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Your recent edits[edit]

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Massive deletion[edit]

What is this a duplicate of? Your edits are welcome, but please do be careful of deleting such a large amount of content by other editors in the future.[1] Thanks, and happy editing! Khazar2 (talk) 16:21, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

The exact same section was already in the article earlier on. There were two of the section I deleted. —Bzweebl— talk 16:28, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
My mistake, and thank you for the catch; I should have double-checked before saying anything. Keep up the good work! Khazar2 (talk) 16:31, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

In The News/Recurring Items[edit]

I am posting here to ask for editors to look at Wikipedia:In_the_news/Recurring_items and to comment at the talk page to discuss/vote on an amendment to the ITN/R list. I am posting this message on a number of editor's talk pages to encourage debate.

In connection to an ongoing debate on which items can appear on the front page under "In The News", "Recurring Items" are nominated events which require very little debate in the nomination process.

I propose the following amendment to the current ITN/R list. In addition I will put this on the talk page of as many editors as I can find who are contributors to ITN/C

At Wikipedia:In_the_news/Recurring_items, I propose the following amendment to section 3:

  • At line 5, delete "and", and add after "territories" the words "and the world's twenty smallest nations".

Section 3, Line 5 would then read:

  • Disputed states, dependent territories and the world's twenty smallest nations should be discussed at WP:ITN/C and judged on their own merits.


I look forward to the debate doktorb wordsdeeds 07:22, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

ITNR for elections[edit]

As someone who regularly contributes to election articles: Due to recurrent discussions that lead nowhere, an open-ended discussion and proposals are invited Wikipedia talk:In the news/Recurring items/Elections for ITN on the main page as to what should be recurrent without ITNC discussionsLihaas (talk) 07:24, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Can you not read an Edit summary?[edit]

Please stop accusing me of "mistakes". If you can read an Edit summary, it's obvious that they're not. We may have a difference of opinion. That does not mean that either of us is mistaken.

Your repetitive, insulting Edit summaries (unlike mine) will not convince me to give up. It's a Talk page, FFS, not an article. Don't be so silly about this. HiLo48 (talk) 23:12, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Are you sure about this? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you have been writing edit summaries which appear to me to be advocating that there be a listed option of keeping the status quo, yet these edit summaries have been coupled with edits which seem to delete the option of maintaining the status quo. Am I getting mixed up here? —Bzweebl— talk 23:20, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Removal of a !vote[edit]

Hi there. While I appreciate the comment that you made in this edit, I also see that at the same time, you removed my !vote from an unrelated discussion. Was this intentional? If so, I'd like to know why; if not, I'd encourage greater care in future. AlexTiefling (talk) 11:54, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

I'm sorry about that, I'm not quite sure how that happened. I didn't mean to. I will try to be more careful next time, so thanks a lot for letting me know. —Bzweebl— talk 22:06, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Signature difficult to read[edit]

The appearance and color of your signature are such that that your signature -- —Bzweebl— talk -- is difficult to read. Please look over Wikipedia:Signatures and consider changing the appearance and color of your signature to ensure that the end result is easily readable by virtually everybody. Thanks! -- Uzma Gamal (talk) 14:16, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

The signature uses the CSS3 text-shadow property which is unsupported by some browsers, for example all normal releases of Internet Explorer. Without text-shadow support the signature becomes —Bzweebl— talk. The username is hard to see for many people. Please pick a color which is more readable when text-shadow is unsupported. PrimeHunter (talk) 11:41, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks to both of you for explaining your concerns. My signature should look normal for everyone besides me now. Bzweebl (Talk) 14:50, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
Is this new signature acceptable? Bzweebl (talk) 04:28, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
I like it. It reminds me somewhat of a form of Synesthesia (specifically grapheme–color synesthesia), a condition that fascinates me so much that I almost wish I had it. Ks0stm (TCGE) 19:19, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
It looks OK to me. It's also OK to use text-shadow if the text color is easy to read in browsers where text-shadow is unsupported. PrimeHunter (talk) 19:36, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Talkback (Ks0stm)[edit]

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Thank you![edit]

Thank you for the barnstar! It brought me a huge smile! I thought it was going to be a disambiguation notice. Take care! :) ComputerJA (talk) 06:07, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

ITN and jazz[edit]

Hi, I just wanted to drop a friendly note. I really like ITN because, despite its obvious imperfections, it is a place where editors often come together to discuss and evaluate content and notability based on arguments, rather than based on personality. I think our example is a textbook case of this - we agree on many issues, yet disagree on others, and we do so civilly, and never resort to personal comments; I find the same applies with other users on there. Anyway, just wanted to drop by to say hi! Colipon+(Talk) 02:15, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

