Wikiquote:WikiProject

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Note: WikiProjects are not Wikimedia sister projects.

A WikiProject is a collection of pages devoted to the management of a specific family of information within Wikiquote. It is not a place to write articles, but a resource to help coordinate and organize article writing. The attached talk pages are a convenient forum for those interested in a particular project.

Before you begin[edit]

Ask yourself this question—is a WikiProject right for what I want to do?

A Wikiproject is designed to co-ordinate the efforts of several users, and to allow a group of conceptually related pages to have similar structures and appearance. However, using a WikiProject adds a considerable amount of additional effort and administration and it only begins to deliver value once several users are actively involved.

Generally you should have at least 5–10 people involved before a Wikiproject structure makes any sense and adds any value. If you don't think you'll get at least 5–10 people on board, then don't waste your effort—you'll be better off just writing your articles.

If you are not sure: If you have a subject you are passionate about, but you aren't certain if anyone else is interested, then write a brief description of your project on your user page, and a link to it on Wikiquote:Community Portal. If interest is good, feel free to launch the project; otherwise you will probably find it more effective to focus your efforts on the articles themselves.


Suggestions for new projects[edit]

  1. Read WikiProject best practices for tips on leading a WikiProject.
  2. Create the main project page at Wikiquote:WikiProject projectname. (See Starting a new page)
  3. Create an outline on your project page:
  4. Identify pages within the scope of your project:
    • A good way to do this is to copy the listings of Special:Whatlinkshere for the most important articles related to your project.
    • You will probably want to save a copy of the list on a project status subpage.
  5. Create a project to-do list to focus and coordinate your collaborative efforts.
  6. If possible, link to a sample article to give other Wikiquotians a feel for the project's goals.
  7. Advertise!
    • Create a project notice template, and insert it at the top of the talk page of related articles.