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WikiCup 2018[edit]

So the 2017 WikiCup has come to an end. Congratulations to the winner, to the other finalists and to all those who took part. 177 contestants signed up, more than usual, but not all of them submitted entries in the first round. Were editors attracted by the cash prizes offered for the first time this year, or were these irrelevant? Do the rules and scoring need changing for the 2018 WikiCup? If you have a view on these or other matters, why not join in the WikiCup discussion about next year's contest? Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:59, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Chris857. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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Nomination of Copper Country Humane Society for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Copper Country Humane Society is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Copper Country Humane Society until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. John from Idegon (talk) 03:48, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Duluth Public Library (historic)[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Duluth Public Library (historic) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 21:04, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Duluth Public Library (historic)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 13 February 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Duluth Public Library (historic), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that one of the stained glass windows in the Duluth Public Library was exhibited at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Duluth Public Library (historic). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Duluth Public Library (historic)), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:22, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

MI counties[edit]

You wrote:

I saw your question about Gogebic county. I found this map (that was harder than I expected) that shows Gogebic only borders WI by water and not MN. Chris857 (talk) 19:57, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Ah. But I see that it shows Keweenaw County as sharing a water boundary with Minnesota. Looks like a little text expansion is called for! Thanks for enlightening me! --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 21:03, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

WikiCup 2018 March newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. With 53 contestants qualifying, the groups for round 2 are slightly smaller than usual, with the two leaders from each group due to qualify for round 3 as well as the top sixteen remaining users.

Our top scorers in round 1 were:

  • United States Aoba47 led the field with a featured article, 8 good articles and 42 GARs, giving a total of 666 points.
  • Germany FrB.TG , a WikiCup newcomer, came next with 600 points, gained from a featured article and masses of bonus points.
  • India Ssven2, another WikiCup newcomer, was in third place with 403 points, garnered from a featured article, a featured list, a good article and twelve GARs.
  • United States Ceranthor, India Numerounovedant, Minnesota Carbrera, Netherlands Farang Rak Tham and Romania Cartoon network freak all had over 200 points, but like all the other contestants, now have to start again from scratch. A good achievement was the 193 GARs performed by WikiCup contestants, comparing very favourably with the 54 GAs they achieved.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews.

If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Cwmhiraeth (talk) and Vanamonde (talk) 15:27, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Brown County Courthouse (South Dakota)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 17 March 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Brown County Courthouse (South Dakota), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Brown County Courthouse in South Dakota is built of Berea Sandstone from Ohio? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Brown County Courthouse (South Dakota). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Brown County Courthouse (South Dakota)), 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.

{{DYKbotdo 00:03, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Berea Sandstone[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 17 March 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Berea Sandstone, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Brown County Courthouse in South Dakota is built of Berea Sandstone from Ohio? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Berea Sandstone), 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.

{{DYKbotdo 00:03, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Western Union Building (Aberdeen, South Dakota)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 30 April 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Western Union Building (Aberdeen, South Dakota), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Western Union Building is the only surviving example of a 19th-century bank building in Aberdeen, South Dakota? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Western Union Building (Aberdeen, South Dakota). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Western Union Building (Aberdeen, South Dakota)), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

WikiCup 2018 May newsletter[edit]

The second round of the 2018 WikiCup has now finished. Most contestants who advanced to the next round scored upwards of 100 points, but two with just 10 points managed to scrape through into round 3. Our top scorers in the last round were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with three featured articles
  • Republic of Texas Iazyges, with nine good articles and lots of bonus points
  • India Yashthepunisher, a first time contestant, with two featured lists
  • Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce, a finalist last year, with seventeen good topic articles
  • United States Usernameunique, a first time contestant, with fourteen DYKs
  • San Francisco Muboshgu, a seasoned competitor, with three ITNs and
  • South Carolina Courcelles, another first time contestant, with twenty-seven GARs

So far contestants have achieved twelve featured articles between them and a splendid 124 good articles. Commendably, 326 GARs have been completed during the course of the 2018 WikiCup, so the backlog of articles awaiting GA review has been reduced as a result of contestants' activities. As we enter the third round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met; most of the GARs are fine, but a few have been a bit skimpy.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:10, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Alonzo Ward Hotel[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Alonzo Ward Hotel at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! BlueMoonset (talk) 02:29, 22 May 2018 (UTC)