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Andrew Cockburn
post May 11 2008, 02:09 PM
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Wiki Writers Competition

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It gives me great pleasure to announce the latest GMC competition - a Wiki Writers Competition! This competition will run until the end of June, so we have a larger budget and some fabulous prizes!

First place will receive a:



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Pandora PX5D
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Second place will receive a:



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Pandora PX4D
Just the same as Muris uses!


Third place will receive a:



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Boss DD3 Digital Delay Pedal
Boost your solo sound or sound like U2!




The aim of the competition is to get as many high quality articles accepted into the Wiki as possible, so we will be emphasising quality AND quantity!

The rules and operation are as follows:

  1. Each entrant can submit as many articles as he or she wants
  2. When your article is complete, start a thread on the Wiki Writers board with a title like "WikiWriters Entry : <Name of your article>". Include a link to the article in the text of the first post
  3. These threads can be used by others to discuss your article (thats always the fun part!)
  4. Articles entered on the WikiWriters board will be judged by the seniors, and given a grade between 1 and 5
  5. An article that scores less than 3 won't be considered a valid entry and won't contribute towards your competition score
  6. Since we are after quality as well as quantity, each article may by request be regraded one time. If you have worked to improve your article, you may request a regrade by starting a new thread for the article and marking it "WikiWriters Regrade : <name of your article> and again include a link inthe text of the first post. If your grade is improved, the additional points will be added to your overall competition score.
  7. You may elect to improve existing Wiki articles, in which case a couple of additional points apply:
    1. Make sure you call out the fact that you are improving an existing article make your thread read WikiWriters Improvement: <Name of your article>
    2. The mark you will get will be treated as a regrade - e.g. you will only get points for the improvement not the whole article. We can use Wiki facilities to see excatly what you have changed and how much you have added so that part is all above board and easy to see.
  8. We will have a leaderboard in the Wiki so people can keep track of how their competition is doing, and make further efforts to improve their own score
  9. Articles that duplicate entries already in the Wiki will be disqualified
  10. Entries can be on any guitar related subject - Gear, Players, Bands, Theory, GMC etc!
  11. Absolutely no copyright violations or plaguarism will be tolerated - any evidence of this and the perpetrator will be disqualified (we have ways to check)
  12. The Judges Decision is Final
  13. No Cash or alternative prizes will be offered
  14. In the event of a tie, a tiebreaker activity will be emplyed to break the deadlock.

Here are a couple of examples:

This article is good enough to get a 5. A lot of info here, good structure, uese the official article layout.

This article would rate a 1. As you can see, there is no picture, bad organisation, no headings and very few facts, no discography, etc, etc, etc.

An important part of gaining a high score is the use of official article templates - there is some information on how to use them here. Articles submitted that don't use the template will be graded 2 or below!

Don't forget that 5 quality articles qualify you for a WikiWriters badge!

So lets start writing Wiki articles, and may the best Wiki:er win!

Addendum:

In order to reward exceptional articles, all current articles will be re-read, and those of a standard higher than 5 will be regraded as "5+". For now that is the only change, and the score board will remain the same. However, at the end of the competition, all 5+ articles will be awarded an additional unlimited bonus score. This gives us room to recognise extraordinary entries when judged against the rest of the entries.


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post May 15 2008, 02:28 PM
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I didn't even see this thread. I shall definitely take part smile.gif I will write some articles over this weekend and keep going smile.gif


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Andrew Cockburn
post May 15 2008, 02:29 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ May 15 2008, 09:28 AM) *
I didn't even see this thread. I shall definitely take part smile.gif I will write some articles over this weekend and keep going smile.gif


I only made it visible 2 minutes ago - you are quick on the draw OC!


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Acoustic Guitars : Taylor 816ce, Martin D-15, Line6 Variax Acoustic 300 Nylon
Effects : Line6 Helix, Keeley Modded Boss DS1, Keeley Modded Boss BD2, Keeley 4 knob compressor, Keeley OxBlood
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post May 15 2008, 02:31 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ May 15 2008, 02:29 PM) *
I only made it visible 2 minutes ago - you are quick on the draw OC!

lol. Fair enough. I'm easily confused biggrin.gif


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Chris Evans
post May 15 2008, 02:34 PM
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whoops sorry , shoulda bumped this earlier, fantastic competition, with awesome prizes!!!

