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Wikipedia Day Awards[edit]

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 16:31, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Goals for the project![edit]

  1. Stop creating new character pages, and improve the existing ones!
  2. Improve the main article (Emmerdale), which is in a sorry state and is predominantly someone's point of view. It needs references, facts, and good information. Not "memorable exits". Use the article EastEnders as a guideline.
  3. Same goes for the other pages. I haven't looked at the "major storylines" one yet, but I bet it's as bad as the others! With one big push we can clean up the articles, then start to improve them. Basic errors are there, such as spelling and grammar, that need to be fixed as soon as possible!
  4. "Plane crash" isn't capitalised.
  5. All character articles should have an infobox.

-Trampikey(talk)(contribs) 23:23, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Article rankings?[edit]

Any thoughts about ranking the Emmerdale-based articles (ie: the system used for other projects ranking articles such as Stub/Start/B/GA/A/FA)? If we could get a detailed and consolidated list of all articles, including those in desperate need of assistance, it might make it easier for people to contribute. At the moment, there is very much a lack of information that is in one place and most people seem to edit or fix articles as and when they find them. Bungle44 17:46, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Heath & Cath Hope[edit]

I don't know how notable these two are, but they seem to be covered by this Wikiproject. Are they notable? What should be done with the article? J Milburn 12:03, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

I don't see any need to have a combined article for them, when there is and also individual articles for them as well. Bungle44 13:22, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Suggested Changes[edit]

There seem to be a large number of Emmerdale articles on wikipedia which do not meet the notability criteria set out at WP:Fict. I have begun putting merger notices on some articles but would suggest the following:

  • List of Emmerdale characters - Remains as it is now, a list of current and past characters
  • List of minor Emmerdale characters - A list of minor characters who are currently in the show with a picture and some basic information in the style of List of recurring characters from The Simpsons. This would only be for characters on the show at the present time. Any new characters would go onto here and could then be spun off into their own articles at a later date once they have been established. I would tend to define minor as not having had stories in their own right and not having had individual press coverage (from which sources could then be quoted). I would also consider having a general guide on the length of time a character is in the show unless they are particularly notable before they can have their own page, although I'm not sure what this time would be. For example Debbie Dingle would warrant her own page because she is an established character, in the show for a long time and has had a number of stories in her own right whereas Vikesh Dasari would not as he has been in the show for a relatively short time and has only been associated with the story involving Tom Kings death rather than a story of his own.
I have created an article under the same name as the one above, with enough information which could be used as a starting point. Given the lack of activity with regards to communication on the Emmerdale wikiproject, I felt it best to actually make the article so people can see what it could develop into. Hopefully people will agree this is a good move and it could be a starting point for the next phase. Bungle44 17:21, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
I reordered this page and included families but I don't believe Eddie, Grace & Vikesh belong here as they are more than minor characters. Eddie will be around for three months and Grace and Vikesh are a major part of the biggest storyline in Emmerdale's history. I agree that Gabby Thomas, TJ Woods, Kayleigh Gibbs, Sarah Dingle, Samson Dingle, Jenny Albright should be part of the minor characters section. The others marked to be part of the minor characters are far more than minor characters. Jameshdl 14:05, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
I agree with your classification and disagreement of the given Minor Characters, and have proposed a potential new article List of recurring Emmerdale characters on your talk page accordingly. Although ther has been little response, it seems noone has posted in opposition to this change, so maybe we should move the rest of the proposed minor characters over to the new article? Bungle44 14:16, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
While I was editing the minor characters article I thought that we should just get rid of this article and put them in the Recurring article, the Hope twins should be included as well. However I've come to dislike the idea of removing the likes of Eddie Hope, Vaughan, Barraclough, Dasari, McNally and Burgess from the main page since they are full cast members. Just because they don't appear in every single episode doesn't mean they aren't full cast members. Sometimes we could go a couple of weeks without seeing some cast members, for example, Jamie Hope hasn't been on screen since Tom's funeral and Jasmine Thomas hasn't been seen since before that (I'm not suggesting putting these two in to the Recurring) so I am for the Minor Characters article to be replaced by the Recurring Characters article. Jameshdl 10:45, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
The other alternative is to simply rename the current minor characters article into the proposed List of recurring Emmerdale characters and amend the included characters accordingly. A few of the initial characters included upon article creation are in essence just recurring characters, and maybe that classification would be better suited as opposed to "minor"? Bungle44 11:16, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
I agree with renaming the article from Minor to Recurring. Jameshdl 11:27, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

