Grants:IdeaLab/Meetup Creation Tool

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Meetup Creation Tool
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Another Believer
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created on: 15:44, 1 June 2014

SEE UPDATED PROPOSAL @ Grants:IdeaLab/Meetup Page Creation Tool

Project idea edit

What is the problem you're trying to solve? edit

See User:Another Believer/Meetups.

I spend a significant amount of time categorizing meetup pages at English Wikipedia by year and geographic location. Category:Wikipedia meetups once contained far too many pages and provided no trend indicators (for example, the number of meetups per year or the number of meetups in Hyderabad, India). Curious about the historical number of meetups, I created Category:Wikipedia meetups by year, along with subcategories for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Similarly, I created Category:Wikipedia meetups by country to separate meetup pages based on geographic location. Meetup pages were then sorted into nation subcategories. This is a manual and time-consuming process.

Also, creating a new meetup page is not a user-friendly process, especially for new contributors. Naming conventions and page structure are inconsistent.

What is your solution? edit

Provide a preload template at WP:Meetup that allows users to easily create meetup pages and automatically categorize them appropriately.

This template could include:

  • parameters for year, location (country, state, or city), campaign (e.g. Wiki Loves Libraries, Wiki Loves Monuments, Art+Feminism, Wiki Loves Pride, etc.)
  • sections for structuring the page to include all the important info to include
  • links to helpful resources or best practices for different kinds of events

The template would be accessed via a button on the page for a meetup type or campaign (e.g. WP:Meetup, WP:Wiki Loves Libraries, WP:Wiki Loves Pride), so that each version of the template can be customized with different preloaded text to fit the type of meetup.

Project goals edit

Participants edit

  • I like this idea! We could use some of the structured workflows developed in IdeaLab Idea creation (+IEG etc) as a model for creating a package of preload template, edit-intro instruction template, and the button/input box for people to create each campaign for different kind of events. Siko (WMF) (talk) 16:05, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Currently seeking someone familiar with template implementation. Thanks for your consideration. --Another Believer (talk) 16:15, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

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