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Wikipedia by department

To assist in the administration of the Wikipedia community and development of the encyclopedia, the community has established a wide range of administration pages. Many of the pages listed below are Wikipedia request departments, and need continuous attention from volunteers like you to answer or deal with requests. For a listing of ongoing discussions and current requests, see the dashboard. For other useful directories and indexes, see the directory.

About Wikipedia

Wikipedia community

Community portal WP:COM
Dashboard WP:DBOARD
Maintenance WP:WM
Editor's index WP:A-Z
Essay directory WP:EDIR


Community bulletin board WP:CBB
The Signpost WP:POST
Wikipedia in the media
Milestones WP:MILE
Press releases
Stats WP:ST
Milestones (interwiki)
Regional notice boards WP:RNB
Goings-on WP:GO
Requests for comment WP:RFC

Support groups and programs

   Barnstar pages WP:AW
   Other awards WP:ORA
   Awards by WikiProject WP:WPPA
Birthday Committee WP:BDC
Editor assistance WP:ASSIST
Meetup (Regional meetings) WP:MEET
Reward board (wiki-trading) WP:REWARD
Welcoming committee WP:WC

Help related

Static help

Main help portal WP:HELP
Help menu H:MENU
Help directory H:D
Tutorial WP:T
Frequently asked questions WP:FAQ
Tips library WP:TIPS
Tip of the day WP:TIP
User page design center WP:UPDC
Sandbox WP:SB

Dynamic help

Request directory WP:RQ
General questions WP:Q
Help with building or operating Wikipedia
(expect a reply)
Help Desk WP:HD
Teahouse H:TH
Adopt-a-user WP:AAU
Online Ambassadors/Mentors WP:OAM
Copyright assistance WP:RFCA
Media copyright questions WP:CQ
Requests for administrator attention WP:RAA
Village pump (technical) WP:VPT
Help with real-world issues / content
(expect a reply)
Reference desk WP:RD
    Humanities WP:RD/H
    Science WP:RD/S
    Mathematics                    WP:RD/MA
    Computing                    WP:RD/C
    Language WP:RD/L
    Entertainment WP:RD/E
    Miscellaneous WP:RD/M

Editorial departments

Articles are contributed and edited directly by users. All Wikipedians belong to the editorial team.

Content creation

Writing tools
Writing resources
Article translation

Article creation

Articles for creation
Article requests
Contribution Team
Feedback requests
Missing articles
Most wanted articles

Article refinement

Review new overhauls
Verification needed
Vital articles
See also: Featured


Requested pictures

WikiProjects and teams

WikiProject directory
WikiProject Council
WikiProject guide
Inactive project pages

Improvement teams

Active fixup projects
Categorization projects
Countering systemic bias

Version development

Version 1.0 Editorial Team


Task center
Request admin attention

Vandalism / spam

RC patrol
Cleaning up vandalism
Counter-vandalism unit
Huggle anti-vandalism application
Lupin's Anti-Vandal Tool
Spam fighting team

Article cleanup

Cleanup backlogs
Backlogs by month
Copy edit (need)
Elements of Style (more)
Category:NPOV disputes
Updating needed
WikiProject Wikify

Article integration

Navigation systems

Basic topic lists

WikiProject Outlines (Outline of Knowledge)


Bad category names
Uncategorized pages

Article linking

Dead-end pages
Link rot
Templates with red links
Article merging


Disambig pages w/links

Meta fix-up

Stub sorting
Transwiki log cleanup

Main Page

Main Page design discussions  
Today's featured article (dept.) WP:TFA
Picture of the day (dept.) WP:POTD
Did you know (dept.) WP:DYK
In the news (dept.) WP:ITN
Selected anniversaries (dept.) WP:SA
Main Page alternatives WP:MPA

Abuse response

Report copyright problems WP:CP
Report edit wars WP:AN3
Report improper usernames WP:UAA
Report long-term abuse WP:LTA
Report open proxies WP:OP
Report sock puppets WP:SPI
Report spam WT:WPSPAM
Report vandalism WP:AIV

Dispute resolution

Third opinion (to break article deadlocks) WP:3
Dispute resolution WP:DR
Requests for comment WP:RFC
Dispute resolution noticeboard WP:DRN
Requests for mediation WP:RFM
Requests for arbitration WP:RFAR
Mentorship and editing restrictions  


Administrators' noticeboard WP:AN
Administrators' incident noticeboard WP:ANI
Arbitration enforcement noticeboard WP:AE
Biographies of living persons noticeboard WP:BLPN
Bot owners' noticeboard WP:BON
Conflict of interest noticeboard WP:COIN
External links noticeboard WP:ELN
Fringe theories noticeboard WP:FTN
Neutral point of view noticeboard WP:NPOVN
No original research noticeboard WP:NORN
Reliable sources noticeboard WP:RSN

Protocols and conventions

Village pump policy and proposal forum WP:VPP
Most P&G revisions take place on policies' talk pages. To find specific policies and guidelines, see...  
     Policies and guidelines, an overview WP:PG
     Policies WP:LOP
     Guidelines WP:LGL
     Manual of Style MOS:C


Administration index CAT:WP
Requests for administrator attention WP:RAA
Directory of administrators WP:LA
Administrators' noticeboard WP:AN
Administrator preparation WP:ARL
Requests for adminship WP:RFA


Candidates for speedy deletion CAT:CSD
Articles for deletion WP:AFD
Categorized AfD discussions WP:AFDC
Templates for discussion WP:TFD
Files for discussion WP:FFD
Categories for discussion WP:CFD
Redirects for discussion WP:RFD
Miscellany for deletion WP:MFD
Deletion review WP:DRV
Deletion log  
Archived deletion discussions WP:ADD
See also:  
Deletion tools  
Deletion policy WP:DP · WP:DEL
Deletion guidelines for administrators WP:DGFA

Fun related

Department of Fun WP:DF
Silly Things WP:SILLY
Unusual articles WP:UA
Unusual requests WP:UR
Talk page highlights WP:TPH
Lamest edit wars WP:LAME
April Fools WP:APRIL

Article assessment and review


Featured content WP:FC
Featured articles WP:FA
Featured lists WP:FL
Featured pictures WP:FP
Featured portals WP:FPO
Featured topics WP:FT
Featured article candidates WP:FAC
Featured list candidates WP:FLC
Featured picture candidates WP:FPC
Featured portal candidates WP:FPORTC
Featured article review WP:FAR

Good article and peer review

Good articles WP:GA
Good article nominations WP:GAN
Good article reassessment WP:GAR
Peer review WP:PR

Related communities

Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other multilingual and free-content projects. Here are the links to their main community pages:

Open learning community
Dictionary and thesaurus
Collection of quotations
Free-content news
Directory of species
Free textbooks and manuals
Free-content library
Free knowledge base
Free travel guide
Shared media repository
Wiki software development
Wikimedia project coordination
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