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  • David Wheeler (actor) - Entirely my work so far. Originally added him because I wrote an article about a character he played in the Farscape TV show. I have added a bunch of other series and movies he's credited with however I have been completely unable to dig up even the slightest hint of BIO info, his nationality, birth date and such is unknown to me. I also fear that I (and the Internet Movie Database) have gotten several David Wheelers mixed up, so I'm not 100% sure the info I do have is all about the same guy. Most notably reading up on Good Will Hunting, I found some references to a David Wheeler working a A.R.T. at Cambridge, however that David Wheeler working there seems to be a completely different guy (although hard to tell with so little background, the picture doesn't look very much like what he looked like on the TV show). Basically I this article needs bio info and fact checking. I tried using peer review earlier, but no luck so far. --Sherool 07:26, 20 May 2005 (UTC)



  • Iraqi TV The grammar is a mess, and I'm not 100 percent sure how to fix it without getting the meaning (and therefore the supposed facts) wrong. Also there are a lot of possibly controversial assertions here with no source.
  • Einstein Kristiansen -- This "bio" of children's TV producer & actor/cartoonist Kristiansen has basically no biographical information at all. His claim to fame is his work in children's television, and even the information on his shows that comprises the majority of the article is sketchy & unsourced. --Parcequilfaut 04:16, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Logie Award - Australia's major television awards has an article with very little wikification, a fair amount of POV, no organisation and yet a large number of related pages. Confusing Manifestation 13:37, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
  • The Tracey Ullman Show's wikipedia article is all about The Simpsons. I understand that The Simpsons' success has far outshadowed that of the Tracey Ullman Show (to the point that most people don't even know that's where it started), but it seems that the show's wiki article could have more information, especially since it allegedly (though unsourced) won 8 Emmy Awards. Sparsefarce 23:09, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Hybrid Fibre Coaxial could stand a good strong copyedit (no to mention renaming). I also have a hunch that the terminology in the article is specific to Australia; I know HFC is now the dominant design for cable TV networks in the U.S. among other countries, but I don't know enough about cable TV technology to significantly improve it. (Cross-listed under "Applied arts and sciences" at "Communications".) 05:07, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • The American Broadcasting Company needs a ton of work. Right now, it's got a 1,100 word POV essay in the middle of it, detailing a court ruling in the 1960's. I took it out, but it went immediately back in. Huge focus on one event and nothing else on company history, shows, or anything that might matter to someone looking for info on ABC. Awful as it currently is.--Firsfron 04:24, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Good, someone else noticed this; it's been there even before since I started on Wikipedia in 2003, but since I knew absolutely nothing about the history presented, I left it alone. It is interesting that ITT and Norton Simon Inc (both large conglomerates at the time) wanted to buy ABC, but it could certainly be pared down some. I'll see what I can do. -lee 08:19, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)
The edit you made is quite excellent, Lee. I hope it sticks. :) --Firsfron 03:26, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Talking Heads (Plays) is a subject that I need some help with. I've started to write summaries for the episodes but the structure isn't quite right, and I'm trying to put some substance on the social impact but naturally it's difficult not to make it a hagiography/POV. Any thoughts? Matthew Platts 04:58, 14 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Saverio Guerra - in need of some serious Wikification by somebody knowledgable about the actor and/or the works he's appeared in. -- Dcfleck 12:38, 2005 Apr 4 (UTC)
  • Ninjask - A pokemon substub with broken format. - Mike Rosoft 16:17, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Krypto the Superdog - Needs to be made more concise and focused, as well as Wikified by someone with more knowledge about animation. It currently reads like a children's fansite. Boxclocke 6 July 2005 21:04 (UTC)
  • Television in the United States - Substantial and mostly well written content is unfocused, unsourced, and poorly organized. Exists as part of the Arts of the United States series, yet tries to discuss as much business as art and culture. Probably ought to be two separate articles. Durova 19:48, 10 December 2005 (UTC)
  • USA Up ALL Night-Needs to have more info on plots,acting careers,trivia,etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] ([[User talk:{{{1}}}|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/{{{1}}}|contribs]])
  • Kojak - Article seems to have a sufficient body of content, but is poorly written to the point of being virtually incomprehensible at times. For example, "He was also very encouraged and had always done something of what his bosses thought he wanted to do that he wasn't overdoing a case once it got cracked opened" or "Frank worked his way up to being a hierarchy as being the chief of detectives for the same office that he was working in the Manhattan district, and McNeil was very aware that Kojak was his main boss."—Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] ([[User talk:{{{1}}}|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/{{{1}}}|contribs]])
  • Music of La Femme Nikita – the article lacks sources (documentation for verification) and appears to be the product of original research: WP:NOR. The material may have been taken from unacknowledged fansites and/or other unacknowledged and unattributed source(s). --NYScholar 22:55, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

Cultural movements & studies[edit]

  • Romanticism - this article, on an important topic, is a mess. No clear definition of 'romanticism' emerges from the article. Also the page become a sort of 'dumping ground' including listings and comments on cultural figures who are often referred to as 'romantics' but don't really have much or anything to do with 'romanticism' as it is generally understood by cultural historians. Someone who really knows the topic should sort it out, please, making clear amongst other issues the difference between 'romanticism' as a movement, and the term 'romantic' as commonly applied.

