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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 3,170
/Albania 8,447
WP:RA/AA /Applied arts and sciences 292,416
/Applied arts and sciences/Computer science, computing, and Internet 197,490
/Applied arts and sciences/Engineering 52,173
/Applied arts and sciences/Law 91,182
WP:RA/MED /Applied arts and sciences/Medicine 68
/Applied arts and sciences/Pharmacology 81
/Applied arts and sciences/Transport 84,022
WP:RA/AE /Arts and entertainment 233,337
/Arts and entertainment/Fashion 76,463
/Arts and entertainment/Film, radio and television 409,753
/Arts and entertainment/Internet and tech culture 167,041
/Arts and entertainment/Literature 78,430
/Arts and entertainment/Literature/Books 118,860
/Arts and entertainment/Performing arts 202,314
/Arts and entertainment/Print media 108,003
/Arts and entertainment/Speculative fiction 16,968
/Arts and entertainment/Unclassified 24,961
/Arts and entertainment/Visual arts 212,518
/Biographies/Anthropologists 22,254
/Biographies/Jewish figures 20,349
/Biographies/Political figures 98,101
/Biography/Biologists 21,940
/Biography/By nationality 205,247
/Biography/By profession 417,320
/Biography/People in medicine 87
/Business and economics 60,056
WP:RA/CO /Business and economics/Companies 106
/Business and economics/Companies/A-E 365,965
/Business and economics/Companies/F-L 216,847
/Business and economics/Companies/M-S 302,193
/Business and economics/Companies/T-Z 156,116
/Business and economics/Organizations 304,872
/Business and economics/People in business 208,576
WP:RA/D /Deaths 7,718
WP:RA/I /Images 4,609
WP:RA/J /Japan 37,276
/Japan/Anime and Manga 86,137
/Japan/Anime and Manga/Refused Requests Archive 27,961
/Japan/Government 8,849
/Japan/Seiyū 10,235
/Lists of basic topics 1,641
WP:RA/M /Mathematics 112,260
/Mathematics/Logic 3,345
/music 204,524
/music/Albums 34,093
/music/Classical composers 69,607
/music/Instruments 16,140
/music/Jazz 15,389
/music/Performers, bands and songwriters 513,160
/music/Performers, bands and songwriters/I–O 185,983
/music/Songs 57,947
WP:RA/NS /Natural sciences 67,418
/Natural sciences/Biology 56,103
/Natural sciences/Chemistry 35,295
/Natural sciences/Environment and geology 51,822
/Natural sciences/Physics 71,934
/Other 74,060
/Philosophy 85,394
/Philosophy/Journals 45,838
/Social sciences 77,092
/Social sciences/Defunct United States military academies 14,262
/Social sciences/History 76,262
/Social sciences/Geography, cities, regions and named places 7,085
/Social sciences/Military and military history 43,147
/Social sciences/Politics and government 176,843
/Social sciences/Psychology 13,836
/Social sciences/Religion 112,187
/Sports 238,001
/Sports/Association football (soccer) 8,972
/Sports/Martial arts 49
/Sports/Motor sports 29,498
Index Page sizes from Wikipedia:Requested articles
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WP:RA / 11,430
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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