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Welcome!

Hello, DAP388, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Grover (talk) 12:09, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

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Article assessments[edit]

Please do not change article assessments (class or importance) until you are familiar with each WikiProject's individual criterion. Thanks. Nikki311 19:53, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Doctors Hospital[edit]

I have nominated Doctors Hospital, an article you created, for deletion. I do not feel that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Doctors Hospital. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time. Voxpuppet (talkcontribs) 23:26, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Joseph M. Still Burn Center[edit]

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An editor has nominated Joseph M. Still Burn Center, an article on which you have worked or that you created, for deletion. We appreciate your contributions, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in his/her nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Your opinions on whether the article meets inclusion criteria and what should be done with the article are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Joseph M. Still Burn Center and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also edit the article during the discussion to improve it but should not remove the articles for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate. Thank you. BJBot (talk) 23:59, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

License tagging for Image:Old MCG Building.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Old MCG Building.jpg. You don't seem to have indicated the license status of the image. Wikipedia uses a set of image copyright tags to indicate this information; to add a tag to the image, select the appropriate tag from this list, click on this link, then click "Edit this page" and add the tag to the image's description. If there doesn't seem to be a suitable tag, the image is probably not appropriate for use on Wikipedia.

For help in choosing the correct tag, or for any other questions, leave a message on Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. Thank you for your cooperation. --ImageTaggingBot (talk) 09:06, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

License tagging for Image:Old Academy of Richmond County.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Old Academy of Richmond County.jpg. You don't seem to have indicated the license status of the image. Wikipedia uses a set of image copyright tags to indicate this information; to add a tag to the image, select the appropriate tag from this list, click on this link, then click "Edit this page" and add the tag to the image's description. If there doesn't seem to be a suitable tag, the image is probably not appropriate for use on Wikipedia.

For help in choosing the correct tag, or for any other questions, leave a message on Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. Thank you for your cooperation. --ImageTaggingBot (talk) 09:07, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

License tagging for Image:Old Government House.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Old Government House.jpg. You don't seem to have indicated the license status of the image. Wikipedia uses a set of image copyright tags to indicate this information; to add a tag to the image, select the appropriate tag from this list, click on this link, then click "Edit this page" and add the tag to the image's description. If there doesn't seem to be a suitable tag, the image is probably not appropriate for use on Wikipedia.

For help in choosing the correct tag, or for any other questions, leave a message on Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. Thank you for your cooperation. --ImageTaggingBot (talk) 09:08, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Streets of Buckhead.gif[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Streets of Buckhead.gif. The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the copyright status of the image on the image's description page, using an appropriate copyright tag, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided copyright information for them as well.

For more information on using images, see the following pages:

This is an automated notice by STBotI. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 15:54, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Streets of Buckhead2.jpeg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Streets of Buckhead2.jpeg. The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the copyright status of the image on the image's description page, using an appropriate copyright tag, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided copyright information for them as well.

For more information on using images, see the following pages:

This is an automated notice by STBotI. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 19:12, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Streets of Buckhead3.jpeg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Streets of Buckhead3.jpeg. The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the copyright status of the image on the image's description page, using an appropriate copyright tag, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided copyright information for them as well.

For more information on using images, see the following pages:

This is an automated notice by STBotI. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. Additionally, if you continue uploading bad images, you may be blocked from uploading. STBotI (talk) 19:16, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Streets of Buckhead4.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Streets of Buckhead4.jpg. The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the copyright status of the image on the image's description page, using an appropriate copyright tag, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided copyright information for them as well.

For more information on using images, see the following pages:

This is an automated notice by STBotI. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 19:20, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Streets of Buckhead5.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Streets of Buckhead5.jpg. The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the copyright status of the image on the image's description page, using an appropriate copyright tag, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided copyright information for them as well.

For more information on using images, see the following pages:

This is an automated notice by STBotI. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. Additionally, if you continue uploading bad images, you may be blocked from uploading.STBotI (talk) 19:22, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Your uploads[edit]

Good day. I see that you have uploaded a number of images to Wikipedia. First off, thank you for your contributions. Unfortunately, there are some guidelines that we need to follow with copyrighted images. Specifically, you need to add a source for the image (a link to a website will do), a copyright tag (there are some listed at WP:ICT), and a rationale explaining why we can use a copyrighted image (explained at WP:NFURG). I see that your images fail to include one of these. Please stop uploading images and address the concerns listed above. If you need assistance, you can ask at the help desk. If you do not fix these images, and you continue to make bad uploads, you will be blocked and your images will be deleted. Thanks for your contributions! STBotI (talk) 19:22, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Streets of Buckhead6.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Streets of Buckhead6.jpg. The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the copyright status of the image on the image's description page, using an appropriate copyright tag, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided copyright information for them as well.

For more information on using images, see the following pages:

This is an automated notice by STBotI. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 19:26, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Streets of Buckhead7.jpeg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Streets of Buckhead7.jpeg. The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the copyright status of the image on the image's description page, using an appropriate copyright tag, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided copyright information for them as well.

For more information on using images, see the following pages:

This is an automated notice by STBotI. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 19:42, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Streets of Buckhead8.jpeg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Streets of Buckhead8.jpeg. The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the copyright status of the image on the image's description page, using an appropriate copyright tag, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided copyright information for them as well.

For more information on using images, see the following pages:

This is an automated notice by STBotI. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 19:45, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Streets of Buckhead9.jpeg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Streets of Buckhead9.jpeg. The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the copyright status of the image on the image's description page, using an appropriate copyright tag, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided copyright information for them as well.

For more information on using images, see the following pages:

This is an automated notice by STBotI. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 19:47, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Karolína Kurková.jpeg[edit]

An image that you uploaded or altered, File:Karolína Kurková.jpeg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the image's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the image description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Tabercil (talk) 00:19, 4 January 2009 (UTC) --Tabercil (talk) 00:19, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

January 2009[edit]

Stop hand nuvola.svg Please do not add copyrighted material to Wikipedia without permission from the copyright holder. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material; such additions will be deleted. You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing. Tabercil (talk) 00:24, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

To explain further: there are a number of images you have uploaded from various sources where you have uploaded them under a free license, such as File:Phippsplaza.jpeg and File:Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta.jpeg. The Flickr source page for these specific images has them as being copyrighted, and as such we cannot use them. Please do not continue to upload such images without clear notice of consent from the copyright holder or you might be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Tabercil (talk) 00:28, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for File:RobertoCoinlogo.gif[edit]

Thanks for uploading File:RobertoCoinlogo.gif. You've indicated that the image meets Wikipedia's criteria for non-free content, but there is no explanation of why it meets those criteria. Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. If you have any questions, please post them at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions.

Thank you for your cooperation. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 23:58, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for File:Charriol.jpg}[edit]

Thank you for uploading File:Charriol.jpg. However, there is a concern that the rationale provided for using this image under "fair use" may not meet the criteria required by Wikipedia:Non-free content. This can be corrected by going to the image description page and add or clarify the reason why the image qualifies for fair use. In particular, for each page the image is used on, the image must have an explanation linking to that page which explains why it needs to be used on that page. Can you please check:

  • That there is a non-free use rationale on the image's escription page for each article the image is used in.
  • That every article it is used on is linked to from its description page.

Please be aware that a fair use rationale is not the same as an image copyright tag; descriptions for images used under the fair use policy require both a copyright tag and a fair use rationale.

If it is determined that the image does not qualify under fair use, it might be deleted by adminstrator within a few days in accordance with our criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions, please ask them at the media copyright questions page. Thank you. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 01:44, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for File:Charriol.jpg}[edit]

Thank you for uploading File:Charriol.jpg. However, there is a concern that the rationale provided for using this image under "fair use" may not meet the criteria required by Wikipedia:Non-free content. This can be corrected by going to the image description page and add or clarify the reason why the image qualifies for fair use. In particular, for each page the image is used on, the image must have an explanation linking to that page which explains why it needs to be used on that page. Can you please check:

  • That there is a non-free use rationale on the image's escription page for each article the image is used in.
  • That every article it is used on is linked to from its description page.

Please be aware that a fair use rationale is not the same as an image copyright tag; descriptions for images used under the fair use policy require both a copyright tag and a fair use rationale.

If it is determined that the image does not qualify under fair use, it might be deleted by adminstrator within a few days in accordance with our criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions, please ask them at the media copyright questions page. Thank you. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 01:44, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for File:Charriol.jpg}[edit]

Thank you for uploading File:Charriol.jpg. However, there is a concern that the rationale provided for using this image under "fair use" may not meet the criteria required by Wikipedia:Non-free content. This can be corrected by going to the image description page and add or clarify the reason why the image qualifies for fair use. In particular, for each page the image is used on, the image must have an explanation linking to that page which explains why it needs to be used on that page. Can you please check:

  • That there is a non-free use rationale on the image's escription page for each article the image is used in.
  • That every article it is used on is linked to from its description page.

Please be aware that a fair use rationale is not the same as an image copyright tag; descriptions for images used under the fair use policy require both a copyright tag and a fair use rationale.

If it is determined that the image does not qualify under fair use, it might be deleted by adminstrator within a few days in accordance with our criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions, please ask them at the media copyright questions page. Thank you. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 01:44, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Hanna Andersson[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Hanna Andersson requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a company or corporation, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, as well as our subject-specific notability guideline for companies and corporations.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the page does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that they userfy the page or have a copy emailed to you. Cerejota (talk) 06:26, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:HannaAndersson.gif)[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svg Thanks for uploading File:HannaAndersson.gif. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. BJBot (talk) 05:44, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Streets of Buckhead9.jpeg[edit]

An image that you uploaded or altered, File:Streets of Buckhead9.jpeg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the image's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the image description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Whpq (talk) 01:53, 17 March 2009 (UTC) --Whpq (talk) 01:53, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Streets of Buckhead8.jpeg[edit]

An image that you uploaded or altered, File:Streets of Buckhead8.jpeg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the image's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the image description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Whpq (talk) 01:55, 17 March 2009 (UTC) --Whpq (talk) 01:55, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Streets of Buckhead7.jpeg[edit]

An image that you uploaded or altered, File:Streets of Buckhead7.jpeg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the image's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the image description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Whpq (talk) 01:56, 17 March 2009 (UTC) --Whpq (talk) 01:56, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Streets of Buckhead6.jpg[edit]

An image that you uploaded or altered, File:Streets of Buckhead6.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the image's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the image description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Whpq (talk) 01:58, 17 March 2009 (UTC) --Whpq (talk) 01:58, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Streets of Buckhead5.jpg[edit]

An image that you uploaded or altered, File:Streets of Buckhead5.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the image's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the image description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Whpq (talk) 01:59, 17 March 2009 (UTC) --Whpq (talk) 01:59, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Streets of Buckhead4.jpg[edit]

An image that you uploaded or altered, File:Streets of Buckhead4.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the image's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the image description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Whpq (talk) 02:01, 17 March 2009 (UTC) --Whpq (talk) 02:01, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Streets of Buckhead3.jpeg[edit]

An image that you uploaded or altered, File:Streets of Buckhead3.jpeg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the image's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the image description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Whpq (talk) 02:02, 17 March 2009 (UTC) --Whpq (talk) 02:02, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

File:Streets of Buckhead2.jpeg listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, File:Streets of Buckhead2.jpeg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Whpq (talk) 02:03, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Lenox Marketplace.jpeg[edit]

An image that you uploaded or altered, File:Lenox Marketplace.jpeg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the image's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the image description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Whpq (talk) 02:08, 17 March 2009 (UTC) --Whpq (talk) 02:08, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:NordstromPhipps.jpg[edit]

An image that you uploaded or altered, File:NordstromPhipps.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the image's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the image description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Whpq (talk) 02:11, 17 March 2009 (UTC) --Whpq (talk) 02:11, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Various possibly unfree images[edit]

You've made modifications to some images listed above to include summary information. However, you've not provided any information as to the provenance of the images with respect to the copyright holder. Specifically, the images come from a variety of sources on the internet which do not specify that they are released under a GFDL license. In fact, most state an explicit copyright. Furthermore, the copyright holders are not the same across the various images.