Smerus 14:39, 3 January 2006 (UTC)


History of corsets is a copy-and-paste merge of several articles, all originally marked for deletion. The information contained in it is - if true - generally impossible to verify, and/or not notable. If kept, it needs a serius rewrite. - Mike Rosoft 18:48, 14 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Mullet (haircut) needs an amazing amount of work. 03:48, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Wings (haircut) could use a bit of sprucing, and arguably a photograph... Rtucker 02:40, 13 April 2007 (UTC)



  • Lisa Foster - birthplace and date conflict with other Internet sources


See also: filming stubs, film stubs

  • The Circus (film) - article has become infected with an irrelevant internet joke that is worth one sentence at most, not 2 entire paragraphs. Certain standards should be applied to avaoid exploitation and shameless self-promotion. (Yinzland 03:41, 28 October 2010 (PST)
  • Heavenly Creatures - article contains alot of potential, but requires alot of cleanup and alot of citations and sources for facts are missing. (talk) 06:52, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Me Without You (film) - A good movie, but I can't help with to much knowledge since it only came on TV here in Germany. Needs attention in my opinion because of the quite unusual topic and the quite familiar actors. --Predator capitalism 04:51, 7 August 2005 (UTC)
Never seen a Bollywood film in my life, but I cleaned up the grammar and style a little, and tried to bring it closer to NPOV. Somebody who knows what the heck he is talking about needs to double-check this, though. --Jaysweet 20:33, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Life-Size - so far looking like a conversation but could look much better with a bit of work, any one interested? Mexaguil 13:58, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Run (film) - has a dubious factoid about a cult called the "do-run-runners" I'm unable to verify Bryan 04:15, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Screenwriting - many missing, empty sections the original author probably intended to fill in later; could use some expansion and a more thorough treatment from someone who knows more about the subject. I did some copyediting to add wiki links and make the style less breezy and conversational, but this article needs much more work. Szyslak 08:06, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)
I'm working on this one. Its a field I'm pretty well versed in. Should have it done within the next few days. Boxclocke 6 July 2005 20:57 (UTC)
  • David Winning - I keep having to remove some cut and pasted text (some from the NYTimes, and some from Winning's website) from this article -- which is probably copyrighted. What's interesting is that the user who keeps adding it is new: User:Groundstar83, and the David Winning's website is run by Groundstar entertainment and a "whois" returns: Winning, David xxx@xxxx, Groundstar Entertainment Corp. Any advice? - Motor 16:37:19, 2005-08-06 (UTC)
  • Ice Cream Man - Someone tried to expand this stub and left it in an unreadable state.
    • I fixed the grammar and typos so the entry is at least readible. --Supernumerary 04:10, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
  • The Prophecy: Forsaken - All that's there is a two-sentence summary that's somewhat hard to understand. Devilot 01:08, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Disney Sing Along Songs - Anyone make sure all of the first 12 volumes have articles with complete (not just partial) lists of the songs in them. (If you don't know the complete list, feel free to research the Internet.) Georgia guy 22:53, 5 April 2006 (UTC)


See also: anime and manga stubs

  • Animania - I've created the page, with info mainly on the first couple of Animanias (because I was involved more back then), needs fleshing out on the more recent cons and perhaps someone has a better idea how things should be set out. While I'm at it, Manifest is in dire need of a real article. Confusing Manifestation 15:52, 10 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Bastard!! - I merged this article with Bastard!, both articles were in need of attention, and it's no better now. I haven't seen all of the OVA or read all of the manga. -- Philip Nilsson 17:00, 3 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Cima Garahau - It took me a while just to find out what this page was talking about. Someone with some experience with Gundam needs to make this page a bit less cryptic. Kelly Martin 07:51, 29 Dec 2004 (UTC)
    • Done, though I'll let someone else remove the attention warning. AngelHedgie 18:36, 12 September 2005 (UTC)
  • - This article needs a readable name. RickK 00:18, Jan 27, 2005 (UTC)
    • It has now, Ulfuls. Still a pretty bad substub, though. Also seemingly not related to anime directly. --Grm wnr 18:34, 2 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Deathscythe - Bad grammar and confusing. Needs work from some anime expert. Bratsche 17:20, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)
    • Fixed it up, made it readable, expanded descriptions in places, added all the canon data on abilities and tech specs and a pic. Should be pretty okay now. --KharBevNor 00:17, 1 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • These Sailor Moon-related articles were recently edited by Dasrik, who has been permanently banned for vandalism. I don't know much about Sailor Moon, so I can't tell if his creation of / changes to these articles have any merit, or are just subtle vandalism. Would someone please check them? See their talk pages for more details. Thanks, Tualha 7 July 2005 02:58 (UTC)


  • Tracy Seretean - Consists of just 1 sentence, followed by a quote of her Oscar acceptance speech ! thisisace 23:59, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Food and drink[edit]




  • High Plains Reader - This article may contain information in the "controversial sex column" section that is not appropriate for this entry. The information appears trivial, and it may not contribute to the entry proper. --Malecasta 00:41, 15 October 2005 (UTC)


  • Satire - Article as it stands includes an unsourced listing of "types of satire," many statements that confuse the difference between satire and parody, and far too many vanity examples. It would be preferable to break the examples off into a "List of satirical works," and leave the satire article for a broad discussion of what satire is, its forms, and its history. - Cobra libre 00:19, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I've moved a bunch of parody-specifc stuff to the talk page. Looks better now, but still needs work, and the list should probably be split into its own article. -Sean Curtin 04:23, Nov 23, 2004 (UTC)
I did some serious copy-editing. This article is shaping up pretty well but still needs some content adjustment. --Onlyemarie 00:51, 8 Feb 2005 (UTC)


See also: literature stubs.

