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Best practices[edit]

I'm looking for a page where "best practices" on how to conduct a WikiProject would be discussed. Could this page be it ? or is there another one ? Pcarbonn 17:25, 10 Aug 2004 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:WikiProject. JesseW 22:00, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)
That page of course is at Wikipedia:WikiProject best practices since 00:40, 11 August 2004 Pcarbonn (first draft). Thanks Pcarbonn! The advice is still quite good! :) Quinobi 5 July 2005 01:09 (UTC)

Which template namespace?[edit]

Shouldn't this page be at Wikipedia:WikiProject Templates instead of Template:WikiProject? BlankVerse 12:13, 4 May 2005 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not sure on that. Seems to me that it may bee good for the search functions for it to be in the super-shared Template namespace. At any rate it's an excellent template and BlankVerse is the winner of our new get 'er done award. Quinobi - Community Builders Taskforce 5 July 2005 01:09 (UTC)

Sister Project searches bug[edit]

We recently set up Wikipedia:WikiProject The Beatles This is a name that has a space in it. When we subst'd the template code:

===Sister Project Searches===
*[http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Special:Search?search={{{1}}}ia&go=Go WikiBooks search]
*[http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient&scoring=d&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=site:en.wikibooks.org+{{{1}}} Google WikiBooks search]
*[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Special:Search?search={{{1}}}&go=Go WikiQuote search]
*[http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient&scoring=d&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=site:en.wikiquote.org+{{{1}}}} Google WikiQuote search]
*[http://wikisource.org/wiki/Special:Search?search={{{1}}}&go=Go WikiSource search]
*[http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient&scoring=d&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=site:wikisource.org+{{{1}}} Google WikiSource search]

... we got code that looks like this in the sister project searches:

===Sister Project Searches===
*[http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=The Beatlesia&go=Go WikiBooks search]
*[http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient&scoring=d&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=site:en.wikibooks.org+The Beatles Google WikiBooks search]
*[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=The Beatles&go=Go WikiQuote search]
*[http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient&scoring=d&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=site:en.wikiquote.org+The Beatles} Google WikiQuote search]
*[http://wikisource.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=The Beatles&go=Go WikiSource search]
*[http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient&scoring=d&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=site:wikisource.org+The Beatles Google WikiSource search]

giving this:

Sister Project Searches[edit]

None of it worked very well, I think the spaces threw things off... There are also what seem like extraneous chars there. (or they do things but I don't know what)

I changed it by hand to look like this:

===Sister Project Searches===
*[http://en.wikibooks.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&search=The+Beatles&fulltext=Search "The Beatles" WikiBooks search]
*[http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=site%3Awikibooks.org++%22The+Beatles%22 "The Beatles" Google WikiBooks search]
*[http://en.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&search=The+Beatles&fulltext=Search "The Beatles" WikiQuote search]
*[http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=site%3Awikiquote.org++%22The+Beatles%22 "The Beatles" Google WikiQuote search]
*[http://wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&search=The+Beatles&fulltext=Search "The Beatles" WikiSource search] 
*[http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=site%3Awikisource.org++%22The+Beatles%22 "The Beatles" Google WikiSource search]

giving this:

Sister Project Searches[edit]

Is this better code? It works for this project but I'm not sure how to templatise it well... thoughts? ++Lar: t/c 20:53, 4 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Using {{urlencode:{{{1}}}}} should work... see m:Help:Magic words. Let's see: {{urlencode:The Beatles}} creates The+Beatles. Yep, it works. However, the "sister projects" section appears to have disappeared from the template. -- Visviva 14:20, 2 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Anyway, if anyone did want to reinsert that code, I reckon it would look something like this:
===Sister Project Searches===
*[http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Special:Search?search={{urlencode:{{{1}}}}}&go=Go WikiBooks search]
*[http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient&scoring=d&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=site:en.wikibooks.org+%22{{urlencode:{{{1}}}}}%22 Google WikiBooks search]
*[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Special:Search?search={{urlencode:{{{1}}}}}&go=Go WikiQuote search]
*[http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient&scoring=d&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=site:en.wikiquote.org+%22{{urlencode:{{{1}}}}}%22  Google WikiQuote search]
*[http://wikisource.org/wiki/Special:Search?search={{urlencode:{{{1}}}}}&go=Go WikiSource search]
*[http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient&scoring=d&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=site:wikisource.org+%22{{urlencode:{{{1}}}}}%22  Google WikiSource search]

noincluding explanatory text[edit]

I've wrapped the explanatory text atthe top in < noinclude > tags, so it won't show up when this template is subst'd. I've also changed the explanatory text so that it no longer tells you to remove the explanatory text (since it won't be there once subst'd). Hope this is OK. SeventyThree(Talk) 17:45, 14 April 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Wikiproject group at Meta[edit]

The m:Wikiproject group at meta has some ideas for improving the WikiProject way of doing things via a new Template:Wikiproject (currently redirects to here).

