User talk:J Milburn
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Please create new sections at the bottom of the page. Do not assume I know which article, image or page you are talking about, please provide a link so I do know, even it has been deleted. Also, please sign your messages, so I know who you are. I will reply on your talk page, unless you tell me otherwise.
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2015 GA Cup
We would like to announce the start of the 2nd GA Cup, a competition that seeks to encourage the reviewing of Good article nominations! Our inaugural competition, which ran from October 2014 to April 2015, was such a resounding success that we'd like to do it again. Currently, there are over 500 GANs ready to be reviewed; competitors in the previous GA Cup reviewed about 570 GAs, so we can again make a huge impact in helping editors improve articles in Wikipedia and decrease the traditionally long queue at GAN.
The 2nd GA Cup will begin on July 1, 2015. As last time, five rounds are currently scheduled (which will bring the competition to a close on November 28, 2015), but this may change based on participant numbers. The judges learned a lot during the 1st GA Cup which exposed weaknesses in its system. Using both the feedback from last year's participants and the weaknesses discovered, we've revised the scoring system to make it more fair. The sign-up and submissions process will remain the same.
We also are introducing three new judges:, and . So in total, there will be six judges. We hope this will allow the competition to run more smoothly.
Sign-ups for the upcoming competition are currently open and will close on July 15, 2015. Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors, so sign-up now!
If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the judges.
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Non-free screenshot of episode
You recently nominated File:The Hawking Excitation.jpg and File:The Werewolf Transformation.jpg for deletion. I think your issue was that you think the images violate WP:NFCCP#8. I have tried to expand the image use rationales: the gist of my message is that showing an image helps identify the subjects of the episodes and the way they are portrayed. A picture paints a thousand words and I know that, as a reader, I find it very helpful when episode articles have a screenshot, because it helps me identify the episode in a way that blocks of text can't. However, if consensus seems to be against including screenshots from episodes without some unique reason for inclusion and you are still unsatisfied with my fair use rationales, go ahead and delete the images. I was under the impression that consensus was in favour of this (in the same way consensus seems to be in favour of album cover images on album articles) when I uploaded the files, but if you're asserting the opposite then fair enough. You might also want to look at File:The Stag Convergence.jpg and File:The Convention Conundrum.jpg (other images I uploaded for episode articles), and nominate them for deletion for the same reasons. — Bilorv(talk)(c)(e) 19:59, 1 June 2015 (UTC)