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Welcome to the Community portal!

This page provides a listing of current collaborations, tasks, and news about English Wikipedia. New to Wikipedia? See the contributing to Wikipedia page or our tutorial for everything you need to know to get started. For a listing of internal project pages of interest, see the department directory.

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Help out

You can help improve the articles listed below! This list updates frequently, so check back here for more tasks to try. (See Wikipedia:Task Center for brief guides.)

Help counter systemic bias by creating new articles on important women.

Help improve popular pages, especially those of low quality.

Community bulletin board


Wikipedia Meetups
   November 2021 +/-
Kuala Lumpur 8 November 10, 2021 (2021-11-10)
London 176 November 14, 2021 (2021-11-14)
San Diego 78 November 21, 2021 (2021-11-21)
UK virtual 6 November 25, 2021 (2021-11-25)
BLT Online November 28, 2021 (2021-11-28)
South Africa 13 November 27, 2021 (2021-11-27)
   December 2021 +/-
San Diego 79 December 5, 2021 (2021-12-05)
Johor 14 December 12, 2021 (2021-12-12)
London 177 December 12, 2021 (2021-12-12)
UK virtual 7 December 15, 2021 (2021-12-15)
Full Meetup Calendar • Events calendar on Meta
For meetups in other languages, see the list on Meta

This week's article for improvement is:

Lazarev Sea

Previous selections: Wholesaling · Geography of Iceland · Air sports

This week's backlog of the week is:

Category:All articles to be split

General notices

  • Do you have need for a specialized script that doesn't exist yet, or have an idea for a cool new script or gadget? Post requests and ideas at Wikipedia:User scripts/Requests.

Projects seeking help

Also consider posting WikiProject, Task Force, and Collaboration news at the Signpost's WikiProject Report page.

WikiProjects and Task Forces

Technical news

Group efforts and monthly projects

Monthly projects

Ongoing group efforts

  • The 100,000 Challenge. The quest to bring about 100,000 article improvements and creations globally through a series of 50,000/10,000/1000 Challenges for different regions and countries. This is a loose challenge, a list will not be maintained here, but the components will function independently on each of the subpages. Will be updated every week or two.
    • The 50,000 Destubbing Challenge is a long term challenge to destub 50,000 articles on English Wikipedia for every country and topic. It may take decades to accomplish, it may take ten years, it all depends on how many people actively contribute.
  • Wikipedia:WikiCup. The WikiCup is a championship that has taken place every year on Wikipedia since 2007. The Cup is played and won by skill of editing. The purpose of the Cup is to encourage content creation and improvement and make editing on Wikipedia more fun. There is a new round every month, until the current contest ends; below are the details.
    • May 1 to June 28 – 32 contestants left.
    • July 1 to August 29 – 16 contestants left.
    • September 1 to October 31 – 8 finalists left, the contestant with the highest score will win!
  • Monthly contest, WikiProject Military history. The contest department of the Military history WikiProject aims to motivate increased quality in military history articles by offering a form of friendly competition for project members making improvements to them. The primary contest available is a simple rolling competition that awards points for improving articles. The contest runs from the first to last day of each month.
  • WikiProject Medicine Collaboration of the Month. Every month, a topic will be selected from this page that will be the focus of editing for some members of Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine. The article may or may not yet exist. Topics may either relate to medical basic sciences (anatomy, biochemistry, and so on), or clinical medicine (illnesses, surgical procedures, and so on).
Table for group projects, by Wikiproject
Wiki project name Individual projects
Women in Red 2021 March: Art+ActivismVisibleWikiWomen

2021 Q1 contest: Africa contest

2021 global initiatives: #1day1woman2021 Women's rights

Upcoming Remote Events, Discussions, and Conferences via electronic formats

Discussions and collaborations

Discussions in the following areas have requested wider attention via Requests for comment:

See also


Tip of the day

Undoing edits

Anyone can revert a page to fix vandalism. All revisions of a page back to the first one are stored in the page history. To revert to an earlier version, just select and copy the text from the history, open the article for editing, paste it back in, and save it. When not dealing with obvious vandalism, reverting often is a bad strategy. It alienates other users and provokes edit wars. Stay cool, talk to the user in question directly, or try to resolve issues on the article's Talk page.

Please do not revert the same page more than three times within 24-hours (the three-revert rule). Doing so can lead to a temporary ban against you. Administrators and Rollbackers have a handy rollback feature that allows them to instant-revert vandalism by going to a user's contributions page. To revert only the most recent edit there is an undo link on the article history page or on the article diff page.

Read more:
To add this auto-updating template to your user page, use {{totd}}