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WikiCup 2013 January newsletter


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) 00:25, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter - February 2013

In This Issue

RfA: thank you for your support

Greengreen, thank you for your support during my recent RfA. Your willingness to do your own homework, amidst much sound and fury at the end, meant a great deal to me. Warm regards, Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 14:47, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the message. It's unfortunate that you didn't pass, but I sure hope you're proud of the fact that you got over 2:1 in the support:oppose ratio. You have clearly done fantastic work on the project, and hopefully you'll pass next time. Regards, Greengreengreenred 23:00, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

[This wasn't made by the original commenter, just for my formatting purposes]

Hi. Thanks for taking the time to advise me on that point. I was editing Thunderstorms article.IraChesterfield (talk) 03:09, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

No problem. Happy editing! Greengreengreenred 03:10, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata and Interwiki links


You are receiving this as you have recently deleted an interwiki link on a page that is not currently on Wikidata.

Please either make sure ALL links are on Wikidata before removing them OR leave the removal of interwiki links to bots.

·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:35, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

My sincerest apologies. I will, from now on, refrain from removing interwiki links. Greengreengreenred 00:42, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
If you do ever want to remove then just make sure that they can be found on Wikipedia:Wikidata first, and if they can't be found there you can always add them! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:59, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
I'll make sure to do that next time. Thank you for the information. Greengreengreenred 01:04, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
No problem! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:27, 19 February 2013 (UTC)


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February 2013

Hello, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. I noticed that you recently added commentary to an article, Talk:Spokane, Washington. While Wikipedia welcomes editors' opinions on an article and how it could be changed, these comments are more appropriate for the article's accompanying talk page. If you post your comments there, other editors working on the same article will notice and respond to them, and your comments will not disrupt the flow of the article. However, keep in mind that even on the talk page of an article, you should limit your discussion to improving the article. Article talk pages are not the place to discuss opinions of the subject of articles, nor are such pages a forum. Thank you. Gtwfan52 (talk) 03:43, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

I wasn't attempting to use the talk page as a forum. Rather, I was trying to discern whether the party to which David Condon is affiliated should be changed. I apologize for how the message appeared. Greengreengreenred 03:51, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
Wait a minute... I did post the question to the talk page. So why did I get this message? Greengreengreenred 04:22, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
OMG! I am so sorry. You are absolutely correct. I will promptly strike the above, and go back and see if I can contribute to the discussion. My bad, all the way! Gtwfan52 (talk) 04:52, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
Oh, it's alright. We've all made our share of mistakes. :) Greengreengreenred 04:55, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

No need for MfD

The page User:HD 140283: Revision history doesnt need to go through MfD. In the future you can just tag it with {db-author} template and it will be speedy deleted. I have added the tag. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 21:11, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for this information. I will remember to do so next time. :) Greengreengreenred 21:37, 24 February 2013 (UTC)


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Thanks for the Kepler-37b article

I spend all my time doing music articles that I found myself by accident on the Kepler-37b article you started and remembered how much I like astronomy. It also had be thinking about Kuhn's theory of paradigm shifts in science and his induction theories which is something I've not thought about in over 25 years (not an expert anyway). So thanks for the tap on the grey matter - it sounds a little less wooden than yesterday.

Sluffs (talk) 02:44, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

No problem! I'm glad you so well enjoyed it! Greengreengreenred 03:34, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 February 2013

DYK for HD 140283

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:02, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Just a quick message to say well done on the DYK article. I never even knew that you could tell the age of a star so I have learnt something. The article is written brilliantly and is easy for anyone (even me!) to understand. You clearly have lots of very useful knowledge so I hope you continue to write articles. (P.S. I want sources for your comment on your user page about being able to recite 64 didgits of Pi from memory!) :P Well done.. Staceydolxx (talk) 17:54, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! Greengreengreenred 22:59, 28 February 2013 (UTC)