Help:IFD 2018 Fanlore Challenge

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The IFD 2018 Fanlore Challenge is a week-long event organized as part of International Fanworks Day 2018. The Challenge is open to new and experienced editors, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

Read on for more information on what the Challenge involves, and how to take part.

What does the Challenge involve?

The IFD 2018 Fanlore Challenge takes place from the 12-18 February, with different editing challenges to complete on each day.

Each day has a challenge suitable for editors at any level, plus a bonus challenge for more experienced editors. It's completely up to you which one you want to complete — you’re welcome to take on both of them if you wish!

Anyone who completes that day's challenge(s) will be awarded a shiny badge! Further down, you'll find instructions on how to get your badges, and how to display them on your Fanlore user page.

Daily Editing Challenges

Day 1

Challenge: Create a Fanlore account!

Bonus: Write a bit about yourself on your user page!

Day 2

Challenge: Add some example ships to any fandom page.

Bonus: Add some meta or links to fan communities as well!

Day 3

Challenge: In honour of Valentine's Day, add some fanwork recs to your OTP's page!

Bonus: Write about some common fanon tropes for your OTP on their page.

Day 4

Challenge: For International Fanworks Day, add your favourite classic works to the Fandom Classic page.

Bonus: Make that work into a new page on Fanlore, and write all about it! You can always ask a friendly Gardener for help creating a new page if you're unsure.

Day 5

Challenge: Add some fanwork examples to any trope or genre page.

Bonus: Add more detail to the page about your favourite trope or genre.

Day 6

Challenge: Add some fanon details to any character page in your fandom.

Bonus: Create a brand new character page in your fandom.

Day 7

Challenge: Find an unloved page on the wiki, and add to it! Your edit can be any size — even an extra word is helpful.

Bonus: Add a whole new section to an unloved page!

Challenge Badges

Each day of the Challenge has a different shiny badge available to be won, designed by the amazing Amyl!

How do I get my badges?

During the Challenge, members of the Fanlore Committee and Gardeners will be keeping an eye on Recent Changes for any edits that qualify for the day's tasks.

However, you can also email us (be sure to select "Fanlore" from the menu), tweet us, send us a Tumblr ask, or comment on our Dreamwidth with a link to and/or a screenshot of your edits, plus your Fanlore handle, and we'll make sure you get your badge!

Your badges will be posted to your talk page, so be sure to check there if you haven't received your badge yet. We'll aim to award badges within 2-3 days of the edits being made.

How can I display my badges on Fanlore?

Once you've earned your Challenge badges, you can display them on your Fanlore user page for everyone to admire! Here's how.

  1. Your badge will have been posted to your talk page, which you can access by selecting "Talk" at the top of the screen on the desktop version of the site. On mobile, use the hamburger menu (which looks like three lines) in the top left corner, and select your username from the bottom of the menu. There will be a link you can select to take you to your talk page, labelled Talk to [your username].
  2. Edit your talk page. You should be able to grab the image code for your badge from there - it will look something like this:


  3. Copy that code, and paste it wherever you like on your user page!

If you'd like to display your badges somewhere other than Fanlore, you can easily do that, too — just right-click on the image (or long press on mobile) and either copy the link address or save it to your device, to be used anywhere you like.