Wikipedia:WikiProject Philadelphia

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WikiProject Philadelphia is a project to better organize information in articles related to Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. This page and its subpages contain the suggestions and opinions of interested contributors; it is hoped that this project will help to focus and coordinate the efforts of all.

This WikiProject aims primarily to coordinate, organize and develop all Wikipedia activities concerning the City of Brotherly Love and the Delaware Valley. The parent of this WikiProject is WikiProject Cities.

To help, please inquire on the discussion page or look at the to-do list below.




  • Currently, none.

Articles for deletion

Redirects for discussion

Good article nominees

Articles to be merged

Philadelphia MeetupsEdit

Of interest to Wikipedians in travel distance of Philadelphia; We have periodic meetups in the Philadelphia area. Please watch our meetup page for details, and add yourself to the email list there.

Participants and primary areas of interestEdit

Usernames Numeric and A-L Usernames M-Z
  • Marketstel - Transportation, esp. mass transit; Architecture and notable buildings; History; Politics; Geography; Food, food culture, and dining out; general fact-checking and editing for style and tone
  • Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 16:16, 12 June 2013 (UTC) I live in Philadelphia and am very interested in women writers. See: A Celebration of Women Writers
  • Narsk (talk) - Philly politics, activism, public transit, history, power mapping and trying increase the quality of all Philly articles.
  • Newyorkadam General Philadelphia and Philadelphia sports articles
  • nfutvol Villanova University, Transit Systems
  • Nutiketaiel (talk) Northeast Philadelphia; Eagles; Government; Suburbs
  • O (talkedits) I will help with the western suburbs, West Philly, and University City.
  • Ocaasi t | c 02:08, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Ouanor Public transit (SEPTA), politics, business
  • Passdoubt | Talk
  • PAWiki Counties north of Philly (Bucks, Lehigh, Northampton), Philly sports (especially Eagles and Phillies), center city Philly and Philly-area people.
  • RunnerupNJ - design / layout, railroads (especially PRR), trolleys
  • SB_Johnny - Plants, bugs, gardens, etc. I primarily contribute to Wikiversity, but am active here and on other projects as well.
  • Shoessss Northeast neighborhoods
  • Skiasaurus
  • Smallbones History, NRHP, Museums, photos
  • Sm8900 History of America, History of Philadelphia, philadelphia sites, cultural institutions, neighborhoods, communities.
  • Mr. Spencer Kinkelaar Geography, neighborhoods, SEPTA, University of Pennsylvania, Downingtown
  • Spikebrennan
  • thnidu language, linguistics, general proofreading & editing
  • Waarmstr Churches, history, neighborhoods, linking articles to Philly Portal.

Presumed InactiveEdit

Usernames A-L Usernames M-Z
  • Magic (last contribution 2007)
  • Marphilly I'm from South Philly and attended Temple; I may be particularly helpful with those articles (last contribution 2008)
  • Maughangl (talk · contribs) I can be helpful with information on University City, Center City and the South Street area. (last contribution 2010)
  • MechBrowman (last contribution 2006)
  • Medvedenko (last contribution 2012)
  • meebly (last contribution 2005)
  • Pacdude (last contribution 2013)
  • Pastricide Neighborhoods, Philly stubs, organizing the Main Page | Talk (last contribution 2007)
  • Patricknoddy (last contribution 2007)
  • PYLrulz Ill help edit and fix up articles I run across. (last contribution 2012)
  • SearedIce Center City / University City / Penn's Landing / Suburbs of Philly (last contribution 2013)
  • Shawnthe1/ahwang Penn's landing, Center & University City! esp from May 2007 (last contribution 2006)
  • SteinbDJ Arts and culture (last contribution 2013)
  • Sylent Northern Philly burbs (last contribution 2011)
  • TheSab University City, general Philly photography (last contribution 2012)
  • Thoth Inner city neighborhoods, North Phil, Kenzo, etc. (last contribution 2008)
  • User:Thunderball15 Southwest Philly -- email me for my opinion (last contribution 2011)
  • Violarulez Free library, center city, Rittenhouse square, SEPTA, Chinatown, South Street. (last contribution 2013)


General strategy, goals, projects and discussion forumsEdit


  1. Improve Philadelphia to featured status.
  2. Standardization - Wikipedia:WikiProject Philadelphia/RulesStandards
  3. Building and consensus nomenclature for neighborhood articles, including elimination of all redlinks on List of Philadelphia neighborhoods.
  4. Standardization of articles relating to SEPTA.
  5. Updating Portal:Current events with Philly related items
  6. Updating wikinews:Portal:United_States with Philly related items

WikiProject ToDo listEdit

  To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Philadelphia: edit·history·watch·refresh· Updated 2017-09-20

  1. Recruit active membership
  2. Featured Articles
    1. Elevate Philadelphia to Featured Article status
    2. Send Liberty Bell through Peer review and act on feedback
    3. Send Independence Hall through Peer review and act on feedback
    4. Make sure all Peer Review suggestions/requests are acted upon before FAC
  3. Determine geographic scope
  4. Standardize neighborhood article names
  5. Identify other Delaware Valley-related articles in need of improvement
  6. Identify other Delaware Valley-related articles that are potential Featured Articles
  7. Create SEPTA station/route article title standards
  8. Improve upon Portal:Philadelphia part of the Wikiportals.
    1. Tag extant stubs with {{philadelphia-stub}}
  9. All articles in Category:People from Philadelphia should have this project's template placed on the page's discussion page.

Article requests listEdit

Portal maintenanceEdit



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Wikimedia PennsylvaniaEdit

Hello there!

We are now forming the first local Wikimedia Chapter in the United States: Wikimedia Pennsylvania. Our goals are to perform outreach and fundraising activities on behalf of the various Wikimedia projects. If you're interested in being a part of the chapter, or just want to know more, you can:


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