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Welcome to the Community portal!

This page provides a listing of current collaborations, tasks, and news about English Wikipedia. New to Wikipedia? See the contributing to Wikipedia page or our tutorial for everything you need to know to get started. For a listing of internal project pages of interest, see the department directory.

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For a listing of ongoing discussions and current requests, see the Dashboard.

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Help desk

Ask questions about how to use or edit Wikipedia

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The Teahouse

Friendly help for newcomers

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Reference desk

Ask research questions about any topic except Wikipedia itself

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WikiProjects

Work with other editors on a shared area of interest

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Dispute resolution

Get help resolving disputes


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Policy

Discuss existing and proposed policies

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Technical

Discuss technical issues about Wikipedia

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Proposals

Discuss new proposals that are not policy-related

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Idea lab

Incubate new ideas before formally proposing them

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WMF

Discuss issues involving the Wikimedia Foundation

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Miscellaneous

Post messages that do not fit into any other category

Help out


You can help improve the articles listed below! This list updates frequently, so check back here for more tasks to try. (See Wikipedia:Task Center for brief guides.)

Help counter systemic bias by creating new articles on important women.

Help improve popular pages, especially those of low quality.

Community bulletin board

General notices

  • Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP), an annual campaign in which Wikipedians across language projects and communities add photos to articles, has started (prizes!).
  • Do you have need for a specialized script that doesn't exist yet, or have an idea for a cool new script or gadget? Post requests and ideas at Wikipedia:User scripts/Requests.

Projects seeking help

Also consider posting WikiProject, Task Force, and Collaboration news at the Signpost's WikiProject Report page.

WikiProjects and Task Forces

  • The Wikipedia Help Project seeks assistance expanding and improving the Task Center and other pages within the Help namespace.
  • WikiProject Abandoned Drafts Stale draft drive. An ongoing drive dedicated to reducing the amount of stale user space drafts. Options are to delete, redirect, move to mainspace or blank. Stop by and help the drive out!
  • WikiProject Spoken Wikipedia is looking for people who are interested in helping out in our project to get our articles into an audio format that can be used for any number of uses including, but not limited to, visually impaired or people who just prefer to listen to the article instead of reading it for whatever reason they choose. You can sign up here on our participant's page. We are also in need of native or fluent speakers so that everything is pronounced properly. You can sign up for the Pronunciation task force by adding your name as well as your languages of fluency to section 2.

Technical news

Wikiproject/Group editing activities and efforts

Monthly projects and group efforts

  • Help celebrate Women's History Month. This page gathers several events that take place on or around International Women's Day (8 March) and Women's History Month in March 2021, and where the goal is to come closer to closing the gender gap. Take a look at the events that are listed, and sign up! Alternately, do you lack an event to take part in? Solve it the wiki way: organize it yourself! There are many resources you can use, and help to get. See more information at the page.
  • Guild of Copy Editors' editing drive. The March 2021 backlog drive is a one-month-long effort of the Guild of Copy Editors to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy editing; those carrying the {{copy edit}} tag (also {{awkward}}, {{copy edit section}}, {{inappropriate person}}, and {{copy edit inline}} and their redirects) or listed on the GOCE Requests page. It began on 1 March 2021, 00:00 (UTC) and will end on 31 March 2021, 23:59 (UTC). Signups are open.


Ongoing

  • The AfroCine Project invites you to join us again this October and November, the two months which are dedicated to improving content about the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.(awarding prizes to different categories of winners:)
  • The 100,000 Challenge. The quest to bring about 100,000 article improvements and creations globally through a series of 50,000/10,000/1000 Challenges for different regions and countries. This is a loose challenge, a list will not be maintained here, but the components will function independently on each of the subpages. Will be updated every week or two.
    • The 50,000 Destubbing Challenge is a long term challenge to destub 50,000 articles on English Wikipedia for every country and topic. It may take decades to accomplish, it may take ten years, it all depends on how many people actively contribute.
  • Wikipedia:WikiCup. The WikiCup is a championship that has taken place every year on Wikipedia since 2007. The Cup is played and won by skill of editing. The purpose of the Cup is to encourage content creation and improvement and make editing on Wikipedia more fun. There is a new round every month, until the current contest ends; below are the details.
    • May 1 to June 28 – 32 contestants left.
    • July 1 to August 29 – 16 contestants left.
    • September 1 to October 31 – 8 finalists left, the contestant with the highest score will win!
  • Monthly contest, WikiProject Military history. The contest department of the Military history WikiProject aims to motivate increased quality in military history articles by offering a form of friendly competition for project members making improvements to them. The primary contest available is a simple rolling competition that awards points for improving articles. The contest runs from the first to last day of each month.
  • WikiProject Medicine Collaboration of the Month. Every month, a topic will be selected from this page that will be the focus of editing for some members of Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine. The article may or may not yet exist. Topics may either relate to medical basic sciences (anatomy, biochemistry, and so on), or clinical medicine (illnesses, surgical procedures, and so on).
Table for group projects, by Wikiproject
Wiki project name Individual projects
Women in Red 2021 March: Art+ActivismVisibleWikiWomen

2021 Q1 contest: Africa contest

2021 global initiatives: #1day1woman2021 Women's rights

Upcoming Remote Events and Current Initiatives

Discussions and collaborations

Discussions in the following areas have requested wider attention via Requests for comment:

See also


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