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Piece about the Jungle[edit]

Hi, Cptnono! Thanks for beginning this article. I'm going to revise it, with the input of other stewards and with links to organizational websites. I'll remove the Beacon Alliance of Neighbors link, as the site is no longer active (using Facebook now, Friends of the Jungle), plus do a general update on the material. The Nicole Brodeur piece will be removed, though, as it really isn't about the Jungle, plus she wasn't engaged in the area in the 12 years since the Jungle Project (City of Seattle's caps) began. CraigAThompson (talk) 19:52, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2015 is just around the corner...[edit]

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Help[edit]

I don't mind, indeed I relish the stimulus, of hard challenges in editing from whomever. But that skunk page is getting farcical. Would you do me the courtesy of looking at edits like this. It is wrong on all technical grounds, invites edit-warring, and is not healthy for the encyclopedia, regardless of POV merits. Of course, a request is not under an obligation, but while I almost never agree with you, your editing is rigorously based on a respect for wiki protocols, and there lies my trust that you can examine that page fairly. Nishidani (talk) 19:44, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

@Nishidani: The level of tagging and adding language that dismisses a source is not good for the article. I think the article could easily be fixed in a way that will satisfy both you and the other editor. I'm not convinced that Who Profits is RS from looking at their about us page. Ma'an has been problematic in the past but looks to be growing into the real deal. I would be surprised if those sources couldn't be replaced with pieces from less biased organizations. I think that other easy ways to reduce the appearance of "propaganda" include:
  • Beefing up the lead and product sections with general information
  • Trimming the history section of individual incidents. The primary concern is the notion of collective punishment. There is a strong argument that the problem exists and a simple paragraph should be sufficient.
I also do believe the other editor is treading on shaky ground. It is obvious a lack of experience but it is still not acceptable. Is there an admin that can explain possible sanctions while still being diplomatic and understanding of how green the editor is?Cptnono (talk) 22:31, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I think my record will show I have steered away from Ma'an, until relatively recently. Reading it now regularly, I find it toned down, fairly focused on names, facts and incidents and quite reliable for them. It also frequently cites the Hebrew Press coverage which is only otherwise available to me in Mondoweiss, Tikun olam, and other websites not deemed generally acceptable. Since NPOV requires both sides, and there is little out there that records things reliably from a Palestinian perspective, I think it qualifies by now.
As to Who Profits, it is a joint Israeli-Palestinian activist research group. We in practice allow a good deal of citation to the IDF, its allied research centres or groups like Israeli Intelligence & Heritage Commemoration Center or the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (2014 Israel–Gaza conflict) etc.etc., but label any research group like this 'activist' and not-usable. I am a contextualist. I read a document thoroughly to see if it is useful, careful, footnoted, regardless of some formal mechanical idea of what is, or is not, RS. The three papers I have read from WPO are all thoroughly sourced and internally verifiable. That does not make them free from accuracy - but our mainstream newspapers never footnote or source themselves. In this case, in the paper we used, we have an academic unhysterical presentation of documented analysis in a field lacking so far good sources. In these cases, one uses such sources, I would think, until better ones, preferably books with a good academic imprint can replace them.
I'm quite happy with your suggestions, which are sensible, and ready to work out a a solution on the talk page. It's hard enough doing these articles when editors don't understand the rules or lack experience. Don't want to drag you there, but if you could briefly outline these and/or other suggestions there, then I'd deeply appreciate it. Thanks Nishidani (talk) 20:08, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
As to admins, I think they're overworked, and only to be called on when necessity demands it. Ed Johnston obliged when Ashtul was having problems, and a note led to him reverting. I think it too early to bother admins with the other editor. These requests always tend to look like one is using admins to win a point, and are a last resort.Nishidani (talk) 20:13, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final[edit]

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@Giants2008: Thanks!Cptnono (talk) 23:28, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Re Carmel[edit]