Come on guys get wiki`ing!!


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post May 15 2008, 02:37 PM
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QUOTE (Smells @ May 15 2008, 09:34 AM) *
whoops sorry , shoulda bumped this earlier, fantastic competition, with awesome prizes!!!


Nah, I bumped it as soon as I made it visible about 10 minutes ago! I guess prepping the competition and hiding it is confusing, I'll do it differently next time!


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Acoustic Guitars : Taylor 816ce, Martin D-15, Line6 Variax Acoustic 300 Nylon
Effects : Line6 Helix, Keeley Modded Boss DS1, Keeley Modded Boss BD2, Keeley 4 knob compressor, Keeley OxBlood
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post May 15 2008, 02:37 PM
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Cool prizes and a good competition.
I'm waiting for some entries guys tongue.gif


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post May 15 2008, 02:39 PM
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wow i'm really bad at writting articles, i'll try doing my best ... smile.gif
and can't wait to see some entries


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post May 15 2008, 02:51 PM
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Great competition, I would love to write a couple of articles but I don't if my lack of vocabulary would led my write something good, I will try tho.


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post May 15 2008, 02:59 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ May 15 2008, 02:37 PM) *
Nah, I bumped it as soon as I made it visible about 10 minutes ago! I guess prepping the competition and hiding it is confusing, I'll do it differently next time!



phew, couldnt believe I`d missed it that badly laugh.gif


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post May 15 2008, 03:19 PM
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QUOTE (coffeeman @ May 15 2008, 09:51 AM) *
Great competition, I would love to write a couple of articles but I don't if my lack of vocabulary would led my write something good, I will try tho.


Content is more important than vocabulary! The great thing about a Wiki is that others can make corrections, so you can concentrate on some killer content and it can be edited later smile.gif

As a general note, I would like to encourage everyone, regardless of whether or not they are Native English speakers to have a go at this - the Seniors will be looking at overall standards, not specifically at language.


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Effects : Line6 Helix, Keeley Modded Boss DS1, Keeley Modded Boss BD2, Keeley 4 knob compressor, Keeley OxBlood
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post May 15 2008, 03:42 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ May 15 2008, 09:19 AM) *
Content is more important than vocabulary! The great thing about a Wiki is that others can make corrections, so you can concentrate on some killer content and it can be edited later smile.gif

As a general note, I would like to encourage everyone, regardless of whether or not they are Native English speakers to have a go at this - the Seniors will be looking at overall standards, not specifically at language.



Awesome Andrew , I will give it a shot.


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post May 15 2008, 03:46 PM
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To bad I can't entry my already written wiki articles biggrin.gif I already wrote five tongue.gif

Nice challenge! I'll try to make more, and maybe not win but get the wiki writer emblem!!


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post May 15 2008, 03:49 PM
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Great competition! Are there any information how you're supposed to do when you want to write your article?
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post May 15 2008, 03:54 PM
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QUOTE (coffeeman @ May 15 2008, 01:51 PM) *
Great competition, I would love to write a couple of articles but I don't if my lack of vocabulary would led my write something good, I will try tho.


I agree with Andrew. Aa an example, a very informative list on bands or guitarist with links and images could qualify for top score! biggrin.gif Or how about a very thoroughly written lesson plan with links, scale images etc

So no need for perfect English (If that was requirement I'd be banned from the wiki long ago! unsure.gif )

QUOTE (axelsson @ May 15 2008, 02:49 PM) *
Great competition! Are there any information how you're supposed to do when you want to write your article?


Yes - follow the links given by Andrew in the opening post! smile.gif (or check this)


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post May 15 2008, 03:57 PM
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I've already started with a slide guitar wiki article biggrin.gif


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post May 15 2008, 04:08 PM
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cheers Kris
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post May 15 2008, 04:36 PM
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Andrew has now inserted the leaderboard on the wiki frontpage - this will be a cool way to keep track of what's happening!

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page


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post May 15 2008, 04:46 PM
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It took me 2 hours to write one article lol. I thought they would be easy but to do it well takes a while smile.gif


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post May 15 2008, 04:48 PM
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Do the two articles I've allready written in the last two days count? =)
I got a load of bands and stuff to write about yet, so I'll be taking part ^^

(By the way, I thought we had to write 5 articles to get a badge, not 3 as stated in the first post?)



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