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Happy New Year

I want to wish everyone and their families, friends, and associates an excellent new year. I am speaking from the North Eastern US, but I assume that the new year is very much the same around the world; it is a time of renewal, reinforcement, commitment, and, well, improved navigation.

The last decade, the beginning of the new millennium, was an extremely difficult time for the Information Society, at least in my region. In September of 2001, our Information Society "head quarters," so to speak, was struck by the most concentrated violence in human history, essentially ending, at least for us, the most incredible growth spurt of the Information Society: the development of the Internet as the core of human communication with the invention of the WWW.

The last decade has been introspective; most people I know have been searching for answers, wondering what went wrong when things seemed so right. Now, exactly ten years out of synchronicity, we are finally empowered with the properly constructed knowledge that will enable us to help adjust humanity's future history for its journey through the Twenty-First Century.

Unquestionably, completely open and freely available information systems are the key to us, as free and open describe this very system that we work and live in. I believe that they will be key to humanity's path into the future, and that the work we are doing here is blazing that path.--JohnBessa66.pngBessatalk 14:32, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Happy New Year to all Wikiversitians! Historybuff 20:27, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
Happy New Year to all! One of my (many) New Year's resolutions: Let's continue to improve Wikiversity and make it an exciting and useful community for learners! :) --Trinity507 05:36, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

Introducing Annotated Bibliographies

Note: I need a little help designing a format for the titles of the pages and the root index.--JohnBessa66.pngBessatalk 22:43, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

I will (over time) attempt introduce the idea of annotated bibliographies as mediated support material that can contain varying critical interpretations of important cited text.

Annotations that have differing critical approaches will help support wv's structure by creating back-linking maps to other threads on similar topics, as the different topics will link to common supporting material.

This extends the "conceptual complexity" idea that I described below in the linking discussion. It should help add another dimension of value to the wv. This "loosening" of the purely hierarchical wiki format will also support the idea of multiple threads of research that can help prevent the types of conflict that plague WP.--JohnBessa66.pngBessatalk 14:54, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

This is the list of annotated bibliographies I want to import from their present location:

  • Japan, From Will Durant's Our Oriental Heritage
  • The Life-Giving Sword by Yagyu Munenori
  • Carl Rogers on Personal Power
  • Technics and Civilization by Lewis Mumford
  • The Information Society by Christoper May
  • Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  • The Farther Reaches of Human Nature by Abraham Maslow
  • Prisoners of Hate by Aaron Beck
  • Carl Rogers: Dialogues with BF Skinner
  • On Becoming a Person by Carl Rogers
  • Cognitive Therapy by Aaron Beck
  • Politics and Innocence: A Humanistic Debate by Carl Rogers
  • The Carl Rogers Reader
  • B. F. Skinner by Daniel W. Bjork
  • The Control Revolution by Andrew L. Shapiro
Hi! Quite a long blog. First of all the copyright issues should be clarified. For the titles I would suggest to keep the pesent ones + put something behind, like Japan (bibliography), The Life-Giving Sword (bibliography)... Put them into one category and fing a place in WV category system, where your cat. can fit in. In case you are not satisfied with either page or cat. name, you can adjust those later. Also I would put a link to these pages on your user page to be able to find them very easily. --Gbaor 11:39, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
Thx, Gbaor. Just for future reference, as this is my stuff, all of my stuff either goes w/ the accepted license or is public domain. (Photos are different, as I am selling them now.) The WP just puts the title, and then will "disambiguate" if there is a conflict. I am not sure we have a surplus of those resources, so my thought is to put the author in the title, but how to punctuate it, possibly "Good_Book_by_Good_Writer_(annotated_bibliography)." I am not sure "annotated bibliography" is a great descriptor as a "bibliography" is a collection of titles, and "annotated" isn't the word most commonly used to describe critical inquiry.
Categories should be the fun part, as my goal is to create a tagging/linking effect from what we rely on for validity: supporting information. I want to introduce the idea of a complexity such as in concept mapping (or webbing for the K-12 set) where back-links such as common citations actually become focal points for developing new information from critical comparison. Here is an extensive document on "thought linking" that I wrote a few years back when I really obsessed about the topic.--JohnBessa66.pngBessatalk 15:47, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

