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- 1 2nd Annual GA Cup - Round 4
- 2 2015 GA Cup Wrap-Up
- 3 A page you started (Speak Life) has been reviewed!
- 4 WikiLove
- 5 You've got mail!
- 6 You've got mail!
- 7 Happy New Year!
- 8 You've got mail!
- 9 4th GA Cup - Wrap Up
- 10 The Signpost: 5 August 2017
- 11 Books and Bytes - Issue 23
- 12 2017 GA cup - prizes?
- 13 The Signpost: 6 September 2017
- 14 Assistance On Halloween Wars episodes page
- 15 2017 Military history WikiProject Coordinator election
- 16 The Signpost: 25 September 2017
- 17 Halloween Baking Championship page removal/editing
- 18 Books and Bytes - Issue 24
- 19 The Signpost: 23 October 2017
2nd Annual GA Cup - Round 4
GA Cup competitors and observers: Happy Fall! Get ready, we're about to move into the finals of the second-ever GA Cup!
Monday saw the end of Round 3. Out of the 8 contestants in the semi-finals, 5 have moved to the finals. The semi-finals were competitive. Our semi-finalists reviewed a total of 61 articles, or a grand total of 1,151 points. If you were to lump the top winners from each of the three pools together, it'd be a close horse race; they were within 35 points of each other, which can only mean that the finals will be an exciting race. Tomandjerry211, our top scorer in Round 2, again earned the most points in the semi-finals, with 288 points and 16 articles reviewed. Johanna came in second overall, with 251 points and 13 articles reviewed; Sturmvogel 66 came in third overall, with 221 points and 16 articles. Rounding out our wildcard slots are Zwerg Nase and The Rambling Man. These contestants were very strategic in how they reviewed articles. Like every other round in the history of the GA Cup, success depended upon reviewing oldest-nominated articles. For example, Johanna reviewed 5 articles that were worth the highest possible points. Congrats to all our finalists, and good luck!
Stay tuned to this space for more information about the 2nd GA Cup, including overall statistics and how this competition has affected Wikipedia. We regret to inform you that Dom497, one of our original judges and co-creator of the GA Cup, has stepped down as a judge. Dom, a longtime member of WP:WikiProject Good articles, is responsible for the look of the GA Cup and has been instrumental in its upkeep. We wish him the best as he starts his university education, and are certain that he'll make an impact there as he has in Wikipedia.
The finals started on October 1 at 0:00:01 UTC and will end on Ocober 29 at 23:59:59 UTC with a winner being crowned. Information about the Final can be found here.
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2015 GA Cup Wrap-Up
The second-ever GA Cup is now over! The competition officially ended Thursday. Congrats to everyone who participated, and especially to our finalists.
The winner of the 2nd GA Cup is Zwerg Nase! He earned 408 points, over 100 points more than he earned in all previous rounds. He tied with our second-place winner, Sturmvogel 66 with 367 points, in number of articles reviewed (24), and they earned almost the same points for reviewing articles that were in the queue the longest (Zwerg with 322, Sturmvogel with 326). Basically, they tied in points, but what made the different for Zwerg was the advantage he had in reviewing longer articles. It seems that the rule change of earning more realistic points for longer articles made a difference. All of our contestants should be proud of the work they were able to accomplish through the GA Cup. Congrats to these worthy opponents!
Our third and fourth place winners, Johanna and Tomandjerry211, also ran a close race, with 167 points and 147 points respectfully. We had one withdrawal; we found it interesting that competitors dropped out in Round 2 and 3 as well. One of the original judges and co-creator of this competition, User:Dom497 stepped down as judge during Round 3; as stated previously, we will miss his input and wish him the best.
The judges were pleased with our results, even though fewer users competed this time compared to our inaugural competition. We recognize that this might be due to holding the competition during the summer months. We intend on looking more closely when we should conduct this contest, as well as other aspects of the GA Cup. We've set up a feedback page for everyone's input about how we should conduct the contest and what rule changes should be made. If you have any ideas about how we can improve things, please visit it and give us your input.
Again, thanks to all and congratulations to our winners! Please stay tuned for the start of GA Cup #3.
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4th GA Cup - Wrap Up
Hello, GA Cup competitors!
Saturday, April 1 concluded the 2016-2017 GA Cup. 64 reviews were completed by our finalists. Although the backlog increased by 42 over the reviewing period instead of declining, the increase suggests that the contest is encouraging editors to nominate articles for review.
