Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland

WikiProject Poland / Poland-related Wikipedia notice board
This project is designed to gather Wikipedians interested in Poland-related content, tools designed to help them, and offer a centralized place for relevant announcements and discussions.
If that sounds useful or fun, please watchlist this page and add your name to the participants list below.

This project prefers the English language. Please see the talk page for the noticeboard and ongoing discussions.

This noticeboard is a member of the

Wikipedia:Eastern European Wikipedians' notice board

See the complete list of other regional notice boards

Our articlesEdit

We take care of the tens of thousands of articles, about 88,000 at last count - that's close to 2% of all articles on the English Wikipedia! Here is a breakdown by quality and importance:

You are welcome to add more articles we missed to our project, and assess them. See #Templates for how to add articles to that list, Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland/Assessment for information on assessment, and Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland/Reviews for current request for a B-class review.

High qualityEdit

This is a list of our Featured, Good, DYK and ITN content.


Featured articlesEdit

Featured listsEdit

Featured picturesEdit

Good articlesEdit

Did you know? articlesEdit

In the News articlesEdit

Most popularEdit

Most popular (number of visit) Poland-related articles are here.

Our PortalEdit

You can visit our Portal:Poland.


Naming conventionsEdit

For guidelines on article naming and style, see the Wikipedia:Manual of Style (Poland-related articles) page (shortcut WP:MOSPOL).

Image copyright guideEdit

If you want to upload a possibly public domain Polish image, see here for a guide on what is in public domain, and which license templates to use.

Articles in need of improvementEdit

Articles tagged with various issues are listed in a sortable list at here (the on-wiki listing is no longer actively maintained). As of December 2010, 12570 or 18.7% were marked for cleanup. As of September 2012 that grew to 14790 or 20.3 % of (the also growing) total.

A frequently updated list of unreferenced biographies of living persons is here. As of September 2011 we have eliminated the backlog there, and as of September 2012 the list usually has between 0 to 2 articles. Adding referencing to living person bios is one of Wikipedia's priorities.

Article newsEdit

You can watchlist this feed by watchlisting Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland/Article alerts.

Generic Poland-related

Articles for deletion

Proposed deletions

  • 24 Sep 2020 – Wojciech Kotlarek (talk · edit · hist) was PRODed by Piotrus (t · c): The coverage (references, external links, etc.) does not seem sufficient to justify this article passing Wikipedia:General notability guideline and the more detailed Wikipedia:Notability (biographies) requirement. WP:BEFORE did not reveal any signifi ...

Categories for discussion

A-Class review

Requests for comments

Requested moves

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Articles for creation

Polish military history

A-Class review

Requests for comments

Requested moves

Articles to be merged


While deletions should also be available in the article news feed, you can also check and watchlist this dedicated page: Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Poland

New articles announcementsEdit

Newly created Poland-related articles are announced here (that page can be watchlisted). Click here for archival entries


  • Template:WikiProject Poland (short: {{WPPOLAND}}, full syntax: {{WikiProject Poland|class=|importance=}}) is our assessment template. Please add it to talk pages of all Poland-related articles, it is a key template that enables the article to be included in our article news, popularity ranking, project watchlist deletion discussion notifications the nifty quality and importance tables we have at the top of this page and other tools.
  • Use {{lang}} for Polish words or phrases, thus: {{lang|pl|Gmina Świnice Warckie}} will produce Gmina Świnice Warckie
  • The {{IPAc-pl}} template can be used to produce representations of Polish pronunciation.
  • When marking sources in Polish language, use {{In lang}} to produce (in Polish)
  • There is also a Portal:Poland/Welcome message box that can be used to notify new users about this noticeboard and our related projects. Just slap {{subst:Portal:Poland/Welcome}}--~~~~ on their usertalkpage - it has its own heading.
  • use {{Wikiquotelang}} to link Polish language wikiquote pages (often found on Polish Wikipedia articles). The full syntax is {{wikiquotelang|pl|article name|article name}} (yes, it seems you need to use article's name twice), for example {{wikiquotelang|pl|Stanisław Koniecpolski|Stanisław Koniecpolski}}
  • use {{Wikisourcelang}} just like Wikiquotelang above but for linking to Polish Wikisource articles.
  • Various other, less used templates are listed at Category:Poland templates


