Wikipedia:WikiProject Extreme sports

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Please note that this WikiProject is very new, and could use all the help you can give


This WikiProject is a community of Wikipedians who share an interest in extreme sports and who wish to improve the general quality and accessibility of Wikipedia's extreme sports articles. It is an effort to coordinate the work of Wikipedians who are knowledgeable about extreme sports, to minimize the frequent damage done to extreme sports articles, and to improve the quality and range of articles on extreme sports.

The world of Extreme Sports is characterized by enormous amounts of individualism, talent, and courage. However, it is sometimes besieged by the media as something that only "rowdy teenagers" do. Here on Wikipedia, we want to set the example for the rest of the media world by writing and maintaining only the highest quality articles. It is likely that our participants will be younger than participants in other Wikiprojects, and may be more technologically savvy. We commit to using the unique talents of all our contributors to produce Gold Standard articles.

Scope and Goals[edit]

The scope of the project includes all extreme sports-related articles in this category.

The goals of this WikiProject are:

  1. To create Extreme Sports articles that do not exist.
  2. To improve Extreme Sports articles that already exist.
  3. To protect Extreme Sports articles from vandalism.
  4. To organize Extreme Sports articles into reasonable categories for browsing.

How you can help[edit]

To build the community:

  • Join this project by adding your name to the list.
  • Add this page and the Tasks to your watchlist.
  • Find new members. Invite people to join us by adding {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Extreme sports/invite}} to their talk page.

To identify and improve extreme sports pages:

  • Locate pages that need attention, then add them to the Tasks list.
  • Add the Open Tasks box to your User: or User_talk: page. (Add {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Extreme sports/tasks box}} anywhere on the page.)
  • Have a go at editing a page from the open tasks; check them off the list if you like the result.
  • Vote for our collaboration of the month

To provide guidelines for writing about extreme sports topics

  • Discuss guidelines here.


Please add your user name to the list below.

  • Michael (talk) -- Aggressive rollerblader & WikiProject Creator.
  • Solar Police►Talk X Sports fan
  • Loudenvier - bodyboarder and first participant after creator
  • ManekiNeko | Talk
  • cobalt 01:44, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Justin - Old School skater
  • Churchill67 - Aggressive Inline Skater
  • Bwyard - skateboarder
  • Dave - snowboarder
  • XK8ER - 20:58, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
  • The Dwarf_King 14:28, 20 November 2006 (UTC) - Skaterboarder
  • Surfaced - soaper
  • Grinder0-0 - Blader - mainly interested in articles about aggressive inline skating, but others too
  • User:parisftoast-competitive rock climber, used to skate, love to atv and jet ski when i can, gonna start windsurfing hopefully
  • Declanon - Bungee Jumping and old skater
  • Dekots - Skiing (Freeskiing), Skateboard, Snowboarding, Aggressive Inline. Basically everything.
  • Infamouse (talk · contribs) - Skateboarding, snurfing, backcountry travel, bikepacking, mountain biking
  • hitheslopes -extreme skiing, longboarding, Flexboarding, cliff diving, kiteboarding

Don't forget to add the {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Extreme sports/tasks box}} to your user page.

Standards and practices[edit]

General practices[edit]

Extreme Sports articles should have the {{Xsports}} template placed at the top of their talk page.

Extreme Sports articles should be categorised as such. (Add [[Category:Extreme sports]] to the bottom of the page)

Discuss adding more general practices.


Must be clearly legible by members of the public, this means that we can't really use our own lingo like 'fakie zerospin souls', because they won't have a clue what we're on about.


Open Tasks[edit]

Just add any tasks you think worth doing to the Extreme Sports Task List.

Add BASE Skiing

Custom Templates[edit]

Task Box[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Extreme sports:
Project Page

Extreme Sports Tasks:

Clean up Rock Climbing

This list will be regularly updated by volunteers with pages that need attention.

Project pages[edit]

Putting {{WikiProject Extreme sports}} at the top of a page will add this notice to it:

WikiProject Extreme sports    (Inactive)
WikiProject icon This page was within the scope of WikiProject Extreme sports, a project which is currently considered to be inactive.

This message should be placed on talk pages of relevant articles.


We need a stub tag to be made...

Invitation to join this project[edit]

{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Extreme sports/invite}} Will add the Wikipedia:WikiProject Extreme sports/invite template to the page. This is how it looks:

This is to be placed on the user:talk of potential participants. If you spot someone who might be interested in this project, bung this template on their talk page. Don't forget to sign it - it looks more personal. And check the member list first, just in case they are a member.

You can view a list of who has received invitations by clicking on What links here on the template page.


The Golden X.

The Golden X will be given to major contributors in the project.


None yet.

External links[edit]