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The Signpost: 15 June 2016[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 25, 2016)[edit]

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The aqueduct of Segovia, Spain

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List of aqueducts in the Roman Empire

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This week's article for improvement (week 26, 2016)[edit]

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Home page of Wikipedia

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Home page

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Spectre[edit]

Just wondering when you're going to get around to handling the Spectre review. There's a topic review that relies on its nomination to end so it can close down. GamerPro64 12:47, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

@GamerPro64: I have finished the prose review as well as the main review. MrWooHoo (talk) 15:59, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
MrWooHoo, Sorry, but that review leaves too many problems in the article that leave it way short of what a GA should be. The original nom has never done any work on the article, and subsequent good faith editors who wanted to step in just haven't been able to finish the job. Can I suggest that you close the review as not promoted? It needs a thorough and complete copy edit to get it up to an acceptable standard, and the GAN should be closed before that ever takes place. - SchroCat (talk) 14:37, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
@SchroCat: Will do. Thanks for the advice! MrWooHoo (TC) 19:35, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors July 2016 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2016 News
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the July 2016 GOCE newsletter.

June Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 12 through 18 June; the themes were video games and Asian geography. Of the 18 editors who signed up, 11 removed 47 articles from the backlog. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

Coordinator elections: The second tranche of Guild coordinators for 2016, who will serve a six-month term until 23:59 UTC on 31 December, have been elected. Jonesey95 remains as your drama-free Lead Coordinator, and Corinne and Tdslk are your new assistant coordinators. For her long service to the Guild, Miniapolis has been enrolled in the GOCE Hall of Fame. Thanks to everyone who voted in the election; our next scheduled one occurs in December 2016. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible; self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

July Drive: Our month-long July Copy Editing Backlog Elimination Drive is now underway. Our aim is to remove articles tagged for copy-edit in April, May and June 2015, and to complete all requests on the GOCE Requests page from June 2016. The drive ends at 23:59 on 31 July 2016 (UTC).

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdlsk.

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2016 GA Cup-Wrap Up[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016 GA Cup - Final/Wrap-Up
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Hello to our truly awesome GA Cup competitors!

Thursday, June 30 saw the end of the 2016 GA Cup. It was a huge success. In the final, our five competitors reviewed an astonishing 207 articles, the most in any GA Cup final thus far. We continue to reach our goals and make a substantial impact in how quickly articles are reviewed for GA status. On March 1, the start of this competition, the article longest in the queue had languished there since June 26, 2015 [1]; in the July 1, 2016 list, the average wait length is just four months [2]. It's clear that we continue to make a difference at GAN and throughout Wikipedia, something we should all be proud of. Thanks to all our competitors for their enthusiasm, and for helping to make the GA Cup a continued success. Remember that most articles can't even be considered for FA status unless it's been passed to GA first, so our efforts have created hundreds of potentials FAs. That is, as they say, a big deal.

The final this time represented a real horse race between our 1st and 2nd place winners. First-time competitor (who had won all previous rounds) Sainsf earned an impressive 1456 points with 91 articles reviewed during the final. Close behind, in second place was Carbrera, also a first-time competitor, reviewed the most articles (94). Their enthusiasm was a treat to witness. Congrats to you both!

The competition went relatively smoothly, with very little drama this time. We had to clarify one rule: in order for the points to count, you must mark your reviews as completed; it's not up to the judges to ensure that all reviews are completed by the end of a round. We were strict about adhering to this clarification, especially at the end of the final. We intend on stressing it in the stated rules for our next competition, which will be announced soon, so watch out for it. We also intend on applying for a grant through Wikimedia to include gift certificates for our winners, to further incentivize the GA Cup.

MrWooHoo should receive special recognition for acting as our main judge, and for stepping in for the rest of the judges when real-life busyness took over. He reviewed the majority of the submissions during our final round. Thanks for your hard work, and for the hard work of all our judges. We look forward to the next competition.

Again, thanks to all our competitors, and congrats to our winners.

