Welcome to Articles for improvement!
(And you thought all the juicy articles had already been written...)
We identify and collaborate upon underdeveloped articles that require improvement. Our goal is to use widespread collaborative editing to improve articles over a short time frame. So far, we have improved hundreds of articles; some have even been promoted to good or featured article status! Boldly edit the current article for improvement, or join the project today!
How to contributeEdit
- Check out the project's Articles for improvement page. Just start editing and help to improve our selected articles!
- You can nominate an article for us to work on.
- You may join the project by adding your name to the members list, and can sign up for weekly notices.
- If you have any questions, please feel free to ask at our talk page, and also at the Teahouse or Help desk.
- If you are new to Wikipedia, you may find Wikipedia's tutorial useful - it covers the basics of Wikipedia in under an hour.
- Be bold! Articles here can be edited at any time by all users, regardless of project membership status.
The project's four main tasks are to:
- Coordinate and collaborate to improve articles.
- Identify candidate articles.
- Select the order they appear on the community portal in the Articles for improvement section.
- Assess and track our accomplishments.
Articles follow the following process to be selected as an Article For Improvement:
- Articles are submitted and approved by participating editors at the nominations page.
- Successful nominations are listed at Wikipedia:Articles for improvement. Articles on the list page can be improved at any time.
- One article is randomly selected from the list of articles each week, which is placed in the schedule.
- A few weeks later, it's that article's turn to be the week's selected AFI article!
Some of our notable accomplishments include:
– See the Accomplishments page for additional articles.
The project member list is located at the Members page.
Our assessment criteria and procedure are explained on the Assessment page. Like many other WikiProjects, AFI assesses the articles it is involved with. Unlike other projects, we only assess the article's state before and immediately after its week of collaborative editing – that improvement is one (but not the only) measure of our success.
Automation and templatesEdit
AFI makes use of various templates. See the Automation page for details, including banners, talk page messages, user and project maintenance templates. The project's bot tasks are also listed here, currently undertaken by MusikBot.
Similar article improvement projects exist at various language versions of Wikipedia.
The archives page gives an overview of archived submissions and schedules. For unsuccessful nominations, archived by month, see Unsuccessful nominations for an index. For successfully nominated articles that were not selected to either be scheduled or kept in the List of articles area, see the List of articles archive. For articles that were scheduled and appeared as an "article for improvement", see the Schedule archive.
AFI Scheduling (automated checklist)
|1. Weekly page created
|2. Article specified
|3. Picture/file chosen
|4. Caption written
|It is currently week 49 of 2020. to refresh the checklist.
See the Project management page for information.
- reFill – Edits bare url references: adds title, dates, publisher, etc.
- Reflinks – Edits bare references: adds title/dates etc. to bare references
- Checklinks – Edit and repair external links
- Dab solver – Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
- Peer reviewer – Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.
- X!'s tools – Checks grammar and spelling (provided by LanguageTool) plus wikidata - displays page views and edit history