Wikipedia:Department directory

To assist in the administration of the Wikipedia community and development of the encyclopedia, the community has established a wide range of administration pages. Many of the pages listed below are static in nature and provide information and guidance on certain aspects of maintaining the project. Other pages are related to Wikipedia request departments and need continuous attention from volunteers like you to answer or deal with questions and requests. For a listing of ongoing discussions and current requests, see the dashboard. For other useful directories and indexes, see the directory.

About Wikipedia

Wikipedia community

Community portal WP:COM
Dashboard WP:-
Maintenance WP:WM
Editor's index WP:A-Z
Essay directory WP:EDIR


Community bulletin board WP:CBB
The Signpost WP:POST
Wikipedia in the media
Milestones WP:MILE
Press releases
Stats WP:ST
Regional notice boards WP:RNB
Goings-on WP:GO

Protocols and conventions

Village pump policy and proposal forum WP:VPP
Most P&G revisions take place on policies' talk pages. To find specific policies and guidelines, see...  
     Policies and guidelines, an overview WP:PG
     Policies WP:LOP
     Guidelines WP:LGL
     Manual of Style MOS:C

Abuse response

Report copyright problems WP:CP
Report edit wars WP:AN3
Report improper usernames WP:UAA
Report long-term abuse WP:LTA
Report open proxies WP:OP
Report sock puppets WP:SPI
Report spam WT:WPSPAM
Report vandalism WP:AIV

Dispute resolution

Request third opinion (outside input when only two editors are involved) WP:3
Request comment (outside input in general) WP:RFC
Request dispute resolution (mediation when consensus hasn't been reached normally) WP:DRN
Request mediation (closed down – historical reference) WP:RFM
Request arbitration (enforceable action when all other venues have failed) WP:RFAR
See also:  
Involuntary mentorship (not the norm)  
Editing restrictions (list of personal sanctions)  


Administrators' noticeboard WP:AN
Administrators' incident noticeboard WP:ANI
Arbitration enforcement noticeboard WP:AE
Biographies of living persons noticeboard WP:BLPN
Bot owners' noticeboard WP:BON
Conflict of interest noticeboard WP:COIN
External links noticeboard WP:ELN
Fringe theories noticeboard WP:FTN
Neutral point of view noticeboard WP:NPOVN
No original research noticeboard WP:NORN
Reliable sources noticeboard WP:RSN

Help related

Static help

Main help portal WP:HELP
Help menu H:MENU
Help directory H:D
Tutorial WP:T
Frequently asked questions WP:FAQ
Tips library WP:TIPS
Tip of the day WP:TIP
User page design guide WP:UPDG
Sandbox WP:SB

Dynamic help

Request directory WP:RQ
General questions WP:Q
Help with building or operating Wikipedia

(expect a reply)

Help Desk WP:HD
Teahouse H:TH
Adopt-a-user WP:AAU
Online Ambassadors/Mentors WP:OAM
Copyright assistance WP:RFCA
Media copyright questions WP:CQ
Requests for administrator attention WP:RAA
Village pump (technical) WP:VPT
Help with real-world issues / content

(expect a reply)

Reference desk WP:RD
    Humanities WP:RD/H
    Science WP:RD/S
    Mathematics                    WP:RD/MA
    Computing                    WP:RD/C
    Language WP:RD/L
    Entertainment WP:RD/E
    Miscellaneous WP:RD/M

Editorial departments

Articles are contributed and edited directly by users. All Wikipedians belong to the editorial team.


Administration index CAT:WP
Requests for administrator attention WP:RAA
Directory of administrators WP:LA
Administrators' noticeboard WP:AN
Administrator preparation WP:ARL
Requests for adminship WP:RFA


Requested moves WP:RM
Move review WP:MR


Candidates for speedy deletion CAT:CSD
Articles for deletion WP:AFD
Categorized AfD discussions WP:AFDC
Templates for discussion WP:TFD
Files for discussion WP:FFD
Categories for discussion WP:CFD
Redirects for discussion WP:RFD
Miscellany for deletion WP:MFD
Deletion review WP:DRV
Deletion log  
Archived deletion discussions WP:ADD
See also:  
Deletion tools  
Deletion policy WP:DP · WP:DEL
Deletion guidelines for administrators WP:DGFA

Featured content

Featured content WP:FC
Featured articles WP:FA
Featured lists WP:FL
Featured pictures WP:FP
Featured portals WP:FPO
Featured topics WP:FT
Featured article candidates WP:FAC
Featured list candidates WP:FLC
Featured picture candidates WP:FPC
Featured portal candidates WP:FPORTC
Featured article review WP:FAR
Good articles WP:GA
Good article nominations WP:GAN
Good article reassessment WP:GAR
Peer review WP:PR

Main Page

Main Page design discussions  
Today's featured article (dept.) WP:TFA
Picture of the day (dept.) WP:POTD
Did you know (dept.) WP:DYK
In the news (dept.) WP:ITN
Selected anniversaries (dept.) WP:OTD
Main Page alternatives WP:MPA

Support groups and programs

   Barnstar pages WP:AW
   Other awards WP:ORA
   Awards by WikiProject WP:WPPA
Birthday Committee WP:BDC
Editor assistance WP:ASSIST
Meetup (Regional meetings) WP:MEET
Reward board (wiki-trading) WP:REWARD
Welcoming committee WP:WC


Department of Fun WP:DF
Silly Things WP:SILLY
Unusual articles WP:UA
Unusual requests WP:UR
Talk page highlights WP:TPH
Lamest edit wars WP:LAME
April Fools WP:APRIL

Related communities

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Open learning community
Dictionary and thesaurus
Collection of quotations
Free-content news
Directory of species
Free textbooks and manuals
Free-content library
Free knowledge base
Free travel guide
Shared media repository
Wiki software development
Wikimedia project coordination