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WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:36, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Naming conventions[edit]

Should Dwayne Cleofis Wayne be called Dwayne Wayne instead? Dwanyewest (talk) 14:48, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

Should Stinkor (MOTU) be Stinkor as that would be more appropriate. Dwanyewest (talk) 15:12, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

Any guidelines?[edit]

Hello, I have a question:
Are there any guidelines for writing articles about fictional characters? We seems to have numerous articles on them, yet (being involved in a row over whether one such has 'real world notability') I'm hard pressed to find anything relevant. What exactly justifies articles on, say, Batman, or Sarah Sidle, or Captain Flint, but not (as in my case) Italian detective Guido Brunetti? Any offers? Swanny18 (talk) 18:58, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

List of imaginary characters in fiction[edit]

I started List of imaginary characters in fiction and wish the lead could be better. Could someone please help? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 05:45, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

Amy Rose for good article reassessment[edit]

Amy Rose, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. JOEBRO64 11:36, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Eric Forman, Michael Kelso, Steven Hyde, and others[a][edit]


Articles which may be of interest to members of this project—Eric Forman, Michael Kelso, Steven Hyde, and others—have been proposed for merging with List of That '70s Show characters. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. —A L T E R C A R I   14:50, 12 August 2018 (UTC)