Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/2009 Content Drive

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Help improve the Academy with our new content drive[edit]

What is The Academy?

  • The Academy was set up to help editors of all levels broaden their range of article-building skills.
  • The content is essentially "how to", providing clear and easy-to-follow introductions and advice.
  • The content has many useful articles for newcomers, but also offers insights and advice about good working practices for those with more experience.
How can you help
  • You can help by contributing essays and articles, describing and explaining how to do various Wikipedian tasks. These can cover anything. Some ideas might include: best practice in creating stubs; how to upload a file; which categories to use; the difference between copyright and plagiarism; basic copy-editing; how to assess an article for B-class.
  • The ideal length is around four to six paragraphs, roughly 350 to 600 words.
  • Don't worry if your article might overlap slightly with others, or offers a slightly different perspective. There is rarely one way to skin a cat!
  • The immediate objective is to get the basic data in place and to expand the range of articles; the articles will inevitably be merged, consolidated or re-organised at a later stage. (This is after all a wiki!)

By way of incentive, and to add an element of friendly competition, we're initiated a contest - from 1 July though 31 October - for editors contributing Academy content. During the contest period, barnstars can be won by anyone who pens an essay for the Academy on an area not yet covered. If you would like to participate, please add a heading for your name in the "Contest" section below and list any articles you create under your name. (Please also mention whether you wish to receive your barnstars as you reach each milestone or altogether at the end of the contest.) The project coordinators will track content as it is added, and polish it as needed. If you have any questions, please raise them here. Thanks in advance for your participation.

Contest[edit]

If you are participating in the academy writing contest list you name below, indicate whether you would like your rewards as you earn then or in one lump sum at the end of the contest, and add any academy pages you create to your section. Coordinators will monitor this section to answer any questions you may have concerning the writing contest.

Awadewit[edit]

Awadewit (talk · contribs)

  1. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Plagiarism and how to avoid it (Awarded on 21 Nov) Maralia (talk) 03:36, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Burningview[edit]

Burningview (talk · contribs)

As I go Burningview (talk) 15:26, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

  1. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Overview (Awarded by Tom)  Roger Davies talk 09:12, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Cam[edit]

Climie.ca (talk · contribs)

I'll take my rewards as I go. Cam (Chat) 03:23, 7 July 2009 (UTC) (Awarded by Tom)  Roger Davies talk 09:19, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

  1. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/How to prepare an A-Class Review

Chamal_N[edit]

Chamal N (talk · contribs)

As I go (assuming my contribution is any use :)), since I probably won't be submitting a lot more. On second thought, lump sum is fine. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 05:35, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

  1. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/In the news nominations
  2. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Writing a good stub (Awarded for both on 21 Nov) Maralia (talk) 03:36, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Farawayman[edit]

Farawayman (talk · contribs)

(Added by me. Rewards at the end, I guess,  Roger Davies talk 09:12, 24 September 2009 (UTC))

  1. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Creating maps (Awarded on 21 Nov) Maralia (talk) 03:36, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Kumioko[edit]

Kumioko (talk · contribs)

Lump up at the end is fine with me.

  1. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Autowikibrowser
  2. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Using scripts and tools
  3. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/My preference gadgets
  4. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/What are bots and what do they do
  5. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Wikignoming (Awarded for 1 article on 21 Nov; "Wikignoming" was written by someone else) Maralia (talk) 03:43, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Patar knight[edit]

Patar knight (talk · contribs)

Lump sum, since it'll probably be easier for you guys. --Patar knight - chat/contributions 17:38, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

  1. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/What to cite
  2. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/When to use sections
  3. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Asking for help
  4. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Wikignoming (Awarded for third place on 21 Nov) Maralia (talk) 04:08, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Shoemaker's Holiday[edit]

Shoemaker's Holiday (talk · contribs)

(Added by me. Rewards at the end, I guess,  Roger Davies talk 09:12, 24 September 2009 (UTC))

  1. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Working with sounds (Awarded 21 Nov) Maralia (talk) 03:54, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Sturmvogel_66[edit]

Sturmvogel_66 (talk · contribs)

  1. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/When to cite
  2. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Using infobox templates (Awarded for both on 21 Nov) Maralia (talk) 03:43, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Time3000[edit]

Time3000 (talk · contribs)

(Added by me. Rewards at the end, I suppose,  Roger Davies talk 01:38, 22 September 2009 (UTC))

  1. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Image restoration (Awarded 21 Nov) Maralia (talk) 03:54, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

TomStar81[edit]

TomStar81 (talk · contribs)

I'll take my rewards in a lump sum at the end.

  1. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Using external links
  2. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Departments of the Military history Project
  3. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Deleting an article
  4. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Writing a good article introduction
  5. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Setting up drives
  6. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Using the A-class review toolbox
  7. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/What do Milhist task forces do?
  8. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/How can I help the project?
  9. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Creating and Maintaining Black Project Articles
  10. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Writing featured articles
  11. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Pop culture and our position on it
  12. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Barnstars, Awards, and Honorable Mentions
  13. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Did You Know requests (Awarded first place on 21 Nov) Maralia (talk) 04:27, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Tony1[edit]

Tony1 (talk · contribs)

  1. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Copy-editing essentials (Awarded 21 Nov) Maralia (talk) 04:27, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

YellowMonkey[edit]

YellowMonkey (talk · contribs)

End

  1. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Working with foreign-language sources
  2. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Working with translations
  3. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Initiating a featured article review
  4. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/The effect of aging sources
  5. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Featured article criteria 1c
  6. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/NPOV images
  7. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Are images important? (not the sole prose contributor)
  8. Maximising public domain government image collections
  9. Working with non-free content images
  10. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Selected anniversaries
  11. Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Academy/Writing a good article (Awarded 2nd place on 21 Nov) Maralia (talk) 04:27, 23 November 2009 (UTC)