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Proposal to consolidate African country WikiProject banners[edit]

Template:AfricaProject was recently modified, and now contains individual parameters for all countries in Africa (see usage notes). Since project-specific assessment for all African countries can now be accomplished through the template, a proposal has been made at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Africa to consolidate all individual African country WikiProject banners.

Comments or suggestions would be most welcome. Thank you, Black Falcon (Talk) 23:28, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme[edit]

As you may have heard, we at the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial Team recently made some changes to the assessment scale, including the addition of a new level. The new description is available at WP:ASSESS.

  • The new C-Class represents articles that are beyond the basic Start-Class, but which need additional references or cleanup to meet the standards for B-Class.
  • The criteria for B-Class have been tightened up with the addition of a rubric, and are now more in line with the stricter standards already used at some projects.
  • A-Class article reviews will now need more than one person, as described here.

Each WikiProject should already have a new C-Class category at Category:C-Class_articles. If your project elects not to use the new level, you can simply delete your WikiProject's C-Class category and clarify any amendments on your project's assessment/discussion pages. The bot is already finding and listing C-Class articles.

Please leave a message with us if you have any queries regarding the introduction of the revised scheme. This scheme should allow the team to start producing offline selections for your project and the wider community within the next year. Thanks for using the Wikipedia 1.0 scheme! For the 1.0 Editorial Team, §hepBot (Disable) 21:48, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Ghana[edit]

Wikipedia 0.7 is a collection of English Wikipedia articles due to be released on DVD, and available for free download, later this year. The Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team has made an automated selection of articles for Version 0.7.

We would like to ask you to review the articles selected from this project. These were chosen from the articles with this project's talk page tag, based on the rated importance and quality. If there are any specific articles that should be removed, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.7. You can also nominate additional articles for release, following the procedure at Wikipedia:Release Version Nominations.

A list of selected articles with cleanup tags, sorted by project, is available. The list is automatically updated each hour when it is loaded. Please try to fix any urgent problems in the selected articles. A team of copyeditors has agreed to help with copyediting requests, although you should try to fix simple issues on your own if possible.

We would also appreciate your help in identifying the version of each article that you think we should use, to help avoid vandalism or POV issues. These versions can be recorded at this project's subpage of User:SelectionBot/0.7. We are planning to release the selection for the holiday season, so we ask you to select the revisions before October 20. At that time, we will use an automatic process to identify which version of each article to release, if no version has been manually selected. Thanks! For the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial team, SelectionBot 22:27, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

African cinema task force[edit]

An African cinema task force has been proposed at WikiProject Films, which would include the cinema of Ghana. Interested editors are encouraged to sign up - if there is enough interest, then the task force will be created! Many thanks, Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 03:41, 13 October 2008 (UTC)


Help request: 190 Ghana-related articles needing geographical coordinates[edit]

Based on a search of Wikipedia's articles related to Ghana, I've found some articles that I believe are about places in Ghana, and could usefully have geographical coordinates added.

The articles in question are listed in Category:Ghana articles missing geocoordinate data. At the time of writing, some examples included:

  1. Akatsi District
  2. Akpafu-Todzi
  3. Berekum District
  4. Bolgatanga Municipal District
  5. Kintampo North District
  6. Kuntenase
  7. New Abirem

...and there are many more, as well. At the time of posting this notice, there were 190 articles in this category needing geographical coordinates.

Why add coordinates?[edit]

By adding coordinates, a Wikipedia reader can easily view the location on a street map, nautical chart, topographic map, by satellite photo, realtime weather map, and in many other ways. Coordinate data makes an article eventually appear in various services such as Google Maps' Wikipedia overlay, Google Earth, and Wikipedia's own internal map service. Coordinate data also helps readers looking for geographically-based data, such as locations near a reference point, or related information.

How can I do it?[edit]

The articles are all marked with {{coord missing}} tags, which need to be replaced with {{coord}} tags that contain the location's latitude/longitude coordinates; or you might be able to add coordinates to an existing infobox. You can find out how to do this at the Wikipedia:Geocoding how-to for WikiProject members.

Please let me know if this is useful, or if you have any questions! -- The Anome (talk) 22:28, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Coordinators' working group[edit]

Hi! I'd like to draw your attention to the new WikiProject coordinators' working group, an effort to bring both official and unofficial WikiProject coordinators together so that the projects can more easily develop consensus and collaborate. This group has been created after discussion regarding possible changes to the A-Class review system, and that may be one of the first things discussed by interested coordinators.

All designated project coordinators are invited to join this working group. If your project hasn't formally designated any editors as coordinators, but you are someone who regularly deals with coordination tasks in the project, please feel free to join as well. — Delievered by §hepBot (Disable) on behalf of the WikiProject coordinators' working group at 05:31, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Article alerts[edit]

This is a notice to let you know about Article alerts, a fully-automated subscription-based news delivery system designed to notify WikiProjects and Taskforces when articles are entering Articles for deletion, Requests for comment, Peer review and other workflows (full list). The reports are updated on a daily basis, and provide brief summaries of what happened, with relevant links to discussion or results when possible. A certain degree of customization is available; WikiProjects and Taskforces can choose which workflows to include, have individual reports generated for each workflow, have deletion discussion transcluded on the reports, and so on. An example of a customized report can be found here.

If you are already subscribed to Article Alerts, it is now easier to report bugs and request new features. We are also in the process of implementing a "news system", which would let projects know about ongoing discussions on a wikipedia-wide level, and other things of interest. The developers also note that some subscribing WikiProjects and Taskforces use the display=none parameter, but forget to give a link to their alert page. Your alert page should be located at "Wikipedia:PROJECT-OR-TASKFORCE-HOMEPAGE/Article alerts". Questions and feedback should be left at Wikipedia talk:Article alerts.

Message sent by User:Addbot to all active wiki projects per request, Comments on the message and bot are welcome here.

Thanks. — Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 09:12, 15 March, 2009 (UTC)

mormon temple in Accra[edit]

There is a Mormon temple in Accra. Should the article belong to this WikiProject? LDS-SPA1000 (talk) 18:14, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Proposal for a 200-WikiProject contest[edit]

A proposal has been posted for a contest between all 200 country WikiProjects. We're looking for judges, coordinators, ideas, and feedback.

The Transhumanist 00:39, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

This message is being sent to each WikiProject that participates in the WP 1.0 assessment system. On Saturday, January 23, 2010, the WP 1.0 bot will be upgraded. Your project does not need to take any action, but the appearance of your project's summary table will change. The upgrade will make many new, optional features available to all WikiProjects. Additional information is available at the WP 1.0 project homepage. — Carl (CBM · talk) 03:21, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced living people articles bot[edit]

User:DASHBot/Wikiprojects provides a list, updated daily, of unreferenced living people articles (BLPs) related to your project. There has been a lot of discussion recently about deleting these unreferenced articles, so it is important that these articles are referenced.

The unreferenced articles related to your project can be found at >>>Wikipedia:WikiProject Ghana/Unreferenced BLPs<<<

If you do not want this wikiproject to participate, please add your project name to this list.

Thank you.

Update: Wikipedia:WikiProject Ghana/Unreferenced BLPs has been created. This list, which is updated by User:DASHBot/Wikiprojects daily, will allow your wikiproject to quickly identify unreferenced living person articles.
There maybe no or few articles on this new Unreferenced BLPs page. To increase the overall number of articles in your project with another bot, you can sign up for User:Xenobot_Mk_V#Instructions.
If you have any questions or concerns, visit User talk:DASHBot/Wikiprojects. Okip 00:56, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

FAR notice for Gbe languages[edit]

I have nominated Gbe languages for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.-- Cirt (talk) 16:08, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Ghana articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

Version 0.8 is a collection of Wikipedia articles selected by the Wikipedia 1.0 team for offline release on USB key, DVD and mobile phone. Articles were selected based on their assessed importance and quality, then article versions (revisionIDs) were chosen for trustworthiness (freedom from vandalism) using an adaptation of the WikiTrust algorithm.