The new template will hopefully foster better coordination between languages, topics and sister projects, as well as the integration of WP:1.0 assessments and the like. There may even be a way to incorpoate some more useful metadata into the template.

Please have a look and participate in the discussion there if you have the time and inclination. Thanks! CQ 18:12, 5 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Infobox WikiProject[edit]

I recently created {{infobox WikiProject}} and I think it would make a nice addition to the WikiProject starter template. I'm thinking of adding the following code at the beginning (right after the noinclude part):

{{Infobox WikiProject
| name = {{{1}}}
| image = 
| caption = This WikiProject is about [[{{{1}}}]]
| shortcuts = 
| portal = 
| portal_img = 
| commons = 
| parent = 
| notice = 
| userbox = 
| footnotes = 

Looking for some opinions on this before I do it. So, whaddaya think? Yeah/nay? --EvilSuggestions 08:12, 18 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Aside from the sort of obvious point that it conflicts with the normal placement of a project's navigation template... what precisely is the point of having infoboxes for WikiProject? (Particularly absurdly large ones?) It's not like readers are going to be looking them up and needing a quick summary; indeed, the casual reader won't be visiting project pages at all. Kirill Lokshin 18:47, 21 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]
See Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_reform#New Approach for further discussion. -- TimNelson 05:51, 14 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]

{{project}} was removed, not sure I agree[edit]

The comment in the history is "These are useless for just about any developed project". But isn't the point to this canned project template that this is for projects that are not developed?--Doug.(talk contribs) 21:33, 8 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Meh. I think it's not very useful, but I don't really care all that much; so feel free to replace it if you disagree. Kirill 01:30, 9 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]
I agree it is pointless to anyone who's been around very long. But it does add the links to WP:PROJ, WP:COUNCIL/G, and WP:PROJDIR, all of which can be useful to newbies, I think it's where I first found links to find out what a project was an how it related to articles, portals, etc. - which may not say much for it, but that's another matter. So, I think I'll take you up on that and put it back.--Doug.(talk contribs) 03:00, 9 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Help needed setting up assessment templates for Wikiquote[edit]

The Wikiquote community has decided to set up an assessment scheme similar to that of Wikipedia Wikiprojects. It should be pretty straightforward. There will be twelve classes into which all mainspace pages will be sorted: Unassessed, Stub-Class, Start-Class, C-Class, B-Class, A-Class, GP-Class, FP-Class, List-Class, Disambiguation-Class, Redirect-Class, and Placeholder-Class. GP and FP stand for "Good Page" or "Featured Page". There are no topical distinctions, though it would likely be useful to have a BLP parameter. Can anyone help with this? BD2412 T 21:34, 6 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Note: After further discussion, we are going to reduce the Wikiquote classes to Unassessed, Stub-Class, Start-Class, B-Class, GP-Class, and Utility-Class. All lists, disambiguation pages, redirects, and placeholders will be classified as utility pages. BD2412 T 19:12, 13 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, I would please like the template for creating a wikiproject, thank you! Yodas henchman (talk) 19:54, 7 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Pre-colon-ise the Category links?[edit]

@Liz: We currently have

[[Category:WikiProject {{{1}}}| ]] </includeonly><noinclude> ''[[Category:WikiProject {{{1}}}| ]] included when substituted'' </noinclude><noinclude> {{documentation}}

near the bottom of this template. Shouldn't these two Category: links be pre-colon-ised to :Category:, since new WikiProjects will often be in the draft stage and not yet ready to be categorised? I'm not quite sure whether the template is meant more for projects already in the "realistic" stage (ready for categorising) or the "early organising" stage (not yet ready), so I didn't edit the template. Boud (talk) 23:06, 12 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]