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DYK for Caldey Island

Gatoclass 00:04, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre Opens June 19

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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) 00:36, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Cotton production in the United States

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:04, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Gulf of Cazones

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 11:04, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 12 June 2013

Hans Adolph Buchdahl

Could you patroll this article for me? It was reviewed by other users with correcting errors, words and grammar. Thank! Earthandmoon (talk) 04:39, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

 Done I reviewed, he seems to be WP:NOTABLE, and I also made of couple of small changes. He seems like an interesting man, so thank you for bringing this to my attention.--Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 17:02, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

A beer for you!

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thanks for your reviews of James Chadwick and Mark Oliphant. I realise that these were fairly hefty articles. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:21, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
No problem, they were two interesting physicists I knew little about prior to the review, and I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about them.--Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 21:27, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Barnstar of Integrity

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For your support during the recent unpleasantness. PumpkinSky talk 22:22, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. Whilst your comment may have been incivil, it was in no way block-worthy and quite frankly, the idea of digging up diffs from 2011 to justify a block now in 2013 is ridiculous. The whole premise of the "Hall of Lame" is quite frankly far more insulting to several editors than an off-the-cuff comment.--Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 22:36, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
I agree.PumpkinSky talk 22:38, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Paris GAN

I have put the GA review on hold: see Talk:Paris/GA1 It would be a great pity if this fine article were to be turned down for the want of citations. Tim riley (talk) 15:35, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Recruitment Centre Now Open

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) 18:58, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Ok, so there's been a minor change in plans. Instead of asking a recruitee to be their recruiter, wait for them to message you and then accept or decline (accepting is preferable).--Dom497 (talk) 23:49, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Eagle Peak

Hi Gildi, can you remove the ? by yours and MONGO's names in the table once you've finished on it. I wasn't sure if you'd finished or not!♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 19:22, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Haha it's Twm :) Yeah ok, I'll nom it now, it has to be done this evening and if Rosie wants to work on it she can add her name to the credits.--Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 19:33, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Give it a few hours, I'm sure Rosie will complete her edits before the deadline..♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 19:41, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Template:Did you know nominations/Eagle Peak (Wyoming) at the Did You Know nominations page is not complete; see step 3 of the nomination procedure. If you do not want to continue with the nomination, tag the nomination page with {{db-g7}}, or ask a DYK admin. Thank you. DYKHousekeepingBot (talk) 20:37, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 19 June 2013

Please comment on Talk:Flickr

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History2007 and religion guidelines

Thanks for the response. And, by the way, I suppose I should have contacted you about the proposed guidelines as well, along with a number of other people. Previous attempts to draft some sort of guidelines were quickly hijacked and derailed, though, which is why I have initially tried to limit the early discussion of drafts to only a few people, most of whom I think can be trusted to me more or less on topic for a while. But, come the end of the week, if there is any sort of real productive discussion, I hope that we can have at least some of the draft material submitted for broader review, and maybe, for the first time, have some sort of indications of what might be the better ways to construct articles. If you do have anything you feel you want to add, of course, please feel free to do so. John Carter (talk) 21:40, 23 June 2013 (UTC)


Thanks again for reviewing Burns, Oregon. If you ever again need copyediting, proofing, a peer review, or other help, just give me a buzz. Finetooth (talk) 22:36, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

No problem. I can see myself being tied up with improving Paris for the near future, but beyond that if you want a review, official or otherwise, on any of your work, don't hesitate to drop me a note.--Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 22:47, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Golden Lion (Fulham public house)

Gatoclass 08:13, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 26 June 2013

My Grover Cleveland DYK? Nomination

I responded to your comments and concerns here--Template:Did you know nominations/Grover Cleveland Presidential campaign, 1888. Please respond back to me whenever you are able to. It should only take a minute or so for you to respond back to me. Thank you very much. Futurist110 (talk) 21:46, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

 Done Face-smile.svg --Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 22:00, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much. I've got a question--are you able to quickly review these two DYK? nominations of mine--Template:Did you know nominations/Hansi Brand and Template:Did you know nominations/Julia Sand? You can review only one (or none) of them if you want to, but they should be pretty quick to review, since I already made a lot of positive changes for both of these DYK? nominations. If you want me to review any of your DYK? nominations, please let me know and I will do so. Thank you very much. Futurist110 (talk) 02:10, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
I have reviewed both of them. Face-smile.svg --Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 22:00, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
Merci beaucoup! I have fixed Hansi Brand's article for her DYK? nomination by now, and I'll fix Julia Sand's article tomorrow. Futurist110 (talk) 08:25, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
OK, I have now fixed Julia Sand's article. For the record, you can make some additional changes to it if you want to. Futurist110 (talk) 01:01, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
One more thing--I really hate to be a "nuisance," but can you please review this DYK? nomination of mine as well?--Template:Did you know nominations/Robert Alexander Early. It should be good enough right now, so it should only take a minute. For the record, considering how much you have been helping me by reviewing my DYK? nominations, I will give you a Wikipedia Barnstar Award if you review this early for Robert A. Early as well. Thank you very much. Futurist110 (talk) 01:16, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, Futurist110, I must have missed this one.--Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 18:47, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
That's fine. Don't worry about it. :) I already got someone else to review it a while back. Have a good day and take care. Futurist110 (talk) 22:29, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter (July 2013)

