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Reviewer rights[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, will be commencing a a two-month trial at approximately 23:00, 2010 June 15 (UTC).

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SMAC Peer Review[edit]

Hello. A few editors and I are working on geting Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri up to at least GA status by the end of the year and would love for you to review it. If you have the time, It would be great if you could look over the article and tell us what needs to be improved to get it up to C or B status (for now...). Nolelover (talk) 19:54, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

I'd love to help, that's one of my favorite PC games of all time. Go ahead and open a general or project PR for it and I'll stop by later and take a look. — Mr. Van Tine (tc) 09:40, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. Nolelover told me that he contacted you. It may be a few weeks before I feel ready for a PR. I have been going through sources and it is taking time. I'll make it a point to make sure someone leaves a message on this page when a PR is opened. Vyeh (talk) 11:52, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
Sure. Tell you what, I'll help you guys on this one. It's been a while since I've done any content. I'll work on Reception first; you can follow my progress at my sandbox. As for sources, there's some info at IGN including a few interviews with developers, and you can find reviews at Metacritic. Those are a good place to start for Gameplay/Story. Make sure you check with the WikiProject's list of reliable sources to make sure everything checks out or we might get dinged later at GAN. — Mr. Van Tine (tc) 12:07, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
Alright, a rough draft of Reception is ready at the sandbox. I tried to make it more neutral and remove a lot of the fancruft, including the exhaustive award list and fawning explanation of the PC Gamer scoring. Web-based sources are hard to come by for games this old, especially reliable ones, so if you have access to any print reviews that would allow us to diversify it a bit that would be great. Let me know what you guys think. — Mr. Van Tine (tc) 14:55, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. My plan was to go through the Shah Reference (I had merged it from further reading - I think Narthring had put it there and was planning to find a place to create a citation. Then there were cites at the top of {{Talk:Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri]] that I was going through. I had finished the first one (Edge Online) and had looked at the last of the "Designer's Diary" (Brian Reynolds) in the second source (Gamespot).And I had finished with the third one (IGN), which is the third reference on your IGN list. I had started implementing the (shortened) notes and reference layout (See footnote 2, Rosen (1999) and the Rosen reference. I took a look at your sandbox. It looks very good. Why don't you go ahead and replace the current Reception section? It is a lot easier to see if there are redundancies in the other sections if everything is in one place. In particular, perhaps there could be some kind of connection with the current storyline section. And I like the approach you have taken with the gameplay paragraph and would like to see a similar approach taken with the gameplay section (I'd like to see us compare SMAC to Civ II and use the reviewers' differing views about gameplay in that section. Besides moving away from the primary source of the game's manual, I think it will make the article more interesting. (I got an editing conflict when I tried to put in this comment.) Vyeh (talk) 15:05, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

You still there? =) ResMar 21:40, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Guess not...ResMar 01:31, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
What's up ResMar? — Mr. Van Tine (tc) 01:50, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
Haven't seen you in a while =) ResMar 02:55, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

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Dota 2 peer review[edit]

Hello, I created a peer review for Dota 2 recently and I would very much like to hear your input for improvement., since you listed yourself as a reliable reference for video game-related topics. DarthBotto talkcont 17:03, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

God of War characters Peer Review[edit]

Hello, I saw your name listed on the volunteers page for Peer Reviews (specifically video games) and would like your input for the God of War characters Peer Review. JDC808 (talk) 05:13, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

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Missing Wikipedians[edit]

Just found you basically disappeared after becoming less and less active, so I've added you to the page above. Should you decide to return, please remember to take your name off it. God bless, LazyBastardGuy 06:49, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

I still creep around, but you did the right thing. :) — Mr. V (tc) 07:18, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Michael Broder[edit]

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Can't think of good headline[edit]

