Wikipedia:WikiProject West Midlands

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Welcome to the West Midlands WikiProject, a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving the quality of Wikipedia's coverage of:

There are currently no WikiProjects for the Midlands or any individual cities which lie within the West Midlands and as the area is a major part in the geography and economy of the United Kingdom, a WikiProject would be the best way to manage all articles that fall under this category.

The West Midlands region is large and therefore, as to keep organisation within the WikiProject, the project will primarily focus upon the areas listed above as there are enough articles within the above categories to keep the WikiProject busy.

The aim is to give all articles in the project a standard structure for their topic. For example, all villages and towns should receive an Infobox on the right of the page.

Goals
  • To expand and improve articles relating to the West Midlands county and conurbation.
  • To improve the coverage of information on the West Midlands.
  • To improve as many articles in the West Midlands category to the highest standard - Featured Article Status.
Scope

Sub projects

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  • WikiProject Birmingham is a sub-project to the WikiProject West Midlands, its parent project. The Birmingham project has shared aims of its parent project to improve and organise West Midlands pages, but with a focus on pages related to Birmingham.
  • WikiProject Coventry is a sub-project to the WikiProject West Midlands, its parent project. The Coventry project has shared aims of its parent project to improve and organise West Midlands pages, but with a focus on pages related to Coventry.
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Participants

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Active participants

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  1. Dudleybus (talk · contribs) Mainly Public Transport
  2. Gavbadger (talk · contribs)
  3. ilakast (talk · contribs)
  4. JimmyGuano (talk · contribs) Mainly arts and cultural history
  5. Jpdfive (talk · contribs) Mainly public transport and Birmingham, Solihull, & Worcestershire localities and people.
  6. Kudpung (talk · contribs) Mainly schools and places in Worcestershire, Warwickshire, and Herefordshire projects
  7. Martarius (talk · contribs)
  8. MIDI (talk · contribs)
  9. Pigsonthewing (talk · contribs) (Andy Mabbett) Mainly stuff related to Birmingham, railways, canals and nature. Also interested in and adding microformats and coordinates.
  10. Shantavira (talk · contribs) Mainly canals
  11. Sammich28 (talk · contribs) Mainly public transport, local government
  12. Harry Mitchell Industrial heritage and architecture (esp. bridges, war memorials, railway buildings), particularly in Coventry but I get around.

Inactive participants

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(For editors who have not edited in over a year)

  1. Erebus555 (talk · contribs) (Founder. Will edit mainly Birmingham related articles however will maintain articles in the wider scope.)
  2. Asdfasdf1231234 (talk · contribs)
  3. Abc30 (talk · contribs)
  4. Barbara Shack (talk · contribs)
  5. Æthelred (talk · contribs) Mainly Wolverhampton area
  6. DWaterson (talk · contribs)
  7. Fingerpuppet (talk · contribs)
  8. G-Man (talk · contribs)
  9. Jeni (talk · contribs) Mainly Birmingham and transport related articles.
  10. Kaleeyed (talk · contribs)
  11. KHVIIIArchivist (talk · contribs) Mainly Coventry
  12. Matt.smart (talk · contribs)
  13. Nai1maker (talk · contribs) Mainly Black Country related articles
  14. Pontificake (talk · contribs)
  15. Pyrotec (talk · contribs) Mainly Canals, Railways and Chemical Industry
  16. TicketMan (talk · contribs) Mainly interested in transport
  17. Tresiden (talk · contribs) Mainly Telford and Wolverhampton area
  18. umbongo91 (talk · contribs) Mainly South Birmingham & Worcestershire and Transport & Politics related articles.
  19. Willdow (talk · contribs)

Member userbox

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You may place {{User WP West Midlands}} on your user page to display the following userbox:

For other United Kingdom user templates, please see:

To do

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Alerts

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Articles for deletion

  • 22 Jun 2024Aimee Knight (talk · edit · hist) AfDed by Maxisediting (t · c) was closed as no consensus by OwenX (t · c) on 13 Jul 2024; see discussion (33 participants; relisted)

Categories for discussion

Good article nominees

Articles to be split

West Midlands monthly improvement drive

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This West Midlands WikiProject organises a monthly improvement drive which aims to focus the participants of the project to edit one particular article per month. This helps increase the quality of the article, the sense of community within the participants as well as keep the project active.

Nominations are taken each month and other participants are urged to vote on the article they believe should be chosen for the improvement drive. To nominate go to the Monthly improvement drive page and follow the instructions. All users are welcome!

The monthly improvement drive is currently inactive.

Show case

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Topics

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  Aston Villa F.C.

Articles

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This is a list of all articles that have achieved Featured article status since the creation of the project due to the work of the users.

  Aston Villa F.C.
  Brownhills
  History of Aston Villa F.C. (1961–present)
  Duncan Edwards
  Priestley Riots

Lists

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  List of Aston Villa F.C. managers
  List of Aston Villa F.C. players
  Aston Villa F.C. seasons
  Aston Villa F.C. statistics and records
  List of Birmingham City F.C. managers
  List of Birmingham City F.C. players
  Birmingham City F.C. seasons
  List of Birmingham City F.C. statistics and records
  West Bromwich Albion F.C. seasons
  List of West Midlands railway stations

Good articles

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This is a list of all articles that have achieved Good article status since the creation of the project due to the work of the users.

  1885–86 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season
  Beacon Park
  Birmingham
  Birmingham City F.C.
  Editors
  Grand Hotel, Birmingham
  History of Aston Villa F.C. (1874–1961)
  Letocetum
  Marty Hogan
  Midland Football Alliance
  St Andrew's (stadium)
  Villa Park
  West Bromwich Albion F.C.
  One Direction

Did you know

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This is a list of all articles that have appeared on 'Did you know...' on the Wikipedia Main Page since the creation of the project due to the work of the users.

  Hillfields (24 February 2007)
  Gilbertstone (25 April 2007)
  Plants Brook (19 May 2007)
  Bob Roberts (footballer, born 1859) (4 June 2008)
  Joe Wilson (footballer born 1861) (24 October 2008)
  1885–86 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season (3 March 2010)
  Birmingham Charity Cup (19 March 2010)
  1882–83 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season (24 March 2010)

Main categories

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Meta categories

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ISO codes

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Applicable ISO 3166-2:GB (region) codes:

  • GB-BIR = Birmingham
  • GB-COV = Coventry
  • GB-DUD = Dudley
  • GB-SAW = Sandwell
  • GB-SOL = Solihull
  • GB-WLL = Walsall
  • GB-WLV = Wolverhampton

Among other things, these codes are used in the region: parameter, when adding coordinates to articles, using {{Coord}}.

Templates

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User templates

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Place this template on your user page:

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Article talk page templates

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Add this to all talk pages of articles and categories that fall within the scope of the WikiProject:

It will appear like this until the page has been assessed for class and importance:

 West Midlands Unassessed
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject West Midlands, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of West Midlands 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.
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Stubs

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Local

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West Midlands County

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Transport in the West Midlands County

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West Midlands railway stations

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open can be replaced by main, disused or heritage to determine which section expands by default.
Midland Metro

Template tag {{Midland Metro}} creates:


City of Birmingham

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Wards of Birmingham

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Buildings in Birmingham

Template tag {{BirminghamBuildings}} creates:

Wards of Wolverhampton

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General

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Buildings

{{Infobox building}}

Resources

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Images

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