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I've overhauled the project page and restarted the project--Phoenix-wiki (talk · contribs) 21:20, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Members section

It would be good form to restore the membership information somehow. John Carter 20:18, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Notice of List articles

Page(s) related to this project have been created and/or added to one of the Wikipedia:Contents subpages (not by me).

This note is to let you know, so that experts in the field can expand them and check them for accuracy, and so that they can be added to any watchlists/tasklists, and have any appropriate project banners added, etc. Thanks. --Quiddity 20:28, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Expert review: Richard's Controller

As part of the Notability wikiproject, I am trying to sort out whether Richard's Controller is notable enough for an own article. I would appreciate an expert opinion. For details, see the article's talk page. If you can spare some time, please add your comments there. Thanks! --B. Wolterding 14:11, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Possible new Wikiproject - Mills

I'm interested in creating/joining a Wikiproject on Mills (wind, water, animal power). Is there anyone else out there interested in this area of technology? Mjroots (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 11:16, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

My suggestion would be for you to create this as a short-lived task force within the Technology WikiProject. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 07:10, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
I knew I'd posted this somewhere! A task force would be acceptable, I've got a proposa up at the Wikiproject Council at the moment. Mjroots (talk) 12:45, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Possible new Wikiproject - Image Science

I'm very interested in creating a Wikiproject on Image Science. I find the quality of articles in this area to be lacking and I think I can get a group of folks together to work this. I am not sure whether it should go under the Technology or Science parent projects tho. Do any of you have any thoughts on this? Thanks. Tjamison (talk) 21:54, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

You might consider dual parentage with Technology and Wikipedia:WikiProject Visual arts. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 07:09, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Greenspun illustration project: requests now open

Dear Wikimedians,

This is a (belated) announcement that requests are now being taken for illustrations to be created for the Philip Greenspun illustration project (PGIP).

The aim of the project is to create and improve illustrations on Wikimedia projects. You can help by identifying which important articles or concepts are missing illustrations (diagrams) that could make them a lot easier to understand. Requests should be made on this page: Philip_Greenspun_illustration_project/Requests

If there's a topic area you know a lot about or are involved with as a Wikiproject, why not conduct a review to see which illustrations are missing and needed for that topic? Existing content can be checked by using Mayflower to search Wikimedia Commons, or use the Free Image Search Tool to quickly check for images of a given topic in other-language projects.

The community suggestions will be used to shape the final list, which will be finalised to 50 specific requests for Round 1, due to start in January. People will be able to make suggestions for the duration of the project, not just in the lead-up to Round 1.

thanks, pfctdayelise (talk) 13:18, 13 December 2007 (UTC) (Project coordinator)

Article for deletion: NAO (Aldebaran Robotics)

NAO (Aldebaran Robotics) at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Aldebaran Robotics (28 December 2007)

--User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 07:07, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

List of scientific journal abbreviations at AfD

List of scientific journal abbreviations has been nominated for deletion. (talk) 22:40, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Georgetown PowerPlant Museum

I recently visited the Georgetown PowerPlant Museum and took a lot of photos. I'm pretty happy with these aesthetically, but to be honest for the most part I don't know much about what I was looking at, and they could use far better descriptions than I can give them. If anyone knows their way around the museum or steam technology for power generation, then help would be welcome throughout Commons:Category:Georgetown PowerPlant Museum. If there is anything I can help with (e.g. identifying where in the building certain shots were taken), just ask on my talk page and I'll do my best to help out. - Jmabel | Talk 04:32, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Reminder of the Philip Greenspun Illustration project

Hi. You may be familiar with the Philip Greenspun Illustration Project. $20,000 has been donated to pay for the creation of high quality diagrams for Wikipedia and its sister projects.

Requests are currently being taken at m:Philip Greenspun illustration project/Requests and input from members of this project would be very welcome. If you can think of any diagrams (not photos or maps) that would be useful then I encourage you to suggest them at this page. If there is any free content material that would assist in drawing the diagram then it would be great if you could list that, too.

If there are any related (or unrelated) WikiProjects you think might have some suggestions then please pass this request over. Thanks. --Cherry blossom tree 16:56, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Forklift truck and Ariel work platform

Hi, I been working on the Forklift truck article and I noticed that it's not part of any WikiProject. The same is true for the Aerial work platform article. Shinerunner (talk) 12:13, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Project template

Do you guys have a project template? I'm making a page for frame interpolation and would like to include a standard link to this project. I could also use any input you might have on the page itself. - Peregrine Fisher (talk) 18:33, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, it's linked from the front page, try looking on the right bar.--Phoenix-wiki 22:51, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
Someone added one for me, which was cool. I didn't see the link on the front page. Do we have any tech infoboxes I can use? They're probably next to the templates that I'm missing. ;-) Peregrine Fisher (talk) 00:45, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

New template for talk pages, expecially the larger ones

{{Unanswered}} Some pages, such as this one have lots of post, and it requires some work to see what has been answered or acknowledged. therefore I have helped make the {{Unanswered}} template that can be put above a section allowing one to quickly glimpse what has been answered. If you were waiting for an answer but never got one as the post in somewhere in the middle tag it! please voice any queries or comments in the talk page ofTemplate:Unanswered (links, talk) and not here. Cheers --Squidonius (talk) 15:09, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Vital articles

Any editor with a broad knowledge of technology is invited to take a look at Wikipedia:Vital articles and offer suggestions on how to improve the list of 1000 vital Wikipedia articles, as well as on the process of choosing them. It suffers from a severe lack of attention and POV editing. — goethean 01:48, 12 May 2008 (UTC)


...... Dendodge .. TalkHelp 12:07, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of Edupunk

Please comment at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Edupunk --Enric Naval (talk) 16:57, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Rename proposal for the lists of basic topics

This project's subject has a page in the set of Lists of basic topics.

See the proposal at the Village pump to change the names of all those pages.

The Transhumanist 10:38, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme

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.
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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)

A discussion

An important discussion on " Should WikiProjects get prior approval of other WikiProjects (Descendant or Related or any ) to tag articles that overlaps their scope ? " is open here . We welcome you to participate and give your valuable opinions. -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - , member of WikiProject Council. 14:55, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

request for article review

Hi, I have written a draft of an article about Allsport GPS. I was wondering if someone here could help me get this article ready to be published on Wikipedia. I am worried about the article having a biased tone, since I am affiliated with the parent company. Any help in cleaning it up would be greatly appreciated. Wikipedia's Business FAQ suggested that I first get assistance from a WikiProject page before attempting to publish an article. My draft is currently residing here: Thank you! --Emma K (talk) 22:48, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Articles flagged for cleanup

Currently, 394 articles are assigned to this project, of which 179, or 45.4%, are flagged for cleanup of some sort. (Data as of 14 July 2008.) Are you interested in finding out more? I am offering to generate cleanup to-do lists on a project or work group level. See User:B. Wolterding/Cleanup listings for details. More than 150 projects and work groups have already subscribed, and adding a subscription for yours is easy - just place the following template on your project page:

{{User:WolterBot/Cleanup listing subscription|banner=WikiProject Technology}}

If you want to respond to this canned message, please do so at my user talk page; I'm not watching this page. --B. Wolterding (talk) 16:08, 4 August 2008 (UTC)


I work for an innovative mobile commerce company called PayMate. I think that wikipedia readers would benefit from havign some information about our company available. Please take a look at the article below. I have also posted several links to independent articles regarding PayMate and our newestet product GiftMate. Feel free to edit the article, but I would appreciate it if you could post some type of article about PayMate on the encyclopedia. The article is at User:Spontaneousgifting/PayMate --User:Spontaneousgifting

I have responded at User talk:Spontaneousgifting. -- John Broughton (♫♫) 14:10, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Oil shale extraction

I nominated the Oil shale extraction for FAC. Your comments and assistance are welcome. Beagel (talk) 20:33, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Asus contains apparent opinion / editorializing with suspicious cites

Asus contains a section Asus#Poor_RMA_support_in_the_UK.2C_and_similar_issues_in_the_USA with what looks to me like opinion / editorializing, and which is cited to various online forums and blogs which would seem to me to fail WP:RELIABLE. Could people who are familiar with this topic please review this and adjust anything that needs it? Thanks. -- (talk) 00:32, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Technology

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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.