  • Season of Migration to the North needs serious attention. 2/8/06
  • Elves (Middle-earth) could use a lot of expansion, particularly life cycles, beards, laws and customs of the Eldar, etc. Calling History of Middle-earth readers... 16:51, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
  • List of fiction inspired by Dune This could be a long, substantial article, but it isn't yet, and I'm not knowledgable enough to think of anything good to do with this page. Philwelch 02:33, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • HAVEN — This article is marked for cleanup, but I can find no evidence that this book or author even exists. The Coven#Coven, The section entry also references this same author, but I find no match on google or amazon, other than the wikipedia entries. So it appears bogus. — RJH 19:47, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Sorilea. The article does not give enough information about its subject. I think it's about the Wheel of Time, but I do not know about that book. Kushboy 07:14, August 6, 2005 (UTC)
  • Arsène Lupin — It's a shame that Lupin III has a much longer article. 11:32, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Added plot summaries for the Faulkner novels The Hamlet and The Town (Faulkner), both of which could stand to be cleaned up quite a bit. pmooney78 14:14, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Comic books[edit]

See also: comic stubs.

  • Black Fury - This article seems to not specify a specific Black Fury character, but all characters named Black Fury. Perhaps the different, but samely named, characters can each have their own entry, followed by a number for differentiation.

Literary movements[edit]


See also: novel stubs.

and Category:Novel articles needing attention which is populated by Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels staff.


See also: writer stubs.

  • Milton Díaz. Reads like something off the back of a book, rather than an encyclopedia article i.e. is vague and doesn't really establish any notability. I fear it will be deleted unless someone adds some useful information. Gershwinrb 20:23, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
  • David Mamet - The criticism section contains almost no criticism, and the tiny bit that is mentioned is refuted without examination. Most of what fills out the very lengthy criticism section reads more like fancruft.--Anchoress 05:54, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
  • W. S. Gilbert. The article needs to be better organized, and footnotes, etc. need to be added. See: WP:G&S clean-up tasks. --Ssilvers 20:20, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Lou Carrigan: This article is a stub and requires some editing. See the talk page for details. --Srinivas 09:02, 2 September 2009 (UTC)


Please request attention for music articles on Wikipedia:WikiProject Music/Noticeboard. That page is actively monitored, it currently is the collaboration focus point for music articles.


  • Pioneer Park - On most days, I'd have put this up for deletion, but I'm feeling inclusionist today. Very, very poor stub. -- Dcfleck 03:56, 2005 Apr 15 (UTC)


See also: Category:Game stubs.

  • Griefer -- Apparently suffering from a lack of sources, and an NPOV problem because of it. --Antoshi~! T | C 05:20, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Chumtoad I added this because of its conspicuous absence, despite the extreme amount of information on Halflife... however, it's a quick and dirty article just to provide some very basic information--it's in dire need of clean-up and expansion Devilot 18:37, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - more information is available on the topic on various websites. 19:33, 7 October 2005 (UTC)
  • game addiction - Cleaned up to be less POV, but needs more information from groups researching the phenomena of Video Game Addiction. (Cross-listed in Wikipedia:Pages needing attention/Psychology Lamoxlamae 02:15, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Macau (game). I've added what I can remember to the rules, but it needs a much more detailed treatment. Removed the information that was there, as it was completely illegible.
  • Pinball. A lost opportunity. Lots of facts but completely disorganized, and sorely lacking in important areas, especially the history, development and social context of the game. I fully plan to work on this myself, but I want pinball enthusiasts who may not be aware of the shabby state this article is in to have a look, too. This is definitely one of those articles that Wikipedia could use to run circles around Britannica with. JRM 14:29, 2005 Jan 25 (UTC)
  • Dance Dance Revolution (Disney versions) No detail, poor grammer and capitalization, needs either massive amounts of work or deletion. -- 08:00, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Did some major copyediting and added a few paragraphs. It still needs some work, but it's not that broad a topic anyway, so I think it's case closed on this one. ~Mori
    • Did some more copyediting. Edlin2 21:23, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Rabbid - Unsure if the list of types is necessary or should be split off. // Gargaj 15:37, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Retrogaming Awful article with too much POV and not enough facts. Yet-another-user 11:17, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • StarKingdoms - Created by a apparently clueless user, edited and vandalized several times. Needs a kind hand by someone familiary with the game. RoceKiller 13:17, 30 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Trish should be ok now --Cornflake pirate 05:04, 24 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Tarot (game) - a misinformative merge of two pages, one an unclearly-written account of what may be a legitimate variation or may be just misremembered but definitely does not represent the Fédération Française de Tarot rules, the other a brief summary of the bidding that was pasted in. It's easy to find accurate rules online if you can read French (link above, French Wikipedia, etc.) and quite possibly even if you can't. —Blotwell 08:22, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Chao (Sonic the Hedgehog) Needs major attention... the evolution section needs to be completely rewritten, it reads sort of like a Gamefaqs guide, so I'm betting copyvio. Was tagged for cleanup on Feb 2006. 12:49, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Broken Sword: The Angel of Death - I can take care of the lead, gameplay, development, and reception. But, I really need somebody to write the full plot. --Khanassassin This user is a featured adventure gamer. Click here for more information. EMINƎM 20:50, 14 February 2012 (UTC)


See also: religion stubs, Tanakh stubs, Islam stubs, Judaism stubs, Zoroastrianism stubs

