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Service awards proposal[edit]

Master Editor Hello, Bedford! I noticed you display a service award, and would like to invite you to join the discussion over a proposed revamping of the awards.

If you have any opinions on the proposal, please participate in the discussion. Thanks! — the Man in Question (in question) 01:04, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

WikiCup 2010 and Dermatology-related content[edit]

I noticed that you are participating in the 2010 WikiCup. I have been working on the Bolognia push which is a project to make sure Wikipedia has an article (or redirect) on every know cutaneous condition. With that being said, there are still many cutaneous condition stubs to be made, and Bolognia could be a source for a lot of DYK articles, etc. Therefore, I was thinking maybe we could help one another... a competative WikiCup that also serves to improve dermatologic content on Wikipedia. I could e-mail you the Bolognia login information if you have any interest? ---kilbad (talk) 03:19, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Quick question...[edit]

I hope you don't mind me asking (I know I could dig through your archives and find the answer myself, but...) I noted that you have a "lynched admin" status ... what the heck happened? (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 21:28, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

  • The answer may be found here.--Doug.(talk contribs) 19:53, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
    • Given a reply to a three year old question, what Doug gave was an "official" reason and not the real reason; namely, that Jimbo felt the need to abuse someone and cater to a bunch of worshipers at the same time, thus rewarding bad elements to his website ad discouraging a good one from adding.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 21:04, 1 January 2013 (UTC).

CSS Shenandoah[edit]

In my screen this looks to be really messed up by User:Marcus334. Can you take a look and work accordingly as this is an article you have had an interest in, in the past. Is this one of the articles we worked to good article? Thanks for looking into this, as maybe my screen looks at this article a little different (for whatever reason).--Doug Coldwell talk 21:59, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Compare to my version of 20:28, 23 January 2010 and see which layout looks better to you.--Doug Coldwell talk 22:38, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Compare also my version of 23:07, 24 January 2010 and see which layout looks better to you. I'm trying to get it to look good with good natural text flow, howerver User:Marcus334 leaves large white spaces just to get the picture to match EXACTLY with the text, which I feel is not necessary (as long as it is somewhere close). Perhaps you would like to have some input to the article.--Doug Coldwell talk 12:55, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

About the Camp Morton IN photo[edit]

The current caption of the photo Camp_Morton_1.JPGMedia:Camp_Morton_1.JPG‎ reads "Camp Morton, where 1,700 Confederate were martyred while prisoners of war." Is the use of such a term as 'martyred' consistent with Wikipedia's goal of a 'neutral point of view?' Just for information: I noticed the caption when looking at the article on Camp Morton, where my 3greats-grandmother's brother was a PoW. I have at least one PoW on each side & am relatively new to the wiki-world. I hope this is the appropriate place for posting such an inquiry, if not, please advise.--Cmissy (talk) 16:41, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

WikiCup 2010 January newsletter[edit]

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We are half way through round one of the WikiCup. We've had some shakeups regarding late entries, flag changes and early dropouts, but the competition is now established- there will be no more flag changes or new competitors. Congratulations to Hungary Sasata (submissions), our current leader, who, at the time of writing, has more listed points than Pennsylvania Hunter Kahn (submissions) and New Orleans TonyTheTiger (submissions) (second and third place respectively) combined. A special well done also goes to Isle of Man Fetchcomms (submissions)- his artcle Jewel Box (St. Louis, Missouri) was the first content to score points in the competition.

Around half of competitors are yet to score. Please remember to submit content soon after it is promoted, so that the judges are able to review entries. 64 of the 149 current competitors will advance to round 2- if you currently have no points, do not worry, as over half of the current top 64 have under 50 points. Everyone needs to get their entries in now to guarantee their places in round 2! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, by email or on IRC. Good luck! J Milburn, Garden, iMatthew and The ed17 Delivered by JCbot (talk) at 00:09, 1 February 2010 (UTC)


Philippines–Romania relations has been nominated for deletion again here[edit]

You are being notified because you participated in a previous Afd regarding this article, either at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Argentina–Singapore_relations or at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Philippines–Romania relations, and you deserve a chance to weigh in on this article once again. --Cdogsimmons (talk) 00:01, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

My Old Kentucky Home State Park[edit]

The article has been reviewed (see review) and placed on hold until 2/26/2010. WTF? (talk) 16:42, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Nice work on this article. I've taken a stab at expanding the lead. Feel free to edit it mercilessly. Hope I didn't overstep my bounds here, but I'd love to see this article promoted. Acdixon (talk contribs count) 17:53, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks AC. Looks long enough to me now.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 17:54, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Happy Bedford's Day![edit]

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User:Bedford has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Bedford's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Bedford!

Peace,
Rlevse
00:10, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

For a userbox you can add to your userbox page, see User:Rlevse/Today/Happy Me Day! and my own userpage for a sample of how to use it. RlevseTalk 00:10, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 02:47, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

WikiCup 2010 February newsletter[edit]

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Round one is over, and round two has begun! Congratulations to the 64 contestants who have made it through, but well done and thank you to all contestants who took part in our first round. A special well done goes to Hungary Sasata (submissions), our round one winner (1010 points), and to Pennsylvania Hunter Kahn (submissions) and New Orleans TonyTheTiger (submissions), who were second and third respectively (640 points/605 points). Sasata was awarded the most points for both good articles (300 points) and featured articles (600 points), and TonyTheTiger was awarded the most for featured topics (225 points), while Hunter Kahn claimed the most for good topics (70). Connecticut Staxringold (submissions) claimed the most featured lists (240 points) and featured pictures (35 points), Flag of Oppland (Norway).svg Geschichte (submissions) claimed the most for Did you know? entries (490 points), Flag of St. Louis, Missouri.svg Jujutacular (submissions) claimed the most for featured sounds (70 points) and Republic of Ireland Candlewicke (submissions) claimed the most for In the news entries (40 points). No one claimed a featured portal or valued picture.

Credits awarded after the end of round one but before round two may be claimed in round two, but remember the rule that content must have been worked on in some significant way during 2010 by you for you to claim points. The groups for round two will be placed up shortly, and the submissions' pages will be blanked. This round will continue until 28 April, when the top two users from each group, as well as 16 wildcards, will progress to round three. Please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup; thank you to all doing this last round, and particularly to those helping at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, by email or on IRC. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn, Fox, iMatthew and The ed17 Delivered by JCbot (talk) at 00:42, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Nominations for the March 2010 Military history Project Coordinator elections now open![edit]

The Military history WikiProject coordinator selection process has started; to elect the coordinators to serve for the next six months. If you are interested in running, please sign up here by 23:59 (UTC) on 8 March 2010! More information on coordinatorship may be found on the coordinator academy course and in the responsibilities section on the coordinator page.
This has been an automated delivery by BrownBot (talk) 21:03, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

How the hell are you?[edit]

Kurt Weber (Go Colts!: 16-0 and Super Bowl XLIV Champions) 21:55, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Just got a cardboard cut less than a centimeter from my eyeball, almost blinding me. Otherwise OK. Not on WP much as its beneath me; feel like I'm slumming.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 06:04, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

File source problem with File:Pike county courthouse.jpg[edit]

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Pike County courthouse image[edit]

Hey Bedford,

There seems to be some question about the source for the image File:Pike county courthouse.jpg that you uploaded. The problem was raised at my FA nom for Paul Patton. Could you clear this up when you have a chance? Thanks. Acdixon (talk contribs count) 16:26, 15 March 2010 (UTC)


Coordinator elections have opened![edit]

Voting for the Military history WikiProject coordinator elections has opened; all users are encouraged to participate in the elections. Voting will conclude 23:59 (UTC) on 28 March 2010.
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Its official[edit]

Obama sucks. For his passion on destroying the US health care system I will never forgive him. Here's a republic revolution in 2010, and with luck the end of Obama's communism in the west. TomStar81 (Talk) 06:41, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Amen!--King Bedford I Seek his grace 00:51, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Tom your respect from me has risen at least 100%! Have A Great Day! (BTW how is it going Bedford?) Lord Oliver The Olive Branch 02:17, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
I'll have a great day when the Republicans annihilate the damn health care bill(s) with thermonuclear weapons. I want my family back, and this unholy bastard has scattered us from hell to breakfast in the name of "reform". BTW, Bedford, I'm borrowing User:Bedford/userboxes/America Held Hostage, I hope that's alright. TomStar81 (Talk) 02:34, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
No problem Tom, and thanks Oliver.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 14:22, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Join the WP:USRDCUP 2010![edit]

We're going to go ahead and try this again! The contest will begin April 1. It is a contest to encourage editors to improve teh quality of WP:USRD articles and participate in USRD. Precautions will be taken to make sure that people do not "game the system" and bring article quality down. Please sign up ASAP! Announcements regarding the contest will be made at WP:USRDCUP, Twitter, and/or IRC. --Rschen7754 06:51, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

State park sources[edit]

Hi Bedford! I'm working on List of Indiana state parks, and I'd like to know what sources you used for the park areas and establishment dates. I see that these numbers are also on the individual park pages, most of which you wrote, but their links are dead and the current DNR site does not list this information. Thanks! Reywas92Talk 21:30, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

I used PDFs of published DNR materials, namey the annual Recreation guide and the pamphlets for the individual parks.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 01:39, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Portal:Louisville/On this day.../March 1[edit]

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Please refrain from introducing inappropriate pages, such as Portal:Louisville/On this day.../March 1, to Wikipedia. Doing so is not in accordance with our policies. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the page does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that they userfy the page or have a copy emailed to you. Ost (talk) 17:33, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

WikiCup 2010 March newsletter[edit]

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We're half way through round two, and everything is running smoothly. Pennsylvania Hunter Kahn (submissions) leads overall with 650 points this round, and heads pool B. New Orleans TonyTheTiger (submissions) currently leads pool C, dubbed the "Group of Death", which has a only a single contestant yet to score this round (the fewest of any group), as well five contestants over 100 points (the most). With a month still to go, as well as 16 wildcard places, everything is still to play for. Anything you worry may not receive the necessary attention before the end of the round (such as outstanding GA or FA nominations) is welcome at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews, and please remember to continue offering reviews yourself where possible. As always, the judges are available to contact via email, IRC or their talk pages, and general discussion about the Cup is welcome on the WikiCup talk page.

