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Tech news: 2013-27

14:18, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 July 2013

Tech news: 2013-28

18:29, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 July 2013

IRC office hours for wiki-mentors and Snuggle users

Hi. We're organizing an office hours session with the Teahouse to bring in mentors from across the wiki to try out Snuggle and discuss it's potential to support mentorship broadly. The Snuggle team would appreciate it if you would come and participate in the discussion. We'll be having it in #wikimedia-officeconnect on Wed. July 17th @ 1600 UTC. See the agenda for more info. --EpochFail(talkwork), Technical 13 (talk), TheOriginalSoni (talk) 17:17, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Tech News: 2013-29

17:28, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

National Film Award for Best Actor

Hi, would you be interested in taking this to FLC? Vensatry (Ping me) 06:19, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

I'd love to bring it up to FLC quality, and then we can co-nominate. With your experience of Best Actress FLC, this should be a cakewalk. — Bill william comptonTalk 06:50, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
Exactly! I'm modeling this list based on the "Best Actress" list. Your help will be much appreciated :) Vensatry (Ping me) 10:47, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 July 2013

Tech News: 2013-30

20:59, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 July 2013

Tech News: 2013-31

20:39, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK-Good Article Request for Comment

WikiCup 2013 July newsletter

We're halfway through this year's penultimate round, and the competition is moving along well. Pool A's Canada Sasata (submissions) currently leads overall, while Pool B's Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) is second. Both leaders are WikiCup veterans, and both have already scored over 600 points this month. If the round were to end today, London Miyagawa (submissions), with 274 points, would be the lowest-scoring participant to make it through. This indicates that participants will need a score comparable to last year's (573, the highest ever) to qualify for the final. The high scores this year are a testament both to the quality of participants and to the increased focus on significant content (eligible for bonus points) in this year's competition. So far this round, both Sasata and Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) have made up over half of their score through bonus points, with, for example, high importance FA koala earning Sasata a total of 440 points (from a multiplier of 4.4) and high-importance GA sea earning Cwmhiraeth a total of 216 points (from a multiplier of 7.2). Other articles on important topics submitted this round include a featured article on the Norman conquest of England by Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions), and good articles on Nobel laureate in literature Henryk Sienkiewicz, Nobel laureate in physics Hans Bethe, and the noted Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryū. These articles are by Poland Piotrus (submissions), Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) and Sturmvogel_66 respectively.

Other than that, there is not much to report! 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. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to reduce the review backlogs! 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) 23:53, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 July 2013


Hi, I've gotten myself confused with an image of Goel that has been uploaded here and at Commons. You've tagged it as having OTRS permission here (I think!) but are probably not aware of the Commons version. Please could you see my comment on your Commons talk page here. - Sitush (talk) 06:31, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

I've tagged it with OTRS pending on Commons. According to him, "[he] own[s] the copyright to the image". If you have any doubts, I'd suggest DR. — Bill william comptonTalk 07:04, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 07 August 2013

The Signpost: 14 August 2013

February 2013 Wikification Drive

Hi there! I thought you might be interested in WikiProject Wikify's February Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive. We'll be trying to reduce the backlog size by over 500 articles and we need your help! Hard-working participants in the drive will receive awards for their contributions. If you have a spare moment, please join and wikify an article or tell your friends. Thanks!
15:57, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated

Hi, I'm Gbawden. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Being Human (UK series 3), and have un-reviewed it again. If you've got any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thanks, Gbawden
15:57, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

National Film Award for Best Actor FLC

Hi, do you feel the list is ready for the nomination? Kindly leave me a note in case of any issues. Vensatry (Ping me) 06:27, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

The only potential problem I can think of is that is a heavily-used source. Can you do the spotcheck? — Bill william comptonTalk 07:19, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Would you mean to say that we should go for other sources? Vensatry (Ping me) 11:18, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
I think variety of sources should be used, but this is my personal opinion. If you think it won't be a problem, then we should go for it. Do you want me to start the nomination? — Bill william comptonTalk 11:19, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
That won't be a problem since these kinda lists are largely dependent on sources from single publisher. Many sports especially cricket lists are dependent on single publisher only. Anything else you want to add? Vensatry (Ping me) 11:34, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
No, I think everything else is covered. — Bill william comptonTalk 11:43, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────I've nominated the list. Vensatry (Ping me) 07:19, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Do you think there is a need of IPA for Rajat Kamal? — Bill william comptonTalk 15:58, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
Might be useful. Vensatry (Ping me) 14:24, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

