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Welcome to the Community portal!

This page provides a listing of current collaborations, tasks, and news about English Wikipedia. New to Wikipedia? See the contributing to Wikipedia page or our tutorial for everything you need to know to get started. For a listing of internal project pages of interest, see the department directory.

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For a listing of ongoing discussions and current requests, see the Dashboard.

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This week's article for improvement is:

Christmas in Russia

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Community bulletin board

Welcome to the community bulletin board, which is a page used for announcements from WikiProjects and other groups. Included here are coordinated efforts, events, projects, and other general announcements.

Events and projects

Yearly or aperiodic events

  • WP:30 kB drive – Expand short vital articles to 30 kB, only in August 2022. Semi-automated tools (AWB) are encouraged, though adding content and references increase byte count the most.
  • Wikipedia:WikiCup. The WikiCup is a championship that has taken place every year on Wikipedia since 2007. The Cup is played and won by skill of editing. The purpose of the Cup is to encourage content creation and improvement and make editing on Wikipedia more fun. There is a new round every month, until the current contest ends; below are the details.
    • May 1 to June 28 – 32 contestants left.
    • July 1 to August 29 – 16 contestants left.
    • September 1 to October 31 – 8 finalists left, the contestant with the highest score will win!

Monthly or continuously ongoing events

  • Monthly contest, WikiProject Military history. The contest department of the Military history WikiProject aims to motivate increased quality in military history articles by offering a form of friendly competition for project members making improvements to them. The primary contest available is a simple rolling competition that awards points for improving articles. The contest runs from the first to last day of each month.
  • Guild of Copy Editors' editing blitz. The August 2022 editing blitz is a one-week long effort of the Guild of Copy Editors to reduce the backlog. This month's themes are: requests from May, June, and July 2022, and articles in the October and November 2021 backlogs.-->. It began 14 August 2022, 00:00 (UTC), and ends 20 August 2022, 23:59 (UTC).


WikiProject notices

Also consider posting WikiProject, Task Force, and Collaboration news at The Signpost's WikiProject Report page.

Please include your signature when adding a listing here.



Wikipedia Meetups
   August 2022  +/-
Wikimania in-person events August 11, 2022 (2022-08-11)–August 14, 2022 (2022-08-14)
San Diego 87 August 13, 2022 (2022-08-13)
Utah August 13, 2022 (2022-08-13)
London 183 August 14, 2022 (2022-08-14)
Seattle August 16, 2022 (2022-08-16)
San Diego 88 Wiknic August 20, 2022 (2022-08-20)
Perth 74 August 21, 2022 (2022-08-21)
UK virtual 15 August 25, 2022 (2022-08-25)
   September 2022  +/-
London 184 September 11, 2022 (2022-09-11)
Full Meetup Calendar • Events calendar on Meta
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Tip of the day

Article size

What is an appropriate length for a Wikipedia article? This is discussed at Article length. An article can be as long as 10,000 words or more, if there are enough sources on the topic to provide for that much content. Undoubtedly there are articles that reach 20,000 words. The recommended maximum length is around 100kB of text. There is no standard for minimum length, an acceptable stub article could be as short as three or four sentences.

If you look at the menu on the left-hand side of any page on Wikipedia, there is a link to Page information. Clicking on that link shows lots of information about the page including its total size as well as how often it has been viewed. There is also this tool - you just copy and paste the text into there, and it counts it for you.

To add this auto-updating template to your user page, use {{ totd}}