Wikipedia:Reward board

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The reward board is an informal page where users who want a specific task related to Wikipedia (such as the promotion of an article to featured article status or the editing of an image) can offer a reward to editors willing to take on the task. The execution and details of the transaction are the responsibility of the participating parties, and the reward can be monetary (including cryptocurrency), goods (books, cookies, etc.), barnstars, or tit-for-tat editing (like improving another article).

Reward board is similar to the defunct Bounty board; however, instead of a donation to the Wikimedia Foundation, payment is made directly to a specific editor.

The Wikimedia Foundation is not hiring contributors and no payments are made by the Foundation. This is purely a page for editors to offer rewards to other editors. Challenges may remain open for a maximum duration of one year. After that period of time, the challenge will be moved to expired requests; however, the author of the challenge may repost the challenge with a new expiration period. The aim of this policy is to keep the board clutter-free, ensure editors are available to fulfill such challenges, and to ensure the challenges are still valid.

See Wikipedia:Conflict of interest for information about monetary compensation and possible conflicts of interest.

How to offer a reward[edit]

If you would like to offer a reward such as the ones below, simply add an entry below. Add all the details that you feel are relevant to the reward, in a format similar to this pattern:

===Reward title===
*'''Offeror''': ~~~
*'''Date offered''': ~~~~~
*'''Request''': What needs to be done to claim the award.
*'''Reward''': The reward you are offering.
*'''Limit on rewards''': In the case of possible multiple rewards, any limit set.
*'''Expires''': Date until which your offer is valid. Max expiration date is one year from offer date.
*'''Sign-up''': Person interested in taking on the task. Please provide expected completion date.

In the case of a monetary offer, please specify country currency. Numerous countries use the same symbols.

Please place new entries in chronological order of expiration. See Wikipedia:Reward board fulfilled requests for past rewards.

Active article requests[edit]

Fix Gwendolyn Brooks based on GAR feedback[edit]

  • Offeror: FormalDude (talk)
  • Date offered: 01:04, 8 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Request: Review the feedback at Talk:Gwendolyn Brooks/GA1 and fix the article accordingly. Includes researching sources and writing content.
  • Reward: $10.00 USD in Bitcoin and/or The Feather Barnstar.
  • Limit on rewards: N/A (one-time).
  • Expires: 3/31/2022
  • Sign-up: Please contact me on my talk page. Please note you'll need to declare a one-time COI as a paid editor if you accept the Bitcoin reward.

X Challenge[edit]

  • Offeror: CactiStaccingCrane (talk)
  • Date offered: 18:49, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Request: Improve any article that is related about SpaceX to a good article status. All eligible articles can be found at WP:SPACEX. You don't need to be a space nerd to improve them!
  • Reward: An exclusive X Challenge barnstar, which is much more than just a regular barnstar. Smaller prize can be given when notified at my talk page. (Reward detail would be finalized soon)
XPRIZE short logo.png Congrats on completing the X Challenge!
This challenge is inspired from XPRIZE, a competition that involves solving extremely hard problems. Something something something something something something something something something something something something something something something something.
Good luck, CactiStaccingCrane.
  • Limit on rewards: No limit! More is better!
  • Expires: 6 May 2022, 20 years anniversary of SpaceX
  • Sign-up: Please notify me at my talk page to have special arrangements. If you actually want to get the prize, please notify me in my talk page. I will be your mentor for everything SpaceX-related.

Create new article for Elgi Equipments[edit]

  • Offeror: Nirinsanity (talk)
  • Date offered: 04:15, 22 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Request: Create a new article for Elgi Equipments. There is already a draft at Draft: ELGi Equipments, which however, does not adhere to Wikipedia's guidelines. The draft needs to be edited so that it meets NPOV and other basic Wikipedia guidelines. If more references are required, I can provide that as well.
  • Reward: US $10 via PayPal. Please make sure you have a valid PayPal account.
  • Limit on rewards: None.
  • Expires: 31 October 2021.
  • Sign-up: Please feel free to ping me, leave a message on my talk page, or contact me in any other possible way.

