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A barnstar for you![edit]

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You have been awarded the M.A.G.I.C. (Meredith, Alex, George, Izzie, Cristina) barnstar, in recognition of your wonderful Grey's Anatomy work, including the promotion of "Going, Going, Gone" to A-Class status. TBrandley 05:09, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Tate! :-) TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 05:10, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Display it with pride![edit]

Symbol a class.svg This user helped promote the article Going, Going, Gone (Grey's Anatomy) to A-class status.




Congratulations for writing and expanding the first A-Class Grey's Anatomy episode article! Happy editing. Jonathan Harold Koszeghi (talk) 15:21, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, Jonathan. TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 15:33, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Sharon Newman[edit]

Hi Joey, I was just wondering if when you get a chance you could review Sharon Newman for GA. I don't mean to rush you because I know you're busy, but I was just wondering. Creativity97 21:17, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay – I'll try to begin within the next few hours. TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 21:21, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
That's okay. And thanks! Creativity97 21:26, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
Any chance you can get to it today? Creativity97 15:03, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
I really apologize for the delays – I promise I'll get it done by tomorrow tonight. TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 15:08, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Congratulations on 10,000 edits! Good job, and thank you for your work to Wikipedia. Happy belated Halloween! TBrandley 16:25, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks so much, Tate! TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 23:17, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Sharon's GA[edit]

Hi Joey, I understand that you're busy elsewhere, but we are very anxious to get Sharon Newman to GA. I really don't mean to rush you (and apologize if I'm giving off that vibe) but if you won't have the time to get to it, would you mind if I asked somebody else who could get to it sooner? Please let me know ASAP. Thanks! Creativity97 22:36, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I personally think you should have asked for more than one reviewer for this article. The article is rather long, and detailed! If you do not mind, as soap articles are my speciality, if I could have a look? Not as the reviewer, just a sort of editor, but this could lead to TRLIJC19 having less to review, if he knows he has got my word on it that its an GA? Im off now, but if you jut a put a talkback on my talk, I try and have a look tommorow? — M.Mario (T/C) 22:46, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

C97, reviewers actually have 10 days before they have to review an article after signing up for it, so please understand that I have another day to begin the review. MM, if you could review the first half, I'll gladly take the second. TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 00:46, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
Sorry. I didn't know that. I was just anxious to have the review started. I'll keep that in mind for the future. And MM, I was actually considering asking you if you'd be interested and you found it on your own! What a coincidence, LOL. Creativity97 01:50, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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Thank you for quality articles like Give Peace a Chance, and for acting like it, - you are an awesome Wikipedian! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:43, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
Thank you so much, Gerda Arendt! TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 00:47, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
A year ago, you were the 296th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:26, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Canadian Air Dates.[edit]

Do you think that American shows should have Canadian Air Dates? Waterbird continues to add the dates back into the episode tables, even though some have tried to tell him that it's an american show, and should only show the american air date. Tvlover96 (talk) 00:06, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Ugh. As I've told you, and shown you many examples in other articles, if an episode of a show airs in a country before that of it's origin, the 'early' airdate is notable because it was the first time the episode actually aired, and then has the origin's country airdate alongside it when/if such a date exists. It is an established president on Wikipedia, so I don't understand why you are resisting it - especially when the article you're resisting in has dates that are eight days prior to the US broadcast which is a significant gap in time.
- Wattlebird (talk) 00:16, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
The fact that it was broadcast in Canada first does make it the official "original airdate", so it's a close call. TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 01:05, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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The ACR approval template works! Thanks so much! It was done on Ice (The X-Files)' A-Class review, and the only problem, but that's an easy thing anyway. Cheers, TBrandley 01:44, 8 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, Tate! TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 17:14, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

Hi Joey! I am (or will be soon) almost done my new user page! May I ask for your feedback on it? It will be much appreciated. Thanks, TBrandley 16:52, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, TRLIJC19. You have new messages at Wikipedia:Editor review/TBrandley/archive2.
Message added 02:24, 14 November 2012 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Let me know if you don't like these talkback messages; lots of fellow Wikipedians don't. TBrandley 02:24, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

I like them – they serve as a quick reminder. TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 03:13, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

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A-Class[edit]

Hi! I was just wondering if there was a policy against supporting an A-Class like process, and then promoting it. I saw featured list director, Giants2008, saying "I won't declare a position so that I can close the FLRC if need be". Not so sure myself. I don't really see a problem, just wondering. TBrandley 20:20, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

I think it's different for ACR, because it's not as large a process. I have supported a nomination and then approved it before. TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 23:25, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
I agree, I did once see a director support and promote at FLC even. Thanks, TBrandley 23:35, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

Sad news[edit]

Have you read this? :( --Sofffie7 (talk) 21:03, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Ugh, with KD's character dying, and Sally Pressman only making a few appearances, it makes me wonder if I even want to watch the show next season. TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 02:01, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, KD is the rock of the show and Sally makes it funny; without the two of them as regulars I wonder how it's going to be... But the announcement really isn't a big surprise; everyone could see it coming after CJ's absence in the last episodes and Roxy's departure. Gloria, Denise, and Joan are nice but not my favorite characters and Jackie is barely watchable haha. I guess I'll keep watching though since it probably will be the final season with 13 episodes only. --Sofffie7 (talk) 19:01, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

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Happy Thanksgiving![edit]

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Thanks for your great contributions to Wikipedia, you really deserve a Happy Thanksgiving! TBrandley 23:43, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, you too! TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 17:14, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

A gift[edit]

A Tshirt!
I thought that you deserved something a bit extra for all of the amazing work you've done for the project.
I've nominated you for a gift from the Wikimedia Foundation!

