Wikipedia:Community Portal

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Welcome to the Community Portal!

You can help build Wikipedia into a better encyclopedia and wiki community by editing and creating new articles. If you create an account, you can track your changes and more.

See Help for assistance or to ask a question. For community news, you can read, and write for, the Wikipedia Signpost or see what's going on. The Village pump has a variety of discussions about operations, policies, technical issues, and the concerns of other Wikipedians.


1 To do
2 Active collaborations
3 Ongoing projects
4 About Wikipedia
5 Help
6 Resources

To do


Here are some tasks you can do (edit):

Not sure where to report a certain type of problem with article content? If it exists, it's probably listed at Wikipedia:Maintenance.

Active collaborations

In order to improve the quality of articles which are short or lacking in detail, Wikipedia's community take part in collaborations to expand articles.

Collaboration of the week

Help edit 1556 Shaanxi earthquake, Wikipedia's current collaboration of the week! Please help to bring it up to featured article standard.

The Shanxi earthquake occurred on the morning of 14 February 1556 in China, killing approximately 830,000 people. More than 97 counties in the provinces of Shaanxi, Shanxi, Henan, Gansu, Hebei, Shandong, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu and Anhui were affected [1]. It is the deadliest earthquake on record, though the number of fatalities is uncertain.

You can still help with last week's article, Military history of Germany (see improvements), or help pick next week's article.

Other collaborations

Ongoing projects

Active Wiki Fixup Projects

Bad links
Most wanted articles
Disambig pages w/ links
Commons:Untagged images
Most visited articles
Templates w/ red links
Blank pages
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Untagged images
Elements of Style
Duplicated sections
User categorisation
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Broken categories
Missing articles
Most wanted stubs
Transwiki log cleanup
Stub sorting
Image sleuthing

Main - Inactive - Mini

WikiProjects are ongoing collaborations to improve articles having to do with a particular subject. Hundreds exist; find one that interests you! There are also many other fine projects listed below.

Active improvement teams:

Community support groups

Ongoing tasks:

About Wikipedia

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Related communities

Other Wikipedia languages

All of these projects are multilingual and open-content.
Meta-Wiki – Coordination of all Wikimedia projects.
Wiktionary – A collaborative multilingual dictionary.
Wikinews – News stories written by readers.
Wikibooks – A collection of collaborative textbooks.
Wikiquote – A compendium of referenced quotations.
Wikisource – A repository for free source texts.
Wikispecies – A directory of species.
Commons – Repository for free images and other media files.


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