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Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2014-12-31/Featured content[edit]

Hey there! As I see you subscribe to it, you likely know about the featured content section of the Signpost. I'm pretty much the editor in charge of it, but... I'm not very good with cricket, and am worried that if I write the description, I'm likely to do a bad job of it. I don't suppose you'd be willing to give a one-paragraph summary (can be as long as you want, within reason) that we could use in the next issue? You'd get writer credit, of course. Adam Cuerden (talk) 09:07, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

@Adam Cuerden: done there! Please have a look. Regards, --Khadar Khani (talk) 16:53, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
That looks great! I went in and spelt out the numbers (feel free to revert that, if you prefer) and gave you credit (try not to revert that part. =) Thanks a lot! Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:06, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
By the way, if you know of any really good quality pictures of cricket, I've been wanting to feature some cricket imagery for a while, ideally literally - but all the photos I've seen suffer from being taken with fairly cheap cameras. Can't be helped, of course - good cameras are expensive - but it's still unfortunate. File:Pakistan_Womens_Cricket_Team.jpg is one of the better ones I've seen, but the faces are, probably necessarily, in shadow, and a bit blurred. I could accept the former if the second wasn't present (and maybe slightly better composition). Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:21, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
@Adam Cuerden: I'm not an expert of images. Anyways, have a look at File:Pakistan Womens Cricket Team (1).jpg (I think this one is clearer). --Khadar Khani (talk) 21:46, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
A nice image, a bit blurry , but rather good nonetheless. I think I may switch images in the Signpost article to that. Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:57, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 1, 2015)[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 launch newsletter[edit]

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Round one of the 2015 WikiCup has begun! So far we've had around 80 signups, which close on February 5. If you have not already signed up and want to do so, then you can add your name here. There have been changes to to several of the points scores for various categories, and the addition of Peer Reviews for the first time. These will work in the same manner as Good Article Reviews, and all of the changes are summarised here.

Remember that only the top 64 scoring competitors will make it through to the second round, and one of the new changes this year is that all scores must be claimed within two weeks of an article's promotion or appearance, so don't forget to add them to your submissions pages! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAN, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages. Good luck! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs)
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The Signpost: 31 December 2014[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 2, 2015)[edit]

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Dishwashing liquid is a detergent used in dishwashing

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The Signpost: 07 January 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 3, 2015)[edit]

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The history of Mongolia includes the foundation, expansion, and fragmentation of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century

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FLC request[edit]

Hi. Hope you're well. I have another accolades list up for FLC List of accolades received by Dallas Buyers Club. If you have time, could you review it? Cowlibob (talk) 18:26, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

I'll do this ASAP. --Khadar Khani (talk) 22:12, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 14 January 2015[edit]

Disambiguation link notification for January 17[edit]

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Your GA nomination of 1998 ICC KnockOut Trophy Final[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article 1998 ICC KnockOut Trophy Final 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 Harrias -- Harrias (talk) 11:41, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

I notice that you've made quite a few changes to the article in the past day or two. Have you got any more planned, or are you happy for me to review it now? I don't mind waiting for a while if you think you can make some more improvements. Harrias talk 18:39, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
I don't know. You may start the review. --Khadar Khani (talk) 19:30, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 4, 2015)[edit]

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An example of prose, a type of writing that simulates the natural flow of language

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Prose


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Marvi Memon[edit]

Semi-protected it for 3 weeks. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 06:32, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 January 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 5, 2015)[edit]

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The opening of the Beethoven Symphony No. 5, a famous symphony.

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The Signpost: 28 January 2015[edit]

FL Nomination[edit]

I have just reviewed your FL nomination. I was hoping you could take a look at mine. Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of Bermuda T20I cricketers/archive1 Blackhole78 talk | contrib 22:02, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

I'll do this ASAP! --Khadar Khani (talk) 01:04, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 6, 2015)[edit]

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Freeze dried coffee, an example of the application of food science

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Disambiguation link notification for February 2[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 nomination[edit]

Hi there, I thought I should drop you a note to say that unfortunately I've had to remove the recent FL that you added to your submissions page. It doesn't meet the "significant work" requirements as per Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring#General rules as the edits this year appeared to be copyedits. Miyagawa (talk) 18:58, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:First Families of Pakistan[edit]

Template:First Families of Pakistan has been nominated for merging with Template:Political families of Pakistan. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Redtigerxyz Talk 20:28, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

DYK for 2006 ICC Champions Trophy Final[edit]

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The Signpost: 04 February 2015[edit]

DYK for List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Graeme Swann[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:12, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 7, 2015)[edit]

Empire Field near empty.jpg

Empire Field, stadium made with temporary structures, cheaper than permanent.

