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Heroes merging[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar! :) :) :) -- Magioladitis (talk) 18:33, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Hi there! I just wanted to say thanks for all your edits on Heroes! I know it takes a lot of work to get everything verified and I appreciate it! Exclamation point! Magkaz (talk) 03:32, 11 December 2007 (UTC)



Molly Walker[edit]

Brilliant! Keep up improving. The section you added it great. -- Magioladitis (talk) 12:07, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

User:Electrobe[edit]

Hi CIC, I've been monitoring Electrobe's highly disruptive behaviour of today and thought I should warn you that he has excised some of your comments from the Heroes talk page (diff). As far as I'm aware, deleting or editing other user's entries on talk pages is strictly forbidden on this site. His own talk page is another matter, he's entitled to delete the helpful and friendly comment you left earlier today, but I find his reply insulting (diff): "I no that already please take time to check your facts." ↔ Dennywuh (talk) 17:50, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

"In-universe"[edit]

Here's a guide that should help... Wikipedia:Manual of Style (writing about fiction)#Real-world perspective. Cheers. --Ckatzchatspy 19:18, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Heroes talk page[edit]

  • Hiya. =) There has been a decent amount of discussion on the Heroes talk page since you last commented in opposition to adding an external link to the Heroes wiki. In an effort to reach consensus I just wanted to make sure you were aware of the recent discussions so that you could check them out and further contribute to the discussion if you're interested. =) --Centish (talk) 04:33, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

The Company[edit]

My apologies. But for future use, if you want to restructure an entire page, it's easier to edit the whole page at once. I also believe that there is a tag for pages so that people will know that you're in the process of editing. Ophois (talk) 20:10, 31 December 2007 (UTC)


Comment on Heroes page[edit]

Sorry, I was/am suffering from a lack of sleep (you should never edit will sleep deprived, by the way) and was a bit loopy (am a lot loopy) and the edit description left by...whoever left one before me, made me want to write an...opposing edit description ("Commenting so it doesn't seem like people are ignoring you" as opposed to "Ignoring you so it doesn't seem like people are paying attention to you"). In reality, I don't have any opposition to what you're doing, just sleep-deprived is all. ~QuasiAbstract (talk/contrib) 22:35, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Mythology of Heroes[edit]

Hello... FYI, I've added the "Inuse" template to the top of the article. You seem to be doing a lot of tweaks right now; the template will alert other editors and hopefully save you the inconvenience of edit conflicts. Just delete the template code (or undo this edit) when you are done. Cheers. --Ckatzchatspy 05:17, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Re: peer review[edit]

OK, thanks for that. I will make sure to review it soon. ЩіκіRocкs(talκ) 08:31, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks Chrisisinchrist! I'll make my way over to the page to check it out! Thank you for YOUR contributions and efforts as well. Happy Wiki! Magkaz (talk) 19:45, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
Third'd, though I won't have a good chance to review it before tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for the note. UltraExactZZ Claims ~ Evidence 02:12, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Got your note. Looks like you have some people at work, so I'll save my time for some others who have made requests. Cheers, Marskell (talk) 18:35, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

peer review.[edit]

I'm a prominent editor? Wow, that's a surprise. I try to be a prominent editor, but it doesn't go over well with some of the people on here who are more highly respected and less lazy then myself. Any opinion or review that i give would be soundly ignored by the other Wikipedians. Of that, i have no doubt. Thanks for your kind words, but you might be better off finding someone else that wouldn't be ignored. If you need help editing or finding a consensus to edit, i might be of some help...but that's all i'm good for. dposse (talk) 21:54, 27 January 2008 (UTC)


I'm sorry but I have a lot of work in the real world now and I'm trying to deal with an AfD here. On another note, would you mind archiving my talk? All but the last topic have been finished. Therequiembellishere (talk) 23:34, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Archivation[edit]

