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Zia Khan 22:01, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

"Typical northern chucker"

I think there is a little on Crossland in Brodribb's book on the laws. Need to find it first, so it'll probably be tomorrow at the earliest; I'll check Birley's Social History as well. And just to point out, the chuckers all came from Lancashire!! It looks pretty good from a first glance. What about a little more on the Lancashire throwing thing in the 1880s; that was before the "Mold crackdown", and is quite interesting. Sarastro1 (talk) 20:20, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure your sources are better than mine for Crossland. I see you already have Birley and the Brodribb book is skimpy on detail. So it looks good for sourcing. Great job, btw. I struck lucky on Mold as Blackjack pointed me to an article in the ACS journal. That publication is available on CricketArchive, but I think you'd have to trawl through manually on the off chance there is a similar one for Crossland. Sarastro1 (talk) 20:12, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you for your lightning fast vandalism version. Chantoke (talk) 01:53, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

I am involved in an ongoing Dispute Resolution case between myself and User:Nucleophilic at the Dispute Resolution Noticeboard regarding the article Peter Proctor, so that was the likely source of the vandalism that you reverted. Thanks! Chantoke (talk) 01:53, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Bowling average

The trouble is, I'm not too sure where to go with it. It's one of those things that everyone just ... sort of ... knows. There are no obvious books or anything that might contain information, and otherwise it might just become stats heavy. For example, it is tied up with bowlers being credited with wickets and then recording runs conceded. Who first recorded the bowling average? Was it always decimal (I seem to remember seeing ones from the 19th century which use fractions)? What about how much credence should be given to it - before the war, I think it was not really paid as much attention to, and performances were judged on conditions, etc. Only recently has it become the huge deal that it is now. Not sure if this helps, but I'm really not sure what you can find. Tricky one, and I'll ponder some more. Having said all that, it's vastly improved on what was there before. By the way, I'm heartily sick of Archie right now and can't wait to be rid of him. I should finish in the next day or two (well, for now, anyway) and might have a crack at some articles on 1902. Fourth Test, 1902 Ashes series, anyone? Sarastro1 (talk) 22:00, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Jack Crossland

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Scorecards

I'm still debating whether or not to tackle some 1902 match articles. Do you have any quick, easy tricks to do the scorecard? I've banged my head against this particular wall before and would like a nice simple solution. Help! Sarastro1 (talk) 18:29, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Actually, getting you to do it sounds like a quick, easy trick! I probably should learn to do it, but... I was wanting something like that, except with two innings. This is still a bit provisional as I may go for Gubby Allen next. Sarastro1 (talk) 18:41, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
Oh yes, two innings! My eye test must be due! Now, that change of batting order may be a problem. If I do get around to this (and knowing me, it could be tonight or it could be next year when it happens), the first one would be the 4th Test (the Palairet one) which had a few changes in batting order. But we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Your help is greatly appreciated, and I'll let you know when/if I make a start. Sarastro1 (talk) 19:12, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
Two unrelated points. First, as an admin-type-chap, do you think that British Asian Cup (which I notice has been GA nominated) is actually a notable article? I'm not sure that it meets too many criteria. I'd raise it at WT:CRIC, but you are rather better on notability and deletion and the like than I am so I thought I'd get your view first. Second, as a DYK-type-chap, I've just done some work on Alfred Jeacocke. I have little to do with DYK, but I'm sure there are several things in that article that are interesting enough for a nomination. If you want to steal it, be my guest, as I am far too lazy to venture into that murky world and it would otherwise just sit there! Sarastro1 (talk) 16:37, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
That looks good to me. And I've no idea about DYK anymore. I did a few a couple of years ago, but haven't touched it for a long time, so thanks for that. Sarastro1 (talk) 21:05, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

List of international cricket centuries by AB de Villiers

Hi, would you mind having your comments here? Zia Khan 22:25, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 2002 Morocco Cup

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DYK for List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Sydney Barnes