:Mediated Citations(?) I first heard the word "mediated" applied (complainingly) in terms of Information to the Internet community of Care2 by a hippie in front of the Savanah, GA library a few years back. "What a funny use of the word" I thought, but it stuck with me to mean a layer between social action (here critical comparison) and actual fact (the cited text). And not mediation in the sense of avoiding a court battle.--JohnBessa66.pngBessatalk 15:38, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

Alternative title ideas might be "John_Bessa's_review_of_Shakespeare_works" or "Review of Shakespeare's works/John_Bessa" for examples. The later could be useful for collecting together reviews or annotations by multiple authors. -- darklama  19:33, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Darklama wrote: "useful for collecting together reviews or annotations by multiple authors" Your suggestion would have exactly the opposite effect. If you don't present the work as collaborative, but instead put personal names on it, it will never become a group effort, and hence not be a vehicle for linking ideas, or "mediation."--JohnBessa66.pngBessatalk 00:15, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Best Educational Wiki 2009

See [1] I am just wndering why WV was not nominated... --Gbaor 15:43, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

But look, our long life rival/friend Wikieducator is on the list of the page. Well, it show us we have to work hard. But, hey, thx for the link. I didnt knew, there are so many educational wikies.--Juan de Vojníkov 20:56, 22 December 2009 (UTC)
After browsing the winner, I am not certain we would want their award.--JohnBessa66.pngBessatalk 00:11, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

WV pages

Main page says that WV has "11,804 learning resources and growing." A quick question: These 11,804 "content pages" include also sub-pages? --Gbaor 09:34, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

I think so. But I think there are count problems, if subpages are not in categories.--Juan de Vojníkov 20:54, 22 December 2009 (UTC)
I'd actually like to know how these are counted, I have no idea and am wondering if maybe the system needs an overhaul. Or maybe we could include a link to a "breakdown" of learning resources on the main page? Anybody want to take this conversation to the Main page learning project? --Trinity507 05:39, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
Is there any place we could ask about this? On WP or Meta? --Gbaor 12:53, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
I have found some info here and here. It seems that "The conservative number for the Wikipedia excludes redirects, discussion pages, image description pages, user profile pages, templates, help pages, portals, articles without links to other articles, and pages about Wikipedia." So the subpages should be counted if they contain an internal link (If the rule is the same on WP and WV). --Gbaor 16:50, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Converting Radio waves into D.C Electrical energy

Hi! Can u please help me in guiding [U][COLOR="Red"]how to Convert Radio waves(U.H.F) into D.C electrical energy of 800mAh 4.2V [/COLOR][/U]please reply me with all the accessories required for converting it and the procedures to do it..[/U] am under an innovative project please help me dude...... --Prab00 13:34, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

This forum us for questions about Wikiversity. For general knowledge questions, please post on the Help Desk. I will copy this Q and answer it there. Oh, and Merry Xmas. StuRat 13:50, 25 December 2009 (UTC)
Here it is: Help_desk#Converting_Radio_waves_into_D.C_Electrical_energy. StuRat 13:58, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

Swedish course

-- 23:50, 31 December 2009 (UTC)This course has no sound link that I can find. It would be very useful to have sound so one could know how the Swedish is pronounced.


I feel like a bit of an idiot not knowing this, but does Wikiversity have any kind of regularly updated blog or newsletter involving articles about learning projects, ways to get involved, etc.? This would be one of my realms of expertise. I think it would be a lot of fun to put together if none exists and a way to both allow the existing WV community to interact with other members more, and to bring new visitors to the site into the fold more quickly and more painlessly, so that they could get a better intro to what our site is about. Trinity507 05:46, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

I like to volunteer for that.Daanschr 18:01, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
I don't think there is anything too formal right now -- featured items and such are the main ways of knowing what's great, and "recent changes" can tell you what new or exciting. I know there was a Wikipedia newsletter which was somewhat regular -- if we do get something going, it might be good to have one of the columns sent over there too. Historybuff 23:57, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Testing Memorize extension

Hi to all,

I would like to announce you that Czech Wikiversity community is testing extension Memorize. It is good for students, who need to memorize vocabulary or images of plants/seeds/animals whatever.