Oh wow Vantine. I haven't seen you around the video game project, or Wikipedia in general, in years. You probably don't even remember me. But either way, how's it going? GamerPro64 23:54, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Lol yes, of course I remember. Good to hear from you! I've been on a pretty huge wikibreak. I'm going to putter around a bit and see what trouble I can get into :) . How is everything around WP:VG? — Mr. V (tc) 23:57, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
Its been going pretty swell. The project went past 500 GAs a while ago, lost some great editors making it hard to tell who's left. We do have new regulars so that's good. But honestly I think the project has been going a bit slow. Compared to before at least. GamerPro64 00:04, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
Ok, well I'll see what I can do. Any place in particular where editors are needed? I planned on clearing out the backlog at Assessment/Requests. — Mr. V (tc) 00:11, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
Besides the Assessment page, I would say articles nominated at GAN. I would work on them but I prefer doing Re-assessments like at FAR. GamerPro64 00:17, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Re: Steam[edit]

Good call! Yes, I really appreciate your recent touch-up work to the article. Taking note of your suggestions subsequently evaluating things, I've decided to open up a peer review for the Steam article, to thoroughly fix up the article and prepare it for a GAN in perhaps a month's time. It would be nice if you could continue giving a hand! DarthBotto talkcont 03:27, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

No problem. I'll take a look at it soon. :) — Mr. V (tc) 03:59, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
To be blunt, I just committed a holy shit edit! I essentially preemptively took care of half your suggestions. I'm going to work on sentence structure and flow as soon as I get some time, but rest assured, we are making massive progress! :) DarthBotto talkcont 22:24, 8 November 2013 (UTC)
@DarthBotto:Nice, it's looking good! Keep up the good work. — Mr. V (tc) 03:05, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Re: Dream Drop[edit]

Yes, I'll take over that GAN as well. Doesn't look like too much work, even without being a major contributor. --PresN 05:31, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Great! Let me know when it's ready. — Mr. V (tc) 05:34, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Thanks for copy-editing CFR Cluj. Cheers! Codrin.B (talk) 13:22, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Anytime! — Mr. V (tc) 13:34, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

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A message for you[edit]

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Hello, Vantine84. You have new messages at Talk:It's Your Fault.
Message added 13:07, 5 November 2013 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Please answer there. -- Rsrikanth05 (talk) 13:07, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Re: A-class review[edit]

I'm a bit swamped in real life, but I'll try and see what I can do. If I don't respond for a while feel free to ping me and bring it back up on my radar. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 20:42, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! — Mr. V (tc) 00:54, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Your request for rollback[edit]

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Hi Vantine84. After reviewing your request for rollback, I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback should be used to revert clear cases of vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
  • Rollback should never be used to edit war.
  • If abused, rollback rights can be revoked.
  • Use common sense.

If you no longer want rollback, contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some more information on how to use rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback (even though you're not an admin). I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, but feel free to leave me a message on my talk page if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Thank you for helping to reduce vandalism. Happy editing! Beeblebrox (talk) 21:02, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! — Mr. V (tc) 00:55, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Dacia[edit]

Your work on Dacia was very good, but weasel words should not be left there as part of copyediting. Go ahead and fix it, and I will mark it checked.--DThomsen8 (talk) 20:12, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

@Dthomsen8: Thanks! I'll take care of it. — Mr. V (tc) 00:00, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your help with the article on the Argentine telenovela. Cambalachero (talk) 15:42, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! — Mr. V (tc) 15:45, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks very much[edit]

Thank you very much for copy editing the Second Battle of Gaza. I really appreciate your interest and time. All the best, --Rskp (talk) 23:27, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

@RoslynSKP: Anytime! And thank you for working so hard on these articles. — Mr. V (tc) 23:47, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Fire Emblem (video game)#Requested move 2013[edit]

The move request is relisted. Join in discussion to comment. --George Ho (talk) 01:46, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of New Age Retro Hippie -- New Age Retro Hippie (talk) 12:41, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

WP:GOCE November backlog elimination drive barnstars[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Vantine84 for copy edits totaling over 100,000 words as part of the GOCE November 2013 copy edit drive. Thanks for the voluminous work! – Jonesey95 (talk) 05:21, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
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This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Vantine84 for copyediting 74,810 words during the GOCE November Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 05:21, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
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This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Vantine84 for copyediting 9 long articles during the GOCE November Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 05:21, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
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This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Vantine84 for copyediting 11 old articles during the GOCE November Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 05:21, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Longest Article, 2nd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Vantine84 for your copy edit of the 11,149-word article First Battle of Gaza during the GOCE November Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for taking on this long article! – Jonesey95 (talk) 05:21, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Sega Genesis FAC[edit]