Although unrelated to the WikiCup, April sees a Good Article Nominations backlog elimination drive, formulated as a friendly competition with small awards, as the Cup is. Several WikiCup contestants and judges have already signed up, but regular reviewers and those who hope to do more reviewing are more than welcome to join at the drive page. If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn, Fox, iMatthew and The ed17 Delivered by JCbot (talk) 22:09, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jargon of The Rush Limbaugh Show (4th nomination)[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jargon of The Rush Limbaugh Show (4th nomination). patsw (talk) 04:29, 6 April 2010 (UTC) (Using {{Please see}}) You voted on one of the earlier AFD's, are still active, and have a high edit count. patsw (talk) 04:29, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Greetings![edit]

I'm currently updating the Wikipedia:WikiProject Australia/Participants page and you're listed under "Unsorted participants". From reading a little about you on your page, you'd probably belong under "Participants from outside of Australia". Would you be so kind to add your name under the correct heading and add some info about yourself and your important contributions? Thanks much! --Funandtrvl (talk) 01:41, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

WikiCup 2010 April newsletter[edit]

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Round two is over, and we are down to our final 32. For anyone interested in the final standings (though not arranged by group) this page has been compiled. Congratulations to Pennsylvania Hunter Kahn (submissions), our clear overall round winner, and to Colombia ThinkBlue (submissions) and Norway Arsenikk (submissions), who were solidly second and third respectively. There were a good number of high scorers this round- competition was certainly tough! Round three begins tomorrow, but anything promoted after the end of round two is eligible for points. 16 contestants (eight pool leaders and eight wildcards) will progress to round four in two months- things are really starting to get competitive. Anything you worry may not receive the necessary attention before the end of the round (such as outstanding GA or FA nominations) is welcome at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews, and please remember to continue offering reviews yourself where possible. As always, the judges are available to contact via email, IRC or their talk pages, and general discussion about the Cup is welcome on the WikiCup talk page.

Judge iMatthew has retired from Wikipedia, and we wish him the best. The competition has been ticking over well with minimal need for judge intervention, so thank you to everyone making that possible. A special thank you goes to participants Bavaria Stone (submissions) and War ensign of the German Empire Navy 1848-1852.svg White Shadows (submissions) for their help in preparing for round three. Good luck everyone! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn, Fox and The ed17 17:30, 30 April 2010 (UTC)


Use of your image[edit]

Hi, I was notified on Commons about your image being "used by the magazine Bloomberg Businessweek in an article entitled 'Best Places to Raise Your Kids' (here). The image appeared without attribution and did not mention that it may be reproduced under a Creative Commons license. I thought it would be helpful to notify you of this fact. Contact information for Businessweek is available on its website." As you originally uploaded the image here, I'm notifying you now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 08:08, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

When I first posted it, I did not keep any Copyright rights, as I did not realize at the time I could. As I put it into public domain, they didn't have to accredit me, but it would have been nice if they had.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 00:52, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Abraxas sylvata.[edit]

Greeting, Bedford. Joe Chill has nominated this article for DYK as a 5x expansion, but I noticed it does not appear to have been expanded more that 3x. I recommended you as one of three active DYK reviewers who might know more about this; the discussion is on my talkpage under "Abraxas sylvata". I hope you can help. Thanks in advance! Wilhelmina Will (talk) 22:17, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

I'm hardly active anymore; it would be best to find someone else.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 22:32, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
Well, fortunately, the matter has been resolved, but thanks anyway. Have a good day! Wilhelmina Will (talk) 02:02, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

WikiCup 2010 May newsletter[edit]

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We are half way through round 3, with a little under a month to go. The current overall leader is Hungary Sasata (submissions), who has 570 points. He leads pool C. Pools A, B and D are led by Pennsylvania Hunter Kahn (submissions), Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) and War ensign of the German Empire Navy 1848-1852.svg White Shadows (submissions) respectively. Anything you worry may not receive the necessary attention before the end of the round (such as outstanding GA or FA nominations) is welcome at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews, and please remember to continue offering reviews yourself where possible. As always, the judges are available to contact via email, IRC or their talk pages, and general discussion about the Cup is welcome on the WikiCup talk page.

Two of last year's final 8, Sweden Theleftorium (submissions) and Iceland Scorpion0422 (submissions), have dropped out of the competition, saying they would rather their place went to someone who will have more time on their hands than them next round. On a related note, a special thank you goes to War ensign of the German Empire Navy 1848-1852.svg White Shadows (submissions) for his help behind the scenes once again. There is currently a problem with the poster, perhaps caused by the new skin- take a look at this discussion and see if you can help. The competition has continued to tick over well with minimal need for judge intervention, so thank you to everyone making that possible. Good luck to all! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn, Fox and The ed17 20:45, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, will be commencing a two-month trial at approximately 23:00, 2010 June 15 (UTC).

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under flagged protection. Flagged protection is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial.

When reviewing, edits should be accepted if they are not obvious vandalism or BLP violations, and not clearly problematic in light of the reason given for protection (see Wikipedia:Reviewing process). More detailed documentation and guidelines can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. Courcelles (talk) 18:54, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

WikiCup 2010 June newsletter[edit]

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We're half way through 2010, and the end of the WikiCup is in sight! Round 3 is over, and we're down to our final 16. Our pool winners were Australian Federation Flag.svg Ian Rose (submissions) (A), Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) (B, and the round's overall leader), Colombia ThinkBlue (submissions) (C) New South Wales Casliber (submissions) and New Orleans TonyTheTiger (submissions) (D, joint), but, with the scores reset, everything is to play for in our last pooled round. The pools will be up before midnight tonight, and have been selected randomly by J Milburn. This will be the toughest round yet, and so, as ever, anything you worry may not receive the necessary attention before the end of the round (such as outstanding GA or FA nominations) is welcome at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews, and please remember to continue offering reviews yourself where possible. As always, the judges are available to contact via email, IRC or their talk pages, and general discussion about the Cup is welcome on the WikiCup talk page.

Though unaffiliated with the WikiCup, July sees the third Great Wikipedia Dramaout- a project with not dissimilar goals to the WikiCup. Everyone is welcome to take part and do their bit to contribute to the encyclopedia itself.

If you're interested in the scores for the last round of the Cup, please take a look at Wikipedia:WikiCup/History/2010/Round 3 and Wikipedia:WikiCup/History/2010/Full/Round 3. Our thanks go to Bavaria Stone (submissions) for compiling these. As was predicted, Group C ended up the "Group of Death", with 670 points required for second place, and, therefore, automatic promotion. This round will probably be even tougher- again, the top two from each of the two groups will make it through, while the twelve remaining participants will compete for four wildcard places- good luck everyone! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn, Fox and The ed17

WikiCup 2010 July newsletter[edit]

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We are half-way through our penultimate round, and nothing is yet certain. Pool A, currently led by Hungary Sasata (submissions) has ended up the more competitive, with three contestants (Hungary Sasata (submissions), Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) and New Orleans TonyTheTiger (submissions)) scoring over 500 points already. Pool B is led by New South Wales Casliber (submissions), who has also scored well over 500. The top two from each pool, as well as the next four highest scorers regardless of pool, will make it through to our final eight. As ever, anything you worry may not receive the necessary attention before the end of the round (such as outstanding GA or FA nominations) is welcome at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews, and please remember to continue offering reviews yourself where possible. As always, the judges are available to contact via email, IRC or their talk pages, and general discussion about the Cup is welcome on the WikiCup talk page.

Planning has begun for the 2011 WikiCup, with open discussions concerning scoring and flags for next year's competition. Contributions to those discussions would be appreciated, especially concerning the flags, as next year's signups cannot begin until the flag issue has been resolved. Signups will hopefully open at some point in this round, with discussion about possible changing in the scoring/process opening some time afterwards.

Earlier this round, we said goodbye to Pennsylvania Hunter Kahn (submissions), who has bowed out to spend more time on the book he is authoring with his wife. We wish him all the best. In other news, the start of this round also saw some WikiCup awards sent out by Finland Suomi Finland 2009 (submissions). We appreciate his enthusiasm, and contestants are of course welcome to award each other prizes as they see fit, but rest assured that we will be sending out "official" awards at the end of the competition. If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn, Fox and The ed17 22:30, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiCup/2011 signups[edit]

Hey, there was some discussion leading to the rules for flag choice being changed in an attempt to avoid some of the drama that came about last year. Would it be possible for you to choose a different place to represent? The rules are explained on the signup page. J Milburn (talk) 16:14, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Those people are always looking for drama, and sadly you have only encouraged them. Still, in case this screwjob happened, I had two back-up plans. That way, I still have the Southern Cross. Besides, you should have been clearer and said "existing", not "extant".--King Bedford I Seek his grace 21:09, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
I've got no interest in making a stand on principle or anything, I'm just trying to avoid drama. As for extant, the term is accurate, and "existing", as well as being grammatically awkward, carries with it associations I didn't want to convey. J Milburn (talk) 15:51, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

WikiCup 2010 August newsletter[edit]

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We have our final eight! The best of luck to those who remain. A bumper newsletter this week as we start our home straight.

  • Pool A's winner was Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions). Awarded the top score overall this round, Sturmvogel_66 writes primarily on military history, favouring Naval warfare.
  • Pool B's winner was New South Wales Casliber (submissions). Awarded the top score for featured articles this round, Casliber writes primarily on natural sciences, especially botany and ornithology.
  • Pool A's close second was Hungary Sasata (submissions). Awarded the top score for featured pictures this round, Sasata writes primarily on natural sciences, favouring mycology.
  • Pool B's close second was Colombia ThinkBlue (submissions). Awarded the top score for good articles and topics this round, ThinkBlue primarily writes content related to television and film, including 30 Rock.
  • The first wildcard was New Orleans TonyTheTiger (submissions). Awarded the top score for did you knows and valued pictures this round, TonyTheTiger writes on a number of topics, including baseball, American football and Chicago.
  • The second wildcard was War ensign of the German Empire Navy 1848-1852.svg White Shadows (submissions). Someone who has helped the Cup behind the scenes all year, White Shadows said "I'm still in shock that I made it this far" and writes primarily on Naval warfare, especially U-boats.
  • The third wildcard was Connecticut Staxringold (submissions). Awarded the top score for featured lists and topics this round, Staxringold primarily writes on sport and television, including baseball and 30 Rock.
  • The fourth wildcard was Bennington Flag.svg William S. Saturn (submissions). Entering the final eight only on the final day of the round, William S. Saturn writes on a number of topics, mostly related to Texas.

