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Sanddunes Sunrise
approved cabal for improvement

Several Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving the quality of Wikipedia's Quality Articles, namely Good Articles (GA) and Featured articles (FA). This page and its subpages contain suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.

As of 29 April 2015, everybody is free to post news and tips related to the improvement of articles on QAIPOST and discuss.

Goals[edit]

Scope[edit]

Contributors[edit]

Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest. Members may add the category Category:WikiProject Quality articles to their user page.

  1. PumpkinSky (talk · contribs)
  2.  Br'erRabbit 
  3. Ched (talk · contribs) I'm willing to try to help anyone I can; although, I'm not the most proficient technician available. Chedzilla (talk) 11:45, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
  4. Gerda Arendt (talk · contribs) I am here for company, and quality has a prizeCornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 04:55, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
  5. Montanabw (talk · contribs) copyediting for flow, fact-checking, etc. Not great with technical stuff, but good at digging up research. 00:24, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
  6. Keilana (talk · contribs) I'm working on core science articles. Right now, astronomy. 16:58, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
  7. Wehwalt (talk · contribs), doing a lot of stuff.22:21, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
  8. Deepon (talk · contribs) Willing to help anyone with an article related to WikiProject electronics.
  9. Pigsonthewing (talk · contribs) Technical soundness: templates, standards, accessibility and categories. Ping me if I can help. Also have access to HighBeam & Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for referencing.
  10. Uyvsdi (talk · contribs) I've been focused on Indigenous peoples of the Americas articles, but try to clean up neglected stubs that I come across. Am working on improving my own copy editing and writing style, and Wikipedia is a fantastic place to hone skills!
  11. John (talk · contribs) Anything and everything. 21:46, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
  12. Boson (talk · contribs) Mainly focused on Germany and European Union but willing to help out with copyediting, translating etc. on any topic.
  13. RHM22 (talk · contribs) I'm mainly interested in historical topics, but I can help with copyediting and perhaps other requests made on my talk page. 16:02, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
  14. Alakzi (talk · contribs) Templates and copyediting, mostly. 20:51, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  15. SusunW (talk · contribs) Research is my forte. Definitely not technical. SusunW (talk) 20:50, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
  16. JackTheVicar (talk · contribs) : I can read, write, make paella, and tie my shoes three ways.
  17. Yash! (talk · contribs) : I specialise in India, Pakistan, Green Day, medicine and cricket related articles. But I am willing to help with any given topic.

Articles[edit]

Projects in progress[edit]

Article Date Status Goal Work needed Comment achieved when
Quattro pezzi sacri 11 May DYK GA expand, thinking of Viva-Verda GA

Long-term plans are listed at the bottom.

Completed 2015[edit]

The achievements of 2012 to 2014 are archived.

Article Date By achieved when
St. Martin, Idstein 22 Feb 2015 GA Green tickY GAN 3 Jun, GA 21 Jun
O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad, BWV 165 12 Jan 2015 GA Green tickY GAN 22 Feb, GA 24 Feb Green tickY FAC 8 Apr, FA 1 May
Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV 22 30 Mar 2014 GA Green tickY FAC 10 Dec 2014, FA 10 Jan

Awards[edit]

Core Contest 2012[edit]

Book barnstar2.png Second Prize - Core Contest
Congratulations for sharing in second prize in the August 2012 incarnation of the Core Contest! Your voucher will be on its way soon.... Casliber (talk · contribs) 15:35, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
This was for PumpkinSky and Gerda Arendt and their work on Franz Kafka PumpkinSky talk 22:47, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

Core Contest 2013[edit]

BoNM Hires.png The Barnstar of National Merit
I hereby award this Barnstar of National Merit to Diannaa for achieving third prize in the Core Contest in April 2013 for work on Nazi Germany. A Wikimedia UK person will be in contact to send off an Amazon voucher for £55. Well done! Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 06:03, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Diannaa by Cas Liber (talk · contribs) on 06:03, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

100 FA[edit]

SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
One hundred not out! Magnificent – deafening applause for one of Wikipedia's true stars. Tim riley (talk) 19:28, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

To Wehwalt on the occasion of his 100th FA, History of Chincoteague, Virginia

Signpost Interview 11 December 2013

Honourable mention[edit]

UK Wikimedian of the Year 2014

Awards during Wikimania 2014 (crop).jpg

Honourable mention: Andy Mabbett

Andy is a dedicated Wikimedian who has among the many things he has done started the Voice Intro Project – a project to make audio recordings in which Wikipedia subjects speak their name and introduce themselves. Associated with that was an event at the BBC which got the corporation to release clips from their archive material under free licenses.[1]

See also: nomination, article creation, images, project

Million Award[edit]

Project members received the Million Award for 13 articles: Horse, Statue of Liberty, Richard Nixon, Adolf Hitler, Sean Combs, Franz Kafka, Harry S. Truman, Nazi Germany, Auschwitz concentration camp, Schindler's List, Normandy landings, Josef Mengele, Babe Ruth.