Thank you so much! I asked someone else, but they must have been on WikiBreak. When I saw you archive the Company, I thought, "Score!" Therequiembellishere (talk) 04:56, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I found it on one of my watched pages. Therequiembellishere (talk) 05:02, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Sun v Moon on Heroes[edit]

Hi there! Sorry about that. I checked on the Heroes website and the DVD cover on Amazon, and it just seems to be a sphere, but i don't have the actual copy so I'm not going to dig my heels in. Anyway, i stand corrected. Hope my other contributions are OK, and keep up the great work on the article :) Ged UK (talk) 18:29, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Peer Review[edit]

I really would not consider myself a "prominent editor", but if you want I will take a look and review the article. Parent5446(Murder me for my actions) 15:22, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Nice to see you appreciate my editing, thanks! I don't have much time now, but I had a quick look over the page and it seems pretty good, although (I haven't really watched Heroes at all so I'm not an expert) but does Christopher Eccelston deserve some sort of a mention? Anyway, I see if I can come up with a few points, which I'll put on the actual PR page. Gran2 16:02, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: age competition[edit]

Thanks for taking part in my comp. You were actually pretty far off. lol. ЩіκіRocкs talκ 06:30, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Your Username[edit]

I also wanted to ask you if you have considered changing your username, not changing, but making colourful, like mine: ЩіκіRocкs It would look really good for yours. Bye. (P.S. you're totally not married!) ЩіκіRocкs talκ 06:30, 4 February 2008 (UTC) --Chrisisinchrist comments and complaints here! 07:23, 4 February 2008 (UTC)--Chrisisinchrist comments and complaints here! 07:26, 4 February 2008 (UTC) --Chrisisinchrist comments and complaints here! 07:30, 4 February 2008 (UTC)--Chrisisinchrist (talk) 07:33, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

OK. It looks really cool. If you don't mind, could you please spell Christ with a capital? I would appreciate it. Thanks. ЩіκіRocкs talκ 08:01, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

--ChrisisinChrist comments and complaints here! 17:26, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Heroes[edit]

My apologies - got tied up on various other things. Looks like you got lots of useful comments already, so I'll assume it's OK if I duck out of this one. Cheers. 4u1e (talk) 21:04, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Red Dwarf peer review[edit]

Hi there, thanks for asking my peer review opinions on the Heroes article. I was wondering if you could return the favour and have a look at the Red Dwarf article and give us an honest peer review. This article has gone through major changes in the last few months, and it would be great if you could head over and give us at the Red Dwarf Wikiproject some sound opinion and ideas on improvements for the page. If you are interested in joining the peer review discussion with other prominent editors, much like yourself, please follow the link. Thanks. Wikipedia:Peer review/Red Dwarf --Nreive (talk) 11:31, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

St. Barnabas Church, Upper Marlboro, Maryland peer review[edit]

I was wondering if you could take some time out of your schedule to head over to the St. Barnabas Church, Upper Marlboro, Maryland and give us an honest peer review. The page has evolved quite a bit in the last few months, and it would be fantastic if a prominent editor/contributor like yourself, could head over and give us at Wikipedia:WikiProject Maryland some sound opinion and ideas on improvements for the page. Several of us have worked very hard at improving the page, and we need great outside, reliable and trustworthy users to come over and help us improve. If you are interested in joining the peer review discussion with other prominent users/contributors, much like yourself, please follow the link. Thank you very much for your help and your continued effort to improve Wikipedia and its quality! Wikipedia:Peer review/St. Barnabas Church, Upper Marlboro, Maryland/archive1 Toddst1 (talk) 19:24, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Heroes Peer Edit and Kyle XY[edit]

I added a peer review for Heroes per your request, but there is another topic I liked to talk about, Kyle XY. I am an avid fan and have seen every episode at least twice. That being said the pages here for Kyle XY are borderline-pathetic and need some work. With Season Two wrapping up I think it is time to start making those changes and improve that section. I'd like to know what you think--Vg0131 (talk) 03:05, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Heroes in Wikipedia[edit]