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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 22:46, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

New article editing help

I created an article about a company that developed 3D image sensor technology. I would like help in editing the article to ensure a neutral point of view, as I am employed by them. Please help! Thanks.. Vedasan (talk) 18:07, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

A proposed article for Casero

I have created an article for an online PC backup and media sharing company called Casero. This solution has been deplyed by BT, Bell Canada, Cox and others. It can be found at

For full disclosure, I work for Casero. I'm committed to ensuring that this article respects the core principles of Wikipedia and would appreciate any assistance in editing the proposed article to ensure that it reflects a neutral point of view.

Although I'm somewhat biased, I feel that this is an article topic notable enough for inclusion at Wikipedia. Thanks. --Fsass (talk) 13:16, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

NASA Spinoff article.

I think you guys need to look at this article. It's all from a single source, bias, ill-researched, etc, etc. Duggy 1138 (talk) 03:35, 11 November 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 06:43, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Notification of massive merger of "articles" into list

Following a AfD on multiple related misc. non-notable articles, it had been decided that most of the articles nominated (possibly including those not nominated but also similar/in the same group template/category) should be merged to List of Sony Ericsson models, any experts in helping verify information moved over is correct/help with moving what is basically close to 30 articles worth of information into a list is welcome (would fall under tech, electronics, and telecommunication so I posted this here). Thank you. ηoian ‡orever ηew ‡rontiers 06:37, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Joseph-Armand Bombardier

Joseph-Armand Bombardier was requested to be speedily deleted, then proposed for deletion. I have removed the PROD request. (talk) 04:45, 3 April 2009 (UTC)


Would articles about alloys like brass or steel qualify to be articles in the project?--Stone (talk) 19:42, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Oil shale extraction

There is a plan to bring the Oil shale extraction article to FA status and renominate it for FAC. Any assistance, such as reviewing and editing, as also as any critical comment is appreciated. Beagel (talk) 10:56, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Proposed Mills task-force

Discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Historic_sites#Proposed_Mills_task_force please. Mjroots (talk) 10:14, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Raised at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Mills Mjroots (talk) 10:49, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

NASA GA Sweeps: On Hold

I have reviewed NASA for GA Sweeps to determine if it still qualifies as a Good Article. In reviewing the article I have found several issues, which I have detailed here. Since the article falls under the scope of this project, I figured you would be interested in contributing to further improve the article. Please comment there to help the article maintain its GA status. If you have any questions, let me know on my talk page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 22:13, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Most of the gruntwork is done now, and the article could use a fresh set of eyes to copy edit it, add more materiel, and offer suggestions and feedback. If you have a chance, I would appreciate it if you could take a look. Good Article Review Thanks!
V = I * R (talk) 23:57, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Synthetic fuel

There is a plan to improve the Synthetic fuel article to the GA level. In this process, there are still several issues, which should be resolves before renominating this article for GAN. As it needs a fresh look, members of the WikiProject Technology are invited to participate in the discussion and improvement of the article. Beagel (talk) 05:25, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology

IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology has been nominated for deletion. (talk) 04:30, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

If so, why is there no mention of it in the article or its talk page? I would oppose deletion, opting for improvements in the article instead.--DThomsen8 (talk) 23:52, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

GEET and Paul Pantone

I was recently made aware of this story about Paul Pantone and his invention known as Global Environmental Energy Technology (GEET). More accurately, his invention is a fuel introduction system that modifies a regular fossil fuel combustion motor to run on mostly water (uses a soda and fuel mixture). It also boasts that "fuel efficiency is increased substantially while dramatically reducing its toxic & greenhouse gas emissions by 90 % or more. Individuals have reported a 20% to 800% increase in fuel efficiency." While I'm not sure what to think of what happened to Panton, he was forcefully committed to a psychiatric ward by the state of Utah for over three years for not agreeing with his attorney. There are claims that he was crazy and claims that he was offered money for his invention and was wrongfully prosecuted after he refused to sell. I don't know what to believe at this point but there's enough coverage out there to make him notable.

I'd be the first to call foul here on the claims but you can find videos all over the internet of the system working. It essentially uses a plasma reaction and a regular motor but he was able to put the two together.

Does anyone know if anyone has attempted to make this page already? I was surprised that I was unable to find anything about the story on Wiki. Search for "Paul Pantone", "GEET", or " Plasma Reactor Motor" and you'll see what I mean. I'll create it unless someone else has something started. OlYellerTalktome 19:44, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

I've read more and it seems that there is no peer reviewed and independent studies that confirm that the GEET is in fact reducing emissions or increasing efficiency. In fact, I now believe that the whole theory is a hoax or a large misunderstanding by someone who didn't really understand what they were doing. Still, an article could be made. OlYellerTalktome 21:35, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Paper is a technology project?

The article on Paper and the articles on specific kinds of paper like Cotton paper mostly have the Wikipedia China project template on the talk page, which is correct, since almost everyone agrees that paper was invented in China, with maybe some dissent advocating Egypt. However, origin and history is one thing, but the technology is certainly another. I could not find a paper related article with any kind of technology project template. I am cautious about merely adding the technology template, but I am unsure what other template would be more specific. Any comments? If editors think that these articles should have the technology template, go ahead and add it to the talk pages. (WP:bb --DThomsen8 (talk) 23:56, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Should we start an Article on Video-in-magazines?

[As seen here, a new advertising gimmick.]----occono (talk) 23:28, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Popular pages

I have requested a list of popular pages for this project at [1]. --Ysangkok (talk) 15:48, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Portal:Google and WikiProject Technology

I, Wild mine, the user that opened the portal named Portal:Google, I want that this portal is managed by a group of people that belong to WikiProject Technology and the responsibility will be moved as well, so instead of WikiProject Google, the managing WikiProject of this portal will be WikiProject Technology. I hope you receive my message clearly. If not please leave me comments in my User Talk. Wild mine (talk) 18:00, 23 October 2009 (UTC).

Infobox industrial process

I created an infobox template for industrial process (Template:Infobox industrial process). You are welcome to develop/improve this infobox. As an example of usage, please see Shale oil extraction. Beagel (talk) 11:39, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Clutches and brakes working on electromagnetic principle

This is regarding the common content in the articles Electromagnetic clutch and Electromagnetic brake.

I propose that the articles Electromagnetic clutch and Electromagnetic brake should have general and concise info, and links to another article, which contains the theoretical treatment.

I tried to do this by creating this_revision, and moving the theoretical part (which is actually good and useful) to the article Friction-plate electromagnetic clutch. Similarly, this this_revision could be used for the Electromagnetic brake article.

However, the user User:Oguraclutch repeatedly adds the content back to these two pages, and does not heed warnings on the user's Talk page. Although Oguraclutch's contributions are good, the user is persistent on keeping only it's own contributions in these articles, evidently with the motive of promoting (presumably) its own website,, to which it has placed several links in both these articles.

Could someone please help? Maybe we need to lock these articles from being edited to prevent this vandalism?

The Discoverer (talk) 14:38, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Tagging scope?

