Wikipedia:Community portal

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This page provides a listing of current collaborations, tasks, and news about English Wikipedia. New to Wikipedia? See the contributing to Wikipedia page for everything you need to know to get started. For a listing of internal project pages of interest, see the department directory.

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29 June 2018
WikiProject Missing Encyclopedic articles
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Monthly focus: MacTutor biographies 30 left
1911 verification: 25.0%
ACF Regionals answers: 64.1%
Hotlist of topics: 88.7%
General topics: 79.6%
Science topics: 92%
Catholic Encyclopedia: 86.2%
Easton's Bible Dictionary: 88%
Encyclopaedia Biblica : 69.5%
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology: 80.6%
Gutenberg authors : 57.1%
Jewish Encyclopedia : 39%
Literary Encyclopedia: 81.9%
Polish Biographical Dictionary: 6%
Find-A-Grave: 86.8%
Stanford Archive answers 98.2%
Missing paintings 64.4%
Many other lists of politicians, songs, TV shows and others.
Overall progress: 65.2%
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Short link pipe trick

Many article titles are disambiguated with parenthetic qualifiers, like this: [[Self (psychology)]]. But when you want to include such a link in the body of an article, this would look rather awkward. So all you have to do is use the "pipe trick", like this: [[Self (psychology)|]]. Notice the "|" character stuck in there at the end of the link? That makes the link look like this: Self, without having to type the name of the link after the pipe!

This trick also works with namespaces, so that [[Wikipedia:Tip of the day|]] (again notice the pipe character) displays like this: Tip of the day.

To add this auto-updating template to your user page, use {{totd}}