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Changing the source[edit]

Please don't change the source as you did with File:Iomart Group plc logo.jpg. The text "Was sent to me by the owner" means that the file was sent to the uploader using some unspecified method, for example by sending an envelope with a floppy disk to the uploader. On the other hand, {{Email from author}} indicates a very specific method for sending files and is not necessarily the correct method. Also, in cases such as this, where a file has been tagged with {{OTRS pending}} for several months, I would guess that the uploader often just has clicked on some buttons in an upload wizard without knowing what he is doing, meaning that we can't trust any of the information on the file information page. --Stefan2 (talk) 21:16, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

I forgot that there are places in the world where people still use floppy disks. I've changed that particular file back. Green Giant (talk) 23:34, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Floppy disks are not the usual way to send files these days, but many people might "send" files using other methods than by e-mail, for example through a chat program. --Stefan2 (talk) 22:36, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
I've changed the template name and wording to say just that it was sent by the author. Green Giant (talk) 22:40, 29 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 Godot is a featured picture specialist, claiming large numbers of points due to high-quality scans of historical documents, especially banknotes.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)

Your signiture[edit]


I was wondering if you could change you signiture? The issue is that it includes tags, that are now being phased out of HTML, so may stop working on Wikipedia. I would propose you change it to '''<span style="text-shadow:#C0C0C0 0.2em 0.2em 0.2em">[[User:Green Giant|<span style="color:#0F0;">Green Giant</span>]] ([[User talk:Green Giant|<span style="color:#00F;">talk</span>]])</span>''', producing Green Giant (talk). Thanks, --Mdann52talk to me! 11:36, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello and thanks for letting me know. I've changed it to the code you suggested. Green Giant (talk) 14:52, 1 September 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for helping me out. Sometimes I'm sloppy and that's usually a sign I needed to stop editing an hour ago. So, thanks for cleaning up behind me. Cheers, TLSuda (talk) 20:57, 3 September 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for helping transition those logos to the commons. I appreciate any help I can get. SantiLak (talk) 23:37, 3 September 2014 (UTC)


When closing a section at WP:FFU, please remember to add {{subst:ffu b}} at the bottom. You forgot to do this here, with the result that all subsequent sections were hidden. --Stefan2 (talk) 14:20, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Apologies. I'll bear this in mind in future. Green Giant (talk) 14:21, 8 September 2014 (UTC)