Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Tanzania
|This is the talk page for discussing WikiProject Tanzania and anything related to its purposes and tasks.
|This WikiProject's subject is featured in the Outline of Tanzania, which is incomplete and needs further development. That page, along with the other outlines on Wikipedia, comprise Wikipedia's Outline of knowledge, which also serves as the table of contents or site map of Wikipedia.|
|WikiProject Africa / Tanzania||(Rated Project-class)|
- 1 User template
- 2 Comments on articles?
- 3 Draft Guidelines for Lists of companies by country - Feedback Requested
- 4 Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme
- 5 Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Tanzania
- 6 African cinema task force
- 7 Coordinators' working group
- 8 Article alerts
- 9 Proposal for a 200-WikiProject contest
- 10 Category:Julius Nyerere
- 11 WP 1.0 bot announcement
- 12 Unreferenced living people articles bot
- 13 Xenobot Mk V to tag articles in project scope and/or auto-assess unassessed articles
- 14 Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons
- 15 Timeline of Tanzanian history peer review
- 16 Tanzania articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release
- 17 WikiProject cleanup listing
- 18 Ujamaa
- 19 WikiWomen's History Month
- 20 Steven Kanumba
- 21 Makuyuni
- 22 Looking for help
- 23 Lake Victoria ships
- 24 District and ward moves
- 25 Wiki Loves Pride 2014
- 26 Tanzania presentation at WikiIndaba 2014 is now online
- 27 Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses
- 28 Zanzibar Government of National Unity templates
- 29 Comment on the WikiProject X proposal
- 30 WikiProject X is live!
- 31 Reviewing Articles
- 32 Contests
- 33 Please write Suma River and Momba District
I've created the template
Comments on articles?
Hello, I've made substantial changes to Tanzania and History of Tanzania, and likewise Zanzibar, hiving material off for History of Zanzibar, and would appreciate any constructive comments. BrainyBabe (talk) 08:01, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
Draft Guidelines for Lists of companies by country - Feedback Requested
Within WikiProject Companies I am trying to establish guidelines for all Lists of companies by country, the implementation of which would hopefully ensure a minimum quality standard and level of consistency across all of these related but currently disparate articles. The ultimate goal is the improvement of these articles to Featured List status. As a WikiProject that currently has one of these lists within your scope, I would really appreciate your feedback! You can find the draft guidelines here. Thanks for your help as we look to build consensus and improve Wikipedia! - Richc80 (talk) 14:35, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme
- 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) 21:24, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Tanzania
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 23:23, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
African cinema task force
An African cinema task force has been proposed at WikiProject Films, which would include the cinema of Tanzania. Interested editors are encouraged to sign up - if there is enough interest, then the task force will be created! Many thanks, Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 04:04, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Coordinators' working group
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 06:42, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
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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.
Proposal for a 200-WikiProject contest
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)
Category:Julius Nyerere has been nominated for deletion.
Contributions from members of this project would be welcome in the discussion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2010 January 9#Category:Julius_Nyerere. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 11:25, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
WP 1.0 bot announcement
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) 04:00, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Unreferenced living people articles bot
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 Tanzania/Unreferenced BLPs<<<
If you do not want this wikiproject to participate, please add your project name to this list.
- Update: Wikipedia:WikiProject Tanzania/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 23:24, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
Xenobot Mk V to tag articles in project scope and/or auto-assess unassessed articles
A request has been made to tag & auto-assess articles in the scope of this project based on categories and/or auto-assess the project's unassessed articles.
Feel free to raise any questions or concerns regarding this process. The task will commence after 72 hours if there are no objections.
- Nice job beloved! Good to see other editors are concerned about these articles too! thanks for making my day.Okip 23:24, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons
The WikiProject Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons (UBLPs) aims to reduce the number of unreferenced biographical articles to under 30,000 by June 1, primarily by enabling WikiProjects to easily identify UBLP articles in their project's scope. There were over 52,000 unreferenced BLPs in January 2010 and this has been reduced to 32,665 as of May 16. A bot is now running daily to compile a list of all articles that are in both Category:All unreferenced BLPs and have been tagged by a WikiProject. Note that the bot does NOT place unreferenced tags or assign articles to projects - this has been done by others previously - it just compiles a list.
