This contest focuses on insights and quality, not quantity. The point system (see below) has been adjusted accordingly.
Like many sports contests, one side "kicks off" by starting an entry. The other side must then work with that entry, by improving it and adding links. The first team then must work within those links, and so on until time elapses. One team cannot intentionally fill in a link created by itself: it must try to fill in links created by the other team. (Inadvertent mistakes about who created the link will still count towards points.)
In other words, like in basketball or football or soccer, a player can only "run with the ball" if it is intercepted or otherwise obtained from the other side.
Special points are awarded to quality improvements to Conservapedia entries that rank high in search engines, such as traditional Conservapedia features like Examples of Bias in Wikipedia or faith or liberal, as well as the Conservapedia terms.
The Final Steps
After the Contest is complete, the teams will, as a group, pick their best 3-4 articles. The judge (Bethany) will review each of these articles, and award the top 3 the status of "Masterpiece" - which will earn 400 points for whatever player/team the article is from.
|Team 1||Team 2|
Kickoff Entries (each player may add their kickoff entry to this list)
- Passover (Fox)
- Deconstruction (Sharon)
- National Institutes of Health (Crocoite)
- Holy Days (Fox)
- Afikoman (Fox)
Team 2 Tentative List
- Johns Hopkins University (Iduan)
- Roberta McCain (Aschlafly)
- Howard University (Iduan)
- Allan Rohan Crite (Joaquin)
- Seattle Times Co. v. Rhinehart (Aschlafly)
- University of Arizona (Iduan)
Masterpiece: 100 points
- Definition: At the end of the contest each team (if they want to) will nominate their 2-3 best entries, and then the judges will award 400 points to one or more "masterpieces".
Quality New Entry: 20 points
- Definition:A Quality New Entry includes at least two full-length paragraphs, three relevant citations, an emboldened subject, several links to other entries, some in-depth content and designations of category, and is not entirely copied.
Ordinary New Entry or Insight: 12 points
- Definition: An Ordinary New Entry is a new entry which does not meet the qualifications for a Quality New Entry, but is of higher quality than a Short New Entry, and is not entirely copied.
Short New Entry: 6 points
- Definition: A Short New Entry contains only a few sentences and may or may not have a reference, and is not entirely copied.
Copied Entries That Add Little Value: 3 point
- Definition: A entry copied from a public domain source such as .gov site - you MUST link to other articles and the article can not be of trivial nature (i.e. non-encyclopedic, non-educational or non-historical)
- Exception: Entertainment-related* New Entries will receive only half-credit.
Quality edit or insight added to an entry ranking in the top 20 on Google: 20 points
- Definition: A Quality Edit to an existing article includes at least two extra sentences, an additional reference, and the inclusion of an important or relevant fact.
- Definition:A Quality Insight is an edit that conveys a profound truth that is not widely known, and which has an effect on the reader for days. It can be succinct and need not contain multiple sentences, though a references must be provided.
Quality edit or insight added to an ordinary, existing entry: 15 points
- Definition: A Quality edit to an existing article includes at least two extra sentences, an additional reference, and the inclusion of an important or relevant fact.
- Definition: A Quality new insight is an edit that conveys a profound truth that is not widely known, and which has an effect on the reader for days. It can be succinct and need not contain multiple sentences or even a reference, though references are encouraged.
Ordinary edit or insight added to an ordinary, existing entry: 8 points
- Definition: An Ordinary edit contains some substance of value.
- Definition:An Ordinary insight is an edit that conveys truths that may be widely known among conservatives but which is generally suppressed or censored by liberals or otherwise highly informative. No reference is required.
Minor Edit of an existing entry: 2 points
- Definition: A Minor Edit is an edit which does not meet the qualifications for a Quality Edit. These edits might include small formatting changes, spelling and grammatical changes and/or the addition of a category.
- Exception: Entertainment-related* Quality Edits will receive only half credit.
Adding a quality public domain or fair use image to an entry: 4pts (+2 points per article if it's an image you uploaded)
- Beware: Copyright violations will result in harsh penalties!
New Template: 8 points
- Definition: The template must have at least 4 non-userspace links.
Redirecting a Page: 1 point
- Definition: Redirecting any page - whether the page was something different or not. Misspellings don't count.
Breaking News Item: 3 points
- Definition: A Breaking news item is placed on the Main page with wiki links to Conservapedia articles and a link to the external reference article.
- Exception: A non-administrator who submits an article to an administrator and the article is placed on the Main page will receive 3 points and the administrator will receive 1 points for adding the article and links. It is at the administrator's discretion whether to place the article on the Main page.
- An additional bonus of 3 points is awarded for adding a new entry on the "most-wanted" list, Special:Wantedpages
- Note carefully: The entry must be on this list
- An additional bonus of 1 point is awarded for adding a link to an entry on the Special:Deadendpages, and thereby removing that entry from that list
- An edit to an existing entry may qualify as a New Entry if the edit is substantial enough (however, mark these pages off so the judges can review).
- Adding a relevant photo to Breaking News will receive a 2 points bonus.
- Blocking a vandal/sock/troll or reverting their vandalism: 2 points.
An entry is "entertainment-related" if it relates to a subject not taught as core curriculum in a typical high school or college. This includes articles on sports, popular music, movies, and other entertaining but not necessarily educational subjects.
- Exception: Full credit will be given for notable or important historical subjects, and for political entries.
- Exception: Full credit will be given for reasonable subjects which are educational but not necessarily taught in a typical school.
- Exception: If entertainment entries are excessively useless - judges can deduct points