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Tupp Scott

Old Lanky is an interesting one; personally, I rather expect to see him editing as someone else before long, but that is another story. Regarding Scott, I'll have a look but no promises. I've had my eye on the article for a while, but there are quite a few jarring things about it, and I don't have the sources. I'd probably re-jig a little to take out some of the more idiosyncratic features, but I suspect it's not too far off. Give me until tomorrow evening and I'll see what I can do. Sarastro1 (talk) 12:33, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

OK, I've had a stab. I think I took care of most, although possibly not all, of your points from the GA review and gave the whole article a tidy-up and re-order. However, I have put a couple of citation needed tags on it, as what is stated is not given in the reference. I have no access to any appropriate information, so I've pinged Mattinbgn, as he had the two books used in this article once upon a time. If he can't help, we could either remove the contentious material, or just fail the whole article. In addition, some of the phrasing just leaves me a bit twitchy, and although I've reworded quite a bit, I'd like someone to check for close paraphrasing if possible. (I've added this to the GA review page as well) Sarastro1 (talk) 14:58, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
I think it's looking unlikely that Mattinbgn can help, so I've commented out the two unreferenced bits for the moment. Up to you where this one goes now; if you have any other points which aren't about the references, I'll see what I can do. Sarastro1 (talk) 21:08, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Lists of county cricketers

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Lists of lists are not ambiguous, they are categorized as lists of lists.

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DYK for Alfred Jeacocke

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DYK for 1889–90 Currie Cup

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New lists!

Hi, I want to create these list. Your help and opinion needed.Regards, Zia Khan 02:35, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

List of international cricket centuries by Alastair Cook

Hi, List of international cricket centuries by Alastair Cook is at FLC, could you take a look here? Zia Khan 01:51, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 January newsletter

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Signups are now closed; we have our final 127 contestants for this year's competition. 64 contestants will make it to the next round at the end of February, but we're already seeing strong scoring compared to previous years. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) currently leads, with 358 points. At this stage in 2012, the leader (Irish Citizen Army Grapple X (submissions)) had 342 points, while in 2011, the leader had 228 points. We also have a large number of scorers when compared with this stage in previous years. Florida 12george1 (submissions) was the first competitor to score this year, as he was last year, with a detailed good article review. Some other firsts:

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Also, a quick mention of British Empire The C of E (submissions), who may well have already written the oddest article of the WikiCup this year: did you know that the Fucking mayor objected to Fucking Hell on the grounds that there was no Fucking brewery? The gauntlet has been thrown down; can anyone beat it?

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Don't forget...

...poor old Tup Scott, who is still sitting waiting. If you aren't sure, it may be better to fail; as I said, I can't vouch for most of the sourcing, so it is your call. Sarastro1 (talk) 11:48, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Dickie Dodds DYK

Hi. Thanks for trying to rescue this. I'm not sure I now understand the DYK process, which seems a lot more complex than when I last did one – and I'm not sure in any case that I now have the patience to go through the rigmarole that is being asked for. If you want to take it on, then please feel free. Otherwise I shall probably just let this one lapse and not bother with DYK in future. I had thought it faintly amusing that Dodds got himself a wife by catching someone off a long-hop... but DYK now seems to be a rather joyless process, and it's not that amusing. Ho hum. Johnlp (talk) 15:27, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

GAN drive award

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PR

Hi, look forward to your comments at this peer review. Vensatry (Ping me) 11:28, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Can you figure out which Peter Robinson described Donald to be South Africa's greatest fast bowler in this article. Vensatry (Ping me) 17:23, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Any thoughts?

I think I'm going to go for lbw at FAC next, and wanted a quick opinion. Do you think it needs a (brief) list of most lbw dismissals, etc, at the end of the article? Or leave it prose based as we are not a stats site, and there is a perfectly good source for all this here? No rush on this as it needs a bit of work anyway before it goes to PR. Sarastro1 (talk) 19:11, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I was coming round to that view myself on lbw. Hope you find the time to stick around and do stuff; I really enjoy the Somerset articles in particular. I can identify with hectic, but my available time tends to come in fairly regular patches. Also, I like to keep the writing up as I find it oddly therapeutic, so I tend to make time to do it. I think Taunton may be a little too far to go and watch us fail to bowl Somerset out. Again. (And to make it worse, my mind keeps going back to that damned 1901 match...) But you never know, particularly if the dates work out kindly. Sarastro1 (talk) 22:57, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
Ha! (I actually need to re-scan that a little better) There are a set of pictures with this one. My favourite is to illustrate an illegal bowling action, and it is just someone lining up to throw with no pretence of a straight arm. There's also the same batsman trying to play a defensive shot to a donkey drop, so I'm fairly sure that the author was, to be blunt, taking the piss! Taken together, they're quite amusing and I should download the lot for period charm. Sarastro1 (talk) 21:54, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2013 February newsletter