If you are claiming to be the copyright holder of these images, then more specific proof will be required. See WP:DCP for procedures to donate copyrighted material. If you are not the copyright holder, please let us know so that the images can be removed. Copyright infringement is a serious matter. Your quick response would be appreciated. Regards. -- Whpq (talk) 21:29, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

File source problem with File:RobertoCoin.JPG[edit]

File Copyright problem

Thanks for uploading File:RobertoCoin.JPG. I noticed that the file's description page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you did not create this file yourself, you will need to specify the owner of the copyright. If you obtained it from a website, then a link to the website from which it was taken, together with a restatement of that website's terms of use of its content, is usually sufficient information. However, if the copyright holder is different from the website's publisher, their copyright should also be acknowledged.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have specified their source and tagged them, too. You can find a list of files you have uploaded by following this link. Unsourced and untagged images may be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If the image is copyrighted under a non-free license (per Wikipedia:Fair use) then the image will be deleted 48 hours after 15:40, 26 March 2009 (UTC). If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Skier Dude (talk) 15:40, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

April 2009[edit]

Information.svg Please do not delete content or templates from pages on Wikipedia, as you did to Los Angeles, without giving a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. Your content removal does not appear constructive, and has been reverted. Please make use of the sandbox if you'd like to experiment with test edits. Thank you.--Michael (talk) 19:05, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Information.svg Please do not add content without citing reliable sources, as you did to Backlash (2009). Before making potentially controversial edits, it is recommended that you discuss them first on the article's talk page. If you are familiar with Wikipedia:Citing sources please take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. TJ Spyke 03:05, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:MidtownWest1.jpg[edit]

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A tag has been placed on File:MidtownWest1.jpg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F9 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the image appears to be a blatant copyright infringement. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted images or text borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag - if no such tag exists then the page is no longer a speedy delete candidate and adding a hangon tag is unnecessary), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. IngerAlHaosului (talk) 08:07, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:MidtownWest2.jpg[edit]

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A tag has been placed on File:MidtownWest2.jpg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F9 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the image appears to be a blatant copyright infringement. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted images or text borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag - if no such tag exists then the page is no longer a speedy delete candidate and adding a hangon tag is unnecessary), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. IngerAlHaosului (talk) 08:07, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:MidtownWest3.jpg[edit]

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A tag has been placed on File:MidtownWest3.jpg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F9 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the image appears to be a blatant copyright infringement. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted images or text borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag - if no such tag exists then the page is no longer a speedy delete candidate and adding a hangon tag is unnecessary), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. IngerAlHaosului (talk) 08:14, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

File:YouDebtYourLifepromo.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:YouDebtYourLifepromo.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Fut.Perf. 07:50, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

File:PinataDesirepromo.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:PinataDesirepromo.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Fut.Perf. 08:02, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:BloomingdalesLenoxSquare.jpg[edit]

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Barnstar[edit]

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Hey! I just wanted to say that you've been doing some really fantastic work expanding and updating the Glee episode articles. I don't know whether you've considered joining the task force, but either way, I wanted to let you know how much it's appreciated. Keep up the great work! Frickative 01:17, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks so much. :) How could I join the group? - DAP388 02:00, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome! To join, just add your name to the participants list here. We discuss work on Glee-related articles on the project talk page - it's usually pretty quiet, and there's no obligation to join in, but it's a good place to combine efforts and collaborate with other editors :) Frickative 02:08, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
Hi there, me again :) I've noticed you've put "Silly Love Songs" up for GA review, which I hope goes well! For now, would you mind withdrawing the nom for "Comeback"? I've had a quick chat with User:Candyo32, who I collaborated on it with, and I think we'd both appreciate a bit more time to work on it before facing a review. Thanks! Frickative 03:42, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
That's cool. :) I also put up "Comeback" and "The Sue Sylvester Shuffle" for GA review, but if you need more time, feel free to put it on hold. :) - DAP388 03:49, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! Sorry, I was probably a bit unclear just now (it's 4am my time, so it tends to happen haha). The "Silly Love Songs" nomination is fine - you're by far and above the main contributor to that article, so if you feel it's ready for review then by all means go ahead! It's "Comeback" that I was concerned about, but I'll withdraw that particular nomination for just now and try and polish it up in the near future. "The Sue Sylvester Shuffle" nomination is fine too - that one should be totally finished off now, so hopefully that goes well :D Frickative 04:02, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

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GAR for Silly Love Songs (Glee)[edit]

Hello. I've started the review, in case you didn't see it.. just a little heads up :) Rcej (Robert) - talk 08:54, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Okie dokie. Thank you. :) -- DAP388 15:55, 18 March 2011

Expansion Template at Original Song[edit]

Is it really necessary? Also, you added it back to the article while the article was linked to DYK on the Main Page, which gave a sloppy look to the setup for about 38 minutes. CycloneGU (talk) 00:19, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm in the process of expanding it now. It will be removed one I'm done with expanding the article. :) DAP388 20:22, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
Oh, I already took it off. XD CycloneGU (talk) 00:42, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

GA review for The Sue Sylvester Shuffle[edit]

I've started the review; there are just a few small wording issues to be resolved before I pass it. Thanks, Glimmer721 talk 21:36, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Got it. I think everything should be good to go now. :) - DAP388 22:00, 20 March 2011

FAC[edit]

I appreciate that you are acting in good faith, but it is best if featured articles are nominated by people who have worked closely on them. In this way, they can give reasoned replies to reviewers and be familiar enough with the sources to act on suggested improvements. Someone who has not worked on the article can not provide this input, so the nomination may continue until opposition to it becomes so overwhelming that the article is failed; this takes away time from reviewers. While the The Rocky Horror Glee Show article is of reasonable quality, it is not yet of featured quality, and principal contributors must be consulted before a nomination, as required in the featured article candidate instructions. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any help with FAC and related processes. Nikkimaria (talk) 19:58, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

"Sexy" GAN[edit]

Hi DAP, I was planning on doing quite a lot of work to this article when I have the time. At the moment there's an over-reliance on the same few reviewers because real life got in the way before I could finish the "Reception" section. I really appreciate all the work you're doing on the episode articles, but there's no hurry to get them all to GA :) Would you mind holding off on a nom for this one for a while, and maybe dropping me a line before nominating anything in future that I've significantly contributed to? Thanks! Frickative 00:09, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

My apologies. I'll make sure next time to notify you of a GA nomination of an article you have significantly contributed to. Feel free to remove the nom. :) - DAP388 20:15, 28 March 2011
Thank you for your understanding! :) Frickative 00:17, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Award[edit]

The American Dad! Award
Hi DAP388! I just wanted to say nice job on your efforts to American Dad!. Saw you have considerably expanded a lot of articles, specifically those from season 6. I probably would have never been able to reach your caliber myself (as so far I only worked on "Bully for Steve" :P). Again, great job with your efforts! :) 89119e (talk) 06:21, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
Thanks so much. :D DAP388 (talk) 14:14, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
The article "I Am the Walrus (American Dad!)" passed GA! :D 89119e (talk) 03:39, 9 April 2011 (UTC)
Sweet. Good job cleaning up the article. :) DAP388 (DAP388) 00:40, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

American Dad! (season 4)[edit]

Hey, season pages should be listed at WP:FL not WP:GAC. Note Category:FL-Class The Simpsons articles and Category:FL-Class Family Guy articles for examples. CTJF83 13:07, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Okay. Thanks for the help. Can you give your opinion on the article on the peer review? :) DAP388 (talk) 22:49, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
I don't have time now, but I will read it over...I'm not too familiar with season pages, but I'll see if I can find people who are! :) CTJF83 00:31, 14 April 2011 (UTC)
Just a few minor suggestions CTJF83 01:19, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
Ya, you should probably let the peer review run it's course, or close it, instead of having it run concurrent to the FLC. CTJF83 22:20, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
How do I close it? DAP388 (talk) 22:30, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
 Done CTJF83 22:52, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
I still don't see what the "appeal to fear propaganda" refers to. CTJF83 22:56, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
The appeal to fear thing refers to when Roger took over the local home association group and used those tactics to get Stan out of the association. I'm not sure if it parodied a real life event, but it used those tactics to further the plot. See "Roy Rogers McFreely". DAP388 (talk) 23:07, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
Ahh, yes, I remember now, thanks, CTJF83 23:10, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
No problem, and thanks for reviewing. :) DAP388 (talk) 23:15, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Episcopal Day School for deletion[edit]

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Talk:A Piñata Named Desire/GA1[edit]

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Talk:Jenny Fromdabloc/GA1[edit]

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GA nomination suspended[edit]

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Days Gone Bye[edit]

Hey, I'm Hunter. I just wanted to say I just stumbled on the Days Gone Bye article and it looks fantastic so far! I hope you're planning on nominating it for DYK! — Hunter Kahn 21:21, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you! I haven never nominated an article for DYK, but if you want, feel free to nominate the article for DYK! :) DAP388 (talk) 2:22, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
  • I have nominated Days Gone Bye for DYK. You can see it on the list at T:TDYK, and can see the individual DYK page at Template talk:Did you know/Days Gone Bye. One problem, though, is the article currently has no plot summary section. Could you quick write one, even if it's just a brief one that can be expanded later? (Per WP:TVPLOT, you don't have to worry about sourcing the plot section.) — Hunter Kahn 22:56, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
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A barnstar for you![edit]

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This belongs to you for Born This Way. — Legolas (talk2me) 04:17, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
I think its premature to nominate the article for GAN. It needs a good copy-edit plus the reference formatting is horrible at present and the images are not balanced. You did an amazing job, but its still not close to GA. — Legolas (talk2me) 05:51, 4 August 2011 (UTC)
I removed it. I was kinda unsure if I should have nominated the article for GA, but I grew impatient because there was little feedback on the peer review. DAP388 (talk) 06:00, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Days Gone Bye[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 16:03, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Days Gone Bye GAN[edit]

Hello, I have reviwed Days Gone Bye for GA and placed it on hold. Notes for improvement can be found in the article's talk page. Thanks. -- Matthew RD 18:21, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

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The Proposal (film) GAN[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Hurricane![edit]

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Firefox News[edit]

Nice work on the Simpsons articles! Firefox News is not a reliable website, though. Anyone can become an author on that website. You should removed it from the articles. Regards, Theleftorium (talk) 22:00, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll be sure to replace it. :) — DAP388 (talk) 22:17, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

GAN[edit]

I am sorry to say but I have failed the GA nomination review for the article Friends with Benefits on the issue of "lack of broad coverage which, in turn, causes insufficient length." GA articles have exacting standards, so do not feel disheartened. You should try and put up as much content related to the film as possible, in addition to proper references. While the article is balanced, has good prose and does not seem to have any unreliable refs, it's lack of content is a big ---. Keep trying, and don't get disheartened. It's a process, a long one at times, but very fruitful if it succeeds later. Cheers! AnkitBhattTalk to me!!LifEnjoy 17:04, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

The Edge of Glory[edit]

I want to thank you sincerely, from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful work you did in making the above article attain its GA status. You're the best DAP!! Cheers. — Legolas (talk2me) 11:12, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks so much! The review was open for a long time, so I just checked it out and did what I could do. Again, thank you very much! - DAP388 (talk) 11:35, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I award DAP388 with this barnstar for extraordinary precision on the article "The Edge of Glory". Great work! — Legolas (talk2me) 13:31, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Oh dear, DAP, I'm so sorry. As the reviewer, I don't know how thankful I am of your help and punctuality of fixing the issues. Please keep up the work and good luck with Born This Way! —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 18:43, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks you guys! :) - DAP388 (talk) 00:40, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

What Lies Ahead[edit]

Great job on the article expansion! Hope to see more fantastic work related to The Walking Dead--what a fun show! Best of luck with the GA process. --Another Believer (Talk) 00:48, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Thank you! Agreed with The Walking Dead being a fun show. I think the article should reflect similar qualities, and I will try my best to to it. :) —DAP388 (talk) 00:54, 15 November 2011 (UTC)
Now "Bloodletting" too! I think someone has a Good Topic in the works! Keep up the great work. --Another Believer (Talk) 01:30, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Congrats on the GA ("Bloodletting")! Looking forward to the show's return next year. --Another Believer (Talk) 13:58, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

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Seahorse Seashell Party GAN[edit]

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Glee (season 2)[edit]

I noticed that you removed the "under construction" banner from the season 2 article. You put in a request for a Peer Review almost 48 hours ago, and I've just discovered it's best if you leave that banner off for the duration, even if you have edits to make.

According to WP:PR, "Articles must be free of major cleanup banners", and I strongly suspect that "under construction" is one of the ones the article needs to be free of. We can continue to make edits as we see fit—I just filled in the "Ratings" section, which was virtually empty, and the "Accolades" section doesn't mention the Emmys at all (two awards out of twelve noms)—but if I'm reading this correctly, we have to do it without advance warning. :-) BlueMoonset (talk) 01:53, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

LOL, my bad. Although I have never ran into that issue, I thought that cleanup banners could be acceptable. Now I know. :) —DAP388 (talk) 01:26, 6 December 2011 (UTC)


Your GA nomination of Lose Yourself (Entourage)[edit]

The article Lose Yourself (Entourage) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Lose Yourself (Entourage) for comments about the article. Well done! There is a backlog of articles waiting for review, why not help out and review a nominated article yourself? Passed with a caveat, as there's still some minor work to be done, but I figure it's nothing big enough that I couldn't pass it and let you work on it when you get the chance. GRAPPLE X 00:53, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Great! I'll make sure to make the edits. Thanks for the review! —DAP388 (talk) 18:42, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
Pilot (The Playboy Club) has also been reviewed. It's currently on hold waiting for some quick fixes. GRAPPLE X 01:43, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Excellent job promoting Lose Yourself (Entourage) to good article status. The Eminem WikiProject and all of Wikipedia appreciates your hard work. :-) —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 18:56, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Oh and one more thing; the article for "The Greatest Thing" has been redirected for now and we should wait for it to be officially released so that its notability can be justified. The redirect can be reverted once the song has charted, IMO. Thanks for your "tireless contributions" always. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 19:11, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Okay, and thanks for the barnstar! —DAP388 (talk) 19:21, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

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Pilot (The Playboy Club) GA[edit]

Great work on taking "Pilot (The Playboy Club)" to WP:GA level. It seems to me that since there were only 3 episodes aired, it wouldn't be too big a leap to try the same thing for The Playboy Club. Just a suggestion.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 15:52, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

A star for you[edit]

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For your work on getting The Simpsons episodes Million Dollar Maybe, Donnie Fatso, and Elementary School Musical (The Simpsons) up to GA standards. Keep up the good work! Cheers, Maitch (talk) 09:13, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

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GA/FA table[edit]

Hi DAP388! Hope all is going well! Hehe - I noticed (a long time ago too) you used the same GA/FA table from my userpage, hehe. You sure are making much better use of it than I've been doing. ;D After all ... you've contributed tirelessly to Wikipedia; I can't even imagine you manage to expand a single article every week or so. For myself, real life is very busy and so far pretty stressful (I'm a college student), and this last December I stayed away from Wiki to finish college finals and celebrate the Christmas season. (Hence, why I haven't been contributing much lately. :P)

Anyways, I just came by to drop by and give you an "after-holidays gift" of a new GA/FA table, if you'd like. The current one on your userpage is getting too big column-wise. This one below, on the other hand, uses less borders (now just the outside border) and most importantly ... columns, so you can insert more GA's in without cluttering your entire user page. So, up to you if you want to apply it to your user page.

