Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Korea

Page contents not supported in other languages.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

WikiProject Korea (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Korea, a collaborative effort to build and improve articles related to Korea. All interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the discussion. For instructions on how use this banner, please refer to the documentation.
NA This page does not require a rating on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.

Some of the information I gathered for these pages was from the Korean websites I translated using Google Translate. I need to know if I properly translated them right. I also need help with the way I put citations on these pages. I also need more information, references, and citations for the Japanese Occupation of Gyeongbokgung Palace article. Koreanidentity10000 (talk) 22:35, 18 May 2022 (EST)

Tons of random Presbyterian Church in Korea branch articles[edit]

I found a ton of random articles of Presbyterian Church in Korea branches, which can all be found here. The only references in these articles are entries in a database of church addresses. These all might be notable, but I'm not sure and the titles are also written oddly, so hopefully someone familiar with this can take a look at it. Mucube (talkcontribs) 23:24, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah this def seems odd. Some reportedly have thousands of attendees, so could arguably be considered notable. At very least the titles need to be changed to fit Wikipedia:Article titles. Maybe would just be easier to delete them all becasue they create more hassle than is worth dealing with. I'm not going to do it in near future though :P toobigtokale (talk) 21:02, 6 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cuisine working group[edit]

Hi, I'd like to start up the cuisine working group again (and the history one-- so far with that I've made the Seongsu Bridge disaster and Gangnam (Seoul) articles) if there's anyone else who wants to join me... Freedom4U (talk) 07:07, 28 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:SBS TV (South Korean TV channel)#Requested move 17 March 2023 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. From Bassie f (his talk page) 22:06, 21 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question: Naming conventions[edit]

I noticed there's two conflicting rules about naming conventions on different pages.

  1. On Wikipedia:Naming conventions (Korean), it says "Revised Romanization should be used for South Korean and pre-1945 Korean names, McCune–Reischauer for North Korean names."
  2. On Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Korea-related articles, it says "In general, use the Revised Romanization system for articles with topics about South Korea. Use McCune–Reischauer (not the DPRK's official variant) for topics about North Korea and topics about Korea before the division."

The conflict is on pre 1945. What do we do? I'm personally in favor of RR for pre-1945; outside of Western academia (importantly, within Korea), it seems to be the more popular choice. toobigtokale (talk) 20:49, 6 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yi Hwang[edit]

The Joeson Dynasty scholar Yi Hwang is listed in the Wikipedia entry about the I Ching as an an early influence in the Silhak reform movement. However, he is not listed on the Silhak page as a prominent scholar. Should he be added? Thank you. McConnell (talk) 22:18, 6 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think not if he predated it. Based on some googling, Korean encyclopedias don't list him as part of the Silhak movement but occasionally mention him as a precursor to it. toobigtokale (talk) 00:06, 7 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Project-independent quality assessments[edit]

Quality assessments by Wikipedia editors rate articles in terms of completeness, organization, prose quality, sourcing, etc. Most wikiprojects follow the general guidelines at Wikipedia:Content assessment, but some have specialized assessment guidelines. A recent Village pump proposal was approved and has been implemented to add a |class= parameter to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, which can display a general quality assessment for an article, and to let project banner templates "inherit" this assessment.

No action is required if your wikiproject follows the standard assessment approach. Over time, quality assessments will be migrated up to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, and your project banner will automatically "inherit" any changes to the general assessments for the purpose of assigning categories.

However, if your project has decided to "opt out" and follow a non-standard quality assessment approach, all you have to do is modify your wikiproject banner template to pass {{WPBannerMeta}} a new |QUALITY_CRITERIA=custom parameter. If this is done, changes to the general quality assessment will be ignored, and your project-level assessment will be displayed and used to create categories, as at present. Aymatth2 (talk) 21:15, 11 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Governing party explanation[edit]

Can someone please help with the post I made here (headed "Explanation needed")? Helper201 (talk) 22:14, 13 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ten Asia Global Top Ten Awards[edit]