While i certainly dont agree with the ITN worth (its personality politics there and HIGHLY subjective), there have been a lot of civil comments. colipon had issues, and i think i tried to answer them by initiating a discussion but it eventually fell back to the same. I must say though you (Bzweebl) are highly civil and productive there. You should try DYK sometime ;) Came here to give you a barnsar but just realised this personal comment seemed better.(Lihaas (talk) 01:47, 18 June 2012 (UTC)).
Thank you for your compliment, and your work as well. I too am disappointed that your election discussion went for nothing, but that's just what to expect on ITN. I did try DYK, but it was too technical for me to find it enjoyable. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 02:29, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
Dyk's more objective mostly. What part confused you? Maybe i could help?(Lihaas (talk) 12:11, 18 June 2012 (UTC)).
It includes checking for copyvios- I do not know WP copyright policy or how to check for it or anything about copyright, so I can't review nominations completely. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 14:26, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
Ah thats much easier (and for your first 5 DYKs you dont even need reviews). Its basically to ensure that the wording is not from the source and written differently. Source should only be used to confirm facts. See Wikipedia:Copyvio#Resources. Otherwise its pretty standard (i have the DYK tool installed that checks for length and date requirements automtically (less than a mn there)). Then reflinks needs to be used instead of bare refs (helps to keep a new page clean) and that there is no OR/synthesis in unsourcesd bits that many articles have (which i think is the best part of DYK.) Then you have leeway as the reviewer to suggest a better hook or comment on that. You could try a review with the 1/2 i have pending? ;)Lihaas (talk) 17:51, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for all your help. I still don't know if I will join, but I'll definitely watch a few nominations. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 22:48, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

???[edit]

Who is this/ how do you know me?? g.j.g (talk) 04:38, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

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) 23:25, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Re: "you seem to be a bit confused"[edit]

I was agreeing with Lihaas, the paragraphs seem to be a bit wonky, but I was agreeing with him. doktorb wordsdeeds 05:12, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

You're right, I'm sorry. I think I'm the one that's confused! Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 14:17, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

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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) 10:46, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

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) 22:19, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Welcome back to ITN[edit]

Cheers --IP98 (talk) 22:39, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! I've been away for four weeks, spending plenty of time watching the Olympics, and am excited to return now that ITN no longer has to worry about all the Olympic debate. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 23:16, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png Welcome back! It's good to see your name around again! ComputerJA (talk) 04:59, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! It's great to hear that from someone as skilled as you. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 17:19, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Welcome back[edit]

Welcome back from Wikibreak! You've been missed. Khazar2 (talk) 05:48, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. It means a lot to me that my work is appreciated. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 17:19, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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Thank you for your dedication to the news on the Main page, such as Okobie road tanker explosion, for the clear rainbow colours on your user and in your signature, and for speaking up clearly with reason, - you are an awesome Wikipedian, shalom! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:02, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
Wow. Bzweebl (talkcontribs)
A year ago, you were the 214th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:07, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Shabbat Shalom[edit]

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Regardless of whether I'm Jewish or not (personal choice not to reveal that info), I noticed on your user page that you are a modern Orthodox Jew. So it's only polite that I wish you a Shabbat Shalom! Activism1234 20:23, 17 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! 1 hour till Shabbos, so I was just about to turn off my computer. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 22:01, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, Bzweebl. You have new messages at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests.
Message added 16:36, 19 August 2012 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Thanks, TBrandley 16:36, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Current events[edit]

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Isn't it obvious? You're a frequent visitor to ITN and help update and nominate important articles. Your presense is welcoming at ITN. Activism1234 04:26, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the return barnstar! Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 04:34, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 20 August 2012[edit]

Bagumba's RfA[edit]

Hi. I just !voted on Bagumba's RfA and I noticed that as of now, your neutral was the only non-supporting comment in the whole thing. I am sure your reference to not being able to support because of question 6 was intended in the same playful spirit as the question itself and the candidate's response to it, but I'd still like to ask you to withdraw that !vote as I hate to see something presumably meant in jest detracting from the otherwise unanimously supportive comments so far.

Of course, if you were making a serious point that I have missed (e.g. if the questions were renumbered since you !voted or something), please feel free to ignore this. Thanks and regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 01:13, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for making the change. I didn't and don't mean for this to take on exaggerated importance, but I appreciate your accommodating my request. Thanks again. Regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 01:57, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
No problem. Fell free to let me know anytime I do something that doesn't look right. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 01:58, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Content[edit]

Which content are you referring to?? I don't recall removing any content. --Activism1234 19:35, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Here. It was probably an accident because I can't imagine why you would want to remove it, but I have no clue how it happened. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 19:37, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
Whaaaat? That's messed up. Sorry, didn't intend that! (We both voted to support it anyway, why would I remove it on purpose?) Thanks for notifying me. --Activism1234 19:38, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Silly question[edit]

I'm going to sound pretty ridiculous when I say this, but how do you get colors in your signature when you link to your user page? Because, as you can tell by my signature, it only works for my talk page at the moment. I'm asking you, of course, because of your colorful signature. Brambleberry of RiverClanmeow 21:33, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

