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Hi Coemgenus, I added the readable prose size script to my js file, and saved it, but can't seem to find how it's used. I am using Firefox version 56.0.2 -- I tried using it without installing, with no luck. Assuming you go to the page in question, what should be done next after it's added to the JS file? Any help would be greatly appreciated. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 21:56, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

@Gwillhickers: there should be a link entitled "Page size" on the bottom of your tools menu on the left sidebar. --Coemgenus (talk) 22:27, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes, right under my nose. Thanks. Works great! It seems everything that is counted as readable prose is highlighted in yellow. However, I noticed that the citation numbers in brackets are also highlighted. Are these being counted as RP? -- Gwillhickers (talk) 22:34, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
I don't think so, but I couldn't say for sure. Maybe test it on a smaller article and compare the word count to an actual count? --Coemgenus (talk) 22:46, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Philadelphia municipal election, 1959[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Philadelphia municipal election, 1959 you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Mike Christie -- Mike Christie (talk) 14:21, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Philadelphia municipal election, 1959[edit]

The article Philadelphia municipal election, 1959 you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Philadelphia municipal election, 1959 for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Mike Christie -- Mike Christie (talk) 20:21, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Philadelphia municipal election, 1961[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Philadelphia municipal election, 1961 you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Mike Christie -- Mike Christie (talk) 21:41, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Philadelphia municipal election, 1961[edit]

The article Philadelphia municipal election, 1961 you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Philadelphia municipal election, 1961 for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Mike Christie -- Mike Christie (talk) 14:41, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

FAC[edit]

If you have a chance, could you look at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Jean Baptiste Point du Sable/archive2. Thanks. Alanscottwalker (talk) 00:02, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Sure, I'd be glad to. --Coemgenus (talk) 13:25, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Request Mentor Assistance or should I say Fire, Help!MikeWilkins (talk) 12:09, 27 February 2018 (UTC)[edit]

Dear Sir, Coemgenus, or should I call you Kevin, as my Latin is somewhat underdeveloped.

The purpose of this contact is to request assistance, in the form of mentorship by yourself towards my attempt to edit, update and correlate my study notes of the past thirty years, into the accepted formate which Wikipedia requires. Over the years I have noticed inconsistencies, which with your help we may be able to rectify. My research and study primarily involve's American history in the burnt-over location of Pennsylvania U.S.A. With your help, we may be able to upgrade Wikipedia information pages into bronze star feature articles. I have started to correlate factual information with all the original reference details: I should have a few words written in a few weeks.

I hope that you will give my request due consideration, and I look forward to your response. If for any reason you are unable or unwilling to guide me as a mentor, due to prior arrangements or work commitments, may I say that I understand your position. Very best regards Mike Wilkins. -MikeWilkins (talk) 12:09, 27 February 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)

Prolific Contributor![edit]

Thank you for creating so many wonderful articles for Wikipedia. You deserve much credit for your Herculean efforts!

♥Golf (talk) 04:49, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! --Coemgenus (talk) 15:02, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant FAC[edit]

I nominated the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant article for FA status here: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Ford Piquette Avenue Plant/archive1. I saw on the Wikipedia:Mentoring for FAC page that you have an interest in history, so I believe the subject of this article may interest you. This building played a huge yet mostly unknown role in the early years of the automotive industry in the United States. Any input that you would be willing to provide on its review page would be helpful, but what will help the most is confirming whether it meets the FA criteria. Thanks in advance. Jackdude101 talk cont 23:33, 13 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)

Brewery name convention[edit]

I'm contacting you as an active contributor on brewery articles and/or member of WikiProject Beer. There is some discussion going on as to how we should name our brewery articles. See Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Beer#Change_brewery_titles? and Talk:Greene_King_Brewery#Requested_move_10_May_2018. If you are interested, please comment. SilkTork (talk)

Joseph L. Kun[edit]

Thank you for the fine job you did on the biography of my grandfather, Joseph L. Kun. I made a few minor corrections and additions. I also uploaded a much better picture. Let me know what you think. Bob Rjstern (talk) 15:11, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Rjstern: That's a great picture! Glad you liked the article. --Coemgenus (talk) 01:47, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

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FA Question[edit]

