Wikipedia:WikiProject Prince Edward Island

IntroductionIntroduction Edit

This WikiProject aims to organize, improve the quality, and provide accurate information in an established, community-driven, Wikipedia standard for the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada, and its related articles, such as cities, geography, transport, culture, education, history &c. The importance of these articles for new users, researchers, students, and educators, in the pursuit of accumulated knowledge will be accomplished through our efforts in providing a consistent format and standard to our articles. 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 participate, please follow the instruction on the to do list .

Scope and Motivation Scope and Motivation Edit

Help Edit

We need your help! If you are a resident, expat, or have some knowledge about Prince Edward Island or a related article, YOU can:

Structure Edit

Please use Banners, Templates (with rankings), Categories and User boxes.

For general guidance on article structure

  1. always start articles with a standardized template; see Infobox template
  2. create the relevant sections in the article
  3. add a photo
  4. below any See also and External links sections, insert (don't subst!) the appropriate navigation bar
  5. below the navigation bar, if necessary, insert (don't subst!) one of the appropriate stub template:
  6. lastly, at the bottom of the article should be the appropriate categories (more on this below)
  7. on the very top of the article's talk page, use the template {{WikiProject Canada|class= |importance= | pe=yes }} For more information and categories: Wikiproject Canada Template
  8. Create an article introduction which summarizes the content of the whole article, and every section.

 For Wikiproject Prince Edward Island pages Edit

Prince Edward Island articles are rated via the article's talk page template used in this manner: {{WikiProject Canada|class= |importance= | pe=yes }}

  • Please check the Wikiproject Canada Template directly when adding the PEI WP template to the talk page of PEI articles, to add any related work groups such as cangov, ppap, riding, canlaw, education, tvshow, music, road!
  • For articles needing photos to improve the quality use the {{reqphotoin|Prince Edward Island}} banner.

  Templates Edit

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Prince Edward Island/Templates

Try to add a Prince Edward Island Canadian Template to each article. Where one of the above is not available use a generic topic template.

  • All settlements in Prince Edward Island should use {{Infobox Settlement}}. This infobox provides a consistent look between the various types settlements in Prince Edward Island and to settlements in the other parts of Canada like Toronto, Montreal, St. John's, and Edmonton. The default "settlement_type" is city, but it can be changed to reflect any type of settlement, like counties, towns, villages, etc. {{Infobox Settlement}} also has a super imposable dot map feature that allows a map to be used with any settlement in Prince Edward Island.
  • {{Template:Infobox road}} for example use the infobox road template for your new Prince Edward Island Road article creations.

Members Edit

Active members Edit

To join WikiProject Prince Edward Island, edit this section and insert the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest into the following list of members in alphabetical order. Members should also place member identification on their user page.

  1. Erigalle (talk · contribs): another member of the PEI diaspora
  2. HistoryBuff2 (talk · contribs)
  3. Ivanvector (talk · contribs), from away
  4. Kburke559 (talk · contribs)
  5. MTLskyline (talk · contribs), Montreal (spend about a month per year in PEI)
  6. Overlasting Peace (talk · contribs)
  7. Plasma_east (talk · contribs)
  8. Qyd (talk · contribs)
  9. SriMesh (talk · contribs)
  10. Shy Canadian (talk · contribs)
  11. Status (talk · contribs), born and raised in PEI!
  12. Ultimograph5 (talk · contribs)
  13. ZydrateSupporter (talk · contribs)
  14. Vinegarymass911 (talk · contribs)

Former members Edit

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

  1. drbn (talk · contribs)

Member identification Edit

Members of WikiProject Prince Edward Island should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject Prince Edward Island members.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject Prince Edward Island members]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Prince Edward Island}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Prince Edward Island}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Prince Edward Island|invite}} linked pages

For other Prince Edward Island user templates see Category:Prince Edward Island user templates.

Tips Tips Edit

To get an article to featured article status, make sure to follow these steps to ensure all articles we submit to Featured article candidates meet the FA criteria. All of these apply to almost any good article, so keep them in mind when editing even outside of Prince Edward Island articles. The suggestions are:

I. Write a good lead. Be sure to write a lead that concisely summarizes the entire article into one or two paragraphs which make sense to someone who may know nothing about the subject.
II. Use good spelling and grammar. This is a very important aspect of an article. Many browsers support spell checking.
III. Use footnotes. Take advantage of the footnote ability Wikipedia has, instead of including html links inside the context include them as footnotes. See Wikipedia:Footnotes on how to use them.
IV. Use images if possible. Images enhance articles greatly, but only use them when they are necessary, and ensure that their copyright status has been specified and we are allowed to use it on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia:Images for more information.
V. Use references. This is an encyclopedia, so remember to include a ==References== section listing websites, newspapers, articles, books and other sources you used to write the article. An article will not get accepted as a featured article candidate if it is missing references. See Wikipedia:Verifiability, Wikipedia:Cite_sources and Wikipedia:References.
VI. Stay on topic. Many articles are criticized for length; sticking to the subject matter helps eliminate this.
VI. Keep it simple. Remember that the average reader should be able to comprehend the erudition. Although you should use a broad vocabulary of regular, non-technical terms, do not provide such a quantity of locutions as to impel those who aspire to derive serviceable information from the article to consult a dictionary.
VII. Use common sense. You should know what perfect articles look like. They cover everything they should without going on forever. Common sense could have told you almost all of the items mentioned above. Ultimately, assume good faith, be bold, and go out there and write some good Prince Edward Island articles.