I'm not quite sure what you mean. Do you want the code? You can get that by looking at the page source, as I'm sure you know. If you want me to explain any technical details I can't, because I got the coding for my signature from someone else. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 00:50, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
I don't want the code for yours, I just want the link to my user page to appear a different color than the navy link color. Brambleberry of RiverClanmeow 18:01, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
I'm still confused. Do you want me explain how to do it, because for that you just have to see the markup. Other than that, I can't explain anything. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 18:09, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
I did check the markup, but it didn't work. And I know my color is good because I looked at it on my userpage, and it showed up. Brambleberry of RiverClanmeow 18:22, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, I can't help you further because the markup came from someone else; it was not of my own creation and I am not an expert in signatures. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 18:24, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
Okay. No problem. Brambleberry of RiverClanmeow 18:29, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

24 August Shabbat Shalom[edit]

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Shabbat Shalom! Activism1234 20:23, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

deaths itn rfc[edit]

You recently participated in an informal discussion here on reforming the recent deaths section of ITN. The old discussion has been closed, and a more formal proposal has been made as an RfC. Please feel free to add your vote and comment to the new section, and, if you support, please indicate whether you prefer bare links or one-word blurbs. Thanks. μηδείς (talk) 04:27, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

Principality of Sealand[edit]

Hello,

I do not manage to put on Wikipedia the sentence which indicates that Sir-Christopher is elected a Prime Minister of the Principality of Sealand in 2012. Can has him(it) to you to put?

Thank you very much — Preceding unsigned comment added by PofSealand (talkcontribs) 11:25, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 August 2012[edit]

Maintenance work & invite to NPP[edit]

Hi Bzweebl! I'm glad to see you taking an interest in what makes Wikipedia tick. I see you are fairly new here and and I recommend reading this and following all the links and footnotes. It's obviously aimed at candidates, but as we don't have a much advice for voters, you may find it interesting. As I wrote it, I would welcome any comments on its talk page. BTW, we need a lot of help patrolling new pages - you can find out more about it at WP:NPP and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me on my talk page. Happy editing and keep up the good work! Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 03:55, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Shabbat Shalom[edit]

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Shabbat Shalom! Activism1234 22:27, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

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) 00:09, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 September 2012[edit]

your signature[edit]

Interesting to see you have "chosen" to change the color of your signature: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia_talk:In_the_news&curid=485213&diff=511255697&oldid=511219722 μηδείς (talk) 18:15, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Um, that edit wasn't me. Could you clarify why you are raising this on my talk page? I don't really understand your comment. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 20:06, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
I was bringing to your attention that your signature's color had been changed from rainbow to blue. (I am sorry, I thought I conveyed I knew it wasn't really you by putting "chosen" in quotes.) In the meantime someone else fixed your signature back to normal and warned the miscreant. μηδείς (talk) 20:36, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 16:32, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 September 2012[edit]

Shana Tovah[edit]

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Have a sweet new year! Activism1234 22:02, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 September 2012[edit]

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) 19:49, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

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Paddy Roy Bates[edit]

It's not that important, but I just wanted to let you know that your comment on the Admin noticeboard wasn't entirely accurate, as I was fine with the article being pulled but I didn't support that course of action. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 04:40, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

OK. Well, you are free to set the record straight there, if you want. I mean, if you really want to. -- tariqabjotu 04:42, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

Thank you for taking the time to participate in my RfA. I hope that I will be able to improve based on the feedback I received and become a better editor. AutomaticStrikeout 02:34, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

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recent deaths/mcgovern[edit]

Hey, would you consider closing your four-part nom, given it invites pointy BS like IP98's four vote oppose, and maybe repost just McGovern? Or withdraw the other three from the nom, and just focus on McGovern? If there's an admin you can prompt to look at this, please do so. The lack even of comment by admins seems rather odd here. μηδείς (talk) 03:55, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, but I would rather not do that. I don't want to be overly aggressive in squeezing through my own nom, but you are welcome to try. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 03:56, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
I am not sure what you are saying, you are not willing to talk to an admin or not willing to withdraw the other people from your four part nom? The latter hardly seems aggressive. μηδείς (talk) 04:11, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

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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) 00:17, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

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Sky city[edit]

Hello,

I noticed that you were involved in WikiProject Skyscrapers, and I thought you could help me. I am trying to take Skycity to DYK, considering what an interesting hook it will make. For which, I intend to expand the article as much as I can (to meet DYK expansion standards). For this I request your help to expanding the article and making it a truly great hook.

I am trying to keep all edits at User:TheOriginalSoni/Sky city so that we have more than the traditional 7 days to finish this hook. Hope you shall help!!!

Thanks and cheers!! TheOriginalSoni (talk) 18:15, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

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Sky city[edit]

Are you sure that sky city has been approved? We shall need some serious sources to support our claims on that.

