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WikiCup 2014 September newsletter[edit]

In one month's time, we will know our WikiCup 2014 champion. Newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) has taken a strong lead with a featured list (historical coats of arms of the U.S. states from 1876) and a raft of featured pictures. Reigning champion Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) is in second place with a number of high-importance biology articles, including new FA Isopoda and new GA least weasel. Scotland Casliber (submissions), who is in his fifth WikiCup final, is in third, with featured articles Pictor and Epacris impressa.

Signups for the 2015 WikiCup are open. All Wikipedians, new and experienced, are warmly invited to sign up for the competition. Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may also like to sign up for the GA Cup, a new WikiCup-inspired competition which revolves around completing good article reviews. As ever, 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) 22:11, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

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The 2014 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), who flew the flag of the Smithsonian Institution. This was Godot13's first WikiCup competition and, over the 10 months of the competition, he has produced (among other contributions) two featured lists and an incredible 292 featured pictures, including architectural photographs and scans of historical documents. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 and 2013 WikiCup champion, came in second, having written a large number of biology-related articles. Scotland Casliber (submissions), WikiCup finalist every year since 2010, finished in third.

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Congratulations to everyone who has been successful in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and a particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have participated this year. We warmly invite all of you to sign up for next year's competition. Discussions and polls concerning potential rules changes are also open, and all are welcome to participate. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2014 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! 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) 22:51, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

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Precious again[edit]

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Thank you for quality contributions to articles on education and awards, their people and writing, such as Letters to a German Princess, for page moves, questioning notability and fighting copyvio, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:54, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 664th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:34, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2015 is just around the corner...[edit]

Hello everyone, and may we wish you all a happy holiday season. As you will probably already know, the 2015 WikiCup begins in the new year; there is still time to sign up. We have a few important announcements concerning the future of the WikiCup.

  • We would like to announce that Josh (J Milburn) and Ed (The ed17), who have been WikiCup judges since 2009 and 2010 respectively, are stepping down. This decision has been made for a number of reasons, but the main one is time. Both Josh and Ed have found that, over the previous year, they have been unable to devote the time necessary to the WikiCup, and it is not likely that they will be able to do this in the near future. Furthermore, new people at the helm can only help to invigorate the WikiCup and keep it dynamic. Josh and Ed will still be around, and will likely be participating in the Cup this following year as competitors, which is where both started out.
  • In a similar vein, we hope you will all join us in welcoming Jason (Sturmvogel 66) and Christine (Figureskatingfan), who are joining Brian (Miyagawa) to form the 2015 WikiCup judging team. Jason is a WikiCup veteran, having won in 2010 and finishing in fifth this year. Christine has participated in two WikiCups, reaching the semi-finals in both, and is responsible for the GA Cup, which she now co-runs.
  • The discussions/polls concerning the next competition's rules will be closed soon, and rules changes will be made clear on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring and talk pages. While it may be impossible to please everyone, the judges will make every effort to ensure that the new rules are both fair and in the best interests of the competition, which is, first and foremost, about improving Wikipedia.

If you have any questions or concerns, the judges can be reached on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, on their talk pages, or by email. We hope you will all join us in trying to make the 2015 WikiCup the most productive and enjoyable yet. You are receiving this message because you are listed on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk), The ed17 (talk), Miyagawa (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Figureskatingfan (talk) 18:53, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

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Fellows of the American Mathematical Society[edit]

I'll take a look when I get a chance. I think I want to do some more article creating in the new year. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:11, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Stephen G. Alter[edit]

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The article Stephen G. Alter has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

I couldn't establish that he meets WP:PROF or WP:GNG

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Nomination of Stephen G. Alter for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Stephen G. Alter is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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BIbliographies[edit]

Thank you. Believe me when I say that it is my intention to do a lot of that myself, but with the first three print editions of the Guide to Reference to go through, in addition to the online GtR, I think that just including the names and citations for some to just get that out of computer memory is maybe the first priority. I have a feeling that some listings are going to be multiple versions of the same book, in various editions.

The ultimate goal, long term as it is, is to get the works listed in the three old books and the online guide added with citations, then, where such is not obvious from the text, gather together all the various editions into a single listing, then try to organize the damn thing in a more coherent way, maybe something along the lines of the WikiProject Directory, and then check for all the various editions available online, or by subscription, or whatever. The existing subscription GtR has about 3000 individual entries, although thank god many are not encyclopedic, and it's broken into about 60 different sublists. So I more or less decided my first priority is to just see what all the hell is to be included, and try to organize that, and then work on developing the internal content like links and such where they aren't obvious in the sources. I have a feeling, ultimately, that I will probably wind up starting several short articles on most all of those listed if they don't already exist.

But that will take awhile. Probably a long while. John Carter (talk) 22:51, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

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Ward W. Briggs[edit]

Hello Solomon7968! Briggs' Biographical Dictionary is still on my shelf. I will take a look at it to find out if I can respond to your request, but I'm not very optimistic as I haven't seen any entries on sanskritists in there until now. (Not that I was looking for them in particular.) I'll get back to you soon. Happy New Year :) Jonathan Groß (talk) 20:54, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

It seems I was too pessimistic. By searching the volume for the terms "Sanskrit" and "Sansk.", I've found the following entries: Maurice Bloomfield, Carl Darling Buck, Walter Eugene Clark, James Bradstreet Greenough, Joseph Henry Howard, Arthur Gordon Laird, Charles Rockwell Lanman, Edward Delavan Perry, William Dwight Whitney. Jonathan Groß (talk) 21:28, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

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