Tropical cyclones WikiProject Newsletter #14
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Storm of the month
Cyclone Ivan formed on February 7 and subsequently executed a loop to the west-southwest. Encountering favorable conditions, it strengthened to attain peak winds on February 17 before striking northeastern Madagascar. It degenerated into a remnant low pressure area as it crossed the island, and briefly re-organized into a weak tropical depression before dissipating on February 22. Ivan caused heavy damage in Madagascar, leaving 190,000 people homeless and causing over 83 deaths.
Other tropical cyclone activity
- In the South Pacific ocean, Cyclone Gene persisted from the previous month; a tropical depression also occurred in the month.
- Tropical Cyclone Nicholas was the only named storm during the month in the Australian region, which struck Western Australia. Two tropical lows occurred during the month, the latter of which later formed into Tropical Cyclone Ophelia.
- Four storms occurred in the Southwest Indian Ocean, including two from the previous month and the aforementioned Cyclone Ivan. Cyclone Hondo became the strongest cyclone worldwide in the month, and after becoming extratropical it regenerated over ten days later about 1750 miles (2800 km) to its west-northwest.
Member of the month
The February member of the month is RattleMan, for his lasting dedication and continual support of the project. During February, the user worked on improving the timeline articles for the previous season. RattleMan often updates the sections on storms in season articles, and helps to maintain the southern hemisphere articles.
New and improved articles
- There were 6 new pieces of Featured content : Hurricane Felix (featured picture), Hurricane Isis (1998), Tropical Storm Alberto (2006), Hurricane John (2006), Tropical cyclone, and Hurricane Isabel (featured picture)
- New Good articles include: Hurricane Gracie, Hurricane Ava (1973), Hurricane Flossy (1956)
- New storm articles include: 1935 Yankee hurricane, Hurricane Ginny, Cyclone Agni, 1917 Pinar del Río hurricane
- New non-storm articles include: List of North Carolina hurricanes (1950-1979)
Improvements During the month, a total of 15 new articles were added, though the net increase in start or stub articles was only three. The highest quality set of articles for a basin is for the Eastern Pacific Ocean, of which half of its articles are either a good article or better; all of its retired storm articles are good or better. However, the basin has a lower total number of articles, and the Atlantic basin has a higher overall total of good articles.
There is a drive to increase the number of featured topics, which is located on the project talk page.
♬♩ Hurricanehink (talk) 05:06, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XXIV (February 2008)
The Military history WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XXIV (February 2008)
- Project news
- The fifth project coordinator election has now concluded. Roger Davies has been elected to serve as the project's Lead Coordinator, and Blnguyen, Eurocopter tigre, Kyriakos, LordAmeth, Nick Dowling, TomStar81, Wandalstouring, and Woody will occupy the eight Assistant Coordinator positions. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!
- In the simultaneous referendum on project organization, you voted almost unanimously for a primus inter pares structure. As a tangible reflection of this, Assistant Coordinators are now known as Coordinators.
- The contest department has completed its eleventh month of competition, which saw 10 entries. The top scorer this month is Dreamafter, with 28 points, followed by Smsarmad, with 13 points, with Blnguyen, Ed! and jwillbur also fielding entries. Blnguyen remains the overall leader, with 188 points in total. You are encouraged to submit articles you're working on as entries.
- The National militaries task force has been created.
- A new automatically-generated clean-up list is available to track articles that have various clean-up tags applied to them.
- A new logistics department has been created. The aim is to provide a pool of useful article creation skills that anyone can draw on. These include copy-editing, photograph retouching, and reference material sourcing. If you can contribute, please do so.
- Articles of note
New featured articles:
- 2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident
- Carlson's patrol
- Coenwulf of Mercia
- Glorious First of June
- Koli Point action
- Operation Camargue
New featured lists:
- List of Victoria Cross recipients by nationality
New A-Class articles:
- 51st Army (Soviet Union)
- Indonesian occupation of East Timor (1975-1999)
- Le Paradis massacre
- Military of East Timor
- USS Bridgeport (AD-10)
- Breaking news
- A new B-Class Assessment Drive ("BCAD") will go operational no later than 11 March. Of great interest to experienced wiki-gnomes, it is small in scope, about 4,500 articles, and will be supported by the usual awards, including a golden wiki. To keep up to date with developments, and to get off to a flying start when it opens, add WP:MHA-BCAD now to your watchlist.
- Awards and honors
- Kirill Lokshin has been awarded the WikiChevrons with Oak Leaves in recognition of his outstanding organizational work, his painstaking maintenance work, and his unstinting advice, throughout his two years of project leadership.
- MBK004 has been awarded the WikiChevrons with Oak Leaves in recognition of his outstanding effort to improve our compliment of naval ships by updating infoboxes, replacing deprecated infoboxes, and locating sources for ships in the employment of their respective countries' navies.
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- Yes, the article has definitely improved. Your removing the tag is absolutely justified. Thanks, [sd] 12:40, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
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