Add content links to Frances Parthenope Verney[edit]

  • Literature Girl: Literaturegirl (talk)
  • October 6, 2021: 18:01, 6 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Request: On the Frances Parthenope Verney article, there is a link to a google archived article "In a Great Town Hospital" in the external links section. Many thank yous to whoever did that. I found that extremely valuable. If possible, I would like to add two more links to that section. The links should lead the reader to other important articles by Parthenope Verney. The articles I would like to see included are "The Miseries of War" and "Class Morality (“Class Morality.” Saint Paul's Magazine 8 (June 1871): 259-268. British Periodicals.") The Wikipedia article on P. Verney references both of these articles. They are equally representative of P. Verney's work with the Great Town Hospital article. Please note the links should lead to the complete text of the article, not bibliographical information.
  • Reward: US $25 via PayPal per link to each entire article, the tireless contributor barnstar, and I will reciprocate by copy editing up to three articles of your choice. Please be sure you understand PayPal before taking this assignment. It can take several days for the payment to "clear." It's almost as bad as mailing a check. If you'd prefer me to mail you a check, please let me know. Please correspond with me on my talk page about this if you would like to know more. Disclosure: I am a Nightingale scholar, and Parthenope is a Nightingale. I am not related to the Nightingales, however.
  • Limit on rewards: As indicated in the reward section of this offer
  • Expires: October 14, 2021
  • Sign-up: checkY done. Stlwart111 23:57, 6 October 2021 (UTC)

Bring three or more delisted featured lists back to featured status[edit]

Bring three or more delisted featured articles back to good article status[edit]

  • Offeror: {{u|Sdkb}}talk
  • Date offered: 07:02, 5 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Request: Improve any three former featured articles back to good article status.
  • Reward: The Good Article Barnstar.
  • Limit on rewards: None
  • Expires: When there are no former featured articles remaining
  • Sign-up: Please ping me here when you begin work, and again once the GANs have succeeded.

Bring Killing of Muawanatul Chasanah to Good Article status[edit]

  • Offeror: Helen(💬📖)
  • Date offered: 01:32, 12 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Request: Bring Killing of Muawanatul Chasanah to Good Article, A-Class, or Featured Article status.
  • Reward: Any appropriate barnstar. I'll hand one out to every editor with a substantial part in promoting the article.
  • Limit on rewards: None
  • Expires: August 11th, 2022.
  • Sign-up: When the article has been promoted, pop me a message me on my talk page.

Proofread Vinoj P. Selvam[edit]

  • Offeror: SVcode(Talk)
  • Date offered: 17:20, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Request: Check if Vinoj P. Selvam is ready to become an article. The draft is here. This is my first article to become an article and I want to make sure if it meets WP:GNG
  • Reward: Any appropriate barnstar.
  • Limit on rewards: None
  • Expires: When you give me the suggestions on my talkpage
  • Sign-up: Leave me a message on my talk page.

Unionization[edit]

  • Offeror: {{u|Sdkb}}talk, on behalf of WikiProject Organized labor
  • Date offered: 21:32, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Request: Convert unionization from a redirect into its own article at least 5000 characters long, and successfully nominate a fun fact from it to WP:DYK.
  • Reward: The Red Link Removal Barnstar.
  • Limit on rewards: None
  • Expires: When unionization is created
  • Sign-up: I'll see on my watchlist when you begin work and probably touch base; let me know with a ping once the DYK appears.

