It's the end of the month! I wanted to thank everyone who made any sorts of edits to the wiki over the month; although some made more than others, all contributions were appreciated in keeping the wiki up-to-date and taken care of! The wiki is a product of how much work every user puts into it, and there's been great improvement over the past month. Of course, there's still work to be done! We have two more months, and a lot of Stubs, Incomplete, and Cleanup tags to get rid of. But we're at very good progress a third of the way through!
Still, some people have gone above and beyond, and so here we recognize them. I'll give a little update for all the categories. There's a link to a Google Sheet containing all of the data included in the drive at the end.
Stubs (WINNER: Tesel)
Stubs are difficult, as many of them are events or tournaments that not many people have any expertise in (rather than Incomplete, where only parts of events are missing). However, Tesel was able to make significant additions to the [wiki]Chem Lab/Physical Properties[/wiki] and the Japanese International Team Wiki
, and won the category. There are still many stubs left to be lengthened; for invitational pages, we are mainly looking for more results and general tournament info, and for event pages, we are generally aiming for a size of at least 2,500 bytes. The Ornithology stubs are generally missing pictures and/or descriptions.
Incomplete (WINNER: Kimpossiblee)
Although it took some practice, Kimpossiblee had enough edits that remained, mainly on the [wiki]Severe Storms/Winter Storms[/wiki], to win the category for June. While these edits still require some cleanup, it still counts for the category. Raxu was right behind, with edits from the [wiki]Astronomy/DSOs[/wiki], Game On Wiki
, and Reach for the Stars Wiki
. Antoine_ego, Tesel, Person, Whythelongface, Entomology, Lumosityfan, and Catty6052 also made significant contributions.
Outdated (WINNER: Whythelongface)
There aren't as many Outdated pages as some other tags, but they're very important in that people using the page might be losing out on current information. Whythelongface added a significant amount of information to the Remote Sensing Wiki
to reflect recent changes in the rules, taking them to the top spot in the category. Dragonfruit35 and Catty6052 also excelled in this category, helping with the Mission Possible B Wiki
and Wind Power Wiki
Dead End-Orphaned (WINNER: Tesel)
An important part of the wiki is making sure pages are accessible through links. Dead ends and orphaned pages represent places where the network is weaker. Tesel took this category by adding 9 total links to and from the Japanese International Team Wiki
, which had been one of the most isolated pages on the wiki. Raxu also assisted in this category, adding 7 total links to the [wiki]Ecology/Deciduous Forests[/wiki] and the Ezra Tech Wiki
Cleanup (WINNER: Raxu)
While Panda Weasley's June 6th edit of the Experimental Design Wiki
looks unassuming, it cleaned up a massive 60 lines of the page. However, late in the month, Raxu was able to overcome that very slightly by overhauling the Fermi Questions Wiki
, to the tune of 61 lines, earning themselves a first place in the category after earning two other second places. Dxu46 has also helped to clean up a significant portion of the Experimental Design Wiki
with 52 lines, to go along with large additions of content as well. Catty6052, Dragonfruit35, Markuswso17, Fridaychimp, ScienceOlympian, and Tesel also made important contributions to Cleanup.
A small note here about cleanup pages: for many pages, a big issue is an overuse on first and second-person perspective (i.e., using words like I, me, we, you, your, etc). While we don't require complete formality, or eliminating these words completely, it can serve as a detriment to the overall quality of a page if such words are used too much. Things like formatting, organization, and avoiding walls of text are important, but for some pages, the Cleanup tag refers to the first and second-person words present.
Needs Work (WINNER: Tesel)
It may have become clear to you that some pages need more help, and more info, than others. However, it's also important to address smaller pages that still require assistance. Therefore, total tag removals caused is an important aspect to consider in such a drive. Both Tesel and Raxu excelled in this (and have excelled throughout the month in many different aspects). In the end, Tesel came out on top, with 1 tag removed for the [wiki]Chem Lab/Physical Properties[/wiki], 3.5 tags removed from the Japanese International Team Wiki
, and 1 from the Optics Wiki
. Raxu was slightly more diverse in tags, with one removed from each of the [wiki]Ecology/Deciduous Forests[/wiki], Fermi Questions Wiki
, and Game On Wiki
, and 1.5 from the Ezra Tech Wiki
. Others who contribued to tag removals were Antoine_ego, Catty6052, Dragonfruit35, Kimpossiblee, Lumosityfan, Meachso, ScienceOlympian, Whythelongface, Raleway, and Achillesduo.
Another small note: edits from this month will still be considered for future tag removals. There have been many contributions that have helped other pages, but certain aspects of those pages still need additions or cleanup to fully remove the tag. I am keeping track of all edits from these pages, so once the tag is officially removed, the credit will be assigned to users for that month.
Overall (WINNER: Person)
While this drive focuses on certain pages, we also wanted to encourage edits elsewhere as well. This is where Person excelled, as his edits on the [wiki]Invasive Species List/Terrestrial Plants[/wiki], which does not have an Incomplete tag as it had information under all headings before the drive, still occupied more volume than anything else. Person's overall total for the month was an incredible 56,882 bytes. Other users with over 20,000 were Dxu46 (21,518), mainly on the Experimental Design Wiki
, and Raxu (20,422), on many different wikis. Users over 10,000 included Antoine_ego (16,260), Tesel (12,730), Whythelongface (11,942), and Kimpossiblee (11,859).
Totals may be seen in this spreadsheet
(edits of 0 indicate cleanup happened, but the total net change was negative). If you have any questions about the contents of this sheet, let me know.
Again, many thanks to all who helped in June! Let's hope July and August are both just as productive, if not more! And remember, there are definitely exalted medals up for grabs here.