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WikiProject Missing Encyclopedic articles
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Monthly focus: MacTutor biographies 63 left
1911 verification: 12.2%
ACF Regionals answers: 0%
Hotlist of topics: 85.9%
General topics: 79.6%
Science topics: 92%
Catholic Encyclopedia: 86.2%
Easton's Bible Dictionary: 88%
Encyclopaedia Biblica : 69.5%
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology: 80.6%
Gutenberg authors : 57.1%
Jewish Encyclopedia : 39%
Literary Encyclopedia: 81.9%
List of Poles: 6%
Find-A-Grave: 85.1%
Stanford Archive answers 97.9%
Missing paintings 44%
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Many other lists of politicians, songs, TV shows and others.
Overall progress: 65.2%
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Portal report

The following portals are in need of attention/upkeep:

Portal:Corsica Newly created
Portal:Tuvalu Newly created
Portal:Half-track Newly created
Portal:Virginia Woolf Newly created
Portal:Theosophy Newly created
Portal:Machine learning Newly created
Portal:Kyrgyzstan Newly created
Portal:Trichy Newly created
Portal:Space The selected article excerpts were copied and pasted between 2006 and 2009. The leads of the corresponding articles have greatly improved since then.
Portal:Thinking "Selected" sections need new material. Been the same for years.

The following portals have interesting design features that you may find useful:

Portal:South East England A "parent" portal that uses selected content from several "child" portals, chosen at random for each type of content.
Portal:Philosophy Automatically cycles through 52 "Selected philosophers", one per week, year after year.
Portal:Arts Uses random generators to display random featured status selections.

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See also

Wikimedia community portals

Here is a list of the main community pages of Wikipedia's sister projects.
All of these projects are multilingual and open-content.
Meta-Wiki – Coordination of all Wikimedia projects.
Wiktionary – A collaborative multilingual dictionary.
Wikinews – News stories written by readers.
Wikibooks – A collection of collaborative non-fiction books.
Wikiquote – A compendium of referenced quotations.
Wikisource – A repository for free source texts.
Wikispecies – A directory of species.
Wikiversity – Where teachers learn, and learners teach.
Wikivoyage – A world-wide travel guide.
Wikidata – A free knowledge base that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike.
Commons – Repository for free images and other media files.


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