Wikipedia:Collaboration of the week/History

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The English collaboration of the week process began on April 29, 2004. The winners for each week are listed below, along with a brief summary of how it was improved during its featured week.

The template {{past cotw|date|year}} should be added to the talk pages of past collaborations.

Please update the table with at least the Date and Article title – the rest can be done later. (see below table for more details)

Date Title Votes Edits See how it improved Featured article on
August 13, 2006 Lee Smith (baseball) 6 votes in 18 days 54 edits 615 words to 3835 words (+624%)
August 6, 2006 Textile 7 votes in 9 days
July 30, 2006 1950s 6 votes in 14 days
July 23, 2006 Spanish architecture 7 votes in 7 days
July 16, 2006 Pigment 5 votes in 5 days
July 9, 2006 History of Sicily 7 votes in 9 days
July 4, 2006 Time bomb 7 votes over 16 days
June 28, 2006 Furniture 8 votes over 12 days
June 20, 2006 Fourteen Points 9 votes over 15 days
June 13, 2006 Grocery store 8 votes over 12 days
June 6, 2006 School 12 votes over 6 days 151 words to 1291 words (+855%)
May 28, 2006 20th century music 9 votes over 13 days 35 edits 75 words to 4,089 words (+5,452%)
May 14, 2006 Japanese robotics 8 votes over 19 days 34 edits 111 words to 424 words (+382%)
May 7, 2006 Storm 15 votes over 29 days 60 edits 308 words to 1396 words (+453%)
April 30, 2006 Fauna (animals) 13 votes over 28 days 37 edits 110 words to 446 words (+405%)
April 23, 2006 Caribbean Sea 17 votes over 28 days 74 edits 347 words to 1257 words (+362%)
April 16, 2006 Lipovans 15 votes over 2 days 14 edits 196 words to 347 words (+177%)
April 9, 2006 Demographics of Europe 17 votes over 27 days 40 edits 100 words to 909 words (+909%)
April 2, 2006 Hill 14 votes over 27 days 48 edits 235 words to 730 words (+311%)
March 27, 2006 History of the World Wide Web 14 votes over 32 days 28 edits 1132 words to 1698 words (+150%)
March 20, 2006 Scandinavian Peninsula 15 votes over 35 days 39 edits 225 words to 1096 words (+487%)
March 12, 2006 Constitutional democracy 16 votes over 20 days 36 edits 54 words to 377 words (+698%)
March 5, 2006 English Interregnum 8 votes over 23 days 25 edits 81 words to 693 words (+855%)
March 5, 2006 Letter (alphabet) 8 votes over 20 days 17 edits 525 words to 684 words (+130%)
February 26, 2006 Meat 21 votes over 42 days 103 edits 729 words to 1519 words (+208%)
February 19, 2006 History of art 19 votes over 28 days 30 edits 426 words to 1469 words (+345%)
February 12, 2006 Aeronautics 19 votes over 33 days
February 5, 2006 Andes 20 votes over 20 days
January 29, 2006 Male and Female 17 votes over 40 days
January 22, 2006 1980s fashion 18 votes over 37 days 105 edits 583 words to 2,629 words (+450%)
January 15, 2006 Invasion 17 votes over 20 days 80 edits 194 words to 2,018 words (+1040%) February 25, 2006
January 8, 2006 Humanities 19 votes over 24 days 18 edits
January 1, 2006 Tribal chief 16 votes over 37 days 73 edits
December 25, 2005 Culture of Asia 15 votes over 22 days 160 edits
December 19, 2005 Culture of Sudan 13 votes over 21 days 35 edits
December 12, 2005 19th century 16 votes over 12 days 282 edits 1626 words to 4325 words (+266%)
December 5, 2005 Population 13 votes over 29 days 55 edits 425 words to 1972 words (+464%)
November 27, 2005 Oil reserves 7 votes over 16 days 67 edits 207 words to 2320 words (+1120%)
November 13, 2005 Instinct
(was COTW for 2 weeks)
13 votes over 55 days 69 edits 208 words to 1027 words (+493%)
November 6, 2005 1556 Shaanxi earthquake 12 votes over 28 days 30 edits 170 words to 783 words (+460%)
October 30, 2005 Military history of Germany 12 votes over 7 days 141 edits 732 words to 4235 words (+578%)
October 16, 2005 Lydia
(was COTW for 2 weeks)
11 votes over 24 days 34 edits 399 words to 1383 words (+346%)
October 9, 2005 French intervention in Mexico 7 votes over 21 days 38 edits 432 words to 1756 words (+406%)
October 2, 2005 Military history of Iraq 7 votes over 12 days 41 edits 0 words to 1723 words
September 18, 2005 History of the Caribbean
(was COTW for 2 weeks)
11 votes over 16 days 61 edits 307 words to 1171 words (+381%)
September 11, 2005 Proposed Iraqi constitution 15 votes over 14 days 5 edits 2651 words to 2654 words (+0.1%)
September 4, 2005 Girl 13 votes over 16 days 131 edits 388 words to 1989 words (+512%)
August 28, 2005 Kraków Ghetto 13 votes over 19 days 33 edits 77 words to 843 words (+1094%)
August 21, 2005 Militarisation of space 18 votes over 18 days 94 edits 517 words to 2470 words (+478%)
August 7, 2005 Winter
(was COTW for 2 weeks)
10 votes over 8 days 108 edits 227 words to 1346 words (+593%)
August 7, 2005 Horn of Africa
(was COTW for 2 weeks)
13 votes over 13 days 50 edits 127 words to 1304 words (+1026%)
July 31, 2005 Port-au-Prince 14 votes over 15 days 29 edits 126 words to 1704 words (+1352%)
July 31, 2005 History of South America 7 votes over 6 days 11 edits 911 words to 930 words (+2%)
July 24, 2005 Head 8 votes over 11 days 48 edits 115 words to 911 words (+792%)
July 24, 2005 Physical science 9 votes over 11 days

