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Welcome to Quality Article Improvement

Several Wikipedians in 2012 formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving the quality of Wikipedia's Quality Articles, namely Good articles (GA) and Featured articles (FA). This page and its subpages contain suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project and inquire on the talk page.

Goals[edit]

Scope[edit]

approved cabal for improvement

Contributors[edit]

Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest. Members may add the category Category:WikiProject Quality Article Improvement participants to their user page. For something like a userbox, try the {{User WikiProject Quality Article Improvement}} or {{User QAIbox}} and be creative, - you do it yourself.

  1. - PumpkinSky (talk · contribs)
  2. -  Br'erRabbit 
  3. Ched (talk · contribs) I'm willing to try to help anyone I can; although, I'm not the most proficient technician available. Chedzilla (talk) 11:45, 27 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Gerda Arendt (talk · contribs) I am here for company, and quality has a prize --Gerda Arendt (talk) 04:55, 28 June 2012 (UTC) ... or two --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:45, 18 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Montanabw (talk · contribs) copyediting for flow, fact-checking, etc. Not great with technical stuff, but good at digging up research. 00:24, 1 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Keilana (talk · contribs) I'm working on core science articles. Right now, astronomy. 16:58, 1 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Wehwalt (talk · contribs), doing a lot of stuff.22:21, 23 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  8. - Deepon (talk · contribs) Willing to help anyone with an article related to WikiProject electronics.
  9. Pigsonthewing (talk · contribs) Technical soundness: templates, standards, accessibility and categories. Ping me if I can help. Also have access to HighBeam & Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for referencing.
  10. - Uyvsdi (talk · contribs) I've been focused on Indigenous peoples of the Americas articles, but try to clean up neglected stubs that I come across. Am working on improving my own copy editing and writing style, and Wikipedia is a fantastic place to hone skills!
  11. - John (talk · contribs) Anything and everything. 21:46, 23 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  12. - Boson (talk · contribs) Mainly focused on Germany and European Union but willing to help out with copyediting, translating etc. on any topic.
  13. - RHM22 (talk · contribs) I'm mainly interested in historical topics, but I can help with copyediting and perhaps other requests made on my talk page. 16:02, 9 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  14. - Alakzi (talk · contribs) Templates and copyediting, mostly. 20:51, 21 April 2015 (UTC) (project talk)[reply]
  15. SusunW (talk · contribs) Research is my forte. Definitely not technical. SusunW (talk) 20:50, 30 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  16. - JackTheVicar (talk · contribs) : I can read, write, make paella, and tie my shoes three ways.
  17. - Yash! (talk · contribs) : I specialise in India, Pakistan, Green Day, medicine and cricket related articles. But I am willing to help with any given topic.
  18. - GregJackP (talk · contribs) I just like the userbox. And beer. Someone promised me beer. 09:05, 28 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  19. SMcCandlish ☺ ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  01:28, 20 November 2015 (UTC) I spend much more time on WP improving existing articles that creating new ones. We need better articles more than we need yet another article about some minor actor, or regionally quasi-famous band, or disputed subspecies of microbe. Most of the important articles already exist, but many of them are crap, and many that reach GA or FA don't stay there but become crappy again over time.[reply]
  20. - The Quixotic Potato (talk · contribs) Typofixing. Typofixing. Typofixing. 22:51, 6 February 2016 (UTC) - 2017[reply]
  21. Dweller (talk · contribs) Cricket, football, rugby, history. I have considerable FA experience, but none at GA. Also, I maintain User:Dweller/Featured Articles that haven't been on Main Page in my userspace, but everyone is welcome to help. 10:42, 18 February 2016 (UTC)
  22. Numerounovedant (talk · contribs) Mainly work on Sports and Entertainment industry. Would love to help with reviews because I know how long some of us have to wait for them! 09:10, 27 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  23. Sainsf (talk · contribs) I mainly contribute to articles on animals, thanks to Gerda Arendt for bringing me here :) Sainsf (talk · contribs) 03:04, 2 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  24. K.e.coffman (talk · contribs) I would like to contribute to GA reviews. I'm a reasonably good copyeditor, and can provide another set of eyes. K.e.coffman (talk) 08:18, 27 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  25. Finnusertop (talk · contribs) We say that "the typical profile for an article's development" is steadfast progress on a one-way street to FA status. FAs are "considered complete", and one would expect them to stay that way. Yet, the reality is that regress of FAs is not uncommon. I want to help WP—if not move forward—prevent it from moving backwards. 21:39, 14 August 2016 (UTC)
