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The Military history WikiProject's March Madness 2017 has now concluded.

About the driveEdit

March Madness is a backlog reduction drive, which will run from 00:01 UTC on 1 March through to 23:59 UTC on 31 March 2017. The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project; however, only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the military history scope will be considered eligible.

The backlog reduction drive is a four-week effort focused on the following areas:

  • tagging and assessing articles that fall within the project's scope
  • updating the project's currently listed A-class articles to ensure their ongoing compliance with the listed criteria
  • creating articles that are listed as "requested" on the project's various task force pages or other lists of missing articles.[Note 1]


You will receive points for each article you work on, based on the schedule listed below.

Serial Aspect/Category Points
1 Tagging an article for Milhist[Note 2] 1 point
2 Adding a task force to the Milhist banner 1 point
3 Assessing an article 5 points
4 Updating the external links on an A-class article 5 points
5 Updating the content on an A-class article[Note 3] 10 points
6 Creating a requested article 15 points / 25 points [Note 4]

Points can be claimed for multiple aspects for the same article. For instance, adding a project banner and a task force to the talk page will result in two points being awarded. Additionally, if a project banner and task force are added to an article's talk page, and the article is assessed, 7 points will be awarded. The same applies for all other aspects/categories.


  1. ^ Some example lists are provided below, but please be aware that these are not exclusive, as the goal is to encourage as much participation as possible so the definition of a "requested" article should be construed broadly.
  2. ^ This refers to adding the Milhist project's banner to the talk page.
  3. ^ Content updates on A-class articles can include adding new information to articles about evolving topics, copy editing, improving the formatting, removing overlinked terms or fixing dab links, or adding/improving referencing.
  4. ^ If a requested article is created in the drive period and achieves a B class or higher assessment (also in the drive period), 10 bonus points will be awarded.

Useful linksEdit

The following links can be followed to find articles to tag and assess:

The following links can be followed to find requested articles:

The following links can be followed to find A-class articles to update:


As a token of our appreciation for your efforts, the coordinators will be presenting service awards and barnstars based on the number of articles you improve. The awards will not be cumulative, rather each participant will qualify for a single award based on the total number of points you accumulate.

To add a bit of friendly competition, the three editors who earn the most points by 31 March 2017 will be awarded bronze, silver and gold wikis.

The coordinators will post awards to your talk page within a few days of the end of the drive. If you'd like yours earlier, please ask one of the coordinators.

How to participateEdit

To take part in the drive, please add your name to the list of participants below. Then, in alphabetical order, please create a new worklist section for yourself on the worklist page, here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/March Madness 2017/Worklists.

Now you can begin working on articles in the categories listed above. For each article:

  1. Fix the listed problem by editing the article or its talkpage the assessment, then
  2. List the article under the appropriate category in your worklist section
  3. For any new article that is created, editors are encouraged to list the article for assessment at WP:MHA


  1. Euryalus (talk) 01:46, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 07:28, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  3. Janweh64 (talk) 07:38, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  4. Catlemur (talk) 08:09, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  5. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk • mail) 09:14, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  6. Petebutt (talk) 10:06, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  7. Newm30 (talk) 10:30, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  8. Kges1901 (talk) 10:50, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  9. Yulun5566 (talk) 11:43, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  10. Miyagawa (talk) 11:45, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  11. DPdH (talk) 11:50, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  12. Molestash (talk) 13:47, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  13. TeriEmbrey (talk) 14:43, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  14. ZLEA (Talk,Contribs) 15:26, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  15. TomStar81 (Talk) 22:10, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
  16. Anotherclown (talk) 04:39, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
  17. auntieruth (talk) 14:34, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
  18. MBlaze Lightning T 18:55, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
  19. Arius1998 (talk) 02:03, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
  20. HerodotusTheFraud (talk) 3:30, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
  21. AustralianRupert (talk) 10:44, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
  22. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 04:04, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
  23. Trilotat (talk) 18:24, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
  24. Randomness74 (talk) 18:33, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
  25. Filiep (talk) 09:51, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
  26. Washoe the Wise (talk) 17:38, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
  27. Lineagegeek (talk)
  28. Mifter (talk) 00:22, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
  29. K.e.coffman (talk) 04:28, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
  30. Lord Ics (talk) 8:38, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  31. StatGuru (talk) 22:41, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Points tableEdit

Username Points Placing Entitlement
Anotherclown 109 Three Stripes
Arius1998 353 Three Stripes
AuntieRuth 297 Three Stripes
AustralianRupert 840 Tireless Contributor
Catlemur 702 WikiChevrons
DPdH 1,365 2nd Silver Wiki
Working Man's Barnstar
HerodotusTheFraud 524 WikiChevrons
Iazyges 260 Three Stripes
Janweh64 37 One Stripe
K.e.coffman 779 Tireless Contributor
Kges1901 1,788 1st Golden Wiki
Barnstar of Diligence
Krishna Chaitanya Velaga 16 N/A
Lineagegeek 214 Three Stripes
Lord Ics 231 Three Stripes
Mifter 66 Two Stripes
Molestash 196 Three Stripes
Newm30 15 N/A
Peacemaker67 122 Three Stripes
StatGuru 408 Three Stripes
Sturmvogel_66 153 Three Stripes
Randomness74 145 Three Stripes
TeriEmbrey 15 N/A
Trilotat 1,297 3rd Bronze Wiki
Working Man's Barnstar
Washoe the Wise 25 One Stripe
Yulun5566 12 N/A
Zeromonk 50 Two Stripes
ZLEA 105 Three Stripes

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