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WikiCup 2012 September newsletter


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

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

The planning for next year's WikiCup is ongoing. Some straw polls have been opened concerning the scoring, and you can now sign up for next year's competition. As ever, if you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) J Milburn (talk) 19:53, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 01 October 2012

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter - October 2012

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GOCE September 2012 drive wrap-up

Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 41 people who signed up this drive, 28 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing July, August, September and October 2011 from the backlog. This means that, for the first time since the drives began, the backlog is less than a year. At least 677 tagged articles were copy edited, although 365 new ones were added during the month. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2341 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 54 requests outstanding before September 2012 as well as eight of those made in September.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the August 2012 competition, and prizes will be issued soon. The September 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The October 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

– Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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Hello, Fox. You have new messages at Wikipedia_talk:Teahouse/Host_lounge.
Message added 00:04, 5 October 2012 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

SarahStierch (talk) 00:04, 5 October 2012 (UTC)


I noticed you blocked him in Sept. but his previous edits were Feb., 7 months before, so not sure what the harassment was or where to find in order to review the unblock request. A note there and a ping on my talk page would be helpful. Dennis Brown - © Join WER 02:04, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi Dennis. OTRS got a complaint from the victim of the attack page (see ticket 2012090910001112) and so I simply prevented the user from recreating it by blocking them. Apologies for the confusion. — foxj 11:36, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
No problem. The talk page was bizarre, but I figured that alone would have garnered a strong warning only for a single event, but the OTRS makes sense and adds the final piece of the puzzle, thanks. Dennis Brown - © Join WER 12:14, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, it's all a bit weird :) But the OTRS thing sort of proves this is a personal feud that's spilled onto Wikipedia. — foxj 12:19, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and revoked talk page access. Since he re-added the material that seems to have played a role in the original block. He can use UTRS, although I don't see that he has ever done much to build an encyclopedia here. Dennis Brown - © Join WER 12:23, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
Good shout. I thought (hoped) we'd seen the end of this... But yes, he's quite obviously not here to be constructive. — foxj 12:26, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

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GOCE fall newsletter

Fall Events from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The October 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best October copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • Voting is in progress for the September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
  • NEW!! In the week from Sunday 21 October to Saturday 27 October, we are holding a Project Blitz, in which we will copy edit articles tagged with {{copyedit}} belonging to selected project(s). For the first blitz, we'll start with WikiProject Olympics and WikiProject Albums and add more Projects to the blitz as we clear them. The blitz works much like our bimonthly drives, but a bit simpler. Everyone is welcome to take part, and barnstars will be awarded.
  • November 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on November 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in 2011 and to complete all requests placed before the end of October. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
>>> Blitz sign-up <<<         >>> Drive sign-up <<<

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The Signpost: 22 October 2012

Thank You for deleting the pages I wanted to get rid off them Harro774 (talk) 17:08, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your help! Bye, AndreaFox Knock here... 15:26, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

No problem! — foxj 15:31, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Mercyhurst edits

Please stop adding content to our page regarding William Garvey.

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marpubrel (talkcontribs) 18:10, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

It is not "your" article. — — foxj 18:14, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
See WP:OWN. Alex J Fox(Talk)(Contribs) 18:14, 29 October 2012 (UTC)


I've not been on here in a very long time. Do you still edit? You've changed your username again! --steelersfan_uk06 time4ring7 21:06, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 October 2012