  26. Iazyges (talk · contribs) mostly GA reviews. 05:19, 20 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  27. Patient Zero (talk · contribs) - I mainly work in AV, but I also do a bit of copy editing. I edit pages on numerous topics as a result. Patient Zerotalk 08:51, 11 January 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  28. Srich32977 (talk · contribs) – A gnome at heart, who appreciates the assistance of others. Especially when they catch my mistakes. (Sorry for over-working you guys.) – S. Rich (talk) 16:48, 15 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  29. - RileyBugz (talk · contribs) - I participate in FAC, try and keep up the quality of some bird FAs, occasionally award people barnstars, and more. RileyBugz会話投稿記録 21:31, 25 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  30. Samee (talk · contribs) — 20:50, 24 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  31. - Nauriya (talk · contribs) - I really want to see articles on people who are notably famous but have very less information on Wikipedia, passionate about award ceremonies, films and television articles of all genre and film industries.
  32. + Vami_IV (talk · contribs) - Vami_IV✠ 10:33, 27 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  33. - SkyGazer 512 (talk · contribs) - I've done a bit of article creation, expansion, and copy-editing. Although I edit a variety of topics, my creations most often focus on historical women biographies, living species, and geographic features.--SkyGazer 512 Oh no, what did I do this time? 02:57, 24 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  34. Eddie891 (talk · contribs) we will see... Eddie891 Talk Work 14:01, 31 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  35. - Jmar67 (talk · contribs) Copy editing
  36. - OhKayeSierra (talk · contribs) English teacher with an army of red pens that she isn't afraid to use. Happy to help with any copy-editing that might be needed. OhKayeSierra (talk) 03:29, 8 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  37. TheAafi (talk · contribs) (I am interested in working on WP:ISLAM and WP:INDIA related "biographical articles" and particularly biographies of people who are related to Darul Uloom Deoband, Jamia Millia Islamia and related institutes.) 14:50, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
  38. Atsme - wide ranging interests including but not limited to nature topics, conservation, environment, equine, canine, livestock, ancestral fishes, copy-editing all topics, also a member of the Wikipedia:Lede Improvement Team. Atsme 💬 📧 12:06, 3 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  39. Netherzone Many interests including the arts, Indigenous cultures, environmental issues, and I simply love hot springs. Thanks go out to Gerda Arendt for directing me to this project. Netherzone (talk) 15:41, 22 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  40. - AmirahBreen (talk · contribs)
  41. MRRaja001 (talk · contribs) Open to work on any article. MRRaja001 (talk) 07:55, 16 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  42. Alaney2k (talk · contribs) I have been working on fixing up references for articles, adding alts to images, reducing overlinking, those sorts of things for some time now. Even good articles and featured articles seem to have the need for a 'white glove' once over.
  43. ARoseWolf - Gerda is such an amazing Wiki-friend and a special thanks for leading me here. I began here as Tsistunagiski (joined October 27th, 2020) which was mothers name but now go by ARoseWolf so creating a new bio here seemed appropriate. I enjoy articles on Indigenous people, cultures and their ways of life and the Ashkenazi Jews of which my heritage belongs to both. Articles on women and women related subjects is a significant interest of mine. Also enjoy the natural beauty of the Earth so any articles on geological locations and formations is of particular importance. People interest me. The way we interact interests me. The ebb and flow of conversation, even those where discord occurs, has always fascinated me because I see it differently than most and love to experience the world through others eyes because it enriches my own journey. Seeing articles written by others about topics deemed notable helps me explore that. --ARoseWolf 16:45, 21 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  44. - Charlette9 (talk · contribs) I am interested in working on which involve creative research. 22:39, 20 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  45. theleekycauldron I mostly do American television, politics, and internet culture, but I can provide some level of help with almost anything :) most of my experience with outside topics comes from helping out at DYK's prep sets since August 2021. theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 08:22, 23 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  46. The Night Watch (talk) 22:35, 25 July 2022 (UTC) Video games and history. I can also help with films.[reply]
