Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity/Coordinators

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The project coordinators are generally responsible for maintaining all of the procedural and administrative aspects of the project, and serve as the designated points-of-contact for procedural issues. They are not, however, endowed with any special executive powers, nor with any authority over article content or editor conduct.

The Lead Coordinator bears overall responsibility for coordinating the project; the Assistant Coordinators aid the Lead Coordinator and focus on specific areas that require special attention.

Lead Coordinator
John Carter
Assistant Coordinators


The primary responsibility of the project coordinators is the maintenance and housekeeping work involved in keeping the project and its internal processes running smoothly; this includes a variety of tasks, such as keeping the announcement and open task lists updated, overseeing the assessment and review processes, managing the proposal and creation of task forces, and so forth. There is fairly little involved that couldn't theoretically be done by any other editor, of course—in only a few places have the coordinators been explicitly written into a process—but, since experience suggests that people tend to assume that someone else is doing whatever needs to be done, it has proven beneficial to formally delegate responsibility for this administrative work to a specified group.

The coordinators also have several additional roles. They serve as the project's designated points of contact, and are explicitly listed as people to whom questions can be directed in a variety of places around the project. In addition, they have highly informal roles in leading the drafting of project guidelines, overseeing the implementation of project decisions on issues like category schemes and template use, and helping to informally resolve disputes and keep discussions from becoming heated and unproductive. The coordinators are not, however, a body for formal dispute resolution; serious disputes should be addressed through the normal dispute resolution process.


Coordinators are elected by a simple approval vote, held every six months. Any member of the project may be a candidate; this includes current coordinators, who may be re-elected without limit. The latest election process consisted of a two-week sign-up period and a two-week voting period, but these times—as well as all other details of the elections—are subject to change at any time, provided that a consensus to do so exists within the project.


Initial concept

The initial discussion that led to the creation of the project coordinator positions took place in March 2008; it arose from the awareness of a similar position within the Military history project.

Tranche Term Election Lead
I May 2008 – Till date April 2006 John Carter Tinucherian


Note: Below is a preliminary agenda to outline what can be accomplished this term and beyond and is subject to modification.

The agenda is categorized into five areas: internal organization, external organization, article quality, internal collaboration, and external collaboration. Each area lists objectives, tasks to complete them, and identifies the objectives' priority.

Internal organization[edit]

Objective Tasks Priority Completion
Assessment of unassessed Christianity articles
  • Address backlog of 5K+ unassessed articles
  • Pursue Tag & Assess 2009 drive
  • File bot request to find articles using any of the exclusively Christian infoboxes and lacking {{Film}} on their talk pages and to list the articles
  • File bot request to find articles with {{film-stub}} and its variations and assessing them as Stub-Class on their talk pages
  • Create list for articles that are not film-centric and may need film content to be split from them
  • Create manual assessment checklist for editors to use
High Not done
Audit of naming conventions guidelines Middle Not done
Complete conversion from any of the earlier specific Christianity project banners to the Template:ChristianityWikiProject
  • Determine if bots would be useful in the changeover, and, if yes, which and how
Middle Not done
Audit of notability guidelines Low Not done
Audit of Template:Infobox Christian denomination Low Not done
Audit of Missing articles department Low Not done
Revision of WikiProject Christianity home page Low Not done

External organization[edit]

Objective Tasks Priority Completion
Organization of categories
  • Create checklist for editors to discover categories to include in articles (filming locations, subject matter, etc.)
Low Not done
Organization of lists
  • Add sub-guidelines for writing film-related lists (see article guidelines objective)
  • Discuss best practices for maintaining highly dynamic lists
Low Not done
Organization of templates
  • Add sub-guidelines for using templates in film-related articles (see article guidelines objective)
  • Standardize external link templates.
Low Not done

Article quality[edit]

Objective Tasks Priority Completion
Improvement of core topics
  • Discuss setup of collaboration drive
  • List anniversaries for core articles to target in collaboration drive
High Not done
Article guidelines
  • Heighten awareness of guidelines and encourage referring to them
Low Not done
Article clean-up (listing)
  • Design process to categorically address each area to clean up
  • Clean up "Needs additional references"
  • Clean up "Has original research"
  • Clean up "Needs expansion"
  • Clean up "Needs merging"
  • Clean up "Needs clarification of notability"
  • Clean up "Has trivia section"
  • Clean up "Has NPOV dispute"
  • Clean up "Orphaned article"
  • Clean up "Has overly long plot summary" (sort by most serious offenders to least with x word count)
High Not done
GA and FA reviews
  • List Good Articles and Featured Articles predating specific year (e.g., 2007) to review for current quality
  • Compare articles' current revisions to revisions at time of promotion to determine extent of clean-up
  • Determine criteria for when to defer to WP:GAR and WP:FAR
Low Not done

Internal collaboration[edit]

Objective Tasks Priority Completion
Task forces
  • Discuss how to make task forces more active (e.g., move WT:X discussions to related task forces)
  • Discuss possibility of delegating coordinators to different task forces
  • Focus on specific task force to serve as model task force for others
Medium Not done
Reviews (peer, GA, FA)
  • Implement process to ensure that all reviews are transcluded properly
  • Implement process to notify editors on relevant pages of new reviews
  • Discuss how to encourage collaborative review (quid pro quo: editor weighs in on another's review and vice versa)
Low Not done
Launch of outreach campaign
  • List recent changes links at outreach page for editors to use to find potential members
  • Implement guideline to identify potential members (reviewing contributions, avoiding recent changes patrollers)
  • Encourage editors and coordinators to invite potential members
  • Discuss if newsletter could be improved
High Not done
Collaboration department
  • Discuss best timelines for different types of collaboration (e.g., monthly collaboration for core articles, weekly collaboration for clean-up tasks)
  • Discuss creation of department and what it entails
  • Determine award system for editors involved in collaboration
Medium Not done
Use of Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity/Special collections
  • Encourage editors to use special collections in their area
  • Expand page with additional resources
  • Formalize method to spread awareness of page
Low Not done
  • Discuss how to reward editors for working together and/or improving article quality
  • Explore Wikipedia:Reward board as possible venue
Low Not done

External collaboration[edit]

Objective Tasks Priority Completion
Collaborate on Wikipedia:WikiProject Council
  • Assess what council objectives are favorable for WikiProject Christianity
  • Appoint coordinator to follow council proceedings and to represent the WikiProject in participations
Low Not done
Freely licensed images
  • Explore possibility of requesting actors and filmmakers to submit photos from their set with proper licensing
  • Explore possibility of having available editors attend film premieres and take photos of cast members
Low Not done