Bulbapedia talk:Christmas Improvement Drive

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Template

The template says it only lasts for 3 days, why is this? Gliscorguy54 15:50, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Will someone please answer me? Gliscorguy54 16:35, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
You can only have the template up for 3 days. It wouldn't be fair to keep the page reserved for a whole month. So, choose wisely and only place the template when you are sure you have 3 days to complete your entry. Jellotalk 18:35, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Multiple entries

I read the page backwards and forwards, and I just wanted to make sure: can we have more than one entry? I'd like to get confirmation before I go off and work on all 40,413 of the articles and submit every single one of the diffs. Thanks. chiefboz (my talk and contributions) 23:37, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

You are allowed to have multiple entries, but only one of them can actually win. This also means that you can only reserve one page at a time. Jellotalk 23:42, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
Got it. Thanks for the help. chiefboz (my talk and contributions) 23:48, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Different Country

Hi. Just wondering, can people from other countries enter? I live in Australia so I'm not sure what would happen if I, somehow, won. Sorry if this was mentioned on the page already! --Rankurusu 05:25, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

If you win then the prize will be shipped to Australia. Werdnae (talk) 05:34, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
Wow! Sounds awesome! Thanks for giving me the answer! --Rankurusu 06:49, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Creating pages

Does the contest apply to creating pages, or turning redirects into pages (specifically the status ailment pages)? --SnorlaxMonster 10:12, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

It applies to any edit. If you wanted to turn the Paralysis redirect into a page (for example), then it would certainly be considered. Just a note for people reading this though, pages which redirect because they are considered not notable will be turned back into redirects. So don't bother trying to enter a page like Rudy's Starmie. Werdnae (talk) 18:10, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Size of Edit

Im still kinda new to the whole editing deal, although I have typed up some synopsis for episodes before I haven't really edited an entire page in order to make it complete. So I was wondering how much change would I have to make to a page in order to be considered. And also how would I go about submitting an edited page.--Terry08 10:15, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
Any entry will be considered, but the more you can improve the page, the more likely you are to win. To submit your page, go to the page and click on the history tab at the top. Click the radio button on the left for the last edit by someone else before you started, and the radio button on the right for your last edit. Then click the "Compare selected revisions" button. That will take you to what's called a "diff", showing you everything that has been changed on the page during those edits. Copy the URL and follow the instructions at the top of this page. Werdnae (talk) 17:59, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Walkthroughs

I'm considering revamping a walkthrough for my entry. How should I go about doing this? Should I submit just the main page or all of the section pages? --EricDLee 00:43, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

You should be submitting a "diff". You can obtain a "diff" by going to the history of the article and choosing your revision and the previous revision, and then clicking "Compare revision". After that, you copy the URL of that "diff" and submit that. Jellotalk 01:00, 8 December 2010 (UTC)
I was wondering if a walkthrough diff counts as one sumbission, or if I should submit individual diffs for each section I edit. --EricDLee 01:10, 8 December 2010 (UTC)
If you're doing more than one page (I assume this is what you meant by each section), then you are welcome submit diffs of each individual page. Jellotalk 01:13, 8 December 2010 (UTC)
For example, if I revamped the entire FRLG Walkthrough, would I submit one diff or seventeen diffs? - unsigned comment from EricDLee (talkcontribs)
You can submit all of the 17 diffs, but each entry/diff would get judged individually. Therefore, only one entry of yours can be eligible to win. Jellotalk 01:32, 8 December 2010 (UTC)
Got it, thanks so much! --EricDLee 01:34, 8 December 2010 (UTC)