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Mascarene Parrot[edit]

Comments addressed. FunkMonk (talk) 17:50, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Awesome, I will take a look. ceranthor 20:04, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 1954 Chlef earthquake[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Awesome, thanks! ceranthor 21:49, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXXX, September 2013[edit]

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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) 23:30, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

peer review[edit]

Hi. Please review and fix "Fluorine". If it's too long, just hit a section.-TCO

P.s. Thanks for voting for one of my FPs. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.127.137.171 (talk) 14:31, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, Ceranthor. You have new messages at Elie plus's talk page.
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Hey there :) you asked me to tell you when the article is back on FAC Elias Z 16:13, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCI, October 2013[edit]

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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) 01:14, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCII, November 2013[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCIII, December 2013[edit]

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Yo Ho Ho[edit]

The Bugle: Issue XCIV, January 2014[edit]

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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)

Precious again[edit]

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mind without fear
Thank you for quality articles for project Earthquakes, such as 2005 Qeshm earthquake, for nominating featured pictures, for having "quite the passion for science" and "aggressively" editing articles that particularly interest you, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (8 April 2009)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:23, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 392nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:18, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, Gerda! ceranthor 13:06, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCV, February 2014[edit]

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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)

The Bugle: Issue XCVI, March 2014[edit]

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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)

The Bugle: Issue XCVII, April 2014[edit]

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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)

The Bugle: Issue XCVIII, May 2014[edit]

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCIX, June 2014[edit]

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Money in the Bank (2011)[edit]

Hi Ceranthor, not too long ago you popped by on my FA nomination of Money in the Bank (2011) with some comments. The FA review (already the 2nd attempt) stalled and was not promoted. I was wondering, could we continue to sort out the article's issues on its talk page so that I could get your support during the third nomination? Thank you very much! starship.paint "YES!" 13:06, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not very active any more. I always recommend peer review for general feedback. Sorry I can't be of more help. ceranthor 17:15, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
Hello again Ceranthor, I was also thinking of putting the article up again for peer review, so I did, here. Only if you have the time, no pressure! Thank you. starship.paint ~ regal 03:22, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Mauna Loa[edit]

I'm about mentally ready to trough into Mauna Loa again, probably starting a week from now when I get back from vacation. Want to help out? ResMar 01:57, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

If I find some time this summer, I'd love to help. ceranthor 17:16, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
Responded at your talk page! ceranthor 18:00, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Ceranthor,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Rustic Cupha erymanthis by kadavoor.JPG is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 15, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-07-15. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:46, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know! ceranthor 17:17, 13 July 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)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Ceranthor,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:NGC 2467 and Surroundings.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on August 5, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-08-05. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:54, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Awesome! Thanks. ceranthor 02:47, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue C, July 2014[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Ceranthor,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Galerella sanguinea Zoo Praha 2011-2.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on August 12, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-08-12. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:28, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Yup, caption seems fine. And thank you! :) ceranthor 12:28, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Pinging TPSers with a knowledge of copyright[edit]

I didn't know where to post this, but I hope I at least have enough TPSers that one of you will chime in. I just came across what appears to be a direct ripoff of the Jon Voight Wikipedia article. Now, I understand Wikipedia is free and all, but is it really legal for someone to take this article, put it verbatim into a book, and profit off of it? ceranthor 03:46, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Barry Voight[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Barry Voight at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yakikaki (talk) 15:28, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I managed to clarify it myself - one of the sources had different sections with info that I didn't see, and so I thought the info was missing in the source. I got a bit confused, in other words. Should be good to go now. Yakikaki (talk) 15:35, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
No worries, and thanks for your review. ceranthor 16:01, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Barry Voight[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 03:24, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Yay. Thank you! ceranthor 03:25, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the review, I know reviewing things outside of one's interests can be a pain, especially with cycling since it isn't that popular. You've definitely helped make the article progress significantly with your suggestions. Thanks again. Disc Wheel (Talk + Tontributions) 19:16, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Also you were quick with responses to my comments which is always great. Disc Wheel (Talk + Tontributions) 19:17, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
You're very welcome. I hope the article gets more reviews and can get promoted. ceranthor 00:33, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Ceranthor,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Pair of Merops apiaster feeding.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on August 25, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-08-25. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:06, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Reviewed it and I'm impressed. Thanks again, Crisco! ceranthor 02:39, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Ceranthor,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Schlachtengalerie Decke.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on August 26, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-08-26. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:52, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Haha. What can I say? Thanks Crisco for all you do. ceranthor 02:20, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Always glad to help. Replied at Glicken's FAC. I may give prose comments too, once the images are dealt with. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:42, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CI, August 2014[edit]

