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I only have 1 quality entry (I think). So do I have ten points? Here is my entry: United States Federal Government

Excellent, Joe. That is a quality entry worth 10 points. Well done! Godspeed.--Aschlafly 13:58, 18 September 2007 (EDT)


Shouldn't this article be in the Conservapedia: namespace? I would think that a main-namespace entry would be about contests in general, not one specific wiki contest. Masterbratac 15:58, 19 September 2007 (EDT)

It is a specific contest for the student of the American Government Course.--BethTalk2ME 15:59, 19 September 2007 (EDT)

Which is kind of my point. This isn't an article on contests, it's the page for a contest. Therefore, it probably shouldn't be in the main namespace. Masterbratac 16:00, 19 September 2007 (EDT)

I see what you mean I will talk to Aschlafly and keep you posted. Thanks!--BethTalk2ME 16:02, 19 September 2007 (EDT)

New contest scoring

I guess this is the correct place to discuss this.

Andy mentioned (here) that he thinks there should be 1/3 points given for non-notable sports entries. I agree, and I would expand this to any non-notable entertainment entries. No need to single out just one subject in my opinion.

Also, are all of the extra points for creating US government articles still in place? I think since this isn't part of the class we should remove these extra points.

Other than that, I think I'm fine with everything else. HelpJazz 10:40, 27 September 2007 (EDT)

HelpJazz, your suggestions are excellent. Please revise the contest rules here accordingly.--Aschlafly 10:44, 27 September 2007 (EDT)
To make things easier to discuss I have moved the rules here and made my proposed changes. HelpJazz 11:53, 27 September 2007 (EDT)

I'm fine with the rules--Tash 19:24, 27 September 2007 (EDT)

Before the contest starts, does anybody object to moving the rules from below to the main contest page? We want to make sure everyone's using the same point system before we start. HelpJazz 09:53, 28 September 2007 (EDT)

Well done, HelpJazz! I've made a few minor changes below to allow more points for educational work, and after your review you can copy this onto the official rule page. Godspeed and may the best team win!--Aschlafly 10:34, 28 September 2007 (EDT)
Thanks! I have copied it to the rule page, and now I will go make sure each team has noticed the change. HelpJazz

How about adding points for entries to the "Breaking News" on the Main Page? It takes time to add those entries and they're helping Conservapedia by linking to our current articles. --Crocoite 19:44, 28 September 2007 (EDT)

How many points do we get for a redirect? I was giving them 1, since it's essentially a sub-minor edit, but I see others are giving them 4, for a short new entry AND counting them as creating a most wanted page. If it's the latter then I'm changing my strategy... Also, do we have any judges? Some people aren't listing out their entries; how do we know they are being honest? For that matter, how do we know the people who *are* listing their entries are being honest? HelpJazz 20:55, 30 September 2007 (EDT)

  • 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 a 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


  • *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.