Could I ask exactly what the scope of this project is with regard to article project banner tagging. I ask because the recently promoted featured articles Rolls-Royce Merlin and Rolls-Royce R were tagged with this project only today with no member of this project previously working on these articles to my knowledge. Does the project intend to tag the 970 other aero engine articles or the 12,000 plus aircraft articles and assist with their improvement? If so could editors please have the courtesy of acknowledging the project that primarily supports an article by placing the technology project banner below the maintaining project. We also lost the date range of the talk page archives in the process. It is possible that this was the good faith work of a single editor unconnected with your project. Fairly annoyed that the result of two years hard work by many editors is claimed instantly by another project in a couple of mouse clicks to be honest. Nimbus (Cumulus nimbus floats by) 23:57, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I tagged the articles because these engines are technology. Wikiprojects are for finding (good) articles just as much as they are for organizing collaboration. Why get annoyed? Wikipedia is for sharing knowledge, you are in the article history (so much for "hard work ... claimed"), you released your contributions under a free license, and the connection might just lead more people to read the article - especially people who like me weren't aware that Wikiproject Aviation deals with details of propulsion systems. Hekerui (talk) 14:26, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
Hello Hekerui. Not so many months ago, realising that the coverage of aero engines and other aircraft-related terms and technology left a bit to be desired, Nimbus set about creating the Engine Task Force as part of WikiProject Aircraft. Since then he has tirelessly and diligently added, improved, and maintained articles within its scope, and ultimately has been fundamental to bringing two B-class articles to FA status within the last two months; namely the Rolls-Royce Merlin and Rolls-Royce R. If you check through both edit histories for this period as well as the FAC reviews you'll appreciate just how much work he has put into both articles. I know for a fact he has put himself out to obtain sources and images to add to them, incurring some expense in the process, so you can understand why he has posted the above note having seen the tech project banner taking pride of place above the Aviation banner. I also have to say it does seem a bit like cherry picking to me – of all the numerous engine articles you tag the only two FAs! In the spirit of collaboration, if you want to tag and improve an engine article, have a look at the Tumansky R-29 that needs all the help it can get, or if you want innovative technology there's the Exoskeletal engine (ESE). Help in instances like these is always welcome. --Red Sunset 19:00, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
So the two articles on propulsion engines are not in the scope of the technology project because someone put lots of effort into them? "Taking pride"? Pride doesn't belong on Wikipedia and I gave a reasonable rationale. Check WP:OWN. Hekerui (talk) 19:32, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm not disagreeing with you that these two articles fall within the scope of the Tech Project, but with all due respect I do think you've missed the point we're trying to make here – we're all familiar with WP:OWN, and no-one is claiming sole rights to either article, it's more a matter of courtesy and recognition of effort by not replacing the Aviation banner as the founding Project at the top of the page. Following on my other point of why tag just two examples of an engine type – this doesn't make sense to me when the reciprocating engine article that encompasses the general engine design concept has not been tagged by the Tech Project. There are numerous others like Turbofan and Turbojet just to give two examples off the top of my head that would also be good candidates for your Project; and I still think the ESE would be perfect for you, so how about it? --Red Sunset 07:50, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Seeking reassessment

Hi, I'm from iPhone, and I noticed that (of four WikiProjects concerned) you rank it as C-class, while others say B-class. The template further says that the only criterion not met is adequate references. The article has close to 200 citations. Could someone reevaluate iPhone please? HereToHelp (talk to me) 03:56, 23 December 2009 (UTC)


A little cross-wiki-project posting here. I have opened a peer review for the Combustor article over a WP:Aviation. It's a reasonably technical topic, and I'm hoping to get comments from several different groups of editors so that I get a decent feel for how easy the article is to read/understand. Please take a look at the article and leave any comments you may have at the peer review page. Thanks! -SidewinderX (talk) 20:43, 12 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)

WikiProject Industrial design and Design portal

Hi guys! We just opened the Wikipedia:WikiProject Industrial design for business and would appreciate if you could put a link to it in your 'Parentage' section. Thanks in advance! --AlainR345Techno-Wiki-Geek 18:41, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Category:CNC, CAD, and CAM

FYI, Category:CNC, CAD, and CAM has been nominated for renaming. (talk) 06:19, 23 February 2010 (UTC)


FYI, several IEEE categories have been nominated for renaming, see Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2010 February 23. (talk) 06:30, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Popular pages

How do you get this feature on a WP? It's something I'd like to see over at WP:MILLS. Mjroots (talk) 12:08, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Missing technology topics

I've updated my list of missing technology topics - Skysmith (talk) 12:17, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

FAC nomination

Distributed element filter has been nominated as a Featured article candidate. You are welcome to leave comments on its nomination page. SpinningSpark 09:30, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Technology 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 Technology 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.

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For the Wikipedia 1.0 editorial team, SelectionBot 23:42, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

New article: Internet and Technology Law Desk Reference

New article, created, at Internet and Technology Law Desk Reference. Additional assistance in research would be appreciated, feel free to help out at the article's talk page. Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 12:49, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Article alerts

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I have subscribed this project to Wikipedia:Article alerts and added link Wikipedia:WikiProject Technology/Article alerts to section Wikipedia:WikiProject Technology#Article alerts. When the red link goes blue it should be working, I hope this is the right way to do this. -84user (talk) 16:50, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Punch cards

Punched card has been nominated for renaming, see Talk:punched card. (talk) 05:10, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

New article: Beyond the First Amendment

New article, created, at Beyond the First Amendment. Additional assistance in research would be appreciated, feel free to help out at the article's talk page. Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 21:59, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Early motorcycles synchronization

Please see discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Motorcycling#Early_motorcycles_synchronization.--Dbratland (talk) 02:50, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Leonardo's steam powered canon

I have started the article Architonnerre describing the steam powered cannon illustrated by Leonardo Da Vinci in the late 15th century. A look over by engineering eyes would be welcome. Lumos3 (talk) 22:19, 15 February 2011 (UTC).

Citation templates now support more identifiers

Recent changes were made to citations templates (such as {{citation}}, {{cite journal}}, {{cite web}}...). In addition to what was previously supported (bibcode, doi, jstor, isbn, ...), templates now support arXiv, ASIN, JFM, LCCN, MR, OL, OSTI, RFC, SSRN and Zbl. Before, you needed to place |id={{arxiv|0123.4567}} (or worse |url=, now you can simply use |arxiv=0123.4567, likewise for |id={{JSTOR|0123456789}} and |url=|jstor=0123456789.

The full list of supported identifiers is given here (with dummy values):

{{cite journal |author=John Smith |year=2000 |title=How to Put Things into Other Things |journal=Journal of Foobar |volume=1 |issue=2 |pages=3–4 |arxiv=0123456789 |asin=0123456789 |bibcode=0123456789 |doi=0123456789 |jfm=0123456789 |jstor=0123456789 |lccn=0123456789 |isbn=0123456789 |issn=0123456789 |mr=0123456789 |oclc=0123456789 |ol=0123456789 |osti=0123456789 |rfc=0123456789 |pmc=0123456789 |pmid=0123456789 |ssrn=0123456789 |zbl=0123456789 |id={{para|id|____}} }}

Obviously not all citations needs all parameters, but this streamlines the most popular ones and gives both better metadata and better appearances when printed. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 03:24, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Peer review on DNA nanotechnology articles

Hi all! I currently have peer reviews running for two articles I have worked on, DNA nanotechnology (review page) and Nucleic acid design (review page). I'd appreciate it if you could take a look and leave any feedback you could give. Thanks! Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 01:46, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Renaming discussion

Talk:List of Indian inventions and discoveries#Gordian Knot ballot box. Gun Powder Ma (talk) 13:43, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Can you help the newcomers with some easy tasks?


I am working with the Account Creation Improvement Project (my latest report is here). Now I need your help to find some easy things for newcomers to do.

To guide the new users into working on the articles, we have created a step-by-step process that starts right after the new user has provided a username and a password. Here is the first step. If you click on "technology", for instance, you go to a page where you are asked to state your skills. And based on your choice there, you go to a page that combines these two choices. Here is what it looks like if you choose copyediting.

Right now, that list of articles that needs copyediting in the field of technology, has been created manually by a rather small set of users. That is not a scalable solution. Especially considering that these articles could very well be edited by the time we have created all the lists.

That's why my question to you in WikiProject technology is if you could create four templates for each of the four skillsets: Copyediting, Research & Writing, Fact checking, and Organizing - and keep them updated? We could then transclude those templates in the account creation process.

This is probably one of the most efficient things you can do in this project. Yes, really! There are roughly 5-7000 new users - each day. Around 30% of them start to edit. So if only a sixth of them sees the technology templates, that's around 250 potential new editors in your field - each day. Possibly more. And they want and need something easy to do. Some of them will continue to edit if they think that the tasks are fun and they are welcomed into the project.

So, what do you say about those templates?