Successful featured articles[edit]

In addition to the achievements in 2012 and 2013, project members a featured in the list of successful featured articles, viewed more than 100.000 times on their day on the Main page:

TFAR[edit]

The following table lists article name, date of entry here, date of desired appearance or "any", with a link to the nomination, the current status (pend = pending, prep = prepared old style, nom = nominated, req = requested, sked = scheduled, app = appeared), the author(s) (highlighted if QAI member), area, nominator, notes.

Article Nom date TFA date status by where sugg notes
Judah P. Benjamin 2014-09-01 2015-08-30 pend W US W 150th anniversary of arrival in UK, completing his escape from US forces
Three-dollar piece 2014-07-23 2015-09-26 pend W US W 107 ann
Cucurbita 2015-02-28 any HalfGig ++ GA Thanksgiving?
1975 Australian constitutional crisis 2014-10-21 2015-11-11 pend W W 40 years
Benjamin Tillman 2015-03-06 2015-12-04 W US W 125th anniversary of his inauguration as governor
Stephen Hawking 2012-12-08 2016-01-08 prep Fayedizard UK GA req 2012, FAR 2013
Walter Model 2013-01-01 2016-01-24 Hongooi Germany DI
Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey 2015-02-27 2016-03 CH US GA
Susan B. Anthony dollar 2015-05-17 2016-03-13 later RHM22 W US GA sked 11 June 2015 but postponed
Jenna Jameson 2013-06-01 2016-04-09 prep AnonEMouse US PS req, FAR
William H. Seward 2015-02-22 2015-04-14 later W US W req 2015
Carousel (musical) 2013-02-08 2016-04-19 pend W W
The Bartered Bride 2013-04-02 2016-05-30 BB GA 150 years premiere
Grace Sherwood 2013-09-27 2016-07-10 prep PS US PS 10 July her day, 310 later
Requiem (Reger) 2015-03-14 2016-07-16 GA GA 100th anniversary of premiere
Finn M. W. Caspersen 2015-02-27 2016-10-27 CH US GA
Brownsea Island Scout camp 2013-07-01 2017-08-01 PS England PS 110 years
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria 2013-04-02 2017-05-15 later BB GA composer's birthday
Percy Grainger 2013-04-02 2017-07-08 later BB GA req 2015, 2017 135th bday
Leningrad première of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 2013-07-14 2017-08-09 prep Nikkimaria GA
Panic of 1907 2015-04-15 2017-10 mid JayHenry GA
Ian Johnson (cricketer) 2013-11-13 2017-12-08 Mattinbgn GA centenary, req 2013-12-08
Falstaff (opera) 2015-05-27 2018-02-09 Tim GA 135 years
James Russell Lowell 2013-12-11 2019-02-22 Midnightdreary US DI req 2013, born 1819
Samuel Merrill Woodbridge 2015-02-27 2019-04-05 CH US GA
Eris (dwarf planet) 2012-10-02 any prep Serendipodous GA
Banker horse 2012-09-20 any Yohmom North Carolina MBW
USS Iowa (BB-61) 2012-09-21 any prep TomStar81 US DI
Denbies 2015-06-27 any SP EC UK GA
United States Bicentennial coinage 2013-04-06 any W US W
Geology Hall 2015-02-27 any CH US GA
Castell Coch 2015-04-27 any sug Dr. Blofeld++ UK GA
Periodic table 2012-11-23 any prep StringTheory11 removed from TFAR[2]
London Necropolis Company 2012-10-01 2012-10-31 prep Iridescent London GA should not appear[3], tried again by others 21 June 2013 for "any"
SMS Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm 2015-07-06 2015-08-08 req Parsecboy BR GA
Cley Marshes 2015-04-25 any nom Jimfbleak, MeegsC GA
The Coral Island 2015-06-14 2015-07-19 sked Drmies EC GA
SMS Königsberg (1905) 2015-05-29 2015-07-11 sked Parsecboy BR GA
United States Bicentennial coinage 2015-06-18 2015-07-04 app W US BB
Pinniped 2015-05-27 2015-07-03 app Littlejerry, Sasata GA
L'Arianna 2014-12-05 2015-06-24 app BB GA
Panama–Pacific commemorative coins 2015-05-15 2015-06-15 app W US W
Psilocybe semilanceata 2015-05-04 2015-06-03 app Sasata GA
O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad, BWV 165 2015-04-15 2015-05-31 app GA GA
George Headley 2012-10-28 2015-05-30 app Sarastro1 West Indies GA
Common starling 2015-04-25 2015-05-28 app Jimfbleak, Cwmhiraeth GA
Rodent 2015-04-29 2015-05-22 app Cwmhiraeth++ GA
The Bread-Winners 2015-04-22 2015-05-20 app W W
California Chrome 2014-09-10 2015-05-02 app MBW US MBW
The Tower House 2015-04-07 2015-05-01 app Dr. Blofeld++ UK GA
Colton Point State Park 2015-03-30 2015-04-24 app Gerry D, Ruhrfisch US GA
Caelum 2015-02-04 2015-04-23 app StringTheory11 GA
Seated Liberty dollar 2015-01-03 2015-04-21 app RHM22 W US GA
Andrew Johnson 2014-07-23 2016-04-15 app W Ssilvers US W
Fanny Bullock Workman 2015-03-05 2015-04-08 app Cuerden ++ UK GA
I Never Liked You 2015-02-05 2015-04-07 app Curly Turkey GA
Invisible rail 2014-05-25 2015-04-01 app BM Jimfbleak Indonesia GA
John Tyler 2015-01-19 2015-03-29 app Designate W US W
Isabeau of Bavaria 2015-02-28 2015-03-24 app Victoria EU GA
Margaret Bondfield 2015-02-10 2015-03-18 app BB UK GA
Peru national football team 2015-01-06 2015-03-15 app MarshalN20 Peru GA
Three-cent nickel 2014-07-23 2015-03-03 app W US W
Operation Hardboiled 2015-01-27 2015-02-27 app ErrantX GA
Afonso, Prince Imperial of Brazil 2014-12-19 2015-02-23 app Lecen, Astynax Brazil GA
Clarence 13X 2015-02-22 app MA Cr
SMS Bayern 2015-02-17 app Parsecboy BR Cr
Tintin in the Congo 2015-01-03 2015-02-16 app Prhartcom, Midnightblueowl GA
Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV 22 2014-12-10 2015-02-07 app GA GA
Marcus Ward Lyon, Jr. 2014-12-17 2015-02-05 app Maky GA
William Robinson Brown 2014-12-30 2015-01-17 app MBW US BB
Holkham National Nature Reserve 2014-12-17 2015-01-14 app Jim UK GA
John A. Macdonald 2014-07-23 2015-01-11 app W US W
Oliver Bosbyshell 2014-10-14 2015-01-03 app W US W
Michael Tippett 2013-11-11 2015-01-02 app BB UK GA

