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The WikiProject: Good Articles Newsletter (January 2013)[edit]

In This Issue



This newsletter was delivered by EdwardsBot (talk) 14:40, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Portland class cruiser is now a GA[edit]

Huzzah!

I did leave one message in the review that warrants some attention (or at least I think it warrants some attention). It would be nice if you put in alt-text for the images in the article, as a service to people who have to use screen readers to enjoy Wikipedia. Please consider it.

Keep up the good work, Sven Manguard Wha? 23:52, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your review! —Ed!(talk) 14:37, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

OMT[edit]

Thanks for joining OMT! Now we have to worry about whom we're addressing when we say "ed". Buggie111 (talk) 14:23, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Hah hah, yes I was worrying about that. I look forward to contributing! —Ed!(talk) 14:36, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Welcome aboard sir :) Glad to have on board for our effort, and we look forward to seeing out there in the field (not that you haven't been their already, we just like to welcome people. Its how we roll, so to speak :) TomStar81 (Talk) 22:42, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Ah, I didn't see you join. Welcome, and what a nice name you have! ;-) I came by to offer a suggestion for further improvement of the Portland-class cruiser article... Friedman's U.S. Cruisers: A Design History is absolutely indispensable for the US cruiser class articles. It's also ridiculously hard to find and expensive when you do; I've never seen it below $110, although the $180+ prices I see now make that look like a bargain. Good luck, Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 00:38, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Fort Dobbs (North Carolina) review[edit]

Ed!, thank you for your helpful comments! I've responded on the review page, and may need some guidance with some of those issues. Thanks again! Cdtew (talk) 14:27, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Passed GA. Hey, good work on that article. It's nice to see something so thoroughly research in spite of the trickiness with finding sources. —Ed!(talk) 15:06, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your comments! I will try as hard as I can to find more info on the archaeological side of things before putting this through to GA. I will take all of your suggestions to heart in trying to improve the article! Cdtew (talk) 15:19, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

As a follow-up, I was hoping to get your thoughts about a certain source. I've just been able to get ahold of an electronic copy of the 2006 Archaeological report, which summarizes everything that's been done on the site since 1847; I've read through the pertinent sections, and would like to build two or three paragraphs out of it. The only catch is, as far as I know, the report hasn't been widely disseminated. It has an OCLC number and a worldcat entry, but is only available in hard copy a) at the Historic site itself, and b) at East Carolina University's library. What are your thoughts about whether or not this would pass WP:VERIFY? Cdtew (talk) 19:45, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

If it's a report that was conducted or funded by the federal/state government, it should not have any verifiability problems. Otherwise, it really depends on the institution, and I think you'll be pretty safe if it's a university. That reminds me, http://scholar.google.com might be a good place to go looking for other academic journals related to the fort. —Ed!(talk) 20:07, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Since you emphasized the need for archaeological information, I was hoping you'd take a look at what I now have in the Fort Dobbs (North Carolina)#Construction and Fort Dobbs (North Carolina)#Site preservation and archaeology sections. I expanded a little with some information from the 244 page report -- I'm, not sure if this is enough, or too much info, but I didn't want it to get bogged down in too many details. Let me know your thoughts! Cdtew (talk) 12:26, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Excellent. It's looking much improved with that info. I think you have what you need there. —Ed!(talk) 23:26, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Waldmann list[edit]

I nearly completed the list here. Is the format what you are looking for? I am having some issues with translating the German location names used during World War II to what they are referred to today. Can you assist? Thanks MisterBee1966 (talk) 16:30, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

I've found a few, but I don't know Russian at all. It appears that a few of them (Kutelnikowo, which is probably Kotelnikovo; Krymskaja is probably Krymsky) don't yet have articles anyway. I wouldn't consider redlinks to towns in an instance like this a problem, especially considering the lack of comprehensiveness en.wiki has concerning Russian municipalities. —Ed!(talk) 16:52, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Okay thanks for the feedback, but generally speaking this is what you were looking for? MisterBee1966 (talk) 17:10, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes, it's exactly what I had in mind. Let me know when you've finished putting it together and I'd be glad to support. —Ed!(talk) 17:12, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Please check the article again. I added the table now MisterBee1966 (talk) 11:33, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your diligence and hard work. Supported the article. —Ed!(talk) 12:28, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Herbert Hart GA nom[edit]

Hi Ed!, thanks for your review of this nomination. I plan to take this one to A-class so any feedback is greatly appreciated. I have responded to your comments here. Cheers. Zawed (talk) 08:37, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Passed. Great work on that article. I would certainly say it would perform well at an ACR. —Ed!(talk) 12:27, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Ed! I see the project class tags haven't been updated, I will take care of those. Thanks again. Zawed (talk) 21:24, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Great! Usually a bot comes along and does that automatically, buy it's been somewhat slow of late. —Ed!(talk) 21:48, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

SSG Romesha[edit]

WikiChevrons.png The WikiChevrons
For your work on the article on Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, I would like to present you with these chevrons. You have earned them, and your work is a testiment to the quality of work produced by the WikiProject Military History. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 20:18, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much! —Ed!(talk) 23:24, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

October to December 2012 Milhist Peer, A-class and FAC reviews[edit]

CRM.png The Content Review Medal of Merit  
By order of the Military History WikiProject coordinators, for your devoted work on the WikiProject's Peer, A-Class and Featured Article Candidate reviews for the period Oct–Dec 2012, I am delighted to award you this Content Review Medal. AustralianRupert (talk) 10:12, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
Much thanks! I'm sorry I wasn't able to stand for election to be a coordinator last year, but I'll be making a much bigger presence in the project's reviews this year. —Ed!(talk) 15:57, 13 January 2013 (UTC)


James Gwyn[edit]

Hi Ed, if you have time, would you be able to take a look at the article James Gwyn and recommend any changes necessary for its DYK nomination as well as areas to focus in preparation for A-list? Cheers, Mkdwtalk 04:17, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Clinton Romesha[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Clinton Romesha 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! — Maile (talk) 22:52, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Responded. —Ed!(talk) 15:08, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

GA Reviews[edit]

Hello! Just wanted to drop by and say that I have responded to your four Office reviews that you looked over for me! Thanks!--Gen. Quon (Talk) 04:55, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Passed them. Great work! As you may have noticed I'm an Office fan myself, so I've been happy to see so many of those articles getting quality treatment. —Ed!(talk) 17:51, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your contributions to bring George S. Patton to Good Article status. Keep up the good work! Khazar2 (talk) 01:32, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
I thank you very much! I'm very proud to have been able to work on this article. —Ed!(talk) 02:21, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

It's not a table[edit]

It's a list, albeit an illustrated one. Lists are very difficult to make into prose. So I'm wondering now when you'll finish the edit to that purpose.

