Welcome to WikiProject EastEnders. This WikiProject is a collaboration area and open group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of articles related to the 1985–present British soap opera television series EastEnders. We currently have 361 articles under the scope of this project, which generally includes articles where EastEnders is a relevant focus to the subject. This WikiProject aims primarily to improve and organise these articles in an attempt to establish a standard. Such an effort endeavours to produce a reference that has value as an authority on material within the television series, is easy to read, and has a consistent style.
The main criteria for inclusion should be notability. That being said, to avoid clutter and confusion, we should note the following.
Most characters that appear in EastEnders do not pass the notability guidelines on fiction. Each character that appears can be included in one of the lists of characters by year, such as list of EastEnders characters (2010) (see lists of EastEnders characters for more). Even characters with a separate article should be included in these lists. Articles can be de-merged if they grow very large, but please discuss them first (generally an article will not be de-merged if the character has appeared on screen for less than six months).
Illustrations for EastEnders-related articles are typically taken from screen captures and websites. As such they are nearly all non-free and must only be used in conformance with the Non-free content criteria. Exceptions include pictures of people involved in the production of EastEnders that have been released under free licenses, allowing third parties to modify images and use images commercially. For a gallery of free images relating to EastEnders, see here. Most non-free images currently in EastEnders-related articles lack detailed or sufficient fair use rationales justifying their use in the articles. Such images are in danger of deletion; you can remedy this by writing better rationales.
Did you know... that the current EastEnders executive producer Lorraine Newman is the first executive producer to have occupied every editorial role on the show? — on the Main Page on 16 November 2012.
Did you know... that 76 people complained when the EastEnders characters Paul Coker and Ben Mitchell were seen topless together in a funeral parlour with a corpse in the room? — on the Main Page on 1 May 2016
Did you know... that the upcoming BBC TV series Redwater is the first major network drama to derive from the soap opera EastEnders? — on the Main Page on 7 May 2016
Similar to a collaboration, but on a smaller scale, you might want to "adopt" an article. This would involve doing the research, writing, and picture-taking (if possible) for either a non-existent article, a stub or an article in need of constant updating. Of course, everyone else can still edit an adopted article, and you can work on other things too, but the idea is to find a focus for a while, to try and build up the number of quality articles the Project has produced.