<div dir="ltr"><span id="gmail-docs-internal-guid-d4ffd704-db7c-4cc2-bad8-c5b6c08f1d70"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Dear local organizers of CEE Spring,</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">it will be you that will make the contest a success and it starts already next week. However, there are some tasks remaining:</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">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].</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">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.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">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).</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">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.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">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].</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">6. If you are interested in promoting events from your contest, we can give you posting rights to the CEE Spring Facebook page [5].</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">--</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  On behalf of CEE Spring international organizers</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  Mārtiņš / User:Papuass</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">[1] </span><a href="http://ceespring.eu/blog/2017/03/07/7-tips-that-will-make-your-list-for-cee-spring-even-better/" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">http://ceespring.eu/blog/2017/03/07/7-tips-that-will-make-your-list-for-cee-spring-even-better/</span></a></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">[2] </span><a href="https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2017/Central_Notice" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2017/Central_Notice</span></a></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">[3] </span><a href="https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2017/Rules" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2017/Rules</span></a></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">[4] </span><a href="https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2017/Timeline" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2017/Timeline</span></a></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">[5] </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/WCEESpring/" style="text-decoration:none">https://www.facebook.com/WCEESpring/</a></span></p><div><br></div></span>
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