Fountain tool

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Fountain tool is one of the tools hosted on Wikimedia Toolforge which can be used to organize edit-a-thons/contests. Historically, it has been mainly used for organizing Wikipedia Asian Month.

See: Wikipedia Asian Month/Fountain tool

Steps and process for different user types[edit]

For Participants[edit]

  1. Go to https://fountain.toolforge.org/
  2. Click on Log-in and select Allow to give OAuth permission to log-in using your Wikimedia account
  3. Select the contest/campaign for which you want to submit the article
  4. Click on “Submit”, enter the article’s title and click “Next”
  5. If you fulfill all the requirements, you will be able to click on “Add” in the bottom right corner and submit the articles
  6. You can login anytime and see how many articles have been submitted by you and others, how many articles have been reviewed and marked by judges.

For Judges[edit]

(Jury members can start reviewing even when the contest is still going on)

  1. Go to https://fountain.toolforge.org/
  2. Click on Log-in and select Allow to give OAuth permission to log-in using your Wikimedia account
  3. Select the contest/campaign for which you are one of the jury members
  4. Click on “Judge” and a random article will open in the tool for you to judge
  5. The top right corner displays the author, number of bytes and words of the article
  6. In the bottom left corner, there are three options; “Yes”, “No” and “comment”. Select the appropriate option based on the contest requirements and article quality and click “Save” to move to the next article.
  7. You can also “Skip” in case you want to revisit this article later or leave it for another jury member.

Additional steps for sending messages/barnstars to the winners[edit]

  1. At the end of the contest, open the contest page in the tool and click “Award” button which is right next to the “Judge” button.
  2. This will display the usernames of the top contributors and an empty box below each of them.
  3. You can write any message in these boxes, end with “~~~~” to sign the message and check the preview to confirm if everything is alright.
  4. click on “Award” to send these messages.

For Organizers[edit]

To request creation of a new contest/edit-a-thon within fountain tool, kindly fill the form that will open once you write the name of the edit-a-thon along with the start month and year.

Open requests[edit]


Completed requests[edit]