  • Gender of God - I would appreciate some informed comment on this article which is seemingly "owned" by an editor who refuses to allow any edits but his to be made. His bullying tactics have managed to insert and retain a lead that doesn't mention the topic and an essay which is completely unreferenced and off-topic. I have asked for RfC twice but nothing happened. Abtract (talk) 08:16, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Laava — This page doesn't explain what Laava is. It just provides a quote that is seemingly a non-sequitur. The page Guru Ram Das (which links to Laava) provides some information about it, but it's vague. This article needs attention from someone who knows about Sikhism. Jbinder 19:01, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Tarika — I have been trying to get some input via the talk page. As I said on that page This needs work. Only one very narrow meaning of the word is addressed--and it's not even the commonest one. The page gives the impression that the Muslim Brotherhood and traditional turuq have commonalities in ideology or organization. Which, IMHO, is exactly opposite to reality.iFaqeer (Talk to me!) 00:38, Dec 17, 2004 (UTC)
  • Zoroastrianism - needs a workover, in particular with respect to history: only really describing the religion as it is now, when it had substantial evolution over its long history: it was originally Mazdaen, then it went through a phase (during the late Achaemenid era) where it was fairly polytheistic, and a later phase (during the Sassanid era) had a predominant cult in which Ahura Mazda was not the prime god, but one of the two lesser aspects of the prime god - see Zurvanism. Present-day Zoroastrianism is Mazdaen again. -- Fullstop 08:53, 3 August 2006 (UTC) (comment copied from Wikipedia:WikiProject History)


  • Genesis - makes no mention of the very common belief that the Bible is divinely inspired and infallible --Smack 17:36, 20 May 2004 (UTC) So what? Reformatikos 02:01, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC) If this belief is mentioned it should definatly be presented as a belief, not fact, I would question that it is a 'very common' belief as, although Christianity is a major religion it is out-numbered by all other religions and atheism (of all types) combined, therefore most people would not believe in its infallibility or that it was divinely inspired. Fairywings 14:29, August 11, 2005 (UTC)


  • Osiris-Dionysus - this article is seriously lacking in content (given the potential that it has) or wikipedia like appearance CheeseDreams 03:52, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Marduk - contains both some wiki-authored content and a 1911 article. -Smack 06:42, 11 Dec 2003 (UTC)


  • Islamic eschatology -- I know that houris and sex aren't the be-all and end-all of this, but I don't know much more than that. The article needs much more about Islamic ideas of personal eschatology (death, judgement, reward, punishment) and general eschatology (ad-Dajjal, the end of the world, etc.) from someone with some knowledge of this topic. --MIRV 22:08, 6 Jan 2004 (UTC)


  • Kwanzaa needs serious help. It includes much irrelevant information about the holiday's inventor, and it appears to be written by someone with an axe to grind. The person doing it has added all the attacks back after a few reverts and warnings by myself and others. The same person came in here and removed an earlier notice that this page needs help. It probably needs protecting or patrolling. DreamGuy 01:26, Dec 18, 2004 (UTC)
  • Latin Rite this is a huge field, and should have a correspondingly exhaustive article. it's a stub right now. A lot of out-of-coyright material could be included, e.g. the Catholic Encyclopedia: [1] [2]. dab () 08:40, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • On this area could someone please lopk at Abraham in the Catholic Liturgy. It's from the Catholic Encyclopedia and it needs the attention of someone a bit more liturgical than I am. --JASpencer 13:04, 27 December 2005 (UTC)


  • Goetic magick seems mostly written from the perspective of a person who accepts the Magick belief system. Needs to be more neutral. RJH 21:12, 25 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Angel Hair - I don't know if this is the right section for this one; probably not, but I can't find a better. Can someone familiar with New Age-y / Spiritualism stuff expand this article (or at least indicate this isn't just one person's imagination at work)? --Dcfleck 18:24, 2005 Jun 12 (UTC)


Mythology See also: mythology stubs

  • Acantha - A year-old comment in the talk page suggests that it's actually on two different myths that have been mixed together inappropriately, but I don't have any reference material handy to check and correct this. Bryan 03:01, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Inca mythology There is a great deal of confusion about the facts in this article, and it looks terrible. Loads of red links which need articles written, and no particularly expert editor is involved. Sam Spade (talk · contribs) 22:09, 24 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Orochi - a monster featured in both Japanese folklore and pop culture. Currently focuses almost entirely on its appearance in one rather obscure video game ~ FriedMilk 01:50, Sep 19, 2004 (UTC)
listed another appearance in another video game ~ thespider, Nov 29, 2004
  • Perun - the article needs rewriting almost from scratch. The text was copied from a (probably) Polish source and translated poorly. --Gene s 13:33, 9 Sep 2004 (UTC)
    • apparently "the highest god of the Slavic pantheon" -- middle paragraphs especially are in poor shape, but I can't make much sense of them without a better background in Slavic mythology. Triskaideka 15:26, 20 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Polish mythology - Article should be partially merged with Slavic mythology, but first it needs to be revised by some specialist. There are lots of typos (both in the titles of the articles and in their content) and several of the linked phenomena seem forged or simply improbable. [[User:Halibutt|Halibutt]] 21:53, Sep 8, 2004 (UTC)
  • Perperuna -- Wikipedians who understand Slavic languages and are knowledgeable in Slavic mythology are invited to sort out the "text" now in Talk:Perperuna. -- PFHLai 01:27, 2004 Aug 24 (UTC)
  • I guess there's a lot to say about white horses in mythology, and that page would be the place to do so. |l'KF'l| 11:11, Aug 18, 2004 (UTC)
  • Japanese mythology. From a brief glance it seems to be reasonably well written, but certain sections are empty, and it badly needs wikification. Possibly it needs copyediting. I am also uncertain if the names should be italicized. DocWatson42 06:07, 14 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Geri and Freki - very little information. --Eequor 10:13, 26 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Slavic fairies - the article includes several older semi-stubs and needs sorting out the nymphs from the ghosts from whatever by someone who knows Slavic mythology. The title may be improper too. --Shallot 11:41, 5 Jun 2004 (UTC)
  • Korean mythology: contains stuffs from a famous apocryphal book that was cooked up in the 20th century and is believed by cult religions. --Nanshu 00:58, 30 Nov 2003 (UTC)
  • !Kung mythology - Please add more myths and detail; also improve prose. fascinating. cf. List of deities
  • Virgin birth - Is this a list of people who were supposedly born via virgin birth or of virgins who supposedly gave birth? I am unsure it seems a little mixed up.


