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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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This week's article for improvement is:

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Previous selections: Diego · Retractable pen · Jazz Age

This week's backlog of the week is:

Category:All unreferenced BLPs

Useful pages

The pages below can be highly useful for helping you to become more familiar and more acclimated to Wikipedia.

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


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)
London 183 August 14, 2022 (2022-08-14)
Seattle August 16, 2022 (2022-08-16)
Perth 74 August 21, 2022 (2022-08-21)
   September 2022 +/-
(TBD)  ()
Full Meetup Calendar • Events calendar on Meta
For meetups in other languages, see the list on Meta



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