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Books and Bytes - Issue 24[edit]

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Issue 24, August-September 2017

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Southeast Pacific TCs[edit]

If its true that other TCs and Sub TCs have formed in the Southeast Pacific region, can you please update the article draft with that info? It would be really helpful, especially given the notability of the storm in question (Katie). Also, you should note that the tropical cyclones article currently says that Katie is the first-ever tropical/subtropical system ever observed in the Southeast Pacific. If this is not true, then you should change it, and add in the sources. LightandDark2000 (talk) 19:55, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

I have been unable to find sources/publications on further occurrences. This video was the only thing so far I could find on a "possible" occurrence in June 2017 (which is still after 2015). Could you please provide some links/reports if you have any? Thanks. LightandDark2000 (talk) 20:05, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
@LightandDark2000: Define what the SE Pacific is please as i am not aware of any official/formal defintions and consider it to be within the Eastern Hemisphere and the South Pacific Ocean to the east of 180. In which case all I need to do is to point you to IBTRACS or read our articles on 82-83 91-92 & 97-98 SPAC amongst others. I also note that there is an unofficial system in the 82-83 season, which formed near 110W and will be added to SPEARTC when it is next updated.Jason Rees (talk) 20:33, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
By "Southeast Pacific", I am referring to the region of the South Pacific Ocean that lies outside the boundaries of any official tropical cyclone agencies' areas of responsibility, namely the areas east of 120°W. Katie was such a storm that formed and remained east of the line throughout its entire existence. BTW, I am unfamiliar with IBTRACS and where to find archived seasonal data reports on the site. LightandDark2000 (talk) 20:41, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
Ah the problem with using the term SE Pacific is that there are at least 3 different defintions, which we could apply for it, which are the International Dateline (180), 140W (based on NHC's AoR) or 120W (No RSMC's). I personally prefer the international dateline since it neatly avoids any issues with OR and would probably be the most common definitnion. Either way Katie is not the only (sub) tropical feature in the SE Pacific, since as i mentioned there was a tropical depression near 110W in 82-83, which was outside of Nadi's AoR. As for IBTRACS, I find that its easier to use this version of it since it provides BT data from all of the warning center's that warned on a system.Jason Rees (talk) 21:12, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the link. I have reworded part of the lead in the Katie draft to be much more specific as to the location. Concerning Katie's area of development (outside of official basin lines), I think that Katie would be the second such system. If the June 2017 system was tropical or subtropical, that would make 3 systems forming east of the basin's boundaries. LightandDark2000 (talk) 21:55, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
I seriously doubt that they are the only two systems to have existed outside of the SPAC boudries but i do not have any evidence to confirm or deny this. I would also be very surprised if "Katie" justifies a full blown article, rather than a paragraph in other systems in 2014-15 SPAC. After all it is just an independent researcher (Steve Young) who stated, that it "appeared to meet the definition of a subtropical cyclone." If you must give it an article at least carefully include some of the report that was written on pg S129 about the system.Jason Rees (talk) 01:03, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

@LightandDark2000: to ensure he sees this message.Jason Rees (talk) 01:38, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

Most of the data on the Subtropical cyclone is on Page 149. Anyway, I do plan to include info from the report in the draft. LightandDark2000 (talk) 01:42, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

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.

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As we now have Haikui, should we add the year for Typhoon Haikui (2012)? Especially how I'm making a 2017 Haikui article. Typhoon2013 (talk) 22:24, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

I think we should wait and see what happens and see if this years Haikui reaches typhoon intensity. If it doesnt then we do not need to bother moving the 2012 version imo.Jason Rees (talk) 23:01, 10 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)