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January 2008

Tropical cyclones WikiProject Newsletter #12

Number 12, January 10, 2008

The Hurricane Herald

This is the monthly newsletter of WikiProject Tropical Cyclones. The Hurricane Herald aims to give a summary, both of the activities of the WikiProject and global tropical cyclone activity. If you wish to change how you receive this newsletter, or no longer wish to receive it, please add your username to the appropriate section on the mailing list. This edition of the newsletter, after an extended hiatus, covers December 2007 and the first ten days of January 2008.

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Storm of the month

Tropical Storm OlgaTropical Storm Olga (2007).PNG

Tropical Storm Olga was a rare Atlantic December tropical cyclone. The fifteenth named storm of the season, it developed near Puerto Rico on December 11, and quickly struck the Dominican Republic. There, it brought heavy rainfall and severe damage, and caused more than 40 deaths. Casualties were also reported in Puerto Rico and Haiti. The storm greatly weakened as it crossed Hispaniola, degenerating into a remnant low pressure area in the Caribbean Sea on December 13. The remnants of Olga passed near the Yucatán Peninsula before turning northward and bringing rainfall to Florida.

Other tropical cyclone activity

Member of the month

Cyclone barnstar

The December member of the month is Mitchazenia. Mitchazenia has been a project member since 2006. He has created several tropical cyclone related articles, including the good article Subtropical Storm One (1982). Mitchazenia significantly contributed to 1983 Atlantic hurricane season, which is currently a featured article candidate.

Main Page content

Storm article statistics

Grade Sep Oct Nov Dec
Featured article FA 30 30 31 33
A-Class article A 4 9 8 9
GA 105 106 109 112
B 80 78 82 86
Start 213 212 211 208
Stub 6 5 6 6
Total 438 440 447 454
Less than B
50.0 49.3 48.5 47.1

Categories and more The project has gone under somewhat of a revamping. We have a new, more realistic goal. The members list has been dropped from 89 to 34. This newsletter is to inform users of a change in policy with categories. Previously, an Atlantic and Pacific storm article would have both Category:Atlantic hurricanes and Category:Category 3 tropical cyclones. However, the two were combined, resulting in Category:Category 3 Atlantic hurricanes. The same is done with Pacific hurricanes. Tropical storm articles are dealt with either Category:Eastern Pacific tropical storms or Category:Atlantic tropical storms.

Future timeline of Earth

Can you please provide some references regarding impact related sentences in the article Future timeline of Earth. It would be good if you come in that article for collaborative edit. Thanks. Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk) 06:56, 14 January 2008 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for your comment in the deletion discussion. I think the article will not survive the AfD. And most of the delete votes are based on complete illiteracy on Future studies. The conservatives, corporate-industrial-nexus, cannot tolerate anything about global warming, climate change, population growth, future of Earth. And lack of interest and knowledge in astronomy. Anyhow I have moved the information in User:Otolemur crassicaudatus/Sandbox. And will shortly join in the article Risks to civilization, humans and planet Earth. I will likely to divide the section "Earth" and "Humanity" in different subsections and more info on "Space". Some good references are needed on the runaway greenhouse effect and more info on meteorite impact. Thanks. Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk) 14:52, 16 January 2008 (UTC)


Hello AstroHurricane, I have granted rollback rights to your account. The reason for this is that, after a review of some of your contributions, I can trust you to use rollback correctly by using it for its intended use of reverting vandalism: I do not believe you will abuse it by reverting good-faith edits or to revert-war. For information on rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. If you do not want rollback, just let me know, and I'll remove it. Good luck. Acalamari 03:42, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) Good luck. Acalamari 17:07, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Orion (constellation)

Hello. I wish to nominated the article Orion (constellation) to be semi-protected because of the extreme number of anonymous vandals editing that article. Considering it's a high profile article, an article children would be likely to look up, the detrimental effects of the vandalism to how Wikipedia looks as a whole, and the proportion that most edits are vandalism and reversions, I think semi-protection against anonymous users would be appropriate. Since the process requires a consensus on the article's talk page and you are one of the registered users who have reverted vandalism recently, I am writing in the hopes that you will go to the talk page and agree to the semi-protection. If we can get a convincing consensus, we can continue the process to the next step. Thanks for your time. --Bark (talk) 15:04, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

WP:NTROP newsletter

Hi. As you may know, the Wikipedia:WikiProject Non-tropical storms/Newsletter was started. If you would like to receive the newsletter, place you name here. Also, we need editors for the newsletter. So, sign up at the nesletter HQ to be an editor, and to help out with the next issue, go to Wikipedia:WikiProject Non-tropical storms/Newsletter/February 2008. Thanks. Juliancolton (talk) 02:06, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Your question on WP:RD/L

I added a few sentences under your question about pronunciation of hockey in French. Since it's been a few days since you asked, I just thought I might let you know in case you didn't watch it anymore. — Kpalion(talk) 19:42, 30 January 2008 (UTC)