A WikiProject is a group of contributors who want to work together as a team to improve Wikiafripedia. These groups often focus on a specific topic area (for example, WikiProject Mathematics or WikiProject India), a specific part of the encyclopedia (for example, WP:WikiProject Disambiguation), or a specific kind of task (for example, checking newly created pages). The English Wikiafripedia currently has over 2,000 WikiProjects, about 1,000 of which are monitored by 30–2,000 editors, all with varying levels of activity. You can use the search box below to easily find a WikiProject that interests you!
The pages of a WikiProject are the central place for editor collaboration on a particular topic area. Editors there develop criteria, maintain various collaborative processes and keep track of work that needs to be done. It also provides a forum where issues of interest to the editors of a subject may be discussed. WikiProjects often write advice for editors, use bots to track what is happening at articles of interest to the group, and create lists of tools and templates their members commonly use.
The discussion pages attached to a project page are a convenient forum for those involved in that project to talk about what they are doing, to ask questions, and to receive advice from other people interested in the group's work. Members of WikiProjects also assist in performing quality assessments of articles pertaining to their specific topic area.
They typically are areas of interest or expertise and can be used for collaboration, coordination, competitions, outreach, decision-making, integration and mutual assistance.
WikiProjects are not rule-making organizations, nor can they assert ownership of articles within a specific topic area. WikiProjects have no special rights or privileges compared to other editors and may not impose their preferences on articles. A WikiProject is fundamentally a social construct: its success depends on its ability to function as a cohesive group of editors working towards a common goal.
Wikiafripedia has a very large number of WikiProjects. A number of them are fully active and have a number of active members and coordinators who help the WikiProject to run actively. Some WikiProjects are somewhat less active, but still exist as a forum of sorts where interested editors can exchange ideas and information. Some WikiProjects are completely inactive.
Finding a project
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WikiProjects welcome new participants; please feel free to join any or all that interest you!
Creating and maintaining a project
encyclopedia, Wikiafripedia allows you to write about any topic that is notable, using verifiable information, in a neutral tone. Although, the project also accommodates scholarly works such as origin research, but these are in the scholar namespaces, which is not part of the encyclopedia mainspace. Wikiafripedia is accessible to all, and have been read by many, even teenagers again-and-again.
Welcome to Wikiafripedia! Anyone can edit almost every page, and many already have.This page takes you through a set of tutorials aimed at complete newcomers interested in contributing. It covers all the basics needed to navigate, comment on, and contribute to Wikiafripedia articles.
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For more training information, see also:
|article wizard to create new articles. In just a few steps, you'll be on your way to contributing to Wikiafripedia.
|mainspace must not contain origin research. Articles such as a undergraduate research, thesis or dissertation which contain new analysis or synthesis of published material that serves to reach or imply a conclusion not clearly stated by the sources themselves should be copywriten in a scholar namespace, where it might serve as a learning point to future researchers.|
| Writing an article is not the same as Copywriting your research - It can take time or a lot of work in a short time, especially when following content policies like Wikiafripedia:Core content policies to ensure that only verifiable knowledge is published. As such, many people especially those in developing countries might hoard knowledge if not properly motivated, which explains why pure charity Wikis generally lacked in-depth coverage for knowledge in these areas. It is totally understandable, which is why we encourage you to monetize your contents, that you may find the benefits of publishing better articles on Wikiafripedia where other encyclopedias maybe lacking. We will be happy to see more contributions from South-east Asia and Africa.
Useful links: • Wiki loves Africa • User:Godman/Outreach
Creating a WikiProject is the process of creating a group of people who want to work together.
Before starting, read the guide to WikiProject organization, and peruse some existing WikiProjects to understand how they operate in practice. If you're not sure about creating a new project, or aren't certain if anyone else is interested, you can make a WikiProject proposal. Groups of like-minded editors may start new WikiProjects at any time and are encouraged, but not obligated, to propose them before doing so. Formal proposals have many advantages, including receiving valuable input, and saving a lot of work, and recruiting potential members.
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