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Welcome to the 2013 WikiCup[edit]

Hello, Igordebraga, and welcome to the 2013 WikiCup! Your submissions' page is here. The first round will last until the end of February, at which point the top 64 scorers will advance to the second round. We will be in touch at the end of every month, and signups are going to remain open until the end of January; if you know of anyone else who may like to take part, please let them know! A few reminders:

  • The rules can be found here. There have been a few changes from last year, which are listed on that page.
  • Anything you submit must have been nominated and promoted in 2013, and you need to have completed significant work upon it in 2013. (The articles you review at good article reviews does not need to have been nominated in 2013, but you do need to have started and completed the review in 2013.) We will be checking.
  • If you feel that another competitor is breaking the rules or abusing the competition in some way, please let a judge know. Please do not remove entries from the submissions' pages of others yourself.
  • Don't worry about calculating precisely how many points everything is worth. The bot will do that. The bot may occasionally get something wrong- let a judge know, or post on the WikiCup talk page if that happens.
  • Please try to be prompt in updating submissions' pages so that they can be double-checked.

Overall, however, don't worry, and have fun. It doesn't matter if you make the odd mistake; these things happen. Questions can be asked on the WikiCup talk page. Good luck! J Milburn and The ed17 13:03, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sanguinarium[edit]

The article Sanguinarium 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 needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Sanguinarium for things which need to be addressed. Ruby 2010/2013 00:49, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

I got two more reviews added in. Strangely enough, they are sorta positive about the episode. They're not much, but they're the best I could do. Hope that helps.--Gen. Quon (Talk) 15:09, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Bond topic[edit]

Hi Igor, The good news is that we have Wikipedia talk:Featured topic questions#James Bond films until the end of February to get it to GA. The article is in pretty good shape as it stands and I think it could go through fairly easily, but there is a problem of stability, with too many people still seeing the film for the first time and wanting to come in and have their say. Ideally I would want to get it through before mid-Feb, as that is when the DVD versions come out and, once again, everyone is going to want to have their say, which will be awkward if we're in the middle of a review at the time. The other option—if we can't get it through because of the stability issue—is to let the topic lapse in the short term and re-apply once the article has calmed down a bit and passed GA. That's not an ideal scenario, but it is a possibility if the worst comes to the worst. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 16:00, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Skyfall through as GA, so the topic is nice and safe. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 02:34, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Predatoroonops[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 01:17, 20 January 2013 (UTC)


WikiCup 2013 January newsletter[edit]

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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:

Featured articles, portals and topics, as well as good topics, are yet to feature in the competition.

This year, the bonus points system has been reworked, with bonus points on offer for old articles prepared for did you know, and "multiplier" points reworked to become more linear. For details, please see Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring. There have been some teething problems as the bot has worked its way around the new system, but issues should mostly be ironed out- please report any problems to the WikiCup talk page. Here are some participants worthy of note with regards to the bonus points:

  • United States Ed! (submissions) was the first to score bonus points, with Portland-class cruiser, a good article.
  • Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) has the highest overall bonus points, as well as the highest scoring article, thanks to his work on Enrico Fermi, now a good article. The biography of such a significant figure to the history of science warrants nearly five times the normal score.
  • Chicago HueSatLum (submissions) claimed bonus points for René Vautier and Nicolas de Fer, articles that did not exist on the English Wikipedia at the start of the year; a first for the WikiCup. The articles were eligible for bonus points because of fact they were both covered on a number of other Wikipedias.

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?

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) 00:26, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Crimewave[edit]

I've begun a GA review for Crimewave; take a look on the talk page. Thanks as always for your work, Khazar2 (talk) 05:04, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

WP:NBA at WP:FAC[edit]

I see that you were once active at WP:FAC. Of the 6 WP:NBA WP:FAs, you reviewed 3 of them (Michael Jordan, Yao Ming and Toronto Raptors). No NBA FAC has passed since Magic Johnson did on 2009-04-19. Recently, I have been frustrated by almost no comments on my FAC nominations of Juwan Howard. I was wondering if you might be willing to participate in the review for Howard if I renominated him in a couple of months.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 19:43, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Juwan Howard/archive5 now open.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 14:58, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
I responded to your comment from a couple of days ago and would appreciate further commentary.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 04:16, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your contributions to bring Crimewave to Good Article status. Thanks, and keep up the good work! -- Khazar2 (talk) 12:52, 15 February 2013 (UTC)


WikiCup 2013 February newsletter[edit]

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!