The article and the sources look like they are very nearly exhausted by now. Now should we try and look for more photos and other information, background maybe?

TheOriginalSoni (talk) 04:06, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

That's what the real article says, so I figured it was true. If that is not the case then you can change it back.
Looking for background information to add to the article seems like a good idea. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 04:10, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
Some background on the group looks important. I have tried to explain whatever I could remember in my own words, but it will be better if we use sources to make a proper paragraph or two on the group and its president [They used to make large scale air conditioners before for example]. Just going through the references shall be enough to supply it.
We need pictures, esp one comparing this building with burj.
As for the approval, see my edit summary. Thats what the case is, IMO. If the actual scenario is different (and some sources say so), then we better leave it as approved. TheOriginalSoni (talk) 04:28, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
Oh and I am bad with handling references, so it would be good if you can restructure them in the best way possible, so they dont look as chaotic as they are now TheOriginalSoni (talk) 04:30, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
Some background on the city can also be good, I think TheOriginalSoni (talk) 04:32, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
Will get to as many of these things as I can tomorrow. There are existing pictures comparing real and proposed skyscrapers, so taking one and adding Sky City shouldn't be too difficult for someone- not me- who knows how to do that. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 04:38, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
How do you think the article looks as of now? Good to be nominated or is there some work still to be done? TheOriginalSoni (talk) 06:32, 7 December 2012 (UTC)
If you mean nominate for DYK, I don't think that's a plausible goal. You need a fivefold expansion of prose, and we're not close to that. Sorry I've been busy the past couple of days, but I'll keep working on it. However, DYK does seem impossible to me for this article, so maybe it's time to put it in the mainspace and work from there. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 06:59, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

How do you think the article looks now? Do you think we can haul it up to GA status? TheOriginalSoni (talk) 11:30, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

I'm not too familiar with the GA process, but your work definitely has been excellent, so it might not be a bad idea to seek out some sort of review or recognition. Sorry I haven't been working recently, but I am very impressed by your work. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 00:27, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

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did you vote?[edit]

hi there, your vote in ArbCom elections triggered a spoof CSRF alarm. Would you be so kind as to please confirm that you actually voted? :) Apologies for the inconvenience. Pundit|utter 07:37, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

I voted. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 21:46, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2013 January newsletter[edit]

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Signups are now closed; we have our final 127 contestants for this year's competition. 64 contestants will make it to the next round at the end of February, but we're already seeing strong scoring compared to previous years. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) currently leads, with 358 points. At this stage in 2012, the leader (Irish Citizen Army Grapple X (submissions)) had 342 points, while in 2011, the leader had 228 points. We also have a large number of scorers when compared with this stage in previous years. Florida 12george1 (submissions) was the first competitor to score this year, as he was last year, with a detailed good article review. Some other firsts:

Featured articles, portals and topics, as well as good topics, are yet to feature in the competition.

This year, the bonus points system has been reworked, with bonus points on offer for old articles prepared for did you know, and "multiplier" points reworked to become more linear. For details, please see Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring. There have been some teething problems as the bot has worked its way around the new system, but issues should mostly be ironed out- please report any problems to the WikiCup talk page. Here are some participants worthy of note with regards to the bonus points:

  • United States Ed! (submissions) was the first to score bonus points, with Portland-class cruiser, a good article.
  • Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) has the highest overall bonus points, as well as the highest scoring article, thanks to his work on Enrico Fermi, now a good article. The biography of such a significant figure to the history of science warrants nearly five times the normal score.
  • Chicago HueSatLum (submissions) claimed bonus points for René Vautier and Nicolas de Fer, articles that did not exist on the English Wikipedia at the start of the year; a first for the WikiCup. The articles were eligible for bonus points because of fact they were both covered on a number of other Wikipedias.

Also, a quick mention of British Empire The C of E (submissions), who may well have already written the oddest article of the WikiCup this year: did you know that the Fucking mayor objected to Fucking Hell on the grounds that there was no Fucking brewery? The gauntlet has been thrown down; can anyone beat it?

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WikiCup 2013 February newsletter[edit]

Round 1 is now over. The top 64 scorers have progressed to round 2, where they have been randomly split into eight pools of eight. At the end of April, the top two from each pool, as well as the 16 highest scorers from those remaining, will progress to round 3. Commiserations to those eliminated; if you're interested in still being involved in the WikiCup, able and willing reviewers will always be needed, and if you're interested in getting involved with other collaborative projects, take a look at the WikiWomen's Month discussed below.

