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Wiki Club Meeting January 2023:
New Beginnings

We are delighted to invite, or invite back, the OFS community to participate in the Symposium’s monthly Wiki Club. Together, we are improving the content and raising the profile of food-related articles on Wikipedia.

In the inaugural 2021/22 year, we learned about the mechanics of editing, from resources to images, from the lead to the end matter. This year we will touch on these aspects again, but with more of an emphasis on collaborating on-wiki.

This month the focus will be on new beginnings. We will look at the lead (the paragraphs above the table of contents) and examine its importance and how to improve it,  whether or not you know anything about  the subject. We will also look at re-beginning your Wiki-journey.

We hope to cater to beginners and experienced alike, using Zoom’s break-out rooms. The hour-long sessions will continue to be hosted by expert Wiki trainer and friend of OFS Roberta Wedge with Polly Russell and tech support Anke Klitzing. You are welcome to join us, just once, or each first Tuesday of the month, so we can continue to develop our community committed to building up the food content on the world’s largest encyclopedia and its sister projects.

Admission is free, but for technical reasons we need you to register - and as always, financial help is more than welcome.

If you are completely new to the idea of contributing to Wikipedia, or want a recap of the basics, please watch the video Roberta prepared for the 2020 Symposium (the link is in the reading list).

Zoom Event Details

3rd January 2023
5:00 pm GMT

Reading list

For a general introduction to Wiki-editing, we strongly recommend you watch the video Roberta created on the occasion of the 2020 Symposium.

Roberta’s detailed sum-ups of our previous meetings have been building up into a valuable resource for Wiki-editing.


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