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WikiProject Desk

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Sidebar news requests

This is the place to leave short announcements regarding upcoming events, collaborations, elections, task forces, new or revived projects, and other information for the "WikiProject News" subsection.

  • I am currently doing what I can to revive Wikipedia:WikiProject The Rolling Stones since discovering it last night while updating/creating [[Mick Jagger] related articles (of songs) and updating Rolling Stones related article Exile on Main St. (rewrote intro due to grammar issues). Both Rolling Stones and their related pages appear to be active according to their edit histories and I encourage editors involved with the topic to assist me in this. --TheSandDoctor (talk) 19:54, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
  • I noticed the "semi-active" tag on the project page for Wikipedia:WikiProject Libertarianism and seek to change this status. There are several articles related to libertarianism that are being edited. Some have maintenance templates and need to be improved. There have been recent posts on the project page, but I would like to invite more editors to help improve the article. I'm not sure how invite templates work. Reliable sources and article quality improves the chances of articles on notable subjects remaining in Wikipedia. Participation by knowledgeable editors will improve the clarity of articles. Editors need to have a quick way to locate tagged articles so they may make the suggested improvements. Please help revive this project. Today I archived the 2016 discussions to streamline this talk page.--Libertyguy (talk) 04:24, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Interview requests

If you'd like your WikiProject featured in an upcoming WikiProject report, feel free to add it to the list below. Note that these requests are entirely advisory, and may or may not be used in future reports. Please keep requests short and concise.

See Archive 1 for previous requests that were archived without action.


  • Not previously covered:
  • WikiProjects previously covered:
    • Teahouse previous article was published in May of 2012 about the time of the Teahouse startup. I thought it would be interesting to evaluate & assess how TH has progressed since then. JoeHebda • (talk) 20:10, 15 July 2017 (UTC)



Call for interviews

Instructions

  1. First, at an open Workspace page below, reserve an open workspace page for your interview questions. Do this by updating the Workspace wikitable.
  2. At your reserved Workspace page, prepare questions for the WikiProject members to be interviewed.
  3. Next, see the Template page below. At the template's subpage, copy and paste at the destination WikiProject's talk page (new section).
  4. At the destination WikiProject's talk page, change the WikiProject xxxxxxx to the correct WP name.
  5. At the destination WikiProject's talk page, add your signature to the new Call for interviews with ~~~~. Do not sign below.
  6. Add the destination WikiProject to your watchlist to check for responses.

Workspace for interviews

To conduct interviews, use one of the following workspace (#1 - 8) pages.

For each person taking part in the interview, post on their talk page a wikilink to their assigned workspace, and add their names to the User column below. There is a pre-formatted notification template for you to copy-and-paste to the interviewee's talk page. Remember to change the wikilink to the correct Workspace number for their WikiProject, and to add your signature with ~~~~ at the bottom.

# Project User
1 WikiProject Comics User:Jamesjpk
2 WikiProject YouTube User:Megalibrarygirl
3 The Wikipedia Library User:Barbara (WVS)
4 Open
5 Open
6 Open
7 Open
8 Open

Template

Template located at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/WikiProject desk/Call for interviews

This template can be used at destination WikiProject's talk page. Use the following code (replacing WIKIPROJECT NAME with the actual name of the WikiProject)

{{subst:Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/WikiProject desk/Call for interviews|WIKIPROJECT NAME}}

to add a Call for interviews that looks like this:


=== From the WikiProject desk at The Signpost ===
  1.  –
  2.  –
  3.  –
  4.  –
Going forward, each participant receives the interview questions about the project's work, problems and achievements.

Schedule

Upcoming articles and authors are listed here. Before adding a new article to the schedule, please check the WikiProject Desk archive to ensure it is not a repeat of a recent interview and discuss the proposed schedule change with the other current authors on the talk page.

Date Project User Comments
July xx, 2017 WikiProject Comics User:Jamesjpk 1 Started
July xx, 2017 WikiProject YouTube User:Megalibrarygirl 2 Started
undetermined WikiProject User: Barbara (WVS) 3 Open
WikiProject 4 Open
WikiProject 5 Open
WikiProject 6 Open
WikiProject 7 Open
WikiProject 8 Open

Resources

See Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Resources#WikiProject report

Archive

Map of reports from geographic WikiProjects as of October 2014
See Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Archives/WikiProject report

Post publication

Template

After your report has been published, please add the following template to the WikiProject's talk page. Please note the parameters

{{Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/WikiProject used|link=[[<Article link>]]|day=<Day>|month=<Month>|year=<Year>}}
Parameters
  1. Link (required)
  2. Day (required)
  3. Month (required)
  4. Year (required)

Discussion

Please visit the talk page.
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