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some days without articles[edit]

Hi @Spiritia: ; I missed some days in the project, what is the proposed solutions --Touzrimounir (talk) 09:52, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

The best thing I can advise you is: Keep Calm and Carry On. :) I very much appreciate what you are doing, and I hope you also enjoy it :))))) Spiritia 11:41, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

^^ HSK 88 (talk) 13:16, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Should new Wiktionary definitions be included?[edit]

Dear Vassia,

On my project, Simple English Wikipedia, words that are not on Basic English word lists should be wikilinked, either to a Simple Wikipedia article or to a Simple Wiktionary definition, per project guidelines. For some words, neither exists. So I have also written some new Simple Wiktionary definitions. Should new Wiktionary definitions be included in my contributions to #100wikidays?

благодаря, Msannakoval (talk) 15:46, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

I'm fine with any adaptation of the #100wikidays, but I'd suggest that we list Wiktionary entries in a separate table from the Wikipedian ones :) Spiritia 10:15, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

I agree @-;- HSK 88 (talk) 13:14, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Medical articles[edit]

Hey All. For about a year and a half I have be working to write 3 to 4 paragraph overviews of medical conditions in English. Have nearly 150 with the list being here [Wikipedia:WikiProject_Medicine/Translation_task_force/RTT(Simplified)L] (they are basically the leads of the corresponding En articles).


We are working with a bunch of others to translate these 3 to 4 paragraphs into other languages. We have a bot that has gone through the first 50 to determine which have corresponding articles in other languages see here. This is also were we track our progress.

If anyone is interested in doing some translation as part of their 100wikidays challege we would love to have you join us. This is the number of medical articles at the end of 2013 in different languages [1]. There is still a lot of work to do :-) Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 11:27, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Bulky page. Split?[edit]

Hi @Spiritia: I think the Progress part is getting extremely bulky now with over 2200 entries. The page loads very slowly, and saves very slowly which results in frequent edit conflicts. I think we should split the table and archive the older entries to a subpage. Say, up to 2000. What do you think? Teemeah (talk) 09:21, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Good idea! Please, be brave and do the needful. :) Spiritia 16:05, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Ok, just didn't want to go all partisan you know :) Teemeah (talk) 18:33, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
I elaborated a little bit: Template:100wikidays/archives. :) Spiritia 12:27, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Not progress-reported days[edit]

Hello, everyone! :)

I forgot to log my progress on this page since April, but I did it on my local Wikipedia page. Is it okay for me to log it all here too (as I should have done) all the progress reports from April? Or is it better to keep this page in more or less a chronological list? --AgrisR (talk) 20:57, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

@Spiritia: --AgrisR (talk) 21:10, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Post all your pages on top. No need to renumber whole list. --Papuass (talk) 08:21, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
Actually, lots of people forget about daily logging their contributions. Which is not obligatory, actually. Some people skip it on purpose. Which is, well, still okay :) Spiritia 07:20, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
But yes, @AgrisR:, please do update the master list as well. It helps keep track (and count) of the sum of our efforts, and helps inspire your colleagues! :) Ijon (talk) 01:59, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
BTW, AgrisR is one of the youngest participants in this challenge (still needs 10 days) at the age of 14 (as stated in his userpage). --Papuass (talk) 10:22, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
Applauses for AgrisR! :))))) Spiritia 14:08, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for all the polite comments! Really appreciate it! :) --AgrisR (talk) 14:11, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

"No preparation of articles in advance."?[edit]

What's the point of that criterion? Is the whole idea of this wikichallenge to maximise the disruption of anyone user's IRL activities? Or is it to encourage improvements to Wikipedia? If it's the latter, I see no point in prohibiting necessary research into article subjects in advance. I don't believe badly edited stub articles is beneficial to anyone. Best of wishes.--Paracel63 (talk) 15:36, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

You are free not to accept the challenge, if you find it too challenging. This is a specific format, and only few people start it (and even fewer complete it). Best of wishes to you, too. :) Spiritia 23:31, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
See IAR. I found it rewarding to do it "proper way", by allocating time each day, even if location and social activities limited me. --Papuass (talk) 15:22, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Can I set a start date earlier than today?[edit]

Hi, I have just seen this challenge today, and I think I might complete it eventually. I have in fact the last week already created some new articles every day - can I count them in, or would that be seen as cheating? --Arne (Amjaabc) (talk) 07:31, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Arne, and welcome to our crazy little community :) I think that once you have put your neck on the block (and have the faith that you will be able to make them 100), you should forget about the one or two written in advance, and start from Day 1, today. :) Keep up the good work (on a daily basis, hihi)! Cheers, Spiritia 15:51, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
No worries! I have the first one ready. And even if I wrote one new immediately before signing up, I wrote one more after signing. So everything should be fine. :-) --Arne (Amjaabc) (talk) 17:44, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Finish[edit]

