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Your GA nomination of Steam (software)[edit]

The article Steam (software) 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:Steam (software) for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of ChrisGualtieri -- ChrisGualtieri (talk) 18:50, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for 2013 YP139[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:02, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Dota 2 map[edit]

How do you figure that you can release that under a free license? I'm a little puzzled by that claim. --Izno (talk) 05:26, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure there's a less condescending way of asking about that subject. Regardless, I'll fix the licensing, since you're correct, considering it's a screenshot. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 05:41, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
There probably is. /shrug. 'twas not meant to condescend. --Izno (talk) 20:49, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
Howdy folks, person who added the generic MOBA map diagram to the article here. I still reckon a map is definitely better than no map, and would like to at least have some diagram of the sort in the article. Otherwise the prose can get really confusing without a visual representation. Can we at least re-add the generic MOBA map in? It gets every key point across well and does not mislead. Cheers. EryZ (talk) 23:27, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Steam (software)[edit]

The article Steam (software) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Steam (software) for comments about the article. Well done! Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of ChrisGualtieri -- ChrisGualtieri (talk) 06:02, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

RE: Removing the Steam GA[edit]

Hi there, I'm afraid that in order to claim the GA as points for the 2014 WikiCup there needs to have been significant work done on the article during 2014. As you've said yourself (and I don't disagree) that you've done significant work on the article, but it was prior to 2014. The work that has been completed on the article this year was in response to the GAN, which in my opinion was not significant enough. Miyagawa (talk) 19:10, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

I understand. I'm just disappointed is all, as I have put a lot of effort into that article. Thanks for the honest response. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 19:50, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

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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)

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 round 2[edit]

Hi DarthBotto. Due to a quick withdrawal, you've got a reprise- welcome to Round 2 of this year's WikiCup! If you're not interested in taking part in the WikiCup any longer, please let me know as soon as possible! Thanks, J Milburn (talk) 23:04, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

As one of the previous contributors to {{Infobox film}} or as one of the commenters on it's talk page, I would like to inform you that there has been a RfC started on the talk page as to implementation of previously deprecated parameters. Your comments and thoughts on the matter would be welcomed. Happy editing!

This message was sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 18:27, 8 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)

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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) 18:52, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Warcraft edits[edit]

You have blocked me from editing but in fact I know more about the Warcraft film than you do. Anna Galvin is in it.

What evidence do you need for my additions? Just ask Clancy Brown. Or Toby? Or any of the press interviews that (they are not allowed to release info for a year) have been made.

108.180.66.49 (talk) 05:52, 28 April 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)

Dota 2 FAC[edit]

Hey DarthBotto, great to hear from you again! I'm actually traveling at the moment and have fairly limited internet access, but very glad to hear you're moving along with your project. I'm sure that even if you don't make it the first time, the article will benefit greatly from your continued efforts. Best of luck and let me know how it goes! · Andonic contact 04:28, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 22:17, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

FAC replies[edit]

Hi, DarthBotto. When you reply to one of my points at the FAC, would you mind leaving a space (empty line) between your reply and the next point please? On the editing page, the blank line helps me to distinguish between different points and more quickly find the point that I want to address. Thank you. Axl ¤ [Talk] 11:01, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Journey to the West[edit]

At first, thanks for your cooperation. Then I would say I hope I did not offend you in previous discussion. Actually, most of these games were not edited by me in this article but I think this article should include some element of Journey to the West in popular culture. Whatever, thanks a lot and good luck. User talk:Miracle dream

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)

ED Article[edit]

DarthBotto, long time, no chat. Thanks for checking in on me. And of course, you know, you can find me wherever Judge Judy is mentioned. lol!

Anyways, (crying) yes, Darth, yes. I will. I will. I will marry you. Your proposal to me was magical. :*( All I ask is that we invite Krackerack to our wedding. Surely he will show up, of course frantically writing notes regarding my every word, breath, movement for his next piece on me, which we all know everybody and their neighbor will just be flocking to in droves to read. Yes indeed, the Internet world will come to a halt as everyone bombards Encyclopedia Dramatica to read "AmericanDad86 Part 2: The Wedding of AmericanDad86 and DarthBotto." It will come the point that the servers on the website will freeze. lol!

Anyways, you have me feeling on top of the world over here with that post you left on my usertalk page. lol @ handling it like a GOD and loving my response. =D =D =D For real though, I am just eating this all up and getting a kick out of this Krackerack character, whoever the hell is. I'm actually hoping this all goes on for some time longer. I always welcome a good feud with a fail troll. I just hope his promise of "fame" for me isn't false advertising. Judging from the rank of Dramatica in Alexa, I have reason to believe his promise of fame is a scam. lololol! Cheers Darth! AmericanDad86 (talk) 19:24, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

ROFLMFAO @ "my IMDB page would spring up." Awwww man! I love you for that. Oh my god! I am rolling! Yes, indeed! God knows Entertainment Tonight, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Yahoo News and all the rest of the big media outlets would just be eating it up once they got wind of our love affair on Encyclopedia Dramatica. And you just know in Krackerack's two-year-old-developed mind, that's the goal. Forewarning: expect our article to have every perverted picture on the net that Krackerack spends his time getting off to and pop ups galore preventing you from seeing his hard work. lol! I love it! And yes, laughing with him is key. Whatever I do, I just can't cry over this all. It's so hard to be strong, but pray for me. I am struggling to hold up. I will try to keep it together. ;) AmericanDad86 (talk) 19:51, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

