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Welcome to WikiProject Requested articles, a WikiProject for Wikipedia:Requested articles.


WikiProject Requested articles was started in January 2013 after a Requests for Comment, which sought to determine a course of action for the tens of thousands of redlinked suggestions at requested articles, many of which go back a number of years. While some editors felt that the whole process was unsalvageable, others expressed interest in a dedicated project to target the backlog. Requested articles is one of Wikipedia's oldest processes (dating back to 2001) and offers individuals the ability to suggest articles that should be created but which they do not wish to write themselves. Suggestions cover a huge diversity of topics and are split into a series of lists on multiple pages.

The project is currently in the initial planning stages, but which will ultimately conclude in a revision to the Requested Articles process, including providing sources.


  • Encourage more Wikipedians to help with Requested articles
  • Improve the Requested articles system
  • Support Drives to create articles in the requested articles page, which will clear the requested articles backlog
  • Support Red Link Blitzes, attempts to clear requested articles of articles which have been created
  • Complete the project tasks
  • Simplify the submission of suggestions, as opposed to 'requests for articles,' i.e. "Please include a clear link to the paintings of an artist that is the subject of an article."

What you can do[edit]

WikiProject Requested articles has something for everyone! You don't have to be a fantastic writer or content contributor to help create requested articles but you do need to know Wikipedia's core policies, particularly WP:Notability, WP:Verifiability.


Page sizes from Wikipedia:Requested articles
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/Afghanistan 3,233
/Albania 8,928
WP:RA/AA /Applied arts and sciences 286,158
/Applied arts and sciences/Computer science, computing, and Internet 187,502
/Applied arts and sciences/Engineering 57,684
/Applied arts and sciences/Law 85,328
WP:RA/MED /Applied arts and sciences/Medicine 68
/Applied arts and sciences/Pharmacology 81
/Applied arts and sciences/Transport 84,702
WP:RA/AE /Arts and entertainment 224,693
/Arts and entertainment/Fashion 71,186
/Arts and entertainment/Film, radio and television 371,557
/Arts and entertainment/Internet and tech culture 163,528
/Arts and entertainment/Literature 44,562
/Arts and entertainment/Literature/Books 119,275
/Arts and entertainment/Performing arts 171,257
/Arts and entertainment/Print media 104,534
/Arts and entertainment/Speculative fiction 16,968
/Arts and entertainment/Unclassified 25,490
/Arts and entertainment/Visual arts 208,119
/Biographies/Anthropologists 22,201
/Biographies/Jewish figures 17,134
/Biographies/Political figures 89,728
/Biography/Biologists 19,262
/Biography/By nationality 203,257
/Biography/By profession 420,583
/Biography/People in medicine 87
/Business and economics 60,829
WP:RA/CO /Business and economics/Companies 106
/Business and economics/Companies/A-E 332,180
/Business and economics/Companies/F-L 200,394
/Business and economics/Companies/M-S 304,473
/Business and economics/Companies/T-Z 127,812
/Business and economics/Organizations 282,315
/Business and economics/People in business 195,111
WP:RA/D /Deaths 7,721
WP:RA/I /Images 7,291
WP:RA/J /Japan 35,875
/Japan/Anime and Manga 84,830
/Japan/Anime and Manga/Refused Requests Archive 27,961
/Japan/Government 8,849
/Japan/Seiyū 10,000
/Lists of basic topics 1,641
WP:RA/M /Mathematics 110,243
/Mathematics/Logic 3,345
/music 183,984
/music/Albums 32,655
/music/Classical composers 69,783
/music/Instruments 16,140
/music/Jazz 15,072
/music/Performers, bands and songwriters 463,411
/music/Performers, bands and songwriters/I–O 185,983
/music/Songs 57,079
WP:RA/NS /Natural sciences 62,968
/Natural sciences/Biology 53,347
/Natural sciences/Chemistry 36,623
/Natural sciences/Environment and geology 50,249
/Natural sciences/Physics 70,524
/Other 80,127
/Philosophy 84,386
/Philosophy/Journals 45,838
/Social sciences 80,158
/Social sciences/Defunct United States military academies 14,262
/Social sciences/History 75,254
/Social sciences/Geography, cities, regions and named places 10,659
/Social sciences/Military and military history 41,797
/Social sciences/Politics and government 153,963
/Social sciences/Psychology 29,137
/Social sciences/Religion 67,623
/Sports 212,666
/Sports/Association football (soccer) 13,599
/Sports/Martial arts 49
/Sports/Motor sports 28,172
Index Page sizes from Wikipedia:Requested articles
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WP:RA / 11,516
WP:RA/B /Biography 596
/Business and economics/Businesses and organizations 618
/By country 632
/Social sciences/Geography, cities, regions and named places/Kosovo* 3,894

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Article talk pages[edit]

Talk page template for articles that were formerly listed at WP:RA.

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Project talk pages[edit]

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