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Re: SIA and Changi Airport[edit]

A few quick pointers:

  • For Changi Airport:
    • Could the infrastructure info box be made smaller?
    • The pictures for airlines is way too bloated. Be selective in what to include or not to include (rest can be displayed on Commons as a gallery).
    • Check the article against the structure of FAs.
  • Singapore Airlines
    • History needs a lot of work. I can help with references when you need it, let me know.
    • The article focuses too much on the aircrafts itself. There should be more on the organization as well.

Good luck! - Mailer Diablo 11:45, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Threshold issues in Singapore administrative law[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Representative democracy in Singapore[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Internal Security Act (Singapore)[edit]

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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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Your GA nomination of Bukit Batok Memorial[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Old National Library Building[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Old National Library Building[edit]

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Singapore football[edit]

Thanks for the compliments. I'm in the process of working on Aleksandar Đurić for his current GA review. Do pop by to contribute your thoughts. I'm new to Wikipedia so my best efforts might not be enough atm although I hope I will do enough to get the Đurić article through a tough review to gain GA status. Cheers. LRD NO (talk) 16:33, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Bit of an issue came up with the referencing in the Duric article. For the notes section, "Prior to the 2011 season, milestone goals include both S.League and Singapore Cup goals. The FAS amended it to include only league goals in 2011. [1]", I couldn't get the referencing at the end to follow the referencing style as the rest of the article i.e. use of ref tags and the reference showing up in the reflist. Any idea how to rectify it? Thanks. LRD NO (talk) 00:32, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Fingers crossed, the issue should have been fixed after some looking around for solutions. LRD NO (talk) 01:10, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Dead links in Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore[edit]

Hi, Hildanknight, thank you for your contributions to the abovementioned article and promoting it to GA. I found a few minor issues, so here it is:

I have translated the article into Chinese and will nominate it for GA once these issues are resolved. HYH.124 (talk) 09:20, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

@HYH.124: Both links are dead, but the pages have been archived by the Wayback Machine, so I will change the links to point to the Wayback Machine archives. Thanks for pointing that out and for translating the article into Chinese (another article that you may be interested in translating is Ya Kun Kaya Toast)! --Hildanknight (talk) 15:23, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Is it possible for the article to add any pictures from here?

By the way, Ya Kun Kaya Toast has several Chinese sources. As it is unnecessary for Chinese sources to be translated in the Chinese Wikipedia, do you know the Chinese names for authors of the Chinese sources? How did you get hold of these newspaper sources? Did you go to NLB libraries or you viewed them on the internet? (If it's from internet then it'd be suitable to have links.) HYH.124 (talk) 10:40, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Also, you didn't add the archive for the Special Olympics Singapore link. HYH.124 (talk) 10:52, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

@HYH.124:
  • Sorry for the botched up edit and thanks for pointing it out! The archive link for Special Olympics Singapore has now been added and I have verified that it works.
  • Are the images really suitable for the article? Do not add free images simply for the sake of doing so.
  • A friend with access to Factiva sent me the newspaper articles. Tan Lei is 谭蕾, Hu Yuanwen is 胡渊文, Xu Fugang is 徐伏钢 and Chen Junwei is 陈俊伟.
--Hildanknight (talk) 11:42, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
Is there a source for Chinese name of kaya toast company? Original research is not allowed except cases where translations cannot be found. HYH.124 (talk) 13:19, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

zh:新加坡智障人士福利促进会 promoted GA. HYH.124 (talk) 11:52, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Lotto[edit]

FYI, Lotto in the sporting/football context clearly refers to this apparel manufacturer, current kit sponsors of Fandi's ex-club Geylang International. LRD NO (talk) 12:19, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

@LRD NO: Thanks for the clarification. I have added a brief mention of Lotto back into the Fandi article. --Hildanknight (talk) 07:11, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Tan Teck Guan Building[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Tan Teck Guan Building[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Fettering of discretion in Singapore administrative law[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Illegality in Singapore administrative law[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Precedent fact errors in Singapore law[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Offence of scandalizing the court in Singapore[edit]

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Kelvin Tan[edit]

2009 National Day song? Shouldn't it be NDP 2009 (National Day Parade, 2009) Theme song? There is an article for the song, What Do You See? I guess the reviewer is not familiar with this topic. HYH.124 (talk) 12:34, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

@HYH.124: I guess so. This has been corrected. Thanks for pointing that out! 你是否打算把这条目翻译到中文维基百科?也可以考虑关于梁智强电影的条目。 --Hildanknight (talk) 12:49, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
I was trying to say that it is an NDP theme song, not just a national day song. I believe I am much younger than you, so I have to cope with my studies, and am taking O level soon. So I might not write articles for a period of time. My standard of Chinese is only up to Secondary School standard, which resulted in poor translations and fortunately there are copyeditors helping the project. Just to let you know that the Chinese article of Murder of Huang Na is undergoing GAN, but I doubt it'll pass. Lastly, I am a locally born Singaporean, so you don't have to communicate to me in Chinese, unless you are being influenced by the Speak Mandarin Campaign and are practising your proficiency in Mandarin. HYH.124 (talk) 15:00, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore[edit]

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GAN updates[edit]

Hi -- I've struck many of my comments on the three active GANs. The remaining points are fairly minor, but it would be nice to get a little clarification on them if possible. I'll let you decide if it's necessary to call on Smuconlaw for any of those points. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 11:16, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

@Mike Christie: Thanks! I have already requested his input and, as of time of writing, he is in the process of handling the remaining issues. Hopefully, by the time you read this, the articles would be ready for promotion. --Hildanknight (talk) 17:06, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Choo Seng Quee[edit]

Hi Hildan. I need your help in assessing the importance scale for WikiProject Singapore at Choo Seng Quee. The article would likely lie between High and Mid importance.