  47. CactiStaccingCrane (talk) 12:19, 20 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  48. Elizabeth (Eewilson) I work on botany articles and sometimes other articles that I see need improvement. I like to clean up reference sections and to find species images online to add to articles. I use Wikipedia a lot – to find music trivia, to keep up with current events, and simply to learn. I like to learn. – Elizabeth (Eewilson) (tag or ping me) (talk) 04:36, 17 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  49. Fakescientist8000 (talk · contribs)
  50. Tails Wx – Severe storms (tropical cyclones, tornadoes, floods, etc.) music, recent events, and video games! Tails Wx 23:50, 18 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  51. - Schminnte (talk · contribs) – Music of all kinds, mainly musical instruments. I'm becoming increasingly involved at GA, so thought I'd add myself here. Schminnte (talk contribs) 08:47, 29 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  52. GloryRoad66 (talk · contribs) – Music, mainly rock, but I am open to venturing into other territories.
  53. Midori No Sora (talk · contribs) – I sometimes work on tropical cyclone articles. Recently, I've begun expanding and copy editing Japanese cities/towns and Aviation related articles! I can also work on articles that I have interests in! 🛧Layah50♪🛪 ( 話す? 一緒に飛ぼう!) 13:41, 26 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  54. Prodraxis (talk · contribs) I will edit virtually anything and everything - as long as it's notable, of course. — Prodraxis {talkcontribs} (she/her) 22:41, 29 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  55. - FooBarBaz (talk · contribs) Basically the lazy one. Only contributing to natural science articles. foobarbaz 05:43, 10 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]
    account abandoned 13 September --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:40, 20 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  56. Frzzl (talk · contribs) Didn't realise I hadn't joined! Here because of the wonderful Gerda being very kind, hopefully I can pass a little bit of that on :D - edit-wise you can normally find me skulking around conlang-related articlespace! Frzzltalk;contribs 22:04, 17 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  57. Maddy from Celeste (talk · contribs) I edit many things, but perhaps most prominently gender-related topics. Recently took interest in our GA and FA processes. Addicted to research databases (Wikipedia library <3). -- Maddy from Celeste (WAVEDASH) 16:08, 28 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  58. Edward-Woodrow (talk · contribs)
  59. DreamRimmer (talk · contribs) I am interested in working on Turkish, Indian and German subjects. DreamRimmer (talk) 13:17, 7 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  60. Voorts (talk · contribs) GA, FA, and ensuring reference quality/verifiability. voorts (talk/contributions) 23:54, 2 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  61. The Herald (talk · contribs) Interested in GAs primarily to get them to FAs. The Herald (Benison) (talk) 17:03, 20 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  62. Remsense (talk · contribs) – Language, history, the arts, and philosophy, broadly construed. Narrowly construed—I suppose China, the late antique period, the history of science, grammatology, palaeography, and contemporary classical music are particular fixations I will jump to work with others on. Remsense 22:04, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  63. Tesseractic (talk · contribs) - Since I am already working on article improvement, keeping up article quality is a logical next step. > Tesseractic: talk? 19:37, 8 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  64. sawyer-mcdonell (talk · contribs) why not ... i'm always tweaking my own quality content anyways :) ... sawyer * he/they * talk 02:11, 10 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  65. Wolverine XI (talk · contribs) Mainly work on animal articles, particularly mammals. Wolverine XI (talk to me) 20:37, 5 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  66. Sohom Datta (talk · contribs) why not... I primarily tend to improve article related to computer security and the Indian subcontinent (when I get time!) Sohom (talk) 10:53, 28 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  67. TechnoSquirrel69 (talk · contribs) — I keep forgetting add myself, so here we go! I'm continually working on one project or another, so my goals align with this project's purpose; my promoted content currently focuses on music and film, but I'm likely to start branching out from there in the near future! TechnoSquirrel69 (sigh) 23:26, 3 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  68. SafariScribe (talk · contribs) I am interested in cleaning up. Working on all article especially WP:WikiProject Africa.Safari ScribeEdits! Talk! 12:42, 4 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Alakzi[edit]

