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This article is about maintenance duties for the wiki. For other tasks, see Pikipedia:Helping out.

The wiki has some maintenance tasks that will never be complete. They are just tasks that constantly show up. Examples include minor tasks that improve an article, cleaning up poor documentation, or fixing page problems. If you don't want to undertake a massive project, but still want to help out the wiki, this is a great place to get ideas from. Pick a task, select an article, and start contributing!

If a task has further details, you can click its name to go to the section on this page that elaborates on what to do.


Type Task Current article count
(If applicable)
Pikmin info Add more information to stubs. 110
Follow the to do list of minor tasks. 185
Update some outdated information. 7
Upload images to articles that need them. 579
Create wanted pages.
Add knowledge about a specific game or version, if you have it. 19
Wiki structure; no Pikmin knowledge needed Provide translations. 10
Clean up articles or sections that need attention. 20
Add missing sources. 23
Update dead links. 2
Fix duplicate arguments in templates. 0
Fix templates that call themselves infinitely. 0
Fix pages where the expansion depth is exceeded. 0
Fix pages where the node count is exceeded. 0
Fix pages where the template include size is exceeded. 0
Fix pages with omitted template arguments. 0
Fix pages with too many expensive parser function calls. 0
Correct any reference errors. 0
Fix unrecognized button icons. 0
Find and add the license to files without one. 0
Make use of unused files or mark them for deletion.
Fix double redirects.
Discuss Nominate new featured articles or vote on existing nominations.
Nominate new polls or vote on existing nominations.
Discuss the fate of articles to be deleted. 1,012
Discuss the fate of articles to be merged. 10
Discuss the fate of articles to be split. 3
Discuss the fate of articles to be renamed. 13
Browse and find improvements Find articles and sections that need improving.
Find articles that don't follow guidelines.
Find articles and files that are missing categories.
Find low quality images.
Find poor image descriptions.


Maintain Pikmin Bloom information[edit]

Uniquely among games in the Pikmin series, Pikmin Bloom has details of its features frequently change due to software updates and server-side changes. Keeping the wiki up-to-date with all these changes is a constant maintenance task. The Pikipedia:Pikmin Bloom update procedure page contains guides on how to record the different types of changes in this game.

Find articles and sections that need improving[edit]

While reading, you may find an article, or a section of an article, that desperately needs to be improved. You can edit it and improve it yourself, or leave a note for future editors to clean it up. For this, place one of the maintenance templates.

Find articles that don't follow guidelines[edit]

You can check articles against our policies and guidelines (the Pikan tool can help), and if you spot something wrong, like a game name that's not italicized, go right ahead and fix it! Alternatively, you can leave a maintenance template.

Find articles and files that are missing categories[edit]

Some articles and files are not under the categories they should be in. If you find one, please categorize it. Remember to use the deepest category possible! (Example: Categorize an image of an Orange Bulborb in Category:Orange Bulborb images instead of Category:Enemy images.)

Find low quality images[edit]

If you spot any image that's particularly low quality, upload a replacement, or add the {{image}} template to it.

Find poor image descriptions[edit]

For any images you see that have an unhelpful or missing descriptions, please edit them and improve them!