  • High Subject is extremely notable, but has not achieved international notability, or is only notable within a particular continent.
  • Mid Subject is only notable within its particular field or subject and has achieved notability in a particular place or area.

Points to consider for a possible High rating - Uncle Choo is well-known among Singapore football fans and the media, and is recognised in Asia, having had coaching offers from Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong as well as being former national coach of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. As the article creator, I wouldn't be well-placed to issue a grade. Would you kindly assess it on the importance scale, give it a read and of course, suggestions for improvement are welcome. Cheers. LRD NO (talk) 17:16, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

@LRD NO: The scale of High-importance for WikiProject and Mid-Importance for WikiProject Football seems perfectly fine to me. To be honest, Choo Seng Quee reads like a disorganised collection of (nevertheless well-referenced) facts. You have to work on combining sentences into paragraphs that flow well. Please do not be discouraged, as you are doing remarkably well for a new editor and even experienced editors have weaknesses to work on. --Hildanknight (talk) 17:40, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. It's not close to being done, actually. I'll tidy up the whole article once I'm done with the facts. As it is, I'm still data-hunting. LRD NO (talk) 17:44, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
@LRD NO: All the best with your data hunting! Have you watched Kallang Roar the Movie? When you start tidying up the article, do let me know so I could help you with copyediting. I also noticed your contributions to Daniel Bennett (footballer) and Indra Sahdan Daud, which I deem potential GAs. Which other Singaporean football articles do you plan to work on in future? --Hildanknight (talk) 17:59, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I've seen the movie. Unfortunately, I'm far from impressed by it. Quality of the camera angles and poorly depicted players aside, the movie is ridden with inaccuracies. I feel it does not fully reflect on the life of Choo either (with the benefit of work on the article obviously). I'll let you know once I'm done with this article. I have an eye on those with 100 caps+ but can't commit to building them up to GA level. Unless there is a story to be told like Duric and Choo. LRD NO (talk) 18:10, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Hariss Harun and Safuwan Baharudin are pretty much work in-progress and won't be complete for years. I'm updating 2014 LionsXII season as the season goes. LRD NO (talk) 18:15, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
@LRD NO: Do you mean that the articles would be incomplete for years because they would continue to play professional football for years? Reviewers and readers would not consider the articles incomplete solely for this reason. If you prefer to write about local footballers who have retired, that is fine. The other Singaporeans in the FIFA Century Club are Aide Iskandar, Shahril Ishak, Nazri Nasir and S Subramani (you may also be interested in Noh Alam Shah). Note that older FAS records are not recognised by FIFA, so players like Fandi, Malek, Dollah and Sundram (no links needed if you are a true fan of Singapore football) are excluded from the list. How about articles about the clubs? Several years ago, I tried rewriting Tampines Rovers, but could not find enough information about their stadium and supporters.
As a new editor, I suggest that you focus on writing broad, well-referenced articles, as research skills are more fundamental. Leave copyediting and formatting to more experienced editors, from whom you can gradually learn about the polishing that is needed for GA. Of course, that means learning how and where to seek assistance (for example, the Singapore notice board, WikiProject Football, peer review and the Guild of Copyeditors). Another tip is to read existing GAs, especially about similar topics (you may notice that most GAs about footballers do not include their international goals). By the way, I agree that the movie is "not even worth a pinch of salt"!
--Hildanknight (talk) 03:02, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Nah, the Safuwan and Hariss articles are about as 'complete' as I could get them to at this stage. As they are young players, their achievements may not be as notable as more senior players. I'm aware of the 11 players with over 100 caps for Singapore (FCC or otherwise) and have made attempts at improving them, along with creating articles for the older generation like Seak Poh Leong and Samad Allapitchay (minimal at the moment but hopefully we'll get round to them). Club-wise, I've added the season records for the S.League clubs. Tampines, Warriors and Home are the obvious 'big' clubs to start with but I suggest you might be interested in Balestier Khalsa too. Their club page (referenced in wikipedia article) is a pretty good source of information. All things considered, save for LionsXII matches, I don't exactly follow local teams. And yeah, there ain't (m)any good football-related movies around. The first Goal! film was decent and that's about it. LRD NO (talk) 03:23, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
@LRD NO: To be honest, I find the image policies confusing and thus prefer to avoid adding images to articles that I write. If a suitable image is available, before long, another helpful editor would add it to the article. My limited understanding is that the image should be fine if both of them are no longer alive. The iconic nature of the image should be explained in the article. How about asking Chensiyuan, who has considerable experience with images?
In 2011, I edited Tampines Rovers, Geylang United, Woodlands Wellington, Home United and SAFFC (as they were known back then) to include paragraphs about their pre-S.League history, sourced to a book about local football that I found at Tampines Regional Library. If I remember correctly, the book had a chapter about Balestier Central, which I did not use as I had to return the book.
Speaking of books, I encourage you to start using them as sources, as they are generally more reliable than online sources. Books about local football are rare, but the few that exist contain a wealth of information that may not be available in the sources that you currently use in your articles.
--Hildanknight (talk) 18:01, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