TBrandley 15:17, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

I really appreciate the thought, Tate, but I'm not interested in, nor do I feel I deserve, merchandise from the foundation at this time. There are some pretty amazing users on that list, so thanks anyways. TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 17:14, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Edit war over color[edit]

Your recent editing history at Once Upon a Time (season 2) shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. Being involved in an edit war can result in your being blocked from editing—especially if you violate the three-revert rule, which states that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Undoing another editor's work—whether in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material each time—counts as a revert. Also keep in mind that while violating the three-revert rule often leads to a block, you can still be blocked for edit warring—even if you don't violate the three-revert rule—should your behavior indicate that you intend to continue reverting repeatedly.

To avoid being blocked, instead of reverting please consider using the article's talk page to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors. See BRD for how this is done. You can post a request for help at a relevant noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases, you may wish to request temporary page protection. Please discuss to arrive on a color that works. There is no policy that the DVD cover art governs table colors. --Drmargi (talk) 03:08, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your warning, but I was careful not to break 3RR. TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 03:27, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

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Proofreading Question[edit]

I saw that you gave "Home" a good combing over for its FAR. If you have any time and feel inclined, could you look over "The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati"? I want to make sure the prose is up to snuff. Thanks!--Gen. Quon (Talk) 04:37, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Sure, I'll take a look tomorrow afternoon. TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 04:43, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
Don't worry about the article, take your time. As for Television Without Pity, I've been using it for cultural references in The Office articles. Do you think that's appropriate? I guess it makes sense that it isn't super notable, but for something like that, I assume it would be OK to use.--Gen. Quon (Talk) 05:34, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
I have used the website as a source in some of my Grey's Anatomy GAs, but I wouldn't use the site for an article I was planning to take to FAC. TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 17:05, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Sharon Newman[edit]

Hi. I was wondering, if you were going to still be reviewing this article? Arre 08:55, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

M.Mario and I were going to split the article; has he hit the halfway point yet? TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 01:08, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
He sort of has, but the review is taking a very long time. I'm sort of eager to get it done before December 13 because I have to leave Wikipedia. It would be really helpful if you could start giving some points for the article's review? (I'm not forcing you, but It would be helpful). I've spent a long time working on it:\ Arre 03:23, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Penticton Regional Airport[edit]

Hi Joey! I've been planning on taking Penticton Regional Airport to featured article status, and would appreciate some feedback or concerns on it that would prevent featured article promotion. I have been working on this, rather than the usual "television" episode, as I'm looking for something new, and I am near that airport where I currently live, so I can get some pictures of it here for Wikipedia. There is a peer review for the article currently open, as the article just passed as a good article. Anyways, thanks very much for any feedback you may give and I hope you are well. Cheers, TBrandley 04:54, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Hey sorry for the delayed response; busy week! I'll try to leave some comments for the article tomorrow afternoon. TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 23:40, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
No problem, thanks. TBrandley 00:21, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Talk:Sharon Newman/GA1[edit]

Could you please close this review? Arre 10:18, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

I'll take a look tomorrow afternoon. TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 04:35, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
Could you please close it? I'm tired of waiting for points:( Plus, It wont get done by Dec. 10 by the looks of it. And I need to leave :\ Arre 06:45, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

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Grey's Anatomy[edit]

Hi Joey! I was wondering if you are going to nominate "Going, Going, Gone" for featured article again soon, as it appears it has been a few months since its airing now. Also, for the WP:SGH project, I was considering creating "drives" to get articles up to good and featured article statuses, and award barnstars at the end of a specific drive, with its run for a period of 30 days. It could perhaps be in the summer months, when users and less busy, or not. Any thoughts? TBrandley 23:46, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Hey, Tate! I actually worked on "GGG" a bit today, but I think I'll wait until next September to nominate, to see if anything about it is on the season nine DVD. I like the idea of a drive, and I'd love to help set one up eventually. I do think that it would have to be in the summer, though, because I don't think any active members of WP:SGH have the time right now. I was just saying to Sophie how I miss the days where I could write dozens of good articles a month! I haven't had a good article since early October. I am getting some time off for Christmas soon, so I'd like to possibly rack up a few good articles or a featured article during that time. TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 00:48, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
Okay, cool. I'm also working on some; however, none of which are yet related to Grey's Anatomy. I've been, lucky, quite a bit of time of from school lately. Happy Holidays, TBrandley 01:53, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

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Merry Christmas! =)[edit]

Merry Christmas![edit]

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Joey, your amazing contributions to Grey's Anatomy articles is fantastic, and you deserve much recognition for them. All the best in 2013. Warmest regards, Creativity97 19:51, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

TBrandley 22:09, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

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Welcome to the 2013 WikiCup![edit]