Round 1 is now over. The top 64 scorers have progressed to round 2, where they have been randomly split into eight pools of eight. At the end of April, the top two from each pool, as well as the 16 highest scorers from those remaining, will progress to round 3. Commiserations to those eliminated; if you're interested in still being involved in the WikiCup, able and willing reviewers will always be needed, and if you're interested in getting involved with other collaborative projects, take a look at the WikiWomen's Month discussed below.

Round 1 saw 21 competitors with over 100 points, which is fantastic; that suggests that this year's competition is going to be highly competative. Our lower scores indicate this, too: A score of 19 was required to reach round 2, which was significantly higher than the 11 points required in 2012 and 8 points required in 2011. The score needed to reach round 3 will be higher, and may depend on pool groupings. In 2011, 41 points secured a round 3 place, while in 2012, 65 was needed. Our top three scorers in round 1 were:

  1. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), primarily for an array of warship GAs.
  2. London Miyagawa (submissions), primarily for an array of did you knows and good articles, some of which were awarded bonus points.
  3. New South Wales Casliber (submissions), due in no small part to Canis Minor, a featured article awarded a total of 340 points. A joint submission with Alaska Keilana (submissions), this is the highest scoring single article yet submitted in this year's competition.

Other contributors of note include:

Featured topics have still played no part in this year's competition, but once again, a curious contribution has been offered by British Empire The C of E (submissions): did you know that there is a Shit Brook in Shropshire? With April Fools' Day during the next round, there will probably be a good chance of more unusual articles...

March sees the WikiWomen's History Month, a series of collaborative efforts to aid the women's history WikiProject to coincide with Women's History Month and International Women's Day. A number of WikiCup participants have already started to take part. The project has a to-do list of articles needing work on the topic of women's history. Those interested in helping out with the project can find articles in need of attention there, or, alternatively, add articles to the list. Those interested in collaborating on articles on women's history are also welcome to use the WikiCup talk page to find others willing to lend a helping hand. Another collaboration currently running is an an effort from WikiCup participants to coordinate a number of Easter-themed did you know articles. Contributions are welcome!

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List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Chaminda Vaas

Hi Harrias, since you asked at the DYK nom, this article is now at FLC. Considering your experience with cricket FLs, it'd be great if you could do a review. Chamal TC 04:50, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

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Opinion

Hi Harrias, Can you please tell me if I could use File:Iskander Mirza.jpg in List of Presidents of Pakistan? Regards, Zia Khan 15:29, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Curt Schimmelbusch at DYK

I've reviewed this and have a few questions; see Template:Did you know nominations/Curt Schimmelbusch. Espresso Addict (talk) 20:06, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Article Feedback deployment

Hey Harrias; I'm dropping you this note because you've used the article feedback tool in the last month or so. On Thursday and Friday the tool will be down for a major deployment; it should be up by Saturday, failing anything going wrong, and by Monday if something does :). Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 23:45, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

List of international cricket centuries by Michael Clarke

Hi, the list is at FLC. Looking forward to your comments here. Regards, Zia Khan 21:30, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Taylor

No problem, but you may have to give me a day or two. Sarastro1 (talk) 23:34, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Satyajit Ray filmography

Hey. Would it be possible for you to take a look at the article and provide some feedback on PR raised? I am planning to take this up to FLC on the centenary celebration of Indian cinema. Any feedback would be appreciated. - Vivvt • (Talk) 01:05, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Template:Did you know/Queue/5

