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Articles to write and cleanup things to do. This used to be in Sushi's namespace, so this list may look familiar. Go ahead and write one yourself! If you see a red link somewhere in the wiki, be bold and create the article! Also, if you come up with an idea and don't have the means to create it yourself, whether for a specific article or a broad idea, add it to this list.
Some places that may be of help:
And now, on to the list.
Post-NaNo 2012 cleanup
A few small changes are particular to the the fact that NaNo happens every year. A lot of these changes are wiki-wide, and fixing a few of these on just a few pages would be such a huge help. You have no idea.
- Checking and updating moderators on the pages for individual forums
- Checking and updating URLs that link to the NaNo site, especially after the switch to Ruby on Rails in 2011. Replacing those that link to forums, pages, or popular threads. Thankfully user profiles appear to redirect, but checking those is also worth doing if they're linked.
- Checking Region subpages and adding the many new regions to the appropriate subpage as pages to be written (or write them yourself if you'd like). Dear Baty are there a lot of new regions.
- Changing tenses as appropriate when you see them. Things that refer to 2010 may need to be referred to in the past tense, for example.
- There are definitely other things, but Sushi needs to shower and sleep eventually. Also reply to all these emails.
- Basically, look for out of date stuff and make it, well, not out of date!
Articles to write
- Wikiwrimo:Manual of Style -- a manual of grammatical style for the wiki. Most of this can be covered by linking to an external grammar source, but we should outline some things that need to be consistent across the wiki.
- Region--start an article on your region! Please! No one can write about every single region and their histories.
- Pretty much anything from Special:WantedPages except the template-y stuff that I can't get rid of. Argh.
- Finish the Category:Stubs
- Finish NaNoWriMo and The Office of Letters and Light.
- The past and present NaNo/OLL staff who don't already have articles. Check out Template:Ollstaff.
- Having articles on basic writing terms and how they relate to NaNo/Script Frenzy would be cool, too. See Basic writing terms for ideas that may not have their own pages. This was mentioned by a few people when crowdsourcing for ideas.
- List of writing software-- Add software to the list.
- List of writing apps-- Create an article on useful mobile apps for noveling.
- List of regional Facebook pages-- Add your region's page.
- List of regional Twitter accounts-- Add your region's account.
- List of regional websites-- Add your region's site.
- Articles on some of the awesome Reference Desk/Character and Plot Realism threads and the stories behind them.
- NaNoWriMo in the News: populate this with all the news articles written about Nano, not just the ones the Nano in the news page on the Nano site shows.
- National Novel Writing Year
- The Book of Tim
- Perhaps an article on the hosting provider of NaNo from Oct. 2000 - Sep. 2002?
- phpBB (what the site ran on from Oct. 2002 - Sep. 2005)
- Xoops (what the site ran on from Oct. 2005 - Sep. 2007)
- Drupal (NaNo: Oct. 2007 - Sep. 2011 SF: May 2007 - Present. We don't have to get technical.)
- Ruby on Rails (NaNo: Oct. 2011 - Present Camp NaNo: Jun. 2011 - Present)
- To clarify on the above five, we don't really need technical details so much as how it relates to Nano.
- Writing enemy
- Update Wikiwrimo's History Article as needed.
- Project for Awesome and how OLL was one of the top orgs in 2012
- Word Count API (history and when it came to be would be good here)
- Mighty Catalyst Bookstore
- Rich Black (designed 2012 nowd poster)
- Complete the list of timed artistic challenges. Create full articles as notable non-oll challenges arise.
- Any NaNo/SF/Camp NaNo related thing that doesn't have it's own article and wasn't mentioned above.
Anything else? Add it to the list! Or better yet, search for it, and if it's not there, start an article yourself!