Talk:JanuWiki 2019

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JanuWiki 2019 Current Status

  • After-action/post-mortem discussion may commence at anyone's discretion.


First of all, thank you, everyone, for every effort you've made to bring JanuWiki to a successful close. I don't think it would have worked without all of us.
Before I forget in all of the happiness of jobs well done, I wanted to bring up a few concerns about this time through JanuWiki:
1. There were no Side Jobs or rewards acknowledging the work of the people who created the templates and the article starters. That's a severe lack we need to remedy next time.
2. Is there anything we need to worry about in some of the copyright infringements for imagery from this time? It's... not entirely ethical, and it might open Godville to some form of legal censure.
Otherwise, wow!! This was awesome!--SourceRunner (talk) 15:08, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
I was checking in periodically to see how it was going, and it was one crazy ride.
You guys are awesome for setting up the content drive and then following through to the end! Good job! -- Wanamingo (talk) 16:42, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Likewise, Wanamingo. Several of us saw you working on perfecting articles behind the scenes. Good job, to you, too, and thanks for your work! --SourceRunner (talk) 22:48, 19 February 2019 (UTC)



It was a team work, let's try doing even better next time!

  • 1 : Can't argue against that.
  • 2: This is a thing we can hardly do something about i'd say. We can't track every existing picture on the wiki to know if they have a copyright or not (it is supposed to be something the uploader should care about, even if it's not easy). I guess that if there is an issue for a picture, the picture will just be deleted from the GodWiki one way or another.

In term of short-term concern I have

  • 3: JanuWiki nav-box : should we delete it from every concerned post or leave it as a memento?
  • 4: Archiving the event page. Maybe we should have a "GodWiki events" page and/or category from which we could archive the events one way or another, also opening the opportunity to have a talk page for potential events.

There is a lot of things to see for upcomming events, but i don't thinks it's more long-term concerns (less "urgent") to have a healthy environnement for the future.

  • 5: Having all main templates (Artifact/monster/Equipment/Town and maybe Skills/Taverns/Places) up-to date and applied on already existing concerned articles (already started)
  • 6: Categorise every page (put in my to-do list don't worry)
  • 7: Fixing the issue of the potential errors of lists, as it may have some issues with dupes/spellings (see my talk page), necessary to apply my point n°8 below.

And for the future events themselves:

  • 8: Maybe avoiding a list of articles like that was made. People tends to not looks at others potentials articles other than those in the list. Maybe we should instead put "There the list of stubs/Picture missing/articles missing/etc, and keep the themes for the sides jobs.
  • 9: More advertising! Even a offer of 250 charges didn't made the Harvest Moon members move, probably because it went under the radar.
  • 10: Separate writing time and reviewing time, so reviewers don't have to sacrifice their own articles to reviews others'.


That's all I can think about for now.--WardPhoenix (talk) 16:37, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Regarding #3, it would be nice to leave the box as a memento. Maybe collapsed, so that it doesn't distract from navigation boxes at the bottoms of some articles, but still present. It's a cool piece of GodWiki history to have around. "Hey, this article was created during the 2019 JanuWiki. Wasn't that the first content drive?"
Regarding #4... ...call me a pessimist, but I'm inclined for there to actually have been multiple events before there is a page meant to hold a record of multiple events. We have a couple of relic threads in the forums that were supposed to hold lots of iterations of a certain event but never did, and they always strike me as a little sad.
Regarding #9, more advertisement makes sense, or maybe continuing advertisement. I did not advertise in threads more than once because my guild's whole ethos is "don't make drama, don't draw drama," so possibly harassing other guilds is not something I do. (As for Harvest Moon, that one I did only with great reluctance because it had a high potential of drawing trolls rather than results. HP4M was a major blessing badass, stepping up to head off the harvest guard for me with the offer to sponsor a side job.) But maybe if we had multiple shifts of advertisers and a specific round of threads to hit multiple times, it would work better.
  • 11: What do you guys think of a little medal graphic to put at the end of articles that won in side jobs? Something tiny, like the "not now" clock graphics.
Continuing to noodle this stuff over. --SourceRunner (talk) 22:48, 19 February 2019 (UTC)