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Wikipedia Johor Meetup 5
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The Wikipedia Johor Meetup 5 (the 9th Wikipedia meetups in Malaysia) was the second Wikipedia meetup held at college in Malaysia and the first meetup in Malaysia in 2018. The meetup was held on:

  • Event name: Overview of Wikipedia Malaysia and Introduction to Wikipedia Editing Workshop
  • Date: Saturday, 20 January 2018
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Sunway College Johor Bahru, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru, 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)


There were in total 25 participants and 3 editors.

Topics of discussion[edit]

Minutes of Meeting[edit]

  • Introduction of Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia (history, committees, future planned projects, meetups page, Meta-Wiki page, Facebook page)
  • Introduction of Wikimedia Foundation and its projects
  1. Wikipedia for creating articles
  2. Wikimedia Commons for uploading photos
  • Language/wording to be used in writing Wikipedia article (neutral, no promotional language, facts, no opinion)
  • Steps in creating user page and talk page
  • Beginner Wikipedia editing practice in sandbox
  • Improvement of existing Wikipedia article (Sunway College Johor Bahru) from its introductory sentences, historical, faculty, facilities and transportation point of view
  • List down the most common coding in writing article content in Wikipedia (abc for links, abc for bold, abc for italic, * for bullet, ==abc== for first heading, ===abc=== for second headings & its subsequent headings) and its listing in Help:Cheatsheet
  • Team works and edit conflict solving in creating one article by several editors
  • Conflict management on particular topic in talk page and how to respond to it
  • Steps in creating new article demonstration (Sunway Velocity Mall), including its infobox choosing, geographic coordinate location mapping from Google Map, article categorization, stub categorization assigning, external link (its official Facebook, YouTube or Instagram page if applicable)
  • Steps in uploading photos to Wikimedia Commons and its categorization
  • Photo categorizations into a single category in Wikimedia Commons
  • Linking between Wikipedia article with its Wikimedia Commons link and vice versa
  • Definition of an acceptable notable topic to write an article (having its official website, written by third party sources (online news), there are offline resources (books in library etc))
  • Definition of proper referencing (government website, tourism website, ones establishment official website, no blogs websites)
  • Demonstration on writing full and proper reference in Wikipedia article
  • WikiProject:
  1. Introduction and listing
  2. Categorization
  3. Article class (stub, start, C, B, GA, FA) levels
  4. Article importance (low, mid, high, top) levels
  • Different language versions of Wikipedia:
  1. English (en)
  2. Malay (ms)
  3. Mandarin (zh)
  4. Cantonese (zh-yue)
  5. Tamil (ta)
  • Nuisance "police forces" in patrolling any newly written Wikipedia article, and how to bring this problem to Wikimedia Foundation for some protection for articles created during any meetup
  • How to bring Wikipedia for short until long-term development:
  1. Short: Creating and completing standalone articles
  2. Medium: Improving high-importance articles and interlink between various Wikimedia projects
  3. Long: Topic-based research by academicians or students (research collaboration, conference etc)
  • Wikipedia articles visitor traffic based on:
  1. titles
  2. languages
  3. keyword searches
  4. user's articles
  • The importance of expanding and writing new articles with less popularity from the mainstream general public (e.g. villages and FELDA in Malaysia) and also articles with local contexts (e.g. local food of Malaysia or Johor)
  • Emphasize that Wikipedia is not the reference source to cite, but as a learning tool for people to fully develop their understanding on a particular topic from various point of view and always maintain it up-to-date with the fast changing of the world we are living in now
  • To have a pre-listed set of articles before coming to any meetup (to be more focused on some particular topics)
  • Wikimedia Foundation donation funding, annual financial report, how those donation funds being used (to make Wikipedia events, conferences, maintain server and its minimum employees etc) and proposal to the government on how to make donation to the foundation to be tax deductible in Malaysia
  • Introduction to Wikipedia cosplay mascot Wikipe-tan
  • Wikipedia meetups page and meetups around the world, do feel free to join with these people!
  • Proposed module for Wikipedia as college/university subject (Wikipedia introduction, Wikimedia Malaysia overview, code learning, article content breakdown, infobox and coordinate, article wording and language, photos attachment, external links in article, article Wikipedia categorization, article WikiProject categorization and its class and importance level, Wikimedia Foundation projects interlinking, Wikipedia article traffic, Wikipedia-based projects)
  • Proposed list of events Wikipedia student club in universities or colleges
  • Various Wikipedia competitions (Wiki Loves Monuments)
  • Wikilove icon/button to give barnstars to other users
  • Explaining why we editors love to keep contributing to Wikipedia although there is basically no monetary reward given (aside from the scholarship given for Wikipedia-related conferences), which we said about the life satisfaction of filling all of the knowledge gaps which have not been written before and also the satisfaction to share everything we know to general public around the world without taking any credit from it
  • Creation of certificate template for the workshop meetup attendees

Articles created[edit]

Photos uploaded[edit]

Sunway College Residence


Public transport[edit]

Take bus from:

Self driving[edit]

- Key-in Sunway College Johor Bahru in Waze or Google Map
- Address: 3, Jalan Austin Heights Utama, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
- Coordinate: 1°33'34.6"N 103°46'47.6"E

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