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The Signpost: 17 June 2015[edit]

Thank you[edit]

Again, many thanks for undertaking the GAN, Josh! Apologies that the Mick Aston review ended up getting a little derailed by an argument; I don't quite know exactly why that got so nasty, but I suppose these things happen on Wikipedia. All the best! Midnightblueowl (talk) 19:56, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

It happened because you lied. Eric Corbett 20:15, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Oh for Heaven's sake, not this old chestnut again... (for what it's worth I categorically deny ever having lied at any point during that GAN and am genuinely perplexed as to why this accusation is being repeatedly flung at me.) But Josh's talk page isn't the place for this. Midnightblueowl (talk) 21:16, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Metallica's Black Album[edit]

Thanks, I didn't even think about the rationales! I am aware you're busy, but if you get a sec, I've got a question. I have used an audio example from a GA (Korn's "Good God" on Life is Peachy) to follow example for this case. I notice the "Sad but True" sample is much longer than the other two, standing at 2 minutes rather than a short 30 seconds. While it'd be cool to have the things written down about this song, maybe I should migrate the caption to the song page and remove this sample. It doesn't seem fair to use, nor is it consistent with the others. What should I do? DannyMusicEditor (talk) 20:18, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

@DannyMusicEditor: Per WP:SAMPLE, music samples should (almost) never be longer than 30 seconds/10% of the song length, whichever is shorter. The sample should be replaced with a smaller one, and the page should be tagged with {{non-free reduced}}. If you aren't able/willing to do this, I recommend you remove the sample from the pages in question- especially anything nominated at GAC or already promoted to GA. Josh Milburn (talk) 21:16, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. I don't know about anyone else, but I for one am unable to do so. I have already removed said sample. I'm hoping I can get a better copy in the future. Is this the only concern that brought you to tag the page this way? DannyMusicEditor (talk) 21:23, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

I didn't look too closely, but the key issues (I didn't notice that one of the samples was that long!) were, first, that there were samples without detailed rationales (or any rationale) and the open question of whether we really need three samples. As you're dealing with the issue (and I'm happy to trust you to do it well), I don't object to you removing the tag. Thanks for understanding! Josh Milburn (talk) 21:33, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

I've fixed the rationales. I'll remove the tag. Thanks again for your help! DannyMusicEditor (talk) 21:54, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Animal Rights Without Liberation[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Animal Rights Without Liberation 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 Midnightblueowl -- Midnightblueowl (talk) 21:01, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Animal Rights Without Liberation[edit]

 — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:00, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 June 2015[edit]

2015 GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2015 GA Cup - June 2015
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Welcome to the GA Cup! In less than 72 hours, the competition will begin! Before you all start reviewing nominations and reassessments we want to make sure you understand the following:

  • This is a friendly competition so we don't want any cheating/breaking of the rules. However, if you do believe someone is going against the rules, notify the judges. All the rules are listed here.
  • If you are a new editor or new to reviewing Good article nominations, it is imperative that you read the 4 essays/guides listed under FAQ #4. If you do not understand something, ask a judge for clarification ASAP!
  • The competition is not entirely about who can review the most nominations. Per the "Scoring" page, there is different criteria in which you can earn more points. Theoretically, you could review 10 nominations and have 80 points but another user could have reviewed 5 nominations and have 100 points. Yes, we want you to review as many nominations as you can as this will greatly increase the number of points you earn, but you must also keep in mind that every single review will be looked over by a judge. If we find that you are "rubber-stamping" (in other words, the review is not complete but you still passed/failed the article) you may be disqualified without warning. The same applies with reassessments. If you just say that the article should be delisted or kept with no explanation, points will not be awarded.
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Also, rather than creating a long list on what to remember, make sure you have read the "Scoring", "Submissions", and "FAQ" pages.

Now some of you are probably wondering how on earth the rounds will work.

The rounds will work in a similar fashion as the previous competition, with the exception of the first round. Round 1 will have everyone compete in one big pool. Depending on the final number of participants after sign-ups close, a to-be-determined number of participants will move on (highest scorers will move on) to Round 2. We guarantee that the top 15 will move on (this number may change), so make sure you aim for those top positions! Moving on to Round 2, participants will be split into pools. The pools will be determined by a computer program that places participants by random. More details regarding Round 2 will be sent out at the end of Round 1.

It is important to note that the GA Cup will run on UTC time, so make sure you know what time that is for where you live! On that note, the GA Cup will start on July 1 at 0:00:01 UTC; Round 1 will end on July 29 at 23:59:59 UTC; Round 2 will commence on August 1 at 0:00:01 UTC. All reviews must be started after or on the start time of the round. If you qualify for Round 2 but do not complete a review before the end of Round 1, the review can be carried over to Round 2; however that review will not count for Round 1. Prior to the start of the the second round, participants who qualify to move on will be notified.

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Your GA nomination of Animal Rights Without Liberation[edit]

The article Animal Rights Without Liberation you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Animal Rights Without Liberation for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Midnightblueowl -- Midnightblueowl (talk) 18:01, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of La Couchette[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article La Couchette 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 SNUGGUMS -- SNUGGUMS (talk) 08:41, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 01 July 2015[edit]


Hey, I just want to thank you for all the work you've put into the It's a Good Life article so far, and apologize for being less responsive. I've been a bit busy in real life lately, which has limited my Wiki activity to what I could do in a few minutes here and there—I haven't even had a block of time free long enough to sit down and re-read the book so I could re-work the plot, though I've had it in my bag with me everywhere for the last week. I was just telling myself that if I couldn't finally get around to that part at least this weekend, then I should tell you to go ahead and close the nom. Curly Turkey ¡gobble! 22:40, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

@Curly Turkey: That's my pleasure- thanks for the time you've put in to the article. I appreciate the difficulty with time, and appreciate that I haven't been as responsive as I could have been. The article's certainly looking a lot better, and as long as you don't rush in to FAC, I'm sure the article could be neatened up to the extent that it would have a very good chance there. Josh Milburn (talk) 07:29, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Josh,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Epipedobates-tricolor-dreistreifen-baumsteiger.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 24, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-07-24. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:25, 5 July 2015 (UTC)