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    About[edit]

    Welcome! This is where Women in Red plans future events and discusses ideas for more general improvements. Everyone is welcome to make suggestions or work on tasks. What we decide to do is based on consensus. No one is in charge. You don't have to be a member to participate. Like elsewhere on Wikipedia: be polite, be bold. Join the discussion here or on our project talkpage.

    2024[edit]

    Jun 2024[edit]

    Firming up for June[edit]

    #1day1woman 2024 
    ** Event #293: #1day1woman #1day1woman 
    Education  - Year long initiative 
    ** Event #294:  Education Year long initiative Education Year long initiative 
    
    NEW -  Pride - 272 as go by for text and lists
    * Pride   
    ** Event #308: LGBTQ+ women | Wiki Loves Pride Green tickY
    
    NEW - Women in Music- 273 as go by for text and lists
    * Women in Music
    ** Event #309: Women in Music Green tickY
    
    NEW - Alphabet run X, Y & Z - 271 as go by for text and lists
    * Alphabet run X, Y & Z
    ** Event #310: Alphabet run X, Y & Z Green tickY
    
    ANNOUNCEMENTS (EVENTS FACILITATED BY OTHERS) 
    * Women in Green Good Article Edit-a-thon June 2024 - Going Back in Time Green tickY
    
    INVITATION: 
    * Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Outreach/2024#June 2024 - Green tickY
    ** logo Green tickY
    
    COMING UP:
    * Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women_in_Red/Events Green tickY
    
    TIP OF THE MONTH:
    * Find a Grave is NOT a reliable source (as it is user-generated content). It can be used to look for biographical clues.  Green tickY
    

    Oronsay, Ipigott, Rosiestep, Lajmmoore, CT55555, Victuallers, Cielquiparle, SusunW, Chocmilk03, Penny Richards, Silver seren, PamD, Curbon7, MSGJ, and all WIR helpers: Here's a rough draft of the to-do list. I plan on filling out more text in the skeleton pages in the upcoming days, but anyone wanting to help is warmly welcomed. Comments on Geofocus Islands appreciated. Which logo would you like on the invite? Pride or Music? I grabbed the "tip of the month" off the list. Not married to it. --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 00:44, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I'd like the Music logo, please. Pride has been on the Invitation for the last two years. It will still appear on the Pride Event page. Oronsay (talk) 00:52, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I agree. Let's use the music logo for the invitation.--Ipigott (talk) 05:52, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    • I've tried to create #309 but I can see that despite my efforts to follow the new instructions, I have run into problems. Perhaps MSGJ or WomenArtistUpdates can help to straighten things out.--Ipigott (talk) 08:34, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
      I made a few minor tweaks, but it mostly seems fine to me — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 08:43, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I like the tip - it's a reminder and it's educational. +1 for music logo. --Rosiestep (talk) 11:25, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Oronsay, Ipigott, Rosiestep, Lajmmoore, CT55555, Victuallers, Cielquiparle, SusunW, Chocmilk03, Penny Richards, Silver seren, PamD, Curbon7, MSGJ, and all WIR helpers: It sure looks like this is coming together. The page we have not expanded is the island geofocus. That event has two issues: it brings our # of events for June to four, and also I can't tell from the comments if there is group enthusiasm for this. Push it back or change to focus? geofocus is not my thing, but it is a big motivator for others. My own opinion is that we keep the number of new events to three and I think both music and pride will be good draws, So I'd like to move it down the ideas list, to august or September, for when we need something. --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 18:00, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    also, I am typing one handed, so excuse the typos and be gentle on my omissions. thanks. --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 18:00, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I'm a +1 to shifting islands to later in the year. We've got a great line-up for June without it. Hope your other hand is back in service soon, WomenArtistUpdates; hugs. --Rosiestep (talk) 22:44, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    As I believe it was Rosiestep who originally suggested islands, I agree with her suggestion that we should leave it for later. I hope nevertheless that lack of any geofocus in June will be the exception rather than the rule. Focus on people from specific countries has consistently attracted significant interest and has become a traditional item in our repertoire. I therefore hope very much that there will be consensus to include it again in July, no doubt with the first round of islands.--Ipigott (talk) 06:00, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    This month's CEE women is the first Geofocus for 2024. Perhaps starting the Islands in July may work well with the Translation Contest? I'm happy to work on the event page whenever we decide to run it. Oronsay (talk) 06:52, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Oronsay, Ipigott, Rosiestep, Lajmmoore, CT55555, Victuallers, Cielquiparle, SusunW, Chocmilk03, Penny Richards, Silver seren, PamD, Curbon7, MSGJ, and all WIR helpers: I was bold and moved the island geofocus topic and conversation down to September. Anyone up for proof-reading the June items? --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 18:26, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @WomenArtistUpdates, thanks for all your work! Sounds good re: the islands move to September when there are fewer events planned. I've proofread the alphabet run page. Cheers, Chocmilk03 (talk) 22:09, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    • Thank you all for completing things so quickly. Everything looks fine to me. There's no urgency. Lajmmoore, but it seems ready to go.--Ipigott (talk) 06:00, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Annual[edit]

