Fuzheado, Kevin Gorman, Guerillero, and WereSpielChequers discuss WikiPR developments, WikiVIP and multimedia in Wikipedia, a RfC on video support across Wikimedia projects, Andrew's American University Wikipedia class, which news sources Wikipedia use the most, plotting Wikipedia's geodata on maps, State of Wikipedia: Requests for Adminship, and popular articles of the last week. The podcast is available here.
Special:UnwatchedPages pages needs you! Currently, and for good reason, this is admin only. If you are a non-admin and would like to help bring the list down, drop a note here and get a list of 10, 20, 200, or however many you want.
Help from experienced editors would be appreciated at the Drawing board, traffic has more than tripled in recent weeks since the addition of a link from Your first article.
A team of editors is needed to develop a set of country profiles/outlines to serve as a useful tool for browsing country-related subjects and comparing countries. Editors experienced in the creation and use of bots and advanced wikitools like WP:AWB and WP:LINKY are especially needed. Please contact The Transhumanist.
As of Oct. 31, AOL is shutting down its FTP space, and all websites they were hosting will be deleted. This is a major shift that will mean plenty of broken links where members' AOL pages are linked to!
A new WikiProject is added to the Proposals: WikiProject Haystack, aiming to highlight the most essential in Wikipedia. To avoid being overwhelmed by all information in Wikipedia, it would put the most essential into special template boxes that may be read and searched separately.
WikiProjects are ongoing team efforts to improve articles having to do with a particular subject, and to manage the logistics of that topic. Hundreds exist—examine the master list to find one that interests you. They are separate from, though may work with, Collaborations.
Wikipedia has many established policies, guidelines, conventions, and traditions. This is a very brief sampling of some of the most important; for more information, see the main policies and guidelines page. Policies and guidelines apply to both articles and how to work with fellow editors. For easy access, the shortcuts to the pages are also listed.
References (or refs), on Wikipedia, are important to validate writing and inform the reader of the source of the text. When adding something to an article, it is highly advisable to cite a reference which describes the source of the information to help the reader who wishes to verify it, or to pursue it in greater depth. It is also useful to update or improve existing references.