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The Core Contest is a six-week contest focusing on improving Wikipedia's most important and most viewed articles. Cash prizes will be awarded. The next (eleventh) contest will place from April 15 to May 31 2023... Entries at Wikipedia:The Core Contest/Entries.
WikiProject Women in Green are hosting their fourth
Good Article (GA) Editathon from June 1 to 30, 2023. Participants are invited to improve articles about women or women's works (e.g., books, films) and gain experience in the GA peer review process as either a nominator or reviewer. Both new and experienced editors are welcome – resources and one-on-one support will be provided. Participants are eligible for a barnstar at the end of the event.
Monthly or continuous events
Monthly contest, WikiProject Military history. The contest department of the Military history WikiProject aims to motivate increased quality in military history articles by offering a form of friendly competition for project members making improvements to them. The primary contest available is a simple rolling competition that awards points for improving articles. The contest runs from the first to last day of each month.
The 100,000 Challenge. The quest to bring about 100,000 article improvements and creations globally through a series of 50,000/10,000/1000 Challenges for different regions and countries. This is a loose challenge, a list will not be maintained here, but the components will function independently on each of the subpages. Will be updated every week or two.
The 50,000 Destubbing Challenge is a long term challenge to destub 50,000 articles on English Wikipedia for every country and topic. It may take decades to accomplish, it may take ten years, it all depends on how many people actively contribute.
WikiProject Skiing and Snowboarding is currently being revived from inactive status and is looking for interested participants to join. Many articles under the project scope are in need of improvement/updates, and assessment needs to be worked on. The project is also currently being restructured, so any input is welcome!
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Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you.
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Citations can once again be added automatically from ISBNs, thanks to Zotero's ISBN searches. The current data sources are the Library of Congress (United States), the Bibliothèque nationale de France (French National Library), and K10plus ISBN (German repository). Additional data source searches can be
proposed to Zotero. The ISBN labels in the
VisualEditor Automatic tab will reappear later this week.
For a few days earlier this month, the "Add interlanguage link" item in the Tools menu did not work properly. This has now been fixed.
Changes later this week
new version of MediaWiki will be on test wikis and MediaWiki.org from 30 May. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis and some Wikipedias from 31 May. It will be on all wikis from 1 June (
VisualEditor will be switched to a new backend on
medium wikis this week. Large wikis will follow in the coming weeks. This is part of the effort to move Parsoid into MediaWiki core. The change should have no noticeable effect on users, but if you experience any slow loading or other strangeness when using VisualEditor, please report it on the phabricator ticket linked here.