Vital article quality markers[edit]

Bring Chichester to Good Article status[edit]

Bring SCP – Containment Breach to Good Article status[edit]

  • Offeror: Spirit of Eagle (talk)
  • Date offered: 04:03, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Request: Bring SCP – Containment Breach to good article status.
  • Reward: One original barnstar (or any other appropriate barnstar of your choice) to every editor who plays a substantial role in promoting the article.
  • Limit on rewards: N/A
  • Expires: July 15, 2020 (will renew offer as necessary)
  • Sign-up: TuorEladar (talk) 16:48, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Updating Spaceflight -- the Early Days[edit]

Create and bring Arlene Levine to B-class or above[edit]

  • Offeror: Yitz (talk) 00:54, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Date offered: 00:44, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Request: Create article on Arlene Levine and bring it to at least B-Class status or above. Draft page is already existent at Draft:Arlene_Levine.
  • Reward: One (or more) appropriate barnstar of your choice to every editor who plays a substantial role in creating/improving the article.
  • Limit on rewards: N/A
  • Expires: No expiration.
  • Sign-up: Feel free to ping me.
Yitzilitt. I worked on your draft a bit. Draft:Arlene Levine. I uploaded a photo, added paragraph breaks, and moved links down to the references section. Next step is to find and add an additional GNG passing source. I evaluate 2 of the 11 sources in the article as currently passing GNG, need 1 more, see my comment in the article for details. Step after that is for somebody to read through the GNG passing sources and add as much relevant info as possible. Then after that, hit the "Submit the draft for review" button. Hope that helps. –Novem Linguae (talk) 10:03, 4 August 2021 (UTC)

Bring Serengeti National Park to GA status or above[edit]

  • Offeror: TigerScientist Chat > contribs
  • Date offered: 17:54, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Request: Do whatever you need to expand to make it GA status or above. It needs more attention and having someone helping me is very good.
  • Reward: A barnstar relevant to the article to every editor who improves it a lot.
  • Limit on rewards: N/A
  • Expires: Until it is GA status
  • Sign-up: Ping Me and leave a message in my talk page.

Bring Tomodachi Life to Good Article status or above[edit]

  • Offeror: GameTriangle (talk)
  • Date offered: 17:54, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Request: Bring Tomodachi Life to Good Article status or above, whatever it be copy-editing or expanding on other sections.
  • Reward: Video Game Barnstar. Others possibly may be given based on what was done.
  • Limit on Rewards: No limit.
  • Expires: November 25 2021. If it is B-class at expiration, rewards may possibly be given, if enough was done.
  • Sign-up: Add your name here if you want to do it! awesomecat713

Draft:07102010 (Crown the Empire album)[edit]

  • Offeror: Moony483 (talk)
  • Date offered: 18:08, 17 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Request: Help proofread/edit Draft:07102010 (Crown the Empire album) to meet Wikipedia standards.
  • Reward: I am very new to this, so I'm not sure how rewards work. As long as no monetary payment is required, I'm happy to do anything within my reach. I'm also especially willing to help translate articles (EN/ES, either direction) and proofread for grammar/spelling (EN/ES). I can also add archive links to references wherever needed and hunt for new refs.
  • Limit on rewards: Whatever I have time for, I'm a university student, and therefore pretty busy.
  • Expires: Until the article submission is approved or it is otherwise determined that the subject doesn't meet Wikipedia requirements for notability.
  • Sign-up: Please let me know you're joining (either here, on my talk page, or the article talk page). Multiple people can join, there's no limit.

User:Blaze The Wolf/sandbox[edit]

  • Offeror: ― Blaze The WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#0001
  • Date offered: 18:59, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Request: Assist me in finding references for the development section of Slime Rancher (which is in my sandbox) if any exist. If none exist, you can assist with expanding said article wherever you deem fit.
  • Reward: Whatever barnstar I deem fit
  • Limit on rewards: ∞
  • Expires: September 22, 2022
  • Sign-up: Let me know on my talk page if you're interested or reply to this.