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July 2013

From the Editor

Welcome to the July 2013 issue of Ichthus. We focus on the chronology of Jesus, as well as looking back at the project content improved over the last month.

WP:X has gained another Featured Article, Gospel of the Ebionites, by Ignocrates. The Gospel of the Ebionites is the name scholars give to an apocryphal gospel that supposedly belonged to a sect known as the Ebionites. It consists of seven short quotations discovered in a heresiology known as the Panarion, written by Epiphanius of Salamis, and its original title remains unknown. The text is a gospel harmony composed in Greek, and is believed to have been written during the middle of the 2nd century.

St Mihangel's Church, Llanfihangel yn Nhowyn was promoted to Good Article status, as was two other welsh churches, St Enghenedl's Church, Llanynghenedl, and St Peter's Church, Llanbedrgoch.

The main page also featured several DYK hooks for articles in our project, namely Bob Fu, List of places of worship in Tandridge (district), Catholic Press, Garendon Abbey, St. John's Episcopal Church (Jersey City, New Jersey), Pargev Martirosyan, Praskvica Monastery, Heather Preceptory, St. Augustin, Coburg, Longleat Priory, St Mihangel's Church, Llanfihangel yn Nhowyn, St Enghenedl's Church, Llanynghenedl, Christianization of Moravia, Christianization of Bohemia, Repton Abbey, St Peter's Church, Llanbedrgoch, Medingen Abbey, Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, St. James on-the-Lines, and Leopold Karl von Kollonitsch.

Church of the month

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St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery is part of Saint Sophia's Cathedral, Kiev in Ukraine. It is a functioning monastery that dates back to the Middle Ages.

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 367 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Newchildrenofthealmighty, Evenssteven, Kerna96, and FutureTrillionaire. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.

Focus on...

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When did Jesus live? When did he die? How do we know? We do, in fact, have excellent information about the time intervals for the life and death of Jesus. As in other people who lived and died in the first century, this gives an approximate date range, but still, give or take 3-4 years and we have pretty good estimates confirmed by a number of really diverse sources, ranging from inscriptions in Delphi to Roman and Jewish sources. The Chronology of Jesus article discusses how a wide variety of Christian, Jewish and Roman sources are used to establish the time-frame for the life and death of Jesus.

And all of his data fits together. For instance, the chronology of Paul had been discussed based on the Book of Acts long ago, then the Delphi Inscription is found in the 20th century in the Temple of Apollo. And guess what.. it confirms it and totally dates his trial in Corinth, which helps reaffirm the date of the crucifixion of Jesus. The same date range is independently estimated from the writings of Josephus on the Baptist's death. And it fits Isaac Newton's astronomical models for the crucifixion date as well as the independent lunar calculations of Humphreys. As that article shows, all these dates just fit together.

From the bookshelf

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Chronos, kairos, Christos: nativity and chronological studies edited by J. Vardaman, E. M. Yamauchi 1989 ISBN 0-931464-50-1

This two volume book (with a very apt title) is gem-filled with scholarly research. Paul Maier's article in the first volume is a classic study on the chronology of Jesus and provides a useful summary of a number of issues.

Did you know...

This month (July) contains the feast days of Mary Magdalene, and James, son of Zebedee.

Help requests
Please let us know if there are any particular areas, either individual articles or topics, which you believe would benefit from outside help from a variety of other editors. We will try to include such requests in future issues.

Ichthus is published by WikiProject Christianity.
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EdwardsBot (talk)20:53, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

This issue was distributed on behalf of Gilderien, current editor of the Ichthus, at 20:53, 30 June 2013 (UTC). Comments and other feedback are always welcome at his talk page.

Double edit at WP:HD

I think you clicked "save" twice in rapid succession. I'm going to attempt to do the same here with this message. Nyttend (talk) 20:59, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Double edits, again

I clicked three times really quickly, but only one edit appeared. Trying again more slowly. Nyttend (talk) 21:00, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

That didn't work; I got an edit conflict, so my guess was clearly incorrect. Nyttend (talk) 21:02, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion - I have had double-posts on other websites before, but not on WP.--Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 21:07, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 June newsletter

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) 10:18, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 July 2013