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WikiProject Africa (Rated Project-class, High-importance)
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WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProjectEdit

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:25, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Poorly sourced stubs - Angola, now ChadEdit

An editor (@Shevonsilva:) is creating a flood of stubs such as Peni, Chad, with sources which do not appear to mention the place concerned. After a lot of work on places in Angola they have now moved on to the communes of Chad. If anyone has good reliable sources they can add for these, the encyclopedia would really benefit! Thanks. PamD 07:22, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

@Pam not clear what you are concerning. Both sources are mentioning Peni. Yes, more reliable sources are more valuable. I did my best. Shevonsilva (talk) 13:03, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

Seemingly spurious population data changes from unregistered editorEdit

2601:601:1700:1d9d:fce1:c1ba:8383:b578 (talk · contribs · WHOIS), and other related IPv6 addresses have expended a huge amount of effort inserting dubious population data into articles on cities in Niger. and other African countries: see Special:Contributions/2601:601:1700:1d9d::/64 for contributions from this specific IPv6 range. Please be on the lookout for other similar activity. -- The Anome (talk) 10:15, 23 June 2018 (UTC)


Before nominating those articles for deletion, I thought that it may be a good idea to post a notice here (if they can be fixed instead by someone who knows good sources on the subject, it's all for the better).

Please see the following redundant:

One should likely be merged in the other (and can become a redirect to the other). Moreover, the referencing is substandard and the tone unsuitable. Thank you, —PaleoNeonate – 11:28, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

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