The two articles from Haaretz and the New York Times which I introduced there have really a lot of excellent material on the farming, commercial activities and industries at that settlement. I had that in mind when I read them, particularly the Haaretz article. I hardly have much time for Wikipedia, what time I have is devoured by pointless bickering that eats into productive additions. It was obvious to me in adding the excellent Haaretz article the other day that there was an hour or two of work needed to balance out the article with details on life, work and productivity. But, fuck it, I can't do anything. My real complaint with editors is that when a source like that is used partially, as I did, because of lack of time, they don't study it closely and add everything else in it that balances the perspective. I should do that of course, but every edit I do takes a long while, since I usually check several other sources as well before I do it.The material on the Israeli 'positive' side's there, and should be harvested. If you or anyone has time, they'd save my honour (lack of time these days) by filling it out.Nishidani (talk) 22:47, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Much like on the ground, it is fucked. "The only winning move is not to play" it feels like. I'm fortunate that I care more about my local sports team that working towards a good and then featured topic makes editing more enjoyable. I do agree with you that that 0404 publisher looks questionable.
Oh snap... TOUCHDOWN SEAHAWKS.Cptnono (talk) 23:03, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Lucky bastard! My first home was near a golf course, like my second, and I live in a country with none within 30 miles, and even there they charge like wounded bulls. I've just realized that editing Wikipedia was probably a life-choice diotated by the fact that Italy provides me with no golf links, and their soccer is boring. Cheers.Nishidani (talk) 23:33, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
If we could all just walk around in the the grass for a few hours every week than life would be better. It is a goddamn shame.Cptnono (talk) 05:06, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
Pal (whoops, no pun in poor taste intended!), I don't walk around in the grass, I smoke it! I commend the sentiment. Nishidani (talk) 21:18, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
LOL.. took me a second. It will all work out as we get years of acclimation to this environment. Oddly enough, all I can think of from my most recent AE comment is "the jerk store called and they're running out of you" (or something like that). We need to find golf courses since it will make us happier (I can't smoke on the course because I can barely hit that bastard ball with 2 beers in me).Cptnono (talk) 07:29, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Yuta Watanabe GA[edit]

Hello. Thanks for accepting to review the Yuta Watanabe article. I will try to make the changes when I get the time. Temple of the Mousy (talk) 00:15, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

AE[edit]

I'll continue to offer my opinion at AE when I like and won't worry at all about you. If you think I should be topic-banned, then of course it's open to you to make a request about me. Nomoskedasticity (talk) 07:18, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

that isn't what I said. Read the fucking words on your screen.Cptnono (talk) 07:23, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Your GA nomination of 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final[edit]

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Seattle[edit]

Thanks for the invitation, I'd love to travel to America's soccer city, it seems such a cultured and interesting place (I may be basing that opinion on a certain television sitcom). By the way, The Cup can stay! '''tAD''' (talk) 19:05, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Haha, like you, I may have once or twice let alcohol get in the way of my edits. I'm at university and because of my regular habit of going home for the weekend, we often drink on Tuesdays, and I stumble into bars to see glimpses of Champions League matches and write about them when I get back. '''tAD''' (talk) 19:07, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
Not sure if you follow the "other" football, but good luck for the Seahawks in the big game! I like their name, reminds me of how my father speaks in a quaint country way and calls seagulls "shitehawks" in reference to the obvious '''tAD''' (talk) 01:56, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final[edit]

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SD[edit]

Hi. Responding to your prompt I looked at his edits over the lòast few days (admittedly I rarely sight SD, most of the pages he works are not on my watchlist)

