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Please comment on Talk:OpenOffice.org[edit]

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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 Godot is a featured picture specialist, claiming large numbers of points due to high-quality scans of historical documents, especially banknotes.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)

Please comment on Talk:Artpop[edit]

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HighBeam for RPG articles[edit]

Hey there! :)

Are you ready? I am ready.  ;) When last we left off, we had begun working on biographical articles, as the "final frontier" for HighBeam since we already went through all the computer games and novels and assorted D&D subjects I could think to look at. I have a looooooot to go through, if you are willing to hang with me.  :) For one thing, you might notice the change to the header of this section; it represents a bit of a broadening of my horizons over the past year. I know you are probably aware that I have been putting a bunch of work into RPG bios, so getting more work done with HighBeam in that area seems like a logical next step. Let me know when you are ready, and I will launch our first volley. ;) BOZ (talk) 00:10, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

How are things going now? BOZ (talk) 15:11, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
Soon. I feel the desire to write referenced text growing in me. ;) I've been contributing a little bit more frequently this month. —Torchiest talkedits 20:26, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Aweomse - no rush, I'm just twitchy.  ;) BOZ (talk) 04:47, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Any better now?  :) BOZ (talk) 23:25, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
Okay, I finally renewed my subscription. We are go for the next 365 days! :) —Torchiest talkedits 23:33, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
Sweeeeet. :) This thread is kind of getting buried, though - I will start a new one tomorrow. Don't have my list in front of me ATM, dontcha know! ;) BOZ (talk) 23:40, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
Oh wait, I lied, I'm ready to go.  ;) I will start another thread anyway, though. BOZ (talk) 23:44, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Article titles[edit]

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KMFDM song titles[edit]

Hey! Long time no talk. Hope you're doing well! I was looking at Don't Blow Your Top (album), and I was thinking about the song titles. Specifically those with bracketed titles, like "King Kong Dub" (Rubber mix) and "Killing" (For Your Sampling Kit). I'm wondering if putting those bracket titles in the note parameter is the right way to do this? I'm thinking they're part of the song title (especially in the case of "Killing (For Your Sampling Kit)", which isn't the usual "Song title" (blah mix) format), and I'm thinking they should be moved out of the note parameter and into the main title parameter.

Now, the fun part about all this is that I'm pretty sure I was the one who moved them into the note parameter in the first place (although I could be wrong, but I'm too lazy to go searching through the article's history), but in retrospect I'm thinking that wasn't a great idea. So I'm wondering what you think? Is it a better idea to move those to the title parameter (and thus within the quote marks, such as "King Kong Dub (Rubber mix)")? I mention DBYT, but this would apply to all their albums. I'm quite willing to put in the work myself, but I wanted to see what you thought before I do that. So, what do you think? (Also, I'm totally stealing your talk page edit notice thing for my talk page.) MrMoustacheMM (talk) 18:45, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, that all works for me. And enjoy the edit notice, although I've found that even with it in place, people comment however they feel like doing it. ;) —Torchiest talkedits 16:31, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Alright, I'll have at it sometime in the next little while. And if anyone reverts me, I'll start a discussion at the appropriate article talk page and invite you along. MrMoustacheMM (talk) 18:30, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm currently in the middle of doing this, take a look and see what you think so far. For Würst and Greatest Shit, I made a decision to include things like mix names in the title and "Edit" (or "Album Edit") in the note, but if you think the whole phrase should be included in one or the other, let me know and I can change it (or of course feel free to change it yourself). MrMoustacheMM (talk) 19:47, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
I think having the extra little edit note works well for all those, since almost every song was edited for those discs. It would feel too clunky in full-size text I think. —Torchiest talkedits 02:06, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Zim Integrated Shipping Services[edit]

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Dwarf[edit]

This IP editor seems to be working in good faith, but I think he could use some coaching on how to handle a GA-level article given edits like this: [1] 129.33.19.254 (talk) 21:53, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on User talk:Bostonscribe/sandbox[edit]

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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.