Hello TRLIJC19, and welcome to the 2013 WikiCup! Your submissions' page is here. The competition begins at midnight UTC. The first round will last until the end of February, at which point the top 64 scorers will advance to the second round. We will be in touch at the end of every month, and signups are going to remain open until the end of January; if you know of anyone else who may like to take part, please let them know! A few reminders: *The rules can be found here. There have been a few changes from last year, which are listed on that page. *Anything you submit must have been nominated and promoted in 2013, and you need to have completed significant work upon it in 2013. (The articles you review at good article reviews does not need to have been nominated in 2013, but you do need to have started the review in 2013.) We will be checking. *If you feel that another competitor is breaking the rules or abusing the competition in some way, please let a judge know. Please do not remove entries from the submissions' pages of others yourself. *Don't worry about calculating precisely how many points everything is worth. The bot will do that. The bot may occasionally get something wrong- let a judge know, or post on the WikiCup talk page if that happens. *Please try to be prompt in updating submissions' pages so that they can be double-checked. Overall, however, don't worry, and have fun. It doesn't matter if you make the odd mistake; these things happen. Questions can be asked on the WikiCup talk page. Good luck! J Milburn and The ed17 18:16, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2013 WikiCup[edit]

Hello, TRLIJC19, and welcome to the 2013 WikiCup! Your submissions' page is here. The first round will last until the end of February, at which point the top 64 scorers will advance to the second round. We will be in touch at the end of every month, and signups are going to remain open until the end of January; if you know of anyone else who may like to take part, please let them know! A few reminders:

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Barnstar[edit]

Although the barnstar is not unappreciated (and I believe you are sincere), I think your apologies belong more on the article's talk page, addressed to anyone there who reads your comments. But that's your decision, and I won't comment any more on your behavior regarding this issue either way. Cresix (talk) 00:22, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Hey![edit]

Hi Joey! How are you doing? How's med school?

What were your impressions about last week's episode? Here are mine :) I have mixed feelings about Owen and Cristina. They were struggling and I got tired with them and suddenly because they signed divorce papers, everything's fine again while they haven't changed. Yes, they love each other but they want different things in life. Also, the Alex-Izzie 2.0 storyline is annoying. They've now become buddies and the writers expect us to be surprised when they will become an item... LOL! Their relationship feels forced. I liked they remembered Sloan, but what about Lexie? Callie only mentioned her saying she's dead. Wow -_- However, I loved how Meredith told everyone she's pregnant :D

Oh and this is maybe old news, but I've just read that some of the new interns have an "option" to become regulars in S10! I don't understand why Shonda doesn't want to focus on her main cast (there are already too many people) and) keep the others as recurring. What are your thoughts about the interns now that several episodes have aired?

Remember when you said in December that you'd send a newsletter at the end of the month for what happened since September (new members, new recognized content etc)? You obviously have forgotten so are you still planning on sending one? If you don't want to or think it's a bad idea, it's ok by me, but I'd like to know :) I haven't performed my duties recently but I'll get back to that this week. I'm afraid I'll have to send several users an inactivity notification... :S

By the way, happy new year... It's never too late ;) --Sofffie7 (talk) 19:39, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2013 January newsletter[edit]

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Signups are now closed; we have our final 127 contestants for this year's competition. 64 contestants will make it to the next round at the end of February, but we're already seeing strong scoring compared to previous years. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) currently leads, with 358 points. At this stage in 2012, the leader (Irish Citizen Army Grapple X (submissions)) had 342 points, while in 2011, the leader had 228 points. We also have a large number of scorers when compared with this stage in previous years. Florida 12george1 (submissions) was the first competitor to score this year, as he was last year, with a detailed good article review. Some other firsts:

Featured articles, portals and topics, as well as good topics, are yet to feature in the competition.

This year, the bonus points system has been reworked, with bonus points on offer for old articles prepared for did you know, and "multiplier" points reworked to become more linear. For details, please see Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring. There have been some teething problems as the bot has worked its way around the new system, but issues should mostly be ironed out- please report any problems to the WikiCup talk page. Here are some participants worthy of note with regards to the bonus points:

  • United States Ed! (submissions) was the first to score bonus points, with Portland-class cruiser, a good article.
  • Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) has the highest overall bonus points, as well as the highest scoring article, thanks to his work on Enrico Fermi, now a good article. The biography of such a significant figure to the history of science warrants nearly five times the normal score.
  • Chicago HueSatLum (submissions) claimed bonus points for René Vautier and Nicolas de Fer, articles that did not exist on the English Wikipedia at the start of the year; a first for the WikiCup. The articles were eligible for bonus points because of fact they were both covered on a number of other Wikipedias.

Also, a quick mention of British Empire The C of E (submissions), who may well have already written the oddest article of the WikiCup this year: did you know that the Fucking mayor objected to Fucking Hell on the grounds that there was no Fucking brewery? The gauntlet has been thrown down; can anyone beat it?

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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 00:58, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Cleanup[edit]

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You are invited to join WikiProject Cleanup, a WikiProject and resource for Wikipedia cleanup listings, information and discussion.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 15:25, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2013 February newsletter[edit]

Round 1 is now over. The top 64 scorers have progressed to round 2, where they have been randomly split into eight pools of eight. At the end of April, the top two from each pool, as well as the 16 highest scorers from those remaining, will progress to round 3. Commiserations to those eliminated; if you're interested in still being involved in the WikiCup, able and willing reviewers will always be needed, and if you're interested in getting involved with other collaborative projects, take a look at the WikiWomen's Month discussed below.

