Talk:SummerWiki 2019

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I am opening this early but if you're checking recent changes and what they are, you probably noticed that I "started" (well, without being pretentious, I'd say I have done quite a lot already) to prepare the field for an upcomming wiki event similar to JanuWiki2019. If you haven't give a look yet here are some links :

You'll notice that mainly it's missing two major things :

  • A name : I was thinking something as GodWiki's Summer 2019 or SummerWiki 2019 but if someone have a better name I'd take it gladly!
  • Dates : I was thinking about announcing officialy it on early June (yeah, i said i was early already!), then booting it on the 15th of June until 15th of August with the wrapping done between this date and the end of the month.

There is still some works to do like writing all the explanations (and maybe clearing up guidelines and the manual creators), but if we decide on a name, then I'd switch the content from my sandbox to it's own page so all willing to participate as a "reviewers/host/jury/whateverwecallthat" can help prepare a new event.

So don't hesitate to give feedback! Thanks in advances! --WardPhoenix (talk) 19:23, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Looking good so far WardPhoenix. SummerWiki 2019 has a nice ring to it, I can't think of anything better at the moment. Datewise, 2 months should be enough time to get a good amount of content created & allow for people to come and go over summer. -- S624 (talk) 19:38, 27 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! Well I'll wait a little to see if we go by that name or not, there is still time for that. Plus, I'd like to rewrite the whole GodWiki GuideBook/Creators Manual/Guidelines before throwing the event (started a talk on the Godwiki Guidebook by the way). Another question: does people have some ideas about Side Jobs? I have put some but apart the linking articles and the jury one, they are kinda plain for the moment. --WardPhoenix (talk) 21:16, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Summer is the season in which the largest influx of new users seems to arrive, do a theme for the event could be attempting to introduce new users to the wiki and getting users to write their first pages or complete their first edits. Not quite sure yet how this could be implemented, but the wiki could definitely benefit from wider attention. —Holy Spirit of Hell (talk) 04:28, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Decided to go with SummerWiki 2019 for the title. Page is on and this talk is moved--WardPhoenix (talk) 18:24, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Any volunteering is welcome!

Whether it's only for preparing the event page, for being part of the reviewing process of the event, being a judge or even a sponsor of the event, anyone is welcome to help! --WardPhoenix (talk) 18:56, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Happy to judge, happy to sponsor the interlinking side job event, happy to contribute prizes for the main event as desired.
If you would like me to sponsor the interlinking side job, may I put in the description of what it is and the requirements for it? --SourceRunner (talk) 20:58, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
I don't force the sponsoring on anyone, if you want to sponsor that specific side job, I can hardly refuse! And you can obviously rewrite it as you wish, the line i let was merely a placeholder (and the score calculation was a possible exemple of judgement, it may have better ones). By the way, most of the writing of the event page is mere placeholding that need polishing by anyone wanting to contribute! --WardPhoenix (talk) 21:52, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
Planning to write out the interlink side job soon... the survey of lore is getting slower, now that I'm going through the lists entry-by-entry, but it should be mostly ready for summer, if desired as a resource.
is there any chance I can also sponsor another side job for people who make sure to add whatever lore they write into their articles also gets added to the lore back pages that are likely to come out of this? --SourceRunner (talk) 16:32, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Of course you can! The current side job are merely placeholder (yeah "placeholder" is my new favorite word), and even if I was the one who booted up the event, you can obviously be bold and do changes! (And anyone else too!)

On a first side note: I'm still trying to think about what kind of other side jobs we could fit in but I'd prefer to avoid quantity side jobs (as "do X articles and get rewarded") and prefer quality side job ("best article for doing Y are rewarded") to avoid rushed articles. That's why even if I initially planned a reward for stubbed article but I'm still wondering if it will fit in the end.

On a second side note: The Creators Manual and useful Guidelines have been roughly updated. The only things that is needed a serious rewrite is the Rules and I have put a draft in the Talk:Rules. Since rules are kinda important, I didn't dare to be as bold as I might should have and I'd prefer a little feedback on the draft before put them live. --WardPhoenix (talk) 18:25, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

At this date I'd say the page seems quite ready. I'm gonna try to do a list of what remains to do:
  • One or two links missing (fixed when concerned page is up, I'm not worried about that)
  • Overall SPAG check.
  • Confirmation/Agreeing of Side Jobs tracking/jury/rewards
  • Confirmation/Agreeing of Dates
Don't hesitate to add something missing!
On a side note, I may be a little worried about having very few editors for the reviewing (only SourceRunner confirmed so far I think). --WardPhoenix (talk) 15:07, 28 May 2019 (UTC)
If no other editors are available, I can do it all. Don't worry about that. After putting together the lore block (which is now ready to go live), I'm not inclined to write for a bit, so can focus on editing.
However, I would venture that we haven't published to the Forum that the event is done planning and we are now in definite need of editors... it might help to bring in confirmations if we did that. --SourceRunner (talk) 17:57, 28 May 2019 (UTC)
Brought up again in the Nautilus GC for editors this time (mentioned a few times for the event proper). Good luck with getting people. I can't commit to anything this time around at the moment but I'll see how things go. -- S624 (talk) 18:06, 28 May 2019 (UTC)
I will help out with editing/reviewing as my time allows. I hope also to contribute some new content :D -- Cham Almighty (talk) 16:04, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

I volunteer to help with text editing! I'm not great at the formatting part but I'm good at spelling and grammar :) -- Amechania (talk)

Thx for answers, and for the advertising S624, it's always welcome. And thanks for the jobs you made already so far SourceRunner. Well it's true I haven't made any news since the one on the wiki question thread (which have gone pretty unnoticed) because i wanted to have everything set up before official announcement (Side jobs and dates I mean). So if you're agreeing on the current dates (We can see for the jury of side jobs later i guess), we can validate them and then go to a more official announcement of the event on the forums with a dedicated thread (different from wiki question ones to lure more people in). I can do that post when I got back in my computer after my sleep or do we wait a few more days ? After all the date of the start is at the 15th for now. -- WardPhoenix (talk) 21:52, 28 May 2019 (UTC)