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Wikipedia:Januar 2024 Writin Drive

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Jyne us in sortin oot an impruivin the Wiki, we'r hostin a biminthly event tae git fowk engaged wi the Wiki!

In Januar, we'll be leukin at stendin the maist pucklest airticles on the encyclopaedia. There is ae lairge nummer o awfy puckle airticles on the wiki - some o thaim is jist twathree lines lang. We'd lik tae impruive an stend oot thae airticles. Sae sneck on the airtin here an wale whitiver airticle ye'd like! There's ae wheen tae wale, sae howpfu-lik there sud be somehing fur abody that'd like tae tak pairt.

Aa ye need tae dae is sign up fur the Dashboard wi yer Wikipedia accoont, sae we kin see how muckle haes been duin durin the week.

The theme is Special:ShortPages.

(in Inglis) Join us in fixing and improving the Scots Wiki, we host bimonthly events to get people engaged with the Wiki!

In January, we'll be looking at expanding the shortest articles on the encyclopedia. There are a large number of very short articles on the Wiki - some of them just a few lines long. We'd like to improve and expand these articles. So click on the link here and pick whichever article you'd like! There's a range to pick from, so hopefully there should be something for everyone who'd like to take part.

All you need to do is sign up for the Dashboard with your Wikipedia account, so that we can tell how much has been achieved during the week.

The theme is Special:ShortPages.

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Airticles tae Stend an Sort Oot[eedit soorce]

Special:ShortPages Wale ocht fae the abuin leet - there's ae wheen o sindry subjecks, wi mony o thae airticles bein awfy puckle, sae there's muckle room fur impruivement. Gin the airticle aareidy exists in anither leid ye kin tawk, ye kin pit it ower fae that leid, or ye kin resairch an scrieve the airticle in yer ain wirds. Mynd an aye tae cite yer soorces!

(en) Pick anything from the above list - there's a range of different subjects, and some of these articles are just a few lines long, so there's plenty of scope for improvement. If the article already exists in another language you speak, you can translate from that language, or you can research and write the article in your own words. Remember to always cite your sources!

Here's just a few examples:

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(in Inglis) Tasks for those not confident in their Scots[eedit soorce]

  • Adding references to articles that don't have any / need more.
  • Adding images to articles.
  • Removing unnecessary redlinks.
  • Checking redlinked categories to see if they need to be created / deleted if they're unnecessary (there's quite a few have been taken over from en.wiki that aren't appropriate to sco.wiki's current size, for example.)
  • Finding sources for unsourced articles, and removing the "unsoorced" tag once that's done.