Conservapedia talk:Team Galaxy

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  • Quality new entry: 10 points
    • Definition:A Quality New Entry includes at least two full-length paragraphs, three relevant citations, several links to other entries, some in-depth content and designations of category.
    • Exception: Entertainment-related* Quality New Entries will receive only 4 points.
  • An Ordinary New Entry: 6 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.
    • Exception: Entertainment-related* Ordinary New Entries will receive only 2 points.
  • Quality edit of an existing entry: 4 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.
    • Exception: Entertainment-related* Quality Edits will receive only 2 points.
  • Short New Entry: 4 points
    • Definition: A Short New Entry contains only a few sentences and may or may not have a reference.
    • Exception: Entertainment-related Short New Entries will receive only 2 points.
  • 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.
  • Bonus Points
    • An additional bonus of 3 points is awarded for adding a new entry on the "most-wanted" list, Special:Wantedpages
    • 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.
    • Adding a unique working link within a lecture: 2 points
      • Adding an additional (non-unique) working links for the same term within the same American Government Lecture: 1 point
    • Adding two new terms to American Government Terms: 1 point

Notes

  • *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.


Contents

Strategy

Please read and understand the point system above. We need to develop the most effective strategy to use this system to our advantage. Material from .gov sites is in the public domain, and is great for creating and improving entries. I will post more information on this later.

I like to edit topics that pertain to the things I am studying in school. Here is the method I suggest using, to maximize our points:

  1. . Read a portion of the textbook, and highlight important terms. If it is an American Government textbook, add all the terms to American Government Terms for a half point each.
  2. . Go back to the beginning of the section, and type the first highlighted term into the search box.
  3. . If the page does not exist, click the red link, and create it. Remember to put the information from the textbook in your own words. Use the textbook as one of your citations.
  4. . If the page already exists, read it. It is likely to need improvement. Add information from your textbook, and make the textbook a reference.
  5. . Do this for every highlighted term in the passage.

Adding links to the American Government Lectures is another great way to get points. To make a link, simply surround a word with two sets of brackets like: [[this]]. The first links count for two points, and the duplicate links count for one point, so if you make Congress a link ten times in lecture four, you get eleven points.

Please contribute your own comments and strategies.

SharonTalk 10:38, 27 September 2007 (EDT)

Put up the Special:Wantedpages. You get and extra 3 points for one of them. Really efficient.

Double Edge

Great suggestion! ~ SharonTalk 10:24, 5 October 2007 (EDT)

Point System

Pardon the intrusion, but I wanted to make sure you were using the most up-to-date rules before we start. They are largely the same, but we want to make sure there's no confusion.

Good Luck! HelpJazz


  • Quality new entry: 10 points
    • Definition:A Quality New Entry includes at least two full-length paragraphs, three relevant citations, several links to other entries, some in-depth content and designations of category.
    • Exception: Entertainment-related* Quality New Entries will receive only 4 points.
  • An Ordinary New Entry: 6 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.
    • Exception: Entertainment-related* Ordinary New Entries will receive only 2 points.
  • Quality edit of an existing entry: 4 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.
    • Exception: Entertainment-related* Quality Edits will receive only 2 points.
  • Short New Entry: 4 points
    • Definition: A Short New Entry contains only a few sentences and may or may not have a reference.
    • Exception: Entertainment-related Short New Entries will receive only 2 points.
  • 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.
  • Bonus Points
    • An additional bonus of 3 points is awarded for adding a new entry on the "most-wanted" list, Special:Wantedpages
    • 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.
    • Adding a unique working link within a lecture: 2 points
      • Adding an additional (non-unique) working links for the same term within the same American Government Lecture: 1 point
    • Adding two new terms to American Government Terms: 1 point

Notes

  • *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.


Questions


how do you designate category? KTB 12:35, 29 September 2007 (EDT)

You go to the bottom of the page and type [[Category:United States Government]] for example. A list of categories can be seen by clicking Category at the bottom of most pages. --BethTalk2ME 15:17, 29 September 2007 (EDT)

k thanks KTB 23:58, 29 September 2007 (EDT)

Reminder

Hey everyone - I'd just like to remind you guys that only the top SEVEN contributors are to be counted - you guys are right now counting all 9 of your members.--IDuan 23:31, 2 October 2007 (EDT)

You're right, sorry about that! I think we said count the top seven because your team started out with seven players. Since you guys actually have eight players now, let's each count our top eight. That gives 2280 points for Team Galaxy, and 2268 points for Team Airborne. ~ SharonTalk 06:25, 3 October 2007 (EDT)
Aschlafly said count top 7 regardless. See his comments on User talk:Tash.--IDuan 07:47, 3 October 2007 (EDT)
OK. I'll update the totals now. Thanks much, ~ SharonTalk 09:55, 3 October 2007 (EDT)

I was editing something earlier today but now the entire entry is gone. Does my editing still count for points?

Double Edge


Please keep track of your editing. Keep it updated so your edits will count. --BethTalk2ME 11:18, 5 October 2007 (EDT)

Question

What are you guys defining as a short entry? Thanks--Tash 12:32, 5 October 2007 (EDT)


  • Short New Entry: 4 points
    • Definition: A Short New Entry contains only a few sentences and may or may not have a reference.
    • Exception: Entertainment-related Short New Entries will receive only 2 points.

From the top of this page. DeborahB. 12:40, 5 October 2007 (EDT)

Couldn't we have had a better name than "Galaxy"?

Double Edge

What's wrong with Galaxy? Anyway, the contest is now over, and I was taking suggestions for names at the beginning. Congratulations, again. ~ SharonTalk 13:37, 5 October 2007 (EDT)
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