Grants:IdeaLab/Female stubs

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Female stubs
Create a lot of article stubs about "typically" female issues. And call to female friends, asking them to complete one of the stubs. Try to find fitting stubs for each female author.
amount1250 €
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created on11:48, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

Getting more "female" issues and more female authors for Wikipedia.

What is your solution?[edit]

Stubs motivate people who know more about the issue. They are motivated to complete missing information and to adjust mistakes. Thus another trick: placing mistakes in the stubs knowingly.


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Project plan[edit]


The project manager will search for authors who write the stubs and for female experts who could complete the stubs. She/he will train the female authors in Wikipedia writing. She/he will launch press articles. Translators will translate German articles, f.i., to English and v.v.


  • Project manager: 750 € for three months (May, June, July, 2015)
  • Translators: 500 €

Community engagement[edit]

Must still be planned. There must be a platform for the authors who write the stubs.


A lot of stubs which continue to allure female authors.

Measures of success[edit]

Number of female Wikipedia authors. Number of articles in certain topics.

Project team[edit]

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