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- 1 Thank you
- 2 FYI
- 3 POTD notification
- 4 WikiCup 2014 February newsletter
- 5 Books & Bytes, Issue 4
- 6 Signpost discussion report
- 7 FP candidates of Wells Cathedral
- 8 POTD notification
- 9 Scotch pine
- 10 This Month in GLAM: February 2014
- 11 This Month in GLAM: February 2014
- 12 Arbitration request motion passed
Thank you for your notes at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2014-02-19/Featured content about Portal:Star Trek and Portal:Freedom of speech, most appreciated, — Cirt (talk) 01:16, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
To continue getting deliveries of the Signpost you'll need to move your page into a talk namespace (User talk: would be most appropriate). Best, - Jarry1250 [Vacation needed] 14:48, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
- @Jarry1250: My Signpost delivery page is a user talk page. I think you need a vacation! --Pine✉ 07:24, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
- Hehe, that I do :) MassMessage is complaining about something though -- on the spamlist, is it listed as a talk page? - Jarry1250 [Vacation needed] 15:39, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:ESO Centaurus A LABOCA.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on March 17, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-03-17. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:58, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
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:
- 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).
- 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.
- 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:
- Hahc21 (submissions), who helped take Thirty Flights of Loving through good article candidates and featured article candidates, claiming the first first featured article of the competition.
- Prism (submissions), who claimed the first featured list of the competition with Natalia Kills discography.
- Cwmhiraeth (submissions), who takes the title of the contributor awarded the highest bonus point multiplier (resulting in the highest scoring article) of the competition so far. Her high-importance salamander, now a good article, scored 108 points.
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 (talk • email), The ed17 (talk • email) and Miyagawa (talk • email) 00:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
Books & Bytes, Issue 4
Signpost discussion report
Hi. I haven't seen one of these lately so I thought I'd try to write one for the upcoming edition: Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2014-03-05/Discussion report. Your thoughts? Also pinging The ed17. - tucoxn\talk 02:12, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- @Tucoxn: thank you. There haven't been DRs because FC was seriously backlogged and we were short on people to work on it so I was working on those reports instead. You can be the lead writer for DR if you and The ed17 want. --Pine✉ 05:14, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
FP candidates of Wells Cathedral
Thanks for your note. I had given up on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Wells Cathedral east end and didn't know you could renominate. I do have Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Wells Cathedral in the reflecting pool in the grounds of the Bishops Palace currently under consideration.— Rod talk 07:59, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:John Jay (Gilbert Stuart portrait).jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on March 24, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-03-24. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:06, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
The pic "Looking up at the branches of a Pinus sylvestris tree" on your user page is a very fine photo. You could nominate it as an FP, since it appears at Scots pine (Scotch pine is the U.S. version of the name, in my experience). Sca (talk) 15:21, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
- @Sca: Thanks Sca. I have nominated it for FP before but it failed Criterion 7. I have added an English caption but the technical quality of the photo is not great. A photo of the same subject with better technical quality would be a good FPC. --Pine✉ 07:34, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
This Month in GLAM: February 2014
This Month in GLAM: February 2014
Arbitration request motion passed
An Arbitration Clarification request motion passed. You contributed to the discussion (or are on the committee or a clerk)
The motion reads as follows:
- By way of clarification, the formal warning issued by Kevin Gorman was out of process and therefore has no effect. The provisions of WP:BLPBAN will be reviewed by the Arbitration Committee and where necessary updated.