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WikiProject Report: Military history

WikiProject Military history, a WikiProject that works to improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to military history, was founded by TeunSpaans (talk · contribs) on 21 October 2002, first named WikiProject Battles. The Battles WikiProject was then merged with WikiProject Wars, created by Ilyanep (talk · contribs), and the two became the Military History project. With around 700 active members and 240 inactive members, it is one of Wikipedia's largest projects. The original worklist for the project was created by Kirill Lokshin (talk · contribs) on 28 January 2006.

The project was first to introduce the "new articles" page to bring attention to the new articles created on the topic. This approach quickly gained popularity among other WikiProjects and communities and recently was automated by the AlexNewArtBot.

Current events

See also: Project announcements and the project newsletter

Recently, the Military History project's stress hotline was created so that any editors feeling stress about aspects of military history-related articles could voice their concerns. Also, the project has adopted new guidelines for the use of flag icons in articles that are within its scope after being proposed by Himasaram (talk · contribs) at Template talk:Infobox Military Conflict and agreed upon at the project's talk page. The winner of the project's monthly article writing contest is JKBrooks85 (talk · contribs), followed by Kyriakos (talk · contribs), and with Blnguyen (talk · contribs) and Woodym555 (talk · contribs) tied for third place, based on how much they improved a certain article.

A proposal, with 3 RfCs pertaining to it currently active, is being discussed. It is a discussion on whether or not the project's style guidelines should be formalized as part of Wikipedia's Manual of style. There is also a discussion going on about whether or not references to firearms should be in popular culture sections in military history related articles.

Project coordination

for the roles of the project coordinators.

While they are not given any executive position, the Military history project's coordinators are responsible for making sure all the administrative and procedural tasks for the project are carried out, and serve as people to contact if someone has a procedural issue about the project. The lead coordinator is Kirill Lokshin (talk · contribs), and the assistant coordinators are Carom (talk · contribs), Cla68 (talk · contribs), Eurocopter tigre (talk · contribs), FayssalF (talk · contribs), Kyriakos (talk · contribs), LordAmeth (talk · contribs), Roger Davies (talk · contribs), and TomStar81 (talk · contribs).

Descendant projects

for a full list.

Many task forces, or subprojects, have descended from WikiProject Military history. They include, but are not limited to:

How to help

If you would like to help out WikiProject Military history, you can add your name to its members list. In addition, you can participate in its monthly writing contest and try to improve military history related articles to a higher rating on the project's quality scale.

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