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WikiCup error[edit]

Hi there- this is just a quick note to apologise for a small but important mistake in the last WikiCup newsletter; it is not 64 users who will progress to the next round, but 32. J Milburn (talk) 18:48, 3 April 2014 (UTC)


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Hello, Coemgenus. You have new messages at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Jim Thome/archive2.
Message added 19:13, 3 April 2014 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Replied to your comments. Go Phightins! 19:13, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Related to Chester Arthur article[edit]

I changed the photo because the one I've found is from the time he was president, so I saw fit better. And I added "November" and "January" in the period he was chief collector of the port of NY based on some information I gathered that you can find on Wikipedia as well. The rest of the article is completely fine. Hope you'll follow the changes I want to make. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marcelo Armando (talkcontribs) 17:15, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

FAC needing attention[edit]

Since you have commented at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Jim Thome/archive2, I thought you might have an interest in baseball and be willing to comment at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Orel Hershiser's scoreless innings streak/archive1.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 23:20, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

U.S. Grant[edit]

Greetings Coemgenus: As I'm sure you know from your edits on U.S. Grant's page, he served at Fort Humboldt, Eureka, California. He is therefore listed as a Notable person on the Eureka, California page. Recently, there have been a series of anonymous edits by someone claiming that since he spent "so little time" there that he's not notable and the edit summaries from this anonymous changer are getting crankier and crankier. I've seen you edit on U.S. Grant, it's unlikely that the anonymous editor doesn't. Can you take a look at the Eureka edit summaries and see if perhaps you can help me with whoever this is with a big POV and a crancky edit summary habit? I WHOIS'd him and he's from Missouri, so it's not surprising that he doesn't realize Grant is a huge "famous resident" of Eureka, complete with museum displays and articles in the Humboldt Historian. The guidelines say that someone can be born in a town and count as notable, I don't see that including Grant in Eureka is a problem. What do you think? Ellin Beltz (talk) 07:45, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Honestly, I think it's kind of a stretch to include him. I wouldn't delete it myself, but I wouldn't have added him to the list, either. I don't know who the anonymous editor from Missouri is. We've had plenty of POV-pushing on Ulysses S. Grant, but not from anons, and not from anyone who identifies himself as a Missourian. --Coemgenus (talk) 13:23, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
Well, as a local historian, it's not that much of a stretch to include him due to his interactions with other locals in the earliest days of the settlement of Eureka. Additionally Grant had some kind of fugue state or meltdown at Fort Humboldt. He resigned his commission over whatever it was, went back east and the rest - as they say - is history. Despite the fact that many of his contemporaries in Eureka would have nothing to do with him even after he was elected U.S. President, Fort Humboldt held "U.S. Grant Days" for nearly 50 years! The episodes are described in local history books here and he is considered a notable resident by local historians, besides "Grant Street" and "Grant School". In general, imho, these notables lists are a problem of interpretation, but if someone is in the history books as being at a particular location in history, I think he/she deserves inclusion on the list if the person has their own Wikpedia article. Ellin Beltz (talk) 19:18, 2 May 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) 17:57, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Please fix ![edit]

Greetings Coemgenus:

I made some changes to Ulysses Grant which you reverted instantly, perhaps you did not read the changes? There is an incorrect date in the article as it stands now, my edit was to fix that date and provide a citation for the date change. You reverted my edit and so now the incorrect date is back in the article.

I had made the following minor changes:

on the northwest California coast in present-day Eureka.[1] ... In lieu of a court-martial, Buchanan gave Grant an ultimatum to sign a drafted resignation letter.[2] Grant resigned from the army on April 11, 1854;[3]

I left a note which read "I changed July 31, 1854 to April 11, 1854 because the source says April which gives him time to get home in August, and matches the "five months" usually given as his time in Humboldt County." The date at present in the article is incorrect, and I gave a citation when I fixed it.

I am really surprised you reverted the entire edit when it consisted of two minor changes, one date fix and two citations which are very useful and not in the article.

With best wishes, Ellin Beltz (talk) 15:58, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

FA congratulations[edit]

Just a quick note to congratulate you on the promotion of Thomas F. Bayard to FA status recently. If you would like to see this (or any other FA) appear as "Today's featured article" soon, please nominate it at the requests page; if you'd like to see an FA 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 1,301 articles in Category:Featured articles that have not appeared on the main page at present, there's no telling how long – or short! – the wait might be).
You (and your talk-page stalkers) may also be interested to hear that there have been some changes at the TFA requests page recently. Nominators no longer need to calculate how many "points" an article has, the instructions have been simplified, and there's a new nomination system using templates based on those used for DYK suggestions. Please consider nominating another article, or commenting on an existing nomination, and leaving some feedback on your experience. If you'd got any TFA-related questions or problems, please let me know. BencherliteTalk 09:13, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Ditto for 1880 Democratic National Convention. BencherliteTalk 22:51, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Thank you for your assistance at Warlugulong, it is much appreciated. hamiltonstone (talk) 23:56, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
My pleasure! --Coemgenus (talk) 01:14, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

John Tyler[edit]

Is there any chance you could look over the FAC on this? Good work on the convention. I have Judah P. Benjamin coming up soon. He had a close relationship with the Bayard family, I gather that many of the letters that survive (he destroyed all of his papers he could) came from them. Didn't see any way of giving them a shoutout in the article, though.--Wehwalt (talk) 05:23, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Sure, I'd be glad to. I should be able to make a few comments tonight, at least. I didn't know that about Judah Benjamin. Bayard's main biographer didn't mention him, but he was probably closer to James than Thomas, I would think. Then again, Bayard's biographer is an odd one, so who knows? Looking forward to reading the JPB article, too. --Coemgenus (talk) 11:18, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Ulysses S. Grant FA nomination[edit]

Hello Coemgenus. I am not sure how the FA nomination process works. I have yet to find someone to be co-nominator. Do you have any suggestions on this matter? Thanks for your time. Cmguy777 (talk) 16:56, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Check out the directions at the top of WP:FAC, they should be pretty straight forward. You don't need a co-nominator, you can do it yourself. As I said, I don't have time this month, I'm swamped at work, but I'll try to answer questions you have when I can. --Coemgenus (talk) 18:25, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Coemgenus for the link and information. I will look into nominating the Ulysses S. Grant article for FA status. Cmguy777 (talk) 22:38, 16 June 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 Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), 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)

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