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2nd Annual GA Cup - Round 4[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2015 GA Cup - Round 4
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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.

Cheers from Figureskatingfan, 3family6 and Jaguar, and MrWooHoo.

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2015 GA Cup Wrap-Up[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2015 GA Cup - Finals/Wrap-Up

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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.

Cheers from 3family6, Figureskatingfan, Jaguar and MrWooHoo.

A page you started (Speak Life) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating Speak Life, 3family6!

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Books and Bytes - Issue 19[edit]

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Issue 19, September–October 2016
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WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup[edit]

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Greetings, all!

We would like to announce the start of the 4th GA Cup, a competition that seeks to encourage the reviewing of Good article nominations! Thus far, there have been three GA Cups, which were successful in reaching our goals of significantly reducing the traditionally long queue at GAN, so we're doing it again. Currently, there are over 400 nominations listed. We hope that we can again make an impact this time.

The 4th GA Cup will begin on November 1, 2016. Four rounds are currently scheduled (which will bring the competition to a close on February 28, 2017), but this may change based on participant numbers. We may take a break in December for the holidays, depending on the results of a poll of our participants taken shortly after the competition begins. The sign-up and submissions process will remain the same, as will the scoring.

Sign-ups for the upcoming competition are currently open and will close on November 14, 2016. Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors, so sign-up now!

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

Cheers from 3family6, Figureskatingfan, Jaguar, MrWooHoo, and Zwerg Nase. We apologize for the delay in sending out this message until after the competition has started. Thank you to Krishna Chaitanya Velaga for aiding in getting this message out.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletters, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant, you will be on the mailing list no matter what as this is the easiest way to communicate between all participants.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:38, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Invitation from Asian Women Month[edit]

Hi There! As you may know, this November is Asian Women Month, hosted by Wikipedia Asian Month and WikiWomen In Red. Our goal is to encourage coverage of Asian women in order to help overcome the Asian content gender gap. Asian Women Month observes the rules of Wikipedia Asian Month. You will receive a special Asian Women Month barnstar if you create four articles in accordance with the rules for the event, as well as a postcard sent from an Asian community! Thanks for your consideration. Read more here! -Rimmel.Edits Talk 19:11, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

About.com etc[edit]

Hi 3family6. I've just seen you load up some new sources at Albums and it reminded me that I've long, long meant to say a big thank-you for all that work you did, a couple of years back, to determine the reliability of each of About's music contributors. It's been a huge help to me to know that Robert Fontenot, for instance, is an acceptable source, because I often use his articles in Beatles GAs. Fantastic – oh, and thank you! JG66 (talk) 06:18, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

You're welcome!--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 14:07, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

Precious anniversary[edit]

Two years ago ...
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noise in music
... you were recipient
no. 1024 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:10, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Old Bulgarian maps[edit]

All old Bulgarian maps are overlapping Avar and Pechenegs maps. There is no historical correlation. The old Bulgarian maps have to be edited (681 e.n. – 1018). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.231.27.99 (talk) 10:47, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

@193.231.27.99: This map shows no overlap, and is consistent with the Avar maps. This map explicitly shows that there was overlap in the Old Bulgarian migration into the Balkans.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 17:50, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Blind Willie Johnson[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you marked on the GA Cup the article I mentioned above was not probably reviewed. Shouldn't be desisted? What are the reasons for not being GA? I don't care about points or the GA cup but I would like to either improve it in case it's easy or reassess it, however for the latter I need to know the reasons. MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 20:15, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

It's okay, now. The image was replaced with a non-free tag. If it had been a long-standing problem, then it should be delisted, but as of right now, it meets the GA criteria. I think it's okay to keep it at GA status, even though the reviewer made an error, because that error has been rectified.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 04:33, 13 November 2016 (UTC)
Ok then, thanks for the update. Sure now we can leave it as GA since it meets all the criteria. MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 21:01, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Battle of Asakai[edit]

Hello, 3family6. It has been over six months since you last edited your Articles for Creation draft article submission, "Battle of Asakai".

