Wikipedia:WikiProject Islands

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Welcome to WikiProject Islands. Some Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Islands and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.


  • To improve or create articles for the betterment of Wikipedia's coverage of Islands.


This project is dedicated to improving the quality of writing and the amount of information for all island and island-related articles on Wikipedia. This includes:

  1. Article coordination, organization and collaborations
  2. Article creation, expansion and maintenance
  3. Article categorization
  4. Maintaining objectivity and neutral point-of-view in island-related articles

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  1. ERK talk
  2. Ratzer talk • contribs
  3. Av9talk •contribs
  4. Rosiestep talk • contribs
  5. User:Nvvchar
  6. User:MChew - Pacific islands
  7. User:Xhavnak
  8. Danimations User talk:Danimations - Australian islands (mostly South Australian)
  9. User:Jacsam2 - Indonesian Islands
  10. User:JowaninpensansIsles of Scilly
  11. User:Billertl - United States Islands
  12. User:SatuSuro - category work
  13. User:Unscintillating - Pacific islands
  14. User:Ljgua124 - Polynesian & Antarctic islands
  15. Victão Lopes I hear you... - mostly Brazilian islands
  16. User:EileenSanda - Faroe Islands
  17. User:thechristiancontender - Islands in Canada, Isles of the UK, and BVI territories.
  18. user:John Vandenberg
  19. — иz нίpнόp ʜᴇʟᴘ! – Mostly Malaysia island in the state of Sabah
  20. User:Srolanh - Islands of Riga and Latvia
  21. User:Theworldgymnast1
  22. User:Balon Greyjoy - Galapagos Islands
  23. --DThomsen8 (talk)
  24. User:Reedman72
  25. User:PaintedCarpet
  26. Wikirictor talk • contribs Islands of Cambodia
  27. MusikAnimal talk
  28. Chuq (talk)
  29. Vitreology (talk) (Mostly islands of Tasmania, Australia)
  30. Northamerica1000 11:51, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
  31. Jacobdaun
  32. Marek.69 talk
  33. Cowdy001 (talk) - islands in South Australia and adjoining coastlines
  34. Fenix down - mainly islands of arctic Russia.
  35. User:Ds2320
  36. User:Mauritiusboy

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{{Template:User WP Islands}}
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WikiProject Islands.

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Featured content[edit]

See the project's Recognized content page for Good articles, Featured lists and Featured portals

There are currently 12 featured articles and 4 featured lists:


New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Islands-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.








  • I've spend a great deal of time turning Smooth_Island_(Tasmania) from a 2 sentence 'stub' into quite a comprehensive article, pulling together all the information and evidence I can from around the web. Could you please assess the article for revised quality grading and suggest improvements as appropriate?Jkokavec (talk) 12:24, 9 December 2014 (UTC)



  • Hi, i recently created Miangas, island in Indonesia that famous in international law. I also propose DYK for that. Thanks.*Annas* (talk) 05:38, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
  • I recently created: Populated islands of the Great Lakes. The article lists islands with a population of more than about 100. And I deided to include islands of the great lakes region, and not just ones that are strictly located in one of the Great Lakes. I provided brief descriptions for each island, along with references, and a link to each island's main article. Please let me know if I missed any populated islands on the list. Billertl (talk) 20:16, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

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Article progress grading scheme[edit]

For a more detailed description of the different grades, see {{Grading scheme}}.

Status Template Meaning of Status
Needed {{Needed-Class}} The article hasn't been started yet. You can help by creating it.
Merge {{Merge-Class}} The article is a merge candidate, as it probably should not stand on its own. Remarks should clarify suggested merge target. If multiple articles are to be merged into one, or if the issue is complicated, it is advised to list it at the end of this article.
Stub {{Stub-Class}} The article is either a very short article or a stub that will need a lot of work to bring it to A-Class level.
Start {{Start-Class}} The article has a decent amount of content, but it is still very weak in certain areas (remarks should clarify where).
B {{B-Class}} The article is "almost there" but it may be missing one of the following: references, balance of content, NPOV or an important section. Alternatively, the English may need a comprehensive rewrite to make it flow.
A-Class article A {{A-Class}} The article provides a well-written and complete description of the topic, as described in How to write a Great Article. It includes a well-written introduction to the topic, and an appropriate series of headings to break up the article. It should have sufficient external literature references, preferably from the "hard" literature rather than websites. It should be well illustrated, with no copyright problems.
GA {{GA-Class}} Reserved exclusively for articles that have received "Good Article" status, and meet the current criteria for Good Articles. Article should be at or around A-class to receive this tag.
Featured article FA {{FA-Class}} Reserved exclusively for articles that have received "Featured article" status, and meet the current criteria for featured articles.

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Where class is the article's quality rating.

An article assessed as Start-class would look like this:

WikiProject Islands (Rated Start-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Islands, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of islands 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.
Start-Class article Start  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

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{{Template:User interest islands}}
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{{Template:User WP Islands}}
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WikiProject Islands.
{{Template:User WP Islands1}}
Your own private island. (15612499367).jpgThis user is a member of
WikiProject Islands.

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