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WikiCup 2011 September newsletter

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We are on this year's home straight, with less than a month to go until the winner of the 2011 WikiCup will be decided. The fight for first place is currently being contested by Principality of Sealand Miyagawa (submissions), Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions) and Australia Sp33dyphil (submissions), all of whom have over 200 points. This round has already seen multiple featured articles (1991 Atlantic hurricane season from Hurricanehink and Northrop YF-23 from Sp33dyphil) and a double-scoring featured list (Miyagawa's 1948 Summer Olympics medal table). The scores will likely increase far further before the end of the round on October 31 as everyone ups their pace. There is not much more to say- thoughts about next year's competition are welcome on the WikiCup talk page or the scoring talk page, and signups will open once a few things have been sorted out.

If you are concerned that your nomination, be it at good article candidates, a featured process or anywhere else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, 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, or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 12:35, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Thank you for assisting me on IRC tonight; your help is greatly appreciated. I was going to give you a kitten, but I'm afraid you'd eat it. MJ94 (talk) 06:21, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

What does that add?

Um... I don't know; maybe it tells people what the "AFL" is for the 99% of people who don't know what it is. -- tariqabjotu 08:24, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Dave1185...

...was commenting on a troll who was screwing around with my user page. Your block threat aimed at Dave1185 was out of line. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 11:43, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

JS update

Can you apply the fix you applied at User:Dr pda/prosesize.js also to User:Dr pda/prosesizebytes.js? The "bytes" version displays only in bytes, not in kilobytes. Thanks! --Lexein (talk) 18:49, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Done. Shubinator (talk) 21:51, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

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A fox, for you.

As promised...

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Tom Morris (talk) 09:08, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Goldblooded (talk · contribs)

Have we stopped discussing unblocks with the blocking admin now? Spartaz Humbug! 14:34, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

  • *cough* This has been policy for Yoinks *cough* Are you implying that my block was obviously wrong? Spartaz Humbug! 15:09, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
    • I'm far from persuaded by the unblock request given the petulance and attitude shown in yesterday's request. That's a massive volte face in one day and I would have explored the commitment to the fine words before considering an unblock. It smelled strongly of being said for the sake of the unblock. Also, I seriously suggest you re-read the blocking policy if you are considering acting alone again. It always helps for blocks and unblocks to be done in the full appreciation of what the policy actually is... Spartaz Humbug! 16:01, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
      • I just noticed This which your unblock seems to have superceeded. Spartaz Humbug! 16:55, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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As i said on my page , Thanks for reviewing my request, I will assure you it wont be in vain :) However; i oversaw your conversation with Spartaz; does that mean im going to be blocked again? :( Goldblooded (talk) 15:32, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

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IRC

Per your quit message, your DYK was reviewed. --10:48, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Guilt and I have a good relationship. :) Besides, you helped improve an article I had nommed for DYK. Easy enough to return the favour. Next time, ask me and I can try. :) Your article was pretty damned impressive and had a lot of work. Definitely looks like it deserves the GA nomination. --LauraHale (talk) 11:07, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

The slightest amount of guilt in my direction and I can be urged to help. Sometimes. And any help is appreciated. :) I tend to write like articles very bullet point fact, bullet point fact, bullet point fact. I find a source and jam all the information I can from it into an article. My writing has issues with being smooth and flowing. If your article was related to sport, I'd be tempted to do the GA... because I did Rugby union, but not for a video game one where I can't tell looking at sources what is reliable and not. :) --LauraHale (talk) 11:15, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Since you clearly love sport as people with vertigo routinely base jump and jump out of planes and generally do all sorts of fun things at night, I recommend you do a peer review of Canberra Roller Derby League. :) LauraHale (talk) 11:25, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

RE: The List, Inc.

hey its kisuke from #wikipedia-en on that article i asked you to look at the deletion records for me, creating editor is kicking up a fuss, thought id give you a heads up, seeing as you may be asked about it here in the near future kthxbai Keastes know thyself 18:44, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

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E-mail

Hi Fox, I sent you an e-mail about a week ago. Have you seen it yet? Thanks. Acalamari 14:07, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! Acalamari 22:46, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Serbian villages

Nothing but browser tabs. If you really want to know I have a draft at User:Jaguar/Sandbox/3 and I copy and paste that using {{subst:PAGENAME}} in the articles. I go to List of places in Serbia and click all of the red links and use the browser tabs to create articles. Don't worry about the references, I have already discussed this with a sysop and we both agreed I can create any number of articles as long as they have a suitable reference. The discussion is on my talk page. Regards Jaguar (talk) 16:40, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Joe Danger

Hi. I commented again on that DYK nom page. --Orlady (talk) 12:42, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Joe Danger

The DYK project (nominate) 12:03, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Joe Danger: The Movie

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help for speedy delete: Kent Holtorf

Hi Fox. I have been in communication with Pesky on this also, as I think she originally flagged the article for deletion. I want to revise and repost but am trying to get to the bottom of what went wrong. I was modeling my article after another doctor page and maybe that was my oops (Joseph Mercola). Anywho, mine was deleted for being promotional and coming off like advertising. Which is truly not my purpose. I thought I'd rendered it neutral in tone. Pesky indicated I had too many references that were written directly by Holtorf himself. I counted my ratio to be 10 direct sources sited vs. 16 secondary sources sited. To compare, Mercola's page has 14 direct vs. 32 secondary. Not too different. How can I clean this up to qualify as encyclopedic? Your help would be greatly appreciated! 98.196.101.245 (talk) 17:16, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi there, sorry I've taken a while to respond to this. Respectfully, citing almost purely the man's own work in an article which sounds almost résumé-style is not the route to take. What you want to do is establish notability without leaning too far in one direction. A good guide is available here if you like, and that is literally all you need. I'll happily assist with other concerns. — Joseph Fox 12:12, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

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