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August 2014[edit]

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I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm KatieBU. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Hednota polyargyra, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you. KatieBU (talk) 22:38, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Very fast article creation[edit]

You are in some cases creating 3 or more pages per minute. How are you doing this? Ciao Mane (talk) 23:23, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Experience makes up the majority of it. Also, putting this formula: {{subst:PAGENAME}} wherever the full title of the page is meant to appear in the text helps. There was an old person of Rimini... (talk) 23:32, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 06 August 2014[edit]

Asking your permission... ;-))[edit]

Dear Wilhelmina, Face-smile.svg

I am in awe of your work here at the Wiki and also a great fan/admirer of your positive spirit and sense of humour.

Therefore, I would like to ask your permission to add the following userbox to my userpage, seeing as it would be a bit one-sided (not to say somewhat presumptuous) to do so without asking you first: Face-wink.svg

Thank you for your consideration.

With kindest regards;

Patrick. ツ Pdebee. (talk) 14:44, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Userbox-single.svg This user is a WikiFriend with User:Wilhelmina Will.

Sure thing! :) There was an old person of Rimini... (talk) 17:40, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much! All very best wishes...
(My word, you are a *busy* lady!!!) Face-wink.svg
With kindest regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee. (talk) 18:25, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png We toast in Sir Wilhelmina's name, as he is ever present in the new pages feed. WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 23:33, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, very much! :) There was an old person of Rimini... (talk) 00:08, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Congratulations; but, surely, this should have been "Lady Wilhelmina" and "... as she is ever present ..."?! Face-smile.svg
Patrick. ツ Pdebee. (talk) 10:48, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Few things[edit]

Hi Wilhelmina, first off: nice work on the Crambids! Regarding categories, when you start on the species in a new Subfamily, Tribe, etc. could you please check if there already is a category for this subfamiliy or tribe and use it? Saves me the time of having to recat. everything. Second: someone has been busy refining the 'Animals described in ...' cats to 'Moths described in ...'. I think you already do, but could you use these from now on? Thanks! Ow, and I am unable to finish the last batch you made, could you wait with the next until I finish these? Much appreciated..! Cheers Ruigeroeland (talk) 12:48, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Okey-doke! :) Who said, 'Gracious! Goodness! Oh gimini!'... (talk) 17:25, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi Wilhelmina, could I ask for another break? I think I will not be able to do much wiki-work the coming days. If you could wait with the next batch until I cleared these it would be much appreciated..! Ruigeroeland (talk) 14:19, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Sure thing! :) Who said, 'Gracious! Goodness! Oh gimini!'... (talk) 17:12, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Rock 'n' Roll Cities[edit]

Orlady has replied to your nudge here; there appear to be issues still remaining. Please respond soon. Many thanks! BlueMoonset (talk) 15:13, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Wilhelmina Will, it has been two weeks now since Orlady replied noting that issues still remained with your nomination. We need you to take action soon. Thank you for your attention. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:53, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Dear Wilhelmina Will, thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia, especially your creation to Cyclopeplus peruvianus. Keep up the good work! You are making a difference here! With regards, AnupamTalk 00:52, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, very much! :) Who said, 'Gracious! Goodness! Oh gimini!'... (talk) 00:55, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.

At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.

As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

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The Signpost: 13 August 2014[edit]

GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to everyone who participated in the July drive. Of the 40 people who signed up this drive, 22 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2400 articles to 2199 articles in July. This is a new month-end record low for the backlog. Nice work, everyone!

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HOP Ranch[edit]

Hi Wilhelmina,

The subject article was recently published this past weekend, and I am trying to get it assigned to the most correct project. I think the one that fits best is American Old West. I'd be grateful if you can make that happen, and I would also be grateful to have the article reviewed for class. I humbly submit that it is beyond start class.


Dnforney (talk) 03:27, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Greetings, I apologize for the delay. I've taken care of the requested tasks. :) When they said, 'Please be still'... (talk) 22:55, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 20 August 2014[edit]

A barnstar for you!![edit]

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Hello Wilhelmina Will recently you have signed my guestbook! Thank you very much for signing my guestbook.

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Thank you, very much! :) Who said, 'Gracious! Goodness! Oh gimini!'... (talk) 17:33, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Cerambycid articles[edit]

Hi. First off, I sincerely compliment the amount of work you put into getting so many of the names in Larry Bezark's catalog online. I know how much effort is involved in projects like that, as I have over 10,000 WP edits, many of them of a similar nature, and have authored a cerambycid field guide. However, you evidently were not aware that the catalog you were using was only the half used exclusively for New World taxa. A lot of the tribes and genera you pasted into Wikipedia have OTHER members in the Old World, in Larry's OTHER half of the catalog. This has led to some troublesome and incorrect entries, e.g., your article on Dorcaschematini, which stated that the only included genus was Dorcaschema. There are, in fact, 12 genera in the tribe, 11 of them Old World exclusively. I had to rebuild both the tribal page and the Dorcaschema genus page to reflect this. This pattern is repeated for nearly every tribal list you created, some of them omitting dozens of genera (such as Monochamini - compare your list with this). I hate to ask this, but I can't spare the time to fix all of this presently, but at the very least you need to work through all the tribal pages you created to add all the missing Old World genera. There promise to be hundreds, all told. Since there are numerous exclusively Old World tribes, they aren't necessarily in the list of tribes, either, but adding those is a second-tier priority. I have not checked to see if the lists in Wikispecies are complete; if so, this may greatly speed up the process of revision. Peace, Dyanega (talk) 07:29, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

