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- 1 WikiCup 2014 January newsletter
- 2 Talkback
- 3 FYI
- 4 List of colleges and universities in Washington, D.C.
- 5 Awards
- 6 DYK for Lihou
- 7 Regarding the edit on article Nepal
- 8 Archiving
- 9 Talkback
- 10 Your GA nomination of Lihou
- 11 Is Knoema website allowed in Wikipedia ?
- 12 Your GA nomination of Lihou
- 13 Your GA nomination of Lihou
- 14 Some rewards for you!
- 15 UserWiki
- 16 Speedy deletion of files such as File:After workout..!!.jpg
- 17 Explain
- 18 WikiCup 2014 February newsletter
- 19 Edits
- 20 File:Æon Flux promotional film poster.jpg
- 21 Files
- 22 Unsigned templates
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 Godot13 (submissions), whose set of 14 featured pictures, the first FPs of the competition, was worth 490 points. Here are some more noteworthy scorers:
- 12george1 (submissions) and TropicalAnalystwx13 (submissions) were the first people to score, for the good article Tropical Storm Bret (1981) and its good article review respectively. 12george1 was also the first person to score in 2012 and 2013.
- Sven Manguard (submissions) scored the first ITN points for 2014 North American polar vortex.
- WonderBoy1998 (submissions) scored points for an early good topic, finishing off Wikipedia:Featured topics/She Wolf.
- TheAustinMan (submissions) scored the first bonus points of the competition, for his work on Typhoon Vera.
- Igordebraga (submissions) has scored the highest number of bonus points for a single article, for the high-importance Jurassic Park (film).
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 (talk • email), The ed17 (talk • email) and Miyagawa (talk • email) 19:54, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
Further followup here, and I am proud to note that I remembered to log in to post this note to you, although, of course, not the note to which it refers. ...good morning! I've updated again. I'm experimenting here with editing an existing talkback notice rather than creating a new one, so as not to excessively clutter up your page. Is this a preferred procedure? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Daniel Maidman (talk • contribs) 16:45, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Yet more followup here!
Green Giant - follow up here.
See note on thread for Hands1.jpg.
Perhaps I lied - it's here. I apologize; I haven't gotten the hang of page structure here yet.
reply to your note here and, now, question: is it better form for me to update the original talkback note or to have created this new one? Best, D
A proposal has been made to create a Live Feed to enhance the processing of Articles for Creation and Drafts. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/RfC to create a 'Special:NewDraftsFeed' system. Your comments are welcome. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 06:14, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
List of colleges and universities in Washington, D.C.
Green Giant, thank you for your thoughtful and thorough review of the list of colleges and universities in Washington, D.C.! I've addressed your concern in the prose and hook, and have responded at Template:Did you know nominations/List of colleges and universities in Washington, D.C. Thanks again and please let me know if you have any outstanding questions or comments regarding the article! -- Caponer (talk) 22:30, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
|The Guidance Barnstar|
|For finding the coordinates of Ajtani, Mayong (Assam), Panchetiya, Pilichikuzhi, Rangiyam, Tebhapadar, and Thirukalappur, I present you with this barnstar and a coupon:
|The Geography Barnstar|
|For improving Mayong (Assam) in particular, and in general, articles about many places. Good work! —PC-XT+ 01:48, 11 February 2014 (UTC) 11:08, 11 February 2014 (UTC)|
|The India Star|
|For finding or correcting coordinates, and making other improvements, on Gangada, Kavalur, Valathoor, Lakhpur, Khera, Nangal, Peddamanagalaram, Koottala, Rawalpindi, Kapurthala, and Thaniyamangalam. —PC-XT+ 09:37, 12 February 2014 (UTC)|
DYK for Lihou
|On 13 February 2014, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Lihou, which you created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that more than 200 seaweed species and 150 bird species have been observed on and around the small island of Lihou in the English Channel? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lihou. You are welcome to check how many hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check) and it will be added to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.|
Regarding the edit on article Nepal
Dear Green Giant.
thank you for your suggestion regarding good faith. However, I was wondering about your edit on the section of a new constituent assembly elections and its aftermaths. I had planned to work on that on a later date. I would have appreciated more if you had given a 'citation needed' notification instead of deleting the whole segment. Sometimes, there are edits after that and we are not able to revert it.
