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A more comprehensive version of the "items needing attention" section on Entryway.  Listed here because I might not have time to do any of them like ever.  :>   Some projects may overlap, e.g. an article with no inbound links is probably also uncategorized and in the cleanup or stub list.

Whenever you examine a large number of pages, you will see some that do not belong on the wiki.  Don't be shy about nominating a few for deletion.  If we want to keep vanity editing, spam, and plagiarism under control, we all have to help.

Ryan W 16:33, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

This page was drafted off the cuff while trying to fix -2,147,483,648 more urgent issues (note date stamp above).  If any contributor actually took it seriously, they probably bewildered themselves and got into arguments with power users, for which I apologize. This color represents later thoughts after being harebrained enough to try some of the tasks again.  Eventually I would like to turn this into a project-space page, so everyone can contribute to deciding what REALLY needs regular attention, and the best way to approach it without breaking stuff or pissing off users.
No user is obligated to do any of these things, including those related to enhanced account privileges they never asked for.

Ryan W (living fossil) 00:44, 15 February 2018 (CST)

Small tasks[edit]

Minimal knowledge of wiki structure and goals[edit]

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Thorough knowledge of wiki structure and goals[edit]

  • Create missing categories
  • Evaluate empty categories
  • Categorize templates
  • Categorize categories
  • Evaluate unused images  Very dangerous; there is a strong bias against removing pages/files of any type and for any reason.  Anyone regularly examining such backlogs (myself for example) should try to offset deletion nominations with content additions, for their own mental health if nothing else. 
  • Decide whether talk pages of recently deleted articles should be archived
  • [Administrators only]  Search for indefinite protections imposed years ago [1], and unprotect (or at least float the question) if circumstances could reasonably have changed.

Medium-sized tasks[edit]

Minimal knowledge of wiki structure and goals[edit]

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Huge tasks[edit]

Minimal knowledge of wiki structure and goals[edit]

  • Expand gameplay content (enemies, items, weapons) for a commercial game that currently lacks it (e.g. Doom 3, Doom II RPG, Hacx)
  • Create a complete set of tutorials on Doom-engine editing
  • Create a complete set of tutorials on deathmatch play  These aren't maintenance!  In principle we could have yet another project page for collectively defined TODOs (an expansion of the "Doom Wiki needs you" section on Entryway). 
  • Find references for poorly sourced articles

Average knowledge of wiki structure and goals[edit]

Thorough knowledge of wiki structure and goals[edit]