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WikiProject Syria

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Purpose: WikiProject Syria (or WP:SY for short) is a forum for Wikipedia editors interested in improving and maintaining articles related to Syria, with a primary focus on the history and achievements of Syrian societies.

Issues for discussion on this forum: identifying articles and topics in the scope of this project, discussing ways to improve article standards, coordinating collaborations and article improvement efforts, developing standards and guidelines designed to achieve consistency between related articles, rating articles by appropriate standards and classes and organizing the articles by suitable categories and links.

Project structure: The WikiProject's main page includes the following elements:

  • An introduction to the project's scope, its goals, and its subject area
  • A list of the members and participants of the project
  • An assessment of the current status of the articles within the scope of the project
  • A catalog of all the templates and categories related to Syria and its WikiProject
The map of Syria

Syria is an Arabic-speaking country in the Middle East, bordering Lebanon to the west, Israel to the southwest, Jordan to the south, Iraq to the east, and Turkey to the north. Syria has a population of 18 million and fourteen governorates. The modern state of Syria attained independence from the French mandate of Syria in 1946, but can trace its roots to the fourth millennium BC. Its capital city, Damascus, was the seat of the Umayyad Empire and a provincial capital of the Mamluk Empire. Historically, the region of Syria has often included the territories of Lebanon, historical Palestine, parts of Turkey and Jordan, but excluded the Jazira region in the north-east of the modern Syrian state.

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The main goals of this WikiProject are to:

  • Improve and maintain Syria-related articles: fact and prose checking, expanding and ensuring currency of information, providing reliable citations and references, maintaining a NPOV, bringing more selected articles up to Featured article or Good article status;
  • Expand Wikipedia's coverage of Syria-related topics: check for completeness of articles, start new articles, expand entries on neglected subjects;
  • Maintaining consistency in article organization: maintaining a similar structure, coverage and presentation across articles, maintaining categories and links;
  • Develop tools and resources for others to use in article production: templates, categories, infoboxes, diagrams, base maps, useful and commonly used references;
  • Coordinating collaborations: between editors to establish priorities and avoid duplication of effort, gaining consensus on disputed issues.
  • Develop the subject's site map: the Outline of Syria is intended to map out Wikipedia's coverage of Syria, providing a convenient navigation aid to visiting the many articles about Syria, by providing links to those articles or the lists which include them. This navigation system is useful to both readers and editors. It helps readers see what is available, and it helps editors see the gaps that need to be filled and identify problems in existing articles. (And by using "Related changes", it serves as an extensive watchlist).

The scope of this WikiProject includes Syrian-related articles, lists, categories, and templates.

Items within this scope can be grouped under the following high-level topics or themes:

  • Syrian Geography – regions, locations, natural history, environment, vegetable and mineral resources, climate, hydrology, geology
  • Syrian Archeology – chronologies, structures, monuments, pottery and other artifacts
  • Syrian History – by time periods, by civilization, of events, of individuals, historical documents
  • Syrian Cultures and Civilizations – descriptions of the peoples and their locations, histories, polities, interactions, accomplishments, society, beliefs, influences, continuity of heritage to the preset day
  • Syrian Languages – languages related to Syria, their phonology, typology, grammar etc.
  • Syrian Society – cultural practices, polities and governance, social structures and order, commerce and trade, education, warfare, costume and dress, gender roles, population trends
  • Syrian People – biographies of notable personages, rulers, roles and titles, (includes also notable non-Syrian figures related to Syria)
  • Syrian Arts – visual arts and decorative styles, iconography, media, cross-cultural influences, music, dance
  • Syrian Mythology and Religion – religions, beliefs, philosophies, mythologies, rituals and ceremonies
  • Projects with related or overlapping scope include: Wikipedia:WikiProject Arab world, Wikipedia:WikiProject Assyria, Wikipedia:WikiProject Ancient Near East.
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WP:SY article rating and assessment scheme
(NB: Listing, Log & Stats are updated on a daily basis by a bot)
Current detailed listing of Syria articles by quality
Daily log of status changes
Current Statistics
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New participants please use the 'edit' link above to join the project.

