Archive:Monthly Write-a-Thon/August 1, 2007

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What's a Write-a-Thon?

It's a bunch of people getting together on a wiki at a particular time to do a bunch of writing. It's like an online party! Heck no, it is an online party! It's also an excuse for infrequent wikiers to show up and actually pitch in party hardy.


Our first Write-a-Thon is taking place Wednesday, August 1. Any new article you create, and any edit to a new article that you make, when it's August 1 in your part of the world, will count.

August 1 starts on July 31, 1200 UTC, in New Zealand, and ends on August 2, 1000 UTC, in Hawaii.

What are the rules?

Rules? This is a party! There are no rules!

Well, OK, maybe there are a couple rules:

  • If our first one goes all right, we'll have a Write-a-Thon the first Wednesday of every month.
  • To participate, you only have to do two things: (1) start a new article (even just a stub will qualify, if not too short), and (2) make a substantive edit (not just a copyedit) to somebody else's new article. Then you can list your name here as a partier.

The Partiers

Wait till I get started on Poker and Texas Hold 'Em :P (Though that won't be today!) Anton Sweeney 09:01, 1 August 2007 (CDT)

Porch sitters--article creators who didn't edit a new article

  • Nereo Preto created Rock (geology) and then edited it. Well, I suppose this doesn't work, isn't it? :)
  • Kris Roose 15:30, 1 August 2007 (CEST) created an article on Integration, supposed to be a high order intellectual and communication process
  • --Charles Sandberg 20:38, 1 August 2007 (CDT) created an article on Cyrus the Great, founder of the Persian Empire. I'll do more work next time we have a party.

Party crashers--contributors who didn't create a new article

The total party poops

Go ahead, admit it!
  • John Stephenson would've created 200 articles if he hadn't been getting to grips with becoming a constable. And there's a typhoon here in Japan, which prevented him from editing, honest.

Other Shindigs

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