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Monthly Challenge Administration

How to administer the Monthly Challenge

If you want to know how the infrastructure around the Monthly Challenge works, see How it works.

The Monthly Challenge is set up to be largely automatic, but there are some aspects that cannot be automated. This also means there are a few moving parts that need careful administration.

The following should be automatic:

  • Classification of works on the monthly overview into "short", "proofread", "validated", "done", etc.
  • Collation of daily, monthly, annual and all-time statistics

The following are tasks that are not automatic:

  • Adding new works
  • Categorisation of works into the monthly categories (this may be automated in future)

Adding new works[edit]

The biggest manual task is adding the works to the current data module. Works are arranged in monthly data modules, for example Module:Monthly Challenge/data/2023-02.

Works are included in the Monthly Challenge for up to three months, unless they are "immune" to expiry, when they last until validated. This is a "soft" limit and can be extended if the work is likely to be completed soon.

Whenever you add works to a Challenge, you should also make sure the work Indexes are in the relevant monthly category. For example: Category:Monthly Challenge (February 2023). Indexes can and should be in more than one monthly category if they take longer than one month to validate. They must be in a month's category to be included in the statistics for that month.

Starting a new month[edit]

Tasks that are needed to start a new month: