Wikipedia:WikiProject Uruguay

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Welcome to WikiProject Uruguay. This project was formed to foster better articles on the country of Uruguay with a spirit of co-operation.

If you feel that you can have a positive contribution to the project, become a member by joining the list of members. If you don't know what to write or where to begin, or if you have doubts or ideas on how to improve an article, please address the project's discussion page.

Scope edit

This project encompasses all aspects of Uruguay and its peoples: Its culture, history, politics, business, sports, etc.

Conventions edit

  • In biographies, identify the subject as either Uruguayan, half Uruguayan or of Uruguayan descent whether born in Uruguay or not.
  • Accentuation: In biographies, use accents if the subject him/herself used them in when spelling their name.
  • Spanish words & organizations with Spanish names: Should be italicized (or, if appropriate, placed in double quotes) and followed by an English translation the first time they appear in an article.
  • Dates should be given in the form Day Month Year (e.g. 17 October 2011).
  • In numbers, commas should be used to separate each group of three digits, while a period should be used as decimal point.

Goals edit

  1. To create a body of articles that accurately depicts the history and culture of Uruguay and Uruguayans.
  2. To highlight Uruguay's relationships and/or bringings to the rest of the world.
  3. To standardize articles on Uruguay or Uruguayan subjects. They should have similar layouts, formatting, etc.
  4. To include all relevant information, making especially certain to include the voices of children, women, the poor, people of all races, and basically all the rest of the Uruguayan society (providing the info. is sourced, of course).
  5. To standardize the use of Spanish-language terms, names, and translations into English across the series.

Task forces edit

Assessment edit

Help in assessing the quality of the articles in Category:Unassessed Uruguay articles, following the criteria listed in Wikipedia:WikiProject Uruguay/Assessment. You are also encouraged to update or correct the existing assessment of an article, if necessary.

Hot articles edit

See the articles currently being edited by other members of the community, and help us update their quality.

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3 edits Summit of the Americas
3 edits Panhispanism
2 edits Battle of Lomas Valentinas
2 edits Ricola macrops
1 edits Breda (spider)
1 edits White-eared opossum

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last seven days. Last updated 2 March 2024 by HotArticlesBot.

Recognized content edit

Good articles edit

Did you know? articles edit

In the News articles edit

Categorization edit

In general lines, articles should be assigned the most specific category possible, excluding all its parent categories. Additionally it should be categorized in all other useful categories. For example, Palacio Taranco should be assigned Category:Palaces in Montevideo which is subcategory of both Category:Palaces in Uruguay and Category:Buildings and structures in Montevideo. However, since it is also a museum, it is also assigned Category:Museums in Montevideo. Additionally, Category:1910 architecture and Category:Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo can be assigned.

To facilitate the categorization of Uruguayan articles and to check for areas of topics needing attention, you can check the categorization tree of Category:Uruguay, presented as an expanded list here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Uruguay/Categorization. Note that the list is not updated automatically.

When placing {{WikiProject Uruguay}} template on talk pages of Categories, Templates, Files, Project, Portal and Disambiguation pages, you do not need to add |class= values, as they are automatically assigned the appropriate values and do not appear as unassessed. In Categories, Templates and Files you can assign a value to the |topic= parameter, so that they appear in the appropriate group (for more information see the instructions of the template).

Requests edit

Image requests
Browse the various image Categories of Uruguay in Commomns to make sure that what you are looking for is not already available. If you do not find an appropriate image or graphic there post your requests: a) here below, b) on the talk page of the subject, and c) on the Wikimedia Commons picture requests page. Please, also post them at es:Wikipedia:Imágenes solicitadas on the Spanish Wikipedia. If you do not know Spanish, you can ask someone at es:Wikipedia:Embajadas to help you.

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Article requests
Browse the various article Categories of Uruguay (see Categorization above) to see if the topic is already covered. If not, post your request on the needed articles list: Wikipedia:WikiProject Uruguay/Needed articles. Also check that page in case you wish to adopt an article.

One important challenge would be to start and develop Architecture of Montevideo. Given the wealth of architectural treasures in Montevideo, such an article could easily go all the way to become Featured Article.

Cleanup needed edit

If you wish to see which articles of this project need cleanup, a tool is available for convenient checking: Check this project's listing in one big table or by categories.

Recent changes edit

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