I have prepared also a short page in English, where other members of the Wikiversity community can test it: [2]. Please feel free to register and experiment. You can also write more English documentation there or create versions in other languages. Do not forget to leave your impressions and advices in the appropriate discussion page, that we'll have some feedback.

The schedule for the Czech community is as follows:

  • collect comments and advices from students using it (we can compare it cross different languages)
  • extension modification and possible spin offs/extension versions (JavaScript expert needed - can you help us?)
  • translation (now the extension is in English, once it will be agreed by community and adjusted by JavaScript expert it can be translated to other languages)
  • license guidance and possible negotiations (the copy I had is released under GNU, unfortunately recently it become unstable one, because of its release status. see: [3])
  • open a bug in bugzilla to enable Memorize on

I think, we can do this in one month.

On the end I would like to say, that I am not happy, I should control whats going on on my wiki. Even this wiki is not designed to test wikiversity extensions. So I would like to ask you to support our efforts to refresh Sandbox Server, where this development can be also done as other useful things: Sandbox Server. --Juan de Vojníkov 19:15, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Hi Juan,
One of the motivations for the Sandbox Server was to find ways to "try stuff" that wasn't allowed under the current setup.
While I do understand that the community that is adding content to a wiki doesn't have final say in how it is administered ("I should control [...] my wiki"), we have to understand too that the resources are shared and that because there are quite a number of wikis, it makes it unfeasible to allow any semi-tested software on which could cause issues with other wikis.
I've expressed my support for the Sandbox server before, and I will continue to do so. I originally thought that showing it was useful would be motivation to have Wikimedia take it over -- but it looks like there is more political wrangling that needs to be done to accomplish this.
Do you have a list of "things the Sandbox server will do" that we could lobby with? Historybuff 00:03, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

I am not sure, if I understand you well, but the needs are listed at Wikiversity Beta. I thought that there could be both projects. Those, where more users will use one MediaWiki and Moodle, but also those, where one participant, will have an access to a part of the server, where he/she/it could experiment with software.--Juan de Vojníkov 10:15, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

1911 encyclopedia

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De eerste exemplaren van "De Pelgrimstocht" , geschreven door Bernhard A. Kats, zijn van de drukpersen gerold. Na dertig jaar keert de auteur terug naar zijn geboortestreek, Twente. Hij neemt zijn oudste zoon met zich mee. Op hun tocht vertelt hij hem, aan de hand van plaatsen zoals Almelo, Nijverdal en Hellendoorn, die ze bezoeken en van de mensen die ze daar ontmoeten, wat hij als Joods jongetje gedurende de oorlog ervaren heeft. Tot nu toe heeft hij er bijna nooit met iemand over gesproken. Zelfs niet met zijn vier kinderen. Wat een onzin om met hun over die ellende te praten. Dit boek beschrijft , hoe hij voor het eerst zijn gevoelens met zijn oudste zoon deelt .

Wij kunnen u het ca 206 pagina' s tellende De Pelgrimstocht aanbieden voor de prijs van € 17, 95 ( exclusief verzendkosten) . Contact info@ freemusket eers. nl Wilt u het boek bestellen? Dat kan. Binnen onze webwinkel is er een speciale pagina voor. Daar wijst alles zich vanzelf. Zodra wij uw betaling ontvangen hebben, sturen we u uw exemplaar toe.