I will gladly answer any questions you may have about this question or the project. Best wishes//Hannibal (talk) 16:34, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Mfd Wikipedia:WikiProject Technology History

Please see Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Technology History. --Kleinzach 06:00, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Renewable energy portal at FPC

Portal:Renewable energy is currently a Featured portal candidate. Any contributions and/or feedback appreciated. --Elekhh (talk) 22:07, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Requested move: Implications/impact of nanotechnology

For those of you who have an interest in nanotechnology, there is a requested move discussion at Talk:Environmental implications of nanotechnology#Requested move as to the proper name of the Implications of nanotechnology series of articles. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 06:11, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Proposal to change a section title

There's a proposal to adjust one of the main section titles used in "Wikipedia's contents", which will also affect the order in which the section titles are presented. See Portal talk:Contents#Proposal for main section title adjustment. The Transhumanist 02:29, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

FAR Transhumanism

I have nominated Transhumanism 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 "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. The article is within the scope of this WikiProject. Itsmejudith (talk) 18:36, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

A Collection of Predictions for Technology 50 Years in the Future

Recently I have been studying the efforts to predict what technology will look like in 50 years. I have discovered that there is little information in this area that is not either very broad and nonspecific or specified to a degree that people are unable to get the general sense of what life would be like. As I am new to editing Wikipedia I am reluctant to create a specific page on Tecnology in 50 Years seeing as there are some articles on specifics like "Future Car Technologies" or "Technology Forecasting" I would appreciate feedback on whether the creation of such a page would be a good idea. Perhaps a page on multiple specific topics into the future of technology such as on this site, or perhaps even more specific with Wikipedia's use of links to explain more about topics within topics. This type of a page may be just what is needed to link the many technology pages that already exist together. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mira Wind (talkcontribs) 02:54, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Technology will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in technology'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) 00:53, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Outdated articles?

Comments on Wikipedia:Village_pump_(idea_lab)#Static_vs_dynamic_topics:_seriously_outdated_articles will be appreciated, so we can get a general perspective on this. Thanks. History2007 (talk) 05:07, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Hydraulic fracturing chemicals

Hydraulic fracturing article's fracturing fluids section includes several link to cellulose and guar derivatives, some of them are being red links. I wonder if members of this wikiproject could help with checking these links and maybe create relevant stubs or redirect to relevant existing articles. Also, the fracturing fluids section and chemicals section of that article needs assistance with cleaning up. Thank you. Beagel (talk) 19:07, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

C++ Programming Textbook

Hello all! I’m working with the Saylor foundation to create a series of original, crowd-sourced textbooks that will be openly licensed and freely available on the web and within Saylor’s free, self-paced courses at We are using Wikibooks as a platform to host this project and hope to garner the interest of existing members of the Wikibooks and Wikipedia community, as well as bring in new members! We thought that some of your members may be interested in contributing to our book's C++ Programming. Azinheira (talk) 18:47, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

List of hackspaces

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Hackerspace#List of hackspaces is WAY too long. -- Trevj (talk) 10:29, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Nuclear power by country

Category:Nuclear power by country has been nominated for deletion, merging, or renaming. You are encouraged to join the discussion on the Categories for discussion page. Beagel (talk) 07:44, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

New categories Economics of innovation, Sociology de l'innovation, Economists of innovation, Sociologists of innovation

New categories Economics of innovation, Sociology de l'innovation, Economists of innovation, Sociologists of innovation Euroflux (talk) 20:26, 23 October 2012 (UTC)


Wikipedia:HighBeam describes a limited opportunity for Wikipedia editors to have access to HighBeam Research.
Wavelength (talk) 16:08, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

I don't know where to put this suggestion, but it would be nice to have a section on repair of tritium or other permanent illumination and custom installation on watches or other items. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Carlos Perdue (talkcontribs) 20:15, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Nokia Lumia 822 at Articles for Improvement.

Dear members of the Technology WikiProject. This notification is sent from the Articles for Improvement team to let you know that the article Nokia Lumia 822, which has been tagged as part of the project, has been selected to receive a community improvement.

Users and members of the project that are willing to help, may do so in the article's entry on the Articles for Improvement page.

Regards. — ΛΧΣ21 05:29, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

Microhip and IC Category merge proposal at Commons

Hi there,

Apologies if this is slightly offtopic at Wikipedia, but I'd be grateful if some of you could contribute your thoughts to the proposed merge of the "Microchips" and "Integrated circuits" categories on the discussion at Wikimedia Commons]. Thank you. Ubcule (talk) 15:02, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

History of Technology article

Currently the History of technology article is rated start-class, but it seems like that rating is a bit ungenerous. Would someone please re-review the article? -- YPNYPN 17:37, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Injection molding reassessment

I've just made a lot of important changes to Injection molding. I've added references, addressed maintenance templates and then removed them, and made the whole citation style of the article uniform across the board. It's a high-quality article, though I say that in light of my own changes, and I think it deserves reassessment in quality. I don't think it would take long to push it to potentially qualify for Featured article status. --Kierkkadon talk/contribs 17:29, 23 January 2013 (UTC)


Can you techheads take a look at the RedTacton article? Interesting stuff but I am not sure whether it is notable enough. Cheers. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 00:05, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Injection molding good article nomination

I've nominated Injection molding for Good Article review. I'd love it if somebody would do what they could to get it reviewed. Thanks! --Kierkkadon talk/contribs 17:31, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Technology glossaries

Looking at Category:Glossaries it looks like we could do with a Category:Glossaries of technology. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 20:13, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Integrated circuit inventor

A discussion is underway at Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard#Patents as source for invention claims about whether patents are suitable reliable sources to support claims that a particular person invented the process used to fabricate integrated circuits. Jc3s5h (talk) 21:25, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Infobox engineer

{{Infobox engineer}} has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 23:16, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

RFC: Eighth Generation Consoles

I'm looking for additional outside opinions into the inclusion or exclusion of Video Game Consoles into the 8th Generation article. I have started a new section here and am requesting outside comment. Talk:History_of_video_game_consoles_(eighth_generation)#.22We_need_hardware_comparisons.22. Thank you. -Kai445 (talk) 07:35, 9 January 2013 (UTC) Jhghjgjgjhgjhgjhgjhgjhgjhgjhv₵฿yiƒ♥♦♠♣₪ — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:52, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Angle projection images up for deletion

file:ThirdAngle.png and file:FirstAngle.png have been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 17:15, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Apps Proposal

A proposal for a WikiProject Apps has been made at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Apps. As WikiProject Technology is a related WikiProject, members of this WikiProject are invited to join the discussion. Thank you. XapApp (talk) 03:07, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been featured

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Please note that Industry, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by Theo's Little Bot at 03:16, 10 June 2013 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

RFC needs outside comment. `

See Talk:Sousveillance for an RFC which needs outside comment. Any additional comments would be useful to prevent an edit war and help provide resolution. Thanks. --Jayron32 23:44, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Coal gasification

Coal gasification article needs some help for cleanup/expansion. There is also an issue if this article should include different project description or not. Beagel (talk) 16:39, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

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FYI, there's a note at WT:PHYSICS about a discussion at template talk:Science concerning Template:Science (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) -- (talk) 06:07, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Missing topics page

I have updated Missing topics about technology - Skysmith (talk) 12:08, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject Invention

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Hello, WikiProject Technology.

You are invited to join WikiProject Invention, a WikiProject and resource dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of inventions and invention-related topics.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 01:42, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Requested move notification

Greetings! I have recently relisted a requested move discussion at Talk:Program for Appropriate Technology in Health#Requested move, regarding a page relating to this WikiProject. Discussion and opinions are invited. Thanks, Mdann52 (talk) 12:42, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Article in progress

Hey, all. I'm puttering in userspace on an article about Star Trek's influence on science and technology. Trying to shy away a focus on how they're depicted in the fiction, I'm instead interested in good information about professionals and products that were directly inspired by the franchise. If you can suggest any leads, existing articles with good citations I can harvest, or feedback on the focus/scope/structure, etc. about the work-in-progress itself, I welcome it. I'll keep this talk page bookmarked for awhile, but feedback directly on the draft's talk page would be most useful for me. Thank you! --EEMIV (talk) 15:55, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Media (communication)

What do people think of this article? It seems to have started as a split from Communications but it's confusing and in part based on a self-published book.[2] It seems to have no focus and I think it's a candidate for a redirect or AfD. Dougweller (talk) 14:41, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Nokia

Might like to participate here Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Nokia

Waveguide filter again

The previous FA nomination of Waveguide filter was archived without promotion due to a lack of supporters on the nomination page. Would editors interested please take a look and if you think the article is FA material please support at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Waveguide filter/archive2. SpinningSpark 17:43, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Aluminum Ion Battery

Dear tech people: Here's an submission at Afc about a type of battery. Is this a different topic from Aluminium–air battery? —Anne Delong (talk) 16:31, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Don't think so. The first reference in your submitted article treats them as being two different things. In Al-ion the Al reacts with the electrolyte, in Al-air it reacts with oxygen in the air. SpinningSpark 17:59, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
The Aliminum-air article says that it is not rechargeable. The Aluminum-ion references seem to indicate that this type is rechargeable. This would be a major difference - but maybe the existing article is just out of date. —Anne Delong (talk) 21:21, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Portal:Technology for featured candidacy