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Concur that the image policies are rather bewildering. I just had the Choo photo removed from my workstation (sandbox) of all places! Guess I'll stick to the one photo in his infobox. As for books, there are few local footballers (or sports persons) prominent or interesting enough to publish their autobiographies. Official sources, which books may have obtained their information from, may not be reliable either. For instance, the history section on their website says that SAFA was renamed to FAS in 1952; yet newspaper archives were still referring to them as SAFA as far back as 1965. Shame Choo didn't follow through on his book plans. Would have been an interesting read and a good account of the football back then. LRD NO (talk) 00:30, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Anyway, I've nominated Choo Seng Quee for a DYK entry. You seem to have a steady flow of GAs too. Why not nominate some of them since Singapore can't be that boring? ;) LRD NO (talk) 01:27, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
@LRD NO: Indeed, I would have loved to read a book about Uncle Choo! When writing Fandi Ahmad, I heavily relied on his autobiography, which I also found at the library. The library catalogue also includes a book about V. Sundramoorthy, whom you would certainly want to write about! There may be few books about local football, but we can make the most of the books that do exist. The policy that new GAs are eligible for DYK slots was only introduced several months ago. By "steady flow of GAs", do you mean only the thirteen where I was the primary contributor (listed on my userpage) or many articles that I have nominated for GA review? The latter were all written by other editors and I am polishing them as part of a Singapore GA drive. --Hildanknight (talk) 06:43, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Which book on Sundram? Just did a search using 'Sundramoorthy' as the key word on NLB catalogue and it sure threw up some interesting results! I could try to pick it up this weekend if you tell me the title. As for GAs, contributor or otherwise, it would be nice to have some tidbits on Singapore-related topics on the front page. That little advertising could draw a fair bit of views too! LRD NO (talk) 06:57, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
@LRD NO: The book is titled The Dazzler: V Sundram Moorthy, suggesting that its author, Alfred Dass, is unfamiliar with Indian names. According to the catalogue, it can be borrowed from Geylang East Public Library and is also available at Lee Kong Chian Reference Library. Since the law and architecture articles that I nominated have appeared in DYK before, I doubt they can appear in DYK again as newly promoted GAs. However, the language articles that I nominated have not appeared in DYK before, so if you read them and develop suitable hooks, they could appear in DYK as newly promoted GAs! --Hildanknight (talk) 10:52, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Found the book title after playing around with the key words. Minor changes aside, stepping away from Choo's article (~70-80% done) over a day or two so I can gain a refreshed perspective for any improvements after. You might be interested to have a read. LRD NO (talk) 11:26, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Sundram's book was published in 1994. Could be hard to find information especially post-2009 (that's where the archives end). LRD NO (talk) 11:31, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
@LRD NO: The Fandi autobiography was published in 1993, but had lots of exclusive information about his early life and career. For local newspaper articles after 2009, contact Jacklee, who has access to the Factiva database. NewspaperSG was only started about two years ago and before that, I relied on Wikipedians with Factiva access. Wikipedia writing is collaborative and networking is an important skill. Is there information about the early life, club career, personal life and legacy of Uncle Choo that you have yet to add? --Hildanknight (talk) 17:03, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
How do you gain access to Factiva and is it a paid service? That's all I have on Choo after the archives and online search. There might be some information in the Malay and Chinese papers which I didn't look at. Other than that, the aspects you have mentioned are difficult to find for a person, unless there's loads of interviews like Duric did, or an bibliography or autobiography which will naturally reveal much on certain periods of the person's life. I would probably add on his discovery and mentoring of national players, Farrer Park, style of coaching if I could find more sources. Legacy-wise, Singapore does not exactly honor their sportspersons outside the awards. Despite being at odds with various managements, even Brian Clough had statues and a trophy named after him! LRD NO (talk) 02:08, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
@LRD NO: Are you fluent in Mandarin and Malay? Factiva is usually accessed through universities as individual subscriptions are very expensive. If all the referenced and relevant information you can find is already in the article, I can help you copyedit and you can prepare for your next project. --Hildanknight (talk) 02:26, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Yes, please proceed with the copyediting. I can't depend on my Mandarin and Malay for my life. Are you a university student, SMU law by any chance? LRD NO (talk) 12:29, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

