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June 2nd, 2016

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 01:48 am

It's time for Fanlore's second annual June Bloom challenge! (—or, as we like to call it, "How does this not have a Fanlore page yet?!" Month!)

June Bloom is the time to sow seeds by starting new Fanlore pages, and then to watch them grow and flourish into complete articles as other editors add their own knowledge and perspective. It is an opportunity to create the pages you always wanted to see on Fanlore and inspire others to help expand new pages.

The pages you create don't have to be complex! They can be a simple stub or a lengthy article. Plant a flower or a seed—either does its part to turn Fanlore into a beautiful garden full of diverse pages that everyone will be able to enjoy.

New users:

Remember: As an anti-spam preventative measure, brand new accounts are not allowed to create pages for the first four hours after their creation. But that doesn't mean you can't help by editing existing pages first! It will be great practice for those unfamiliar with wiki editing.

Start by checking out the New Visitor Portal, and from there the editing tutorial and Help:Starting a new page. If you have any questions, feel free to comment on a Talk page or contact the Fanlore Gardeners.

Some sources of inspiration:

  • Browse to the page for your favorite fandom (or indeed any Fanlore page) and look for red links! When an editor links to a page that does not exist yet, the link will show up as red by default. Simply click on the red link to start creating the new page!

  • The Fanlore Wish List is a page for editors make note of content the want to see added to the wiki, including pages they hope to see created and existing pages that need expansion. See something missing from Fanlore but don't feel up to starting even a stub? Add it to the Wish List!

  • There is also an automatically generated list of wanted pages, which lists pages that do not yet exist but which other pages link to. Feel free to browse the list if you're up for a challenge or in need of inspiration!

  • Take a look at what other editors are up to by browsing Special:NewPages.

Let us know about the pages you create for June Bloom in the comments below, or if you have any June Bloom-related plans or editing projects!

If you still don't know where to start, don't worry! Each week we will be posting a theme to help inspire you. Stay tuned for the first theme coming this weekend!