  • Grand College of Rites - I know Freemasonry isn't technically a religion, but I couldn't find a better section to ask for help on a fraternal organization. Anyway, this article is in need of POV rewriting as well as grammar and wikifying. I don't know enough about the subject to do it successfully. --Darkwind 01:25, Feb 20, 2005 (UTC)
I've gone over it a couple of times, mostly for typos. An article of this nature probably can't help appearing somewhat POV. Any specific suggestions? - Rlvaughn 20:23, 29 Nov 2003 (UTC)
I've re-worded it slightly to make it sound more objective, without changing its meanings. - Miles 6:12, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)


  • Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab is in absolutely horrible condition. The article needs to have all facts verified, be completely re-written, or even outright deleted. The article, about the founder of Wahhabism\Salifism, has been taken over by Muslims who were clearly preaching on Wikipedia, not writing for an encyclopedia. 19:50, 10 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Charles Darwin's views on religion had an attention tag, now removed as the article's more developed...dave souza 15:48, 12 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Historicity of Jesus in horrible shape, needs merged, strained for scraps of quality. Sam [Spade] 01:15, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Josephus on Jesus is also in bad shape, with a lot of bias, quoting Christian sources significantly more than others.
  • Sources about Jesus Similar problem, same editors. Sam [Spade] 01:12, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I dispute the above. I think Mpolo did a great job with the article, and that Sam has listed it here for POV reasons. CheeseDreams 10:54, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Joseph de Maistre - needs wikification RedWolf 06:04, Mar 28, 2004 (UTC)
    • Now edited, wikified. Still could use verification of translations of titles of works. --Jmabel 05:22, 10 Apr 2004 (UTC)
  • Melchizedek- Contains a very large section solely on one historians reconstruction of Melchizedek as a highway robber without much exoplanation of reasons and in need of general wikification too
  • Ahmad Raza is in need of serious cleanup and NPOV. The main problem is the abundance of Arabic words, most tranlisterated in what seems like non-standard way. JoaoRicardo 04:57, 13 Jan 2005 (UTC)


  • Radha Soami - needs to be organized and expanded by someone who knows what this is all about -- Anodyne 18:25, 24 Aug 2005 (UTC)
  • Nasir al-Din Nasir Hunzai - has added a lot of new information but in a stilted style which suggests that English is not their first language, and with some POV phrases. -- Chris Q 12:44, 2005 Jun 20 (UTC)
  • Ascetic - this badly need expansion - a VERY impotant topic in early Christianity and may well be in other religions (I don't know). It deserves far more --Doc Glasgow 10:56, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Animism - very POV; needs much work. ᓛᖁ♀ 04:39, 29 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Women In Hinduism. I'm really not sure what to do with this. It is decidedly one-sided, and I don't know how to make it more neutral. There haven't been any substantial changes in over a month, since the article was first written. I feel it is an important topic, so I hesitate to nominate it on VFD. If no one is able to help fix it, perhaps it can be merged and redirected to Hinduism. There, the author or others can expand it, while those who watch that article can help it achieve neutrality; if it grows large enough, it can be moved to a separate article. Perhaps. — Knowledge Seeker দ (talk) 10:16, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is written in a very POV way. IbnRushd 19:15, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Free Church of England needs expansion. Katefan0 01:35, Nov 15, 2004 (UTC)
  • Linji, Rinzai, and Rinzai school may need more community involvement. --[[User:Eequor|η♀υωρ]] 11:20, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Primitive Methodism Reads like a term paper, has sources sprinkled throughout referenced only by last name, needs wikifying and major editing for style and lots of tightening. I took a crack at the top half but my eyes are glazing over. Katefan0 23:12, 12 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Atheism a month of debate has gone nowhere, badly in need of impartial, NPOV editors. Sam [Spade] 20:52, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Islam around the world - This seems redundant, as the information is reproduced in Islam#Islam_around_the_world --StoatBringer 23:48, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Mennonite had a huge, unwikified section added recently by an anon. It needs to be fact-checked and integrated with the article. Rhobite 19:57, Aug 4, 2004 (UTC)
  • Witchcraft An unholy mess of merged articles which need resolving and putting under correct and discrete headings with the article in question then being rewritten top to bottom. Sjc 04:39, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • civic religion - I find much of the content implausible. That all "civic religions" are atheistic, that they exist only under dicatorships, that they are necessarily dogmatic. I thought the term referred to ritual displays of patriotism of the sort practiced in all countries, such as crowds singing the national anthem on certain occasions, displaying the flag on patriotic holidays, etc. See Talk:civic religion for more. Warning': not to be confused with civil religion. Michael Hardy 02:09, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Sharia has some pov statements and many parts that could be reworded for clarity, particularly the "practice of sharia" section. --Rhobite 04:32, Jul 4, 2004 (UTC)
  • Heathenry - nothing much about the religion itself, just some semantic points regarding the derivation of the name. Should this maybe be combined with Asatru? Kwertii 10:39, 12 Jan 2004 (UTC)
    • No. A may equal B but not all B are A. Be wary of merging articles. Invariably someone has to demerge them. Sjc 04:39, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)
    • I've done a full rewrite, but it badly needs a bit more attention. SetarconeX
    • I've just re-instituted it. As Sjc said about, not all B are A. And quite a few things link to it - the automatic redirect to Paganism was decidedly misleading. I can do some more on it later, including more refs, and it needs to more but as a religion Heathenry is not same as 'Paganism' (which is in itself many things - see book 'researching Paganisms') :) . Seidkona 15:56, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Upanishad - needs ugly formatting and the diacrita in the main upanishads section fixed. --Finlay McWalter 01:31, 12 Nov 2003 (UTC)
    • I did a bit of work on the formatting, but the "List of Upanishads" is still fugly, and I'm not knowledgable enough of the topic—or HTML—to fix it.. DocWatson42 08:59, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Chungdo needs to be NPOV'd and made suitable for Wikipedia. --Ce garcon 19:13, 21 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Tahuantinsuyu, Religion the page was excised from the Inca Empire page and is quite scattershot. It has a very incomplete description of their extensive calendering system and has no connection with the Inca mythology page upon which this religion was presumably based. --Zenyu 20:12, Dec 7, 2004 (UTC)
  • List of atheists - In need of a few people who would like to discuss and take serious steps to restructure/rewrite the page. I think the page can serve and encyclaopedic purpose, but not in its current form. See my comments at the bottom of the talk page for what I think needs to be done. --Comics 04:04, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • The Summit Lighthouse - Someone else marked this as needing attention on 6 Jan, 2005, but I can't find anything in this section about it. Seems to have significant POV issues. --Ahc 05:41, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Christian ecumenism - Reads more like pro-Catholic propaganda than a fair and balanced approach. The Protestant section alone is filled with excessive rhetoric that really doesn't describe any facts, only basically says "Protestantism is irrelevant". Incredibly offensive, poorly written. I'm almost tempted to list it as a vote for deletion. Kade 05:56, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Jeung San Do - a Korean spiritual movement. Needs NPOV work and background filled in for that article and related articles including Dojeon, Gaebyeok, Cosmic year. CDC (talk) 17:32, 5 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Council of Jerusalem this article needs an unbiased person to define the FACTS of the Council of Jerusalem from Acts 15. 00:56, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)~
  • Ishta-devatha any hindus want to tackle this one?--Gaff talk 18:38, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