Round 1 saw 21 competitors with over 100 points, which is fantastic; that suggests that this year's competition is going to be highly competative. Our lower scores indicate this, too: A score of 19 was required to reach round 2, which was significantly higher than the 11 points required in 2012 and 8 points required in 2011. The score needed to reach round 3 will be higher, and may depend on pool groupings. In 2011, 41 points secured a round 3 place, while in 2012, 65 was needed. Our top three scorers in round 1 were:

  1. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), primarily for an array of warship GAs.
  2. London Miyagawa (submissions), primarily for an array of did you knows and good articles, some of which were awarded bonus points.
  3. New South Wales Casliber (submissions), due in no small part to Canis Minor, a featured article awarded a total of 340 points. A joint submission with Alaska Keilana (submissions), this is the highest scoring single article yet submitted in this year's competition.

Other contributors of note include:

Featured topics have still played no part in this year's competition, but once again, a curious contribution has been offered by British Empire The C of E (submissions): did you know that there is a Shit Brook in Shropshire? With April Fools' Day during the next round, there will probably be a good chance of more unusual articles...

March sees the WikiWomen's History Month, a series of collaborative efforts to aid the women's history WikiProject to coincide with Women's History Month and International Women's Day. A number of WikiCup participants have already started to take part. The project has a to-do list of articles needing work on the topic of women's history. Those interested in helping out with the project can find articles in need of attention there, or, alternatively, add articles to the list. Those interested in collaborating on articles on women's history are also welcome to use the WikiCup talk page to find others willing to lend a helping hand. Another collaboration currently running is an an effort from WikiCup participants to coordinate a number of Easter-themed did you know articles. Contributions are welcome!

A few final administrative issues. From now on, submission pages will need only a link to the article and a link to the nomination page, or, in the case of good article reviews, a link to the review only. See your submissions' page for details. This will hopefully make updating submission pages a little less tedious. 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) 17:30, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2013 March newsletter[edit]

We are halfway through round two. Pool A sees the strongest competition, with five out of eight of its competitors scoring over 100, and Pool H is lagging, with half of its competitors yet to score. WikiCup veterans lead overall; Pool A's Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) (2010's winner) leads overall, with poolmate London Miyagawa (submissions) (a finalist in 2011 and 2012) not far behind. Pool F's New South Wales Casliber (submissions) (a finalist in 2010, 2011 and 2012) is in third. The top two scorers in each pool, as well as the next highest 16 scorers overall, will progress to round three at the end of April.

Today has seen a number of Easter-themed did you knows from WikiCup participants, and March has seen collaboration from contestants with WikiWomen's History Month. It's great to see the WikiCup being used as a locus of collaboration; if you know of any collaborative efforts going on, or want to start anything up, please feel free to use the WikiCup talk page to help find interested editors. As well as fostering collaboration, we're also seeing the Cup encouraging the improvement of high-importance articles through the bonus point system. Highlights from the last month include GAs on physicist Niels Bohr (Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)), on the European hare (Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions)), on the constellation Circinus (Alaska Keilana (submissions) and New South Wales Casliber (submissions)) and on the Third Epistle of John (Indiana Cerebellum (submissions)). All of these subjects were covered on at least 50 Wikipedias at the beginning of the year and, subsequently, each contribution was awarded at least three times as many points as normal.

Wikipedians who enjoy friendly competition may be interested in participating in April's wikification drive. While wikifying an article is typically not considered "significant work" such that it can be claimed for WikiCup points, such gnomish work is often invaluable in keeping articles in shape, and is typically very helpful for new writers who may not be familiar with formatting norms.

A quick reminder: now, submission pages will need only a link to the article and a link to the nomination page, or, in the case of good article reviews, a link to the review only. See your submissions' page for details. This will hopefully make updating submission pages a little less tedious. 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) 22:37, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2013 April newsletter[edit]

We are a week into Round 3, but it is off to a flying start, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) claiming for the high-importance Portal:Sports and Portal:Geography (which are the first portals ever awarded bonus points in the WikiCup) and Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) claiming for a did you know of sea, the highest scoring individual did you know article ever submitted for the WikiCup. Round 2 saw very impressive scores at close; first place New South Wales Casliber (submissions) and second place Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) both scored over 1000 points; a feat not seen in Round 2 since 2010. This, in part, has been made possible by the change in the bonus points rules, but is also testament to the quality of the competition this year. Pool C and Pool G were most competitive, with three quarters of participants making it to Round 3, while Pool D was the least, with only the top two scorers making it through. The lowest qualifying score was 123, significantly higher than last year's 65, 2011's 41 or even 2010's 100.

The next issue of The Signpost is due to include a brief update on the current WikiCup, comparing it to previous years' competitions. This may be of interest to current WikiCup followers, and may help bring some more new faces into the community. We would also like to note that this round includes an extra competitor to the 32 advertised, who has been added to a random pool. This extra inclusion seems to have been the fairest way to deal with a small mistake made before the beginning of this round, but should not affect the competition in a large way. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to contact one of the judges.