Active programming requests[edit]

Use AWB to templatize all U.S. Presidential election county results[edit]

Presidential election results[1]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2020 48.6% 73,186 50.3% 75,802 1.1% 1,714 [2]
2016 45.1% 60,911 51.3% 69,342 3.6% 4,834
2012 46.1% 57,428 52.8% 65,793 1.1% 1,424
2008 46.7% 61,752 52.6% 69,543 0.7% 898
2004 49.6% 65,130 48.9% 64,191 1.5% 1,910
2000 39.5% 48,441 56.7% 69,530 3.8% 4,619
1996 36.0% 40,395 56.2% 63,127 7.8% 8,719
1992 40.7% 49,608 46.6% 56,759 12.7% 15,464
1988 56.8% 63,825 42.4% 47,634 0.8% 842
1984 60.9% 70,020 38.9% 44,687 0.3% 311
1980 56.3% 59,068 33.6% 35,277 10.1% 10,648
1976 51.3% 52,087 47.9% 48,673 0.8% 780
1972 64.3% 64,753 35.5% 35,771 0.2% 196
1968 49.1% 40,880 44.4% 36,948 6.6% 5,479
1964 36.2% 26,187 63.7% 46,173 0.1% 82
1960 54.8% 33,107 45.0% 27,178 0.2% 113
1956 71.0% 34,049 29.0% 13,881
1952 64.4% 27,657 35.1% 15,084 0.5% 212
1948 57.8% 20,661 36.6% 13,066 5.6% 2,001
1944 59.0% 19,471 40.7% 13,437 0.3% 91
1940 56.8% 20,040 42.2% 14,897 1.0% 362
1936 48.6% 15,583 49.5% 15,876 2.0% 631
1932 49.9% 13,963 47.7% 13,347 2.4% 672
1928 60.3% 15,732 37.5% 9,769 2.2% 571
1924 60.9% 11,915 28.8% 5,640 10.3% 2,004
1920 66.1% 11,169 29.9% 5,057 4.0% 671
1916 52.2% 5,041 46.3% 4,469 1.5% 149
1912 24.6% 2,221 46.9% 4,241 28.6% 2,586
1908 52.6% 4,857 42.7% 3,937 4.7% 433
1904 49.0% 4,283 48.6% 4,246 2.4% 213
1900 50.2% 4,187 48.2% 4,021 1.7% 139
1896 57.0% 4,336 39.4% 3,002 3.6% 276
1892 41.0% 2,909 53.4% 3,789 5.6% 395
1888 41.8% 3,013 54.7% 3,939 3.5% 251
1884 40.3% 2,593 57.4% 3,697 2.3% 151



































United States presidential election results for Cook County, Illinois[3][4]
Year Republican / Whig Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 558,269 24.01% 1,725,973 74.22% 41,163 1.77%
2016 453,287 20.79% 1,611,946 73.93% 115,111 5.28%
2012 495,542 24.59% 1,488,537 73.88% 30,740 1.53%
2008 487,736 22.82% 1,629,024 76.21% 20,706 0.97%
2004 597,405 29.15% 1,439,724 70.25% 12,305 0.60%
2000 534,542 28.65% 1,280,547 68.63% 50,818 2.72%
1996 461,557 26.73% 1,153,289 66.79% 111,820 6.48%
1992 605,300 28.20% 1,249,533 58.21% 291,822 13.59%
1988 878,582 43.36% 1,129,973 55.77% 17,589 0.87%
1984 1,055,558 48.40% 1,112,641 51.02% 12,536 0.57%
1980 856,574 39.60% 1,124,584 51.99% 181,939 8.41%
1976 987,498 44.69% 1,180,814 53.44% 41,436 1.88%
1972 1,234,307 53.41% 1,063,268 46.01% 13,462 0.58%
1968 960,493 41.11% 1,181,316 50.56% 194,729 8.33%
1964 895,718 36.82% 1,537,181 63.18% 0 0.00%
1960 1,059,607 43.33% 1,378,343 56.37% 7,319 0.30%
1956 1,293,223 56.80% 977,821 42.95% 5,800 0.25%
1952 1,188,973 50.21% 1,172,454 49.51% 6,512 0.28%
1948 1,015,800 45.23% 1,216,636 54.17% 13,463 0.60%
1944 924,659 41.91% 1,275,367 57.81% 6,165 0.28%
1940 938,454 44.38% 1,168,141 55.24% 8,212 0.39%
1936 701,206 34.90% 1,253,164 62.36% 55,087 2.74%
1932 690,146 41.47% 919,231 55.23% 54,855 3.30%
1928 812,063 52.73% 716,283 46.51% 11,825 0.77%
1924 688,973 61.87% 226,141 20.31% 198,538 17.83%
1920 635,197 71.12% 197,499 22.11% 60,441 6.77%
1916 435,695 51.20% 379,438 44.59% 35,830 4.21%
1912 74,851 17.44% 130,702 30.44% 223,759 52.12%
1908 230,400 55.51% 152,990 36.86% 31,701 7.64%
1904 229,848 58.49% 103,762 26.41% 59,335 15.10%
1900 203,760 50.80% 186,193 46.42% 11,181 2.79%
1896 221,823 58.43% 152,146 40.08% 5,639 1.49%
1892 111,254 42.57% 144,604 55.33% 5,472 2.09%
1844 1,119 35.58% 2,026 64.42% 0 0.00%