Hello, Green Giant. I'm a little curious what you were up to at Talk:Seychelles yesterday with those 21 consecutive edits. Aside from cluttering up my watchlist—not exactly a capital offense, I admit—you left the talk page with no remaining threads, which seems contrary to standard archiving practice. I'm unfamiliar with OneClickArchiver, but I must say the name seems like a misnomer. Am I missing something? Rivertorch (talk) 18:46, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
- Hello and thanks for asking. I have started archiving as part of a personal plan to help improve articles on sub-Saharan African countries because frankly they don't get enough attention from Western editors, other than reverting vandalism. I can't remember who raised the issue but I recall reading a review of Wikipedia by the MIT Technology Review (October 2013). The article had stinging criticism about the skewed priorities of Wikipedia editors. Please read the review and note the bit that says "its entries on Pokemon and female porn stars are comprehensive, but its pages on female novelists or places in sub-Saharan Africa are sketchy". Since I find sub-Saharan Africa more interesting, I decided to make an effort in this area, just as soon as I'd finished my other to-do stuff. I'm not a newbie to the area though, but mainly my edits have been to Zambia (click here to check). The way I see it, the core of the problem is that when new editors look at the sub-Saharan country talkpages and see discussions from several years ago, it doesn't create the best impression i.e. nobody has bothered to tidy the talkpages up. My intention is to archive most of the older comments in sub-Saharan country talkpages "region by region" and then put the articles themsleves through Reflinks/Checklinks to see if they can be brought up to date. I was going to do this for "Eastern African" countries today but I've been distracted by discussions on other wikis. As for archiving practice, there are no clear cut rules about when to archive, although the guidelines at WP:ARCHIVE suggest it can happen when the talkpage is more than 75KB or there are more than 10 main sections. When I looked at Talk:Seychelles yesterday, it had 20 sections, with the earliest being from almost seven and a half years ago. The most recent was from almost six months ago, which I assumed had been concluded because at the end was a tick that you added. As for the archiver, it is a fairly new script written by User:Equazcion to make archiving more easier, especially given that many talkpages don't have automated archiving. Green Giant (edits) (talk) 19:54, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
- Well, you just might be preaching to the choir when you talk about our skewed encyclopedic priorities, and kudos for taking on the task of improving our coverage of sub-Saharan Africa. You're absolutely right there's no rule about when to archive. Personally, I think it's preferable to leave a thread or two on a talk page the way MiszaBot (or rather its successors) usually do—at least that's the way that auto-archiving is generally set up. But I suppose it's a judgment call, and if you've been studying these articles and their talk pages, your judgment is probably better than mine. Thanks much for the detailed response! Rivertorch (talk) 05:35, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Lihou you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. 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 ТимофейЛееСуда -- ТимофейЛееСуда 12:31, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Is Knoema website allowed in Wikipedia ?
After I saw many articles on Wikipedia that had links to Knoema website, almost all articles that have the link to the website was reverted. Is Knoema website considered a reliable website? --MrFawwaz (talk) 14:25, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
- Hello and thank you for raising this matter. Basically all external links have to comply with the external links guidelines, even if they are the most reliable sources. In the case of Knoema, one user added external links to numerous articles, all of which were subpages of the Knoema website. This is referred to as link spamming and is not allowed on Wikipedia. The website itself has a similar aim to Wikipedia and that is a good thing but it is a questionable source because it appears to be a wiki although it doesn't say so, and using it for citations would be as bad as using another Wikipedia article. It would be better to avoid citing Knoema and instead cite the sources they got their data from. Green Giant supports NonFreeWiki (talk) 14:50, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
The article Lihou you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold . 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:Lihou for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of ТимофейЛееСуда -- ТимофейЛееСуда 00:11, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
- I'm happy to report that through your diligent work the article meets the Good Article Criteria, and is now identified as one of Wikipedia's Good Articles. Congrats! -- TLSuda (talk) 19:05, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
The article Lihou you nominated as a good article has passed ; see Talk:Lihou for comments about the article. Well done! Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of ТимофейЛееСуда -- ТимофейЛееСуда 19:12, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
Some rewards for you!
