Wikipedia:Community portal

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.

Interact more

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

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Ask questions about how to use or edit Wikipedia
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Friendly help for newcomers
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Ask research questions about any topic except Wikipedia itself
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Work with other editors on a shared area of interest
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Get help resolving disputes
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Discuss existing and proposed policies
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Discuss technical issues about Wikipedia
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Discuss new proposals that are not policy-related
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Incubate new ideas before formally proposing them
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Discuss issues involving the Wikimedia Foundation
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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:Maintenance for further information.)

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

Help improve popular pages, especially those of low quality.

This week's article for improvement is:

Pork tenderloin

Previous selections: Bulletproofing · Squash (sport) · Pop music

This week's backlog of the week is:

Category:Articles to be expanded

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 aperiodic events

  • Good Article Nominations backlog drive runs from 1 June 2022, 00:00 (UTC) and ends on 30 June 2022, 23:59 (UTC). It is a month long effort to cut the number of outstanding GANs.
  • 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 or continuously ongoing 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 2022 editing blitz is a one-week long effort of the Guild of Copy Editors to reduce the backlog. This month's themes are: requests from March, April, and May 2022, and articles in the September and October 2021 backlogs. It began on 19 June 2022, 00:00 (UTC), and ends 25 June 2022, 23:59 (UTC).


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.



Wikipedia Meetups
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Canberra June 3, 2022 (2022-06-03)
Kuala Lumpur 11 June 4, 2022 (2022-06-04)
Wellington June 11, 2022 (2022-06-11)
London 181 June 12, 2022 (2022-06-12)
UK virtual 13 June 23, 2022 (2022-06-23)
BLT @ KS June 25, 2022 (2022-06-25)
BLT Photobooth @ KS/WA June 25, 2022 (2022-06-25)
South Africa 19 June 25, 2022 (2022-06-25)
BLT Office Hours June 26, 2022 (2022-06-26)
San Diego 85 June 28, 2022 (2022-06-28)
   July 2022 +/-
Auckland 16 July 2, 2022 (2022-07-02)
San Diego 86 July 10, 2022 (2022-07-10)
Perth 73 July 23, 2022 (2022-07-23)
Full Meetup Calendar • Events calendar on Meta
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