Religious persecution


  • Handfasting - Article is lacking in content. Signifigance of symbolism not explained. --Morningstar2651 17:40, Apr 12, 2005 (UTC)
  • Rain dance - Article is more about the computer jargon term than the original ritual. - Skysmith 10:35, 7 Sep 2004 (UTC)
    • Should these be diverged if expanded? Katefan0 00:01, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Alms - Needs lots of work and clarification to be a useful article. --Αλεξ Σ 01:23, 17 Apr 2004 (UTC)
    • I waded into the fray, but it's still very stubby.--Puffy jacket 13:25, 19 Jun 2004 (UTC)


  • Saint Vasilije is saintly POV, does not have a single wikilink, has "example images" and possibly copyvio.--leandros 21:55, 4 Aug 2004 (UTC)
    • The images are replaced now, but the article is copyvio from [3] and [4].--leandros 22:26, 4 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Sant Thakar Singh needs loads of wikifying (especially the references) and looks to me to have huge POV issues. A lot of it would probably sit better at Sant Mat, it appears, but lots of the rest seem just too opinion-based. --Kwekubo 01:15, 14 September 2005 (UTC)


  • Akashic Records - Rewrite necessary. --Schnee 20:05, 15 Sep 2003 (UTC)
    • Wikified and formatted a little better. Content seems relatively clear to me, but someone recently commented on the discussion page that it was not. Comments on the content? If necessary, I'll try to clarify, but I need guidance on what exactly needs to be clarified. Spectatrix 01:16, 2004 Jul 30 (UTC)
    • Upon further review, I concur that the content needs to be revamped, which I plan to do. Specific suggestions are still welcome, though. Spectatrix 03:20, 2004 Jul 30 (UTC)
  • Logosophy -- is this "spirituality"? No offense, but to me it reads like complete twaddle -- sort of pop "psychology" (unrelated to real psychology) cum self-help cum mysticism. (It's claimed to be "science", which it certainly is not.) I realize that I have a minuscule appetite for this kind of thing, and therefore pass it to others who can't be less sympathetic than I. -- Hoary 03:20, 2005 Jan 26 (UTC)


  • Hajji Discusion over whether info is acurate. needs research to decice if info is aucrate
  • Catholic reads like a term paper. Did some work on format today, but there's several times a "Denziger" given a source with no information what book that refers to; I added a guess at the end of the text, but verification would be good. Also, sometimes I found it hard to determine where a quote actually ended. That also would require access to aforementioned unknown book. -- AlexR 12:05, 21 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Varnas is a concept from Hinduism, but this article is very hard to understand and needs going over, probably some wiki-ing as well. Meelar 05:05, 28 May 2004 (UTC)
    • I did some wikification to give better clarity to the article.Jam2k 19:57, May 30, 2004 (UTC)
  • High Priest -- This redirect is correct in the Judaic sense, but not the Pagan/Wiccan sense. --Spikey 02:39, 18 May 2004 (UTC)
  • Divine is a stub that could use a good broad survey of the concept incorporating different religious views. Alcarillo 04:22, 8 May 2004 (UTC)
  • Goddess - Article is almost entirely about modern Goddess worship. Very short on historical goddessess. Rmhermen 23:23, May 1, 2004 (UTC)
  • Pentecost -- Re: Meaning of "Whit": Addition by an anon editor [5] contradits the first paragraph of the page. Needs expert help to decide which one is correct. -- PFHLai 00:30, 2005 September 8 (UTC)