There seem to be an awful lot of these kind of rules that I keep tripping over, and I'd be obliged if you'd point me to where they are kept or the style manual or whever it is. — Preceding unsigned comment added by RTO Trainer (talkcontribs) 21:02, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

I've responded on your talk page. —Ed!(talk) 21:49, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXII, January 2013[edit]

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DYK nomination of Mochitsura Hashimoto[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Mochitsura Hashimoto 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! ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 17:06, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your help on this one! —Ed!(talk) 12:44, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

The Office[edit]

I believe I've addressed all the problems for "Training Day" and have nearly completed with "The Target". -- NoD'ohnuts (talk) 23:04, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Great! I'll wait till you're done with the Target and then pass both at the same time, if there's no rush. —Ed!(talk) 02:59, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
Okay, now I think I've finished with "The Target". Thanks for reviewing them! -- NoD'ohnuts (talk) 17:33, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
Passed both. Great work! —Ed!(talk) 12:43, 29 January 2013 (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) 01:02, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

Hi! Just so you know, i'm currently doing a review of your article Mochitsura Hashimoto. Please see my comments so far on the review page. Thanks! Retrolord (talk) 09:30, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your review! —Ed!(talk) 00:41, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Mochitsura Hashimoto[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:02, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Drive Award[edit]

GA Award.png The Good Article Reviewer's Medal of Merit
For all your help reviewing 20 GA nominations during the November-December 2012 drive. — ΛΧΣ21 22:17, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! —Ed!(talk) 00:50, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Clinton Romesha[edit]

KTC (talk) 19:30, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

RfC: The use of medal ribbon pictograms in articles[edit]

I believe you are misrepresenting the verdict of this RfC to say that it supports unboxed ribbons as opposed to small ribbons in a boxed context. Several editors supported inclusion IF small and/or in a collapsible box. The infobox is a box and ribbons therein are unobtrusive. To greatly increase the size of the ribbons and include them in the body of the article is inconsistent with WP:ICONDECORATION. What that policy supports is less ostentatious boxed ribbons in contrast to using Wikipedia as someone's chest. I cannot imagine Britannica or a respected newspaper engaging in these glorification practices that attempt to recreate the uniform on the page. We are here to inform, not decorate. See "Appropriate use": "Icons may be helpful in certain situations: Repeated use of an icon in a table or infobox" See also "Inappropriate use": "Do not use icons in general article prose"--Brian Dell (talk) 18:50, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

I was a big proponent of using infoboxes or dedicated table graphs for military decorations, but I was in a pretty small minority in the RFC. See the comments toward the end of the section; essentially most MILHIST users think the images are too prominent in an "awards and decorations" section, but they're too small to be useful as you're proposing to display them -- the link is right there, and the only reason the images should be included alongside it is demonstrating what the ribbon looks like. If it's too small to be useful as a visual aide, it's decoration. ICONDECORATION and NOICONS may or may not run afoul of the decoration section, but that's been a fiercely debated subject at MILHIST without consensus for years. —Ed!(talk) 20:47, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
I don't believe that the consensus verdict was "too small to be useful"; if that were so I would think that there wouldn't be any icons in the infobox at all. The US Army icon actually has text on it that is entirely unreadable, unlike for the ribbons where one could make out enough distinguishing characteristics to readily recognize them.--Brian Dell (talk) 22:04, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Well, people at MILHIST seem to be pushing for exactly that; no icons in the infobox at all. If you think there's a possibility the consensus has changed I welcome a discussion of it again at WT:MILHIST, but we had another discussion just a few weeks ago about military symbols in articles, here. It didn't cover the infobox specifically, but read through it and you'll see a lot of people pushing that military symbology is of limited use unless it's relating something that can't be found by clicking on the link. —Ed!(talk) 22:16, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter - February 2013[edit]

In This Issue



Leroy Petry GAN[edit]

Ed, I've started to review articles, to try and pay back what I got out of the process already. I've reviewed Leroy Petry. Most of my comments are somewhat trivial, and I think the article only really needs some minor work before I'm comfortable listing it. I'm watching the nomination page, so feel free to respond there! Cdtew (talk) 20:48, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Responded. get back at me with any thoughts. Thanks! —Ed!(talk) 02:32, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Leroy Petry[edit]

GA barnstar.png The Good Article Barnstar
For the edits and effort it took to improve the article on Leroy Petry to good article status I present to you this barnstar. Your efforts reflect positively upon yourself, WikiProject United States, WikiProject Military history, and Ohio University.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 18:52, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! —Ed!(talk) 19:41, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
By the way, did you see the information I left regarding the permanent orders which may pertain to Petry's Valorous Unit Award? He may actually be authorized to wear it with oak leaf cluster, but that might be OR. But as far as I can tell that's two text sources that verify wear of at least one as a permanent wear item.
Also, I have filed a FOIA request to see if we can get the service records of Petry and Giunta, so we can have something solid to work off of.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 16:47, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi Ed![edit]

I saw you're very involved with reviewing and content writing in regards to Military history related articles. I'm working on improving the references on the Norman conquest of southern Italy article (in my userspace) and while doing that I added in some content, removed a little bit of content and changed some content. Now... I admit I'm not the best content writer and I want to improve upon it but I was wondering if you wouldn't mind chipping in your two cents regarding feedback if you wouldn't mind. Or if you think anyone else could be helpful in this arena and think they wouldn't mind offering their .02 that would work too. Thanks for your time, — - dain- talk    02:09, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Some background would be helpful, you jump right into the invasions, but there's some pre-history to the invasions that could be added to establish a little more what lead to them. The lead paragraph should just summarize the article; it shouldn't provide any background that isn't already a part of the article (per WP:LEAD.) It would also be helpful to add some of the implications of the conquests. There was a brief note about architecture which I believe was one of the most significant. I think some other cultural implications might have resulted from the invasion which could be included. —Ed!(talk) 13:40, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
Ahh, brilliant! Thanks for the valuable input. For the "you jump right into the invasion", in the first section it deals with three differing 11th century sources of how the Normans arrived in the southern Italy. Do you mean that should be broken down perhaps into level 3 sections each from one of the sources? Or simply that there should be something else in the article prior to the sources describing the events of how the Normans arrived in south Italy? Good point on bringing up the Norman architecture, another result of the conquest was the Norman-Arab-Byzantine culture that arose and I could add in that section with a {{see also}} link below the section header and a summary of that page basically. Would it be appropriate to finish the article by mentioning how the Normans essentially "lost" the Kingdom of Sicily (by marriage) to the german Hohenstaufen dynasty? Thanks again! — - dain- talk    02:16, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your contributions to bring Clinton Romesha to Good Article status. Thanks, and keep up the good work! Khazar2 (talk) 03:21, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Glad to say this one was ready to pass as submitted. Always happy to see more great contributions from you. -- Khazar2 (talk) 03:21, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Much thanks Khazar! I'm always happy to contribute. —Ed!(talk) 13:01, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXIII, February 2013[edit]

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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) 11:54, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