A few final administrative issues. From now on, submission pages will need only a link to the article and a link to the nomination page, or, in the case of good article reviews, a link to the review only. See your submissions' page for details. This will hopefully make updating submission pages a little less tedious. 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) J Milburn (talk) 11:59, 1 March 2013 (UTC)


Thanks...[edit]

I thought about submitting the article FIFA Club World Cup to become a GA nomination. But I have seen the GA nomination reviews to be extremely backed-up. And seeing how it is going there, it could be months before anything gets seen with the article I am trying to promote. Between that and waiting for two more weeks, it simply seems better to wait the two weeks to promote it to the best quality label than one that will get it months later. EpidemiaCorinthiana (talk) 23:06, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

If you would help me support it, I will nominate it as a GA. Would you? EpidemiaCorinthiana (talk) 15:28, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Here it is. Just click on the "follow this link" link, please... EpidemiaCorinthiana (talk) 17:51, 13 March 2013 (UTC)


Bleed Like Me[edit]

Someone picked up the review 5 minutes before I was about to! Never mind. The only thing I'd say is that the date format i you've got is American, rather than British. Cheers! - SchroCat (talk) 13:37, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

FAC comment[edit]

Hi. Would you care to comment at my nomination here for the article Song of Innocence? A support, oppose, or any other comment to start the process would be appreciated. If not, no need to reply to this. Dan56 (talk) 00:14, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

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Bleed Like Me[edit]

There are some serious prose issues in the article, I hope you can address them. Come to the review page. —Indian:BIO · [ ChitChat ] 07:31, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

The College Dropout promotion[edit]

Hey, I just bumped The College Dropout up to GA. Thanks for addressing all my review points and thanks for your patience. Great work! --Brandt Luke Zorn (talk) 18:35, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Certainly, I can probably get to it later today or tomorrow. I also have two album articles up at GAC at the moment, Far Side Virtual and Rain in England, if you'd like to review either. --Brandt Luke Zorn (talk) 18:52, 9 April 2013 (UTC)


DYK for Fred Baron (producer)[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Question about The Evil Dead[edit]

Hi there Igordebraga, hope you're doing well! :)

Just curious, how'd you come by to nominate The Evil Dead as a WP:GAN candidate, it appears you don't have any contributions to that article page's edit history, erm, going back to its earliest existence?

No worries or anything, I'm just a bit confused?

Cirt (talk) 02:33, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the helpful explanation! I'll take a look, — Cirt (talk) 15:56, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
Oh and also - Did you see the cites needed and {{unsourcedsect}} I added to The Evil Dead? — Cirt (talk) 15:58, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Update: Your edits were undone with no explanation? — Cirt (talk) 06:05, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Please see Talk:The Evil Dead. Unfortunately, this means this is now a stability problem, harming chances for GA status due to stability criterion being risked due to this user undoing productive edits with zero explanation as to why he is doing this reverting. — Cirt (talk) 12:09, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Reply[edit]

  1. The Evil Dead
  2. Star Trek: Insurrection
  3. Nefarious: Merchant of Souls

Found these, listed at Wikipedia:Good article nominations/Topic lists/Media and drama. — Cirt (talk) 02:41, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Did what I could in the first. Also, I meant to take a look at Bleed Like Me to see if a clean-up of the prose as the reviewer complained is possible (but thanks for your input, even changed a bit of the article). igordebraga 05:28, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
Ah, okay thanks for the update, I'll take another look at those. — Cirt (talk) 06:04, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

GA Review on Hold for The Evil Dead[edit]

Please see comments at Talk:The Evil Dead/GA1.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of issues here to address.

Please keep me posted on your progress, with notes at Talk:The Evil Dead/GA1.

Good luck,

Cirt (talk) 20:25, 4 May 2013 (UTC)


Interspersed comments at Talk:The Evil Dead/GA1[edit]

Minor easy fix: Could you please move your comments below all mine, at Talk:The Evil Dead/GA1, instead of interspersed replies?

