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redirect Justina Pelletier[edit]

Hi, Just wondered was there any content on the separate page for Justina Pelletier before it was merged/redirected?

Thanks Jjk (talk) 23:05, 12 July 2014 (UTC) (Jjk)

@Jjk: None that I can easily recall at this time. --Super Goku V (talk) 17:27, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2014 August newsletter[edit]

The final of the 2014 WikiCup begins in a few short minutes! Our eight finalists are listed below, along with their placement in Round 4:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer, finished top of Pool A and was the round's highest scorer. Godot is a featured picture specialist, claiming large numbers of points due to high-quality scans of historical documents, especially banknotes.
  2. Scotland Casliber (submissions) is a WikiCup veteran, having been a finalist every year since 2010. In the semi-final, he was Pool B's highest scorer. Cas's points primarily come from articles on the natural sciences.
  3. Nepal Czar (submissions) was Pool A's runner-up. Czar's points come mostly from content related to independent video games, including both articles and topics.
  4. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Pool B's runner-up. Another featured picture specialist, many of Adam's points come from the restoration of historical media. He has been a WikiCup finalist twice before.
  5. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) won the WikiCup in 2012 and 2013, and enters this final as the first wildcard. She focuses on biology-related articles, and has worked on several high-importance articles.
  6. Florida 12george1 (submissions) is the second wildcard. George's points come primarily from meteorology-related articles. This year and last year, George was the first person in the competition to score.
  7. Colorado Sturmvogel 66 (submissions), the third wildcard, was the 2010 champion and a finalist last year. His writes mostly on military history, especially naval history.
  8. Canada Bloom6132 (submissions), the fourth and final wildcard, has participated in previous WikiCups, but not reached any finals. Bloom's points are mostly thanks to did you knows, featured lists and good articles related to sport and national symbols.

We say goodbye to this year's semi-finalists. Herm Matty.007 (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), United States WikiRedactor (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), Portugal Prism (submissions) and Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) have all performed well to reach this stage of the competition, and we hope they will all be joining us again next year.

There are two upcoming competitions unrelated to the WikiCup which may be of interest to those who receive this newsletter. The Stub Contest will run through September, and revolves around expanding stub articles, especially high-importance or old stubs. In addition, a proposal has been made for a new competition, the GA Cup, which the organisers plan to run next year. This competition is based on the WikiCup and aims to reduce the good article review backlog.

There is now a thread for brainstorming on how next year's WikiCup competition should work. Please come along and share your thoughts- What works? What doesn't work? What needs changing? Signups for next year's competition will be open soon; we will be in touch. If, at this stage of the competition, you are keen to help the with the WikiCup, please do what you can to participate in review processes. Our finalists will find things much easier if the backlogs at good article candidates, featured article candidates, featured picture candidates and the rest are kept at a minimum. 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) 22:09, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

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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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WikiCup 2014: The results[edit]

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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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Can you explain?[edit]

I just saw your comment on the Gamergate talk page about "not taking matters into our own hands." I asked you about it there but it may not be an appropriate place to discuss what you're proposing. I'm really curious about why you think it's inappropriate to report an illegal link that's posted on WP. I'm quite sure that WP doesn't ask its editors for a vow of confidentiality regarding material we encounter while doing our work on the encyclopedia. The only activity that does involve such a vow to ignore reports of wrongdoing that I know of is the Catholic Seal of the Confessional, and that brought the Church widespread condemnation and serious legal consequences when it resulted in them protecting child molesters from authorities. Are you suggesting that, for example, if a link is published to a child pornography repository in the U.S. which includes the owner's name, WP editors are somehow duty-bound not to inform the authorities about it? Can you support that with appropriate WP policy links? ReynTime (talk) 10:55, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

