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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 Wikipedia request departments, and need continuous attention from volunteers like you to answer or deal with 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:DBOARD
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
Requests for comment WP:RFC

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

Third opinion (to break article deadlocks) WP:3
Dispute resolution WP:DR
Requests for comment WP:RFC
Dispute resolution noticeboard WP:DRN
Requests for mediation WP:RFM
Requests for arbitration WP:RFAR
Mentorship and editing restrictions  


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 center WP:UPDC
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


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:SA
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

Fun related

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

Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other multilingual and free-content projects. Here are the links to their main community pages:

Wikiversity Wikiversity
Open learning community
Wiktionary Wiktionary
Dictionary and thesaurus
Wikiquote Wikiquote
Collection of quotations
Wikinews Wikinews
Free-content news
Wikispecies Wikispecies
Directory of species
Wikibooks Wikibooks
Free textbooks and manuals
Wikisource Wikisource
Free-content library
Wikidata Wikidata
Free knowledge base
Wikivoyage Wikivoyage
Free travel guide
Commons Commons
Shared media repository
MediaWiki MediaWiki
Wiki software development
Meta-Wiki Meta-Wiki
Wikimedia project coordination