A rules clarification: content promoted between rounds can be claimed in the round after the break, but not the round before. The case in point is content promoted on 29/30 April, which may be claimed in this round. 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) 16:00, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

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WP:FOOD Needs You![edit]

Hi there Bzweebl! I've noticed you have yourself listed as a member of the Food and Drink Wikiproject. Unfortunately it looks like the project has been slowly sliding into inactivity except for a couple of people. That makes me a sad potato, and nobody likes a sad potato amirite?

If you'd like to turn my frown upside down, can you do two small things?

First off, go here and add {{Tick}} (YesY) next to your name if you're still part of the project.

Second, go to the project talkpage and participate in a discussion about how to make the project more active, and how to go about making articles in our area of interest a lot better.

You don't want to make me cry, do you? Potatoes have a lot of eyes you know. So come on, join in! :)

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WikiCup 2013 June newsletter[edit]

We are down to our final 16: the 2013 semi-finals are upon us. A score of 321 was required to survive round 3, further cementing this as the most competitive WikiCup yet; round 3 was survived in 2012 with 243 points, in 2011 with 76 points and in 2010 with 250 points. The change may in part be to do with the fact that more articles are now awarded bonus points, in addition to more competitive play. Reaching the final has, in the past, required 573 points (2012, a 135% increase on the score needed to reach round 4), 150 points (2011, a 97% increase) and 417 points (2010, a 72% increase). This round has seen over a third of participants claiming points for featured articles (with seven users claiming for multiple featured articles) and most users have also gained bonus points. However, the majority of points continue to come from good articles, followed by did you know articles. In this round, every content type was utilised by at least one user, proving that the WikiCup brings together content contributors from all corners of the project.

Round 3 saw a number of contributions of note. Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions) claimed the first featured topic points in this year's competition for her excellent work on topics related to Maya Angelou, the noted American author and poet. We have also continued to see high-importance articles improved as part of the competition: Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions) was awarded a thoroughly well-earned 560 points for her featured article Middle Ages and 102 points for her good article Battle of Hastings. Good articles James Chadwick and Stanislaw Ulam netted Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) 102 and 72 points respectively, while 72 points were awarded to Poland Piotrus (submissions) for each of Władysław Sikorski and Emilia Plater, both recently promoted to good article status. Collaborative efforts between WikiCup participants have continued, with, for example, New South Wales Casliber (submissions) and Canada Sasata (submissions) being awarded 180 points each for their featured article on Boletus luridus.

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WikiCup 2013 July newsletter[edit]

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) 23:34, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2013 August newsletter[edit]

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) 05:46, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikiproject Food and Drink Newsletter - September 2013[edit]

WP:Food[edit]

It would be appreciated if you joined in the conversation occurring at WT:Food regarding the layout and presentation of the project's main page. Northamerica1000(talk) 03:22, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 September newsletter[edit]

In 30 days, we will know the identity of our 2013 WikiCup champion. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) currently leads; if that lead is held, she will become the first person to have won the WikiCup twice. Canada Sasata (submissions), Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)—who has never participated in the competition before—and New South Wales Casliber (submissions) follow. The majority of points in this round have come from a mix of good articles and bonus points. This final round is seeing contributions to a number of highly important topics; recent submissions include Phoenix (constellation) (FA by Casliber), Ernest Lawrence (GA by Hawkeye7), Pinniped, and red fox (both GAs by Sasata).

The did you know (DYK) eligibility criteria have recently changed, meaning that newly passed good articles are accepted as "new" for did you know purposes. However, in the interests of not changing the WikiCup rules mid-competition, please note that only articles eligible for DYK under the old system (that is, newly created articles or 5x expansions) will be eligible for points in this year's WikiCup. We do, however, have time to discuss how this new system will work for next year's competition; a discussion will be opened in due course. On that note, thoughts are welcome on changes you'd like to see for next year. What worked? What didn't work? What would you like to see more of? What would you like to see less of? All Wikipedians, new or old, are also warmly invited to sign up for the 2014 WikiCup.

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) 23:06, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 October newsletter[edit]

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our champion, for the second year running, is Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Our final nine were as follows:

  1. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions)
  2. Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)
  3. Canada Sasata (submissions)
  4. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions)
  5. New South Wales Casliber (submissions)
  6. Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions)
  7. London Miyagawa (submissions)
  8. Poland Piotrus (submissions)
  9. Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions)

All those who reached the final win prizes, and prizes will also be going to the following participants:

  • New South Wales Casliber (submissions) wins the FA prize, for four featured articles in round 4, worth 400 points.
  • Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) wins the GA prize, for 20 good articles in round 3, worth 600 points.
  • Portland, Oregon Another Believer (submissions) wins the FL prize, for four featured lists in round 2, worth 180 points.
  • Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions) wins the FP prize, for 23 featured pictures in round 5, worth 805 point.
  • Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) wins the FPo prize, for 2 featured portals in round 3, worth 70 points.
  • Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) wins the topic prize, for a 23-article featured topic in round 5, worth 230 points.
  • Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) wins the DYK prize, for 79 did you know articles in round 5, worth 570 points.
  • Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions) wins the ITN prize, for 23 in the news articles in round 4, worth 270 points.
  • United States Ed! (submissions) wins the GAR prize, for 24 good article reviews in round 1, worth 96 points.
  • The judges are awarding the Oddball Barnstar to British Empire The C of E (submissions), for some curious contributions in earlier rounds.
  • Finally, the judges are awarding Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) the Geography Barnstar for her work on sea, now a featured article. This top-importance article was the highest-scoring this year; when it was promoted to FA status, Cwmhiraeth could claim 720 points.

