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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 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.

Useful pages

The pages below can be highly useful for helping you to become more familiar and more acclimated to Wikipedia.

Community bulletin board

Wikipedia Meetups
   May 2022 +/-
London 180 May 8, 2022 (2022-05-08)
San Diego 84 May 9, 2022 (2022-05-09)
Seattle @
Distant Worlds
May 17, 2022 (2022-05-17)
UK virtual 12 May 26, 2022 (2022-05-26)
Auckland @
Museum
May 28, 2022 (2022-05-28)
   June 2022 +/-
Wellington June 11, 2022 (2022-06-11)
London 181 June 12, 2022 (2022-06-12)
San Diego 85 June 28, 2022 (2022-06-28)
Full Meetup Calendar • Events calendar on Meta
For meetups in other languages, see the list on Meta

This week's article for improvement is:

Cheque

Previous selections: Soil · Food court · Mountain pass

This week's backlog of the week is:

Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Map workshop

General notices

  • 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

Technical news

Group efforts and monthly projects

Monthly projects

Ongoing group efforts

  • 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!
  • The Core Contest is a recurring six-week contest. Its purpose is to give a boost to Wikipedia's most important articles, especially those that start out in a bad shape. The 2022 contest will start on April 15.
  • 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, Discussions, and Conferences via electronic formats

Discussions and collaborations

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

See also


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