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WikiProject Council
WikiProject icon This page relates to the WikiProject Council, a collaborative effort regarding WikiProjects in general. If you would like to participate, please visit the project discussion page.
 
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Namespace[edit]

I think WikiProject: should be its own namespace. – NixinovaT|C⟩ 23:59, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Proposal to convert task force to WikiProject (or create new WP)[edit]

Hello, there is currently a proposal and related discussion regarding converting the Women's football task force (currently a task force of WP:FOOTBALL) to its own WikiProject. Input from editors is welcome: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Football/Women's football task force#Task_force_vs_WikiProject Hmlarson (talk) 14:07, 4 August 2017 (UTC)

Advice Pages inclusion criteria must be met[edit]

  • Could these words be added to the sentence below: "or criteria for information must be met to be included in articles".
  • "However, in a few cases, projects have wrongly used these pages as a means of asserting ownership over articles within their scope, such as insisting that all articles that interest the project must contain a criticism section or must not contain an infobox, or that a specific type of article can't be linked in navigation templates, "or criteria must be met for information to be included in articles"...
  • Reason: I have encountered projects that have set guidelines/criteria to meet to include information in articles, and use the criteria to reject information, regardless of other editors or regardless of WP:NPOV. The projects may be trying to minimize what they consider "trivia" or not realize they are violating WP:NPOV or think they can override WP:NPOV with a "Local Consensus" for information the project dislikes. CuriousMind01 (talk) 20:10, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

Decision-making Impacting Inactive and Semi-Active wikiprojects[edit]

Hi there. As part of some interest I have in trying to update {{WikiProject United States}} to include additional states, I have been visiting the Wikiprojects for various US states because I know this has been a contentious template before. However, what I am finding is that many of them appear to be semi-active or inactive (I have tagged them as such as I have visited them). I don't know if there is some precedent or existing policy to deal with template changes that would affect semi-active or inactive wikiprojects, but if there isn't I would like to initiate a discussion on what sort of decision making process takes place for changes to templates or tools that impact semi-active and inactive wikiprojects. -Furicorn (talk) 19:30, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

To be honest it was quite clear the last time someone tried to do this, that trying to throw all the US state projects etc into one Wikiproject was not really workable. Other than tagging a whole bunch of stuff what benefit is there really to any states to be sucked into one large project so that talk of different states drowns out the talk of the state they focus on. It was a lets build my edit count really high by tagging project the last time this was attempted, what will be the difference this time? -DJSasso (talk) 11:56, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

MfD of WikiProject YouTube[edit]

I am not sure if this is the best place to reach out to members of WikiProject Council? WikiProject YouTube has been nominated for deletion based on the use of a brand name in its title. I cannot find any guideline about the naming of a project, so I would be greatful if members would review the MfD at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject YouTube. Curb Safe Charmer (talk) 11:14, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Update: The MfD has been closed as speedy keep so no further action needed. Curb Safe Charmer (talk) 14:01, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

I cannot believe that there isn't even a task force for this major subject![edit]

Unbelievably, there is no WikiProject or task force that primarily covers Tornadoes. How is that possible? I know there is a WikiProject Severe weather and a WikiProject Meteorology, but neither of them have a task force focused on Tornadoes. Don't you guys agree there should be at least a task force that covers this if not a full WikiProject? — Mr. Guye (talk) (contribs)  21:26, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

You could poll the talk pages of WikiProject Severe weather and/or WikiProject Meteorology to see if anyone is interested in participating in a task force. I assume those would be the editors most interested in the topic. If there were enough editors who wanted to start a task force, it would seem weird to me if the participants of WikiProject Council would have any reason to oppose? -Furicorn (talk) 02:59, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
Also, I've been pointed to Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Guide/Task forces before -Furicorn (talk) 03:19, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
In a lot of cases the work of such potential task forces is already done in a more general wikiproject and don't necessarily need a task force. Task forces really only make sense when the chatter from them on talk pages is drowning out the talk of other subjects in the more broad project. -DJSasso (talk) 11:50, 13 September 2017 (UTC)