Congratulations to Shearonink, who is the winner of the Cup, finishing with 672 points! Once again, just as in last round, this is more than the point totals for all the other competitors combined! It was a close race for second place between Krishna Chaitanya Velaga, who achieved 164 points, and Sturmvogel_66, who earned 150. Though Sturmvogel_66 reviewed one more article than Krishna Chaitanya Velaga, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga managed to earn 14 points more due to reviewing older articles. Our two wildcard competitors, Kees08 and Chris troutman, came in fourth and fifth, respectively.
There were some bumps in the competition this time: The sign-up deadline and the first round were both extended due to fewer competitors signing up then was planned for. And there were delays in tallying points and getting out the newsletter. The judges apologize for this latter difficulty. Lastly, mid-way through the competition we bid farewell to Zwerg Nase, who stepped down from their position as judge due to other commitments. Information about the Final can be found here.
Thank you to all of our competitors, and congrats to our winners!
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The Signpost: 5 August 2017
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Books and Bytes - Issue 23
2017 GA cup - prizes?
Hey there, 3family6! It looks like you spearheaded the 2016 GA cup, so I thought you'd be the best person to approach. Will there be a 2017 GA Cup? If so, I'd like to put up some prize money for it - is that ok? I can put up $600 (US), broken up however you like, presumably as Amazon vouchers (like the WikiCup). Let me know if there's anyone else I should talk to! --Cerebellum (talk) 14:55, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
- We're not sure - I'm going to graduate school next week, so I've retired from the cup. I'll ping Figureskatingfan, she runs the project. Thanks for your offer!--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 16:20, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
- Cerebellum and fam, I just returned to active editing (like, last week) after kind of a sabbatical for a couple of years, due to RL busyness. Bunches of time just opened up for me, so I was able thankfully return, which makes me happy because I love editing for WP. I've thought about starting another round of the GA Cup, since it's been wildly successful, but I haven't yet had the motivation to do anything about it. I have some work goals that I need to accomplish (i.e., sitting for my clinical license in Nov.), so I'll probably take it on afterwards. Thinking out loud, perhaps we should continue our break for the rest of the year and start things up again in early 2018, when I (and probably others) can devote the time it deserves. Will your generous offer still stand at that time? And fam, good luck with the grad school, I know you'll do great! Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 17:42, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
The Signpost: 6 September 2017
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Assistance On Halloween Wars episodes page
Sorry if I'm posting this incorrectly but last time I posted was around May and I don't remember what I did to get to this page so I'm going off what others are posting. If there's a way to do Private Messages, please feel free to tell me but I finally got around to editing the Halloween Wars episode draft. I am not sure what specific citations you wanted and where you wanted it so I looked up a related article per season, some are about contestants, some are links to the official show blog with season episode lists. The series overview chart links to the official page on the website for each season and while I couldn't find posts about specific episodes, I looked at other similar cooking show wikis and based my choices of ref links on that.
Overkill? Still not correct? Hopefully I'm close, if not done, because a new season of this show is upon us and I've put off this editing for too long hoping someone else would take a crack at it. SunnieSkye (talk) 22:25, 20 September 2017 (UTC)SunnieSkye
- I will take a look at things. It would be could to contact an editor in a related WikiProject, as I am not on Wiki regularly due to my upcoming graduate studies (that, and limited internet access).--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 13:45, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
2017 Military history WikiProject Coordinator election
Greetings from the Military history WikiProject! Elections for the Military history WikiProject Coordinators are currently underway. As a member of the WikiProject you are cordially invited to take part by casting your vote(s) for the candidates on the election page. This year's election will conclude at 23:59 UTC 29 September. Thank you for your time. For the current tranche of Coordinators, AustralianRupert (talk) 10:39, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
The Signpost: 25 September 2017
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Halloween Baking Championship page removal/editing
I'm going over some Food Network show pages and trying to tidy them up. I need someone's help trying to change the title/link of this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween_Baking_Championship_(season_1) preferably to something like "List_of_Halloween_Baking_Championship_episodes"
I want to make that into an episode list page for the main article Halloween Baking Championship. Once turned into an episode page, this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween_Baking_Championship_(season_2) will be redundant and I need someone to delete it (I don't know if I can do it; I think only a higher up editor can do that.)
- Only admins can delete pages.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 09:15, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I've posted somewhere else that I think might get some admin attention.
Books and Bytes - Issue 24
The Signpost: 23 October 2017
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