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Big Job[edit]

Per the unofficial tool, this year we made almost 500 GAR/PR and 500 DYKs. Great job and that's the spirit of WikiCup..-The Herald (Benison)the joy of the LORDmy strength 17:49, 25 May 2015 (UTC)


I would like to withdraw. I wasn't able to begin with good start that drags towards good chase. Maybe, next year. Good luck guys! --AntanO 04:05, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

No problem, I hope to see you next year. Miyagawa (talk) 16:25, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride![edit]

In case any WikiCup participants wish to create content for an ongoing campaign...

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

  • What? Wiki Loves Pride, a campaign to document and photograph LGBT culture and history, including pride events
  • When? June 2015
  • How can you help?
    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
    2.) Upload photographs or other media related to LGBT culture and history, including pride events, and add images to relevant Wikipedia articles; feel free to create a subpage with a gallery of your images (see examples from last year)
    3.) Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Or, view or update the current list of Tasks. This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. Visit the group's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome!

If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's main talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing!

User:Another Believer and User:OR drohowa

This is an easy way to support two campaigns at once. Create new LGBT-related articles and DYK hooks, or promote articles to Good status, and earn WikiCup points in the process. :) Thanks for your consideration. ---Another Believer (Talk) 14:10, 3 June 2015 (UTC)


I'd like to extend my thanks to the organizers for putting on this competition! As a first time participant, I really learned quite a bit more about WP and the inner workings. I've seen some amazing work done here, and I look forward to participating again next year! 1bandsaw (talk) 17:19, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Upcoming round end[edit]

Just wanted to remind everyone that we're getting close to the end of the round. Please get all articles added to your submission pages either midnight (server time) on the day of the final day - or let us know if you're going to be delayed for some reason. As always, if you miss posting an article/picture then you can't claim it for the following round - although any articles/pictures promoted/reviews completed etc between the rounds can be claimed at the start of the next round.

I'll aim to get the points calculated in the evening of the 29th (BST) and then I'll get the next round set up the following evening so that you can start once again on the 1st. Miyagawa (talk) 13:32, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Would anyone that has lots of points (thus no worry of elimination) be very nice and review my GANs? All three were nominated in MARCH, plus a FL nominated on 15 May is currently the third-oldest FLC (I've addressed all concerns, but haven't gotten much feedback).
Those are four of the seven oldest reviews needed in the template at the top of this page. A couple weeks ago, I worked up three articles for two DYK nominations (10 & 36 points), but only the one with the lesser value has been reviewed. I know that getting a DYK in less than 2 weeks is a bit optimistic, but it's frustrating to see the 3 GANs & FL (135 points) just languish. I realize there are others that are in a similar position, but it's frustrating to be facing elimination despite putting in a fair amount of work (181 points if all were approved/featured) and it's at least worth saying something. AHeneen (talk) 00:19, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
@AHeneen: I'll give them all a review if you can review and pass my 2 GANs (12-6 elbow and May God have mercy upon your soul) The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 16:37, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Err, no, that is not how this works. AHeneen, I advise against making any deals with The C of E, as this kind of "I'll pass yours if you pass mine" is contrary to the spirit and goals of the GA project and explicitly against their rules. It is not looked upon at all favourably there, here or elsewhere. C of E, if you're looking to swap passes with others, I think you need to seriously ask yourself why you're nominating things at GAC in the first place. Josh Milburn (talk) 17:27, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Don't worry, I agree that doing any such move is not appropriate. AHeneen (talk) 20:27, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Instructions for submitting a good topic[edit]

Having just tried to submit a good topic on my submissions page I think the template may need tweaking. It currently shows:

===GT: 3 points per article in topic=== <!-- # [[TOPIC]] [[Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/TOPIC]] --> <!-- ## [[ARTICLE 1]] --> <!-- ## [[ARTICLE 2]] --> <!-- ## [[ARTICLE 3]] -->

I think this should be:

===GT: 3 points per article in topic=== <!-- # [[Wikipedia:Featured topics/TOPIC|TOPIC]] [[Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/TOPIC/ARCHIVEnumber]] --> <!-- ## [[ARTICLE 1]] --> <!-- ## [[ARTICLE 2]] --> <!-- ## [[ARTICLE 3]] -->

Or something similar.— Rod talk 07:59, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Yep, you're right - I'll get that updated at the end of the round. Miyagawa (talk) 22:35, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
The same applies to Featured Topics.— Rod talk 20:56, 13 July 2015 (UTC)