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This page relates to the WikiProject Council, a collaborative effort regarding WikiProjects in general. If you would like to participate, please visit the project discussion page.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Q1: What's a WikiProject?
A1: A WikiProject is a group of people who want to work together. It is not a subject area, a collection of pages, or a list of articles tagged by the group.
Q2: How many WikiProjects are there?
A2: There are 971 WikiProjects and task forces tagged as "Active" (see Category:Active WikiProjects), and 226 WikiProjects and task forces tagged as "Semi-active" (see Category:Semi-active WikiProjects).
Q3: What's the biggest WikiProject?
A3: Nobody knows, because not all participants add their names to a membership list, and membership lists are almost always out of date. You can find out which projects' main pages are being watched by the most users at Wikipedia:Database reports/WikiProject watchers.
Q4: Which WikiProject has tagged the most articles as being within their scope?
A4: WikiProject Biography has tagged about 1.9 million articles, making it more than three times the size of the second largest WikiProject. About ten groups have tagged more than 100,000 articles. You can see a list of projects and the number of articles they have assessed here.
Q5: Who gets to decide whether a WikiProject is permitted to tag an article?
A5: That is the exclusive right of the participants of the WikiProject. Editors at an article may neither force the group to tag an article nor refuse to permit them to tag an article. See WP:PROJGUIDE#OWN.
Q6: I think a couple of WikiProjects should be merged. Is that okay?
A6: You must ask the people who belong to those groups, even if the groups appear to be inactive. It's okay for different groups of people to be working on similar articles. WikiProjects are people, not lists of articles. If you identify and explain clear, practical benefits of a merger to all of the affected groups, they are likely to agree to combining into a larger group. However, if they object, then you may not merge the pages. For less-active groups, you may need to wait a month or more to make sure that no one objects.
Q7: I want to start a WikiProject. Am I required to advertise it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals and/or have a specific number of editors support it?
A7: No, there are no requirements. However, new WikiProjects, especially new groups that are proposed by new editors, rarely remain active for longer than a few months unless there are at least six or eight active editors involved at the time of creation.

Article ratingEdit

Hi! I was wondering if to rate the importance of an article in the scope of the WikiProject there is any previous requirement, such as the editor being part of the WikiProject or a specific guideline to follow. Thanks beforehand! --NoonIcarus (talk) 12:03, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

  • Not really, but do look at the WikiProject's assessment criteria if there are any.  – John M Wolfson (talk • contribs) 13:34, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
Roger that, thanks! --NoonIcarus (talk) 23:30, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

yes you can rate any article you want despite of the interest thank you!! Baloyi khazamulae (talk) 20:00, 23 June 2021 (UTC)

you're welcome!! Baloyi khazamulae (talk) 20:01, 23 June 2021 (UTC)

AFC requestEdit

Hi there! Hope you are doing great. I just wrote a draft of my new article and was wondering if there is any chance someone can check it and help me understand if the article is ok. Also, that would be great if this draft could be reviewed faster than 6 months. Many thanks :)

Hey, it's me again :) Just wanted to make sure, someone saw my message at the top. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anna levchuk (talkcontribs) 06:46, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Anna levchuk (talkcontribs) 09:04, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

Anna levchuk, you may have more luck at a more specific venue like Wikipedia:WikiProject Cryptocurrency. I've also repaired the COI declaration template that you seem to have tried placing on your user page, hopefully that's in your best interest. AngryHarpytalk 16:05, 29 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you so much!


I revived WP:Rocketry a few weeks ago. But since then, only two new members joined. What do I do? StarshipSLS (Talk), (My Contributions) 14:02, 20 May 2021 (UTC)

@StarshipSLS, to WP:REVIVE a WikiProject, you need to make people feel welcome and that their contributions matter. This is a months-long or even year-long task, so settle in for the long haul. WhatamIdoing (talk) 01:13, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
@WhatamIdoing: I think I'm doing well so far. StarshipSLS (Talk), (My Contributions) 12:03, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
@StarshipSLS, you might find a couple of related WikiProjects (such as Wikipedia:WikiProject Astronomy) and ask them if some of their experienced editors would please put the Rocketry group's page on their watchlist, as a favor to you and to help you since you're a relatively new editor. Having more people watching the page means more people who might join the discussions or help you out if you get in a jam. You might also find it useful to watch some of their pages, so that you can meet more people. WhatamIdoing (talk) 06:21, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

Project 'Reference works' marked inactiveEdit

I've marked Wikipedia:WikiProject Reference works as 'inactive'. If this isn't sufficient notification, let me know if I should add this to WP:VPM or anywhere else. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 01:29, 26 June 2021 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Tropical cyclones/Membership guidelinesEdit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Tropical cyclones/Membership guidelines. Chess (talk) (please use {{reply to|Chess}} on reply) 10:39, 2 July 2021 (UTC)

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