The QAI people haven't commented here simply because they're part of QAI;
they're part of QAI because they share some of the same ideas and values
- one of them being that infoboxes are integral to the encyclopaedia.
31 August 2015

Awards received[edit]

Core Contest 2012[edit]

Second Prize - Core Contest
Congratulations for sharing in second prize in the August 2012 incarnation of the Core Contest! Your voucher will be on its way soon.... Casliber (talk · contribs) 15:35, 4 October 2012 (UTC)[reply]
This was for PumpkinSky and Gerda Arendt and their work on Franz Kafka PumpkinSky talk 22:47, 7 October 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Core Contest 2013[edit]

The Barnstar of National Merit
I hereby award this Barnstar of National Merit to Diannaa for achieving third prize in the Core Contest in April 2013 for work on Nazi Germany. A Wikimedia UK person will be in contact to send off an Amazon voucher for £55. Well done! Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 06:03, 17 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]
this WikiAward was given to Diannaa by Cas Liber (talk · contribs) on 06:03, 17 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]

100 FAs[edit]

The Special Barnstar
One hundred not out! Magnificent – deafening applause for one of Wikipedia's true stars. Tim riley (talk) 19:28, 7 December 2013 (UTC)[reply]

To Wehwalt on the occasion of his 100th FA, History of Chincoteague, Virginia

Signpost Interview 11 December 2013 by Brian Boultoun

Honourable mention[edit]

UK Wikimedian of the Year 2014

Honourable mention: Andy Mabbett

Andy is a dedicated Wikimedian who has among the many things he has done started the Voice Intro Project – a project to make audio recordings in which Wikipedia subjects speak their name and introduce themselves. Associated with that was an event at the BBC which got the corporation to release clips from their archive material under free licenses.[1]

See also: nomination, article creation, images, project

Signpost Project report 5 August 2015 on project Templates

Million Award[edit]

Project members received the Million Award for 16 articles: Horse, Elden Ring, Statue of Liberty, Richard Nixon, Adolf Hitler, Delhi, Sean Combs, Franz Kafka, Harry S. Truman, Nazi Germany, Auschwitz concentration camp, Schindler's List, Normandy landings, Josef Mengele, Babe Ruth and Green Day.

Successful featured articles[edit]

Project members wrote articles which were viewed more than 100,000 times on their day on the Main page (see list of successful featured articles):

Arbitrator[edit]

Jimmy Wales and Emily Temple-Wood at the 2016 Wikimedia Conference

TFA coordinator[edit]

Wehwalt has been TFA coordinator since November 2017, first scheduling in December 2017.

