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Fran
post Sep 5 2009, 01:03 PM
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Competition: Return of The Wiki Writers


Hi all! cool.gif

I'm happy to announce that, from this moment, a "classic" competition returns to GMC: "Return of the Wiki-Writers" will be running until the end of October!

Check the Scoreboard!

As many of you already know, this competition is based on our Guitar-Wiki and aims to create lots of new entries, so get your keyboards ready and share your articles with us! smile.gif

First Place will receive a:



VOX ToneLab ST

Tube power explosion!: 12AX7 tube circuitry, ASIO-compatible USB audio interface, 100 presets, Expression pedal & Multi-effects. How cool is that?



Second Place will receive a:



Fender Champion 600

5-watt all-tube tribute to a historic Fender amp with 50s “two-tone” looks. Higher-gain preamp circuit added to let the overdriven tone exceed that of the original, plus high or low gain inputs. Internal speaker jack enables use of a larger speaker cabinet too!



Third Place will receive a:



PocketPOD Express

Guitar multi effects processor featuring five historic amp models, six stunning effects, and an accurate built-in tuner. Get crystalline clean tones, scorching high-gain distortions and more from Pocket POD Express!





There's an old saying, "If it isn't broken, don't fix it", I believe that pretty much applies to last year's great wiki writers competition, so in this re-issue we are maintaining the original spirit, changing only the scoring system a bit to reward outstanding articles & keep the scoreboard updated from beginning to end, without having to add any extra points once the competition ends.

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 (that's always the fun part!)
  4. Articles entered on the WikiWriters board will be judged by the seniors/mods, and given a grade between 1 and 8
  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!, take a look at our Portals & Wiki Projects to find a source of inspiration!
  11. Absolutely no copyright violations or plagiarism 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.
  15. The competition ends October 31st at midnight (Central European Time)



As stated above, articles can be graded between 1 and 8 points. Here are some examples so that you know what to aim for:

This incomplete kind of article would rate a 1:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...iWritersExample

This one would rate a 5:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Arch_Enemy

This one would rate an 8:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...uce_Springsteen

Please understand this isn't an exact science, so take those articles as a reference. Browse this Wiki Forum to check last edition entries too, they are labeled "WikiWriters Entry" at their title smile.gif

Also note, an important part of gaining a high score is the use of correct wiki formatting, adding things such as category, pictures, titles, etc. See our Wiki Tutorial if you are in doubt, it's really easy!.

Remember that, on top of the competition prizes, 5 quality articles will qualify you for a WikiWriters badge! smile.gif

This post has been edited by Fran: Sep 15 2009, 06:16 PM


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post Sep 5 2009, 01:40 PM
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I might give this a go. The prizes are awesome. smile.gif
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Kristofer Dahl
post Sep 5 2009, 02:00 PM
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The prizes are beyond fantastic - I want all three of them!

The valvetronix technology has been killer all the times I have tried it - and that little tube amp could be used for anything: Killer studio tracks or just as an awe-inspiring practicing amp.

And I am sure the pocket pod needs no further introduction! It is capable of producing unbelievable sound quality.

Looks like our wiki will benefit from this cool.gif


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post Sep 5 2009, 02:13 PM
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Without Fran participating in this competition, there might be a chance of actually winning the first price!

(I was ranked 3rd in the last Wiki competition, just a few points behind the second place while Fran was ranked first with a gigantic number of points ahead and over 100 written articles...)


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post Sep 5 2009, 02:17 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Sep 5 2009, 09:13 AM) *
Without Fran participating in this competition, there might be a chance of actually winning the first price!

(I was ranked 3rd in the last Wiki competition, just a few points behind the second place while Fran was ranked first with a gigantic number of points ahead and over 100 written articles...)



I think you are the favorite going into this Zakk smile.gif


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post Sep 5 2009, 02:25 PM
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I don't know if I can find the time to participate this time sad.gif

I am starting with University this month...