Hi Coemgenus - I got your name off the list at Wikipedia:Mentoring for FAC. If you have a moment, I was hoping you might answer a question for me. I had hoped to see Herman Ames promoted to FA, however, it has not first gone through GA review. I nominated it to GAR, however, even considering the GAR backlog I suspect it may never see a review given it is in the least popular GAR section (Law). How inappropriate would it be to nominate it to FA without it first undergoing a GA review? Many thanks, in advance. Chetsford (talk) 18:43, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Chetsford, it would not be inappropriate. It actually happens all the time. The FA and GA processes are unrelated. GA is not a bad way to make sure your article is ready for FA, but it's by no means required. --Coemgenus (talk) 17:53, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Fantastic, thanks for the advice! Chetsford (talk) 20:34, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Raymond Pace Alexander[edit]

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WikiCup 2018 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the 2018 WikiCup has now come to an end. The 16 users who made it to the fourth round had at least 227 points. Our top scorers in round 3 were:

  • South Carolina Courcelles, a first time contestant, with 1756 points, a tally built largely on 27 GAs related to the Olympics
  • Scotland Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with two featured articles and three GAs on natural history and astronomy topics
  • Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce, a finalist last year, with a variety of submissions related to transport in the state of Washington

Contestants managed 7 featured articles, 4 featured lists, 120 good articles, 1 good topic, 124 DYK entries, 15 ITN entries, and 132 good article reviews. Over the course of the competition, contestants have completed 458 GA reviews, in comparison to 244 good articles submitted for review and promoted. As we enter the fourth round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Please also remember 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. Please also remember that all submissions must meet core Wikipedia policies, regardless of the review process; several submissions, particularly in abstruse or technical areas, have needed additional work to make them completely verifiable.

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), Cwmhiraeth (talk), Vanamonde (talk) 04:55, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

George Washington article[edit]

Hello Coemgenus. There has been an effort to get George Washington to Featured Article. It failed the FA review. Would you be able to help out on the article or give any suggestions ? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Otherwise. Thanks for your time. Cmguy777 (talk) 03:14, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

I'll be glad to take a look at it sometime this week. --Coemgenus (talk) 12:34, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Coemgenus. Cmguy777 (talk) 15:34, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

TFAs[edit]

Just letting you know that we're running McKinley again on September 14 and Bayard on the 16th. Busy week, I hope not.--Wehwalt (talk) 22:23, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Awesome, thanks for the head's up. I know I've been less active here lately but I should be able to keep an eye on them on those days. --Coemgenus (talk) 13:44, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Precious
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Six years!
Thank you, both! Will also keep an eye on them. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:32, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for " Thomas F. Bayard: 19th-century American legislator and diplomat. A Democratic senator from Delaware, he spent most of his legislative career opposing things: civil rights, Reconstruction, tariffs, silver coinage, and pretty much anything the Republicans were for. As a diplomat, he pursued closer relations with Britain, along with trade and peace with the rest of the world. He was thoroughly reactionary, even by the standards of his time."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:43, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! --Coemgenus (talk) 15:48, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
Today, thank you for Philadelphia municipal election, 1951, "which was a landmark in the city's history. After 67 years of Republican dominance, the Democrats joined with independent advocates of good government to forge a winning coalition for mayor, city council, and other city offices."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:46, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! --Coemgenus (talk) 13:39, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

WikiCup 2018 September newsletter[edit]

The fourth round of the 2018 WikiCup has now come to an end. The eight users who made it to the final round had to score a minimum of 422 points to qualify, with the top score in the round being 4869 points. The leaders in round 4 were:

  • South Carolina Courcelles scored a magnificent 4869 points, with 92 good articles on Olympics-related themes. Courcelles' bonus points alone exceeded the total score of any of the other contestants!
  • Hel, Poland Kees08 was second with 1155 points, including a high-scoring featured article for Neil Armstrong, two good topics and some Olympics-related good articles.
  • Scotland Cas Liber, with 1066 points, was in third place this round, with two featured articles and a good article, all on natural history topics.
  • Other contestants who qualified for the final round were Marshall Islands Nova Crystallis, Republic of Texas Iazyges, Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce, Wales Kosack and United States Ceranthor.