Qwerfjkltalk 07:59, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  2. ^ "2020 Presidential Election Results". New York Times. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  3. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org.
  4. ^ "The Popular Vote of the United States, in the Presidential Election of 1844". New York Daily Herald. No. 5270. November 7, 1848. p. 2. Retrieved 2 August 2020 – via Newspapers.com.

Active other requests[edit]

Completing short descriptions for Level-5 Vital Articles[edit]

  • Offeror: {{u|Sdkb}}talk, on behalf of WikiProject short descriptions
  • Date offered: 20:10, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Request: Add a short description to every vital article that lacks one down to level 5 (currently 18,000). See this discussion for info.
  • Reward: The Short Description Barnstar
  • Expires: When there are no level 5 articles without short descriptions remaining
  • Sign-up: Just ping me if you've completed the task, and I'll AGF. If a group wants to take this on together, that's also fine. If that's the case, rewards will be available at the time the task is completed for all participants who contributed at least 250 descriptions.
    @Skdb:, this offer looks like it already expired, but just as a note, I'm still working on this :). Is that okay? EpicPupper (talk) 17:30, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
    @Sdkb: oops, looks like that ping didn't go through. Trying again. EpicPupper (talk) 17:32, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
    EpicPupper, totally! Face-smile.svg {{u|Sdkb}}talk 19:10, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
    If this is still ongoing, I'll sign myself up. pinktoebeans (talk) 20:24, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
    I'm interested in this, but the petscan link above comes back blank. Is there another way to find these? Retswerb (talk) 06:21, 29 October 2021 (UTC)

Creating spoken versions of Level-1 Vital Articles[edit]

Creating spoken version of English language[edit]

  • Offeror: {{u|Sdkb}}talk, on behalf of WikiProject Spoken Wikipedia
  • Date offered: 23:56, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Request: Add a spoken version of English language
  • Reward: The Spoken Barnstar
  • Expires: When a spoken version of the article is created
  • Sign-up: Just ping me if you've completed the task.

Update MRB constant article[edit]

  • Offeror: Marvin Ray Burns (talk)
  • Date offered: 23:03, 4 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Request: See what from Google Scholar and other sources can be added to article.
  • Reward: Barnstar of your choice.
  • Limit on rewards: No limit.
  • Expires: Jan 4, 2022.
  • Sign-up: Person interested in taking on the task. Please mention on MRB constant talk page.