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

To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletter, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant still competing, 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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This week's article for improvement (week 27, 2016)[edit]

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The Signpost: 04 July 2016[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 28, 2016)[edit]

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An ear of rye

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This week's article for improvement (week 29, 2016)[edit]

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RMS Olympic's deck

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The Signpost: 21 July 2016[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 30, 2016)[edit]

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Closeup view of a Squeegee

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This week's article for improvement (week 31, 2016)[edit]

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History of the constellations, Ursa Minor constellation map

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The Signpost: 04 August 2016[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 32, 2016)[edit]

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One of many icons associated with The Sims

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This week's article for improvement (week 33, 2016)[edit]

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Archaeological record example: a section of the Papyrus of Ani showing cursive hieroglyphs

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The Signpost: 18 August 2016[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 34, 2016)[edit]

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Heraldic Badge of the Spanish West Indies

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This week's article for improvement (week 35, 2016)[edit]

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The Holy Family with God the Father and the Holy Spirit by Carlo Dolci

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This week's article for improvement (week 36, 2016)[edit]

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Wedding ring being placed on during a wedding ceremony

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The Signpost: 06 September 2016[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2016 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2016 News
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the September 2016 GOCE newsletter.

>>> Sign up for the September Drive, already in progress! <<<

July Drive: The July drive was a roaring success. We set out to remove April, May, and June 2015 from our backlog (our 149 oldest articles), and by 23 July, we were done with those months. We added July 2015 (66 articles) and copy-edited 37 of those. We also handled all of the remaining Requests from June 2016. Well done! Overall, we recorded copy edits to 240 articles by 20 editors, reducing our total backlog to 13 months and 1,656 articles, the second-lowest month-end total ever.

August Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 21 through 27 August; the theme was sports-related articles in honor of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Of the eight editors who signed up, five editors removed 11 articles from the backlog. A quiet blitz – everyone must be on vacation. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdlsk.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:36, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 37, 2016)[edit]

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Adarsha School Narayanganj in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Education in Bangladesh

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This week's article for improvement (week 39, 2016)[edit]

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Albrecht Dürer, famous German painter of the German Renaissance.

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GA Cup Announcement[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup
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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 October 31, 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.

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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The Signpost: 29 September 2016[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 40, 2016)[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 41, 2016)[edit]

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A spelling bee at Jhenidah Cadet College in Bangladesh

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The Signpost: 14 October 2016[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 42, 2016)[edit]

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NASA researchers at Glenn Research Center conducting tests on aircraft engine noise in 1967

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The attic at a factory

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Street food vendors at a roadside market just outside of Hua Hin District, Thailand

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WikiCup 2016 November newsletter: Final results[edit]

The final round of the 2016 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2016 WikiCup top three finalists:

In addition to recognizing the achievements of the top finishers and everyone who worked hard to make it to the final round, we also want to recognize those participants who were most productive in each of the WikiCup scoring categories:

  • Featured Article – Cas Liber (actually a three-way tie with themselves for two FAs in each of R2, R3, and R5).
  • Good Article – MPJ-DK had 14 GAs promoted in R3.
  • Featured List – England Calvin999 (submissions) produced 2 FLs in R2
  • Featured Pictures – Adam Cuerden restored 18 images to FP status in R4.
  • Featured Portal – Yakutsk SSTflyer (submissions) produced the only FPO of the Cup in R2.
  • Featured Topic – Connecticut Cyclonebiskit (submissions) and Calvin were each responsible for one FT in R3 and R2, respectively.
  • Good Topic – MPJ-DK created a GT with 9 GAs in R5.
  • Did You Know – MPJ-DK put 53 DYKs on the main page in R4.
  • In The News – India Dharmadhyaksha (submissions) and New York City Muboshgu (submissions), each with 5 ITN, both in R4.
  • Good Article Review – MPJ-DK completed 61 GARs in R2.

Over the course of the 2016 WikiCup the following content was added to Wikipedia (only reporting on fixed value categories): 17 Featured Articles, 183 Good Articles, 8 Featured Lists, 87 Featured Pictures, 40 In The News, and 321 Good Article Reviews. Thank you to all the competitors for your hard work and what you have done to improve Wikipedia.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:52, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

We will open up a discussion for comments on process and scoring in a few days. The 2017 WikiCup is just around the corner! Many thanks from all the judges. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email)

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.

