For your tireless work in bringing Metroid Prime to FA status. And even though I nominated it, you get 99% of the FA star! Congratulations! Judgesurreal777  01:56, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks again for all your hard work on Never Say Never Again to get it over the line for GA status!  As always it's been great working with you again.  I'm going to see what I can do for Casino Royale (Climax!), but I'm not sure there is enough information out there to get it to GA status, but I think we have to try!  SchroCat ^ @ 15:35, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
Fantastic news on the Bond Good Topics—here's hoping to the same on the novels, once the list goes through FLN procedure!  SchroCat ^ @ 08:37, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Igordebraga for helping to promote Only Happy When It Rains to Good Article status. Please accept this little sign of appreciation and goodwill from me, because you deserve it. Keep it up, and give someone a pat on the back today. -- Sp33dyphil 01:11, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
For your significant contributions that helped promote X-Men: First Class to good article status. Jhenderson777 19:30, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
For your contributions in getting Synchrony (The X-Files) to Good Article status. -- Khazar2  23:27, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
For your contributions to bring Crimewave to Good Article status. Thanks, and keep up the good work! -- Khazar2 12:52, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
For your contributions to bring Jaws (film) (estimated annual readership: 1,146,000) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 13:20, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
For your contributions to bring Inception (estimated annual readership: 2,096,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. --Khazar2 15:23, 9 September 2013
Thanks for your improvements to G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and helping get it to GA status! Fortdj33  23:37, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
Fantastic work (again) on Goldfinger: we're now GA listed again!  Thanks very much for all your hard work and invaluable input, without which we would not have got anywhere near GA!  Schrodinger's cat is alive ^ @ 12:57, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
For your contributions to bring The Lion King (estimated annual readership: 1,689,248) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! -- Bobnorwal 23:41, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
For making X-Men: The Last Stand a GA! Kailash29792 05:20, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
quality over quantity Thank you, user from Brazil, for your contributions to quality articles on games, film and music, such as Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Inception and The Lion King, for featured topics, list and reviews, for "quality over quantity", - you are an awesome Wikipedian! --Gerda Arendt 10:17, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
Igor - for the third time, thanks again for all your help, this time with On Her Majesty's Secret Service, which is now a GA-listed article again.  Without your hard work and invaluable input we wouldn't have made it.  Thanks again - and on to MWTGG! Gavin  Schrodinger's cat is alive ^ @ 21:15, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
Igor - for the third time, thanks again for all your help, this time with On Her Majesty's Secret Service, which is now a GA-listed article again.  Without your hard work and invaluable input we wouldn't have made it.  Thanks again - and on to MWTGG! Gavin  Schrodinger's cat is alive ^ @ 21:15, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
Here's to you, Igor! For aiding me through the storm of a reassessment! The next (or two) review(s) by Tbhotch will be the final before the reassessment ends! Be sure to help aid me for the article! Fanaction2031 07:25, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
Once again, User: Igordebraga, thanks for all your work on The Man with the Golden Gun: this article would not have got to GA Status without all your efforts. Schrodinger's cat is alive ^ @ 21:15, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
Once again, User: Igordebraga, thanks for all your work on The Man with the Golden Gun: this article would not have got to GA Status without all your efforts. Schrodinger's cat is alive ^ @ 21:15, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
Once again a thousand thanks for all your input on the FYEO article - a great three person team we have going here!  Only LTK (now a GAN) and NSNA to go for the full house!  Thanks again.... SchroCat ^ @ 08:17, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
For your work on Wario, and helping get it to GA status! Thank you very much! Nathan2055 00:41, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2015 launch newsletter[edit]

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Round one of the 2015 WikiCup has begun! So far we've had around 80 signups, which close on February 5. If you have not already signed up and want to do so, then you can add your name here. There have been changes to to several of the points scores for various categories, and the addition of Peer Reviews for the first time. These will work in the same manner as Good Article Reviews, and all of the changes are summarised here.