We're always going to disagree on quite a few key things, but I don't mind that. What I find exasperating is failure to address coherently on a talk page a point of difference, which is what happened in the Ashtul case (thanks for helping there). I freely admit I have in the past had difficulties with quite a bit of SD's behavior when I reviewed some AE reports. We disagreed then, from memory, on quite a few things, and I don't know if he respects my opinion. Let's put it this way. If you see something that you think is worthy of a note from me on his page or some article talk page, I'd be happy to review it, as impartially as I can and drop a note on his page. Cheers.Nishidani (talk) 11:35, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
And, by the way, stick to the 'suds' and maintain the smoke-free life. I abuse both, but then, it's better to be cranky from a drop of ale than to cough, splutter and struggle with short-windedness, esp. when one tends to be, as I am, a noxiously long-winded cunt.Nishidani (talk) 11:38, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
I was fuckin tanked last night (still pulling 9th place in the wikicup before it gets hard). SD is sole purpose: Fuck Israel and highlight the occupation nonstop in a losing battle to give Syria credit. Really, Syria? At ;eat JJG and a couple other pro-Israeli guys had some goddamn tact in their POV. SD messed up the awesome falafel article.
Regardless, I need something to take the edge off from being angry here and in reality. I had dinner with a handful of old buddies the other night and all they talked about was their million dollar budgets and how many hallucinogens they did as kids. Life is funny that way. But SD is problematic for the project as a whole.Cptnono (talk) 04:05, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

DYK for 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final[edit]

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Free Gaza[edit]

By reverting my edit you've put the red back into the references section. Please refer to Wikipedia:Citing sources and adjust the dates according to [1] Help:CS1 errors here. Regards Keith-264 (talk) 18:54, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

February 2015[edit]

Information icon Please remember to assume good faith when dealing with other editors, which you did not do on User talk:DragonflySixtyseven. Also, your behavior on Odin Brewing Company is not appropriate either. AzaToth 13:53, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

My behavior is fine. Cptnono (talk) 15:58, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

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Please look at Carmel, Har Hebron[edit]

There are two quotes there about the nearby Palestinian village that are hardly relevant and an image with Carmel 'in the background'. My edits are repeatedly reverted by from what I saw, you get some more respect around here.

Also, can you please comment in this discussion.

Thanks, Ashtul (talk) 08:48, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

FWIW[edit]

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For what it's worth, you did the right thing by disengaging. My comment on ANI was more toward the others who reverted after you, especially since you did engage in some discussion on the talk page. Just wanted to reply to your comment and acknowledge that you did the appropriate thing imho. Here's an adorable kitten for the heck of it. Cheers! :)


EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 21:50, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

AE request[edit]

Hi man,

Sorry you have to spend precious time b/c of me again. I am asking here b/cx AE page is clunged by now. If this is inappropriate please delete.

I am just really confused by this whole AE request since Nishidani doesn't argue even once the content should have stayed. WP:3RR rule is in place to prevent WP:WAR over content dispute not prevent editors from removing outdated material that other editors put back unintentionally.

Thanks, Ashtul (talk) 13:27, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Cleavage[edit]

The protection of cleavage (breasts) has been lifted. Your reverts of the recent changes were the only one that were directly motivated concerns relating to article quality (the other reverts[2][3] appear to have been about restoring stability). There has been a lot of discussion about recent changes, including motivations as to why the recent edits were justified. So far, consensus seems to support all or most of those changes. If you'd like to chime in, now would probably a good time.

Peter Isotalo 15:43, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Are we looking at "Reverted edits in need of motivations"? The massive changes were a cluster fuck. I suppose that talk section will do for review purposes but it looks like someone else is already calling shenanigans. I will attempt go through source by source. It would be easier if the lines being removed were also included. It is alreayd hard enough to do due dilligence without it taking an extra half hour to sort through tid bits that the remover could have spent time highlighting. (note to self... bug WMF about a tool that mimics the bright yellow of a higher).Cptnono (talk) 04:42, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

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2014 Coppa Italia Final[edit]

Thanks for "waking me up" about the GA review, can't believe I had it on my watchlist but never noticed it! I've made all the changes you have suggested, you are very good at making suggestions. I think it helps to have a North American reviewer, because sometimes European football fans take our knowledge for granted, it's important to present information for a global audience. '''tAD''' (talk) 07:05, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

@The Almightey Drill: dammit, I was about to go to watch a documentary on baseball and go to bed but now I have to go and cross the t's and dot the i's on this new GA. Don't forget you have an FAC with dead links still. Nice work, dude!Cptnono (talk) 07:10, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Game of War: Fire Age[edit]

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Just a note[edit]

it would have been cool if he would have stepped back and taken a deep breath before disregarding Ashtul's points.