I would say that the above is more in accordance with the Wikipedia fiction policy which says that characters should begin in the main article and then be spun off into a list of characters page and then further given their own pages if they warrant this. I think structuring of this nature would lead to higher quality articles and we would then only have individual character articles which someone was willing to develop. It would make it much easier to try and get all of the articles on this project up to the GA standard (as GA will never be given to characters in fiction where notability can not be properly established which to be fair is the majority of the current emmerdale characters).

I would also suggest working on some new templates for character articles to try and standardise the ones which are spun off. Personally I would like to get rid of the Family section all together. If the information isn't notable enough to include in the main body of the article then I don't think it needs to be maintained as a list. When I am going through I plan to remove all of the Great Grandfather (adopted) style categories but would like to debate the whole purpose of a family section. Might leave this for another day though as my first target it to tag all of the talk pages with Wikiproject Emmerdale tags and sort out the category tags on the articles before moving on to merging the pages if we can get some form of agreement. --Amxitsa 14:18, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

I couldn't agree more! There are too many people recently making character articles for characters who are only in the programme short-term or as you said, lack any strong notability to warrant a page of their own. I think making a separate page consolidating all smaller, less notable characters would be a good start and eliminating any pages which are then in excess. Maybe past character pages could be consolidated into categories rather than creating more listcruft? Bungle44 14:48, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Episode coverage[edit]

The WikiProject Television episode coverage taskforce have recently been working on a review process for episode articles. There are a rash of articles about individual episodes which fail notability, and are unlikely to ever reach such requirements. Many contributors are unaware of the specific guidelines to assess notability in episode pages: Wikipedia:Television episodes. We have expanded these guidelines to make them more helpful and explanatory, and we invite you to read the guidelines, and make any comments on its talk page. After much discussion, we have created a proposed review process for dealing with problem articles. See: Wikipedia:Television article review process. We invite discussion of this process on its talk page. General comments about this whole process are welcome at the episode coverage taskforce talkpage. Thanks! Gwinva 10:13, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

duplicate character template?[edit]

I notice there are two Emmerdale character templates. There is “Template:Emmerdale Character” (upper-case "C") and “Template:Emmerdale character” (lower-case "c"). The first template shows an example of itself in action, but lacks a noinclude sample section. The second has a noinclude sample section, but doesn't show an example of itself in action. --EarthFurst 00:27, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out. I've redirected the inactive template to the active one. Bungle (talkcontribs) 08:35, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Granny Hopwood[edit]

Out of all the characters I have seen mentioned, you haven't even listed her as a minor character. Just a notice. I searched for her cause the actress who played her (Pattie something) is my neighbor Straight Edge PXK 17:42, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Dr Clare Scott up for deletion[edit]

Tagged for deletion on grounds of non-notability...I have no idea how big or small a character she was so I'll leave it to you guys to contest if appropriate. Paulbrock (talk) 22:09, 8 February 2008 (UTC)


WikiProjectEmmerdale: Articles of unclear notability[edit]

Hello,

there are currently 20 articles in the scope of this project which are tagged with notability concerns. I have listed them here. (Note: this listing is based on a database snapshot of 12 March 2008 and may be slightly outdated.)

I would encourage members of this project to have a look at these articles, and see whether independent sources can be added, whether the articles can be merged into an article of larger scope, or possibly be deleted. Any help in cleaning up this backlog is appreciated. For further information, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Notability.

