Help:IFD 2021 Fanlore Challenge

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The IFD 2021 Fanlore Challenge is a week-long event organized as part of International Fanworks Day 2021. 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 2021 Fanlore Challenge takes place from the 15-21 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! If you complete all 7 days, you'll be awarded an additional badge in recognition of your efforts. 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 (Feb 15)

Challenge: Create a Fanlore account!

Bonus: Add some information to your user page!

Day 2 (Feb 16)

Challenge: Add an internal link to any Fanlore page.

Bonus: De-orphan any Fanlore page by adding a link to it from another page.

Day 3 (Feb 17)

Challenge: Add to any Glossary page.

Bonus: Add to the History section of any Glossary page (you can also add a new History section to qualify for this task!)

Day 4 (Feb 18)

Challenge: Add a fanwork example to any character page.

Bonus: Create a new character page.

Day 5 (Feb 19)

Challenge: Add something to any fanzine-related page.

Bonus: Create a brand new page for a fanzine.

Day 6 (Feb 20)

Challenge: Add three lines to any stub. The three lines do not need to be in the same section.

Bonus: Create and fill out a new section on any stub page.

Day 7 (Feb 21)

Challenge: Create a page for any fanwork that doesn't yet have a page on Fanlore.

Bonus: Create a new page for your favourite small fandom!

Challenge Badges

Each day of the Challenge has a different funky 80s badge available to be won, designed by the amazing CarnwenannB312 and memorizingthedigitsofpi!

How do I get my badges?

During the Challenge, members of the Fanlore Committee will be keeping an eye on Recent Changes for any edits that qualify for the day's tasks. You can add "IFD Fanlore Challenge" or "Fanlore Challenge" to your edit summary to help us identify qualifying edits!

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:


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

For example: [[Image:IFD2021_Day_one.png|200px]] will show up as:
IFD2021 Day one.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.