|Brag list — Some facts we like
|Some things we may have done first
The results were
- Lvova from Russia first,
- Fanfwah (and CLC) from France second,
- then Sanko from Indonesia and Conte di Sarre (from Italy)
- were joint third
- The fifth place was RgC from the Czech republic
- and Tappinen from Finland got an honourable mention
- WEBCAST 3rd September 2011 HERE of prize giving
- We had over 40 editors who are spread around the world (only a few in England)
- We had two GAs (but not in English)
- We increased the Derby Museum articles in English by about a hundred
- We have had lots of DYKs and many on non-English Wikipedias
- We have over a 1200 translations and nearly 100 new articles
- We presented this project at meetings in Derby, Birmingham, Bristol, London, Lillehammer, Amsterdam, Vienna and Haifa
- Derby is the only museum in the UK (World?) which has artefacts labelled in Alemannisch, Belarusian (x2), Catalan/Czech, Danish, Esperanto, Finnish/French, Gallatian, Hebrew, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Malaysian, N ....
- Ting Cheng, chair of the WMF board, visited Derby Museum on the final day of the competition (27 August)
Museum dan Galeri Seni Derby
I was very sad to hear that Sanko had died in July 2012 after a long illness. He created probably the only museum in the UK that you can wander around and understand everything even if you cannot speak a word of English but you only speak Bahasa Indonesian.
Sanko not only translated articles into Indonesian but he went back and told the original authors of their mistakes and he wrote articles about objects in the museum in Indonesian that had not been described elsewhere on wikipedia. I certainly enjoyed translating an article that Sanko had written about a tribal mask from Indonesian into English.
Sanko came from Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia 0°30′07″S 117°09′11″E / 0.502°S 117.153°E and he worked hard competing with Anastasis Lvova and Tappinen. He eventually gained joint third with Conte di sarro from Italy. He wrote 100 diffeent articles, mostly in Bahasa Indonesian but also two in Java. The competion was named after "Joseph Wright" and he wrote an article in Indonesian that was a "Good Article". This showed that he could edit with quality (as well as productively.)
In September 2011 the Mayor of Derby awarded prizes to Sanko via a web cast and these paintings and books signed by the Wikimedia UK board and the mayor were mailed to him by Derby Museum. (The Mayor had never seen a web cast before!) Sanko was invited to rejoin the editors from Derby when the recent GibraltarpediA contest was launched and although we saw most return we should have wondered where Sanko was.
If you speak Indonesian and you want to find out about England then click on Wikipedia and read about the articles in that he brought alive.
Thank you Sanko
Victuallers (talk) 15:31, 1 October 2012 (UTC)
|This Is How It Worked
||Any Wikipedian with a named account could participate. Two Wikipedians can form a team and participate jointly: this means you don't have to be multilingual!
To participate you must sign up on the Participants page: you must include a link to your talk page (it may be on any Wikipedia, but please test the link to make sure it works!)
Challenge 1 is to claim 24 points for contributions on Wikipedias in at least two languages
- a new Good or Featured Article counts 8
- a new short article (500 words of text, with internal and external links, inline ref and image) counts 5
- a new stub (100 words of text, with internal and external links) counts 1
- a short article improved to Good or Featured Article counts 3
- a stub improved to short article counts 4
- all articles must contain a blue in-text link to Derby Museum and Art Gallery (or one of the other two museums) in the same language. This means that if the museum article doesn't yet exist in that language, you need to create it, and you can do so as part of this challenge.
Challenge 2 is for five prizes offered by Wikimedia and Derby Museum and Art Gallery, to be awarded on 3 September 2011, the anniversary of Joseph Wright of Derby's birthday (see details of prizes). These prizes will be awarded, by judges chosen by the Wikimedia Foundation and Derby Museums and Art Gallery, to the five Wikipedians who have verifiably made the best contributions, by the same point scores, in any language combination. Only one prize will be awarded for any main language.
The challenge ended on 27 August 2011 (but translations are still welcome!). The five winners of Challenge 2 will be announced on 3 September 2011.