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Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals

A WikiProject is a team of editors who want to work together to improve Wikipedia. There are currently about two thousand existing groups, and you are welcome to join one of them. If you would like to start a new WikiProject, then this is a good place to advertise your proposed project to people who might like to join, and to get suggestions from knowledgeable editors about improving your proposal.

If you do not have a group of people, then you do not have a WikiProject, even if you have created a page that is supposedly the place where that group discusses its work. A WikiProject is the people, not the page.

Proposing a WikiProject

It is strongly recommended that you propose a WikiProject here to see if there are enough willing editors to participate in the project, if it should be a WikiProject or task force, and if the scope of the project should be changed in any way. You may post proposals that would benefit Wikipedia, even if you would not join the proposed WikiProject yourself. Already existing WikiProjects can be found in the directory. You can also use the Special:Search box below to locate existing WikiProjects and task forces.

If you already have enough interested editors willing to help with your new project, or if your project gains support from 6–12 active Wikipedians here, it could probably benefit from the organisational boost of having a proper page. Strike its entry on the list and follow the instructions for creating new projects. If you want to start a page before you have 6–12 active Wikipedians, consider setting up the page on a subpage of your user page until it is active, while leaving the posting here with a link to the user page. You can also promote the newly created WikiProject at {{Announcements/Community bulletin board}}. Also, check the archives (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) to see if your idea has been previously proposed (all failed proposals older than 3 months are moved there).

Proposing a task force

Any existing WikiProject can create a task force whenever it chooses, so the normal place to propose a task force is at the parent WikiProject's talk page. Copying the proposal here is not required, but you can use this page to advertise a newly created task force, or to see whether a focused task force might draw in enough editors to make its creation worthwhile.

Creating a proposal

Creating a proposal (please read the relevant guides below first)
General guide · WikiProject guide · Task force guide · Technical notes
  • Type the name of the proposed project in the input box below (after "/Proposals/") and click "create page"
  • On the created page, replace "ProjectName" and "ProjectDescription" appropriately. Save the page to let the software process the template, then edit it again to read the new directions and improve your project description.
  • Add [[/ProjectName|ProjectName]] under the "Current proposals" section here

Current proposals

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Guide/WikiProject for practical advice on starting a new project.

December 2018

November 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

June 2017

May 2017

  • Greater Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Indian English Translation – proposal no longer exists

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016


Unprocessed proposals more than one year old:

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

  • Justin Bieber — Proposal no longer exists
  • Narendra Modi
  • Historical fiction — Proposal no longer exists

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

January 2013

December 2012