Remove "A" as the first word from short descriptions[edit]

  • Offeror: 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk, FAQ, contribs)
  • Date offered: ~~
  • Request: Remove "A" as the first word from short descriptions, per WP:SHORTDESC.
  • Reward: Your choice of barnstar, and I'll "thank" any random edits that I find interesting.
  • Limit on rewards: None. Pick as many barnstars as you like (within reason)!
  • Expires: When there are less than 50 article short descriptions that start with "a", or all of the rest are within reason.
  • Sign-up: Feel free to ping me here when you start on this task, and another ping when you finish.
    For the sake of the sanity of whoever takes this up: Please use AWB. For anyone not familiar use the search hastemplate:"short description" insource:/short description\|[Aan? /]to generate the list and replace ({{[Ss]hort description\|)[Aa]n? (\w) with $1{{subst:uc:$2}}. This is also a typical example of when JWB with faster saving and better substitution handling in diffs. If you don't have AWB access just ask. The folks at WP:AWBREQ are also always hungry for tasks. --Trialpears (talk) 21:54, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
    @Trialpears This doesn't work when the character after the 'a(n)' is not a number or a letter, such as here. As a side note, thanks for the RegEx! —Qwerfjkltalk 20:35, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
    Qwerfjkl I think you messed up the oldid, but the solution would be expanding the types of characters it capture after a(n). Try replacing \w with a period (.) which should match literally anything instead of just "word characters". I can't guarantee there won't be weird edge cases though. --Trialpears (talk) 20:49, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
    @Trialpears Thanks! (fixed the oldid).Qwerfjkltalk 21:06, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
@EpicPupper: I can take this on with AWB. I'm assuming you want the first word capitalized as well? Yeeno (talk) 🍁 06:35, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
@Yeeno, yes, thanks! I'm a pretty active AWB user myself as well, and with Trialpears' instructions, I'll probably try to take this on myself as well. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk, FAQ, contribs) 16:13, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
@EpicPupper, Trialpears, and Yeeno: Any reason this couldn't be done by an AWB bot? I'd be happy to submit the BFRA if you like, and also remove "The" per WP:SDFORMAT. GoingBatty (talk) 22:48, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
I imagine there are a couple of false positives where it could cause issues. For example "A iPhone model" would be converted to "IPhone model" which wouldn't be great. --Trialpears (talk) 22:55, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
Exactly. I was thinking of a bot, but it would probably have too many false positives. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk, FAQ, contribs) 23:47, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
@EpicPupper: Fair enough. I've added your find/replace rule to my AWB setup, and am making those updates when I visit articles for another reason. Happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 00:08, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
@EpicPupper I'll try this with JWB. —Qwerfjkltalk 21:34, 26 June 2021 (UTC)
I'm doing a few too ... from the back of the search list, it looks like I'm in danger of edit conflicts with Qwerfjkl ☆ Bri (talk) 23:22, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
By my calculations there are about 2,700 left. I got a little burned out but will jump back in to try to finish. Watch out for A capella! ☆ Bri (talk) 23:06, 8 July 2021 (UTC)
There might be 1,500 or so left. All those "a species of fly" are gone now, I think. ☆ Bri (talk) 13:04, 9 July 2021 (UTC)

Note: A useful task, but I would ask anyone tackling it not just to blindly remove "A" or "An". While you're there, also check that the remainder of the description complies with WP:SDFORMAT. In particular, many existing descriptions are far too long and need to be shortened to no more than 40 characters. MichaelMaggs (talk) 07:48, 10 July 2021 (UTC)

@MichaelMaggs I've been using the RegEx:
Replace: (\{\{\s*?[Ss]hort description\s*?\|.*?)[\.| |\. |,]\}\}
With:$1{{
To remove punctuation from the end.
1000 left!Qwerfjkltalk 06:22, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
@Qwerfjkl: I'm curious why you're using \s*? instead of \s* Are you replacing the regex with $1{{ or $1}} Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 02:44, 12 July 2021 (UTC)
Oops, I meant $1}}Qwerfjkltalk 05:35, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

