Wikipedia:WikiProject Bangladesh

Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Bangladesh. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

Scope edit

This wikiproject focuses on creation, improvement and promotion of Bangladesh-related articles in Wikipedia. The scope of the project includes Bangladeshi culture, way of life, geography, people, history and society.

For a list of current articles see here.

Participants edit

Please feel free to add your name to this list here if you would like to join the project; you are also encouraged to participate in any of our descendant WikiProjects that might interest you.

Outline of knowledge edit

Reviewing AFDs edit

Add the page Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Bangladesh to your watchlist to receive notifications of Bangladesh related articles that are nominated for deletion.

Keep the list updated by adding any relevant AFD nominations you may come across and remove any that have been closed.

Things to do edit

A big task edit

Place the WikiProject Bangladesh banner on the DISCUSSION (aka "TALK") PAGE of every Bangladesh and Bengal related entry. Here is how to do this:

  1. Go to Category:Bangladesh or Category:Bengal. These pages will not have all Bangladesh related pages, but are good places to start.
  2. Open a Bangladesh related page (most won't have banners yet).
  3. Open the "Talk" page by hitting the tab at the top of the window.
  4. If the banner is there, do nothing. If not, open the page for editing by hitting the "Edit" tab at the top of the Talk page.
  5. Copy this text - {{WikiProject Bangladesh}} - to the top of the page.
  6. Hit the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.

A list of all pages currently with this banner can be found at Category:WikiProject Bangladesh articles. For a systematic category tree check Wikipedia:WikiProject Bangladesh/Categorization.

You can do more to the {{WikiProject Bangladesh}} banner. For additional information check Template:WikiProject Bangladesh. If an article included in Category:WikiProject Bangladesh articles is assessed as B or higher you may try adding {{Portal|Bangladesh}} to the article page, under a section called "See also" or "External links".

Article alerts edit

Articles for deletion

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Categories for discussion

Files for discussion

Good article nominees

Requests for comments

Requested moves

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Articles for creation

Templates edit


To award a participant with a barnstar you may make use of - {{subst:WikiProject Bangladesh/barnstar|message ~~~~}}. It would look something like:

  The Bangladeshi Barnstar of National Merit
I award this barnstar for your outstanding contribution to Bangladesh related article. Bangladeshi Wikipedian 19:27, 11 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]
 Stub templates
 Navigation templates
International relations

To attract other Wikipedians to work for WikiProject Bangladesh, you may use the following advertisement banner on your userpage or talk page:

Wikipedia:WikiProject Bangladesh

Use the following code:


Image:Qxz-ad90.gif|center|Wikipedia:WikiProject Bangladesh
default [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Bangladesh|Wikipedia:WikiProject Bangladesh]]
desc none


Also, please feel free to invite your friends and relatives with academic interest to visit Wikipedia and contribute to Bangladesh related articles.

Adopt an article scheme edit

For an extensive list of articles pertaining to this project see Category:WikiProject Bangladesh articles

Similar to the Collaboration of the week, but on a smaller scale, you might want to "adopt" an article. This would involve doing the research, writing, formatting and adding images (if possible) for either a non-existent article, a stub or a very short article. Of course, everyone else can still edit an adopted article, and you can work on other things too, but the idea is to find a focus for a while, to try and build up the number of quality articles the Project has produced. If you have adopted an article, please, feel free to add that information here.

Guidelines edit

The goal of Wikipedia is to become a complete, accurate encyclopaedia. The three major content policies (verifiability, no original research and a neutral point of view) and notability contain important advise and rules on how to achieve accuracy, so careful fact checking is strongly recommended. Remain objective as possible. The point and ideal of Wikipedia is to create an encyclopaedic neutral body of knowledge. Avoid using the first-person point of view (emphasising the facts; not the editor). Explain the evidence (from the links and references) and explain the reasons of any conclusions. Remember, Wikipedia is not about just writing whatever is true (See: Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not), it is about writing whatever can be verified as truth. See Wikipedia:Citing sources for why we cite sources, and Wikipedia:Citation templates for ways of citing sources properly.

Don't over-categorize edit

Having added an article to, say, Category:Massacres in Bangladesh, there's no need to also add that article to Category:War crimes in Bangladesh, Category:Bangladesh Liberation War, Category:History of Bangladesh or Category:Bangladesh. The category hierarchy expresses the fact that every article about Massacres in Bangladesh is an article about War crimes in Bangladesh and an article Bangladesh Liberation War.

Public domain photographs edit

According to Bangladesh copyright act of 2000 (covered by The Daily Star), all photographs enter the public domain after sixty years counted from the beginning of the following calendar year after they were first published (i.e. as of 2011, prior to 1 January 2051). Try to upload as many such images as relevant and tag them with {{PD-Bangladesh}}.

According to the Bangladesh copyright act of 2000 (covered by The Daily Star), artistic recreations of public architecture and art work are exceptions to the rights of authors. The Copyright Act provides certain exceptions to infringement. The objective of these provisions is to enable the encouragement of private study and research and promotion of education. Feel free to upload as many such images as relevant and tag them with {{FoP-Bangladesh}}.

Sources edit

The goal of Wikipedia is to become a complete, accurate encyclopedia. Verifiability is an important tool to achieve accuracy, so it is strongly recommended to check facts. However, don't be too keen to remove unverified information at the cost of completeness. Wikipedia does not publish original research. Its content is determined by previously published information rather than the beliefs or experiences of its editors. Even if you're sure something is true, it must be verifiable before you can add it. All material in Wikipedia mainspace, including everything in articles, lists and captions, must be verifiable. All quotations, and any material whose verifiability has been challenged or is likely to be challenged, must include an inline citation that directly supports the material. If no reliable third-party sources can be found on a topic, Wikipedia should not have an article on it.

Levels of references edit

  • Primary sources: Primary sources are original materials.
  • Secondary sources: In scholarship, a secondary source is a document or recording that relates or discusses information originally presented elsewhere. Base articles largely on reliable secondary sources. (For more information, see the Primary, secondary, and tertiary sources section of the No original research policy, and the Misuse of primary sources section of the BLP policy)
  • Tertiary sources: Constitute index and/or textual condensation of primary and secondary sources. Some examples of tertiary sources are almanacs, guide books, survey articles, timelines, and user guides. Depending on the topic of research, a scholar may use a bibliography, dictionary, or encyclopedia as either a tertiary or a secondary source.

Tools edit

Main tool page:
  • refill - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • makeref - Get references in wiki format for news articles, journal papers, websites, books etc.

Watchlists edit