|Important note: I have been taking a soft wikibreak to take care of some off-wiki matters, as well as some of my obligations outside of the English Wikipedia, since April 2014. I expect to be back and on track by the end of August 2014.|
I am an administrator here, and also at Wikidata and Spanish Wikivoyage.
Universal Triple Crown
I've just discovered a set of 20 images is now featured here, on Commons, and, unexpectedly, on Farsi Wikipedia. Can I request a Universal Triple Crown? And should I check for others first, and get the full list for you? Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:28, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Okay, let's start. I'll put sets together. Not in chronological order.
Universal Triple Crown (2)
WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive
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!
Hi Hahc21, would you please kindly come to the above talk page and try to understand what he/she is trying to say? I saw that you conversed a lot with the user in Spanish, so soliciting your help. —Indian:BIO · [ ChitChat ] 10:25, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
The Signpost: 20 August 2014
This week's article for improvement (week 35, 2014)
Please comment on Talk:Oathkeeper
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Los Miserables (telenovela)
Hola, podrías mover el historial de está página al artículo de Los miserables (American telenovela)?, porque ambos historiales están separados. y en el de Los miserables (American telenovela) no aparece quién creó el artículo, solo aparece una redirección. --Damián (talk) 00:54, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Please comment on Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Notability of Youtubers
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I had asked for userfication at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Randal Bingley. Could you return that deleted content to a subpage under my user page? I intend to rehab that article. Chris Troutman (talk) 00:37, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Lady Elliot Island SVII.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on September 13, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-09-13. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 17:04, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
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
The Signpost: 27 August 2014
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:
We say goodbye to this year's semi-finalists. Matty.007 (submissions), ThaddeusB (submissions), WikiRedactor (submissions), Figureskatingfan (submissions), Yellow Evan (submissions), Prism (submissions) and 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)
This week's article for improvement (week 36, 2014)