Article plans in the future[edit]

Plans[edit]

Article Date Status Goal Work needed Comment achieved when
Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV 29 2 Mar 2015 DYK FA expand GA Green tickY GAN 7 Mar Green tickY GA 10 Mar
Requiem (Reger) 30 Mar 2014 DYK GA expand FA Green tickY GAN 13 Mar Green tickY GA 18 Mar
St John Passion structure 5 Jan 2014 FA expand movements, refs GA, thinking of GFHandel Green tickY GA 17 Oct 2014
Traum durch die Dämmerung 16 Jun 2014 DYK FA expand GA Green tickY GA 7 Sep 2014
Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76 17 Jan 2013 GA FA expand, refs GA, thinking of BarkingMoon
Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91 30 Mar 2014 DYK FA expand GA
Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot, BWV 39 30 Mar 2014 GA FA expand GA
Mass in B minor structure 15 Mar 2013 PR FA expand GA, the promised article Green tickY 15 Nov 2014
St Matthew Passion structure 29 Mar 2013 FA expand GA, the passionate article
Jahrhundertring 25 Oct 2013 GA expand, refs GA, thinking of RexxS Green tickY DYK 7 Nov 2013
Graham Waterhouse 23 Nov 2012 DYK GA expand, refs GA
Membra Jesu Nostri 22 Feb 2015 GA expand, lead GA
Messiah (Handel) 7 Dec 2012 TFA refs GA Green tickY TFA 23 Mar 2013

Requests[edit]

Related WikiProjects[edit]