Archive:Monthly Write-a-Thon/March 3, 2010
- 1 Next month's party
- 1.1 March 3, 2010
- 1.2 The partiers
- 1.3 Keen-as-mustard and jumped the gun
- 1.4 Porch sitters--article creators who didn't edit a new article
- 1.5 Party crashers--article contributors who didn't create a new article
- 1.6 Rather late and missed the boat!
- 1.7 The shy ones, absent-minded profs, and other modest creatures
- 1.8 The total party poops
- 1.9 Special requests
- 1.10 Questions
- 1.11 It's a wrap!
- 1.12 Bonus point winners
Next month's party
March 3, 2010
Write-a-Thon starts on
March 2th, 1200 UTC, when it starts being Wednesday in New Zealand, and ends on
March 4th, 1200 UTC, when it finishes being Wednesday in Hawaii.
Write-a-Thon II starts on March 6th, 1200 UTC, when it starts being Sunday in New Zealand, and ends on March 8th, 1200 UTC, when it finishes being Sunday in Hawaii.
- Tom started a page on Usenet. I guess that counts as 'love' although I might be able to do better once I've taken the dog for a walk...
- Derek absolutely loves movies. I'm creating stubs on animation and some of the major Hollywood movie studies such as Warner Brothers and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.(Oh, and the Oscars are coming up) -Derek Hodges 22:03, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
- A surprisingly difficult topic. Did some minor work in the context of brandy -- I don't love Cognac, but I like it and Armagnac, as well. --Peter Schmitt 00:39, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
- Butterscotch and caramel as true loves, with, perhaps, digressions into the food chemistry of the Maillard reaction and caramelization, and even diacetyl, although, with my cold, I am not up to learning molecular drawing software. As Dan Quayle probably didn't say, a waist is a terrible thing to mind. --Howard C. Berkowitz 01:08, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
- Hayford reluctantly concluded that everything he truly loved in life was either illegal, immoral, or fattening (and sometimes all three) and definitely not suited for depiction thereof in a family-friendly environment, so flipped a mental coin and wrote a much longer than expected article about an old-time tennis player named Wilmer Allison -- a pretty good player of the 1930s who is totally, and I mean totally, forgotten today. Then he made a teeny edit to Usenet and a somewhat more substantial one to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Hayford Peirce 01:59, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
- Nick absolutely loves Tetris (so much that he spent nearly three hours creating an animated GIF from scratch!). I'll definitely add more to the article later, but it's late where I am now... Nick Bagnall 19:04, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
Keen-as-mustard and jumped the gun
- Way to go, Daniel! I've put this as the April topic. Now I'll go read your article! Aleta Curry 20:55, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
Porch sitters--article creators who didn't edit a new article
Party crashers--article contributors who didn't create a new article
Rather late and missed the boat!
The shy ones, absent-minded profs, and other modest creatures
It seemed a good day for a bunch of little tweaks, so i tweaked! (Shyly, absent-mindedly and modestly)Roger Lohmann 01:45, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
The total party poops
So far, so little. Possibly I'll get something in before the deadline tonight. Chris Day
- Never got to articles but did fill out the related articles page for oxidation along with a bunch of definitions. I guess I love respiration, it makes me feel alive. :) Chris Day
Not sure it's exactly write-a-thon, but Meg pointed out that an article, then called Russian Liberation Movement, appeared in 2007 and had significant problems. I have renamed it to the more accurate Russian Liberation Army (i.e., there were multiple movements; there was one army under Andrei Vlasov), and really can't salvage anything from the earlier article. By the WaT end, there will be a total replacement, although I will need to get some additional references through interlibrary loan (well, not in the most formal way -- I could spend a couple of weeks in channels, or I could ask my housemate's daughter simply to check it out of her college library).
I wonder how many other either questionably written, or Wikipedia-imported-and-never-improved, articles lurk? Howard C. Berkowitz 20:08, 6 March 2010 (UTC)