We say goodbye to the six who fell at the final hurdle. Flag of Oppland (Norway).svg Geschichte (submissions) only just missed out on a place in the final eight. Alberta Resolute (submissions) was not far behind. Republic of Ireland Candlewicke (submissions) was awarded top points for in the news this round. Toronto Gary King (submissions) contributed a variety of did you know articles. Finland Suomi Finland 2009 (submissions) said "I'm surprised to have survived so far into the competition", but was extactic to see Finland in the semi-finals. Norway Arsenikk (submissions) did not score this round, but has scored highly in previous rounds. We also say goodbye to Australian Federation Flag.svg Ian Rose (submissions), who withdrew earlier this month after spending six weeks overseas. Anyone interested in this round's results can see them here and here. Thank you to Bavaria Stone (submissions) for these.

Signups for next year's competition are now open. Planning is ongoing, with a key discussion about judges for next year open. Discussion about how next year's scoring will work is ongoing, and thoughts are more than welcome at Wikipedia talk:WikiCup/Scoring. Also, TonyTheTiger is compiling some information and statistics on the finalists here- the final eight are encouraged to add themselves to the list.

Our final eight will play it out for two months, after which we will know 2010's WikiCup winner, and a variety of prizes will be awarded. As ever, anything you worry may not receive the necessary attention before the end of the round (such as outstanding GA or FA nominations) is welcome at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews, and please remember to continue offering reviews yourself where possible. As always, the judges are available to contact via email, IRC or their talk pages, and general discussion about the Cup is welcome on the WikiCup talk page.If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn, Fox and The ed17 23:06, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

The Milhist election has started![edit]

The Military history WikiProject coordinator election has started. You are cordially invited to help pick fourteen new coordinators from a pool of twenty candidates. This time round, the term has increased from six to twelve months so it is doubly important that you have your say! Please cast your vote here no later than 23:59 (UTC) on Tuesday, 28 September 2010.

With many thanks in advance for your participation from the coordinator team,  Roger Davies talk 21:21, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Rollback[edit]

Hi Bedford, I happened to notice that one of your edits [1] used Rollback to revert a non-vandalism edit. As I'm sure you are aware, the Rollback tool really isn't supposed to be used for that, since it doesn't give you the option to use an edit summary. Please be more careful with this in the future. Thanks, The WordsmithCommunicate 20:58, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

WikiCup 2010 September newsletter[edit]

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We are half-way through our final round, entering the home straight. New Orleans TonyTheTiger (submissions) leads at the time of writing with 1180 points, immediately followed by Hungary Sasata (submissions) with 1175 points. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) closely follows in third place with 1100 points. For those who are interested, data about the finalists has been compiled at Wikipedia:WikiCup/History/2010/finalists, while a list of content submitted by all WikiCup contestants prior to this round has been compiled at Wikipedia:WikiCup/History/2010/Submissions. As ever, anything contestants worry may not receive the necessary attention before the end of the round (such as outstanding GA or FA nominations) is welcome at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews, and please remember to continue offering reviews yourself where possible. As always, the judges are available to contact via email, IRC or their talk pages, and general discussion about the Cup is welcome on the WikiCup talk page.

Despite controversy, the WikiCup remains open. Signups for next year's competition are more than welcome, and suggestions for how next year's competition will work are appreciated at Wikipedia talk:WikiCup/Scoring. More general comments and discussions should be directed at the WikiCup talk page. One month remains in the 2010 WikiCup, after which we will know our champion. Good luck everyone! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn, Fox and The ed17 23:00, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject Bacon ![edit]

Oh won't you please consider joining WP:WikiProject Bacon? :)

Thank you for your time, -- Cirt (talk) 08:40, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

File:Hillbillyjim2005.JPG listed for deletion[edit]

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WikiCup 2010 October newsletter[edit]

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The 2010 WikiCup is over! It has been a long journey, but what has been achieved is impressive: combined, participants have produced over seventy featured articles, over five hundred good articles, over fifty featured lists, over one thousand one hundred "did you know" entries, in addition to various other pieces of recognised content. A full list (which has yet to be updated to reflect the scores in the final round) can be found here. Perhaps more importantly, we have our winner! The 2010 WikiCup champion is Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), with an unbelievable 4220 points in the final round. Second place goes to New Orleans TonyTheTiger (submissions), with 2260, and third to New South Wales Casliber (submissions), with 560. Congratulations to our other four finalists – War ensign of the German Empire Navy 1848-1852.svg White Shadows (submissions), Bennington Flag.svg William S. Saturn (submissions), Connecticut Staxringold (submissions) and Colombia ThinkBlue (submissions). Also, congratulations to Hungary Sasata (submissions), who withdrew from the competition with an impressive 2685 points earlier in this round.

Prizes will also be going to those who claimed the most points for different types of content in a single round. It was decided that the prizes would be awarded for those with the highest in a round, rather than overall, so that the finalists did not have an unfair advantage. Winning the featured article prize is New South Wales Casliber (submissions), for five featured articles in round 4. Winning the good article prize is Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), for eighty-one good articles in round 5. Winning the featured list prize is Connecticut Staxringold (submissions), for six featured lists in round 1. Winning the picture and sound award is Flag of St. Louis, Missouri.svg Jujutacular (submissions), for four featured pictures in round 3. Winning the topic award is Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), for forty-seven articles in various good topics in round 5. Winning the "did you know" award is New Orleans TonyTheTiger (submissions), for over one hundred did you knows is round 5. Finally, winning the in the news award is Republic of Ireland Candlewicke (submissions), for nineteen articles in the news in round three.

The WikiCup has faced criticism in the last month – hopefully, we will take something positive from it and create a better contest for next year. Like Wikipedia itself, the Cup is a work in progress, and ideas for how it should work are more than welcome on the WikiCup talk page and on the scoring talk page. Also, people are more than welcome to sign up for next year's competition on the signup page. Well done and thank you to everyone involved – the Cup has been a pleasure to run, and we, as judges, have been proud to be a part of it. We hope that next year, however the Cup is working, and whoever is running it, it will be back, stronger and more popular than ever. Until then, goodbye and happy editing! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn, Fox and The ed17 03:01, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiCup 2010 Ribbon of Participation[edit]

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Awarded to Bedford, for participation in the 2010 WikiCup. J Milburn, Fox and The ed17 08:55, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for File:James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home bust.JPG[edit]

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Amusement Park WikiProject[edit]

Hello Bedford. Recently, the Amusement Parks WikiProject was reformatted and revived. As part of this process other related WikiProjects (such as Disneyland, Herschend Family Entertainment, Universal Parks & Resorts and Walt Disney World) were also revived and have now become part of the Amusement Park WikiProject as task forces. If you would like to remain listed as a member on these WikiProjects please re-add your name to the appropriate lists at the participants page. All names currently on the list have been cleared. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Thank you for your cooperation, Themeparkgc  Talk  08:13, 6 November 2010 (UTC).

New Steamboat Page Chautauqua Belle[edit]

Hello Bedford. I read you are interested in American Steamboats and well I just created a new page for our companies steamboat the Chautauqua Belle, which operates over in Western New York on Chautauqua Lake, and was designed by someone I'm sure you're familiar with if your a steamboat fan there in Louisville, Captain Alan Bates. I have a huge collection of information about the ships history, the history of her equipment, etc, but I am just starting to use wiki and could use some expertise. (Stage079 (talk) 04:47, 27 December 2010 (UTC))

I though that you might like to know[edit]

that I discovered your pictures of the sculptures at the Louisville Water Tower while working on this project http://www.archsculptbooks.com/home.htm and am planning on using them there at least until I get back to Louisville. My folks, generations ago are here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Smyser_Memorial.jpg and also here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CaveHill2.jpg. Looking over your user page I'd guess that we do not have a lot in common, but we do appear to have a Louisville connection. For Sure. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 03:43, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

As long as you credit me as the source for pictures, go ahead and use them and thank you for doing so.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 05:59, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Absolutely credit. I am going with the C.B.C. version of your name. Carptrash (talk) 16:00, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2011 WikiCup![edit]

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Jenny Cross[edit]

Hi Bedford, can you look back through the history on this one. I have reverted the work of the recent author and warned him/her on their talk page. They are stealing a bio for one person and relabelling it as a living for a bio reality TV person. I didn't want to revert your work too. OK? Hope your well Victuallers (talk) 21:47, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

I didn't noticed what happened. I just got done watch the show the modern Jenny Cross was on with Youtube, went to see if she had an article, and then fixed the obvious problem. Not sure if either Cross needs their own article at this time.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 01:04, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

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No kidding[edit]

No, I wasn't "friggin' kidding". And I don't think there's any need for that sort of post. I'll admit that at 450px, the photo I appended to the article Camp Nelson National Cemetery was a little larger than usual, but not overly so. I've seen a 700px photo in another article. It seemed appropriate for that article, and at its place in the article. I felt the same about the photo I added to the Camp Nelson NC article, mostly since I thought the photo had some good background details that a reader couldn't appreciate at a smaller size. It's certainly more informative to the reader than the photo that was origianlly posted (now in the infobox). But, the issue is not important enough to pursue, and I'm not going to revert your edit. Just wanted to respond to your question. Have a nice day. Boneyard90 (talk) 03:07, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2011 January newsletter[edit]

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We are half way through round one of the WikiCup. Signups are now closed, and we have 129 listed competitors, 64 of whom will make it to round two. Congratulations to Cherokeenationalflag.png The Bushranger (submissions), who, at the time of writing, has a comfortable lead with 228 points, followed by Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), with 144 points. Four others have over 100 points. Congratulations also go to Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), who scored the first points in the competition, claiming for Talk:Hurricane King/GA1, Principality of Sealand Miyagawa (submissions), who scored the first non-review points in the competition, claiming for Dognapping, and United Kingdom Jarry1250 (submissions) who was the first in the competition to use our new "multiplier" mechanic (explanation), claiming for Grigory Potemkin, a subject covered on numerous Wikipedias. Thanks must also go to Jarry1250 for dealing with all bot work- without you, the competition wouldn't be happening!

