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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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Community bulletin board

How to add to the community bulletin board

Welcome to the community bulletin board, which is a page used for announcements from WikiProjects and other groups. Included here are coordinated efforts, events, projects, and other general announcements.

Events and projects

Yearly or infrequent events

Monthly or continuous events

  • 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.
  • Guild of Copy Editors' editing blitz. The June 2024 editing blitz is a one-week-long effort by the Guild of Copy Editors to reduce its backlog. The themes are: all articles on the GOCE Requests page, and articles on the February 2023 and March 2023 backlog. It began on 16 June, 00:00 (UTC), and will end on 22 June, 23:59 (UTC).
  • Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red 2024 Events: WP:WIR/EVENTS - updated monthly
  • 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.


Meetups for June 2024 +/-
Exeter June 8, 2024 (2024-06-08)
Los Angeles Wiknic June 8, 2024 (2024-06-08)
London 205 June 9, 2024 (2024-06-09)
Cascadia Wikimedians
general meeting
June 9, 2024 (2024-06-09)
Bay Area Wikipedians June 13, 2024 (2024-06-13)
Oxford 101 June 16, 2024 (2024-06-16)
BLT Office Hours June 23, 2024 (2024-06-23)
Perth 81 June 23, 2024 (2024-06-23)
Edinburgh 16 June 29, 2024 (2024-06-29)
Meetups for July 2024 +/-
London 206 July 14, 2024 (2024-07-14)
BLT Office Hours July 28, 2024 (2024-07-28)
WikiProject notices

Also consider posting WikiProject, Task Force, and Collaboration news at The Signpost's WikiProject Report page. Please include your signature when adding a listing here.



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