If you have any questions about the new table, feel free to ask me on my talk page at any time. I don't edit Wiki much lately, but I do check regularly.

Anyways, good luck! And by the way, happy new year! 89119 (talk) 22:20, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

This is very nice, and it looks much more organized and neat. Thank you very much! :) —DAP388 (talk) 00:32, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
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Star Trek GAN review.[edit]

DAP, i have started the review of your nomination. It can be found here. Rusted AutoParts (talk) 2:49 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Good Topics: The Walking Dead[edit]

DAP, in appreciation of you hard work on the Walking Dead articles, I have started these two good topics for you. As your GANs become GAs, feel free to update these. It looks like the second season will have 13 episodes, so I went ahead and designated the count for the second good topic as 14 (including the season article). Keep up the great work! --Another Believer (Talk) 04:26, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

14 articles
The Walking Dead (season 1)
Good article "Days Gone Bye"
"Guts"
"Tell It to the Frogs"
Good article "Vatos"
"Wildfire"
Good article "TS-19"
7 articles
The Walking Dead (season 2)
Good article "What Lies Ahead"
Good article "Bloodletting"
Good article "Save the Last One"
Good article "Cherokee Rose"
"Chupacabra"
Good article "Secrets"
Good article "Pretty Much Dead Already"
Good article "Nebraska"
"Triggerfinger"
Good article "18 Miles Out"
Good article "Judge, Jury, Executioner"
"Better Angels"
Good article "Beside the Dying Fire"
17 articles
The Walking Dead (season 3)
"Seed"
"Sick"
"Walk with Me"
"Killer Within"
"Say the Word"
"Hounded"
"When the Dead Come Knocking"
"Made to Suffer"
"The Suicide King"
"Home"
"I Ain't a Judas"
"Clear"
"Arrow on the Doorpost"
"Prey"
"This Sorrowful Life"
"Welcome to the Tombs"

"Blame It on the Alcohol"[edit]

Since you are the author of a good two-thirds of the "Blame It on the Alcohol" article, I was wondering whether you wanted to finish it off. It's one of only two second-season Glee episodes that is not a GA—and we're caught up on the third season now—and it's the only unclaimed non-GA episode article remaining.

The article's clear weak point is that there is no Production section at all. If you don't want to revisit it (and it's been over ten months since you worked on it last), then we should find someone else before the production info becomes all but impossible to find. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:26, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Ten Sessions[edit]

I would suggest, before pushing for GA with Ten Sessions, or any other How I Met Your Mother episode, that the article has a picture highlighting an event in the episode, and well sourced. Rusted AutoParts (talk) 23:00 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2012 WikiCup[edit]

Hello, and welcome to the 2012 WikiCup! The competition officially began at the start of 2012 (UTC), and so you are free to claim any content from after that time. Your submission page, where you must note any content for which you wish to claim points, can be found here, and formatting instructions can be found in hidden comments on the page. A bot will then update the main table, which can be seen on the WikiCup page. The full rules for what will and will not be awarded points can be found at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring. There's also a section on that page listing the changes that have been made to the rules this year, so that experienced participants can get up-to-date in a few seconds. One point of which we must remind everyone; you may only claim points for content upon which you have done significant work, and which you have nominated, in 2012. For instance, articles written or good article reviews started in 2011 are not eligible for points.

This round will last until late February, and signups will remain open until the middle of February. If you know of anyone who may like to take part, please let them know about the comeptition; the more the merrier! At the end of this round, the top 64 scorers will progress to the next round, where their scores will reset, and they will be split into pools. Note that, by default, you have been added to our newsletter list; we will be in contact at the end of every month with news. You're welcome to remove yourself from this list if you do not wish to hear from us. Conversely, those interested in following the competition are more than welcome to add themselves to the list. Please direct any questions towards the judges, or on the WikiCup talk page. Good luck! J Milburn (talk) and The ed17 (talk) 21:17, 12 January 2012 (UTC)


Your GA nomination of Ten Sessions[edit]

The article Ten Sessions 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 needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Ten Sessions for things which need to be addressed. Ruby 2010/2013 03:39, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiCup/History/2012/Submissions/DAP388[edit]

Hey, I'm afraid I have removed Ten Sessions from your WikiCup submissions page. As this article was nominated last year, it is not eligible for points in the competition. If you have any questions, please contact me on my talk page. Thanks, J Milburn (talk) 22:29, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Re:WikiCup question[edit]

You have to wait until they are closed. If they are your reviews, you must start them in 2012 and see the process all the way through (to a fail or a pass) and if they are your articles, you have to do significant work on them in 2012, nominate them in 2012 and wait until they have been passed before you can claim them. Hope that clears things up. Thanks, J Milburn (talk) 08:53, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

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Flip Burger Boutique[edit]

Hi DAP388, I've conducted a review of the above article, which you nominated for Good article status. My review can be found here, and is also transcluded on the article's talk page. Note that since I reviewed it, another editor has carried out extensive copy-editing, so my comments will be out-of-date; however you may find them useful in your efforts to improve the article. I will make further comments in a few days time, please feel free to comment on the review and to work on the article in the meantime. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 06:43, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi again; I've now completed my second review of the article; I have now placed the review On Hold for seven days to allow for the issues noted in the review to be addressed. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 04:03, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
Unfortunately, I've failed the article's GA nomination. I hope my suggestions on the review page are helpful and that you'll have the time to improve the article soon. Good luck with your exams, and happy editing. :-) Baffle gab1978 (talk) 03:49, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

WikiCup 2012 January newsletter[edit]

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WikiCup 2012 is off to a flying start. At the time of writing, we have 112 contestants; comparable to last year, but slightly fewer than 2010. Signups will remain open for another week, after which time they will be closed for this year. Our currrent far-away leader is Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions), due mostly to his work on a slew of good articles about The X-Files; there remain many such articles waiting to be reviewed at good article candidates. Second place is currently held by Minnesota Ruby2010 (submissions), whose points come mostly from good articles about television episodes, although good article reviews, did you knows and an article about a baroness round out the score. In third place is Mauritius Jivesh boodhun (submissions), who has scored 200 points for his work on a single featured article, as well as points for work on others, mostly in the area of pop music. In all, nine users have 100 or more points. However, at the other end of the scale, there are still dozens of participants who are yet to score. Please remember to update your submission pages promptly!

The 64 highest scoring participants will advance to round 2 in a month's time. There, they will be split into eight random groups of eight. The score needed to reach the next round is not at all clear; last year, 8 points guaranteed a place. The year before, 20.

A few participants and their work warrant a mention for achieving "firsts" in this competition.

  • Florida 12george1 (submissions) was the first to score, with his good article review of Illinois v. McArthur.
  • Florida 12george1 (submissions) was also the first to score points for an article, thanks to his work on Hurricane Debby (1982)- now a good article. Tropical storms have featured heavily in the Cup, and good articles currently have a relatively fast turnaround time for reviews.
  • Russia Sp33dyphil (submissions) was the first to score points for a did you know, with Russian submarine K-114 Tula. Military history is another subject which has seen a lot of Cup activity.
  • Russia Sp33dyphil (submissions) is also the first person to successfully claim bonus points. Terminator 2: Judgment Day is now a good article, and was eligible for bonus points because the subject was covered on more than 20 other Wikipedias at the start of the competition. It is fantastic to see bonus points being claimed so early!
  • Byzantine Empire Speciate (submissions) was the first to score points for an In the News entry, with Paedophryne amauensis. The lead image from the article was also used on the main page for a time, and it's certainly eye-catching!
  • Mauritius Jivesh boodhun (submissions) was the first to score points for a featured article, and is, at the moment, the only competitor to claim for one. The article, "Halo" (Beyoncé Knowles song), was also worth double points because of its wide coverage. While this is an article that Jivesh and others have worked on for some time, it is undeniable that he has put considerable work into it this year, pushing it over the edge.

We are yet to see any featured lists, featured topics or good topics, but this is unsurprising; firstly, the nomination processes with each of these can take some time, and, secondly, it can take a considerable amount of time to work content to this level. In a similar vein, we have seen only one featured article. The requirement that content must have been worked on this year to be eligible means that we did not expect to see these at the start of the competition. No points have been claimed for featured portals or pictures, but these are not content types which are often claimed; the former has never made a big impact on the WikiCup, while the latter has not done so since 2009's competition.

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Peer review limits changed[edit]

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While we have been able to eventually review all PRs that remain on the backlog, something had to change. As a result of the discussion here, the consensus was that all users are now limited to one (1) open peer review request.

If you already have more than one open PR, that is OK in this transition period, but you cannot open any more until all your active PR requests have been closed. If you would like someone to close a PR for you, please ask at Wikipedia talk:Peer review. If you want to help with the backlog, please review an article whoe PR request is listed at Wikipedia:Peer review/backlog/items. Thanks, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 01:39, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Cherokee Rose (The Walking Dead)[edit]

Your GA nomination of Cherokee Rose (The Walking Dead) has been placed on hold. Please see the review page for details. Glimmer721 talk 22:01, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks DAP388 for helping to promote Cherokee Rose (The Walking Dead) to Good Article status. Please accept this little sign of appreciation and goodwill from me, because you deserve it. Keep it up, and give someone a pat on the back today. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 08:47, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

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Vatos GAN[edit]

I have placed your Good Article Nomination of Vatos on hold; please see the reviw page for suggested improvements. I probably should have contacted you here earlier (I was unsure whether you would notice or not), so I will extend the hold time if needed. Sorry, Glimmer721 talk 01:37, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

"Nebraska"[edit]

Great job with expanding the article thus far! I have enjoyed watching the Walking Dead articles expand over time. FYI re: "Nebraska", I noticed you included a Bibliography section. The cite video template includes a "time" parameter, so you could use this rather than having two references directing to a Bibliography section. Just thought I would point that out in case you were not familiar with the parameter. Keep up the fantastic work. --Another Believer (Talk) 01:55, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Ah, I get it now. Thanks for the help and for you kind works! :)—DAP388 (talk) 02:03, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiCup/History/2012/Submissions/DAP388[edit]

Hello. As they were passed after the cutoff point, I'm afraid I've had to remove "Pretty Much Dead Already" and "Secrets". On the plus side, that does mean that you can claim them come round 2. If you have any questions, please contact me on my talk page. Thanks! J Milburn (talk) 20:05, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Cougar Town GA Review[edit]

I just finished the GA Review for the Cougar Town article you submitted. The issues are mentioned on the talk page. Cheers!--Gen. Quon (talk) 03:08, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

WikiCup 2012 February newsletter[edit]

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Walking Dead characters[edit]

Well, I can certainly assist with starting articles, formatting, consistency, copyediting, etc., but I don't follow the blogs, reviews, etc. enough to promise "expert" content creation, especially when I am involved with so many other articles and projects at the moment. However, if you will let me know which characters you have in mind, as you likely know which ones are worthy of their own article, I can assist with article starts for further expansion, etc. You have done an AWESOME job expanded TWD-related articles and I enjoy watching each one grow. Seriously, keep up the fantastic work! --Another Believer (Talk) 02:06, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

I have created stub pages for several characters from the comic series/television series. Hopefully these will provide a decent foundation for expansion. I have tried to link many of the characters in other articles, though I have not yet started going through episode articles. Looking forward to the expansion process. Feel free to let me know if you think there are other characters worthy of articles. --Another Believer (Talk) 16:44, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

By the way, if you ever need assistance prepping articles for other series (I see you work on Cougar Town, The Simpsons, Mad Men, etc.) just let me know. Perhaps it is more bothersome than helpful but I tend to enjoy creating new pages within a series and prepping them for future expansion. For instance, I could start stubs for many of the Cougar Town episodes if you or someone else planned on expanding them in the near future. Just a thought. I actually watch The Walking Dead so I am looking forward to the expansion of these articles. --Another Believer (Talk) 16:57, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Awake pilot photo[edit]

Hello. I would like to know if you happen to have a picture of Britten cutting himself on the pilot article of Awake. I think that would be a beter picture than of him with his wife, as it shows how freaked out he was. Thanks. Guy546(Talk) 02:27, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

"Nebraska" GA Review[edit]

I just finished the "Nebraska" GA review. Only a few small issues to fix.--Gen. Quon (talk) 17:51, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Film's January–February Newsletter[edit]

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Walking Dead GAs[edit]

I just reviewed a couple of your GA nom's. There's only a few issues.--Gen. Quon (talk) 21:17, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Episode articles needed[edit]

Given your proclivity toward episode articles, I wanted to call your attention to Wikipedia:TV-EPISODE#Important_articles_to_be_created.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 06:38, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for accepting responsibility for such an important episode. Why don't you move it into article space and put a {{underconstruction}} tag on it. Once you do, please get it linked properly iin all the proper templates and article pages pages (awards, writers, directors, seasons, episode lists, actors, etc.).--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 21:38, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
Since you have gotten it moved to the main space, I have linked it in the templates and award articles. Most of the rest still needs to be done.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 06:22, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
P.S. Since it won Emmy - Writing and got a nomination for Emmy - Directing, and won DGA Directing, you should add some text about these and any other episodic awards. According to the emmy search this episode had 2 other wins and a nomination. I don't know what other accolade content might be out there, but anything you might find would be helpful.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 06:22, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

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GA Thanks[edit]

On behalf of WP:CHICAGO, I would like to thank you for your contributions to "Pilot" (The Playboy Club), which has fairly recently achieved WP:GA status.