If you have any questions, please leave a message on the Notability project page or on my personal talk page. (I'm not watching this page however.) Thanks! --B. Wolterding (talk) 16:17, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

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Templates[edit]

Hi. I just want to inform you that I converted all {{Emmerdale Character}} to {{Infobox Emmerdale character 2}}. I'll propose to rename the latter to the first one. I am also thinking, as step 2, to change the parameters in order to be compatible with {{Infobox soap character}}. If you have any thoughts about these, please write them here.-- Magioladitis (talk) 09:11, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

I am planning to orphan {{Infobox Emmerdale character 2}} by converting it to {{Infobox soap character}} and then prosposing a deletion of the article. This is a standard process I followed and in other infoboxes. -- Magioladitis (talk) 11:46, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Problems in the conversion:

  • Duration ("years") won't appear until we add it in the generic infobox. I am planning to add it. Please be aware that even after the addition to the infobox soap character won't appear immediately in the articles. Remember that "years" should be present only if they are gaps in the character's appearances.
  • 2nd cousin, 2nd cousin twice, etc. have to be added under the "relatives" option.
  • "Family" has to be removed.
  • "Image" has to be replaced by the new "image1" option. Take care in the conversion.

-- Magioladitis (talk) 17:05, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Please participate in the discussion in Template talk:Infobox soap character in order reach a consensus. -- Magioladitis (talk) 23:05, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

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Does anyone work on this?[edit]

Hello I just posted this on a talk page for minor character:

"Totally not. The problem is though that Emmerdale on wikipedia has not got any loyal editors that constantly edit for some reason. Only recently has Hollyoaks recieved two dedicated editors to make sure articles are notable. Lizzie is already notable in terms of her casting because she was the fisrt blind actress to play a permanent character, she has also had issue led storylines..... Ryan Lamb could have a page because of his casting, promotion on ITV..... Adam Barton will defintely be notable when he and Aaron Livesy start their relationship up. (Aaron needs a page too, he is notable anyway as there are sources on the internet and in newspapers calling him names like a chav, his gay storyline is also gaining coverage.... If you can find sources, these articles will be easily kept as part of their own space... as notable articles, with characters with issue lead storylines are good reads given the correct fictional structure is spoken of.... so you would need to make sure you explain the casting, background of the creation, the development, include personality and identity of the character describred by officialc websites, media sites etc... and reception, how the public have recieved the characters... Emmerdale articles are lacking any sources to be honest.... "

So does anyone work on them anymore, I did not realise Emmerdale had a wikiprject. A lot of the character articles like I said are notable. I've edited quite a few fictional character pages, check on my talk page for ones I worked most on.... so if you need real help I can offer it. I'm probally going to do Aaron Livesy's page anyway. Lizzie;s is another that really needs one, so many sources out there is unreal. Raintheone (talk) 00:17, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

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Present Characters[edit]

Hello, I am sorry to say this but the page looks really untidy, and doesn't seem to be professional, like EastEnders and Hollyoaks are, and I have tried to tidy it before, but it's just been changed back immedietly, I would like to help but if people keep chaning it back, then I can't.

AcidBrights (talk) 19:43, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

You haven't stated which article this refers to. However, looking at your contributions, I suspect that your changes were reverted because you had made changes without explaining why; this is usually done by means of the edit summary. If you wish to make large changes, it may be best to discuss the matter on the relevant article's talk page first. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:01, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Importance[edit]

I've added a blank Importance grid at Wikipedia:WikiProject Emmerdale/Assessment#Importance scale. It really needs filling in; perhaps the similar ones for Coronation Street, EastEnders and Holby could be used as a basis for the Emmerdale criteria. --Redrose64 (talk) 14:51, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

The basic Wikipedia requirements for importance assessment are stated at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Release Version Criteria#WikiProject importance assessments; I have used these, with a certain amount of flexibility, for assessing existing Emmerdale articles. It should be noted that Wikipedia:WikiProject Hollyoaks uses the basic requirements as they stand, although I think that the vagueness of these criteria should be clarified. --Redrose64 (talk) 18:22, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Broken Userbox[edit]

Your userbox has a broken link.--vgmddg (look | talk | do) 21:08, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Not anymore. AnemoneProjectors 22:13, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Can we rename lists of minor characters to general lists of characters by year?[edit]

Instead of listing "minor" characters by year why we don't list all characters by their year of first appearance? EastEnders characters are listed this way. For example, List of EastEnders characters (1985) shows both major and minor characters introduced in the year 1985. Minor characters, like Reg Cox, are provided with short entries and major characters who have their own articles, like Den Watts, are linked to.

