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Community portal sections
Designs and redesigns
Documentation page of current experimental redesign (August 2012)
(previous designs)

Please draft layout changes here:
Community portal/Draft

Three added sections/topics for Community Portal - Help out[edit]

Greetings, Recently RekishiEJ mentioned on my talk page concerning the consensus for additional sections for Help out.

In order to complete the addition of these sections, two things are required:

  1. First - fine tuning of the mockup wikitable example below, then
  2. Collaboration with Nettrom who takes care of the SuggestBot program to update for 3 additional searches.

Note: the following mockup Wikicode is derived from Wikipedia:Community portal/Opentask page. IMO when ready to go-live, these should be added to the bottom of the existing nine boxes.

EXAMPLE FOR TESTING - You can help improve the articles listed below! This list updates frequently, so check back here for more tasks to try.

Create these articles

  • TV Tome
  • The Oval
  • East Midlands English
  • Royal Economic Society
  • Krzysztof Soroczyński
More...Learn how
Represent a worldwide view

  • List of episodes
  • Micronesian parliamentary election, 1999
  • Chengdu Golden Apple Child Education
  • Middlebury Union High School
  • Charles Scadding
More...Learn how
Add historical information

  • Changping Railway Station (Beijing)
  • Blitz: The League II
  • Port Authority of Allegheny County
  • Soundboy Rock
  • Downtown Dallas
More...Learn how

* Discussion:

Since above is a first draft (areas of WP that I have little knowledge of), please improve where needed. Thanks. JoeHebda • (talk) 14:01, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

The first "More..." should link to Wikipedia:Requested articles, the second should link to Category:Articles with limited geographic scope, and the third should link to Category:Articles lacking historical information. The second "Learn how" should link to Wikipedia:Systemic bias, the third should link to Wikipedia:Adding historical information. The block "Create these articles" should be moved to the upper left of the nine boxed of the "Help out" section. And {{Recent changes article requests}} should be transcluded to the block "Create these articles", since the template contains some uncreated notable articles.--RekishiEJ (talk) 15:09, 31 March 2016 (UTC) 06:47, 6 April 2016 (UTC) fixed
Since I got pinged, I'll chime in here. There was a discussion about redesigning the Community portal about 6 months ago (ref this section in the archives). In that thread I point to two studies of the effectiveness of the portal and its list of open tasks. I suggested that instead of expanding the list of categories, it could be beneficial to trim it down. You might want to consider that option this time around as well.
That being said, the script that SuggestBot runs to update the Community portal doesn't support Wikipedia:Requested articles, instead it relies on accessing categories to do its updates. There's already a manually updated section ("Add an image"), and "Create these articles" would similarly require manual intervention. (No manual intervention needed, see below) Regards, Nettrom (talk) 23:20, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
The section "Create these articles" does not have to be updated manually, since this section should randomly choose five articles from {{Recent changes article requests}}.--RekishiEJ (talk) 06:47, 6 April 2016 (UTC)
By the way, by transcluding the recent changes article requests template 5-6 randomly chosen articles from it are shown on the page, hence no extra manual work is required.--RekishiEJ (talk) 11:41, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
Oh, I didn't know that template existed. Cool to see that it does, makes that category easy to do then, sweet! I updated my comment. Cheers, Nettrom (talk) 14:56, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
Well, the three blocks proposed by me are no doubt crucial, since the first one deals with notable topics lacking independent articles in English Wikipedia, e.g. theoretical geography & 21st Century Wire, the second one deals with articles with limited geographic scope, e.g. Counterculture & Formula One, the third one deals with articles lacking historical information, e.g. Thai Americans & Workforce productivity, which are more or as important as the sections "Improve lead sections" & "Add an image".--RekishiEJ (talk) 07:23, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
When will these three blocks be added to the "Help out" section of the Community Portal?--RekishiEJ (talk) 03:33, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 14 July 2016[edit]


What have we done to be in this world full of struggle and endurance. is it because of the choices we have made for that the led to other choices. Well to be frank enough Zimbabwe is an independent country full of minerals, fertile land and so on but still the economy is crushing each and every single day.

Political-economic factors affecting the nation The different perceptions on political ideologies The struggle for unity The humanity in politicians? What should be done to save Zimbabwe help me to add notable and fruitful info to my fellow thinkers

NB: > The article must be in neutral terms, in the sense that it must not fall on a single political part but rather academical and productive.

Ashton Takudzwa Chikumba (talk) 14:41, 14 July 2016 (UTC)Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page).

Red question icon with gradient background.svgNot done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. This request appears to be irrelevant to the Community portal page. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 16:23, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

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-- (talk) 12:08, 31 July 2016 (UTC)-- (talk) 12:08, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done as you have not requested a change, but I suspect you are in the wrong place, as this page is only to discuss improvements to Wikipedia:Community portal .
If you want to suggest a change, please request this on the talk page of the relevant article in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 12:21, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 August 2016[edit]

Kusum0916 (talk) 11:57, 9 August 2016 (UTC) Kundan Kumar Age-24 Years school St. Francis Hansdiha

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format.— RainFall 12:05, 9 August 2016 (UTC)