I've nominated Portal:Technology for featured candidacy. Comments would be appreciated, at Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Technology. — Cirt (talk) 01:58, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Category:People in Voice over IP nominated for deletion

Category:People in Voice over IP has been nominated for deletion. Please join the discussion. XOttawahitech (talk) 07:22, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Sony Xperia L

Hi. I'm not at all knowlegeable in this area. But I've run across an article about a device that I'm willing to be could pass the threshhold for notability, if only someone would give it sources beyond the two commercial sites in its reference section. Would someone please review this talk page entry and the article itself. Thanks. David in DC (talk) 12:08, 22 September 2013 (UTC)


The usage of Handling-machine (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) and handling machine is under discussion, see talk:handling-machine. "handling-machine" is currently a science fiction topic. -- (talk) 07:30, 30 November 2013 (UTC)


FYI, Aeronautics (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) has been proposed to be merged into aviation, see talk:aviation -- (talk) 23:26, 23 December 2013 (UTC)


FYI, aeronautics has been proposed to be renamed to aeronautical science, see talk:aeronautics -- (talk) 05:06, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Advice and any initiative would be considered helpful: Fault current limiter

A 'low interest' rated article in Project Physics that could deserve better, perhaps if viewed from one or another of the subbranches in WP:TECH. See Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Physics#Advice please: (Solid State) Fault Current Limiters and Superconducting Fault Current limiters. Perhaps relating the subject to Category:supraconductivity only is misleading. Thank you. --Askedonty (talk) 16:42, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Help a new user out?

Hey, I need some help with an article and by extension, a new user. The article in question is XOLO, which is about an Indian technology company. The user in question is User:PrajayXG. I think that he's the same person as User:XOLOHQ, but this isn't a case of him being a representative for the company. This looks to be just an instance of a younger editor coming onto Wikipedia to write about something he particularly loves and running into the issues that a lot of people tend to have when they first started editing. I don't think that there's any bad or extremely promotional intent here- I think that PrajayXG has good intents here and he's trying to fix things, but he just needs some more guidance. Anyone from the tech WP want to give him a hand? I'm helping too, but I think that he needs someone who is particularly interested in gadgets- especially when it comes down to looking for sources for XOLO. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 11:05, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Archived some threads

I've archived some inactive threads to subsections which were notifications about discussions that have since been closed. — Cirt (talk) 17:48, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

State of the art

The scope, name and usage of State of the art (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is under discussion, see talk:State of the art. This was an article prior to 2 February 2014, when it was overwritten by a disambiguation page previously found at State of the art (disambiguation) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) -- (talk) 08:32, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Carlo Turchi and Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Thomas A Law

Hello technology people! Here are two old Afc drafts that could use a little TLC. The first is apparently about an inventor of combined telephony/telegraphy, and the second was involved in developing the photocopier. Is Turchi a notable inventor, and are the references suitable? The first article may be deleted as a stale draft; the second has been recently edited, so it's not in immediate danger of deletion. —Anne Delong (talk) 03:00, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update

As of January, the popular pages tool has moved from the Toolserver to Wikimedia Tool Labs. The code has changed significantly from the Toolserver version, but users should notice few differences. Please take a moment to look over your project's list for any anomalies, such as pages that you expect to see that are missing or pages that seem to have more views than expected. Note that unlike other tools, this tool aggregates all views from redirects, which means it will typically have higher numbers. (For January 2014 specifically, 35 hours of data is missing from the WMF data, which was approximated from other dates. For most articles, this should yield a more accurate number. However, a few articles, like ones featured on the Main Page, may be off).

Web tools, to replace the ones at tools:~alexz/pop, will become available over the next few weeks at toollabs:popularpages. All of the historical data (back to July 2009 for some projects) has been copied over. The tool to view historical data is currently partially available (assessment data and a few projects may not be available at the moment). The tool to add new projects to the bot's list is also available now (editing the configuration of current projects coming soon). Unlike the previous tool, all changes will be effective immediately. OAuth is used to authenticate users, allowing only regular users to make changes to prevent abuse. A visible history of configuration additions and changes is coming soon. Once tools become fully available, their toolserver versions will redirect to Labs.

If you have any questions, want to report any bugs, or there are any features you would like to see that aren't currently available on the Toolserver tools, see the updated FAQ or contact me on my talk page. Mr.Z-bot (talk) (for Mr.Z-man) 05:29, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Writing an article on Critical Making

Hi, I am writing an article on critical making. It would be great if anyone wanna have a look at it and provide some feedback on the talk page. Here is the link: Thanks! --Zhengya3 (talk) 19:17, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Four-paragraph leads -- a WP:RfC on the matter

Hello, everyone. There is a WP:RfC on whether or not the leads of articles should generally be no longer than four paragraphs (refer to WP:Manual of Style/Lead section for the current guideline). As this will affect Wikipedia on a wide scale, including WikiProjects that often deal with article formatting, if the proposed change is implemented, I invite you to the discussion; see here: Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Lead section#RFC on four paragraph lead. Flyer22 (talk) 16:43, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/flicker flame light

Dear technology experts: Is the above old Afc submission about a notable topic, or is this already covered under Gas-discharge lamp ? —Anne Delong (talk) 14:49, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Prahlad Vadakkepat

Dear editors: Here is an old abandoned Afc submission that may be of interest to this project. Is this a notable roboticist, and should the article be kept instead of being deleted as a stale draft? —Anne Delong (talk) 22:18, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Deterministic Ethernet

Hello, technology experts. Is this old Afc submission worth keeping and improving, or should it be deleted as a stale draft? —Anne Delong (talk) 11:45, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Microsoft FAR

I have nominated Microsoft 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 "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Indrian (talk) 04:56, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Iphone air

Could someone please review this new page? It appears to be a copy-paste of sections of iPhone 5 with the key terms changed around. I can't tell if this is real or a hoax. I know there is an iPad Air. --S.G.(GH) ping! 15:07, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Technology At Wikimania 2014

Are you looking to recruit more contributors to your project?
We are offering to design and print physical paper leaflets to be distributed at Wikimania 2014 for all projects that apply.
For more information, click the link below.
Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 14:44, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Dutch solar bicycle paths

There's some content needs developing at Smart highway, and some older related discussion at US Company Talk:Solar Roadways. In ictu oculi (talk) 08:56, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 11/06

Draft:Electrostatic-Pneumatic. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 17:25, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Solar Roadways dispute about what sources say

The current discussion is at Wikipedia:Dispute_resolution_noticeboard#Talk:Solar_Roadways. More participants, especially those familiar with editing technology related articles, would be appreciated so we can resolve this issue. Dream Focus 06:12, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Technology At Wikimania 2014

Please note: This is an updated version of a previous post that I made.

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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

The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014

For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:

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Adikhajuria (talk) 15:40, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Review Load Cell article

Hi All,

I have edited the Talk:Load cell page, and I would like to ask some of you to review it. I would like to improve the current article in a bigger way, but I wouldn't like to mass it up, before someone with more experiences in Wiki editing would take a look at it.

Thanks, Akos.domotor (talk) 09:32, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Kleargear deletion discussion notification notice

  1. Kleargear
  2. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kleargear (2nd nomination)

Discussion about whether or not to delete article for Kleargear, discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kleargear (2nd nomination). — Cirt (talk) 23:46, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Blue OLED

Hello, technology experts. This old AfC submission will soon be deleted as a stale draft. Is there any content that should be added to LED before this happens? Or is a notable topic that should have its own article? —Anne Delong (talk) 13:57, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Draw Tower Gratings

Dear technology experts: This old AfC submission will soon be deleted as a stale draft. I don't know if it's a notable topic, because I find it incomprehensible. I am reporting it here in case anyone thinks it should be kept and improved. —Anne Delong (talk) 18:03, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Category:Historic textile machinery

Category:Historic textile machinery, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for merging into Category:Textile machinery. 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) 02:51, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Majestic 12

There is currently a discussion on the Fringe Theories Noticeboard concerning the article Majestic 12 that may be relevant to this project. Comments from interested editors are welcome. -Ad Orientem (talk) 17:57, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

"carbon fiber"

The usage of Carbon fiber (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is under discussion, see talk:carbon (fiber) -- (talk) 04:18, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Please review Hitachi Magic Wand

As part of a Quality improvement project, I've recently put the article Hitachi Magic Wand up for Peer Review.