Your Project's list can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Tanzania/Unreferenced BLPs. As of May 17 you have approximately 14 articles to be referenced. The list of all other WikiProject UBLPs can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons/WikiProjects.
Your assistance in reviewing and referencing these articles is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please don't hestitate to ask either at WT:URBLP or at my talk page. Thanks, The-Pope (talk) 16:51, 17 May 2010 (UTC)
Timeline of Tanzanian history peer review
I've nominated Timeline of Tanzanian history for a peer review (Wikipedia:Peer review/Timeline of Tanzanian history/archive1), so if anyone has any comments or suggestions, they would be much appreciated.--BelovedFreak 14:57, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
Tanzania articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release
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 Tanzania 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 23:41, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
WikiProject cleanup listing
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) 20:43, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
I do not know much about the subject, but I can see that the Ujamaa article as it stands is far too critical of Ujamaa. Could someone with more knowledge about the subject take a look at the article? Jon Harald Søby (talk) 18:23, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
WikiWomen's History Month
Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Tanzania will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Tanzania's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 22:19, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
After working on the Himo, Tanzania article (which still needs work), I am a little confused by the ward in which it is located. According to the Makuyuni page it is in Arusha Region while all the sources seem to suggest Himo is in Kilimanjaro Region. Could someone clear this up? Hack (talk) 04:20, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
Looking for help
Hi! The WikiAfrica and Share Your Knowledge teams are glad to announce that many "African" pictures are being published on Commons, either donated by international institutions or by single photographers. You can help: please see the list of categories here, then you can either add relevant categories to the pictures or place them in relevant articles in your favourite Wikipedia. Contents are mainly about, but not limited to, Senegal, Ethiopia, Mali, Tanzania. Thanks a lot! --Elitre (talk) 13:48, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
- Hi, I updated the list, there are many new images waiting for Wikipedia articles to host them. Who's willing to help? --Elitre (talk) 13:53, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
Lake Victoria ships
In 2011 I created or greatly expanded articles about various Lake Victoria ferries. Most were built and launched at Kisumu in Kenya but after independence some were re-registered in Tanzania, including the former Royal Mail Ship MV Victoria and the train ferry MV Umoja.
Various historic and recent photographs of past and present Lake Victoria ships are published online, but Wikimedia Commons has none. If there is any Wikipedian who has photographs of Lake Victoria shipping that they will donate, or if there is a Wikipedian able to visit Lake Victoria and photograph its ships, that would improve the quality of Wikipedia's articles about the lake's shipping history.
District and ward moves
AfricaTanz moved quite a few articles on wards and districts of Tanzania to new titles that to me seem needlessly complicated. I don't think any of the old titles were in need of disambiguation either. Thus I'll revert his moves. Huon (talk) 21:17, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
- You should stop until this is discussed, lest you be categorized as being disruptive. AfricaTanz (talk) 21:34, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
- Then how about discussing it? Why are the parentheticals needed for, say, Same district (Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania)? The one source that actually mentions the district calls it Same District, thus so should we. There are no other Same Districts which might require disambiguation. The same goes for the vast majority of the other pages you moved. Huon (talk) 22:02, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
- I agree with Alifazal, and regarding the criteria I'd say "naturalness" and "conciseness" support our point of view. People will not naturally look for or link to "Same district (Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania)", and it's certainly not concise. Why would "Uru Kusini" be useless for readers looking for that ward? I doubt they'd ignore the article if the title doesn't explicitly say that it's about a ward in a specific district. In short, article titles should not be mini-articles themselves. Besides, "Uru Kusini" is what that article's source uses. If there are some titles that need disambiguation, so be it, but that's no reason to also disambiguate those that don't need it. Huon (talk) 22:44, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
- I suggest that both of you read the policy about article titles more closely because neither of you are addressing the overriding issue. Not everyone goes looking for an article they already know something about. "Uru Kusini", for example, is completely uninformative to anyone who (1) knows nothing about Tanzania and (2) does not speak Kiswahili. Just like "Same" would be or any of the other countless ward and district titles. AfricaTanz (talk) 23:22, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
