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.

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For a listing of ongoing discussions and current requests, see the Dashboard.

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Help desk

Ask questions about how to use or edit Wikipedia

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The Teahouse

Friendly help for newcomers

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Reference desk

Ask research questions about any topic except Wikipedia itself

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WikiProjects

Work with other editors on a shared area of interest

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Dispute resolution

Get help resolving disputes


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Policy

Discuss existing and proposed policies

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Technical

Discuss technical issues about Wikipedia

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Proposals

Discuss new proposals that are not policy-related

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Idea lab

Incubate new ideas before formally proposing them

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WMF

Discuss issues involving the Wikimedia Foundation

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Miscellaneous

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: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.

Community bulletin board


Wikipedia Meetups
   June 2021 +/-
San Diego 68 (wiknic) June 5, 2021 (2021-06-05)
Australia (online) June 9, 2021 (2021-06-09)
London 171 (online) June 13, 2021 (2021-06-13)
South Africa 10 (hybrid) June 12, 2021 (2021-06-12)
San Diego 69 (Balboa Park)
& 70 (online)
June 19, 2021 (2021-06-19)
South Africa 9 (online) June 26, 2021 (2021-06-26)
BLT (online) June 27, 2021 (2021-06-27)
   July 2021 +/-
BLT (online) July 25, 2021 (2021-07-25)
Full Meetup Calendar • Events calendar on Meta
For meetups in other languages, see the list on Meta

This week's article for improvement is:

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Previous selections: Learned society · Trench · Pork chop

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

    • WikiProject Sweep, which aims to comprehensively review every article created in Wikipedia's early days to ensure basic conformity to modern standards, has been launched following a successful proposal at the WikiProject Council.
    • The Wikipedia Help Project seeks assistance expanding and improving the Task Center and other pages within the Help namespace.
    • 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!
    • WikiProject Spoken Wikipedia is looking for people who are interested in helping out in our project to get our articles into an audio format that can be used for any number of uses including, but not limited to, visually impaired or people who just prefer to listen to the article instead of reading it for whatever reason they choose. You can sign up here on our participant's page. We are also in need of native or fluent speakers so that everything is pronounced properly. You can sign up for the Pronunciation task force by adding your name as well as your languages of fluency to section 2.

    Technical news


    Group efforts and monthly projects

    Monthly projects

    • Guild of Copy Editors' blitz. The June 2021 editing blitz is a one-week long effort of the Guild of Copy Editors to reduce the backlog. This month's themes are: all requests and articles in the March and April backlogs. It begins on 20 June 2021, 00:00 (UTC) and ends on 26 June 2021, 23:59 (UTC).


    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!
    • WP:The Core Contest is a recurring six-week contest, starting on June 1 in 2021. The purpose is to give a boost to Wikipedia's most important articles, especially those that start out in a bad shape.
    • 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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