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The Community portal is a place to find collaborations, tasks, and news about English Wikipedia.
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General notices

  • Free subscriptions to high-quality paywalled journals, newspaper archives, and online reference works are available for Wikipedia editors. For more information, see Wikipedia:TWL/Journals. NorthAmerica1000 11:29, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Projects seeking help

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

WikiProjects and Task Forces

  • The Cross-language Editing and Learning Exchange is a new WikiProject for editors writing in a second language. Whether you are learning English or another language, this project is for you. Everyone is invited to join!
  • Wikipedia:Typo Team/moss has just started the first pass of an ambitious spell-check of the entire encyclopedia. Lots of help is needed to fix misspellings and add correct spellings to the dictionary.
  • The African football task force of WikiProject Football has just been created. Anyone with substantial knowledge on African football-related articles or anyone interested in African football is welcome to join!

Outlines

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Portal report

The following portals are in need of attention/upkeep:

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.

Discussions and collaborations

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

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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How to link to a category without categorizing the page

Category links don't work like other links. Instead, they go invisible and put the page in the category specified. For example, if you write a message that says I think [[Category:Living people]] would be appropriate", it will appear as "I think would be appropriate" and the talk page you wrote the message on will be added to the Living people category. The link disappeared!

Sometimes it is useful to provide links to categories, such for listing categories on portals, or when you are discussing categories.

To make category links work like normal links, add a colon after the opening brackets. Then "I think [[:Category:Living people]] would be appropriate", appears as "I think Category:Living people would be appropriate".

You can also use {{cl}}, but this is less common.

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