- I don't follow AfricaTanz' logic. If you refer to the fact that Uru Kusini could be translated as Uru South, that should be resolved via a redirect. But do you really expect someone would think "If only Wikipedia had an article on the Same District in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania; they have a Same District article, but surely that's about something else"? That sounds absurdly unlikely. For a precedent see Category:Departments of France - the department articles are at their concise French names like Haute-Savoie, not at, say, Upper Savoy department (Rhône-Alpes region of France). Huon (talk) 23:43, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
- How articles relating to France are titled is irrelevant. Wikipedia does not use precedent to decide how things are done. What ARE relevant is the policy about article names and helping our readers. Why you object to having a few more words in a title to help them is beyond my comprehension. AfricaTanz (talk) 00:09, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
Obviously, this discussion is over because Ali Fazal has decreed it to be over by his numerous (16 at last count) disruptive page moves while this discussion is ongoing. Those moves are being noted and may be reported to ANI for action. AfricaTanz (talk) 00:17, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
- You have NO right in declaring this discussion to be over. Please talk for yourself and not others. May I also suggest you read this policy: Wikipedia:Ownership of articles; and I quote, "No one, no matter how skilled, or of how high standing in the community, has the right to act as though he or she is the owner of a particular article". Weren't your page moves disruptive? Ali Fazal (talk) 00:23, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
- You have de facto declared the discussion to be over by ignoring it and unilaterally making numerous page moves while we were attempting to gain consensus about how these articles should be named. As I already stated very clearly, when I moved the pages, there was no existing discussion, I moved the pages as bold edits, and not one editor objected. Your actions are completely different from mine. You are being highly disruptive in violation of Wikipedia policy. You can defend yourself in the appropriate venue at the appropriate time. You will be notified when to do that. You can avoid possible sanctions by undoing the page moves so that a legitimate discussion here can be resumed. The choice is yours. AfricaTanz (talk) 00:30, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
- Comment: It seems obvious that these Tanzanian districts should be treated no different than French communes and districts. No disambiguation clarifications in parentheses are ever needed in the titles, unless there are name collisions with some other entities elsewhere, be it a proper name for a district or a movie title or what have you. -- Mareklug talk 00:53, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
- And another requested move discussion at Talk:Rau ward, Tanzania. Huon (talk) 01:33, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
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Tanzania presentation at WikiIndaba 2014 is now online
Zanzibar Government of National Unity templates
Hi WikiProject Tanzania. I notice that Revolutionary Council (Zanzibar) transcludes Template:Zanzibar Government of National Unity 2010
- Question 1: Should it transclude Template:Zanzibar Government of National Unity 2012 instead?
- Question 2: Are either of the templates likely to be used in any other article? If not, I'll propose that the correct template be subst'ed into the article, and the templates be deleted (if the table is only ever going to be used in one article, there's no need for it to be a template).
- Those templates are unlikely to be used anywhere else, and I see no use in having several of them. Subst'ing the 2012 version into the article would require a source for the change in the cabinet, though. Huon (talk) 12:35, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Comment on the WikiProject X proposal
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) 22:48, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
WikiProject X is live!
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I have been working on expanding some articles recently and was wondering if someone will help me rate them. Most of them were stub class, however I am still not an expert at rating between A,B and C classes.
- Tanzanian Armed Forces Uniform
- Coffee production in Tanzania
- National Social Security Fund (Tanzania)
- Mtwara Development Corridor
- Port of Dar es Salaam
- Tanzania National Parks Authority
- Tanzania Ports Authority
- Tourism in Tanzania
- List of World Heritage Sites in Tanzania
- Bagamoyo Port
User:Dr. Blofeld has created Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Contests. The idea is to run a series of contests/editathons focusing on each region of Africa. He has spoken to Wikimedia about it and $1000-1500 is possible for prize money. Would anybody here be interested in contributing to one or assisting draw up core article/missing article lists? He says he's thinking of North Africa for an inaugural one in October. If interested please sign up in the participants section of the Contest page, thanks.♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:03, 20 July 2016 (UTC)