A running total of claims can be seen here. However, numerous competitors are yet to score at all- please remember to submit content soon after it is promoted, so that the judges are able to review entries. The number of points that will be needed to reach round two is not clear- everyone needs to get their entries in now to guarantee their places! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 22:26, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

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Category:Charlestown township[edit]

I have nominated for renaming Category:Charlestown township, which you created. If you would like to participate in the discussion, your comments would be most welcome here. Cheers, -- Black Falcon (talk) 07:11, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

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DYK on article you created[edit]

Four years ago, you created Swan's Landing Archeological Site; it sat as a stub until my recent expansion of it. You may be interested to know that it's now at DYK. If you'd not created it, I might not have noticed it; thanks for your work! Nyttend (talk) 18:06, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey, congrats. I guess you got ahold of the nomination document?--King Bedford I Seek his grace 19:03, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
No, I've never seen it. I'm now an IU-Bloomington student; among their journal subscriptions is one to the Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, which published a detailed paper on the site in 1995. The only nomination form that I used for the site is the one for the Houserville Site in Pennsylvania, which was roughly contemporaneous and used for similar purposes. I've been looking for similar documents about the Potts Creek Rockshelter Archeological Site, but haven't been able to find anything yet. Nyttend (talk) 19:41, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

WikiCup 2011 February newsletter[edit]

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So begins round two of the WikiCup! We now have eight pools, each with eight random contestants. This round will continue until the end of April, when the top two of each pool, as well as the next 16 highest scorers of those remaining, will make it to round three. Congratulations to Cherokeenationalflag.png The Bushranger (submissions) (first, with 487 points) and Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions) (second, with 459), who stormed the first round. Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished third with 223. Twelve others finished with over 100 points- well done to all of you! The final standings in round one can be seen here. A mere 8 points were required to reach round two; competition will no doubt be much more fierce this round, so be ready for a challenge! A special thanks goes, again, to United Kingdom Jarry1250 (submissions) for dealing with all bot work. This year's bot, as well as running smoothly, is doing some very helpful things that last year's did not. Also, thanks to Bavaria Stone (submissions) for some helpful behind-the-scenes updating and number crunching.

Some news for those who are interested- March will see a GAN backlog elimination drive, which you are still free to join. Organised by WikiProject Good articles, the drive aims to minimise the GAN backlog and offers prizes to those who help out. Of course, you may well be able to claim WikiCup points for the articles you review as part of the drive. Also ongoing is the Great Backlog Drive, looking to work on clearing all of the backlogs on Wikipedia; again, incentives are offered, and the spirit of friendly competition is alive, while helping the encyclopedia is the ultimate aim. Though unrelated to the WikiCup, these may well be of interest to some of you.

Just a reminder of the rules; if you have done significant work on content this year and it is promoted in this round, you may claim for it. Also, anything that was promoted after the end of round one but before the beginning of round two may be claimed for in round two. Details of the rules can be found on this page. For those interested in statistics, a running total of claims can be seen here, and a very interesting table of that information (along with the highest scorers in each category) can be seen here. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 23:36, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

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Confederate Monument Madisonville images[edit]

If you can add a note to the image page for these files justifying that the statue is PD because of it's age (be sure to state the date it was erected) I'll withdraw those noms. The parrot still has issues. -Selket Talk 19:49, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

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Photo question[edit]

I'm thinking of heading down to the far south tomorrow: I don't have work, and I've wanted to see Corydon for a long time. One question — I notice that you never photographed the Kintner-Withers House; do you remember if it's visible from the road at all? Thanks! Nyttend (talk) 03:13, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

I've tried, and it looks like it's too far off the road. I was by the driveway once, and didn't feel comfortable driving that far in. There have been times I've dreamed of riding a boar down the Ohio River just to take a pic of it thro.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 04:19, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
So I suspected; I guess I'll have to settle for a photo of the driveway and the farm, similar to what I got for the Applethorpe Farm in southern Ohio. I hope you mean a boat; you might have a hard time getting a boar to stay calm enough for a good picture :-) Anyway, Google satellite view makes me wonder if you'd be able to see the house through the trees along the riverbank. Nyttend (talk) 04:49, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
I dunno...Motorcycle gangs have no troubles riding hogs.  :P --King Bedford I Seek his grace 06:52, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
I've proven you wrong: I saw the house today, and I never left the roadway. The house is located at 37°58′28″N 86°3′36″W / 37.97444°N 86.06000°W / 37.97444; -86.06000, and the end of the driveway is at 37°58′48″N 86°3′24″W / 37.98000°N 86.05667°W / 37.98000; -86.05667, but you have to go to about37°58′35″N 86°2′56″W / 37.97639°N 86.04889°W / 37.97639; -86.04889 to see the house, and that's dreadfully far away — about 3,000 feet according to Wikimapia. So the picture came out, but it's hard to see even at the best resolution, and I think your swimming pig might work better :-) On the other hand, I wasn't able to get out to Swan's Landing: the dead-end road to the site crosses Indian Creek at 38°7′32.7″N 86°14′51.6″W / 38.125750°N 86.247667°W / 38.125750; -86.247667, and the flooding was bad enough that the surface of the water was literally several inches above the bridge's deck. Do you know if you might be able to get out there at any time? The southern end of the site is at the road, so you'd not need to go walking in the woods to get a picture. Nyttend (talk) 02:27, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
It's at least 45 miles away in a place I never have a need to be near. Besides, with all the BS on WIkipedia, including regarding some of pics (as you see on my talk page as well), I'm not really interested in takign the pic.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 04:31, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
Okay, didn't know, especially since you'd gone a similar distance to the K-W House; thanks for explaining. Part of my reason for visiting these sites is scholastic — I'm hoping to do a historic preservation concentration for my history master's program, and I suspect that familiarity with specific sites would help in that. I'm hoping to get the Perry County sites at some point, so I suspect that I could go east and get Swan's Landing on the same trip. Nyttend (talk) 04:41, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
By the way — seeing the picture notices on your talk page, I've advocated keeping the statue images, since they're obviously too old for copyright. I'm inclined to think that the other ones (especially the parrot) are de minimis, but since that's not such a clear-cut issue, I'm not going to leave that opinion at the discussions. Nyttend (talk) 05:27, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

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MfD nomination of User:Bedford/userboxes/America Held Hostage[edit]

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Personal attacks caution[edit]

After reviewing our conversation on Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Bedford/userboxes/America Held Hostage, it is my painful duty to issue you a warning for making personal attacks. Although I understand why you did it, comments such as the one you made contribute to a hostile editing environment and damage the Wikipedia community. I've redacted your comment, and hope we can leave this behind us. You're welcome to continue participating in the discussion, and I look forward to resolving the issue amicably. With best regards, Feezo (Talk) 10:13, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

I reject your warning. It is those like you who make a "hostile editing environment" and you just didn't like being called on it.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 14:50, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
Of course you're free to ignore whatever does not suit you. But, as WP:NPA is an official policy here on Wikipedia, I must ask that you obey it. If you feel rhe need to "call someone" on something, you should do so in a civil manner. By the way, what do you mean "those like me"? :) Do you have something you'd like to share? Feezo (Talk) 19:01, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

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File mover[edit]

I've got to say, I disagree with almost everything I read up here. But, there's no reason that you shouldn't have file mover; I added the permission. Xymmax So let it be written So let it be done 02:08, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 02:47, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

::No problem. --Xymmax So let it be written So let it be done 09:52, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

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File source problem with File:Maurice Thompson.jpg[edit]

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File source problem with File:Poe bust by Zolnay.jpg[edit]

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The Signpost: 21 March 2011[edit]

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March 2011[edit]

Please do not attack other editors. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. SchuminWeb (Talk) 04:35, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

To clarify: Statements such as, "If you ever tried to add stuff to Wikipedia instead of urinating on other people's efforts, you might know this stuff," is unbecoming of a Wikipedia editor, and considered uncivil. Please stop focusing on personalities, and discuss the content, since I personally am not up for deletion at FFD. SchuminWeb (Talk) 04:38, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
You are the one being uncivil, as it is obvious you have been pursuing me for a week now. Get over the fact I am a far better person than you. Individuals such as yourself is why Wikipedia is dying.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 14:17, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
"Get over the fact I am a far better person than you" is another personal attack. Personal attacks are strictly prohibited on Wikipedia. SchuminWeb (Talk) 23:24, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
It is simply stating a fact.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 02:37, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Service award level[edit]

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File source problem with File:Jim Limber.jpg[edit]

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File source problem with File:1910 Alabama Confederate Home photo.jpg[edit]

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File source problem with File:Indiana Reformatory South.jpg[edit]

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We are half way through round two of the WikiCup, which will end on 28 April. Of the 64 current contestants, 32 will make it through to the next round; the two highest in each pool, and the 16 next highest scorers. At the time of writing, our current overall leader is Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions) with 231 points, who leads Pool H. Poland Piotrus (submissions) (Pool G) also has over 200 points, while 9 others (three of whom are in Pool D) have over 100 points. Remember that certain content (specifically, articles/portals included in at least 20 Wikipedias as of 31 December 2010 or articles which are considered "vital") is worth double points if promoted to good or featured status, or if it appears on the main page in the Did You Know column. There were some articles last round which were eligible for double points, but which were not claimed for. For more details, see Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring.

