with the file extension ".shp" and upload it to MapSharer where you can edit the map. When you finished, download the map as an EPS, and convert it to SVG, best using Ghostscript and GSview. Then, edit the map to meet your needs using Inkscape. See this?
- Wikipedia:WikiProject User scripts/Scripts
- Wikipedia:Tools/Navigation popups -- udeful
- Special:Linksearch searches for links from Wikipedia articles to sites outside Wikipedia. E.g., all Wikipedia pages linking to Yahoo.com