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    Please note[edit]

    Following the introduction of the tabbed header icons on the WIR pages and subsequent changes made to the Events page, from now on it will be necessary to include the monthly priorities not only on the Events page but also on the main WIR page as the old transclusion process no longer works.--Ipigott (talk) 09:20, 13 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Thank to The Earwig, this problem has now been solved and we can proceed as before, updating only the Events page.--Ipigott (talk) 16:42, 21 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Mar 2024[edit]

    Firming up for March[edit]

    WiR "Find Her" logo draft
    #1day1woman 2024 
    ** Event #293: #1day1woman #1day1woman Green tickY
    ** Talkpage template: Template:WIR-293 Green tickY
    Education  - Year long initiative 
    ** Event #294:  Education Year long initiative Education Year long initiative Green tickY
    ** Talkpage template: Template:WIR-294 Green tickY
    NEW - Alphabet run Q & R 
    * Alphabet run Q & R
    ** Event #299: Alphabet run Q & R Red XN
    ** Talkpage template: Template:WIR-299 Red XN
    NEW -  Women's History Month | Art+Activism  - 260 as go by
    * Art+Activism
    ** Event #300: Art+Feminism Red XN
    ** Talkpage template: Template:WIR-300 Red XN
    NEW -  "Redirect Her" (or) "Find Her"  
    * Redirect Her" (or) "Find Her" 
    ** Event #301: Redirect Her" (or) "Find Her Red XN
    ** Talkpage template: Template:WIR-301 Red XN
    * Francophone Women★ Writers Fortnight 2024
    * Feminism and Folklore 2024 Writing Contest
    * Artists+Activists (with Art+Feminism)
    * #VisibleWikiWomen (photos/Wikimedia Commons; with Whose Knowledge?)
    * Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Outreach/2024#March 2024 Red XN
    ** logo Red XN
    * Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women_in_Red/Events Red XN
    * When creating a new article be sure to check various spellings, including birth name, married names and pseudonyms, to be sure an article doesn't already exist. Red XN