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"What Lies Ahead"[edit]

You might want to look at the recent edits made to "What Lies Ahead". Thanks! --Another Believer (Talk) 02:07, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

TS-19[edit]

Want to tag-team this to bring it to GA status? RAP (talk) 21:35 21 March 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for contributing into many articles of The Walking Dead and making twelve articles into good article status. Jal11497 (talk) 13:47, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

WikiCup 2012 March newsletter[edit]

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We are over half way through the second round of this year's WikiCup and things are going well! Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions), of Pool B, is our highest overall scorer thanks to his prolific writings on television and film. In second place is Pool H's Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), thanks primarily to work on biological articles, especially in marine biology and herpetology. Third place goes to Pool E's Scotland Casliber (submissions), who also writes primarily on biology (including ornithology and botany) and has already submitted two featured articles this round. Of the 63 contestants remaining, 15 (just under a quarter) have over 100 points this round. However, 25 are yet to score. Please remember to update your submission pages promptly. 32 contestants, the top two from each pool and the 16 next-highest scorers, will advance to round 3.

Congratulations to Vanuatu Matthewedwards (submissions), whose impressive File:Wacht am Rhein map (Opaque).svg became the competition's first featured picture. Also, congratulations to Florida 12george1 (submissions), who claimed good topic points, our first contestant this year to do so, for his work on Wikipedia:Featured topics/1982 Atlantic hurricane season. This leaves featured topics and featured portals as the only sources of points not yet utilised. However, as recent statistics from Wisconsin Miyagawa (submissions) show, no source has yet been utilised this competition to the same extent it has been previously!

It has been observed that the backlogs at good article candidates are building up again. While the points for good article reviews will be remaining constant, any help that can be offered keeping the backlog down would be appreciated. On a related note, if you are concerned that your nomination, be it at good article candidates, a featured process or anywhere else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. As ever, 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 receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 23:15, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Archer GA Review[edit]

I just finished your Archer GA Review. A few issues are present that need to be fixed before it is promoted to GA. Cheers.--Gen. Quon (talk) 00:02, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

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CP discography[edit]

Hey there. I just noticed that you had planned on getting Coldplay's discography to FL; it is also on my to do list. Would you be interested in doing it together? — Statυs (talk) 19:32, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

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Walking Dead GA[edit]

I finished a Walking Dead GA review. Only a few issues to fix. Cheers.--Gen. Quon (talk) 21:05, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Tron: Legacy GA[edit]

I think your fantastic research tactics could help with this particular article, which is up for GA status. Leave me a message if interested. RAP (talk) 2:20 22 April 2012 (UTC)

I think all that's left to fulfill the GA requirements is rectifying the references so they follow a similar pattern. RAP (talk) 20:51 25 April 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome. Even though I think the nominator jumped the gun (there was almost no difference between the version I quick failed and the nominated one) and I should be working on my college essay instead, I still want to see that article improved to GA level. igordebraga 00:49, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

The peer review is up. RAP (talk) 11:42 7 June 2012 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2012 April newsletter[edit]

Round 2 of this year's WikiCup is over, and so we are down to our final 32, in what could be called our quarter-finals. The two highest scorers from each pool, as well as the next 16 highest scorers overall, have entered round 3, while 30 participants have been eliminated. Pool B's Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions) remains our top scorer with over 700 points; he continues to gain high numbers of points for his good articles on The X-Files, but also Millennium and other subjects. He has also gained points for a good topic, a featured list, multiple good article reviews and several did you knows. Pool E's Scotland Casliber (submissions) was second, thanks primarily to his biology articles, with Pool H's New York City Muboshgu (submissions) coming in third, with an impressive 46 did you knows, mostly on the subject of baseball. Casliber and Cwmhiraeth both scored over 600 points. Pools E and H proved our most successful, with each seeing 5 members qualify for round 3, while Pools C and D were the least, with each seeing only 3 reach round 3. However, it was Pool G which saw the lowest scoring, with a little under 400 points combined; Pool H, the highest scoring group, saw over triple that score.

65 points was the lowest qualifying score for round 3; significantly higher than the 11 required to enter round 2, and also higher than the 41 required to reach round 3 last year. However, in 2010, 100 points were needed to secure a place in round 3. 16 will progress to round 4. In round 3, 150 points was the 16th highest score, though, statistically, people tend to up their game a little in later rounds. Last year, 76 points secured a place, while in 2010, a massive 250 points were needed. Guessing how many points will be required is not easy. We still have not seen any featured portals or topics this year, but, on the subject of less common content types, a small correction needs to be made to the previous newsletter: File:Wacht am Rhein map (Opaque).svg, our first featured picture, was the work of both Vanuatu Matthewedwards (submissions) and United Kingdom Grandiose (submissions), the latter of whom has also gone on to score with File:Map of the Battle of Guam, 1944.svg. Bonus points also continue to roll in; this round, England Ealdgyth (submissions) earned triple points for her good articles on William the Conqueror and the Middle Ages, Casliber and Cwmhiraeth both earned triple points for their work on Western Jackdaw, now a good article, Michigan Dana Boomer (submissions) earned triple points for her work on lettuce and work by Bavaria Stone (submissions) to ready antimony for good article status earned him triple points. United Kingdom Jarry1250 (submissions) managed to expand Vitus Bering far enough for a did you know, which was also worth triple points. All of these highly important topics featured on 50 or more Wikipedias at the start of the year.

An article on the WikiCup in the Wikimedia Blog, "Improving Wikipedia with friendly competition", was posted at the end of April. This may be of interest to those who are signed up to this newsletter, as well as serving as another way to draw attention to our project. Also, we would again like to thank United Kingdom Jarry1250 (submissions) and Bavaria Stone (submissions), for continued help behind the scenes. As ever, if you are concerned that your nomination, be it at good article candidates, a featured process or anywhere else, 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. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 23:08, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Tron: Legacy[edit]

Hello. I am sorry to say but the article Tron: Legacy has failed its good article review. You are encouraged to work on the article and take up a peer review of the article before submitting it for another review. Regards, ~*~AnkitBhatt~*~ 11:15, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

I have put the article up for peer review. The references area is all but complete. The only problem the reviewer would have would probably be the lead. RAP (talk) 17:38 6 May 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

This might be a little late, but i want to thank you for the help with Tron: Legacy.

--RAP (talk) 15:02, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

GA reviews[edit]

I just finished two of your GA reviews. They're both on hold and only have minor issues, shouldn't be a huge trouble.

If you have any free time, I'd love if you could review one of my many X-Files reviews that are building up on the nomination page. Anyway, thanks!--Gen. Quon (talk) 20:04, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

WikiCup 2012 May newsletter[edit]

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We're halfway through round 3 (or the quarter finals, if you prefer) and things are running smoothly. We're seeing very high scoring; as of the time of writing, the top 16 all have over 90 points. This has already proved to be more competative than this time last year- in 2011, 76 points secured a place, while in 2010, a massive 250 was the lowest qualifying score. People have also upped their game slightly from last round, which is to be expected as we approach the end of the competition. Leading Pool A is Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), whose points have mostly come from a large number of did you knows on marine biology. Pool B's leader, Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions), is for the first time not our highest scorer at the time of newsletter publication, but his good articles on The X-Files and Millenium keep him in second place overall. Wisconsin Miyagawa (submissions) leads Pool C, our quietest pool, with content in a variety of areas on a variety of topics. Pool D is led by Scotland Casliber (submissions), our current overall leader. Nearly half of Casliber's points come from his triple-scored Western Jackdaw, which is now a featured article.

This round has seen an unusually high number of featured lists, with nearly one in five remaining participants claiming one, and one user, New York City Muboshgu (submissions), claiming two. Miyagawa's featured list, 1936 Summer Olympics medal table, was even awarded double points. By comparison, good article reviews seem to be playing a smaller part, and featured topics portals remain two content-types still unutilised in this competition. Other than that, there isn't much to say! Things are coming along smoothly. As ever, 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. 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 23:28, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Lisa Goes Gaga[edit]

Great work on the article! :) Theleftorium (talk) 14:31, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Thank you so much! :) —DAP388 (talk) 17:48, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Pilot Awake[edit]

Your article Pilot (Awake) has been nominated for featured article status, please see the discussion.--Tate Brandley Stockwell 17:17, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Awake WikiProject Proposal[edit]

I see you have worked on serveal of articles on Awake. Feel free to vote here for it to have a WikiProject. TBrandley • talk • contributions 07:05, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

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For Warrick[edit]

I need a hand getting this notable. Up for it? Rusted AutoParts 16:27, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Tron[edit]

Hey there - I'm going to give other editors a few hours to chime in on this article before performing the change, but I wanted to swing by and thank you for reverting changes made by an IP Vandal who was harassing me - that's going the extra mile, and I appreciate it. --Williamsburgland (talk) 22:12, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

No problem. :) —DAP388 (talk) 21:38, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Monster Ball Tour[edit]

After thoroughly reviewing this article, I have decided to put it on hold Good article on hold at this time. I will give you the general seven days to fix these mistakes and/or debate the ones you feel may not concern good article status. The comments I left concerning this article reaching good article status can be found here. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Rp0211 (talk2me) 19:49, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Since all of the issues have been addressed, the article has passed into good article status. Keep up the good work! Rp0211 (talk2me) 22:33, 19 June 2012 (UTC)


Your GA nomination of Born This Way: The Remix[edit]

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Archer GA Review[edit]

I just finished an Archer GA review that you submitted. There were only a few issues I could find, but they are on the talk page.--Gen. Quon (talk) 00:35, 21 June 2012 (UTC)


Your GA nomination of Club Life: Volume Two Miami[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Born This Way: The Remix[edit]

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WikiCup 2012 June newsletter[edit]

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Apologies for the lateness of this letter; our usual bot wasn't working. We are now entering round 4, our semi-finals, and have our final 16. A score of 243 was required to reach this round; significantly more than 2011's 76 points, and only a little behind 2010's 250 points. By comparison, last year, 150 points in round 4 secured a place in the final; in 2010, 430 were needed. Commiserations to Pool A's Minas Gerais igordebraga (submissions), who scored 242 points, missing out on a place in the round by a whisker. However, congratulations to Pool B's Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions), whose television articles have brought him another round victory. Pool A's Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) came second overall, with an impressive list of biological did you knows, good articles and featured articles. Third overall was Pool D's New York City Muboshgu (submissions), with a long list of contibutions, mostly relating to baseball. Of course, with the points resetting every round, the playing field has been levelled. The most successful Pool was Pool D, which saw seven into the final round. Pool B saw four, C saw three and Pool A saw only the two round leaders.

A quick note about other competitions taking place on Wikipedia which may be of interest. There are 13 days remaining in the June-July GAN backlog elimination drive, but it is not too late to take part. August will also see the return of The Core Contest- a one month long competition first run in 2007. While the WikiCup awards points for audited content on any subject, The Core Contest about is raw article improvement, focussing heavily on the most important articles on Wikipedia. As ever, 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. 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 10:51, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011 film)‎‎[edit]

Hello Dap388!

I am fascinated with the ton of work that you have done on the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011 film)‎‎ article. This is the first time that I have come up against an "under construction" template/project. I still regard myself as 'a new boy' round Wikipedia. I shall be glad to help you in any way you may suggest.

Kind regards,

-- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 22:28, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

  • Thank you for replying. I am going to retire now as it is 01:45 hrs. here in the UK -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 00:46, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi, regarding the lead for this film, there is a sentence that currently says, "The film stars ... and tells the story of a man's mission to find out what has happened to a girl who has been missing for 40 years, and who may have been murdered." I tried to change that to, "The film stars ... and tells the story of a man's mission to find out what happened to a girl who is presumed to have been murdered 40 years ago.", but my edit was reverted, with a comment "please do not change it again".

