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This page or section is considered an official policy on Wookieepedia.

It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone must follow. Please use the Consensus track to propose changes to this policy.

WookieeProjects are collaborative efforts by Wookieepedians to improve a certain aspect of the wiki. WookieeProjects are open to everyone and registered users can choose to join as many WookieeProjects as they desire. In general, there are no activity requirements associated with membership in a project.

Most WookieeProjects aim to promote articles within their scope to Comprehensive, Good, or Featured status, but other types of project exist as well.

How to start a WookieeProject

Any Wookieepedian can start a WookieeProject, but you should read this page, particularly the next section, carefully.

  1. Pick a scope for the project
    • All WookieeProjects aim to improve a certain aspect of the wiki, but the typical project is one of the following:
    • This list is by no means comprehensive and other types of projects have been successful in the past.
    • The scope should be well-defined and not too narrow or broad. One novel or comic series is probably too narrow whereas a project that encompasses all 113,272 Legends articles is too broad. Most WookieeProjects will never come close to completing every single article within their purview.
    • It is common that scopes of different projects overlap in articles, but the scope of a proposed project should not be covered by an existing one. For example, the planet Batuu is covered by both Project Astrography and Project Galaxy's Edge. However, a new project that focuses on planets would not be useful since all planets are already within the scope of the former project.
    • Smaller projects that can be realistically completed within months to a year may be better suited for a more informal community project. An example of this is the archive link project of 2020. Project Stardust picks one major article to improve every month.
  2. Find other Wookieepedians who are interested in the topic
    • WookieeProjects are not meant to be pet projects, so finding other Wookieepedians who are interested in the topic is central to starting a WookieeProject. User subpages have been used in the past with great success to organize personal projects.
    • It is recommended you ask around on Discord and start a thread in the Senate Hall before creating a project. There is no set number of editors required to start a WookieeProject, but one or two is probably not enough for a fully fledged WookieeProject.
  3. Create the project
    • Once you have gone through the steps listed above, you can go ahead and create the project page. There is no standard layout for WookieeProject pages, but most projects have at least the following features:
      • Infobox and introduction: details project scope and organization.
      • Potential articles/projects: a list of articles or other projects that members can sign up for.
      • Current status article nominations: a dynamic list of current nominations that other members are encouraged to review.
      • Portfolio: list of status articles promoted by the project and other status articles that fall within the project scope.
      • Membership: usually a numbered list of participants where anyone can sign their name.
    • Most WookieeProjects insert WookieeProject notice templates on talk pages of articles within their scope. See here for examples. Keep in mind item 8 of the Talk page policy.

What a WookieeProject is not

  • WookieeProjects do not have ownership of articles within their scope. Every article on Wookieepedia, including those within the scope of one or more WookieeProjects, can be freely edited by anyone. Project leaders and members do not have a special position when it comes to article content.
  • WookieeProjects are not pet projects. If you are the only Wookieepedian interested in working on a certain topic, a WookieeProject is probably not necessary. You are more than welcome to use user subpages to organize your personal efforts.
  • WookieeProjects are not status symbols. Being a project leader or member does not grant you any special position within the Wookieepedia community and should not be viewed as a status symbol. Don't start a WookieeProject just to hold the title of leader.

Existing WookieeProjects

All registered Wookieepedians are free to join as many WookieeProjects as they like. This is usually done by signing your name on a participants list on the WookieeProject main page. You can add the {{User WookieeProject}} userbox to your userpage to highlight your membership.

Active

Inactive

There is no hard rule as to when a WookieeProject is considered inactive. You can join inactive WookieeProjects just as you can join active ones. If you wish to take over as the project leader, reach out to the current leader. If they have departed the site, start a thread in the Senate Hall. Be bold!

Chat channels

The most active WookieeProjects can request the creation of a subchannel on the Wookieepedia Discord server. These channels are opt-in and can be joined by any verified Wookieepedian on the server. A list of WookieeProject subchannels is available in the Server structure section of the Discord page.

For more information regarding the eventual creation of a project subchannel, please contact an administrator.

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