Bestellen boek De Pelgrimstocht, Bernhard A. Kats ISBN 978- 90- 484- 0249- 6 vaste prijs € 17, 95 verzendkosten per exemplaar € 3,20 (NL) € 6,48 (EU)

Scotland and Secretary Bird

under scotland there is no entery for glasgow , a major player in the british empire , why was this ? plus i am trying to find something out are secretaries named after secretary birds as they used theyre long feathers to write with ?

Hi, this is Ann. I'm not sure why there isn't an entry for Scotland, since it was, as you say, a major player during the 1900s. Let me see if there's any technical reason, such as that section didn't get scanned.

As for secretary birds, the bird was probably named after the long feathers behind its head that look as though they're quill pens that secretaries stuck behind their ears. Another possible explanation is that it's a trick of translation, that the Arabic "saqu ettair", or "hunting bird," sounded enough like "secretary" that it got the name that way.

This page doesn't allow links, but if you Google "Secretary Bird" and "name," you get links to Wikipedia and a site called The Big Zoo, which is where I got that.

Article on Mormons

This article isn't too accurate and presents a pretty biased viewpoint for an encyclopedia article. Maybe check your facts and consider a rewrite.

Hi. The article does indeed reflect the views and prejudices of its time. We recommend that you add updates to the discussion pages, since the articles themselves are reproductions of the original content. Thanks. Ann F.

List of Articles pertaining to the French Revolution

You should add the "Chouans" article to this list.

Let me get the okay and I'll do just that. Thanks! Ann F. Updated: Done!


There are several errors in the Banbury article. Banbury Cross was destroyed by Puritans, not in 1610 but on 26 July 1600, as confirmed in documents at Kew. The article does not say that Banbury has a replacement cross, built 1858-59. Broughton Castle is not 22m (miles?) SW - it is about four miles SW; no traces of the castle remain; St Mary's Church, modelled on a church by Sir Christopher Wren with a square ground plan, is clearly NOT of "no merit", as it has been given a Grade I listing by English Heritage. Simon, Banbury.

Hi, Simon, Thanks for your comments and additions. Because this is a reproduction site, we can't edit the Banbury page, but I took the liberty of copying your comments to the discussion page for Banbury, so they will be available for readers. Thanks for providing the update! Ann


I tried to found info about "Mianwali". I found that you have an error on your page. This is city of great PAKISTAN. But your page says that this is city of India. Please correct this page. Thanks

Hi, During the time of this encyclopaedia, it was a city in India, so we won't be changing the original page. However, I've copied your comments to the discussion page for Mianwali. Ann

Cut Off Text

I've been trying to find a link between the Romanian Martisoara tradition and the Vestal Virgins, and I found it here. However, that part of the article is partly cut off. Argh! I'd love to help you fix it, but I don't have a copy of the 1911 or 1922 version of the Encyclopedia. And it's not clear to me whether or not you have a scan of the pages available on your site for me to work from.

Hello! We do indeed have a scan and will be correcting from the scan. Thanks for helping us add it to the list of things to correct. I'm not sure what the timeframe is, so please check in every now and again.


Dutch Literature

in your formmidable article on ducth literature i stumbled upon a piece of garble text whicj i'm sure you'll wish to mend. it starts with <de poems were highly esteemed b Bilderdi k and she has a Lannoy. P g Y Y J> cheers, kees van bemmelen

Hello, Kees,

Thanks for finding that. We are going to be correcting from the scans, though I'm not positive about exactly when.



Thunder Run

There is a place at the geologic area called Thunder Run and on top plateau of those hills are ancient earth wigwam bases in round formations and brown hollow stones that were once lava from the volcanic heat. The stones have within the hollows glass diamond formations. a large pool of salty mineral water called Great Elk Lick exisited right in the center of PA. at the virgin forest times. All the large animals drank at that salty mineral pool the area was a great hunting place. The iroquois hunting ground and the susquehanna hunting grounds. my grandmother told how the old chief had fine sensitve sense of feeling at one time he laid long a large log in a dark quiet night and during the night he sensed a feeling of a panther crawling slow on the log coming toward him. He held a loaded musket that he raised as noiseless as the panther approaced near to him. he fired the musket bullet threw his head and its death plunge passed over him where he laid. The long habbit of sleepless vigilance saved his life from the deadly panther.

