Wikipedia:WikiProject England

WikiProject England
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Welcome to WikiProject England! Some Wikipedians have formed a Project to improve and organise articles which relate to England. We are dedicated to improving these articles and if you would like to help, please add your name to the participants!

Goals edit

  • Improve the coverage of English parishes to more than just one line by adding photos and infoboxes where appropriate
  • To better organise and link together England related articles throughout Wikipedia (festivals, customs etc.) so that they can be more easily explored by interested laymen
  • Increase the detail of articles about English including illustrations and photos where appropriate
  • Set a common style for English related articles
  • Improve the article England to featured status.
  • Ensure that sub articles like Education in England and Geography of England are to a high standard, whilst not using too much from the similar articles at History of the United Kingdom.
  • English city and town articles such as London to a high standard.
  • Fulfill requests for photos in Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in England

Announcements and open tasks edit

  • <feel free to add tasks here>
  • Wymington - Trying to build out article. Needs work on late 19th and early 20th century history, geography, and demography. Built up from next to nothing, would like to get this to B or GA standard one day. Unfortunately I'm running into a bit of a wall with sourcing...turns out, there might just not be that much terribly interesting that's happened in a small village in north Bedfordshire in the last 200 years! nf utvol (talk) 03:04, 2 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  • Fives working on article, hopefully to bring up to Good status. Started work, already doubled the article, any help is welcome. (Needs more info on history, rules, and playing abroad). Frzzl (talk) 17:04, 3 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  • Sherborne_School: One of the classic British public schools. Much of the article is a copyvio from an old brochure. (See Talk:Sherborne_School#Copyvio) There are some conflict of interest problems. (See Wikipedia:Conflict_of_interest/Noticeboard#User:SherborneArchives_reported). And, amusingly, there seems to be a slow-motion edit war between the school management, which wants to join the 21st century, and the old boys' association (their website: [1]), which wants to focus on the Good Old Days (of cold showers and hazing, perhaps[2]). This needs some good edits by an interested but neutral party. --John Nagle (talk) 17:48, 18 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  • Anglophobia: needs input on whether what I have added ([[3]]) should remain in this article, or needs to be changed in some way. I'd also appreciate it if someone could add material about Anglophobia outside the United Kingdom.
  • The Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell article was promoted to Featured article. Read the argumentation in the comments. Wim van Dorst (Talk) 20:13, 21 April 2007 (UTC).[reply]
  • United Kingdom - Split off parts in sub articles.
  • Downing Street memo - need some tidying up, fleshing out of lead and trim of ext links but has 60 references
  • Victorian architecture - article extremely biased towards architecture in the USA. See Talk:Victorian architecture for details. --Kudpung (talk) 12:15, 12 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  • Joan Pujol Garcia - The Spanish WWII double-agent better known as GARBO. Awarded both an MBE from George VI and the Iron Cross by Hitler. Convinced Germans that Normandy was a diversion. Submitted for Good Article status, trying to get featured in time for D-Day anniversary. K8 fan (talk) 00:44, 20 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Re-rated to B Class. Thanks! How can we get it to GA class in the opinion of those more knowledgeable about the subject's importance to the history of England? K8 fan (talk) 02:17, 1 April 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  •   Scunthorpe could be nominated for GA if the long-tagged refs problems were sorted.--Robert EA Harvey (talk) 07:48, 18 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • House of Commons of England needs to be expanded. I was surprised that it is such a short article. Much more history needs to be added, and things like when did the election of its members started, what were the requirements to be a voter, and how these changed through time. Thinker78 (talk) 07:35, 5 December 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Special request edit

  • Thousands and thousands of articles are located in Category:England and all of its sub-categories and they all need tagging using {{WPE}} and rating for class and importance, for example to rate an article as top importance and class A, you would type {{WPE|class=A|importance=Top}}, for the class there is a range of different types, the following is a list of them:
  • A - An excellent article - above Good article status (The article does not have to have been given GA status to be classed as A)
  • GA - The article has been officially reviewed by a non-editor to the article and has been given the official good article status
  • B - A well written article but lacking certain information, however still of a high standard, with references.
  • C - The article is better than a start, gives a reasonable coverage of subject but is incomplete, is wikified, has some refs, but lacking in style & layout.
  • Start - The article is more than just a stub but needs a lot of work doing to it, possible work includes wikifying etc.
  • Stub - The article is very short yet explains the title and gives enough information but more information could be added.

Importance edit

  • Top - This is for very high importance articles (e.g. London) which are widely recognised.
  • High - High importance articles which are recognised but not as well known as - for example the capital of a country.
  • Mid - Articles and people/places etc. in which are recognised nationally but not internationally.
  • Low - Articles about places just within the local community and not internationally known, (e.g. A local school).

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What to type What it produces Uses
 England NA‑class
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject England, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of England on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
NAThis article has been rated as NA-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
To be placed on article talk pages, designates that an article is within the scope of the Project, articles can also be rated to find their overall quality and importance.
{{WPE-Member}} Optional large banner in which users can display on their Userpage telling viewers that they are a member of the Project, can replace the Userbox or be an addition to it,
  Hello! I thought you may be interested in joining WikiProject England. We work on creating, expanding and making general changes to England related articles. If you would be interested in joining feel free to visit the Project Page!. Thank You.
To be placed on User talk pages of users who you have noticed contribute regularly to England related articles, if they decide to join they will list themselves on the list of participants
{{User WP England}} Designates that a User is a member of this Wikiproject. This can be used instead or as well as the above banner.
{{User WPEngland}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject England
Also designates that a User is a member of this Wikiproject.
{{English Barnstar}}
  The English Barnstar of National Merit
this WikiAward was given to {{subst:PAGENAME}} by ~~~ on ~~~~~
To be awarded to users who are greatly involved in the project

Portals edit

Candidates edit

New articles edit

Please feel free to list your new England-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box the Main Page.

  1. Water supply and sanitation in England
  2. Todenham User:Acabashi new article
  3. Belsar's Hill User:Wasechun tashunka As per request
  4. Crowfield, Suffolk User:JonS1950 Improving a stub-article. 21:03 15 October 2012 (UTC)
  5. Industrial novel Rwood128 (talk) 13:10, 14 October 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  6. British regional literature Rwood128 (talk) 13:10, 14 October 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  7. List of English Electoral Wards by Constituency - just thought it might fit in. 07bargem (talk) 14:34, 5 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Belmont Castle, England – current DYK nomination. Voceditenore (talk) 14:59, 24 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Jack Barnes - Current DYK nom (my first). WFCforLife (talk) 00:53, 1 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

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Portals that have been put up for deletion, but are of sufficient utility to be used by project editors to expand and improve topic coverage and quality are listed here:

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