Stub September

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Event
Event: Stub September
Participants: Fanlore
Date(s): 2012 - hopefully present?
Type:
Fandom: multifandom
URL: Stub September 2016!
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Stub September is an annual month-long challenge/festival devoted to adding information to existing Fanlore articles, especially those that are stubs. Fans are also encouraged to add to articles that need expansion and articles that need more example fanworks.

Stub September was first held in 2012.

The Pages that need expansion category was created in response to user feedback during the first Stub September.[1]

Also see April Showers and June Bloom.

2012

At the beginning of the first Stub September, there were nearly 1800 existing pages on Fanlore identified as stubs.[2]

2013

2014

The second(?) Stub September introduced weekly themes to help fans decide which article(s) to work on. The themes were meant merely as suggestions, and fans were welcome to work on any article at any time.

At the beginning of September, there were over 1600 existing pages on Fanlore identified as stubs.[1]

  • Week 1 (1-6 September): Fandoms
  • Week 2 (7-13 September): Characters
  • Week 3 (14-20 September): Relationships (This encompasses pairings, threesomes and moresomes, and gen relationships.)
  • Week 4 (21-27 September): Fan Communities (This includes websites, forums, mailing lists, and other fan spaces.)

2015

At the beginning of September, there were over 1900 existing pages on Fanlore identified as stubs.[3] Earlier that year was the introduction of June Bloom, which may have contributed to the increase in stubs.

  • Week 1 (1-5 September): Fandoms(?)
  • Week 2 (6-12 September): Characters
  • Week 3 (13-19 September): Relationships
  • Week 4 (20-26 September): Fan Communities
  • Week 5 (27-30 September): Fandoms again!

2016

The fourth Stub September dropped the weekly themes in favor of posting periodic tips (where?) relating to finding and expanding stubs, and some suggestions to help in deciding what articles to work on.

At the beginning of September, following the second celebration of June Bloom, there were over 2,000 existing pages on Fanlore identified as stubs.[4]

This article or section needs expansion.

Maybe make a list of the tips relating to finding and expanding stubs?

2017

2018

At the beginning of September, there were nearly 2,900 existing pages on Fanlore identified as stubs.[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Stub September 2014!, fanlore.dreamwidth.org, 31 Aug. 2014.
  2. Fanlore Challenge: Stub September, fanlore.dreamwidth.org, 3 Sept. 2012.
  3. Stub September is Here Again!, fanlore.dreamwidth.org, 1 Sept. 2015.
  4. Stub September 2016!, fanlore.dreamwidth.org, 1 Sept. 2016.
  5. User visit to Category:Stubs, 5 Sept. 2018.