QBWiki:Projects

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A page for various projects, large and small.

Short description Status
Creating missing articles In early stages
Format War superpage Unstarted
College directory Ongoing, neverending
Standardize school articles Unstarted
Fleshing out individual pages Not started in earnest
Year pages Unstarted
Fleshing out categories Unstarted
Create question part pages Unstarted, though some already exists
Create "Quizbowl in the United Kingdom" Unstarted
Improve editing tutorial Unstarted
Add field data to tournaments Unstarted, though some already exists

Creating New Needed Pages

WikiProject Missing articles

Project Page—The goal of this project is to ensure that QBWiki has an article for every entry in several major categories. The percentages listed are the percent complete.
Teams: 64.6%
Players: 17.5%
Writers: 0%
Sets: 14.3%
Tournaments: 12.0%
Overall progress:

19.3% completed (estimate)

   

If there are any new pages that need to be created, please list them at this link and/or take on a page that needs to still be created. This page may be useful in identifying some of those.

WikiProject Missing Articles is meant to fill in a lot of historical data about teams, players, and sets of the past and present.

Format War superpage

I'd like to see a large sort of "superpage" on the history of the Format Wars specifically with lots of examples from actual posts to show what kind of arguments were being made and how over time the principles of good quizbowl began to spread but also evolve themselves into what we see today.

College directory

Outside of whatever resources exist within the quiz bowl companies, there are few public, centralized directories of contact information for collegiate clubs. The "Quizbowl directory of four-year colleges in North America" page is an attempt on accomplishing this purpose on the wiki, but requires upkeep and involvement from all clubs involved. The directory also has a link to the ACF's page with club info.

Standardizing School Articles

While there are already templates that can be used, there are still a number of schools whose entries are just stubs. Updating all of those school pages to the standard template and updating current contact/roster information would be helpful.

Fleshing out individuals' pages

With a few exceptions, all player pages can make good use of an infobox to display their past affiliations and provide a convenient link to their stats. So long as a name is provided to the infobox, it will auto-generate links to NAQT and HDWhite pages. If one stumbles upon a page without an infobox, adding these in can be an easy and convenient way to improve the functionality of this Wiki.

Year Pages

Would it be a good idea to have pages for, e.g., "the 2016-2017 academic year" that can be browsed to get a sense of chronology? Each page could contain information such as a list of national tournaments and their winners, a list of that year's high school state champions, a list of packet sets produced, a list of which states ran at least 1 good-quality high school tournament, links to the "players active in ___" pages, and perhaps a list of which colleges played at least 1 tournament that year. This could be paired with any interesting firsts or other events. I've created a sample skeleton here: https://www.qbwiki.com/wiki/2016-2017\

I think this would be a good idea - I can see if I can't get some templates put together that would simplify the more rote parts of this (like the linking to specific categories, etc.) -Kevin Wang (talk)

Categories

Right now each category has a very bare description of what fits inside it. They could use fleshing out to discuss the history of those categories: how they've been written over time, community perceptions of them, etc. It would also be good to have a sidebox, similar to what Introduction to Quizbowl has, to aid users in navigating between different categories and presenting a cohesive idea of what a quizbowl distribution is.

Create pages and unifying infobox for question parts

There should be an infobox with the following pages:

and potentially more

Create the page "Quizbowl in the United Kingdom"

It is surprising that there is no page for UK quiz bowl, considering the (reasonably) long history of the game and other forms of quizzing/trivia across the pond. The Timeline of quizbowl history has a dead link to Quizbowl in the United Kingdom; that's probably the best place to start.

Things to include:

  • notable instances of American players entering the circuit
  • list of nationals appearances by British teams
  • short section on University Challenge

Improve editing tutorial

The Editing Tutorial should be considerably fleshed out since it hasn't been edited since 2013 and is linked on the front page of the Wiki.

Add field data to tournaments

The hidden category Category:Tournaments with field data is currently just nationals - it would be useful to have more fleshed out data.

It seems the simplest way to do this would be to create a template for listing mirrors which could provide the category to pages making use of it. Many sets have a table containing mirror information, so a template which filled in row information could serve this purpose.