    Oronsay, Ipigott, Rosiestep, Lajmmoore, CT55555, Victuallers, Cielquiparle, SusunW, Chocmilk03, Penny Richards, Silver seren, PamD, Curbon7 and all WIR helpers: Here's a rough draft of the to-do list. Several ideas are listed below under annual etc. Hoping those who have commented will participate in meet up pages. --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 02:03, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @WomenArtistUpdates: thank you! I can create the Redirect Her / Find Her page based on what I'd already started drafting. Would it also be possible to link to the following under events facilitated by others: Francophone Women★ Writers Fortnight 2024. I (as a rep for the WikiWomen's User Group) have set this up together with les sans pagEs and it would be wonderful to get some WiR editors involved. Cheers, Chocmilk03 (talk) 02:23, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks, @WomenArtistUpdates, once again for getting us underway. I'll make a start on #300 Art + Feminism. Oronsay (talk) 02:23, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I have withdrawn my offer. I am totally confused by your Q&R, @WomenArtistUpdates. I don't understand how this new system works. Am happy to proofread closer to despatch of the invitation. Sorry.--Oronsay (talk) 02:32, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    WomenArtistUpdates: Thanks for the alert but I am also confused. When I looked at your alphabet rerun page, it started with Template:WIR meetup header. When I looked it up, it pointed to Black Women. Is this the result of reworking by MSGJ? If so, clarifications are needed. In any case, it no longer seems possible to base new meetups on similar past events as they are not set up in the same way. So unless I am mistaken it looks as if a series of copy and pastes will now be necessary.--Ipigott (talk) 07:08, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    OK Oronsay and Ipigott. I'll make 300 Art + Feminism to see if I can reproduce the outcome of 299. It took me a minute to get my brain wrapped around the new format. Best, --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 15:58, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hey everyone, if the template is making things difficult then just revert back to the usual way that you create meetup pages. Ipigott, the display on Template:WIR meetup header is an example, which now shows the most recent event. This display will change when you add the parameter. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 16:18, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Oronsay, Ipigott, WomenArtistUpdates, Lajmmoore, CT55555, Victuallers, Cielquiparle, SusunW, Chocmilk03, Penny Richards, Silver seren, PamD, Curbon7 Yes, please, let's continue with the usual way that we create WiR meetup pages. Like other editors have mentioned, I am flummoxed by the instructions regarding a potential new approach.
    MSGJ, if you'd like to discuss a potential new approach to creating WiR meetup pages, please start that conversation on the main WiR talkpage. Thanks. --Rosiestep (talk) 16:51, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Well, I think I have figured it out. The skeletons are up. What do we want to call 301 "Find Her" or something else? Also 301 need some text. New is always hard, but I think we need to proceed by using the previous month's events and editing those rather than taking last year's event and editing it. Follow steps below. --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 16:56, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I think I have "figured it out" too but I had to go into the new template to see how it had been set up. It was not initially obvious how it had brought together the various templates we use when creating meetup pages. Just to see if it was still possible for us to edit the various details, I changed the ages for WP Women and WP Women's History to after and before 1960 rather than 1950 and was pleased to see it worked. But our earlier approach was much more transparent.--Ipigott (talk) 17:09, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Great Ipigott! I am looking at this like I approached the new "skin" a couple of months ago. I'll get used to it. A wise wikipedian advised me to just go with the new. I think we should treat March as a learning month and revisit the instructions section after all has been launched. Actually, when I first started making meet up pages, a few years ago, I found that extremely opaque, so I don't have an issue with learning a new way. --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 18:25, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Ipigott, Rosiestep, Chocmilk03, PamD, and all WIR helpers: The draft of Event #301: Redirect Her" (or) "Find Her is up. It needs text and redlinks and a decision about the title of the event. Oronsay, do you know how to make the Q and R redlists for the alphabet run? Thanks,--WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 18:31, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I've done those lists now, @WomenArtistUpdates. Had some challenges and had to split R which, in retrospect was not necessary, but there we are. And, @Ipigott, I reverted the 1960 to our standard 1950 - hope that's ok. Oronsay (talk) 21:39, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Actually, Oronsay, the reason I changed it is that I've been thinking about doing so for some time. It's now over eight years since we introduced 1950 as a break point and I come across more and more instances of women's biographies which seem to merit Women's History for achievements up to 1960. But I think I should probably first raise it with WP Women's History from where I first received a recommendation in regard to 1950 around 2010. It should probably also be discussed on WIR talk.--Ipigott (talk) 08:56, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Their project page still suggests 1950, but that does not look like an active WikiProject so it is not surprising that it hasn't been updated. It might be worth having a discussion with the project (in case anyone responds) about merging with WikiProject Women and becoming a subproject. Then it not be necessary to have such an arbitrary cut-off between history and non-history — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:13, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    MSGJ: In regard to Wikipedia:WikiProject Women's History, there might not be much in the way of discussion there but it is an extremely important wikiproject for WiR and for Women in Green in connection with article assessment and recognized content. I add or edit Women's History templates on article talk pages every day. It's not quite true to say that the project "still suggests 1950". It actually sets out to cover "the lives, activities, achievements, and experiences of women up to the mid-20th century" which is not the same as born before or after 1950. For achievements before 1950 to be included, then we might expect women's births of 1930 or earlier. But as you say, this should be discussed elsewhere.--Ipigott (talk) 12:02, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks Oronsay! --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 21:57, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    WomenArtistUpdates, love the logo for the "Find Her" event!! --Rosiestep (talk) 19:07, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Ditto! Perfection, thanks @WomenArtistUpdates. I've made a start on adding some text and useful links but am on my phone this morning so it's a bit tricky, will do more later! Cheers, Chocmilk03 (talk) 19:49, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    She is based on Nancy Drew. :) --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 21:57, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    She's delightful and just what is needed. A supersleuth at work, as are we all. Oronsay (talk) 23:42, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I've now fleshed out the text for Find Her, but very keen for input from others since it is a bit of a different format to our usual events. For example, there are no redlists as such, so I've instead included links to orphaned articles that might be relevant and articles missing categories.
    (P.S. @Rosiestep, you'd previously made the excellent suggestion of running this as a worldwide event through the WikiWomen's User Group. Although I'd made a start on thinking about that, I haven't had chance to progress it as my Wiki capacity has been a bit limited this month and I've been focussed on setting up the English version of the Francophone Women Writers fortnight. If the WIR event goes well this year, perhaps we can do it as an international version next year!) Cheers, Chocmilk03 (talk) 01:16, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hi Chocmilk03, I think Find Her looks good. I bolded This is a new event! We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating redirects and adding categories and wikilinks to make it easier to find women. It seems like a great way to draw in new participants and emphasis might make it clear that it is a gnomish experience rather than a writing one. I also added the tip "Read the essay on Writing women into the encyclopedia describing how "writing about women on Wikipedia doesn't stop after you've created a biography." I continue to find it a great resource. Please feel free to revert one or both edits. --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 01:24, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Super helpful! Thanks very much. That link is an excellent essay. :) Chocmilk03 (talk) 01:35, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    See my suggestion here: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Women in Red/Archive 138#New WiR event: "Redirect Her" vs. "Find Her". --Rosiestep (talk) 22:45, 15 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Working on this! It will be great if maybe the March invite could link to our WWUG project page once it's set up. Cheers, Chocmilk03 (talk) 22:11, 19 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Francophone Women* Writes[edit]

