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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 Godot13 (submissions) was the round's highest scorer, mostly due to a 32 featured pictures, including both scans and photographs. Also from Pool C, Casliber (submissions) finished second overall, claiming three featured articles, including the high-importance Grus (constellation). Third place was Pool B's Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), 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 Sven Manguard (submissions) taking Portal:Literature to featured status. The round also saw the first good topic points, thanks to 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 Figureskatingfan (submissions), a good article on the noted Czech footballer Tomáš Rosický from Cloudz679 (submissions) and a now-featured video game screenshot, freely released due to the efforts of 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)
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|Thank you for your recent work on the transcript. Some of us appreciated it very much. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 18:41, 4 July 2014 (UTC)|
Would you be interested in helping to organize some type of Wikimedian usergroup based around Chicago - Wikipedia talk:Meetup/Chicago 9#Fresh Coast Wikimedians usergroup?. I think you could perhaps provide some leadership and experience with national activities that would be helpful to the local group. Btw, I mentioned this on the Wiknic talkpage because I thought people would notice it there, but certainly it doesn't have to be a function of one particular event, especially if you can't make it then.--Pharos (talk) 20:34, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
- @Pharos: To be honest, I don't really have the time or bandwidth to organize this. Thanks for thinking of me, though! Keilana|Parlez ici 20:53, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
The Signpost: 02 July 2014
- News and notes: Wikimedia Israel receives Roaring Lion award
- In the media: Wiki Education; medical content; PR firms
- WikiProject report: Indigenous peoples of North America
- Traffic report: The Cup runneth over... and over.
- Featured content: Ship-shape
- Technology report: In memoriam: the Toolserver (2005–14)
In my opinion the transcripts for multimedia files should go straight to the description page at Commons so that they stay close together, as I've done here. While I'm sure your user page would make a stable home also, I think that down the line the two are prone to become separated - for example, in the future a Wikipedia successor might mirror only the file but not your user page, or a volunteer trying to collate the content might casually discard a userpage link as not certain to be relevant. I don't guarantee opinion will agree with me, but I thought I should let you know that I made the copy. Wnt (talk) 19:34, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
The Signpost: 09 July 2014
- Special report: Wikimania 2014—what will it cost?
- Wikimedia in education: Exploring the United States and Canada with LiAnna Davis
- Featured content: Three cheers for featured pictures!
- Traffic report: World Cup, Tim Howard rule the week