Thank you, — Cirt (talk) 01:29, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

GOCE requests[edit]

Hi. When making requests on the GOCE Requests board, please place them at the very end. I have moved your latest to the correct place. --Stfg (talk) 09:11, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Copyedit of The Evil Dead[edit]

Hi! I'm almost finished with my copyedit of The Evil Dead per the request at the Horror Wikiproject, and I was wondering if you could clarify a few points. Thank you! Rapunzel-bellflower (talk) 16:38, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Tommy Amaker/archive1[edit]

Following the recent successful WP:FAC nomination of Juwan Howard, I am now nominating Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Tommy Amaker/archive1. Please come comment.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 13:26, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

I could use some more feedback.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 22:30, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

re GA[edit]

It's difficult to understand through all the indented-replies-in-between-original-comments at the GA Review subpage. I've asked the copyeditor to revisit and comment about the state of the article. — Cirt (talk) 17:21, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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"Skyfall"[edit]

SchroCat removed his nomination because I told him that the article wasn't ready and had a lot of discrepancies. All you've done is expand, and now it's even worse. I can see spelling mistakes, awful MOS and a general lack of cohesiveness needed for a music article. I'm not going to even start on the references... You shouldn't be taking "risks" with GAN, as you said, that means you clearly don't think it's ready. You may have expanded it a bit, but you've paid no attention to detail or MOS. It is more of a mess than now than it was before.  — AARONTALK 11:40, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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X-Files A-Class articles[edit]

Is there anyway you could drop by the A-class X-Files nomination and add suggestions/support/opposition to these articles: "Vienen", "The Gift", "Millennium", and "X-Cops". They've been waiting there forever, and I feel they may have been forgotten. I'd like to get them out of the limbo they're stuck in.--Gen. Quon (Talk) 16:36, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Skyfall review[edit]

I've begun the GA review for Skyfall (song) and have noted a few initial concerns. Could you comment there when you have a chance? Thanks for your work on this one! -- Khazar2 (talk) 01:27, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Copy-edit of Bleed Like Me[edit]

Hi Igordebraga, I'm beginning the copy-edit you requested to the above article at the GOCE Request page. Please feel free to contact me, and to correct of revert my edits if I'm doing something I shouldn't. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 23:54, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Done—feel free to contact me about any issues arising from the copy-edit. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 00:07, 7 June 2013 (UTC)


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The Evil Dead[edit]

It's finished! I hope you're happy with the work. If you have any other questions or want me to take another look at anything, leave me a message at my talk page. Thanks. —Torchiest talkedits 12:35, 10 July 2013 (UTC)


FAN Request[edit]

Hello! Since you have been very helpful with The X-Files project, I was wondering if you could drop by Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/X-Cops (The X-Files)/archive1 and cast a vote/provide suggestions. Thanks!--Gen. Quon (Talk) 17:39, 1 August 2013 (UTC)


Talkback[edit]

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Sorcerer[edit]

I'll gladly apply your proposed changes - this was something I thought of myself, but I have 10 days to finish my master's thesis now, so I cannot contribute, but thanks!!! Salt The Fries 86 (talk) 17:47, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Million Award[edit]

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For your contributions to bring Jaws (film) (estimated annual readership: 1,146,000) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 13:20, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

The Million Award is a new initiative to recognize the editors of Wikipedia's most-read content; you can read more about the award and its possible tiers (Quarter Million Award, Half Million Award, and Million Award) at Wikipedia:Million Award. You're also welcome to display this userbox:

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If I've made any error in this listing, please don't hesitate to correct it; if for any reason you don't feel you deserve it, please don't hesitate to remove it; if you know of any other editor who merits one of these awards, please don't hesitate to give it; if you yourself deserve another award from any of the three tiers, please don't hesitate to take it! Cheers and all best, -- Khazar2 (talk) 13:20, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Looks like I owe you at least one more of these--congrats! Only a very short list of editors have earned two. -- Khazar2 (talk) 15:23, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
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2012–13 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team[edit]

Because of your active involvement in Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Juwan Howard/archive5 and Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Tommy Amaker/archive1, I thought you might be interested in commenting at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/2012–13 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team/archive1.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 00:22, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Re:Sorcerer[edit]

