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- 1 Please comment on Talk:North American Water and Power Alliance
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- 3 The Signpost: 24 July 2013
- 4 DYK-Good Article Request for Comment
- 5 WikiCup 2013 July newsletter
- 6 The Signpost: 31 July 2013
- 7 Articles you might like to edit, from SuggestBot
- 8 Please comment on Talk:Race and intelligence
- 9 The Signpost: 07 August 2013
- 10 The Center Line: Summer 2013
- 11 GOCE July 2013 copy edit drive wrap-up
- 12 The Signpost: 14 August 2013
Please comment on Talk:North American Water and Power Alliance
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Hello. There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is WP:COMPETENCE problem with Arctic Kangaroo on AfC. Thank you. Issues about your adoption of AK have been brought up - please see lowest subthread. Thanks, Mdann52 (talk) 17:50, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
- In my comment I pointed out that even if you gave imperfect advice, that advice did not get Arctic Kangaroo into trouble, as he didn't take that advice. I clawed back part of my criticism of you as a mentor, as we are all fallible, and it is unfair to judge someone based on a single mistake.
- When you get back, it might be a moot point, but am I correct that Arctic Kangaroo only completed the very first steps of being mentored? Geo Swan (talk) 20:51, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
- By Rcsprinter's marking, AK has thus far completed four out of the nine "required" lessons, including the entirety of the lesson covering copyright. It's not entirely clear (by which I mean, I haven't checked) why it has taken AK seven months to get that far. Obviously it would have been better for AK to complete the course before embarking on things like AfC. I may have some recommendations about ways forward. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 23:17, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
The Signpost: 24 July 2013
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We're halfway through this year's penultimate round, and the competition is moving along well. Pool A's Sasata (submissions) currently leads overall, while Pool B's Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) is second. Both leaders are WikiCup veterans, and both have already scored over 600 points this month. If the round were to end today, Miyagawa (submissions), with 274 points, would be the lowest-scoring participant to make it through. This indicates that participants will need a score comparable to last year's (573, the highest ever) to qualify for the final. The high scores this year are a testament both to the quality of participants and to the increased focus on significant content (eligible for bonus points) in this year's competition. So far this round, both Sasata and Cwmhiraeth (submissions) have made up over half of their score through bonus points, with, for example, high importance FA koala earning Sasata a total of 440 points (from a multiplier of 4.4) and high-importance GA sea earning Cwmhiraeth a total of 216 points (from a multiplier of 7.2). Other articles on important topics submitted this round include a featured article on the Norman conquest of England by Ealdgyth (submissions), and good articles on Nobel laureate in literature Henryk Sienkiewicz, Nobel laureate in physics Hans Bethe, and the noted Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryū. These articles are by Piotrus (submissions), Hawkeye7 (submissions) and Sturmvogel_66 respectively.
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The Signpost: 31 July 2013
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