The Animal collaboration is a coordinated effort by WikiProject Animals to improve Wikipedia's animal-related content. However, being a member of WikiProject Animals is not a prerequisite for participation in this collaboration (nor, of course, is participation a requirement for membership in the WikiProject). All Wikipedians, regardless of their level of expertise on the subject, are welcome to contribute.
Aside from the main benefit of creating better animal articles on Wikipedia, it is hoped that the successful execution of this initiative will a) Attract new editors to work on the Project; b) Improve the writing skills of existing editors; and c) Demonstrate the value of collaboration on Wikipedia. The ultimate goal of the Animal Collaboration is to get at least one animal or animal-related article featured every couple of months. This is currently a draft to see how well it would work.
Nomination procedure edit
Any user may nominate an article to be collaborated upon. Nominees should:
- Be about any animal or directly animal-related topic.
- Need a significant amount of work in terms of content, organization, prose, etc.
- Not be in any edit conflict.
If you would like to nominate an article, please add it at the bottom of the list of nominees along with a short note describing why you think it should be chosen.
Please use the following code when nominating an article.
''Nominated [[MONTH DAY]], [[YEAR]];''
- (sign with four tildes)
- (put your reason for nomination, sign again)
Please use the following code when voting to support an article.
Please list nominees below using the code laid out in the above section. Newer nominees should be placed on the bottom of the list. Feel free to vote for as many nominees as you wish, but only once per nomination. Please only vote to indicate support, do not vote in the negative. If you like, add a comment in the comment's section under nomination, or on the collaboration talk page. Articles will remain on the list for 3 months, after which time the list will be blanked/refreshed and voting started anew. This will next occur on March 26th. For the current collaboration, see the template at the top of the page.
Nominated June 20, 2012
- This is a former featured article, and so we should try to get it back up to featured article status. There is no reason that an article with such a popular topic as a cat, felis domesticus, should not be at the very least A-status currently. Brambleberry of RiverClan Chat ♠ Watch 22:13, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
Nominated May 28, 2016
Comment: this is a very high-importance article and I want to see this become a GA-class article. Right now, it's barely passing B-class, the bottom half needs expansion, and there's a large unreferenced section.17:55, 28 May 2016 (UTC)
Featured Articles edit
These articles have become featured! In the unlikely event that an animal article is removed from the FA list, please add a note below but DO NOT remove it from the list.