To do To do Edit

1. Expand articles listed in:

1a. *Category:Prince Edward Island stubs

1b. *Category:Prince Edward Island geography stubs

2. Organize list structure and add to list of needed articles:

2a.*WikiProject Prince Edward Island/Article requests

3. Check for and do needed articles at:

3a.*WikiProject Prince Edward Island/Article requests

3b. Establish collaborations and improvements for Prince Edward Island related articles

4. Photo Requests For Prince Edward Island-related articles needing a photograph, use {{Image requested|in=Prince Edward Island}} in the talk page, which adds the article needing a photo to Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Prince Edward Island. You can help Wikipedia by uploading freely licensed photographs for these articles to Wikimedia Commons.

The Free Image Search Tool may be able to locate suitable images on other web sites.

The Image Existence Checker shows articles in this list that have images.


5. Map Requests Use {{reqmapin|Prince Edward Island}} on talk page of articles needing maps which will list maps needed at: Category:Wikipedia requested maps in Prince Edward Island. As an alternative to a map use the decimal version of Coordinates: 52°8'25"N 106°34'17"W and place such into this formula; for example this code {{geolinks-Canada-streetscale|52.140278|-106.571389}} at

6. Update census demographic information to the 2006 Census version on community pages and remove {{Template:Update}}. This is a template for this; just modify the appropriate variables for the community profile in question. {{Canada_CP_2006|pop=206,900|popDelta=+1.6%|landArea=176.6|popDensity=1,326.8|medianAge=34.3|medianAgeM=33.1|medianAgeF=35.5|privateDwell=84,281|medianHHIncome=41,991}}

7. Review existing assessment of articles and reassess following Assessment guidelines. Clarify assessment criteria at Assessment guidelines

8. Place banners on talk pages and rate Prince Edward Island articles via the banner placed upon the article's talk page template this way: {{WikiProject Canada|class= |importance= | pe=yes }} For more information see the Prince Edward Island wikiproject Assessment page.

9. Articles which contain the word Prince Edward Island or are Prince Edward Island related which have error template tags on them. To Do listing Please clean up articles, remove tag, and remove from both lists on page.

10. Here are some of the many PEI categories (drill to sub and parent categories as well) where you can look for untagged articles and articles to expand:

Article alerts Edit

Categories for discussion

Category Tree Edit

Recognized content Edit

  Featured Content Edit

Moved this section to the new Assessment page!

Did you know? Edit

If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created or substantially expanded article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.|


Recognition and awards Edit

Awards and Barnstars: To award a WikiProject Prince Edward Islandn Barnstar add {{subst:WPPE Barnstar|message ~~~~}} to the user's talk page.

Wikipedia:WikiProject Prince Edward Island
                      WikiProject Prince Edward Island Barnstar
WikiProject Prince Edward Island barnstars are the official award for outstanding, extensive, high-quality, or generally valued contributions to WikiProject Prince Edward Island Or they can be awarded by anyone, to anyone who has showed significant efforts to improve WikiProject Prince Edward Island.


The Golden Maple Leaf Award

Award for editors that contribute to Canada and Prince Edward Island related projects and topics. --Qyd (talk) 21:05, 17 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Resources Edit

The following sources obtainable from subscription databanks for the periods indicate contain information relevant to this project. The specific material may be in citation, abstract, or full text format. To obtain information, send me an e-mail indicating the e-mail address to send to, as well as either the specific subject or the titles and dates requested, and I will forward what I find. John Carter (talk) 19:52, 13 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Acadiana, Inc. (1985)
  • Acadiensis (2000-on)
  • Arts Atlantic (1989-2004)
  • Atlantic Advocate (1988-1992)
  • Atlantic Books Today (2001-on)
  • Atlantic Business (1985-1989)
  • Atlantic Business Magazine (2000-2001)
  • Atlantic Geology (2000-on)
  • Atlantic Insight (1988-1989)
  • Atlantic Provinces Book Review (1982-1992)
  • Atlantic Report (2000-on)

Similar WikiProjects Similar WikiProjects Edit

Parent project: Edit

WikiProject Canada  


Overlapping WikiProjects Edit

See also See also Edit

External WebsitesExternal Websites Edit

Footnotes Edit

Tools Edit

Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.