  • Apostolic Fathers I think this has a lot of POV issues, and it just doesn't seem very informative to me. It is loaded with information, yes, but I am not really understanding it, and it seems like a Wikipedia article should be comprehensible to the lay person. There seem to be a number of conflicting viewpoints here, but I don't really know the details.Blacklite 08:07, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Concupiscence -- This article really needs review by a theologically educated Catholic, and a theologically educated Protestant. It could also do with a broader range of sources, some concrete examples, and information on the views of the Eastern Orthodox. rhyax 18:36, 1 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • I just finished refactoring Apocrypha, which was something of a mess. I'm not sure it's factually accurate anymore, or really that it was to begin with. I also noticed that there are many related articles which contain a lot of the same information. In particular, there are several comparison charts between different Biblical canons. Someone needs to give each chunk of content a "home" article, and make sure that other articles contain only terse summaries of this contents, with links to the "home" article. Someone more familiar with the subject should check Apocrypha (and probably related articles, especially after any re-factoring) for historical and theological accuracy. The related articles include: Books of the Bible, Biblical canon, Bible, Bible and Tanakh, Septuagint, Old Testament, New Testament, and probably many others. This larger project may be worthy of a Bible-related Wikiproject, if someone wants to start one. I'm surprised one doesn't exist already. -- Beland 06:04, 4 Aug 2004 (UTC)
    • I created the Wikiproject, and we are presently discussing strategy of how to respect both Christian and Jewish sensibilities. Input is welcome.—Mpolo 08:35, Sep 16, 2004 (UTC)
  • The Bible in Islam serious NPOV problems here. Seems like it was written by Ali-Sina or someone from an anti-islam propaganda/agitation group many verses being quoted into fabricated contexts. Might be best for someone to re-write it.
    • IMO, this article looks much better now, but it still needs some modern scholarship. RK 22:09, Nov 16, 2003 (UTC)
  • Atomism - a total train wreck. horrible grammar, non-sequitur images with nonsense captions, possible inaccurate information, etc. article satrts out ok then quickly devolves into incoherent philosopical rambling, and an evolution/creationism debate. --Deglr6328 03:04, 8 Jul 2004 (UTC)
Note: This article has been listed under chemistry for a while now. While atom is usually associated with chemistry, I think you folks under philosophy and theology will better know how to deal with this.
  • Dominionism - recently completely rewritten "for NPOV", but it looks to me like the two versions need to be reconciled by someone who knows this movement in some detail. Contrast this and this. --FOo 05:56, 27 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Authentic Matthew - It's possible that this should be merged with Gospel of the Hebrews, but I'm not sure what in these two articles is original research, and what isn't, because I don't know anything about this. Authentic Matthew also needs wikifying.. CDC (talk) 05:16, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Council of Jerusalem this article needs an unbiased person to define the FACTS of the Council of Jerusalem from Acts 15. 00:59, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Gender roles in Islam - I was advissed to bring this here: The article as is stands, with the exception of the first paragraph (Background) to which I helped, is almost entriely original research. The Source given to back up statements in fact state the opposite. For example the source given to back up the statement: "Obviously this is a vision of Heaven that is more likely to appeal to men. Eternally virgin dark-eyed Houris are unlikely to appeal to many women" actually says "The life of women in Jannah will be as pleasant and happy as the life of men. Allah is not partial to any gender. He created both of them and He will take care of both of them according to their needs and desires. Let us all work to achieve the Jannah and then, in sha’ Allah, we will find there what will satisfy all of us fully." - It needs to be severly NPOVed to boot. It ignores the "Science of hadith" and selectively picks Hadees that suits the cause, ignores the isnad and context, and suggests that that is all the source that is needed. Help Needed here badly! --Irishpunktom\talk 16:18, August 30, 2005 (UTC)

Religious history

  • Declaration of the Clergy of France - Every sentence in the article is nonsense. The article was created two weeks ago by an anon. This is a real topic, and it needs a real article, not an article that's a joke.--Bcrowell 02:44, 14 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Lutheranism - Section on Modern Lutheranism in Europe needs clarifying, as the author was apparently more adept at some language other than English. Especially the first three sentences of the third paragraph, beginning 'Notably, the European churches have'. I can not understand 'offices', 'parts of them', 'decisive', 'perennial', 'to the lot of conference'. Chris the speller 17:08, 31 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Elizabeth Clare Prophet - Serious POV against the subject, many uncited declarations that need cites PotatoKnight 06:05, 29 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church - it's not really NPOV in its historical presentation, clearly written by the church supporters/members. It rather downplays Ukraine's traditional Orthodox status and overemphasizes the differences with Russia. Ornil 22:43, 29 Aug 2004 (UTC) moved to this section by -- Antaeus Feldspar 18:15, 23 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • History of Islam -- Major religion with huge chunks of text missing (Entire century has text to be written, already existing text doesn't really seem comprehensive. Ambush Commander 02:02, Dec 10, 2004 (UTC)
  • Council of Basel - this seems like just a copy-and-paste of 1911 Brtiannica article with some links wikified. It reads more like a story than an encyclopedia entry. Irpen 17:41, Apr 23, 2005 (UTC)
    • I've tried to modernise the language and wikify, but still needs attention. Squiddy 12:06, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Second Council of Constantinople - the whole text is hard to read, doesn't seem very encyclopaedic, and is largely incomprehensible. Needs a lot of work, perhaps a complete rewrite. Mishac 00:34, 26 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Religious Pluralism There has been some editing in the last few months, but it is still not quite clear what this article is actually about. There is some good content inside, but the structure is still confusing. Several proposals for rewrite have been made on the article's talk page--Robin.rueth 10:09, 3 January 2006 (UTC)


Weaving Needs content, organization, pictures, link,... Samuel Wantman 10:59, 5 Feb 2005 (UTC)




  • W. S. Gilbert. The article needs to be better organized, and footnotes, etc. need to be added. See: WP:G&S clean-up tasks. --Ssilvers 20:20, 11 July 2006 (UTC).