I still think my version is more correct. The job Blomkvist was given, and all of his and Lisbeth's investigations, were based 100% on the presumption that Harriet was murdered 40 years ago. The fact that she turns out to be still alive is a surprise for everyone. Saying "... who may have been murdered." is simply wrong - it's applying hindsight to the plot, and is at odds with the actual plot. RenniePet (talk) 22:40, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

  • I'll make sure to make the correction once I work on the lead. —DAP388 (talk) 04:52, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
  • I disagree. It is my editing to which you are referring. Henrik Vanger believes that she must have been murdered, but there is no evidence to believe either that she is dead or that she has simply disappeared from all involved. That is the essence of Larsson's novel, and if you consider that this version fails to convey how he had meant the "audience" to understand his story, then we should now examine the subject more closely before reverting this longstanding version of the Lead. Kind regards, -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 09:02, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations on the work you did on that article. I hope it makes "good article" status. RenniePet (talk) 00:37, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Born This Way: The Remix[edit]

The article Born This Way: The Remix you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Born This Way: The Remix for comments about the article. Well done! There is a backlog of articles waiting for review, why not help out and review a nominated article yourself? AaronYou Da One 21:43, 6 July 2012 (UTC) Sorry it took so long. AaronYou Da One

Talk:Contagion (film)/GA1[edit]

I've reviewed Contagion (film), and placed it on hold. TRLIJC19 (talk) 19:56, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

I've listed several more issues at the review page. TRLIJC19 (talk) 19:29, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Government Hooker[edit]

There's an issue with the image used in this DYK nomination. My recommendation is that you just remove it from the nomination, which allows the nomination to immediately be approved, but you can change the article instead if you'd rather. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:39, 11 July 2012 (UTC)


Your GA nomination of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II[edit]

The article Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II 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 needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II for things which need to be addressed. GoPTCN 15:29, 11 July 2012 (UTC)


Your GA nomination of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Contagion (film)[edit]

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The Slim Shady LP review[edit]

Thank you for reviewing the article! I believe I have addressed all the issues. Cheers, Basilisk4u (talk) 20:46, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Re: Girl With the Dragon Tattoo GA review[edit]

There a few small corrections to be made before the passing of the article as a GA. Excellent work. Bruce Campbell (talk) 02:44, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Passed. Bruce Campbell (talk) 20:59, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

I believe I have addressed the concerns over at the 808s & Heartbreak GA review. Bruce Campbell (talk) 23:36, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

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Dean[edit]

Hey there. I just had a thought about the James Dean article. I'm not sure how you were thinking of organising it, but it seems to me that since he had such a short life, it may be better to just have a chronological biography (rather than separate sections on "Acting", "Racing", and "Personal life".) What do you think? --Lobo (talk) 10:11, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

I do agree with your suggestion. I'm probably to rework the racing career and blend it in with his acting career. I'm not sure about the "Personal life" section. A lot of the stuff in there seems to be trivial at best.—DAP388 (talk) 20:02, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

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DYK for Government Hooker[edit]

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James Dean[edit]

Please don't revert James Dean again. Discuss at Talk:James_Dean#Recent_article_revision_from_sandbox. Thanks! --Dennis Bratland (talk) 00:05, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

WikiCup 2012 July newsletter[edit]

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We're approaching the beginning of 2012's final round. Pool A sees Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) as the leader, with 300 points being awarded for the featured article Bivalvia, and Pool B sees Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions) in the lead, with 10 good articles, and over 35 articles eligible for good topic points. Pool A sees New York City Muboshgu (submissions) in second place with a number of articles relating to baseball, while Pool B's Minnesota Ruby2010 (submissions) follows Grapple X, with a variety of contributions including the high-scoring, high-importance featured article on the 2010 film Pride & Prejudice. Ruby2010, like Grapple X, also claimed a number of good topic points; despite this, not a single point has been claimed for featured topics in the contest so far. The same is true for featured portals.

Currently, the eighth-place competitor (and so the lowest scorer who would reach the final round right now) has scored 332, more than double the 150 needed to reach the final round last year. In 2010, however, 430 was the lowest qualifying score. In this competition, we have generally seen scores closer to those in 2010 than those in 2011. Let's see what kind of benchmark we can set for future competitions! As ever, 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. 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 22:21, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

"What Lies Ahead"[edit]

Just wanted to make sure you saw these two revisions to the "What Lies Ahead" article. Your choice to revert or accept. --Another Believer (Talk) 20:40, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

WikiCup 2012 August newsletter[edit]

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The final is upon us! We are down to our final 8. A massive 573 was our lowest qualifying score; this is higher than the 150 points needed last year and the 430 needed in 2010. Even in 2009, when points were acquired for mainspace edit count in addition to audited content, 417 points secured a place. That leaves this year's WikiCup, by one measure at least, our most competitive ever. Our finalists, ordered by round 4 score, are:

  1. Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions) once again finishes the round in first place, leading Pool B. Grapple X writes articles about television, and especially The X-Files and Millenium, with good articles making up the bulk of the score.
  2. Wisconsin Miyagawa (submissions) led Pool A this round. Fourth-place finalist last year, Miyagawa writes on a variety of topics, and has reached the final primarily off the back of his massive number of did you knows.
  3. Minnesota Ruby2010 (submissions) was second in Pool B. Ruby2010 writes primarily on television and film, and scores primarily from good articles.
  4. Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished third in Pool B. Casliber is something of a WikiCup veteran, having finished sixth in 2011 and fourth in 2010. Casliber writes on the natural sciences, including ornithology, botany and astronomy. Over half of Casliber's points this round were bonus points from the high-importance articles he has worked on.
  5. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) came second in Pool A. Also writing on biology, especially marine biology, Cwmhiraeth received 390 points for one featured article (Bivalvia) and one good article (pelican), topping up with a large number of did you knows.
  6. New York City Muboshgu (submissions) was third in Pool A. Muboshgu writes primarily on baseball, and this round saw Muboshgu's first featured article, Derek Jeter, promoted on its fourth attempt at FAC.
  7. Michigan Dana Boomer (submissions) was fourth in Pool A. She writes on a variety of topics, including horses, but this round also saw the high-importance lettuce reach featured article status.
  8. Canada Sasata (submissions) is another WikiCup veteran, having been a finalist in 2009 and 2010. He writes mostly on mycology.

However, we must also say goodbye to the eight who did not make the final, having fallen at the last hurdle: Russia GreatOrangePumpkin (submissions), England Ealdgyth (submissions), England Calvin999 (submissions), Poland Piotrus (submissions), North Carolina Toa Nidhiki05 (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), Cherokee Nation The Bushranger (submissions) and Republic of Macedonia 1111tomica (submissions). We hope to see you all next year.

On the subject of next year, a discussion has been opened here. Come and have your say about the competition, and how you'd like it to run in the future. This brainstorming will go on for some time before more focused discussions/polls are opened. As ever, 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. 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 00:11, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, DAP388. You have new messages at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Government Hooker/archive2.
Message added 07:29, 14 September 2012 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Till 07:29, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

WikiCup 2012 September newsletter[edit]

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We're over half way through the final, and so it is less than a month until we know for certain our 2012 WikiCup champion. Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions) currently leads, followed by Canada Sasata (submissions), Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and Scotland Casliber (submissions). However, we have no one resembling a breakaway leader, and so the competition is a long way from over. Next month's newsletter will feature a list of our winners (who are not necessarily only the finalists) and keep your eyes open for an article on the WikiCup in a future edition of The Signpost. The leaders are already on a par with last year's winners, but a long way from the huge scores seen in 2010. That said, a repeat of the competition from 2010 seems unlikely.

It is good to see that three-quarters of our finalists have already scored bonus points this round. This shows that, contrary to criticism that the WikiCup has received in the past, the competition does not merely incentivise the writing of trivial articles; instead, our top competitors are still spending their time contributing to high-importance articles, and bringing them to a high standard. This does a great service to the encyclopedia and its readers. Thank you, and good work!

The planning for next year's WikiCup is ongoing. Some straw polls have been opened concerning the scoring, and you can now sign up for next year's competition. As ever, 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. 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) J Milburn (talk) 19:51, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

FAC review[edit]

Hey would you mind leaving some comments? I wouldn't mind commenting on your FAC for Government Hooker in return =) Best, Jonatalk to me 01:20, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

FAC[edit]

I have made a review of the "Government hooker" article you have nominated at FAC. Can I request you to provide a review of Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/May Revolution/archive7 in return? Cambalachero (talk) 15:56, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

Looper[edit]

Hey, DAP. I was wondering if you could utilize your grand expansion abilities to help me overhaul the Looper article. It would be a great assistance. RAP (talk) 4:43 23 February 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2012 October newsletter[edit]

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The 2012 WikiCup has come to a close; congratulations to Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), our 2012 champion! Cwmhiraeth joins our exclusive club of previous winners: Dreamafter (2007), jj137 (2008), Durova (2009), Sturmvogel 66 (2010) and Hurricanehink (2011). Our final standings were as follows:

  1. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions)
  2. Canada Sasata (submissions)
  3. Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions)
  4. Scotland Casliber (submissions)
  5. New York City Muboshgu (submissions)
  6. Wisconsin Miyagawa (submissions)
  7. Minnesota Ruby2010 (submissions)
  8. Michigan Dana Boomer (submissions)

Prizes for first, second, third and fourth will be awarded, as will prizes for all those who reached the final eight. Every participant who scored in the competition will receive a ribbon of participation. In addition to the prizes based on placement, the following special prizes will be awarded based on high performance in particular areas of content creation. So that the finalists do not have an undue advantage, the prize is awarded to the competitor who scored the highest in any particular field in a single round.

Awards will be handed out in the coming days; please bear with us! This year's competition also saw fantastic contributions in all rounds, from newer Wikipedians contributing their first good or featured articles, right up to highly experienced Wikipedians chasing high scores and contributing to topics outside of their usual comfort zones. It would be impossible to name all of the participants who have achieved things to be proud of, but well done to all of you, and thanks! Wikipedia has certainly benefited from the work of this year's WikiCup participants.

Next year's WikiCup will begin in January. Currently, discussions and polls are open, and all contributions are welcome. You can also sign up for next year's competition. There will be no further newsletters this year, although brief notes may be sent out in December to remind everyone about the upcoming competition. It's been a pleasure to work with you all, and we hope to see you all in January! J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 00:21, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Talk:Sterling Archer/GA1[edit]

I have started reviewing this article (about halfway through my first read through). I am hoping you can respond to some of my comments before I continue too much further. They mainly concern issues with prose and the description of the story. Cheers AIRcorn (talk) 12:16, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

The Walking Dead[edit]

Are you going to town on the season three episodes? I sure hope so! Perhaps I should start a season 3 Good Topic template like the ones for the first two seasons above. I remain a fan of your hard work--keep it up! --Another Believer (Talk) 16:24, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

AB Award![edit]

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In appreciation of your contributions to Wikipedia, I hereby present you with the AB Award. By expanding and promoting one of these stubs, which I like to think of as seeds, you have improved this wonderful collaborative project. Thank you, and keep up the great work! Another Believer (Talk) 19:46, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Image for "Killer Within"[edit]

Hello! I see you have already worked on "Killer Within" to upgrade it to good article status, although I noticed that the article lacks an image. Having contributed pictures to "Beside the Dying Fire", "Guts" and "Wildfire", among others, I would normally know how to insert an image that could be relevant to the article. With this case, however, I have absolutely no clue on what image to insert, since I do not want to interfere its incoming review. I have two ideas from AMC's website: Daryl, Rick and Oscar entering the generator room and Carl and Lori saying goodbye to each other. Which one should I choose, or should there be a screencap instead? Thanks! Jal11497 (talk) 05:23, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 starting soon[edit]

Hi there; you're receiving this message because you have previously shown interest in the WikiCup. This is just to remind you that the 2013 WikiCup will be starting on 1 January, and that signups will remain open throughout January. Old and new Wikipedians and WikiCup participants are warmly invited to take part in this year's competition. (Though, as a note to the more experienced participants, there have been a few small rules changes in the last few months.) If you have already signed up, let this be a reminder; you will receive a message with your submissions' page soon. Please direct any questions to the WikiCup talk page. Thanks! J Milburn 19:33, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 January newsletter[edit]

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Signups are now closed; we have our final 127 contestants for this year's competition. 64 contestants will make it to the next round at the end of February, but we're already seeing strong scoring compared to previous years. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) currently leads, with 358 points. At this stage in 2012, the leader (Irish Citizen Army Grapple X (submissions)) had 342 points, while in 2011, the leader had 228 points. We also have a large number of scorers when compared with this stage in previous years. Florida 12george1 (submissions) was the first competitor to score this year, as he was last year, with a detailed good article review. Some other firsts:

Featured articles, portals and topics, as well as good topics, are yet to feature in the competition.

This year, the bonus points system has been reworked, with bonus points on offer for old articles prepared for did you know, and "multiplier" points reworked to become more linear. For details, please see Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring. There have been some teething problems as the bot has worked its way around the new system, but issues should mostly be ironed out- please report any problems to the WikiCup talk page. Here are some participants worthy of note with regards to the bonus points:

  • United States Ed! (submissions) was the first to score bonus points, with Portland-class cruiser, a good article.
  • Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) has the highest overall bonus points, as well as the highest scoring article, thanks to his work on Enrico Fermi, now a good article. The biography of such a significant figure to the history of science warrants nearly five times the normal score.
  • Chicago HueSatLum (submissions) claimed bonus points for René Vautier and Nicolas de Fer, articles that did not exist on the English Wikipedia at the start of the year; a first for the WikiCup. The articles were eligible for bonus points because of fact they were both covered on a number of other Wikipedias.

Also, a quick mention of British Empire The C of E (submissions), who may well have already written the oddest article of the WikiCup this year: did you know that the Fucking mayor objected to Fucking Hell on the grounds that there was no Fucking brewery? The gauntlet has been thrown down; can anyone beat it?