Participation would be appreciated, at Wikipedia:Peer review/Hitachi Magic Wand/archive1. — Cirt (talk) 06:20, 8 November 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)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/In Situ Electron Microscope

Dear technology experts: Is this old AfC submission about a notable topic? Should it be kept instead of being deleted as a stale draft? —Anne Delong (talk) 04:49, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Request for Comment at Talk:Artificial intelligence

I would appreciate it if anyone interested would comment on the following RfC: Talk:Artificial intelligence#RfC: Should this article define AI as studying/simulating "intelligence" or "human-like intelligence"?. Thanks. ---- CharlesGillingham (talk) 06:23, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

A new RFC has replaced the old one, please see Talk:Artificial intelligence#Another RfC on "human-like" - (talk) 10:52, 22 October 2014 (UTC) (steelpillow (talk · contribs) having login problems)

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E-cigarette RFC on Vapor vs Aerosol

Since the article has the Technology Wikiproject listed on the talk page I am posting this here. A RFC has been started at E-cigarette. The RFC deals with the use of Vapor, Aerosol, or Mist asking which term is best to describe what comes out of an E-cigarette. Please help by commenting, this could really use comments from uninvolved editors. Sorry about not adding itto the bottom but it kept being added to the white box below.AlbinoFerret 04:55, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live!

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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!

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

PK drive screws

I'm just trying to find out if this type of fastener is already covered on Wikipedia, I'm not sure if anyone other than Parker Kalon made them or whether there is a generic term for them and if not, whether they would fit better under rivets or under screws? If you're not familiar with them, they are usually very small diameter (2mm dia or less shaft and typically 5mm long or less) with a mushroom or round head that is completely smooth and they were often used for fitting thin metal identity plates to machinery or engines. You hammer them in and they have a quick multi start thread which stops them vibrating loose. Here are some links to pictures. [3] [4]Mighty Antar (talk) 19:47, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

"carbon fiber"

The usage of Carbon fiber (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is under discussion, see talk:carbon (fiber) -- (talk) 04:58, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Mbarara a technology topic?

Why is a city in Uganda considered a part of Wikiproject Technology? Meşteşugarul - U 07:48, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Where does it say it is considered part of WikiProject Technology? MicroPaLeo (talk) 07:53, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
I removed it. Probably just an error. MicroPaLeo (talk) 08:00, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
It could have been vandalism.Doorknob747 (talk) 15:25, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Help with Citrix Products section

Hi there. I've been working on behalf of Citrix to suggest improvements to their article for the past few months. Thus far, I've worked with editors to update the History section and the infobox. A few weeks ago, I posted a note on the Talk page with an updated draft for the article's Products section, but I haven't had a response yet. Since the article falls under the scope of this wikiproject, and the section deals with some highly technical products, I'm hoping someone here might be interested in taking a look. Because of my COI, I will not be making any edits myself, but instead ask that other editors review my work and move it to the live article if they agree with the changes. I'll be watching the Talk page and can respond to any comments or questions editors may have there. Thanks, 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 11:51, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

 Done Just following up here to say that an editor has now helped with this. Thanks to anyone who was able to take a look. 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 13:36, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Help with Citrix Corporate philanthropy section

Hi all, I posted here back in April asking for assistance with the Products section of the Citrix article and I'm back to see if editors could help with my latest request to revise the Corporate philanthropy section. Editors may remember that I'm seeking to make these changes on behalf of Citrix and will not edit the article myself. My Talk page note details the changes I'm proposing and links to a suggested draft in my userspace. I appreciate any comments or feedback. Thanks, 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 13:23, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

 Done Following up to let editors here know this has been reviewed and my request is resolved. 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 16:39, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

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Create an entry for Active Power please

Hello, My name is David Hamilton and our public relations agency represents Active Power, a global leader in flywheel energy and power technology for mission critical applications. Given our relationship with Active Power, it would be a conflict of interest for us to create a Wikipedia article on their behalf, but with over 4,000 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) deployments worldwide, we feel that Active Power is relevant and notable enough to deserve an entry.

I am requesting that an independent editor create the article. Below is the information I provided on the Requested Articles page here on Wikipedia that includes links to several independent third-party sources.

Active Power, designs, manufactures, sells, and services flywheel-based uninterruptible power supply (UPS) products that use kinetic energy to provide short-term power as an alternative to conventional battery-based UPS products. The company also designs and manufactures modular infrastructure solutions that integrate critical power components into a pre-packaged, purpose built enclosure that can include Active Power’s UPS products as a component. Customers include Verizon Terremark, Caterpillar, HP, Heineken, and Capgemini. Company website Mentions from third parties: DataCentre Solutions , Datacenter Dynamics , Austin Business Journal , Mission Critical Magazine , Electrical Construction and Maintenance , Data Center Knowledge , Austin Business Journal , Austin Business Journal . Thank you for any assistance you can provide! BBGdavidhamilton (talk) 19:12, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Help needed protecting a technology article against attack

I am a technology editor with a very strong and diverse background in technology (BS Chemical Engineering, Masters Information Technology, well read with 500 pages of notes on economic history and the history of technology). I was the main contributor to Industrial Revolution, Economic history of the United States and to other articles such as Electrification, Automation,Mass production, Interchangeable parts, Economic history of the United States and others. My rewrite of Industrial Revolution met good article standards and the topic was elevated to high importance by several of the WikiPjogects that it is in.

I was planning to work on a merger of Productivity improving technologies (historical) with Technology, which from experience with Industrial Revolution I know will this will be a major undertaking. To date no one has interfered with any of my major rewrites. This time I find the source article under attack from a gang of thugs who do not edit the technology field but have a vendetta against me for filing a case against one of their allies. I also suspect they have opposing political views. These people are only here to make my life difficult and have never contributed any content.

Is there a way I can protect these articles and myself from these thugs through WikiProject technology?Phmoreno (talk) 21:35, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi! You will need to talk to someone with administrator status on Wikipedia. They will be able to block the user. Daylen (talk) 02:42, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Relevant AfD

Hello there! Care to comment at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Netatmo? Best, FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 14:41, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of NewsBank for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article NewsBank is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/NewsBank until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. — Cirt (talk) 08:24, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Citation replacement and blogspam from an IP

An IP address has been replacing legitimate sources with ones for "" on several articles I'm watching. They're not even adding new ones, they're just deleting others and replacing them. Can an administrator please help with this? I would revert these edits, but there's a ton of them and they'll probably just come back and do it again. FreeSync and G-Sync have especially both been the subject of these edits.


Thanks, Wikinium (talk) 04:25, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

List of mobile phone generations

I asked about the need for the article here. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 09:34, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Proposing deletion / redirection for Citrix Online

Hi everybody. I'm looking for technologically-minded editors with a specific interest in software companies. I'm hoping someone might be able to take a look at what I've proposed over on the Citrix Online article regarding blanking and redirecting that page to the Citrix Systems article. To quickly note: I am working as a paid consultant to Citrix, and I won't be making any edits. Since I believe that Citrix Online doesn't meet WP:GNG and this division of Citrix no longer exists, I'm wondering about the possibility of blanking and redirection and hope editors will be interested to discuss this over here on the article's talk page. Thanks! 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 20:17, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

New technology in Nano....

[[5]] — Preceding unsigned comment added by SangFordKPM (talkcontribs) 16:51, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Merging science and technology categories

FYI, there is a suggestion to merge the history of science and history of technology category trees, see WP:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2015_September_12#Science_and_technology -- (talk) 05:12, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Help with updates for BP

I am posting here for help updating the BP article with the most accurate information following the release of the company's annual report a few months back. I am BP's representative on Wikipedia and, as such, I avoid editing the article myself. I have posted a similar request on this project's child project, WikiProject Energy. I recently placed an updated request outlining my remaining suggested edits that I'm asking for at the very bottom of the BP Talk page. Would someone be willing to review my proposed updates and, if they seem OK, add the changes to the live article? I would be happy to answer any questions. Thanks. Arturo at BP (talk) 14:28, 15 September 2015 (UTC)


The article at Planform has been proposed for deletion. The term is used in various disciplines including aviation, the study of river meanders, the convection of fluids and probably elsewhere too. The article has been reposted for deletion due to the minimal discussion to date. I'd be grateful for your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Planform. — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 17:53, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

Cleared the entire GA Review backlog for Technology

  1. Thank you all to all our editors who help to contribute to Quality improvement efforts on Wikipedia related to WP:TECHNOLOGY.
  2. I've helped to clear the entire GA Review backlog for Technology, which can be seen at Wikipedia:Good article nominations/Topic lists/Engineering and technology.
  3. I'd like to make a suggestion, here, which is optional, for you to please consider:
  4. Suggestion: This suggestion is optional only, but I ask you to please at least read over the Good Article review instructions, and consider reviewing two to three (2-3) GA candidates from good articles nominations, for each one (1) that you nominate. Again, this is optional and a suggestion only, but please do familiarize yourself at least with how to review, and then think about it.