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Nomination of Jesse J. Clarkson for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Jesse J. Clarkson is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jesse J. Clarkson until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Gbawden (talk) 07:10, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. ceranthor 13:29, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 August newsletter[edit]

The final of the 2014 WikiCup begins in a few short minutes! Our eight finalists are listed below, along with their placement in Round 4:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer, finished top of Pool A and was the round's highest scorer. Godot is a featured picture specialist, claiming large numbers of points due to high-quality scans of historical documents, especially banknotes.
  2. Scotland Casliber (submissions) is a WikiCup veteran, having been a finalist every year since 2010. In the semi-final, he was Pool B's highest scorer. Cas's points primarily come from articles on the natural sciences.
  3. Nepal Czar (submissions) was Pool A's runner-up. Czar's points come mostly from content related to independent video games, including both articles and topics.
  4. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Pool B's runner-up. Another featured picture specialist, many of Adam's points come from the restoration of historical media. He has been a WikiCup finalist twice before.
  5. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) won the WikiCup in 2012 and 2013, and enters this final as the first wildcard. She focuses on biology-related articles, and has worked on several high-importance articles.
  6. Florida 12george1 (submissions) is the second wildcard. George's points come primarily from meteorology-related articles. This year and last year, George was the first person in the competition to score.
  7. Colorado Sturmvogel 66 (submissions), the third wildcard, was the 2010 champion and a finalist last year. His writes mostly on military history, especially naval history.
  8. Canada Bloom6132 (submissions), the fourth and final wildcard, has participated in previous WikiCups, but not reached any finals. Bloom's points are mostly thanks to did you knows, featured lists and good articles related to sport and national symbols.

We say goodbye to this year's semi-finalists. Herm Matty.007 (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), United States WikiRedactor (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), Portugal Prism (submissions) and Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) have all performed well to reach this stage of the competition, and we hope they will all be joining us again next year.

There are two upcoming competitions unrelated to the WikiCup which may be of interest to those who receive this newsletter. The Stub Contest will run through September, and revolves around expanding stub articles, especially high-importance or old stubs. In addition, a proposal has been made for a new competition, the GA Cup, which the organisers plan to run next year. This competition is based on the WikiCup and aims to reduce the good article review backlog.

There is now a thread for brainstorming on how next year's WikiCup competition should work. Please come along and share your thoughts- What works? What doesn't work? What needs changing? Signups for next year's competition will be open soon; we will be in touch. If, at this stage of the competition, you are keen to help the with the WikiCup, please do what you can to participate in review processes. Our finalists will find things much easier if the backlogs at good article candidates, featured article candidates, featured picture candidates and the rest are kept at a minimum. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start 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) 22:09, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

FA congratulations[edit]

Just a quick note to congratulate you on the promotion of Harry Glicken to FA status recently. If you would like to see this (or any other FA) appear as "Today's featured article" soon (either on a particular date or on any available date), please nominate it at the requests page. If you'd like to see an FA appear on a particular date in the next year or so, please add it to the "pending" list. In the absence of a request, the article may end up being picked at any time (although with about 1,302 articles waiting their turn at present, there's no telling how long – or short! – the wait might be). If you'd got any TFA-related questions or problems, please let me know. BencherliteTalk 14:04, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Happy birthday![edit]

The Bugle: Issue CII, September 2014[edit]

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Earthquake Prediction[edit]

Would you be interested in diverting a bit of your attention to Earthquake Prediction? Thank you and sincerely, DoctorTerrella (talk) 02:36, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 September newsletter[edit]

In one month's time, we will know our WikiCup 2014 champion. Newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) has taken a strong lead with a featured list (historical coats of arms of the U.S. states from 1876) and a raft of featured pictures. Reigning champion Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) is in second place with a number of high-importance biology articles, including new FA Isopoda and new GA least weasel. Scotland Casliber (submissions), who is in his fifth WikiCup final, is in third, with featured articles Pictor and Epacris impressa.

Signups for the 2015 WikiCup are open. All Wikipedians, new and experienced, are warmly invited to sign up for the competition. Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may also like to sign up for the GA Cup, a new WikiCup-inspired competition which revolves around completing good article reviews. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start 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) 22:11, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Three Sisters (Oregon)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Three Sisters (Oregon) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Neonblak -- Neonblak (talk) 17:40, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Three Sisters (Oregon)[edit]

The article Three Sisters (Oregon) you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Three Sisters (Oregon) for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Neonblak -- Neonblak (talk) 02:20, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi there. We need your input regarding an issue in the review, because I don't have full access to one of the cited books. This should get to GA shortly. Nice work so far. Jsayre64 (talk) 04:15, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
I will check it out ASAP. Sorry, I've been busy with classes and haven't been checking my talk page that regularly. ceranthor 16:39, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Three Sisters (Oregon)[edit]

