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.)

Translate and clean up
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Help counter systemic bias by creating new articles on important women.

Help improve popular pages, especially those of low quality.

This week's backlog of the week is:

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Community bulletin board

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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

  • WikiProject Women in Green: GA Editathon. From October 1–31, WikiProject Women in Green is hosting a virtual editathon event with the following goals: to improve, nominate, and review GA-class articles related to women and women's works (e.g., books, films), and to help editors build a greater capacity for bringing articles up to GA (Good Article) status. Both new and experienced participants are welcome! Instructions, resources, and one-on-one assistance will be available (plus a special barnstar). Sign up here.
  • 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


WikiProject notices

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

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General notices


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Editcountitis

Editcountitis, obsessive edit-counting disorder (OECD), is the mistaken belief that a Wikipedian's overall contribution level can be measured solely by their edit count. This is a phenomenon which some think may be harmful to processes such as requests for adminship, as well as to the Wikipedia community in itself.

The problems with using edit counts to measure relative level of experience are that it does not take into account a user's edit history prior to registering an account (posting anonymously), and that major and minor edits are counted equally, regardless of whether the edit is a typo fix or the creation of a full article. And edit counts give no consideration to the quality of the edits made.

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