@LRD NO: Does that mean you are an Indian? Of course, if I had Factiva access, I would offer to send you articles, instead of suggesting that you contact Jacklee. My copyedit of Choo Seng Quee will start soon. May I know about your next project and local topics (other than football) which interest you? --Hildanknight (talk) 12:52, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
It just means that I 'jiak gan dang'. Can't be helped. I still have nightmares of my Chinese teacher. Currently working to improve on Singapore's most successful coach cos that's what he deserves. Topics-wise, I just pick up whatever fancies me so I unfortunately won't be able to commit to anything. LRD NO (talk) 13:09, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
@LRD NO: No offence, but you are a disgrace to Chinese Singaporeans. Mandarin sources are used in many of my GAs, notably Ya Kun Kaya Toast. You may be interested in my Singapore GA report and 2014 Singapore GA drive, which may explain some of the questions that I have been asking you. --Hildanknight (talk) 02:17, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
No need for that. Nobody is perfect and everyone will have their mitigating circumstances. To each his own, I guess. LRD NO (talk) 05:47, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
@LRD NO: Sorry for the teasing. I hope you are not too upset. I will be without my computer for the next few days. Once I have it back, I will start copyediting Choo Seng Quee. All the best with your upcoming projects! --Hildanknight (talk) 06:00, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
About 70–80% done with Raddy. Picking up Sundram's book tomorrow. LRD NO (talk) 12:29, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Unfortunately the Sundram book is no great read. I've obtain little bits on his early life and personal life. The rest will have to be filled from the archives. LRD NO (talk) 16:22, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Information about his early life and personal life would be much harder to find in newspaper articles, which would likely focus on his career. I can hardly wait to see the finished article. Remember to ping Jacklee for Factiva access to newspaper articles too recent to be in the NLB archives. --Hildanknight (talk) 17:17, 5 May 2014 (UTC)
I've so far managed to research and write up to his early years pre-Basel. Suffice to say, there is plenty of information not covered by the book or anywhere else. I have not set a definite date on this. Someone else might wish to take over once I can't go further with any search.
On a side note, an educated guess was proven right - there is an error in the date of FAS's name change from SAFA in their site, as evidenced by a ST report. I also tried to expand on Tampines Rovers a bit but their history is recorded so haphazardly that I wasn't able to continue. Cheers. LRD NO (talk) 11:38, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
Good research entails using the reliable sources that are available (in this case, both the book and newspaper articles) and making the most of said sources. You may be interested in the book "S.League: the kick-off" which contains summaries of the pre-S.League history of the eight clubs that played in the inaugural season of the S.League. In my opinion, the Tampines Rovers article has a good History section (written by yours truly), but needs more reliably referenced information on other sections, notably the stadium and supporters. --Hildanknight (talk) 13:16, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I meant the history section under the official Tampines Rovers website. Cheers. LRD NO (talk) 15:54, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Other Singapore law articles[edit]

I see there are another five Singapore law articles up for GA. I'd be happy to pick them up for review over the next week or two, if nobody else takes them on first, but I thought I would check with you to be sure you're OK with having the same reviewer for all nine articles. If you'd like to wait for someone else to review them, I'm happy to leave them and go on to something else. Let me know. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 00:11, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

@Mike Christie: Feel free to review the remaining five articles (ChrisGualtieri‎ initially planned to review all sixteen but suffered from burnout). Just remember to notify Smuconlaw and give us sufficient time to handle concerns (for example, up to 14 May if all five articles are placed on hold). --Hildanknight (talk) 02:27, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
OK; I'll pick them up as I have time, so as to avoid burnout. FYI, the remaining GA just needs a comment about Singapore law deriving from English law, and it'll be promoted. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 18:13, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Precedent fact errors in Singapore law[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Fettering of discretion in Singapore administrative law[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Illegality in Singapore administrative law[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Non-constituency Member of Parliament[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Non-constituency Member of Parliament[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Remedies in Singapore administrative law[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Right to vote in Singapore law[edit]

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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)

Your GA nomination of Powers of the President of Singapore[edit]

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Checking in on legal GANs[edit]

Hi -- just checking in to see if you are back editing yet. There are two outstanding GANs; one needs just a little change, and the other needs several changes. Let me know when you're available to look at them. Also, just FYI, I've decided not to tackle the last GAN from this group; perhaps if it's still unreviewed in another month I will take a look at it then. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 10:04, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