The Office[edit]

I believe I have completed work on the two GA-nominated episodes of The Office: "Suit Warehouse" and "Junior Salesman". -- NoD'ohnuts (talk) 22:39, 5 March 2013 (UTC)NoD'ohnuts

Glad I've been able to review so many of your GAs. Keep up the good work! —Ed!(talk) 01:26, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

David M. Shoup[edit]

Hi! Just letting you know, I have started my review and there are a few points on the review page that need addressing. Could you please take a look? Thanks! RetroLord 09:05, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Responded to your second round of comments. Thanks again! —Ed!(talk) 12:16, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Article Feedback deployment[edit]

Hey Ed!; I'm dropping you this note because you've used the article feedback tool in the last month or so. On Thursday and Friday the tool will be down for a major deployment; it should be up by Saturday, failing anything going wrong, and by Monday if something does :). Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 23:13, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know! —Ed!(talk) 01:26, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.[edit]

Hello Ed from Australia, great work on Storming Norman, it well deserves GA. AWHS (talk) 12:14, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your review! —Ed!(talk) 12:16, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Good Article Nominations Request For Comment[edit]

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A 'Request For Comment' for Good Article Nominations is currently being held. We are asking that you please take five to ten minutes to review all seven proposals that will affect Good Article Nominations if approved. Full details of each proposal can be found here. Please comment on each proposal (or as many as you can) here.

At this time, Proposal 1, 3, and 5 have received full (or close to) support.

If you have questions of anything general (not related to one specif proposal), please leave a message under the General discussion thread.

Please note that Proposal 2 has been withdrawn and no further comments are needed. Also, please disregard Proposal 9 as it was never an actual proposal.

Keep up the good work![edit]

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On behalf of the coordinators of the Military History Wikiproject, I am pleased to present you with this award in recognition of your great work in developing the Arthur W. Radford, George S. Patton slapping incidents, and George S. Patton articles to A-class standard. Regards, Nick-D (talk) 22:06, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXIV, March 2013[edit]

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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) 22:58, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

GL request completed[edit]

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Thanks for your work! —Ed!(talk) 02:02, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

American generals[edit]

Hi Ed, don't know if you'e looking for something to kill some time, but if you are, Wesley Clark could do with some TLC. He's been on my watchlist for a while, but I'm not very good at checking my watchlist and I don't know much about him beyond Pristina. Seeing the ACR for H Norman suddenly reminded me that I hadn't been paying Clark much attention lately. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 23:28, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Ah, yes I've been eyeing an article on someone from the modern wars, was considering Clark or John Abizaid or Tommy Franks. Will have to take a look around to see if there are sources. I've been extremely busy in the past few weeks and I've had to cut down on Wikipedia time, though. —Ed!(talk) 01:55, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Well Clark passed FAC back in 2007, but the article's been a bit neglected for the last couple of years. There's no glory in bringing an FA back up to scratch, but you'd be doing the encyclopaedia a service. Though of course, real life has to come first. All the best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 09:16, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Shoup[edit]

Hey, I just passed Shoup. Congrats, it is quite a nice article, good luck with FA if you plan to take it their. I also really like your user page RetroLord 03:01, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks! —Ed!(talk) 03:43, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

AfDs[edit]

Hello. Since you participated in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2012 Buffalo State Bengals football team, I would like to inform you that two articles have been renominated. If you are interested, please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2008 Buffalo State Bengals football team (2nd nomination) and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2007 St. Norbert Green Knights football team (2nd nomination). Best, Edge3 (talk) 14:52, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Hello. Just letting you that subsequent AfD nominations are posted at:
Edge3 (talk) 00:21, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Military_history#Proposed_deletion_of_470th_Military_Intelligence_Brigade_.28United_States.29[edit]

Please take a look at this at the bottom regarding the 409th Support Brigade (United States). REgards Buckshot06 (talk) 08:28, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXV, April 2013[edit]

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Duplicate links tool[edit]

Hi. I've seen you are GA reviewer and you used this tool. I can't find this tool on tool-server. -- Bojan  Talk  02:55, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

The script I use is available here. —Ed!(talk) 00:42, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Uf that only marks duplicate links. I need something that removes them. Ok, thanks. -- Bojan  Talk  03:18, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Ah. I don't use any tool like that. There is a tool to remove disambiguations, but as far as duplicate links I just use that to spot them and then remove them manually. Sorry I can't be more helpful. Maybe someone else does have a tool like that. —Ed!(talk) 03:21, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Milhist FA, A-Class and Peer Reviews January–March 2013[edit]

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By order of the Military history WikiProject coordinators, for your devoted contributions to the WikiProject's Peer, A-Class and Featured Article reviews for the period January–March 2013, I am delighted to award you the WikiChevrons. AustralianRupert (talk) 22:44, 27 April 2013 (UTC)
Hey, thanks very much. It's always a pleasure helping. —Ed!(talk) 11:43, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

FA Thanks[edit]

On behalf of WP:CHICAGO, I would like to thank you for your editorial contributions to Arthur W. Radford, which has recently become a WP:FA.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 08:06, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks very much! —Ed!(talk) 02:07, 11 May 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) 16:21, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

USS Leary (DD-158)[edit]

Thank you for updating the USS Leary (DD-158) article. Before this gets further into the Good Article review process, you might want to look at the second paragraph of the Design and construction section. Aside from the typo on the spelling of speed, the section has a confusing reference to USS Blakeley.Thewellman (talk) 15:07, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Ah, thanks for letting me know. I fixed it. —Ed!(talk) 17:07, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
Should the preceding paragraph be changed as well?Thewellman (talk) 00:08, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Ah, you're right. I lifted those graphs from my work on the Blakely page and wasn't paying attention to some of the names. —Ed!(talk) 02:06, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Rank insignia[edit]

Hi Ed, I am interested in helping to write a guideline as mentioned. I imagine it might cover command icons and others - you would know better than I, perhaps. Could it be included as a section of WP:NOICONS? Span (talk) 15:27, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Actually I'd suggest it be a standalone essay, the issue has been very back and forth for a long time, and there's a lot of things to consider which I think wouldn't apply to most readers of NOICONS and WP:MILMOS. If you prefer, I can help you, I've been involved in a lot of the discussions. —Ed!(talk) 16:15, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
My background is in biogs but not much in military. I am happy to follow your lead. Span (talk) 16:36, 20 May 2013 (UTC)r
Putting together an essay at WP:MILICONS. Feel free to add and change anything. I'll finish up those two sections tonight. —Ed!(talk) 17:43, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
Great. Thanks Span (talk) 21:10, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Edward Soriano[edit]

