April/May Coppermind Objectives
It's that time again! Objective time!
First we need to say a bit thank you to everyone who helped out in February and March. We completed almost ALL of our objectives the last round, and the work done was first class. Seriously guys, have you seen this new Tindwyl page updated by Ladymxdnight? And solid objective completions aren't the only big news. You may not check out the Editor's Corner very often, but we hit a new milestone on our "Complete to Stub Ratio." We now have 3 fully complete articles for every lowly stub on the Coppermind! In fact, with just a few more stubs updated we will officially have the lowest stub count in the history of the wiki! Thanks for the hard work, folks!
As always, we're happy for any help we can get, so don't be shy. If you're new to editing the Coppermind, don't worry; we'll help you out with guides and plenty of assistance. You don't need experience, just the will to help out! We'll also provide awards, because everyone loves fake internet points.
Without further ado, here are our objectives for April and May. If you find something you'd like to help with, claim it here, and let us know if you have any questions! If nothing in the list below catches your eye, there are leftover objectives from previous months up for grabs in the claim spreadsheet. If you sign up for something, please say hi on Discord so that we can offer support and touch base with you!
Let's start with some larger projects. These objectives will definitely require some research and a good bit of writing. Anyone is welcome to take them--we just don't want you to feel like you've bitten off more than you can chew.
First up this round is Mister Suit! Edwarn's personality and appearance section is currently non-existent, and his history could use some expansion. Can't have Mr. Ladrian serving in another realm without a good Coppermind article behind him.
More Mistborn? Sure! More Ladrians? Why not! Wax's great great great-something grandmother is completely lacking a history section. We'd love to have your help filling in what her role was.
3. Jah Keved
In the words of @thegatorgirl00 "Jah Keved is absolute trash." Here I am thinking she's talking about the state of the nation after their war. That was before I opened the article and realized it has been edited maybe a dozen times since Words of Radiance was released... Oof. Can we blame the state of this article on Nergaoul as well? This one needs some serious love folks.
The capital city of Hallandren currently has no structural organization whatsoever. Check out some other good city articles for a breath of inspiration (heh). Let's work out a better structure and then see if we can fill in some gaps.
5. Judy Ivans
Need a little break from the Cosmere? Ironsides' article only has a single sentence at the moment. Let's at least give her a Personality/Appearance and a History section.
These are tasks that are much shorter and involve characters or topics that are minor. But, hey, minor things are important to have done too! Many of these articles are so short that they will not require separate sections. Research should be fairly straight forward. For short articles, include as much as you can possibly find about them.
A few months back we checked off most of the minor Returned articles. Mercystar was a bit too complicated to be included at the time, but she shouldn't be too hard to finish off. Any help would be appreciated!
Yes, chickens. You read that right! The Rosharan variety of course. Or, well, varieties. These beautiful (and tasty) creatures have their very own page! But it needs some more attention.
3. Stephen Leeds' Aspects
With Lies of the Beholder out, the Legion articles are ripe for completion! Several of Stephen Leeds' aspects are still "stubs" unfortunately, and we could use some help getting those polished off. They include: Audrey, Armando, Kalyani, and Turquoise.
4. Queen Tsa
Who doesn't enjoy a good myth as told by Hoid? He gave us a briliant new story in Oathbringer which you can find on Tsa's page... Or, well, that's where it should be. We'd appreciate if you could help us update this page with what we know about the Nathan queen and myth surrounding her.
Hoid isn't the only one with a good story! Spensa's Gran-Gran had some good tales of her own, but right now her article is a lowly stub that could really use some work.
What's in it for me?
We want to motivate people to help, so we will be giving out Coppermind awards for the users in the coming months with the most edits, and we'll also give out awards if you contributed to one of these items. They'll be on your user page for all to see.
Here's a look at our top editors from the last month!
1. Ladymxdnight - 112,756 bytes
2. Big Smooth - 60,244 bytes
3. Thurin - 28,076 bytes
4. Ammcclain15 - 18,762 bytes
5. Rebeca - 17,468 bytes
1. Rebeca - 2 Major, 1 Minor
2. Ladymxdnight - 1 Major, 1 Minor
How do I to start?
The most important thing is to be bold! Content is hard to write, but we can always format your stuff if it doesn't quite match conventions. MediaWiki notation may appear scary at first, but the best way to learn is through experience. If you're interested, we have lots of guides to help: Help:Contents.
It does very much help to have ebooks so you can find instances of a specific word or person. (This is extremely helpful for minor characters). If you have physical books, ask us and we can help you determine this so you don't need to reread the whole text. We can also direct you towards some good articles to use as a go-by.