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WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup
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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.

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The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 45, 2016)[edit]

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A sword dance performance

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This week's article for improvement (week 46, 2016)[edit]

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A woman wearing a dress

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This week's article for improvement (week 47, 2016)[edit]

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A cleaning sponge

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, MrWooHoo. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 48, 2016)[edit]

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Homework

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Re: Icem4k sign-up[edit]

Icem4k tried to sign up, but the deadline is past, and so you reverted that sign-up. Do you think maybe we could grant a dispensation? The pool of active reviewers seems a bit lest than in the past competitions, and there was talk of extending the deadline. I kept it at the 15th because at that point I hadn't heard from any other judges. Does letting this competitor in sound reasonable, since the contest seems off to a slow start? If they don't review anything, they'll get dropped from this round anyway. I'm pinging Figureskatingfan, Jaguar, and Zwerg Nase to get their input as well.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 04:47, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

@3family6: I wouldn't mind that. The more the better. Zwerg Nase (talk) 09:00, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
@3family6: Yeah, that sounds good. MrWooHoo (TC) 14:25, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Okay.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 14:30, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 49, 2016)[edit]

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Three Martinis

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4th Annual GA Cup - Round 1[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup
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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!

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Guild of Copy Editors December 2016 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2016 News
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the December 2016 GOCE newsletter. We had an October newsletter all set to go, but it looks like we never pushed the button to deliver it, so this one contains a few months of updates. We have been busy and successful!

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: Nominations are open for election of Coordinators for the first half of 2017. Please visit the election page to nominate yourself or another editor, and then return after December 15 to vote. Thanks for participating!

September Drive: The September drive was fruitful. We set out to remove July through October 2015 from our backlog (an ambitious 269 articles), and by the end of the month, we had cut that pile of oldest articles to just 83. We reduced our overall backlog by 97 articles, even with new copyedit tags being added to articles every day. We also handled 75% of the remaining Requests from August 2016. Overall, 19 editors recorded copy edits to 233 articles (over 378,000 words).

October Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 16 through 22 October; the theme was Requests, since the backlog was getting a bit long. Of the 16 editors who signed up, 10 editors completed 29 requests. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

November Drive: The November drive was a record-breaker! We set out to remove September through December 2015 from our backlog (239 articles), and by the end of the month, we had cut that pile of old articles to just 66, eliminating the two oldest months! We reduced our overall backlog by 523 articles, to a new record low of 1,414 articles, even with new tags being added to articles every day, which means we removed copy-editing tags from over 800 articles. We also handled all of the remaining Requests from October 2016. Officially, 14 editors recorded copy edits to 200 articles (over 312,000 words), but over 600 articles, usually quick fixes and short articles, were not recorded on the drive page.

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Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdslk.

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This week's article for improvement (week 50, 2016)[edit]

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The Dreadnought hoaxers in Abyssinian regalia; the bearded figure on the far left is in fact the writer Virginia Woolf.

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WikiCup December newsletter: WikiCup 2017[edit]

On 1 January 2017, WikiCup 2017 (the 10th Annual WikiCup) will begin. This year we are trying something a little different – monetary prizes.

For the WC2017 the prizes will be as follows (amounts are based in US$ and will be awarded in the form of an online Amazon gift certificate):

  • First place – $200
  • Second & Third place – $50 each
  • Category prizes – $25 per category (which will be limited to FA, FL, FP, GA, and DYK for 2017). Winning a category prize does not require making it to the final round.

Note: Monetary prizes are a one-year experiment for 2017 and may or may not be continued in the future. In order to be eligible to receive any of the prizes above, the competing Wikipedia account must have a valid/active email address.

After two years as a WikiCup judge, Figureskatingfan is stepping down. We thank her for her contributions as a WikiCup judge. We are pleased to announce that our newest judge is two-time WikiCup champion Cwmhiraeth.

The judges for the 2017 WikiCup are Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs), and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email).

Signups are open now and will remain open until 5 February 2017. You can sign up here.

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This week's article for improvement (week 51, 2016)[edit]

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Helena Bergström

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The Signpost: 22 December 2016[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 52, 2016)[edit]

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World plate tectonics (click on map for more details)

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Newsletter draft[edit]

I have a draft of the newsletter that I'm working on in my User:3family6/sandbox. Feel free to add more to it. Thanks, --3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 23:52, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

@3family6: Thanks for letting me know! I'll take a look. MrWooHoo (TC) 03:23, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Oops...[edit]

Thanks for fixing that missing "GA" on Talk:Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds. Greatly appreciated, Shearonink (talk) 04:03, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

No problem at all. MrWooHoo (TC) 04:03, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

GA review of William Sinclair-Burgess[edit]

I see that you have rejected the entry of William Sinclair-Burgess GA review at the cup. But please go through review once again, and I have already raised the issue regarding plagiarism, and the nominator has given enough explanation for this. Please have a look. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk • mail) 13:32, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

@Krishna Chaitanya Velaga: This is what happens when you check reviews at midnight. You're right and I will award points. MrWooHoo (TC) 19:23, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

4th GA Cup - Round 2[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup
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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!

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This week's article for improvement (week 1, 2017)[edit]

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Some of the Aeolian Islands

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This week's article for improvement (week 2, 2017)[edit]

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Professional audio – pictured is a portable setup of various live audio production and recording equipment

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This week's article for improvement (week 3, 2017)[edit]

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Some of the human organs

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Organ (anatomy)

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Klein Independent School District[edit]

Hi, Woo-Hoo! I've not ever intersected with you that I am aware of, so pleased to make your acquaintance. I'm one of the coordinators of WP:WPSCH and have never done a good article review. No worries, I won't be doing this one either, but I will be watching close as so to learn the process.

There a couple places where IMO you're gonna get dinged. 1a in the good article criteria mentions MOS compliance. There are many instances of WP:MOSTITLE non compliance. No titles like Dr, Mr, etc. and no postnominals like CPA, PhD etc. 6 mentions photos. Are they clearly licensed? They all appear professional. Unless there is an OTRS ticket on file indicating Commons User "Klein ISD" is actually legally authorized to license the district's images, that's a problem. It seems like they could be displayed in a more organized mannor, perhaps by modifying the existing tables listing the various schools to also contain the images? Frankly the big blocks of images detract from the visual attractiveness of the article rather than enhance it.

You and WhisperToMe have put a ton of work into this article. Please don't think me rude but rather a fresh set of eyes. Do what you wish with my suggestions. I wish you the best of luck. John from Idegon (talk) 09:55, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

@John from Idegon: Hi John. Thanks for the lots of notes. I'm definitely going to take your notes into account and make the necessary changes. Cheers! 20:46, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 January 2017[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 4, 2017)[edit]

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Ghanaian nationalists celebrating the 50th anniversary of national independence in 2007

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Tony Ahn[edit]

Noticed you created the GA review page for Tony Ahn but haven't started the review yet. If you're busy, I'm happy to do the review. Wilipino (talk) 09:14, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

@Wilipino: Hey Wilipino. Thanks for the offer. I've been a bit busy lately, but I'll start the review as soon as I can get away from my school workload. Thanks! MrWooHoo (TC) 12:54, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
I was going to ask a similar question about Virgin America, but I'm definitely happy to be patient when it comes to work and school, as those are necessities that shouldn't be overridden by Wikipedia. ;) DARTHBOTTO talkcont 01:15, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 5, 2017)[edit]

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4th GA Cup - Round 3[edit]

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Hello, GA Cup competitors!

Sunday saw the end of Round 2. Shearonink took out Round 2 with an amazing score of 499. In second place, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga earned an astounding 236 points, and in third place, Cartoon network freak received 136 points. Originally, we had plans for one wild card for 9th place, however it appears that both Chris troutman and J Milburn were tied for 9th place. Therefore, we have decided to have both advance to Round 3.

