Wikipedia Asian Month (WAM)is an annual online event that aims to promote Asian content in Wikipedia. Since 2015, each participating local community runs an online Edit-a-thon every November, which promotes the creation or improvement of the Wikipedia content about Asia except their own country.
The participating community is not limited to Asia. The project is run across various language-specific Wikipedias and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation (Wikimedia movement), however, some specific actions are held in some countries and Wikimedia communities with local organisers.
Wikipedia Asian Month has achieved much over 5 years: over 37,500 high-quality articles have been added in more than 63 language-specific Wikipedias by more than 2,900 Wikipedia editors.
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. The tool developer is Ле Лой. This page is a tutorial for the Fountain tool:
Click "Create new" bottom, enter "New Editathon" page。
Click the "General" tab of "New Editathon" pages, fill in "Title" (ie. Asian Month 2020 in XXX Wikipedia), "Code" (ie. asian-month-xx-2020), "Project" (ie. en, fr, .etc ), and "Description" sections.
"Start Date" must be "11/01/2020 12:00:00 AM", and the "Finish Date" should be "11/30/2020 11:59:59 PM"
Select "Consensual Vote" option, then click "Next" bottom.
On the "Rules" tab of "New Editathon" page, click "Add Rule" bottom and add item "Article Size".
Please add "at least 3000 bytes", then click or to add "at least 300 words" in the "Article Size" item.
Click "Add Rule" bottom again and add "Article Creation Date". Please make sure the dates are: "not before 11/01/2020 12:00:00 AM" and "not after 11/30/2020 11:59:59 PM".
You can click any user's article in the preview section to identify the rules mentioned above can work or not. If there is no problem please click "Next" bottom to the next page.
On the "Marks" tab of "New Editathon" page, adjust the items you need to adjust (In most cases, there is no adjustment needed on Wikipedia-Asain-Month-related events in this section). If there is no problem please click "Next" bottom to the next page.
On the "Template" tab of "New Editation" page, you can choose to add the template to articles for the event or not. (It depends on the decisions your communities made, Wikipedia Asian Month doesn't ask organizers and participants to add templates on their articles). If there is no problem please click "Next" bottom to the next page.
On the "Jury" tab of "New Editathon" page, edit-a-thon creator will be added to the organizer list automatically. You can click "Add" to add new organizers to the list, if you click "X" then you can remove them from organizer list.
Based on the Wikipedia Asian Month's regulation, the "Minimum number of marks per article" should be set as 1.
If you didn't face any problem in the processes we mentioned above, click the "Create" bottom to send out the application of new editaton.
If you want to modify the previous sections you can click "Back" to return to previous pages.
If you are the admins and you create the edit-a-thon on the Wiki-projects you belong, the application will be approved automatically.
If you are the users and you create the edit-a-thon for the Wiki-projects, please inform the admins of the Wiki-projects to approve it.
Select the contest / campaign / edit-a-thon for which you are one of the jury members.
Click on "Judge" and a random article will open in the tool for you to judge.
The top right corner displays the author, number of bytes and words of the article, and article creation date.
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.
You can also "Skip" in case you want to revisit this article later or leave it for another jury member.