August 2013

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DYK for Kumaravel Premkumar

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Tech News: 2013-34;

19:50, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 August 2013

WikiCup 2013 August newsletter

This year's final is upon us. Our final eight, in order of last round's score, are:

  1. Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer who has contributed on topics of military history and physics, including a number of high-importance topics. Good articles have made up the bulk of his points, but he has also scored a great deal of bonus points. He has the second highest score overall so far, with more than 3000 points accumulated.
  2. New South Wales Casliber (submissions), another WikiCup veteran who reached the finals in 2012, 2011 and 2010. He writes on a variety of topics including botany, mycology and astronomy, and has claimed the highest or joint highest number of featured articles every round so far this year. He has the third highest score overall, with just under 3000 points accumulated.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 WikiCup champion, who writes mostly on marine biology. She has also contributed to high-importance topics, seeing huge numbers of bonus points for high-importance featured and good articles. Previous rounds have seen her scoring the most bonus points, with scoring spread across did you knows, good articles and featured articles.
  4. Canada Sasata (submissions), a WikiCup veteran who finished in second place in 2012, and competed as early as 2009. He writes articles on biology, especially mycology, and has scored highly for a number of collaborations at featured article candidates.
  5. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), the winner of the 2010 competition. His contributions mostly concern Naval history, and he has scored a very large number of points for good articles and good article reviews in every round. He is the highest scorer overall this year, with over 3500 points in total.
  6. Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions), who is competing in the WikiCup for the second time, though this will be her first time in the final. A regular at FAC, she is mostly interested in British medieval history, and has scored very highly for some top-importance featured articles on the topic.
  7. London Miyagawa (submissions), a finalist in 2012 and 2011. He writes on a broad variety of topics, with many of this year's points coming from good articles about Star Trek. Good articles make up the bulk of his points, and he had the most good articles back in round 2; he was also the highest scorer for DYK in rounds 1 and 2.
  8. Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions) has previously been involved with the WikiCup, but hasn't participated for a number of years. He scores mostly from restoration work leading to featured picture credits, but has also done some article writing and reviewing.

We say goodbye to eight great participants who did not qualify for the final: Poland Piotrus (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), Michigan Dana boomer (submissions), Prince Edward Island Status (submissions), United States Ed! (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), England Calvin999 (submissions). Having made it to this stage is still an excellent achievement, and you can leave with your heads held high. We hope to see you all again next year. Signups are now open for the 2014 WikiCup, which will begin on 1 January. All Wikipedians, whatever their interest or level of experience, are warmly invited to participate in next year's competition.

This last month has seen some incredible contributions; for instance, Cwmhiraeth's Starfish and Ealdgyth's Battle of Hastings—two highly important, highly viewed pages—made it to featured article status. It would be all too easy to focus solely on these stunning achievements at the expense of those participants working in lower-scoring areas, when in fact all WikiCup participants are doing excellent work. A mention of everything done is impossible, but here are a few: Last round saw the completion of several good topics (on the 1958, 1959 and 1962 Atlantic hurricane seasons) to which 12george1 had contributed. Calvin999 saw "S&M" (song), on which he has been working for several years, through to featured article status on its tenth try. Figureskatingfan continued towards her goal of a broad featured/good topic on Maya Angelou, with two featured and four good articles. ThaddeusB contributed significantly to over 20 articles which appeared on the main page's "in the news" section. Adam Cuerden continued to restore a large number of historical images, resulting in over a dozen FP credits this round alone. The WikiCup is not just about top-importance featured articles, and the work of all of these users is worthy of commendation.

Finally, the usual notices: 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. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to reduce the review backlogs! 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) 06:08, 29 August 2013 (UTC)