Tolkien Gateway:Community Portal

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Welcome to Tolkien Gateway's Community Portal
a one-stop shop for editors old and new
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Tolkien Gateway is an encyclopedia about Tolkien that anyone can edit. Since our launch on 3 June 2005, we have grown to include 12,542 articles and 14,295 images on a range of Tolkien-related topics.

This Community Portal is designed to help editors find something to work on. It covers a range of ways you can share your Tolkien knowledge with the world including creating wanted pages, expanding stub articles, cleaning up poorly-written pages and added references to articles in need of citations. Some of the work might be a little tedious, but a little goes a long way in continuing to build the world's largest Tolkien encyclopedia.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in our Chat. You can also ask a specific staff member on their talk page - they're happy to help you out.

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Get involved
  • Task list
    Add things that need to be improved into the list, or work on one.
  • Talk Pages
    Have your say on the issues affecting individual articles.
  • Forums
    For site-wide discussions about Tolkien Gateway that aren't limited to individual pages.
  • Recent Changes
    See what changes other editors are making and look out for any spam.
  • Userboxes
    Personalise your user page with userboxes.
Site updates
  • 24-6-23 - We have configured a Maps extension into TG so we can now incorporate both real-world as well as legendarium-based maps into articles.
  • 19-6-23 - Hovering over a reference number in an article will now display a preview of the citation.
  • 1-6-23 - Talk pages have been modernized to support a much more friendly interface both for new topics and replies. You will also now receive a notification if someone replies to your comment.
  • 28-5-23 - You can now Thank individuals for their edit, the thank button is visible on the History tab of the respective article to the far right of their edit. A log of all "Thanks" events can be accessed via Special:Log/thanks
  • 24-5-23 - When hovering over links on a computer, a thumbnail image and brief description will now appear without having to click on the link.
  • 24-5-23 - Enabled wiki-syntax highlighting that can be toggled using the highlighter button in the edit toolbar.
  • 21-5-23 - Our "favicon" in web browsers was updated from the white tree to our red wax stamp.
  • 12-5-23 - Upgraded to MediaWiki version 1.39, which includes support for the Visual Editor.
more updates and Technical To-do
Needed articles
The following articles don't currently exist. You can help Tolkien Gateway by creating these articles:

All wanted pages
Pages needing improvement
These articles have been identified as needing urgent attention in order to meet our standards. You can help Tolkien Gateway by tidying up these articles and rewriting them:
  • Asterisk - Last edited 00:47, 18 April 2019
  • George MacDonald - Last edited 16:56, 14 December 2020
  • Stars - Last edited 15:42, 31 December 2020
  • Elf-friends - Last edited 21:57, 7 March 2021
  • Fall of Cardolan - Last edited 15:21, 27 May 2021
  • Noldorin - Last edited 12:34, 19 May 2022
  • Guy Gavriel Kay - Last edited 18:15, 24 May 2022
  • Unsatisfactory articles
    Articles needing expansion and Stub articles
    Articles to be rewritten
    Pages needing references
    These require incline citations in order to make them more encyclopedic. You can help Tolkien Gateway by adding references to these articles:
  • ROK - Last edited 16:03, 26 March 2012
  • Súriquessë - Last edited 09:11, 9 November 2012
  • Linquë súrisse - Last edited 00:48, 16 August 2013
  • -lda - Last edited 17:27, 17 August 2015
  • -s - Last edited 12:24, 19 August 2015
  • -lva - Last edited 14:24, 19 August 2015
  • -lto - Last edited 14:31, 19 August 2015
  • Articles with no sources
    Articles needing additional citations
    Uploading images
    When uploading an image be sure to use the appropriate copyright template by selecting it from the "Licensing" drop-down box. All you need do is provide a summary of the image and the category.

    Remember: do not upload images to Tolkien Gateway without prior permission of the copyright-holder unless you believe it falls under fair-use.
    Files without licensing templates
    The following articles lack a licensing template and so should be investigated for copyright violation:
  • Sergio Artigas artworks permission for Tolkien Gateway July 2021 (AHG).png - Last edited 02:02, 18 July 2021
  • JLazarusEB artworks permission for Tolkien Gateway July 2021 (AHG).png - Last edited 13:07, 21 August 2021
  • Teodort92 artworks permission for Tolkien Gateway September 2021 (AHG).png - Last edited 19:57, 10 October 2021
  • Morfydd Clark.jpg - Last edited 13:35, 12 October 2022
  • Book cover questionable.jpeg - Last edited 16:15, 12 November 2022
  • Kay Woollard and Vera Chapman at the Turf Tavern, Oxford (3).jpg - Last edited 13:38, 5 December 2022
  • Kay Woollard - Valerie Sutton's It Always Rains on Washing Day.jpg - Last edited 12:15, 2 January 2023
  • Средиземье.jpg - Last edited 04:08, 25 December 2023
  • Heraldic device of Forodrim.gif - Last edited 04:10, 25 December 2023
  • Eruanántion.png - Last edited 23:59, 27 December 2023