    • Pride (with LGBT+ User Group)
    WiR Pride June 2024
    WiR Music 2024

    The logos look great, WomenArtistUpdates.--Oronsay (talk) 21:19, 15 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Totally agree; the logos look great. --Rosiestep (talk) 02:01, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Alphabet run X, Y & Z[edit]

    Alphabet by month
    Month Letters
    July A & B
    August C & D
    September E & F
    October G & H
    November I & J
    December K & L
    January M & N
    February O & P
    March Q & R
    April S & T
    May U, V, W
    June X, Y & Z

    Jul 2024[edit]

    Science Fiction and Fantasy[edit]

    Proposing Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Science Fiction and Fantasy again. Looking at July because there is a major convention to take place in Glasgow in August so it would be a nice run it to that. ☕ Antiqueight chatter 11:03, 9 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    You know I always love this topic when it comes around; count me in. Penny Richards (talk) 14:22, 2 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Translation contest 2024 July, August, September ?[edit]

    See suggestion made here: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Women in Red#translation contest 2024. Last time we did it: #227 in April-May-June 2022. What about scheduling it for June-July-August 2024? --Rosiestep (talk) 16:04, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Hi Rosiestep and Nattes à chat, If WiR does another translation event I think we should wait until the Alphabet Run ends, so start in July rather than June. Also, are either of you willing to be the point person for tallying articles, or should we use a Fountain registration? The Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/227 page shows the outcomes and general setup for the 2022 version. The talk page of the event gives an idea of the behind the scenes mechanics and barnstars etc. for the 2022 version. I am pinging Oronsay because it would be great to have their feed-back about moving the event and housekeeping tasks. Also pinging Lajmmoore who worked on the last translation event. An example of a Fountain event is Wikipedia:100 DC Women. Best, --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 20:06, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Starting in July makes sense, WomenArtistUpdates. Unfortunately, I won't be able to help with supportive tasks (because of the other hat that I wear). But I certainly look forward to participating! --Rosiestep (talk) 06:27, 10 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Thanks for the ping, @WomenArtistUpdates. I'm afraid I have absolutely no experience with the logistics of this sort of contest and regret I am unable to take it on, given what I currently do towards WIR's overall statistics, running gender reports etc. I have, however, worked out how to create event pages using the new system and am happy to update redlists and proofread pages. Oronsay (talk) 01:12, 13 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hi Oronsay! Thanks for the response. Sorry I stated it poorly, but I wanted your opinion of moving the event, I did not mean to suggest you help monitor. Your plate is waaaay too full. That said, I have moved the event to July. WiR does love a challenge and we keeping kicking challenge/contest suggestions down the road because of the effort involved. I think it is time to try out the Fountain tool as a way of tallying entries. Gamaliel has graciously, in the past (years ago??), offered to walk me through setting it up and I will probably be asking for their help at the end of June. It will also be an opportunity to more fully understand how an event template spans months (July through September). I'll be pinging MSGJ for guidance on that as well. Thanks for the offer to participate in the page set up...you know we want/need you for that :) Best, --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 15:38, 13 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @WomenArtistUpdates: it's a great tool, and @Nattes à chat helped me a lot getting the tool set up for the Francophone Women Writers' Fortnight back in March so she might well have some tips as you set it up. I'm very happy to help out if I can too, although July will be a busy month for me due to a personal life event happening in August. Cheers, Chocmilk03 (talk) 04:02, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Very helpful having someone with recent experience of the tool. Don't worry, @Chocmilk03, the setting up and prep will be in June, prior to July commencement. Oronsay (talk) 08:43, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Oh this is so great, I look forward to it. I did not really understand what you wanted me to do @WomenArtistUpdates ? Nattes à chat (talk) 22:40, 19 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hi Nattes à chat! My ping to you is to invite you to help with this event. Whatever your strengths: coding, admin, proof-reading, redlist creation, or just your knowledge from the last translation event. I am thinking the group should all touch base about this in early June. Best, --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 18:44, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Fine I understand. This would be my first time ever helping WIR in organuzing so I look forward to it. I know how to set up a fountain tool so I can help with that. Nattes à chat (talk) 19:29, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hi @Nattes à chat, help with the Fountain tool would be great. We all be pinged mid-June to get to work on the July events and your assistance will be appreciated. Oronsay (talk) 20:31, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    starting to list draft text for translation contest.
    Draft text holding area: 
    

