DAB Challenge - August

Welcome to the Monthly DAB Challenge! The purpose of this competition is to see who can fix the most links to disambiguation pages that existed as of August 1st.

How to score points

The scoring system is straightforward - make an article no longer link to one of the disambigs in the list, and you earn one point.

These types of edits will earn you points:

Through redirect and template edits you can rack up points with a single edit. If a template with a disambig link is transcluded in 30 articles, and fixing that template causes all 30 articles to no longer link to the disambig, you receive 30 points. (Note though that it usually takes a couple of days for template fixes to be reflected by the articles that transclude them, so be patient when waiting to see results.)

These types of edits will NOT earn you points:

There are several compelling arguments I could make to justify this policy, but the simple truth is leaving out these scenarios made the programming a lot easier.

A final note on scoring: it isn't going to be perfect. Some edits will be improperly attributed, and others may not be caught by the system. But I've tried to keep this at a minimum, and don't expect it to ruin anyone's standings.

A word of caution

The purpose of this competition is to have fun, acknowledge the contributions of others, and improve Wikipedia. Anyone who does not make constructive edits (for instance, by making hasty, uninformed edits that have to be fixed later) will be banned indefinitely from the leaderboards. As insurance against this, I've created the ability to view the dab-fixing efforts of others (see below).

Results for July

These are the final results for DAB Challenge - July. The top three finalists have earned their place in the Disambiguator Hall of Fame. August's contest is already underway; the new leaderboard will be posted tomorrow.

   1. Rodw  2307 fixed
   2. Niceguyedc  2185 fixed
   3. Narky Blert  1706 fixed
   4. Cnwilliams  167 fixed
   5. R'n'B  150 fixed
   6. BD2412  147 fixed
   7. Lennart97  83 fixed
   8. 49.177.30.125  82 fixed
   9. Musashi1600  63 fixed
  10. Fyrael  49 fixed
  11. RussBot  35 fixed
  12. Cnilep  26 fixed
  13. Mlaffs  24 fixed
  14. The Banner  23 fixed
  15. Egsan Bacon  19 fixed
  16. Gowhk8  14 fixed
  17. BubbaJoe123456  12 fixed

The List for August

On the first of every month, a new list of disambiguation pages with links is generated. Listed below are those disambiguation pages from the eligible list that have 5 or more incoming links. The full list of Challenge links is available at this page. The number of links is updated once daily, so you can see what disambigs are still available. If all links to a disambig are fixed, or if it is no longer a disambig, it will not be displayed.

   1. Samantabhadra   173 links
   2. David Brown   66 links
   3. Jason Hall   65 links
   4. Patrick Davis   65 links
   5. Greek New Testament   59 links
   6. United States Olympic team   45 links
   7. Bottom Bitch   35 links
   8. Commission of inquiry   25 links
   9. Ranked-choice voting   23 links
   10. Preventive conservation   21 links
   11. Fact-finding   19 links
   12. Corporate accountability   17 links
   13. Electric scooter   17 links
   14. ABC Television   16 links
   15. Morwong   16 links
   16. Maven   15 links
   17. Psychedelic metal   14 links
   18. Gyeonghwa   12 links
   19. Sakai (disambiguation)   10 links
   20. Left Front   9 links
   21. Scientific study   9 links
   22. Simultaneity   9 links
   23. Gardone   8 links
   24. The Bottoms   8 links
   25. Vegetable oil refining   8 links
   26. Al-Jaish   7 links
   27. Elliptic equation   7 links
   28. Kelpfish   7 links
   29. Media   7 links
   30. Orthodox   7 links
   31. Värtsilä   7 links
   32. WKYW   7 links
   33. Agnaldo   6 links
   34. Aldo   6 links
   35. Centroceras   6 links
   36. Chaldean   6 links
   37. Digitalization   6 links
   38. Eid   6 links
   39. Gulou   6 links
   40. Mogumber   6 links
   41. Ombos   6 links
   42. Others   6 links
   43. Politehnica Timișoara   6 links
   44. Puja   6 links
   45. Service   6 links
   46. Sex (disambiguation)   6 links
   47. The A-Team (disambiguation)   6 links
   48. Bhadu   5 links
   49. British Canadians   5 links
   50. CBS Records   5 links
   51. Delfini   5 links
   52. Duelist   5 links
   53. Elongation   5 links
   54. Gulf War (disambiguation)   5 links
   55. Industry   5 links
   56. Jorge Márquez   5 links
   57. Khorasan   5 links
   58. Lisa Baker   5 links
   59. Methone   5 links
   60. Mre11   5 links
   61. Program   5 links
   62. Quality of life (disambiguation)   5 links
   63. Stanley   5 links
   64. Subject 13   5 links
   65. Traditionalism   5 links



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