    Hello @Rosiestep. I would like to propose a collaboration in March with les sans pagEs if WIR is willing to. It's is our annual Francophone Women* Writes Fortnight, and we are trying to get more participation from non French speaking projects. Here is the main page of the campaign Francophone Women* Writers Fortnight/2024.
    I would be glad to propose this as a lot of women* francophone writers are from Africa which is very poorly represented on our projects, so this could be a way of having an intersectionnal impact. I'd be glad to help someone here who would like to put up a project page and a fountain tool for the campaign. Warm regards Nattes à chat (talk) 21:14, 17 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Sorry if this is not the correct place to propose :/ Nattes à chat (talk) 21:14, 17 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hi Nattes à chat, we love collaborating! I'm going to copy your message here so that the WWUG representatives can be in contact with you. --Rosiestep (talk) 21:20, 17 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Have been in touch with Nattes à chat and will work on creating a project page via WWUG. What would be awesome is if WIR could do something linked for the month of March; maybe Francophone writers, or Francophone African women per Lajmmoore? Something to keep in mind for next month of course, don't need to decide now. :) Chocmilk03 (talk) 22:11, 19 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Great ideas there ! I have updating the working list on meta, but feel free to add some more if you wish. Important thing is it has to be about francophone women* writers or writings (it can also be theater or poetry, but all in frenchie !) Nattes à chat (talk) 23:58, 19 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks @Nattes à chat!
    All: I have made a start on a project page for the Francophone writers fortnight event on English Wikipedia. Would it be OK to list WiR as "in collaboration with" for this one? I have borrowed heavily from WIR event formatting (hope that is OK with everyone, in the classic Wiki fashion I'm just being bold and please tell me if I'm out of line...! It's only a draft at this stage.) Cheers, Chocmilk03 (talk) 03:17, 20 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    For me it's ok. Thank you very much ! I am so thrilled if the work that the african groups did over two years is finally translated bringing visibility to francophone African women* ! Nattes à chat (talk) 05:40, 20 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Alphabet run Q and R[edit]

    Alphabet by month
    Month Letters
    July A & B
    August C & D
    September E & F
    October G & H
    November I & J
    December K & L
    January M & N
    February O & P
    March Q & R
    April S & T
    May U, V, W
    June X, Y & Z

    Hi MSGJ, I was trying to remove the extra space in the very bottom of the right-hand infobox on Alphabet Run: O & P where is states Editathon banner: {{WIR|297 }}. I quickly realized that you have replaced that side infobox with a template. I tried to drill down to fix it. I couldn't figure out where the template was grabbing the data for the infobox. I wandered around in "Template:Women in Red navigation", but couldn't quite figure it out. I looked through {{WIR meetup header|297 |pinterest=february-2024-editathons |background=F2E0CE |image=PearlGrigsbyRichardson1919.png |caption=P is for [[Pearl Grigsby Richardson]] }} But couldn't get much farther.

