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Project RevivalEdit

I am currently considering launching a project revival. If any of the old leadership is still active and willing or if any of the old members are active and willing to assist, please contact me on my talk page. I will leave this message here for a short while after which I will assume the project is essentially dead and will begin to make changes to attempt reviving it.

The Novac (talk) 00:51, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

@The Novac: Hey there! I haven't been active in several years, but I happened to drive by on a whim, and was dismayed to find that the the project was dead. So, you're thinking about reviving it? What are your thoughts on its possible future? Best, Braincricket (talk) 06:10, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
@The Novac: I'd also like to help out however I can. I'll post something on your talk page as well. Sesamehoneytart 19:47, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
@The Novac: Sure, I'd be happy to help also! Safety Cap (talk) 19:44, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
I've been doing a lot of underlinked-tag cleanup, so I'd be happy to support a revival effort. ZettaComposer (talk) 17:12, 4 April 2018 (UTC)


I've removed the inactive news items on the main project page and made some updates on the other pages. Cleared the dust and whatnot. The Novac, are you still interested in reviving the project? I'll leave a note on your talk page just in case. ZettaComposer (talk) 17:45, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

@ZettaComposer: If there is still an effort to revive the project I think we ought to spin up a Freenode IRC channel to help with coordinating drives and help project members meet to discuss the project etc.. Wi7less (talk) 21:56, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

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A new newsletter directory is out!Edit

A new Newsletter directory has been created to replace the old, out-of-date one. If your WikiProject and its taskforces have newsletters (even inactive ones), or if you know of a missing newsletter (including from sister projects like WikiSpecies), please include it in the directory! The template can be a bit tricky, so if you need help, just post the newsletter on the template's talk page and someone will add it for you.

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Join WikiProject WikifyEdit


Recently I tried to de-orphan a couple of pages by adding Wikilinks, but did not do it correctly so was asked by someone called Thibbs to join here. They were maiden attempts so I will appreciate if someone could help me do that correctly. I would do more such but currently, I want to rectify my errors so far. How do I de-orphan these pages - Asymmetric negotiation, The Dovetail Group and The Green Project.

Also, how do I apply to join this project group? Please help.

ScrappyYapper (talk) 18:45, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Hey @ScrappyYapper:! Thanks for your help. What Thibbs was telling you is correct. You were adding links from Asymmetric negotiation to other pages, whereas the orphan tag asks you to add links from other pages to Asymmetric negotiation. An orphan tag tells editors that no one would ever be able to find their way to the Asymmetric negotiation page without searching for it directly, since it is not linked anywhere else. So to fix that, you would go to related pages that may discuss Asymmetric negotiation or be relevant to the topic, and then add links to the Asymmetric negotiation page. If you search for "Asymmetric negotiation" you can see that no other page uses those exact terms, and so you would need to find relevant places that you could add that phrase + link.
I would also note one other comment about some of your edits. Make sure that when you create links, they go directly to the page you want. For example, here you added a link on the word "American" that just takes you to the disambiguation page when what you really want is Americans, the page for people from the US. Additionally, be careful that you don't overlink by adding links to extremely common or basic words. For example, in this edit I would say that words like "tactics", "government" and "decade" are words that are generally understood in context, and should not be linked. Hope this helps! Nolelover (talk) 18:59, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
@ScrappyYapper: This wikiproject is not really active at this point. Also, if you are looking to help out in de-orphaning articles, you may want to join Wikipedia:WikiProject Orphanage which is dedicated to that task. -- Whpq (talk) 19:25, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks @Nolelover: for the insightful explanation. I now clearly understood what de-orphaning a page means. I will work on these pages as per the information. Also, @Whpq: could you please guide me how to join Wikipedia:WikiProject Orphanage. Thanks. ScrappyYapper (talk) 14:31, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
See Wikipedia:WikiProject Orphanage#Participants. -- Whpq (talk) 14:45, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
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