Add a special website links special area will be interesting 4 people like me, who are interested in writing website reviews....anyway great site...I love it

Hello, Thanks for your comments! Ann

Reynard the Fox

Fox article includes ""Reynard the Fox" (q.v.).", could the site have a page explaining what "q.v." means? Thank you. -- 13:37, 1 Feb 2007 (PST)

Hello, Q.V. stands for "quid videt," literally, "Go see." Essentially, it serves the same purpose as a hyperlink! :-) It's a bit old-fashioned.


Main page error

Hi, may I bring a problem to your attention? {I have tried to post this on the main page discussion page, but it keeps saying 'please remove any external links' even though I have included none). The main page is factually incorrect, as it places Ireland under 'British islands". This is wrong. It would be correct to place it under 'British Isles', although there is some controversy over even that. The Wikipedia article on 'British Islands' explains it well; 'The term British Islands is used in the law of the United Kingdom to refer collectively to the following four states:

   * the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
   * the Bailiwick of Jersey;
   * the Bailiwick of Guernsey (including Alderney, Herm, and Sark); and
   * the Isle of Man.'

Ireland needs to be moved from the 'British Islands' section, or at the very least the section should be renamed as 'British Isles' I would change it myself, but I don't see any edit buttion for the main page. Thanks Mardago 11:37, 9 Dec 2008 (PST)


The article about Champaran (a district in British India) has been appended to the article about Phillipe de Champagne. I can't see how to create a new page so I guess I am not allowed to - can I leave it to one of you editors? Thanks.


