Wikipedia Asian Month/Fountain tool

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Fountain tool is one of the tools hosted on Wikimedia Toolforge which can be used to organize edit-a-thons / contests. Historically, it has been mainly used for organizing Wikipedia Asian Month. The tool developer is Ле Лой. This page is a tutorial for the Fountain tool:

Create an edit-a-thonEdit


  • Click "Create new" bottom, enter "New Editathon" page。

  • Click the "General" tab of "New Editathon" pages, fill in "Title" (ie. Asian Month 2020 in XXX Wikipedia), "Code" (ie. asian-month-xx-2020), "Project" (ie. en, fr, .etc ), and "Description" sections.
  • "Start Date" must be "11/01/2020 12:00:00 AM", and the "Finish Date" should be "11/30/2020 11:59:59 PM"
  • Select "Consensual Vote" option, then click "Next" bottom.

  • On the "Rules" tab of "New Editathon" page, click "Add Rule" bottom and add item "Article Size".
  • Please add "at least 3000 bytes", then click or to add "at least 300 words" in the "Article Size" item.
  • Click "Add Rule" bottom again and add "Article Creation Date". Please make sure the dates are: "not before 11/01/2020 12:00:00 AM" and "not after 11/30/2020 11:59:59 PM".
  • You can click any user's article in the preview section to identify the rules mentioned above can work or not. If there is no problem please click "Next" bottom to the next page.

  • On the "Marks" tab of "New Editathon" page, adjust the items you need to adjust (In most cases, there is no adjustment needed on Wikipedia-Asain-Month-related events in this section). If there is no problem please click "Next" bottom to the next page.

  • On the "Template" tab of "New Editation" page, you can choose to add the template to articles for the event or not. (It depends on the decisions your communities made, Wikipedia Asian Month doesn't ask organizers and participants to add templates on their articles). If there is no problem please click "Next" bottom to the next page.

  • On the "Jury" tab of "New Editathon" page, edit-a-thon creator will be added to the organizer list automatically. You can click "Add" to add new organizers to the list, if you click "X" then you can remove them from organizer list.
  • Based on the Wikipedia Asian Month's regulation, the "Minimum number of marks per article" should be set as 1.
  • If you didn't face any problem in the processes we mentioned above, click the "Create" bottom to send out the application of new editaton.
    • If you want to modify the previous sections you can click "Back" to return to previous pages.
    • If you are the admins and you create the edit-a-thon on the Wiki-projects you belong, the application will be approved automatically.
    • If you are the users and you create the edit-a-thon for the Wiki-projects, please inform the admins of the Wiki-projects to approve it.

Admin approval processEdit

  • To approve an edit-a-thon, you must have an admin flag in the corresponding language Wiki-project.
  • Go to https://fountain.toolforge.org/. Click on "Log-in" and select "Allow" to give OAuth permission to log-in via your Wiki account.

  • Click their name at the top of the page, then go to your "Personal Cabinet" page.

  • Select "Approval" tab, select the edit-a-thon you want to approve.
  • Click on "Approve" to approve the editahon.

Change settingsEdit

  • To change settings about edit-a-thon, you must have an admin flag in the corresponding language Wiki-project.
  • Go to https://fountain.toolforge.org/. Click on "Log-in" and select "Allow" to give OAuth permission to log-in via your Wiki account.
  • Select the edit-a-thon page for which you want to edit.

  • Adding "/config" at the end of the URL.

  • Now, you can click "General", "Rules", "Marks", "Template", "Jury" tab to edit the edit-a-thon. (Like create an edit-a-thon)
  • If you didn't face any problem in the processes we mentioned above, click the "Save" bottom to send out the new settings of edit-a-ton.

Submit ArticlesEdit

  • Go to https://fountain.toolforge.org/. Click on "Log-in" and select "Allow" to give OAuth permission to log-in via your Wiki account.
  • Select the contest / campaign / edit-a-thon for which you want to submit the article.
  • Click on "Submit".

  • Enter the article's title and click "Next".

  • If you fulfill all the requirements, you will be able to click on "Add" in the bottom right corner and submit the articles.
  • If you don't fulfill all the requirements, you only could click on "Back" in the bottom right corner.

  • You can login anytime and see how many articles have been submitted by you and others, how many articles have been reviewed and marked by judges.

Judge ArticlesEdit

  • Jury members can start reviewing even when the contest is still going on.
  • Go to https://fountain.toolforge.org/. Click on "Log-in" and select "Allow" to give OAuth permission to log-in using your Wikimedia account.
  • Select the contest / campaign / edit-a-thon for which you are one of the jury members.
  • Click on "Judge" and a random article will open in the tool for you to judge.

  • The top right corner displays the author, number of bytes and words of the article, and article creation date.

  • In the bottom left corner, there are three options; "Yes", "No" and "comment". Select the appropriate option based on the contest requirements and article quality and click "Save" to move to the next article.
  • You can also "Skip" in case you want to revisit this article later or leave it for another jury member.

VideosEdit