Thank you,

Cirt (talk) 12:57, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

Types of parallel projection

There is a dispute over the taxonomy of parallel projection, here. We need some input. Thanks. SharkD  Talk  18:42, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Petrol-paraffin engine


This article is not part of any WikiProject. Do you think it falls within the scope of your wikiproject ? If so, can it be assessed for quality/importance ? Thanks Anthere (talk) 22:13, 15 December 2015 (UTC)


The usage and primary topic of fan is under discussion, see Talk:Mechanical fan#Requested move 31 January 2016 -- (talk) 06:19, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

AfC assistance

Greetings. If someone has a moment, there's an article over at AfC which needs some expert advice on whether or not it's notable. Assistance would be greatly appreciated: Draft:GBT - Generalised Beam Theory. Onel5969 TT me 18:31, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Uniflow steam engine

Please see the discussion on this page about the correct spelling for "uniflow". (or is it "unaflow"...?) Thanks - theWOLFchild 22:21, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

guidelines about living scientists

See Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Biography/Science_and_academia#guidelines_about_living_scientists--Alexmar983 (talk) 05:01, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

"Postdoctoral researcher"

The name, usage, topic and scope of Postdoctoral researcher is under discussion, see talk:Postdoctoral researcher -- (talk) 05:46, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Help with ShareFile?

Hi there. I'm seeking editors' assistance in reviewing a new draft I prepared for the ShareFile article. As I've stated here previously, I am working on behalf of Citrix Systems to make suggestions to improve the ShareFile article. I've left a link to my draft and a few notes on the entry's Talk page. I will not edit the article myself because of my financial COI. I'd appreciate it if others could let me know their thoughts on my draft and, if it appears to be an improvement, move it over to the live article. Thanks! Heatherer (talk) 17:54, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

This has been taken care of. Thanks! Heatherer (talk) 21:12, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Online Age Verification - a new topic

I am thinking about creating a Wikipedia page on the topic of Online Age Verification (OAV). Currently, this term leads to several historical and specialist players rather than proper explanations concerning the issues. The UK Government is going to be bringing in legislation to mandate OAV in mobile web services as part of its child protection initiatives and there will shortly be a new British Standard to be published by BSI that could be implemented in the legislation. There are also issues regarding OAV and the European Audio-Visual Directive which will need to be presented with a neutral point of view. Are there any experienced Wikipedia editors and contributors who would be interested in assisting me in creating this topic over the next few months? AlistairKelman (talk) 07:32, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Help with GoToMyPC?

Hello. I'd like to point editors to the GoToMyPC Talk page, another Citrix-related article that I have been working on. I proposed a new draft earlier this month that I'd like other editors to review. As stated before, I am working as a paid consultant on behalf of Citrix Systems as part of my work with Beutler Ink. I will not edit the article directly because of my COI and will only participate in Talk page discussions. Thanks! Heatherer (talk) 16:29, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

This request is now closed. Thanks! Heatherer (talk) 16:40, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Input on name change needed

Hello! I want to point editors to a discussion about renaming the Telcordia Technologies article to iconectiv, the name the company does business as. The article was renamed following a previous merge request, but that change was undone pending more discussion, so I'm hoping to get more people to weigh in to reach consensus. As a disclosure: I'm working on behalf of iconectiv to propose this name change. Thanks! Heatherer (talk) 18:40, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Wikidata and object items

Any volunteer to shape this idea d:Wikidata:Project_chat#WikiObject_project_proposal?--Alexmar983 (talk) 03:27, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

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‎Request for comments in the article “Diesel engine”

Hello. I have opened a request for comments in the article Diesel engine regarding the contribution of George Brayton to the development of this type of engines. I am posting this to invite editors who are knowledgeable on the history of internal combustion engines to contribute to the discussion. Mario Castelán Castro (talk) 19:30, 29 August 2016 (UTC).

Image help on Steelyard balance

I've put a request on the talk page of Steelyard balance. It's very easy, as it's just a transfer of a free-use image, but of course as an unregistered user I can't do this. Is there a volunteer?-- (talk) 11:49, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

Please cancel, see
-- (talk) 08:28, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Thanks User:Revent
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Articles about technological aspects of underwater diving

I would like opinions on how articles on the technology of underwater diving equipment and underwater work should be handled in connection with this project or one of the subset projects. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 05:59, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

2016 Yahoo Hack

I just created this article (currently a stub) but tech is not my strong suit so if anyone wants to jump in and help... -Ad Orientem (talk) 20:41, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Acer Z520 started class

Here is my, Acer Z520 and I suggest to set at Start Class and Mid Importance. Sardonyxes (talk) 21:08, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

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Request for the Endurance International Group article

Hi, I'm Melanie, and on behalf of my employer, Endurance International Group, I am here to propose updates to the company's Wikipedia article. I am seeking help from volunteer editors to review and implement a draft after making sure it meets Wikipedia's guidelines. I've described my goals in more detail on the article's talk page, and I won't be editing the article directly because of my COI. Is there a WikiProject Technology member who is willing to help implement my proposed changes appropriately? I'm happy to answer any questions here or on the article's talk page. Thanks! Melanie from Endurance (talk) 21:44, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

2016 Community Wishlist Survey Proposal to Revive Popular Pages

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This is a one-time-only message to inform you about a technical proposal to revive your Popular Pages list in the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey that I think you may be interested in reviewing and perhaps even voting for:

If the above proposal gets in the Top 10 based on the votes, there is a high likelihood of this bot being restored so your project will again see monthly updates of popular pages.

Further, there are over 260 proposals in all to review and vote for, across many aspects of wikis.

Thank you for your consideration. Please note that voting for proposals continues through December 12, 2016.

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Proposed expansion for Huawei Honor article


I have submitted an edit request to expand and update the Huawei Honor article, which you can view on the article's talk page. I am trying to find a neutral editor to implement the proposed draft as appropriate. Is there a project member who is willing to help? Inkian Jason (talk) 16:55, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

This edit request has been answered. Inkian Jason (talk) 16:06, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Commons photo challenges in January

FYI, please take a look at:

It would be nice to have some "technical" picture in the first challenge and in general an expert eye is more than welcome to improve categorizations and descriptions. Some of the uploaders are newbies or they are simple photographers, they don't know some details. I hope you can find something useful to reuse as well.--Alexmar983 (talk) 11:19, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Missing topics list

My list of missing topics about technology is updated - Skysmith (talk) 19:35, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

WikiJournal of Science promotion

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The WikiJournal of Science is a start-up academic journal which aims to provide a new mechanism for ensuring the accuracy of Wikipedia's scientific content. It is part of a WikiJournal User Group that includes the flagship WikiJournal of Medicine.[1][2]. Like Wiki.J.Med, it intends to bridge the academia-Wikipedia gap by encouraging contributions by non-Wikipedians, and by putting content through peer review before integrating it into Wikipedia.

Since it is just starting out, it is looking for contributors in two main areas:


  • See submissions through external academic peer review
  • Format accepted articles
  • Promote the journal


  • Original articles on topics that don't yet have a Wikipedia page, or only a stub/start
  • Wikipedia articles that you are willing to see through external peer review (either solo or as in a group, process analagous to GA / FA review)
  • Image articles, based around an important medical image or summary diagram

If you're interested, please come and discuss the project on the journal's talk page, or the general discussion page for the WikiJournal User group.

  1. ^ Shafee, T; Das, D; Masukume, G; Häggström, M. "WikiJournal of Medicine, the first Wikipedia-integrated academic journal". WikiJournal of Medicine. 4. doi:10.15347/wjm/2017.001. 
  2. ^ "Wikiversity Journal: A new user group". The Signpost. 2016-06-15. 

