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Stub contest | Oct-Nov-Dec 2019

October: STEM Fashion Geofocus: Landlocked countries

Stub contest (starting) Global initiative (continuing): #1day1woman Global initiative (continuing): Focus on Suffrage

September: Law Military history Writers Geofocus: Defunct countries

See also: Future events

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Hello! and welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR), whose objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's biographies and women's works, broadly construed. Did you know that, according to WHGI, only 18.07% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women? Not impressed? Content gender gap is a form of systemic bias, and this is what WiR addresses. We invite you to participate, whenever you like, in whatever way suits you and your schedule.
Women in Red warmly welcomes you!
Online event
1 October - 31 December 2019
Use social media to promote our work!
FacebookWiki Women in Red
Twitter@wikiwomeninred
PinterestOctober 2019 editathons
Hashtag#wikiwomeninred
Add to articles
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  • Authority control should be included at the foot of every biography: {{Authority control}}. It will remain hidden until relevant identifiers have been added to Wikidata.
  • Choose applicable Categories including relevant subcategories of Category:Women.
  • If applicable, add a stub template at the foot of an article:{{stub}}.
Add to article talk pages
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  • {{WikiProject Biography| }} or {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.
  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-140}}

From October to December 2019, we are holding a three-month contest on stubs relating to women's biographies. The prizes will be virtual, mainly in the form of recognition of the top three participants in each section for each of the three months. There are two sections, one dealing principally with quantity, the other addressing quality.

  • The first covers the creation of new stubs which should run to at least 160 words or 1,000 characters of running text (excluding references and headings) and should have at least two reliable references.
  • The second is aimed at enhancing articles classified as stubs. They should reach at least "start" quality (i.e. 250 words or 1,500 characters of running text). Please carefully check the prose size, for example by using Xtools article info and looking for the number of words under "Prose". ORES turns out not to be reliable as it includes references in assessing Start class.

In order to participate, contributors must be members of Women in Red. Anyone can register as a member by using the box on the main WiR page.

Please note that if you have created a new stub in the first section, you cannot use it yourself during the same month as the basis of a destubbed article in the second section. Other users may however enhance the new stubs created in the first section. Participants can enhance their own stubs the month following their creation (for example those created as stubs in October can be enhanced to start class in November).

You can use this article's talk page if you need assistance or wish to comment on the contest.

The main goals of the event are:

  • to contribute to qualitative and quantitative improvements in women's biographies on the English Wikipedia;
  • to encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating biographies of some of the world's most prominent women;
  • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action on a specific area;
  • to support Wikipedia in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works;
  • to promote the new/improved articles and images through social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter).

What else?

  • Below, you'll see a section where you can list the articles you create this month, and another section where you can add the images you have uploaded to Commons.
  • This essay on creating women's biographies and our Ten Simple Rules might be helpful to newer editors.
  • If you tweet about any of the articles, or upload any of the images to Pinterest, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.

Redlists (lists of redlinked articles to be created)[edit]

Red-link lists on women from a wide variety of fields and countries can be found in our redlist index. Many of the links from the Wikidata (WD) lists point to stubs in other language versions of Wikipedia. The contest is open to writing or expanding biographies of women from anywhere in the world, whatever their occupation. The only requirement is that they should be sufficiently notable for inclusion.

Participants[edit]

Outcomes (articles)[edit]

Promote our work[edit]

Key:

  • Add FB after the article if you mention it on Facebook
  • Add PIN after the article if you pin the image on Pinterest
  • Add TW after the article if you tweet it on Twitter

Newly-created stubs which meet contest rules: October[edit]

Please list in the order created (i.e. the oldest at the top). Participants should then list further articles immediately below the first article they create. This will help to establish the number of articles created by each participant. The sequence should be:

  • {{flagicon|country}} [[article title]] new stub by ~~~~, the four tildes representing user name and date created.
Remember stubs need to have a running text or readable prose size of 160 words or 1,000 characters. Some of the articles listed are too short. You can check the length of any article by using Xtools article info and looking under "Prose" for characters and words. (Please do not use this tool to check more than two or three articles at a time or you will overload the system.)

Destubbed articles which meet the contest rules: October[edit]

Please list in the order enhanced (i.e. the oldest at the top). Participants should then list further articles immediately below the first article they have destubbed. This will help to establish the number of articles created by each participant. The sequence should be:

  • {{flagicon|country}} [[article title]] destubbed article by ~~~~, the four tildes representing user name and date created.

Newly-created stubs which do not meet contest rules: October[edit]

If you create a stub which does not meet the contest rules (e.g. too short), you are welcome to list it here. Please list in the order created (i.e. the oldest at the top).

Did You Know features[edit]

Destubbed articles featured in the Did you know... column of the Wikipedia Main page

  • Add here – most recent at the top with date of publication

Outcomes (media)[edit]

Add here – most recent at the top

Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]