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WikiCup 2015 launch newsletter[edit]


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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NGC 6872 and IC 4970[edit]

Hey StringTheory. I recently rewrote NGC 6872 and created IC 4970; I'm still not entirely comfortable with writing some of the technical aspects, but really felt they were interesting subjects that deserved proper articles. Would you mind giving them a once-over and determine if I managed to screw anything up (especially the numbers)? It would be appreciated. Huntster (t @ c) 00:20, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Sure, I'll take a look now. StringTheory11 (t • c) 01:56, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
@Huntster: I've done a few edits to add some context that I felt was missing with the split, but other than that, all the content seems fine to me. StringTheory11 (t • c) 02:03, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks again, looks good! Huntster (t @ c) 02:32, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject Cosmology - task[edit]

I decided to drop you a message to make sure you check out the first task of the cosmology project: Help improve the Universe. Please feel free to remove this message after you read it :) Tetra quark (talk) 03:30, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Unfortunately my free time is going to be very limited for a while, and I'm already spread a little thin on WP at the moment, so I'm afraid I won't be able to help much. StringTheory11 (t • c) 20:10, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
Oh that's fine. By the way, I'm not sure if you have been notificated, but I pinged you on the wikiproject cosmology talk page saying that I've added the banner on several article talk pages now. Tetra quark (talk) 16:58, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

If you thought 9Spitch was odd...[edit]

Take a look at DR 21, if you don't mind, and give me your impression. I know it's going to have to be rewritten from scratch, as it's obviously just taken directly from Google Translate. To me, it is of questionable notability. Huntster (t @ c) 03:21, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

It's definitely notable, see the SIMBAD entry. Unfortunately, at the moment I'm incredibly busy in real life and am not sure I will have the time to edit at all for the next few days, so I won't be able to fix it at the moment. Sorry! StringTheory11 (t • c) 19:43, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Oh no, wasn't asking you to fix it yourself, just your opinion of the article and its notability. I don't know when I'll be able to tackle it, but it's on my to-do list. Huntster (t @ c) 04:07, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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elements and constellations
Thank you for quality articles in astronomy and chemistry, from elements such as Periodic table to constellations such as faint Caelum and Perseus, often done in collaboration, for gnomish work in the field as an article guardian with caution, and for listing "to do" before achievements on your user page, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:34, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 764th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:19, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Today Caelum, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:53, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

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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Welcome back[edit]

Welcome back, now grab that mop and find a mess! Chillum 23:59, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Deleting KOI-3138.01[edit]

I feel that your reason that KOI-3138.01 Should be deleted is not an acceptable reason. KOI-3010.01 isn't confirmed yet, should we delete that because it is unconfirmed? Or how about KOI-1686.01 which is PROVEN to be a false positive. I don't want to be rude, but this is an information encyclopedia right? Doesn't that mean were supposed to collect as much information which means we should provide information about earth like planets that is listed by phl (the people that do the ESI calculations) no?. And being a Mars sized planet is actually a type called 'sub-terrian' and it is significant because the ESI of the object is over 0.50 in fact it is more Earth-like than Mars. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Davidbuddy9 (talkcontribs) 12:35, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

  • I've just sent that disproven planet the same way. I would support the information in this article in a table somewhere else (list of potentially habitable exoplanets, but a separate article does no good for anybody, since it has not attracted significant coverage. If it is more Earth-like than Mars-like, why does it say it is Martian-sized in the article? StringTheory11 (t • c) 15:13, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Redirecting asteroid articles[edit]

If you're going to redirect an asteroid article to a list, then, per WP:NASTRO which you cited, should should direct it to its entry in that list, and not make the reader hunt for it. — kwami (talk) 00:44, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Nitpicking over every minor detail isn't going to do anyone any good. Either way, the list is long enough that a ctrl-F is easier than scrolling, no matter if I direct it to the section or not. StringTheory11 (t • c) 15:10, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Lambda Scorpii[edit]

Why you undid my addition in lambda scorpii? In Mesopotamian star catalogues, the "d" before a star name means "dingir", that is "god". My addition was correct!BCtl (talk) 22:51, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

The literal translation of the name is unimportant. Putting "god" in superscript before the name is just going to confuse readers for too little benefit. I appreciate that your contribution was in good faith, however, and I encourage you to keep editing Wikipedia. StringTheory11 (t • c) 15:10, 19 March 2015 (UTC)


for TFA: Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Caelum? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:41, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Sure, I don't have any objections. StringTheory11 (t • c) 14:24, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
I have tweaked it a little at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/April 9, 2015; was there anything I left out you'd like to see put back in? Could you check the article one more time before its day on the Main Page? - Dank (push to talk) 02:45, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Caelum was just bumped to the 23rd. (US Grant just got promoted to FA, and we wanted it for the anniversary of Appomattox.) Any problem with that date? - Dank (push to talk) 01:36, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for V1191 Cygni[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:03, 26 March 2015 (UTC)


Just wanted to let you know that one of your images on commons was put in the 2015 MCAT general chemistry review.hi (talk) 14:48, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

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) 16:46, 4 May 2015 (UTC)