We would like to ask you to review the Ghana articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

We have greatly streamlined the process since the Version 0.7 release, so we aim to have the collection ready for distribution by the end of October, 2010. As a result, we are planning to distribute the collection much more widely, while continuing to work with groups such as One Laptop per Child and Wikipedia for Schools to extend the reach of Wikipedia worldwide. Please help us, with your WikiProject's feedback!

For the Wikipedia 1.0 editorial team, SelectionBot 23:05, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

I have created together with Smallman12q a toolserver tool that shows a weekly-updated list of cleanup categories for WikiProjects, that can be used as a replacement for WolterBot and this WikiProject is among those that are already included (because it is a member of Category:WolterBot cleanup listing subscriptions). See the tool's wiki page, this project's listing in one big table or by categories and the index of WikiProjects. Svick (talk) 20:41, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Help with identifying Ewe song?[edit]

I've asked a question at the Language reference desk asking to identify the words of a song which I believe may be in Ewe. Can anyone watching this page stop by to try and confirm whether this could be the case? --dragfyre_ʞןɐʇc 15:50, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Roads and highways[edit]

I'm confused. We seem to have a recent bunch of articles, and I'm confused. They're all one-sentence stubs, and so if the topics can be cleared up a bit, then we could merge them all together into useful articles. As it is, the navbox at the bottom of the article is longer than each article.

I've tagged those three to be merged together, but then I found this article, Ghana Highways Authority. Should that be merged into the Ministry article as well? My second question is about Ministry of Transport (Ghana). After reading that, I'm left with the impression that the Ministry of Roads and Highways was renamed or otherwise converted into the Ministry of Transport. If that's the case, we have several single sentence articles that can and should be merged into the MoT article. Please help. Imzadi 1979  04:49, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Category discussion:Alumni by secondary school in Ghana[edit]

Category:Alumni by secondary school in Ghana and its various sub-categories have been nominated for renaming to a consistent form. The discussion is here. Timrollpickering (talk) 01:56, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Destructive member of this group[edit]

I've just reverted a bunch of edits by User:MarkMysoe, who appears to be trying to ethnically and religiously purify the portrayal of Ghana here on WP. That meant reverting the main Ghana article to its version of Nov. 28, doubtlessly erasing many good edits as well. Then there was redirecting the traditional religion article—admittedly badly written—into 'Christianity in Ghana', when the merge tag suggested merging into the Akan article. Typical claims are that the Ewe aren't really Ghanaians but Togolese; various northern peoples are really Burkinabe; everybody's Christian and there is no crime apart from what immigrants "sneak" into the country. The sources I've checked have all been falsified, such as using a Brazilian census and a book which does not even contain the name "Ghana" to remove mention of the Ewe in the demographics section, or "correcting" a quotation be removing the Ewe when the source specifically mentions them, etc. It's all rather appalling. — kwami (talk) 05:50, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Splitting Prostitution in Ghana from Prostitution in Africa what do you think?[edit]

I think that Prostitution in Ghana should have its own article. I believe that there is now enough third person information to justify a solo article see sources below what does anyone else think I believe enough information can e gathered expand on the sources provided.

[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] Dwanyewest (talk) 06:14, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Akan[edit]

In 2009 I created several surname pages (for example, Quaye, Owusu, Ayew, Boakye) which, in the conventional manner, list people with that surname who have articles in Wikipedia, linking to their pages. Whenever I create such pages, I include brief information about each person, taken from their Wikipedia article.

I am puzzled by recent changes to these pages (and other surname pages) which have added the word "Akan" to almost every line in the page. I welcome the addition to the preamble to state that the name is an Akan name, but to change each person's entry to include the word Akan seems excessive, especially since this now makes the entry different from the description of the person on the page it links to.

