This page is a co-ordination point for pages that were previously in the Wikipedia: namespace, but have become obsolete and archived. Regular articles are not archived here or elsewhere because their previous versions may be viewed in the history tab.
Note these pages are preserved primarily for historical interest. Policies contained within may be out-dated.
All page histories still contain their original revisions, with some dating back to Wikipedia's early days.
Refreshing brilliant prose
- /Refreshing brilliant prose – A review of all brilliant prose articles was held in late 2003.
- /Wikipedia teamwork – early musings on collaboration
- /WikiProject proposal – An early blueprint for WikiProjects, written by Manning Bartlett
- – The first WikiProject
- /WikiProject Concepts and its subpages – an early idea for a WikiProject
- /How to draw a diagram with Microsoft Word
- /How to draw a diagram with OpenOffice.org Draw
- /How to draw a diagram with OpenOffice.org Writer
- /Votes for deletion/Lists – a proposal to delete a lot of list pages en masse that didn't reach critical mass.
- /Petition for the return of the Old Wikipedia – a petition to change the standard skin back to the older style, before Monobook.
- /Lag – various complaints and possible solutions to the lag problem on Wikipedia, from 2002–03. Currently, complaints about lag are more typically aired on meta and IRC. ;-)
- /Rules to consider – the earliest discussions of Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. There is also
- /Common words, searching for which is not possible – old search related issues
- /Sandbox, /Sandpit, Wikipedia talk:Historical archive/Sandbox, /Earliest sandbox history, and Wikipedia talk:Historical archive/Earliest sandbox history – some old sandbox-related history.
- /WikiReader an early version of what is now the Books namespace
- /Wikipedia arranged by topic – a proposed category scheme
- /To delete or not to delete – debates on deletion
- /Search engine commentary – comments on the search engine before February 2002
- /Unsuccessful searches (2002-07) – a log of unsuccessful searches in July 2002.
- /Blocked IPs – a list of blocked IPs during the UseModWiki era, mostly preserved for its page history
- /Recent Changes – old text that used to be at the top of Recent Changes
- /International Wikipedia/TextToTranslate – the first translation project for the Wikipedia interface
- /Summary of the debate about the neutral point of view – mostly preserved for its page history
- /Self-linking pages – an old maintenance project
- /RefactoringPolicy – an early discussion on how and where discussion of articles should be conducted
- /Friends of Wikipedia – a list of sites that link to Wikipedia
- /Politics/Wanted – a list of requested politics articles from 2001 and 2002
- /Edit lock – description of a feature of Wikipedia when it ran UseModWiki
- /Imported pictures – an archive of images formerly used on Wikipedia by permission
- /September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack/In Memoriam and its talk page – mostly preserved for their page histories
- /MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage – an old MediaWiki page
- /Template:Substub - a template that was used to tag very short articles
- /Template:Totally-disputed - a template that was used to tag articles whose neutrality and accuracy were disputed
- /Template:Noncompliant - a template that was used to tag articles that violated multiple policies