Honorary members[edit]

For continuous prolific efforts improving the quality of articles in 2020, the follwing users were called honorary members:

  • Grimes2 for articles on request, references and quality checking
  • LouisAlain for article translation
  • Yoninah for DYK-related efforts and improving psalms
  • RexxS for his passion for accessibility

Calendar pics will be the rewards. Begun 6 January. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:18, 13 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Now we know that Yoninah will not have seen this. Lets work in her memory and spirit. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:03, 20 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

End of 2022, several editors have helped consistently without being formal members: 28bytes, Adam Cuerden, Amakuru, Amitchell125, Antandrus, Aza24, Ceoil, Cwmhiraeth, DanCherek, DisillusionedBitterAndKnackered, El C, Graham87, GRuban, Ipigott, Mandarax, MarnetteD, Moxy, PFHLai, Rosiestep, Ser Amantio di Nicolao, Storye book, Thriley, Thoughtfortheday, Urve, Wtfiv, Wugapodes. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:12, 30 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

TFA and TFL[edit]

The following table lists article name, date of entry here, date of desired appearance or "any", with a link to the nomination, the current status (pend = pending, req = requested, sked = scheduled, app = appeared), the author(s) (highlighted if QAI member, and if first TFA), area, nominator, notes.

Article Nom date TFA date status by where sugg notes
Cosima Wagner 2022-06-14 2024-12-24 rerun plan BB GA 2012 nom
The Coral Island 2021-03-03 2024-??-?? req, but later Drmies · Eric Corbett GA nom 1
Illinois Centennial half dollar 2018-08-03 2024-??-?? later W US W
Percy Grainger 2021-03-04 2032-07-08 rerun plan BB GA 150th birthday nom 1
Socrates Nelson 2022-01-14 2024-??-?? later TheTechnician27 TT
Coinage Act of 1873 2022-02-01 2024-??-?? backup W US W
Shovel Knight Showdown 2024-06-18 2024-10-10 pend The Night Watch GA
Cucurbita 2024-03-23 2024-10-29 pend several Dank
The Founding Ceremony of the Nation 2024-03-23 2024-10-01 pend W China W
St Melangell's Church 2024-06-14 2024-08-? req Sawyer777 GA
Double sovereign 2024-04-30 2024-06-05 app W W
Ludwigsburg Palace 2024-02-19 2024-06-01 app Vami IV GA
Boundary Fire (2017) 2024-03-06 2024-05-30 app Vami IV GA
SMS Lothringen 2024-05-27 2024-05-27 app Parsecboy Br'er Dank
Doom (2016 video game) 2024-05-13 2024-05-13 app Vami IV Dank
Felix M. Warburg House 2024-02-25 2024-05-10 app Vami IV, Epicgenius GA
Kathleen Ferrier 2021-03-04 2024-04-22 app BB GA
William T. Stearn 2024-04-16 2024-04-16 app Michael Goodyear Dank (rerun)
Walt Whitman's lectures on Abraham Lincoln 2024-02-11 2024-04-14 app Eddie891 Dank
Kurt Vonnegut 2022-03-05 2024-04-14 app W W
Appalachian Spring 2024-02-08 2024-04-06 app MyCatIsAChonk Dank
Morgan Bulkeley 2024-04-02 2024-04-02 app W W
Royal Maundy 2024-03-28 2024-03-28 app W W
Black-necked grebe 2024-02-01 2024-03-17 app RigleyBugz, KonstantinaG07 W
Philadelphia Athletics 18, Cleveland Indians 17 (1932) 2024-03-14 2024-03-14 app W US GtM
Blood on the Floor (Turnage) 2024-01-08 2024-02-29 app Schminnte GtM
Quarter sovereign 2024-01-08 2024-02-20 app W GtM
Annunciation (Memling) 2020-04-30 2024-02-13 app Victoria · Ceoil GtM
Nicholas Hoult 2024-01-28 2024-01-28 app Vedant Dank
Handel's lost Hamburg operas 2023-12-02 2024-01-17 app BB Dank
SMS Prinz Adalbert (1901) 2024-01-12 2024-01-12 app Parsecboy Br'er Dank
The Firebird 2023-12-02 2024-01-10 app MyCatIsAChonk Dank
Brooklyn Dodgers 1, Boston Braves 1 (26 innings) 2024-01-03 2024-01-03 app W US

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