Is there a page that has a list of the Extrodinary Abilities that have been shown and ones that may show up in the future? That way we can link all of their pages, with a one page article, or even a chart, of the ones that have been proven what they are. But ya Mazel Tov on the Heroes work man, congrads--Spread The Word (talk) 15:00, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter[edit]

The March 2008 issue of the WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter is ready! Dr. Cash (talk) 05:54, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Peer review idea[edit]

Hi, I have made a proposal that no peer review request be archived without some response. To aid in this, there is a new list of PR requests at least one week old that have had no repsonses beyond a semi-automated peer review. This list is at Wikipedia:Peer review/backlog.

There are just over 100 names on the PR volunteers page, so I figure if each of these volunteers reviewed just one or two PR requests without a response from the list each month, it would easily take care of the "no response" backlog (as there have been 2 or 3 such unanswered requests a day on average).

If you would be able to help out with a review or two a month from the "no responses" backlog list that would be great (and much appreciated). Please discuss questions, comments, or ideas at the PR talk page and thanks in advance for your help, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 00:12, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Kyle XY - Tom Foss[edit]

I am working on repairing the Kyle XY pages and expanding them. I've already added the two novels, Kyle XY: Nowhere to Hide and Kyle XY: Under the Radar. I just finished the Tom Foss page as well. Just wanted to know what you thought. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vg0131 (talkcontribs) 03:21, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Heroes (TV series)[edit]

Congratulations on an outstanding article, more than deserving its passed nomination for GA! Please pass on the appreciation of the rest of the Wiki community for your team's contribution this project.

As the slowest and laziest of the "esteemed" editors you asked to review Heroes, I conveniently encountered everything in place for me to simply pass it for GA. Let me add, in my opinion, this article is clearly featurable. Please feel free to chase me if you think it would be preferable for me to nominate it for featuring, rather than a member of your team so nominating. Personally, I think it is better a team member nominates, since the team will take responsibility for responding to feedback. Certainly, feel free to quote me as the reviewer who passed the entry for GA and recommended nomination for FA. I will ensure I document that opinion on the article talk page, and explain why.

If you do decide to nominate for FA, as per my recommendation, I volunteer a more timely copy-edit by me than my review has proven to be, since I already know that copy editing will be easy ;). However, you may prefer I keep out of the edit history, since I'm such a fan of your work without being a part of it (yet).

Thanks again, congrats again and cheers! Alastair Haines (talk) 07:45, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

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refTools[edit]

Chris: regarding your note on the Heroes talk page, there is a handy script available which adds a very useful citation tool. (You can read about it here.) The script used to require installation in your monobook.js file,[1] but has recently been added to the "Gadgets" tab (right-most tab) in Special:Preferences. Look in the "Editing tools" section for "refTools". Feel free to ask if you have any questions about it, or any of the other gadgets - there are quite a few good ones now. Cheers. --Ckatzchatspy 05:16, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

I've just used the tool to generate a citation for my earlier note. Cheers! --Ckatzchatspy 05:20, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Z-man, Mr. (2008-04-01). "refToolbar" (in English). Wikipedia. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 

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Dharma Initiative[edit]

I noticed you reverted a recent edit I made to this article. Generally, when one is making a content revert, it is considered polite to explain the reason for the revert in either the edit summary or on the article's talk page. May I ask why you reverted here? Seraphimblade Talk to me 19:46, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

I apologize if that was confusing. I tweaked the redirect based on a discussion with another editor, to anchor to a specific section rather than the top of the page. The reason for redirecting the article in itself is that its subject appears not to be notable, since the Dharma Initiative does not appear to have significant out-of-universe coverage in reliable sources. Given that, we should not have a full article on it, unless such sourcing does actually exist and can be cited. Seraphimblade Talk to me 12:30, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Request for Peer Review help[edit]

Thank you for you work as a peer review volunteer. Since March, there has been a concerted effort to make sure all peer review requests get some response. Requests that have gone three days or longer without a substantial response are listed at Wikipedia:Peer review/backlog. I have three requests to help this continue.

