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*[[User:Louise Valmoria|Louise]] doesn't know how to update the monthly write-a-thon page, but is here and is going to be a party poop until she actually writes something (hopefully, soon). She is, however, contending with an inconvenient illness ([[migraine]] just to start, but it's a bit more than that and may either contribute stubs or wait until later this evening. She is here, though. Also, she wants to put up a great art history photo she took in [[Germany]] about a [[pretzel]] but has no idea if we have an appropriate usage for it :) [[User:Louise Valmoria|Louise Valmoria]] 15:11, 8 January 2008 (CST)
 
*[[User:Louise Valmoria|Louise]] doesn't know how to update the monthly write-a-thon page, but is here and is going to be a party poop until she actually writes something (hopefully, soon). She is, however, contending with an inconvenient illness ([[migraine]] just to start, but it's a bit more than that and may either contribute stubs or wait until later this evening. She is here, though. Also, she wants to put up a great art history photo she took in [[Germany]] about a [[pretzel]] but has no idea if we have an appropriate usage for it :) [[User:Louise Valmoria|Louise Valmoria]] 15:11, 8 January 2008 (CST)
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*[[User:Robert_W_King|Robert]] - Possibly not this time, we'll see.  I have a lot on my [[plate]].
  
 
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What's a Write-a-Thon?

It's a bunch of people getting together on a wiki at a particular time to do a bunch of writing. It's like an online party! Heck no, it is an online party! It's also an excuse for infrequent wikiers to show up and party hardy; to exchange ideas with people we might not "meet" otherwise.

But hey, why not show up in between the write-ins, too!

When?

Write-a-Thons happen the first Wednesday of every month. The next Write-a-Thon is Wednesday, January 9th, 2008. This month's Write-a-Thon was delayed to better accomodate vacationers and partiers! Crystal ksmiletris.png. Save The Date! Put it on your calendar! Set yourself a reminder!

On another note, this is the first Write-A-Thon of 2008! Let's make it a good one!

Any new article you create, and any edit you make to somebody else's Write-a-Thon article during that time period will count, though to be a bona fide partier, you have to write your new articles when it's that day in your part of the world.

Our first Write-a-Thon took place Wednesday, August 1, 2007 and was considered a roaring good time--we had about 30 partiers creating something like 50 articles, and editing lots.

What are the rules?

Rules? This is a party! There are no rules!

Well, OK, maybe there are a couple rules:

  • We'll have a Write-a-Thon the first Wednesday of every month.
  • To participate, you only have to do two things: (1) start a new article (even just a stub will qualify, if not too short - and please remember to include the subpages template!), and (2) make a substantive edit (not just a copyedit) to somebody else's new article. Then you can list your name here as a partier. Until then, sign in as a porch-sitter, party-crasher, or total party poop.
  • Larry Sanger recommends (but does not require!) attention to core articles.

Create an article, already!

Check it out: Start an article!

Now (this time anyway) easier than ever! Stubs are not only permitted they are encouraged!

The Partiers

Keen-as-mustard and jumped the gun

Porch sitters--article creators who didn't edit a new article

  • Louise is party pooper no more, as she has written a brief start on one of her favourite games, SimCity. Soon to come will be an article on her favourite spinoff, SimTower. This month she hopes to chip away at some core articles (SimCity was one of them) but will need to remain a porch sitter until some other new article creators come and join the party.
Also, because Derek said last time that Australians never seem to shout the group, Louise has gone to find some really nice brandy. She does have some 'Waldbeeren'--forest fruit liqueur--and she got it from Austria. Write-a-Thon participants are welcome to share :) Louise Valmoria 15:39, 8 January 2008 (CST)
Thanks to Chris for updating the Write-A-Thon page; Louise is making a mental note to ask him how to do that. She has written a brief stub on elevators, but now has to toddle off to the doctor, and will possibly bring home some hydraulic engineering reference texts when she gets back. Happy writing, everyone.Louise Valmoria 16:41, 8 January 2008 (CST)

Party crashers--contributors who didn't create a new article

Shy Boys

The total party poops

Go ahead, admit it!
  • Louise doesn't know how to update the monthly write-a-thon page, but is here and is going to be a party poop until she actually writes something (hopefully, soon). She is, however, contending with an inconvenient illness (migraine just to start, but it's a bit more than that and may either contribute stubs or wait until later this evening. She is here, though. Also, she wants to put up a great art history photo she took in Germany about a pretzel but has no idea if we have an appropriate usage for it :) Louise Valmoria 15:11, 8 January 2008 (CST)
  • Robert - Possibly not this time, we'll see. I have a lot on my plate.

Questions

You ask--we answer. Ask anything. Keep it clean, now.

It's a wrap!

Previous shindigs

Official libations

  • Inaugural - beer!
  • September - champagne
  • October - we were refurbishing the bar and only had coffee!
  • November - made up for last month with more vodka than was good for us and plenty of rum.
  • December - eggnog and wine

See also