I am hoping that posting a message here will help to resolve this strange development, and that people with a knowledge of nationality, ethnicity and sensitivities in Ghana will be able to advise me whether there is consensus for these changes. My own proposal would be for the introductory section on the page to outline the surname's Akan origins, but for the summary information about each individual to be kept completely consistent with the information on the page it links to. I also think that, particularly for biographies of living people, any statement on Wikipedia about a person's ethnicity (eg "Akan") should cite a reliable reference.

Best regards, Hebrides (talk) 08:18, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

What can I say? He's a bigot, and possibly an idiot, as demonstrated by his insistence that the Akan are the only real Ghanaians. — kwami (talk) 10:26, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
The perpetrator has been blocked on the English Wikipedia now.--Natsubee (talk) 01:37, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Irreligion in Ghana[edit]

Irreligion in Ghana could do with assistance anyone willing to help I would appreciate it.Dwanyewest (talk) 04:49, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Akan slowly taking over part of Ghana in our articles[edit]

A part of Ghana is slowly disappearing from articles and being renamed Akanland. See the edits by MarkMysoe (talk · contribs) and the discussion at WP:BLPN#Nana Akufo-Addo. Dougweller (talk) 17:42, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

List of Akans has been deleted[edit]

An article on my watchlist, List of Akans just got summarily deleted without due process, apparently as a punitive measure against the main contributor who was banned - and without prejudice to any argument that List of Akans might actually be an encyclopedic topic. I gather that the user was banned for promoting some kind of "Akan-only" identity for Ghanaians in general, or something like that, I don't know for sure. But because of this punitive measure, there is now no List of Akans, who are certainly a prominent group in their own right, and it may be risky to recreate such a list. I would suggest someone who knows more about this, following this up at WP:DRV. Til Eulenspiegel /talk/ 16:25, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I'm still cleaning up the mess that he left, sometimes reverting almost a year of article history. In some cases it may be worth going through and rescuing legitimate edits, but I'm not going to spend the time on it. As far as I can remember, the list was mostly Mark's creation, and therefore suspect in its entirety. And yes, Mark went on a racist rampage across hundreds of Ghanaian articles, insisting for example that the Ewe etc. are illegal aliens responsible for all of Ghana's problems and that the country needs to be ethnically purified. — kwami (talk) 21:01, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
I'm being somewhat cavalier in deleting articles that MarkMysoe created, since I have absolutely no reason to assume good faith at all. That doesn't mean you can't recreate the list if you feel it's a valid topic. —Xezbeth (talk) 21:06, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Ghana[edit]

There is a discussion going on at Talk:Ghana about the Ghanaian governments attempts to edit Wikipedia articles. Any extra input would be much appreciated. Green Giant (talk) 22:00, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Green Giant, what do you suggest been done? Thanks. →Enock4seth (talk)

Deletion discussion[edit]

Hi! There's a discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/CK Morgan which may affect this project. I'm sorry you weren't notified sooner. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 12:23, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification. →Enock4seth (talk) 12:26, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in Africa may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 02:09, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Ghana presentation at WikiIndaba 2014 is now online[edit]

The WikiIndaba 2014 sessions are now online at YouTube. This includes a presentation, Challenges and Successes in Africa - Botswana. A group in its beginning stages. -- Djembayz (talk) 16:10, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Should Anita De Sosoo have an article?[edit]

Anita De Sosoo have an article I believe she is a high ranking government official and has gained international attention. [12] She has also appeared on Adomon FM. She is after all The National Women’s Organiser of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) . Still can't believe the headline Fall of the cedi is due to juju, dwarfsDwanyewest (talk) 14:34, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses[edit]

Pleas add information about this country to this articles--Kaiyr (talk) 13:02, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Yennenga[edit]

The article on Yennenga needs a picture, and I have found some photographs of various statues of her. However, I have been unable to locate copyright information about them. If anyone can locate a picture and upload it under a free or fair use license it would greatly improve the article. I'm trying to improve visibility for women of color on the Wiki and images would really help. Thank you. (cross-posted from WikiProject Burkina Faso) Asarelah (talk) 14:18, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Takoradi Harbour[edit]