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Members are recommended to add the project to their watchlist.

  1. Meno25 (talk · contribs) March 23, 2007
  2. Aziz1005 (talk · contribs) March 23, 2007
  3. Darwinek (talk · contribs) March 25, 2007
  4. Kintetsubuffalo (talk · contribs) March 25, 2007
  5. Disdero (talk · contribs) March 31, 2007
  6. Al Ameer son (talk · contribs)
  7. Spencer (talk · contribs) 3 March, 2009
  8. Mikhailov Kusserow (talk · contribs) 20 July 2010
  9. Terrortank (talk · contribs) 11:41, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
  10. Fitzcarmalan (talk · contribs) 8 October 2013
  11. Attar-Aram syria (talk · contribs) 13 October 2014
  12. SantiLak (talk · contribs) 26 December 2014
  13. Tacoblimpfan (talk · contribs) 16 February 2016
  14. SyrianLion (talk · contribs) 27 December 2016
  15. Serafart (talk · contribs) 00:57, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
  16. Greek Hades (talk · contribs) - 16 February 2018
  17. Jadd Haidar (talk) 08:04, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
  18. Pokerplayer513 (talk) 08:39, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
Templates relevant to this Project (see also this category listing)
Template link Type What it's for / Where it goes Syntax / parameters / actions
Article templates (content related)
{{Syria-stub}} Stub purpose: identifies stubs relating to Syria
placement: at the bottom of Syrian stub articles.
action: automatically assigns to Category:Syria stubs
{{Syria-geo-stub}} Stub purpose: identifies stubs relating to the geography of Syria
placement: at the bottom of Syrian geographical stub articles.
action: automatically assigns to Category:Syria geography stubs
{{Syria-bio-stub}} Stub purpose: identifies stubs of the biographies of notable Syrian personages
placement: at the bottom of Syrian biographical stub articles.
action: automatically assigns to Category:Syrian people stubs
{{Syria-sport-stub}} Stub purpose: identifies stubs relating to the sport of Syria
placement: at the bottom of Syrian sport stub articles.
action: automatically assigns to Category:Syrian sport stubs
{{Syria-hist-stub}} Stub purpose: identifies stubs relating to the history of Syria
placement: at the bottom of Syrian history stub articles.
action: automatically assigns to Category:Syria stubs
{{Syria-film-stub}} Stub purpose: identifies stubs relating to a Syrian film
placement: at the bottom of Syrian cinema stub articles.
action: automatically assigns to Category:Syria stubs
Meta-templates (not content related)
{{WP Syria}} Banner purpose: Project banner template; identifies in-scope articles, alerts other editors to this WikiProject. Also used for recording article assessments per the rating scheme via its parameters, there are other flags as well.

placement: On the talk page of relevant articles, at the top.

{{WP Syria |class= |importance= }}

parameters: see Instructions for details.
action: automatically assigns to Category:WikiProject Syria articles, and other cats depending on the parameters assigned.

{{User WP Syria}} Userbox purpose: identifies project participants
placement: somewhere in your user space
action: automatically assigns to Category:WikiProject Syria members
{{WPSY-Invitation}} Template purpose: to invite users to the Project
placement: user's talk page
actions: creates an invitation message
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Syrian Barnstar of National Merit {{Syrian Barnstar of National Merit|message - ~~~~}} - for any extraordinary contribution(s) to Syria-related topics.

Syrian Hawk of National Merit
{{Syrian Hawk of National Merit|message - ~~~~}} - for extensive contributions to upgrading Syrian contents to GA and FA status on Wikipedia.
Article alerts

Articles for deletion

Categories for discussion

Redirects for discussion

Miscellany for deletion

Featured article candidates

A-Class review

Good article nominees

Requested moves

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Main tool page:
  • 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[edit]