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. 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 00:49, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 February newsletter[edit]

Round 1 is now over. The top 64 scorers have progressed to round 2, where they have been randomly split into eight pools of eight. At the end of April, the top two from each pool, as well as the 16 highest scorers from those remaining, will progress to round 3. Commiserations to those eliminated; if you're interested in still being involved in the WikiCup, able and willing reviewers will always be needed, and if you're interested in getting involved with other collaborative projects, take a look at the WikiWomen's Month discussed below.

Round 1 saw 21 competitors with over 100 points, which is fantastic; that suggests that this year's competition is going to be highly competative. Our lower scores indicate this, too: A score of 19 was required to reach round 2, which was significantly higher than the 11 points required in 2012 and 8 points required in 2011. The score needed to reach round 3 will be higher, and may depend on pool groupings. In 2011, 41 points secured a round 3 place, while in 2012, 65 was needed. Our top three scorers in round 1 were:

  1. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), primarily for an array of warship GAs.
  2. London Miyagawa (submissions), primarily for an array of did you knows and good articles, some of which were awarded bonus points.
  3. New South Wales Casliber (submissions), due in no small part to Canis Minor, a featured article awarded a total of 340 points. A joint submission with Alaska Keilana (submissions), this is the highest scoring single article yet submitted in this year's competition.

Other contributors of note include:

Featured topics have still played no part in this year's competition, but once again, a curious contribution has been offered by British Empire The C of E (submissions): did you know that there is a Shit Brook in Shropshire? With April Fools' Day during the next round, there will probably be a good chance of more unusual articles...

March sees the WikiWomen's History Month, a series of collaborative efforts to aid the women's history WikiProject to coincide with Women's History Month and International Women's Day. A number of WikiCup participants have already started to take part. The project has a to-do list of articles needing work on the topic of women's history. Those interested in helping out with the project can find articles in need of attention there, or, alternatively, add articles to the list. Those interested in collaborating on articles on women's history are also welcome to use the WikiCup talk page to find others willing to lend a helping hand. Another collaboration currently running is an an effort from WikiCup participants to coordinate a number of Easter-themed did you know articles. Contributions are welcome!

A few final administrative issues. From now on, submission pages will need only a link to the article and a link to the nomination page, or, in the case of good article reviews, a link to the review only. See your submissions' page for details. This will hopefully make updating submission pages a little less tedious. 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. 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) J Milburn (talk) 11:45, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

"Nebraska" (The Walking Dead)[edit]

Do you approve of the recent additions to the episode article? --Another Believer (Talk) 15:06, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 March newsletter[edit]

We are halfway through round two. Pool A sees the strongest competition, with five out of eight of its competitors scoring over 100, and Pool H is lagging, with half of its competitors yet to score. WikiCup veterans lead overall; Pool A's Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) (2010's winner) leads overall, with poolmate London Miyagawa (submissions) (a finalist in 2011 and 2012) not far behind. Pool F's New South Wales Casliber (submissions) (a finalist in 2010, 2011 and 2012) is in third. The top two scorers in each pool, as well as the next highest 16 scorers overall, will progress to round three at the end of April.

Today has seen a number of Easter-themed did you knows from WikiCup participants, and March has seen collaboration from contestants with WikiWomen's History Month. It's great to see the WikiCup being used as a locus of collaboration; if you know of any collaborative efforts going on, or want to start anything up, please feel free to use the WikiCup talk page to help find interested editors. As well as fostering collaboration, we're also seeing the Cup encouraging the improvement of high-importance articles through the bonus point system. Highlights from the last month include GAs on physicist Niels Bohr (Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)), on the European hare (Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions)), on the constellation Circinus (Alaska Keilana (submissions) and New South Wales Casliber (submissions)) and on the Third Epistle of John (Indiana Cerebellum (submissions)). All of these subjects were covered on at least 50 Wikipedias at the beginning of the year and, subsequently, each contribution was awarded at least three times as many points as normal.

Wikipedians who enjoy friendly competition may be interested in participating in April's wikification drive. While wikifying an article is typically not considered "significant work" such that it can be claimed for WikiCup points, such gnomish work is often invaluable in keeping articles in shape, and is typically very helpful for new writers who may not be familiar with formatting norms.

A quick reminder: now, submission pages will need only a link to the article and a link to the nomination page, or, in the case of good article reviews, a link to the review only. See your submissions' page for details. This will hopefully make updating submission pages a little less tedious. 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. 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) J Milburn (talk) 22:43, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

May you leave comments?[edit]

Hello, since you reviewed the article back in June 2012, I would like to invite you to discuss here if "I Could Fall in Love" is FA ready. Best, Jonatalk to me 16:31, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 April newsletter[edit]

We are a week into Round 3, but it is off to a flying start, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) claiming for the high-importance Portal:Sports and Portal:Geography (which are the first portals ever awarded bonus points in the WikiCup) and Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) claiming for a did you know of sea, the highest scoring individual did you know article ever submitted for the WikiCup. Round 2 saw very impressive scores at close; first place New South Wales Casliber (submissions) and second place Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) both scored over 1000 points; a feat not seen in Round 2 since 2010. This, in part, has been made possible by the change in the bonus points rules, but is also testament to the quality of the competition this year. Pool C and Pool G were most competitive, with three quarters of participants making it to Round 3, while Pool D was the least, with only the top two scorers making it through. The lowest qualifying score was 123, significantly higher than last year's 65, 2011's 41 or even 2010's 100.

The next issue of The Signpost is due to include a brief update on the current WikiCup, comparing it to previous years' competitions. This may be of interest to current WikiCup followers, and may help bring some more new faces into the community. We would also like to note that this round includes an extra competitor to the 32 advertised, who has been added to a random pool. This extra inclusion seems to have been the fairest way to deal with a small mistake made before the beginning of this round, but should not affect the competition in a large way. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to contact one of the judges.

A rules clarification: content promoted between rounds can be claimed in the round after the break, but not the round before. The case in point is content promoted on 29/30 April, which may be claimed in this round. 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. 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 16:07, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

File:APinataNamedDesirepromo.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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File:IAmWalrusAmericanDad.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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File:JennyFromdablocpromo.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might have already received a similar message a little while ago regarding the Recruitment Centre, so if you have, there is no need to read the rest of this. This message is directed to users who have reviewed over 15 Good article nominations and are not part of WikiProject Good articles (the first message I sent out went to only WikiProject members).

So for those who haven't heard about the Recruitment Centre yet, you may be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around it (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:

  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with (at the time this message was sent out, 2 recruiters have volunteered), the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 14:57, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2013 June newsletter[edit]

We are down to our final 16: the 2013 semi-finals are upon us. A score of 321 was required to survive round 3, further cementing this as the most competitive WikiCup yet; round 3 was survived in 2012 with 243 points, in 2011 with 76 points and in 2010 with 250 points. The change may in part be to do with the fact that more articles are now awarded bonus points, in addition to more competitive play. Reaching the final has, in the past, required 573 points (2012, a 135% increase on the score needed to reach round 4), 150 points (2011, a 97% increase) and 417 points (2010, a 72% increase). This round has seen over a third of participants claiming points for featured articles (with seven users claiming for multiple featured articles) and most users have also gained bonus points. However, the majority of points continue to come from good articles, followed by did you know articles. In this round, every content type was utilised by at least one user, proving that the WikiCup brings together content contributors from all corners of the project.

Round 3 saw a number of contributions of note. Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions) claimed the first featured topic points in this year's competition for her excellent work on topics related to Maya Angelou, the noted American author and poet. We have also continued to see high-importance articles improved as part of the competition: Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions) was awarded a thoroughly well-earned 560 points for her featured article Middle Ages and 102 points for her good article Battle of Hastings. Good articles James Chadwick and Stanislaw Ulam netted Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) 102 and 72 points respectively, while 72 points were awarded to Poland Piotrus (submissions) for each of Władysław Sikorski and Emilia Plater, both recently promoted to good article status. Collaborative efforts between WikiCup participants have continued, with, for example, New South Wales Casliber (submissions) and Canada Sasata (submissions) being awarded 180 points each for their featured article on Boletus luridus.

A rules reminder: content promoted between rounds can be claimed in the round after the break, but not the round before. The case in point is content promoted on the 29/30 June, which may be claimed in this round. 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. We are currently seeing concern about the amount of time people have to wait for reviews, especially at GAC- 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! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 10:15, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 July newsletter[edit]

We're halfway through this year's penultimate round, and the competition is moving along well. Pool A's Canada Sasata (submissions) currently leads overall, while Pool B's Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) is second. Both leaders are WikiCup veterans, and both have already scored over 600 points this month. If the round were to end today, London Miyagawa (submissions), with 274 points, would be the lowest-scoring participant to make it through. This indicates that participants will need a score comparable to last year's (573, the highest ever) to qualify for the final. The high scores this year are a testament both to the quality of participants and to the increased focus on significant content (eligible for bonus points) in this year's competition. So far this round, both Sasata and Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) have made up over half of their score through bonus points, with, for example, high importance FA koala earning Sasata a total of 440 points (from a multiplier of 4.4) and high-importance GA sea earning Cwmhiraeth a total of 216 points (from a multiplier of 7.2). Other articles on important topics submitted this round include a featured article on the Norman conquest of England by Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions), and good articles on Nobel laureate in literature Henryk Sienkiewicz, Nobel laureate in physics Hans Bethe, and the noted Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryū. These articles are by Poland Piotrus (submissions), Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) and Sturmvogel_66 respectively.

Other than that, there is not much to report! 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 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! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 23:42, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 August newsletter[edit]

This year's final is upon us. Our final eight, in order of last round's score, are:

  1. Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer who has contributed on topics of military history and physics, including a number of high-importance topics. Good articles have made up the bulk of his points, but he has also scored a great deal of bonus points. He has the second highest score overall so far, with more than 3000 points accumulated.
  2. New South Wales Casliber (submissions), another WikiCup veteran who reached the finals in 2012, 2011 and 2010. He writes on a variety of topics including botany, mycology and astronomy, and has claimed the highest or joint highest number of featured articles every round so far this year. He has the third highest score overall, with just under 3000 points accumulated.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 WikiCup champion, who writes mostly on marine biology. She has also contributed to high-importance topics, seeing huge numbers of bonus points for high-importance featured and good articles. Previous rounds have seen her scoring the most bonus points, with scoring spread across did you knows, good articles and featured articles.
  4. Canada Sasata (submissions), a WikiCup veteran who finished in second place in 2012, and competed as early as 2009. He writes articles on biology, especially mycology, and has scored highly for a number of collaborations at featured article candidates.
  5. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), the winner of the 2010 competition. His contributions mostly concern Naval history, and he has scored a very large number of points for good articles and good article reviews in every round. He is the highest scorer overall this year, with over 3500 points in total.
  6. Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions), who is competing in the WikiCup for the second time, though this will be her first time in the final. A regular at FAC, she is mostly interested in British medieval history, and has scored very highly for some top-importance featured articles on the topic.
  7. London Miyagawa (submissions), a finalist in 2012 and 2011. He writes on a broad variety of topics, with many of this year's points coming from good articles about Star Trek. Good articles make up the bulk of his points, and he had the most good articles back in round 2; he was also the highest scorer for DYK in rounds 1 and 2.
  8. Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions) has previously been involved with the WikiCup, but hasn't participated for a number of years. He scores mostly from restoration work leading to featured picture credits, but has also done some article writing and reviewing.

We say goodbye to eight great participants who did not qualify for the final: Poland Piotrus (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), Michigan Dana boomer (submissions), Prince Edward Island Status (submissions), United States Ed! (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), England Calvin999 (submissions). Having made it to this stage is still an excellent achievement, and you can leave with your heads held high. We hope to see you all again next year. Signups are now open for the 2014 WikiCup, which will begin on 1 January. All Wikipedians, whatever their interest or level of experience, are warmly invited to participate in next year's competition.

This last month has seen some incredible contributions; for instance, Cwmhiraeth's Starfish and Ealdgyth's Battle of Hastings—two highly important, highly viewed pages—made it to featured article status. It would be all too easy to focus solely on these stunning achievements at the expense of those participants working in lower-scoring areas, when in fact all WikiCup participants are doing excellent work. A mention of everything done is impossible, but here are a few: Last round saw the completion of several good topics (on the 1958, 1959 and 1962 Atlantic hurricane seasons) to which 12george1 had contributed. Calvin999 saw "S&M" (song), on which he has been working for several years, through to featured article status on its tenth try. Figureskatingfan continued towards her goal of a broad featured/good topic on Maya Angelou, with two featured and four good articles. ThaddeusB contributed significantly to over 20 articles which appeared on the main page's "in the news" section. Adam Cuerden continued to restore a large number of historical images, resulting in over a dozen FP credits this round alone. The WikiCup is not just about top-importance featured articles, and the work of all of these users is worthy of commendation.

Finally, the usual notices: 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 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! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 05:54, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2013 September newsletter[edit]

In 30 days, we will know the identity of our 2013 WikiCup champion. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) currently leads; if that lead is held, she will become the first person to have won the WikiCup twice. Canada Sasata (submissions), Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)—who has never participated in the competition before—and New South Wales Casliber (submissions) follow. The majority of points in this round have come from a mix of good articles and bonus points. This final round is seeing contributions to a number of highly important topics; recent submissions include Phoenix (constellation) (FA by Casliber), Ernest Lawrence (GA by Hawkeye7), Pinniped, and red fox (both GAs by Sasata).