Remember that only the top 64 scoring competitors will make it through to the second round, and one of the new changes this year is that all scores must be claimed within two weeks of an article's promotion or appearance, so don't forget to add them to your submissions pages! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAN, 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. Good luck! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs)
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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q4 2014[edit]

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Garbage and Version 2.0[edit]

I propose we both work on improving these two articles (or do it for me? kidding) before they get serious traffic after the (I just noticed) 20th anniversary of the debut. Whatdoyousay? Lapadite (talk) 03:51, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Igordebraga, I added you to the bannerspace of NYKOP. You can add yourself to BG's if you want (the other was not a question...lol). Lapadite (talk) 19:42, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Well, (noticing my older comments), I've abandoned research/work on Garbage articles for the time being, but emphatic thanks for shouldering it yerself.

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For your contributions to articles I watch, promotion of articles, and collaborative nature. Cheers. Lapadite (talk) 06:27, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Global account[edit]

Hi Igordebraga! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me on my talk page. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 16:06, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Jaws (novel)[edit]

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A very old claim you made on the Super Metroid article[edit]

@Igordebraga:I hope I'm not doing anything wrong by dredging this section back up from your Talk archive and pinging you, but man I'd really appreciate some sort of reply from you. Please, can I get any sort of response on this?

Hello, I know it's been a really long time for you, but this has been driving me nuts for a while now.

Way back in 2005 you made this edit concerning sales information for Super Metroid. Please, I simply must know where you obtained these numbers.

I frankly do not trust Andy Robinson's claim from GamesRadar that Super Metroid supposedly sold "poorly" in Japan, but more in North America and Europe, which has been cited in the current version of the article for some time now. I have tried to contact Robinson before to obtain his own source for his claim but he has never responded to any of my attempts. This claim doesn't jive with things I've read elsewhere before, and raw numbers from VGChartz directly contradict it--in fact Super Metroid seems to have sold better in Japan. This makes sense that Super Metroid didn't do as well in North America too, because Donkey Kong Country was released around the same time and likely stole some of its sales. I am aware that VGChartz is not considered a reliable source. However, what is interesting is that their numbers cited are very similar to the numbers you gave so long ago. I would really like to track down the root of your sales data to finally get rid of what I believe is an awful rumor that's been circulating around the internet ever since it was added to that Wikipedia article. If VGChartz isn't the only source that contradicts it then it becomes substantially more dubious.174.45.178.216 (talk) 00:20, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Version 2.0 RfC[edit]

Igordebraga, in case you're not a member of the Albums project or receive RfC alerts, there is one created on the talk page, if you'd like to weigh in. --Lapadite (talk) 14:41, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. 64 competitors made it into this round, and are now broken into eight groups of eight. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups. Round 1 saw some interesting work on some very important articles, with the round leader Australia Freikorp (submissions) owing most of his 622 points scored to a Featured Article on the 2001 film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which qualified for a times-two multiplier. This is a higher score than in previous years, as Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) had 500 points in 2014 at the end of round 1, and our very own judge, Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) led round 1 with 601 points in 2013.

In addition to Freikorp's work, some other important articles and pictures were improved during round one, here's a snapshot of a few of them:

You may also wish to know that The Core Contest is running through the month of March. Head there for further details - they even have actual prizes!

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. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email)

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Your GA nomination of Jaws (novel)[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Montreal Canadiens[edit]

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2015[edit]

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Happy Easter![edit]

All the best! "Carry me down, carry me down; carry me down into the wiki!" (talk) 01:55, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Montreal Canadiens[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Montreal Canadiens[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Brazil v Germany (2014 FIFA World Cup)[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Brazil v Germany (2014 FIFA World Cup)[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Brazil v Germany (2014 FIFA World Cup)[edit]

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2015[edit]

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q3 2015[edit]

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Metroid Prime[edit]

Since you seem to be one of the top experts on Metroid here, I'd like your opinion on this: The Gameplay section for Metroid Prime states that it has a large open-ended world and it's listed as an example in here: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/1902/game_design_essentials_20_open_.php?print=1. Can this be put into the open world category?Dohvahkiin (talk) 23:16, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Lithuania men's national basketball team[edit]

