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Portals vs Jump pages
The concept of a portal originated in the Polish and German Wikipedias. In early 2005, the portal concept was imported to the English Wikipedia and the first Wikiportals were established. Later that year, a special namespace (Portal:) was created for portals.
The idea of a portal is to help readers and/or editors navigate their way through general topic areas to more specific topic pages. In essence, portals are useful entry-points to Wikipedia content.
The Community portal (seen the navigation pane to the left, both here and at Wikipedia) is actually a Project: namespace page.
We will utilize the following articles as top-level jump pages and build them up to look and work like Portals:
Additional jump pages may be added in the future. Please discuss your ideas on the talk page.