    WiR will begin discussing and creating the March editathon meetups around the 20th. Before then, would it be possible for you to create Event #299: Alphabet run Q & R and document how you created the page? If not I think we will be using earlier versions with the infoboxes we know how to make. I am pinging our most active editors Oronsay, Ipigott, Rosiestep, Lajmmoore with an additional ping to Kj cheetham who has been working on the tidy template project to see if they would like to help too.

    I see the new step 4 in "Ideas page administration" at the bottom of the page, but I need you to dumb down explanation for me to follow it. Anyone who knows coding better than me, feel free to chime in. We for sure know there is going to be 299- Alphabet run Q & R, so test away. Thanks! --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 00:08, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I hope we can simply continue to use the templates and infoboxes we are familiar with. It should also be possible for us to edit any innovations without difficulty.--Ipigott (talk) 06:47, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    WomenArtistUpdates not sure if someone else has already fixed it, but I can't see that extra space on Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women_in_Red/Meetup/297? I assume fixed it though. -Kj cheetham (talk) 10:42, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    For making a new event, not something I've ever done myself before, but looking at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women_in_Red/Ideas#Basic_overview_of_tasks_using_March_2021_as_a_guide I'm not seeing an obvious missing step. I've just done step 1 ([1]), step 2 would be to populate Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/299 based on the last alphabet run (Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/297) and clean it up. Step 3 is add to the events list as per Template:WikiProject_Women_in_Red/doc#Technical_info. Is step 4 actually needed? I don't think it is, as it's the same template step 1 redirects to anyway. -Kj cheetham (talk) 10:55, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    P.S. I recommend step 4 is merged into step 1. -Kj cheetham (talk) 11:06, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks for taking a look at this Kj cheetham. It does look like MSGJ has fixed the spacing problem I still am concerned about how all this will work once the 20th rolls around. Will do my very best to follow the steps to create 299|Alphabet run Q & R, but will ping for help if I get lost. --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 16:38, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes I did fix it earlier, but didn't have time to comment here (busy day!) I could automate step 1 on that list, but I know WAU is somewhat skeptical of templates in this situation, so I will resist the urge unless explicity asked — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:44, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks @WomenArtistUpdates, @MSGJ and @Kj cheetham for all your work on this. I think we will need to draw participants' attention to the revised template format. I guess a bot can be run from time to time to update any use of the old style? Oronsay (talk) 20:55, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Which template are you referring to? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 17:40, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    MSGJ, I think Oronsay is referring to the fact that the side infobox (on the event page) refers to {{WIR|297}} and maybe it should say {{WikiProject Women in Red|297}} to conform to the current templating. Not really an issue, since chewbot is taking care of this. (PS hope to try this all out soon.) --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 18:10, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    WIR|297 is not currently changed to WikiProject Women in Red|297 but this is something we could do if the project wishes. It's WIR-297 that is automatically changed to WikiProject Women in Red|297 — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 19:26, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Um...I believe you coded it to say {{WIR|297}} . See I think it should be updated to something that will work :) --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 21:45, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Sorry if I was not clear. WIR|297 will indeed work, but what I said is that it will not automatically convert to WikiProject Women in Red|297, it will stay as WIR|297 — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:03, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I understand now MSGJ. I have finished my attempt to create Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/299. If you could take a look, at your convenience, to check my work I'd appreciate it. I am moving on to our to do list for March. Thanks. --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 01:35, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    All looks good. I made a few tweaks as you will see. By the way, there is no need to create a new wrapper template now, so {{WIR-299}} will not be used and {{WIR-300}} will not be needed either :) — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 16:20, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks MSGJ. I really got the hang of it by page 301. I don't understand what you mean about creating new wrapper templates. Only because I thought I had created them! What is interesting is that the Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/events template is finicky, but it points you to your coding mistake. The "Find Her" logo had quotation marks in the title that was introducing an error. All is right with the world now, except I am in the process of changing the name of the image file. Hope you are around for pinging as we move ahead with March planning. Best, --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 18:11, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I was actually asking you not to create the wrapper templates because they are no longer needed! When an editor types {{WIR|300}} they are using Template:WIR and so Template:WIR-300 is redundant. Anyway, no problem, we can delete them later. I notice you used "type": "initiative" for all the events you added, but my understanding is that "initiatives" are the year-long events and these are regular edit-a-thons. If that is true, then you can just leave out the "type" altogether — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:27, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks MSGJ. I believe I understand both points, and am making a note for updated directions. --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 16:19, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Which instructions are you using? I have updated docs at Template:WikiProject Women in Red/doc and Template:WIR meetup header/doc but perhaps you have another set. By the way, the only part you missed was creating the category for the meetup articles, e.g. Category:WikiProject Women in Red meetup 299 articles, which is an extra step now — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 16:32, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Tip of the month[edit]