A running total of claims can be seen here. However, numerous competitors are yet to score at all- please remember to submit content soon after it is promoted, so that the judges are able to review entries. The number of points that will be needed to reach round three is not clear- everyone needs to get their entries in now to guarantee their places! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 00:52, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

April 2011[edit]

This is your last warning; the next time you make personal attacks on other people, as you did at Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2011 March 27, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Comment on content, not on other contributors or people. SchuminWeb (Talk) 01:07, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

Now lets not abuse power here, you should not be blocking or threatening to block in this case as you are a participant in it. It is unethical. You are also subject to the rules, you should find an uninvolved admin to determine if blocking is warranted. You have been on a recent deletion spree of photo's taken by Bedford and uploaded. And given that for the last at least twenty times you've attempted to delete a file his upload, consensus was to keep, this can easily be interpreted as uncivil too. Policies have changed since those files were originally uploaded, and you should understand that the problem with the first one (or at least the first ten) was the same problem with all. But rather than do a little extra work to try and save an image, you just keep attempting to delete them. Why? A subsequent block could also be interpreted as an attempt to suppress opposition to the deletion attempts. Please reconsider your current course of action. —Charles Edward (Talk | Contribs) 02:17, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
Can't say I'm surprised he did this thro.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 06:48, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
Just looked at the page in question...he considers THAT an attack?--King Bedford I Seek his grace 06:51, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

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interview request[edit]

Hello, My name is Natalia Ioana Olaru and I am a final year master student in the Corporate Communication programme at the Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, Denmark. I am currently working on my final paper on the topic of user motivation to create content on collaborative media websites, the focus being Wikipedia. As a sample I chose the English and Danish portals. I would like to invite you for an online interview on the topic of what motivates you, to participate in editing and creating articles for this platform. I plan on doing the actual interviews in the period between 1st and the 15th of May via Skype, MSN or Yahoo Messenger. I am, however, open to other channels of communication too. Please let me know if you would like to participate in this interview and the preferred channel.

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WikiCup 2011 April newsletter[edit]

Round 2 of the 2011 WikiCup is over, and the new round will begin on 1 May. Note that any points scored in the interim (that is, for content promoted or reviews completed on 29-30 April) can be claimed in the next round, but please do not start updating your submissions' pages until the next round has begun. Fewer than a quarter of our original contestants remain; 32 enter round 3, and, in two months' time, only 16 will progress to our penultimate round. Scotland Casliber (submissions), who led Pool F, was our round champion, with 411 points, while 7 contestants scored between 200 and 300 points. At the other end of the scale, a score of 41 was high enough to reach round 3; more than five times the score required to reach round 2, and competition will no doubt become tighter now we're approaching the later rounds. Those progressing to round 3 were spread fairly evenly across the pools; 4 progressed from each of pools A, B, E and H, while 3 progressed from both pools C and F. Pools D and G were the most successful; each had 5 contestants advancing.

This round saw our first good topic points this year; congratulations to Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions) and Assyria Nergaal (submissions) who also led pool H and pool B respectively. However, there remain content types for which no points have yet been scored; featured sounds, featured portals and featured topics. In addition to prizes for leaderboard positions, the WikiCup awards other prizes; for instance, last year, a prize was awarded to Democratic Republic of the Congo Candlewicke (submissions) (who has been eliminated) for his work on In The News. For this reason, working on more unusual content could be even more rewarding than usual!

Sorry this newsletter is going out a little earlier than expected- there is a busy weekend coming up! A running total of claims can be seen here. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 19:08, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

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Lincoln Memorial section[edit]

We are currently attempting to bring the Lincoln article to FA status and are trying to establish consensus regarding images. Your consensus and opinion is needed on the Abraham Lincoln talk page. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 02:06, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Swan's Landing[edit]

Again, thank you for creating Swan's Landing Archeological Site. Because the road to the site was impassable when I visited there in March, I contacted the Harrison COunty Engineer's office; they recently told me that the bridge was again open, so I visited the site today. If you care, you can see some photos at Commons:Category:Swan's Landing Archaeological Site. Nyttend (talk) 05:08, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Cool; thanks.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 06:20, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2011 May newsletter[edit]

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We're half way through round 3 of the 2011 WikiCup. There are currently 32 remaining in the competition, but only 16 will progress to our penultimate round. Scotland Casliber (submissions), of pool D, is our overall leader with nearly 200 points, while pools A, B and C are led by Texas Racepacket (submissions), Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions) and Saskatchewan Canada Hky (submissions) respectively. The score required to reach the next round is 35, though this will no doubt go up significantly as the round progresses. We have a good number of high scorers, but also a considerable number who are yet to score. Please remember to submit content soon after it is promoted, so that the judges are able to review entries. Also, an important note concerning nominations at featured article candidates: if you are nominating content for which you intend to claim WikiCup points, please make this clear in the nomination statement so that the FAC director and his delegates are aware of the fact.

A running total of claims can be seen here. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 23:22, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

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WikiProject United States History[edit]

Greetings, It was recently suggested that WikiProject United States History might be inactive or semiactive and that it might be beneficial to include it in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States.

I have started a discussion and will contact each of the active members for their comments and input on the suggestion. Please take a moment and add your comments to the discussion or feel free to contact me if you have any questions. --Kumioko (talk) 19:43, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject:Indiana listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect WikiProject:Indiana. Since you had some involvement with the WikiProject:Indiana redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). —SW— squeal 21:04, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion for WikiProject United States to support WikiProject US Presidents[edit]

Greetings, It was recently suggested that WikiProject US Presidents might be inactive or semiactive and it might be beneficial to include it in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States. I have started a discussion on the projects talk page soliciting the opinions of the members of the project if this project would be interested in being supported by WikiProject United States. Please feel free to comment on your opinions about this suggestion. --Kumioko (talk) 02:44, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

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US National Archives collaboration[edit]

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Would you like to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the National Archives and its incredible collection? This summer, the National Archives—which houses some of America's most important historical documents—is hosting me as its Wikipedian in Residence, and I have created WP:NARA to launch these efforts.

There are all sorts of tasks available for any type of editor, whether you're a writer, organizer, gnome, coder, or image guru. The National Archives is making its resources available to Wikipedia, so help us forge this important relationship! Please sign up and introduce yourself. Dominic·t 15:22, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2011 June newsletter[edit]

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We are half way through 2011, and entering the penultimate round of this year's WikiCup; the semi-finals are upon us! Points scored in the interim (29/30 June) may be counted towards next round, but please do not update your submissions' pages until the next round has begun. 16 contestants remain, and all have shown dedication to the project to reach this far. Our round leader was Scotland Casliber (submissions) who, among other things, successfully passed three articles through featured article candidates and claimed an impressive 29 articles at Did You Know, scoring 555 points. Casliber led pool D. Pool A was led by Ohio Wizardman (submissions), claiming points for a featured article, a featured list and seven good article reviews, while pool C was led by Norway Eisfbnore (submissions), who claimed for two good articles, ten articles at Did You Know and four good article reviews. They scored 154 and 118 respectively. Pool B was by far our most competitive pool; six of the eight competitors made it through to round 4, with all of them scoring over 100 points. The pool was led by Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), who claimed for, among other things, three featured articles and five good articles. In addition to the four pool leaders, 12 others (the four second places, and the 8 next highest overall) make up our final 16. The lowest scorer who reached round 4 scored 76 points; a significant increase on the 41 needed to reach round 3. Eight of our semi-finalists scored at least twice as much as this.

No points were awarded this round for featured pictures, good topics or In the News, and no points have been awarded in the whole competition for featured topics, featured portals or featured sounds. Instead, the highest percentage of points has come from good articles. Featured articles, despite their high point cost, are low in number, and so, overall, share a comparable number of points with Did You Know, which are high in number but low in cost. A comparatively small but still considerable number of points come from featured lists and good article reviews, rounding out this round's overall scores.

We would again like to thank United Kingdom Jarry1250 (submissions) and Bavaria Stone (submissions) for invaluable background work, as well as all of those helping to provide reviews for the articles listed on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Please do keep using it, and please do help by providing reviews for the articles listed there. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews generally at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup.

Two final notes: Firstly, please remember to state your participation in the WikiCup when nominating articles at FAC. Finally, some WikiCup-related statistics can be seen here and here, for those interested, though it appears that neither are completely accurate at this time. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 23:26, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

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Your rephrasing doesn't change the substance of what you're trying to say, which is still false[edit]

Please read the article talk page. You are not exempt from WP:V. Roscelese (talkcontribs) 03:58, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

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Can You Weight In On Leal?[edit]

Hi. There's been a discussion about sourcing the claim that Humberto Leal Garcia, Jr. was an illegal immigrent. I know you found a source, but per WP:REDFLAG I don't think that's good enough. I've spent several hours attempting to locate another reliable source that confirms he was illegal, including looking through court records. Can you please weigh in on the post recent points in Talk:Humberto Leal Garcia, Jr.#Status_as_an_Immigrant? Thanks! Sailing to Byzantium (talk) 05:19, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

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July 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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Glenn Beck and the Norway killings[edit]

Please do not restore edits that make the ludicrous claim that the Daily Telegraph (a leading conservative UK newspaper) is a 'left wing group'. I suggest that you participate in the talk page discussion instead, as, is expected for contentious edits. AndyTheGrump (talk) 02:20, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

In stead, let us define from where the critique comes. Also, we should perhaps continue the talk page discussion under a new heading.
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WikiCup 2011 July newsletter[edit]

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We are half way through the penultimate round of this year's WikiCup; there is less than a month to go before we have our final 8. Our pool leaders are New Zealand Adabow (submissions) (Pool A, 189 points) and Russia PresN (submissions) (Pool B, 165 points). The number of points required to reach the next round is not clear at this time; there are some users who still do not have any recorded points. Please remember to update your submissions' pages promptly. In addition, congratulations to PresN, who scored the first featured topic points in the competition for his work on Thatgamecompany related articles. Most points this round generally have, so far, come from good articles, with only one featured article (White-bellied Sea Eagle, from Scotland Casliber (submissions)) and two featured lists (Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, from PresN and Grammy Award for Best Native American Music Album, from Flag of Portland, Oregon.svg Another Believer (submissions)). Points for Did You Know and good article reviews round out the scoring. No points have been awarded for In the News, good topics or featured pictures this round, and no points for featured sounds or portals have been awarded in the entire competition. On an unrelated note, preparation will be beginning soon for next year's WikiCup- watch this space!

