This page lists various tasks that need doing at If you want to get involved, but don't know where to start, then look down this list and see if anything takes your fancy.

On-going tasks[edit]

These are the tasks that will never be 'complete', such as on-going maintenance work or clean-up, or which are part of on-going projects that will take a significant period of time to complete.

For administrators[edit]

The following tasks can only be carried out by admins.

  • Candidates for deletion
    This category should normally be empty. Any articles in this category are deletion requests and should be checked out. If the criteria have been met then the article should ultimately be deleted, but only once a suitable time has passed.
  • Candidates for speedy deletion
    This category should normally be empty. Any articles in this category are (supposedly) non-contentious deletion requests and in most cases should be deleted. Check Project:Deletion for more info.

For any user[edit]

The following tasks can be carried out by all users.

  • Add categories to any uncategorised pages, images and categories
    You will need to familiarise yourself with our categorisation scheme first. Note that the two special categories, Category:Top level and Category:Languages should not be categorised.
  • Recent changes patrol
    Check through the list of recent changes (particularly new pages and edits from anonymous users) to catch vandalism/spam. If existing pages are vandalised then the changes should be reverted. If new junk pages are created, they should be marked for speedy deletion.
  • Create missing category pages
    Check the list of missing categories, and check whether the articles in the category are in the right place. If not, update the category links in the article(s) in question. If they are, then add a category page, ensuring that you categorise it so it shows up in the right place in the tree. For non-English categories, check that the English version exists, and then copy the language template/categorisation from one of the non-English versions changing language codes where appropriate. If an English version of the category does not exist, then the articles are mis-categorised.
  • Translate Pages into other Languages
  • Import translations to the new Translate system
  • Answer support requests.
  • Finish documenting maintenance scripts.