1) If you are asked to do a peer review, please ask the person who made the request to also do a review, preferably of a request that has not yet had feedback. This is fairly simple, but helps. For example when I review requests on the backlog list, I close with Hope this helps. If my comments are useful, please consider peer reviewing an article, especially one at Wikipedia:Peer review/backlog (which is how I found this article). Yours, ...

2) While there are several people who help with the backlog, lately I have been doing up to 3 or 4 peer reviews a day and can not keep this up much longer. We need help. Since there are now well over 100 names on the PR volunteers page, if each volunteer reviewed just one PR request without a response from the list each month, it would easily take care of the "no response" backlog. To help spread out the load, I suggest those willing pick a day of the month and do a review that day (for example, my first edit was on the 8th, so I could pick the 8th). Please pick a peer review request with no responses yet, if possible off the backlog list. If you want, leave a note on my talk page as to which day you picked and I will remind you each month.

3) I have made some proposals to add some limits to peer review requests at Wikipedia_talk:Peer_review#Proposed_limits. The idea is to prevent any one user from overly burdening the process. These seem fairly reasonable (one PR request per editor per day, only four total PR requests per editor at a time, PR requests with cleanup banners can be delisted (like GAN quick fail), and wait two weeks to relist a PR request after it is archived), but have gotten no feedback in one week. If you have any thoughts on these, please weigh in.

Thanks again for your help and in advance for any assistance with the backlog. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 21:20, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

Hi, you don't know me but you are one of my favourite people on the internet. Its difficult to find someone so open about their faith in Christ online and you have got in shining through in your username. Thats awesome. BTW, you have amazing taste in shows. Heroes, LOST, Kyle XY and Jericho are all my favourite series as well. Chuck and Life are a lot of fun as well. Traveler was great too, pity it only lasted 8 episodes. I also recommend the show Boston Legal, its so quirky and awesome. Check out season 1 on DVD sometime. I also agree that Bionic Woman and Terminator were horrible shows, pity only one of them got the axe. Its also great you're studying child psychology. You'll be able to change a lot of people's lives for good in the future. May God's presence be around you always.

Cheers,
~Richo —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.179.188.58 (talk) 11:42, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

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Help needed with The Office episodes[edit]

Hi, I am writing to you because I need some help with two lists and I saw that you are interested in copy-editing TV series articles. Although The Office seems not to be on your list of favorite shows, I hope you can give the lists a try. Both lists did not pass their FLCs mostly due to c/e issues:

  1. List of The Office (U.S. TV series) episodes—probably most of the issues were resolved, so it probably does not require too much work
  2. The Office (U.S. TV series) season 4—it still seems to need some significant copyediting

Let me know what you think. Thanks, Nergaal (talk) 20:12, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

The Company (Heroes)[edit]

Could you help me add the Evs Dropper arc into the article? Therequiembellishere (talk) 18:59, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

The West Coast Heroes Editors[edit]

Hey there! I seem to have upset a longtime Heroes editor from Los Angeles, and I was wondering if you knew what I could do to smooth his feathers. My major crimes were making good-faith edits and being bold, and he logged out and trashed me something fierce for it! I thought after all these years that having someone revert a bold edit was enough, but apparently this fella needed to go on a bit of a tantrum, so I suspect he never read the phrase, "If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly or redistributed for profit by others, do not submit it." But I'm less concerned with his own issues of ownership as I am keeping my continued editing on the Heroes page from creating drama. I see that you also hail from Los Angeles, so I was wondering if you could find out who this poor insecure fellow is and tell him that I mean no harm? I appreciate your help.--otherlleft (talk) 09:48, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Meetups and such[edit]

I was asking because if you were the type to go to meetups and the like, it seemed plausible that you'd bump into other passionate Heroes editors. No biggie, just curious. Thanks.--otherlleft (talk) 15:18, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

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Hey brother!![edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles - Participant Clean-up (Final Call)[edit]