Round 1 saw 21 competitors with over 100 points, which is fantastic; that suggests that this year's competition is going to be highly competative. Our lower scores indicate this, too: A score of 19 was required to reach round 2, which was significantly higher than the 11 points required in 2012 and 8 points required in 2011. The score needed to reach round 3 will be higher, and may depend on pool groupings. In 2011, 41 points secured a round 3 place, while in 2012, 65 was needed. Our top three scorers in round 1 were:

  1. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), primarily for an array of warship GAs.
  2. London Miyagawa (submissions), primarily for an array of did you knows and good articles, some of which were awarded bonus points.
  3. New South Wales Casliber (submissions), due in no small part to Canis Minor, a featured article awarded a total of 340 points. A joint submission with Alaska Keilana (submissions), this is the highest scoring single article yet submitted in this year's competition.

Other contributors of note include:

Featured topics have still played no part in this year's competition, but once again, a curious contribution has been offered by British Empire The C of E (submissions): did you know that there is a Shit Brook in Shropshire? With April Fools' Day during the next round, there will probably be a good chance of more unusual articles...

March sees the WikiWomen's History Month, a series of collaborative efforts to aid the women's history WikiProject to coincide with Women's History Month and International Women's Day. A number of WikiCup participants have already started to take part. The project has a to-do list of articles needing work on the topic of women's history. Those interested in helping out with the project can find articles in need of attention there, or, alternatively, add articles to the list. Those interested in collaborating on articles on women's history are also welcome to use the WikiCup talk page to find others willing to lend a helping hand. Another collaboration currently running is an an effort from WikiCup participants to coordinate a number of Easter-themed did you know articles. Contributions are welcome!

A few final administrative issues. From now on, submission pages will need only a link to the article and a link to the nomination page, or, in the case of good article reviews, a link to the review only. See your submissions' page for details. This will hopefully make updating submission pages a little less tedious. 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) J Milburn (talk) 17:29, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

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where are you???[edit]

Hi Joey! Where have you disappeared? ^^ If you happen to come across this message, could you answer and say you're all right :) I guess you're very busy with med school but I hope you did not leave Wikipedia for good... --Sofffie7 (talk) 22:43, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

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You're back![edit]

Hi Joey! Long time, no talk! I hope you are well and have adjusted nicely back into Wikipedia. I realize we haven't spoken in a very long time, and wanted to see how you were. I haven't done any work on any Grey's articles in so long, so I haven't spoken to anyone from the project! I'm focusing on just The Young and the Restless articles now; I got one of them to GA in February. Anyway, enough about me, how are you doing? Preparing to tackle any new projects on WP? Creativity97 21:19, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Hey Creativity97! It's nice to hear from you and I'm glad to be back on Wikipedia. The time that I was gone went by so fast, and I feel like it was just yesterday when we were pushing George O'Malley to GA! Congratulations on your recent GA; it's a great achievement. I'm doing good, but due to medical school, I don't think I'll be able to return to editing full time until summer. I will, however, be able to pop in every now and then to do a little editing for the next few months. This summer, I'd like to finish the Grey's Anatomy character good topic, something we are very close to accomplishing. I think if all of the project members tackle a character article or two, we'll be good to go! What have you thought of Grey's this season? I think it's been boring and uneventful, sort of like seasons 4 and 7. Hope to hear back from you soon! TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 02:56, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
Good to hear you'll be popping in sporadically. I have not enjoyed Grey's at all this season. I didn't watch season 7 as all the characters just annoyed me for some reason, I started back up a little in season 8, and I've been trying to watch season 9 but like you said, it has been very boring, so it's not something I watch full time anymore. That's the main reason I haven't participated in the WikiProject in so long, because I'm not versed fluently on anything that's happened in the past three seasons. I might return to it someday, who knows. I think the Grey's character good topic will be accomplished in no time. Creativity97 21:21, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2013 March newsletter[edit]

We are halfway through round two. Pool A sees the strongest competition, with five out of eight of its competitors scoring over 100, and Pool H is lagging, with half of its competitors yet to score. WikiCup veterans lead overall; Pool A's Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) (2010's winner) leads overall, with poolmate London Miyagawa (submissions) (a finalist in 2011 and 2012) not far behind. Pool F's New South Wales Casliber (submissions) (a finalist in 2010, 2011 and 2012) is in third. The top two scorers in each pool, as well as the next highest 16 scorers overall, will progress to round three at the end of April.

Today has seen a number of Easter-themed did you knows from WikiCup participants, and March has seen collaboration from contestants with WikiWomen's History Month. It's great to see the WikiCup being used as a locus of collaboration; if you know of any collaborative efforts going on, or want to start anything up, please feel free to use the WikiCup talk page to help find interested editors. As well as fostering collaboration, we're also seeing the Cup encouraging the improvement of high-importance articles through the bonus point system. Highlights from the last month include GAs on physicist Niels Bohr (Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)), on the European hare (Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions)), on the constellation Circinus (Alaska Keilana (submissions) and New South Wales Casliber (submissions)) and on the Third Epistle of John (Indiana Cerebellum (submissions)). All of these subjects were covered on at least 50 Wikipedias at the beginning of the year and, subsequently, each contribution was awarded at least three times as many points as normal.