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In Swimming, "heats" are the eliminatory section. We have a lot of swimmers to try a time, and only 8 can swim each time (this happens in Athletics too, the track is not big enough to put everybody together). So, we have heat 1,2,3,4... and the 16 best times go to the semifinal or 8 go to the final (longer events like 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m). Junperson (talk) 00:39, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for the clarification! :) When they said, 'Please be still'... (talk) 22:55, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

GOCE Requests[edit]

Hi Wilhelmina Will. The Instructions for copy editors on the GOCE/REQ page requests "Please do not accept more than one request at a time." Please observe: other people might like to take some of those requests, and you can't possibly do them simultaneously. Thanks. --Stfg (talk) 00:10, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Alright, if you want to be the one who does those requests, I'll withdraw from them. One less thing to skyrocket my blood pressure over. When they said, 'Please be still'... (talk) 00:12, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
@Stfg: I'm pretty sure there were only three; I've withdrawn from these. You can go ahead and take them on now. When they said, 'Please be still'... (talk) 00:16, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Actually, in this version of the requests page, there were six, all marked {{working}} in the space of three minutes. I didn't say I wanted to take them on; there are other people apart from me. --Stfg (talk) 00:32, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, but you're one of/the most diligent participants the guild's got. :) What I meant was that while I signed on for six of the reviews, there were only three unattended at the time of your post. When they said, 'Please be still'... (talk) 01:16, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

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Posted by (tJosve05a (c) 01:06, 29 August 2014 (UTC), on behalf of WikiProject Articles for creation.

I am also sorry that there were some sort of a mishap and trouble with your reviews. The problem was that you didn't sign up for the drive under [[1]], which caused you to fall of the lists.

Happy editing! (tJosve05a (c) 01:06, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, Josve05a. :) I was always under the impression that once a user's page for logging submissions has been started, they're added to the participant's list by a machine, but now I'm starting to doubt I assumed right. Thanks again! When they said, 'Please be still'... (talk) 01:12, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Actually, once you add your name to the participants list and start the page for logging reviews, a machine (User:Excirial/AFCBuddy) will then start automatically logging your reviews for you. It will also update your drive totals so that the coordinator can give you an award. Face-wink.svg Mz7 (talk) 21:31, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

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The Signpost: 27 August 2014[edit]

August GOCE blitz[edit]

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Thanks for copyediting a total of 2,964 words during the August Guild of Copy Editors blitz! Miniapolis 17:07, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, very much! :) She ran down a hill... (talk) 20:55, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

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)

HOP Ranch updated[edit]


First I hope your stress will reduce as soon as possible and that you can return to a less stressful mode quickly.

I wanted to thank you for evaluating the HOP Ranch article recently and bringing it into the Old West project area where I think it fits best. I noticed you assigned it a quality level of start class, and I have since made the following improvements to the article.

1. Outlined the prose of the article and added an entirely new section "Dangers" to provide a backdrop of life on the Colorado prairie at the time. The new outline has created a helpful, albeit small, TOC for the article. (This is a low stress article :-) )

2. Reviewed and modified every reference to better adhere to MOS Citation Templates and provided links to all online sources (definitely not infringing on copyrights) so it easier to check reference material.

I do have the article in peer review and am awaiting comments. So I'm wondering. Do you have suggestions that will help move this out of Start Class?

Thanks in advance! Dnforney (talk) 07:28, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 September 2014[edit]

A Well-being Award for you! ;-))[edit]

Psi.PNG Dear Wilhelmina; Face-smile.svg
Welcome back to the community where I'm sure many of your friends have been missing you! I am glad your absence was only a brief one and I hope you are now feeling fully refreshed and ready to continue your most excellent work here, albeit a little less intensely, perhaps? Face-wink.svg

Please keep well and joyful.Face-smile.svg
With kindest regards.
Patrick. ツ Pdebee. (talk) 13:42, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Aw, thank you, very much! :) She ran down a hill... (talk) 17:10, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Draft:Jon Carnegie[edit]

I wonder if you realise that, when you reviewed the draft, you did not complete the template properly. I have done so for you. You also did not notify the submitting editor of the fact that you declined it, leading them to wonder what had taken place and when. They asked at the AFC Help Desk.

Please, when you review, perform 100% of the steps. There is a script that will assist you. Fiddle Faddle 08:30, 10 September 2014 (UTC)


Hi Wilhelmina, and nice to see you are back. Regarding the creation of Glaphyriinae species pages: it seems this subfamily has been subject of a lot of research, and thus much info is available. This means more work for me, so might I ask you limit the number of new species articles to 20-30 a day so I can keep up? Thanks! Ruigeroeland (talk) 11:19, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Okey-doke! :) She ran down a hill... (talk) 17:40, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

August 2014 wikification awards[edit]

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For scoring 3rd place on the leaderboard during the August 2014 Wikification Drive, SarahTheEntwife, you are hereby awarded the Greater Working Wikifier's Barnstar! Congratulations, and keep up the good work!
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For wikifying a total of 12 pages, you are also awarded the Iron Wikification Barnstar. Keep up the good work!
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Thankyou for your ongoing efforts to keep Wikipedia wikified! Cheers, benzband (talk) 10:40, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, very much! :) She ran down a hill... (talk) 18:28, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 September 2014[edit]


You made a lot of Crambidae page, Wilhelmina. I just want to mention at least once, that these are often helpful for me. Thanks & good continuation User:Tonton Bernardo

Second that! :) One thing though: could you use the Glaphyriini category for the remaining species belonging to that tribe? Thanks! Ruigeroeland (talk) 10:34, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

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