66 edits

146 words to 1552 words (+1063%)
July 17, 2005 Learning 16 votes over 25 days 29 edits 253 words to 930 words (+367%)
July 17, 2005 Lhasa 15 votes over 21 days 40 edits 580 words to 999 words (+172%)
July 10, 2005 Reproduction 16 votes over 24 days 77 edits 343 words to 1,123 words (+327%)
July 10, 2005 Polynesia 13 votes over 18 days 30 edits 598 words to 1537 words (+257%)
July 3, 2005 Southeast Asia 19 votes over 19 days 124 edits 350 words to 2,757 words (+687%)
July 3, 2005 Racism in the United States 14 votes over 21 days 79 edits 0 words to 1,791 words
June 26, 2005 History of Scandinavia 28 votes over 22 days 137 edits 0 words to 4,372 words
June 26, 2005 History of Greece 23 votes over 33 days 46 edits 245 words to 5,038 words (+1956%)
June 19, 2005 Navy 20 votes over 26 days 86 edits 709 words to 2,305 words (+225%)
June 19, 2005 The Seventies 23 votes over 12 days 397 edits 280 words to 11,204 words (+3901%)
June 12, 2005 High Middle Ages 23 votes over 28 days 137 edits 783 words to 3,140 words (+301%)
June 5, 2005 Stone Age 29 votes over 26 days 124 edits 546 words to 3,934 words (+616%)
May 30, 2005 Roaring Twenties 26 votes over 22 days 171 edits 0 words to 3,647 words
May 22, 2005 Ancient Rome 33 votes over 39 days 182 edits