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Icon tools.png October 20th, 2009 An RSS feed for the daily dumps on devtionary is now available at
Thumb-up.png July 14th, 2009 Daily dumps are being produced again at None had been since the site crashed even after it was brought back online until a couple of days ago.
Icon tools.png June 12th, 2009 A new version of nearbypages is available for testing. See the Beer Parlour for how to try it out.
Thumb-up.png June 8th, 2009 Our daily dump site is now reachable again at
Thumb-down.png June 3rd, 2009 Our daily dump site, which had already lost its DNS is no longer reachable even by its IP address Fortunately new official dumps are now arriving at fairly regular 5 day intervals from
Emblem-danger.svg March 1st, 2008 Experimenting with the efficacy of the XFF-forwarded headers, AOL has now been tentatively unblocked.
Information icon.svg February 16th 2008 Additions refine the Criteria for Inclusion as they pertain to terms from fictional universes, and previously to brand names.
Article.gif February 13th 2008 Italian overtakes English as having the most entries on English Wiktionary.
Article.gif February 5th 2008 Two thirds of the way to a million entries
Article.gif December 3rd "100 random pages" shows continued increase in percentage of foreign words
Wikt combined 7 10.svg November 18th Citations namespace created
12 MM Hon-Svce.gif October 12th The Wiktionary community officially adopts Assume Good Faith as a guideline.
Web traffic.png October 9th As of yesterday, according to Alexa's ranking, we are in the top 2000 web sites.
Article.gif September 21st We have a new 'crat.
Article.gif August 16th English Wiktionary reaches 500,000 entries (Well done everybody!).
Article.gif August 4th Simple English Wiktionary reaches 2,000 entries.
Logo-iletişim.png July 14th Daily Article mailing list now includes en.wikt's WOTD.
Article.gif July 9th Jyril's Finnish noun rohto became entry 450,000!
\o/ June 28th Uncompressed XML dump over 504MB now.
Article.gif June 9th SemperBlotto's noun reflectin became entry 400,000!
Thumb-up.png March 10th At long last, Wiktionary:Statistics#Detail shows inflected forms broken out.
Thumb-up.png February 12th Two new sysops appointed, Atelaes and Dmcdevit.
Article.gif January 30th Carl Daniels' Japanese noun 雷雨 became entry 325,000!
 ! January 16th Special:Log/patrol new log added - log of all patrol markings (Mainly for, where all users patrol edits.)
Crystal Clear app xchat.png December 31st WT:VOTE Reaches a new milestone, with eight active votes.
trophy.jpg December 11th The Wiktionary:Christmas Competition 2006 is now open to all contributors.
Article.gif November 4th TheCheatBot's English plural electroplatings became entry 300,000!
Crystal 128 kuser.png October 12-13 DAVilla resurrects the Collaboration of the week.
Circle-question.png October 8-15 A batch of fresh nominations and votes started at WT:VOTES.
Article.gif October 3rd Dvortygirl's English noun escapist became entry 250,000!
Article.gif September 28th Dijan's word आवश्यक became the 200,000th entry!
Article.gif September 11th Dvortygirl's word holdover became the 175,000th entry!
Thumb-up.png September 3 Two new sysops appointed, BD2412 and Pathoschild.
Circle-question.png August 31 The vote for our first local CheckUsers begins. Please vote because we need at least two people to get at least 25 votes for anything to happen at all.
Icon tools.png August 25 Wiktionary becomes the second project (after with sampled usage statistics, showing the top 1,000 pages viewed by anonymous IPs.
Thumb-up.png August 21 Congratulations to our latest bureaucrat, Vildricianus.
Thumb-up.png August 21 The severe decline in AOL vandalism coincides with the IP change of the Wikimedia servers; the secure server(s) have not rolled to the new IP addresses properly yet. Everything else seems to be OK, with the new IP addresses (i.e.
Thumb-down.png August 18 (wik*.org) is planning to move from to this weekend retaining the last octets in the number switching. Do your nslookup/dig checks now and break out your binary calculators, as DNS disruptions are very likely, for the next five days.
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Crystal Clear app xchat.png July 31 Wikimania in full swing. Live and archived audio/video feeds at
! July 2006 French Wikiquote taken down for systemic copyright questions.
Crystal Clear app xchat.png July 31 Wikimania starting tomorrow. Extra sysop attention needed at WT:LWM and other WT:DW tasks, all week long.
Thumb-up.png July 20 Two new bureaucrats: Dvortygirl and Hippietrail. One new nominee in the running... Vildricianus
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Crystal Clear app xchat.png July 01 Half of en.Wiktionary entries are English words - see here for details
WikiSaurus.png June 28 14 new namespaces have been introduced. See WT:BP
Wiktionary logo Diego UFCG.png June 18 A new logo is being discussed at meta.
Thumb-up.png June 14 Two new admins are elected: Davilla and Kappa
Article.gif June 5 Connel's word natures became the 150,000th entry!
Commons-logo-en.svg May 30 de:w:User:Duesentrieb activates CommonsTicker for the English Wiktionary!
Crystal Clear app xchat.png May 28 Two new discussion rooms are made official: the Grease pit, for technical debate, and the Information desk, for minor or specific assistance/questions.
Presa de decissions.png May 28 For the first time since January 11, 2005 there are no new admin candidates running!
Article.gif May 25 User:Dvortygirl's entry greener pastures became entry 145,000.
Thumb-up.png May 23 Four new admins: Celestianpower, Widsith, Andrew massyn and Rodasmith.
Thumb-up.png May 20 Latest XML dump available at
Circle-question.png May 5 Widsith, nominated for admin status.
Thumb-up.png May 4 Jusjih, Psy guy and Aulis Eskola granted admin status.
Thumb-up.png May 3 EncycloPetey and Kipmaster granted admin status.
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WikiSaurus.png April 24 WikiSaurus has 16,700 Google Hits beyond [1]
Thumb-down.png April 23 Latest XML download of current pages on en.wiktionary generated on 4/21/2006 at is corrupt.
Crystal 128 xchat+xclock.png April 22 Yorktown1776 starts the 500,000th article pool.
Thumb-down.png April 19 More downtime caused by a colo power outage.
Crystal 128 kuser.png April 17 A new Weekly Collaboration is set up.
April 14 A new upload of the complete Shakespeare word list is added.
Thumb-down.png April 10 Extended downtime caused an edge routing problem.
Web traffic.png April 9 Contact with online meta dictionary OneLook about indexing Wiktionary's English content elicited a positive response. Efforts have begun to provide a word list for them was faster than expected and quickly integrated.
Thumb-up.png April 3 Vildricianus granted admin status in record time.
Bug no text.png March 29 Image and file uploads are now restricted to sysops: Bug #5033. Left column link now goes directly to commons; sysops must use Special:Specialpages to get to Special:Uploads on the rare occasion it is required (i.e. site logo change.)
Article.gif March 28 SemperBlotto's English word sulfurous became entry 130,000.
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Help sections
Contents · General Wikispecies · Taxonavigation section · Name section · Reference section
Vernacular names section · Image Guidelines · Author Names · Project Templates · Project sources


