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Hello. Will prizes be similar like the previous year? --Artificial123 (talk) 13:07, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi Artificial123! We will update the prizes page today during the day. Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 13:36, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi Eric Luth (WMSE), the page of Prizes indicates in a part: "The prizes will be announced as soon as possible.", could you check this? --Elisardojm (talk) 23:50, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Hi Elisardojm! The meaning of the phrase is that the final result will be announced as soon as possible. Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 10:16, 6 April 2021 (UTC)


Eric Luth (WMSE) I think it wold be usefull to add a disclamer about local policies on recievieng material prises from abroad that depends of country where winner is from. For example, in Russia you can be claimed as "foreign agent" with very harsh consequences. Красныйwanna talk? 11:54, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

@Красный: Thanks for informing! I think this is a very important thing to consider. I would be happy to adjust the wording in a way that would be safe for all participants. Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 12:44, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

A questionEdit

Hello, i want to ask about this point (Creating a new article on Bruna Moura in Swedish: 3,000 bytes, with three sources and internal links = 1 + 1 = 2p.). if i added more than 3,000 bytes, like 6,000. so it should be 1*2= 2p for size or not? -- تالا (talk) 15:22, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi تالا! Adding above 2,000 bytes yield 1 point, no matter how many bytes are added. I hope that makes it clearer! Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 17:57, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

English bonus list finished!Edit

Hello all,

Happy to announce that with the completion of en:Aïda Yazbeck, every bonus article suggested by the OHCHR have been created on the English Wikipedia! Just wanted to share that good news with everyone and also thank the organizers of this project; it seems to be off to a fantastic start this year!

Best wishes, Fritzmann2002 (talk) 17:07, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

Wow! Amazing! A really impressive effort by you, Anon423 and all others. Well done! Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 17:24, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
Spanish and Galician bonus lists finished (with the last added article, Hannah Forster, too!). --Elisardojm (talk) 11:08, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Wonderful news, Elisardojm! Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 14:03, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
@Fritzmann2002, Anon423, and Elisardojm: If you are interested in more names, there is now an additional list of activists within sexual rights and health provided from UNFPA! :) It can be found here! Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 10:18, 6 April 2021 (UTC)

Scoring: related articles?Edit

I was wondering if for the purposes of scoring (seen here at WikiGap Challenge/Participants) articles related to women are counted. The text on the challenge main page, WikiGap Challenge, mentions "articles related to women", though the scoring explanation on /Participants only mentions biographies.

Also, the WikiGapFinder is not working, at least when I visited it just now.--Anon423 (talk) 18:40, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for noticing about the WikiGapFinder. I will check it up with the developers.
Articles related to women are accepted, but biographies are in focus. Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 10:19, 6 April 2021 (UTC)
It's working now! Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 18:16, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Some doubtsEdit

Hello Eric Luth (WMSE)! I have some doubts because I am experiencing this for the first time.

  1. Does it need submission like other contests in fountain page?
  2. Does women related articles include goddesses, divine and mythical women?
  3. What is meant by "bonus article"?
  4. If an article is a candidate for another contest, can it be also a part of this contest if created/expanded/developed within the said time (8th March - 8th May)?
  5. Is the timing really 8th March - 8th May (2 months according to the first heading of the WikiGap Challenge/Background) or 8th March - 8th April (1 month according to the last paragraph of the WikiGap Challenge/Background)?
  6. Does the contest need local organizers, local juries for respective language wikis?
  7. I have two home wikis, Simple English Wikipedia (simple) and Meitei Wikipedia (mni). I signed highlighting both in WikiGap Challenge/Participants. Is it ok?
  8. Is this event related to Feminism and Folklore 2022? Or, are the two events independent from each other?

Haoreima (talk) 04:37, 5 March 2022 (UTC)

Hi Haoreima! Thanks for reaching out. I'll try and reply to all your questions below:
  1. No, it is enough to only list the entries on the participants page!
  2. That's a good question that we haven't had before. I'd say yes.
  3. Bonus articles are articles that are nominated and proposed because they fill critical gaps. They will be listed on the "list" page, linked to from the sidebar.
  4. Yes, that is fine.
  5. Thanks for noticing that there are different dates! The correct timing is 8th March-8th May. We decided to prolong it, because of the many difficulties the world is currently encountering.
  6. No, it doesn't. You can still write in any language you wish.
  7. Yes, it is ok to participant in two languages.
  8. This is independent from Feminism and Folklore 2022, but of course the two challenges share the same objectives.

I hope this answers to your questions! Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 09:18, 7 March 2022 (UTC)

Article sizeEdit

Is article's size taken in consider when counting points by (organisers)? I mean an article with 2000 - 3000 bytes isn't like an article with 4000 bytes and above. Thank you.--Amr F.Nagy (talk) 01:37, 21 March 2022 (UTC)

Hi Amr F.Nagy! This year, we don't take size into consideration as long as the edit has over 2000 bytes. Last year, we played with a quality criteria and the scoring has also changed a bit over the years. But this year, we just kept the scoring very simple. We would gladly get your input on how to create a score system that is not overly complicated but would make the competition even better! Do you have any thoughts on this for us to consider for next year's WikiGap Challenge? Best, Josefine Hellroth Larsson (WMSE) (talk) 13:05, 21 March 2022 (UTC)
Hi Josefine Hellroth Larsson (WMSE), I understand your intention for a simple scoring system, but the effort to write a 12,000-byte article (for example) isn't the same as the effort to write a 2,000-byte article (taking into account the quality standards), but as long as it is the same, the participant may commit to creating/translating a 2000-byte article only. I see that by not counting the size, this (may) be a motivation to write incomplete articles as long as only 2000 bytes are required for one single article, especially if it's translated from the original. A participant who writes an article with the size of 2000 bytes may not know that the infoboxes, discographies, filmographies.. etc are part of this size and later he/she may be surprised after excluding the article because it is less than the required size. And by the way the number of bonus articles is very limited. Best of luck and thank you.--Amr F.Nagy (talk) 17:26, 21 March 2022 (UTC)
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