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June 2007Edit

Please discuss on the talk page!

May 2007Edit

It's getting on in May now, so this month will be the big red-link busting session. Bust any reds that you can, but please bear the following in mind:

  • Fully sourced articles score better. A policy regarding the 'proper' way to cite sources is still pending, but for now, please use the guidelines at Help:Citing sources, with a view to creating an article where any statement can be easily checked for accuracy.
  • Record your own progress on your user page, hopefully in a section called "May 2007 red link busting" or similiar.
  • Use the Special:Wantedpages and Forgotten Realms Wiki:Requested articles pages to see what pages are most wanted. There is no extra reward for creating a page that is in demand or requested, but it's helpful to have.
  • Your article will only be counted if at least one article links to it before you create it.
  • For the purposes of scoring, a stub is a short article of only a few sentences or paragraphs, regardless of how many templates and images are placed in it. Admin decision is final. ;)
  • Please raise any questions on the talk page.

ScoringEdit

  • Replace a red link with a stub: 1 point
  • Replace a red link with a full article: 5 points
  • Fully reference the article*: 4 points
  • Replace a stub with a full article: 3 points

* This must be an article created for this contest, not an existing article, but you can still score these points for articles you have not created yourself.

April 2007Edit

Instead of a single article, this month's challenge is to create as many citation templates and articles on source material as possible.

Creating a citation templateEdit

Read the instructions at {{Cite book}}, but the general process involves copying an existing template. See Category:Citation templates for one you can copy.

Creating a book articleEdit

You can create an article like this for any book, whether it's a sourcebook from any edition, or a novel. Category:Sourcebooks is a good place to start. Copy an existing page to make your own.

Keeping trackEdit

On your own user page, maintain a list of what you've created, with wikilinks. Otherwise, keeping track of each editor's progress will be a tedious case of searching through the change logs.

ScoringEdit

The player with the highest score at the end of the month (23:59:59 UTC, 30th April 2007) will win!

  • Creating a citation template from scratch: 1 point
  • Creating a book description article from scratch: 3 points
  • Creating both of the above for the same book: 6 points

A citation template must include all the necessary details, except for month of first publication. A book description article must contain the book cover image, all the necessary details except for the month of first publication, and the book's synopsis.

Please post any questions or anything that's unclear on the talk page!

ResultsEdit

  1. Johnnyriot999 (191)

It looks like nobody could beat Johnny's insurmountable points score so he is April's winner!

All hail! Well done Johnnyriot. Zerak talk 19:34, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

March 2007Edit

Lolth, the ultimate female deity? NPOV? Get editing!

Article prior to improvement drive:

Article after improvement drive:

Number of edits:

  • 10, a new record!

There really weren't that many earth-shattering edits of the article, although it was renamed a few times! Would anyone like to put forward a winner on the talk page, based on the 10 changes between the 2 revisions specified above?

February 2007Edit

Forgotten Realms again. It wasn't edited enough in September 2006 and needs another go. Please add as much (relevant) information to the page. You don't have to wait until February to get editing, either!

Article prior to improvement drive:

Article after improvement drive:

Number of edits:

  • Only 2! Both by TOR, so he wins by default! Congratulations to TOR!

January 2007Edit

No article.

December 2006Edit

No article.

November 2006Edit

No article.

October 2006Edit

No article.

September 2006Edit

Forgotten Realms. Kinda obvious when you think about it, right?

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Article after improvement drive:

Number of edits during improvement drive:

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