I don't think this is a notable award, but it's all over tons of articles, with most noms sourced either directly to TenAsia (website/twt acc) or really low quality secondary sources (e.g. 1, 2, 3 pulled from the Enhypen awards page). Has anyone come across actual acceptable coverage from reliable secondary sources to justify keeping this, because I haven't, and if not, then another encyclopedia-wide removal is in order. -- Carlobunnie (talk) 19:44, 14 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I did a search on Naver News, and most of the results are from TenAsia itself. (I was briefly tricked by this 2018 article from The Korea Economic Daily, but turns out it's owned by the same company as TenAsia, and the article is reposted from TenAsia. Thought this could be helpful to know if you come across similar sources.) As far as I can tell, there are virtually no reliable secondary sources in Korean that establish the significance of this award. Lenoresm (talk) 00:13, 15 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for your comment. I hope a few more editors chime in because I'd feel more comfortable with a consensus of at least 3-5 persons. -- Carlobunnie (talk) 02:39, 6 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I also went through Naver but like 99% of the results are from either TenAsia itself or Hankyung (so, same thing). I could find 10 articles from other websites and 9 were almost identical, mentioning how Ticketbay (Korea's largest ticket brokerage platform) was officially selling voting rights for the awards. There was only one article from 2018 announcing the creation of the award. And reading about it it doesn't really sound notable at all.. it's from a specific media outlet that only involves 10 countries. There are a lot of 'awards' like that (money grabbers basically) which also serve as bragging material for fans. I don't see a difference between that and adding poll results from websites that masquerade as legitimate awards (you know the ones that pop up on twitter among solo fanbases). - Ïvana (talk) 03:49, 6 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please see

Shirt58 (talk) 🦘 13:21, 15 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

what's the specific concern? conflict of interest or grading? toobigtokale (talk) 18:45, 20 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Park Chung-hee#Requested move 9 April 2023 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. – robertsky (talk) 11:12, 16 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:B. J. Pak#Requested move 10 April 2023 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Yours sincerely, TechGeek105 (his talk page) 02:36, 17 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

correction need for History section of "Guui-dong" entry[edit]

The History section for the topic "Guui-dong" ( refers to Guro-dong, a different neighborhood of Seoul. Please update. 2601:280:5D80:9E70:F05C:B607:A936:4213 (talk) 17:08, 23 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Search in Korean?[edit]

Can someone fluent in Korean search for sourcing for the book The Magical Moment? My computer doesn't want to open Korean websites for whatever reason. The book was only ever released in Korean so I'd like to have someone check to see if there's anything out there in the Korean language. From what I could find/produce it looks like the sourcing is mostly promotional type stuff, but there is a mention of it being a bestseller so I'd appreciate it if someone could do a quick sweep. I have a Google News link of what I could find in the AfD, if that helps any. Thank you! ReaderofthePack(formerly Tokyogirl79) (。◕‿◕。) 17:35, 26 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@ReaderofthePack: Not fluent in Korean at all, but a quick search on Naver shows some kr articles talking about the book (1 2 3 4 5 6). I could also find some mentioning how it was a bestseller (1 2). - Ïvana (talk) 20:51, 26 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@ReaderofthePack A search on GScholar shows some mentions, but [1] seems to be a short story with the same (Korean) title by a different author. When I tried to control the search by adding the author's name ("마법의 순간" 코엘료) I got nothing. Mind you, my Korean is at the beginner's level. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:57, 27 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've added a comment based on my search. :3 F4U (they/it) 07:21, 29 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Changing policy on the transliteration of Korean names[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (Korean) § Changing of naming conventions. :3 F4U (they/it) 17:52, 29 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiProject Asian Australians[edit]


I am looking for members to join WikiProject Council/Proposals/Asian Australians.

I figured that some members of WikiProject Korea might want to help contribute to the proposed WikiProject.

Let me know if you are interested!

Thanks, AverageFraud (talk) 09:21, 9 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Spartan 3000 discussion[edit]

Can I ask a favor of user who is bilingual in English and Korean.?

If you have spare time, Can you participate in below discussion?
Spartan_3000 Discussion

Topic is about South Korean military unit. Even though you are not good at military field.

It's OK. Because issue of discussion is very simple.

South Korean press's reliable sources vs Western press's reliable sources. It's a matter of choice.

Anyway, Thanks! Footwiks (talk) 18:13, 17 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]