Prizes will be handed out in the coming weeks. Please be patient!

Congratulations to everyone who has been successful in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and a particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have achieved this year. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition. While it has been an excellent year, errors have opened up the judges' eyes to the need for a third judge, and it is with pleasure that we announce that experienced WikiCup participant Miyagawa will be acting as a judge from now on. We hope you will all join us in welcoming him to the team.

Next year's competition begins on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; it is open to all Wikipedians, new and old. Brainstorming and discussion remains open for how next year's competition will work, and straw polls will be opened by the judges soon. Those interested in friendly competition may also like to keep an eye on the stub contest, being organised by Casliber. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2014 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! 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) 00:46, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 January newsletter[edit]

The 2014 WikiCup is off to a flying start, with, at time of writing, 138 participants. The is the largest number of participants we have seen since 2010. If you are yet to join the competition, don't worry- the judges have agreed to keep the signups open for a few more days. By a wide margin, our current leader is newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose set of 14 featured pictures, the first FPs of the competition, was worth 490 points. Here are some more noteworthy scorers:

Featured articles, featured lists, featured topics and featured portals are yet to play a part in the competition. The judges have removed a number of submissions which were deemed ineligible. Typically, we aim to see work on a project, followed by a nomination, followed by promotion, this year. We apologise for any disappointment caused by our strict enforcement this year; we're aiming to keep the competition as fair as possible.

Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may be interested to take part in The Core Contest; unlike the WikiCup, The Core Contest is not about audited content, but, like the WikiCup, it is about article improvement; specifically, The Core Contest is about contribution to some of Wikipedia's most important article. Of course, any work done for The Core Contest, if it leads to a DYK, GA or FA, can earn WikiCup points.

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 help keep down 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), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 19:54, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 February newsletter[edit]

And so ends the most competitive first round we have ever seen, with 38 points required to qualify for round 2. Last year, 19 points secured a place; before that, 11 (2012) or 8 (2011) were enough. This is both a blessing and a curse. While it shows the vigourous good health of the competition, it also means that we have already lost many worthy competitors. Our top three scorers were:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer whose high-quality scans of rare banknotes represent an unusual, interesting and valuable contribution to Wikipedia. Most of Godot's points this round have come from a large set of pictures used in Treasury Note (1890–91).
  2. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions), a WikiCup veteran and a finalist last year, Adam is also a featured picture specialist, focusing on the restoration of historical images. This month's promotions have included a carefully restored set of artist William Russell Flint's work.
  3. United States WikiRedactor (submissions), another WikiCup newcomer. WikiRedactor has claimed points for good article reviews and good articles relating to pop music, many of which were awarded bonus points. Articles include Sky Ferreira, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus and "Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus song).

Other competitors of note include:

After such a competitive first round, expect the second round to also be fiercely fought. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2, but please do not update your submission page until March (UTC). Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

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 help keep down 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), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 00:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 March newsletter[edit]

A quick update as we are half way through round two of this year's competition. WikiCup newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (Pool E) leads, having produced a massive set of featured pictures for Silver certificate (United States), an article also brought to featured list status. Former finalist Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) (Pool G) is in second, which he owes mostly to his work with historical images, including a number of images from Urania's Mirror, an article also brought to good status. 2010 champion (Pool C) is third overall, thanks to contributions relating to naval history, including the newly featured Japanese battleship Nagato. Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who currently leads Pool A and is sixth overall, takes the title for the highest scoring individual article of the competition so far, with the top importance featured article Ian Smith.

With 26 people having already scored over 100 points, it is likely that well over 100 points will be needed to secure a place in round 3. Recent years have required 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) and 100 (2010). Remember that only 64 will progress to round 3 at the end of April. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page; if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally. 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 help keep down 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), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 22:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 April newsletter[edit]

Round 3 of the 2014 WikiCup has just begun; 32 competitors remain. Pool G's Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Round 2's highest scorer, with a large number of featured picture credits. In March/April, he restored star charts from Urania's Mirror, lithographs of various warships (such as SMS Gefion) and assorted other historical media. Second overall was Pool E's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose featured list Silver certificate (United States) contains dozens of scans of banknotes recently promoted to featured picture status. Third was Pool G's United States ChrisGualtieri (submissions) who has produced a large number of good articles, many, including Falkner Island, on Connecticut-related topics. Other successful participants included Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who saw three articles (including the top-importance Ian Smith) through featured article candidacies, and Washington, D.C. Caponer (submissions), who saw three lists (including the beautifully-illustrated list of plantations in West Virginia) through featured list candidacies. High-importance good articles promoted this round include narwhal from Canada Reid,iain james (submissions), tiger from Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and The Lion King from Minas Gerais Igordebraga (submissions). We also saw our first featured topic points of the competition, awarded to Nepal Czar (submissions) and Indiana Red Phoenix (submissions) for their work on the Sega Genesis topic. No points have been claimed so far for good topics or featured portals.

