Wikipedia Asian Month 2022/Rules

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How to Join Us?

Participating Communities[edit]

Wikipedia Asian Month participation is not limited to Asian communities. If you want to take part in the contest as a participant, find the language edition of Wikipedia you would like to edit in the list below:

  1. Arabic Wikipedia (dashboard) Avicenno عرين أسد أبو رمان
  2. Bashkir Wikipedia (Fountain) – ZUFAr
  3. Belarusian Classical Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) – W
  4. Bengali Wikipedia (Fountain) – Aishik Rehman
  5. Bikol Wikipedia () – Filipinayzd
  6. Bulgarian Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) – Алиса Селезньова
  7. Bosnian Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) – AnToni, Arnel
  8. Catalan Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) – F3RaN
  9. Chinese Wikipedia (Fountain) (outreachdashboard)A Chinese user, BlackShadowG, 魔琴, Ghrenghren
  10. Croatian Wikipedia (Fountain) – Fraxinus
  11. Czech Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) – Aktron KKDAII
  12. English Wikipedia (Fountain) (dashboard)ZI Jony
  13. Finnish Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) – Lentokonefani, PtG
  14. French Wikipedia (Fountain) – Daxipedia, Pierre André
  15. German Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) - Sebastian Wallroth
  16. Greek Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) - (Wikimedia Community User Group Greece - MARKELLOS)
  17. Hebrew Wikipedia (Fountain) – Euro know
  18. Hungarian Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) – Xia
  19. Italian Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) Camelia
  20. Japanese Wikipedia (Fountain) – Los viajeros 77
  21. Korean Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) - Jjw, Twotwo2019, Softwave206, 이강철
  22. Latvian Wikipedia (Fountain) – Egilus, Papuass
  23. Malay Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) – PeaceSeekers
  24. Malayalam Wikipedia (Fountain) – Meenakshi nandhini
  25. Marathi Wikipedia (Fountain) – Sandesh9822, Tiven2240, संतोष गोरे
  26. Nepali Wikipedia (Fountain) (outreachdashboard)Saroj Uprety
  27. Odia Wikipedia (Fountain) – ssgapu22
  28. Romanian Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) – NGC 54
  29. Russian Wikipedia (Fountain) – Ле Лой
  30. Sanskrit Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) – Suyash.dwivedi
  31. Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) - Vipz
  32. Sindhi Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) & (Fountain)– JogiAsad, مومن_خان_ڏاهري, مھتاب_احمد_سنڌي
  33. Slovak Wikipedia (Fountain)
  34. Spanish Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) – Rodelar
  35. Swedish wikipedia (outreachdashboard, Fountain tool) – Bairuilong, Deryni
  36. Tagalog Wikipedia (outreachdashboard) – Jojit Ballesteros
  37. Tatar Wikipedia (International in outreachdashboard, Local in Fountain: Qualifying-New, Qualifying-Improved, manual assessment criteria, total points calculation table) – frhdkazan
  38. Thai Wikipedia (Fountain) – B20180, Horus
  39. Turkish Wikipedia (Fountain) – Kurmanbek

If you don't find your home Wikipedia on the list and you would like to organise contest, sign up to be the local organizer! Create a WAM page and link it here: Add Wikipedia Page

How to Participate in the campaign?[edit]

If you have any suggestions or thoughts, feel free to reach out the Wikipedia Asian Month international team via email (info(_AT_)asianmonth(_DOT_)wiki) or discuss on the Meta-wiki talk page. To reduce misunderstanding, please contact us in English or Mandarin.

Important Reminder[edit]

In 2022, there are some major change for the Wikipedia Asian Month compare to previous campaign. All organizor please be remindful for the changes. Major changes include:

  1. We are nolonger using Fountain tool for collecting contribution but Programs & Events Dashboard.
  2. We are extending the duration of the campaign to a continues 30 days in November to December. The date of your local campaign can be flexible.
  3. You will receive Barnstars instead of postcards as your reward.

Preparation: Before 29 October 2022[edit]

  • As an Organizer:
    • Pick a start date for your campaign, count for 30 days as the end date. It should be a continues 30 days within November 1st to December 31st. For example: November 1st to November 30th, November 15th to December 14th would be a good campaign date.
    • Set-up a Wikipedia page for the local campaign in your language, place the page link in this list. You are welcome to use this sample page and make it your own style and language. Your page should include dedicated sample template. You should provide a way to collect contribution of your editors, and describe how will you collect in your local campaign page. It can be simply a Wikipedia page or third party platform that you are familiar with, such as google form.
    • Translate the rules into your language, you are welcome to adjust the rule according to your need.
    • Recruit your local campaign organizing team, we recommend no more than 5 people.
    • On the Programs & Events Dashboard “Wikipedia Asian Month 2022 Campaign Overview”, create a new program titled Wikipedia Asian Month 2022 in {{your region or language}}. Program duration: a continuance of 30 days within November 1st to December 31th.
    • If you discover there is already a local WAM campaign, contact your local campaign organizer, ask if that need volunteers to help reviewing/auditing articles.
    • Around two weeks ahead of the start day, we encourage you posting invitation messages on the village pump, community bulletin board, mailing list, or even make a Site Notice.
      >>> Read more about "how to organize"
  • For all participants
    • Starting from today to 20th October (UTC+0), we invite everyone to propose your "focus theme" at WAM2022 Focus Theme Submission Form. There will be 5 theme selected as major editing topic through out the whole campaign. If you wish Wikipedians all around the world to know more and write about your interest, maybe your hometown. Don't miss this chance!

During the event: 30 days between November and December[edit]

  • As an Organizer:
    • Engage local editors and aim for maximum participation.
    • Organize online and offline events for contest promotion and increase participation.
    • Continue to call for participants to participate at the village pump, community bulletin board, mailing list, site notice, etc.
    • Auditing the edits from your participants. If a participant has edited more than 3,000 bytes with reliable reference, please add this editor in the Programs & Events Dashboard of your local program, and point those articles to this editor.
    • If you have expertise or skills in public relations, then you can help us get media coverage.
  • As an Editor:
    • Find the language edition of Wikipedia you would like to edit, if they are participating.
    • You have to be registered on Wikipedia to enter the contest. Register for Wikipedia if you have not done so.
    • Read the rules listed below. It is really important that you follow the rules, otherwise your effort will be wasted.
    • Choose articles about themes and topics related to Asia, but not from your native country, and start creating articles.
    • You will be notified by your local organizer if your edit does not follow the Wikipedia writing rules. Please keep improving your edit and re-submit your contribution again.