From 1 November to 30 November, 2016, we encourage participants to improve the encyclopedia's coverage on Asian subjects, with an emphasis on those related to Asian women. This can be anything from Asian women's biographies, to their work, or women-related issues in Asia (see Wikipedia Asian Month Rules). Participants who create four articles in accordance with the rules will receive a special Asian Women Month barnstar.
Although this global edit-a-thon is virtual, we as Wikiwomen in Bangalore, India are excited to hold an offline event on 27 November, 2016 to mark a great end for the initiative. Wikipedians of all levels are eligible to join (even if you had never edited before) - all you need is a registered username. Both male and female Wikipedians are welcomed. Food and refreshment will be provided. Come join us for a fun day of editing, sharing thoughts, and great vibes!
Participants must have a registered Wikipedia account to participate
The Wikipedia Asian Month (and the Asian Women Month) focuses on "creating new articles" (rather than expanding stubs)
Creating new articles by translating an existing article in another language is allowed, but must not be purely machine translated
Participants editing in an non-English/Asian language Wikipedia cannot write about topics of the country where the language is spoken primarily. (Ex. If you are editing in Kannada Wikipedia, you cannot write India-related article for the Wikipedia Asian Month)
Participants editing in English Wikipedia can create pages on topics of any Asian countries
Articles should not be a list
Participants whose contribution fulfils the following criteria will receive a WAM postcard
At least four articles created
Each article should be at least 3,000 bytes and at least 300 words in length (exclude Infobox, template etc.)
Participants are free to leave at any point of the event
Please do not hesitate to inform the organizers for any enquiries or discomfort
Organizers and all attendees are required to notify and obtain consent from other participants before taking pictures, videos, or audio records.
For research purpose, there may be a small survey at the end of the event which will be completely voluntary and anonymous.
We aim to provide a positive space for all and would not tolerate any harassment or discrimination in any forms. We strongly encourage all participants to abide by the civility rules of Wikipedia both online and offline.