You're right to the extent that I disregarded his points because they were legion, and short responses lead to more. On retrospect. Exasperation with, what to me, was consistently confused responses was at work. I just find that he should have mastered in 6 months some of the more elementary rules, and how to stay on topic, and avoid campaigning. Most of us don't do a large number of edits we're minded to, because they foreseeably lead to conflict or bickering, and try, I think, to stick to stuff that will stick. I've had to sit out a few bans, one a perma (which I privately felt was entirely irrational), some for sheer stubbornness for refusing to revert crap, for months. It's sensible in the long run, if one wants to work this place and fucks up, just to sit things out, work on other articles and learn to build them, and come back refreshed and more competent. I'm minded, if I get time, to return to the Skunk and a few other articles, and if I do, I'd appreciate you s(h)itting (:)) on my shoulder to see that a fair rewrite emerges. Cheers Nishidani (talk) 17:51, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

I think Skunk would be a piece of cake.Cptnono (talk) 04:48, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

I saw your AE request, just thought I'd write and tell you you're well justified in trying to fight the half-dozen partisan Palestine SPAs that have hijacked the entire Israel-Palestine topic area for their own ends. This comes from one who spent quite some time on a previous account trying to undo the rampaging Israel SPAs some ten years ago or so. It seems quite some time after I left some epic stuff went down with ARBCOM and the pro-Israel types mostly moved on and the pro-Palestine types mostly waited out their bans and continued the fight. In many respects the articles are far weaker now than then because of the jarring propaganda they have managed to insert into articles day-in, day-out with little resistance and oversight - and then all close ranks to defend. I don't care about the subject area enough to get involved, with all the bickering required and the inevitable abuse that entails, but good luck to you. AnotherNewAccount (talk) 15:10, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Very well said at AE. A little bit more profanity is my style but god damn. Noting will come of it it but it is good for people to hear.Cptnono (talk) 03:49, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

2008 UEFA Champions League Final FAC[edit]

Thanks for your review of 2008 UEFA Champions League Final at the article's first FAC. Now that two weeks have passed since the article was last reviewed, I've nominated it again here. I'd appreciate your opinions once again in helping the article reach FA status. – PeeJay 18:16, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

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Happy Easter![edit]

All the best! "Carry me down, carry me down; carry me down into the wiki!" (talk) 02:06, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Freaking cute! Thanks. Besides editing on a broken keyboard and acting like a jungle gym for several hours, it has been a lovely holiday. Thank God for mimosas.Cptnono (talk) 04:58, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

your reversion of "killing" to replace it with the anodyne "incident" et cetera at La Familia - your edit description was sarky or kindly - I cannot make out which.[edit]

The beating of the deceased's cousin by the Israeli forces was proven to have taken place after they handcuffed him, and contrary to their statements . Hence both the riots and the sense in mentioning that detail in the article. Do you really want to revert a killing to use the word "incident" to describe it instead ? REALLY ? If so, why ?--— ⦿⨦⨀Tumadoireacht Talk/Stalk 16:39, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

My primary concern was the handcuff part. That detail belongs somewhere else, was too minor a detail for that article, and made the sentence read a little off. I considered keeping "killing" in but "murder" is used just before it so I don;t think there is any confusion to the reader. There was also the kidnapping so it is an overall "incident". I don't feel terribly strongly about that bit, though. I was going to keep the "protests" part but confussed myself while trying to reword it and got sidetracked. The other edit was kept 100%.Cptnono (talk) 17:07, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Steve Zakuani[edit]


Dude, awesome work![edit]

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For your great work taking 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup from stub article through DYK, GA, and finally FA reviews getting it to the status of featured article, I award you this barnstar. Bravo! SkotyWATC 06:57, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
@Skotywa: Thanks! Zakuani is going through FAC right now. I'm thinking about taking Sounders to featured topic with the primary page, Open Cups, coach, and stadium all FA. All that is needed is bringing the season list to FL and touching up the player list.Cptnono (talk) 18:20, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Brogrammer[edit]

When the editor that removed your content on Talk:Brogrammer#Feminism, I thought it was a violation of WP:TPOC. I restored it for you.