Hi, you have done a magnificent job improving the Lithuania men's national basketball team article grammar and structure. I think now the article really reached a higher level than just B-class. As there possibly is nothing more to add to it, maybe we should try with the FA nomination? I see you have experience in doing such procedures... What are your thoughts? -- Pofka (talk) 14:54, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Feedback request in Clube Atlético Mineiro[edit]

Hey Igor, how are you? I've significantly improved the Clube Atlético Mineiro article in the past few months, and it is currently listed for a peer review, in which fellow editor Parutakupiu made valuable comments and copy-editing. Roaming around Wikipedia, I saw you too are from Minas Gerais, and I'm here to ask your help with the article, either by complementing the peer review or just giving general tips about where it can be further improved. Originally I intended to nominate the article for GA, but Parutakupiu seems to think it can be FA material. Checking some FACs I'm not sure about that, and as I noticed you are an experienced user on both levels, I would like your opinion about it too, if it's not too much trouble. Cheers! Felipe Bini (talk) 18:47, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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A year ago, you were recipient no. 1033 of
Precious, a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:27, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were recipient no. 1033 of Precious! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:32, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Three years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:33, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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WikiCup 2016: Game On![edit]

We are about to enter the second week of the 2016 WikiCup. The most recent player to sign up brings the current total to 101 contestants. Signups close on 5 February. If you’re interested, you can join this year's WikiCup here.

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WikiCup 2016: Game On![edit]

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q4 2015[edit]

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A page you started (History of the Los Angeles Kings) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating History of the Los Angeles Kings, Igordebraga!

Wikipedia editor Denver20 just reviewed your page, and wrote this note for you:

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DYK nomination of History of the Los Angeles Kings[edit]

I'm afraid this nomination is ineligible as, having been split and copied from the Los Angeles Kings, it doesn't contain enough new text. Jolly Ω Janner 06:06, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Interview request[edit]

Hi Igordebraga, it's been a million years! I apologize for popping out of the blue to ask a sort of odd request, but I'm writing my MA thesis on Wikipedia, fandom, and canon. I was wondering if I could ask you a few (~10) questions about how fans aggregate and define "canon" on Wikipedia in regards to cultural media objects (e.g. TV shows, movies)? You're under no obligation to say yes, but I just thought I'd ask! (BTW, I'm hitting up all the ol' X-Files project users, too)--Gen. Quon (Talk) 22:15, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Awesome. Here's the questions I have. If you would prefer, you can email your answer to me via Wikipedia's email service. Also, if you are unsure of what one question means, feel free to ask for clarification, and if you don't want to answer one, you can skip it. Be as brief or as long-winded as you'd like.. although longer answers are preferred :P
1) When did you start editing Wikipedia and why?
2) Does Wikipedia play a big part in your life/identity?
3) What initially drew you to the articles that you edit?
4) Why do you feel the desire to collect disparate info and then collect it into one (or more) article?
5) What does the term ‘canon’ mean to you?
6) When you’re making an article, is it important to ‘stick to canon’, or use only legitimate, canonical sources?
7) In your opinion, what determines canon (or, “who has the final say”)?
8) Do some editors of pop culture articles guard their articles, (or “prevent the canon from being tainted”)?
9) If there’s an edit war and you want to get involved, generally, how do you determine what side to choose?
10) In your opinion, do certain Wikipedia editors have more power than others? If yes, how so?
11) How do you gain the trust of other editors?
12) How does an editor gain expertise/become an “expert” in a specific subject?
Thanks so much! (Also, I'm curious as to what your thesis was!)--Gen. Quon (Talk) 17:11, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
I really appreciate you taking the time to answer those questions. Means a lot!--Gen. Quon (Talk) 17:25, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of Adam Cuerden’s several quality restorations during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. Forty-seven competitors move into this round (a bit shy of the expected 64), and we are roughly broken into eight groups of six. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups.

Twenty-two Good Articles were submitted, including three by Connecticut Cyclonebiskit (submissions), and two each by Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions), Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), and New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions). Twenty-one Featured Pictures were claimed, including 17 by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) (the Round 1 high scorer). Thirty-one contestants saw their DYKs appear on the main page, with a commanding lead (28) by Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Twenty-nine participants conducted GA reviews with Lancashire J Milburn (submissions) completing nine.

