Submissions:2024/On This Day, Editors Discuss The OTD Template

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On This Day, Editors Discuss The OTD Template

Type of session:

Lecture (15-30 min)

Session theme(s):

Community Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion


The Main Page of several language Wikipedias features an “On This Day” section where events that happened on that particular date are highlighted. As an editor of the English OTD template, I will outline how to get an article listed at OTD, what makes a good OTD hook, and how to edit the template yourself. I will also outline the challenges in the English Wikipedia’s OTD template, including diversity of hooks (both in geography and topic), a lack of editors participating, and the deterioration or unsuitability of articles that make them ineligible for the Main Page. Afterwards, I will answer questions on the topic.

Author name(s):

A. Filipowich

Wikimedia username(s):


E-mail address:

Affiliated organization(s):

Able to attend without scholarship?


Estimated length of session


Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

Previously presented?


Special requests:

Projector would be helpful