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The University of British Columbia's class SPAN312 ("Murder, Madness, and Mayhem: Latin American Literature in Translation") contributed to Wikipedia during Spring 2008. Our collective goals were to bring a selection of articles on Latin American literature to featured article status (or as near as possible). By project's end, we had contributed three featured articles and eight good articles. None of these articles was a good article at the outset; two did not even exist.

We had the unstinting support of the (in)famous FA-Team, who took this on as their first mission. We were also fortunate to have the support of members of Wikiproject Novels. The collaboration of other interested Wikipedia editors was of course very much appreciated. We would like to thank everyone for their hard work and incredible generosity.

Feel free to discuss this project. With the FA-Team, we are also now embarking on an analysis and post-mortem. You may also want to look at the following essay:

Goals[edit]

  • To improve Wikipedia's coverage of selected articles on Latin American literature, particularly those related to dictator novels.
Yes check.svg Done Eight new good articles and one new B-class article.
Yes check.svg Done
  • To increase the number of featured articles in this area.
Yes check.svg Done Three new featured articles.

News[edit]

Articles and groups[edit]

Featured article Featured articles[edit]

Wikipedia's Main Page, May 5, 2008
(eecono, katekonyk, mfreud)
(Isabel-clase, lincolnchan98, tommaso88)
(carlaty, eshiu, Paulleblanc)

Good articles[edit]

(mariap7, nathanlusignan)
(Abarratt, basssrk, Juliemcd)
(aliyah, Lpotto, rosefinn)
(bessiec, Hector Argene, Mjlee27)
(arantxa.rap, jenbren, jgraworth)
(kn310376, michaeltufaro, Powars)
(Miriamcc, rabbitfast)
(Garethshort, jen.chim, sunnybeddow)

Symbol b class.svg B-class articles[edit]

(reabell, Span312)

Progress[edit]

A summary of how far we have come over the semester:

See our archive of earlier progress reports.

Planning and resources[edit]

See Planning and resources.

Statistics[edit]

Article traffic[edit]

Article traffic statistics demonstrate the size of the public for our work. These are the figures for March, 2008:

Some of these page views will be from group members working on the articles.[16] But not all. Especially for the more popular pages! So there are people out there reading our work.

Google page rank[edit]

More information to underscore the significance of this assignment. These are each article's Google page ranks, using the most likely search parameters:[17]

Members[edit]

Tables[edit]

Final ratings (April 22, 2008)[edit]

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WikiProject:Murder Madness and Mayhem article progress grading scheme [
Home Top High Mid Low
Featured article FA
Mario Vargas Llosa El Señor Presidente
The General in His Labyrinth
GA
Gabriel García Márquez
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
Latin American Boom
Augusto Roa Bastos
Facundo
Dictator novel
The Feast of the Goat
I, the Supreme
B
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Start
Stub

Initial ratings (January 14, 2008)[edit]

]

WikiProject:Murder Madness and Mayhem initial grading scheme [
Home Top High Mid Low Unrated
Featured article FA
A-Class article A
GA
B
Mario Vargas Llosa Gabriel García Márquez
Start
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
Augusto Roa Bastos
The General in His Labyrinth Miguel Ángel Asturias
Stub
The Feast of the Goat
Unrated
Facundo
El Señor Presidente
I the Supreme
The Dictator Novel
Latin American Boom

Kudos![edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
An original barnstar, in addition to Awadewit's Motivation Award, because the Murder Madness and Mayhem project deserves more than one rusty symbol of its worth--ragesoss (talk) 02:47, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
WP:MMM is doing awesome work. I only hope my university does something this cool next year! dihydrogen monoxide (H2O) 09:27, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
I read about this project on this week's Signpost, and I'm pretty impressed what you have been able to achieve. Kudos. – sgeureka tc 09:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Socratic Barnstar.gif The Socratic Barnstar
For User:Jbmurray/Madness, Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2008-04-14/2000th FA, and their comments on the process. Thanks for being able to take the rough with the smooth, overcome, exceed, and then talk about it. Let's hope we can improve in response. GRuban (talk) 13:55, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Abject Learning
  2. ^ bgblogging
  3. ^ Wikinews
  4. ^ Comment on the Citizendium Blog
  5. ^ Total figure includes Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Gabriel García Marquez, Garcia Marquez, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Gabriel Marquez, García Márquez, Gabo, and Gabriel Garcia Marques.
  6. ^ Total figure includes Mario Vargos Llosa.
  7. ^ Total figure includes Domingo F. Sarmiento, Domingo Sarmiento, and Sarmiento, Domingo F..
  8. ^ Total figure includes Miguel Angel Asturias.
  9. ^ Total includes El general en su laberinto.
  10. ^ Total includes El Senor Presidente and The President (novel).
  11. ^ Total includes Latin America novel boom.
  12. ^ Total includes The Dictator Novel and List of books depicting Latin American caudillos (!).
  13. ^ Total includes Feast of the Goat, The Feast of the Goat (novel), and La fiesta del chivo.
  14. ^ Total includes Roa Bastos and Roa Bastos, Augusto.
  15. ^ Total includes I the Supreme, Yo, el Supremo, and Yo el Supremo.
  16. ^ Indeed, there was a marked bump for March compared to February. In part this is also because we have been drawing attention to these pages, which is not a bad thing.
  17. ^ So I've eliminated quotation marks or accents: Gabriel Garcia Marquez rather than "Gabriel García Márquez", for example.

External links[edit]

In chronological order, from earliest to latest. Not all the outlets for the AFP story are listed—they got rather repetitious after a while—but I tried to keep note of the countries and languages in which it appeared.

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