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DYK for List of international cricket centuries by Ian Bell[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:12, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 February 2015[edit]

Nomination for deletion of Template:Villages of Battagram[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Villages of Battagram has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Redtigerxyz Talk 16:17, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 8, 2015)[edit]

Sicilian ice cream parlor.jpg

A Sicilian ice cream parlour

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DYK for List of international cricket centuries by Ross Taylor[edit]

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The Signpost: 18 February 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 9, 2015)[edit]

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Trailer Trash is a US derogatory term for poor people living in trailers or caravans. It appears that these trailer trash happen to live on a trailer park.

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The Signpost: 25 February 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 25 February 2015[edit]

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. 64 competitors made it into this round, and are now broken into eight groups of eight. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups. Round 1 saw some interesting work on some very important articles, with the round leader Australia Freikorp (submissions) owing most of his 622 points scored to a Featured Article on the 2001 film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which qualified for a times-two multiplier. This is a higher score than in previous years, as Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) had 500 points in 2014 at the end of round 1, and our very own judge, Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) led round 1 with 601 points in 2013.

In addition to Freikorp's work, some other important articles and pictures were improved during round one, here's a snapshot of a few of them:

You may also wish to know that The Core Contest is running through the month of March. Head there for further details - they even have actual prizes!

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. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email)

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This week's article for improvement (week 10, 2015)[edit]

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There are many backup dancers accompanying the dances of the main dancer.

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The Signpost: 04 March 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 11, 2015)[edit]

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Turkish cuisine

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The Signpost: 11 March 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 12, 2015)[edit]

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DYK nomination of 2002 ICC Champions Trophy[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of 2002 ICC Champions Trophy at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! BlueMoonset (talk) 18:35, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 March 2015[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 13, 2015)[edit]

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A antagonist is a character, group of characters, institution, or concept that stands in, or represents, opposition against which the protagonist(s) must contend.

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DYK for 2002 ICC Champions Trophy[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:02, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost – Volume 11, Issue 12 – 25 March 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 14, 2015)[edit]

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A man garbage picking through a skip (dumpster)

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Today's articles for improvement[edit]

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The Signpost, 1 April 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 01 April 2015[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 15, 2015)[edit]

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The wheel is one of the most famous and useful inventions in the history of technology

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Happy Easter![edit]

All the best! "Carry me down, carry me down; carry me down into the wiki!" (talk) 04:36, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 08 April 2015[edit]

Today's articles for improvement[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 16, 2015)[edit]

CurvedSopranoAltoTenorSaxophoneComparison.jpg

A saxophone is an example of an aerophone.

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The Signpost: 15 April 2015[edit]

Your GA nomination of 1998 ICC KnockOut Trophy Final[edit]

The article 1998 ICC KnockOut Trophy Final 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:1998 ICC KnockOut Trophy Final for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Harrias -- Harrias (talk) 12:41, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 17, 2015)[edit]

Niger sat.png

A satellite image demonstrating the Geography of Niger

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The Signpost: 22 April 2015[edit]

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Your GA nomination of 1998 ICC KnockOut Trophy Final[edit]

The article 1998 ICC KnockOut Trophy Final you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol oppose vote.svg; see Talk:1998 ICC KnockOut Trophy Final for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Harrias -- Harrias (talk) 09:01, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 18, 2015)[edit]

The Dam (2890371280).jpg

Hydroelectric dams use hydropower to generate electricity

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The Signpost: 29 April 2015[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 19, 2015)[edit]

Washer and dryer.jpg

An example of home appliances is this washing machine and clothes dryer combination.

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WikiCup 2015 May newsletter[edit]

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy; and is one of several Featured Pictures worked up by India The Herald (submissions) during the second round.

The second round one has all wrapped up, and round three has now begun! Congratulations to the 34 contestants who have made it through, but well done and thank you to all contestants who took part in our second round. Leading the way overall was Belarus Cas Liber (submissions) in Group B with a total of 777 points for a variety of contributions including Good Articles on Corona Borealis and Microscopium - both of which received the maximum bonus.

Special credit must be given to a number of high importance articles improved during the second round.

The points varied across groups, with the lowest score required to gain automatic qualification was 68 in Group A - meanwhile the second place score in Group H was 404, which would have been high enough to win all but one of the other Groups! As well as the top two of each group automatically going through to the third round, a minimum score of 55 was required for a wildcard competitor to go through. We had a three-way tie at 55 points and all three have qualified for the next round, in the spirit of fairness. The third round ends on June 28, with the top two in each group progressing automatically while the remaining 16 highest scorers across all four groups go through as wildcards. Good luck to all competitors for the third round! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) 16:51, 4 May 2015 (UTC)