In Round 2, 91 reviews were completed! At the beginning of this GA Cup, the longest wait was over 7 months; at the end of Round 2, the longest wait had decreased to a little over 6 months. It's clear that we continue to make a difference at GAN and throughout Wikipedia, something we should all be proud of. Thanks to all our competitors for helping to make the GA Cup a continued success, and for your part in helping other editors improve articles. We hope to see all remaining users fighting it out in Round 3 so we can keep decreasing the backlog.

To qualify for the third round, contestants had to earn the two highest scores in each of the four pools in Round 2; plus, one wildcard. For Round 3, users were placed in 3 random pools of 3. To qualify for the Final of the 3rd Annual GA Cup, the top user in each pool will progress, and there will also be one wildcard. This means that the participant who comes in 4th place (all pools combined) will also move on. Round 3 has already started and will end on February 26 at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about Round 3 and the pools can be found here.

Also, we'd like to announce the departure of judge Zwerg Nase. We thank him for all his hardwork and hope to see him back in the future.

Good luck and have fun!

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

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This week's article for improvement (week 6, 2017)[edit]

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A high school in Malaysia

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The Signpost: 6 February 2017[edit]

Editor of the Week[edit]

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Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week for serving on GA Cup judging team. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

User:Shearonink submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

I would like to nominate the entire Judging Team of the present GA Cup. In the course of a competition - from the First Round through the Finals, they had to score and judge an untold number of GA Reviews - and MrWooHoo has less than 4000 edits! What these editors do is pretty darn amazing. All 5 editors take the time for a friendly competition that gets folks to plow through the GA backlog and make a difference around here! I don't really know if this Gang of Five - MrWooHoo, Jaguar, ZwergNase, 3family6, Figureskatingfan - are all well-known or not. Some of them have toiled on the GA Cup since its inception. All I know is that whenever I have a question or a concern, they answer it quickly and that the Judging/Points-scoring seems very fair. I don't know how they can keep up with the blizzard of Reviews and the points and the judging and answering posts and so on and so on. Editor Figureskatingfan has won Editor of the Week before but I hope is eligible to receive a second. I sure as heck think they all deserve it as a group.

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Thanks again for your efforts! Lepricavark (talk) 19:09, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 7, 2017)[edit]

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The Sun and planets of the Solar System (distances not to scale) are examples of astronomical objects.

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This week's article for improvement (week 8, 2017)[edit]

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Växjö surrounded by lakes, as seen from an airplane

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Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the February 2017 GOCE newsletter. The Guild has been busy since the last time your coordinators sent out a newsletter!

December blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 December; the themes were Requests and eliminating the November 2015 backlog. Of the 14 editors who signed up, nine editors completed 29 articles. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all who took part.

January drive: The January drive was a great success. We set out to remove December 2015 and January and February 2016 from our backlog (195 articles), and by 22 January we had cleared those and had to add a third month (March 2016). At the end of the month we had almost cleared out that last month as well, for a total of 180 old articles removed from the backlog! We reduced our overall backlog by 337 articles, to a low of 1,465 articles, our second-lowest month-end total ever. We also handled all of the remaining requests from December 2016. Officially, 19 editors recorded 337 copy edits (over 679,000 words).

February blitz: The one-week February blitz, focusing on the remaining March 2016 backlog and January 2017 requests, ran from 12 to 18 February. Seven editors reduced the total in those two backlog segments from 32 to 10 articles, leaving us in good shape going in to the March drive.

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: In December, coordinators for the first half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 stepped aside as lead coordinator, remaining as coordinator and allowing Miniapolis to be the lead, and Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators. Thanks to all who participated!

Speaking of coordinators, congratulations to Jonesey95 on their well-deserved induction into the Guild of Copy Editors Hall of Fame. The plaque reads: "For dedicated service as lead coordinator (2014, 1 July – 31 December 2015 and all of 2016) and coordinator (1 January – 30 June 2015 and 1 January – 30 June 2017); exceptional template-creation work (considerably streamlining project administration), and their emphasis on keeping the GOCE a drama-free zone."

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Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Miniapolis, Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdslk.

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