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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!


Main page: What is a WikiProject?
See also: FAQs about WikiProjects

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

Wikiafripedia is an encyclopedia brought to you by a vibrant community of volunteers, content marketers and paid contributors. Our mission is to share accepted knowledge to benefit people who want to learn, without abandoning those who contributes knowledge by allowing Afripedians to monetize traffic to their articles through advertising.

Wikiafripedia is in the palm of your hand—all you need to do is edit, share an article a day.
As a general purpose, online 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.
Anyone with Internet access can write and make changes to Wikiafripedia articles, except in limited cases where editing is restricted to prevent disruption or vandalism. Users can contribute anonymously, under a pseudonym, or, if they choose to, with their real identity. The fundamental principles by which Wikiafripedia operates are the seven pillars. The Wikiafripedia community has developed many policies and guidelines to improve the afripedia; however, it is not a formal requirement to be familiar with them before contributing. What is contributed is more important than the expertise or qualifications of the contributor. What will remain depends upon whether the content is free of copyright restrictions and contentious material about living people, and whether it fits within Wikiafripedia's policies, including being verifiable against a published reliable source, thereby excluding editors' opinions and beliefs and unreviewed research in mainspace. Contributions cannot damage Wikiafripedia because the software allows easy reversal of mistakes and many experienced editors are watching to help ensure that edits are cumulative improvements. Begin by simply clicking the Edit link at the top of any editable page!
At present, There are 1 active contributors, who have contributed about 32,870 articles in English. Wikiafripedia is rich in content, diverse in knowledge, reliable in time and free of charge. The Wikiafripedia project is supported by the nonprofit Wikiafrimedia Foundation. learn more.

Introduction to Wikiafripedia

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.

Get started
Policies and Guidelines

The Wiki markup source editor shows the underlying page source code, and works like a plain text file. Links and other items are indicated using simple code like this: [[Earth]].

Talk pages

VisualEditor works more like a word processor and hides the underlying source code. Links and other items are edited using toolbar and pop-up interfaces.


Navigating Wikiafripedia
Manual of Style

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Experience editor
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If you already have experience with editing, you can use our article wizard to create new articles. In just a few steps, you'll be on your way to contributing to Wikiafripedia.


Original Research
Wikiafripedia articles in 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.

WikiLoves Passion
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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