I'm no expert here, so I was hoping someone could let me know: Do these images look like they are from Takoradi Harbour? They are certainly form a harbour, and one photo mentions railway jetties. Did/does the Habour at Accra connect to the port like this? I'm assuming the big crane is for moving railways containers onto boats, etc. Thanks - TheMightyQuill (talk) 09:35, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/D-black da ghana bwouy[edit]

Dear Ghana experts: This old AfC submission will soon be deleted as a stale draft. It has quite a few references and claims of awards. I am not familiar with the music scene or awards in Ghana, so I am posting here to see if this is a notable musician, and if the page should be kept and improved. —Anne Delong (talk) 17:31, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi Anne Delong sorry for the late reply. This is a notable musician. Will pass by and make the necessary corrections; to the title and article's content. Best. →Enock4seth (talk) 20:55, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

WikiProject X icon.svg

Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Note: To receive additional notifications about WikiProject X on this talk page, please add this page to Wikipedia:WikiProject X/Newsletter. Otherwise, this will be the last notification sent about WikiProject X.

Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Nana Kwaku Bonsam[edit]

Nana kwaku Bonsam could do with some additional help. Dwanyewest (talk) 14:34, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Dwanyewest Sure. →Enock4seth (talk) 20:44, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Akyek3[edit]

Is that the standard Wikipedia way to write this Ghanaian foodstuff name? See Talk:Akyek3. Thanks. PamD 18:56, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

This is a ridiculous way to spell a word on Wikipedia. How do we pronounce it then? —M@sssly 13:30, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
Masssly the article was created by a new user an will need our help. The user was trying to use ɛ but didn't know how to go about it hence the 3. Best. →Enock4seth (talk) 21:00, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Pageview stats[edit]

After a recent request, I added WikiProject Ghana to the list of projects to compile monthly pageview stats for. The data is the same used by http://stats.grok.se/en/ but the program is different, and includes the aggregate views from all redirects to each page. The stats are at Wikipedia:WikiProject Ghana/Popular pages.

The page will be updated monthly with new data. The edits aren't marked as bot edits, so they will show up in watchlists. You can view more results, request a new project be added to the list, or request a configuration change for this project using the Tool Labs tool. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know. Thanks! Mr.Z-man 02:56, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. —M@sssly 13:57, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Candidate for pilot testing, round one[edit]

Hello, WikiProject Ghana!

On the recommendation of Masssly, I am happy to announce that this WikiProject has been selected for the first round of WikiProject X pilot testing! Pilot testing candidates were selected on the basis for potential success of the WikiProject.

The goal of WikiProject X is to improve the WikiProject experience through research, design, and experimentation. On that basis, we've prepared a new WikiProject design template based around modules. These modules include features you are already familiar with, such as article alerts, but also new features such as automated work lists, a feed of discussions taking place on the 3,474 talk pages tagged by WikiProject Ghana, and a new member profile system with opt-in notifications. The new design is available for your review at Wikipedia:WikiProject Ghana/New. Please let me know what you think. (Note that some of the modules depend on output from other bots, meaning there will be some visual inconsistencies for now. I hope to resolve this in the long term.)

The next steps:

  1. If you are all satisfied with the design, I will implement it on the WikiProject page. Unless there are major points of contention, I hope to get this done by Friday, July 10.
  2. Using information from Wikipedia:WikiProject Directory/Description/WikiProject Ghana, I will work on recruiting new members for the WikiProject. I will also reach out to your current listed members.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Cheers, Harej (talk) 18:15, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

It looks good and I'm glad at progress on this project. —M@sssly 14:38, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, Masssly. If no one else objects, I will proceed to make the change in the next 24 hours. Harej (talk) 02:05, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
Didn't see this early. Nice work Harej. →Enock4seth (talk) 19:27, 11 July 2015 (UTC)