Hello, sorry that I couldn't get back earlier to you, I've been busy writing my master's thesis but now I officially graduated! So thank you for your kind words and I'll try to contribute to your The Evil Dead page! Cheers! Salt The Fries 86 (talk) 19:04, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Pearl Jam's Featured Topic[edit]

Hello Igor. I am letting you know that, since you started the nomination to get the Pearl Jam studio albums topic to Good Topic status, that Lightning Bolt (Pearl Jam album) has been released and as such there is a retention period to have it reach at least Good Article status by January 11th, 2014. If it does not reach at least Good Article status by the time the grace period ends, the topic will be placed at GTRC and will be decided to have its status remain or taken away. Thank you for reading this. GamerPro64 20:03, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

I'm bumping this to remind you that the topic has about a month and a half left until it's put up for removal. If Lightning Bolt (Pearl Jam album) is at least at WP:GAN before January 15, 2014, the topic won't be put up for removal pending the result of the GA review.-- 23:17, 1 December 2013 (UTC)


Your GA nomination of Bleed Like Me[edit]

The article Bleed Like Me 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 needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Bleed Like Me for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of LazyBastardGuy -- LazyBastardGuy (talk) 20:50, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

WP:FT topic question[edit]

Hello, you recently commented on the Featured Topic nomination Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Battlecruisers of the World/archive1. There have been three different versions of the topic box proposed - could you take a look at them and offer an opinion as to which is best? Thanks. Parsecboy (talk) 18:37, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

FAC?[edit]

Hi. I noticed that you tagged Talk:Black Ice (album) as a featured article candidate, but didn't complete the nomination process. If you want the nomination to proceed, you need to create the nomination page (from the link in the template) and then add the nomination page at WP:FAC. Thanks! Maralia (talk) 02:14, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for the confusion; the article talk page somehow hadn't updated, so I was still seeing the redlink to create the nom page. I've never seen a false redlink there, so I presumed you hadn't completed the nom. It was still there for me just now—had to purge the page to get it to update properly. Anyway, looks good now (and nice nom statement!). Maralia (talk) 02:21, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for review and link[edit]

Huge thanks for taking a peek at A Cure for Pokeritis, reminding me that I need to spend some time with the anemic lead, and -- most importantly, perhaps -- finding an example of a silent short that made GA (and even has a failed FAC to crib from). It's all quite appreciated. I've just managed to scrape up a few more sources for the article as well, and hope to get ready for the push toward GA within the next week or so. Thanks! Squeamish Ossifrage (talk) 06:03, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup award[edit]

In recognition of your participation in the 2013 Wikipedia:WikiCup. J Milburn (talk · contribs) and The ed17 (talk · contribs) 15:28, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Pearl Jam studio albums[edit]

Hi. I am letting you know that the Good Topic Pearl Jam studio albums is on a retention period as the article Lightning Bolt (Pearl Jam album) has been be at least up to GA status by January 15th. If on the 15th the article is not up to at least GA status, the topic has to go to GTRC where it would be determined whether it should have its status removed or not. Thank you for your time. GamerPro64 00:43, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Update - A review for the topic has been started here. GamerPro64 19:21, 17 January 2014 (UTC)


Welcome to the 2014 WikiCup![edit]

Hello Igordebraga, and welcome to the 2014 WikiCup! Your submission page can be found here. The competition began on 1 January. There have been a few small changes from last year; the rules can be read in full at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring, and the page also includes a summary of changes. One important rule to remember is that only content on which you have completed significant work, and nominated, in 2014 is eligible for points in the competition- the judges will be checking! As ever, this year's competition includes some younger editors. If you are a younger editor, you are certainly welcome, but we have written an advice page at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Advice for younger editors for you. Please do take a look. Any questions should be directed to one of the judges, or left on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will make it to round 2. Good luck! J Milburn (talk · contribs), The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 18:17, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Pearl Jam albums[edit]

Please stop There is a thread at at the template's talk page about this right now and there is ample consensus about this—it's also in the template documentation. These chronologies include all albums, not just studio albums. Why would Pearl Jam's two most recent studio albums be an exception? —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:25, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Misuse Someone has gone by and undone the proper chronologies which I created. I'll have to go back and fix them when I have the free time. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:30, 4 January 2014 (UTC)


Yeezus[edit]