May I know why you decided not to tackle the last nomination? The remaining concerns in the two ongoing nominations need to be handled by professor Smuconlaw. Thanks again for your reviews. --Hildanknight (talk) 10:28, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Well, I was getting a little overdosed on Singapore law, perhaps; I was afraid I would find it hard to give the article the attention it deserves -- I've been immersed in these articles for two or three weeks, and I felt I needed to take a break. I've no objection to reviewing it in a month or so, if it's still there, assuming you have no objection to the way I've done the previous reviews. it's possible I won't be doing much GA reviewing though; I am doing them now because my books are in storage so I can't write content. With luck I'll be moved into a new house soon and will be working on radiocarbon dating again. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 10:51, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
@Mike Christie: Rest assured that we "have no objection to the way [you've] done the previous reviews". I do understand your desire to not get burnt out. Smuconlaw has replied to my reminder. By the way, your userpage indicates that you have been to Singapore for "years". Mind sharing your past experience with the Lion City? What topics do you write about and does your writing help counter systemic bias? --Hildanknight (talk) 17:59, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Glad to hear my reviews haven't been too annoying! I was born in the UK, but my father was in Intelligence for the Ministry of Defence, and he was posted overseas from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. My sister was born in Nicosia, in Cyprus, in 1957; we were briefly back in the UK in 1959 and 1960, which is when I was born; and then we went to Australia from May 1960 through December 1961, and from there to Singapore, which we left in late spring 1965. I was five when we left and do retain a few memories, now rather worn away by time. We lived at 14 Braddell Hill, more or less in the centre of the island, I think. I have been back two or three times over the last ten years to sell software quality assurance consulting work to the oil rig construction projects that build rigs in Singapore; I meant to get back to Braddell Hill to see how it's changed but have never had time.
I don't think my work here has done much to counter systemic bias, I'm afraid -- my main areas of interest are visible on my user page. I have done quite a few articles on Anglo-Saxon England, mostly biographies of kings; and I've also done many articles about science fiction magazines, which I collect. My other main on-wiki activity is the Wiki Education Foundation (WEF), which is a new non-profit that works with the Education Program -- I'm a member of the board. The WEF does hope to help counter systemic bias, so I'm contributing in that way, I suppose. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 18:33, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
@Mike Christie: Thanks for promptly passing Right to vote in Singapore law! For the Remedies in Singapore administrative law review, perhaps you could give Smuconlaw until the end of the month to resolve all issues? I hope that your few memories of Singapore were pleasant ones, but doubt it, as the early 1960s were marked by our struggle for independence and the racial riots. Singapore has changed a lot since then and when you next come, do remember to visit our hawker centres! Anglo-Saxon history (centuries ago) may not seem the ideal topic to counter systemic bias, but at least you are not writing about contemporary English popular culture! When I started editing, I also focused on popular culture (mainly Jack Neo movies), but over time, I have diversified, writing about a special school and food business, with future plans to write about a controversial megachurch. Would you like to share more about the Education Program (the link does not give much information) and how it helps counter systemic bias? --Hildanknight (talk) 19:42, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
My (few) memories of Singapore are very pleasant -- since I was five when I left, my memories are all of pleasant things such as swimming and playing in the garden. The EP is a program the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) started several years ago to provide support to professors such as SMUConLaw. There were several people whose job it was to keep track of classes, offer assistance and advice, and help with communications. A conference was arranged, and then a couple of years ago the WMF decided that they didn't want to spend significant resources on a program that was focused so strongly on North America and on the English Wikipedia. The WMF is continuing to support education programs in other languages (they have put resources into the Arabic EP, for example), and in other geographic areas, but they worked with some en-wiki volunteers and some professor volunteers to create the Wiki Education Foundation. We have just received a $1.4M grant from the Stanton Foundation and you can see what we're planning to do with it here.
The connection to systemic bias comes from the fact that academics have access to, and command of, much more specialized knowledge than most editors. Special:Courses will show you the courses that are currently active. Not every one of these courses will help counter systemic bias, of course, but looking down the list you'll see courses such as "Women in Islam" and "Environment and Revolution in the Middle East"; these are definitely not pop culture courses! Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 20:12, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Right to vote in Singapore law[edit]

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Talk:Sri Temasek/GA1[edit]

Two uncited facts need your attention. Otherwise good work, thanks. hamiltonstone (talk) 03:57, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Also, I was going to review Yue Hwa Building, but was put off by the references. All of the text is cited to various Straits Times articles, but there are some books listed below the footnotes several of which are higher quality sources but apepar not to have been used. Can you explain? Finally, I was also looking at doing TripleOne Somerset, but it has lots of uncited text. If you fix that up, i reckon it is probably OK. Cheers, hamiltonstone (talk) 04:13, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sri Temasek[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Yue Hwa Building[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Yue Hwa Building[edit]

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Your GA nomination of TripleOne Somerset[edit]

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Whoa, per one of your edit summaries, if a sentence is copied from a source, is isn't enough to just add a citation (as was done here). It's a copyright violation and has to either be adequately summarised or paraphrased, or deleted altogether. Check the existing material very carefully. Anything that's the same, has to be rewritten.hamiltonstone (talk) 09:27, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
@Hamiltonstone: I am aware that copying directly from sources (or even close paraphrasing) is not acceptable. Of course, I did not do so when writing my own GAs. Since I did not know what to do when finding copied sentences in articles written by others, I mentioned the problem in the edit summary. The article needs extensive copyediting by a native speaker of English who is familiar with architecture. Still investigating the extent of this in other Sengkang articles (such as Tan Si Chong Su). --Hildanknight (talk) 09:39, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
Fair enough - the edit summary made me wonder whether you knew. Since you are likely to be the only person with the actual document in front of you, can you either edit out the direct quotes, or put everything you find like that in quotation marks? Then someone else can work out what to do with it. Thanks.hamiltonstone (talk) 09:44, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
@Hamiltonstone: I am typing this from the National Library, with the books (and my MacBook) in front of me, and will be there for the next three hours. Looks like many sentences are copied (or close paraphrasing) from sources and if you want to quickfail the nomination for that reason, go ahead. The article cannot be speedy deleted as a copyright violation because it has been edited by many others over the years. What I suggest is that you help summon one (or more than one) native speaker of English who is familiar with architecture as soon as possible, to rewrite not only this article, but other Sengkang articles where I have detected this problem (including Golden Mile Complex and Tan Si Chong Su). Even if there was no copyright violation, the prose obviously needs improvement. --Hildanknight (talk) 10:00, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Remedies in Singapore administrative law[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Ah Boys to Men[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Ah Boys to Men[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Burmese Buddhist Temple[edit]