    When creating a new article be sure to check various spellings, including birth name, married names and pseudonyms, to be sure an article doesn't already exist. --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 18:38, 19 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I like this tip! If not too wordy, I wondered whether we could link to the Find Her event by adding something along the lines of:
    When creating a new article be sure to check various spellings, including birth name, married names and pseudonyms, to be sure an article doesn't already exist. If it doesn't, you can create redirects to your new article from these alternative names.
    Cheers, Chocmilk03 (talk) 23:05, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Apr 2024[edit]



    Suggested by Kazamzam on WIR's talk page to coincide with Earth Day on April 22. Also related to World Health Day.--Ipigott (talk) 09:14, 4 December 2023 (UTC)¨sReply[reply]

    Alphabet run S and T[edit]

    Alphabet by month
    Month Letters
    July A & B
    August C & D
    September E & F
    October G & H
    November I & J
    December K & L
    January M & N
    February O & P
    March Q & R
    April S & T
    May U, V, W
    June X, Y & Z

    May 2024[edit]


    To coincide with the UN's declaration that World Press Freedom Day occurs on May 3, and in support of the newest EN-WP women-related WikiProject, WP:WikiProject Women Do News, I'm suggesting we do something like "Press Women" in May. Women journalists are included in our annual "Women Writers" event, but "Press Women" would go beyond journalists to include the photographers, the newspapers/magazines/journals created by women, their conferences, notable books about women of the press, etc. --Rosiestep (talk) 19:29, 15 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    • Education
    • CEE women (with CEE User Group)

    Alphabet run U, V, W[edit]

    Alphabet by month
    Month Letters
    July A & B
    August C & D
    September E & F
    October G & H
    November I & J
    December K & L
    January M & N
    February O & P
    March Q & R
    April S & T
    May U, V, W
    June X, Y & Z

    Jun 2024[edit]


    Alphabet run X, Y & Z[edit]

    Alphabet by month
    Month Letters
    July A & B
    August C & D
    September E & F
    October G & H
    November I & J
    December K & L
    January M & N
    February O & P
    March Q & R
    April S & T
    May U, V, W
    June X, Y & Z

    Jul 2024[edit]


    • Summer sports

    Aug 2024[edit]


    Sep 2024[edit]


    • Writers (with WP:WPWW est. 30 Aug 2014)

    Oct 2024[edit]


    Nov 2024[edit]


    • Wiki Asia Month

    Dec 2024[edit]


    • Religion
    • Winter sports
    • Women who died in 202x

    Tip of the Month[edit]

    Table of annual events/collaborations[edit]

    Month Annual event considerations
    • Public Domain (Public Domain Day, 1 Jan)
    • Women who died in 202x
    • Education (International Day of Education, 24 January[2])
    • Artists+Activists (with Art+Feminism)
    • Folklore
    • #VisibleWikiWomen (photos/Wikimedia Commons; with Whose Knowledge?)
    • CEE women (with CEE User Group)
    • Sports
    • Writers (with WP:WPWW est. 30 Aug 2014)
    • Politics
    • Wiki Asia Month
    • Religion
    • Women who died in 202x


