Wikipedia:Meetup/Johor 12

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Wikipedia Johor Meetup 12
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The Wikipedia Johor Meetup 12 (the 26th Wikipedia meetups in Malaysia) was the first Wikimedia meetup held as a full self-organized conference in Malaysia. It was also the longest held Wikipedia meetup in Malaysia so far, with a total duration of around 9 hours. The event was held on:

  • Event name: Crescendo Wikipedia Conference 2019
  • Date: Saturday, 22 June 2019
  • Time: 09:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m. (lunch break at 1:00-2:00 p.m. and one short tea break time in the morning)
  • Venue: Computer Lab, Crescendo International College, Taman Desa Cemerlang, Ulu Tiram, Johor, Malaysia
  • Medium of communication: English

Things to bring[edit]

  • Laptop or tablet
  • Notebook/pen/pencil
  • Portable modem (in case there is no/weak access to Wi-Fi at the venue)
  • Multiple cable extensions (to accommodate other laptop/tablet users of electricity)
  • Camera (for group photo shooting)


Minutes of Meeting[edit]

  • Introduction to Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia (history, committee members, who we are, what we do etc)
  • Overview of international, regional and local Wikimedia conferences (e.g. Wikimedia Conference, ESEAP Conference, WikiNusantara Conference etc)
  • Introduction to Wikimedia Foundation and its projects (e.g. Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Meta-Wikimedia etc)
  • Explanation on Wikimedia community, user group and chapter, as well as its distribution around the globe
  • Various basic using and editing in Wikipedia was shown, such as:
    • add Wikimedia Commons link into Wikipedia
    • change (standardize) subheading names in Wikipedia
    • link coding creation in Wikipedia
    • navigate around different languages of Wikipedia within one article
    • redirect an equivalent/similar Wikipedia article names
    • remove dead link references from Wikipedia
    • remove red link in Wikipedia articles
    • upload map pictures into Wikipedia articles
    • upload photos to Wikimedia Commons
    • write references (from both English sources and non-English sources, with various different cases)
    • differentiate the almost-similar article names under ambiguity pages
  • Creating new articles in Wikipedia
  • Discussion on creating Wikipedia society/community at the college under the writer's club


Time Topics/Session
09:00 a.m. - 09:30 a.m. Venue setup (including projector and internet connection)
09:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Introduction to Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia, Wikimedia Foundation projects, Malaysia Wikipe-tan, username setups, group photo
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Tea break
10:45 a.m. - 01:00 p.m. Ice breaking, editing in Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata, Wikibooks, Wikivoyage, Wikiquote, Meta-Wikimedia
01:00 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.
Lunch break
02:30 p.m. - 03:30 p.m. Existing Wikimedia conferences (Wikimedia Conference, Wikimania, ESEAP, WikiNusantara etc) and Wikipedia meetups, future movement in Wikimedia Malaysia (online activities (Wiki Loves Earth/Monument), offline activities, using Wikimedia Foundation projects for education, social movement, new language, new project, Wikimedia Incubator, research, arts etc)
03:30 p.m. - 05:45 p.m. Continue editing in Wikimedia Foundation projects (new article creation, interlinking and Wikipedia tools (category, edit history etc))
05:45 p.m. - 06:15 p.m. Discussion on the formation of Wikipedia community and Wikipedia Student Club/Department, questions and answers session

Articles created[edit]

Photos uploaded[edit]

Articles improved[edit]


We hope those 'senior' Wikipedia editors can have more understanding for not scrutinizing too much on the newly written articles by the newbie editors. Of course their creation will not achieve a C-class or B-class level of article writing first during their first time trial. Even to reach a stub-class article, almost all of them took more than 3 hours to complete, so we hope for those senior Wikipedia editors who act as the 'police' to patrol the newly written articles to have a more understanding on the condition we are facing during this meetup or any future meetup. At least please don't scrutinize the article in the first 24 hours after its creation (some even tag it for deletion due to its very minimal content, another moved the article to draft because of its incompleteness and another fully move the article (as a redirect) to other more well-established article). I understand that we all have this kind of mechanism to minimize spammers in Wikipedia. But apparently, this kind of system also heavily affect the genuine newbie editors, and it can heavily discourage them from continuing to edit in Wikipedia. If this is how we run Wikipedia, there will be less and less new editors from now onward to continue this Wikimedia Foundation movement in the future.


Public transport[edit]

Take bus from:

Self driving[edit]

- Key-in Crescendo International College in Waze or Google Map
- Coordinate: 1°33'26.2"N 103°48'42.6"E

Disability access[edit]

The venue was located on the upper floor with wheelchair ramp access on the ground floor and elevator, equipped with toilet on the same floor.

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