Talk:Wikimedia CEE Spring 2015

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I am not sure if the WMF will pay for the creation of articles. This idea looks like, you want to pay for the creation, right?--Juandev (talk) 12:49, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Ah, now I see.--Juandev (talk) 12:51, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Limit of proposed articles[edit]

Is there a limit to the proposed articles, in each category? -Beko (talk) 11:24, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the question, Beko. I can't think of any reason why there should be a limit to the number of articles in the categories. In my mind, at least, the more the better! :) Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 16:35, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you Beko for your question and Anna Koval (WMF) for the answer! Generally, the article lists for such competitions are just a helping tool to provide ideas and inspiration to participants. In Estonia we have not had a limit for such article lists and it has usually been worked on until the start of the competition. At the same time, we have always accepted relevant articles which do not make part of the list. In short, we should not be too worried if all important things about our countries will not make the list, but we should try to do our best in order to inspire possible participants and giving them a hint about possible contributions. --Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) (talk) 18:04, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Article lists by language[edit]

I think the right one is "Article lists by country". Some languages are the main languages in more than one country and some countries have more than one main language. Xaris333 (talk) 18:28, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Dear Xaris333, thank You for sharing Your observation! You are right and the title should be "Article lists by country". I will change that. Best regards, --Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) (talk) 20:57, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Project page colors[edit]

Dear all, As you may have already noticed, User:Marycha80 has made the project page a bit less colorful and has also made a request to also reduce the colors in the menu template. I personally like colors and I think that they make pages more attractive. But evidently there are other opinions, which prefer a less colorful approach. Hereby, I would like to ask you to engage in a discussion about the design of the project page and to share your thoughts about the use of colors on the project page!

Thanks in advance! --Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) (talk) 12:44, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

As long as colors are warm and not distracting, I'm ok. Right now colors seem too strident. --Gikü (talk) 12:59, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I dont particularry care as long as it's not #0f0; or something as bright and eyes killing as background, but I'd like see colours of headers removed or moved to CSS (all page could be put in div with some class like "cee-spring" I think, and meta-admins asked to add code needed to meta's common.css or whatever). I would like have normal syntax of headers instead of html and thus to mark e.g. FAQ page for translation fully per the documentation. --Base (talk) 13:07, 5 February 2015 (UTC) --Base (talk) 13:07, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Indeed the colors are a bit distracting, something more pastel could be better - but its minor problem, so I have no strong opinion about it :-) Let's better concentrate on more important tasks. Polimerek (talk) 14:55, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Thank you all for your input! I have made the page much less colorful. Should I also remove the flags menu or is it ok? Best regards,--Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) (talk) 22:23, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Cross table[edit]

I wrote a script to update big cross table with results. See Wikimedia CEE Spring 2015/Structure/Table. I hope i'll fix and improve the table in couple days. --Alexander Sigachov (talk) 00:49, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Now it shows newly created articles

Color Meaning
green article created after CEE start (since 2015-03-21)
yellow old article (before 2015-03-21)

--Alexander Sigachov (talk) 08:01, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


There was made Suggested coordinated schedule when to write about which country. As I notice, some countries aren't on the list like Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovakia, Austria, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova. Why they aren't on the list? Can that be changed?--Fraxinus (talk) 21:05, 28 March 2015 (UTC)


Table 6 is not updated from 1. 4. 2015--Fanoušek kopané (talk) 06:17, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Everything is right, now. Thanks to all.--Fanoušek kopané (talk) 18:58, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Wrapping up?[edit]

The initiative is slowly drawing to an end, should we talk about how best to summarize the results? There is the automatic statistics compilation, but the bot only counts created articles from the list, not expansions and not other potential contributions. For example, the :slwiki's activity was set up so that any subject related to the included countries was eligible, resulting in 59 new and 5 expanded articles so far, but the bot only detected 29.

So, my proposal is: over this weekend, each coordinator makes a list of contributions not limited to "official" lists, as completely as possible (or just copy the bot's output if making a complete list is not feasible). List also the number of participants, the most prolific contributors, users that have written about every country, and the number of entries that were awarded a recognized status - i.e. "Did you know...?" entries, quality or featured articles. That way the results would really shine, I think. One thing to decide is, what to do with entries that were created during this period by chance, without explicit intention of participating? Do we count them or not? — Yerpo Eh? 13:32, 27 May 2015 (UTC)