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q3 2014[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Boxcar[edit]

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GOCE barnstar page[edit]

Hi. When you have a chance, would you please run your barnstar-table script on the September drive page or give the script to me, Baffle gab1978 or Jonesey95 so we can do it? Thanks and all the best, Miniapolis 22:29, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes, sorry, I meant to run that earlier this week. I'll do it Saturday. —Torchiest talkedits 01:44, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot; I know you're busy with other things. All the best, Miniapolis 13:17, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
It's done, might need to compare leaderboard numbers and make sure they match. Cheers. —Torchiest talkedits 19:12, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks again; I'll start working on it tomorrow. All the best, Miniapolis 00:26, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Ira (name)[edit]

Hello. Please be more careful when you restore content. The information you restored here was downright bogus. --Omnipaedista (talk) 06:18, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

With respect, you are partially mistaken. I very unsure about all that, and did a good amount of looking around before making all those changes. I see now that the Greek meanings could be uncertain, but the others have good sources:
  • Maori (life principle and gene): Mead, Hirini Moko; Mead, Sidney M. (2003). Tikanga Māori: Living by Māori Values. Huia Publishers. p. 42. ISBN 9781877283888. 
  • Sanskrit: You left in the part saying it is a name for the wind god, but for earth: The Encyclopædia Britannica: A-ZYM (20 ed.). Werner. 1903. p. 674. 
I didn't revert without doing some research, although since I didn't add sources either, it does look like a thoughtless action. —Torchiest talkedits 13:40, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Sorry for not being more precise. I was referring to the Greek word. This part was the bogus one. --Omnipaedista (talk) 16:50, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

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GOCE October 2014 newsletter[edit]

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Emily Care Boss[edit]

Hey Torchiest, here is a good test case for you. I did not see anything for her on HighBeam, but maybe you can find something for Emily Care Boss somewhere out there? BOZ (talk) 17:41, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

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HighBeam for RPG articles (part 1)[edit]

OK, here we go. :) I have several mini-projects, some small, some quite large, so I will break them up bit by bit to make them easier to digest. Mmm, chewy!

I always try to honor the recently deceased in the gaming field, as I am sure you have noticed. On Wikipedia, that means when I hear a person has passed away, I do my best to clean up that person's article (or start an article if there isn't one yet) and encourage others to do the same. Part of why I do this is to honor that person, and part of this is because lazy obituary writers tend to use Wikipedia as their primary or only source, so we had better get it right for them.  ;) Although the deaths below are not very recent, they are from 2013 and 2014, so I figure a good place to start is to see what more we can do for these articles.

I wasn't able to find anything on HighBeam for Quinton Hoover and Anthony J. Bryant; if you happen to locate more sources for them on HighBeam or otherwise, then that would be great; if not, don't worry about it. BOZ (talk) 13:28, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Willis was almost nothing. I added the bit about 6th CoC but there wasn't anything else. Trampier is about the same, just a few bibliographic notes about various editions of the Monster Manual. The Calhamer could have some stuff, I only started looking at it though. —Torchiest talkedits 03:02, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Cool, cool. For Willis, I wish I could find some information about his birthdate - got nothing so far, which is kind of weird. ;) Tramp's article is probably in the best of shape, of all these, so I'm not so worried about him. BOZ (talk) 17:16, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Can't wait to see what you can do for Calhamer, and Breitenstein too - which really is the stubbiest of all stubs. ;) BOZ (talk) 02:48, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Hey, can you take a quick look and see what you can do for Bob Brynildson? [7][8] BOZ (talk) 11:15, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

It was put up for CSD, but that was removed and it seems like it will stay, now. BOZ (talk) 15:06, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Hey, if I could ask you to jump on one quickly, I'm concerned that Bill Fawcett (writer) (which was PRODded earlier this week, redirected, and now restored[9]) may come up for deletion. I would estimate that about half of the hits on this search are related to him. BOZ (talk) 19:03, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

So far so good. :) I should have done this sooner, but did not really have the time to go through the list properly.
That should save you the trouble of having to sift through these yourself, now that I have removed all the ones that are least likely to be about him. :) BOZ (talk) 23:36, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

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Meanwhile[edit]

Torchiest, got anything to help legitimize Magical beast (Dungeons & Dragons)? BOZ (talk) 13:28, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

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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GOCE coordinator elections[edit]

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December 2014 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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