Wikipedia:Wikipedia Asian Month

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Wikipedia Asian Month
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Wikipedia Asian Month is an online Edit-a-thon. Its purpose is to increase understanding among Asian Wikipedia communities. It takes place through November 2017. The purpose of Asian Month at Simple English Wikipedia is to have more quality articles about Asian countries.

As a symbol of friendship, each person who creates at least 4 articles that meet the requirements will receive a specially designed Wikipedia postcard. The postcard will come from another participating country.

Wikipedians who create the most articles on each Wikipedia will be honored as "Wikipedia Asian Ambassadors".

Wikipedia Asian Month 2017 is over. Thanks to all those who contributed and organized!


In brief: New Article, about Asia, good quality, 3,000 bytes and 300 words minimum, created during November 2017, and not a list.

In specific:

  • The article must be newly created between November 1, 2017 0:00 (UTC) and November 30, 2017 23:59 (UTC).
  • The article must be in simple language.
  • The article should be at least 3,000 characters and at least about 300 words long. Only characters/words in the text count. Characters do not count if they are in infoboxes, navigational boxes, tables, images and captions, wikimarkup, references, etc.
  • The article must meet requirements for notability.
  • The article must have enough references. Doubtful or controversial statements in the article should be verifiable by the references listed in that article.
  • The article is not machine translated. It must have an appropriate language style.
  • There are no maintenance templates in the article, and none should be needed.
  • The article is not a list. Exception: an article that becomes a Featured List counts. (Optional, only applied in those Wikipedia which has Features Lists.)
  • The article is informative
  • The article is about an Asian country or region. See the Q&A for more information on acceptable topics.
  • Articles submitted by an organizer need to be checked by other organizers.


  • In the end, human juror(s) from local Wikipedia will determine whether an article is accepted or not.
  • If you created 4 articles that meet the requirements, you will receive a WAM postcard from one of the Asian communities.
  • Wikipedia Asian Ambassadors will receive a signed Certificate from Asian Affiliates, and another postcard. See Q&A for more information.


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