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Months of African Cinema Global Edit-a-ThonEdit

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description - The Months of African Cinema Global Edit-a-thon is a contest and edit-a-thon which is dedicated to contributing to articles about the cinema of Africa, Caribbean and the diaspora to Wikipedia in different languages. The first iteration of this contest happened last year and it turned out to be a success. About 600 Wikipedia articles were created in at least 8 languages. There were also contributions to Wikidata and Wikimedia commons, which brought the total number of wikimedia pages created during the contest to over 1,000.

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What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

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Text: "Interested in Africa and Cinema? Join the Months of African Cinema Edit-a-thon"

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Central Notice admin commentsEdit

@Jamie Tubers: Is this still needed? Btw, campaign of two months is too long, campaign should be generally no longer than two weeks. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 17:43, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Hello Martin Urbanec Yes this is still needed. 2 weeks is quite short for a 2-months' contest campaign. However, with the time left, running the campaign from 1st November to 31st November seems like the only choice left. Thank you.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 16:34, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
That's what the usage guidelines say, see CentralNotice/Usage guidelines. CentralNotice should never be the only mean of propagation, there is a lot of things you can do before a CN, like social networks or mailinglists. i'll draft a banner later today or tomorrow. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:34, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
@Jamie Tubers: Drafted at [1]. I would like to request a better logo, ie. with a transparent background. Also, given this is going to be a multilingual banner, please translate via [2] to all languages you want to target. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:00, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
Martin Urbanec I would try to get translations for as many languages as I can. However, we may have to run the banner in English in some other African languages where we may be unable to get a translator. Question; Is the banner to be translated through the draft page that you just linked?--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:44, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, the fact it's a draft doesn't mean anything else than it isn't enabled yet. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 06:48, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
@Jamie Tubers: Hello, I've created a campaign at [3]. However, I'm not going to enable it until you provide a logo with transparent background. I'll add more languages as you add translations. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:16, 28 October 2019 (UTC)
Hello Martin Urbanec, I'd like to know the status of this banner. Has it been enabled, as we are already in November? Everything needed seems to be in place. The logo has been made transparent. I have also added translations for several languages (Yoruba, Hausa, Twi, Kiswahili, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, etc). The other wikis can render in English until I can get translators for them. Some community members would soon translate for Igbo and some South African languages (BTW, should I notify you when other translations are added, or they'd be implemented automatically?). Thank you very much.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 21:57, 3 November 2019 (UTC)
@Jamie Tubers: Hi, I've enabled the campaign for the languages that has a translation. Per the usage guidelines, I'm not going to enable a CN at a language which doesn't have a local translation. Please ping me when new translations are ready, so I can enable the banner for new languages. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:56, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
Hi Martin Urbanec, I have added translations in Xhosa, Zulu, SiSwati and Afrikaans. There is also a translation in Hebrew. Thank you.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 15:13, 5 November 2019 (UTC)