192 was our lowest qualifying score, again showing that this WikiCup is the most competitive ever. In previous years, 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) or 100 (2010) secured a place in Round 3. Pool H was the strongest performer, with all but one of its members advancing, while only the two highest scorers in Pools G and F advanced. At the end of June, 16 users will advance into the semi-finals. 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 help keep down 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), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 17:56, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 June newsletter[edit]

After an extremely close race, Round 3 is over. 244 points secured a place in Round 4, which is comparable to previous years- 321 was required in 2013, while 243 points were needed in 2012. Pool C's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) was the round's highest scorer, mostly due to a 32 featured pictures, including both scans and photographs. Also from Pool C, Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished second overall, claiming three featured articles, including the high-importance Grus (constellation). Third place was Pool B's , whose contributions included featured articles Russian battleship Poltava (1894) and Russian battleship Peresvet. Pool C saw the highest number of participants advance, with six out of eight making it to the next round.

The round saw this year's first featured portal, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) taking Portal:Literature to featured status. The round also saw the first good topic points, thanks to Florida 12george1 (submissions) and the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This means that all content types have been claimed this year. Other contributions of note this round include a featured topic on Maya Angelou's autobiographies from Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), a good article on the noted Czech footballer Tomáš Rosický from Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) and a now-featured video game screenshot, freely released due to the efforts of Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions).

The judges would like to remind participants to update submission pages promptly. This means that content can be checked, and allows those following the competition (including those participating) to keep track of scores effectively. This round has seen discussion about various aspects of the WikiCup's rules and procedures. Those interested in the competition can be assured that formal discussions about how next year's competition will work will be opened shortly, and all are welcome to voice their views then. 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 help keep down 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 (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 18:48, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Whatsup[edit]

Havent seen you on here for awhile. Just saw you on ITN after ages/Lihaas (talk) 05:02, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for welcoming me back! I had become disenchanted with all the debate and procedure over such minor things on ITN. I worked so hard on just trying to get an admin to actually institute the RD ticker after I felt consensus had been reached, and that made me realize why editor retention is such a problem. However, I couldn't stay away from ITN for too long, so I decided to check back in again. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 05:42, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
So partner in crime it is ;)
good to have neutral partners in the hotbed of Israeli-paeslinian issues. people have said im biasesd, yet on Yitzhak Shamir and (some other page I forget) I was the pro-Israeli POV being accused. How can you be PVO if youre pro-both sides?Lihaas (talk) 05:57, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I used to have an Israeli flag displayed prominently on my userpage as you may remember, but I have recently been keeping a more neutral approach on Israeli-Palestinian issues as well. However, without knowing the specifics of your case, you are correct that it is very difficult to make an Israeli-Palestinian related edit or comment without being accused of bias. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 03:27, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

European Court of Human Rights decision regarding Poland and CIA black site[edit]

I've removed the below ITN nomination as it seemed to be breaking the page formatting in a way I couldn't work out how to fix. The nomination text was:

European Court of Human Rights decision regarding Poland and CIA black site[edit]

Updated article: Black site
Blurb: The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights when it cooperated with USA allowing CIA to hold and interrogate Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri on its territory in 2002-2003. The court ordered the Polish government to pay each of the men
News source(s): Poland 'helped in CIA rendition', European Court rules
Nominator and updater: Bzweebl (give credit)

Article updated


Note: I am working on the update now, but since the process is slow I figured I'd let the notability be debated while I write an update.

Nominator's comments: This is major news regarding the controvercial CIA practices. 21:45, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

I think the problem might be that you are not supposed to link the article title -- but delinking it didn't seem to fix the problem, so I think you'll have to fill in the template again from scratch. Regards, Espresso Addict (talk) 23:13, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

There are two problems. The first is that you are correct that you are not supposed to link the article title, and the second, more important problem is that the wikilink for European Court of Human Rights was opened but never closed. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 03:21, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for looking into this. Someone else appears to have nominated an overlapping story in the meantime. I fear by cutting & pasting in the code here I've broken your talk page -- do feel free to delete this item! Cheers, Espresso Addict (talk) 03:30, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

ITN for 45th Pacific Islands Forum[edit]

--SpencerT♦C 18:17, 31 July 2014 (UTC)