Wikipedia:WikiProject Games

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WikiProject Games[edit]
WikiProject Games logo

Welcome to the WikiProject Games on the English Wikipedia. We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to games. As of 27 September 2016, there are 563 articles and 22 lists within the scope of WikiProject Games, of which 1 are featured and 7 are good articles. If you would like to join our project, please add your username to the members page.

Goals
The project aims primarily to:
  • provide guidelines and recommendations for articles that describe all aspects of games
  • improve Wikipedia's coverage of games by creating, expanding, and maintaining such articles
  • serve as the central point of discussion for issues related to games on Wikipedia
  • maintain the portal
Project Structure[edit]
Discussion

Issues concerning game related articles and topics are discussed on the main talk page.

Assessment

The Assessment department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's game related articles. The resulting article ratings are used within the project to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work. This system will be used in the future to select official A-Class articles.

Cleanup

The Cleanup department focuses on improving the overall quality of Wikipedia's games articles, and their compliance with the policies and guidelines of Wikipedia. The cleanup effort is meant to reduce the amount of unnecessary content and articles within the WikiProject Games. It also aims to help in the progression of articles that require work to climb up the assessment scale.

Templates[edit]
Project Userbox
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This user is a member of WikiProject Games

Anyone can participate in this WikiProject. You may indicate your participation by adding the userbox {{User WPGames}} to your user page, shown on the right. This will add you to Category:WikiProject Games members. Alternatively, if you do not wish to use the userbox, you may add [[Category:WikiProject Games members|{{PAGENAME}}]] to the end of your user page.

Award

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Any editor who advances the knowledge and understanding of all games (at least two areas, preferably more) is eligible for the WikiProject Games Barnstar. A userbox is also available to display this barnstar on your userpage: {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Games/Award Userbox}}. The userbox is handy if you need to save space on the screen. A ribbon alternative is also available (shortly).

Welcoming

You can welcome new users who have made good contributions to game-related articles by adding the {{WWGame Welcome}} template to their talk page.

Project Banner

Place this banner at the top of the talk pages of all games-related articles (that are not within the scope of a more-specific project) :{{WikiProject Games}}

WikiProject Games (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Games, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of game related topics 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.
 

Here is a summary of the current game article ratings:

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WikiProjects
WikiProjects edit

Directory of Game projects and taskforces.

Tasks[edit]
Articles[edit]
In addition to the usual policies and guidelines, please make sure you understand the specific guidelines related to game articles. Also make sure you are familiar with:
Templates

The templates page lists all templates useful in writing articles about video games, including infobox, cleanup, stub, talk page, and external links templates.

Article alerts
No Article alerts at this time.

Tools[edit]
Main tool page: toolserver.org
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.
External Watchlist