    --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 00:32, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    • In July 2024, for the second time we are embarking on a three-month translation contest or "translatathon" focused on the translation of biographies of women from other language versions of Wikipedia. For each of the three months, July, August and September, there will be virtual awards for the top three contributors of acceptable new translated articles as well as awards for totals over the full three months. If they wish, contributors may translate from the same foreign language throughout the contest. (Translations from English into other languages are not acceptable for this contest.)
    • In line with other Wikipedia contests, articles must have at least 160 words or 1,000 characters of running text (excluding references, lists, boxes and headings) and should have at least two reliable secondary references (three for biographies of living people). Articles translated from shorter versions in other languages will qualify only if they are extended to meet these requirements.

    [edit]

    WiR Translation Contest 2022 logo

    Barnstars[edit]

    Barnstars for Translation Contest- not valid without signature :)

    • General thanks - anyone can use & honorable mentions
    Women in Red Translation Contest
    Thank you for your additions July 2024


    • First Place - gold star
    Women in Red Translation Contest
    ** articles First Place July 2024 Congratulations!


    • Second Place - Silver star
    Women in Red Translation Contest
    ** articles Second Place July 2024 Congratulations!


    • Third Place - Bronze star
    Women in Red Translation Contest contest
    ** articles Third Place July 2024 Congratulations!

    Annual[edit]

    • Summer sports
    Hi everybody. From July 22th to September 22th will took place (on line) the Wiki Loves Sport 2024 campaign ideated and organized by WikiDonne since 2019 to write about sport-related topics on the Wikimedia projects. The campaign will cover the whole period of Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and to write . Till now, other affiliates signed to participate (COD, WMFR, CMW). As I'm setting the sitenotice banner, I would be happy to know that someone from WiR can participate, so I can also add en as language. In case, the Who? section is the place to add the link to the page in enwiki, the Affiliates or groups is the place for the logo and here is the campaign in Dashboard for the metrics (just create a new program starting from this campaign). Thank you. Camelia (talk) 14:38, 13 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Above copied here from Events talk page by Oronsay (talk) 20:32, 14 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Aug 2024[edit]

    Annual[edit]

    Translation contest 2024 July, August, September[edit]

    Sep 2024[edit]

    Annual[edit]

    • Writers (with WP:WPWW est. 30 Aug 2014)


    Translation contest 2024 July, August, September[edit]

    Geofocus: Islands A - H[edit]