Hi there, Harrias. It looks like you forget to copy-paste the whole thing when moving prep 1 into queue 5, so the credits etc. are still in prep1. I would fix this for you, but unfortunately the queue is protected against people like me :) so I'm leaving the prep-area as it is aswell, so it'll be easier for you to fix the queue 5 :) Mentoz86 (talk) 12:53, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Great. It looks good :) Mentoz86 (talk) 14:08, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Indian cricket team in Zimbabwe in 1992–93

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DYK for Curt Schimmelbusch

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DYK for Megan Schutt

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Deletion of Tuxera Page

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WikiCup 2013 March newsletter

We are halfway through round two. Pool A sees the strongest competition, with five out of eight of its competitors scoring over 100, and Pool H is lagging, with half of its competitors yet to score. WikiCup veterans lead overall; Pool A's Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) (2010's winner) leads overall, with poolmate London Miyagawa (submissions) (a finalist in 2011 and 2012) not far behind. Pool F's New South Wales Casliber (submissions) (a finalist in 2010, 2011 and 2012) is in third. The top two scorers in each pool, as well as the next highest 16 scorers overall, will progress to round three at the end of April.

Today has seen a number of Easter-themed did you knows from WikiCup participants, and March has seen collaboration from contestants with WikiWomen's History Month. It's great to see the WikiCup being used as a locus of collaboration; if you know of any collaborative efforts going on, or want to start anything up, please feel free to use the WikiCup talk page to help find interested editors. As well as fostering collaboration, we're also seeing the Cup encouraging the improvement of high-importance articles through the bonus point system. Highlights from the last month include GAs on physicist Niels Bohr (Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)), on the European hare (Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions)), on the constellation Circinus (Alaska Keilana (submissions) and New South Wales Casliber (submissions)) and on the Third Epistle of John (Indiana Cerebellum (submissions)). All of these subjects were covered on at least 50 Wikipedias at the beginning of the year and, subsequently, each contribution was awarded at least three times as many points as normal.

Wikipedians who enjoy friendly competition may be interested in participating in April's wikification drive. While wikifying an article is typically not considered "significant work" such that it can be claimed for WikiCup points, such gnomish work is often invaluable in keeping articles in shape, and is typically very helpful for new writers who may not be familiar with formatting norms.

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Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of international cricket centuries by Mohammad Azharuddin/archive1

Any chance that you could have a look at this nom?Vensatry (Ping me) 17:37, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Abdul Qadir/archive1

Hi Harrias, List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Abdul Qadir is at FLC. Look forward to your comments there. Regards, Zia Khan 19:06, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Deletion of the image uploaded for the Article about Kevin Pietersen

Why would you revert the edits made by me? Was the image in any sort an inferior version of what was previously uploaded? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Avinashkapoor011 (talkcontribs) 16:55, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

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Can you figure out who is the cricketer in this pic. Vensatry (Ping me) 15:44, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Jennifer Gove

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DYK for 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup squads

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DYK for Cricket in Hong Kong

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Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of international cricket centuries by Hashim Amla/archive1

Hi, the list is at FLC. Any chance you could have a look at? Zia Khan 13:12, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 April newsletter

We are a week into Round 3, but it is off to a flying start, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) claiming for the high-importance Portal:Sports and Portal:Geography (which are the first portals ever awarded bonus points in the WikiCup) and Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) claiming for a did you know of sea, the highest scoring individual did you know article ever submitted for the WikiCup. Round 2 saw very impressive scores at close; first place New South Wales Casliber (submissions) and second place Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) both scored over 1000 points; a feat not seen in Round 2 since 2010. This, in part, has been made possible by the change in the bonus points rules, but is also testament to the quality of the competition this year. Pool C and Pool G were most competitive, with three quarters of participants making it to Round 3, while Pool D was the least, with only the top two scorers making it through. The lowest qualifying score was 123, significantly higher than last year's 65, 2011's 41 or even 2010's 100.

The next issue of The Signpost is due to include a brief update on the current WikiCup, comparing it to previous years' competitions. This may be of interest to current WikiCup followers, and may help bring some more new faces into the community. We would also like to note that this round includes an extra competitor to the 32 advertised, who has been added to a random pool. This extra inclusion seems to have been the fairest way to deal with a small mistake made before the beginning of this round, but should not affect the competition in a large way. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to contact one of the judges.