@ReynTime: Well, it gotta Hatted since apparently the article got taken down according to another editor. Either way, let us discuss the issue at hand. I will start by stating that your claim that it was an illegal link is questionable on the grounds that it has not been clearly explained why you have claimed it to be illegal. If you truly believe it to be illegal, then why did you only contact the college and not the authorities if it is indeed hosting content that is illegal. As far as I know, the link was not and has not been reported to the police since according to and implied in your edit, you only contacted Amherst and its staff and you note that the student will potentially be getting "...a very harsh lesson in what ethics in journalism is actually about..." instead of mentioning that you contacted the authorities and the college and a relevant message on that. The only illegal act that has been mention so far, and I am presently doubting that you are implying a connection between the two, is the discussion on child molesters and child pornography. If you would like present your claim that it is an illegal act, then please detail how we can call it an illegal act or how you believe it so since this is a serious allegation that you are making. --Super Goku V (talk) 03:28, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
As for the remainder, I felt that we as Wikipedia users were getting involved in an issue that we should remain neutral about. At the time I saw the discussion, the link had already been retracted by an editor and the discussion was practically decided as not including it without further discussion, which from what I can see would clearly have been heavily sided against as not including it. At the time, you seemed to be taking issue with Avono and calling for an ArbCom discussion for a topic ban, which is a serious claim. It felt to me that your comment that I have linked above seemed to be more about teaching a lesson and getting involved in the issue than it was about a reaction to what was said. You are correct that you can report it outside of WP as a private citizen, but I request that you look at the issue from my PoV and see why I might have the reaction that I did. To conclude, I have a few questions that I would like to ask you. What benefit to the article or to the talk page would it be to publically declare what actions you were taking off-wiki? If you felt as strongly as you seem to, then what benefit was it to only contact the college in this matter? You ask about actions that are illegal and that the police would investigate in your comment above. If there is illegal content, then we should report it. Do you believe that the article by this person contain illegal material or was illegal in a similar manner? --Super Goku V (talk) 03:28, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
Oh, maybe you're not from the U.S., but here we have two justice systems, the criminal and the civil. The criminal justice system involves crimes against the state and that's where the cops and the district attorney and so on come in. The civil justice system settles questions of wrongdoing between two private parties (which can be individuals, groups, organizations, corporations) where the state has no abiding interest; the police are not involved, the issue is legislated in an entirely different set of courts, and both parties have to hire private counsel if they wish to be represented. (In criminal matters the state provides the defendant with counsel if the defendant can't afford it.) Libel/Defamation is a civil, not a criminal matter, so the cops would have nothing to do with it -- it would be settled between the two private parties in the issue, which in this case would be Amherst College and Zoe Quinn. I informed the college because it was their student newspaper, and if the article was published without their knowledge and consent (as was the case) then they were unknowingly being exposed to legal liability by this student. In such cases it is considered ethical to inform the possibly-unaware offender of the problem and give them a chance to set things to rights without calling out the lawyers immediately, because honest mistakes happen and getting involved in a civil suit is always an expensive hassle that's best avoided if possible.
You can look up the legal definitions of libel and defamation for the United States with a Google search to inform yourself of what is considered a civil offense in these areas. Broadly put, knowingly publishing lies about a person that causes damage to their professional and/or private lives is a civil offense and if found guilty, a party can be forced to pay quite large sums of money as damages, depending on what was written, the amount of damage that was done, how malicious/negligent the act of publication was, and so on. Incidentally, the only possible relief you can get from a civil suit is money; you can't go to jail from it or be put to death or anything, that's reserved for criminal matters. Since the only possible relief is money, it's common in such a civil matter to spread the legal net as widely as possible -- so, if Zoe Quinn decided to file a civil suit, which she had abundant grounds to do, her lawyer would probably suggest that in addition to suing the freshman writer, who might or might not have money to pay, she should also sue Amherst for not appropriately supervising him in his role as a student journalist associated with the college, since Amherst College has very deep pockets indeed. This is why Amherst would act quickly to remove obviously libelous material that was associated with them -- if they were found liable of supporting the student's act of defamation, they would be on the hook for a very large amount of money. Enough to set Zoe Quinn up for life, quite possibly.
Contacting the college to let them know what their student was doing so that they could intervene was the kindest possible action to take; the longer the web page stayed up, the greater their liability. By getting it taken down promptly, Amherst College is in the clear. THe student himself is still quite possibly in hot water if Zoe Quinn decides she wants to go after him because that page was archived and is "out there" on the Internet, so her lawyers could argue that real damage has already been done and that the student should have to pay for it. But since it was up less than a day, the amount of damages he could be asked to pay is probably fairly limited. That kid was really playing with fire there.
