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The Challenge
To-Do List


Bacon Challenge 2011
March 2, 2010 - March 1, 2011

The Bacon WikiCup
Bacon WikiCup 2011

The Bacon Challenge 2011 is an international celebration of bacon and bacon alternatives that is open to everyone. The Challenge was kicked off by ChildofMidnight on March 2, 2010 and will conclude in a gluttonous extravaganza of sizzling, smoking hot (and sometimes room temperature), salty, and sometimes saucy bounty on National Pig Day 2011.

The third annual Bacon Challenge event continues the Baconpallooza tradition on Wikipedia with the collaborative creation of bacon articles, bacon DYK noms and illustrious bacon photography. So strip down and get ready to sizzle!!!

Dedicated to The Legendary Sky Attacker
A good friend and colleague who gave his all to the Bacon Challenge until his heart gave out.

The plan[edit]

As much bacon related content as possible. This is open to wide interpretation; restaurants that serve bacon, imitation bacon alternatives, authors writing about bacon, books and notable writings that discuss bacon, bacon oriented artists and artworks, non-food related bacon uses and products, companies involved with bacon, and of course bacon foods are all welcome (it is unclear whether people and places named Bacon qualify, but this event is pretty Ignore All the Rules friendly, so we'll see what happens...).


The really aren't many rules, except for...

  • The focus of this challenge is to create, expand, and improve bacon related material.
  • There are two options for creating articles.
    • New articles and DYK noms may be worked up in sandboxes and held until February 1 when they can be moved to mainspace en masse and put up at a special event DYK section. This allows the nominations and articles to go up all at once for a grand official bacon debut heading into their March 1, 2010 debut.
    • Articles may also be sent live for an immediate bacon rush. There will always be people ready to scoop up any bacon they come across, and when it comes to bacon, it can be hard to wait.

Bacon WikiCup 2011[edit]

The Bacon WikiCup 2011, modeled after the Wikipedia WikiCup, is a side event to the Bacon Challenge 2011 where all bacon-related contributions are recorded and scored in a competition to see who can create and expand the most content. The top contributor will walk away with the Bacon WikiCup 2011 Trophy, and all other participants will earn a spiffy medal.



Users who are participating in the Challenge:

  • Teh wiki needz moar bacon ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 03:54, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Sure, I'm in. LadyofShalott 16:44, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Already added myself, hope that was okay. :)--Once-An-IP (talk) 05:16, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Probably won't actually get around to much. I'm a WikiMercenary, hopping around the wiki looking for stuff to do. Rin tin tin 1996 (talk) 03:56, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Wow, this sure has come a long way since the original...I didn't get much in last time, I hope to be able to contribute more on this run. --kelapstick (talk) 04:02, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
  • I should be making better use of my time... but I'm not. caknuck ° needs to be running more often 06:19, 25 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I give it try. Bacon is awesome. Spongie555 (talk) 03:42, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Will endeavor to contribute some quality content. -- Cirt (talk) 10:02, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Yum. Acather96 (talk) 08:14, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Allrighty, then! I'm in. Geoff Who, me? 20:16, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
  • This sounds like fun. Count me in. SilverserenC 22:48, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Already been uploading photos, planning to help out some more. --Dylan620 (tcr) 00:58, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
  • If it's not too late, I'm in! Worm 09:19, 25 January 2011 (UTC)


Users who are going to sit back, relax, and eat bacon (or not) as they watch the Challenge take place:

  • I like you guys. Sometimes, there's a need to be frivolous, silly and whimsical, even in a serious place like an encyclopedia. Thought you might enjoy this. --La comadreja formerly AFriedman RESEARCH (talk) 19:44, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Hmmmm. Intresting. Special Cases LOOK, A TALK PAGE!!!! 10:07, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
  • I'm not sure by knowledge of pork based products is strong enough to participate, so I'll remain Kosher/Halal for the duration. Good luck! Bennydigital (talk) 16:28, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Potential articles for creation & articles ripe for 5x expansion[edit]

These are existing articles ripe for 5v expansion and ideas for new article subjects that may be notable. Please feel free to add to list!
Also be sure to visit Portal:Bacon/Things you can do for some more ideas!

Bacon related subjects for creation[edit]



Bacon makers, distributors and companies[edit]
  • I found reviews on and chowhound - not sure if either of those would pass muster (mustard?) though as RS. LadyofShalott 06:10, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Bacon related article subjects needing adoption[edit]

Articles under construction and held for the National Pig Day debut[edit]

Articles that meet the 1,500 or 5x expansion criteria[edit]


Make sure the # for the hook matches the # in the completed articles section

  1. ... that

See also[edit]

Other ways to celebrate National Pig Day at