The Growth team works on a project that eases newcomers' first steps. We are trying to understand what initiatives different wikis have to welcome newcomers, and which templates are commonly used for maintenance activities. You can help this project by checking if your wiki's pages are listed on Wikidata.
Please do not edit this page. Edit directly Wikidata.
If you have questions, please use the talk page.
Thank you for your help!
Resources for newcomers
Has your wiki created a tutorial for newcomers ? If so, please list it on Q915263.
Experienced users helping newcomers
Has your wiki a list of mentors, or people being ready to help newcomers?
- If you have a mentorship project, please list it on Q3919128.
- If this project has a list of names on a separate page, please add this page on Q26708483.
- If you have a welcome message signed by experienced users, please add the list of users on Q14339834.
Places to ask questions about Wikipedia
Has you wiki a place where newcomers can ask questions?
- If it is a place dedicated to newcomers, please list it on Q11059110.
- If it is a place open to questions from all users, please list it on Q5621643.
We are looking for maintenance templates for 5 types of tasks, and help pages that explain these tasks.
|Task||Description||Templates that match||Primary Help page||Fallback help page|
|Update article||Dates to be updated, articles to be refreshed with new information, etc.||Q5617874||Q4664141||-|
|Add References||Articles missing citations and references.||Q5962027||Q79951||Q642335|
|Add Links||Articles needing some cleanup and checking on their contents
(focusing on adding more internal links, to keep the task simple)
|Expand article||Stubs and short articles needing more work.||Q5529697, Q5623589, Q10965101||Q10973854||Q4663261|
|Copyedit article||Articles with typos, spelling or grammar issues.||Q6292692||Q10953805||-|
Fallback help pages mean that we query on the "Primary" element first, and if we don't find a page listed there for your wiki, we use the "Fallback" one.