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Dota 2[edit]

Hi, DarthBotto. Please read my comment here. Axl ¤ [Talk] 11:29, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your long and tireless months of work on List of Alien characters, I award you the Tireless Contributor Barnstar. You've turned a lump of sourceless clay into a detailed and well resourced article. Kudos! Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 17:50, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
@Darkwarriorblake: Thank you, my friend! That article has required dire attention for the better part of a decade and considering the subject matter, it definitely deserved attention sooner. If it were not for your concern, I wouldn't have been as motivated as I was to see it reformed. I will move on to other things, as the article as nearly gone as far as it can go, but I may have an interest in seeing it brought to Featured List status. I hope to collaborate more with the flow of information for the upcoming sequel! DARTHBOTTO talkcont 17:59, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

REQUESTING ATTENTION TO A PROPOSED EDIT[edit]

I hope you don't mind this unsolicited outreach (and I apologize profusely if this is not allowed!), but I'm trying to correct a page that is adversely affecting the operation of the business for which I work (COI warning). I've requested edits via the Talk page for Aviron Pictures - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Aviron_Pictures - which is NOT the same company as Clarius Entertainment. I'm having trouble demonstrating this through outside references, given that there is no reason for an article to exist proclaiming them as independent entities; I believe the error was made by IMDb originally, simply because several Clarius employees went on to work at Aviron, but this has since been corrected in their database. If you can expedite the correction process - or if I can answer any questions to facilitate the edit - it would be hugely helpful to us and the deals we have in process. Many thanks. Westlake8992 (talk) 20:41, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Voting for lead picture at Donald Trump[edit]

You are invited to participate in the talk-page run-off voting for the lead picture at Donald Trump. --Dervorguilla (talk) 12:48, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

List of Alien characters copyedit[edit]


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!

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Star Wars VIII[edit]

Hi!

I've seen you comment on the talk page of the Star Wars: Episode VIII article. I would appreciate your input on a matter I just posted here.

Thanks in advance.

N. GASIETA|talk 13:31, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Darth Vader#Appearances section[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Darth Vader#Appearances section. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 18:54, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, DarthBotto. 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.

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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)

Orphaned non-free image File:Alien Covenant logo.jpg[edit]

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WikiCup December newsletter: WikiCup 2017[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Merry, merry![edit]

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 22:57, 26 December 2016 (UTC) Lights ablaze.JPG

@Bzuk: And, from the frozen tundra of Alaska, I bid thee a very merry Christmas! DARTHBOTTO talkcont 01:54, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

GA nomination of Kelli Presley[edit]

First of all I'd like to thank you for taking the time to review Kelli's article. I just wanted to inform you that I have begun reworking on the article based on your reccomendations. If I'm not mistaken I have seven days to fix the article so it meets the GA criteria, is that correct? --PanagiotisZois (talk) 20:07, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

@PanagiotisZois: You're welcome and absolutely! I see the article as a challenge, but that will make its recovery all the more amazing. Forgive me if I seem harsh with the review, but I simply intend to ensure that it's deserving of the distinction you're seeking. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 20:22, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Good article flavored[edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg Once again, thank so much for taking the time to review the article. Your suggestions were very helpful in teaching me on how to write a good article. Thank you. :D PanagiotisZois (talk) 00:51, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
@PanagiotisZois: Thank you for that! I wanted you to know that though I am tough and thorough with Good Article nominees, with me being a long-time contributor, I do like to give chances, especially where there is potential. I am glad that you heeded my advice and in doing so, brought in new content and had to unfortunately say goodbye to other parts that couldn't sit here. You now have a GA on your hands, so I hope it inspires you to take things further here! DARTHBOTTO talkcont 00:55, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Virgin America[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Virgin America 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 MrWooHoo -- MrWooHoo (talk) 14:41, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q3 2016[edit]

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q4 2016[edit]

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DYK nomination of Cult of Chucky[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Cult of Chucky at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! feminist 05:10, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

The WikiCup[edit]

I see you have claimed points for a DYK on your submissions page at the WikiCup. The rule that applies to DYKs is "Points cannot be granted until the article has actually been featured on the main page. Merely being approved by a reviewer does not count."[1] So this article does not qualify at the moment but will qualify for points when it has actually appeared on the main page. I have removed your score for the time being, so resubmit the DYK after you get a notification on your talk page that it has been featured. There's plenty of time yet in this round! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:03, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

@Cwmhiraeth: I know a lot of things, but I apparently need to read up on how DYKs function a tad more, as I was under the impression they functioned like GAs. No worries, though, as the competition still rages and I'll be happy to claim the points at the appropriate juncture! DARTHBOTTO talkcont 01:12, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Virgin America[edit]

The article Virgin America 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:Virgin America for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of MrWooHoo -- MrWooHoo (talk) 00:02, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Cult of Chucky[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 31 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cult of Chucky, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Alex Vincent's role in Cult of Chucky (2017) is his first principal role in the franchise since Child's Play 2 (1990)? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Cult of Chucky. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Cult of Chucky), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:29, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Virgin America[edit]

The article Virgin America you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Virgin America 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 MrWooHoo -- MrWooHoo (talk) 03:02, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

March 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

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

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

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

So, on to the second round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is a good article candidate, a featured process, or anything else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 13:52, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of Arabian Peninsula tropical cyclones/archive1[edit]

Hey there. Thank you for your conditional support on the aforementioned FLC. I hope your FLC for the Alien characters is progressing (if I have time, I'll drop by). My Wiki time has been cut down in recent weeks due to work, and the person who helps with the maps has been busy as well, and neither of us can figure out exactly why the coding isn't working. Would you be willing to support, not contingent on the map being placed right away, but at a later date with the assurance that it will be done once we figure out the coding issue? ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 20:40, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

@Hurricanehink: Alright, I've changed it from a contingent vote to a good faith vote. The Alien article pretty much shows consensus for promotion at this point, but if you still want to throw in your vote, it would be appreciated! DARTHBOTTO talkcont 22:45, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2017[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Well done taking List of Alien characters from a tiny facehugger and helping it evolve into a full on Xenomorph queen. Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 22:07, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

James Dale Ritchie[edit]

Ah, thanks. I did a little research after I cut the phrase, and did find that point mentioned online, but hadn't yet thought of a way of working it back in to the article. Unless you think it doesn't need to be returned there, in which case I'm fine with keeping it out. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:39, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Right. I have no objection to it being included - I agree that it does help lend color to descriptions of Ritchie's relationship to his third victim. The question is how...I'll give it some more thought and see if I can come up with an elegant solution.
Nice work on the article - I'm on the opposite coast from you, so I've only heard in passing about the case, and it's nice to have more background to go on. Though I do know where Broadway is...I might have been there once, even. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:46, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Broadway's a bedroom community of Harrisonburg, which is a fairly substantial university town these days. I haven't been to Rockingham County in years - since high school, I don't think - so I don't remember if I ever was in Broadway. It's not a terribly remarkable place, really. I wonder if there might turn out to be a connection to the university. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 19:06, 27 April 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)

Alien[edit]

This popped up on IGN if it's any use to you. Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 11:30, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for James Dale Ritchie[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 18 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article James Dale Ritchie, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that James Dale Ritchie was not suspected to be the Anchorage Serial Killer until after he had been shot dead while attacking a police officer? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/James Dale Ritchie. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, James Dale Ritchie), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Gatoclass (talk) 00:05, 18 May 2017 (UTC)