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Where can we post articles written by us?--TonJ (talk) 11:24, 9 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

You can add your articles at Wiki Loves the Olympics 2018/Participants/list. Here an example of the last edition in 2016: Wiki Loves the Olympics/Participants. Thank you for your interest. --Millars (talk) 12:47, 9 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Add a new sports person's name[edit]

Please add Jagdish Singh from India participating in Men's 15km freestyle.-- Abha Pradhan (talk) |Contribs) 13:04, 9 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hello. This edition is focused on Winter Games. There is no official list of articles for the contest. Every item (persona, venue, event, etc.) related to Winter Olympic and Paralimpic Games is fine. --Millars (talk) 13:33, 9 February 2018 (UTC)Reply


I announced to Arabic Wikipedia community about this contest. I'll translate the interface --Alaa :)..! 21:54, 9 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Translated --Alaa :)..! 22:20, 9 February 2018 (UTC)Reply
Thank you very much! --Millars (talk) 23:08, 9 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Olympic symbols - article[edit]

Hi. I created an article about the Olympic symbols on Ukrainian Wikipedia, it mentions the Winter Olympic Games, but it is not directly connected with them. Is it possible to write articles like this? Or should the articles be linked directly to the Winter Olympic Games? Thank you in advance for your reply.WayDong (talk) 1:52, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Articles for general Olympic issues are allowed. For example, a Olympic Federation could be possible also. But articles clearly connected to Summer Olympics and nothing to do with Winter Olympics not. --Millars (talk) 00:06, 10 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Free photos source[edit]

There were some good sources at the Rio Games that provided photos we could use in articles, but I have not seen that yet for these Olympics. Have you all noticed any sources that are publishing photos under a license we can use? Kees08 (talk) 20:26, 11 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

It's a good question, but I don't know the answer. --Millars (talk) 23:34, 11 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Translation to Hindi Wikipedia[edit]

I've completed the translation to Hindi and spread the word.-- Shypoetess (talk) 00:26, 13 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Thank you so much! --Millars (talk) 00:50, 13 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Conflict around scoring[edit]

Hi @Millars and Vanbasten 23:. We have a conflict around scoring system of Wiki Loves the Olympics in the Ukrainian Wikipedia. The issue concerns articles about individual events like uk:Ковзанярський спорт на зимових Олімпійських іграх 2018 — 3000 метрів (жінки). A real situation that happened is the following:

  • User A creates a stub before the event. The stub is 2 KB long and has very basic information like infobox, date, time, venue, competition and distance. The user would get +3 points (1 new and 2 KB), he participates in the contest but is not that motivated to win, and has not enough time to add live results.
  • User B adds an empty results table. The table is long, the user would get 4 points (4 KB) for a very small effort. The user does not participate in the contest.
  • User C wants to add results. The total article (infobox + introduction + completed results table) would be 12 KB long. It is clear his works is the most time-consuming among the three. If the article were new, he would have received +13 points (1 new and 12 KB). However, a stub with an empty table already exists, thus he receives only 6 points (+6 KB). He is very interested in the contest and wants to win, and has a lot of time to add live results.

The problem is that user C is not willing to add results to the existing article because he would get less than a half of points he would have received for a new one (6 instead of 13). Because of this there is a conflict between users A and C: C insists on deletion of stubs without results (to get more points), while A insists that stubs do not violate rules as, well, they are stubs. The conflict became really heated within the last two days and split the community between "stubs are good/delete the stubs" and "contests are good/ban this contest" (I think people with such views exist in all communities). What are your thoughts about it? — NickK (talk) 14:13, 15 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hi NickK and thanks for your time. I usually participate in several competitions during a year, sometimes I win, and sometimes I do not. But I always have one thing clear. If I am going to win, I have to find articles that provide me many points and, of course, contribute to the project. If you want to add points, you have a million options, articles, references and tables to include. I think he has to look strategies and not problems with other users. The user A does his job well, because if nobody came behind, at least there is something in the article. These contests are trying to motivate users who do not have a specific theme to edit, I think that they are important at a certain time like the current one, because readers will search those articles. The prizes are secondary, but if someone is very motivated, he has to be as productive as possible. Surely the first ones in the tournament will be those that have included articles with many tables, because these increase the code a lot... --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 15:11, 15 February 2018 (UTC)Reply
One of solutions would be to use tool like Fountian which counts only contributions to text body and skips tables, references, infoboxes (not that these are not important). --Papuass (talk) 15:31, 15 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

I'm very sorry for the delay, but a lot of work and personal issues did not allow me to answer. I'll do it tomorrow. --Millars (talk) 00:17, 27 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Points and articles[edit]

I want to say that the organizers will check the points at the end of the contest. In addition, remember that the contest is for Wikipedia articles about Winter Olympics and Paralympics (Wikidata items are welcome, but don't provide points, and the same for Summer Olympics). --Millars (talk) 00:17, 27 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Summer Paralympics and some other things[edit]

Hello. It's my first Wiki Competition, so I have a lot of questions: 1) In the rules, there is information, that this contest is for Wikipedia articles about Winter Olympics and Paralympics, but I did't understand: is it just about winter Paralympics or articles about summer Paralympics also can be counted? 2) Can I count points, if I wrote about some general topics, that connect with winter Oplympics just partly, like "National Biathlon Team of Ukraine" or "National Olympic Committee of Ukraine"/ "relay race (biathlon)"? 3) If the article about Topic A is very short, almost incorrect, complecated, is it better to write new one with this topic or just change info? 4) If I wrote some new information about Paralympics sportsman, but it's smaller than 1000 symbols, should I count it like 2 points, or not? I will be grateful to read the anwers soon. (talk) 21:40, 12 March 2018 (UTC)Rina.slReply

Hello. Welcome and enjoy the contest. I'll answer you your questions:
  1. When I wrote "Wikipedia articles about Winter Olympics and Paralympics" I meaned Winter for both kind of competition. How should I write it to put it clearer?
  2. Yes
  3. There should be olny an article per topic. So it is better to fix and complete the information. One option is to write from zero, and then merge the content.
  4. Yes
Thanks to you for participating and sorry for the delay --Millars (talk) 09:20, 14 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

Youth Olympic Games[edit]

Hello everyone ! Can we participate with articles about the winter YOG ? Thanks. VateGV (talk) 14:55, 17 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

I'm sorry because I did not see your question. I think you asked about Youth Olympic Games? We did not consider that in this edition. But we are open to change and improve things for a maybe future edition. --Millars (talk) 21:34, 3 April 2018 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for your reply. VateGV (talk) 21:29, 4 April 2018 (UTC)Reply


Hello. I enjoyed this competition very much. I'm interested in one question: will you publish a kind of results or statistics of this competition? (talk)

We are checking all articles and points. We are very happy because there are a lot of articles, but this means also a lot of work. We'll try to have them by April 15. --Millars (talk) 21:33, 3 April 2018 (UTC)Reply
The results (points) are here Talk:Wiki Loves the Olympics 2018/Prizes. Congratulations to the winners and to all people who participated. Thanks a lot. Winners will be contacted soon. And more statistics will be provided. --Millars (talk) 22:29, 18 April 2018 (UTC)Reply
Congratulations to the winners and all participants. And thanks for @Millars: and other organizers --Alaa :)..! 05:41, 19 April 2018 (UTC)Reply