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This page documents ongoing projects and maintenance. To see a description and discussion of prior projects, please see Lesswrongwiki:Closed Projects. If you wish to propose a project, please use this page. If you have a specific request for an administrator (e.g. page deletion, sidebar edits), please do it here: Lesswrongwiki:Admin Requests.

General Projects and Maintainence

  • Wanted Content: - Whenever someone makes a wiki link to a page that doesn't exist yet, it shows up in the list on Special:WantedPages. You can help by creating pages from this list. Also, for a list of pages that already have some content, but could still use some improvement, see Category:Needs Improvement. Wanted categories are listed in Special:WantedCategories.
  • Page Stubs - A lot of the pages of this wiki are currently just stubs. You can help by adding more content to these pages. For a list of the page stubs, see Category:Page Stubs
  • General Cleanup - when reading a page on this wiki, did you notice any typos? broken links? missing category tags? something else that should be fixed? Please feel free to edit the page, and fix the problem. Here are some Special Pages that you can use to find broken links or improperly categorized pages:
  • continue filling in this list of priorities
  • continue categorizing the pages on this wiki
  • clean up all the templates, add descriptions of how to use the templates, using the includeonly tags
  • other obvious cleanup of the pages on this wiki

Article format

On the topic of Help:Style Guide.

It might be simpler to get away from the OB/LW dichotomy and seven-storied references structure, and to just enumerate all the articles under the same second-level section, like this one, titled "Blog posts". Btw, since the standard article capitalization is lower-case, and it's this way on Wikipedia, the same convention should be applied to section names in the articles.

I suggest the following sections:

  • See also
  • Footnotes
  • Blog posts
  • External references

Any comments? --Vladimir Nesov 18:10, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

We still haven't used the Footnotes section on any wiki page yet, have we? Also, I would suggest the name "Articles", instead of "Blog posts". --PeerInfinity 18:29, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
Footnotes were used a couple of times, and all sections are by-demand anyway. The jargon seems to be for the wiki pages to be called "articles", and essays on the blogs to be called "posts". "Articles" sounds nice, but they really are blog posts, by design of this wiki, so I'm not sure... --Vladimir Nesov 20:07, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
How about simply grouping articles, posts, and other resources together under "References"? Though personally, I find it useful to have the references sorted into "Overcoming Bias Articles", "Less Wrong Articles", and "Other Resources", and would prefer to continue sorting the references this way. --PeerInfinity 20:09, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
Considering that EY long threatened to import the OB posts into LW, the distinction is going to blur, and it's not very useful anyway. Blog posts and "see also" references within the wiki should be selected, so "external references" is everything else (but naming it "everything else" is worse if it's the only reference section), and "footnotes" is a separate formatting feature. --Vladimir Nesov 21:06, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Random Ideas

Articles to create

(This section seems to be useless, everyone's projects are their own, and collaboration starts on the articles when they actually appear.) --Vladimir Nesov 18:10, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

  • articles for each of the twelve virtues?