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Leaflet For Missing Encyclopedic Articles At Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various Wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within Wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film

• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.

• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.

• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____

• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost

For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:
Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 09:51, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Citizendium porting[edit]

See User_talk:Rich_Farmbrough#Mark_project_defunct.3F. Also the lists at Wikipedia:WikiProject Citizendium Porting and All the best: Rich Farmbrough05:37, 30 July 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)



All the best: Rich Farmbrough14:13, 5 October 2014 (UTC).

Are tables of contents/indexes copyrighted?[edit]

Can we digitize tables of contents / indexes from copyrighted encyclopedias and such? For example, if I have a list of topics from a mondern encyclopedia, can I share it with this project? (If anyone replies here, please WP:ECHO me - thanks). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:34, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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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)


Hi, I recently kick started this project. I think we could do the same with this one, but many of the missing articles we're targeting at Intertranswiki are beyond ones to be translated. I've started a stub focus every month with 10 articles to start for a given topic. We could also feature old encyclopedia ones from here to be started too to generate interest. If there is support, in fact, I can see a lot of reasons why merging the two wiki projects into one to provide better coordination with overall missing content might be a positive one, although I have expressed my feelings on the matter at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Intertranswiki#Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles. Although I do think it would be nice to have a highly organized directory of 50 million missing articles I think we have to be practical and look at what can really be achieved in the short term.There's not much point in creating vast banks of red links if nobody is really going to blue linked them in short term. Generally I think it's more productive to take small chunks of a topic and put 10 up on a board for people to tackle without the task seeming too big and putting people off it. So if I could also encourage members here to get involved with the transwiki project and we could select some of the older ones to be started regularly in with other transwiki stuff in one we might get more results. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:26, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Thoughts User:John Carter, User:Ser Amantio di Nicolao and User:ThaddeusB?♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:34, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

I think merging both projects is a good idea. Both have the same goal, Intertranswiki works in the specific region of creating articles from other Wikipedias.--Skr15081997 (talk) 02:41, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

The problem is I don't want people to be expected to have to plough through any big lists and regular contribute. I do think the Intertranswiki project supporting this one with content at times though would be a good thing.♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:35, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

This project has many lists of missing articles. An example is Wikipedia:Find a Grave famous people subproject. Many foreign languages WPs have articles that are missing from the English one. I understand that this project is much wider in scope but, just like you I also do realise that together these two projects can do a lot.--Skr15081997 (talk) 09:15, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
I can see the merits of merging the one project with the other; I'm sure the two will be working in complementary fashion on many occasions - merging them might make it easier to describe and create one broader set of goals. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 13:21, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
I think merging the two projects is a great idea Blofeld. Maybe one of the articles in this list will be the 5 millionth! Be bold and do it. :) Calaka (talk) 03:53, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Maybe a more pragmatic solution would simply be to include a number of the red links from the lists available here in the future focus assignments of Intertranswiki.--Ipigott (talk) 09:56, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Copyright Violation Detection - EranBot Project[edit]

A new copy-paste detection bot is now in general use on English Wikipedia. Come check it out at the EranBot reporting page. This bot utilizes the Turnitin software (ithenticate), unlike User:CorenSearchBot that relies on a web search API from Yahoo. It checks individual edits rather than just new articles. Please take 15 seconds to visit the EranBot reporting page and check a few of the flagged concerns. Comments welcome regarding potential improvements. These likely copyright violations can be searched by WikiProject categories. Use "control-f" to jump to your area of interest.--Lucas559 (talk) 22:29, 25 June 2015 (UTC)