[Ceespring-localorganisers] Re: CEE Spring starts next week

Teemeah . teemeah.wikiposta at gmail.com
Fri Mar 17 20:01:15 EET 2017

Hello organisers

I would like to reflect on one of the points. "Our intention was to limit
lists to 10 articles per topic and focus on quality source (English)

I understand this, but we need to realize that enwiki is far from being
stuffed with quality articles on everything, and most such articles have
previously been written on majority of the CEE languages. It is simply
difficult to find quality Englsh articles that have NOT been written on at
least 5 or 6 of the desired languages. If we stuff the article lists with
articles that have been written in most of the languages, what can those
contestants from involved countries choose form, then? We spent long hours
searching through enwiki. It's getting more difficult. Unless we want
people to rework articles that have already been written, but many people
simply don't like that, it's more difficult to rework an already existing
article than start a new one afresh.

Kind regards

2017-03-17 9:59 GMT+01:00 Mārtiņš Bruņenieks <martinsb at gmail.com>:

> Dear local organizers of CEE Spring,
> it will be you that will make the contest a success and it starts already
> next week. However, there are some tasks remaining:
> 1. Article lists need to be finished before the start of contest. Our
> intention was to limit lists to 10 articles per topic and focus on quality
> source (English) articles. While some organizers decided to ignore the
> advice and we will not enforce anything, we still suggest to keep lists
> shorter. We wrote a blog post on how to make these lists better [1].
> 2. If you need a site notice template, there is an example available [2].
> Each Wikipedia will manage their site notices by themselves, there will not
> be a centrally coordinated one like during WLM.
> 3. There will be no requirement to buy books/reference material as prizes.
> These can also be vouchers at websites like Amazon (or your local
> alternative).
> 4. Please finalize local rules before the start of contest, then translate
> to English and post on Meta page [3]. This is not required by March 21, but
> do not postpone it too far.
> 5. There have been some changes in order of thematic country weeks due to
> some countries not participating this year. You may need to update your
> local contest pages [4].
> 6. If you are interested in promoting events from your contest, we can
> give you posting rights to the CEE Spring Facebook page [5].
> --
>  On behalf of CEE Spring international organizers
>  Mārtiņš / User:Papuass
> [1] http://ceespring.eu/blog/2017/03/07/7-tips-that-will-make-
> your-list-for-cee-spring-even-better/
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_
> 2017/Central_Notice
> [3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2017/Rules
> [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2017/Timeline
> [5] https://www.facebook.com/WCEESpring/
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