    Islands A, B & C was suggested for May on the WIR Talk page, but held over due to our annual collaboration on CEE Women. If we go ahead with all the above events, it makes five, plus our two year-long ones. Is this too many?--Oronsay (talk) 20:17, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Have we done islands before or do redlists etc. need to be created? Is there an existing list of islands? Sorry, I missed the original suggestion and cant find it on the talk page now, probably been archived. --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 20:09, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    This is still on the suggestion list, but as of the 13th, no responses on content creation. Anyone want to own this? --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 15:40, 13 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I suggested "islands" but I don't think we've ever done it before. It was just a passing idea so no worries if it doesn't gain traction. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:36, 15 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Looking through our Wikidata Redlists, the following exist: A, B & C: American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cape Verde, Cook Islands, Cuba and Cyprus. It was suggested that the big island I live on (Australia) should not be included, but perhaps women from islands (Kangaroo Island, Thursday Island, Tasmania and so on) could be added under the appropriate letter – no redlists exist for these. Ditto, for Shetland Islands and very many others. For D, E & F: Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Faroe Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia. For G, H & I: Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Haiti, Hong Kong, Iceland. For J, K & L: Jamaica, Japan, Kiribati seem to be the only ones. M, N & O: Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Isle of Man, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Federal States of Micronesia, Montserrat, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Cyprus, Northern Mariana Islands. For P, Q & R: Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Rodrigues. S, T & U: Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu. V, U, W, X, Y & Z: Vanuatu – so we may need to make it S–Z. There are also many islands to be found in the following crowd-sourced lists prepared for the 2017 World Contest: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Europe and Oceania. I also thought of Hawaii, for which there is a Wikidata list for Notable Women of Hawaii (dictionary). We could also make it A–F; G–L; M–R and S–Z, if preferred. Oronsay (talk) 07:36, 15 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Oronsay: That's a very helpful analysis, thanks! PamD 14:26, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Oronsay @PamD@WomenArtistUpdates@RosiestepHow about splitting Islands into three and doing it Sept/Oct/Nov? Those months seem to more sparse with ideas (for now). Somehting like A-H, I-P, then Q-Z? Lajmmoore (talk) 16:32, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Lajmmoore, Oronsay, PamD, and WomenArtistUpdates: - Good idea. If we find that it's a hit, we could always repeat it next year split into 4, or 6 groupings. Likewise, we could do something similar (split by alphabet) with countries ... in 2025? --Rosiestep (talk) 15:24, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Alphabet by month
    Month Letters
    Sept A - H
    Oct I-P
    Nov Q-Z

    Oct 2024[edit]

    Annual[edit]


    Geofocus: Islands I-P[edit]

    Alphabet by month
    Month Letters
    Sept A-H
    Oct I-P
    Nov Q-Z

    Nov 2024[edit]

    Annual[edit]

    • Wiki Asia Month


    Geofocus: Islands Q-Z[edit]

    Alphabet by month
    Month Letters
    Sept A-H
    Oct I-P
    Nov Q-Z

    Dec 2024[edit]

    Annual[edit]

    • Religion
    • Winter sports
    • Women who died in 202x

    Tip of the Month[edit]

    Table of annual events/collaborations[edit]

    Month Annual event considerations
    January
    • Public Domain (Public Domain Day, 1 Jan)
    • Women who died in 202x
    • Education (International Day of Education, 24 January[1])
    February
    March
    • Artists+Activists (with Art+Feminism)
    • Folklore
    • #VisibleWikiWomen (photos/Wikimedia Commons; with Whose Knowledge?)
    April
    May
    • CEE women (with CEE User Group)
    June
    July
    • Sports
    August
    September
    • Writers (with WP:WPWW est. 30 Aug 2014)
    October
    November
    • Politics
    • Wiki Asia Month
    December
    • Religion
    • Women who died in 202x

    Potential/Suggestions[edit]

    Starting over as of Dec 2023 see Potential/Suggestions Archive. Bring back any ideas for reconsideration. --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 01:46, 28 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

    Geofocus ideas[edit]

    Non-geofocus ideas[edit]

    Ideas page administration[edit]

    Common tasks for each event.
    This list is incomplete. Please add to it
    .
    • identify sponsors and/or WikiProject hosts
    • create list of potential participants, including active editors from the area(s) to be covered
    • create editathon banner
    • create/find editathon icon
    • develop the WiR redlist, find related redlink lists
    • create meetup page, completing sections on
    • "Add these to articles" (stub templates, applicable categories, useful lists)
    • "Add these to article talkpages" (WikiProject banners, editathon banner for the event)
    • create the invite
    • distribute the invite
    • develop social media campaign (FB, Twitter)
    • We haven't been doing this but it would be great if we had a social media volunteer
    • add Authority Control if missing to all the articles created during the event
    • double-check each article for categories
    • double-check each article for talkpage banners
    • create the thank you and/or barnstar
    • develop a list of contributors (overlaps to some degree with registered participants)
    • distribute the thank you and/or barnstar after the event to the contributors
    • create Wikidata entry if none exists

    Checklist for updates of virtual meetups[edit]

    This section is purely administrative. It is not about the ongoing discussions of topics.

    WiR generally has a variety of monthly, quarterly and annual events. WiR also sends out an “invitation” to its registered participants notifying them of those events. This is an effort to list tasks associated with the administrative tasks of updating and adding pages. We will be maintaining this list to assist with Quality Assurance. This is a working document and should be maintained to reflect current bast practices. WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 16:52, 18 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

    As of March 2024 we are working with a new set of cascading templates. Because the template speak to each other the preview of the template might not be as expected. For example 302 might look like 304. Additionally some pages won't preview correctly unless the editor purges the page to update the cache.