While I you are understandably upset, I would just like to caution you on the language you use against them. While you can be up in arms over the removal of your content, name calling against them isn't particularly wise per Wikipedia:No personal attacks. Criticize their actions, not them.

Anyhow, Godspeed. Godsy(TALKCONT) 21:46, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 May newsletter[edit]

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The second round one has all wrapped up, and round three has now begun! Congratulations to the 34 contestants who have made it through, but well done and thank you to all contestants who took part in our second round. Leading the way overall was Belarus Cas Liber (submissions) in Group B with a total of 777 points for a variety of contributions including Good Articles on Corona Borealis and Microscopium - both of which received the maximum bonus.

Special credit must be given to a number of high importance articles improved during the second round.

The points varied across groups, with the lowest score required to gain automatic qualification was 68 in Group A - meanwhile the second place score in Group H was 404, which would have been high enough to win all but one of the other Groups! As well as the top two of each group automatically going through to the third round, a minimum score of 55 was required for a wildcard competitor to go through. We had a three-way tie at 55 points and all three have qualified for the next round, in the spirit of fairness. The third round ends on June 28, with the top two in each group progressing automatically while the remaining 16 highest scorers across all four groups go through as wildcards. Good luck to all competitors for the third round! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) 16:28, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Seattle Mardi Gras riot[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Seattle Mardi Gras riot 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 Winner 42 -- Winner 42 (talk) 20:40, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Seattle Mardi Gras riot[edit]

The article Seattle Mardi Gras riot 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:Seattle Mardi Gras riot for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Winner 42 -- Winner 42 (talk) 04:00, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

List of York City F.C. players (fewer than 25 appearances)[edit]

Hi, when you have a spare moment would you mind reviewing List of York City F.C. players (fewer than 25 appearances) at FLC? Thanks, Mattythewhite (talk) 21:56, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Seattle Mardi Gras riot[edit]

The article Seattle Mardi Gras riot you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol oppose vote.svg; see Talk:Seattle Mardi Gras riot for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Winner 42 -- Winner 42 (talk) 23:41, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

WP:ARBPIA3 is now open and evidence can be submitted until September 8. 62.90.5.221 (talk) 09:15, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 September newsletter[edit]

The finals for the 2015 Wikicup has now begun! Congrats to the 8 contestants who have survived to the finals, and well done and thanks to everyone who took part in rounds 3 and 4.

In round 3, we had a three-way tie for qualification among the wildcard contestants, so we had 34 competitors. The leader was by far Scotland Casliber (submissions) in Group B, who earned 1496 points. Although 913 of these points were bonus points, he submitted 15 articles in the DYK category. Second place overall was Philadelphia Coemgenus (submissions) at 864 points, who although submitted just 2 FAs for 400 points, earned double that amount for those articles in bonus points. Everyone who moved forward to Round 4 earned at least 100 points.

The scores required to move onto the semifinals were impressive; the lowest scorer to move onto the finals was 407, making this year's Wikicup as competitive as it's always been. Our finalists, ordered by round 4 score, are:

  1. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), who is competing in his sixth consecutive Wikicup final, again finished the round in first place, with an impressive 1666 points in Pool B. Casliber writes about the natural sciences, including ornithology, botany and astronomy. A large bulk of his points this round were bonus points.
  2. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points), second place both in Pool B and overall, earned the bulk of his points with FPs, mostly depicting currency.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), first in Pool A, came in third. His specialty is natural science articles; in Round 4, he mostly submitted articles about insects and botany. Five out of the six of the GAs he submitted were level-4 vital articles.
  4. Somerset Harrias (submissions), second in Pool A, took fourth overall. He tends to focus on articles about cricket and military history, specifically the 1640s First English Civil War.
  5. Washington, D.C. West Virginian (submissions), from Pool A, was our highest-scoring wildcard. West Virginia tends to focus on articles about the history of (what for it!) the U.S. state of West Virginia.
  6. Somerset Rodw (submissions), from Pool A, likes to work on articles about British geography and places. Most of his points this round were earned from two impressive accomplishments: a GT about Scheduled monuments in Somerset and a FT about English Heritage properties in Somerset.
  7. United States Rationalobserver (submissions), from Pool B, came in seventh overall. RO earned the majority of her points from GARs and PRs, many of which were earned in the final hours of the round.
  8. England Calvin999 (submissions), also from Pool B, who was competing with RO for the final two spots in the final hours, takes the race for most GARs and PRs—48.