The did you know (DYK) eligibility criteria have recently changed, meaning that newly passed good articles are accepted as "new" for did you know purposes. However, in the interests of not changing the WikiCup rules mid-competition, please note that only articles eligible for DYK under the old system (that is, newly created articles or 5x expansions) will be eligible for points in this year's WikiCup. We do, however, have time to discuss how this new system will work for next year's competition; a discussion will be opened in due course. On that note, thoughts are welcome on changes you'd like to see for next year. What worked? What didn't work? What would you like to see more of? What would you like to see less of? All Wikipedians, new or old, are also warmly invited to sign up for the 2014 WikiCup.

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 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! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 23:15, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

James Dean?[edit]

Hello there! We had some contact about a year and a half ago (I think) when you asked me if I wanted to help with a rewrite of the James Dean article. I was thinking about this, and remember that you produced almost an entire rewrite in your sandbox, which was then unfortunately rejected by other users watching the page. It looks like you have since abandoned the project. This seems like a real shame to me, as you did a lot of work and I remember your version being a considerable improvement (in terms of structure and comprehensiveness). I was wondering, would you be interested in returning to the article? I don't know if you still have it saved in a sandbox, but it would be possible to retrieve it through the history. I'd do what I could to help, including copyediting (I seem to remember the objector(s) felt that this was needed). If you're interested, we could make a post on the talk page beforehand to get people on board. It would be a real shame for all that good work you did to go to waste. Let me know what you think! --Loeba (talk) 13:26, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

I replied to you at my talk page. --Loeba (talk) 17:33, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 October newsletter[edit]

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our champion, for the second year running, is Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Our final nine were as follows:

  1. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions)
  2. Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)
  3. Canada Sasata (submissions)
  4. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions)
  5. New South Wales Casliber (submissions)
  6. Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions)
  7. London Miyagawa (submissions)
  8. Poland Piotrus (submissions)
  9. Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions)

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

  • New South Wales Casliber (submissions) wins the FA prize, for four featured articles in round 4, worth 400 points.
  • Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) wins the GA prize, for 20 good articles in round 3, worth 600 points.
  • Portland, Oregon Another Believer (submissions) wins the FL prize, for four featured lists in round 2, worth 180 points.
  • Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions) wins the FP prize, for 23 featured pictures in round 5, worth 805 point.
  • Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) wins the FPo prize, for 2 featured portals in round 3, worth 70 points.
  • Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) wins the topic prize, for a 23-article featured topic in round 5, worth 230 points.
  • Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) wins the DYK prize, for 79 did you know articles in round 5, worth 570 points.
  • Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions) wins the ITN prize, for 23 in the news articles in round 4, worth 270 points.
  • United States Ed! (submissions) wins the GAR prize, for 24 good article reviews in round 1, worth 96 points.
  • The judges are awarding the Oddball Barnstar to British Empire The C of E (submissions), for some curious contributions in earlier rounds.
  • Finally, the judges are awarding Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) the Geography Barnstar for her work on sea, now a featured article. This top-importance article was the highest-scoring this year; when it was promoted to FA status, Cwmhiraeth could claim 720 points.

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

Congratulations to everyone who has been successful in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and a particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have achieved this year. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition. While it has been an excellent year, errors have opened up the judges' eyes to the need for a third judge, and it is with pleasure that we announce that experienced WikiCup participant Miyagawa will be acting as a judge from now on. We hope you will all join us in welcoming him to the team.

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. Brainstorming and discussion remains open for how next year's competition will work, and straw polls will be opened by the judges soon. Those interested in friendly competition may also like to keep an eye on the stub contest, being organised by Casliber. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2014 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 00:57, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2014 January newsletter[edit]

The 2014 WikiCup is off to a flying start, with, at time of writing, 138 participants. The is the largest number of participants we have seen since 2010. If you are yet to join the competition, don't worry- the judges have agreed to keep the signups open for a few more days. By a wide margin, our current leader is newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose set of 14 featured pictures, the first FPs of the competition, was worth 490 points. Here are some more noteworthy scorers:

Featured articles, featured lists, featured topics and featured portals are yet to play a part in the competition. The judges have removed a number of submissions which were deemed ineligible. Typically, we aim to see work on a project, followed by a nomination, followed by promotion, this year. We apologise for any disappointment caused by our strict enforcement this year; we're aiming to keep the competition as fair as possible.

Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may be interested to take part in The Core Contest; unlike the WikiCup, The Core Contest is not about audited content, but, like the WikiCup, it is about article improvement; specifically, The Core Contest is about contribution to some of Wikipedia's most important article. Of course, any work done for The Core Contest, if it leads to a DYK, GA or FA, can earn WikiCup 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. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 19:54, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 February newsletter[edit]

And so ends the most competitive first round we have ever seen, with 38 points required to qualify for round 2. Last year, 19 points secured a place; before that, 11 (2012) or 8 (2011) were enough. This is both a blessing and a curse. While it shows the vigourous good health of the competition, it also means that we have already lost many worthy competitors. Our top three scorers were:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer whose high-quality scans of rare banknotes represent an unusual, interesting and valuable contribution to Wikipedia. Most of Godot's points this round have come from a large set of pictures used in Treasury Note (1890–91).
  2. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions), a WikiCup veteran and a finalist last year, Adam is also a featured picture specialist, focusing on the restoration of historical images. This month's promotions have included a carefully restored set of artist William Russell Flint's work.
  3. United States WikiRedactor (submissions), another WikiCup newcomer. WikiRedactor has claimed points for good article reviews and good articles relating to pop music, many of which were awarded bonus points. Articles include Sky Ferreira, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus and "Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus song).

Other competitors of note include:

After such a competitive first round, expect the second round to also be fiercely fought. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2, but please do not update your submission page until March (UTC). 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 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. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 00:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 March newsletter[edit]

A quick update as we are half way through round two of this year's competition. WikiCup newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (Pool E) leads, having produced a massive set of featured pictures for Silver certificate (United States), an article also brought to featured list status. Former finalist Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) (Pool G) is in second, which he owes mostly to his work with historical images, including a number of images from Urania's Mirror, an article also brought to good status. 2010 champion (Pool C) is third overall, thanks to contributions relating to naval history, including the newly featured Japanese battleship Nagato. Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who currently leads Pool A and is sixth overall, takes the title for the highest scoring individual article of the competition so far, with the top importance featured article Ian Smith.

With 26 people having already scored over 100 points, it is likely that well over 100 points will be needed to secure a place in round 3. Recent years have required 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) and 100 (2010). Remember that only 64 will progress to round 3 at the end of April. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page; 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 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. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 22:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 April newsletter[edit]

Round 3 of the 2014 WikiCup has just begun; 32 competitors remain. Pool G's Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Round 2's highest scorer, with a large number of featured picture credits. In March/April, he restored star charts from Urania's Mirror, lithographs of various warships (such as SMS Gefion) and assorted other historical media. Second overall was Pool E's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose featured list Silver certificate (United States) contains dozens of scans of banknotes recently promoted to featured picture status. Third was Pool G's United States ChrisGualtieri (submissions) who has produced a large number of good articles, many, including Falkner Island, on Connecticut-related topics. Other successful participants included Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who saw three articles (including the top-importance Ian Smith) through featured article candidacies, and Washington, D.C. Caponer (submissions), who saw three lists (including the beautifully-illustrated list of plantations in West Virginia) through featured list candidacies. High-importance good articles promoted this round include narwhal from Canada Reid,iain james (submissions), tiger from Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and The Lion King from Minas Gerais Igordebraga (submissions). We also saw our first featured topic points of the competition, awarded to Nepal Czar (submissions) and Indiana Red Phoenix (submissions) for their work on the Sega Genesis topic. No points have been claimed so far for good topics or featured portals.

192 was our lowest qualifying score, again showing that this WikiCup is the most competitive ever. In previous years, 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) or 100 (2010) secured a place in Round 3. Pool H was the strongest performer, with all but one of its members advancing, while only the two highest scorers in Pools G and F advanced. At the end of June, 16 users will advance into the semi-finals. 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. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 17:57, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 June newsletter[edit]

After an extremely close race, Round 3 is over. 244 points secured a place in Round 4, which is comparable to previous years- 321 was required in 2013, while 243 points were needed in 2012. Pool C's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) was the round's highest scorer, mostly due to a 32 featured pictures, including both scans and photographs. Also from Pool C, Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished second overall, claiming three featured articles, including the high-importance Grus (constellation). Third place was Pool B's , whose contributions included featured articles Russian battleship Poltava (1894) and Russian battleship Peresvet. Pool C saw the highest number of participants advance, with six out of eight making it to the next round.

The round saw this year's first featured portal, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) taking Portal:Literature to featured status. The round also saw the first good topic points, thanks to Florida 12george1 (submissions) and the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This means that all content types have been claimed this year. Other contributions of note this round include a featured topic on Maya Angelou's autobiographies from Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), a good article on the noted Czech footballer Tomáš Rosický from Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) and a now-featured video game screenshot, freely released due to the efforts of Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions).

The judges would like to remind participants to update submission pages promptly. This means that content can be checked, and allows those following the competition (including those participating) to keep track of scores effectively. This round has seen discussion about various aspects of the WikiCup's rules and procedures. Those interested in the competition can be assured that formal discussions about how next year's competition will work will be opened shortly, and all are welcome to voice their views then. 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. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 18:48, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 August newsletter[edit]

The final of the 2014 WikiCup begins in a few short minutes! Our eight finalists are listed below, along with their placement in Round 4:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer, finished top of Pool A and was the round's highest scorer. Godot is a featured picture specialist, claiming large numbers of points due to high-quality scans of historical documents, especially banknotes.
  2. Scotland Casliber (submissions) is a WikiCup veteran, having been a finalist every year since 2010. In the semi-final, he was Pool B's highest scorer. Cas's points primarily come from articles on the natural sciences.
  3. Nepal Czar (submissions) was Pool A's runner-up. Czar's points come mostly from content related to independent video games, including both articles and topics.
  4. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Pool B's runner-up. Another featured picture specialist, many of Adam's points come from the restoration of historical media. He has been a WikiCup finalist twice before.
  5. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) won the WikiCup in 2012 and 2013, and enters this final as the first wildcard. She focuses on biology-related articles, and has worked on several high-importance articles.
  6. Florida 12george1 (submissions) is the second wildcard. George's points come primarily from meteorology-related articles. This year and last year, George was the first person in the competition to score.
  7. Colorado Sturmvogel 66 (submissions), the third wildcard, was the 2010 champion and a finalist last year. His writes mostly on military history, especially naval history.
  8. Canada Bloom6132 (submissions), the fourth and final wildcard, has participated in previous WikiCups, but not reached any finals. Bloom's points are mostly thanks to did you knows, featured lists and good articles related to sport and national symbols.

We say goodbye to this year's semi-finalists. Herm Matty.007 (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), United States WikiRedactor (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), Portugal Prism (submissions) and Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) have all performed well to reach this stage of the competition, and we hope they will all be joining us again next year.

There are two upcoming competitions unrelated to the WikiCup which may be of interest to those who receive this newsletter. The Stub Contest will run through September, and revolves around expanding stub articles, especially high-importance or old stubs. In addition, a proposal has been made for a new competition, the GA Cup, which the organisers plan to run next year. This competition is based on the WikiCup and aims to reduce the good article review backlog.

There is now a thread for brainstorming on how next year's WikiCup competition should work. Please come along and share your thoughts- What works? What doesn't work? What needs changing? Signups for next year's competition will be open soon; we will be in touch. If, at this stage of the competition, you are keen to help the with the WikiCup, please do what you can to participate in review processes. Our finalists will find things much easier if the backlogs at good article candidates, featured article candidates, featured picture candidates and the rest are kept at a minimum. As ever, 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. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:09, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 September newsletter[edit]

In one month's time, we will know our WikiCup 2014 champion. Newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) has taken a strong lead with a featured list (historical coats of arms of the U.S. states from 1876) and a raft of featured pictures. Reigning champion Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) is in second place with a number of high-importance biology articles, including new FA Isopoda and new GA least weasel. Scotland Casliber (submissions), who is in his fifth WikiCup final, is in third, with featured articles Pictor and Epacris impressa.

Signups for the 2015 WikiCup are open. All Wikipedians, new and experienced, are warmly invited to sign up for the competition. Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may also like to sign up for the GA Cup, a new WikiCup-inspired competition which revolves around completing good article reviews. As ever, 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. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:11, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014: The results[edit]

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The 2014 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), who flew the flag of the Smithsonian Institution. This was Godot13's first WikiCup competition and, over the 10 months of the competition, he has produced (among other contributions) two featured lists and an incredible 292 featured pictures, including architectural photographs and scans of historical documents. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 and 2013 WikiCup champion, came in second, having written a large number of biology-related articles. Scotland Casliber (submissions), WikiCup finalist every year since 2010, finished in third.

A full list of our prize-winners follows:

Congratulations to everyone who has been successful in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and a particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have participated this year. 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 2014 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. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:52, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

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

Hello everyone, and may we wish you all a happy holiday season. As you will probably already know, the 2015 WikiCup begins in the new year; there is still time to sign up. We have a few important announcements concerning the future of the WikiCup.

