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Welcome to WikiProject Western New York, a WikiProject commenced on August 22, 2012, to help improve articles relating to Western New York. Our WikiProject will be dedicated to improving existing Western New York-related articles and creating new ones. An ultimate goal is to improve articles to featured article status, including the articles on cities within the Western New York region. This page and its subpages contain suggestions and various resources to improve articles; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested on the area. If you would like to help, please join the project, and see the to-do list below.


  • Foster development of Western New York articles
  • Focus on the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, and Niagara Falls
  • Develop a template for the Western New York region
The Western New York WikiProject concerns the coordination, creation, development and organization of efforts on articles related to Western New York.

To view a comprehensive list of counties that are within the scope of the WNY Project see the counties section of Western New York.

  1. Get this project organized and focused
  2. Build all Top-importance Buffalo articles to Good Article status, at a minimum


The following is a list of Wikipedians who are committed members of WikiProject Western New York. If you wish to join the project, please add your name to the Active members list below, and indicate any areas of particular interest. If you join this project, please add one of the below userbox templates to your user page:

{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Western New York/userbox}} {{Template:User WikiProject Western New York}}

If you wish to retire from the project, please move your name from Active members to Former members and leave a brief message explaining why.

New entries go at the bottom. Entry format:

  1. Name (talk · contribs) (I am interested in working on...) 00:27, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Please note that it is "User|" not "User:" and five tildes at the end, not four.

Active MembersEdit

  1. Buffaboy (talk · contribs) I am interested in working on Everything WNY! Lifelong, young WNY'er fan of the Bills and Sabres. 20:14, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
  2. Fortunate4now (talk · contribs) I live and work in Buffalo, New York and most of my edits already include companies or buildings in the city and surrounding suburbs. Fortunate4now (talk) 16:30, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
  3. Buffalutheran (talk · contribs) I've lived in WNY all my life, and have been editing the encyclopedia since 2009. I've edited a great many TV and radio station articles in the past, but I'm willing to do just about anything. Buffalutheran (talk) 16:51, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
  4. Ericando (talk · contribs) Lifelong Buffalo resident. Veteran, history and science fiction buff and avid sports fan. I love editing FC Buffalo and Buffalo Sabres articles.Eric Ando (talk) 07:54, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
  5. dhpage (talk · contribs) Grew up in Jamestown, college in Buffalo. I just created article Chadakoin River. Love the WNY area. 06:22, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
  6. buffbills (talk) Just here to help out.
  7. Ejgreen77 (talk · contribs) Primarily interested in Erie County, and Buffalo sports-related topics. 00:49 24 September 2013 (UTC)
  8. Smdenman (talk · contribs) I am especially interested in Allegany County, New York, Alfred New York (village, town and community), Alfred University and historic ceramic artists in the region 02:04, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
  9. DACC23 (talk · contribs) Buffalo native, currently in New York City, interested in Buffalo art, architecture, and history. 11:15, 11 October 2015 (UTC)
  10. WuTang94 (talk · contribs) Rochester native who studied in Cleveland, Ohio before returning home. Realized how much I missed Upstate New York when I left it, which reignited my passion for the Bills and Sabres. Also interested in architecture, buildings, infrastructure, and history, but will occasionally geek out with games and pop culture. 05:16, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
  11. Erikaschoene (talk · contribs) Buffalo another Buffalo native. Interested in notable Buffalo residents and historical figures in the community. 04:18, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
  12. DBirdie (talk · contribs) Buffalo - lived adult life in Buffalo (to present). Interested in all things Buffalo. --DBirdie (talk) 03:16, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
  13. Miniapolis (talk · contribs) Copyediting a specialty. 00:00, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  14. Hobbes345 (talk · contribs) Grew up in EA, worked for a brief time in Jamestown and now a Rochester resident. Apart from 7 years at college have lived my whole life in this region and have no intention on leaving. 15:46, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
  15. Homeofthething (talk · contribs) I want to edit Buffalo history. 18:45, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Inactive membersEdit

Please add your username to the bottom the list to deactivate your membership for any period of time longer than six months, and a reason why.

Former membersEdit

The following users have retired from this WikiProject.

Guidelines and structureEdit

Articles within the scope of this project shall use the article structure guideline laid out by the most relevant WikiProject for a given article. For example, an article on a school should use WikiProject Schools's guideline and structure, while an article on a state-maintained or state-designated highway should use WikiProject New York State Routes's guideline and structure.

Open tasksEdit

  To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Western New York: edit·history·watch·refresh· Updated 2019-01-24

Current season articles for WNY sports teamsEdit

Please help keep these current season articles updated, as these seasons progress and new information becomes available.

Football 2020 Buffalo Bills season
2020 Buffalo Bulls football team
Hockey 2019–20 Buffalo Sabres season
Basketball 2019–20 Buffalo Bulls men's basketball team
2019–20 Canisius Golden Griffins men's basketball team
2019–20 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball team
2019–20 St. Bonaventure Bonnies men's basketball team
Lacrosse 2020 Buffalo Bandits season
2020 Rochester Knighthawks season


All of WikiProject Western New York's articles are assessed for quality and importance using the criteria outlined at this project's assessment department. These criteria supplement those developed by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team. The current assessment statistics are transcluded at right.

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