Gidday Ed, I'm doing a GA review of this chap here. It is noted in the infobox of the article that he received the Distinguished Service Medal twice and a Bronze Star. However, there is no discussion in the body of the article as to when and why he was awarded these medals. From the nominator's comments, it seems this may be difficult to determine without going into speculation and OR. My feeling is that this is information that most readers would want to know and so should be in a GA article. I know you have done a lot of GA reviews and a lot of work on US military bios, so would appreciate a second opinion as to whether I'm being too strict on this. Cheers. Zawed (talk) 10:28, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Done. Let me know if I can help in any other way! —Ed!(talk) 13:07, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for that, I appreciate it. Cheers. Zawed (talk) 08:48, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXVI, May 2013[edit]

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Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
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Hi Ed!! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 22:15, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Hey Ed! I'm so glad you've decided to join us at the WDL project. You can dive into improving content in this massive todo list I have created. Be sure to watch list your favorite lists, as I'll be adding more content as it's released to the WDL website (monthly). If I can help you with anything just let me know. I look forward to seeing your outcomes. Thanks again! SarahStierch (talk) 16:49, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Happy Memorial Day![edit]

Stairmageddon[edit]

Finished work on "Stairmageddon". Thanks for the review! -- NoD'ohnuts (talk) 02:40, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Passed. Great work! —Ed!(talk) 08:22, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

"Murder" GAN[edit]

I believe I have addressed all of the issues that you brought up in the GAR! Thanks!--Gen. Quon (Talk) 22:56, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Passed the GA. Great work on that! —Ed!(talk) 09:38, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

New York class[edit]

Hi, do you have Jones' U.S. Battleship Operations in World War I? It would help you a lot in writing this article. :-) Also, you could try searching Google Books for gems like [1], especially regarding the launching and trials, but I'm not sure how much there will be because it was in the lead-up to WWI. Regards, Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 08:17, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Ah, thanks for letting me know that! I can always use more sources for this one. —Ed!(talk) 08:21, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
Anytime. United States Battleship Division Nine will help you with that period of their service lives. Also note that you're going to want to limit Google Books' date search parameters to search around the launching and trial dates, or else you're going to get a lot of white noise. :-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 08:25, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

USS New York (BB-34)[edit]

Cite error: <ref> tag with name "FOOTNOTEJones1995139" defined in <references> is not used in prior text

What's wrong? Best wishes --Frze (talk) 09:33, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Figured it out and fixed it. Thanks! —Ed!(talk) 09:38, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around (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, 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) 01:24, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations[edit]

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For the considerable effort you've put into David M. Shoup, a very well-written military biography. Chris Troutman (talk) 16:44, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Chris! I appreciate that. —Ed!(talk) 01:58, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre Opens June 19[edit]

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Hello again! Now that we have enough recruiters (for now) to launch the Recruitment Centre, the opening date for the centre is set for Wednesday June 19, 2013.

To help "expose" the Recruitment Centre, ideas on how to promote it will be helpful. I have already requested two promotional ideas: A quick mention in next weeks Signpost, and a possible mention on everyone's watchlist. Also, spreading the "news" from 'Word of mouth' will probably come in handy as we can spread inform WikiProjects/users to inform them about the centre. Any other ideas should be mentioned on one of the talk pages at the Recruitment Centre or on my talk page.


Just to clarify some things before we begin recruiting:

  • When getting your recruitee to review a nomination, do not let them reviewer one of your nominations (if you have any).
  • Step 3 in the "The Process" section at Recruiter Central is only a guide. You can take a completely different approach if you want as long as you cover the same material; however, steps 1,2, and 4 a/b must be followed.
  • Don't force your recruitee into reviewing one of the nominations from nominators in the "Nominators That Are OK With A Recruitee Reviewing" list. If they want to review a different nomination, there's nothing to worry about, just let them. :)

That's pretty much it for now.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.--Dom497 (talk) 00:35, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Recruitment Centre Now Open[edit]

Due to a personal emergency, I've opened the Recruitment Centre a bit early. There are currently 3 users that would like to learn how to review nominations who can be found here. Because there are only 3 recruitees and 8 recruiters at this time, please limit the number of recruiters you handle to one (just for now). If you have any questions feel free to leave a message on my talk page. Thanks for volunteering!--Dom497 (talk) 18:57, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi again, Chris troutman (talk · contribs) seems to want you to recruit him so whether you accept or decline please let him know on his talk page.--Dom497 (talk) 23:41, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Miami Valley Hospital South[edit]

Gatoclass 00:03, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Do you have time for a GA review?[edit]

Hey there! I'm WikiRedactor, and I have a favor to ask you. Last month, I nominated the television series The Hills for GA, and it has yet to attract a reviewer. I see that you have a lot of experience reviewing these kinds of articles, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in taking this one on. (No worries if you're not interested!) Thanks, WikiRedactor (talk) 21:17, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXVII, June 2013[edit]

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Congratulations[edit]

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For placing second in the May 2013 Military history WikiProject Contest with 70 points from 8 entries, I am delighted to present you with The Writer's Barnstar. Well done! Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 14:42, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

GA Question[edit]

Can you give me a second opinion on this review regarding the neutral perspective (1st comment)? Thanks!--Dom497 (talk) 17:53, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Newall[edit]

More or less done bar the part with Beaverbrook - I've shifted it around a bit but I'm not quite happy with what's there now. I'll have a look again tomorrow. Andrew Gray (talk) 23:26, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! Andrew Gray (talk) 20:08, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

World Digital Library-Wikimedia Partnership Newsletter[edit]

Expand Wikipedia's free knowledge with WDL resources!

Hi Ed!! Thanks for participating in the World Digital Library-Wikimedia Partnership. Your contributions are important to improving Wikipedia! I wanted to share a few updates with you:

  • We have an easy way to now cite WDL resources. You can learn more about it on our news page, here.
  • Our to-do list is being expanded and features newly digitized and created resources from libraries and archives around the world, including content from Sweden, Qatar, the Library of Congress, and more! You can discover new content for dissemination here.
  • WDL project has new userbox for you to post on your userpage and celebrate your involvement. Soffredo created it, so please be sure to thank them on their talk page. You can find the userbox and add it to your page here.
  • Our first batch of WDL barnstars have been awarded! Congratulations to our first recipients: ProtoplasmaKid, ChrisGualtieri, TenthEagle, Rhyswynne, Luwii, Sosthenes12, Djembayz, Parkwells, Carl Francis, Yunshui, MrX, Pharaoh of the Wizards, and the prolific Yster76!! Thank you for your contributions and keep up the great work. Be sure to share your article expansions and successes here.