Wikipedians who enjoy friendly competition may be interested in participating in April's wikification drive. While wikifying an article is typically not considered "significant work" such that it can be claimed for WikiCup points, such gnomish work is often invaluable in keeping articles in shape, and is typically very helpful for new writers who may not be familiar with formatting norms.

A quick reminder: now, submission pages will need only a link to the article and a link to the nomination page, or, in the case of good article reviews, a link to the review only. See your submissions' page for details. This will hopefully make updating submission pages a little less tedious. 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) J Milburn (talk) 22:52, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

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George[edit]

Hi Joey! I know you're not on Wikipedia full time but there have been people who have been adding a bunch of quotes to George O'Malley and its making the article look very messy. You told me that quotes are only supposed to be used scarcely in GAs. I've reverted them twice now, so if you see them being put back can you revert them if you're around? Thanks! Creativity97 15:57, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2013 April newsletter[edit]

We are a week into Round 3, but it is off to a flying start, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) claiming for the high-importance Portal:Sports and Portal:Geography (which are the first portals ever awarded bonus points in the WikiCup) and Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) claiming for a did you know of sea, the highest scoring individual did you know article ever submitted for the WikiCup. Round 2 saw very impressive scores at close; first place New South Wales Casliber (submissions) and second place Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) both scored over 1000 points; a feat not seen in Round 2 since 2010. This, in part, has been made possible by the change in the bonus points rules, but is also testament to the quality of the competition this year. Pool C and Pool G were most competitive, with three quarters of participants making it to Round 3, while Pool D was the least, with only the top two scorers making it through. The lowest qualifying score was 123, significantly higher than last year's 65, 2011's 41 or even 2010's 100.

The next issue of The Signpost is due to include a brief update on the current WikiCup, comparing it to previous years' competitions. This may be of interest to current WikiCup followers, and may help bring some more new faces into the community. We would also like to note that this round includes an extra competitor to the 32 advertised, who has been added to a random pool. This extra inclusion seems to have been the fairest way to deal with a small mistake made before the beginning of this round, but should not affect the competition in a large way. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to contact one of the judges.

A rules clarification: content promoted between rounds can be claimed in the round after the break, but not the round before. The case in point is content promoted on 29/30 April, which may be claimed in this round. 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 16:16, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

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S9 finale[edit]

What a finale!!! :D What are your impressions? Do you think Richard is dead? At the end of this episode I think it's the biggest question! I'm glad Owen and Cristina finally broke up. Their relationship led nowhere. Before the episode aired, I thought like most people that Matthew would die and when the bus caught on fire while Jackson was still there, I thought 'ok he's the one who's going to die' and I had already imagined the impact on April for next season but then he survived lol. It's obvious they will end up together; it's just a matter of time. And what do you think of Alex and Jo? I've actually grown to like them... Finally, I understand why MerDer chose to name their baby Bailey but I don't really like the name lol. I hope you're doing fine :) --Sofffie7 (talk) 09:53, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might have already received a similar message a little while ago regarding the Recruitment Centre, so if you have, there is no need to read the rest of this. This message is directed to users who have reviewed over 15 Good article nominations and are not part of WikiProject Good articles (the first message I sent out went to only WikiProject members).

So for those who haven't heard about the Recruitment Centre yet, you may be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around it (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:

  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with (at the time this message was sent out, 2 recruiters have volunteered), the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 15:02, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

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FAC comments?[edit]

Hi there. Last year you originally signed on to review the article Sharon Newman during its GAN stages. I was wondering, if you would like to contribute any opinions/comments for its Featured article candidacy? I'd greatly appreciate it :). Regards, Arre 09:20, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2013 June newsletter[edit]

We are down to our final 16: the 2013 semi-finals are upon us. A score of 321 was required to survive round 3, further cementing this as the most competitive WikiCup yet; round 3 was survived in 2012 with 243 points, in 2011 with 76 points and in 2010 with 250 points. The change may in part be to do with the fact that more articles are now awarded bonus points, in addition to more competitive play. Reaching the final has, in the past, required 573 points (2012, a 135% increase on the score needed to reach round 4), 150 points (2011, a 97% increase) and 417 points (2010, a 72% increase). This round has seen over a third of participants claiming points for featured articles (with seven users claiming for multiple featured articles) and most users have also gained bonus points. However, the majority of points continue to come from good articles, followed by did you know articles. In this round, every content type was utilised by at least one user, proving that the WikiCup brings together content contributors from all corners of the project.

Round 3 saw a number of contributions of note. Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions) claimed the first featured topic points in this year's competition for her excellent work on topics related to Maya Angelou, the noted American author and poet. We have also continued to see high-importance articles improved as part of the competition: Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions) was awarded a thoroughly well-earned 560 points for her featured article Middle Ages and 102 points for her good article Battle of Hastings. Good articles James Chadwick and Stanislaw Ulam netted Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) 102 and 72 points respectively, while 72 points were awarded to Poland Piotrus (submissions) for each of Władysław Sikorski and Emilia Plater, both recently promoted to good article status. Collaborative efforts between WikiCup participants have continued, with, for example, New South Wales Casliber (submissions) and Canada Sasata (submissions) being awarded 180 points each for their featured article on Boletus luridus.