    The interrelated templates allow us to make changes and pages once, without updating new and past events throughout the WiR ecosystem. This will ultimately reduce mistakes, bad directs, and misinformation. The coders involved are watching these pages to ensure they work correctly. March 2024 is the first iteration. If direction are not clear it is the drafter's fault - not the coders, so please be gentle.

    This is a working document and should be maintained to reflect current bast practices. --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 21:43, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Basic overview of tasks using March 2024 as a guide[edit]

    Each month there will be new events and ongoing events

    YEAR-LONG INITIATIVES
    #1day1woman 2024 
    ** Event #293: #1day1woman #1day1woman 
    Education  - Year long initiative 
    ** Event #294:  Education Year long initiative Education Year long initiative 
    
    NEW - Alphabet run Q & R 
    * Alphabet run Q & R
    ** Event #299: Alphabet run Q & R
    
    NEW -  Women's History Month | Art+Feminism  - 260 as go by
    * Art+Activism
    ** Event #300: Art+Feminism Green tickY
    
    NEW -   Find Her  
    *  Find Her  
    ** Event #301: Find Her Green tickY
    
    ANNOUNCEMENTS (EVENTS FACILITATED BY OTHERS) 
    * All content gender gap events, in every language Wikipedia, in March 2024
    * Francophone Women★ Writers Fortnight 2024
    * Feminism and Folklore 2024
    
    INVITATION: 
    * Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Outreach/2024#March 2024 Green tickY
    ** logo 
    
    COMING UP:
    * Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women_in_Red/Events 
    TIP OF THE MONTH:
    * When creating a new article be sure to check various spellings, including birth name, married names and pseudonyms, to be sure an article doesn't already exist. Green tickY
    

    (For ongoing re-write of instruction Archived: Basic overview of tasks using March 2021 as a guide)[edit]

    NEW
    * Art+Activism
    ** Event page: Art+Activism 
    ** Talkpage template: Template:WIR-192
    * VisibleWikiWomen
    ** Event page: VisibleWikiWomen
    ** Talkpage template: Template:WIR-193 
    CONTEST (Jan/Feb/Mar)
    * Africa
    ** Event page: Africa
    ** Talkpage template: Template:WIR-186
    CONTINUING
    ** Women's rights
    **Template:WIR-188
    ** #1day1woman2021
    ** Template:WIR-184 & Template:WIR-00-2021 
    INVITATION: 
    * Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Outreach/2021#March 2021
    

    General ideas for improving Women in Red[edit]

    This section provides room for suggesting and discussing more general improvements to the project. There are no limitations here but topics could include membership, contests, collaboration, promotion and future expectations. Feel free to come forward with anything you think would make the project more effective.

    Technical[edit]

    Looking for feedback on the new version at Template:Women in Red navigation/sandbox — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 19:50, 31 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @MSGJ: This looks good to me, however is there anyway to have the "Past events" in reverse chronological order so it would start with most recent past and end with 2015? --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 21:36, 2 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    MSGJ - (1) Agree with WomenArtistUpdates regarding recommendation about the "Past events" in reverse chronological order so it would start with most recent past. (2) I'm curious regarding "Recently completed" events; why not just put the March events into the "Past events"? --Rosiestep (talk) 21:49, 2 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Yes, recently completed can be merged into past events. The reason I did this is that they are kept separate on Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Events so I was following that. I guess at the start of April, editors are still working on March events so a more prominent link is helpful? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:02, 3 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Yes of course. I actually did this already on the live template — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 08:59, 3 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    One biography a week[edit]

    Not many of us are able to write a new article every day but most of us should be in a position to create one biography a week. How about making this a subsection of #1day1woman, starting in January 2024? Each participant could have a separate slot in which their new biographies could be listed. There would be no need for biographies to meet specific criteria such as minimum length but all new articles should meet normal standards of acceptance. We could provide virtual awards for those who manage to continue for three months (with at least 13 articles), six months (26 articles), nine months (39 articles) and for the whole of 2024 (52 articles). Participants should of course be able to create and list more than one new biography a week if they wish but everyone should try to create at least one per week. If contributors are able to keep this up, I believe it could have a significant effect on how we progress. There should be no need to participate from the beginning of January. Participants could join whenever they want and simply calculate periods of three months from the date of their first addition. Is this workable as it is or does anyone have other suggestions?--Ipigott (talk) 10:43, 9 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