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WikiCup 2016 March newsletter (update)[edit]

Along with getting the year wrong in the newsletter that went out earlier this week, we did not mention (as the bot did not report) that New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) claimed the first Featured Article Persoonia terminalis of the 2016 Wikicup. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email).--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:06, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Houston Rockets[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Houston Rockets[edit]

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  • Hi, yes I can pick that review up again today or tomorrow. While the message said "7 days from APril 1" I am going to go beyond that since I have not completed the review 100% yet. MPJ-US  01:24, 7 April 2016 (UTC)


The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2016[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Sonic characters[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Houston Rockets[edit]

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WikiCup 2016 May newsletter[edit]

FP of Christ Church Cathedral, Falkland Islands by Godot13

Round 2 is over and 35 competitors have moved on to Round 3.

Round 2 saw three FAs (two by New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) and one by Montana Montanabw (submissions)), four Featured Lists (with three by England Calvin999 (submissions)), and 53 Good Articles (six by Lancashire Worm That Turned (submissions) and five each by Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions)). Eleven Featured Pictures were promoted (six by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) and five by Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions)). One Featured Portal, Featured Topic and Good Topic were also promoted. The DYK base point total was 1,135. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) scored 265 base points, while British Empire The C of E (submissions) and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) each scored 150 base points. Eleven ITN were promoted and 131 Good Article Reviews were conducted with Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) completing a staggering 61 reviews. Two contestants, Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions), broke the 700 point mark for Round 2.

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South America[edit]

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WikiCup 2016 November newsletter: Final results[edit]

The final round of the 2016 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2016 WikiCup top three finalists:

In addition to recognizing the achievements of the top finishers and everyone who worked hard to make it to the final round, we also want to recognize those participants who were most productive in each of the WikiCup scoring categories:

  • Featured Article – Cas Liber (actually a three-way tie with themselves for two FAs in each of R2, R3, and R5).
  • Good Article – MPJ-DK had 14 GAs promoted in R3.
  • Featured List – England Calvin999 (submissions) produced 2 FLs in R2
  • Featured Pictures – Adam Cuerden restored 18 images to FP status in R4.
  • Featured Portal – Yakutsk SSTflyer (submissions) produced the only FPO of the Cup in R2.
  • Featured Topic – Connecticut Cyclonebiskit (submissions) and Calvin were each responsible for one FT in R3 and R2, respectively.
  • Good Topic – MPJ-DK created a GT with 9 GAs in R5.
  • Did You Know – MPJ-DK put 53 DYKs on the main page in R4.
  • In The News – India Dharmadhyaksha (submissions) and New York City Muboshgu (submissions), each with 5 ITN, both in R4.
  • Good Article Review – MPJ-DK completed 61 GARs in R2.

Over the course of the 2016 WikiCup the following content was added to Wikipedia (only reporting on fixed value categories): 17 Featured Articles, 183 Good Articles, 8 Featured Lists, 87 Featured Pictures, 40 In The News, and 321 Good Article Reviews. Thank you to all the competitors for your hard work and what you have done to improve Wikipedia.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:53, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

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WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup[edit]

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We would like to announce the start of the 4th GA Cup, a competition that seeks to encourage the reviewing of Good article nominations! Thus far, there have been three GA Cups, which were successful in reaching our goals of significantly reducing the traditionally long queue at GAN, so we're doing it again. Currently, there are over 400 nominations listed. We hope that we can again make an impact this time.

The 4th GA Cup will begin on November 1, 2016. Four rounds are currently scheduled (which will bring the competition to a close on February 28, 2017), but this may change based on participant numbers. We may take a break in December for the holidays, depending on the results of a poll of our participants taken shortly after the competition begins. The sign-up and submissions process will remain the same, as will the scoring.

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WikiCup December newsletter: WikiCup 2017[edit]

On 1 January 2017, WikiCup 2017 (the 10th Annual WikiCup) will begin. This year we are trying something a little different – monetary prizes.