A rules reminder: content promoted between rounds can be claimed in the round after the break, but not the round before. The case in point is content promoted on the 29/30 June, which may be claimed in this round. 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. We are currently seeing concern about the amount of time people have to wait for reviews, especially at GAC- if you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to reduce the review backlogs! 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 (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 10:26, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

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Checking in[edit]

Hey Joey! How are you? Are you still alive lol? I believe that now the majority of students are on holidays so when are you coming back to Wikipedia? Give us some news, it's been a long time... --Sofffie7 (talk) 20:54, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2013 July newsletter[edit]

We're halfway through this year's penultimate round, and the competition is moving along well. Pool A's Canada Sasata (submissions) currently leads overall, while Pool B's Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) is second. Both leaders are WikiCup veterans, and both have already scored over 600 points this month. If the round were to end today, London Miyagawa (submissions), with 274 points, would be the lowest-scoring participant to make it through. This indicates that participants will need a score comparable to last year's (573, the highest ever) to qualify for the final. The high scores this year are a testament both to the quality of participants and to the increased focus on significant content (eligible for bonus points) in this year's competition. So far this round, both Sasata and Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) have made up over half of their score through bonus points, with, for example, high importance FA koala earning Sasata a total of 440 points (from a multiplier of 4.4) and high-importance GA sea earning Cwmhiraeth a total of 216 points (from a multiplier of 7.2). Other articles on important topics submitted this round include a featured article on the Norman conquest of England by Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions), and good articles on Nobel laureate in literature Henryk Sienkiewicz, Nobel laureate in physics Hans Bethe, and the noted Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryū. These articles are by Poland Piotrus (submissions), Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) and Sturmvogel_66 respectively.

Other than that, there is not much to report! 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. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to reduce the review backlogs! 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 (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 23:53, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

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WP:FOUR RFC[edit]

There are two WP:RFCs at WP:FOUR. The first is to conflate issues so as to keep people from expressing meaningful opinions. The second, by me, is claimed to be less than neutral by proponents of the first. Please look at the second one, which I think is much better.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 07:34, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

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Million Award[edit]

Million award logo.svg The Million Award
For your contributions to bring Grey's Anatomy (estimated annual readership: 3,789,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 02:07, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

The Million Award is a new initiative to recognize the editors of Wikipedia's most-read content; you can read more about the award and its possible tiers (Quarter Million Award, Half Million Award, and Million Award) at Wikipedia:Million Award. You're also welcome to display this userbox:

Million award logo.svg This user won the Million Award for bringing Grey's Anatomy to Good Article status.


If I've made any error in this listing, please don't hesitate to correct it; if for any reason you don't feel you deserve it, please don't hesitate to remove it; if you know of any other editor who merits one of these awards, please don't hesitate to give it; if you yourself deserve another award from any of the three tiers, please don't hesitate to take it! -- Khazar2 (talk) 02:07, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 August newsletter[edit]

This year's final is upon us. Our final eight, in order of last round's score, are:

  1. Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer who has contributed on topics of military history and physics, including a number of high-importance topics. Good articles have made up the bulk of his points, but he has also scored a great deal of bonus points. He has the second highest score overall so far, with more than 3000 points accumulated.
  2. New South Wales Casliber (submissions), another WikiCup veteran who reached the finals in 2012, 2011 and 2010. He writes on a variety of topics including botany, mycology and astronomy, and has claimed the highest or joint highest number of featured articles every round so far this year. He has the third highest score overall, with just under 3000 points accumulated.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 WikiCup champion, who writes mostly on marine biology. She has also contributed to high-importance topics, seeing huge numbers of bonus points for high-importance featured and good articles. Previous rounds have seen her scoring the most bonus points, with scoring spread across did you knows, good articles and featured articles.
  4. Canada Sasata (submissions), a WikiCup veteran who finished in second place in 2012, and competed as early as 2009. He writes articles on biology, especially mycology, and has scored highly for a number of collaborations at featured article candidates.
  5. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), the winner of the 2010 competition. His contributions mostly concern Naval history, and he has scored a very large number of points for good articles and good article reviews in every round. He is the highest scorer overall this year, with over 3500 points in total.
  6. Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions), who is competing in the WikiCup for the second time, though this will be her first time in the final. A regular at FAC, she is mostly interested in British medieval history, and has scored very highly for some top-importance featured articles on the topic.
  7. London Miyagawa (submissions), a finalist in 2012 and 2011. He writes on a broad variety of topics, with many of this year's points coming from good articles about Star Trek. Good articles make up the bulk of his points, and he had the most good articles back in round 2; he was also the highest scorer for DYK in rounds 1 and 2.
  8. Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions) has previously been involved with the WikiCup, but hasn't participated for a number of years. He scores mostly from restoration work leading to featured picture credits, but has also done some article writing and reviewing.

We say goodbye to eight great participants who did not qualify for the final: Poland Piotrus (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), Michigan Dana boomer (submissions), Prince Edward Island Status (submissions), United States Ed! (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), England Calvin999 (submissions). Having made it to this stage is still an excellent achievement, and you can leave with your heads held high. We hope to see you all again next year. Signups are now open for the 2014 WikiCup, which will begin on 1 January. All Wikipedians, whatever their interest or level of experience, are warmly invited to participate in next year's competition.