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You are receiving this message because you have not added your name to the list of active WikiProject Good Articles participants. Though you may have recived the past two messages sent out in September and October, some users may have had that message archived before coming online to read it and therefore never saw it. If you are deeming yourself inactive with the WikiProject please disregard this message as your name will be moved to an "inactive participant" list at the end of the clean-up. If you are still active with the WikiProject, please be sure to include your name on this list. The deadline to add your name to the list (if you are still active) is November 1, 2012. This will be the last message sent out before the deadline which is in 2 days. Thank-you.--EdwardsBot

The GAN Newsletter (November 2012)[edit]

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The WikiProject: Good Articles Newsletter (December 2012)[edit]

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The WikiProject: Good Articles Newsletter (January 2013)[edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter - February 2013[edit]

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Good Article Nominations Request For Comment[edit]

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A 'Request For Comment' for Good Article Nominations is currently being held. We are asking that you please take five to ten minutes to review all seven proposals that will affect Good Article Nominations if approved. Full details of each proposal can be found here. Please comment on each proposal (or as many as you can) here.

At this time, Proposal 1, 3, and 5 have received full (or close to) support.

If you have questions of anything general (not related to one specif proposal), please leave a message under the General discussion thread.

Please note that Proposal 2 has been withdrawn and no further comments are needed. Also, please disregard Proposal 9 as it was never an actual proposal.

2013 Wikinic[edit]

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You are invited to the third Great American Wikinic taking place in Pan-Pacific Park, in Los Angeles, on Saturday, June 22, 2013! We would love to see you there! howcheng {chat} 01:00, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
If you would not like to receive future messages about meetups, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Meetup/LA/Invite.

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:
  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with, the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 01:11, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup[edit]

You are invited to "Come Edit Wikipedia!" at the West Hollywood Library on Saturday, July 27th, 2013. There will be coffee, cookies, and good times! -- Olegkagan (talk) — Message delivered by Hazard-Bot at 04:22, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK RfC[edit]

  • As a listed GA participant, you are invited to contribute to a formal Request for Comment on the question of whether Good Articles should be eligible to appear in the Did You Know? slot in future. Please see the proposal on its subpage here, or on the main DYK talk page. To add the discussion to your watchlist, click this link. Thank you in advance. Gilderien Chat|Contributions03:00, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup[edit]

Help build the Wikipedia community in Southern California at "Come Edit Wikipedia!" presented by the West Hollywood Library on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 from 1-5pm. Drop in for some lively editing and conversation! Plus, it's a library, so there are plenty of sources. --Olegkagan (talk) — Message delivered by Hazard-Bot at 02:03, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! A GAN Backlog Drive will begin in less than 4 days!

In past Backlog Drives, the goal was to reduce the backlog of Good article nominations. In the upcoming drive, another goal will be added - raising as much money as we can for the Wikimedia Foundation. How will this work? Well, its pretty simple. Any user interested in donating can submit a pledge at the Backlog Drive page (linked above). The pledge should mention the amount of money the user is willing to donate per review. For example, if a user pledges 5 cents per review and 100 nominations are reviewed, the total donation amount is $5.00.

At the time this message was sent out, two users have submitted pledges for a total of 8 cents per review. All pledges, no matter how much money, are greatly appreciated. Also, in no way is this saying you must make a pledge.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or leave a message on the Backlog Drive talk page. And remember, there are less than 4 days before the drive starts!--EdwardsBot (talk) 03:10, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! Just a friendly reminder that the GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on December 31, 2013!

If you know anyone outside of the WikiProject that may be interested, feel free to invite them to the drive!

If you have any questions or want to comment about something regarding the drive, post them here--EdwardsBot (talk) 00:03, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
  • Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
  • The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.

I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!

--Dom497

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:58, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive[edit]

The March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on April 1, 2014! Sent by Dom497 on behalf of MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.

At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.

As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

Sent by Dom497--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:28, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:04, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

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