Wikipedia:WikiProject South America/Falkland Islands work group

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Welcome to the Falkland Islands work group of WikiProject South America! This group was formed to better organize articles on the Falkland Islands in a spirit of cooperation.



This group includes within its scope all articles related to the Falkland Islands, its settlements, geography, transportation, culture, history and so on. It aims to expand Wikipedia's resources on the Falkland Islands in a fair and accurate manner. All of these articles should be contained within the Category:Falkland Islands or one of its subcategories.


Active members[edit]

To join the Falkland Islands work group, edit this section and add the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest to the bottom of the following list of members. Members should also place member identification on their user page.

  1. John Carter 21:09, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
  2. Wee Curry Monster talk 17:48, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
  3. Ryan4314 (talk) 21:47, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
  4. Kahastok talk 23:26, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
  5. Chiton magnificus (talk) 16:28, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
  6. MacRusgail (talk) 16:06, 6 July 2008 (UTC) - Interests: Providing a broader, more general coverage of the islands.
  7. Apcbg (talk) 19:33, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
  8. DagosNavy (talk) 20:58, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
  9. Narson (talk) 23:44, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
  10. Michael Glass (talk) 13:06, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
  11. Thetucu (talk)
  12. pmt7ar (t|c) 14:46, 20 March 2010 (UTC)
  13. User:Martinvl Martinvl (talk) 16:55, 24 December 2010 (UTC)
  14. Langus-TxT (talk) 05:04, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
  15. Basalisk inspect damageberate 18:14, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
  16. Mcarling (talk) 17:28, 25 May 2012 (UTC)
  17. Philip Stevens (talk) 05:15, 8 September 2012 (UTC)
  18. Gaba p (talk) 17:36, 24 December 2012 (UTC)
  19. BlueSalix (talk) 20:46, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
  20. Delotrooladoo (talk) 10:29, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  21. DPdH (talk) 14:57, 23 September 2014 (UTC) - Interests: history (especially Falklands War) and geography
  22. Ryanharmany (talk) 14:02, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  23. The joy of all things (talk) 10:45, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Former members[edit]

Thank you for your help! Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

  1. Ice Explorer (talk) 05:44, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
  2. Buaidh (talk · contribs) 21:33:32, 25 July 2019 (UTC) – WikiProject templates and categories.

Member identification[edit]

Members of the Falkland Islands work group should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:Falkland Islands work group members.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:Falkland Islands work group members]] none linked pages
{{Template:User Falkland Islands WG}}
Flag of the Falkland Islands.svgThis user is a member of the
Falkland Islands work group.
linked pages
{{Template:User Falkland Islands WG|invite}} linked pages
{{Template:User Falkland Islands work group}}
Malv-Falk pic.svgThis user is a member of the
Falkland Islands work group.
linked pages

For other Falkland Islands user templates see Category:Falkland Islands user templates.

Recognized content[edit]

Importance scale[edit]

The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to students of hagiography. Importance does not equate to quality; a featured article could rate 'mid' on importance.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated. Rate international region/country-specific articles from the perspective of someone from that region.

This grading scheme has only been recently established, if you wish to discuss it please comment here. The criteria is flexible and will be adapted to accommodate the rule of: the higher the class the fewer articles it should have.

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples with number of hits between 1-24 March 2010
Top Subjects tend to cover the major geological formations of the islands as they were formed before mankind even existed, will exist after we're gone and without them this topic would not exist. Also includes articles that have a lot coverage of the islands.
High Covers geological formations such as the many smaller islands. Covers the history and settlements of the people who inhabit the islands, or subjects that have affected their development.
Mid Covers individuals and establishments that have played a role in the development of the islands. Also includes the island's shipwrecks.
Low All subjects that don't meet the criteria of any other class end up here. Examples include military units that "visted" the islands during the war.

Table of Hits[edit]

As an aid to assessing the relative importance of articles, the number of hits for selected articles is shown below. The number of hits in February 2010 show an anomaly caused by statements by the Argentine Government. The score for each article is the number of January 2010 hits multiplied by the weighting factor (which is subjective). The number of hits in July 2009 is included as a check that the number of hits in January 2010 is a fair estimate of the hits normally expected in any one month.