This last month has seen some incredible contributions; for instance, Cwmhiraeth's Starfish and Ealdgyth's Battle of Hastings—two highly important, highly viewed pages—made it to featured article status. It would be all too easy to focus solely on these stunning achievements at the expense of those participants working in lower-scoring areas, when in fact all WikiCup participants are doing excellent work. A mention of everything done is impossible, but here are a few: Last round saw the completion of several good topics (on the 1958, 1959 and 1962 Atlantic hurricane seasons) to which 12george1 had contributed. Calvin999 saw "S&M" (song), on which he has been working for several years, through to featured article status on its tenth try. Figureskatingfan continued towards her goal of a broad featured/good topic on Maya Angelou, with two featured and four good articles. ThaddeusB contributed significantly to over 20 articles which appeared on the main page's "in the news" section. Adam Cuerden continued to restore a large number of historical images, resulting in over a dozen FP credits this round alone. The WikiCup is not just about top-importance featured articles, and the work of all of these users is worthy of commendation.

Finally, the usual notices: 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. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to reduce the review backlogs! 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 (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 06:09, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Kirill [talk] 17:12, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Grey's Anatomy episode count[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Grey's Anatomy episode count has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Taylor Trescott - my talk + my edits 23:17, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2013 September newsletter[edit]

In 30 days, we will know the identity of our 2013 WikiCup champion. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) currently leads; if that lead is held, she will become the first person to have won the WikiCup twice. Canada Sasata (submissions), Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)—who has never participated in the competition before—and New South Wales Casliber (submissions) follow. The majority of points in this round have come from a mix of good articles and bonus points. This final round is seeing contributions to a number of highly important topics; recent submissions include Phoenix (constellation) (FA by Casliber), Ernest Lawrence (GA by Hawkeye7), Pinniped, and red fox (both GAs by Sasata).

The did you know (DYK) eligibility criteria have recently changed, meaning that newly passed good articles are accepted as "new" for did you know purposes. However, in the interests of not changing the WikiCup rules mid-competition, please note that only articles eligible for DYK under the old system (that is, newly created articles or 5x expansions) will be eligible for points in this year's WikiCup. We do, however, have time to discuss how this new system will work for next year's competition; a discussion will be opened in due course. On that note, thoughts are welcome on changes you'd like to see for next year. What worked? What didn't work? What would you like to see more of? What would you like to see less of? All Wikipedians, new or old, are also warmly invited to sign up for the 2014 WikiCup.

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. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to reduce the review backlogs! 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 (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 23:29, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2013 October newsletter[edit]

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our champion, for the second year running, is Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Our final nine were as follows:

  1. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions)
  2. Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)
  3. Canada Sasata (submissions)
  4. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions)
  5. New South Wales Casliber (submissions)
  6. Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions)
  7. London Miyagawa (submissions)
  8. Poland Piotrus (submissions)
  9. Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions)

All those who reached the final win prizes, and prizes will also be going to the following participants:

  • New South Wales Casliber (submissions) wins the FA prize, for four featured articles in round 4, worth 400 points.
  • Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) wins the GA prize, for 20 good articles in round 3, worth 600 points.
  • Portland, Oregon Another Believer (submissions) wins the FL prize, for four featured lists in round 2, worth 180 points.
  • Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions) wins the FP prize, for 23 featured pictures in round 5, worth 805 point.
  • Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) wins the FPo prize, for 2 featured portals in round 3, worth 70 points.
  • Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) wins the topic prize, for a 23-article featured topic in round 5, worth 230 points.
  • Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) wins the DYK prize, for 79 did you know articles in round 5, worth 570 points.
  • Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions) wins the ITN prize, for 23 in the news articles in round 4, worth 270 points.
  • United States Ed! (submissions) wins the GAR prize, for 24 good article reviews in round 1, worth 96 points.
  • The judges are awarding the Oddball Barnstar to British Empire The C of E (submissions), for some curious contributions in earlier rounds.
  • Finally, the judges are awarding Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) the Geography Barnstar for her work on sea, now a featured article. This top-importance article was the highest-scoring this year; when it was promoted to FA status, Cwmhiraeth could claim 720 points.

Prizes will be handed out in the coming weeks. Please be patient!

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 achieved this year. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition. While it has been an excellent year, errors have opened up the judges' eyes to the need for a third judge, and it is with pleasure that we announce that experienced WikiCup participant Miyagawa will be acting as a judge from now on. We hope you will all join us in welcoming him to the team.

Next year's competition begins on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; it is open to all Wikipedians, new and old. Brainstorming and discussion remains open for how next year's competition will work, and straw polls will be opened by the judges soon. Those interested in friendly competition may also like to keep an eye on the stub contest, being organised by Casliber. 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 (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 01:12, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

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Request for peer review[edit]

Please, could you be kind enough to review this article, Médecins de nuit. I will highly appreciate your help. thanks. Emekadavid (talk) 20:13, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2014 January newsletter[edit]

The 2014 WikiCup is off to a flying start, with, at time of writing, 138 participants. The is the largest number of participants we have seen since 2010. If you are yet to join the competition, don't worry- the judges have agreed to keep the signups open for a few more days. By a wide margin, our current leader is newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose set of 14 featured pictures, the first FPs of the competition, was worth 490 points. Here are some more noteworthy scorers:

Featured articles, featured lists, featured topics and featured portals are yet to play a part in the competition. The judges have removed a number of submissions which were deemed ineligible. Typically, we aim to see work on a project, followed by a nomination, followed by promotion, this year. We apologise for any disappointment caused by our strict enforcement this year; we're aiming to keep the competition as fair as possible.

Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may be interested to take part in The Core Contest; unlike the WikiCup, The Core Contest is not about audited content, but, like the WikiCup, it is about article improvement; specifically, The Core Contest is about contribution to some of Wikipedia's most important article. Of course, any work done for The Core Contest, if it leads to a DYK, GA or FA, can earn WikiCup points.

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. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! 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 (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 19:54, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2014 February newsletter[edit]

And so ends the most competitive first round we have ever seen, with 38 points required to qualify for round 2. Last year, 19 points secured a place; before that, 11 (2012) or 8 (2011) were enough. This is both a blessing and a curse. While it shows the vigourous good health of the competition, it also means that we have already lost many worthy competitors. Our top three scorers were:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer whose high-quality scans of rare banknotes represent an unusual, interesting and valuable contribution to Wikipedia. Most of Godot's points this round have come from a large set of pictures used in Treasury Note (1890–91).
  2. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions), a WikiCup veteran and a finalist last year, Adam is also a featured picture specialist, focusing on the restoration of historical images. This month's promotions have included a carefully restored set of artist William Russell Flint's work.
  3. United States WikiRedactor (submissions), another WikiCup newcomer. WikiRedactor has claimed points for good article reviews and good articles relating to pop music, many of which were awarded bonus points. Articles include Sky Ferreira, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus and "Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus song).

Other competitors of note include:

After such a competitive first round, expect the second round to also be fiercely fought. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2, but please do not update your submission page until March (UTC). Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

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. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! 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 (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 00:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2014 March newsletter[edit]

A quick update as we are half way through round two of this year's competition. WikiCup newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (Pool E) leads, having produced a massive set of featured pictures for Silver certificate (United States), an article also brought to featured list status. Former finalist Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) (Pool G) is in second, which he owes mostly to his work with historical images, including a number of images from Urania's Mirror, an article also brought to good status. 2010 champion (Pool C) is third overall, thanks to contributions relating to naval history, including the newly featured Japanese battleship Nagato. Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who currently leads Pool A and is sixth overall, takes the title for the highest scoring individual article of the competition so far, with the top importance featured article Ian Smith.

With 26 people having already scored over 100 points, it is likely that well over 100 points will be needed to secure a place in round 3. Recent years have required 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) and 100 (2010). Remember that only 64 will progress to round 3 at the end of April. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page; if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally. 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. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! 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 (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 22:54, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2014 April newsletter[edit]

Round 3 of the 2014 WikiCup has just begun; 32 competitors remain. Pool G's Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Round 2's highest scorer, with a large number of featured picture credits. In March/April, he restored star charts from Urania's Mirror, lithographs of various warships (such as SMS Gefion) and assorted other historical media. Second overall was Pool E's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose featured list Silver certificate (United States) contains dozens of scans of banknotes recently promoted to featured picture status. Third was Pool G's United States ChrisGualtieri (submissions) who has produced a large number of good articles, many, including Falkner Island, on Connecticut-related topics. Other successful participants included Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who saw three articles (including the top-importance Ian Smith) through featured article candidacies, and Washington, D.C. Caponer (submissions), who saw three lists (including the beautifully-illustrated list of plantations in West Virginia) through featured list candidacies. High-importance good articles promoted this round include narwhal from Canada Reid,iain james (submissions), tiger from Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and The Lion King from Minas Gerais Igordebraga (submissions). We also saw our first featured topic points of the competition, awarded to Nepal Czar (submissions) and Indiana Red Phoenix (submissions) for their work on the Sega Genesis topic. No points have been claimed so far for good topics or featured portals.

192 was our lowest qualifying score, again showing that this WikiCup is the most competitive ever. In previous years, 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) or 100 (2010) secured a place in Round 3. Pool H was the strongest performer, with all but one of its members advancing, while only the two highest scorers in Pools G and F advanced. At the end of June, 16 users will advance into the semi-finals. 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. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! 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 (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 17:57, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2014 June newsletter[edit]

After an extremely close race, Round 3 is over. 244 points secured a place in Round 4, which is comparable to previous years- 321 was required in 2013, while 243 points were needed in 2012. Pool C's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) was the round's highest scorer, mostly due to a 32 featured pictures, including both scans and photographs. Also from Pool C, Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished second overall, claiming three featured articles, including the high-importance Grus (constellation). Third place was Pool B's , whose contributions included featured articles Russian battleship Poltava (1894) and Russian battleship Peresvet. Pool C saw the highest number of participants advance, with six out of eight making it to the next round.

The round saw this year's first featured portal, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) taking Portal:Literature to featured status. The round also saw the first good topic points, thanks to Florida 12george1 (submissions) and the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This means that all content types have been claimed this year. Other contributions of note this round include a featured topic on Maya Angelou's autobiographies from Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), a good article on the noted Czech footballer Tomáš Rosický from Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) and a now-featured video game screenshot, freely released due to the efforts of Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions).

The judges would like to remind participants to update submission pages promptly. This means that content can be checked, and allows those following the competition (including those participating) to keep track of scores effectively. This round has seen discussion about various aspects of the WikiCup's rules and procedures. Those interested in the competition can be assured that formal discussions about how next year's competition will work will be opened shortly, and all are welcome to voice their views then. 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. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! 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) 18:48, 30 June 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)