Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Novels/Shannara task force

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Now that this project is a task force of the Novels WikiProject, I've developed a userbox for the task force, in line with the other task forces on the WikiProject:

Musee-de-lArmee-IMG 1091.jpgThis user is a member of the
Shannara task force
of the Novels WikiProject.

The code for it is quite long, but it is also consistent with the other task forces:

{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Outreach/User Shannara task force}}

Feel free to use, modify or delete the userbox however you wish. Feel free to also add it to the task force page. Cheers. Liveste (talkedits) 05:38, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Cheers! Wassupwestcoast (talk) 05:44, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Allanon[edit] with the references???? I can't get ref name=... to work... Thanks. the_ed17 19:05, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

I'll help. Cheers! Wassupwestcoast (talk) 19:18, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Done. Cheers! Wassupwestcoast (talk) 19:47, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Thank you...I now feel like I should have been able to do that myself. =D the_ed17 15:25, 10 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) 20:49, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Shannara[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 23:01, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Peer review of The Sword of Shannara[edit]

A peer review for The Sword of Shannara is open; it can be found here. Please leave comments or questions! Cheers, -talk- the_ed17 -contribs- 04:03, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Minor Locations in Shannara[edit]

Hello, I would like to propose a reorganization of the page 'Minor Locations in Shannara.

1. Since many locations span multiple books ie Culhaven, Tyrsis etc. I think it should be organised wholly alphabetically rather than by book.

2. I also think the title 'minor locations in Shannara is a bit misleading as many locations are not at all minor. Therefore I propose that it be moved to 'list of locations in Shanarra' or 'locations in Shannara' or something similar. I noticed that currently a lot of the locations are spread out over a number or articles. I don't propose we merge all of them but that we have a general article to cover all of them and then link to the others if people want more detail.

I would like to know what people here think of my proposal, The Flying Spaghetti Monster! 19:26, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Feel free to do with it what you want. :) They sound like good ideas, so carry them out! If you need any help, feel free to ask. =) Cheers! —Ed 17 for President Vote for Ed 19:51, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Ok, I was bold and did it XD! It's not quite finished yet but I'm nearly done. I will add references tomorrow and other locations as well. Just going to check back on simple for a bit. -The Flying Spaghetti Monster! 20:52, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! Good job so far. :) —Ed 17 for President Vote for Ed 01:46, 31 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.

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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) 03:54, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Request for comment on Biographies of living people[edit]

Hello Wikiproject! Currently there is a discussion which will decide whether wikipedia will delete 49,000 articles about a living person without references, here:

Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies of living people

Since biographies of living people covers so many topics, nearly all wikiproject topics will be effected.

The two opposing positions which have the most support is:

  1. supports the deletion of unreferenced articles about a living person, User:Jehochman
  2. opposes the deletion of unreferenced articles about a living person, except in limited circumstances, User:Collect

Comments are welcome. Keep in mind that by default, editor's comments are hidden. Simply press edit next to the section to add your comment.

Please keep in mind that at this point, it seems that editors support deleting unreferenced article if they are not sourced, so your project may want to pursue the projects below.

Tools to help your project with unreferenced Biographies of living people[edit]

List of cleanup articles for your project

If you don't already have this and are interested in creating a list of articles which need cleanup for your wikiproject see: Cleanup listings A list of examples is here

Moving unreferenced blp articles to a special "incubation pages"

If you are interested in moving unreferenced blp articles to a special "incubation page", contact me, User talk:Ikip

Watchlisting all unreferenced articles

If you are interested in watchlisting all of the unreferenced articles once you install Cleanup_listings, contact me, User talk:Ikip

Ikip 02:14, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Shannara 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 Shannara 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 23:36, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Kinson Ravenlock[edit]

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The article Kinson Ravenlock has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

A search for reference failed to find published (gBooks) independent references for this fictional character, fails WP:N and WP:V

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Jeepday (talk) 13:47, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

New Editor[edit]

Hey guys, new on Wikipedia, looking for some guidance on what to work on so I can figure out how to do things on my own initiative. Any place I am needed? :) --Shadowy Sorcerer (talk) 05:47, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Hello there, this task force is completely inactive but you're free to jump in anywhere! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 07:04, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
Awws. Well I'll start playing with the Allanon page then at least. --Shadowy Sorcerer (talk) 08:35, 13 December 2011 (UTC)