Wikipedia:WikiProject Devon

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Welcome to WikiProject Devon

This is a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of the English county of Devon.

Located in the south-west of the United Kingdom, Devon's county town is Exeter and its largest city is Plymouth.

  • Articles about all subjects related to Devon, with special emphasis on geography (settlements, landmarks, etc.) People are included, but not those whose only connection with the county is that they were born or died here.
  • On a day-to-day basis, keep articles on Devon free from vandalism and ensure that they are not degraded by sub-standard edits. The list of recent changes below shows the edits that have been made recently to articles under this project.
  • Improve existing articles by editing them. This includes the addition of new referenced content, copyediting (improvements to style, grammar, layout, spelling, etc.), and dealing with problem tags – see the list here (warning: there are a lot!).
  • Identify omissions in the coverage of Devon. Suggestions for new articles can be made on this project's Talk page, but the bold way is to write a new article yourself.
  • Identify existing or newly-created articles that should be included in this project and assess them, as described below.
  • The ultimate aim is to improve all Devon-related articles towards Featured Article status. This will take a long time, but we work towards it by a gradual process of improvement through these stages: Stub > Start > Class C > Class B > Good Article > Featured Article. Only 5 steps from the most basic entry!
This is updated every 3 days by WP 1.0 bot

New to Wikipedia?[edit]

If you're new to Wikipedia and thinking of becoming an editor – welcome! Here are a few resources that will help get you up to speed on how things work around here.

  • "Editing Wikipedia" is a downloadable pdf brochure that gives you a basic introduction to how to edit Wikipedia. You will learn what Wikipedia is and how it works, how to navigate Wikipedia, how and why you should contribute to Wikipedia, important rules that keep Wikipedia reliable, how to edit with VisualEditor and using wiki markup, how to add content, and etiquette for interacting with other contributors.
  • Wikipedia:Tutorial is a different, online, introduction.
  • Help:Getting started provides links to several other resources that are useful to new editors.
  • When it all seems too complex, The Teahouse is a friendly place to help new editors become accustomed to Wikipedia culture, ask questions, and develop community relationships.
  • The Talk page of this project is the place to ask any questions about editing Devon articles.
  • When you've created a user account (see WP:REGISTER for why this is a good idea), feel free to sign our informal list of participants.


  • In common with many other WikiProjects, we use a quality assessment of Stub to FA and an importance scale of Low to Top – see the table to the right, and WikiProject Devon/Assessment for more information.


This Project broadly follows its parent, the UK Geography WikiProject's guideline on how to write about settlements.

Article alerts[edit]

No Article alerts at this time.

To do[edit]

A long list of articles with clean-up tags that need fixing is available on Toolforge at clean-up listing for Devonthe tool's wiki page .

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:

(Edit the tasklist here)

  • Check out wanted images, where your photographs may come in handy!

Also browse the following categories for a list of Devon articles with specific requirements. Please deactivate the relevent parameter in {{WPDevon}} banner on the article's talk page upon resolution:

New articles[edit]

This list was generated from these rules. Questions and feedback are always welcome! The search is being run daily with the most recent ~14 days of results. Note: Some articles may not be relevant to this project.

Rules | Match log | Results page (for watching) | Last updated: 2018-09-21 19:11 (UTC)

Note: The list display can now be customized by each user. See List display personalization for details.

Recent changes[edit]

List of abbreviations (help):
Edit flagged by ORES
New page
Minor edit
Bot edit
Edit made at Wikidata
Page size change in bytes

21 September 2018

20 September 2018

Featured content[edit]

See the Featured Content page for some of our content (articles and photos) that has gained recognition within Wikipedia.

Just one of our featured pictures. This is Kingswear, Devon as seen from Dartmouth, by Herbythyme



This section contains templates used by or applicable to the project. Note that new stub templates should be proposed before creation at WP:WSS/P

Talk page template[edit]

WikiProject Devon (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Devon, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Devon on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

All entries of Devon towns and villages should have the above template placed on their talk pages. A list of categories whose articles should be tagged is available at Wikipedia:WikiProject Devon/Categories. Sometimes, you will see a UK geography WikiProject template already there; in these cases, add our template after theirs. You can add the template using the following code:


Additional parameters can be added for articles in need of help and when activated will populate the article in its relevant category.


See WPDevon for further examples and details of the suggestions parameter.

Project userbox[edit]

To add this userbox to your user page use {{User WPDevon}}


Devon Barnstar of National Merit.jpg The WikiProject Devon Barnstar of Merit
this WikiAward was given to {{subst:PAGENAME}} by ~~~ on ~~~~~

To use this, simply add {{subst:Devon Barnstar|message ~~~~}} to the talk page of the user you wish to reward. Make sure you include a message which indicates why they are receiving the award.


{{Devon}} is placed at the bottom of all the articles linked in the template to help readers "navigate" between the most important articles of Devon.


Interested in Devon?[edit]

We maintain an informal list of editors interested in Devon. Please feel free to add yourself to the list and to indicate any areas of particular interest. You're not committing yourself to anything!

Associated projects[edit]

Crystal Clear action 2uparrow.png Parent Crystal Clear action 2leftarrow.png Neighbouring areas Crystal Clear action 2rightarrow.png Crystal Clear action db commit.png Overlapping
WikiProject Cities
WikiProject UK geography
WikiProject England
WikiProject Cornwall
WikiProject Dorset
WikiProject Somerset
WikiProject UK Railways
WikiProject UK Roads
WikiProject UK Waterways
WikiProject UK Trams

External links[edit]