#tooFEW - collaborative wiki page

#tooFEW - collaborative wiki page

Welcome to the collaborative wiki page for #tooFEW. Add your resources, links and questions below! You can edit this page if you are a registered member of HASTAC.

Other official info on #tooFEW:

  1. Wikipedia event page - Feminists Engage Wikipedia

Blogs on #tooFEW:

  1. Patriarchy Proves the Point of #tooFEW | Moya Bailey
  2. Introducing tooFEW | Fiona Barnett
  3. #tooFEW Feminists Engage Wikipedia | Moya Bailey
  4. Feminist POC Wikipedia Takeover | Crunk Feminist Collective
  5. #tooFEW: Feminists Engage Wikipedia together! | Adeline Koh
  6. #tooFEW Feminists Engage Wikipedia | Jacqueline Wernimont
  7. THATCamp Feminisms @ Scripps College | Jacqueline Wernimont

Material on Women & Wikipedia:

  1. Gender gap from Wikimedia foundation - lots of links and ideas
  2. Proposals for more female editors
  3. This page has good overall resources/ideas
  4. Wiki Women Unite
  5. Women and Wikimedia Survey - 2011
  6. Women and Wikimedia
  7. Prikipedia? Or, Looking for the Women on Wikipedia

Need help on Wikipedia?: Go to the Teahouse, a welcoming place to ask any and all questions on the site! Specifically for newcomers!

Material on how to ensure articles aren't deleted and how to respond if articles are nominated for deletion:

  1. Help, my article got nominated for deletion!
  2. Introduction to deletion process
  3. How to save an article proposed for deletion
  4. What do do if your article gets CSD tagged
  5. Deletion and Deletionism

Tips on how to contribute for maximum chance of contributions persisting over time:

  1. The "missing manual" is really excellent for staving off proactive deletion and changes
  2. Go through the Wikipedia editing tutorial - how to format, cite, include links, etc.
  3. Learn what "Notability" means 
  4. Know the rules for creation and usage of media files
  5. One easy way to ensure articles stick around is to pick from the automatically generated lists of "most requested articles" (non-existent articles with many internal links in Wikipedia already). This is because one of the main criteria for keeping articles is having other articles that link to them. So the more that one can build a scaffolding of articles referring out to other articles, the better the chances of new material staying in.
  6. New editors should do very minor grammatical and word choice cleanup on non-controversial articles. This helps establish a reputation as a "good faith" member of the community and tends, if you get involved in controversies, to help your input be taken more seriously. And many if not most Wikipedia pages can use the work.
  7. When adding information to an article, always cite a reputable source (e.g. peer-reviewed journal article or news article).
  8. If you are adding a large amount of information to an article, solicit feedback on your ideas from other Wikipedians on the "talk" page associated with the article. Even if no one responds, you are making a good faith effort to engage the community.


How to get involved in the #tooFEW Edit-a-Thon:

  1. Generate Wikipedia entries that we should edit or improve. Add your ideas to the working list here, or in the comments below. You can find 'stub' articles -- those which have been marked as needing further information -- by searching various categories. Here are the subs marked in feminism.
  2. Sign up for a wikipedia account (we recommend using a pseudonym.)
  3. Watch this video to learn just how to edit Wikipedia. Be sure to set aside some time for this video, it’s an hour long, and we recommend clicking on FLASH – it tends to play better that way. (Although, we will provide editing help at the edit-a-thon, if you don’t have time to do this.)
  4. Don't want to write? Add images to articles. Here is the image use policy for Wikipedia.
  5. Ask your class to participate!
    1. How to use Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool
    2. How Professors are Teaching with Wikipedia
  6. Track and tweet the hashdag #tooFEW
  7. Email Fiona Barnett to be added to our chatroom -- you can ask for help, chat with other editors, and leave messages.

1 comment

#toofew FemHack: #tooFew FemWikiBot

Considering the vast majority of Wikipedia’s editing is performed by its wikibots, let's collaboratively create a speculative #toofew FemWikiBot that could, theoretically, continue forward into the future the work we begin here today.

Join me March 15, 2013 on the #toofew FemWikiBot GoogleDoc, @stargould, or at Duke’s #toofew edit-a-thon FHI event to think through the thought experiment of #toofew FemWikiBot.

HASTAC link here: #toofew FemHack: #toofew FemWikiBot

Amanda Starling Gould