On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 9:02 AM, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I cant believe this
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women_
> in_Red/The_World_Contest
> has
> got WMF funding, the idea of trying to create 100,000 stub articles on
> english wikipedia without any thought to how it'll impact on the
> community.
> I find it ironic that a competition is being funded to encourage current
> contributors to do what we wont accept from new editors.  If a new editor
> was to create an article it wouldnt pass through the Articles for Creation
> process because its half the size of the minimum set there. Many of the
> competition articles will just get tagged CSD - A1, A7, A9 even G2
> While there is a nice bot that will count the size of the prose, there is
> no automated process for checking copyright violations, checking for
> notability and most importantly checking for BLP with the aim of 100,000
> the community will years to clean up the mess that is about to be created.
> ​we are 15 days from this disaster commencing​

​Here's another unsolicited thought:

Instead of complaining and writing seemingly sexist screeds about attempts
to broaden the breadth of knowledge within Wikipedia, why don't you help?

I'm sure copyediting, referencing, infoboxes, and all the other general
wiki work will need some assistance.​ You have years of experience editing
the wikis. Seems like a win/win.



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