A rules clarification: content promoted between rounds can be claimed in the round after the break, but not the round before. The case in point is content promoted on 29/30 April, which may be claimed in this round. 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. 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) and The ed17 (talkemail) 15:52, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Michael Burns (cricketer)

The DYK project (nominate) 15:37, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Haseeb Ahsan/GA1

Hi, I don't have time to address your comments (nowadays). You may close the discussion if you want, I'll nominate the article later whenever I get a minute. Sorry and thank you! Regards, Zia Khan 03:38, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Women's Test cricket

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:21, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for M. P. Bajana

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:03, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

FYI

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Template:Did you know nominations/Noemi Marone Cinzano

Should be OK now, can you confirm?♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 21:42, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Opinion

You're needed at WT:CRIC#Test centuries. Vensatry (Ping me) 03:12, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Bajana and Somerset

I've reviewed your Bajana article; nicely done and seems an interesting chap. Also I'm trying to avoid Gubby Allen, who is slowly and painfully grinding towards a partial conclusion. Incidentally, what has happened to Somerset this season? We seem to be thrashing your bowling for the second time this year! Sarastro1 (talk) 19:48, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Passed now. Sarastro1 (talk) 20:33, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Thanks for adding the inline citation to List of awards and nominations received by Romeo Santos. Much appreciated! DivaKnockouts 17:54, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

That's weird. It's a bath house.

  • That was weird. I nominated the list for flist, then I withdrew the nom, then you withdrew my withdrawal. Withdrawing someone's withdrawal is a particularly weird thing to do. If you think I didn't follow the correct steps in withdrawing the nom, then I hereby give you permission to withdraw it correctly. • ServiceableVillain 23:32, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 1919 English cricket season

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FLC request

Hi, since you are a regular at FLC. I'm here to ask for your input at my FL candidate: Mayor of Pichilemu, I'd be thankful if you comment there. Thanks in advance, Lester Foster (talk | talk) 08:01, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for 1919 English cricket season

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:17, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Gray's Almshouses, Taunton

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:02, 27 June 2013 (UTC)


Wells Cathedral

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As Brunelleschi said "Anyone could have done it....." Amandajm (talk) 03:32, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Undeletion request

Could you please undelete Zalman Serebryanski, which was PRODded in March for insufficient sources? There were some sources quoted, but if there weren't enough I will add more. -- GertBySea (talk) 04:53, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 June newsletter

We are down to our final 16: the 2013 semi-finals are upon us. A score of 321 was required to survive round 3, further cementing this as the most competitive WikiCup yet; round 3 was survived in 2012 with 243 points, in 2011 with 76 points and in 2010 with 250 points. The change may in part be to do with the fact that more articles are now awarded bonus points, in addition to more competitive play. Reaching the final has, in the past, required 573 points (2012, a 135% increase on the score needed to reach round 4), 150 points (2011, a 97% increase) and 417 points (2010, a 72% increase). This round has seen over a third of participants claiming points for featured articles (with seven users claiming for multiple featured articles) and most users have also gained bonus points. However, the majority of points continue to come from good articles, followed by did you know articles. In this round, every content type was utilised by at least one user, proving that the WikiCup brings together content contributors from all corners of the project.

Round 3 saw a number of contributions of note. Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions) claimed the first featured topic points in this year's competition for her excellent work on topics related to Maya Angelou, the noted American author and poet. We have also continued to see high-importance articles improved as part of the competition: Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions) was awarded a thoroughly well-earned 560 points for her featured article Middle Ages and 102 points for her good article Battle of Hastings. Good articles James Chadwick and Stanislaw Ulam netted Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) 102 and 72 points respectively, while 72 points were awarded to Poland Piotrus (submissions) for each of Władysław Sikorski and Emilia Plater, both recently promoted to good article status. Collaborative efforts between WikiCup participants have continued, with, for example, New South Wales Casliber (submissions) and Canada Sasata (submissions) being awarded 180 points each for their featured article on Boletus luridus.

