Proposal:Hub Page

From Strategic Planning
Status (see valid statuses)

The status of this proposal is:
Request for Discussion / Sign-Ups

Every proposal should be tied to one of the strategic priorities below.

Edit this page to help identify the priorities related to this proposal!

  1. Achieve continued growth in readership
  2. Focus on quality content
  3. Increase Participation
  4. Stabilize and improve the infrastructure
  5. Encourage Innovation

This is a featured proposal.
This template automatically categorizes into Category:Featured proposals. All proposals marked by this template should be on this list too.


Wikipedia is a growing encyclopedia. Pages are being edited and created with new information. There needs to be a way of keeping track of this information.


I propose the following. Wikipedia should create a central hub that shows what pages are being created and edited in real time. This way people could keep track of how Wikipedia is growing. Since Wikipedia is an virtual Encyclopedia the growth is boundless and in reality uncontrollable as to how large Wikipedia can grow.


A hub page that shows Wikipedia's growth will enable contributors to know what pieces in Wikipedia is missing and what Wikipedia has already covered in Articles. Here is an example. Let's say I want to do a page on the 1849 Gold Rush. I go to the hub page and type in 1849 Gold Rush and find out there already have been hundreds of contributors and thousands of edits. I return to the Hub Page and go to the What is Needed information. I find out all the topics that have the least amounts of information. Then I as a contributor can make pages where Wikipedia does not have a page. The Hub Page could also tell the viewer how fast Wikipedia is expanding and at what rate.sure

Key Questions

Who will make the hub page? How to make a hub page?

Potential Costs

Unknown costs on making a hub page.


Community Discussion

Do you have a thought about this proposal? A suggestion? Discuss this proposal by going to Proposal talk:Hub Page.

Want to work on this proposal?

  1. .. Sign your name here!