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WikiProject Containers (Rated NA-class)
This page is within the scope of WikiProject Containers, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of all types of containers with an emphasis on commercial containers including intermodal containers, packaging, barrels, cartons, boxes, buckets, bottles, jars and related articles 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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Is there an official userbox I can display on my user page to indicate my membership of Wikiproject Containers? Horatio Snickers (talk) 18:25, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

I've had a crack at one. -- Hillbillyholiday talk 22:18, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
The user box has also added to the project's Templates section. Northamerica1000(talk) 05:00, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Article improvementsEdit

I've just added a picture to Retail clerk. One lovely clerk, three gorgeous buckets. Can you believe that before the start of this project, Commons had no pictures of store clerks? DracoE 12:23, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

I noticed your uploads of bucket images on Commons. And you have already made good use of one. Even if this project accomplishes nothing else, at least we have done that. Delicious carbuncle (talk) 23:05, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
Can you imagine? Commons did not even have a category for Metal buckets, or Rusty buckets. And practically no images of either either! Andreas JN466 05:47, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
Incredibly, there weren't categories for Tupperware with cats in nor Yellow Tupperware containing sugar snap peas neither. Shameful. -- Hillbillyholiday talk 07:39, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
At least the 'Lids' category is a tad more up-to-date now. -- Hillbillyholiday talk 07:45, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
And the Wikipedia articles for goats and pigs are looking grand. -- Hillbillyholiday talk 07:58, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Project imageEdit

I've added an image to the WikiProject tag. I don't know if the troll and bucket is an official symbol, and of course I'll defer to project members if they wish to use another image, but I think there's a certain poetic elegance to a simple cardboard box sitting in a corner. --BDD (talk) 22:16, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

How about the notion of using File:Containers icon.png (shown right) as the image on the project banner? Of course, it would be reduced in size compared to the size on the right here. This graphic has more color and different types of containers, and hence more eye appeal compared to the cardboard box image, in my opinion. Northamerica1000(talk) 08:31, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
I agree. Pkgx (talk) 14:30, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
I still like the cardboard box. But this is pretty good. --BDD (talk) 17:32, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

New navigation boxEdit

This has been added to the Templates section on the project's main page. Northamerica1000(talk) 08:25, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Typing {{Containers}} produces:

An alternative to the container nav box is the packaging nav box: {{Packaging}}. This has expanded links in container materials, processes, machinery, etc. Perhaps the packaging nav box would be preferred, we might even merge containers nav box into packaging. Pkgx (talk) 16:58, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Container can be made great.Edit

Now that Container has been created as an article, it should be the lead article for this project. It can be improved greatly with expanded discussion about the ancient history of containers and their advances up to today, with information about the traditional and commercial uses of containers, and with expanded discussion of how containers have become standardized, homogenized, and market-oriented. Cheers! bd2412 T 18:33, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposalEdit

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)


Containers is a good WikiProject. A broader scope of Containers would be Packaging. As the packaging nav box indicates, the scope might include packaging materials, processes, machinery, and general articles: {{Packaging}}. I suggest a name change to have WikiProject Packaging. We might bring in more people to help with the broader scope. Any comments? Pkgx (talk) 17:04, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live!Edit

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Project rater script brokenEdit

The project rater script User:Kephir/gadgets/rater doesn't work for {{WikiProject Containers}}. Anyone know if it's a bug here or in the script? Widefox; talk 09:54, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

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Vacuum flask listed at Requested movesEdit

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