|The United Kingdom Barnstar of National Merit|
|Thank you very much Green Giant for expanding Lihou from this 330 word article into this 1650 GA class article! Magnificent work! Thank you very much, all the best, Matty.007 19:27, 23 February 2014 (UTC)|
|this WikiAward was given to Green Giant by Matty.007 on 19:25, 23 February 2014 (UTC)|
|The Really Nice Causeway for Really Nice Work Award|
|Hello Green Giant, thank you very much for taking on my request, it means a lot to me, and you have made an OK-ish article into a fine example of the Channel Islands. Thank you! Matty.007 19:25, 23 February 2014 (UTC)|
I just saw your proposal on Meta. You refer to it as UserWiki, and link to meta:UserWiki in the banner at the top of this page, but the page is named meta:Userwiki. Just thought I'd let you know, so you can make it easier for people to find. I may comment on the proposal page. Cheers! —PC-XT+ 04:11, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
- Ack! Thank you for spotting a schoolboy error! I have moved it to the UserWiki. Green Giant supports NonFreeWiki (talk) 04:14, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
Speedy deletion of files such as File:After workout..!!.jpg
Hello. Looking at these, I can't see why you're nominating them as having an unacceptable license - they seem to be GFDL/CC-BY-SA-3.0, which is a perfectly acceptable license. I'm not sure they're particularly useful images, but I don't think they fall under CSD - it would probably be better to take them to a deletion discussion. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 19:30, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
- A "legal" reason for why you can keep a copyrighted piece of work on this website. Hope that helps. Green Giant supports NonFreeWiki (talk) 03:04, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
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:
- 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).
- 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.
- 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:
- Hahc21 (submissions), who helped take Thirty Flights of Loving through good article candidates and featured article candidates, claiming the first first featured article of the competition.
- Prism (submissions), who claimed the first featured list of the competition with Natalia Kills discography.
- Cwmhiraeth (submissions), who takes the title of the contributor awarded the highest bonus point multiplier (resulting in the highest scoring article) of the competition so far. Her high-importance salamander, now a good article, scored 108 points.
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 (talk • email), The ed17 (talk • email) and Miyagawa (talk • email) 00:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
I did use the sentence but it was temporary the edits you've just reverted are the not same as that one go back and re-read it frist. The information about some of the movies I added are not even from the site. Thesunshinesate (talk) 15:21, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- No, it was still close paraphrasing. It needs to be in your own words. Work on it offline if you need to refine the wording but don't do online. Have you thought about crediting the website with a citation or two? Green Giant supports NonFreeWiki (talk) 15:23, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
In regards to the film have added to source to it and change it. I removed the corruption because an edit war broke out and people thought it from the way it was written it was POV and hatred for the current administration. I was going to look into it more and add the proper info. Others and I are working hard to put proper information in that article without it being biased. Thesunshinesate (talk) 15:30, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Copyright violation is one of the most serious matters on Wikipedia. Please read WP:CV carefully and you will see that copyright materi has to be removed immediately. The material you added contained lengthy sections from other websites. It's as simple as that. If you can write a film section without exact copying or even close paraphrasing, that will be fine.
- As for the section you removed, you need to say so in the edit summary, including an indication of where discussion has taken place about such removal. Green Giant supports NonFreeWiki (talk) 15:53, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
I have updated the film section with sources and have taken the "copy written" information out as for the other section I wanted to fix it but i am only to leave it as it isThesunshinesate (talk) 15:58, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
I was closing old discussions at WP:NFCR and I just finished closing the discussion about the image File:Æon Flux promotional film poster.jpg and saw that it was also tagged in a recent WP:FFD. I believe you were just trying to expedite the process of having an image that is incompatible with our policies deleted, but having two discussions on the same topic is highly undesirable. In this case it obviously was not an issue, but all two often two separate discussions end up happening (especially when the two aren't linked) and can have different outcomes. I just wanted to give you a heads up. Cheers, -- TLSuda (talk) 14:40, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
- Yeah I think I might request it although I'm not sure if I meet the criteria. Green Giant supports NonFreeWiki (talk) 16:19, 8 March 2014 (UTC)