For the WC2017 the prizes will be as follows (amounts are based in US$ and will be awarded in the form of an online Amazon gift certificate):

  • First place – $200
  • Second & Third place – $50 each
  • Category prizes – $25 per category (which will be limited to FA, FL, FP, GA, and DYK for 2017). Winning a category prize does not require making it to the final round.

Note: Monetary prizes are a one-year experiment for 2017 and may or may not be continued in the future. In order to be eligible to receive any of the prizes above, the competing Wikipedia account must have a valid/active email address.

After two years as a WikiCup judge, Figureskatingfan is stepping down. We thank her for her contributions as a WikiCup judge. We are pleased to announce that our newest judge is two-time WikiCup champion Cwmhiraeth.

The judges for the 2017 WikiCup are Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs), and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email).

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List of James Bond films[edit]

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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)

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May 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

The second round of the competition has now closed, with just under 100 points being required to qualify for round 3. YellowEvan just scraped into the next round with 98 points but we have to say goodbye to the thirty or so competitors who didn't achieve this threshold; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Our top scorers in round 2 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, led the field with five featured articles, four on birds and one on astronomy, and a total score of 2049, half of which came from bonus points.
  • Japan 1989 was in second place with 826 points, 466 of which were bonus points. 1989 has claimed points mostly relating to anime and Japanese-related articles.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 took third place with two FAs, one GA and seven GARs, mostly on naval vessels or military personnel, scoring 543 points.
  • Other contestants who scored over 400 points were Freikorp, Carbrera, and Czar. Of course all these points are now wiped out and the 32 remaining contestants start again from zero in round 3.

Vivvt submitted the largest number of DYKs (30), and MBlaze Lightning achieved 13 articles at ITN. Carbrera claimed for 11 GAs and Argento Surfer performed the most GARs, having reviewed 11. So far we have achieved 38 featured articles and a splendid 132 good articles. Commendably, 279 GARs have been achieved so far, more than double the number of GAs.

So, on to the third round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. 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 at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere 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 13:16, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2017 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the competition has finished in a flurry of last minute activity, with 288 points being required to qualify for round 4. It was a hotly competitive round with all but four of the contestants exceeding the 106 points that was necessary to proceed to round 4 last year. Coemgenus and Freikorp tied on 288, and both have been allowed to proceed, so round 4 now has one pool of eight competitors and one of nine.

Round 3 saw the achievement of a 26-topic Featured topic by MPJ-DK as well as 5 featured lists and 13 featured articles. PanagiotisZois and SounderBruce achieved their first ever featured articles. Carbrera led the GA score with 10, Tachs achieved 17 DYKs and MBlaze Lightning 10 In the news items. There were 167 DYKs, 93 GARs and 82 GAs overall, this last figure being higher than the number of GAs in round 2, when twice as many people were taking part. Even though contestants performed more GARs than they achieved GAs, there was still some frustration at the length of time taken to get articles reviewed.

As we start round 4, we say goodbye to the fifteen or so competitors who didn't quite make it; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them (some people have fallen foul of this rule and the points have been removed).

If you are concerned that your nomination, whether it be for a good article, a featured process, or anything else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. It would be helpful if this list could be cleared of any items no longer relevant. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to 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 05:38, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

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The Good Article Nominations Page Needs Your Help![edit]

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Hi there. You nominated an article for evaluation against the good article criteria some time ago, but I noticed you have yet to review an article yourself. Although it's not mandatory, it would be helpful if every user who creates a nomination also reviewed at least one other article, as this would help clear the massive backlog. Reviewing someone else's article can also help you in the long run: every article reviewed brings yours one position closer to the top of the nominations list! If you worked on the article you nominated, chances are you're already familiar with the six good article criteria. It really isn't hard to review, and may take an experienced editor only a few hours to complete. If you have the time and would like to help, please click here, take a moment to figure out which article you'd like to review, then click on its (start review) button. Thank you for reading, and if you need assistance with your review at any point, please feel free to leave a message on my talk page and I'll respond to you as soon as I can. Slightlymad (talk) 09:06, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of X-Men: Days of Future Past[edit]