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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)

Ah Boys to Men[edit]

Hm, yeah, there's no problem on my part. I've noticed you were taking time to reply. I couldn't keep it open for a month even I belive it's very close to GA. So I'd be glad to review it again after the merger. I'll only not do it if something extraordinary happen in my life or if I'm busy by the time (who knows what can happen within a month? haha). Good luck with all your stuff! Gabriel Yuji (talk) 05:49, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ah Boys to Men[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Burmese Buddhist Temple[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Singapore Airlines[edit]

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FYI[edit]

A week or so back, I quick failed Singapore Changi Airport due to major issues and since the bot did not send the message, I'm informing you. Sportsguy17 (TC) 18:03, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Singapore Airlines[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Tan Chay Wa's tombstone trial[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Languages of Singapore[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Rule of law doctrine in Singapore[edit]

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Your GA nomination of 2010 Summer Youth Olympics[edit]

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Your GA nomination of 2010 Summer Youth Olympics[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Rule of law doctrine in Singapore[edit]

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Your GA nomination of The Buddhist Library (Singapore)[edit]

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Your GA nomination of The Buddhist Library (Singapore)[edit]

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About List of Let's Play Love episodes[edit]

Hello Hildanknight, I think the abovementioned article should be deleted. Firstly, it's notability is questionable. Secondly, we do not know whether the contents is free from copyright (I strongly suspect it is copied from another website, probably XINMSN by reading the descriptions!). Thirdly, the tone is non-neutral and advertising, e.g. "Who will accumulate the most points in this race to be the ‘Best Lover’?"; "At the end of five minutes, will Ian meet Xiao Yi?" Besides copyright issues, there are a lot of other issues that suggests the article should not exist.

What do you think? If you agree with me, then I think you could Afd it, which I couldn't. 175.156.242.240 (talk) 11:02, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Tan Chay Wa's tombstone trial/GA1[edit]

Hi there. Just letting you know that this has been open for a fair while, and I'm going to close it off at the end of the weekend, in case you still want to do something. You can always renom it later, if you don't have time right now. Regards, hamiltonstone (talk) 08:10, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sri Temasek[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 19:07, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

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!

Sent by Dom497--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Languages of Singapore[edit]

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GA Cup[edit]

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

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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 GA nomination of Sungei Road[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Sungei Road[edit]

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Your GA nomination of 2010 Summer Youth Olympics[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Singapore Portrait Series currency notes[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Goh Keng Swee[edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

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Your GA nomination of Goh Keng Swee[edit]

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WikiCup 2014 September newsletter[edit]

In one month's time, we will know our WikiCup 2014 champion. Newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) has taken a strong lead with a featured list (historical coats of arms of the U.S. states from 1876) and a raft of featured pictures. Reigning champion Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) is in second place with a number of high-importance biology articles, including new FA Isopoda and new GA least weasel. Scotland Casliber (submissions), who is in his fifth WikiCup final, is in third, with featured articles Pictor and Epacris impressa.

Signups for the 2015 WikiCup are open. All Wikipedians, new and experienced, are warmly invited to sign up for the competition. Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may also like to sign up for the GA Cup, a new WikiCup-inspired competition which revolves around completing good article reviews. 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) 22:11, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Happy Birthday Hildanknight[edit]

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Have a great day!
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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your endless contributions and total commitment towards SG articles and the GA drive! LRD 16:14, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Wishing you a Happy Belated Birthday too! LRD 16:14, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Death in Singapore[edit]

The article Death in Singapore 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:Death in Singapore for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 16:41, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Language education in Singapore[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Language planning and policy in Singapore[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Language education in Singapore[edit]

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V. Sundramoorthy[edit]

Free access of the archives (ST, TNP) from home is limited to editions in 1989 and before. The options beyond that are accessing the multimedia NLB stations - limited to their slow PCs, availability on weekends, time constraints (1-2 hrs per weekend), cost of using the multimedia stations (adds up bit by bit) - and Newslinks, which has a prohibitive fee for access. Since I am unwilling to compromise on the quality of the article, work will have to be suspended indefinitely. LRD 00:46, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

