Having debate withdrawals after NITOC? Want to leave a lasting mark on the homeschool speech and debate community? Try Wikiathon!
Wikiathon is a one-week challenge to improve the HSD wiki. Ultimately, we want the wiki to become a definitive resource for the broader homeschool debate community (and, in the process, a force for revitalizing HSD.) We have the perfect combination of technology, users, and knowledge to actually accomplish that. But to succeed, we need a critical mass of content. That's where you come in.The Challenge
Once a day for a week, write a new article on the HSD Wiki
, or expand a stub that already exists into a more complete article. Complete the challenge, and you win Eternal Fame and Glory. (Also, you get to put the snazzy banner at the top of this post on your wiki userpage, so you can bask in the honor and respect of your peers. Research shows that flashing a Wikiathon winner's banner will cause up to 78% of opponents to forfeit the round rather than face your awesomeness. *Not intended to be a factual statement.
Pretty much anything goes, as long as it's vaguely speech-and-debate related. Interp rules. An explanation of your favorite flowing system. A collection of links to tournament videos. Your club. Yourself, if you want. Go wild! Imagine - five years from now, a random coach in Minnesota could be linking to an article you
created as the definitive explanation of something.
(This really isn't hard, by the way. It's just one article a day, and even if it's terrible, that just gives other people an incentive to fix it and improve the wiki further. Win-win!)Want to give it a shot?
Wikiathon starts this Sunday
, June 2nd, and runs through Saturday, June 8st. If you're up for trying the challenge - even if you're not sure you'll succeed - just reply to this post. (You can still help out if you don't post, but you won't win Eternal Fame and Glory if you succeed.)Bonus challenges, just for funGold Tier Challenge:
Complete at least two
articles per day, and you'll receive a special Gold Banner of Awesomeness
(and even more Eternal Fame and Glory.)Team Challenge:
You can take the challenge as a team with one or more other people. If all
of you succeed, you'll get a special award.
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- "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free"COG 2016 generics-only sourcebook
- NCFCA/Stoa (thread)Factsmith research software
- v1.5 currently available (thread)Loose Nukes debate blog
- stuff to read with your eyes.