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Wikicup in the Signpost[edit]

Well, it looks like I should be able to do the same as last round in the Signpost. If anyone has an article, picture, or other contibution they particularly want to be used as their sample of work (must have a good free-use image), please state here. I think the cutoff will be 100 points, after that you start running into withdrawn users, which are, frankly, a bit hard to get a representative view of their work for something like this. Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:28, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

For me, Kent vs Lancashire at Canterbury or Digby Tatham-Warter are probably my best work in the last round. Soccer kick and Billy Boys are is also quite good but they don't have images. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 11:19, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good. Probably go with Kent - it's a bigger image file, and that'll matter with the mode=packed I'm using. Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:01, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Looking at some of my DYKs to select one for you, I see Echidna catenata has a good colourful image. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:10, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Round 4[edit]

Hello everyone- I hope you're all well. As you've no doubt seen, the WikiCup newsletter has gone out and the new pools are up. Round 4 will begin in four hours. Last round was very exciting, with lots of interesting contributions and some very close scores. I'm just leaving a note here to say that I will be uncontactable for the next couple of days, but that Miyagawa and The_ed17 have my full permission (as ever) to correct any mistakes I have made, at their discretion. Do take advantage of Adam's offer above, as The Signpost reaches a lot of people, and his last pictorial guide to the WikiCup was excellent! J Milburn (talk) 19:01, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

So, has the round begun? (considering it is 00:00 UTC already) I've already updated the submissions page. pedro | talk 00:03, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
The round had indeed just begun when you posted that! J Milburn (talk) 13:49, 3 July 2014 (UTC)


Hi, I was browsing to see if there was anyone I could exchange GA reviews with, and there are several (~5) noms from editors no longer competing. Is it acceptable to remove those nominations? Thanks, Matty.007 14:07, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes, it is. J Milburn (talk) 14:12, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Removed them. Thanks, Matty.007 14:19, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2014-07-09/Wikicup[edit]

I've made my selections for the top 16. Note that there will be a section below that highlighting the contributions of people who didn't make the cut, but this is a decent size chunk to do in one sitting. Feel free to tweak things, and I'm sure I'll be punching up the language a bit myself. Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:52, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

I suppose you could say that I created Kent from scratch too in that round. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 07:54, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
See, this is why I ask about these things. When juggling sixteen pages of Wikicup contributions, that's easy to miss. I need to go for a bit; will fix before publication, though. Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:58, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Bot broken?[edit]

Is the update bot broken as it doesn't appear to have updated scores since yesterday morning. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 07:13, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Has new content been added to lists since then? It only shows as running if people add new content. Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:40, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
It is broken, thanks for pointing that out. - Jarry1250 [Vacation needed] 19:36, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi, an IP just (correctly) added the multipliers in place of the bot. The address is US registered (i.e. not me), but I thought I should offer a heads up. Thanks, Matty.007 20:30, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Not here[edit]

Hello everyone- I'm sorry to do this, but I'm moving house and so will not have steady internet access until (we hope) Friday (this also means I won't quickly see emails). I will still endeavour to check in. Ed is also currently moving house (and encountering other problems...), and so is not about so much. This leaves Miyagawa as the most immediately contactable judge. I will make sure that the next round starts as it should, even if it means I have to sit in my office until the early hours one night. Thanks, J Milburn (talk) 18:30, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Just to confirm that I'm around. :) Miyagawa (talk) 22:21, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Before winding up the round, consideration should be given to the fact that the update bot seems to have gone on strike! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:01, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks C; Jarry1250, I assume you're aware of this? I've forced an update right now, and will force another after the round concludes. J Milburn (talk) 10:05, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
The bot seems to be failing to award a multiplier in some instances. In my last ten DYK submissions, added on August 28th, all should have received a multiplier but somewhat mysteriously, just one did. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:19, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
I'd been told about that from a different user, but I was hoping it was a one off. Pinging J Milburn so that he knows about the issue when he closes up the round. Miyagawa (talk) 16:54, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Jarry1250: If you're available this evening, I'd appreciate it if you could have a look over this. If not, I will see what I can do tomorrow. If anyone has missed multipliers (also pinging Bloom6132), you are welcome to list them here to make sure that I don't miss them myself. J Milburn (talk) 19:24, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Fixed, thanks. Missed that one, though I had checked your others. J Milburn (talk) 14:39, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
The multiplier seems still not to be working. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:48, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
How frustrating. I've added them manually in a few places, but I'm going to be away from Thursday to latish Friday evening; hopefully Jarry1250 will be able to look into this soon. J Milburn (talk) 16:55, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Hi, sorry, this was a bad week for things to go wrong (new job and new house!!), so I didn't check in on Wikipedia at all (please don't hold back in future from spamming my mailbox until I reply :) ). In this case there was a breaking change made to the Wikidata API, which is used to count interwiki links. In fairness to the Wikidata team, I did hear about this well in advance, I'd just forgotten that the Wikicup script relied upon the API feature under discussion. It should be fixed now. If you would like, I can write a quick script that would check this round's multiplier scores to see if the bot disagrees with any... but I'm guessing now we're in the final people would shout pretty loud if they thought something was amiss? - Jarry1250 [Vacation needed] 21:16, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. The multipliers of articles already claimed are inaccurate. This is not just true of my submissions, but of other peoples' as well. I have added two more DYKs this morning to see what happens to them. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:44, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Jarry, Cwmhiraeth is correct- if we could have the bot recount/recalculate everything already claimed this round, that would be appreciated. J Milburn (talk) 08:32, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Okay, I think (in a roundabout sort of a way) the bot has now reassessed all the multipliers, with Cwmhiraeth and Casliber benefitting. - Jarry1250 [Vacation needed] 21:48, 8 September 2014 (UTC)