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Portal:Methodism assistanceEdit

Hi, I'm trying to revive/revitalize the Methodism work group. This portal absolutely falls within our Project and I'd like to help maintain it, but I know nothing about portals. If anyone's willing to help me learn I'm willing to help maintain. Jerod Lycett (talk) 22:09, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

@Jerodlycett: Hi, it's great to have someone who knows the topic and is willing to maintain the portal. It looks to be in decent shape but could benefit from having the excerpts updated from the copy-pasted text like Portal:Methodism/Selected article/7. We can replace those pages by transclusions which update automatically when the articles are edited. If you wish, we can add a collapsed list of articles and have a subpage (aimed at editors) with all the current excerpts visible simultaneously. This might also be a good time to review the lists of selected articles and biographies, perhaps with using the quality article listing. Certes (talk) 10:17, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
@Jerodlycett: I recommend soliciting for portal assistance at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Christianity/Methodism work group, where I notice you have already posted your Revitalization efforts thread. Another idea is to post at the wider Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Christianity/Noticeboard page about wanting to improve Portal:Methodism. As Certes stated above, I agree that the use of transclusion templates would improve the portal. These templates provide readers with current, up-to-date information that is verbatim to that in articles. The eight articles at Portal:Methodism/Selected article could even be migrated directly into the main portal page using the templates. Same goes for the Portal:Methodism/Selected biography content. Regarding the transclusion templates themselves, a consensus approving their usage in portals was formed at this Village Pump discussion. The discussion also provides an overview of the templates that are available.
Some immediate ideas to improve the portal include:
  • Expand it with more FA/GA-class articles
  • Add an images section
  • Enlarge and expand the Categories section to 100% width, which makes it easier to navigate
  • Expand the Methodist topics section
  • Consider adding a DYK section.
If you're interested in any of these improvement ideas, I can help you to implement them. Feel free to ping me here if I can be of any further assistance. North America1000 15:47, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
A few ideas for additional articles are in this search. It needs a human to filter out cases like Pithole, Pennsylvania which briefly mentions a Methodist church. If you want to use a subpage which shows all excerpts but only one when transcluded, there is an example here. Note the use of |showall= within a noinclude tag. Certes (talk) 11:07, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
In The News and Did You Know can also be automated but again I'd recommend manual filtering to avoid barely related articles.
Did you know...

No recent news

Hope that helps, Certes (talk) 11:07, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

Portal:Black Lives Matter assistanceEdit

I'm trying to recreate the Black Lives Matter portal, which was deleted because it was based on a single navbox. The consensus from said MfD explicitly stated "No prejudice against creating properly curated portals that satisfy WP:POG" (note that WP:POG has been deprecated since then). I believe the topic warrants a portal because it is a broad enough topic, and because Portal:Coronavirus disease 2019 was created under similar circumstances (a portal created as part of a WikiProject covering a developing current event). An admin (the user Pharos) provided me with a copy of the deleted portal in my userspace (which I linked to in the section header). The specific advice I would like to ask is: what steps should be taken to move away from the single navbox design and towards a properly curated portal that won't be deleted? DraconicDark (talk) 02:51, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Requests for Admin assistanceEdit

  • Delete subpage Portal:Slovenia/New article announcements, which has not recieved special attention since 2012. — Mr. Guye (talk) (contribs)  23:07, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment – As this is a detailed page that has received a fair amount of edits, it may be better to tag the page atop with the {{historical}} template, which would serve to demonstrate the work that occurred to this aspect of the portal in the past, as well as to retain the page as a general historical reference. North America1000 06:15, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
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