During round four, 6 featured articles and 164 good articles were promoted by WikiCup contestants, 13 articles were included in good topics and 143 good article reviews were performed. There were also 10 "in the news" contributions on the main page and 53 "did you knows". Congratulations to all who participated! It was a generally high-scoring and productive round and I think we can expect a highly competitive finish to the competition.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 4 but before the start of round 5 can be claimed in round 5. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. It would be helpful if this list could be cleared of any items no longer relevant. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to 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, and let the best editor win! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66, Vanamonde and Cwmhiraeth. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:31, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Raymond Pace Alexander[edit]

The article Raymond Pace Alexander you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Raymond Pace Alexander for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of MX -- MX (talk) 03:21, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Raymond Pace Alexander[edit]

The article Raymond Pace Alexander you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Raymond Pace Alexander for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of MX -- MX (talk) 23:01, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

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Hi there. Congratulations for getting Raymond Pace Alexander to GA status! Fantastic piece of work. MX () 23:49, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Philadelphia municipal election, 1951 scheduled for TFA[edit]

This is to let you know that Philadelphia municipal election, 1951 has been scheduled as WP:TFA for 6 November 2018. Please check that the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 6, 2018. Thanks! Ealdgyth - Talk 15:24, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. Looking forward to it! --Coemgenus (talk) 19:14, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2018 November newsletter[edit]

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our Champion this year is South Carolina Courcelles (submissions), who over the course of the competition has amassed 147 GAs, 111 GARs, 9 DYKs, 4 FLs and 1 ITN. Our finalists were as follows:

  1. South Carolina Courcelles (submissions)
  2. Wales Kosack (submissions)
  3. Hel, Poland Kees08 (submissions)
  4. Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce (submissions)
  5. Scotland Cas Liber (submissions)
  6. Marshall Islands Nova Crystallis (submissions)
  7. Republic of Texas Iazyges (submissions)
  8. United States Ceranthor (submissions)


All those who reached the final win awards, and awards will also be going to the following participants:

Awards will be handed out in the coming weeks. Please be patient!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have achieved much this year. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition.

Next year's competition begins on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; it is open to all Wikipedians, new and old. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2019 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! 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), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email) and Vanamonde93 (talk · contribs · email).

Opinion needed[edit]

Hello. Would you be interested to say your opinion about the issue raised here — Talk:List of heads of state of Angola#Requested move 2 November 2018? Thanks in advance. --Sundostund (talk) 02:16, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Opinion needed, again[edit]

Hello again. Would you be interested to say your opinion about the issue raised here — Talk:List of German presidents#Requested move 6 November 2018? Thanks in advance. --Sundostund (talk) 22:10, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

invite to help edit some Fourth Amendment related pages[edit]

Hi Coemgenus, just wanted to invite you to help edit some Fourth Amendment related pages. I left a message on WikiProject US Constitution Talk which fills out the details and lists the pages.

Thanks! Seahawk01 (talk) 03:18, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

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DYK for Francis D. Pastorius[edit]

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Mifter (talk) 00:02, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Edward E. Holloway[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 November 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Edward E. Holloway, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in 1953, Francis D. Pastorius and Edward E. Holloway were elected to local offices that the Philadelphia city government had abolished a month earlier? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Edward E. Holloway), 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.

Mifter (talk) 00:02, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2019 WikiCup![edit]

Hello and Happy New Year!

Welcome to the 2019 WikiCup, the competition begins today. If you have already joined, your submission page can be found here. If you have not yet signed up, you can add your name here and we will set up your submissions page. One important rule to remember is that only content on which you have completed significant work during 2019, and which you have nominated this year, is eligible for points in the competition, the judges will be checking! Any questions should be directed to one of the judges, or left on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will make it to round 2. Good luck! The judges for the WikiCup are Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Vanamonde93 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:14, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Source review request[edit]

Hi. I found your name from a featured article nomination of mine from a few years ago; you had provided a source review for House of Music. My current FAC for Forca Bruta requires a formal one, although much of the sourcing had been reviewed in others' comments and supports. I made a request at the FA talk page for a source review a few weeks ago, but it has remained unfulfilled. Would you mind offering one? Dan56 (talk) 05:49, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 March newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition. Everyone with a positive score moves on to Round 2. With 56 contestants qualifying, each group in Round 2 contains seven contestants, with the two leaders from each group due to qualify for Round 3 as well as the top sixteen remaining contestants.

Our top scorers in Round 1 were:

  • United States L293D, a WikiCup newcomer, led the field with ten good articles on submarines for a total of 357 points.
  • Pirate Flag of Henry Every.svg Adam Cuerden, a WikiCup veteran, came next with 274 points, mostly from eight featured pictures, restorations of artwork.
  • Denmark MPJ-DK, a wrestling enthusiast, was in third place with 263 points, garnered from a featured list, five good articles, two DYKs and four GARs.
  • United States Usernameunique came next at 243, with a featured article and a good article, both on ancient helmets.
  • Flag of the United States Library of Congress 2.svg Squeamish Ossifrage was in joint fifth place with 224 points, mostly garnered from bringing the 1937 Fox vault fire to featured article status.
  • Ohio Ed! was also on 224, with an amazing number of good article reviews (56 actually).