Hey Igordebraga, I recently nominated Yeezus for GA status, so we are closer to the goal of Good Topic for his albums. If you have anytime at all, if you could either review and/or give it a copy edit if anything is needed to be changed, it would all be appreciated. STATic message me! 17:21, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Jurassic Park (film)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Jurassic Park (film) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of FunkMonk -- FunkMonk (talk) 04:31, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Jurassic Park (film)[edit]

The article Jurassic Park (film) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Jurassic Park (film) for comments about the article. Well done! Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of FunkMonk -- FunkMonk (talk) 18:02, 25 January 2014 (UTC)


WikiCup 2014 January newsletter[edit]

The 2014 WikiCup is off to a flying start, with, at time of writing, 138 participants. The is the largest number of participants we have seen since 2010. If you are yet to join the competition, don't worry- the judges have agreed to keep the signups open for a few more days. By a wide margin, our current leader is newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose set of 14 featured pictures, the first FPs of the competition, was worth 490 points. Here are some more noteworthy scorers:

Featured articles, featured lists, featured topics and featured portals are yet to play a part in the competition. The judges have removed a number of submissions which were deemed ineligible. Typically, we aim to see work on a project, followed by a nomination, followed by promotion, this year. We apologise for any disappointment caused by our strict enforcement this year; we're aiming to keep the competition as fair as possible.

Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may be interested to take part in The Core Contest; unlike the WikiCup, The Core Contest is not about audited content, but, like the WikiCup, it is about article improvement; specifically, The Core Contest is about contribution to some of Wikipedia's most important article. Of course, any work done for The Core Contest, if it leads to a DYK, GA or FA, can earn WikiCup points.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 19:54, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening at WP:FAR[edit]

I have nominated Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. IX|(C"<) 06:56, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

The amazing Dana boomer had just put the FAR on hold because I failed to see any collabrations/responses from other users before I started it. I agreed with her that I should continue discussing "Devil May Cry 3"'s problems on the article talk page with other users like you. I want you to collaborate on improving this article because you've done FAs and GAs on video games, and you're pretty active and great. Let's go to the article talk page to discuss the article's flaws. IX|(C"<) 23:23, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Well okay, I see you did the Metroid Prime FA, which was okay for the time you improved it backed in 2008. It went through three FACs to become an FA, and it was previously a Good Article (GA). The article's first revision as an FA does not qualify for "featured" status by today's standards, with an incomplete intro, outdated prose standards, instances of amateur-quality citations/references, and even some grammar issues. The current revision has problems too. The prose has expanded, but some more references can be added, and the grammar seems unbalanced. IX|(C"<) 01:52, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Compared to Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening as an FA, Metroid Prime was more likely to be improved. Devil May Cry 3 is shorter and lower quality than Metroid Prime: "DMC3:DA" has unsourced statements, poor grammar, no screenshots, and is not comprehensive enough. "MP" is better than DMC3 but still contains unbalanced grammar. Both need FARs. IX|(C"<) 02:06, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Can you please answer the three questions I left in Devil May Cry 3's talk page? The first one is related to its FAC, the second wants you to compare it to a recent FA, the third just needs your opinion on the article and how it does not meet the FA standards. IX|(C"<) 02:17, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Of course, we hope that happens. We made requests for two articles to be copyedited: Devil May Cry 3 and Metroid Prime. I asked PresN to do three tasks that I wrote down on the article page. The first one demands he'd rewrite and expand the "Sales" section and include reliable information about the game's sales in Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, etc. (everywhere else around the world). The second says the article needs additional references. The third gives him chances to upload a screenshot of the game with a "Fair use rationale" template. IX|(C"<) 02:34, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

PresN instead made good comments about the article. IX|(C"<) 00:07, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

It seems to me like I'm difficult at finding someone who's VERY interested in improving this article, which needs lots of cleanup on the prose, grammar, etc. to maintain its FA status. So here's a list of problems PresN found on DMC3 that must be addressed:

  • Unreferenced sentences (Gameplay)
  • Choppy, short paragraphs in Development, and the section as a whole could stand to be expanded if any sources exist.
  • The reception table is way too long, while the reception prose is vague and short. Seriously, there's link one medium-sized paragraph of actual reception on the game elements, from North America-only.
  • No need for a separate sales section unless more information can be found- usually it can't.
  • Choppy, short paragraphs in Other Releases.
  • Poor sources (the-laser.com, devilmaycry.org, Gamingtarget.com, Devil's Chapel, Gameslave)
  • Lead does not sufficiently cover the article (nothing about the development, almost nothing about gameplay)
  • Awkward wording and grammar throughout- needs a copyedit
Bad reference formatting (dates aren't consistent, there's a dead link, authors missing on several sources)

User:PresN

There will be a copyedit to the DMC3 article, hopefully since I made such request for the WP:GOCE. However, maybe you can fix the article with this list. IX|(C"<) 19:52, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

I started a section on WT:VG called "Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening needs rewrites/cleanup to maintain FA status". It starts with a question to improve the Devil May Cry 3 article as many users aren't interested in maintaining its FA status since the article's old. Indeed, more users are interested in writing new Good Articles (GAs) and Featured Articles (FAs) than deal with old ones, which is a topic what users there are discussing, even me. The section is pretty interesting since the point is "old is asleep, new is awake." IX|(C"<) 19:44, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Lightning Bolt (Pearl Jam album)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Lightning Bolt (Pearl Jam album) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Adam Cuerden -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:12, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Lightning Bolt (Pearl Jam album)[edit]

The article Lightning Bolt (Pearl Jam album) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Lightning Bolt (Pearl Jam album) for comments about the article. Well done! Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Adam Cuerden -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:22, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

X-Men: The Last Stand[edit]

Although we both seem interested in taking it to GA status, you seem restricted by "procrastination". Still, I feel some statements need sourcing. Can you please have a look into the article and tag the unsourced statements if any? I'll fill them later. Kailash29792 (talk) 05:20, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

The GOCE editing is complete. Does it look worthy of GA status at the moment? I feel it does, but do you know of more content that can be added? Kailash29792 (talk) 14:59, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 February newsletter[edit]

And so ends the most competitive first round we have ever seen, with 38 points required to qualify for round 2. Last year, 19 points secured a place; before that, 11 (2012) or 8 (2011) were enough. This is both a blessing and a curse. While it shows the vigourous good health of the competition, it also means that we have already lost many worthy competitors. Our top three scorers were:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer whose high-quality scans of rare banknotes represent an unusual, interesting and valuable contribution to Wikipedia. Most of Godot's points this round have come from a large set of pictures used in Treasury Note (1890–91).
  2. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions), a WikiCup veteran and a finalist last year, Adam is also a featured picture specialist, focusing on the restoration of historical images. This month's promotions have included a carefully restored set of artist William Russell Flint's work.
  3. United States WikiRedactor (submissions), another WikiCup newcomer. WikiRedactor has claimed points for good article reviews and good articles relating to pop music, many of which were awarded bonus points. Articles include Sky Ferreira, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus and "Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus song).

Other competitors of note include:

After such a competitive first round, expect the second round to also be fiercely fought. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2, but please do not update your submission page until March (UTC). Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 00:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Iron Man 3[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Iron Man 3 you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Corvoe -- Corvoe (talk) 05:41, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Iron Man 3[edit]

The article Iron Man 3 you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Iron Man 3 for comments about the article. Well done! Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Corvoe -- Corvoe (talk) 12:51, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For making Iron Man 3 a GA! Now the Iron Man trilogy has a chance of being promoted to Good topic status, and it's all thanks to you. So congrats! Kailash29792 (talk) 14:45, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Lost request[edit]

Hello fellow Lost fan! I'm trying to get Walkabout (Lost) to FA-status as part of my Operation Lost project. I noticed from your edits that you have the season 1 audio commentary, and I was wondering if there's anything discussed on it about the 'Walkabout' episode that isn't already in the article. If there is, could you please tell me what? Also, if you wanna help me with my project, please do Face-smile.svg

Thanks! Newyorkadam (talk) 02:14, 4 March 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

Edit: Never mind, found it! However, if I find anything in the future that doesn't have a transcript, can I ask you for help? Thanks!