Note: An initial article ("a", "an", or "the") should only be removed from short descriptions that are noun phrases. When an article has a short description formatted as a sentence (Example: Euclid's lemma, "A prime that divides a product divides one of the factors"), the article should not be removed, because it would break the grammar of the sentence. Also, do not convert these sentences into noun phrases by adding useless verbiage ("Lemma that a prime that divides a product divides one of the factors") just to comply with the rule about articles in short descriptions; that would not be an improvement. —David Eppstein (talk) 20:14, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

@EpicPupper Pretty much finished . ―Qwerfjkltalk 19:13, 13 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Qwerfjkl for the ping. I've awarded barnstars to everyone who participated, please let me know if I missed anyone. Cheers! 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk, FAQ, contribs | please use {{ping}} on reply) 21:06, 13 July 2021 (UTC)

🐶 EpicPupper Going to start on it, a few left. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tintinkien (talkcontribs) 13:03, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

@EpicPupper: I will give this a start.--Akrasia25 (talk) 00:36, 9 August 2021 (UTC)
Completed. The list is done. The only ones left are for variations of "A cappella group" which is a group that performs A cappella so we should leave those alone. Good that a bot did not remove those instances of 'a'. (Now I have to go back and revert a few instances. I think it is good to close this task/reward. Any missed?--Akrasia25 (talk) 01:32, 9 August 2021 (UTC)
Looks like this is done, yep. Once again, thanks everyone! I’ll reward barnstars to whoever I didn’t last time. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk, FAQ, contribs) 17:03, 9 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Just to echo MichaelMaggs and David Eppstein. Do not blindly remove articles as an automated tick box exercise. There are many cases when they are needed for accuracy. This should not be treated as a hard rule. SpinningSpark 19:11, 3 September 2021 (UTC)
    • ... and in fact the WP:SDFORMAT guideline says just that "avoid initial articles (A, An, The) except when required for correct grammar and meaning". SpinningSpark 07:06, 4 September 2021 (UTC)

Sign-up @EpicPupper: I would like to sign up for this; ~70 articles is pretty easy and I can finish this quickly. Luxtaythe2nd (talk) 15:24, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

@Luxtaythe2nd This task is finished. The actual number of articles is probably less than 20; the rest are "a cappella" and similar exceptions. ― Qwerfjkltalk 17:57, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

Shorten long short descriptions[edit]

  • Offeror: Luxtay the IInd (talke to mee)
  • Date offered: 15:58, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Request: Clear Category:Articles with long short description (currently ard. 6500 articles)
  • Reward: The Short Description Barnstar
  • Limit on rewards: In the case of possible multiple rewards, any limit set.
  • Expires: When the category is cleared, c. early to mid 2022
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I'll try to make a dent on these. Retswerb (talk) 06:28, 29 October 2021 (UTC)
Having a go at this (although there are definitely some articles still in the category that have already had their descriptions shortened). pinktoebeans (talk) 19:28, 18 December 2021 (UTC)
I'll participate in this. I usually find these long ones annoying, and here's some incentivization. -2pou (talk) 23:13, 18 December 2021 (UTC)
There's definitely something buggy in populating this category. A number seem to correlate to auto-generated short descriptions from certain infoboxes (i.e. the auto SD would be long, but someone overrode/customized it with something short, yet it's still flagged), but others I can't figure out. -2pou (talk) 01:02, 19 December 2021 (UTC)
To help out people finding the same, there are some opened topics regarding this category at Wikipedia talk:Short description#Template incorrectly categorizing when transcluded and Wikipedia talk:Short description#"Category:Articles with long short description" isn't working that indicate this category can't be fully cleared until some additional changes are made (not sure if it'd be on the category end or the transclusion end). To Luxtaythe2nd: Courtesy ping for SA as the offeror. -2pou (talk) 20:19, 20 December 2021 (UTC)
Maybe you could try an (expensive) search like hastemplate:"Short description" insource:/\{\{short description\|[^\}]{100,}/
 ― Qwerfjkltalk 21:03, 20 December 2021 (UTC)
I'm up to trying for this. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 22:57, 12 January 2022 (UTC)

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