Nepali Wikipedia: Article Improvement Edit-a-thon

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The edit-a-thon is organized with an aim of making contents in Nepali Wikipedia more informative

Wikimedians of Nepal community and Nepali Wikipedia community jointly invites for contribution from interested volunteers and participants in the Article Improvement Edit-a-thon, a competition-cum-volunteering event.

About the event

An edit-a-thon is an event where editors of online communities such as Wikipedia edit or improve a specific topic or type of content.

There are many contents in Nepali Wikipedia which needs update. These includes translated articles, incomplete articles, contents without any sources, contents proposed for deletion and so on. The major aim of this edit-a-thon is to edit and update these contents based on a prescribed format so as to make them informative.

Although there have been practices of content improvement in Nepali Wikipedia, it is however the first instance where an edit-a-thon has been organized for content improvement. The winners of the edit-a-thon will be felicitated with special prizes as well.

The event will begin on Ashoj 1, 2077 (17th Sep, 2020) and end on Ashoj 30, 2077 (16th Oct, 2020). For more details about the event, please visit the विकिपिडिया:लेख सुधार सम्पादनथन webpage.

How to participate?

  • Log in to Nepali Wikipedia and enter you name in the participants page.
  • The participants have to edit the incomplete articles, to-be-translated articles, contents proposed for deletion, contents without any sources and other contents as per the format prescribed
  • Check the criteria for edited contents to be valid
  • Share about the competition on social media
  • Help to publish an article about the event on online news portals or newspapers.

About the organizer

Wikimedians of Nepal user group is a community (proposed non-profit charitable organization) formed with the objectives of support, promote and develop free educational materials (media) in various languages spoken in Nepal including the lingua franca Nepali language. The charity will not have any control over the content of Wikipedia and other Wiki project although it will support Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia and its sister projects as well as other activities to expand the production, distribution and use of open knowledge.

Summary

Event Date: Ashoj 1, 2077 (17th Sep, 2020) to Ashoj 30, 2077 (16th Oct, 2020)

Event Type: Competition-cum-volunteering

For more details about the event, click HERE.

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