Keep up the great work, and please contact me if you need anything! Thank you for all you do for free knowledge! EdwardsBot (talk) 16:43, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

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) 10:31, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: Battle of Taejon[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Battle of Taejon know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on July 21, 2013. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask featured article director Raul654 (talk · contribs) or one of his delegates (Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), Gimmetoo (talk · contribs), and Bencherlite (talk · contribs)), or start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 21, 2013. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

An American gun crew near the Kum River

The Battle of Taejon (14–21 July 1950) was an early battle between United States and North Korean forces during the Korean War. U.S. Army forces, attempting to defend the headquarters of the 24th Infantry Division, were overwhelmed by numerically superior forces of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at the major city and transportation hub of Taejon. The Americans were already exhausted after two weeks of attempting to stem the KPA's advance. The entire 24th Division gathered to make a final stand around Taejon, holding a line along the Kum River to the east of the city. The American forces, outnumbered, ill-equipped and untrained, were pushed back from the river bank after several days, before fighting an intense urban battle to defend the city. After a fierce three-day struggle, they withdrew. Although they could not hold the city, the 24th Infantry Division achieved a strategic victory by delaying the North Koreans, providing time for other American divisions to establish a defensive perimeter around Pusan further south. The KPA captured Major General William F. Dean, the commander of the 24th Infantry Division, and the highest-ranking American prisoner during the Korean War. (Full article...)

UcuchaBot (talk) 23:02, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary/archive2[edit]

Hey, as someone who commented on the last FAC for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary I'm letting you know I've opened a new FAC here. I would appreciate your comments this runthrough as well. Thanks. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 19:06, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Patton FAC[edit]

About time someone got this great general to FAC level! PumpkinSky talk 00:12, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

GA Review Question[edit]

I could use your guidance. I'm working on a GA Review for Sejm of the Grand Duchy of Posen. It relies almost exclusively on one source. The GA criteria don't seem to prohibit this, so long as the article isn't riddled with maintenance templates and there's no original research. However, heavily relying on one source is concerning. Can the article pass? Chris Troutman (talk) 23:13, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

For GA, it can pass, but the nom should know that it won't be up to snuff for anything above GA, when it comes to articles relying heavily on one source. —Ed!(talk) 11:23, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your help. Chris Troutman (talk) 15:06, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

I'd like to be recruited[edit]

I want to be recruited and learn how to review good article nominations, as an article I've nominated has been listed for over a month and is still stuck at #23; the more people that know how to review good article nominations, the faster the GA process will take. öBrambleberry of RiverClan 16:26, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

I'd be glad to! Opening the recruitment here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/Recruitment Centre/Recruiter Central/Archives/Brambleberry of RiverClan I look forward to working with you! —Ed!(talk) 17:11, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXVIII, July 2013[edit]

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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) 23:59, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK RfC[edit]

  • As a listed GA participant, you are invited to contribute to a formal Request for Comment on the question of whether Good Articles should be eligible to appear in the Did You Know? slot in future. Please see the proposal on its subpage here, or on the main DYK talk page. To add the discussion to your watchlist, click this link. Thank you in advance. Gilderien Chat|Contributions03:13, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Apr to Jun 2013 Milhist content reviewing[edit]

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By order of the Military history WikiProject coordinators, for your good work helping with the WikiProject's Peer, A-Class and Featured Article reviews for the period Apr-Jun 2013, I hereby award you this Military history WikiProject Reviewers' award. AustralianRupert (talk) 10:45, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Keep track of upcoming reviews. Just copy and paste {{WPMILHIST Review alerts}} to your user space

Many thanks! —Ed!(talk) 15:12, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Good Article Recruitment Notice[edit]

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Hello! I just wanted to remind our recruiters (you) about some things that seem to be forgotten about during recruitments and one "minor" change in the instructions.
  • When starting a new recruitment or finishing one, please please please, update your column(s) in this list. Also, please remember to update this page accordingly. This will help keep track of past and current recruitments.
  • Regarding the change within the instructions, the GA Bot has now created a separate list of GA nominations including only the nominations by nominators that included themselves in this list. When asking a recruitee to be a nomination, suggest they go to this page and pick a nomination from there. This is not mandatory but strongly recommended as we have already had one case where a recruitee was "scared" by a nominator (that was not on the list stating that they are fine with recruitees reviewing their nominations) and left the recruitment.

Thanks!

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Good article reviewing process - I would like to be recruited and have a strong interest in military history articles (WW2 Luftwaffe)[edit]

Hi - I would like to learn how to review articles for GA-status and, per the instructions here, am writing to ask "if [you] would like to recruit [me]." My interest on Wikipedia is primarily military history, specifically WWII German Luftwaffe, and the fact that you cite your experience in reviewing military history articles led me to contact you specifically. I would very much so like to learn the art of reviewing from the perspective of one who shares this interest in military history. Just an fyi - now is a very good time for me to undertake to be mentored, as I have significant time available and the flexibility to apply it to the learning process. Please let me know if I can study under you, and what would be involved. Thanks. Azx2 20:45, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Hello. Sorry for the slow response. Still interested? —Ed!(talk) 01:05, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

WP:FOUR RFC[edit]

There are two WP:RFCs at WP:FOUR. The first is to conflate issues so as to keep people from expressing meaningful opinions. The second, by me, is claimed to be less than neutral by proponents of the first. Please look at the second one, which I think is much better.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 06:27, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXIX, August 2013[edit]

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Half Million Award[edit]

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For your contributions to bring George S. Patton (estimated annual readership: 890,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Half Million Award. Congratulations, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 17:02, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

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If I've made any error in this listing, please don't hesitate to correct it; if for any reason you don't feel you deserve it, please don't hesitate to remove it; if you know of any other editor who merits one of these awards, please don't hesitate to give it; if you yourself deserve another award from any of the three tiers, please don't hesitate to take it! Cheers, -- Khazar2 (talk) 17:02, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! Patton was a massive undertaking, and I'm glad to see it reach a high level of quality. —Ed!(talk) 15:18, 14 September 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) 06:17, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Report[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Good Articles for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Hope you have a great day! -buffbills7701 13:58, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Patton[edit]

Congrats on the FA PumpkinSky talk 19:08, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! Patton was a huge project to be sure. Very proud of seeing the FA star on that page. —Ed!(talk) 15:19, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Invitation from a Recruitee[edit]

Hi, would you like to recruit me to become a Good Article reviewer? --Rskp (talk) 04:34, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Not a problem! What kinds of articles would you like to review? —Ed!(talk) 01:04, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
Sorry about the delay in replying. Well, I'm not sure. I edit exclusively WW1 Sinai and Palestine Campaign, so maybe it might be interesting to try something different. Would you mind choosing? --Rskp (talk) 23:16, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Tell you what I'll do -- I can show you a few general articles that you'll commonly review in GA, then we can proceed from there. That work? —Ed!(talk) 01:41, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes, thanks a lot. --Rskp (talk) 02:34, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
OK. So I've started a new page: Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/Recruitment Centre/Recruiter Central/Archives/RoslynSKP and we can commence from there. —Ed!(talk) 21:20, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Kirill [talk] 16:36, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXXX, September 2013[edit]

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Congratulations[edit]

G'day, in recognition of your successful election as a co-ordinator of the Military History project for the next year, please accept these co-ord stars. I look forward to working with you over the next year. If you have any questions about co-ord tasks, please let me know. I'm more than happy to help. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 06:24, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Coordinator of the Military history Project, September 2013 – September 2014