Nice :D[edit]

Nice work on reducing the plot summaries, I generally have trouble doing that :)

I've nominated Walkabout (Lost) for FA, and as you saw Pilot (Lost) is now a GA :D This is going great! -Newyorkadam (talk) 23:39, 9 March 2014 (UTC)Newyradam

X-Men 3 GA[edit]

So does it go this way? You have edited X-Men: The Last Stand more often than me, so that means you shall nominate it for GA soon enough. The only question is, when? Or does it already look GA-worthy at the moment? Kailash29792 (talk) 04:23, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

I wish you all the best for the GA review of X-Men 3. Kailash29792 (talk) 03:04, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
I have opened a discussion here that may interest you. Kailash29792 (talk) 05:27, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Stuff[edit]

I'm glad somebody finally got around to doing that, it was something I was planning before the release of Yeezus! Wonderful work to everyone involved, however Dan56 should really be credited as the main contributor I feel, he must be the hardest working editor on this site. I pray for the poor soul who decides to eventually take one of them to FAC though, those are some huge articles. Bruce Campbell (talk) 23:56, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

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)

Metroid Prime[edit]


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WikiCup error[edit]

Hi there- this is just a quick note to apologise for a small but important mistake in the last WikiCup newsletter; it is not 64 users who will progress to the next round, but 32. J Milburn (talk) 18:55, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Your user page compressed into a navbox.[edit]

Your friend Gonna is back! I converted and compressed your user page into a navbox template [here]. It wasn't too long to make, but I already used it for my whole userpage. This use of the Navbox template makes userpages seem either taller or shorter without any need of a "Table of Contents" part, and it make plain userpages look like the insides of boxes. (=D) }IMr*|(60nna)I{ 01:28, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Lion King[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article The Lion King you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of XXSNUGGUMSXX -- XXSNUGGUMSXX (talk) 19:00, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

You just have a few things left to do and it's back up to GA! XXSNUGGUMSXX (talk) 22:55, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Lion King[edit]

The article The Lion King you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:The Lion King for comments about the article. Well done! Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of XXSNUGGUMSXX -- XXSNUGGUMSXX (talk) 04:21, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For restoring the GA-status of The Lion King! Kailash29792 (talk) 04:58, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Million award[edit]

Million award logo.svg The Million Award
For your contributions to bring The Lion King (estimated annual readership: 1,689,248) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! -- Bobnorwal (talk) 23:41, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Good job getting it back together. Bobnorwal (talk) 23:41, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

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) 17:56, 4 May 2014 (UTC)


A review of you will[edit]

Hi Igor. Do you have some spare time to go through Megadeth and perhaps cast your vote whether you think the article deserves to be promoted at the review page? Given your experience in working with hard rock albums and bands, I think you can contribute with helpful suggestions if you fund anything that needs to be addressed. Appreciate the input!--Вик Ретлхед (talk) 14:02, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

X-Men film continuity[edit]

It seems like the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past completely wiped out those of The Last Stand and X-Men Origins Wolverine, I mean they prevented them from happening. Even as TLS awaits its GA review, I felt that fact could be added to the article. But since you were more committed to the article than me, I think you know where in the article can this statement be added — that it was erased from continuity. Kailash29792 (talk) 07:25, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Re: X-Men: The Last Stand[edit]

Have you addressed all of the concerns expressed during the last GA review? The coverage of the topic expressed by the last reviewer doesn't seem to have been directly addressed, although the cast section has grown in response. "Other characters" is still mostly unsourced, and the recommendations from the reviewer in regards to this problem have not been followed. Should this article be failed? Viriditas (talk) 02:25, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace[edit]


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)

Garbage genres discussion[edit]

Hi. You're a past editor in the Garbage articles, would you mind giving your input on the latest discussion? Talk:Garbage_(band)#Genres --Lpdte77 (talk) 02:05, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of The Cost of Living (Lost)[edit]

The article The Cost of Living (Lost) 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:The Cost of Living (Lost) for things which need to be addressed. 23W 04:14, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Cost of Living (Lost)[edit]

The article The Cost of Living (Lost) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:The Cost of Living (Lost) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. 23W 05:04, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Robert Maxwell[edit]

I removed your reference to Tomorrow Never Dies from the Robert Maxwell because of the guidelines in the WP:TRIVIA article. As the reference to Maxwell in the Bond film's article was somewhat underdeveloped, I have now moved your addition (with appropriate minor changes). Philip Cross (talk) 08:40, 17 August 2014 (UTC)