    @Ipigott: I really like this idea, especially the awards for different lengths of time (it's a lot easier to commit for three months and then keep going!). I'd be keen to commit to #1week1woman :) Chocmilk03 (talk) 20:57, 10 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
    This idea is really attractive to me. Doing 1 article a day is just not workable for my schedule, especially since my free time to edit is largely just on the weekends. But managing one women's biography a week seems way more doable. I wholeheartedly support this proposal. SilverserenC 21:05, 10 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
    @Ipigott: Just jumping in to say: I like this idea too. I haven't managed to carve out much time for article creation in a long while, and I'd really like to get back to that in 2024. One biography a week sounds doable (at least for a portion of the year!). Alanna the Brave (talk) 20:22, 19 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
    @Ipigott: Hey there! Completely agree, this is a fantastic idea. A biography a day is daunting and for the majority of us unrealistic, but an article a week I would be more than happy to sign up for. ChairMex (talk) 19:59, 10 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    #1week1woman? Should it be a separate event? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 13:59, 11 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I still think this would be better set up as a separate event, so they can be tracked separetely. Happy to set this up e.g. on 305 if people think that is a good idea. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 10:33, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @MSGJ: I think we should set this up! Count me in. ChairMex (talk) 19:59, 10 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    • ChairMex: It ran successfully from January to March as part of #1day1woman and is continuing from April to June here. It would be disruptive to make it a separate event at this stage. I hope you will join in as soon as possible. Please let me know if you run into any difficulties.--Ipigott (talk) 05:44, 11 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Are we in touch with what events the world wants WiR to facilitate?[edit]

    In a recent discussion on my talkpage with Ipigott regarding WiR events, I asked, ... I'm also curious if we aren't in touch with what events the world wants us to facilitate... I suggested 3 quarterly campaigns for later this year: social influencers (Apr, May, June), sports (Jul, Aug, Sep), politics (Oct, Nov, Dec). There were also other salient points made in that section of my talkpage. Ian suggested that I shift the proposal regarding the 3 quarterly campaigns here. So, What do you think? --Rosiestep (talk) 19:46, 8 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I think these three-month opportunities could serve as an important additional attraction. Contributors will have time to become familiar with the background and will be able to write about women who are gaining significance in the modern world. Many of our younger contributors should find the topics more in line with their interests than those requiring an interest in history. While I don't often write BLPs, I look forward, for example, to writing about notable TikTokers and YouTubers. It will be interesting to see if there is wider support for this venture.--Ipigott (talk) 09:29, 10 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    New editor retention[edit]

    As a general follow-up to a chat at my user talkpage with Ipigott about mentoring new contributors and ideas related to incentives to improve participation, I don't really have specifics to offer, but instead a few general perspectives to perhaps consider.

    My perspective is based on how as an attorney, I became familiar with what is known as 'client-centered lawyering' (brief example overview: Client Centered Lawyering: An Avenue for Change, Aqdas Khudadad, October 12, 2022, University of Cincinnati Legal Clinic), and later in my M.Ed program, 'student-centered teaching' (there are a variety of monikers for this practice) (brief example overview: Student-Centered Learning: In Principle and in Practice (Christa Green and Christopher Harrington, July 20, 2020, Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute). Ipigott, not to put you on the spot too much, but you seem to take what could be considered an 'editor-centered mentoring' approach, and I think this is a solid foundation upon which further efforts could be developed.

    There is substantial research literature available on these subjects that may be helpful to review and adapt for new editor support and retention purposes. I use the term "retention" intentionally because of its use in the education field as a metric, so this may be a helpful keyword.

    On a more specific note, maybe it would be helpful for new editors to have access to reflections from editors with more experience, about what it was like to be a new editor, what they wish they knew/what was a surprise to learn, and strategies that helped for coping with challenges. For this Wikiproject, perhaps we could tailor reflections to also include a focus related to writing about women. Beccaynr (talk) 19:24, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    @Beccaynr: I am a relatively new editor and I still feel uneasy in this space, I would really appreciate the 'editor-centered mentoring' approach you talk about!. ChairMex (talk) 19:59, 10 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]