The wikithon happens in two phases: a writers' phase, and an editors' phase. Each lasts a week. We'll hold a kickoff event online to mobilize as a community. Then we'll do a "launch" closer to the wikithon to help everyone get acquainted with the wiki web-based editing software, talk guidelines and governance. Throughout the wikithon's two week's we'll meet together online and use Facebook and wiki Talk pages to communicate (more on that later). Here's the schedule at a glance:
The wikithon needs around fifty writers and more than a handful of editors, with a bunch of other supplementary roles to fill before we launch on May 23rd. If one of these roles is calling to you, click on the links embedded in this paragraph and see what each role is about. There's information on each page regarding the task, the commitment timeline, and how to sign up. Once that's done, we've created a Facebook group (specifically for the wiki) for all of us participating.
We'll use the Facebook group for general communications among members. This could include conversation about the wiki platform itself, the roles of writers and editors, specific questions or discussions about the guidelines, or for posting wikithon selfies. #whereIwrite #goingteal
See this short video for a tutorial on Talk Pages.
Discussions specific to topics, including both what goes into an article, as well as general topical discussion, is held in that topic's "Talk" page. What is a Talk page? It's a little like a discussion forum, except that like all wiki pages, the entire page is editable by anyone. It can be a little strange at first if you aren't used to it.