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WP: 25 Talk Page[edit]

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WikiCup 2017 September newsletter[edit]

Round 4 of the WikiCup has ended and we move forward into the final round. In round 4, a total of 12 FAs, 3 FLs, 44 GAs, 3 FLs, 79 DYKs, 1 ITN and 42 GARs was achieved, with no FPs or FTs this time. Congratulations to Peacemaker67 on the Royal Yugoslav Navy Good Topic of 36 items, and the 12 featured articles achieved by Cas Liber (5), Vanamonde93 (3), Peacemaker67 (2), Adityavagarwal (1) and 12george1 (1). With a FA scoring 200 points, and bonus points available on top of this, FAs are likely to feature heavily in the final round. Meanwhile Yellow Evan, a typhoon specialist, was contributing 12 DYKs and 10 GAs, while Adityavagarwal and Freikorp topped the GAR list with 8 reviews each. As we enter the final round, we are down to eight contestants, and we would like to thank those of you who have been eliminated for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. The lowest score needed to reach round 5 was 305, and I think we can expect a highly competitive final round.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 4 but before the start of round 5 can be claimed in round 5. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed. It would be helpful if this list could be cleared of any items no longer relevant. 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, and let the best man (or woman) win! 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 06:26, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2017 November newsletter: Final results[edit]

The final round of the 2017 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2017 WikiCup top three finalists:

In addition to recognizing the achievements of the top finishers and everyone who worked hard to make it to the final round, we also want to recognize those participants who were most productive in each of the WikiCup scoring categories:

  • Featured Article – Cas Liber (actually a two-way tie with themselves for an astonishing five FAs in R2 and R4).
  • Good Article – Adityavagarwal had 14 GAs promoted in R5.
  • Featured List – Canada Bloom6132 (submissions) and Japan 1989 (submissions) both produced 2 FLs in R2
  • Featured Pictures – Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce (submissions) improved an image to FP status in R5, the only FP this year.
  • Featured Topic – Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) has the only FT of the Cup in R3.
  • Good Topic – Four different editors created a GT in R2, R3 and R4.
  • Did You Know – Adityavagarwal had 22 DYKs on the main page in R5.
  • In The News – India MBlaze Lightning (submissions) had 14 ITN on the main page in R2.
  • Good Article Review – India Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (submissions) completed 31 GARs in R1.

Over the course of the 2017 WikiCup the following content was added or improved on Wikipedia: 51 Featured Articles, 292 Good Articles, 18 Featured Lists, 1 Featured Picture, 1 Featured Topics, 4 Good Topics, around 400 Did You Knows, 75 In The News, and 442 Good Article Reviews. Thank you to all the competitors for your hard work and what you have done to improve Wikipedia.

Regarding the prize vouchers - @Adityavagarwal, Vanamonde93, Casliber, Bloom6132, 1989, and SounderBruce: please send Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) an email from the email address to which you would like your Amazon voucher sent. Please include your preference of global Amazon marketplace as well. We hope to have the electronic gift cards processed and sent within a week.

We will open up a discussion for comments on process and scoring in a few days. The 2018 WikiCup is just around the corner! Many thanks from all the judges. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:41, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

WikiCup 2018[edit]

So the 2017 WikiCup has come to an end. Congratulations to the winner, to the other finalists and to all those who took part. 177 contestants signed up, more than usual, but not all of them submitted entries in the first round. Were editors attracted by the cash prizes offered for the first time this year, or were these irrelevant? Do the rules and scoring need changing for the 2018 WikiCup? If you have a view on these or other matters, why not join in the WikiCup discussion about next year's contest? Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:59, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

WP:Top 25[edit]

I only noticed that you were scheduled to complete the Top 25 Report for the past week. I did not mean to rob you of this opportunity, and would like to apologise in case I was encroaching upon your territory in this regard. It did not occur to me until my report was complete. Sorry again. Stormy clouds (talk) 22:36, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Igordebraga. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2017 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)