Archive:Monthly Write-a-Thon/March 3, 2010

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Next month's party

March 3, 2010

Something you absolutely *love*!

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.

The partiers

  • 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...
  • 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)
And the Cognac (brandy) stub is not satisfactory at all -- but that will have to wait. --Peter Schmitt 00:45, 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

Daniel loves context. --Daniel Mietchen 20:47, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

  • 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
Me, too, but only country air. Anthony.Sebastian 16:00, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
Is there a Country and Western song about redox reactions? Howard C. Berkowitz 16:33, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
Didn't Dolly Parton sing a song called "Baby I'm Burnin'", also "Burning to Burned"? Chris Day

Special requests

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)


It's a wrap!

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