So, for example, List of minor Emmerdale characters (2009) would be renamed List of Emmerdale characters (2009), and so on. We list all characters, minor and major, who were introduced in that particular year.

This is a tidier and more sensible way of listing characters. Can we do this? Am86 (talk) 05:24, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

I am one of the people who changed the EastEnders layouts. It helped solve the problem of deciding which characters are minor and which aren't. I think it would be good for other soaps to use this format. The plan for EastEnders is to include a paragraph for characters with their own articles, such as in List of EastEnders characters (2010) (but this was easy to do as all new characters were added to the list and split off later). AnemoneProjectors 11:02, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for your input. I'm not sure if this is the right place to propose a new character layout, but if there are no objections I would like to get started renaming and updating the character lists. Am86 (talk) 05:22, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jack Ferguson (British actor)[edit]

Members of this project may be interested in the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jack Ferguson (British actor). J04n(talk page) 23:11, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

List of residences in Emmerdale[edit]

This article is badly in need of a re-write. There are a number of serious issues. Please see Talk:List_of_residences_in_Emmerdale#Article_failings for more information. Also, be aware that all the images in this article have been tagged for deletion as replaceable fair use images, as the buildings in question all exist and any wikipedia editor may photograph them. --Hammersoft (talk) 15:30, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Its a shame that this page was lost, we did put some work into it at the time, but i have no desire now to rebuild it and manage it properly cause the page has gone with it's history and detials. Shame as I think that it could have been something to work on. I know we had a chat about saving it Hammersoft but I dont think that there is enogh people interested to manage it properly on Wikipedia. Unfortunately I am retiring from the Soaps section and will be sticking to my historic and geogrpahic articles from now on as this is really my much stronger area to provide information and research for. Best wishes JMRH6 (talk) 22:36, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

After this thread was raised, the page was moved twice: first to Residences and Businesses in Emmerdale (8 August 2011); then to Residences and businesses in Emmerdale (11 August 2011). It was in the latter form that it went to WP:AFD on 22 August 2011, and the discussion is here - the delete went through on 29 August 2011. You could try for WP:DRV, but given that one of the reasons for deletion was the total lack of sourcing, you're unlikely to get it restored. There is nothing to prevent a rewrite from scratch, but, in order to forestall WP:CSD#G4, any new version must address the various issues mentioned at the AFD. --Redrose64 (talk) 23:07, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Serious problems across the board; let's start with character articles[edit]

This project was founded in September of 2006. At that very first creation [1], an open task was created to "improve all the character articles - it needs doing, they're awful at the moment." It's still an open task; it's never been done. This has gone on for five years now.

I first came across the Wikipedia work here on this soap opera by way of reports indicating overuse of non-free images. After considerable effort on my part to drum up activity to improve "List of residences in Emmerdale" and seeing nothing being done (see above section), I placed the article for deletion (see deletion discussion). There was not a single support for retention, not a single finger lifted to do anything to save that article.

Subsequent to the deletion, I went around to the various articles that linked to this now deleted article, and removed references to it (example). In so doing, I came to realize that a broad swath of character articles suffered the same problems that the list of residences article did. There's huge quantities of content here with a near total absence of secondary sources. To confirm this, I took a look at the first ten character articles at List_of_Emmerdale_characters#Present_cast. They are Alan Turner (Emmerdale), Eric Pollard, Victoria Sugden, Betty Eagleton, Zak Dingle, Sam Dingle, Andy Sugden, Lisa Dingle, Marlon Dingle, and Ashley Thomas. What I found across those ten articles was a grant total of 4 non-primary source references. That's it. They were 2 to digital spy, 1 to emmerdale.org fan site that's been unmaintained for years, and 1 to "30 Years of Emmerdale" book.

Frankly, this is pathetic. These are ALL "present, regular" cast members, and this is the best this project can produce?

There is an enormous amount of material across these ten character articles. In every article, there is an overflowing violation of WP:PLOT policy. Virtually all of it fails Wikipedia:Verifiability policy. I seriously question if any of these characters pass our notability standards.

