Help:IFD 2019 Fanlore Challenge

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The IFD 2019 Fanlore Challenge is a week-long event organized as part of International Fanworks Day 2019. 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 2019 Fanlore Challenge takes place from the 11-17 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 fanwork examples to any trope or genre page.

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

Day 3

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

Bonus: Create a brand new character page in your fandom. You can always ask a friendly Gardener for help creating a new page if you're unsure.

Day 4

Challenge: In honour of Valentine's Day, add some example ships to any fandom page.

Bonus: Add some fannish links to any ship page!

Day 5

Challenge: For International Fanworks Day, add to the page for a fan community that is meaningful to you.

Bonus: Create a new page for a fan community that you are, or were, a part of.

Day 6

Challenge: Find a short page on the wiki — of any kind — and add to it. Your edit can be any size; even an extra word is helpful.

Bonus: Find a short page on the wiki and add a whole new section to it!

Day 7

Challenge: Edit any page that's part of a FanloreProject. If you're unsure about what counts, feel free to ask on that project's Talk page!

Bonus: Add yourself to any FanloreProject member list and edit multiple pages.

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:

    Image:IFD 2019 Badge Day1.png

  3. Copy that code, and paste it within/including the two square brackets wherever you like on your user page!

For example: [[Image:IFD 2019 Badge Day1.png]] will show up as:
IFD 2019 Badge Day1.png
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.