There is little else to be said beyond the usual. Please list anything you need reviewing on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews, so others following the WikiCup can help, and please do help if you can by providing reviews for the articles listed there. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews generally at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup- points are, of course, offered for reviews at GAC. Two final notes: Firstly, please remember to state your participation in the WikiCup when nominating articles at FAC. Finally, some WikiCup-related statistics can be seen here and here. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 11:22, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

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Tunnel Mill photos[edit]

I just came across your June photos of the John Work House and Mill. Since I hope to visit the area eventually, I was curious — during the daytime, are any of these sites typically accessible without first getting permission from the Hoosier Trails Council office? If not, is it generally difficult to get permission to enter? Thanks! Nyttend (talk) 14:03, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

I took the advantage of an open house to go see them. As I am severely out-of-shape, I didn't go far into the camp to take pictures. The main caretakers anymore are Taylor Rose Historical Outfitters, who are fanatical about keeping ghost hunters away. They'd be the ones to contact. Find them at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Taylor-Rose-Historical-Outfitters/241417365414 --King Bedford I Seek his grace 17:52, 2 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the link. Using the Clark County Interim Report, I just learned that the house itself is on the opposite side of the road from Fourteen Mile Creek. It looks to me that the house at 38°28′54″N 85°37′34″W / 38.48167°N 85.62611°W / 38.48167; -85.62611 (Street View) is the same as in your photo; am I correct? Since I just want a quick photo, I'll not bother the BSA people or the outfitters if I can easily get a picture without leaving the public roadway. Nyttend (talk) 21:52, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
Yep, that is the house. Wish we could get a better pic of the mill, but then we would have to bother them. :) --King Bedford I Seek his grace 21:59, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the confirmation! Since I generally don't like asking for permission, and since I'll definitely not go onto private property without permission, I often have to settle for meagre images of faraway sites (e.g. File:Kintner-Withers House from the road.jpg, south of Corydon), so it's good to know that I'll not need to do that with this place. Nyttend (talk) 22:14, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is hosting its second Backstage Pass and its first Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, August 20. The museum is opening its doors to Wikipedians interested in learning about the museum's collection, taking them on a tour of the vast collection before spending the afternoon working with curators to improve articles relating to the Caplan Collection of folk toys and Creative Playthings objects. Please sign up on the event page if you can attend, and if you'd like to participate virtually you can sign up on the Edit-a-Thon page. ---LoriLee (talk) 15:10, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2011 July newsletter[edit]

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The finals are upon us; we're down to the last few. One of the eight remaining contestants will be this year's WikiCup champion! 150 was the score needed to progress to the final; just under double the 76 required to reach round 4, and more than triple the 41 required to reach round 3. Our eight finalists are:

  • Scotland Casliber (submissions), Pool A's winner. Casliber has the highest total score in the competition, with 1528, the bulk of which is made up of 8 featured articles. He has the highest number of total featured articles (8, 1 of which was eligible for double points) and total did you knows (72) of any finalist. Casliber writes mostly on biology, including ornithology, botany and mycology.
  • Russia PresN (submissions), Pool B's winner and the highest scorer this round. PresN is the only finalist who has scored featured topic points, and he has gathered an impressive 330, but most of his points come from his 4 featured articles, one of which scored double. PresN writes mostly on video games and the Hugo Awards.
  • Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Pool A's runner-up. Hurricanehink's points are mostly from his 30 good articles, more than any other finalist, and he is also the only finalist to score good topic points. Hurricanehink, as his name suggests, writes mostly on meteorology.
  • Ohio Wizardman (submissions), Pool B's runner-up. Wizardman has completed 86 good article reviews, more than any other finalist, but most of his points come from his 2 featured articles. Wizardman writes mostly on American sport, especially baseball.
  • Principality of Sealand Miyagawa (submissions), the "fastest loser" (Pool A). Miyagawa has written 3 featured lists, one of which was awarded double points, more than any other finalist, but he was awarded points mostly for his 68 did you knows. Miyagawa writes on a variety of topics, including dogs, military history and sport.
  • Canada Resolute (submissions), the second "fastest loser" (Pool B). Most of Resolute's points come from his 9 good articles. He writes mostly on Canadian topics, including ice hockey.
  • Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), who was joint third "fastest loser" (Pool A). Most of Evan's points come from his 10 good articles, and he writes mostly on meteorology.
  • Australia Sp33dyphil (submissions), who was joint third "fastest loser" (Pool B). Most of Phil's points come from his 9 good articles, 4 of which (more than any other finalist) were eligible for double points. He writes mostly on aeronautics.

We say goodbye to our seven other semi-finalists, Flag of Portland, Oregon.svg Another Believer (submissions), Poland Piotrus (submissions), United Kingdom Grandiose (submissions), Bavaria Stone (submissions), Norway Eisfbnore (submissions), Saskatchewan Canada Hky (submissions) and Wisconsin MuZemike (submissions). Everyone still in the competition at this stage has done fantastically well, and contributed greatly to Wikipedia. We're on the home straight now, and we will know our winner in two months.

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The 2011 WikiCup is now over, and our new champion is Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), who joins the exclusive club of the previous winners: Dreamafter (2007), jj137 (2008), Durova (2009) and Sturmvogel_66 (2010). The final standings were as follows:

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This is my latest article. Feel free to make any improvements. --Doug Coldwell talk 19:02, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Expanded article. Any ideas for a DYK hook?--Doug Coldwell talk 11:29, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
Nothing really stands out, but maybe a hook comparing Augustine's leisure with the Christan view of sloth?--King Bedford I Seek his grace 18:11, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

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Good catch[edit]

...on the deleted article. Sorry you got so much grief an ANI for it. I've commented there [2]. Nobody Ent (Gerardw) 12:53, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

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Crawford-Gilpin House[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that I've gotten a photo for your Crawford-Gilpin House article. Thanks very much for bringing up Scott County, as well. Nyttend (talk) 01:54, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Excellent. Have a Merry Christmas.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 03:09, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
As well, I wanted to let you know that I'm compiling an Indiana equivalent to the List of Pennsylvania state historical markers; to avoid copyright issues, I'm only using images of the subjects of the markers (rather than the markers themselves), but I'm definitely using images such as File:Jonathan Jennings gravestone 002.JPG. Thanks, and happy Christmas! Nyttend (talk) 17:21, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

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Welcome to the 2012 WikiCup[edit]

Hello, and welcome to the 2012 WikiCup! The competition officially begins at the start of 2012 (UTC) after which time you may begin to claim points. Your submission page, where you must note any content for which you wish to claim points, can be found here, and formatting instructions can be found in hidden comments on the page. A bot will then update the main table, which can be seen on the WikiCup page. The full rules for what will and will not be awarded points can be found at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring. There's also a section on that page listing the changes that have been made to the rules this year, so that experienced participants can get up-to-date in a few seconds. One point of which we must remind everyone; you may only claim points for content upon which you have done significant work, and which you have nominated, in 2012. For instance, articles written or good article reviews started in 2011 are not eligible for points.

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Confederate monuments[edit]

Hi Bedford--I just wrote up Ladies Memorial Association, and one thing led to another. So I saw all those Confederate Monument articles you created: that's a hell of a job you did. Thanks, on behalf of the world, Jimbo Wales, and the Lost Cause! Drmies (talk) 16:26, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

I won't do anything for Jimbo Wales except recommend to him Dr. Kevorkian's successor, but for the Lost Cause I will do a lot. Congrats on starting that article, and I'll go look for it now.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 19:55, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2012 is off to a flying start. At the time of writing, we have 112 contestants; comparable to last year, but slightly fewer than 2010. Signups will remain open for another week, after which time they will be closed for this year. Our currrent far-away leader is Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions), due mostly to his work on a slew of good articles about The X-Files; there remain many such articles waiting to be reviewed at good article candidates. Second place is currently held by Minnesota Ruby2010 (submissions), whose points come mostly from good articles about television episodes, although good article reviews, did you knows and an article about a baroness round out the score. In third place is Mauritius Jivesh boodhun (submissions), who has scored 200 points for his work on a single featured article, as well as points for work on others, mostly in the area of pop music. In all, nine users have 100 or more points. However, at the other end of the scale, there are still dozens of participants who are yet to score. Please remember to update your submission pages promptly!

The 64 highest scoring participants will advance to round 2 in a month's time. There, they will be split into eight random groups of eight. The score needed to reach the next round is not at all clear; last year, 8 points guaranteed a place. The year before, 20.

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  • Florida 12george1 (submissions) was also the first to score points for an article, thanks to his work on Hurricane Debby (1982)- now a good article. Tropical storms have featured heavily in the Cup, and good articles currently have a relatively fast turnaround time for reviews.
  • Russia Sp33dyphil (submissions) was the first to score points for a did you know, with Russian submarine K-114 Tula. Military history is another subject which has seen a lot of Cup activity.
  • Russia Sp33dyphil (submissions) is also the first person to successfully claim bonus points. Terminator 2: Judgment Day is now a good article, and was eligible for bonus points because the subject was covered on more than 20 other Wikipedias at the start of the competition. It is fantastic to see bonus points being claimed so early!
  • Byzantine Empire Speciate (submissions) was the first to score points for an In the News entry, with Paedophryne amauensis. The lead image from the article was also used on the main page for a time, and it's certainly eye-catching!
  • Mauritius Jivesh boodhun (submissions) was the first to score points for a featured article, and is, at the moment, the only competitor to claim for one. The article, "Halo" (Beyoncé Knowles song), was also worth double points because of its wide coverage. While this is an article that Jivesh and others have worked on for some time, it is undeniable that he has put considerable work into it this year, pushing it over the edge.

We are yet to see any featured lists, featured topics or good topics, but this is unsurprising; firstly, the nomination processes with each of these can take some time, and, secondly, it can take a considerable amount of time to work content to this level. In a similar vein, we have seen only one featured article. The requirement that content must have been worked on this year to be eligible means that we did not expect to see these at the start of the competition. No points have been claimed for featured portals or pictures, but these are not content types which are often claimed; the former has never made a big impact on the WikiCup, while the latter has not done so since 2009's competition.

