User talk:Harrias

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78.26's RFA Appreciation award[edit]

Thank-you-word-cloud.jpg The 78.26 RFA Appreciation award
Thank you for the participation and support at my RFA. It is truly appreciated. I hope to be of further help around here, and if you see me doing something dumb, you know where to find me. Again, I thank you. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 24:57, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Ian Botham[edit]

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Sorry about that. They look alike to me. :) Is Ian Botham okay now? Best, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 23:18, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

March 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. It would have been 5 points, but when a late entrant was permitted to join the contest in February, a promise was made that his inclusion would not result in the exclusion of any other competitor. To achieve this, the six entrants that had the lowest positive score of 4 points have been added to the 64 people who otherwise would have qualified. As a result, some of the groups have nine contestants rather than eight. Our top four scorers in round 1 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, last year's winner, led the field with two featured articles on birds and a total score of 674.
  • European Union Iry-Hor, a WikiCup newcomer, came next with a featured article, a good article and a tally of 282 bonus points for a score of 517. All these points came from the article Nyuserre Ini, an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh,
  • Japan 1989, another WikiCup newcomer, was in joint third place at 240. 1989 has claimed points for two featured lists and one good article relating to anime and comedy series, all of which were awarded bonus points.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 shared third place with five good articles and thirteen good article reviews, mostly on naval vessels. He is also new to the competition.

The largest number of DYKs have been submitted by Vivvt and The C of E, who each claimed for seven, and MBlaze Lightning achieved eight articles at ITN. Carbrera and Peacemaker67 each claimed for five GAs and Krishna Chaitanya Velaga was well out in front for GARs, having reviewed 32. No featured pictures, featured topics or good topics yet, but we have achieved three featured articles and a splendid total of fifty good articles.

So, on to the second round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2. 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 a good article candidate, a featured process, or anything 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. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 13:52, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Re: DYK[edit]

Thank you for restoring the tick. I hope my response, which was a bit more biting than I intended, does not put you off from doing the important quality assurance work that is certainly needed at DYK. For reasons I won't get into, it's fairly important to be somewhat critical when an "error" is reported. Often, the error is more perceived than actual. When in doubt, pinging the nominator and/or author is always helpful. If they don't respond in a few hours, sure, pull the hook as a precaution, but giving someone a chance to respond greatly reduces the errors in fixing errors.

@BU Rob13: Once a potential dodgy hook is in a queue, the problem is that no action results in it ending up on the main page still potentially dodgy. It is always better to be over cautious than to hope that things get fixed in time, so I would prefer to make this sort of mistake again than ping someone and then it get missed. As I said, I'm sorry that in this case I acted on the report without thinking it through. In most British sports, because contracts are signed from a young age, a player talking to someone from a team they then moved to would be very improper (indeed, has led to some hefty fines for clubs in the past), and that clouded my thinking. Harrias talk 11:22, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Bill Roe (cricketer)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Bill Roe (cricketer) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Kaiser matias -- Kaiser matias (talk) 18:21, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

A. Amaranath[edit]

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