The M3P Foundation held its first edit-a-thon on Saturday 14 September 2013 at the National Archives of Malta in Rabat.
The event started at 1:30pm and ended at 6:00pm with refreshments.
Attendees to editathons are always asked to bring their own laptop with them to participate fully. Free wifi available at the venue.
What is an editathon?
The word "editathon" or "edit-a-thon" is a portmanteau of the words "edit" and "marathon".
In this case, "edit" is used in the sense of contributing edits to the M3P wiki.
The event was free and open to all but registration before Wednesday 11 September 2013 was required. Register was achieved simply by entering your name below or contacting Toni Sant.
- Noel D'Anastas
- Michael Bugeja
- Steve Borg
- Alex Grech
- Mario Axiaq
- Reuben Pace
- Clare Ghigo
- Robert Micallef
- Martin Debattista
- Sempliċiment tat-Triq
- Edwin Balzan
- Hannah Jones
- Toni Sant
Outline of activities at this event
- Toni Sant provided an overview of where the M3P wiki stands after three years since the official launch. This introduction was followed by a hands-on Q&A session leading to one-to-one editing assistance on pages and entries of specific interest to each attendee.
- How do you decide what to call a page?
- What is page disambiguation? examples: Joe Grech - Kantilena - Stephen Borg
- How does DEFAULTSORT work? See: Help on sort order + Category:A-Z of the Malta Music Scene
- What is a stub? See Help:Stub
- What does a page clean-up involve? See Help:Contents#Cleanup
- Why are category tags important?
- Which categories do we use? And how?
- Why use the edit summary field?
- How do you upload images to display on the M3P wiki?
- How do you display images as a gallery on the M3P wiki? exampes: Malta Song Festival (D'Anastas_2013) + Xtreme Metal Assault
- How do you embed audio files on specific pages? examples: Bletchley Park + Is-Siegħa tal-Kittieba + ROCKNA Live & Unplugged
- I'd like to help...what can I do?
- Asking for help
- * Expanding the help section
Images from the event
Photos by Noel D'Anastas.
This event received funding from the SIS, under the VO Fund.
Next M3P Edit-a-thon
The next M3P edit-a-thon is on Saturday 19 October 2013.