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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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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:

Liquor

Previous selections: Pork tenderloin · Bulletproofing · Squash (sport)

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


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
   June 2022 +/-
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)
Johor 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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