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Welcome to Today's articles for improvement!
(And you thought all the juicy articles had already been written...)

We identify and collaborate upon underdeveloped articles that require improvement. Our goal is to use widespread collaborative editing to improve articles over a short time frame. So far, we have improved hundreds of articles; some have even been promoted to good or featured article status! Boldly edit the current article for improvement, or join the project today!

This week's article for improvement is:


Previous selections: Sponge (material) · Dress · Sword dance

Nuvola apps kword.png How to contribute[edit]

  • Check out the project's Articles for improvement page. Just start editing and help to improve our selected articles!
  • You can nominate an article for us to work on.
  • You may join the project by adding your name to the members list, and can sign up for weekly notices.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to ask at our talk page, and also at the Teahouse or Help desk.
  • If you are new to Wikipedia, you may find Wikipedia's tutorial useful - it covers the basics of Wikipedia in under a hour.
  • Be bold! Articles here can can be edited at any time by all users, regardless of project membership status.

SMirC-Barnstar.svg Goals[edit]

The project's four main tasks are to:

  • Coordinate and collaborate to improve articles
  • Identify candidate articles
  • Select the order they appear on the community portal in the Today's articles for improvement section
  • Assess and track our accomplishments

Project organisation[edit]

Start hand.svg Process[edit]

Articles follow the following process to be selected as Today's Article For Improvement:
Nominations page Articles for improvement
Schedule Today's Article For Improvement star.svg
  1. Articles are submitted and approved by participating editors at the nominations page.
  2. Successful nominations are listed at Wikipedia:Articles for improvement. Articles on the list page can be improved at any time.
  3. One article is randomly selected from the list of articles each week, which is placed in the schedule.
  4. A few weeks later, it's that article's turn to be the week's selected TAFI article!

Bookmark-new.svg Project accomplishments[edit]

Some of our notable accomplishments include:
Article Accomplishments Notes
Entertainment Expanded from Start-Class article Start-Class to Good article Good Article. Promoted to GA on 27 February 2013
Writer Expanded from Stub-Class article Stub-Class (c.4K bytes to c.66K bytes).
Sea Expanded from Start-Class article Start-Class to Featured article Featured Article
Life sciences Expanded from Stub-Class article Stub-class to C-Class article C-class (c.3K bytes to c.76K bytes)
Solar activity Did You Know? Did you know? article for 21 Sep 2014
Animatronics Did You Know? Did you know? article for 21 Sep 2014
Steak Expanded from Start-Class article Start-class to Good article Good article (c.8K bytes to c.37K bytes). Promoted to GA on 25 November 2014.
Solar activity Expanded from a Disambiguation page Disambiguation page to a C-Class article C-class article. (c.1K to 70K bytes)
Deep frying
  • Expanded from Start-Class article Start-class to B-Class article B-class (3.7kB to 13kB)
  • Improved to Good article Good Article as a further collaboration (14kB, ~2,400 words)
  • Did You Know? Did you know? article for 15 November 2015 (diff), having qualified per being promoted to GA status
Promoted to GA on 17 September 2015
Hors d'oeuvre
  • Improved from start-class to c-class.

Did You Know? Did you know? article for 15 January 2016

  • Improved from start-class to c-class.

Did You Know? Did you know? article for 9 February 2016

– See the Accomplishments page for additional articles.


The project member list is located at the Members page.

Yellow star, blue check, green plus.svg Assessment[edit]

Our assessment criteria and procedure are explained on the Assessment page. Like many other WikiProjects, TAFI assesses the articles it is involved with. Unlike other projects, we only assess the article's state before and immediately after its week of collaborative editing – that improvement is one (but not the only) measure of our success.

Nuvola apps kcmsystem.svg Automation and templates[edit]

TAFI makes use of various templates. See the Automation page for details, including banners, talk page messages, user and project maintenance templates. The project's bot tasks are also listed here, currently undertaken by MusikBot.

Translation - Noun project 987.svg TAFI Embassy[edit]

Similar article improvement projects exist at various language versions of Wikipedia.

Replacement filing cabinet.svg Archives[edit]

The archives page gives an overview of archived submissions and schedules. For unsuccessful nominations, archived by month, see Unsuccessful nominations for an index. For successfully nominated articles that were not selected to either be scheduled or kept in the List of articles area, see the List of articles archive. For articles that were scheduled and appeared as "Today's article for improvement", see the Schedule archive.

Project management[edit]

TAFI Scheduling (automated checklist)
Item This week Next week Week after
1. Weekly page created Yes Yes Yes
2. Article specified Yes Yes Yes
3. Picture/file chosen Yes Yes No
4. Caption written Yes Yes No
It is currently week 48 of 2016. Purge this page to refresh the checklist.

See the Project management page for information.

Collaboration logo V2.svg Further collaboration[edit]

See also[edit]

Community.png Related projects[edit]

Icon tools.png Tools[edit]

See also: Wikipedia:Tools
  • reFill – Edits bare url references: adds title, dates, publisher, etc.
  • Reflinks – Edits bare references: adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks – Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver – Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer – Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.
  • X!'s tools – Checks grammar and spelling (provided by LanguageTool) plus wikidata - displays page views and edit history