T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 10:29, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Request to update Huawei Honor 8's total sales


On behalf of Honor, I've submitted an edit request at Talk:Huawei Honor 8 to add the total sales volume to the article. I cannot edit the article directly because of my conflict of interest, but hope there is a project member here who may be willing to review and implement this simple request. I've suggested specific language, sourcing, and markup. Thanks for your consideration. Inkian Jason (talk) 17:03, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

This edit request has been answered. I've posted two additional requests on the article's talk page, if anyone is willing to help. Inkian Jason (talk) 21:23, 30 January 2017 (UTC)


How active is this project? • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 15:21, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

Draft:iPen - is this a notable subject?

Dear technology experts: This draft about a computer accessory has lots of references, because the gadget was discussed in various tech and gadget magazines when it first came out. However, interest appears to have died away. Is this subject notable enough for an article? If not, should a summary of the content be included in another article, for example Stylus (computing)?—Anne Delong (talk) 05:29, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Lubrizol edit request

I am posting here to reach editors interested in editing articles about technology-driven companies. Specifically, I have suggested updates to the article about the specialty chemical company Lubrizol. I made an edit request at Lubrizol to replace the article's About section with this draft. I have discussed my draft with Devopam on the Lubrizol Talk page, but we agreed to have others give it a look. I have a conflict of interest as I work for The Lubrizol Corporation. Can an editor, or editors, review the draft, as well as the discussion on the Lubrizol Talk page? Lz maor (Talk · COI--Lubrizol employee) 21:46, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

 Done Lz maor (Talk · COI--Lubrizol employee) 13:47, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Template:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has been nominated for merging with Template:IEEE councils. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. --Jax 0677 (talk) 19:13, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Technology is the branch of science and engineering that is concerned with the production of things using the scientific knowledge gained from applying scientific theories. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:23, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

Merge concepts of "air conditioning" and "refrigeration"? Comments requested

Please see

I think that descriptions of "air cooling" are all the same concept but somehow started to be described in multiples places. I am seeking advice on what can be merged together and where. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:24, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

What are you proposing? • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 18:36, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
Pbsouthwood There is more there but I am going to merge a multi-part fork of the concept of the heat pump/refrigerator. I am posting here because it affects articles read by ~150,000 monthly. If you have comments please follow through the link, thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 21:31, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

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Long-lost article Outdoor heating

I found the article Outdoor heating, which may need improvements. Those interested may help out. --George Ho (talk) 13:26, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Possible Hoax?

Suter (computer program) has been proposed for deletion as a hoax. However I am not familiar with the subject and would like someone more knowledgeable to confirm this before I hit the by by button. Thanks... -Ad Orientem (talk) 23:58, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

-Ad Orientem (talk) 00:34, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

More Wholesome Intro

I think the beginning of the page should have a more wholesome intro. It does not really give an overview of sports equipment and describe what the article is going to talk about. Maryskijagfan (talk) 12:35, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Maryskijagfan, I don't think wholesome is the word you are looking for, and I am not sure you are using the right page, as this is not the talk page for sports equipment. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 17:14, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

RfC on the WP:ANDOR guideline

Hi, all. Opinions are needed on the following: Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#RfC: Should the WP:ANDOR guideline be softened to begin with "Avoid unless" wording or similar?. A WP:Permalink for it is here. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 22:53, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Requests for comment on Microscope article

Please comment on a few requests for comments on the Microscope article.



Talk:Microscope#RFC_should_article_focus_on_instrument.2C_microscope.2C_or_technique.2C_microscopy — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:387:6:807:0:0:0:C2 (talk) 14:27, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, --2601:648:8503:4467:F4B3:6D6C:9DCC:DC06 (talk) 21:09, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Citation overkill proposal at WP:Citation overkill talk page

Opinions are needed on the following: Wikipedia talk:Citation overkill#Citations. A permalink for it is here. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 06:47, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Popular pages report

We – Community Tech – are happy to announce that the Popular pages bot is back up-and-running (after a one year hiatus)! You're receiving this message because your WikiProject or task force is signed up to receive the popular pages report. Every month, Community Tech bot will post at Wikipedia:WikiProject Technology/Archive 1/Popular pages with a list of the most-viewed pages over the previous month that are within the scope of WikiProject Technology.

We've made some enhancements to the original report. Here's what's new:

  • The pageview data includes both desktop and mobile data.
  • The report will include a link to the pageviews tool for each article, to dig deeper into any surprises or anomalies.
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We're grateful to Mr.Z-man for his original Mr.Z-bot, and we wish his bot a happy robot retirement. Just as before, we hope the popular pages reports will aid you in understanding the reach of WikiProject Technology, and what articles may be deserving of more attention. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at m:User talk:Community Tech bot.

Warm regards, the Community Tech Team 17:16, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

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WP:Citation overkill RfC

Opinions are needed on the following matter: Wikipedia talk:Citation overkill#Should this essay be changed to encourage more citations?. A WP:Permalink for it is here. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 01:37, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

RfC Announce: Wikimedia referrer policy

In February of 2016 the Wikimedia foundation started sending information to all of the websites we link to that allow the owner of the website (or someone who hacks the website, or law enforcement with a search warrant / subpoena) to figure out what Wikipedia page the user was reading when they clicked on the external link.

The WMF is not bound by Wikipedia RfCs, but we can use an advisory-only RfC to decide what information, if any, we want to send to websites we link to and then put in a request to the WMF. I have posted such an advisory-only RfC, which may be found here:

Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#RfC: Wikimedia referrer policy

Please comment so that we can determine the consensus of the Wikipedia community on this matter. --Guy Macon (talk) 21:45, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Huawei Honor 8 Pro


Over the past few weeks, I've been working with Honor to propose some improvements to the Huawei Honor 8 Pro article. I've submitted an edit request with a suggested infobox and "Specifications" section. I'm looking for a neutral editor to review this simple edit request, which can be found on the article's talk page (I won't edit the article directly because of my COI). I've posted similar requests for help at WikiProject Electronics and WikiProject Telecommunications, but so far no one has replied, so I'm hoping a WikiProject Technology member may be willing to help. Thanks! Inkian Jason (talk) 20:33, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

This edit request has been answered, so I am marking this section as resolved. Thanks! Inkian Jason (talk) 21:52, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

RfC regarding the WP:Lead guideline -- the first sentence

Opinions are needed on the following matter: Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Lead section#Request for comment on parenthetical information in first sentence. A WP:Permalink for it is here. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 05:29, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!

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Industrial design article talkpage vandalised

Hi Tech editors, i just reverted the edits of an ip from a couple of weeks ago, that removed projects from the talkpage, just thought i would give you a heads up (maybe some watchers are needed) (i have also left this message on the ID project talkpage), cheers, Coolabahapple (talk) 18:14, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Verizon Fios Telephone updates

Hello WikiProject Technology watchers. I was hoping to get other editors' input on this edit request at the Verizon Fios Talk page.

I created the edit request in January to clean up and streamline the section on Fios' telephone services. User:Altamel reviewed and declined the request because my draft at the time excluded details on reports of Verizon workers removing copper lines for copper-line phone service in some locations. To take Altamel's comments into consideration, I revised my draft, which you can see here.

I work for Verizon and have a conflict of interest so I'm here asking others to look at my proposal. Can someone review my request and move my draft into the live article if you feel it is neutral and properly sourced? I'm also happy to take suggestions. Thanks so much, VZBob (talk) 17:22, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Notability for electronic devices (including mobiles)

Since almost a month now, I have been having discussions about a notability guideline for electronic devices, which resulted in an essay.

Recently, the situation that I was describing came in effect, when an editor created 16 articles for cameras, all of which are being considered for deletion 3 PRoD, and 13 AfD.

The essay is almost finished, but I would like more opinions/suggestions on it. Maybe it will not become an official guideline/policy, but I think it should be treated at the least as an essay. The essay is currently in userspace, if consensus is achieved theb it can be moved in mainspace.

I have posted this same request to a few other talkpages of related WikiProjects, so I request all the editors to put their comments on the talkpage of the essay to keep everything in one place. Here is the essay: User:Usernamekiran/Notability (electronic devices).

Thanks a lot in advance. —usernamekiran(talk) 20:28, 5 July 2017 (UTC)