Wikipedia:WikiProject Brigham Young University

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WikiProject Brigham Young University


Welcome to the WikiProject page for Brigham Young University. This page is designed to streamline collaborative efforts to improve the quality of BYU-related articles. We are currently overhauling this project and its accompanying project page (as you may notice below), but that just means it's a great time for you to get involved! Feel free to contact any project members with any questions or to drop us a note on this project's talk page. Go Cougars!


Collaboration Current collaboration

This section attempts to focus members on one article in order to give it a concentrated improvement effort.

The current WPBYU collaboration (until it reaches GA status) is:


Our next project is TBD. If you would like to nominate an article for a future project or see what articles we've already collaborated on, please visit the Collaboration talk page.


Templates in Use Templates

BYU templates

This template should be placed below the External links section of every BYU-related article.

User templates

Students and alumni of BYU can add {{user BYU}} to their userpage for the following userbox (note that BYU offers nine different userbox types, which can be seen here):

Y This user attends or attended Brigham Young University.

Students and alumni of BYU–I can add {{User BYU-Idaho}} to their userpage for the following userbox:

BYU–I This user attends or attended

Students and alumni of BYU–H can add {{User BYU-Hawaii}} to their userpage for the following userbox:

BYU-H This user attends or attended

WikiProject templates

This template should be placed on all article talk pages in the BYU article series; doing so will automatically add the article to the category Category:WikiProject Brigham Young University.
Use this template on an article's talk page only if:
  • the article is not biographical in nature. Articles about people should use template {{WPBYU people}}
This template should be placed on article talk pages of noteworthy people affiliated with BYU; doing so will automatically add the article to the category Category:WikiProject Brigham Young University.
This can be added to a user's talk page as an invite to the BYU WikiProject


To Do List To Do List

Never-ending things to do:

  1. Enlist (invite) more members
  2. Help GAs reach FA status

Specific things that need attention:

  1. Some newly created lists are close to FL status and can use your help: BYU faculty, BYU buildings
  2. Repair dead links on BYU alumni

Suggestions for Future Content

  1. BYU Curriculum Guides
  2. 1911 Brigham Young Evolution Controversy
Feel free to add any to-do items you think the project should know about!


Participants Participants

Please add your name below if you are interested in participating in this project:

  1. Wrad (talk · contribs)
  2. Mrcolj (talk · contribs)
  3. Eustress (talk · contribs)
  4. Alanraywiki (talk · contribs)
  5. JackWilliams (talk · contribs)
  6. JonRidinger (talk · contribs)
  7. GreenwoodKL (talk · contribs)
  8. Johnpacklambert (talk · contribs) - my primary contribution is adding articles on BYU alumni and faculty.
  9. Araignee (talk · contribs) - Willing to take photos as necessary.
  10. Royalmate3 (talk · contribs) - Mormon apologist and astrophysicist
  11. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk · contribs) - coordinator of Wikipedia initiatives at the BYU library in 2016. I can help with research of non-digital sources, especially with individuals who have material in BYU's special collections.

We ask that members make at least one contribution to a BYU-related article per month—helping with the Collaboration of the Month is a great place to start. If you no longer want to receive monthly messages, please remove your name from the participation list.


How can I contribute to this project How can I contribute to this project ?

  • Help others catch the BYU-article-improvement fever by awarding those who make special, dedicated efforts to improve BYU articles
  • Assist in acquiring more Wiki-usable pictures and images related to BYU
  • Label BYU-related articles with the appropriate template (see templates below)


How can I contribute to Wikipedia How can I contribute to Wikipedia ?

If you have never used Wikipedia, please take the time to read these articles:

Principal advice

To maintain article quality, please follow these rules:

  • Provide sources for your edits. See also the Citations helpdesk below;
  • ALWAYS make sure images you upload are under proper license Image Copyrights;
  • Restrain the number of red links;
  • Ensure external links are active/not broken;
  • AVOID emotional arguments, statements about editors of other nationalities, name calling, and anything that is not perceived as constructive, source-backed argument;