wikiHow:Monthly Write a thon

EditWhat Is It?

As you may be able to tell from the name, a write-a-thon is a monthly online get-together where people all go onto a wiki at the same time to do lots of writing. It's an online party and a reason for wikiHowians to interact with one another in ways they wouldn't do otherwise.

To participate, all you need to do is write an article that fits within the theme for the write-a-thon and edit an article that someone else created for the write-a-thon.


The first Wednesday of every month, starting at midnight am New Zealand time on May 5 and ending when Sunday finishes in Hawaii. Any articles edited or written during this time will count.

Here is a list of Write-a-Thon times for different parts of the world (thanks to Maluniu and others in wikiHow IRC for piecing this together):

  • Auckland, NZ - (S) Wednesday 12 am midnight - (E) Sunday 10 pm
  • Hawaii - (S) Tuesday 2 am - (E) Sunday 12 am midnight
  • West Coast US - (S) Tuesday 5 am - (E) Sunday 3 am
  • Mountain US - (S) Tuesday 6 am - (E) Sunday 4 am
  • Central US - (S) Tuesday 7 am - (E) Sunday 5 am
  • East Coast US - (S) Tuesday 8 am - (E) Sunday 6 am
  • Buenos Aires - (S) Tuesday 9 am - (E) Sunday 7 am
  • London - (S) Tuesday 1 pm - (E) Sunday 11 am
  • Amsterdam - (S) Tuesday 2 pm - (E) Sunday 12 pm noon
  • New Delhi - (S) Tuesday 5:30 pm - (E) Sunday 3:30 pm
  • Seoul/Tokyo - (S) Tuesday 9 pm - (E) Sunday 7 pm
  • Sydney - (S) Tuesday 10 pm - (E) Sunday 8 pm

Note: If your part of the world isn't included here, you can find it and add it, or leave a talkpage message for someone involved with the project and we'll figure it out for you.

This is a new thing, and as with anything wiki, dates/times etc. are subject to change.

If there is enough demand, a Write-a-Thon will be added for another day for those who want to participate but can't participate on Wednesdays.

EditThis Month's Party

May 5, 2010

Theme: "I am from ____" - sharing something about one's hometown, like attractions, landmarks, food, etc. Thanks to Maluniu for the idea. If you are stuck for ideas, check out About.com Cities & Towns (US and Canada only) and Wikitravel.

Please remember to vote for June's theme by looking at the theme suggestions at the bottom of this page and leaving your signature (which is written out as ~~~~ in wiki code).

Write-a-Thon starts on May 5th, 1200 UTC, when it starts being Wednesday in New Zealand, and ends on May 9th, 1200 UTC, when it finishes being Sunday in Hawaii.

Articles edited by other Write-a-thon participants

Articles Created

EditLast Month's Party

Articles created

  • Collaborate - just started with a general intro, needs lots of help, didn't put an inprogress on it for that reason - FA
  • Know if a Chest X Ray Film Is Rotated - Rising Star and FA Candidate
  • Take a Screenshot With an iPad - Rising Star and FA Candidate
  • Hike Diamond Head on Oahu, Hawaii - Rising Star
  • Create an Alert in C

Articles edited by other Write-a-thon participants

Special requests


EditWrite-a-Thon Theme Suggestions for June and Beyond

Sign your name below the suggestion to vote on the theme for June.

  • Stub-a-thon - fleshing out stubs Elocina 00:31, 5 April 2010 (GMT)
  • Request-a-thon - Making requests, answering requests, editing other people's answers to requests Elocina 00:31, 5 April 2010 (GMT)
  • Food and drink Elocina 00:31, 5 April 2010 (GMT)
  • Spring Elocina 00:31, 5 April 2010 (GMT)
  • Summer Elocina 00:31, 5 April 2010 (GMT)
  • What I Do For Fun Elocina 20:04, 5 April 2010 (GMT)
  • What I Do to Relax Elocina 20:04, 5 April 2010 (GMT)
  • Medical Articles - could be a joint Write-a-Thon and Cite-A-Thon, I'm thinking of mostly bold edits here since many of the medical articles could benefit from more institution-backed medical advice since some of the articles seem to be populated with hearsay or non-verifiable claims Elocina 15:09, 29 April 2010 (GMT)
  • Favourite hobby Luv_sarah 17:48, 29 April 2010 (GMT)

Elocina 02:41, 1 May 2010 (GMT)

  • What I Learned Today Luv_sarah 17:48, 29 April 2010 (GMT)
  • Work (or School) Luv_sarah 17:48, 29 April 2010 (GMT)

Elocina 02:41, 1 May 2010 (GMT)

  • common misconceptions? Xxxx 22:32, 29 April 2010 (GMT)
Could you please clarify this? Common misconceptions about what exactly? Elocina 16:56, 6 May 2010 (GMT)

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