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WikiProjects should be able to shout from the rooftops!

This is the page for Wikipedians wishing to sign their project(s) up to an automated WikiProject announcement system.

OverviewEdit

WikiProject volunteers put in a lot of time and energy into Wikipedia. The growth of the WikiProject is inevitably recognised within the project itself, but unfortunately this growth is rarely known amongst other Wikipedians. In theory, the propagation of statistics about the burgeoning WikiProject should be supported by the Announcements page. In reality, however, this seems to have remarkably little on it, and has even been thought of as an archive (which it isn't!). To rectify this, the process for showing off the effort members of a project have put in needs to be made much simpler. It is my belief that projects should get their announcements relayed automatically as well as manually.

I hope you agree with me! - Jarry1250 (t, c) 21:19, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

How to sign a project upEdit

All the members of the project must do is to specify:

  • What numbers they would like measuring e.g. Good articles covered by the project.
  • How best to get these figures e.g. GAs might all be found together in one category
  • What milestones these figures should be compared to. A large WikiProject might feel reaching 100,000 is significant; a small WikiProject might celebrate serving 100 articles.

A bot will run at least once a week, checking to see if the project has surpassed a milestone. If it has, it will be recorded on the announcements page.

WikiProjects are allowed multiple entries. Some suggestions:

  • Featured article count
  • Featured sound/image count
  • Good article count
  • Total article count

Sign my project up!Edit

If you would like to sign up now, and you think consensus has been reached / you can speak on behalf of your respective project(s), give the project's details below. The details you should give are listed above, in the overview section.

  • WikiProject Example, Category:Featured examples, 25, 50, 75, 100
  • WikiProject Example, Category:Examples, 500, 1000, 1500, 2000
  • WikiProject Politics/American politics, Category:FA-Class American politics articles, 20, 30, 35, 40. . .
  • WikiProject Politics/American politics, Category:GA-Class American politics articles, 25, 30, 35, 40. . .
  • WikiProject Politics/American politics, Category:A-Class American politics articles, 2, 4, 6, 8. . .
Projects already added (see for inspiration).
  Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 11:55, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 11:55, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done (some categories empty at the moment I think, but that's not a problem.) - Jarry1250 (t, c) 11:55, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 11:55, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 11:55, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 11:55, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
Cirt's suggestions   Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 15:10, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
Will do once I've found an easy way to do template transclusion counts. - Jarry1250 (t, c) 11:55, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
Addendum - For WP:LAKES - Please also add the quality statistic updates for FA/GAs, from Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Lakes articles by quality statistics - milestones would be 10 FAs, 20, 30... and 10 GAs, 20, 30... Thanks, Cirt (talk) 14:13, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done GAs and FAs done for now, as most uncontroversial. - Jarry1250 (t, c) 15:30, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Featured articles - Total number of featured articles, see {{FA number}} - Milestones (every 500): 2500, 3000, 3500, 4000, 4500, 5000... Cirt (talk) 18:23, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Good articles - Total number of good articles, see {{GA number}} - Milestones (every 500): 6000, 6500, 7000, 7500, 8000... Cirt (talk) 18:24, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 19:57, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done - it took me 23 minutes to work out you'd duplicated the space in the middle, and that's why it wasn't working. I really need more sleep. - Jarry1250 (t, c) 20:59, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 20:59, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 22:03, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 16:29, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
The above two will have to wait a little while I'm afraid Cirt, as they do take a little more time to code. - Jarry1250 (t, c) 20:59, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
No worries. :) Cirt (talk) 21:00, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
Do they? The number of featured topics = the size of this category. The number of good topics = the size of this category - rst20xx (talk) 00:49, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
You wouldn't have guessed from the names of the categories. Will investigate and add later. - Jarry1250 (t, c) 07:48, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 20:27, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
-RunningOnBrains 04:49, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 20:27, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 10:49, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
I know a couple of the above are currently in excess of the lowest limits I've provided, but our WikiProject is undergoing some housecleaning, thus I expect some of these numbers to actually go down as we more stringently inspect them. Thanks you. hornoir (talk) 22:33, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done, for now at least. - Jarry1250 (t, c) 08:44, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 09:29, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done, ages ago. Forgot to tick it off! - Jarry1250 (t, c) 09:29, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done, ages ago. Forgot to tick it off! - Jarry1250 (t, c) 09:29, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done, ages ago. Forgot to tick it off! - Jarry1250 (t, c) 09:29, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
  Done, ages ago. Forgot to tick it off! - Jarry1250 (t, c) 09:29, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Too late? Too late? What do you take me for, a second-class programmer? ;)   Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 14:53, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
All   Done. - Jarry1250 (t, c) 15:12, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Number of articles in Good topics and Featured topics - Number of articles in FTs = this category, number of articles in GTs = this category. Please update both every increment of 100. For featured topics: 700, 800, 900, 1000... and for good topics: 300, 400, 500, 600... rst20xx (talk) 11:59, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
I'd already added the ability to do these, but never got around to actually adding them (or I accidentally overwrote my changes). Hold on a sec... you said in GT was equal to the number of articles listed in Mid-importance. Has this now changed? - Jarry1250 (t, c) 17:31, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
OK. Top = number of featured topics. High = number of unique articles in featured topics. Mid = number of good topics. Low = number of unique articles in good topics. I believe you've already done Top and Mid. It would be good to do all four :) rst20xx (talk) 15:00, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
Sorry for being so slow on the uptake. Right: they have now all been added correctly, I promise.   Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 17:57, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
per WT:MSE 76.66.203.138 (talk) 15:30, 14 November 2010 (UTC)
06:06, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
Sven Manguard Talk 07:02, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
06:06, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
Sven Manguard Talk 07:02, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Chris! ct 01:31, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

  Done - Jarry1250 (t, c) 19:11, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
Sorry to interlude, but looking at this, it appears Category:Quality chess articles was created to create a count of the number of FA+GA+A-class articles in the Chess WikiProject, just for this bot. Can't we just delete the category, and instead have the bot add up the three separate categories? (I don't know what the bot does, but to do this in parser functions: 31). The Quality category is completely redundant - rst20xx (talk) 19:49, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
Seeing as though I'm going to recode the whole bloody thing so yours can add up multiple categories, why not? ;) Actually, I'm not incredibly familiar with the whole WikiProject category management issue, best contact whoever it was that added the above. - Jarry1250 (t, c) 20:01, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
Oh right, I assumed the bot could do that already! Sorry :/ Well at any rate, I already contacted SyG and pointed him here - rst20xx (talk) 20:37, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
Well, I confirm I have created the Category:Quality chess articles only for this bot (although the cat could possibly be useful for other things, I don't know). Even the creation of this cat was not as easy as could have thought, as the discussion on the Village Pump shows. If you prefer another way of doing it, I am more than happy to learn.
More importantly: many thanks Jarry for this bot ! SyG (talk) 10:57, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
Lionel (talk) 12:36, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
All of the above   Done - Jarry1250 [Weasel? Discuss.] 19:03, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
Old requests currently on-hold.
Will do later today (just need to customise the message). - Jarry1250 (t, c) 11:55, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
Actually, I tried it and found it slowed the whole process down by a load, so I think it would be best to announce it manually. Sorry. - Jarry1250 (t, c) 15:30, 2 February 2009 (UTC)