  • The newly revived WikiProject on musical theatre needs all the help it can get: WP:MUSICALS. -- Ssilvers 20:27, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Visual arts[edit]

See Category:Visual arts articles needing expert attention.


  • Frank Frazetta - the guy who turned Conan The Barbarian into the huge cult classic. Influential in fantasy/science fiction art for more than 50 years, yet has a very brief bio, minimal list of art, and no photos. Something should definitely be done.  ALKIVARRadioactive.svg 04:15, 26 Jan 2005 (UTC)


  • Jenny Saville was a one sentence stub, and marked for speedy deletion. A quick Google suggests that she's actually quite notable. I've expanded the stub a little, but it really needs someone who knows the visual arts to make sense of the information that's out there.Bedesboy 23:11, 18 November 2005 (UTC)


Digital single lens reflex cameras is in pretty good shape now. What else? Dicklyon 19:04, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Film SLR cameras, namely the Canon models could use some attention, as well as lenses and so forth. 06:36, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

The category table in Portal:Photography does not parse beyond computational photography (artistic) I've made 3 attempts to remedy but obviously requires an expert as my edits do not even process Slysplace 18:38, 17 February 2007 (UTC) This appears resolved Slysplace | talk 22:25, 12 February 2008 (UTC)


Orphan (typesetting) and Widow (typesetting) give conflicting definitions of the two words. -- Tarquin 08:53, 15 November 2005 (UTC)

This has been resolved by merging the two articles under Widows and orphans.


See also: Sports stubs, baseball stubs, football stubs, basketball stubs, ice hockey stubs, olympics stubs, rugby union stubs and tennis stubs.

  • 2005 in road cycling - page not been updated since March, needs doing so to remain relevant. Also lacks links to riders and events Robdurbar 20:49, 28 July 2005 (UTC)
    • As evidenced here (in Italian, but fairly self-explanatory), there's races missing from the months already in place as well. Still, this article has a lot of potential - I tried to edit it, but as a relative newcomer to Wikipedia, I couldn't quite decipher how to do so due to the table format. Railwayman 22:55, 29 July 2005 (UTC)
  • Ridley Jacobs - The page needs to be changed to NPOV but I don't know anything about cricket (sport) or the player this entry is about.
    • Tried to rewrite it, at least. It needs some beefing up still, but for now, this will have to do. Sam Vimes 15:26, 16 July 2005 (UTC)
  • FC Dynamo Moscow. Needs a basic introduction to the whole team.
  • History of skiing. Poorly organized, with contradictions. Has a section on Austrian ski pioneers. --Smack (talk) 18:06, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Freeskiing. Almost incomprehensible (to the point of being funny), and way too long.
  • Ultras: This needs revisiting, particularly the #Hooliganism section, in the light of the recent events at the UEFA Champions League matches in Milan and Turin. See also its talk page. Thryduulf 21:50, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Olympic Games: At least one its section is non-NPOV style. For more details see this article's talk page. Cmapm 12:50, 24 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Black Belt Testing: Orphan because it talks about the black belt testing at one particular martial arts school, Pallen's Marshall Arts. It does not even name the martial art involved. Andrew pmk 01:12, 16 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Andy Kelly - Not familiar with Arena League football so I don't know if this guy is notable enough. Needs cleanup and a wikify badly. Quicksandish 18:15, August 26, 2005 (UTC)
  • Stefano Fiore - Maybe a categorisation could help; I've linked it up with other pages. Still needs attention. splot 04:03, 3 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Bobsleigh - Exposed by recent Winter Olympics as very sparse; lacks real information about the event itself or technique; limited history (e.g. why the name "bobsleigh?"); little mention of famous bobsleigh pilots or nations... etc. etc. 20:01, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Goshindo - No information given other than that it is a martial art. No history/description of the stle, or anything at all. 19 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Simão Sabrosa - Association Football Player. Poorly written. Needs cleanup by someone who knows the career of the player migo 19:24, 8 April 2006 (UTC)
  • List of UEFA Champions League broadcasters - Needs help to expand list and ensure accuracy of existing entries. It is suggested that you check to see whether your own country is listed, as it is most likely you will know this information most accurately. I (the article starter), used the UEFA website as the basis for the list.Htb50 21:54, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Nysphsaa section one wrestling - NYSPHSAA in the article title should be capitalized, as it stands for New York State Public High School Athletic Association. I stumbled upon this article looking for the geographical boundaries of the different NYSPHSAA sections. There is no article on NYSPHSAA itself, no list of its sections, and the only related article is about wrestling (when the association covers all high school sports in New York State). -- Tckma 20:25, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Ted Hankey - Article could do with a professional re-write. I'd have a go at this myself but don't know much about this particular sport and so don't want to misinterpret anything in the re-write process. Thedaveformula (talk) 09:59, 9 January 2012 (UTC)


Toni Adams is really horribly written in terms of having a coherent narrative. --David Bix 04:24, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Spine buster Currently almost unintelligible.
I cleaned it up a little bit, made it a lot more NPOV, added a category, etc. --Atlantima 16:52, 25 September 2005 (UTC)