Oh, and at the time the discussion took place the page was still up; it was not taken down until several hours after my last post there, and well before you added your comment.
I hope that clears up the legal issues for you. ReynTime (talk) 03:51, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
@ReynTime: That stings a bit since I would have taken a question on if I was from the US first. I was trying to make a subtle point that you might be considering what is illegal to be what is not criminal but still unlawful, though it seems that you have that covered. (Not to mention that you brought up illegal activities at the start of this discussion and I was more asking for a discussion on the article and not a discussion on law.)
Anyways, I will take that as the question was answered. I would like to note that I do not consider it an illegal link, but I will also note that you do consider it to be an unlawful link or something which is not criminal but possibly unlawful. In addition, I can now clearly see your side of the issue. From my point, I did not understand at the time that you were attempting to assist Amherst, though I am not sure if I am fully comfortable with the way is was done. I am also not sure if this was the best course of action, though I can concluded it is likely one that might have reduced the liability of the parties, though that is for the law. I will say that I would doubt that the case would be as solid as what you seem to be describing, but I will also say that it would be for the law to decide and not myself along with the fact that it appears to be your belief that it would likely result in issues for Amherst.
(Speaking of issues, since it does seem to be reasonable in your opinion for action to be taken, would you like to have Amherst to make a request for the Google cache archive to be pulled or updated? I ask since you have already taken action and since we did not discuss the article in the end.)
To begin to conclude this, you might note from my contributions that I post at odd or unusual hours. This is because I do not have a fixed schedule so that was the first opportunity for me to read the talk page and respond. I did not have a chance to read the article at that time since it was retracted, all I had was what was said in the discussion and your comments was the one I reacted strongly to, though you did mention ArbCom. (Also, if it was libel like you have said, then I have to accept that point since I have not read the article yet since I wanted to hear your side.) --Super Goku V (talk) 05:58, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
It's not a good thing that the archive is out there but I don't know what the legalities are around automatic archival storage of websites, and I don't know who I would contact. It would be better for Ms. Quinn and her lawyer to chase down the traces of the article if she thinks it's worth the effort because the archive sites are more likely to listen to her wishes on the matter. Amherst was responsive because they risked getting named in a lawsuit but I think an automatic archive site has very little or no legal liability for material they have archived so they would be less motivated to act. I do know that in practical terms it's very difficult, frustrating, and time-consuming to get something removed from the Internet entirely after it's been archived -- it's actually a pretty big deal and you can read a little about the problem here.
And you are right, the solidity of the case wouldn't be my concern. It's considered the duty of responsible citizens to report suspected illegal issues when they see them happening, and then the people with expertise and standing can actually sort things out (cops/judges for criminal matters, lawyers for civil ones). Basically, the cops would rather you report a suspected break-in that turns out to be a neighbor who forgot his keys then have you ignore what looked like a break-in and have robbers get away with everything. Similarly, if you spot a civil violation, it's usually considered more ethical to let people know than to say "Eh, none of my business" and walk away. You don't need a "solid" case to report a suspected issue; you just need a reasonable suspicion that something is amiss and needs attention.
I can provide an archive link to the article in question via email if you want to assess it for yourself. The statements in it were egregiously false; the student claimed he had "proof" of several events that have been thoroughly debunked for months now, and even made up some things apparently out of whole cloth -- as in saying that Zoe Quinn got a "follower" of hers to "hack and destroy a rival", which is the grossest possible mischaracterization of what occurred between her and The Fine Young Capitalists. I don't want to put the link here as linking to libelous material directly on WP is definitely bad (which is how this all got started) but I could email it to you, or you could track it down on one of the subReddits devoted to the Gamergate mess as I think they both have threads on the issue. ReynTime (talk) 06:21, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
@ReynTime: The right to be forgotten is something that I really dislike due to how the EU implemented it and is trying to affect all domains, but that is another issue for another place and time. That aside, I will say that at the very least this was a beneficial talk in my view. I can understand where your point is coming from; I am just a bit conflicted if that is the path to take, though I feel that you have a path. As for the archive, I was able to get one already from the Google Archive link. Granted, it is easy since it just need a simple guess to what the URL would be. Since the page has been taken down, I am not sure if the crawler will ever come back to that page, so it might become a permanent cache or something, which might be an issue for someone. Back on track, I never read the article at all since I wanted to hear what your thoughts were, like in the third section of your recent comment, and see if I could understand your point. Granted, this likely went better because of it instead proceeding to the discussion of the law since it made it clear what you view was. So, I would like to thank you for that and the rest of this discussion. I will say that you do make a very good point about not linking it here, so I guess that this will likely be where our discussion ends. Let me know if you want to discussion anything else.  :) Thanks again, --Super Goku V (talk) 06:43, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

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

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