WikiGap Challenge/2020/Log

Contest log Edit

8 March: The Challenge is officially opened! We – the organizers – wish you the best of luck! You may now start! Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 23:24, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

9 March: Wow, what a start! Only one day into the challenge, and already, 37 participants have signed up! Participants have actively worked to improve the visibility of women in Tuvan, Bikol, Ukrainian and Central Kurdish, just to name a few languages. The first articles among the bonus articles have also been created: Nux has made sure that Polish readers can learn about Naziha al-Dulaimi, and Armineaghayan about Miriam Rodriques Martinez in Armenian. Keep up the good work! Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 09:12, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

11 March: The morning of the third day of the challenge, and we're already over 50 participants! M-Mustapha, Kushared and Filipinayzd are currently in the lead, but many others are working hard and we still have four weeks to go! Keep on the good work! One point of clarification: All points are cumulative, except the bonus points. So any other point is doubled if you improve one of the bonus point articles! By the way: why not ask a (wiki)-friend to join? The more the merrier :) Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 09:39, 11 March 2020 (UTC)

12 March: Looking at day four and 54 strong contestants have signed up for the challenge! Thanks to all of you, we have articles edited in the following languages: Bikol, Cebuano, Tagalog, Waray, Ilokano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, English, Hausa, Ukrainian, Central Kurdish, Tyvan, Polish, Malayalam, French, Russian, Português, Arabic, Santali, Greek, Armenian, Deutsch and Bahasa Melayu. How cool is that!? And do you know anyone speaking another language? Please invite them to edit so we can update this list! Josefine Hellroth Larsson (WMSE) (talk) 14:58, 12 March 2020 (UTC)

13 March: It's Friyay! What better way to celebrate this than to create some items on women? I hope you have set aside time this weekend to catch up on the podium three right now. At the very top Filipinayzd who is new at that position. Runner up Kushared and on third place M-Mustapha! Who will pick up the gauntlet? Well see, come Monday! Josefine Hellroth Larsson (WMSE) (talk) 14:46, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

16 March: New week, new possibilities! We welcome all of you ten participants that joined during the weekend, ready to close the gender gap. Today, we give some special cheers to Gnoeee, currently the one entering the largest number of WikiData objects! I hope all of you others also take the chance to try out editing there as well. :) Josefine Hellroth Larsson (WMSE) (talk) 10:50, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

19 March: The challenge goes on, what an amazing contribution of women to the different Wikimedia platforms! Have you taken some time to read the articles someone else has created? I just learnt about the destiny of Dalal Khario through the post contributed by Kushared, about Liubov Ilyushechkina through the work of DariaPolonia and about Anita Killi by ShiminUfesoj. Thank you! Josefine Hellroth Larsson (WMSE) (talk) 14:03, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

20 March: Today, we welcome our latest challenge participants, براء and Kokodyl, of which the latter has already contributed with translations of two featured articles. Don't forget to invite more participants, sure we can beat last year's 87!? Josefine Hellroth Larsson (WMSE) (talk) 14:03, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

23 March: Half way through the challenge! And we are so happy to have 71 strong contestants so far, contributing with no less than 1 399 edited articles and added Wikidata objects. Amazing! I hope we can work together to double both the number of participants and entries the last two weeks! Josefine Hellroth Larsson (WMSE) (talk) 15:12, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

25 March: 74 participants now, welcome y'all! Today, we celebrate the fact that every contribution counts! From the 1,5 points by Gamaliel to the 2700,5 points by new leader Balu1967. We're in this together! Josefine Hellroth Larsson (WMSE) (talk) 15:07, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

27 March: Going into the weekend with Filipinayzd back in the lead, runner up Balu1967 and on third place Kushared. It's a tight race at the top, will this change again during the week-end? Looking forward to seeing this on Monday. Have a lovely weekend, wherever you are. Stay safe! Josefine Hellroth Larsson (WMSE) (talk) 12:13, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

30 March: The battle is real! Balu1967 had the lead this morning, but now Filipinayzd is back on the throne. Looking forward to seeing where this is going. Today, we also have an update concerning the first prize of the challenge: The winner will receive the opportunity to participate in events in Geneva, Switzerland, organized by UN Human Rights. The precise time and occasion of the events will be announced later and depend on the evolving situation of the global COVID-19 pandemic, as we want to protect the safety and wellbeing of the winner and others. Good luck to all contestants! Josefine Hellroth Larsson (WMSE) (talk) 14:45, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

2 April: Wow, those numbers are adding up! We have 79 participants right now, glad to see people are still joining! Welcome all of you five that has participated last week. And congrats to Balu1967 who is at the top right now! We have two participants over 5000 points which is amazing, and together we have so many edited articles. Looking forward to counting them all in just under a week. Josefine Hellroth Larsson (WMSE) (talk) 13:46, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

3 April: This friday we calculate ten strong participants over 1 000 points! We have , Качуровська, ShiminUfesoj, M-Mustapha, Armineaghayan, lxlalexlxl, Sunday Tonics, Андрій Гриценко, Kushared, Filipinayzd and Balu1967. How many more will we have this coming Monday? Stay safe and take care! Josefine Hellroth Larsson (WMSE) (talk) 13:19, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

6 April: Only two days left of the competition now, and Balu1967 has used this weekend to extend the lead. Will we have someone closing the point gap before the WikiGap Challenge is over? Exciting times ahead! Josefine Hellroth Larsson (WMSE) (talk) 14:54, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

7 April: Next to last day of the challenge and the heat is rising! Filipinayzd is in pole position with about 30 hours left to go. New to the podium is Brazal.dang as a runner up. There are also a few users with no registered points yet, but you still have some time left to edit. Keep on fighting! Josefine Hellroth Larsson (WMSE) (talk) 14:58, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

8 April: Wow, can't believe it's been a month already! During these final few hours, I hope you will all enter all of your statistics so that we can see all of the amazing impact you've made during the challenge. Tomorrow, we will close the challenge and share some of the statistics of what we have achieved. The winner will be announced next week, when we have had time to make all of the conclusions. Good luck, you have until midnight! Josefine Hellroth Larsson (WMSE) (talk) 14:34, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

9 April:

Hi all! We are passed 8 April, and the Challenge is officially closed. Thank you all for your work, impressive in terms of both quality and quantity. We will spend some days going through the articles and poins and analyzing the outcome. We expect to announce the winner mid-week next week.

We have noted that several users have systematically translated articles very heavy on tables, at some points without translating the content in the tables. We believe that this can potentially contradict the final rule saying: "Please note that the aim is to improve Wikipedia with high quality articles, so any content of low quality that has been added will lose points." This will be a part of our analysis, and we will come back with an answer as to how we handle these articles. Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 11:11, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

14 April: The organizers of WikiGap Challenge have gone through some of the top participants' results. In some cases, the tables are not translated but contain English wording. In other cases, the entire article is a table. While it may be of educational value in some cases, we find the practice to be in violation of the following rule: "Please note that the aim is to improve Wikipedia with high quality articles, so any content of low quality that has been added will lose points."

The organizers will go through the articles of the top scorers, and analyze the content. In cases where articles only consist of tables that are left untranslated, all points will be deducted from the score. In cases where tables are of low educational value, only the prose text will be counted. This will require some extra work for the organizing team, and we ask all participants to have patience, before we announce the final results. Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 11:57, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

12 May: The winners have been announced! Check the results page! Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 07:09, 12 May 2020 (UTC)