  • We would like to announce that Josh (J Milburn) and Ed (The ed17), who have been WikiCup judges since 2009 and 2010 respectively, are stepping down. This decision has been made for a number of reasons, but the main one is time. Both Josh and Ed have found that, over the previous year, they have been unable to devote the time necessary to the WikiCup, and it is not likely that they will be able to do this in the near future. Furthermore, new people at the helm can only help to invigorate the WikiCup and keep it dynamic. Josh and Ed will still be around, and will likely be participating in the Cup this following year as competitors, which is where both started out.
  • In a similar vein, we hope you will all join us in welcoming Jason (Sturmvogel 66) and Christine (Figureskatingfan), who are joining Brian (Miyagawa) to form the 2015 WikiCup judging team. Jason is a WikiCup veteran, having won in 2010 and finishing in fifth this year. Christine has participated in two WikiCups, reaching the semi-finals in both, and is responsible for the GA Cup, which she now co-runs.
  • 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. While it may be impossible to please everyone, the judges will make every effort to ensure 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. J Milburn (talk), The ed17 (talk), Miyagawa (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Figureskatingfan (talk) 18:53, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2015 launch newsletter[edit]

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Round one of the 2015 WikiCup has begun! So far we've had around 80 signups, which close on February 5. If you have not already signed up and want to do so, then you can add your name here. There have been changes to to several of the points scores for various categories, and the addition of Peer Reviews for the first time. These will work in the same manner as Good Article Reviews, and all of the changes are summarised here.

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WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

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That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. 64 competitors made it into this round, and are now broken into eight groups of eight. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups. Round 1 saw some interesting work on some very important articles, with the round leader Australia Freikorp (submissions) owing most of his 622 points scored to a Featured Article on the 2001 film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which qualified for a times-two multiplier. This is a higher score than in previous years, as Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) had 500 points in 2014 at the end of round 1, and our very own judge, Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) led round 1 with 601 points in 2013.

In addition to Freikorp's work, some other important articles and pictures were improved during round one, here's a snapshot of a few of them:

You may also wish to know that The Core Contest is running through the month of March. Head there for further details - they even have actual prizes!

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WikiCup 2015 May newsletter[edit]

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy; and is one of several Featured Pictures worked up by India The Herald (submissions) during the second round.

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) 16:30, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

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True Detective[edit]

Glad to see you working on these articles. What a great show! I am curious, do you intend to work on articles for specific episodes like you often did for Glee? Each season would make a great Good topic, but I know how much work that is... Anyways, keep up the great work! I enjoy reading the articles you've worked on. ---Another Believer (Talk) 21:15, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

On the off chance you have an interest in working on individual episodes from season 2: Talk:True Detective (season 2). ---Another Believer (Talk) 01:22, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Rejecting True Detective (season 1) DYK nomination[edit]

Hi. Upon further study, I have changed my mind on this DYK nomination and am now rejecting it. The eligibility criteria say that a new article "may not consist of text spun off from a pre-existing article." However, it appears that the bulk of the content of this article was copied or moved from True Detective (TV series) and List of True Detective episodes. Apologies for any confusion my oversight may have caused. If you feel I am making a mistake here, please discuss the issue at Template:Did you know nominations/True Detective (season 1) or Wikipedia talk:Did you know. — Richwales (no relation to Jimbo) 02:24, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

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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!

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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.

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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)

Re: The Fame Monster[edit]

Thanks so much for your work on this article. If you aren't aware, WikiProject Lady Gaga shows that the album article's promotion to Good status should make the Good topic possible, too. Hoping you have plans to nominate the article for Good status, if you are interested! ---Another Believer (Talk) 03:54, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

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Fargo (season 2)[edit]

Hello:

The copy edit you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article Fargo (season 2) has been completed.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

You will notice that I archived one of the article’s citations (#4). I suggest that you archive the rest of the article’s URLs as time allows. This ensures that the article's references are available "forever" and that it doesn’t develop “dead links” over time. The site I use is https://archive.org/web/. Simply copy the URL in the citation and paste it in the “Save Page Now” box on the archive.org site and click save. This creates a copy of the original page and provides you with a new URL to add to the original citation. If you look at the URL I've archived you'll see the syntax. You add the new URL to the end of the original citation like this: |archiveurl=http etc|archivedate=3 July 2016}}. Not all websites allow archiving - CBS TV news and the NY Times are two I've come across, so there's not much you can do about that unless there is an alternate citation you could use.

Kind regards, Twofingered Typist (talk) 14:25, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Fargo (season 2)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Fargo (season 2) 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 Adamstom.97 -- Adamstom.97 (talk) 11:21, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Fargo (season 2)[edit]

The article Fargo (season 2) 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:Fargo (season 2) for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Adamstom.97 -- Adamstom.97 (talk) 22:21, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Fargo (season 2)[edit]

The article Fargo (season 2) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Fargo (season 2) 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 Adamstom.97 -- Adamstom.97 (talk) 00:02, 27 August 2016 (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, DAP388. 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)

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)

Ben Affleck[edit]

I'm not sure if you remember but you peer reviewed Ben Affleck's article last July. I am grateful for your time and am very belatedly trying to address the concerns raised. If you have time, would you please look at it again? I've trimmed the references down from 527 to 368, and have given the Early Life section an overhaul.

Initially, I removed the section about Ben's ancestry but another user felt it was wrong to remove a mention of the 'scandal' from his page. Should I request comment to determine concensus?

With regard to the section about rehab/alcoholism, Ben announced recently that he suffers from alcohol addiction and had again sought help at a residential facility. Do you still feel that his issues with alcohol should be removed/mentioned elsewhere? Thanks, Popeye191 (talk) 16:08, 19 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)

Legion (season 1)[edit]

Hi, welcome to Legion. I can see you are very experienced with the GA process (I have even reviewed some of your work myself) so it is great to have you helping out. I too am very keen on getting this article promoted to GA, and am happy to work with you to do that. I've ended up reverting your big edit to the WP:STATUSQUO because there are a few issues I would like to discuss first before either of us move forward with the article.

Firstly, the general structure and formatting for the article is based on the TV season articles I have created for series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as Daredevil (season 1) and Jessica Jones (season 1) which are both GAs. I understand that each article should be written based on its own merits, but having some general consistency doesn't hurt either, particularly with similar topics, so I would personally prefer if we didn't stray too far from that established structure. Part of that includes the style of referencing used in the article—all the full references are listed at the bottom, and called in-line where needed. This just all round makes it easier to edit and maintain the article. Another structural thing we have done with the MCU articles, is focus the scope of the articles so the season articles cover their own season, and then the series article serves as an overview of those and contains all the stuff that is more in scope of the whole show. For instance, Agent Carter (season 1), Agent Carter (season 2), and their "parent article" Agent Carter (TV series) (again, all GAs). In your edit you added stuff that I feel is more overall series / overview appropriate, and is more suited for Legion (TV series).

Sorry if this comes across a bit weird, I tried to address these issues myself but since you did it all in one big edit I thought it would be best to try discuss it all at once first. By the way, when were you thinking of nominating the article? I would generally wait until we get home media details (like we do for film articles we are nominating) but DVD and Blu-ray releases are becoming more of a side-note these days and something I don't feel we necessarily have to wait for. - adamstom97 (talk) 06:09, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Adamstom.97:, it's alright. I was previously drafting Legion here, so perhaps we can assist each other and come to a compromise.
1. Generally speaking, I understand the desire to maintain consistency between related topics. Given how the draft was developing, however, I felt the article looked a little cluttered, and so I attempted to structure it in a way that's easier for readers to navigate.
2. I have to strongly disagree with you on your last point. I outsourced some of the parent article because I think that information is indeed relevant to the season. The workings of Legion and how it came to be ties in with how the season developed, especially the case here since this is the first season.
I was actually planning on nominating the article sometime this weekend! I think once the article maintains some stability is when it's fine to prep it up for GAN, and that usually happens right after the season's initial airing ends. DAP 💅 16:01, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the response. I would be happy to go for the nom this weekend if we are feeling good about the article, and I don't think we shouldn't have any of the overall series stuff here, I would just like to go through exactly what. Your draft edit history is going to be more helpful with that, so I'll go through that soon and then let you know what I think. - adamstom97 (talk) 21:42, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
Okay, so I've gone through and had a good look at the changes you made using the edit history in your sandbox to help me. Honestly, a lot of the stuff you added was duplicated from what should be at the series article and/or the character list. A little bit of duplication is fine, as there will always be stuff that applies to multiple places, but in general we do want to avoid repeating ourselves in any big way. For instance, the full history of the development of Legion from conception to production is relevant to the show as a whole, not just this season, so it fits nicely at Legion (TV series) which covers the scope of the whole show. If people want to learn about the series as a whole they can go read about it there. If they want to read about this season specifically, they can come here and we will try to stick to that scope for them. I do want to work with you to get this up to GA, so let me know where you want to go from here and I will be happy to discuss anything. - adamstom97 (talk) 12:03, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
By the way, I have started adding some more stuff to the article in other areas ahead of the GA nom. I've tried to avoid the areas we are discussing here to not be rude, and I feel like everything I have added has been pretty uncontroversial, but I am happy to discuss all that as well if you want. - adamstom97 (talk) 14:21, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
Sorry to keep bombarding you with messages like this. I see you haven't actually been active on Wikipedia for a while, so I've just gone ahead and worked up the article myself. I feel like it is more than ready to be GA, so I'm going to go ahead and nominate it. Since it usually takes a while to get picked up for review, I'm sure there will be time to discuss anything you want before that happens. Either way, you encouraged me to get cracking and polish up the article, so thanks for that. - adamstom97 (talk) 11:13, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
@Adamstom.97: sincerest apologies for the late reply. Life has been busy for me this past week. Anyway glad to see you've taken up the task, it looks in much better shape. I might do some edits to the prose as it's quote heavy in some parts, but otherwise it looks good. Well done. DAP 💅 21:51, 19 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)

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in section F5 of the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. -- Radiphus 09:01, 2 August 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)

WikiCup 2017 November newsletter: Final results[edit]

The final round of the 2017 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2017 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 two-way tie with themselves for an astonishing five FAs in R2 and R4).
  • Good Article – Adityavagarwal had 14 GAs promoted in R5.
  • Featured List – Canada Bloom6132 (submissions) and Japan 1989 (submissions) both produced 2 FLs in R2
  • Featured Pictures – Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce (submissions) improved an image to FP status in R5, the only FP this year.
  • Featured Topic – Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) has the only FT of the Cup in R3.
  • Good Topic – Four different editors created a GT in R2, R3 and R4.
  • Did You Know – Adityavagarwal had 22 DYKs on the main page in R5.
  • In The News – India MBlaze Lightning (submissions) had 14 ITN on the main page in R2.
  • Good Article Review – India Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (submissions) completed 31 GARs in R1.

Over the course of the 2017 WikiCup the following content was added or improved on Wikipedia: 51 Featured Articles, 292 Good Articles, 18 Featured Lists, 1 Featured Picture, 1 Featured Topics, 4 Good Topics, around 400 Did You Knows, 75 In The News, and 442 Good Article Reviews. Thank you to all the competitors for your hard work and what you have done to improve Wikipedia.

Regarding the prize vouchers - @Adityavagarwal, Vanamonde93, Casliber, Bloom6132, 1989, and SounderBruce: please send Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) an email from the email address to which you would like your Amazon voucher sent. Please include your preference of global Amazon marketplace as well. We hope to have the electronic gift cards processed and sent within a week.

We will open up a discussion for comments on process and scoring in a few days. The 2018 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), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:41, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

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)

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Precious[edit]

television, songs, education

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Thank you for quality articles such as True Detective (season 1), The Edge of Glory and A. R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School, for illustrations, for requesting peer reviews, for service from 2008, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:50, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

Archer (TV series)[edit]

Hello:

The copy edit that you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article Archer (TV series) has been completed.

I included this sentence which only appeared in the lead—"The ninth season is expected to air in 2018. Reed plans to conclude the series after its tenth season."—in the Development section along with its citations.

I notice that you used two citations to support this detail about seqson 9. The GA reviewer may suggest that you use only one in this case to avoid "Citation overkill" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_overkill ("If a page features citations that are mirror pages of others, or which simply parrot the other sources, they contribute nothing to the article's reliability and are detrimental to its readability.') You might want to keep the "stronger" source and remove the other. It appears there could be other instances of this practice elsewhere in the article.

In the Characters and setting section you mention the acronym ISIS was dropped from the series. According to the source the producers actively decided to do this, it was not Reed's "vision". Thompson is quoted in the source as saying "It’s just the most awful thing, and we didn’t want to have anything to do with it." There is mention of online chatter which no doubt played a part in the decision to act before it did become a "thing". You might want to consider reworking this bit.

If I'm reading it correctly the ISIS sign remains in seasons 1-5. The article then says: "These "rebooted", serialized seasons see the group attempt..." I take this to mean episodes in season 6 and 7? If this is the case, they are not really "reboots". Perhaps the sentence should read: "Subsequent seasons see the group..."

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Regards,

Twofingered Typist (talk) 21:23, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

”Reboot” has been thrown around by media describing some of the show’s subsequent season. Technically it is correct as said seasons are constructed as nonlinear narratives, like an anthology series, disconnected from the show’s traditional format. I can perhaps rephrase and clarify that sentence a bit to explain what that means.
Twofingered Typist in any event, thank you for the feedback and thank you for taking the time out of your day to complete the copyedit. Keep up the great work! DAP 💅 02:01, 17 January 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)

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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)