A rules reminder: content promoted between rounds can be claimed in the round after the break, but not the round before. The case in point is content promoted on the 29/30 June, which may be claimed in this round. 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. We are currently seeing concern about the amount of time people have to wait for reviews, especially at GAC- if you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to reduce 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) and The ed17 (talkemail) 09:59, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Hammet Street, Taunton

I happen to be working on Grade II* listed buildings in Somerset at the minute - I've started with Grade II* listed buildings in North Somerset simply because it has least entries, but will be getting to Grade II* listed buildings in Taunton Deane at some point. This is in preparation for Wiki Loves Monuments? The UK will be taking part in 2013 for the first time. Taking a quick look at User:Harrias/Hammet Street I think the first line needs to say England - as there are still a few people somewhere in the world who don't know where Somerset is. Where you have references to the NHLE with "No name for this Entry" I would use the location as the title eg for this one, I would call it 9-12 Hammet Street. Not sure about the capitalisation of "improvement Act". Should " 36 feet (11 m) at its narrowest point," include "wide"? Tracery and fanlight could usefully be wikilinked. I believe numbers less than Ten should be written out in letters - but not sure about that. Otherwise I think it is looking good - although I've done some architecture artciles & streets (particularly in Bath) I'm not really expert. There are some other suitably licenced pics at this geograph page (if you need help with importing any of them just shout). The architecture guru I ask for advice is User:Giano, but happy to help in any way I can.— Rod talk 17:11, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

If you want any photos to be included in the competition don't upload them till Sept (although they can be taken at any time). If you want to help with the lists see User:Katie Chan (WMUK)/sandbox where there are some script generated ones which need to be combined with the existing ones & then links, pics etc added. I'm still working on the N.Somerset one till I'm happy with the format & then will apply to the others.— Rod talk 17:36, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Great stuff - let me know if you need help, however I will be away in Italy from 22 July - 5 Aug so will not be able to meet f2f at the Bristol meetup.— Rod talk 17:58, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Grade II* listed buildings in Taunton Deane now has all the entries. I've done a couple as examples (where we have an article, where we have a pic & where we don't so if you wanted to have a bash at that list , it would greatly reduce my workload. Grade II* listed buildings in Sedgemoor and Grade II* listed buildings in Sedgemoor are more or less done - but I still have BANES, Mendip, South Somerset & West Somerset to do!— Rod talk 14:44, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

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FYI

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DYK for Hammet Street, Taunton

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:03, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of Twenty20 International records/archive1

Any chance you could take another look at this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Blackhole78 (talkcontribs) 15:28, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2013 July newsletter

We're halfway through this year's penultimate round, and the competition is moving along well. Pool A's Canada Sasata (submissions) currently leads overall, while Pool B's Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) is second. Both leaders are WikiCup veterans, and both have already scored over 600 points this month. If the round were to end today, London Miyagawa (submissions), with 274 points, would be the lowest-scoring participant to make it through. This indicates that participants will need a score comparable to last year's (573, the highest ever) to qualify for the final. The high scores this year are a testament both to the quality of participants and to the increased focus on significant content (eligible for bonus points) in this year's competition. So far this round, both Sasata and Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) have made up over half of their score through bonus points, with, for example, high importance FA koala earning Sasata a total of 440 points (from a multiplier of 4.4) and high-importance GA sea earning Cwmhiraeth a total of 216 points (from a multiplier of 7.2). Other articles on important topics submitted this round include a featured article on the Norman conquest of England by Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions), and good articles on Nobel laureate in literature Henryk Sienkiewicz, Nobel laureate in physics Hans Bethe, and the noted Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryū. These articles are by Poland Piotrus (submissions), Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) and Sturmvogel_66 respectively.

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Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Dale Steyn/archive1

FYI, List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Dale Steyn is at FLC. Looking forward for your comments. Regards, Zia Khan 02:05, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Church of All Saints, Norton Fitzwarren

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Michael Rush (rower)

Thank you for your comments and suggestions about this article. I have now revised it, and ask if you will again please cast an eye over it and advise what further needs my attention. Bluedawe 06:49, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

I do understand and commiserate. I have here a wounded fingertip caused today by the teeth of a handsaw which I was carefully packing up for dispatch to a sharpener... Bluedawe 08:30, 19 August 2013 (UTC)