Templates under consideration

There is still some work to be done to determine what information to include and what information NOT to include (we don't want too much duplication with Wikipedia). In particular, even though it says Vernacular names below, they are currently only included if there is a link to a Wikipedia article.

There is also some new discussion about the layout and format of these pages

see Wikispecies:Village pump/Archive 3#Revised proposal

Currently, Panthera tigris is seen as an example of an "ideal" Wikispecies page.

How a taxon page content should be structured

Look at Help:General Wikispecies

Taxonavigation: Give the most commonly used clades of the taxonomic tree and allows a convenient navigation through all groups of life. To find templates for taxonavigation, see template:sp for an example. To use a template, use {{Nameofclade}}, like this: {{Aves}}.

Name: Give the binominal name according to the original author of that name. For example: Meles meles (Linnaeus, 1758).

Synonyms (subsection): Give a list of other scientific names that have been used for the same species. These names are no longer valid but are still important because there is information out there under these names that can be used for the valid name still. SYNONYMS is a subsection of the NAME section. For more details, please see: Help:Name section#Synonyms. See Anopheles triannulatus for an example.

References: Give the publication in which the original description of the species was presented. This means an actual publication citation NOT a website. Also, make these references complete and user-friendly. For example, unabbreviate "Insec. Inscit. Menstr." like this "Insecutor Inscitiae menstruus." To find references, try these sites:

(User Jmb is compiling a more comprehensive list.)

Vernacular names: Give names of the species in other languages by using the {{VN|en=Red Fox|de=Rotfuchs|nl=Vos|ko=붉은여우|etc...}} template.

In addition to the vernacular names, give links to articles on this species in the particular Wikipedia, for example: [[en:badger]] (links to the English Wikipedia on badgers), [[de:Dachs]] (links to the German Wikipedia article on badgers). These links will appear in the sidebar on the lower, left side of the page.

Try to avoid other information. If you must, add it to the discussion page of the taxon. To preserve understandability for all languages, further information for a particular taxon should be put on the respective Wikipedia.

Taxon formatting templates

Type of list What to type What it makes
Genus {{g|Genus}} {{g|Genus}} {{glast|Genus}}

Genus1 - Genus2 - Genus last

Subgenus (Non-Plantae) {{subg|G|enus|subg1}} {{subg|G|enus|subg2}} {{subglast|G|enus|subglast}}

G. (subg1) - G. (subg2) - G. (subglast)

Subgenus Species (Non-Plantae) {{sgsp|G|enus|S|ubg1|species1}} {{sgsp|G|enus|S|ubg1|species2}} {{sgsplast|G|enus|S|ubg1|specieslast}}

G. (S.) species1 - G. (S.) species2 - G. (S.) specieslast

Subgenus Species Subspecies (Non-Plantae) {{sgssp|G|enus|S|ubg1|s|pecies1|sub1}} {{sgssp|G|enus|S|ubg1|s|pecies1|sub2}} {{sgssplast|G|enus|S|ubg1|s|pecies1|sublast}}

