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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 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 Wikipedia:Dashboard.

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.)

See Wikipedia:Maintenance for more information.

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

Help improve popular low quality articles.

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The Signpost
28 February 2019
WikiProject Missing Encyclopedic articles
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Project page—The goal of this project is to ensure that Wikipedia has a corresponding article for every article in every other encyclopedia. Sign in!
Monthly focus: MacTutor biographies: 203 left
1911 verification: 26.8%
ACF Regionals answers: 64.1%
Hotlist of topics: 88.7%
General topics: 81.0%
Science topics: 92%
Catholic Encyclopedia: 86.2%
Easton's Bible Dictionary: 88%
Encyclopaedia Biblica : 69.5%
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology: 80.6%
Gutenberg authors : 57.1%
Jewish Encyclopedia : 39%
Literary Encyclopedia: 81.9%
Polish Biographical Dictionary: 6%
Find-A-Grave: 87.2%
Stanford Archive answers 98.2%
Missing paintings 70.5%
Miscellaneous
Many other lists of politicians, songs, TV shows and others.
Overall progress: 65.2%
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General notices

  • The JavaScript WikiProject is developing a newsletter about userscript development on Wikipedia. To see how to subscribe, visit its talk page.
  • The Portals WikiProject is looking for Lua and JavaScript programmers.
  • A project is under way to add short descriptions to all articles. This is mainly for the benefit of mobile users searching Wikipedia. Help is welcomed – please visit WikiProject Short descriptions to learn more.
  • SearchSuite is a userscript that provides user control over search results: it can strip them down to a single-spaced list, sort, and more. Most of its features are presented as menu item toggles to turn each feature on/off. Each menu-item-controlled feature works on the output of all the others, in both their on and off states. Feedback and feature suggestions welcome.
  • 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.
  • Free subscriptions to high-quality paywalled journals, newspaper archives, and online reference works are available for Wikipedia editors. For more information, see Wikipedia:The Wikipedia Library/Databases

Projects seeking help

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

WikiProjects and Task Forces

  • 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!
  • Wikipedia:Typo Team/moss just got a fresh batch (from the July 20, 2018 database dump) of articles with misspelled words, and words missing from Wiktionary. Stop by and experience the satisfaction of fixing all the misspellings in an article on the topic of your choice!

Outlines

New outlines
Under construction
Nearing completion (need remainder of annotations added)
Attention needed
Need link placement

Portals

Update: Portal development continues at a rapid pace. For the latest developments, see the latest issue of the portals newsletter archive.

Overhauled portals
You can find more portals to work on at Portal:Contents/Portals and Category:All portals
New portals

Discussions and collaborations

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

See also

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Searching with regex online

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insource:/((Abraham)|(Abe)) Lincoln/

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For case insensitive searches, include an "i" after the closing forward slash.

Searching with regex offline

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Other methods of searching Wikipedia with regular expressions
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