Please note we have two functioning userboxes:

Herb Polski.svgThis user is a member of WikiProject Poland.
Substitute: {{User WikiProject Poland}}

Substitute: {{User WPMILHIST Polish military history task force}}

You may also want to check the following userboxes:

Flag of Poland.svgThis user comes from Poland.
Substitute: {{User Poland}}

Flag of Poland.svgThis user has
Polish ancestry.
Herb Polski.svg
Substitute: {{User Polish Ancestry}}

Flag of Poland.svg This user is interested in Poland

Substitute: {{User:Piotrus/PolandInterest}}

Herb Polski.svg
This user hails from the homeland of vodka.
Substitute: {{User:Samotny Wędrowiec/Userboxes/Polish vodka}}

You can also declare your knowledge of Polish language with the WP:BABEL templates, such as:

plPolski jest językiem ojczystym tego użytkownika.
Substitute: {{User pl}}

For non-native speakers of Polish, just use User pl-1 (beginner) to pl-5 (professional)


In the spirit of kindness and recognition we strongly encourage the use of the following barnstars, awards and assorted goodies:

Image What to type Description Ribbon
The Barnstar of National Merit {{subst: The Barnstar of National Merit|message ~~~~}} The Barnstar of National Merit

The Barnstar of National Merit may be awarded to an editor who contributes significantly to expand or improve Wikipedia's coverage of any given country.
It may also be awarded to those who create a particularly fine article on the subject of Geography.

BoNM rib.png
The Polish Barnstar of National Merit, 1st Class {{subst:The Polish Barnstar of National Merit|message ~~~~}} The Polish Barnstar of National Merit, 1st Class

The Polish Barnstar of National Merit, 1st Class is a specific variant of the Barnstar of National Merit, which may be awarded to editors who contribututed significantly to expand or improve Wikipedia's coverage of Poland. The 1st Class award should be used for very significant contributions (for example, getting an article to FA level). In most cases, the 2nd Class (below) will be sufficient. As a rule of thumb, somebody should have already received a 2nd Class award before being eligible for the 1st Class.

BoNM - Poland rib (bronze star).png
The Polish Barnstar of National Merit, 2nd Class {{subst:The Polish Barnstar of National Merit 2|message ~~~~}} The Polish Barnstar of National Merit, 2nd Class

The Polish Barnstar of National Merit, 2nd Class is a specific variant of Barnstar of National Merit, which may be awarded to editors who contributed significantly to expand or improve Wikipedia's coverage of Poland. The 2nd Class can be given for various reasons, but if the contributor has done something really significant, and has already received this award, consider giving him or her a 1st Class award (above).

The Rosetta Barnstar {{subst:The Rosetta Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Rosetta Barnstar

The Rosetta Barnstar may be given to any editor who exhibits outstanding translation efforts on Wikipedia. In the case of the Poland-related Wikipedia notice board of course, translations to or from the Polish language are most relevant.

Rosetta Ribbon.png

See also pl:Wikipedia:Odznaczenia Wikipedii for other awards designed on Polish Wikipedia!

We also encourage the use of other awards for non-Poland specific contributions to Wikipedia!

Other toolsEdit

Historical (no longer actively maintained):

Participants listEdit

Active participantsEdit

To join WikiProject Poland, edit this section and insert the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest into the following list of participants in alphabetical order. Participants should also place participant identification on their user page.