Article Hits
(Jul 2009)
(Jan 2010)
(Feb 2010)
Weight Score Importance
Falkland Islands 50579 67839 225495 100% 67839
West Falkland 731 843 1581 100% 843
East Falkland 990 1288 2213 100% 1288
ARA General Belgrano 9495 11002 30072
Margaret Thatcher 132245 150346 134937 5% [note 1] 7517
Leopoldo Galtieri 3626 4189 5504
Origins of the Falkland Islanders 4 12 5 100% 12
Port Louis, Falkland Islands 496 741 1723 80% [note 2] 594
Falkland Islands Government Air Service 465 430 620 100% 430
HMS Cardiff (D108) 1240 1114 1622 10% [note 3] 162
Stone run 521 536 661 20% [note 4] 132
H. Jones VC 1370 1500 2216 50% [note 5] 1108
Goose Green 1215 852 1423 50% [note 6]
Battle of Goose Green 4289 3739 5807
Falkland Sound 256 297 516 100% 297
Falkland Islands Wolf 2486 2161 3234 100%
Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute n/a n/a 4195 n/a
  1. ^ This is subjective. Margaret Thatcher is obviously notable in a significant number of other areas
  2. ^ Reduced to 80% to remove an anomaly on 2-Jan-2010
  3. ^ Very important in non-Falklands naval searches
  4. ^ Article makes a reference to the Falklands only
  5. ^ Of interest to both Falklands group and VC winners group.
  6. ^ Of Probably used as a route to Battle of Goose Green.
  7. ^ Also of interest to general Military History Group.

Featured articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Did You Know (DYK)s[edit]


Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team release version selections[edit]

Formerly recognized content[edit]

Former featured articles[edit]

Former good articles[edit]


Please see {{WikiProject South America}} for assessment information.

Style Preferences[edit]

Consensus was found here for the following statement:

Units on Falklands-related articles shall be those recommended for non-scientific UK-related articles at WP:UNITS. Where any given unit is explicitly recommended or suggested by WP:UNITS for use in UK-related articles, Falklands-related articles will follow that recommendation or suggestion. No measure shall deviate from those measures without clear consensus, or where other parts of WP:UNITS take precedence.

Note that the shortcut WP:FALKLANDSUNITS formerly pointed at Wikipedia:WikiProject South America/Falkland Islands work group/Units.

Requested articles[edit]

See also Topical outline of the Falkland Islands - mostly done from a template; List of basic South America topics

Culture and Society[edit]

Flora and fauna, Conservation[edit]


Requested images[edit]

Individual islands[edit]

Arch Islands (esp. of the arch), Barren, Broken Island, Centre Island, Dunbar Island, East Island, Eddystone Rock, George, Golding, Horse Block (sea stack), Jason Islands (any of these except Grand Jason), Keppel (esp. Yahgan mission), Kidney, Narrow Island, Passage Island, Passage Islands (NB - not the same as former, Rabbit, River Island, Ruggles Island, Sedge Island, Split Island, Staats (esp. of guanaco), Swan Islands, Tea, Tyssen Islands

With images, but needing photos - Beauchene Island, Hog Island, Long Island

Done - Beaver, Bleaker Island, Grand Jason, Lively, Pebble Island, Speedwell,West Point Island

Natural features[edit]

Settlements & buildings[edit]

Cape Pembroke (lighthouse), Fox Bay, Hill Cove, New Haven (ferry terminal), North Arm, Pebble Island Settlement, Port Albemarle (sealing station), Port Howard (settlement - one historical picture included), Port Louis (old buildings), Port Patterson, Port Stephens, Salvador Settlement

Various historical buildings in Stanley.

Article Improvement[edit]

Articles up for improvement

  • Falkland Islands - currently undergoing rework following peer review pending nomination for GA status.

New articles[edit]

March 2014[edit]

February 2014[edit]

October 2012[edit]

September 2012[edit]

May 2012[edit]

  • Arana-Southern Treaty Several scholars both Argentine and British suggest Argentine relinquished claims to the Falklands under this treaty.

September, 2009[edit]

August 2009[edit]

January, 2009[edit]

September, 2008[edit]

August, 2008[edit]

July, 2008[edit]

Pages prone to POV pushing, vandalism, or that otherwise need watching[edit]

Users should feel free to use the recent changes function to examine changes to all articles relevant to this group by hitting this link. Specific articles which have a tendency to require watching include:


Disambiguation pages[edit]