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The International 4[edit]

Hi, thought you'd be interested to know that I've started Draft:The International 4 due to the huge amount of coverage it is receiving. I think it will be interesting as one of the first (as far as I'm aware) esports articles dedicated to one specific tournament; I'm actually partly basing it on 2014 FIFA World Cup. Would love some input & help if you have time this week! Sam Walton (talk) 18:44, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

FYI I'll be changing the name to The International 2014 when it's moved over. Sam Walton (talk) 19:00, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

So I worked on it more than I expected to today and moved it over to The International 2014 already. Would still appreciate your input :) Sam Walton (talk) 20:58, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Dota 2 FAC[edit]

Hey—saw that you withdrew the Dota 2 FAC. As I mentioned, I was planning to review it this weekend, so I suppose I'll hold that over for the next nom, eh? Once you address Jimmy's stuff and get a GOCE copyedit, etc., let me know and I'll do a running read-through or A-class review czar  01:11, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Sorry to hear that the nomination was withdrawn. Honestly, I've seen articles with even worse prose issues (namely, some of my own noms and co-noms in 2006 and 2007) rewritten and salvaged during FAC. That said, I understand the desire to go back to the drawing board. When the arbitrary preferences of a lot of editors start to take over an article—particularly when those editors haven't worked at the FAC level—, quality goes out the window. Retaking the reins is no easy task on a high-traffic page like Dota 2. However, given that you've dedicated 3-4 years to improving this thing, I don't doubt that you can take it all the way. Like czar said, address my content concerns, grab some copyeditors to smooth out the prose—and then contact me to look at the article pre-FAC. I'd be more than happy to do a follow-up prose review before you renominate. Until then, good luck with the article. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 02:10, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
@Czar and JimmyBlackwing, I wouldn't have withdrawn it, but upon seeing Eric Corbett's (admittedly worthless) input that was complementary of his initial review, I knew it wasn't going to be salvageable even if I took care of everything in that time, as I'd have an oppose vote that wouldn't be changed due to him not chiming when I requested further details initially, as well as the fact that the nomination had been open for a month already. So, I saved myself the humiliation of losing an FAC I was already addressing everything for and just took it out on my own terms. I'm in the process of reworking a lot of the article, but the problem is that with it being one of the most popular pages on Wikipedia, I'll have opposing opinions, (as evident in all my peer reviews, GANs and the FAC), so winning the FAC will admittedly be a real bitch. Thanks for the help and I'll call back on you guys when the copyeditors and I have had some time with the article. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 02:01, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

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Barnstar[edit]

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To DarthBotto for writing the article "Dota 2". Axl ¤ [Talk] 08:04, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

The article was almost there! Don't be discouraged. In any case, thank you for improving the quality of the article. Axl ¤ [Talk] 08:04, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Innocent Editing Unintentional consequences[edit]

Well Samuel, I truly the understand the magnitude of your concern, but being threatened and antagonized is quite unnecessary. It wasn't in my intention to have such a wide spread influence over the internet because the only change I made was in the As Above, So Below(film). I reassure you no other websites, including IMDb were altered. It was only for demonstration to show my acquaintance how Wikipedia pages can be edited(in which I assumed would change back to its original by ClueBot). Unfortunately in some degree of my fault, he proceeded to purse further to use of my computer(without my knowledge) for further editing and incorporating false information in other articles. So now that I have discovered this, it will now cease to continue. There is no drama needed on your behalf.

Regards User McZhang — Preceding unsigned comment added by McZhang (talkcontribs) 11:56, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Invitation: WikiProject Autism[edit]

Greetings! You a e hereby invited to WikiProject Autism, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of autism, Asperger syndrome, and Autistic culture on Wikipedia. As the project emphasizes contribution from autistic editors, it is especially interested in you, who have chosen to list yourself as a Wikipedian with Asperger syndrome. Muffinator (talk) 03:30, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

While I acknowledge that I have traits of Asperger's, Muffinator, I don't support the designation of it being filed under "autism". DARTHBOTTO talkcont 16:03, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Response to your message[edit]

Hi DarthBotto, it's nice to virtually meet you. :D

I added some links today to the Warcraft Film wiki page with some confirmations on additional cast members that are confirmed to be in the film, as well as updated a few of the current cast members with the roles they will be playing, with reference links to the source articles and links to the characters within Wikipedia (where those characters had pages).

You sent me a message saying that you removed my edits because they were "not constructive". I'm just curious, did I do something wrong? I think my additions listed new facts about the film that were not previously listed. I'm also wondering what was not constructive about them? If you could let me know when you can, that would be great!

Thanks!

-Andy Amuchmore (talk) 01:42, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply![edit]

Hey DarthBotto,

No worries and I totally understand. That makes perfect sense, thanks for the quick response. Yah, on a whim yesterday I decided to blow the dust off my wiki account and make some updates when doing some searches for Warcraft Movie Info.

Appreciate your feedback and understanding!

Thanks!

-Andy Amuchmore (talk) 16:54, 14 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)

Mojang[edit]

Unfortunately, we now have a reliable source saying "Minecraft ... is now officially part of Microsoft," even though that's not true. [1] This is being used as an argument to add this false information to the Minecraft article. See the talk page. I guess it is kind of a technicality, but it bugs me. Remember the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile? That was reported as fact, and never happened. Kendall-K1 (talk) 22:30, 15 September 2014 (UTC)