    Starting over as of Dec 2023 see Potential/Suggestions Archive. Bring back any ideas for reconsideration. --WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 01:46, 28 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Geofocus ideas[edit]

    Non-geofocus ideas[edit]

    Ideas page administration[edit]

    Common tasks for each event.
    This list is incomplete. Please add to it
    • identify sponsors and/or WikiProject hosts
    • create list of potential participants, including active editors from the area(s) to be covered
    • create editathon banner
    • create/find editathon icon
    • develop the WiR redlist, find related redlink lists
    • create meetup page, completing sections on
    • "Add these to articles" (stub templates, applicable categories, useful lists)
    • "Add these to article talkpages" (WikiProject banners, editathon banner for the event)
    • create the invite
    • distribute the invite
    • develop social media campaign (FB, Twitter)
    • We haven't been doing this but it would be great if we had a social media volunteer
    • add Authority Control if missing to all the articles created during the event
    • double-check each article for categories
    • double-check each article for talkpage banners
    • create the thank you and/or barnstar
    • develop a list of contributors (overlaps to some degree with registered participants)
    • distribute the thank you and/or barnstar after the event to the contributors
    • create Wikidata entry if none exists

    Checklist for updates of virtual meetups[edit]

    This section is purely administrative. It is not about the ongoing discussions of topics.

    WiR generally has a variety of monthly, quarterly and annual events. WiR also sends out an “invitation” to its registered participants notifying them of those events. This is an effort to list tasks associated with the admirative tasks of updating and adding pages. We will be maintaining this list to assist with Quality Assurance. This is a working document and should be maintained to reflect current bast practices. WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 16:52, 18 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Basic overview of tasks using March 2021 as a guide[edit]

    Each month there will be new events and ongoing events

    * Art+Activism
    ** Event page: Art+Activism 
    ** Talkpage template: Template:WIR-192
    * VisibleWikiWomen
    ** Event page: VisibleWikiWomen
    ** Talkpage template: Template:WIR-193 
    CONTEST (Jan/Feb/Mar)
    * Africa
    ** Event page: Africa
    ** Talkpage template: Template:WIR-186
    ** Women's rights
    ** #1day1woman2021
    ** Template:WIR-184 & Template:WIR-00-2021 
    * Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Outreach/2021#March 2021
    • Step 1 – Add each new event, by next available number, to Template:Women in Red. It will be a redlink. (topic needs to be expanded).
    • Step 2 – Using the Step 1 redlink, create a new event pages. The easiest way to do this is by either referring to an event page from the current month, or copying from the previous year’s similar event (like "Black History Month" in February) , or a combination of the two.
    • Step 3 – Add details of the event to Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/events (see instructions at Template:WikiProject Women in Red/doc#Technical info). These allow editors to tag the article talk pages with {{WikiProject Women in Red}}, whether it's a new or improved article. Note, editors are welcome to add multiple talkpage templates to an article talkpage if it meets the criteria, e.g. an African woman artist would qualify for templates #186 and #192.
    • Step 4 – Update the template Template:Women in Red navigation to include the new events. Click on the "edit source", scroll down to "group4 = Events" and add events.
    • Step 5 – Create the invite (e.g. Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Outreach/2021#March 2021) using the previous month's invite as a go-by.
    • Step 6 – Invite and receive feedback from a sufficient number of WiR enthusiasts that all event pages, talkpage banner templates, and the invite are okay. Mark reviewed items with {{ok}}
    • Step 7 – Send out MassMessage notification.
    • Step 8 – Update Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Events, e.g. the templates embedded in that page.

    General ideas for improving Women in Red[edit]

    This section provides room for suggesting and discussing more general improvements to the project. There are no limitations here but topics could include membership, contests, collaboration, promotion and future expectations. Feel free to come forward with anything you think would make the project more effective.

