Wikipedia talk:Danny's contest/Danny's contest 2

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Can one "cheat" and expand an obvious stub that is unmarked, nonetheless? (I am thinking of Page table which screams for expansion). Dysprosia 06:16, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Yes. Danny 12:34, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Am I allowed to submit an article that I'm currently making major expansions to, but which I started expanding the day before the competition was announced? Joe D (t) 13:25, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Expanding on this, does expanding articles before this competition began count? I don't think so, but just wanted to make sure. Johnleemk | Talk 13:56, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I don't think so, since it says Specifically, the article should exist as a stub at the opening of this contest. Dysprosia 14:12, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Do CIA data dumps count? [[User:Neutrality|Neutrality (hopefully!)]] 18:38, Nov 14, 2004 (UTC)

Might it be a good idea to actually mention when the opening of this contest was? <KF> 20:33, Nov 14, 2004 (UTC)
One could take it to be the instantiation date of the page? Dysprosia 00:10, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)
The second contest started on the 14th of November 2004. Here is evidence. [[User:Squash|Squash (Talk)]] 21:07, Nov 15, 2004 (UTC)
Thank you for the evidence. As you can see above, I never said that there was no way of finding out when the contest started. What I tentatively suggested was to actually spell it out, which you have now done. Thank you again. <KF> 22:37, Nov 21, 2004 (UTC)
I was not so sure that this was the official opening date myself, however. Dysprosia 03:46, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Next contest[edit]

I personally hope that the next context will be a diagram contest (non-photographic illustrations for articles). Pleeeeease! :-) — David Remahl 07:58, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Are you implying you have already made a massive diagram before hand and plan on submitting it, if there is such a contest? :-)... Thought so [[User:Squash|Squash (Talk)]] 21:09, Nov 15, 2004 (UTC)
Yeah! And if you don't arrange such a competition I'll keep the diagram to my self. Muhahahah...So do it for the good of the Wiki if not for me and my T-shirt collection ;-). — David Remahl 21:33, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Actually, I think that is a great idea. By the way, if anyone has ideas for contests, let me know, please. Danny 01:48, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)


What does the "initial" in "(initial diff of expansion)" really mean? :-). I suspect everyone is using it just because the previous person used it, going back to dysprosia, who used it to mean that she (he?) would perhaps add more before the end of the contest. :-). � David Remahl 23:25, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)

She meant it to illustrate the initial expansion, demonstrating that the stub was indeed a stub before expansion and to illustrate the initial material added. Dysprosia 03:57, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)

What gives?[edit]

I thought the contest ended on the fourth - yet there are new entries still coming in. What gives? Grutness|hello? Grutness.jpg 00:09, 10 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Yes, thats what I also thought. [[User:Squash|Squash (Talk)]] 05:35, Dec 11, 2004 (UTC)
I was about to add a nom awhile ago, but didn't because it was past the deadline. Tuf-Kat 08:05, Dec 11, 2004 (UTC)

Can we expect a decision any time soon? Or at least an update as to where things stand? --Woggly 13:02, 12 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I was going to ask the same, but didn't want to appear impatient. :) Three of our judges will be/are at today's NYC meetup, so that might explain the delay. There's probably lots of planning involved in those things. And to be fair, there are a fair few submissions to judge. [Insert "haste makes waste" or similar banalities here.] -- Hadal 17:55, 12 Dec 2004 (UTC)
From where I write, 2005 starts in less than four hours. So let me be the first to wish you all a Happy New Year. I'm positive 2005 will be the year when the results of this contest are divulged. <KF> 19:20, Dec 31, 2004 (UTC)
Hope is the last thing to go. muriel@pt 19:45, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC)
It is now 2005... Squash 02:30, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I'll ask Danny. muriel@pt 15:54, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I think by now we've earned the right to whine. This contest was a great incentive for me to spend time expanding an article, not necessarily because I was hell-bent on winning, but because I was looking forward to getting some feedback and attention. The competitive aspect just added to the fun factor, and was a good answer to the "why am I wasting my time on these edits that nobody seems to care about or appreciate" lonely feeling I sometimes get here on Wikipedia. I'm glad I participated, because I'm rawther pleased with the result of my efforts. But I'm dissappointed that the judges have not responded yet. Not even just a little note to let us know we're remembered. This does not bode well for future contests, more's the pity. --Woggly 11:00, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I've spoken to Danny before on IRC, and he said it shouldn't be long soon, and he was held up/busy/etc because of the election. Not long now (I hope, geez ;) Dysprosia 11:04, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)

In his her whine, Woggly expresses very well what i feel. I'm glad Dysprosia managed to get some news. I was not so lucky because Danny ignored my question, or maybe he didnt see it. muriel@pt 11:09, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Ditto. Squash 03:04, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)


My apologies to all of the participants. The recent elections, which I oversaw, followed almost immediately by a personal, work-related crisis, sort of put the contest on the back-burner. I have asked all of the judges to review the material--all of which is great, by the way--and we will have our winners announced by this weekend, if not sooner. Once again, my apologies. Danny 22:18, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Great news. Squash 03:04, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)