0 words to 3,062 words

May 15, 2005 Airport 26 votes over 29 days 100 edits 657 words to 3165 words (+381%)
May 8, 2005 Culture of Ancient Rome 22 votes over 33 days 167 edits 236 words to 4543 words (+1825%)
May 1, 2005 History of Quebec 24 votes over 35 days 101 edits 763 words to 3510 words (+360%)
April 25, 2005 Decolonization 24 votes over 35 days 93 edits 416 words to 2812 words (+575%)
April 17, 2005 Involuntary settlements in the Soviet Union 24 votes over 35 days 126 edits 217 words to 1804 words (+731%)
April 10, 2005 Freedom of the press 24 votes over 35 days 79 edits 294 words to 2470 words (+740%)
April 3, 2005 Mongol Empire 18 votes over 20 days 62 edits 871 words to 2279 words (+161%)
March 28, 2005 Burundi 26 votes over 42 days 23 edits 595 words to 1364 words (+129%)
March 20, 2005 History of the Balkans 30 votes over 42 days 359 edits 197 words to 5510 words (+2696%)
March 13, 2005 History of sex 26 votes over 34 days 91 edits 28 words to 2,936 words (+10385%)
March 6, 2005 Military history of the United States 32 votes over 47 days 71 edits 1,510 words to 3,955 words (+161%)
February 27, 2005 Central Asia 33 votes over 45 days 87 edits 797 words to 5,139 words (+544%) History of Central Asia July 4, 2005
February 20, 2005 History of science 31 votes over 33 days 206 edits 16 words to 5,337 words (+33256%)
February 13, 2005 History of music 30 votes over 35 days 144 edits 513 words to 4,459 words (+769%)
February 6, 2005 Culture of China 26 votes over 27 days 34 edits 1,013 words to 1,515 words (+49%)
January 30, 2005 Military history of the Soviet Union 22 votes over 33 days 123 edits 475 words to 4,334 words (+812%) March 8, 2005
January 23, 2005 Tangshan earthquake 24 votes over 25 days 20 edits 386 words to 578 words`(+49%)
January 16, 2005 Culture of Egypt 17 votes over 10 days 47 edits 54 words to 2,266 words (+4096%)
January 9, 2005 Military history of France 23 votes over 19 days 33 edits 1,104 words to 2,741 words (+148%) March 27, 2006
January 2, 2005 Costa Rica 30 votes over 37 days 42 edits 2,211 words to 1,720 words (−36%)
December 26, 2004 League of Nations 32 votes over 27 days 111 edits 981 words to 3,028 words (+208%) February 17, 2005
December 19, 2004 First Indochina War 21 votes over 38 days 75 edits 305 words to 1,770 words (+480%)
December 12, 2004 Underground Railroad 26 votes over 29 days 88 edits 382 words to 1,706 words (+346%)
December 5, 2004 African art 28 votes over 35 days 41 edits 125 words to 745 words (+496%)
November 28, 2004 Partition of India 38 votes over 41 days 109 edits 319 words to 1,730 words (+442%)
November 21, 2004 Chinese art 37 votes over 25 days 79 edits 1,902 words to 5,848 words (+207%)
November 14, 2004 U.S. embargo against Cuba 46 votes over 53 days 76 edits 486 words to 2,649 words (+445%)
November 7, 2004 Culture of Greece 49 votes over 75 days 110 edits 146 words to 1,916 words (+1212%)
October 31, 2004 International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement 45 votes over 58 days 31 edits 288 words to 1,317 words (+357%)
October 24, 2004 Culture of Spain 46 votes over 74 days 61 edits 201 words to 1,006 words (+400%)
October 17, 2004 African Union 47 votes over 61 days 68 edits 460 words to 1,512 words (+228%)
October 10, 2004 Ancient warfare 47 votes over 60 days 65 edits 644 words to 3,076 words (+377%)
October 3, 2004 Congo Civil War 48 votes over 23 days 76 edits 22,727 bytes to 40,610 bytes
September 26, 2004 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 41 votes over 55 days 60 edits 752 words to 1,957 words (+160%)
September 19, 2004 Space Race 46 votes over 28 days 168 edits 1,725 words to 4,779 words (+177%) February 15, 2005
September 12, 2004 History of feminism 45 votes over 74 days 57 edits 374 words to 1,815 words (+385%)
September 5, 2004 Gestapo 40 votes over 25 days 81 edits 303 words to 2,017 words (+565%)
August 29, 2004 Livestock 32 votes over 56 days 125 edits 1,079 words to 2,097 words (+94%)
August 22, 2004 Diplomacy 31 votes over 38 days 53 edits 166 words to 1,911 words (+1051%)
August 15, 2004 Baghdad 27 votes over 39 days 65 edits 662 words to 1,590 words (+140%)
August 8, 2004 Renaissance 26 votes over 28 days 116 edits 620 words to 4,235 words (+180%) Italian Renaissance July 25, 2005
August 1, 2004 Pravda 20 votes over 35 days 46 edits 562 words to 1,233 words (+119%)
July 25, 2004 Medieval warfare 18 votes over 30 days 28 edits 832 words to 2,465 words (+196%)
July 18, 2004 Cairo 18 votes over 18 days 56 edits 501 words to 1,715 words (+242%)
July 11, 2004 Kofi Annan 32 votes over 17 days 44 edits 766 words to 923 words (+20%)
July 4, 2004 Jean-Paul Sartre 23 votes over 35 days 53 edits 543 words to 1,166 words (+114%)
June 27, 2004 Siege 18 votes over 20 days 173 edits 81 words to 2,278 words (+2712%) July 15, 2004
June 20, 2004 Iranian revolution 15 votes over 36 days 72 edits 70 words to 3,168 words (+4425%)
June 12, 2004 Soup 11 votes over 29 days 94 edits 417 words to 1,579 words (+278%)
June 4, 2004 Astrophysics 12 votes over 17 days 45 edits 48 words to 1,178 words (+2460%)
May 27, 2004 Academia 9 votes over 18 days 37 edits 64 words to 2,165 words (+3282%) June 17, 2004
May 20, 2004 Rail transport in India 13 votes over 22 days 13 edits 388 words to 417 words (+7%) July 4, 2005
May 13, 2004 Dinosaur 11 votes over 12 days 26 edits 1,212 words to 1,256 words (+3%) December 17, 2005
May 6, 2004 Situs inversus 12 votes over 8 days 43 edits 143 words to 624 words (+336%)