The intense competition between RO and Calvin999 will continue into the finals. They're both eligible for the Newcomers Trophy, given for the first time in the Wikicup; whoever makes the most points will win it.

Good luck to the finalists; the judges are sure that the competition will be fierce!

Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs) 11:48, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Trout Creek Mountains[edit]

I've nominated this article for FA here, as you suggested after the GA review in January. Thanks for your help with that. Feel free to comment at the FA nomination page. Jsayre64 (talk) 00:28, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Research[edit]

Hello Cptnono :) My name is Heather Ford - I've written my PhD thesis about Wikipedia and your username appears in one of my chapters - about the progress of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution article. I would love to share a pre-publication copy of the chapter with you if you'd like to read it? --hfordsa (talk) 16:08, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015: The results[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 is now in the books! Congrats to our finalists and winners, and to everyone who took part in this year's competition.

This year's results were an exact replica of last year's competition. For the second year in a row, the 2015 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points). All of his points were earned for an impressive 253 featured pictures and their associated bonus points (5060 and 1695, respectively). His entries constituted scans of currency from all over the world and scans of medallions awarded to participants of the U.S. Space program. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) came in second place; she earned by far the most bonus points (4082), for 4 featured articles, 15 good articles, and 147 DYKs, mostly about in her field of expertise, natural science. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), a finalist every year since 2010, came in third, with 2379 points.

Our newcomer award, presented to the best-performing new competitor in the WikiCup, goes to United States Rationalobserver (submissions). Everyone should be very proud of the work they accomplished. We will announce our other award winners soon.

A full list of our award winners are:

We warmly invite all of you to sign up for next year's competition. Discussions and polls concerning potential rules changes are also open, and all are welcome to participate. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2016 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.

Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · logs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · logs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · logs) 18:39, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup Award[edit]

Awarded for participating in the 2015 WikiCup. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 19:34, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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WikiCup 2016 is just around the corner...[edit]

Hello everyone, and we would like to wish you all a happy holiday season. As you will probably already know, the 2016 WikiCup begins in the new year; there is still time to sign up. There are some changes we'd like to announce before the competition begins.

After two years of serving as WikiCup judge, User:Miyagawa has stepped down as judge. He deserves great thanks and recognition for his dedication and hard work, and for providing necessary transition for a new group of judges in last year's Cup. Joining Christine (User:Figureskatingfan) and Jason (User:Sturmvogel 66) is Andrew (User:Godot13), a very successful WikiCup competitor and expert in Featured Pictures; he won the two previous competitions. This is a strong judging team, and we anticipate lots of enjoyment and good work coming from our 2016 competitors.

We would also like to announce one change in how this year's WikiCup will be run. In the spirit of sportsmanship, Godot13 and Cwmhiraeth have chosen to limit their participation. See here for the announcement and a complete explanation of why. They and the judges feel that it will make for a more exciting, enjoyable, and productive competition.

The discussions/polls concerning the next competition's rules will be closed soon, and rules changes will be made clear on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring and talk pages. The judges are committed to not repeating the confusion that occurred last year and to ensuring that the new rules are both fair and in the best interests of the competition, which is, first and foremost, about improving Wikipedia.

If you have any questions or concerns, the judges can be reached on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, on their talk pages, or by email. We hope you will all join us in trying to make the 2015 WikiCup the most productive and enjoyable yet. You are receiving this message because you are listed on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Figureskatingfan (talk), and Godot13 (talk).--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016: Game On![edit]

We are about to enter the second week of the 2016 WikiCup. The most recent player to sign up brings the current total to 101 contestants. Signups close on 5 February. If you’re interested, you can join this year's WikiCup here.