Hello there Vantine84 (I wrote Vantine73 like five times, 84 just didn't want to come out). I was hoping you haven't forgotten about us over at the Sega Genesis FAC page. I hope it's not rude of me to ask here for your help in finishing your review so we can make the cut and become a featured article. Thank you for your time. *crosses fingers for luck*--SexyKick 11:02, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Dream Drop Review[edit]

Sorry for taking so long to address everything, but I think I've cleared up everything you mentioned in your Talk:Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance/GA1 of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance now. --PresN 23:49, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

November 2013 GOCE drive wrap-up[edit]

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GOCE December 2013 Blitz wrap-up and January Drive invitation[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions[edit]

The article Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol unsupport vote.svg; see Talk:Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. New Age Retro Hippie (talk) (contributions) 06:52, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2014 WikiCup![edit]

Hello Vantine84, and welcome to the 2014 WikiCup! Your submission page can be found here. The competition will begin at midnight tonight (UTC). There have been a few small changes from last year; the rules can be read in full at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring, and the page also includes a summary of changes. One important rule to remember is that only content on which you have completed significant work, and nominated, in 2014 is eligible for points in the competition- the judges will be checking! As ever, this year's competition includes some younger editors. If you are a younger editor, you are certainly welcome, but we have written an advice page at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Advice for younger editors for you. Please do take a look. Any questions should be directed to one of the judges, or left on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will make it to round 2. Good luck! J Milburn (talk · contribs), The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 17:33, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

GOCE 2013 Annual Report[edit]

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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.

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GOCE February blitz wrapup[edit]

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Participation: Out of seven people who signed up for this blitz, all copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 16 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the March drive! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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March GOCE copyedit drive[edit]

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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)

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 Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) (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)

GOCE March drive wrapup[edit]

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The March 2014 drive wrap-up is now ready for review.
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Participation: Thanks to all who participated in the drive and helped out behind the scenes. 42 people signed up for this drive and 28 of these completed at least one article. Final results are available here.

Progress report: Articles tagged during the target months of December 2012 and January 2013 were reduced from 177 to 33, and the overall backlog was reduced by 13 articles. The total backlog was 2,902 articles at the end of March. On the Requests page during March, 26 copy edit requests were completed, all requests from January 2014 were completed, and the length of the queue was reduced by 11 articles.

Blitz!: The April blitz will run from April 13–19, with a focus on the Requests list. Sign up now!

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April blitz wrap-up and May copyediting drive invitation[edit]

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Participation: Out of 17 people who signed up for this blitz, eight copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 28 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the May drive! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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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) 17:56, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Dota 2 FAC[edit]

Hello. As you have previously been involved with the milestones for the Dota 2 article by giving input, I figured it would be courteous to notify you that said article is up for Featured Article status. I am welcoming you to give your input! DARTHBOTTO talkcont 18:33, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

GOCE June 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 51 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2,987 articles to 2,236 articles in May, the lowest backlog total since we began keeping records in 2009! Since at least 300 new articles were tagged during May, that means we copy edited over 1,000 articles in a single month. Amazing work, everyone!

Blitz: The June blitz will run from June 15–21. This blitz's theme is Politics. Sign up here.

Election: You can nominate yourself or others for the role of Coordinator for the second half of 2014 here. Nominations will be accepted until June 14. Voting will begin on June 15 and will conclude on June 28.

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.

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Sleeping Dogs (video game)[edit]

Hey man! Would you mind doing a reflist cleanup for "Sleeping Dogs (video game)"? I just finished writing some of it and would really appreciate any help you could give on the references and links. URDNEXT (talk) 18:27, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

GOCE July 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 newsletter is now ready for review. Highlights:

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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 Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), 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)