G. (S.) s. sub1 - G. (S.) s. sub2 - G. (S.) s. sublast

Subgenus (Plantae) {{subgplant|G|enus|subg1}} {{subgplant|G|enus|subg2}} {{subgplantlast|G|enus|subglast}}

G. subg. subg1 - G. subg. subg2 - G. subg. subglast

Section {{sect|G|enus|sect1}} {{sect|G|enus|sect21}} {{sectlast|G|enus|sectlast}}

G. sect. sect1 - G. sect. sect1 - G. sect. sectlast

Subsection {{subsect|G|enus|subsection1}} {{subsect|G|enus|subsection2}} {{subsectlast||G|enus|subsectionlast}}

G. subsect. subsection1 - G. subsect. subsection2 - . subsect. enus

Species {{sp|G|enus|species1}} {{sp|G|enus|species2}} {{splast|G|enus|specieslast}}

G. species1 - G. species2 - G. specieslast

Subspecies (Non-Plantae) {{ssp|G|enus|s|pecies|sub1}} {{ssp|G|enus|s|pecies|sub2}} {{ssplast|G|enus|s|pecies|sublast}}

G. s. sub1 - G. s. sub2 - G. s. sublast

Subspecies (Plantae) {{subspplant|G|enus|s|pecies|sub1}} {{subspplant|G|enus|s|pecies|sub2}} {{subspplantlast|G|enus|s|pecies|sublast}}

G. s. subsp. sub1 - G. s. subsp. sub2 - G. s. subsp. sublast

Variety {{var|G|enus|s|pecies|var1}} {{var|G|enus|s|pecies|var2}} {{varlast|G|enus|s|pecies|varlast}}

G. s. var. var1 - G. s. var. var2 - G. s. var. varlast

Taxa formatting: General rules

To achieve a standard look across Wikispecies, we have put up some rules for entering new taxa.

When there are more than one of a certain taxon, the plural form of the taxon should be used. Multiple taxa of the same level should then be separated by a nonbreakingspace-dash-space combination (&nbsp;- ). For genera and lower use above templates.

Latin taxa and plurals
Taxon (singular) Taxon (plural)
Phylum Phyla
Classis Classes
Ordo Ordines
Familia Familiae
Divisio Divisiones
Cohors Cohortes
Sectio Sectiones
Tribus Tribus
Genus Genera
Species Species
Varietas Varietas
Forma Formae

Page formating templates

What to type What it makes
{{aut|Carolus Linnaeus}} Carolus Linnaeus
English: Cow
Suomi: Lehmä

Procedural templates

What to type What it makes
This is a Wikispecies user page.

If you find this page on any site other than Wikispecies, you are viewing a mirror site. Be aware that the page may be outdated, and that the user this page belongs to may have no personal affiliation with any site other than Wikispecies itself. The original page is located at

Wikimedia Foundation
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Please see discussion on the talk page.

Page is added to Category:Disputed taxa

Nuvola apps important.svg The name of this taxon appears to be invalid under the relevant nomenclatural code,
as it is a junior homonym of xxxxxx.

Page is added to Category:Homonyms

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This article may be deleted.
Please remove this template if you corrected this article's taxon formatting.

Page is added to Category:Non-standard taxon formatting


Page is added to Category:Disambiguation pages

{{Disambig|link=[[Ensifera (Orthoptera)]]}}

Page is added to Category:Disambiguation pages

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If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain this on its talk page.

Page is added to Category: Candidates for speedy deletion

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Link Templates

What to type What it makes
Wikimedia Commons For more multimedia, look at Carnivora on Wikimedia Commons.
Wikibooks Wikibooks has a Dichotomous Key related to this taxon Animalia.

Translation templates

What to type What it makes
{{Translation|1=Other languages|page=Help:Project sources}}
Other languages
En  Nl 

Babel templates

Main article Wikispecies:Babel
What to type What it makes
This user cannot read or write any languages. Assistance is required.
Search user languages
en-2 This user is able to contribute with an intermediate level of English.
Search user languages
en-3 This user is able to contribute with an advanced level of English.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.
Search user languages


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