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) 23:40, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

David M. Shoup[edit]

Greetings, Ed! I just wanted to remind you about Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/David M. Shoup/archive1. It's a very strong article, and I'd love to see it promoted. All the best, – Quadell (talk) 18:52, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Ah, yes! I need to look through the source material again for that. —Ed!(talk) 11:15, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

Hi. You trained me back in June to perform GA reviews via the Recruitment Centre. Since then, I've not only performed reviews but also submitted two articles for review. Both reviews went badly. The first review hit several snags with the reviewer. I think the reviewer was asking for work beyond the GA standard. The second review was failed only hours after it started, with no opportunity to work out the kinks. Did I not learn something during your instruction? Is this WikiProject uneven in how it's run? These two experiences have left a bad taste in my mouth and I'd appreciate your guidance. Chris Troutman (talk) 06:21, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Indeed, looking at them are very different from the way I'd conduct a review. In the instance of Rudy Boesch I think it might be a case of different opinions. MILHIST has such a strong A-class review process that a lot of the experience reviewers look at the articles with that kind of thing in mind. I've been on both sides of a review that was being conducted above GA standard. In one instance, the nominator told me my standards were above what GAN requires, and it turned out he was right, and I backed off a little. In the end, you can always ask for a second opinion, or just renominate the article after making a few changes. Different reviewers have different standards.
The Ernest Brace article is a little bit of a different situation. Taking a look at it, some info is missing. You've been good at including the most heavily covered info, which is on his military service, but info about his early life isn't in the prose. It might seem redundant, but that info should appear in the WP:LEAD, the WP:INFOBOX and the body of the article, because all those parts serve different purposes. Looking at info after his retirement, more needs to be included there, too, since the last mention is from the 1970's. This doesn't mean you need to put in a ton of detail in those places; it isn't always avaliable. It's just to say a good article needs to cover all of the bases to some extent. If there isn't a lot of detail on his early life the article should say that, and be referenced to a reliable source that makes it clear.
Hope that helps! Let me know if I can be of any more help. —Ed!(talk) 01:59, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

GA Recruit[edit]

Hi. I saw your name on the recruiter list and would like to ask if you'd be willing to recruit me into the ranks of Good Article reviewers. I've contributed to a number of articles on all sorts of topics, but my interests are mostly in Film, Television, Classical Music. I've got a GA nomination of my own currently in the process, so I thought it would be only fair for me to be willing to review other articles -- and I want to be sure to do a good job. Thanks for your consideration. Jburlinson (talk) 21:30, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi there. I'd definitely be willing to recruit you. Let me know a little bit about what kinds of articles you like to review. Thanks! —Ed!(talk) 01:39, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
In looking over the list of outstanding GA nominations, I could probably be of most use in the categories of "language & literature", "media & Drama" (film, television, etc.), "philosophy & religion", or history. I'd be willing to help out wherever needed. Thanks for taking me on. Jburlinson (talk) 03:23, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
Hi, Ed. I just finished the cleanup on a GA article I nominated, which was reviewed by Khazar2. He indicated that he had some time and would be willing to recruit me as a GA reviewer. I had noticed that you're already working with another recruitee, so I was thinking it might take a bit of the load off if I worked with him. Is that OK with you? Please let me know if you foresee any difficulties or would like to discuss. Thanks for your willingness to work with me. Best wishes. Jburlinson (talk) 00:21, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
Not a problem! Good luck! —Ed!(talk) 20:50, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCI, October 2013[edit]

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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) 01:23, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations for winning the WikiCup GAR prize! There's a terrible backlog there, and your quality reviews are deeply appreciated. – Quadell (talk) 13:53, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
Congrats from me, too, and thanks for your reviewing work! -- Khazar2 (talk) 19:49, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup award[edit]

In recognition of your participation in the 2013 Wikipedia:WikiCup, in which you reached round 4, the semi-finals. J Milburn (talk · contribs) and The ed17 (talk · contribs) 11:49, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
Awarded to Ed!, for the strongest contribution of good article reviews in the 2013 WikiCup. J Milburn (talk · contribs) and The ed17 (talk · contribs) 11:49, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Titan's Cross nomination[edit]

As you are listed as a member of Operation Majestic Titan, you are receiving this message to notify you that a new Titan's Cross nomination has been opened. You are therefore cordially invited to iVote or offer your opinion on the nomination. Sincerely, TomStar81 (Talk) 05:39, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCII, November 2013[edit]

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GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! A GAN Backlog Drive will begin in less than 4 days!

In past Backlog Drives, the goal was to reduce the backlog of Good article nominations. In the upcoming drive, another goal will be added - raising as much money as we can for the Wikimedia Foundation. How will this work? Well, its pretty simple. Any user interested in donating can submit a pledge at the Backlog Drive page (linked above). The pledge should mention the amount of money the user is willing to donate per review. For example, if a user pledges 5 cents per review and 100 nominations are reviewed, the total donation amount is $5.00.

At the time this message was sent out, two users have submitted pledges for a total of 8 cents per review. All pledges, no matter how much money, are greatly appreciated. Also, in no way is this saying you must make a pledge.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or leave a message on the Backlog Drive talk page. And remember, there are less than 4 days before the drive starts!--EdwardsBot (talk) 03:17, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Hello! Just a friendly reminder that the GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on December 31, 2013!

If you know anyone outside of the WikiProject that may be interested, feel free to invite them to the drive!

If you have any questions or want to comment about something regarding the drive, post them here--EdwardsBot (talk) 00:10, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Flow testing[edit]

Hey Ed :) (or Ed!:)?). As mentioned on the Milhist coordinators talkpage, we've opened Flow up for community testing. I'd be really grateful if you could hammer on the system (if you haven't already!), let me know any bugs you find, and leave a note at the 'first release' page explaining what you, as a member of Wikiproject Military History, would need to see to be okay with it being deployed on that wikiproject's talkpage.

Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 20:16, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCIII, December 2013[edit]

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Happy Holidays...[edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 23:45, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Classy Christmas/GA1[edit]

Ed!, you opened this review on October 19, and haven't posted anything to it since. Since there's a backlog drive going on, if you weren't planning to start the actual review soon, I thought it would be best to get it back into the reviewing pool, in the hopes that it gets picked up before the drive ends along with 2013. I'll be happy to put it back if you'd like. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:23, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Happy New Year Ed!![edit]

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Hello Ed!:
Thanks for all of your contributions to improve the encyclopedia for Wikipedia's readers, and have a happy and enjoyable New Year! Cheers, BusterD (talk) 06:18, 1 January 2014 (UTC)


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The Inner Seven[edit]

Hi Ed, and happy New Year. I recently created James P. Hagerstrom, one of the two-war aces, and I noticed you improved John F. Bolt and George Andrew Davis, Jr. to FA, both of which heavily use Oliver, William E.; Lorenz, Dwight L. (1999). The Inner Seven: The History of Seven Unique American Combat 'Aces' of World War II and Korea. Turner Publishing Company. ISBN 978-1-56311-504-2.  Unfortunately, some of the pages from Hagerstrom's entry are missing from the Google preview, which I think would help me to expand the article further. If you have access to that book, would you be able to send the missing pages (namely 68, 73, 74, 77, 79, and 81) to me? Cheers, ~HueSatLum 01:41, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Hello. Actually, I got that info the same way — reading the book on Google. The whole reason I only did those two were they were the only ones I could get a complete bio for. Sorry, wish I could be more helpful! —Ed!(talk) 22:36, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
That's too bad then. Sorry for bothering you. ~HueSatLum 22:52, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCIV, January 2014[edit]

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Main Page appearance: John F. Bolt[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of John F. Bolt know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on February 26, 2014. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/February 26, 2014. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

John F. Bolt

John F. Bolt (1921–2004) was a United States Marine Corps aviator and a decorated flying ace who served during World War II and the Korean War. After dropping out of the University of Florida for financial reasons in 1941, he joined the Marine Corps at the height of World War II. Sent to the Pacific Theater of Operations, he flew an F4U Corsair during the campaigns in the Marshall Islands and New Guinea, claiming six victories against Japanese A6M Zeroes. Bolt continued his service through the Korean War, entering combat through an exchange program with the U.S. Air Force in late 1952. Over a period of several weeks in mid-1953, he led flights of F-86 Sabres into combat with MiG-15s of the Chinese Air Force, scoring six victories during fights along the northern border of North Korea, commonly known as "MiG Alley," giving him a total of 12 career victories. Bolt stayed in the Marine Corps until 1962, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel and serving as an analyst and instructor in his later career. In retirement, he qualified as a lawyer in Florida. He remains the only US Marine to achieve ace status in two wars and was also the only Marine jet fighter ace. (Full article...)

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Precious again --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:31, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

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)

March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
  • Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
  • The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.

I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!

--Dom497

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The Bugle: Issue XCV, February 2014[edit]

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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)

GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive[edit]

The March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on April 1, 2014! Sent by Dom497 on behalf of MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: 1st Provisional Marine Brigade[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of 1st Provisional Marine Brigade know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on March 15, 2014. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/March 15, 2014. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

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The 1st Provisional Marine Brigade was an ad-hoc unit of the United States Marine Corps (Marine Corps logo pictured) that existed periodically from 1912 to 1950. Formed for specific operations and not considered a "permanent" unit, the brigade saw five brief activations for service over forty years. First created for duty in Cuba following a 1912 revolution, it was next activated in 1941 when it was hastily constructed from the 6th Marine Regiment to garrison Iceland after the its occupation by British troops during World War II. The brigade participated in the Battle of Guam in the Pacific War, conducting an amphibious landing on the island and subduing resistance from Japanese troops. It was activated again in a brief organizational shift after the war. The brigade was hastily reformed in 1950 for service in the Korean War. It participated in a counterattack at Masan before reinforcing U.S. Army units during the Battle of Pusan Perimeter, and at the First and Second Battles of Naktong Bulge along the Naktong River. It was deactivated for the last time when it was merged with the 1st Marine Division. (Full article...)

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The Bugle: Issue XCVI, March 2014[edit]

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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)

The Bugle: Issue XCVII, April 2014[edit]

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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)

The Bugle: Issue XCVIII, May 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCIX, June 2014[edit]

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File:1SpaceBdeSSI.jpg[edit]

Someone asked about the source of this file you originally uploaded. Perhaps you can help? --MGA73 (talk) 06:18, 30 June 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)

Chaplain–Medic massacre[edit]

I imagine that it was hard to write Chaplain–Medic massacre, thank you for doing it, precious again, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:31, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue C, July 2014[edit]

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WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.

At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.

As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

Sent by Dom497--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CI, August 2014[edit]

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GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor

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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)

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WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

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The Bugle: Issue CII, September 2014[edit]

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William F. Dean signature[edit]

Just a note that I got to your request at WP:GL/ILL! Connormah (talk) 03:27, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

It looks great! Many thanks for your help sir! —Ed!(talk) 15:11, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 22:06, 23 September 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)

The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014, Redux[edit]

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The Freedom of speech Barnstar[edit]

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On behalf of WikiProject Freedom of speech, The Freedom of speech Barnstar is awarded to Ed!, for contributions related to expanding and improving the quality of articles on Wikipedia relevant to freedom of speech and censorship. Including recent most impressive efforts at Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier. From the participants at WikiProject Freedom of speech, thank you. — Cirt (talk) 21:00, 3 November 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)

The Bugle: Issue CIV, November 2014[edit]

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Precious again[edit]

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Korean War victims
Thank you for quality articles on the Korean War, especially the people involved, such as Jesse L. Brown, for the remarkable presentation of its history and people on your user page, for your GA reviews, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:41, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 324th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:02, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for today's slapping accident! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:35, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

.. and today's George S. Patton --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:35, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

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Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

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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.

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Voting for the Military historian and Military newcomer of the year now open![edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CV, December 2014[edit]

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Happy Holidays[edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. - Ealdgyth - Talk 15:02, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

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.

Remember that only the top 64 scoring competitors will make it through to the second round, and one of the new changes this year is that all scores must be claimed within two weeks of an article's promotion or appearance, so don't forget to add them to your submissions pages! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAN, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages. Good luck! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs)
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Your GA nomination of Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier[edit]

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As a side note, since Ed unfortunately doesn't seem to edit much anymore, would anyone talk page stalkers be willing to step in the make the few changes? I'm fine leaving it on hold until he returns, I just don't want to end up forgetting about it. Wizardman 23:08, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CVI, January 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CVII, February 2015[edit]

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Patton death section excision[edit]

Greetings, @Ed!: I saw your discussion with User:Hengistmate on the Talk page about possibly eliminating the passage indicating Patton never complained about the pain from spinal traction. I guess I didn't get to weigh in in time. I don't see it as irrelevant at all: it is descriptive of Patton's apparent condition, and indicative of how the man handled it. He didn't complain; that reflects who is was. We can only guess at how much or little pain he was in, but we do know only what was...excised. It belongs in the article. All best. Yours, Wikiuser100 (talk) 05:07, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Hello there. Since this is a discussion about the content of the article on George S. Patton Jr., I should have thought that the correct place for it was the Talk Page connected to the article. A separate approach to an individual "editor" is most unusual. I shall copy the conversation to the Talk Page, and we can take it from there. Hengistmate (talk) 08:11, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

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!

