User talk:AJona1992/Collaboration

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Request[change source]

I have been thinking about creating a team effort project that we all can collaborate in. The project is about expanding WP:VITAL articles (and other articles not listed but are of importance in life) to WP:VGA status. An encyclopedia should be a place where people can get comprehensive information about a topic of choice, and since Simple contains mostly stub articles, I think its time to worry more about adding information then creating stubs that drive newcomers away to English Wikipedia. I've been thinking about having a two-month (December 1, 2011 - February 1, 2012) long drive called "Very Good Article Drive" (VGAD) and separating topics into groups. For an example: (these are just examples of articles that would be considered in the list; furthermore, we don't need 4 groups if consensus agree)

These groups could have a min of 3 users (per group) who work together in expanding the articles in their group to VGA status. However, users who work in a group can't work at another since that would be violating WP:NPOV. At the end of the drive, each group must review other groups articles and gather consensus on weather or not the article meets the criteria; this can lower chances that articles will remain at the nominations for a very long time. This isn't a "project" that needs its own page here, moreover, this team effort is just a collaboration to get vital articles to VGA status. One of the benefits of this are; (1) working as a team (2) building Simple Wikipedia as an encyclopedia (3) gaining viewership and users who aren't acquainted with Simple to join and best of all (4) it'll be fun :-) (my PoV) So what do you guys think? If you are interested in helping just say which group you would like to join. Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 22:50, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Comments[change source]

Group 1 because my strength is with music-related articles. Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 22:50, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Why not, if it can help? Group 2, although the comment about NPOV sounds like nonsense to me. Yottie =talk= 10:00, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
I crossed it off. Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 16:36, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
Who decides which articles go in which groups? Do we vote? (talk) 16:49, 1 December 2011 (UTC) DJDunsie (talk) 16:50, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
The idea of collaboration sounds like a good idea to me. Not sure which group I'd go with, though. I'll have a think... -Orashmatash- 16:53, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
Well I'm not sure, but once we have enough users to work as a team for one group maybe they can pick which four to work on. Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 18:29, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. Shall we sign somewhere if we're interested, to get a head count? DJDunsie (talk) 19:10, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
Well you can just bold which group you would like to collaborate with similar to what I and Yottie did. best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 19:13, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
  • I'm very much a baseball enthusiast, and some time ago, PBP and I were thinking about rewriting the article since it's in awful shape. Although he's not around right now, obviously, I still could try to take it on. It may just need to be written almost from scratch, frankly. It's not an easy sport to explain. Kansan (talk) 19:43, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
Well you wont be doing it alone. Users in the Sports group would help out :-) Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 20:03, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Okay, I think its time to start this team effort! Since there are only 5 users who are wiling to do this project, we can first start off as a single group. Lets nominate which five (5) articles (each user picks one) we would like to work on and take it from there. How is this? I'll go ahead and choose an article first.

Now that you have your participants, how about moving this to your userspace? --Auntof6 (talk) 21:14, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Nominations[change source]

  1. Rock music (GA on enWP) — Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 21:05, 4 December 2011 (UTC)
  2. User:DJDunsie/Solar System (FA on enWP) — DJDunsie (talk) 11:16, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
  3. Leonardo da Vinci (GA on enWP) — Yottie =talk= 16:29, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
  4. Big Bang (FA on EN). -Orashmatash- 13:48, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Which article should we edit first?[change source]

Which article should we start editing? Please reply so we can start 'cause I'm ready :-) Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 23:31, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

How about your article because you came up with the idea in the first place. DJDunsie (talk) 11:25, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I don't mind that. Yottie =talk= 12:08, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
Do note however, that we'll have to start from scratch, as so far, the article here redirects to Rock n' roll. Yottie =talk= 12:10, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
That's not a problem, but the thing is, should be assign users to which sections they should work on? For example someone can do two-three sections each (depending on how big the article is). Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 16:47, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
Sounds good, but we need to get a plan organised first. We should probably all work on the introduction too. We also need to remember that simple is shorter. The unnecessary detail can stay at en.WP. DJDunsie (talk) 12:30, 28 December 2011 (UTC)
Agreed with DJDunsie. --Orashmatash (talk) 14:42, 28 December 2011 (UTC)
So we should all get a paragraph to work on? Since there are four paragraphs we all can start off with one. Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 16:16, 28 December 2011 (UTC)
I'm happy with that. What are the paragraphs? DJDunsie (talk) 18:46, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

The lead of Rock music on enWP. Like I would have the first paragraph, then you guys can pick which para you would like to work on. I'll start today, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 18:48, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

Literally any, I don't mind. I'll take n°2, just to make things easier. Yottie =talk= 21:41, 29 December 2011 (UTC)
Oh ok, Yottie its your turn :-) I finished my first para. Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 13:50, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
Unfortunately, I'm realistically not going to have time to edit before Tuesday. If anyone wants to continue, I'd be happy to do some then. Yottie =talk= 18:42, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
I'll do 3 when I get time. DJDunsie (talk) 19:48, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
I'll do yours' Yottie if you like? Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 19:57, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
Okay, I've done Yottie's para. So once DJ finish his, Orashmatash can do the final para. Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 21:52, 31 December 2011 (UTC)
Sorry for being so late, I'd forgotten all about it. I'm beginning my paragraph now. I will begin my paragraph when ENWP comes back. Orashmatash (talk) 17:20, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
Eventually, my paragraph is complete. I'll get round to more simplification at some point. -Orashmatash (talk) 22:25, 30 January 2012 (UTC)