Records[edit]

Biggest percentage increase (excluding infinite)

  1. History of science (+33256%) February 20, 2005
  2. History of sex (+10385%) March 13, 2005
  3. Iranian revolution (+4425%) June 20, 2004

Most edits

  1. The Seventies397 edits June 19, 2005
  2. History of the Balkans359 edits March 20, 2005
  3. 19th Century – 282 edits December 12, 2005

Updating the table[edit]

To update the table with the details on past collaborations, this text should be put into the top of the table, replacing words with details where necessary:

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|[[Month Day]] [[Year]]||'''[[Article Name]]''' || [[Wikipedia:Collaborations of the Week/Article Name|Number of votes over Number of days]] ||[http://link-in-history-section-showing-comparison-from-when-it-was-made-a-cotw-to-when-it-stopped-being-cotw NUMBER of edits] || [http://link-to-section-when-it-was-made-cotw NUMBER of words] to [http://link-in-history-section-when-it-was-no-longer-cotw NUMBER of words] (+percentage increase%) ||
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To get the link showing "Edits" go to the history section of the article, click the right of the two circles next to the article when it was no longer cotw, then go down to the edit where it was made cotw and click the left of the circles. (You may have to click "View next 100' or 'next 250' if there were more than 50 edits between them) Then click "Compare selected versions." This will compare the version at the start of the collaboration with the version at the end of the collaboration. Copy the http link in the address bar and paste in the column here. This version will also give you the links for the "See how it improved" part of the table – the link to the two Revisions "Revision as of 23:48, 5 December 2005 etc" at the top of the two columns are the two links to be used in the "See how it improved" section.

The number of words can be done by clicking on edit for each of the two revisions, selecting all, copy and paste into a word processor document and doing a word count. The percentage increase is the number of words in the 2nd version divided by the number in the 1st x 100.


Notes[edit]

  • † – Before August 23, 2004, this process and the winning pages carried the title Article of the week.
  • ‡ – Renaissance was tied with Baghdad with 21 votes each; after an extension of 24 hours, Renaissance gained 5 more votes.
  • Two articles nominated for Collaboration of the Week have failed to be selected but were subsequently made featured articles:
    1. Abbey Theatre on September 23, 2004
    2. Attila the Hun on September 29, 2004
  • On August 30, 2001, the very first organized collaboration to improve an article was started: a short "article-a-day" e-mail on the Milgram experiment sent during a simpler time when only 145 people had user pages. Thus this article was the very first precursor to the Collaboration of the week. (See Announcements August 2001.)

Statistics[edit]

  • On average, the size of each Collaboration of the week increases by around 700%. It means that by the end of the week, the size of a COTW is multiplied by 8.
  • Statistics (number of edits, contributors, size improvement), are taken and compared only between the first edit made after winning the Collaboration of the week title, and the last edit before the next collaboration of the week.

See also[edit]