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. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email)

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The Bugle: Issue CVIII, March 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIX, April 2015[edit]

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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) 16:31, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CX, May 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXI, June 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXII, July 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXIII, August 2015[edit]

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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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File:Image-20th EN BDE.PNG listed for deletion[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXIV, September 2015[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 29 September. Yours, Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:21, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXV, October 2015[edit]

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File:807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) (emblem).gif listed for discussion[edit]

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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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The Bugle: Issue CXVI, November 2015[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Nominations for the Military history WikiProject historian and newcomer of the year awards now open![edit]

On behalf of the Military history WikiProject's Coordinators, we would like to extend an invitation to nominate deserving editors for the 2015 Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year awards. The nomination period will run from 7 December to 23:59 13 December, with the election phase running from 14 December to 23:59 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:05, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

It's that season again...[edit]

Saturnalia by Antoine Callet.jpg Happy Saturnalia
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 17:24, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

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)

The Bugle: Issue CXVII, December 2015[edit]

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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.

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The Bugle: Issue CXVIII, January 2016[edit]

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/February 27, 2016[edit]

Hi Ed. A summary of a Featured Article you nominated at WP:FAC will appear on the Main Page soon. It mostly follows the lead section; how does it look? - Dank (push to talk) 16:04, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Looks great! Thanks for the notification, Dank. —Ed!(talk) 16:11, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXIX, February 2016[edit]

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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)

The Bugle: Issue CXX, March 2016[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXI, April 2016[edit]

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WikiCup 2016 May newsletter[edit]

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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) 03:00, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXII, May–June 2016[edit]

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 28, 2016[edit]

Hi Ed, I'll be working on this TFA tomorrow. You nominated the article at WP:FAC. - Dank (push to talk) 02:43, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Ah, fantastic! Let me know if there is anything I can do. —Ed!(talk) 13:47, 10 June 2016 (UTC)
Okay, I'm close to the limit so I can't add anything ... but I can add and subtract if necessary. How does that look? - Dank (push to talk) 18:00, 10 June 2016 (UTC)
Well, I would say the hook focuses a lot on the incidents themselves, when I would say the real story was the public perceptions and how it impacted plans for the invasion of Europe. My one point would be to focus a bit more on that. —Ed!(talk) 13:58, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
I ran this by Milhist at WT:MIL#Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 28, 2016. What sentence or phrase are you thinking of dropping? We're already running a little long. Part of my thinking is that the Patton article is also a FA that hasn't been to TFA yet; if any readers get a distorted view from this TFA, we can show the whole picture in the next one. If that's a problem that needs fixing, I'll ask Brian and Chris to run Patton at TFA sooner rather than later. - Dank (push to talk) 14:13, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
I'd personally take this out and replace it with something shorter:

On 3 August 1943, during the Sicily Campaign of World War II, Patton struck, kicked and berated a soldier he found at an evacuation hospital with no apparent injuries, for being "gutless"; in fact, the soldier had malaria with a temperature of 102.2 °F (39.0 °C). Patton struck another soldier complaining of "nerves" at another hospital seven days later and threatened him with a pistol for being a "whimpering coward"; in fact, the soldier had been begging to rejoin his unit. Both soldiers suffered from what is now known as post-traumatic stress disorder.

Something more like this, which more briefly glosses on the incidents themselves so we can focus more on the impact they had on his military career:

In two incidents in early August 1943, Patton struck and berated soldiers at medical evacuation hospitals behind the lines who were without apparent physical injuries. Both soldiers suffered from what is now known as post-traumatic stress disorder.

Hate to unilaterally put this opinion on the TFA, let me know if you think it might be better. If it's short now, I would add a sentence mentioning how higher-ups thought this demonstrated his problems with impulsiveness, which had always played into their decisions on where he would lead during the final European campaign. —Ed!(talk) 14:27, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Replied at WT:MIL. - Dank (push to talk) 14:45, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXIII, July 2016[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIV, August 2016[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXV, September 2016[edit]

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Military history WikiProject coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from the Military history WikiProject! Elections for the Military history WikiProject Coordinators are currently underway, and as a member of the WikiProject you are cordially invited to take part by casting your vote(s) for the candidates on the election page. This year's election will conclude at 23:59 UTC 23 September. For the Coordinators, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:01, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXVI, October 2016[edit]

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Asian 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Asia/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge and Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like South East Asia, Japan/China or India etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. At some stage we hope to run some contests to benefit Asian content, a destubathon perhaps, aimed at reducing the stub count would be a good place to start, based on the current Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon which has produced near 200 articles in just three days. If you would like to see this happening for Asia, and see potential in this attracting more interest and editors for the country/countries you work on please sign up and being contributing to the challenge! This is a way we can target every country of Asia, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant! Thank you. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:55, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 11, 2016[edit]

As promised. I'm now scheduling some TFAs ... just in time, too, I noticed Patton's birthday coming up, and I think it's only fair to balance out the somewhat negative TFA on him that we ran in June, before the year is up. I'll get to the TFA text later today. - Dank (push to talk) 18:36, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Sounds good! Just ping me if I'm needed--I don't regularly check back on WP but edits on my talk page get emailed to me. —Ed!(talk) 18:41, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Also see WT:MIL#Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 11, 2016. - Dank (push to talk) 18:46, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
Hi Ed, great to see you back -- per the discussion link above, in the last week or so I've jettisoned about 5,000 bytes worth of bloat added post-FAC, and tidied up some refs and wording, but it wouldn't hurt for you to give it the once-over before Nov 11. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 21:07, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
You rock, Ian. - Dank (push to talk) 21:20, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! Took a look--it's much improved. —Ed!(talk) 14:15, 8 November 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)

Interview invitation from a Wikipedia researcher in University of Minnesota[edit]

Hi Ed,

I am Bowen Yu, a Ph.D. student from GroupLens Research at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Currently, we are undertaking a study about turnover (editors leaving and joining) in WikiProjects within Wikipedia. We are trying to understand the effects of member turnovers in the WikiProject group, in terms of the group performance and member interaction, with a purpose of learning how to build successful online communities in future. More details about our project can be found on this meta-wiki page.

I would like to invite you for an interview if you are interested in our study and willing to share your experience with us. The interview will be about 30 - 45 minutes via either Skype or Google Hangout. You will receive a $10 gift card as compensation afterwards.

Please reach me at bowen@cs.umn.edu if you are interested or have any questions.

Thank you,

Bowen

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The Bugle: Issue CXXVII, November 2016[edit]

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Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 Challenge[edit]

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Ed!. 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)

The Bugle: Issue CXXVIII, December 2016[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).

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)

Happy Saturnalia![edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 01:38, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Voting for the Military history WikiProject Historian and Newcomer of the Year is ending soon![edit]

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Time is running out to voting for the Military Historian and Newcomer of the year! If you have not yet cast a vote, please consider doing so soon. The voting will end on 31 December at 23:59 UTC, with the presentation of the awards to the winners and runners up to occur on 1 January 2017. For the Military history WikiProject Coordinators, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:02, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIX, January 2017[edit]

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