Welcome to the October edition of the Bugle. This issue is brought to you by Ian Rose and Nick-D, with contributions from several other editors. If you're interested in the work which goes into producing this newsletter, this edition includes an excellent op-ed by former editor (and current editor of the Signpost) The ed17 in which he reflects on his experiences. Ed's suggestions for ways the newsletter could be improved are thought provoking, and should hopefully start a discussion of what the Bugle should and shouldn't do.
As a reminder, all editors are very welcome to contribute articles, reviews and just about anything else. If you're interested in doing so, please either post material directly into the Bugle 's newsroom here, or contact either of the editors and they'll arrange for it to be posted.
A highlight of September was that four images within the scope of this project were promoted to featured picture status. This is a much larger number than is the case in most months, and is a significant achievement for the editors responsible for these images—it's been pointed out elsewhere that the amount of effort needed to take a FP-level photo or create a FP-level diagram isn't far from that needed to develop a featured article.
What next? The 200 mark beckons! In addition, although the most popular fortification articles are relatively well covered in terms of high quality articles, Wikipedia's readers would be well-served by anyone willing to further improve the Great Wall of China or Hadrian's Wall, both currently still only B and C class, but getting roughly 8,100 and 2,400 readers apiece each day according to the latest stats...