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Request for help at Tok Pisin Wikipedia and Betawiki[edit]

Hi all. I am seeking some fairly urgent assistance for a project on the Tok Pisin wikipedia, which requires NATIVE speakers of the Tok Pisin language to help. I am translating the Mediawiki interface messages via Betawiki, and we desperately need a native speaker to assist, since I am only a Level 2 speaker (Dispela yusa i save hap hap long Tok Pisin). If you can help, please contact me on my user page and I will direct you to the site. Thanks. Thor Malmjursson (talk) 16:21, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Papua New Guinea[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 23:13, 15 September 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 06:14, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Article alerts[edit]

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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} 09:31, 15 March, 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)

Not both disambiguation and Papua New Guinea province[edit]

The Jimi article should not be both a disambiguation page and a Papua New Guinea province description at the same time. Someone should take the time to separate the two purposes. --DThomsen8 (talk) 18:20, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

I've fixed that page and tried to improve it a bit, but someone more familiar with it (i.e. a member of this project and not me!) needs to have a look at Jimi Valley to make sure I got it okay. (John User:Jwy talk) 19:08, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom[edit]

A vote to move Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom to Elizabeth II is being held at Talk:Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. —what a crazy random happenstance 02:56, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

AfD discussion of 2010 Papua New Guinea bus crash[edit]

There is a discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2010 Papua New Guinea bus crash regarding the notability of 2010 Papua New Guinea bus crash. The comments of members of this project would be welcome. - Eastmain (talk) 00:25, 17 January 2010 (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) 03:45, 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 Papua New Guinea/Unreferenced BLPs<<<

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

Thank you.

Update: Wikipedia:WikiProject Papua New Guinea/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 00:22, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Papua New Guinea 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 Papua New Guinea 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 23:26, 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) 20:28, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Port Moresby photo request[edit]

Hi! I have a Port Moresby photo request:

  • Air Niugini head office: Air Niugini House Port Moresby, National Capital District Jackson’s Airport

WhisperToMe (talk) 03:12, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Stubs for populated places[edit]

Regarding Aheri, Papua New Guinea I received the following:

So, what am I supposed to do now! add a project tag, add coordinates properly, add an infobox, search for references for the article and add, provide some information on the place. The reason India may be seen to be a bit of a mess is that editors have come in and created just such those articles as you have done (in quantity) and those of who wish to provide content for our readership are overloaded with useless stubs such as the above to contend with (Crusoe8181 (talk) 11:33, 23 July 2011 (UTC)).

I have to say I did only create a few of such stubs and mostly to prevent that people think their "Aheri" is the only one in the world and move it to the plain name [1].

I would like input from the PNG project whether they want no such stubs for places in PNG. Bogdan Nagachop (talk) 12:01, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

To better sort the items from Category:Populated places in Papua New Guinea, I created:

Bogdan Nagachop (talk) 12:41, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

WP:PNG is under the monitor of WP:AUS which means no they'll kick up a storm if you create small stubs..♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:19, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

  • Uncontrolled creation without responsibility is one of the encyclopaedia's biggest problems - in credibility terms, it's huge, especially if the sourcing isn't there to support it, and it creates a maintenance nightmare for small projects such as this one that don't have the resources to cope with the barrage. (I love how you seem to see it as a problem that a bigger neighbouring project has extended a helping hand to a project to help it out - is Wikipedia simply meant to be a playground for you and your friends to spread confetti around?) In essence I see it more as ultimately the fault of ranking systems such as WBE which become competitive and rank quantity over quality. If you're really bored, there *are* a bunch of articles needing creating - basically, all the redlinks contained within the "Towns and major villages" sections of the district articles I just fixed up (the districts of Central Province (Papua New Guinea)) as every one of them's been verified off local sources and we even have exact 2000 populations and lat/longs to 6dp. Orderinchaos 22:20, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
    • After seeing that post, I thought I'd help out. I made an invitation to the WikiProject now displayed at the PNG Portal. WhisperToMe (talk) 05:34, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Peter O'Neill[edit]

This article is being considered for the front page. see Wikipedia:In_the_news/Candidates#New_prime_minister_in_Papua_New_Guinea. John Vandenberg (chat) 00:04, 3 August 2011 (UTC)


I found:

WhisperToMe (talk) 05:45, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Chimbu or Simbu?[edit]

The article is at Chimbu Province, the category at Category:Simbu Province. I've just created Category:Populated places in Chimbu Province (to accommodate the stub for Mingende) but had to make it a child of the above. Could we standardise on one or the other for the article and categories? PamD 09:37, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Template:Infobox Papua New Guinea place noinated for deletion[edit]

Please note, {{Infobox Papua New Guinea place}} has been nominated for deletion. This notice is obviously late, as discussion has already been underway for eight days, so comments should be made sooner rather than later. The discussion may be found here. --AussieLegend () 00:35, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Oceania[edit]

FYI, there's a proposal for a coordinating project for Oceania (akin to WP:South America, WP:Asia), see Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Oceania -- (talk) 05:42, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Island sub-stubs[edit]

A batch of unreferenced stubs have been created with minimal, sometimes ungrammatical, content: eg this whose only text is "Bonvouloir Islands is an island of Papua New Guinea.". I'm cleaning some of them up as I stub-sort them, but I don't know if they're even notable (no indication whether they are inhabited), and they need redirects or dab page links from their name without "Island" (eg Bonvouloir - I've just created the dab page there), and they have no coordinates. It looks as if they may have been created with the aim of turning redlinks in {{Islands of Papua New Guinea}} into bluelinks, but they need a lot more work. Over to you. PamD 07:30, 27 September 2013 (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 Oceania 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) 20:29, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

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

Pleas add information about this country to this articles.--Kaiyr (talk) 14:38, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Eipomek[edit]

Dear Papua New Guinea experts: Is this old AfC submission about a notable topic? There is a small stub at Mek people. Is this the same group? Or, if it's a subgroup, should it have its own article or be added to the Mek people article? There are plenty of book references about the Eipomek, which I am willing to add. —Anne Delong (talk) 22:07, 26 September 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)

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) 16:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Category:Recipients of the Papua New Guinea Independence Medal has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Recipients of the Papua New Guinea Independence Medal, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for deletion. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 00:34, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Upcoming "420 collaboration"[edit]

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You are invited to participate in the upcoming

"420 collaboration",

which is being held from Saturday, April 15 to Sunday, April 30, and especially on April 20, 2017!

The purpose of the collaboration, which is being organized by WikiProject Cannabis, is to create and improve cannabis-related content at Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in a variety of fields, including: culture, health, hemp, history, medicine, politics, and religion.

WikiProject Papua New Guinea participants may be particularly interested in the following: Cannabis in Papua New Guinea.

For more information about this campaign, and to learn how you can help improve Wikipedia, please visit the "420 collaboration" page.

---Another Believer (Talk) 14:22, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

May 2017 on Women in Red[edit]

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Welcome to Women in Red's
May 2017 worldwide online editathons.
Participation is welcome in any language.

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(To subscribe: Women in Red/English language list and Women in Red/international list. Unsubscribe: Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Ipigott (talk) 11:00, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

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   07:51, 30 May 2018 (UTC)