We are aware that in some areas the scoring bot’s numbers are a little bit off (i.e., overly generous) and are working to have that corrected as soon as possible.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:04, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016: Game On![edit]

We are about to enter the second week of the 2016 WikiCup. The most recent player to sign up brings the current total to 101 contestants. Signups close on 5 February. If you’re interested, you can join this year's WikiCup here.

We are aware that in some areas the scoring bot’s numbers are a little bit off (i.e., overly generous) and are working to have that corrected as soon as possible.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:08, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of Adam Cuerden’s several quality restorations during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. Forty-seven competitors move into this round (a bit shy of the expected 64), and we are roughly broken into eight groups of six. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups.

Twenty-two Good Articles were submitted, including three by Connecticut Cyclonebiskit (submissions), and two each by Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions), Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), and New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions). Twenty-one Featured Pictures were claimed, including 17 by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) (the Round 1 high scorer). Thirty-one contestants saw their DYKs appear on the main page, with a commanding lead (28) by Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Twenty-nine participants conducted GA reviews with Lancashire J Milburn (submissions) completing nine.

If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Thanks to everyone for participating, and good luck to those moving into round 2. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:39, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016 March newsletter (update)[edit]

Along with getting the year wrong in the newsletter that went out earlier this week, we did not mention (as the bot did not report) that New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) claimed the first Featured Article Persoonia terminalis of the 2016 Wikicup. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email).--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:05, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016 May newsletter[edit]

FP of Christ Church Cathedral, Falkland Islands by Godot13

Round 2 is over and 35 competitors have moved on to Round 3.

Round 2 saw three FAs (two by New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) and one by Montana Montanabw (submissions)), four Featured Lists (with three by England Calvin999 (submissions)), and 53 Good Articles (six by Lancashire Worm That Turned (submissions) and five each by Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions)). Eleven Featured Pictures were promoted (six by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) and five by Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions)). One Featured Portal, Featured Topic and Good Topic were also promoted. The DYK base point total was 1,135. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) scored 265 base points, while British Empire The C of E (submissions) and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) each scored 150 base points. Eleven ITN were promoted and 131 Good Article Reviews were conducted with Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) completing a staggering 61 reviews. Two contestants, Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions), broke the 700 point mark for Round 2.

If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Thanks to everyone for participating, and good luck to those moving into round 2. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) -- MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:59, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Four years ago ...
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neutrality
... you were recipient
no. 207 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:17, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Five years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 04:42, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

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]

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.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:40, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Cptnono. 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)

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.

If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send.MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:02, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

Your access to AWB may be temporarily removed[edit]

Hello Cptnono! This message is to inform you that due to editing inactivity, your access to AutoWikiBrowser may be temporarily removed. If you do not resume editing within the next week, your username will be removed from the CheckPage. This is purely for routine maintenance and is not indicative of wrongdoing on your part. You may regain access at any time by simply requesting it at WP:PERM/AWB. Thank you! MusikBot II talk 20:24, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

March 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. It would have been 5 points, but when a late entrant was permitted to join the contest in February, a promise was made that his inclusion would not result in the exclusion of any other competitor. To achieve this, the six entrants that had the lowest positive score of 4 points have been added to the 64 people who otherwise would have qualified. As a result, some of the groups have nine contestants rather than eight. Our top four scorers in round 1 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, last year's winner, led the field with two featured articles on birds and a total score of 674.
  • European Union Iry-Hor, a WikiCup newcomer, came next with a featured article, a good article and a tally of 282 bonus points for a score of 517. All these points came from the article Nyuserre Ini, an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh,
  • Japan 1989, another WikiCup newcomer, was in joint third place at 240. 1989 has claimed points for two featured lists and one good article relating to anime and comedy series, all of which were awarded bonus points.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 shared third place with five good articles and thirteen good article reviews, mostly on naval vessels. He is also new to the competition.