Hello, I finish the 100wikidays today. Must I have to update pages (and how) ?? --Gratus (talk) 22:54, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

  • Yes it is recommended that you list all the articles you have created during your 100wikidays challenge. If you have not listed the articles yet, please go here and add your articles 100wikidays#Progress. Regards. -- Tito Dutta (talk) 08:40, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Ijon[edit]

Is he stripped of the title? --Base (talk) 18:40, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Incidental mistake, fixed today (without noticing your comment). Spiritia 15:12, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Now on French Wikisource[edit]

@Spiritia: as promised earlier, we launched the idea of the 100wikidays on the French Wikisource : s:fr:Wikisource:Scriptorium/Juin_2016#Défi 100 wikijours (thank you Ernest-Mtl \o/).

Cdlt, VIGNERON * discut. 14:35, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Late registration and completion[edit]

Hi. I have just found out about this challenge. I have been creating a minimum of one article a day since the 6th of december 2015, so if I am calculating it correct I actually finished the 15th of March 2016. How do I put my data into the scheme? I have continued creating articles ever since, so I have passed 200 days of new article - is there a round two? Toxophilus (talk) 19:07, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Archive[edit]

Hello. Everytime I have to complete my daily progress I have problems with that because the table has too much weight and I spend a lot of time. Do you think that it would be a goog idea to archive the table? --Millars (talk) 11:18, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Archiving[edit]

Hello all... Some of the 6000's should be archived... It tooked me 15 minutes to add a line today... The table becomes impossible to edit... :) --Ernest-Mtl (talk) 03:24, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

I had the same problem and I decided to archive 500 items. Yes check.svg Done --Millars (talk) 10:08, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Your article got deleted[edit]

Hi Spiritia, I have a hypothetical question. What happens if one or more articles got deleted? Meursault2004 (talk) 07:03, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Never heard of such a case so far, frankly speaking. I guess that the author should at least take into consideration the reasons for deletion and do not allow this happen again. As far as the challenge is concerned, I'd leave it to the personal evaluation of the situation whether new articles are to be written as a replacement, or a request for undeletion and help for their improvement. :) Spiritia 18:24, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
  • On En WP we faced such situation. There the editors just moved on (they did not created any replacement article). -- Tito Dutta (talk) 18:40, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

User Aristo Class[edit]

Hello everyone! I would like to bring to your attention that Aristo Class was able to write 148 articles between the period 9/4/2016 to 10/23/2016 and counting... :P He is a valuable member of the Greek wikipedia and we are all very proud for his achievement ! Since we can ignore all rules regarding the 100 wikidays challenge, I think that he's entitled the recognition for his wonderful work. Thank you :) --Ανώνυμος Βικιπαιδιστής (talk) 22:54, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

how to get on the participant list[edit]

i've been doing this since 2 november but when i try to add myself to the list the preview looks all wrong (i am not very computer literate), i don't want to ruin the table, thanks Coolabahapple (talk) 07:57, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Wikisource[edit]

The Challenge of Wikisource is completed the 23th December. --Girart de Roussillon (talk) 00:05, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Can't edit[edit]

Hi, I would like to participate in this challenge and I started it today, but I can't add myself to the list because it's too slow. Could someone help me, please? --Thejuusoboy (talk) 15:31, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Hello, Thejuusoboy, I think it starts slowing down after about 500 records in the table, but it is being regularly archived by the older victims ;) So, don't hesitate but join at your earliest convenience :) Spiritia 06:35, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Any other challenges available?[edit]

I've been adding articles at the rate of more than one a day for more than five years, but in batches uploaded from time to time (mostly on the last day of each month), rather than one article uploaded on each day (tabulation of the most recent year here). Is any challenge available for that sort of pace? It's possibly not as hectic as a one-a-day-on-every-day commitment, but it's relentless in its own way. IacobusAmor (talk) 20:26, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi, IacobusAmor, very detailed and neatly organized list of versatile contributions, I like it! Please link to it in the Similar initiatives section, so that more people can notice it and get inspired to follow your example :) Spiritia 06:34, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Wikimania 2017 submission[edit]

I made yesterday a submission for a "Birds of a Feather" discussion about 100wikidays and I invite everyone interested to join as an interested attendee and/or coorganizer. Hope that as many of us as possible victims and alumni of the challenge will be able to make it to Montreal this August :) Spiritia 06:30, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

100wikidays/CEE women[edit]

I am happy to announce a sister challenge running from 20 April to 30 May, for all who want to join and write at least 10 articles about the women from Central and Eastern Europe. And, this time, this very time there will be symbolic yet supercool prizes! :) More details here: 100wikidays/CEE women. Spiritia 11:55, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

openbsd-daily[edit]

Similar challenge: https://blog.tintagel.pl/2017/06/09/openbsd-daily.html --Nemo 09:54, 10 June 2017 (UTC)