Wikipedia:WikiProject Westerns

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Welcome to the Westerns WikiProject! Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Westerns and the organisation of information and articles related to this topic. This page and its sub-pages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please feel free to join the project, or inquire on the talk page.


  1. To improve and maintain all articles that fall within the project's scope.
  2. To develop Western articles to meet GA or FA quality standards.
  3. To provide an impartial review process for potential A-Class candidates.
  4. To offer advice and support to Wikipedians, with regards to our work as a dedicated WikiProject.


Primary roles of the projectEdit

  1. To identify and categorise all Western-related articles on Wikipedia.
  2. To improve and maintain Western-related articles to excellent quality standards.
  3. To develop practical standards that allow us to maintain high quality standards.
  4. To ensure articles are written in accordance with Wikipedia's core polices:
    No original research, maintain verifiability, present a neutral point of view, and have no copyright issues.

What WikiProject Westerns is notEdit

  1. The project is not a Task force under WikiProject Film, but a WikiProject in its own right.
  2. The project is not limited to articles based on traditional North American Westerns, but may also incorporate other Western formats: e.g., Northern films and Space Westerns. Focus is largely on U.S. Westerns, including their actors and directors, due to the notability and popularity of the genre in American culture; and also Spaghetti Westerns which achieved global popularity in the 1960s.
  3. The project is not historical as it deals primarily with fictional Western themes. For the real American West, see: WikiProject American Old West. Exceptions may include real-life characters, locations and events that have been the subjects of biopics or dramatisations in films like Geronimo! (1962), Dodge City (1939), Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973), and Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957).
  4. The project is not limited to TV series and Western films – it includes any media for which Westerns material has been produced, such as novels, comics and video games.


Please feel free to join by adding your username to our members list. You can also use our member userbox on your userpage.


The assessment of articles on Wikipedia is essential to help editors improve and maintain quality standards. Within the scope of a WikiProject, members with shared interests can identify and assess articles, in order to appraise editor contributions, using an established quality grading scheme.

For complete details on how to assess articles, the grading scheme used, and how to request assessment, see the Assessment section.

For current statistics of assessed articles, see current statistics on the assessment page.

To indicate an article lies within the scope of the project, add the {{Westerns|class=grade}} banner to the top of the talk page of any article concerned.

Article alertsEdit

Categories for discussion

Redirects for discussion

Featured article reviews


Template Usage Description Subst?
Project templates
{{Westerns}} or
{{WikiProject Westerns}}
Talk page The project banner. Adding this to an article's talk page brings it into the project scope and into our article categories.
See Template:WikiProject Westerns for full instructions on using this template.
{{Westerns invite}} User talk page This can be used to invite Wikipedians who appear to be actively editing related articles but may not be aware of the project.
Use: {{subst:Westerns invite}} – this template should not be spammed indiscriminately.
{{User WikiProject Westerns}} User page Project userbox – this will identify you as a participant in the project. No
Stub templates
{{2010s-Western-film-stub}} or
Article page Placed at the foot of an article page, a stub-template increases awareness that an article needs expanding and improving. An appropriate stub template should be placed last – after category tags and before any interlanguage links. No


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