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.
  3. The project is not a historical project, it deals primarily with fictional Western themes. For the real American West, see: WikiProject American Old West. Exceptions may include real-life characters who were portrayed in Western productions, such as Billy the Kid, often shown as a folk hero in films, in reality a wanted outlaw.
  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.


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.

Please see assessment quality scale for further details of how classes should be reviewed.


As articles are assessed they are categorised in Category:Westerns articles by quality. From this, WP:1.0 creates a quality statistics table and a quality log of articles assessed using the project {{Westerns}} banner.

Article alertsEdit

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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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