The article Three Sisters (Oregon) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Three Sisters (Oregon) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Neonblak -- Neonblak (talk) 19:42, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Three Sisters (Oregon)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:02, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, Crisco. ceranthor 16:37, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Puu Oo cropped.jpg Volcanic eruption of merit
For bringing Three Sisters to GA status, we will have this nice volcano erupt for you! —hike395 (talk) 03:28, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, hike! ceranthor 16:32, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014, Redux[edit]

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WikiCup 2014: The results[edit]

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The 2014 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), who flew the flag of the Smithsonian Institution. This was Godot13's first WikiCup competition and, over the 10 months of the competition, he has produced (among other contributions) two featured lists and an incredible 292 featured pictures, including architectural photographs and scans of historical documents. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 and 2013 WikiCup champion, came in second, having written a large number of biology-related articles. Scotland Casliber (submissions), WikiCup finalist every year since 2010, finished in third.

A full list of our prize-winners follows:

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 participated this year. We warmly invite all of you to sign up for next year's competition. Discussions and polls concerning potential rules changes are also open, and all are welcome to participate. 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 (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:51, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CIV, November 2014[edit]

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Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

The Military history Wikiproject has opened nominations for the Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year. Nominations will be accepted until 13 December at 23:59 GMT, with voting to begin at 0:00 GMT 14 December. The voting will conclude on 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:35, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 is just around the corner...[edit]

Hello everyone, and may we wish you all a happy holiday season. As you will probably already know, the 2015 WikiCup begins in the new year; there is still time to sign up. We have a few important announcements concerning the future of the WikiCup.

  • We would like to announce that Josh (J Milburn) and Ed (The ed17), who have been WikiCup judges since 2009 and 2010 respectively, are stepping down. This decision has been made for a number of reasons, but the main one is time. Both Josh and Ed have found that, over the previous year, they have been unable to devote the time necessary to the WikiCup, and it is not likely that they will be able to do this in the near future. Furthermore, new people at the helm can only help to invigorate the WikiCup and keep it dynamic. Josh and Ed will still be around, and will likely be participating in the Cup this following year as competitors, which is where both started out.
  • In a similar vein, we hope you will all join us in welcoming Jason (Sturmvogel 66) and Christine (Figureskatingfan), who are joining Brian (Miyagawa) to form the 2015 WikiCup judging team. Jason is a WikiCup veteran, having won in 2010 and finishing in fifth this year. Christine has participated in two WikiCups, reaching the semi-finals in both, and is responsible for the GA Cup, which she now co-runs.
  • The discussions/polls concerning the next competition's rules will be closed soon, and rules changes will be made clear on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring and talk pages. While it may be impossible to please everyone, the judges will make every effort to ensure that the new rules are both fair and in the best interests of the competition, which is, first and foremost, about improving Wikipedia.

If you have any questions or concerns, the judges can be reached on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, on their talk pages, or by email. We hope you will all join us in trying to make the 2015 WikiCup the most productive and enjoyable yet. You are receiving this message because you are listed on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk), The ed17 (talk), Miyagawa (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Figureskatingfan (talk) 18:53, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

1987 Giro[edit]

Hey Ceranthor,

I've renominated the 1987 Giro d'Italia page for FA, and since you helped out the first time through, I thought I'd contact you. If you have any comments you'd like to leave, here is the page Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/1987 Giro d'Italia/archive2. Thanks! Disc Wheel (Talk + Tontributions) 20:04, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Hey Disc Wheel, I'm finishing up exams this week but you can be sure I'll look over it ASAP. ceranthor 21:47, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Good luck on those man, just finished mine. Disc Wheel (Talk + Tontributions) 23:28, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much! ceranthor 01:39, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CV, December 2014[edit]

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Yo Ho Ho[edit]

Thanks, WereSpielChequers! Hope your holidays are as wonderful as you are! ceranthor 22:24, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

Árbol navideño luminoso en Madrid 02.jpg Merry Christmas, Ceran!
Hey Ceran! It's been a while since I've been on Wikipedia, so I figured I'd stop by, check up on some old wiki-friends, and make sure no-one broke the wiki in my absence :P Merry Christmas, Ceran! P.S.: I know it's December 26 UTC, but it's still Christmas where I'm based in New England, sooooo... Dylan620 (I'm all ears) 00:04, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Dylan. Merry Christmas to you and yours this year! ceranthor 02:06, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

question[edit]

Hi - I'm mid-way through my first GA review and had a couple questions in the process. Could I impose on you for some input here? Thanks - DOCUMENTERROR 05:34, 26 December 2014 (UTC)