@LRD NO: I suggest you contact Smuconlaw, who has access to the Factiva database and can send you hundreds of newspaper articles about Sundram for free. The newspaper sources for most of my GAs were obtained through Factiva. --Hildanknight (talk) 15:42, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
Hi, sorry, but no. I cannot keep being everyone's go-to guy for Factiva. Not only is it an imposition on my time, but it may even be a violation of Factiva's terms of service. In fact, Factiva recently prevented SMU users from downloading more than one article at a time, apparently due to abuse of the service by somebody. Normal service was only restored recently. I helped Hildanknight to do a few Factiva searches in the past as a favour but I think it has to stop now. Sorry about that. Please use the service provided by the National Library or find some other source of information. — SMUconlaw (talk) 17:08, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Language planning and policy in Singapore[edit]

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Requested move[edit]

I have requested a move from Singapore LionsSingapore FA. The discussion can be followed here. Do you know of any RM nomination page under WP:SG so that other editors could note any nominations and have their input? cheers. LRD 08:24, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

@LRD NO: I am not aware of any "RM nomination page" for Singapore, but WT:SG would be a good place to announce such nominations. --Hildanknight (talk) 15:46, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
I placed a notice at WT:SG a few days ago but it seems participation has been non-existent. Any input at Talk:Singapore Lions#Requested move (Support, Oppose, Comment etc) would be appreciated. Cheers. LRD 15:50, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

October 2014[edit]

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New article[edit]

Here you go. Widely-recognised as one of the best Singapore goalkeepers. Enjoy. LRD 15:01, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Singapore Portrait Series currency notes[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Goh Keng Swee[edit]

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WikiCup 2014: The results[edit]

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The 2014 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), who flew the flag of the Smithsonian Institution. This was Godot13's first WikiCup competition and, over the 10 months of the competition, he has produced (among other contributions) two featured lists and an incredible 292 featured pictures, including architectural photographs and scans of historical documents. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 and 2013 WikiCup champion, came in second, having written a large number of biology-related articles. Scotland Casliber (submissions), WikiCup finalist every year since 2010, finished in third.

A full list of our prize-winners follows:

Congratulations to everyone who has been successful in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and a particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have participated this year. We warmly invite all of you to sign up for next year's competition. Discussions and polls concerning potential rules changes are also open, and all are welcome to participate. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2014 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! 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) 22:52, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

On new stubs[edit]

Hi! I haven't finished any new stubs over the weekend. I have zh:User:WhisperToMe/馬兆光 as a draft but I have not yet finished it. How would I say "Board of Supervisors" in Chinese? WhisperToMe (talk) 05:49, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

@WhisperToMe: To be honest, I have not seen the term "board of supervisors" used in Singapore, but I guess it would be similar to a board of directors. The Chinese term for "board of directors" is 董事会 and a director would be a 董事 (not to be confused with 导演, a film director). Since the Chinese term for "supervisor" is 监事, a "board of supervisors" would be 监事会. All the best with the draft. --Hildanknight (talk) 05:47, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Please see the updated zh:User:WhisperToMe/馬兆光. If it's 50 hanzi I'll put it in the mainspace. WhisperToMe (talk) 06:43, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the Welcome! :) Reply[edit]

Sorry, I am not exactly sure how and where I am supposed to reply to you. If I remember correctly, last time I replied to someone on my own talk page, I never got a response. I think the person didn't get a notification. :(

Thanks for the welcome. I was brought up in Singapore, but not born here. I am 23 years old too, just like you. It seems you read my little rant on my info page. Yeah I wrote that quite a while back. Although things have improved slightly since then (visual editor and flow), it is still far from user friendly. I think there is hope though, and new Wikipedia designs are moving in the right direction (Project Athena) :).

I was in the US for 3 years, but now I am back in Singapore. I had a long pause between the last time I was actively editing on Wikipedia, and now. I guess, I am going to try to get back into it. I have been spending quite a bit of time in the National Library in the last couple of weeks, so I just got the idea -- "well why not start editing Wikipedia again?", so I decided to jump in and I stumbled across Wikiproject Singapore. It would be great if I can meet up with other Wikipedians here.

It's great to find that you are also an active chess player! On Fridays, there is a free sparring session at the Singapore Chess Federation (@ Bishan CC - 7pm to 10pm). On most Fridays, I go there for some fun chess with strangers. If you don't already, and you are interested, feel free to come by.

Hope to hear from you more! :)

∞4 (talk) 07:26, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

@Infiniti4: Now you can leave replies on your talk page and if you include the {{Replyto}} template, the other editor will be notified (as you just were), so better to keep conversations in one place. Yes, I am aware of the free SCF chess club held at Bishan CC on Friday evenings. Since I live around Tampines, I went to another club at Katong, but it closed down, so I may pay a visit to Bishan CC soon. What local topics would you like to write articles about (our chess scene is not interesting enough)? --Hildanknight (talk) 15:31, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Participating in your GA drive[edit]

Hello Hildanknight, I have completed the work Lim Yew Hock, and I believe it is close to GA quality. As such, I would like to ask if you are willing to include it in your GA drive, enhancing quality of Singapore-related articles. This article is a history-related biography and I am the sole primary contributor to the article (including the IP contributions from July to August and the logged-in contributions in November). You might want to submit it for WP:GOCE first to improve its prose. Thanks! HYH.124 (talk) 10:53, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

