Contest

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This edit contest runs for seven days from noon September 28th to noon October 5th. May the best team win!

The Teams

Team 1 (Team Airborne)
Captain: Tash

  • HelpJazz
  • Crocoite
  • Learn together
  • DanH
  • TK
  • Ed Poor (pretty sure)
  • Iduan

Team 2 (Team Galaxy)
Captain: SharonS

  • Aschlafly
  • BethanyS
  • Katieb
  • Ambers
  • Ashleys
  • DeborahB.
  • Double Edge
  • PhilipB

(only the top 7 scorers on either team will qualify towards its point total)

Point System

  • 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.

Prior Contributions

These totals need only be approximate:

  • Aschlafly (as of Sept. 20, 10:31pm)
    • quality new entries: 2
    • ordinary new entries: 44
    • improved existing entries: 48
    • add link: 1
    • add terms to American Government Terms: 4
    • undeadend: 25
      • Approximate point total: 432
  • Tash (as of Sept. 16, 2:46pm)
    • quality new entries: 2
    • ordinary new entries: 8
    • Quality edit of an existing entry:3
    • improved existing entries: 116
      • Approximate point total: 298
  • Crocoite (as of Sept .23, 4:51am)
    • See complete edit summary here
      • Approximate point total: 213
  • SharonS (as of Sept. 18, 8:36am)
    • See complete edit summary here
      • Approximate point total: 193
  • Mer (as of Oct. 1, 10:30pm)
    • Quality new entries: 2
    • Ordinary new entries: 4
    • Added to Special:Wantedpages: 3
    • Added links: 44
    • Added category: 1
    • Added terms:2
      • Approximate point total: 142
  • BethanyS (as of Sept. 16, 1:30pm)

See here

  • Katieb (as of Sept. 16, 10:54pm)
    • quality new entries: 3
    • ordinary new entries: 6
    • improved existing entries: 2
      • Approximate point total: 72
  • RachelN (as of Sept. 20, 3:55pm)
    • ordinary new entries: 2
    • quality new entries: 4
    • Added to Special:Wantedpages: 3
      • Approximate point total: 61
  • Ashleys (as of Sept. 20, 2:16pm)
    • quality new entries: 3
    • &Ordinary new entries:
    • Added to Special:Wantedpages: 2
      • Approximate point total: 58
  • Ambers (as of Sept. 21, 11:25am)
    • ordinary new entries: 5
    • added links: 2
    • quality new entries: 1
      • Approximate point total: 52
  • Additioner (as of Sept. 16, 2:42pm)
    • quality new entries:
    • ordinary new entries: 5
    • improved existing entries: 6
    • undeadend:
      • Approximate point total: 42
  • SPierce (as of Sept. 19 5:30pm)
    • Quality New Entries: 1
    • ordinary new entries: 3
    • Added to Special:Wantedpages: 4
      • Approximate point total: 37
  • Rbeach (as of Sept. 16, 11 am)
    • quality new entries: 3
      • Approximate point total: 30
  • Joe B (as of Sept. 18, 2pm)
    • quality new entries: 1
      • Approximate point total: 10
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