These contestants, like all the others, now have to start scoring points again from scratch. Between them, contestants completed reviews on 143 good articles, one hundred more than the number of good articles they claimed for, thus making a substantial dent in the review backlog. Well done all!

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 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), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk).

FAC Mentoring[edit]

I was just wondering if you would like to be a FAC mentor for my first FAC, which is the 1927 Chicago mayoral election. Thanks! -John M Wolfson (talk) 20:53, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

@John M Wolfson: I'd be glad to take a look and give you some FAC advice. At first glance, it looks like you're pretty well on your way already. --Coemgenus (talk) 13:11, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 May newsletter[edit]

The second round of the 2019 WikiCup has now finished. Contestants needed to scored 32 points to advance into round 3. Our top four scorers in round 2 all scored over 400 points and were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber (1210), our winner in 2016, with two featured articles and three DYKs. He also made good use of the bonus points available, more than doubling his score by choosing appropriate articles to work on.
  • Wales Kosack (750), last year's runner up, with an FA, a GA, two FLs, and five DYKs.
  • Pirate Flag of Henry Every.svg Adam Cuerden (480), a WikiCup veteran, with 16 featured pictures, mostly restorations.
  • Kingdom of Prussia Zwerg Nase (461), a seasoned competitor, with a FA, a GA and an ITN item.

Other notable performances were put in by Chicago Barkeep49 with six GAs, United States Ceranthor, England Lee Vilenski, and Saskatchewan Canada Hky, each with seven GARs, and Denmark MPJ-DK with a seven item GT.

So far contestants have achieved nine featured articles between them and a splendid 80 good articles. Commendably, 227 GARs have been completed during the course of the 2019 WikiCup, so the backlog of articles awaiting GA review has been reduced as a result of contestants' activities. The judges are pleased with the thorough GARs that are being performed, and have hardly had to reject any. 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.

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) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:45, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

FAC review[edit]

Hi Coemgenus! I was wondering if you could assist me in getting the MAX Red Line article reviewed and hopefully promoted to featured article status. I look forward to hearing from you! --Truflip99 (talk) 20:37, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Sure, I'll be glad to review it, but I can't get to it until next week at the earliest. --Coemgenus (talk) 14:01, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Wow! Thank you so much! --Truflip99 (talk) 22:27, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Do you want to nominate "Henry W. Sawyer" for July 31's TFA?[edit]

Hello Coemgenus! I was just messaging you since you were one of the primary authors and FA nominators of "Henry W. Sawyer". I was wondering if you'd want to nominate this page of yours for TFA for July 31, 2019 (the 20th anniversary of the subject's death) at WP:TFA/R. While I'm not good at writing blurbs, I tried to help assist others in choosing TFAs for the day, by helping populate WP:TFARP with various "yet-to-be-TFA" Featured Articles with relevant upcoming anniversaries! Henry W. Sawyer is a great featured article, and it would be a cool TFA on that day - would you want formally nominate that page at WP:TFA/R? Paintspot Infez (talk) 17:35, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Henry W. Sawyer scheduled for TFA[edit]

This is to let you know that the Henry W. Sawyer article has been scheduled as today's featured article for July 31, 2019. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 31, 2019, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1000 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so.

We also suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors up to the day of this TFA. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 08:49, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the 2019 WikiCup has now come to an end. The 16 users who made it to the fourth round needed to score at least 68 points, which is substantially lower than last year's 227 points. Our top scorers in round 3 were:

  • Norfolk Island Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with 500 points derived mainly from a featured article and two GAs on natural history topics
  • South Carolina Adam Cuerden, with 480 points, a tally built on 16 featured pictures, the result of meticulous restoration work
  • Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce, a finalist in the last two years, with 306 points from a variety of submissions, mostly related to sport or the State of Washington
  • United States Usernameunique, with 305 points derived from a featured article and two GAs on archaeology and related topics

Contestants managed 4 (5) featured articles, 4 featured lists, 18 featured pictures, 29 good articles, 50 DYK entries, 9 ITN entries, and 39 good article reviews. As we enter the fourth round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Please also remember that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them, and it is imperative to claim them in the correct round; one FA claim had to be rejected because it was incorrectly submitted (claimed in Round 3 when it qualified for Round 2), so be warned! When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anything 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). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:12, 2 July 2019 (UTC)