There's also a serious problem with the non-free images on these ten articles. There's 20 non-free images. In every case the rationale for the use of the image is "the image illustrates the subject of the article". This is an extremely weak rationale defense for use of the items. The non-free content has been liberally sprinkled throughout these articles without any real attention beyond lip service to our WP:NFCC policy.

Recently, the Tricia Dingle article was PRODed. It was deleted, without so much as a peep of protest from anyone. It's linked from 38 other articles on the project. As mentioned above, the 18,000 word residences article was deleted via AfD without a single vote of protest against deletion. As previously mentioned, the task of improving the character articles has been open for five years. I've looked through all 16 project members at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Emmerdale#Members, and found only 5 that are active. This is very troubling; a grand swath of articles on this soap opera stand to be deleted in the future for failure to act on these serious issues.

I'm notifying the five active members of this project, and also notifying Wikipedia:WikiProject Fictional characters, Wikipedia:WikiProject Television, Wikipedia:WikiProject Soap Operas, Wikipedia:WikiProject British TV shows and placing notifications on the talk pages of every present, regular character as well as the minor character lists from the last ten years of the show. I hope that someone will speak up and start working on this. If there is no motion on these issues, it is highly likely they will be deleted in the future. Please, someone step to the plate. Please. --Hammersoft (talk) 15:29, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Thank you Hammersoft for bringing this to light. I recently noticed the state of the character articles too, especially after I started to maintain the cast list, which suffered from a lot of unsourced content. I did take on the task of sourcing and improving List of minor Emmerdale characters (2011)‎, Aaron Livesy (that one suffered major plot problems) and Jackson Walsh a while ago. I'm unsure as to how much time I can dedicate to improving other Emmerdale pages, as I also maintain articles for two other soaps. Though I will ask my partner in crime if he wants to collaborate on a couple of characters. I should just mention, the Amy Wyatt article is probably one of the best Emmerdale articles around at the moment and a good example of how the others should look. - JuneGloom Talk 17:09, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Thank you. Yes, I did see the Amy Wyatt article when I posted to Talk:Amy_Wyatt. I saw it had been a former good article nominee. I saw that User:Raintheone was the prime contributor to that article, and so I notified him of this discussion. That article still has an overabundance of plot details, but it's pretty good. It is a reasonable model, so long as less dependency on plot details is kept in mind. --Hammersoft (talk) 17:21, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
Sure, I will help. I've pretty much focused on other soap operas - I have worked on Amy Wyatt and that is about it. The problem with the wikiproject itself is that only one of the members is active in adding sources. I know that two others active in that list do not add sourced text and just add images and update storyline sections in too much detail. There are a lot of articles, so it may take time. I'm sure me and JuneGloom07 could improve some.RaintheOne BAM 17:46, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
Update: Another editor has agreed to pitch in too.RaintheOne BAM 13:48, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
  • And five months later, the problems are still there; the only article in the ten I noted above that has improved reference wise is Zak Dingle. --Hammersoft (talk) 20:01, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Maybe me, Rain and June could take one or two each of the ten you think are so desperate and we could see if there is anyone else willing to help, if you think the articles are that desperate then why don't you add references to them yourself? D4nnyw14 (talk) 20:18, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
  • I've already contributed a lot of work pointing out the serious issues here. I have no interest in Emmerdale otherwise. --Hammersoft (talk) 20:46, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
The problems with the articles were obvious. There is not that much interest from editors in general and they are notable so it is just a case of time. However we have actually put some effort in here - Charity Tate, Zak Dingle, Cain Dingle, Laurel Thomas, Moira Barton, Holly Barton, Debbie Dingle and Billy Hopwood have all had some work done to them.Rain the 1 20:57, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
I think people were already aware of the issues just nobody is interested enough. I also have no interest in Emmerdale either but have still put a little bit of work into articles. D4nnyw14 (talk) 21:10, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Just came across the Emmerdale articles, while I have little interest in the show itself I will attempt to lend a hand fixing what I can. They are definitely in very poor shape currently. Leefkrust22 (talk) 08:39, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

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Sarah and Jack Sugden[edit]

I just saw that the articles for Andy and Debbie's kids have them listed as Jr.s they aren't juniors though as they were named after grandparents. Jimmy Skitz's Answer Machine 18:17, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

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