In accordance with our policy that Articles for Creation is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been nominated for deletion. If you plan on working on it further, or editing it to address the issues raised if it was declined, simply edit the submission and remove the {{db-afc}} or {{db-g13}} code.

If your submission has already been deleted by the time you get there, and you wish to retrieve it, you can request its undeletion by following the instructions at this link. An administrator will, in most cases, restore the submission so you can continue to work on it.

Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. GamerPro64 15:52, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

TFL notification[edit]

Hi, 3family6. I'm just posting to let you know that List of awards and nominations received by Lecrae – a list that you have been heavily involved with – has been chosen to appear on the Main Page as Today's featured list for December 9. The TFL blurb can be seen here. If you have any thoughts on the selection, please post them on my talk page or at TFL talk. Regards, Giants2008 (Talk) 22:18, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 22:42, 14 November 2016 (UTC)
While taking a quick look at the article, I spotted something odd that should be addressed before Main Page day. I counted 29 nominations, not the 28 listed in the article. It looks like the discrepancy comes from the Stellar Awards; he has three nominations listed, along with his three wins. Was the 2012 Rehab nom intentionally excluded for some reason? If so, please consider including a note on the issue so that the count makes sense. If not, the counts will need fixing. Giants2008 (Talk) 19:30, 20 November 2016 (UTC)
No, I probably forgot to update the count when one of his recent awards was added.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 05:35, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing the article and the blurb. I made one further update to the article, which should be good to go now. Also, please note that I moved the run date back to the 19th. While scheduling a list related to Nazi Germany today, it hit me that running it just before the holidays might not be the best idea, so I moved it up to the 9th to give it some distance and placed your list in the vacated spot. I hope this is all right with you. Giants2008 (Talk) 01:36, 22 November 2016 (UTC)\
And now your list is scheduled for January 6, 2017, as a date-relevant list was suggested at WP:TFLS for December 19. Your new blurb is here. Sorry to keep pushing the list's appearance back, but it should be good to go for that date. Giants2008 (Talk) 20:19, 12 December 2016 (UTC)
That's fine. I don't care. Thank you for letting me know.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 23:24, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Category:Tunnel Rats has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Tunnel Rats, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. —Justin (koavf)TCM 16:51, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

4th Annual GA Cup - Round 1[edit]

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Greetings, GA Cup competitors!

November 28, 2016 was supposed to mark the end of the first round. However, we needed 16 competitors to move on, and currently only 10 have completed articles. Thus, the judges have come together to let the participants decide what we shall do. Please complete this quick survey to let us know whether you would like a holiday break.

There will be two options for what we will do next in terms of Round 2 depending on the results of this poll.

  • If the survey indicates that the competitors want a break, we will have a 2nd round after the break ends with just the 10 competitors who have reviewed articles, starting in January (with a specific date TBA).
  • If the survey does not indicate that participants want a break, we will extend Round 1 until the end of December.

We apologize for sending out this newsletter late. Cheers from 3family6, Figureskatingfan, Jaguar, MrWooHoo, and Zwerg Nase!

To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletters, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant, you will be on the mailing list no matter what as this is the easiest way to communicate between all participants.

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DYK nomination of Natalie Sims[edit]

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DYK nomination of Natalie Sims[edit]

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Bio-Cancer (December 19)[edit]

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ProgrammingGeek (Page!Talk!Contribs!) 14:13, 19 December 2016 (UTC)


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Hello! 3family6, I noticed your article was declined at Articles for Creation, and that can be disappointing. If you are wondering why your article submission was declined, please post a question at the Articles for creation help desk. If you have any other questions about your editing experience, we'd love to help you at the Teahouse, a friendly space on Wikipedia where experienced editors lend a hand to help new editors like yourself! See you there! ProgrammingGeek (Page!Talk!Contribs!) 14:13, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

I can't get this fixed...[edit]

Re: GA Cup Submissions account. My account name is misspelled, do I just need to refresh/purge cache or whatever...? Shearonink (talk) 01:33, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Hey 3family6...my account is still coming up as "Shearonik" on that page. It's still there even though I signed off yesterday and then signed back on today. (Don't understand why I am still seeing "Shearonik" instead of "Shearonink"...) Is it something from my end or from WP's end? Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 16:40, 22 December 2016 (UTC)
I don't see that today. Sorry about the initial misspelling, but it seems to have cleared up now.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 14:59, 23 December 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, it got fixed. Thanks anyway, Shearonink (talk) 15:36, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 22 December 2016[edit]