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WikiCup 2012 February newsletter[edit]

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Round 1 is already over! The 64 highest scorers have progressed to round 2. Our highest scorer was Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions), again thanks mostly to a swathe of good articles on The X-Files. In second place was United Kingdom Tigerboy1966 (submissions), thanks an impressive list of did you knows about racehorses. Both scored over 400 points. Following behind with over 300 points were Minnesota Ruby2010 (submissions), Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), Wisconsin Miyagawa (submissions) and Scotland Casliber (submissions). February also saw the competition's first featured list: List of colleges and universities in North Dakota, from Minnesota Ruby2010 (submissions). At the other end of the scale, 11 points was enough to secure a place in this round, and some contestants with 10 points made it into the round on a tiebreaker. This is higher than the 8 points that were needed last year, but lower than the 20 points required the year before. The number of points required to progress to round 3 will be significantly higher.

The remaining contestants have been split into 8 pools of 8, named A through H. Round two will finish in two months time on 28 April, when the two highest scorers in each pool, as well as the next 16 highest scorers, will progress to round 3. The pools were entirely random, so while some pools may end up being more competitive than others, this is by chance rather than design.

The judges would like to point out two quick rules reminders. First, any content promoted during the interim period (that is, on or after 27 February) is eligible for points in round 2. Second, any content worked on significantly this year is eligible for points if promoted in this round. On a related note, if you are concerned that your nomination, be it at good article candidates, a featured process or anywhere else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which would otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 23:52, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

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Wishing Bedford a very happy birthday on behalf of the Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 01:03, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

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I have been flitting[edit]

around Civil War monuments for a while and am continually being impressed by the amount of work that you have put in. Ditto for Louisville. My (very weak) claim to fame for the latter is my grandfather, who set the University of Louisville record of 5 touchdowns in a game about a century ago - a record that has been tied, but never surpassed. See you around. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 19:44, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

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Undeleting a lot of your deleted images[edit]

I've just gotten news that may result in lots of your deleted images being undeleted. On a small note, several of those courthouse images were deleted because you didn't claim to be the author. Were you? Just say so in a comment here and I'll restore the images; a link to your comment will be sufficient proof.

On a deeper level, I'm going to work for the restoration of your photos of historical markers. I've recently been contacted by an official from the Indiana Historical Bureau, which owns copyright on the marker texts: she tells me that the Bureau is interested in working with us and is hoping soon to release most of the contents of their website (including the marker texts) under a Wikipedia-compatible license. If that happens, it will be easy to show that the marker photos are now without any copyright problems. I'll do my best to keep you updated.

Please leave me a talkback when you reply, unless of course you reply at my talk. Thanks! Nyttend (talk) 15:42, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXII, March 2012[edit]

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WikiCup 2012 March newsletter[edit]

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We are over half way through the second round of this year's WikiCup and things are going well! Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions), of Pool B, is our highest overall scorer thanks to his prolific writings on television and film. In second place is Pool H's Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), thanks primarily to work on biological articles, especially in marine biology and herpetology. Third place goes to Pool E's Scotland Casliber (submissions), who also writes primarily on biology (including ornithology and botany) and has already submitted two featured articles this round. Of the 63 contestants remaining, 15 (just under a quarter) have over 100 points this round. However, 25 are yet to score. Please remember to update your submission pages promptly. 32 contestants, the top two from each pool and the 16 next-highest scorers, will advance to round 3.

Congratulations to Vanuatu Matthewedwards (submissions), whose impressive File:Wacht am Rhein map (Opaque).svg became the competition's first featured picture. Also, congratulations to Florida 12george1 (submissions), who claimed good topic points, our first contestant this year to do so, for his work on Wikipedia:Featured topics/1982 Atlantic hurricane season. This leaves featured topics and featured portals as the only sources of points not yet utilised. However, as recent statistics from Wisconsin Miyagawa (submissions) show, no source has yet been utilised this competition to the same extent it has been previously!

It has been observed that the backlogs at good article candidates are building up again. While the points for good article reviews will be remaining constant, any help that can be offered keeping the backlog down would be appreciated. On a related note, if you are concerned that your nomination, be it at good article candidates, a featured process or anywhere else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 23:12, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2012 April newsletter[edit]

Round 2 of this year's WikiCup is over, and so we are down to our final 32, in what could be called our quarter-finals. The two highest scorers from each pool, as well as the next 16 highest scorers overall, have entered round 3, while 30 participants have been eliminated. Pool B's Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions) remains our top scorer with over 700 points; he continues to gain high numbers of points for his good articles on The X-Files, but also Millennium and other subjects. He has also gained points for a good topic, a featured list, multiple good article reviews and several did you knows. Pool E's Scotland Casliber (submissions) was second, thanks primarily to his biology articles, with Pool H's New York City Muboshgu (submissions) coming in third, with an impressive 46 did you knows, mostly on the subject of baseball. Casliber and Cwmhiraeth both scored over 600 points. Pools E and H proved our most successful, with each seeing 5 members qualify for round 3, while Pools C and D were the least, with each seeing only 3 reach round 3. However, it was Pool G which saw the lowest scoring, with a little under 400 points combined; Pool H, the highest scoring group, saw over triple that score.

65 points was the lowest qualifying score for round 3; significantly higher than the 11 required to enter round 2, and also higher than the 41 required to reach round 3 last year. However, in 2010, 100 points were needed to secure a place in round 3. 16 will progress to round 4. In round 3, 150 points was the 16th highest score, though, statistically, people tend to up their game a little in later rounds. Last year, 76 points secured a place, while in 2010, a massive 250 points were needed. Guessing how many points will be required is not easy. We still have not seen any featured portals or topics this year, but, on the subject of less common content types, a small correction needs to be made to the previous newsletter: File:Wacht am Rhein map (Opaque).svg, our first featured picture, was the work of both Vanuatu Matthewedwards (submissions) and United Kingdom Grandiose (submissions), the latter of whom has also gone on to score with File:Map of the Battle of Guam, 1944.svg. Bonus points also continue to roll in; this round, England Ealdgyth (submissions) earned triple points for her good articles on William the Conqueror and the Middle Ages, Casliber and Cwmhiraeth both earned triple points for their work on Western Jackdaw, now a good article, Michigan Dana Boomer (submissions) earned triple points for her work on lettuce and work by Bavaria Stone (submissions) to ready antimony for good article status earned him triple points. United Kingdom Jarry1250 (submissions) managed to expand Vitus Bering far enough for a did you know, which was also worth triple points. All of these highly important topics featured on 50 or more Wikipedias at the start of the year.

An article on the WikiCup in the Wikimedia Blog, "Improving Wikipedia with friendly competition", was posted at the end of April. This may be of interest to those who are signed up to this newsletter, as well as serving as another way to draw attention to our project. Also, we would again like to thank United Kingdom Jarry1250 (submissions) and Bavaria Stone (submissions), for continued help behind the scenes. As ever, if you are concerned that your nomination, be it at good article candidates, a featured process or anywhere else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 23:04, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXIII, April 2012[edit]

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Question[edit]

Hi, I found a copy of your thesis, "Galloping Up The Glen," at the IUS library. I am creating a website about the Battle of Corydon and would like to talk with you. My email is gransir(at)gmail.com. Gransir (talk) 17:29, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

E-mail sent; thanks for the interest.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 15:48, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXIV, May 2012[edit]

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WikiCup 2012 May newsletter[edit]

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We're halfway through round 3 (or the quarter finals, if you prefer) and things are running smoothly. We're seeing very high scoring; as of the time of writing, the top 16 all have over 90 points. This has already proved to be more competative than this time last year- in 2011, 76 points secured a place, while in 2010, a massive 250 was the lowest qualifying score. People have also upped their game slightly from last round, which is to be expected as we approach the end of the competition. Leading Pool A is Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), whose points have mostly come from a large number of did you knows on marine biology. Pool B's leader, Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions), is for the first time not our highest scorer at the time of newsletter publication, but his good articles on The X-Files and Millenium keep him in second place overall. Wisconsin Miyagawa (submissions) leads Pool C, our quietest pool, with content in a variety of areas on a variety of topics. Pool D is led by Scotland Casliber (submissions), our current overall leader. Nearly half of Casliber's points come from his triple-scored Western Jackdaw, which is now a featured article.

This round has seen an unusually high number of featured lists, with nearly one in five remaining participants claiming one, and one user, New York City Muboshgu (submissions), claiming two. Miyagawa's featured list, 1936 Summer Olympics medal table, was even awarded double points. By comparison, good article reviews seem to be playing a smaller part, and featured topics portals remain two content-types still unutilised in this competition. Other than that, there isn't much to say! Things are coming along smoothly. As ever, if you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 23:23, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 June 2012[edit]

NoCommons/KeepLocal tag on images[edit]

I've noticed that a number of your images (for example those in Category:Images of Alexander County, Illinois) are marked with the {{KeepLocal}} tag, as a result of you uploading them with the {{NoCommons}} tag (which was redirected). I haven't found a reason for the tag on any of the images, and no reasons in the archives of your talk page, and since the images are also released to PD or otherwise freely licensed, I'm not sure whether the tag was an error from the past or what. Is it your wish that the files not be moved to Wikimedia Commons at all, or that they be duplicated if copied to Commons, or is it just a tag added out of confusion in the past and due to be removed from your works now? (As you probably know by now, moving them to Commons with the same name causes them to appear almost exactly the same way on English Wikipedia as if they hadn't been moved.) --Closeapple (talk) 21:39, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

I'd prefer they were not in Commons at all. I'm tired of some moron deciding he doesn't like some picture of mine for some reason and decides to dellete it. If they stay on English Wikipedia I can maybe defend them, but I can't if they are on Commons as I never go there. I'm rarely on here now because too many jackasses have gone out of their way to piss me off. I have made 30,000+ edits and uploaded hundreds of pictures, but my good deeds have been spat upon which is why I rarely do anything here anymore. I want my pictures to stay local.--King Bedford I Seek his grace 04:45, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

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GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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WikiCup 2012 June newsletter[edit]

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Apologies for the lateness of this letter; our usual bot wasn't working. We are now entering round 4, our semi-finals, and have our final 16. A score of 243 was required to reach this round; significantly more than 2011's 76 points, and only a little behind 2010's 250 points. By comparison, last year, 150 points in round 4 secured a place in the final; in 2010, 430 were needed. Commiserations to Pool A's Minas Gerais igordebraga (submissions), who scored 242 points, missing out on a place in the round by a whisker. However, congratulations to Pool B's Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions), whose television articles have brought him another round victory. Pool A's Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) came second overall, with an impressive list of biological did you knows, good articles and featured articles. Third overall was Pool D's New York City Muboshgu (submissions), with a long list of contibutions, mostly relating to baseball. Of course, with the points resetting every round, the playing field has been levelled. The most successful Pool was Pool D, which saw seven into the final round. Pool B saw four, C saw three and Pool A saw only the two round leaders.