The largest number of DYKs have been submitted by Vivvt and The C of E, who each claimed for seven, and MBlaze Lightning achieved eight articles at ITN. Carbrera and Peacemaker67 each claimed for five GAs and Krishna Chaitanya Velaga was well out in front for GARs, having reviewed 32. No featured pictures, featured topics or good topics yet, but we have achieved three featured articles and a splendid total of fifty good articles.

So, on to the second round. 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 equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is a good article candidate, a featured process, or anything 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, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 13:52, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

May 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

The second round of the competition has now closed, with just under 100 points being required to qualify for round 3. YellowEvan just scraped into the next round with 98 points but we have to say goodbye to the thirty or so competitors who didn't achieve this threshold; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Our top scorers in round 2 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, led the field with five featured articles, four on birds and one on astronomy, and a total score of 2049, half of which came from bonus points.
  • Japan 1989 was in second place with 826 points, 466 of which were bonus points. 1989 has claimed points mostly relating to anime and Japanese-related articles.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 took third place with two FAs, one GA and seven GARs, mostly on naval vessels or military personnel, scoring 543 points.
  • Other contestants who scored over 400 points were Freikorp, Carbrera, and Czar. Of course all these points are now wiped out and the 32 remaining contestants start again from zero in round 3.

Vivvt submitted the largest number of DYKs (30), and MBlaze Lightning achieved 13 articles at ITN. Carbrera claimed for 11 GAs and Argento Surfer performed the most GARs, having reviewed 11. So far we have achieved 38 featured articles and a splendid 132 good articles. Commendably, 279 GARs have been achieved so far, more than double the number of GAs.

So, on to 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 10 days of "earning" them. 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 equally.

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. 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, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 13:16, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

WikiCup 2017 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the competition has finished in a flurry of last minute activity, with 288 points being required to qualify for round 4. It was a hotly competitive round with all but four of the contestants exceeding the 106 points that was necessary to proceed to round 4 last year. Coemgenus and Freikorp tied on 288, and both have been allowed to proceed, so round 4 now has one pool of eight competitors and one of nine.

Round 3 saw the achievement of a 26-topic Featured topic by MPJ-DK as well as 5 featured lists and 13 featured articles. PanagiotisZois and SounderBruce achieved their first ever featured articles. Carbrera led the GA score with 10, Tachs achieved 17 DYKs and MBlaze Lightning 10 In the news items. There were 167 DYKs, 93 GARs and 82 GAs overall, this last figure being higher than the number of GAs in round 2, when twice as many people were taking part. Even though contestants performed more GARs than they achieved GAs, there was still some frustration at the length of time taken to get articles reviewed.

As we start round 4, we say goodbye to the fifteen or so competitors who didn't quite make it; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them (some people have fallen foul of this rule and the points have been removed).

If you are concerned that your nomination, whether it be for a good article, a featured process, or anything else, 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! 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 and Cwmhiraeth 05:37, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final scheduled for TFA[edit]

This is to let you know that the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final article has been scheduled as today's featured article for September 6, 2017. 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/September 6, 2017, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1100 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:06, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:12, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

WikiCup 2017 September newsletter[edit]

Round 4 of the WikiCup has ended and we move forward into the final round. In round 4, a total of 12 FAs, 3 FLs, 44 GAs, 3 FLs, 79 DYKs, 1 ITN and 42 GARs was achieved, with no FPs or FTs this time. Congratulations to Peacemaker67 on the Royal Yugoslav Navy Good Topic of 36 items, and the 12 featured articles achieved by Cas Liber (5), Vanamonde93 (3), Peacemaker67 (2), Adityavagarwal (1) and 12george1 (1). With a FA scoring 200 points, and bonus points available on top of this, FAs are likely to feature heavily in the final round. Meanwhile Yellow Evan, a typhoon specialist, was contributing 12 DYKs and 10 GAs, while Adityavagarwal and Freikorp topped the GAR list with 8 reviews each. As we enter the final round, we are down to eight contestants, and we would like to thank those of you who have been eliminated for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. The lowest score needed to reach round 5 was 305, and I think we can expect a highly competitive final round.

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 Needed. 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 reduce 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 man (or woman) 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 and Cwmhiraeth 06:26, 1 September 2017 (UTC)