Wikipedia:Meetup/Cape Town/Metal edit-a-thon

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2016 Metal edit-a-thon
When and Where
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 16:00 pm CT
Address: American Corner
Central Library
Drill Hall, Darling Street
City/State: Cape Town, South Africa
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Event information[edit]

A meetup to create, edit and maintain Wikipedia pages that support and pertain the South African metal community. We extend invite to any members of the public, including photographers, writers and contributors from other publications who share our interest of archiving all things metal. People are welcome to come and go as they see fit, with an hour or two lunch break in between.

First edit-a-thon[edit]

Second edit-a-thon[edit]

  • Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
  • Time: 10:00 am - 16:00 pm CAT

Third edit-a-thon[edit]

  • Date: Saturday, 14 November, 2016
  • Time: 10:00 am - 16:00 CAT
  • Location: American Corner, Central Library, Drill Hall, Darling Street, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Location phone number: 021 444 0997

There is a parking bay on the corner of Caledon and Harrington St, not far from the library. When you enter the library, the American Corner is situated to your left. You're encouraged to bring your own laptop, but there will be a limited number of laptops provided by the American Corner for those that do not have. WiFi provided for use by the American Corner. We have a lot of vouchers available for coffee at Truth Coffee Roasting up the road.

Hopefully this develops into a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons.

List of articles worked on[edit]

Steve's pictures
Participants focused on editing the African heavy metal article
In the process of making a new draft article.
Dumbassman answering some editing questions.

We should focus on the culture and bureaucracy of Wikipedia and South African metal music, but the prime motive should be to make additions to Wikipedia and registering Creative Commons licenses!

Suggested articles to improve[edit]

Suggested new articles to create[edit]

Suggested new articles about bands to create[edit]

Articles edited or created[edit]

21 May 2016[edit]

16 July 2016[edit]

  • Qumbu, additional information about the town added

Suggested new articles to create[edit]

Bands Playing at Metal4Africa Winterfest

Resources for editing[edit]

Citing sources video tutorial -- part one
Citing sources video tutorial -- part two

There are limited resources to use for South African metal music, we will use Metal4Africa as a focal point for resources and should aggregate further resources here:

External links[edit]

First edit-a-thon: May 2016[edit]

21 May
Participants at the Cape Town metal edit-a-thon being shown the basics of editing.
Participants at the Cape Town metal edit-a-thon socialising during the lunch break.


  1. Discott (talk)
  2. Dumbassman (talk)


  • Dan (talk) 09:10, 21 May 2016 (UTC) - 13 edits (first time editor)
  • Megaultrapython500 (talk) 12:51, 21 May 2016 (UTC) - uploaded 4 photographs to commons, 2 edits (first time editor)

Second edit-a-thon: July 2016[edit]


  1. Discott (talk)
  2. Dumbassman (talk)


Third edit-a-thon: 19 November 2016[edit]

19 November 2016
The 3rd Wikimedia ZA Cape Town edit-a-thon on the 19th November 2016 at the American Corner at Cape Town Central Library, South Africa.
Participants having lunch during the edit-a-thon.
Participants editing Wikipedia.

This edit-a-thon also focused on Wikipedia Asian Month in addition to metal music in Africa.


  1. Discott (talk)
  2. Dumbassman (talk)


Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

Prior to the event:

  1. Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
    No? Create a Wikipedia account
    Yes? Go to Step #2
  2. Sign up! Add your Wikipedia User Name to this section by clicking the blue button below (follow instructions). Your name will be added to the bottom of this page
Don't worry! If you haven't edited Wikipedia before and don't have a Wikipedia User Name yet, we will help you on the day of the event! And remember to have fun!

People who have attended this event can use the Cape Town Metal badge below.

Kobus live.jpgThis user attended the Cape Town Metal edit-a-thon.