  1. abcmaPoland - sport
  2. Abcmaxx
  3. Abhijay
  4. Acne_m
  5. Adamstasz
  6. afalbrig
  7. Ajh1492
  8. Akramm
  9. Alden Jones
  10. Aleksengland
  11. Andrew J.Kurbiko
  12. Anonymous Dissident
  13. Appleseed
  14. Arbustum
  15. Arbustum
  16. ArkadiuszEurope
  17. ArtInterventions
  18. Audirs8
  19. Balcer
  20. Bartekfm
  21. Bartekos
  22. Biala Gwiazda
  23. Blowski
  24. Boston999
  25. Boyau
  26. Camdan
  27. Charles Ratajczak
  28. CityElefant
  29. CoroneldelNorte
  30. Craftyanthropologist
  31. Daaviiid
  32. Damian Wieczorek
  33. Danim
  34. DarioTW
  35. Darwinek
  36. Dawid2009 (talk) 18:28, 17 August 2020 (UTC)
  38. DK4
  39. Easternknight
  40. Elonka
  41. Emax
  42. Estlandia
  43. Greg park avenue
  44. Halibutt
  45. Historiene
  46. IJA
  47. Indoles
  48. Ivankinsman
  49. Jakto
  50. JanderVK
  51. JanKokular
  53. Jniech
  54. John Mytton
  55. JRWalko
  56. Jubiline
  57. Kameal
  58. Kasjanek21
  59. Kaszubian
  60. KatLos
  61. Kcdlp
  62. Kiejstut9
  63. Kiwusek
  64. Kmicic
  65. Konradr
  66. Kotniski
  67. Kowalmistrz
  68. Kpalion
  69. Kpjas
  70. Krupski Oleg
  71. Krzyzowiec
  72. Lajsikonik
  73. Lantuszka
  74. Lockoom
  75. Lostontheprairie
  76. Logologist
  77. Lysy
  78. Maed
  79. Malik Shabazz
  80. Marcin Suwalczan
  81. Marek69
  82. Marekchelsea
  83. Mareklug
  84. Markvs88
  85. Masssly
  86. Mathiasrex
  87. Mayast
  88. Mike70n9
  89. Mikej007
  90. Misza13
  91. MJSplant
  92. MKpro
  93. Montessquieu
  94. Mrodowicz
  95. MyMoloboaccount
  96. Mynek
  97. N Oneemuss
  98. N Swd
  99. Nadamisad
  100. Natanieluz (talk · contribs) 15:32:22, 10 May 2020 (UTC)  - politics, gov-related, justice
  101. Nicnote
  102. Olaf222222244
  103. Oleola
  104. Olessi
  105. Oliszydlowski
  106. Oliwier1111
  107. OLLSZCZ
  109. Orczar
  110. Orestek
  111. P.pilecki
  112. Parslad
  113. Partisan1
  114. Patricknoddy
  115. Pawel bielsko
  116. Pernambuko
  117. Piast93
  118. pieandcheeseandcereal
  119. Pilecka
  120. Piotrus
  121. Poeticbent
  122. Przemub
  123. PS.
  124. Ptashytz
  125. Pundit
  126. Pustelnik
  127. Radomil
  128. Radzinski
  129. Rejedef
  130. Rjensen
  131. Rklisowski
  132. Robsuper
  133. roo72
  134. Runab
  135. Rzuwig
  136. Sarmata
  137. Severo
  138. Skoranka
  139. Sławobóg (talk · contribs) 08:27:56, 18 May 2020 (UTC) 
  140. Sobiepan
  141. Soyalex
  142. Starzynka
  143. SylwiaS
  144. Syrenab
  145. T Magierowski
  146. Tanessi
  147. The Hitch22
  148. TheMitochondriaBoi - Insert joke here.
  149. Tom Szczepanik
  150. Tomeczek
  151. Trivelt
  152. Tymek
  153. Umedard
  154. UninventiveWithUsernames
  155. Vecrumba
  156. Visor
  157. Volunteer Marek
  158. Whiteman
  159. Witkacy
  160. Wnuk-pl
  161. Wroman
  162. Wronkiew
  163. Poland236
  164. Zadora13
  165. MozeTak (talk · contribs) 05:44:34, 4 November 2019 (UTC) 
  166. Bob not snob (talk · contribs) 15:16:24, 24 November 2019 (UTC) 
  167. Nyx86

Former participantsEdit

Thank you for your help! Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

  1. Belissarius - Deceased Wikipedian
  2. Buaidh (talk · contribs) 17:28:56, 8 May 2019 (UTC) - Not yet dead.

Participant identificationEdit

WikiProject Poland participants should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject Poland participants.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject Poland participants]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Poland}}
Herb Polski.svgThis user is a member of WikiProject Poland.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Poland}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Poland|invite}} linked pages

For other Poland user templates see Category:Poland user templates.

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