@HYH.124: Is Lim Yew Hock your first attempt at writing a GA? That is really impressive! Well done! Since it is already December, my 2014 drive is no longer accepting new entries, but I will select the article for my 2015 drive. Any specific Singapore-related articles that you would like to write in future? --Hildanknight (talk) 15:27, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
No, but it's my first completed GA-attempt that is related to Singapore. I will be touching up on my draft on "List of current Singapore MPs" with the goal of becoming the second Singapore-related FL. I also have a specific future plan to write a few more articles that are related to Singapore's history. However, I am not sure if any Wikipedian is willing to offer his help in article collaborations as WT:SG is not a very suitable place to seek collaboration. HYH.124 (talk) 12:47, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
@HYH.124: To be honest, our small population leads to a shortage of active Singaporean Wikipedians. Virtually all Singapore-related GAs are the result of individual brilliance, traditionally by Aldwinteo, Jacklee and Hildanknight. With one retired, one too occupied with article assignments for his students and one shifting focus from writing to polishing articles by others, the time has come for a new generation to take over. Promising youngster Bonkers The Clown was banned, so that leaves you and LRD NO; have you seen his articles about local footballers? The only active Singaporean editor with GA-writing experience would be admin (and former arbitrator) Mailer diablo. If you help with his transport articles, he may help you with yours. Personally, I would love to see a list of our Cabinet ministers (and historical Cabinets) as well. All the best and feel free to ask me questions! --Hildanknight (talk) 15:25, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Please take note of WP:OWN, the articles are not "theirs"! I have completed the list of current Singapore MPs. Feel free to improve/polish the article if you want. As for my future plans to write articles, I just need people to help in cleaning-up, patrolling, nominating article for its quality and all other minor Wikipedia-related tasks, which is what you are currently doing. Of course I would try to help SGpedians you mentioned by editing their works. HYH.124 (talk) 16:37, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sungei Road[edit]

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Fandi Ahmad[edit]

The coaching section was accidentally removed by mistake. Still, there is no need to remove the now-ref international goals section. LRD 06:12, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

@LRD NO: I also cock eye and did not see the citation at the bottom of the section. We all make mistakes. --Hildanknight (talk) 10:23, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
If you want people to AGF, you have to consider practising it yourself first. Try being at a wake and then correcting a stubborn editor and a complicated stats table at 2, 3 am. Anyway, I have no time for this BS atm so do what you want. LRD 15:55, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
@LRD NO: I did assume your removal of the section was an accident. After reading my edit summary again, I realise the word "inexplicably" may have given the wrong impression. My apologies for that. --Hildanknight (talk) 16:03, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Singapore Dreaming[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Bonny Hicks[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Middle Road, Singapore[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Population control in Singapore[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Middle Road, Singapore[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Singapore Dreaming[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Balaji Sadasivan[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Population control in Singapore[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 is just around the corner...[edit]

Hello everyone, and may we wish you all a happy holiday season. As you will probably already know, the 2015 WikiCup begins in the new year; there is still time to sign up. We have a few important announcements concerning the future of the WikiCup.

  • We would like to announce that Josh (J Milburn) and Ed (The ed17), who have been WikiCup judges since 2009 and 2010 respectively, are stepping down. This decision has been made for a number of reasons, but the main one is time. Both Josh and Ed have found that, over the previous year, they have been unable to devote the time necessary to the WikiCup, and it is not likely that they will be able to do this in the near future. Furthermore, new people at the helm can only help to invigorate the WikiCup and keep it dynamic. Josh and Ed will still be around, and will likely be participating in the Cup this following year as competitors, which is where both started out.
  • In a similar vein, we hope you will all join us in welcoming Jason (Sturmvogel 66) and Christine (Figureskatingfan), who are joining Brian (Miyagawa) to form the 2015 WikiCup judging team. Jason is a WikiCup veteran, having won in 2010 and finishing in fifth this year. Christine has participated in two WikiCups, reaching the semi-finals in both, and is responsible for the GA Cup, which she now co-runs.
  • The discussions/polls concerning the next competition's rules will be closed soon, and rules changes will be made clear on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring and talk pages. While it may be impossible to please everyone, the judges will make every effort to ensure that the new rules are both fair and in the best interests of the competition, which is, first and foremost, about improving Wikipedia.

If you have any questions or concerns, the judges can be reached on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, on their talk pages, or by email. We hope you will all join us in trying to make the 2015 WikiCup the most productive and enjoyable yet. You are receiving this message because you are listed on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk), The ed17 (talk), Miyagawa (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Figureskatingfan (talk) 18:54, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Middle Road, Singapore[edit]

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A Barnstar![edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you for your tireless efforts in writing and improving Singapore-related articles to GA status. Keep up the great work! - Mailer Diablo 10:33, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Balaji Sadasivan[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Singapore Dreaming[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Bonny Hicks[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Balaji Sadasivan[edit]

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