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WikiProject Politics
Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better expand and organise information in articles related to politics. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. You may sign up for the project on the Participants list below.

[edit] Scope

This WikiProject aims to:

  • tie in directly to the Politics Portal to improve accessibility to high quality politics-related articles. The Portal is intended as a front page for Wikipedia's politics coverage, and should aid the reader in navigating around the articles. It should also draw attention to current events and some of Wikipedia's best politics articles.
  • support the Portal by ensuring that the Portal has plenty of high-quality articles to showcase and ensuring that readers starting with the Portal can find their way around easily
  • be as good in breadth as it is in depth. The namespace 'Politics' is rather broad, so although politics coverage can be augmented by more detailed projects, this particular project should oversee all coverage – this will involve making sure that the articles are well organised (through the use of categories) and ensuring that due attention is paid to the further reaches of the topic - for example, more obscure political theory. For the Portal, this should involve rotating the featured article and biography – rotating through domestic politics, international relations and political theory could be one way of doing this
  • be truly international – this project particularly welcomes participants from non-Anglophone countries. The Portal should be used to highlight articles that concern political issues that most readers may not be aware of, and these are far less likely to concern, say, American politics
  • Oversee the development of politics-related articles - for example, through the Collaboration of the fortnight
  • Provide a clear structure of how politics articles are arranged on Wikipedia and present the Portal so as to facilitate reading and research
  • Coordinate efforts and peer review articles

[edit] Templates

The following templates are related to politics:




Click on the relevant template and select 'What links here' from the left-hand side of the page to see articles that have been tagged with that stub template - this will give you a list of such articles you can then expand.

Other templates

Templates on countries

  • For every country a Politics of ... template has been created, linking to Politics of.., List of political parties in ..., Elections in ... and other articles on that country. This template is also placed in every party and election article.

Project templates

User page templates

Show everyone that you're part of this project by adding either template to your userpage:

[edit] Tasks

Getting the project off the ground

  • Compile all templates, infoboxes and categories relating to the coverage of politics and link to them via this page (use a subpage if the list will be too long)
  • Assemble a list of all featured content
  • Advertise like mad! Add link to the politics portal on as many politics pages as possible – checklist Wikipedia:WikiProject Politics/Add Portal List, please expand in any way you see fit
  • That's all for now, but please add to this list if you have further ideas on how to get this project and Portal up and running!

[edit] Featured material


The following politics-related articles are Featured articles and appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page.


The following politics-related lists are featured lists:

[edit] General strategy and discussion forums

Please see the project talk page to discuss any issues you would like to raise. Comments on the layout of the project and Portal are more than welcome. If you wish to notify other participants of a new article, please see the #Task console.

[edit] Task console

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for WikiProject Politics:
Open Tasks for WikiProject Politics (edit)
New articles Edit / format Requests Expand

New politics-related articles (bot-assisted)

Merges Discussions Categorisation Maintenance
  • none as yet

A cleanup listing for this project is available, updated by WolterBot. More information...

[edit] Collaboration of the fortnight

Submit your nominations for Collaboration of the fortnight!

DJL5rice(talk) 09:15, 24 November 2010 (UTC) 158. ||billertl (talk · contribs)||  USA|| Primarily United States politics

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  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
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  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

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