A quick note about other competitions taking place on Wikipedia which may be of interest. There are 13 days remaining in the June-July GAN backlog elimination drive, but it is not too late to take part. August will also see the return of The Core Contest- a one month long competition first run in 2007. While the WikiCup awards points for audited content on any subject, The Core Contest about is raw article improvement, focussing heavily on the most important articles on Wikipedia. As ever, if you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 10:44, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

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Rename proposal[edit]

Category:Kentucky railway stations on the National Register of Historic Places to Category:Railway stations on the National Register of Historic Places in Kentucky Hugo999 (talk) 22:13, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXVI, July 2012[edit]

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WikiCup 2012 July newsletter[edit]

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We're approaching the beginning of 2012's final round. Pool A sees Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) as the leader, with 300 points being awarded for the featured article Bivalvia, and Pool B sees Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions) in the lead, with 10 good articles, and over 35 articles eligible for good topic points. Pool A sees New York City Muboshgu (submissions) in second place with a number of articles relating to baseball, while Pool B's Minnesota Ruby2010 (submissions) follows Grapple X, with a variety of contributions including the high-scoring, high-importance featured article on the 2010 film Pride & Prejudice. Ruby2010, like Grapple X, also claimed a number of good topic points; despite this, not a single point has been claimed for featured topics in the contest so far. The same is true for featured portals.

Currently, the eighth-place competitor (and so the lowest scorer who would reach the final round right now) has scored 332, more than double the 150 needed to reach the final round last year. In 2010, however, 430 was the lowest qualifying score. In this competition, we have generally seen scores closer to those in 2010 than those in 2011. Let's see what kind of benchmark we can set for future competitions! As ever, if you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 22:17, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

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Possibly unfree File:Sanders CHC Bust.JPG[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Sanders CHC Bust.JPG, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Bulwersator (talk) 08:53, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2012 August newsletter[edit]

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The final is upon us! We are down to our final 8. A massive 573 was our lowest qualifying score; this is higher than the 150 points needed last year and the 430 needed in 2010. Even in 2009, when points were acquired for mainspace edit count in addition to audited content, 417 points secured a place. That leaves this year's WikiCup, by one measure at least, our most competitive ever. Our finalists, ordered by round 4 score, are:

  1. Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions) once again finishes the round in first place, leading Pool B. Grapple X writes articles about television, and especially The X-Files and Millenium, with good articles making up the bulk of the score.
  2. Wisconsin Miyagawa (submissions) led Pool A this round. Fourth-place finalist last year, Miyagawa writes on a variety of topics, and has reached the final primarily off the back of his massive number of did you knows.
  3. Minnesota Ruby2010 (submissions) was second in Pool B. Ruby2010 writes primarily on television and film, and scores primarily from good articles.
  4. Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished third in Pool B. Casliber is something of a WikiCup veteran, having finished sixth in 2011 and fourth in 2010. Casliber writes on the natural sciences, including ornithology, botany and astronomy. Over half of Casliber's points this round were bonus points from the high-importance articles he has worked on.
  5. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) came second in Pool A. Also writing on biology, especially marine biology, Cwmhiraeth received 390 points for one featured article (Bivalvia) and one good article (pelican), topping up with a large number of did you knows.
  6. New York City Muboshgu (submissions) was third in Pool A. Muboshgu writes primarily on baseball, and this round saw Muboshgu's first featured article, Derek Jeter, promoted on its fourth attempt at FAC.
  7. Michigan Dana Boomer (submissions) was fourth in Pool A. She writes on a variety of topics, including horses, but this round also saw the high-importance lettuce reach featured article status.
  8. Canada Sasata (submissions) is another WikiCup veteran, having been a finalist in 2009 and 2010. He writes mostly on mycology.

However, we must also say goodbye to the eight who did not make the final, having fallen at the last hurdle: Russia GreatOrangePumpkin (submissions), England Ealdgyth (submissions), England Calvin999 (submissions), Poland Piotrus (submissions), North Carolina Toa Nidhiki05 (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), Cherokee Nation The Bushranger (submissions) and Republic of Macedonia 1111tomica (submissions). We hope to see you all next year.

On the subject of next year, a discussion has been opened here. Come and have your say about the competition, and how you'd like it to run in the future. This brainstorming will go on for some time before more focused discussions/polls are opened. As ever, if you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 00:07, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXVII, August 2012[edit]

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Military history coordinator election[edit]

The Military history WikiProject has started its 2012 project coordinator election process, where we will select a team of coordinators to organize the project over the coming year. If you would like to be considered as a candidate, please submit your nomination by 14 September. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the current coordinators on their talk page. This message was delivered here because you are a member of the Military history WikiProject. – Military history coordinators (about the projectwhat coordinators do) 08:40, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Anchorage, Kentucky[edit]

Category:Anchorage, Kentucky, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Kumioko (talk) 13:29, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Category:Jeffersontown, Kentucky[edit]

Category:Jeffersontown, Kentucky, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Kumioko (talk) 13:32, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 September 2012[edit]

WikiCup 2012 September newsletter[edit]

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We're over half way through the final, and so it is less than a month until we know for certain our 2012 WikiCup champion. Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions) currently leads, followed by Canada Sasata (submissions), Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and Scotland Casliber (submissions). However, we have no one resembling a breakaway leader, and so the competition is a long way from over. Next month's newsletter will feature a list of our winners (who are not necessarily only the finalists) and keep your eyes open for an article on the WikiCup in a future edition of The Signpost. The leaders are already on a par with last year's winners, but a long way from the huge scores seen in 2010. That said, a repeat of the competition from 2010 seems unlikely.

It is good to see that three-quarters of our finalists have already scored bonus points this round. This shows that, contrary to criticism that the WikiCup has received in the past, the competition does not merely incentivise the writing of trivial articles; instead, our top competitors are still spending their time contributing to high-importance articles, and bringing them to a high standard. This does a great service to the encyclopedia and its readers. Thank you, and good work!

The planning for next year's WikiCup is ongoing. Some straw polls have been opened concerning the scoring, and you can now sign up for next year's competition. As ever, if you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) J Milburn (talk) 19:47, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 01 October 2012[edit]

The Bugle: Issue LXXVIII, September 2012[edit]

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The Signpost: 08 October 2012[edit]

The Signpost: 15 October 2012[edit]

The Bugle: Issue LXXIX, October 2012[edit]

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The Signpost: 22 October 2012[edit]

The Signpost: 29 October 2012[edit]

WikiCup 2012 October newsletter[edit]

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The 2012 WikiCup has come to a close; congratulations to Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), our 2012 champion! Cwmhiraeth joins our exclusive club of previous winners: Dreamafter (2007), jj137 (2008), Durova (2009), Sturmvogel 66 (2010) and Hurricanehink (2011). Our final standings were as follows:

  1. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions)
  2. Canada Sasata (submissions)
  3. Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions)
  4. Scotland Casliber (submissions)
  5. New York City Muboshgu (submissions)
  6. Wisconsin Miyagawa (submissions)
  7. Minnesota Ruby2010 (submissions)
  8. Michigan Dana Boomer (submissions)

Prizes for first, second, third and fourth will be awarded, as will prizes for all those who reached the final eight. Every participant who scored in the competition will receive a ribbon of participation. In addition to the prizes based on placement, the following special prizes will be awarded based on high performance in particular areas of content creation. So that the finalists do not have an undue advantage, the prize is awarded to the competitor who scored the highest in any particular field in a single round.

Awards will be handed out in the coming days; please bear with us! This year's competition also saw fantastic contributions in all rounds, from newer Wikipedians contributing their first good or featured articles, right up to highly experienced Wikipedians chasing high scores and contributing to topics outside of their usual comfort zones. It would be impossible to name all of the participants who have achieved things to be proud of, but well done to all of you, and thanks! Wikipedia has certainly benefited from the work of this year's WikiCup participants.

Next year's WikiCup will begin in January. Currently, discussions and polls are open, and all contributions are welcome. You can also sign up for next year's competition. There will be no further newsletters this year, although brief notes may be sent out in December to remind everyone about the upcoming competition. It's been a pleasure to work with you all, and we hope to see you all in January! J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 00:14, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 26 November 2012[edit]

The Bugle: Issue LXXX, November 2012[edit]

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration http://wll-seattle.eventbrite.com or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 03:43, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 10 December 2012[edit]

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The Signpost: 17 December 2012[edit]

Featured Portal Review[edit]

Indianapolis has been nominated for a featured portal review and may lose its status as a featured portal. Reviewers' concerns are set out here. Please leave your comments (which can include "keep" or "delist") and help the portal to be of featured quality. The instructions for the review process are here. --ELEKHHT 09:32, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXI, December 2012[edit]

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The Signpost: 24 December 2012[edit]

WikiCup 2013 starting soon[edit]

Hi there; you're receiving this message because you have previously shown interest in the WikiCup. This is just to remind you that the 2013 WikiCup will be starting on 1 January, and that signups will remain open throughout January. Old and new Wikipedians and WikiCup participants are warmly invited to take part in this year's competition. (Though, as a note to the more experienced participants, there have been a few small rules changes in the last few months.) If you have already signed up, let this be a reminder; you will receive a message with your submissions' page soon. Please direct any questions to the WikiCup talk page. Thanks! J Milburn 19:15, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Image tagged for deletion[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that I've requested the deletion of one of your images on Commons: File:Smith Col Robert A Monument.jpg, which as far as I can see doesn't have a source. You can find the deletion discussion at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Smith Col Robert A Monument.jpg. Since the issue is lack of source (and kind-of lack of proof of PD-USGov), if you can provide a source showing that it's a US government work, it won't be deleted. Finally, please note that you should have lots of time; deletion requests at Commons sometimes take far longer than FFDs or PUFs do here, so if you don't see this for several weeks, you shouldn't assume that it's been resolved. Nyttend (talk) 00:52, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

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