GA Cup question[edit]

Thanks for your suggestion! Where should I offer my GA nominee? On the GA Cup talk page? I just want to make sure put it in the right place. ScooterSponson (talk) 16:02, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, I'd say the GA Cup talk page. I'm a judge, so I can move it to the relevant place if you somehow get in the wrong one.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 16:34, 26 December 2016 (UTC)
Guess no one there is interested. :( ScooterSponson (talk) 03:29, 28 December 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Natalie Sims[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 27 December 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Natalie Sims, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Natalie Sims co-wrote the Iggy Azalea song "Work", which sold over one million copies in the US? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Natalie Sims. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Natalie Sims), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

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Talk:5-8 Club/GA1[edit]

Have added additional comments. This was one of my first reviews so perhaps I wasn't as prolific with my responses as I could have/should have been. Hope these are sufficient and explain the reasoning behind my review a bit more. Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 02:40, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Okay, those are sufficient. The thought behind the comments rule is that no article is perfect. Perhaps you will find one that meets all the GA criteria. In that case, explaining in detail why it passes upon first review will help ensure that your review is considered legitimate. We have this rule because past competitions have seen editors pass articles without properly reviewing them.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 02:43, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, that makes sense. I sure have learned a lot about K-Pop & London streets & volcanoes in Iran & British courtiers & the first American policewomen... Shearonink (talk) 02:50, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

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DYK for The Shaker Quarterly[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 1 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The Shaker Quarterly, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that The Shaker Quarterly, which began publication in 1961, helped revive interest in the Shakers? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/The Shaker Quarterly. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, The Shaker Quarterly), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

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GA Cup newsletter[edit]

Do you mind if I send out the newsletter now? Cheers! MrWooHoo (TC) 19:57, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

MrWooHoo: No, please do!--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 20:03, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

4th GA Cup - Round 2[edit]

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Greetings, GA Cup competitors!

December 29th marked the end of the first round, after it was extended from its previously scheduled conclusion at the end of November. Because of the smaller pool of contestants this year, it was decided to keep sign-ups open throughout the month of December.

This extension proved to be very helpful as we saw that more users signed up and completed many reviews. Krishna Chaitanya Velaga earned an impressive 402 points, followed by Cartoon network freak with a close 338 points. Shearonink who signed up after our extension was in third with 170 points.

We had a rule clarification in Round 1 which was that many articles were being passed with blatant copyright violations and plagarism occurring in the articles. Thus, the judges have concluded that if an article is passed even if it has a copyright violation/plagarism, we will not provide points for that article as it wouldn't be considered a "complete review" under the scoring rules.

In the end, 94 articles were reviewed by 14 users who will all advance to Round 2. The judges had planned on having 16 contestants advance but since only 14 did, we are changing the pools in this round. We will be having 2 pools of 3 and 2 pools of 4 in Round 2, with the top 2 in each pool advancing to Round 3 as well as the top participant ("9th place") of all remaining competitors. Round 2 will begin on January 1 at 00:00:00 UTC and will end on January 29 at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about Round 2 and the pools can be found here.

Cheers from 3family6, Figureskatingfan, Jaguar, MrWooHoo, and Zwerg Nase!

To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletters, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant, you will be on the mailing list no matter what as this is the easiest way to communicate between all participants.

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DYK for Mildred Barker[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 12 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mildred Barker, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Mildred Barker was awarded the National Heritage Fellowship in 1983 for her work in preserving Shaker music? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mildred Barker. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mildred Barker), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Faith Spotted Eagle[edit]

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DYK for Robert Satiacum Jr.[edit]

Schwede66 12:02, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 January 2017[edit]

Books and Bytes - Issue 20[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 20, November-December 2016
by Nikkimaria (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), UY Scuti (talk · contribs), Samwalton9 (talk · contribs)

  • Partner resource expansions
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