    One biography a week[edit]

    Not many of us are able to write a new article every day but most of us should be in a position to create one biography a week. How about making this a subsection of #1day1woman, starting in January 2024? Each participant could have a separate slot in which their new biographies could be listed. There would be no need for biographies to meet specific criteria such as minimum length but all new articles should meet normal standards of acceptance. We could provide virtual awards for those who manage to continue for three months (with at least 13 articles), six months (26 articles), nine months (39 articles) and for the whole of 2024 (52 articles). Participants should of course be able to create and list more than one new biography a week if they wish but everyone should try to create at least one per week. If contributors are able to keep this up, I believe it could have a significant effect on how we progress. There should be no need to participate from the beginning of January. Participants could join whenever they want and simply calculate periods of three months from the date of their first addition. Is this workable as it is or does anyone have other suggestions?--Ipigott (talk) 10:43, 9 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Ipigott: I really like this idea, especially the awards for different lengths of time (it's a lot easier to commit for three months and then keep going!). I'd be keen to commit to #1week1woman :) Chocmilk03 (talk) 20:57, 10 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This idea is really attractive to me. Doing 1 article a day is just not workable for my schedule, especially since my free time to edit is largely just on the weekends. But managing one women's biography a week seems way more doable. I wholeheartedly support this proposal. SilverserenC 21:05, 10 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Ipigott: Just jumping in to say: I like this idea too. I haven't managed to carve out much time for article creation in a long while, and I'd really like to get back to that in 2024. One biography a week sounds doable (at least for a portion of the year!). Alanna the Brave (talk) 20:22, 19 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    #1week1woman? Should it be a separate event? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 13:59, 11 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Are we in touch with what events the world wants WiR to facilitate?[edit]

    In a recent discussion on my talkpage with Ipigott regarding WiR events, I asked, ... I'm also curious if we aren't in touch with what events the world wants us to facilitate... I suggested 3 quarterly campaigns for later this year: social influencers (Apr, May, June), sports (Jul, Aug, Sep), politics (Oct, Nov, Dec). There were also other salient points made in that section of my talkpage. Ian suggested that I shift the proposal regarding the 3 quarterly campaigns here. So, What do you think? --Rosiestep (talk) 19:46, 8 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I think these three-month opportunities could serve as an important additional attraction. Contributors will have time to become familiar with the background and will be able to write about women who are gaining significance in the modern world. Many of our younger contributors should find the topics more in line with their interests than those requiring an interest in history. While I don't often write BLPs, I look forward, for example, to writing about notable TikTokers and YouTubers. It will be interesting to see if there is wider support for this venture.--Ipigott (talk) 09:29, 10 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    New editor retention[edit]

    As a general follow-up to a chat at my user talkpage with Ipigott about mentoring new contributors and ideas related to incentives to improve participation, I don't really have specifics to offer, but instead a few general perspectives to perhaps consider.

    My perspective is based on how as an attorney, I became familiar with what is known as 'client-centered lawyering' (brief example overview: Client Centered Lawyering: An Avenue for Change, Aqdas Khudadad, October 12, 2022, University of Cincinnati Legal Clinic), and later in my M.Ed program, 'student-centered teaching' (there are a variety of monikers for this practice) (brief example overview: Student-Centered Learning: In Principle and in Practice (Christa Green and Christopher Harrington, July 20, 2020, Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute). Ipigott, not to put you on the spot too much, but you seem to take what could be considered an 'editor-centered mentoring' approach, and I think this is a solid foundation upon which further efforts could be developed.

    There is substantial research literature available on these subjects that may be helpful to review and adapt for new editor support and retention purposes. I use the term "retention" intentionally because of its use in the education field as a metric, so this may be a helpful keyword.

    On a more specific note, maybe it would be helpful for new editors to have access to reflections from editors with more experience, about what it was like to be a new editor, what they wish they knew/what was a surprise to learn, and strategies that helped for coping with challenges. For this Wikiproject, perhaps we could tailor reflections to also include a focus related to writing about women. Beccaynr (talk) 19:24, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]