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Fran
post Sep 5 2009, 02:37 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Sep 5 2009, 03:13 PM) *
Without Fran participating in this competition, there might be a chance of actually winning the first price!

(I was ranked 3rd in the last Wiki competition, just a few points behind the second place while Fran was ranked first with a gigantic number of points ahead and over 100 written articles...)


laugh.gif I had a blast last year with this competition smile.gif Hehe

Go for it guys, this competition is all about creating nice articles, all you need is a keyboard and motivation to talk about your favourite bands, equipment, guitarists...

Many days we waste 20 minutes watching some worthless TV program etc., just take that time to make articles and anyone can easily win this one smile.gif

Looking forward to those entries!



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post Sep 5 2009, 10:52 PM
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Man, those prizes are awesome! That Fender Champ makes me want to subscribe as a member and burn out the Wiki biggrin.gif


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post Sep 5 2009, 11:54 PM
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Awesome prizes!!!! Why is there not anymore buzz going on in this thread? unsure.gif laugh.gif I'm sure this will bring some fantastic material to the Wiki and yeah, I think ZW should be a heavy favorite if he has time with his studies. Good luck to all! smile.gif


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post Sep 6 2009, 12:00 AM
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Great competition and prizes man

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post Sep 6 2009, 10:05 AM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Sep 5 2009, 03:13 PM) *
Without Fran participating in this competition, there might be a chance of actually winning the first price!

(I was ranked 3rd in the last Wiki competition, just a few points behind the second place while Fran was ranked first with a gigantic number of points ahead and over 100 written articles...)

hahaha...ha...GRRRR.... laugh.gif laugh.gif

Can wiki portal admins participate? I'll just change some names, delete some articles which I find to good to compete against.... laugh.gif just kidding ofcourse!

Ow Fran.... I won't put every new article on the main page with "new article" because that would be 20 articles a day wink.gif


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post Sep 6 2009, 12:18 PM
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QUOTE (kaznie_NL @ Sep 6 2009, 11:05 AM) *
Can wiki portal admins participate? ...


Of course Kaz, go for it! smile.gif


QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Sep 5 2009, 11:52 PM) *
Man, those prizes are awesome! That Fender Champ makes me want to subscribe as a member and burn out the Wiki biggrin.gif


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post Sep 6 2009, 12:30 PM
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Awesome prizes, that's for sure smile.gif

Good luck to all who enter, looking forward to the results biggrin.gif
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post Sep 6 2009, 01:37 PM
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This is awesome, prizes are excellent, shame i'm rubbish at wiki articles do my movie posters and wallpapers count. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif i think probably not ha ha.


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post Sep 6 2009, 05:26 PM
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Wow I have just seen this and these prizes are all amazing! Don't know which one is better then the other smile.gif This is your chance guys, get typing! smile.gif

p.s. I think there should be a link in "Competitions" part of the forum for this one - for easier spotting! smile.gif

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AWESOME!!!!!!
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I have some almost finished ones and more planned!!
I have almost finished my review of my RG350DX and will be starting my Step-by-step Self Assembly one soon as well!!
Am I allowed to enter in my own Portal or how are we going to do this?
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Sep 6 2009, 06:26 PM) *
p.s. I think there should be a link in "Competitions" part of the forum for this one - for easier spotting! smile.gif


I agree! smile.gif
Will post there too cool.gif


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post Sep 6 2009, 05:47 PM
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Fantastic prices and idea for competition. I can't wait to read those Wiki entries now wink.gif


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awesome! so we can write any articles and have it count? like gear reviews?


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Great timing! Two days ago, I wanted to write something (for me), then thought writing a little photo guide would not be wrong, then realized that there loads of it on the I-net and that I could not bring new aspects...and then did write nothing...so this competition is the best thing which could happen to me laugh.gif
I've already found my theme, think Oasis is worth to be covered on our GuitarWiki smile.gif


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