Each article page has a companion 'Comment' or 'Discuss' page (two names, same page). For every article that can not be considered finished, I have tried to indicate that with a label that indicates the article's status:

  • Adopt This Article: indicates a page has been created for a topic but almost no information has been collected.
Adopt This Article pages - NOTE: YOU MUST BE SIGNED INTO YOUR EDITING ACCOUNT TO SEE THIS PAGE
  • Work in Progress: means a good amount of work has been done but the article is incomplete in some manner - either it lacks some information or it lacks cohesive writing or it lacks proper formatting.
Work in Progress pages - NOTE: YOU MUST BE SIGNED INTO YOUR EDITING ACCOUNT TO SEE THIS PAGE
  • Mostly Completed: means the article is pretty near complete. Often, it lacks information that only one person can provide. Or it needs just a final few tasks to make it complete.
Mostly Completed pages - NOTE: YOU MUST BE SIGNED INTO YOUR EDITING ACCOUNT TO SEE THIS PAGE
  • No Label: indicates the article seems finished and further work on it is not being solicited. That doesn't mean that someone can't come along and contribute something they think it needs.

Below is a list that was started before applying this multi-tiered approach. Use either the search functions above or the list below to scan for things that need doing.

If you think you want to tackle a task listed below, indicate so by putting your name (using four tildes) at the end of the line and on that article's discuss/comment page. This will keep other people from researching the same topic you're working on. It doesn't mean, however, that no one else can work on it. Using four tildes is essential. That will date your intention. If there has been no follow through or completion, and an topic/article has laid dormant for more than 4 weeks, it will be assumed that the person who signed on is no longer actively working on that topic.

People can also add a task here but they should also add it to the pertinent discuss page. That will be the first place people will look for what needs to be done.

General Tasks

  • Message Board Periodic Threads : Index - descriptions of various message board discussions need to be put onto appropriate article pages. Browse links on the index page to see which ones.
  • During the first years, especially, there were regular 'features' that don't easily fall under established topics or categories. But we may, at some point, want to address them. examples:

Research Tasks

Writing Tasks

  • NZ Commemorative Trees - write article
  • GiveLife - write article
  • Eowyn - the entry for Uma Thurman is a blow by blow account copied from the page for the actress. I think Uma's entry on the page for the character can be more succinct. For someone who's intimidated by the code, editing the content could be daunting. There are ways to bypass dealing with the code. Contact Magpie for suggestions how.

Administration

Items in this area should only be added by Magpie. Please contact Magpie for any administrative help you need.

LONG TERM:

  • Figure out what determines the time stamps
  • Expanding Lists
  • automated user account creation